Her Majesty's portrait in the citadel
By the Grace of God, Queen of Vlasdol
Preceded by: Miss Emily Simpson
Commander in Chief of Her Majesty's Defence Force
Preceded by: Miss Emily Simpson
Succeeded by: N/a
01/10/2002 (age 18)
The Royalist Movement of Vlasdol
His Highness, Crown-Consort Bartholomew Wickes
Royal Tenetenbaum Officer's Academy
"Our enemies surround us from all sides. They trap us into a corner, unfortunately for them, our only way is out."
- Mary IV, Coronation speech
Upon her crowning, Her Majesty found herself in a difficult situation. Never before had Vlasdol been so shattered. What were once the crowning leaders of the world, in just two years became a weak and ruined nation. Thanks to hyper-inflation and the 2 year long Halloween Revolution, resulting in the death of Miss Emily Simpson, Vlasdol has been reduced to a mere fraction of its former self.
As Emily was an only child, Mary IV was the next in line for the throne, as she was descended from Lord Protector Albert III. She studied her Great-Great-Grandfather's political doctrine, how he asserted situational dominance, and how he controlled situations. It's fair to say she's mastered it. And despite having been suddenly thrust into this situation, she makes the most of it.
As a child, she lived very comfortably in the McDowell Estate, she paid close attention and read through all of Albert III's speeches, and mastered his political ability, became well rehearsed in his policies until she was effectively his political clone.
As the descendant of Albert III, Mary IV was pretty well aware she'd be close in line to the throne, once Sir Riley Simpson reinstalled the monarchy.
With the Halloween Revolution, Mary IV quickly joined the Royal Army of Vlasdol, receiving the rank of Major General, due to her political and symbolic importance, her division was kept to the back, but once the Artorian massacres occurred, they were thrust to the frontlines, where she lead them extremely well, despite her being only just 17, using the same control tactics Albert III used to control them, and keep them motivated.
After the war, she obviously survived, and being next in line, was crowned.
Mary IV has only just became the Lord Protector, and in a period of hardship, the Vlasdolian people are eager to see if she rebuild the empire, or guarantees it's extinction
Extreme anti-communist policies
Following the anarcho-communist Halloween Revolution, its safe to say very few Vlasdolians support the communists. Mary IV cannot be counted among them
New Vlasdolian Armed Forces Reformation
With its ruined population, industry and economy, Vlasdol cannot support its en masse army anymore, so it is in the middle of reforming to a smaller, elite force, capable of fast and brutal power projections
The Roaring Lion doctrine
Communism has no place in the modern world, our policies must reflect this.
For & Against
For: Soft power projections, Albert III, loyalty, anti-communism
Against: The communists, betrayal, nations with only hard power
There are very few details available about her life, although resources do indicate an interest in board games
She's the Great-Great-Granddaughter of Albert III
Her crown-consort, Sir Bartholomew Wickes is the Grand Admiral of the Royal Navy of New Vlasdol
“Our enemies surround us from all sides. They trap us into a corner, unfortunately for them, our only way is out.”
“Complacency and arrogance formed the roots of the Old Vlasdolian government. It is my duty, by the Grace of Our Lady to ensure such unacceptability never taints this great nation again.”
"To think of oneself before one's countrymen is an unforgivable crime, one that can never be absolved."