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The Apollonian Republic
Eastern Empire
Flag of Kildare
Flag
Coat of Arms of Kildare
Coat of Arms
Motto: Birthplace of Modern Civilisation
Anthem: All hail Apollonia!
Location of Kildare
Map versions As part of Shireroth: 1.5.0 - 15.4.6,
as A.R.S.E.: 15.4.7-Present.
Capital Apollo City
Largest city Apollo City, Blackrock Nua, Treesia City, Asha, Mahapur, Curagh, Jacia
Official language(s) Official language:
English

Other languages:
Written Halluci, Shirerithian, Audente, Jingdaoese

Official religion(s) {{{religion}}}
Demonym Apollonian
 - Adjective Apollonian
Government De jure presidential republic

De facto constitutional monarchy

 - Caudillo of the Republic Hadrian Myksos
 - Grandsire of the Republic Drusus Venator
 - Legislature Seanad

Provincial Assembly

Establishment Annexed as part of Shireroth:
513 ASC (30th December 2000)

Independent from Shireroth:
5555 ASC (21th October 2014)

 - Ranked NA
Area NA
 - Ranked NA
Population 601.115.000
 - Active NA
 - Ranked NA
Currency Kala
Abbreviation A.R.
National website NA
National forum Forum
National animal Two-headed Eagle
National food Safir wings with cabbage
National drink Antyan wine
National tree Lumina

The Apollonian Republic, born out of the Apollonian Republic of Shireroth's East (abbreviated to A.R.S.E.[1]), also known as Apollonia, is an independent nation which was founded by the Kildarian National Movement after the Augesbury Murder and the outbreak of the Revolution of 5552. It declared independence from Shireroth in 5552 ASC [2] and received its independence when the Landsraad approved the Kildari Independence Act of 5555 ASC [3].

Kildare (as A.R.S.E.) was swiftly joined by Aryasht[4] and the River Warriors' Autonomous Republic, after the first declared itself a republic and overthrew the royal government and the latter was annexed after the war against the Senyans[5]. The island territories, which once formed a reason for hostility between Kildare and Aryasht, formed the new republic Nessus. The isle of Gong Li became independent (and later became the centre of Jingdaoese activities), while the northern isles of Hawshire-Dure stayed a part of Shireroth (which led to strong revanchist feelings in the northern provinces).

The Apollonian Republic is probably one of the most diverse places on Micras, thanks to its ancient history: the lands of the Republic once covered several states of the Apollo Sector, which in its final days united in the Union of Apollo States. It was Kaiser Gaelen I of Shireroth who, in 513 ASC, conquered the lands, made the former nations into counties and replaced the old Union with a Duchy. It was ruled by the Dutch (Duke), a title dating back from a writing error in its early days as an Duchy. The eastern provinces of the nation belonged to Aryasht, a nation that had been part of among others Antica, and was ruled by a Prince. Now governance over all territories lies in the hands of the Caudillo.

While the Republic started as a confederation of states that had split of from Shireroth, it transformed into a very centralised states. The old States lost any political value and instead the provinces from which they were composed began to play a role in the government. With the Articles of Confederation 5750 each Province would be represented by a governor in the Provincial Assembly, while the Senators from the Seanad would be elected throughout the nation. At the same time the position of head of state, the Caudillo, became even more connected to the House of Myksos (of which according to the constitution the Caudillo must belong to). This made the Republic de facto a constitutional monarchy.


It is sometimes referred to as the Birthplace of Modern Civilisation, as its lands hosted several famous (Apollonian) nations which shaped the current micronational world with laying the foundation for nations like Shireroth and organisations like the MCS.


Etymology

The Apollonian Republic thanks its name to both the continent and its heritage. For a long period of time (more than 5,000 ASC years) the lands that nowadays make up the country were a part of Shireroth under the name Kildare and Aryasht.

The usage of Apollonian and Apollonian Republic was a deliberate choice of the National Movement to start fresh, while keeping ties with its (ancient) history. Ironically, with exception of the short-lived Union of Apollo States, the Apollonian nations were divided, while the Apollonian Republic has become a very centralised state.

Old-fashioned citizens sometimes keep talking about the Eastern Empire (a reference to when it was part of Shireroth).

History

Conquest of the Eastern Countries (498 - 705 ASC)

Kaiser Gaelen I successfully subdued the Dutchy of Kildare.

