Self-proclaimed "King of Germany" busted

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Self-proclaimed "King of Germany" busted

Postby Unidyne » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:17 am

http://rt.com/news/king-germany-speeding-jail-414/

A notorious activist, who has proclaimed himself ‘King of Germany’ and counts 3,500 among his faithful subjects, has been jailed for three months after police stopped him for speeding and found he was carrying a driving license he had issued himself.

Peter Fitzek, 48, claims to rule a nine-hectare* kingdom outside Wittenberg in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, which he founded in 2012. He prints his own money, issues his own passports and insists on using the Royal ‘We’ in communications with German authorities.

His Royal Majesty is fond of driving fast, and he has racked at least 24 traffic offences. In 2012 he gave up his German driving license in favor of a document he authorized himself as head of state.

In January, Fitzek was caught by police driving 116 km/h in a 70 km/h zone in his BMW. He produced the home-made license and refused to pay a 2,400 euro fine for the violation, which eventually brought his case to a court in Neustadt in Lower Saxony.

The self-proclaimed monarch appeared for the hearings in a shirt featuring his micro-nation’s coat of arms and insisted that the license he carries is valid. But Judge Thorsten Steufert didn’t show any awe in the royal presence, German media reported.

“You have built a fantasy world with a fanciful political worldview,” the judge told the defendant on Thursday before giving him a three-month term with no right for parole.

Fitzek said he will appeal the ruling, because German courts’ jurisdiction “does not apply to other heads of state,” Bild newspaper reported.

The former cook and video store clerk has a long record of confrontation with German authorities apart from his driving habits. The king was fined for forging a license plate for his car, attempted to ‘arrest’ an official in Wittenberg and then a judge, who was reviewing battery charges filed against him.

He also had a quarrel with teachers at a school, where his son studied, over sex education classes, which resulted in police being called in.
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*9 hectares is about 22 acres, or 10,432 sq ft.

Also, I found this man's website at http://www.neudeutschland.org

It's all in German, but you can get an approximate translation with AltaVista or by using the Goggle web browser.
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Re: Self-proclaimed "King of Germany" busted

Postby Burnaby49 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:51 am

* 9 hectares is about 22 acres, or 10,432 sq ft

There are 43,520 square feet in an acre and 107,6389 square feet in a hectare so 22 acres is 958,320 square feet and 9 hectares is 968,751 square feet.
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Re: Self-proclaimed "King of Germany" busted

Postby grixit » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:41 am

Why bother to create a new micronation in Germany of all places? Just claim to be the true heir to one of the many old micronations of the Holy Roman Empire.
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Re: Self-proclaimed "King of Germany" busted

Postby Famspear » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:48 pm

Burnaby49 wrote:There are 43,520 square feet in an acre .....


In the United States, an acre is 43,560 square feet.
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Re: Self-proclaimed "King of Germany" busted

Postby Kestrel » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:25 pm

Famspear wrote:
Burnaby49 wrote:There are 43,520 square feet in an acre .....


In the United States, an acre is 43,560 square feet.

That's because we don't use Imperial Acres. And we have more space per person to throw around. Europe is crowded.
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Re: Self-proclaimed "King of Germany" busted

Postby Burnaby49 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:00 pm

Famspear wrote:
Burnaby49 wrote:There are 43,520 square feet in an acre .....


In the United States, an acre is 43,560 square feet.


Acres and hectares are mysteries to me. I just went to Wikipedia.
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Re: Self-proclaimed "King of Germany" busted

Postby Fmotlgroupie » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:40 am

This seems to be a decently wide-spread movement, with a pretty unpleasant neo-nazi angle: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Provisiona ... Government

Maybe some German-speakers follow it, but I'd never heard of it outside of RationalWiki


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