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The Federation of Axdel

Seal of Axdel
Seal
Motto: "Land of Renaissance"
Anthem: "Axdelia the Peaceful"
(from left to right) The Kolstream islands, Axdel, and the Indigo islands
(from left to right)
The Kolstream islands, Axdel, and the Indigo islands
LocationAurora
Capital
and largest city
Andel
Official languagesAxdelian
Recognised regional
languages
Staynish Language
Ethnic groups
(2020 Census)
82.1% Cava
17.3% Human
0.6% Other Species
  • 44.7% Korstazian
  • 41.1% Lyrevalian
  • 5.7% Morstaybishlian
  • 4.2% Quartz fernian
  • 3.7 % Emberitian
  • 1.0% Other
Demonym(s)Axdel, Axdels, Axdelian
GovernmentFederal Semi-presidential Republic
• President
Diego Corbinn
• Federal Premier
Marcos Aviolo
LegislatureNational Assembly
Federal Council
Representative Council
Area
• Total
2,371,460 km2 (915,630 sq mi)
Population
• 2022 estimate
126,489,250
• 2020 census
125,732,844
• Density
53.3/km2 (138.0/sq mi)
GDP (nominal)2022 estimate
• Total
♅4,184,910,755,487
• Per capita
♅33,085
Gini (2021)28.1
low
SDI (2016)0.910
very high
CurrencyKirib ()
Date formatDD/MM/YYYY
Driving sidethe left
ISO 3166 codeAXD
Internet TLD.axd

Axdel (Axdelian: Axdelia), officially known as The Federation of Axdel, is a sovereign federal state consisting of three constituent countries; Korstazia, Lyrevale, and Quartz Fern Coast. It is situated on the Axdelian peninsula of South-West Aurora, and borders the nations of Emberwood Coast, Great Morstaybishlia, and Oceansend, as well as having a maritime border with Valerica to the south. It is the second largest nation by land area on the continent. The capital city of Axdel is Andel, a megacity with 11 million people, followed by Fenrir with 9 million.

The land on which Axdel sits has been inhabited for potentially up to a million years, with the arrival of the first anatomically modern Cava in the area. Since the iron age, the region was dominated by the Kormistazic empire and its satellite states. The Norvians invaded the area in the 4th century and established many kingdoms in the north, though were ultimately reabsorbed. The Kormistazic Empire also established and administered colonial territories on Arcturia for several centuries. After a five decade long series of invasions by Morstaybishlia in the 16th century, the area was incorporated into the empire and was known as Korstazia, later becoming a principality. Korstazia gained independence after a revolution shortly before the Auroran Imperial War, gaining independence as Noroist Axdel. Noroist Axdel collapsed in 1996 after a nearly two year civil war, with the present democratic government succeeding it. The majority of Quartz Fern Coast was incorporated in 2003 in a referendum following the collapse of its government in the years prior.

Axdel is a developed nation and is considered a regional power with the 2rd largest GDP and miltary budget on Aurora. It is also one of the largest countries by surface area on Urth, possessing the the 5th largest territory on land and having the 10th largest population as of early 2021. It also ranks highly in metrics of civil rights, education rates, income equality, and general quality of life.

Axdel is a largely temperate nation with significant deciduous forest coverage and fertile land which has been extensively used for agriculture. The climate ranges from humid subtropical along the north coast, a continental climate in the interior regions and temperate oceanic along the southern coast. The nation is very mountainous, with the Zycannes range terminating along the Eastern border, the expansive Teba Mountains dominating the interior and forming the nation's backbone, The Okrani mountains extending to the south, and the Auric mountains flanking the west coast. Axdel has a highly diverse economy and generates income from various sources, the largest sectors being energy, manufacturing, mining, and agricultural exports. Other notable contributors are international education, tourism, and information technology.

Axdel is a member state of the United Nations of the Auroran Continent (also being the seat of the Auroran Court of Justice), and the Intercontinental Regional Security Accords, and uses the multinational Kirib(♅) as its currency alongside many other Auroran Nations.

