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| prefix        = [[w:His Grace|His Grace]]
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| prefix        = [[w:His Majesty|His Serene Majesty]]
| name          = Charles Ross
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| name          = Charles von Graustark
| suffix        = KNI, COD, CUBMC, KStP, KCW, CAO, KOB, GCV
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| suffix        = KNI, COD, CUBMC, KStP, KCW, CAO, KOB, GCV, GCIF, IC, KIC
| image        = CharlesRossPhoto.png
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| image        = Charles von Graustark.jpeg
| caption      = Charles Ross in early 2021
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| caption      = Charles von Graustark in late 2021
| office 1      = [[Monarch of Phokland|Tsar of Phokland]]
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| office 1      = [[Graustark|King of Graustark-Dawsbergen]]
| assumed/in 1  = In
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| assumed/in 1  = Assumed
| date 1        = 10 February [[2007]] - 25 August [[2019]]
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| date 1        = 25 August [[2019]]
 
| hos 1        =  
 
| hos 1        =  
 
| hos name  1  =  
 
| hos name  1  =  
| predecessor 1 = ''Throne established''
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| predecessor 1 = Lisa Marie I
| successor 1  = Tsar Mia Sanchez I
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| successor 1  =  
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| office 2      = [[Monarch of Phokland|Tsar of Phokland]]
 
| assumed/in 2  = In
 
| assumed/in 2  = In
| date 2        = 8 October [[2019]] - 31 December [[2019]]
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| date 2        = 10 February [[2007]] - 25 August [[2019]]
 
| hos 2        =  
 
| hos 2        =  
| hos name  2   =  
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| hos name 2    =
| predecessor 2 = Tsar Mia Sanchez I
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| predecessor 2 = ''Throne established''
| successor 2   = ''Throne dissolved''
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| successor 2  = [[Mia Sanchez|Mia I]]
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| assumed/in 3 = In
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| date 3        = 8 October [[2019]] - 31 December [[2019]]
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| hos 3        =
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| hos name  3   =  
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| predecessor 3 = [[Mia Sanchez|Mia I]]
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| successor 3   = ''Throne dissolved''
 
| office 4      = [[Commissioner of Bregusland]]
 
| office 4      = [[Commissioner of Bregusland]]
 
| assumed/in 4  = In
 
| assumed/in 4  = In
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| successor 6  = [[Anthony Clark]]
 
| successor 6  = [[Anthony Clark]]
 
| office 7      = [[Parliament of West Canada|Foreign Minister for West Canada]]
 
| office 7      = [[Parliament of West Canada|Foreign Minister for West Canada]]
| assumed/in 7  = assumed
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| assumed/in 7  = in
| date 7        = 1 July [[2021]]
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| date 7        = 1 July [[2021]] - 1 August [[2021]]
 
| hos 7        = Governor General  
 
| hos 7        = Governor General  
 
| hog 7        = Prime Minister
 
| hog 7        = Prime Minister
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| hog name 7    = Mattias Forsberg
 
| hog name 7    = Mattias Forsberg
 
| predecessor 7 = ''Office established''
 
| predecessor 7 = ''Office established''
| successor 7  = ''Incumbent''
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| successor 7  = ''Office abolished''
 
| birthdate    = {{Birth date and age|2003|1|30|df=y}}
 
| birthdate    = {{Birth date and age|2003|1|30|df=y}}
| citizenship  = {{ubl|{{Flaglist|Empire of Austenasia}}|{{Flaglist|Dracul}}|[[File:Kingdom of graustark flag.png|25px]] [[Graustark-Dawsbergen]]|{{Flaglist|United States}}|{{Flaglist|WestCanada}}}}
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| citizenship  = {{ubl|{{Flaglist|Empire of Austenasia}}|[[File:Kingdom of graustark flag.png|25px]] [[Graustark-Dawsbergen]]|{{Flaglist|United States}}|}}
 
| Religion      = [[w:Catholic Church|Roman Catholicism]]
 
| Religion      = [[w:Catholic Church|Roman Catholicism]]
| spouse        = [[Mia Sanchez]] (''fiancé'')
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| spouse        = [[Mia Sanchez]] (''fiancée'')
 
| residence    = [[w:Arizona|Arizona]], [[w:United States|United States]]
 
| residence    = [[w:Arizona|Arizona]], [[w:United States|United States]]
 
| occupation    =  
 
| occupation    =  
| nickname = Charlie
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| nickname =  
| allegiance = {{Flaglist|Commonwealth of Dracul}}<br>{{Flaglist|United States}}
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| sig = Charles Ross Signature.svg
| branch = [[Dracul Army]]<br>[[w:United States Army|United States Army]]
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| allegiance = {{Flaglist|Commonwealth of Dracul}}
| serviceyears = 2020 - 2021 (''Dracul'')<br>2021 (''United States'')
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| branch = [[Dracul Army]]
| rank = 1st Lieutenant (''Dracul'')<br>[[w:Private (rank)|Private]] (''United States'')
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| serviceyears = 2020 - 2021 (''Dracul'')
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| rank = 1st Lieutenant (''Dracul'')
 
| unit =  
 
| unit =  
 
| commands = Army of Dracul (2020 - 2021)<br>1st Dragon Regiment (2021)
 
| commands = Army of Dracul (2020 - 2021)<br>1st Dragon Regiment (2021)
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| awards = Draculian Iron Cross<br>[[Austenasian Order|Commander of the Austenasian Order]]
 
| awards = Draculian Iron Cross<br>[[Austenasian Order|Commander of the Austenasian Order]]
 
