Vincent I of Varatania
|HIM Emperor Vincent I|
|The official portrait of the Emperor|
8 March 2020 - 5 December 2021
|Prime Minister||Lisa W.|
|Successor||Alexander I Constantine|
2 November 2021
|Prime Minister||Prince Dolphiny|
26 April 2019 - 8 March 2020
|Successor||Himself (As Emperor of Arthuria)|
1 January 2022
3 October 2020
|Predecessor||Emperor Norton I|
|Born||February 23, 2005|
|Rank|| Supreme Commander|
Comrade General Admiral
Junior Navy Officer
|Battles/wars||Antonian War of Independence|
First Memeistan-Antonian War
Second Memeistan-Antonian War
First Basement War
Second Basement War
O'Duighan Civil War
Vincent von Ironside is an American micronationalist, monarchist and creative writer. He has had experience with micronations dating back to mid to late 2018, but came to prominence in March 2020, with the founding of the Arthurian Empire, his first truly successful state. He was the first Emperor of Arthuria until his abdication in December 2021. Vincent is a strong advocate of a semi-constitutional monarchy government system. He had been involved with micronations on and off since mid-2018. He is a dedicated micronationalist and is involved with the micronation community to some degree. Outside of micronationalism, the Emperor is an amateur writer, poet, military tactician, political activist, and actor.
Vincent was born on 23 February 2005. Throughout his younger years, he began to grow a fascination with history, writing, and politics. He watched many documentaries and read many books on famous battles, wars, and leaders. He also grew more politically aware and active as he grew up. After he found out about micronations, he decided to try and use his knowledge of politics and history to create a successful nation.
When he was young, Vincent began to love storytelling and writing. He styled himself as "Admiral Lord Vincent", this was not micronational activity however as he never made any land claims or made any serious government decisions. To this day, he is still humorously called "Admiral Lord" from time to time by members of his family in reference to his childhood title.
Vincent started micronational activity in late 2018 with two initial states, the Grand Imperial Republic and Red Free State. After these eventually collapsed, he did not have much micronational activity until April 2019 when the Free American Republic was founded. The Republic lasted from 26 April 2019 to 8 March 2020, when it was reformed into the Arthurian Empire by popular vote due to stagnation and inactivity. Using his experience gained from his past micronations, he created a system that ideally would be less inclined to become as inactive as the previous Republic. He also appointed Jack C. of Arthuria to the position of Chancellor, to secure his position and the future of the Empire.
Vincent first started micronational activity in mid to late 2018 after watching videos on YouTube on micronations like Molossia, Sealand, and the Aerican Empire. Fascinated by the idea, he quickly got to work creating his own. He was the President of two short-lived republics, the Grand Imperial Republic and the Red Free State. After these two nations failed, Vincent became inactive for a few months. He came back in early 2019 when he and his best friend Jack C. formed the Crusader Republic of Memeistan and Vincent became head of the military. On 26 April 2019, Vincent formed the Free American Republic with himself as president.
As President of the Republic, Vincent worked to try and make the nation into an effective system. However, over the course of a few months, activity within the nation became limited. Vincent began to consider reform to try to revitalize the Republic and he eventually decided a monarchy would be a more effective system. On 2 November 2019, as Republic activity declined, Vincent formed a new micronation, the Bedroom Empire, with himself as Emperor. He would serve as the Bedroom Empire's Emperor until it was dissolved on 3 May 2020. By March 2020, the Republic was completely inactive and Vincent sent a vote into the Republic Congress to reform the Republic into the Arthurian Empire. On 8 March 2020, The vote passed and Vincent became Emperor of the Arthurian Empire. After becoming Emperor, he reformed the government into a unitary semi-absolute monarchy that he believes will prevent stagnation and collapse.
On 17 April 2020, Vincent participated in the second Wincott Cup, a Hearts of Iron IV tournament hosted by Earl Jack of Essexia. He played as Germany during the several hour games and by the end of it, he landed himself and the Arthurian Empire at sixth place.
On 7 July 2020, Addison I, Princess of Malinovia, abdicated the throne of the State of Malinovia and to Vincent's surprise, offered the throne to him. He accepted and became the second Prince of the State of Malinovia.
