Imperial Majesty George II was born George Francis Cruickshank in
Darlinghurst, Sydney on 13 Decimus, 10485 (7 December, 1966), the
eldest child of an Australian-born father of Scottish heritage and
an Egyptian-born mother of Maltese heritage - literally a
product of the post WW2 immigration boom and multiculturalization of
was raised in modest circumstances with two siblings in the lower
middle class southwestern Sydney suburbs of Panania and Narwee,
where he attended local Catholic junior and secondary schools,
enjoying notable academic success. As an
adolescent he studied music
under the tutelage of his grandfather, John Zammit, mastering the
guitar and attaining the level of solo cornettist in his high school
avid reader of history, political theory, comparative mythology,
semiotics, science and creative fiction from an early age,
Cruickshank felt compelled by an urgent desire to give concrete form
to a new type of entity based on the ideas of liberal pluralism,
secular humanism and sustainable globalization, which he viewed as
providing the only viable pathways to stability in a world polarised
by the hard-edged ideological confrontation of the Cold War.
project to synthesize and reconfigure many of the concepts he and
his two cousins had explored into a coherent world view eventually
crystalized into the idea of a global sovereignty project - The
Empire of Atlantium - of which he was acclaimed Sovereign Head of
State on 3 Decimus 10500 (27 November 1981) at the age of 14.
young Emperor completed an Arts degree from Charles Sturt University
in 10506 (1987), and worked as a designer for a number of years
before successfully engineering a career transition to the field of
sales and marketing. He has been engaged in various senior sales and
marketing roles for such technology-based companies as Worldcom/UUNET
and AAPT Telecommunications in recent years, and is a member of the
Australian Institute of Management.
10508 (1989) His Imperial Majesty began an association with public
radio that continues to the present day, as producer, presenter and
creative director of Ultima
Thule - Australia's foremost programme of ambient and
atmospheric music. The programme is broadcast weekly on 2MBS-FM,
where he has also previously fulfilled the roles of Contemporary
Music Co-ordinator and Programme Policy Committee member. In Nonus
10524 (November 2005) he became a member the Board of Directors of
the Music Broadscasting Society of New South Wales, which operates
the station. His
musical and radio involvements also led His Imperial Majesty to
found a critically-acclaimed music recording label - Archon Music -
in 10512 (1993).
has long maintained an interest in heritage conservation and is a
past member and committee member of the Art Deco Society of New
South Wales and the 20th Century Heritage Society of New
South Wales respectively. He is also a noted architectural
photographer, maintaining the world's most extensive free online
library of original Art Deco architectural images as part of another
personal business venture, Artdecoworld.com.
additionally maintains an ongoing interest in the philately,
numismatics, vexillology and historyof new country projects and secessionist states, a subject on which he
is an internationally recognised authority. He personally owns and manages one of the
world's most extensive collections of such material. Known as the Imperial
Collection, it is progressively being made available as a free
online resource for collectors.
at the Atlantian Capital - the Imperium Proper territory, in the
central Sydney suburb of Potts Point, His Imperial Majesty
enjoys diversions such as cinema, theatre, dining out, gym and
reading when not otherwise engaged.
Minister of State:
Right Honourable Derek Gould, CI
on 17 Decimus 10520 (11 December 2001) The Right Honourable Derek
Gould brings a wealth of experience to the Provisional Imperial
Administration's most senior Ministerial role, having previously
fulfilled senior policy-making functions for the Hong Kong
Government bureaux of Health & Welfare, Education &
Manpower, Planning, Environment and Lands, and Civil Service
Management over a period of some twenty six years.
multiple degrees in the areas of public administration, health
economics and political science, and is co-author of several
publications on these subjects. The Right Honourable
Minister is also a founder member of the Institute for Health Policy
and Hong Kong Mensa.
