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Portrait of General Marlin, 1793
1st President of Halland
In office
May 14, 1766 – December 31, 1773
Vice PresidentKieran Andersen
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byJames Chancellor
Commanding General of the United Armies
In office
May 8, 1764 – August 8, 1771
Appointed byConstitutional Congress
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Army
In office
August 8, 1771 – December 23, 1783
Appointed byFederal Congress
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byAlbert Kellsen
Chairman of the
Revolutionary congress
In office
May 8, 1764 – May 15, 1764
ConstituencyDelegate to the Constitutional Assembly
In office
August 5, 1764 – November 24, 1764
Federal Congress
Representative for
New Warminster
In office
January 14, 1768 – December 31, 1771
Preceded byMaynard J. Keenan
Succeeded byGavin Ferguson
Personal details
Born(1741-03-21)March 21, 1741
New Warminster, Nouvelle Kasavie, Gaullican Asteria
Died13 April 1817(1817-04-13) (aged 76)
Ashford, New Warminster, Halland
Cause of deathTuberculosis
Resting placeAstoria
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Maeve Thomas
ChildrenJohn Marlin
William Marlin
ParentsHarry Marlin
Angelica Wayne
ResidenceAshford
AwardsHero of the Republic
Commonwealth Gilded Cross of Honor (postumous)
Military service
AllegianceHalland
Branch/service
Years of service1764–1805
CommandsCommonwealth Revolutionary Armies
Battles/warsHallandic War of Independence

Beaver Wars

Edward Marlin(March 21, 1741 - April 13 1817) was a Hallandic statesman and military leader, who served as the first president of the Hallandic Republic and lead the country in the Hallandic War of Independence. He was responsible for summoning the Revolutionary Congress following the TBD, which began a continent-spanning conflict which inspired the emancipation efforts of several nations throughout Asteria. Marlin is renowned as one of the greatest generals of his time, and is the patron of the Hallandic Army, as well as a key figure in the formation of the early Hallandic state and its ideals. Marlin, also known by the nickname of "Eddie", is regarded as Halland's key unifier figure in the independence era.

Marlin was born in Nouvelle Sartoux, also known as New Warminster, from a middle class family struggling to recover from the economic tribulations caused by the Act of Reclamation, an edict made by the Gaullican administration of the colony which significantly altered land ownership laws and seized properties of local colonists with meager indemnization. Marlin's parents, as many other estmerish-asterians in the region, were displaced from their rural property due to recently found gold deposits in the vicinity, which was directly extracted and controlled by Gaullican colonial administrators. Marlin, despite his ill-sentiment towards Gaullican administration, entered the Colonial territorial army and received formal officer training under the Nouvelle Kasavie territorial regiment. Marlin was pivotal in the mobilization of local militias and organization of a cohesive movement in 1964 following the TBD, when he called the Revolutionary Congress.

Marlin would organize and lead the revolting territorial armies and raised militias against Gaullican forces and loyalists in the Hallandic War of Independence, acting as commanding general of the United Armies. The Ealaghleann Campaign of 1766, lead by Marlin, was pivotal in aiding the Ghailish independence movements against Gaullican loyalists who were blockading the city, ultimately leading to the union of the Fáel Dominion and the emancipated colonies of New Estmere into the newly founded Hallandic Republic, with Marlin as the first President. Marlin was a staunch liberal, and greatly influenced the First Hallandic Constitution in its participation as constituent. His second election and first directly elected term saw a landslide victory, with his popularity being near universal. However, he refused a third term, instead returning to his military career.

Marlin was an abolitionist, with his ideology and influence being one of the main factors for the abolition of slavery in the nation's first constitution. His legacy established the early republic under a federal, decentralized administration, structured around liberal ideals of equality among men. He continued to be a key figure in Hallandic politics after its term, being President of the Constitutionalist Party and serving a term as Representative for the state of New Warminster. His foreign stance sponsored an active role of the republic in the emancipation of all the Asterias from Euclean rule, which ultimately lead to the Beaver Wars soon after independence.

Early Life

Colonial Military Career

Early Political Life

Commander of the United Armies

Presidency

Commander-in-chief of the Federal Army

Retirement

Personal Life

Reputation and Legacy