Lucas Boag

Lucas Boag
President of Lauchenoiria
In office
10 June 1949 – 21 July 1952
Preceded byEmmet Wilkins
Succeeded byMateo Villanueva
Governor of Fleura
In office
16 November 1938 – 10 April 1946
Preceded byGriffin Milburn
Succeeded byLuanna Selby
Fleuran Foreign Minister
In office
05 September 1920 – 03 May 1922
Preceded byOrmond Strange
Succeeded byoffice abolished
Member of Fleuran Parliament
In office
10 April 1915 – 03 May 1922
Preceded byPeter Norburn
Succeeded byKaren Wright
ConstituencyLorentonia South
Personal details
Born
Lucas Emmanuel Boag

(1889-01-03)January 3, 1889
Lorentonia, Fleura Colony
DiedJuly 27, 1952(1952-07-27) (aged 63)
Ecanta, Lauchenoiria
Cause of deathShot by Communist forces
NationalityLauchenoirian
Political partyLiberal Party
MotherEthel Boag
FatherEmmanuel Boag
Military service
AllegianceState of Fleura
Service/branchFleuran Army
Years of service1905-1915
Battles/warsFleuran War of Independence

Lucas Emmanuel Boag (03 January 1889 - 27 July 1952) was President of Lauchenoiria from 10th June 1949 until his resignation on the 21st July 1952 following the Lauchenoirian Communist Revolution on the 12th July.

Early Life

Boag was born on the 3rd January 1889 in Fleura Colony, then part of the British Empire, to Emmanuel and Ethel Boag. He was privately tutored until the age of 16 when he joined the Fleuran Army to fight against the British for Fleuran independence.

Fleuran War of Independence

The Fleuran War of Independence began in 1904 after British forces began exporting Fleuran produce without fair compensation for farmers. The areas around the city of Lorentonia declared independence which began a war with British forces who still controlled Buttercity.

The war ended in 1907 when British forces withdrew from both Fleura and Melissa.

Independent Fleura

In 1915, at the age of 26, Boag was elected to the Fleuran Parliament representing South Lorentonia. During his time in the Fleuran Parliament, he pushed for greater trade with the bordering states of Melissa, Ulinaria and Yervia. He advocated greater ties with the neighbouring countries, and became an early proponent of Lauchenoirian Unification.

In 1920, Boag became Fleuran Foreign Minister and was one of the main figures in charge of the unification of Lauchenoiria. He negotiated with Aeluria to secure their entry into the Federation of Lauchenoiria, and was named one of the most influential figures of the unification.

Unification & Governor of Fleura

Following the unification, Boag travelled to Aeluria to oversee the transition from independence to being part of the Lauchenoirian state. He was known for taking a hard line against Aelurians who took up arms against the Lauchenoirian state.

In 1938, Boag was elected Governor of Fleura, where he increased funding for businesses and was an opponent of the newly formed national health service. He was a controversial figure as Governor, though widely supported amongst the middle classes.

After his two terms as Governor, he began campaigning for the Presidency.

Presidency

Boag was elected President in 1949 while being a member of the Liberal Party. He was one of the main figures in calling for and signing legislation restricting the ability of Communist Party members to organise and campaign throughout the years of his Presidency. Some have claimed it was on his orders that individual Communist candidates were excluded from Parliament in the 1950 General Election.

Overthrow & Death

On the 12th July 1952, the Communist Party stormed Parliament and took over control of Lauchenoiria. Boag was captured by Communist forces approximately three hours after they captured the Parliament building, and was given an ultimatum to resign or be executed by the Communist forces.

For nine days, Boag waited for the outcome of the civil war that ensued, while suffering at the hands of his captors. Eventually, after the remaining Liberal forces surrendered, Boag signed his resignation letter.

Six days later, he attempted to escape while being transferred to Summersea Federal Detention Facility and was shot dead by Communist forces in Ecanta Province.