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| name          = <small>[[w:His Grace|His Grace]]</small><br>'''Charles Ross'''<br><small>KNI, COD, CUBMC, KStP, OUC, SAB</small>
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| name          = <small>[[w:His Grace|His Grace]]</small><br>'''Charles Ross'''<br><small>KNI, COD, CUBMC, KStP, KCW, CAO, KOB, GCV</small>
| image        = Charles Ross in 2020 B&W.jpg
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| image        = Charlesrossphoto2021.jpg
| caption      = Charles while on a visit to [[Onderon]]
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| caption      =  
 
| office 1      = [[Monarch of Phokland|Tsar of Phokland]]
 
| office 1      = [[Monarch of Phokland|Tsar of Phokland]]
 
| assumed/in 1  = In
 
| assumed/in 1  = In
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| hos name  2  =  
 
| hos name  2  =  
 
| predecessor 2 = Tsar Mia Sanchez I
 
| predecessor 2 = Tsar Mia Sanchez I
| successor 2  = ''Position dissolved''
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| successor 2  = ''Throne dissolved''
 
| office 4      = [[Commissioner of Bregusland]]
 
| office 4      = [[Commissioner of Bregusland]]
 
| assumed/in 4  = In
 
| assumed/in 4  = In
| date 4        = 14 March [[2019]] - ''Incumbent''
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| date 4        = 14 March [[2019]] - 1 January [[2021]]
 
| hos 4        = [[Austenasian Monarchy|Monarch]]
 
| hos 4        = [[Austenasian Monarchy|Monarch]]
 
| hos name 4  = [[Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia|HIM Emperor Jonathan I]]
 
| hos name 4  = [[Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia|HIM Emperor Jonathan I]]
| predecessor 4 = ''Position established''
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| predecessor 4 = ''Office established''
| successor 4  = ''Incumbent''
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| successor 4  = ''Office abolished''
| office 5      = [[State President of Phokland]]
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| office 5      = [[North Dracul|1st Lieutenant Governor of North Dracul]]
 
| assumed/in 5  = In
 
| assumed/in 5  = In
| date 5        = 10 December [[2019]] - 31 March [[2020]]
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| date 5        = 22 April [[2020]] - 7 December [[2020]]
| hos 5        =  
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| hos 5        = Governor
| hos name 5    =  
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| hos name 5    = [[Eric Harvey Williams, Jr]]
| predecessor 5 = ''Position established''
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| predecessor 5 = ''Office established''
| successor 5  = [[Casper von Navārdia]]
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| successor 5  = [[Luke Gauthier]]
| birthdate    = 30 January
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| office 7      = [[Attorney General (Austenasia)|3rd Attorney General of Austenasia]]
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| assumed/in 7  = In
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| date 7        = 16 November [[2020]] - 6 December [[2020]]
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| hos 7        = Emperor
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| predecessor 7 = [[Manolis Afentoulis, Duke of Thessalia|Manolis Afentoulis]]
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| hos name 7    = [[Jonathan Austen|Jonathan I]]
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| successor 7  = [[Anthony Clark]]
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| office 8      = [[Dracul Department of the Interior|2nd Dracul Secretary of the Interior]]
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| assumed/in 8  = Assumed
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| date 8        = 7 December [[2020]] - Present
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| hos 8        = President
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| predecessor 8 = [[Lori Vega]]
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| hos name 8    = [[Dmitri Howie]]
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| successor 8  = ''Incumbent''
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| birthdate    = {{Birth date and age|2003|1|30|df=y}}
 
| citizenship  = {{ubl|{{Flaglist|Empire of Austenasia}}|{{Flaglist|Dracul}}|{{Flaglist|United States}}}}
 
| citizenship  = {{ubl|{{Flaglist|Empire of Austenasia}}|{{Flaglist|Dracul}}|{{Flaglist|United States}}}}
| Religion      = Roman Catholicism
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| Religion      = [[w:Catholic Church|Roman Catholicism]]
 
| spouse        =  
 
| spouse        =  
| residence    = [[Bregusland]], [[Austenasia]]
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| residence    = [[Dracul Department of State|Dracul Consulate]], [[w:Arizona|Arizona]]
 
