Nation in Europa: Archpriest Dominion of Metztlitlalio
Capital Name: Altepetl Tekaken
Capital Location: A valley on the lower half of a mountain range (Basically anywhere on the mountain range that's not in the peaks.)
Factbook Link: http://www.europans.com/topic/5378-metztli-factbook-partially-work-in-progress
Newsroom Link: http://www.europans.com/topic/5481-the-provincial-radios-and-news-articles-of-metztlitlalio
Culture: Predominately Mesoamerican
Climate: Mountainous, tropics surrounding mountains. (Hot, Wet, High up)
Location: Inland, DRC-esque panhandle following a river from the mountain range.
History: (Just the major parts)
-Tapelt City States
-Arrival of Proto-Azlo and conquer/assimilate low laying Tapelt, remaining Tapelt high in the mountain range
-Azlo groups spread up the mountain range and nearby area
-Eventually over many wars and politics, unify under the Crescent Empire (500s-1100s)
-Conquer large portions of territory (1200s-1300s)
-Contact with Limonaia, plagues and warfare cause the empire to collapse and most Azlo outside the mountain range and nearby lands to die out. (1500s)
-Remnants of the empire centralise from a hegemonic empire to a territorial one, empire becomes isolationist at this point. (1600s)
-Limonaia comes in round two, neo-colonisation of Metztlitlalio, empire is dismissed for the Archpriest Dominion. (1800s)
-Limonaia relinquishes it's control over the nation back to the Metztlikua (1900s), although still had a large influence over the economy.
-Discovery of abundance of Aluminium and other raw metals deep in the mountain range (Late 1900s)
-Tapelt War of Independance (Early 2000s)
-Modern Day, mostly peaceful.
(New history may contradict old one, will reboot factbook post-map placement to make it more complete.)
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Nation in Europa: Kingdom of Rhodellia
Culture: The base "Rhodellian Culture" is a mix between American, German, British, and Native American cultures. Besides that, there are also major influences from Cadia (from Warhammer 40k), Sparta, Australia, and the Collectivistic cultures of eastern Asia (e.g Philippines, Japan, and China). There are other Eurth cultures present as ethnic minorities, such as Derthaler, Kirvinska, Lysian (from Shffahkia), and Fulgistani. Rhodellia is a very diverse and cosmopolitan society.
Climate: The climate is generally mild and temperate, with significant variation depending on latitude and local terrain
Preferred Location: Aurelia
Red Line - Rough suggestion for national boundaries Red Dot - Capital City (Gottesberg) Orange Dot - Port City Yellow Dot - Major City Timeline of Important events (W.I.P):
As Derthalen's Rhodellian Colonies
1482 - Martin Waldseemüller, a Derthaler explorer, sets sail to find an alternative westward route to Thalassa and the Orient (which does not involve going through the Keelpijp, Ygros Sea, Verde Sea, or Argic Ocean). He never finds this rumoured passage. Instead, he "discovers" some "unclaimed" land overseas. He thinks that Derthalen should colonise it before another country does. He calls the land "Rhodellia" after his expedition's main sponsors: the House of Rödel. 1483 - Waldseemüller's contacts in Derthalen begin a large colonisation drive. They promote Rhodellia as a "Working Man's Paradise" and a "Land of Opportunity", free from the corruption, nepotism, and monopolies of Derthalen's established orders. Thousands of Derthaler colonists - almost all of them being freemen, urban burghers, and modest minor nobles - are shipped in from Argis. The original four "Coastal Colonies" of Friedrichstadt (now Königsheim), Janbourg, Rabesheim (now Rabeswalde), and Grauhagen are founded by different members of the House of Rödel. 1483 to 1500 - Colonists encounter Native Rhodellian tribes for the first time. Many are friendly, and are willing to trade and make alliances. Others identify the colonists as "pale demons", ancient, white-skinned monsters (earlier Colonists that preceded the Derthaler's arrival) that will bring war and plague upon the land. With the help of their newfound allies, the Colonies engage in numerous skirmishes and wars against their hostile neighbours. The Colonies militarise. They expand deeper inland; thousands of natives are displaced in the process. Derthaler victories in King Penrod's War (1483 - 1489), The Raven Forest War (1484 - 1487), and The Final Stand of the Greyhawks (1483 - 1486) establish a firm Derthaler hegemony over the coastal regions surrounding the Colonies. In the process, the colonists adopt the "Skulking Way of War" (essentially asymmetric warfare) from their native allies and enemies. It becomes a pillar for colonial military doctrine. 