William I of Gradonia

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William I
William I 112020.JPG
King in 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
9th Deputy Prime Minister of Austenasia
Assumed office
1 June 2020
Preceded byLord John Gordon
4th Speaker of the House of Representatives (Austenasia)
Assumed office
1 June 2020
Preceded byEdward Gunderson
10th Home Secretary (Austenasia)
Assumed office
25 August 2020
Preceded byBradley van Dullahan
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
  • Kingdom of Gradonia Commander in Chair
  • Ikonia Private

His Majesty William Gordon Fowler Wilson I, is the first King in the Kingdom of Gradonia. He is a co-founder and had been the first and only President of Gradonia. He also serves as a Consul in the Konlichstag in his capacity as sovereign. He was formerly a Gradonian politician during his tenure as President. One of his main political contributions was the foundation of the Gradonian Federalist Party. Aside from Gradonian politics, William has also been involved in a number of other nations associated with the Microwiki community. A notable example of his political involvement outside of Gradonia is Austenasia, where he serves as Deputy Prime Minister, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Home Secretary.

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 in 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.

Austenasia

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 an 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 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. On 25 August 2020, William was appointed Home Secretary after the resignation of Bradley, Duke of Dullahan.

Baustralia

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.

Gradonia

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 USD 35 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 in 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.

Ikonia

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.

New Virginia

Arms of the NVDF

His interactions with New Virginia would begin in late 2019, shortly before his proposition to the Austenasian government to found the town of Nahona. In February, William would design the coat of arms for New Virginia, later the Arms of the Defence Force and logos for both the Senate and House, shortly before its independence day.[11] In March, he would discuss the possibility of forming a town in New Virginia as well. On 31 March 2020, the Town of Carolinia would be annexed and William would be appointed Provisional Councilor.[12] On 23 May, William would be appointed to the Cabinet of the Provisional Government as Home Secretary and Director of the Environment Department.[13] In early July, with the assistance of the Director of the Department for the Census, the Home Office released an online citizenship application.[14] Later in July, William would join the Free Democratic Party to be a founding member[15] and contributed to the development of the party platform. On 23 July he, along with all other members of the Provisional Council, voted in favor of the constitution and popular referendum to enact it. He would also later organize the aforementioned referendum. Upon passing, the constitution granted William the title "Founder of the Commonwealth".[16] On 22 August, William would stand for, and win, the local election in Carolinia and become the Burgess representing the town in the House,[17] however failing in his run for Speaker.[18] Following the elections, William would remain Home Secretary and would present the first piece of business to the House of burgesses, following the confirmation of Prime Minister Lewis and the aforementioned Speaker election.

On 17 September, a week after he submitted his letter of resignation and a day after the passing of the Carolinia Act 2020, respectively, William would officially resign his posts as Home Secretary, Burgess for Carolinia, and Director of Environmental affairs citing personal dissatisfaction. Following the President signing the act into law Carolinia became a Territory and William was made Governor. He would later become the Iconographer General and Chief Judge of Roanoke. On 27 October, he would be nominated to become a Senator along with Anthony Clark and Jacob Valentine.[19]

Zenrax

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 biofuel research project.

Political views

William's Political Compass chart

William identifies as Libertarian-Right on the political spectrum and generally describes himself as a classical liberal or American libertarian. His economic belief supports few regulations by the government while also supporting government subsidies for small businesses. His social views are generally liberal without being progressive concerning topics relating to sex.

Macronational

William is an active speaker against Article 13 and Article 11 of the EU Parliament. 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,[20] China's oppression of Uighur minorities,[21] and the blocking of humanitarian aid by the Maduro regime in Venezuela[22]. He is also a supporter of the Texas National Movement.

Micronational

William is a self-described moderate secessionist and a follower of the classical micropatriological philosophy. In most of his political career, William has joined center-right to right-wing political parties that outline or support popular liberalism or monarchism. He regularly supports federalist and trias politica forms of government. He is also an amateur scholar of Imperium and Suzerainty, particularly its application within the Holy Roman Empire and North Sea Empire. Within New Virginia, William has, along with other members of the Free Democratic Party, developed the ideas of federal economics which defines that local areas are subject to their own economic systems while still being under the unitary standard of capital through the enforcement of national currency.

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, honours, ranks and arms

Noble titles

 Atovia
5 May 2020 – present
Torse of a Baustralian Gentleman.svg Wilhelm von Wilhelmsohn
 Austenasia
19 January 2020 – present
Heraldic Crown of an Austenasian Count(ess).svg Count of Oribrazos
19 October 2020 – present
Heraldic Crown of an Austenasian Count(ess).svg Count of Julian
 Baustralia[23]
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
1 August 2019 - present
Crown of a Gradonian King.svg King in 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 – present
Coronet of a Duke.svg Archduke Wilson

Full title

His Serene and Royal Majesty, William the First, of the House of Wilson, by the Grace of God, his servant, Prōthanaxaugoustiátikos, King in Gradonia, Dux pacem Gradonæ, King of the South Sea, Prince of Cedarnia, Grand Duke of Nogrsommar, Prince of Hestrvatn, Duke of Markland, (a) Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire, Archduke of Wilson, Imperial Prince, Duke of Austin, Duke of Washington, Duke of Northumbria, Duke of Strom, Marquess of Strom-Fleiße, Marquis of Novaria, Earl of Northumbria, Baron of Warkworth, Count of Oribrazos, Count of Julian, Founder of the Commonwealth, 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, Governor of Carolinia, Knight of Virtue in the Glorious Order of St. John, Burmistr of Zweiwasser, Officer in the Order of the Aspen Empire, Knight in the Order of New Virginian Independence, Knight in the Order of the Snake Knights, Stranger Knight Companion in the Order of the Diaconus, Imperial Falconer, Baron, recipient of the Atovian Medal for the Arts, Hero of Quebec.

