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Kingdom of Talusi
|Map of Talusi and surrounding countries.|
Map of Talusi and surrounding countries.
|Official languages||Reiktic |
|Ethnic groups |
|69.1% Human |
|Government||Unitary Absolute Monarchy|
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|GDP (nominal)||2017 estimate|
• Per capita
|Driving side||the right|
|ISO 3166 code||TAL|
The Kingdom of Talusi, commonly known as Talusi, is a unitary sovereign state located in Northern Gondwana. As well as territory on the Gondwanan mainland, Talusi also controls three islands known as the Rügen archipelago off of it's northwestern coast. Talusi shares land borders with the Tolorian Empire to it's north and northeast, Rallia to it's east, and Hausberg to it's south and west across the Bay of Reiktic. Besides the land borders, Talusi borders the Pacific Ocean to the north and northwest and the Bay of Reiktic to the west, southwest, and south. Talusi is an absolute monarchy. The current monarch is Arnulf II of house Krakouer, who took power on February 29th, 1972, and was coronated on the 29th of May, 1972. The current heir apparent is Siegmar Krakouer, second son of Arnulf II. The capital of Talusi is the city of Rheinlingen, while the largest city is Rappersstadt. Talusi is also a part of the FPA and an observer state in the Gordic Union.
The history of Talusi stretches thousands of years, to when people first inhabited the area, to modern-day.
Ancient Talusi covers the time from when people first inhabited the land thousands of years ago, to when the Kingdoms of Taluniko fell.
Archaeological records show that Talusi was first inhabited around 10,000 years ago, or around 8000 BC. At first, the area was dominated by hunter-gatherer societies. Then, around 7000 BC, agrarian society began to become the dominant way of getting food. Around the coast, large scale fishing also began to become viable. For the next few thousand years, various early tribes rose and fell. Around 2000 BC according to archaeological evidence, the first notable tribes rose in western Talusi. These tribes were known collectively as the Tulako.
Early Settlements and Civilizations
Around 2000 BC, the Tulako people began to rise. They were the first historically significant tribes in Talusi. According to archaeological evidence, the Tulako were spread all over the western Talusi coast. Over the next thousand years, the Tulako began to spread across Talusi. Over time, the Tulako dominated various other peoples, such as the Ralpanur, the Talukanoki, and the Dremalti. Over time, larger groups of people began to gather and form larger settlements. The first large-scale settlement in Talusi to have been found as of now is known as Saalnau, and according to archaeological evidence, is around 2700 years old. Saalnau is located in southern Talusi and is known as the first city in Talusi. The city seemed to be the capital of a civilization now known as Rakluntania. This civilization spanned most of southern Talusi and even part of northeastern Hausberg. Around 500 BC, Rakluntania fell to an unknown enemy and Saalnau was abandoned. About 200 years later, another civilization rose known as the Denonert. This civilization occupied most of the Talusian north coast. In 157 BC, the Denonert came into conflict with another civilization known as the Taluniko. In 154 BC, The Taluniko were able to conquer the Denonert due to their better weaponry.
The Kingdoms of Taluniko
In 154 BC with the conquest of the Denonert, The Taluniko people, who are said to have been descendants of the Tulako people, established their own kingdoms. Over hundreds of years, the Taluniko people spread across Talusi, conquering and assimilating. By 479 AD, the Taluniko people had conquered all of Talusi. For the next 300 years, various kingdoms rose and fell. In 783 AD, incursions from south of the Taluniko kingdoms began to occur. Within 10 years, these incursions began to become full-scale invasions from the south. These invaders, known as the Reiktic, invaded the southern Taluniko kingdoms across the modern Hausberg-Talusi border and the western Taluniko kingdoms by crossing the Bay of Reiktic. The kingdoms easily fell to the new invaders at first. Then, the northern and eastern kingdoms 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 Reiktic people began moving into the new Reiktic kingdoms, 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. With full control over the native Talunikonian people established, the Reiktic kings ruled with an iron fist. The Talunikonian language was banned, the people's native customs were banned, and they were forced to follow Reiktian customs and learn the Reiktic language. For hundreds of years, new kingdoms rose and fell, rebellions failed, and the Talunikonians were oppresed. The assimilation of the Talunikonians nearly succeeded. However, there were groups of Talunikonians that were able to escape the oppression by fleeing into the wilderness outside of the kingdoms. In 1292 AD, over 450 years after the last of the kingdoms of Taluniko fell, one kingdom began to rise above the rest. This kingdom, known as Legerralia, was situated in western Talusi. Within five years, it conquered the kingdoms immediately surround it. However, the kingdoms beyond that, were not so easy to conquer. It took over 33 years to conquer the rest of Talusi. In 1337 AD, Talusi was finally unified under the Kingdom of Legerralia. However, the kingdom had more things to worry about outside of their borders.
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 reign, 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.