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''This article is about former A1 politician. For the fictional character of the ''[[w:Half-Life (series)|Half-Life]]'' series of the same name, see [[w:Gordon Freeman|Gordon Freeman]].''
 
''This article is about former A1 politician. For the fictional character of the ''[[w:Half-Life (series)|Half-Life]]'' series of the same name, see [[w:Gordon Freeman|Gordon Freeman]].''
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|style="background: #E8E8F8; text-align: center;" colspan="2"|<big><br />'''Dr. Gordon Freeman <br> KOA1 OOY ORRF'''</big>
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| colspan="2" style="background: #E8E8F8; text-align: center;" |<big><br />'''Dr. Gordon Freeman <br> KOA1 OOY ORRF'''</big>
 
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|-
|style="background: #E8E8F8; text-align: center;" colspan="2"|'''1st [[Deputy Chairmen of A1|Deputy Chairman of A1]]'''
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January 8, 2008
 
January 8, 2008
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|'''Preceded by:'''
 
|''Position Established''
 
|''Position Established''
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|'''Succeeded by:'''
 
|'''Succeeded by:'''
 
|''[[Tomas Caulfield]]''
 
|''[[Tomas Caulfield]]''
 
|-
 
|-
|style="background: #E8E8F8; text-align: center;" colspan="2"|'''[[First Secretary (A1)|First Secretary]] of the [[Federated Republics of A1]]'''
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| colspan="2" style="background: #E8E8F8; text-align: center;" |'''[[First Secretary (A1)|First Secretary]] of the [[Federated Republics of A1]]'''
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|- bgcolor="#f9f9f9"
|style="text-align: center;" colspan="2"|'''Assumed office:'''
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| colspan="2" style="text-align: center;" |'''Assumed office:'''
 
27 October [[2010]]
 
27 October [[2010]]
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|'''Preceded by:'''
 
|'''Preceded by:'''
 
|''Position Established''
 
|''Position Established''
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|'''Succeeded by:'''
 
|'''Succeeded by:'''
 
|''-''
 
|''-''
 
|-
 
|-
|style="background: #E8E8F8; text-align: center;" colspan="2"|'''2nd [[Chairmen of A1|Chairman of A1]]'''
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| colspan="2" style="background: #E8E8F8; text-align: center;" |'''2nd [[Chairmen of A1|Chairman of A1]]'''
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August 25, 2009
 
August 25, 2009
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|'''Preceded by:'''
 
|'''Preceded by:'''
 
|''[[Marienka Pprit]]''
 
|''[[Marienka Pprit]]''
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|'''Succeeded by:'''
 
|'''Succeeded by:'''
 
|''-''
 
|''-''
 
|-
 
|-
|style="background: #E8E8F8; text-align: center;" colspan="2"|'''1st, 3rd & 5th [[Secretary-General of the Organisation of Active Micronations|Secretary-General of the OAM]]'''
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| colspan="2" style="background: #E8E8F8; text-align: center;" |'''1st, 3rd & 5th [[Secretary-General of the Organisation of Active Micronations|Secretary-General of the OAM]]'''
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October 30, 2009
 
October 30, 2009
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|'''Preceded by:'''
 
|'''Preceded by:'''
 
|''Position Established (1st); [[Mark Meehan|Sir. Mark Meehan]] (3rd)''
 
|''Position Established (1st); [[Mark Meehan|Sir. Mark Meehan]] (3rd)''
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|'''Succeeded by:'''
 
|'''Succeeded by:'''
 
|''[[Mark Meehan|Sir. Mark Meehan]]'' (1st) ;[[Pierre d'Égtavie]] (3rd); Incumbent (5th)
 
|''[[Mark Meehan|Sir. Mark Meehan]]'' (1st) ;[[Pierre d'Égtavie]] (3rd); Incumbent (5th)
 
|-
 
|-
|style="background: #E8E8F8; text-align: center;" colspan="2"|'''1st [[Vice Secretary-General of the Organisation of Active Micronations|Vice Secretary-General of the OAM]]'''
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| colspan="2" style="background: #E8E8F8; text-align: center;" |'''1st [[Vice Secretary-General of the Organisation of Active Micronations|Vice Secretary-General of the OAM]]'''
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April 27, 2010
 
April 27, 2010
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|'''Preceded by:'''
 
|'''Preceded by:'''
 
|''Position Established''
 
|''Position Established''
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|- bgcolor="#f9f9f9"
 
|'''Succeeded by:'''
 
|'''Succeeded by:'''
 
|''[[Alexander Reinhardt]]<br />[[Kyng Fyrst]]''
 
|''[[Alexander Reinhardt]]<br />[[Kyng Fyrst]]''
 
