The Kingdom of Alenveil
Etymology - The name "Alenveil," comes from what Limonaian merchants called the Wuldrein lands of Aavgolt, which was the Kogaan Kingdom that seceded from Prymont and settled on the Auraid Bay.
Geography - The country's geography contains mainly hilled regions with somewhat coastal temperatures in the far south and frigid temperatures in the central and northern parts of Alenviel. Living along the Fractian-Boryean fault line, Alenveil has multiple different gold deposits and has implemented that as one of their main exports, as well as oil located in the far north.
History - Crude, leather-bound books found in archaeological sites and written in Limonaian appear to be written by merchants from about 1489. The writings tell of lands that were found speaking an "unknown language." It's described with very harsh consonants and drawn-out vowels. Archaeologists have discovered stone tablets that appear to be some kind of precursor language, but no one knows how to make sense of them. The Limonaian Merchants continued their work until Limonaia decided to try and colonize Alenveil. Proven military orders afterward from the early 1500s tell of Limonaians attempting to colonize, destroying their language and banning others from speaking it. They placed a Governor to watch over the occupied lands of Alenveil, stopping every hint of rebellion before it started. This stagnant rule was finally crippled in 1902 when Limonaia flared up in a rebellion. Alenveil and its militia saw that the Limonaian Military were weakened and fought against them, securing their independence and forming a kingdom again, which became known as the Rural Reformation or "Riforma Rurale."
Government - Alenian government, after it was freed from Limonaia, became a constitutional monarchy to replace the fall of its kingdoms when the Riforma Rurale completed its goal. Each president rules for five years and then their term ends, but the monarch rules for their entire life. Separate branches of government include a branch for making laws, a branch for making sure the army is kept in check, and a branch to make sure the president is kept in check, (Legislativo, Militante, and Direttore respectively). The leader of the Legislativo branch is the Senato. The leader of the Militante and Direttore are the President and watch over both the monarch and the military. The monarch has a large influence on what laws are made and how they could be influenced to their favor, but the Direttore reviews the Legislativo's laws and approves whether or not this would cause a corrupt leadership to form. Then the law is sent out into the public and voted upon. If it succeeds, soon it will be put into place. If it fails, then they have to rework the law all over again. The Militante branch is what makes sure that the military doesn't attempt to take over or overthrow the government and replace it with loyalists of Ariele Cugno's old, pure monarchy regime.
Military - Because of its increasingly passive nature, the military is the only 1% of Alenveil's population. The armed forces are organized in multiple different branches (National Guardsmen, Army, Air Force, Navy). The police force itself is known as L'incudine, directly translating to "The Anvil" in Limonaian.
Economy - With a population of 15 million, Alenveil makes most of its exports through gold deposits in the west near the fault line, its fishing industry in the south, oil from the north and, above all, pastries! These extremely valuable exports make Alenveil and its economy extremely well-off, even contributing to the Alenian stereotype of being "pompous and snotty." Its international partners include PyeMcGowan and The Neo-Enclave. Transportation includes that of trains and cars, as well as a few rural cities using horsedrawn carriages. Alenveil's unemployment rate is about 17% of the 15-million population. In the sense of tourism, Alenveil attracts most of its tourism for its Winter holiday vacation spots in the hills that cover the central and north of the country, and not its coastal spots which aren't the best throughout its season for tropical vacations.
Demographics - Its demographics include the dominant residents of Limonaian (46%) as well as a mix of Anglish-speaking (24%) and Prymontian (16%) migrants, and its language corresponds. Education is remarkably high for a population with 15 million at an 81% success rate with various schools.
Culture - Alenveil is often known and recognized for its populace's mastery of pastries. Varieties include pastries that are filled and aren't filled, those that can be dipped and those that can be covered in a glaze. In Alenveil, the possibilities are practically endless when it comes to baking. Clothing is extremely popular and is a major part of Alenian life and higher-class citizens make sure that others know how great their appearance is. Morality is a very common thing that is taught in schools and expresses that with education's strict nature for being good and well-mannered. Appearance is also something that is very important to Alenveil and because of their amazing economy with their deposits of gold and oil, they try their best to look their best. These two factors have developed an Alenian stereotype with other countries perceiving them as "pompous and aristocratic," even though they're very humble about their economy and blame the geography for their luck, not themselves. Sports that Alenveil likes to participate in include soccer, rugby, and tennis (they aren't the best at them.) Every 2 years the Festival of Nights is celebrated with much joy. It's a holiday with time-honored roots in the nighttime battle that helped seal the unification of Alenveil, but today it is mostly associated with watching special shows, the creation of art, playing instruments and bonding with family. It is officially celebrated for 1 week, but the final celebrations often last deep into the night and even into the next day. Alenveil has legalized medicinal and psychedelic weed as well as tobacco (cigars and cigarettes).
The Flag of Alenveil
The moon represents an Alenian myth where a warrior-king in Ancient Alenveil history named "Baldrick" laid siege to every other city-state and unified the country of Alenveil. The dark blue represents the southern Auraid Bay, and the white represents the cold northern frontier. The number of white stripes represents the old Paleolithic clans, and the dark blue stripes represent how many nights it took for Baldrick to united The Kingdom of Alenveil.
Anthem: "Baldrick's March"
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The Grand Duchy of Karillia
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Grand Duke: Aleksandar I Komnenos
Currency: Imperial Mark
Karillia literally means 'The Chosen' in the ancient language of Aegean, an almost dead language with an estimated 10.000 remaining speakers. The first recorded usage of the name originates from the Aegean mythology, where a prophecy tells of the everlasting land of Karillia, which will unite the world (which was believed to be much smaller back then) and bring prosperity to it.
