List of Freedemian Leaders

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Freedemia has had three different constitutions, each with differing leadership structures. The following list splits them accordingly.

Monarchy Era

List of Monarchs

  • 1737-1789- King Benjamin Cholmondeley and Queen Chloe Cholmondeley
  • 1789-1809- King Riley Cholmondeley

Constitutional Parliamentary Republic Era

List of Premiers

  • 1812- Fredrick Roosevan (first premier of Freedemia under the parliamentary system)

Modern Democracy Era

List of Executive Leaders

Years President Vice President Executive Whip Vice Exec. Whip Notes
1899-1903 James Elman (C) Linus Frellworth (C) Theodore Whitla (F) Algeria Dreyser (F) First administration to serve under the current Freedemian Constitution.
1903-1907 Theodore Whitla (F) Algenia Dreyser (F) James Elman (C) Linus Frellworth (C) In an upset, Whitla and Dreyser would beat incumbents Elman and Frellworth.
1907-1911 Algenia Dreyser (F) Reginald Fredney (F) Jacque Renee-Pierce (C) Ian Brierhelm (C) Dreyser becomes the first female president or executive leader to be elected directly (not to have taken office upon the death of the premier/president).
1911-1915 Algenia Dreyser (F) Reginald Fredney (F) Fredrick Tandy (N) Andrew Browning (N) With their mild but Freedemia-exceptionalism-based platform, Tandy and Browning become the first Nationalist Party candidates to make Execuitive Whip. Dreyser's reelection would also mark the 100th anniversary of the 1811 Constitution that gave women the right to vote and run for office- a celebratory touch for the first elected female president.
1915-1917 Fredrick Tandy (N) Andrew Browning (N) Fennerson Shrubell (F) Charles Penn (F) Tandy and Browning become the first Nationalist Party candidates to be elected to the presidency. Tandy would become extremely sick with Freedemian Influenza, forcing him to step down.
1917-1919 Andrew Browning (N) Fennerson Shrubell (F) Charles Penn (F) vacant By technicality, if something happens to the president, the vice president takes over and the executive whip becomes VP and so on. As such this led to a strange scenario where the president and vice president were of opposing parties. This led to Browning not being able to do much as president and being voted out in 1919.
1919-1923 Fennerson Shrubell (F) Christian Duncan (F) Nelson Silva (FC) Jared Qubert(FC)
1923-1927 Gerald Darden (N) Deak Patterman (N) Nelson Silva (FC) Carolyn Casey(FC) The newfound success of the Freedemian Centrist Party leads to a sharp split in the vote allowing Darden of the Nationalist Party to win the election. Unfortunately unlike Browning, Darden's nationalist policies were much more extreme and increased in extremity after the election. Darden was a brash man who wanted to show the world that Freedemia was the best in a time where the world was facing massive instability and potential war, even going so far as to deliberately pick fights with surrounding nations. Silva fought Darden's agenda tooth and nail as executive whip, which contributed to the popularity that allowed him to become president in 1927. The Nationalist Party would never win another national election.
1927-1931 Nelson Silva (FC) Carolyn Casey (FC) Adrien Meller (F) Henry A. Parnell (F) Silva spent much of the administration fixing problems that Darden had created. Silva's presidency was largely uneventful but was highly esteemed due to Silva appearing as the face of sanity and stability after Gerald Darden's presidency.
1931-1935 Anthony C. Segani Sr. (FC) Greene Akerson (FC) Henry A. Parnell (F) Joseph Bobbinns (F) Segani was a very popular president, elected to two terms. While his presidency was uneventful, he was considered one of the best presidents for helping keep Freedemia stable during and after times of international instability.
1935-1939 Anthony C. Segani Sr. (FC) Greene Akerson (FC) Jennifer Parnell (F) Charles Rhinesworth (F) After Henry Parnell's failure to win the presidency in 1931, his wife Jennifer, also an active politician, ran. She too would lose to Segani Sr.
1939-1943 Clarence Bond (F) Anthony J. Segani Jr. (F) Robin Rogers (C) Patrick Hansey (C) Bond was somewhat popular for being a man of character and avoiding hyperpartisan conflict, but overall did very little during his presidency and chose to not run again after experiencing health problems near the end of his presidency. Segani was largely seen as an imitator using his father's name to get elected due to his lack of experience and politician-jargon-esque responses, so he was not chosen to replace Bond in the 1943 election.
1943-1947 Robin Rogers (C) Patrick Hansey (C) Carlos Laffey (FC) Jeremiah Stern (FC) Failing to put up a compelling candidate in place of Bond, the Freedemian Party fell out of contention. Former executive whip Rogers became president with promises to get things done that Bond failed to do. She too would largely fail to do any of the things promised.
