|I, Joep O, President of the Netherlands, hereby award Daniel Parker the title of Grand-Cross 3rd Class in the Willems-orde for military valor.|
|I, ElGorro, President of the Netherlands, hereby award Daniel Parker the title of
Grand-Knight in the Orde der Nederlandse Leeuw for political dedication to our country.
|I, Andreas Isaksson, President of the Netherlands, hereby award Daniel Parker the title of Commandeur in the Order of Oranje-Nassau for civil contributions to our nation.|
Daniel Parker was a politician of the Netherlands. He was the 25th President of the Netherlands, and was the last official to wear the titles Prime Minister and Senator of the Netherlands. He served in all Dutch Ministries, but is also quite well known for his legal and design work, he designed most of the Government emblems and newspaper headers as well as many party logos, including the one of Iron & Wine during his party presidency.
|Served as Congress member for:|
|Logo||Party||# terms||Nation||Highest position (party)||Highest position (government)|
|Libertarian Party||4x||Netherlands||Party president||Minister of Dutch Ministry of Recruitment & Coaching|
|Independent Party||6x||Netherlands||Party president||Prime Minister|
|Verenigd Nederland||2x||Netherlands||Congress member||Minister of Defense|
|Democratisch Nederland||4x||Netherlands||Congress member||President of the Netherlands|
|All TOgethers||1x||Belgium||Congress member||Secretary of State of Wiki|
|Clan Wolf||1x||Canada||Congress member||n/a|
|Iron & Wine||3x||Netherlands||Party president||Minister of Finance|
Daniel Parker became a member of the Libertarian Party (LP) and helped Thomas Fairfax get elected as Party president of LP in November 2009. With the help of Daniel Parker, LP became the 5th party and did manage to get into Congress. Daniel Parker showed interest in running for Party president, but on the advice of senior party members postponed this wish.
He served 5 more terms as Vice president of LP before becoming Party president of the party for 2 terms. The Party broke up after its founder Mighty Sigh left, and its other strongman (long-term) Party President Thomas Fairfax became less and less active. Conflicts arose between Myers11 (1x PP) and Daniel Parker about the future of the party, eventually made Myers11 leave to Green Liberal Party (GLD), while Daniel Parker put all his efforts transforming LP into the Independent Party.
He has fulfilled the role of Vice Party president (VPP) since the party was founded together with his friend Markus Bell who has taken up the role of Party president for After Markus left for Canada, Parker became Party President for three (non-consecutive) terms (the longest in IP history).
The Independent Party was considered the 3rd party of the nation, making it a wanted partner for the coalition based governments. It was a unique position because of it's neutral and independent stance, every member had to decide for themselves if they wanted to the government for themselves.
In Congress, it got many proposals through unharmed, among them the institution of ads in-game to lure new players to the forums, temporary tax raise for war efforts which would be lowered later on, and restructuring of the government.
Recruitment & Coaching
Since December 2009 Daniel Parker was active in the Ministry of Recruitment and Coaching first as Secretary of State under Sjakie03, then 1 term under Mitch Rapp. He mainly focused on the Coaching part, since it lay in rubble. From January 2010 Daniel Parker served 2 terms as Minister of Recruitment and Coaching. During this time and later on until August 2010 he kept the coaching-team alive serving in the executive title of ´Head of Coaching´.
Recruitment & Coaching revisited
Although he swore never to return to R&C, in late 2010 Parker was encouraged by many people to return to R&C after his term as Prime-Minister. Frerk took up the position before him, but didn't fulfil his 3-month term, because of the backfire the language-change to officially Dutch generated (a plan was supported by Daniel as well). Frerk lost interest in eNL (which was still called eUNL a month before) and fled off to the UK. Daniel Parker was told that he was the man to revive the country's low population (all-time low around 500), Parker reformed the R&C department once again, making it fully independent from government, but at the centre stage of society. The reforms this time focused mainly on Recruitment. Although he signed up for a 3 month period, and the recruiting team seemed to formed a nice shape, and the general vibe was positive, Daniel Parker quit the game after becoming disillusioned about the game after his failures on the battlefield (spent over 240 Gold in a (futile) attempt to get a Battle Hero Medal). (for the record it must be added that his beloved Independent Party who he helped found and nurtured got PTO'd by an unknown Croat, was a prelude to this disillusionment)
Daniel Parker served 1 term as official advisor to the Government. However, he was consulted pretty often by people new in their government function in the capacity of ´Head of Coaching´.
