| Imperial Commonwealth|
Narik: Imperiaal Gemenebest
Darnus: Imperliche Gemeinwesen
Flag Coat of Arms
Narik: Vöer Imperia, vöer Narikaton, vöer Rexia Darnussia.
Darnus: Für Imperium, für Narikaton, für Königreich auf Darnussia.
Your Day Has Come, Narikaton
Position on Terra
Largest city Ghacrow
|Languages Narik and Darnus|
|Denonym (see below)|
|Government Parliamentary system|
King Alexander V
Chancellor Laurent Af Klempt (CoL)
- Total 2.4 trillion ICR
- Per Capita 23,734 ICR
|Area 913,200 km²|
|Currency Rupan (ICR)|
|Drives on right|
|Internet TLD .co.ic|
The Imperial Commonwealth of Narikaton and Darnussia  (Narik: Imperiaal Gemenebest van Narikaton en Darnussia; Darnus: Imperliche Gemeinwesen auf Narikaton und Darnussia, informally described as the Imperial Commonwealth or the IC) is a state union located in south-western Artania, with two islands in the Migrant's Pass. The Imperial Commonwealth is formed by two member states, the Narikatonite Empire (Narik: Imperia Narikaton; Darnus: Imperium auf Narikaton) and the Kingdom of Darnussia (Darnus: Königreich auf Darnussia; Narik: Rexia Darnussia). It is bordered in the north by the Holy Luthori Empire, the east by Hobrazia, the south-east by Malivia and the west by Beluzia. The Imperial Commonwealth is a full member state of the Artanian Union. It has a population of 83,936,529, and an area of 913,200 km², resulting in a population density of 91.9 people / km². It has six major cities: the capital city Merenbürg, as well as Doressa, Red Stad, Moete, Podrueja and the largest city Ghacrow. The Imperial Commonwealth and both of its member nations are constitutional monarchies currently ruled under separate crowns; however the monarch is currently the same for both nations. Willem is the current Empress of the Narikatonite Empire and Queen of Darnussia. The current political model emerged as a result of a union between the independent Narikatonite Empire and the Darnussian Republic, which itself followed the exceptionally bloody Narik Wars. The Narik Wars are considered the watershed moment in the history of the Imperial Commonwealth.
The predecessor of the Commonwealth, united Darnussia, was the result of the Unification War of Darnussia, and evolved into the Kingdom of Darnussia. Old Darnussia suffered numerous civil wars and was occupied by two foreign powers in the previous millenniums. War between the Qedarite population and the Hobaists was the main cause of violence in the 24th Century. Tension between the Islander peoples and the Mainlanders was the main cause of the 2585-2599 war. As an eventual result of the war, old Darnussia became the Empire of Narikaton and Darnussia and after the Deimore Incident, Darnussia became a disorganised, anarchistic nation-state. Between 2760 - 3033, it was a conservative, federal republic, but an uprising in 3033, turned the nation into the Second Democratic Republic. The 3125 deceleration of independence by Narikaton resulted in the Narik Wars, whereby Narikaton battled for control of the mainland. Eventually, in 3321, the factions were once again united as the Imperial Commonwealth following the rise of monarchists in Darnussian Republic.
Etymology and symbolismEdit
- See also: Politics of the Narik Wars
The Imperial Commonwealth was the name given to the country following unification in 3321. Both member nations, Narikatonite Empire and Kingdom of Darnussia, have some forms of authonomy, but the Rijksdag/Reichstag of the Commonwealth holds the absolute power in the nation.
The official demonym for somebody from the IC is Nariki, Narikatonite or Darnussian, based on where the person lives, however this is controversial. The government mostly describes things as 'the IC ... ' or 'the Imperial ...', for example, 'the Imperial government'.
Nariki / NarikatoniteEdit
Nariki was the term early tribes of Narikaton used to describe themselves. Later it evolved into Narikatonite, roughly translated into citizen of Narikaton, as all Nariki-tribes were not considered worthy of citizenship.
Kozaris (also known as Korish) are the 2nd ethnic group in Imperial Commonwealth, named after the ancient Kozer-tribes, who traditionally have populated the mainland regions. The older term, Korish, included both subethnic groups of the mainland, Kozari and Alkron people, but in modern days they are all refered to as Kozaris.
