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Katurou Imahara

Prime Minister of Senria
Katurou Imahara
이마하라까뚜로우
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SenriaFlag.png 1st Prime Minister of Senria
In office
December 11, 1933 – December 13, 1948
DeputyItigo Nakagawa
Hatirou Nakayama
Preceded byPosition created
Himself (as Chairman)
Succeeded byHatirou Nakayama
SenriaFlag.png Chairman of the Government of National Preservation
In office
July 10, 1927 – December 11, 1933
Preceded byPosition created
Isao Isiyama (as Speaker)
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Himself (as Prime Minister)
SenriaFlag.png Member of the Council of the Senrian State
In office
January 25, 1926 – July 10, 1927
PresidentIsao Isiyama
Preceded byPosition created
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Himself (as Chairman)
Personal details
BornSeptember 30, 1883
SenriaFlag-monarchy.png Nisiyama, Senria
DiedApril 5, 1954 (70 years)
SenriaFlag.png Saeki, Senria
NationalitySenrian
Political partyPeople's-Senria.png Aikokutou
Spouse(s)Keiko Minamoto
ChildrenKitirou Imahara (adopted)
Alma materTokiyori Imperial Military Academy
ProfessionSoldier, general, politician
Signature
Military service
AllegianceSenriaFlag-monarchy.png Empire of Senria (1901-1926)
SenriaFlag.png Republic of Senria (1926-1954)
Branch/serviceSenriaFlag-monarchy.png Imperial Senrian Army (1901-1926)
SenriaFlag.png Senrian Republican Army (1926-1954)
RankGrand marshal
Battles/warsFirst Sakata Incident
1909 Concession Riots
Senrian Revolution
Second Sakata Incident
Great War

Katurou Imahara (Senrian: 이마하라까뚜로우, Imahara Katurou; Gyoumon: 今原勝郎; September 30, 1883 - April 5, 1954) was a Senrian military and political leader who served as the leader of Senria, first as head of the Government of National Preservation and then as Prime Minister, between 1927 and 1948. He played an important role in both the Senrian Revolution and the Great War, and in the subsequent reconstruction of the country into a military and economic power, undertaking a sweeping set of reforms in line with is personal ideology; as a result, he is widely known as the "Father of the Fatherland" within Senria.

Born into a sizoku family in Nisiyama, Imahara was groomed for a life in the military; he graduated from Tokiyori Imperial Military Academy and became an officer in the Imperial Senrian Army in 1901, ascending to the rank of general by 1919. Initially a distinguished figure on the imperial side during the Senrian Revolution, he became frustrated with the imperial government and subsequently became a leading figure in the Gang of Six, the group of generals that overthrew the Dragon King Katuhito in 1926. He subsequently formed a power-sharing agreement between the Gang of Six and the revolutionary government of Isao Isiyama, forming the Aikokutou to compete with Isiyama's Kyouwakai politically.

The ensuing government, headed by the Council of the Senrian State, was frequently paralyzed by conflict between Imahara and Isiyama. In 1926, with Isiyama's backing, Imahara provoked the Second Sakata Incident as a means of restoring public confidence in the struggling government. The Second Sakata Incident subsequently escalated into the Great War in 1927; with the divided government struggling to respond to a Xiaodongese invasion, the Council of the Senrian State voted to give Imahara unlimited power as the chairman of a "Government of National Preservation" for the duration of the conflict. As chairman, Imahara embarked on a campaign of total war, mobilizing all sectors of society towards the industrialization of the country and the modernization of the Senrian Republican Armed Forces. As the leader of a major Allied power, Imahara was involved heavily in the alliance's decision-making. Under his command, the Senrian military was able to slow and subsequently reverse the Xiaodongese advance, eventually launching an invasion of Xiaodong in 1933 and obtaining Xiaodong's surrender in 1935 after eight years of conflict.

Following the expulsion of Xiaodongese forces from Senria in 1932, Imahara oversaw the drafting of a new constitution, and was elected Prime Minister of Senria the following year. As Prime Minister, Imahara established a dominant-party state under the leadership of the Aikokutou, with public dissent strictly controlled and opposition groups subject to surveillance and periodic harassment. He also undertook a rigorous program of political and economic reforms aimed at continuing the country's industrialization, further modernizing the country's military, updating the country's legal and penal systems, and expanding infrastructure and public services, with the end goal of establishing a modern nation-state and bringing Senrian living standards on par with those in Euclea. He expanded social rights for women and burakumin, but simultaneously promoted "traditional morals" through initiatives such as the Public Virtue Movement. Imahara also worked tirelessly to promote Senrian culture and Senrian nationalism; his government heavily promoted museums and the arts, oversaw the shift from Gyoumon characters to the Kokumon script, and pursued a policy of Senrianization for ethnic minorities. Imahara further successfully sought the end of the various concessions and privileges imposed on Senria in previous decades by Euclean powers. He was reelected in 1938, 1943, and 1948; with his health declining, however, he opted to step down in 1953, handing power to Hatirou Nakayama. Imahara died of renal failure in 1954.

Imahara's political legacy is substantial and controversial. He is widely admired and memorialized in Senria, where he is credited with leading Senria to victory during the Great War and transforming the country into a modern economic and military power, and where his ideology, Imaharism, remains influential into the present. Imahara's military leadership played a critical role in both the Senrian Revolution and the Great War, and he is widely regarded as one of Kylaris's most talented military commander as a result. His supporters also credit him with vastly improving the Senrian standard of living, implementing women's suffrage, and promoting culture and the arts. Detractors and critics of Imahara's rule, however, denounce him as a military dictator who aggressively suppressed opposition in the name of preserving social order, violated the rights of ethnic minorities, established the monopolistic keiretu system, and created a culture of endemic corruption and illiberalism in Senrian governance.

Early life and education

Before the Senrian Revolution

During the Senrian Revolution

Gang of Six and the Reaping

Before the Great War

Second Sakata Incident

During the Great War

1927-1929

1930-1932

1933-1935

As Prime Minister

Later life

Death

Personal life

Legacy

Criticism

Honors

Senrian honors

Foreign honors