Daniel Parker became State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign affairs on the 26th of June 2010 where he blew new life into the ambassador system and started discussions and plans on how to reorganize that section.
Since 4 December 2009 Daniel Parker was the first Ambassador for the eUNL situated in Singapore. He later became region-manager of South East Asia & Oceania. And severed a couple of months as ambassador for Indonesia. He also served 1 term as ´Chief ambassador´. Served a couple of terms as ambassador for Norway and Poland
Interior & Information
Before leaving politics Daniel Parker served 1 (almost full) term as State Secretary of Interior of Information in Juli 2010, where his efforts went into the making of a series of informative articles. But also he focused on redesigning the government newspaper formats and setting up the designs for a new Dutch Medals, which he thought his country lacked.
Daniel Parker served 1 term as Prime-Minister of the Netherlands, uniting the many diverse parties. In that term, he changed the constitution in so far that the position of Prime-Minister was removed, in order to make way for a semi-CP-centered government. After Daniel Parker nullified the title of Prime Minister, he considered running for Country President but made way for his friend and former party-member Andreas Isaksson of who he felt that he could bind the country like no other can.
In February 2011 Daniel Parker was appointed as Minister of Defense (minister of war to be precise), whereof he altered the names of the army sections and expanded the army structure into its current form. He tried to help out in a volatile time where both Poland and Serbia occupied his country.
Interiour & Information
Being less active due to RL commitments, Daniel Parker took the easy job (for him at least) of SS of MoHa (also known as the Wiki-minister). Since he started the wikiproject Netherlands in the first place he seemed to be the perfect guy for this job.
Hoping to get a better understanding of how the state finances are being managed, Daniel got himself a position as Secretary of State at the Dutch Ministry of Finance.
In May 2011 Parker ran for president as Democratic Party candidate against Epix (I&W) and (CLN). It was considered an exiting elections, because seldomly in NL 2 candidates run which have a lot of experience. Epix had a lot of XP as a soldier, however not a lot political clout.
The public apparently recognized Daniel to be more suitable due to his career in every ministry of the country. Ironically Daniel Parker was the first to fully form a semi-CP-government under the rules of the constitution he created, amongst others to involve a formateur from a competing party and the Party Presidents. It took 4 days to form a government. Daniel Parker presidency was soon to be tested after France signed peace with Poland, after which the latter declared Netherlands Natural enemy once again, only to wipe the Netherlands for the 5th time in half a year. That was the end of Poland-Netherlands War (May 2011). After a long and argues debate with both the Polish MoFa and the Dutch congress, finally, a truce was agreed upon.
Daniel Parker was the driving force and designer of the Dutch Medals, which are an integrated part of the countries forum and community.
from party-coalition-government to Semi-CP-based government
The Netherlands as the only country in eRepublik for long had been ruled by a Party-Coalition based government. Where the biggest party formed a majority (coalition) with other parties after the Congress elections. With the Prime Minister as head of the government. A CP based government was something which was experimented with before but seized to convince the imagination of some of the bigger parties. Parker constitution change made a place for a compromise between the powers of the president and his government and the Congress. This reform came after almost a full year of very argues debates. And still is the main premise for the power relations of Congress and CP today.
The first outlines for a Senate where officially installed in this constitution proposal, giving the administrative functions of the country a juridical foundation. The Senate became quite controversial after a senator edited a post of a congress member in a congress debate. Many people plead for disbanding or reforming it. The Senate was finally disbanded after Daniel Parkers' final reform wasn't preferred by ruling government parties. However, some functions introduced in the Senate still exist.
first Dutch MU
Daniel Parker was the first person to see the potential in the new game feature: Military units. The Congress denied to purchase an MU, so Daniel paid for the Nederlandse Krijgsmacht-MU by himself only to donate it later to the Dutch state.
