| The Right Honourable, Sir|
Alexander Reinhardt OBS, et al.
Baron of Flandrensis, Earl of Francisville
|At "PoliNation 2012", London|
June 23, 2013
|Prime Minister||Alexander Eastwood|
January 10, 2013 - June 23, 2013
|Prime Minister||Alexander Eastwood|
January 21, 2009 - January 8, 2011
January 8, 2012 - January 10, 2013
|President|| Whisky I|
|Deputy|| Heinrich Schneider|
Patryk Adam Bronisz
|Predecessor|| Office Established (1st)|
Nicolò Alvisi (2nd)
|Successor|| Nicolò Alvisi (1st)|
Alexander Eastwood (2nd)
January 7, 2011 - January 20, 2012
|Predecessor||Magnus de Armis|
November 23, 2008 - December 1, 2008
January 22, 2009 - October 15, 2012
|Predecessor|| Office created (1st)|
Whisky I (2nd)
|Successor|| Whisky I (1st)|
Pierre d'Égtavie (2nd)
December 1, 2008 - January 21, 2009
|General Secretary||Whisky I|
|Born|| February 23, 1993 (age 20)|
|Birth name||Alexander Jacob Reinhardt|
|Political party||National Party of St.Charlie|
|Residence||Puntarossa, TP, St.Charlie|
The founder of the Federal Republic of St.Charlie, he was its first and third Prime Minister from January 2009 to January 2011 and then from January 2012, after serving one term as President of the St.Charlian Parliament.
His 2-year tenure as Head of Government was the longest of any St.Charlian leader since King Patrizio I and oversaw the November Revolution, the Branson Act 2009, the Golden Era of New Ridgeway, a large period of political, social, and economic prosperity, but also the rise and collapse of Lethlerism and the Grand Unified Micronational. Reinhardt is widely regarded as one of the main architects of the MicroWiki Community, together with Francillian Grand Duke Jamie Sutherland, Renasian leader Jacob Tierney and Petorian President Kalvin Koolidge. His second mandate as Prime Minister, which started on January 2012 was criticised for its inactivity compared to the last years, but didn't affect Reinhardt's reputation, which remains high both nationally and outside St.Charlie.
His involvement in raising awareness in St.Charlie during the 2009 Abruzzo Earthquake and in general micronational history brought him to intermicronational attention. Thanks to these, he was nominated Baron of Flandrensis and Earl of Francisville.
After defeating the Socialist Party in the 2012 General Elections, he declared his interest to find a successor and renounce to a second term in 2013. On October 15, 2012, he officially resigned as Secretary-General of the National Party, after serving as its leader and main candidate for 1362 days. He was succeeded by Pierre d'Egtavie.
Reinhardt was born in Central Italy. Reinhardt's parents met in the late 1980s in the nearby Airport of Rome, where they worked for the same airline company. The couple married in 1990, and Alexander was born three years later. After his father's decision to be sent to Germany, he was transferred together with the rest of the family in the city of Munich. There he attended a European school, where he met Leonard Von Sternberg, in 1999. In 2002, he moved to Paris and in September 2007, he was moved to London, where he attended an international school. He currently resides in Parma since August 2009, where he studied for the European Baccalaureate.
Reflecting later on his formative years in London and Paris, Reinhardt said: "I find these years as the most important ones of my life. I met different cultures, different people, and had a lot of fun with them. They taught me how really racism is made of banal prejudices".
Creating a micronation
Reinhardt's interest for micronationalism started when he discovered a few documents and websites on Molossia. He subitely investigated on the matter and became aware of the existence of the Montevideo Convention. While discussing his results with his family he became aware of the existence of the inactive Kingdom of St.Charlie, which was apparently founded in 2000, and the will of its founder, King Patrizio I to disestablish it for various reasons. As Reinhardt was already thinking of creating a micronation for a high school project, he believed that he could have relieved the Kingdom instead.
