Franz as an SS-Obergruppenführer, and Director of the Ausland-SD
Vorsitzender des NSDAP
|Term of Office:||29 May 1985-|
|Birthdate:||14 June 1932|
|Place of Birth:||Vienna, Ostmark, German Reich|
|Political party||Nazi Party|
|Languages spoken|| German|
Wilhelm Franz is the Chancellor of the Greater German Reich, President of the European Council, and the Chairman of the NSDAP. He is the effective leader of the 750 million people of the European Union. Franz is a former officer of the SS.
Wilhelm Franz was born in wartime Vienna to an Austrian SS man. Franz's Hitler Youth records show him as "highly proficient" in Nazi ideology, racial questions, and military skills. Franz's father wanted him to become a policeman, but Franz's interest was soldiering. At the age of sixteen, Franz was recruited into the 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend as an Officer Candidate. Franz received his commission at age nineteen, and was immediately sent to the Balkans to fight the remaining partisans.
Franz's original position was second-in-command of a Panzergrenadier platoon. A month later, his commanding officer was killed in an ambush, and Franz took command. During that ambush, Franz received his distinctive facial scar. He returned to Germany in 1954. He is believed to have been present for some of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, although German and French sources do not confirm this. In 1955, Franz was promoted to Hauptsturmführer, and sent to a language course to learn English and French. He achieved top marks in English, and was posted as to the British Free Corps as a Company Commander.
Ten years later, as an Obersturmbannführer, he was sent to South Vietnam as a battalion commander. During three tours in Vietnam, Franz received the Knight's Cross. The Vietnamese Government also allege that Franz's unit was responsible for several war crimes, perpetrated on his orders. During the Tet Offensive, Franz was severely wounded and was evacuated to Germany.