}}
 
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'''Lord Charles Aelred Raphael Ross, Duke of Occidentia, Margrave of Phokland''' (known alternatively in micronationalism as '''Charles von Graustark''', '''Charlie R.''' or '''[[Fred Patrick Parker]]''') is a [[micronationalist|micronational]] [[w:Foreign minister|Diplomat]], [[ATP|Media Producer]] and [[Austenasian Nobility|Nobleman]] who has held numerous positions within the [[micronational community]], with prominent ones including, [[Monarch of Phokland|Tsar]] of the [[Tsardom of Phokland]], [[State President of Phokland|State President]] of the [[Phoklandian Free State]], [[Commissioner of Bregusland|Governing Commissioner]] of [[Bregusland|Bregusland Colony]], [[Organisation of Active Micronations (2019)|Secretary General of the OAM]], [[Official Historian (Austenasia)|Official Historian]] of the [[Empire of Austenasia]], [[Foreign Office (Austenasia)|Austenasian Consul in Arizona]], [[w:Press Secretary|Draculian Presidential Press Secretary]], [[Attorney General (Austenasia)|Attorney General of Austenasia]], [[w:City Council|City Councilman]] for [[Bran District]] and [[w:Lieutenant Governor|Lieutenant Governor]] of [[North Dracul]]. He currently serves as Director-General of Austenasian Television Productions, [[Graustark|Prince of Graustark]],  [[Dominion of West Canada|Member of Parliament and Foreign Minister for the Dominion of West Canada]] and as a Draculian Colonial Administrator.
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'''King Charles Raphael von Graustark, Duke of Occidentia, Margrave of Phokland''' (known alternatively in micronationalism as '''[[Fred Patrick Parker]]''', '''[[Raphistan|Shah Alexander Augustus]]''' and formerly as '''Charles Ross''') is a [[micronationalist|micronational]] Businessman, [[w:Foreign minister|Diplomat]], [[ATP|Media Producer]] and [[Austenasian Nobility|Nobleman]] who has held numerous positions within the [[micronational community]], with prominent ones including, [[Monarch of Phokland|Tsar]] of the [[Tsardom of Phokland]], [[State President of Phokland|State President]] of the [[Phoklandian Free State]], [[Commissioner of Bregusland|Governing Commissioner]] of [[Bregusland|Bregusland Colony]], [[Organisation of Active Micronations (2019)|Secretary General of the OAM]], [[Official Historian (Austenasia)|Official Historian]] of the [[Empire of Austenasia]], [[Foreign Office (Austenasia)|Austenasian Consul in Arizona]], [[w:Press Secretary|Draculian Presidential Press Secretary]], [[Attorney General (Austenasia)|Attorney General of Austenasia]], [[w:City Council|City Councilman]] for [[Bran District]] and [[w:Lieutenant Governor|Lieutenant Governor]] of [[North Dracul]]. He currently serves as Director-General of Austenasian Television Productions, [[Graustark|Prince of Graustark]],  [[Dominion of West Canada|Member of Parliament for the Dominion of West Canada]] and as a Draculian Businessman.
  
 
Throughout his micronational career (spanning as far back as 2007), Charles has gained a small amount of attention through his leading role in establishing several micronational-themed media platforms, including; [[Television Territory]], [[Phokland News Network]], [[Television Graustark]] and his most notable platform, [[MicroRamble]], a micronational commentary and current events program he operated with fellow micronationalists, [[Thomas Bainbridge]] and [[Christina Nowell]]. In May of 2021, Charles accepted the job of Director-General for the Austenasian public broadcasting company; [[Austenasian Television Productions]].
 
Throughout his micronational career (spanning as far back as 2007), Charles has gained a small amount of attention through his leading role in establishing several micronational-themed media platforms, including; [[Television Territory]], [[Phokland News Network]], [[Television Graustark]] and his most notable platform, [[MicroRamble]], a micronational commentary and current events program he operated with fellow micronationalists, [[Thomas Bainbridge]] and [[Christina Nowell]]. In May of 2021, Charles accepted the job of Director-General for the Austenasian public broadcasting company; [[Austenasian Television Productions]].
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==Micronational career==
 
==Micronational career==
Ross began his micronational career in 2007 when he created/ran the [[Kingdom of Rosston]] in the playground of his primary school until its dissolution in [[2013]].
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Ross began his micronational career in 2007 when he created/ran the [[Kingdom of Rosston]] in the playground of his primary school until its dissolution in [[2013]]. During his time running Rosston, Chares was for the most part unaware of what micronationalism was and simply saw himself leading a "new country". This juvenile belief later faded away and while searching for a more accurate description of the hobby he was participating in, he found the [[w:YouTube|YouTube]] page of the now-defunct [http://www.bahoudii.com/bahoudii.tv/ Kingdom of Bahoudii], more specifically, [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3vn9h_GtZs a micronational newscast] from them, dated 15 January 2011. From this he discovered the term "micronation" and through this keyword, eventually found MicroWiki; a site he would lurk on until eventually creating an account in 2018.
  
=== Phokland ===
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Years after Rosston became inactive, Charles' intrest in micronationalism was reignited after watching actor-comedian [[w:Nostalgia Critic|Doug Walker's]] 2010 film [https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1757779/ Kickassia] where the micronational [[Republic of Molossia]] and its leader [[Kevin Baugh]] were featured prominently.
Following the restoration of Rosston (now renamed [[Phokland]]) in [[2017]], he was selected as Prime Minister of the new country. From there he became the monarch of the [[Principality of Phokland]], a position that later evolved into [[w:Viceroy|Viceroy]] for the [[Viceroyalty of Phokland]] then to [[w:Tsar|Tsar]] of the [[Tsardom of Phokland]] and finally State President of the [[Phoklandian Free State]]. His involvement in Phokland ended in April 2020 with the dissolution of Phokland as a micronation.
 
