+ Reply to Thread
Page 545 of 546 FirstFirst ... 445 470 495 520 535 543 544 545 546 LastLast
Results 10,881 to 10,900 of 10914

Thread: Shadow of the Andes - An Interactive Chilean AAR

  1. #10881
    Mayor zagoroth's Avatar
    Crusader Kings IIHearts of Iron IIIVictoria 2Victoria II: A House Divided

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    1,055
    (Well, this has been incredible, TH, and everyone else who participated. Props goes to TH for creating such believable in game and narrative results of the events on the thread, and props goes to us, the players, for our ardency. "The Shadow of the Andes", finally I get why! Everytime I entered this forum I was wondering what in the name of Badajoz that meant. )

    Characters: (To the best of my memory...)

    Michael Badajoz: descendent of some of the Sephardic Spaniards who fled to Chile during the Spanish Colonial era, to flee the less then welcoming motherland. As a descendent of initial landowners, he became wealthy, and began to convert lands to textile industries in the early 19th. During the 1st Chilean Civil War (ha), he fought for Liberale elements, and when peaceful election began afterwards, ran as a Liberale against Conservative government. He ran on an ideal of freedom for all people of Chile, and was able to beat out the more radical Conservative elements who ran against him, to form the first Liberale government. He would run for re-election and win again, but in the end would have his name tarnished when he was strong armed by some of his generals to give tacit support for a General-lead Liberale Coup. Badajoz would die in ignominy, but his legacy, the Liberales and what they preach for, lives on in Chilean politics. Even more importantly, Badajoz coined the term "Chile Para los chilenos" in his early running campaigns, a term which became a common call word for Liberales and Republicanos alike.

    Jose Aragon:
    A character who arose in the midst of the Republican uprising against the Imperial Government of the mid 19th. The characters creator had finally gotten over his hissy fit over losing Badajoz, and decided a new surge of Republicanism would be an excelent time to enter. Aragon entered as an agitator against the regime, and the people of Chile, with the help of some break-away Imperial Generals, would reclaim Chile and establish the 3rd Republic. After this, Aragon remained the cookie cutter Liberale/ Badajoz clone as ever, and spent much of his initial years in government criticizing the allowance of Imperial turncoats in Chilean Democracy. Eventually, Aragon backed a Germanist uprising believing the support of the president would help them win...

    Jose Aragon
    :

    ...Which did not happen. In another hissy fit perhaps, the creator invented "Jose Aragon", Jose Aragon's twin younger brother. Jose Aragon remained a cookie cutter Liberale, until his participation in the Liberale Reclaimation of Illustrious Chile. In this Coup, the Liberales had seized the majority of government and military positions, but would be defeated by the fact most of their armies were under one command, and ultimately lost to General Attrition. Jose Aragon would die after sneaking into back into Chile from his hiding place in Argentine, and picking a fight with a Republican soldier. A dramatic death scene ensued, and so ended Jose Aragon, brother of Jose Aragon.

    Juan de Porto

    Started as a proto-fascist who ran around killing relatives of Badajoz and Aragon families. Was initially meant to join a future Fascist Coup, announce that his true heritage was the last remaining grandson of Badajoz, and help reclaim Fascist Chile by joining a Popular led uprising. In the end, the creator decided he wanted pure power once the Fascists seized the government. De Porto would have the honor of leading the First Army of the Republic, and the Army of the Republic, in pre-Fascist Chile, the largest and most prestigious military force at the time. Due to a constitutional crisis, De Porto was left with only a fraction of his army, and it was at this moment that the Fascists took their chance to Coup. Ensuing was a three-way Civil War, between Communists, Republicans, and Fascists, and De Porto with his centrally located Army was right in the middle. As the last general to declare, he had the ability to sway the outcome of the Coup. Ultimately, he chose the Fascists as that was his raison de etres. Later, instead of backing the aforementioned popular uprising, he remained a general under the Fascist regime, and was killed in battle.

    Pedro de Cordova:

    After the Fascists were destroyed, the creator invented Pedro de Cordova. Cordova was a return to cookie cutter Liberalism, however at this point the debate was now fixed in the Social doctrine. Pedro held numerous positions in government, and created the Santiago Restoration Bill, which would probably be his most lasting legacy of his position in government. Cordova in later life... has no later life. There exists a time paradox where the character no longer has a reason to exist, and thus remains a corporeal figure, under the Shadow of the Andes.

    Well, it has been glorious, sublime, illustrious fun here in Fantastical, erotic, Chilean Democracy! ¡Chile para los chilenos!
    Daniel (Danny) Dagher, Mayor of New York City
    in BBB's American AAR


    Senatore di Venezia, Leone de Marino. Interior Minister of the Republic of Cisalpina

    In Ahawk's Federation of Equals Interactive AAR.


    Pedro de Cordova.