When Kaiser Gaelen I of Shireroth successfully defeated the armies of the defunct Union of Apollo States, the land that would form Kildare, in 513 ASC after a nine year long campaign. The lands had at that time already seen anarchy for over 20 years and welcomed - in most cases - the stability that the Imperial Republic brought. The infamous UAS Riots (498 ASC), which had led to an increased instability, soon showed the weaknesses of the Union of Apollo States. In this chaotic time, legends talk about a man called Ozymandias the Great, who stood up and reunited the northern part of Kildare under his rule. His attempts of reuniting south and north, however, failed because of his early death in 502 ASC. His legacy was of short duration, as the north once more collapsed into anarchy.

It was not until all cities at the coast had fallen in 513 ASC, that the Kildari understood that they were powerless against the superior numbers of the Kaiser. A short-lived attempt to unite under the banners of the old Union failed miserably and lead to the total destruction of the Blackrockian and Audente militias.

The annexation was followed by a period of colonisation, in which thousands of people from the West sought a new home in the East, which had vast forests and land. The new religion which was brought to the East, Cedrism, lead to religious strife between mainly the Soloralists (supported by the Dutch) and Cedrists (who had the support of the Kaiser). The integration of Kildare into the Imperial Republic seemed, in long terms, the end of internal strife and succeeded where the UAS had failed: in uniting the countries (now Counties) under one banner.

The following two ages were a weird period for the Kildari: while they started working together, the nation of Jasonia had become the big enemy and threat to Shirerithian supremacy. For the first in years, the conquered Kildari stood against their former Apollonian brethren.

The war that resulted in the destruction of Jasonia, led to a mass immigration from Jasonians into New Jasonia (however, several Jasonians choose to go live in Tapfer).


Kildarian Plague and downfall of society (705 - 2700 ASC)

The Kildarian Plague hit both the little farm communities as the large cities.

The terrible fire which destroyed the Hallucigrad Library made it almost impossible to have much information about the ages after the Shirerithian-Jasonian War. Historians, saddened by the loss of knowledge, describe this as the Lost ages (from around 705 ASC till 2580 ASC).

In 2580 ASC Kildare was hit by a devastating plague which spread from the Raynor Isles to the other Eastern Counties. Where the plague arrived, death followed soon, and the population sharply declined. Within ten years, the illness had reached the western shores of Kildare, and 1/5th of the population had already died.

Drastic countermeasures were taken to avoid more deaths: travelling between Counties became illegal and Melangia even went into isolation in 2601 ASC (there would be no contact for over 400 years). The Temple of Ryvenna, seen as a holy place in Kildarian minds, would be closed to avoid that the plague would be brought with visitors.

In 2631 ASC the plague had cost 1/3rd of the population. The rulers of Hallucigrad lost in those dark days not only their library, but also their heir. The Dukes of Kildare remained ruling the lands in theory, but because of the restrictions to travel, their power didn't reach further than their own estates.

In 2700 ASC the plague came very abruptly to an end and production once again began to increase slowly. It would, however, take till 3004 ASC that a man from Shirekeep, Ionas I, took the Throne and brought an end to the de facto independence of the local Counts. The plague, which had been over for more than 400 years, had still left its marks, and the Dutch began with his own attempts to reuniting the Counties.


Revival of religion

In 5100 ASC, Catologism had surpassed Soloralists not only in numbers, but also in important positions.

From 2750 ASC the East began to see, for the first time since the end of the plague, an increase of immigrants. Hundreds, and later thousands, of immigrants from Dutchspeaking nations, like Batavia (and later South Batavia) immigrated to Kildare. They not only brought with them the manpower to establish new farming communities throughout the Empire, but also a new religion: Catologism. The introduction of that new faith would, over the course of time spread to other population groups. Once the assimilation between other Kildari and Batavians began, Catologism very slowly started to replace Soloralism as dominant religion.

It would take until around 5100 ASC, that the Ducal Court would mainly exist of Catologian servants. And it would take until the reign of Taodosius I, 40 years later, that Soloralist temples were requisitioned and granted to the Catologian Church.


End of the Dark Ages and centralisation attempts (3004 - 3428 ASC)

While Catologism slowly started spreading through the lands, the reign of Dutch Ionas I Win'Eth brought forth political and cultural changes. The Dutch, who had lived at the Imperial Court of the West in his youth had seen how a more centralised political system had its benefits. His big dream, reuniting Audentior with Kildare, was in that time difficult if he hadn't the military and financial support of the other nobles.

