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William I of Gradonia

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William I
William I 112020.JPG
King of Gradonia
Reign1 August 2019  – present
Emperor of the Imperium Americana
Reign27 August 2018 – 17 March 2019
SuccessorNicholas I
Prince of Hestrvatn
Reign17 December 2019  – present
1st President of Gradonia
In office
1 January 2018 – 19 July 2019
5th Chairman of the Micronational Assembly
In office
7 October 2018 – 9 March 2019
Preceded byNicholas Miranda of Senland
Succeeded byTsar Stefan I of the Great Lawl Reich
2nd Austenasian Consul to Texas
Assumed office
6 April 2019
Preceded byHenry Clément
Representative to the Gendaranian National Assembly for New Phoenix
Assumed office
28 May 2019
Preceded byOffice Established
Governor of the Gendaranian Treasury
Assumed office
28 May 2019
Preceded byOffice Established
Lord Governor of Whiskey Islands
Assumed office
14 September 2019
Born31 December 2002 (2002-12-31) (age 17)
Shreveport, Louisiana
ReligionBaptist
SignatureWilliam I's signature
Military career
Nickname(s)Bubba, Willy Boy
Allegiance
Service/branch
Rank
  • Baustralia Warrant officer
  • Seal Gend.png Colonel General
  • Kingdom of Gradonia Commander in Chair
  • Ikonia Private

His Majesty William Gordon Fowler Wilson KNVI KOS, 1st Archduke of Wilson, was the first president of the State of Gradonia, first Mayor of New Phoenix, De Facto President of Gradonia until the February 2018 Elections, Emperor of the Imperium Americana from 28 August to 17 March 2019, and first king of the Kingdom of Gradonia. William held the position of Chairman of the Micronational Assembly from 7 October 2018 to 9 March 2019. He adopted the position of Gradonian Minister of Foreign Affairs in June 2018.

The micronational career of William has seen his co-founding of Gradonia and the Imperium Americana. His senatorial position in the Confederate Republics of the Americas. His election as president of Gradonia led to the development of the Gradonian Marines and Gradonian Rangers. Notable events of his career are the 30/5 attack, unification of Wustria and Gradonia, his ascension to Emperor in the Imperium Americana, and his election as King of Gradonia.

William notably holds the positions of King of Gradonia, Prince of Cedarnia, Deputy Prime Minister of Austenasia, Delegate from Gradonia to the Grand Unified Micronational, and Commander in Chair of the Gradonian Armed Forces. William is also an author, CEO of the Charlington Press, avid long distance runner, and calligrapher.

Early life

William was born to, then First Lieutenant, Jonathan William Wilson and Nicole Elaine Wilson in Shreveport, Louisiana at 9:02 p.m. CDT, 31 December 2002. After living in Shreveport for two years, Wilson would depart with his family for Kadena Air Force Base. His brother, Charles Eddie Payne Wilson, would be born in Okinawa, Japan on 24 August 2006. After living in Japan for three years, William and his family would again depart. They would resume residence in the United States in April, 2008. The Wilsons would live in Nashville, Tennessee for five years. While in the state, William would begin his formal education at Pleasant View Elementary School and would commit himself to Christ through baptism at First Baptist Church of Joelton. William’s sister, Noelle Elaine Wilson would be born in Nashville on 28 December, 2012. Shortly after the birth of his sister, William would move to Poquoson, Virginia. Within three more years his family would move again, to the state of Texas

Micronational career

After moving to Texas, William would develop an interest of different government styles and structures as well as political ideologies. In 2018, William and his brother, Charles, would found the State of Gradonia. The development of Gradonia would be the primary concern until March 2018 when he would discover the Micronational Assembly. This organization brought Gradonia into the Era of Connection and began William's career outside of Gradonia. In mid-June Gradonia would be an observer to an event known as the 'Fascist Scourge' within the Assembly. This was mainly connotative to the rise of ultra-nationalism and authoritarian governments. William continued to keep Gradonia neutral, but would capitalize on the event with the Charlington Press by doing late-night interviews with the leaders of nations part of the 'scourge'.