Darnussians is a term that has been used to refer to many different groups of people. By its broadest use it has meant the entire population of the Commonwealth, then known only as Darnussia, but it has also used to describe the Nariki people and the Kozari people separately.
Darnussia was the name given to Darntus I's empire, the Kingdom of Darnussia, named so after himself. He wanted the empire to be his personally, not Narikaton's, and so named the new country after himself. In the early 2nd millenia the term Darnussian was rejected by the Mainland Population known as Kozaris, as they viewed Darnussia as a Nariki concept. The Korish-movement, led by the political party Vuloch Ca Korzia, wanted independent mainland. They self-identified as Korish, not as Darnussians, while it was the Nariki people who identified as Darnussians.
After the rise of the Lusitânians and Deltarian Invasion, the center of politics switched from Merenbürg to Doressa , starting the Doressa Age. During the Doressa Age, the Kozari people adapated the term Darnussians as their own, while the Nariki people started to have a renaissance period known as Narikatonite Nationalism , which eventually led to their rejection of the concept of Darnussian and started the Nariki independence movement.
In the Imperial Commonwealth, Nariki people commonly identify as Nariki / Narikatonite, while the Kozari people identify as Darnussians.
The flag, particularly since around the 24th century, has been gold, blue and white; the gold representing the Nariki peoples, the blue representing the Kozari peoples, and the white the peace and unity between them. Occasionally, an eagle, Darnussia's national animal, is included on the flag. Current flag incorporates both, the eagle symbol of the monarchy and the tricolor of the republic.
- Main article: History of Darnussia
Beginning of a CivilizationEdit
The first people that settled in the area now known as Narikaton and Darnussia consisted of many different ethnic groups. The most dominant ethnic group was the Qedarite peoples who ruled mainly from the Island of Narikaton. They followed an offshoot of Yeudism. In the years of 550-564 BCE there was a large emigration of Qedarites leaving Darnussia via sailboats, sailing to modern day Beiteynu. However, many also remained, where they had established communities and deep roots.In other parts of modern Darnussia, small city states, colonies, and baronies emerged during this era; while their local power waxed and waned, most paid tribute to one or more of the Narikatonite states, due to their power; particularly over the seas on which all of Darnussia has long depended on as a food source.
By 715, the War of Narikatonite Succession erupted, mainly on Narikaton Island, between several different men who wanted to be crowned King of the entire island of Narikaton; in the end Darntus the Flying was crowned King of the Darnussians. King Darntus I named his country and countrymen Darnussians after himself. Within a few years, he had unified most of modern-Day Darnussia, after engaging in wars of conquest and occasional diplomatic success during the Unification War of Darnussia.
Kingdom of Darnussia (780 - 1966)Edit
- Main article: Kingdom of Darnussia
Once King Darntus I was crowned King, according to legend, he rewarded every Darnussian man a cow and every Darnussian women with a Chicken. These reforms were well received by the public and King Darntus maintained high morale everywhere, according to legend. King Darntus II was widely known to be the opposite of his father, he ruled with an iron fist and his many reform policies failed. Darntus II, in a last attempt to recharge his splintering Kingdom enslaved the remaining Qedarite population, who by then had become a minority even on Narikaton. Darntus II ruled for 23 years; after his death, the Kingdom of Darnussia would be ruled by different Kings of different noble families for many decades to come.
The last absolute monarch of Darnussia was King Cecil I, who declared a secular state in 1966, which resulted in the fall of the monarchy. After Cecil's death, Darntus XIII (so-called although he was never actually crowned) successfully transitioned Darnussia into a Republic, the Most Serene Republic of Darnussia, and declared that it would be headed by the Secretary General. Initially, the Secretary General was a joint appointee of the Nobility and the Church, but it became a directly elected position by 2050.
