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Haifo-Pallisican Imperial Trade Union
Flag of The Bassarids
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Motto: Opocíog hed Vï fói Gunspaz
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Government
 - Crösacío del Passio-Corum Díapaza Bréidle
 - Supreämäe Äbellahma Díapaza Bréidle
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Establishment 36.81 PSSC (2018-01-15)
Area ~ 5,831,280 km²
Population 116,009,390 (41.80 PSSC)
Currency Poli (P), Liev (Li)
Abbreviation HPI, HP
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National animal Amáíed Banäzde-ämäilk-Epidaßize
National food Piléal Sap-Trë
National drink Ale of the Night
National tree Loveza Lanavéos-Trë
The national symbol of the Haifo-Pallisican Imperial Trade Union is the Bijeko-Lisea-Nas, Corum's top land based predator.

The Haifo-Pallisican Imperial Trade Union, otherwise unofficially known as The Bassarids or The Bassarid Empire is an economic, political, religious, and military union between Passio-Corum and the Maritime Markets of the Strait of Haifa which occupies a vast portion of Micras' eastern hemisphere. The union exists on the basis of both nations' shared commitment to the value of the Port of Vines and the USSO Common Market as embodiment of the Post Standardized Currency, as well as from a shared recognition of the mutually beneficial relationship which exists between the Pallisican Religion and the Stripping Path. The Imperial Trade Union was established via a decree issued by Kan Zen, who in 36.81 PSSC simultaneously fulfilled the role of Crown of Passio-Corum and of de-facto ruler of the Maritime Markets. With that said, the history of the Trade Union is rooted in the legacy of Queen Mina I, the last queen of the Kingdom of Passas.

The Bassarids are among the more infuential nations in modern history. The nation is best known for its highly efficient, highly productive, and highly controversial economic system, which has driven the nation's expansion across the east, and which has led to the establishment of one of the largest international markets in history. Insofar as it is the birthplace of two major world religions: the Pallisican Religion and the Stripping Path, the nation is also regarded for its highly defined religious culture. The latter of these two religions has since its inception played a central role in several major conflicts in recent history. In addition to its contributions to the fields of economics and religion, the Bassarids are also known for their commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and the advancement of science. To this end, the Bassarids have led the way in the study of astronomy, zoology, and several other scientific fields. The nation is also a leading developer of military technology, which is used by allies around the world. The New Zimian War League, for its part, is among the most formidable military forces on Micras. Despite all of this, it is also the case that the Haifo-Pallisican Imperial Trade Union is also perhaps the most politically unpopular and widely resented nation in the world. This owes in part to the role which the nation played in the Harpy War, a brutal conflict which arose in Keltia during the final stages of the internationally waged War of Lost Brothers, as well as to the perceived demeanor of Bassarid leaders in their interactions with foreign dignitaries. For its part, the Bassarid government mostly restricts interactions to the other members of the USSO, an organization which the nation itself helped to establish, along with important allies such as Jingdao, Nova England, Craitland, and the now defunct nation of Gerenia.

