Daniel Hamilton

Daniel of Australis (born Daniel Hamilton, 6 April 2006) is a British-Australian micronationalist politician, statistician, and journalist. Founder and Grand Duke of the Unified Royal States of Australis, Hamilton is a prominent member of the MicroWiki Community, currently serving as a Moderator on MicroWiki@Discord and a patroller on MicroWiki. He is involved in the politics of several micronations and the Cupertino Alliance, including Australis, Austenasia, Naveria, New Virginia and formerly Ponderosa Hills, alongside his position as CEO of Statistic-Dime since December 2020, a highly regarded and publicised statistical research company.

His Royal Highness
Daniel I

Daniel Hamilton
Daniel Pog.jpg
Official Portrait of Daniel

Incumbent
Assumed office 
28 May 2020

Incumbent
Assumed office 
3 February 2021

1st Prime Minister of Anthea
Incumbent
Assumed office 
9 May 2021

7th Secretariat for Statistical Research
of the Grand Unified Micronational
Incumbent
Assumed office 
3 January 2021
Preceded by Archie Birch

2nd Minister of Asian and Oceanian
Affairs of the Cupertino Alliance
Incumbent
Assumed office 
22 October 2020
Deputy Dhrubajyoti Roy
Preceded by Orientian Delegate

Home Secretary of the
Commonwealth of Naveria
Incumbent
Assumed office 
2 December 2020

Born April 6, 2006 (age 15)
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Citizenship
Nationality English
Political party Community micronation proposed flag December 2020.png Anthea United Party
Flag of New Virginia.png Alliance21/The Greens
Residence New Yera, Amicitia, Australis
Known for Owner of The Fun Gang,
active contributor to the MicroWiki
and Discord micronational sectors
Military service
Allegiance Australis
Service/branch Royal Australissian Defence Force
Years of service 2020-present
Rank Commander-in-Chief (2020-present)

Hamilton has been one of three delegates for Australis in the Cupertino Alliance since July 2020, and by late September, he was appointed as the Deputy Minister for Asian Affairs by Chairman Jayden Lycon, later being made the Minister for Asian Affairs the following month. Hamilton was the first to announce his candidacy in the 2nd Cupertino Alliance chairmanship election, doing so in the middle of October, and he quickly became a leading candidate, leading most opinion polls even after a leaking scandal until the last three published on Christmas Day and 4 January 2021. He dropped out in early January 2021, citing it as due to stress and mental health concerns over the spiteful environment.

Among other positions, Hamilton is also Home Secretary of the Commonwealth of Naveria, Secretariat for Statistical Research of the Grand Unified Micronational and Chairman of the Constantia Pact, a small invite-only micronational coalition based on The Fun Gang–a social group he co-founded and is the de facto owner of. He is a patroller on MicroWiki, and as of January 2021, has made over three-thousand edits to the wiki. On Discord, he was formerly an administrator on MicroPub and a representative on MicroDemocracy.

After initial ridicule, Hamilton quickly grew into a prominent member of the MicroWiki community, particularly in the Discord Era. Zed ranked him twenty-first in his list of the Top 25 Most Influential Micronationalists in the MicroWiki Sector of 2020, and Hamilton had earlier been placed second in the MicroWiki's Top 25 public survey in October.[1] A co-founder and de facto owner of The Fun Gang since early October 2020, he has also been a member of the Micropolitan Club and Lounge since December 2020.

Early life and personal

Daniel Hamilton was born in Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom on 6 April 2006, where he continued to live until January 2009, when his immediate family made the choice to emigrate to Western Australia. He began school in 2010, and started high school in 2018.

Hamilton identifies as an agnostic, despite growing up in a Christian family, alongside his sister, who is an atheist.

Hamilton's friends include several members of the Privy Council of Australis, including Casper von Naveria, Liam Alexander and Cameron Koehler, among other micronationalists in The Fun Gang, and several others not in either.

Australis

In early April 2020, Hamilton discovered micronationalism via the Principality of Sealand and the Principality of Hutt River. Subsequently after, on 8 April 2020, Hamilton founded the Commonwealth of Australis (Later the Unified Royal States of Australis), with four other individuals, who would become the Pentarchy, a group of five rulers with equal power. However, throughout April and May, the other four members of the Pentarchy became less active, until Hamilton remained the only active member of the Australissian Pentarchy.

