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The Imperial Kingdom of Pauldustllah
Motto: Pax Per Potens
and Largest City
|Official languages||Pauldustllahani, English|
Pauldustllahani 88% Western Islander 10%Other 2%
|3,814,690 km2 (1,472,860 sq mi)|
• 2014 estimate
|12,711,000,000 (3rd in Ixnay)|
|3,332.12/km2 (8,630.2/sq mi)|
• Per capita
|Currency||The Dusty (D)|
|ISO 3166 code||PDL|
Pauldustllah, officially known as the Imperial Kingdom of Pauldustllah, Is a constitutional monarchy located within central Crona. Pauldustllah shares a border with the Kronata to the South-East, North Amerigo to the West.
The Imperial Kingdom has been a monarchy since the end of the war of unification in 210 AD. It's capital is the City of Farpoint, which is also the nations largest city. With the cities of Channel-side, Midpoint and Eastpoint ranking from 2nd to 4th in that order. Despite being the 3rd most populus country in Ixnay, it maintains the highest GDP per capita in the region. It is also the 3rd largest economy in the region ranking behind Kirav and Urcea.
Pauldustllah is divided into 5 administrative regions labeled as Provinces with each province divided into a number of Counties. Although having more significance during the early period of the Imperial Kingdom, the provinces are now merely the local governments of each region.
A highly developed country, Pauldustllah owes its development to its healthy free market economy and strong economic growth over the years, and has used it's size and economic clout to maintain stability in the region.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 2.1 Pre-Unification 500BC-200AD
- 2.2 War of unification 200-210AD
- 2.3 Southern Islands Conflict
- 2.4 Colonialism and Expansion
- 2.5 Post-Colonialism
- 2.6 The Fakolan Succession War
- 2.7 The Great War
- 2.8 Contemporary History
- 2.9 Northern Confederation Conflict
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics & Government
- 5 Military
- 6 Economy
- 7 Infrastructure
- 8 Demographics
- 9 Culture
- 10 See Also
The Nine Tribes
On the Pauldustllahani Mainland, each leader of the nine tribes claimed ownership of the lands of Pauldustllah with each tribe wanting complete control over the lands at the expense of the other tribes. The country side soon found itself in total chaos as the nine tribes fought for dominance. The leaders of the nine tribes met to discuss peace after twenty brutal years of a war in which no tribe had managed to come out on top. Each tribe left the peace talks with control of their respective ancestral lands and left the country divided, none emerged as a premier power. However while the agreements respected the rights of each tribe to rule over ancestral lands the claims of ownership often overlapped leading to periodic fighting between tribes over land rights. However, after twenty years of chaos the occasional fighting was mostly tolerated by all. This is because most of the fighting was limited to areas that were considered tribal borders which meant that for the most, tribes felt secure in their homes. This time period was considered a great period of peace between the tribes. With the border issue mostly settled the tribes began to rebuild.
Due to the issue of overlapping land claims tribes began to create large standing armies to fight and resolve border disputes. This lead to a period of strong warrior society and strong man rule as opposed to the tribal traditions of rule by elders, rule by strength became the norm. The old Central kingdom saying “A man keeps what he can hold” Is attributed to this time period of the kingdom. The warrior princes came to lord over the tribal lands as the borders became nominally solidified, tribes began to fall out of nomadic pastoralism in favor of building more permanent settlements with the extensive use of farming. This worked well for the tribal kings who needed large populations from which they could raise large armies. A need for a large army was of particular concern for the Central Kingdom because they shared a border with five of the eight other tribes and needed to be able to defend their borders from rivals who would constantly try and claim land that belonged to the Central Kingdom.
War of unification 200-210AD
The war of unification began in the year 200AD when word was brought to the king of the Central Kingdom that the western kingdom was attempting to forge an alliance with a couple of the other tribes to invade the central Kingdom and divide the lands. Realizing that if all five of his neighbors wage a unified war against the Central Kingdom they would be taken over. The King called up his army and promptly invaded his Western neighbor. The Western kingdom fell rather quickly due to the fact that the spring fishing season had just begun and most of the able bodied men that could have formed an army in defense of the Western kingdom had put to sea. Although the Western king immediately sent word to recall the fishing fleet it was too late to stop the takeover of the kingdom. The fishermen were met on their return to the wharfs by Central kingdom soldiers. The Central King promptly granted them full pardons, drafted them into his army and sent half of them back to sea so that the people of his newly extended kingdom would not starve.