History

A Timeline of Historical Events

Date Event Significance
27.89 PSSC (5105 ASC) Ascension of Queen Mina I The ascension of Queen Mina to the Crown of Passas marks the establishment of the trade-based cultural identity which will define the Pallisican nation for years to come.
28.30 PSSC (5139 ASC) The Romance of Queen Mina I and Erlo Sinders A secretive love affair between Mina I and the Haifo-Pallisican Governor of the Wallis Islands, Erlo Sinders, leads to the establishment of the Wallis Shipping Corporation.
28.79 PSSC (5270 ASC) King Lucien IV Establishes Passio-Corum King Lucien IV, son of Mina I and Erlo Sinders, establishes the city of Lucien as the capital of Passio-Corum, marking the birth of an independent Pallisican nation in Corum, and annexes the Wallis Islands and the Domain of the North Antarctic from the Free State of Haifa
30.56 PSSC (5593 ASC) - 34.61 PSSC (6335 ASC) The Expansion of the Pallisican Realm King Lucien I is succeeded by his daughter Queen Evahn I, and her protege, the first Oracle Monarch Queen Esper I, whose efforts result in the expansion of Passio-Corum to all reaches of the Sea of Storms.
30.77 PSSC (5361 ASC) The Dissolution of the Free State of Haifa The Free State of Haifa is dissolved, resulting in a migration of Haifans around the world. For the most part, the Haifan diaspora settle along the Strait of Haifa, while others settle in Apollonia and Eura, as well as in all regions of Passio-Corum.
33.72 PSSC (6172 ASC) The Establishment of the Maritime Markets of the Strait of Haifa The Maritime Markets are established by Haifans displaced by the dissolution of the Free State of Haifa. Blore Heath is established as the capital of the markets.
33.96 PSSC (6216 ASC) The Birth of the Stripping Path The Stripping Path sweeps across the Maritime Markets of the Strait of Haifa, rapidly becoming the predominant religion of Haifans in central Keltia.
34.61 PSSC (6335 ASC) Infiltration of the Council of Courts by the Stripping Path With the ascension of Kan Zen to the office of Companion of the Crown, the Stripping Path gains a foothold in the highest levels of the government of Passio-Corum.
34.61 PSSC (6335 ASC) - 35.07 PSSC (6418 ASC) Expansion of the Stripping Path Supported by agents working closely in secret with the Crown of Passio-Corum, the Stripping Path expands its influence into new lands including the island of Rouge, and Vaeringheim. This expansion begins to put pressure on nations along the Strait of Haifa, including Caputia and Natopia.
35.04 PSSC (6414 ASC) Establishment of the USSO The USSO is established, allowing for the creation of unprecedented, complex trade networks between nations around the world, including Passio-Corum, Jingdao, and Gerenia.
35.19 PSSC (6441 ASC) - 35.24 PSSC (6450 ASC) Assassination of Opyeme Amor Crown Opyeme Amor is murdered after attempting to interfere in trade relations between the Strait of Haifa and Shireroth, by Companion Kan Zen, who soon after ascends to the Crown of Passio-Corum in what is regarded within the Pallisican Religion as the Miracle of Kan Zen. The ascension of Zen to the crown marks the conversion of the Pallisican monarch to the Haifan Stripping Path.
35.69 PSSC (6533 ASC) Maritime Markets Join the USSO The Maritime Markets of the Strait of Haifa join the USSO as an Associate Member, allowing for the establishment of direct, transparent trade relations between the Markets and Passio-Corum and its allies.
36.64 PSSC (6651 ASC) War of Lost Brothers Commences The War of Lost Brothers drives the radical expansion of trade between active members of the USSO Common Market, resulting in a considerable tightening of relations between Passio-Corum and the Maritime Markets, and Passio-Corum and Jingdao.
36.77 PSSC (6730 ASC) Port of Vines is Established The Port of Vines is established following the ascension of Crown Zen to the position of Priestess of Agripinilla, in an effort to streamline trade, and political and military coordination between the Maritime Markets and Passio-Corum during the War of Lost Brothers. The establishment of the Port of Vines inspires the outbreak of the Harpy War.
36.81 PSSC/148/03/36 PSSC (6737 ASC) Haifo-Pallisican Imperial Trade Union is Established The Bassarid Empire is established, in a move which serves to politically unify Passio-Corum and the Maritime Markets. The establishment of the new nation stuns the international community, and helps to accelerate the end of the Strait of Haifa Campaign, the last major conflict which occurred as part of the greater War of Lost Brothers.
159/03/36 PSSC (- ASC) Abdication of Kan Zen Eleven days after the establishment of the new union between the two nations, Empress Kan Zen appoints a new Oracle, in a move which indicates her imminent abdication. Zen, however, shocks observers when on 164/03/37, she names as the new ruler of the nation, not the Oracle whom she has just named, but the recently appointed Bassarid Chief Intelligence Officer. Zen's decision in this respect marks the end of the so-called "Era of Oracle Rulers." For the first time since the ascension of Queen Esper I, the nation is no longer governed by the leader of the Pallisican Religion.
159/03/36 PSSC - Present (- ASC) Early Reign of Díapaza Bréidle Upon ascending to the position of Crown of Passio-Corum, Díapaza Bréidle immediately begins to implement a series of reforms aimed at repairing the nation's international reputation following the brutal Harpy War, while continuing to expand the nation's empire. She places restrictions on the growing Bassarid cannibal industry, prohibits funding for criminal operations in the Bassarid Kingdom of New Normark, and expressly rejects support for Bassarid-affiliated pirate organizations who prey upon vessels representing the newly established nation of Alduria. With that said, she also greatly expands Bassarid non-territorial claims around the world. To this end, she authorizes the establishment of organizations such as the Alliance of the Bassarid Oceans and the Dominion of the Corumian Green. The apparent contradictions in Bréidle's policies during the early part of her reign prompt outrage and confusion abroad, as an increasing number of nations attempt to distance themselves from the Bassarids. This trend accelerates in 38.90 PSSC, when the New Zimian War League - at the command of the new empress - launches an invasion and occupation of Haifa in the immediate aftermath of the dissolution of Caputia. This conflict, known as the Haifan Civil War, nearly results in world war as the Bassarids rapidly expand the scope of their operations to include a blockade upon Hoenn, an island nation located far away from the center of fighting in Haifa. Ultimately world war is averted, and the Bassarids are allowed to focus fighting Jezeri insurgents who seek to claim Haifa for themselves. The Haifan Civil War resolves in a stalemate between the Bassarid and Bassarid-backed forces, and Jezeraah. While the Bassarids manage to significantly expand their territorial claims around Lake Morovia, and to establish command of all major Haifan cities, the New Zimian War League is also unable to prevent Jezeraah from establishing itself as a recognized independent nation. Control of the city of Abeis itself is divided between the Bassarids and Jezeraah.

