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Mark S. Kavanah (born 28 August 2001) is a Glastieven politician and has been the Minister for Communications and Press Strategy since 25 July 2017 and a member of the Cabinet of Glastieve since 23 February 2017. Outside of Glastieve, Kavanah is also a member of the Silofaisan Cabinet, the Chair of the Micronational Association for Finance and Economics, the Abelden Minister for Public Affairs and Communications and the Prime Minister of Legatia.
Kavanah was born County Clare in the Republic of Ireland, but moved to Devon in the United Kingdom in 2003. Kavanah first became involved with micronationalism in 2014. he became a member of the community between late 2014 and early 2015 with the de facto single-person micronation Skovaji, which existed from 2014 to 2016. From 2014 to 2016, Kavanah held a number of titles in Nedland, Abelden, Legatia and Paravia under the false name "Kerry Stapleton". He was also Chair of the Micronational Economic Group from 23 October 2016 to 28 November 2016.
After a period away from the micronational community, Kavanah was one of the eight founding members of Glastieve and was appointed Minister for Media and Economics, a role which he retained after the Cabinet reshuffle on 8 May 2017 under the new title Minister for Economics, Finance and Governmental Communications. During his tenure he develop and publicised the Glastieven Model, a micronational economic model that would go on to become an important philosophy of the Micronational Association for Finance and Economics (MAFE). After the Cabinet reshuffle, he developed this model into the Glastieven Economic Programme (GEP) and also strengthened the power of the Egalitarian Party in government, being elected to the National Executive Committee on 12 July 2017 and successfully motioning for a second Cabinet reshuffle.
Following the second reshuffle on 25 July 2017, Kavanah was appointed the Minister for Communications and Press Strategy. In his new role, Kavanah has prioritised functional equlaity within the Cabinet, profesionalisation of political discourse, and the presentation of a consistent and positive national image to the micronational community. Outside of government, he is also the Chairman of the Isotoniae Corporation and a member of the Board of Directors of the Mythological Foundation. Outside of Glastieve, Kavanah has been a member of the Silofaisan Cabinet since 6 August 2017, the Chair of the Micronational Association for Finance and Economics since 12 May 2017, the Abelden Minister for Public Affairs and Communications since 18 July 2017 and the Prime Minister of Legatia since 18 July 2017.