Republic of Nisserige
Motto: Im Interesse der Freiheit und der Stimme, aus dem Herzen der Menschen
("For the sake of freedom and voice, from the heart of the people")
Anthem: Tanz der Zuckerfee
("Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy")
All territories in red are a part of Nisserige.
|Ethnic groups||87.4% Gnome (Dwarf), 10.3% Elf, 2.3% Other|
|Religion||Nisser Gothic Ulvriktru (78%), Bäuerism (16%), None (5%), Other (1%)|
|Government||Parliamentary Unicameral Republic|
|Wendel Peters (G)|
• First Unification of the Realm
• Establishment of the Republic
• 2022 estimate
|GDP (PPP)||2022 estimate|
• Per capita
|Mains electricity||120V, 60Hz|
|ISO 3166 code||NSR; NS|
Nisserige, (Nisser: Die Republik Nisserige), officially the Republic of Nisserige, is a country in Northern Concord. Nisserige is situated between the Jotunheimen Mountain Range to its northeast and the Concordian Sea to its southwest; it has a population of roughly 15 million within its 11 constituent regions. Nisserige borders Kaldrbuth to its Northwest, East Atlalandr to its North, and South Hills to its south. The nation’s capital, most populous city, and main financial center is Grünefeld; the largest urban area is Franmark.
Various Nisser Tribes have existed in the Nisser Cradle since classical antiquity. A region named Nisser, roughly in the same location as modern day Nisserige, was documented prior to the beginning of the common era. In the early 900s, the Kingdom of Rothweld formed the bulk of the northern part of the region, spanning from the coastline to the Jotunheimen Mountains. The following centuries would see a period of growth for the Rothweld Kingdom and royal family as they absorbed smaller kingdoms in the region. Eventually, in 1278, the Nisser region would be unified after the marriage between King Aschwin II and Queen Alberta IV which united the Kingdom of Rothweld and the Kingdom of Bertille into the Kingdom of Nisser. Between 1399 and 1424, a period of internal conflict occurred after a succession crisis when the final member of the House of Wendelgard died without an heir. When the crisis came to an end, the Leonhard noble family was instituted as the new royal family for the Kingdom.
The founding of the modern day Republic of Nisserige was declared on August 14th, 1772 when Nisser Revolutionaries officially declared their sovereignty against the Kingdom of Nisser in the Anselm Papers based on the ideals created during the Black Hat Movement of the 16th century. After declaring their sovereignty, the Revolutionaries established a short-lived confederation which politically and militarily connected several militia groups around the Kingdom for the sake of the revolution. In 1782, the confederation would be replaced with the Republic of Nisserige via the Ratification of the Nisser Constitution, which laid the legal foundations of the modern Republic. The Early Republic faced many challenges during its growth including unfriendly neighbors, in the form of the Queendom of Kaldrbuth and the Kingdom of Atlalandr, and war debts. During the second Industrial Revolution, the Republic changed considerably economically and politically as new legislation attempted to keep up with the nation’s rapid growth. The nation’s growth would come to a halt in the early 20th century due to the Depression of 1921, which was caused mainly by blockades from the Great War and political oversight. The depression directly caused the rise of the Communist Party in Nisserige, which took an opposing stance to the White Hat Party’s laissez faire approach to economics. After a stringent series of economic plans, the Communist Party successfully pulled Nisserige out of a depression. In 1957, the Communist Party would collapse from inter-party disagreements, marking the end of communist rule in Nisserige.
Nisserige is a middle power with a stable economy. Its main sectors include agribusiness and the mining of rare urth metals. As a developed country, Nisserige offers social security and welfare, a universal healthcare system, environmental protections, and a tuition-free university education, most of which were implemented in the mid 20th century. Nisserige is a member of the International Forum and holds a significant number of cultural heritage sites.
The name Nisserige is derived from a portmanteau of the words Nisser, meaning Gnome, and Rige, meaning realm. The name came into popular use following the Revolution as a non-monarchical substitute name for the country. The word Nisser comes from the old Nisser word Nisse, meaning People of the Nisser. The word Rige is derived from the Vernacular Nisser rige, of the same meaning. Its unclear as to who exactly proposed the name for use as the country's standard, but it was most likely Greulf Anselm.
Pre-gnome ancestors, the Danuvius guggenmosi, who were present in Nisserige for over 10 million years, are theorized to be among the earliest inhabitants of the region to walk on two legs. Ancient gnomes were present in Nisserige at least 500,000 years ago. The gnomes are believed to have evolutionarily split away from humanity prior to the elves, roughly around the same time as the dwarves.
Early Nisser Tribes
The Early Nisser Tribes in Nisserige emerged during the ancient era, originating from the ancestral homelands within the Nisser Cradle. These tribes flourished during various periods, contributing to the cultural tapestry of the region. The exact timeline of their emergence is difficult to ascertain, but it is believed to have taken place during the early stages of Nisserige's history.
The Nisser tribes were scattered throughout the land that would later become Nisserige, inhabiting the diverse landscapes of the region. The northern areas, dominated by the majestic Jotunheimen Mountain Range, were home to tribes that adapted to the harsh mountainous terrain. In contrast, the southern regions, characterized by low-lying terrain, provided fertile grounds for agricultural practices, and thus attracted tribes with a focus on farming and cultivation. The Nisser tribes shared a common ancestry and were known for their distinctive physical features, such as their short stature, long beards, and pointed hats. They were skilled craftsmen and artisans, known for their intricate woodwork, metalworking, and stonemasonry. The tribes had a deep reverence for the natural world and believed in the existence of hidden realms within the mountains, forests, and rivers.
While the early history of the Nisser tribes is not extensively documented, archaeological findings and oral traditions provide insights into their way of life. The tribes lived in close-knit communities, often organized in clans or extended families, and were governed by tribal leaders or chieftains. They had a communal approach to land ownership and resource management, emphasizing the importance of cooperation and harmony within their societies.
Trade and cultural exchanges between the Nisser tribes and neighboring regions played a crucial role in their development. Through interactions with other communities, they acquired new knowledge, technologies, and cultural practices, enriching their own traditions. These exchanges fostered a sense of unity among the Nisser tribes and facilitated the spread of shared customs and beliefs.