    In ThunderHawks Interactive V2 AAR

  2. #10882
    Field Marshal yourworstnightm's Avatar
    Crusader Kings IIDarkest HourEU3 CompleteDivine WindHeir to the Throne
    Rome GoldSengokuVictoria 2Victoria II: A House DividedEU3 Collectors Edition
    500k club

    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Tusen sjöars land
    Posts
    5,520
    An investigation into the Chilean branch of the family:

    It was a rainy day in November '05 when Franz asked me what I knew about the Chilean Weissmüllers. I had written the history of the familyl, but never really focused on the Chileans. "The evil old man and the mad colonel" I answered uncertain. Suddenly it hit me how little I knew about the the Chilean branch. Neither Karl nor Augusto were really people you could write much positive things about, but my interest was peaked and after several trips to Santiago and the archives of the Congreso ans the Chilean military I finally had a good picture of the men of the Weissmüller bloodline and their impact on South American history:

    Karl Weissmüller 1789- 1863
    The evil old man indeed. An immigrant in a new country seeking his fortune. A skilled lawyer and known politician. Was for a long time independent, but seemed to lean towards the Liberales. Of course he is most known for serving as Cesar Roseno's Minister of Security during the Empire. What got him to back Roseno? What made him seek a carreer as leader of the Secret Police? One thing we must remember is that Weissmüller always sought to unify the country and end the strife between Liberales, Nacionales and Conservadores. Perhaps he hoped that the Empire was the answer and that Roseno would be able to end the political bickering and create a unified nation. Of course all such dreams were nothing but dreams. We must also remember that Karl was old, and his political carreer was failing. Perhaps he saw this as the last chance to get into a position of power and create a legacy for his grandson to follow. Who knows. What we don know is that he was the nemesis of thousands of Republicanos, and he ordered countless of executions and acts of torture. He was ruthless and effective, but it was not enough. He couldn't stop the insurgency and he probably knew it was useless in the long run. Which could explain his grandson's actions. Karl died 1863 on a ship bound for Venice, his grandson had sent him home to Austria, so he could avoid persecution for his crimes. He died somewhere around Kap Horn and would never see his birthplace in Vienna again.

    Augusto Weissmüller 1830-1886

    Augusto could in many ways be compared to his grandfather when it came to ambition, but he was never as smart. He was always foremost a military man. At 30 he was already a colonel in the Imperial Army, and succeeded his grandfather as Minister of Security in 1860, when old Karl finally retired. The more I think about it, the more I am sure it was under Karl's influence Augusto started to plan to betray the Empire. They both knew Roseno's regime would not survive. Augusto was in these days a follower of Sebastian Roseno, and he might have calculated the son would betray the father, especially since Disraeli seemed to pull the emperor's strings. The rest is legend. Augusto's security ministry arrested Cesar Roseno and Prime Minister Disraeli and handed them over to the rebels. Of course Augusto wasn't thanked, nor recognized as a hero of the republic. Instead most saw him as a dangerous man and the grandson of the evil Weissmüller. However August continued his career in the army, and also became politically associated with the reactionary factions, especially the one lead by president Cortez. But what he's most known for is his fruitless hunt for Simon German and the destruction he spread in both Chile and Argentina as the front figure of the Union Popular movement. So why did he snap. Well, his political allies all fell one after another in failed coups. Meanwhile the colonel hunted for Simon German all over Latin America, only to learn president Andonie had hidden him in Chile all time. So he started his ultra nationalist proto fascist movement and roamed around hanging Germanists and Socialists, both ideologies he despised. Returning to Santiago 1886 to run for president was of course a mistake. There were much outrage that a known murderer was trying to win the presidency. He died in the middle of a rally where he ranted about how president Andonie was a traitor and how Communists and Socialists were everywhere. Considering the outcome of the 1886 elections both his rant and the fact that he was shot by an outraged Germanist could be seen as signs of things to come.

    Jesus Gonzales 1858- 1925
    I was very interested if the line ended with the mad colonel. I was positively surprised when after much research I learned that the colonel had sired a son. Maria Gonzales was raped by a Imperial soldier in 1857, who was Major by rank. To my surprise the only Imperialist major participating in the attack of her village was no one else but Augusto Weissmüller. That meant the great hero of the Chilean Resistance against Fascism was a Weissmüller! But general Gonzales would probably not have liked it at all if he had known. Gonzales was probably the opposite of his father. A socialist very inspired by Gogolow's democratic socialism and a fervent FNT supporter. He was not a soldier, but was still appointed general due to Gogolow's wish to appoint his supporters to the military. After years of service Gonzales became one of the most known generals of his time, and a big supporter of the common soldier. He was discharged right before the Fascist uprising. He always claimed he could have stopped all the civil war factions and saved the Republic if he still had been in charge of his army. But honestly, he would probably had died. Instead he became one of the iconic leaders of the Resistance and one of the masterminds behind the war that overthrew the Fascists and restored democracy. He was always a staunch believer in democracy, socialism and the Chilean people. That's probably why he was awarded Minister of Defence in the Bevan government. He got the huge task of building the post Fascist army, and appointed generals of all political colors, probably in an attempt to unify the country, but it became instead one of the reasons why the 4th Republic was as unstable as all it's predecessors. However Gonzales died in an retirement home in Valparaiso 1925. He still seemed to be an active political debater in the local newspapers until his death. He was married twice, but had no children, thus ending the Weissmüller branch in Chile. I wonder what he would have thought about the Chile in the mid- and late 1900s. He probably would have been very proud that Chile was so powerful and that democracy lived on and FNT had many electoral victories, but he would probably also be very sad that there still was coup attempts and political instability.