| occupation    =  
 
| occupation    =  
 
| nickname = Charlie
 
| nickname = Charlie
| allegiance =  
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| allegiance = {{Flaglist|Commonwealth of Dracul}}
| branch =  
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| branch = Dracul Army
| serviceyears =  
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| serviceyears = 2020 - 2021
| rank =  
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| rank = 1st Lieutenant
 
| unit =  
 
| unit =  
| commands =  
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| commands = Army of Dracul (2020 - 2021)<br>1st Dragon Regiment (2021)
 
| battles =  
 
| battles =  
| awards = [[The Universal Medal for Bravery in Command]]<br>[[The Order of Democracy]]<br>[[Domanglia|Knight in the Order of Cthulhu]]<br>[[Sovereign Order of Saint Patrick|Knight of the Order of Saint Patrick]]<br>[[Austenasian Order|Commander of the Austenasian Order]]<br>[[Order of Saint Anne's Brotherhood|Sovereign in the Order of Saint Anne's Brotherhood]]<br>[[Order of Unity|Commander in the Order of Unity]]
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| awards = Draculian Iron Cross<br>[[Austenasian Order|Commander of the Austenasian Order]]
}}
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}}
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'''Lord Charles Aelred Raphael Ross, Duke of Occidentia, Margrave of Phokland''' is a [[Dracul|Draculian]] [[micronationalist]], [[w:Politician|politician]], [[Napocatania|diplomat]] and [[Austenasian Nobility|Austenasian nobleman]] who has held numerous positions within the [[micronational community]], with prominent ones including, [[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:Lieutenant Governor|Lieutenant Governor]] of [[North Dracul]] and [[Dracul Department of the Interior|Dracul Secretary of the Interior]].
'''Lord Charles Aelred Raphael Ross, Duke of Occidentia''' (formally ''Charles I of Phokland'') of the [[House of Ross]] is an [[w:Arizona|Arizona]] born [[Austenasia|Austenasian]]-[[Dracul|Draculian]] [[Micronationalist]], [[MicroRamble|Podcast Host]] and, [[w:Political historian|Historian]] who has held numerous positions within the micronational community including, [[State President of Phokland|State President]] of the [[Phoklandian Free State]], Governing Commissioner of [[Bregusland|Bregusland Colony]], [[Official Historian (Austenasia)|Official Historian]] of the [[Empire of Austenasia]] and, [[Foreign Office (Austenasia)|Austenasian Consul in Arizona]]. Most recently, he took office as [[w:Lieutenant Governor|Lieutenant Governor]] of [[North Dracul]] on 22 April 2020.
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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 operates with fellow micronationalist, [[Thomas Bainbridge]].
  
 
==Early life==
 
==Early life==
Charles was born in [[w:Arizona|Arizona]] on 30 January. The son of a former county politician, he demonstrated a fondness for history and politics from 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]].
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Charles was born in [[w:Arizona|Arizona]] on 30 January. 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==
 
==Micronational career==
Ross began his micronational carrier in 2007 when he created/ran the [[Kingdom of Rosston]] in the playground of his primary school until it's dissolution in [[2013]]. 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]].
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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]].
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=== Phokland ===
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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.
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=== Austenasia ===
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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 holds all noble titles and awards bestowed upon him during his tenure in Austenasia, and additionally, he still maintains his Austenasian citizenship.
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=== Dracul ===
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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.
  
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.
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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.
  
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]]. Ross accepted the offer and shortly thereafter assumed office on 22 April 2020.
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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 since taking office, has worked to streamline the department and create cadet agencies, such as the [[Department of the Interior (Dracul)|Land Administration Agency]].
  
