Antelope Yunglang

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Antelope Yunglang
Антелопе Йунгланг
Antelope Yunglang in 1921
Eternal Chairman of the Liberationist Party of Namor
Assumed office
2 February 1951
2nd Chairman of the Liberationist Party of Namor
In office
3 December 1903 – 11 November 1950
Preceded by Chao Chunguk
Succeeded by Office abolished
1st President-General of Namor
In office
28 March 1950 – 1 May 1960
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by Mikhail Zo
Deputy in the Namorese Central Council
In office
28 March 1925 – 11 November 1950
Vice Chairman of the Liberationist Party of Namor
In office
28 December 1899 – 3 December 1903
Preceded by Txo Hongshe
Succeeded by Mikhail Sxo
Personal details
Born February 2, 1871
Fenhan, Tungun, Great Hào Empire
Died November 11, 1950 (age 79)
Namo, Capital District, Namor
Nationality Namorese
Political party Liberationistpartylogo.png Liberationist
Spouse(s) Chi Sangmei
Children Antelope Gelai
Antelope Inling
Alma mater Nozama City University

Antelope Yunglang (February 2, 1871 - November 11, 1950) was a Namorese politician, revolutionary and writer who led the Liberationist Party of Namor. He was the inaugural President-General of the People's Republic of Namor from 1950 to 1960, though his position as Chairman of the Liberationist Party enabled him to stay the de facto leader of the country for life.

Born to a peasant family that participated in the Kansist uprising of 1871-1886, Antelope attended Nozama City University, where he became affiliated with anti-Hao figures and groups. In 1896, he joined the Liberationist Party of Namor and became its chief theoretician. Following Namor's defeat in the First Namo-Luziycan War, he participated in protests against Hao rule, which were met with a heavy-handed suppression by the authorities. After the death of Liberationist chairman Chao Chunguk at the hands of government forces, Antelope took control of the party and organized an armed insurrection in the town of Tanken in 1900. He spent the next several years leading an anti-Hao insurgency in the Northern Mountains.

In the aftermath of the Double Fourth Revolution, Antelope pledged allegiance to the new constitutional monarchy and was named Governor of West Nozama, earning him and his party both official recognition and significant influence. But in 1915, he broke ranks with the government after monarchists returned to power and switched allegiance to the Republic of Namor in the Unification War. After the republican victory, the Liberationists entered another civil war, this time with the Republican Party of Namor led by Jung To. The war ended in a victory for the Liberationists, and the People's Republic of Namor was established on March 28, 1925 with Antelope as its President-General.

Under Antelope's rule, Liberationist Namor tried to achieve economic self-sufficiency by reducing trade with the outside world. The state nationalized all industries, combined farmland to create collective farms, and invested heavily in education and infrastructure. At the same time, Antelope initiated a series of purges against perceived enemies of the state, causing the deaths, imprisonment and persecution of over 31 million people according to a 1997 report released by the Jenyikan Commission. After his presidency ended in 1935, Antelope's authority was challenged by rivals within the party, leading Antelope to launch the "Movement to Implement Comprehensive Liberationism," more commonly known as the Green Fever, in 1940. Although government authorities intervened to restrict activities associated with the Fever in 1942, it did not officially end until after Antelope's death in 1950 at the age of 79. His body was cremated and his remains were stored in the Mausoleum of Antelope Yunglang in his birthplace of Fenhan, East Nozama.

The legacy of Antelope Yunglang remains a controversial subject both in Namor and abroad. While supporters credit him for restoring stability to Namor, improving the status of women, ethnic minorities and other historically repressed segments of Namorese society, and improving both the life expectancy and literacy rate, critics say his dictatorial policies led to an economic downturn and millions of deaths.