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 Captains-General of the Free Worlds League[edit]

Name Reign
Temporary Captains-General of the Free Worlds League 22942573
Juliano Marik 2294, 2297, 23142318[3]
Danak Selaj 23062307[3]
Christopher Marik II 2319[3]
Terrence Marik II 23262327, 2330[3]
Philip Marik 2336, 2341[4]
Geraldine Marik 2349, 2356, 2364[4]
Mikhail Marik 23642367[4]
Allan Marik 2377, 2384, 23912392[4]
Peter Marik 23922393, 23962414, 2416[4]
Joseph Stewart 2420[5]
Terrence Marik III 2427, 2432[5]
Peter Marik II 2441, 2446, 24482449[5]
Geralk Marik 2452, 24552459[5]
Simone Marik 24592475[5]
Carlos Marik 24752477[6]
Brion Marik 2477, 24812482, 2493, 24962498, 25022506, 25082511[6]
Albert Marik 2511, 2512, 25162519, 25282531, 2544, 25512552, 25712573[6]
Permanent Captains-General of the Free Worlds League 25733078[3]
Marion 25732598[6]
Brion II 25982614[7]
Rhean 26142616[7]
Tomas 26162618[7]
David 26182621[7]
Tomas (second term) 26212635[7]
Ward 26352655[8]
Kernath 26552671[8]
Liam 26712673[8]
Terrence IV 26742678[8]
Gerald 26782703[9]
Elise 27032731[9]
Boris 27312734[9]
Elise (second term) 27342740[9]
Bertram 27402746[10]
Ewan 27462763[10]
Kenyon 27632804[10]
Thaddeus 28042821[10]
Charles 28212854[11]
Gerald II 28542861[11]
Philippa 28612873[11]
Marie 28732880[11]
James 28802882[11]
Elisabeth 28822917[12]
Samuel 29172944[12]
Paul 29442947[12]
Iris 2947[12]
Brock 29472948[12]
Thaddeus II 29482963[13]
Stephan 29632991[13]
Janos 29913035[13]
Duncan 30353036[13]
Thomas 30363069[14][15][16][17]
Corinne 30693078[15][16][17][18]
Captains-General of the Re-formed Free Worlds League 3139
Jessica 31393148[19][20][21][22]
Nikol 3148–Present[21][22]

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 3.4 Handbook: House Marik, p. 82: "Captains-General in History"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Handbook: House Marik, pp. 83: "Captains-General in History"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Handbook: House Marik, p. 84: "Captains-General in History"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Handbook: House Marik, p. 85: "Captains-General in History"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Handbook: House Marik, p. 86: "Captains-General in History"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Handbook: House Marik, pp. 87: "Captains-General in History"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Handbook: House Marik, p. 88: "Captains-General in History"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Handbook: House Marik, p. 89: "Captains-General in History"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Handbook: House Marik, p. 90: "Captains-General in History"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Handbook: House Marik, p. 91: "Captains-General in History"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Handbook: House Marik, p. 92: "Captains-General in History"
  14. Handbook: House Marik, pp. 93: "Captains-General in History"
  15. 15.0 15.1 Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 73: "New Marik Captain-General Installed"
  16. 16.0 16.1 Blake Ascending, p. 233: "New Marik Captain-General Installed"
  17. 17.0 17.1 Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, p. 19: "Timeline of the Jihad"
  18. Dark Age: Touring the Stars (3130): Volume XXXV: Epitaph for a Realm
  19. Era Report: 3145, p. 25: "Hammerfall and Homecoming"
  20. Era Report: 3145, p. 53: "Free Worlds League"
  21. 21.0 21.1 Shattered Fortress, p. 52: "For the Duration of the Crisis"
  22. 22.0 22.1 Shattered Fortress, p. 100: "Timeline of Events: 3146-3150"

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