Captain-General of the Free Worlds League

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The rank of Captain-General held by the head-of-state of the Free Worlds League and commander-in-chief of the Free Worlds League Military.

Since 2271 the holder of the rank is usually granted title of Duke of Atreus.[1]

History[edit]

Before the formation of the Star League in 2571, the Captain-Generalcy was a purely military post, appointed by the Free Worlds parliament in times of crisis to prosecute war or mobilize a defense. With the formation of the Star League, the office began to include diplomatic responsibilities.

Due to the Succession Wars, the office underwent major changes. With the onset of the First Succession War the office de facto became a permanent office with the passing of Resolution 288, which enabled the Captain-General to stay in power "for the duration of the emergency".

Lacking a precise definition of "the emergency", it became a hereditary office and slowly but surely accumulated increasing powers and responsibilities. In fact, the power of the Captain-General has waxed and waned since the onset of the Succession Wars.

Still when compared with the other Successor States the Free Worlds League has a rather decentralized and relatively weak government. Much to the frustration of many Captains-General there are certain limits to their authority and powers.

The Home Defense Act in particular made them unable to command the provincial military units without the approval of the provincial leaders and the support of the parliament. The Addendum to the Incorporation, passed by Thomas Marik, eventually solved this particular problem.[2]

List of Captain-Generals[edit]

Name Reign Descent
Non-Succedent Captain-General of the Free Worlds League 2294 - 2573
Juliano Marik[3] 2294, 2297, 2314 - 2318
Danak Selaj[3] 2306 - 2307
Christopher Marik[3] 2319
Terrence Marik[3] 2326 - 2327, 2330 Uncle of Christopher Marik
Philip Marik[4] 2336, 2341 Son of Terrence Marik
Geraldine Marik[4] 2349, 2356, 2364 Daughter of Philip Marik
Mikhail Marik[4] 2364 - 2367 Brother of Geraldine
Allan Marik[4] 2377, 2384, 2391 - 2392 Son of Geraldine
Peter Marik[4] 2392 - 2393, 2396 - 2414, 2416 Son of Allan
Joseph Stewart[5] 2420 Nephew of Peter
Terrence Marik [5] 2427, 2432 2
Peter Marik[5] 2441, 2446, 2448 - 2449 Brother of Terrence
Geralk Marik[5] 2452, 2455 - 2459 Grandson of Peter II
Simone Marik[5] 2459 - 2475 Daughter of Geralk
Carlos Marik[6] 2475 - 2477 Brother of Simone
Brion Marik[6] 2477, 2481 - 2482, 2493, 2496 - 2498, 2502 - 2506, 2508 - 2511 Brother of Carlos
Albert Marik[6] 2511, 2512, 2516 - 2519, 2528 - 2531, 2544, 2551 - 2552, 2571 - 2573
Succedent Captain-General of the Free Worlds League 2573 - ???
Marion[6] 2573 - 2598 Daughter of Albert
Brion II[7] 2598 - 2614 Son of Marion
Rhean[7] 2614 - 2616 Daughter of Brion II
Tomas[7] 2616 - 2618 Nephew of Rhean
David[7] 2618 - 2621 Uncle of Tomas
Tomas (2nd term)[7] 2621 - 2635
Ward[8] 2635 - 2655 Uncle of Tomas
Kernath[8] 2655 - 2671 Son of Ward
Liam[8] 2671 - 2673 Brother of Kernath
Terrence Marik[8] 2674 - 2678 Son of Kernath
Gerald[9] 2678 - 2703
Elise[9] 2703 - 2731 Daughter of Gerald
Boris[9] 2731 - 2734 Nephew of Elise
Elise (2nd term, figurehead only)[9] 2734 - 2740
Bertram[10] 2740 - 2746 Son of Elise
Ewan[10] 2746 - 2763 Son of Bertram
Kenyon[10] 2763 - 2804 Son of Ewan
Thaddeus[10] 2804 - 2821
Charles Marik[11] 2821 - 2854 Son of Thaddeus
Gerald II[11] 2854 - 2861 Son of Charles
Philippa[11] 2861 - 2873 Daughter of Gerald II
Marie[11] 2873 - 2880
James[11] 2880 - 2882 Son of Marie
Elisabeth[12] 2882 - 2917
Samuel[12] 2917 - 2944 Nephew of Elisabeth
Paul[12] 2944 - 2947
Iris[12] 2947
Brock[12] 2947 - 2948 Son of Iris
Thaddeus[13] 2948 - 2963
Stephan[13] 2963 - 2991 Son of Thaddeus II
Janos[13] 2991 - 3035 Son of Stephan
Duncan[13] 3035 - 3036 Nephew of Janos
Thomas (a.k.a. Thomas Halas) 3036 - 3069 impostor, false son of Janos
Corinne 3069 - ??? Niece of the real Thomas Marik
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Captain-General of the Reformed Free Worlds League 3139 - ???
Jessica 3139 - ??? Daughter of Thomas Halas

References[edit]

  1. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 72
  2. Handbook: House Marik, p. 78, "The Captain-General"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Handbook: House Marik, p. 82, "Captains-Generals in History "
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Handbook: House Marik, p. 83, "Captains-Generals in History "
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Handbook: House Marik, p. 84, "Captains-Generals in History "
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Handbook: House Marik, p. 85, "Captains-Generals in History "
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Handbook: House Marik, p. 86, "Captains-Generals in History "
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Handbook: House Marik, p. 87, "Captains-Generals in History "
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Handbook: House Marik, p. 88, "Captains-Generals in History "
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Handbook: House Marik, p. 89, "Captains-Generals in History "
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Handbook: House Marik, p. 90, "Captains-Generals in History "
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Handbook: House Marik, p. 91, "Captains-Generals in History "
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Handbook: House Marik, p. 92, "Captains-Generals in History "

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