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| name = Zarel Smith <br> <small>[[Order of Christina I|OCI]] [[Order of the Compatriots of Prestige|OCP]] [[Austenasian Order|OAO]] [[Awards and Decorations of Millania|MMX]] [[Order of the Silver Cat|GCGP]] [[Ünie|WOL]] [[Order of the Gryphon|KHC]]</small>
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| name = Zarel Smith <br> <small>[[Order of Christina I|OCI]] [[Austenasian Order|OAO]] [[Awards and Decorations of Millania|MMX]] [[Order of the Silver Cat|GCGP]] [[Ünie|WOL]] [[Order of the Gryphon|KHC]]</small>
 
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'''Zarel Wilhelmus Jacobus Smith''' ('''ZWJS'''){{efn|Post nominals include: <small>[[Order of Christina I|OCI]] [[Order of the Compatriots of Prestige|OCP]] [[Austenasian Order|OAO]] [[Awards and Decorations of Millania|MMX]] [[Order of the Silver Cat|GCGP]] [[Ünie|WOL]] [[Order of the Gryphon|KHC]]</small>}} ([[w:help:IPA/English|/'zaːrəl ʋɪlˈɦɛlmɵs jaːˈkoːbɵs ˈsmɪθ/]]; {{IPAc-en|audio=Zarel Wilhelmus Jacobus Smith — full name — pronounciation.wav}};<ref>[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZZQqh628joBnkmetaf3HNOHcFdwiO3Y_O/view Pronunciation4k128fps.mov] on Google Docs. Retrieved 8 December 2020.</ref> born 18 November [[2004]]<ref name="MA">Hardy, Emiel (26 Oct 2019) [https://news.mahuset.com/post/188604152192/meet-zarel-smith-the-social-democrats-new-leader Meet Zarel Smith, the Social Democrats’ new leader]. ''Courant van Lazia''. Retrieved 30 January 2019.</ref><ref name="zed0">Renwick, Patrick (31 Dec 2019) [https://govab.wordpress.com/2019/12/31/his-imperial-and-royal-exalted-majestys-new-years-speech-of-2019/ His Imperial and Royal Exalted Majesty’s New Years Speech of 2019]. Retrieved 20 February 2020.</ref>) more commonly known mononymously as '''Zed'''<ref name="Zed">Baird, Cole (17 February 2020). [https://inwgb.wordpress.com/2020/02/17/breaking-newsanti-administration-in-microwikidiscord/ 'Breaking News:Zed to become admin on Microwiki@Discord']. ''[[Wegmat]] General Broadcasting''. Retrieved 24 May 2020.</ref><ref>Campbell, Will (23 May 2019) [https://web.archive.org/web/20191206133751/https://sites.google.com/site/theglastieven/microwiki/empireclaimingwholeearthwinsgumobservership Empire claiming whole Earth wins GUM observership]. ''The Glastieven''. Archived from [https://sites.google.com/site/theglastieven/microwiki/empireclaimingwholeearthwinsgumobservership the original] on 6 December 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2020.</ref> among various [[list of names used by Zarel Smith|other names]],<ref name="zed0"/> is a retired [[w:UK|UK]]-born [[w:South Africa|South African]]<ref name="MA"/> [[micronationalist]] politician,<ref name="op">Burdette, Isaiah (18 October 2020) [https://isaiahdavidburdett.wixsite.com/micronationalgazette/post/opinion-article-isaiah-burdette-zarel-smith Opinion Article Isaiah Burdette: Zarel Smith]. ''[[Micronational Gazette]]''. Retrieved 22 October 2020.</ref> journalist, filmmaker<ref name="imdb">[https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10573254/ Zarel Smith's filmography] at [[w:IMDb|IMDb]]. Retrieved 30 January 2020.</ref>, statistician and [[MicroWiki:Staff|MicroWiki administrator]], who was the first [[Monarchy of New Eiffel|Prince]] of the [[Principality of New Eiffel]] from 11 August 2018 until his [[Abdication of Zarel I|abdication]] on 20 June 2020,<ref name="DMM">[https://micronationalist.wordpress.com/2019/10/03/shiro-voted-dime-micronationalist-of-the-month/ Shiro voted DIME Micronationalist of the Month], 3 October 2019. ''The Daily Micronationalist''. Retrieved 30 January 2020.</ref><ref>[https://commons.micronations.wiki/wiki/Titles_and_Styling_of_Prince_Zarel_I_Act Titles and Styling of Prince Zarel I Act 2019] on [[MicroCommons]]. Retrieved 8 February 2020.</ref> in addition to being the head of state of its predecessors, the [[Republic of New Finland|Republic]] and [[Kingdom of New Finland]].<ref name="jef">Smith, Zarel (14 Aug 2020) [https://sites.google.com/view/journaleiffel/national-icons-of-new-eiffel National icons of New Eiffel]. ''Journal en Eiffel''. Retrieved 14 August 2020.</ref><ref>[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mNVd7raNJL-Mae2e9YBogcC9iBWos_ZEVAkOmd7FNU4 Constitution of the Principality of New Eiffel]</ref> Smith later served as the [[Ministry of Transportation (New Eiffel)|Minister of Transportation]] and Foreign Minister of New Eiffel. He is generally credited for the vast majority of New Eiffel's cultural, architectural, industrial and [[Foreign relations of New Eiffel|diplomatic]] development, though received notable criticism from the [[Yellow Party]] for his lack of legislative lawmaking, apparent "[[LGBT rights in New Eiffel|anti-LGBT]]" sentiment and lack of activity within politics as a whole.<ref>[https://sites.google.com/view/sainturiel/about About] — Most Serene Republic of Saint Uriel's official government website</ref><ref name="newiki">[https://neweiffelwiki.fandom.com/wiki/Zarel_Smith Zarel Smith] on ''[[New Eiffel Wiki]]''. Retrieved 21 September 2020.</ref>  
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'''Zarel Wilhelmus Jacobus Smith''' ('''ZWJS'''){{efn|Post nominals include: <small>[[Order of Christina I|OCI]] [[Austenasian Order|OAO]] [[Awards and Decorations of Millania|MMX]] [[Order of the Silver Cat|GCGP]] [[Ünie|WOL]] [[Order of the Gryphon|KHC]]</small>}} ([[w:help:IPA/English|/'zaːrəl ʋɪlˈɦɛlmɵs jaːˈkoːbɵs ˈsmɪθ/]]; {{IPAc-en|audio=Zarel Wilhelmus Jacobus Smith — full name — pronounciation.wav}};<ref>[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZZQqh628joBnkmetaf3HNOHcFdwiO3Y_O/view Pronunciation4k128fps.mov] on Google Docs. Retrieved 8 December 2020.</ref> born 18 November [[2004]]<ref name="MA">Hardy, Emiel (26 Oct 2019) [https://news.mahuset.com/post/188604152192/meet-zarel-smith-the-social-democrats-new-leader Meet Zarel Smith, the Social Democrats’ new leader]. ''Courant van Lazia''. Retrieved 30 January 2019.</ref><ref name="zed0">Renwick, Patrick (31 Dec 2019) [https://govab.wordpress.com/2019/12/31/his-imperial-and-royal-exalted-majestys-new-years-speech-of-2019/ His Imperial and Royal Exalted Majesty’s New Years Speech of 2019]. Retrieved 20 February 2020.</ref>) more commonly known mononymously as '''Zed'''<ref name="Zed">Baird, Cole (17 February 2020). [https://inwgb.wordpress.com/2020/02/17/breaking-newsanti-administration-in-microwikidiscord/ 'Breaking News:Zed to become admin on Microwiki@Discord']. ''[[Wegmat]] General Broadcasting''. Retrieved 24 May 2020.</ref><ref>Campbell, Will (23 May 2019) [https://web.archive.org/web/20191206133751/https://sites.google.com/site/theglastieven/microwiki/empireclaimingwholeearthwinsgumobservership Empire claiming whole Earth wins GUM observership]. ''The Glastieven''. Archived from [https://sites.google.com/site/theglastieven/microwiki/empireclaimingwholeearthwinsgumobservership the original] on 6 December 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2020.</ref> among various [[list of names used by Zarel Smith|other names]],<ref name="zed0" /> is a retired [[w:UK|UK]]-born [[w:South Africa|South African]]<ref name="MA" /> [[micronationalist]] politician,<ref name="op">Burdette, Isaiah (18 October 2020) [https://isaiahdavidburdett.wixsite.com/micronationalgazette/post/opinion-article-isaiah-burdette-zarel-smith Opinion Article Isaiah Burdette: Zarel Smith]. ''[[Micronational Gazette]]''. Retrieved 22 October 2020.</ref> journalist, filmmaker<ref name="imdb">[https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10573254/ Zarel Smith's filmography] at [[w:IMDb|IMDb]]. Retrieved 30 January 2020.</ref>, statistician and former [[MicroWiki:Staff|MicroWiki administrator]], who reigned as the first [[Monarchy of New Eiffel|Prince]] of the [[Principality of New Eiffel]] from 11 August 2018 until his [[Abdication of Zarel I|abdication]] on 20 June 2020,<ref name="DMM">[https://micronationalist.wordpress.com/2019/10/03/shiro-voted-dime-micronationalist-of-the-month/ Shiro voted DIME Micronationalist of the Month], 3 October 2019. ''The Daily Micronationalist''. Retrieved 30 January 2020.</ref><ref>[https://commons.micronations.wiki/wiki/Titles_and_Styling_of_Prince_Zarel_I_Act Titles and Styling of Prince Zarel I Act 2019] on [[MicroCommons]]. Retrieved 8 February 2020.</ref> in addition to being the head of state of its predecessors, the [[Republic of New Finland|Republic]] and [[Kingdom of New Finland]].<ref name="jef">Smith, Zarel (14 Aug 2020) [https://sites.google.com/view/journaleiffel/national-icons-of-new-eiffel National icons of New Eiffel]. ''Journal en Eiffel''. Retrieved 14 August 2020.</ref><ref>[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mNVd7raNJL-Mae2e9YBogcC9iBWos_ZEVAkOmd7FNU4 Constitution of the Principality of New Eiffel]</ref> Smith later served as the [[Ministry of Transportation (New Eiffel)|Minister of Transportation]] and Foreign Minister of New Eiffel. He is generally credited for the vast majority of New Eiffel's cultural, architectural, industrial and [[Foreign relations of New Eiffel|diplomatic]] development, though received notable criticism from the [[Yellow Party]] for his lack of legislative lawmaking, apparent "[[LGBT rights in New Eiffel|anti-LGBT]]" sentiment and lack of activity within politics as a whole.<ref>[https://sites.google.com/view/sainturiel/about About] — Most Serene Republic of Saint Uriel's official government website</ref><ref name="newiki">[https://neweiffelwiki.fandom.com/wiki/Zarel_Smith Zarel Smith] on ''[[New Eiffel Wiki]]''. Retrieved 21 September 2020.</ref>  
  
Smith has been a prominent and ubiquitous figure within the [[MicroWiki Sector]], and has been recognisable throughout the [[history of the MicroWiki community]] during the [[history of the MicroWiki community#Discord Era|Discord Era]].<ref name="Zed"/><ref name="op"/><ref name="Nav">von Naveria, Casper (1 October 2020) [https://its-cns.wixsite.com/orblian-observer/post/more-september-news More September News]. ''Orblian Observer''. Retrieved 5 November 2020.</ref><ref name="Blackwood5">[[Ives Blackwood|Blackwood, Ives]] (2 December 2020) [https://homemadecrownjournal.wordpress.com/2020/12/02/zarel-smith-pioneers-new-approach-to-ranking-community-influencers/ Zarel Smith pioneers new approach to ranking community influencers]. ''[[Home-made Crown Journal]]''. Retrieved 3 December 2020.</ref> Smith used to be highly active on [[MicroWiki@Discord]],<ref>[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/User:Z._Luna_Skye/Top_Most_Messages_on_Discord Top Most Messages on Discord]. Retrieved 12 February 2020.{{unreliable source}}</ref> on which he also used to be an [[MicroWiki@Discord#Administration|administrator]].<ref>[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZUK71MhXUaewOLpR20onU0Bk3KX3mcpJ0P8i-TwIIDI/edit MicroWiki@Discord | Information + Rules (June 24, 2020)]. Retrieved 3 October 2020.</ref> Founder of [[Statistic-Dime]], Smith is known for his wiki editing, surveys, liberal policies and other frequent projects and standardisations;<ref name="pp2">Smith, Zarel (30 September 2020) [http://news.ponderosangovernment.ml/2020/09/30/zarel-smith-begins-to-leave-community-just-after-two-year-anniversary-celebrations/?preview=true Zarel Smith begins to leave community just after two year anniversary celebrations]. ''[[Ponderosan News Agency]]''. Retrieved 30 September 2020.</ref> [[Micronationalist of the Month]], [[Micronationalist of the Year]], [[DIME Magazine]], the annual [[LGBT Rights Index]], [[Microcode]], the [[Shrek Super Party]], [[Project Micronation]] and the Intermicronational Time Zones Standard.<ref name="timezone">[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D8J-G8BiyvB6xmQ8eWTrH6PXSMZH2dm5DGDwyiaRVv4/edit Time zones, first edition (25 Aug 2020)]. ''Intermicronational Time Zones Standard''. Beta version 1.1. Retrieved 25 August 2020.</ref><ref>Z. Smith & J. Lycon (26 December 2019) [https://issuu.com/curio_rblx/docs/dimeissue1final DIME Magazine Issue #1]</ref> Editing under the account '''[[User:Z Luna Skye|Z Luna Skye]]''',<ref group="‡">[[User:Z Luna Skye|Z Luna Skye]]. ''[[MicroWiki]]''. Retrieved 24 June 2020.</ref>{{efn|Formerly "Z. Luna Skye" from 27 September 2018 until 12 November 2020, when he changed his username to omit the full stop after the 'Z'.<ref group="‡">[https://micronations.wiki/index.php?title=User:Z_Luna_Skye&oldid=712880 Renamed "Z. Luna Skye" to "Z Luna Skye"]</ref>}} Despite having largely retired, Smith remains active on [[MicroWiki]], and holds the [[MicroWiki:Users by edit count|record]] for the largest number of edits made on the English-language MicroWiki, exceeding over 35,000 and more than 3,000 page creations.<ref name="op"/><ref group="‡">[[User:Z. Luna Skye|Z. Luna Skye]]. [https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Special:Contributions/Z._Luna_Skye Contributions]. ''[[MicroWiki]]''. Retrieved 4 March 2020.</ref> Smith is also active in the [[London Sector]], [[TOES Sector]] and formerly the [[African sector]]. Smith has also taken various positions in his career, including federal, judicial, public sector and local work. Smith is a Deputy President of [[Ponderosa Hills]] following an after election agreement, and is the Governor of the [[Austenasian territory]] of [[Green Gate]].<ref name="sssZD">{{cite web|url=https://austenasiantimes.wordpress.com/2019/03/24/march-sees-territorial-changes-for-austenasia/|title=March sees territorial changes for Austenasia|author=|author-link=|website=Austenasian Times|access-date=24 March 2019}}</ref> Formerly, Smith served in various ministerial and judicial positions in [[Essexia]], [[Somcow]], [[Abelden]], [[Principality of Oceania|Oceania]], and was the former [[Posaf]]ian Premier of [[Nievenorte]] between 16 May—1 October 2020. Smith presently leads the Social Democratic Party of [[Mahuset]] and the Shrek Super Party of [[Naveria]],<ref name="MA"/><ref name="Nav"/> and was formerly an MP in the [[Aspen Empire]] and the later [[Kingdom of Appalachia]], [[Islamic Republic of Hala’ib Triangle|Hala'ib Triangle]], Caddia, [[Mercia]], [[Ünie]], [[Yu-Xia]] and [[Misberia]]. Smith has been the [[Ministers of the Cupertino Alliance#Non-ministerial positions|Superior Judge]] of the [[Cupertino Alliance]] since 25 March 2020.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (25 March 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uzCMj1ycL8hjht8xM2N7L8_8cGKYEb8o/view?usp=sharing Zarel Appointed as Superior Judge]. Retrieved 25 June 2020.</ref><ref>Lycon, Jayden (5 April 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TaQh5r7oqccOYy4Id6bIcZHlU90c-a3I/view?usp=sharing Zarel Smith appointed as Notary General]</ref> A vocal supporter of [[intermicronational organisations]], Smith was the founder and Chair of the [[New Eiffel Union of Micronations]]<ref name="OAM1">[https://web.archive.org/web/20191217231945/https://esecina.wordpress.com/2019/02/03/esecina-in-the-new-eiffel-union-of-micronations/ Esecina in the New Eiffel Union of Micronations]. ''Esecina.wordpress.com''. Archived from [https://esecina.wordpress.com/2019/02/03/esecina-in-the-new-eiffel-union-of-micronations/ the original] on 17 December 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2020</ref> (later retitled the [[Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union)|Organisation of Active Micronations]],<ref name="OAM3">[https://web.archive.org/web/20191222142750/https://rln.home.blog/2019/07/09/lytexit-lyteran-politicians-suggest-leaving-the-oam/ Lytexit? Lyteran Politicians Suggest Leaving the OAM]. ''The Royal Lyteran News''. Published 9 July 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2020. Archived from [https://rln.home.blog/2019/07/09/lytexit-lyteran-politicians-suggest-leaving-the-oam/ the original] on 22 December 2019.</ref> a name taken from [[Organisation of Active Micronations|a major micronational organisation that was active from 2009 to 2011]]) between 21 November 2018–May 2019, and the [[Christian Micronational Union]] between 4 September 2019–2 March 2020, and held various other positions in the [[Grand Unified Micronational]] and the [[Micronational Olympic Federation]]. Smith later unsuccessfully ran as [[Jayden Lycon]]'s running mate in the [[Grand Unified Micronational election, June 2020|June 2020 election]], losing with a low 12.9% of the vote.
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Smith has been a prominent and ubiquitous figure within the [[MicroWiki Sector]], and has been recognisable throughout the [[history of the MicroWiki community]] during the [[history of the MicroWiki community#Discord Era|Discord Era]].<ref name="Zed" /><ref name="op" /><ref name="Nav">von Naveria, Casper (1 October 2020) [https://its-cns.wixsite.com/orblian-observer/post/more-september-news More September News]. ''Orblian Observer''. Retrieved 5 November 2020.</ref><ref name="Blackwood5">[[Ives Blackwood|Blackwood, Ives]] (2 December 2020) [https://homemadecrownjournal.wordpress.com/2020/12/02/zarel-smith-pioneers-new-approach-to-ranking-community-influencers/ Zarel Smith pioneers new approach to ranking community influencers]. ''[[Home-made Crown Journal]]''. Retrieved 3 December 2020.</ref> Smith used to be highly active on [[MicroWiki@Discord]],<ref>[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/User:Z._Luna_Skye/Top_Most_Messages_on_Discord Top Most Messages on Discord]. Retrieved 12 February 2020.{{unreliable source}}</ref> on which he also used to be an [[MicroWiki@Discord#Administration|administrator]].<ref>[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZUK71MhXUaewOLpR20onU0Bk3KX3mcpJ0P8i-TwIIDI/edit MicroWiki@Discord | Information + Rules (June 24, 2020)]. Retrieved 3 October 2020.</ref> Founder of [[Statistic-Dime]], Smith is known for his wiki editing, surveys, liberal policies and other frequent projects and standardisations;<ref name="pp2">Smith, Zarel (30 September 2020) [http://news.ponderosangovernment.ml/2020/09/30/zarel-smith-begins-to-leave-community-just-after-two-year-anniversary-celebrations/?preview=true Zarel Smith begins to leave community just after two year anniversary celebrations]. ''[[Ponderosan News Agency]]''. Retrieved 30 September 2020.</ref> [[Micronationalist of the Month]], [[Micronationalist of the Year]], [[DIME Magazine]], the annual [[LGBT Rights Index]], [[Microcode]], the [[Shrek Super Party]], [[Project Micronation]] and the Intermicronational Time Zones Standard.<ref name="timezone">[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D8J-G8BiyvB6xmQ8eWTrH6PXSMZH2dm5DGDwyiaRVv4/edit Time zones, first edition (25 Aug 2020)]. ''Intermicronational Time Zones Standard''. Beta version 1.1. Retrieved 25 August 2020.</ref><ref>Z. Smith & J. Lycon (26 December 2019) [https://issuu.com/curio_rblx/docs/dimeissue1final DIME Magazine Issue #1]</ref> Despite having largely retired, Smith remains active on [[MicroWiki]], editing under the account '''[[User:Z Luna Skye|Z Luna Skye]]''',<ref group="‡">[[User:Z Luna Skye|Z Luna Skye]]. ''[[MicroWiki]]''. Retrieved 24 June 2020.</ref>{{efn|Formerly "Z. Luna Skye" from 27 September 2018 until 12 November 2020, when he changed his username to omit the full stop after the 'Z'.<ref group="‡">[https://micronations.wiki/index.php?title=User:Z_Luna_Skye&oldid=712880 Renamed "Z. Luna Skye" to "Z Luna Skye"]</ref>}} and holds the [[MicroWiki:Users by edit count|record]] for the largest number of edits made on the English-language MicroWiki, exceeding over 35,000 and more than 3,000 page creations.<ref name="op" /><ref group="‡">[[User:Z. Luna Skye|Z. Luna Skye]]. [https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Special:Contributions/Z._Luna_Skye Contributions]. ''[[MicroWiki]]''. Retrieved 4 March 2020.</ref> Smith was formerly active in the [[London Sector]], [[TOES Sector]] and the [[African sector]], and has taken several positions in his career, including federal, judicial, ministerial, public sector and local work. Smith the Governor of the [[Austenasian territory]] of [[Green Gate]].<ref name="sssZD">{{cite web|url=https://austenasiantimes.wordpress.com/2019/03/24/march-sees-territorial-changes-for-austenasia/|title=March sees territorial changes for Austenasia|author=|author-link=|website=Austenasian Times|access-date=24 March 2019}}</ref> Formerly, Smith held several positions in [[Essexia]], [[Somcow]], [[Abelden]], [[Principality of Oceania|Oceania]], [[Ponderosa Hills]], and was the former [[Posaf]]ian Premier of [[Nievenorte]] between 16 May—1 October 2020, and was formerly an MP in the [[Aspen Empire]] and the later [[Kingdom of Appalachia]], [[Islamic Republic of Hala’ib Triangle|Hala'ib Triangle]], Caddia, [[Mercia]], [[Ünie]], [[Yu-Xia]] and [[Misberia]]. Smith has been the [[Ministers of the Cupertino Alliance#Non-ministerial positions|Superior Judge]] of the [[Cupertino Alliance]] since 25 March 2020.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (25 March 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uzCMj1ycL8hjht8xM2N7L8_8cGKYEb8o/view?usp=sharing Zarel Appointed as Superior Judge]. Retrieved 25 June 2020.</ref><ref>Lycon, Jayden (5 April 2020) [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TaQh5r7oqccOYy4Id6bIcZHlU90c-a3I/view?usp=sharing Zarel Smith appointed as Notary General]</ref> A vocal supporter of [[intermicronational organisations]], Smith was the founder and Chair of the [[New Eiffel Union of Micronations]]<ref name="OAM1">[https://web.archive.org/web/20191217231945/https://esecina.wordpress.com/2019/02/03/esecina-in-the-new-eiffel-union-of-micronations/ Esecina in the New Eiffel Union of Micronations]. ''Esecina.wordpress.com''. Archived from [https://esecina.wordpress.com/2019/02/03/esecina-in-the-new-eiffel-union-of-micronations/ the original] on 17 December 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2020</ref> (later retitled the [[Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union)|Organisation of Active Micronations]],<ref name="OAM3">[https://web.archive.org/web/20191222142750/https://rln.home.blog/2019/07/09/lytexit-lyteran-politicians-suggest-leaving-the-oam/ Lytexit? Lyteran Politicians Suggest Leaving the OAM]. ''The Royal Lyteran News''. Published 9 July 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2020. Archived from [https://rln.home.blog/2019/07/09/lytexit-lyteran-politicians-suggest-leaving-the-oam/ the original] on 22 December 2019.</ref> a name taken from [[Organisation of Active Micronations|a major micronational organisation that was active from 2009 to 2011]]) between 21 November 2018–May 2019, and the [[Christian Micronational Union]] between 4 September 2019–2 March 2020, and held various other positions in the [[Grand Unified Micronational]] and the [[Micronational Olympic Federation]]. Smith later unsuccessfully ran as [[Jayden Lycon]]'s running mate in the [[Grand Unified Micronational election, June 2020|June 2020 election]], losing with a low 12.9% of the vote.
  
Smith has often been cited as being one of the most influential micronationalists in the "New Guard".<ref name="op"/><ref name="Nav"/> Smith is a member of five invitation-only micronational social clubs, and joined the [[Micropolitan Club and Lounge]] on 18 August 2019, and is also a member of [[Micronational Skype rooms#Drunkiz Gadurō|Drunkiz Gadurō]], [[Archie Birch#Microfurs:|Microfurs]] and is a co-founder of [[The Fun Gang]] and [[TOES]].<ref name="Toes">[https://docs.google.com/document/d/14X6Hg7ccW-Ty6I2urRBq7p17rsg8oY9qnxoKy4b1TRk Charter of TOES] on [[w:Google Docs|Google Docs]]. Retrieved 29 June 2020.</ref> Smith was selected as Dime's "[[Micronationalist of the Month]]" for February 2020, and was also ranked fourth of ten by [[Nicholas Randouler]] in his [[user:NickRandouler/MonthlyMWMPowerIndex|Monthly MicroWiki Micronationalists Power Index for May 2020]].<ref name="mwm">Randouler, Nicholas (May 2020) [[user:NickRandouler/MonthlyMWMPowerIndex|Monthly MicroWiki Micronationalists Power Index]]. Retrieved 31 October 2020.</ref> Smith placed himself fourth on the "[[MicroWiki's 25 Most Influential (2020)|MicroWiki's 25 Most Influential]]" list for 2020 in December.<ref name="Blackwood5"/><ref name="Twenty">[[Zarel Smith|Smith, Zarel]] et al. (2 December 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/13vLhQW5st8IIJYTPVytjJZyv4Hvbf11Tpfd91EQvC-A/edit?usp=sharing MicroWiki Most Influential (2020)]. ''Published by [[Statistic-Dime]]'' — Google Docs. Retrieved 3 December 2020.</ref> Smith was also nominated for [[Micronationalist of the Year]] for 2019.<ref>Z. Smith & J. Lycon (26 December 2019) [https://issuu.com/curio_rblx/docs/dimeissue1final DIME Magazine Issue #1]</ref>
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Smith has often been cited as being one of the most influential micronationalists in the "New Guard".<ref name="op" /><ref name="Nav" /> Smith is a member of five invitation-only micronational social clubs, and joined the [[Micropolitan Club and Lounge]] on 18 August 2019, and is also a member of [[Micronational Skype rooms#Drunkiz Gadurō|Drunkiz Gadurō]], [[Archie Birch#Microfurs:|Microfurs]] and is a co-founder of [[The Fun Gang]] and [[TOES]].<ref name="Toes">[https://docs.google.com/document/d/14X6Hg7ccW-Ty6I2urRBq7p17rsg8oY9qnxoKy4b1TRk Charter of TOES] on [[w:Google Docs|Google Docs]]. Retrieved 29 June 2020.</ref> Smith was selected as Dime's "[[Micronationalist of the Month]]" for February 2020, and was also ranked fourth of ten by [[Nicholas Randouler]] in his [[user:NickRandouler/MonthlyMWMPowerIndex|Monthly MicroWiki Micronationalists Power Index for May 2020]].<ref name="mwm">Randouler, Nicholas (May 2020) [[user:NickRandouler/MonthlyMWMPowerIndex|Monthly MicroWiki Micronationalists Power Index]]. Retrieved 31 October 2020.</ref> Smith placed himself fourth on the "[[MicroWiki's 25 Most Influential (2020)|MicroWiki's 25 Most Influential]]" list for 2020 in December.<ref name="Blackwood5" /><ref name="Twenty">[[Zarel Smith|Smith, Zarel]] et al. (2 December 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/13vLhQW5st8IIJYTPVytjJZyv4Hvbf11Tpfd91EQvC-A/edit?usp=sharing MicroWiki Most Influential (2020)]. ''Published by [[Statistic-Dime]]'' — Google Docs. Retrieved 3 December 2020.</ref> Smith was also nominated for [[Micronationalist of the Year]] for 2019.<ref>Z. Smith & J. Lycon (26 December 2019) [https://issuu.com/curio_rblx/docs/dimeissue1final DIME Magazine Issue #1]</ref>
  
Outside of micronationalism, Smith is an actor, filmmaker, film director,<ref name="imdb"/> cinematographer, statistician, musical artist, writer, and a retired artist and semi-retired film critic and photographer among other ventures.<ref name="MA"/>
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Outside of micronationalism, Smith is an actor, filmmaker, film director,<ref name="imdb" /> cinematographer, statistician, musical artist, writer, and semi-retired film critic and photographer among other ventures.<ref name="MA" />
  
== Republic of New Finland ==
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==Republic of New Finland==
 
{{further|Republic of New Finland}}
 
{{further|Republic of New Finland}}
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Smith became interested in [[micronationalism]] after hearing about the [[Republic of Molossia]] via its website.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (26 April 2020) [https://issuu.com/curio_rblx/docs/pondomanifesto_final For you and for all. The Canadian Isabelle - Shrek Super Party manifesto 2020] on [[w:Issuu|Issuu]]. ''Curio Publications'', p. 6. Retrieved 11 October 2020.</ref> Soon after, Smith began researching micronationalism via [[w:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]], and founded his first micronation the [[Republic of New Finland]] on 31 December 2017,<ref name="what">{{cite web | url = https://neweiffelgov.home.blog/2019/08/09/example-post/ | archiveurl = https://web.archive.org/web/20191217224353/https://neweiffelgov.home.blog/2019/08/09/example-post/ | archivedate = 17 December 2019 |title = What is New Eiffel? |author = neweiffelgov.home.blog}}</ref> on [[w:New Year's Eve|New Year's Eve]] minutes before [[w:New Year's Day|New Year's Day]]; declaring himself President and laying claim to his cousins house in [[w:South Africa|South Africa]] during a vacation to the country.<ref>[[Sertor Valentinus|Valentinus, Sertor]] (1 November 2020) [https://brooksidegazette.wordpress.com/2020/11/01/principality-of-new-eiffel-declared-dissolved/ Principality of New Eiffel declared dissolved]. ''The Brookside Gazette''. Retrieved 1 November 2020.</ref> New Finland is often considered a predecessor to New Eiffel. Smith created New Finland's flag, coat of arms, and currency. On 4 January 2018, upon Smith's return to his home in Greater London, a new claim was made in his residence, and later the original claim in South Africa was dropped entirely due to the long distance.{{efn|According to some records, the claim was dropped on 2 March 2018, and Smith's residence in the U.K. had been a territory of New Finland for a month prior.}} The Republic, however, soon became plagued with inactivity, and so Smith began plans to reform it. Smith created a new flag and coat of arms alongside various other national symbols and reformed the law by creating a supreme court and enacted democracy into the nation.<ref name="ne">[https://neweiffelwiki.fandom.com/wiki/NewEiffelwiki_Wiki Main Page]. ''[[New Eiffel Wiki]]''. Retrieved 29 June 2020.</ref> Record of what happened in-between the Republic before the foundation of the Kingdom is relatively unknown, though allegedly there seems to have been a civil war.
 
Smith became interested in [[micronationalism]] after hearing about the [[Republic of Molossia]] via its website.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (26 April 2020) [https://issuu.com/curio_rblx/docs/pondomanifesto_final For you and for all. The Canadian Isabelle - Shrek Super Party manifesto 2020] on [[w:Issuu|Issuu]]. ''Curio Publications'', p. 6. Retrieved 11 October 2020.</ref> Soon after, Smith began researching micronationalism via [[w:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]], and founded his first micronation the [[Republic of New Finland]] on 31 December 2017,<ref name="what">{{cite web | url = https://neweiffelgov.home.blog/2019/08/09/example-post/ | archiveurl = https://web.archive.org/web/20191217224353/https://neweiffelgov.home.blog/2019/08/09/example-post/ | archivedate = 17 December 2019 |title = What is New Eiffel? |author = neweiffelgov.home.blog}}</ref> on [[w:New Year's Eve|New Year's Eve]] minutes before [[w:New Year's Day|New Year's Day]]; declaring himself President and laying claim to his cousins house in [[w:South Africa|South Africa]] during a vacation to the country.<ref>[[Sertor Valentinus|Valentinus, Sertor]] (1 November 2020) [https://brooksidegazette.wordpress.com/2020/11/01/principality-of-new-eiffel-declared-dissolved/ Principality of New Eiffel declared dissolved]. ''The Brookside Gazette''. Retrieved 1 November 2020.</ref> New Finland is often considered a predecessor to New Eiffel. Smith created New Finland's flag, coat of arms, and currency. On 4 January 2018, upon Smith's return to his home in Greater London, a new claim was made in his residence, and later the original claim in South Africa was dropped entirely due to the long distance.{{efn|According to some records, the claim was dropped on 2 March 2018, and Smith's residence in the U.K. had been a territory of New Finland for a month prior.}} The Republic, however, soon became plagued with inactivity, and so Smith began plans to reform it. Smith created a new flag and coat of arms alongside various other national symbols and reformed the law by creating a supreme court and enacted democracy into the nation.<ref name="ne">[https://neweiffelwiki.fandom.com/wiki/NewEiffelwiki_Wiki Main Page]. ''[[New Eiffel Wiki]]''. Retrieved 29 June 2020.</ref> Record of what happened in-between the Republic before the foundation of the Kingdom is relatively unknown, though allegedly there seems to have been a civil war.
  
