Emperor Olivier of Angyalistan
His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Olivier is the absolute monarch of the Empire of Angyalistan, a French micronation that claims the Earth's horizon as its sovereign territory.
Although the Emperor began his foray into new country projects in 1995, it was not until 2012 that he began actively promoting Angyalistan and representing his Empire in public. Since then, he has become one of the most active French micronationalists, having appearing at several diplomatic summits in Europe.
Early involvement in micronationalism
Emperor Olivier first became interested in micronations through his hobby of vexillology (the study of flags), where he was quite well know among online forums dedicated to the topic of international and historic flags. In the late 1990s, he first began toying with the idea of creating his own country for the purpose of creating his own flag, but it wasn't until 7 October 2000 when the flag of Angyalistan was first publicly displayed at the Emperor's wedding.
Role in Angyalistan
As an absolute monarch, Emperor Olivier has total control over his nation's government and complete responsibility for everything that occurs in the country. He has appointed only one minister to assist him in running the nation. Due to Angyalistan's low population (32 as of 2018) as well as its lack of physically inhabitable territory, the Emperor's job is not too strenuous for a single person to manage.
Emperor Olivier has stated that due to his experiences with politics in his native France and elsewhere, it is highly unlikely he will ever allow a political process to exist in Angyalistan.
The Emperor is one of the most active French micronationalists, having represented his nation at numerous summits, conferences, and state visits across Europe.
Some of the diplomatic events Emperor Olivier has participated in include:
- 2013 Intermicronational summit in Paris
- 2015 PoliNation Summit in Alcatraz
- 2016 Summit of the MicroFrancophonie in Aigues-Mortes
- 2018 Summit of the MicroFrancophonie in Vincennes, France
- 2018 State visit with Westarctica in Paris
- Knight Commander in the Order of the Snowflake, 2016
- Grand Order of the Pink Flamingo, 2016
- Order of the Golden Sextant