David Augustus I, Emperor of Monmark
|David Augustus I|
|Emperor of the United Kingdoms of Monmark|
|Reign||December 26, 2017 - present|
|Prime Minister of Wynnland|
January 16, 2021 – February 13, 2021
|Preceded by||The Count of Willsminister|
|Succeeded by||Gabriel Sebastian|
|Deputy Prime Minister of Vishwamitra|
|Assumed office |
28 January 2021
|Preceded by||Prince Abhiraj |
Liam Alexander (acting)
|Prime Minister of Oskonia|
|Assumed office |
13 June 2021
|Preceded by||Jayden Dagsa|
|Born||Grand Junction, Colorado, United States of America|
|HI&RM The Emperor
David Augustus is an American Micronationalist who is the reigning monarch of the Monmarkian Empire since its predecessor state of the Kingdom of Monmark. He has ruled since 2017 and has been at the forefront of Monmarkian development. Ascending the throne upon the foundation of Monmark on 26 December 2017, he quickly made many laws to guide Monmark through her first months.
David Augustus also maintains positions within many other nations, notably serving as Chancellor of Begon, a federal monarch of Arthuria and Vincentia, a Privy Councillor of Australis, a Privy Councillor of Vishwamitra, an MP of Burdette among others. He also is monarch of the Kingdom of Anderonia, founded in December 2020 as a secondary nation in personal union with Monmark, serving as "King of the Anderonians".
David Augustus is also a prominent Wynnish politician, previously serving in the House of Lords and later campaigning in the 2021 general election as head of the "Young Wynnland" party, forming a coalition with the "Social Nationalist Party", the Independent Count of Willsminister, and being projected to form a government and become Prime Minister as of 8 January 2021.
The following is the micronational career of David Augustus, however as most of it is undocumented, 2017-early 2020 are relatively short.
David Augustus's micronational career began on 26 December 2017 when he founded the Kingdom of Monmark with his close friend James Thomason, becoming King and appointing James as Prime Minister. Monmark was at the time a largely unprofessional nation with poorly defined land claims, no attempt at a constitution, and largely underdeveloped government, meaning that until late 2019 and early 2020, the nation slowly decayed and went into inactivity. On an undocumented date as early as November 2019 and as late as February 2020, David Augustus declared himself an emperor, and used the position to begin reforming Monmark and hauling it out of inactivity throughout early 2020, with the notable accomplishments being the writing of the first constitution, first diplomatic outreach, and most importantly, building up a new loyal base of citizens. On 20 June 2020 he became "King of Monmark" once again as the Bluff Province, which was the principal province of the nation at the time, was reformed into the Kingdom of Monmark as the first constituent country of the nation, followed by others on the same day. On 14 August, the first Parliament of Monmark was appointed as a provisional government, and admitted the Kingdom of Paland to the nation the same day with approval of David Augustus. The next day, the monarch changed his title from "Grand Emperor" to Emperor, to be more modest in his titles, which was the start of a period of rebranding from the old "Grand Imperium" spearheaded by David Augustus. On 1 November 2020, David Augustus suspended parliament with its approval, and became absolutist, as he and his advisors recognized that it was an ineffective institution that was starting to lead towards inactivity. In late November and early December, David Augustus began writing a series of acts and decrees that started to bring up to date the formerly neglected laws of Monmark.
David Augustus is a heterosexual male.
“David Augustus” is not the real name of this monarch, merely his regal name. He chose the name in July 2020 to identify himself while staying anonymous.
David Augustus has a brother and a sister, with his brother being the heir to the Monmarkian throne.
David Augustus lives in South Texas and was born in Colorado, having lived in Texas since 2016. His home functions as the Royal and Imperial Palace, and thus the seat of government and the center of the nation culturally and politically.
David Augustus has been raised a protestant Christian, however in February 2021 announced he would convert to Orthodox Christianity, citing his lack of faith in the protestant church. Following through with that, he announced his conversion on 27 February 2021.
Titles and styles
By the Grace of God, His Imperial and Royal Majesty, David Augustus I, Emperor/King of All Monmark and all Her Dominions across the Seas, Defender of the Faith, Sovereign of the Monmarkian Orders of Chivalry.