== Reign ==
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==Reign==
=== King of New Finland ===
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===King of New Finland===
 
{{further|Kingdom of New Finland}}
 
{{further|Kingdom of New Finland}}
The Republic had been in a state of ''de facto'' anarchy for some time. Smith, wanting to bring back New Finland, decided to reform it into a [[Kingdom of New Finland|monarchy]], declaring himself as the King on 4 June 2018.{{efn|According to some records, Smith's father [[Louis Smith, Duke of Új Repülő|Louis Smith]] was the first king.}} As King, Smith oversaw the reestablishment of the court and the reform of the law, the creation of [[His Royal Army of New Eiffel]], and created the [[Łight Net]] currency. Smith also improved [[Cinema of New Eiffel|New Finlandic cinema]], [[transportation in New Eiffel|transportation]] and the [[list of news companies in New Eiffel|press]]. In early June 2018,{{efn|Probably between 10–21 June.}} the Supreme General [[Joost Smith]] (who was also the Minister of War) announced in a video that he had declared a [[w:Coup d'état|coup d'état]] on New Finland, and would try to gain control over it. Joost proceeded to attack Smith around five minutes after he declared war, attacking him in his office. Smith quickly grabbed a wooden sword and defended himself by hitting Joost in the leg, causing him to desist. Joost was suspended until 30 June{{efn|Likely suspended between 10–21 June until 30 June.}} After a short discussion, Smith made a deal with Joost that Joost would keep the peace if he made New Finland more democratic.<ref name="what"/> Smith, however, kept legal power over the courts, and pardoned himself from any accusations made against him or delayed the cases from proceeding. Smith later used [[w:Loopholes|legal loopholes]] and false accusations to steal resident's property. In late June, [[List of political scandals in New Eiffel and New Finland|following the massive scandal]], Smith willingly stepped down after heavy backlash from the population and the [[Principality of New Eiffel#Media|media]], apparently "in tears". Soon after, every position was left in vacancy, and the Kingdom was ''de facto'' left in [[w:anarchy|anarchy]].<ref name="ne"/>
 
  
=== Accession to New Eiffel ===
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The Republic had been in a state of ''de facto'' anarchy for some time. Smith, wanting to bring back New Finland, decided to reform it into a [[Kingdom of New Finland|monarchy]], declaring himself as the King on 4 June 2018.{{efn|According to some records, Smith's father [[Louis Smith, Duke of Új Repülő|Louis Smith]] was the first king.}} As King, Smith oversaw the reestablishment of the court and the reform of the law, the creation of [[His Royal Army of New Eiffel]], and created the [[Łight Net]] currency. Smith also improved [[Cinema of New Eiffel|New Finlandic cinema]], [[transportation in New Eiffel|transportation]] and the [[list of news companies in New Eiffel|press]]. In early June 2018,{{efn|Probably between 10–21 June.}} the Supreme General [[Joost Smith]] (who was also the Minister of War) announced in a video that he had declared a [[w:Coup d'état|coup d'état]] on New Finland, and would try to gain control over it. Joost proceeded to attack Smith around five minutes after he declared war, attacking him in his office. Smith quickly grabbed a wooden sword and defended himself by hitting Joost in the leg, causing him to desist. Joost was suspended until 30 June{{efn|Likely suspended between 10–21 June until 30 June.}} After a short discussion, Smith made a deal with Joost that Joost would keep the peace if he made New Finland more democratic.<ref name="what" /> Smith, however, kept legal power over the courts, and pardoned himself from any accusations made against him or delayed the cases from proceeding. Smith later used [[w:Loopholes|legal loopholes]] and false accusations to steal resident's property. In late June, [[List of political scandals in New Eiffel and New Finland|following the massive scandal]], Smith willingly stepped down after heavy backlash from the population and the [[Principality of New Eiffel#Media|media]], apparently "in tears". Soon after, every position was left in vacancy, and the Kingdom was ''de facto'' left in [[w:anarchy|anarchy]].<ref name="ne" />
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===Accession to New Eiffel===
 
[[File:New Eiffel-Coat of arms.png|thumb|[[Coat of arms of New Eiffel (2018)|Coat of arms]] used by the Kingdom of New Finland and later New Eiffel between 4 June 2018–4 March 2019]]
 
[[File:New Eiffel-Coat of arms.png|thumb|[[Coat of arms of New Eiffel (2018)|Coat of arms]] used by the Kingdom of New Finland and later New Eiffel between 4 June 2018–4 March 2019]]
 
On 8 August 2018, Smith had rediscovered micronationalism and became increasingly fascinated by the thought of reforming and returning New Finland to a state of activity. Pegging New Finland's disestablishment to its lack of planning, Smith made a checklist of things he wanted New Finland to have, and began researching micronationalism online, where he discovered [[MicroWiki]] (though he did not register an account until 27 September) and viewed the 6-part [[w:BBC|BBC]] light entertainment television series ''[[w:How to Start Your Own Country|How to Start Your Own Country]]'' via [[w:YouTube|YouTube]]. Presented by [[Danny Wallace]], the series told the story of Wallace's experience of founding a micronation, [[Lovely]], located in his London flat. The following day, Smith began work on the recognised [[public holidays in New Eiffel|public holidays]], declared [[Church of New Eiffel|Christianity the official religion]], and outlined some [[national symbols of New Eiffel|national symbols]]. On 10 August, Smith created the [[New Eiffel Citizens Index|Citizens Index]], and filmed a digital tour of New Eiffel, calling himself "Prince Zarel I". Smith officially declared the [[Principality of New Temporary]] independent on 11 August, declaring himself the Prince. Smith created the [[flag of New Eiffel|national flag]] on 11 August and later adopted the [[Coat of arms of New Eiffel (2018)|coat of arms]] which was used by the Kingdom of New Finland on 13 August. Between 11–29 August, Smith oversaw huge territorial, cultural and architectural development. He also wrote the national anthem "[[Friendly, New Eiffel]]", On 30 August, upon Joost's recommendation, New Temporary was renamed to [[New Eiffel]] in reference to the [[w:Eiffel Tower|Eiffel Tower]].{{efn|The name of the principality is composed of two words, "New" and "Eiffel". The word "''New''" symbolises the nation's rebirth from its predecessor state (the [[Kingdom of New Finland]]), while "''Eiffel''" is a reference to the famous [[w:Eiffel Tower|Eiffel Tower]], which represents progress and integrity.}} On 1 September, Smith declared a [[New Eiffel general election, 2018|general election]] to take place between 15–25 December. On 10 September, Smith declared several national symbols and began work on a constitution on 25 September. Throughout October, Smith oversaw vast development of the law, military, maps, the media (especially television), territorial claims, and [[transportation in New Eiffel|transportation]]. Throughout November, Smith began New Eiffel's huge [[Foreign relations of New Eiffel|diplomatic outreach]] into the [[MicroWiki community]], and also created a business registry and citizenship application.
 
On 8 August 2018, Smith had rediscovered micronationalism and became increasingly fascinated by the thought of reforming and returning New Finland to a state of activity. Pegging New Finland's disestablishment to its lack of planning, Smith made a checklist of things he wanted New Finland to have, and began researching micronationalism online, where he discovered [[MicroWiki]] (though he did not register an account until 27 September) and viewed the 6-part [[w:BBC|BBC]] light entertainment television series ''[[w:How to Start Your Own Country|How to Start Your Own Country]]'' via [[w:YouTube|YouTube]]. Presented by [[Danny Wallace]], the series told the story of Wallace's experience of founding a micronation, [[Lovely]], located in his London flat. The following day, Smith began work on the recognised [[public holidays in New Eiffel|public holidays]], declared [[Church of New Eiffel|Christianity the official religion]], and outlined some [[national symbols of New Eiffel|national symbols]]. On 10 August, Smith created the [[New Eiffel Citizens Index|Citizens Index]], and filmed a digital tour of New Eiffel, calling himself "Prince Zarel I". Smith officially declared the [[Principality of New Temporary]] independent on 11 August, declaring himself the Prince. Smith created the [[flag of New Eiffel|national flag]] on 11 August and later adopted the [[Coat of arms of New Eiffel (2018)|coat of arms]] which was used by the Kingdom of New Finland on 13 August. Between 11–29 August, Smith oversaw huge territorial, cultural and architectural development. He also wrote the national anthem "[[Friendly, New Eiffel]]", On 30 August, upon Joost's recommendation, New Temporary was renamed to [[New Eiffel]] in reference to the [[w:Eiffel Tower|Eiffel Tower]].{{efn|The name of the principality is composed of two words, "New" and "Eiffel". The word "''New''" symbolises the nation's rebirth from its predecessor state (the [[Kingdom of New Finland]]), while "''Eiffel''" is a reference to the famous [[w:Eiffel Tower|Eiffel Tower]], which represents progress and integrity.}} On 1 September, Smith declared a [[New Eiffel general election, 2018|general election]] to take place between 15–25 December. On 10 September, Smith declared several national symbols and began work on a constitution on 25 September. Throughout October, Smith oversaw vast development of the law, military, maps, the media (especially television), territorial claims, and [[transportation in New Eiffel|transportation]]. Throughout November, Smith began New Eiffel's huge [[Foreign relations of New Eiffel|diplomatic outreach]] into the [[MicroWiki community]], and also created a business registry and citizenship application.
  
=== December 2018–2019 ===
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===December 2018–2019===
 
In December, Smith established the [[Royal Archives (New Eiffel)|Royal Archives]] and created ''[[His Royal Mail Service of New Eiffel]]''. Following the general election on 25 December, Daleen Smith was declared [[Prime Minister of New Eiffel]]. On 21 January 2019, Smith wrote the national anthem "[[Stand tall, New Eiffel]]", which replaced the previous anthem. The constitution which Smith had begun writing in September 2018 was finished and adopted on 1 March. Smith commissioned Walker Schroeder, current Chancellor of the [[Unitary State of Swivia]], for the creation of "[[Aardvarks on Parade]]" on 28 April, which was completed on 20 May the following year.<ref name="wayback">[https://archive.org/details/aardvarks-on-parade "Aardvarks on Parade"] at the [[w:Internet Archive|Internet Archive]]. Retrieved 30 August 2020.</ref><ref name="sw">Schroeder, Walker (20 May 2020) [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/571841844074250240/712777554423054426/Aardvarks_on_Parade.mp3 Full anthem], available as an MP3. Retrieved 30 August 2020.</ref> Smith created the [[Order of the Beaver]] on 25 March, [[Order of the Lion (New Eiffel)|Order of the Lion]] on 25 May and the [[Most Excellent Order of the Amphisbaena Potato]] on 15 June. Smith conducted New Eiffel's only census on 6 July.<ref name="cen">{{cite web | url = https://thatwascrazy330.blogspot.com/2019/07/2019-new-eiffel-demographics-survey.html | title = 2019 New Eiffel demographics survey |archiveurl = https://web.archive.org/web/20191218183728/https://thatwascrazy330.blogspot.com/2019/07/2019-new-eiffel-demographics-survey.html |archivedate= 18 December 2019 |date= 29 June 2020 |work= |publisher= [[The New Eiffel Times]] |accessdate=6 July 2019}}</ref> On 3 September, by order of Smith, [[List of Acts of the Parliament of New Eiffel|acts of the New Eiffelic parliament]] began being officially recorded. Smith wrote the [[c:Voting Reform Act|Voting Reform Act]] which was passed on 9 October, reforming the requirements to vote in the general election.<ref>[https://commons.micronations.wiki/wiki/Voting_Reform_Act Voting Reform Act] on [[MicroCommons]]. Passed on 9 October 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2020.</ref> After facing criticism from various Libertarians, Smith struck up an agreement with Joost, and wrote and proposed the [[c:Prince Powers Act 2019 (New Eiffel)|Prince Powers Act]], restricting and better defining the Monarch's powers.<ref>[https://commons.micronations.wiki/wiki/Prince_Powers_Act_2019_(New_Eiffel) Prince Powers Act 2019] on MicroCommons. Passed on 28 November 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2020.</ref>
 
In December, Smith established the [[Royal Archives (New Eiffel)|Royal Archives]] and created ''[[His Royal Mail Service of New Eiffel]]''. Following the general election on 25 December, Daleen Smith was declared [[Prime Minister of New Eiffel]]. On 21 January 2019, Smith wrote the national anthem "[[Stand tall, New Eiffel]]", which replaced the previous anthem. The constitution which Smith had begun writing in September 2018 was finished and adopted on 1 March. Smith commissioned Walker Schroeder, current Chancellor of the [[Unitary State of Swivia]], for the creation of "[[Aardvarks on Parade]]" on 28 April, which was completed on 20 May the following year.<ref name="wayback">[https://archive.org/details/aardvarks-on-parade "Aardvarks on Parade"] at the [[w:Internet Archive|Internet Archive]]. Retrieved 30 August 2020.</ref><ref name="sw">Schroeder, Walker (20 May 2020) [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/571841844074250240/712777554423054426/Aardvarks_on_Parade.mp3 Full anthem], available as an MP3. Retrieved 30 August 2020.</ref> Smith created the [[Order of the Beaver]] on 25 March, [[Order of the Lion (New Eiffel)|Order of the Lion]] on 25 May and the [[Most Excellent Order of the Amphisbaena Potato]] on 15 June. Smith conducted New Eiffel's only census on 6 July.<ref name="cen">{{cite web | url = https://thatwascrazy330.blogspot.com/2019/07/2019-new-eiffel-demographics-survey.html | title = 2019 New Eiffel demographics survey |archiveurl = https://web.archive.org/web/20191218183728/https://thatwascrazy330.blogspot.com/2019/07/2019-new-eiffel-demographics-survey.html |archivedate= 18 December 2019 |date= 29 June 2020 |work= |publisher= [[The New Eiffel Times]] |accessdate=6 July 2019}}</ref> On 3 September, by order of Smith, [[List of Acts of the Parliament of New Eiffel|acts of the New Eiffelic parliament]] began being officially recorded. Smith wrote the [[c:Voting Reform Act|Voting Reform Act]] which was passed on 9 October, reforming the requirements to vote in the general election.<ref>[https://commons.micronations.wiki/wiki/Voting_Reform_Act Voting Reform Act] on [[MicroCommons]]. Passed on 9 October 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2020.</ref> After facing criticism from various Libertarians, Smith struck up an agreement with Joost, and wrote and proposed the [[c:Prince Powers Act 2019 (New Eiffel)|Prince Powers Act]], restricting and better defining the Monarch's powers.<ref>[https://commons.micronations.wiki/wiki/Prince_Powers_Act_2019_(New_Eiffel) Prince Powers Act 2019] on MicroCommons. Passed on 28 November 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2020.</ref>
  
=== Crisis in New Eiffel and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic ===
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===Crisis in New Eiffel and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic===
 
[[File:ZedHasCovid-19.jpg|left|thumb|Smith in an unaired broadcast announcing New Eiffel's new COVID-19 restrictions]]
 
[[File:ZedHasCovid-19.jpg|left|thumb|Smith in an unaired broadcast announcing New Eiffel's new COVID-19 restrictions]]
 
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{{further|2019–2020 New Eiffelic Constitution Crisis|Micronational responses to the COVID-19 pandemic}}
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On 14 December, Smith inadvertently lost the digital and only record of New Eiffel's constitution, starting the [[2019–2020 New Eiffelic Constitution Crisis]] and subsequently the [[Crisis in New Eiffel]]. Despite this, the [[New Eiffel general election, 2019|2019 general election]] still took place as scheduled, and Joost Smith was declared Prime Minister. On 11 February 2020, a non-New Eiffelic citizen [[James Frisch]] offered to Smith to write a new constitution for New Eiffel. Smith accepted and oversaw its final revisions alongside Prime Minister Joost Smith, then the constitution was adopted via a referendum on 1 April. On 14 February 2020, Smith made a royal decree decreeing all New Eiffelic island territorial claims to be dropped, disestablishing the Island of A Férfiak, the Island of New Knight, and the Island of Zackro.<ref>[[c:Royal Decree|Royal Decree]] on [[MicroCommons]]. Retrieved 29 June 2020.</ref> During the [[COVID-19 pandemic]], Smith declared the first-ever state of caution due to the continuing spread of [[w:coronavirus|coronavirus]] in the surrounding areas. Smith was slow to react to the pandemic, and controversially took a "calm" approach, and stated on 15 March that [[Principality of New Eiffel#Sports|sporting events]] and outside travel would not be restricted for the time being, however,  later on 24 March Smith restricted all outside travel. Travel bans were lifted on 27 April with a set curfew. Due to the proximity of all New Eiffelic residents, no forms of [[w:social distancing|social distancing]] was ever imposed. Furthermore, frequent hand sanitation was also highly recommended, though not enforced.<ref>[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/128fALBfNnV-rqdfoLlYa7JQy_xPzR8FBB6HMJkaX26M/edit#gid=0 COVID-19 Micronation Tracking Sheet]. Retrieved 29 July 2020.</ref> Smith received a mixed reception from internal as well as external critics on his response to the pandemic.<ref>[[Hasan Çakar|Çakar, Hasan]] (17 Mar 2020) [https://hasanistan-gov.blogspot.com/2020/03/cpmc-act-voted-on-again-and-passed.html CPMC Act voted on again and passed; Prime Minister gives additional statement on COVID-19 pandemic]. ''☪ Hasanistan ☪''. Retrieved 29 July 2020.</ref>{{unreliable source}} On 20 April, Joost was removed from his position through a [[w:motion of no confidence|motion of no confidence]], and Leader of the Opposition [[Christina Nowell]] became the interim Prime Minister, however, she was removed through a motion of no confidence a few days later. After [[parliament of New Eiffel|Parliament]] could not agree on who should become the next Prime Minister because of the constitution not defining it, they voted to temporarily make Smith an [[w:absolute monarchy|absolute monarch]]. On 1 May, the Document Forming the Transitional Government of New Eiffel was signed by Smith, and Parliament became the Transitional Legislature, and [[Leon Montan]] as First Minister, with Nowell becoming Deputy First Minister. Smith, alongside Montan, worked closely with [[Jayden Lycon]] from the [[Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission]] following New Eiffel's membership into the [[Cupertino Alliance]] to host a general election to help end the political crisis. Various delays, however, lasting for nearly a month took place, and the election finally began on 23 May and ended on 25 May, though ultimately proved unsuccessful.
 
On 14 December, Smith inadvertently lost the digital and only record of New Eiffel's constitution, starting the [[2019–2020 New Eiffelic Constitution Crisis]] and subsequently the [[Crisis in New Eiffel]]. Despite this, the [[New Eiffel general election, 2019|2019 general election]] still took place as scheduled, and Joost Smith was declared Prime Minister. On 11 February 2020, a non-New Eiffelic citizen [[James Frisch]] offered to Smith to write a new constitution for New Eiffel. Smith accepted and oversaw its final revisions alongside Prime Minister Joost Smith, then the constitution was adopted via a referendum on 1 April. On 14 February 2020, Smith made a royal decree decreeing all New Eiffelic island territorial claims to be dropped, disestablishing the Island of A Férfiak, the Island of New Knight, and the Island of Zackro.<ref>[[c:Royal Decree|Royal Decree]] on [[MicroCommons]]. Retrieved 29 June 2020.</ref> During the [[COVID-19 pandemic]], Smith declared the first-ever state of caution due to the continuing spread of [[w:coronavirus|coronavirus]] in the surrounding areas. Smith was slow to react to the pandemic, and controversially took a "calm" approach, and stated on 15 March that [[Principality of New Eiffel#Sports|sporting events]] and outside travel would not be restricted for the time being, however,  later on 24 March Smith restricted all outside travel. Travel bans were lifted on 27 April with a set curfew. Due to the proximity of all New Eiffelic residents, no forms of [[w:social distancing|social distancing]] was ever imposed. Furthermore, frequent hand sanitation was also highly recommended, though not enforced.<ref>[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/128fALBfNnV-rqdfoLlYa7JQy_xPzR8FBB6HMJkaX26M/edit#gid=0 COVID-19 Micronation Tracking Sheet]. Retrieved 29 July 2020.</ref> Smith received a mixed reception from internal as well as external critics on his response to the pandemic.<ref>[[Hasan Çakar|Çakar, Hasan]] (17 Mar 2020) [https://hasanistan-gov.blogspot.com/2020/03/cpmc-act-voted-on-again-and-passed.html CPMC Act voted on again and passed; Prime Minister gives additional statement on COVID-19 pandemic]. ''☪ Hasanistan ☪''. Retrieved 29 July 2020.</ref>{{unreliable source}} On 20 April, Joost was removed from his position through a [[w:motion of no confidence|motion of no confidence]], and Leader of the Opposition [[Christina Nowell]] became the interim Prime Minister, however, she was removed through a motion of no confidence a few days later. After [[parliament of New Eiffel|Parliament]] could not agree on who should become the next Prime Minister because of the constitution not defining it, they voted to temporarily make Smith an [[w:absolute monarchy|absolute monarch]]. On 1 May, the Document Forming the Transitional Government of New Eiffel was signed by Smith, and Parliament became the Transitional Legislature, and [[Leon Montan]] as First Minister, with Nowell becoming Deputy First Minister. Smith, alongside Montan, worked closely with [[Jayden Lycon]] from the [[Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission]] following New Eiffel's membership into the [[Cupertino Alliance]] to host a general election to help end the political crisis. Various delays, however, lasting for nearly a month took place, and the election finally began on 23 May and ended on 25 May, though ultimately proved unsuccessful.
  
=== Abdication ===
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===Abdication===
 
[[File:Zarel I's abdication full letter.jpg|thumb|200px|Abdication letter]]
 
[[File:Zarel I's abdication full letter.jpg|thumb|200px|Abdication letter]]
 
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{{main|Abdication of Zarel I}}
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On 16 June, Smith announced his wish to abdicate. Smith revealed he had been considering his abdication "for a few months" prior. Smith said Smith signed his abdication letter on 18 June, which was to be made official upon Joost's [[coronation]], whom Smith had chosen as the successor as Smith's brother. A crown was also created for the coronation, which had to be rushed due to Smith's short notice. At the coronation, the entire royal family was present — Smith took the crown and put it atop Joost's head, declaring him [[w:Majesty|His Majesty]] Joost the First, Second Prince of New Eiffel. Smith gave a speech following his abdication:
 
On 16 June, Smith announced his wish to abdicate. Smith revealed he had been considering his abdication "for a few months" prior. Smith said Smith signed his abdication letter on 18 June, which was to be made official upon Joost's [[coronation]], whom Smith had chosen as the successor as Smith's brother. A crown was also created for the coronation, which had to be rushed due to Smith's short notice. At the coronation, the entire royal family was present — Smith took the crown and put it atop Joost's head, declaring him [[w:Majesty|His Majesty]] Joost the First, Second Prince of New Eiffel. Smith gave a speech following his abdication:
 
{{quote|It has been an honour to be the Prince of this nation, for nearly two years. We together have held strong through the good times, as well as the tough times. I definitely have no regrets, and I will never stop loving or even being involved with New Eiffel. I wish the new Prince the best of luck, and he has my full support and confidence he will serve and lead the nation successfully.|Smith's abdication speech, spoken in person (2020)}}
 
{{quote|It has been an honour to be the Prince of this nation, for nearly two years. We together have held strong through the good times, as well as the tough times. I definitely have no regrets, and I will never stop loving or even being involved with New Eiffel. I wish the new Prince the best of luck, and he has my full support and confidence he will serve and lead the nation successfully.|Smith's abdication speech, spoken in person (2020)}}
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Joost granted Smith the [[w:Substantive title|substantive title]] of "Duke of [[Hsed]]".<ref>[https://docs.google.com/document/d/11_uaf8uhtZ3x6VnHWtd5yAJG-YXiUmpC1_atVVlWLhU/edit?usp=sharing Abdication letter of Zarel I (Full text)]</ref>
 
Joost granted Smith the [[w:Substantive title|substantive title]] of "Duke of [[Hsed]]".<ref>[https://docs.google.com/document/d/11_uaf8uhtZ3x6VnHWtd5yAJG-YXiUmpC1_atVVlWLhU/edit?usp=sharing Abdication letter of Zarel I (Full text)]</ref>
  
== MicroWiki Sector ==
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==MicroWiki Sector==
=== Background ===
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===Background===
 
The "[[MicroWiki Sector]]" is used to describe a group of [[micronation]]s who have formed an independent, largely self-contained community on [[MicroWiki]] by using its wiki, its [http://forum.micronations.wiki/ forums] or [[MicroWiki@Discord|Discord server]].
 
The "[[MicroWiki Sector]]" is used to describe a group of [[micronation]]s who have formed an independent, largely self-contained community on [[MicroWiki]] by using its wiki, its [http://forum.micronations.wiki/ forums] or [[MicroWiki@Discord|Discord server]].
=== Joining MicroWiki, the NEUM and the Furry war (27 September 2018–January 2019) ===
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===Joining MicroWiki, the NEUM and the Furry war (27 September 2018–January 2019)===
 
[[file:ZedI.jpg|thumb|200px|Smith's [[Zed#Royal portraits|royal portrait]] from March—October 2019; photographed on September 2018. Courtesy Malachi Goodrich.]]
 
[[file:ZedI.jpg|thumb|200px|Smith's [[Zed#Royal portraits|royal portrait]] from March—October 2019; photographed on September 2018. Courtesy Malachi Goodrich.]]
Smith registered an account on MicroWiki on 27 September 2018 and made his first edit on 28 September. <ref group="‡">[[User:Z. Luna Skye|Z. Luna Skye]]. [https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Special:Contributions/Z._Luna_Skye Contributions]. ''[[MicroWiki]]''. Retrieved 8 April 2020.</ref> Initially Smith was rarely active, and his main form of communication was through talk pages on the wiki, although he did also register an account on the forums, which he did not utilise. On the same day, Smith contacted [[Austin Jaax]] via [[w:e-mail|e-mail]] requesting mutual relations with the [[Republic of Iustus]] (today part of the [[Empire of Iustus]]), however, the request was denied. Smith later created the [[New Eiffel Union of Micronations]] (later retitled the Organisation of Active Micronations<ref name="OAM3"/>) on 21 November, aiming a community of smaller and newer micronations.<ref name="OAM1"/> Gaining six members by the end of the month, it had greatly expanded Smith's outreach. It had reached eleven by December, and Smith became political friends with [[Anthony Dickson]] of [[Islamic Republic of Hala’ib Triangle|Hala'ib Triangle]], [[Lahav Morris]] of [[Blue Army]] and [[Cooper Norfolk]] of [[Seybold]]. Smith's first impression to the wider community, however, was one of ridicule, after Smith engaged in online [[micronational warfare]] via MicroWiki talk pages with [[Aidan McGrath]] of the erstwhile [[Catholique Socialist Republic]], after McGrath had declared war on New Eiffel because of their support of the [[w:furry fandom|furry fandom]] on 12 December.<ref name="seybold">[https://web.archive.org/web/20191106121332/https://seyboldtoday.wordpress.com/2018/12/15/issue-75-14-12-18/ Issue #75 – 14/12/18]. ''[[w:Seybold Today|Seybold Today]]''. Archived from [https://seyboldtoday.wordpress.com/2018/12/15/issue-75-14-12-18/ the original] on 6 November 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2020.</ref> The incident, dubbed the "Furry war{{space}}''<nowiki>[</nowiki>[[w:sic|sic]]<nowiki>]</nowiki>''"<ref>[https://micronations.wiki/index.php?title=Furry_war&redlink=1#/editor/all Furry war]. Deleted page on MicroWiki. ''Various authors''. Retrieved 25 June 2020.</ref> had consisted solely of exchanges of insults and threats with each other. The incident was strongly criticised by members on [[MicroWiki@Discord]], as well as from Norfolk, whom wrote critical remarks about the conflict in Issue #75 of [[Seybold Today]].<ref name="seybold"/><ref>[[c:|Talk page of User:Cookieman1.1.1]]. Retrieved 25 June 2020.</ref> Following the end of the conflict on 15 December, Smith and McGrath continued to hold opposing views, though later the two regretted the conflict and established peace after New Eiffel joined the [[League of Nations]] on 16 January 2019.
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Smith registered an account on MicroWiki on 27 September 2018 and made his first edit on 28 September. <ref group="‡">[[User:Z. Luna Skye|Z. Luna Skye]]. [https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Special:Contributions/Z._Luna_Skye Contributions]. ''[[MicroWiki]]''. Retrieved 8 April 2020.</ref> Initially Smith was rarely active, and his main form of communication was through talk pages on the wiki, although he did also register an account on the forums, which he did not utilise. On the same day, Smith contacted [[Austin Jaax]] via [[w:e-mail|e-mail]] requesting mutual relations with the [[Republic of Iustus]] (today part of the [[Empire of Iustus]]), however, the request was denied. Smith later created the [[New Eiffel Union of Micronations]] (later retitled the Organisation of Active Micronations<ref name="OAM3" />) on 21 November, aiming a community of smaller and newer micronations.<ref name="OAM1" /> Gaining six members by the end of the month, it had greatly expanded Smith's outreach. It had reached eleven by December, and Smith became political friends with [[Anthony Dickson]] of [[Islamic Republic of Hala’ib Triangle|Hala'ib Triangle]], [[Lahav Morris]] of [[Blue Army]] and [[Cooper Norfolk]] of [[Seybold]]. Smith's first impression to the wider community, however, was one of ridicule, after Smith engaged in online [[micronational warfare]] via MicroWiki talk pages with [[Aidan McGrath]] of the erstwhile [[Catholique Socialist Republic]], after McGrath had declared war on New Eiffel because of their support of the [[w:furry fandom|furry fandom]] on 12 December.<ref name="seybold">[https://web.archive.org/web/20191106121332/https://seyboldtoday.wordpress.com/2018/12/15/issue-75-14-12-18/ Issue #75 – 14/12/18]. ''[[w:Seybold Today|Seybold Today]]''. Archived from [https://seyboldtoday.wordpress.com/2018/12/15/issue-75-14-12-18/ the original] on 6 November 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2020.</ref> The incident, dubbed the "Furry war{{space}}''<nowiki>[</nowiki>[[w:sic|sic]]<nowiki>]</nowiki>''"<ref>[https://micronations.wiki/index.php?title=Furry_war&redlink=1#/editor/all Furry war]. Deleted page on MicroWiki. ''Various authors''. Retrieved 25 June 2020.</ref> had consisted solely of exchanges of insults and threats with each other. The incident was strongly criticised by members on [[MicroWiki@Discord]], as well as from Norfolk, whom wrote critical remarks about the conflict in Issue #75 of [[Seybold Today]].<ref name="seybold" /><ref>[[c:|Talk page of User:Cookieman1.1.1]]. Retrieved 25 June 2020.</ref> Following the end of the conflict on 15 December, Smith and McGrath continued to hold opposing views, though later the two regretted the conflict and established peace after New Eiffel joined the [[League of Nations]] on 16 January 2019.
  
