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Imperial Vistari Confederation
Flag of Vistaraland
Motto: "We zullen onze eenheid behouden!"
"We shall maintain our Unity!"
|Official Federal |
| Vistarian |
|Official Dominion |
Vlas Isles:Vlasarr Creole
|Demonym(s)||Vistarian (sing), Vistari|
|Government||Federal Constitutional Parlimentary |
• Empress of the Vistara
• Prime Minister
|Allard Baas (KCP)|
• Lord Prinselijk
|Prince Hendrik van Koersland|
• Lord Minister of Vistaraland
|Hessel Gelder (KCP)|
• Lord Minister of North Gondwana
|Ade de Klerk (KCP)|
• Lord Minister of Vorpest
|Reiner Wever (BLP)|
• Lord Minister of the West Pacific
|Levan Dekker (BUP)|
• Lord Minister of Valerijk
|Adan Mulder (KCP)|
• Lord Minister of the Vlas Isles
|Willem Jaager (KCP)|
|Legislature||Imperial Parliamentary Council|
|House of Lord-Advisors|
|House of Representitives|
• Formation of the Vistari Rijk
• Formation of the Ducal Federation
• Great Imperial Reforms and
the First Constitution of Vistaraland
• Imperial Confederation formation and
ratification of the Second Constitution
• 2021 estimate
|GDP (nominal)||2021 estimate|
• Per capita
|Currency||Gildemerk, United Krone|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Imperial Standard Time)|
|ISO 3166 code||KVC|
Vistaraland, officially known as the Imperial Vistari Conderation is a confederation of Duchies and Dominions spanning a majority of the former territories of the Vistari Empire.
Oudithus Era (Prehistory - 200 BC)[edit | edit source | hide]
The Vistari People originated from Eastern Concord (Part of Modern Day South Hills), made up of seafaring tribes such as the Oserene and Koers. These ancestors of the Vistari believed the world to be a great Crescent surrounded by an infinite sea. They called this Crescent "Kromme Imposant", or Curve of Imposing. This belief still influences the Vistari view of the world today, with Krommosant being the Vistari word to describe Yasteria and Arcturia as a single continent.
Nieuwthuis Era (200 BC - 500 AD)[edit | edit source | hide]
In around 200 BC, the Proto-Vistari People migrated to the isle of Krommentrum. (Named after the Vistari words for Curve and Centre) The reason for such a mass exodus from Concord is a hotly debated subject, but it is known the Koers settled first near the modern day region of Koersland, expanding and displacing the native Elven Population. This eventually led to the growth of settlements along the West Coast and the Vistara River.
Era of Cities (500 - 763)[edit | edit source | hide]
The Era of Cities, lasting from 500 to 763 AD, was a time in which Vistaraland was dominated by a collection of city states and principalities along the Vistara River and the coasts. Prominent city states of this era, such as the cities of Haasbaai, Vierbak, Verlateburg and Suddsekaap became powerful trade hubs in the region, building spheres of influence amongst the other Vistari States.
War of the Eastern Frontier (1301-1304)[edit | edit source | hide]
The War of the Eastern Frontier was a war between the Vistari States led by the Kingdom of Vierbak against the Alvan tribes over the lands that now make up Western Suvania. It lasted from 1301 to 1304, ending with a decisive Vistari victory, with the forces of Hendrik I routing the Alvan forces, forcing a retreat and peace agreement.
Declaration of the Vistari Empire[edit | edit source | hide]
In 1304, following their victory in the war with the tribes of Alva....
Founding of Aelberhaven[edit | edit source | hide]
1532 saw the first Vistari settlers in Arcturia, founding the colony of Aelberhaven.
Formation of the Vistari Colonial Company[edit | edit source | hide]
The Vistari Colonial Company was founded in 1544, with the goal of..
War of the North Concordian (1580-1586)[edit | edit source | hide]
The War of the North Concordian was a war between Vistaraland and Eyjaria over the island of Vorpest.
