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Farrokh Daikutt {WIP}

Farrokh Daikutt


Daikutt in 1979

In office:
January 25, 1972 - December 16, 1981

Preceded by: Kais Al Abidine Baldemore
Succeeded by: Marie BonAztire

Deputy Supreme Leader

Supreme Leader:
Kais Al Abidine Baldemore

In office:
July 21, 1954 - January 26, 1972

Preceded by: Office Established
Succeeded by: Office Abolished

Personal Details

Born:

May 8, 1914,
Watchomond, Crossoveria

Died:

November 7, 2002
(aged 88)
Crossoveripolis, Crossoveria

Nationality:

Crossoverian

Political Party:

Independence Party

Spouse(s):

Waqia Scholzarts

Children:

3

Education:

Watchomond University
- Degree in Political Science

Religion:

Islam


Emblem of Crossoveria

Farrokh Daikutt, (May 8, 1914 - November 7, 2002) also known as Fritz, was a Crossoverian politician and revolutionary who served as the 2nd Supreme Leader of Crossoveria from 1972 until he was deposed in a coup d'état in 1981. He also served as Deputy Supreme Leader under Kais Al Abidine Baldemore for 17 years prior to his ascension as Supreme Leader.

Born in 1914, Daikutt's family was impacted by the Great Depression, and joined the Freedom Opposition Movement of Crossoveria to oppose and advocate for the overthrow of the king. Because of his revolutionary activities, he was exiled like so many fellow FOC members to the Leaf Islands. In exile, he joined forces with leading revolutionary Kais Al Abidine Baldemore and became a devoted believer of the Welayat il-Aman ideology. Daikutt was a leading figure in the Crossoverian Revolution of 1954, and after overthrowing the monarchy, he was appointed Deputy Supreme Leader by Baldemore, who had become the country's first Supreme Leader. He served as Deputy Supreme Leader for 18 years, becoming Supreme Leader following Baldemore's assassination in 1972. During that time, he helped the new government establish relations with other countries through diplomacy.

For his 9-year tenure as Supreme Leader, Daikutt headed an authoritarian regime in Crossoveria similar to his predecessor and successors. Detractors criticized him for perpetrating Crossoveria's already poor human rights record, and a gradual increase in corruption. Daikutt was in power during the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and the first years of the Iran-Iraq War that followed. Daikutt had funded the revolution due to the already existing tensions between Crossoveria and the Pahlavi Dynasty and aided and fought alongside Iran during the War with Iraq. His decision to get involved in the war was controversial among the people, and made Daikutt far less popular. The disconnection between Daikutt and his people led to a popular coup in 1981, leading to his deposition and the rise of Marie BonAztire, the coup leader who was a military officer, as the new Supreme Leader. Daikutt was put under house arrest that year, and died in 2002 after 21 years under government confinement.

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Early Life


Farrokh Daikutt was born on May 8, 1914, in Watchomond, located in the Crossoverian province of Watchmoland. He was the oldest son of Umar Daikutt, a security guard at a factory in Watchomond, and Naima Fiquztor, a housewife. Daikutt grew up in a moderate-income house as a child, but when the Great Depression hit Crossoveria (which was more severe in Crossoveria due to centuries of economic instability prior), his family moved into a shanty town, and Daikutt temporarily left school to help out in the family during the first-half of the depression. Daikutt was employed in the factory where his father was recently dismissed as security guard. He was also began to be self-taught, using any resource that was avaliable to him to make up for the schooling unavaliable to him.

When economic conditions began to steadily improve again, Daikutt quit his job and returned to school. Despite poor education for a few years, his family managed to get him enrolled in Watchomond University. He got a degree in Political Science for his graduation in 1937. Unfortunately, he was unable to find a job, as Crossoveria was still in the midst of economic depression. Daikutt also didn't have enough money to get his parent's finances back to normal, and continued to live in their shanty house.

Rise in Politics



Daikutt as an officer of the FOC, 1937
Two years prior to his graduation, a tax was implemented on the people from the monarchic regime. People were forced to give a portion of their grain to the king, who was accussed of being the only benefit of the tax. Daikutt was opposed to the tax, later claiming that it was unfair. A vocal critic of the tax, named Kais Al Abidine Baldemore, was holding a rally to declare his opposition to not only the taxation, but also against the monarchy itself. Daikutt attended Baldemore's speech (Baldemore did not yet recognize Daikutt in the audience) disguised as an elderly man. Daikutt became inspired by the words of Kais Al Abidine Baldemore, and following his graduation, began opposition to the monarchic rule. In 1936, he discovered and joined the Freedom Opposition Movement of Crossoveria, which Baldemore was already a member of.

