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Manolis Afentoulis, Duke of Thessalia
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|His Most Faithful Majesty|
OBM OM PAMH et al.
2nd1 Basileus of Mouzilo
|Assumed office |
12 December 2012
|Preceded by||Emmanuel I|
|Assumed office |
13 February 2020 de facto
|Preceded by||Lord Adam, Duke of Washington|
|Born||25 February 1998|
|Citizenship||Austenasia, Greece, et al.|
|Political party||Fatherland Party|
|Alma mater||University of Piraeus|
|Religion||Greek Orthodox Church|
|Years of service||3|
|Unit||I. Royal Regiment of Mouzilo|
|1 Although the first to carry the title, he is officially considered the second Monarch of Mouzilo.|
Manolis Afentoulis, OSC, et al. (Greek: Μανώλης Αφεντούλης; pronounced [man'olis afe'dulis]; born 25 February 1998) is the current Basileus of Mouzilo, the Attorney General of Austenasia, and one of the most prominent Greek micronationalists.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Pangratia
- 3 Crown Prince of Mouzilo
- 4 Reign of Mouzilo
- 5 Tsar of Ashukovo
- 6 Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ashukovo
- 7 Government Positions
- 8 Titles
- 9 Honours and titles
Afentoulis was born in Athens, Greece, on February 25, 1998. His interest in geopolitics emerged early in his life and in 2006 he established the fictional Republic of Kormenia, the so-called forefather of Mouzilo.
After dealing with Kormenia for over four years, Afentoulis decided to establish the Republic of Pangratia accompanied by friends and close relatives, in March 2010. He served as the nation's leader bearing the title "Regus". Pangratia remained relatively unrepresented online, however the project kept going for about a year.
During his leadership, Pangratia developed its own language, Niitic (Niiticy). Niitic played a large role in the history of Pangratia's successor, Mouzilo, during its early days.
A year after Pangratia's establishment, the nation was quietly dissolved.
Crown Prince of Mouzilo
On May 19, 2012 Afentoulis and his cousin Manolis Triantafyllou established the Kingdom of Mouzilo. The two men agreed that Triantafyllou would become the King, whereas Afentoulis would be the Crown Prince, as well as the Minister of Territory, the Minister of the Crown, the Minister of War and Defence and the Minister of Electronic Governance. Throughout his tenure as the Crown Prince, Afentoulis' loyalty to the Crown was beyond doubt. However Triatafyllou's handling of several issues, such as the Niitic language issue and the so-called "Markos Apostolopoulos Case" caused dissatisfaction to several of Mouzilo's citizens, leading to Afentoulis organising a coup and overthrowing his cousin on December 2012.
After the coup, and even though he was the legal heir to the throne, Afentoulis wasn't enthroned immediately for two reasons: Firstly, he wanted to set up a temporary Government, called "Temporary Imperial Mouzilo Administration" (TIMA, ΠΑΔΜ in Greek) to decide how the nation would be led from that point on. Secondly, as he couldn't become the the ruler of the country because he was under 18, the age limit had to be reduced, something TIMA achieved. Subsequently, the uncodified Constitution and some laws were altered, while the establishment of several diplomatic relations were spearheaded by Afentoulis. During this whole effort, he was fully supported by the National Party.
Reign of Mouzilo
A couple of days after TIMA's goal was achieved, Afentoulis was crowned Emperor Emmanuel the Second and Mouzilo became an Empire. This new era for Mouzilo was quite successful with new deals, partnerships and diplomatic relations being signed. This era also saw the political system being changed a few times, without that, however, having any effect on overall national stability.
Between December 15, 2013 and October 12, 2014, Afentoulis temporarily gave up his Imperial titles in favour of republican ones, as at the time that was necessary for Mouzilo's admission in the Ashukov Federation. When Afentoulis became the Tsar of Ashukovo the Imperial titles were restored and changed in order to reflect more closely the Byzantine tradition. At that time, Afentoulis switched his title from Emperor to Basileus.
Tsar of Ashukovo
On October 12, 2014 Afentoulis was elected Tsar of the Tsardom of Ashukovo, a position he de jure held until January 29, 2017. Upon his coronation he adopted the title "His Royal Highness, by the Grace of God, Tsar of the Ashukovs Emmanuel I". Although legally an absolute monarchy, Afentoulis was very open to the advice of his associates and of the Duma.
During the first months of his reign he was exceptionally active, however with the lack of interest of the people around him, he gradually started being less active. He ceased activity in Ashukovo around February 2015, and finally abdicated on January 2017 to give place for the second Ashukov Federation.
Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ashukovo
On April 11, 2014 the Orthodox Church of Ashukovo was formed. Afentoulis being the most prominent Orthodox Christian in Ashukovo, he took the Church's leadership and adopted the name Christodoulos I in honor of Christodoulos of Athens. Under his supervision the Church held its first ever liturgy on Easter Day that year, with several Ashukovs, both Orthodox and not, observing the occassion.
On January 25, 2017, he disestablished the Church and abdicated in favor of the Orthodox Association of Ashukovo, an Orthodox organisation he established and led until its de facto disestablishment in December 2017.
|Attorney General||13 February 2020|
|Minister of Culture||5 April 2020||Longest standing minister in Ashukov history; created the Ashukov language|
|Office||Term start||Term end||Notes|
|Tsar||12 October 2014||29 January 2017||Abdicated in favour of a Second Federation|
|Vice President||29 January 2017||25 June 2017|
|Supreme Judge||9 July 2013||25 September 2013|
|26 March 2017||10 June 2017||Resigned prior to the June 2017 Presidential election|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs||31 January 2017||25 June 2017||Became Permanent Delegate to the GUM after leaving office|
|Minister of Sports and Recreation||25 January 2014||18 May 2017||Office abolished|
|Minister of Culture||10 March 2014||26 December 2017||Longest standing minister in Ashukov history; created the Ashukov language|
|Permanent Delegate to the GUM||29 June 2017||26 December 2017|
|Chairman of the Ashukov Central Bank||18 May 2017||26 December 2017|
In other nations
|Nation||Office||Term start||Term end||Notes|
|Ladonia||Ambassador to Greece||Unknown||Unknown||Assumed the day citizenship was granted. Activity faded over time.|
|Nyclos||Prime Minister||Unknown||May 2013||Nyclos de facto dissolved around May 2013.|
|Akharnes||Minister of Defense||Unknown||11 October 2014|
|Mayor of Džoltovolk||16 September 2013||11 October 2014||Planned a map of the city|
|United Empire||Co-Emperor||7 April 2013||May 2013|
|Kekropia||Provisional President||19 July 2013||7 August 2013|
|Ambassador to Greece||19 July 2013||7 August 2013|
|Memeraeus||Moderator||March 2019||21 January 2020||Abdicated|
- 19 May 2012 - 12 December 2012: His Royal Highness Crown Prince Emmanuel of Hagiopolis
- 12 December 2012 - 15 December 2013: His Imperial Majesty Emperor Emmanuel II
- 7 April 2013 - May 2013: His Imperial Majesty Co-Emperor of the United Empire Emmanuel I
- 15 December 2013 - 12 October 2014: His Excellency President Manolis Afentoulis
- 12 October 2014 - 29 January 2017: His Royal Highness, by the Grace of God, Emmanuel I Tsar of the Ashukovs, and Christodoulos I Patriarch of the Church of Christ in Ashukovo, and Emmanuel II Basileus of Mouzilo
- 29 January 2017 - present: His Most Faithful Majesty Basileus Emmanuel II
Full title (current):
- In English: Emmanuel II Faithful in Christ Basileus of Mouzilo, Hegemon of Hagiopolis, Prophet Eliah, Hypsos, Terpsithea, Aegina, Saints George and Andrew, and Cnidus.
- In Greek: Εμμανουήλ Β' Πιστός εν Χριστώ Βασιλεύς Μουζήλου, Ηγεμών Αγιουπόλεως, Προφήτου Ηλία, Ύψους, Τερψιθέας, Αίγινας, Αγίων Γεωργίου και Ανδρέα, και Κνίδου.
Short title1 (current):
- In English: +FCB2 Emmanuel II
- In Greek: +ΠΧΒ2 Εμμανουήλ Β'
1Used by the Basileus in signatures, exclusively in Greek.
2Short form of Πιστός εν Χριστώ, meaning Faithful in Christ.
Honours and titles
Presented according to the order of wear of Mouzilo.
|Order of the Basileus
|Order of Saint Constantine|
|Order of Milo
|Presidential Award of Merit and Honour
|Presidential Award of Honor and Justice
|Order of Christ the Saviour|
|Order of the Double-Headed Eagle
|Order of Radivojević
|Medal for Participation in the Mouzeliot Army
|Hero of Clan Anadolu|
Relinquished honours include:
- Order of Hasanistan, since 4 April 2020
- Ribbon of Diplomatic Relations, since 4 April 2020
- Ribbon of Foreign Friendship, since 4 April 2020
- Most Sociable Micronationalists and Politicians 2015: Second Runner-up