Early modern era (2124 - 2138) Edit
In 2124 the government of Beiteynu declared war upon Darnussia, as they claimed that Darnussia was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction. They also claimed that the Qedarite population living in Darnussia were being oppressed. An eventual stalemate occurred between the Darnussian forces and the Beitenyuanse forces with neither side obtaining victory. By 2256, the Most Serene Republic was in deep trouble, due to internal corruption and a severe economic downturn. So began the Lusitânian period in Darnussian history. Dom Duarte II, the so-called Reino da Lusitânia, took control of the nation, ruling for two decades as the nominal King (although in practice, he had to defer to the legislature for most functions), claiming descent from Darntus XIII's line. In 2276, Parliament deposed the King, forcing new elections for the position of President, and forming the República da Lusitânia.In 2317, the Republic of Lusitania was overthrown after a surprise invasion from Deltaria. Sebastian I was made Czar by the Deltarians, and the former legislature was deposed. The government was moved from its ancient capital of Merenbürg to the industrial port city of Red Stad, which had long been the economic engine of the nation. The ruling Deltarians were unpopular, and as a result, sparked the Revolution of 2323. This ended in failure after Red Stad was hit by a nuclear weapon when Deltarians decided they could no longer hold the city. The Deltarians "temporarily" moved their capitol to nearby Doressa. The rulers of Darnussia, Deltársky Kuklaci, finally left the country in 2338. This was the first stage of independence. Still under occupation, Darnussia became free from Imperial Parties, and in February 2351, the Occupational Government voted to leave the country. Finally, independence was gained with the 2350 Revolution
The Doressa Age (2338 - 2599)EditGreat Democratic Republic of Darnussia (GDR), retaining the old Deltarian capital at Doressa rather than returning to Merenbürg. Very soon however, two powerblocks had developed among Darnussia's ruling elite. Two of the main sides were Hobaists, supported by the Imperial Power Party, and the other were the Qedarites, heavily supported by the Popular Revolutionary Front and Qedarites of Beiteynu. Tensions were rising and the common Darnussians were forced to pick either minority's side. The First Darnussian Civil War broke out in 2354, where Hobaists and Christians were murdered, and some Qedarites were murdered as revenge. It led to many Christian Darnussians siding with the Hobaists which ensured Imperial Power Party's success in the future. The war ended in IPP's victory, which was helped by Hobrazias intensions to intervene in the war.
The Imperial Hobrazian Protectorate of Independent Darnussia (IHPID) was proclaimed in 2370, and lasted until 2373. This was the result of the Imperial Power Party seizing the Parliament, and instituting a state religion of Hobaism and an official recognition of Hobrazia as sovereign over Darnussia. Hobrazia however, rejected IPP claims that Darnussia was part of Hobrazia, the IHPID fell, and the new Provisional Government was seated in 2373. In 2373, the Provisional Government proclaimed the Darnussian Democratic Republic (DDR). The new government ushered in the so-called Darnussian Inquisition, under which Hobaists in Darnussia were severely repressed, as a matter of "state security".
Imperial Age to democracy (2599 - 3033)EditNarikatonite Nationalism. As a result, in 2385 the province of Narikaton, along with Nihaton and Clenon declared its independence as Imperia Narikaton and went to war with Darnussia in the Second Darnussian Civil War. The war ended with Darnussian defeat and the United Republic of Narikaton and Darnussia, which collapsed in 2623 with the rise of Claude Deimore, who transformed the country into the Empire of Narikaton and Darnussia. This government too collapsed in 2638 with the Deimore Incident, in which elements of his party's paramilitary forces used nuclear weapons on civilian targets in Clenon and Nihaton after the rising of Republican factions.
A period of anarchistic revolutionary rule followed until 2797, when a communist dictatorship known as Soviet Socialist Republic of Darnussia was implemented. The totalitarian regime of the Communist Party of Darnussian Republic lasted for over 20 years, when Nationalist Forces created the Federal Republic of Darnussia in 2819. It was this 215-year period from 2819 to 3033 that could be considered the most stable and peaceful in Darnussian history. With the outlawing of paramilitaries, as well as the crushing of Narik nationalism in the early days, the federal republic saw little notable events. While Kozarian nationalism played a small role in politics, it was the re-emergence of the Red Stad Communist Front as the Communist Party of Darnussia that had the greatest long-term effect on Darnussia. Their long-term aim to restore the Darnussian Democratic Republic was finally achieved when, amid riots and uprisings calling for reform, the Second Darnussian Democratic Republic was born.