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|-
|style="background: #E8E8F8; text-align: center;" colspan="2"|'''Personal information'''
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| colspan="2" style="background: #E8E8F8; text-align: center;" |'''Personal information'''
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|'''Born:'''
 
|'''Born:'''
 
|1990 (age 25-26)
 
|1990 (age 25-26)
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|'''Macronationality:'''
 
|'''Macronationality:'''
 
|Australian
 
|Australian
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|'''Resides in'''
 
|'''Resides in'''
 
|Near [[w:Mount Isa|Mount Isa]], [[w:Queensland|Queensland]], [[w:Australia|Australia]]
 
|Near [[w:Mount Isa|Mount Isa]], [[w:Queensland|Queensland]], [[w:Australia|Australia]]
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|'''Interests'''
 
|'''Interests'''
 
|[[w:Sport shooting|shooting]]
 
|[[w:Sport shooting|shooting]]
 
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'''Dr. Gordon Freeman''', also known as '''Philip Fish''' or '''Donald Sunderland''', was the founder of the [[Federated Republics of A1]], former Minister for Communications & Transport, three time [[Secretary-General of the Organisation of Active Micronations]] and was A1's chief envoy and ambassador to external organisations. He was one of the founding members of A1 and held senior positions in government since its inception.
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'''Dr. Gordon Freeman''', also known as '''Philip Fish''' or '''Donald Sunderland''', was the founder of the [[Federated Republics of A1]], former Minister for Communications & Transport, three time [[Secretary-General of the Organisation of Active Micronations]] and was A1's chief envoy and ambassador to external organizations. He was one of the founding members of A1 and held senior positions in government since its inception.
  
== Childhood ==
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==Childhood==
He was born in [[w:Brisbane|Brisbane]], Australia, moving to [[w:Mount Isa|Mount Isa]] when he was 4. He then came into contact with a number of other people who held the same political views as he did. They then organised themselves, and on January 1 [[2008]], they created the micronation of the [[Federated Republics of A1]].
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He was born in [[w:Brisbane|Brisbane]], Australia, moving to [[w:Mount Isa|Mount Isa]] when he was 4. He then came into contact with a number of other people who held the same political views as he did. They then organized themselves, and on January 1 [[2008]], they created the micronation of the [[Federated Republics of A1]].
  
== Non-micronational life ==
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==Non-micronational life==
 
Neither "Gordon Freeman" nor "Donald Sunderland" are his real name. Freeman is an avid sporting shooter and regularly goes hunting with his father.
 
Neither "Gordon Freeman" nor "Donald Sunderland" are his real name. Freeman is an avid sporting shooter and regularly goes hunting with his father.
  
== Career ==
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==Career==
 
Dr. Freeman was appointed as Deputy Chairman by the group's leader, [[Marienka Pprit|Chairman Pprit]], and almost single-handedly wrote the A1 Constitution and Bill of Rights, which are still in force today.
 
Dr. Freeman was appointed as Deputy Chairman by the group's leader, [[Marienka Pprit|Chairman Pprit]], and almost single-handedly wrote the A1 Constitution and Bill of Rights, which are still in force today.
  
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Upon the establishment of the [[Gardiner]] Protectorate in mid-2010, and the subsequent establishment of the Ministry of Transport to oversee the [[Gardiner Railway]], he became Minister for Transport.
 
Upon the establishment of the [[Gardiner]] Protectorate in mid-2010, and the subsequent establishment of the Ministry of Transport to oversee the [[Gardiner Railway]], he became Minister for Transport.
  
=== Chairmanship ===
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===Chairmanship===
 
After becoming Party Chairman upon former Chairman Pprit's sudden absence, and subsequently leading the [[A1 People's Party]] to a crushing victory in the [[August 2009 A1 General Elections]], he was sworn in as the second Chairman of A1, being the party's candidate and favourite to win the election.
 
After becoming Party Chairman upon former Chairman Pprit's sudden absence, and subsequently leading the [[A1 People's Party]] to a crushing victory in the [[August 2009 A1 General Elections]], he was sworn in as the second Chairman of A1, being the party's candidate and favourite to win the election.
  
=== [[2010 A1 Political Crisis]] ===
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===[[2010 A1 Political Crisis]]===
 
Following a personal disagreement with [[Tomas Caulfield]] that turned into the most damaging political crisis in A1's history, Sunderland succeeded in winning the [[March 2010 A1 General Election]], albeit with a reduced majority, following election rigging by the [[United A1 Party]]. This culminated in the [[Great Patriotic War]] soon afterwards.
 
