Imrich Padák Kvajda (born A.L., 200?) is a Talconian journalist, football player and a left-wing politician. A founder of Baránok, he was the longest serving President of the country from 2018 to 2020 and again from 4 April 2020 to 22 April 2020, when he resigned. He was also involved in many other micronations, most notably the now-defunct Federative Qimelian Republic of Mendersia, where he was the Prime Minister. He also founded the musical project DJ Vemeno and the band Cow on Curry and writes Baranese Telegraph, the only active newspaper in Baránok and also in Talcon. He established the Empire of Talcon as the successor of Baránok on 28 January 2021 and is the former head and a current member of the Emperor's Council.
|Imrich Padák Kvajda|
|Official portrait, 2020|
|Term||28 January 2021 - 11 February 2021|
|[[w:Royal house|]]||House of Kvajda|
|Political party||Democratic (Talcon)|
|Full name||Imrich Padák Kvajda|
|Date of birth||?|
|Place of birth||Bratislava, Slovakia|
|Current club||FC Zrno (Player/Manager)|
|2017||FC Jaraba||cca. 1||(?)|
|2017-18||1. FC 4D||2||(0)|
|2019-20||→ Baránok (loan)||cca. 10||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.|
† Appearances (Goals).
Kvajda was born sometimes in the first decade of the 21st century, in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia and also grew up and lives there. Little is known about his early life.
In 2015, he founded, together with his school friend, a fictional continent named “Indulia”. This was his first experience with micronationalism and political simulationism, although only short as Indulia quickly fell into inactivity.
Founding of Baránok
Kvajda discovered micronations after he read a book about them, named "Atlas of Countries that don't exist". He became very interested in it and finally, together with A.H., founded his own one, Baránok on 22 April 2018 and became President. Sadly, the nation became inactive, so Kvajda "took a break" from micronationalism, which lasted for year and a half.
Revivement of Baránok
On 5 September 2019, Kvajda and A.H. (the co-founder of Baránok) remembered Baránok and decided to revive the country. Later that day, 11 citizens joined the country after they fought together with the Baranese Army in the Stone War. Kvajda was re-elected President then.
After establishment of the Połiak-Baránok federation, Kvajda did not run for its President[a], but the President, S.D., named him the Acting Prime Minister. He was the Prime Minister also when Połiak-Baránok was dissolved. The referendum about dissolution of the country was organised by his government after a huge political crisis.
After the Federal Republic of Baránok was founded, he shortly served as Deputy President of the Transitional State Council, so he held the then-second highest position in Baránok. His political party was CDA, but he resigned from it when he became President, and never joined it again. On 1 April 2020, he officially confirmed that he would stand in April 2020 presidential election. He won with 8 votes and became third President of Baránok. On 15 April 2020, he founded a social-liberal civic association Republicans (now the defunct Social Democratic Party). He said that it will be transformed into a political party when he will be no longer President. But he was impatient and he finally established the party on 17 April 2020. On 22th April 2020, he resigned from the post of President because of criticism about his activity in the office (authoritarianism, etc.). He then said that he will probably participate in local and parliamentary elections with his party. He was elected to post of Mayor of Goji on 25 April 2020 and re-elected once again in October 2020. On 20 May 2020, he was the iniciator of a succesful constitutional referendum. He got into the Federal Assembly in July 2020 election and became an opposition MP. He is one of the most active MPs currently. He also ran for the post of the Judge of the Baranese Supreme Court in the 2020 judicial election and he became the Judge of the Court. Also, he became the Minister of Economy in the interim government of M.M. on 10 December 2020 and then Minister of Citizens in the 3rd Government of T.L. on 13 December. He regained the post in the government of Oľga Bebečková, assuming office on 7 January 2021.
After Baránok was dissolved on 27 January 2020, Kvajda planned to retire from micronationalism or join the MicrasWiki, but decided to continue on MicroWiki with a new micronation. He established the Empire of Talcon on 28 January 2021, together with S.S. and became the head of the Emperor's Council, however, only interim, as the post was handled to M.M. after February 2021 election. He still is a member of the Council.
In other micronations
Kvajda was also active in other micronations, like the United States of Mekniy and Lurk (where he is the Senator) or the now-defunct FQRM, however, he doesn't engage in any from January 2021, when his primary Discord account became inaccessible.
He was criticised many times for his authoritarianism, de facto absolute control of Baránok and excessive involvement in Baranese politics, but he refused these accusations, although later he confirmed it. He was also criticised for establishing a political party during his time as President, which wasn't allowed in the country then, or for his candidature for Mayor of Goji in April 2020 local elections, because he was President during announcing his candidature, but resigned from the post two days before the elections were held.
Kvajda describes himself as a left-wing social liberal, a "little bit of" liberal socialist and strongly supports LGBT and abortion rights. In Slovakia, he supports a social-liberal political party named Progressive Slovakia. He also invented his own political ideology, the Imrich Kvajda's thought.
Kvajda is also an active amateur football player from 2016. He mainly plays as a striker or a goalkeeper, however, he can be deployed into various positions.
Kvajda was the founder of a small club named FC Jaraba, and had a brief stint as its player, playing circa only 1 match, with unknown amount of goals scored. The club was dissolved at the end of the summer of 2017.
1. FC 4D
A free agent for the previous 4 months, Kvajda signed a contract with 1. FC 4D in late 2017, a football club which laid the foundations of Baranese football. He played a total of 5 matches (2 in league and 3 in cup) with no goal scored, and was the captain of the club in its brief existence.
After 1. FC 4D was dissolved in summer of 2018, Kvajda became once again without a club before signing a contract with FC Zrno in December 2018, being named the captain of the club.
Kvajda had a good first season with the club, being a regular starter in all games of the season and also played all games on the 2018 Christmas Tournament, although FC Zrno finished last in the group stage.
Before the season started, in summer of 2019, Kvajda was named player-manager of the club after O.B.'s departure. He was loaned to the Baranese national football team, enjoying a fine form, before being released back to FC Zrno after the COVID-19 pandemic started.
He became his third season in FC Zrno playing as a goalkeeper and initially scored a hat-trick (his first three goals for the club) in his first game of the season, a 7-6 win against St. Barthélemy. In January 2021, Kvajda announced his departure from FC Zrno, signing for FC Goji United. However, Baránok was dissolved on 27 January 2021, and so was Goji United. Kvajda then decided to remain in FC Zrno. He made his 14th appearance for the club and first in 2021 in a 6-5 win against FC N on 26 February 2021, scoring four goals and setting up one.
Kvajda played around 10 matches and scored 5 goals on loan for the Baranese national football team in the national team's only season (2019/20) in the B-League. He is the most capped player and the best scorer of the representation.
In summer of 2019, player-manager of FC Zrno O.B. departed from the club. Kvajda, who was the player of the club at that time, took the managerial role and became O.B.'s successor on the post. He has managed the club since, although not winning any big trophy.
- Kvajda, Imrich. "Presidential Candidates for the 2020 Presidential Elections #1". Baranese Telegraph. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
- The Constitution of Baránok, which was de facto valid then, said that his presidential term is renewable only once.