Modern Era, Nariki Wars and 4th Empire (3033 - present)Edit
The Second DDR was born with the 3033 Darnussian Uprising. The CPD and the DNP created it as a result of rioting and fighting created by severe economic troubles in the Federal Republic, which had resulted in 30% unemployment and rampant poverty. The new state replaced the failing currency, and built on infrastructure. In 3035, the Darnussia-Keymon War broke out, which resulted in the destruction of the eastern suburbs of Merenbürg with the dropping of a nuclear weapon. Darnussia invaded and defeated Keymon in 3037 with the help of Malivia, Rutania and the Holy Luthori Empire as Darnussia placed Keymon under military occupation until 3051. In 3067, the Narik Uprising occurred, during which Narikatonite Nationalists united and tried to overthrow the government. A swift response by the government crushed the uprising before any breakout could be achieved.Narikatonite Nationalism did not go away, and from 3090, began to grow again, and by 3020, they were the largest force in Darnussian politics. At the same time, far-left and far-right politics were also growing. The election of the Nationalist government in 3123 resulted in seriously authoritarian policies, and the introduction of a law banning criticism of the government in 3125 sparked the 3125 Darnussian Uprising. During this uprising, the Narikatonites took their advantage, and declared independence. 65% of the army mutinied and joined the new Imperial government. In December 3125, Narikaton invaded the mainland, sparking the Narik Wars which led to the country being split between the Republic and the Empire.
After a long period of hostility between Narikaton and Darnussia, the economic gap between the nations got deeper and deeper. Darnussia fell in the hands of a Military Junta that was finally abolished in 3308, and the talks for uniting with Narikaton began. In 3320 the Kingdom of Darnussia was created, and in 3321 Kingdom of Darnussia joined Narikatonite Empire in Imperial Commonwealth, ending a separation that had lasted over 100 years.
|780 - 1966||Kingdom of Darnussia||Absolute Monarchy|
|1966 - 2256||Most Serene Republic of Darnussia||Parliamentary Republic|
|2256 - 2276||Reino da Lusitânia||Absolute Monarchy|
|2276 - 2317||República da Lusitânia||Dictatorship|
|2321 - 2352||Deltarian Protectorate of Darnussia||Colonial Territory|
|2352 - 2370||Great Democratic Republic of Darnussia||Parliamentary Republic|
|2370 - 2373||Imperial Hobrazian Protectorate of Independent Darnussia||Colonial Territory|
|2373 - 2585||Darnussian Democratic Republic||Parliamentary Republic|
|2585 - 2599||
|2599-2625||United Republic of Narikaton and Darnussia||Parliamentary Republic|
|2625-2638||Empire of Narikaton and Darnussia||Absolute Monarchy|
|2638 - 2797||N/A||Post-Imperial Darnussia||Revolutionary Dictatorship|
|2797 - 2819||Soviet Socialist Republic of Darnussia||Socialist Dictatorship|
|2819 - 3033||Federal Republic of Darnussia||Federal Republic|
|3033 - 3125||Second Darnussian Democratic Republic||Parliamentary Republic|
|3125 - 3193||Narikatonite Empire||Absolute Monarchy|
|3193 - 3203||Narikatonite Empire|
Darnussian Provisional Government
|3203 - 3321||Narikatonite Empire|
|3321 - present||Imperial Commonwealth||Union of Constitutional Monarchies|
- Main article: Geography of Darnussia
|Kozaria||127,190,127||273,600 km²||Red Stad|
- See also: Politics of the Narik Wars
The politics of modern day Imperial Commonwealth became very stagnant if compared to previous centuries. Between 2750-2900, moderate powers rose to become the mainstream politics of the day, but the hardcore stances returned in the 4th millenium, leading to Narik Wars.
Conservatism is strong in Imperial Commonwealth society, with old imperialist, fascist and nationalist being swept aside for new, more moderate conservative movements. However, Communism and harline socialism, be it revolutionary or simply political, is still a large movement in the commonwealth.
Rijksdag/Reichstag is the democratic body of the Imperial Commonwealth, presided by the Chancellor. Members of the Rijksdag/Reichstag are elected from both member nations, however the amount of seats is proportional to population, and as such, Narikaton has more seats in the Rijksdag/Reichstag than Darnussia.