    This is the result of my inquiry into the Chilean Weissmüllers. I hope future generations of our family will find lessons to learn and inspiration in this almost forgotten branch of the great Weissmüller clan.

    Signed Rafael Dickhard- Weissmüller, 03.06.2012
    general Otto Metzler in a Federation of Equals

    Maximilien Bellamy in "Edge of Europe"

  3. #10883
    Caudillo thekinguter's Avatar
    Crusader Kings IIDivine WindEuropa Universalis IV

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    the Andes
    Posts
    1,095
    (( A great AAR. I had lots of fun, and I have bookmarked this page so I can go back and read when I have time. It has been interesting and fun at all times, and the narrative was amazing. The end left me with pride and I loved the characterization of my country. Thanks ThunderHawk3 for a great representation of Chile and a great AAR!))
    Former Fan of the Week

    1 Aristocrat
    Nationality: South Andean
    Religion: Catholic
    Ideology: Conservative
    Rebel type: Reactionary
    Issues: Pro-life

  4. #10884
    General Riccardo93's Avatar
    Crusader Kings IIEuropa Universalis 3Hearts of Iron IIIMarch of the EaglesRome Gold
    SengokuVictoria 2CK2: Holy Knight500k club

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Huntington, West Virginia
    Posts
    2,053
    Characters

    Antonio de Santa Rosa (1802-1889 - 86)
    Born to a local businessman in Santiago, Antonio soon found his calling in business and economics. As his family was somewhat wealthy, he was given the opportunity to go to Europe and the United States. Whilst in Europe, he acquainted himself with a young man named de Tocqueville. He soon became a self-described Liberal and republican, and came to despise all forms of authoritarian government. During his trip to America, which eventually became a college residency at Yale, he became even more enthused about liberalism and business, seeing how New England had moved from a colony into an industrial powerhouse.
    In early 1836, President Badajoz appointed de Santa Rosa, then a successful businessman, General of the Army of the North. Though inexperienced, and amateurish as a result, his men found him a charismatic and inspirational leader, one who followed the great principle of never living better than his men, sleeping in a small tent, eating the same food, and often marching in the South American heat with his men. During the Argentine War, he served with distinction, fighting a much larger force until Colombian reinforcements arrived.
    Before the wars end, though, General turned Minister Zepeda, a powerful man who had narrowly lost the presidency five years before, declared a coup, supported by General de Santa Rosa's friend and commander, President Badajoz. At first a supporter of the coup, when he received news to capture and execute any dissidents, he switched sides, declaring himself "for liberty." The coup beaten, the General went back to win the war. De Santa Rosa served as general on only long enough to see the war end, ending his command in mid-1847. The following year, the immensely popular General ran, and won, the mayoralty of Santiago. He easily won re-election. His second term, however, saw a massive reactionary revolution begin a few miles away from the capital. After a dispute with War Minister Carrera and President Romano, de Santa Rosa was given a command of the a small force of militia... officially. Unofficially, he commanded the entire emergency force, since the administration was extremely unpopular at this point. The city, in the end, was saved, and the revolt was put down. The people of Santiago then decided to amend the city laws to allow de Santa Rosa a third term as mayor.
    This term, though, was cut short by the creation of the Chilean Empire under the dictatorial 'president' Cesar Roseno, now "Emperor Cesar I." De Santa Rosa instantly made known his opposition, declaring his support for the Republic. Within weeks, de Santa Rosa, and other like-minded individuals, declared the Emperor a traitor, and proceeded to rebel under the name Republicanos. By popular support, de Santa Rosa was declared the leader of the movement, and he quickly set about organizing the resistance.
    In Autumn, 1861, de Santa Rosa began a revolution to restore the Republic; after a bloody year of fighting, de Santa Rosa formed the Third Republic on 1 January 1863. That same month, a vote of confidence in his leadership was held and he was chosen to serve as interim president of the Republic until the formal 1866 presidential elections. His presidency was incredibly successful, as Chile saw unprecedented economic growth, military expansion, international prestige, and seemed certain to receive the nomination for a full term.
    His second term, which began in a landslide over the Socialistas, was, by and large, a continuation of his first term; Chile's economy continued to grow. De Santa Rosa himself felt 'vindicated' in his faith in capitalism; the five years saw a massive increase in factory creation and output. This term also saw another border dispute with Brazil resolved peacefully with the La Paz purchase, in which Chile bought the region for its 'ally' Bolivia, to resolve issues of ownership. His presidency drew to a close in 1871, an immense success.
    After his presidency ended, de Santa Rosa became a champion of moderate liberalism( largely through Aurora de Chile and his ownLibertad! newspapers), which, unfortunately, was cast by the wayside by increasingly radical factions in the Republic. Through the 1870's and 80's, he served in several cabinet positions, and in such positions, met success. After the Broken Promises coup, however, he would leave office and criticize his fellow Liberale, Carlos Andonie I. After Andonie betrayed the Republic, Santa Rosa served, for the last time, as a General, commanding the Panama Canal garrison until his death. He also become a vocal peace advocate in his latter years.
    De Santa Rosa's funeral was one of the largest funerals in history, with up to one million people in attendance, including many heads of state. His death also was also the first, and for a long time, only natural death of a president.