Meeting between the Kildarians knights and Dutch Ionas.

To achieve his goal, he introduced in 3031 ASC a new Ducal Government and the Seanad (the first council to rule over a Shirerithian Duchy) in which representatives of the Barons were seated. The autonomy of the Counts was slowly reduced over time and his successes made Ionas think that he was all-powerful. This seemed to be his first big mistake when he tried to take away the County of Gong Li out of the influence sphere of Baron Andreas the Wise to add it to his own Barony of Antya.

Andreas the Wise was enraged by the Dutch' actions and went into rebellion, later known as the Great Kildarian Civil War or Gong Li Rebellion. Many nobles, angry or scared for the powers of the Dutch, rallied behind Andreas' forces. It would take till 3352 ASC, during an armistice, that the Dutch used his own large armies (who were already mobilised) to establish a Kildarian presence in Audentior. The seat of the Seanad moved to Apollo City, while for traditional reasons, the seat of the Dutch remained in Blackrock Nua.

Soon after Ionas' crusade, the civil war was recommenced. It would take till Ionas' death in 3428 ASC, to end the fighting. He was succeeded, on request of the Seanad, by his biggest opponent, Andreas the Wise, who was proclaimed Dutch Andreas I.


Age of Industrialisation (4557 - 5141 ASC)

The M15 Adrian helmet, made by Heimat Industries, was one of the first manufactured products of Heimat Industries.

The Fifth millennium saw a revival of industrial efforts throughout the Kildarian Empire. The construction of the Zygus Qamil, also called the Eastern Wall, during the reign of Dutch William I as a defence against potential enemies from the east, brought a long period of peace in the Eastern Empire. With no longer having to deal with the threats at their borders, counties like Dalmacija and Kitanus Fields started to prosper now the Count could use his/her troops to guard the roads against bandits. Those border provinces became more and more interesting as a living place at the end of the Fourth millennium, just like investors became more and more interested in its riches.

In 4557 ASC a wealthy traders' family which had for long been owner of several gold mines in Dalmacija, established the first major multinational in Northern Kildare: Heimat Industries. With the profits from the goldmines, there were major investments in the new factories and not long thereafter the first products were presented to the public: ammunition, steel products and several kinds of armaments and ships.

In several other parts, new industries began growing, leading to the creation of a new labour class which flocked together in the cities. This again led to labour unrest, which led on its turn to countermeasures taken by the nobility to keep - with success - people in their birth place. The conservative Kildari heard of the miserable conditions of unemployed in the cities, which strengthened many of them in their convictions that industrial progress could only be negative for the East.


The Apollonian Coup d'état (5141 - 5252 ASC)

Taodosius made an end to a seemingly peaceful period in Kildare's existence.

The time of peace and stability came to an abrupt end when the Eastern Empire was invaded by the Garllic Empire. The Zygus Qamil, which once had been the pride of the Kildarian defences, had suffered from the lack of good maintenance and quickly crumbled in the first hours of the invasion.

While city after city fell in hands of the enemy, a coup d'état found place in Apollo City (5141 ASC). Coincidentally with the invasion, a small group of Myxosean Guards under leadership of Taodosius overran the Seanad and imprisoned Dutchess Ignatia I. The swift coup, supported by the Apollonian elite, was a success, as almost no noble tried to complain. In the meantime the war in Kitanus Fields went from bad to worse: more than 45,000 soldiers of the Kildarian Defence Forces were slaughtered during the Battle of Lamantia (5147 ASC).

After fifty years of warfare against the Garllic king, Tetris, the Eastern Empire had still not reached a victory over the invaders. Several requests for military assistance to other Imperial States and the Imperial Court in the West fell into deaf ears. To strengthen the weakened Kildare and break the stalemate, Taodosius invited the Tegong to help the Kildari. Reforms were introduced and new weapons were produced to replace the old fashioned, out-of-date weapon gear. The death of both Dutch Taodosius and king Tetris in 5230 ASC definitely ended hostile actions and the new Dutchess, Sophia Myksos, and the new king, Corridon, agreed upon a truce.

Sophian Era (5230 - 5435 ASC)

Conflict with the States (5252 - 5267 ASC)

The order to execute all those endangering the stability of the Eastern Empire were ordered to be executed when entering Kildare.