  
=== Austenasia ===
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===Phokland===
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Following the restoration of Rosston (now renamed [[Phokland]]) in [[2017]], Charles was selected as Prime Minister of the new country. From there he became the monarch of the [[Principality of Phokland]], a position that later evolved into [[w:Viceroy|Viceroy]] for the [[Viceroyalty of Phokland]] then to [[w:Tsar|Tsar]] of the [[Tsardom of Phokland]] and finally State President of the [[Phoklandian Free State]]. His involvement in Phokland ended in April 2020 with the dissolution of Phokland as a micronation.
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===Austenasia===
 
While a part of Phokland, Charles began associating with other micronations, notably the [[Empire of Austenasia]] where he became the nation's Official Historian, Council to Arizona and, Commissioner of the [[Austenasian Crown Dependency]] of [[Bregusland]]. Over time, however, he began drifting away from Austenasia and began to focus more on his primary project, that being Phokland and later, Dracul. His involvement in the empire came to an end in December 2020, when after a legal battle in Dracul, Ross was forced to resign from all government offices within Austenasia. His last position ([[Commissioner of Bregusland]]) came to an end on 1 January 2021 when Bregusland dissolved. Despite his departure, Ross still held all noble titles and awards bestowed upon him during his tenure in Austenasia, and additionally, still maintained his Austenasian citizenship. Ross would later return to Austenasian involvement in June 2021, this time in the private sector as he was appointed Director-General of the privately owned, government subsidized [[Austenasian Television Productions]].
 
While a part of Phokland, Charles began associating with other micronations, notably the [[Empire of Austenasia]] where he became the nation's Official Historian, Council to Arizona and, Commissioner of the [[Austenasian Crown Dependency]] of [[Bregusland]]. Over time, however, he began drifting away from Austenasia and began to focus more on his primary project, that being Phokland and later, Dracul. His involvement in the empire came to an end in December 2020, when after a legal battle in Dracul, Ross was forced to resign from all government offices within Austenasia. His last position ([[Commissioner of Bregusland]]) came to an end on 1 January 2021 when Bregusland dissolved. Despite his departure, Ross still held all noble titles and awards bestowed upon him during his tenure in Austenasia, and additionally, still maintained his Austenasian citizenship. Ross would later return to Austenasian involvement in June 2021, this time in the private sector as he was appointed Director-General of the privately owned, government subsidized [[Austenasian Television Productions]].
 
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=== Dracul ===
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===Dracul===
 
He continued with Phokland until early 2020 when a split in the government caused the nation to dissolve, leaving Charles stateless. Shortly after Phokland's dissolution, he was approached by Vice President of the [[Commonwealth of Dracul]], [[Stephen Luke]] with the proposition of him becoming the new Lieutenant Governor of [[North Dracul]] (a position he held until December of 2020 when he resigned after a spat with North Dracul's Governor [[Eric Harvey Williams, Jr|Eric Williams]]). Ross accepted the offer and shortly thereafter assumed office on 22 April 2020. In his time as Lieutenant Governor, Ross helped to streamline the state's executive office and created North Dracul's first official website.
 
He continued with Phokland until early 2020 when a split in the government caused the nation to dissolve, leaving Charles stateless. Shortly after Phokland's dissolution, he was approached by Vice President of the [[Commonwealth of Dracul]], [[Stephen Luke]] with the proposition of him becoming the new Lieutenant Governor of [[North Dracul]] (a position he held until December of 2020 when he resigned after a spat with North Dracul's Governor [[Eric Harvey Williams, Jr|Eric Williams]]). Ross accepted the offer and shortly thereafter assumed office on 22 April 2020. In his time as Lieutenant Governor, Ross helped to streamline the state's executive office and created North Dracul's first official website.
  
 
After taking office, Charles began dedicating the majority of his time to Dracul, subsequently taking the additional responsibilities of becoming the Commonwealth's ''de facto'' chief marketing adviser, the Dracul Army's head recruiter (and later Commanding Officer), Deputy Secretary of State, Draculian Ambassador to the [[Grand Republic of Cycoldia]] and the [[w:United States of America|United States]], as well as Secretary of the Interior. Through his numerous positions and heavy involvement in government affairs, Lord Charles has cemented himself as a prominent Draculian politician and adviser, with the latter being most visible through his relationship with the Vice President's Office.
 
After taking office, Charles began dedicating the majority of his time to Dracul, subsequently taking the additional responsibilities of becoming the Commonwealth's ''de facto'' chief marketing adviser, the Dracul Army's head recruiter (and later Commanding Officer), Deputy Secretary of State, Draculian Ambassador to the [[Grand Republic of Cycoldia]] and the [[w:United States of America|United States]], as well as Secretary of the Interior. Through his numerous positions and heavy involvement in government affairs, Lord Charles has cemented himself as a prominent Draculian politician and adviser, with the latter being most visible through his relationship with the Vice President's Office.
  