On 28 May 2020, Hamilton led a democratic coup d'état, with the goal of dissolving the Pentarchy, and becoming the sole, absolute Monarch of Australis. The motion succeeded, with the rest of the Pentarchy agreeing, making Hamilton the Grand Duke of Australis. Australis remained relatively unknown until July, when Hamilton applied for Australis to become a member of the Cupertino Alliance.

In the latter third of 2020, Hamilton led Australis into the Grand Unified Micronational, and is commonly credited for making Australis a micronational power.

Cupertino Alliance

Since July 2020, Hamilton has been one of three delegates for Australis in the Cupertino Alliance, the other two being Patrick Kenny and Xavier Joubert. In late September, he was appointed as the Deputy Minister for Asian Affairs by Jayden Lycon the Chair of the Alliance, and made the Minister for Asian Affairs a month later, following the previous Minister stepping down. Hamilton usually acts as the speaker of Asian/Oceanian Auxiliary sessions in the Cupertino Alliance.[1]

January 2021 bid for Chair

 
Logo of the Roscoe 2021 Campaign for Cupertino Alliance Chair

On 19 October 2020, Hamilton announced his intentions to run for Chair of the Alliance, the first delegate of the Alliance to do so. Shortly after, he launched a campaign website, titled Vote Roscoe 2021, and released a campaign logo. He promised that his major policies as Cupertino Chair would be running more charity/fundraising events, modernising the Cupertino Alliance MicroWiki page, and increasing the size and activity within the Asian/Oceanian Sector of the Alliance. [2]

In an early opinion poll undertaken from 4-8 November 2020 by the Micronational Gazette, in a partnership with the Cupertino Alliance electoral commission, CESE, found Hamilton to be leading the pre-polls, with a 7.1 point lead, totalling 35.7% of the popular vote, followed by competitor Liam Alexander with 28.6% of the vote. [3]

On 4 January 2021, Hamilton dropped out of the election, due to the stress of the campaign having an unforeseen impact on his mental health. Hamilton formally released a statement announcing his intent to drop out of the race;

I regret to inform the delegates of the Cupertino Alliance Sertor Valentinus and I have come to the conclusion that it is for the best interests of the Cupertino Alliance and our mental health that we drop out of the race for Chair and Lieutenant Chair.

I have had people come to me after a video call with friends, saying that I looked like I haven't slept in days. This is due to the constant stress. Valentinus also stated that he had slept very poorly in recent days as a result of this election.

This election, which originally was perfectly civil, has recently become rather toxic, with a lot of drama occurring between both parties. This is not what an election should look like. It is because of these two reasons above that we have come to the conclusion that dropping out of the race is the best option for us.

I will be taking to time to work on other projects I have planned within the micronational community, such as the upcoming MicroWIki Virtual Summit, working on Australis, running in the upcoming New Virginian by-election, and also working in my new position as Secretariat for Statistical Research in the GUM. Maybe I'll run again in the future.

Thank you to all those who I have gone up against in this election, and those who have helped as members of my campaign staff. You have helped me grow as a person and as a micronationalist. These people are Sertor Valentinus, Liam Alexander, Isaiah Burdette, Logan Ross, Matthew Xia, Jamez, Patrick Kenny and Casper.

I wish all the best in the future to the Chair-elect, Logan Ross. I have no doubt that you and your Lt. Chair candidate will make the Alliance a better place.

— Daniel Hamilton, 4 January 2021

July 2021 bid for Chair

On 2 May 2021, Daniel Hamilton announced in the Cupertino Alliance Discord server that he would be running for Chairman in the next election. It was later confirmed that Liam Alexander would be joining the campaign as Hamilton's running mate.

New Virginia

Hamilton has been a citizen of the Commonwealth of New Virginia since 16 December 2020. He was placed in the Canton of Roanoke, and shortly after, applied to join the Free Democratic Party of New Virginia, and was accepted as a member of the party.

