Henrique Lott

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Henrique Lott
Henrique Lott, 1962
President of Brazil
Date of Birth16 November 1894
Place of BirthAntônio Carlos, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Age at start67 years old
Nationality Brazilian
Political PartyPSD
Ideology National Liberalism

Henrique Teixeira Lott (born 16 November 1894) is the 22nd President of the Republic of the United States of Brazil and its President at the start of TNO. He is a Brazilian military leader and politician who played a pivotal role in safeguarding Brazilian democracy during a period of political instability.

In Game Description[edit | edit source]

Henrique Teixeira Lott, the 22nd President of Brazil is in his heart still a military man. Lott developed his military career over the span of four decades. Not through nepotistic appointments, but using skill.

With the entry of Brazil into the Second World War, Lott was sent as a military attaché to America. However, history would force Lott deeper into the war. With the German invasion of Britain, Lott would work closely with Field Marshal Mascarenhas de Morais in commanding the Brazilian Expeditionary Force. Yet despite their best efforts, the island would fall and Brazil was forced to retreat. Lott would be promoted for his efforts, becoming a Brigadier General, and praised as a war hero. Lott worked on plans to defend Brazil from outside invasion, maintaining his ties to the Americans. As the Estado Novo regime fell in 1949, Lott would be one of those standing among Vargas' close circle of advisers. Deciding to act instead of going with his arms crossed, Lott proved instrumental in reaching an agreement that guaranteed elections would be held and Vargas was unharmed. He was personally involved in making sure that this agreement was maintained as he warned radical members of the military to allow the transition of power to occur.

Lott would be the minister of war throughout the fifties for both Eduardo Gomes and Juscelino Kubitschek's government. Lott, known for his dedication, stopped a coup attempt in 1955 ensuring that Brazilian democracy would survive and prosper. In 1960 Lott himself ran for the presidency, winning under the banner of the PSD. Lott now leads the largest nation in South America, however, Lott is still a General at heart, not a politician. Issues that plague Brazil, such as rampant inflation, he has been unable to deal with effectively. This combined with the fact that Jânio Quadros won the Vice-Presidency, a man with very different ideas for Brazil than Lott, turns governing into a challenge just as big as the wars that Lott fought in.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Early Life and Military Career[edit | edit source]

Born on November 16, 1894, in Antônio Carlos, Minas Gerais, Lott entered the prestigious Military School of Realengo in Rio de Janeiro. His dedication to the military path led to his enlistment in 1911 and subsequent commission as an officer five years later. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, Lott remained loyal to the government amidst a series of political upheavals, including the Tenente revolts, the Vargas Revolution of 1930, and the Communist uprising of 1935.

Sharpening his Skills[edit | edit source]

Lott's commitment to professional development was evident in his pursuit of further education. He attended the prestigious Superior War College in Paris and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. These experiences not only broadened his military knowledge but also honed his skills as an instructor. Upon returning to Brazil, Lott served as a faculty member at the General Staff School and other military academies, establishing a reputation for strong opinions and strict discipline.

World War II and the Rise to Prominence[edit | edit source]

With Brazil's entry into World War II, Lott leveraged his diplomatic and military background by serving as a military attaché in the United States. He then played a key role in the Brazilian Expeditionary Force (BEF) during the conflict. While the BEF's overall impact on the war was limited, his wartime service further elevated his profile within the Brazilian military.

Post-War Politics and the Move to Minister of War[edit | edit source]

Following the tumultuous end of President Getúlio Vargas' regime in 1954, President Café Filho, seeking a leader known for his loyalty to the constitution, appointed Lott as Minister of War. This crucial position placed Lott at the center of Brazilian politics during a tense period.