1484 - The first gunsmiths and water-powered powdermills are set up. The knowledge and expertise to manufacture rifled arquebuses is imported from Derthalen. Rifles would quickly become one of the Colonies' most popular and lucrative exports to other countries besides Derthalen. However, their high production/maintenance costs and fragility prevents rifles from catching on among ordinary colonists of modest means. 1485 - Derthaler colonists are surprised to discover the existence of developed Native Rhodellian civilisations. These natives have cities, paved roads, calendars, horses, metallurgy, and even gunpowder. However, the Colonies were still decades ahead in technology. The Colonies made a point of maintaining strong communications and trade relations with them. This was facilitated by two large rivers dubbed the "Westfluss" (Western River) and "Ostfluss" (Eastern River), allowing for cheap and easy transit of goods and people. 16th century - Derthaler pioneers move away from the coastal colonies to settle "unclaimed" territories far away from the coast. They primarily use the Westfluss and Ostfluss to transport people, equipment, and supplies deeper inland. The pioneers would discover greater sources of fur pelts, expanding the Rhodellian fur trade by several magnitudes. The Derthaler and their allies end up displacing tens of thousands of Native Rhodellian people in even more conflicts. At the very least, they now dominate the fur trade. With more goods to sell than just weapons and armour, the Colonies start engaging in more international trade. Derthaler merchants would operate in the Yellow Empire and in a few Thalassan states up to the mid-16th century. Unfortunately for them, the Yellow Empire imploded, and the aforementioned Thalassan states adopted isolationist policies. 1542 to 1571 - Despite losing in the early stages of the conflicts, Derthaler pioneers win hard-fought victories in the Great Plains War (1542 - 1550) and Lajos' Rebellion (1563 - 1571). The local hegemon of the Great Plains, the Great Plains Confederacy, collapses in the process; its lands and resources are quickly scooped up by opportunistic pioneers. A new Derthaler hegemony would be asserted over this flat area pioneers dubbed "The Great Plains". 1580 - The Alleman Doctrine crops up in Derthalen. It most likely originated in the Rhodellian Colonies, where the progressive ideals of Humanism and egalitarianism were already deeply ingrained in colonial culture. Rhodellia is far enough from Derthalen to evade scrutiny from the main Inquisition headquarters in Argis. 1600s - High-circulation gazettes, newspapers, and magazines start appearing across the Colonies. 1608 - Derthaler colonists run out of "unclaimed" land to settle. They are now surrounded on all sides (bar the ocean) by Native Rhodellian countries with established borders. Inland settlements break off from the Coast to become the "Inland Colonies" of Westfalen and Ostmarken. 1610 - The New Rhodellian Army is formed to combat the threat of Kimsantinsuyu. Today, May 5 is celebrated as "Armed Forces Day". The original Bank of Rhodellia is founded to help fund the new centralised military. 1611 - The Rhodellian Military Academy is founded. 1616 to 1617 - The "First Valley War" against Kimsantinsuyu ends in a decisive Derthaler victory. Kimsantinsuyu - which originally consisted of the Westfluss and Ostfluss river valleys - is thrust into a period of civil war. The Battle of the Bottleneck (1617) sees Rhodellian troops experiment with trenches, landmines, and early flamethrowers. The new Colonies of Grünthal and Oberthal are founded in annexed Kimsantinsuyu territories. The Kirvinska troops that fought alongside the Derthaler (approximately 14,000 of which survived the entire war) are allowed to settle in the Colony of Grünthal. As of 2019, the Kirvinska community in Rhodellia numbers at roughly 500,000 individuals. 1620s - Rhodellia's own Agricultural Revolution begins. As the Rhodellian Commonwealth
1643 - The Colonies formalise their political and economic union as the "Rhodellian Commonwealth". Today, Rhodellians celebrate February 11 as "Commonwealth Day". 1644 - The Rhodellian Naval Academy is founded. 1650 to 1654 - The downfall of Kimsantinsuyu - a major power in the Rhodellia region - rings alarm bells. During the "First Coalition War", several Native Rhodellian countries band together to destroy the Commonwealth before it reaches critical mass. The Commonwealth wins, seizing more land, and cementing its position. Mid-17th century - International trade is on the rise again. Clear trade relations are established with the Sultanate of Fulgiyan. Meanwhile, more attempts are made to trade with the Empire of the Setting Sun and Kipan. Both attempts end in failure. The Empire of Setting Sun is still isolationist. Variota is still the only foreign country allowed to trade with Kipan. 1671 - The Rhodellian Army and Navy adopt the plug bayonet. Today, Rhodellians celebrate July 2 as "Bayonet Day". 