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Emerick was a prominent American citizen who lived for over two years.
During his time, he was a popular writer, a statesman, a senator, a president, and finally, a legend. As a writer, he interviewed the movers and shakers in the early era of eRepublik- people such as Nave Saikiliah and Alucard Bloodlust. As a statesman, he oversaw the early days of ATLANTIS and the entirety of Operation: French Toast. As a senator, he was a respected member of the community who advocated a more streamlined and less bureaucratic government. As president, he led the charge against PEACE GC's invasion of the United States in the Great War of 2009. And as a legend, he saved America's souls by being the driving force behind bringing Dioism to America.
This is Emerick's biography. It's a collection of first-person anecdotes and third-person encyclopedic information. Read it or don't.
When he was born, Emerick suffered from birth defects due to his mother's rampant alcoholism. For the entire month of February he was kept in an incubator until he was deemed healthy enough to leave the hospital.
Looking for something to do
Emerick found a job in weapons with Guns'n Stuff, which later went on to become America's first Q3, then Q4, and then Q5 weapons company. Making $1 a day, he felt like he was a sweatshop worker. He complained to his manager, who, more often then not, gave him the cold shoulder.... so he started looking for other ways to make money.
Emerick's First Journalism Gig and Other Collaborations
Temping at US News and Classifieds
It was around that time when Banach, titled He was paid $1.was at it's peak. Emerick got entry-level experience as a journalist by submitting a story about the Canadian user,
International News Agency
Emerick was cast in the role of the American Journalist for International News Agency. INA was supposed to be a collaboration of several journalists from different countries who would contribute news from their home and surrounding countries to each other by sharing their articles and information; and then they would publish each other's articles and information in their respective countries. The concept was the brainchild of then Australian president, zaney. Besides zaney, Titu Maiorescu, king of apples, and Emerick were active on the off-site forum and signed up for the job. After a few weeks of debating the name of the collaboration, exactly how it would work, its logo, and other start-up issues, it looked like the INA would finally begin to put its gears into motion and get off the ground.
All this time, Emerick had been putting together an interview with the then-president of USA, Nave Saikiliah for the other members. However, presidential aspirations and other political issues of two of the bigger names in the agency caused them to withdraw from the project and, eventually, only Emerick was still holding the name. Not wanting to give up his newspaper and good interview with his president, Emerick published the article under the INA name. Excited with his achievement, Emerick eventually renamed the newspaper International Press, and continued looking for material.
By the time Emerick became president and changed his paper, International Press had over 800 subscribers, and was ranked among the nation's top 15 most subscribed.
In August of 2008, Skinny Bones Jones created another journalist's collaboration named InterPol, International Politics. Also part of this endeavor were Dishmcds, IP Lockard, and Belea2008. In InterPol, Emerick finally played a part in a substantial collaberation with other energetic journalists. Emerick contributed several articles to the group:
He was a bit disappointed that Dichmcds's and IP Lockard's, both from the United Kingdom, only contributions were economic arguments, however Skinny Bones Jones, in Canada, made a good effort. Belea2008, for his part, published InterPol articles in South Africa.
This project pushed out eleven issues in two months time. It ended around the time that v1 came out, as every member became more busy in their countries' governments.
"This one time, I was bored, so I decided to see who was online. Nave was on, and so I decided to screw around with him. Now, when I say screw around, I don't mean maliciously...I just mean talk to, in a jocular fashion, perhaps. So I pm'd him. I told him how miserable it was that I'd never had gold before, and I was tired of seeing 0.00 next to that little pile of gold on that sea green header we have, and I asked if he'd give me some. I didn't expect anything. Maybe a semicolon pee as a response, but I didn't think that he'd actually give me money. But he did. I was ecstatic. Really. I didn't know what to do. I was still a young kid, and this guy just dumped 2 gold pieces onto my lap for nothing. I ran to the monetary market, glanced at the RER, which had the price of gold at $22, and posted. It was sold in about a minute. I thought that was weird, so I wasn't surprised when Nave told me that the actual price of of gold was $50. I would've face desk'd if the gold wasn't completely free."
Working for the US Unemployment Office
Back in the early days, Dishmcds was still putting together his dream of a bureaucratic government. Every week or so, he'd write an article looking for ambassadors or new public servants. Young and eager Emerick contacted Dishmcds for a chance to sink his hands further into the game. Dish set him up with a job in the newly formed King Waseem, was to send a welcome message new citizens, give them the lay of the land, and set them up with a job if they needed help(in beta, citizens had to post their application, and it was up to General Managers to hire them, as opposed to in v1, when the operation was reversed). Emerick set up a standardized message with all the important things he felt new citizens needed such as:. Emerick's job, with
- who the current president was
- any major events happening
- how to find a good employer
- how to buy food
- where to go to for further advice
Emerick took the job to heart, because, being born with a birth defect, he understood the importance of support.