However, conflict wasn't over yet. While the Garllic threat had disappeared and Garllics and Kildari were rebuilding Kitanus Fields side by side, a new threat loomed at the horizon. The influence of the Tegong in the military and at the Eastern Court had angered several rulers of other States. They saw this as a meddling of Jingdao in Kildarian affairs and even declared that Sophia was unfit to rule. Also a conflict arose over the Treaty of Mahapur, which annexed Aryasht into Shireroth but put Kildarian Norfolk into a condominium with Aryashti Norfolk. The treaty was seen as illegal in Kildare as no approval was granted by Kildare for such an action, which heightened tensions even more.

In 5252 ASC Sophia Myksos appointed Jezza Rasmus, Count of Tè Gōng Li, to the position of Count of Norfolk, ensuring the loyalty of the nobility on those isles. Vrteti, an official whose loyalty lied in Aryasht, declared himself to rule the County and announced that he would not follow the laws of Kildare. Swift military action, however, squealed all possible resistance of Aryashti spies in Kildarian Norfolk. The conflict was, however, far from over.

It wasn't until both sides came to an agreement, after almost going to war against each other, to split Norfolk: Tymaria City and Ashk Darya went to Kildare, while the other isles went to Aryasht. The Treaty of Norfolk not only ended the hostilities, but also strengthened the ties between the two eastern states, as it was agreed that both the Dutchess of Kildare and Prince of Aryasht would marry each other.


Semisan Conflict

The marriage agreement immediately proved important with the rise of Semisa II to the Mango Throne. Her illegal attempts in 5266 ASC to force Sophia to abdicate - together with a banishment - led to an immediate refusal of both eastern States to recognise the Imperial Decrees made at the Court.

Semisa eventually made place for Kaiser Trantor IV, who also proved to be disastrous for the relations between West and East. In the Eastern States there slowly grew disgust and contempt towards the Court in Shirekeep. The notorious Kildarian historian Claudius Gel'Mur noted in one of his works:

"From all Kaisers, those two were the worst to have ever sit on the Mango Throne that was once admired throughout both the Realm and the world. Those two their utter ignorance towards not only tradition, but also the laws, made the East come dangerously close to a schism that could have split the Imperial Republic forever."

It was not until the ascension of Trantors successor, Kaiser Mo'll I, in 5323 ASC, that the Kildari once again started trusting their Benacian brethren. The Joyous Entry in Apollo City in 5330 ASC quickly developed into a national feast with several bystanders noticing that the Kaiser was touched by the gestures of the Kildarian people.


Cities of the Jacian Federation (dark blue)

Jacian Federation

The new path under Dutchess Sophia Myksos was illustrated by the recognition of the Jacian Federation as a County. The Jacian Federation was a pact between five of the most important trading cities on the Kildari coast. This pact had existed for ages and lead to a lot of wealth for the cities, causing the merchants of the Federation to become among the richest and powerful of Micras (or at least the Imperial Republic, as they had the tendency to exaggerate according to some of the other merchants). In the 53th century ASC, this resulted in Sophia Myxos granting the Federation of cities the status of a separated County, granting them a direct representation into the Seanad.

Aeneas Malak was swiftly elected as Count of the Federation and this new alignment between the Duchal throne and the merchants of the Federation was thought to benefit both parties excessively. This, on its turn, led to rumours of an upcoming large (perhaps military) project for which the Dutchal Court could use the financial support of the growing merchant classes. It wasn't until the Flavian Era that it became clear that this was not simply a rumour, but the truth.


Flavian Era (5435 ASC - present)

The personification of the Seanad. From the diptych made by order of Flavius I to commemorate the revival of prestige of the institute.

With the death of his mother in 5435 ASC, Flavius Myksos took charge of the Eastern Empire. Being sent to Shirekeep with Kaiser Mo'll I to learn about the Western part of the Imperial Republic, he had enjoyed education from both western and eastern scholars. Thanks to his father, who was a former prince of Aryasht he even learned some basic stuff about that State too, which contributed to his later attempts in befriending the other eastern state (which both his grandfather as mother had looked down upon).

