Wang Wei

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Wang Wei (1672 - ...) was a leftist revolutionary and warlord in Jingdao during the Post-Chidao Troubles. Born as grandson of Tsukono Wei, he stepped into the footsteps of his ancestors in upholding the leftist traditions and believes. Having been called the spitting image of the brother of his grandfather, Ming Wei, both in looks as extreme thoughts, he took charge of the Nokarodo Faction in 1698 AN after the arrest of grandfather Tsukono.

Used to fight as a guerilla and throw his life on line, he could inspire those around him better than his grandfather, who was an excellent scholar, but lacked the energy to fight. He revived the defences, with the aid of over 100,000 militias from Dalmacija and even succeeded in spreading the ideals of a revolutionary state into Dalmacija as an alternative to a humanist state, dominated by foreigners.

His achievements at the front (and luck to survive) made his popularity grow, making him a dangerous adversary for Marius Gallo, who slowly saw his popularity collapse during the 1699's and 1700's. 1699 AN saw the establishment of the Society of the Friends of the Revolution with which he pressured Marius Gallo to join. Originally meant to strengthen cooperation between Xianbei and Dalmacija, the disappointing war results forced its members to start preparing for evacuation. Funds and gold reserves were moved further northwards, while several high ranking members of the Society were already evacuated or sent on 'diplomatic or military duties' near the Arborian border.

Wang Wei himself was wounded early in 1700 AN, after which he had to flee through Senya. He later reunited with Marius Gallo, whom he saw as an untrustworthy - but necessary - ally in the struggle to overthrow the Great Apollonian Empire.

Teachings

Wang followed the teachings of his grandfather: his personal views were dominated by the idea that Jingdaoese, Kildarian and other minor ethnicities could only survive in a republic, governed by local people's councils. He looked down upon nationalist-humanism, as he considered it an import product from imperialist, foreign powers and made repeated attempts to convince Marius to stop granting foreigners more power over government affairs ("Why replace one Lord with another?").

He strongly favoured radical new land reforms and expressed the hope to replace the armed forces with a small peacekeeping corps once the war was over.