It could be said that this agency was the inspiration for the New Citizen Message, introduced in v1, and the US's current Mentor Program, which operates under the Department of Education.
Diarmuid Trelsman: A Worthy Opponent
In mid March, Moriet held a USD. That was mildly humorous, but the real fun was the next day, when he announced the winner. Nave had won, and received 10.13USD. Immediately, he announced that the person who posted the most comments in that article would win his prize money. And it was on. Nearly tens of poor Americans poured into the article, grabbing at the cash. Emerick took a commanding lead with 3 comments. Soon after, however, Dishmcds posted 10 comments. Sure enough, Emerick noticed that Dish was after his money, and took the lead again. However, there was a man- no, a boy, who coveted what Emerick wanted. Diarmuid Trelsman. He decided to post there and try to win Emerick's 10USD. But Emerick would not be beaten. He posted over and over, in rapid succession, never letting up. But Diarmuid did not give. Emerick, determined to win his money, went so far as to let his spaghetti go cold in the microwave during his battle with the his feline opponent. Thus was his determination. The battle raged on for hours until Emerick devised a clever rouse. He pretended to go afk for a few hours, and let Dia wear himself out. Eventually, the striped kitty stopped posting and went home. And then Emerick lept into the article again. With a ferocity never before seen in posting on eRepublik, Emerick posted for minutes and minutes, and then came back the next day and posted for several more minutes. In the end, Diarmuid was stunned and bewildered, and Emerick was declared winner. The people cheered, and Emerick received his prize.(fun game: see Benn's 3rd comment, and compare that with what actually happened), where participants were to send him money, the winner being the person who sends the most. The prize was ambiguous, and only 3 people participated- Nave being the winner, donating 9.99
Also, Belea2008 was there.
The CanAm War
During the CanAm War, Emerick was still a lowly journalist with little influence on governmental policy or public opinion. However, as a regular in the nation's flashchat room, he quickly became a central part in the war.
Early in the war, Vos found out that a user could use hospitals more than once. Using this glitch, Emerick slaughtered many Canadians, making his friends like him more and his parents more proud of him; it also put him on speaking terms with girls. Use of this glitch was only a rumor in the media until an American named Uncle John announced to the world that some Americans were using the glitch.
Soon enough, America had conquered many Canadian regions, and the famous Canadian shitfest ensued. What happened next is rarely spoken of, and when it is, it is spoken of as legendary. The Canadians, so enraged with their defeat, began a massive spamming campaign in the US media. Our hero, Emerick, recalls a native Canadian-owned newspaper named the American Minutely, which promised to post a new article every minute with new and exciting ways to cheat(this, in response to the Americans using the using the hospital glitch). The owner kept this up for a surprisingly long time.
At one point in the war, Emerick wrote a long-winded speech to the Canadians, telling them to stop taking the war so seriously. They did not comply.
Libertarian Party President
After the war, in June of 2008, Emerick decided to break into politics. His party, named the Liberty Party at the time, had stagnated after Saikiliah left the helm. Emerick decided to make it his goal to revitalize the party. When Emerick won the seat, he tried to reach the party members. In press releases, Emerick asked the party members their opinions on important issues in the party, such as the party’s name and ideals. He received absolutely no response, so he did what he wanted to. He changed the party’s name back to Libertarian, and attempted to align the party with real life Libertarian ideals. During his tenure as party president, he made a few political allies in the party who assisted him in forming a coherent set of ideals and presented them to the party members. His work was received with minimal fanfare.
Also important during his presidency, Emerick started a Congressional Questionnaire, where party members who wished to serve in congress would have to answer a set of questions which would then be published for the voters to peruse through, and learn about the candidates’ ideals, strengths, and general competency of game mechanics. Now, during beta, congressional candidates weren’t voted on by the public; instead they were appointed by the president after the presidential race, based on their appointed ranking within the party. Congressional makeup was decided during the presidential election when voters would vote for a party that they felt would do well in congress. From there, 40 of the top party members were put into congress, as decided by the party’s percentage of the vote. Using this system, Emerick would ask for party members to rank the congressional candidates, and he would take their input into consideration when appointing congressmen.
After a month as party president, Emerick was voted out of the seat in favor of Immunogenic, who later went on to become president of the country the next month. Emerick feels that it’s important to note that Immunogenic was voted on mostly by followers of his from Cybernations or Cybercitizens or something, so it’s not as if he lost because he was unpopular or something, he was just overtaken by immigrants. It happens all the time.
