WHO'S WHO IN THE EMPIRE
This page is intended to be a rough guide to the key individuals in the Empire of Adammia and some of the main powers and positions that they hold.
NOTE: Some of the images on this page are missing and will be added at a later date.
His Imperial Majesty Emperor Adam I
Emperor Adam, often referred to as The Emperor, is the Founder of Adammia, having created it in April 2013. He is a member of the Liberal-Moderate Party.
As Monarch, Emperor Adam is the Head of State. This means he can create laws through an Imperial Decree, but the Imperial Parliament can vote to overturn these Decrees if they deem it necessary. He must give Imperial Consent to all Acts of Parliament that are passed in order for them to enter into law. The Monarch may also claim or annex new land to the Empire, give out titles to any individual, pardon citizens for crimes, bestow citizenship to non-citizens, and organise meetings of the Ruling Council as its official Chair. He can set the dates for elections, and remove the Prime Minister from office at any time. Only the Monarch can officially recognise another state as sovereign. The Monarch can also induct Knights or Dames into the Order of Adammia and the Order of the Meerkat, as the Sovereign of those orders.
Lord Chancellor of State
The Emperor is the Lord Chancellor which is a very important administrative position. It means that he is in charge of organising elections, keeping records of Ruling Council meetings, looking after the Line of Succession and generally keeping the state running smoothly.
Grand Marshal of the Military, Field Marshal of the Army, Grand Admiral of the Navy, Air Chief Marshal of the Air Force
Emperor Adam is the leader of all three branches of the Military and the overall leader of the Military itself.
Speaker of the House of Citizens
The Emperor, as Speaker of the House, is responsible for organising and moderating debates in the House of Citizens.
-Governor of Lagentia
-Director-Administrator of AISA, giving him shared control over the national space agency with the Minister of National Development
-Director-General of AOB (Adammic Online Broadcasting)
-Editor of the Adammic Express newspaper
-CEO of Imperial Holdings Ltd., which owns Top Hat Software, AB Animation Ltd. and Adammic Investment Ltd.
-Director of the Imperial Bank of Adammia
-Curator of the Adammic National Gallery
-President of the Liberal-Moderate Party
-President of the Adammic Esports Association
-President of the Adammic Chess Association
-Postmaster-General of Imperial Mail
-Director of numerous Government Agencies
His Grace Lord Sir Juliano Saunders, 1st Archduke of Outer Adammia MP PM KCM
Lord Juliano Saunders is the leader of the Independent Party and is currently serving his second term as Prime Minister. He is only the second person to be elected to multiple terms as PM, and the first to serve non-consecutive terms. He originally became involved in Adammia in 2018 when he founded the Storm Party, after meeting the Emperor through the Computer Science course they were studying at the University of Birmingham together.
As Prime Minister, Lord Saunders is the Head of the Imperial Government. It is his responsibility to make sure that the laws and instructions of the Imperial Parliament are carried out. He can appoint different members of the House of Citizens to be Ministers of the various government departments.
-Leader of the Independent Party
The Rt. Hon. Lord Sir Billy Thompson, 2nd Count of Maternia MP DPM COA
Lord Thompson is the leader of the Red Green Alliance and the Deputy Prime Minister in the coalition government. He became involved in Adammia in 2019 through his partner, Lady Thornton. In September of that year, he assumed control of the Labour Party from Lord Maude and rebranded it as the RGA.
Deputy Prime Minister
The Prime Minister appointed Lord Thompson to be his Deputy. This means that he has the role of carrying out the Prime Minister's duties if he is not available.
-President of the Red Green Alliance
-Councilor of Sheaffia
The Rt. Hon. Lord Sir Sam Maude, 2nd Count of Elgaria MP KCM
Lord Maude became involved in Adammia through the University of Birmingham Liberal Democrats. He moved into the province of Serkatia and spent a year as housemates with the Emperor and Lord Helliker. In 2018, he assumed control of the Labour Party from Lord Reginald Hall, and he became Deputy Prime Minister in Lord Saunders' first government, as well as Minister of Finance. After stepping down as Labour leader in 2019, he became the first Speaker of the House of Citizens. In 2020, he defected to Lord Saunders' new Independent Party and returned to government as Minister of Finance.
Minister of Finance
Lord Maude holds a very important position in charge of the Ministry of Finance. He is responsible for overseeing the Treasury and taxation, and has a major role in drafting the annual Budget.
-Adammic Ambassador to the United Kingdom
Her Grace Lady Madam Sophie Thornton, 1st Duchess of Sheaffia MP DCM
Lady Thornton became involved in Adammia through the University of Birmingham Liberal Democrats society in 2018, initially joining the Liberal-Moderates. She became Minister of Citizenship and Information in Lord Michael's government in 2019. In 2020, she defected to the Red Green Alliance, the party led by her partner Lord Thompson. She subsequently became Minister of Foreign Affairs in Lord Saunders' second government.