On November 15, 2008, the St.Charlian Monarchy was dissolved, which led to the November Revolution. Reinhardt, together with a dog as spiritual guide, Whisky I, founded the Movement for St.Charlian Liberation, and supported a republican form of government against former members of the royal family who were in support of restoring the Monarchy but had a less serious approach to micronationalism. By November 20, 2008, Reinhardt took control of the Royal Palace, in District and declared the end of the conflict. Three days later, the Movement promulgated the Constitution, establishing the Federal Republic under a single-party rule. The National Party of St.Charlie was officially recognised as leading movement of the revolution and Reinhardt was made its first Secretary.
The inauguration of Alexander Reinhardt as leader of St.Charlie, took place on November 23, 2008, where he nominated himself General Secretary of the newborn National Party of St.Charlie. In his seven only days in office Reinhardt issued several documents that generally shaped St.Charlie and formed its political structure. When he was later replaced by Whisky I on December 1st, he became Vice Secretary General of the Party and took an active role in intermicronational relations. Weeks before the signing of the Branson Act, he advanced relations particularly with the Hontui Islands, after he also joined the Countries United in National Trade, now inactive.
Branson Act 2009
On January 21, 2009, Reinhardt and his cabinet signed his first bill, and most important one, into law, the Branson Act 2009, which removed supreme power to the NPSC and allowed the founding of other political parties. Two days later, the St.Charlian Socialist Movement was created by Fabiana Gallo della Loggia.
Reinhardt and his cabinet were mainly involved in the geographical and political development of the Federal Republic, while the economic one was primarily managed by NPSC Vice Secretary Heinrich Schneider and later, also by Athlon Strauss. Particularly, during his first term as head of government, the federations of New Ridgeway, Cascia del Pinzanello, Caroline Charlotte and Tor Pendente were founded.
On June 2009, Reinhardt nominated Karifa Sanfo Overseas Ambassador and member of the Ambassadorial Council. Sanfo was confirmed on July 2009 by First Ambassador James Lunam becoming the first French to be a Diplomatic representative. He joined Lunam as one of two Ambassadors in the Council, being Strauss, officially, a Consul.
On September 2009, the Reinhardt administration discussed developments on electricity and recycling in an attempt to curb global warming. Following discussions with Environmental Issues minister Suzy Rebisz, and the case of polluted water in the near Italian city of Cerveteri  the federation of District was officially declared "free from poisoned water"
Since the founding of St.Charlie, Reinhardt announced a "new era" in St.Charlian foreign relations with other micronations, using the terms "friendship" and "recognition" to signal major changes from the policies of the Kingdom, in which relations with other micronations never occurred. During summer, he also asked the St.Charlian Observer to interview political leaders in an attempt to “show their informal part or more human part to the people”.
From the foundation of GUM, St.Charlie became an active member of the organization, being always part of the Security or the Advancement council. Reinhardt participated in the signing of the GUM Constitution in April 19, 2009 and in several projects currently carried out by the organization, like a common currency, or an educational plan.
Particular attention was given after the publishing of the “Confessions of an Erusian legislator” article, published on the Observer on September 17, 2009. The article caused relations between St.Charlie and Erusia to be very cold and rigid. Reinhardt was found indirectly responsible by the Erusian Government for allowing the publication of the article, which later proposed a vote of no-confidence against him at the Grand Unified Micronational. Reinhardt accepted the decision of the organization to take him off the activity of Vice Chair, but did not accept “the fact that this was all discussed while I was away”.
Reinhardtw was also a former delegate for the Organisation of Active Micronations until June 13, 2011: he served as its Vice-Secretary General from July 15, 2010 to March 7, 2011, thus holding the record for the longest-serving VSG. He was also Secretary of the Internal Affairs Office from November 2010 to March 2011. A general critic of intermicronational organisations, he supported St.Charlie's entrance to the post-Lethler GUM and works a secondary delegate for the Federal Republic.
Reinhardt has always declared to be against micronational conflicts, due to their “nonsense”. In a private discussion with reporter Nick Maggiore, he declared: “you cannot actually fight against another micronation, unless you go to a proper battle. I mean: if the two states get an online videogame like GTA, you can somehow simulate a conflict. Or else, what you really get is a clash of letters, threats and comments. Rhodesia warned Finismund with viruses, and they preferred to succumb. This is not a conflict, this is just tyranny.”
