|Prince of Gaplastovia (more)|
|Baek in January 2023, Albuquerque, NM|
|Reign||28 February 2019 - present|
|Coronation||28 February 2019|
|Reign||23 December 2022 - present|
|Coronation||23 December 2022|
|Reign||26 December 2022 - present|
|Appointment||26 December 2022|
|Predecessor||Emerson II of Gaplan Antarctica|
|Peerage||13 November 2020 - present|
|Appointment||13 November 2020|
|His Royal Majesty, Wyatt I, Prince of Gaplastovia, Prince of New Olympia, King of Gaplan Antarctica, and Baron of Elemental|
|Born||13 January 2009|
Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea
|His Royal Majesty and the Right Honorable|
The Sovereign on Earth and Prime Minister
|Wyatt Seungri Baek|
Prince of Gaplastovia
|OGS CGR CGP GOE MRE LH MS PC NJHS|
|Baek in January 2023, Albuquerque, NM|
1 September 2022 - present
28 February 2019 - 4 January 2021
28 February 2021 - 2 February 2022
|Deputy President||Chelsea Chen|
|Predecessor||Ian Shin (United Republics of Gapla and Phoenix)|
5 January 2021 - 27 February 2021
(Sovereign Prince of Gapla)
28 February 2019
3 February 2022 - 31 August 2022
|His Royal Majesty, Wyatt I, Sovereign Prince of Gapla, Prince of Gaplastovia, and Prince of New Olympia|
|Born||Seoul Special City|
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
|Citizenship|| Federated States of Gapla|
Republic of Korea
|Political party||Free Rightist Party|
|Residence||New Gaplastovia, Elemental, Federated States of Gapla|
|Allegiance||Federated States of Gapla|
Northern Emeralkia Conflict
Wyatt Seungri Baek, addressed royally as His Royal Majesty, Wyatt I, Prince of Gaplastovia, Prince of New Olympia, King of Gaplan Antarctica, and Baron of Elemental, is the Prince of Gaplastovia (the Sovereign Prince of Gapla), the Prince of New Olympia, and the interim King of Gaplan Antarctica. He is a male micronationalist and is Sovereign Prince, and formerly the President and Head of State of the Federated States of Gapla. He is also serving as the Prime Minister of the Federated States of Gapla.
He is widely credited as the founder of modern Gapla, and although this accreditation is not completely true, is officially recognized as one of the four founders of Gapla by the Gaplan government. He has also attempted to create his own state that failed in Parliament because of lack of territory. He is also a micronationalist that has participated in the Iana-Phoenix conflict and a one of the two historical leaders of the anti-Hubbardist (by some called Gaplan-nationalist) organization Hubbard Sucks along with Emma Bunnell.
Wyatt was born in the Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea.
He was interested in politics and corporations at an early age, eventually creating his own business (albeit without profits) called WRUSA.
Outside of micronationalism, he participates in competitive mathematics and competitive programming.
Although a newcomer to competitive programming, seeking to pass USACO Bronze this year, he is experienced in competitive mathematics. He has competed under the Russian flag at the International Mathematics Contest and Russian Mathematics Olympiad, winning a gold medal in each, as well as competing under the American flag at the United States Mathematical Kangaroo, winning second place nationally. He is the assistant captain of the Gaplan Mathematics Team, serving alongside famed captain Virat Varada.
Wyatt has participated in USACO under the Gaplan flag, with custom country identifier "GPL," but it is unknown if his scores will be validated and posted on the official website (with a Gaplan country code) due to the risk of elimination by authorities unaware of micronationalism.
Pre-micronational career and Gapla-Phoenix
WRUSA and Totoro
In 2012, Wyatt revived WRUSA and created a "ranking" system. Since he didn't quite understand the concept of a company, while he called it a company, it was more of a group, because it didn't make any profits. It offered a movie rating system, an education system, and a few games.
He later revived the Totoro Foundation in 2018 which allowed for WRUSA's first profits as a conglomerate corporation that offered its own currency ("credits") and allowed anyone to create their own business.
Soon, a lot of people in his class signed up and created their own business, trading the currency "credits" around the school. While it has been banned by the administration several times, including by Michael Hubbard, Wyatt never stopped his business and this is where his minarchist and right-libertarian views likely came from.
