This page lists all fictional heads of state and/or government who appear in the works of Harry Turtledove, but whose role is relegated to a few sentences, and whose names are never revealed. Most of these characters appear in works set in the future.
The Emperor of Austria-HungaryEdit
Mentioned in passing; presumably in power as a consequence of his country's alliance with Germany. 
Mentioned in passing; presumably, the German Empire restored this monarchy.
Mentioned as being the focal point of a plot to undo the German Empire and replace it with a Chinese one. 
The King of EnglandEdit
The Kaiser of the German EmpireEdit
In the late 21st Century, this unnamed Kaiser is the de facto ruler of the world.
The Sultan of the Ottoman EmpireEdit
Mentioned in passing; presumably still in power as a consequence of his country's alliance with Germany.
Mentioned in passing; presumably, the German Empire restored this monarch.
An unnamed Algarvian nobleman agreed to serve as King of West Algarve, a position with limited real power; he was in fact a puppet of western Algarve's Unkerlanter conquerors. At least two Algarvian nobles, including Sabrino, had refused to take the office before Unkerlanter officials found a collaborator pliable enough to accept the crown on Unkerlanter terms.
The Prime Minister of CaliforniaEdit
Mentioned in passing. 
Shah of IranEdit
Mentioned in passing as ruling Iran of the home timeline.
The General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Italian People's RepublicEdit
Mentioned several times throughout the novel.
Toward the end of the decades-long outbreak of the Black Plague which devastated northern Europe, an unnamed pope attempted to suppress the teachings of a heretic named Henri by having Henri killed. The day after Henri's death, the Pope himself was killed in a freak accident involving the structural collapse of a church in which he was praying.
During the time that Henri was active, the King of France also considered him an enemy and cooperated with the above Pope in arranging for Henri's death. The next day the king shared the Pope's fate.
See main article for information on his role in the story.
Duce of the Italian EmpireEdit
This unnamed person wielded the actual power in Italy. He expressed his condolences upon the death of Kurt Haldweim, calling him a man of power and of peace.  He was initially supportive of Heinz Buckliger. 
The Galactic Emperor and EmpressEdit
Mentioned in passing, with the implication that they are absolute monarchs. There is the further implication from the text that they are not as popular as they might like to be, but that it is not safe to express disapproval of their government.
The Emperor of Mexico during the Great WarEdit
No leader of the Republic of Quebec is ever identified by name. In The Center Cannot Hold, one unnamed Quebecois leader is briefly seen at the funeral of Theodore Roosevelt. It is from this scene that we know that the title of the highest official in the Quebecois government is Premier.
The Prime Minister is a man. He delivers a speech promising an eye for an eye after Iran apparently launches a nuclear attack on Tel Aviv. This results in a nuclear counter-strike on Tehran and the Iranian holy city of Qom
The President of the United StatesEdit
The Vice President of the United StatesEdit
No sooner has Gilmer returned from his negotiations with Yokim Sarns than he learns that a rival warlord is gathering a fleet of warships within ten parsecs of Trantor in preparation for an attack on the planet. While formal legal claims of sovereignty made by warlords such as Gilmer and his rival would certainly be dubious, the state of affairs in the inner galaxy at the time of the story does appear to suggest that such warlords are the highest political authorities in the region.
The reigning Tsar of Russia is referenced throughout the novel, but never named. For much of the work, it appears Russia is the mastermind behind the theft of The Two Georges.
Maleinos II's PredecessorsEdit
It is mentioned a number of times by various characters that Rhavas's grandmother was Maleinos II's grandfather's sister and that the grandfather was an usurper the way Stylianos was. Neither the grandfather nor the Avtokrator he overthrew or his son who presumably was Maleinos II's immediate predecessor were named. While it is likely that either his father or grandfather were named Maleinos, it is possible he was named after a previous Avtokrator that one, the other, or both admired. Therefore, we have one, two or even three unnamed Avtokrators immediately preceding Maleinos II.
King(s) of Kings of MakuranEdit
Throughout the trilogy of books detailing the ascension and emperorship of Krispos, the King of Kings of Makuran has offstage involvement in various plot points. It is not known whether one King of Kings ruled Makuran throughout the period of time covered by the trilogy, or whether there were different kings at different points in the story. No names are ever provided in any of the relevant scenes. 
One of the leaders of the few remaining free countries at the time of the story, El Presidente presides over a rump state located around the Andes Mountains. United States President Harris Moffatt III spoke to El Presidente by phone on occasion.
The Emperor who ruled the Race in the early 1920s, and who formally ordered Atvar to conquer Tosev 3, is mentioned in Homeward Bound, but not by name. It is said that he was more interested in form and ceremony than in the substance of policy, a marked difference from the incumbent at the time of the novel, the 37th Emperor Risson. This emperor is referred to as "His Majesty's predecessor" and is implied, though not explicitly stated, to have been Risson's immediate predecessor. The Conquest Fleet celebrated this emperor's hatching day as a holiday during their war against Tosev 3. Due to the difference in the amounts of time it took Earth and Home to complete orbits of their respective suns, this holiday would occur twice in one Tosevite year, to the confusion of many human observers such as Liu Han and Nieh Ho-Ting.
- ↑ Curious Notions, pg. 43.
- ↑ Ibid.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 185.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 43.
- ↑ Ibid. pg. 43.
- ↑ Ibid.
- ↑ Out of the Darkness p 490
- ↑ The Disunited States of America, pg. 41.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 278.
- ↑ Ibid.
- ↑ In High Places, pg. 15.
- ↑ In the Presence of Mine Enemies, pg. 73.
- ↑ Ibid. pg. 51.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 422.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 107.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 51.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 225.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 72. This person could be the historical Akihito, but Turtledove does not provide enough information.
- ↑ Ibid. 71.
- ↑ Adams, John Joseph, editor. Federations. 2009: Prime Books. p 95.
- ↑ Walk in Hell p 304
- ↑ The Center Cannot Hold p 37
- ↑ Eruption, pg. 325-326.
- ↑ Ibid., e.g. pg. 54.
- ↑ All Fall Down, pgs. 12-14, HC.
- ↑ Greenberg, Martin ed. Foundation's Friends: Stories in Honor of Isaac Asimov. New York: Tor, 1989. p 91.
- ↑ Krispos Rising, Krispos of Videssos, Krispos the Emperor (throughout)
- ↑ Homeward Bound p 231 et al
- ↑ Upsetting the Balance pp 482, 488.