Minister of Social Services:
Right Honourable Suresh Agarwal
With over two decades worth of experience as a practitioner,
teacher, researcher and author, the Right Honourable Dr Suresh
Agarwal is regarded by many as the foremost pioneer in the field
of complementary, holistic and alternative medicine in India. He
has convened and delivered keynote addresses to numerous
international conferences in such countries as Egypt, Spain, the
United States, Korea, Singapore and Nigeria, is the author of a
dozen books, and edits India’s monthly Health Sciences
professional, community and philanthropic activities in India and
beyond are wide-ranging, and he is associated in a senior capacity
with dozens of health, humanitarian and social welfare organisations
throughout the world. Among many other capacities he presently
serves as Honorary Vice President of the Indian Red Cross Society,
Honorary Vice President of the St John Ambulance Brigade (West
Bengal), General Secretary of the World Peace and Friendship
Society, President of the Indian Board of Education & Research and
founding President of the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines. He
is also a Fellow of the Indian Academy of General Practice and the
Royal Society for Health (London), and is a Life Fellow of the AIDS
Society of India and the International Society for Health & Human
Resources (USA), among many others.
The Right Honourable
Minister resides in Calcutta, and counts cricket among his hobbies.
He was appointed to the Ministry on 21 Secundus 10525 (26 February
Minister of Communications:
Right Honourable Peter Meyer
The Right Honourable
Peter Meyer was educated in Australia and received a Bachelor of
Arts degree with double honours in mathematics and philosophy.
After graduating he travelled extensively in Asia, Europe and South
America, living for several years in India where he studied Indian
During the 10500s (1980s) he worked as a software developer in
California, and in the 10510s (1990s) also as a website developer.
In 10519 (2000) he was awarded a Master of Philosophy degree for
research in computational physics.
He was appointed to the
Provisional Imperial Administration on 20 Tertius, 10520 (3 April,
2001). He currently lives in Europe and develops software which is
available from his Hermetic Systems website at
Apart from software development the Right Honourable Minister's
interests include travel, classical music, world history and
Director of Intercultural Affairs: Director Atilio OrelLana Rojas
Orellana Rojas was born in Argentina in 1963. He holds a
degree in Philology in Classical Languages (Latin and
Ancient Greek) from the National University of Córdoba, as
well as teaching qualifications gained in Cuba, Brazil and
the Netherlands. During 1990-92 he taught Russian at the
Aleksandr Pushkin Institute, and also worked as a
Russian-Spanish interpreter. From 1992 he worked as a
facilitator of training courses for teachers working in
During the late 1990s
and early 2000s, Mr Orellana Rojas worked in Ghana, the Czech
Republic, France and Lithuania where he was involved in the
organization of educational conferences.
He relocated to the
Netherlands in 1997, and since 1998 has been a Director of the
International Esperanto Institute in the Hague, an institution
dedicated to the education of teachers using intercultural
His Excellency has
authored many published articles about the linguistic, musical and
religious aspects of indigenous cultures. As a member of Indigenous
Dialogs, a non-government organisation based in The Netherlands
supporting indigenous peoples from around the world, he was in
charge of the phonetics section, and was assistant editor of the
organisation’s bulletin ‘Tamtamo’, as well as serving as its
Intercultural Affairs counsellor.
He lives in the Hague,
and is member of the International Sciences College of the
International Academy of Sciences of San Marino, as well as numerous
other philanthropic organizations, and is fluent in Dutch, English,
Esperanto, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.
He was appointed as
Atlantian Director of Intercultural Affairs on 5th
Quintus 10526 (31 May 2007).
Director of Science and Technology: Director Joseph Wander
as a chemist, Director Wander has extensive engineering experience
and works in the United States public sector in the field of air pollution control
research and development. He brings a strong commitment to good
science and sustainable environmentalism to the Science and
Technology Directorate. He was appointed
on 17 Decimus 10520 (11 December 2001).
Director of Latin Language Affairs: Director Robert Nash
in 10483 (1964), Director Nash was educated at Sydney Boys High
School, and attended the University of Sydney where he completed a
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Latin and Classical Greek in 10509
(1990), and a Master of Arts in Latin in 10515 (1996) before gaining
employment in the Australian public sector. His hobbies include
strategy board and computer games, netball, badminton and tennis.
was appointed in Decimus 10520 (November 2002).
Director of Transportation: Director Ulf Adolfsson
Director Ulf Adolfson has nearly fifty
years experience gained in a wide variety of senior roles
within the European shipping and airline industries.