    Francisco de Santa Rosa (1854-1958 - 103)
    Francisco always felt himself vastly inferior to his father, but ultimately, proved a strong leader for the Liberal movement, though he would never hold the position of president. The progeny of the de Santa Rosa and the Badajoz families, he was certain to be a political force; he would serve as Treasury Minister, Ambassador to Italy, Vice President, Minister of Reconstruction, and other positions in his six decade political career. his most lasting, and in his opinion, greatest, was the rebuilding of Santiago in the 1930's and 40's. He would also become one of Chile's first billionaires, largely from his families media empire (he owned Chile's first television company, and multitudes of film, radio and newspaper firms), and from his millions of books sold. Indeed, Francisco de Santa Rosa is regarded as Chile's greatest writer, penning over thirty books and countless short stories and poems. His death in 1958 was mourned not only by political leaders, but by literary figures everywhere.

    Augusto de Santa Rosa (1875-1914 - 39)
    The black sheep of the family, Augusto would go down in infamy as the economic leader of the Fascist movement, serving throughout it's existence as the Armament's Minister. The grandson of the "Hero of the Republic," and grandson to one of the premier liberal writers and political leaders, Augusto was a firm nationalist, and supported the fascist regime that rose to power in the mid 1890's. He would later be executed for war crimes. However, like Caitan Crazzio, he was an advocate of moderate nationalism, but would never reach the same level of success as his contemporary. Despite his horrible reputation, Augusto was a superb Armament's Minister, continuing the Santa Rosa boom that had lasted since the 1860's and continue well into the 1920's.

    The House de Santa Rosa, one of Chile's most esteemed political families, continues to serve in politics. Antonio de Santa Rosa III, great-great grandson of "the Hero of he Republic" served as president in the 1960's, and continues to serve in the Congreso. Victor (born Vittorio), has served in every Liberal adminstration since the 1950's, and his wife, great-granddaughter of Mario Zepeda, is was head of the Partido Liberal in the Congreso throughout the 1960's and 70's. Finally, the latest member of the family to enter the business, Francisco de Santa Rosa III (born 1987), was elected to Mayor of Santiago in 2010. Many say the 'First Family of Chile', at least Chilean liberalism, will continue to provide the nation with political, business, and literary leaders for many years to come.
    --------------------

    Well, it's been one very interesting ride! You've all been very fun to play with (in all senses of the phrase), and I hope to play with you all again in the next AAR, whatever that may be (I'm saying French or Russian (well, hoping).
    Vice President Francesco de Palma of Cisalpina (b. 29 May 1823) in theAhawk's A Federation of "Equals", Lt. General Pierre Maurice Pilon (b. 19 January 1866) in Thunderhawk's Edge of Europe
    Paul-Aurélien de St Sebastien, Baron d’Harfleur and Former Secretary of State for War (b. 3 December 1768) in Syriana's Destiny of the Republic
    Commander Cedric Richard Ashcroft (b. 4 October 1864) in Keldonia's Rise of a Super Power
    Azhar ibn Ebrahim ibn Fahim al-Farsi, Scholar and Traveller (b. 8 June 954), in XVG's Caliphate on the Edge
    Akram al-Hawrani, President of Syria, Regional Secretary of the Regional Command of the Syrian Regional Branch
    Glorious Sweden in Czech's Games of the Modern Olympiad
    Fan of the Week 10.7.12
    Has the Invisible Pink Unicorn's divine horn been thrust into you today? Well, has it!?

  5. #10885
    Caudillo thekinguter's Avatar
    Crusader Kings IIDivine WindEuropa Universalis IV

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    the Andes
    Posts
    1,095
    My Characters:

    Fernando Zepeda
    A member of the liberal aristocracy, his parents and himself were minor landowners and preached liberalism and free trade. As Prieto stood down in 1936, he joined the Liberales and promised himself he would change Chile: he would make Chile a liberal and industralized nation, letting go of the conservative and agrarian past. He became a general and after the Peru-Chilean war he became a war hero. He was the sole general to win battles in the war and he lead the siege into the Bolivian capital. The grandeur soon took him into politics: he left the Liberales and ran for presidency as an independent, seeking support from nationalists in order to attack Chile's enemies and kickstart Chilean economy through State Capitalism. He staged a coup with President Badajoz, in order to establish liberal dominance over politics, and failed. He was hung together with his former ally.


    Mario L. Zepeda
    An entrepeneur and radical thinker, he was one of the first businessmen in Chile and also President from 1871 to 1873. During the Rosenoist regime he joined the resistance and fought with Santa Rosa against the absolutist monarch. He led the anarcho-liberal movement and legitimized it through the legalization of the Radical Party once democracy was restored. He was elected president in 1871 after a runoff election with liberal Santa Rosa. He created a large pan-american alliance, led by Chile, that ensured Free Trade and Peace through the Americas and is active today. He was put in a tough stance when his longtime friend Simón Germán raised up in arms with elements of the Radical Party, and the political crisis forced him to abdicate. He retired from politics and moved to a villa in the Andes, where he still participated actively in economy while his friends died in Andonie's civil war. He died in the early 1900's, his legacy: The creation of a pan-american alliance and the creation of one of the largest industries in Chile.


