Vincent I, Emperor of Arthuria

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HIM Emperor Vincent I of Arthuria
Vincent I in 2020
Emperor of Arthuria
Assumed office
8 March 2020
Chancellor Jack C.
Lisa W.
Predecessor Office established
Successor Incumbent
Emperor of Bedroomia
In office
2 November 2019 - 3 May 2020
Prime Minister Jack C.
Predecessor Office established
Successor Office dissolved
President of the Free American Republic
In office
26 April 2019 - 8 March 2020
Predecessor Office established
Successor Himself (As Emperor of Arthuria)
Prince of Malinovia
In office
7 July 2020 - 11 December 2020
Prime Minister Sylvie Vaux
Predecessor Aydan I
Successor State of Malinovia dissolved
King of Valeria
Assumed office
20 August 2020
Royal Chancellor Sylvie Vaux
Predecessor Office established
Successor Incumbent
King of Paland
Assumed office
23 September 2020
Predecessor Vincent I
Successor Incumbent
Emperor of the United States
Assumed office
3 October 2020
Predecessor Emperor Norton I
Successor Incumbent
Kaiser of Austeria
Assumed office:
6 October 2020
Predecessor Office established
Successor Incumbent
Emperor of Great Vincentia
Assumed office:
24 October 2020
Imperial Chancellor Sylvie Vaux
Speaker of the Parliament Christoph Billung
Predecessor Office established
Successor Incumbent
Personal information
Born February 23, 2005 (2005-02-23) (age 16)
Nationality American
Religion Roman Catholicism
House Ironside
Military service
Rank Arthuria Supreme Commander
Flag of Memistan.svg Comrade General Admiral
Ikonia Junior Navy Officer
United Kingdoms of Greater Monmark Grand Admiral
Battles/wars Antonian War of Independence
First Memeistan-Antonian War
Second Memeistan-Antonian War
First Basement War
Second Basement War
Begon-Foxglove War
O'Duighan Civil War
Awards Order of the Crowned Lion
Medal of Service to the Begonian Crown

His Imperial Majesty, Vincent I, Emperor of Arthuria is an American micronationalist. He came to power on March 8, 2020, when the Empire was founded, though he had had previous experience with micronations dating back to mid to late 2018. He is the first and current Emperor of Arthuria, and a strong advocate of a constitutional monarchy government system. He had been involved with micronations on and off since mid-2018. He is a dedicated micronationalist and is involved with the micronation community to some degree. Outside of micronationalism, the Emperor is an amateur writer, military tactician and actor.

History

Vincent was born on February 23, 2005. Throughout his younger years, he began to grow a fascination with history, writing and politics. He watched many documentaries and read many books on famous battles, wars and leaders. He also grew more politically aware and active as he grew up. After he found out about micronations, he decided to try and use his knowledge of politics and history to create a successful nation.

When he was young, Vincent began to love storytelling and writing. He styled himself as "Admiral Lord Vincent", this was not micronational activity however as he never made any land claims or made any serious government decisions. To this day, he is still humorously called "Admiral Lord" from time to time by members of his family in reference to his childhood title.

Vincent started micronational activity in late 2018 with two initial states, the Grand Imperial Republic and Red Free State. After these eventually collapsed, he did not have much micronational activity until April 2019 when the Free American Republic was founded. The Republic lasted from April 26, 2019, to March 8, 2020, when it was reformed into the Arthurian Empire by popular vote due to stagnation and inactivity. Using his experience gained from his past micronations, he created a system that ideally would be less inclined to become as inactive as the previous Republic. He also appointed Jack C. of Arthuria to the position of Chancellor, to secure his position and the future of the Empire.

Micronational career

Vincent first started micronational activity in mid to late 2018 after watching videos on YouTube on micronations like Molossia, Sealand, and the Aerican Empire. Fascinated by the idea, he quickly got to work creating his own. He was the President of two short-lived republics, the Grand Imperial Republic and the Red Free State. After these two nations failed, Vincent became inactive for a few months. He came back in early 2019 when he and his best friend Jack C. formed the Crusader Republic of Memeistan and Vincent became head of the military. On April 26, 2019, Vincent formed the Free American Republic with himself as president.