The first settlements in this area can be traced back for millennia, to the native Aegean people, which revered a pantheon of gods and had their own mythology which was heavily influenced by other migrating tribes and natural disasters of the time. They only had loose, tribal governments until the Empire of Fles integrated these settlements.
They displayed very tolerant and benevolent rule, making the Aegean people fiercely loyal towards the Emperor. Although they actively converted the populace to their own religion, Flesian, they also permitted the retention of their old faith. In the early 13th century, national unrests boiled to an all-time high, resulting in a pretender dethroning the Komnenos emperor before being dethroned himself only a few years later.
The survivors of the Komnenos dynasty fled into the Aegean lands where they were still viewed as the legitimate rulers, creating the splinter state of Karillia. They used the mythological name in the hopes of enhancing morale and reclaiming their lost crown, yet they ultimately failed, only being able to make small territorial gains before the arrival of the Osjuk Empire.
The Osjuks were a foreign nation from beyond the Poltic mountain range with far superior military, boosting one of the strongest light cavalries of the time. They slowly annexed the area of the Fles, taking their capital and last stronghold in 1453. Although they initially accepted a yearly tribute in exchange for Karillia’s continued existence, the Osjuks broke their promise in 1461 when they forcefully conquered it.
This lead to the Aegean people rejecting their rule and staging multiple violent uprisings, which was countered by the Osjuks building new settlements in the area of Karillia, which they renamed to Trebzon, and sending loyal subjects to live there. They managed to hold their lands for almost five centuries, when countless uprisings all across their Empire as well as foreign interventions crippled them until they completely fell apart in 1918. Only two days after this, the presidential republic of Greater Trebzon was proclaimed.
The young state struggled with a devastated industry as well as a financial crisis, resulting in thousands of deaths from starvation, which the president managed to blame on the tardiness of the parliament. in 1936, he dissolved the parliament and turned himself into a dictator. When the economy still didn’t recover, he found a new victim: the remaining Osjuk populace. In the following years, racial tensions heightened, and many Osjuk businesses and homes were raided and appropriated. Due to the extra money this brought into the treasury, the economy boomed, giving rise to an international anti-Osjukism.
The tensions boiled over when a large, regional war erupted between the Osjuk successor states and foreign powers joined it, leaving millions dead by its end in 1948. The foreign powers helped build a proper republic this time, enforcing a constitution that would prevent anything like this from ever happening again and creating the Republic of Trebzon.
This new government received a lot of foreign funding in the beginning, permitting it to rebuild the destroyed industry and create a strong economy. The people were rather happy with this until the early 2000s, which saw a number of corruption scandals and a rapidly deteriorating economy, creating calls for reform.
By 2007, the government made lots of promises, yet implemented none of them, resulting in a Coup d’état by the military under the leadership of Supreme General Aleksandar Komnenos, last living member of the old imperial lineage. After grabbing power, he proclaimed the Grand Duchy of Karillia, with the clear ambition of restoring the Empire of his ancestors and succeed where the Empire of Karillia failed.
Head of State: Aleksandar I Komnenos. He has almost absolute power and is working towards tweaking the constitution in a way that fits him.
Head of Government: Chancellor Palagelios. While he theoretically holds a lot of power, he bows to the Grand Duke, resulting in him often being considered a puppet.
There are three main departments of the government:
The ministry of Safety, responsible for military decisions and the executive authority.
The ministry of Prosperity, responsible for economic decisions and the legislative authority.
The ministry of the People, responsible for welfare and funding decisions and the judical authority.
While there is technically a seperation of powers, since the accords of 2009, the Grand Duke has authority over them in case of a crisis - which he may proclaim himself.
There is a parliament consisting of 77 seats.
There are 38 civilian representatives which are elected in bi-annual elections and are tasked with representing the will of the people.
There are 38 corporate representatives which are elected by the corporate summit, in which the 200 biggest corporations convene to discuss further improvements and resolve conflicts.
There is 1 independent tidebreaker, ensuring that there is always a majority. He is often accused of favouring corporate interests.
This strange corporate parliament is highly controversial in other countries and is often denounced by liberals.
Karillia maintains a constand standing army of 0.5% of its population as well as a further 0.6% of its population as reserve.
Their constant propaganda and offensive rhetoric has lead to them having a rather strong military. It heavily relies on a cpable airforce consisting to a large part out of drones, as the generals are dedicated followers of the 'awe-and-shock' warfare. The second largest part of the army is the armoured division with thousands of light tanks and a few hundred heavy tanks. The rest of the personnel is working as infantry and engineers.
Karillia heavily relies on its heavy industry as well as weapon exports, yet a lot of smaller companies recently started gaining influence thanks to government funding. It is internationally criticized for selling arms to terrorists and outlawed organisations, yet there is no definitive proof of this, which is why they are yet to be subject to any form of embargo or sanction.
Most people are of a mixed ethnicy resulting from the immigrating Fles mixing with the local Aegeans, yet there are still some small villages of pure Aegean or pure Fles descent. There is also still a considerable minority of Osjuks which settled here during the rule of the Osjuk Empire, yet most of them fled during the time of Greater Trebizond.
Due to the many occupations and conflicts that the people of Karillia were subject to, they are a very hardy people with a strong sense of unity. They are hard-working and are sceptical of liberal governments due to the economic hardships those brought over them, which permitted the Grand Duke to create his near absolute regime. They also naturally need a national idol, which was once fulfilled by the Fles emperors, and is currently being catered to by Aleksandar I.