=== Early 2019 ===
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===Early 2019===
 
[[file:ZarelJune2019.jpeg|left|thumb|230px|Smith's last [[Zed#Royal portraits|royal portrait]] from October 2019–June 2020; photographed on 7 June 2019]]
 
[[file:ZarelJune2019.jpeg|left|thumb|230px|Smith's last [[Zed#Royal portraits|royal portrait]] from October 2019–June 2020; photographed on 7 June 2019]]
Smith created the now highly publicised [[Micronationalist of the Month]] award on 28 January, which has since built up a favourable legacy.<ref name="DMM"/><ref>Cristi (31 August 2019) [https://plushunia.wordpress.com/2019/09/01/august-2019s-dime-micronationalist-of-the-month-announced/August 2019’s DIME Micronationalist of the Month announced]. ''Plushunian News Service''. Retrieved 31 August 2019.</ref><ref>Valentinus, Sertor (11 October 2020) [https://brooksidegazette.wordpress.com/2020/10/11/casper-von-naveria-named-statistic-dimes-micronationalist-of-the-month/ Casper von Naveria named Statistic-DIME’s Micronationalist of the Month]. ''Brookside Gazette''. Retrieved 21 October 2020.</ref> Smith was initially ridiculed upon entering MicroWiki@Discord on 7 February, particularly due to his initial unprofessionalism and the Furry war, with some members citing him as "wacky", "egotistical" and "asocial." Luxor ([[Karl Friedrich]]), noting Smith's contributions to MicroWiki, made him a [[MicroWiki:Patroller|patroller]] on 24 February, which was Smith's first form of any recognition for his editing on MicroWiki. The first foreign micronation Smith joined was the [[Empire of Austenasia]], after he became a non-residential subject on 14 March after founding the [[Austenasian Territory]] of [[Green Gate]], which he administers as its Governor as ''Lord Zarel Smith, Baron of Green Gate''.<ref name="sssZD"/> Luxor created the website [[MicroWikiDictionary]] after it was suggested by Smith on 7 April, and Smith later founded the well-known [[Microcode]] et al on 16 April.<ref>[https://sites.google.com/view/microcode/about? About].{{dead link}} Microcode Official Website. Retrieved 10 March 2020.</ref> On 19 April, Smith became subject to the meme "[[@New Eiffel Government]]", which involves users pinging ("@ing") his Discord account on MicroWiki@Discord.<ref name="meme">Z. Smith. [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CTmB0I_OvDDcFLBlFCCW2YrytQMioSKoTX8Aizm_Lfc/edit?usp=sharing MicroWiki General Survey results]. Retrieved 16 September 2020.</ref>
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Smith created the now highly publicised [[Micronationalist of the Month]] award on 28 January, which has since built up a favourable legacy.<ref name="DMM" /><ref>Cristi (31 August 2019) [https://plushunia.wordpress.com/2019/09/01/august-2019s-dime-micronationalist-of-the-month-announced/August 2019’s DIME Micronationalist of the Month announced]. ''Plushunian News Service''. Retrieved 31 August 2019.</ref><ref>Valentinus, Sertor (11 October 2020) [https://brooksidegazette.wordpress.com/2020/10/11/casper-von-naveria-named-statistic-dimes-micronationalist-of-the-month/ Casper von Naveria named Statistic-DIME’s Micronationalist of the Month]. ''Brookside Gazette''. Retrieved 21 October 2020.</ref> Smith was initially ridiculed upon entering MicroWiki@Discord on 7 February, particularly due to his initial unprofessionalism and the Furry war, with some members citing him as "wacky", "egotistical" and "asocial." Luxor ([[Karl Friedrich]]), noting Smith's contributions to MicroWiki, made him a [[MicroWiki:Patroller|patroller]] on 24 February, which was Smith's first form of any recognition for his editing on MicroWiki. The first foreign micronation Smith joined was the [[Empire of Austenasia]], after he became a non-residential subject on 14 March after founding the [[Austenasian Territory]] of [[Green Gate]], which he administers as its Governor as ''Lord Zarel Smith, Baron of Green Gate''.<ref name="sssZD" /> Luxor created the website [[MicroWikiDictionary]] after it was suggested by Smith on 7 April, and Smith later founded the well-known [[Microcode]] et al on 16 April.<ref>[https://sites.google.com/view/microcode/about? About].{{dead link}} Microcode Official Website. Retrieved 10 March 2020.</ref> On 19 April, Smith became subject to the meme "[[@New Eiffel Government]]", which involves users pinging ("@ing") his Discord account on MicroWiki@Discord.<ref name="meme">Z. Smith. [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CTmB0I_OvDDcFLBlFCCW2YrytQMioSKoTX8Aizm_Lfc/edit?usp=sharing MicroWiki General Survey results]. Retrieved 16 September 2020.</ref>
  
=== Rise in popularity (May—December 2019) ===
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===Rise in popularity (May—December 2019)===
Throughout May and June, Smith gradually became a popular and ubiquitous figure on MicroWiki@Discord, sending at one point over 4,200 messages per month, and also joined various micronations and became active in intermicronational governments, particularly ones in the [[w:Discord (software)|Discord community]], such as the [[Aspen Empire]], [[Zuhan Empire]] and [[Grand Republic of Cycoldia]]. Between June and July, Smith worked on numerous MicroWiki projects; he ran free micronational [[Zarel Smith, Duke of Hsed#Userpage advertisements|advertisements on his userpage]] between 10 June—20 July, ran the 2019 installation of the annual ''[[User:Z. Luna Skye/Maketheedit!|Make the Edit!]]'' game between 3–16 July<ref group="‡">[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/User:Z._Luna_Skye/Maketheedit!2019 Make the Edit! 2019]. Retrieved 2 July 2020.</ref> and created the ''[[MicroWiki Mentions Chart!]]'' on 16 July, a weekly list which features the micronation which had the highest number of mentions on MicroWiki@Discord of that week. Smith took a break from MicroWiki due to what he cited as "personal reasons" involving his family life between 16 August until his return on 2 September. On 27 September, Smith celebrated what he called his one year "[[User:Z. Luna Skye/Zarel's 1 Year MicroWiki Anniversary|Microversary]]", celebrating his first anniversary on MicroWiki.<ref group="‡">[[User:Z Luna Skye/Zarel's 1 Year MicroWiki Anniversary]]</ref> A tongue-in-cheek relationship between Ian "Duck" (also known as Flames) and Smith began to flourish in early October. The two later held a comical matrimonial ceremony on a Discord server on 23 October. It was jokingly advertised as the greatest and "largest micronational wedding" ever.<ref>Brandels, Richard (23 October 2019) [https://thecharlingtonpress.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/hm-william-i-performs-marriage-ceremony/ HM William I, performs marriage ceremony.] ''The [[Charlington Press]]''. Retrieved 16 July 2020.</ref> They later renewed wedding vows on 27 December. On 5 November, Smith attempted to create MicroGuiness Book, a micronational version of [[w:Guinness World Record|Guinness World Records]]. The name was stolen directly from Daniel Lee, from an idea stolen from [[Nicholas Randouler]]. The idea never took off, however, and was abandoned a day after its creation as most records could not be easily verified.<ref group="‡">[[User:Z Luna Skye/MicroGuiness Book]]. Retrieved 6 July 2020.</ref> On 25 December, Smith, alongside [[Leon Montan]] and Anna Telford, founded the [[w:elite|elite]], invitation-only [[w:social club|social club]] and organisation [[TOES]].<ref name="Toes"/>
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Throughout May and June, Smith gradually became a popular and ubiquitous figure on MicroWiki@Discord, sending at one point over 4,200 messages per month, and also joined various micronations and became active in intermicronational governments, particularly ones in the [[w:Discord (software)|Discord community]], such as the [[Aspen Empire]], [[Zuhan Empire]] and [[Grand Republic of Cycoldia]]. Between June and July, Smith worked on numerous MicroWiki projects; he ran free micronational [[Zarel Smith, Duke of Hsed#Userpage advertisements|advertisements on his userpage]] between 10 June—20 July, ran the 2019 installation of the annual ''[[User:Z. Luna Skye/Maketheedit!|Make the Edit!]]'' game between 3–16 July<ref group="‡">[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/User:Z._Luna_Skye/Maketheedit!2019 Make the Edit! 2019]. Retrieved 2 July 2020.</ref> and created the ''[[MicroWiki Mentions Chart!]]'' on 16 July, a weekly list which features the micronation which had the highest number of mentions on MicroWiki@Discord of that week. Smith took a break from MicroWiki due to what he cited as "personal reasons" involving his family life between 16 August until his return on 2 September. On 27 September, Smith celebrated what he called his one year "[[User:Z. Luna Skye/Zarel's 1 Year MicroWiki Anniversary|Microversary]]", celebrating his first anniversary on MicroWiki.<ref group="‡">[[User:Z Luna Skye/Zarel's 1 Year MicroWiki Anniversary]]</ref> A tongue-in-cheek relationship between Ian "Duck" (also known as Flames) and Smith began to flourish in early October. The two later held a comical matrimonial ceremony on a Discord server on 23 October. It was jokingly advertised as the greatest and "largest micronational wedding" ever.<ref>Brandels, Richard (23 October 2019) [https://thecharlingtonpress.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/hm-william-i-performs-marriage-ceremony/ HM William I, performs marriage ceremony.] ''The [[Charlington Press]]''. Retrieved 16 July 2020.</ref> They later renewed wedding vows on 27 December. On 5 November, Smith attempted to create MicroGuiness Book, a micronational version of [[w:Guinness World Record|Guinness World Records]]. The name was stolen directly from Daniel Lee, from an idea stolen from [[Nicholas Randouler]]. The idea never took off, however, and was abandoned a day after its creation as most records could not be easily verified.<ref group="‡">[[User:Z Luna Skye/MicroGuiness Book]]. Retrieved 6 July 2020.</ref> On 25 December, Smith, alongside [[Leon Montan]] and Anna Telford, founded the [[w:elite|elite]], invitation-only [[w:social club|social club]] and organisation [[TOES]].<ref name="Toes" />
  
=== Peak (January—June 2020) ===
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===Peak (January—June 2020)===
 
[[file:Editathon.jpeg|thumb|230px|Logo of the [[Twenty-four Hour MicroWiki Edit-a-thon]]]]
 
[[file:Editathon.jpeg|thumb|230px|Logo of the [[Twenty-four Hour MicroWiki Edit-a-thon]]]]
 
[[File:F8494962-A69B-4DB3-8C5D-EF46ABBA11B8.jpeg|thumb|230px|Smith in July 2020, during his departure from MicroWiki]]
 
[[File:F8494962-A69B-4DB3-8C5D-EF46ABBA11B8.jpeg|thumb|230px|Smith in July 2020, during his departure from MicroWiki]]
 
For New Year Honours, Smith was made a Member of the [[Iustus|Iustian]] Order of Ongwanada for his "diplomatic friendship"<ref name="ONG">[https://docs.google.com/document/d/190FrBga7hPvmsUAFxdA2XvmsvZZJt2kJG3vpuGlghhc/ Iustus 2019 End of the Year Honour] on [[w:Google Docs|Google Docs]]. Retrieved 10 January 2020.</ref> and the [[Millania]]n [[Awards and Decorations of Millania|Most Glorious Order of Millanian Excellence]] for "outstanding service to the community."<ref name="MIL">[https://drive.google.com/file/d/19rT3LIMG9QH_k_Zw3DUozyL6KnjlIEiM/view Report-3.pdf]. Retrieved 10 January 2020.</ref> Notably, Smith also made the first edit on MicroWiki for the year [[2020]] (in UTC, the server for MicroWiki's time zone).<ref>[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Special:MobileDiff/529316 MicroWiki: First edit of 2020]</ref> On 28 January, Smith announced he had begun writing his first book ''The Micronation Index: A Book About Micronationalism''. Between 28 January—5 February, Smith participated in the [[Grand Theft Auto V affair]], a sarcastic conflict between various members on a MicroWiki talk page.<ref>[[User talk:ThatMLGDorito#delete gta V|delete gta V]]. ''[[User talk:ThatMLGDorito]]'' on MicroWiki. Retrieved 25 June 2020.</ref> Smith became a [[MicroWiki:Staff|wiki administrator]] on MicroWiki on 2 February,<ref>[[MicroWiki:Staff]]</ref> and shortly after was voted Dime's Micronationalist of the Month for February 2020, winning with a total of nine votes ahead of three other nominees. Smith became a recipient of the [[Ebanthal|Ebenthali]] [[Order of the Silver Cat]] on 10 February. Throughout March–April, Smith ran in various elections and gained over eighteen different offices in [[intermicronational organisation]]s and micronations; Smith also began expanding his legal knowledge. Smith was the head organiser of the [[Twenty-four Hour MicroWiki Edit-a-thon]] held between 17–18 April. Smith made over 250 edits during the edit-a-thon, up from his average daily edits of 45. Believed to have been the first-ever [[w:edit-a-thon|edit-a-thon]] on MicroWiki, it was, however, poorly organised and inadequately run. On 1 May, Smith was made an [[MicroWiki@Discord#Administration|administrator on MicroWiki@Discord]]. Throughout June–July, Smith began becoming more active on TOES and the GUM and [[Misberia]]n Discord servers, as well as other third-party micronational chat servers, somewhat leaving MicroWiki@Discord and the Abelden server. He cited his inactivity from MicroWiki@Discord as being due to the unprofessionalism, while leaving Essexia and Abelden after alleged continuous civil unrest and controversies. Smith ran the 2020 ''[[User:Z. Luna Skye/Maketheedit!|Make the Edit!]]'' game between 8–18 June. Smith became a Recipient of the [[Malinovia]]n [[Order of the Malinovian Sun]] on 9 June, and was later made a high member of the [[Most Excellent Order of the Amphisbaena Potato]], the highest honour in New Eiffel, on 23 June for "micronational fun". Between 30 June—5 July, Smith participated in the satirical [[TOES-Almendria War]] by working as a spy for TOES, until he was found out after an alleged information leak within TOES took place.
 
For New Year Honours, Smith was made a Member of the [[Iustus|Iustian]] Order of Ongwanada for his "diplomatic friendship"<ref name="ONG">[https://docs.google.com/document/d/190FrBga7hPvmsUAFxdA2XvmsvZZJt2kJG3vpuGlghhc/ Iustus 2019 End of the Year Honour] on [[w:Google Docs|Google Docs]]. Retrieved 10 January 2020.</ref> and the [[Millania]]n [[Awards and Decorations of Millania|Most Glorious Order of Millanian Excellence]] for "outstanding service to the community."<ref name="MIL">[https://drive.google.com/file/d/19rT3LIMG9QH_k_Zw3DUozyL6KnjlIEiM/view Report-3.pdf]. Retrieved 10 January 2020.</ref> Notably, Smith also made the first edit on MicroWiki for the year [[2020]] (in UTC, the server for MicroWiki's time zone).<ref>[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Special:MobileDiff/529316 MicroWiki: First edit of 2020]</ref> On 28 January, Smith announced he had begun writing his first book ''The Micronation Index: A Book About Micronationalism''. Between 28 January—5 February, Smith participated in the [[Grand Theft Auto V affair]], a sarcastic conflict between various members on a MicroWiki talk page.<ref>[[User talk:ThatMLGDorito#delete gta V|delete gta V]]. ''[[User talk:ThatMLGDorito]]'' on MicroWiki. Retrieved 25 June 2020.</ref> Smith became a [[MicroWiki:Staff|wiki administrator]] on MicroWiki on 2 February,<ref>[[MicroWiki:Staff]]</ref> and shortly after was voted Dime's Micronationalist of the Month for February 2020, winning with a total of nine votes ahead of three other nominees. Smith became a recipient of the [[Ebanthal|Ebenthali]] [[Order of the Silver Cat]] on 10 February. Throughout March–April, Smith ran in various elections and gained over eighteen different offices in [[intermicronational organisation]]s and micronations; Smith also began expanding his legal knowledge. Smith was the head organiser of the [[Twenty-four Hour MicroWiki Edit-a-thon]] held between 17–18 April. Smith made over 250 edits during the edit-a-thon, up from his average daily edits of 45. Believed to have been the first-ever [[w:edit-a-thon|edit-a-thon]] on MicroWiki, it was, however, poorly organised and inadequately run. On 1 May, Smith was made an [[MicroWiki@Discord#Administration|administrator on MicroWiki@Discord]]. Throughout June–July, Smith began becoming more active on TOES and the GUM and [[Misberia]]n Discord servers, as well as other third-party micronational chat servers, somewhat leaving MicroWiki@Discord and the Abelden server. He cited his inactivity from MicroWiki@Discord as being due to the unprofessionalism, while leaving Essexia and Abelden after alleged continuous civil unrest and controversies. Smith ran the 2020 ''[[User:Z. Luna Skye/Maketheedit!|Make the Edit!]]'' game between 8–18 June. Smith became a Recipient of the [[Malinovia]]n [[Order of the Malinovian Sun]] on 9 June, and was later made a high member of the [[Most Excellent Order of the Amphisbaena Potato]], the highest honour in New Eiffel, on 23 June for "micronational fun". Between 30 June—5 July, Smith participated in the satirical [[TOES-Almendria War]] by working as a spy for TOES, until he was found out after an alleged information leak within TOES took place.
  
=== Hiatus (July—Present) ===
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===Hiatus and focus on editing (July—January 2021)===
 
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Smith had been planning on slowly leaving the wider MicroWiki community since March, due to prioritising his education and [[Zed#Mental health|§ mental health]]. Smith had by choice began spending a lot less time on MicroWiki@Discord to pursue other endeavours. Smith went on to suffer a large defeat as [[Jayden Lycon]]'s running mate in the [[Grand Unified Micronational election, June 2020|June 2020 Grand Unified Micronational election]], and his term as Secretary for Micronational Development ended on 4 July.<ref>Belcher, Adam (1 July 2020) [https://gumnews.wordpress.com/2020/07/01/result-of-the-chair-election-june-2020/ Result of the Chair election, June 2020]. ''GUM News''. Retrieved 16 July 2020.</ref> Smith became a Recipient of the [[Ünie|Ünic]] Grand Order of Dancing Wolves on 3 July for his political work in Ünie. Smith optionally allowed the Ministry of Health and Safety in New Eiffel to be dissolved on 8 July and announced on 15 July that he would be leaving Abelden, citing this as being due to his lack of attention he had given Abelden, calling it insufficient.<ref>Blackwood, Ives (16 July 2020) [https://homemadecrownjournal.wordpress.com/2020/07/16/zarel-smith-makes-plans-to-leave-community/ Zarel Smith makes plans to leave community]. ''[[Home-made Crown Journal]]''. Retrieved 16 July 2020.</ref> Smith later announced he would be further leaving more positions, however confirmed he would remain the Minister of Culture for Essexia until early 2021.<ref>Editor, Chief (17 July 2020). [http://essexian.com/lord-zarel-announces-his-departure-from-essexia-next-year/ Lord Zarel announces his departure from Essexia next year]. ''The Essexian Post''. Retrieved 18 July 2020.</ref> Smith developed the Intermicronational Time Zones Standard (ITZS) on 25 August.<ref>[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D8J-G8BiyvB6xmQ8eWTrH6PXSMZH2dm5DGDwyiaRVv4/edit Time zones, first edition (25 Aug 2020)]. ''Intermicronational Time Zones Standard''. Beta version 1.1. Retrieved 25 August 2020.</ref> Smith held a three-day [[User:Z. Luna Skye/Zed's Two Year Microversary| 2nd MicroWiki anniversary]] event between 27–29 September.<ref group="‡">[[User:Z. Luna Skye/Zed's Two Year Microversary]] on MicroWiki. Retrieved 28 September 2020.</ref> Smith formally announced his break from the MicroWiki community on 29 September, citing "I do not know for how long yet - could be anywhere between a few months and even a year."<ref>Smith, Zarel (29 September 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-rjzBf_1tMOF83RGYtJYQdCCWRIuFdTtqCparlPhS08/edit Zed is taking a break (1/10/20)]. Retrieved 29 September 2020.</ref><ref>Smith, Zarel (30 September 2020) [http://news.ponderosangovernment.ml/2020/09/30/zarel-smith-begins-to-leave-community-just-after-two-year-anniversary-celebrations/?preview=true Zarel Smith begins to leave community just after two year anniversary celebrations]. ''[[Ponderosan News Agency]]''. Retrieved 30 September 2020.</ref> Smith resigned from his position as the leader of the [[Shrek Super Party of Essexia]] on 10 October.<ref>Editor, Chief (9 October 2020) [http://essexian.com/first-televised-political-debate-in-essexian-history-to-be-aired-tomorrow/ First televised political debate in Essexian history to be aired tomorrow]. ''The Essexian Post''. Retrieved 10 October 2020.</ref> Smith is currently on a hiatus from MicroWiki and plans to return on 1 March 2021.
 
Smith had been planning on slowly leaving the wider MicroWiki community since March, due to prioritising his education and [[Zed#Mental health|§ mental health]]. Smith had by choice began spending a lot less time on MicroWiki@Discord to pursue other endeavours. Smith went on to suffer a large defeat as [[Jayden Lycon]]'s running mate in the [[Grand Unified Micronational election, June 2020|June 2020 Grand Unified Micronational election]], and his term as Secretary for Micronational Development ended on 4 July.<ref>Belcher, Adam (1 July 2020) [https://gumnews.wordpress.com/2020/07/01/result-of-the-chair-election-june-2020/ Result of the Chair election, June 2020]. ''GUM News''. Retrieved 16 July 2020.</ref> Smith became a Recipient of the [[Ünie|Ünic]] Grand Order of Dancing Wolves on 3 July for his political work in Ünie. Smith optionally allowed the Ministry of Health and Safety in New Eiffel to be dissolved on 8 July and announced on 15 July that he would be leaving Abelden, citing this as being due to his lack of attention he had given Abelden, calling it insufficient.<ref>Blackwood, Ives (16 July 2020) [https://homemadecrownjournal.wordpress.com/2020/07/16/zarel-smith-makes-plans-to-leave-community/ Zarel Smith makes plans to leave community]. ''[[Home-made Crown Journal]]''. Retrieved 16 July 2020.</ref> Smith later announced he would be further leaving more positions, however confirmed he would remain the Minister of Culture for Essexia until early 2021.<ref>Editor, Chief (17 July 2020). [http://essexian.com/lord-zarel-announces-his-departure-from-essexia-next-year/ Lord Zarel announces his departure from Essexia next year]. ''The Essexian Post''. Retrieved 18 July 2020.</ref> Smith developed the Intermicronational Time Zones Standard (ITZS) on 25 August.<ref>[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D8J-G8BiyvB6xmQ8eWTrH6PXSMZH2dm5DGDwyiaRVv4/edit Time zones, first edition (25 Aug 2020)]. ''Intermicronational Time Zones Standard''. Beta version 1.1. Retrieved 25 August 2020.</ref> Smith held a three-day [[User:Z. Luna Skye/Zed's Two Year Microversary| 2nd MicroWiki anniversary]] event between 27–29 September.<ref group="‡">[[User:Z. Luna Skye/Zed's Two Year Microversary]] on MicroWiki. Retrieved 28 September 2020.</ref> Smith formally announced his break from the MicroWiki community on 29 September, citing "I do not know for how long yet - could be anywhere between a few months and even a year."<ref>Smith, Zarel (29 September 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-rjzBf_1tMOF83RGYtJYQdCCWRIuFdTtqCparlPhS08/edit Zed is taking a break (1/10/20)]. Retrieved 29 September 2020.</ref><ref>Smith, Zarel (30 September 2020) [http://news.ponderosangovernment.ml/2020/09/30/zarel-smith-begins-to-leave-community-just-after-two-year-anniversary-celebrations/?preview=true Zarel Smith begins to leave community just after two year anniversary celebrations]. ''[[Ponderosan News Agency]]''. Retrieved 30 September 2020.</ref> Smith resigned from his position as the leader of the [[Shrek Super Party of Essexia]] on 10 October.<ref>Editor, Chief (9 October 2020) [http://essexian.com/first-televised-political-debate-in-essexian-history-to-be-aired-tomorrow/ First televised political debate in Essexian history to be aired tomorrow]. ''The Essexian Post''. Retrieved 10 October 2020.</ref> Smith is currently on a hiatus from MicroWiki and plans to return on 1 March 2021.
  
== Political career ==
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Unexpectedly on Sunday of the 24 of January 2021, Zarel rejoined the Microwiki@Discord Server for a short period of time without warning, delaying his 1 of March return date, surprising the Microwiki@Discord community. He later left on the 1 of March.
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==Political career==
 
[[File:Abelden Smith Nov 2019 election poster.png|220px|left|thumb|Campaign poster for the [[Abeldane by-election, November 2019]], designed by [[Nicholas Randouler]]]]
 
[[File:Abelden Smith Nov 2019 election poster.png|220px|left|thumb|Campaign poster for the [[Abeldane by-election, November 2019]], designed by [[Nicholas Randouler]]]]
 
Smith has taken on federal, judicial, ministerial, public sector, and local work, running in numerous elections or by being directly appointed. In a career spanning more than two years, Smith's party memberships heads from [[w:far-left politics|far-left]] to [[w:far-right politics|far-right]] positions, as well as [[w:satire|satirical]].  
 
Smith has taken on federal, judicial, ministerial, public sector, and local work, running in numerous elections or by being directly appointed. In a career spanning more than two years, Smith's party memberships heads from [[w:far-left politics|far-left]] to [[w:far-right politics|far-right]] positions, as well as [[w:satire|satirical]].  
  
Smith is a Deputy President of [[Ponderosa Hills]] following an after-election agreement, and is the Governor of the [[Austenasian territory]] of [[Green Gate]]. Smith served as Minister of Defence and later Minister of Education and Labour in [[Somcow]] in 2019, Minister of Health and Safety in New Eiffel between 12 February 2019–8 July 2020, [[Commonwealth of Essexia#Current cabinet|Minister of Culture]] in [[Essexia]] between 3 March–10 October 2020, Minister of Orthography for [[Morgannwg]] in [[Abelden]] between 9 March—30 September 2020, and [[Posaf]]ian Premier of [[Nievenorte]] between 16 May—1 October 2020. Judicially, Smith was the Attorney General for the Sixth Renwick Cabinet in Abelden between 1 April 2020 until 29 June, after losing his seat to [[Brandon Wu]] of [[Liberty Front]], and served as the Supreme Judge of the [[Principality of Oceania]] between 27 May–30 September 2020. Smith presently leads the Social Democratic Party of [[Mahuset]] and the Shrek Super Party of [[Naveria]],<ref name="Nav"/>  and was formerly an MP in the [[Aspen Empire]] and the later [[Kingdom of Appalachia]], [[Islamic Republic of Hala’ib Triangle|Hala'ib Triangle]], Caddia, [[Mercia]], [[Ünie]], [[Yu-Xia]] and [[Misberia]].
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Smith is a Deputy President of [[Ponderosa Hills]] following an after-election agreement, and is the Governor of the [[Austenasian territory]] of [[Green Gate]]. Smith served as Minister of Defence and later Minister of Education and Labour in [[Somcow]] in 2019, Minister of Health and Safety in New Eiffel between 12 February 2019–8 July 2020, [[Commonwealth of Essexia#Current cabinet|Minister of Culture]] in [[Essexia]] between 3 March–10 October 2020, Minister of Orthography for [[Morgannwg]] in [[Abelden]] between 9 March—30 September 2020, and [[Posaf]]ian Premier of [[Nievenorte]] between 16 May—1 October 2020. Judicially, Smith was the Attorney General for the Sixth Renwick Cabinet in Abelden between 1 April 2020 until 29 June, after losing his seat to [[Brandon Wu]] of [[Liberty Front]], and served as the Supreme Judge of the [[Principality of Oceania]] between 27 May–30 September 2020. Smith presently leads the Social Democratic Party of [[Mahuset]] and the Shrek Super Party of [[Naveria]],<ref name="Nav" />  and was formerly an MP in the [[Aspen Empire]] and the later [[Kingdom of Appalachia]], [[Islamic Republic of Hala’ib Triangle|Hala'ib Triangle]], Caddia, [[Mercia]], [[Ünie]], [[Yu-Xia]] and [[Misberia]].
  
=== Intermicronational organisations ===
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===Intermicronational organisations===
 
{{further|New Eiffel and the Cupertino Alliance|New Eiffel and the Micronational Olympic Federation}}
 
{{further|New Eiffel and the Cupertino Alliance|New Eiffel and the Micronational Olympic Federation}}
A vocal supporter of [[intermicronational organisation]]s, Smith was the founder and Chair of the [[New Eiffel Union of Micronations]] (later retitled the [[Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union)|Organisation of Active Micronations]], a name taken from [[Organisation of Active Micronations|a major micronational organisation that was active from 2009 to 2011]]) between 21 November 2018–May 2019, overeating thirty-three member states, and the [[Christian Micronational Union]] between 4 September 2019–2 March 2020. Smith has been the [[Ministers of the Cupertino Alliance#Non-ministerial positions|Superior Judge]] and [[Ministers of the Cupertino Alliance#Non-ministerial positions|Notary General]] of the [[Cupertino Alliance]] since 25 March and 5 April 2020 respectively. Smith also participated in the Cupertino Alliance's [[69 Hour Session]] held between 14 March—17 March 2020,<ref name="ti>Lycon, Jayden (14-17 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IO_hnhcIEwCsqFV6ec4dOAcMLHQVKAIwh1pmnm_lHXA/edit?usp=sharing Cupertino Gazette Issue 7]</ref> and his proposed anthem "[[THE UNITED MICRANATIONS is better]]", a song he made following a young inexperienced micronationalist jokingly mocking the GUM, became one of the two national anthems of the CA on 20 March, "having higher precedence", meaning that it gets to be played first.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (19 March 2020) [https://nacrecupertino.wordpress.com/2020/03/20/meet-your-new-anthems-gum-distrack-and-is-jacking-off-a-sport/ Meet your new anthems: GUM Distrack and Is Jacking Off a Sport?]</ref>{{efn|Though ''Is Jacking Off a Sport?'' was also elected, the anthem was later repealed under a Ministerial Order.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (22 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CGcfci_z3KNDRFutkGkJNiqVqYWNJS6QKH4W-Ta2Jx0/edit?usp=sharing Ministerial Order enacted], 22 March 2020</ref>}} This was repealed after the passing of the ''Anthem Act'' in early June 2020.
 
  
==== Grand Unified Micronational ====
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A vocal supporter of [[intermicronational organisation]]s, Smith was the founder and Chair of the [[New Eiffel Union of Micronations]] (later retitled the [[Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union)|Organisation of Active Micronations]], a name taken from [[Organisation of Active Micronations|a major micronational organisation that was active from 2009 to 2011]]) between 21 November 2018–May 2019, overeating thirty-three member states, and the [[Christian Micronational Union]] between 4 September 2019–2 March 2020. Smith has been the [[Ministers of the Cupertino Alliance#Non-ministerial positions|Superior Judge]] and [[Ministers of the Cupertino Alliance#Non-ministerial positions|Notary General]] of the [[Cupertino Alliance]] since 25 March and 5 April 2020 respectively. Smith also participated in the Cupertino Alliance's [[69 Hour Session]] held between 14 March—17 March 2020,<ref name="ti">Lycon, Jayden (14-17 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IO_hnhcIEwCsqFV6ec4dOAcMLHQVKAIwh1pmnm_lHXA/edit?usp=sharing Cupertino Gazette Issue 7]</ref> and his proposed anthem "[[THE UNITED MICRANATIONS is better]]", a song he made following a young inexperienced micronationalist jokingly mocking the GUM, became one of the two national anthems of the CA on 20 March, "having higher precedence", meaning that it gets to be played first.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (19 March 2020) [https://nacrecupertino.wordpress.com/2020/03/20/meet-your-new-anthems-gum-distrack-and-is-jacking-off-a-sport/ Meet your new anthems: GUM Distrack and Is Jacking Off a Sport?]</ref>{{efn|Though ''Is Jacking Off a Sport?'' was also elected, the anthem was later repealed under a Ministerial Order.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (22 March 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CGcfci_z3KNDRFutkGkJNiqVqYWNJS6QKH4W-Ta2Jx0/edit?usp=sharing Ministerial Order enacted], 22 March 2020</ref>}} This was repealed after the passing of the ''Anthem Act'' in early June 2020.
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{{further|New Eiffel and the Grand Unified Micronational}}
 
{{further|New Eiffel and the Grand Unified Micronational}}
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Smith served as the [[Grand Unified Micronational#Secretariat for Micronational Development|Secretary for Micronational Development]] between 11 January–4 July 2020, [[Grand Unified Micronational#Secretariat for Public Relations and Press|Ad-Interim Press Secretary]] from 1 February–30 March 2020, and was a Lobby Moderator for the GUM [[w:Discord (software)|Discord]] server between 28 March–6 October 2020. Smith has been New Eiffel's primary delegate after New Eiffel was previously accepted as a provisional member on 28 April 2019. It became a full member after the Quorum of Delegates convened and voted on 21 May. Smith has served as the Delegate for New Eiffel under four Chairs; [[Adam I, Emperor of Adammia]], [[Bradley of Dullahan]], [[Thomas I of Hrafnarfjall]] and [[Newton von Uberquie]]. Smith created the [[Help Joining the GUM]] organisation on 26 July 2019, and during a Quorum session in a measure which in effect consists of recognition and endorsement from the parent organisation, the project was renamed the Grand Unified Micronational Development Initiative. Smith later unsuccessfully ran as [[Jayden Lycon]]'s running mate in the [[Grand Unified Micronational election, June 2020|June 2020 election]], losing with a low 12.9% of the vote. Smith also participated in the [[24 Hour Quorum (2020)|2020 edition of the 24 Hour Quorum]].
 