With the death of Kaiser in 5416 ASC, he travelled back to Apollo City and became more and more convinced about how he could restore the Pearl of the East as the greatest city of the world. Having seen how the Prefect of Shirekeep had successfully restored his own city after the Cabbage War (which had laid the Shirerithian capital into ruins), he wanted the same kind of restoration in Kildare. To his advisers he would have said:

"If the westerners can restore an ancient capital [Shirekeep] into glory with some bricks and mortar once more, than we can restore our City and empire with our people!"


With the energy of a young monarch, he restored the Seanad into its former glory by presenting several new ideas and law proposals (including a new constitution, as the former dated back from before the coup d'état but had never been replaced by a new one). Flavius envisioned that Seanad would receive once again the role to become the main centre of politics, even while the Dutch retained his absolute powers. He was, without doubts, inspired by the Landsraad in this action and at the same time saw it as a way to expand his control over the more influential nobility.

In practice, the reforms were meant as a prestige project: the Seanad as a rubber stamp institution had to become once again a prestigious institution. For this, Flavius announced that - as catologism had become the state religion - that the institution would not only have the power again to change the law, it would also play a religious role in e.g. deifying deceased Kaisers or Dukes into the pantheon.

Reign of Titus

Republican Era

Revolution of 5552

Reign of Trajan Myksos

Regency of Drusus Venator

Reign of Hadrian Myksos

Campaign against the Epoli Tribes

Reforms

Government and politics

Head of State

A fresco of Dutch Flavius I Myksos in the Red Catodral of Apollo City. While pre-dating the Republic, the crown is still part of the formal garb.

The Head of State is referred to in the Codex Apollonia with several titles: President of Republic and, the more common used title, Caudillo of the Republic.

While de jure a republic, the nation has traditions and habits that make it look like a constitutional monarchy: while under the reign of Trajan Myksos his successor was still appointed - and confirmed - by the Seanad. In theory this meant that anyone could ascend the Eagle Throne. This action was no longer followed after Hadrian Myksos his constitutional reform which stipulated that the Caudillo should belong to the House of Myksos. Critics refer to this as a small coup d'état, while others saw it as a way to avoid unnecessary infighting over the most important job within the Republic.

Article 9 of the Codex Apollonia, however, still provides the Seanad of the privilege to appoint a new Caudillo if the appointed successor was unwilling or unable to ascend the Throne. But the restriction to keep it within the Myksos Dynasty is uphold, nevertheless (making a power struggle between the mighty families less evident).

Because of the nature of the Apollonians, a lot of symbolism is used from the feudal era (when both Kildare and Aryasht were part of Shireroth). This is witnessed by symbols like the huge Eagle Throne, the habit to receive guests with a lot of pump and circus in the throne room of Marmore Palace and even the wearing of what looks like a crown. The Caudillo also receives the honorary titles Dutch of Kildare, Prince of Aryasht, President of Nessus and Protector of River Warriors' Republic at his ascension to the Throne.

Departments of the State

The administration counts three ministries, or departments, which handle the most important affairs of the Republic:

  • Department of Interior and Immigration (DEPIIM): responsible for handling immigration and internal affairs (economics, etc.)
  • Department of International Warfare (DEPIW): responsible for foreign affairs (often a task taken over by the Caudillo or Grandsire) and war and defence preparations.
  • Department of National Propaganda (DEPNAP): has the duty to spread trustworthy news among the population and, if necessary, censure certain sources which are deemed a 'danger to the State and its People'.


Provincial Assembly

Logo of the Provincial Assembly.

The Provincial Assembly is one of the two chambers which rules the nation. It is presided by the Grandsire (who is appointed by the Caudillo) and consists of the representatives of the Provinces, known as Governors. Those are also appointed by the Caudillo.

While looking like ennobled and unnecessary council, the Assembly holds the true power within the Republic, as it can block the law proposals of the Seanad (however, the other way around can also happen).

Seanad

Logo of the Seanad.

The Seanad is the oldest still-functioning legislation within Apollonia. Its roots can be followed back to when it still served as a parliament of the independent nation of Blackrock. Later it became nothing more than an ennobled town council and from the time of Dutch Ionas I of Kildare (around 3000 ASC) it was used as the Kildarian parliament of nobility.

During the constitutional reforms of Hadrian in 5750 ASC, the Seanad acts as an elected parliament with representatives coming from all provinces. Each Province has, based on the population at the time of the writing of the constitution, a number of seats. Every 60 ASC a new election is held.

