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Tyrnica
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Levilion Application Thread – [MT]

Postby Tyrnica » Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:08 pm



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Welcome to Levilion! We’re a modern-tech worldbuilding and roleplaying region founded in August 2017 which (as of June 2020) is officially up and running! Levilion aims to foster a co-operative and friendly worldbuilding experience in a unique and immersive world, primarily using IIWiki and the NationStates forums. We’re always on the lookout for new players, and would love to have you on board! If you’d like to get right into it, head on down to our application down below.


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First and foremost, it’s definitely worth noting that joining our regional Discord server is mandatory in order for your application to be processed: it’s a much more efficient way for us to recommend alterations, and it makes it easier for you to get involved in the regional community!

So, once you’ve come up with a nation concept (preferably after chatting with us on Discord), feel free to fill out the application (while adhering to our political and cultural maps, of course!). We've included a breakdown of the application in case of confusion — additionally, you can check out our Lore Outline document if you still need some more information. Have fun, and be sure to read the important information down at the bottom of the post!


Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): (e.g. “The Federal Republic of Germany”)
Nation Name (Common): (e.g. “Germany” — this is the name that will appear on the regional map)
Capital City: (The name of your capital city, e.g. “Berlin” — this will also appear on the regional map. Other cities are optional)
Requested Location: (Please insert an image link to your map claim)
Requested Population: (For Auressian nations, this should be less than 60 million; for everywhere else, 300 million is the the limit unless previously cleared with a member of staff)
Culture: (A brief description of your nation’s cultural identity, as well as basic information like language, religion and ethnicity. Include any real-life equivalents)
Government Type: (A brief description of your nation’s system of government — e.g. the United Kingdom is a unitary constitutional monarchy, while Germany is a federal parliamentary republic)
National Overview: (A detailed description of your nation as a whole: we would recommend including basic history, geography, and international standing. Remember to avoid making your nation a shining utopia, though!)
Economic Overview: (A brief description of your nation's economy: basic information like imports, exports, and income equality are all we need. Using this information, we'll work with you to help set up your GDP value)

Miscellaneous Information

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: (Optional, but helps us out with figuring out the best way to make the region appeal to more people!)
IIWiki and/or RP Sample: (Optional, but can let us see how you might fit into the region)
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: (If you would prefer to disclose this information privately, you may message any member of the regional administration to do so)
Anything else to add?: (Basically what it says on the tin!)

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[b]Nation Name (Official):[/b]
[b]Nation Name (Common):[/b]
[b]Capital City:[/b]
[b]Requested Location:[/b]
[b]Requested Population:[/b]
[b]Culture:[/b]
[b]Government Type:[/b]
[b]National Overview:[/b]
[b]Economic Overview:[/b]

[u]Miscellaneous Information[/u]

[b]Why are you interested in joining Levilion?:[/b]
[b]IIWiki and/or RP Sample:[/b]
[b]Any issues with NationStates moderation?:[/b]
[b]Anything else to add?:[/b][/box]


Important Information

  • You will need just one approval (from Tyrnica, Blayk or Rythene) to be officially accepted, but please do not assume you have been cleared until this occurs.
  • Activity on IIWiki and Discord is a requirement for membership; if you are inactive without prior warning, you may be removed from regional canon.
  • Before submitting your application, please ensure that you have filled out all the required sections, as we will not review work-in-progress submissions.
Last edited by Tyrnica on Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:33 am, edited 15 times in total.
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Castelana
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Posts: 4
Founded: Jan 29, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Castelana » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:06 am

Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): The Republic of Castelana
Nation Name (Common): Castelana
Capital City: Sãda Mõdanha
Requested Location: Already on the map.
Requested Population: 3,784,289
Culture: Most of the population of Castelana is culturally Castelan, a roughly Ibero-Romance culture speaking the Castelan language, a Romance language albeit one fairly different to the other Romance languages, yet about 20% of the population are of the Rianic culture, a Brythonic Celtic culture whose presence in the nation and historical discrimination and lack of autonomy has caused numerous political issues.
GDP per capita (nominal): $30,102
Government Type: Federal* parliamentary directorial republic (*Asymmetrically so and only fairly recently).
National Overview: Castelana is one of the world's oldest republics; the foundation of the Republic of Castelana has been traced back to the 12th century as various former Sabarine territories at the edge of the republic united under the rule of the city of Sancta Montana (now Sãda Mõdanha). The old republic was governed by the Senate, which consisted of representatives of various noble families from the country, presided over by two Consuls of its choosing.

While this arrangement survived for many centuries, as the largely Celtic territories of Riania became part of the Republic in 1697, causing many tensions between the largely Castelan political establishment and the Rianic populace who found themselves near the bottom of the social hierarchy. Further tensions developed as social change led to a growing middle class, who became increasingly frustrated about their lack of political influence, and as a result of these factors after the breakout of the Rythenean Revolution the Opal Uprising, in which many members of this growing middle class as well as the lower classes attempted to overthrow the existing republic and establish a new republic in its place. Like many of the other revolutionary movements of the time, this was eventually crushed and a compromise was reached in which parts of the middle class were enfranchised.

However, the lack of enfranchisement for other parts of the middle class led to continued anger, and as the country began to industrialise and thus saw an increasingly organised working class there became increased agitation against the republic. A period of economic decline led to this erupting into the Golden Uprising, which was significantly more successful and resulted in significant democratisation towards universal male suffrage under a liberal-dominated republican government. However, the initial liberal governments caused controversy as they began to push for secularisation, running up against the religious majority of the country, and as they increasingly sided against trade union activism. As a result, religious conservatives and socialists began organising politically against the liberal movements, eventually dwarfing the early liberalism of the state in favour of a new order in favour of moral conservatism and tripartite corporatism after the 1930's and 1940's, laying the groundwork for the co-operation between the paternalistic-conservative Movement for Castelana and the social-democratic Labour Party which has dominated the political order in recent years.

Castelan society is rooted around its corporatist approach to labour relations, in which unions, employers and the government negotiate salaries and conditions, and which has contributed to a fairly robust welfare model in the country. However, this complements with a strong religious influence on society; family values are a very major part of Castelana society and church attendance remains high. In recent years, issues have arisen over the granting of autonomy to Riania and controversy about this move's implications for the republic, as well as over the religious nature of society with increasing calls for further secularisation, which have led to new left-wing and right-wing movements challenging the existing order from both sides.

Miscellaneous Information

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: seems p cool innit
IIWiki and/or RP Sample: https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Education_in_Azmara this is an article i like i recently wrote
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: Nope.
Anything else to add?:

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Kayseri
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Posts: 1
Founded: Jun 02, 2020
Ex-Nation

Postby Kayseri » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:46 pm

Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): The Imperial Crown of Kayseri
Nation Name (Common): Kayseri
Capital City: Seat of the Imperial Diet: Gevşek| Locations of Royal Palaces: Tanrı Alanı, Iyikoy, and Yorgi
Requested Location: Don't know yet.
Requested Population: ~62 Million
Culture: "Oriental". Turkish, Persian, Arabic, Indian.
GDP per capita (nominal): 23,500$
Government Type: Federated Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
National Overview:
The Nation of Kayseri came to be around ~1300 AD when the Iskander family unified/subjugated a vast majority of surrounding fiefs, forcing most Lords into either direct or indirect subservance to them. Generally, historians divide the history of the Imperial Crown of Kayseri into Five distinct phases:

[*]First, the initial rise of the Kayseri crown, starting with the rule of Iskander I (1299-1326) and roughly to the rule of Iskander II (+1413). This phase is defined by conquest of fiefs largely similiar to those of the Iskander family: Christian and largely agricultural. This phase also saw the inception of many important Imperial institutions, most notable of which would become the Imperial Harem and its prime source of recruitment, the Imperial Valkürler Corps. The Valkürli were initially recruited from the agnostic women of the Mitraizite minority that lives all over Kayseri and to this day provide one of the premier fighting forces of the Imperial Army.
[*]Secondly, the growth of Kayseri to its modern day extent from the core the first Emperors built. There is abit of a debate over whether the co-rule of Filipus I and Yakup II til 1451 should belong into this phase, but almost everyone agrees that all border changes that occured to Kayseri past the rule of Pavlus the Great are neglectable in nature. Many fiefdoms conquered under these Emperors were noticeably different from those in the "Core", many being majority Muslim, or nomadic or tribal in nature vs the more sedentary center of the Empire.
[*]The Transformation of Kayseri starting with Tomas the Yellow saw conflict between the Empire and its constituent parts. With few exceptions, like the aforementioned Tomas the Yellow, the Emperors were largerly reduced in power, with "The Empire" as an institution being represented mostly by the Valkürli. The source of the conflict was two-fold: First: It wasn't defined in a comprehensive fashion what matters of state belonged into the realm of the Emperor, and what belonged into the realm of his subject Princes. Second, many Princes were unhappy with the arrangement of being ruled by a "Foreign" Emperor, i.e. one that maybe spoke a different language or followed a different religion. The first issue was solved in the early 1700 with a series of decrees by the strong Emperor Yahya the Tulip, organising the various Princes of the Empire and clarifying their tasks. The second issue was less easily solved, but at least mended by one important fact: The Valkürli, and many other Imperial institutions, recruited meritocraticaly from the entirety of the Empire. In fact, soon, this "New Imperial Nobility" started to replace the Princes via governorships, forming a new, common, nationwide upperclass.
[*]The so-called "Great Reform" is the second thing Yahya the Tulip is famous for, even more famous, since it's what his Valkürli executed him for in 1730. In essence, Akis wanted to go a step further than just clarifying the role of everyone in his Empire: He wanted to create a deliberative assembly in which each part of his realm would be represented. The Valkürler Corps feared a loss of the power, and henced violently blocked all attempts of creating such an assembly, which was eventually created roughly 100 years later under the reign of Bartalmay II, in the 1820s.
[*]Following the creation of the Imperial Diet, the Valkürler Corps was reduced to a purely military formation, the Emperor became an increasingly symbolic figurehead, and the Imperial Harem mostly a diplomatic gag. Kayseri went on to democraticise in an orderly fashion, and industrialise, albeit to an limited extent given its vastness. Excluding three brief stints of martial law during the 20th Century, this path towards Democracy was peaceful and the nation at all rather stable. The current Emperor is Taday II, but due to his high age of 89, he is deputized by His Imperial Highness Prince-Regent Iskander. The current Grand Vizier (Head of Government) is Lord Marta Jhansi of the Conservative Party, who has been in office since 2007.

Miscellaneous Information
Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: Seems cool, Need a Region :3
IIWiki and/or RP Sample: N/A
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: Nope.
Anything else to add?:
Last edited by Kayseri on Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:59 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Tyrnica
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Founded: Jun 08, 2014
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Tyrnica » Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:25 pm

Castelana wrote:
Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): The Republic of Castelana
Nation Name (Common): Castelana
Capital City: Sãda Mõdanha
Requested Location: Already on the map.
Requested Population: 3,784,289
Culture: Most of the population of Castelana is culturally Castelan, a roughly Ibero-Romance culture speaking the Castelan language, a Romance language albeit one fairly different to the other Romance languages, yet about 20% of the population are of the Rianic culture, a Brythonic Celtic culture whose presence in the nation and historical discrimination and lack of autonomy has caused numerous political issues.
GDP per capita (nominal): $30,102
Government Type: Federal* parliamentary directorial republic (*Asymmetrically so and only fairly recently).
National Overview: Castelana is one of the world's oldest republics; the foundation of the Republic of Castelana has been traced back to the 12th century as various former Sabarine territories at the edge of the republic united under the rule of the city of Sancta Montana (now Sãda Mõdanha). The old republic was governed by the Senate, which consisted of representatives of various noble families from the country, presided over by two Consuls of its choosing.

While this arrangement survived for many centuries, as the largely Celtic territories of Riania became part of the Republic in 1697, causing many tensions between the largely Castelan political establishment and the Rianic populace who found themselves near the bottom of the social hierarchy. Further tensions developed as social change led to a growing middle class, who became increasingly frustrated about their lack of political influence, and as a result of these factors after the breakout of the Rythenean Revolution the Opal Uprising, in which many members of this growing middle class as well as the lower classes attempted to overthrow the existing republic and establish a new republic in its place. Like many of the other revolutionary movements of the time, this was eventually crushed and a compromise was reached in which parts of the middle class were enfranchised.

However, the lack of enfranchisement for other parts of the middle class led to continued anger, and as the country began to industrialise and thus saw an increasingly organised working class there became increased agitation against the republic. A period of economic decline led to this erupting into the Golden Uprising, which was significantly more successful and resulted in significant democratisation towards universal male suffrage under a liberal-dominated republican government. However, the initial liberal governments caused controversy as they began to push for secularisation, running up against the religious majority of the country, and as they increasingly sided against trade union activism. As a result, religious conservatives and socialists began organising politically against the liberal movements, eventually dwarfing the early liberalism of the state in favour of a new order in favour of moral conservatism and tripartite corporatism after the 1930's and 1940's, laying the groundwork for the co-operation between the paternalistic-conservative Movement for Castelana and the social-democratic Labour Party which has dominated the political order in recent years.

Castelan society is rooted around its corporatist approach to labour relations, in which unions, employers and the government negotiate salaries and conditions, and which has contributed to a fairly robust welfare model in the country. However, this complements with a strong religious influence on society; family values are a very major part of Castelana society and church attendance remains high. In recent years, issues have arisen over the granting of autonomy to Riania and controversy about this move's implications for the republic, as well as over the religious nature of society with increasing calls for further secularisation, which have led to new left-wing and right-wing movements challenging the existing order from both sides.

Miscellaneous Information

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: seems p cool innit
IIWiki and/or RP Sample: https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Education_in_Azmara this is an article i like i recently wrote
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: Nope.
Anything else to add?:


Accepted!

Kayseri wrote:
Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): The Imperial Crown of Kayseri
Nation Name (Common): Kayseri
Capital City: Seat of the Imperial Diet: Gevşek| Locations of Royal Palaces: Tanrı Alanı, Iyikoy, and Yorgi
Requested Location: Don't know yet.
Requested Population: ~62 Million
Culture: "Oriental". Turkish, Persian, Arabic, Indian.
GDP per capita (nominal): 23,500$
Government Type: Federated Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
National Overview:
The Nation of Kayseri came to be around ~1300 AD when the Iskander family unified/subjugated a vast majority of surrounding fiefs, forcing most Lords into either direct or indirect subservance to them. Generally, historians divide the history of the Imperial Crown of Kayseri into Five distinct phases:

[*]First, the initial rise of the Kayseri crown, starting with the rule of Iskander I (1299-1326) and roughly to the rule of Iskander II (+1413). This phase is defined by conquest of fiefs largely similiar to those of the Iskander family: Christian and largely agricultural. This phase also saw the inception of many important Imperial institutions, most notable of which would become the Imperial Harem and its prime source of recruitment, the Imperial Valkürler Corps. The Valkürli were initially recruited from the agnostic women of the Mitraizite minority that lives all over Kayseri and to this day provide one of the premier fighting forces of the Imperial Army.
[*]Secondly, the growth of Kayseri to its modern day extent from the core the first Emperors built. There is abit of a debate over whether the co-rule of Filipus I and Yakup II til 1451 should belong into this phase, but almost everyone agrees that all border changes that occured to Kayseri past the rule of Pavlus the Great are neglectable in nature. Many fiefdoms conquered under these Emperors were noticeably different from those in the "Core", many being majority Muslim, or nomadic or tribal in nature vs the more sedentary center of the Empire.
[*]The Transformation of Kayseri starting with Tomas the Yellow saw conflict between the Empire and its constituent parts. With few exceptions, like the aforementioned Tomas the Yellow, the Emperors were largerly reduced in power, with "The Empire" as an institution being represented mostly by the Valkürli. The source of the conflict was two-fold: First: It wasn't defined in a comprehensive fashion what matters of state belonged into the realm of the Emperor, and what belonged into the realm of his subject Princes. Second, many Princes were unhappy with the arrangement of being ruled by a "Foreign" Emperor, i.e. one that maybe spoke a different language or followed a different religion. The first issue was solved in the early 1700 with a series of decrees by the strong Emperor Yahya the Tulip, organising the various Princes of the Empire and clarifying their tasks. The second issue was less easily solved, but at least mended by one important fact: The Valkürli, and many other Imperial institutions, recruited meritocraticaly from the entirety of the Empire. In fact, soon, this "New Imperial Nobility" started to replace the Princes via governorships, forming a new, common, nationwide upperclass.
[*]The so-called "Great Reform" is the second thing Yahya the Tulip is famous for, even more famous, since it's what his Valkürli executed him for in 1730. In essence, Akis wanted to go a step further than just clarifying the role of everyone in his Empire: He wanted to create a deliberative assembly in which each part of his realm would be represented. The Valkürler Corps feared a loss of the power, and henced violently blocked all attempts of creating such an assembly, which was eventually created roughly 100 years later under the reign of Bartalmay II, in the 1820s.
[*]Following the creation of the Imperial Diet, the Valkürler Corps was reduced to a purely military formation, the Emperor became an increasingly symbolic figurehead, and the Imperial Harem mostly a diplomatic gag. Kayseri went on to democraticise in an orderly fashion, and industrialise, albeit to an limited extent given its vastness. Excluding three brief stints of martial law during the 20th Century, this path towards Democracy was peaceful and the nation at all rather stable. The current Emperor is Taday II, but due to his high age of 89, he is deputized by His Imperial Highness Prince-Regent Iskander. The current Grand Vizier (Head of Government) is Lord Marta Jhansi of the Conservative Party, who has been in office since 2007.

