David Brooke, Lord Mayor of The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia

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His Eminence
David Brooke
Sovereign Lord Mayor of Ameristralia
Duke of Harkness
InQ GCP MHGC OAS GKOE DS LOM MC OM GCORT OGOL KIODC KGS PMPS O.H.D.C.R. ComV KORIS KOCI


David Brooke in November 2019
Sovereign Lord Mayor of Ameristralia
Assumed office:
August 2021
Chief Minister Greg Matthews
Predecessor Position established
Minister of Culture and Initiative for the Micronational Community of Australia
Assumed office:
September 2021
President Zechariah O'Hair
Predecessor Natalie Haikalis (as Minister for Initiatives) and Samuel Hart (as Minister for Cultural Affairs)
Minister of General Affairs for the Micronationalist Martial Art Association
Assumed office:
October 2021
Chairman Kevin Doan
Predecessor Position Established
Personal Information
Full name
David Brooke
Spouse Katharine Brooke (m. 2006)
Father Levi Brooke
Mother Sarah Brooke
Born 19 February 1981 (1981-02-19) (age 40)
Port Huron, Michigan
Citizenship  Ameristralian

NortonNationalFlag.svg Nortonian
 Pinangese
Nationality American-Australian
Political party Liberal Agrarian Party (Norton) (in State of Norton)
People's Democracy (in Pinang)
Spouse(s) Katharine Brooke (m. 2006)
Children 8
Residence Port Melton, Ameristralia
Alma mater University of Ameristralia
Occupation Attorney
Military service
Allegiance  Ameristralia
Service/branch Ameristralia
In service 2021 – present
Commands Commander-in-Chief

His Eminence David Brooke is a micronational politician and diplomat. He is the founder and Sovereign Lord Mayor of The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia. Brooke currently holds several roles within micronations, including as the former Secretary of Membership of the now-defunct Alliance of Unified Democratic Independent Micronations, he currently serves as the Minister of Culture and Initiatives in the Micronational Community of Australia , Leader of the Green Socialist Party, Liberal Agrarian Party, National Executive Committee member of the People's Democracy and serves as the Minister of Territorial Affairs in the Pinang Cabinet. Brooke holds military appointments in several micronations. He is the General of the Air Force of the United Kingdom of Great Realeza[1] and serves as Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Ameristralian Defence Forces.

Early Life

David Brooke was born in Port Huron, Michigan on 19 of February 1981, to Levi Brooke and Sarah Brooke. He is the eldest child of the Brookes, who had five other children. Brooke was an avid athlete throughout his school years; participating in local baseball leagues and intramural ice hockey games. Brooke lived with his parents until he graduated from a local high school in 1999. He moved to Australia shortly after graduation to study abroad, and learn about the Australian culture. Brooke met his current spouse, Katharine, while studying. David and Katharine were wed atop Mount Macedon on 19 June 2006. The couple spent several years working volunteering with at-risk youth and environmental issues in their local area.

Education

David Brooke attended a local high school in Port Huron, where he graduated in 1999. While living abroad, Mr Brooke decided he wanted to pursue a career in law. He applied to one of Australia's premier universities where he earned a Bachelor of Laws (Honours). While studying, he became interested in politics and diplomacy. Brooke added coursework in international relations while interning for a think tank in the Melbourne region. He has gone on to continue his educational goals through graduate courses in political sciences, and professional speaking. Brooke aims to study in a foreign diplomat academy, to gain valuable insight into foreign relations.

Political Views

Brooke's political views have been developed from the experiences throughout his life. Levi and Sarah Brooke are moderate Democrats and instilled the centre-left ideology on their children. After moving to Australia and attending university, Brooke's views changed to reflect those of Libertarianism, advocating for strong private property rights, limited government intervention, and free choice. The change of ideological views from America to Australia had a great impact on Brooke, especially as he studied at university. Brooke began to take an interest in Australian and American politics after acquiring his degrees. He began to study the differences in Libertarian schools of thought. Brooke volunteered for several community organisations as well, advocating for immigrant and young adult rights. This activity led to a change in Brooke's views, as he reflected on the work he was doing in the community and in law. Brooke became a member of the Green Party of the United States and the Australian Greens due to their focus on equality, social justice, and ecological responsibility. Brooke is an advocate of societal responsibility, therefore he subscribes to the ideals of Collectivism. His views inspired the development and formation of the Green Socialist Party where Brooke is the party leader and Chairman. Brooke is also the Liberal Agrarian Party (Norton) Leader and Leader of the Opposition of the State of Norton[2].

