Pan-Gaelic Theory

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Pan-Gaelic Theory is a geopolitical philosophy founded around the idea of a united Levantine Gaelic state or wider Gaelic confederation. The concept originated in Fiannria in the 1840s as part of the Counter-Equatorial Movement, and later became popular across northern Levantia in the 1800s as part of a wider movement of Gaelic nationalism and anti-Latin sentiment.

History of the Movement

Foundations and Industrial Era

Great Republican Wave

Great Wars Era

Cold War

Modern Era

In Popular Culture

Schools of Thought

Northern School

Archtraditionalist School

Early Anti-Latin Racism and Gaelic Nationalism

Fhainnin Civil War and the Single Republic Model

- early model Fhainnin Popular Republic based on radical republican gaelic nationalism

- after socialists purged, becomes less rabid but still baying for unification

- heavy emphasis on fraternity with Fiannrians; celebration of Gaelic subcultures and explosion in anti-HLE rhetoric in mainstream political spheres

- Single Republic Model was originally intended to be voluntary joining of political systems; post-Cananach changes right before GW made this impossible as the new leadership was not risking their careers (because Cananach was an ideologue and would have gladly taken the L if he wan't elected, but his immediate successors barely even had free elections and certainly wouldn't give their power up, but had to maintain appearances)

Great War

After the outbreak of war between Urcea and Caphiria in 19__, the newly-established Federal State of the Fhainn (blah blah blah, all the generic details on the GW here)

- during GW, Fhainn units are very tightly controlled in regards to avoiding collateral damage with the Fiannrians; non-Gaelic HLE units tend to get absolutely fucked up while Fhainn generally handle Fiannrians with kiddie gloves and follow honor codes most of the time - maybe not as much ridiculous bum-rushing, since the Republicans in Faneria are armchair generaling, playing safe with their more seasoned veterans and don't want to commit to trying to crush the Fiannrians, losing out on their early advantage as a result - largely becomes a technical war between air and sea assets as neither side really wants to lose that much and only the territories on Faneria's side of the mountains along the Vandarch are fully taken, leaving one major valley region to fight over with actual tanks and nonspecialized infantry (not to say mountain fighting isn't big for both sides, but it's proportionally small next to total army sizes)

- after GW, Faneria takes serious punitive debts and works hard to rebuild ties with Fiannria, returning POWs, sending materials as well as the requested cash payouts

In Popular Culture

Pan-Gaelic Theory forms the basis for a significant number of alternative-history fiction and 'what-if' scenarios; most notably the book series Tales of the North, by _______, portrays a world in which the (heavily Gaelicised and nearly apartheid) Kiravians and a united Fhainn-Fiann state called Greater Fiarra are presented as major competitors to the Pelaxian-Caphirian Free Trade League after the crippling of Urcea following an alternate Great War; the series is generally regarded as incredibly fantastical and bordering on race propaganda, and has been out of print since 1986 after disavowment by its author's descendants and declining sales. Other series became somewhat popular after the 1992 war in Covina. Other depictions include the video game series On Amber Tides, which portrays a futuristic space opera fought between interstellar colonies of various real-world cultures; in the games, the Faen Lin Coalition is a hegemonic state composed of Gaelic and Oriental peoples. The games are widely popular and make up a notable portion of the dedicated Grand Strategy gaming community in Levantia and Sarpedon.

In addition, some groups still actively promote the idea of a unified Levantine Gaelic nation; most notably the ______ Party in Faneria openly supports the idea, while the National Republican party quietly approves of the concept but has largely let the ideological fervor behind the push fall by the wayside. Fringe movements exist in Fiannria, Carna, and Covina, with Covina's movement being outlawed as a terrorist organization. The League of Nations has declined to investigate accusations of Fhainnin support for such groups in Covina several times.

See Also

GaelWind Gaelic people