Amasar Ren

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Amasar Ren

Official portrait of Amasar Ren in 1503 AC.

1st Chancellor of the Republic of Zhenia
In office
December 1, 1909 (1499 AC) – December 31, 1917 (1507 AC)
Preceded byPosition created
Succeeded byKim Junseok
4th Leader of the Republican Party
In office
January 7, 1918 (1508 AC) – October 31, 1921 (1511 AC)
Preceded byLiu Geonling
Succeeded byChang Jinseok
Personal details
Born
Amasar Ren (Zhenian: 아마사르 렌)

(1870-09-10)September 10, 1870 (1460 AC)
Seogyeong, Yonggang Province (modern-day Geonju)
DiedDecember 1, 1928(1928-12-01) (aged 58)
Daedo Special City, Zhenia
Resting placeZhenian Democracy Memorial, Daedo, Zhenia
Political partyRepublican Party
Spouse(s)Yoon Seoyeong (1889-1897)
Kim Minjung (1900-1922)
ChildrenKumatar Ren (1889-1933)
Tachihar Ren (1893-1942)
Alma materImperial University of Daedo
OccupationMilitary commander, philosopher, politician
AwardsMedal of the Phoenix
Ethnicity50% Wei, 50% Balakhaat Zhenian
Military service
AllegianceZhenia Empire of Zhenia, later Republic of Zhenia
Branch/serviceImperial Zhenian Army
Republic of Zhenia Army
Years of service1478-1482 AC (Imperial)
1499-1507 AC (Republic)
RankLieutenant (Imperial)
Daewonsu (Republic)
CommandsRepublic of Zhenia Defense Forces

Amasar Ren (Jinmun: 아마사르 렌, Balakhaat script: ᠠᠮᠤᠰᠤᠷ ᠷᠧᠨ), was a Zhenian military leader, political philosopher and politician who served as the first Chancellor of the Zhenian First Republic, as well as the leader of the Republican Party. Due to his contributions to the December Revolution as well as Renism and democracy in Zhenia as a whole, he is regarded as one of the two "fathers of modern Zhenia" alongside Emperor Seongjo of Imperial Zhenia. He is also one of the few major figures in imperial Zhenian history to have been not Dan Zhenian at all, being half-Wei and half-Balakhaat in ethnicity.

Being born in 1460 AC to a wealthy family between a Balakhaat father and a Wei mother in Seogyeong during the earlier days of the Empire of Zhenia, Amasar Ren was among the second-generation mainland Zhenians that were born after Zhenian unification. He studied in Daedo early on in his childhood, ultimately studying politics and philosophy in the Imperial University of Daedo; in his university years, he was exposed to republican ideals and was later affiliated with the upper echelons of the Liberal Democratic League. Following five years of military service as an officer in the Imperial Army, he became involved in the empire's political affairs as one of the youngest Imperial Parliament representatives at the time at age 35. He led the Imperial Parliament in the 1480s and early 1490s, contributing to the passage of acts that granted further rights to the people and alleviated discrimination against ethnic minorities in Zhenia.

Towards the end of the Empire, Amasar Ren became a key contributor to the December Revolution and the subsequent establishment of the Zhenian First Republic. In the events leading up to the revolution, he stood at the forefront of several popular rallies calling for the end of the absolute monarchy, while also structuring the fractured movement for revolution into one. After the abdication of Emperor Gojong, he spearheaded the drafting of the Republic's Constitution and Declaration of Union, built around a strong, centralized and well-financed government that is not only upheld by the direct support of the people, but upholds the liberties and lives of the people that constitute it. He led the new republic as its first Chancellor from 1499 to 1507, implementing state institutions and long-term development projects to further develop the nation as a whole. After the end of his second term, he retired from his political career entirely and resided in Daedo until his death in 1518.

Amasar Ren's greatest legacy lies in the completion of Renism and his leadership of the December Revolution, as well as the establishment of the Zhenian First Republic. As the primary mastermind behind the development of Renism as a political ideology, he posthumously became the ideological and spiritual figurehead of Renism to this day, both domestically and internationally. In contemporary Zhenia, he is consecrated as the "father of modern Zhenia" alongside Emperor Seongjo, Kim Shimin and Li Shan.

Early life

Political career

Involvement in the December Revolution

As Chancellor of the Republic

After Chancellor

Legacy

Political ideology

See also