Arthur II of Ebenthal

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Arthur II & I
King Arthur II in London Jan 2020.png
King of Ebenthal
Reign29 December 2019  – present
PredecessorMateus I
Heir presumptiveÉlida, Princess of Belmonte
King of Roschfallen
Reign28 January 2014 – 29 December 2019
PredecessorThrone established
SuccessorFernando I
Emperor of the Sovietian Workers
Reign08 July 2020  – present
PredecessorThrone established
Chairman of the Volkshaus and People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
05 July 2020
Preceded byOffice established
Ministry of the Imperial and Royal Household of Karnia-Ruthenia
In office
10 March 2018 – 25 April 2019
MonarchOscar I
Preceded byAri Thomaz-Rocha
Succeeded bySânia von und zu Freiburg
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Born28 January 1998 (1998-01-28) (age 22)
Fortaleza, Brazil
ConsortGuilherme, Prince of Couto
Full name
Arthur Carvalho Ignácio Brum
HouseBrum
FatherArmando, Baron of Roches
MotherMarilia, Princess of Triunphus
ReligionAtheism
OccupationHistorian; Professor
Ebenthali royal family
Grand Coat of Arms of the Grand Duchy of Roschfallen

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Arthur II & I (Fortaleza, Brazil, 28 Jaunary 1998) is the third and current King of Ebenthal (as Arthur II), founder and first Emperor of Sovietia and Chairman of the Volkshaus of the Nuremberg Commune. He was also the founder and first King of Roschfallen as (Arthur I). Born in Fortaleza, Brazil, he is the fourth of six and only male children of Armando, Baron of Roches, head of the barional Brum Dynasty, and his second wife Marília Carvalho, made Princess of Triunphus. He is also the theorist behind the Nomadic Micronation Theory

Self-proclaimed monarch in 2014, his titles and rights were lately confirmed by the Roschfallenian Council of Fools. That same year he founded the Liberal League to promote liberalism among his micronationalist core. During the six years of his reign as King of Roschfallen, the country grew in international recognition, siding with Karnia-Ruthenia (where he also served as minister), but also experienced political instability which Arthur tried to outmaneuver with relative success. Unable to form a new cohesive government and facing a political crisis, on June 2019 he performed a coup d'état on his own government and proclaimed himself the absolute monarch of Roschfallen, earning him the epithet "The Ruthless", suspending the 2015 Constitution and the parliament until the enactment of the Treaty of Acquitane on August of that same year. In 29 December 2019, Arthur willingly stepped down from the Roschfallenian throne and was succeeded by the country's former High Inquisitor in the throne as Fernando I. That same day, Arthur accepted an offer made and became the new King of Ebenthal.

According to the Ebenthali constitution granted in 2014, as monarch, Arthur is both Head of State and Head of Government (the latter a role he shares with the Premier), the symbol of its unity and permanence. He arbitrates and moderates the regular functioning of the institutions, assumes the highest representation of the Ebenthali State in international relations, especially with other micronations of its region, and exercises the functions expressly conferred on him by the constitution and the laws, appoints and dismiss the Premier, among other politicians and public servants, propose, sanction and vetoe laws. In 2020 Arthur fulfilled a personal project and founded Sovietia, a troskyst and yet monarchical micronation of which he is, according to the country's Fundamental Rules, the absolute monarch. He was also elected and has been serving since as Chairman of the Nuremberg Commune's parliament, the Volkshaus.

Married but childess, his current apparent heir is his older sister Élida, Princess of Belmonte.

Biography

Early life

Arthur Carvalho Ignácio Brum was born on 28 January 1998 in Fortaleza, Brazil, as the fourth and only male child of Armando, Baron of Roches, legitimate and direct heir a Portuguese noble title created in 1871 by King Luís I of Portugal, and his second wife, Maria Carvalho Oliveira, from an old Portuguese-originated family of Brazilian farmers from Minas Gerais. Through his father, he is a member of the Clan Brum, a Dutch-Portuguese family which go back to the nobility and royalty of Scotland, England, Hungary, France, Luxembourg, Holland, etc, via the Clan Drummond. He is also great-great-great-great-grandson of King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy through bastard line. Three months after his birth, with his parents divorced, he moved to Rio de Janeiro with his mother where he was raised by his maternal family.

Education

Arthur began his education at Nosso Lar school at age 2 in 2000, staying there until he was three years old. From 3 to 5 years old, he studied at the Montessori Education Center. From there, he remained until the age of 10 in the Abolição School, from where he passed to the Ary Quintella School, where he completed elementary school. After completing the elementary, Arthur studied at the Rezende-Rammel Institute, where he graduated in mechatronics. He is currently studying history at Estácio de Sá University.

