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Storm Whitson
Fictional Character
Atlantis
POD: c 85,000,000 BCE;
Relevant POD: 1452
Appearance(s): Liberating Atlantis
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: United States of Atlantis
Date of Birth: c 1760
Occupation: Soldier, Adventurer, Planter, Senator
Affiliations: Army of the Atlantean Assembly


Storm Whitson (b c 1760) was a citizen of the United States of Atlantis. His public life spanned from the Atlantean War of Independence, when he marched with Victor Radcliff, through the aftermath of the Atlantean Servile Insurrection.

When the United States purchased Gernika from Spain around 1822, Whitson moved there and made his fortune as a planter. Like so many men of means throughout Atlantis' territory, he segued his wealth into a political career and represented Gernika at the Atlantean Senate. A long-lived and impressively vigorous man, Whitson remained a force on the Senate floor well into his 90s.

Despite having been a revolutionary in his youth, later in life Whitson became a firmly traditional man. He opposed anything which would reform or upset established Atlantean ways of life. He was particularly resistant to the abolition of slavery even after the Atlantean army was defeated in the Servile Insurrection. Needless to say, he strongly opposed the Slug Hollow Accord and was horrified when the majority of the Gernika delegation voted for it.

Literary NoteEdit

The unusual name of Storm (which Harry Turtledove has used in the past for the same reason), the advanced age of the character, and the strong opposition to racial integration of Atlantean society, all strongly invoke the historical US Senator Strom Thurmond.

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