Miles B Huff

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Macronational: Miles B Huff
Micronational: Swena
Theodian: swɛ na
Founder of Theodia
Miles in full battle kit
Miles in full battle kit
Title Quing
Crowned 2010 Apr 22
Predecessor Office established
Successor Office abolished
Title Founder
Acknowledged 2014 Jun 26
Predecessor Office established
Successor Incumbent
Full name
Macronat'l: Miles Bradley Huff
Micronat'l: Swena
House Huff (of Birdseye)
Father Bradley
Mother Deidra
Born 1994 Apr 30
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA
Occupation Software developer
Religion Macronational: secular humanism
Micronational: Unitarian Universalism

Miles Bradley Huff, known as Swena within the micronational community, is the founder of the Technocratic Republic of Theodia and its previous monarch, and currently exercises limitless de jure power within the country. He has a user account on this wiki, which can be found here.
This article was current as of 2018, August.



Miles's first and middle name come from a family naming tradition, whereby the middle name of the first-born son is the father's first name, and the first name is the grandfather's middle name. The pattern has continued unbroken since 1939, but the names in the pattern date back to 1868. The exact line, is "Eleven Right Huff" -> "Miles Huff" -> "Eleven Ledford Huff" -> "Jonathan Miles Huff" -> "Bradley John Huff" -> "Miles Bradley Huff". Miles will name his firstborn son "Jon Miles Huff", in-keeping with this tradition.
The surname "Huff" comes from the same "Huff" line as Aquilla Huff, founder of Huff Township in Indiana. However, Miles's branch of the Huff family is genetically unrelated to the rest of the Huff family, as Eleven R Huff was a bastard.
The English name "Miles" has dubious origins; but the most convenient, albeit not the most correct, etymology for that name in English, is the Latin word "miles", which means "soldier". "Bradley" comes from an Old Norse name that was imported to Britain during the Viking conquest. "Huff", in Miles's case, is believed to come from Old English "hoh", meaning "hill", and to have come from near to Cheshire, England. Some other previous spellings of "Huff" are "Hough" and "Hoghe".


Miles's legal name in Theodia, "Swena", is an early Theodianization of "Sweyn", the non-numerical portion of the username Miles used online at the time of Theodia's founding. Miles chose "Sweyn" as a username, because he was, in 2007, very interested in his both his Scandinavian heritage and the Middle Ages, and he wanted a name he could one day use in the SCA.


Miles's lineage has been studied somewhat extensively, and he currently has no proven connection to macronational nobility. His direct male line breaks five generations back due to a non-paternal event. Ethnically, he is a mix between Scandinavians and the original European settlers of America (specifically southern Indiana), with no known non-European ancestors in the past half-millennium. He has four ancestors who fought in the American Civil War, all for the Union; and he has several ancestors who fought in the American Revolution, all for the USA. All of his relatives who fought in WWII fought for America. Virtually all of his ancestors were very poor, and none of them owned slaves. He is the second generation on his paternal side to go to college.


Political Views

Miles's political beliefs are relatively unorthodox, and could be described as a part of the radical center. Miles is officially registered as an independent in his macronation, the USA; and does not feel well-represented by any serious party in that country. An incomplete list of Miles's current political beliefs can be found below:

  • Cessation of political parties as a formal component of government.
  • Single-winner elective systems should use (ternary) approval votes.
  • General replacement of democracy with demarchy.
  • Candidates should be technically skilled in the domains that their positions govern.
  • We should leverage digital automation to manage the economy, which should be primarily or completely online.
  • Complete or partial gift economy for non-scarce resources.
  • Reduction or elimination of artificial scarcity.
  • Eventual transition to a robotic economy of abundance.
  • Currencies should demure.
  • The national currency should be spending-power-stable.
  • Heavy restrictions on usury.
  • Elimination of fractional reserve banking.
  • Reduction of highly risky speculative investment.
  • Salaried employees must by allocated stock in their company.
  • Mandatory syndicalism.
  • All taxes should be considered incentivizing.
  • Flat taxes.
  • Requirement for the government to never spend more than it earns, except in highly limited situations.
  • Relative autarky.
  • The government guarantees you a job; but those who do not work, are not paid (guaranteed work, but no welfare).
  • Free housing to keep people off the streets, but the housing should be extremely minimal, like the "coffin houses" of Hong Kong.
  • Sustainable development.
  • Ceased usage of resources that are, for practical purposes, non-renewable.
  • Ceased usage of non-degradable materials in disposable products.
  • Exclusive use of clean energy.
  • Encouragement of GMOs.
  • Completely eradicate disease-causing organisms, like many species of mosquito and ticks.
  • Humans are the most important species on Earth, and we should not restrict our inevitable expansion -- but we should be graceful about it.
  • Every inhabitable part of Earth should be inhabited by humankind. Unsettled land is fair-game for anyone.
  • Avoid using nuclear power, due to security risks.
  • A nation seeking to defend its sovereignty should develop a nuclear arsenal.
  • Right to peaceably petition.
  • Right to freedom of belief.
  • Religious pluralism rather than secularism.
  • Elimination of distinct gender-roles.
  • Interculturalism.
  • Encouragement of race-mixing.
  • Positive eugenics, especially in the form of modification / quality control of any conception requiring medical assistance.
  • Abortion generally allowed when the aborted has not yet developed conscious thought.
  • National breeding programs to create a sustainable population when the general populace will not do so naturally.
  • The Internet should be a public utility, like electricity.
  • Infrastructure should be prioritized.
  • Devolution schemes should prioritize the national and local levels.
  • Destigmatization of vocational education.
  • Your first degree should be paid for by the government, but with quotas for degree-programs per the demands of industry.
  • Free basic healthcare for citizens, but not for those who are unwilling to work.
  • Eventual forgiveness of minor crimes.
  • Rehabilitation instead of endless incarceration.
  • Execution should be legal, albeit used only sparingly.
  • As they come of age, all children in the country should have to pass a citizenship test to become a full-fledged citizen.


“Democrats go left, Republicans go right, progress goes forward.” ‒2010
“Identity is strongest in diaspora.” ‒2014
“Every people has struggled; every person has lost.” ‒2015
“Fate exists only in hindsight.” ‒2015


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