Throughout his micronational carrier, Charles has developed some small notoriety within the community; this mostly stemming from his work towards improving [[MicroWiki]] and more recently, his work in helping to revitalize the wiki forums as a primary means of communication for several micronationalists.
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=== Community notoriety ===
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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]] 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 hosts, 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.
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== Honorifics  ==
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[[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.]]
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===Titles and styles===
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* [[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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* {{Flaglist|Empire of Austenasia}} - Sir, [[Order of Saint Constantine|Knight of the Order of Saint Constantine]]
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* {{Flaglist|Empire of Austenasia}} - Sir, [[Order of the Bullmastiff|Knight of the Order of the Bullmastiff]]
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* [[File:DoshevikanFlag.png|25px]] [[Domanglia]] - Sir, Knight of the Order of Cthulhu
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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]]
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* [[File:Flag of Hrafnarfjallv3.png|25px]] [[Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall]] - His Highness, Margrave of Phokland
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* [[File:HREflag.png|25px]] [[Holy Roman Empire]] - His Highness, Prince Elector of Phokland
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* [[File:Flag of the Sovereign Order of Saint Chad 2020.svg|25px]] [[Sovereign Order of Saint Chad]] - Sir, Knight
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* [[File:WyvernFlagImproved.png|25px]] [[Kingdom of Wyvern]] - Sir, Knight
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* [[File:WyvernFlagImproved.png|25px]] [[Kingdom of Wyvern]] - The Right Honourable, Lord
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* [[File:Flag of Cycoldia Real.svg|25px]] [[Grand Republic of Cycoldia]] - His Highness, Earl of Hitchcock
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* [[File:Flag of Naveria.svg|25px]] [[Commonwealth of Naveria]] - His Grace, Viscount of Arcelia
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* [[File:Flag of Naveria.svg|25px]] [[Commonwealth of Naveria]] - Sir, Grand Croix of the Order of Varconia
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* [[File:Flag of Rosemia.svg|25px]] [[Seigneurie of Rosemia]] - His Grace, Duke of Rosslandia
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===Honors===
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|-  bgcolor="white"
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! colspan="4" align="center" |<span style="color:black;">Ribbon bars worn by Lord Charles</span>
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| colspan="4" align="center" |[[File:Ribbon bar of a Knight of Saint Patrick.svg|x30px]][[File:Ribbon bar of the Order of William I.svg|x30px]][[File:St. Anne's Brotherhood.png|x30px]]
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|-
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| colspan="4" align="center" |[[File:Medal Y7.png|x30px]][[File:Medal Y5.png|x30px]][[File:OV Ribbon 2.svg|x30px]]
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|-
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| colspan="4" align="center" |[[File:Ribbon of the Cycoldian New Years 4.svg|x30px]][[File:Knight Grade Ribbon of SOGH.svg|x30px]]
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|}<br>
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|-  bgcolor="white"
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! colspan="4" align="center" |<span style="color:black;">Breast stars worn by Lord Charles</span>
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|-
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| colspan="4" align="center" |[[File:Knight Cross William.svg|x120px]][[File:Marx Badge.png|x120px]][[File:Order of the Silver Dragon.png|120px]]
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|}<br>
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|-  bgcolor="white"
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! colspan="4" align="center" |<span style="color:black;">Collars worn by Lord Charles</span>
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|-
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| colspan="4" align="center" |[[File:Order of William I.svg|x135px]]
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=== Heraldry ===
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!width=20% |[[File:Arms of the Duke of Occidentia.svg|center|x220px]]
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!width=20% |[[File:House of Ross coa.png|center|x220px]]
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!width=20% |[[File:Coat of Arms of Charles of Hitchcock.svg|150px]]
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|-
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|<center>Coat of Arms in Austenasia<br>(2020 &ndash; present)</center>
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|<center>Coat of Arms in Phokland/Graustark<br>(2019 &ndash; 2020)</center>
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|<center>Coat of Arms in Cycoldia<br>(2020 &ndash; present)</center>
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|}
  
 
==Personal life==
 
==Personal life==
Outside of micronationalism, Charles Ross spends a majority of his free time either researching history or writing. In addition, he is a huge 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 a podcast he runs with fellow micronationalists [[Nicholas Randouler]] and [[Thomas Bainbridge]], known as [[MicroRamble]].
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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]]. Since February 2021, Charles has been a member of the Catholic fraternal order of the [[w:Knights of Columbus|Knights of Columbus]] where he engages in fundraising, charity work and other KoC related activities.
  