1676 to 1681 - The "Second Coalition War" is fought. The Commonwealth wins again, seizing even more land. 1692 to 1699 - The "Samosetian Deluge" is fought between The Commonwealth and a neighbouring empire led by a nigh-undefeated ruler. He is known as Samoset The Conqueror. Samoset almost succeeds where earlier Native Rhodellian coalitions failed, piercing the Commonwealth's defensive line of star forts and pushing into Derthaler-owned territory. As Winter approached, the Derthaler sent a Fulgiyan merchant to distribute smallpox-infected blankets to the invading army. Samoset then dies (along with most of his army) when his camp is ravaged by disease. The Commonwealth then launches a counter-offensive the following Spring, conquering much land from Samoset's decapitated and crumbling empire. 1694 - The Rhodellian military martial art of "Bajonettkampf" (bayonet-fighting) is born. In its original manifestation, it mixed techniques from Derthaler martial arts, Native Rhodellian martial arts, Yellow Empire "kung fu", and some Thalassan Bujutsu. The invention of Bajonettkampf would kickstart the Rhodellian "Golden Age of Martial Arts", which would last until the late 19th century. 1700s - The Enlightenment spreads to the Commonwealth. 1701 - The Rhodellian Military University and Rhodellian Naval University are founded. Meanwhile, socket bayonets are introduced to both the Rhodellian Army and Navy. 1702 - The Rhodellian Army establishes its first "Jäger" units. 1706 - Rhodellian Army Jägers see widespread action in the "Fifth Valley War". Rhodellian historians credit them with employing "early ghillie suits" to evade detection from enemy forces. 1725 - Rhodellian troops are deployed abroad to fight alongside Derthalen in The First Great Northern War. It would be the largest overseas deployment of Rhodellian troops until the First South Mark Invasion of Derthalen in 1972. 1725 to 1727 - The Commonwealth wins the "Third Coalition War", grabbing some more land. 1736 - The Commonwealth finally ends Kimsantinsuyu in a coup de grâce called the "Seventh Valley War". Almost all of Kimsantinsuyu's former lands in 1617 have been swallowed by the Colonies of Grünthal and Oberthal. 1750 to 1753 - The "Fourth Coalition War" results in the Commonwealth getting some more land. It has now conquered all the way up to a third major river, dubbed the "Nordfluss" (Northern River). 1760s to 1900s - Rhodellia starts its own Industrial Revolution. 1770 - The "Workers' Revolution" succeeds, resulting in far-reaching government reforms. Property ownership was abolished as a requirement for voting in Parliamentary elections. All male Commonwealth citizens that were at least 18 years of age are granted the right to vote. There's no mention of female suffrage. This angers female citizens, who began their own "Suffragette" movement. 1775 - All female citizens of the Commonwealth aged 18 and over are granted the right to vote, so long as they become eligible for the draft. 1775 to 1786 - The "Victory Canal" is constructed, creating a large, artificial waterway connecting the Westfluss and Ostfluss rivers. 1794 to 1799 - The "War of The Grand Alliance" is fought between the Commonwealth and a "Grand Alliance" of Native Rhodellian nations. Commonwealth troops hold the line in a large-scale "turtling" strategy. The Alliance throws wave after wave of troops at Commonwealth star forts situated along the Nordfluss river, bankrupting itself of both money and manpower in the process. Commonwealth troops later cross the river in a massive counter-offensive, winning the war (and lots of land). Rhodellian troops also begin using rocket artillery for the first time. The Commonwealth now owns the entire "Rhodellia" region that was originally outlined in the 15th century. Citizens of the Commonwealth begin referring to themselves as "Rhodellian" instead of "Derthaler" or "Native Rhodellian". First half of the 19th century - To uphold an agreement, The Commonwealth is called into the "Eustachian Wars" by Emperor Eustache I of Shffahkia. The Commonwealth fights in battle against the forces of Kirvina, confident of Rhodellian military experience and innovations. Against everyone's expectations, the Rhodellian Army is actually defeated on the battlefield. It is then forced to withdraw from the conflict. 1828 - The first Rhodellian railroad opens for business. 1833 - The electrical telegraph starts catching on in the Commonwealth. 1859 - A large oil well is discovered under the lowlands of Grünthal, sparking an "Oil Rush" across the Commonwealth. Prospectors find other large oil reserves in Grauhagen, Rabeswalde, and Nordwalde. As the (first) Kingdom of Rhodellia
