|Flag of the Grand Duchy of Iceia|
15 Feb 2010-4 Mar 2010
|Successor||Luke as Director of Economics|
18 Apr 2010-25 Apr 2010
|Citizenship||Republic of Secundomia, Kingdom of Sterling, United States of America|
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Rahim I is a Secundomian and Sterling former micronationalist. He most prominently reigned as Grand Duke of Iceia, subject to the Sterling Monarchy. He was also a controversial figure within both countries, stripped of his Sterling citizenship for his statements about Spencer I and exiled from Secundomia after his role in the Cabinet Crisis.
During his time in Secundomia, Rahim was a student at the same school as Spencer I, Nate I, Phineas Snow and his brother Ibrahim I. He often played soccer at school. Rahim and his brother were unique in Secundomia being Turkish in ethnicity and following Islam. Rahim was a close friend of Spencer's but they lost touch shortly after Spencer moved schools.
Rahim joined Secundomia after his brother, Secundomian and Skillzian citizen Ibrahim I submitted his name to the Secundomian Immigration Board. His application was approved a day later and he joined the Secundomian Conservative Party. Not long after, he also applied to join Sterling and was awarded the high ranking title Grand Duke of Iceia.
Rahim I was a controversial figure in Secundomia. He began trolling the Secundomian email server only a couple weeks after joining, criticizing the flag designed by Nate I and decrying Parker I for taking Secundomia "too seriously." After discovering Secundomia's MicroWiki article, he decided to relent on his criticism and resolved to become a more productive citizen in Secundomia.
He quickly returned to the public eye, however. In another email thread, he loudly criticized Parker's predictions of Spencer's cabinet picks. He then sent a private message to Parker threatening to quit Secundomia and saying rude things about Spencer. Parker published this message. Spencer admitted fault for this incident, saying he was heated in a soccer match and had inadvertently upset Rahim. Regardless, Parker was wary of his instability and decided to revoke his title as Grand Duke of Iceia. Rahim then decided to leave Secundomia as well. He claimed Phineas Snow was leaving alongside him, but this was later proven to be inaccurate.
Rahim decided to return to the nation a week later and was appointed Secretary of the Treasury by President Spencer I. He resolved to create a new state, but disputes between him and his brother prevented the submission of a stable territory to the Secundomian Territorial Administration.
Rahim played a significant role in the Secundomian Cabinet Crisis of April 2010. Parker released his Cabinet picks on April 16 and was immediately criticized by Rahim. Rahim protested that all citizens should receive jobs in the Cabinet while Parker responded on libertarian grounds that a job guarantee would damage the economy. Discussions escalated and Parker soon cited the Secundomian constitution, arguing that harassment was banned on official Secundomian discussions. Later in the same thread, Rahim coined the term "Cabinet Crisis" as the situation began to escalate out of control for the president.
Although Parker eventually relented and assigned jobs to all Secundomians, including to Rahim the job Director of State to State Relations, the crisis continued. Ibrahim's trial for swearing and harassment started on April 18th, 2010. After the trial broke down, Rahim started sending messages harassing various members of Secundomia including Erised, Luke and Parker. A critical mass of citizens got together and decided to ban Rahim from the country. He continued to message citizens until his email was blocked. He eventually apologized for his role in the crisis, but was not permitted to return to the country.
- ↑ Secundomian Email Server - (no subject) by Ibrahim I 12 Feb 2010
- ↑ Secundomian email server - Secundomia by Rahim I 13 feb 2010
- ↑ Secundomian email server - Become Grand Duke of Iceia! (thread) 15 Feb 2010
- ↑ Secundomian Email Server - We have our first official flag! (thread) 26 Feb 2010
- ↑ Secundomian Email Server - Projected Cabinet (thread) 2-3 March 2010
- ↑ Email between Parker and Rahim - Kingdom of Sterling 4 March 2010
- ↑ Secundomian Email Server - List of States in Secundomia - Reply by Rahim I 4 March 2010
- ↑ Secundomian email server - (no subject) (thread) 12 Mar 2010
- ↑ Secundomian email server - Cabinet (thread) 16-17 Apr 2010
- ↑ message to rahim - exile - 25 Apr, 2010
- ↑ Secundomian email server - Fwd: 6 May 2010