Parker I

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This article is about the Secundomian micronationalist, not to be confused with Dale Parker I, Emperor of the Coral Sea Islands. See also: User:parker.

Parker I
Chairman of the Maoist-Worker's Party of the Federation of Secundomian Socialist Republics
King of Secundomia
First Reign:
December 15, 2009 – December 16, 2009
Preceded by: Position Established
Succeeded by: Self, Spencer I
as Co-Consuls
Second and Third Reign:
August 2014-August 2015
Preceded by: Self, as de facto president
Succeeded by: Self, as Worker's Chairman
Protector of Sterling
Assumed office:
July 2010 - October 2010
Preceded by: Position Established
Succeeded by: J of Sterling
President of Secundomia
First Term:
as co-president
January–February 2010
Preceded by: Self, and Spencer I as co-consuls
Succeeded by: Spencer I
Second Term:
May–July 2010
except for brief period under interim president Spencer I in early may.
Preceded by: Spencer I
Succeeded by: Luke of Secundomia
Third Term:
October 1, 2010-December 2012
Preceded by: Luke of Secundomia
Succeeded by: de jure none, until self as King in 2014, de facto self as unofficial president
Prime Minister of Eran
Assumed Office:
May–December 2010
Preceded by: Position Established
Succeeded by: Rafi II
Chairman of the Maoist-Worker's Party of the Federation of Secundomian Socialist Republics
Assumed office:
April 30, 2016
Preceded by: Self, as Worker's Chairman
Worker's Chairman of the Democratic People's Republic of Secundomia
Assumed office:
August 27, 2015 – April 30, 2016
Preceded by: Self, as King
Pryme Mynyster of the Slinky Republyc
Assumed office:
January 23, 2011
Preceded by: Kyng Fyrst
As Kyng of the Slinky Empyre
Succeeded by: Hayden Johnson
As Leader of Slyndonia
Worker's Chairman of the Democratic People's Republic of Secundomia
Assumed office:
August 27, 2015 – April 30, 2016
Preceded by: Self, as King
Personal information
Macronationality: US American
Micronationality Secundomian
Political Party: current: MWPS
former: Conservative, ICA, ECLA, Worker's, SNMP, Independent
Religion: Atheist, agnostic


Republic of Secundomia

This article is part of the series:
Politics and government of
Secundomia


Government
President

Parker I is chairperson of the Maoist-Worker's Party of Secundomia which controls the government functions of the Federation of Secundomian Socialist Republics. This is not his first leadership role, however. A longtime micronationalist, he has held many positions of power in Secundomian Sector micronations and abroad.

He has been King of Secundomia 3 separate times. He was a "co-Consul" of Secundomia in December, 2009 and also president of the Republic of Secundomia in several separate terms. He was Military President of the Republic of Sterling and King of Sterling at different moments. For a brief period of time he was Chief Consul of Res Publica Tergumterra. In addition to strictly Secundomian Sector micronations, Parker I was elected Prime Minister of the Eran Federation and separately of the Slinky Republyc.


Personal life

Parker attended high school in Kansas and college in Missouri. He currently works as an educator in Kansas. He is an avid motorsports, football and hockey fan. He grew up heavily interested in politics and history. These interests manifested in developing simulated worlds and attracted him to micronationalism. He has multiple siblings, all who were somewhat involved in Secundomia. In particular, his brother, Spencer I, was an avid micronationalist from 2009 to 2011.

Micronational History

Introduction to Micronations

Parker I first got introduced to micronation in early 2009, when he read about Molossia, the Conch Republic, and Aerica on Wikipedia. At this time it did not occur to him to create his own micronation. In late 2009, Parker I remembered micronations, and along with Spencer I, planned to create his own. The Kingdom of Secundomia came about on December 15, 2009 to rival Spencer I's Republic of Skillz. After Skillz collapsed, Parker I and Spencer I created the Republic of Secundomia. While the Kingdom of Secundomia and the Republic of Skillz were still young, Parker I discovered MicroWiki, through a website about micronation lists. After reading MicroWiki for several days, Parker I created a page for Secundomia and himself.

