Daan Harold Brek was born July 5th, 1985 in Montreal. He grew up speaking French as his first language but later learned English and began attending universities in the Southern Columbian Empire. He was often considered different and special during his childhood because his father, Gregory Brek, was then the Empereur. After graduating from college Daan returned to a very different Montreal. He knew that tensions between the British and their colony of Canada were stretching to unbelievable lengths. Soon a war would break out and he knew that he'd have to fight in it.
The Canadian Revolution
In 2003 the United Kingdom official declared marshal law over the unruly autonomous state of Canada and no one was prepared for what happened next. Canada was split into two different entities, West Canada and East Canada. The Columbian Empire prepared to fight for the West. Daan gladly joined the ranks and fought in the war against the British.
Two years later the war ended with the Ten Year Treaty and Brek receiving the purple heart and the medal of honor for defending his own freedom and the freedom of others. This event greatly influenced Daan's view on the world and he decided from then on that he would follow in his father's footsteps and lead Columbia in a great war against the British and destroy them once and for all.
The Death of an Empereur
On December 23rd, 2007 Empereur Gregory Brek was murdered by British assassins. This caused Daan to hate the British even more and he knew that he had to become the next leader of Columbia so he could wipe out all of the United Kingdom and his evil colonies.
The 2008 Election
In 2008 Daan joined the race for the title of Empereur after his father's death. He ended up running against a previous senator of Virginia and won in the end. On May 15th, 2008 Daan Harold Brek was proclaimed the thirty-second leader of the great Columbian Empire and was knighted by his father's Vice Empereur, Isaac Ramirez.
Daan's first term has seen very little war and all he has done so far is improve living conditions across his country and work harder to bring peace via the American Alliance. But on May 2nd, 2015 the Ten Year Treaty ran out and Empereur Brek officially declared war on the remaining British colonies in America.