Miscellaneous Information
Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: Seems cool, Need a Region :3
IIWiki and/or RP Sample: N/A
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: Nope.
Anything else to add?:


Accepted, with the following alterations as discussed on Discord:

  • A nominal GDP per capita of approximately $12,000-$13,000, with the PPP value adjusted in kind;
  • A Perendised Turkish upper class, with a predominantly Arabic populace.
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Amandine
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Founded: Nov 03, 2019
Capitalizt

Postby Amandine » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:36 am

Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): Federal Republic of Amandine
Nation Name (Common): Amandine
Capital City: Colette
Other Noteworthy Cities: Anne-Marie, St. Laurine, Nouvelle Valdenburg, Aurèle
Requested Location:
Image
Requested Population: 97,810,727
Culture: Vervillian (French-inspired). As the nation is a direct successor state from colonial rule by Vervillia for centuries, it is obvious that their culture would persist throughout the nation. Along with this, the nation will have surrounding cultural influences from other neighboring states, but I am the only New World nation so far.
GDP per capita (nominal): $42,500
Government Type: Constitutional Federal Republic
National Overview:
Originally established as the Port de Colette in 1510, the Vervillian [insert_title] used this territory mainly as a trade and financial hub to support the motherland. Because of the spread of disease and conflict with indigenous groups, Vervillian populations continued to grow over the following decades across the continent. While the largest population centers crowded the coasts, exploration into the deeper jungles of the continent became inevitable and enticed many to immigrate to the colony with the hopes of striking rich. The Blaco-Vervillian Union in the 1530s further solidified the colony's economic role; by the unification, the colonial territory grew exceptionally larger than its original borders. Consequently, it was renamed to Amandine: a reference to Florence Amandine, the discoverer of the continent. Throughout the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, exploitation of valuable resources made Amandine highly lucrative and bolstered its position in the Union's affairs. Meanwhile, its geographical position turned it into the jewel of the Union. Naturally, this led to conflicts with neighboring colonies; the continent became a common scene of bloodshed from the Old World's wars, including the 17 Years War, War of Tyrnican Succession, and others. With Amandine's economic growth and its likewise expanding role in imperial conflicts, a clear rift developed between the colonists and those in Auressia. Such a large distance between Amandine and the Vervillia also caused a cultural shift with the creation of a more distinct Amandine-Vervillian dialectical identity.

Growing unrest from the Amandine colonists due to the rise of major class disparities, continual border disputes and conflicts, and mercantilist policies depleting the colony's financial autonomy led to the Flavien Revolution (1796-1797). The Revolution, named after philosopher-turned statesman Marcel Flavien, was largely unorganized and quashed by the colonial authorities; however, it did expose the ongoing identity divide within the country and related the ideals of republicanism, capitalism, and meritocratic reform to the Amandine desire for independence. Even though the revolution was trounced, volatility and underground rebel movements around the territory persisted for years following. Efforts to give Amandine further economic autonomy were attempted by Vervillian leaders in the motherland, but the policies were largely unfollowed because of the Blaco-Vervillian Union's ongoing decline and soon-to-be collapse.

The Blaykish Civil War and the Vervillian Revolution gave the underground secession movements the opportunity to go on the offensive. Even with forced conscription, many Amandine residents refused to aid the homeland's monarchy during its ongoing revolution. Crackdowns on anti-monarchist political groups and sentiments occurred with the crackdown on conscription protests, which led to the Amandine War for Independence (1806-1810). The ideals of the Flavien Revolution (1796-1797) were consistent with the new rebels, who saw monarchism as a detractive force that inhibited the people from achieving self-determination or financial success. Stories and immigrants from the republican revolutions in Auressia also traveled to Amandine, only accelerating the formation of a united anti-colonial government. The self declared Amandine Republic (1807) eventually gained independence from Vervillia through the Treaty of Priscille in 1810.

From 1810 to 1838, the new and deliberately governmentally-weak Amandine Republic attempted to solidify its control over controlled territories, while also seeking to form a union with all former Vervillian colonies who simultaneously gained independence. The Republic successfully united with other former Vervillian colonies, but the confederal-styled government was struggling to control an ever-expanding nation. With poor management of unification, multiple states threatened secession, with some actually doing so. The secession movements triggered the First Continental War (1838-1844). While the Republic hung on for years, it eventually ran out of financial resources and manpower to continue the war effort. In 1844, the Treaty of Anne-Marie re-instated the independence of some nations separate from Amandine rule. Two years prior, in 1842, the Republic was reconstructed into the Federal Republic to resolve the financial crisis in the country that threatened the nation's dissolution. From 1844 to the 1870s, Amandine's Federal Republic attempted to make amends with its former possessions while simultaneously growing as a trade-driven partner with Auressia. By the 1870s and 1880s, the Federal Republic became one of the most stable and economically successful nations on the continent through effective policymaking. Reunification with the rapidly dissolving Republic of Lorena in 1876 also proved that the nation could effectively handle the growth of the state, unlike before. Amandine, while this time not at the forefront like last time, was a major contributor in the Second Continental War (1881-1886). Amandine's victory with its allies guaranteed the nation as a premier Great Power on the continent.

By the turn of the 20th century, the Federal Republic of Amandine was intertwined in world affairs as a rising democratic-leaning power, while also meddling in the political affairs of nearby states to ensure political hegemony over the continent. While the country enjoyed a great amount of domestic peace during this period, fears of a communist uprising were prevalent in the 1950s and 1960s; however, these revolutionary cells were suppressed before the situation worsened.

Today, the Federal Republic is major player in the New World and around the globe. Amandine is widely known for its oil independence, naval power, education, tourism, and highly restrictive border security. Meanwhile, income disparities, high incarceration rates, poor infrastructural investment, and ineffective environmental policy are top issues that need addressing.


Miscellaneous Information

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?:
I used to rp in The North Pacific on NS, but the canon and world building became too loose and incoherent for my liking. I then took a break from NS, but finding this community has reinvigorated my excitement for the site. Woohoo!
IIWiki and/or RP Sample:
I don't have much saved anymore, I apologize...
Any issues with NationStates moderation?:
Nope!
Anything else to add?:
Thanks for your consideration!
Last edited by Amandine on Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Tyrnica
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Posts: 1014
Founded: Jun 08, 2014
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Tyrnica » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:58 pm

Amandine wrote:
Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): Federal Republic of Amandine
Nation Name (Common): Amandine
Capital City: Colette
Other Noteworthy Cities: Anne-Marie, St. Laurine, Nouvelle Valdenburg, Aurèle
Requested Location:
(Image)
Requested Population: 97,810,727
Culture: Vervillian (French-inspired). As the nation is a direct successor state from colonial rule by Vervillia for centuries, it is obvious that their culture would persist throughout the nation. Along with this, the nation will have surrounding cultural influences from other neighboring states, but I am the only New World nation so far.
GDP per capita (nominal): $42,500
Government Type: Constitutional Federal Republic
National Overview:
Originally established as the Port de Colette in 1510, the Vervillian [insert_title] used this territory mainly as a trade and financial hub to support the motherland. Because of the spread of disease and conflict with indigenous groups, Vervillian populations continued to grow over the following decades across the continent. While the largest population centers crowded the coasts, exploration into the deeper jungles of the continent became inevitable and enticed many to immigrate to the colony with the hopes of striking rich. The Blaco-Vervillian Union in the 1530s further solidified the colony's economic role; by the unification, the colonial territory grew exceptionally larger than its original borders. Consequently, it was renamed to Amandine: a reference to Florence Amandine, the discoverer of the continent. Throughout the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, exploitation of valuable resources made Amandine highly lucrative and bolstered its position in the Union's affairs. Meanwhile, its geographical position turned it into the jewel of the Union. Naturally, this led to conflicts with neighboring colonies; the continent became a common scene of bloodshed from the Old World's wars, including the 17 Years War, War of Tyrnican Succession, and others. With Amandine's economic growth and its likewise expanding role in imperial conflicts, a clear rift developed between the colonists and those in Auressia. Such a large distance between Amandine and the Vervillia also caused a cultural shift with the creation of a more distinct Amandine-Vervillian dialectical identity.

Growing unrest from the Amandine colonists due to the rise of major class disparities, continual border disputes and conflicts, and mercantilist policies depleting the colony's financial autonomy led to the Flavien Revolution (1796-1797). The Revolution, named after philosopher-turned statesman Marcel Flavien, was largely unorganized and quashed by the colonial authorities; however, it did expose the ongoing identity divide within the country and related the ideals of republicanism, capitalism, and meritocratic reform to the Amandine desire for independence. Even though the revolution was trounced, volatility and underground rebel movements around the territory persisted for years following. Efforts to give Amandine further economic autonomy were attempted by Vervillian leaders in the motherland, but the policies were largely unfollowed because of the Blaco-Vervillian Union's ongoing decline and soon-to-be collapse.

The Blaykish Civil War and the Vervillian Revolution gave the underground secession movements the opportunity to go on the offensive. Even with forced conscription, many Amandine residents refused to aid the homeland's monarchy during its ongoing revolution. Crackdowns on anti-monarchist political groups and sentiments occurred with the crackdown on conscription protests, which led to the Amandine War for Independence (1806-1810). The ideals of the Flavien Revolution (1796-1797) were consistent with the new rebels, who saw monarchism as a detractive force that inhibited the people from achieving self-determination or financial success. Stories and immigrants from the republican revolutions in Auressia also traveled to Amandine, only accelerating the formation of a united anti-colonial government. The self declared Amandine Republic (1807) eventually gained independence from Vervillia through the Treaty of Priscille in 1810.

From 1810 to 1838, the new and deliberately governmentally-weak Amandine Republic attempted to solidify its control over controlled territories, while also seeking to form a union with all former Vervillian colonies who simultaneously gained independence. The Republic successfully united with other former Vervillian colonies, but the confederal-styled government was struggling to control an ever-expanding nation. With poor management of unification, multiple states threatened secession, with some actually doing so. The secession movements triggered the First Continental War (1838-1844). While the Republic hung on for years, it eventually ran out of financial resources and manpower to continue the war effort. In 1844, the Treaty of Anne-Marie re-instated the independence of some nations separate from Amandine rule. Two years prior, in 1842, the Republic was reconstructed into the Federal Republic to resolve the financial crisis in the country that threatened the nation's dissolution. From 1844 to the 1870s, Amandine's Federal Republic attempted to make amends with its former possessions while simultaneously growing as a trade-driven partner with Auressia. By the 1870s and 1880s, the Federal Republic became one of the most stable and economically successful nations on the continent through effective policymaking. Reunification with the rapidly dissolving Republic of Lorena in 1876 also proved that the nation could effectively handle the growth of the state, unlike before. Amandine, while this time not at the forefront like last time, was a major contributor in the Second Continental War (1881-1886). Amandine's victory with its allies guaranteed the nation as a premier Great Power on the continent.

By the turn of the 20th century, the Federal Republic of Amandine was intertwined in world affairs as a rising democratic-leaning power, while also meddling in the political affairs of nearby states to ensure political hegemony over the continent. While the country enjoyed a great amount of domestic peace during this period, fears of a communist uprising were prevalent in the 1950s and 1960s; however, these revolutionary cells were suppressed before the situation worsened.

Today, the Federal Republic is major player in the New World and around the globe. Amandine is widely known for its oil independence, naval power, education, tourism, and highly restrictive border security. Meanwhile, income disparities, high incarceration rates, poor infrastructural investment, and ineffective environmental policy are top issues that need addressing.


Miscellaneous Information

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?:
I used to rp in The North Pacific on NS, but the canon and world building became too loose and incoherent for my liking. I then took a break from NS, but finding this community has reinvigorated my excitement for the site. Woohoo!
IIWiki and/or RP Sample:
I don't have much saved anymore, I apologize...
Any issues with NationStates moderation?:
Nope!
Anything else to add?:
Thanks for your consideration!


Accepted!
Administrator of Aeia and Founder of Levilion

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Songha
Secretary
 
Posts: 30
Founded: Mar 16, 2019
Mother Knows Best State

Postby Songha » Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:09 am

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Nation Name (Official): Empire of Songha
Nation Name (Common): Songha
Capital City: Atakyu (Royal), Yaojiaya (Adminstrative) *names subject to change
Requested Location:
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/ ... shot_4.png
Requested Population:
~200 million
Culture:
Taiwanese Aborigine based, with many unique and OC influences as well.
Government Type:
Absolute Monarchy
National Overview:
Hi y'all, I was thinking about applying but I was thinking I should discuss it with you guys first about what would be good. I haven't worldbuilt in a few years now, and while I have a pretty strong base for Songha, my nation, a fair bit is welcome to change. It's a generally Asian Country, but over time I've had it represented by Korean, Dravidian and Southeast Asian ethnicities, and looking at the map as is, I could see myself changing it to a Taiwanese Aborigine based culture.
Over the years I've been on NS, Songha has generally been a fairly large nation, population wise (800 million range, I usually sit around), similar to China in many ways (Counterbalanced by corruption, developing status, and more), with a unique government, and religious fanaticism that can be compared to WW2 Era Shinto.
I've also generally roleplayed my Royal Family as having a sort of "Criminal Network" across whatever world it is I inhabit, with an iron grip over Songha, impoverishing it in the process, while using that vast wealth to expand their personal power elsewhere.
As of right now I haven't submitted an application pending speaking with some people here and getting feedback but so far, a TLDR; Taiwanese-Aborigine Culture based nation, and an ability to maintain a fair amount of my canon/lore I've developed over the years. I'm of course willing to accept a lower population if need be, but in doing so it would really change much of the identity and vision of my nation.
*taken from my intro on the Discord Server, honestly a lot of my nation needs to be compiled and made more comprehensive to view. A lot of stuff is likely to change, either minorly, or significantly as I adapt my nation into the world of Levilion
Economic Overview:
Songha is classic State Capitalism. The State wields power over the most important industries -- Shipping, Shipbuilding, Finance, Energy, Resource Extraction, ectera. For those not employed in important industries, they essentially live under heavy taxation, corrupt police, and extreme inequality. Poverty is near universal for those not employed in important industries.

Miscellaneous Information

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?:
I left NS a few years ago after the death of my last region, Atlas. I've missed geopolitical roleplay and worldbuilding an awful lot, and I'd really like to get involved with a new region that I feel inspired to not only develop my own nation, but to contribute to the progress and development of the region as a whole.
IIWiki and/or RP Sample:
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I had iiWiki but it appears they got nuked while I was gone, :( Oh well, everything has to be rewritten anyway.
Any issues with NationStates moderation?:
No, not really. Maybe a warning or two years and years ago, nothing serious.
Anything else to add?:
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New Trisone
Civilian
 
Posts: 1
Founded: Mar 12, 2015
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby New Trisone » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:07 pm

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Nation Name (Official): Second Republic of Amsana
Nation Name (Common): Amsana
Capital City: Wobiri
Requested Location: https://i.imgur.com/1UxxKAy.png
Requested Population: ~31.4 million
Culture: Bantu, specifically based on the Chewa peoples of Malawi and Zambia.
Government Type: Parliamentary republic within a federation of states
National Overview:
Timeline:
[Prehistory] Nomadic peoples have lived here for millennia. Most live hunter-gatherer lifestyles. A few farming cultures develop by 2000BCE
[~500CE] Complex chieftdom’s have fully developed by this point. Most people are agrarian but some hunter-gatherer groups will exist even into the modern era.
[1330’s-1340’s]King Mfumu rises and conquers most of the existing chiefdoms, creating the Amsana Kingdom.
[18th or 19th century] The threats of colonialism, multiple severe droughts, and a devastating plague leave the Kingdom in shambles by the end of the century. Tyrnican forces take control of Amsana in wake of the crumbling kingdom.
[GW1] Rythenean forces ally with the local Amsana peoples and fight Tyrnican colonizers, resulting in the transfer of the colony to Rythene at the end of the war.
[Post-GW2] Decolonisation of Amsana occurs, the former lands of the Kingdom are not perfectly replicated, and sloppy border work leaves about a quarter of the newly formed Republic of Amsana of other !African descent. Amsana’s now less-than-homologous ethnic composition leads to a lot of civil unrest and succession attempts for decades. Country is ‘democratic’ on paper, but corrupt to the core.
[1955-1967] Vanhu War for Independence; The Vanhu people are the largest ethnic group that was roped in with the Amsana people, and declare independence, resulting in a civil war.
[1967]The Vanhu people fail to break away from Amsana, especially after 6-year stalemate is broken with foreign powers backing Amsana govt.
[1984] Socialist Coup overthrows democratically elected president. Country is ruled by authoritarian regime led by General Bomani, who cracks down on right wing dissenters and anyone who opposes his rule.
[2009] Amsanean Spring results in the removal of now considerably senile General Bomani. First democratically elected president in nearly 30 years takes power of Amsana. New government and constitution forms.
[2020]Second president of the Second Republic of Amsana is democratically elected, a show of the nations political stability, and *improving* corruption standards.
Economic Overview: In common terms it would fall under the categories of: Developing, Global South, 3rd/2nd World. GDP (PPP): $9,190
Economic system leans towards strong state regulated capitalism/socialism. Major industries include fishing, coffee production, tobacco cultivation, and aluminum mining. Tourism is minimal, but gradually growing as the nation develops, stabilizes, and promotes is natural environments.