Foreign relations and Military

Foreign policies

The foreign policies of the Apollonian Republic vary from nation to nation. It's main directive under the National Movement has been bringing stability and peace to the Apollonian continent. While being a military republic, the Republic is surprisingly in favour of peaceful solutions and chose to avoid a too aggressive foreign policy which could lead to war. The reasoning behind this is that the National Movement considers consolidating its power as more important and war could needlessly strain the organisation (the military) on which the ruling class bases its power on.

Even the Jingdaoese officials are surprisingly peaceful-minded according to certain sources in the government:

"It is remarkable and surprising to see the descendants from one of the most war hungry races [being the Jingdaoese] that ever wandered Micras talk about peaceful negotiations. You would almost think that they have nothing else than good intentions. However, thorough observations of their behaviour and actions indicate that they have merely changed their way of handling things: were they once used guns, they now preach in favour of conferences and meetings between state leaders. Meetings which - of course - will end in favour of the Apollonian Republic."
—Gallio Minucius, 'Letter from a clerk to his colleague', 5567 ASC


This approach in which the administration sought to preserve the balance of power in Apollonia didn't always proof effective: in 5576 ASC the River Warrior War with Senya is an exception erupted. With Shireroth - the former overlord - the A.R.S.E. keeps no official relations, but observation shows that Shirerithians are not treated as enemies when visiting the Apollonian Republic. This could be partially thanks to Kaiser Redquill's successful negotiations in favour of a relatively peaceful independence (ignoring the internal strife [6]) without leaving too many bad feelings.

Evolution of the Military

Civil Service

Branches

National Protection Army

Kildarian Defence Forces

National Gendarmes

Culture

National Symbols

The logo of the National Movement was used intensively in the early period of the Republic, till the double headed eagle became more popular (and connected the House of Myksos with the Republic).
Apollo the Chibi: mascot of the Republic.

Apollonia has a diverse collection of symbols which represent the Republic, its institution, its armed forces, etc.

The MagiGARPs, a typical symbol which dates back from the Apollonian days, and the more modern mascot, Apollo the Chibby (a chubby but adorable little soldier who conquered the hearts of the people and became amazingly popular) are some of the typical symbols of the nation. Garliccia, is also home of the famous Lumina, mother of Malarbor. Through the ages, Lumina has become the symbol of a loving Mother and Protector of the East (Apollonia), while her son guards the West (Shireroth).

There are also national symbols, found in the coat of arms and the flag. In those symbols, blue is a typical returning colour, just like the star/sun (which appeared as official symbol of the National Movement during and after the Revolution). During Taodosius' reign the double eagle was introduced under influence of the Apollonian culture. The Eagle, while distinct in Kildare (and surely not having two heads), represented Kildare, looking to west and east. The symbol stayed popular in the Republic and flag proposals were shot down one after one, till the Seanad agreed in 5668 ASC in favour of keeping the popular blue flag with the Myksos eagle on it.


Religion

In the Apollo era, Soloralism (with its many cults) was widespread and popular among the masses. While minor fights were usual among the sects, this was a peaceful religious period. The arrival of Gaelen I and the integration of the Union of Apollo States into Shireroth (and with that the creation of Kildare) brought the arrival of a new religion from the West with it, Cedrism.

While not enormously popular, Cedrists were fervent believers and soon came into conflict with several of the more extreme Soloralist sects. These conflicts could become so aggressive and end into violence that the Kaiser sometimes had to interfere to avoid a total destruction of Kildare and its population into civil wars.

The New Era (3005 ASC and onwards) brought forth a new time of peace: Soloralists lived peaceful together with Cedrists (of which there weren't many left) and the god Sakat became popular, even with the Soloralist followers.

In that same period, the arrival of Batavian immigrants (and later South Batavians) led to the spreading of Catologism, which became the most popular religion around the beginning of the 6th millennium. Unrest and difficulties followed upon arguments between Soloralists and Catologians, which made it hard for many rulers to reach a satisfying compromise.

Religious compromises were, however, roughly pushed aside when Taodosius I took the Ducal Throne and announced a purge against Soloralism. Followed by this announcement, former Soloralist temples (of which many had already been fallen in disarray) were placed under the management of the Catologian Church. The Imperial Catodral of Apollo City is the best example of this new religious policy.

