Modern versions of Historical figures

Napoleon Bonaparte:

A Corsican Army General who was UMP Prime Minister of France from 1999 to 2004 and President of France from 2007 to 2015. After his resignation as President, he has since joined European politics and has been Secretary-General of the European Union since 2019. He is known for his pro-war stance in the Iraq War.

His son, Napoleon Bonaparte Jr, was Mayor of Paris from 2011 to 2014 and has been a Member of the French Parliament since 2018.
 
Charles von Habsburg: A businessman who has recently been forced to dissolve is Imperial Holdings company after it was deemed monopolistic. The company owned 500,000 kilometers of real estate across the planet, 1,250 theatres (which terms for screenings were exploitive) and much more. He has a son and two daughters and a brother called Ferdinand who has been successful with his business career.
 
Julio Cesaro

Italian soldier and politician of Italan Fascist Party. Rose on high ranks on politics and army. As general he led Italain forces against France on Franco-Italian War in 2007 - 2009. In years 2010 - 2013 he fought succesfully on italian Civil War and managed to oust corrupt Italian government at end of the war with help of Egypt and Greece. In 2014 he was made dictator of Italy. Altough he was quiet benevolent leader there was still strong opposition among conservative politicians. In 2015 one of Cesaro's closest allies Marco Bruto suddenly shot him to death at Italian Senate. This led soon to Second Italian Civil War which ended in 2020.
 
Julio Cesaro

Italian soldier and politician of Italan Fascist Party. Rose on high ranks on politics and army. As general he led Italain forces against France on Franco-Italian War in 2007 - 2009. In years 2010 - 2013 he fought succesfully on italian Civil War and managed to oust corrupt Italian government at end of the war with help of Egypt and Greece. In 2014 he was made dictator of Italy. Altough he was quiet benevolent leader there was still strong opposition among conservative politicians. In 2015 one of Cesaro's closest allies Marco Bruto suddenly shot him to death at Italian Senate. This led soon to Second Italian Civil War which ended in 2020.
He would be Giulio Cesare
 
Henry Tudor: An American Journalist. He is famous for his 2008 case that his Great-Great-Great-Grandfather’s company English Delights belonged to him and not his distant cousin Richard York. The court ruled in his favour and Henry become the owner.
 
Pyrrhos Aiakidai: Greek soccer player known for scoring the winning goal in the 2004 European cup, breaking his ancle badly in doing so, preventing him from playing ever again.
 
Süleyman Osmanoğlu: Turkish Lawmen, known for his contributions to the new constitution and his "magnificent" beard.
 
Cristoforo Colombo: Italian-born businessman and founder of the Spanish-flagged Colombo cruise lines. Colombo operates three main ships, the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria, and is widely credited with introducing European tourists to the Carribean market, but plagued by mismanagement and allegations of unfair labor practices.
 
Ekatarina Anhalt-Zerbst-Romanov: Born 2nd May 1963 from East German parents in the Kaliningrad Oblast of the Soviet Union, her talent, charm, and her political dedication, beginning in youth from her membership to Komsomol, helped her rise as one of the very few women in the Soviet political apparatus. Her profile rose further with her role in defeating an attempt at a coup by Communist hardliners, leading to her place in the cabinet of the first President of Russia following the USSR's dissolution, Karl Petrovsky. However, Petrovsky's incompetence and embarrassing infatuation with American President Fred Hohenz, appearing to lead to one-sided trade deals which wreaked the already shocked Russian economy, caused his brief popularity to plummet with the people.

Leveraging her popularity among women for leading the Soviet-era campaign against alcoholism and social democrats and reformist Communists as Minister of Health and Social Development, and her covert alliances with other members of the cabinet and in the FSB, she arranged the revelation of a corruption scandal between Petrovsky and media oligarchs, minted by his privatisation schemes, to run hostile stories against Petrovsky's opponents for the '96 Presidential election. Petrovsky, his allies, and the oligarchs were pushed out or imprisoned, and Ekatarina edged out a win for herself in the election promising a controlled transition away from the command economy and rebuilding of Russia's social services.

Her policies to combat and reverse the creation of the oligarchs did succeed in reducing their power and providing Russia with desperately-needed funds to re-equip the army and carry out her 'New Cities' projects, construction programmes to build new towns, cities, and neighbourhoods to replace Soviet apartments and to encourage and handle immigration from the other former Soviet republics and even from the West. Policies of tolerance and rapprochement with the post-Communist world (sometimes backed with force), leading to immigration to Russia, as well as reforms to healthcare, family planning, and the marginalisation of vodka in the Russia diet, halted Russia's demographic collapse, and fiscal reform enabled state investments into new businesses to increase the government's revenue further.