Following a personal disagreement with [[Tomas Caulfield]] that turned into the most damaging political crisis in A1's history, Sunderland succeeded in winning the [[March 2010 A1 General Election]], albeit with a reduced majority, following election rigging by the [[United A1 Party]]. This culminated in the [[Great Patriotic War]] soon afterwards.
  
=== Federated Republics of A1 ===
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===Federated Republics of A1===
As [[First Secretary (A1)|First Secretary]] of the newly created [[Federated Republics of A1]], Dr. Freeman was now [[w:Head of State|Head of State]], but not Head of Government. That position is held by the [[Prime Minister (A1)|Prime Minister]]. Within three days of being appointed, Sir. Gordon saw that elections could not be held within the next few weeks due to the [http://www.fra1.net/news/2010/10/27/mount-merapi-erupts/ eruption of Mt. Merapi], and so appointed Premier of [[Lichthalzen]] and First Lady, [[Mars McTavish]], to the position of Acting Prime Minister until elections were over.
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As First Secretary of the newly created [[Federated Republics of A1]], Dr. Freeman was now [[w:Head of State|Head of State]], but not Head of Government. That position is held by the Prime Minister. Within three days of being appointed, Sir. Gordon saw that elections could not be held within the next few weeks due to the [http://www.fra1.net/news/2010/10/27/mount-merapi-erupts/ eruption of Mt. Merapi], and so appointed Premier of [[Lichthalzen]] and First Lady, [[Mars McTavish]], to the position of Acting Prime Minister until elections were over.
  
== Awards and decorations ==
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==Awards and decorations==
[[File:Sunderland ribbons.png|left]]
 
[[File:Coat_of_Arms_Barons_Sunderland.png|100px|border|right]]
 
 
Sir Donald has been granted noble status in Eleytheria, where his style is:
 
Sir Donald has been granted noble status in Eleytheria, where his style is:
  
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*Knight in the Order of [[Flandrensis]]
 
*Knight in the Order of [[Flandrensis]]
  
*Officer of the [[Order of Yabloko]] - For outstanding contributions in the interests of the micronational world.
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*Officer of the Order of Yabloko - For outstanding contributions in the interests of the micronational world.
 
*Starland [[Order of the Star]] - For standing up against the former King Nik and for contributions made to the micronational world.
 
*Starland [[Order of the Star]] - For standing up against the former King Nik and for contributions made to the micronational world.
  
* 2010 [[Slinky Award of Appreciation]] for Friendliness - For founding the Organisation of Active Micronations, creating a community for world leaders.
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*2010 [[Slinky Award of Appreciation]] for Friendliness - For founding the Organisation of Active Micronations, creating a community for world leaders.
  
* [[Order of the Federal Republic]] - For outstanding achievements on his devotion to the micronational world.
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*[[Order of the Federal Republic]] - For outstanding achievements on his devotion to the micronational world.
  
* [[Obsidian Ribbon Decoration|Obsidian Ribbon Decoration First Class]] - Awarded by the [[People's reformed States Republic]] for "outstanding service to the micronational community and positive actions to promote its moving forward"
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*[[Obsidian Ribbon Decoration|Obsidian Ribbon Decoration First Class]] - Awarded by the [[People's reformed States Republic]] for "outstanding service to the micronational community and positive actions to promote its moving forward"
  
* [[Awards and decorations of Optima#Marquis|Marquis of Arson-upon-Sturt]] - Awarded by Prince [[Jeremy Oakes]] of [[Optima]] (part of [[Dranoria]]) for contributions to the micronational community
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*[[Awards and decorations of Optima#Marquis|Marquis of Arson-upon-Sturt]] - Awarded by Prince [[Jeremy Oakes]] of [[Optima]] (part of [[Dranoria]]) for contributions to the micronational community
  
== Other positions ==
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==Other positions==
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:21, 8 October 2020

This article is about former A1 politician. For the fictional character of the Half-Life series of the same name, see Gordon Freeman.


Dr. Gordon Freeman
KOA1 OOY ORRF
1st Deputy Chairman of A1
Assumed office:

January 8, 2008

Preceded by: Position Established
Succeeded by: Tomas Caulfield
First Secretary of the Federated Republics of A1
Assumed office:

27 October 2010

Preceded by: Position Established
Succeeded by: -
2nd Chairman of A1
Assumed office:

August 25, 2009

Preceded by: Marienka Pprit
Succeeded by: -
1st, 3rd & 5th Secretary-General of the OAM
Assumed office:

October 30, 2009

Preceded by: Position Established (1st); Sir. Mark Meehan (3rd)
Succeeded by: Sir. Mark Meehan (1st) ;Pierre d'Égtavie (3rd); Incumbent (5th)
1st Vice Secretary-General of the OAM
Assumed office:

April 27, 2010

Preceded by: Position Established
Succeeded by: Alexander Reinhardt
Kyng Fyrst
Personal information
Born: 1990 (age 25-26)
Macronationality: Australian
Resides in Near Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
Interests shooting

Dr. Gordon Freeman, also known as Philip Fish or Donald Sunderland, was the founder of the Federated Republics of A1, former Minister for Communications & Transport, three time Secretary-General of the Organisation of Active Micronations and was A1's chief envoy and ambassador to external organizations. He was one of the founding members of A1 and held senior positions in government since its inception.

