Legatation of Ankivara

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Free City of Ankivara
17981932
Coat of Arms
Flag Coat of arms
Capital Not specified
Languages English (only for administrative purposes)
Religion Levantine Catholicism
Demonym Ankivaran
Government Not specified
Legislature Small Council of Government
Historical era pre-Great War
 •  Established 1798
 •  Reorganization 1805
 •  City Beautiful razing 1896
 •  Invasion of Ankivara Plateau April 9th, 1932
 •  Disestablished 1932
Currency Imperial Thaler
Today part of part of Recepistan
Warning: Value specified for "continent" does not comply

The Legatation of Ankivara, commonly the City or Port of Ankivara was a HLE mandate trade city from 1805 until 1932. The port was an anchor for the empire's trade in Ixnay and as an new entry into the Corummese market in the 19th century.

The legateship was passed by appointment every 10 years, but the port facilities remained under the control of the Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company throughout the duration of the Legatation.

History

  • Istroyan civilization builds a Carthage-alike, called Magas
  • Carthago (Magas) delenda est
  • Arab expansions, western most city, stopped by corummese forces
  • late medieval period Magaas rebuilt by the Xazarites
  • Magaas delenda est, this by Corumm (1400-1600s) Corumm and recep to decide
  • Ruins lay vacant from ^^^^^^ until 1798

As relations between Corumm and Levantine traders suffered due to the incessant proselytization by Urcean missionaries, other Imperial merchants, particularly the Bergendii, sought to establish themselves independently in the region. The ruins of Magas were first used by Levantine merchants in the late 18th century as a place to replenish water stores in the old city wells. The wells were rediscovered and redug by Bergendii smugglers who had circumvented the Urcean dominated legatation ports in Corumm. The ruins remained uninhabited only until 1798 when the Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company bought the rights to the spring water that fed the wells and a concession to build a pier. From 1798 until 1804 the small town remained a backwater with only occasional visits from Bergendii smugglers. A small market was created for local Recepis to sell their goods to the smugglers, but the level of commerce was very low due to the random and infrequent nature of the consumer base. A brothel and a tavern were the only permanent buildings in the port. The Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company ran the town out of a room in the tavern.

Following the 1804 hurricane season that wiped out the tea manufactory in Vitale, Monteangelo, the Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company invested heavily in the establishment of a number of new cities, including on the ruins of Magas, called Ankivara. This would have the focus of trading with the Recepi peoples and was recognized by the Corummese as a legatation port for their wares as well. The city was founded under a charter from the HLE. This helped to spur investment and spread the risk amongst a new board of directors from across the Empire. In 1805 the port was established and recognized by the emperor and the Pope as a mandate trade city. A flood of immigrants from poorer parts of the Empire and its colonies flooded the new city. From a permanent residency of 15 Levantines and 26 Recepis in 1802 to 490 Levantines, 1,440 colonials, and 270 Recepis in 1808. The population peaked in 1890 when it reached 243,940.

make the position of the Legate of the city an unpaid position but highly prestigiouS, so likely a Burg merchant and he is super corrupt and uses his position as Legate to make better deals could have been from an Urcean priest, to a Burg merchant to an Kuhl diplomat. writes the Art of the Deal I mean, the Legatation could have been around for some time but a thorn to the modern Recepi republic. Like many problems plagued the early chinese republic burg the control of the legation could have been rotated from time to time between HLE members but through strongman politics. shortly after being liberated from being a Corummese or whatever country you want tributary state and establishing an independent republic thnx to foreign assistance but not out of the goodness of your hearts. Some trade being into the meddling such as tea and later on rubber etc

Establishement

Following the naval engagement of Codrignot Bay, near the ruins of the ancient city of Magas, naval forces from the Imperial Navy decisively defeated the Corummese forces trying to suppress the Council of National Awakening - Friendship Association for the Liberation of Reçêpistan. The Corummese armada was composed of fleets from various tributary states was completely destroyed by the Imperial Navy. It was last major naval battle in history to be fought entirely with sailing ships, although most ships fought at anchor as superior firepower and gunnery helped achieve victory.