From 10 July 2020 to 27 July 2020, He served as the Supreme Leader of the short-lived Social Republic of Calandia. After Calandia became inactive, Vincent dissolved the nation and reformed it into the Empire of Costella, which dissolved on 31 August 2020.
On 5 August 2020, Vincent and a close ally of his, Sylvie Vaux, established a new nation, the Menovarian Republic, as a joint project. Vincent became head of the nation, with the title Grand Consul and Sylvie became his adviser with the title of Head Senator. He would hold this position for 15 days until 20 August 2020, when the Arthurian Empire annexed the Menovarian Republic as a new member state.
On 3 October 2020, After signing a treaty with Monmark, Sunseva, and the Nexus, Vincent proclaimed himself Emperor of the United States of America, declaring himself the successor to Emperor Norton I. He also gained the additional title Prince of New England.
On 5 October 2020, he founded the Germanic Republic of Austeria, a unitary republic based on German culture, mainly that of 18th century Prussia. He became the first Kanzler (Chancellor) of the Republic. However, the Republic lasted barely 24 hours before the people called for a monarchy to be created. After a referendum passed overwhelmingly, the Republic was dissolved and the National Provisional Government of Austeria, a transitional government, was founded. Kanzler Vincent was proclaimed His Imperial Majesty, Kaiser Vincent Wilhelm I. That same day, he made his close friend and ally, Jackie Augustina, the Kaiserin (Empress) to ruled alongside him. He would serve as the nation's monarch until it's de facto dissolution a few months later.
On 13 October 2020, To reference the fact he was both an Emperor and King, Vincent changed his personal prefix to His Imperial and Royal Majesty.
On 16 October 2020, Vincent helped found the Atlantic Empire with his close ally, Emperor David Augustus I of Monmark. David made Vincent the Prime Minister of the Atlantic Empire for his help and also awarded him with the noble title of Archduke of the North Atlantic. He would hold these positions until the Atlantic Empire's dissolution three days later on 19 October 2020.
On 18 October 2020, Vincent helped found the Archduchy of Achenburg, and was made Chancellor. The next day, he was appointed as Grand Marshal of the Armed Forces by Archduke Samuel I. On 26 October 2020, Archduke Samuel abdicated the throne and gave control to Vincent and his Great Vincentian Empire. The previously established Imperial Provisional State of Vincentian Achenburg took over the running of the nation. Later that day, Achenburg and Samuelitvia, the former Archduke's state in Great Vincentia, were merged into the Grand Duchy of Savestria, a member state of the empire.
On 24 October 2020, he proclaimed the foundation of the Great Vincentian Empire, an HRE-style unified state of all the states he ruled over or were subject to him. He was proclaimed Emperor of Great Vincentia along with the extra title of Protector of the Italians and Poles. The same day, he created the Grand Duchy of Aberingia as a new member state of the Empire. Vincent made also his friend, Jackie Augustina, was made Empress of Great Vincentia to rule alongside him, the same as in Austeria. Great Vincentia would ultimately collapse and quietly dissolve several months later, it's territories being taken by other states.
On 16 November 2020, Emperor David Augustus I, in his role as Emperor of Calahorra, one of Vincentia's puppet states, made Vincent his Lord High Chancellor.
On 11 December 2020, Vincent, after seeing just how inactive Malinovia was, dissolved the State and abdicated as Prince.
On 28 April 2020, King Raphaël Olivier I abdicated as King of Syldavia and Vincent was made the new King, becoming the fourth King of the Kingdom of Syldavia. With this, Syldavia became a personal royal possession of Vincent and the House of Ironside.
On 2 November 2021, Vincent restored his nation of Bedroomia by declaring the creation of the Second Bedroom Empire, with his ally Catalina Calero as Grand Minister, his advisor, and his plushie Dolphiny as Prime Minister. Vincent has stated Bedroomia is really just a personal pet project and hobby.
On 5 December 2021, Vincent abdicated as Emperor of Arthuria to his good friend Alexander I Constantine, and Vincent was made Lord High Chancellor of the Empire.
