This is the culmination of the list and rankings that I have spent too many hours and words on. Yet, that time was rewarding to me. The time, research, and historical individuals have provided me further insight into eRepublik. I hope that these rankings do the same for another generation of players. Without further ado, the following are the ten most important eAmericans of all time.
No. 50-41 can be found here.
No. 40-31 can be found here.
No. 30-21 can be found here.
No. 20-11 can be found here.
10 – Uncle Sam
Uncle Sam began his eRepublik experience under another name, max power xivv. Everyone’s favorite patriot, however, was born on March 3rd. Since then, he has been an active citizen and ambitious politician from the very beginning. Additionally, he has served as a mercenary for a couple months in the summer.
He became involved in the economy by purchasing the company that would become International Transport, a moving company. Eventually he would found Harrisburg Bank with Benn Dover. After some clever financial transactions, he would build up his stable of companies to three. Today he is a partner in Capitol Bank of America.
Uncle Sam was active within the Democratic Party early on. From there, he attempted to run for mayor of Harrisburg against Jesus Cristo but lost. At the national level he became involved in the Department of Defense under Dishmcds. There, he played a role in the planning the Canadian-American War. During the war, Uncle Sam changed his newspaper from “The Word” to “The Daily Wartime Coverage,” laying the ground work for his present, successful newspaper. He made daily reports on the war effort and also fought on the front lines mano-a-mano against international freedom fighters.
Additionally, Uncle Sam is responsible for the emergence of AAP as a top five party. He was desperate to get on the ballot for the presidential race. He ran but lost to Immunogenic. The AAP was returned to the leadership of Evan Bayh with the understanding that Uncle Sam could use the party again for a presidential run. However, Evan Bayh had privately made the decision to run for country president behind Uncle Sam's back. This resulted in backlash against Bayh.
Uncle Sam is currently the party president of AAP after also serving in the same position in the Democratic Party. He has served as a Congressman. Uncle Sam has plans to run again for the presidency.
9 – Emerick
Emerick is a famous American that has spent most of his time in Texas. He currently has the most experience points of any American. He has served within the government and outside of it. For example, he is the Secretary of State of USA, the party president of the Libertarian Party, and has been an occasional presidential candidate. Additionally, he served as a mercenary for some time. Because of this, he is also among the strongest American fighters.
Emerick got started working in government by working in the US Unemployment Office with King Waseem. He sent out welcome messages new citizens and helped them if needed. In this job, he set up a standardized message with important information. He held this job until July of 2008. Another governmental job he has served in is the Secretary of State in multiple presidential cabinets. Additionally, he is the first Libertarian to hold the party presidency in two non-concurrent terms. Emerick has also served as a Congressman for numerous terms.
In addition to his political exploits, his newspaper, International Press, is among the largest in the country. It has 159 subscribers as of this writing. He is also among the key contributors to the eUSA forums. He also serves as example as an active American, taking on an enormous role in the American forums.
8 – ThisGenMedia/TGM/Franco/Teacher
The player formerly known as ThisGenMedia was the seventh president of the United States. He is the only president to not be elected to the office. He took over from the vice presidency after Roby_Petric abruptly quit the game in October. He has served at various levels of the government. TGM has also been involved as a mercenary and as a successful businessman.
TGM became involved in politics by serving as the Chief of Staff for Dishmcds. He is responsible for the transition to IRC chat. This reflected his activity: he is still active in the eUS forums and chat. He was elected to the party presidency of the RFC. From there, he served his first term as vice presidency under Archibald in July. He then served his second vice presidential term under Roby_Petric. He then ascended to the presidency in the middle of October.
His presidency saw the regulation of the monetary market and communication with other members of ATLANTIS, which in many ways were the only things he could do. The rapport he established provided for an exemplary example for subsequent President Dover to follow.
He has since moved on and is allegedly involved in The Party, using the name Teacher.
7 – Archibald
Archibald was the fourth president of the United States. Largely absent from the public, Archibald was the quietest president ever. Some claimed that he lacked the confidence to make public statements about his decisions. But by the same token, he did not display the need for attention either. Perhaps this was reflected in the fact that his decisions were often practical and pragmatic.
His presidency featured a few very significant events. Economically, he was successful in augmenting the treasury tremendously during his single term as president. Additionally, during his term, the US Constitution was ratified, though today it is largely ignored. And the most impactful thing emerging from the Archibald period was ATLANTIS, the very alliance structure that finds us fighting today.
Archibald comes from the Democratic Party, where he served as the party president. He followed up Uncle Sam, after serving Uncle Sam’s vice president within the party.