Micronational career

Development of The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia

Brooke and his wife, Katharine homeschool their children. Brooke, being very interested in politics and government processes, discussed the formation of a micronation as a method of mentoring the Brooke children in civics, civil responsibility, diplomacy, organisation, management, and respectful discourse. During the development of Ameristralia, he took on the role of "advisor" for the project. He was formally elected as the Lord Mayor of The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia for the work that he put into developing the program and the research he has done for a successful project. Brooke created the municipal flag, logo, crest, colours, symbols, and Constitution.

Sovereign Lord Mayor of The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia

David Brooke is the current Sovereign Lord Mayor of Ameristralia, a position afforded the courtesy of a royal title. The Sovereign Lord Mayor is the Head of State of The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia. Brooke is responsible for the representation of Ameristralian values and policy overseas. His duties also include opening and closing Municipal Assembly sessions, accepting appointments of the Executive Council, and signing legislation on behalf of the government. Brooke also acts as Advisor and Counsel to the Government.

Secretary of Membership of the Alliance of Unified Democratic Independent Micronations

The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia was accepted as a full member of the Alliance of Unified Democratic Independent Micronations, or AUDIMN, on 14 August 2021 after petitioning the organisation for membership. The Chairman of AUDIMN, President Burfield of the State of Norton, appointed Brooke as a member of the Executive Committee (similar to the United Nations Security Council) as the delegate of Ameristralia. He was subsequently appointed the Secretary of Membership for the alliance; creating the membership application process and managing membership data. The Chairman formally dissolved the organisation on 26 September 2021, citing unprofessional and misappropriate behaviour of some member states..

Chairman of the Green Socialist Party and Leader of His Majesty's Official Opposition

After becoming a citizen of the State of Vishwamitra, Brooke founded the Green Socialist Party to contest the 2021 elections on a platform on social equality and justice, ecological and economic responsibility through a collectivist approach. His goal was to form a party that would be able to act as a counter-balance to the right-wing Royalist Party of Vishwamitra. Prior to the election cycle, the Royalist Party disbanded, leaving the Green Socialist Party to contest the election against Vishwamitra's largest party, the National People's Congress. After the election of November 2021, the Green Socialist Party won seats for both of the candidates who contested and became the official Opposition in the Parliament of Vishwamitra. Brooke was officially appointed as Leader of His Majesty's Official Opposition.

David Brooke resigned as Leader of His Majesty's Official Opposition and Chairman of the Green Socialist Party on 3 December 2021, due to a political negotiation with the Prime Minister of Vishwamitra that became a scandal.

Minister of Culture and Initiatives of the Micronational Community of Australia

The Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia was elected to full member status of the Micronational Community of Australia on 16 August 2021. After the re-election of the current President of the organisation, the Honourable Zechariah O'Hair, Brooke was appointed the Minister for the newly combined Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Initiatives on 2 October 2021. His Eminence was also elected to the role of Safety Officer of the organisation in October 2021. Mr Brooke is responsible for ensuring the organisation develops and maintains a strong culture through initiatives and programs that impact the greater member communities. He is also responsible for the background checking of all applications submitted to the Minister of Membership and General Affairs, to assure the dignity and mission of the consortium is not damaged.

Leader of the Liberal Agrarian Party (Norton) and Leader of the Opposition

Brooke was appointed as Leader of the Liberal Agrarian Party in the State of Norton upon his citizenship being approved. As the political party with the second-highest seat total in the National Senate, Brooke automatically became the Leader of the Opposition. At this time, not much work has been done in the position. The National Senate currently is not seated.

Honours

His Eminence has received several national honours as the fount of all orders of Ameristralia. He has also received several intermicronational honours for diplomacy, friendship and support of fellow states. As the Commander-in-Chief of the Ameristralian forces, Brooke has also been awarded military decorations. A comprehensive list of honours is below, in order of precedence from highest to lowest.

