|Honorific-prefix||His Royal Majesty|
|Office||King of Ritz|
|Reign Start||July 9, 2020|
|Date of Birth||13 September 1992|
Nicholas Talarico was born in Reading Pennsylvania on September 13, 1992. He was the first son of Todd and Marie Talarico, followed by his brother Codi Talarico on February 4, 1995. Early in his life, Nick found great interest in the history of the world, world conflicts, and politics. By late elementary school he was correcting history teachers and out debating his elders.
Nicholas acted as the first administrator of Ritzakstan before the establishment of the monarchy, serving in that position from 2005 until 2017. Administrator was the title given to the head of state of former Ritzakstan. When the acting Administrator either died, resigned, or was impeached with a majority vote by the council of regional governors, an election would take place in which all the regional governors voted for someone other than themselves to become Administrator.
Nicholas served his parent nation in the United States Navy from January 28th 2014 until July 27th 2020. He served humbly in the capacity of an enlisted man in an electronics rating and his service saw him stationed in Yokosuka Japan for two years onboard the ballistic missile command ship USS Shiloh CG 67. He also served onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN 71 from 2018 until his end of obligatory active service.
King of Ritz
In 2017 Ritzakstan was renamed the Independent State of Ritz. In June of 2017 major political and socioeconomic changes took place, such as a banning of the Socialist Unity Party and implementation of a market based system. Nicholas continued to serve in the role of Administrator until the formation of the monarchy on July 9, 2020.