Attending English classes since 2004 when he was six yeals old, Arthur is fluent in the language, although he considers himself an autodidact, stating that the school's teaching on English language is very poorly done and claiming he has learned the language from video-games and music. He attended Spanish classes as well from 2011 to 2014, being fluent due to the ease of similarities with his native Portuguese language. He also claims to understand French, Italian, Galician and Romanian.

Career

Prior to becoming Roschfallen's monarch, Arthur worked as a freelancer, performing mechatronics, and worked for three years in a commercial enterprise with virtual marketing and advertising management. Following a year working as private teacher, he currently works as history and geography teacher at the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro.

Relationship

Since 2015, Arthur has openly identified himself as a gay man and has been also often called cisgender, a label he personally dislike over his personal views on gender duality. He has had two former relationships with two same-aged mens and since 2016 he has been dating Guilherme Couto, a bisexual computer technician and former architecture student, whom he made Prince of Couto, as his formal consort. The couple has been unofficialy engaged, as they both aren't prone to formality, since at least 2018.

Religious views

Arthur currently identifies as an atheist. Upon his birth, though, he was baptized as a Antiochian Orthodox, due to the fact that both his Roman Catholic father and umbandist mother were divorced of each other and had previous divorces each one of them, so he couldn't be baptized in a Roman church. Living with his mother and stepfather, both Umbandist practicioners, Arthur grew heavily influenced by the spiritism and used to some of the Umbanda practices such as body possession and religious offers and frequently accompained his mother in spiritist and umbandist temples at parties.

Some of his mother's umbandist and spiritist influence Arthur take for life is the belief in reencarnation, fairly common among Brazilians (Brazil holds the larger Spiritist community in the world), as well as the belief in spirits and in a spiritist version of afterlife. Arthur also has been influenced by his family's Catholic backgroud, but open-minded, while he likes the figure of Jesus Christ he doesn't recognize him either as the messiah or son of God or as bearer of any kinds of supernatural ability. Despite his belief in spirits and afterlife, Arthur has constantly claimed to do not believe in God or "any kind of deity" as said; instead, he often search for some kind of metaphysical and rational explanation for the existence of such things and study physics as a mean to understand the universe and, eventually, reach philosophical conclusions on wether the existence of a god, according to his personal views, is possible or not, and thus why he identifies as an atheist and not as an agnostic.

Citizenship

Having been born in Brazilian soil to Brazilian parents, Arthur is obviously a Brazilian citizen from birth and thus, from 2010, he has also been a Mercosur citizen. In 2008, prior to his international travel to Cape Verde, Portugal and Spain, along with his father, who was son of a Portuguese man, Arthur acquired Portuguese citizenship as grandson of a Portuguese, following the Portuguese citizenship law regarding Brazilians. On the event he has also acquired European citizenship.

As founder of the Kingdom of Roschfallen, Arthur holds perpetual Roschfallenian citizen, according to Roschfallenian constitution. He has also been, since 2018, a citizen of Karnia-Ruthenia and formely was a citizen of the Kingdom of the Manso, for a short period of time. From his ascension to the throne of the Kingdom of Ebenthal, Arthur has been an Ebenthali citizen.

Micronationalism

Origins

Arthur first engaged on micronationalism in 2014, with the creation of Roschfallen at the NationStates micronational RPG browser game, aided by former friends Adrien Preuss and Alecsander Carvalho. Roschfallen was firstly created as a project of an ideal country, in the form of an empire, where neither were declared monarchs. With Preuss withdrawal, inspired by Sealand, Arthur intended to transform Roschfallen into a real micronationalist project. He proclaimed himself as sovereign Prince of Roschfallen, title changed soon to Grand Duke. To officialize a date for the start of his reign, his birthday, on 28 January, was adopted. He then gathered with a bunch of friends who played NationStates along with him to create the micronation's foundations. On this course of action, a lot of conflict aroused on disagreements either on the future of Roschfallen's structural organization or on Arthur's leadership, and on August that same year Roschfallen faced it's first international conflict and secession with the proclamation of independence of most of Gros Morne as the Kingdom of Ebenthal by one of Arthur's former colleagues and trustees, the Duke of Gallar.

At peace, Arthur envisioned to create a cohesive group of micronationalists based on his NationStates friends, so he brought the Liberal League out of the RPG to the micronationalism as well, thus creating profound ties to nations such as Schneeblutig, Harran, Rubrayev, Znatsnaz and the Arabic Empire. Eventually this latter entered in conflict with Roschfallen due tthe adoption National-Socialist policies and rendering Roschfallenian recognition of that empire as null as commanded by Arthur on his grounds as monarch for personal reasons. For the long of mid-2015 to id-2017, Roschfallen was little active.