Emerick the Mercenary
After Emerick was relieved from his political position, he decided to use his newfound freedom to fight abroad. He joined America’s mobile military force, which would later be renamed to the Marines in August of 2008, when BuzzyTheCat was Secretary of Defense. He was soon deployed to Sweden to fight against Germany in the Second Sweden-Germany War. He also doubled as a mercenary along with Benn Dover(whose connections made it possible) and Uncle Sam. Emerick was paid by Turkey to fight against Greece in the First Balkan War. Emerick also fought alongside Alucard Bloodlust in this war. The Turks paid handsomely, and Emerick did not hesitate to skim some gold off from them, because he did not care for the Turks in the least. In fact, he was pro-Greek, but it was generally accepted that Greece stood no chance, even by the Greeks, who planned to politically takeover Turkey after their military loss, which they did successfully. This PTO was also the first time that Onrche would get banned for multiaccounts.
Unfortunately, Emerick’s CO in the military decided that fighting in another war on the side was a faux pas, and decided to dishonorably discharge him. On the positive side, though, Emerick ranked up to a Colonel while fighting as a mercenary, so it all evened out, really. This was the last time that Emerick really played mercenary. After this war, Emerick did form a small mercenary group, which he named SEES. It existed and fought in wars up to and including the ATLANTIS invasion of France, but disbanded afterward, as most mercenaries did when v1 came out.
Secretary of State Emerick
When Immunogenic was elected president in September 2008, he initially offered Emerick the position of Vice President, which Emerick turned down, because he didn’t feel like doing all the work involved in that position. When asked which position he’d prefer, Emerick asked to be appointed as Secretary of State. As Secretary of State, Emerick was the main liaison between ATLANTIS and the US. In the ATLANTIS headquarters, Emerick’s opinions often differed with most others’. For example, when Iran and Turkey, two countries who were set apart in PEACE GC, asked to join, Emerick thought that it would be a good idea. He thought that it would create fractures in PEACE, specifically, between the factions of the goons+/v/akistanis against the more traditional countries that were not completely filled with people from internet forums that are famous for trolling. He also thought that it would spark war in the Middle East, far away from the main Atlantis countries, which would allow them to test PEACE’s power safely. Everyone else, except Franco disagreed.
Emerick was also Secretary of State during Operation: French Toast. He did nothing of any major significance during that time, and stepped down at the end of President Dover's term.
Time in Japan
After the war in France, in January of 2009, Emerick moved to Japan for a short while, because he was tired of dealing with ineffective people in the United States and ATLANTIS. He decided to meet his friend GLaDOS in Japan(Nippon or 日本 in Japanese), and not too long afterward, Emerick's American friend, Geno Garon followed suit.
While in 日本, Emerick met great people such as Akki, Tohru, and Oraizan; all of whom eventually rose to such great power in Japan that they became unstoppable, until North Korea refugees joined politics in Japan after Russia conquered Corea during World War 3.
Accompanied by his friend Geno Garon, Emerick created the Orange Party, which was, in his opinion, the answer to his political woes in the United States. Emerick believes that American politicians were too boring and serious, they worked harder for their own party than they did for the glory of the country, and they were infringing on citizens' rights. Emerick would continue to hold strong onto two out of three of these ideals when he would later create SEES, an American Authoritarian party.
Emerick worked hard to create the Orange Party, but he soon grew homesick for the hustle-and-bustle of a large country, and moved back to America when Uncle Sam attacked Mexico.
Skip a Few
Now, we'll skip ahead about a few months, completely disregarding a large chunk of Emerick's life.
First Presidential Run
When Emerick first ran for president in July 2009, he released a series of three articles that laid out his plans and ideals. The first of the three was. In this article, he laid out a few past accomplishments and his basic ideals. To show that he was going to be a different kind of president, Emerick adopted the slogan Making America New Again.
His second article was named, and was in a list-like format, to attract voters with ADD. In it, Emerick used the slogan Quality Über Alles, to show his feelings that his policy was to create programs and policies that would make everything about the US the highest quality - including the wiki, its education system, and how it deals with its allies and enemies.
Emerick's third article was a short comment to his detractors who felt that an Emerickan presidency would bring little activity to the military. Harrison Richardson, would increase American's military power, but Emerick would not.was his third campaign slogan, and was made such to be a bite at opponents of his who believed that his opponent,
As an icing on the cake, Emerick posted an article in which citizens may ask him any question that they wish, and he would answer it., he named it.
