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The Imperial Reiktic Kingdom of Hausberg
Das Kaiserliche Reiktische Königreich Rikaliana
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Map of Hausberg and surrounding countries.
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The Imperial Reiktic Kingdom of Hausberg, commonly known as Hausberg, and known as Das Kaiserliche Reiktische Königreich Rikaliana in the native Reiktic tongue, is a unitary sovereign state located in Northern Gondwana. As well as territory on the Gondwanan mainland, Hausberg also controls an island named Föhr off of it's northwestern coast and islets in the Bay of Reiktic. Hausberg shares land borders with Talusi it's north and Rallia to it's east. Besides the land borders, Talusi borders the Pacific Ocean to the north, northwest, and northeast, and the Bay of Reiktic to the east. Hausberg is an absolute monarchy. The current monarch is Adolar III of house Kayserling, who took power on July 15th, 2014, and was coronated on the 12th of November, 1972. The current heir apparent is Ottokar Kayserling, first son of Adolar III. The capital of Hausberg is the city of Klagenhaus, while the largest city is Altenkreis. Hausberg is an observer state in the Gordic Union.
The history of Hausberg stretches thousands of years, to when people first inhabited the area, to modern-day.
Ancient Hausberg covers the time from when people first inhabited the land thousands of years ago, to when the Reiktic people invaded the Kingdoms of Taluniko.
Archaeological records show that Hausberg was first inhabited around 10,000 years ago, or around 8000 BC. At first, the area was dominated by hunter-gatherer societies. Then, around 6500 BC, agrarian society began to become the dominant way of getting food. Around the coast, especially in the fish-dense Bay of Reiktic, large scale fishing also began to become viable. For the next few thousand years, various early tribes rose and fell. Around 1200 BC according to archaeological evidence, the first notable tribes rose around the Bay of Reiktic. These tribes were known collectively as the Ralkum.
Early Settlements and Civilizations
Around 1200 BC, the tribes collectively known as the Ralkum began to become prevalent. They were the first historically significant tribes in Hausberg. According to archaeological evidence, the Ralkum were mainly concentrated on the coast of the Bay of Reiktic. Over the next thousand years, the Ralkum spread across more of Hausberg. Over time, the Ralkum dominated the other people in Hausberg, such as the Stronokai, the Koltunao, and the Londeron. Over time, larger groups of people began to gather and form larger settlements. The first large-scale settlement in Hausberg to have been found is known as Alkrona, and according to archaeological evidence, it is around 2100 years old. Alkrona is located in eastern Hausberg and is known as the first city in Talusi. The city seemed to be the largest city of a civilization now known as Reintokela. This civilization spanned most of eastern and southern Hausberg. Around 50 BC, Reintokela fell to an unknown enemy and Alkrona was abandoned. About 200 years later, another civilization rose known as Giterona. This civilization occupied most of the Reiktic east. In 213 AD, the Giterona came into conflict with another civilization known as the Rikaliana. In 217 AD, The Rikaliana conquered the Giterona due to their better weaponry and tactics.
The Kingdoms of Rikaliana
In 213 AD with the conquest of the Giterona, the Rikalina established their own kingdoms. Over hundreds of years, the Rikaliana spread across Hausberg, conquering and assimilating. By 498 AD, the Rikaliana had conquered all of Hausberg. For the next nearly 300 years, various kingdoms rose and fell. In 783 AD, following a population boom, the Rikaliana began to invade the southern and western Talunikonian Kingdoms. Within 10 years, these incursions began to become full-scale invasions. The Rikaliana, who began to become known as the Reiktic, invaded the southern Talunikonian Kingdoms across the modern Hausberg-Talusi border and the western Talunikonian Kingdoms by crossing the Bay of Reiktic. The kingdoms easily fell to the new invaders at first. Then, the northern and eastern kingdoms in Talusi banded together in order to repel the invaders. It worked, for a time. The Reiktic invaders were held at a stand-still for over 20 years. However, more and more people began moving from the Reiktic Kingdoms in Hausberg into the new Reiktic kingdoms in Talusi, allowing them to amass larger armies. By 821 AD, the Reiktic kingdoms struck again. This time, the remaining Taluniko kingdoms were unable to hold the invaders back. In 834 AD, the last of the Taluniko kingdoms fell. Talusi was now under the control of the Reiktic kingdoms, who would rule for hundreds of years.
Modern Talusi covers the time from when the Reiktic kingdoms took over Talusi, to modern day.
The Reiktic Kingdoms
In 834 AD, the last Talunikonian kingdom fell to the Reiktic invaders. Meanwhile, in Hausberg, the Reiktic kingdoms fought with eachother and the Reiktic Kingdoms in Talusi. However, in 1066 AD, the Reiktic Kingdom of Relin, located in Southern Hausberg, began to conquer the other kingdoms surrounding it. By 1147 AD, Relin had conquered the other kingdoms in Hausberg. With it fully under his control, the King at the time, Cäsar Furstenfeld, declared himself Emperor of the Reiktic Empire.
The Reiktic Empire
In 1349 AD, 12 years after the unification of Talusi under the Kingdom of Legerralia, an army from the Reiktic Empire to the south crossed the border and invaded Legerralia. Completely unprepared for the attack and fighting against a larger and better trained army, the kingdom was conquered within a few months. By the beginning of 1350, Legerralia had been completely conquered. Under the Reiktic empire, the Taluniko people were allowed to practice their customs, religonn, and speak their language again, but it was too little too late. By this time, most Talunikonians had been assimilated and the amount of people who identified as Talunikonian was very small. During their time under the empire, the arts, architecture, and the economy flourished. Infrastructure and fortifications were also built during this time. However, not everything was so peaceful. The most notable event to occur was the Peasant's Revolt of 1498, in which all over the Empire, peasants rose up against the Emperor because they were unhappy with the government. It took 7 years to quell the revolt and during that time, several break-away states in Talusi declared independence. After the revolt was crushed, the Empire dealt with the break-away states, which took another 4 years. With the Empire finally at peace in 1509 AD, the Empire focused on its external borders. The first land that the Reiktic Empire expanded to was to the west and southwest, claiming that the savages living there needed to be civilized. Next, in 1514, the Empire claimed multiple islands in the Pacific. Finally, in 1529, the Empire tried to expand across the ocean into Atlantia, but were repelled by the nations already there. For the next 380 years, the Empire focused on internal development and development of their colonies. Unfortunately, by 1873, the Empire had lost their colonies and were in decline. The killing blow to the Empire happened 36 years later, in 1909, when Talusi declared independence from the Empire. The war was long and bloody. Finally, in 1917, Talusi won the war for independence.
The Republic of Talusi
In 1917, Talusi had won their war for independence after an 8-year long struggle. Upon securing their independence completely, the leader of the independence war, Karl Kleinfeld, set up a democratic system with him as the first president. It worked, for a time. After four years, an election was held and Karl lost the election. When it came time for the next president to be sworn in, Karl peacefully stepped down and handed his power over to the next president. The next president, Ulrich Krakouer, took over the position with no problems. When the time came for another election four years later, Ulrich won the election. By the time his second term came close to an end, Ulrich began to plan to seize the country. Since he could not run for president again, he decided that he should take control of the country. When it came time to hand over his power to the next president, he refused to give it up and ordered the army to seize the next president and the rest of his political enemies. With the army securing his rule and his opposition arrested, Ulrich declared himself King Ulrich I of House Krakouer over The Spiritual and Glorious Kingdom of Talusi on April 22nd, 1929.
The Spiritual and Glorious Kingdom of Talusi
With The Spiritual and Glorious Kingdom of Talusi officially established on April 22nd, 1929, Ulrich Krakouer began to strengthen the army. Five years later, on September 12th, 1934, he attacked Hausberg in the 1st Talusi-Reiktic War. After two years of war, the war ended on October 29th, 1936 with a white peace. Ulrich reigned for nearly 5 more years, dying on April 23rd, 1941, with the rest of his reign having been uneventful. His son, Arnulf I, became the next king, with his coronation being held on July 22nd, 1941, 90 days after the death of his father. During the first ten years of his reign, Arnulf built up the country's infrastructure and strengthened the economy. Three years later, on August 2nd, 1954, Hausberg invaded Talusi, starting the 2nd Talusi-Reiktic War. The war lasted for 12 long and bloody years, ending on December 23rd, 1966 with a Talusian victory. Arnulf demanded land on the Talusi-Hausberg border, and for Hausberg to pay ♄3 billion in war reparations. Arnulf spent the rest of his reign spending the war reparations on improving the country. Arnulf died nearly 5 and a half years later, on February 29th, 1972. His first son, also named Arnulf and the current king, succeeded him as King. 90 days later, on May 29th, 1972, he was coronated. During Arnulf II's, there have been several border skirmishes on the Talusi-Hausberg border, and the war reparations were paid off on 1992. Towards the beginning of 2017, Talusi decided to join the FPA. On June 5th, 2017, Talusi applied to become an observer state in the Gordic Union and was accepted. Today, the country's infrastructure is better than ever, and the economy is getting better.