In 1937, he went to Crossoveripolis to hear Baldemore speak again, at the Public Square. In the speech, Baldemore directly denounced the newly-instated king Beowulf II as "incompetent", and that the people would be grateful for his departure if he failed to fix the problems in Crossoveria soon. This speech got Baldemore arrested and exiled, and many FOC members followed suit, including Daikutt, for their activities against the royal crown. The place of exile for FOC members were called the Leaf Islands, a series of islands off the coast not yet claimed by Crossoveria.

Exile
Daikutt fled to the Leaf Islands in 1943, where he and his other FOC members met. Daikutt had continued his revolutionary activity in exile, until he learned of Baldemore's new philosophy, Welayat Il-Aman, or Guardianship of the Sage. It laid the foundation of a new form of government, often called a theodemocracy, where decisions of elected positions of power are decided by a "Supreme Leader". Baldemore, having founded this ideology, would become Crossoveria's Supreme Leader should the revolution succeed.

In March 1945, Daikutt met Baldemore personally, and was later granted access to Baldemore's speeches and announcements which were on tape machines. These tape machines containing Baldemore's statements were smuggled into Crossoveria by members of the FOC not exiled by the royal crown. The recordings were meant to radicalize more Crossoverians into anti-monarchic sentiment, which will lead to a revolution and Baldemore's inevitable appointment as Supreme Leader. Daikutt was insturmental in this because he was the one distributing the tape machines with the recordings to fellow FOC members.

Baldemore and Daikutt remained in exile until 1954, the year that oversaw the deposition of the monarch Beowulf II. It started in January, where protests against the king's actions against the FOC turned into a fullscale revolution. Months of violent protests and crackdowns from the royal monarchy defined the situation in Crossoveria for the first half of that year, until June 21, when Beowulf II fled to Iran. Two weeks after the king fled, Daikutt, accompanying Baldemore, returned to Crossoveria to a joyous crowd, having achieved victory. On 20 July 1954, a referendum was held whether or not to implement Welayat Il-Aman and establish a government based on its ideas. Because of Baldemore's huge popularity, the referendum passed, with Baldemore becoming the country's Supreme Leader.


Daikutt as Deputy Supreme Leader, 1956

Deputy Supreme Leader


Since Farrokh Daikutt was a leading figure in the Crossoverian Revolution, he was appointed by Baldemore to be the Deputy Supreme Leader. Daikutt remained the Deputy Supreme Leader for 17 years, and as Deputy, he was responsible for helping Baldemore craft new laws and advised him in fields like education and healthcare. However, he was also seen as an authoritative leader, being instrumental in advising Baldemore on cracking down on political dissent, saying that it "was necessary in order to preserve the values of the revolution." In 1957, after a failed CIA coup attempt, Daikutt declared that the state-of-emergency Baldemore issued a week later shall be implemented so that no one would commit treason against the state again.

Daikutt was seen as a representative of Baldemore whenever he went to foreign countries. Daikutt visited countries with friendly ties to Crossoveria at the time and countries he planned to build diplomatic ties with. During his trips, he, alongside Baldemore, established friendly relations with Alergian President Ahmad Ben Bella, Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, and the Presidents of Venezuela. In Africa, Daikutt was openly supportive of anti-colonialist movements, and helped finance independence movements. Because of his diplomacy as Deputy Supreme Leader, Crossoveria remains friendly with Tunisia, Venezuela, and Algeria, but diplomatic ties with Egypt were severed, after the Shah of Iran, a country which until the Iranian Revolution was extremely hostile to Crossoveria, called Egyptian President Anwar Sadat his "dear brother".

Supreme Leader


Daikutt had been injured in the assassination of Baldemore in January 1972 by pro-Western dissenter Samis Tanji. Following Baldemore's death, Daikutt became the 2nd Supreme Leader of Crossoveria.


Daikutt about to make a speech in front of
Crossoverians, 1975

Preserving Baldemore's legacy
Being a believer of the Welayat Il-Aman theory, and formerly Baldemore's Deputy Supreme Leader, Daikutt felt that, as Crossoveria's Supreme Leader, he was responsible for preserving the legacy of his predecessor. During his tenure, a cult of personality circulating around Baldemore expanded. But because Daikutt was Supreme Leader, there was a personality cult of him also.