Secundomian History

Parker I was the most prevalent leader in Secundomia. Without his involvement, Secundomia would likely have been a short-lived experiment. He was often praised by citizens for his foreign affairs work[1][2], but been accused of being a dictator in the presidential position many times especially between Spring and Winter 2010.

When Luke of Secundomia, one of Parker's recruits, and Parker got into a struggle about the constitution, known as the Constitution Crisis, Parker I could barely hold onto his seat of power. But he ousted Luke in the next elections, and became co-president with Spencer I. Eventually after Spencer I became a full president, Parker I was elected as the second full president. The Cabinet Crisis took place between April 18, 2010 and April 20, 2010. During this period Parker I was labeled a dictator by several members of the public[3] for putting Ibrahim I on trial.

Parker I, after a brief period as Vice-President, regained power as president in late 2010. Although Secundomia and other nations under his influence have gone through many iterations since then, he has continuously retained almost exclusive power over the nation.

Secundomian Intelligence Agency

Parker was the head of the Secundomian Intelligence Agency. He and Luke collaborated on the Finland Project, to investigate the nation of Voitokas.

Sterling

Parker created the KOS because he felt he was losing power in Secundomia. Sterling was a "vassal"[4] of Secundomia, with Parker I as its King. In July 2010, Sterling became a colonial protectorate of Secundomia. On June 14, 2012, Parker re-assumed control of Sterling as a Military President. The country was later merged with Tergumterra eventually became known as the Socialist Republic of Sterling-Charcot.

Intermicronational Activity

While Parker was lauded for his intermicronational skills from within Secundomia, those outside of the country were divided. He was a controversial figure in the community, noted for his commitment to Simulationism, interventionism (including involvement in the Austenasian Civil War) and contrarianism. Although his views have changed since, his conservatism during the height of his activity was a relative anomaly in the Micro-Wiki community. Parker associated closely with Bradley of Dullahan and other micronational conservatives.

He found himself often at odds with the old guard of the community, including figures like Alexander Reinhardt and Gaius Soergel Publicola. He raised the ire of secessionist micronations by his insistence that micronations not be taken seriously and his embrace of the potential within intermicronational warfare. Later in his micronational career, he caused an incident by repeatedly griefing the Wyvern minecraft server. This act resulted in his ban from the server and alienated him from some of his closest allies in the community.[5] After attending high school, Parker's interest in micronationalism waned somewhat and he was no longer found trolling or antagonizing the MicroWiki forums.

Current Titles

Honors and Awards

  • Companion of the Order of Falcon (Yabloko)
  • Member of the Order of Carl (Carlignton Empire)
  • Micronational Accomplishment Ribbon (Eleytheria)
  • Allied Carolinian Campaign Ribbon (Delvera)[6]



See also


References

  1. Letter from Luke of Secundomia
  2. Messages from Spencer I
  3. Email records show Parker labelled a dictator by Ibrahim I, Luke of Secundomia, Spencer I and Rahim I.
  4. The "vassal" relationship of Sterling was often unclear, and lead to controversy within the MicroWiki community. Other leaders, notably Alexander Reinhardt, accused Sterling of being a "puppet" of Secundomia. In reality, Parker maintained full control of Sterling as a vassal but was deputized by Secundomian leadership to control foreign affairs for Secundomia. This resulted in the intermicronational appearance of synchronicity between the two countries while maintaining different internal affairs. Additionally, Sterling was often more aggressive, as issuing declarations of war was beyond Parker's powers within the Republic.
  5. Zonian Sword - Secundomian Grief
  6. Message from Maj. Dylan Callahan of the Grand Republic of Delvera. Parker I has not officially accepted this award