Captain of the Imperial Guard
- Mar 23, 2018
The Life of Senator Nicholas Dandolo
Nicholas Fredrich Dandolo (August 30, 1893 – September 10, 1935), nicknamed "The Doux", was a Roman politician who served as the governor of Italia from 1928 to 1932 and was a member of the Roman Reichsrat from 1932 until his assassination in 1935 by Angeloi agents. As the political leader of Italia, he commanded wide networks of supporters and was willing to take forceful and dictatorial action. He established the long-term political dominance and dynasty of the Dandolo Aristoi.
During Dandolo’s years in power, large expansions were made in infrastructure, education and health care. Dandolo was notable among western politicians for avoiding pro Angeloi race baiting and Greco-Germanic supremacy, and he sought to improve the conditions improvised minorities as well as improvised Germans. Under Dandolo’s leadership, hospitals and educational institutions were expanded, a system of charity hospitals was set up that provided health care for commoners, and massive autobahn construction and free bridges brought an end to rural isolation.
A liberal and outspoken left-leaning populist, Dandolo denounced the wealthy urban Venetian and Berlin elites, aristoi, dynatoi, oligarchs and the banks despite his own aristoi background. Dandolo often clashed with Markos Angelos, believing Angeloi surveillance tactics violated civil liberties and went against the Augustinian Code. Initially a supporter of Kaiser Otto early in his reign, Dandolo came also believe the Kaiser's "New Deal" polices were an inefficient compromise and did not do enough to alleviate the issues of the poor or tackle the Depression. As a result, he developed his own solution called the "Share Our Wealth" program, which would establish a net asset tax, the earnings of which
would be redistributed so as to curb the poverty and homelessness epidemic nationwide during the Great Depression.
Dandolo's Share Our Wealth plan was established on February 23, 1934 with the motto "Every Man a Kaiser." To stimulate the economy, Dandolo advocated extensive federal spending on public works, schools and colleges, and old age pensions. Dandolo argued that his plan would enable everyone to have at least a car, a radio, and a home worth $5,000.
Dandolo split with Angelos in June 1934 to plan his own Chancellery bid for 1935 in alliance with the influential Roman Orthodox priest and rightwing populist radio commentator Father Karl Coughlin. Dandolo however was assassinated by the Angeloi in 1935 , who later used the assassination as a pretense to suspend general examinations until 1945. His national movement soon faded, but his legacy continued in Italia through his wife, Senator Rosa Marine Dandolo; his son, Senator Rudolf. Dandolo; and his brothers, Karl Kemp Dandolo and Georg Dandolo, as well as several other more distant relatives. His wife and son would later side with the loyalists in the war, while his brothers joined with the Angeloi. Nicholas Dandolo remains a controversial figure in Italian history.