As President of the Republic, Vincent worked to try and make the nation into an effective system. However, over the course of a few months, activity within the nation became limited. Vincent began to consider reform to try to revitalize the Republic and he eventually decided a monarchy would be a more effective system. On November 2, 2019, as Republic activity declined, Vincent formed a new micronation, the Bedroom Empire, with himself as Emperor. He would serve as the Bedroom Empire's Emperor until it was dissolved on May 3, 2020. By March 2020, the Republic was completely inactive and Vincent sent a vote into the Republic Congress to reform the Republic into the Arthurian Empire. On March 8, 2020, The vote passed and Vincent became Emperor of the Arthurian Empire. After becoming Emperor, he reformed the government into a unitary semi-absolute monarchy that he believes will prevent stagnation and collapse.

On April 17, 2020, Vincent participated in the second Wincott Cup, a Hearts of Iron IV tournament hosted by Earl Jack of Essexia. He played as Germany during the several hour games and by the end of it, he landed himself and the Arthurian Empire at sixth place.

On July 7, 2020, Aydan I, Prince of Malinovia, abdicated the throne of the State of Malinovia and to Vincent's surprise, offered the throne to him. He accepted and became the second Prince of the State of Malinovia.

From July, 10–27, 2020, He served as the Supreme Leader of the short-lived Social Republic of Calandia. After Calandia became inactive, Vincent dissolved the nation and reformed it into the Empire of Costella, which dissolved on August 31, 2020.

On August 5, 2020, Vincent and a close ally of his, Sylvie Vaux, established a new nation, the Menovarian Republic, as a joint project. Vincent became head of the nation, with the title Grand Consul and Sylvie became his adviser with the title of Head Senator. He would hold this position for 15 days until August 20, 2020, when the Arthurian Empire annexed the Menovarian Republic as a new member state.

On October, 3, 2020, After signing a treaty with Monmark, Sunseva and the Nexus, Vincent proclaimed himself Emperor of the United States of America, declaring himself the successor to Emperor Norton I. He also gained the additional title Prince of New England.

On October, 5, 2020, he founded the Germanic Republic of Austeria, a unitary republic based on German culture, mainly that of 18th century Prussia. He became the first Kanzler (Chancellor) of the Republic. However, the Republic lasted barely 24 hours before the people called for a monarchy to be created. After a referendum passed overwhelmingly, the Republic was dissolved and the National Provisional Government of Austeria, a transitional government, was founded. Kanzler Vincent was proclaimed His Imperial Majesty, Kaiser Vincent Wilhelm I. That same day, he made his close friend and ally, Jackie Augustina, the Kaiserin (Empress) to ruled alongside him.

On October, 13, 2020, To reference the fact he was both an Emperor and King, Vincent changed his personal prefix to His Imperial and Royal Majesty.

On October, 16, 2020, Vincent helped found the Atlantic Empire with his close ally, Emperor David Augustus I of Monmark. David made Vincent the Prime Minister of the Atlantic Empire for his help and also awarded him with the noble title of Archduke of the North Atlantic. He would hold these positions until the Atlantic Empire's dissolution three days later on October, 19, 2020.

On October 18, 2020, Vincent helped found the Archduchy of Achenburg, and was made Chancellor. The next day, he was appointed as Grand Marshal of the Armed Forces by Archduke Samuel I. On October, 26, 2020, Archduke Samuel abdicated the throne and gave control over to Vincent and his Great Vincentian Empire. The previously established Imperial Provisional State of Vincentian Achenburg took over running of the nation. Later that day, Achenburg and Samuelitvia, the former Archduke's state in Great Vincentia, were merged into the Grand Duchy of Savestria, a memeber state of the empire.

On October, 24, 2020, he proclaimed the foundation of the Great Vincentian Empire, a HRE-style unified state of all the states he ruled over or were subject to him. He was proclaimed Emperor of Great Vincentia along with the extra title of Protector of the Italians and Poles. The same day, he created the Grand Duchy of Aberingia as a new member state of the Empire. Vincent made also his friend, Jackie Augustina, was made Empress of Great Vincentia to rule alongside him, same as in Austeria.

On November, 16, 2020, Emperor David Augustus I, in his role as Emperor of Calahorra, one of Vincentia's puppet states, made Vincent his Lord High Chancellor.

On December, 11, 2020, Vincent, after seeing just how inactive Malinovia was, dissolved the State and abdicated as Prince.

Micronational foreign career

Outside of nations he has founded or taken control of, Vincent also has had a successful career in many foreign nations, getting himself numerous tiles and positions.

Essexia

After establishing ties with Essexia and becoming a citizen, Vincent became involved with the Commonwealth's politics. He became a member of Earl Jamie's Royalist Party of Essexia and earned himself the rank of Captain in the Imperial Essexian Navy. In early June 2020, he sided with the Loyalists during the Second Federation crisis.