The disintegration of the Corummese hegemony to the surrounding area, combined growing discontent from Imperial traders regarding matters of both trade exchange rates and religious as well gave way to support the growing wave of libertarian republican nationalism. Following the short-term conflict and the establishment of the High Kingdom of Reçêpistan. The former city of Magas was selected as a site to remake a fledging trade post as the former city's ruins markets was used to conduct some primitive form of trades of various goods; although it was extensively used for more sinister exchanges between Bergendii and local smugglers acting independently while avoid taxes.

City redevelopment

The Ars Nouvo Escole plan for Ankivara

Starting in 1896, the Ars Nouvo Gran Escole leveled vast portions of the ancient city to create a City Beautiful. The hope was to "elevate" the Recepi natives to the Levantine cultural ideal and to reestablish the social order within the Levantine Legatation. The lofty ideals of open air, broad avenues, neat and orderly housing available to all was hoped to be realized in Ankivara as an example to the more established Levantine cities in Crona and Levantia.

End State

Since 1875, the Kingdom of Latium and Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company, on behalf of Burgundie, had been squabbling over the rights to control the garrison as both were trying to establish their presence as colonists in the region. The conflict led to a power struggle that left the city's defenses in flux as it became a bargaining chip. Starting in the mid 1880s there started to be a severe shortage in skilled officers that persisted until the fall of the city. Issues were also arising because Burgundie deferred to the Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company during its cycles. The Board of Directors became increasingly concerned that the Company was looking to take over the city with the support of Burgundie and cut out the rest of the Imperial partners. Burgundie's attempts to dominate the city first raised alarm bells in 1896 when, without consulting the Board of Directors, the Burgundian Ars Nouvo Gran Escole leveled vast portions of the ancient city to create a City Beautiful. The Urcean bishop who was the Legate at the time said he had been informed that the plan was approved and gave it the final stamp of approval. The second crisis of confidence in Burgundie's impartiality was when they bullied the remaining Directors into giving Lansing Lines an open-ended railroad construction contract in 1931.

Defense and law enforcement

In the 1810s, fearing further encroachments and Levantine Catholic Church proselytization local Muslim and Orthodox Recepis and Corummese ethnic groups started an insurgency against the new city and its mainly Levantine inhabitants. A police force was formed and a militia trained during the lunch hour to protect the port. In January 1813 over 200 Recepi stormed the warehouses, looted, and burned them to the ground. The militia was unable to assemble and the police officers were drunk and never reported to the scene. The Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company applied to the HLE for assistance but was rejected as the Kuhlfrosi White Revolution, the Burgundian War for Independence, and the various rebellions in South Punth were a higher priority. The Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company, unable to get help through its political connections reached out to its rival, the Burgundian West Punth Trading Company. Despite its massive military commitments across South Punth the Burgundian West Punth Trading Company "sold" 11,000 Kula soldiers to the Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company on the condition that they take the families as well. The Kula were proving to be particularly difficult allies for the Burgundian West Punth Trading Company so the hope was that resettling them would maintain the alliance but weaken their fighting force so that in the event of a victory in the region, they could be managed as a subservient power. The 24,839 Kulas, including both the soldiers and their families, arrived in September of 1813. They were given a quarter to themselves and were set to work building a wall around the city center and the port facilities.

Perhaps Burg had an interesting colonial relationship with Sikhs where they were frequently deployed as peacekeepers in other colonies so you had a bunch of them/a tradition established anyways. maybe rename it to Legatation and head of it being a "Legate", policed by the Burg Sikhs.