Colonialism in Vivancantadia[edit | edit source | hide]
In 1642, following the collapse of the Commonwealth the year before, the Vistari Colonial Company settled in ports in southern Arcturia (Modern day Vivancantadia. These ports assisted in trade in the South Concordian Ocean, as well as a stop on trade routes between Aurora and Arcturia.
1709 Bursil Agreement[edit | edit source | hide]
The Bursil Agreement was a treaty with Great Morstaybishlia signed in Bursil on the 4th May, 1709. It was the first meeting between the Morst and Vistari monarchs, with Emperor Reiner III himself going to Bursil alongside his financial advisor, Willem Metley. They met the current King, Edrudus V, as well as his daughter, whom was soon to be crowned Queen Rosamund I the next year. The treaty saw a major land exchange, with the territories of Vistari South Arcturia and Baldarsland in exchange for the territories of West Salisar and the Vlas Isles. It formalized the positive relations between the two Empires and began an Alliance that is still in affect to this day.
K'undzeti Purchase[edit | edit source | hide]
During the 1840s, interest in ambitions of expanding to better reach Auroran markets became common amongst wealthy members of the Vistari Colonial Company. One of these men, Claes Elrickzoon, Baron of Fiskrat and a minor member of the House of Nyvera, saw opportunity in the recovering Grand Republic of Salovia. He met with the Salovian Commerce Advisor - Iakob Gerilishvili - and purchased the island of K'undzeti and the Isles of Peper from Salovia for a sum of 44 Million Gildsmark ($587 million in 2020 SHD), with the treaty signed on the 14th March 1841, with the K'undzeti Purchase ratified on the 20th of the same month, forming the Vistari West Pacific Colonies.
First Nuclear Test[edit | edit source | hide]
The first nuclear test performed by Vistaraland, called the AV-1, was a 73 kt atmospheric test in Leoland, Chibilaba. The success of this test ensured Vistaraland's place amongst the nuclear powers, with the Imperial Confederation currently in ownership of ~300 warheads.
Joining OFAC[edit | edit source | hide]
With Vistaraland's history of colonialism within Arcturia, it was decided to allow the nation to serve as a permeant invitee to the Organisation For Arcturian Cooperation on the 4th April, 1965. As a part of OFAC, Vistaraland gained economic ties across the continent of Arcturia through the Dominions of Valerijk. This eventually led to the Valrijkan-Arcturian Diplomacy Treaty in 1984, seeing Valerijk join as a full member of OFAC.
Violet Restoration War (1966 - 1968)[edit | edit source | hide]
As part of the Violet Front, Vistaraland sent forces to Atlae in support of the Monarchist Forces there. The Vistari Imperial Navy provided support for the Norgsveltian Navy throughout the war, as well as an expeditionary force sent to Concord under the leadership of Wilhelm Brokke.
Causes[edit | edit source | hide]
Many have theorized the exact line of causes that led to the Saint Arend's Crisis, however the main consensus would appear to be the disillusion with the Imperial Advisory Council as a body to adequetely represent the Empire, with the local colonial governments still at the whims of the undemocratic
December Missions[edit | edit source | hide]
The December Missions were a string of diplomatic missions made by Prince Hendrik, Duke of Korsland and Adelbert, Count of Adelisia on behalf of the Empress to ensure support for the new Constitution, with the most notable nations endorsing it being Norgsveldet, Tavaris and Asendavia, with the missions being an undoubted success, acting as a precursor for the future ties made between the Vistari and the Tavari, as well as a reaffirmation of Vistari Foreign Affairs in Yasteria and the Concordian.
Government & Politics[edit | edit source | hide]
The Vistari have had a complex relationship with the ideas of democracy and momarchy since the first Imperial Advisory Council of 1786, with democratic ideas being limited under the powers of the Monarchy, with universal suffrage only having been introduced in a very limited form in 1926, while a completely constitutional monarchy was only established in the Second Constitution of 2020, replqcing the Imperial System with a representitive, proportional parlimentary democracy. This new system prides itself on having voices heard from all across the Confederation, though it has not yet stood long enough as an institution to accurately determine the performance of the system.