Her rescuing of Russia's economy and its great power trappings, as well as her social reforms and her personal projection of sobriety and confidence in her often-voiced "idea of Russia" had won her enormous popularity with the Russian people, leading to a crushing win in the 2000 election, but her programmes to promote participatory budgeting and politics on the local level has been matched with a much-criticised tendency to intolerance of opposition at the federal level, only enhancing the already large degree of power that resides in the Presidency as of the '93 Constitution and employing strategies ranging from conciliatory to nakedly authoritarian to remove the chance of serious challengers for her office. She justifies these measures by stating her role in Russia's history is to serve as an "educational dictator", claiming that power can revert to the Duma when Russia's society has solidified responses to the potential encroachment of "poisonous ideas" like neoliberalism and extreme religious fundamentalism.

Combined in President Anhalt-Zerbst-Romanov is a complex and controversial pattern of championing of Russia's Tsarist and Soviet past, as well as an embracing of (some of) the modern movements from overseas, incorporating everything from social justice in her promotion of indigenous and women's rights, to environmentalism in leading the global movement to reduce carbon emissions, to patronising art movements like Excessivism and even a home-grown subgenre of synthwave termed "Ekatwave". She has proliferated the global profile of Russian culture, from old excellence in ballet to new frontiers in videogames.

Just as she asserts Russia is a modern republic, expressing her admiration of Voltaire and Lincoln in her diplomatic visits to France and the US, she takes on imperial trappings at home, resurrecting the Table of Ranks for the military, politicians, lawyers, and civil servants and merging the state with the various faiths of the empire, having the government sponsor Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist churches and a rise in attendance to those faiths, while prosecuting and removing clergy that rebelled against her modernising decrees of "Abrahamic Socialism". A G8 summit might on paper have put her around fellow presidents and prime ministers, but her red velvet dolman worn over a gold-embroidered muslin tunic, accompanied by diamond jewels and the sashes of reborn orders of nobility, as she condemned with a commanding countenance the "inevitable failures of underregulated capitalism" in the wake of the financial crash, all made it clear that she was something very different to the suited heads of state of western liberal democracies.
 
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Lord Byron: A popular socialite and celebrity known for his many roles in British television and theater. He is also well known for his many trips to Greece due to his love of Greek culture, something of note to many of its inhabitants. While he is married to his wife, he often brings up his many relationships between men and women in talk shows like the Graham Norton Show whenever it is brought up. His daughter Ada Lovelace is a computer programmer living abroad in Silicon Valley working for Google.

W.E.B. DuBois: A well-regarded American historian and professor in New York that runs his own YouTube channel, often discussing black history and the accomplishments of many historical African-American figures throughout its history.

Franz Boas: A German-American anthropologist that specializes in Native American culture and practice, often supporting them in disputes with the American government such as the Dakota Access Pipeline or the injustices against the Navajo/Dine peoples over contaminated water.

Ismail al-Jazari: An Arab engineer that immigrated to the United States in the 80s, eventually landing a job in Boston Dynamics as he became accustomed to robotics. One of his greatest contributions was a viral YouTube video released in 2021 that showed a group of robots playing music as a band without any pre-recorded music while Spot dances.
 
Henry Tudor: An American Journalist. He is famous for his 2008 case that his Great-Great-Great-Grandfather’s company English Delights belonged to him and not his distant cousin Richard York. The court ruled in his favour and Henry become the owner.
How many wives has he had?
 
Cristoforo Colombo: Italian-born businessman and founder of the Spanish-flagged Colombo cruise lines. Colombo operates three main ships, the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria, and is widely credited with introducing European tourists to the Carribean market, but plagued by mismanagement and allegations of unfair labor practices.
Many regard it as no accident that the virulent COVID-19 virus now ravaging the world was first detected
on the NINA(as will never be forgotten, virtually all of the ship’s passengers & crew were infected, with
approximately two-thirds of them tragically perishing. What happened next is, as they say, history,
with US President Donald Trump even frequently calling COVID the Colombo virus).
 
Henry David Thoreau: Environmentalist and social activist known for his leadership of a tax protest movement against U.S. military interventions.

Horace Greeley: Blogger-turned-politician known for his perennial campaigns for office in New York. Served one term in Congress after his opponent was indicted for corruption the week before Election Day.

Mirza Husayn-Ali Nuri: Iranian religious dissident currently living in exile in Turkey
 

Lady Kate

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Johannes Gutenberg: Founder and CEO of a digital publishing company that keeps costs low by publishing only ebooks, not paperbacks. Donor to a project that seeks to digitize every book ever written.
 
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