Alexander Reinhardt

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The Right Honourable, Sir
Alexander Reinhardt OBS, et al.
Baron of Flandrensis, Earl of Francisville
Press Conference, 2014
4th President of St.Charlie
In office
8 March 2014 - 12 August 2015
Prime Minister Alex Specter
Predecessor James Lunam
Successor Alex Specter (as Chancellor)
4th President of the Ambassadorial Council and Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
23 June 2013 - 8 March 2014
President James Lunam
Prime Minister Alex Specter
Predecessor Lucas Campos
Successor James Lunam
4th Secretary of Treasury
In office
10 January 2013 - 23 June 2013
Prime Minister Alex Specter
Predecessor Athlon Strauss
Successor Athlon Strauss
1st and 3rd Prime Minister of St.Charlie
In office
21 January 2009 - 8 January 2011
8 January 2012 - 10 January 2013
President Whisky I
Lisa Cassidy
James Lunam
Deputy Heinrich Schneider
Patryk Adam Bronisz
Predecessor Office Established (1st)
Nicolò Alvisi (2nd)
Successor Nicolò Alvisi (1st)
Alex Specter (2nd)
4th President of the St.Charlian Parliament
In office
7 January 2011 - 20 January 2012
Predecessor Magnus de Armis
Successor Valentina Marchesi
1st and 3rd General Secretary of the NPSC
Assumed office
23 November 2008 - 1 December 2008
22 January 2009 - 15 October 2012
Predecessor Office created (1st)
Whisky I (2nd)
Successor Whisky I (1st)
Pierre d'Égtavie (2nd)
1st Vice-Secretary General of the NPSC
In office
1 December 2008 - 21 January 2009
General Secretary Whisky I
Predecessor Office established
Successor Heinrich Schneider
Personal information
Born February 23, 1993 (age 22)
Rome, Italy
Birth name Alexander Jacob Reinhardt
Citizenship St.Charlian
Nationality Italian
Political party National Party of St.Charlie
Residence Puntarossa, TP, St.Charlie
Religion Atheist

Alexander Jacob Reinhardt (born Jacopo C., 23 February 1993) is a St.Charlian conservative politician and statesman.

The founder of the Federal Republic of St.Charlie, he was its first and third Prime Minister from January 2009 to January 2011 and then from January 2012, after serving one term as President of the St.Charlian Parliament.

His 2-year tenure as Head of Government was the longest of any St.Charlian leader since King Patrizio I and oversaw the November Revolution, the Branson Act 2009, the Golden Era of New Ridgeway, a large period of political, social, and economic prosperity, but also the rise and collapse of "Lethlerism" and the community-wide hegemony of the Grand Unified Micronational. Reinhardt is widely regarded as one of the main architects of the MicroWiki Community, together with Francillian Grand Duke James Stewart, Renasian leader Jacob Tierney and Petorian President Kalvin Koolidge. His second mandate as Prime Minister, which started on January 2012 was criticised for its inactivity compared to the last years, but didn't affect Reinhardt's reputation, which remains high both nationally and outside St.Charlie.

His involvement in raising awareness in St.Charlie during the 2009 Abruzzo Earthquake and in general micronational history brought him to intermicronational attention. Thanks to these, he was nominated Baron of Flandrensis and Earl of Francisville.

After defeating the Socialist Party in the 2012 General Elections, he declared his interest to find a successor and renounce to a second term in 2013. On 15 October 2012, he officially resigned as Secretary-General of the National Party[1], after serving as its leader and main candidate for 1362 days. He was succeeded by Pierre d'Egtavie.

Childhood

Reinhardt was born in Central Italy. Reinhardt's parents met in the late 1980s in the nearby Airport of Rome, where they worked for the same airline company. The couple married in 1990, and Alexander was born three years later. After his father's decision to be sent to Germany, he was transferred together with the rest of the family in the city of Munich. There he attended a European school, where he met Leonard Von Sternberg, in 1999. In 2002, he moved to Paris and in September 2007, he was moved to London, where he attended an international school. He currently resides in Parma since August 2009, where he studied for the European Baccalaureate.

Reflecting later on his formative years in London and Paris, Reinhardt said: "I find these years as the most important ones of my life. I met different cultures, different people, and had a lot of fun with them. They taught me how really racism is made of banal prejudices".