After leaving the office of North Dracul's Lieutenant Governor, Charles dedicated the bulk of his attention to his role as Secretary of the Interior and during his time in office, worked to streamline the department and create cadet agencies, such as the [[Department of the Interior (Dracul)|Land Administration Agency]]. Ross later left this and all other Dracul positions in May of 2021 choosing to take a break from micronationalism. This lasted roughly a month and in late June 2021, he returned, this time in the much more minor roles of assisting with the forming of a newly reorganized Bran District government, and by helping to oversee new Dracul territorial projects as a de-facto Colonial Administrator.
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After leaving the office of North Dracul's Lieutenant Governor, Charles dedicated the bulk of his attention to his role as Secretary of the Interior and during his time in office, worked to streamline the department and create cadet agencies, such as the [[Department of the Interior (Dracul)|Land Administration Agency]]. Ross later left this and all other Dracul positions in May of 2021 choosing to take a break from micronationalism. This lasted roughly a month and in late June 2021, he returned, this time in the much more minor roles of assisting with the forming of a newly reorganized Bran District government, becoming Deputy Director of the privately owned Dracul Historical Society and by helping to oversee new Dracul territorial projects as a de-facto Colonial Administrator, in which capacity he became Administrator of [[Las Verdes Colinas]] Territory.
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In September on 2021, Charles lost his Dracul citizenship following accusations of treason and the subsequent delceration of war between Dracul and Graustark.
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===West Canada===
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In June of 2021, Charles Ross joined the [[Dominion of West Canada]], firstly as a citizen where he shortly thereafter ran and subsequently won a seat in the lower house of the micronation's Parliament. Shortly after this, Charles had a meeting with the West Canadian Governor General and Prime Minister; the result of which was his appointment as the nation's first Minister of Foreign Affairs. The primary reason Charles joined West Canada was due to his perceptions that it was a more [[Simulationism|simulationist]] state. After serving as Foreign Minister for roughly a month, and after an increase of stress in his personal life, Charles resigned as Foreign Minister effective August 1st 2021.
  
=== West Canada ===
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===Graustark-Dawsbergen===
In late June of 2021, Charles Ross joined the [[Dominion of West Canada]], firstly as a citizen where he shortly thereafter ran and subsequently won a seat in the lower house of the micronation's Parliament. Shortly after this, Charles had a meeting with the West Canadian Governor General and Prime Minister; the result of which was his appointment as the nation's first Minister of Foreign Affairs. The primary reason Charles joined West Canada was due to his perceptions that it was a more [[Simulationism|simulationist]] state.
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In mid 2019, Charles created the micronation of [[Graustark]] based on the book of the same name. The country took great influence from the [[Kingdom of Ruritania]] and following its creation harles was declared monarch. However, at the end of 2019, Graustark entered a long period of stagnation which persisted until 2021 when the nation was revived. After Charles' ousting from Dracul, Graustark-Dawsbergen subsequently became his primary micronation.
  
=== Community notoriety ===
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===Community notoriety===
Throughout his micronational carrier, Charles has developed some small notoriety within the community; this mostly stemming from his work towards improving [[MicroWiki]] as a [[MicroWiki:Administrators|Wiki Administrator]] and more recently, his work in helping to revitalize the wiki forums as a primary means of communication for several micronationalists. Additionally, he has gained attention for his media productions, such as the ''[[TVT|Bregusland Report]]'', an Austenasian news program which he hosted and which was referenced in a Lonely Planet article on the 2020 COVID-19 Virus<ref>[https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/how-micronations-are-responding-to-the-coronavirus] How micronations are responding to the coronavirus</ref>  , and [[MicroRamble]], a podcast which he co-hosts along with other micronationalists. Ross has also received criticism over the years coming primarily from his criticisms regarding the [[GUM]] and for his botched administration within the [[Organisation of Active Micronations (2019)|OAM]], the latter causing the eventual disbandment of said organisation. However, despite these critiques Charles has been able to stay on rather good terms with a majority of the community, particularly within the [[MicroWiki Sector|MicroWiki]] and [[Discord Sector|Discord]] sectors, even receiving an honorable mention in the [[MicroWiki's 25 Most Influential (2020)]] by [[Statistic-Dime]].
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Throughout his micronational carrier, Charles has developed some small notoriety within the community; this mostly stemming from his work towards improving [[MicroWiki]] as a [[MicroWiki:Administrators|Wiki Administrator]] and more recently, his (unsuccessful) campaign of attempting to revitalize the wiki forums as a primary means of communication for several micronationalists. Additionally, he has gained attention for his media productions, such as the ''[[TVT|Bregusland Report]]'', an Austenasian news program which he hosted and which was referenced in a Lonely Planet article on the 2020 COVID-19 Virus<ref>[https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/how-micronations-are-responding-to-the-coronavirus] How micronations are responding to the coronavirus</ref>  , and [[MicroRamble]], a podcast which he co-hosts along with other micronationalists. Ross has also received criticism over the years coming primarily from his criticisms regarding the [[GUM]] and for his botched administration within the [[Organisation of Active Micronations (2019)|OAM]], the latter causing the eventual disbandment of said organisation. However, despite these critiques Charles has been able to stay on rather good terms with a majority of the community, particularly within the [[MicroWiki Sector|MicroWiki]] and [[Discord Sector|Discord]] sectors, even receiving an honorable mention in the [[MicroWiki's 25 Most Influential (2020)]] by [[Statistic-Dime]].
  
== Honorifics ==
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==Honorifics==
 
[[File:Ross dragon .jpeg|200px|thumb|'''Charles Ross''' receives the [[Citation of the Dragon|Order of the Silver Dragon]] from '''Vice President [[Stephen Luke]]''' in February, 2021.]]
 
[[File:Ross dragon .jpeg|200px|thumb|'''Charles Ross''' receives the [[Citation of the Dragon|Order of the Silver Dragon]] from '''Vice President [[Stephen Luke]]''' in February, 2021.]]
 
