Tarik of Sabia and Verona

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Tarik
King of the Valtirians
Assumed office
23 August 2015
Coronation 23 August 2015
Prime Minister
Predecessor Isadora
Governor of Sabia and Verona
In office
18 October 2012 – 1 April 2013
Monarch Ciprian
Predecessor Position established
Successor Isadora Annenak
In office
1 October 2013 – 1 October 2014
Monarch Ciprian
Isadora
Predecessor Isadora Annenak
Successor Joseph Emmanuel
Governing Commissioner of Esmondia
Assumed office
29 October 2015
Monarch Jonathan
Predecessor Position established
Vice-Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational
Assumed office
24 September 2017
Chair Henry Clément
Predecessor Newton von Uberquie
Personal information
Born 17 August 1999 (1999-08-17) (age 18)
Hamburg, Germany
Citizenship Sabioveronese • Abeldane
Religion Pahunist
House Kârjasary[n 1]
Signature
In this traditional Sabian name, Kodavái is the matronymic and Karjasari is the family name.

Tarik Kârjasary, Duke of Evra[n 2] IOB AV RS IKA (Sabian: Tarik Kodavái Karjasari; /kḁɾʝaˈsaːɾi/ born Ricardo O. G.), sometimes known as Ricky is the king of Sabia and Verona. One of the nation's founding fathers, he served two non-consecutive terms as its Governor before being crowned King of the Valtirians on 23 August 2015, succeeding Queen Isadora. Additionally, he is the current Vice-Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational, Governing Commissioner of the Austenasian Crown Dependency of Esmondia (which borders Sabia and Verona), Grand Duke of Rai, and Chief Editor of The SiV Phonograph, an online newspaper delivering news from Sabia and Verona in English.

Since early 2011, Kârjasary has been the head of state of many micronational states, most of which were fouded or co-founded by him. These micronations became known in the MicroWiki community for their short periods of existence, and received the name of "Garrshirian micronations", for Kârjasary's former micronational name, Richard Garrshire. Since the establishment of Sabia and Verona in 2012, the Garrshirian sector (nowadays also known as the Valtir Sector) has achieved relative stability.[1]

Early life

See also: House of Kârjasary

Tarik Kârjasary was born on 17 August 1999 in Hamburg, Germany to Venezuelan parents, who had met while studying German in the city. Tarik lived in Hamburg for the first years of his life, and moved to his parents' homeland in 2002, during the oil crisis. He lived in the Andean state of Mérida, his mother's birthplace, until 2015. In 2009 the Kârjasary household moved to what is now the Valtir, where in 2011 Tarik founded the Republic of Cizland.

Tarik is of Spanish, Portuguese and Indigenous origin. He is of Basque Argentine descent through his mother; Kârjasary's maternal grandparents were Argentines of Navarrese Basque origin who emigrated to Venezuela in the late 50s.

Early micronationalism

Aerial view of the Valtir, also known as the Garrshirian sector.

Kârjasary first became involved in micronationalism in 2011 with the foundation of the Republic of Cizland. Though holding the office of Foreign Minister, he acted as the short-lived micronation's leader until its dissolution only a few weeks after its creation. After this, Cizland was succeeded by a series of ephemeral micronations, all claiming territory in what is now known as the Valtir Sector. Most of these Valtirian states had elements of geofiction and sockpuppeting. In June 2011 the Berinese Confederation was established; Berin was the first of Kârjasary's states to become an active part of the MicroWiki community, and the first of the sector's micronations to be free of sockpuppeting. However like its predecesors it wasn't long until it dissolved into minor states: the Republic of Berin was founded in September 2011.

Many other micronations followed, some of the most prominent being the Union of Artaghe, the State of Dakrit, which became the base for the modern Church of the Pahun and Montriac, which became prominent for its involvement in the Kossian Civil War. In past occasions Kârjasary has referred to the Union of Artaghe as the "golden age" of the Garrshirian sector.[2]

Sabia and Verona

Early Sabia and Verona

Portrait of Isadora of Annenak painted by Tarik, 2014.