Creating a micronation

Reinhardt's interest for micronationalism started when he discovered a few documents and websites on Molossia. He investigated the matter and became aware of the existence of the Montevideo Convention. While discussing his results with his family he became aware of the existence of the inactive Kingdom of St.Charlie, which was apparently founded in 2000, and the will of its founder, King Patrizio I to disestablish it for various reasons. As Reinhardt was already thinking of creating a micronation for a high school project, he believed that he should revive the Kingdom instead.

On 15 November 2008, the St.Charlian Monarchy was dissolved, which led to the November Revolution. Reinhardt, together with a dog as spiritual guide, Whisky I, founded the Movement for St.Charlian Liberation, and supported a republican form of government against former members of the royal family who were in support of restoring the Monarchy but had a less serious approach to micronationalism. By 20 November 2008, Reinhardt took control of the Royal Palace in District and declared the end of the conflict. Three days later, the Movement promulgated the Constitution, establishing the Federal Republic under a single-party rule. The National Party of St.Charlie was officially recognised as the leading movement of the revolution and Reinhardt was made its first Secretary.

Prime Ministership

First term

The inauguration of Alexander Reinhardt as leader of St.Charlie took place on 23 November 2008, when he nominated himself General Secretary of the newborn National Party of St.Charlie. In his seven days in office Reinhardt issued several documents that generally shaped St.Charlie and formed its political structure. When he was later replaced by Whisky I on 1 December, he became Vice Secretary General of the Party and took an active role in intermicronational relations. Weeks before the signing of the Branson Act, he advanced relations particularly with the Hontui Islands, after which he also joined the Countries United in National Trade (now inactive).

Branson Act 2009

On 21 January 2009, Reinhardt and his cabinet signed his first bill, and most important one, into law, the Branson Act 2009, which removed supreme power to the NPSC and allowed the founding of other political parties. Two days later, the St.Charlian Socialist Movement was created by Fabiana Gallo della Loggia.

Domestic policy

Reinhardt and his cabinet were mainly involved in the geographical and political development of the Federal Republic, whilst economic development was primarily managed by NPSC Vice Secretary Heinrich Schneider and later, also by Athlon Strauss. Particularly, during his first term as head of government, the federations of New Ridgeway, Cascia del Pinzanello, Caroline Charlotte and Tor Pendente were founded.

He endorsed large collaborations between government and opposition and frequently discussed with both Fabiana Gallo della Loggia and Magnus De Armis from the SCSM.

On June 2009, Reinhardt nominated Karifa Sanfo Overseas Ambassador and member of the Ambassadorial Council. Sanfo was confirmed on July 2009 by First Ambassador James Lunam becoming the first French person to be a diplomatic representative. He joined Lunam as one of two Ambassadors in the Council, being Strauss, officially, a Consul.

On September 2009, the Reinhardt administration discussed developments on electricity and recycling in an attempt to curb global warming. Following discussions with Environmental Issues minister Suzy Rebisz, and the case of polluted water in the near Italian city of Cerveteri [2] the federation of District was officially declared "free from poisoned water"

Foreign policy

Since the founding of St.Charlie, Reinhardt announced a "new era" in St.Charlian foreign relations with other micronations, using the terms "friendship" and "recognition" to signal major changes from the policies of the Kingdom, in which relations with other micronations never occurred. During summer, he also asked the St.Charlian Observer to interview political leaders in an attempt to “show their informal part or more human part to the people”.

From the foundation of the Grand Unified Micronational (GUM), St.Charlie became an active member of the organization, frequently being part of the Security or the Advancement council. Reinhardt participated in the signing of the GUM Constitution on 19 April 2009 and in several projects carried out by the organization, like a common currency, or an educational plan.

Particular attention was given after the publishing of the “Confessions of an Erusian legislator” article, published on the Observer on 17 September 2009. The article caused relations between St.Charlie and Erusia to become very cold and rigid. Reinhardt was found indirectly responsible by the Erusian Government for allowing the publication of the article, which later proposed a vote of no-confidence against him at the Grand Unified Micronational. Reinhardt accepted the decision of the organization to take him off the activity of Vice Chair, but did not accept “the fact that this was all discussed while I was away”.

Reinhardtw was also a former delegate for the Organisation of Active Micronations until 13 June 2011: he served as its Vice-Secretary General (VSG) from 15 July 2010 to 7 March 2011, thus holding the record for the longest-serving VSG. He was also Secretary of the Internal Affairs Office from November 2010 to March 2011. A general critic of intermicronational organisations, he supported St.Charlie's entrance to the post-Lethler GUM and worked a secondary delegate for the Federal Republic.

