By Andalusia Francien
Andalusia-Francien, or more well know as, Dual-Caliphate/Dual-Monarchy, Imperial Iberad, Empire of Francien-Andalusia is a country that emphasize 2 whole land and culture. With the north is held inside the crown of francien and south by crown of Andalusia. Ideally, the central province or royal province are filled with mountainous area with the capital of the nation located near the shore of the Marjas sea. Currently around 30 million people more less live inside the nation, with 3 big cultural group exist. The country exist as constitutional monarchy with house of assembly and prime minister holding the executive position. The nation is filled with many political struggle from the Militant Nationalist, Democratic Reformer and Loyalist to the throne.
Andalusia is derived from Al-Andalus, by previous invader that conquer and claim the land for their caliph. The land itself mean the land owned by Vandal a previous kingdom and tribe that culturally oversee the land. While Francien is a name based on the language spoken by the people of the land. Yet the unification of Andalusia-Francien just simply a unification of name to signify that the 2 crown land now is united and under one dynasty.
Recent history of Andalusian Sultanate are at the 9th century when the first Caliph cross the sea and liberate the province under the tyranny of Vandal. Most of this Vandal King of noble itself will later be overthrown in the 10th century in the north, forming the confederated kingdom of Asturias. While at Francien, the first king of Franks is established by the first Frankish Dynasty. Later on at the 10th century will be when the Francien Empire Clash with the Andalusian Caliphate, while victory is held by the Andalusian they are severely weakened leading the Asturias able to claim and expand south until the mountain that split the north and south. meanwhile with many dead nobles on the Francien land, The Frankish Dynasty able to centralize their power with only the Breton and Normans left as other sole independent yet in the end as the empire vassal state. Later on the Unification Era will happen from 11th Century until to 12th Century.
The Later years after unification filled with many exploration held by the Dual-Caliphate/Dual-Monarchy. Other is the islamization of the Asturias up until the southern Francien, with many hold out for Christianity in Northern Francia and Normans. at the 15th up to 16th Century, the Empire already stabilized enough and cultural mix and idea have come. In this time too, the Emperor move their seat to Balansiyah as to be closer and center toward Paris and bridge for Qurtuba and Francien. A new union of culture group arise and will be called as Ancien that uphold the idea of unity between Andalusia and Francien. Thus the very first notion of unity arose from 16th until 18th century, leading a more unified nation.
Andalusia-Francien is a constitutional monarchy, while the royal still held power but in reality the people are the one that determine the course of policy in the nations. This is due to avoid another disastrous revolt that might split the empire.
The Nation filled with many culture but mostly 6 big culture group exist and act as political and cultural compass for the people living inside it. all of the culture group are known as primary and there many secondary culture group that accepted but not listed due to insignificant important they are as group. most of the people are loyal to the crown and parliamentary but there always be exception that need to be explained.
The one that make up the most in the northern France. Most of them are loyal to the nation but wishes for more autonomy, except the remnant of noble of old Francien who somehow their will to secede still exist to their children and descendant of their knight.
Big Culture group that exist in the south, they make up the most of people in the empire. While loyal to the Empire, they still wish for old Qurtuban Hegemons as such can be seen to attack any idea of autonomy to the northern part of nation
Small Culture Group to the East of nation, filled with once natives of the land that being pushed back by Francien ancestor. They are more open toward the government and nation as long they will be leave to do as they please.
Former raider and barbarian that settle a part of Francien, most of them are extremist to their cause. they believe they are the rightful ruler of the Francien crown. While not necessary a separatist, they are known to have conflict with the government and the francien culture group. They too want more Autonomy
Vandal that cast their old self and nobles. Most of them are free spirited in nature and more open to many discussion. they wish for more democratic reform and see that a crown as unifier of the empire is unstable and dangerous.
Are mixed culture group, or anyone who uphold the royal as the sole ruler and supporter of the unity of 2 empire. can be anyone from any culture and religion, but support the notion of Andalusia-Francien.
By Andalusia Francien
Royal Palace of The Iberad "Caslkataluni"
León Abrar De Iberad, heir to the throne of Andalusia-Francien a young man in his twenties now forced by Circumstance to take the mantle and the crown of his empire. While royalty, he doesnt really hold much political power after all the dual monarchy is a constutional monarchy. But that does not mean he can stay back and see the nation, the people and land his ancestor protect and liberate fall toward the spiral of corruption and madness. He know it, the corrupt politician from Bordaux to Balansiyah, The despot in Old Andalusia, The unruly Normans and Frankish Rebel which is drunk in vision of Wrong Grandeur. He know that he need to take back the reign into his hand, and maybe after that De Iberad will have no need to meddle again and back to the guidance role that have been happen since 1927. As he walk toward the old court and resolved, he open the door.
"His Majesty León Abrar De Iberad, The 40th Emperor of the Andalusian, and 56th King of Francien. He who hold the noble blood of 2 dynasty have arrived" Shouted by one of the old Court messenger.
The coronation, for León it just a show. a stage show in this modern time, but let it be he need more people in the entire nation to know and in awe of him. atleast he need to show that he too are the leader.
As he proceed to speak word by word the Ruler oath, the procession and the crowning. he start to take a look on every people that is arrive in the court. He can see his father moving back to his family after crowning him, he can see the prime minister bloated with the corrupt wealth he have by oppressing people, he can see several important people, the corporation, the celebrity, the politician, and the general.
León sat alone in the porch of his private room, he taking the result of the coronation very slowly like a kid counting it first money. then a knock is heard on the door.