Smith served as the [[Grand Unified Micronational#Secretariat for Micronational Development|Secretary for Micronational Development]] between 11 January–4 July 2020, [[Grand Unified Micronational#Secretariat for Public Relations and Press|Ad-Interim Press Secretary]] from 1 February–30 March 2020, and was a Lobby Moderator for the GUM [[w:Discord (software)|Discord]] server between 28 March–6 October 2020. Smith has been New Eiffel's primary delegate after New Eiffel was previously accepted as a provisional member on 28 April 2019. It became a full member after the Quorum of Delegates convened and voted on 21 May. Smith has served as the Delegate for New Eiffel under four Chairs; [[Adam I, Emperor of Adammia]], [[Bradley of Dullahan]], [[Thomas I of Hrafnarfjall]] and [[Newton von Uberquie]]. Smith created the [[Help Joining the GUM]] organisation on 26 July 2019, and during a Quorum session in a measure which in effect consists of recognition and endorsement from the parent organisation, the project was renamed the Grand Unified Micronational Development Initiative. Smith later unsuccessfully ran as [[Jayden Lycon]]'s running mate in the [[Grand Unified Micronational election, June 2020|June 2020 election]], losing with a low 12.9% of the vote. Smith also participated in the [[24 Hour Quorum (2020)|2020 edition of the 24 Hour Quorum]].
  
==== Others ====
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Smith was the [[Micronational Olympic Federation#Vice-President|Vice-President of Sanctioned Events]] for the [[Micronational Olympic Federation]] between 17 October 2019–30 September 2020, overseeing the [[2020 MOF Rock Paper Scissors Tournament]], President of the Assembly for the [[Plush Nation Cooperation Union]], between August 2019 until the organisation went inactive due to Cristi's original disappearance, and among the former mentioned, served as the delegate for New Eiffel to the [[League of Professional Nations]], [[North Atlantic Defense Union]], [[Commonwealth of Sovereignties (ComSov)]] and the [[Asia-Pacific Alliance]].
 
Smith was the [[Micronational Olympic Federation#Vice-President|Vice-President of Sanctioned Events]] for the [[Micronational Olympic Federation]] between 17 October 2019–30 September 2020, overseeing the [[2020 MOF Rock Paper Scissors Tournament]], President of the Assembly for the [[Plush Nation Cooperation Union]], between August 2019 until the organisation went inactive due to Cristi's original disappearance, and among the former mentioned, served as the delegate for New Eiffel to the [[League of Professional Nations]], [[North Atlantic Defense Union]], [[Commonwealth of Sovereignties (ComSov)]] and the [[Asia-Pacific Alliance]].
  
=== Shrek Super Party ===
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{{main|Shrek Super Party}}
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Smith is the founder of a chain of various [[w:List of frivolous political parties|satirical]] political parties named after the video game ''[[w:Shrek Super Party|Shrek Super Party]]''. These include the [[Shrek Super Party of Essexia|Essexian]], Misberian, and [[Canadian Isabelle - Shrek Super Party|Ponderosan Hills]] branches (with the Ponderosa Hills branch being a partnership with Jayden Lycon). The bloc is usually a third party within domestic politics, however, gained a minority government in the [[2020 Ponderosan elections|May 2020 Ponderosan Hills general election]].  
 
Smith is the founder of a chain of various [[w:List of frivolous political parties|satirical]] political parties named after the video game ''[[w:Shrek Super Party|Shrek Super Party]]''. These include the [[Shrek Super Party of Essexia|Essexian]], Misberian, and [[Canadian Isabelle - Shrek Super Party|Ponderosan Hills]] branches (with the Ponderosa Hills branch being a partnership with Jayden Lycon). The bloc is usually a third party within domestic politics, however, gained a minority government in the [[2020 Ponderosan elections|May 2020 Ponderosan Hills general election]].  
  
 
The bloc declined in late 2020, with the loss of their only seat in the [[Parliament of Essexia]], and the renaming of the Ponderosan Hills branch to the ''Federalist Party'', named after their support of a federal government.
 
The bloc declined in late 2020, with the loss of their only seat in the [[Parliament of Essexia]], and the renaming of the Ponderosan Hills branch to the ''Federalist Party'', named after their support of a federal government.
  
== MicroWiki editing ==
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==MicroWiki editing==
Smith began editing MicroWiki on 28 September 2018, a day after he registered an account.<ref name="user">[[User:Z. Luna Skye]] on MicroWiki. Retrieved 5 November 2020.</ref> As of October 2020, Smith had made over thirty-three thousand edits to MicroWiki<ref name="op"/>—making him responsible for five percent of all edits on the site—and created over three thousand pages,<ref>[[Special:Statistics]] on MicroWiki. Retrieved 5 November 2020.</ref> [[MicroWiki:Users by edit count|more than]] any other editor on MicroWiki. He surpassed editor [[John I of Baustralia]] for most edits on 7 November 2019. Smith was one of the most active editors,<ref group="‡">[[User:Z Luna Skye/sandbox9]]. Retrieved 3 December 2020.</ref> and by his second anniversary, Smith had made an average of 45.06 edits to MicroWiki every day. Smith became an [[microwiki:Administrators|administrator]] on MicroWiki on 2 February 2020,<ref>[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/MicroWiki:Staff MicroWiki:Staff]</ref> being promoted from a [[microwiki:patroller|patroller]] which he became on 24 February 2019. Furthermore, the most edits Smith made in a day was 728 on 7 November 2019,<ref>[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Special:Contributions/Z._Luna_Skye Contributions] for Z. Luna Skye. ''MicroWiki''. Retrieved 5 November 2020.</ref> he has authored four "[[MicroWiki:Good articles|good articles]]",<ref>[[MicroWiki:Good articles#Statistics]] on MicroWiki. Retrieved 5 November 2020.</ref>—articles which are determined by MicroWiki's editors as the best articles on the site—uploaded over six-hundred files,<ref>[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Special:ListFiles/Z._Luna_Skye Uploads] from Z. Luna Skye. ''MicroWiki''. Retrieved 5 November 2020.</ref> and has blocked over fifty users,<ref>[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Special:BlockList+BlockingAdmin=Z._LunaSkye Users blocked by Z. Luna Skye] on MicroWiki. Retrieved 5 November 2020.</ref> and, according to his user page, claims to have spent more than a thousand hours on MicroWiki.<ref name="user"/>
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Smith began editing MicroWiki on 28 September 2018, a day after he registered an account.<ref name="user">[[User:Z. Luna Skye]] on MicroWiki. Retrieved 5 November 2020.</ref> As of October 2020, Smith had made over thirty-three thousand edits to MicroWiki<ref name="op" />—making him responsible for five percent of all edits on the site—and created over three thousand pages,<ref>[[Special:Statistics]] on MicroWiki. Retrieved 5 November 2020.</ref> [[MicroWiki:Users by edit count|more than]] any other editor on MicroWiki. He surpassed editor [[John I of Baustralia]] for most edits on 7 November 2019. Smith was one of the most active editors,<ref group="‡">[[User:Z Luna Skye/sandbox9]]. Retrieved 3 December 2020.</ref> and by his second anniversary, Smith had made an average of 45.06 edits to MicroWiki every day. Smith became an [[microwiki:Administrators|administrator]] on MicroWiki on 2 February 2020,<ref>[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/MicroWiki:Staff MicroWiki:Staff]</ref> being promoted from a [[microwiki:patroller|patroller]] which he became on 24 February 2019. Furthermore, the most edits Smith made in a day was 728 on 7 November 2019,<ref>[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Special:Contributions/Z._Luna_Skye Contributions] for Z. Luna Skye. ''MicroWiki''. Retrieved 5 November 2020.</ref> he has authored five "[[MicroWiki:Good articles|good articles]]",<ref>[[MicroWiki:Good articles#Statistics]] on MicroWiki. Retrieved 5 November 2020.</ref>—articles which are determined by MicroWiki's editors as the best articles on the site—uploaded over six-hundred files,<ref>[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Special:ListFiles/Z._Luna_Skye Uploads] from Z. Luna Skye. ''MicroWiki''. Retrieved 5 November 2020.</ref> and has blocked over fifty users,<ref>[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Special:BlockList+BlockingAdmin=Z._LunaSkye Users blocked by Z. Luna Skye] on MicroWiki. Retrieved 5 November 2020.</ref> and, according to his user page, claims to have spent more than a thousand hours on MicroWiki.<ref name="user" />
  
Smith made his hundredth edit on 26 November 2018, thousandth edit on 9 January 2019, ten thousandth edit on 7 June 2019, twenty thousandth edit on 5 December 2019, and thirty thousandth edit on 3 July 2020.<ref name="user"/><ref group="‡">[[User:Z Luna Skye|Edit milestones]] on MicroWiki. ''User:Z Luna Skye''. Retrieved 5 November 2020.</ref>
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Smith made his hundredth edit on 26 November 2018, thousandth edit on 9 January 2019, ten thousandth edit on 7 June 2019, twenty thousandth edit on 5 December 2019, and thirty thousandth edit on 3 July 2020.<ref name="user" /><ref group="‡">[[User:Z Luna Skye|Edit milestones]] on MicroWiki. ''User:Z Luna Skye''. Retrieved 5 November 2020.</ref>
  
== Statistic-Dime and surveys ==
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Smith is the founder of [[Statistic-Dime]]—which was formed in [[2019]] by the merger of [[Statistic-Fire]] and [[DIME (company)|DIME]]—and served as its CEO between October 2019–December 2020.<ref>Cited, Daniel Roscoe: "I, [Daniel Roscoe], have replaced Zarel Smith as CEO of Statistic-Dime. I will bring growth and development to this great company."{{unreliable source}}</ref><ref>Roscoe, Daniel (30 January 2021) [https://homemadecrownjournal.wordpress.com/2021/01/30/luxor-voted-micronationalist-of-the-month-for-january-2021/ Luxor voted Micronationalist of the Month for January 2021.] ''[[MicroWeekly]]''. Retrieved 30 January 2021.</ref> Statistic-Dime was the [[w:De facto|de facto]] national [[w:Statistical|statistical]] office of New Eiffel. Notable projects include the highly publicised [[Micronationalist of the Month]] and [[Micronationalist of the Year]] awards, the positively received annual [[LGBT Rights Index]], [[Microcode]], the largest two-letter code standard in the MicroWiki Sector, [[Project Micronation]], one of the most extensive micronational mapping projects, and the Intermicronational Time Zones Standard, the largest [[w:time zone|time zone]] standard within micronationalism. Smith also created the [[Micronational Macronation Index]] and [[Micronational Leaders Index]] in early 2019. In October 2019, Smith aided [[Ives Blackwood]] in creating the [[micronational compass]]. Smith also worked on a peace index, democracy index, and tourism index, though they were all later cancelled.
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Smith is the founder of [[Statistic-Dime]]—which was formed in [[2019]] by the merger of [[Statistic-Fire]] and [[DIME (company)|DIME]]—and served as its CEO between October 2019–December 2020.<ref>Cited, Daniel Hamilton: "I, [Daniel Hamilton], have replaced Zarel Smith as CEO of Statistic-Dime. I will bring growth and development to this great company."{{unreliable source}}</ref><ref>Hamilton, Daniel (30 January 2021) [https://homemadecrownjournal.wordpress.com/2021/01/30/luxor-voted-micronationalist-of-the-month-for-january-2021/ Luxor voted Micronationalist of the Month for January 2021.] ''[[MicroWeekly]]''. Retrieved 30 January 2021.</ref> Statistic-Dime was the [[w:De facto|de facto]] national [[w:Statistical|statistical]] office of New Eiffel. Notable projects include the highly publicised [[Micronationalist of the Month]] and [[Micronationalist of the Year]] awards, the positively received annual [[LGBT Rights Index]], [[Microcode]], the largest two-letter code standard in the MicroWiki Sector, [[Project Micronation]], one of the most extensive micronational mapping projects, and the Intermicronational Time Zones Standard, the largest [[w:time zone|time zone]] standard within micronationalism.<ref>Smith, Zarel [creator] (18 February 2021) [https://youtu.be/5PyplKfaKV8 Zed's MicroWiki History – Statistic-Dime | Ep.1] on [[w:YouTube|YouTube]] – Uploaded by MemeStealer69. Retrieved 18 February 2021.</ref> Smith also created the [[Micronational Macronation Index]] and [[Micronational Leaders Index]] in early 2019. In October 2019, Smith aided [[Ives Blackwood]] in creating the [[micronational compass]]. Smith also worked on a peace index, democracy index, and tourism index, though they were all later cancelled.
=== Surveys ===
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===Surveys===
Smith conducts an [[Statistic Fire's LGBT Rights Index|LGBTQ+ rights survey]] annually. The first was in August 2019, and the second in May 2020; the survey received 26 and 34 respondents respectively, and both were received positively.<ref>[https://mahuset.miraheze.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Mahuset LGBT rights in Mahuset] on [[Royal Wiki]]. Retrieved 5 March 2020.</ref> Smith began by conducting the controversial [[Micronational Popularity Index]] between 22 January—12 March 2019, which although it had a record high 44 respondents, suffered from a lack of advertising, unorganised scheduling, limited responses and was conducted via talk pages on MicroWiki. Owing to the confluence of these problems, the survey was completed and tabulated two months behind schedule to much popular criticism. After a two-month hiatus, Smith conducted the [[User:Z. Luna Skye/Editors Survey|MicroWiki Editors Survey]] between 29 June—1 July, with questions concerning people who edit MicroWiki. The survey had 29 respondents.<ref>https://forms.gle/jSack9HzKx8ekmCm7</ref> Smith conducted New Eiffel's first and so far only census on 6 July.<ref name="cen"/> Smith conducted the [[MicroWiki General Survey]], his last survey for 2019, between the 9 November—11 November, which had 34 respondents. The survey found ten questions, some relating to communication methods, such as "Do you use the MicroWiki forums?", [[Criticism of the GUM|approval or disapproval]] of the [[Grand Unified Micronational]], and [[micronational warfare]]. The survey was reportedly successful and found interesting results. Smith went on to co-host the controversial [[MicroWiki Influence Survey#Nineteenth Survey|19th MicroWiki Influence Survey]] in January 2020.<ref>https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YCb_7pBuyzJhWBpJmMqI8kNnH_Eacb8f_3qQ1OcmK-E/edit</ref> Between 1-4 March 2020, Smith and [[Jayden Lycon]] held the [[Dime-Curio Micronational Organisation Poll]], which asked participants to rank [[Intermicronational organisation|intermicronational organisations]]. It was met with moderate criticism.<ref> J. Lycon. & Z. Smith. (4 March 2020) [https://issuu.com/curio_rblx/docs/microorgpollmarch2020 Dime-Curio Micro Organization Poll | March 2020] Retrieved 5 March 2020.</ref> Smith later conducted the [[GUM Member States Positivity Survey]] between 7–8 July and again during 9–10 July, which had 20 than 40 respondents respectively.<ref>{{cite web | url = https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A3AfSqeN7sPAIwxTssQE_HdDw5OiK10WoQckdmJVf1k/edit | archiveurl = https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A3AfSqeN7sPAIwxTssQE_HdDw5OiK10WoQckdmJVf1k/edit | archivedate = 1 August 2020 |title = "GUM Member States Positivity Results 20 respondents" |author = Zarel Smith}}</ref><ref>[https://imgur.com/gallery/SEjDEAT GUM-MSPS — Results, 40 respondents] text archive</ref> Smith's last survey of 2020 was the 2020 edition of the [[MicroWiki General Survey]], and with 63 respondents, it was his largest and most successful survey.
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Smith conducts an [[Statistic Fire's LGBT Rights Index|LGBTQ+ rights survey]] annually. The first was in August 2019, and the second in May 2020; the survey received 26 and 34 respondents respectively, and both were received positively.<ref>[https://mahuset.miraheze.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Mahuset LGBT rights in Mahuset] on [[Royal Wiki]]. Retrieved 5 March 2020.</ref> Smith began by conducting the controversial [[Micronational Popularity Index]] between 22 January—12 March 2019, which although it had a record high 44 respondents, suffered from a lack of advertising, unorganised scheduling, limited responses and was conducted via talk pages on MicroWiki. Owing to the confluence of these problems, the survey was completed and tabulated two months behind schedule to much popular criticism. After a two-month hiatus, Smith conducted the [[User:Z. Luna Skye/Editors Survey|MicroWiki Editors Survey]] between 29 June—1 July, with questions concerning people who edit MicroWiki. The survey had 29 respondents.<ref>https://forms.gle/jSack9HzKx8ekmCm7</ref> Smith conducted New Eiffel's first and so far only census on 6 July.<ref name="cen" /> Smith conducted the [[MicroWiki General Survey]], his last survey for 2019, between the 9 November—11 November, which had 34 respondents. The survey found ten questions, some relating to communication methods, such as "Do you use the MicroWiki forums?", [[Criticism of the GUM|approval or disapproval]] of the [[Grand Unified Micronational]], and [[micronational warfare]]. The survey was reportedly successful and found interesting results. Smith went on to co-host the controversial [[MicroWiki Influence Survey#Nineteenth Survey|19th MicroWiki Influence Survey]] in January 2020.<ref>https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YCb_7pBuyzJhWBpJmMqI8kNnH_Eacb8f_3qQ1OcmK-E/edit</ref> Between 1-4 March 2020, Smith and [[Jayden Lycon]] held the [[Dime-Curio Micronational Organisation Poll]], which asked participants to rank [[Intermicronational organisation|intermicronational organisations]]. It was met with moderate criticism.<ref> J. Lycon. & Z. Smith. (4 March 2020) [https://issuu.com/curio_rblx/docs/microorgpollmarch2020 Dime-Curio Micro Organization Poll | March 2020] Retrieved 5 March 2020.</ref> Smith later conducted the [[GUM Member States Positivity Survey]] between 7–8 July and again during 9–10 July, which had 20 than 40 respondents respectively.<ref>{{cite web | url = https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A3AfSqeN7sPAIwxTssQE_HdDw5OiK10WoQckdmJVf1k/edit | archiveurl = https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A3AfSqeN7sPAIwxTssQE_HdDw5OiK10WoQckdmJVf1k/edit | archivedate = 1 August 2020 |title = "GUM Member States Positivity Results 20 respondents" |author = Zarel Smith}}</ref><ref>[https://imgur.com/gallery/SEjDEAT GUM-MSPS — Results, 40 respondents] text archive</ref> Smith's last survey of 2020 was the 2020 edition of the [[MicroWiki General Survey]], and with 63 respondents, it was his largest and most successful survey.
  
== Media career ==
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==Media career==
=== Acting ===
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===Acting===
 
[[File:Insaniam film poster.jpg|thumb|left|230px|Poster for ''[[Insaniam]]'' (2020), which Smith regards as his "[[w:magnum opus|magnum opus]]"]]
 
[[File:Insaniam film poster.jpg|thumb|left|230px|Poster for ''[[Insaniam]]'' (2020), which Smith regards as his "[[w:magnum opus|magnum opus]]"]]
Smith starred in his own independently produced short films ''[[Layers]]'' (2018), ''[[The Farmer]]'' (2018), ''[[Being Born Twelve Times]]'' (2019), ''[[Underneath]]'' (2019), ''[[Smith iPad Record of a Sneeze]]'' (2020), ''[[Insaniam]]'' (2020), ''[[Hiking Trail]]'' (2020) and ''[[Big Fluffy Socks for the Winter Golem]]'' (2020).<ref>''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_5RPZ5Y688 Insaniam]'' on [[w:YouTube|YouTube]]</ref> Smith frequents the surrealist and thriller film genres. Smith regards ''Insaniam'' as his "[[w:magnum opus|magnum opus]]".<ref>[https://archive.org/details/insaniam "Insaniam"] is available for free download at the [[w:Internet Archive|Internet Archive]]. Retrieved 28 October 2020.</ref><ref>[https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Zarel%20Smith%22 Zarel Smith] on the [[w:Internet Archive|Internet Archive]]</ref> Smith previously made a number of video works between 2011–13 via his parents' smartphones. Smith credits his first short film as being the comedy ''At the Shop'', as it features a cast (his brother Joost), camera direction from his mother, and editing as the short was shot in two scenes. The creation date is given as [[2014]], though it was likely made years earlier. His second short film he started in was the action ''The Return of the Fluffy Ending'' (retroactively titled ''Guns Out Fire''), which was created with four of his friends. Using [[w:Nerf|Nerf]] blasters, the film was edited to add bullet and blood effects and sound effects. It was uploaded onto YouTube on 2 November 2014 (later deleted in 2019), marking it as Smith's first appearance on the platform. Smith has also created or starred in over twenty short films for [[Z&jProductions]], a studio which he co-founded alongside his brother Joost,<ref>[https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?companies=co0743666 https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?companies=co0743666], retrieved 31 January 2020.</ref> and two for [[Farkasok és Szar Studios]], ''[[Scissor: Dawn of a New Game]]'' (2018) and ''[[Epic Action Movie]]'' (2019), both of which are regarded as some of the finest films in [[Cinema of New Eiffel|New Eiffelic cinema]] ever made. Smith also starred in short films for his film school, ''[[First Bite]]'', ''[[w:First World War centenary|WW1 100th Anniversary Poem Reading]]'' (2018),<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5gulPEvO0k</ref> ''[[imdb:tt10599200|Cutlery]]'',<ref>"[[imdb:tt10599200|Cutlery]]" on [[w:IMDb|IMDb]]. Retrieved 25 March 2020.</ref><ref>[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_czz2DXlCRo Cutlery] on [[w:YouTube|YouTube]]. Uploaded on 25 April 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2020.</ref> ''[[imdb:tt10620080|InterYet to Come]]'' (2019),<ref>[https://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/super-8-stage-and-screen-school-‘interyet-come’-2019 'InterYet to Come' (2019)]. ''[[w:BBFC|BBFC]]''. Retrieved 12 April 2020.</ref> ''[[Imdb:tt12059466|Coughs and Sneezes Spreads Diseases 2020]]'' (2020),<ref>[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0E5AmmPUOt8 Coughs and Sneezes Spreads Diseases 2020] on YouTube. Uploaded on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 25 March 2020.</ref><ref>https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12059466/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0</ref> and due to the [[COVID-19 pandemic]], ''[[imdb:tt12261962|Panic in the Sitting Room!]]'' (2020),<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8PFx8tALyo</ref> which was created by students submitting footage which was later edited together to form a comprehensive story,<ref>https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12261962/</ref> and ''[[Eye Opener]]'' (2020) which Smith created with his family for the school.<ref>https://www.facebook.com/Super8StageandScreenschool/videos/746850152720169/</ref> ''InterYet to Come'' placed second in the [[w:Childnet|2019 Childnet Film Competition]]. <ref name="Childnet">[https://web.archive.org/web/20200131034833/https://www.childnet.com/resources/film-competition/2019/secondary-finalists Film Competition 2019: Secondary finalists]. ''[[w:Childnet|Childnet]]''. Archived from [https://www.childnet.com/resources/film-competition/2019/secondary-finalists the original] on 31 January 2020. Retrieved 31 January 2020.</ref> Notable Z&jProductions films Smith starred in include ''[[The Great War Part I]]'' (2018), ''[[Dimensions: Choices]]'' (2019) and ''[[Pick]]'' (2020), as well as the ''[[Star Warz]]'' film series (since 2018), ''[[India Trilogy]]'' (2018–2020) and ''[[Med-Evil Ghost (film series)|Med-Evil Ghost]]'' (since 2019).<ref>[https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10573254/ Zarel Smith] at [[w:IMDb|IMDb]].</ref><ref name="zed">[https://docs.google.com/document/d/18lxdNur7uKzW_zL71RzJEbqYlsDVPgDxo5zZDTNQFrE/view Filmography of Zarel Smith doc]. Retrieved 18 June 2020.</ref> Smith is also creating ''[[TOES: A Documentary on the Elite Organisation]]''.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gZbQ5TNJvI</ref><ref>https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12234120/?ref_=adv_li_tt</ref> Smith is currently staring in a number of New Eiffelic television shows and web-series which are still broadcasting, such as ''[[The Squishes]]'', ''[[(Blank) Commercial!]]'' and ''[[The best soup Opera ever made]]''. Smith has also starred in ''People Dying in Movies'' (2016–2017), ''The Squishes: The Extended World'' (2017), ''Minecraft Shrek: Infinity Swamp'' (2019–2020)<ref>MemeStealer69 (12 Dec 2019) [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnKWH-nlGVY Minecraft Shrek: Infinity Swamp – Part 1: A Journey Begins] on YouTube. Retrieved 1 August 2020.</ref> and the pilot episodes for ''20 Reasons Why!'' (2017) and ''Your Daily Movie Update'' (2018) which were never produced. Smith also appeared as a guest in an unaired episode of ''[[MicroRamble]]'' which was later cancelled due to technical difficulties.<ref>https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13062446/</ref>
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Smith starred in his own independently produced short films ''[[Layers]]'' (2018), ''[[The Farmer]]'' (2018), ''[[Being Born Twelve Times]]'' (2019), ''[[Underneath]]'' (2019), ''[[Smith iPad Record of a Sneeze]]'' (2020), ''[[Insaniam]]'' (2020), ''[[Hiking Trail]]'' (2020) and ''[[Big Fluffy Socks for the Winter Golem]]'' (2020).<ref>''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_5RPZ5Y688 Insaniam]'' on [[w:YouTube|YouTube]]</ref> Smith frequents the surrealist and thriller film genres. Smith regards ''Insaniam'' as his "[[w:magnum opus|magnum opus]]".<ref>[https://archive.org/details/insaniam "Insaniam"] is available for free download at the [[w:Internet Archive|Internet Archive]]. Retrieved 28 October 2020.</ref><ref>[https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Zarel%20Smith%22 Zarel Smith] on the [[w:Internet Archive|Internet Archive]]</ref> Smith previously made a number of video works between 2011–13 via his parents' smartphones. Smith credits his first short film as being the comedy ''At the Shop'', as it features a cast (his brother Joost), camera direction from his mother, and editing as the short was shot in two scenes. The creation date is given as [[2014]], though it was likely made years earlier. His second short film he started in was the action ''The Return of the Fluffy Ending'' (retroactively titled ''Guns Out Fire''), which was created with four of his friends. Using [[w:Nerf|Nerf]] blasters, the film was edited to add bullet and blood effects and sound effects. It was uploaded onto YouTube on 2 November 2014 (later deleted in 2019), marking it as Smith's first appearance on the platform. Smith has also created or starred in over twenty short films for [[Z&jProductions]], a studio which he co-founded alongside his brother Joost,<ref>https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?companies=co0743666, retrieved 31 January 2020.</ref> and two for [[Farkasok és Szar Studios]], ''[[Scissor: Dawn of a New Game]]'' (2018) and ''[[Epic Action Movie]]'' (2019), both of which are regarded as some of the finest films in [[Cinema of New Eiffel|New Eiffelic cinema]] ever made. Smith also starred in short films for his film school, ''[[First Bite]]'', ''[[w:First World War centenary|WW1 100th Anniversary Poem Reading]]'' (2018),<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5gulPEvO0k</ref> ''[[imdb:tt10599200|Cutlery]]'',<ref>"[[imdb:tt10599200|Cutlery]]" on [[w:IMDb|IMDb]]. Retrieved 25 March 2020.</ref><ref>[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_czz2DXlCRo Cutlery] on [[w:YouTube|YouTube]]. Uploaded on 25 April 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2020.</ref> ''[[imdb:tt10620080|InterYet to Come]]'' (2019),<ref>[https://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/super-8-stage-and-screen-school-‘interyet-come’-2019 'InterYet to Come' (2019)]. ''[[w:BBFC|BBFC]]''. Retrieved 12 April 2020.</ref> ''[[Imdb:tt12059466|Coughs and Sneezes Spreads Diseases 2020]]'' (2020),<ref>[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0E5AmmPUOt8 Coughs and Sneezes Spreads Diseases 2020] on YouTube. Uploaded on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 25 March 2020.</ref><ref>https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12059466/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0</ref> and due to the [[COVID-19 pandemic]], ''[[imdb:tt12261962|Panic in the Sitting Room!]]'' (2020),<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8PFx8tALyo</ref> which was created by students submitting footage which was later edited together to form a comprehensive story,<ref>https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12261962/</ref> and ''[[Eye Opener]]'' (2020) which Smith created with his family for the school.<ref>https://www.facebook.com/Super8StageandScreenschool/videos/746850152720169/</ref> ''InterYet to Come'' placed second in the [[w:Childnet|2019 Childnet Film Competition]]. <ref name="Childnet">[https://web.archive.org/web/20200131034833/https://www.childnet.com/resources/film-competition/2019/secondary-finalists Film Competition 2019: Secondary finalists]. ''[[w:Childnet|Childnet]]''. Archived from [https://www.childnet.com/resources/film-competition/2019/secondary-finalists the original] on 31 January 2020. Retrieved 31 January 2020.</ref> Notable Z&jProductions films Smith starred in include ''[[The Great War Part I]]'' (2018), ''[[Dimensions: Choices]]'' (2019) and ''[[Pick]]'' (2020), as well as the ''[[Star Warz]]'' film series (since 2018), ''[[India Trilogy]]'' (2018–2020) and ''[[Med-Evil Ghost (film series)|Med-Evil Ghost]]'' (since 2019).<ref>[https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10573254/ Zarel Smith] at [[w:IMDb|IMDb]].</ref><ref name="zed">[https://docs.google.com/document/d/18lxdNur7uKzW_zL71RzJEbqYlsDVPgDxo5zZDTNQFrE/view Filmography of Zarel Smith doc]. Retrieved 18 June 2020.</ref> Smith is also creating ''[[TOES: A Documentary on the Elite Organisation]]''.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gZbQ5TNJvI</ref><ref>https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12234120/?ref_=adv_li_tt</ref> Smith is currently staring in a number of New Eiffelic television shows and web-series which are still broadcasting, such as ''[[The Squishes]]'', ''[[(Blank) Commercial!]]'' and ''[[The best soup Opera ever made]]''. Smith has also starred in ''People Dying in Movies'' (2016–2017), ''The Squishes: The Extended World'' (2017), ''Minecraft Shrek: Infinity Swamp'' (2019–2020)<ref>MemeStealer69 (12 Dec 2019) [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnKWH-nlGVY Minecraft Shrek: Infinity Swamp – Part 1: A Journey Begins] on YouTube. Retrieved 1 August 2020.</ref> and the pilot episodes for ''20 Reasons Why!'' (2017) and ''Your Daily Movie Update'' (2018) which were never produced. Smith also appeared as a guest in an unaired episode of ''[[MicroRamble]]'' which was later cancelled due to technical difficulties.<ref>https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13062446/</ref>
  
=== Zínt and Win-a-lot Casino ===
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===Zínt and Win-a-lot Casino===
 
Smith has produced and starred in four commercials for his luxury fashion brand [[Zínt]] and three for his pop-up casino [[Win-a-lot Casino]].
 
Smith has produced and starred in four commercials for his luxury fashion brand [[Zínt]] and three for his pop-up casino [[Win-a-lot Casino]].
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====Commercials====
*[[Zínt]] September 2019 - "[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XoPBgJxYwQ The Double Shoe]"<ref>Zínt Fashion (27 Sep 2019), [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XoPBgJxYwQ Zínt presents: The Double Shoe]. ''YouTube''. Retrieved 19 July 2020.</ref><ref name="NEAFR>[[Zed#Works cited|New Eiffelic annual financial report]], 2019. p.10–11 "Adverts". ''Published by the Government of New Eiffel.'' 4 January 2020. Retrieved 26 July 2020.</ref>
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*[[Zínt]] September 2019 - "[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XoPBgJxYwQ The Double Shoe]"<ref>Zínt Fashion (27 Sep 2019), [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XoPBgJxYwQ Zínt presents: The Double Shoe]. ''YouTube''. Retrieved 19 July 2020.</ref><ref name="NEAFR">[[Zed#Works cited|New Eiffelic annual financial report]], 2019. p.10–11 "Adverts". ''Published by the Government of New Eiffel.'' 4 January 2020. Retrieved 26 July 2020.</ref>
 
*Zínt November 2019 - "[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmDudirflyo The Zínt Wooden Stand]"<ref name="zint1">Zínt Fashion (4 Nov 2019), [https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DmDudirflyo Zínt presents: The Zínt Wooden Stand]. ''YouTube''. Retrieved 3 March 2020.</ref>
 
*Zínt November 2019 - "[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmDudirflyo The Zínt Wooden Stand]"<ref name="zint1">Zínt Fashion (4 Nov 2019), [https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DmDudirflyo Zínt presents: The Zínt Wooden Stand]. ''YouTube''. Retrieved 3 March 2020.</ref>
 
*Zínt November 2019 - "[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33vcnjn1WH0 The Zínt Luxury Plastic Bag]"<ref>Zínt Fashion (19 Nov 2019), [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33vcnjn1WH0 Zínt presents: The Zínt Luxury Plastic Bag]. ''YouTube''. Retrieved 19 July 2020.</ref>
 
*Zínt November 2019 - "[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33vcnjn1WH0 The Zínt Luxury Plastic Bag]"<ref>Zínt Fashion (19 Nov 2019), [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33vcnjn1WH0 Zínt presents: The Zínt Luxury Plastic Bag]. ''YouTube''. Retrieved 19 July 2020.</ref>
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*Win-a-lot Casino 20 August 2020 - "Money"
 
*Win-a-lot Casino 20 August 2020 - "Money"
  
=== Discography ===
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===Discography===
 
''Due to legal restrictions, the subject of this section's name as been [[w:Sanitization (classified information)|redacted, removed or changed]] where relevant''.<br>
 
''Due to legal restrictions, the subject of this section's name as been [[w:Sanitization (classified information)|redacted, removed or changed]] where relevant''.<br>
 
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From late 2016 onwards, Smith began taking an interest in producing music, and first produced several EDM, house and dubstep songs under the [[w:stage name|stage-name]] "'''DJ Zeddy'''".<ref>https://soundcloud.com/djzeddy</ref><ref>https://musicbrainz.org/artist/708b7054-0c49-497e-bf4a-ae4bb62a325a</ref> More recently, Smith has moved to the experimental and avant-garde music genres, as well as comical. Three albums have been released thus far, comprising twenty-four songs in total, with three more albums having been announced. Smith has also released five non-album singles, "[[Thunder]]", featuring vocals by [[Joost Smith]], "[[Explosive]]", his [[w:signature song|signature song]] "[[GUM DIS TRACK]]", a tongue-in-cheek [[w:diss track|diss track]] on [[contraGUMism]], [[micronational warfare]] and "[[YAMO|YAMOs]]", [[FPYFF]], a satiric hip-hip diss track against the rappers [redacted] and [[Leon Montan]] under [[w:stage name|stage name]] "yung foot fetish", and a single titled a [[Zero-Width Joiner (DJ Zeddy song)|Zero-width joiner]], making the name " " (<code> </code>); the song consists solely of 3 minutes and 57 seconds of silence. Smith sang a comedic cover of [[w:Gloria Gaynor|Gloria Gaynor]]'s hit song "[[w:I Will Survive|I Will Survive]]" for the [[New Eiffel in the Junior Microvison Song Contest|2019 Junior Microvision Song Contest]], however, it was later cancelled.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhVTFs5KQ4A</ref> Smith also wrote two anthems for New Eiffel, "[[Friendly, New Eiffel]]" and "[[Stand tall, New Eiffel]]".
 