Elections are usually contested between the two major parliamentary coalitions: the right-wing Coalition of Loyalists and the left-wing Democratic Alliance. All seats in parliament are held by parties belonging to the two groups. Third parties do exists, but rarely win electoral seats
The Head of State is the ruler of the Two Thrones, Emperor of Narikaton and King of Darnussia. The title is hereditary, and the current Emperor and King is Marcel I of Narikaton and III of Darnussia. The Head of Government is the Chancellor.
|Name||Political position||Party Leader||Member organisations|
|Coalition of Loyalists||Right||Laurent Af Klempt||
|Democratic Alliance||Centre-left, left||Joachim Bergen||
The current government is a coalition between the Coalition of Loyalists and the Democratic Alliance. The Coalition of Loyalists are the senior partner in the coalition.
|Chancellor||Laurent Af Klempt||Coalition of Loyalists / NIF|
|Foreign Affairs||Paul von Mackenheimer||Democratic Alliance / Liberal|
|Internal Affairs||Jonah L. Hilfburg VII||Coalition of Loyalists / NIF|
|Finance||William von Heinz||Coalition of Loyalists / DLP|
|Defence||Wilhelm Hauptman||Democratic Alliance / Liberal|
|Justice||Jerome von Coeverden||Coalition of Loyalists / iWork|
|Infrastructure and Transport||Eva Koelmann||Democratic Alliance / Socialist|
|Health and Social Services||Magda Reiben||Democratic Alliance / UDN|
|Education and Culture||Hendrik Martezky||Coalition of Loyalists / DLA|
|Science and Technology||Patrick Hartzburg||Coalition of Loyalists / DLP|
|Food and Agriculture||Karl Fultz||Democratic Alliance / NPP|
|Environment and Tourism||Klara Tobias||Democratic Alliance / Liberal|
|Trade and Industry||George Dickinson||Coalition of Loyalists / DLA|
- Main article: Narikatonite Nationalism
Narik or Narikatonite nationalism is a movement that aims to see Narikaton and the islands gain independence from Darnussia, or set up a pro-Narikaton government to rule over the nation. In 2600, this reached a peak, with a very violent and destructive civil war. After this, the Nariks gained control of the entire country, and placed it under an authoritarian military dictatorship. With the fall of the Nariks, the movement was banned, but was reborn later and sparked ne Narik Wars and the formation of Narikatonite Empire.
Narik nationalists tend to be on the right to far-right on the spectrum, favouring monarchy, militarism and a strong central government. However, with the second rise of Narik nationalism, a new brand has appeard - Narik Socialism. These groups wish to gain independence peacefully, and and establish a new, Narik democratic state.
After the formation of the Commonwealth, the government has been trying to tame down Narikatonite Nationalism. For example, Imperial Commonwealth is bilingual nations, a move that many hardcore Narikatonites despise.
Paramilitary groups, such as the People's Revolutionary Army, play an important role in politics today, as does Kozarian nationalism. It is their actions that can sometimes cause major changes in legislation, or on the contray. Pressure groups are small, but can cause major laws to come through parliament with the right lobbying.
Despite the publics skepticism of collectivistic ideas, Commonwealth society is remarkably egalitarian in economic matters. Partially because the elites of the upper classes were mostly the nobility, whose wealth and titles were stripped in the last revolution, and partially because of strong social expectations regarding inheritances, there are relatively few idle rich in Darnussia today; while an upper class of corporate executives and professionals exists, the division between upper and middle class is blurred, with a dominant middle class making up approximately 70% of the nation's population, depending on how it is calculated. Darnussian's economic stratification is largely race-based; minorities are twelve times more likely to be lower-class economically than ethnic Darnussi or Nariks.
The average Commonwealth citizen worked longer hours (59 hours per week), and has shorter vacations (1.9 weeks per year) than his Terran peers in the first half of the last millenium. These factors contributed to making Imperial Commonwealth one of Terra's most richest societies.
Industry and agricultureEdit
Imperial Commonwealth has a high level of industry, especially in the Mainland. Steel and iron are Imperial Commonwealth's two highest exports, with Red Stad steel being considered to be of some of the highest quality in Terra. Steel and iron works dominate the economic output of Kozaria, while coal mining and manufacturing are the major industries in Alkavon. While there are some smaller manufacturing and light industries on the Islands, services, finance and fishing remain the major source of income for Narikaton and Shirmania.