Soon after, in August, Gradonia would be a candidate to be a council nation for the Micronational Assembly Council in the southwest region of the elections. This would be a landslide victory for Gradonia. William would serve as Councilman for the region and propose an overhaul of the Assembly Charter, which had not been amended since 2017. In October, 2018 the Chairman of the Assembly, Nicholas Miranda, would resign and give his position to William. Under the Wilson administration the Assembly saw new changes that saw the clean-up of the admittance procedure and land claiming by member states. Soon into the administration, news broke that Google+, the platform that the Assembly operated on, was going to be shut down in August 2019. This news would change shortly before Christmas when the date was moved up to 2 April. Chairman Wilson called for the moving of the Assembly from Google+ to Discord. He would later step down as chairman after the February 2019 MA elections.

William holding a Bass caught on the 1 May 2020 IGS expedition.

Austenasian career

William sitting in front of Lake Watauga on the 30 May 2020 IGS expedition.

William would be involved with Austenasia as Consul to Texas after requesting, and being granted, the position in April 2019.

In January 2020, William would propose to form a town in Austenasia. On 19 January, 2020, the Nahona Act 2020 was passed and William became the acting representative for Nahona along with the Count of Oribrazos.[1] During the February 2020 Austenasian elections William would be confirmed as representative of Nahona[2] and later became the leader of the Whig Party after Lord John Gordon would leave and form the Austenasian People's Party.

On 9 February 2020, William became a member of the Imperial Geographical Society and held and expedition in San Antonio, Texas the same day. On 1 May 2020, he would continue the tradition of an IGS expedition on that particular day by holding an expedition to the Navasota River.[3]

During the political crisis which broke out in May 2020[4], Lord William remained intentionally neutral concerning the the attempts of the Emperor to restore unity[5], and on the nomination of Prince Dionisiy, the Emperor appointed Lord John as the Deputy Prime Minister after Lord Edward Gunderson was removed from office. Lord william would, again, hold and IGS Expedition, going out-of-state to Tennessee, particularly Centennial Park and the Parthenon within.

Upon the resignation of Prince Dionisiy following his declaration of a regency in Montescano[6], Lord William would, under the provisions of the emergency powers Emperor Jonathan I had assumed[7], be appointed to the position of Deputy Prime Minister on 1 June, with the support of the House of Representatives. He was later appointed the Speaker of the House of Representatives the same day. [8] On 4 June, Imperium Day, after the emergency powers assumed by Jonathan I had been relinquished[9], William passed the first codified procedure for the House of Representatives. On 17 June 2020, William retried as Austensasian Consul to Texas, shortly before Michael Simpson took up the post.

Baustralian career

William would be involved with Baustralia as the Duke of Northumbria after ceding part of New Hesse to Baustralia. He would eventually lose his title of Duke to be a member of the Baustralian House of Commons. He would later be reinstated as Duke and become Lord Governor of the Whiskey Islands.

Gradonian career

William is the co-founder of Gradonia. He and his brother Charles I, would found the nation as a political experiment, but would later embrace the secessionist mentality after discovering micronations. In February, 2018, Wilson would become President through a popular election. After the election, President Wilson would pass the Gradonian Feral Hog Control Act, and enact citizen and military recruitment measures to grow the nation.

William also founded the Gradonian National Bank and the Charlington Press, the former he would later sell for $35 USD to another Gradonian. These businesses inspired the creation of Edderton Jams and Jellies, and its subsidiary company Edderton Fuels. William would later become the head curator of the Gradonian Natural history museum.

During the Royal Era, following his ascension as King of Gradonia[10], Willliam would declare the creation of the Konlichstag and Order of Charlington. Following the creation of the Konlichstag, William appointed Charles of Wilson, Canton of Perkins, and Brayden of Williamson to be Dukes of Edderton, Cookan, and Haynio, respectively.

Ikonian career

William would later be involved with Ikonia as the Marquis of Novaria. He would later be made Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ikonia, but resigned on 14 March 2020.

Zenraxian career

William would be involved with Zenrax after being invited to help with efforts to revive the formerly inactive nation. William would be one of the founders of the Guilds in Zenrax, starting the Geography Guild in mid-July, 2019. Following one of the first decrees by the monarch, William would propose that the Senate of Zenrax, intended to be a provisional legislative body, be created to allow for the creation of legislation independent of the monarch.