In later October 2012 the Valtir Sector had just seen the dissolution of yet another of its states, Listva, a colony of the Würtige Empire. This time Kârjasary turned his attention to Juclandia. After holding talks with King Ciprian the Kingdom of Sabia and Verona was established: an overseas territory of the Romanian micronation in the Valtir. From the foundation of Sabia and Verona and the first meeting of its Legislative Courts on 18 October 2012, Kârjasary oversaw Sabia and Verona as Governor of the newly founded nation. As Governor, he acted as the Sabioveronese representative of the King of Juclandia. At first, Kârjasary was linked to the Socialist Party, the nation's largest political organization led by Prime Minister Napoléon Bleuberrie, but with the new laws that came with the Karasal Treaty of December 2012 he saw himself forced to abandon his affiliation to the party.

His first term as Governor concluded on 20 April 2013, and he was succeded by Isadora Annenak who was accepted by King Ciprian on Kârjasary's recommendation. After stepping down as Governor, he founded the Strawberry Party a satire, pacifist political alliance that assumed a minor role in Sabioveronese politics. The party participated in the May 2013 general elections with Ryam Piper as its candidate. Soon after the general election, Kârjasary along with other Strawberry Party members got involved with the leadership of the Free Suyu Front (FSF). FSF leader Hidram Cerwyn originally proposed the idea of merging the XAM and the FSF into one larger political party. This proposal was voted in a dual party congress held on June 10, 2013. That day, the XAM and the FSF were officially merged into the Roots Party. This party grew to become the second largest political party in Sabia and Verona, thanks to the success of the union of the two original associations. However Kârjasary left the party after the merger.

On 20 October 2013 Kârjasary was re-elected by the Kign Ciprian as Sabia and Verona's governor for a second six-month term. In February 2014 he became the Governor to a new Monarch of Sabia and Verona, Isadora of Annenak, who would become the first Queen of the Valtirians. Alongside Aina Oehler, he was one of the witnesses of the new Queen's coronation on 27 April 2014. In October 2014, near the end of his second term as Governor, Kârjasary was created Duke of Evra following the introduction of the Sabioveronese peerage. After stepping down, he was succeeded by the Deputy Governor, Joseph Emmanuel, Marquis of Saamark, who became interum Governor. Saria Josephine would eventually assume the position. Following the end of his tenure, he assumed a more passive role in Sabioveronese politics, becoming Queen Isadora's political advisor and intermediary between the Queen and Salisse. Even then, he continued to represent Sabia and Verona in foreign contexts, though the Federation's isolation from the intermicronational sphere made these occasions rare.

Reign as King

See also: Haronos Plan

In early August 2015 he became a pivotal member of the Haronos Plan. The plan proposed establishing a Sabioveronese outpost outside Venezuela, as the economic, social and political situation in the macronation became more unpredictable.[3] On 17 August 2015, Queen Isadora stepped down as it became evident the Sabioveronese new claims in Argentina (the chosen destination of Haronos) would become the Kingdom's new administrative center. The provisions of the Congress of Salisse, held the day before, filtered the candidates listed on the Book of Electors to two possible options for the Royal Election: Kârjasary and his younger brother, Kai Kârjasary, a boy of eight. Deemed unfit to rule, Kaj was taken out of the pool of electors and thus Tarik's claim became uncontested. On 23 August 2015, the day Isadora's abdication came into effect, he was declared the new King of the Valtirians.

Tarik on the 2016 issue of the 100 groxar banknote.

He was crowned in Salisse the day of his proclamation as the nation's new monarch. Two days later, now bearing the title of King of the Valtirians, he commanded the first state of the Haronos Plan and on 25 August 2015 he became one of the founders of the City of Alios in Argentina, which became the Kingdom's new capital. From this new capital city he oversaw the adoption of a new Constitution of Sabia and Verona, and thus became the new head of the federal citizenship as the position of Governor was abolished.

