OOC: This is based on my KR gameplay, however I gonna only say things about america, so you have a free hand to describe the rest of the world if you are european, asian, african or you just want to comment like you was. Let's begin, and remember that if you are a american you need to insert yourself on the context to comment about him. George Van Horn Moseley (September 28, 1874 – November 7, 1960). 33rd president of the United States of America When the american civil war began on early 1937, no one could have ever expected to end in the way it did, not the war per se, but the USA. I finished reading the biography of the american stratocrat but some info can only be taken by talking with people, so I came here to discuss with you about what is your opinion on him, especially for americans. He rose to power by leading the main push towards DC and New York during the second american civil war, taking the capital without a fight and later helped Field Marshall Patton on his rusty belt campaign, earning a lot of prestige as both marched into Chicago and took the pic shaking hands back in '38 over a burned flag of the CSA after the city center was secured, just weeks before the capitulation of the CSA. By the end of 1939 with the surrender of the Remnants of the pacific it seemed that Huey Long and the unionist faction had won the war, until Long simple vanished. There are some conspiracy theories that the own FBI did that with him but as many documentaries shows and even the opened FBI and CIA files seems to prove that they really couldn't find any major leads¹. He collaborated the most he could with Huey's wife and the congress but after being unable to find Long the government hosted a huge ceremony on his tribute in memorian and he was elected for four more years. Back in 1940 no one could expect that he would rule for so long. From 1940 until 1956 Moseley led the United States of America, and his stratocratic policies continued being the norm until the 1980s reforms (even tough you can see some portraits of him or his sucessors on some official buildings). In one hand he turned the USA in the main industrial powerhouse of the Earth and pushed the living standart to the hightest just scant years after the end of the civil war (in fact by 1952 the american GDP was almost twice the german one), on another hand he did that through corporativist cooperation with many national monopolies and strong state intervention, while scrapping Long's plans for social justice reform, many people were almost worked to death on 12 hours a day 7 days a week working journeys in extremely crowded industrial centers and the market became very oligopolized, usually with one or two american monopoly companies controlling a entire sector (like the GM-Ford in the case of vehicles) with the only competition coming from foreign factories (like Opel, Porsche or Renault). Moseley granted tax breaks for the rich while reduced the nation bureocracy (at least on the economic side, we talk about the administration later). The main point that usually is pointed against him is the fact that he was not only a anti semite, but he remade america on his vision. The whole administration was reworked and the state per se became a de facto stratocracy, of the 49 states by 1956, 43 had local army men as their leaders, the boy scouts of america got militarized, the education system became a technocratical-militaristic one to both indocrinate the populace and also produce the minds of the future for the military industrial complex, at the same time that education was made free and became acessible for the whole population. The executive could overrule the congress since the War powers comitte reenacted martial law (that got only lifted in the 1980s!!!) and thus he had a free reign to militarize more and more the nation, the black chambers operation, the ever active FBI and the military police brought pride and fear for the common american, as the USA became the most authoritarian state on earth without crossing into totalitarism (like Mosleyite britain), parades became common while the US army became the state of the art example for the rest of the world, Patton took a lot of effort to build the armoured corps and succesfully made it even better than the german counterparts. The level of repression still causes a lot of debate today, even on his biography it is noticed that while the repressive apparatus was tremendous, it hardly was used because the nation was too eausted from the civil war and the FBI was too effective on finding possible agitators and eliminating them before they could create dissent, in general the average american could live a perfectly normal life enjoying a good living standart, in expense for the poor american who worked 12 hours to make his car and could only strike with previous government approval, something that hardly came. The stratocrat anti semite views also resulted on the flight of many jewish american figures to europe, the Rotschilds even described him as "The Codreanu of america" based on the anti semite dictator of Iron Guard Romania. Alltought he didn't went forward with harsher plans against the jewish community or the black community as proposed by radicals, the flight of the jewish capital to europe left a hole on american economy and a moral stain in the once proud home of the free that is only being slowy fixed now with reparations for affected families, but still a very slow process. The only remarkable good point of his administration on the ethical side is that he crushed the Silver legion and exposed their plans to turn black neighbourhoods into communities based on the native american reservations, and later his suessors ended the segregation, but in general his position towards the racial conflicts in america were apathetic, different from Huey Long that was openly against segregation and even some of Moseley subordinates who lead mixed race units. By 1956, with his health failling and at the same time claiming that he had finished his plans and a new leader was needed to keep reforming america towards the future he declared that he wouldn't "run" again for presidency, not that he was elected since the president was elected by the congress that was a pawn of the war powers comitte, so a new president was indirectly elected and kept the Stratocracy going on. He died in 1960 on war brought mourning in most of america, but also commemorations on the american exiles in Canada, South America and Europe, with even a famous pic showing a restaurant selling free burguers in Germany in commemoration of Moseley death. He's buried on Washington DC close to the Washington Monument on a mausoleum along with his wife. Finished the description, I want to know, what do you think of him? My personal opinion is that he is something like a "magnificent bastard", he cleary was a dictator and so built the strongest state on earth after the civil war, not a good person by any means, not a example to be followed, but still someone pragmatic and inteligent enought to execute his morally evil plans in perfection and to turn america to what he wanted with all the obstacles being slowy removed. I believe that on the future, now that the redemocratization is happening slowy in the last 30 years, we might see more about his crimes, and I wouldn't be surprised to find even worse things than the described above, so please, help me to change my mind if you desagree. ¹Went for the route of succesfully covering the B. plot. Usually theories that he killed Long are dismissed as conspiracy theories without much backing, alltough the opposition openly declares that he was behind the whole plan.