    Tarquino Zepeda
    A relatively unknown politician, he was a senator until his uncle Mario Zepeda abidacted. While he was an important manager in the Zepeda industries, he suffered from several diseases because of being an inbred, being the offspring of cousins. After President Zepeda's abdication, he took a minor participation in several liberal governments as minister until Andonie's civil war, where he led troops and died in combat. All the information about him is from his ministerial days and some lost registries belonging to the Zepeda family.


    Fernandez
    Former archbishop of Chile, he was active in politics despite his position as a clergyman. He felt the FNT and the communists were too active and were a threat to the nation, and he sought to ally the Republicanos with the Patriotas to expell the "red menace". After CoS Rios and President de Conti came at odds, he plotted to organize a nationalist anticommunist government in case the national situation got worse. It did and as the President left mainland Chile, he stayed with the ministers and the army and retook Santiago. He organized the nation as an authoritarian regime and proposed uniting Latin America under the Chilean flag, being a pioneer of pan-americanism. Though he was never a fascist, he founded the Frente Nacional and when radical elements under Mateo Saez came with the proposal to establish a fascist regime, he approved and stood down from power. During the following years he became "the crownless king", influencing and pulling the strings in the shadows while his partymen fought the rebels. Fernandez was a national hero for the Fascists. After 15 years of a fascist Chile and several years of civil war, the government was put down and he was arrested by the resistance. He was one of the few men to be taken alive and he was finally executed after a trial that many Republicanos now claim as a fake political trial. His trial marked the beggining of the new political right that exists in Chile even today, as the remaining elements of the Frente Nacional regrouped in a democratic manner seeking compensation for the fake trial, among other things. He remains a controversial figure among Chilean historians and is considered one of the pioneers of fascism, together with the Bavarian Prime Minister and Hitler.


    Gabriel Tottenheim
    A former bureaucrat under the Frente Nacional and one of the co-founders of the Republicanos Nacionales, he is famous for taking one of the most infamous and despised parties of the XXth century and converting it into a modern mainstream democratic party. He led the blackshirt fascist militia during the last communist uprising in the 1930s and during the Chilean civil war that decided the fate of WW2, siding with the government and claiming "My country, right or wrong". He and Sebastian Montenegro were the only two Republicano Nacional senators until the 1940's and the eventual resurgence of the political right in Chile, and he ran several times in the Republicano Nacional primaries, losing several times to Sebastian Montenegro, until he finally was elected as President of the Republic in 1960, in the height of the cold war and anticommunism, though some historians claim his victory was credited to xenophobia and a lucky PR mismanagement by the other major parties. He was assasinated in the failed coup of 1966. His legacy remains as the street outside the military academy in Santiago is named after him.


    Antonia Zepeda
    The first female politician to get to a presidential campaign and a fierce feminist and female suffragist. Daughter of President Mario Zepeda, she was sent to France to study in La Sorbonne. Vanguardist art and radical politics took hold of her and she was soon spearheading some of the female suffrage movements in Bretain and France. After his brother's and his father's death she took command of the Zepeda group and bought several enterprises, mainly those of the then extinguished Subercasseaux family, and joined the Santa Rosas in their fight against Alvarez's monopoly and crime inside the Liberal Party. When the depression hit Chile, she came up with a draft plan to save the nation through State Capitalism and Protectionism, a move too pragmatic for the Liberal leadership and she was alienated inside the party and had to leave. She joined the FNT and as the FNT struggled to bring up a candidate, she was proposed by many politicians to be the FNT presidential candidate but she was then defeated by Farias, who finally decided to run. Once Farias was elected, she became the Vice President and as a liberal sought to preserve the important private industry and as a FNT member sought to tax the rich, gaining mixed views from the public. But her charismatic and unique personality was outshun by the depression, the civil war and the great war and she remained in the high government circles until the labor wars (1950-1980) with the US, where she was finally elected as President of the Republic in the 50's. She was called "The Iron Lady" by the press by her fierce interventionist measures and her strong character. Her plane crashed in a state visit to the Spanish Republic after strange circumstances near the coast of Cadiz. The nation was in shock. She had outlived her son, Tomas
    Zepeda, and had just been present at the wedding of her granddaughter Josefina de las Mercedes Zepeda with Vittorio Santa Rosa. She went down in history as the first female president in South America.
    Former Fan of the Week

    1 Aristocrat
    Nationality: South Andean
    Religion: Catholic
    Ideology: Conservative
    Rebel type: Reactionary
    Issues: Pro-life

  6. #10886
    ((Thought I might as well join in on this))