"Your Majesty, this is Sir Qasim. Permission to enter?"
"Come inside Qasim, the door is unlocked"
Another man come inside, he look in his thirties and wearing a very proper suit.
"You have news for me Qasim?"
"Ah yes your majesty there is several piece of information on what we should do for your reign"
Qasim are León Political Strategist, he hired him when he still in university. He meet him when he found out the local underdog mayor, but a good person he have supported win overwhelming victory due to Qasim Election strategy.
"As you can see, the prime minister hold several important minister such as economy, internal affair, and security. but there some minister that you can recruit to your side. but i think we need to confirm your agenda agains for now-"
"there no change Qasim, The current constitution need to be changed. the power of the assembly need to be dispersed from that accursed party and the judges need to be cleaned from it influence too."
"i take it that we are going to fight the Reformation Party, which is 'his' party? i see that our enemy is not only in the prime minister then. so we take the fight to the war hero too?"
"Yes it is, we will open the eyes of the people. no longer we will cower and give them free reign. The power to determine our nation need to be returned to the people, and for that i need to take back the mantle of the guide. even if that mean they know me as a tyrant."
"that is.. a strong word. there is no worry your majesty, some of the politician is thinking the same line like you. you will not walk this path alone i assure you."
"so now i think i need to take my leave, dont forget tomorrow you will have a date with the future queen. i hope you are not overslept for it"
The door is closed as Qasim leave, leaving León alone in his room as he shout "Oh please dont mention it now, i already stressed too much!"
The Unsung Hero of the Rhavanese Unification War
The Rhavanese Unification War (RUW) was one of the bloodiest battles ever fought, lasting from 1970-1973 over 4 million people perished in the harsh jungles, and mountains of the recently recognized nation. The RUW was a war waged by the Socialist north to unify the country, after both experiencing the after effects of colonization. While the south became a constitutional monarchy, and became economically superior to its northern counterpart because of capitalism, the north regressed and the people suffered because of land reforms and unfair taxes and wages. The north envied the south's land, people, and riches, and seeked to "unite" the country to become a equal utopia for all Rhavanese. So in 1969, the northern socialist republic annexed the middle kingdoms and brought troops to the border. In 1970 they officially declared war and entered the Calico jungles. The fights were brutal, and many soldiers on both sides died. Diseases were also deadly, with many soldiers killed by malaria and cholera. In 1971 the north took Quai Yuan [WAI-YU-AHN]. And in 1973 they took Chow Cho [CHOW-CHAWH) the seat of the south, thus ending the war. The imperial family was put on trial, found guilty, and exiled never to be heard from again. During the 7 day siege of Chow Cho many people evacuated by boats, though most didn't make it out of the gulf before being bombed, or captured by pirates.
East of Quai Yuan, March 2nd, 1971
The bombs rained in the distance like little droplets making an impact of a still pond. My comrades and I were trying to find shelter during the raid. The northern dragons were especially angry that day, choosing huge banyans and tiny villages as targets, I remember thinking that we must of landed a victory, and this was their spite. A vengeful storm stems from the peaceful waves. My comrades and I reached a clearing where 7 bomb shelters lay around crater, dismembered bodies were strewn everywhere, as if they almost made it to safety before a bomb ripped away their lives, some of them were barely children. We all collectively sighed because there was just enough. As we climbed in I heard the innocent sound of a child's cry.(Recounted Lam Tran)
This weekend we talked to Lam Tran (109 yrs), currently living in Bogd Giorno, Fulgistan. He was a lawyer, from the small village Cong, 5 miles out of Quai Yuan. Like many most able bodied southerners he was drafted into the war, where he mostly served in the Calico jungles. He risked his life to save an entire family from certain death, and walked with them on a 7 day journey to Chow Cho where the family boarded a boat to Europa.
The jungles back then were filled with malaria carrying mosquitoes, and northern soldiers, as well as the normal jungly death kinda thing. Its people like this that should be written in our history books, not these northern murd- [THIS SECTION HAS BEEN REMOVED BY THE RHAVANESE GOVERNMENT] Its truly remarkable. (Ha Nguyen from the University of Rhavanese History)
The walks were long, there was no water. The food was jerky, every day. I have never had another bite of papaya jerky, by god (laughs). I remember at one point the girl Huong caught malaria. The family was so anxious, you could feel the emotion bending off the ground. Every night the family would pray to the goddess of kindness and strength, Sam Tâm, to bring good fortune to the family. Their prayers were answered. We came upon a village named Phin Trieu, where the village healer nursed Huong back to health. All the while the droplets of the north, turned into a pouring rain. The dragons were angrier, we later learned that the bombs we heard was the north sieging and then capturing Quai Yuan. We arrived through the secret tunnels to Chow Cho, and my goodness, the greatest sight was seeing the pale cyan ocean, and the capital of our glor- [THIS SECTION HAS BEEN REMOVED BY THE RHAVANESE GOVERNMENT]. The family was so kind, saying that I was welcome to come with them and they had an extra ticket. But I remember replying, I could never abandon my home. A child must always fight for their mother, because their mother fought for them.
The remarkable stories of our nation's heroes are not just dandelions of the wind, to be watched blow away with the erosion of time, but they are scars not able to heal, that our heroes are able and willing to tell. Our country is a unju- [THIS SECTION HAS BEEN REMOVED BY THE RHAVANESE GOVERNMENT].
Thank you Lam Tran, thats all we have time for, this was RNN (Rhavanese National News).
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