|Christian Robertsson |
|1st Chairman of the Isokyrian Nororist Party|
April 17, 1937 – September 20, 1959
|Succeeded by||Emil Ingolfsson|
April 17, 1889
Futorprent, Fisbae , Isokyria
|Died||March 6, 1980 (aged 91)|
|Resting place||Our Lord's National Cemetary, Hufo|
Christian Robertsson (Isokyrian: ᚲᚱᛁᛋᛏᛁᚨᚾ ᚱᛟᛒᛖᚱᛏᛋᛋᛟᚾ, Kristan Robertsson; April 17, 1889 - March 6, 1980) was the first Chairman of the Isokyrian Nororist Party, creator of the Nororist ideology, and an important military figure during the Isokyrian War of Indepencence and the subsequent Isokyrian Civil War.
He first entered politics by participating in his home town of Futuorprent's town hall debates. He was elected one of the village's aldermen in 1914 when he was 25. While he was an alderman, he promoted nationalist policies and it was during this time he began developing his Nororist ideology, influenced by brewing fascist movements all over Europe. He met Svana Jonsdottir while attending a debate and they married in 1916.
He joined the Party of Isokyrian Republicans in 1919 shortly before the War of Independence broke out. He assisted the PIR by providing them with information on British government travel routes, allowing guerrilla fighters to ambush them and seize their cargo. After the defeat of the British, he became influential in Isokryian politics, known for his calm demeanor and invigorating speeches. He then joined the Nationalist and Nordic Coalition, the precursor to the Nororist Party.
By the time the Civil War broke out, he had built a massive following around his Nororist philosophy and became the nationalists' de facto leader. He appointed a large roster of former members of the Royal Isokyrian Army to lead the campaign against the socialists, as he, by his own admission, was a "poor military strategist." Despite his lack of expertise in military matters, he still made important decisions that affected the course of the war.
After the war's end, the Isokyrian Nororist Party was established and Robertsson was elected as its first Chairman and he effectively became Isokyria's head of state. He oversaw the ratification of a new constitution that made the INP the only legal party in the country.
Today he is apparently remembered fondly by Isokyrians though some defectors claim that this is part of a personality cult that has been built around him since his resignation. His critics argue he was an authoritarian dictator responsible for numerous human rights violations.
Robertsson was born to Vidgris and Haruld Robertsson on April 17, 1889 in Futorprent, Isokyria. He spent his childhood there and attended the only primary school in the area. He took a keen interest in politics at a young age. He spearheaded the creation of a model government when he was only seven years old. Robertsson met many of his colleagues during and after the civil war around this time.
Upon graduating high school, Robertsson entered into his town's politics by participating in town hall debates. His nationalist views attracted large amounts of supporters, urging him to run for office, which he successfully did in 1914 at the age of 25. He became one of the town's seven councilors and used the position to draw more attention to his nationalist platform, which he began calling Nororism.