    Carlos Ramone de Guerro: 1890-1943
    Was supposedly born in 1890 to a relatively unknown colonel in the Chilean army. He had originally remained as a backseat politician, not doing much, but spoke out during the Communist coup, siding with the Republic. He was appointed a General in the army by President Palomino, a powerful Liberale politician, and the two became good friends over time. de Guerro was very popular with the people during his time in politics, and was heavily involved with key businesses such as Chilean Telephone and others, making large donations to them. It wasn't until many years later that it was discovered that the unknown colonel had actually been a very rich Spanish man from America, who had come to Chile because he had preferred life there, after visiting several years before. de Guerro became frustrated with his friend's policies on the economy after the Wall Street Crash, as the economy had become stagnant, unemployment was rising and the industry was collapsing, and the cities were still ravaged by destruction, culminating together with de Guerro's slight annoyance- even though he had accepted it- in the reduction of the army, that, quoting de Guerro "was a betrayal of the people of Chile", and so he ran against his friend in the primaries. He had very large support from the military base, but after serious debates, and a discussion with his friend Palomino, he decided it was best if he dropped out and supported his friend, secretly hoping to get an influential position so that he could help the economy via the government in some form.

    What is also speculated to have caused him to have dropped out of the primaries was actually the Fake Assassination Debacle, where an attempt on de Guerro's life turned into accusations of foul play by Palomino by a newspaper, which in turn led to politicians saying it was all a ruse by de Guerro to try and damage Palomino's credibility. These rumours, and accusations, were all found to be false, when the man in question was discovered to be a Communist supporter, and was actually a man by the name of Isenso Cuanca, who had unfinished business with de Guerro's father, and thus sought revenge in killing de Guerro, though this was found out in the late 60's after some extensive investigation by Chilean officials.

    Palomino would lose in the election, however, de Guerro was surprisingly given command of the Army of Argentina, even though he was a known opposer to Farias due to Farias' pacifism. de Guerro was able in his military command, quelling several extreme movements that rose up in rebellion.

    de Guerro would become increasingly frustrated by Farias' policies, which combined with his frustrations over Palomino's policies previously, and he felt he could not stand by and watch the people of Chile suffer, and thus he entered discussions with Alvarado and Ramirez, two other generals that held somewhat close ideals, and they decided that they were unhappy with what Farias was doing to the nation, and rose up in a coup. Silva offered his support to the coup, and was proclaimed to be the governmental leader of the coup, whilst de Guerro was seen to be the military leader. Randy Dickhard, a controversial Capitalist, supplied the Coup with large sums of money, and was discovered to have at the same time been supplying the government forces too.

    The coup however failed, and de Guerro surrendered after fierce fighting in the regions of Argentina that cost the lives of a third of his men, but at least twice as many men from government forces. It was after the coup had failed, and de Guerro was imprisoned, that it was revealed that Dickhard had supported both sides with money, this being an attempt to get "in to bed" with both sides in the eyes of de Guerro, who went into a blind rage, disgusted at Dickhard's selfish desires.

    de Guerro would spend just over a year in prison, before getting his release, and he made substantial donations to various charities, that ultimately led to de Guerro becoming broke, and he was essentially homeless within a month. After many months of heavy debate, de Guerro convinced the Chilean government to reappoint him in a military role, but not as a General, to his dismay. In the Chilean Civil War of the 40's, de Guerro played an instrumental part in fighting for the government, leading many successful and tactically important attacks that heavily decimated the enemy's forces. de Guerro would ultimately lead the Chilean government forces in what was called the Massacre of the Andes, in which de Guerro decimated the coup's forces, whilst suffering next to no casualties, and this battle was what ultimately decided the Civil War.

    de Guerro then shipped out to the European theatre, and led his troops to many successes, ultimately sacrificing his life to defend a key position, and save his men. de Guerro, though controversial, was regarded as a hero by many. His son, Cesar de Guerro would enter politics as well, and became President in the late 70's, getting re-elected in the next election as well after a very successful tenure. He would then become President again in the early 90's, succumbing to a heart attack halfway through his tenure.

    ((christ, that is long. I had a lot of fun with this guys, I hope to see you all in the next Interactive AAR! Live long and prosper.))

  7. #10887
    Colonel Demi Moderator Pallen's Avatar
    A Game of DwarvesArsenal of DemocracyCities in MotionCrusader Kings IICommander: Conquest of the Americas
    Deus VultEU3 CompleteDivine WindFor the MotherlandHearts of Iron III
    Heir to the ThroneRome GoldSemper FiSengokuSupreme Ruler: Cold War
    Victoria 2Victoria II: A House DividedVictoria II: Heart of DarknessMount & Blade: WarbandMount & Blade: With Fire and Sword
    CK2: Holy Knight500k clubEUIV: Call to arms event

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    955
    Glad to see Romano's fight for democracy wasent completetly in vain.
    "Slan's Special Award in Alexspeed's Victoria 2 AAR Contest For The Best AAR Style"
    Crusader Kings II: How to Rule videos -ALL 13 PARTS ARE FULLY UPLOADED ENJOY-
    The Livestream Channel itself

  8. #10888
    General Riccardo93's Avatar
    Crusader Kings IIEuropa Universalis 3Hearts of Iron IIIMarch of the EaglesRome Gold
    SengokuVictoria 2CK2: Holy Knight500k club