1871 - The Rhodellian Commonwealth unites into the "Kingdom of Rhodellia." It remains a member state of The Holy Empire of Derthalen. 1901 to 1903 - The "Nordwalde Revolutionary War" teaches Rhodellian troops what happens when you mix trench warfare with barbed wire and machine guns. Rhodellia won, getting a bloody nose in the process. The Rhodellian military used the conflict as an opportunity to pioneer modern stormtrooper and sniper tactics. However, they would not fully blossom until the First Anéantic War. The conflict also saw the widespread use of the modern "Flammenwerfer" (flamethrower) by Rhodellian combat engineers. 1914 to 1919 - The Kingdom and its allies fight the "First Anéantic War" against a second "Grand Alliance" consisting of nearly all of their neighbours. Millions would die on either side. 1919 - Rhodellia loses, signing an armistice with the Grand Alliance. The "Accursed Treaty" would punish Rhodellia for everything it ever did since the 15th century. It resulted in the abolition of the Rhodellian monarchy, forced independence from Derthalen, near-total Demilitarisation, and heavy war reparations for every "Derthaler war of colonial conquest" since 1483. To add insult to injury, Rhodellia would be reverted to its approximate borders as of the Seventh Valley War in 1736. The 1920s are considered to be the "lowest" point in Rhodellian history. As the Republic of Rhodellia
1919 - The Kingdom of Rhodellia is abolished, becoming a Republic instead. A Socialist uprising takes place in the capital city of Gottesberg, intent on overthrowing the weak government. However, Rhodellian troops and "Frei Korps" intervene just in time to crush the rebellion. 1920s - Rhodellia clandestinely begins a process of "Remilitarisation", using "every trick in the book" to circumvent the Accursed Treaty. 1927 - An economic crash hits Rhodellia. 1928 - The Rhodellian royal family secretly returns from exile. 1930 - Crown Prince Frederick von Rödel is elected Chancellor of Rhodellia under an alias. Under the platform of "Making Rhodellia Great Again", his political party secures an overwhelming majority in Parliament. He begins a series of programmes, public works, and financial reforms to facilitate economic recovery following the 1927 Market Crash. 1931 - Construction begins on the Autobahn. 1933 - Rhodellia opens its first high-speed rail network. 1934 - Construction begins on underground metro systems in several major cities. 1935 - Frederick is re-elected as Chancellor. In his inauguration speech, he speaks out against the former Grand Alliance, calling them "inhuman" for the draconian terms imposed by the Accursed Treaty. He cursed the Treaty as demonic and unfair; it held the current generations of Rhodellians responsible for the sins of their distant ancestors. 1936 - In clear violation of the Accursed Treaty, Frederick starts accelerating Remilitarisation. Rhodellian factories begin pumping out ammunition, weapons, tanks, aircraft, submarines, and warships in record numbers. 1936 to 1939 - Rhodellia re-integrates its "stolen" territories under "Anschluß" and "Appeasement". 1937 - The Heer establishes its first Fallschirmjäger (paratrooper) units. 1939 to 1948 - It becomes clear to all that "Appeasement" isn't working. The Grand Alliance renews itself. Its members collectively begin declaring war on the Kingdom of Rhodellia and its allies (including Shffahkia), starting the "Second Anéantic War". It would become the largest conflict Rhodellia would ever fight, and also its most important. 1948 - Rhodellia and its allies win. They begin occupying enemy countries. As the (second) Kingdom of Rhodellia
1948 - Frederick unveils his true identity during a victory speech. He states that his emergency powers will end, and - in keeping up Rhodellian traditions of democracy - that he will stand down in time for the 1950 Election Season. As he steps down from the podium to leave, the crowd starts singing the Kingdom of Rhodellia's old national anthem (a song that been officially banned by the Accursed Treaty since 1919). 1950 - General Elections begin. The Kingdom of Rhodellia is restored. Frederick resigns as Chancellor to reign as King of Rhodellia. 1951 to 1955 - Rhodellia enacts the "Frederick Plan", injecting massive quantities of aid into war-torn countries to hasten reconstruction and reconciliation efforts. Friendships are forged with what used to be bitter, age-old enemies. Sprawling metropolises rise from piles of rubble. Rhodellian occupations end as the countries recover to the point of self-sufficiency. 1950s to 1970s - A "Cold War" brews with Shffahkia. Rhodellia isn't in any state to fight a Third Anéantic War, so it wages proxy wars instead. However, Rhodellian troops are called to deploy into one of these wars. They get their first experience of jungle warfare (and it isn't pretty). The conflict sees the copious use of napalm, helicopters, Wagner, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. 