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Rainer IV of Hulstria

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Reign June 17th, 2396 - November 1st, 2426
Born April 18, 2341
Died November 1st, 2426
Predecessor Rudolph III
Successor Karl III
Imperial Dynasty Rothingren-Traugott
Consort Empress Korneilia
Issue Karl III

Archduke Henry

Archduke Maximilian

Rainer IV of Hulstria (April 18, 2341-November 1st, 2426) of the Rothingren-Traugott Dynasty, was the second Kaiser of the Imperial Crownlands of Greater Hulstria. He assumed the throne following the death of his father, Rudolph III, in June of 2396. Rainer IV was just as voical on politic issues as his father, speaking out against those against Hutori leaving the Union of Macon, on behalf of the Welsh in Greater Hulstria and against Republicanism in Hulstria.

Early LifeEdit

Rainer was born on April 18, 2341 to Archduke Rudloph von Rothingren-Traugott, Pretender to the Hulstrian Throne and Princess Hélène of Rildanor, the sister of King Hénri-Philippe of Rildanor's father, making the two first cousins. He was born in Nareath Villa, outside of Ostravan, Rildanor. Originally Rainer was brought up in the Rildanorian Court, as his family lived in exile there and it was not commonly though that the Hulstrian Monarchy would be restored anytime in the near future. Like his father before him at age 12 he was sent to boarding school in Liore, Agathion in the Holy Lothori Empire. There is excelled in Chemistry and History and became fluent in Dundorfian. He also became an expert marksman and an experienced jouster, something that would not have been possible had his father been on the throne during these years as many jousters refuse to compete against direct members of any royal family for fear of injuring them. Upon his completion of schooling in the HLE, Rainer attened college in Malivia. It was during this time that the Imperial Hulstrian Party and Hulstrian Nationalist Party took power in the Central Diet of then Gishoto and began the Imperial Restoration. One day after his parents arrived in Gishoto he flew in from Syene, Malivia.

FamilyEdit

Shortly after his arrival in Gishoto, Rainer was introduced to Korneilia von Hinterhulsterreich, the daughter of a Hulstrian Business man whos family held noble blood. The two dated for several months before Rainer proposed, and they were married one year to the day after he proposed in a lavish ceromony in Kien. His eldest son, Karl, who was his heir apparent, was born exactly 9 months after Rainer and Korneilia's wedding. In the following five years his other two sons Henry and Maximilian were born.

Kaiser of HulstriaEdit

Following the death of his father, Rudolph III, Rainer ascended to the throne as Emperor of Hulstria. During the first few years of his reign Rainer, unlike his father, rarely used the powers of the monarch and generally served as a figure head. His first really use of Imperial Power was when he authorized an Imperial Tribunal against the Republican People's Party for High Treason and Crimes Against the Crown, following their attempt to pass a bill abolishing the monarchy. The RPP cracked under the mounting pressure from the government and the majority of the leadership fled Greater Hulstria to foreign nations most likely the People's Republic of Egelion. The Kaiser then became a voical supporter of Welsh integration in Greater Hulstria, going so far as convincing IHP leaders demand an amendment to a bill in the Imperial Diet that would classify the Welsh as coloured. He had the bill amended to say that Welsh who did not Hulstrianize themselves would be considered coloured. The Kaiser's then used of his authory in the ordering of the second Imperial Tribunal during his reign against the Latter Day Saints Party. The Mormons proposed a bill in the Imperial Diet that would abolish the Monarchy and HNP countered with the Kaiser's blessing with a call for the tribunal.

The End of Greater HulstriaEdit

The final years of Rainer's reign saw the end of the Imperial Crownlands of Greater Hulstria. First the Hulstrian Nationalist Party collapsed from pressure to end Apartheid. The Gao-Showa Peoples' Party then made a come back and with the help of the Mormons abolished Apartheid, with little protest from the IHP, who had grown increasely upset with the system. Shortly there after the IHP and GSPP and the Latter Day Saints Party came to a historic agreement to make both the Hulstrian Kaiser and Gao Showa Tenno the Heads of State with the real power resting in the popularly elected figure the Lord Protector, in a new federation known as the Dual Monarchy of Hulstria & Gao-Soto. Thus Rainer was the last Kaiser of Greater Hulstria but not the last Hulstrian Emperor, as his son, Karl III, succeeded him.