National honours

As the fount of all orders, the Sovereign Lord Mayor is bestowed the honour of Sovereign of all National Honours and may at his leisure create new dynastic orders for the purpose of recognising the contributions of individuals regards Ameristralia. There are currently three dynastic orders and two municipal orders granted by His Eminence.

Ribbon Honour Date Post-nominal
letters
SEInQ.svg Sovereign and Inquisitor of the
Most Noble and Royal Order of the Sovereign Eagle
10 October 2021 InQ
ROP Grand Companion Ribbon.svg Sovereign and Grand Companion of the
Royal Order of the Sacred Phoenix
GCP
Order of the Noble Eagle - Grand Commander Knight ribbon.svg Sovereign and Grand Commander Knight of the
Most Honourable and Venerable Order of the Noble Eagle
18 September 2021 MHGC
OAS.svg Sovereign of the
Order of Ameristralia
15 October 2021 OAS
Order of the Emu (Grand Knight).svg Sovereign and Grand Knight of the
Order of the Emu
28 August 2021 GKOE

Foreign honours

Brooke is known in the micronational community as a supportive allied leader and diplomat for Ameristralia. He has received several foreign honours for his service regards diplomacy and support of allied and non-aligned states throughout his micronational career.

Ribbon Country Honour Date Post-nominal
letters
Reference
Order of the Military - Member.svg Lurdentania Member of the Order of the Military 4 September 2021 OM
Illustrious Order of Diplomatic Chivalry - Commander.svg Knight of the Illustrious Order of Diplomatic Chivalry 4 October 2021 KIODC
Order of the Royal Tree - Grand Companion.svg Grand Companion of the Order of the Royal Tree GCORT
Award without ribbon.svg Great Realeza Knight Grand Commander of the Royal Order of Great Realeza 14 October 2021 KGS [3]
Award without ribbon.svg Norton Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Patriotic Service 30 August 2021 PMPS
Award without ribbon.svg Norton Prelate of the Order of the Golden Eagle 23 October 2021 OGE
Ribbon bar of the High Order of the Democratic Christian Republic of 11B.svg Melite Recipient of the High Order of the Democratic Christian Republic of Melite 26 September 2021 O.H.D.C.R. [4]
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Vishwamitra (Knight Commander).svg Vishwamitra Companion of the Most Excellent Order of the Vishwamitra 10 October 2021 ComV [5]
Knight Dame - OIS.svg Indradhanush Knight of the Order of the Indian Star 23 October 2021 KORIS
Order of Chandrachur I.png Knight of the Order of Chandrachur I 26 October 2021 KOCI [6]
Shield of patriots.png Blazdonia Shield of Patriots 5 November 2021 None

Military Honours

Ribbon Country Honour Date Post-nominal
letters
RAMDF Distinguished.svg Royal Ameristralian Defence Forces Distinguished Service Medal 28 August 2021 DS
RAMDF Leadership.svg Leadership Medal ML
RAMDF Merit.svg Legion of Merit LOM
RAMDF Commendation.svg Commendation Medal MC
RAMDF Defence of Lurdentania .svg Defence of the Empire of Lurdentania Medal None
RAMDF AU Service Medal.svg Australia Service Medal none
RAMDF Service.svg Service Ribbon None

Order of wear

Awards worn regularly by David Brooke are worn in accordance with customary conventions applicable to the occasion, the location and to the form of dress worn. The current ribbons worn by David Brooke are as follows:

Civil Honours
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Military Honours
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References

  1. RealezaGov (8 November 2021). "Lord Mayor David Brooke". Twitter. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  2. "Leader of the Opposition in the Nortonian National Senate". 18 October 2021. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  3. RealezaGov (14 October 2021). "The King has bestowed th". Twitter. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  4. DCRMelitgov (26 September 2021). "HE the Lord Mayor of Amer". Twitter. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  5. Government of Vishwamitra (10 October 2021). "Royal Decree - 213/2021". Google Docs. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  6. Government of Indradhanush (26 October 2021). "Royal Decree KOI-12/2021". Google Docs. Retrieved 26 November 2021.

See also