| President of the Government of|
the Empire of Dankuk
since 1 December 4084
|Style|| Mr./Ms. President (informal)|
His/Her Excellency (formal)
|Residence||Presidential Palace, Seongtaek|
|Appointer||Imperial Senate of Dankuk|
|Term Length||4 Years|
|Inaugural Holder|| Lee Dong-seung|
The President of Dankuk (Kyo: 대통령 Daetonglyeong) officially designated as the President of the Government of the Kingdom of Dankuk, is the head of government in Dankuk. The president is the leader of the government and chairs the Cabinet. The president, and his cabinet, is formally appointed by the Imperial Senate and is inaugurated by the Emperor of the Kyo. While in office, the president may reside in the Presidential Palace in Seongtaek.
In November 4033, Kang Sung-min of the New Century Alliance became the 25th president of Dankuk.
Kyo Revolution Edit
The Presidency of Dankuk was established during the Great Kyo Revolution of 3608. The leader of the revolution, Lee Dong-seung, initially seized control of the Dranish Presidency, but quickly dismantled the office. Replacing the Dranish Republic was a constitutional monarchy, with the House of Ryeo's monarch becoming head of state. Lee retained the presidency as the head of government, but greatly increased the powers held by the president. Under Lee the nation was an authoritarian one-party state and the parliament served as a rubber-stamp to all presidential policies.
Intra-Party Democracy Edit
In an attempt to expand the appeal of the single ruling party, Kyodae, reforms were made in the late 3650s by President Lee Hancheol. A reformist in the party, President Lee sought greater democracy in the Dankuk government. To achieve this goal a structure was implemented to create an intra-party democracy. This unique form of democracy empowered the value of party membership since all party members would be permitted to vote for representatives within Kyodae. As related to the presidency, the Kyodae leader selected by elected representatives every ten years in a mass political conference would also become the president.
In practice there were still many limitations to the intra-party democracy. Candidates deemed "too dangerous," for either being too nationalistic or too liberal, often are often disqualified in elections in favor of conformist party members. However, attempts have been made to carefully bring in greater public involvement without upsetting the one-party rule of Kyodae.
Absolute Monarchy Edit
In 3868 the Great Kyo Empire was proclaimed by Choesun I, as Dankuk reasserted its symbolic claims over Kazulia, known as Jjeokuk. The proclamation also elevated the status of the monarch and placed him into a more direct role in government. Starting in 3868, it became the tradition for the President of the Government to be the Emperor, effectively making the nation an absolute monarchy. This continued until 4011, when the Imperial Household abandoned the tradition in favor of democratic reforms that were being promoted by the recently legalized opposition.
This abandonment led to the collapse of the one-party state commanded by the Imperial People's Party. It also led to the 4011 coup, orchestrated by Vice President Choi Youngsoo. The coup ultimately failed, though it resulted in the death of Emperor Seojun, Crown Prince Choesun, and the leader of the opposition party. By August 4011 the situation in Dankuk had stabilized and the democratically elected National Democratic Congress formed a new government.
List of Dankuk Presidents Edit
||Portrait||Name||Took Office||Left Office||Party|
|1||Lee Dong-seung||6 Jul 3608||16 Nov 3648||Kyo Revolutionary Society|
|2||Lee Hancheol||16 Nov 3648||1 Nov 3662||Kyodae|
|*||Ito Ryouichi (disputed,|
see 3649 Crisis)
|15 May 3649||10 June 3649||Ultranationalists|
|3||Sun Jonghyun||1 Nov 3662||30 Nov 3672||Kyodae|
|4||Song Miyako||30 Nov 3672||30 Nov 3682||Kyodae|
|5||Sun Jonghyun||30 Nov 3672||2 Jun 3686||Kyodae|
|6||Awstin Kim||13 Dec 3687||2 Dec 3696||Cheng Socialist Party|
|7||Kang Yoonseok||2 Dec 3696||16 Oct 3709||Pyeongreo Faction|
|8||Alexandre de Mingo II||16 Oct 3709||7 Aug 3722||Taeyangdang|
|9||Sun Takashi||7 Aug 3722||28 Sep 3729||Taeyangdang|
|10||Marcos Matsuoka||28 Sep 3729||1 Aug 3758||Taeyangdang|
|11||Daiki Delgado||1 Aug 3758||28 Oct 3777||Taeyangdang|
|12||Lee Jeongsung||28 Oct 3777||13 Dec 3779||Taeyangdang|
|13||Hayden William van Buchan III||28 Dec 3779||13 Dec 3780||Dranland Restoration Alliance|
|*||Christian Rhee (disputed, see Imperial Dranland/Buchan Empire)||1 Jun 3780||26 Dec 3785||Dankuk Restoration Party|
|14||Yi Eunseok||26 Dec 3785||16 Dec 3828||Dankuk Restoration Party|
|15||Yoo Donghyun||15 May 3856||2 Jun 3860||Dankuk National Union|
|16||Kang Hwanmu||2 Jun 3860||19 Jul 3865||Dankuk National Union|
|17||Yoo Donghyun||19 Jul 3865||6 May 3868||Dankuk National Union|
|18||Emperor Choesun I||6 May 3868||3 Nov 3916||Imperial House of Ryeo|
|19||Emperor Choesun II||3 Nov 3916||18 Sep 3955||Imperial House of Ryeo|
|20||Emperor Choesun III||18 Sep 3955||18 Feb 3997||Imperial House of Ryeo|
|21||Emperor Seojun I||18 Feb 3997||3 Jun 4011||Imperial House of Ryeo|
|*||Choi Youngsoo (disputed,|
see Coup of 4011)
|3 Jun 4011||16 Jun 4011||Imperial People's Party|
|22||Kal Chuwon||1 Aug 4011||5 Feb 4019||National Democratic Congress|
|23||Eoh Dong Hyun||5 Feb 4019||20 Jan 4023||National Democratic Congress|
|-||Interim Government||20 Jan 4023||12 Sep 4025||None|
|24||Pom Yoo Ri||12 Sep 4025||1 Dec 4033||National Democratic Congress|
|25||Kang Sung-min||1 Dec 4033||1 Dec 4084||New Century Alliance|
|Kim Myeong-dong||1 Dec 4084||present||Gaeheokdang|