6 – Roby_Petric
There perhaps will not be a more controversial pick than Roby_Petric. A Croat in real life, Roby_Petric resided in the eUS and was a successful politician. He was the last president elected in the Beta period. He was supposed to serve as the president when V1 and the chaos surrounding V1 were introduced. However, he refused to continue playing when the V1 era was introduced. He turned over the necessary tools to ThisGenMedia to run the country but he had essentially quit. This led to the infamous impeachment vote by Congress that officially made Roby_Petric the first and only president impeached but served no practical purposes. The admins failed to correct the situation, letting the next presidential election occur first.
Roby_Petric was from the USWP. In fact, he was a major catalyst and symbol of the party’s growth. Today, it is the country’s largest political party. He served about two terms as the party president. He used Concord, NH, as a base to help get elected mayor and then to Congress. Critics assailed the party as a bunch of “zombies” that used party-line voting in order to get elected. For example, they point to Roby_Petric’s election to President as one such example. Nevertheless, that underappreciated the fact that he was an incredibly successful politician that helped to shape and form the foundation of what would become the world’s largest party.
In general, Roby_Petric had the political foresight to be successful in this land of opportunities. Today he is involved with the new country of Croatia, his native country.
5 – Justinious Mcwalburgson III
Justinious Mcwalburgson III is a successful politician, businessman, and journalist from Florida. Additionally, he is the last non-president to make the list, which shows the tremendous impact he has had on this country. Undoubtly, he is made of presidential timber but despite his numerous runs, he has not been elected to the highest office in the land. For now, his ultimate legacy is one as the presidential bridesmaid. Perhaps this will change in the near future.
He has served as the party president of UCP for sometime, heading the party since its days as the GameFAQs Party. At the national level, he has served as a minister of foreign affairs, as an economic advisor, as a personal advisor to the president regarding various issues, including those concerning coordination of funds and hospitals. Additionally, he is responsible for the creation of the Echo Military system for orders and pay. There are numerous other initiatives and programs that Justinious has headed or played a part in developing. He has been one of the models for an active citizen: he is active in various mediums, be they chat, forums, or writing.
It should be noted that he has served as vice president for the country for three terms. Additionally, he has served three terms as a mayor and five terms as a Congressman.
4 – Korbin King
Korbin King was the first president of the United States. He set the precedent of serving three terms. Nave followed this precedent but no president has served that many terms since. Korbin King was the early leader of the Democratic Party. He used the party president position in order to become the nation’s president.
King’s terms in many ways impacted the course of American history because he set precedents and established the first programs of the country. For example, King is enshrined in the official history of eRepublik for the establishment of the Federal Reserve, the first governmental simulated organization used to regulate and stimulate the economy. In this way, he had a positive impact on the country. However, he did not maintain a surplus in the treasury because of efforts to stimulate the American economy, which negates an economic positive. His ‘Project Two Birds’ was a hospital-building project to help establish a high quality healthcare network in the United State. It was not successful at its inception but helped to lay the groundwork for today’s network of hospitals.
Additionally, Korbin King was a successful businessman that owned multiple successful companies. King was known for raising money via his lotteries. His newspaper, OMG Magazine, was styled after a Second Life publication and succeeded as one of the earliest newspapers in the U.S.
Seven months ago, he decided to retire and die in Hawaii. He helped to personally finance Honolulu’s Q3 hospital and revealed his multiple accounts that were banned. He re-emerged around the release of V1 and moved to Thailand. In Thailand, he was elected that country’s president. He is still active there today.
3 – Benn Dover
Benn Dover was an early citizen of the United States and is the current president. He has served two terms as the nation’s eighth president, and he also serves as the nation’s third president involved in a major conflict. He has achieved success in all aspects of the game. In addition to his political exploits, he is a successful businessman building the nation’s first Q4 and then Q5 weapons company. Additionally, his newspaper, Consumer’s Digest, is the world’s second largest publication. Not to be forgotten is the fact he has served successfully as a mercenary and has continued to serve as a high impact soldier, or tank.
Initially, Benn Dover became involved with the business aspects of the game and avoided political activity. He started getting involved in the United States market and economy; first with Harrisburg Bank and later with Capital Bank of America among others—which is one of the largest SOs in the world.
Eventually, he became involved with the Democratic Party. He was elected the party’s president. He would serve three terms in the position. From this position, he was elected to represent his party three times in Congress. He also served as Harrisburg’s mayor for three terms.
He would become involved in the national government as the Under-Secretary of Wellness. He would briefly serve as the Secretary of Defense. He would also serve as chief of staff on two separate occasions. After losing twice in presidential elections, Benn Dover was elected to the presidency in November beating Peregrine on his third attempt.