Tarik's early reign saw the implementation of a new economic policy led by Prime Minister Shounn Virny that saw the internal growth of the national economy, aided by the creation of the National Bank of Sabia and Verona and the adoption of the groxi as the Kingdom's currency. In late February 2016, Tarik signed the Alios Agreement with Ciprian of Juclandia, officially disbanding the Federal Union of Juclandian Lands government and re-establishing the Federation as an intermicronational economic and cultural union, officially securing the Sabioveronese independence from Jucaresti.[4]

On 24 February 2017, Tarik surpassed Isadora as the longest-reigning monarch of Sabia and Verona and longest-serving head of state of any Valtirian sector micronation. In March 2017, Tarik released two royal decrees, one dissolving the Order of the Steel Ring, and another modifying the royal titles.[5] On 21 April 2017, Tarik ratified the third Constitution of Sabia and Verona.[6]

Other ventures

Abelden

Since 2017, Kârjasary has been involved in Abeldane politics. He was first appointed in June 2017 as member of the Reichsversammlung for the Labour Party. On 30 June, he was granted the title of Grand Duke of Rai, becoming one of the Empire's federal monarchs. Kârjasary was one of the proponents of the merger between Labour and the Social Ecology Party (SEPA), what would become Abeldane Social Ecology (ASE). He would later become part of the Abeldane government as Attorney General in the fourth Renwick ministry. In August 2017 he was appointed Head of the Reichswahlkommission, the Empire's electoral commission, and was one of the authors of the Electoral Systems Act 2017, which implemented the single transferable vote (STV) sytem in Abeldane federal elections.[7]

Following ASE's victory in the August 2017 federal election, Kârjasary became Minister of Orthography in Newton von Uberquie's government. He kept the position when Stellvertreter Artemis Langford succeeded von Uberquie following month.[8][9]

Grand Unified Micronational

On Tarik's initiative, Sabia and Verona became an observer member of the Grand Unified Micronational in January 2017, and was accepted as a full member of the organization on 17 April 2017.[10] Since April 2017, Kârjasary has been Statistics Secretary of the Grand Unified Micronational. Under his leadership, the Statistics Secretariat released the first GUM Quarterly Statistical Report.[11] In September 2017, Kârjasary was elected Vice-Chair of the organization under Chair Henry Clément, occupying the vacancy left by Newton von Uberquie following his resignation.

Personal life

Aside his native Spanish, Kârjasary is fluent in English and speaks some German, which was his first language growing up. He has developed several conlang, most notably Sabian, the official language of Sabia and Verona. He is an amateur artist; recurrent themes in his art include Valtirian mythology scenes and official portraits, of which he has done for both Sabioveronese and foreign figures. He currently studies for a political science licentiate at the University of Buenos Aires.

He is irreligious, though he adheres to the ideals of the Church of the Pahun, which he founded. He was raised in the Roman Catholic faith. His reigning name, Tarik, is of Arab origin and has also been spelt as Tarek and Tarêk in Sabioveronese sources. It was standardized to its current form in 2016.

Political views

Kârjasary is a self-described social democrat, and is a staunch supporter of women's and LGBT rights. In Argentina, he is an active member of the Socialist Party. Kârjasary has in several occasions criticized the PSUV government of Venezuela under the leaderships of Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro.[12] In Sabia and Verona, he has chosen to remain neutral of the Kingdom's politics, as did previous rulers Isadora and Ciprian.

