Joost I, Prince of New Eiffel
|Official portrait of jOOST Smith, May 2019|
20 June 2020 - 1 November 2020
|First Minister||Leon Montan|
16 December 2019 - 20 April 2020
|Born||United Kingdom|
|Service/branch||His Royal Army of New Eiffel|
|In service||2018 – 2019|
|Rank||Master general (formerly)|
Minister of War (formerly)
|Awards||Order of the Lion|
Joost Smith OLN – legally and commonly known as jOOST Smith and later Joost I within New Eiffel – is a British-New Eiffelic Libertarian revolutionary, politician, activist, and former general of His Royal Army of New Eiffel, who reigned as the second and last Prince of New Eiffel. Smith was the leader and Prime Minister candidate of the Yellow Party in the 2018 and 2019 general elections. Joost was responsible for starting the New Finlandic civil war, and playing a large part in the Reunification of New Eiffel. Joost is also an amateur historian.
Joost learned how to shoot an air rifle and pistol at a target shooting school, and studied politics for a short while at New Eiffel School. Joost trained to be a royal guard for the King of New Eiffel, however was made the Supreme General of the army instead, in June 2018. Joost is one of the two recipients for the Order of the Lion. Joost is also known for the ((((Joke)))) meme on MicroWiki@Discord.
Joost committed treason of the highest degree when he started a civil war, and attacked President Zarel Smith in his office. The President quickly grabbed a wooden sword and defended himself by hitting Joost in the leg. Joost was suspended as Supreme General for one month.
On 9 August 2018, Joost was made the Minister of War of New Eiffel.
Joost was awarded the Order of the Lion in May 2019 for his bravery and contribution to politics.
Joost established the Yellow Party and the Socialist Yellow Party on 12 September 2018. Joost dissolved the Socialist Yellow Party on 24 December, one day before the end of the 2018 General Election. In an interview, Joost stated "I dissolved the Socialist Yellow Party because I simply changed my political views. The Yellow Party will now be my main party." Following the dissolution of the Socialist Yellow Party, the Socialist Scandinavian Party gained all four of its seats after a parliament vote. This was decided since it was the only other socialist party at the time. Joost supports free speech, and proposed the speech act which was passed on 19 September 2019. Joost was made a delegate to the Grand Unified Micronational on 18 July 2019, and optionally stepped down on 10 September.
Joost became the third Prime Minister of New Eiffel in the 2019 general election, during the Crisis in New Eiffel until being removed from office in a motion of no confidence on 20 April 2020. Zarel I abdicated on 20 June, and Joost was coronated and became Joost I, Prince of New Eiffel. Joost granted Zarel the substantive title of "Duke of Hsed" after his abdication. He reigned until the dissolution of New Eiffel on 1 November
Joost has a long history of activism in New Eiffel, such as advocating for gay rights. Most notably, on 12 July 2018, Joost burned all of his Łight Net banknotes in protest against the number plating and ID system used for bicycles at the time. He was charged with burning money, which is a crime if you do not possess a relevant legal permit. He was fined an unspecified amount of money, which he did not pay. The court case was later dismissed.
Joost was a figure in the Elijahgate scandal of 2019, and his Yellow Party of New Eiffel was a member of the controversial New Eiffelic Party And Coalition of Individualism. During the controversial 2020 founding of the KTNE (||Kingdom of True New Eiffel||), A declaration of independence forged in mid 2019 By Joost and Elijah M was set forward. Joost is not known to be involved in the founding.
Joost built the J25 road in New Eiffel. Between late December and early January 2020, Joost was planning on creating an avant-garde feature-film called The Garden Slows Before the Snows which would break the record for longest film ever made. The film was cancelled after technical complications.