During the Revolution of 5552 the Catologian Church was the one pushed aside by the authorities. Groups of dissatisfied people saw in it a way of oppression of the people and in several cities throughout the new Republic people attacked churches and temples. Some of them were burned down, but most possessions were confiscated by the new republican government and the profits were used to pay for the massive modernisation attempts of the armed forces.

While the number of atheists grew and the State formally abandoned the path of a state religion, catologism and soloralism stayed strong in the western Provinces, and the religion of Arya stayed strong in the eastern Provinces. Cedrism is traditionally dominant in Norfolk and is perhaps the only religion that didn't lose much support (perhaps mainly because neither the royal/feudal governments of Kildare and Aryasht ever really endorsed it). In the east of Apollantis the Cult of Apollo is among the more popular faiths.

Education

Loyalty to the Republic and preparing them for military service was seen as one of the main goals of the education system. In this picture the pupils learn about the 'lost' Central Provinces. On the blackboard is written: "Blessings to our great Caudillo! May His reign be glorious so that We, his people, can live a good life!"

The education system of the Apollonian Republic can be traced back to its predecessor states and knows for that reason a huge diversity. When the Republic was established during the Revolution of 5552, the systems did not only differ from republic to republic, but also from province to province (and even town to town). The complexity of the several systems made it almost impossible for the state administration to decently evaluate the worth of each diploma.

It was during the regency of Drusus Venator that in 5692 ASC the Capitol District introduced, under supervision of the Department of Interior and Immigration, state schools (in most cases replacing religious institutions) within Apollo City and the surrounding areas. One curriculum was introduced, with loyalty to the State still as one of the important aspects to be taught to the pupils.

Plans exist to export the state school system to the rest of the Republic, but this awaits support of influential Senators.

Sports

Industrial power

Geography

Constituent States

At the start of the Republic, when the nation was still a confederation, it was composed of the republics of Aryasht, Nessus, River Warrior's Republic and the Apollonian Republic of Shireroth's East (Kildare). In theory these states played a role till the constitutional changes under Caudillo Hadrian Myksos (Articles of Confederation 5750), but in practice their political importance had already disappeared.

Instead, the Provinces with governors who were appointed by the Caudillo, grew in importance. In 5750 ASC 16 Provinces were recognised by law.


Provincial map of Apollonia.png


List of Provinces:

  1. Capitol District
  2. Apollantis
  3. Blackrock
  4. Central Kildare
  5. Attera
  6. South Dalmacija
  7. North Dalmacija
  8. Garllicia
  9. River Warriors' Autonomous Region
  10. Raynor Isles
  11. Norfolk
  12. Eastern Isles (and Melangia)
  13. Aryadesh
  14. Khodastan
  15. Satavanaha
  16. Parvatalaya


Cities

Largest cities of The Apollonian Republic
  City Province Population
Apollo City
Apollo City
Tymaria City
Tymaria City
  City Province Population
1 Apollo City Antya Province 11.307.012 11 Port Halluci Central Kildare 2,303,000
2 Tymaria City Tymaria Province 9,387,000 12 Nigrad South Dalmacija Province 2,297,000
3 Blackrock Nua Blackrock District 3,510,000 13 Jacia Jacian Free Cities 1,988,000
4 Apolytown Antya Province 3,479,000 14 Lukedugrad North Dalmacija Province 1,955,000
5 Apollantis Antya Province 3,476,000 15 Boosterstown Antya Province 1,897,000
6 Curragh Blackrock District 2,994,000 16 St Angelesk Antya Province 1,085,000
7 New Kajar Antya Province 2,749,000 17 Byblos North Dalmacija Province 786,000
8 Eriorbaile Attera Province 2,691,000 18 Libertopia Tymaria Province 701,570
9 Hallucigrad Attera Province 2,602,000 19 Elad Tymaria Province 634,270
10 Destrykara Antya Province 2,469,000 20 Irvine Antya Province 596,000


Landmarks

See also


References

  1. ^ Not an accidental choice of name.
  2. ^ Declaration of Independence by Trajan Myksos, Dant of the National Protection Army [1]
  3. ^ Landsraad discussion in Shireroth, with formal approval and signature of Kaiser Redquill in 5569 ASC [2]
  4. ^ Proclaimed in 5604 ASC [3]
  5. ^ Confirmed in the River Warriors' Independence Act[4] which came into action in 5628 ASC.
  6. ^ All government sources - from both sides - confirm that military intervention from Shirerithian side was almost non-existing, with exception of supporting humanitarian actions.