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A Somewhat Brief History of Zaxar

Before the idea of the nation of Zaxar had even been conceived, the vast lands which the nation encompasses today were in chaos. Politically fragmented, the land was ruled by hostile clans and kingdoms who constantly sought to undermine and destroy each other through bloody warfare, genocide, and backstabbing. Little, in detail, is known about this period due to the frequent book burnings brought about through the warfare and much of what we do know comes from myths and legends passed down through stories and songs so the accuracy of these histories is largely considered unreliable by scholars. The exception to this theme of unreliable sources is La Histori Norte which is a fairly well sourced and thorough history of the Kingdom of Zaxar from 1536-1841 written by the famed Zaxar historian Codin Maxillo and published in 1843. This is where most of our knowledge of Zaxar’s early history comes from.

The history of the Kingdom of Zaxar begins at the turn of the 19th century when the first king of the Zaxar dynasty, Robbert Zaxar, led a pheasant uprising to overthrow the last monarch of the Drogt dynasty, known as Drogt the Tyrant. The people of Zaxar then elected Robbert to become their new king and he was given the name Robbert the Chosen. Robbert’s reign was focused mainly around social reform and improving the lives of the people. Throughout his reign, roads were built connecting the kingdom, the land of former Drogt nobles was divided up among the pheasants, and currency reform was enacted to curb inflation. Robbert’s reign lasted from 1803 until his retirement in 1843 at the age of 65.

The next Zaxar monarch to ascend to the throne was Hectal Zaxar who came to power at age 30 after his father’s retirement in 1843. He was selected by his father for his strong financial skills and his charismatic nature which had originally made him a competent diplomat. Hectal’s rein was one of great prosperity for Zaxar with it being known as the “Great Peace” by historians. This peace was brought about due to the many interconnected alliances and trade deals created by Hectal which brought great profit to the Kingdom. Hectal retired in 1890 at the age of 77 and is known as Hectal the Diplomat.

After his retirement, Hectal’s daughter Olivia Zaxar was his choice to become the first queen of Zaxar. Olivia’s main concern when coming to the throne was the establishment of an army which could cement Zaxar as the dominant power in the region. She used the vast amounts of wealth left over from her father’s rein to create Zaxar’s first standing professional army as well as expanding and modernizing Zaxar’s merchant navy. To test this new army, Olivia launched several invasions into neighboring kingdoms which were met with large amounts of success, allowing the establishment of several Zaxar vassal states and the annexation of large amounts of territory. Olivia “the Conqueror” reigned from 1890 until her death in 1926 at the age of 56.

After his mother’s death, young Prince Kenneth Zaxar took the throne and immediately was attacked by his two largest neighbors, the Kingdom of Bolhetar and the Therno Hoard. All of Kenneth’s rein was spent fighting this war which is now known as the Great Flaxzar War which will be covered in a separate article of its own. After finally achieving victory in 1999, Kenneth “the Great '' retired at age 83 being the longest reigning monarch in Zaxar’s history, ruling an impressive 73 years. His retirement was part of the Treaty of Sandrica which united the three great warring nations under the rule of his heir of choice and thus established the Empire Greater Zaxar under the rule of the first emperor, Emperor William Zaxar.

William has spent the first 21 years of his reign rapidly modernizing Zaxar as well as forging a new national identity which all Zaxar citizens can unify behind. This brings us to Zaxar today which has fallen behind its neighbors in technology, has population shortages, lacks infrastructure, and whose economy is in shambles due to 73 years of total war.

It will be up to the Emperor to fix the nation and unite its people, or face revolution and the destruction of his great empire.

The Primary Goals of the Regime:

  1. Fast-track sustainable growth in all angles of society through government subsidies and public works.
  2. Achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
  3. Build a strong network of alliances to promote trade and maintain international sovereignty.
  4. Draft new federal zoning laws to combat urban sprawl by growing cities up.
  5. Connect the nation through a modernized rail system.
  6. Promote population growth through immigration and pro-natalist policies.
  7. Promote and grow Zaxar culture as well as parks and other tourist attractions to attract foreign capital and investments.
  8. Modernize the Zaxar armed forces.
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