- Emperor-High King in All Monmark
- King of the Highlands
- King of the Texans
- King of Vendersburg
- Grand Duke of Wessenburg
- Grand Duke of Westark
- Archduke of Kaiserstadt-Königstadt
- Archduke of Kaltmark
- Prince of Colorado
- Prince of Crimson
- Prince of Adelie
- Prince of Dera
- Prince of Kotila
- Duke of the Brooks
- Duke of Santboro
- Duke of Stetsen
- Duke of Sunderidge
- Duke of Ganton and of Sonesta
- Duke of Siple
- Margrave of the Southern March of Westark
- Count of Domark
- Count of Altenmark
- Count of Grafen
- Count of Henalia
- Count of Waldia
- Lord of Edleboro
- Lord of Vensenstadt
- Lord of Faltark
|Monmark||By the Grace of God, His Imperial and Royal Majesty, David Augustus I, Emperor/King of All Monmark, King of the Highlands, King of the Texans, King of Vendersburg, Grand Duke of Wessensburg, Grand Duke of Westark, Archduke of Kaiserstadt-Königstadt, Prince of Colorado, Prince of Crimson, Prince of Adelie, Prince of Kaltmark, Duke of the Brooks, , , , , , , , , , , , , Knight of the Empire, Sovereign of the Orders of Monmarkian Chivalry.|
|United Crimson Empire||By the Grace of God, His Imperial and Royal Majesty, David Augustus I, Crimson Emperor, Defender of the Faith.|
|Great Vincentian Empire||By the Grace of God, His Imperial Majesty, David Augustus I, Emperor of Calahorra, Defender of the Faith.|
|Cimbrun||Lord David Augustus, Duke of Ylisse.|
|Begon||His Grace, Augustus, Duke of Carolina, Baron of Laurin.|
|New Austria||Sir David Augustus, Knight of the Order of St. Louis.|
|Arthurian Empire||His Royal Highness, David Augustus I, King of Lofenia.|
|Ríocht of Inishkea||Sir David Augustus Crimson, 1st Baronet Crimson|
|Imperial Austeria||HRH David Augustus I, King of Antonia, Prince of Austeria, Duke of Aransas.|
|Novus Hierosolymis||His Grace David Augustus, Duke of Princeps|
Honours and awards
- Sovereign (and Royal Knight Companion) of the Order of Crimson (2 February 2021)
- Sovereign (and Grand Collar) of the Order of Independence (26 November 2020)
- Sovereign (and Knight) of the Order of the Crowned Lion (5 September 2020)
- Sovereign of the Order of the Cross of Saint Patrick (30 September 2020)
- Sovereign and Knight of the Monmarkian Cross (5 September 2020)
- Knight of the Most Auspicious Order of the Sanghamitra (1 January 2021)
- Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Lotus (2 February 2021)
- Member Special Class of the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit (12 December 2020)
- Commander Second Class of the Most Gallant Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka (23 January 2021)
- Companion of the Most Distinguished Order for Merit and Public Service (6 January 2021)
- Grand Commander of the Royal Family Order of Purvanchal (8 November 2020)
Order of wear
This is the order of wear of decorations and honours of David Augustus I, the Emperor of Monmark.
- United States of America - Full citizen (since birth)
- United Kingdoms of Greater Monmark - Full citizen (since 26 December 2017)
- Kingdom of Galte - Full citizen
- Maple Autonomous Region - Full citizen
- Nexan Republic - Full Citizen
- Ozikstan - Full citizen
- Austerian Kaiserreich - Full citizen
- Arthurian Empire - Full citizen
- Kingdom of Normandy - Full citizen
- Ríocht of Inishkea - Full citizen
- Grand Principality of Begon - Full citizen
- Kingdom of Helannia - Full citizen
- Internet Union - Full citizen
- Kingdom of Wynnland - Full citizen
- United Royal States of Australis - Honorary subject
- Kingdom of Atiera - Full citizen
- Ziberlandic Empire - Full citizen (forfeit)
- Great Vincentian Empire - Full citizen
- State of Vishwamitra - Overseas citizen (since 20 November 2020)
All variations of His Imperial and Royal Majesty’s style as used by him.
His minor style which consists solely of his most important title is as follows.