==Titles and Styles==
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== Political views ==
* {{Flaglist|Empire of Austenasia}} - Duke of Occidentia
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[[File:CRoss Political Compas.png|150px|thumb|Ross' Political Compass]]
* [[File:HREflag.png|25px]] [[Kingdom of Kleinburg|Holy Roman Empire]] - Prince Elector
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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.
* [[File:Rosemia.png|25px]] [[Empire of Rosemia]] - His Imperial Highess, Grand Duke of Rosemia
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* [[File:Rosemia.png|25px]] [[Empire of Rosemia]] - His Highess, Imperial Regent
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=== Micronationally ===
* [[File:Navembourg.png|25px]] [https://micras.org/wiki/index.php?title=Duchy_of_Refliasia Duchy of Refliasia] - Duke of Refliasia
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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.
* [[File:WyvernFlagImproved.png|25px]] [[Kingdom of Wyvern]] - Sir, Knight
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* [[File:WyvernFlagImproved.png|25px]] [[Kingdom of Wyvern]] - Lord
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==Quotes==
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{{Quote|Oh f*** me.|Charles Ross, [[2019]]}}
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{{Quote|F*** it let's take over Greenland.|Charles Ross, [[2020]]}}
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{{Quote|There is not a single quote attributed to me that does not contain the f word.|Charles Ross, [[2020]]}}
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{{Quote|I spent eight f****** hours a day on MicroWiki, eight f****** hours!|Charles Ross, [[2021]]}}
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[https://charlesross.weebly.com/ Personal website]
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*[https://charlesross.myportfolio.com/home Personal website (defunct)]
  
 
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Revision as of 21:18, 4 March 2021

His Grace
Charles Ross
KNI, COD, CUBMC, KStP, KCW, CAO, KOB, GCV
Tsar of Phokland
In office
10 February 2007 - 25 August 2019
Predecessor Throne established
Successor Tsar Mia Sanchez I
In office
8 October 2019 - 31 December 2019
Predecessor Tsar Mia Sanchez 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
2nd Dracul Secretary of the Interior
Assumed office:
7 December 2020 - Present
President Dmitri Howie
Predecessor Lori Vega
Successor Incumbent
Personal information
Born 30 January 2003 (2003-01-30) (age 18)
Citizenship
Residence Dracul Consulate, Arizona
Military service
Nickname(s) Charlie
Allegiance Commonwealth of Dracul
Service/branch Dracul Army
In service 2020 - 2021
Rank 1st Lieutenant
Commands Army of Dracul (2020 - 2021)
1st Dragon Regiment (2021)
Awards Draculian Iron Cross
Commander of the Austenasian Order

Lord Charles Aelred Raphael Ross, Duke of Occidentia, Margrave of Phokland is a Draculian micronationalist, politician, diplomat and Austenasian nobleman who has held numerous positions within the micronational community, with prominent ones including, 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, Lieutenant Governor of North Dracul and Dracul Secretary of the Interior.

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 operates with fellow micronationalist, Thomas Bainbridge.

Early life

Charles was born in Arizona on 30 January. 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.

Phokland

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 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 holds all noble titles and awards bestowed upon him during his tenure in Austenasia, and additionally, he still maintains his Austenasian citizenship.

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 since taking office, has worked to streamline the department and create cadet agencies, such as the Land Administration Agency.

Community notoriety

Throughout his micronational carrier, Charles has developed some small notoriety within the community; this mostly stemming from his work towards improving MicroWiki 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 Bregusland Report, an Austenasian news program which he hosts, 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.

Honorifics

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

Titles and styles

Honors

Ribbon bars worn by Lord Charles
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Ribbon of the Cycoldian New Years 4.svgKnight Grade Ribbon of SOGH.svg

Breast stars worn by Lord Charles
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Collars worn by Lord Charles
Order of William I.svg

Heraldry

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Coat of Arms of Charles of Hitchcock.svg
Coat of Arms in Austenasia
(2020 – present)
Coat of Arms in Phokland/Graustark
(2019 – 2020)
Coat of Arms in Cycoldia
(2020 – 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. Since February 2021, Charles has been a member of the Catholic fraternal order of the Knights of Columbus where he engages in fundraising, charity work and other KoC related activities.

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.

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 f*** me.

— Charles Ross, 2019

F*** 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 f****** hours a day on MicroWiki, eight f****** hours!

— Charles Ross, 2021

See also

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