Following the dismissal of one of the three Burgesses-at-large for the Roanoke Canton in late December 2020, and the subsequent announcement of a by-election to elect a new Burgess-at-large to fill the vacancy, Hamilton announced his candidacy on behalf of the FDP on the same day. The following day, Aidan McGrath of the National Party also announced his candidacy for the election.[4]

On 13 January 2021, Hamilton withdrew from the Free Democratic Party, to join the newly formed Alliance 21/The Greens party, led by James Frisch. Following the by-election being terminated in favour of a general election, Daniel ran for office once again in Roanoke, in the hopes of winning one of the four seats available. Hamilton was unsuccessful, winning 13.4% of the vote (15 votes), as the fifth most popular candidate in Roanoke.

Statistical work and other ventures

Hamilton has been the chief executive officer (CEO) of Statistic-Dime since December 2020, succeeding its founder Zed.[1] He has since hugely developed Microcode, the largest two-letter code standard in the community.[5] Prior to that, he founded Roscoe Statistics on 26 October 2020, and created the user survey MicroWiki's Top 25 – a survey asking participants to rank the 25 most active people on MicroWiki@Discord from a scale of one to five – and the Micronational Influence Survey, which after various delays was cancelled. Roscoe Statistics also provided pre-polling for the 2nd Cupertino Alliance chairmanship election. It was integrated into Statistic-Dime on 2 December, and Hamilton simultaneously became CEO.[1][6]

Since October 2020, Hamilton has been one of three delegates for Australis in the Grand Unified Micronational, the others being Patrick Kenny and Isaiah Burdette.[7][a] Hamilton currently serves as the Secretariat for Statistical Research in the GUM under the chairmanship of Jack Dean. On MicroWiki@Discord, Hamilton is noted for his large level of consistent activity within the server.[1] He was made a Moderator on the server on 1 December 2020. Hamilton is also a journalist, and is the editor-in-chief of Australis Times. He founded MicroWeekly and served as its editor-in-chief between 8 October–18 November 2020, when it merged with Home-made Crown Journal and became a weekly news digest, which he continues to edit.[8][9]

Recognition

Zed ranked Hamilton twenty-first in his list of the Top 25 Most Influential Micronationalists in the MicroWiki Sector of 2020, published in late December 2020.[1][10]

Style and honours

Full Style

Styles of
Daniel I, Grand Duke of Australis
 
Reference styleHis Royal Majesty
Spoken styleYour Majesty
Alternative styleSir


Hamilton's full title is; His Royal Majesty Daniel the First, Grand Duke of the Unified Royal States of Australis and Emperor of the Autonomous Duchy of Garuda, Founder and Guardian-General of Australis, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Australissian Defence Force, Sovereign of the Order of Australis, Sovereign of the Order of the Grand Duke, Sovereign of the Order of the Greyhound, Protector of Amicitia, Beatitudinem, Felicitatem, Integritas, Aequalitatem, East Jarrahview, Lakeston, Vergulde and North Constantia, Supreme Overseer of Jutia and Beacon, Lord of Western Jarrahview, Count of Jarrahview-at-large, Viscount of South Constantia, Knight of the Order of the Heart, Knight of The Most Illustrious Order of the Star of Maria, Knight of the Order of the Crowned Lion, Knight of the Commonwealth of Rhodesia.

Honours

Royal Honours

Noble honours

Notes

  1. Hamilton served as the sole delegate for Australis when it was a Provisional Member from 14 October to 3 November 2020.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Smith, Zarel et al. (2 December 2020) MicroWiki Most Influential (2020). Published by Statistic-Dime — via Google Docs. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  2. "Vote Roscoe 2021". Roscoe Campaign Website. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  3. Chair election polling — 8 November 2020. Cupertino Election Supervisory Commission. Cupertino Alliance.Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  4. Kennedy, Joseph (9 January 2021) "Roscoe and McGrath slated to face off in Roanoke by-election; Government majority at stake". The New Virginian Herald. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  5. Roscoe, Daniel (3 December 2020) Statistic-Dime Microcode Removal Order, 3 December 2020 — on Google Docs.
  6. Roscoe, Daniel (30 January 2021) Luxor voted Micronationalist of the Month for January 2021. MicroWeekly. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  7. Smith, Zarel (5 November 2020) Australis becomes a full member of GUM. Australis Times. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  8. The Home-made Crown Journal: Now featuring MicroWeekly.
  9. MicroWeekly – official web site. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  10. Blackwood, Ives (2 December 2020) Zarel Smith pioneers new approach to ranking community influencers. Home-made Crown Journal. Retrieved 13 January 2021.

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