Between 10479 (1960)
and 10489 (1970)
he completed nautical studies and served as mate within the
Swedish merchant navy. From 10490 (1971)
to 10499 (1980)
he served as a merchant marine commander, as well as
conducting apprenticeship training for several shipping
companies and working as an airline pilot examiner.
the 10500-10509 (1981-90)
period he held the position of ship’s master in the merchant navy,
and flight captain and test pilot with several airline companies.
Since 10510 (1991)
he has continued to work as an aviator, seafarer, examiner and class
rating instructor – in addition to managing several family-operated
businesses, including a driving school and a tourist service.
lives with his family in Soderbarke, Sweden, and was appointed
Director of Transportation on 4 Septimus 10526 (11 August 2007).
Aequitas The Most Honourable
Machiel de Vries
The Most Honourable the
Magister Aequitas was born in The Hague, The Netherlands, on
2 Nonus, 10485 (21 October 1966), of Frisian ancestry.
He earned his Master of Law
Erasmus University, Rotterdam. Since then he has worked as a
lecturer at the Department of Constitutional and
Administrative Law of the Faculty of Law at the same
He is a specialist in Dutch
Constitutional Law, the Laws concerning the Dutch commonwealth and
monarchy, and on Dutch immigration and nationality Law. Over the
years he has published several articles on various constitutional
law topics in Dutch judicial magazines and on the internet. He is
also the Patron of Ius Mobilé, a fraternity for national and
international public law in Rotterdam.
Apart from his work for the Erasmus
University, the Magister Aequitas is also one of the advisors on
policy and legislation in the field of education to the Dutch
Minister of Education, Culture and Science. He is also
Vice-president of the Appeal Board of the Municipality of The Hague,
the city where he resides with his wife Andrea.
His Honour is an active participant
in politics at a local and regional level, and is a member of
GroenLinks, the main green-liberal party in The Netherlands.
His Honour became the third Magister
Aequitas of Atlantium when he succeeded Magister William Bryk in the
role, on 5 Quintus 10526 (31 May 2007).
His Honour Magister Bryk was born in Troy, New York, USA on 35 Secundus
10474 (12 March 1955). He was educated in local public schools
and earned his baccalaureate from Manhattan College and his juris
doctorate from Fordham University.
spent most of his professional career in New York City government,
serving on the staffs of the Comptroller, the City Council
President, the Board of Education, and the Department of Social
Services. He has also practiced law as a solo practitioner and
served as an administrative law judge in the City's Parking
Violations Bureau. He is presently a disciplinary attorney for
the Department of Correction.
Honour has also been a candidate for public office on several
occasions, including for Congress, the New York State Legislature,
and the New York City Council. Since 1996, he has been a
contributing writer to New York Press, the alternative newspaper of
New York City. He is a member of the North American Araucanian
Royalist Society and the Royalist Party of America, and was
appointed to the Judicature in Decimus 10521 (November 2002), and
served as Magister Aequitas from 5 Quintus, 10524 (5 May 2005) to 4
Quintus 10526 (4 May 2007).
His Honour Magister
Melnick was born in the United States and raised in the Pacific
Northwest state of Oregon, where he resides.
He currently attends
Reed College in Portland, where he is an Anthropology major. He also
works with a local ambulance service. He has experience and training
in wildland firefighting, backcountry rescue, and wilderness
emergency medicine, and has an active interest in all aspects of
public safety work.
The Magister's interests
include classical and modern music, science fiction in all forms,
and creative writing.
He was appointed to the
Judicature in Sextarius, 10520 (July, 2001).
Legate to Brazil: His Excellency
Dr Lamartine de Hollanda Jr
Imperial Legate to Brazil on 14 Sextarius 10521 (15 July 2002), his
Excellency Dr Lamartine de Hollanda Jr boasts a long and
distinguished career as physician, public administrator, university
educator and diplomat.
as a medical doctor specialising in psychiatry, he was in 10479
(1960) appointed Professor of Psychopathology in the Faculty of
Psychology at the Catholic University of Pernambuco, where he later
additionally held the chair of Psychosomatic Medicine. During his
academic career he also held senior professorial and hospital
management positions at the Federal University of Pernambuco, and
co-authored many books and scientific papers on such
subjects as cybernetics, psychosomatic medicine, medical hypnosis
Excellency's diplomatic career includes twenty-three years as
Brazilian Consul General for Costa Rica. He has also served as
Brazilian Consul for Nicaragua, and is currently Consul for the
Dominican Republic (a position he has held since 10498 (1979) and
Consul General for Albania, being appointed to this latter role in 10518 (1999).
