Alfred Herbert Page
|The Reverend and Most Honorable|
Duke of Vancouver
|Prime Minister of the Nationalist Gold Union|
23 February 2019 – 3 February 2021
|Monarch||Paul Philip IV|
|Succeeded by||John Paquin|
|Executive of the Union Government|
Fourth Government Presidency
5 January 2019 – 23 February 2019
|Monarch||Paul Philip IV|
|Preceded by||Arthur Hecker|
(as Prime Minister; Government Presidency abolished)
|General Secretary of the Christian Right|
29 November 2018 – 1 February 2021
|Preceded by||Albert Beckenbauer|
|Succeeded by||John Paquin|
|Born|| 24 July 1949|
Vancouver City, Alorn
|Citizenship||Nationalist Gold Union|
|Political party||Christian Right|
|Occupation||Catholic priest, Prime Minister|
|Allegiance||Nationalist Gold Union|
|Years of service||1967–1969|
Alfred Herbert Page, Duke of Vancouver (born 24 July 1949) is an NGU politician and priest who served as the Prime Minister of the Nationalist Gold Union from 2019 to 2021. He was also a party-list Senator and was previously the Union Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs under the First, Second, and Third Government Presidencies. He is a Roman Catholic priest, being ordained in 1975. Page was also the General Secretary of the Christian Right and politically identifies as a nationalist Christian conservative.
Page was born in Vancouver City, Alorn to a Alornian father and a mother from the Nationalist Gold Union. After his family migrated the Nationalist Gold Union, Page became a citizen and graduated from the St. Simeon University in Caspia. He entered the Senate in 2013 as a Senator for the Christian Right on the party list, never actually serving a specific constituency. After Arthur Hecker's coup, Page served in the government as Union Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs. In 2018, Page became the General Secretary of the Christian Right and in 2019, he became Executive and later Prime Minister of the Nationalist Gold Union.
During his tenure as the head of government, Alfred Herbert Page abolished the system of Government Presidency and consolidated the power of "head of government" to the office of Prime Minister. In addition to the aforementioned change, Page also abolished the Union Council after a referendum, making the national legislature unicameral. He has supported socially conservative policies, and has been an outspoken opponent of direct military intervention. Despite his opposition to interventionism, the Nationalist Gold Union took control of the Faroe Islands and Südwestafrika during his term.
Page has come under fire for his bombastic comments during his campaign, although he is known for making compromises with his political opponents (such as Leonard Roberts). He is considered a strongman by several political scholars. Additionally, Page has received praise for streamlining democracy in the Nationalist Gold Union and promoting stability and peace, especially after an unstable era.
- 1 Early life and education
- 2 Early career
- 3 Political career
- 4 Domestic policy
- 5 Foreign policy
- 6 Personal life
- 7 Awards and honors
Early life and education
Alfred Herbert Page was born on 24 July 1949 to John Henry Page and Marie Jean-Baptiste in Vancouver City, Alorn. John Henry Page was a well-off Alornian lawyer and Marie Jean-Baptiste was an NGU citizen, living in Alorn and hailing from Port Laurentia. Page was an only child, and his family moved to Boston when he was three years old. He attended Boston Primary Academy and later the Saint Michael Catholic School.
Page is a citizen of the Nationalist Gold Union jus sanguinis. When he became a legal adult in 1967, he renounced his Alornian citizenship and was conscripted into the Nationalist Gold Union National Defense. He served in the National Guard for two years before leaving the armed forces and moving to Caspia.
In Caspia, he attended the St. Simeon University pursuing theological studies. After finishing his studies in 1975, he became an ordained Catholic priest.
Page served as a Senator as a member of the Christian Right party from 2012 to 2015. During his term as a Senator, Page rarely voted in favor of anything, being opposed to the National Republican Coalition administration. When the National Progressive Workers' Party won the snap elections of 2014, Page was vehemently opposed to the party and their policies.
Following the 2015 coup, Alfred Herbet Page stated his support for the end of the republic but never explicitly endorsed Arthur Hecker.
Union Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs (2015–2018)
Page was appointed to head the Union Ministry for Ecclesiastical Affairs within the cabinet of the First Government Presidency, Second Government Presidency, and Third Government Presidency. During his tenure, he improved relations between the government and the Catholic Church.
Christian Right scandal and ascension to party leadership
Executive of the Union Government (2019–2019)
Three-Point Charter and referendum
Prime Minister (2019–)
Page is a self-described supporter of State Christianity and anti-secularist. His social policies could broadly be described as socially conservative and traditionalist. Many of his policies (such as cutting sentences for non-violent prisoners) were denounced by some Christian Right members of the "reactionary wing" of the party. Page is considered a part of the conservative faction of his party.
Page supported constitutional reform in the Nationalist Gold Union, and campaigned on abolishing some of the institutions put in place by Arthur Hecker. After the 2019 constitutional referendum, Page was described by The Boston Globe as a "reactionary reformist" for abolishing the Government Presidency and Union Council.
On 2 April 2019, Alfred Herbert Page passed a law that shortened the prison sentences of many non-violent offenders sitting in prison. Among the prisoners affected were drug users, petty thieves, and other small-time criminals. About 40% of the prison population of the Nationalist Gold Union was affected.
Page is supportive of industrialist and capitalist policies. During his tenure as Prime Minister, he continued to support the Five-Year Plan of Ishmael Sieger.
During Page's tenure, the Global Economic Crisis took place, and the Nationalist Gold Union's economy suffered greatly. As a response, Page increased the private control over Five-Year Plan functions and drastically lowered taxes.
Deviating from previous immigration policy in the Nationalist Gold Union, Page accepted several thousands of Hui Chinese refugees into the country, mostly settling them in San Francisco. Despite his support for State Christianity (and the namesake of his party), Page and his administration have said that the Muslim Hui refugees are "great friends of the Christian people of our country."
Prime Minister Alfred Herbert Page's administration initially had a foreign policy that trailed the quasi-interventionist policy of the Christian Right leaders of the past, but Page personally expressed his desire for peace and global cooperation. Despite this, many major military operations took place under Page's rule.
One of the more controversial comments by Page had to do with the German question, in which Alfred Herbert Page said, 'There is no such thing as a 'greater Germany', and there never will be," during the Trans-Germanic Economic Forum of 2019. Page clarified that he did not care if the German countries of Europe (Noxtrem, Vanavoy, and Prussiaholm) were to unite, only that the Nationalist Gold Union would not participate due to the large non-German population of the country. Page's comments about the matter earned him criticism from within his party, especially from the reactionary wing.
On April 30th, 2019, Alfred Herbert Page's cabinet condemned the United Noxtremian People's Defense Council, which was holding a communist insurgency against the Vanavoian puppet state in Hanover. After Vanavoy recognized the People's Republic of Noxtrem, the Nationalist Gold Union extended the same gesture.
During Page's premiership, the government gave a $20 billion loan to Prisalia. The loan was later bought off by several other countries.
Awards and honors
- 23 August 2021 – present: The Reverend and Most Honorable Duke of Vancouver