Garrison

Year Strength Units of note Commander Image Notes
1798-1813 500 men
17 officers
*Ankivara Colonial Police Company 6080075290 1892ccf281 b.jpg
*BSLTC (Company)'s Own Calvary Volunteers Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
Marine Lt. Colonel Bertrand-Louis Albineus Corbette Burgundie Officers of the Police overseeing the construction of an early fortification TBD
1813-1875 12,000 men
415 officers
*BSLTC (Company)'s Own Kula Rifles Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
*1st Battalion Sikh Irregulars Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
*2nd Battalion Sikh Irregulars Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
*Kulistan Sappers and Miners Company Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
*11th Native Camel Corps of Guides Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
*Ankivara Colonial Police Company 6080075290 1892ccf281 b.jpg
Divisional General Calum Mac a' Bharain, Count Anndrasdan Burgundie
Company General Pau-Estienne Miroul Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
Soldiers of the Kula Rifles Command formally changed from the Navy to the Army
1875-1885 14,000 men
480 officers
*BSLTC (Company)'s Own Kula Rifles Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
*1st Battalion Sikh Irregulars Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
*2nd Battalion Sikh Irregulars Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
*Kulistan Sappers and Miners Company Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
*11th Native Camel Corps of Guides Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
*Ankivara Colonial Police Company 6080075290 1892ccf281 b.jpg
*King Julian's Own Colonial Guard Grenadiers Kingdom of Latium
Divisional General Marius Pugilus Aurilea Kingdom of Latium King Julian's Own Colonial Guard Grenadiers Command taken over by Legate from the Kingdom of Latium
1885-1915 12,000 men
386 officers
*BSLTC (Company)'s Own Kula Rifles Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
*1st Battalion Sikh Irregulars Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
*2nd Battalion Sikh Irregulars Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
*Kulistan Sappers and Miners Company Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
*11th Native Camel Corps of Guides Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
*Ankivara Colonial Police Company 6080075290 1892ccf281 b.jpg
Company General Vincent Mallorie-MacManus Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company Sikh infantry with a Burgundian officer on patrol outside of Ankivara, 1897 Severe shortage of skilled officers
1915-1925 10,000 men
306 officers
*BSLTC (Company)'s Own Kula Rifles Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
*1st Battalion Sikh Irregulars Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
*Kulistan Sappers and Miners Company Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
*11th Native Camel Corps of Guides Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
*Ankivara Police Force 6080075290 1892ccf281 b.jpg
*3rd Army Air Squadron Kingdom of Latium
Divisional General Ifram Abrams Kingdom of Latium The first aeroplane used by the Ankivara defense forces Command taken back by the Kingdom of Latium's Legate, and the introduction of airplanes into the arsenal
1926-1932 5,000 men
150 officers
*BSLTC (Company)'s Own Kula Rifles Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
*Kulistan Sappers and Miners Company Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
*11th Native Camel Corps of Guides Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
*Ankivaran Legatation Police Forces 6080075290 1892ccf281 b.jpg
*3rd Army Air Squadron Kingdom of Latium
Company General Maurice-Pau Macidon Beaufort Burgundian South Levantine Trading Company
Colonel Viller Brettoux Burgundie
Burgundian Foreign Legionnaires preparing the defenses of the city *In the early months of 1932 the number was raised to 38,000 soldiers
in anticipation of the Invasion of Ankivara Plateau with soldiers
from the Burgundian Foreign Legion and the Army of Urcea

Government

Legatation cycle

Service Name Country Occupation Image Notable Accomplishments Notable Failures Notes
1805-1815 Brainard-Ramsee de Capelan, Comte Marchon-Blaisee  Burgundie Merchant Marquess Wellesley by Andrew Robertson.jpg Established the Legatation of Ankivara TBD N/A
1815-1825  Urcea Bishop N/A TBD TBD N/A
1825-1835  Kuhlfros Diplomat N/A TBD TBD N/A
1835-1845  Kingdom of Latium Bureaucrat N/A TBD TBD N/A
1845-1855 Richard Ermont  Burgundie Merchant John Crawfurd.jpg TBD TBD N/A
1855-1865  Urcea Bishop N/A TBD TBD N/A
1865-1875  Kuhlfros Diplomat N/A TBD TBD N/A
1875-1885  Kingdom of Latium Bureaucrat N/A TBD TBD N/A
1885-1895 Fergal MacManus-Dechamps  Burgundie Merchant Douglas Hamilton, 1870.jpg TBD TBD N/A
1895-1905  Urcea Bishop N/A TBD TBD N/A
1905-1915  Kuhlfros Diplomat N/A TBD TBD N/A
1915-1925  Kingdom of Latium Bureaucrat N/A TBD TBD N/A
1925-1932 Hercule St. Joulard  Burgundie Freemason Freeman Freeman-Thomas by Henry Walter Barnett.jpg TBD TBD N/A

Downfall

Great War, Invasion of Ankivara Plateau, Ankivara killings