Recently, the Republicans started violent demonstrations against the Conservative Monarchy. The two main fronts are the Utopian Socialist Movement, led by Mikaele Salave'a and the National Republican Army, under the leadership of Wilhelm Bernstein. Not only both factions skirmish the Royal Guard but also skirmish between them, provoking a great social unrest. The King has spoken to the Country, appealing for National Unity but both leaders refused to end the protests.
This morning was announced that each movement had created an armed militia and both demand the King to surrender and let the Party form a Government. The Wallis-Futuna Army was sent to the streets, where gunshots were fired.
In each spoiler it is given information about the faction:
Descendent of the last rightful King of Wallis-Futuna, Finau Tufele is a benevolent Monarch, faithful to his people and traditions. Tufele studied in the Utoopyan Military Academy during his exile time (imposed by the Palmogradian Government), where he was considered a brilliant student, mainly at the Political area, and a fearless warrior. During his education, Finau Tufele established contact with important diplomats and leaders, including His Holiness Khedrup Gyatso, the 11th Dalai Lama, Otto von Bismarck and Japanese Emperor Kōmei. When Palmogradian Empire was dissolved, he promptly returned to Wallis-Futuna, taking part on the reorganization of the country as he was a Ariki (Chief of One of the Three Tribes). Later, by decision of the Great Council of Chiefs, he was made King of Wallis-Futuna.
In his political views, he tends to favor traditional values over progress but believes in a strong economy built by private initiative.
General Sione Weepu
Higher Commander of the Wallis-Futuna Armed Forces, Weepu was raised together with the King and both of them studied in Utoopyan Military Academy. A great chess player, he beat John Cochrane, a Scottish Chess Master and discoverer of the Cochrane Defense. Not surprisingly, Sione was considered brilliant in Strategy by his teachers and partners. He was also a popular rugby player, famous for his team spirit and determination.
A master in any kind of warfare, General Sione Weepu returned Wallis-Futuna to fight against Palmogradian dominion. He created the Patriotic Movement, a guerilla force with nationalist ideology and the objective of liberating Wallis-Futuna. After almost three years of armed struggle, side-by-side with Filipo Lui, now the main strategist of Nation Republican Army (see below), Wallis-Futuna restored its independence greatly due to Sione Weepu's efforts and political lobby.
Utopian Socialist Movement
The only son of an Aristocratic family, Salave'a ran away from his country with his family at the age of 12, when the Palmogradian Government approved repressive measure against Wallis-Futuna people. During his adolescence he had direct contact with poverty and misery lived by the people in Isle of Hags, what was a major contribution for his sincere belief in socialism. By the age of 23, Mikaele Salave’a travelled around the world, meeting prominent figures of Socialism such as Karl Marx, Pierre Leroux, Proudhon, Mikhail Bakunin and, of course, his great influence, Charles Fourier. After understanding well and having his own ideas on the Utopian Socialism, Salave’a returned Wallis-Futuna and organized several Revolutionary Brigades, including the Utopian Socialist Movement and the historical Revolutionary Popular Vanguard, being arrested in one of the toughest prisions of Wallis-Futuna, Bangu I, The Devil's Torture Chamber.
In his political views, he tends to favor progressive and social values over tradition, believing in a strong economy regulated and mostly (but not completely) owned by the State.
Te Kooti Beirada
Son of a fisherman and a domestic worker, Te Kooti and his 8 brothers grown in the street, surviving the way they could. Their father died when he was 9 and their mother worked 18 hours a day, almost for free. Beirada was arrested when he was 18 under the charge of robbing and disturbing social order. He was sent to Bangu I to serve 5 years. At the prison, also known as “The Torture Chamber of the Devil”, Te Kooti had contact with several political prisoners (including Salave’a), who were mixed with the common prisoners. Beirada read several books, from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War and Machiavelli’s The Prince to Karl Marx’s The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon and The Old Regime and the Revolution by Alexis de Tocqueville. Beirada escaped Bangu I two months before the Palmogradian regime fall along with his friend and mentor Mikaele Salave’a.
Nowadays, he is Utopian Socialist Movement’s number 2 and it is said that Beirada has the very last word in what concerns to strategy.
National Republican Army
Son of German father and Austrian mother, Wilhelm Bernstein was born in Wallis-Futuna with Palmogradian nationality. Soon he revealed an incredible capacity of commanding people, being the leader anywhere he passed, no matter his age. Despite his love for Military, Bernstein went to the Conservatoire and graduated there, becoming a well known Conductor. His love for Ludwig van Beethoven made him travel to his father’s homeland, Germany, where he was presented to his idol and had the opportunity to conduct his famous Symphony No. 9. In Germany Wilhelm discovered another mark of his life – Richard Wagner. During this time, his skills as conductor improved a lot and it is said that he used to conduct an entire orchestra without moving his hands. As his conducting abilities got better, so his love for military was growing day by day. Involved in a militaristic atmosphere, Bernstein started reading Nietzsche’s ideas of Master and Slave Morality, Will to Power and Übermensch and had several meetings with Friedrich Nietzsche as well. He also read a lot of warfare descriptive books. Wilhelm Bernstein returned to Wallis-Futuna on the same day the country became independent.
Politically, he believes that social morality ought to change; people should be stronger and nobler. Economically he believes in a system strongly regulated by the state but half built by strong private businessmen.
Born to Kapiliele Lui and Falakika Lavelua, both of noble ascendance, Filipo, unlike other main characters in the revolution, never was a great student. Despite his great intelligence and sharp practical sense, he was never dedicated to studies. By the age of 16, Lui was expelled from his school for locking up the teachers and starting a riot on the playground. His parents put him in a rigid boarding school, ran by priests. Two years after his entrance, Filipo got tired of the severe discipline and pretended he had a psychiatric disorder. After tricking a medical junta, he was admitted in Hanwell Sanatorium. There, he has able to create a kind of organized society, gathering together around him most of the patients. Lui also developed a great friendship with Dr. William Hafu, the only one that discovered that he was sane. With 21 years old, after learning a lot about medicine, he and Hafu ran away to enroll in Garibaldi’s International Legion. 5 years after, both of them went back to Wallis-Futuna, signing up in the Patriotic Movement, under the leadership of Sione Weepu. During the fights, William Hafu got killed.
When Wallis-Futuna restored its independence, Lui and Weepu diverged in terms of ideology. If the former was a truly Monarchist, the latter was a strong Republican. He met Bernstein one month after Independence and both of them created the National Republican. Army