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Prince Nathan of Florenia
| His Royal Highness|
The Prince Nathan MP
KH KCFN KCF
17 August 2011
9 February 2013
29 July 2012
17 August 2011 - 3 September 2011
|Successor||The Prince Henry|
|Born|| 21 July 1998|
New York City
|Citizenship||Florenian, American, Israeli|
|Political party||Democratic Liberal|
|Allegiance||Kingdom of Florenia|
|Service/branch||Florenian Royal Army|
|In service||2011 - present|
|Unit||Royal Guards Regiment|
His Royal Highness The Prince Nathan KH KCFN KCF is a micronationalist who is founder, Prime Minister and Heir to the Throne of the Kingdom of Florenia. He founded Florenia in 2011 from an interest in Molossia, and after stumbling upon MicroWiki began to govern single handedly. He appointed his father, Eran I, King and appointed himself Prime Minister in order to form a government. Since defeating Prince Henry by default in the Florenian Election of 2011, and securing a majority in the subsequent 2013 election, he has remained Prime Minister. He was confirmed by Eran I to seek reelection in the 2014 general election, but it never occurred.
In addition to serving as Prime Minister, Prince Nathan also currently holds the offices of Foreign Minister, Member of Parliament for Afula, and Chief Herald Armiger, as well as holding the rank of Colonel in the Florenian Royal Army. He is also the editor of Florenia's only news publication, the Florenian Journal.
During his lengthly tenure as Prime Minister and Member of Parliament, Prince Nathan has developed the government and political system of Florenia. He has passed legislation creating government ministries, titles and styles, and outlining various government procedures. He has announced that he is currently working on a series of bills creating a Florenian judiciary, Ministry of Justice, and Bar Association. The Prince has maintained the general support of the Florenian electorate for most of his premiership, gaining over 80% of the vote in the general election of 2013. He has established diplomatic relations with numerous nations, and has maintained contact with various micronationalists.
Republic of the Floren Lands
Without any knowledge of micronations, Nathan decided to establish the Republic of The Floren Lands on the territory which now comprises the Florenia. After only a few days, this predecessor nation ceased to exist and function due to a lack of organization. The republic began in the summer of 2010 and ended a few weeks thereafter.
Kingdom of Florenia
Prince Nathan had the idea to start the Kingdom of Florenia, originally the Republic of Florenia, on 22 April 2011. He did not develop it much but in August it was picked up. He declared himself Prime Minister, and many other offices. He also chose all other ministers and deputy ministers. Since he is the only member of Parliament currently, he works very much with the King to write Acts and Laws. A fair amount have been passed, most of them just being creations of titles, simple laws, or basic functions for a country. He has not told any of his friends from his school about the Kingdom but hopes to and include them in the country. Most of his family do not know, or know much about, the Kingdom, but he wants to inform them of it.
From the signing of the Constitution on 5 September 2011, Prince Nathan has carried out most of the duties of running Florenia. He is currently the only Member of Parliament for Florenia, and therefore is the author to all Acts. The only other individual currently involved in the Kingdom is Eran I, who must read and approve all Acts passed by Parliament, or, in this case, the Prince. Because of his major involvement, Prince Nathan has molded Florenia to his liking and his political views. He believes this is currently the best approach for Florenia, since he believes that he knows the most about Florenia and micronationalism in general. As most of the other Florenian citizens are liberals and agree with the views of the Democratic Liberal Party, he governs with very little opposition. This is excluding the occasional outburst from Prince Henry or Prince Zachary.
Prince Nathan ran for the office of Prime Minister for the first time in late December 2011. He was originally running against Prince Henry. However, Prince Henry dropped out and Prince Nathan became Prime Minister. He also ran for the office of Member of Parliament of the Dominion of Afula on July 29 2012, and won with 60% of the vote. Due to the fact that the Prince ran unopposed, voters had the option to vote either for the Prince, or to mark an against option on the ballot. Should the latter have received more votes, further elections would have been required. He gad planned to run for both of these offices in the General Election of 2012, which were to begin around 22 December 2012.