Baxlaou Republic

On August 2, 2020, Joshua, Head of State of the Baxloau Republic made Vincent the Republic's Minister of Defense. On August 15, 2020, he pioneered the creation of the Baxloau Army, which would be the Republic's central defence force.

Florania

On August 8, 2020, President Aydan Dillon of Florania made Vincent the Secretary of Defense and Foreign Affairs of Florania. He also joined the Floranian General Assembly as part of the conservative First Party. He served in this post until the end of Dillion's administration and during the Burdette administration, Vincent served as Secretary of Finance. After the recall election and reinstating of Aydan as President, Vincent became part of the Provisional Council with the position as Commander-in-Chief of the Floranian Coast Guard and as the head of the new Florania First Party, a party that was formed as a merger of the previous First, Worker's, and Rick parties. He served in these posts until the Republic's downfall.

Key West-Ziberland

In July 2020, Chancellor Maverick of the Key West-Ziberlandic Empire made Vincent a Major General in the Empire's paramilitary force, the Blue Scouts. On August 16, 2020, he was made Minister of Occupied Territories by Chancellor Maverick, which put him in charge of all of Key West-Ziberland's colonies. On November, 13, 2020, Emperor Maverick made Vincent the Imperial Protector of the new-formed Protectorate of Skasia. By late 2020, due to certain reasons, Vincent cut his ties with Key West-Ziberland.

Principality of Skasia

After the July elections and with 27 votes, Vincent became Sergeant of Arms of Skasia, which means he runs the armed forces of the principality. He would serve in this position until the Principality's dissolution on September 19, 2020.

Kingdom of Ikonia

On August 17, 2020, Vincent officially joined the navy of Ikonia, being given the rank Junior Navy Officer by King Cameron.

Kodrolian Empire

On August 16, 2020, Emperor Elder of the Kodrolian Empire gave Vincent the rank of Tribunus Laticlavius in the Kodrolian Army. This made him essentially the army's second in command. He served in the army until September 21, 2020, when he would leave the Army and join the Senate, becoming a Senator and the Kodrolian Empire's Minister of Defense.

Monmarkian Empire

On September, 21, 2020, Vincent was awarded several titles and citizenship in the United Kingdoms of Greater Monmark by Emperor-King David Augustus I. In Monmark, Vincent became known as His Serene Highness, Vincent I, Prince of Ironside, Grand Prince of Melville Island, Knight of the Empire. Ironside is Vincent's online alias for his last name. The same day, Vincent and the Arthurian Empire became a co-owner of Siple Island as part of the Duchy of Siple. Vincent pioneered the creation of the Royal Monmarkian Navy, becoming known as the Father of the Monmarkian Navy. On September, 23, 2020, he would become a Chancellor on the Grand Imperial Council and also was crowned as the second King of the Kingdom of Paland, succeeding King Vincent I and becoming King Vincent II. He also became head of the Monmarkian Navy with the rank of Grand Admiral. On September, 26, 2020, he was made a Marshal of Monmark, the highest civil award in Monmark. On October, 26, 2020, Samuel of Achenburg abdicated all of his titles, including his Monmarkian titles of Duke of Wagaria and Governor-General of York. Emperor David Augustus I gave these titles over to Vincent. On October, 28, 2020, Vincent was made High King of Amburina, a new member state of the United Crimson Empire, a sister state of Monmark. On November, 28, 2020, his title of King of Paland was raised to High King of All Paland and he was also made Duke of Amburina. From November, 27, 2020 to January, 7, 2021, Vincent served as Chair of the Privy Council in Monmark.

The Kingdom Of Begonia/Kingdom of Nichensburg/Grand Principality of Begon

On September, 23, 2020, Vincent became a citizen of the Kingdom of Begonia. On October, 5, 2020, he gained the noble title of Lord of Schleistig-Holbachter, becoming Lord Vincent von Schleistig-Holbachter. On October, 17, 2020, he gained a number of titles and new lands from King Christoph. This came in the form of one kingdom (Anderstadt), one grand duchy (Kontesburg), two principalities (Wissenbourg & Vinsphalia), two duchies (Zaringaz & Hendesland), three counties (Derbering, Lubin & Einberin) and three lordships (Adalbaro, Meinolf & Gernot). He was also awarded with the Medal of Service to the Begonian Crown. When Begonia was reformed into the Kingdom of Nichensburg, Vincent's territories and titles now became part of that state. On October, 29, 2020, King Christoph I appointed him as Chief Commander of the Armed Forces, meaning he was head of all military forces in the kingdom. On November, 18, 2020, when the Grand Principality of Begon was created and Nichensburg was annexed by Brenia, Vincent's lands were fully given to the Great Vincentian Empire and his positions in the old Kingdom were transferred to the Grand Principality. On January, 13, 2021, Vincent was made Vice Chancellor of Begon by Grand Prince Christoph I.

