(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.
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...
...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!