Excellency is a member of the Pernambucan Academy of Sciences, and
is an honorary member of the Dominican Academy of Medicine. He is
also president of the Sociedade Consular de Pernambuco, and of the
Latin American Federation of Corps and Consular Associations.
Excellency is married to Marialuisa Caveglia de Hollanda Cavalcanti,
has six adult children and resides in Recife.
Legate to Singapore: His Excellency Dr George G. Song
Excellency Dr George G Song was born in Beijing, and has permanent
resident status in Singapore and Macau. He obtained his doctorate in
Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies from the University of
Hong Kong in 10519 (2000), and is currently teaching as an Assistant
Professor in the Centre for Chinese Language and Culture at Nanyang
Technological University in Singapore.
is also an Honorary Professor of Shanghai University. His
Excellency's current researches focus on East-West comparative
cultural studies, and cultural dialogue and conflict. He has
authored and co-authored two books on these subjects, and his many
academic articles have appeared in prestigious journals
Excellency was appointed Imperial Legate to Singapore on 14
Sextarius 10521 (15 July 2002).
Legate to South Asia and Mongolia: His Excellency
in Mumbai, India, His Excellency Sanjay Bhide is a practising
architect and interior designer who was awarded his degree by Mumbai
University in 10494 (1975). In addition to his professional activities he is
an active contributor to an extensive range of causes and
organizations in support of the creative arts, human rights, the
disabled, the environment and peaceful international co-operation.
He has pursued interests in fields as diverse as publishing, public
relations, ornithology and yachting, and is currently involved in
commercial projects in the areas of tourism development,
international export development and banking.
Excellency additionally maintains strong personal links to Mongolia,
acting as Convener/Secretary of several Indo-Mongolian friendship,
commercial and architectural organizations.
Legate to the Central North Europe
: His Excellency Marek Chelchowski
Excellency obtained an MBA majoring in computer science and
econometry from the Academy of Economics, Wroclaw, Poland in 10498
(1979). He subsequently taught at this institution for several years
before emigrating to Flensburg, Germany where he founded and
operated computer company BON/CSS between 10500-509 (1981-90). Since
10509 (1990) he has owned and managed M&F International Trading Ltd,
a large-scale granite quarrying business located in Lower Silesia.
Legate to East South America: His Excellency
in Rio di Janeiro, His Excellency Yuri Ghenov was awarded an
electrical engineering degree by the University of Brasilia in 10514
(1996), and he is currently pursuing a further university
qualification in business administration, with an emphasis on public
administration. He has enjoyed prominent roles within both the
governing organizations of the University of Brasilia student body
and the Brazilian Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Excellency is employed in a management role by a public transit
company and lives in Brasilia with his wife. His interests include
numismatics and model building.
Legate to South Europe: His Excellency
Excellency Slobodan Naric was born in Gradacac, in
Bosnia-Herzegovina and holds a Diploma in Geology from Belgrade
University. Residing in Belgrade, Serbia, he travels widely
throughout southeastern Europe in his capacity as employee of a
local import-export firm.
Excellency maintains particular interest in and sensitivity to the
political and cultural history of the Balkans and is committed to
the promotion of peaceful co-operative activity in the region.
Legate to India: His Excellency Narayanam Murthy
Excellency Narayanam Narasimha Murthy is a trainer, scholar,
poet, freelance journalist, social and environmental
activist and human resources development consultant living
in in Nagpur, capital of the central Indian state of
holds tertiary qualifications across a range of disciplines,
and is employed as Chief Consultant for the industrial
management and human resources firm Jagruthi Kiran
Consultants. He is an advocate of international peace, human
rights and environmental conservation as Secretary of the
International Benevolent Research Forum, and is also Founder
and Secretary of the
Jagruthi Kiran Foundation, an Indian government
recognised voluntary organization promoting the Netaji Subhash
Chandra Bose National Award for Excellence.