Grand Duchy of Triece

On December, 6, 2020, Grand Duke Forsyth of Triece appointed Vincent as Comande of the Navy, which put him in charge of the Triecean Naval Milita.

Kingdom of Roanoke

On January, 12, 2021, King Arthur of Roanoke appointed Vincent into the Royal Navy as Chief of the Naval Staff with the rank of Admiral.

State of Vishwamitra

On January, 22, 2021, Vincent was made a Lieutenant General of the Royal Vishwamitran Army and on the 23rd, was made a Commander Second Class of the Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka. On January, 24th, his citizenship was confirmed.

Military career

Vincent has served in numerous military command positions and has fought in several micronational wars. His first conflict happened around late 2018 when he was President of the Red Free State. One night, he was in the basement of his house talking with his brother, Anthony, who was General of the Red Free State Army. Anthony made a joke about seceding from the rest of the Free State and when Vincent asked if he was serious, he said yes. Vincent went back upstairs and they both grabbed their laser tag guns. They began shooting at each other and the Antonian War of Independence began. After two short battles, Anthony had pushed Vincent back and eventually forced him to surrender. The Treaty of the Basement granted the basement independence as the newly formed Republic of Antona.

Vincent's second conflict came a few months later around March 2019. At this point, The Red Free State had collapsed and Vincent's main micronation was the mostly satirical nation of Memeistan. His friend Jack was the President and Vincent was the General of the Memeistan Army. One night while the two were hanging out, Vincent decided to attack Antona to try and expand Memeistan. Jack agreed and the two advanced over to and down the stairs. General Anthony put up a heavy defense and the Memeistan forces had to pull back. Anthony pursued the two back to Vincent's room where Vincent and Jack held back the door while Anthony was trying to get in. Anthony eventually gave up and left, ending the First Memeistan-Antonian War with a tactical Memeistan victory.

About a week later, President Jack and General Vincent decided to attack Antona again. They marched down into the basement and occupied it, but Anthony was nowhere to be found. They waited for a while before heading back to Vincent's room. When they got in the room, Anthony burst from his hiding place and attacked Vincent. After some fighting between Vincent and Anthony, Vincent and Jack were able to push back Anthony and eventually surround him. Vincent made Anthony surrender and Memeistan officially annexed the Republic of Antona. The Second Memeistan-Antonian War ended with a decisive Memeistan victory.

In early 2020, Vincent would have his fourth micronational conflict, the First Basement War. Jack and Vincent decided to grab some NERF guns and go downstairs to engage Anthony in a battle. The two sides exchanged fire for several minutes and Anthony tried to charge a few times but was repelled by Vincent. During the fight, Jack's NERF rifle jammed and while he was trying to get it unstuck, it misfired and the dart hit Anthony right in the side of the head. This misfire gave Memeistan victory in the First Basement War.

In August 2020, he would have his fifth micronational conflict when Memeistan forces made up of himself and Memeperor-President Jack engaged Anthony in the Second Basement War. Anthony ambushed them as they came down the stairs and the Memeistanis retreated into the backroom of the basement. After a tense standoff and waiting for an assault from Anthony, they charged out and after a fierce duel, Jack surrendered but Vincent kept fighting and eventually had the war ended in a draw.

From October, 29th to December, 14th, he served as Chief Commander of the Armed Forces for Begon during the Begon-Foxglove War, making it his sixth war. Notably, he planned out the attack for the Battle of St. Jager.

During the O'Duighan Civil War, Arthuria allied with the socialist government ((Mainly due to Vincent's good relations with Harold)). Arthuria was granted land, in which it made a puppet state, the State of Ironside. Vincent became General of the Duighan People's Red Army and planned out Operation Red Fury, the battle plan that led to the downfall of the rebel Free State of O'Duighan.