From late 2016 onwards, Smith began taking an interest in producing music, and first produced several EDM, house and dubstep songs under the [[w:stage name|stage-name]] "'''DJ Zeddy'''".<ref>https://soundcloud.com/djzeddy</ref><ref>https://musicbrainz.org/artist/708b7054-0c49-497e-bf4a-ae4bb62a325a</ref> More recently, Smith has moved to the experimental and avant-garde music genres, as well as comical. Three albums have been released thus far, comprising twenty-four songs in total, with three more albums having been announced. Smith has also released five non-album singles, "[[Thunder]]", featuring vocals by [[Joost Smith]], "[[Explosive]]", his [[w:signature song|signature song]] "[[GUM DIS TRACK]]", a tongue-in-cheek [[w:diss track|diss track]] on [[contraGUMism]], [[micronational warfare]] and "[[YAMO|YAMOs]]", [[FPYFF]], a satiric hip-hip diss track against the rappers [redacted] and [[Leon Montan]] under [[w:stage name|stage name]] "yung foot fetish", and a single titled a [[Zero-Width Joiner (DJ Zeddy song)|Zero-width joiner]], making the name " " (<code> </code>); the song consists solely of 3 minutes and 57 seconds of silence. Smith sang a comedic cover of [[w:Gloria Gaynor|Gloria Gaynor]]'s hit song "[[w:I Will Survive|I Will Survive]]" for the [[New Eiffel in the Junior Microvison Song Contest|2019 Junior Microvision Song Contest]], however, it was later cancelled.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhVTFs5KQ4A</ref> Smith also wrote two anthems for New Eiffel, "[[Friendly, New Eiffel]]" and "[[Stand tall, New Eiffel]]".
==== Albums ====
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====Albums====
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*"[[DJ Zeddy (album)|DJ Zeddy]]" (2018)
 
*"[[DJ Zeddy (album)|DJ Zeddy]]" (2018)
 
*"[[! (DJ Zeddy album)|!]]" (2020)
 
*"[[! (DJ Zeddy album)|!]]" (2020)
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*"[[noise.]]" (2022)
 
*"[[noise.]]" (2022)
  
==== Singles ====
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====Singles====
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*"[[Thunder]]" (2018)
 
*"[[Thunder]]" (2018)
 
*"[[Explosive]]" (2018)
 
*"[[Explosive]]" (2018)
 
*"[[GUM DIS TRACK: THE UNITED MICRANATIONS is better]]" (2020)<ref>[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c93kzuvaISg GUM DIS TRACK - “THE UNITED MICRANATIONS is better"] (3 January 2020) on [[w:YouTube|YouTube]]. Retrieved 6 February 2020.</ref>
 
*"[[GUM DIS TRACK: THE UNITED MICRANATIONS is better]]" (2020)<ref>[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c93kzuvaISg GUM DIS TRACK - “THE UNITED MICRANATIONS is better"] (3 January 2020) on [[w:YouTube|YouTube]]. Retrieved 6 February 2020.</ref>
 
*"[[FPYFF|Fuck [redacted] and yung foot fetish]]" (2020)
 
*"[[FPYFF|Fuck [redacted] and yung foot fetish]]" (2020)
*"‍‍‍[[Zero-Width Joiner (DJ Zeddy song)| ]]"<small>(‏Zero-Width Joiner (ZWJ) Character)</small> (2020)
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*"‍‍‍"<small>(‏Zero-Width Joiner (ZWJ) Character)</small> (2020)
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====Album singles====
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*"[[DROP DA BASS]]" (2017)
 
*"[[DROP DA BASS]]" (2017)
 
*"[[Courage]]" (2017)
 
*"[[Courage]]" (2017)
 
*"[[The Mannequin Challenge]]" (2017)
 
*"[[The Mannequin Challenge]]" (2017)
 
*"[[Funky Spark]]" (2019)
 
*"[[Funky Spark]]" (2019)
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====Compilation albums====
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*"[[Best of DJ Zeddy]]" (2020)
 
*"[[Best of DJ Zeddy]]" (2020)
  
==== Other recordings ====
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====Other recordings====
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*"Let it Die" (2017, parody of [[w:Let It Go|Let It Go]])
 
*"Let it Die" (2017, parody of [[w:Let It Go|Let It Go]])
 
*[[w:Gloria Gaynor|Gloria Gaynor]] - "[[w:I Will Survive|I Will Survive]]" (2019, cover)
 
*[[w:Gloria Gaynor|Gloria Gaynor]] - "[[w:I Will Survive|I Will Survive]]" (2019, cover)
  
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====Music videos====
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*"Bittereinde — Haartseer Gangster fan-made music video" (2018)
 
*"Bittereinde — Haartseer Gangster fan-made music video" (2018)
 
*"[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c93kzuvaISg GUM DIS TRACK: THE UNITED MICRANATIONS is better]" (2020)
 
*"[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c93kzuvaISg GUM DIS TRACK: THE UNITED MICRANATIONS is better]" (2020)
  
== Other ventures ==
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==Other ventures==
 
[[File:Micronational Rock Paper Scissors Tournament.jpeg|230px|thumb|The successful [[2019 Micronational Rock Paper Scissors Tournament]], which Smith hosted]]
 
[[File:Micronational Rock Paper Scissors Tournament.jpeg|230px|thumb|The successful [[2019 Micronational Rock Paper Scissors Tournament]], which Smith hosted]]
=== Journalism and writing ===
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===Journalism and writing===
 
Smith is a prolific journalist. Smith is the co-founder alongside Jayden Lycon of [[DIME Magazine]], and currently writes for the ''[[Ponderosan News Agency]]'',<ref>[http://news.ponderosangovernment.ml/author/zarelsmith/ Author: Zarel Smith] for the ''Ponderosan News Agency''. Retrieved 8 October 2020.</ref> and ''[[MicroWeekly]]''.<ref>Smith, Zarel (11 October 2020). [https://micronationsweekly.blogspot.com/2020/10/casper-von-naveria-wins-september.html Casper von Naveria wins September Micronationalist of the Month award]. ''MicroWeekly''. Retrieved 11 October 2020.</ref> Smith also wrote fifteen articles for ''[[List of news companies in New Eiffel|New Eiffel News]]'' between 6 October—9 October 2018,<ref>Smith, Zarel (6 Oct 2018). [https://sites.google.com/view/neweiffelnews-archives/home Archived articles]. ''New Eiffel News''. Retrieved 26 July 2020.</ref> four articles for ''[[The New Eiffel Times]]'' between 25 March—6 July 2019,<ref>[https://www.blogger.com/profile/07064689504221255297 Author: New Eiffel Government] on ''The New Eiffel Times''. ''Blogger''. Retrieved 20 October 2020.</ref> three articles for ''Journal en Eiffel'' between 12–15 August 2020,<ref>Smith, Zarel (12 Aug 2020). [https://sites.google.com/view/journaleiffel/regelis-still-wants-to-join-the-gum-after-critical-remarks-after-applicatio Regelis still wants to join the GUM after critical remarks after application rejection]. ''Journal en Eiffel''. Retrieved 12 August 2020.</ref> one article for ''[[Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union)|OAM News]]'', ''[[Australis Times]]''<ref>Smith, Zarel (5 November 2020) [http://www.australistimes.ml/2020/11/australis-becomes-full-member-of-gum.html Australis becomes a full member of GUM]. ''[[Australis Times]]''. Retrieved 5 November 2020.</ref> and ''Orblian Observer''<ref>Smith, Zarel (14 November 2020) [https://its-cns.wixsite.com/orblian-observer/post/sertor-valentinus-named-dime-s-micronationalist-of-the-month-for-october Sertor Valentinus named Dime's Micronationalist of the Month for October]. ''Orblian Observer''. Retrieved 14 November 2020.</ref> and was employed by ''The Bannerman Online''<ref>[https://lavradabannerman.wordpress.com/author/zsrfilmreviewsowner/ Authored articles]. ''The Bannerman Online''. Retrieved 8 May 2020.</ref> for which he wrote two articles between 18 March 2019<ref>Smith, Zarel (18 March 2019) [https://lavradabannerman.wordpress.com/2019/03/18/tips-on-creating-micronational-currency/ Tips on creating micronational currency]. ''The Bannerman Online''. Retrieved 8 May 2020.</ref> until 16 April 2019.<ref>Smith, Zarel (16 April 2019) [https://lavradabannerman.wordpress.com/2019/04/16/new-eiffel-flag-referendum-finally-ends/ New Eiffel flag referendum finally ends]. ''The Bannerman Online''. Retrieved 8 May 2020.</ref> He quit on the grounds of his tardiness and incompetence. In the middle of 2020, Smith was made a Contributor for ''[[Messenger]]'' on 19 May,<ref>[[Messenger#Staff]]</ref>{{better source needed}} and was also employed at the ''[[Amerston Post]]''{{citation needed|date=August 2020}} and ''Net News''{{citation needed|date=August 2020}}, though never wrote nor contributed any news articles. Smith ran the moderately successful [[w:satire|satirical]] ''[[The Apple News]]'' from 9–23 January 2020, and oversaw 9 articles published in English.<ref group="‡">[[User:Z Luna Skye/sandboxes/The Apple News|The Apple News]] home page on MicroWiki. ''User:Z Luna Skye''. Retrieved 6 July 2020.</ref> It had four writers and was translated into three languages, English, [[w:Czech language|Czech]] (7 articles)<ref>[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/User:FTFcz/sandboxes/The_Apple_News_česky The Apple News Česky] home page on MicroWiki. ''User:FTFcz''. Retrieved 6 July 2020. ''(in Czech)''.</ref> and Afrikaans (1 article).<ref>[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/User:Z._Luna_Skye/sandboxes/The_Apple_News_Afrikaans The Apple News Afrikaans] home page on MicroWiki. ''User:Z. Luna Skye''. Retrieved 6 July 2020. ''(in Afrikaans)''.</ref> Smith was acting as Ad-Interim Press Secretary for the Grand Unified Micronational while Emperor Adam I focused on finishing his degree, and wrote nine articles on the Quorum minutes between 1 February until 30 March. Furthermore, Smith was also responsible for ''[[I stole this. fun facts!]]'', a series of daily posts of mostly [[w:trivia|trivia]] made to the [[YBM|Yellow Bear Micronational]]-3 (YBM-3 or ybm-3) channel on the [[MicroWiki@Discord]] [[w:Discord (software)|Discord]] server between 2 December 2019 until 30 May 2020. On 28 January, Smith began writing his first book ''The Micronation Index: A Book About Micronationalism'', although he had previously written a large number of shorts and poems prior, particularly ones featuring [[Hardy the Fox]]. Smith has also coined the phrases "[[domain hack]]"<ref>[https://dictionary.micronations.wiki/wiki/Domain_hack domain hack] on [[MicroWikiDictionary]]</ref> and "[[New Year's Micronation]]".
 
Smith is a prolific journalist. Smith is the co-founder alongside Jayden Lycon of [[DIME Magazine]], and currently writes for the ''[[Ponderosan News Agency]]'',<ref>[http://news.ponderosangovernment.ml/author/zarelsmith/ Author: Zarel Smith] for the ''Ponderosan News Agency''. Retrieved 8 October 2020.</ref> and ''[[MicroWeekly]]''.<ref>Smith, Zarel (11 October 2020). [https://micronationsweekly.blogspot.com/2020/10/casper-von-naveria-wins-september.html Casper von Naveria wins September Micronationalist of the Month award]. ''MicroWeekly''. Retrieved 11 October 2020.</ref> Smith also wrote fifteen articles for ''[[List of news companies in New Eiffel|New Eiffel News]]'' between 6 October—9 October 2018,<ref>Smith, Zarel (6 Oct 2018). [https://sites.google.com/view/neweiffelnews-archives/home Archived articles]. ''New Eiffel News''. Retrieved 26 July 2020.</ref> four articles for ''[[The New Eiffel Times]]'' between 25 March—6 July 2019,<ref>[https://www.blogger.com/profile/07064689504221255297 Author: New Eiffel Government] on ''The New Eiffel Times''. ''Blogger''. Retrieved 20 October 2020.</ref> three articles for ''Journal en Eiffel'' between 12–15 August 2020,<ref>Smith, Zarel (12 Aug 2020). [https://sites.google.com/view/journaleiffel/regelis-still-wants-to-join-the-gum-after-critical-remarks-after-applicatio Regelis still wants to join the GUM after critical remarks after application rejection]. ''Journal en Eiffel''. Retrieved 12 August 2020.</ref> one article for ''[[Organisation of Active Micronations (New Eiffel Union)|OAM News]]'', ''[[Australis Times]]''<ref>Smith, Zarel (5 November 2020) [http://www.australistimes.ml/2020/11/australis-becomes-full-member-of-gum.html Australis becomes a full member of GUM]. ''[[Australis Times]]''. Retrieved 5 November 2020.</ref> and ''Orblian Observer''<ref>Smith, Zarel (14 November 2020) [https://its-cns.wixsite.com/orblian-observer/post/sertor-valentinus-named-dime-s-micronationalist-of-the-month-for-october Sertor Valentinus named Dime's Micronationalist of the Month for October]. ''Orblian Observer''. Retrieved 14 November 2020.</ref> and was employed by ''The Bannerman Online''<ref>[https://lavradabannerman.wordpress.com/author/zsrfilmreviewsowner/ Authored articles]. ''The Bannerman Online''. Retrieved 8 May 2020.</ref> for which he wrote two articles between 18 March 2019<ref>Smith, Zarel (18 March 2019) [https://lavradabannerman.wordpress.com/2019/03/18/tips-on-creating-micronational-currency/ Tips on creating micronational currency]. ''The Bannerman Online''. Retrieved 8 May 2020.</ref> until 16 April 2019.<ref>Smith, Zarel (16 April 2019) [https://lavradabannerman.wordpress.com/2019/04/16/new-eiffel-flag-referendum-finally-ends/ New Eiffel flag referendum finally ends]. ''The Bannerman Online''. Retrieved 8 May 2020.</ref> He quit on the grounds of his tardiness and incompetence. In the middle of 2020, Smith was made a Contributor for ''[[Messenger]]'' on 19 May,<ref>[[Messenger#Staff]]</ref>{{better source needed}} and was also employed at the ''[[Amerston Post]]''{{citation needed|date=August 2020}} and ''Net News''{{citation needed|date=August 2020}}, though never wrote nor contributed any news articles. Smith ran the moderately successful [[w:satire|satirical]] ''[[The Apple News]]'' from 9–23 January 2020, and oversaw 9 articles published in English.<ref group="‡">[[User:Z Luna Skye/sandboxes/The Apple News|The Apple News]] home page on MicroWiki. ''User:Z Luna Skye''. Retrieved 6 July 2020.</ref> It had four writers and was translated into three languages, English, [[w:Czech language|Czech]] (7 articles)<ref>[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/User:FTFcz/sandboxes/The_Apple_News_česky The Apple News Česky] home page on MicroWiki. ''User:FTFcz''. Retrieved 6 July 2020. ''(in Czech)''.</ref> and Afrikaans (1 article).<ref>[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/User:Z._Luna_Skye/sandboxes/The_Apple_News_Afrikaans The Apple News Afrikaans] home page on MicroWiki. ''User:Z. Luna Skye''. Retrieved 6 July 2020. ''(in Afrikaans)''.</ref> Smith was acting as Ad-Interim Press Secretary for the Grand Unified Micronational while Emperor Adam I focused on finishing his degree, and wrote nine articles on the Quorum minutes between 1 February until 30 March. Furthermore, Smith was also responsible for ''[[I stole this. fun facts!]]'', a series of daily posts of mostly [[w:trivia|trivia]] made to the [[YBM|Yellow Bear Micronational]]-3 (YBM-3 or ybm-3) channel on the [[MicroWiki@Discord]] [[w:Discord (software)|Discord]] server between 2 December 2019 until 30 May 2020. On 28 January, Smith began writing his first book ''The Micronation Index: A Book About Micronationalism'', although he had previously written a large number of shorts and poems prior, particularly ones featuring [[Hardy the Fox]]. Smith has also coined the phrases "[[domain hack]]"<ref>[https://dictionary.micronations.wiki/wiki/Domain_hack domain hack] on [[MicroWikiDictionary]]</ref> and "[[New Year's Micronation]]".
  
=== Sports ===
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===Sports===
 
Smith frequently plays the [[Principality of New Eiffel#Sport|New Eiffelic sport]] [[Rugbull]]. Smith joined the [[Micronational Chess League]] on 7 February 2019.<ref>[https://www.chess.com/member/Z_Luna_Skye Z. Luna Skye] user profile. ''chess.com''. Retrieved 2 July 2020.</ref> Smith held the [[2019 Micronational Rock Paper Scissors Tournament]] between 29 July—5 August 2019, which saw sixteen nations compete; due to its success, Smith was later made the Vice-President of Sanctioned Events of the [[Micronational Olympic Federation]], which he served between 17 October 2019—30 September 2020, overseeing the [[2020 MOF Rock Paper Scissors Tournament]]. Furthermore, Smith competed for New Eiffel in the [[2020 MOF Games]], where he won silver in ''[[w:Agar.io|Agar.io]]''.<ref>[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/2020_MOF_Games 2020 MOF Games] on MicroWiki. Retrieved 2 July 2020.</ref>
 
Smith frequently plays the [[Principality of New Eiffel#Sport|New Eiffelic sport]] [[Rugbull]]. Smith joined the [[Micronational Chess League]] on 7 February 2019.<ref>[https://www.chess.com/member/Z_Luna_Skye Z. Luna Skye] user profile. ''chess.com''. Retrieved 2 July 2020.</ref> Smith held the [[2019 Micronational Rock Paper Scissors Tournament]] between 29 July—5 August 2019, which saw sixteen nations compete; due to its success, Smith was later made the Vice-President of Sanctioned Events of the [[Micronational Olympic Federation]], which he served between 17 October 2019—30 September 2020, overseeing the [[2020 MOF Rock Paper Scissors Tournament]]. Furthermore, Smith competed for New Eiffel in the [[2020 MOF Games]], where he won silver in ''[[w:Agar.io|Agar.io]]''.<ref>[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/2020_MOF_Games 2020 MOF Games] on MicroWiki. Retrieved 2 July 2020.</ref>
  
=== Business ===
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===Business===
Smith is the CEO of numerous companies, with varying industries, including [[Win-a-lot Casino]], a [[w:Pop-up retail|pop-up]] [[w:Casino|casino]] which appears in [[New Leeds]] annually,<ref>New Eiffel, [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbTDJ5zPT6o Win-a-lot Casino Advert - Christmas 2019 - "This is Win-a-lot Casino"] on [[w:YouTube|YouTube]]. Uploaded on 5 March 2020. Retrieved 25 June 2020.</ref> and the [[w:Luxury goods|luxury]] fashion company and brand [[Zínt]],<ref>[https://zintfashion.tumblr.com/post/188832807979/about-z%C3%ADnt#notes Zínt News Blog] on Tumblr. Retrieved 8 May 2020.</ref><ref name="zp">[https://www.pinterest.co.uk/zntfashion/ Zínt Fashion on Pinterest]. Retrieved 8 May 2020.</ref> which has no directly operated stores, and sells shoes, bags, shirts and other non-clothing items, such as a wooden stand.<ref name="zint1"/> Also acting as the agent, Smith controls all Zínt social medias, and produces commercials for the [[w:YouTube|YouTube]] channel.<ref>[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCBlL3zfhNSaihO5hRY4zVQ Zínt Fashion official YouTube channel]. Retrieved 8 May 2020.</ref> Zínt released the Practical Shoe Line on 3 March 2020, which consists of five shoes, all designed by Smith.<ref name="zint2"/>
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Smith is the CEO of numerous companies, with varying industries, including [[Win-a-lot Casino]], a [[w:Pop-up retail|pop-up]] [[w:Casino|casino]] which appears in [[New Leeds]] annually,<ref>New Eiffel, [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbTDJ5zPT6o Win-a-lot Casino Advert - Christmas 2019 - "This is Win-a-lot Casino"] on [[w:YouTube|YouTube]]. Uploaded on 5 March 2020. Retrieved 25 June 2020.</ref> and the [[w:Luxury goods|luxury]] fashion company and brand [[Zínt]],<ref>[https://zintfashion.tumblr.com/post/188832807979/about-z%C3%ADnt#notes Zínt News Blog] on Tumblr. Retrieved 8 May 2020.</ref><ref name="zp">[https://www.pinterest.co.uk/zntfashion/ Zínt Fashion on Pinterest]. Retrieved 8 May 2020.</ref> which has no directly operated stores, and sells shoes, bags, shirts and other non-clothing items, such as a wooden stand.<ref name="zint1" /> Also acting as the agent, Smith controls all Zínt social medias, and produces commercials for the [[w:YouTube|YouTube]] channel.<ref>[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCBlL3zfhNSaihO5hRY4zVQ Zínt Fashion official YouTube channel]. Retrieved 8 May 2020.</ref> Zínt released the Practical Shoe Line on 3 March 2020, which consists of five shoes, all designed by Smith.<ref name="zint2" />
  
== Public profile ==
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==Public profile==
=== Influence and public opinion ===
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===Influence and public opinion===
 
[[File:Zarel in InterYet to Come.jpeg|thumb|230px|A still from the short ''[[imdb:tt10620080|InterYet to Come]]'' (2019), the image of Smith later became associated with the "[[Zedposting]]" [[meme]]]]
 
[[File:Zarel in InterYet to Come.jpeg|thumb|230px|A still from the short ''[[imdb:tt10620080|InterYet to Come]]'' (2019), the image of Smith later became associated with the "[[Zedposting]]" [[meme]]]]
 
[[File:Prince Zarel I Street, Tonvalk.png|thumb|230px|Street in Tonvalk, [[Ünie]]]]
 
[[File:Prince Zarel I Street, Tonvalk.png|thumb|230px|Street in Tonvalk, [[Ünie]]]]
Smith has often been cited as being one of the most influential micronationalists in the "New Guard", and has been recognised throughout the [[history of the MicroWiki community]] during the [[history of the MicroWiki community#Discord Era|Discord Era]].<ref>[[History of the MicroWiki community]]</ref> [[Emiel Hardy]], writing for ''Courant van Lazia'', called Smith "film-obsessed," "colourful," "hard-working" and a combination of "creative and funny."<ref name="MA"/> In the [[MicroWiki General Survey]] conducted between 9–11 November 2019, a question asking people to fill in checkboxes from a list of eight MicroWiki micronationalists for which they had heard of Smith was tied alongside [[Jonathan I]] of [[Austenasia]] for the most with 91.2% out of 34 respondents. For the [[New Eiffel general election, 2020|May 2020 New Eiffelic general election]], a question asking respondents "What are your views regarding Prince Zarel I?" asked respondents to rank him between the numbers 1–10, 1 being bad and 10 being good. 9 respondents gave a 10, and 1 respondent each gave 9, 8, 6, and a 1.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (24 May 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l9bXjmBzSTA4WWi8_KFujoyiJtE1AUefti1ApzCO3yM/edit Final Report to the New Eiffel General Election, 2020]. ''[[Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission]]''.</ref> Smith came fourth out of twenty-five on the [[MicroWiki's Top 25]] survey conducted in October 2020 by [[Roscoe Statistics]]. The survey had twenty-nine respondents.<ref>[[Daniel Roscoe|Roscoe, Daniel]], [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/761281298358206505/770952501776220200/Survey.docx MicroWiki@Discord 25 User Survey]. ''[[Roscoe Statistics]]''.</ref> On [[MicroWiki@Discord]], Smith has sent over 64,000 messages since he first joined in February 2019.<ref>"from:zarel#4073", [[MicroWiki@Discord]] server chat log records.</ref> Alongside the ''[[@New Eiffel Government]]'' and ''[[Zedposting]]'' [[meme]]s, Smith is also known for constantly having his status show "offline" even when he is not, and is also known for his comedic catchphrase "smh my head." Smith was a member of five invitation-only social clubs, and joined the [[Micropolitan Club and Lounge]] on 18 August 2019, and is also a former member of Drunkiz Gadurō, [[Archie Birch#Microfurs:|Microfurs]] and is a co-founder of [[The Fun Gang]] and [[TOES]].<ref name="Toes"/>
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Smith has often been cited as being one of the most influential micronationalists in the "New Guard", and has been recognised throughout the [[history of the MicroWiki community]] during the [[history of the MicroWiki community#Discord Era|Discord Era]].<ref>[[History of the MicroWiki community]]</ref> [[Emiel Hardy]], writing for ''Courant van Lazia'', called Smith "film-obsessed," "colourful," "hard-working" and a combination of "creative and funny."<ref name="MA" /> In the [[MicroWiki General Survey]] conducted between 9–11 November 2019, a question asking people to fill in checkboxes from a list of eight MicroWiki micronationalists for which they had heard of Smith was tied alongside [[Jonathan I]] of [[Austenasia]] for the most with 91.2% out of 34 respondents. For the [[New Eiffel general election, 2020|May 2020 New Eiffelic general election]], a question asking respondents "What are your views regarding Prince Zarel I?" asked respondents to rank him between the numbers 1–10, 1 being bad and 10 being good. 9 respondents gave a 10, and 1 respondent each gave 9, 8, 6, and a 1.<ref>Lycon, Jayden (24 May 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l9bXjmBzSTA4WWi8_KFujoyiJtE1AUefti1ApzCO3yM/edit Final Report to the New Eiffel General Election, 2020]. ''[[Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission]]''.</ref> Smith came fourth out of twenty-five on the [[MicroWiki's Top 25]] survey conducted in October 2020 by [[Roscoe Statistics]]. The survey had twenty-nine respondents.<ref>[[Daniel Hamilton|Hamilton, Daniel]], [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/761281298358206505/770952501776220200/Survey.docx MicroWiki@Discord 25 User Survey]. ''[[Roscoe Statistics]]''.</ref> On [[MicroWiki@Discord]], Smith has sent over 64,000 messages since he first joined in February 2019.<ref>"from:zarel#4073", [[MicroWiki@Discord]] server chat log records.</ref> Alongside the ''[[@New Eiffel Government]]'' and ''[[Zedposting]]'' [[meme]]s, Smith is also known for constantly having his status show "offline" even when he is not, and is also known for his comedic catchphrase "smh my head." Smith was a member of five invitation-only social clubs, and joined the [[Micropolitan Club and Lounge]] on 18 August 2019, and is also a former member of Drunkiz Gadurō, [[Archie Birch#Microfurs:|Microfurs]] and is a co-founder of [[The Fun Gang]] and [[TOES]].<ref name="Toes" />
  
=== In the press ===
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===In the press===
 
Smith has been the subject of or mentioned in a number of news articles from various sources, including ''[[The Abeldane]]'' (formerly ''L'Sydunche''), ''[[Austenasian Times]]'', ''Brookside Gazette'', ''[[Charlington Press]]'', ''The Essexian Post'', ''[[Home-made Crown Journal]]'', ''Orblian Observer'', Plushunian News Service and ''[[Seybold Today]]''. He was also mentioned in his self-authored articles on ''[[List of news companies in New Eiffel|Journal en Eiffel]]'', ''[[List of news companies in New Eiffel|New Eiffel News]]'' and the [[Ponderosan News Agency]]. Smith's [[w:Curriculum vitae|CV]] was posted on ''Courant van Lazia'' and his short education autobiography on ''[[The New Eiffel Times]]'', which was revised by [[Emily Gréz]]. ''[[Micronational Gazette]]'' published on opinion article on Smith.
 
Smith has been the subject of or mentioned in a number of news articles from various sources, including ''[[The Abeldane]]'' (formerly ''L'Sydunche''), ''[[Austenasian Times]]'', ''Brookside Gazette'', ''[[Charlington Press]]'', ''The Essexian Post'', ''[[Home-made Crown Journal]]'', ''Orblian Observer'', Plushunian News Service and ''[[Seybold Today]]''. He was also mentioned in his self-authored articles on ''[[List of news companies in New Eiffel|Journal en Eiffel]]'', ''[[List of news companies in New Eiffel|New Eiffel News]]'' and the [[Ponderosan News Agency]]. Smith's [[w:Curriculum vitae|CV]] was posted on ''Courant van Lazia'' and his short education autobiography on ''[[The New Eiffel Times]]'', which was revised by [[Emily Gréz]]. ''[[Micronational Gazette]]'' published on opinion article on Smith.
  
