New Revolutionary Timescale

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The New Revolutionary Timescale was a time measurement system devised after the Fhainnin Revolution by the Provisional Republican government.

NRT Clock 24-hour clock 12-hour clock
0:00 0:00 12:00 AM (midnight)
1:00 2:24 2:24 AM
2:00 4:48 4:48 AM
3:00 7:12 7:12 AM
4:00 9:36 9:36 AM
5:00 12:00 12:00 PM (noon)
6:00 14:24 2:24 PM
7:00 16:48 4:48 PM
8:00 20:12 7:12 PM
9:00 22:36 9:36 PM
10:00 24:00/0:00 12:00 AM (midnight)

On an NRT clock, 365 days are organized into 100,000 seconds (compared to the conventional 86,400) organized into ten hours. Each hour contains one hundred minutes made of one hundred seconds each. Originally, the day was intended to begin at sunrise, which failed on the first day due to the sun rising at different times of each day and differently in each place; afterwards, the Revolutionary Timekeeping Committee was disbanded and control of the Timescale given to the Office of the Treasury.

Under the NRT, standard work days would have been 4-7:30 (8 hours 24 minutes conventional time). The Timescale proved unpopular both due to the retooling and reorganization needed to integrate it into society as well as international rejection of the system creating issues with trade and communications. Its extension of working hours for professional work made it unpopular in the middle class. After it failed to gain traction, the clock was dropped in 1912. The National Army continues to use the NRT as a military clock for daily routine, although it does not have a function for correcting for the extra quarter-day yearly, which is simply considered 'null time' on Leap Days, creating an impromptu military holiday.