The Monarchy[edit | edit source | hide]
The monarch is the Head of State of the Confederation, presently held by Empress Marium of Milba. The Monarchy has been elective since 1786, with the electorate shifting from the Dukes of the Kingdom of Vistaraland to the elected Ducal Representitives and Governers of each state within the Confederation in 2020. Eligable candidates still remain limited to the 16 Dukes and Grand Dukes of the Kingdom of Vistaraland.
Imperial Titles[edit | edit source | hide]
The Monarch holds many titles in the Empire, though the highest remains Emperor of the Vistara, a title dating back to the first Vistari Emperor in 1304. They also hold the title, as well as their spouse, of King or Queen of the Kingdom of Vistaraland and the 5 Grand Dominions. The idea of a "King of Vistaraland" is a suprisingly recent one, with it being introduced in 1858 by Arend IV to better equalize the prestige of the Vistari Mainland to the newly declared United Dominions of Valerijk. This title would persist as more Vistari Colonies were given Dominion Status, and was reaffirmed in the Second Constitution with the creation of Grand Dominions. The next title all monarchs hold is Archduke of Vierbak. This title, while dating back to the First Constitution, pays homage to the Kingdom of Vierbak dating back to 881 AD. The Archduchy of Vierbak, being the state in which the capital resides, was decided to follow the elective monarchy as a way to avoid clashes between the head of the Empire and the head of its Capital by granted them to the same monarch. The Second Constitution also gave the title "Governer-General of the Dominions", though this title is controversial amongst non-royalist figures in the Empire, eith many calling it "The shadow of Imperialism"
The Monarch may also be granted honourary titles during their reign. These are mostly awarded by the Church, with the Conclave of Vistari Ademarists granting titles based on notable acheivements. The reigning Empress has been awarded with 3 such titles, namely "Defender of the Legacy of Saint Arend", "Uniter of the Confederation" and "Bringer of Democracy". The Conclave traditionally grants epithets to monarchs upon their death, with the previous Emperor, Pieter IV, granted the name "Pieter the Mild" for his calm, well mannered civility when met with provocation.
Imperial Titles also extend outside of the Confederation itself, with the Western Provinces recognizing the Vistari Monarch as "Guardian of the Provinces", as well as the Zapolese Cities of Kamport and Poberhaven recognizing them as "Lord/Lady Patron." After the independance of the Protectorate of Duominzu, the title "High King/Queen of the Monarchs of Duominzu", often shortened to "High King/Queen of Duominzu"
The formal way to present the full name and tutles of the Empress is:
"Her Most Gracious Imperial Majesty Marium Eva Astrid Cirveledochter Arendsnakomeling Milba, Empress of the Vistara, High Queen of the Monarchs of Duominzu, Queen of Vistaraland and Queen of the Grand Dominions: The Grand Dominion of Vorpest, The Grand Dominions of Valerijk, The Grand Dominion of the West Pacific, The Grand Dominion of Vistari North Gondwana and the Grand Dominion of the Vlas Isles, Uniter of the Confederation, Bringer of Democracy, Defender of the Legacy of Saint Arend, Archduchess of Vierbak, Grand Duchess of Milba, Most Honourable Governess-General of the Dominions of Vorpest, Chibilaba, Leoland, West Salisar, Urudu, K'undzeti, the Peper Isles, Nieuw Milba, Aelberhaven, Vestad, Kettisburg, Binneburg, Ademand, Dokstad, Bahía Turquesa, Nueva Privétia, Asombra, Encrūna, Linneburg and Rook Isle, Lady Patron of Poberhaven and Kamport and Guardian of the Provinces."
However, an official shortened title may also be used instead, presented as follows:
"Her Most Gracious Imperial Majesty Marium Eva Astrid Cirveledochter Arendsnakomeling Milba, Empress of the Vistara, High Queen of Duominzu, Queen of Vistaraland and Queen of the Grand Dominions, Uniter of the Confederation, Bringer of Democracy, Defender of the Legacy of Saint Arend, Archduchess of Vierbak, Grand Duchess of Milba, Most Honourable Governess-General of the Dominions, Lady Patron of Poberhaven and Kamport and Guardian of the Provinces."
Vorstendon Veriland (478-881)[edit | edit source | hide]
Prince Arend I the Saint (763-813)
Prince Dirick I (813-842)
Prince Arend II (842-878)
Koninkrijk Vierbaak[edit | edit source | hide]
King Hector I the Conqueror (878-882)
King Matthias I the Subdjuerer (882-885)
King Pieter I (885-888)
King Willem I (888-899)
King Hector II (899-931)
King Seyn I (931-933)
King Willem II (933-957)
King Hector III (957-994)
King Reiner I (994-1032)
King Pieter II (1032-1041)
King Lemairt I (1041-1059)
King Reiner II the Quiet (1059-1107)
King Arend III (1107-1125)
King Dirick II (1125-1132)
King Frederick I (1132-1146)
King Dirick III (1146-1174)
King Clement I the Serene (1174-1201)
King Elrick I the Strict (1201-1254)
King Clement II the Wise (1254-1292)
Vistari Rijk (1301-1786)[edit | edit source | hide]
Emperor Hendrik I the Victorious (1292-1318)
Emperor Dirick IV (1318-1365)
Emperor Seyn II the Blind (1365-1376)
Emperor Lemairt II (1376-1421)
Emperor Matthias II (1421-1438)
Emperor Hector IV (1438-1452)
Emperor Aelbert I (1452-1461)
Emperor Pieter III (1461-1510)
Emperor Aelbert II the Explorer (1510-1549)
Emperor Alfred I (1549-1603)
Emperor Aelbert III the Sick (1603-1605)
Emperor Frederick II (1605-1633)
Emperor Hendrik II the Great (1633-1668)
Emperor Reiner III the Just (1668-1726)
Emperor Hendrik III the Golden (1726-1768)
Empress Katherine I the Traitor (1768-1773)
Emperor Bairnt I the Weak (1773-1786)
Hertogelijle Federatie Vistaraland (1786-2020)[edit | edit source | hide]
Emperor Anton I the Defender (1786-1803)
Emperor Leopold I the Perverse (1803-1818)
Emperor Willem III the Enlightened (1818-1833)
Emperor Arend IV the Great (1833-1898)
Emperor Alfred II the Hopeful (1898-1909)
Emperor Stijn I the Soldier (1909-1924)
Emperor Dirik V the Mad (1924-1926)
Empress Tyrene I the Reformer (1926-1966)
Emperor Pieter IV the Mild (1966-1998)
• Queen Cirivele (1966-1998)
Kezietlijke Vistari Confederatie (2020-Present)[edit | edit source | hide]
Empress Marium I (1998-Present)
•King Hendrik (1998-2008)
Constituant Kingdom of Vistaraland[edit | edit source | hide]
Hosting the Imperial Capital of Vierbak, the Constituant Kingdom of Vistaraland stands as the heartland of the Confederation. Made up of 16 Duchies - including one Archduchy and six Grand Duchies - on the island of Kromentrum, as well as the Duchy of Kopmaseiland on the island the bears the same name, the Kingdom is located entirely in Western Yasteria, sharing borders with the Western Provinces and the two Suvanias, alongside a large coastal access to the Sea of Alva and the North Concordian, dominating trade going through the Guilder's Strait. It boasts a large population of 73,169,052 - just under half of the Confederation - as well as a GDP per Capita of $38,595.32 making an impressive GDP of around 2.82 trillion SHD, dwarfing the other five constituent entitles that make up the Confederation. While being the homeland of the modern Vistarian Language, it hosts a minority of Noorvic Speakers in the North, seeing a cultural mix of Ulvrikian and Vistarian culture in the region.
Notes[edit | edit source | hide]
- 1.^ IST is the officoally used time, however Local Time Zones are often used in conjuction with IST. These include North Gondwana Local Time (UTC -5), West Salisar Local Time (UTC -4:30), Vlas Isles Local Time (UTC -3) and West Pacific Local Time (UTC +11). While these have been recognized and used by dominion goveenments it is not official on an Imperial Scale.