=== Criticism ===
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===Criticism===
In an opinion piece on Smith for the [[Micronational Gazette]] written by [[Isaiah Burdette]], Burdette, whom he called him one of the most well-respected micronationalists, argued that Smith's large number of positions he held at one time was consequences for his overall participation and activity, citing; "Yet he was inactive in his position of Global Councilor in [[Yu-Xia]]. I recall him not making or even voting on most bills proposed to Global Council. I think he should not have taken the position if he was not going to be very active in it." He also recalled he had barely seen Smith post messages in Yu-Xia's Discord server.<ref name="op"/>
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In an opinion piece on Smith for the [[Micronational Gazette]] written by [[Isaiah Burdette]], Burdette, whom he called him one of the most well-respected micronationalists, argued that Smith's large number of positions he held at one time was consequences for his overall participation and activity, citing; "Yet he was inactive in his position of Global Councilor in [[Yu-Xia]]. I recall him not making or even voting on most bills proposed to Global Council. I think he should not have taken the position if he was not going to be very active in it." He also recalled he had barely seen Smith post messages in Yu-Xia's Discord server.<ref name="op" />
  
=== Popular culture ===
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===Popular culture===
 
{{Main|Zedposting|@New Eiffel Government}}
 
{{Main|Zedposting|@New Eiffel Government}}
In late-2019, he was the subject of the [[MicroWiki meme]] "[[Zed Face|Zedface]]". In February 2020, he was the subject of the "[[Zedposting]]" meme. Zedposting includes posting random text, memes, and images relating to Smith. Multiple forms of Zedposting include "''Zedtv''", an image of Zed wearing a cardboard computer mask, and "''Zedism''" a comical religion based around Zedtv. The popular [[MicroWiki meme]] "''[[@New Eiffel Government]]''" includes users pinging ("@ing") Smith's Discord account on MicroWiki@Discord.<ref name="blackwood">Blackwood, Ives (18 November 2020) [https://homemadecrownjournal.wordpress.com/2020/11/18/microwikidiscord-shutdown-continues-despite-user-resistance/ MicroWiki@Discord shutdown continues despite user resistance]. ''Home-made Crown Journal''. Retrieved 18 November 2020.</ref> It later became a chain on the server and had its own channel created from its popularity.<ref name="blackwood"/> The channel reached its ten-thousandth ping in September 2020. Smith is the subject of the fiction ''The NHS is at its Best'',<ref>Anonymous, [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/668550194257985561/688823827039649832/The_NHS_is_at_its_Best.pdf The NHS is at its Best (FULL)]. '''[PDF]'''</ref> and is also mentioned in the [[Testaments of Bob]]<ref>[https://bobism.ml/The_First_and_Second_Testaments_of_Bob.pdf The First and Second Testaments of Bob]. '''[PDF]'''. Retrieved 6 November 2020.</ref> and  
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In late-2019, he was the subject of the [[MicroWiki meme]] "[[Zed Face|Zedface]]". In February 2020, he was the subject of the "[[Zedposting]]" meme. Zedposting includes posting random text, memes, and images relating to Smith. Multiple forms of Zedposting include "''Zedtv''", an image of Zed wearing a cardboard computer mask, and "''Zedism''" a comical religion based around Zedtv. The popular [[MicroWiki meme]] "''[[@New Eiffel Government]]''" includes users pinging ("@ing") Smith's Discord account on MicroWiki@Discord.<ref name="blackwood">Blackwood, Ives (18 November 2020) [https://homemadecrownjournal.wordpress.com/2020/11/18/microwikidiscord-shutdown-continues-despite-user-resistance/ MicroWiki@Discord shutdown continues despite user resistance]. ''Home-made Crown Journal''. Retrieved 18 November 2020.</ref> It later became a chain on the server and had its own channel created from its popularity.<ref name="blackwood" /> The channel reached its ten-thousandth ping in September 2020. Smith is the subject of the fiction ''The NHS is at its Best'',<ref>Anonymous, [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/668550194257985561/688823827039649832/The_NHS_is_at_its_Best.pdf The NHS is at its Best (FULL)]. '''[PDF]'''</ref> and is also mentioned in the [[Testaments of Bob]]<ref>[https://bobism.ml/The_First_and_Second_Testaments_of_Bob.pdf The First and Second Testaments of Bob]. '''[PDF]'''. Retrieved 6 November 2020.</ref> and  
 
[[Ivan of Brienia]]'s ''MICROHUNGER MICROGAMES: MICRONO MICROESCAPE''<ref>Ivan of Brienia (26 October 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O5MiV72a8lLWJ0ITeTbwBGOhi6hM_gJSURGyaaINS3c/edit?usp=sharing MICROHUNGER MICROGAMES: MICRONO MICROESCAPE] on Google Docs. Retrieved 30 October 2020.</ref> and its sequel ''MICROHUNGER MICROGAMES: MICROTHRUTH MICROREVEAL''.<ref>Ivan of Brienia (27 October 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CgaxCw9EpvQZWmdKjc0cCINI7kyxExDVQsYjbYUm9Vk/edit?usp=drivesdk MICROHUNGER MICROGAMES: MICROTHRUTH MICROREVEAL] on Google Docs. Retrieved 30 October 2020.</ref>
 
[[Ivan of Brienia]]'s ''MICROHUNGER MICROGAMES: MICRONO MICROESCAPE''<ref>Ivan of Brienia (26 October 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O5MiV72a8lLWJ0ITeTbwBGOhi6hM_gJSURGyaaINS3c/edit?usp=sharing MICROHUNGER MICROGAMES: MICRONO MICROESCAPE] on Google Docs. Retrieved 30 October 2020.</ref> and its sequel ''MICROHUNGER MICROGAMES: MICROTHRUTH MICROREVEAL''.<ref>Ivan of Brienia (27 October 2020) [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CgaxCw9EpvQZWmdKjc0cCINI7kyxExDVQsYjbYUm9Vk/edit?usp=drivesdk MICROHUNGER MICROGAMES: MICROTHRUTH MICROREVEAL] on Google Docs. Retrieved 30 October 2020.</ref>
  
=== Accolades and honours ===
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===Accolades and honours===
 
{{main|List of streets and roads named after Zarel Smith}}
 
{{main|List of streets and roads named after Zarel Smith}}
There have been numerous micronational [[List of streets and roads named after Zarel Smith|streets and roads named after Smith]], as well as a hill in [[Bartonia]]. Smith was nominated for Dime Magazine's [[Micronationalist of the Year]] for 2019, coming close-second with eight votes to Emperor Adam's nine. Smith was selected as Dime's "[[Micronationalist of the Month]]" for February 2020, after having previously been nominated for March and August 2019,<ref>[https://sites.google.com/view/zeddy-smith/awards Awards]. Zed's personal website.</ref> and was also ranked fourth of ten by [[Nicholas Randouler]] in his [[user:NickRandouler/MonthlyMWMPowerIndex|Monthly MicroWiki Micronationalists Power Index for May 2020]].<ref name="mwm"/> Furthermore, Smith placed himself fourth on the "[[MicroWiki's 25 Most Influential (2020)|MicroWiki's 25 Most Influential]]" list for 2020 in December.<ref name="Blackwood5"/><ref name="Twenty"/>
 
  
Smith has won several awards for the annual ZSR Awards in the erstwhile New Eiffel; in 2019, he won Best Picture for ''[[Epic Action Movie]]'' and Best Editing for ''[[Dimensions: Choices]]''. In 2020, he won Best Acting as Edward London II in ''India Man!'', also being nominated for the award as Gregory Hutts in ''[[Insaniam]]'', and won Best Editing for ''[[Big Fluffy Socks for the Winter Golem]]''.
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There have been numerous micronational [[List of streets and roads named after Zarel Smith|streets and roads named after Smith]], as well as a hill in [[Bartonia]]. Smith was nominated for Dime Magazine's [[Micronationalist of the Year]] for 2019, coming close-second with eight votes to Emperor Adam's nine. Smith was selected as Dime's "[[Micronationalist of the Month]]" for February 2020, after having previously been nominated for March and August 2019,<ref>[https://sites.google.com/view/zeddy-smith/awards Awards]. Zed's personal website.</ref> and was also ranked fourth of ten by [[Nicholas Randouler]] in his [[user:NickRandouler/MonthlyMWMPowerIndex|Monthly MicroWiki Micronationalists Power Index for May 2020]].<ref name="mwm" /> Furthermore, Smith placed himself fourth on the "[[MicroWiki's 25 Most Influential (2020)|MicroWiki's 25 Most Influential]]" list for 2020 in December.<ref name="Blackwood5" /><ref name="Twenty" />
  
== Personal life ==
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Smith has won several awards for the annual ZSR Awards in the erstwhile New Eiffel; in 2019, he won Best Picture for ''[[Epic Action Movie]]'' and Best Editing for ''[[Dimensions: Choices]]''. In 2020, he won Best Acting as Edward London II in ''India Man!'', also being nominated for the award as Gregory Hutts in ''[[Insaniam]]'', and won Best Editing for ''[[Big Fluffy Socks for the Winter Golem]]''.<ref>[https://docs.google.com/document/d/11NPfHwwdiGX66Ct2adv1Y2bydolvyveCg-Zzqx7agdA/edit?usp=sharing ZSR Awards 2020], 7 January 2021. Press release, 13 March 2021. Retrieved 13 March 2021.</ref>
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==Personal life==
 
[[File:Zarel in Liechtenstein.jpeg|thumb|Smith in [[w:Liechtenstein|Liechtenstein]], October 2019]]
 
[[File:Zarel in Liechtenstein.jpeg|thumb|Smith in [[w:Liechtenstein|Liechtenstein]], October 2019]]
 
[[File:ZedBoating.jpg|thumb|Smith boating on [[w:The Broads|The Broads]], [[w:Norfolk|Norfolk]], October 2020]]
 
[[File:ZedBoating.jpg|thumb|Smith boating on [[w:The Broads|The Broads]], [[w:Norfolk|Norfolk]], October 2020]]
 
[[File:Trixie the Cat, 2020.jpeg|thumb|[[Royal Cat|Trixie]], Smith's cat]]
 
[[File:Trixie the Cat, 2020.jpeg|thumb|[[Royal Cat|Trixie]], Smith's cat]]
Smith currently resides with his family in [[w:Greater London|Greater London]].<ref>@TheSohnlandGov (2 April 2020) [https://twitter.com/TheSohnlandGov/status/1245795838074421248 I made a new #micronations map! I hope you like it!] on [[w:Twitter|Twitter]].</ref> Smith owns a cat to keep him company,{{efn|Legal ownership is given to his father on behalf of the Smith family}} [[Royal Cat|Trixie]], whom he had declared the "[[Royal Cat]]" of New Eiffel. Alongside Trixie, another cat, [[Mango (cat)|Mango]], a dog, Rola, accompany his residence. Born in the UK to South African parents, Smith holds both [[w:British nationality law|British]] and [[w:South African nationality law|South African citizenship]], and natively speaks [[w:English|English]] and [[w:Afrikaans|Afrikaans]].<ref name="MA"/><ref name="1-5">[[Zed#Works cited|Notes, p. 1–5]]</ref> Smith claims to have the '[[w:personality type|personality type]]' [[w:INTJ|INTJ]], and is an [[w:introvert|introvert]]. He also calls himself a [[w:Night owl (person)|night owl]].<ref name="1-5"/> Smith is a [[w:cinephile|cinephile]], and documents every film he watches,<ref group="‡">[[User:Z. Luna Skye/FILM|FILM]] on MicroWiki. ''User:Z. Luna Skye''. Retrieved 27 July 2020.</ref> claiming to have seen over 1,600 [[w:feature film|feature films]].<ref>[https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?title_type=feature,tv_movie,tv_special,documentary,video&runtime=45,&my_ratings=restrict&sort=num_votes,asc Movies Zarel has allegedly seen]. ''[[w:IMDb|IMDb]]''. Retrieved 28 April 2020.</ref> Smith is subscribed to eleven [[w:streaming service|streaming services]]. Smith has cited his favourite films as ''[[w:12 Angry Men (1957 film)|12 Angry Men]]'' (1957), ''[[w:Wolf Children|Wolf Children]]'' (2012), ''[[w:Felidae (film)|Felidae]]'' (1994), ''[[w:It's a Wonderful Life|It's a Wonderful Life]]'' (1946), ''[[w:Princess Mononoke|Princess Mononoke]]'' (1997) and ''[[w:The Wizard of Oz (1939 film)|The Wizard of Oz]]'' (1939).<ref>[https://letterboxd.com/Z_Luna_Skye/films/ Letterboxd account "Favourite films"]. Retrieved 27 April 2020.</ref> His favourite film directer is [[w:Akira Kurosawa|Akira Kurosawa]], and his favourite living actors are [[w:Aamir Khan|Aamir Khan]], [[w:Jake Gyllenhaal|Jake Gyllenhaal]] and [[w:Eugenio Derbez|Eugenio Derbez]]. His favourite [[w:film genre|film genre]] is [[w:psychological thriller|psychological thriller]], such as the films ''[[w:Rashomon|Rashomon]]'' (1950), ''[[w:Psycho (1960 film)|Psycho]]'' (1960) and ''[[w:Taxi Driver|Taxi Driver]]'' (1976).<ref group="‡">[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/User:Z._Luna_Skye/FILM/Film_ratings Film ratings] on User:Z Luna Skye. ''MicroWiki''. Retrieved 8 November 2020.</ref><ref group="‡">[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/User:Z_Luna_Skye/FILM/Best_psychological_thrillers Best psychological thrillers]. ''User:Z Luna Skye''. Retrieved 27 November 2020</ref>
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Smith currently resides with his family in [[w:Greater London|Greater London]].<ref>@TheSohnlandGov (2 April 2020) [https://twitter.com/TheSohnlandGov/status/1245795838074421248 I made a new #micronations map! I hope you like it!] on [[w:Twitter|Twitter]].</ref> Smith owns a cat to keep him company,{{efn|Legal ownership is given to his father on behalf of the Smith family}} [[Royal Cat|Trixie]], whom he had declared the "[[Royal Cat]]" of New Eiffel. Alongside Trixie, another cat, [[Mango (cat)|Mango]], a dog, Rola, accompany his residence. Born in the UK to South African parents, Smith holds both [[w:British nationality law|British]] and [[w:South African nationality law|South African citizenship]], and natively speaks [[w:English|English]] and [[w:Afrikaans|Afrikaans]].<ref name="MA" /><ref name="1-5">[[Zed#Works cited|Notes, p. 1–5]]</ref> Smith claims to have the '[[w:personality type|personality type]]' [[w:INTJ|INTJ]], and is an [[w:introvert|introvert]]. He also calls himself a [[w:Night owl (person)|night owl]].<ref name="1-5" /> Smith is a [[w:cinephile|cinephile]], and documents every film he watches,<ref group="‡">[[User:Z. Luna Skye/FILM|FILM]] on MicroWiki. ''User:Z. Luna Skye''. Retrieved 27 July 2020.</ref> claiming to have seen over 1,600 [[w:feature film|feature films]].<ref>[https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?title_type=feature,tv_movie,tv_special,documentary,video&runtime=45,&my_ratings=restrict&sort=num_votes,asc Movies Zarel has allegedly seen]. ''[[w:IMDb|IMDb]]''. Retrieved 28 April 2020.</ref> Smith is subscribed to eleven [[w:streaming service|streaming services]]. Smith has cited his favourite films as ''[[w:12 Angry Men (1957 film)|12 Angry Men]]'' (1957), ''[[w:Wolf Children|Wolf Children]]'' (2012), ''[[w:Felidae (film)|Felidae]]'' (1994), ''[[w:It's a Wonderful Life|It's a Wonderful Life]]'' (1946), ''[[w:Princess Mononoke|Princess Mononoke]]'' (1997) and ''[[w:The Wizard of Oz (1939 film)|The Wizard of Oz]]'' (1939).<ref>[https://letterboxd.com/Z_Luna_Skye/films/ Letterboxd account "Favourite films"]. Retrieved 27 April 2020.</ref> His favourite film directer is [[w:Akira Kurosawa|Akira Kurosawa]], and his favourite living actors are [[w:Aamir Khan|Aamir Khan]], [[w:Jake Gyllenhaal|Jake Gyllenhaal]] and [[w:Eugenio Derbez|Eugenio Derbez]]. His favourite [[w:film genre|film genre]] is [[w:psychological thriller|psychological thriller]], such as the films ''[[w:Rashomon|Rashomon]]'' (1950), ''[[w:Psycho (1960 film)|Psycho]]'' (1960) and ''[[w:Taxi Driver|Taxi Driver]]'' (1976).<ref group="‡">[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/User:Z._Luna_Skye/FILM/Film_ratings Film ratings] on User:Z Luna Skye. ''MicroWiki''. Retrieved 8 November 2020.</ref><ref group="‡">[https://micronations.wiki/wiki/User:Z_Luna_Skye/FILM/Best_psychological_thrillers Best psychological thrillers]. ''User:Z Luna Skye''. Retrieved 27 November 2020</ref>
  
Smith enjoys contributing to [[w:wiki|wikis]], encyclopaedias, archives and databases,<ref name="MA"/> namely MicroWiki, [[w:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]],<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Anonymous_7481 User:Anonymous 7481] on Wikipedia. Retrieved 3 July 2020.</ref> [[w:IMDb|IMDb]],<ref>[https://www.imdb.com/user/ur85977486/?ref_=nv_usr_prof_2 Zarel's IMDb account]. ''[[w:IMDb|IMDb]]''. Retrieved 19 April 2020.</ref> the Internet Archive,<ref>[https://archive.org/details/@zedsmith @ZedSmith] on the Internet Archive.</ref> Awful Movies Wiki,<ref>[https://awfulmovies.miraheze.org/wiki/User:Z._Luna_Skye User:Z. Luna Skye] on Awful Movies Wiki. Retrieved 3 July 2020.</ref> [[Royal Wiki]],<ref>https://mahuset.miraheze.org/wiki/User:Z._Luna_Skye</ref> [[w:WikiFur|WikiFur]]<ref>[https://en.wikifur.com/wiki/User:Z._Luna_Skye User:Z. Luna Skye] on WikiFur. Retrieved 3 July 2020.</ref> and [[w:WikiTree|WikiTree]],<ref>[https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Smith-207204 User:Z. Luna Skye] on WikiTree. Retrieved 3 July 2020.</ref> and the former wikis [[New Eiffel Wiki]],<ref>[https://community.fandom.com/wiki/Community_Central:Not_a_valid_community?from=neweiffelwiki.fandom.com User:Z. Luna Skye] on New Eiffel Wiki. Retrieved 3 July 2020.</ref> ''[[The Konmalehth Libraries]]''<ref>[https://konmalehth.miraheze.org/wiki/User:Z._Luna_Skye User:Z. Luna Skye] on ''The Konmalehth Libtaries''. Retrieved 3 July 2020.</ref> and ''Un-Recognized Nations''.<ref>[https://unrecnations.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=User:Z._Luna_Skye User:Z. Luna Skye] on Unrecnations. Retrieved 3 July 2020.</ref><ref>[https://awfulmovies.miraheze.org/wiki/User:Z._Luna_Skye "Wikis I edit"] on AwfulMoviesWiki. Retrieved 28 April 2020.</ref><ref>[https://dictionary.micronations.wiki/wiki/User:Z._Luna_Skye Z. Luna Skye] on [[MicroWikiDictionary]]. Retrieved 2 June 2020.</ref> Despite identifying as a workaholic, Smith loves the outdoors, and enjoys traveling, [[w:hiking|hiking]], [[w:camping|camping]] and [[w:glamping|glamping]], [[w:photography|photography]] and [[w:mountain biking|mountain biking]]. He frequently vacations outside of England, and has visited eleven countries on two [[w:continent|continents]]. His favourite trips were [[w:Switzerland|Switzerland]] and [[w:Liechtenstein|Liechtenstein]]. Smith collects [[w:Stuffed toy|stuffed animals]] from places he visits as a souvenir, and currently has over fifty.<ref group="‡">Smith, Zarel. [https://micronations.wiki/wiki/User:Z._Luna_Skye/Places_I_have_visited Places I have visited] on MicroWiki. Retrieved 30 June 2020.</ref> Smith is also a [[w:furry|furry]],<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20200315020110/https://furretreat.rocks/ Team]. ''The Furretreat''. Archived from [https://furretreat.rocks/#team the original] on 15 March 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2020.</ref> and is a big fan of [[w:geography|geography]], [[w:cultural geography|cultural geography]], [[w:Transport geography|transport geography]] and [[w:religious geography|religious geography]]. Smith also studies [[w:Psychopathology|psychopathology]]. Smith is a fan of the [[w:Philadelphia| Philadelphian]] singer [http://niicmusic.com/ Kyle McCarthy "NIIC the Singing Dog"] and [[w:France|French]] [[w:electro-swing|electro-swing]] band [[w:Caravan Palace|Caravan Palace]]. Smith's favourite [[w:book|book]] is ''[[w:A Christmas Carol|A Christmas Carol]]''<ref name="ti"/> and his favourite television show is the [[w:Japan|Japanese]] [[w:anime|anime]] ''[[w:Beastars|Beastars]]''.<ref>[[Zed#Works cited|Notes, p. 11]]</ref><ref>[[Zed#Data control|Microbio]]</ref>
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Smith enjoys contributing to [[w:wiki|wikis]], encyclopaedias, archives and databases,<ref name="MA" /> namely MicroWiki, [[w:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]],<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Anonymous_7481 User:Anonymous 7481] on Wikipedia. Retrieved 3 July 2020.</ref> [[w:IMDb|IMDb]],<ref>[https://www.imdb.com/user/ur85977486/?ref_=nv_usr_prof_2 Zarel's IMDb account]. ''[[w:IMDb|IMDb]]''. Retrieved 19 April 2020.</ref> the Internet Archive,<ref>[https://archive.org/details/@zedsmith @ZedSmith] on the Internet Archive.</ref> Awful Movies Wiki,<ref>[https://awfulmovies.miraheze.org/wiki/User:Z._Luna_Skye User:Z. Luna Skye] on Awful Movies Wiki. Retrieved 3 July 2020.</ref> [[Royal Wiki]],<ref>https://mahuset.miraheze.org/wiki/User:Z._Luna_Skye</ref> [[w:WikiFur|WikiFur]]<ref>[https://en.wikifur.com/wiki/User:Z._Luna_Skye User:Z. Luna Skye] on WikiFur. Retrieved 3 July 2020.</ref> and [[w:WikiTree|WikiTree]],<ref>[https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Smith-207204 User:Z. Luna Skye] on WikiTree. Retrieved 3 July 2020.</ref> and the former wikis [[New Eiffel Wiki]],<ref>[https://community.fandom.com/wiki/Community_Central:Not_a_valid_community?from=neweiffelwiki.fandom.com User:Z. Luna Skye] on New Eiffel Wiki. Retrieved 3 July 2020.</ref> ''[[The Konmalehth Libraries]]''<ref>[https://konmalehth.miraheze.org/wiki/User:Z._Luna_Skye User:Z. Luna Skye] on ''The Konmalehth Libtaries''. Retrieved 3 July 2020.</ref> and ''Un-Recognized Nations''.<ref>[https://unrecnations.miraheze.org/w/index.php?title=User:Z._Luna_Skye User:Z. Luna Skye] on Unrecnations. Retrieved 3 July 2020.</ref><ref>[https://awfulmovies.miraheze.org/wiki/User:Z._Luna_Skye "Wikis I edit"] on AwfulMoviesWiki. Retrieved 28 April 2020.</ref><ref>[https://dictionary.micronations.wiki/wiki/User:Z._Luna_Skye Z. Luna Skye] on [[MicroWikiDictionary]]. Retrieved 2 June 2020.</ref> Despite identifying as a workaholic, Smith loves the outdoors, and enjoys traveling, [[w:hiking|hiking]], [[w:camping|camping]] and [[w:glamping|glamping]], [[w:photography|photography]] and [[w:mountain biking|mountain biking]]. He frequently vacations outside of England, and has visited eleven countries on two [[w:continent|continents]]. His favourite trips were [[w:Switzerland|Switzerland]] and [[w:Liechtenstein|Liechtenstein]]. Smith collects [[w:Stuffed toy|stuffed animals]] from places he visits as a souvenir, and currently has over fifty.<ref group="‡">Smith, Zarel. [https://micronations.wiki/wiki/User:Z._Luna_Skye/Places_I_have_visited Places I have visited] on MicroWiki. Retrieved 30 June 2020.</ref> Smith is also a [[w:furry|furry]],<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20200315020110/https://furretreat.rocks/ Team]. ''The Furretreat''. Archived from [https://furretreat.rocks/#team the original] on 15 March 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2020.</ref> and is a big fan of [[w:geography|geography]], [[w:cultural geography|cultural geography]], [[w:Transport geography|transport geography]] and [[w:religious geography|religious geography]]. Smith also studies [[w:Psychopathology|psychopathology]]. Smith is a fan of the [[w:Philadelphia| Philadelphian]] singer [http://niicmusic.com/ Kyle McCarthy "NIIC the Singing Dog"] and [[w:France|French]] [[w:electro-swing|electro-swing]] band [[w:Caravan Palace|Caravan Palace]]. Smith's favourite [[w:book|book]] is ''[[w:A Christmas Carol|A Christmas Carol]]''<ref name="ti" /> and his favourite television show is the [[w:Japan|Japanese]] [[w:anime|anime]] ''[[w:Beastars|Beastars]]''.<ref>[[Zed#Works cited|Notes, p. 11]]</ref><ref>[[Zed#Data control|Microbio]]</ref>
  
 
Smith is a [[w:Teetotalism|teetotaler]] (though does not advocate against [[w:Alcoholic drink|alcohol consumption]]) and non-practicing [[w:Pescetarianism|pescatarian]].<ref>[[Zarel Smith, Duke of Hsed#Data control|Notes, p. 7–10]]</ref> Smith also has a form of [[w:Rhotacism (speech impediment)|rhotacism]], meaning he has an inability to pronounce the sound ''[[w:r|r]]''.
 
Smith is a [[w:Teetotalism|teetotaler]] (though does not advocate against [[w:Alcoholic drink|alcohol consumption]]) and non-practicing [[w:Pescetarianism|pescatarian]].<ref>[[Zarel Smith, Duke of Hsed#Data control|Notes, p. 7–10]]</ref> Smith also has a form of [[w:Rhotacism (speech impediment)|rhotacism]], meaning he has an inability to pronounce the sound ''[[w:r|r]]''.
  
=== Name ===
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===Name===
 
{{main|List of names used by Zarel Smith}}
 
{{main|List of names used by Zarel Smith}}
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Smith was named after his grandfather, who had died a few years before Smith was born. His full name is pronounced [[w:Help:IPA for English|zaːrəl ʋɪlˈɦɛlmɵs jaːˈkoːbɵs ˈsmɪθ]], though his name is commonly mispronounced [[w:Help:IPA for English|zɑːrɛl]]. Smith's real name, Zarel, is rarely used, as Smith restricts the use of his name online to [[w:pseudonyms|pseudonyms]], including on social media, video games, and websites, and his close family refers to him by [[w:Hypocorism|hypocoristic]] names whilst his more distant family refers to him as either the short forms "Zar" or "Zed". Within MicroWiki (where Smith spends the majority of his time) he is most commonly referred to as Zed, or a recently formed nickname "Zeddy". In Abelden, he was called "Zedy", and in [[Ikonia]] he was called "Zed Zarel", a combination of his common nickname and real name. His musical [[w:stage name|stage name]] is "[[DJ Zeddy]]" and his [[w:pen name|pen name]] and username on MicroWiki is "[[User:Z. Luna Skye|Z. Luna Skye]]".
 
Smith was named after his grandfather, who had died a few years before Smith was born. His full name is pronounced [[w:Help:IPA for English|zaːrəl ʋɪlˈɦɛlmɵs jaːˈkoːbɵs ˈsmɪθ]], though his name is commonly mispronounced [[w:Help:IPA for English|zɑːrɛl]]. Smith's real name, Zarel, is rarely used, as Smith restricts the use of his name online to [[w:pseudonyms|pseudonyms]], including on social media, video games, and websites, and his close family refers to him by [[w:Hypocorism|hypocoristic]] names whilst his more distant family refers to him as either the short forms "Zar" or "Zed". Within MicroWiki (where Smith spends the majority of his time) he is most commonly referred to as Zed, or a recently formed nickname "Zeddy". In Abelden, he was called "Zedy", and in [[Ikonia]] he was called "Zed Zarel", a combination of his common nickname and real name. His musical [[w:stage name|stage name]] is "[[DJ Zeddy]]" and his [[w:pen name|pen name]] and username on MicroWiki is "[[User:Z. Luna Skye|Z. Luna Skye]]".
  
=== Religion ===
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===Religion===
 
Religion has been prevalent in Smith's life. Smith was raised [[w:Protestant|Protestant]], originally attending an Afrikaans [[w:Church of England|Church of England]] church in [[w:Guildford|Guildford]]. After his family moved to Greater London, they began to attend Dundonald Church—which is apart of the Co-Mission Churches Trust charity—in [[2008]]. Smith identifies as simply "[[w:Christianity|Christian]]", asserting that he has no official [[w:Christian denomination|denomination]], though heavily leans towards [[w:Anglicanism|Anglican]] values. As Smith's family do not believe in [[w:Infant baptism|infantile christening]], believing that baptism should be for those who have confessed their sin and repented choosing to follow Jesus and wanting to publicly profess this, Smith is planning on being baptised at a later age.<ref>[[Zed#Further reading|HRANE]] archives</ref>
 
Religion has been prevalent in Smith's life. Smith was raised [[w:Protestant|Protestant]], originally attending an Afrikaans [[w:Church of England|Church of England]] church in [[w:Guildford|Guildford]]. After his family moved to Greater London, they began to attend Dundonald Church—which is apart of the Co-Mission Churches Trust charity—in [[2008]]. Smith identifies as simply "[[w:Christianity|Christian]]", asserting that he has no official [[w:Christian denomination|denomination]], though heavily leans towards [[w:Anglicanism|Anglican]] values. As Smith's family do not believe in [[w:Infant baptism|infantile christening]], believing that baptism should be for those who have confessed their sin and repented choosing to follow Jesus and wanting to publicly profess this, Smith is planning on being baptised at a later age.<ref>[[Zed#Further reading|HRANE]] archives</ref>
  
=== Politics ===
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===Politics===
 
Smith identities as an "[[w:anarcho-primitivism|anarcho-primitivist]]," although this claim has been disputed by A. Tarquitius Buteo, who claims to be a "''real'' anarcho-primitivist."<ref>Personal correspondence with [[Leon Montan]]</ref> Smith also continues to use technology despite his open opposition. Smith has always been a supporter of [[w:freedom of speech|freedom of speech]], religion and expression, and been against [[w:Internet censorship|censorship of the internet]], also having a strong belief that [[w:free content|knowledge should be free]]. Smith believes in [[w:consistent life ethic|consistent life ethic]].
 
Smith identities as an "[[w:anarcho-primitivism|anarcho-primitivist]]," although this claim has been disputed by A. Tarquitius Buteo, who claims to be a "''real'' anarcho-primitivist."<ref>Personal correspondence with [[Leon Montan]]</ref> Smith also continues to use technology despite his open opposition. Smith has always been a supporter of [[w:freedom of speech|freedom of speech]], religion and expression, and been against [[w:Internet censorship|censorship of the internet]], also having a strong belief that [[w:free content|knowledge should be free]]. Smith believes in [[w:consistent life ethic|consistent life ethic]].
  