Agriculture was once the highest source of income for Narikaton and Darnussia, as was with most early nations. However, due to restricted land area, the nation began to rely heavily on exports from Luthori and Hulstria. However, this resulted in a serious food scare when imports from these countries were abruptly stopped fallowing a harsh winter. Darnussia was in serious danger of a famine until the crisis was averted by a well negotiated treaty with Zardugal thanks mainly in Darnussia to the help of food and agriculture minister, Silvio Kolmonetti.
- Main article: Imperial Armed Forces
Imperial Armed Forces of the Commonwealth
|Service Branch||Branch Leader||Strength|
|Imperial Army||Commander-in-Chief of the Army||900,000|
|Imperial Navy||Commander-in-Chief of the Navy||250,000|
|Imperial Air Force||Commander-in-Chief of the Air Force||70,000|
The Imperial Commonwealth armed forces are officially called the Imperial Armed Forces of the Commonwealth. They consist of the Army, Navy and Air Force. All three groups are conscripted forces, overall consisting of 1,200,000 men and women.
Society and CultureEdit
Narikaton and Darnussia have always been a somewhat conservative society at its core, slow to adopt social change, and slower to evolve. A consequence of this is that, when change does occur, it is often sudden and violent. No revolution, however, can shake the populations belief in individual responsibility over collectivity, strong sense of religious faith, or its environmental skepticism, despite any and all evidence showing the effect of Man on his environment. Narikatonites and Darnussians are fiercely militant, but also fiercely loyal to the idea of the "just war," having suffered grievously from civil war and invasion in the past.
A generational program of cross-cultural unification between mainland Darnussi and Nariks from the islands is proceeding, largely through incentives, and public-private partnerships, in an effort to shatter any remaining nationalism aspirations from either side of the former civil wars. As a result, over 40% of native born adult Darnussians live in a province other than the one they were born in, and more than 20% of island-born Narikatonites live on the mainland, and vice versa.
|1 January||New Year Day|
|21 March||Peace Day|
|1 May||May Day|
|6 June||Memorial Day|
|10 October||Unification Day|
|25 December||Chirstmas Day|
Imperial Commonwealth culture is extremely different between ethnic groups. Some Darnussians are Catholic whether they are apart of the Terran or Orthodox Catholic Church. Catholics in Darnussia outnumber Lutherans, but the division between Catholics leaves the Lutherans as the largest single sect. Darnussians are often against large immigration from foreign countries, as the Darnussians have been quite xenophobic because of the so many foreign powers that have conquered them. The Darnussians heavily relied on fishing to support their country and themselves.
When the Kingdom of Darnussia imposed Hosianism (OOC: Christianity) as the state religion, they became one of the earliest pagan nations to adopt Hosianism. In doing so, the large Patriarchal majorities exist because of when Hosianism was imposed as the State Religion when the Deltarian invaders came to Darnussia and pronounced Terran Patriarchalism as the state faith. About 75% of Darnussians identify themselves as Hosian. Thus religion acts as a strong influence on people’s daily lives.
Going further back into history, Darnussia was founded by pagans, Qedarites, and pagans who held some Qedarish ideals. Thus there is a large Qedarish minority living in Darnussia, most are ancestors of those who lived in the ancient era others are refugees from Beiteynu. Many of the Darnussian Qedarites follow Messianic Yeudism, a view that holds Jesus as the Messiah. Other Qedarites in Darnussia do not consider Messianic Qedarites real Qedarites, instead follow Orthodox Yeudism.
Darnussian food is very old, the cuisine dates back to the 15th century. The Darnussians are famous for their unique dishes; they frequently use many recipes involving fish and salt.
- See also: Football in Darnussia
Like in any country, sports have always been popular in Darnussia. Football (soccer) is the national sport and it is most popular. The Darnussian Football League is highly followed. Some of the most popular sports include Football (Gridiron), Hockey, and Basketball. Darnussia also has a national football team. They will be entering in the next world cup.
- Main Article: Darnussian Language
Note: Public education forces every student to study both, Darnus and Narik, so everyone understands at least some level of their 2nd Darnussian language. Increasingly, the two languages are merging, particularly in Nihaton and Kozaria.
Note: Exact figures are hard to come by. These are the most recent estimates.
- 45% Reformed Luthoran Church of Narikaton
- 24% Theognosian Church
- 9% No religion
- 8% Terran Patriarchal Church
- 7% Yeudism
- 3% Hobaism
- 2% Queranzariah
- 2% Other
|Nations of Artania|