Micronational foreign career
Outside of nations he has founded or taken control of, Vincent also has had a successful career in many foreign nations, getting himself numerous tiles and positions.
After establishing ties with Essexia and becoming a citizen, Vincent became involved with the Commonwealth's politics. He became a member of Earl Jamie's Royalist Party of Essexia and earned himself the rank of Captain in the Imperial Essexian Navy. In early June 2020, he sided with the Loyalists during the Second Federation Crisis.
On 2 August 2020, Joshua, Head of State of the Baxloau Republic made Vincent the Republic's Minister of Defense. On 15 August 2020, he pioneered the creation of the Baxloau Army, which would be the Republic's central defense force. He served in his positions till the dissolution of the Republic.
On 8 August 2020, President Addison Dillon of Florania made Vincent the Secretary of Defense and Foreign Affairs of Florania. He also joined the Floranian General Assembly as part of the conservative First Party. He served in this post until the end of Dillion's administration and during the Burdette administration, Vincent served as Secretary of Finance. After the recall election and reinstating of Addison as President, Vincent became part of the Provisional Council with the position as Commander-in-Chief of the Floranian Coast Guard and as the head of the new Florania First Party, a party that was formed as a merger of the previous First, Worker's, and Rick parties. He served in these posts until the Republic's downfall.
Kingdom of Ikonia
On 17 August 2020, Vincent officially joined the navy of the Kingdom of Ikonia, being given the rank Junior Navy Officer by King Abrams.
On 16 August 2020, Emperor Elder of the Kodrolian Empire gave Vincent the rank of Tribunus Laticlavius in the Kodrolian Army. This made him essentially the army's second in command. He served in the army until 21 September 2020, when he would leave the Army and join the Senate, becoming a Senator and the Kodrolian Empire's Minister of Defense.
On 21 September 2020, Vincent was awarded several titles and citizenship in the United Kingdoms of Greater Monmark by Emperor-King David Augustus I. In Monmark, Vincent became known as His Serene Highness, Vincent I, Prince of Ironside, Grand Prince of Melville Island, Knight of the Empire. Ironside is Vincent's online alias for his last name. The same day, Vincent and the Arthurian Empire became a co-owner of Siple Island as part of the Duchy of Siple. Vincent pioneered the creation of the Royal Monmarkian Navy, becoming known as the Father of the Monmarkian Navy. On 23 September 2020, he would become a Chancellor on the Grand Imperial Council and also was crowned as the second King of the Kingdom of Paland, succeeding King Vincent I and becoming King Vincent II. He also became head of the Monmarkian Navy with the rank of Grand Admiral. On 26 September 2020, he was made a Marshal of Monmark, the highest civil award in Monmark. On 26 October 2020, Samuel of Achenburg abdicated all of his titles, including his Monmarkian titles of Duke of Wagaria and Governor-General of York. Emperor David Augustus I gave these titles over to Vincent. On 28 October 2020, Vincent was made High King of Amburina, a new member state of the United Crimson Empire, a sister state of Monmark. On 28 November 2020, his title of King of Paland was raised to High King of All Paland and he was also made Duke of Amburina. From 27 November 2020 to 7 January 2021, Vincent served as Chair of the Privy Council in Monmark. On 20 March 2021, He was made Lord-Commandant of Monmark. On 16 April 2021, the Kingdom of Valandia was dissolved and he was made Governor-General of the new Colony of Monmarkian Illinois. The Kingdoms of Paland and New York were also dissolved. On 28 April 2021, he was made Generalissimo and Admiralissimo of Monmark, making him the de facto supreme commander of the Monmarkian Empire's military forces. When the Monmarkian Empire became the Monmarkian Commonwealth, he was made the Grand Duke of Paland, a restoration of his old throne.
