Axel Lysbakken
Fictional Character
Shared Universe Story
"The Breaking of Nations"
Future History
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: United States (until 2031),
Date of Birth: 20th century
Occupation: Politician
Spouse: Unnamed husband
Political Office(s): Governor of Oregon

In 2031, Governor Axel Lysbakken of Oregon joined with Governors Nicole Yoshida of California and Dakotah Ng of Washington to declare the founding of the new nation of Pacifica.[1]

Lysbakken was initially the most hesitant to go forward with the Pacifica plan, and found the idea of secession and its association with the Confederate States distasteful, but ultimately agreed.[2] Yoshida frequently consulted Lysbankken and Ng as Pacifica took shape.[3][4] He joined Yoshida's passive interference in the Fresno Convention by arranging for "ringers" to attend. These ringers were Pacificans who created fake on-line profiles to take advantage of the fact that the convention's organizers operated in the virtual world. They were also long-time convention organizers themselves, and were well versed in parliamentarian procedure. Lysbakken shared this with Yoshida after the Fresno Convention failed. Yoshida was duly impressed.[5]

Yoshida told Lysbakken and Ng about the material Patrick O'Donnell had provided, proving Pence Administration was a wholly owned subsidiary of Russia. Both knew to gear up for war,[6] but Russia's recognition of Pacifica saved the day.


  1. And the Last Trump Shall Sound, pgs. 8-10, loc. 66-88.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid, pgs. 19-21, loc. 239-268.
  4. Ibid., pgs. 50, loc. 737.
  5. Ibid., pgs. 56-57, loc. 836-854.
  6. Ibid, pgs. 67-74, loc. 1101-1108.