Difference between revisions of "First Lord"

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The position of First Lord had little real power during the Second Star League. The second Star League was little more than a paper-tiger, which lacked its own military forces. Furthermore the First Lord was largely powerless to prevent member-nations from leaving.
 
The position of First Lord had little real power during the Second Star League. The second Star League was little more than a paper-tiger, which lacked its own military forces. Furthermore the First Lord was largely powerless to prevent member-nations from leaving.
  
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Only three persons were elected First Lord of the second Star League.
  
 
*The ''First Whitting Conference'' on [[Tharkad]] in [[3058]] saw the resurrection of the Star League and the election of [[Sun-Tzu Liao]] of the [[Capellan Confederation]] as First Lord. He largely misused his position and powers to reconquer lost Capellan territory, managing to reconquer many worlds in the [[Sarna March]] and the whole of the [[St. Ives Compact]].  
 
*The ''First Whitting Conference'' on [[Tharkad]] in [[3058]] saw the resurrection of the Star League and the election of [[Sun-Tzu Liao]] of the [[Capellan Confederation]] as First Lord. He largely misused his position and powers to reconquer lost Capellan territory, managing to reconquer many worlds in the [[Sarna March]] and the whole of the [[St. Ives Compact]].  
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*The ''Second Whitting Conference'' was held on Tharkad in [[3061]]. The result of the election was a tie between [[Katherine Steiner-Davion]] and [[Theodore Kurita]]. With the result being a tie ComStar was called upon to cast the deciding vote. [Anastasius Focht]] refused to vote and resigned, upon which his chosen replacement [[Victor Steiner-Davion]] cast his vote for Theodore Kurita of the [[Draconis Combine]] against his sister.  
 
*The ''Second Whitting Conference'' was held on Tharkad in [[3061]]. The result of the election was a tie between [[Katherine Steiner-Davion]] and [[Theodore Kurita]]. With the result being a tie ComStar was called upon to cast the deciding vote. [Anastasius Focht]] refused to vote and resigned, upon which his chosen replacement [[Victor Steiner-Davion]] cast his vote for Theodore Kurita of the [[Draconis Combine]] against his sister.  
 
   
 
   
*The ''Third Whitting Conference'' was held on [[Marik]] in [[3064]].  
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*The ''Third Whitting Conference'' was held on [[Marik]] in [[3064]]. [[Christian Mansdottir]] of the Rasalague Republic was elected.
  
*The Fourth Whitting Conference was held in the December of [[3067]]. Here, three of the members, [[Sun-Tzu Liao]] of the [[Capellan Confederation]], of the [[Federated Suns]], and of the [[Lyran Alliance]], announced their intention to pull out of the Star League.  
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*The ''Fourth Whitting Conference'' was held in the December of [[3067]]. Here, three of the members, [[Sun-Tzu Liao]] of the [[Capellan Confederation]], [[Yvonne Steiner-Davion]] of the [[Federated Suns]], and [[Peter Steiner-Davion]] of the [[Lyran Alliance]], announced their intention to pull out of the Star League.  
  
 
:A cornered First Lord Christian Mansdottir saw no solution but to call for a vote of no-confidence, hoping that the measure would be defeated and that this show of confidence and unity would persuade the dissenting members to change their minds.  
 
:A cornered First Lord Christian Mansdottir saw no solution but to call for a vote of no-confidence, hoping that the measure would be defeated and that this show of confidence and unity would persuade the dissenting members to change their minds.  

Revision as of 15:08, 22 March 2009

The First Lord of the Star League was the head of state of the Star League, who had full both political and military authority.

The First Lord during the first Star League had full authority to authorize any venture, whether military or political, that he wished. This is most telling in the case of the Reunification War, when First Lord Cameron authorized the conquest of the Periphery nations back into the Star League's authority. The Star Lord also was the traditional commander-in-chief of the Star League Defense Force (SLDF), which acted as a military police force to prevent any outbreaks of conflict amongst what would later become the Successor States.

During the first Star League this position was inherited inside the Cameron family until the childless Richard Cameron was assassinated by Stefan Amaris who also managed to wipe out all known members of the Cameron family. The SLDF, under the command of Aleksandr Kerensky, managed to defeat Amaris's forces in the Amaris-Kerensky Civil War and executed him and his family in retaliation.

Amaris' actions lead to a succession crisis. The powerful House Lords, which were the logical candidates being the most powerful individuals of the Inner Sphere, were simply unable to agree among themselves and each of them claimed the title for himself. This led to the Succession Wars.

Second Star League

The position of First Lord was resurrected during the second Star League. The Inner Sphere was being invaded by the Clans and the resurrection of the Star League and the choosing of a First Lord was intended as an unifying political gesture.

The First Lord would be chosen by the Head's of state of the Inner Sphere from among themselves. Comstar would only vote in the case of a tie. Each term of First Lord was for 3 years and there was no possibility of being re-elected until all the other Head's of state had held the position.

The position of First Lord had little real power during the Second Star League. The second Star League was little more than a paper-tiger, which lacked its own military forces. Furthermore the First Lord was largely powerless to prevent member-nations from leaving.

Only three persons were elected First Lord of the second Star League.

  • The Second Whitting Conference was held on Tharkad in 3061. The result of the election was a tie between Katherine Steiner-Davion and Theodore Kurita. With the result being a tie ComStar was called upon to cast the deciding vote. [Anastasius Focht]] refused to vote and resigned, upon which his chosen replacement Victor Steiner-Davion cast his vote for Theodore Kurita of the Draconis Combine against his sister.
A cornered First Lord Christian Mansdottir saw no solution but to call for a vote of no-confidence, hoping that the measure would be defeated and that this show of confidence and unity would persuade the dissenting members to change their minds.
However despite the provisional membership of the Word of Blake and of the Taurian Concordat the vote of no-confidence passed and the second Star League was dissolved.
The Word of Blake was in disbelief, believing that their pending membership was the fulfillment of a centuries-old prophecy that described the way in which the quasi-mystical order would come to power. Furious the Word of Blake immediatly started the Jihad, sparking a new age of war and massive destruction.

With the dissolving of the second Star League the position of First Lord once again became void.