Preceded by
Henry VII
King of England
22 April 1509 – 28 January 1547
Succeeded by
Edward VI
Hulstria and Gao-Soto articles
History Empire of Gao-Soto, Christopher Dove, War of Hulstrian Successsion, Congress of Kien, War of Luthori Succession, Welsh Genocide, New Englian Crisis, Great Sekowian War, Operation Steel Impetus, South Majatran Wars, South Ocean War, War of the Two Kaisers, September Revolution, War for the Emperor's Protection, Hulstro-Kazulian War, Hulstrian Civil War (4304)
Geography Dovani, Great North Dovani Plain, Schnee-Berge Mountains
Demographics Gao-Showa, Gao-Showa Clans, Hulstrian, Kunihito, Kunikata, Hulstro-Showans, Hulstro-Mikun, Draddwyr
Culture National Anthems: Land of our Fathers, The Call of Hulstria, For all eternity, For the Monarchy, The Revolution ne'er can yield, Golden Empire
Religion Daenism, Hosianism, Jienism, Orinco Polytheism, Kamism
Administrative Divisions Empire of Hulstria: Budenlar: Labsburg | Hulstria: Kien | Kuratha: Marchau
Empire of Gao-Soto: Hilgar: Miyako, Veilchen | Mitrania: Graaffsberg, Mitrania Highlands National Park | Ostland
Politics Historically Important Parties: Anarchitarians, Aneist Unionist Party, Christian Communist Party, Hosianisch-Demokratisches Verbund, Fascist Authority Party, Gao-Showa Peoples' Party, Hulstrian National Party, Imperial Hulstrian Party, Progressive Liberal Party of Hulstria, Refuge Pressure Party | List of Former Parties of Greater Hulstria
Presently Active Parties: Hosianisch-Demokratisches Verbund, Vereinigte Bund
Monarchy Monarchs: Alexander I, Franz I, Franz VI, Ferdinand I, Ferdinand II, Godric I, Godric II, Godric III, Heinrich I, Heinrich II, Karl III, Klaus Gustav III, Klaus Gustav IV, Klemens II, Leopold I, Maximilian V, Maximilian VII, Rainer IV, Rainer V, Rudolph I of Hulstria, Rudolph III, Rudolph IV, Rudolph V, Klaus Gustav VI, Okatori Takahiro, Okatori Kurosawa
Other Royalty: Heinrich, Crown Prince of Hulstria, Archduke Otto of Hulstria, Archduke Franz of Hulstria, Archduke Maximilian, Archduke Albert of Hulstria, Archduchess Harriet of Hulstria, Archduke Heinrich, Archduchess Aleksandra, Queen of Rutania, Archduke Leopold, Archduchess Charlotte, Adela I of Vorona, Hikaru I of Dolgaria, Archduchess Josephine, Archduchess Martha, Idda, Countess of Savonia, Wilhelm, Duke of Thague, Roberta Lusk, Princess Harriet of Talmoria, Henrietta, Queen of Endralon, Janne II of Vorona, Matilda, Queen of Rilandor, Karl, Crown Prince of Hulstria, Henry, King of Tukarali, Henry I of Tukarali, Constantine I of Tukarali, Archduchess Cristyne, Archduke Rudolph, Archduke Paul, Emmanuel, 4th Duke of Heidelberg
Primary Noble Houses: House of Flieder, Okatori Clan, House of Strauss, House of Rothingren
Palaces: Fliederbrunn Palace, Phönixstein Castle
People Gao Showa: Meiji Hideaki, Meiji Takara, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Tokuro Tanemoto, Naoki Tsukuda, Akemi Tanemoto-Katsutoshi, Tokugawa Jiang, Gao-Ri Juro, Haruhi Suzumiya, Hayato Tarou, Okatori Takahiro, Okatori Kurosawa
Hulstrian: Kyril von Flieder, Lanzo Henning, Konrad Labsburg, Otto von Labsburg, Rudolph Labsburg, Rebekka Liese, Heindrich Strauss, Konsort Strauss, Philip Strauss, Rosaline Strauss, Karl van Gessel, Spenzer Roderick, Erwin Zilberschlag, Wolfgang Reinhardt, Hildegard Klay, Edmund von Greifstein, Martin Valle, Gregory Kleinman, Anders Raske, David Thorsten, Lukas Adenauer, Friedrich Ewald II, Ambrose Bauer, Constantin Birnbacher, Maggie Bauer-Chamberlain, Erik Chamberlain, Charles Fuerstien, Waldemar von Treuburg, Wenzeslaus von Hortensiengau, Erik Bauer-Chamberlain II, Sieuwerd Cuijpers, Adam Hammond, Frederick von Labsburg, Gereon von Thannhausenand, Julius von Anderinch, Joseph Karcher, Edward Roderick III, Isolde von Smaragdwald, Anthony Bauer-Chamberlain, Kasimir Hoefler, Hieronymus von Büren, Joseph Roderick II, Jurgen Marquering, Arnold Bauer-Chamberlain, Erik Bauer-Chamberlain III Gisela von Hortensiengau, August Kratzenberg, Theresia von Maringhelm, Walburga von Strauss, Maximilian Berleburg, Walter von der Hyde, Vitus von der Mar, Eduard von Strauss, Russell von Korneuschlag, Thomas Michels
Other: Charlotte Church, George Huws, Katherine Jenkins, Wali Thomas
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