Late Roschfallen

Eventually, Arthur met the Emperor-King Oscar I of Karnia-Ruthenia, who inspired and supported him in return to micronational activity, even naming him as Minister of the Imperial and Royal Household.[1] Back in action, Arthur took measures to reorganize the country and started negotiations to merge the country to Karnia-Ruthenia, which ultimatelly was dismissed by himself. He subsequently proclaimed himself Lord and King of Roschfallen, reorganizing the country as a feudal and mostly autocratic.

During this period, aiming to increase his status, Arthur took control of the then defuct Schneeblutigan throne, proclaiming himself Regent of the Empire and claiming the title of Prince Imperial of Schneeblutig on the grounds that he would be the presumptive heir to the legitimate Emperor still to take the throne. In order to fulfill his intent, Arthur started negotiation with the Queen Marina I of Manso to become co-Emperors of Schneeblutig but both eventually gave up as they grew overwhelmed by their own micronations' questions. Following this, Arthur resigned his office as Minister in the Kingdom of Manso, accepting to become a diplomat and a senator, which he ultimatelly also resigned.

Althoug active in micronationalism once again, Arthur's unpopular reforms eventually led to discontent on part of the also returning active members of the government. Discontent himself, he sought the chance to reestablish himself and, after being invited by Raphael Sousa to take the Ebenthali throne after the deposition of former King Mateus I, he abdicated the Roschfallenian throne for himself and all of his dynasty on 29 December 2019, after almost six years of reign.

Post-Ebenthal

Assuming as High King of Ebenthal under the name of Arthur II, he took oath to the country's constitution and reorganized as few as possible to fit himself. Due to his connections to several other micronations, specially foreign, he was able to establish several new relations to Ebenthal and enroll the country in important Brazilian and South American micronational affairs, thus making of Ebenthal a great power in the region and sector and establishing his own house, the Clan Brum, as one of the most important and powerful dynasties of the South American micronationalism. As of April 2020, Arthur became a co-founder and one of the leaders of the Conference of Santiago which grew in importance to be the top Brazilian intermicronational organization.

He changed his title from High King to King in 14 May 2020. The previous day, during the parliamentary session debating the change of title, the Sultan of Harran proposed that the title of Emperor of the Fluminense or Fluminense Emperor (Fluminensis Imperator) should be conferred upon Arthur in recognition of his relevance to micronationalism within the macronational State of Rio de Janeiro, much like a Holy Roman Emperor, he would rule no other territory other than his kingdom. The matter was briefly discussed but found no answer as Arthur himself said he would only accept the title if it had any meaning and it was established that if at least 5 Fluminense micronationalist heads of state agreed, the title would be granted by the Conclave.

On 5 July 2020, following six days of conversation and planning between most members of the Conference of Santiago, Arthur was elected head of state as Chairman of the Volkshaus of a newly-created "joker-yet-serious" communist micronation called Nuremberg Commune, with the aim to counter the growing micronational terrorism perpetrated by self-claimed micronationalists on the Lusophone sector. Taking advantage of the momentum, Arthur also set in motion it's old personal project of a communist monarchy and founded the Sovietian Empire as it's first Emperor. In 1st August 2020, on Karnia-Ruthenia's Empire' Day, Arthur was made a hereditary Karno-Ruthenian noble under the title of Prince of Engern-Tonna by the Emperor-King Oscar I.[2]

Personal views and controversies

Despite acting as neutral as possible on his role as monarch, Arthur has declared several times to be a commited liberal, standing for economic and social freedom; he is a stauncher supporter of the LGBT rights, the right to keep and bear arms (with a few reservations), the liberalization of most drugs, full religious freedom and secularism. He has defended complete freedom of speech but ceased to do it arguing it is "potentially harmful to society", using the white supremacy demonstration in the United States as an example. In contrast, Arthur spoke against radical ultramontane conservatism and has being active in get religion out of politics.

In labelede "controverse" to his defense of religious freedom, as King, Arthur II has outlawed at least two protestant cults and has issuing decrees against Neo-charismatic protestan denominations whose actions are interpreted as contradicting the same constitutional guarantees of freedom the King swore to defend on oath. This has led to little internal criticism and it seems to have affected Ebenthal's diplomacy. Some radical catholic groups aren't out of picture, as well, being shut down for spoke against personal freedom over their religious views.

