| 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 DarnussiaA full history of Darnussia from its creation to the 43rd century.
|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|