Open main menu

Manolis Afentoulis, Duke of Thessalia

Manolis Afentoulis, OBM, OM, PAMH, PAHJ, OCSM, ODHE, OR, et al. (Greek: Μανώλης Αφεντούλης; pronounced [man'olis afe'dulis]; born 25 February 1998) is the current Basileus of Mouzilo, a prominent politician in the Ashukov Federation, and one of the most prominent Greek micronationalists. He is the longest serving Minister of Ashukovo, holding the Ministry of Culture since 10 March 2014.

His Most Faithful Majesty
Manolis Afentoulis
OBM OM PAMH et al.
Μανώλης Αφεντούλης

Assumed office 
12 December 2012
Preceded by Emmanuel I

Assumed office 
10 March 2014
Preceded by Hasan Çakar

In office
29 January 2017 – 25 June 2017
President Edward Jacobs
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by Edward Jacobs

In office
9 July 2013 – 25 September 2013
President Joseph Kennedy
In office
26 March 2017 – 10 June 2017
President Edward Jacobs

In office
31 January 2017 – 25 June 2017
President Edward Jacobs
Preceded by Joseph Kennedy
Succeeded by Edward Jacobs

Born 25 February 2017
Athens, Greece
Citizenship Ashukovo, Greece
Nationality Greek
Political party Conservative Party
Alma mater University of Piraeus
Profession Businessman, Official
Cabinet Huff I
Portfolio Ministry of Culture
Religion Greek Orthodox Church
Military service
Allegiance Flag of Ashukovo.png Ashukovo
MouziloFlag.png Mouzilo
Service/branch FADF Arms.pngAFAF
Years of service 3
Unit I. Royal Regiment of Mouzilo
Awards Order of Basileus-graphic representation.png Milo ribbon.png PAMH ribbon.png
Presidential Award for Honor and Justice.png Redeemer.png Ribbon of the Order of the Double Headed Eagle.png
OR ribbon.png PMA ribbon.png
1 Although the first to carry the title, he is officially considered the second Monarch of Mouzilo.


Early life

Afentoulis was born in Athens, Greece, on February 25, 1998. His interest in geopolitics emerged early in his life and in 2006 he established the fictional Republic of Kormenia, the so-called forefather of Mouzilo.


After dealing with Kormenia for over four years, Afentoulis decided to establish the Republic of Pangratia accompanied by friends and close relatives, in March 2010. He served as the nation's leader bearing the title "Regus". Pangratia remained relatively unrepresented online, however the project kept going for about a year.

During his leadership, Pangratia developed its own language, Niitic (Niiticy). Niitic played a large role in the history of Pangratia's successor, Mouzilo, during its early days.

A year after Pangratia's establishment, the nation was quietly dissolved.

Crown Prince of Mouzilo

On May 19, 2012 Afentoulis and his cousin Manolis Triantafyllou established the Kingdom of Mouzilo. The two men agreed that Triantafyllou would become the King, whereas Afentoulis would be the Crown Prince, as well as the Minister of Territory, the Minister of the Crown, the Minister of War and Defence and the Minister of Electronic Governance. Throughout his tenure as the Crown Prince, Afentoulis' loyalty to the Crown was beyond doubt. However Triatafyllou's handling of several issues, such as the Niitic language issue and the so-called "Markos Apostolopoulos Case" caused dissatisfaction to several of Mouzilo's citizens, leading to Afentoulis organising a coup and overthrowing his cousin on December 2012.

After the coup, and even though he was the legal heir to the throne, Afentoulis wasn't enthroned immediately for two reasons: Firstly, he wanted to set up a temporary Government, called "Temporary Imperial Mouzilo Administration" (TIMA, ΠΑΔΜ in Greek) to decide how the nation would be led from that point on. Secondly, as he couldn't become the the ruler of the country because he was under 18, the age limit had to be reduced, something TIMA achieved. Subsequently, the uncodified Constitution and some laws were altered, while the establishment of several diplomatic relations were spearheaded by Afentoulis. During this whole effort, he was fully supported by the National Party.

Reign of Mouzilo

A couple of days after TIMA's goal was achieved, Afentoulis was crowned Emperor Emmanuel the Second and Mouzilo became an Empire. This new era for Mouzilo was quite successful with new deals, partnerships and diplomatic relations being signed. This era also saw the political system being changed a few times, without that, however, having any effect on overall national stability.

Between December 15, 2013 and October 12, 2014, Afentoulis temporarily gave up his Imperial titles in favour of republican ones, as at the time that was necessary for Mouzilo's admission in the Ashukov Federation. When Afentoulis became the Tsar of Ashukovo the Imperial titles were restored and changed in order to reflect more closely the Byzantine tradition. At that time, Afentoulis switched his title from Emperor to Basileus.