Emerick's role in the Richardson Administration
After this campaign, Emerick lost the election to Harrison Richardson, the USWP candidate. Richardson invited Emerick to be Secretary of State in his administration, which Emerick accepted. Emerick's first concern was the US's perception that the UK was pushing them away, and supposition that the UK would be joining PEACE GC soon. In an effort to combat the ill feelings between the US and UK, Emerick wrote an open letter to the UK. It received raves from American citizens, but the British, for the most part, were unresponsive to the article. These responses were merely further evidence to the United States that they had to prepare for an invasion, as they had received intelligence from all around the world that a major invasion was coming.
Soon, the Great War of 2009 began. Emerick's role as Secretary of State put him in many important meetings with allies and enemies. First, Emerick helped the US and Canada coordinate with EDEN when they were offered help. Later in the war, Emerick participated in peace talks with PEACE GC; the same peace talks that would later lead to a treaty, which the United States congress agreed to sign
The Emerickan Presidency
|The Emerick Cabinet|
|President||Emerick||August 6, 2009–September 5, 2009|
|Vice president||PigInZen||August 6, 2009–September 5, 2009|
|Secretary of State||LexLuther1||August 6, 2009–August 15, 2009|
|Gaius Julius||August 16, 2009–September 5, 2009|
|Secretary of Treasury||One Eye||August 6, 2009–September 5, 2009|
|Secretary of Defense||Battle Kitten||August 6, 2009–September 5, 2009|
|Secretary of Citizen Affairs||Jasper Ferguson||August 6, 2009–September 5, 2009|
|Economic Council Chairman||Jewitt||August 6, 2009–September 5, 2009|
|Welcoming Committee Director||ligtreb||August 6, 2009–September 5, 2009|
|Meals on Wheels Director||SirEkim||August 6, 2009–September 5, 2009|
|White House Press Secretary||mjdiv||August 6, 2009–September 5, 2009|
|Director of Ambassadorial Affairs||Wade Seagrave||August 6, 2009–September 5, 2009|
|Secretary of Education||Bill Brasky||August 6, 2009–September 5, 2009|
|Chief of staff||Gaius Julius||August 6, 2009–September 5, 2009|
|Chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff
|Eugene Harlot||August 6, 2009–September 5, 2009|
On August 6, 2009, Emerick was elected president, beating Harrison Richardson and Joshua Hoss by receiving 40.62% of America's vote. He did little campaigning due to being extremely busy his role as Secretary of State during the war. President Richardson and he agreed not to put much effort into their campaigns, and to instead focus their serious energy on more important executive efforts. Emerick did attend one debate hosted by the Federalist Party and write one article that was later deleted by mods because he referred to Candidate Hoss as an "idiot" in it. Emerick does not regret speaking his true opinions about his uncouth opponent.
After his, Emerick publicly released his cabinet in his article, . He chose PigInZen as his vice president in order to give the young upstart some executive experience. Emerick's cabinet mostly consisted of people who had experience in their respective positions, as he did not want to experiment with newfags during what could prove to be a fatal war.
It was clear to Emerick that, in order to win the war and protect America from future invasions, there needed to be a system in place to herd new players into helpful organizations, such as the military. Therefore, he expanded the United States Mentor Program, and asked BillBrasky, who was running it, to begin by contacting every player under level 14. The program would continue to work by contacting each new player every day and give them helpful tips and direct them towards other programs and people who would help them. Unfortunately, Mr Brasky failed to produce any results, and later stole the spreadsheet for the organization. This put a few roadblocks in the way of progress.
The Ghost of Emerick times.
"My persona possessed the body of a young Indonesian girl, and the Indonesian femeninity mixed with my Persona created a character that gave a shit about nothing" ~Emerick, resurrected.
The Ghost of Emerick times covers May '10 to December '10.
Emerick Interview Day 1183*
TMZ: Who is/was the most influential person in eUS history?
That's probably not possible to answer, for several reasons. Since it's a game and we don't take care of our history like we do irl, we can't really say that one person who was great in their prime was the most influential, since newfags most likely won't care. Also, the US is so divided right now that people who some revere are completely hated by another bloc of Americans. So while a year old milfag will say that Harlot is, without question, the most influential ever, a politifag in USWP might say scrabman, or even, I shudder to imagine, Fionia or Halifag. Some say me, I might say Nave or Dish. Who knows. Everyone has someone that they look up to and emulate.~Emerick
TMZ: What do you consider your greatest achievement in this game? Krems emulates me to a T, and he turned out alright, so I could say him.~Emerick
Emerick the Poet
- President Woxan's announcement that America was accepting Dioism:
- Emerick wrote this right here in the summer of 2008.
- See for yourself here
- Uncle John's newspaper article,
- Located in his newspaper, titled
- President Richardson wrote about the PEACE invasion before it happened
- President Emerick's newspaper announcement of the event:
|13th President of the United States of America
August 6, 2009 - September 12, 2009
| Succeeded by|