Miscellaneous Information

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: With my personal experience in running and creating worlds for NationStates, I always wanted to create or join a world that had more structure and cohesiveness than a lot of the existing maps. This map is almost exactly what i've been looking for. The careful attention to lore, continuity, detail of culture, and geography are all great and I hope that my nation would only be able to add to what work you've done already.
IIWiki and/or RP Sample: I've been known to rp with other nations, but I lean towards world-building my own nation. I've been on NS for 5 years, I have a lot of examples of rp/world-building, so i'll just showcase a handful of my biggest/best. Was lead cartographer (since stepped down, still a cartographer) for the Strangereal map https://www.nationstates.net/nation=lot ... id=1309446 in The North Pacific, the largest (by player count) ongoing map currently in TNP. New Trisone's factbook can be viewed here: https://www.nationstates.net/nation=new ... id=1007772
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: None to date! I usually get along with moderators and have little issue following guidelines.
Anything else to add?: I know moving a nation to the actual Levilion region is suggested but not required, but i'd still like to have a nation there anyways. I won't move my main nation (this one) there as I have no intention of leaving my TNP friends anytime soon. The name "Amsana" is available to claim so i'll most likely make a brand new nation to join the region with, considering i'm accepted. :) Thanks!
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Azanaire
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Posts: 72
Founded: Feb 14, 2020
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Azanaire » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:55 pm

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Nation Name (Official): The Democratic Republic of Chalmazelle
Nation Name (Common): Chalmazelle
Capital City: Sarroux
Requested Location:Image
Requested Population: 53.1 million
Culture: A semi-modern mulitethnic country composed of Natives, European descendants, Africans, Polynesians, and Mixed Race Natives and Europeans.
Language and Demographics

For thousands of years, the indigeous peoples of Oreuxac were peaceful and regionally traded with other tribes. However, the Blaykish arrival centuries ago led to the development of a Franco-Oreuxac culture with the eventual creation of a Creole-language from aspects of the Blaykish, Nahetal, and Kalapetlan languages mixed together. This dialect and language is more popular in the more coastal and urban areas of Chalmazelle, as many conservative Native tribes refused to assimilate with the Blaykish and other immigrants. African migrants and descendants of slaves are common within Southern Chalmazelle and in the city of Sarroux while Asian technological investors and migrant workers are a growing demographic in Northeastern Chalamazele. A sizable fraction of the country is of mixed European and Native heritage as well while Iberians are another sizable immigrant group in the Chalmazalli community.
Government Type: One-party state under President Alexandre Louis Roux, Nationalism and Fascism
National Overview:

Following the Second Great War, Alexandre Louis Roux; a passionate conservative and descendant of French and Iberian colonists, consolidated power by dividing the nation, attacking critics for “ruining” the economy and formed the People’s Party which won the majority of the House of Representatives seats and sweeped the rest of the Legislature at the provincial and federal levels. With little to no check on power, he rolled back post-independence reforms in the 1970s and 1980s, which has allowed Roux to go unchecked in the various forms of government as he began campaigns against mixed-race natives, Muslims and Protestants, and other non-white ethnic groups in Chalmazelle for decades.

However, the Freedom Front for Chalmazelle (FFC), which consolidated with the Federation for Oreuxian Labor to form the FFC-FOL, in the early 1990s to begin armed and unarmed opposition to the various fascist and authoritarian viewpoints of the Roux regime, allowing multiple socialist and left-wing parties to accumulate local power in certain regions favorable to democracy. In 2018, an aging Roux announced that he would resign from the presidency and announced the first presidential election without Roux on the ballot for 2020. Various parties have consolidated their differences and endorsed Governor Yvonne Maude Roche, an democratic socialist and passionate advocate for reforms.

Economic Overview:

The economy of Chalmazelle is a free-market based economy with conservative leaning principles. Wood and tree based products, agricultural foods, rubber, and iron are some of the most exported materials in the Democratic Republic. Despite the free market, a majority of revenue is concentrated in the upper 1% of people, leading to various calls for taxes on the rich in recent years. Most corporations remain untaxed and have lax worker protection laws, with some even allowing child labor.

Miscellaneous Information
Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: I’m interested in joining this region because I am interested in-depth roleplay and a region that is serious when it comes to that
IIWiki and/or RP Sample: https://www.nationstates.net/nation=aza ... ok/id=main
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: Some earlier warnings when I was younger (over 5 years ago), other than that nothing..
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Izbien
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 15
Founded: Oct 13, 2014
Father Knows Best State

Postby Izbien » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:55 pm

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Nation Name (Official): The Supreme Kingdom of Meuxisac
Nation Name (Common): Meuxisac
Capital City: Dourianne
Requested Location:
Image

Requested Population:28 million
Culture: A multiethnic nation. From most populous to least: A mixed Race of Indigenous peoples and !French called the Oreuxsian, !French, !German, And several OC tribes inspired from Aztecs
Language
The Language of Meuxisac is quite different from its parent language of Blaykish. This Blaykish Creole has its roots deep within the early mingling of Nahetli and Kalapetalan peoples of Chalmazelle first arrival to Oreuxac. Meuxisac’s dialect of this Creole would only start developing after their conquest of the northern areas across the mountains into what is known as Meuxisac which would have slowly grown to be more isolated from Chalmazelle and climaxing during the Second Great War where the nationalist faction of the republic grew disillusioned by the state and put power into the Roy who took control of the failing republican government.
Government Type:Absolute Monarchy
National Overview:
The area known as Meuxisac was colonized around 1560 by !French explorers who later crossed the Fielle Mountains and would settle the primarily most populated area of Meuxisac the Leinelle River basin. The colonizers were fairly friendly to the local tribes had allied to take down mutual rivals. The resulting alliance would result in the local tribe assuming into to establish the first population of Meuxians and the ingenious would slowly assimilate. While others would come to resist. Under the rule of the !French the area was mostly inhabited and was mainly an area to trade with native. Under !German control in the later years it would have a population boom from germans coming into the region. A large german population would settle the south and an elite plater elite would become strong with Germans owning most of the south while the north is controlled by Meuxian. Most other places were controlled by ingenious peoples before independence.

Since The Great War, the nation has underdone instability along with its neighbor to the southeast. For the most part, the nation has been isolated from any foreign conflicts but for the last 100 years roughly. The only civil conflicts have really shaken the fabric of Meuxian life. This instability has been exacerbated by a diverse ethnic group that clashes between each other over disputes, ideological differences, and borders. Even with these disputes, Meuxisac has been united since its independence from !German rule mostly by the authoritarian republican system run by a free-market neoliberal party known simply as the Liberal Party that was primarily to serve the interest of the German ruling class of wealthy elites. This system was set up in 1913 by a convention after its independence from !Germany. This party allowed Meuxisac to be exploited by foreign corporations from around the country and from it allowed a large socialist sentiment to grow alongside fascist ones. These two groups clashed multiple times during the economic groups following GW1.

Bloody July would mark several riots climaxing in a large armed battle between the growing forces of the Pro-!French Pro-Nationalism faction known as the Bloc de le Meux and.Federation of Oreuxian Labor. These two groups would fight before the Bloc marched onto the capital of Dourianne seizing the capital with help from military collaboration. In August of 1960 the Republic was abolished by the leader of the Bloc known now as Roy Victor Delle Allard.

During the 70s and 80s during The Roys reign would become very firm. He would come to attack many minority groups’ rights, implementing segregation of the different groups at the detriment of the more oppressed indigenous groups. The Roy would become the central figure of state and would formally take up the mental of the king as a way to denounce Chalmazelle for their republicanism and show the might and power of a strong monarchy which isn’t just a strong state but holds on its throne a powerful and capable ruler. While Roy is demonstrably a tyrant against the rights of its citizens he did improve the economy by promoting new state-chartered business, which produced great wealth for the nation, but not the people. This business would come to operate almost every aspect of the nation through utilities and strictly controlling the economy of the nation in a way not seen before. This controlled to the development of the Meuxian bureaucracy which is so large and profitable, with fees and its pragmatic approach to justice that wealth produced would help make sure the nation had what it needed. This pragmatic approach shouldn’t be confused with fairness, fees and fines were the norms and anyone who couldn’t pay would similar be put into debtors prison to pay off their labor or assets would be seized by the state monopoly.
Economic Overview:
The Meuxian Economy is primarily export-based. The two main export being the large cocoa producing areas of the southern jungle region as well as the gem mines of the Fielle Mountains. The economy is state capitalist in nature with the state under the control of the Roy runs several state-run businesses to control the market, harvesting, and production of goods. If industries weren’t state-run they were almost always strictly controlled. The Coca and Gemstone industries are examples of the state-run direct control while food production, alcohol, and other service industries were often running at the behest of the state with licenses, fees, and mandates being set on stock that must be bought and at what prices.


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Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: I am looking for a more in-depth roleplay region where I can enjoy worldbuilding and quality roleplay on a new level I haven’t had before. I am hoping this region can be that.
IIWiki and/or RP Sample: https://www.nationstates.net/nation=izb ... /id=783751
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: I have had spammed some regional message boards after getting raided before or for grudges. That was when I was in middle school lmao. I am over that now.
Anything else to add?:

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Hwaha
Civilian
 
Posts: 1
Founded: Jun 23, 2020
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Hwaha » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:53 am

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Nation Name (Official): The Cheonsang Dynasty
Nation Name (Common): The Empire of Hwaha, Imperial Hwaha (Hanja: 華夏)
Capital City: Seogyeong (Literally: 'Western Capital'); Sanpogong (Literally: Resplendent Cascade Palace; Hanja: 燦瀑)
Requested Location: Would prefer to discuss with regional leadership after cursory review of application.
Requested Population: ^
Culture: Primarily Koreans, and Manchus, & Jiaoliao, minorities of various Mongols, Jinyu & various Tungusic minorities. If I get islands, additionally Ainu.
Government Type: De jure Absolute Monarchy; de facto military dictatorship
National Overview:
    Hwaha's name is etymologically analogous to the Chinese term, 'Huaxia,' invoking idyllic notions of a refined & monolithic progenitor 'Middle Kingdom.' This specifically indicates that Hwaha does not lay any kind of grandiose claim of universal centrality - Tianxia - but rather that Hwaha itself represents an eternity of unbroken civilization. In my proposed canon, Proto-Koreanic languages were either sinicized in antiquity and undergo more drastic relexification, or that an early polity even subsumes substantial Sinic territory, leading to centuries of language shifting.

    Yet, despite presenting itself as the heir of a great classical tradition, Hwaha is also a highly 'Westernized' nation - replete with smatterings of Auressian architecture, religion, and even gastronomy. Given this apparent contradiction, one might say that Hwaha is a nation riven between the dichotomous influences of Auressian modernism and its oriental heritage - trapped in a Hegelian struggle between two sets of ideals, worlds, and even aesthetics. The synthesis of these forces is a nation that is gradually asserting a newer identity in an increasingly globalized world.

    Society is tightly regulated by the military government, and is fairly conservative. Hwahans are strongly encouraged to attend church services, maintain a shrine to the royal family in a separate room of their homes, and obey the authorities. K-drama and K-pop are prevalent & possibly even aggressively exported as in OTL, but they are far less experimental and more formulaic, rejecting all notions of gender-fluidity or sexual liberation. Certain cities - including those formerly controlled by colonial powers - tend to be more liberal, however. Furthermore, in spite of what one might imagine would be the case in a military-run society, media is neither jingoistic nor does it necessarily promote violence or war.

    Hwaha's society - despite the abolition of the old Hopae system - retains a large degree of social stratification. Marginalization exists not on a strictly ethnic basis - though ethnic Hwahans do tend to have better access to education, services, and political positions by virtue of geography & mastery of the official 'court' language. Rather, society is based on social class. The highest class consists of former Yangban (warrior-scholars) clans. Like the Junkers of Prussia & Imperial Germany, these Yangban often seek employment as military officers to supplement their considerable agricultural incomes & seek prestige. Furthermore, the nation's military is directly in control of the government. Therefore, in the nation's military academies, as much emphasis is placed on the art of war as is placed on skillful administration. Such Yangban have been joined by a rising elite class of industrialists, Chaebol, who have dominated Hwaha's industrial scene for the past half century & brought Hwaha into the modern world.

    Below rests a large - but still minority - middle class of doctors, lawyers, bureaucrats and scholars - known as 'Chungin'. Though these individuals are of lower pedigree than the Yangban, and not quite so wealthy as Chaebol, many aspiring entrepreneurs and cadets do eventually break into the highest class of individuals. Below them rests the average workers - largely white-collar workers - Cheonmin - followed thereafter by those working in manual professions, or in irregular jobs such as free-lance work - Sangmin. While these social divides are not whatsoever codified in the law, the nation's economic & educational structure does maintain this stratification, though aspiring individuals often to rise up through scientific innovation, entrepreneurial acumen (the Chaebols case in point), or distinguished military service.

    Fashion trends & celebrity gossip generally center around Sanpogong - the nation's de facto cultural capital. Initially built in the 17th century as a summer palace, the site eventually morphed into a Versailles-style court with the establishment of the current dynasty - the Cheonsang. Eventually, though the government would be moved back to Seogyeong as the military began to assert further political control - Sanpogong would remain the royal family's residence & morph into a veritable city in its own right. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Sanpogong would be the nation's cultural capital. The royal family is of particular interest to most Hwahans, who generally tend to follow the fashions set by the dynasty's young princes. Hwaha does have a robust kpop industry, but these bands rarely set their own fashion trends.

    Despite the country being under 'military rule,' military service is not exalted as one might envision in a western concept of military dictatorship. Rather, military control is almost a vestige of the warring-states era, where military governments were normalized. Historically, given the Yangban's transition from a solely bureaucratic scholarly aristocracy into a martial land-owning class, the lines between military service and political control were substantially blurred. That is, military leadership emerged from the pre-existing administrative scholarly class, and the two became almost inseparable in Hwahan political culture. As a result, however, military service tends to be highly compensated - even at the lowest ranks - and career soldiering is seen as a perfectly acceptable mode of social advancement or even a comfortable middle-class life.

Proposed History
    Prior to the 19th century, Hwaha was embroiled in a fierce civil-war between rival warlord Bongwan, or clans. This era - referred to in Hwahan historiography as the 'Palguk Shida' (Hanja: 八國時代) ultimately involved eight competing dynasties - not including the various tribal groups, ruffians, and break-away minority states that had arisen in the half-century of chaos. At this time, the Emperor was divinely regarded, seen as a direct descendant of the initial God-Emperor Dangun. Therefore, the prize was not the throne itself, but rather the prestige and de facto political supremacy associated with it. Each clan sought to improve the political/territorial situation of both itself and its cadet or vassal clans while tribals sought to retain their independence.

    At this time, various Auressian Empires had even carved out various concessions, both territorial and economic. Many colonial administrations had taken to hiring more impoverished & destitute 'Gaemamusa,' or aristocratic warriors - as constables or colonial troops. Strictly speaking, Gaemamusa were members of the Yangban, or landed scholarly gentry. Throughout the span of the civil-strife, many enterprising (poorer) Yangban had taken to training their sons (alongside their traditional artistic scholarly pursuits) in the study of the Muyedobotongji, the practice of martial arts such as Taekwondo, and outfitting them with expensive weapons. Within such a historical context, the Yangban had become a de facto warrior caste.

    The nation would ultimately be reunited by the efforts of a Seon Ki Woong. Ki Woong, despite being the favorite child of his Yangban father, was also a bastard child from a Kisaeng mother. Because of his 'impure' bloodline, he could not find employment as an officer within the highly conservative Dongwak Clique - the polity in which he was born - nor could he legally receive an inheritance. Unable to stomach the humiliation of service as an enlisted infantryman, Ki Woong immigrated to a port city and sought employment as a constable where his martial training found him serving as an NCO equivalent. Seon, having studied the art of war full-time as an adolescent, was highly impressed by the Auressian methods of fighting, and began to idolize the colonial power he served. His ambition, intellect, and aggression allowed him - on the recommendation of the garrison's Auressian commander - to attend a military school in said nation.

    Eventually, Ki Woong would return to Hwaha at a colonial NCO and later find service with the King of Paekhan.

    Paekhan was the third most powerful warring clique, yet was perilously beset on all sides by rival kingdoms. Paekhan's 'Gukgong' (or 'Duke'), Cheol Myung Hoon, had determined that his faction desperately needed to modernize militarily. Ki Woong's understanding of advanced military techniques and weapons made him indispensable to Paekhan's military restructuring, arms acquisitions, and later even translating for highly paid 'guest' officers from Aruessia. Eventually, translating became commanding, and Ki Woong would lead Paekhan to victory after victory. Cheol, having no sons, would adopt Ki Woong into the Cheol Clan by marrying him to his daughter. Upon Cheol's death, Ki-Woong would secure control over Paekhan.

