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Emperor Janius XIV Chrysostom

Federal King of Walachya,
Emperor of Berhakonia
and Defender of the Faith
Janius XIV Chrysostom

Imperial Anthem
Federal Emperor of Berhakonia

Reign:

1517 - Present (10 years)

Cabinet:

67th Wartime Council
257th National Peacetime Council
258th National Peacetime Council
68th Wartime Council
259th National Peacetime Council

King of Walachya

Reign:

1517 - Present (10 years)

Coronation:

1517

Predecessor:

Axeres II Chrysostom

Heir Apparent:

Ruprecht

Cabinet:

475th Walachyan Federal Cabinet

Personal Details

Titles:

The Son of Walachya
The Iron Emperor
The Lion from the North

Religion:

Eastern Orthodox

Alma Matter:

Locastra Imperial University
Edelbekt Institute of Technology
Our Lady of Sorrows Polytechnic
Dreben Military Academy

Born:

1474 (Age 53)
Konnensmar Palace, Dreben, Walachya

Spouse:

Gabriella, Queen of Walachya

Issue:

Ruprecht, Crown Prince
Hansaus, Prince Stantinbaude
Joakim, Prince Iron Islands
Adela, Princess Nor-Dansk

Full Name:

Janius Johannes XIV Chrysostom,
son of Axeres Johannes II Chrysostom,
son of the House of Walachya

House:

Walachya

Father:

Axeres II Chrysostom, Federal Emperor

Mother:

Laila, Ducal House of Freya

Gender:

Male

Military Service

Allegience:

Berhakonia

Branch:

Berhakonian Naval Forces
Walachyan Mobile Infantry
Walachyan Naval Fleet
Walachyan Aerial Forces
Walachyan Deep Space Fleet

Division:

105th Marines
4th Jannisaries
17th Hussars
Joint Task Force Borealis

Wars:

Khallia Plains War
South Omaru Sea Conflict
Matupa Conflict
War in Levitakbr

Years of Service:

1494-1517 (end of active service),
1517-present (Commander-in-Chief of
the Walachyan Armed Forces)

Rank:

Fleet-Admiral
Commander-in-Chief

Awards:

St. Peter's Cross
St. Paul's Cross
St. John Chrysostom Cross
Distinguished Merit Award
Distinguished Service Award
Distinguished Courage Award
Distinguished Courage in the Battlefield
Marksman Badge
Joint Task Force Borealis Lanyard

Other Info

Political Ideology:

Reactionary Monarchism

Economic Ideology:

Market Distributitism

"The only competent ruler is he who serves his people, honors them like the Saints in heaven, and devotes his life to God alone." - Janius XIV Chrysostom
More quotes may be found here.

Emperor Janius XIV Chrysostom is the current leader of the Federal Empire of Berhakonia, and the Federal King of Walachya. Succeeding his father, Axeres II Chrysostom, in 1517, Janius XIV Chrysostom would embark on a "Crusade against the Bureaucracy", and would take several measures to deregulate the market and reinforce values of self-sufficiency, autarky and self-determination.

Janius is well-recieved by his citizens, and has a strong support-base from both the age 40-60 demographic due to his conservative stances on matters of culture and national integrity, as well the age 18-25 demographic due to his relaxed stance on social issues.


















Early Life
Janius XIV Chrysostom was born on 1474 in the Konnensmar Palace of Dreben, the eldest of three children between Emperor Axeres II Chrysostom and his first wife, Laila, Duchess Freya. Throughout his early childhood, Janius demonstrated affluent knowledge and exceptional critical thinking capabilities, having been able to read full paragraphs by the age of 3, and obtaining a grasp over various mathematics operations by age 4. Worried that the exceptional intelligence of his son would become contention for ostricization from peers, Axeres stressed a life built on hard work and integrity, oftentimes enrolling Janius in various martial arts, scouting and cadet programs, teaching his son hunting and wilderness survival, and forcing his son to master at least one trade as a way of teaching humility. As a result of this upbringing, Janius grew very fond of the importance of education in his life, and developed a positive mindset towards the role of education in society. By the age of 15, Janius became fascinated with the Orthodox Church, and had interests in joining the clergy, but was dissuaded from this dream by his responsibilities as future Emperor of Berhakonia. Joining the Berhakonian Naval Forces by age 20, Janius woud continue to alternate between active duty and civilian service throughout much of his post-secondary education. Janius would continue to graduate from Locastra University with dual-degrees in Philosophy and Computer Science and would recieve his major in machine-learning at the Edebekt Institute of Technology (ETI). Following this, Janius would go on for two extra years of schooling to obtain his journeyman's diploma in industrial electrics.
Military Service
Janius began his service in the Berhakonian Naval Forces as a private in the fifth fleet, but was later attached to the 105th Marine division as a marksman. Janius gained quick experience and was moved into the rank of Division-Seargent Second Class and moved to the prestigious 4th Jannisary Division, during which, he would lead in four major offensive operations during the Khallia Plains War. The 4th Jannisaries would eventually be merged with the 17th Hussar Division to form the Joint Task Force Borealis (JTF-B), of which Janius would take head temporarily.

In 1503, Janius would be switched over to civilian duty, by request, to take leadership over a naval engineer and software division specializing mostly on encryption. Janius would head several proxy tests, quickly putting good use to his knowledge to encrypt over 1027 vital and non-vital documents for transport between and out of war-zones. For the next 7 years, Janius would maintain this role, before becoming promoted to Fleet-Admiral and taking command over the 505th Leviathan Fleet for the next 4 years before taking a less direct command role in managing logistics lines until his coronation in 1517, and his honorable discharge from the Naval Forces.
Reign and Ideology
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Policies
Since taking power Janius XIV Chrysostom has enacted a series of policies, they have resulted in:

  • Consolidation of influence in the Iron Ocean Defense Agreement

  • Enactment of the Northern Nuclear Proliferation Treaty

  • Reduction of national expenditure by 37%

  • Reduction of Income Tax to 4.49%

  • Creation of the Worker Self-Management Program: Designed to grant workers and labourers more autonomy over business dealings

  • National Education Revitilization Policy: Berhakonia has now been ranked 4th place globally in education and literacy

  • Increased subsidies to Information Technology

  • Full repeal of the HUSSAR Surveilance Act

  • Increased Defense Forces spending by 19%

  • Lease of Fenarin Islands in exchange for ports and dockyards along the Dresaran coast (1211 Vulges Agreement)

  • Total withdrawl of troops from the Matupa Conflict

  • Construction of several cathedrals in Walachya and Stannismarck

Political Opinions
Janius had penned several essays to his academic colleagues and close friends on his personal views of the material-existential dialectic. Among which, contained various critiques of the state of government and of the military. Janius developed a view of society as the basest interactions between individuals, rather than a combined body of all citizens. Janius argued that the spontaneous nature of society was entirely dependent on the presence of human interaction, and believed that a strong nation required ideal conditions for perfecting the composite neural structure of free interaction between individuals. To help achieve this, Janius created a five-point methodology to bridge the gaps between all aspects of the needs and wants of the individual, these five points comprise of Life, Liberty, Morale, Social-Competence and Realpolitik.

Life
Stressing the importance of Christianity and God in his personal life, Janius has strived hard to enshrine the right to life within his nation. Since his reign, legislation have been passed to abolish and outlaw of the practices of euthanasia and abortion, and to prevent the eventual legalization of such, should the legality of such matter ever come into question. Janius has also taken a harsher stance on capital punishment than his predecessors, limiting the usage of the punishment to only the most severe crimes.

Liberty
Maintaining a fairly laissez-faire approach on social and economic liberties, Janius has taken several strides to deregulate the Market, cut funding to special interest groups, lower income tax and repeal previous anti-trust laws, as well as ease restrictions on certain recreational drugs and securing freedoms for previously marginalized groups. Since his reign, Janius has also experimented in introducing a self-dubbed "Capitalist-Distributist" system in certain parts of the country, granting rights to the formation of landowner co-operatives in rural areas, along with the passing of the Worker Self-Management Program, designed to grant labourers more autonomy over business dealings.

Morale
During his tenure in the Federal Council, Janius has demonstrated a passion for boosting national defence by diverting spending to fund the troops. Janius has also enshired the importance of culture and tradition in unifying a nation of staunch individuals, and has set up several policies to ensure the survival of Berhakonian tradition. Charity and respect for the unfortunate can also be used as a great force for uniting the people. As of 1224, Janius passed a new legislation requiring all members of the Congress, Senate and Judiciary to donate a portion of their incomes to recognized charitable organizations.

Faith
As a fundamental pillar of his life, Janius has devoted a considerable portion of the national budget towards funding and financing the Church, paying for the construction of new cathedrals and monasteries, the operation of various charities and hospitals and the commissioning of new icons and holy symbols .

Realpolitik
Janius has avoided the passing of increasingly populist bills, and has vetoed various bills deemed "radical and unnecessary".

Pro and Anti

  • Pro: Absolute/Federal Monarchism, Christian Theocracy, Eastern Orthodoxy, Eastern Theology, Palamism, Hesychasm, Enlightened Absolutism, Paternal Autocracy, Burkean Conservatism, Congressionalism, Distributist economics, Rhine Capitalism, Realpolitik, Cultural Nationalism, Arms Ownership, Political Integrity, Charity

  • Neutral: Narcotics Use, Drug Legalzation, Jingoism, Political Sabatoge, Foreign Intervention, Syndicalist/Corporatist/Mercantilist Economics, Roman Catholicism

  • Anti: Populism, Democracy, Secularism, Degeneracy, Fascism, National-Bolshevism, Marxism, Strasserism, Socialism, Welfare, Moral-Relativism, Primitivism, Heresy, Thomism, Western Theology, Protestantism, Corruption

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