Pierre De'Calero was born in a middle-class fishing village in 1938, the son of an aspiring businessman and his loyal wife, alongside two younger brothers and a sister.
He spent his youth assisting his fathers fledgling consumer goods store, unloading and unpacking boxes, sweeping the floors and occasionally working as a clerk. A boy with little free time it should be noted he also played as a flanker in the local rugby team, as well as a significant interest in chess. He had one romantic interest his entire life, a young woman by the name of Maria Galluicci, both of whom had known each other since children and planned on getting married.
However, in 1958 his life would come crashing down. Following the soviet-backed socialist coup, his father's business was forced to be shut down as all resources were held in common, and the government would now maintain and control the supply and distribution of all goods.
Bankrupted and broken, his family had nowhere to go except to immigrate to America; but Pierre remained firm and convicted in his sense of pride and nationalism and would not be thrown out of his homeland. In a letter to a close friend he writes:
Things took a turn for the worse when his fiancé, who was now just approaching two months with child, was accused of treason against the state and counter-revolutionary activity for her care of a man who was subsequently accused and executed by firing squad as a CIA informant. The validity of the Solvereux regime's claim is widely disputed, and the CIA denies any involvement prior to 1961. She was sentenced to "exile", however, this form of exile required she walk a land-mine covered bridge into a neighboring nation whilst blindfolded. On August 14th, 1958 Maria Galluicci and her unborn child were killed and her remaining body parts tossed into a shallow grave alongside hundreds of other "traitors" and "counter-revolutionaries". Pierre would never be the same...
Inyurstan Civil War
Within months of the takeover, several revolts had taken place, including a truckers strike and a bankers protest. Both were immediately suppressed by government forces in a bloody crackdown.
Pierre found himself standing at the forefront of a fishermans' strike, protesting the unnecessary controls and restrictions following collectivization. Soon, the protest turned violent, and outnumbered police quickly fled the scene. Government forces were called in, arresting and executing the police who had fled, as well as a systematic offensive against the coastal villages in Marindino. Armed with only a large hunting knife, Pierre assisted the local rebels as they battled government forces block-by-block; and he had absolutely no qualms with the manner for which he slew those that had killed his lover.
After a few days, government forces began to push into the coastal communities, and the fledgling leadership was forced to take refuge in the jungles and swamplands of the island of Marindino.
However, widespread and eventual all-consuming "defections" and revolts occurred in the military, and soon the "rebels" found themselves closer to paramilitaries, operating alongside the Army, Navy and fledgling Air Force as they laid seige to the government hold-outs supported by leftist militias and international leftist forces.
It is believed Pierre was trained directly by CIA agents, and he soon found himself in the upper echelons of the rebel command.
He received international fame when he led a small group of less than one-hundred paramilitaries supported by a single squadron of F-84's against government forces holding out a few miles north of Gracio numbering over five-hundred, including twenty T-55's and eight PT-76 as well as Mig-17s..
Anti-communist forces attempted a diversion, making the government supporters believe they were attempting a by-pass of the military establishment to attack the vital port of Gracio. As government forces wrapped around to flank the decoy force, paramilitaries then overran the perimeter behind them, and turned the bases guns on their own forces.
Pierre was also accredited with one of the only surface-to-jet kills with an FIM-43 Redeye missile against a low-flying Mig-17.
After the war he became a brief hero, seen riding a captured BTR-60 into the streets of Solvereugrad, since renamed "Citua Duvalier" in honor of the original Inyurstan rebel. For weeks, shipments of rum and cervesa flooded into the ports following the fall of socialist trade restrictions, which only added to the massed celebrations.
But soon, Pierre would grow discontent in sitting idle, celebrating the newfound freedom of this fledgling republic while the curtain of Soviet imperialism descended on the world. He vocalized his discontent at a political rally wherein he ended up stealing the mic from all four candidates; stating:
I have had enough of this weakness! I for one plan to fight until my dying breath to see the red oppressor purged from the land. You can join me as a brother in arms - my comrade, or you can watch me like a man watches his dog whom he can neither control nor quell - my critic."
In the short period following, he disappeared without a trace. However, soon tales and sketchy news reports of an Inyursta man in a nearby banana republic leading self-described "counter-revolutionaries" against the left-leaning government.
He was latter reported in Miami, working with Post-Bay of Pigs Cuban freedom fighter groups, identified with absolute certainty by a CIA agent who knew his face from the Inyursta Civil War.
His most famous foray into the international spotlight, and to the hit list of every communist from Moscow to Havana to Bejing is when he was recorded fighting alongside the famous Diaz brothers against the Soviet-puppet communist regime ruling El Cuscatlan. His efforts alongside the fellow counter-revolutionaries were documented by an American film journalist. Unfortunately, due to the Vietnam War Americans care little for another anti-communist rebellion in some other tropical backwater. However, to his ideological contemporaries and former comrades were more then happy to see the proof of the prodigal son of Inyursta out fighting communists.
Soon after, he travelled to Nicaragua to fight alongside the Nicaraguan Democratic Force (NDF), a major faction in the Contras.
After this, he went to Angola, and met with UNITA leader and former-maoist Jonas Savimbi. Whether or not he actually fought in Angola has yet to be confirmed.
Alas, he would meet his end in Cyro, a rival island nation fighting the Merick Isles (nicknamed "Isle of Lost") who which was under a communist regime. He returned to battle leading multi-national and cultural volunteer brigades fighting the leftist Cyromanian government alongside the Merick Isles.
He and twelve other men were cut off and surrounded, and fought to the bitter end. According to the stories of just three lone survivors, they were almost out of bullets, and the aging Pierre drove a jeep loaded with mortar shells into enemy lines before dropping a single incendiary grenade as he was subsequently shot.
Needless to say, neither Merickian nor Cyromanian officials could ID any body as his, leaving much speculation and a host of conspiracy theories as well as tales of men drinking with De'Calero in a bar in the Florida Keys or seeing him while fishing in Chile.
Pierre left behind a belief known as "Contré-Liberalismo". Being a shortened version of Counter-Revolutionary NeoLiberalism, Contre'Liberalismo entails a cosmopolitan and libertarian view of the world, however it also advocates a hard liner stance, and often idolizes violence if necessary as a means to achieve an end.
Contré-Liberalismo supports free market establishments, however it otherwise doesn't dive much into exact economics or even social policies. Rather, it serves more or less of the guidelines to support, encourage or even carry out the export of Inyurstan-style Contré-Revolution.
While Pierre De'Calero remains a national hero, the de-facto policy of the Inyurstan military-political complex has shifted towards Torédo Doctrine rather than De'Caleroism in most cases.
The idea of "Contré-Liberalismo" itself is often spurred on by the now infamous image of De'Calero; his face now finding itself on shirts, billboards and graffiti. Unlike the other forms which often appeal to the older and more upper-class demographics, it also appeals to the younger generations, and in general hits home with the middle class in urban areas and the lower class in rural areas.