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* Thaddeus Waxman is based on U.S. President [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt], given both his appearance and reputation as a military leader before his ascendance to the presidency.
 
* Thaddeus Waxman is based on U.S. President [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt], given both his appearance and reputation as a military leader before his ascendance to the presidency.
 
** One of the earliest in-game newspapers also states that Thaddeus Waxman became a national hero after leading U.S. cavalrymen to victory during the Battle of San Juan Hill. This had also been a major event in achieving Theodore Roosevelt the same status. However, Roosevelt led his troops to victory in Cuba, whereas Waxman did so in fictional [[Guarma]].
 
** One of the earliest in-game newspapers also states that Thaddeus Waxman became a national hero after leading U.S. cavalrymen to victory during the Battle of San Juan Hill. This had also been a major event in achieving Theodore Roosevelt the same status. However, Roosevelt led his troops to victory in Cuba, whereas Waxman did so in fictional [[Guarma]].
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*** However, in ''[[Red Dead Redemption]]'' it is mentioned that Theodore Roosevelt exists and is president, as the newspaper vendor in [[Armadillo]] regularly says "Teddy Roosevelt, first president to fly in aeroplane."
 
** The last name "Waxman" is a reference to Robin Williams's portrayal of Theodore Roosevelt in the form of a wax mannequin in the film ''[[Wikipedia:Night at the Museum|Night at the Museum]]'' (2006) and its sequels.
 
** The last name "Waxman" is a reference to Robin Williams's portrayal of Theodore Roosevelt in the form of a wax mannequin in the film ''[[Wikipedia:Night at the Museum|Night at the Museum]]'' (2006) and its sequels.
 
* His [[Cigarette Cards|Cigarette Card]] is located at [[Lonnie's Shack]] in [[Lemoyne]].
 
* His [[Cigarette Cards|Cigarette Card]] is located at [[Lonnie's Shack]] in [[Lemoyne]].

Latest revision as of 05:32, April 5, 2020

President Thaddeus Waxman is a minor, unseen character featured in Red Dead Redemption 2.

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Background Edit

Thaddeus Waxman was a politician and military officer who, at a time before 1899, had served as a U.S. Senator. He was best known for leading American troops to victory in Guarma during the Battle of San Juan Hill.

After 1899, the incumbent President Alfred MacAlister was assassinated. Waxman subsequently succeeded him.

Waxman proved to be a better president than his predecessor, advocating for mass industrialization which included the construction of a massive battleship for the United States Navy. These actions greatly increased his popularity and he became beloved by the American people.

Trivia Edit

  • Thaddeus Waxman is based on U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, given both his appearance and reputation as a military leader before his ascendance to the presidency.
    • One of the earliest in-game newspapers also states that Thaddeus Waxman became a national hero after leading U.S. cavalrymen to victory during the Battle of San Juan Hill. This had also been a major event in achieving Theodore Roosevelt the same status. However, Roosevelt led his troops to victory in Cuba, whereas Waxman did so in fictional Guarma.
      • However, in Red Dead Redemption it is mentioned that Theodore Roosevelt exists and is president, as the newspaper vendor in Armadillo regularly says "Teddy Roosevelt, first president to fly in aeroplane."
    • The last name "Waxman" is a reference to Robin Williams's portrayal of Theodore Roosevelt in the form of a wax mannequin in the film Night at the Museum (2006) and its sequels.
  • His Cigarette Card is located at Lonnie's Shack in Lemoyne.

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