Arthur is also a stauncher monarchist, supporter of the restoration of the Brazilian throne to the House of Orléans-Braganza. In 2013 he co-founded the Brazilian Monarchist Blue League (Portuguese: Liga Azul Monarquista Brasileira) a political activist organization based in Rio de Janeiro with cores in Manaus and Fortaleza which acted in close relationship to Prince Antônio of Brazil, brother to the Head of the Brazilian Imperial Family and currently the third on the line of succession to the Brazilian throne.[3]

Titles, styles and honours

Styles of
Arthur II of Ebenthal
Arthur II of Ebenthal Roya Monogram New2.png
Reference styleHis Most Gracious Majesty
Spoken styleYour Most Gracious Majesty
Alternative styleSire
Arthur II's pavillion as King of Ebenthal.

Titles and styles

  • 28 January 1998 – present: His Excellency The Hereditary Baron of Roches
  • 28 January 2014 – 29 December 2019: His Serene Majesty The King of Roschfallen
  • 6 June 2016 – 19 November 2018: His Imperial Highness The Prince Imperial of Schneeblutig
  • 29 December 2019 – present: His Most Gracious Majesty The King of Ebenthal[4]
  • 08 July 2020 – present: His Imperial Majesty The Emperor of the Sovietian Workers

As King of Ebenthal his full style and title is: "By Grace of God and Popular Will, His Most Gracious Majesty Arthur the Second, King of the Principalities of Ebenthal either side of the Mountain Range and Beyond, Defender of the Independence, Lord of the Northern Hills, Prince of Triunphus, Prince of Engern-Tonna, Duke of Abbās, Count and Baron of Sealand, Hereditary Baron of Roches".

As Emperor of Sovietia his full style and title is: "By the Will of the Proletarians, Emperor and General Secretary of the Workers of Sovietia and the Sovietian Worker's Party".

Honours

National Honors

As King of Ebenthal, Arthur is Grand Master of the following orders:

As Emperor of Sovietia, Arthur is Grand Master of the following orders:

Foreign Honors

Arthur has also been decorated with a number of other honours:

Forfeit Honors

Arthur also willingly gave up or was disconnected from the following orders:

Ancestry

The ancestry of King Arthur:

References

  1. Ministries of the Imperial and Royal Household of Karnia-Ruthenia. Retrieved in 26 August 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Imperial and Royal Decree n. 197-2O2O, O1 August 2O2O. Retrieved in 26 August 2020.
  3. Arthur Brum and Prince Antônio of Brazil. Published on 11 May 2019. Retrieved on 26 August 2020.
  4. Royal Decree No 168-2020. Published on 20 August 2020. Retrieved on 26 August 2020.
  5. King Arthur II receives the Burgundy's Vengeance Medal Published on 31 May 2020. Retrieved on 26 August 2020.
  6. King of Ebenthal is knighted at the Order of Schkoppe by the Stadhouder of Mauritia. Published on 17 july 2020. Retrieved in 26 August 2020


Arthur II of Ebenthal
Born: 28 January 1998
Royal titles
Preceded by
Mateus I
As High King
King of Ebenthal
29 December 2019 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
New title
King of Roschfallen
28 January 2014 – 29 December 2019
Succeeded by
Fernando I
Preceded by
Prince Paulo
Prince Imperial of Schneeblutig
14 January 2016 – 01 April 2020
Succeeded by
None
Title vacant
Preceded by
New title
Emperor of the Sovietian Workers
08 July 2020 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Noble titles
Preceded by
New creation
Prince of Engern-Tonna
01 August 2020 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
New creation
Prince of Triunphus
23 March 2020 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
New creation
Duke of Abbās
16 February 2020 – 25 December 2017
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
New creation
Marquis of the Water Valley
2018 – 2 April 2020
Succeeded by
None
Relinquished title
Preceded by
New creation
Count of Sealand
28 January 2020 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
New creation
Baron of Sealand
26 January 2016 – 28 January 2020
Succeeded by
Elevated
Preceded by
Armando Brum
Hereditary Baron of Roches
28 January 1998 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Office established
Chairman of the Volkshaus
05 July 2020 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
New creation
People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs
05 July 2020 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
New creation
Kingdom of Manso's Senator
2018
Succeeded by
None
Relinquished office
Preceded by
Ari Thomaz-Rocha
Ministry of the Imperial and Royal Household
10 March 2018 – 25 April 2019
Succeeded by
Sânia von und zu Freiburg
Preceded by
New creation
Chairman of the Liberal League
08 August 2014 – 27 April 2016
Succeeded by
None
Office abolished