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Postby Oceanic Vakiadia » Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:04 pm

The Imperial Archipelagic Planet of Oceanic Vakiadia (oh-see-ah-nick vah-kya-di-ya) is a the only country existing on the planet Oceaniya, which is approximately 104 parsecs from Earth. It's sphere of influence contains all 753 major islands and island groups of the planet, the sizes of which vary extraordinarily. The capital city, Adiakav, rests on one of the most tropical islands in the entire planet.


National Symbols



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This is the most common flag in use in the Archipelago. It was established at the foundation, when its meaning was also dictated for future generations.

The blue stands for the sea and all of it's wonder. The serpent's heads represent our Navy, which defends us throughout the ages, while it's body represents the other valiant defenders of our islands. The sword stands for our rapid expansionism, and the green represents the islands in our defence.


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This is the Imperial flag, used as the national flag since 2625. It was established when the Imperial government was instated at that time. The meaning of the more common flag above applies to this, with one addition.

The golden beams represent the intelligence and wealth our Empire brings to the islands it gathers.


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This is the personal flag of the Imperial Family. The purple replacing the blue beams represents royalty and monarchy.


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Carcharodon Megalodon, seen here attacking a pod of sperm whales, is the national animal of the Archipelago, chosen because it resembles the Navy with it's sheer size and power. They can be seen everywhere in the Archipelago, and a growing minority have gained intelligence.


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The Peacock, which is very prevalent in the Archipelago, was chosen as the national bird for it's striking plumage, which some say is reminiscent of the national flag. For years, the leader of the nation wore peacock feathers as a cape.


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The Giant Isopod was chosen as the national insect-like thing officially because it was first discovered by our first deep sea exploration expedition in the mid 2300s, but actually because no actual insect fit our nation.


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The Oceanic Ring flower was chosen as the national flower for it's prevalence in the area where the capital, Adiakav, was first constructed. As with the national bird, some believe it resembles the national flag.


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This is the National Seal, used since the last days of socialist rule. Because it did not contain any blatant signs of socialism, it was kept after the imperial transition.

Geography


Oceaniya is a tropical world, having dense jungles going farther north and south from it's equator than Earth. The Archipelago is located on and slightly north of the equator. Most Vakiadian islands are tropical, the densest one Xiliki, the medium sized island carrying the capital city of Adiakav.


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This is the average view of the non-urban areas of the islands, which are densely forested with many exotic plants and animals.

The island of Xiliki has a diameter of about 70,000 square miles, which is slightly larger than the average size of the islands. Xiliki is home to massive swathes of jungle and white, sandy beaches.
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The capital city, Adiakav, rests on a thin area on the island of Xiliki. It has a population of 82.7 million. Due to this large and ever-growing population, the majority of Residential Districts are built on the sea, as seen here:
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These floating towns can currently hold up to 750,000 people at a time.

Alongside these recent population surges, the first residential districts, built on land, are still in use. The Residential Districts on land are known for their massive skyscrapers and crowded, yet pristine, beaches.
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A view of Residential District 3 from the coast. This area of the district lacks beaches, however most coastlines have them in abundance.

Adiakav is divided into 24 districts, all serving specific purposes. Residential Districts serve as living areas, and most are made up of some of the above floating towns. Merchant Districts are havens for those looking to sell their wares, and contain stock exchanges and factories. Entertainment Districts are filled to the brim with taverns and sports arenas of every imaginable kind. The singular Imperial District is where government officials live and carry out their duties. The Natural Districts usually consist of parks and zoos, but two of the five natural districts are completely underwater. The Starport Districts are the most recent additions, and ferry people and goods to and from the lunar and interplanetary colonies. The Imperial, first two Residential, first Entertainment and first Merchant were constructed out of the wreckage of the colony ships that crashed and deposited the survivors onto Oceaniya, where they began the long process of building a nation. Truly, Adiakav is a symbol of the nation.

A full breakdown of the districts is as follows:
Merchant District 1-4
Residential District 1-10
Entertainment District 1-2
Imperial District
Natural District 1-5
Starport District 1-2


Space Program & Solar System


Since 2649, colonies have existed on an otherworldly entity. In the years following, more colonies were formed on more moons and planets. As of writing, colonies exist on Hydrox, Syerr, Tiyansol, Mersilok, and Ristafol. Every celestial body colonized so far have brought forth new materials, abundances of materials rare on Oceaniya, and new life forms. The groups behind these monumental achievements are the Vakiadi Agency of Galactic Exploration (VAGE I) and the Vakiadi Academy of Galactic Expansion (VAGE II). VAGE I focuses primarily on galactic mapping and finding habitable planets, while VAGE II focuses on space military action and colony building. VAGE I has found a planet in another solar system giving off radio waves. This planet is also conveniently within the Goldilocks Zone of its parent star, named Dinani. The planet is named Slikina, and has one moon, Kylaska, from which radio signals were also recorded.

Currently, colonial progress is growing faster than ever, as Okolinu joins the ranks of colonized planets. So far, colonized planets include:
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Colonized 2649. Moon of Oceaniya. Nearly covered in water. Contains tiny islands dotted across the ocean, where cities were built. Fertile with oceanic life, including an intelligent bipedal underwater shark species. Underwater exploration very common.
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Colonized 2650. Moon of Oceaniya. Mainly jungle, with one ocean taking up about 37% of the surface. Contains lush, fertile forests, brimming with exotic plants and animals. Colonies built mainly on the coast, with few built further inland. Expeditions to the inland jungles popping up constantly.
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Colonized 2652. Moon of Oceaniya. Almost entirely desert, with few lakes forming where large meteors hit in the past. Few life forms, only existing underwater. Colonies only constructed on coastal areas and islands in lakes. Desert exploration unearthed rare minerals. Mining operations planned.
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Colonized 2656. Nearby planet, third from our star. Jungles exist in northern polar areas around massive crater formed millions of years ago. Colonies exist near crater's ocean directly on north pole. Life forms exist only in northern areas. Further south contains nothing but desert. Does not contain oxygen, space suit required.
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Colonized 2662. Nearby planet, fifth from our star, Ziarik. Contains no life. Desert sands contain rare minerals in mountains and raised terrain. Does not contain oxygen, space suit required. Colonies formed only near or on mountains, to exploit rare mineral deposits.
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Colonized 2670. Moon of Ristafol. Contains no life, or any atmosphere whatsoever, meaning space suit required. Beginning one mile underneath the rock surface is an abundance of rare metals, which is the primary target there. Colonies formed in craters, to allow for quicker access to the metals underneath.
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Sixth from Ziarik. Is orbited by 42 moons, some of which may contain water ice. Three moons colonized. Floating metropolis built on gas giant itself in 2672, harvest rare gases for use as energy sources in the main planets and moons.


There are three planets currently not colonized in our solar system, since Kraspenil was colonized in 2672. The full list of these planets includes:
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Closest planet to the star. Definitely contains no life. Rare minerals might exist. Once technology allows, mining operations planned.
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Second closest to Ziarik. Most positively contains no life. Gases in atmosphere may be possible fuel source. Once technology allows, gas collection operations planned.
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Seventh and last from Ziarik. Is orbited by 35 moons, some of which have atmospheres. Three of these atmospheric moons, named Securion, Securitas, and Securis are controlled by The Great Lunar Empire of Greyus, and three more, named Adviso-2, Elasio-2, and Eladvisio-2 are controlled by The Imperial Republic of Eladvisio. Too far away from Oceaniya to develop manned mission from there, however the colonies on Kraspenil have changed the method of thinking on that matter.