Childhood

He was born in Brisbane, Australia, moving to Mount Isa when he was 4. He then came into contact with a number of other people who held the same political views as he did. They then organized themselves, and on January 1 2008, they created the micronation of the Federated Republics of A1.

Non-micronational life

Neither "Gordon Freeman" nor "Donald Sunderland" are his real name. Freeman is an avid sporting shooter and regularly goes hunting with his father.

Career

Dr. Freeman was appointed as Deputy Chairman by the group's leader, Chairman Pprit, and almost single-handedly wrote the A1 Constitution and Bill of Rights, which are still in force today.

He was also appointed as Minister of Interior, as provided under the constitution at the time.

He has helped to advance the cause of A1 and raise awareness, especially amongst the wider micronational community. He has achieved this mainly through his portfolio of Acting Minister for Communications as of May 2009, due to a reshuffle that amalgamated some portfolios and moved ministers around.

He commissioned A1's first White Paper in June 2009, which was completed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, and eventually resulted in the establishment of the successful Organisation of Active Micronations.

Following the 2010 A1 Political Crisis, he won the March 2010 A1 General Election with a reduced majority, and the in the subsequent ministerial reshuffle, amalgamated the Ministry of Interior into the Office of the Chairman and also obtained the position of Minister for Communications.

Upon the establishment of the Gardiner Protectorate in mid-2010, and the subsequent establishment of the Ministry of Transport to oversee the Gardiner Railway, he became Minister for Transport.

Chairmanship

After becoming Party Chairman upon former Chairman Pprit's sudden absence, and subsequently leading the A1 People's Party to a crushing victory in the August 2009 A1 General Elections, he was sworn in as the second Chairman of A1, being the party's candidate and favourite to win the election.

2010 A1 Political Crisis

Following a personal disagreement with Tomas Caulfield that turned into the most damaging political crisis in A1's history, Sunderland succeeded in winning the March 2010 A1 General Election, albeit with a reduced majority, following election rigging by the United A1 Party. This culminated in the Great Patriotic War soon afterwards.

Federated Republics of A1

As First Secretary of the newly created Federated Republics of A1, Dr. Freeman was now Head of State, but not Head of Government. That position is held by the Prime Minister. Within three days of being appointed, Sir. Gordon saw that elections could not be held within the next few weeks due to the eruption of Mt. Merapi, and so appointed Premier of Lichthalzen and First Lady, Mars McTavish, to the position of Acting Prime Minister until elections were over.

Awards and decorations

Sir Donald has been granted noble status in Eleytheria, where his style is:

The Most Hon. Lord, Sir Donald Sunderland, KE, 1st Baronet Sunderland of that Ilk, 1st Baron Blynderford, Lord Blynderford-cum-Havisham of Truncett, Keeper of Castle Blynderford, and Chieftain of Clan Sunderland

He has been granted arms described as "Or, a bend sinister cotised; for a crest, upon the shield a baron's coronet proper." The interpretation of the Eleytherian Heraldry Office is depicted on the right.

Furthermore, he has been awarded these honours:

  • Knight of the Order of A1 - This was bestowed upon him by then Chairman Pprit for "extraordinary contributions to A1".
  • Silver Cross, 2nd class - Bravery medals awarded for bravery in combat. Sir. Gordon was awarded this by then Chairman Pprit, along with other members of the A1 People's Army in recognition of their bravery in military operations.
  • Officer of the Order of Yabloko - For outstanding contributions in the interests of the micronational world.
  • Starland Order of the Star - For standing up against the former King Nik and for contributions made to the micronational world.
  • 2010 Slinky Award of Appreciation for Friendliness - For founding the Organisation of Active Micronations, creating a community for world leaders.

Other positions

Preceded by: Minister for Interior Succeded by: A1flag.png
Office created January 2009 - March 2010 Office amalgamated
Preceded by: Minister for Communications Succeded by: A1flag.png
Office created January 2009 - Present Incumbent
Preceded by: Minister for Transport Succeded by: A1flag.png
Office created June 2010 - Present Incumbent
Preceded by: Governor of Filland Protectorate Succeded by: A1flag.png
Office created January 2009 - October 2009 Office abolished