Ariel Lederman

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Ariel Lederman
1st President of the Republic of Freedonia
Assumed office
10 January 2021
Prime MinisterVacant
Vice PresidentAzerianus Severanus
Preceded byOffice Established
Congressman in Georgienstine
Assumed office
15 February 2021
PresidentRaphaël Olivier
In office
5 November 2020 – 8 January 2021
8th Congressional Minority Leader in Georgienstine
In office
3 December 2020 – 8 January 2021
PresidentRaphaël Olivier
Preceded byBenjamin Pickles
Succeeded byAzerianus Severanus
Committee Representative in Freedonia
In office
9 October 2020 – 10 January 2021
Preceded byOffice Established
Succeeded byOffice Abolished
(Himself as President)
Personal details
Born5 January 2002 (2002-01-05) (age 19)
Citizenship Freedonia
West River
Georgienstine
Nationality United States
Political partyLiberal Party of Georgienstine
Liberal Party of Freedonia

Ariel Lederman is a micronational politician and statesman. He served on the provisional government of the Republic of Freedonia, The Committee of Public Affairs, and was later voted as the President of the nascent country. He also serves in the Geogienstinian National Congress and briefly served as the Congressional Minority Leader under the Big Tent libertarian political party, The New Democrats. Lederman has earned a reputation for being an advocate of individual rights, free markets, and non-interventionism in foreign policy.

Lederman is not new to the micronational community. He ran a micronation when he was younger known as the Republic of Promesa which he was unable to get off the ground due to inactivity and instability within the nation and his personal life at the time. He took a long sabbatical from the community as a whole for a full five years until returning in 2020 after renewed interest.

Lederman does not see micronationalism as serious means to establish independence movements in the countries that they spring up in. However, he views it as a positive influence in order to increase political awareness in younger people and to learn about the intricacies that often go behind running a government. He is, however, critical of those within the community who have simulationist micronations and declare "war" and have "battles" with others within the community.