David Sarkozy

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The Right Honorable
David Sarkozy
Sarkozy in September 2016
2nd President of the Grand Republic of Delvera
Assumed office
July 13, 2016
Consul Nikias Wernher
Predecessor Nikias Wernher
Successor Incumbent
3rd Minister of State of the Grand Republic of Delvera
Assumed office
July 13, 2016
First Consul Nikias Wernher
Predecessor Nikias Wernher
Successor Incumbent
1st Governor of Lavrasia
Assumed office
May 29, 2013
Deputy Nikias Wernher
Chief Justicar Roseanna Cilley
Predecessor Office Created
Successor Incumbent
1st Supreme Commander of the Delveran Armed Services
Assumed office
May 29, 2013
Adjutant Bob Monroe
Predecessor Position Created
Successor Incumbent
1st First Consul of the Grand Republic of Delvera
In office
May 29, 2013 - July 13, 2016
Vice Consul Nikias Wernher
Predecessor Office Created
Successor Nikias Wernher
Lord Governor of the Commonwealth of Lavrasia
In office
July 15, 2011 - May 29, 2013
Predecessor Office Created
Successor Office Removed
Commanding Officer of the Army of the Commonwealth and the Armies of the Moniteau
In office
July 15, 2011 - January 24, 2013
January 24, 2013 - May 29, 2013
Predecessor Positions Created
Successor Positions Removed
President and Emperor of Salania
In office:
July 8, 2008 - July 15, 2011
Predecessor Positions Created
Successor Positions Removed
Personal information
Born 26 February 1995 (1995-02-26) (age 22)
Jefferson City, Missouri
Birth name Jordan Brizendine
Citizenship Grand Republic of Delvera
Nationality United States
Political party Nonpartisan
Residence Lavrada, Lavrasia, Delvera
Religion Christian
Military service
Allegiance Flagofdelvera.jpg Grand Republic of Delvera
Flagoflavrasia.jpg Province of Lavrasia
Service/branch Gadsden Banner.png Grand Republican Army (15 July 2011 - )
In service 2011 - present
Rank DAS O4 insignia.png Colonel
Skype: d.sarkozy
Email: sarky117@gmail.com

David James Sarkozy, also known as “Sarky” (b. Jordan Brizendine), is a prominent Lavrasian/Delveran politician and military officer. He was the founder of Salania, and was a primary force for the creation of the Commonwealth of Lavrasia, and later the secession of the Commonwealth from the NottaLottan Empire, forming the Grand Republic of Delvera. Sarkozy has also been instrumental in the development of the Delveran Armed Services, which he currently commands.

Career

Politics

Sarkozy has been involved in micronationalism since July 2008, when he created the Republic of Salania. In 2010, he entered the MicroWiki community as Emperor of the Holy Salanian Empire. He held several prominent positions in the World Micronational Alliance and the Republic of Atlantis, which he later disavowed over several controversies during the Atlantis Civil War. These issues, in combination with personal disputes between himself and influential micronationalists, as well as hostility toward his political and religious views in the community at the time, led him to dissolve the Empire and leave MicroWiki in early 2011, forming the Grand Republic of Salania. After two months, Salania opted to become a vassal of NottaLotta Acres, forming the NottaLottan Empire.

In July 2011, Sarkozy was appointed Lord Governor of the Commonwealth of Lavrasia by Son III, then Secretary of State of the NottaLottan Empire. As Lord Governor, he expanded the citizen base of the Commonwealth, authored all pieces of legislation, began developing the economy, and rose to be an important figure in the movement to secede from the NLE. Upon establishment of the Grand Republic of Delvera in May 2013, he became First Consul, also retaining his position as Governor of Lavrasia. As First Consul, he wrote the Declaration of Independence from the NLE, the Writ of Rights, and the Delveran Constitution. He expanded formal relations with other micronations, notably initiating friendship treaties with nearly a dozen. In October 2015, he was instrumental in resolving the Land Claims Crisis between Delvera and the North American Confederation, authoring the Missouri Compact.

In July 2016, Sarkozy was defeated in the Consular Election. He became Vice Consul and Minister of State in the Wernher Cabinet.

Military

David served as the leader of the Grand Republican Army and Grand Imperial Army of Salania for the entirety of the existence of those organizations (2008-2011), which were largely simulationist. His greatest achievements at that time were creating systems of ranks, flags, and awards. For a short time in 2010-2011, he held command positions in the World Micronational Alliance and the Republic of Atlantis.