On 23 September 2020, Vincent became a citizen of the Kingdom of Begonia. On 5 October 2020, he gained the noble title of Lord of Schleistig-Holbachter, becoming Lord Vincent von Schleistig-Holbachter. On 17 October 2020, he gained several titles and new lands from King Christoph. This came in the form of one kingdom (Anderstadt), one grand duchy (Kontesburg), two principalities (Wissenbourg & Vinsphalia), two duchies (Zaringaz & Hendesland), three counties (Derbering, Lubin & Einberin), and three lordships (Adalbaro, Meinolf & Gernot). He was also awarded the Medal of Service to the Begonian Crown. When Begonia was reformed into the Kingdom of Nichensburg, Vincent's territories and titles now became part of that state. On 29 October 2020, King Christoph I appointed him as Chief Commander of the Armed Forces, meaning he was head of all military forces in the kingdom. On 18 November 2020, when the Grand Principality of Begon was created and Nichensburg was annexed by Brenia, Vincent's lands were fully given to the Great Vincentian Empire and his positions in the old Kingdom were transferred to the Grand Principality. On 13 January 2021, Vincent was made Vice-Chancellor of Begon by Grand Prince Christoph I. He served in his posts until the fall of the Tsardom. Upon the restoration of the Tsardom of Begon, he was made a member of the House of Royals and was created Earl of New-Circon.
Grand Duchy of Triece
On 6 December 2020, Grand Duke Forsyth of Triece appointed Vincent as Commander of the Navy, which put him in charge of the Triecean Naval Militia. He served as Commander until the Grand Duchy's dissolution.
Kingdom of Roanoke
On 12 January 2021, King Arthur of Roanoke appointed Vincent into the Royal Navy as Chief of the Naval Staff with the rank of Admiral. He served as Chief of the Naval Staff until the Kingdom's dissolution, when his rank when under Bruisnia.
On 2 March 2021, Vincent became a major player in Wamong after he became a member of the People's Council in Wamong. He also became a Commander for the People's Red Army of Wamong and commanded the People's Red Naval Forces of Wamong for the duration of it's existence. On 10 March 2021, Wamong was proclaimed a Communist State, and he became a member of the Working People's Duighanist Party, the ruling party in the country. Two days later, he was allowed to form his own political party, known as the Nationalist Monarchist Militarist Party of Wamong. On 15 March 2021, he was elevated to the role of leader in the nation after the formation of a military junta in Wamong due to internal strife. He served in a diarchy with Harold Duighan, the founder and current leader of Wamong, until the end of the diarchy. He still maintains good ties with Wamong and it's leader (Despite his dislike for communism, Vincent explains he keeps relations because he likes Harold as a person). After the June politcal crisis, Vincent now serves as President of the Democratic Republic of Wamong, having served once before for a few days before the Crisis. He served as President until the downfall of Wamong.
Great States of O'Duighan
On 26 September 2020, Vincent was made a member of the People's Council of the Great States of O'Duighan. Vincent served in the O'Duighan military as well. On 16 December 2020, the Great States of O'Duighan was dissolved, being replaced by a provisional government. Vincent retained his position in government and the military. He held his position throughout the provisional government's existence, as well as the numerous Duighan states that would follow. On 9 February 2021, after a Socialist takeover 3 days earlier, and due to civil unrest, a civil war broke out in O'Duighan. Vincent helped plan military operations during the war that helped the Socialists win the war. On March 2, 2021, O'Duighan was merged with the Republic of Wamong, and Vincent's positions were transferred over to the new government, and he retained them.
Vincent joined as a citizen of the Holy State of Edenia in mid-August 2020. He quickly rose through the ranks becoming a member of the People's National Committee and became a fairly powerful member of the government. During the Monarchist Uprising in the People's Imperial State of Eden, which nearly led to the overthrow of the Fascist government, he decided to be a part of the Pro-Government side during the uprising, which led to him being promoted to Commander of the Armed Forces of Eden. After the gradual collapse of Fascism in the Confederacy of Eden, he retained all of his positions and stayed in power even after Eden transitioned to a duchy. On 26 September 2020, after Eden was dissolved and reformed into the Great States of O'Duighan, all of his positions and powers were transferred to O'Duighan, and he retained his role in the country.
State of Vishwamitra
On 12 January 2021, he was made the Consul General in New York for the State of Vishwamitra. On 22 January 2021, Vincent was made a Lieutenant General of the Royal Vishwamitran Army and on the 23rd, was made a Commander Second Class of the Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka. On 24 January 2021, his citizenship was confirmed. On 17 February 2021, he was made Commander of the Army. His rank was later elevated to that of full General. Alongside these military appointments, he was also made nobility by the Rashtradhyaksh, becoming the 1st Baron Ironside of Long Island.