===Titles and styles===
 
===Titles and styles===
* [[File:KoC flag.gif|25px]] [[w:Knights of Columbus|Knights of Columbus]] - Brother Knight, 3rd Degree Knight
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* {{Flaglist|Empire of Austenasia}} - His Grace, Duke of Occidentia
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*[[File:KoC flag.gif|25px]] [[w:Knights of Columbus|Knights of Columbus]] - Brother Knight, 3rd Degree Knight
* {{Flaglist|Empire of Austenasia}} - Sir, [[Order of Saint Constantine|Knight of the Order of Saint Constantine]]
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*{{Flaglist|Empire of Austenasia}} - His Grace, Duke of Occidentia
* {{Flaglist|Empire of Austenasia}} - Sir, [[Order of the Bullmastiff|Knight of the Order of the Bullmastiff]]
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*{{Flaglist|Empire of Austenasia}} - Sir, [[Order of Saint Constantine|Knight of the Order of Saint Constantine]]
* [[File:DoshevikanFlag.png|25px]] [[Domanglia]] - Sir, Knight of the Order of Cthulhu
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*{{Flaglist|Empire of Austenasia}} - Sir, [[Order of the Bullmastiff|Knight of the Order of the Bullmastiff]]
* [[File:Flag of Ebenthal.svg|25px]] [[Kingdom of Ebenthal]] - [[Order of the Silver Cat]], Grand Cross
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*[[File:DoshevikanFlag.png|25px]] [[Domanglia]] - Sir, Knight of the Order of Cthulhu
* [[File:Flag of Gradonia.svg|25px]] [[Kingdom of Gradonia]] - Sir, [[Order of William I|Knight Cross of the Order of William I]]
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*[[File:Flag of Ebenthal.svg|25px]] [[Kingdom of Ebenthal]] - Grand Cross, [[Order of the Silver Cat]]
* [[File:Flag of Hrafnarfjallv3.png|25px]] [[Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall]] - His Highness, Margrave of Phokland
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*[[File:Flag of Gradonia.svg|25px]] [[Kingdom of Gradonia]] - Sir, [[Order of William I|Knight Cross of the Order of William I]]
* [[File:HREflag.png|25px]] [[Holy Roman Empire]] - His Highness, Prince Elector of Phokland
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*[[File:Flag of Hrafnarfjallv3.png|25px]] [[Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall]] - His Highness, Margrave of Phokland
* [[File:Flag of the Sovereign Order of Saint Chad 2020.svg|25px]] [[Sovereign Order of Saint Chad]] - Sir, Knight
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*[[File:HREflag.png|25px]] [[Holy Roman Empire]] - His Highness, Prince Elector of Phokland
* [[File:WyvernFlagImproved.png|25px]] [[Kingdom of Wyvern]] - Sir, Knight
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*[[File:Flag of the Sovereign Order of Saint Chad 2020.svg|25px]] [[Sovereign Order of Saint Chad]] - Sir, Knight
* [[File:WyvernFlagImproved.png|25px]] [[Kingdom of Wyvern]] - The Right Honourable, Lord
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*[[File:WyvernFlagImproved.png|25px]] [[Kingdom of Wyvern]] - Sir, Knight
* [[File:Flag of Cycoldia Real.svg|25px]] [[Grand Republic of Cycoldia]] - His Highness, Earl of Hitchcock
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*[[File:WyvernFlagImproved.png|25px]] [[Kingdom of Wyvern]] - The Right Honourable, Lord
* [[File:Flag of Naveria.svg|25px]] [[Commonwealth of Naveria]] - His Grace, Viscount of Arcelia
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*[[File:Flag of Cycoldia Real.svg|25px]] [[Grand Republic of Cycoldia]] - His Highness, Earl of Hitchcock (Seized 06 September 2021)
* [[File:Flag of Naveria.svg|25px]] [[Commonwealth of Naveria]] - Sir, [[Order of Varconia|Grand Croix of the Order of Varconia]]
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*[[File:Flag of Naveria.svg|25px]] [[Commonwealth of Naveria]] - His Grace, Viscount of Arcelia
* [[File:Flag of Rosemia.svg|25px]] [[Seigneurie of Rosemia]] - His Grace, Duke of Rosslandia
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*[[File:Flag of Naveria.svg|25px]] [[Commonwealth of Naveria]] - Sir, [[Order of Varconia|Grand Croix of the Order of Varconia]]
* [[File:Flag of Vishwamitra.svg|25px]] [[State of Vishwamitra]] - [[Order of the Vishwamitra|Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Vishwamitra]]
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*[[File:Flag of Rosemia.svg|25px]] [[Seigneurie of Rosemia]] - His Grace, Duke of Rosslandia
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*[[File:Flag of Vishwamitra.svg|25px]] [[State of Vishwamitra]] - [[Order of the Vishwamitra|Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Vishwamitra]]
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*[[File:UKCL Flag.png|25px]] [[United Kingdoms of Creek and Lake|United Kingdom of Creek and Lake]] - His Grace The Duke of Hayton, ''of Hayton Castle in the County of Cumberland;'' Marquess de Ross; Marquess of Arrington, ''of Arrington Castle in the County of Gloucester''; Earl of Hayton, ''of Hayton Castle in the County of Cumberland''; Earl of Hewelsfield, ''of Hewelsfield in the County of Gloucester''; Earl of Bassenthwaite, ''of Bassenthwaite in the County of Cumberland;'' Viscount de Ross, ''in the City of Houston;'' Baron Allerdale, ''of Allerdale in the County of Cumberland.''
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*[[File:UKCL Flag.png|25px]] [[United Kingdoms of Creek and Lake|United Kingdom of Creek and Lake]] - Knight of the Most Ancient & Most Noble Order of Creek (KC); Knight Grand-Cross of the Royal Order of Creek (GCRC); Knight Grand-Commander of the Most Exalted Imperial Order of the Falcon (GCIF); Knight Grand-Cross of the Most Eminent Imperial Order of Creek (GCIC), Knight-Companion of the Sovereign Order of the Star of Creek (KIC).
  