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Lady Thornton was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs by the Prime Minister. This means she represents the Empire overseas as its main ambassador. However, the Emperor remains the main Adammic delegate to the Grand Unified Micronational.
His Grace Lord Sir Alexander Helliker, 2nd Archduke of South Adammia MP KCM KOV
Lord Sir Alex Helliker was the first person to sign up for Adammic citizenship after the Empire was founded, after meeting the Emperor in an online forum community. He later became the Emperor's housemate when the two coincidentally began studying at the University of Birmingham in 2016, and he served a term as Prime Minister after assuming leadership of the Moderate Party from Emperor Mother Jayne in 2017. He oversaw the merger of the Liberal and Moderate parties into the Lib-Mods in 2018, but failed to be re-elected as PM and became Leader of the Opposition. After stepping down as LMP leader in 2019, he defected to the Storm Party, a move which ultimately cost him a seat in the first House of Citizens. He returned to front-line politics in 2020 when he defected again, this time from Storm to Lord Saunders' new Independent Party, and he subsequently became Minister of Defence.
Minister of Defence
Lord Helliker has been appointed by the Prime Minister as Minister of Defence. This makes him responsible for the civilian administration of the Adammic Military, amongst other things.
As Attorney General, Lord Helliker is the official legal counsel to the Emperor, is responsible for representing the Imperial Government in court, and acts as the prosecution in criminal cases.
-Legal Advisor to the Monarch
The Rt. Hon. Lady Madam Anna Worthington, 2nd Baroness of the Jebediah Hills MP COA
Like many Adammic politicians, Lady Anna Worthington first became involved in Adammia through the University of Birmingham Liberal Democrats society, becoming one of the Storm Party's founding members in 2018. She served as Minister of Patriotism (an amalgamation of the Defence and Citizenship & Information ministries) following the 2018 Storm landslide election win, before being elected Storm "Chief Wind" in 2019 after Lord Saunders stood down voluntarily. She lost the 2019 general election and became Leader of the Opposition. However, after Storm formed a coalition with Lord Saunders' new Independent Party, she returned to government in 2018 as Minister of Citizenship and Information.
Minister of Citizenship and Information
As Minister of Citizenship and Information, Worthington is responsible for citizen records as well as the Imperial Archive, the Imperial Statistics Office and the Imperial Institutes of History and Geography.
-President of the Storm Party
Lord Colonel Bond
The Rt. Hon. Lord Colonel Sir Asher Bond, Baron of Astonville MP COA
Lord Bond was first elected to the Ruling Council in 2017 following the government transition to the Birmingham territories, initially sitting as an independent. Following Lord Gurr's dramatic resignation from the Cabinet in 2018 in the wake of the Liberal-Moderate merger, Lord Bond was appointed to fill his place, but he himself would resign after just ten days in office (the shortest term on record for an Adammic minister), becoming a founding member of Lord Saunders' Storm Party. However, for constitutional reasons he was unable to properly join a government until 2020, when as a Storm Party MP he became Minister of National Development in Lord Saunders' second coalition.
Minister of National Development
Lord Bond runs the Ministry of National Development, a wide-reaching department which covers culture, science and technology, the environment, transport and communications.
-Colonel of the 1st Armoured Regiment
Her Grace Lady Madam Emily Simpson, 1st Duchess of Llanadda MP DCM
Lady Simpson was the first UoB Liberal Democrats member to become involved in Adammia after the Emperor joined the society, becoming the Emperor's Director of Communications, Navy chief-of-staff and Duchess of Pererria in June 2017. Following the government transition to the Birmingham territories in late 2017, she formed the Nuclear So-and-so Party and unsuccessfully contested the November 2017 election, becoming Leader of the Opposition. Temporarily leaving Adammic politics after leaving in Birmingham in 2018, constitutional changes allowed her to return to parliament in 2019, when she dissolved the Nuclear So-and-sos and joined the Red Green Alliance, being elected to the House of Citizens and serving a term as a backbench opposition MP. In 2020, the RGA joined Lord Saunders' second coalition and Simpson became Minister of Memes, which was subsequently renamed to the Ministry of Social Engagement and Joy.
Minister of Social Engagement and Joy
Successor to the Minister of Memes, the responsibilities of this department are unclear, although they include organising certain celebrations such as Christmas, as well as producing memetic content.