1960s to Ongoing - The "Nordwalde Troubles" begins as a draft riot, but - due to the Rhodellian government's mishandling of the situation - gradually escalates into a full-blown Separatist insurgency. Late 1960s to 1970s - The "Kung Fu Craze" hits Rhodellia. Wuxia flicks from the Madrian area of Fulgistan’s Wulumuqi region started flood Rhodellian cinemas, reviving nationwide interest in martial arts. 1975 - The "Spartan Protocol" is founded to increase the number of Rhodellian adults that are qualified for conscription should the draft be reactivated in the future, succeeding previous government programmes oriented towards the same the goal. 1978 to 1981 - Rhodellian troops are deployed to help repel the First South Mark Invasion of Derthalen. 1978 to 2001 - The "Physical Readiness Protocol" is established to encourage fitness and physical activity in the Rhodellian youth. 1979 - Rhodellia opens its first Maglev line. 1980 - Nordwalde Separatists storm a Rhodellian government building, capturing it before the majority of the staff could fetch their rifles from the locker room. The terrorists threaten to start executing hostages if certain political prisoners are not released within the next 24 hours. The Heer responds "We don't negotiate with terrorists", deploying special forces to storm the building and eliminate every terrorist inside. They succeed without a hitch. The siege was broadcasted on national television, bringing "Spezialkräfte" into Rhodellia's popular imagination. 1990s - The Rhodellian anime community is born. 1981 to 2011 - Rhodellian troops are deployed to help Derthalen in the Third Pacification Crusade. 2002 - The Physical Readiness Protocol is renamed the "Citizen Athlete Initiative" (CAI) and put under the Spartan Protocol. The combat-oriented department of the Spartan Protocol is reorganised as the "Citizen Warrior Initiative" (CWI). 2004 - The Murder Cube materialises in the mortal realm. 2000s - Social media, console gaming, and PC gaming are catching like a wildfire. Broadband internet has already practically replaced Dial-up internet. Late 2000s - Smartphones begin rising in popularity. Anime is starting to find a mainstream audience. It helps a lot that fibre optic broadband is being introduced to most areas. Early 2010s to Ongoing - Historians are beginning to identify a "Meme Revolution". Rhodellia's youth are becoming increasingly globalised through the internet. Pop culture is now also being influenced by happenings across the globe. Another side effect of this is that more Rhodellians are becoming fluent in foreign languages to better-communicate with international communities on the internet. Meanwhile, VR is becoming more than just a "gimmick" as more gamers (and even the Military) are buying into it. 2012 - Rhodellia is now one of the world's biggest consumers of anime. 2013 to 2016 - Rhodellian troops are deployed to help Derthalen repel the Great Barbarian Invasion of Meinitzmark. As of 2019, Rhodellian troops are still deployed in a low-intensity war against various "techno-barbarian" warlords and states. 2018 - “Thank You” - a charity concert organised by the Rhodellian Veterans’ Association to raise funds for veterans with amputations, mental trauma, and other complications that came as a result of their service to the kingdom - raises over $118,000,000 in donations.
Nation in Europa: PyeMcGowan, United Federal Kingdom of
Capital name: Charleston
Capital location: On the coast, at the mouth of a river.
Fact-book link: https://www.nationstates.net/nation=pyemcgowan/detail=factbook/id=885025 new: https://iiwiki.us/wiki/PyeMcGowan
Culture: Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, basically like modern day Wales/Scotland
Climate: Oceanic(koppen climate type) can be up to 30 degrees Celsius (in the winter), as low as -15 in the winter(in northern areas), pretty much UKish weather.
Location: Large coast with most land inland, also with a territory (doesn’t matter if close to mainland or not) of two islands(Leverne Islands).
Brief History: PyeMcGowan founded in 1200 when the two kingdoms of PyeMcGowan united creating a monarchy. Turned into a constitutional monarchy in 1756.From 1947-1955 PyeMcGowan was ruled by a Communist Dictatorship, with George Hamner as the Supreme Secretary General of the Republic .Democratic Party became dominant in 1970 with most elections for Prime Minister being democratic Victories. Much of PyeMcGowan’s 21st century Politics was influenced by the Ferguson Shooting, where a group of 15 gunmen ,from a racist group, started shooting all of the students at Ferguson Multicultural Collage, there were 234 deaths. The effects of the shooting resulted in the nationwide crackdown on guns. Now there are only guns available for Security services and the military. Despite having a Democratic Government today PyeMcGowan has a large private sector and is home to United Corp.