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- "Well, I guess I called that one wrong. Oops."
- ―Verde near the end of her life, joking about her comment in 2619 when she assured the public that the Fifty-Years' War would not happen
Maria Verde was the president of the UEG during the Fifty-Years' War. Her father, Roberto Verde, was a member of the Unified Earth Government's General Assembly, giving her an early start in politics. He took her under his wing and taught her how to manipulate political alliances to her end. He was a well-respected member of the Assembly, which helped her in her presidential run in 2614.
Verde was born in Madrid, Spain, on October 31, 2561. From the beginning, she knew she wanted to follow her father into politics. At age nineteen, she enlisted in the UNSC Navy and ascended to the rank of Lieutenant First Class before retring from the military in 2603. Using her father's considerable influence and her antural political instincts, she won the presidential race in 2614 by a narrow margin.
Her presidency was forever marked by a speech she made in 2619, in whih she made the statement that "at no time this year... will we go to war with the Confederacy." She was not reelected in 2620, and lived out the rest of her life in political anonymnity. She died on October 21, 2712- ten days before her one hundred and fifty-first birthday.