Dallacqua

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Dallacqua

Dallacqua (Most languages)
The Flag of Dallacqua
Flag
The Seal of Dallacqua
Seal
Motto: "All'unisono marciamo"
“In unison we march”
Anthem: The Dallacquan March
LocationSouthern coast in central mainland Novaris
CapitalCentellazione
Official languagesAcquan Norvian
Staynish
Demonym(s)Dallacquan
GovernmentSemi-direct democracy under a multi-party parliamentary directorial republic
Establishment
• Norvian Invasion
c. 150 BC
Area
• Total
128,182 km2 (49,491 sq mi)
Population
• 2019 estimate
11.4M
• 2016 census
11,328,848
• Density
89.72/km2 (232.4/sq mi)
CurrencyNord (♄/NRD)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Novaris Central)
• Summer (DST)
UTC-7 (Novaris East-Central)
(Currently in use)
Date formatDD/MM/YYYY BCE/CE
Driving sideright (RHD vehicles)
ISO 3166 codeDAL
Internet TLD.da

Dallacqua is a relatively small nation located on Novaris. The previous inhabitants were invaded by Norvians around 150 AD, wiping out most signs of the culture that preceded them. Their language is known as Acquan Norvian (or simply Acquan) and shares many similarities to Fortunan and the Axdel Language.

Etymology

When translated to Staynish, dallacqua (or rather dall'acqua) means "by the water." The name was once used to describe the coastal area near Monticelli exclusively, but the term has since grown to encompass the entire nation.

History

Prehistoric Warring States Period (Pre-Norvian Period)

Before the arrival of the Norvians, the area was composed of several small warring states with early forms of feudalism. Most written accounts from this period have been lost or destroyed, making historical discoveries very difficult. Most of what is known originates from finidings in Centellazione, one of the most powerful city-states at the time and the capital of modern Dallacqua.

Norvian Raids (c. 150 BCE)

The Norvians arrived in the in the coastal area near Monticelli (original name is unknown) and named it Dallacqua around 150 BCE. Their origins remain unknown, though prominant theories have proposed their origins may be Auroran or Gondwanan. They engaged in many raids of the region, spreading their influence across many lands. Centellazione resisted the longest to the raids, both militarily and culturally. Once the city-state finally toppled and fell into Norvian hands, their tenacity and bravery was respected by the raiders and caused slight differences in the dialects of the area. The raiders were able to unify a territory in a few decades, after which most left to conquer faraway kingdoms. Those that stayed behind replaced the existing higher classes, spreading their language and culture over the lands.

Bertoldian Expansionism (approximately 110 to 220 CE)

During a roughly century-long period, Dallacqua's territory began expanding massively under the leadership of Kings Bertoldo I, II and III. In the modern day, their territory would've expanded across Lamanwasser, Neria, Schlesia ...