1947-1951 Hunt P. "Daffy" Daffenschmidt (TSP) DeeDee Hallister (TSP) Jeramiah Stern (FC) Beverley Park (FC) Daffenschmidt, better known as "Daffy" and a member of the Tri-State Party, won largely on advertising himself as the guy who could get things done and being the first to use catchy jingles in radio ads and television commercials, standing in stark contrast to unpopular incumbent Rogers or the overly monotone Jeramiah Stern. Daffenschmidt was the first and last Tri-State Party member to win a nationwide election in Freedemia. However, a series of scandals involving Daffenschmidt trying to increase or reduce the amount of states in Freedemia to enact the Tri-State Plan and his tendency for "evil authoritarianism" ensured he would not be reelected and his presidency would be remembered largely as a sad joke.
1951-1955 Sean Bond (FC-I) Julian Gaviera (FC-I) Bennet Denley (C) Samuel Flynn (C) Sean Bond, the son of Clarence Bond and a card carrying Freedemian Centrist, ran in 1947 as an independent after growing tired of watching years and years of party-line drama and nothing getting done, partially on the platform of ending political parties. While many within the Freedemian Centrist Party were furious, his ideas caught on among the people and Bond won easily. Daffenschmidt would lose by large margins with Denley of the Conservative Party becoming executive whip. Bond spent much of his term improving the education system and putting together an infrastructure plan for the future.
1955-1959 Sean Bond (I) Julian Gaviera (I) Katrisse Henderson (FC) Lay Brenner (FC) For the 1955 election, Bond stepped up his fight against political parties. After a tough primary where he was opposed directly and heavily by the funding of the Freedemian Centrist Party, Bond was able to win in the runoff by massive margins. During his second term, Bond successfully got the amendment dismantling and banning political parties added to the constitution.
1959-1963 Sean Bond Julian Gaviera Victor Rubin III Jay Lee Ramirez Bond would run for a third term and win in a landslide with no serious challengers. During this administration Bond funded the creation of the modern FreedemiRail system as well as a plan to transform Quentinsburgh-Freedemia Airstrip into a global-quality international airport. The airport would later be renamed Sean Bond International Airport in his honor. This was the first election where all candidates ran as independents.
1963-1967 Wallace Sanderson Sierra Kirby Ralph Cleary Abbott Jhinden Sanderson would be to foreign policy what Sean Bond was for domestic infrastructure. Overseeing much of the revamp of the Quentinsburgh-Freedemia International Airport and starting major improvements on other international airports in cities around the country, Sanderson also worked to improve connections and relations with surrounding Tarephian countries and with countries around the world. This opening up would eventually lead to much growth for the Freedemian economy, with tourism starting to boom near immediately and with many companies founded around this time or in coming decades finding global success rather than being constrained to Freedemia.
1967-1968 Wallace Sanderson Sierra Kirby Abbott Jhinden Paulie Frettigie Sanderson became very ill partway into his second term, presumably with some sort of cancer. He stepped down to receive treatment in early 1968 and would pass away in 1970.
1968-1971 Sierra Kirby Abbott Jhinden Paulie Frettigie vacant Due to Sanderson stepping down, Kirby became the new president with Jhinden as her VP. Unlike for Sanderson, economics and foreign policy were not Kirby's strongsuits. Jhinden would effectively lead the administration, with a slightly more protectionist spin on Sanderson's opening up. This is partially why the global boom for Freedemian companies was delayed until closer to the economic and technological boom of the 80s. Tourism, however, did continue to flourish.
1971-1975 Abbott Jhinden Edward Francis-Roberts Sierra Kirby Brett West Jhinden, generally seen as the engine behind the Kirby administration, would win handily over her in the 1971 election, continuing the protectionist slow opening of the Freedemian economy.
1975-1979 Edward Francis-Roberts Samuel Minal Fredrick Baum Bo Whellesenki Francis-Roberts would come into office continuing much of Jhinden's economic policies, while opening up substantially for more trade and collaboration with neighboring Paroy. In this way Francis-Roberts was almost the middle ground between Jhinden's weak protectionism and Sanderson's open economy focus. Baum and Whellenski however were stronger in favor of increasing immigration and Freedemia's place as a regional power Francis-Roberts would oversee .
1979-1983 Fredrick Baum Andrew Ames Edward Francis-Roberts Samuel Minal Baum's more liberal approach on opening up to the world for tourism, education, and industry was well received, and voters ushered him into office in 1979 over Francis-Robert's attempt at reelection. Baum is known as one of the key leaders that started Freedemia down its current globalization-friendly trajectory, and the Baum Doctrine named after him reflects this some.