After the creation of the senate and election of the Prime Minister, Wilson was appointed Minister of Energy, Science, and Technology (EST). This position, along with connections to the system of guilds in Zenrax, inspired the creation of Project Philomelos, a bio fuel research project.

Political Views

Wilson's Political Compass chart

William identifies as Libertarian-Right on the political spectrum, he is also a Texas Nationalist. He believes in the existence of a near unregulated economy, save regulations that prevent monopolies. He personally believes that abortion, homosexuality, and trans-sexuality are immoral, but does not believe the state should suppress or promote those who believe that is not immoral or live those lives.

William does not support Hate speech nor the state instituted suppression of such. Wilson is an active speaker against Article 13 and Article 11 of the EU Parliament. Wilson does not support the building of border walls to prevent illegal immigrants from coming to a county, rather the increased employment of border security forces. He supports the Scottish, Catalonian, and Quebecois Independence movements. Concerning the Quebecois movement, he does not support any past or present political faction that formed a pro-independence provincial government, such as the CAQ. He however does support the national Parti Quebecois. He condemns Russia's occupation of Crimea,[11] China's oppression of Uighur minorities,[12] and the blocking of humanitarian aid by the Maduro regime in Venezuela.[13]

He is a supporter of the Texas National Movement.

Quotes

If you think I am insensitive, fine. But don't let it keep you from being inefficient.
— William Wilson, 2019
You are in no position to [whine], you are in a position to do your best.
— William Wilson, 2019
I wish Godspeed to the party who would make it so that no Essexian should ever have to wait for the defense or prosecution to[sic] search through a multitude of laws and procedures for justice to be delivered.
— William Wilson, after the events of Raging Valentines

Titles, styles, ranks and arms

Full Title

His Royal Majesty, William the First, of the House of Wilson, by the Grace of God, his servant, Prōto Anaxsebastos, King of Gradonia, Dux pacem Gradonæ, King of the South Sea, Prince of Cedarnia, Prince of Hestrvatn, Duke of Markland, (a) Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire, Archduke of Wilson, Imperial Prince, Duke of Northumbria, Duke of Strom, Marquess of Strom-Fleiße, Marquis of Novaria, Earl of Northumbria, Baron of Warkworth, Count of Oribrazos, His Excellency, the Right Honorable, Chancellor of the United Duchies of Chesapeake and Vørxashan, Lord in Vørxashan, Lord in Chesapeake, Supreme Judge of Essexia, Lord Governor of the Whiskey Islands, Sir, Sovereign of the Order of Charlington, Sovereign of the Order of the Gilded Rose, Sovereign of the Order of William I, Scūtum Rex (King of Arms) of the Holy Roman Empire, Officer in the Order of the Aspen Empire, Knight in the Order of New Virginian Independence, Knight in the Order of the Snake Knights, Imperial Falconer, Baron, recipient of the Atovian Medal for the Arts, Hero of Quebec.

Honors

OoCBasic.svgGrand Cross of the Gilded Rose 1st Class.svgKnight Grand Cross William.svgOrder of New Virginian Independence cross.svg
Order of Charlington ribbon.svgGilded Rose ribbon.svgRibbon bar of the Order of William I.svgGradonian territorial service award1stclss.svg
Distinguished Military Service Award(GO).pngMilitary Service Award(GO).svgGradonia territorial service award2ndclss.svgONVI ribbon bar.svg

