Ciprian of Juclandia
|Ciprian of Juclandia|
|Ciprian in 2015|
10 September 2019
23 August 2010
|Prime Minister||Bestia Reformescu|
July 2005 - 13 June 2010
|Prime Minister||Gori Jucărescu|
September 2001 - July 2005
|Prime Minister||Ursu Viselinschi|
23 August 2010 - 1 May 2015
|Born||September 1997 (age 25)|
|Religion||Church of Juclandia|
Ciprian of Juclandia (Romanian: Ciprian de Juclandia) is a lawyer, researcher, and micronationalist born in Romania. He founded Juclandia in 2001, and has served as the country's monarch between 2010 and 2022. He has concomitantly served as Custodian of the Juclandian Pragma since September 2019 and Head of the Juclandian Republic since November 2022.
Throughout the history of the Kingdom of Juclandia, Ciprian has held various degrees of power and influence over the micronation, and the office of the King of Juclandia became a de facto republican office, in particular since the adoption of the 2017 amendments to the Constitution of Juclandia. Along with the leader of Sabia and Verona, he founded the Federal Union of Juclandian Lands in 2014 to promote the culture of plush toy micronations, of which Juclandia is believed to be the first known plush toy micronation.
Ciprian joined the micronational community in 2009 and has been an active contributor on MicroWiki since 2010. On the international stage, he served as Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational, Vice Secretary-General of the Organisation of Active Micronations, and Supreme Judge of the Grand Unified Micronational. He also served as a member of the collective head of state of Rukora and as head of government of Tiana. He was an admin on MicroWiki before leaving Romania to pursue higher education studies.
Initially a socially conservative socialist, Ciprian became increasingly centrist and moderate in the aftermath of various diplomatic scandals in 2011 and 2012 in which he was accused of racism and homophobia, during a time when the MicroWiki community would mainly use Skype for diplomatic communication. By 2014, the former King was strongly positioned in the socially progressive camp, and supported a co-operative based model of market economy. He has always been a constitutionalist, and helped draft various micronational constitutions, as well as the Charter of the Grand Unified Micronational.
He has been serving as Deputy Secretary General of the MicroFrancophonie since May 2023.
The monarch was born in the second part of the last decade of the 20th century at the local lying-in hospital.
Foundation of Juclandia
The relationship between the monarch and his grandmother, Elena Iliescu, was very close, and the young monarch was visiting almost daily his grandmother at her residence in Cipimania. Elena had shared a lot of stories about fictional countries and worlds, and had made him think about making one himself. With help from Elena Iliescu, they built together a simulated nation based on stuffed toys as citizens, and the country, then-called "The Country of Toys" was officially founded on the monarch's 4th birthday on 10 September 2001.
The King became the first President of the Country of Toys until July 2003, when he was replaced by the first and only non-human head of state in the history of Juclandia, Bestia Reformescu. After two years of presidency, Reformescu was replaced back by the King, who remained as republican head of state of the Juclandian nations until June 2010, when he resigned to prepare for the transition of the country to a constitutional monarchy.
Kingdom of Juclandia
The King also served as Prince of Jucărești between August 2010 and June 2015, serving as head of state in the province of Jucărești under the federal framework of the Constitution of 2011.
Ciprian served as President, and thus head of state, for most of Juclandia's history under a republican form of government. He also served as leader of the country's first and most important historical party, the Socialist Christian-Democratic Party, initially named the Communist Christian-Democratic Party. While the King's economic views always belonged to what is considered the left-wing of the political spectrum, they gradually evolved from strong support for a planned state-controlled economy to a democratic co-operative economy, in line with Juclandia's cultural changes.
Socially, he promoted a hardline conservative view on society, and was against abortion, LGBT rights, liberal drug policies as well as what he deemed to be attacks on the Christian Orthodox fabric of our society and traditional values of the state. However, his views were usually at odds with the ones promoted by other human citizens of Juclandia, and he gradually changed his views during the early 2010s.
Even though non-partisan, the King is a strong promoter of social libertarianism and believes that the state should play no role in promoting questions of morality or individual values. While he still sees a role for the Church in state affairs, he was the main promoter of the Church of Juclandia abandoning its hardline interpretation of Orthodox Christianity, promoting instead a new Christian theology called Juclandian Christianity.
Awards and decorations
The King has been wide known for his custom to reject any awarded decoration or order, having refused even the Juclandian ones that have been given to him by the position of head of state. Because of the rejection, Juclandia could not have any decoration, being customary that the King be the sovereign of the orders. By refusing to do so, the orders could not be legally founded. However, after months of negotiations, on 19 June 2013, the King has accepted to be the Sovereign of the Juclandian decorations and award, and the Law on the National System of Juclandian Decorations has been passed by the Assembly of Deputies on 20 June 2013. The current awards and decorations of the King are as follows:
- Sovereign of the Order of the Cross of Juclandia
- Sovereign of the Order of the Steel Crown
- Sovereign of the Order «Elena Iliescu»
- Sovereign of the Order of the Principality
The King furthermore accepted membership of the Austenasian Order of Saint Constantine on 21 May 2016.
- 10 September 2001 - 23 August 2008: His Excellency Ciprian Sorin, President of the Land of Toys / Socialist Democratic State of Toys / Socialist Democratic State of Romania
- 23 August 2008 - 23 August 2010: His Excellency Ciprian Sorin of Juclandia, President of the Republic and King of the Juclandians
- 23 August 2010 - 23 August 2017: His Majesty Ciprian of Juclandia, by the Grace of God and Popular Will King
- 23 August 2017 - 10 September 2019: Ciprian of Juclandia, King of Juclandia
- 10 September 2019 - 10 September 2020: King Ciprian of Juclandia, Head of State of Juclandia, King of Juclandia, Custodian of the Pragma
- 10 September 2020 - 4 November 2022: Ciprian of Juclandia, Custodian of Juclandia and Head of the Republic, King of Juclandia
- Since 4 November 2022: Ciprian of Juclandia, Custodian of the Pragma and Head of the Juclandian Republic
|Preceded by:||King of Juclandia||Succeded by:|
|Office created||23 August 2010 - present||Incumbent|