Charles von Graustark
|KNI, COD, CUBMC, KStP, KCW, CAO, KOB, GCV|
|Official 2021 Photograph|
10 February 2007 - 25 August 2019
|Successor||Tsar Mia Sanchez I|
8 October 2019 - 31 December 2019
|Predecessor||Tsar Mia Sanchez I|
14 March 2019 - 1 January 2021
|Monarch||HIM Emperor Jonathan I|
22 April 2020 - 7 December 2020
|Governor||Eric Harvey Williams, Jr|
16 November 2020 - 6 December 2020
7 December 2020 - 20 May 2021
|Born||30 January 2003|
|Spouse(s)||Mia Sanchez (fiancé)|
|Residence||Arizona, United States|
|Allegiance|| Commonwealth of Dracul|
United States Army
|In service||2020 - 2021 (Dracul)|
2021 - 2021 (United States)
|Rank||1st Lieutenant (Dracul)|
Private (United States)
|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, 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, 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 micronationalists, Thomas Bainbridge and Christina Nowell.
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.
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.
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.
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. In addition, Charles also assisted with the forming of the newly created Bran District, by co-writing the city charter.
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 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 hosted and which was referenced in a Lonely Planet article on the 2020 COVID-19 Virus , 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.
Titles and styles
- Knights of Columbus - Brother Knight, 3rd Degree Knight
- Empire of Austenasia - His Grace, Duke of Occidentia
- Empire of Austenasia - Sir, Knight of the Order of Saint Constantine
- Empire of Austenasia - Sir, Knight of the Order of the Bullmastiff
- Domanglia - Sir, Knight of the Order of Cthulhu
- Kingdom of Gradonia - Sir, Knight Cross of the Order of William I
- Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall - His Highness, Margrave of Phokland
- Holy Roman Empire - His Highness, Prince Elector of Phokland
- Sovereign Order of Saint Chad - Sir, Knight
- Kingdom of Wyvern - Sir, Knight
- Kingdom of Wyvern - The Right Honourable, Lord
- Grand Republic of Cycoldia - His Highness, Earl of Hitchcock
- Commonwealth of Naveria - His Grace, Viscount of Arcelia
- Commonwealth of Naveria - Sir, Grand Croix of the Order of Varconia
- Seigneurie of Rosemia - His Grace, Duke of Rosslandia
- State of Vishwamitra - Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Vishwamitra
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(2020 – present)
(2019 – 2020)
(2020 – present)
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 served 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 where he engages in fundraising, charity work and other KoC related activities.
Charles has (on numerous occasions) self-identified as a Paleolibertarian with strong personal beliefs related to colonialism, sovereignty disputes and, social/human rights.
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.
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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
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