The Alban Commonwealth traces its origins to the final days of the Third World War and the exodus of wealth from the belligerent states. A lucrative partnership between the wealth of trillionaire Robert Murdoch and the celebrity of broadcaster Sir Peter Weyland helped ensure the success of the venture by attracting the attention of such wealthy investors as the Bezos Group and the Musk Foundation. Although he passed away before seeing his project come to fruition, it was the unique dream of Robert Murdoch to see the creation of a new free state, one without the history and baggage of similar past endeavors. It was supposed by Murdoch that only those capable of paying their way would be eligible to join the new state, with minimum wealth requirements for those seeking to migrate and the right of the government to assess the status of such individuals and their eligibility to remain citizens. Through the many permutations of the project, particularly under the leadership of Sir Peter Weyland with the support of the Murdoch estate, although the tone was softened, this vision of a plutocratic republic remained throughout.
The present-day Alban Commonwealth came into being with the federation of the first sixty settlements under the Articles of Union, whose ratification as the Alban constitution is marked by the Founding Day holiday every June 11. Based on the classical model of presidential republic, the authors of the Articles of Union were careful to learn from the mistakes of the past by attempting to preempt them in the present.Continue reading