Politics

Emperor Vincent is a self-declared monarchist. More specifically, he is an enlightened and constitutional monarchist. He believes a monarchy should be present in order to be a voice and figurehead of the state. He thinks the monarch should have the power to make reforms to help the people but not so many reforms as to harm their own power. Vincent is more conservative in many of his political views but always say that he's willing to hear both sides of an issue before making his opinion.

Interests

Emperor Vincent loves military history and strategy. He reads books and watches videos on military conflicts and tactics. He mainly plays sandbox and strategy video games such as Minecraft, Stellaris, Hearts of Iron IV, and Kerbal Space Program. Emperor Vincent is also a huge fan of the James Bond, Star Wars and Steven Universe franchises.

Full title

Emperor Vincent's full title is His Imperial and Royal Majesty, Vincent I, Emperor of Arthuria, Emperor of Great Vincentia, Kaiser of Austeria, Emperor of the United States of America, Star Emperor of Galactic Vincentia, High King of All Paland, King of Valeria, King of Anderstadt, King of Caridia, King of Valandia, King of New York, Grand Prince of Melville Island, Grand Duke of Kontesburg, Prince of Wissenbourg, Prince of Vinsphalia, Prince of the Alamo, Prince of Aspen, Prince of Monmarkia, Prince of the Highlands, Prince of the Sea, Prince of Aurora, Prince of Cerphana, Prince of the East, Prince of Rutarnia, Prince of Kalinga, Prince of Oltia, Prince of Taltia, Grand Duke of Aberingia, Grand Duke of Savestria, Duke of Zaringaz, Duke of Hendesland, Duke of Amburina, Duke of Cambarnia, Duke of Kariznia, Duke of Helgenbergen, Duke of Calovia, Duke of Stronstat, Duke of Bainbridge, Duke of Calder, Duke of Montgomery, Duke of Landrich, Duke of Wagaria, Duke of St. Jager, Count of Derbering, Count of Lubin, Count of Einberin, Count of Barlad, Count of Jelov, Count of Minovia, Count of Maridia, Count of Bernfred, Count of Ottokar, Count of Raban, Count of Lufolf, Count of Ederia, Count of Likanai, Baron of Mayfair, Baron of Gereznia, Lord of Hougon, Lord of Schleistig-Holbachter, Lord of Adalbaro, Lord of Meinolf, Lord of Gernot, Lord of New Jerusalem, Lord of Day and Night, Prince of Ironside, Knight of the Empire, Protector of the Arthurians, Protector of the Italians and Poles, Protector of the Oceans, Prime Minister of Malinovia, Vice Chancellor of Begon, Supreme Commander of the Arthurian Imperial Armed Forces, Sovereign of the Imperial Noble Orders, Knight of the Order of the Crowned Lion, Recipient of the Medal of Service to the Begonian Crown, Grand Collar of the Order of Independence

Vincent never actually uses this full style, it's just used for organization. He receives titles often, mainly from his good friend and ally, David Augustus I, Emperor of Monmark.

Military ranks

 Arthuria ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Supreme Commander Arthurian Imperial Armed Forces
Flag of Memistan.svg Memeistan ☆☆☆☆☆ Comrade General Admiral Memistan Armed Forces
 Monmark ☆☆☆☆☆ Marshal Monmarkian Army
☆☆☆☆☆ Grand Admiral Monmarkian Navy
The Flag of The Begonian KaiserreichSVG.svg Begon ☆☆☆☆☆ Royal Marshal Royal Begonic Army
RoanokeFlag.png Roanoke ☆☆☆☆ Admiral His Majesty's Navy
Vishwamitra Lieutenant General (Vishwamitra, insignia) - rotated.svg Lieutenant General Royal Vishwamitran Army
Naval ensign of HMN.svg Ikonia Ikonia-Navy-Staff Officer.png Junior Navy Officer His Majesty's Navy
Ranks in bold denote service ranks, rather than ceremonial ranks

Honours and awards

National honours

Foreign honours

Order of wear

Order of Independence (Monmark) - Badge.pngOrder of the Crowned Lion-Badge.png
Order of King Arthur (Arthuria) - ribbon.svgOrder of the Emperor (Arthuria) - ribbon.svgOrder of Arthuria - ribbon.svg
Order of the Imperial Eagle - Ribbon.pngOrder of the White Rose (Arthuria) - Ribbon.pngTeutonic Knight (Begon).png
Order of Independence (Monmark) - 1 (Grand Collar, GColI).pngOrder of the Crown Lion-David-Ribbon.pngOrder of Mahabali Karthika Padaka - Commander Second Class.svg