He was the first American president elected during the V1 era and his presidency has been eventful one. With being elected as such, he has been allowed the ability to create and shape American policy in ways that perhaps rival Korbin King. For example, he has established a standard practice for Congressional proposals that allows for efficiency in legislation. The major event of his presidency, however, is the ongoing war with ATLANTIS allies against PEACE nations in France. Initially, the attacks were successfully, but America has been pushed back to the original territory arrangement. Additionally, during his presidency the dollar has weakened severely in comparison to gold.
2 – Nave Saikiliah
Nave Saikiliah was the second American president. And he may be the most polarizing person on this list. He was beloved by some and despised by others. Some have claimed he has the arrogance, the knowledge, and the lack of ethics to be a successful real-life politician. However, it must be said that he was a transformative figure in American politics. His approach set a precedent for the national government. He was the first president that advocated a larger government, in order to promote activity within the country. Additionally, he served as the nation’s first wartime president.
His political roots can be found in the Libertarian Party. Once elected the party’s president, he changed the name to the Liberty Party to disaffiliate with the real life associations of the Libertarians. He used the party as a vehicle to three successful runs for the country’s presidency.
His presidency will perhaps be best remembered for the Can-Am War, the first major war between countries in eRepublik history. The US sought to take over Canada and was initially successful. However, international fighters came to Canada’s defense. The war ended in a stalemate. Oh, Canada—how it hated Nave Saikiliah during the Can-Am War. He single-handedly defeated armies in the old battle system that pitted individuals against each other. One particular fight saw the two countries’ presidents fight with Nave Saikiliah emerging victorious.
Not to be overlooked, Nave Saikiliah was a successful journalist, often focusing his articles on economics or economic discussions.
It should be noted that he has gone through periods of inactivity and he took a significant amount of gold from the American treasury.
1 – Dishmcds
Dishmcds was the third president of the United States and he is the most important eAmerican of all time. He has served in leadership for the American government and also the government of the United Kingdom. Not only was he a successful politician but also a successful businessman and journalist.
Dishmcds was a part of various political parties during his time in the United States. He was a member of Jenkin and Jenkins, the Republican Party, the Illuminati, and the eRepublikans for Change. He served as the party president of RFC for three terms. He would use the position in order to run for the presidency. However, he was involved in the national government before that time.
Dishmcd initially served as a Defense Policy Advisor to Korbin King. He used the position to gain insight into military tactics before the early war module was released. Additionally, he founded the National Forums in order to send out military orders and fill vacancies. Under Nave, Dishmcds applied such knowledge as the Secretary of Defense. He served as the head of the Department of Defense (DoD), helping to create the most active program ever in America. Several influential Americans like Uncle Sam, Benn Dover, and Daphne Lilac would serve under him at DoD. He would use the position to help plan the Canadian-American War. He would resign from the position near the end of the Can-Am War and eventually become Nave’s vice president. From there, he would run for and win the presidency on the June 1st elections. He would be re-elected in July.
Dishmcds’s presidency featured the focus on healthcare and good foreign relations. For example, he promised to provide healthcare to all citizens in the form of the National Gifting Program. Additionally, he focused efforts on placing hospitals. Within two days after he took office, the US placed its first Q4 hospital in Austin, TX. During his term, the US ended up placing three Q4 hospitals in Austin, Washington DC, and Springfield. Another major effort was to build and/or restore foreign relations after the Can-Am War. He helped to craft the Non-Aggresion Pact between the United States and Canada. The contract made the borders between the US and Canada secure indefinitely. Additionally, the US continued the tradition of carrying a wide array of Mutual Protection Pacts to keep safe borders. Furthermore, he added powerful Romania as an ally.
During his first term however, Dishmcds was tested in foreign affairs. Indonesia declared war against South Africa, which would give Indonesia access to the Western Hemisphere, something that the United States was largely against. The U.S. rallied to the defense of South Africa along with several other countries. However, the coastal regions of South Africa were lost to the Indonesians.
Colorado Savings & Loan was an organization that Dishmcds used for his America businesses. He was an investor in Mongoose as well. Eventually, he became an investor in Aurum, one of the world’s largest corporations.
In addition to his political and economic achievements, he was a successful journalist with two newspapers currently with over 100 subscribers. This does not include US News and Classifieds, another successful paper that he was involved with.
His time in America helped to usher in a new era of prosperity and growth for the US.
He is now residing in the United Kingdom. He moved there after his terms as president to join friends he made across the pond. He has served as a Congressman, Minister of Trade, and Prime Minister in the UK. Recently, he has married Daphne Lilac, another American. He has announced his intentions to leave public life.