 
===Noble honours===
 
===Noble honours===
 
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! colspan="4" align="center" |<span style="color:black;">Breast stars worn by Lord Charles</span>
 
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! colspan="4" align="center" |<span style="color:black;">Collars worn by Lord Charles</span>
 
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! colspan="4" align="center" |<span style="color:black;">Sashes worn by Lord Charles</span>
 
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=== Heraldry ===
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|<center>Coat of Arms in Austenasia<br>(2020 &ndash; present)</center>
 
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Outside of micronationalism, Charles Ross spends the majority of his free time either researching history or watching documentaries. Additionally, he is a fan of film and enjoys watching movies either at home or at the cinema. Charles also spends a large chunk of his time working on podcasts and engaging in political activities with the [[w:Arizona Libertarian Party|Arizona Libertarian Party]] where he serves as a [[w:Precinct Committeeman|Precinct Committeeman]] for the 12th District of the [[w:Maricopa County|MCLP]]. Since February 2021, Charles has been a member of the Catholic fraternal order of the [[w:Knights of Columbus|Knights of Columbus]]. In his professional life, Charles works in Private Security as well as managing a side business as a Political Consultant; working on campaigns for Libertarian candidates.
 
Outside of micronationalism, Charles Ross spends the majority of his free time either researching history or watching documentaries. Additionally, he is a fan of film and enjoys watching movies either at home or at the cinema. Charles also spends a large chunk of his time working on podcasts and engaging in political activities with the [[w:Arizona Libertarian Party|Arizona Libertarian Party]] where he serves as a [[w:Precinct Committeeman|Precinct Committeeman]] for the 12th District of the [[w:Maricopa County|MCLP]]. Since February 2021, Charles has been a member of the Catholic fraternal order of the [[w:Knights of Columbus|Knights of Columbus]]. In his professional life, Charles works in Private Security as well as managing a side business as a Political Consultant; working on campaigns for Libertarian candidates.
  
== Political views ==
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==Political views==
 
[[File:CRoss Political Compas.png|150px|thumb|Ross' Political Compass]]
 
[[File:CRoss Political Compas.png|150px|thumb|Ross' Political Compass]]
 
Charles has (on numerous occasions) self-identified as a [[w:Paleolibertarianism|Paleolibertarian]] with strong personal beliefs related to colonialism, sovereignty disputes and social/human rights. While holding himself to conservative fiscal and social standards it is his firm belief that these opinions are his alone and should not be forced on anyone else be it by the government or by any other means.  
 
Charles has (on numerous occasions) self-identified as a [[w:Paleolibertarianism|Paleolibertarian]] with strong personal beliefs related to colonialism, sovereignty disputes and social/human rights. While holding himself to conservative fiscal and social standards it is his firm belief that these opinions are his alone and should not be forced on anyone else be it by the government or by any other means.  
  
=== Micronationally ===
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===Micronationally===
 
In a micronational context, Ross is staunchly [[w:monarchism|monarchist]] with a firm belief that a strong head of state helps a micronation develop further than it would with a loose electable government. Additionally, he believes that the pomp and pageantry that comes with a monarchy also helps to create a culture within the nation and helps to give it legitimacy.
 
In a micronational context, Ross is staunchly [[w:monarchism|monarchist]] with a firm belief that a strong head of state helps a micronation develop further than it would with a loose electable government. Additionally, he believes that the pomp and pageantry that comes with a monarchy also helps to create a culture within the nation and helps to give it legitimacy.
  
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==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Commonwealth of Dracul]]
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*[[Empire of Austenasia]]
 
*[[Empire of Austenasia]]
 
*[[Dominion of West Canada]]
 
*[[Dominion of West Canada]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[https://www.ross4liberty.com Personal website]
 
*[https://www.ross4liberty.com Personal website]
  
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Latest revision as of 00:33, 16 September 2021

His Serene Majesty
Charles von Graustark
KNI, COD, CUBMC, KStP, KCW, CAO, KOB, GCV, GCIF, IC, KIC
Charles von Graustark in late 2021
King of Graustark-Dawsbergen
Assumed office
25 August 2019
Predecessor Lisa Marie I
Tsar of Phokland
In office
10 February 2007 - 25 August 2019
Predecessor Throne established
Successor Mia I
In office
8 October 2019 - 31 December 2019
Predecessor Mia I
Successor Throne dissolved
Commissioner of Bregusland
In office
14 March 2019 - 1 January 2021
Monarch HIM Emperor Jonathan I
Predecessor Office established
Successor Office abolished
1st Lieutenant Governor of North Dracul
In office
22 April 2020 - 7 December 2020
Governor Eric Harvey Williams, Jr
Predecessor Office established
Successor Luke Gauthier
3rd Attorney General of Austenasia
In office
16 November 2020 - 6 December 2020
Emperor Jonathan I
Predecessor Manolis Afentoulis
Successor Anthony Clark
Foreign Minister for West Canada
in office
1 July 2021 - 1 August 2021
Governor General Connor Shaw
Prime Minister Mattias Forsberg
Predecessor Office established
Successor Office abolished
Personal information
Born 30 January 2003 (2003-01-30) (age 18)
Citizenship
Spouse(s) Mia Sanchez (fiancée)
Residence Arizona, United States
Signature
Military service
Allegiance Commonwealth of Dracul
Service/branch Dracul Army
In service 2020 - 2021 (Dracul)
Rank 1st Lieutenant (Dracul)
Commands Army of Dracul (2020 - 2021)
1st Dragon Regiment (2021)
Awards Draculian Iron Cross
Commander of the Austenasian Order

