As of today, June 2, 2012, Burkland has become a Zealandian canton. Which means the federal government will provide for defence. The Burklandi state will still maintain high decrees of autonomy. The reason the president gave was that Burkland is a group of territories liberated socialism, as is Zealandia. “It would make much sense to unite,” he said. It is unknown what this union will do. Matthew Burklandssen believes it will “advance the cause of socialism in an imperialist-ruled world.” The agreement was made via Skype, as Burklandssen and Markssen can’t meet in real life.