Micronational conflicts

Reinhardt has always declared himself to be against micronational conflicts, due to their “nonsense”. In a private discussion with reporter Nick Maggiore, he declared: “you cannot actually fight against another micronation, unless you go to a proper battle. I mean: if the two states get an online videogame like GTA, you can somehow simulate a conflict. Or else, what you really get is a clash of letters, threats and comments. Rhodesia warned Finismund with viruses, and they preferred to succumb. This is not a conflict, this is just tyranny.”

He, however, affirmed to the St.Charlian press that he would have declared a state of war against Oud-Saeftinghe when they threatened the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis, a very close ally of St.Charlie. He stated: “I can’t understand why the Grand Duchy can’t relax for a few months without someone harassing them”.

Post-prime ministership

Following the inauguration of Nicolò Alvisi as Prime Minister, Reinhardt was proposed by his party to run for the General Assembly. He was unanimously elected as its fourth Speaker and was sworn in on 7 January 2011.

Since leaving his Prime Ministerial office, Reinhardt has kept a relatively high profile, compared to other St.Charlian politicians who formed its first Administration. He remained a frequent writer for the St.Charlian Observer and a diplomat for the Organisation of Active Micronations and the League of Secessionist States, although he proposed Patryk Adam Bronisz as his successor at the OAM on 17 May 2011. He also attended, together with Heinrich Schneider, the 2011 Intermicronational Summit.

Personal life

Besides his native Italian, Reinhardt speaks very fluently English and French. He also understands basic German.

Reinhardt is “raised Christian” but not very religious, if not atheist, having been raised in a religious household. Having met different cultures he once said: “we cannot actually believe in a religion which is more superior than the others. While Christians may find unusual Muslim women wearing a veil, they have the right to find odd the fact that Christians ‘plunge’ a baby into a basin for baptizing him. I find really stupid the belief that, for instance, Jesus is ‘cooler’ than Buddha, as someone is able to say”.

Cultural and political image

Reinhardt is referred to as a charismatic speaker. During his period in New Ridgeway, Alexander used to speak about St.Charlie in London and raised awareness about micronationalism thanks also to his loquacity.

Reinhardt's awards have been described as a defining factor for his public image: he is one of the most awarded micronationalists in the MicroWiki community, displaying more than twenty foreign awards. The only national award given to him is the Order of the Blue Star, of which he is Grand Ufficiale.

Contributions to micronationalism

Reinhardt is a frequent contributor of MicroWiki, having created various templates and changing the main page design.

In the micronational world, he tries to participate in most discussions possible, and is a common visitor of the MNEu forum. He has also represented St.Charlie in different intermicronational organizations, such as the Grand Unified Micronational. He also took part in the Intermicronational Relief Aid Committee with James Lunam by participating in the "Freerice project" where several micronations donate a substantial quota of rice for poor countries, through the website Freerice.com.

He also offered to help Flandrensis and Niels I for a project and although the offer was later rejected, Reinhardt, for his help and for his general relationship with the Grand Duchy, was awarded with the Holy Military Order of Saint Polycarpus.

Awards and decorations

Past decorations

This is a list of decorations that have later been revoked by Reinhardt.

References

See also

Political offices
Preceded by
Magnus de Armis
President of the St.Charlian Parliament
7 January 2011 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Office created
Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of St.Charlie
21 January 2009 - 8 January 2011
Succeeded by
Nicolò Alvisi
Preceded by
Gordon Freeman
Vice Secretary-General of the Organisation of Active Micronations
15 July 2010 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Kalvin Koolidge
Vice-Chairman of the Grand Unified Micronational
12 July 2009 – 27 September 2009
Succeeded by
Wilhelm von Hartmann
Preceded by
Barnaby Hands
President of the Micronational Football Association
4 December 2012 - 11 February 2013
Succeeded by
Barnaby Hands
Party political offices
Preceded by
Whisky I
General Secretary of the National Party of St.Charlie
21 January 2009 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Whisky I
Vice-Secretary of the National Party of St.Charlie
1 December 2008 - 21 January 2009
Succeeded by
Heinrich Schneider
Noble titles
Preceded by
New title
Baron of Flandrensis
9 April 2009 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Heir presumptive N/A</span>
Preceded by
New title
Earl of Francisville
16 April 2009 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Heir presumptive N/A</span>
Preceded by
New title
Duke of Tetraland
26 September 2009 - 16 April 2010
Succeeded by
Title abolished