Minister of Asian and Oceanic Affairs

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Minister of Asian and Oceanian Affairs of the Cupertino Alliance
Seal of the Ministry of Asian Affairs[a]
Incumbent
Rory Leonard

since 6 November 2021
ResidenceLurdentania
AppointerChair of the Board
Inaugural holderPun Watta
Formation17 March 2020
DeputyDeputy Minister of Asian and Oceanian Affairs

The Minister of Asian and Oceanian Affairs is the head of the Ministry of Asian and Oceanian Affairs, responsible for outreach to micronations in the region, and hosting auxiliary sessions within the Cupertino Alliance parliament.

History

The concept of Asian outreach within the Cupertino Alliance originates to late February during the 5th Session, when the Divisions Act was proposed. The proposal passed unanimously on 1 March 2020, establishing the Division of Asian Affairs.[1][2]

The position of Minister of Asian Affairs was first proposed during the 69 Hour Session under the Ministers Act. The act was passed on 17 March around the conclusion of the session.[3][4]

Chairman Jayden Lycon appointed Pun Watta, a delegate from the Federation of Orientia as the first Minister of Asian Affairs on 22 March. A ministerial seal was created shortly thereafter.[5] The Ministers Act was later amended by the Cupertino Alliance Charter, which granted further powers to the ministry.[6]

In light of membership applications from the Oceania region, the position was renamed to Minister of Asian and Oceanian Affairs, adding outreach to Oceanian and Australian micronations to the ministerial mandate.[7][8]

The newly renamed role was soon upgraded further, being granted the ability to hold auxiliary sessions tailored specially for the Asian and Oceanian sector.[8][9] A deputy ministerial role was created later in September to assist the minister, with the inaugural holder being Daniel Hamilton.

List of Ministers

# Portrait Name
Origin (nation)
Deputy Term of office
1 Pun Watta
Federation of Orientia[b]
N/A 22 March 2020 19 September 2020
Appointed by Jayden Lycon on 22 March.
The minister assisted the chair on various decisions regarding the asian sector, oversaw the development of relations with the Asia-Pacific Alliance.[10]

2 Pun Watta[c]
People' Republic of Orientia
Daniel Hamilton (From 30 September) 19 September 2020 22 October 2020
Appointed by Jayden Lycon following the abrupt departure of their predecessor.
Held the first ever Asian Auxiliary session, and presided over the first Deputy Minister.

Daniel Hamilton
Unified Royal States of Australis
Acting Minister
N/A 22 October 2020 6 November 2020
Appointed as acting minister following the departure of his predecessor.

3 Daniel Hamilton
Unified Royal States of Australis
Varuna Sriraya (9 - 14 November 2020)
(15 April - 28 July 2021)
6 November 2020 28 July 2021
Promoted to full minister following the dissolution of Orientia.
At the beginning of his tenure, Hamilton pledged to expand the fledgling Asian and Oceanian Sector, and contact several Australian micronations to assure such.[11] Resigned in late July 2021 due to hiatus. Held record for longest serving Asia/Oceania minister until Watta's second term in 2022.

4 File:Birthday Portrait of Rashtradhyaksh Varuna Sriraya (cropped).jpg Varuna Sriraya
Vishwamitra
Jayden Dagsa 28 July 2021 15 August 2021
Succeeded Daniel Hamilton.
Vacant from 15 August to 6 November 2021[d]

5 Rory Leonard
Empire of Lurdentania
N/A 6 November 2021 13 November 2021
Appointed by Tyler Mullins.
Vacant from 13 November 2021 to 6 February 2022

6 Pun Watta
People's Republic of Orientia
Rory Leonard 6 February 2022 19 August 2022
Appointed by Carson Snyder.
7 Jayden Dagsa
Kingdom of Novus Hierosolymis
N/A 19 August 2022 27 September 2022
Appointed in August 2022 by Larry Martin and resigned a month later.
Vacant from 27 September 2022 to 13 January 2023

8 Daniel Hamilton
Kingdom of West Sayville
N/A 13 January 2023
Appointed by Chris Ramsay for a second term, marking Hamilton's return to cabinet for the first time since September 2021.

Timeline

David BrookeRory McPhailJayden DagsaDhrubajyoti RoyDaniel JosephPun Watta


Footnotes

  1. The seal of the Ministry predates the Minister of Asian Affairs (renaming) Act, and has not been updated since.
  2. The Federation of Orientia later reformed into the People's Republic of Orientia.
  3. Officially held under 'Joseph Watta', a pseudonym of Pun Watta, solely for the purposes of holding an Asian Session prior to the ministries transferral to Hamilton.
  4. Main Region Act.

References

  1. Lycon, Jayden (29 February 2020) Cupertino Alliance Divisions, Cupertino Alliance. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  2. Lycon, Jayden (5 March 2020) Cupertino Gazette – Issue 5, Cupertino Gazette. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  3. Lycon, Jayden (17 March 2020) Cupertino Gazette – Issue 7, Cupertino Gazette. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  4. Lycon, Jayden (14 March 2020) Ministers Act, Cupertino Alliance. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  5. Lycon, Jayden (30 March 2020) Cupertino Reference Centre launched on Discord server; first Ministerial seal published, Nacre. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  6. Lycon, Jayden (30 May 2020) Charter of the Cupertino Alliance, Cupertino Alliance. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  7. Lycon, Jayden (29 August 2020) An Act Concerning the Minister of Asian Affairs, Cupertino Alliance. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Lewes, Bess (7 September 2020) Cupertino Gazette – Volume 1, No. 28, Cupertino Gazette. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  9. Valentinus, Sertor (29 August 2020) Establishment of Regional Ministries and Sessions Act, Cupertino Alliance. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  10. Lycon, Jayden (18 April 2020) Framework for the Asia-Pacific Partnership, Cupertino Alliance. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  11. Hamilton, Daniel (11 November 2020) First Address as Cupertino Minister for Asian/Oceanian Affairs. Retrieved 16 December 2020.