King Charles Raphael von Graustark, Duke of Occidentia, Margrave of Phokland (known alternatively in micronationalism as Fred Patrick Parker, Shah Alexander Augustus and formerly as Charles Ross) is a micronational Businessman, Diplomat, Media Producer and Nobleman who has held numerous positions within the micronational community, with prominent ones including, Tsar of the Tsardom of Phokland, State President of the Phoklandian Free State, Governing Commissioner of Bregusland Colony, Secretary General of the OAM, Official Historian of the Empire of Austenasia, Austenasian Consul in Arizona, Draculian Presidential Press Secretary, Attorney General of Austenasia, City Councilman for Bran District and Lieutenant Governor of North Dracul. He currently serves as Director-General of Austenasian Television Productions, Prince of Graustark, Member of Parliament for the Dominion of West Canada and as a Draculian Businessman.

Throughout his micronational career (spanning as far back as 2007), Charles has gained a small amount of attention through his leading role in establishing several micronational-themed media platforms, including; Television Territory, Phokland News Network, Television Graustark and his most notable platform, MicroRamble, a micronational commentary and current events program he operated with fellow micronationalists, Thomas Bainbridge and Christina Nowell. In May of 2021, Charles accepted the job of Director-General for the Austenasian public broadcasting company; Austenasian Television Productions.

Also garnering him some minor attention is his work in establishing diplomatic treaties between nations such as in February 2021 when he led the diplomatic mission to help establish the Napocatania Concession along with the Grand Republic of Cycoldia.

Early life

Charles was born in Arizona on 30 January 2003. The son of a former U.S. politician he demonstrated a fondness for history and politics at an early age. This affinity stuck with him through most of his childhood, culminating in his creation of the Kingdom of Rosston in early 2007. At a young age, Charles demonstrated a fondness for public speaking and the English language, participating in several poetry recital events and having won four state-level competitions by the age of 11.

Micronational career

Ross began his micronational career in 2007 when he created/ran the Kingdom of Rosston in the playground of his primary school until its dissolution in 2013. During his time running Rosston, Chares was for the most part unaware of what micronationalism was and simply saw himself leading a "new country". This juvenile belief later faded away and while searching for a more accurate description of the hobby he was participating in, he found the YouTube page of the now-defunct Kingdom of Bahoudii, more specifically, a micronational newscast from them, dated 15 January 2011. From this he discovered the term "micronation" and through this keyword, eventually found MicroWiki; a site he would lurk on until eventually creating an account in 2018.

Years after Rosston became inactive, Charles' intrest in micronationalism was reignited after watching actor-comedian Doug Walker's 2010 film Kickassia where the micronational Republic of Molossia and its leader Kevin Baugh were featured prominently.

Phokland

Following the restoration of Rosston (now renamed Phokland) in 2017, Charles was selected as Prime Minister of the new country. From there he became the monarch of the Principality of Phokland, a position that later evolved into Viceroy for the Viceroyalty of Phokland then to Tsar of the Tsardom of Phokland and finally State President of the Phoklandian Free State. His involvement in Phokland ended in April 2020 with the dissolution of Phokland as a micronation.

Austenasia

While a part of Phokland, Charles began associating with other micronations, notably the Empire of Austenasia where he became the nation's Official Historian, Council to Arizona and, Commissioner of the Austenasian Crown Dependency of Bregusland. Over time, however, he began drifting away from Austenasia and began to focus more on his primary project, that being Phokland and later, Dracul. His involvement in the empire came to an end in December 2020, when after a legal battle in Dracul, Ross was forced to resign from all government offices within Austenasia. His last position (Commissioner of Bregusland) came to an end on 1 January 2021 when Bregusland dissolved. Despite his departure, Ross still held all noble titles and awards bestowed upon him during his tenure in Austenasia, and additionally, still maintained his Austenasian citizenship. Ross would later return to Austenasian involvement in June 2021, this time in the private sector as he was appointed Director-General of the privately owned, government subsidized Austenasian Television Productions. .

Dracul

He continued with Phokland until early 2020 when a split in the government caused the nation to dissolve, leaving Charles stateless. Shortly after Phokland's dissolution, he was approached by Vice President of the Commonwealth of Dracul, Stephen Luke with the proposition of him becoming the new Lieutenant Governor of North Dracul (a position he held until December of 2020 when he resigned after a spat with North Dracul's Governor Eric Williams). Ross accepted the offer and shortly thereafter assumed office on 22 April 2020. In his time as Lieutenant Governor, Ross helped to streamline the state's executive office and created North Dracul's first official website.

After taking office, Charles began dedicating the majority of his time to Dracul, subsequently taking the additional responsibilities of becoming the Commonwealth's de facto chief marketing adviser, the Dracul Army's head recruiter (and later Commanding Officer), Deputy Secretary of State, Draculian Ambassador to the Grand Republic of Cycoldia and the United States, as well as Secretary of the Interior. Through his numerous positions and heavy involvement in government affairs, Lord Charles has cemented himself as a prominent Draculian politician and adviser, with the latter being most visible through his relationship with the Vice President's Office.