Realizing that the news of his conquest would soon travel to the other tribes and country wide war would ensue. The Central King needed to keep the other tribes from uniting together. The now that he had access to the sea he would be able to prevent them from using the ocean as a communications channel but there was still a land route via the eastern kingdoms. The Central King decided to divide the country in half by invading one of the eastern kingdoms. In the fall of XXXX CE(year) the Central Kingdoms army invaded the first eastern kingdom and thus started the eastern campaign. The campaign would take two years resulting in the two eastern kingdoms capitulating to the Central kingdom.
By the time the eastern campaign was finished it was well known all over the Pauldustllahani peninsula what the Central Kingdom had done. Although armies from the other kingdoms had mobilized it was too late to from two unified fronts. The Northern and southern parts of the country had been cut off, the sea lanes were blockaded and the unfriendly peoples of the western islands made it unviable for communications by sea. By land the Central Kingdom controlled a huge swathe of land in from east to west from the sea shore to the prominent eastern mountains cutting off any hope of getting messages through. The Central King did not wish to continue to be surrounded by hostile neighbors. He then sent forces to the south to set up defenses while his army now swelled with new soldiers’ form his conquered lands marched north. The northern campaign was harsh. This is due to the fact that the northern kingdoms had allied and set up a unified defense to repel an invasion. Both sides suffered greatly from the Northern campaign but at the end of 4 years the northern part of the country submitted to the Central Kingdoms rule in XXXX CE(year).
At this point the Central King realized that unification of the nine kingdoms was within his grasp, Rumors that a kingdom farther east of the prominent mountains wars forming a great army of conquest and the increasing coastal raids by the people of the western islands. The King knew that a single united kingdom would be necessary to keep the lands of the nine tribes. With this knowledge He returned to his court in Farpoint (currently known as Midpoint) with his military leaders and the kingdoms nobility gathered. He announced the formation of a united country consisting of the entirety of the Pauldustllahani Peninsula. Knowing that the country must be united in order to actually be united he did not name the new country after his tribe. Instead he chose the word the nine tribes used to describe the meetings of the nines tribes in times of old. Pauldustllah (meaning nine tribes) this news was well received although the kings had kept his word to the tribes that he had conquered. IE. Pardons, food, and positions in the governance of the territories there was worry that those would be taken away when the king had finished his war. The signal of a united people was appealing to those throughout the tribes. Throngs of people showed up in answer to the kings the tribes.
During the southern campaign those who attempted to resist unification were quickly swept aside by the new kingdom. When finally in the winter of XXXX CE the King looked out upon the ocean from his new Palace in the south and wrote to his wife in Farpoint: “what once was nine is now one; we have accomplished in 10 years what our ancestors have tried for centuries.” Knowing that while the tribal infighting was now over with foreign enemies remained as the bulk of his army returned to their homes and the rebuilding started, the king ensured that defenses were built to ensure the new kingdom would survive the next war. Interestingly, the Story of the Central Kings unifications of the nine tribes became a storied epic of the new kingdom.
Southern Islands Conflict
The kingdom has owned the colony of the Southern islands since about 2 years after the unification of the kingdom. Coastal cities of the newly unified kingdom were being raided by people from the islands to the South. While the King tried his best to build and organize strong coastal defenses after the subsequent raid and sack of a major coastal town the king realized that if stronger action was not taken he would lose power and the kingdom would become undone. So, he ordered a call up of soldiers in order to invade the island nations and bring them into the fold. At which point his ordered the formation of ten battalions of his newly expanded king’s guard to lead the attack on the islands. The invasion and takeover of the islands went was rather quick, however some of the natives of the colony refused to submit to the king’s rule and formed an organized resistance, they continued to take up arms against the Kingdom and brought about a frustrating and protracted military campaign. After several major military victories 5 years after the invasion the islands were officially conquered and brought into the Kingdom as a colony of Pauldustllah. However, while the natives of the islands were considered subjects of the kingdom they were not granted the full body of rights and privileges granted to those of the main land this is due to the fact that the kingdom suffered major losses of soldiers and noblemen. So, in order to keep the Nobility from grumbling and as punishment for the rebellion the king granted those subjects on the colony half citizenship.
