Dirk Kempthorne was the President of the Republic of Cascadia during the Fourth World War. Kempthorne presided over an era of fear, as the Republic bordered the Soviet Union to the north. Upon Confederate President Mike Huckabee's declaration of war on the Soviet Union, Kempthorne enthusiastically supported him, launching an invasion of the Pacific Canadian S.S.R. in 2004. Several other Post-Union states assisted him.