Government & Economy


The Imperial Archipelagic Planet, as noted by its name, is an Empire ruled by a monarchy since 2625. The Imperial Family currently consists of Supreme Imperial Master of the Vakiadian Archipelago (SIMVA) Imperier Nwerol and his brother, Imperial Prince Fyerian Nwerol. Imperier Nwerol is the third in what is expected to be a long line of rulers treading through the centuries. Supreme Imperial Mistress Syerra Mokidi, the wife of Tomastik Mokidi and mother of Tomaster Mokidi, still holds a ceremonial title, since she could not claim the throne after Tomaster Mokidi due to her paralysis. Other than the imperial family, there is an elected congress referred to as the Senate. Each island or small island group is represented here, along with all colonies. The citizens of an island are represented by their Senatorial, who vocalizes what he/she believes is best for their island. Each island has one Senatorial, elected through popular vote. The Senate as a whole makes domestic decisions, while the Imperial Family and 20 chosen Barons congregate on foreign issues. If the Barons and Imperial Family unanimously agreed the the Senate vote will not aid the nation in any way, the Senate ruling is overruled. The Barons also act as the Cabinet, providing advice to the Imperial Family and Supreme Imperial Master. The full list of Cabinet-related titles granted to the Barons (besides Baron) follow.

Imperial Minister of Defence
Imperial Minister of Finance & the Imperial Treasury
Imperial Minister of the Economy
Imperial Minister of National Affairs
Imperial Minister of Foreign Affairs
Imperial Minister of War
Imperial Minister of Industry
Imperial Minister of the Environment
Imperial Minister of Energy
Imperial Minister of Culture
Imperial Minister of Education
Imperial Minister of Technology
Imperial Minister of Commerce
Imperial Minister of Health
Imperial Minister of Intelligence
Imperial Minister of Transportation
Imperial Minister of Justice
Imperial Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries & Lumber
Imperial Minister of Resources
Imperial Minister of Labour

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The senate building, currently able to hold all 753 Senatorials. All Senatorials sit on specially designed chairs across the spiral construction, with each island and island group receiving their own designated chair.

The economy is neither communist nor capitalist, and has attributes which go against both. The system is known as state capitalism. In the Vakiadian system, the mostly capitalist economy is controlled privately, but the government sets economic goals. These economic goals mostly decide what the government will need in the next 5-10 years. For instance, if there was a threat of revolt the plans would include weapons and vehicles. This economic style was implemented during the transition between socialist and imperial, for the purpose of preparation for an expected socialist revolt.
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History


Section 1: The First Stages

Oceanic Vakiadia began as a nation in 2118, when 5 colony ships crashed on this planet. The survivors from these ships built the capital city of Adiakav and some vehicles out of the wreckage. Fresniko Gallifril*, the first leader of the nation, founded the Socialist Republic of Oceanic Vakiadia 16 years later. 11 years afterward, native tribes made contact with our fledgling city-state. They brought messages of goodwill and prosperity for both parties, and we accepted. About 3 years afterward, in 2148, another tribe made contact in a very different way with a very different message. They attacked, and although our superior technology prevailed, we did not know the difference between the tribes at that time. We declared a state of war with all tribes on the island, and so began the everlasting expansionist sense that drives our nation to this day. In a mere 26 years, the entire island was annexed. Soon afterward, the navy was commissioned, and other islands were collected in our arms. During this period of massive growth, the populace began to grow tired of the socialist republic. Premier Grasik Freshnikov* was assassinated by these revolutionaries, and the next premier, Diyerik Baroniy*, was killed in the democratic-capitalist takeover, led by Vailai Jikilo*. The new government called itself the United Islands of Oceanic Vakiadia, and began to expand. By 2267, our entire island group was annexed. Efforts began to modernize the native population, but this backfired when the modernized natives in a fringe territory revolted, enlisting the help of non-modernized natives. These non-modernized natives proceeded to massacre a small town. Despite the revolt being put down swiftly, this heinous act was not forgotten, and natives across the country were never trusted as they were before.
* For more information on these historic leaders, see here.
Section 2: The Antarctic Expansion

Despite the quick suppression of this revolt, the natives did not give up. In 2354, the natives across the northern hemisphere revolted, eventually capturing state-of-the-art military technology. With this technology in their hands they declared most of the far north to be an independent state. After a 10-year long war, we acknowledged their independence, and the Great Land of Rispeloben was founded. At the turn of the century, we had managed to proceed despite this, annexing all land except theirs and the Antarctic Archipelago. Because of the inability to adequately deal with the Rispelobeni Revolution, many people felt that the democratic-capitalist government was not suitable for the nation. In 2412, many other political groups revolted, from natives to anarchists. After a year of battle, the socialists, led by Yeterik Marastik*, were successful. Once the new government was settled in, the first thing they tried to do was colonize the frigid southern polar area. In 2437, the first step was taken on Antarctic ice, and 3 years afterward a city was developed on a long, thin island. During these years of developing this city and the surrounding islands, explorers sailed ever closer to the south pole itself. During their travels, they came across what would soon be the greatest threat to the nation in its history. Penguins. The penguins had formed three different nations in these frozen islands, one communist, one democratic-capitalist, and one imperialist. These nations were at a constant state of war during the contact we had with them. After a few decades of cordial relations with these nations, we tried to enslave them. This would be remembered as the largest mistake in our entire history.
* For more information on this historic leader, see here.
Section 3: The Great Penguin War

Once the three penguin nations learned of the enslavement operations, they united in fury and hatred, and declared war on the nation. Initially we thought that fighting these diminutive flightless birds would be simple, but we were very wrong. The penguin nation conquered island after island, taking no prisoners and marching ever closer to the colonial capital city. The defense forces were swept aside by their swarms of soldiers, and soon only that city was left in our control. The navy stepped in however, and the penguins could not take the city with the flood of defenders. Eventually the penguin armies retreated, and we could begin the reclaiming our former possessions. Island after island was taken quickly (the navy was not needed to transport soldiers to and from these islands, as the space in between was completely frozen), but the penguins never went down without a fight. After 15 years the political boundaries were more or less the same as the beginning, but that was sure to change. Over a course of 5 years we pressed through the original boundaries, and after another 5 we had almost taken the last legitimate island, but there was still ice. The penguins there retreated to a much larger island on the edge of the Antarctic Circle, but the navy quickly drove them to a very similar island also on the fringe. There they were trapped, and after 4 years of battle on that island the penguins finally surrendered.

Section 4: The End of Socialism

As recolonization of the Antarctic Archipelago began, anti-socialist feelings spread through the populace. Millions of soldiers and civilians died in the war, and many people felt that the socialist government dealt with the penguins inadequately, costing millions of lives. An underground movement formed, and soon it had accumulated 2,500 members in 3 years. These brave citizens knew that socialism and communism no longer fit the Vakiadi nation, and that something else had to take it's place. A vote was held, and although the exact numbers have been lost to time, we know what the top two contenders were; fascism and imperialism. With all other options out, another vote was held between only those two. Imperialism came out on top, and in 2572, the group was formally named the Imperialist Switchover Movement. Meanwhile, however, the incumbent government had other problems. In 2581 the penguins rebelled again, quickly overtaking the weakened defenses of the colonies there. The very next year, the penguins and the government reached a shaky compromise, with a mutual coexistence agreed upon. In the years following, the Imperialist Switchover Movement gathered more and more support, as the socialists drove the economy into a nightmarish state. Taking advantage of the economic situation, Rispeloben declared war. The socialists struggled to defend the border, and neither side had gained anything for two and a half decades. Realizing that this was their chance, the Imperialist Switchover contacted high ranking government members, and through them they succeeded entirely, overthrowing the hated Rassiyik Spezhniy*. While the economy recovered and the war effort improved, the new imperial government needed to decide which of their high ranking members would become the first Supreme Imperial Master. While the debate raged, the war took a new turn, as Rispelobeni soldiers attacked the City of Farastor. Most offensive forces were called to defend this city, so war progress slowed down. As the enemy soldiers were dispersed from the city, the Imperial Court had finally come up with an answer. Tomastik Mokidi*, the movement's founder's son, would become the leader.
* For more information on these historic leaders, see here.
Section 5: The Space Age, Part One

The very first thing Tomastik Mokidi did was call more forces to the offensive in the ongoing war, but Vakiadi soldiers were not used to the climate in Rispeloben. As the marches in their territory continued, the government was further set up. The Senate's first members were chosen by Tomastik Mokidi himself, but this practice was not to continue. Despite these government changes, the economy was steadily improving. The improving economy helped exponentially in the war effort, not only improving equipment and funding but also improving soldier's morale. Then, in 2640, the capital city of Rispeloben was captured, and the remaining Rispelobeni territory surrendered in the next week. With all of the planet in our control, the only natural thing to do was expand to the stars. The very next year after the annexation of Rispeloben, the first satellite was sent outside of the atmosphere. With little threat of revolt and an even lesser threat of war, the government approved massive funding for a space project. Soon, a Vakiadi citizen was sent into space and returned alive. With these successes came a desire for more, and in a mere two years the first space station, SpaceSite 1, was launched into space. As more and more funds were approved, more and more advanced projects were set up. Probes were sent to all three moons and another planet, and gave us valuable information about the habitability of both. Due to this information, over the next two years colonies were developed on two of the three moons. Despite these monumental achievements, many were not satisfied with the progress made. To increase efficiency, the space agency was split into two separate parts, one focusing on expansion, and the other focusing on exploration. The first act of the expansion segment was to colonize the third and final moon. With the technology for planetary colonization being developed and the moon colonies also being developed, a research team was in the ocean and found a historical relic of unimaginable magnitude. The escort ship from the founding. Along with the 5 colony ships that founded the nation, there was an escort ship that crashed in the deep ocean. As researchers, engineers and scientists secured it and studied it, the expansion segment declared that it's first military spacecraft will at least partially be based on the design of this historic ship. In 2655, communism was been completely outlawed after an attempted revolution on a moon. The year 2656 saw the colonization of a nearby habitable planet, Mersilok. This outstanding achievement stood as a shining example of our technological prowess for many years. In 2659, radio signals were recorded on a planet in a different solar system. This planet, named Slikina, also had a moon, named Kylaska, from which radio signals were also recorded. The following year, a race of humanoid sharks was discovered on the moon Hydrox. Contact efforts were immediately formed, and the species Carcharhinus Rectum was declared sapient.

Section 6: The Second Great Penguin War

In the midst of these advancements, a problem was brewing in the Antarctic Archipelago. Two underground organizations, The Penguin Reich and The Penguin Commune, formed and quickly gained support from untold millions of penguins. After five years of preparation, in 2661 they cooperated with each other to launch nuclear weapons at key cities in the southern hemisphere. Thankfully, all of them were intercepted, but the penguin nations would not be discouraged. They started a massive takeover of all the Antarctic colonies, quickly dominating all cities but the colonial capital. Soon the penguins attacked this city, named Isepran, and almost took it over, but a surprise naval bombardment and reinforcements drove them away. However, the penguin forces also received reinforcements, and attacked again. Our navy was decimated by penguin submarine strikes, and we were forced to retreat. That day the City of Isepran, and all of the Antarctic Archipelago, fell to the penguin nations. Realizing the magnitude of the threat, Supreme Imperial Master Tomastik Mokidi ordered an underground complex be built underneath Adiakav's Imperial District, in preparation for the possible doomsday scenario of a penguin invasion of the capital. In the same year Isepran fell and the underground complex began construction, the planet Ristafol was colonized. This planet, further from Ziarik than Oceaniya, was rich in rare minerals, but this advancement was overshadowed by the looming penguin threat. Soon after, the penguin armies launched a massive sea invasion of the islands near Xiliki, the island containing Adiakav. As they started to move toward Xiliki, the underground complex was completed. Citizens from across the city fled to this complex to escape the incoming attackers. Then, on March 14th, 2664, the penguin menace attacked Adiakav, landing with over 3 million soldiers. They met with heavy resistance, but eventually pushed through the city walls and started attacking the city itself. After 18 days of heavy urban combat, their submarine naval forces were utterly annihilated by a surprise depth charge bombardment, allowing the Imperial Vakiadi Navy to seal off the coast. With their supply line gone, the penguin forces tried with all their might to destroy the Imperial District, the residence of our leader. In a surprise move, thousands of Vakiadi soldiers and hundreds of Vakiadi tanks charged out of the entrance to the completed underground complex, including Supreme Imperial Master Tomastik Mokidi himself, on horseback. These brave soldiers under the command of Tomastik Mokidi valiantly fought the penguin scourge with every weapon available, eventually driving them out of the Imperial District with the aid of other soldiers defending the city. Their numbers greatly diminished and their supply line cut off, the penguins realized they had little to no chance of victory, and decided to cause as much damage as possible before they were killed. On the 21st day of fighting, the last penguin soldier was killed. However, this great victory came with a cost. Analysis suggested that almost 4.3 million Vakiadi soldiers died in the fighting, and 6.4 million civilians. Supreme Imperial Master Tomastik Mokidi was found dead underneath a crashed penguin helicopter, whose pilot had been shot by his weapon. His son, Tomaster Mokidi*, became the Supreme Imperial Master. His first act, before legalizing the Communist Party, was ordering the eradication of all penguins on Oceaniya. 15 million soldiers landed at various sites across the Antarctic Archipelago, and began to march inland. Eventually they reached the exact South Pole, where the penguin capital city was located. A reconnaissance force of 250,000 went into the city unchallenged, and as they were examining the city for penguin soldiers, an opening opened up in the center of the city. A massive spacecraft, carrying an estimated 2.7 billion penguins, launched out of the opening. The exhaust from the ship destroyed the city, killing all 250,000 soldiers inside. The penguin spacecraft quickly rocketed out of the solar system, heading toward the Dinani Star System. This act ended The Second Great Penguin War.
* For more information on this historic leader, see here.
Section 7: The Space Age, Part Two

As celebrations of the victory over the penguins continued and the underground complex was completed, a threat that we had been aware of for twenty years resurfaced. The meteor heading straight for Tiyansol, it was deduced, was to hit in few month's time. Instantly the Anti-Asteroid Defenses were alerted, and due to prior planning when they were constructed, they would all face the meteor five days before it was to hit. On that day, all Anti-Asteroid Defense Laser fired, completely disintegrating the rouge meteor. Seeing the effects of this left many wondering; What else could this technology be used for? The Supreme Imperial Master thought he had an idea, and ordered VAGE II to begin mass production of a military-oriented space vehicle. These vehicles escorted colony ships carrying 1,000,000 colonist to construct a floating city on Kraspenil in 2671. By 2672, they had finished, collecting energy sources and shipping them back to the main planets and moons, however still growing due to the prospect of tourism on a gas giant. As the Kraspenil colony prospered, an odd thing occurred. A nearby alliance, the United Galactic Federational League of Sovereign Planetary Nations, was subject to a massive government takeover, deposing the rightful rulers and establishing a mockery of a government. The former Security Minister of the UGFLSPN, the People's Republic of Greyus, relocated to a moon of Eskila, which they named Securion. Soon Oceanic Vakiadia and Greyus entered into open alliance. Even with the new neighbor, colonists continued to spread, colonizing three moons of Kraspenil, named Frererner, Seriniika, and Mastyeriumi. Eventually Greyus had expanded to another Eskilan moon, which it named Securitas, and proceeded to store archives on the moon. Seeing this, plans were drawn to colonize more moons of Kraspenil, and a month later, Tomaster Mokidi was informing the public of these plans and the benefits they would bring, when he was shot three times and therefore fell from his balcony, being pronounced dead at the scene. Because Syerra Mokidi was paralyzed from a accident involving a cliff, she was unfit to succeed her son as Supreme Imperial Mistress, and instead an election shall be held in the Senate to decide which of the Barons shall be crowned Supreme Imperial Master/Mistress. The Most Sacred and Glorious Cult of The Holy Penguin almost instantly claimed responsibility for the assassination, and "Grand Interpreter of The Holy Penguin" Karayalinik Barastini Materisk III announced that "The Holy and Supreme Penguin informed Us of His Desire for Revenge". Needless to say, the military was put on High Alert across the entire nation, due to the fact that the location of the Cult was uncertain. As the search for the Cult's location was ongoing, more refugees from the former UGFLSPN arrived in the Ziarik System. The Empire of Eladvisio colonized three moons of Eskila, naming them Adviso-2, Elasio-2, and Eladvisio-2. Meanwhile, soldiers attempting to locate the Cult shot and killed a penguin "The size of a man", with a "reddish-brown underbelly." Realizing this could be an undocumented species of penguin, the corpse was sent to researchers in Adiakav for study and dissection. As these developments went on, the Senate finished voting and Imperier Nwerol became the Supreme Imperial Master. The full vote tabulation of the Imperial Court is shown below.

Imperial Minister of Defence Maratiko Kiloni: 12%
Imperial Minister of Finance & the Imperial Treasury Gloriasa Maraso: Opted out of voting
Imperial Minister of the Economy Baronika Laraily: 3%
Imperial Minister of National Affairs Ristaki Naraster: 2%
Imperial Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonseff Mylleir: Opted out of voting
Imperial Minister of War Mariy Kilradi: 10%
Imperial Minister of Industry Farastera Derim: 4%
Imperial Minister of the Environment Dwerol Karini: 15%
Imperial Minister of Energy Jerasti Nyaron: 4%
Imperial Minister of Culture Imperier Nwerol: 20%
Imperial Minister of Education Persoki Nyalago: 5%
Imperial Minister of Technology Kilopik Gyaril: 10%
Imperial Minister of Commerce Yalopiko Kyiradim: 2%
Imperial Minister of Health Nyaradik Vyastiko: 3%
Imperial Minister of Intelligence Grastika Brakin: 3%
Imperial Minister of Transportation Heradik Radstik: 4%
Imperial Minister of Justice Fyerik Modilik: Opted out of voting
Imperial Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries & Lumber Natradi Redisto: Opted out of voting
Imperial Minister of Resources Heradimo Naredim: 3%
Imperial Minister of Labour Brastniy Remyan: Opted out of voting


Supreme Imperial Master Imperier Nwerol promised to continue the Cult War. He also showed his intentions to authorize more exploration of other solar systems, and to culturally develop existing colonies, as according to him, they are "Culturally ignorant, and focused only on productivity". His efforts to develop existing colonies succeeded, with new libraries, universities, museums, and other such monuments of culture being erected across the colonies. As he did this, however, the threat of the cult loomed. Despite the fact that the cult had not been seen or heard of in three years, the military was still on high alert. Since the undiscovered penguin species surfaced, no other specimens of its kind have been found, and the military believed that they were a threat.


Colonial Governments


On Oceaniya itself, colonial governments have been brought forward to govern parts of the world that are simply too different to be a full-fledged part of Oceanic Vakiadia. This system started in the late 2300s, starting with Inland Vakiadia and progressing to become a large system of colonies. These colonies have full representation in the Senate; they elect one Senatorial per colony. The full list of colonies and their flags follow.

Inland Vakiadia
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The green outside represents the land and the fact that not only the ocean can have lively wildlife, while the lake defended by the Arma-Serpens represents the longing for the sea that all Vakiadi feel.
Created in 2384 to govern the far inland areas of larger islands on Oceaniya. Economy based on growing crops such as tomatoes and corn, which do not grow well in coastal areas.

Antarctic Vakiadia
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Flag's cyan color represents the frigid Antarctic Ocean surrounding the Antarctic Archipelago, the white represents the ice, defended by the Arma-Serpens as on all Vakiadi Flags, and the penguin represents the wildlife of the area, however the penguin is being called for removal.
Created in 2441 to govern the Antarctic Archipelago, the notorious homeland of penguins. Economy based on resorts made out of ice, as snow and ice are nonexistent elsewhere.

Vakiadia
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The black all over represents the fact the the entire island chain is comprised of hardened magma, defended by the Arma-Serpens as on all Vakiadi Flags.
Created in 2456 to govern a chain of heavily volcanic islands about 1279 miles away from Xiliki. Economy based on molding various items out of cooled lava, including cities.

Celestial Vakiadia
The black represents the emptiness of space, while the stars represent the vibrancy of space. The planet defended by the Arma-Serpens is modeled after Syerr, the second moon to be colonized.
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Created in 2649 to govern any present and future holdings in space. Varied economy, has planetary and lunar resorts and orbiting space hotels.

Political Parties


Since the Senate was implemented in 2625, many political parties formed and vied for control. Once the main two political parties had been realized and taken their place, other, less powerful parties competed for the third position. Eventually the top position belonged to the Imperial Party, second was the Fascist Party, and third was the Communist Party. After the Communist Party was outlawed in 2655, all Senate seats belonging to them were handed to Imperial Party Senatorials. However, in 2666, Communism was legalized, and in 2669, the Communist Party was recognized. Currently the Imperial Party is dominant, with 453 seats in the Senate. Next is the Fascist Party, 175 seats. Lastly, the Communist Party, with 125 seats.

Imperial Party Flag
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The yellow represents the wealth of our nation. The blue represents the nation, while the eight-sided stars surrounding the crown stand for us acting as advisers to the Supreme Imperial Master. The wave design at the bottom represents Vakiadia's undying love for the sea, and the tower holding the crown and stars represents the city of Adiakav.

Fascist Party Flag
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The meaning of the national flag applies here for the gold beams and the green circle defended by the Arma-Serpens, but the black line symbol, called the Gladiuspica, represents the Fascist Party, which is defended from jealous invaders by the Arma Serpens.

Communist Party Flag
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The meaning of the national flag applies here for the gold beams and the green circle defended by the Arma-Serpens, but the hammer and sickle in the mouths of the Arma-Serpens represents the workers and peasants, the fact that they are held by the Arma-Serpens recognizes their undying will to defend our nation should it ever be invaded.


List of Leaders & Brief Timeline of History


Since the nation's foundation in 2118, there have been exactly 26 leaders, each differing in politics and power, as well as respect. Some of these leaders are remembered for how hated they were during their reign, others are remembered for how much adoration they commanded from their loyal subjects. This list includes what government they ruled during, how long they ruled, and how their rule ended.

This timeline is included as a quick reference for the history of Vakiadia in full, without extreme length and massive paragraphs, which were all written by the most highly respected Imperial Historian Zyerika Remik. It also chronicles exact years which historical events happened.

Leaders
Socialist Republic of Oceanic Vakiadia (2118 - 2245)
Fresniko Gallifril (2118 - 2150) Died in office
Baronik Balisty (2150 - 2193) Died in office
Grasik Freshnikov (2193 - 2228) Assassinated
Diyerik Baroniy (2228 - 2245) Was killed by revolutionaries

United Islands of Oceanic Vakiadia (2245 - 2412)
Vailai Jikilo (2245 - 2280) Died in office
Killiki Niakah (2280 - 2321) Died in office
Diyansiak Granstika (2321 - 2363) Died in office
Niyanial Vreyasto (2363 - 2405) Died in office
Zilatiki Srensti (2405 - 2413) Was killed by revolutionaries

Socialist Isles of Oceanic Vakiadia (2413 - 2625)
Yeterik Marastik (2413 - 2440) Died in office
Silasti Galasin (2440 - 2472) Died in office
Kiranstik Mastir (2472 - 2500) Was replaced by general during national emergency
Sayostelik Mashiz (2500 - 2538) Abdicated when emergency was over
Graspenik Merasin (2538 - 2563) Died in office
Riyason Firestin (2563 - 2583) Died in office
Diyalik Grishnik (2583 - 2604) Died in office
Rassiyik Spezhniy (2604 - 2625) Was exilied to Antarctic Archipelago

Imperial Inner Solar System/Imperial Archipelagic Planet/Imperial Archipelago of Oceanic Vakiadia (2625 - Present [2679])
Imperial Court (2625 - 2630) Decided on leader
Tomastik Mokidi "the Great" (2630 - 2664) Killed in war
Tomaster Mokidi "the Magnificient" (2664 - 2677) Assassinated
Imperial Court (2677 - 2679) Leader elected from Imperial Court by Senate
Imperier Nwerol (2679 - Present [2679])

History Timeline
2118: Colony ships crashed, survivors found Oceanic Vakiadia
2122: Colony ship wreckage used to build the capital, Adiakav
2134: Socialist government fully instigated
2145: First peaceful contact with natives
2150: Above native tribes annexed
2176: First island annexed
2187: Navy commissioned, begins to annex nearby islands
2193: First nearby island annexed
2200: First naval battle with natives, ends in total victory
2226: First signs of capitalist dissent
2231: Annexation progress slowed due to capitalists
2245: Capitalists revolt successfully
2250: New government continues to expand
2267: Entire island group annexed
2268: Expanded into northern hemisphere
2275: First sighting of the Antarctic Archipelago
2301: Invasion progress slowed due to medium meteor strike in ocean
2315: Modernized natives attempt to secede, enlisting the help of non-modernized natives
2320: Non-modernized natives massacre a small town
2321: Revolt put down, natives not trusted
2342: Far northern regions dig in, not allowing us to come close
2354: Natives across the north hemisphere revolt
2367: Naval ships captured by natives
2370: Founding of The Great Land of Rispeloben, war declared at same time
2380: Risbelopeni independence recognized
2384: Inland Vakiadia founded
2403: All land not antarctic and not Rispelobeni completely annexed
2412: Socialist revolution
2413: Socialists successful
2437: First step on Antarctic ice
2441: Founding of the first city in the Antarctic Archipelago
2470: First contact with the communist penguins
2475: First contact with the imperialist penguins
2480: First contact with the capitalist penguins
2491: First attempt to enslave penguins
2500: Start of the Great Penguin War
2529: Tragedy of Gyarika Merastoronik See here for more information
2534: Penguins driven to nearby island
2535: Penguins proclaim their island is now fascist
2538: Penguins surrender
2556: First blatant signs of anti-socialist feelings
2572: The Imperialist Switchover Movement is founded
2581: Penguins revolt, conquer all of Antarctic Archipelago
2582: Mutual coexistence agreed on with penguins
2593: Massive flood submerges three islands
2600: Rispeloben declares war
2625: Imperialist Switchover Movement totally succeeds
2630: Tomastik Mokidi, the current leader, becomes the SIMVA, or Supreme Imperial Master of the Vakiadian Archipelago
2640: Rispeloben totally annexed
2641: First step in space
2642: First man in space
2644: First space station
2647: Probe lands on nearby planet Mersilok, while another lands on moon Hydrox
2649: First men and colony on Hydrox
2650: First men and colony on Syerr
2651: Space agency split into two separate departments
2652: First men and colony on Tiyansol
2653: Human race renounced, now Homo Sapiens Vakiadi
2654: Historical escort ship found
2655: Communism outlawed entirely, after an organized communist revolution on Syerr
2656: First men and colony on Mersilok
2659: Radio signals recorded from nearby star Dinani
2660: Humanoid sharks discovered on Hydrox
2661: Start of the Second Great Penguin War
2662: First men and colony on Ristafol
2663: City of Isepran captured by penguins, underground complex built in capital to prepare
2664: Penguins launch an assault on Adiakav and fail, kill Supreme Imperial Master, new one is Tomaster Mokidi
2665: Effort to exterminate the penguin species begins
2666: Communism legalized
2667: Penguins escape Antarctic Archipelago, launch large spacecraft out of solar system, carrying an estimated 2.7 billion penguins
2668: Probe lands on planet Kylaska, finds planet war-torn by penguins
2669: Communist Party of Vakiadia recognized
2670: First men and resource collection center on Okolinu
2671: Underground complex completed, Meteor approaching Tiyansol destroyed
2672: First men and colony on gas giant Kraspenil
2675: Great Lunar Empire of Greyus relocates from unknown location to moon of Eskila
2676: Greyus expands to another Eskilan moon
2677: Tomaster Mokidi shot, The Cult War begins
2678: Imperial Repuplic of Eladvisio relocates from unknown location to three moons of Eskila
2679: Imperier Nwerol becomes Supreme Imperial Master, and previously unknown penguin species found
2680: Greyus expands to a third Eskilan moon
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Pre-2118 History
Copied verbatim from the History of the Earth Section 4: Greater United Oceania


Section One (2000 BC - 120 AD)
The Beginnings of Civilizations


In 2000 BC, the countless tribes of Indonesia, Polynesia, and Australia had little contact with each other. Most remained in villages, gathering food and such from the land around them. But some constructed villages that floated on the water. These tribes were the ones to perpetrate the major advance first discovered by Australian Aborigines; triangular sails. These sails allowed the Australians to travel beyond the immediate coastline, and eventually they discovered Indonesia, naming the area "Mundji Otan Wolla" or "Plentiful Fish Water". To the east, in Polynesia, a civilization had also developed the triangular sail, and Polynesia used this to expand to Western Indonesia. Evidence suggests that the two civilizations first contacted each other in southwestern Borneo in 20 BC. After 100 years of increasingly improving relations, Polynesian and Australian kings signed the Proclamation of Unity, forming the Dual Monarchic Empire of Pacifica.


Section Two (120 AD - 350 AD)
The Age of Pacifica


Pacifica developed a strong sense of expansion in the year 125 AD. This sense primarily drove the expansion to conquer the Malay Peninsula, eventually marching north to annex the numerous Thai and Pyu city-states and the insignificant Kingdom of Funan, eventually coming into contact with the Han dynasty of China, and, viewing them as a threat, let them be. In 270 AD, however, this all changed. Pacifica attacked the Wu Dynasty of China in the First of the Conquests of China (270-275), quickly overtaking it in series of brilliant division of armies to effectively trap the enemy armies vie surrounding within cities, which were quickly captured. With the Wu Dynasty fallen, the Shu and Wei Dynasties united as one to ward off possible invasion, however Pacifica did not invade. It waited ten years for unrest to grow in the hasty union state, which descended into civil war between Shu and Wei in 285 AD. First Pacifica attacked Shu, overtaking it within 3 years in the Second of the Conquests of China (286-289). As Wei braced for attack, Pacifica invaded not only by land, but also by sea, conquering it in the Third of the Conquests of China (290-296). In 300, contact was made with the new Gupta Empire of the Indian Subcontinent. Due to a cultural faux pas committed by government representatives of the Gupta Empire, war was declared. The resulting Pacifica-Gupta War (300-310), many soldiers lost their lives and many large towns were ransacked. In 310 however, the capital of the Gupta was captured, resulting in total victory. During this time a new era of learning sprouted in Pacifica, in which many advances were made in Art, Science, Literature, and Technology. This age, which improved Pacifican culture and way of life, is referred to as the Pacifican Prosperity Era (310-425). During this age, however, regions of former China were under attack by Goguryeo, a semi-important kingdom inhabiting the northern Korean Peninsula. The Army and Navy were called upon to deal with Goguryeo, resulting in the Goguryeo-Pacifica War (320-331). A naval landing on the west coast of Goguryeo while the Army marched southward from China crushed Goguryeo, along with Baekje, Silla, and Gaya. Soon the various nations of Yamataikoku and surrounding islands were annexed using a wide variety of means, from simple conquest to being bought with advanced technology from the Pacifican Prosperity Era. With Pacifica at a high point in its history, the quality of life was extraordinarily high for that era. Then, in 341, an internal conflict began. The Australian half of the Dual Monarchic Empire claimed the former Chinese regions of Jilin and Liaoning, as well as former Goguryeo, yet so did Polynesia. After two years of internal governmental struggle, Australia would not let go of the areas. Polynesia delivered an ultimatum, and declared that drastic measures would be taken if Australia did not cede these areas. Australia still refused. In response, Polynesia dissolved the Dual Monarchic Kingdom and essentially forged separate Australian and Polynesian Empires. Polynesia declared war on Australia, resulting in a long, bloody civil war; the Great Inter-Pacifican War (343-350). For seven long, grueling years most of Eastern Asia was a battlefield between Australia and Polynesia. In the end, Polynesia completely triumphed over Australia, ending the era of the Dual Monarchic Empire.


Section Three (350 AD - 430 AD)
The Grand Empire of Polynesia


The Grand Empire of Polynesia was a short-lived, yet prosperous nation. In the Conquest of Australia, it had lost little of the former Dual Monarchic Empire's holdings. Polynesia continued to exist under the Pacifican Prosperity Era, still developing advances in technology and art. In 370 AD, Polynesian explorers attempted to expand northward, to the present-day regions of Mongolia and Siberia. After initially finding no one in the Mongol region, a small city was founded near a river. In Siberia, however, it met fierce resistance from a nomadic group of tribes calling themselves the Xiongnu Confederation. Eventually this confederation drove out the armies that had been sent to Siberia, and conquered Mongolia in the process. The Polynesian Empire was shocked that a few tribes had driven their armies out, and officially declared war in 377 AD, beginning the Xiongnu-Polynesia War (377-385). Bloody battles erupted across the northern reaches of China and Manchuria, and even after three years of warfare, no clear outcome was in sight. Despite this, Polynesian military leaders were convinced that the enemy was weakening, and advised the Polynesian Emperor to continue the war. After another five years, most of Mongolia, including the small city founded there, was recaptured, and the emperor decided to contact the tribes of Xiongnu and set agreeable terms, which all tribes accepted, due to the increasing amount of their populace killed in war. For twenty-five years afterward, Polynesia was at peace, and in the year 397, Polynesian scientists working in northwestern China discovered that if you mix sulphur, charcoal, and potassium nitrate, it forms a very explosive powder. The military was informed of this startling discovery, and in the year 401, the first devices using it were made. These devices were simple; wrap thick paper in a cylindrical shape, put a thicker paper cone on one end, fill the device with gunpowder placed in a paper tube system, put a thick paper bottom on it, create a small hole in there, and stick in a fuse, making sure that the fuse did not touch paper before gunpowder. Then, point the device at the target and light the fuse. This device came to be known as the rocket, and was an essential part of the Polynesian military in China and beyond. In 410, the new device was to be put to the test in a war. The Sassanid Empire, after decades of little contact yet knowledge of each others existence, attacked, resulting in the Sassanid-Polynesia War (410-425). The Sassanid Empire had no knowledge of the recent development of rockets, however, and early victories in the war made Polynesia seem invincible. Despite the quick conquests of Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Sassanids managed to hold Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan for an astounding three years, until the death of the Sassanid general and subsequent routing of Sassanid forces. With the takeover of those areas, Polynesian forces attacked the regions of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, quickly overtaking them. However, the vast swathes of soldiers were stalled at Central Iran, where the Sassanids routed them due to a shortage of rocket powder. The Sassanids recaptured most of their former territory over the course of two years, eventually reaching India and being stalled at the city of Delhi, in the two-year Battle of Delhi that ended in Polynesian victory. Polynesia eventually drove the Sassanids out of India and recaptured most of Pakistan, agreeing to a cease-fire in 423 and full peace in 425. The end of the Sassanid-Polynesia War also marked the end of the Pacifican Prosperity Era, due to the lack of trust in the stability of Polynesia and in protection from potential invasion. In 426 the first rebellion occurred, in Yamataikoku. Yamataikoku drove out the Polynesian forces and declared independence, and Polynesia had no choice but to recognize the new Empire of Yamataikoku. Inspired by this bold act, the former Korean states revolted as well, before being met with harsh resistance and eventually erupted into a revolution, which spread to China and Mongolia, and the Polynesian forces could do naught to bring them down. Eventually the regions India, China, Goguryeo, Silla, Baekje, and Pakistan were all independent. Polynesia itself, controlling the lands from Southeastern Asia to Indonesia and Australia, as well as the islands in the Pacific stretching to what is now known as Easter Island, experienced an ousting of the monarch and replacement with a new one, Emperor Moana Makua I. This marked the end of the the Grand Empire of Polynesia proper.


Section Four (430 AD - 472 AD)
The First Great Asiatic War


Polynesia, now vulnerable to attack, rushed to defend its long-standing territories of Burma, Siam, and Vietnam. Rebels were funded by the new governments of India and China, who were determined to drive their former overlords out of the continent. Due to this, a revolt opened in Vietnam, beginning the First Viet-Malay Rebellion (431-433). For two years Polynesian forces dealt with guerilla forces in Vietnam and Siam, until the rebel forces surrendered completely. After ten years of instability in the region, constant guerilla strikes on Polynesian settlements, and China and India actively funding strikes against Polynesia, Emperor Moana Makua I declared war on China and India (First Great Asiatic War, 343-360). Unknown to him, however, the Chinese, led by former territorial governor Lan Syuu Ka, and the Indians, led by former rebellion leader Minakshi Avani I, had stores of rockets left from the Polynesian rule, and knew how to produce and properly use them. This deprived Polynesia of its former military edge for the first time since the invention of rockets. At even grounds on warfare, neither side gained much noticeable land for four years. Then, in 446, Polynesia led a naval attack on the Chinese island of Hainan, and conquered it. While no significant change occurred in the Indian front, this was a major development in the war on China. Realizing that if China fell, Polynesia would be sure to conquer them next, Yamataikoku, Goguryeo, Silla, and Baekje declared war on Polynesia, sending armies and navies to fight alongside China. While Hainan was retaken by the unified forces, the war in India ended, as India dropped out of the war to defend its borders from the Sassanids, who were taking advantage of the conflicts India was facing. Chinese and Goguryeon forces marched into Vietnam and Burma while Yamataikoku's navies blockaded the Phillipines and Vietnam in the absence of India. Eventually, in 458, the island of Luzon was taken by Yamataikoku, while Vietnam, Burma, Siam, and the Malay peninsula were all conquered by China. Having effectively driven Polynesia off of the continent, the Korean nations, China, and Yamataikoku assumed the war was over. Only some of them were correct in assuming so. Polynesian forces would not tolerate Yamataikoku's claim on Luzon and a few smaller islands near it, and attacked. In 460 Luzon was recaptured and the war was completely over. It came with a heavy cost, however. Besides the obvious land loss of Polynesia, China, India, the Korean states and Yamataikoku lost millions of soldiers and civilians. India, still fighting a war with the Sassanid Empire, gained no land from the war; what they wanted was taken by China. Although Goguryeo, Sila and Baekje lost a considerably smaller amount than Yamataikoku or China, each still lost thousands of soldiers, and some in their governments wondered whether their help was needed to drive Polynesia out. Yamataikoku suffered much and gained nothing, due to the reconquest of Luzon. As much of the production was based on the war effort, poverty was common. Revolutionaries wanted to replace the emperor with a different shogun, causing the Yamataikoku Revolution, ending that government and replacing it with a more isolationist one (465). The losses of China, although greater than Yamataikoku's, were mostly outweighed by the sense of victory, which existed because of the land expansion into Southeast Asia. However, many of the conquered people of Malay, Siam, Burma, and Vietnam resented Chinese rule. Many there formed revolutionary organizations, aiming for the liberation of their lands from foreign oppression. These movements were largely unsuccessful except in the southern Malay peninsula, where they separated from China and declared the own state of South Malay (472). Many in China feared that the existence of South Malay would entice Polynesia to attempt to conquer it, and due to South Malay's hostile stance toward China, the Chinese were conflicted on what they would do if that happened.


Section Five (472 AD - 900 AD)
The Isolation and Return of Polynesia


Polynesia suffered the most, undoubtedly. The citizens, although somewhat less angry with Luzon back under Polynesian control, were enraged that their government had effectively destroyed Polynesia's standing, annihilated over half the military and descended most of the nation, including the government itself, into poverty. Emperor Moana Makua III abdicated in 476, after more than a decade and a half of calls for his ousting. The people respected him because he did not rule during the war at all, and did not execute him or his family. The people installed a system in which the nation was led by five people, called nobles, one elected from each of the five divisions of Polynesia. The divisions were: Australia, Indonesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, and Pacifica. These nobles had to reach a majority decision before doing anything involving foreign nations. If domestic, they could only make decisions involving the area they were elected from. Each noble is elected for life. The first nobles set a law by unanimous vote, saying that "Expansion of Polynesia must first be approved by a super-majority decision amongst the nobles (minimum 4 of 5). Prior to noble decision, the area in question must be thoroughly explored and be known to Polynesia for a minimum of two years. If the area has not been explored to the point where it's location on a map, resources, and the best location for a settlement can be detailed to the nobles, an expansion vote shall not be held." This law stood for centuries, avoiding contact with South Malay and China the whole time. Countless noble after noble guided the nation, and after 150 years only one expansion ruling was held, in 627. The area in question is now known as Easter Island. The decision was yes, and colonists permanently settled there in 630. After that, explorers next went to the nobles in 726, about a small island chain north of Easter Island, then called Huano Basyan. The nobles again voted yes, and Polynesia settled what we now know as the Galapagos Islands in 728. For another 112 years Polynesia still faced no opportunity to expand, and dealt only with domestic issues. Until 840, Polynesian nobles still faced no expansion decisions, and then an admiral came forward with a totally new plan; expand into continental Asia once again. He showed the nobles the simplicity of conquering Southeast Asia at this time. His reasons included the fact that since the year 549, Southeast Asia had become totally separate from China. South Malay had united with North Malay to become Siam, Burma ousted the Chinese forces, Vietnam ousted China and became Chenlampa, and the Thai united with Siam. With the only real obstacles to conquering Southeast Asia being Siam and China, since India, although it repelled the Sassanids in 466, split into more than a dozen city-states in 500. All five nobles voted yes, and the armies and navies of Polynesia attacked Siam, Burma, and Chenlampa in 842, quickly conquering them. The Shen Wai dynasty of China only controlled the southern half of China, and was no match for the Polynesian forces. However, when the Shen Wuu dynasty of China received word of this, they renewed the ancient pact between them, Goguryeo, Unified Silla, consisting of Baekje and Silla, and the successor state to Yamataikoku, Japan. This culminated in the Second Great Asiatic War (845-865).

Japanese fleets moved to attack Luzon and the Phillipines, but were met with fierce resistance by Polynesian fleets coming from the recently conquered island of Taiwan before they reached Luzon. The Sillans and Goguryeons sent armies to aid Shen Wuu China, and prevented Polynesian takeover of the Yangtze River. Despite their best efforts, Polynesia failed to conquer the Yangtze River, and was driven back to Southeast Asia. Japanese naval forces were crushed north of Luzon, and Japan was devastated. They sent their remaining forces to attack the coast of southern China to aid in the attack there, as Polynesian naval forces had moved there to recapture Hainan and the coast directly north from there. Eventually the Polynesian forces were defeated, and the remainder retreated to Chenlampa. Soon Chinese forces attacked Chenlampa, and were met with more resistance than they bargained for. The Chinese, Goguryeon, and Sillan forces were defeated, as well as the Japanese fleets. Eventually China, Goguryeo, Unified Silla, and Japan decided that this war, even if won, would drive every citizen of both their nations and Polynesia into poverty, and decided to call for peace in 865, which Polynesia gladly accepted. For the next 24 years Asia was at an unstable peace. China allied with Goguryeo, while Japan invaded and conquered Unified Silla in 879. Due to this, China and Goguryeo declared war on Japan. Polynesia did not take a side in the First Sino-Japan War (879-884), as it used the distraction to invade and conquer the Eastern area of the Indian subcontinent, eventually attacking the Rashtrakuta dynasty in West India and the city-states to the south, as well as Sri Lanka. Marching northwest and conquering the Indian sates there, Polynesia eventually met a successor to the Sassanid Empire. The Saffarid Dynasty, although small, was powerful, and Polynesia decided that war would not be an intelligent move. Then, in 883, with Japan conquering Goguryeo, Polynesia discovered the Tibetan Empire. Tibet, upon being discovered, exchanged pleasant gestures of goodwill with Polynesia, due to the fact that the representatives Polynesia sent were mostly Buddhist. Polynesia and Tibet agreed not to attack each other, and essentially let each other be. By 884, Japan had taken over most of Northwestern China, forcing China to surrender. As a result, China became a Japanese puppet, which Polynesia actively condemned. After three years of an essential cold war with Japan, Polynesia was openly attacked by Japanese forces, beginning the Polynesia-Japan War (887-896). Polynesia retaliated by leading a large naval force through the South China Sea and attacking the Chinese port of Shanghai, conquering it soon after. From there, Polynesia marched north, up the coast of China with more troops marching north from Southeast Asia. Eventually, on reaching the Chinese capital of Beijing, Polynesia's marching was halted in 891. To distract Japan from sending more soldiers to defend the walls of Beijing, Polynesia diverted some reinforcements to the attackers to instead attack southern Japan. This lead Japan to send soldiers to reclaim the lost island of Kyushu, leaving the Beijing defenders without supply or reinforcements, allowing Polynesia to take it over. The conquering armies of Beijing received reinforcements and supplies soon after, allowing them to march to Korea. Upon reaching the Japanese-controlled Goguryeo, Polynesian forces were aided by revolutionaries aiming to rid Goguryeo of Japanese forces. These revolutionaries greatly hindered the Japanese defenders and allowed Polynesia to march to the former Unified Silla. Due to Japanese forces intent on purging any resistance since Unified Silla's annexation in 879, there were few revolutionaries, and even fewer willing to aid Polynesia. Consequently, by 894 Japanese forces were still entrenched in the furthest southern reaches of the territory. The Polynesian Navy had blockaded the area, leaving the Japanese there with no supply route. Within a month they surrendered, leaving Polynesia in control of the Korean peninsula. For two years small naval skirmishes were held near Korea and Japan, until Japan and Polynesia reached an uneasy peace agreement. Japan agreed to cease claiming Korea and relinquish control of China. In the years following the war, Polynesia was prosperous. Japan's military had been devastated, and the independent states of China, Goguryeo, and Unified Silla held alliances and shared resources with Polynesia in trading operations. Polynesia officially controlled Southeast Asia reaching to a stretch of land north of Hainan, however critical politicians in China, Goguryeo, and Unified Silla claimed that Polynesia was essentially their puppet master. This sentiment was moderate in size and following, but would soon become very noticeable and play a large part in politics of the time.


Section Six (900 AD - 1206 AD)
The Asiatic Prosperity Era, Part One


In a similar manner to the Pacifican Prosperity Era many centuries ago, the nations of Asia involved in the war (except Japan) enjoyed great economic, scientific, and cultural growth for the 300-some years afterwards. During those years however, the Asian nations not involved (Tibet and the Saffarids) noticed the prosperity of these nations and grew envious. India was split between the Saffarids and Polynesia, with Tibet controlling a portion of the northernmost areas of the former empire. All three of these nations wanted total control over India. Tibet, however, was mostly inactive on this silent desire to control the subcontinent, and simply enacted trading deals with the other powers. The Saffarids attempted to gain the land through force in 904, but after almost four months of no territorial changes, they called for a cease-fire, which was quickly accepted. The Saffarids lamented their defeat, and tried in vain to turn the government of Tibet against Polynesia in 906. Polynesia, however, was not as concerned about India as it was on Tasmania. The small island south of Australia had been the site of partisan forces aiming for secession. These Australian natives knew that attempting to take Australia was impossible, but still wanted to secede from Polynesia-controlled Australia. So, they turned their eyes on Tasmania, believing it to be small enough to take and defend from Polynesia. Obviously Polynesia would never tolerate such rebellious actions, and blockaded the entirety of Tasmania. After starving the rebels for a month, Polynesia attacked Tasmania from all directions, crushing them entirely. The Blockade of Tasmania (907) made it clear to other secessionists in areas such as the island of Timor and northern Indonesia that such insolence would not be tolerated. Polynesia continued to grow, but then turmoil erupted in East Asia. Revolutionaries in the northern reaches of Goguryeo seceded and created their own "Balhae", while Goguryeo became Taebong. Unified Silla split into Silla and Hubaekje, with formerly Sillan islands forming their own nations of Usan and Tamna. Japan, languishing since its defeat in the Polynesia-Japan War, had split into Yamato and Ainu, with Ainu inhabiting the north and Yamato being considered the successor to Japan. China, having conquered the Xi tribes in the north, attacked newly formed Balhae on causes of "peacekeeping". Taebong, standing strong despite its loss of Balhae, attacked and quickly conquered Usan. This string of conflicts was called the Korean Conflicts of 909 (909-916). Polynesia officially supported Taebong, but sent no forces to the war. Instead, it simply sent mediocre funding to Taebong, along with weapons. With Balhae fighting a two front war with China and Taebong, it wasn't long before they surrendered to them, with most of the land returning to Taebong, which became Goguryeo once again. Yamato, seeing the reunification of Goguryeo and envying it, decided to invade Ainu in an attempt to recapture the old glory of Japan in 920. Yamato was met with fierce resistance, along with Silla, Hubaekje, and Tamna attacking Yamato in retaliation. Polynesia, China, and Goguryeo were officially neutral on this matter, but Goguryeo sent funds to Ainu. Polynesia had other problems, however. In 921 the Saffarids, who were beginning to lose power and influence in their region, made a last ditch attempt to conquer India, beginning the Saffarid Invasion of 921 (921-935). The Saffarids began with savage attacks on border villages in India, pillaging, raping, looting, and burning them like utter barbarians. Tibet and China, upon hearing of these outrages, aided Polynesia with weapons, funds and military support. The Saffarids, hoping their brutality would demoralize Polynesia, carried on, despite international condemnation from virtually every state aware of the existence of them. Instead, it infuriated them. Polynesia, gathering support from China, Goguryeo, Silla, Hubaekje, and Tamna, led a massive charge straight into the middle of the advancing Saffarid armies. Their superior numbers triumphed, and the remaining Saffarids fled.

Polynesia was not finished, however. Gathering more soldiers from victimized villages, Polynesia invaded the Saffarid Caliphate itself in 928. Support from the East Asian states in the form of soldiers ceased at this point, but the funds and weaponry continued on. Saffarids tried desperately to stop the Polynesians, who did not act like barbarians in Saffarid territory. Despite guerilla warfare and concentrated attacks alike, the Saffarid state was completely annexed into Polynesia in 935. The Tibetans were displeased, and ceased diplomatic relations with Polynesia. The East Asian states did not care much, it seemed. The nations to the west and north who formerly bordered the Saffarids were also displeased, but did not react as Tibet did. The Samanid Empire and the Abbasid Caliphate engaged in talks with Polynesia about the possibility of establishing an independent Muslim government for the Saffarids, but Polynesia would not accept that idea. Still, the Samanids and Abbasids would not give up until 941, when they simply tried to spread Islam into Polynesia by land while other Muslim governments spread it by sea into Indonesia. Together, they figured, they could make Asia majority Muslim through Polynesia. Polynesia, which was majority Buddhist at the time, was accepting of Muslim missionaries to India and Indonesia, not thinking that Islam could pose a threat to the government. Muslim missionaries preaching the Quran converted many in Indonesia and India, creating a Muslim majority in those two Regions by 955. From there, they spread to Southeast Asia and China. The Chinese government barred the missionaries, but the Polynesian Region of Southeast Asia was majority Muslim by 963. The Noble government of Polynesia was affected by this, of course. Since the expansion into continental Asia, there had been not five but seven regions that elected Nobles, the new ones being Southeast Asia and India. Saffarid was planned to be added as its own region (called Saffaridia) by 980, once reconstruction efforts had finished, which would make eight. Due to the efforts of Muslim missionaries, four of these eight (Saffaridia, India, Southeast Asia, and Indonesia) would be majority Muslim, which would undoubtedly affect who they would vote for when their current Nobles died. The first Muslim Noble, Zaheen Kaamil, was elected from India in 965. The Missionaries, however, did not know of the existence of Melanesia, Australia, Micronesia, and Pacifica. Islam did spread there, but only by visiting Polynesians. Islam continued to grow in India, Southeast Asia, and Indonesia when Saffaridia became a region in 980 as planned. Tibet had already previously closed its borders to Islamic missionaries before the Saffarids were taken over, and they did not plan to stop now. China, still barring missionaries, experienced a coup, overthrowing the emperor of the time and replacing him with a military general in 984. The general's first act was war with Tibet, beginning the First China-Tibet War (983-991) China's military was far more powerful in numbers in technology to Tibet's small army. Despite this, the Tibetans had the terrain on their side, as Tibet is infamous for its mountains. Polynesia sided with China, attacking Tibet from the south due to unfriendly relations, with the Samanids attacked from the west. Tibet, at this point almost completely relying on the terrain for defence, directed almost all of its men at the invading Chinese, while the Polynesians were severely hindered by the terrain. The Samaids, however, took most of Western Tibet by 989, while China was routed and Polynesia only took some of southern Tibet. Tibet was left devastated by the war, losing most of its land and army. China had gained nothing yet lost much, leading to unrest and eventual overthrow of the general which thrust them into the war in 994. Polynesia annexed some of the Himalayan mountains and villages, bringing them in as part of India. The Samanids gained the most, annexing almost all of western Tibet while suffering minimal losses.
Last edited by Oceanic Vakiadia on Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:32 pm, edited 25 times in total.
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