User:James O'Connell Nash

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His Most Venerable Excellency
James "JO'CN" O'Connell Nash
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Supreme Leader of Jocistan
Assumed office:

12th March 2018

Preceded by: Position Established
Succeeded by: Still in Office
Premier for Life Of Jocistan
Assumed office:

12th March 2018

Preceded by: Position Established
Succeeded by: Still in Office
Grand High Marshal and Admiral of All Armed Forces of Jocistan
Assumed office:

12th March 2018

Preceded by: Position Established
Succeeded by: Still in Office
1st Chairman of the League and Commonwealth of Durham Micronations
Assumed office:

3 May 2018

Preceded by: Position Established
Succeeded by: Still in Office
Duke of Pecuniam
Assumed office:

June 26, 2017

Preceded by: Position Established
Succeeded by: Still in Office
Dark Lord of South Anglestonian Republican Army (S.A.R.A.), British Empire
Assumed office:

Late 2016 - Early 2017 (Hard to date precisely)

Preceded by: Position Established
Succeeded by: Role Abolished With Abolition of S.A.R.A. on April 5 2018
Prime Minister of the Regional Kingdom of Pecuniam, British Empire
Assumed office:

Mid March 2018

Preceded by: Position Established
Succeeded by: Position Abolished
President of Pecuniam, British Empire
Assumed office:

Mid March 2018

Preceded by: Position Established
Succeeded by: Lenty the Cactus, following the Interval of the Rise and Fall of Grand Marshal Lyons' Dictatorship
Ambassador of Toristan to the British Empire
Assumed office:

Late March 2018

Preceded by: Position Established
Succeeded by: Still in Office
Pecuniam Correspondent for Imperial News Service, British Empire
Assumed office:

21 August 2017

Preceded by: Lord Lyons, Grand Duke of Anglestonia and Imperial Governor
Succeeded by: Lord Lyons, Grand Duke of Anglestonia and Imperial Governor
Prime Minister of the British Empire
Elected:

1 September 2018

Preceded by: Position Established
Succeeded by: Still in Office
Personal information
Born: 12 June 2006 (age 12)
Macronationality: English
Micronationality Jocistani, with British Empire and Toristani Citizenship.

James O'Connell Nash has lead a colourful micronational career, beginning as an aristocrat in the British Empire, before founding his own communist micronation, the Free Democratic People's Soviet Socialist Republic of Jocistan, of which he is Supreme Leader and Premier for Life. In the British Empire, he is a Duke in Great Pecuniam, and the Prime Minister of Great Pecuniam's Regional Kingdom. He was also the leader, or "Dark Lord" of the terrorist group known as the South Anglestonian Republican Army (S.A.R.A.), from October 30 2017 to April 5 2018.

Non-micronational life

Jocistan's Supreme Leader and Premier for Life is a keen historian and classicist.

Micronational career

Role in the Creation of the British Empire

James O'Connell Nash was one of the British Empire's three founders, the others being Lord Daniel Lyons and Lord Nicholas Hayes. They were Lords on Anglestonia, whilst O'Connell Nash was a Knight. Sir James was a key adviser to Lord Lyons, Anglestonia's Grand Duke and the Empire's Imperial Governor. Sir James is quoted by the Imperial New Service as having said on 26 October 2016 of introduction of the South Anglestonian calendar, "This is a glorious development in our great nation. I recommend it is implemented across the entire empire!".

Dark Lord of S.A.R.A.

However, on 17 December 2016, Grand Duchy of Anglestonia annexed South Anglestonia, a separate Imperial territory. Sir James had advised Lord Lyons against this, but was ultimately not heeded. Thusly, he was provoked to found the South Anglestonian Republican Army (S.A.R.A.). In a spirit of humour, he was then made an Anglestonian Lord by Lord Lyons, so that he could be known as the "Dark Lord of S.A.R.A.". In the ensuing war between the Grand Duchy, supported by the Imperial Federal Government, and S.A.R.A., Anglestonia deployed its entire nuclear arsenal, with Lord O'Connell Nash personally suffering a direct hit from one "nuclear bomb" but miraculously surviving. Despite having rebelled against the Empire - and refusing to finally surrender - Lord O'Connell Nash was not prosecuted, and retained all his titles and status.

First Attempt at Micronationalism: The Duchy of Pecuniam

Having long been a key citizen of the British Empire, Lord O'Connell Nash came to desire creating his own micronation, intending it to be allied to the British Empire. In that spirit, he declared the independence of the Duchy of Pecuniam from the U.K. on 26 June 2017. He intended to make the Duchy a capitalist, aristocratic dictatorship.

In an unforeseen turn of events, however, this provoked a declaration of war and invasion from the British Empire. Pecuniam soon fell, and Lord O'Connell Nash was forced to accept the peace terms of the Treaty of Durham, whereby Pecuniam would become a dominion (or semi-autonomous territory) of the Empire, with him as the leader, or Duke, and Lord Hayes as Governor, appointed by Anglestonia. Again, despite being at war with the British Empire, Lord O'Connell Nash lost none of his titles or status.

Role in the Establishment of Pecunian Kingship

As Duke and Monarch of Pecuniam, Duke O'Connell Nash was challenged to a duel by one of his citizens, Torin Kell. They agreed that the winner would become Duke of Pecuniam. Duke O'Connell Nash proceeded to lose in spectacular fashion. However, it was then proposed by the Imperial Governor, Lord Lyons, that Duke O'Connell Nash could retain his title, and Torin become King Torin I.

Establishment and Leadership of Jocistan

On the 12th of March 2018, Duke O'Connell Nash established the nation of Free Democratic People's Soviet Socialist Republic of Jocistan, ruling as head of state, head of government, and head of the armed forces. His act of creating Jocistan inspired some of his friends to create their own countries, resulting in the establishment of Toristan, Jackistan, Punistan, Pagia, and Thugistan. Toristan has since been ceded to the British Empire, and there are plans for Jocistan and the Empire to conquer Thugistan as a condominium.

Awards, Honours, & Decorations

Current

  • Duke (Great Pecuniam, British Empire).
  • Honorary PhD in Gynaecology (National University of Jackistan).
  • Revolution Cross (Jocistan).
  • Red Star (Jocistan).
  • Distinguished Jocistani Citizen (Jocistan).
  • Venerated Jocistani (Jocistan).
  • Order of the Communist Revolution (Jocistan).
  • Jocistani Military Cross (Jocistan).
  • Jocngrad Soviet Founder (Jocistan).
  • Fighter for the Freedom and Liberation of the Oppressed (Jocistan).
  • Creator Of Wealth and Bringer of Prosperity (Jocistan).
  • Enlightened and Strong Ruler (Jocistan).
  • Deliverer of Jocistan from the Evils of Tyranny and Oppression (Jocistan).
  • Dear Leader (Jocistan).
  • Guardian of Jocistan and its Ideals from Evil (Jocistan).

Previous

  • Lord (Anglestonia, British Empire) - Stripped of title
  • Knight (Anglestonia, British Empire) - Unclear whether lost when promoted to Lord or stripped along with the title of Lord