|This article is non-canonical; it is no longer part of the regional lore, either because the associated nations have left the region or the information has been retconned.|
Republic of Aliantura
Reipublicae Aliantura (Latin)
Motto: "Iunctis Viribus" (Latin)
"United and Strong"
and largest city
|Demonym(s)||Alianturan or Aliantur|
|Government||Unitary Parliamentary Republic|
• Provincial period
|780 BCE - 994 CE|
• Kingdom period
|994 - 1681|
• Two Principalities
|1681 - 1924|
• Republic of Aliantura
|1924 - present|
Aliantura, officially the Republic of Aliantura, is a parliamentary republic located on the continent of Sarpedon. Aliantura is one of the three so-called 'Xalesian Nations' - nations whose culture is predominantly Xalesian in origin and whose predominant language is of the Xalesian Latin language family.
Aliantura has the smallest population of the three 'Xalesian Nations, and also one of the smallest on Sarpedon. However, its economy is large for its size and it is rapidly grown in the last 70 or so years, mainly thanks to the opening of the Xala canal in neighbouring Xalesia.
The nation of Aliantura itself has only existed since 1924, however the region has been inhabited for millennia and the Alian culture and language has existed for centuries. Before the arrival of the latinic peoples, the region was inhabited by native tribes and clans. With the rise of the Xalesian kingdom, the region would come under its rule and would be settled by Xalesian Latin peoples. Xalesia would rule over the region that is now Aliantura up until the fall of the second Xalesian Empire in 994 CE. However, the Xalesian culture and language remained and would eventually become what is today the Alian culture and language. Before the founding of the modern nation of Aliantura, the region was ruled by two principalities - Aliana and Tura. However, after a succession crisis in Aliana, the Prince of Tura would come to rule both nations and, after his death led to another succession crisis, the two nations were officially united as a single republic.
Although the population is overwhelmingly Alian in culture, there is also a sizeable Xalesian minority. This is mainly thanks to the Turan mountains that dominate most of Aliantura. They separate Xalesia and its capital Xala from much of Aliantura, and therefore the people who live just inside Aliantura's borders, just below the Turan mountains, have retained more of their Xalesian culture rather than joining with the Alian culture. This is of little issueto Aliantura, however. Although Alian is perhaps the most different of the Xalesian cultures and languages, it stills shares a huge amount of similarities with Xalesian, and Xalesians have little trouble learning the Alian language and partaking in Alian culture.
Aliantura is today a highly developed and modern country, with its development easily on par with its larger neighbour, Xalesia. This development and its rapidly growing economy is mostly thanks to the Xala canal. It has allowed Alianturan business to easily export to southern Caphiria from the capital of Riaia City without having to export their goods over land. Riaia City along with the Isle of Alian have also became important stops for ships before passing through the canal.
Aliantura, like its neighbour Xalesia, also ranks highly in its social performance and human development. Aliantura boast a nationalised healthcare system which is completely free at the point of use. Aliantura also has a very high minimum wage for those over 18 years old and also boast strong worker protections and union rights.
The history of the region that is today Aliantura spans more than two millennia. The region is believed to have been inhabited by native tribes for far longer than that, but the history of the region usually begins around the time of the arrival of the Latinic peoples from the recently settled city of Xala. From this point onward, the history of Aliantura is divided into four periods, culminating in the modern day Republic of Aliantura.
Although not one of the four official periods, the prehistory of Aliantura is sometimes considered an honorary fifth period. Prior to the arrival of the Latinic peoples from the new settlement of Xala, the region was inhabited by native tribes and clans. Although the region was very sparsely inhabited. This is thanks to the Turan mountains which prevented the native tribes from spreading across the entire region. However, the Latinic people's knowledge of sailing allowed them to circumvent the mountains and quickly take over the entire region of Aliantura. The native tribes could not fend off the new invaders and they were quickly destroyed or subsumed into Latinic culture. Evidence of these original natives can still be seen from numerous artefacts in museums all over Aliantura.