Peerages

WilliamI cypher.svg
Former Imperial styles of
William I
Reference His Imperial Majesty
Spoken Your Imperial Majesty
Alternative Sir
Realm Imperium Americana
Royal styles of
William I
Reference His Majesty
Spoken Your Majesty
Alternative Sir
Realm Kingdom of Gradonia
Princely styles of
William I
Reference His Highness
His Grace
Spoken Your Highness
Your Grace
Alternative Sir
Realm Principality of Hestrvatn
Principality of Cedarnia
Civilian styles of
William I
Reference The Right Honorable
Spoken Chancellor Wilson
Alternative Sir
Realm United Kingdom of Chesepeake-Vørxashan
 Atovia
5 May 2020 – present
Wilhelm von Wilhelmsohn
 Austenasia
19 January 2020 – present
Count of Oribrazos
 Baustralia[14]
12 June 2019 – present
Coronet of a Duke.svg Duke of Northumbria
Coronet of an Earl.svg Earl of Northumbria
Coronet of a Baron.svg Baron of Warkworth
 Cedarnia
24 February 2020 – present
Princely Hat.svg.png Prince of Cedarnia
Coronet of a Duke.svg Duke of Strom
Coronet of a Marquess.svg Marquess of Strom-Fleiße
 Gradonia
8 February 2018 - August 1 2019
President of Gradonia
1 August 2019 - present
Crown of a Gradonian King.svg King of Gradonia
 Ikonia
3 June 2019 – present
Coronet of a Marquess.svg Marquis of Novaria
 Imperium Americana
26 September 2018 – 17 March 2019
Helmkrone.svg Emperor of the Imperium Americana
 Phokland
18 March 2019 –
Coronet of a Duke.svg Archduke of Wilson

Titles

He also has the right to use His Excellency, but had preferred His Presidency, in capacity of President of Gradonia. He may also use His Imperial Grace and Excellency (HIG&E.)

2002 - 2018
Mister William Gordon Fowler Wilson
2018 - 2019
His Imperial Majesty William I of the Imperium of the Americas
March, 2019 - August, 2019
His Imperial Grace and Excellency Archduke William Gordon Fowler Wilson
August, 2019 -
His Majesty William I of the Kingdom of Gradonia

Military ranks

Gradonia Gradonia-Marines-OF-10 (infobox).svg Commander in Chair Gradonian Marines
Gradonia-Rangers-OF-10 (infobox).svg Commander in Chair Gradonian Rangers
Gradonia-Legion-OF-10 (infobox).svg Commander in Chair Gradonian Foreign Legion
Ikonia Private, 303 His Majesty's Army
Baustralia Baustralia-Navy-OR9-infobox.svg Warrant officer, 14060 His Royal Navy

Flag Gend1.png Gendarania

Marshal-Gendarania-Army (infobox).png Colonel General Ordnungspolizei von Gendarania

Standards and Arms

Coat of arms of William Wilson.svg
Arms of the Count of Oribrazos.svg
Von Wilhelmsohn Arms.svg
Banner of the Gradonian Monarch.svg
Banner of William I.svg
Coat of arms in Gradonia
(April 2019 – August 2019)
Coat of arms in Austenasia
(2020 – present)
Coat of arms in Atovia
(2020 – present)
Banner as King of Gradonia
(2020 – present)
Personal Banner
(2020 – present)

Ancestry

References

William I of Gradonia
Born: 31 December 2002
Regnal Titles
New title King of Gradonia
1 August 2019 -
Incumbent
New title Emperor of the Imperium Americana
28 August 2018 - 17 March 2019
Succeeded by
Nicholas I
Phoklandian Aristocracy
New title Archduke of Wilson
18 March 2019 -
Incumbent
Peerage of Ikonia
New title Marquis of Novaria
3 June 2019 -
Incumbent
Peerage of Baustralia
New creation Duke of Northumbria
2nd creation
12 June 2019 -
Incumbent
New title Earl of Northumbria
12 June 2019 -
Incumbent
New title Baron of Warkworth
12 June 2019 -
Incumbent
Political offices
New title President of Gradonia
1 January 2018 - 19 July 2019
Extinct
Preceded by
Nicholas Miranda of Senland
Chairman of the Micronational Assembly
7 October 2018 - 9 March 2019
Succeeded by
Tsar Stefan I
Austenasian court offices
Preceded by
Office established
Judge of the High Court of Taysha
19 June 2020 –
Incumbent
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Henry Clément
Austenasian Consul to Texas
6 April 2019 - 17 June 2020
Succeeded by
Michael Simpson
Offices in the Grand Unified Micronational
New title Gradonian Delegate to the Grand Unified Micronational
11 November 2018 -
with Foreign Minister Andy Liner (10 April 2019 - )
Incumbent
Preceded by
Horatio Eden
Secretary of Public Relations and Press
7 July 2019 -
Incumbent