He was granted the rank of Colonel in the NottaLottan Armed Forces in July 2011, and given command of the Army of the Commonwealth. He initiated regular training exercises and recruited many prominent service members of the ACL, and later the Delveran Armed Services. Under his leadership, the Army grew from a force of five unequipped, unarmed, and untrained recruits to the preëminent micronational military it is today. He is now Supreme Commander of the DAS, in which he has held Infantry and Field Artillery commands in the Grand Republican Army. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in the NLAF, but demoted himself back to his original rank after secession in 2013.

Culture

Coat of Arms of the Holy Salanian Empire, one of Sarkozy's notable heraldic creations

Sarkozy composed and wrote the lyrics for "Oh, Fatherland", the National Anthem of the Commonwealth of Lavrasia and later the Grand Republic of Delvera, in 2012. He also wrote the lyrics to the "Delveran Military Anthem", "Lavrasia Forever", and "Brave Colo", the official song of the DAS, the Lavrasian Provincial Anthem, and the Colonian Anthem respectively.

David created several national holidays, including Kingdom of Callaway Day and Patriotism Day. However, is most well-known for conceiving the Delveric Heritage Festival in early 2015.

Sarkozy is known for creating a few notable symbols, such as the flag of Lavrasia and the coats of arms of the Holy Salanian Empire, Lavrasian Military Academy, and Colo.

Media

Sarkozy is the founder, owner, and current Editor-in-Chief of the Lavrada Bannerman, the foremost news source in Delvera. He has also created all of the Delveran Armed Services' publicity videos to date.

Organizations

Sarkozy helped encourage Nikias Wernher to develop his idea for the Order of Knights Paragon in early 2015, which he later joined. Later that year on August 31, he was elected Grand Arbiter of the Order.

Diplomacy

Sarkozy was offered the post of Consul to Missouri by the Paravian government in late September 2015, which he subsequently accepted. This position makes him responsible for the safety and well-being of Paravian nationals as well as representing and furthering Paravian diplomatic interests within Missouri. So far, the position has been largely ceremonial.

Sarkozy authored the Missouri Compact, a treaty that resolved a border dispute between Delvera and the North American Confederation, in October 2015. In October, he was appointed Ambassador to the North American Confederation due to his experience and relative esteem with that nation.

Controversies

Sarkozy has been criticized for losing a large percentage of Delveran documents and historical records through USB mismanagement and several computer hard drive wipes, voluntary and not. Since these incidents, he has become far more cautious in the computer realm. He has also been known for his less-than-strict adherence to Delveran legal procedures, often citing convenience and practicality.

Personal Life

Sarkozy receiving his Eagle Scout in June 2012

Sarkozy was born in early 1995 in Jefferson City, MO. He was raised on a farm in the area, and has long enjoyed nature and the environment. He has always been a fan of music, literature, and the arts, excelling at singing, reading, writing, and musical composition. An interest in history and the military led him to contemplate a career in the latter, and he has received some formal military training. David is an Eagle Scout and a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow.

He is a practicing Christian, and attends a Southern Baptist church. He is politically active in his macronation, voting and taking part in various student political organizations. He considers himself a Libertarian.

Heritage

Ethnically, David is German, English, French, Scottish, Swiss, Welsh, Irish, and Native American, though his English and Irish ancestries are predominant. He is a descendant of the royal houses of England, Scotland, and France, with a lineage that may trace back to Emperor Charlemagne. He also claims distant relation to George Washington and the House of Howe, among others.

Education

Sarkozy is currently an undergraduate attending Missouri State University in Springfield, MO, where he studies History and Chinese. He attended Qingdao University in Qingdao, China as an exchange student for one year, from 2014 to 2015. He can speak and read Chinese at an advanced level, but does not claim fluency.

Awards and Decorations

Foreign

Domestic

  • Flagofdelvera.jpg Operation Viscount Campaign Medal - November 2011 (original)/13 October 2016 (new)
    "For service in Operation Viscount."
  • Flagofdelvera.jpg Meritorious Volunteer Service Award - 17 April 2012 (original)/13 October 2016 (new)
    "For [demonstrating] volunteer spirit via a significant act of personal service. (Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project)"
  • Flagofdelvera.jpg Operation Saving Grace Service Medal - July 2012 (original)/13 October 2016 (new)
    "For service in Operation Saving Grace."
  • Flagofdelvera.jpg Long Service Ribbon, I - 15 July 2016
    "For service in the Delveran Armed Services for a period of five years."
  • Flagofdelvera.jpg Operation Genesis Campaign Medal - 13 October 2016
    "For service in Operation Genesis."
  • Flagofdelvera.jpg Operation Exodus Campaign Medal - 13 October 2016
    "For service in Operation Exodus."
  • Flagofdelvera.jpg Order of Liberty, 1st Class - 14 October 2016
    "For an especially meritorious contribution to the furtherance of the Grand Republic, the cause of micronationalism, or other significant public or private endeavors."

No Longer Recognized