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KNI, COD, CUBMC, KStP, KCW
10 February 2007 - 25 August 2019
|Successor||Tsar Mia Sanchez I|
8 October 2019 - 31 December 2019
|Predecessor||Tsar Mia Sanchez I|
14 March 2019 - Incumbent
|Monarch||HIM Emperor Jonathan I|
22 April 2020 - Incumbent
|Governor||Eric Harvey Williams, Jr|
2 July 2020 - Incumbent
|Allegiance||Commonwealth of Dracul|
|In service||2020 - Current|
|Awards||The Universal Medal for Bravery in Command|
The Order of Democracy
Knight in the Order of Cthulhu
Knight of the Order of Saint Patrick
Commander of the Austenasian Order
Knight Cross of the Order of William I
Knight of the Order of Saint Constantine
Lord Charles Aelred Raphael Ross, Duke of Occidentia (formerly Charles I of Phokland) is an Arizona born Austenasian-Draculian Micronationalist, Podcast Host, Micropatriologist, Historian, and Entrepreneur who has held numerous positions within the micronational community including, State President of the Phoklandian Free State, Governing Commissioner of Bregusland Colony, Official Historian of the Empire of Austenasia and, Austenasian Consul in Arizona. Most recently, he took office as Lieutenant Governor of North Dracul.
Charles was born in Arizona on 30 January. The son of a former U.S. politician he demonstrated a fondness for history and politics at an early age. This affinity stuck with him through most of his childhood, culminating in his creation of the Kingdom of Rosston in early 2007.
Ross began his micronational carrier in 2007 when he created/ran the Kingdom of Rosston in the playground of his primary school until it's dissolution in 2013. Following the restoration of Rosston (now renamed Phokland) in 2017, he was selected as Prime Minister of the new country. From there he became the monarch of the Principality of Phokland, a position that later evolved into Viceroy for the Viceroyalty of Phokland then to Tsar of the Tsardom of Phokland and finally State President of the Phoklandian Free State.
While a part of Phokland, Charles began associating with other micronations, notably the Empire of Austenasia where he became the nation's Official Historian, Council to Arizona and, Commissioner of the Austenasian Crown Dependency of Bregusland. Over time however, he began drifting away from Austenasia and began to focus more on his primary project.
He continued with Phokland until early 2020 when a split in the government caused the nation to dissolve, leaving Charles stateless. Shortly after Phokland's dissolution, he was approached by Vice President of the Commonwealth of Dracul, Stephen Luke with the proposition of him becoming the new Lieutenant Governor of North Dracul. Ross accepted the offer and shortly thereafter assumed office on 22 April 2020.
Throughout his micronational carrier, Charles has developed some small notoriety within the community; this mostly stemming from his work towards improving MicroWiki and more recently, his work in helping to revitalize the wiki forums as a primary means of communication for several micronationalists. Additionally, he has gained attention for his media productions, such as the Bregusland Report, an Austenasian news program which he hosts and MicroRamble, a podcast which he co-hosts along with other micronationalists. Ross has also received criticism over the years coming primarily from his criticisms regarding the GUM and for his botched administration within the OAM, the latter causing the eventual disbandment of said organisation. However, despite these critiques Charles has been able to stay on rather good terms with a majority of the community, particularly within the MicroWiki and Discord sectors.
Outside of micronationalism, Charles Ross spends a majority of his free time either researching history or writing. Additionally he is a huge fan of film and enjoys watching movies either at home or at the cinema. Charles also spends a large chunk of his time working on a podcast he runs with fellow micronationalists Nicholas Randouler and Thomas Bainbridge, known as MicroRamble.
Titles and Styles
- Empire of Austenasia - His Grace, Duke of Occidentia
- Holy Roman Empire - His Highness, Prince Elector of Kleinburg
- Empire of Rosemia - His Grace, Duke of Ross
- Kingdom of Wyvern - Sir, Knight
- Kingdom of Wyvern - The Right Honourable, Lord