Over the past nine years SVR has evolved beyond the stage of simply wanting to free Vermont from the clutches of an immoral, unsustainable, ungovernable, unfixable empire. It now views itself in a much broader context.
Vermont, like most small nations and most aspiring nations, finds it increasingly difficult to cope with the chaos of a meganation world under the cloud of empire. Fifty nine percent of the 7.035 billion people of the world live in one of eleven countries which has a population in excess of 100 million people. These megacountries bear the primary responsibility for a plethora of global megaproblems including the 2008 financial meltdown (ongoing), the euro crisis, the threat of terrorism, imperialism (particularly American imperialism), excessive population growth, poverty, peak oil, and climate change.
In light of these developments SVR has broadened its mission to include a commitment to: (1) the peaceful breakup of meganations such as the United States, China, and Russia; (2) the self-determination of breakaway states such as Quebec, Scotland, and Vermont; and (3) a strategic alliance with other small, democratic, nonviolent, affluent, socially responsible, cooperative, egalitarian, sustainable, ecofriendly nations such as Austria, Finland, and Switzerland which share a high degree of environmental integrity and a strong sense of community.
Above all, SVR now sees itself as pursuing a path which will enable it to join the community of small nations of the world.