== Royal portraits ==
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==Royal portraits==
 
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align: center;"
 
|-
 
|-
! rowspan="1" | Image  
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! rowspan="1" |Image
! rowspan="1" | Date
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! rowspan="1" |Date
! rowspan="1" | Photographed
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! rowspan="1" |Photographed
! rowspan="1" | Photographer
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! rowspan="1" |Photographer
! rowspan="1" | Location
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! rowspan="1" |Location
! rowspan="1" | Notes
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! rowspan="1" |Notes
 
|-
 
|-
| [[file:ZedI.jpg|80px]]
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|[[file:ZedI.jpg|80px]]
| 6 Mar 2019
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|6 Mar 2019
| Sep 2018
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|Sep 2018
| Malachi Goodrich <br><small>[[w:iPhone X|iPhone X]]</small>
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|Malachi Goodrich <br><small>[[w:iPhone X|iPhone X]]</small>
| [[w:United Kingdom|UK]], [[w:Gloucestershire|Gloucestershire]], [[w:South Gloucestershire|South Gloucestershire]]
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|[[w:United Kingdom|UK]], [[w:Gloucestershire|Gloucestershire]], [[w:South Gloucestershire|South Gloucestershire]]
| First royal portrait taken.
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|First royal portrait taken.
 
|-
 
|-
| [[File:ZarelJune2019.jpeg|80px]]
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|[[File:ZarelJune2019.jpeg|80px]]
| 11 Oct  2019
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|11 Oct  2019
| 7 Jun 2019
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|7 Jun 2019
| Self — Zarel Smith <br><small>[[w:iPad 5|iPad 5]]</small>
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|Self — Zarel Smith <br><small>[[w:iPad 5|iPad 5]]</small>
| New Eiffel, [[New Leeds]]
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|New Eiffel, [[New Leeds]]
| Last royal portrait taken before his [[abdication of Zarel I|abdication]].
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|Last royal portrait taken before his [[abdication of Zarel I|abdication]].
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
== Titles, styles, and honours ==
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==Titles, styles, and honours==
=== Titles ===
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===Titles===
 
{{see also|List of names used by Zarel Smith}}
 
{{see also|List of names used by Zarel Smith}}
  
 
;{{flag|Austenasia}}
 
;{{flag|Austenasia}}
*'''14 March 2019 – present: '''Lord Zarel Smith, Baron of Green Gate<ref name="sssZD"/>
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*'''14 March 2019 – present: '''Lord Zarel Smith, Baron of Green Gate<ref name="sssZD" />
  
 
;{{flag|Baustralia}}
 
;{{flag|Baustralia}}
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*'''24 October 2019 – 8 November 2020: '''His Excellency Zarel Smith, Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
*'''24 October 2019 – 8 November 2020: '''His Excellency Zarel Smith, Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
*'''8 November 2020 – present: '''His Excellency [[Private (Baustralian Army)|Rifleman]] Zarel Smith, Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 
*'''8 November 2020 – present: '''His Excellency [[Private (Baustralian Army)|Rifleman]] Zarel Smith, Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  
=== Noble ===
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===Noble===
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*{{flagiconstart|Hsed.jpeg|20px}} [[Hsed|Duke]]
 
*{{flagiconstart|Hsed.jpeg|20px}} [[Hsed|Duke]]
 
*{{flagiconstart|Flag of the Commonwealth of Essexia.svg|20px}} Lord
 
*{{flagiconstart|Flag of the Commonwealth of Essexia.svg|20px}} Lord
*{{flagiconstart|Abeldane flag.jpg|20px}} Baron  
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*{{flagiconstart|Abeldane flag.jpg|20px}} Baron
 
*{{flagiconstart|Flag of Green Gate.jpeg|20px}} [[Austenasian Nobles#Barons and Baronesses|Baron]]
 
*{{flagiconstart|Flag of Green Gate.jpeg|20px}} [[Austenasian Nobles#Barons and Baronesses|Baron]]
 
*{{flagiconstart|Flag of Socialist United Republic of Ünie.jpeg|20px}} Baron
 
*{{flagiconstart|Flag of Socialist United Republic of Ünie.jpeg|20px}} Baron
  
=== Honours ===  
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===Honours===  
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;{{flag|Grand Republic of Cycoldia}}
 
;{{flag|Grand Republic of Cycoldia}}
*'''18 June 2019 – present: [[File:New Bar of the Order of Christina I.png|46px|border]] '''Officer of the [[Order of Christina I]]''' OCI
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;{{flag|Ikonia}}
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*'''18 June 2019 – present: [[File:New Bar of the Order of Christina I.png|46px|border]] '''Officer of the [[Order of Christina I]]''' OCI'''
*'''1 September 2019 – present: [[File:OCP civil.svg|46px]] '''Officer of the [[Order of the Compatriots of Prestige]]''' OCP
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;{{flag|Austenasia}}
 
;{{flag|Austenasia}}
*'''21 September 2019 – present: '''Officer of the [[Austenasian Order|Austenasian Order]]''' OAO
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 +
*'''21 September 2019 – present: '''Officer of the [[Austenasian Order|Austenasian Order]]''' OAO'''
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;{{flag|Iustus}}
 
;{{flag|Iustus}}
*'''1 January 2020 – present: '''Member of the Order of Ongwanada'''; ''' "for diplomatic friendship"<ref name="ONG"/>
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*'''1 January 2020 – present: '''Member of the Order of Ongwanada'''; ''' "for diplomatic friendship"<ref name="ONG" />
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;[[File:FLAGMNG.png|25px|border]] [[Millania]]
 
;[[File:FLAGMNG.png|25px|border]] [[Millania]]
*'''1 January 2020 – present: '''Member of the [[Awards and Decorations of Millania|Most Glorious Order of Millanian Excellence]]''' MMX; ''' "for outstanding service to the community"<ref name="MIL"/>
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;[[File:KOEbenthal Flag Test4.png|24px|border]] [[Ebenthal]]
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*'''1 January 2020 – present: '''Member of the [[Awards and Decorations of Millania|Most Glorious Order of Millanian Excellence]]''' MMX; ''' "for outstanding service to the community"<ref name="MIL" />
*'''10 February 2020 — present: [[File:Order of the Silver Cat Ribbon3.png|46px|border]] '''Recipient of the [[Order of the Silver Cat]]''' GCGP
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;[[File:Flag of Ebenthal.svg|24px|border]] [[Ebenthal]]
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*'''10 February 2020 — present: [[File:Order of the Silver Cat - Ribbon.svg|46px|border]] '''Recipient of the [[Order of the Silver Cat]]''' GCGP'''
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;[[File:Fixed Malinovian Flag.png|24px|border]] [[Malinovia]]
 
;[[File:Fixed Malinovian Flag.png|24px|border]] [[Malinovia]]
*'''9 June 2020 — present: '''Recipient of the [[Order of the Malinovian Sun]]'''
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;{{flaglist|Misberia}}  
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*'''9 June 2020 — present: '''Recipient of the [[Order of the Malinovian Sun]]
*'''16 June 2020 — present: '''Knight of The [[Noble and Sovereign Order of Machias|Noble and Sovereign Order of Machias]]'''
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;{{flaglist|Kohlandia}}  
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;{{flaglist|Misberia}}
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*'''16 June 2020 — present: '''Knight of The [[Noble and Sovereign Order of Machias|Noble and Sovereign Order of Machias]]
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;{{flaglist|Kohlandia}}
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*'''16 October 2020 — present: '''Knight Commander of the [[Order of the Gryphon]]''' KHC; ''' "for services to micronationalism" [[file:KnightCommanderOrderGryphonMedal.png|25px]]
 
*'''16 October 2020 — present: '''Knight Commander of the [[Order of the Gryphon]]''' KHC; ''' "for services to micronationalism" [[file:KnightCommanderOrderGryphonMedal.png|25px]]
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;{{flaglist|Australis}}
 
;{{flaglist|Australis}}
*'''1 January 2021 — present: '''Gold-Class Recipient of the Order of the Greyhound''' OGG<ref name="20nyh">[https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1URYLnhiqq87pmWBWGZEvrv8e6Bc4NSnzIO29iX3iuWg/mobilebasic 2021 New Years Honours]</ref>
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*'''1 January 2021 — present: '''Gold-Class Recipient of the Order of the Greyhound''' OGG<ref name="20nyh">[https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1URYLnhiqq87pmWBWGZEvrv8e6Bc4NSnzIO29iX3iuWg/mobilebasic 2021 New Years Honours]</ref>'''
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;{{flaglist|Australis}}
 
;{{flaglist|Australis}}
*'''1 January 2021 – present: '''Member of the Order of the Grand Duke''' MGD; ''' "for personal friendship with the [[Daniel Roscoe|Duke]]"<ref name="20nyh"/>
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==== Former ====
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*'''1 January 2021 – present: '''Member of the Order of the Grand Duke''' MGD; ''' "for personal friendship with the [[Daniel Hamilton|Duke]]"<ref name="20nyh" />
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====Former====
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;{{flag|Ikonia}}
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*'''1 September 2019 – 28 March 2021: [[File:OCP civil.svg|46px]] '''Officer of the [[Order of the Compatriots of Prestige]]''' OCP ''' (order dissolved)
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;{{flag|New Eiffel}}
 
;{{flag|New Eiffel}}
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*'''23 June 2020 – 1 November 2020: [[File:Ribbon of the Most Excellent Order of the Amphisbaena Potato.jpeg|46px|border]] '''High member of the [[Most Excellent Order of the Amphisbaena Potato]]; "for micronational fun". ([[dissolution of New Eiffel|nation dissolved]]).
 
*'''23 June 2020 – 1 November 2020: [[File:Ribbon of the Most Excellent Order of the Amphisbaena Potato.jpeg|46px|border]] '''High member of the [[Most Excellent Order of the Amphisbaena Potato]]; "for micronational fun". ([[dissolution of New Eiffel|nation dissolved]]).
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;{{flaglist|Ünie}}
 
;{{flaglist|Ünie}}
*'''3 July 2020 — 16 January 2021: '''Recipient of the Grand Order of Dancing Wolves''' WOL; ''' "for political work in Ünie". (order discontinued)
 
  
=== Former titles ===
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*'''3 July 2020 — 16 January 2021: '''Recipient of the Grand Order of Dancing Wolves''' WOL; ''' "for political work in Ünie". (order dissolved)
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 +
===Former titles===
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;{{flag|New Eiffel}}
 
;{{flag|New Eiffel}}
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*'''11 August 2018 – 30 August 2018: '''His Majesty Prince Zarel I of New Temporary
 
*'''11 August 2018 – 30 August 2018: '''His Majesty Prince Zarel I of New Temporary
 
*'''30 August 2018 – 20 June 2020: '''His Majesty Prince Zarel I of New Eiffel
 
*'''30 August 2018 – 20 June 2020: '''His Majesty Prince Zarel I of New Eiffel
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;{{flag|Islands of Omaha}}<ref>Smith, Zarel (6 Oct 2018). [https://sites.google.com/view/neweiffelnews-archives/home More Territory]. ''New Eiffel News''. (Archived articles). Retrieved 26 July 2020.</ref>
 
;{{flag|Islands of Omaha}}<ref>Smith, Zarel (6 Oct 2018). [https://sites.google.com/view/neweiffelnews-archives/home More Territory]. ''New Eiffel News''. (Archived articles). Retrieved 26 July 2020.</ref>
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*'''8 December 2018 – 29 January 2020: '''Head of state of the Islands of Omaha
 
*'''8 December 2018 – 29 January 2020: '''Head of state of the Islands of Omaha
  
==== Full style ====
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====Full style====
 
Smith's former shortened title before abdication was:
 
Smith's former shortened title before abdication was:
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:"[[w:Majesty|His Majesty]] Prince Zarel the First of the [[Principality of New Eiffel]], Grand Peacefur"<ref>[https://docs.google.com/document/d/195-Ji1ezwsQfIBZ8lbKiqerddKX11qCyP0dTZYYhsQg/view 001]. ''[[Royal Archives (New Eiffel)|Royal Data]]''. Retrieved 3 June 2020.</ref>
 
:"[[w:Majesty|His Majesty]] Prince Zarel the First of the [[Principality of New Eiffel]], Grand Peacefur"<ref>[https://docs.google.com/document/d/195-Ji1ezwsQfIBZ8lbKiqerddKX11qCyP0dTZYYhsQg/view 001]. ''[[Royal Archives (New Eiffel)|Royal Data]]''. Retrieved 3 June 2020.</ref>
While Smith had no officially accepted full title, if he did use on it would probably have been:
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While Smith had no officially accepted full title, if he did use one it would probably have been:
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:"[[w:Majesty|His Majesty]] Prince Zarel the First of the [[Principality of New Eiffel]], Grand Peacefur, [[Essexia|Lord of Essexia]], [[Ünie|Baron of Ünie]], [[Green Gate|Baron of Green Gate]], [[Abelden|Baron of Abelden]], [[Order of the Beaver|Sovereign of the Order of the Beaver]], [[Order of the Lion (New Eiffel)|Sovereign of the Order of the Lion]], [[Most Excellent Order of the Amphisbaena Potato|Sovereign of the Most Excellent Order of the Amphisbaena Potato]], [[Order of Christina I|Officer of the Order of Christina I]], [[2019 Birthday Honours (Ikonia)|Officer of the Order of the Campatriots of Prestige]], [[Austenasian Order|Officer of the Austenasian Order]], Member of the Order of Ongwanada, [[Awards and Decorations of Millania|Member of the Most Glorious Order of Millanian Excellence]], [[Order of the Silver Cat|Recipient of the Order of the Silver Cat]]"
 
:"[[w:Majesty|His Majesty]] Prince Zarel the First of the [[Principality of New Eiffel]], Grand Peacefur, [[Essexia|Lord of Essexia]], [[Ünie|Baron of Ünie]], [[Green Gate|Baron of Green Gate]], [[Abelden|Baron of Abelden]], [[Order of the Beaver|Sovereign of the Order of the Beaver]], [[Order of the Lion (New Eiffel)|Sovereign of the Order of the Lion]], [[Most Excellent Order of the Amphisbaena Potato|Sovereign of the Most Excellent Order of the Amphisbaena Potato]], [[Order of Christina I|Officer of the Order of Christina I]], [[2019 Birthday Honours (Ikonia)|Officer of the Order of the Campatriots of Prestige]], [[Austenasian Order|Officer of the Austenasian Order]], Member of the Order of Ongwanada, [[Awards and Decorations of Millania|Member of the Most Glorious Order of Millanian Excellence]], [[Order of the Silver Cat|Recipient of the Order of the Silver Cat]]"
  
== See also ==
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*[[:Category:Zarel Smith]]
 
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*[[List of micronational music artists]]
 
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*[[Timeline of New Eiffelic history]]
 
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*[[Celebrations Day]] (birthday)
 
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== Notes ==
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== References ==
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''This section is long. Click '''[[Zed#External links|here]]''' to skip it.''
 
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*"England & Wales: Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007" [[w:Ancestry.com|Ancestry.com]] (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/collections/8782/?name=Zarel_Smith; accessed 2 November 2020), record for Zarel Wilhelmus J Smith. Search, > collections, citing {{URL|ancestry.co.uk}}. 8782
 
*"England & Wales: Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007" [[w:Ancestry.com|Ancestry.com]] (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/collections/8782/?name=Zarel_Smith; accessed 2 November 2020), record for Zarel Wilhelmus J Smith. Search, > collections, citing {{URL|ancestry.co.uk}}. 8782
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*[[User:Z. Luna Skye]] (personal)
 
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*[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mNVd7raNJL-Mae2e9YBogcC9iBWos_ZEVAkOmd7FNU4 Constitution of the Principality of New Eiffel]
 
*[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mNVd7raNJL-Mae2e9YBogcC9iBWos_ZEVAkOmd7FNU4 Constitution of the Principality of New Eiffel]
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*[[w:Chess South Africa|Chess South Africa]] — {{URL|chessa.co.za}}; {{URL|chesssouthafrica.co.za}}
 
*[[w:Chess South Africa|Chess South Africa]] — {{URL|chessa.co.za}}; {{URL|chesssouthafrica.co.za}}
  
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*[[Emiel Hardy|Hardy, Emiel]] (26 October 2019) [https://news.mahuset.com/post/188604152192/meet-zarel-smith-the-social-democrats-new-leader Meet Zarel Smith, the Social Democrats’ new leader]. ''Courant van Lazia''.
 
*[[Emiel Hardy|Hardy, Emiel]] (26 October 2019) [https://news.mahuset.com/post/188604152192/meet-zarel-smith-the-social-democrats-new-leader Meet Zarel Smith, the Social Democrats’ new leader]. ''Courant van Lazia''.
*[[Isaiah Burdette|Burdette, Isaiah]] (18 October 2020) [https://isaiahdavidburdett.wixsite.com/micronationalgazette/post/opinion-article-isaiah-burdette-zarel-smith Opinion Article Isaiah Burdette: Zarel Smith]. ''[[Micronational Gazette]]''.  
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*[[Isaiah Burdette|Burdette, Isaiah]] (18 October 2020) [https://isaiahdavidburdett.wixsite.com/micronationalgazette/post/opinion-article-isaiah-burdette-zarel-smith Opinion Article Isaiah Burdette: Zarel Smith]. ''[[Micronational Gazette]]''.
*Smith, Zarel (30 September 2020) [http://news.ponderosangovernment.ml/2020/09/30/zarel-smith-begins-to-leave-community-just-after-two-year-anniversary-celebrations/?preview=true Zarel Smith begins to leave community just after two year anniversary celebrations]. ''[[Ponderosan News Agency]]''.  
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*Smith, Zarel (30 September 2020) [http://news.ponderosangovernment.ml/2020/09/30/zarel-smith-begins-to-leave-community-just-after-two-year-anniversary-celebrations/?preview=true Zarel Smith begins to leave community just after two year anniversary celebrations]. ''[[Ponderosan News Agency]]''.
 
*[[Jayden Lycon|Lycon, Jayden]] (26 April 2020) [https://issuu.com/curio_rblx/docs/pondomanifesto_final For you and for all. The Canadian Isabelle - Shrek Super Party manifesto 2020] on [[w:Issuu|Issuu]]. ''Curio Publications'', p. 6.
 
*[[Jayden Lycon|Lycon, Jayden]] (26 April 2020) [https://issuu.com/curio_rblx/docs/pondomanifesto_final For you and for all. The Canadian Isabelle - Shrek Super Party manifesto 2020] on [[w:Issuu|Issuu]]. ''Curio Publications'', p. 6.
 
*Norfolk, Cooper. [https://web.archive.org/web/20191106121332/https://seyboldtoday.wordpress.com/2018/12/15/issue-75-14-12-18/ Issue #75 – 14/12/18]. ''[[w:Seybold Today|Seybold Today]]''. Archived from [https://seyboldtoday.wordpress.com/2018/12/15/issue-75-14-12-18/ the original] on 6 November 2019.
 
*Norfolk, Cooper. [https://web.archive.org/web/20191106121332/https://seyboldtoday.wordpress.com/2018/12/15/issue-75-14-12-18/ Issue #75 – 14/12/18]. ''[[w:Seybold Today|Seybold Today]]''. Archived from [https://seyboldtoday.wordpress.com/2018/12/15/issue-75-14-12-18/ the original] on 6 November 2019.
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*[[History of the MicroWiki community]]
 
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*Smith, Zarel (revised by Gréz, Emily) [https://thatwascrazy330.blogspot.com/2019/03/prince-zed-is-short-educational-life.html Prince Zed I’s Short Educational Biography]. ''[[The New Eiffel Times]]''.
 
*Smith, Zarel (revised by Gréz, Emily) [https://thatwascrazy330.blogspot.com/2019/03/prince-zed-is-short-educational-life.html Prince Zed I’s Short Educational Biography]. ''[[The New Eiffel Times]]''.
 
*[https://docs.google.com/document/d/18lxdNur7uKzW_zL71RzJEbqYlsDVPgDxo5zZDTNQFrE/view Filmography of Zarel Smith doc]
 
*[https://docs.google.com/document/d/18lxdNur7uKzW_zL71RzJEbqYlsDVPgDxo5zZDTNQFrE/view Filmography of Zarel Smith doc]
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Latest revision as of 10:50, 1 May 2021

For the memes, see @New Eiffel Government and Zedposting.
Zarel Smith
OCI OAO MMX GCGP WOL KHC
Smith at B3022 Road, Windsor, Berkshire, August 2020
Prince of New Eiffel
In office
11 August 2018–20 June 2020
Prime Ministers Daleen Smith (2018–19)
Joost Smith (19–20)[a]
Christina Nowell (20–20)[b]
Leon Montan (20–20)
Predecessor Office established
Successor Joost I
Minister of Transportation of New Eiffel
In office
12 February 2019–1 November 2020[c]
Minister of Health and Safety of New Eiffel
In office
12 February 2019–8 July 2020
Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Eiffel
In office
5 October—1 November 2020
Personal information
Born 18 November 2004 (16 years, 170 days)
Epsom Hospital, Epsom, Surrey
Birth name Zarel Wilhelmus Jacobus Smith
Citizenship United Kingdom
South Africa
Nationality South African
Residence Greater London, England
Occupation MicroWiki administrator  • actor  • filmmaker
Profession Politician  • journalist  • statistician
Known for Most prolific editor on MicroWiki
Founder and first CEO of Statistic-Dime
Nicknames ZWJS  • Zed  • Zeddy  • (personal)
Z. Luna Skye  • DJ Zeddy (professional)
see List of names used by Zarel Smith
Signature
"Zarel" collage, courtesy Nicholas Randouler

Zarel Wilhelmus Jacobus Smith (ZWJS)[d] (/'zaːrəl ʋɪlˈɦɛlmɵs jaːˈkoːbɵs ˈsmɪθ/; // (About this sound (listen));[1] born 18 November 2004[2][3]) more commonly known mononymously as Zed[4][5] among various other names,[3] is a retired UK-born South African[2] micronationalist politician,[6] journalist, filmmaker[7], statistician and former MicroWiki administrator, who reigned as the first Prince of the Principality of New Eiffel from 11 August 2018 until his abdication on 20 June 2020,[8][9] in addition to being the head of state of its predecessors, the Republic and Kingdom of New Finland.[10][11] Smith later served as the Minister of Transportation and Foreign Minister of New Eiffel. He is generally credited for the vast majority of New Eiffel's cultural, architectural, industrial and diplomatic development, though received notable criticism from the Yellow Party for his lack of legislative lawmaking, apparent "anti-LGBT" sentiment and lack of activity within politics as a whole.[12][13]

Smith has been a prominent and ubiquitous figure within the MicroWiki Sector, and has been recognisable throughout the history of the MicroWiki community during the Discord Era.[4][6][14][15] Smith used to be highly active on MicroWiki@Discord,[16] on which he also used to be an administrator.[17] Founder of Statistic-Dime, Smith is known for his wiki editing, surveys, liberal policies and other frequent projects and standardisations;[18] Micronationalist of the Month, Micronationalist of the Year, DIME Magazine, the annual LGBT Rights Index, Microcode, the Shrek Super Party, Project Micronation and the Intermicronational Time Zones Standard.[19][20] Despite having largely retired, Smith remains active on MicroWiki, editing under the account Z Luna Skye,[‡ 1][e] and holds the record for the largest number of edits made on the English-language MicroWiki, exceeding over 35,000 and more than 3,000 page creations.[6][‡ 3] Smith was formerly active in the London Sector, TOES Sector and the African sector, and has taken several positions in his career, including federal, judicial, ministerial, public sector and local work. Smith the Governor of the Austenasian territory of Green Gate.[21] Formerly, Smith held several positions in Essexia, Somcow, Abelden, Oceania, Ponderosa Hills, and was the former Posafian Premier of Nievenorte between 16 May—1 October 2020, and was formerly an MP in the Aspen Empire and the later Kingdom of Appalachia, Hala'ib Triangle, Caddia, Mercia, Ünie, Yu-Xia and Misberia. Smith has been the Superior Judge of the Cupertino Alliance since 25 March 2020.[22][23] A vocal supporter of intermicronational organisations, Smith was the founder and Chair of the New Eiffel Union of Micronations[24] (later retitled the Organisation of Active Micronations,[25] a name taken from a major micronational organisation that was active from 2009 to 2011) between 21 November 2018–May 2019, and the Christian Micronational Union between 4 September 2019–2 March 2020, and held various other positions in the Grand Unified Micronational and the Micronational Olympic Federation. Smith later unsuccessfully ran as Jayden Lycon's running mate in the June 2020 election, losing with a low 12.9% of the vote.

Smith has often been cited as being one of the most influential micronationalists in the "New Guard".[6][14] Smith is a member of five invitation-only micronational social clubs, and joined the Micropolitan Club and Lounge on 18 August 2019, and is also a member of Drunkiz Gadurō, Microfurs and is a co-founder of The Fun Gang and TOES.[26] Smith was selected as Dime's "Micronationalist of the Month" for February 2020, and was also ranked fourth of ten by Nicholas Randouler in his Monthly MicroWiki Micronationalists Power Index for May 2020.[27] Smith placed himself fourth on the "MicroWiki's 25 Most Influential" list for 2020 in December.[15][28] Smith was also nominated for Micronationalist of the Year for 2019.[29]

Outside of micronationalism, Smith is an actor, filmmaker, film director,[7] cinematographer, statistician, musical artist, writer, and semi-retired film critic and photographer among other ventures.[2]

Republic of New Finland

Smith became interested in micronationalism after hearing about the Republic of Molossia via its website.[30] Soon after, Smith began researching micronationalism via Wikipedia, and founded his first micronation the Republic of New Finland on 31 December 2017,[31] on New Year's Eve minutes before New Year's Day; declaring himself President and laying claim to his cousins house in South Africa during a vacation to the country.[32] New Finland is often considered a predecessor to New Eiffel. Smith created New Finland's flag, coat of arms, and currency. On 4 January 2018, upon Smith's return to his home in Greater London, a new claim was made in his residence, and later the original claim in South Africa was dropped entirely due to the long distance.[f] The Republic, however, soon became plagued with inactivity, and so Smith began plans to reform it. Smith created a new flag and coat of arms alongside various other national symbols and reformed the law by creating a supreme court and enacted democracy into the nation.[33] Record of what happened in-between the Republic before the foundation of the Kingdom is relatively unknown, though allegedly there seems to have been a civil war.

Reign

King of New Finland

The Republic had been in a state of de facto anarchy for some time. Smith, wanting to bring back New Finland, decided to reform it into a monarchy, declaring himself as the King on 4 June 2018.[g] As King, Smith oversaw the reestablishment of the court and the reform of the law, the creation of His Royal Army of New Eiffel, and created the Łight Net currency. Smith also improved New Finlandic cinema, transportation and the press. In early June 2018,[h] the Supreme General Joost Smith (who was also the Minister of War) announced in a video that he had declared a coup d'état on New Finland, and would try to gain control over it. Joost proceeded to attack Smith around five minutes after he declared war, attacking him in his office. Smith quickly grabbed a wooden sword and defended himself by hitting Joost in the leg, causing him to desist. Joost was suspended until 30 June[i] After a short discussion, Smith made a deal with Joost that Joost would keep the peace if he made New Finland more democratic.[31] Smith, however, kept legal power over the courts, and pardoned himself from any accusations made against him or delayed the cases from proceeding. Smith later used legal loopholes and false accusations to steal resident's property. In late June, following the massive scandal, Smith willingly stepped down after heavy backlash from the population and the media, apparently "in tears". Soon after, every position was left in vacancy, and the Kingdom was de facto left in anarchy.[33]

Accession to New Eiffel

Coat of arms used by the Kingdom of New Finland and later New Eiffel between 4 June 2018–4 March 2019

On 8 August 2018, Smith had rediscovered micronationalism and became increasingly fascinated by the thought of reforming and returning New Finland to a state of activity. Pegging New Finland's disestablishment to its lack of planning, Smith made a checklist of things he wanted New Finland to have, and began researching micronationalism online, where he discovered MicroWiki (though he did not register an account until 27 September) and viewed the 6-part BBC light entertainment television series How to Start Your Own Country via YouTube. Presented by Danny Wallace, the series told the story of Wallace's experience of founding a micronation, Lovely, located in his London flat. The following day, Smith began work on the recognised public holidays, declared Christianity the official religion, and outlined some national symbols. On 10 August, Smith created the Citizens Index, and filmed a digital tour of New Eiffel, calling himself "Prince Zarel I". Smith officially declared the Principality of New Temporary independent on 11 August, declaring himself the Prince. Smith created the national flag on 11 August and later adopted the coat of arms which was used by the Kingdom of New Finland on 13 August. Between 11–29 August, Smith oversaw huge territorial, cultural and architectural development. He also wrote the national anthem "Friendly, New Eiffel", On 30 August, upon Joost's recommendation, New Temporary was renamed to New Eiffel in reference to the Eiffel Tower.[j] On 1 September, Smith declared a general election to take place between 15–25 December. On 10 September, Smith declared several national symbols and began work on a constitution on 25 September. Throughout October, Smith oversaw vast development of the law, military, maps, the media (especially television), territorial claims, and transportation. Throughout November, Smith began New Eiffel's huge diplomatic outreach into the MicroWiki community, and also created a business registry and citizenship application.

December 2018–2019

In December, Smith established the Royal Archives and created His Royal Mail Service of New Eiffel. Following the general election on 25 December, Daleen Smith was declared Prime Minister of New Eiffel. On 21 January 2019, Smith wrote the national anthem "Stand tall, New Eiffel", which replaced the previous anthem. The constitution which Smith had begun writing in September 2018 was finished and adopted on 1 March. Smith commissioned Walker Schroeder, current Chancellor of the Unitary State of Swivia, for the creation of "Aardvarks on Parade" on 28 April, which was completed on 20 May the following year.[34][35] Smith created the Order of the Beaver on 25 March, Order of the Lion on 25 May and the Most Excellent Order of the Amphisbaena Potato on 15 June. Smith conducted New Eiffel's only census on 6 July.[36] On 3 September, by order of Smith, acts of the New Eiffelic parliament began being officially recorded. Smith wrote the Voting Reform Act which was passed on 9 October, reforming the requirements to vote in the general election.[37] After facing criticism from various Libertarians, Smith struck up an agreement with Joost, and wrote and proposed the Prince Powers Act, restricting and better defining the Monarch's powers.[38]

Crisis in New Eiffel and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

Smith in an unaired broadcast announcing New Eiffel's new COVID-19 restrictions

On 14 December, Smith inadvertently lost the digital and only record of New Eiffel's constitution, starting the 2019–2020 New Eiffelic Constitution Crisis and subsequently the Crisis in New Eiffel. Despite this, the 2019 general election still took place as scheduled, and Joost Smith was declared Prime Minister. On 11 February 2020, a non-New Eiffelic citizen James Frisch offered to Smith to write a new constitution for New Eiffel. Smith accepted and oversaw its final revisions alongside Prime Minister Joost Smith, then the constitution was adopted via a referendum on 1 April. On 14 February 2020, Smith made a royal decree decreeing all New Eiffelic island territorial claims to be dropped, disestablishing the Island of A Férfiak, the Island of New Knight, and the Island of Zackro.[39] During the COVID-19 pandemic, Smith declared the first-ever state of caution due to the continuing spread of coronavirus in the surrounding areas. Smith was slow to react to the pandemic, and controversially took a "calm" approach, and stated on 15 March that sporting events and outside travel would not be restricted for the time being, however, later on 24 March Smith restricted all outside travel. Travel bans were lifted on 27 April with a set curfew. Due to the proximity of all New Eiffelic residents, no forms of social distancing was ever imposed. Furthermore, frequent hand sanitation was also highly recommended, though not enforced.[40] Smith received a mixed reception from internal as well as external critics on his response to the pandemic.[41][unreliable source] On 20 April, Joost was removed from his position through a motion of no confidence, and Leader of the Opposition Christina Nowell became the interim Prime Minister, however, she was removed through a motion of no confidence a few days later. After Parliament could not agree on who should become the next Prime Minister because of the constitution not defining it, they voted to temporarily make Smith an absolute monarch. On 1 May, the Document Forming the Transitional Government of New Eiffel was signed by Smith, and Parliament became the Transitional Legislature, and Leon Montan as First Minister, with Nowell becoming Deputy First Minister. Smith, alongside Montan, worked closely with Jayden Lycon from the Cupertino Electoral Supervisory Commission following New Eiffel's membership into the Cupertino Alliance to host a general election to help end the political crisis. Various delays, however, lasting for nearly a month took place, and the election finally began on 23 May and ended on 25 May, though ultimately proved unsuccessful.

Abdication

Abdication letter

On 16 June, Smith announced his wish to abdicate. Smith revealed he had been considering his abdication "for a few months" prior. Smith said Smith signed his abdication letter on 18 June, which was to be made official upon Joost's coronation, whom Smith had chosen as the successor as Smith's brother. A crown was also created for the coronation, which had to be rushed due to Smith's short notice. At the coronation, the entire royal family was present — Smith took the crown and put it atop Joost's head, declaring him His Majesty Joost the First, Second Prince of New Eiffel. Smith gave a speech following his abdication:

It has been an honour to be the Prince of this nation, for nearly two years. We together have held strong through the good times, as well as the tough times. I definitely have no regrets, and I will never stop loving or even being involved with New Eiffel. I wish the new Prince the best of luck, and he has my full support and confidence he will serve and lead the nation successfully.

— Smith's abdication speech, spoken in person (2020)

Joost granted Smith the substantive title of "Duke of Hsed".[42]

MicroWiki Sector

Background

The "MicroWiki Sector" is used to describe a group of micronations who have formed an independent, largely self-contained community on MicroWiki by using its wiki, its forums or Discord server.

Joining MicroWiki, the NEUM and the Furry war (27 September 2018–January 2019)

Smith's royal portrait from March—October 2019; photographed on September 2018. Courtesy Malachi Goodrich.

Smith registered an account on MicroWiki on 27 September 2018 and made his first edit on 28 September. [‡ 4] Initially Smith was rarely active, and his main form of communication was through talk pages on the wiki, although he did also register an account on the forums, which he did not utilise. On the same day, Smith contacted Austin Jaax via e-mail requesting mutual relations with the Republic of Iustus (today part of the Empire of Iustus), however, the request was denied. Smith later created the New Eiffel Union of Micronations (later retitled the Organisation of Active Micronations[25]) on 21 November, aiming a community of smaller and newer micronations.[24] Gaining six members by the end of the month, it had greatly expanded Smith's outreach. It had reached eleven by December, and Smith became political friends with Anthony Dickson of Hala'ib Triangle, Lahav Morris of Blue Army and Cooper Norfolk of Seybold. Smith's first impression to the wider community, however, was one of ridicule, after Smith engaged in online micronational warfare via MicroWiki talk pages with Aidan McGrath of the erstwhile Catholique Socialist Republic, after McGrath had declared war on New Eiffel because of their support of the furry fandom on 12 December.[43] The incident, dubbed the "Furry war [sic]"[44] had consisted solely of exchanges of insults and threats with each other. The incident was strongly criticised by members on MicroWiki@Discord, as well as from Norfolk, whom wrote critical remarks about the conflict in Issue #75 of Seybold Today.[43][45] Following the end of the conflict on 15 December, Smith and McGrath continued to hold opposing views, though later the two regretted the conflict and established peace after New Eiffel joined the League of Nations on 16 January 2019.

