The Secretary-General of the League of Secessionist States is the highest officer in this organization, responsible for the administration of the League and its organs, as well as the one authorized to speak in behalf of the organization, as its full representative.

It is duty of the Secretary-General (or Sec-Gen) to hold debates in the General Assembly; to call and preside voting ballots; to moderate and administrate the mailing list, website and forums; and to judge internal conflicts between ambassadors and to freely appoint the judges of the Intermicronational Court, who judge conflicts amongst member-states.

The term of the Sec-Gen in office is one year, and election is held amongst the ambassadors (who have the right to vote) within the General Assembly, one vote per nation. Any micronationalist may present his candidature, if openly supported by a member-state in good standing.


Cláudio André de Castro is, macronationally, Brazilian, and micronationally a citizen of the Holy Empire of Reunion, serving since 1997 as Its Head of State. Castro is one of Reunion's founders, and is considered one of the pioneer micronationalists of the lusophone world. Under his rule in Reunion, served micronationalists as controversial and famous as Pedro Aguiar, Bruno Cava, Filipe Oliveira, Matthew Dabrowski and Christopher Thieme. He is the author of a famous essay about micronationry, and is a famous and well-known veteran micronationalist, with good connections in all Linguistic Sectors, being also one of the administrators of the List of Micronations Forum, as well as the mantainer of the MicroLinks Website. Our Secretary-General has worked for 4 terms as Undersecretary General. Claudio de Castro is 30 years old, and macronationally, is a lawyer and a Real Estate agent, married, living in Rio de Janeiro.


Since the founding of the League of Secessionist States, there have been twelve permanent secretary-generals of the League. Here is a brief biography of the past secretary-generals, and others who have served in an official capacity as head of the LOSS:

Robert Ben Madison
Talossa 1980 - 1983
King of Talossa, co-founder of the LOSS together with John Carl Eiffler of Thord and John Arthur Jahn of the Imperial Jahn Empire. He created an alliance of micronations on November 26, 1980 that formed the precurser to the current League, to defend his thesis of the "world secession of 10,000,000 nations". Madison is viewed as an excentric micronationalist, but also recognized as a pioneer, and is considered a reference in micronationty.
Nathan Freeburg
Talossa 1983 - 1996
A Talossan citizen, he served as secretary-general, the first after its period of dormancy from 1983 on. During this long period, LOSS was completely dormant, until Mr. Freeburg resigned on September 1996.
Pedro Aguiar
Porto Claro 1996 - 1997
Serving as secretary-general from October, 1996 to July, 1997, Mr. Aguiar, the founder of Porto Claro and later on Lord Protector of Reunion, was one of the responsible parties for the resurrection of LOSS and the creation of the first independent LOSS web page (which was previously hosted under Talossan website). After Aguiar left Reunion, he founded another micronation under the same name of his creation. Aguiar served for many years as Portoclarian and Reunian ambassador to the LoSS, and was one of the league's most enthusiastic and participative members.
Lise Mendel
Port Cólice 1997 - 1998
Serving as secretary-general from July, 1997 to early 1998, Port Colice's Ms. Mendel presided over the drafting of the League Charter which is nearly identical with the one in use today. Mendel theorized a lot on micronationry, and helped sketch the LoSS as it is today.
David Kendall
Port Cólice 1998 - 1999
Serving in a temporary secretary-general position, Mr. Kendall, also from Port Colice, was appointed by outgoing Secretary-General Mendel in the spring of 1998 to continue with the revival of the LOSS. Kendall activated the Intermicronational Court, and presided over one of the most active periods of the entity's history.
Thomas Leys
Port Cólice 1999 - 2001
Elected by the members of the LOSS as the Secretary- General on April 1, 1999, and re-elected on March 31, 2000, Thomas Leys was the third head of the LOSS from Port Colice. During his two years administration, supported by thematic committees, the League removed defunct members and added several new nations, as well as approved some amendments to the Charter. During Leys' terms as Sec-Gen, some of the most interesting and competitive debates took place in the General Assembly. Leys was also the editor-in-chief and owner of the most important micronational media vehicle of that era: MicroWorld.
Ras Diga Makonnen IV
Cátera-Macúsia 2001 - 2002
A pseudonym for Michael Tigineh, the former Ras of Q'attera-Macusiaa succeeded the four years of Colician administration promising to promote many reforms as to the leadership structure of LOSS, but it wasn't made. He forced the League into what was then considered a belligerant character by approving anti-pacifist statements and was charged with strong denounces of leading terrorist and spying missions into other micronations. As a motion for his removal started to receive support from member states, he resigned, two months before the end of his term.
Fred Church Ortiz
Cherusken Isonomia 2002
Mr. Church presided the LoSS after Mr. Tigideh resigned. A micronationalist from the second Cheruskian generation (after the merger with the French nation of Isonomia), he ended up by merely conducting LoSS through the rest of his predecessor's term, encouraging theoretical micronational debates in the General Assembly. In this period, LoSS became a very active forum to where good discussions on micronationry took place.
Charles Gordon
Morovia 2002 - 2003
Charles Gordon was a respected diplomat from Morovia, the micronation created by King Vincent inspired in the Holy Empire of Reunion. A mature micronationalist, Gordon was always very diplomatic and formal, and was considered to be a very skilled politician. He had full control over the General Assembly. Unfortunately, he became inactive before the end of his term, leaving LoSS unattended.
Nicholas Paul Nix
Scotia 2003-2007
Nicholas Nix served the impressive number of 4 terms as Secretary General. Head of State of His Majesty´s Archduchy of Scotia, and with lots of experience on micronational leagues (he also acted in SPUM and LoM), Nix brought macronational debates to the General Assembly, because he believed that the organization should act like a true League of Nations, having, also, official opinions in regards to facts that would mobilize the "macronational" world. Nix was responsible for many things that contributed to keeping the LoSS alive and running, after the desastrous term of his predecessor.
James E Bentz II
Tebeakesse 2007 - 2009
James Bentz II was elected under the promise to modernize and update the LoSS Charter. And he did it. During his term as Secretary-General, he created a Comittee that executed changes to the Charter that were needed for more than 5 years, and never implemented. It was also during Mr. Bentz terms that the LoSS finally merged with the League of Micronations (LoM), bringing more member-states to the Assembly and unifying efforts towards keeping the League fully active.
Claudio de Castro
Reunião 2009 -
Claudio de Castro is the Emperor of the Holy Empire of Reunion, considered by many one of the most important and well-established micronations. Castro served 4 terms as LoSS undersecretary, and was elected after James Bentz with the main objective of bringing LoSS to all the linguistic sectors in the micronational world, as well as to prepare a modern and fully updated website (this one), as it is expected from such an important organization. Castro is a micropatrologist and has good connections within the micronational world, and it is also his plan to conduct what he calls a membership drive to make the LoSS even more plural and active.