-Director of [REDACTED]
His Grace Lord Sir Charles Michael, 2nd Duke of Metchlia MP COA
Lord Sir Charles Michael became involved in Adammia through the University of Birmingham Liberal Democrats in 2019, and quickly ascended to the Liberal-Moderate leadership after Lord Helliker stood down. His party won the most seats in the first general election to the House of Citizens and he became Adammia's sixth Prime Minister after forming a coalition with the Dank Party. Despite again winning the most seats in the 2020 election, he was unable to continue as Prime Minister due to a coalition of parties opposed to his government, and he became Leader of the Opposition.
Leader of the Opposition
Lord Michael is Leader of the Opposition by virtue of being the leader of the largest party in the House of Citizens which is not part of the government.
-Leader of the Liberal-Moderate Party
Madam Hermione Peace MP DCM
Lady Hermione Peace is a friend of the Emperor through the University of Birmingham Liberal Democrats. She founded the Dank Party in 2018 and was first appointed to the Cabinet as Minister of National Development in a reshuffle late in Lord Helliker's term. Shortly thereafter she was appointed as the Emperor's Director of Communications. She joined Lord Saunders' first government, retaining her original ministry whilst also taking control of the new, largely titular Ministry of Memes. Following the 2019 election, she changed her party's position and supported Lord Michael's government, becoming Deputy Prime Minister. Following the 2020 election, she left government for the first time in almost two and a half years, but shortly thereafter was appointed as the Emperor's Private Secretary.
Emperor's Private Secretary
As private secretary to the Monarch, Lady Peace is responsible for managing the Office of the Emperor. This involves advising on the Emperor's official speeches, accompanying the Emperor to various events, and overseeing other staff which report directly to the Emperor rather than other branches of government. In theory she is a link between the Emperor and other components of the state.
-President of the Dank Party
Lord Colonel Hall
His Grace Lord Colonel Sir Reginald Hall, 1st Archduke of North Adammia KCM
Sir Reginald Hall, the grandfather of the Emperor, is the Empire's oldest politician. He has a long history of occupying key positions such as being the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance. Today, he is mostly retired, but continues to be the Archduke of North Adammia and the Emperor's Chief Advisor.
Chief Advisor to the Monarch
Sir Reginald holding the title of Chief Advisor was one of the first political positions that the Emperor assigned during the early days of the Empire. He still holds the position to this day. As the title suggests, the role is to advise the Emperor on important matters, whenever His Imperial Majesty requires it.
-Treasurer of His Majesty's Imperial Treasury
-CEO of Capital Brewery Ltd.
-Lord Mayor of Imperial City
-Colonel of the 1st Ranger Regiment
-Her Imperial Highness Emperor Mother Jayne - Former Prime Minister, currently Deputy Chief Advisor to the Monarch, Duchess of Greater Tytannia
-His Imperial Highness Emperor Father Kevin - Lord Mayor of Adamsville
-His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Daniel - The Emperor's brother, the Heir to the Throne
-His Imperial Highness Prince Jake - Former Prime Minister, the Emperor's brother, second-in-line to the Throne, Count of Primoria
-His Grace Lord Sir Paul McKenna COA - Former Prime Minister, Duke of Greater Tytannia
-Lord Patrick Vladek - Grand Master of the Ordo Vladius
-Lord Callum Gurr KCM - Former Minister of Citizenship and Information, Baron of the Tytannia Highlands
-Lord Oscar Gilmour KOV - Governor of Xanada, former Minister of Defence, former Liberal-Moderate deputy leader, member of the Adammic Chess Association Board of Directors
-Her Grace Lucy Griffiths - Duchess of Corellia, member of the Storm Party
-Alexander Lloyd - Councillor of Corellia, member of the Independent Party
-Sir Sebastian Bench KOA - Councillor of Llanadda, member of the Red Green Alliance
-The Hon. Colonel Sir Will McCracken COA - Judge, former colonial governor, Colonel of the 3rd Infantry Regiment
-The Hon. Sir Grant Hawkins COA - Judge, former colonial governor
-Lord General Sir Guy Crossland COA, Slayer of the Mighty Nokia - General of the 1st Infantry Division, Baron of the Imperial Plains, and an old school friend of the Emperor's
-General Sir Luca Panconi KCM - General of the 2nd Infantry Division, former Deputy Prime Minister, member of the Lib-Mods
-General Sir Alex Read COA - General of the 3rd Infantry Division and Chief of Staff of the Adammic Army
-Commodore Sir Joe Daniels COA - Commodore of the 2nd Imperial Air Group and Chief of Staff of the Adammic Air Force, former minister
-Lord Admiral Sir Christopher Hall KM - Duke of Myway, Admiral of the 1st Imperial Fleet, Chief of Staff of the Adammic Navy