Following the Cabinet Act 2013, a Florenian Act of Parliament given royal consent on 9 February 2013, The Prince appointed himself Foreign Minister, the first appointment to the office since its founding in September 2012. Florenia was elected to the GUM Advancement Council for two consecutive terms, and Prince Nathan has served as Florenia's delegate to the GUM since the Kingdom's joining. On 18 December 2013, Prince Nathan announced his candidacy for re-election to the position of Prime Minister. He faced no opposition, and was suspected to have his position confirmed by the election. He won with a majority of 87.5% of the vote, and will serve as Prime Minister until the next election in 2014.
On April 18, the Prince's office released a statement announcing that a Florenian judiciary was in construction, and that it and an Act creating the Ministry of Justice were to be introduced within the next ten days. The Prince independently authored both documents. On 24 June 2014, the Prince, in an order delegating temporary powers the Eran I due to his month long leave of absence, he promised that the Judiciary acts would be completed and passed by the end of July. On July 20, the Prince returned from his absence and reassumed power from Eran I. In the following days, the Prince began a sweeping reorganization of the military following the passage of the Military Organization and Commissions Act 2014, which allowed the armed forced to operate independently of Parliament with regards to its structure and general management. He also, with Queen Jane, purchased a kayak for the Crown on behalf of the Royal Navy, the first addition to the Navy's fleet in its history.
After uncertainty surrounding the lack of candidates in the Florenian general election of 2014, Prince Nathan was confirmed to stand reelection by Eran on 22 December, which he did with "reluctance." He, as in 2013, was attempting to obtain a simple majority over an against option on the ballot, but the election again did not occur.
Prince Nathan is of Romanian, Polish, Slovakian, Lithuanian, English, and possibly French descent. He is a citizen of Florenia, the United States, and Israel. He is also an honorary subject of Austenasia
|Ancestors of Prince Nathan of Florenia|
Titles and styles
|Royal Family of Florenia|
HRH The Duke of Southbury
- Reference Style: His Royal Highness
- Spoken Style: Your Royal Highness
- Alternative Style: Sir
- 21 July 1998 - 22 April 2011: Mr Nathan Benjamin
- 22 April 2011 - 5 August 2011: Prince Nathan
- 5 August 2011 - 24 October 2012: His Royal Highness Prince Nathan
- 24 October 2012 - present: His Royal Highness The Prince Nathan
Prince Nathan is a Colonel in the Florenian Royal Army, and is the commanding officer of the Royal Guards Regiment. This title is not honorary, and he is currently the highest ranking official in the Royal Army.
His Royal Highness The Prince Nathan Benjamin of the Kingdom of Florenia, Founder of the Kingdom of Florenia, First Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Florenia, First Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Florenia, Member of Parliament for the Dominion of Afula, Chief Herald Armiger of the College of Arms, Heir to the Throne of the Kingdom of Florenia, Knight Companion of Honor, Knight Commander of the Florenian National Order, Knight Commander of the Order of the Founder, Officer of the Austenasian Order, Colonel of the Royal Guards Regiment
Awards and decorations
- Knight Companion of Honor
- Knight Commander of the Florenian National Order
- Knight Commander of the Order of the Founder
- Officer of the Austenasian Order
- Commander of the Order of the Royal House of Ruthenia
In American politics, Prince Nathan stands with and supports the Democratic Party. Within the bounds of Florenian politics, he is the founder and leader of the Democratic Liberal Party. The Prince believes in complete equality under the law for all, and is a strong supporter of same-sex marriage and LGBT rights. He believes that Florenia is the first micronation to host a same-sex wedding, which was for his cousin Lady Lauren, and her now wife, Lady Richelle.
Originally identifying as a strong capitalist, the Prince's views have evolved to support for a mixed-market economy. He currently identifies as a socialist, expressing major support for social democracy. The Prince has expressed support for single-payer healthcare and tax increases on the wealthiest individuals. He is a staunch supporter of Labor unions.
Prince Nathan expresses support for abortion, or the termination of a pregnancy, until the fifth month of pregnancy, but believes it should be legal up to six months into the pregnancy.
He is a proponent of measures preventing the use and possession of guns, and believes strongly in the strict control of firearms and prevention of their possession by mentally disabled or others determined unfit to own them. He has expressed his belief on multiple occasions, citing school shootings as reasons of further gun control measures. The Prince does not personally believe in owning firearms, however does believe that, with strict control, any mentally capable adult who does not have a criminal record is entitled the right to own a legally obtained firearm with proper licensing.