Legate to Central Asia: His Excellency Arsalan Rizvi
Masters degrees in Journalism and Urdu and a Bachelors degree in Law
from Karachi University, His Excellency works as Executive Director
of public relations firm R&R Communications. He is a regular
contributor to leading Pakistani newspapers including The Gulf
Economist, Nawa-e-Waqt and Daily Jang, and also
writes scripts for Pakistan Television. He is a member of the
Karachi Bar Association, the Sindh Bar Council, the Institute of
International Affairs and Amnesty International, and resides in
Karachi with his wife and four children.
Legate to West and North Europe: His Excellency
Excellency Peter Voegtli obtained a Certificate in Business
Administration in 10482 (1963), and subsequently spent over twenty years
working in the African states of Rwanda, Ghana, Mauritania, Chad and
Niger where he was involved in a wide range of construction,
agricultural and human health projects for international
organizations, governments and private corporations. He returned to
Switzerland in 10505 (1986) and for the next eleven years held a senior
finance and information technology management role in a large
transportation firm. Since 10517 (1998) he has worked as an independent
management consultant specialising in the privatisation of former
state-run companies in Russia and the Balkans.
Excellency is married, with two adult children. He resides in
Clarens, Switzerland and travels widely throughout Europe. He is
also a keen historic railways enthusiast.
Legate to Pakistan: His Excellency
Excellency has over twelve years experience as a consular,
administrative, immigration and protocol officer for various
European and US diplomatic missions in Pakistan, including the
British High Commission and the Royal Danish Embassy. He has
variously acted as special Ambassadorial assistant, and protocol
officer with responsibility for the co-ordination of visits to
Pakistan by high level political, military and royal delegations.
holds a degree in Management and International Relations from the
American University of Asturias, Oviedo, Spain, and is a member of
several international human rights and environmental organisations.
He enjoys hiking, travelling, cinema and religious studies, and
resides in Islamabad with his wife and three daughters.
Legate to Texas (USA): His Excellency
in the United States of Anglo-Polish-Native American
(Cherokee), French and Roma (Gypsy) heritage, His Excellency
Michael Zargárov is a world citizen who has lived in nine
countries and travelled to more than sixty.
Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas and a
Certification in Teaching English as a Foreign/Second
language, His Excellency has worked for more than fifteen
years in China, the former Czechoslovakia, Mexico, Panama,
Turkey, Turkmenistan and Russia. In each place he has
developed friendships with native peoples, and has sought
out opportunities to broaden their horizons through
education and participation in
Instrumental in helping the Kuna indigenous
peoples of Panama to preserve their way of life and natural
environment against exploitation, he was honoured by them with the
title “Guanikunkilele” (The Sacred Golden One Who Saved the
Culture). His Excellency is unmarried and lives in Houston.
Legate to Sicily (Italy): His Excellency
Giovanni Lo Nero
was born in Termini Imerese, Italy, on 5 August 1970.
Following education as an engineer and geometrician, he
became an industrialist. His Excellency is currently the
director of two companies -- one involved in agriculture and
the other in construction. He has also founded two non-profitmaking
associations in Italy and New York.
His Excellency’s various achievements have
been recognised through the award of membership of the
Byzantine Order of the Holy Sepulchre
. He was appointed as
Imperial Legate to Sicily, resident in Cerda, on 27 Sextus, 10524 (23 July 2005).
Legate to Goa-Karnataka (India): His Excellency
Pradyumna Pai Raikar
His Excellency Pradyumna Pai Raikar was born on
27 Septimus, 10494 (29 August 1975) in Margao-Goa. He attended university in India and graduated
with a degree in commerce.
Following graduation, he joined his family business, Ace Solution
Pvt Ltd as a Director. Starting his career in cellular
services, he has since moved more into the exports business.
An enthusiastic volunteer, His Excellency is associated with many
social welfare organizations and played an active role in relief work
following the 10520 (2001) Gujarat earthquake.
He was appointed Imperial Legate to the
Indian states of Goa and
Karnataka on 14 Sextus 10521 (17 July 2002).
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