Early 2019

Smith's last royal portrait from October 2019–June 2020; photographed on 7 June 2019

Smith created the now highly publicised Micronationalist of the Month award on 28 January, which has since built up a favourable legacy.[8][46][47] Smith was initially ridiculed upon entering MicroWiki@Discord on 7 February, particularly due to his initial unprofessionalism and the Furry war, with some members citing him as "wacky", "egotistical" and "asocial." Luxor (Karl Friedrich), noting Smith's contributions to MicroWiki, made him a patroller on 24 February, which was Smith's first form of any recognition for his editing on MicroWiki. The first foreign micronation Smith joined was the Empire of Austenasia, after he became a non-residential subject on 14 March after founding the Austenasian Territory of Green Gate, which he administers as its Governor as Lord Zarel Smith, Baron of Green Gate.[21] Luxor created the website MicroWikiDictionary after it was suggested by Smith on 7 April, and Smith later founded the well-known Microcode et al on 16 April.[48] On 19 April, Smith became subject to the meme "@New Eiffel Government", which involves users pinging ("@ing") his Discord account on MicroWiki@Discord.[49]

Rise in popularity (May—December 2019)

Throughout May and June, Smith gradually became a popular and ubiquitous figure on MicroWiki@Discord, sending at one point over 4,200 messages per month, and also joined various micronations and became active in intermicronational governments, particularly ones in the Discord community, such as the Aspen Empire, Zuhan Empire and Grand Republic of Cycoldia. Between June and July, Smith worked on numerous MicroWiki projects; he ran free micronational advertisements on his userpage between 10 June—20 July, ran the 2019 installation of the annual Make the Edit! game between 3–16 July[‡ 5] and created the MicroWiki Mentions Chart! on 16 July, a weekly list which features the micronation which had the highest number of mentions on MicroWiki@Discord of that week. Smith took a break from MicroWiki due to what he cited as "personal reasons" involving his family life between 16 August until his return on 2 September. On 27 September, Smith celebrated what he called his one year "Microversary", celebrating his first anniversary on MicroWiki.[‡ 6] A tongue-in-cheek relationship between Ian "Duck" (also known as Flames) and Smith began to flourish in early October. The two later held a comical matrimonial ceremony on a Discord server on 23 October. It was jokingly advertised as the greatest and "largest micronational wedding" ever.[50] They later renewed wedding vows on 27 December. On 5 November, Smith attempted to create MicroGuiness Book, a micronational version of Guinness World Records. The name was stolen directly from Daniel Lee, from an idea stolen from Nicholas Randouler. The idea never took off, however, and was abandoned a day after its creation as most records could not be easily verified.[‡ 7] On 25 December, Smith, alongside Leon Montan and Anna Telford, founded the elite, invitation-only social club and organisation TOES.[26]

Peak (January—June 2020)

Smith in July 2020, during his departure from MicroWiki

For New Year Honours, Smith was made a Member of the Iustian Order of Ongwanada for his "diplomatic friendship"[51] and the Millanian Most Glorious Order of Millanian Excellence for "outstanding service to the community."[52] Notably, Smith also made the first edit on MicroWiki for the year 2020 (in UTC, the server for MicroWiki's time zone).[53] On 28 January, Smith announced he had begun writing his first book The Micronation Index: A Book About Micronationalism. Between 28 January—5 February, Smith participated in the Grand Theft Auto V affair, a sarcastic conflict between various members on a MicroWiki talk page.[54] Smith became a wiki administrator on MicroWiki on 2 February,[55] and shortly after was voted Dime's Micronationalist of the Month for February 2020, winning with a total of nine votes ahead of three other nominees. Smith became a recipient of the Ebenthali Order of the Silver Cat on 10 February. Throughout March–April, Smith ran in various elections and gained over eighteen different offices in intermicronational organisations and micronations; Smith also began expanding his legal knowledge. Smith was the head organiser of the Twenty-four Hour MicroWiki Edit-a-thon held between 17–18 April. Smith made over 250 edits during the edit-a-thon, up from his average daily edits of 45. Believed to have been the first-ever edit-a-thon on MicroWiki, it was, however, poorly organised and inadequately run. On 1 May, Smith was made an administrator on MicroWiki@Discord. Throughout June–July, Smith began becoming more active on TOES and the GUM and Misberian Discord servers, as well as other third-party micronational chat servers, somewhat leaving MicroWiki@Discord and the Abelden server. He cited his inactivity from MicroWiki@Discord as being due to the unprofessionalism, while leaving Essexia and Abelden after alleged continuous civil unrest and controversies. Smith ran the 2020 Make the Edit! game between 8–18 June. Smith became a Recipient of the Malinovian Order of the Malinovian Sun on 9 June, and was later made a high member of the Most Excellent Order of the Amphisbaena Potato, the highest honour in New Eiffel, on 23 June for "micronational fun". Between 30 June—5 July, Smith participated in the satirical TOES-Almendria War by working as a spy for TOES, until he was found out after an alleged information leak within TOES took place.

Hiatus and focus on editing (July—January 2021)

Smith had been planning on slowly leaving the wider MicroWiki community since March, due to prioritising his education and § mental health. Smith had by choice began spending a lot less time on MicroWiki@Discord to pursue other endeavours. Smith went on to suffer a large defeat as Jayden Lycon's running mate in the June 2020 Grand Unified Micronational election, and his term as Secretary for Micronational Development ended on 4 July.[56] Smith became a Recipient of the Ünic Grand Order of Dancing Wolves on 3 July for his political work in Ünie. Smith optionally allowed the Ministry of Health and Safety in New Eiffel to be dissolved on 8 July and announced on 15 July that he would be leaving Abelden, citing this as being due to his lack of attention he had given Abelden, calling it insufficient.[57] Smith later announced he would be further leaving more positions, however confirmed he would remain the Minister of Culture for Essexia until early 2021.[58] Smith developed the Intermicronational Time Zones Standard (ITZS) on 25 August.[59] Smith held a three-day 2nd MicroWiki anniversary event between 27–29 September.[‡ 8] Smith formally announced his break from the MicroWiki community on 29 September, citing "I do not know for how long yet - could be anywhere between a few months and even a year."[60][61] Smith resigned from his position as the leader of the Shrek Super Party of Essexia on 10 October.[62] Smith is currently on a hiatus from MicroWiki and plans to return on 1 March 2021.

Short Return

Unexpectedly on Sunday of the 24 of January 2021, Zarel rejoined the Microwiki@Discord Server for a short period of time without warning, delaying his 1 of March return date, surprising the Microwiki@Discord community. He later left on the 1 of March.

Political career

Campaign poster for the Abeldane by-election, November 2019, designed by Nicholas Randouler

Smith has taken on federal, judicial, ministerial, public sector, and local work, running in numerous elections or by being directly appointed. In a career spanning more than two years, Smith's party memberships heads from far-left to far-right positions, as well as satirical.

Smith is a Deputy President of Ponderosa Hills following an after-election agreement, and is the Governor of the Austenasian territory of Green Gate. Smith served as Minister of Defence and later Minister of Education and Labour in Somcow in 2019, Minister of Health and Safety in New Eiffel between 12 February 2019–8 July 2020, Minister of Culture in Essexia between 3 March–10 October 2020, Minister of Orthography for Morgannwg in Abelden between 9 March—30 September 2020, and Posafian Premier of Nievenorte between 16 May—1 October 2020. Judicially, Smith was the Attorney General for the Sixth Renwick Cabinet in Abelden between 1 April 2020 until 29 June, after losing his seat to Brandon Wu of Liberty Front, and served as the Supreme Judge of the Principality of Oceania between 27 May–30 September 2020. Smith presently leads the Social Democratic Party of Mahuset and the Shrek Super Party of Naveria,[14] and was formerly an MP in the Aspen Empire and the later Kingdom of Appalachia, Hala'ib Triangle, Caddia, Mercia, Ünie, Yu-Xia and Misberia.

Intermicronational organisations

A vocal supporter of intermicronational organisations, Smith was the founder and Chair of the New Eiffel Union of Micronations (later retitled the Organisation of Active Micronations, a name taken from a major micronational organisation that was active from 2009 to 2011) between 21 November 2018–May 2019, overeating thirty-three member states, and the Christian Micronational Union between 4 September 2019–2 March 2020. Smith has been the Superior Judge and Notary General of the Cupertino Alliance since 25 March and 5 April 2020 respectively. Smith also participated in the Cupertino Alliance's 69 Hour Session held between 14 March—17 March 2020,[63] and his proposed anthem "THE UNITED MICRANATIONS is better", a song he made following a young inexperienced micronationalist jokingly mocking the GUM, became one of the two national anthems of the CA on 20 March, "having higher precedence", meaning that it gets to be played first.[64][k] This was repealed after the passing of the Anthem Act in early June 2020.

Grand Unified Micronational

Smith served as the Secretary for Micronational Development between 11 January–4 July 2020, Ad-Interim Press Secretary from 1 February–30 March 2020, and was a Lobby Moderator for the GUM Discord server between 28 March–6 October 2020. Smith has been New Eiffel's primary delegate after New Eiffel was previously accepted as a provisional member on 28 April 2019. It became a full member after the Quorum of Delegates convened and voted on 21 May. Smith has served as the Delegate for New Eiffel under four Chairs; Adam I, Emperor of Adammia, Bradley of Dullahan, Thomas I of Hrafnarfjall and Newton von Uberquie. Smith created the Help Joining the GUM organisation on 26 July 2019, and during a Quorum session in a measure which in effect consists of recognition and endorsement from the parent organisation, the project was renamed the Grand Unified Micronational Development Initiative. Smith later unsuccessfully ran as Jayden Lycon's running mate in the June 2020 election, losing with a low 12.9% of the vote. Smith also participated in the 2020 edition of the 24 Hour Quorum.

Others

Smith was the Vice-President of Sanctioned Events for the Micronational Olympic Federation between 17 October 2019–30 September 2020, overseeing the 2020 MOF Rock Paper Scissors Tournament, President of the Assembly for the Plush Nation Cooperation Union, between August 2019 until the organisation went inactive due to Cristi's original disappearance, and among the former mentioned, served as the delegate for New Eiffel to the League of Professional Nations, North Atlantic Defense Union, Commonwealth of Sovereignties (ComSov) and the Asia-Pacific Alliance.

Shrek Super Party

Smith is the founder of a chain of various satirical political parties named after the video game Shrek Super Party. These include the Essexian, Misberian, and Ponderosan Hills branches (with the Ponderosa Hills branch being a partnership with Jayden Lycon). The bloc is usually a third party within domestic politics, however, gained a minority government in the May 2020 Ponderosan Hills general election.

The bloc declined in late 2020, with the loss of their only seat in the Parliament of Essexia, and the renaming of the Ponderosan Hills branch to the Federalist Party, named after their support of a federal government.

MicroWiki editing

Smith began editing MicroWiki on 28 September 2018, a day after he registered an account.[66] As of October 2020, Smith had made over thirty-three thousand edits to MicroWiki[6]—making him responsible for five percent of all edits on the site—and created over three thousand pages,[67] more than any other editor on MicroWiki. He surpassed editor John I of Baustralia for most edits on 7 November 2019. Smith was one of the most active editors,[‡ 9] and by his second anniversary, Smith had made an average of 45.06 edits to MicroWiki every day. Smith became an administrator on MicroWiki on 2 February 2020,[68] being promoted from a patroller which he became on 24 February 2019. Furthermore, the most edits Smith made in a day was 728 on 7 November 2019,[69] he has authored five "good articles",[70]—articles which are determined by MicroWiki's editors as the best articles on the site—uploaded over six-hundred files,[71] and has blocked over fifty users,[72] and, according to his user page, claims to have spent more than a thousand hours on MicroWiki.[66]

Smith made his hundredth edit on 26 November 2018, thousandth edit on 9 January 2019, ten thousandth edit on 7 June 2019, twenty thousandth edit on 5 December 2019, and thirty thousandth edit on 3 July 2020.[66][‡ 10]

Statistic-Dime and surveys

Smith is the founder of Statistic-Dime—which was formed in 2019 by the merger of Statistic-Fire and DIME—and served as its CEO between October 2019–December 2020.[74][75] Statistic-Dime was the de facto national statistical office of New Eiffel. Notable projects include the highly publicised Micronationalist of the Month and Micronationalist of the Year awards, the positively received annual LGBT Rights Index, Microcode, the largest two-letter code standard in the MicroWiki Sector, Project Micronation, one of the most extensive micronational mapping projects, and the Intermicronational Time Zones Standard, the largest time zone standard within micronationalism.[76] Smith also created the Micronational Macronation Index and Micronational Leaders Index in early 2019. In October 2019, Smith aided Ives Blackwood in creating the micronational compass. Smith also worked on a peace index, democracy index, and tourism index, though they were all later cancelled.

Surveys

Smith conducts an LGBTQ+ rights survey annually. The first was in August 2019, and the second in May 2020; the survey received 26 and 34 respondents respectively, and both were received positively.[77] Smith began by conducting the controversial Micronational Popularity Index between 22 January—12 March 2019, which although it had a record high 44 respondents, suffered from a lack of advertising, unorganised scheduling, limited responses and was conducted via talk pages on MicroWiki. Owing to the confluence of these problems, the survey was completed and tabulated two months behind schedule to much popular criticism. After a two-month hiatus, Smith conducted the MicroWiki Editors Survey between 29 June—1 July, with questions concerning people who edit MicroWiki. The survey had 29 respondents.[78] Smith conducted New Eiffel's first and so far only census on 6 July.[36] Smith conducted the MicroWiki General Survey, his last survey for 2019, between the 9 November—11 November, which had 34 respondents. The survey found ten questions, some relating to communication methods, such as "Do you use the MicroWiki forums?", approval or disapproval of the Grand Unified Micronational, and micronational warfare. The survey was reportedly successful and found interesting results. Smith went on to co-host the controversial 19th MicroWiki Influence Survey in January 2020.[79] Between 1-4 March 2020, Smith and Jayden Lycon held the Dime-Curio Micronational Organisation Poll, which asked participants to rank intermicronational organisations. It was met with moderate criticism.[80] Smith later conducted the GUM Member States Positivity Survey between 7–8 July and again during 9–10 July, which had 20 than 40 respondents respectively.[81][82] Smith's last survey of 2020 was the 2020 edition of the MicroWiki General Survey, and with 63 respondents, it was his largest and most successful survey.

Media career

Acting

Poster for Insaniam (2020), which Smith regards as his "magnum opus"

Smith starred in his own independently produced short films Layers (2018), The Farmer (2018), Being Born Twelve Times (2019), Underneath (2019), Smith iPad Record of a Sneeze (2020), Insaniam (2020), Hiking Trail (2020) and Big Fluffy Socks for the Winter Golem (2020).[83] Smith frequents the surrealist and thriller film genres. Smith regards Insaniam as his "magnum opus".[84][85] Smith previously made a number of video works between 2011–13 via his parents' smartphones. Smith credits his first short film as being the comedy At the Shop, as it features a cast (his brother Joost), camera direction from his mother, and editing as the short was shot in two scenes. The creation date is given as 2014, though it was likely made years earlier. His second short film he started in was the action The Return of the Fluffy Ending (retroactively titled Guns Out Fire), which was created with four of his friends. Using Nerf blasters, the film was edited to add bullet and blood effects and sound effects. It was uploaded onto YouTube on 2 November 2014 (later deleted in 2019), marking it as Smith's first appearance on the platform. Smith has also created or starred in over twenty short films for Z&jProductions, a studio which he co-founded alongside his brother Joost,[86] and two for Farkasok és Szar Studios, Scissor: Dawn of a New Game (2018) and Epic Action Movie (2019), both of which are regarded as some of the finest films in New Eiffelic cinema ever made. Smith also starred in short films for his film school, First Bite, WW1 100th Anniversary Poem Reading (2018),[87] Cutlery,[88][89] InterYet to Come (2019),[90] Coughs and Sneezes Spreads Diseases 2020 (2020),[91][92] and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Panic in the Sitting Room! (2020),[93] which was created by students submitting footage which was later edited together to form a comprehensive story,[94] and Eye Opener (2020) which Smith created with his family for the school.[95] InterYet to Come placed second in the 2019 Childnet Film Competition. [96] Notable Z&jProductions films Smith starred in include The Great War Part I (2018), Dimensions: Choices (2019) and Pick (2020), as well as the Star Warz film series (since 2018), India Trilogy (2018–2020) and Med-Evil Ghost (since 2019).[97][98] Smith is also creating TOES: A Documentary on the Elite Organisation.[99][100] Smith is currently staring in a number of New Eiffelic television shows and web-series which are still broadcasting, such as The Squishes, (Blank) Commercial! and The best soup Opera ever made. Smith has also starred in People Dying in Movies (2016–2017), The Squishes: The Extended World (2017), Minecraft Shrek: Infinity Swamp (2019–2020)[101] and the pilot episodes for 20 Reasons Why! (2017) and Your Daily Movie Update (2018) which were never produced. Smith also appeared as a guest in an unaired episode of MicroRamble which was later cancelled due to technical difficulties.[102]

Zínt and Win-a-lot Casino

Smith has produced and starred in four commercials for his luxury fashion brand Zínt and three for his pop-up casino Win-a-lot Casino.

Commercials

Discography

Due to legal restrictions, the subject of this section's name as been redacted, removed or changed where relevant.

From late 2016 onwards, Smith began taking an interest in producing music, and first produced several EDM, house and dubstep songs under the stage-name "DJ Zeddy".[109][110] More recently, Smith has moved to the experimental and avant-garde music genres, as well as comical. Three albums have been released thus far, comprising twenty-four songs in total, with three more albums having been announced. Smith has also released five non-album singles, "Thunder", featuring vocals by Joost Smith, "Explosive", his signature song "GUM DIS TRACK", a tongue-in-cheek diss track on contraGUMism, micronational warfare and "YAMOs", FPYFF, a satiric hip-hip diss track against the rappers [redacted] and Leon Montan under stage name "yung foot fetish", and a single titled a Zero-width joiner, making the name " " ( ); the song consists solely of 3 minutes and 57 seconds of silence. Smith sang a comedic cover of Gloria Gaynor's hit song "I Will Survive" for the 2019 Junior Microvision Song Contest, however, it was later cancelled.[111] Smith also wrote two anthems for New Eiffel, "Friendly, New Eiffel" and "Stand tall, New Eiffel".

Albums

Singles

Album singles

Compilation albums

Other recordings

Music videos

Other ventures

The successful 2019 Micronational Rock Paper Scissors Tournament, which Smith hosted

Journalism and writing

Smith is a prolific journalist. Smith is the co-founder alongside Jayden Lycon of DIME Magazine, and currently writes for the Ponderosan News Agency,[113] and MicroWeekly.[114] Smith also wrote fifteen articles for New Eiffel News between 6 October—9 October 2018,[115] four articles for The New Eiffel Times between 25 March—6 July 2019,[116] three articles for Journal en Eiffel between 12–15 August 2020,[117] one article for OAM News, Australis Times[118] and Orblian Observer[119] and was employed by The Bannerman Online[120] for which he wrote two articles between 18 March 2019[121] until 16 April 2019.[122] He quit on the grounds of his tardiness and incompetence. In the middle of 2020, Smith was made a Contributor for Messenger on 19 May,[123][better source needed] and was also employed at the Amerston Post[citation needed] and Net News[citation needed], though never wrote nor contributed any news articles. Smith ran the moderately successful satirical The Apple News from 9–23 January 2020, and oversaw 9 articles published in English.[‡ 11] It had four writers and was translated into three languages, English, Czech (7 articles)[124] and Afrikaans (1 article).[125] Smith was acting as Ad-Interim Press Secretary for the Grand Unified Micronational while Emperor Adam I focused on finishing his degree, and wrote nine articles on the Quorum minutes between 1 February until 30 March. Furthermore, Smith was also responsible for I stole this. fun facts!, a series of daily posts of mostly trivia made to the Yellow Bear Micronational-3 (YBM-3 or ybm-3) channel on the MicroWiki@Discord Discord server between 2 December 2019 until 30 May 2020. On 28 January, Smith began writing his first book The Micronation Index: A Book About Micronationalism, although he had previously written a large number of shorts and poems prior, particularly ones featuring Hardy the Fox. Smith has also coined the phrases "domain hack"[126] and "New Year's Micronation".

Sports

Smith frequently plays the New Eiffelic sport Rugbull. Smith joined the Micronational Chess League on 7 February 2019.[127] Smith held the 2019 Micronational Rock Paper Scissors Tournament between 29 July—5 August 2019, which saw sixteen nations compete; due to its success, Smith was later made the Vice-President of Sanctioned Events of the Micronational Olympic Federation, which he served between 17 October 2019—30 September 2020, overseeing the 2020 MOF Rock Paper Scissors Tournament. Furthermore, Smith competed for New Eiffel in the 2020 MOF Games, where he won silver in Agar.io.[128]

Business

Smith is the CEO of numerous companies, with varying industries, including Win-a-lot Casino, a pop-up casino which appears in New Leeds annually,[129] and the luxury fashion company and brand Zínt,[130][131] which has no directly operated stores, and sells shoes, bags, shirts and other non-clothing items, such as a wooden stand.[105] Also acting as the agent, Smith controls all Zínt social medias, and produces commercials for the YouTube channel.[132] Zínt released the Practical Shoe Line on 3 March 2020, which consists of five shoes, all designed by Smith.[108]

Public profile

Influence and public opinion

A still from the short InterYet to Come (2019), the image of Smith later became associated with the "Zedposting" meme
Street in Tonvalk, Ünie

Smith has often been cited as being one of the most influential micronationalists in the "New Guard", and has been recognised throughout the history of the MicroWiki community during the Discord Era.[133] Emiel Hardy, writing for Courant van Lazia, called Smith "film-obsessed," "colourful," "hard-working" and a combination of "creative and funny."[2] In the MicroWiki General Survey conducted between 9–11 November 2019, a question asking people to fill in checkboxes from a list of eight MicroWiki micronationalists for which they had heard of Smith was tied alongside Jonathan I of Austenasia for the most with 91.2% out of 34 respondents. For the May 2020 New Eiffelic general election, a question asking respondents "What are your views regarding Prince Zarel I?" asked respondents to rank him between the numbers 1–10, 1 being bad and 10 being good. 9 respondents gave a 10, and 1 respondent each gave 9, 8, 6, and a 1.[134] Smith came fourth out of twenty-five on the MicroWiki's Top 25 survey conducted in October 2020 by Roscoe Statistics. The survey had twenty-nine respondents.[135] On MicroWiki@Discord, Smith has sent over 64,000 messages since he first joined in February 2019.[136] Alongside the @New Eiffel Government and Zedposting memes, Smith is also known for constantly having his status show "offline" even when he is not, and is also known for his comedic catchphrase "smh my head." Smith was a member of five invitation-only social clubs, and joined the Micropolitan Club and Lounge on 18 August 2019, and is also a former member of Drunkiz Gadurō, Microfurs and is a co-founder of The Fun Gang and TOES.[26]

In the press

Smith has been the subject of or mentioned in a number of news articles from various sources, including The Abeldane (formerly L'Sydunche), Austenasian Times, Brookside Gazette, Charlington Press, The Essexian Post, Home-made Crown Journal, Orblian Observer, Plushunian News Service and Seybold Today. He was also mentioned in his self-authored articles on Journal en Eiffel, New Eiffel News and the Ponderosan News Agency. Smith's CV was posted on Courant van Lazia and his short education autobiography on The New Eiffel Times, which was revised by Emily Gréz. Micronational Gazette published on opinion article on Smith.

Criticism

In an opinion piece on Smith for the Micronational Gazette written by Isaiah Burdette, Burdette, whom he called him one of the most well-respected micronationalists, argued that Smith's large number of positions he held at one time was consequences for his overall participation and activity, citing; "Yet he was inactive in his position of Global Councilor in Yu-Xia. I recall him not making or even voting on most bills proposed to Global Council. I think he should not have taken the position if he was not going to be very active in it." He also recalled he had barely seen Smith post messages in Yu-Xia's Discord server.[6]

Popular culture

In late-2019, he was the subject of the MicroWiki meme "Zedface". In February 2020, he was the subject of the "Zedposting" meme. Zedposting includes posting random text, memes, and images relating to Smith. Multiple forms of Zedposting include "Zedtv", an image of Zed wearing a cardboard computer mask, and "Zedism" a comical religion based around Zedtv. The popular MicroWiki meme "@New Eiffel Government" includes users pinging ("@ing") Smith's Discord account on MicroWiki@Discord.[137] It later became a chain on the server and had its own channel created from its popularity.[137] The channel reached its ten-thousandth ping in September 2020. Smith is the subject of the fiction The NHS is at its Best,[138] and is also mentioned in the Testaments of Bob[139] and Ivan of Brienia's MICROHUNGER MICROGAMES: MICRONO MICROESCAPE[140] and its sequel MICROHUNGER MICROGAMES: MICROTHRUTH MICROREVEAL.[141]

Accolades and honours

There have been numerous micronational streets and roads named after Smith, as well as a hill in Bartonia. Smith was nominated for Dime Magazine's Micronationalist of the Year for 2019, coming close-second with eight votes to Emperor Adam's nine. Smith was selected as Dime's "Micronationalist of the Month" for February 2020, after having previously been nominated for March and August 2019,[142] and was also ranked fourth of ten by Nicholas Randouler in his Monthly MicroWiki Micronationalists Power Index for May 2020.[27] Furthermore, Smith placed himself fourth on the "MicroWiki's 25 Most Influential" list for 2020 in December.[15][28]

Smith has won several awards for the annual ZSR Awards in the erstwhile New Eiffel; in 2019, he won Best Picture for Epic Action Movie and Best Editing for Dimensions: Choices. In 2020, he won Best Acting as Edward London II in India Man!, also being nominated for the award as Gregory Hutts in Insaniam, and won Best Editing for Big Fluffy Socks for the Winter Golem.[143]

Personal life

Smith in Liechtenstein, October 2019
Smith boating on The Broads, Norfolk, October 2020
Trixie, Smith's cat

Smith currently resides with his family in Greater London.[144] Smith owns a cat to keep him company,[m] Trixie, whom he had declared the "Royal Cat" of New Eiffel. Alongside Trixie, another cat, Mango, a dog, Rola, accompany his residence. Born in the UK to South African parents, Smith holds both British and South African citizenship, and natively speaks English and Afrikaans.[2][145] Smith claims to have the 'personality type' INTJ, and is an introvert. He also calls himself a night owl.[145] Smith is a cinephile, and documents every film he watches,[‡ 12] claiming to have seen over 1,600 feature films.[146] Smith is subscribed to eleven streaming services. Smith has cited his favourite films as 12 Angry Men (1957), Wolf Children (2012), Felidae (1994), It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Princess Mononoke (1997) and The Wizard of Oz (1939).[147] His favourite film directer is Akira Kurosawa, and his favourite living actors are Aamir Khan, Jake Gyllenhaal and Eugenio Derbez. His favourite film genre is psychological thriller, such as the films Rashomon (1950), Psycho (1960) and Taxi Driver (1976).[‡ 13][‡ 14]

Smith enjoys contributing to wikis, encyclopaedias, archives and databases,[2] namely MicroWiki, Wikipedia,[148] IMDb,[149] the Internet Archive,[150] Awful Movies Wiki,[151] Royal Wiki,[152] WikiFur[153] and WikiTree,[154] and the former wikis New Eiffel Wiki,[155] The Konmalehth Libraries[156] and Un-Recognized Nations.[157][158][159] Despite identifying as a workaholic, Smith loves the outdoors, and enjoys traveling, hiking, camping and glamping, photography and mountain biking. He frequently vacations outside of England, and has visited eleven countries on two continents. His favourite trips were Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Smith collects stuffed animals from places he visits as a souvenir, and currently has over fifty.[‡ 15] Smith is also a furry,[160] and is a big fan of geography, cultural geography, transport geography and religious geography. Smith also studies psychopathology. Smith is a fan of the Philadelphian singer Kyle McCarthy "NIIC the Singing Dog" and French electro-swing band Caravan Palace. Smith's favourite book is A Christmas Carol[63] and his favourite television show is the Japanese anime Beastars.[161][162]

Smith is a teetotaler (though does not advocate against alcohol consumption) and non-practicing pescatarian.[163] Smith also has a form of rhotacism, meaning he has an inability to pronounce the sound r.

Name

Smith was named after his grandfather, who had died a few years before Smith was born. His full name is pronounced zaːrəl ʋɪlˈɦɛlmɵs jaːˈkoːbɵs ˈsmɪθ, though his name is commonly mispronounced zɑːrɛl. Smith's real name, Zarel, is rarely used, as Smith restricts the use of his name online to pseudonyms, including on social media, video games, and websites, and his close family refers to him by hypocoristic names whilst his more distant family refers to him as either the short forms "Zar" or "Zed". Within MicroWiki (where Smith spends the majority of his time) he is most commonly referred to as Zed, or a recently formed nickname "Zeddy". In Abelden, he was called "Zedy", and in Ikonia he was called "Zed Zarel", a combination of his common nickname and real name. His musical stage name is "DJ Zeddy" and his pen name and username on MicroWiki is "Z. Luna Skye".

Religion

Religion has been prevalent in Smith's life. Smith was raised Protestant, originally attending an Afrikaans Church of England church in Guildford. After his family moved to Greater London, they began to attend Dundonald Church—which is apart of the Co-Mission Churches Trust charity—in 2008. Smith identifies as simply "Christian", asserting that he has no official denomination, though heavily leans towards Anglican values. As Smith's family do not believe in infantile christening, believing that baptism should be for those who have confessed their sin and repented choosing to follow Jesus and wanting to publicly profess this, Smith is planning on being baptised at a later age.[164]

Politics

Smith identities as an "anarcho-primitivist," although this claim has been disputed by A. Tarquitius Buteo, who claims to be a "real anarcho-primitivist."[165] Smith also continues to use technology despite his open opposition. Smith has always been a supporter of freedom of speech, religion and expression, and been against censorship of the internet, also having a strong belief that knowledge should be free. Smith believes in consistent life ethic.

Royal portraits

Image Date Photographed Photographer Location Notes
ZedI.jpg 6 Mar 2019 Sep 2018 Malachi Goodrich
iPhone X
UK, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire First royal portrait taken.
ZarelJune2019.jpeg 11 Oct 2019 7 Jun 2019 Self — Zarel Smith
iPad 5
New Eiffel, New Leeds Last royal portrait taken before his abdication.

Titles, styles, and honours

Titles

 Austenasia
  • 14 March 2019 – present: Lord Zarel Smith, Baron of Green Gate[21]
 Baustralia
  • 24 October 2019 – 8 November 2020: His Excellency Zarel Smith, Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • 8 November 2020 – present: His Excellency Rifleman Zarel Smith, Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Noble

Honours

 Cycoldia
 Austenasia
 Iustus
  • 1 January 2020 – present: Member of the Order of Ongwanada; "for diplomatic friendship"[51]
FLAGMNG.png Millania
Flag of Ebenthal.svg Ebenthal
Fixed Malinovian Flag.png Malinovia
Misberia
Kohlandia
  • 16 October 2020 — present: Knight Commander of the Order of the Gryphon KHC; "for services to micronationalism" KnightCommanderOrderGryphonMedal.png
Australis
  • 1 January 2021 — present: Gold-Class Recipient of the Order of the Greyhound OGG[166]
Australis
  • 1 January 2021 – present: Member of the Order of the Grand Duke MGD; "for personal friendship with the Duke"[166]

Former

 Ikonia
 New Eiffel
Ünie
  • 3 July 2020 — 16 January 2021: Recipient of the Grand Order of Dancing Wolves WOL; "for political work in Ünie". (order dissolved)

Former titles

 New Eiffel
  • 11 August 2018 – 30 August 2018: His Majesty Prince Zarel I of New Temporary
  • 30 August 2018 – 20 June 2020: His Majesty Prince Zarel I of New Eiffel
  • 28 February 2019 – 23 June 2020: Grand Peacefur
  • 20 June 2020 — 1 November 2020: Zarel Smith, Duke of Hsed
 Islands of Omaha[167]
  • 8 December 2018 – 29 January 2020: Head of state of the Islands of Omaha

Full style

Smith's former shortened title before abdication was:

"His Majesty Prince Zarel the First of the Principality of New Eiffel, Grand Peacefur"[168]

While Smith had no officially accepted full title, if he did use one it would probably have been:

"His Majesty Prince Zarel the First of the Principality of New Eiffel, Grand Peacefur, Lord of Essexia, Baron of Ünie, Baron of Green Gate, Baron of Abelden, Sovereign of the Order of the Beaver, Sovereign of the Order of the Lion, Sovereign of the Most Excellent Order of the Amphisbaena Potato, Officer of the Order of Christina I, Officer of the Order of the Campatriots of Prestige, Officer of the Austenasian Order, Member of the Order of Ongwanada, Member of the Most Glorious Order of Millanian Excellence, Recipient of the Order of the Silver Cat"

See also

Related articles

Notes

  1. On 20 April, Joost Smith was removed from his position through a motion of no confidence. After short discussions, Christina Nowell became the interim Prime Minister, due to her being the nation's Leader of the Opposition. Nowell was removed through a motion of no confidence, and Parliament voted to temporarily make Zarel I an absolute monarch.
  2. Nowell later served a second term during Joost I's reign.
  3. De facto, made official on 5 October 2020.
  4. Post nominals include: OCI OAO MMX GCGP WOL KHC
  5. Formerly "Z. Luna Skye" from 27 September 2018 until 12 November 2020, when he changed his username to omit the full stop after the 'Z'.[‡ 2]
  6. According to some records, the claim was dropped on 2 March 2018, and Smith's residence in the U.K. had been a territory of New Finland for a month prior.
  7. According to some records, Smith's father Louis Smith was the first king.
  8. Probably between 10–21 June.
  9. Likely suspended between 10–21 June until 30 June.
  10. The name of the principality is composed of two words, "New" and "Eiffel". The word "New" symbolises the nation's rebirth from its predecessor state (the Kingdom of New Finland), while "Eiffel" is a reference to the famous Eiffel Tower, which represents progress and integrity.
  11. Though Is Jacking Off a Sport? was also elected, the anthem was later repealed under a Ministerial Order.[65]
  12. Fully titled E13 Studio Album #6 E13 Studio-album #6 featuring the great lyrical content some would describe as a masterpiece of musical notes and rhythms composed, and cleverly designed and thought out over a period of thirty-one weeks, by that of a lyrical genius who studied many years at the Institute For the Musical Arts, located in the United States of America, who later came to compose many beautiful works over a span of seven years, which came to be in his will - whom also studied for his last two years in higher education school at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, a lovely place located in Rome, Italy, which is one of the oldest musical institutions in the world, founded by the papal bull Ratione congruit, issued by Sixtus V in 1585, which invoked two saints prominent in Western musical history: Gregory the Great, for whom the Gregorian chant is named, and Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music — since 2005 it has been headquartered at the Renzo Piano designed Parco della Musica in Rome.
  13. Legal ownership is given to his father on behalf of the Smith family

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