The Culling of the Inactive is one of the Empire's most unfortunate but most important necessities. Any micronations which accept large numbers of applicants is inevitably plagued by the disapearance of a large proportion of their citizens. In many states, this leads to eventual inertia and stagnation as it becomes increasingly difficult to mobilize a large percentage of the population. Even in the best of circumstances, this phenomenon leads to inflated and functionally inaccurate estimates of population size. To cope with this problem, the Empire initiated the Culling of the Inactive program.

A Culling works as follows: once per year, typically in June, the government sends a personalized letter to every registered citizen. The citizen then has one full month to reply to this letter to demonstrate that 1) the government has a valid way to contact them and 2) they are still alive. Citizens who fail to reply within one month lose their citizenship unless they can report extenuating circumstances; citizens have in the past been made exempt from the Culling due to being in their macronation's military (and thus frequently out of contact) or for some reasons. A citizen who loses their citizenship can always reapply and many lost citizens have been welcomed back after being culled.

Click the links below to view information from select Cullings of the Inactive from years past. Note that some supplemental information may be listed in the relevant News pages and not here, and that Census data collected at the time of the Culling is archived here.

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