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Huntington, West Virginia
    Posts
    2,053
    Yeah. Well, apart from a sad stretch in the 1890's-1900's, Chile was a free republic for over thirty years straight... which isn't actually anything spectacular, but considering these characters (looking at you Simon German), kinda is impressive.
    Vice President Francesco de Palma of Cisalpina (b. 29 May 1823) in theAhawk's A Federation of "Equals", Lt. General Pierre Maurice Pilon (b. 19 January 1866) in Thunderhawk's Edge of Europe
    Paul-Aurélien de St Sebastien, Baron d’Harfleur and Former Secretary of State for War (b. 3 December 1768) in Syriana's Destiny of the Republic
    Commander Cedric Richard Ashcroft (b. 4 October 1864) in Keldonia's Rise of a Super Power
    Azhar ibn Ebrahim ibn Fahim al-Farsi, Scholar and Traveller (b. 8 June 954), in XVG's Caliphate on the Edge
    Akram al-Hawrani, President of Syria, Regional Secretary of the Regional Command of the Syrian Regional Branch
    Glorious Sweden in Czech's Games of the Modern Olympiad
    Fan of the Week 10.7.12
    Has the Invisible Pink Unicorn's divine horn been thrust into you today? Well, has it!?

  9. #10889
    Twas a good game. Had my fair share of interesting characters.

  10. #10890
    General Riccardo93's Avatar
    Crusader Kings IIEuropa Universalis 3Hearts of Iron IIIMarch of the EaglesRome Gold
    SengokuVictoria 2CK2: Holy Knight500k club

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Huntington, West Virginia
    Posts
    2,053
    You did, and we all did, from the brash and ambitious Cesar Roseno, the brilliant Romano, the honourable and intelligent Santa Rosa, the psychopathic German, and countless others... good times...
    Vice President Francesco de Palma of Cisalpina (b. 29 May 1823) in theAhawk's A Federation of "Equals", Lt. General Pierre Maurice Pilon (b. 19 January 1866) in Thunderhawk's Edge of Europe
    Paul-Aurélien de St Sebastien, Baron d’Harfleur and Former Secretary of State for War (b. 3 December 1768) in Syriana's Destiny of the Republic
    Commander Cedric Richard Ashcroft (b. 4 October 1864) in Keldonia's Rise of a Super Power
    Azhar ibn Ebrahim ibn Fahim al-Farsi, Scholar and Traveller (b. 8 June 954), in XVG's Caliphate on the Edge
    Akram al-Hawrani, President of Syria, Regional Secretary of the Regional Command of the Syrian Regional Branch
    Glorious Sweden in Czech's Games of the Modern Olympiad
    Fan of the Week 10.7.12
    Has the Invisible Pink Unicorn's divine horn been thrust into you today? Well, has it!?

  11. #10891
    Quote Originally Posted by Riccardo93 View Post
    You did, and we all did, from the brash and ambitious Cesar Roseno, the brilliant Romano, the honourable and intelligent Santa Rosa, the psychopathic German, and countless others... good times...
    Quite right. Quite right indeed.

  12. #10892
    Caudillo thekinguter's Avatar
    Crusader Kings IIDivine WindEuropa Universalis IV

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    the Andes
    Posts
    1,095
    I also had my shares of intrigue that definitely made the game more thrilling. I was behind half of the coups actually! Hilarious
    Former Fan of the Week

    1 Aristocrat
    Nationality: South Andean
    Religion: Catholic
    Ideology: Conservative
    Rebel type: Reactionary
    Issues: Pro-life

  13. #10893
    Share Our Wealth! Seek75's Avatar
    Crusader Kings IIDarkest HourEU3 CompleteDivine WindHeir to the Throne
    Victoria 2Victoria II: A House Divided

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    New Netherland, Americalanavanyia
    Posts
    2,794
    I think it's a job well done when your insane character's rantings becomes the justification for revolts all throughout the world

    Thinking about it, German is to right anarchists as Marx is to communists. He even has a no-good bastard subverting his ideology and turning it into poop (IE. Germanism-Andonieism).
    A rebel without a cause.

  14. #10894
    Captain cavebear3000's Avatar
    Crusader Kings IIVictoria 2

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Among the bears and the beavers....
    Posts
    376
    I never got to be prez...... at least things are looking up in Atlantis...
    Wilhelm Kerhasi, explorer and General of the Naval Guard in Ahawk's A Federation of Equals

  15. #10895
    I came in late, but I like to think at least with Villa I had an impact, I might make a bio for my characters later, but as for now I am just happy to have played with you all.
    Josef Fremd Councillor for Transylvania and member of the Teutonic Order in A Federation of "Equals" Interactive AAR.