By the Grace of God, His Imperial and Royal Majesty, David Augustus I, Emperor/High King of All Monmark and all Her Dominions across the Seas, Defender of the Faith, and Sovereign of the Monmarkian Orders of Chivalry.
His medium style which consists of his highest ranked titles is as follows.
By the Grace of God, His Imperial and Royal Majesty, David Augustus I, Emperor/High King of All Monmark and all Her Dominions across the Seas, and Defender of the Faith, Emperor and Protector of the Monmarkian Commonwealth, Emperor of Calahorra, King of the Highlands, King of the Texans, King of Lofenia, King of Antonia, King of Vendersburg, King of the Anderonians, King of Pan, Archduke of Kaiserstadt-Koenigstadt, Grand Duke of Westark, Grand Duke of Wessensburg, Prince of Crimson, Prince of Colorado, Prince of Kaltmark, Prince of Adelie, Sovereign of the Monmarkian Orders of Chivalry.
The following style is his complete list of titles, although as he gains titles rather frequently, this is never a truly complete list.
By the Grace of God, His Imperial and Royal Majesty, David Augustus I, Emperor/High King of All Monmark and all Her Dominions across the Seas, Texan Emperor, Emperor and Protector of the Monmarkian Commonwealth, Emperor of Calahorra, Defender of the Faith, Protector of Texas and its Faith, Autocrat of the Seas, Protector and Autocrat of all Monmarkians, the Villnai, the Westarkers and Eastarkers, the Highlanders and Lowlanders, the Laurelians, Forestians, the Palandians, Kaltmarkians, and all Neu-Begonish, Lord Protector of Caridia, Chancellor of Begon, King of the Highlands, King of Lofenia, King of Colorado, King of the Texans, King of Antonia, King of Vendersburg, King of Chyia, King of the Anderonians, King of Pan Archduke of Kaiserstadt-Koenigstadt, Grand Duke of Westark, Grand Duke of Wessensburg, Grand Duke of Davidstadt, Prince of Colorado, Prince of Austeria, Prince of Crimson, Prince of Kaltmark, Prince of Adelie, Duke of Santboro, Duke of Stetsen, Duke of the Brooks, Duke of Ylisse, Duke of Siple, Duke of Apensberg, Duke of Sunderidge, Duke of Ganton and of Sonesta, Duke of Aransas, Duke of Carolina, Count of Domark, Count of Altenmark, Count of Grafen, Count of Viletio, Margrave of the Southern March of Westark, Baron of Laurin, Baron of St. Uriel, 1st Baronet Crimson, Knight of the Empire, Seigneur of Hamilton, Lord of Edleboro, Lord of Vensenstadt, Lord of Faltark, Knight of the Order of the Crowned Lion, Knight of the Order of the Cross of Saint Patrick, Recipient of the Order of the Emperor(Arthuria), Sovereign of the Orders of Monmarkian Chivalry, Chancellor of Austeria, MP of Galte, MP of Ozikstan, Representative in the Representatives Lodge of the Maple Republic, Foreign Minister of Begon, President of the Congress of German Speaking Micronations, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of Monmark, Chief of Staff of the Imperial Army of Austeria, Generalfeldmarschall of the Austerian Imperial Army.
David Augustus identifies as a Semi-Constitutional Monarchist, Social Democrat, and an Environmentalist. In July 2020, David Augustus chartered the creation of the “Social Royalist Party” named after what he calls the ideology he identifies with, he follows the ideals of the party personally, but doesn’t favor it in matters of state.
Political Party Membership
David Augustus is a member of the Social Royalist Party in all its branches outside of Monmark itself. He is also a member of the Vincentist Party in the Republic of Sunseva, and the founder of the satirical Gigachad Party in the Kingdom of Begonia, the Crimsonist Front of Atiera, and finally, he is a member of the Federal Christian Party in Austeria.
- Government Archives. Crimson Day Honours, 2021
- Roscoe, Daniel. New Year Honours 2021. 31 December 2020.
- Grant of special honours by the King of Queensland.
- Roy, Dhrubajyoti. New Year Honours announced. Purvanchal Times. 31 December 2020.
- Augustus, David. Emperor David Augustus conferred with Grand Commander of the Royal Family Order of Purvanchal in Vishwamitra. 8 November 2020.