United Republics of Gapla and Phoenix
In 2015, along with Ian, Wyatt founded the United Republics of Gapla and Phoenix, his first micronation that he didn't know was a micronation.
Its max population was 20, and it was extremely unprofessional, with ID cards from crayons and its territory as a "secret base" inside the school.
In 2019, in an attempt to revive Gapla, he couped the government of Gapla-Phoenix successfully using the help of a few spies and recreated Gapla as the Principality of Gapla.
Awards and honors
The following is a list of honors, domestic and foreign, received by Wyatt Baek:
All from the Federated States of Gapla.
- Order of the Gaplan Star (OGS)
- Commander of the Gaplan Revolution (CGR)
- Commander of the Gaplan People (CGP)
- Illustrious Order of the Pen (IOP)
- Order of the House of Baek (OHB)
From countries other than the Federated States of Gapla.
- Order of the Polar Cross (PC, Westarctica)
- Prime Minister Farmer's Challenge Coin (Westarctica)
- 2022 Friendship Medal (West Who)
- Grand Order of Excelsior (GOE, Excelsior)
- Medal of the Republic of Excelsior (MRE, Excelsior)
- Legion of Honor (LH, Excelsior)
- Medal for State (MS, Excelsior)
- National Junior Honor Society (NJHS, United States)
Political party history
The following is a list of Wyatt Baek's historical political affiliations. He was never affiliated with any party in Korea.
Gapla and Gapla-Phoenix
- Union Party (2015-2016)
- Gaplan Union Party (2016-2019)
- Liberal Union Party (2019-2020)
- Free Libertarian Party (2020-2021)
- Free Rightist Party (2021-present)
United States of America (informally)
- Democratic Party (2015-2019)
- Republican Party (2019-2020)
- Reform Party (2020)
- Libertarian Party (2020-present)
Mainstream micronational career
Contribution to Gaplan history
Wyatt revived modern Gapla in the form of the Principality of Gapla on February 28, 2019, after learning about Sealand.
His renewed interest in micronationalism led him to create a website, MicroWiki, and MicroWikia pages for Gapla. He was the founding figure for many new Gaplans that had joined in that time, and although he wasn't the true founder of Gapla, he considered himself the true founder of Gapla for a period of time. He is still known as the Founder of Gapla today.
During June to early August 2019, Wyatt focused on expanding foreign relations, increasing professionality, and basically spending hours on Gapla each day to improve it.
Hubbard Sucks is considered to be a Gaplan nationalist organization by some members of the left, although most of the left also opposes Hubbard. The organization was created because of the events of the Gaplan Revolution and Hubbard's banning of the Federated States of Gapla. The organization was considered to be important in Gaplan history as it led from the transition of Gapla from a friend group to a global micronation with a purpose.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Wyatt led the Gaplans to a more online setting, moving all of the sessions online and moving major government meetings online. He claims that the pandemic was important for the digitalization of Gapla and connection to the greater worldwide community.
While Hubbard Sucks was still active and relevant during the online portion of the school year, it slowly decayed as the need for it was being abolished.
In this pandemic, he has written a few books on micronationalism, web development, and Gapla. His first book on Gapla inspired the United States of the Terra Excelsior Republic.
Miscellaneous roles in Gaplan history
Role as Sovereign Prince and session master
Wyatt, in his capacity as Sovereign Prince of Gapla, under macronational laws controls the assets of Gapla, although a bill in Parliament may soon change that. He is also the session master of Gapla, the "gamemaker" of all of Gapla's interstate sessions.
He doesn't have a state, although he states that he plans to create one, but he will unable to participate in sessions due to his position as session master. His Special Administrative Region (SAR) of Gaplan Antarctica that he administers is not eligible to participate in sessions.
He was the former President of Gapla, at one time in Gaplan history being simultaneously the monarch and the head of government. He was also elected as the Prime Minister in the 2022 Gaplan general election.
Role in the left-right divide
Wyatt is a minarchist, a form of right-libertarianism. He usually scores at around 7 right and 7 libertarian on most political compass tests.
In this capacity, he has argued and advocated for the Free Rightist Party and against the People's Liberal Party, notably Chelsea Chen and visiting members of United States of the Terra Excelsior Republic. Due to his political views, he was banned from the Excelsioran discord server.