As a result of this, underground organizations were formed with the goal of overthrowing Kingdom rule in the colony. These groups did their upmost to undermine the rule of the kingdom through anyway possible. Over the year this led to several uprisings, each of which was eventually put down by the Kingdom. Each time a rebellion occurred over past grievances new ones were formed. This is because neither side was willing to play by many rules during the rebellions, which is common during times of civil insurrection. This led to an almost unending cycle of hatred between the two sides and a continued solidification of resolve by both sides to defeat the other. Over time most residents of the islands became used to imperial rule and became unsupportive of rebel groups making it harder for them to operate out in the open. However, they managed to survive and continue to create conflict on the islands.
Over the years several reforms were made in order to ease tensions and to keep the loyalty of those subjects living in the colony who were claiming loyalty to the crown. The colony was eventually annexed into the empire making those lands official equal to those of the main land and no longer a colony. The new Southern Isles province was for the first time allowed to be represented by proxy in the national government however; citizens of the colony could not send their own people. The second was the abolishment of the half citizen scheme, which officially made those subjects of the colony full citizens, with a few exceptions. Finally, 20 years ago after the last uprising was defeated, Citizens of the province were finally allowed to vote for ministers to represent them in the national legislature as part of a peace plan to bring about unification of the kingdom and bring the citizens of the isles into full citizenship of the kingdom. The peace accords accepted the full surrender and amnesty of any subject currently in rebellion against the Kingdom in return for an oath of loyalty and for the granting of full rights due to any citizen of the kingdom. both chambers of the legislature agreed to consolidate many of the military positions currently in the former colony as well as a general drawdown of combat forces currently stationed there to fight rebels, although military bases remain in the kingdom for defense of the kingdom those forces stationed there are not for conducting combat operations in the former colony. This was thought to be a good way to promote peace and unity throughout the former colony as of last year for the first time in history a man from the colony was elected as the Head minister of the lower house. The peace accords have held throughout the last 20 years. As time advances people believe that the peace accords will hold and that the previous uprising will truly be the last.
The kingdom has never given up control of the island nation and in modern times this would be impossible. This is because the islands stand directly in front of the kingdoms sea access, making them a strategic asset both for the economy of the kingdom and for its defense. Control of the waterways is paramount in the event of war with a long-time enemy of the kingdom both of offensive as well as defensive strategy. Also, the thought that by allowing the islands to become independent would allow a hostile nation to be formed right off the shore of the mainland. Culturally people from the mainland have many historical grievances against the rebels making the thought of giving up the islands deeply unpopular. The first is that the people of the islands historically attacked the kingdom first and as such they lost the war that followed and got what was coming to them. Secondly the cultural memory of the kingdom has never really gotten over the casualty list from any of the previous uprisings and the mainland see the continued ownership of the islands important to ensure that those lives lost have not been for nothing and see it as a fitting payment of revenge. As for those from the islands who are against the idea of imperial rule. They have been taught by many generations of their ancestors to oppose imperial rule for invading the homeland and for the killing of their people. While the rebel groups all claim to want to expel the kingdom from the islands, the groups are all fractious and often in competition with each other. No one single group has enough power to claim to be the representative of the resistance movement and none of them have put forth a plan to rule once their stated goal of freeing the islands of the kingdom are met.
Acts of Reconciliation
Colonialism and Expansion
The Fakolan Succession War
The Great War
Northern Confederation Conflict
Politics & Government
The five provinces of Pauldustllah consists of the Pauldustllahani peninsula,theSouth Bay Territory,theEast Mountain Territory, and the Western Islands Territory. with each province being further divided into counties. Each province has a provincial Capital in which the provincial governments conduct the day to day buisness of the province and work in conjunction with the Imperial government to ensure proper administration of the country.
The Senior House
The Junior House
Parties and Elections
Border Security Force
Income, poverty and wealth
Science and Technology