Styles

  • w:United States 31 December 2002 – present: William Wilson
  • Kingdom of Gradonia 1 January 2018 – 1 August 2019: His Excellency, the President of Gradonia
    • 1 August 2019 – 25 February 2020: His Majesty, the King in Gradonia
    • 25 February 2020 – present: His Serene and Royal Majesty, the King in Gradonia
  • Imperium Americana 26 September 2018 – 17 March 2019: His Imperial Majesty, the Emperor
  • Phokland 18 March 2019 – present: His Grace, the Archduke Wilson
  • Ikonia 3 June 2019 – 9 November 2020: The Most Honourable Marquis of Novaria
    • 9 November 2020 – present: The Most Honourable Sir William OD, Marquis of Novaria
  • Baustralia 12 June 2019 – present: His Grace, the Duke of Northumbria
  • Austenasia 19 January 2020 – 1 June 2020 Count of Oribrazos
    • 1 June 2020 – 19 September 2020: The Right Honourable Count of Oribrazos
    • 19 September 2020 – present: The Right Honourable Sir William Wilson KVJ, Count of Oribrazos
  • Principality of Cedarnia 24 February 2020 – present: His Serene Highness, the Prince of Cedarnia
    • Duchy of Strom 25 February 2020 – present: His Grace, the Duke of Strom
    • March of Strom-Fleiße 25 February 2020 – present: His Illustriousnes, the Marquess of Strom-Fleiße
  • New Virginia 31 March 2020 – 2 May 2020: William Wilson
    • 2 May 2020 – 21 August 2020: Sir William Wilson
    • 21 August – present: The Right Honourable Sir William Wilson, Founder of the Commonwealth

Honors

Ribbon bars worn by William I
Order of Charlington ribbon.svgGilded Rose ribbon.svgRibbon bar of the Order of William I.svg
Gradonian territorial service award1stclss.svgDistinguished Military Service Award(GO).pngMilitary Service Award(GO).svg
Gradonia territorial service award2ndclss.svgONVI ribbon bar.svgRibbon bar of a Grand Star Knight of the Order of the Diaconus.svg

Breast stars worn by William I
OoCBasic.svgGrand Cross of the Gilded Rose 1st Class.svgKnight Grand Cross William.svgOrder of New Virginian Independence cross.svgStar of the Order of the Garter Ikonia.svg

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

Heraldic lineage of William I in Gradonia

Arms of the House of Wilson(historical).svg
Lord Wilson
McDonald Arms Lozenge.svg
Lady McDonald
Arms of the House of Wilson.svg
King William
Coat of Arms of William,King in Gradonia.svg
Arms of the Count of Oribrazos.svg
Coronet of a Duke.svg
Shield of arms of the Duke of Northumbria.svg
Coat of arms of the Marquis of Novaria.svg
Coat of arms in Gradonia
(2020 – present)
Coat of arms in Austenasia
(2020 – present)
Arms in Baustralia
(2019 – present)
Coat of arms in Ikonia
As Marquis of Novaria
(2020 – present)
Diaconus coat of arms of William.svg
Diaconus banner of William I.svg
Banner of the Gradonian Monarch.svg
Banner of William I.svg
Arms of William I
as a Stranger Knight Companion of the Ikonian Order of the Diaconus
(2020 – present)
Banner of William I
as a Stranger Knight Companion of the Ikonian Order of the Diaconus
(2020 – present)
Banner as King in Gradonia
(2020 – present)
Personal Banner
(2020 – present)

Ancestry

References

  1. Population passes 100 with the annexation of new Town, retrieved 4 May 2020
  2. Prince Dionisiy elected Prime Minister, retrieved 4 May 2020
  3. Imperial Geographical Society’s May Expedition goes ahead to Navasota River, retrieved May 4 2020
  4. Joseph Kennedy releases statement on the Austenasian situation, retrieved 4 June 2020.
  5. Partisan Politics forbidden in Unity Drive, retrieved 4 June 2020.
  6. Regency declared till 21 June 2020, retrieved 4 June 2020.
  7. Lord Gordon appointed Deputy PM as Dragovina dissolved, retrieved 4 June 2020.
  8. Statement from the Emperor as Prince Dionisiy resigns Gordon new PM, retried 4 June 2020.
  9. Imperium Day sees Emperor relinquish Emergency Powers, retrieved 4 June 2020.
  10. Results of the Assembly of Parties. retrieved 11 June 2020.
  11. National Symbols for New Virginia adopted; planning for Independence celebrations begins, retrieved 28 August 2020.
  12. Carolinia annexed as a Town, retrieved 28 August 2020.
  13. Chairman Kennedy appoints first Cabinet, retrieved 28 August 2020.
  14. Home Office unveils new citizenship application, retrieved 28 August 2020.
  15. Free Democratic Party of New Virginia founded, retrieved 28 August 2020.
  16. Constitution enacted; Kennedy elected President of New Virginia, retrieved 28 August 2020.
  17. Candidates for House of Burgesses confirmed; Senators nominated, retrieved 28 August 2020.
  18. Regarding the New Virginian General Elections, retrieved 28 August 2020.
  19. New NOminations to the Senate, retrieved 28 October 2020.
  20. "Five years have passed, and Russia is still occupying territory in Ukraine", The Washington Post, retrieved 14 May 2019
  21. "China Uighurs: All you need to know on Muslim 'crackdown'", The BBC, retrieved 14 May 2019
  22. "Venezuela's Maduro closes Brazil border to block aid entry", NBC, retrieved 14 May 2019
  23. "Baustralian Gazette" (PDF) (YR3–I1). HR Government. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
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
Nicolas 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