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The Queendom of Kaldrbuth
Motto: For Queen and Country
|Official languages||Ulvrikian |
|Ethnic groups||50,2 % Human |
|Government||Matrilineal Semi-Constitutional Monarchy|
• Prime Minister
• 2025 estimate
• 2022 census
|GDP (nominal)||2022 estimate|
• Per capita
|Currency||United Krone (UKR)|
Astrid XI of the joined houses of Vǫlsungr and Vinter, is the current Queen of Kaldrbuth (Ulvrikian: Dróttning, Kaldruno: ᛞᚱᛟᛏᛏᚾᛁᛜ). Ástríðr XI though in theory restricted constitutionaly, she defacto can veto any laws passed by Rikstinget (the parliament) and has the power to replace the prime minister whenever she wish.
Etymology and Origins
Despite being a relatively new unified nation (17th century), much of the terminology associated with the nation has roots from either Ulvrikian, Kaldruno, the written runic alphabet, or a mix of the two sometimes with the occasional appearance of outside influence from nearby nations, territories and likely trade routes. Modern historians agree that while some details in more fantastical works may be embellished, the most likely and recognised as truthful sources are the works of two primary tribal era historians, Hæming Guthrumsson, a politician, historian, poet and skald, and Asvard Ærnmundsson, a Royal archivist, historian and poet, Both of whose numerous sagas, poems and materials have become the basis for much of the established history for both Kaldrbuth and the previous tribal era from which the nation was born.
Kaldrbuth & Kaldrbuthian
The first known direct mention of both Kaldrbuth and the term Kaldrbuthian (both singular and plural) is from a page in Hæming Guthrumssons' "Forn-kveðit" (Translations of which suggest it refers to what was said in 'days gone by') While often early skaldic sources are not always so trustworthy, it appears as though in this instance the works of Ærnmundsson (786-852) are accurate and trustworthy for a number of reasons, primarily that these words have not changed form or spelling in over a millennium, only having changed written forms when translated from it's original (and still majority used in the modern age) Kaldruno. Later sources, including both royal archives and the works of Guthrumsson (823-991) also use the same terminology to describe both the collection of tribes in the region and those who live within it, rather than using descriptors that are tribe specific. It is likely that this is why in the modern day both terms are still used extensively,
Main article: Kaldrbuth Origins Controversy
Unlike much of the later known and proudly celebrated history of Kaldrbuth and it's earlier tribes, the earlier period of history in the region is heavily mired in speculation and controversy from both past elitist and political groups that would later come to be the cause of several politically motivated attacks in the centre, until the Law of Origins was passed in 1962. However in the modern day most historians agree that it is most likely, given the few contemporary sources and available and archaeological discoveries, that the main tribes that would one day form the Queendom of Kaldrbuth may have in fact originated from the northern tip of the continent either as nomadic tribes, or settlers intending to expand to lands of their own. This theory is largely supported by the modern day scientific community within Kaldrbuth as extensive research has shown that a vast majority of the population (as of 2010) share a large amount of genetic similarities and ancestry, not only in the border regions but of the general population of the south too.
The rediscovery of a few small archaeological finds preserved later in the Iron age as well as more recent finds suggest that by the bronze age, from around 2500-1000BC, whether it was settlers or nomads, had begun to master defensive structures and early metalworking, as well as what is generally accepted to be the settlement of what is now the capital of Kaldrbuth, from both early gravesites of the stone and bronze age present, it is also the first known period in which giant burial cairns and mounds begin to surround the more populated areas. Contrary to what was and is commonly believed, this period is mostly likely not when Kaldrbuth began to isolate, rather that evidence in fact says that this was the period in which the tribes and settlements in the region were most heavily dependent on external trade of materials such as bronze and clay. The presence of any form of royal family at this time however does seem unlikely, and if they did exist it is accepted by various contemporary sources that they certainly would not have had control over much of a population or lands at this period as the known population centres appear far and few between, with only a small number of traces of any substantial population centre in the southern parts of the region.