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2nd Minister of War
January 24, 2010 – June 14, 2010
|Preceded by||Vaughn Bullock|
|Succeeded by||Jorge Contreras|
|Born|| 1990 (age 26-27)|
Pittsburgh, United States
|Political party||National Socialist|
|Nickname(s)|| unser Rommel (Our Rommel)|
Hero of the East
|Allegiance||Empire of New Europe|
|Years of service||2009 - present|
|Commands|| Royal South Carolinian "Garde du Corps"|
Royal North Carolinian "Garde du Corps"
Imperial Regiment "Garde du Corps"
|Battles/wars|| Meissner Antifan War|
Battle of Forestbrook
New Euro-Erusian War
New European Civil War
|Awards|| Meissner War Medal|
Camurian War Medal
Red War Medal
Civil War Medal
Little is known Nicholas Bender earlier years prior to comming into the micronational world. He was born in Pittsburgh, United States in 1990. His family at some point moved to South Carolina were he went to high school. While in school in enrolled in the schools J.R.O.T.C. program.
When New Europe was established in early 2009 Bender was asked by his friend, King Matthew to join in the army in service to the empire. He accepted and was promoted to the rank of Major for his years in J.R.O.T.C. As an officer Bender was given command of Royal South Carolinian "Garde du Corps". He received many recommendations and awards for excellence for his training of the corps, he would remain with this regiment for many months.
Battle of Forestbrook
Main article: Carolina Wars
In May 2009, King Matthew became ambitious and saught to expand the empire and his own kingdom. Bender accompanied the king on a routine exercise and they discovered a covert mission to infiltrate the state government and help establish a communist mocronation in North Carolina. On their way to inform the government they were ambushed and he was wounded. He himself retreated and returned with reinforcements that caused the tide of the battle to turn in favour of New Europe. Following the battle he received a wound badge.
Seige of the City of Hartford
During the New European Civil War he refused to renounce the monarchies of New Europe and North Carolina. He and his regiment joined the Loyalist Army and was one of the leading forces on the southern, and later eastern front. He was later given field command of all forces going east towards Hartford, the Connecticuter state capital. He halted his advance until word from the emperor arrived allowing him to take the city in his name. When it was given he lead the charge into the city recieving more wounds and oversaw the surrender of Ryan Lahiff.