Tsar of Ashukovo

On October 12, 2014 Afentoulis was elected Tsar of the Tsardom of Ashukovo, a position he de jure held until January 29, 2017. Upon his coronation he adopted the title "His Royal Highness, by the Grace of God, Tsar of the Ashukovs Emmanuel I". Although legally an absolute monarchy, Afentoulis was very open to the advice of his associates and of the Duma.

During the first months of his reign he was exceptionally active, however with the lack of interest of the people around him, he gradually started being less active. He ceased activity in Ashukovo around February 2015, and finally abdicated on January 2017 to give place for the second Ashukov Federation.

Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ashukovo

On April 11, 2014 the Orthodox Church of Ashukovo was formed. Afentoulis being the most prominent Orthodox Christian in Ashukovo, he took the Church's leadership and adopted the name Christodoulos I in honor of Christodoulos of Athens. Under his supervision the Church held its first ever liturgy on Easter Day that year, with several Ashukovs, both Orthodox and not, observing the occassion.

On January 25, 2017, he disestablished the Church and abdicated in favor of the Orthodox Association of Ashukovo, an Orthodox organisation he established and currently heads.

Government Positions

In Ashukovo

Office Term start Term end Notes
Minister of Culture 10 March 2014 Office currently held
Permanent Delegate to the GUM 29 June 2017
Chairman of the Ashukov Central Bank 18 May 2017
Tsar 12 October 2014 29 January 2017 Abdicated in favour of a Second Federation
Vice President 29 January 2017 25 June 2017
Supreme Judge 9 July 2013 25 September 2013
26 March 2017 10 June 2017 Resigned prior to the June 2017 Presidential election
Minister of Foreign Affairs 31 January 2017 25 June 2017 Became Permanent Delegate to the GUM after leaving office
Minister of Sports and Recreation 25 January 2014 18 May 2017 Office abolished

In other nations

Nation Office Term start Term end Notes
  Ladonia Ambassador to Greece Unknown Unknown Assumed the day citizenship was granted. Activity faded over time.
  Nyclos Prime Minister Unknown May 2013 Nyclos de facto dissolved around May 2013.
  Akharnes Minister of Defense Unknown 11 October 2014
Mayor of Džoltovolk 16 September 2013 11 October 2014 Planned a map of the city
  United Empire Co-Emperor 7 April 2013 May 2013
  Kekropia Provisional President 19 July 2013 7 August 2013
Ambassador to Greece 19 July 2013 7 August 2013


  • 19 May 2012 - 12 December 2012: His Royal Highness Crown Prince Emmanuel of Hagiopolis
  • 12 December 2012 - 15 December 2013: His Imperial Majesty Emperor Emmanuel II
    • 7 April 2013 - May 2013: His Imperial Majesty Co-Emperor of the United Empire Emmanuel I
  • 15 December 2013 - 12 October 2014: His Excellency President Manolis Afentoulis
  • 12 October 2014 - 29 January 2017: His Royal Highness, by the Grace of God, Emmanuel I Tsar of the Ashukovs, and Christodoulos I Patriarch of the Church of Christ in Ashukovo, and Emmanuel II Basileus of Mouzilo
  • 29 January 2017 - present: His Most Faithful Majesty Basileus Emmanuel II

Full title (current):

In English: Emmanuel II Faithful in Christ Basileus of Mouzilo, Hegemon of Hagiopolis, Prophet Eliah, Hypsos, Terpsithea, Aegina, Saints George and Andrew, and Cnidus.
In Greek: Εμμανουήλ Β' Πιστός εν Χριστώ Βασιλεύς Μουζήλου, Ηγεμών Αγιουπόλεως, Προφήτου Ηλία, Ύψους, Τερψιθέας, Αίγινας, Αγίων Γεωργίου και Ανδρέα, και Κνίδου.

Short title1 (current):

In English: +FCB2 Emmanuel II
In Greek: +ΠΧΒ2 Εμμανουήλ Β'

1Used by the Basileus in signatures, exclusively in Greek.
2Short form of Πιστός εν Χριστώ, meaning Faithful in Christ.

Honours and titles


Presented according to the order of wear of Mouzilo.







Order of the Basileus
Order of Milo
Presidential Award of Merit and Honour
Presidential Award of Honor and Justice
Order of Christ the Saviour
Order of the Double-Headed Eagle
Order of Radivojević
Medal for Participation in the Mouzeliot Army
Hero of Clan Anadolu
  Clan Anadolu
Order of Hasanistan
Ribbon of Diplomatic Relations
Ribbon of Foreign Friendship


Other awards