Vincent has served in numerous military command positions and has fought in several micronational wars. His first conflict happened around late 2018 when he was President of the Red Free State. One night, he was in the basement of his house talking with his brother, Anthony, who was General of the Red Free State Army. Anthony made a joke about seceding from the rest of the Free State and when Vincent asked if he was serious, he said yes. Vincent went back upstairs and they both grabbed their laser tag guns. They began shooting at each other and the Antonian War of Independence began. After two short battles, Anthony had pushed Vincent back and eventually forced him to surrender. The Treaty of the Basement granted the basement independence as the newly formed Republic of Antona.
Vincent's second conflict came a few months later around March 2019. At this point, The Red Free State had collapsed and Vincent's main micronation was the mostly satirical nation of Memeistan. His friend Jack was the President and Vincent was the General of the Memeistan Army. One night while the two were hanging out, Vincent decided to attack Antona to try and expand Memeistan. Jack agreed and the two advanced over to and down the stairs. General Anthony put up a heavy defense and the Memeistan forces had to pull back. Anthony pursued the two back to Vincent's room where Vincent and Jack held back the door while Anthony was trying to get in. Anthony eventually gave up and left, ending the First Memeistan-Antonian War with a tactical Memeistan victory.
About a week later, President Jack and General Vincent decided to attack Antona again. They marched down into the basement and occupied it, but Anthony was nowhere to be found. They waited for a while before heading back to Vincent's room. When they got in the room, Anthony burst from his hiding place and attacked Vincent. After some fighting between Vincent and Anthony, Vincent and Jack were able to push back Anthony and eventually surround him. Vincent made Anthony surrender and Memeistan officially annexed the Republic of Antona. The Second Memeistan-Antonian War ended with a decisive Memeistan victory.
In early 2020, Vincent would have his fourth micronational conflict, the First Basement War. Jack and Vincent decided to grab some NERF guns and go downstairs to engage Anthony in a battle. The two sides exchanged fire for several minutes and Anthony tried to charge a few times but was repelled by Vincent. During the fight, Jack's NERF rifle jammed and while he was trying to get it unstuck, it misfired and the dart hit Anthony right in the side of the head. This misfire gave Memeistan victory in the First Basement War.
In August 2020, he would have his fifth micronational conflict when Memeistan forces made up of himself and Memeperor-President Jack engaged Anthony in the Second Basement War. Anthony ambushed them as they came down the stairs and the Memeistanis retreated into the back room of the basement. After a tense standoff and waiting for an assault from Anthony, they charged out and after a fierce duel, Jack surrendered but Vincent kept fighting and eventually had the war ended in a draw.
From 29 October 2020 to 14 December 2020, he served as Chief Commander of the Armed Forces for Begon during the Begon-Foxglove War, making it his sixth war. Notably, he planned out the attack for the Battle of St. Jager.
During the O'Duighan Civil War, Arthuria allied with the socialist government ((Mainly due to Vincent's good relations with Harold)). Arthuria was granted land, in which it made a puppet state, the State of Ironside. Vincent became General of the Duighan People's Red Army and planned out Operation Red Fury, the battle plan that led to the downfall of the rebel Free State of O'Duighan.
Emperor Vincent is a self-declared monarchist. More specifically, he is an enlightened and semi-constitutional monarchist. He believes a monarchy should be present to be a voice and figurehead of the state. He thinks the monarch should have significant power in the state but have a constitution on them so they don't go mad with power.
Emperor Vincent loves military history and strategy. He reads books and watches videos on military conflicts and tactics. He mainly plays sandbox and strategy video games such as Minecraft, Stellaris, Hearts of Iron IV, and Kerbal Space Program. Emperor Vincent is also a huge fan of the James Bond, Star Wars, and Steven Universe franchises.
