Anton Marusić

Anton Marusić
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Chairman of the Communist Party of Luepola
In office
10 August 1936 – 2 June 1947
PremierĐuro Karević
Valent Jugovać
Saňin Mlakar
Preceded byStanislav Kolar
Succeeded bySaňin Mlakar (Acting)
Chairman of the Socialist Internationale
In office
20 February 1947 – 2 June 1947
Preceded byAbel Mallaire
Succeeded bySaňin Mlakar (Acting)
Personal details
Born
Anton Mladen Marusić

(1885-10-01)1 October 1885
Beuje, Aneska, Luepola
Died2 June 1947(1947-06-02) (aged 61)
Prishek, People's Republic of Luepola
Political partyCommunist Party of Luepola
Spouse(s)Natalija Kramarna Maruska
Alma materGrast Institute of Arts and Sciences
Military service
Allegiance People's Republic of Luepola
Branch/servicePeople's Republic of Luepola Luepolan People's Army
Years of service1936-1947
Battles/warsGreat War

Anton Marusić (Luepolan: [anˈtɔn maˈɾusic]; 1 October 1885 – 2 June 1947) was a Luepolan politician who served as the leader of the People's Republic of Luepola from 1936 until his death in 1947. Despite not having previously served as a deputy chairman, Marusić was elected in an emergency Communist convention upon the unexpected death of his predecessor, Stanislav Kolar. Shortly after beginning his rule, Marusić increased arms production in Luepola significantly, emboldened by the rapid militarization of his allies in Apelia and Granzery. Marusić's continuation of Kolar's policy of exporting Flecquism hastened the growing rift between Luepola and her allies, and the Aitic Union, resulting in the expulsion of the latter from the Socialist Internationale in 1940. Marusić's efforts resulted in the Communists' rise to power in Vorochia in 1939.

Marusić personally approved of the Invasion of Zacotia, which began the Great War. Marusić led the Socialist Internationale alongside his Apelian counterpart, Abel Mallaire, against the Allied powers. As both the war effort and his health deteriorated, Marusić remained in the chairmanship, continuing to fight the war after Apelia and Granzery had surrendered. He was present at the Battle of Prishek, remaining within the Party headquarters as Vierz forces gained ground. On 2 June 1947, over his final radio broadcast, he permitted the military to stand down and surrender at their discretion, and announced Saňin Mlakar as his successor. He was killed by Vierz forces less than an hour later as they stormed the party headquarters.

He was charged for numerous war crimes by the Allied powers at the first meeting of the International Assembly, particularly for his agency in the Bombing of Talheim, and was posthumously tried and convicted for these charges in 1949.