Mark Dresner

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Mark Roger Dresner

Marco Rüdiger Dresner
Flag of the UFSM
1st President of the UFSM
Instated to office
March 14, 2010
General Secretary Theodore DuRuisseau
Commissary Simon Ernst
Predecessor Office established
1st Dean of the People's Academy of Pristinia
Instated to office
January 1, 2010
Predecessor Office established
1st Governor of Pristinia
Instated to office
March 14, 2010
Predecessor Office established
1st President of the SUNP
In office
January 31, 2010 - March 14, 2010
General Secretary Mark Meehan
Chancellor Paul Drivemont
Predecessor Office established
Personal information
Born 17 March 1977 (1977-03-17) (age 46)
Aachen, Germany
Birth name Marco Rüdiger Dresner
Citizenship UFSM
Nationality German
Ethnicity Anglo-German-Jewish
Political party LLL
Domestic partner Ann-Sophie Myers
Occupation Bank accountant
Profession Accounting
Cabinet Mark Dresner (1)
Religion Officially: None
Actually: Theravada Buddhist

Mark Roger Dresner (nkh: Marka Ruodijer Khleskholsk, de: Marco Rüdiger Dresner, ga: Marcas Rúdgher O'Claiscoill, prla: Marcus Venosparus Dresneri, fr: Marc-Roger Dresdois) was born in Aachen in March 1977. He is currently the President of the Socialist Union of Nemkhavia and Pristinia.


Note: this section is entirely fiction. See The Pristinian Conspiracy: A Joint GUM-OAM Dossier

Mark Dresner was born on 17 March 1977 in Aachen, Germany, to Lisa Hansen and Karl Dresner (now Lisa and Karl Dresner-Hansen). His mother Lisa was at that time a journalist, short-story author and artist, his father worked for the PR department of a high-profile German company. In this effect, his father was increasingly absent during his childhood while climbing up the corporate ladder, which both Mark and his father regretted very much.

Early on in his life, Dresner displayed a talent for the visual arts and languages (including creative writing). Many assume that he inherited those attributes from his mother. Dresner participated in several theatre performances in primary school, in years 3 and 4 in a lead role.

When he passed on to secondary school, he continued participating in several extracurricular activities, including being a writer and later editor for the school newspaper, acting and later directing some further plays, and participating in a small-scale debate group. The latter also waked his interest in politics and economics. In year 12, Dresner chose German, English, Art, Social Sciences, Mathematics, IT, Chemistry, Philosophy and Sports. He wrote his Abitur-examinations on Social Sciences, German, English and Art.

Dresner graduated in 1995 with a B or better in all subjects but Chemistry (C) and Sports (D). He then moved to Cologne and commenced his study of economics at the local university, but broke it off after one semester and instead received vocational education as an accountant, though continuing his minor in politics for another year. In 1998, after completing this education, Dresner moved to England, where he was promptly admitted as an accountant in the London branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

He freely wrote journalistic articles in this time, and sold them to the highest bidder among London newspapers, although bids weren't exactly high. He also played a supporting role in several smaller stage performances, and worked as a background actor on weekends. From time to time, he would also write, design and layout advertising brochures for smaller companies, for a comparatively low price.

2004 he returned to Germany, specifically to Cologne. Here, he started working at the Sparda-Bank, and happened to meet the then 74 year old (now deceased) grandmother of Frederic I of Pristinia. She developed a friendship with him, since she was commonly described a very trustful, outward and warm woman. At the time, her grandson was visiting her, like he did every weekend and holiday.

At some point, Schlömer invited Dresner over to her flat, which was quite nearby to the bank, since she lived in the inner city. This was when Dresner made the acquaintance of Frederic, who, at this point, was leading the "for fun"-micronation of the United Diarchy of Chambria and Transapartmentia along with his mother. Dresner liked to talk to the Emperor to be, who, according to his opinion, was "way beyond his age".

In 2008 then, Frederic I founded his first completely serious micronation, the Empire of Pristinia. When Dresner heard about this, he became fascinated with micronationalism, something he had never known before, and decided to join. Since Frederic trusted Dresner, he was soon at a leading, but still rather meaningless, political position. The position was meaningless because Pristinia was an absolute monarchy anyway.

However, a year later, Dresner was made head of the Interim Government Alliance; a fateful change in situation, since the head of said party was constitutionally the successor of the Emperor should he abdicate (contrarily to the heir who was only supposed to take power if the Emperor was to die or resign – resigning and abdicating were considered as to being two completely different concepts in Pristinia).

On 1 December 2009, Dresner officially took over as ruler of Pristinia.

Political views


Dresnerism was Dresner's own interpretation of communism and the ideology used in its Autonomous Socialist Republic of Pristinia, until its collapse.

Main Points

  • Liberty: Dresnerists believeb that the only true execution of Communism and Democracy included absolute liberty of the People and adherence to Human Rights of the State. Thus, the freedom of speech, press and movement and other liberties and Human Rights were in full effect in the ASR Pristinia.
  • Plebiscites: Dresnerists thought that the People need not be represented in their decision, but rather decide themselves on the most possible occasions. Thus, in Dresnerism, while parliament proposed laws, the People voted on those laws. That way, it was ensured that there weren't be any despotism or rule against the People in any Dresnerist State.
  • Basic Income: Basic Income, i.e. a regular amount of wealth flowing to the People (regardless of age, sex, etc.) to ensure that they didn't live in poverty has been widely discussed among the followers of many leftist or centre-left ideologies. This was also a Dresnerist proposal, however, due to the Absence of Currency, the People weren't given money, but accommodation, food, drink and luxury goods instead.
  • Absence of Currency
  • National Pride
  • Individuality
  • Enthusiasm
  • Equality before the Law
  • Hedonism
  • Advancement of Mind


Marco Rüdiger Dresner Father:
Karl Jakob Dresner
Paternal Grandfather:
Abraham Emil Dresner
Paternal Great grandfather:
Zacharias Salamon Dresner
Paternal Great grandmother:
Hanna Grünspan
Paternal Grandmother:
Beatrycze Judit Kandínski
Paternal Great grandfather:
Tomasz Kandínski
Paternal Great grandmother:
Breindel Goldzweig
Lisa Hansen
Maternal grandfather:
Ruprecht Hansen
Maternal Great grandfather:
Karl-Gottfried Hansen
Maternal Great grandmother:
Brunhilde Schmidt
Maternal grandmother:
Victoria Evans
Maternal Great grandfather:
John Evans
Maternal Great grandmother:
Caitlín NicDoireann

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