Emperor Vincent's full title is His Imperial and Royal Majesty, Vincent I, Emperor of Bedroomia, President of Aurora, King of Anderstadt, King of the Valduri People, King of Syldavia, Grand Prince of Melville Island, Prince of Ironside, Prince of Wissenbourg, Prince of Vinsphalia, Prince of the Alamo, Prince of Aspen, Prince of Monmarkia, Prince of the Highlands, Prince of the Sea, Prince of the Isles, Prince of Cerphana, Prince of the East, Prince of Rutarnia, Prince of Kalinga, Prince of Oltia, Prince of Taltia, Prince of Dover, Prince of London, Prince of Forestia, Prince of Laurelia, Prince and Duke of the Isles, Grand Duke of Paland, Grand Duke of Kontesburg, Grand Duke of Aberingia, Grand Duke of Savestria, Autocrat of Paland, Autocrat of New York, Lord Protector of Monmark, Lord Protector of Westark, Lord Protector of the Highlands, Lord Protector of Laurelia, Duke of Zaringaz, Duke of Hendesland, Duke of Amburina, Duke of Cambarnia, Duke of Kariznia, Duke of Helgenbergen, Duke of Calovia, Duke of Stronstat, Duke of Bainbridge, Duke of Calder, Duke of Montgomery, Duke of Landrich, Duke of Wagaria, Duke of St. Jager, Duke of Ganton and of Sonesta, Marquess of Darebin, Marquess of Adelstadt, Count of Derbering, Count of Lubin, Count of Einberin, Count of Barlad, Count of Jelov, Count of Minovia, Count of Maridia, Count of Bernfred, Count of Ottokar, Count of Raban, Count of Lufolf, Count of Ederia, Count of Likanai, Baron of Long Island, Baron of Mayfair, Baron of Gereznia, Baron of Baumstadt, Lord of Hougon, Lord of Schleistig-Holbachter, Lord of Adalbaro, Lord of Meinolf, Lord of Gernot, Lord of New Jerusalem, Lord of Day and Night, Knight of the Empire, Protector of the Arthurians, Protector of the Italians and Poles, Protector of the Oceans, Protector of Paland, Protector of New York, Supreme Commander of the Arthurian Imperial Armed Forces, Sovereign of the Imperial Noble Orders
Vincent never actually uses this full style, it's just used for organization. He receives titles often, mainly from his good friend and ally, Alexander I Constantine, Emperor of Monmark.
|Arthuria||☆☆☆☆☆☆☆||Supreme Commander||Arthurian Imperial Armed Forces|
|Memeistan||☆☆☆☆☆||Comrade General Admiral||Memistan Armed Forces|
|Vishwamitra||General||Royal Vishwamitran Army|
|Ikonia||Junior Navy Officer||His Majesty's Navy|
|Ranks in bold denote service ranks, rather than ceremonial ranks|
Honors and awards
- Founder Sovereign and Recipient of the Order of King Arthur (8 March 2020)
- Founder Sovereign and Recipient of the Order of the Emperor (8 March 2020)
- Founder Sovereign and Recipient of the Order of Arthuria (8 March 2020)
- Founder Sovereign and Recipient of the Order of the Imperial Eagle (8 March 2020)
- Founder Sovereign and Recipient of the Order of the White Rose (8 March 2020)
- Knight Grand Cordon of the Most Exalted Order of the Royal House of Helmond-Bernhard (26 June 2021)
- Knight Grand Collar of the Most Noble Order of Queensland Friendship (25 April 2021)
- Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of Queen Elizabeth II (25 April 2021)
- Knight Grand Cross of the Most Illustrious Order of the Saint Michael and Saint Olav (28 April 2021)
- Grand Cross of the Most Illustrious Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra (8 June 2021)
- Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the Vishwamitra (15 April 2021)
- Commander First Class of the Most Gallant Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka (1 August 2021)
- Commander Second Class of the Most Gallant Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka (23 January 2021)
- Recipient of the National Service Medal (15 April 2021)
- Recipient of the Civil Service Medal (15 April 2022)
- Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the First Anniversary of the Vishwamitran Monarchy (8 June 2021)
- Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the Crystal Jubilee of the Foundation of Vishwamitra (15 April 2022)
- Vishwamitran state and territorial honors