Titles and honours

Monarchical styles of
Tarik Karjasaro
Greater Arms of Sabia and Verona.png
Reference style His Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style olann rain

Domestically, Kârjasary is officially addressed as "His Royal Highness", though the simpler and equally reverent Sabian olann is commonly used. Though officially, he may be called "Tarik of Kârjasary" (Tarik Karjasaro), the common use of his civil name is more usual and expected in informal contexts. In the Church of the Pahun he is either known as Haerpyer I Ashkuusinu (during his first rule) or Haerpyer II (currently, for his second rule), but these names are rarely used outside the religious institution. In addition to his royal title, he also holds the peerage title "Duke of Evra". He has held the titles:

  • His Grace, King of Lycem, etc; 29 December 2012–23 February 2014.
  • Lord, Elector of the Kingdom; 23 February 2014–1 October 2014.
  • His Grace, Duke of Evra; 1 October 2014–present.
  • His Royal Highness, the King of the Valtirians, etc; 23 August 2015–present

His full royal title is as follows:

Which is in Sabian:

  • olann rain, sunideroti geninnán, rai valtirgeninnán, senna avendrannán, tai bunarinn, aibarág evrañ, aiakrí airraidaibokinnán babametoná, aiakrí aidaibokinnán varagonnán, aegroakrí daibokinnán sanaħasonnán.

Foreign honours

Notes

  1. More specifically, of the Karjasari Groxi branch.
  2. Kârjasary is the pre-reform spelling of the Modern Sabian Karjasari.

References

  1. Kârjasary, Tarik. “Bi” is not for “bisexual”: Two years of Sabia and Verona. The SiV Phonograph. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  2. Kârjasary, Tarik. My micronational history: retrospective. The SiV Phonograph. 25 December 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  3. Kârjasary, Tarik. The eternal laurels, the peculiar Exodus and the Braganza way. The SiV Phonograph. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  4. Kârjasary, Tarik. Risen from ruins: the future of the Juclandian community. The SiV Phonograph. 28 February 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  5. Kârjasary, Tarik. King releases two royal decrees, modifies royal title, dissolves Order. The SiV Phonograph. 1 March 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  6. Kârjasary, Tarik. Sabia and Verona has a new constitution. The SiV Phonograph. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  7. Langford, Artemis. Newton leads Vorsitzender polls; Labour merges with SEPA. L'Sydunche. 10 August 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  8. Freayth, Stephen. ASE forms coalition government with ANP and IPA. L'Sydunche. 25 August 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  9. Kârjasary, Tarik. Von Uberquie resigns, Langford steps in as Vorsitzender. L'Sydunche. 21 September 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  10. Kârjasary, Tarik. GUM accepts Sabia and Verona as full member. 17 April 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  11. I GUM Quarterly Statistical Report. Secretariat for Statistical Research. Grand Unified Micronational. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  12. "The situation in Venezuela and the division of our people". The SiV Phonograph. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
Tarik of Sabia and Verona
Born: 17 August 1999
Royal titles
Preceded by
Isadora
King of the Valtirians, et al.
23 August 2015 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Throne established
King of Lycem, et al.
20 December 2012 - 23 February 2014
Succeeded by
Isadora
Preceded by
Grant
Grand Duke of Rai
1 July 2017 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Noble titles
Preceded by
Peerage created
Duke of Evra
20 October 2014 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Peerage created
Earl of Batori
11 August 2017 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Office established
Governor of Sabia and Verona
20 October 2012 - 20 April 2013
Succeeded by
Isadora Annenak
Preceded by
Isadora Annenak
Governor of Sabia and Verona
20 October 2013 - 20 October 2014
Succeeded by
Joseph Emmanuel (acting)
Preceded by
Mikael Bokmann
Minister of Orthography
23 August 2017 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Religious offices
Preceded by
Church established
High Priest of the Pahun
15 May 2012 - 19 June 2012
Succeeded by
Lajam I
Preceded by
Alyna I
High Priest of the Pahun
23 August 2015 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Offices in the Grand Unified Micronational
Preceded by
Position established
Sabioveronese Delegate to the GUM
2 January 2017 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Adam Belcher
Statistics Secretary
23 April 2017 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Newton von Uberquie
Vice-Chair
25 September 2017 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent