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Nicolas Furia, President of Langenia

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Nicolas Furia


Official portrait of Nicolas Furia, with the banner of the presidency behind him, upon assuming office in 2014.

President of Langenia

In office: May 1, 2014-present

Preceded by: Joaquin Avila
Succeeded by: Nicolas Furia is still in office

Prime Minister of Langenia

In office: 2013-2014

Preceded by: [REDACTED]
Succeeded by: Nicolas Furia is still in office

Director of the National Security Service

In office: August 25, 2011-April 29, 2012

Preceded by: Santiago Rivas
Succeeded by: Julieta Padilla

Secretary of the Security Council

In office: 2011-2014

Preceded by: Santiago Rivas
Succeeded by: Julieta Padilla

Personal Details

Born: Nicolas Pablo Furia
May 31st 1970
Bogota, Langenia

Political Party: Republican Party of Langenia (2004-present)

Spouse: Isabella Furia (m. 1999)

Children: Diego Furia (b. 2006), Sofia Furia (b. 2008)

Residence: Presidential Palace, Aragon

Education: National Military Academy
Harvard University

Website: Website

Military Service

Years of Service: 1992-2013

Branch/Service: National Army of Langenia

Rank: Colonel

Battles/Wars:
Internal Conflict in Langenia
•Colombian conflict
•Peruvian conflict
First Avalon War
Iraq War

Nicolas Pablo Furia (born May 31, 1970) is a Langenian politician, lawyer, and former military and intelligence officer who has served as President of Langenia and Chairman of the Republican Party of Langenia since 2014. He also served as director of the National Security Service from 2011 to 2012, Prime Minister of Langenia from 2012 to 2014, and Secretary of the Security Council from 2011 to 2014. Finally, he was a deputy in the National Assembly from 2006 to 2014.

Furia was born in Bogota in 1970 as the Second Langenia War raged. However, most of his childhood was spent living in the Bogota area following the end of the war, as well as living for a time in the United States. He was admitted to the Langenian Military Academy in 1988 and graduated in 1992. In addition, Furia would meet his wife Isabella Furia during his time as a cadet at the academy. He was commissioned as a lieutenant in the army following his graduation from the Langenian Military Academy. From there he would serve with distinction in the military for the next decade. In 2001 he joined the Republican Party of Langenia (RPL) and began to rise to political prominence from here by making political connections. Furia worked at the Ministry of State Security from 2004 to 2010, as part of its National Security Service branch. In this position, he rose through the ranks in the agency and worked in counterintelligence and counterterrorism. Next he joined the administration of President Joaquin Avila and become close to Avila, succeeding Avila as President upon the latter's retirement from politics in 2014. Since then, Furia has sought to make Langenia a great power of the world stage, intervening in other countries, building up military power, growing the economy, etc. Observers have widely reported a cult of personality developing around him, however at home he remains popular for the benefits he has brought to the country, for example preventing Langenia from being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, curbing corruption, and improving living conditions and the economy.

Early Life and Military Career



Nicolas Furia was born in Bogota, Langenia, the largest city in the region of Colombia, on May 31, 1970 as the Second Langenia War raged. Both of his parents were guerillas, part of the network of insurgents set up by East Langenia on West Langenian territory. Notably, his father was a East Langenian military intelligence officer sent to Bogota to set up an insurgent cell after leaving combat duty following an injury. Only two years after Furia was born, the war ended with Langenia's reunification following East Langenia's conquest of the West, and Furia's parents went on to become prominent businesspeople. Furia also has a younger sister. He attended a local Catholic school near his home in Bogota during the first years of his life. Although Furia's family was from from a lower-class background, with his father and mother having been the children of rural farmers, Furia and his family lived a middle-class lifestyle which his parents achieved through their military service and profits from their business. His family moved to a suburb in the Los Angeles area in the United States in 1983, where they spent the next five years. After graduating from high school in the US, Furia and his family moved back to Langenia in 1988. At the same time, with the encouragement of his father he enrolled in the Langenian Military Academy. He graduated from the Langenian Military Academy in 1992 after completing a period as an exchange cadet at the United States Military Academy (West Point), being commissioned as a lieutenant in the National Army of Langenia.

After graduating from the academy, Furia became part of the National Army of Langenia Special Forces Command, passing the rigorous training course. Furia was assigned as an officer in an airborne special forces unit, in which he commanded a platoon and later company of paratroopers. He would serve four years in the aforementioned airborne brigade. Furia enrolled at Harvard Law School in 1992 and graduated in 1996 with a JSD law degree, although his duties as a military officer following graduation from the Langenian Military Academy meant that he would end up frequently flying back and forth between Langenia and US. Following his graduation from Harvard Law School Furia was selected to become a member of the Special Forces Reaction Group, the secretive elite unit of the Langenian Army that during the time was part of the Military Intelligence Directorate, the military intelligence arm of the Langenian Armed Forces. As a result, this post made Furia a military intelligence officer, which he would work as for the next eight years. Furia was part of the Special Forces Reaction Group from 1996 to 2000, in which he participated in the First Avalon War and in the fight against communist insurgents in Colombia and Peru. During his time as an active-duty army officer, he also worked as a lawyer in the Judge Advocate General corps of the Langenian Army. After leaving the Special Forces Reaction Group at the end of the First Avalon War in 2000, Furia continued to work as a military intelligence officer. He worked in this position for his final four years on active-duty military service.

The exact nature of his work in the military intelligence during those four years remains unknown and classified, although it is speculated that Furia assisted in espionage and counterterrorism operations. During his 12 years of active-duty service, he participated in the Colombian and Peruvian conflicts against communist insurgents, fought in the 1998-2000 First Avalon War, and was deployed overseas as part of the 2003 invasion of Iraq as a military intelligence officer with Langenian forces part of the US-led coalition. In 2004 he transferred to the army reserve to focus on his legal and political career. He would fully retire from the army in 2013 with the rank of colonel when he became Prime Minister of Langenia.

Rise in Politics



In 2001 Furia joined the Republican Party of Langenia (RPL). He joined the National Security Service branch of the Ministry of State Security the same year, a job he would work at until 2010. As part of the National Security Service (which is Langenia's principal security agency), Furia worked in counterintelligence and counterterrorism, targeting communist terror groups and dangerous criminal groups. Notably, he proposed the formation of a dedicated NSS commando unit for counterterrorism as responsibility for fighting insurgencies was handed over from the military to the security services. As a result, the GEIR unit was established with Furia as its first commander for the first two years of its existence.

In 2006 he became the Bogota area's deputy in the National Assembly, a post he would hold until 2014. Furia moved to Aragon in 2010 with his family to join the administration of President Joaquin Avila. Avila made him an advisor concerning legal and national security matters. He occupied this position for one year, until 2011. In 2011 Furia was appointed director of his old employer, the National Security Service branch of the Ministry of State Security, and was also made Secretary of the Security Council of Langenia. Taking a liking to the ambitious young politician, in 2012 Avila appointed him as Prime Minister of Langenia.

This cabinet post would serve as a launchpad that would prove important on Furia's rise to the presidency. By this time Furia had become close to Avila, and the latter declared his approval of Furia as his successor. With the approval of the National Assembly Furia was also made Prime Minister of the country and gained a seat in the RPL's Supreme Council of party leaders. Utilizing his post as Prime Minister, Furia led a crackdown on terrorism and crime, overseeing the destruction of the communist insurgency cells in the jungles of Colombia and Peru as well as the prosecution and dissolution of drug cartels. Finally, Avila retired early near the end of his presidential term in 2014. He was succeeded by Furia as acting president, and Furia became fully elected president after winning the 2014 presidential election. Furia had gone from relative obscurity to the national spotlight in the past four years, and was popularly seen as a young, charismatic leader capable of bringing much positive change to the country.

Leadership



Once Furia had settled into his role he immediately got to work. At the beginning of his rule he managed to completely bring Langenia out of the recession caused by the 2008 international economic crisis. Despite relations with the US being strained at the start of his administration he managed to reconcile with the Americans at the beginning of the Trump administration and maintain Langenia's major non-NATO ally status gained during the early 2000s at the beginning of the War on Terror. In addition, the relationship with the Russians became stronger under Furia's rule to a level not seen since the middle of the Cold War, at the height of the Langenian-Soviet alliance. He has played a careful tiptoe game around the US-Russia rivalry, maintaining friendly relations with both countries. Furia has been wary of the People's Republic of China's growing power in the Pacific and globally. He has sought to counter that, expanding Langenian influence abroad and projecting power, joining the United States in containment of Xi Jinping's China, improving relations with the Americans even more. He is also supportive of a strong armed forces, to which he has allocated more funds to their budget and provided with brand-new equipment.

Observers have noted he maintains an excellent relationship with the armed forces and intelligence agencies. At home, he is supportive of conservative policies, popular among the vehemently conservative Langenian population. At the start of his rule he initiated an anti-corruption campaign, declaring corruption a "disease" in Langenia. Critics have called it a tool to purge his political rivals, but supporters say it has curbed corruption in Langenia. Furia maintains a vehement pro-life stance, which he says that nothing will make him change. He is considered a controversial figure. Critics of Furia call him an autocrat and right-wing dictator responsible for the deterioration of human rights in Langenia, citing an increase in surveillance and censorship, the development of a cult of personality, the incorporation of his political thoughts into state and party ideology, the virtually unchecked power of the military and intelligence agencies, and the removal of term limits. However, others call him a people's strongman, citing his support from the majority of the Langenian people, who are known for their conservatism and thus supportive of his policies, as well as improving living conditions in Langenia, destruction of terrorist groups, protecting Langenia from COVID-19, an anti-corruption campaign, and the rapid economic growth that has turned Langenia into one of the most powerful economies in the world.

Personal Information



Furia married Isabella Navarro, the daughter of one of the wealthiest and prestigious families in Langenia, in 1999. They had met in 1990 while Furia was a young cadet at the Langenian Military Academy and Navarro was in college. Initially the couple frequently lived apart due to their professional lives, Isabella participating in her family's business while Furia continued his military service. However, they remained closde, after Furia left active-duty in the military, the couple started living in the national capital Aragon. They have two children: a son named Diego Furia, born in 2006, and a daughter named Sofia Furia, born in 2008. The family has four dogs: a Golden Retriever, a Shiba Inu, an Akita, and a Peruvian viringo. The family has homes in the Presidential Palace in Aragon, an estate in suburban areas west of Aragon, considered the suburban residence of the President of Langenia, and a summer home in eastern Langenia, in the Amazon jungle beside the river.

Isabella has played an obvious role as First Lady, hosting high-profile foreign guests in Langenia, and it is reported she may have some political influence of her own. Furia's family is said to have multiple business interests, but it is said that he does not participate in them.

Furia and a business partner co-founded a multinational law firm in 2004 which operates in Langenia and the United States. Furia left the firm following his ascension to the presidency, however observers have noted that it continues to remain active. In addition, it has been observed that Furia's parents and sister and Isabella's family jointly maintain a conglomerate with headquarters in Langenia and the US, which owns companies in construction, media, other industries, however, this conglomerate had some of its assets sold during Furia's anti-corruption campaign.

Personal Trivia

  • >Yes, Furia did hit himself in the face with a rifle during military training in the 1990s.
    >Yes, his wife did dunk him in cold water at the SoMac Christmas Fete, and he got drunk there for the first time in his life as well.
    >Yes, if you enrage him you disappear.
    >Finally, yes, the picture is none other than Nayib Bukele, President of El Salvador.

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