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|Edward Daniels from October 2018|
Federated States of Transterra
May 5, 2018 – July 29, 2018
May 5, 2018
July 21, 2018 – September 29, 2018
|Born|| September 11, 2001 (age 17)|
Stony Brook, New York, U.S.
|Political party||Libertarian Party|
| Other political
|Liberty Union (Abelden)|
Libertarian Party (Atovia)
Edward Daniels, 1st Baron Daniels (born September 11, 2001) is an Abeldane and Transterrian politican from the United States of America. Daniels began his political career in the Abeldane Empire in Summer, 2017 and November, 2017. He has retired from Abelden politics on February 22, 2018 to focus on a micronationalist state project of his own, but has since cancelled the project and rejoined Abelden politics on March 4, 2018.
Daniels was born in the town of Stony Brook, New York and was raised in Upstate New York and then in Long Island, New York. In 2016, Daniels became more involved with politics and media during the Brexit referendum and the United States presidential election. Daniels supported Nigel Farage's Brexit from the European Union and Donald Trump's campaign for President of the United States. Daniels still continues to support Right-wing populists across the globe and considers himself a Right-wing populist, Paleoconservative, Classical liberal, and Libertarian.
According to the Messenger, Edward Daniels ranked 3rd place in the 2017 Micronational Awards for Most Improved Micronationalist. Daniels received 6 votes and 17.1% of the votes. He was beaten by Romanicus and Max I of Jupiter.
Transterrian political career
On May 5, 2018, Daniels declared his micronation, the Federated States of Transterra, independent from the United States. Between June 15 and June 17, Daniels wrote the first draft of the Constitution of the Federated States of Transterra. Connor Stumperth, a notable founding father and citizen of Transterra wrote the second draft of the Constitution between June 18 and June 19, 2018. The Constitution was ratified and officially adopted on June 19, 2018. Daniels declared on June 19 that presidential elections will take place on July 22, 2018. Daniels has stated that he will not be seeking a second term, but will fulfill his second term in the December 2018 presidential elections. On June 21, Daniels established the Emergency Legislature of Transterra. On July 21, 2018 Daniels established the Free Sylvana Territory and proclaimed himself Territorial Governor. The July 2018 presidential election resulted in a tie between Connor Stumperth and Alexander von Hapsburg. The action in which a president must be decided upon was not written in the constitution. This ultimately led to a constitutional and electoral crisis in Transterra on July 24. The crisis ended on July 25 when Connor Stumperth was voted President of the Federated States by the Emergency Legislature. Daniels term as President ended on July 29, 2018 and Connor Stumperth inaugurated himself as 2nd President of the Federated States of Transterra. On August 7, Daniels founded the Libertarian Party of Transterra. On September 9, 2018, Daniels was declared 3rd Chair of the ELA after Horatio Eden stepped down and revoked his citizenship.
Nordkavn political career
Daniels joined the Nordkavn Federation, the successor nation of Mcarthia on May 20, 2018. Daniels will not commit to any serious political activity since he is invested in Abelden and Transterra at the moment. On June 16, 2018, Daniels resigned his citizenship from Nordkavn, stating that he wasn't very active in the nation.
Mcarthian political career
On March 6, 2018, Anthony Clark, Chancellor of Mcarthia, invited Daniels to observe the Mcarthian community on Skype to determine whether or not he would want to join Mcarthia full time. Daniels was an observer of Mcarthia from March 6 to March 24. Daniels had observed the March 2018 election and political views of the Mcarthians. On March 24, 2018, Daniels was officially named a citizen of Mcarthia. Since then, he he was working with the Mcarthian government to federalize the nation. Daniels' career in Mcarthia ended on April 29, 2018 due to the dissolvement of the nation.
Abeldane political career
Daniels began his political career in Abelden in the Summer of 2017. Daniels then was known as King Edward I of Custosia. During the lead up to the August federal election, Daniels became a member of the Federalist Party of Abelden and briefly ran as the Federalist candidate for Vorsitzender of the Abeldane Empire. Daniels would eventually drop out of the race early on and retire from the micronational community for about two months.
Daniels returned to the micronational community and Abelden on October 29, 2017. On October 31, 2017, Daniels became an Abelden citizen once again. Taking his political carrer more serious and practical this time, Daniels announced his candidacy for MP for the Grand Duchy of Alexander on November 14. Daniels ran as an MP during the lead up to the December federal election. On November 21, 2017, Daniels was named Deputy Leader of the Federalist Party of Abelden. The Deputy Leader position was the first political office held by Daniels. On November 26, Daniels stepped down as Deputy Leader to prepare for the merging of the Federalist Party and the Rhinoceros Party of Abelden. Around this time, Daniels was well known as a strong conservative in the Abeldane Empire, but slightly changed his views micronationally to a more Communitarian stance. Daniels was elected and appointed as Member of the Reichsversammlung for the Grand Duchy of Alexander on December 16. Daniels was announced to be appointed as Imperial Press Scretary of Abelden on Decmeber 23 after the United Rhinoceros Party of Abelden won the election. Daniels was officially appointed as Imperial Press Secretary on December 24 and became a member of the Reichsregierungskabinett.
