The Principality does not recognize any illegitimate governments such as those which replaced Sovereign Monarchies; especially those in the last 125 years. Examples include, but are not limited to, France, Portugal, Brazil, Nepal, Croatia, Serbia and especially Albania since the referendum of 1997 was in favor of the Monarchy but the illegitimate Republic of Albania has not relinquished control. The Principality does not consider Non-Monarchical governments to be legitimate.
There is no empirically valid evidence that electing leaders actually produces better leaders - none! Virtually all of human history has been ruled by Hereditary leadership (e.g. Chieftainships, Tribalism, Monarchies) in some way save the last 125 years. We believe anything outside of hereditary leadership is inferior with very few exceptions and have no desire to engage in any type of diplomatic relations with non-monarchies unless such interaction is beyond our control (i.e. being forced to deal with a republican government to turn over criminals).
Recognition of Other Nations
In order to be recognized by Our government, other Nations need to have taken substantial steps towards real independence. The Royal Family will rarely - if ever - officially recognize any other State or Nation that are not in some way legitimate. The following four basic criteria must be met before We will consider any type of recognition:
Their country has a legitimate claim to independence as outline by the United Nations. The Size of the country does not matter;
They must have a legal right to all the land they claim in some capacity (e.g. they do not claim land owned by other people or another country unless those lands are legally disputed such as those occupied by the Republic of Liberia);
Their government structure has to be a Monarchy. We will not entertain anything less than a Monarchy;
They have permanent citizens that live inside the borders of their country that do not include the ruling family.
The Principality of the Northern Forests rejects and is abhorred by people claiming Bir Tawil as their country. The rightful owners are the Ababda tribe which has claimed Bir Tawil as their nomadic territory where they have been for centuries. We will not entertain any claims from any people for this area unless it is directly from the Prince of the Ababda Tribe. We also reject the idea of “sovereign citizens” and do not engage in relations with role-playing entities called “micronations” which are pretend countries that emulate nations/states but have no intention of being an international Sovereign State. We ask that “micronations” please refrain from contacting us unless you meet, or will meet, the criteria listed above.