Truce with Poland
As a Supreme Marshal** with the strength of 5k+ Daniel Parker delivered a lot of damage in many battles, all over the world. Daniel Parker until recently mainly focused on his political career and was stuck to his country because of his duties as congress-member and party president. On day 1269 he was able to get his first Battle Hero Medal, and the subsequent day a Campaign Medal in the resistance war in Northern Netherlands against Poland.
As a young player fighting in operation Waffle, Daniel Parker almost fought himself to death doing 500+ damage as a Sergeant, During the battle, he was promoted to Lieutenant. Injuries and a heavy Q5 job put a heavy toll on his health, and it looked like he wasn't going to make it through. Luckily Cocoamok healed him by gifting him 20 times.
Daniel Parker is the founder of the Pragmatism organisation, which researches, funds and deploys, pragmatical solutions to social, economic and political problems. He owns 6 companies at the moment.
Although the name ´Daniel Parker´ sounds really English or American, he is in RL actually Dutch and speaks as fluent Dutch as he does English. Daniel Parker his RL first name is also Daniël, however, people hardly call him that by that name. The last part of his nickname is a derivative of the times Daniel roamed the streets with spray-cans, an activity which he hasn´t indulged in for over 10 years. He keeps using different forms of that name as a nostalgic souvenir of freer times.
The profile picture of Daniel Parker was almost always a portrait of American Philosopher Richard Rorty.
- Day 681 born in Western Netherlands
- Day 705 joined The libertarian party
- Day 715 became eUNL´s first ambassador of Singapore
- Day 727 created The libertarian party wiki-page
- Day 739 founded the Pragmatism organisation
- Day 742 official Vice Party president of the Libertarian Party
- Day 745 secretary of Recruitment and coaching for eUNL government under Sjakie03
- Day 755 created this wiki-page
- Day 757 became Cardinal of the Netherlands (although was never active in this organisation, and later quit)
- Day 759 official candidate for Congress elections (January 2010) for The libertarian party
- Day 760 started his newspaper Parkers Point
- Day 762 of the Parkers Point enters top 5 newspaper-articles in UNL
- Day 770 Daniel Parker joined the order of Rhenus (later the order was disbanded)
- Day 782 baby boom became the #1 article in UNL news of the Parkers Point about the progress of a UNL
- Day 789-792 Daniel Parker finds out about a PTO in the LP, writes 2 articles on the subject supported with a deep investigation into a multies PTO network, uncovering 200+ multies which led to the downfall of the network that caused over 6 PTO (attempts in many countries), and even led to the ban of the Country President of Turkey.
- Day 888 Daniel Parker announces to lower his activity drastically and become a 2-Clicker, however, that is harder said than done.
- Day 911 helped set up the newfound Independent Party
- Day 1001 gained MM medal
- Day 1004 Daniel Parker (again) decides to turn to a 2-clicker again because V2 is boring
- Day 1015 Parker decides to become "to become the philosopher in the cave at the Vaalserberg", and take up a more reflective role in his party and country.
- Day 1031 according to Daniel, he wrote his best article this day
- Day 1201 statements on the Senate issue
- Day 1256 Daniel Parker runs for CP
- Day 1260 Daniel Parker becomes President
- Day 1292 Last hours in the power tower ( )
- Day 1327 Daniel Parker leaves for Belgium this is what he wrote on his application form "I'd like to seek asylum to get away from my wretched country filled with greedy smut-peddlers. ;} I expect Belgium to be more civilised than my home country. ", leaving his country's citizenship for the first time
- Day 1363 Moved again, this time to Canada because he had it with being in small countries that are forced to stay neutral. (plus he got the idea the political environment of Belgium was just as muddy as that of the Netherlands).
- Day 1461 Daniel Parker has left eRepublik
- Day 15?? DP returns slowly to erep, incidentally becomes Congress Member of Canada in the process
- Day 2307 Daniel Parker becomes party president of Iron & Wine