Province of Xalesia
Around 780 BCE, the region that is today Aliantura would come under the rule of the recently founded Xalesian Kingdom. The region would be made into two separate provinces - Alian and Tura. The Alian province was made up of the Isle of Alian and was one of the smallest provinces of Xalesia, while Tura would be made up of what is today the mainland of Aliantura. These two provinces would exist throughout the entire 100 year reign of the Xalesian Kingdom, and would continue to exist for more than a millennia throughout the entirety of the first Xalesian Empire's reign. During the rule of the first Empire over Alian and Tura, the provinces would become entirely Xalesian. The people in the provinces spoke Xalesian and were culturally Xalesian in every way. However, the first Xalesian Empire couldn't last forever. After the sack of Xala in 517 CE during the First Xalesian-Caphirian War, the first Xalesian Empire would collapse.
The time following the fall of the first Empire is commonly known as the Decennium Sanguinis - the Decade of Blood. During the Decennium Sanguinis, Alian would become a haven for the former Xalesian navy which had turned to piracy to sustain itself. It would effectively be under their control until 537 CE when Theodosius Mescarla destroyed the pirate fleets and recaptured the isle. Tura would be ruled by an independent Praeceptorem - a Xalesian Governor - until 540 CE when Theodosius defeated the Praeceptorem and took control of the region. Two years later in 441 CE, Theodosius would found the second Xalesian Empire and would become its first Emperor. Alian and Tura would again become provinces of Xalesia. The second empire would eventually fall just had the first had done, however. In the year 994 CE the second Xalesian-Caphirian war would come to and end, and much of Xalesia would be occupied by the Caphirian Empire. Both Alian and Tura were not part of the occupied Xalesia but weere conquered by independent Christian lords from the west who had been allied to Caphiria. Xalesian rule over Alian and Tura had come to an end.
Kingdom of Aliantura
Alian and Tura would be ruled be various different lords and kings over the next 100 years or so. During this time, influence from the west would meld with the local Xalesian culture and gave birth to what would become the Alian culture and language that would quickly become the predominant culture and language in both Alian and Tura. In 1102 CE, a native Alian noble by the name of Landarius would rise up on the Isle of Alian and would quickly capture the entire Isle from its foreign ruler. Over the next two years Landarius would lead a campaign from the Isle into Tura to unite all of the Alian people under a singly banner. By 1104 he would've succeeded and he would found the Kingdom of Aliantura. The Kingdom of Aliantura would more or less inhabit the modern day borders of Aliantura and would be instrumental in laying the groundwork for a single Alianturan identity. However, the kingdom couldn't last forever, and in 1681 CE, after 579 years of relatively stable rule, the kingdom would collapse thanks to a bloody succession crisis. The Isle of Alian itself would come under the rule of the third Xalesian Empire in 1687, while the rest of the former kingdom would be split between two principalities - the Principality of Alian and the Principality of Tura. The Principality of Alian would be located in the south of what was formerly Aliantura, while the Principality of Tura would be located in the north.
The Two Principalities
The borders of the two principalities wouldn't change much over the centuries, and they would mostly remain at peace with one another. In 1856 CE the third Xalesian Empire would hand the Isle of Alian over to the Principality of Alian, however. Mainly due to large amounts of unrest on the Island. Both of the principalities would also gain small areas of land towards the Xala land bridge when the third Xalesian Empire came under Caphirian occupation in 1912 after the Third Xalesian-Capihirian War. The Two principalities would both finally be united once again in 1924. After a succession crisis in the Principality of Alian, the Prince of Tura would come to rule both principalities. Although the principalities were still technically separate nations at this point, just with the same head of state. However, after the Prince of Tura and Alian died another succession crisis would begin. This crisis wasn't able to be resolved, and on the 3rd of June 2024, the two parliaments of Alian and Tura would meet in Riaia City and declare the founding of the Republic of Aliantura.
The Republic of Aliantura has now existed for more than 110 years. Over the last century the Republic continued to advance and it is now a fully democratic parliamentary republic. As seems to be a common theme throughout the three 'Xalesian Nations', Aliantura is extremely progressive and has created a very equal and fair society. The Alianturan economy has also grown extremely quickly and it continues to grow as time goes on. Aliantura also now enjoys excellent relations with its former overlord Xalesia and its fellow Xalesian Nation of Natrusca. Some have even been calling for Aliantura to seek to unite the three nations into one...