Quebecosphere International Organization

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The Quebecosphere International Organization (Quebecshirite: Organisation International du Québecosphere) (OIQ) is an organization of states on Terraconserva that have a connection to the Quebecshirite language through diplomatic, economic, or cultural reasons. Due to the influence of Quebecshire in the global economy, the member states of the organization extend beyond states closely associated to Quebecshirite culture. The organization was founded in 1972 and has had several states join since its inception.

Member States

Member states are divided into full member states and associate member states.

Full Member States

OIQ Member States
Flag Member State Date of Admission Notes
Flag of turku Finland-.svg Beauvois April 6, 1972 Regional member as an autonomous city of Groffenord with a majority Quebecophone population.
Gagium April 6, 1972 Founding member, close cultural and linguistic connections to Quebecshire.
Puerto Francisco November 14, 2006 Regional member as an autonomous city of Creeperopolis with a majority Quebecophone population.
Quebecshire April 6, 1972 Founding member, primary state for Quebecophones.
Willdavie April 6, 1972 Founding member.

Associate Member States

OIQ Associate Member States
Flag Member State Date of Admission Notes
Creeperopolis Creeperopolis July 29, 1974 Suspended 1999-2005.
Eminople April 6, 1972 Founding associate member.
Grofenflag.png Groffenord April 6, 1972 Founding associate member.
Greater Sacramento April 6, 1972 Founding associate member.
Lyoa April 6, 1972 Founding associate member. Suspended 1979-2003.
Paleocacher October 3, 1981 Quebecshire threatened suspension on two occasions in 2020.
Reia April 6, 1972 Founding associate member.
San Carlos Islands April 6, 1972 Founding associate member.
Sequoyah February 2, 1989 Suspended 2020-Present.
Terranihil August 22, 2010 -
Xusma March 29, 2004 -

Controversy and Criticism

The organization has been criticized as being way for Quebecshire to extend its diplomatic influence over Terraconserva, and by some, due to the composition of the full members, the organization has been accused of being another diplomatic arm for Terraconserva Economic Union interests.[citation needed]

Criticism by Laurent Tulossa

Lyoan dictator Laurent Tulossa was heavily critical of the organization. Shortly after Lyoa’s suspension from the group, Tulossa lambasted the organization as “corrupt” and referred to it as “the modern-day equivalent of colonialism”. In 1985, during a speech, Tulossa remarked that the OIQ was “neocolonialist”. Throughout his presidency, he continued to assert that the organization was corrupt and imperialist. In 2002, Tulossa was overthrown by the Revolutionary United Forces during the First Lyoan Civil War. After the war's conclusion in mid-2003, Lyoa was re-admitted to the OIQ.

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