History

Precivilisation

Anatomically modern Cava first arrived in the Axdelian peninsula over a million years ago, likely living in small, independent groups of hunter gatherers. Glacial periods during this time resulted in continental ice sheets forming in the mountainous interior which occasionally extended down towards the southern coast, although evidence shows that the region was continuously inhabited despite this. Approximately 100 Kya there is some evidence of a culture capable of pottery and crude metalworking in the area, with the remains of seed storage vessels containing various wild grains indicating an agricultural society existed. What little surviving evidence there is indicates this society employed semi-permeant settlements constructed of mud and stones, and large rocks found close to their sites may have once been megaliths that served religious purposes. The expansion of glaciers and cooling climate would likely have forced this society to migrate, and likely resulted in a return to hunter gathering.

Prehistory and early history

In 25,000BCE the Chomlec culture emerged on the North coast of the Axdelian peninsula. Chomlec society flourished for a while, however it soon fractured due to increasing migration across the rest of the peninsula. The Neolithic era began in approximately 8,000BCE after the redevelopment of agriculture and spurred the establishment of the first permanent settlements. Metallurgy was independently developed in the foothills of the Auric Mountains in 4000BCE, with copper, silver and gold metalworking spreading rapidly across the region and driving a period of productivity increases and urbanisation. Bronze working would later be introduced into the region, likely from the far east where the first advanced Auroran civilisations were developing, namely the Nelokhvi Empire, or by proxy through nomads roaming the Staynish region who regularly interacted with them.
Partially restored walls of Aeqa, a small Laqytian city abandoned in the 1300's BCE

The first advanced civilisation in the region was Laqytia, which was established in approximately 2200 BCE on the upper course of the Ueclid River. The region there was well suited for agriculture, thanks to its drier summers, relatively meek springtime flooding, and the ease with which the alluvial floodplains could be irrigated. The capital of Laqyta was the largest and most influential city in the region, and established close links with many other towns and cities along the valley. The state had a single spoken language but multiple written systems of communication used in parallel, likely drawn in from across the peninsula. Geological activity and droughts troubled the state for its entire history. At several points the cvilisation was recorded as being close to collapse, but continued to persist thanks to its trade connections. Despite these troubles, Laqytian cities had a rich culture of artistry and oral tradition which persisted throughout their history. Widescale urban planning is also evident alongside competent architectural ability, as seen in the Laqya palace complex in modern day Montza. Whilst no cities were built in the lower Ueclid, trade routes existed along the river with local communities, and several satellite lordships emerged due to the prosperity it brought. During its peak, the states influence had spread across the entire peninsula, as evidenced by Laqytian coinage and artefacts being found all the way to the west cape and even beyond the Zycannes in the east.

By the 15th and 14th centuries BCE, however, Laqytia entered a period of rapid decline. Records from the time indicate that a series of natural disasters occurred in the space of a single year, including a flood which resulted in a diversion of the Ueclid river. A subsequent famine lead to an exodus of people from many of the outlying cities who depended on trade with the agricultural core. Some time after this, the city of Laqyta experienced widespread fire and looting, causing much of the city to be burned to the ground. The cause of this is debated, with the two dominant theories being either civil disturbance due to the population loss in the years prior, or an invasion by nomadic cultures from the West taking advantage of the defensive outlying towns and cities becoming mostly abandoned. Several other cities were burned in similar fashion and Laqytia collapsed, leading to its near entire abandoned. The Laqytian people migrated primarily north down to the lower Ueclid, south past the Teba Mountains and towards the numerous floodplains and the coast, and even beyond the Auric mountains to the site of modern Emberwood Coast, whilst others went south, eventually ending up in the Lyr valley or the southern coast of the peninsula.

Early Antiquity (13th - 8th century BCE)

With the the end of the 14th century BCE, many small Lordships and chiefdoms had been founded along the length of the Ueclid river as a result of the power vacuum left by the sudden collapse of Laqytia. This era has become known as the first dark age, as texts from the time are infrequent and some remain unreadable due to writing in several undeciphered scripts. Additionally, a significant amount of the written material from the Laqytian period was lost in civil wars which razed remnant cities and towns across its former territory. The political landscape at the time is difficult to reconstruct and many interpretations are controversial, but all evidence suggests it was extremely tumultuous and fraught with war.

The approximate size of the Ueclidian Empire at its peak territorial extent

In the 12th century BCE, the walled city state of Quen exited a long period of social unrest, and began a highly successful conquest under Kind Eida which saw the entire Upper Ueclid come under his dominion. The Soltic confederacy, a naval coastal state east of the Ueclids mouth, began its own simultaneous campaign to control the lordships of the fertile floodplains in the area. The powers came into conflict in the middle of the century provoked war with Eida's Ueclidian Empire sending warships up the river to raid towns and constrict trade. Taking advantage of their weak land forces, Eida pushed down the valley and sieged their holdings on the river and the coast. However, many areas were able to hold out thanks to supplies brought in by their navy. Eida was succeeded by his son Eida II, who launched a campaign into Soltic territory which eventually succeeded, putting the entire Ueclid valley and the Northern coast under his dominion by the 11th century BCE. The unified Ueclidian empire remained the status quo for approximately a century and a half as the regions dominant power. In this time, a standardised system of writing and booms in trade leading to increased record-keeping signifies the end of the first dark age.

The Ueclid empire did not persist for long, as rebellions were commonplace and growing competition from other regions outside the Ueclid valley threatened their trading hegemony, primarily the Zycannian Mirazii Lordship and the southern Kassyr Chiefdom. The Kormistazic Confederacy was also founded on the southern coast during this time, deriving from the descendants of those who migrated south when Laqytia fell, and was based around the conurbation city state of Sekan-Aruqa. The Ueclid empire finally fell following the twin revolts of the Soltics in the North and the Teba in the South. The two formed rival empires on their respective halves of the river, The Neo-Soltic Lordship and the Teba empire, and fought for land in the middle regions before coming to a peace agreement in 935 BCE. After this the Soltics expanded along the northern coast whilst the Teba strengthened cross-mountain trade routes with the Kassyr, Kormistazics and the Lyr valley. For the next two centuries the peninsula remained divided between dozens of small, mostly fledgling Lordships and was marred by frequent skirmishes whilst the larger empires benefited from their influence.

Classical Antiquity (748 BCE - 345 CE)

Koriba Catastrophe

In 748 BCE, the Koriba volcano in the eastern Lyr valley experienced its most powerful eruption in recorded history, rating on the upper end of 6 on the volcanic explosivity index. This caused devastating local effects, causing widespread crop failures due to the ash clouds and acid rain. Whilst all civilisations west of the Zycannes were impacted by the eruption, the nearby Teba empire was among those who suffered the most. In an attempt to recover quickly, the empire cut off most of its trade ties with surrounding states, many of which forged alliances with the Neo-Soltic Lordship in order to force the Teba to continue trading. After continuing to refuse, the allied states began raiding Teban settlements, sparking a century long war which ravaged both sides and caused far more damage than the relatively short term effects of the volcano. The Kormistazics, who had many trade links with the Teba, entered a period of infighting and civil wars as various members of trading nobility attempted to seize control of Sekan-Aruqa. As trade with the North would continue to decline over the years the instability in the region would remain, resulting in the confederacies political structure collapsing and beginning a trend of power being consolidated by an increasingly small number of oligarchs. The wars often spilled out into surrounding unincorporated settlements, often leading to subjugation and incorporation under the banner of the outlying cities.

Other civilisations such as the Kassyr and Mirazii, who were also dependant on trade, suffered greatly in the years after the distaster, however without many nearby competitors and natural defences on their side, managed to remain stable past the initial hardships. It was at this time, within the vast Zycannian trade routes in the between these two empires, that a group of prophets known as the four oracles began teaching the Kozam faith to travellers and passers by, many of which chronicles the writings and began founding temples in many major cities. The oracles are known to have travelled to many of these early temples, however many written records of their movements have been lost due to contemporary censorship and later iconoclastic and revisionist periods. One place known to have been visited was the Kormistazic capital of Sekan-Aruqa, where the religion became noticeably popular with the citizenry and several noble families, generally coexisting with the other religions present in the region.

Formation of the Kormistazic Empire

Early in their history, the seafaring Kveshi civilisation of South East Aurora began exploring much of the Azure sea and establishing numerous outposts to facilitate trade. One of their furthest western excursions led them to contact the Kormistazics in 723 BCE, where it is written they were received very well and a cultural exchange took place between the two cultures. In order to facilitate further trade with the region, the Kveshi were granted a small, sparsely inhabited region of coastal foothills shadowed by the Okrani mountains. Most of the areas inhabitants were forced to relocate, and were either fled to Kormistazm or retreated further within the valleys of the mountains. The Kveshi then established an outpost on the territory which would later became known as Oceansend and began trading regularly with the cultures on the southern coast of the Axdelian peninsular, primarily silver from Kormistazm and the Lyr Valley. Among the most historically important effects of Kveshi trade was the introduction of iron smelting technology to the region. This combined with the reverse engineering of their advanced naval vessels allowed the Kormistazic confederations economic and military power to balloon rapidly whilst much of the peninsular continued to be stunted by conflict.

Despite relative prosperity within Sekan-Aruqa, the economic booms led the way for the reignition of infighting between the controlling oligarchs, with the majority of the conflict centered around the Jakatei and Renequil dynasties. In the 5th century BCE a plague swept through the south of the peninsular, killing many members of the aristocracy on both sides and precipitating a short civil war as accusations of using the disease to mask assassination plots escalated. The Renequil succeeded in taking control of the capital, leaving the Jakatei with loyalties only in the smaller outlying cities, but not without safe land routes to Oceansend. Several decades latera devastating flood left the city vulnerable and Jakatei mercenaries attempted to take control of the government but were unsuccessful. With limited military options for reasserting themselves and the Kormistazic Confederacy on the verge of collapsing into independent city states, matriarch Vireña Jakatei publicly embraced the Kozam faith as the state religion in order to garner grassroots support amongst the people. She also enacted massive reforms, most notably standardising the often convoluted and arbitrary relationship between the central and local governments and establishing rules of succession, taking some inspiration from literature purchased from the Kveshi. Although Vireña would never see the fruit of her labour, her eldest son Mariqo continued the efforts to undermine the Renequil, who were facing intense popular uprisings and economic hardships as the Jakatei expanded their influence and began interfering with their inland trade.

In 537 BCE, the Renequil honour guard revolted, executing many of them and sealing themselves within the city's palace. Mariqo Siezed this opportunity and rallied an army of 20,000 to take the city from the remainders of the family whilst they were in disarray. Instead of a battle, however, he was welcomed into the city without resistance as a liberator. With his authority legitimised by the honour guard, Mariqo immediately set about uniting the confederacy under the Jakatei dynasty, expanding the reforms introduced by his mother to every Kormistazic town and city. He also made a statement out of pardoning the remaining members of the Renequil, granting them governorship over their historic lands. A follower of Kozam, he incorporated the religion into the government and promoted its worship as a unifying tenet of Kormistazic culture. He passed away a year later, his son Kalam Jakatei succeeding him. Kalam was enamoured by Kozam philosophy and took several years early in his reign to travel to the Zycannes mountain range from where the religion originated. Not much is written about what he did during this time, but that he was divinely inspired to do so. Upon his return in 533 BCE, he declared the reform of the Confederate government into an imperial executive supported by a council of Nobles and Kozam elders from every region of Kormistazm, and that he intended to unite the dozens of dividied states west of the Zycannes as equal territories under a single prosperous empire. Kalam then changed his name to Enullus Jakatei Kalamitas, beginning the Kalamitas Dynasty and officially beginning the Kormistazic empire.

Era of Rapid Kormistazic Expansion (532 - 310 BCE)

Sketch of a cava family wearing colourful robes and loose pantaloons typically worn by the wealthy in the early Kormistazic empire

Upon Enullus' ascension to the position of Kormistazic emperor, he began a campaign of Northward expansion, incorporating the regions small Lordships and chiefdoms under his rule. Naval advances brought forth in earlier centuries now allowed faster and easier navigation of the Axdelian peninsular riverways, but the slow burn of conflict that had degraded the strength of many Lordships meant that much of it could not be used without the risk of falling prey to opportunistic pirates. Thus as the Kormistazic empire used these rivers to assert themselves across the southern plains and valleys these pirates were vanquished, allowing for ease of movement and earning the loyalty of many local leaders peacefully. With his children being unwilling to take the throne, Ennullus was succeeded by his General, Ax̂ilo Kariqo Kalamitas in 485 BCE. Worried the Kveshi would percieve the new empire as a rival, Kariqo expanded Kormistazic control over the southern coast of the Axdelian peninsula. Many settlements followed Kozam already, and so incorporating them within the empire remained a predominantly peaceful affair. As the empires border expanded, so did it's power and thus its ability to expand further, leading to increasingly aggressive acts. The Empires first major military victory would come after the Kassyr Chiefdom declared war on the empire in 458 BCE. This came in response to repeated incursions of Kormistazic soldiers into Kassyri territory and several pleas to cease the actions were ignored. The First Kassyri Integral War lasted for over five years but resulted in a crushing defeat for The Kassyr, who were forced to cede all of their holdings outside of the Mona river valley to Kormistazm. However, Ax̂ilo was injured during the war and survived only six months before succumbing to an infection and was succeeded by his daughter Ñeya Jala Kalamitas, becoming the first Kormistazic Empress.

By this point, the empires in the north were weak and stagnant. Still recovering from the century long conflict that ravaged them after the environmental fallout of the Koriba eruption. The only exception to this was the Neo-Soltic Lordship, which had recovered and now dominated much of the land north of the Teba mountains, enjoying a position of considerable military and economic influence. The once mighty Teba empire had struggled with a dwindling population and weak leadership for decades. In 447 BCE Teban Emperor Cerules II, famously visited the recently incorporated Kassyri city of Chaeqan to meet with Empress Ñeya. Following several weeks in the city, Cerules publicly converted to Kozam and announced that the Teban empire was to enter a pact of friendship and defence with the Kormistazic empire. The reaction from Teban citizens was mixed as many believed Meya had seduced Cerules in order to gain influence over him. However amongst the nobility a closer relationship with the economically powerful Kormistazics was viewed very favourably. Cerules public conversion plus the close bond between the two empires also led to an explosion in Kozam worship during this period, which in the next century would become another justification for the Teban annexation into Kormistazm.

After the rapid pace of unprecedented expansion in the first half of the century that stretched the imperial bureaucracy to its limits, the sovereigns succeeding Ñeya focused their attention on domestic concerns that led to helpful reforms to the empires government structure. The mostly disorganised territory that had been incorporated at this point also required attention to ensure its full integration. Among other things the empires provinces were reorganised and large scale public works were authorised to support the growing capital city, which was from this point forwards began being referred to as simply Sekan rather than Sekan-Aruqa. Another important reform was an increasing trend towards freedom of religion, as it was successfully argued that non-adherents to kozam, being treated like undesirables as they often were, would sow dissent against the empire and create instability. Despite this, religious discrimination remained a common malady.

With the Teba empire serving as a buffer between the Soltic and Kormistazic empires, the turn of the century saw campaigns of lateral expansion launched to secure riverways and establish coastal provinces. This triggered a war with a coalition of Lyr valley Lordships which resulted in a Kormistazic loss, humiliating the more organised and centralised empire. A second more successful conquest was attempted a decade later, but it was a pyrrhic victory which resulted in massive losses of life. Fearing a revolt would lead to further costly wars of attrition, efforts to interlink the Lyr valley economy into the empire were undertaken via trade and the construction of infrastructure to link the Lyr Valley with the Kormistazic heartlands. A permeant military presence of high-morale Kozam volunteers was also established. These projects were so successful that they were extended to the rest of the empire in the following centuries and were a key factor in its long term success. Increased security along the southern coast and economic prosperity led to the expansion of the Kormistazic navy, which also reduced reduced raiding attacks from Kveshi pirates which had becomabe a nuisance for the growing empire. Without serious resistance, The Kormistazic empire continued to expand its influence over the Lyr valley, using its navigable waterways as arteries through which rapid connection to the Kormistazic heartland could be maintained, and to supply materials and labour for roads, fortifications and settlements in the interior. Much of this expansion was funded and directed by Kozam affiliated nobles, who saw spiritual and economic benefits to spreading the religion.

Solto-Kormistazic Wars (309 - [] BCE)

Rapid Kormistazic expansion into the Lyr valley was viciously denounced several times by the North Lyr descended Neo-Soltic Lord Tulis VII in the 320's BCE. A large army was called to be raised with the intention of conquering and dismantling the dangerous state. Emperor Uuranqa, unimpressed by the Soltic Lord, believing the state to be a declining power destined to fall to Kormistazm sooner or later. Thus as a show of force, Uuranqa convened with the Teban emperor Cerules V and produced a declaration of protectorateship over the empire. Furthermore, threats of trade embargo against the Soltics were made that were expected to force Tulis into submission without a costly war that would pull resources away from the politically and economically unstable Lyr valley. A miscommunication led to Tulis being informed that an embargo had already been enacted, which he considered to be a Kormistazic declaration of war and began rallying his forces for a campaign to sack Sekan. He also ordered the Soltic Navy to sail around the Peninsula to cripple Kormistazic shipping, raid the southern coast and rally dissidents to the Kormistazic empire in the Lyr valley. After tearing through the border with the Teba empire first target of his army was The Teban capital of Montza and Cerules V. A battle in the fields just north of the city saw a major defeat against the Teban army that had assembled there, whilst the Kormistazic garrison in the city arrived late and was forced to retreat to avoid being slaughtered. Cerules was quickly executed and replaced with one of Tulis' generals to watch the city whilst the bulk of the army continued its charge southwards. In one fell swoop the Teban central government was destroyed, and Montza was pillaged by the occupational forces. Tulis' army would never reach Sekan, however, but for over 6 continuous years would maraud across the Kormistazic empire, gathering supplies by pillaging and foraging, and humiliating its military at every engagement. Attempted counterattacks into Soltic territory were also unsuccessful. Eventually the army was halted after it crossed the Okrani mountains into the Lyr valley. Tulis intended to rally the Lyr Aborigines to their cause in order to sow dissent against Imperial rule and replenish manpower lost to attrition. This failed due to local opposition and mistrust, and after being surrounded on all sides by Kormistazic forces his army was decimated and he was forced to retreat back to Soltan. With Tulis defeated, the Teba Empire was quickly recaptured and would remain a protectorate of Kormistazm.

Over time war between Kormistazm and the Soltic empire would flare up over the status of the Teba Empire and Northern Lyr Valley. The two great empires also fought for control over the coastal strip West of the Auric Mountains both directly and through proxy conflicts. Eventually the Soltic Empire would slowly succumb to mounting losses and low morale against the more populous and fervent Kormistazic empire, and is forced to accept punitive territorial and economic concessions.

(cont: Lyr valley expansion provokes violent response from Soltics. long series of wars, which once resolved in a kormistazic victory is followed by the final rapid expansion to the first empires peak size and consolidation of control)

Golden age of Kormistazm and Decline (1st - 4th century CE)

(lots of gold, engineering, mathematics, science, trade, quality of life, you name it. Leadership becomes more focused on vanity projects )

Late Antiquity (345 CE - 742 CE)

Norvian invasions (4th - 7th century CE)

(lots of civil wars, imperial government collapses signalling the end of the first empire, and the backdrop of constant Norvian raids. Insert crop failures from Tore and iron age collapse)

(After a faction of Norvians fractures from the mainland, they change strategy and begin a lot of settling, and whilst this utterly thrashes the imperial command structure this doesn't work in the end)

Medieval Period (724 - 1101 CE)

tldr, massive reforms under new imperial dynasties. Going forwards this hardly resembles the empire of the last millenia. Era of the Second Kormistazic empire)

Second Kormistazic imperial revaunchism

(expansion westwards in Staynnica and Valeria, TBD)

War with Ethalria

(Pretty sweet battles)

Civil war of succession and the Third Empire

(Empire is partitioned into multiple states for a century or so. The centralising reforms of the 700's coming to bite the empire in the ass.)

Colonial age (1102 - 1523)

(Third Kormistazic empire is founded, early attempts to colonise southern Arcturia begin)

Third Kormistazic Empire Golden age (~1200)

(trade with all the empires, big money)

The great plague (~1300)

(Something or other, slows down Kormistazic progress in Arcturia just as the other Auroran empires ramp up their own efforts)

Kormistazic Arcturian territory

(no more Mr nice mercantile empire, we have guns now)

(Insert imperial renaissance and wars with Arsal here, enough to cause a bit of bankruptcy)

Civil Schism Crisis

(Higher taxes and economic decline spur demands for local representation and devolution. Honoluras makes some concessions)

Morstaybishlian invasion (1523 - 1575)

(certified oh shit moment)

Morstaybishlian rule (1575 - 1969)

Collapse of the Lousquarii Empire

After the Surrender of mainland Kormistazm

Consolidation of the mainland

After mainland Kormistazm surrendered to Morstaybishlia and was formally annexed, the following years provided the empire with significant trouble asserting its control over its new land. The lords of several cities and regions saw the Morst army and their recently coronated king, Redrugus V, as weakened by the five decade conquest, and attempted to negotiate for autonomous status and freedom from imperial law. Others assumed autonomy independently and without royal consent. Peasant revolts were also common, often driven by ideas circulated by several Morst generals that the Cavan population of the peninsula should be wiped out to make way for human settlers. A diaspora of Cava fled the peninsula, mainly travelling to Arcturia but also finding their way across the planet. The background threat of local lordships seceding from the empire, and unruly peasants saw occupational garrisons spread thinly across the peninsula. These garrisons were often army conscripts who had fought in the crusades and were often paid poorly or not paid at all due to the financial strain on the empire during the transitional era. Redrugus V was reportedly in very poor health due to the stress associated with managing the occupation and died only two years into his reign, leaving it to his son, Lambertus V.

The death of Redrugus, however, was the spark for a number of significant problems. Seeing an opportunity to make up for their lackluster payment, many soldiers took the opportunity to desert from the army to loot and pillage Kormistazic cities, killing thousands in the process. Some disillusioned soldiers even defected to the Cava they had just conquered, the most infamous example of which being General John Nargas, who claimed to have visions of the prophet Matilda and several Kozam deities who instructing him to lead the Cava people against the Morstaybishlian empire. Operating out of Veraala, Nargas conquered much of Northern Lyr valley and maintained de-facto control over it for 6 years until the Morstaybishlian army sieged the city and executed him for treason. Lead by Lambertus, the army also saw to formally establish and properly assert control over the new provinces of the empire, deposing of many influential families and figures and replacing them with those loyal to the crown. The kind also signed an act which would compensate those who served in the West Auroran crusades with prime plots of agricultural land. This led to many Morstaybishlian soldiers settling in the peninsula, concentrating in the Lyr Valley, areas of Valeria conquered by Kormistazm in the 13th century, and Southern Corstania. This combined with other land payments in other areas of the empire such as the fertile interior of Staynes effectively lessened both the economic strain on the government and the risk of deserting soldiers.

Posolic Wars

(Several regions attempt to secede from the empire with limited success)

Granting of principality status

(After the first posolic war in response to a revolt or something.)

(also industrial age, a lot of cool science happens kinda like Scotland irl. And radical intellectual types like Freidrik Noros exist)

Quasi-independence

(Transition to becoming politically, economically and militarily independent from the empire)

Noroist Axdel (1969-1996)

Auroran Imperial War

(This time we mean business, followed shortly by a 3-way shattering)

Federation with Lyrevale

(More people more money, general unrest, Authoritarian Quasi-democratic bi-devolved state solution)

Axdelian civil war

(tldr: Kiet Narvga falls into a coma after a failed assassination, Darius Finch dies. Cavan Nationalist/Other reactionary bobblehead General Huralo Yensi takes power, dissolves the legislature in a soft coup. Opposition escalates into riots and gunfighting, civil war between elements of the military and paramilitary forces which forces Yensi to eventually resign. MBE backed Socdems crawl out of the woodwork and take power whilst syndicalists and anarchists are squabbling.)

Modern Axdel

(liberalism)

Incorporation of Quartz Fern Coast

(Loss of the Noroist threat leads to attempted transition to democracy, fails due to disagreements within the government and military. Very nearly a civil war reduced to a low level conflict moderated by Axdelian peacekeepers, ending in a referendum that saw (most of) QFC join the federation)

Mid-2000's terrorism crisis

See also: Extinction Corps

Auroran pacific war

(We're back baby, assert dominance)

Geography

Geology, topography and hydrography

A Topographic map of Axdel from an atlas

Climate

Biodiversity and environment

Flora

Fauna

Politics

Government

See: Political parties and elections of Axdel

ooc notes (tldr somewhat similar to the German semi-presidential system):

President - Elected by public vote, must be a member of the largest party, usually the leader. Acts as head of state and commander-in-chief of the armed forces.

Federal Premier - Elected by a convention of the National assembly.

Constituent Countries

Political subdivisions

Law enforcement

Foreign Relations

Military

Main article: Axdel Armed Forces

The Axdel Armed Forces are the military forces of Axdel, under the commander-in-chief president Diego Corbinn. It consists of the Axdelian army, the Axdelian Navy, the Axdelian air force. Military spending accounts for roughly 2% of the nations GDP, or around 82.4 billion Kiribs.

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