Imperial Press Secretary
Daniels assumed the office of Imperial Press Secretary on December 24, 2017. As Imperial Press Secretary, he only held two press briefings which were very short and inconsistent. On February 22, 2018, Daniels stepped down as Imperial Press Secretary. Daniels was the 1st Imperial Press Secretary of Abelden.
3rd First Minister of Alexander
By far, Daniels' campaign for First Minister of Alexander was the most successful and biggest breakthroughs in Daniels political career so far. On December 24, Daniels announced that he would be running against Alexander von Hapsburg in the newly announced Alexander local election. Daniels campaign had no affiliation to the URP due to a decree made by Max I, Grand Duke of Alexander and his decision to ban political parties in the Grand Duchy of Alexander. Instead, Daniels campaign was centered around reforming Alexander's government and forming a state constitution. Daniels was not endorsed by his party and the current Vorsitzender at the time, Thomas Merrell. On December 28, Max I, Grand Duke of Alexander endorsed von Hapsburg which was a negative blow to the Daniels campaign. Daniels however, made a statement respecting the Grand Duke's decision. Daniels was only endorsed by Michael Brazeau, former Grand Duke of Alexander and Vorsitzender. On January 7, Daniels received 2 votes out of 4 and 50% of the vote. His opponent, von Hapsburg received the same results. Max I contacted Emperor Stephen I & II to break the tie between the two candidates. No victor had been declared by Stephen I & II due to an inconvenience on time. On January 8, Daniels was decided to become the First Minister of Alexander. Daniels assumed office on January 9, 2018. Daniels officially assumed office on January 9, beginning his three month term as First Minister. Daniels was one of the first democratically elected First Minister's of Alexander.
Daniels began his term as First Minister of Alexander on January 9, 2018. Prior to becoming First Minister, Daniels drafted the first Alexandrian constitution on December 31, 2017. During Daniels' term, Daniels tried to officially ratify and adopt an official Constitution for the Grand Duchy of Alexander. However, Daniels' lack of legislation experience and constitutional writing delayed the process. Daniels resigned from office on February 22, 2018 to focus on personal micronational goals.
On March 17, 2018, Daniels joined the Abeldane Liberal Alliance. He is looking to enter the next federal election in Abelden as an MP. On March 24, 2018, Daniels was inducted into the Peerage of the Abeldane Empire as the 1st Baron Daniels. On March 31, Daniels announced his candidacy for First Minister of Alexander and Member of the Reichsversammlung. On April 2, 2018, Daniels became a member of the Abeldane Liberal National Alliance and Pragmatic Front after a super merger between the Abeldane Liberal Alliance, the United Rhinoceros Party, and the Abeldane National Independence Party. On April 7, 2018, Daniels failed to be elected into the Reichsversammlung. On April 8, 2018, Daniels was offered a Cabinet position by Vorsitzender-elect, Alejandro Whyatt-Miranda. Daniels was appointed a Member of the Reichsversammlung on April 13, 2018, succeeding Horatio Eden's seat. On April 21, 2018, Daniels declared himself Head of the Constitutional Committee of Alexander, the chief executive officer to the constitutional process in the Grand Duchy of Alexander. On June 13, 2018, Daniels was approached by Stephen Freayth and defected from the Abeldane Liberal Alliance and joined the National Federalist Party. The NFP is expected to undergo a re-branding and reformation under Freayth. On June 16, 2018, Daniels announced his bid for Member of the Reichsversammlung under the new National Federalist re-branding, Die Rechte. He also announced that he would be running for Stellvertreter as well. Daniels was eliminated in the first round of voting between Alexander von Hapsburg and Max Pollack. On June 21, 2018, Daniels automatically won a seat in the Reichsversammlung after the Abelden federal election. He will be serving the Reichsversammlung under Die Rechte. On June 26, 2018, Daniels was proposed and appointed by Freayth as Minister of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. On September 19, 2018, Daniels joined the Liberty Union political party. On September 22, 2018, Daniels announced his candidacy for Stellvertreter of the Abeldane Empire. On September 30, 2018, Daniels won his candidacy for Stellvertreter, beating Max Pollack for a second term.
2018 Alexander crisis
See more: 2018 Alexander crisis
On April 21 and 22 of 2018, Edward Daniels confronted the government of the Grand Duchy of Alexander about the current state of progress and constitutional law. Due to some controversy, Daniels was kicked from the Alexandrian chatroom on Skype and resorted to the Kingdom of Demirelia. He currently serves as the incumbent Statskansler of Demirelia.
Outside of micronationalism, Daniels is a Junior in high school and a Floriculturalist. Other activities and hobbies of Daniels include playing Chess, playing the Electronic keyboard, videography, writing, reading, and playing video games. Daniels is also a history buff and writes for his school paper.
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions
- The Messenger's 3rd Most Improved Micronationalist, 2017
- Abelden: 1st Baron Daniels, 2018