    After decades more of military victories, politicking, and atrocities, Ki Woong would capture Namgyeong (literally: 'South Capital') along with the Emperor. By this time, Ki Woong had become a national folk hero. He was beloved by the peasants for his supposedly humble birth & intentions to reform the institution of serfdom / abolish it, Gaemamusa officers for his self-professedly militaristic world-view, and by the foreign press/ powers for being both a Perendist & a modernist. Ki Woong was especially intimate with the plurality of Nestorian Tstesaan (Mongols) who felt that his rise would mean the tolerance of their beliefs. Ki Woong developed a particularly close friendship (and allegedly illicit romance) with Bolor, a wealthy Tstesaan widow, whose influence and wealth allowed her to play king-maker within Tstesaan society & ensured that Ki Woong would always have a suitable arm of elite light cavalry.

    Ambitious as ever, Ki Woong ultimately declared the end of the thousand-year Bal Dynasty dissolved, and declared Himself the 'Divinely Chosen Emperor'. A bloody uprising ensued with Ki Woong violently suppressing reactionary forces. After the uprising, Ki Woong would burn down Buddhist temples, massacre monks, and exterminate troublesome clans in what would be known as the Hundred Days of Judgement - which modern historians agree bordered on ethnic cleansing in some cases, with entire blood-lines and Hwahan dialects virtually obliterated. Thereafter, Ki-Woong would spend the next years pacifying the Empire's historic Manchu (Moringurun) & Jialiao regions through a combination of violence, coercion, concession-making, and intermarriages.

    After Ki-Woong's death, his son San-Min ('the Erudite Emperor') would scale back the extreme militarization of His father's era and focus on increasing literacy. San-Min, referred to contemporaneously as the 'Oriental Solomon,' also took this opportunity to popularize his father's religion. He invited foreign missionaries to come teach - and openly proselytize - allowing for even rural populations to receive some degree of literacy. Traditional Seowon were nationalized and placed in charge of church of clerical authorities. Additionally, San-Min reformed the Gwageo to now reflect Auressian texts such as the Bible and various economic & political texts. Finally, San-Min commissioned the development of a new script, Hangul.

    Ki-Tae, the Purifying Emperor, would wage Hwaha's first war against a colonial power, reconquering some form of colonial territory (islands?). He would also establish a secret police known as the 'Sambyeolcho.'
Economic Overview:
    Hwaha is classified as a developed country though it is a bit irregular in that many regions of the country are at essentially third-world standards. The heart of the Empire - the ethnic Hwahan Core regions - are teeming with bustling, modern, shining metropolises, and centers of industry where cars, processed foods, and information technology / electronics are exported by aggressive industrialist Chaebols. Further out, as one enters into Moringurun and Jialiao / Jinyun lands, the populace tends to be more rural but still has access to many amenities of modern life. However, the frontier desert & tundra regions tend to remain desolate & poor - with nomadic tribes still roaming in their traditional manner. Save for strategic infrastructure (i.e. monorail, highways), these areas are barren and relatively untouched by modern life.
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Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: It looks like a neat & new experience, the community seems incredible, and the work put into it thus far looks amazing. This is a project I'd love to be a part of / RP with.
IIWiki and/or RP Sample: Resume.
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: None
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Tyrnica
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Tyrnica » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:52 am

Azanaire wrote:
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Nation Name (Official): The Democratic Republic of Chalmazelle
Nation Name (Common): Chalmazelle
Capital City: Sarroux
Requested Location:(Image)
Requested Population: 53.1 million
Culture: A semi-modern mulitethnic country composed of Natives, European descendants, Africans, Polynesians, and Mixed Race Natives and Europeans.
Language and Demographics

For thousands of years, the indigeous peoples of Oreuxac were peaceful and regionally traded with other tribes. However, the Blaykish arrival centuries ago led to the development of a Franco-Oreuxac culture with the eventual creation of a Creole-language from aspects of the Blaykish, Nahetal, and Kalapetlan languages mixed together. This dialect and language is more popular in the more coastal and urban areas of Chalmazelle, as many conservative Native tribes refused to assimilate with the Blaykish and other immigrants. African migrants and descendants of slaves are common within Southern Chalmazelle and in the city of Sarroux while Asian technological investors and migrant workers are a growing demographic in Northeastern Chalamazele. A sizable fraction of the country is of mixed European and Native heritage as well while Iberians are another sizable immigrant group in the Chalmazalli community.
Government Type: One-party state under President Alexandre Louis Roux, Nationalism and Fascism
National Overview:

Following the Second Great War, Alexandre Louis Roux; a passionate conservative and descendant of French and Iberian colonists, consolidated power by dividing the nation, attacking critics for “ruining” the economy and formed the People’s Party which won the majority of the House of Representatives seats and sweeped the rest of the Legislature at the provincial and federal levels. With little to no check on power, he rolled back post-independence reforms in the 1970s and 1980s, which has allowed Roux to go unchecked in the various forms of government as he began campaigns against mixed-race natives, Muslims and Protestants, and other non-white ethnic groups in Chalmazelle for decades.

However, the Freedom Front for Chalmazelle (FFC), which consolidated with the Federation for Oreuxian Labor to form the FFC-FOL, in the early 1990s to begin armed and unarmed opposition to the various fascist and authoritarian viewpoints of the Roux regime, allowing multiple socialist and left-wing parties to accumulate local power in certain regions favorable to democracy. In 2018, an aging Roux announced that he would resign from the presidency and announced the first presidential election without Roux on the ballot for 2020. Various parties have consolidated their differences and endorsed Governor Yvonne Maude Roche, an democratic socialist and passionate advocate for reforms.

Economic Overview:

The economy of Chalmazelle is a free-market based economy with conservative leaning principles. Wood and tree based products, agricultural foods, rubber, and iron are some of the most exported materials in the Democratic Republic. Despite the free market, a majority of revenue is concentrated in the upper 1% of people, leading to various calls for taxes on the rich in recent years. Most corporations remain untaxed and have lax worker protection laws, with some even allowing child labor.

Miscellaneous Information
Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: I’m interested in joining this region because I am interested in-depth roleplay and a region that is serious when it comes to that
IIWiki and/or RP Sample: https://www.nationstates.net/nation=aza ... ok/id=main
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: Some earlier warnings when I was younger (over 5 years ago), other than that nothing..
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Izbien wrote:
Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): The Supreme Kingdom of Meuxisac
Nation Name (Common): Meuxisac
Capital City: Dourianne
Requested Location: (Image)
Requested Population:28 million
Culture: A multiethnic nation. From most populous to least: A mixed Race of Indigenous peoples and !French called the Oreuxsian, !French, !German, And several OC tribes inspired from Aztecs
Language
The Language of Meuxisac is quite different from its parent language of Blaykish. This Blaykish Creole has its roots deep within the early mingling of Nahetli and Kalapetalan peoples of Chalmazelle first arrival to Oreuxac. Meuxisac’s dialect of this Creole would only start developing after their conquest of the northern areas across the mountains into what is known as Meuxisac which would have slowly grown to be more isolated from Chalmazelle and climaxing during the Second Great War where the nationalist faction of the republic grew disillusioned by the state and put power into the Roy who took control of the failing republican government.
Government Type:Absolute Monarchy
National Overview:
The area known as Meuxisac was colonized around 1560 by !French explorers who later crossed the Fielle Mountains and would settle the primarily most populated area of Meuxisac the Leinelle River basin. The colonizers were fairly friendly to the local tribes had allied to take down mutual rivals. The resulting alliance would result in the local tribe assuming into to establish the first population of Meuxians and the ingenious would slowly assimilate. While others would come to resist. Under the rule of the !French the area was mostly inhabited and was mainly an area to trade with native. Under !German control in the later years it would have a population boom from germans coming into the region. A large german population would settle the south and an elite plater elite would become strong with Germans owning most of the south while the north is controlled by Meuxian. Most other places were controlled by ingenious peoples before independence.

Since The Great War, the nation has underdone instability along with its neighbor to the southeast. For the most part, the nation has been isolated from any foreign conflicts but for the last 100 years roughly. The only civil conflicts have really shaken the fabric of Meuxian life. This instability has been exacerbated by a diverse ethnic group that clashes between each other over disputes, ideological differences, and borders. Even with these disputes, Meuxisac has been united since its independence from !German rule mostly by the authoritarian republican system run by a free-market neoliberal party known simply as the Liberal Party that was primarily to serve the interest of the German ruling class of wealthy elites. This system was set up in 1913 by a convention after its independence from !Germany. This party allowed Meuxisac to be exploited by foreign corporations from around the country and from it allowed a large socialist sentiment to grow alongside fascist ones. These two groups clashed multiple times during the economic groups following GW1.

Bloody July would mark several riots climaxing in a large armed battle between the growing forces of the Pro-!French Pro-Nationalism faction known as the Bloc de le Meux and.Federation of Oreuxian Labor. These two groups would fight before the Bloc marched onto the capital of Dourianne seizing the capital with help from military collaboration. In August of 1960 the Republic was abolished by the leader of the Bloc known now as Roy Victor Delle Allard.

During the 70s and 80s during The Roys reign would become very firm. He would come to attack many minority groups’ rights, implementing segregation of the different groups at the detriment of the more oppressed indigenous groups. The Roy would become the central figure of state and would formally take up the mental of the king as a way to denounce Chalmazelle for their republicanism and show the might and power of a strong monarchy which isn’t just a strong state but holds on its throne a powerful and capable ruler. While Roy is demonstrably a tyrant against the rights of its citizens he did improve the economy by promoting new state-chartered business, which produced great wealth for the nation, but not the people. This business would come to operate almost every aspect of the nation through utilities and strictly controlling the economy of the nation in a way not seen before. This controlled to the development of the Meuxian bureaucracy which is so large and profitable, with fees and its pragmatic approach to justice that wealth produced would help make sure the nation had what it needed. This pragmatic approach shouldn’t be confused with fairness, fees and fines were the norms and anyone who couldn’t pay would similar be put into debtors prison to pay off their labor or assets would be seized by the state monopoly.
Economic Overview:
The Meuxian Economy is primarily export-based. The two main export being the large cocoa producing areas of the southern jungle region as well as the gem mines of the Fielle Mountains. The economy is state capitalist in nature with the state under the control of the Roy runs several state-run businesses to control the market, harvesting, and production of goods. If industries weren’t state-run they were almost always strictly controlled. The Coca and Gemstone industries are examples of the state-run direct control while food production, alcohol, and other service industries were often running at the behest of the state with licenses, fees, and mandates being set on stock that must be bought and at what prices.


Miscellaneous Information
Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: I am looking for a more in-depth roleplay region where I can enjoy worldbuilding and quality roleplay on a new level I haven’t had before. I am hoping this region can be that.
IIWiki and/or RP Sample: https://www.nationstates.net/nation=izb ... /id=783751
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: I have had spammed some regional message boards after getting raided before or for grudges. That was when I was in middle school lmao. I am over that now.
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For reference, these applications were withdrawn after some consultation.

Songha wrote:
Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): Empire of Songha
Nation Name (Common): Songha
Capital City: Atakyu (Royal), Yaojiaya (Adminstrative) *names subject to change
Requested Location:
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/ ... shot_4.png
Requested Population:
~200 million
Culture:
Taiwanese Aborigine based, with many unique and OC influences as well.
Government Type:
Absolute Monarchy
National Overview:
Hi y'all, I was thinking about applying but I was thinking I should discuss it with you guys first about what would be good. I haven't worldbuilt in a few years now, and while I have a pretty strong base for Songha, my nation, a fair bit is welcome to change. It's a generally Asian Country, but over time I've had it represented by Korean, Dravidian and Southeast Asian ethnicities, and looking at the map as is, I could see myself changing it to a Taiwanese Aborigine based culture.
Over the years I've been on NS, Songha has generally been a fairly large nation, population wise (800 million range, I usually sit around), similar to China in many ways (Counterbalanced by corruption, developing status, and more), with a unique government, and religious fanaticism that can be compared to WW2 Era Shinto.
I've also generally roleplayed my Royal Family as having a sort of "Criminal Network" across whatever world it is I inhabit, with an iron grip over Songha, impoverishing it in the process, while using that vast wealth to expand their personal power elsewhere.
As of right now I haven't submitted an application pending speaking with some people here and getting feedback but so far, a TLDR; Taiwanese-Aborigine Culture based nation, and an ability to maintain a fair amount of my canon/lore I've developed over the years. I'm of course willing to accept a lower population if need be, but in doing so it would really change much of the identity and vision of my nation.
*taken from my intro on the Discord Server, honestly a lot of my nation needs to be compiled and made more comprehensive to view. A lot of stuff is likely to change, either minorly, or significantly as I adapt my nation into the world of Levilion
Economic Overview:
Songha is classic State Capitalism. The State wields power over the most important industries -- Shipping, Shipbuilding, Finance, Energy, Resource Extraction, ectera. For those not employed in important industries, they essentially live under heavy taxation, corrupt police, and extreme inequality. Poverty is near universal for those not employed in important industries.

Miscellaneous Information

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?:
I left NS a few years ago after the death of my last region, Atlas. I've missed geopolitical roleplay and worldbuilding an awful lot, and I'd really like to get involved with a new region that I feel inspired to not only develop my own nation, but to contribute to the progress and development of the region as a whole.
IIWiki and/or RP Sample:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=352242#p25811517
I had iiWiki but it appears they got nuked while I was gone, :( Oh well, everything has to be rewritten anyway.
Any issues with NationStates moderation?:
No, not really. Maybe a warning or two years and years ago, nothing serious.
Anything else to add?:

New Trisone wrote:
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Nation Name (Official): Second Republic of Amsana
Nation Name (Common): Amsana
Capital City: Wobiri
Requested Location: https://i.imgur.com/1UxxKAy.png
Requested Population: ~31.4 million
Culture: Bantu, specifically based on the Chewa peoples of Malawi and Zambia.
Government Type: Parliamentary republic within a federation of states
National Overview:
Timeline:
[Prehistory] Nomadic peoples have lived here for millennia. Most live hunter-gatherer lifestyles. A few farming cultures develop by 2000BCE
[~500CE] Complex chieftdom’s have fully developed by this point. Most people are agrarian but some hunter-gatherer groups will exist even into the modern era.
[1330’s-1340’s]King Mfumu rises and conquers most of the existing chiefdoms, creating the Amsana Kingdom.
[18th or 19th century] The threats of colonialism, multiple severe droughts, and a devastating plague leave the Kingdom in shambles by the end of the century. Tyrnican forces take control of Amsana in wake of the crumbling kingdom.
[GW1] Rythenean forces ally with the local Amsana peoples and fight Tyrnican colonizers, resulting in the transfer of the colony to Rythene at the end of the war.
[Post-GW2] Decolonisation of Amsana occurs, the former lands of the Kingdom are not perfectly replicated, and sloppy border work leaves about a quarter of the newly formed Republic of Amsana of other !African descent. Amsana’s now less-than-homologous ethnic composition leads to a lot of civil unrest and succession attempts for decades. Country is ‘democratic’ on paper, but corrupt to the core.
[1955-1967] Vanhu War for Independence; The Vanhu people are the largest ethnic group that was roped in with the Amsana people, and declare independence, resulting in a civil war.
[1967]The Vanhu people fail to break away from Amsana, especially after 6-year stalemate is broken with foreign powers backing Amsana govt.
[1984] Socialist Coup overthrows democratically elected president. Country is ruled by authoritarian regime led by General Bomani, who cracks down on right wing dissenters and anyone who opposes his rule.
[2009] Amsanean Spring results in the removal of now considerably senile General Bomani. First democratically elected president in nearly 30 years takes power of Amsana. New government and constitution forms.
[2020]Second president of the Second Republic of Amsana is democratically elected, a show of the nations political stability, and *improving* corruption standards.
Economic Overview: In common terms it would fall under the categories of: Developing, Global South, 3rd/2nd World. GDP (PPP): $9,190
Economic system leans towards strong state regulated capitalism/socialism. Major industries include fishing, coffee production, tobacco cultivation, and aluminum mining. Tourism is minimal, but gradually growing as the nation develops, stabilizes, and promotes is natural environments.

Miscellaneous Information

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: With my personal experience in running and creating worlds for NationStates, I always wanted to create or join a world that had more structure and cohesiveness than a lot of the existing maps. This map is almost exactly what i've been looking for. The careful attention to lore, continuity, detail of culture, and geography are all great and I hope that my nation would only be able to add to what work you've done already.
IIWiki and/or RP Sample: I've been known to rp with other nations, but I lean towards world-building my own nation. I've been on NS for 5 years, I have a lot of examples of rp/world-building, so i'll just showcase a handful of my biggest/best. Was lead cartographer (since stepped down, still a cartographer) for the Strangereal map https://www.nationstates.net/nation=lot ... id=1309446 in The North Pacific, the largest (by player count) ongoing map currently in TNP. New Trisone's factbook can be viewed here: https://www.nationstates.net/nation=new ... id=1007772
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: None to date! I usually get along with moderators and have little issue following guidelines.
Anything else to add?: I know moving a nation to the actual Levilion region is suggested but not required, but i'd still like to have a nation there anyways. I won't move my main nation (this one) there as I have no intention of leaving my TNP friends anytime soon. The name "Amsana" is available to claim so i'll most likely make a brand new nation to join the region with, considering i'm accepted. :) Thanks!

Hwaha wrote:
Basic Information
Nation Name (Official): The Cheonsang Dynasty
Nation Name (Common): The Empire of Hwaha, Imperial Hwaha (Hanja: 華夏)
Capital City: Seogyeong (Literally: 'Western Capital'); Sanpogong (Literally: Resplendent Cascade Palace; Hanja: 燦瀑)
Requested Location: Would prefer to discuss with regional leadership after cursory review of application.
Requested Population: ^
Culture: Primarily Koreans, and Manchus, & Jiaoliao, minorities of various Mongols, Jinyu & various Tungusic minorities. If I get islands, additionally Ainu.
Government Type: De jure Absolute Monarchy; de facto military dictatorship
National Overview:
    Hwaha's name is etymologically analogous to the Chinese term, 'Huaxia,' invoking idyllic notions of a refined & monolithic progenitor 'Middle Kingdom.' This specifically indicates that Hwaha does not lay any kind of grandiose claim of universal centrality - Tianxia - but rather that Hwaha itself represents an eternity of unbroken civilization. In my proposed canon, Proto-Koreanic languages were either sinicized in antiquity and undergo more drastic relexification, or that an early polity even subsumes substantial Sinic territory, leading to centuries of language shifting.

    Yet, despite presenting itself as the heir of a great classical tradition, Hwaha is also a highly 'Westernized' nation - replete with smatterings of Auressian architecture, religion, and even gastronomy. Given this apparent contradiction, one might say that Hwaha is a nation riven between the dichotomous influences of Auressian modernism and its oriental heritage - trapped in a Hegelian struggle between two sets of ideals, worlds, and even aesthetics. The synthesis of these forces is a nation that is gradually asserting a newer identity in an increasingly globalized world.

    Society is tightly regulated by the military government, and is fairly conservative. Hwahans are strongly encouraged to attend church services, maintain a shrine to the royal family in a separate room of their homes, and obey the authorities. K-drama and K-pop are prevalent & possibly even aggressively exported as in OTL, but they are far less experimental and more formulaic, rejecting all notions of gender-fluidity or sexual liberation. Certain cities - including those formerly controlled by colonial powers - tend to be more liberal, however. Furthermore, in spite of what one might imagine would be the case in a military-run society, media is neither jingoistic nor does it necessarily promote violence or war.

    Hwaha's society - despite the abolition of the old Hopae system - retains a large degree of social stratification. Marginalization exists not on a strictly ethnic basis - though ethnic Hwahans do tend to have better access to education, services, and political positions by virtue of geography & mastery of the official 'court' language. Rather, society is based on social class. The highest class consists of former Yangban (warrior-scholars) clans. Like the Junkers of Prussia & Imperial Germany, these Yangban often seek employment as military officers to supplement their considerable agricultural incomes & seek prestige. Furthermore, the nation's military is directly in control of the government. Therefore, in the nation's military academies, as much emphasis is placed on the art of war as is placed on skillful administration. Such Yangban have been joined by a rising elite class of industrialists, Chaebol, who have dominated Hwaha's industrial scene for the past half century & brought Hwaha into the modern world.

    Below rests a large - but still minority - middle class of doctors, lawyers, bureaucrats and scholars - known as 'Chungin'. Though these individuals are of lower pedigree than the Yangban, and not quite so wealthy as Chaebol, many aspiring entrepreneurs and cadets do eventually break into the highest class of individuals. Below them rests the average workers - largely white-collar workers - Cheonmin - followed thereafter by those working in manual professions, or in irregular jobs such as free-lance work - Sangmin. While these social divides are not whatsoever codified in the law, the nation's economic & educational structure does maintain this stratification, though aspiring individuals often to rise up through scientific innovation, entrepreneurial acumen (the Chaebols case in point), or distinguished military service.

    Fashion trends & celebrity gossip generally center around Sanpogong - the nation's de facto cultural capital. Initially built in the 17th century as a summer palace, the site eventually morphed into a Versailles-style court with the establishment of the current dynasty - the Cheonsang. Eventually, though the government would be moved back to Seogyeong as the military began to assert further political control - Sanpogong would remain the royal family's residence & morph into a veritable city in its own right. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Sanpogong would be the nation's cultural capital. The royal family is of particular interest to most Hwahans, who generally tend to follow the fashions set by the dynasty's young princes. Hwaha does have a robust kpop industry, but these bands rarely set their own fashion trends.

    Despite the country being under 'military rule,' military service is not exalted as one might envision in a western concept of military dictatorship. Rather, military control is almost a vestige of the warring-states era, where military governments were normalized. Historically, given the Yangban's transition from a solely bureaucratic scholarly aristocracy into a martial land-owning class, the lines between military service and political control were substantially blurred. That is, military leadership emerged from the pre-existing administrative scholarly class, and the two became almost inseparable in Hwahan political culture. As a result, however, military service tends to be highly compensated - even at the lowest ranks - and career soldiering is seen as a perfectly acceptable mode of social advancement or even a comfortable middle-class life.

Proposed History
    Prior to the 19th century, Hwaha was embroiled in a fierce civil-war between rival warlord Bongwan, or clans. This era - referred to in Hwahan historiography as the 'Palguk Shida' (Hanja: 八國時代) ultimately involved eight competing dynasties - not including the various tribal groups, ruffians, and break-away minority states that had arisen in the half-century of chaos. At this time, the Emperor was divinely regarded, seen as a direct descendant of the initial God-Emperor Dangun. Therefore, the prize was not the throne itself, but rather the prestige and de facto political supremacy associated with it. Each clan sought to improve the political/territorial situation of both itself and its cadet or vassal clans while tribals sought to retain their independence.

    At this time, various Auressian Empires had even carved out various concessions, both territorial and economic. Many colonial administrations had taken to hiring more impoverished & destitute 'Gaemamusa,' or aristocratic warriors - as constables or colonial troops. Strictly speaking, Gaemamusa were members of the Yangban, or landed scholarly gentry. Throughout the span of the civil-strife, many enterprising (poorer) Yangban had taken to training their sons (alongside their traditional artistic scholarly pursuits) in the study of the Muyedobotongji, the practice of martial arts such as Taekwondo, and outfitting them with expensive weapons. Within such a historical context, the Yangban had become a de facto warrior caste.

    The nation would ultimately be reunited by the efforts of a Seon Ki Woong. Ki Woong, despite being the favorite child of his Yangban father, was also a bastard child from a Kisaeng mother. Because of his 'impure' bloodline, he could not find employment as an officer within the highly conservative Dongwak Clique - the polity in which he was born - nor could he legally receive an inheritance. Unable to stomach the humiliation of service as an enlisted infantryman, Ki Woong immigrated to a port city and sought employment as a constable where his martial training found him serving as an NCO equivalent. Seon, having studied the art of war full-time as an adolescent, was highly impressed by the Auressian methods of fighting, and began to idolize the colonial power he served. His ambition, intellect, and aggression allowed him - on the recommendation of the garrison's Auressian commander - to attend a military school in said nation.

    Eventually, Ki Woong would return to Hwaha at a colonial NCO and later find service with the King of Paekhan.

    Paekhan was the third most powerful warring clique, yet was perilously beset on all sides by rival kingdoms. Paekhan's 'Gukgong' (or 'Duke'), Cheol Myung Hoon, had determined that his faction desperately needed to modernize militarily. Ki Woong's understanding of advanced military techniques and weapons made him indispensable to Paekhan's military restructuring, arms acquisitions, and later even translating for highly paid 'guest' officers from Aruessia. Eventually, translating became commanding, and Ki Woong would lead Paekhan to victory after victory. Cheol, having no sons, would adopt Ki Woong into the Cheol Clan by marrying him to his daughter. Upon Cheol's death, Ki-Woong would secure control over Paekhan.

    After decades more of military victories, politicking, and atrocities, Ki Woong would capture Namgyeong (literally: 'South Capital') along with the Emperor. By this time, Ki Woong had become a national folk hero. He was beloved by the peasants for his supposedly humble birth & intentions to reform the institution of serfdom / abolish it, Gaemamusa officers for his self-professedly militaristic world-view, and by the foreign press/ powers for being both a Perendist & a modernist. Ki Woong was especially intimate with the plurality of Nestorian Tstesaan (Mongols) who felt that his rise would mean the tolerance of their beliefs. Ki Woong developed a particularly close friendship (and allegedly illicit romance) with Bolor, a wealthy Tstesaan widow, whose influence and wealth allowed her to play king-maker within Tstesaan society & ensured that Ki Woong would always have a suitable arm of elite light cavalry.

    Ambitious as ever, Ki Woong ultimately declared the end of the thousand-year Bal Dynasty dissolved, and declared Himself the 'Divinely Chosen Emperor'. A bloody uprising ensued with Ki Woong violently suppressing reactionary forces. After the uprising, Ki Woong would burn down Buddhist temples, massacre monks, and exterminate troublesome clans in what would be known as the Hundred Days of Judgement - which modern historians agree bordered on ethnic cleansing in some cases, with entire blood-lines and Hwahan dialects virtually obliterated. Thereafter, Ki-Woong would spend the next years pacifying the Empire's historic Manchu (Moringurun) & Jialiao regions through a combination of violence, coercion, concession-making, and intermarriages.

    After Ki-Woong's death, his son San-Min ('the Erudite Emperor') would scale back the extreme militarization of His father's era and focus on increasing literacy. San-Min, referred to contemporaneously as the 'Oriental Solomon,' also took this opportunity to popularize his father's religion. He invited foreign missionaries to come teach - and openly proselytize - allowing for even rural populations to receive some degree of literacy. Traditional Seowon were nationalized and placed in charge of church of clerical authorities. Additionally, San-Min reformed the Gwageo to now reflect Auressian texts such as the Bible and various economic & political texts. Finally, San-Min commissioned the development of a new script, Hangul.

    Ki-Tae, the Purifying Emperor, would wage Hwaha's first war against a colonial power, reconquering some form of colonial territory (islands?). He would also establish a secret police known as the 'Sambyeolcho.'
Economic Overview:
    Hwaha is classified as a developed country though it is a bit irregular in that many regions of the country are at essentially third-world standards. The heart of the Empire - the ethnic Hwahan Core regions - are teeming with bustling, modern, shining metropolises, and centers of industry where cars, processed foods, and information technology / electronics are exported by aggressive industrialist Chaebols. Further out, as one enters into Moringurun and Jialiao / Jinyun lands, the populace tends to be more rural but still has access to many amenities of modern life. However, the frontier desert & tundra regions tend to remain desolate & poor - with nomadic tribes still roaming in their traditional manner. Save for strategic infrastructure (i.e. monorail, highways), these areas are barren and relatively untouched by modern life.
Miscellaneous Information
Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: It looks like a neat & new experience, the community seems incredible, and the work put into it thus far looks amazing. This is a project I'd love to be a part of / RP with.
IIWiki and/or RP Sample: Resume.
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: None
Anything else to add?:


After discussion on Discord, all three are accepted!
Administrator of Aeia and Founder of Levilion

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Audunia
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Founded: Jun 29, 2020
Democratic Socialists

Postby Audunia » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:38 am

Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): The Free Republic of Audonia
Nation Name (Common): Audonia
Capital City: Morriston
Requested Location: Under discussion
Requested Population: 70,864,348
Culture: The culture itself is predominantly English due to Rhythene's colonisation of the area, however since the area also experienced Germanic colonisation, there are obvious German influences, such as family names and traditions. It's also influenced by both the natives that surrounded the state, but also by freed slaves that played an important role in the nation's development.
Government Type: Federal Parliamentary Republic
National Overview: The colonies that eventually went on to found Audonia were originally settled in the late 1600s, the Tyrnican colony of St Suibert's Land was founded first and occupied the northern region of the peninsula, while the Rythenean colony of Arabelline was settled in the south. The two regions came close to immediate conflict due to boundary disputes, but the quick intervention by the governors saw a rudimentary border draw across the peninsula and averted war for the time being.

The two economies differed greatly, with St Suibert's Land dealing in the cultivation and export of logging, while Arabelline quickly became the world's largest supplier of sugar cane and fruits, creating a significant wealth disparity between the two, however Arabelline's economy was greatly dependent on the slaves that worked the large plantations. Efforts were made by St Suibert's Land (then renamed to Audonia after the newborn prince) to disrupt this economy, namely by encouraging a number of escaped slaves to flee to Audonia where slavery was not as widespread. These culminated in a raid south to bring slaves north that escalated into a confrontation between the raiding Audonians and Arabellinean soldiers that left a number of dead in its wake. With neither country backing down, war broke out between the two colonies over the issue in 1759 and resulted in the expulsion of Tyrnica from their colony and the consolidation of Arabellinean control of the peninsula. Controversially, many escaped slaves residing in Audonia at the time of its capture were forcibly returned to slavery.

Resentment of this lead to slaves who evaded recapture founded a number of Ausser villages in the less populated swamp regions of the territory, out of the reach of the authorities. Deeming a large slave populace a hazard to the safety of the nation, the colony began to become the destination of a number of Rythenean prisoners, sent for both labour and to increase the number of ethnic Rytheneans compared to the Audonians. Among these prisoners were those accused of Republican sentiments and sent away in an effort to quieten their voices, however as a consequence, the arriving Rytheneans became increasingly radical, to the point that by the advent of the Rythenean Revolution, Arabelline had become a notorious hotbed of Republican activity and renowned for its political violence between the Republicans and the government, which wouldn't come to an end till the abolition of the monarchy in 1793.

However, despite the establishment of the Republic, many Arabellineans felt disenfranchised from Rythene, feeling that it had existed to exploit their territory and provide little in return. This discontent lay the basis of the Brother's of Freedom movement, dedicated to the independence of Arabelline, their numbers shrank quickly at the outbreak of the Amandine War of Independence, having smuggled themselves across to join the fight. Upon their return in 1807, the BoF became increasingly louder and, with an experienced core of anti-Auressians, began stockpiling weapons in the event of their own war of independence. They became a serious threat to Rythenean authorities by the end of the War of the Commons, their activities receiving wide support from the Arabelline populace who felt betrayed by Rythene reestablishing the monarchy. By 1817, the had declared their independence and renamed themselves to Audonia as it was felt inappropriate to maintain a consort's name for their colony and in the hope that the Tyrnican populace would ally themselves with the cause. Thus the War of Audonian Independence began. The war lasted only a year, due t Rythenean's disorganisation following the War of the Commons, in addition to the distance between the two nations and the garrisoned troops also feeling disillusioned with their homeland.

Following its successful war, the nation initially adapted a number of Amandine policies, such as a deliberately weak government, but felt that this was improper for the new nation. This saw beginning of the First Senatorial Conference, where the government was lined out, placing much of the power in the hands of a central government, which held a veto over the laws pass by the member provinces. It also formerly created the Expansion Corps, which oversaw potential regions for the nation to bring into their fold. One such region was the island of Burmondsey, which lay south-east from the south of Audonia, which it purchased from the then coloniser [NAME]. After the acquisition, it became a profitable trading hub for the nation, which in turn brought it into the eyes of the then expanding Confederation of Southern Marceaunia. The CSM invaded the island in 1829, six years after Audonia had purchased it. Realising the superiority of the CSM, Audonia surrendered the island to them, however quickly retook it in 1832 following the outbreak of the First Continental War which tore the CSM apart. Audonia assisted in this by supplying weapons and loans to the rebellion nations, seeking to isolate the new Federal Republic of Amandine by bringing its neighbours into its sphere of influence.

Due to its support of the freedom of the rebelling nations of the CSM, the continued existence of slavery in Audonia began to be discussed by leading citizens. While many agreed the institution was barbaric, many also feared for the safety of the white populace should a significant number of slaves be freed and allowed to move wherever they wished. This fear led to the Compromise of 1837, where slavery was officially abolished in Audonia, however the freed slaves were limited in where they could live, with a number of towns being designated 'Black Cities' where black citizens were allowed to live, most of these being the Ausser towns that lay within the swampy regions of the nation, however the city of Freedonia was constructed with the sole intention of black inhabitants. However, by 1850, the Compromise was deemed ineffective and dissolved by the Central Government.

All I got so far :3

Economic Overview:[/i] The Audonian economy has many of the key characteristics shared by most developed and industrialised nations, it's stand out industries are financial, of which Morriston is one of the largest financial centres in the world due to its deregulated market. Additionally, agriculture and lumber remain key regional industries, due to environmentally friendly policies instituted in the early 20th century allowed many of the forests to recover while still remaining profitable. Additionally, shipbuilding emerged in the 20th century as a major employer in the southern regions of Audonia, due to the presence of refining industries there allowing for the quick transfer of materials from factory to dry-dock. Tourism is also a major employer throughout the nation, as tourists frequently travel to experience the warm weather, picturesque beaches, and plantation houses.

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Cause
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Saint-Baptiste
Political Columnist
 
Posts: 3
Founded: Jun 30, 2020
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Saint-Baptiste » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:05 pm

Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): Republic of Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Nation Name (Common):Saint-Baptiste (commonly abbreviated to SB)
Capital City: Port-Anne
Requested Location: The island in the green box.
Requested Population: 31,880
Culture: 70.6% Black (or other, depending on the history of slavery), 19.8% Mixed, 8.6% White, 1.0% Other
Government Type: Unitary semi-presidential republic
National Overview: Saint-Baptiste is a island microstate in Marceaunia and former Blaykish colony until the late 1940s. First settled by Vervillia in 1551 and later exchanged to Blayk in 1745, Saint-Jean-Baptiste (it’s full name) became a small if notable suppler of cocoa, sugar, and especially coffee during its colonial period, harvested by an enslaved labour force that soon dominated the island. Although briefly claimed by Amandine during the latter’s war of liberation in the early 19th century, Saint-Baptiste stayed within Blaykish control until the late 1940s, although a growing nationalist movement emerged during the previous decades, including sporadic revolts and riots from the local population.

After achieving independence, Saint-Baptiste fell under the dictatorial control of its first president, Claude-Antoine Bachelet, who ruled the island under a state of emergency and martial law until his death in 1986. During this period, tourism was promoted as a way to secure Saint-Baptiste’s economic situation, especially after the 1960s and onwards. The following years after Bachelet’s death saw the softening of the regime, especially after economic collapse, and in 1991 Saint-Baptiste held its first free elections. Today, the island has developed a strong tourism sector and is seeing some of the fastest growth since its independence, but the wounds and scars of the Bachelet regime still are felt, and corruption and gridlock are a constant in Baptistois politics to this day.
Economic Overview: Saint-Baptiste is an emerging and developing economy, where tourism and the surrounding service sectors have only recently threatened the traditional primary industries of coffee, cocoa, and sugar production. Historically, Saint-Baptiste was a notable centre of sugar and coffee production during the colonial period, earning the nickname of “Coffee Island” (“Île de café”). In the modern day, Saint-Baptiste has seen exponential growth, and many Baptistois have been lifted out of poverty through the development of the island’s tourism industry. Despite this, income inequality remains high, and economic power remains in the hands of a few wealthy families and individuals.

Miscellaneous Information

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: Levilion just seems really cool! Also it’s nice to be a part of a region so early!
IIWiki and/or RP Sample: I have a lot! If you need them, just ask!
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: Nope!
Anything else to add?: I won’t be in full force on here until the end of August, to be honest (currently working on my MA thesis) but I will definitely be a around and able to do some smaller stuff for the time being!
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Tyrnica
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Posts: 1014
Founded: Jun 08, 2014
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Tyrnica » Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:58 pm

Audunia wrote:
Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): The Free Republic of Audonia
Nation Name (Common): Audonia
Capital City: Morriston
Requested Location: Under discussion
Requested Population: 70,864,348
Culture: The culture itself is predominantly English due to Rhythene's colonisation of the area, however since the area also experienced Germanic colonisation, there are obvious German influences, such as family names and traditions. It's also influenced by both the natives that surrounded the state, but also by freed slaves that played an important role in the nation's development.
Government Type: Federal Parliamentary Republic
National Overview: The colonies that eventually went on to found Audonia were originally settled in the late 1600s, the Tyrnican colony of St Suibert's Land was founded first and occupied the northern region of the peninsula, while the Rythenean colony of Arabelline was settled in the south. The two regions came close to immediate conflict due to boundary disputes, but the quick intervention by the governors saw a rudimentary border draw across the peninsula and averted war for the time being.

The two economies differed greatly, with St Suibert's Land dealing in the cultivation and export of logging, while Arabelline quickly became the world's largest supplier of sugar cane and fruits, creating a significant wealth disparity between the two, however Arabelline's economy was greatly dependent on the slaves that worked the large plantations. Efforts were made by St Suibert's Land (then renamed to Audonia after the newborn prince) to disrupt this economy, namely by encouraging a number of escaped slaves to flee to Audonia where slavery was not as widespread. These culminated in a raid south to bring slaves north that escalated into a confrontation between the raiding Audonians and Arabellinean soldiers that left a number of dead in its wake. With neither country backing down, war broke out between the two colonies over the issue in 1759 and resulted in the expulsion of Tyrnica from their colony and the consolidation of Arabellinean control of the peninsula. Controversially, many escaped slaves residing in Audonia at the time of its capture were forcibly returned to slavery.

Resentment of this lead to slaves who evaded recapture founded a number of Ausser villages in the less populated swamp regions of the territory, out of the reach of the authorities. Deeming a large slave populace a hazard to the safety of the nation, the colony began to become the destination of a number of Rythenean prisoners, sent for both labour and to increase the number of ethnic Rytheneans compared to the Audonians. Among these prisoners were those accused of Republican sentiments and sent away in an effort to quieten their voices, however as a consequence, the arriving Rytheneans became increasingly radical, to the point that by the advent of the Rythenean Revolution, Arabelline had become a notorious hotbed of Republican activity and renowned for its political violence between the Republicans and the government, which wouldn't come to an end till the abolition of the monarchy in 1793.

However, despite the establishment of the Republic, many Arabellineans felt disenfranchised from Rythene, feeling that it had existed to exploit their territory and provide little in return. This discontent lay the basis of the Brother's of Freedom movement, dedicated to the independence of Arabelline, their numbers shrank quickly at the outbreak of the Amandine War of Independence, having smuggled themselves across to join the fight. Upon their return in 1807, the BoF became increasingly louder and, with an experienced core of anti-Auressians, began stockpiling weapons in the event of their own war of independence. They became a serious threat to Rythenean authorities by the end of the War of the Commons, their activities receiving wide support from the Arabelline populace who felt betrayed by Rythene reestablishing the monarchy. By 1817, the had declared their independence and renamed themselves to Audonia as it was felt inappropriate to maintain a consort's name for their colony and in the hope that the Tyrnican populace would ally themselves with the cause. Thus the War of Audonian Independence began. The war lasted only a year, due t Rythenean's disorganisation following the War of the Commons, in addition to the distance between the two nations and the garrisoned troops also feeling disillusioned with their homeland.

Following its successful war, the nation initially adapted a number of Amandine policies, such as a deliberately weak government, but felt that this was improper for the new nation. This saw beginning of the First Senatorial Conference, where the government was lined out, placing much of the power in the hands of a central government, which held a veto over the laws pass by the member provinces. It also formerly created the Expansion Corps, which oversaw potential regions for the nation to bring into their fold. One such region was the island of Burmondsey, which lay south-east from the south of Audonia, which it purchased from the then coloniser [NAME]. After the acquisition, it became a profitable trading hub for the nation, which in turn brought it into the eyes of the then expanding Confederation of Southern Marceaunia. The CSM invaded the island in 1829, six years after Audonia had purchased it. Realising the superiority of the CSM, Audonia surrendered the island to them, however quickly retook it in 1832 following the outbreak of the First Continental War which tore the CSM apart. Audonia assisted in this by supplying weapons and loans to the rebellion nations, seeking to isolate the new Federal Republic of Amandine by bringing its neighbours into its sphere of influence.

Due to its support of the freedom of the rebelling nations of the CSM, the continued existence of slavery in Audonia began to be discussed by leading citizens. While many agreed the institution was barbaric, many also feared for the safety of the white populace should a significant number of slaves be freed and allowed to move wherever they wished. This fear led to the Compromise of 1837, where slavery was officially abolished in Audonia, however the freed slaves were limited in where they could live, with a number of towns being designated 'Black Cities' where black citizens were allowed to live, most of these being the Ausser towns that lay within the swampy regions of the nation, however the city of Freedonia was constructed with the sole intention of black inhabitants. However, by 1850, the Compromise was deemed ineffective and dissolved by the Central Government.

All I got so far :3

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Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: Cause
IIWiki and/or RP Sample:
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: Nah bruv
Anything else to add?:


Pending the inclusion of the economic information, accepted!

Saint-Baptiste wrote:
Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): Republic of Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Nation Name (Common):Saint-Baptiste (commonly abbreviated to SB)
Capital City: Port-Anne
Requested Location: The island in the green box.
Requested Population: 31,880
Culture: 70.6% Black (or other, depending on the history of slavery), 19.8% Mixed, 8.6% White, 1.0% Other
Government Type: Unitary semi-presidential republic
National Overview: Saint-Baptiste is a island microstate in Marceaunia and former Blaykish colony until the late 1940s. First settled by Vervillia in 1551 and later exchanged to Blayk in 1745, Saint-Jean-Baptiste (it’s full name) became a small if notable suppler of cocoa, sugar, and especially coffee during its colonial period, harvested by an enslaved labour force that soon dominated the island. Although briefly claimed by Amandine during the latter’s war of liberation in the early 19th century, Saint-Baptiste stayed within Blaykish control until the late 1940s, although a growing nationalist movement emerged during the previous decades, including sporadic revolts and riots from the local population.

After achieving independence, Saint-Baptiste fell under the dictatorial control of its first president, Claude-Antoine Bachelet, who ruled the island under a state of emergency and martial law until his death in 1986. During this period, tourism was promoted as a way to secure Saint-Baptiste’s economic situation, especially after the 1960s and onwards. The following years after Bachelet’s death saw the softening of the regime, especially after economic collapse, and in 1991 Saint-Baptiste held its first free elections. Today, the island has developed a strong tourism sector and is seeing some of the fastest growth since its independence, but the wounds and scars of the Bachelet regime still are felt, and corruption and gridlock are a constant in Baptistois politics to this day.
Economic Overview: Saint-Baptiste is an emerging and developing economy, where tourism and the surrounding service sectors have only recently threatened the traditional primary industries of coffee, cocoa, and sugar production. Historically, Saint-Baptiste was a notable centre of sugar and coffee production during the colonial period, earning the nickname of “Coffee Island” (“Île de café”). In the modern day, Saint-Baptiste has seen exponential growth, and many Baptistois have been lifted out of poverty through the development of the island’s tourism industry. Despite this, income inequality remains high, and economic power remains in the hands of a few wealthy families and individuals.

Miscellaneous Information

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: Levilion just seems really cool! Also it’s nice to be a part of a region so early!
IIWiki and/or RP Sample: I have a lot! If you need them, just ask!
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: Nope!
Anything else to add?: I won’t be in full force on here until the end of August, to be honest (currently working on my MA thesis) but I will definitely be a around and able to do some smaller stuff for the time being!


Accepted!
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Izbien
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 15
Founded: Oct 13, 2014
Father Knows Best State

Postby Izbien » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:03 pm

Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): The Constitution Republic of Itsalotu
Nation Name (Common): Itsa
Capital City: Esocamen
Requested Location: Roughly something like this:
Image

Requested Population: 35.352 Million
Culture: !Basque - Eumenan
Government Type:Unitary Semi-Presidental Parlimentary Constitutional Republic
National Overview: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vUD ... sp=sharing
Economic Overview: ^ at the end of that document

Miscellaneous Information

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: I’m interested in joining this region because I am interested in in-depth roleplay and a region that is serious when it comes to that
IIWiki and/or RP Sample: https://www.nationstates.net/nation=aza ... ok/id=main
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: Some earlier warnings when I was younger (over 5 years ago), other than that nothing.
Anything else to add?: Nope just excited to join

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Azanaire
Attaché
 
Posts: 72
Founded: Feb 14, 2020
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Azanaire » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:10 pm

Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): The Republic of Ernetia
Nation Name (Common): Erentia
Capital City: Asernas
Requested Location: https://imgur.com/DRa1Njc
Requested Population: 15.2 milion
Culture: Eamenkuaan (BASQUE)
Government Type: Federal democratic republic
National Overview:

The Third Republic of Erentia is a Ibero-Romance nation that sits on the southern face of Auressia. Modern-day aspects of an Erentian Republic began around 500-170 BCE as the city-state of Asernas under Mayor Pellio Epidius, an renowned statesman and a national history figure, united several villages with his city. The First Erentian Republic lasted from that time period until around 200 BCE, when the Subarine Empire successfully conquered the region along with Itsa.

This occupation lasted for over 400 years in which the capitol of Asernas was transformed into a more industrialized and innovative city for its time. Major literature and educational works were founded that allowed Sabarines to convert local pagan tribes to Perendism, with large opposition along the Iteau Plateau which resulted in various alliances with the neighboring Itsan people. Asernas became a renowned city in Southern Auressia because of the Sabarines influence that allowed radical transformation in four centuries.

The Sabarije Empire ruled over Erneria until the late 1500s when nobleman Yanjis Sundaro conquered much of the countryside and transformed the country into a desolate and devoid monarchica state.

The royal Sundaro family would rule the Erentian states until 1793, when the effects of the Great Upheavel launched various democratic republicanism movements to spread across the land and ended with the last Duke of Erentia burned to the stake in Asernas in the later months of 1793. The Second Erentian Republic would soon be formed after the Ducal State's collapse. President Sebastia Mirandola was elected in 1794 for a five year term, the first democratic election since 1600.

As Erentia continued to rise in economic and cultural influence in the Southern reaches of Auressia, it supported the Burgher Elites claim against the throne of Itsa in its civil war in the early 19th century, causing a modest rift in the nations economic and political connections for several decades. President Illia Zamudio, who served from 1874-1884 after the death of her husband Filipe Zamudio, was the first official Female Erentian Head of Government and became known for cruel reign as President. She was the first Erentian President to be removed from office via the National Assembly, resulting in her arrest for alleged crimes agains the Erentian Constitution.

In the lead up to the First Great War, Erentia opened up dozens of embassies in Auressian countries to further economical and national ties
and began the process of modernizing its Defense Forces. It openly supported Rythene's foreign policies in hopes Rythene would request hope from the Enertian Government and Enertia would be able to spread its influence across the globe. As the Coalition trimpuhied in the First Great War, Enertia greatly grew economically and on a national standpoint.

During the Second Great War, Enertia joined the Allies and was an ardent supporter of the Northern Auressian Confederation.


Economic Overview:

Enertia uses a capitalist system with lots of free trade pacts and unionized workforces. It is also the largest producer of green energy in Auressia.

Miscellaneous Information

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: I am interest in the great lore, the amazing rolpelay time, and I want to start anew.
IIWiki and/or RP Sample: https://www.nationstates.net/nation=aza ... ok/id=main
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: Nope
Anything else to add?:
Not at this time.
Last edited by Azanaire on Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:23 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Krugmar
Minister
 
Posts: 2067
Founded: May 06, 2012
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Krugmar » Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:38 am

Basic Information

People Name (Official): Exonym: Rasmeans 1 (Rasmean: რაზმი Razmi; Blaykish: Rasmais) Endonym: Khamli 2 (Rasmean: ხამლიველები Khamlivelebi)

Capital City: N/A
Requested Location: N/A
Requested Population: Possibly ~20 million, this really depends on how many people desire in their nations
Culture: An itinerant, diasporic peoples, it is difficult to pin down a singular culture for them. They are split between multiple geographic groupings, which tend to share dialects and cultural traits. That said each group also acclimatises to their resident nation, picking up the language, culture, and assimilating partly into the national identity of their adoptive home.

What really unifies them is their shared 'x' religion 3, which is both a cultural and religious phenomenon which binds their communities. Adherence to this religion, and often being forced to live in separate areas, has kept their culture alive, but has made them an 'other'. As such they have been subject to persecutions, pogroms, and ethnic cleansing throughout history.
Government Type: There is no international government for the Rasmeans, and they often participate in many local and national governments as citizens of their respective nations. Two important international organisations are the Rasmean Agency, which aims to preserve their global community, and protect their rights, and the second is the Regent's Court, a religious organisation dedicated to preserving their temples, training religious figures, running faith schools, etc.
National Overview: Historically their reason for being an itinerant people is the gradual loss of their homeland. This migration largely happened in three waves, the first being a mercantile colonisation of the !Mediterranean, as they settled communities far and wide. The second was the crushing of their kingdom by the Sabarians, and the forced export of their religious leaders to Sabaria. The third and final was the migration of 'something' which saw them largely displaced, with only some remaining in their former homeland.
Economic Overview: Historically Rasmeans have been members of the working and underclass, often forced into jobs held as taboo or of low-standing by society, such as butchers, gravekeepers, tanners, dieners, and servants. After the 16th century some were able to come to prominence, as merchants, shippers, business owners, financiers, and tavern-owners, but the vast majority would not see any social or economic mobility until the mid 20th century, when more opportunities began to open up for them. In developed countries they tend to be middle-class, more educated and slightly wealthier than average.

Miscellaneous Information
1 - Comes from Middle Persian lcm (razm), meaning brigade, posse
2 - Comes from Proto-Kartvelian *qaml- (“sheep skin”), referencing a type of footwear commonly used
3 - I don't have anything concrete down for it, but I have some ideas I'd like to develop later

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: Yes
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Any issues with NationStates moderation?: No
Anything else to add?:
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Liec made me tell you to consider Kylaris

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Karuliussa
Civilian
 
Posts: 1
Founded: Jul 05, 2020
Ex-Nation

Postby Karuliussa » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:07 am

Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): Republic of Karuliussa (Sèrpublik n Karüliutnè)
Nation Name (Common): Karuliussa
Capital City: Sallipèdane
Requested Location: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/ ... 00/app.png
Requested Population: 17,796,261
Culture: Karuliussak (modified ancient Anatolian hybrid)
Government Type: Unitary Parliamentary Republic
National Overview:
Coming forwards from a military-dictatorship, the people of Karuliussa present themselves as a proud people as they attempt to renegotiate international politics, assess what they can do, and to restore and repair themselves after a stagnant autocracy.
Deriving from great kingdoms of Antiquity across the eastern Hemetrian Sea, the Karuliussak people have survived the great-migrations of Auressia and the influences from emerging empires; the principalities and kingdoms that inhabited its rocky, fertile coast maintaining a semblance of continuity for a nation.
Economic Overview:
Recovering from regime change and different economic policies, the state will to shift towards developing a mixed economy with a better business environment to private investment. Primary exports of the nation include mining, petroleum, food, tobacco and textiles.
Reforms are challenged by its low income levels, poor public-sector bureaucracy, administrative capacity and corruption.

Miscellaneous Information

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?:Bunch o’ good folks.
IIWiki and/or RP Sample:
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: no
Anything else to add?: Not a big fan of writing awfully specific great big histories in an app as I feel the general theme of the nation should stand on its own until I have other nations to bounce Ideas off for a more complex history
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Tyrnica
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1014
Founded: Jun 08, 2014
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Tyrnica » Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:30 am

Izbien wrote:
Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): The Constitution Republic of Itsalotu
Nation Name (Common): Itsa
Capital City: Esocamen
Requested Location: Roughly something like this: (Image)
Requested Population: 35.352 Million
Culture: !Basque - Eumenan
Government Type:Unitary Semi-Presidental Parlimentary Constitutional Republic
National Overview: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vUD ... sp=sharing
Economic Overview: ^ at the end of that document

Miscellaneous Information

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: I’m interested in joining this region because I am interested in in-depth roleplay and a region that is serious when it comes to that
IIWiki and/or RP Sample: https://www.nationstates.net/nation=aza ... ok/id=main
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: Some earlier warnings when I was younger (over 5 years ago), other than that nothing.
Anything else to add?: Nope just excited to join

Azanaire wrote:
Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): The Republic of Ernetia
Nation Name (Common): Erentia
Capital City: Asernas
Requested Location: https://imgur.com/DRa1Njc
Requested Population: 15.2 milion
Culture: Eamenkuaan (BASQUE)
Government Type: Federal democratic republic
National Overview:

The Third Republic of Erentia is a Ibero-Romance nation that sits on the southern face of Auressia. Modern-day aspects of an Erentian Republic began around 500-170 BCE as the city-state of Asernas under Mayor Pellio Epidius, an renowned statesman and a national history figure, united several villages with his city. The First Erentian Republic lasted from that time period until around 200 BCE, when the Subarine Empire successfully conquered the region along with Itsa.

This occupation lasted for over 400 years in which the capitol of Asernas was transformed into a more industrialized and innovative city for its time. Major literature and educational works were founded that allowed Sabarines to convert local pagan tribes to Perendism, with large opposition along the Iteau Plateau which resulted in various alliances with the neighboring Itsan people. Asernas became a renowned city in Southern Auressia because of the Sabarines influence that allowed radical transformation in four centuries.

The Sabarije Empire ruled over Erneria until the late 1500s when nobleman Yanjis Sundaro conquered much of the countryside and transformed the country into a desolate and devoid monarchica state.

The royal Sundaro family would rule the Erentian states until 1793, when the effects of the Great Upheavel launched various democratic republicanism movements to spread across the land and ended with the last Duke of Erentia burned to the stake in Asernas in the later months of 1793. The Second Erentian Republic would soon be formed after the Ducal State's collapse. President Sebastia Mirandola was elected in 1794 for a five year term, the first democratic election since 1600.

As Erentia continued to rise in economic and cultural influence in the Southern reaches of Auressia, it supported the Burgher Elites claim against the throne of Itsa in its civil war in the early 19th century, causing a modest rift in the nations economic and political connections for several decades. President Illia Zamudio, who served from 1874-1884 after the death of her husband Filipe Zamudio, was the first official Female Erentian Head of Government and became known for cruel reign as President. She was the first Erentian President to be removed from office via the National Assembly, resulting in her arrest for alleged crimes agains the Erentian Constitution.

In the lead up to the First Great War, Erentia opened up dozens of embassies in Auressian countries to further economical and national ties
and began the process of modernizing its Defense Forces. It openly supported Rythene's foreign policies in hopes Rythene would request hope from the Enertian Government and Enertia would be able to spread its influence across the globe. As the Coalition trimpuhied in the First Great War, Enertia greatly grew economically and on a national standpoint.

During the Second Great War, Enertia joined the Allies and was an ardent supporter of the Northern Auressian Confederation.


Economic Overview:

Enertia uses a capitalist system with lots of free trade pacts and unionized workforces. It is also the largest producer of green energy in Auressia.

Miscellaneous Information

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: I am interest in the great lore, the amazing rolpelay time, and I want to start anew.
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People Name (Official): Exonym: Rasmeans 1 (Rasmean: რაზმი Razmi; Blaykish: Rasmais) Endonym: Khamli 2 (Rasmean: ხამლიველები Khamlivelebi)

Capital City: N/A
Requested Location: N/A
Requested Population: Possibly ~20 million, this really depends on how many people desire in their nations
Culture: An itinerant, diasporic peoples, it is difficult to pin down a singular culture for them. They are split between multiple geographic groupings, which tend to share dialects and cultural traits. That said each group also acclimatises to their resident nation, picking up the language, culture, and assimilating partly into the national identity of their adoptive home.

What really unifies them is their shared 'x' religion 3, which is both a cultural and religious phenomenon which binds their communities. Adherence to this religion, and often being forced to live in separate areas, has kept their culture alive, but has made them an 'other'. As such they have been subject to persecutions, pogroms, and ethnic cleansing throughout history.
Government Type: There is no international government for the Rasmeans, and they often participate in many local and national governments as citizens of their respective nations. Two important international organisations are the Rasmean Agency, which aims to preserve their global community, and protect their rights, and the second is the Regent's Court, a religious organisation dedicated to preserving their temples, training religious figures, running faith schools, etc.
National Overview: Historically their reason for being an itinerant people is the gradual loss of their homeland. This migration largely happened in three waves, the first being a mercantile colonisation of the !Mediterranean, as they settled communities far and wide. The second was the crushing of their kingdom by the Sabarians, and the forced export of their religious leaders to Sabaria. The third and final was the migration of 'something' which saw them largely displaced, with only some remaining in their former homeland.
Economic Overview: Historically Rasmeans have been members of the working and underclass, often forced into jobs held as taboo or of low-standing by society, such as butchers, gravekeepers, tanners, dieners, and servants. After the 16th century some were able to come to prominence, as merchants, shippers, business owners, financiers, and tavern-owners, but the vast majority would not see any social or economic mobility until the mid 20th century, when more opportunities began to open up for them. In developed countries they tend to be middle-class, more educated and slightly wealthier than average.

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1 - Comes from Middle Persian lcm (razm), meaning brigade, posse
2 - Comes from Proto-Kartvelian *qaml- (“sheep skin”), referencing a type of footwear commonly used
3 - I don't have anything concrete down for it, but I have some ideas I'd like to develop later

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Valgia
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 12
Founded: Jun 08, 2019
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Valgia » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:10 am

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Nation Name (Official): The Kingdom of Valgia
Nation Name (Common): Valgia
Capital City: Brunheim
Requested Location:
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Requested Population: 11.46 million
Culture: !Dutch (with little !serbian culture near the southern border)
Government Type: Unitary Constitutional Monarchy
National Overview:
Valgia is a west-germanic nation located in the central Auressian region. Valgia is one of (if not the only) monarchy that gained and retained its monarchal status after the first great war. The nation itself was a part of a much larger kingdom back before its independence, predominantly known as the territory of southern Tyrnica since 14th century.

Valgia served as the primary source of all Tyrnican agricultural needs because of its geographical situation, hence the name "Valgia" originated from the word "Valg", meaning "arable land" in the old Valgian language. It was a duchy back in the days of Tyrnican rule, but managed to broke off as an independent monarchy in the 1712. This was due to the people of Valgia disagreed with the ascension of Queen Hedwig as the monarch of Tyrnica. The revolt started in the early 1709, in which the separatist movements were led by the House of Alfred, the ruling house in Valgia. The ruling house started to back up the resistance in the war that lasted around six years, until the Tyrnican monarch eventually left as Valgia managed to held off the royal army, and decided it was nothing worth the trouble to gain Valgian territory back. The Tyrnican kingdom eventually acknowledged the independence of a new kingdom with King Alfred I being the first monarch, but relation had gone awry as small incidents and clashes did still happen along the border.

The relation with Tyrnica eventually normalised over decades, and Valgia started to maintain a close-alignment with the Tyrnican kingdom, which consequentially, Valgia allies with Tyrnica in the first great war. Despite being the ally of Tyrnica, the "uti possidetis" policy resulted in Valgia being abandoned at the end of 1914. The loss of the Galene League led Valgia to be pressurized politically by its neighbouring countries, and eventually led to a political reform where Valgia became a constitutional monarchy at the end of 1918. Valgia also eventually established a mutual relations with other neighboring nations such as Rythene, Blayk and Avilime. This helped the economy after the war, since Valgia managed to gain a lot of income from trading with other Auressian nations, as well as became a trade hub for merchants across the world, particularly from the eastern world.

In the second great war, Valgia aligned with The Allies to help fight The Axis bloc. Valgia sent some of its troops to help the fighting in the far east against Songha, supporting The Allies through food and medical assistance, as well as suppressing the rising axis power in Vervillia. After the war, as Valgia didn't experience such destruction from both wars, Valgia continued to expand its agriculture wing internationally, and things went smoothly since, until 1960. In the 1960s and 1970s, Valgia experienced a great social and cultural change, such as rapid de-segregations characterized by the decay of the old divisions along political and religious lines. Youths, and students in particular, rejected traditional mores and pushed for change in matters such as women's rights, sexuality, disarmament and environmental issues. This led into a lot of people enrolled in universities, and the government spent most of its budgets on the educational sector, leaving Valgia with almost 99% literacy rate.

Since 1990, Valgia has been known for its economical development, social and cultural movements, entertainment (nightlife) and sports. The reform in the 1960s and 1970s led the society to become more freedom-oriented while still maintaining compassion towards each other, and have an outstanding nightlife which would later led to many music genres emerged from the entertainment industry of Valgia. Sports, especially motor racing and football also became the main interest of Valgian people. Since the introduction of oil-driven engine in the 1900s, Valgia has became one of (if not the only) nation where racing is extremely popular and a nation-wide championship is regularly held in various fields such as open-wheel racing, rally, etc.
Valgian capital, Brunheim also slowly became packed with locals and expatriates from all around the world. This would later fasten the advancement of Valgian infrastructure, particularly in Brunheim and its surroundings.

Economic Overview:
Valgia has a prosperous and open economy, which depends heavily on foreign trade. The economy is noted for stable industrial relations, with a fairly low unemployment and inflation. Valgia focuses its exports on food and livestock, machinery, technology and fuel.
Valgia lagged behind its neighboring countries as agriculture was its only export and had to compete against other nations until the early 1950 where Cadmus industrial conglomerate arose and attracted a lot of investors from all around the world. This triggered the uprising of Valgian companies focusing in fields other than agriculture, such as machinery, technology, and manufacturing. In the 1967, a gas-rich field was found off shore southern Valgia and would soon became one of the main exports for Valgia. Companies focusing on technological sector such as making office computing and financial softwares also emerged in the 1980s thanks to the founding of microprocessors and computers. Since then, Valgia has been transitioning from an agricultural nation to a nation excels in industrial field and technology, while still retaining its agricultural sector, benefitting from technological advancement.

Miscellaneous Information

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: I've been wanting to have an alt version of myself in European settings--and so I created this nation but never had a proper region to reside in, it CTE until around two days ago, I tried to log in, browse through the forum, found this region and it looked just perfect. Especially after I read the lore.
IIWiki and/or RP Sample: Example from Ascion (its a dispatch of my main nation in a closed-world region, I only use Ascion to play with my college mate, if you want proof I can give you)
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: No
Anything else to add?:None as of now
Last edited by Valgia on Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:40 am, edited 3 times in total.

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Krugmar
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Posts: 2067
Founded: May 06, 2012
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Krugmar » Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:55 am

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Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): Palian Republic| Paúlesco República
Nation Name (Common): Palia | Paúlia
Capital City: Montemolín
Requested Location: Next to Castelana
Requested Population: 45,537,289
Culture: !Ibero-Romance, sans Portuguese-Galician, with !Italics in the east
Government Type: Unitary semi-presidential republic
National Overview: History
Originally a land of !Iberians and !Celts, a lot of history tbd until conquest by the Sabarine Empire. Over the centuries it becomes !Romance-speaking, and after the Sabarine Empire collapses likely splits, or comes under a new ruling elite, all tbd. Most medieval history is tbd, depending on what the Imperial Confederacy does during this period.

The 17th century sees a highly centralised Kingdom of Palia undergo a golden age of military power and economic boon, aided by its wealthy colonies in Maurecania, modern-day Aiyaca and Rocia. Great expenditure during the 18th century sees drastic economic decline, and the Rythenean Revolution sets off a sister revolution, which leads to the creation of the republic under the !Jacobin Julian Napoles (Julián Nápoles; a Robespierre-Napoleon -esque figure). The death of Napoles allows the moderate !Jacobins to sue for peace and restores Palia's place in the Imperial Confederacy, albeit as a republic. Great War and modern stuff tbd.

Politics
Palia utilises a semi-presidential system, specifically the president-parliamentary kind. It is dominated politically by the !Jacobin party, which is split mainly between rightist and leftist factions, and grand coalition governments are common. It is unitary and heavily centralised, politically and culturally, which causes friction amongst minority groups seeking autonomy.

Economic Overview: A developed nation with a GDP (PPP) per capita of 51,438, Gini of 33.4, and HDI of 0.921

Perhaps part of a single currency with the rest of the Imperial Confederacy?

Miscellaneous Information

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: Declined
IIWiki and/or RP Sample:
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: No, but I hear the Levilion moderation have issues with how I keep answering the above questions
Anything else to add?:
Last edited by Krugmar on Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:55 am, edited 2 times in total.
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The Kingdom of Glitter
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 12221
Founded: Jan 08, 2014
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby The Kingdom of Glitter » Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:13 am

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Nation Name (Official): Republic of Rocia
Nation Name (Common): Rocia
Capital City: Sierra Blanca
Requested Location: TBD
Requested Population: 31,403,515
Culture:
-Ethnic Group(s): Mestizo, !Andean peoples, White Rocian, Black Rocian
-Language(s): !Spanish, !Quechua, !Aymara
Government Type: Unitary presidential republic
National Overview: Prior to colonization, Rocia was home to an expansive empire of the !Inca. Centuries of cultural achievements and developments flourished within the empire, but collapsed following invasion and conquest by Palian conquistadors. The Viceroyalty of Rocia was established, home to much of Marceaunia Minor's south-eastern coastline. Rocia was the premier Palian colony in Marceaunia for over 150 years, providing the Palian crown with new found wealth and prestige. During the Marceaunia Wars for Independence, the loyalties of the Viceroyalty were split between revolutionaries and loyalists. Various Audiencias switched sides throughout the conflict, prolonging the duration of the conflicts which began in 1797 and ran unto the 1810s/20s. Upon independence, the Union of the Ailliacan and Rocian Republics, commonly known as the Aillaca-Rocia Union, formed out of the territories of the Viceroyalty of Rocia. For half a century, the Union had significant influence over Marceaunia affairs. Growing internal divisions and external threats resulted in the break-up of the Union in 1906, when the current Rocian state was established. It was governed by a mix of conservative, religious, and reactionary parties from independence until the 1940s when a relative wave of liberalism began. Prior to liberalism of the 1940s, Mestizos, Natives, and Black Rocians faced significant restrictions. Many Mestizos with clear Native backgrounds did not have full citizenship, while Natives and Black Rocians were denied citizenship entirely. Conditions improved and the economy grew between 1940 and 1960, but wealth was largely concentrated in coastal, "white" urban centers. A military coup in the 1960s ended liberal reforms and stiffled economic development. The military government faced insurgency among the Native populations in present-day Chawpisuyu. The military government fell in the 1990s and the country transitioned towards democracy. The insurgency was temporary suspended, but a right-wing government in the late 1990s reignited violence after a short period. The election of the left-wing Fernándo Ortolano in 2002 radically transformed the country, which saw a significant reduction in wealth inequality. A ceasefire was negotiated between Ortolano and Chawpisuyu in 2003. The rights for Natives also improved and a new constitution introduced in 2006 significantly improved their standing, making their languages co-official and reducing restrictions on citizenship. A corruption scandal in 2012 resulted in Ortolano's removal from office and the installation of a new right-wing president. This significantly altered the political situation, and pushes towards right-wing economics re-ignited insurgency in Chawpisuyu in 2012. The government has struggled to assert control over the break-away provinces, which have de-facto independence. The country is extremely polarized between the populations that view themselves as white and those that view themselves as Native, with many Mestizos caught between the two. There is still low-intensity skirmishes in contested border regions and the government controversially sponsors right-wing militias to counter the separatists. These militia groups have come under intense criticism for their brutality and violent treatment of rebel and civilian populations.
Economic Overview: Starting in the 1990s, Rocia experienced significant economic growth. It has a GDP (PPP) per capiti of $15,039 and a GDP (nominal) per capita of $8,717. The country has an HDI of .752. During the 1990s after the transition to democracy, economic reforms were issued that addressed agriculture, state ownership of key industries, and foreign direct investment. This resulted in several years of economic growth until the Ortolano presidency began in 2002. His government introduced a number of more radical reforms, including the merger of hundreds of companies into partially state-owned ventures, increases in state-spending and investment in rural areas, and higher taxes on the wealthy. Since Ortolano's ousting, many of these policies have since been reversed. Most partially state-owned ventures were sold to foreign investors, with the exception of media which has remained consolidated and favors the incumbent Riviera-Murillo government.

Miscellaneous Information

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: I always liked this nation and Levilion seems like a great community for it to fit into.
IIWiki and/or RP Sample:
-For Rocia: https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Rocia
-Other: https://iiwiki.us/wiki/https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Caldia
Any issues with NationStates moderation?:None since 2015
Anything else to add?:
Last edited by The Kingdom of Glitter on Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:13 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Eskaeba
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Posts: 90
Founded: Feb 16, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Eskaeba » Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:38 pm

Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): Lacasine Republic of Aiyaca
Nation Name (Common): Aiyaca
Capital City: La Sagrada
Requested Location: TBD
Requested Population: 21,334,272
Culture: 57% Mestizo, 28% Indigenous (specific groups TBD)
Government Type: Federal presidential republic
National Overview:
/// Indigenous history is essentially identical to Rocia ///
The Viceroyalty of Rocia was established in 1553, and encompassed both modern-day Aiyaca and Rocia, however had its capital in Verbo Divino, which stunted development within Aiyaca due to its distance from the capital. Palian settlers and colonialists eventually pushed the native Runakuna peoples more inland as they settled both La Sagrada and San Luis in the 1600s. Its high mestizo population saw it become one of the fiercest pro-independence audiencias within the Marceaunian viceroyalties during the Marceaunian Wars of Independence, most notably being the birthplace of Manuel Lacasa, who secured much of the continent's independence from Palia. He established the Aillacan-Rocian Union, a confederation of the two states, and became one of Marceaunia's premier states. Internal strife and external influence saw the Union break apart in 1906.

The modern Aiyacan state was established in 1906, with its constitution drafted and ratified two years later. In 1908, J.A. Curbelo was elected as the country's first president, enacting a series of reforms that included universal healthcare, free high school education and a limited work week, paving the way for an early left-wing Aiyacan state. His politics eventually came to be known as Curbellism and was later adopted by the Estadistas as one of its official ideologies. Following a series of corruption allegations, president Simón Molina was removed from the presidency and eventually charged with bribery and murder by the military junta that followed. The military, under general Pablo Pardo, ruled the country from 1927 to 1948, before eventually being ousted from power by mass defections and the Illescas Revolution in 1948. Pardo was imprisoned and killed and free elections were re-established in 1949. Since then, the country has been ruled exclusively by the left-wing Estadistas, and the country has been described as a dominant-party state
Economic Overview: Aiyaca's economy is run mainly through the principles of a social democratic mixed-market economy. Many essential industries are nationalised and the government maintains essential services free of charge to the population. It is a fairly developed economy with a GDP per capita of $16,272 (nominal) / $22,877 (PPP).

Miscellaneous Information
Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: Aiyaca remontada
IIWiki and/or RP Sample:
-Aiyaca: https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Aiyaca and https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Manuel_Lacasa
-Other: https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Narozalica

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Tyrnica
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1014
Founded: Jun 08, 2014
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Tyrnica » Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:25 am

Valgia wrote:
Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): The Kingdom of Valgia
Nation Name (Common): Valgia
Capital City: Brunheim
Requested Location:
(Image)
Requested Population: 11.46 million
Culture: !Dutch (with little !serbian culture near the southern border)
Government Type: Unitary Constitutional Monarchy
National Overview:
Valgia is a west-germanic nation located in the central Auressian region. Valgia is one of (if not the only) monarchy that gained and retained its monarchal status after the first great war. The nation itself was a part of a much larger kingdom back before its independence, predominantly known as the territory of southern Tyrnica since 14th century.

Valgia served as the primary source of all Tyrnican agricultural needs because of its geographical situation, hence the name "Valgia" originated from the word "Valg", meaning "arable land" in the old Valgian language. It was a duchy back in the days of Tyrnican rule, but managed to broke off as an independent monarchy in the 1712. This was due to the people of Valgia disagreed with the ascension of Queen Hedwig as the monarch of Tyrnica. The revolt started in the early 1709, in which the separatist movements were led by the House of Alfred, the ruling house in Valgia. The ruling house started to back up the resistance in the war that lasted around six years, until the Tyrnican monarch eventually left as Valgia managed to held off the royal army, and decided it was nothing worth the trouble to gain Valgian territory back. The Tyrnican kingdom eventually acknowledged the independence of a new kingdom with King Alfred I being the first monarch, but relation had gone awry as small incidents and clashes did still happen along the border.

The relation with Tyrnica eventually normalised over decades, and Valgia started to maintain a close-alignment with the Tyrnican kingdom, which consequentially, Valgia allies with Tyrnica in the first great war. Despite being the ally of Tyrnica, the "uti possidetis" policy resulted in Valgia being abandoned at the end of 1914. The loss of the Galene League led Valgia to be pressurized politically by its neighbouring countries, and eventually led to a political reform where Valgia became a constitutional monarchy at the end of 1918. Valgia also eventually established a mutual relations with other neighboring nations such as Rythene, Blayk and Avilime. This helped the economy after the war, since Valgia managed to gain a lot of income from trading with other Auressian nations, as well as became a trade hub for merchants across the world, particularly from the eastern world.

In the second great war, Valgia aligned with The Allies to help fight The Axis bloc. Valgia sent some of its troops to help the fighting in the far east against Songha, supporting The Allies through food and medical assistance, as well as suppressing the rising axis power in Vervillia. After the war, as Valgia didn't experience such destruction from both wars, Valgia continued to expand its agriculture wing internationally, and things went smoothly since, until 1960. In the 1960s and 1970s, Valgia experienced a great social and cultural change, such as rapid de-segregations characterized by the decay of the old divisions along political and religious lines. Youths, and students in particular, rejected traditional mores and pushed for change in matters such as women's rights, sexuality, disarmament and environmental issues. This led into a lot of people enrolled in universities, and the government spent most of its budgets on the educational sector, leaving Valgia with almost 99% literacy rate.

Since 1990, Valgia has been known for its economical development, social and cultural movements, entertainment (nightlife) and sports. The reform in the 1960s and 1970s led the society to become more freedom-oriented while still maintaining compassion towards each other, and have an outstanding nightlife which would later led to many music genres emerged from the entertainment industry of Valgia. Sports, especially motor racing and football also became the main interest of Valgian people. Since the introduction of oil-driven engine in the 1900s, Valgia has became one of (if not the only) nation where racing is extremely popular and a nation-wide championship is regularly held in various fields such as open-wheel racing, rally, etc.
Valgian capital, Brunheim also slowly became packed with locals and expatriates from all around the world. This would later fasten the advancement of Valgian infrastructure, particularly in Brunheim and its surroundings.

Economic Overview:
Valgia has a prosperous and open economy, which depends heavily on foreign trade. The economy is noted for stable industrial relations, with a fairly low unemployment and inflation. Valgia focuses its exports on food and livestock, machinery, technology and fuel.
Valgia lagged behind its neighboring countries as agriculture was its only export and had to compete against other nations until the early 1950 where Cadmus industrial conglomerate arose and attracted a lot of investors from all around the world. This triggered the uprising of Valgian companies focusing in fields other than agriculture, such as machinery, technology, and manufacturing. In the 1967, a gas-rich field was found off shore southern Valgia and would soon became one of the main exports for Valgia. Companies focusing on technological sector such as making office computing and financial softwares also emerged in the 1980s thanks to the founding of microprocessors and computers. Since then, Valgia has been transitioning from an agricultural nation to a nation excels in industrial field and technology, while still retaining its agricultural sector, benefitting from technological advancement.

Miscellaneous Information

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: I've been wanting to have an alt version of myself in European settings--and so I created this nation but never had a proper region to reside in, it CTE until around two days ago, I tried to log in, browse through the forum, found this region and it looked just perfect. Especially after I read the lore.
IIWiki and/or RP Sample: Example from Ascion (its a dispatch of my main nation in a closed-world region, I only use Ascion to play with my college mate, if you want proof I can give you)
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: No
Anything else to add?:None as of now
Krugmar wrote:


Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): Palian Republic| Paúlesco República
Nation Name (Common): Palia | Paúlia
Capital City: Montemolín
Requested Location: Next to Castelana
Requested Population: 45,537,289
Culture: !Ibero-Romance, sans Portuguese-Galician, with !Italics in the east
Government Type: Unitary semi-presidential republic
National Overview: History
Originally a land of !Iberians and !Celts, a lot of history tbd until conquest by the Sabarine Empire. Over the centuries it becomes !Romance-speaking, and after the Sabarine Empire collapses likely splits, or comes under a new ruling elite, all tbd. Most medieval history is tbd, depending on what the Imperial Confederacy does during this period.

The 17th century sees a highly centralised Kingdom of Palia undergo a golden age of military power and economic boon, aided by its wealthy colonies in Maurecania, modern-day Aiyaca and Rocia. Great expenditure during the 18th century sees drastic economic decline, and the Rythenean Revolution sets off a sister revolution, which leads to the creation of the republic under the !Jacobin Julian Napoles (Julián Nápoles; a Robespierre-Napoleon -esque figure). The death of Napoles allows the moderate !Jacobins to sue for peace and restores Palia's place in the Imperial Confederacy, albeit as a republic. Great War and modern stuff tbd.

Politics
Palia utilises a semi-presidential system, specifically the president-parliamentary kind. It is dominated politically by the !Jacobin party, which is split mainly between rightist and leftist factions, and grand coalition governments are common. It is unitary and heavily centralised, politically and culturally, which causes friction amongst minority groups seeking autonomy.

Economic Overview: A developed nation with a GDP (PPP) per capita of 51,438, Gini of 33.4, and HDI of 0.921

Perhaps part of a single currency with the rest of the Imperial Confederacy?

Miscellaneous Information

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: Declined
IIWiki and/or RP Sample:
Any issues with NationStates moderation?: No, but I hear the Levilion moderation have issues with how I keep answering the above questions
Anything else to add?:

The Kingdom of Glitter wrote:
Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): Republic of Rocia
Nation Name (Common): Rocia
Capital City: Sierra Blanca
Requested Location: TBD
Requested Population: 31,403,515
Culture:
-Ethnic Group(s): Mestizo, !Andean peoples, White Rocian, Black Rocian
-Language(s): !Spanish, !Quechua, !Aymara
Government Type: Unitary presidential republic
National Overview: Prior to colonization, Rocia was home to an expansive empire of the !Inca. Centuries of cultural achievements and developments flourished within the empire, but collapsed following invasion and conquest by Palian conquistadors. The Viceroyalty of Rocia was established, home to much of Marceaunia Minor's south-eastern coastline. Rocia was the premier Palian colony in Marceaunia for over 150 years, providing the Palian crown with new found wealth and prestige. During the Marceaunia Wars for Independence, the loyalties of the Viceroyalty were split between revolutionaries and loyalists. Various Audiencias switched sides throughout the conflict, prolonging the duration of the conflicts which began in 1797 and ran unto the 1810s/20s. Upon independence, the Union of the Ailliacan and Rocian Republics, commonly known as the Aillaca-Rocia Union, formed out of the territories of the Viceroyalty of Rocia. For half a century, the Union had significant influence over Marceaunia affairs. Growing internal divisions and external threats resulted in the break-up of the Union in 1906, when the current Rocian state was established. It was governed by a mix of conservative, religious, and reactionary parties from independence until the 1940s when a relative wave of liberalism began. Prior to liberalism of the 1940s, Mestizos, Natives, and Black Rocians faced significant restrictions. Many Mestizos with clear Native backgrounds did not have full citizenship, while Natives and Black Rocians were denied citizenship entirely. Conditions improved and the economy grew between 1940 and 1960, but wealth was largely concentrated in coastal, "white" urban centers. A military coup in the 1960s ended liberal reforms and stiffled economic development. The military government faced insurgency among the Native populations in present-day Chawpisuyu. The military government fell in the 1990s and the country transitioned towards democracy. The insurgency was temporary suspended, but a right-wing government in the late 1990s reignited violence after a short period. The election of the left-wing Fernándo Ortolano in 2002 radically transformed the country, which saw a significant reduction in wealth inequality. A ceasefire was negotiated between Ortolano and Chawpisuyu in 2003. The rights for Natives also improved and a new constitution introduced in 2006 significantly improved their standing, making their languages co-official and reducing restrictions on citizenship. A corruption scandal in 2012 resulted in Ortolano's removal from office and the installation of a new right-wing president. This significantly altered the political situation, and pushes towards right-wing economics re-ignited insurgency in Chawpisuyu in 2012. The government has struggled to assert control over the break-away provinces, which have de-facto independence. The country is extremely polarized between the populations that view themselves as white and those that view themselves as Native, with many Mestizos caught between the two. There is still low-intensity skirmishes in contested border regions and the government controversially sponsors right-wing militias to counter the separatists. These militia groups have come under intense criticism for their brutality and violent treatment of rebel and civilian populations.
Economic Overview: Starting in the 1990s, Rocia experienced significant economic growth. It has a GDP (PPP) per capiti of $15,039 and a GDP (nominal) per capita of $8,717. The country has an HDI of .752. During the 1990s after the transition to democracy, economic reforms were issued that addressed agriculture, state ownership of key industries, and foreign direct investment. This resulted in several years of economic growth until the Ortolano presidency began in 2002. His government introduced a number of more radical reforms, including the merger of hundreds of companies into partially state-owned ventures, increases in state-spending and investment in rural areas, and higher taxes on the wealthy. Since Ortolano's ousting, many of these policies have since been reversed. Most partially state-owned ventures were sold to foreign investors, with the exception of media which has remained consolidated and favors the incumbent Riviera-Murillo government.

Miscellaneous Information

Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: I always liked this nation and Levilion seems like a great community for it to fit into.
IIWiki and/or RP Sample:
-For Rocia: https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Rocia
-Other: https://iiwiki.us/wiki/https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Caldia
Any issues with NationStates moderation?:None since 2015
Anything else to add?:

Eskaeba wrote:
Basic Information

Nation Name (Official): Lacasine Republic of Aiyaca
Nation Name (Common): Aiyaca
Capital City: La Sagrada
Requested Location: TBD
Requested Population: 21,334,272
Culture: 57% Mestizo, 28% Indigenous (specific groups TBD)
Government Type: Federal presidential republic
National Overview:
/// Indigenous history is essentially identical to Rocia ///
The Viceroyalty of Rocia was established in 1553, and encompassed both modern-day Aiyaca and Rocia, however had its capital in Verbo Divino, which stunted development within Aiyaca due to its distance from the capital. Palian settlers and colonialists eventually pushed the native Runakuna peoples more inland as they settled both La Sagrada and San Luis in the 1600s. Its high mestizo population saw it become one of the fiercest pro-independence audiencias within the Marceaunian viceroyalties during the Marceaunian Wars of Independence, most notably being the birthplace of Manuel Lacasa, who secured much of the continent's independence from Palia. He established the Aillacan-Rocian Union, a confederation of the two states, and became one of Marceaunia's premier states. Internal strife and external influence saw the Union break apart in 1906.

The modern Aiyacan state was established in 1906, with its constitution drafted and ratified two years later. In 1908, J.A. Curbelo was elected as the country's first president, enacting a series of reforms that included universal healthcare, free high school education and a limited work week, paving the way for an early left-wing Aiyacan state. His politics eventually came to be known as Curbellism and was later adopted by the Estadistas as one of its official ideologies. Following a series of corruption allegations, president Simón Molina was removed from the presidency and eventually charged with bribery and murder by the military junta that followed. The military, under general Pablo Pardo, ruled the country from 1927 to 1948, before eventually being ousted from power by mass defections and the Illescas Revolution in 1948. Pardo was imprisoned and killed and free elections were re-established in 1949. Since then, the country has been ruled exclusively by the left-wing Estadistas, and the country has been described as a dominant-party state
Economic Overview: Aiyaca's economy is run mainly through the principles of a social democratic mixed-market economy. Many essential industries are nationalised and the government maintains essential services free of charge to the population. It is a fairly developed economy with a GDP per capita of $16,272 (nominal) / $22,877 (PPP).

Miscellaneous Information
Why are you interested in joining Levilion?: Aiyaca remontada
IIWiki and/or RP Sample:
-Aiyaca: https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Aiyaca and https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Manuel_Lacasa
-Other: https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Narozalica


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