1983-1987 Fredrick Baum Andrew Ames Mallory Brown Dixon Rickle Baum's globalization focus would continue through his second term. Freedemia would be a founding member of the Tarephia Cooperation Council in 1984, fully opening up the Freedemian economy to surrounding nations. However, the 1986 oil spill in Mandatory Meilan off the Freedemian coast would shift focus from economy to environment as Freedemians questioned the impact continuing with oil could have. As such, the 1987 election would be more about the future of Freedemia's energy production methods.
1987-1991 Sarah Gerbertson Leroy Stansel Andrew Ames Brandon Lopez VP Ames, originally the favorite for election, would fail to adequately address the sudden environmental movement, as would executive whips Brown and Rickle. This allowed then lesser known mayor Sarah Gerbertson of Vandoveur to jump into office on an environmental focused platform. The Gerbertson administration began a shift away from gasoline towards hybrids and leads to an eventual transition more towards natural gas within Freedemian production and use alongside the hybrids/electric. There was also a shift towards further development and adoption of solar and hydroelectric, along with a doubling down on nuclear. The shift away from gasoline would also lead to significant investment in public transportation and the FreedemiRail network to further improve the system. This period also saw substantial economic growth as Freedemia rode the wave of the tech revolution with the founding of companies like Stepstone Technology.
1991-1995 Sarah Gerbertson Leroy Stansel Hal Boreen Michelle Simpson Former health executive Hal Boreen came close to an upset running on a healthcare reform platform to include basic primary care for all Freedemians and increase access/hospitals in rural areas. Gerbertson would work closely with Boreen to enact many of his ideas. This administration also saw a continued emphasis on infrastructure in relation to environmental health. However, Gerbertson was criticized going into the 1995 election for repeatedly siding with oil and gas companies for natural gas over renewable electric. Many saw this as a betrayal, and Gebertson would lose the support of many of the environmental groups that had kept her in office previously.
1995-1999 Robert Kenderson Doug H. Thomas Harris Graham Marco Nelson Gerbertson and Stansel would choose not to run again due to losing support over the environmental flip-flopping. Boreen would also not run, believing he'd accomplished what he'd set out to with healthcare. This led to former vice executive whip Simpson not having enough support to make it past the primary, and businessman Robert Kenderson would win over Lenseter mayor Harris Graham. Kenderson would enact many policies that directly hurt the lower class in Freedemia, and would later be charged with corruption over creating and using back-room political funding channels.
1999-2003 Harris Graham Marco Nelson Janet O'Brien Cara Harolds
2003-2007 Cara Harolds Anne Redsten
2007-2011 Cara Harolds Anne Redsten
2011-2015 Cara Harolds Anne Redsten
2015-2017 Angela Rosenthal Patrick Houser Thom Morganson Brent Nelson Coming into the election as underdogs, Rosenthal focused on reform to existing political and educational systems in favor of health and equity, while Houser focused on ideas to bring Freedemia further to the forefront of green infrastructure and technology. The combined vision would propel Rosenthal to the win, with Morganson's focus on avoiding international conflict and encouraging Freedemian use of Freedemian products propelling him into second. Morganson would step down in 2017 to take care of his daughter, who developed a rare form of cancer within the first year.
2017-2019 Angela Rosenthal Patrick Houser Brent Nelson vacant Nelson, a former Lawrence mayor, trended slightly more protectionist than Morganson, with some degree of opposition to Freedemia's integration with the TCC and opposition to supporting businesses of surrounding TCC countries "at the expense of Freedemia's own". He frequently fought Rosenthal and Houser on their regional perspective. While this gained him much support in Lawrence state, it drastically lost him support almost everywhere else.
2019-2023 Angela Rosenthal Patrick Houser Katherine Nelzer Lily Mae Clarington A slight upset, due to a large amount of strong candidates making the primary ballot, Nelson would narrowly come in third in the primary, getting knocked out of contention, with Thoughtbite founder Katherine Nelzer and eccentric former Vandoveur mayor Lily Mae Clarington edging out Rosenthal on a campaign centered around cybersecurity, a libertarian approach to sex work and "victimless crimes", and a stronger stand against human rights violations domestically in the inland states and abroad. Rosenthal and Houser would, however, soundly win the runoff with about 62% of the vote.