  16. #10896
    Colonel Demi Moderator Pallen's Avatar
    A Game of DwarvesArsenal of DemocracyCities in MotionCrusader Kings IICommander: Conquest of the Americas
    Deus VultEU3 CompleteDivine WindFor the MotherlandHearts of Iron III
    Heir to the ThroneRome GoldSemper FiSengokuSupreme Ruler: Cold War
    Victoria 2Victoria II: A House DividedVictoria II: Heart of DarknessMount & Blade: WarbandMount & Blade: With Fire and Sword
    CK2: Holy Knight500k clubEUIV: Call to arms event

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    955
    Quote Originally Posted by Riccardo93 View Post
    You did, and we all did, from the brash and ambitious Cesar Roseno, the brilliant Romano, the honourable and intelligent Santa Rosa, the psychopathic German, and countless others... good times...
    Brings a tear to mine eyes. Now we can sit back as old mean and say...."blimey old chap, do ya remember the coup attempt by Badajoz?"
    "Slan's Special Award in Alexspeed's Victoria 2 AAR Contest For The Best AAR Style"
    Crusader Kings II: How to Rule videos -ALL 13 PARTS ARE FULLY UPLOADED ENJOY-
    The Livestream Channel itself

  17. #10897
    General Riccardo93's Avatar
    Crusader Kings IIEuropa Universalis 3Hearts of Iron IIIMarch of the EaglesRome Gold
    SengokuVictoria 2CK2: Holy Knight500k club

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Huntington, West Virginia
    Posts
    2,053
    Quote Originally Posted by Pallen View Post
    Brings a tear to mine eyes. Now we can sit back as old mean and say...."blimey old chap, do ya remember the coup attempt by Badajoz?"
    'Remember the Badajoz coup attempt? Pepperidge Farm remembers...'

    Seriously though, good times with good comrades...
    Vice President Francesco de Palma of Cisalpina (b. 29 May 1823) in theAhawk's A Federation of "Equals", Lt. General Pierre Maurice Pilon (b. 19 January 1866) in Thunderhawk's Edge of Europe
    Paul-Aurélien de St Sebastien, Baron d’Harfleur and Former Secretary of State for War (b. 3 December 1768) in Syriana's Destiny of the Republic
    Commander Cedric Richard Ashcroft (b. 4 October 1864) in Keldonia's Rise of a Super Power
    Azhar ibn Ebrahim ibn Fahim al-Farsi, Scholar and Traveller (b. 8 June 954), in XVG's Caliphate on the Edge
    Akram al-Hawrani, President of Syria, Regional Secretary of the Regional Command of the Syrian Regional Branch
    Glorious Sweden in Czech's Games of the Modern Olympiad
    Fan of the Week 10.7.12
    Has the Invisible Pink Unicorn's divine horn been thrust into you today? Well, has it!?

  18. #10898
    Captain cavebear3000's Avatar
    Crusader Kings IIVictoria 2

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Among the bears and the beavers....
    Posts
    376
    Quote Originally Posted by Riccardo93 View Post
    'Remember the Badajoz coup attempt? Pepperidge Farm remembers...'

    Seriously though, good times with good comrades...
    I came in too late didn't I....

    What are you guys doing now as far as AARing goes?
    Wilhelm Kerhasi, explorer and General of the Naval Guard in Ahawk's A Federation of Equals

  19. #10899
    General Riccardo93's Avatar
    Crusader Kings IIEuropa Universalis 3Hearts of Iron IIIMarch of the EaglesRome Gold
    SengokuVictoria 2CK2: Holy Knight500k club

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Huntington, West Virginia
    Posts
    2,053
    Yeah, it was 1845-46, long before the Empire even, let alone more modern times...

    I'd like a Russian or French or Italian one, but I have no great ability to actually start one. I'm going to continue in the Presidents... (resist urge to say join and vote... for me...) and the Atlantean thing you're doing looks interesting, so I may join that...
    Vice President Francesco de Palma of Cisalpina (b. 29 May 1823) in theAhawk's A Federation of "Equals", Lt. General Pierre Maurice Pilon (b. 19 January 1866) in Thunderhawk's Edge of Europe
    Paul-Aurélien de St Sebastien, Baron d’Harfleur and Former Secretary of State for War (b. 3 December 1768) in Syriana's Destiny of the Republic
    Commander Cedric Richard Ashcroft (b. 4 October 1864) in Keldonia's Rise of a Super Power
    Azhar ibn Ebrahim ibn Fahim al-Farsi, Scholar and Traveller (b. 8 June 954), in XVG's Caliphate on the Edge
    Akram al-Hawrani, President of Syria, Regional Secretary of the Regional Command of the Syrian Regional Branch
    Glorious Sweden in Czech's Games of the Modern Olympiad
    Fan of the Week 10.7.12
    Has the Invisible Pink Unicorn's divine horn been thrust into you today? Well, has it!?

  20. #10900
    Captain cavebear3000's Avatar
    Crusader Kings IIVictoria 2

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Among the bears and the beavers....
    Posts
    376
    Quote Originally Posted by Riccardo93 View Post
    Yeah, it was 1845-46, long before the Empire even, let alone more modern times...

    I'd like a Russian or French or Italian one, but I have no great ability to actually start one. I'm going to continue in the Presidents... (resist urge to say join and vote... for me...) and the Atlantean thing you're doing looks interesting, so I may join that...
    Join the Populares! Fight off the Mercators!

    ---Graetius---

    ((*coughs and clears throat* sorry about that.))
    Wilhelm Kerhasi, explorer and General of the Naval Guard in Ahawk's A Federation of Equals

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts