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|Embassy of Lapinumbia, Cynebury||Embassy of Tretrid, Vecitania|
|Ambassador Giustina Rotolo||Ambassador Oswine Beorhtricson|
Lapinumbia–Tretrid relations, also referred to as Lapinumbian–Tretridian relations or Tretridio–Lapinumbian relations, play an integral part in the geopolitics of South Novaris.
Formal diplomatic relations between Lapinumbia and Tretrid were established not long after the Cynebury Conference of 1510, which secured Lapinumbian independence from Dallacqua and marked the end of the Third Tretridio-Dallacquan War. However, evidence shows that the two polities had been in communication as early as the First Tretridio-Dallacquan War of 1257, as shown by a recovered letter sent by an ambassador of the then-new Kingdom of Tretrid to Vecitania.
Lapinumbia and Tretrid have maintained close ties in the modern day. There are numerous economic ties between the two countries, and they also enjoy a open border and a unified passport system that guarantees free passage between the two nations. As the two nations are both founding members of the League of Novaris, Tretrid and Lapinumbia often vote together in the League due to their many aligned interests.
|Area||420,000 km2 (160,000 sq mi)||1,352,790 km2 (522,315 sq mi)|
|Population Density||81/km2 (210/sq mi)||86/km2 (223/sq mi)|
|Government||Parliamentary oligarchic merchant republic||Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
|Official language||Lapinumbian Norvian (de facto and de jure)||Tretridian (de facto and de jure)|
|Current Leader||Doge Enrico Dandolo||King Ælfric III|
|GDP (nominal)||℄1.8 trillion, $52,266 per capita||$2.9 trillion, $24,967 per capita|
|Military expenditures||$21 billion||$61 billion|
Late Threnian records have been found that document the settlement of Norvian-speaking people south of the Threnian civilization. According to various historical sources, these Norvians would often partake in costal raids and presented a significant annoyance. However, the Norvians also engaged in a significant amount of trade in the region, often facilitating the exchange of goods between South and West Novaris.
The Republic of Lapinumbia consolidated power around its capital of Vecitania soon after it was founded and started establishing costal trading posts along the south coast of the Bay of Lapinum. While it would be some time before Lapinumbia would properly control the region, these outposts were used to trade with the proto-Tretridian states to the north. Surviving records from Westrice document cordial relationships between the nascent Republic and the then-dominant Western Kingdom.
As Dallacqua, at the time the dominant power in West Novaris, started expanding east, Lapinumbia agreed to become a client state to avoid a potentially costly war. Westrice, however, collapsed to internal forces as well as due to Dallacquan encroachment. Records from the Triarchy era, which started about two centuries after the collapse of Westrice, discuss how Lapinumbia would sometimes struggle against its Dallacquan overlords for autonomy. As Dallacqua was the dominant power of the time, however, these power struggles were never successful.
First Tretridio-Dallacquan War
In 1256, after Ælfric I of Norþrenia conquered the two other Triarchal states and crowned himself King of Tretrid, he immediately turned west and attacked Dallacqua. The new Tretridian Kingdom, still highly militarized from its wars of unification, proved too much for Dallacqua, which was forced to give up its easternmost territories. After fortifying his newfound gains, Ælfric turned south.
Aware that Lapinumbia could make a useful ally in the future, Ælfric dispatched ambassadors to Lapinumbia. The Lapinumbian doge welcomed the ambassadors warmly, and the two polities proceeded to establish cordial relations with each other. In 1262, Tretrid secretly agreed to support Lapinumbia if they appealed for aid against Dallacqua, in what was known as the Vecitania Agreement.
Cynebury Conference and Lapinumbian independence
Tretridian Anarchy and Lapinumbian gains
Main article: Tretridio-Lapinumbian War
See also: Lapinumbia-Tretrid Treaty of Amnity