After leaving the office of North Dracul's Lieutenant Governor, Charles dedicated the bulk of his attention to his role as Secretary of the Interior and during his time in office, worked to streamline the department and create cadet agencies, such as the Land Administration Agency. Ross later left this and all other Dracul positions in May of 2021 choosing to take a break from micronationalism. This lasted roughly a month and in late June 2021, he returned, this time in the much more minor roles of assisting with the forming of a newly reorganized Bran District government, becoming Deputy Director of the privately owned Dracul Historical Society and by helping to oversee new Dracul territorial projects as a de-facto Colonial Administrator, in which capacity he became Administrator of Las Verdes Colinas Territory.

In September on 2021, Charles lost his Dracul citizenship following accusations of treason and the subsequent delceration of war between Dracul and Graustark.

West Canada

In June of 2021, Charles Ross joined the Dominion of West Canada, firstly as a citizen where he shortly thereafter ran and subsequently won a seat in the lower house of the micronation's Parliament. Shortly after this, Charles had a meeting with the West Canadian Governor General and Prime Minister; the result of which was his appointment as the nation's first Minister of Foreign Affairs. The primary reason Charles joined West Canada was due to his perceptions that it was a more simulationist state. After serving as Foreign Minister for roughly a month, and after an increase of stress in his personal life, Charles resigned as Foreign Minister effective August 1st 2021.

Graustark-Dawsbergen

In mid 2019, Charles created the micronation of Graustark based on the book of the same name. The country took great influence from the Kingdom of Ruritania and following its creation harles was declared monarch. However, at the end of 2019, Graustark entered a long period of stagnation which persisted until 2021 when the nation was revived. After Charles' ousting from Dracul, Graustark-Dawsbergen subsequently became his primary micronation.

Community notoriety

Throughout his micronational carrier, Charles has developed some small notoriety within the community; this mostly stemming from his work towards improving MicroWiki as a Wiki Administrator and more recently, his (unsuccessful) campaign of attempting to revitalize the wiki forums as a primary means of communication for several micronationalists. Additionally, he has gained attention for his media productions, such as the Bregusland Report, an Austenasian news program which he hosted and which was referenced in a Lonely Planet article on the 2020 COVID-19 Virus[1] , and MicroRamble, a podcast which he co-hosts along with other micronationalists. Ross has also received criticism over the years coming primarily from his criticisms regarding the GUM and for his botched administration within the OAM, the latter causing the eventual disbandment of said organisation. However, despite these critiques Charles has been able to stay on rather good terms with a majority of the community, particularly within the MicroWiki and Discord sectors, even receiving an honorable mention in the MicroWiki's 25 Most Influential (2020) by Statistic-Dime.

Honorifics

Charles Ross receives the Order of the Silver Dragon from Vice President Stephen Luke in February, 2021.

Titles and styles

Noble honours

Ribbons worn by Lord Charles
Ribbon bar of a Knight of Saint Patrick.svgRibbon bar of the Order of William I.svgSt. Anne's Brotherhood.png
Medal Y7.pngMedal Y5.pngOV Ribbon 2.svg
Ribbon of the Cycoldian New Years 4.svgKnight Grade Ribbon of SOGH.svgOrder of the Vishwamitra - Ribbon.svg

Breast stars worn by Lord Charles
Knight Cross William.svgMarx Badge.pngBadge of the Order of the Vishwamitra.svg

Collars worn by Lord Charles
Order of William I.svgOrder of the Silver Cat - Collar.svg

Sashes worn by Lord Charles
Riband of the Grand Cross of the Order of the Vishwamitra.svg

Heraldry

Arms of the Duke of Occidentia.svg
House of Ross coa.png
Coat of Arms of Charles of Hitchcock.svg Coat of Arms of Charles Ross (Order of the Vishwamitra).svg
Coat of Arms in Austenasia
(2020 – present)
Coat of Arms in Phokland/Graustark
(2019 – 2020)
(2021 – present)
Coat of Arms in
Cycoldia
(2020 – present)
Coat of Arms in Vishwamitra
(2021 – present)

Personal life

Outside of micronationalism, Charles Ross spends the majority of his free time either researching history or watching documentaries. Additionally, he is a fan of film and enjoys watching movies either at home or at the cinema. Charles also spends a large chunk of his time working on podcasts and engaging in political activities with the Arizona Libertarian Party where he serves as a Precinct Committeeman for the 12th District of the MCLP. Since February 2021, Charles has been a member of the Catholic fraternal order of the Knights of Columbus. In his professional life, Charles works in Private Security as well as managing a side business as a Political Consultant; working on campaigns for Libertarian candidates.

Political views

Ross' Political Compass

Charles has (on numerous occasions) self-identified as a Paleolibertarian with strong personal beliefs related to colonialism, sovereignty disputes and social/human rights. While holding himself to conservative fiscal and social standards it is his firm belief that these opinions are his alone and should not be forced on anyone else be it by the government or by any other means.

Micronationally

In a micronational context, Ross is staunchly monarchist with a firm belief that a strong head of state helps a micronation develop further than it would with a loose electable government. Additionally, he believes that the pomp and pageantry that comes with a monarchy also helps to create a culture within the nation and helps to give it legitimacy.

Quotes

Oh fuck me.

— Charles Ross, 2019

Fuck it let's take over Greenland.

— Charles Ross, 2020

There is not a single quote attributed to me that does not contain the f word.

— Charles Ross, 2020

I spent eight fucking hours a day on MicroWiki, eight fucking hours!

— Charles Ross, 2021

See also

External links

References

  1. [1] How micronations are responding to the coronavirus