He, however, affirmed to the St.Charlian press that he would have declared a state of war against Oud-Saeftinghe when they threatened the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis, a very close ally of St.Charlie. He stated: “I can’t understand why the Grand Duchy can’t relax for a few months without someone harassing them”.
Following the inauguration of Nicolò Alvisi as Prime Minister, Reinhardt was proposed by his party to run for the General Assembly. He was unanimously elected as its 4th Speaker and was sworn in on January 7, 2011.
Since leaving its Prime Ministerial office, Reinhardt has kept a relatively high profile, compared to other St.Charlian politicians who formed its first Administration. Despite the fact that he e remained a common writer for the St.Charlian Observer and a diplomat for the Organisation of Active Micronations and the League of Secessionist States, although he proposed Patryk Adam Bronisz as its successor at the OAM on May 17, 2011. He also confirmed his attendance, together with Heinrich Schneider, at the 2011 Intermicronational Summit.
Besides his native Italian, Reinhardt speaks very fluently English and French. He also understands basic German.
Reinhardt is “raised Christian” but not very religious, if not atheist, having been raised in a religious household. Having met different cultures he once said: “we cannot actually believe in a religion which is more superior than the others. While Christians may find unusual Muslim women wearing a veil, they have the right to find odd the fact that Christians ‘plunge’ a baby into a basin for baptizing him. I find really stupid the belief that, for instance, Jesus is ‘cooler’ than Buddha, as someone is able to say”.
Cultural and political image
Reinhardt is referred to as a charismatic speaker. During his period in New Ridgeway, Alexander used to speak about St.Charlie in London and raised awareness about micronationalism thanks also to his loquacity.
Reinhardt's awards have been described as a defining factor for his public image: he is one of the most awarded micronationalists in the MicroWiki community, displaying more than twenty foreign awards. The only national award given to him is the Order of the Blue Star, of which he is Grand Ufficiale.
Contributions to micronationalism
Reinhardt is a frequent contributor of MicroWiki, having created various templates and changing the main page design.
In micronational world, he tries to participate in most discussions possible, and is a common visitor of the MNEu forum. He's also represents St.Charlie in different intermicronational organizations, such as the Grand Unified Micronational, where he was also elected member of the Advancement Council. He also takes part in the Intermicronational Relief Aid Committee with James Lunam as he participates in the "Freerice project" where several micronations donate a substantial quota of rice for poor countries, through the website Freerice.com.
He also offered to help Flandrensis and Niels I for a project and although the offer was later rejected, Reinhardt, for his help and for his general relationship with the Grand Duchy, was awarded with the Holy Military Order of Saint Polycarpus.
Awards and decorations
- Grand Ufficiale of the Order of the Blue Star:
Not only for excellency and meritorious actions in the founding and development of St.Charlie, Alexander Reinhardt is awarded with the Order of the Blue Star for being an example of loyalty towards the Nation and its citizens. – St.Charlian Parliament
- Baron of Flandrensis:
The Government of the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis admire your efforts for the victims of the earthquake in Italy. You are an example for all micronationalists! Therefore we grant you with the title of 'Baron of Flandrensis'. – Niels I
- Earl of Francisville:
As a reward to your wonderful work to assist the survivors of the recent Earthquake, I have decided to award you the title of Earl of Francisville. – Jamie I
- Knight of the Holy Military Order of Saint Polycarpus:
For respect, obedience and fidelity to the Grand Duchy and the Constitution of the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis, dignity and friendship towards the Grand Duchy and the citizens of the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis. – Niels I
- Order of the People, Second Class:
For aiding Sandus when needed and helping to develop the Grand Unified Micronational. – Guillaume Soergel
- Danesland Peace Award:
The Republic of Danesland is admiring your beliefs on micronational war, you have inspired us to change our ways for the better, and for this we award you with The Danesland Peace Award. – President James
- Ritter of the Order of the Reich:
Reinhardt is awarded this to show His Imperial and Royal Majesty's gratitude and thanks for offering political asylum during the New European Civil War. And as also an act modify remove of apology for the ultimatum issued months prior. – Wilhelm I
- Royal Order of Saint Christopher:
For his outstanding work and improvement to the community of MicroWiki, without his work the community could not be what it is today. - James I of Angador
- Honorary Captain of the Confederation of Anglia Militariat
- International Emergency Services Medal:
"Awarded for long, distinguished or valued service" - Philip Stead, 30 October 2010
- Officer of the Order of the Sovereign Eagle:
Help and Aid to the Sandum People, Notable Leadership of Kremlum Sandus or Her Allies, Promoting the General Welfare of the People, Expanding International Friendship and Cooperation. - Gaius Sörgel Publicolum Sandus I, Baronum Kremlum Sandus.
