He was born on October 29, 2008, and has been a very active Citizen ever since.
His newspaper, Erepublik News Network., is a member paper of the
"Livin' in America"
Early in January 2009, Mike became the owner of a Q1 Food Company that he quickly incorporated as Schmitt Foods. Things looked well for only about a week, sad to say, and Mike removed his employees from their positions and posted the company For Sale on January 18, 2009. It took him until January 27 to sell it, and he took 2 weeks to recover from his bout of starvation. The episode has taught him a lesson he thinks is important for any looking to enter the world of the entrepreneur: Before going into business, have a large stash of backup money available!
Mike was born shortly after Roby Petric resigned the office of President, and became eligible to vote just in time to elect Benn Dover to his first term as President of the United States. Benn was an early inspiration to Mike, and was one of several reasons Mike joined the Libertarian Party.
In January of 2009, American Secretary of State Benn Dover called for the creation of ambassador positions to all other countries of the New World. After much searching, Mike Schmittson was appointed Ambassador to Belgium.
Shortly thereafter, Mike ran for the very first time for Congress, returning home to represent his birthplace of Virginia. He won, and served out his term until he attempted to get money donated to Schmitt Holdings. He failed, and was also publicly called out by then- Vice-President Joe DaSmoe, disgracing himself and his fellow congress members. However, an opportunity for a second chance opened up, as that same day, the admin added Serbia, which was a fine opportunity for Mike to make a name for himself.
On Wednesday, 11 February 2009, Mike Schmittson moved to Serbia.
After he got a job, he then joined Serbia, the most right-wing party (it was center-oriented) he could find. It was one of Serbia's two parties. However, on 16 Feb 2009, the newly elected president, Rd_CaRL, made it into a anarchist far-left party, so Mike became a member of Patriotska Stranka Srbije. However, a right-wing party had been formed (Srpsko Kosovo (later known as the Unnamed Party), and he joined them at the next opportunity. As SER_JOLEX decided to remove him as a PSS Congressional candidate right before 24 February, he joined the UP on 25 February. After a brief period of indecision, as well as a desire to show his support for Serbian nationalism, he returned to the PSS.
He also remained an Ambassador to Belgium, but became the Serbian Ambassador.
The German Stopover
The Emerald Isle
On 8 March 2009, Mike moved to Dublin, Ireland. He would have liked to, among other things, help return the Irish economy to its former greatness, however, Bosnia just seemed like too promising of an opportunity.
On 11 March 2009, Mike moved to Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has noticed that he seems to be attracted to young countries, and wanted to help the nation take its place in the New World. He joined the "Foreigners Party", The Coalition, in the newly-created nation. Mike attempted to bring wood to the Bosnian market, and possibly gain a monopoly on the market in the process.
Even though he does not like its imperialism, on 26 March 2009, Mike moved to Indonesia, to get a piece of the pie. Its economy was extremely strong at the time, but has since begun a bit of a decline. In 12 days, he earned 5 Gold, at a rate far faster than he had ever before experienced. He would also have liked to bring the Narcissist Party into a new era and revolutionize Indonesian society.
In December 2009, the USA liberated Asian regions under Indonesian control. As Mike was living in Xinjiang at the time, he became a resident of China. He was granted Chinese citizenship. He also was planning on helping write China's new Constitution. He also attempted to become a leader of a right-wing party in China.
On 6 April 2010, Mike returned to his homeland, the USA. There, he helped the Republican Party in its fight against the evil PTOer, Pizza the Hut. Much of his experience this go-around in the USA was political, and he gained many friends and allies. He also gained a better understanding of what makes a good party. Over the summer, he learned many new things, and in October, took that knowledge to...
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|Schmitt Holdings Inc||Canada||10 February 2009||Schmitt Titanium Mines|
|Business Name||Country||Industry||Began Ownership||Ended Ownership||Notes|
|Schmitt Foods||USA||Food||3 January 2009||27 January 2009|
|Schmitt Logging||Bulgaria||Wood||20 March 2009||7 April 2009||Owned via Schmitt Holdings Inc|
|Schmitt Logging||Indonesia||Wood||15 May 2009||7 Sept 2009||Owned via Schmitt Holdings Inc|
|Schmitt Mines||Indonesia||Iron||21 May 2009||Nov 2009||Owned via Schmitt Holdings Inc|
|Schmitt Farms||USA||Grain||22 Dec 2009||Current Owner||Owned via Schmitt Holdings Inc|
|Schmitt Titanium Mines||Canada||Titanium||7 July 2010||Current Owner||Owned via Schmitt Holdings Inc|
|Party||Country||Began Membership||Ended Membership||Notes|
|Libertarian Party||USA||25 November 2008||11 February 2009||First Party|
|eSerbia/Radikalna Stranka||Serbia||11 February 2009||16 February 2009||Left due to Party changes; see Radikalna Stranka|
|Patriotska Stranka Srbije||Serbia||16 February 2009||25 February 2009||Inconsiderate Party President and inconsistent with Mike's political views|
|Unnamed Party||Serbia||25 February 2009||2 March 2009||Non-nationalist party, filled with foreigners who do not mean well|
|Patriotska Stranka Srbije||Serbia||2 March 2009||3 March 2009|
|German Democratic Union||Germany||5 March 2009||7 March 2009|
|Irish Union Party||Ireland||8 March 2009||11 March 2009|
|The Coalition||Bosnia and Herzegovina||18 March 2009||26 March 2009|
|The Narcissist Party||Indonesia||21 April 2009||18 Oct 2009|
|NEWsmth||China||5 April 2010|
|Federalist Party||USA||8 May 2010||5 June 2010|
|The Republican Party||USA||5 June 2010||4 October 2010||Helped fend off the Pizza the Hut PTO; was a member of Republican Party-In-Exile; valuable political experience|
|Country||Region||Began Term||Ended Term||Margin of Victory|
|USA||Virginia||26 January 2009||11 February 2009||2 Votes|
|Home Country||Country Served||Began Term||Ended Term|
|USA||Belgium||10 January 2009||11 February 2009|
|Serbia||Belgium||13 February 2009||4 March 2009|