In 1977, when a mausoleum being built for the late Supreme Leader was finished, Daikutt ordered Baldemore's gravesite to be relocated from its original site in Baldemore Cementary to the Masoleum of Kais Al Abidine Baldemore. Daikutt also declared the day of Baldemore's passing a national holiday, so that people could pay tribute to the revolutionary and Supreme Leader.

Human and Anthro Rights
Just like his predecessor, Daikutt governed Crossoveria through an authoritarian manner, which included suppression of dissent. Human rights violations continued under his reign, and in November 1972, Daikutt announced that Western-styled democracy was illegitimate for the cause of the Revolution. In 1973, he ordered the arrest of 16 human rights activists in Assateague and ordered them all to be executed by firing squad. In 1975, Daikutt forbade the broadcasting of all Western movies on television and showing them in theaters, being punishable by forceful closure. That same year, a theater in Watchomond was forcefully shut down because it showed the 1973 animated film Charlotte's Web. All of its staff were sentenced to life imprisonment, and the audience was subsequently imprisoned for 6 months.

Religious freedoms were also abysmal under Daikutt, but according to international observers, were "nothing compared to the religious freedoms situation under successor Marie BonAztire", who in 1995 outlawed all religions except Hefflism and Islam. However, it is said that Daikutt had preferred these two religions to be practiced in Crossoveria solely.

However, just like Baldemore, Daikutt was supportive of Anthro rights. In a speech in 1973, he stated:

I consider the rights of the anthropomorphic animal to be a fundamental part of our revolution, where liberty for humans under this new government will be granted to the anthropomorphics as well. Any prejudice against a significant portion of our entire population would be a wrongdoing, and must be punished accordingly.

In 1975, he appointed Seiji Zorori, an anthro fox, as the Army General, and publicly stated that he would be of great advice for him should Crossoveria get involved in any war.


Daikutt meeting Tunisian President
Habib Bourguiba in 1980

Economy and corruption
Daikutt's tenure as Supreme Leader was marred by endemic corruption in the country. Over the course of his nine-year service, Crossoveria lost over $2.5 billion to corruption. Daikutt also appointed his associates and family to various posts, and his son Kais Daikutt was projected to be Farrokh's successor by many until he was overthrown in a coup in 1981. Daikutt himself had a net worth of $50 million by the end of 1980, and had various mansions and villas throughout the nation. As a result of corruption, inflation rates were rising, reaching 8% by September 1981, and unemployment was at around the same amount. This was seen as a leading cause that led to the coup that overthrew Daikutt.

Foreign Relations
During his tenure as Supreme Leader, Daikutt thrived on having Crossoveria build better diplomatic ties with other countries neutral during the Cold War. But during his tenure as Supreme Leader, he saw remarkable changes in relations, especially with countries like Egypt and Iran.

Daikutt had been friendly with Egypt during his Deputy Supreme Leadership, but after President Anwar Sadat took over, Daikutt distanced Crossoveria from Egypt as much as possible, seeing that he was trying to make an alliance with Crossoveria's main enemies at that time. Diplomatic ties were severed in 1971 during Daikutt's Deputy Supreme Leadership due to Sadat's visit to Iran, but the relationship between Egypt and Crossoveria continued to worsen from there, especially after Sadat made visits to Israel and the United States. By the time the Camp David Accords happened, the relationship had fallen to open hostility.

There were significant tensions between the United States and Crososveria under Daikutt, which have started since the Crossoverian Revolution. Under Daikutt, the United States has started to significantly criticize Crossoveria's government for a lack of civil rights in the country.

In early 1981, Zorori advised Daikutt to begin a military intervention in response to the Iran-Iraq War. Although Daikutt refused to initiate an intervention, he did order the military send aid to Iran during the war and thanked Zorori for his service.

Personal Information


Daikutt was believed to be of North African descent, who's ancestors immigrated to Crossoveria in 1356, in the mist of a time where immigration to the island country was skyrocketing.

In 1939, Daikutt married Waqia Scholzarts, the daughter of a prominent and wealthy family in Crossoveria. They had three children: Kais (born 1940), Habib (born 1942), and Laila (born 1944). Kais was seen as the successor of Farrokh should the coup in 1981 have never happened. Daikutt appointed Habib as the first Crossoverian Ambassador to Iran following the Revolution in 1979, and served in the position for 6 years. Afterwards, he served in the Crossoverian Law House as a Speaker. Habib later headed Crossoveria's intelligence services. Laila would be apolitical, instead having a job as a professor at SabreAhr University.

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