The Autumn of the Patriarch Characters

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The General, the Dictator

The General, who is also the President, ruler, dictator, and despot of the nation, is the central character of the book. The book is mostly his memoirs, in a confusing form, since each chapter starts with the General being found dead. The General takes power during the chaos of the Federalist wars with the backing of the British fleet, and enters the Presidential palace along with his mother. He deals with many real and imagined conspiracies to remove him from ruling the nation. At one point, he removes or assassinates the entire High Command, except for his friends, the Defense Minister and the Health Minister. Later, the General suspects that his Defense Minister, a colleague from long ago, is running conspiracies against the General, and has him killed. The Defense Minister's corpse is served for dinner, at a banquet where he is supposed to speak...

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