- Knight of The Order of the White Cane:
For Services to the intermicronational community and for helping foster relations between Zealandia and St. Charlie. - 28/8/2010
- Imperial Knight of Austenasia:
"For establishing diplomatic relations with Austenasia and for great participation in and improvement of the MicroWiki Community" - 18/9/2010
- Companion of the Order of Yabloko:
For outstanding contributions in the interests of the micronational world - Aldrich Lucas
- Order of Bohr:
"For Service to Renasia, Notable Leadership in the community, Setting an example for the behaviour of other similar nations, Expanding International Cooperation and Peace" - Jacob Tierney
- Order of the Phoenix:
For services to Micronationalism - Barnaby Hands, 6 January 2011
- Order of the Federal Republic:
"For outstanding achievements in the Intermicronational community" - Adriansyah Yassin Sulaeman
- Knight Grand Commander of the Order of Flandrensis:
For respect, obedience and fidelity to the Grand Duchy and the Constitution of the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis. – Niels I, 5 March 2011
- Order of Katherine:
For general awesomeness. – David Salapa, 29 March 2011
- Order of the Numbat:
For exceptional work within the community. – Daniel Anderson, 29 March 2011
- Companion of the Order of Zealandia:
For general intermicronazional services. – Anthony I of Zealandia, 29 March 2011
- Order of the Intermicronational Star:
For continuous and outstanding services to the MicroWiki and Intermicronational Community. - Adam Millard, 29 March 2011
- Grand Commander of the Order of the Dragon
- Admiral of the Imperial Navy
- Empire-Republic of Freedomia Freedomia Awards 2011, for being active in them micronational community.
- Member of the Most Honourable Order of the Throne of Sandus:
"For his active work in advancing Sandum government since its youth in the GUM, mutual relations and under the Commonwealth", Sôgmô Gaius Sörgel Publicola, 20 September 2011.
- Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Hawk:
"For contributions to communitywide peace and to Überstadti interests", Adam I of Überstadt, 11 November 2012
This is a list of decorations that have later been revoked by Reinhardt.
- Freeman of the Order of the Chevron:
Alexander Reinhardt is a very fair man who never fails to lend a helping hand to those in need. He shares his views openly and has done a great deal of good to the micronational community, ensuring peace and friendship among micronations. He has thoroughly earned this symbol of merit. – Marco Dresner
- Member of the Ordre du Gorge-Bleue:
"Outstanding participation and improvement in MicroWiki and its community, as well as excellent achievements regarding micronations, micronationalism and micropatrology" – Frederic I
- Duke of Tetraland
- Patron of Novapolis
Magnus de Armis
|President of the St.Charlian Parliament
7 January 2011 - present
|Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of St.Charlie
21 January 2009 - 8 January 2011
|Vice Secretary-General of the Organisation of Active Micronations
15 July 2010 - present
|Vice-Chairman of the Grand Unified Micronational
12 July 2009 – 27 September 2009
Wilhelm von Hartmann
|President of the Micronational Football Association
4 December 2012 - present
|Party political offices|
|General Secretary of the National Party of St.Charlie
21 January 2009 - present
|Vice-Secretary of the National Party of St.Charlie
1 December 2008 - 21 January 2009
|Baron of Flandrensis
9 April 2009 - present
Heir presumptive N/A
|Earl of Francisville
16 April 2009 - present
Heir presumptive N/A
|Duke of Tetraland
26 September 2009 - 16 April 2010