Geography and Population

Geography of the Trade Union

Terrain of the Bassarid Empire.
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The Haifo-Pallisican Imperial Trade Union is the political entity which facilitates the existence of the trade networks between the states of Passio-Corum and the Maritime Markets of the Strait of Haifa which arise as a result of investment in the Port of Vines. To this extent, the Trade Union maintains and protects a system of complex trade routes which extend continuously from North to South for at least 18,000 km, and from East to West for over 23,000 km. The Bassarids, to this end, extend across the entirety of Micras' eastern hemisphere, and into portions of the west. As such, the Haifo-Pallisican Imperial Trade Union - though its actual land claims are relatively limited - is perhaps the most expansive and geographically influential nation in the world. The overall expansiveness of Bassarid territorial claims is a significant source of animosity by members of the international community towards the Haifo-Pallisican Imperial Trade Union.

The Haifo-Pallisican Imperial Trade Union is divided between a total of 29 semi-independent states or territorial governing bodies, which span across the continents of Apollonia, Cibola, Corum, Eura, and Keltia. These 29 territories can be grouped into Associate Domains, broad political regions governed by rulers appointed by the Crown of Passio-Corum, which maintain high levels of autonomy from the central Bassarid government. The Associate Domains and their constituent members are listed in the table below:


Associate Domain of Corumia

Flag Territory Capital Location Home Brokerage
Associate Domain of Corumia Associate Domain of Corumia Lucíusu Corum Port of Corumia
Kingdom of New Zimia Konedóama del Néi Zíamaía Lucíusu Northern Corum Port of Corumia
Realm of Bayen Ranalama del Enapu Oßyo Northern Corum Port of Corumia
Wallis Islands Prekinctoraße del hed Wallíos Islajíos Wallíos Islaji Northern Corum Port of Corumia
Realm of Redwood-Brugge Ranalama del Míedwöd-Brugge Míedwöd Cibelle Western Corum Port of Corumia

Associate Domain of Euranidom

Flag Territory Capital Location Home Brokerage
Associate Domain of Euranidom Associate Domain of Euranidom Réi Eura Port of Euranidom
Eastern Eura Trade Association Eaazdeign Eéua Séichren Aßocíaßíacío Réi East Eura Greater Eurani Trade Association
Province of the River Erik Provdul del hed Rusr Erik Zätosht Southern Eura Pallisican Port Felix Shipping Corporation
Domain of the North Antarctic Dämáigs del hed north Ipantik Brabipantia North Antarctic Port of Euranidom

Associate Domain of Keltiania

Flag Territory Capital Location Home Brokerage
Associate Domain of Southern Keltiania Associate Domain of Southern Keltiania Zidu Wéazde Keltia Southern Port of Keltiania
Dependency of Tanah-Baru Dependenci del Tanah-Bäu Sóekänogru South Keltia Northern Sea of Storms Industrial Corporation
Realm of Alphaville Ranalama del Alphavandíe Alphavandíe East Keltia Northern Sea of Storms Industrial Corporation
Passas Paßaos Zidu Wéazde Southwest Keltia West Keltian Trade Association
- Chelkran Kesh New Zimian Temple Authority Southwest Keltia West Keltian Trade Association

Associate Domain of Haifa-Bassaridia

Flag Territory Capital Location Home Brokerage
Associate Domain of Haifa-Bassaridia Associate Domain of Haifa-Bassaridia Agripinilla Keltia Port of Haifan Keltiania
Blore Heath Blore Heath Blore Heath Strait of Haifa Blore Heath Shipping Corporation
Jogi Jogi Jogi Strait of Haifa Port of Jogi
Mylecia Mylecia Mylecia Strait of Haifa Port of Mylecia
Rouge Rouge Port of Rouge North Island Port of Rouge
Vaeringheim Vaeringheim Port of Jogi Lake Morovia Port of Vaeringheim
Jangsong Jangsong Jangsong Gulf of Jangsong Port of Jangsong
Haifa Haifa Haifa Lake Morovia West Keltian Relief Fund

Unaffiliated Domains

Flag Territory Capital Location Home Brokerage
New Zimian Merchant Marines New Zimian Merchant Marines N/A Misc. N/A
- New Zimian Outer Realms New Zimian War League Msc. N/A
- Agency of Non-Incorporated Pallisican Territories N/A Misc. Port of the Pallisican Pretender Government of Elijah's Rest
Alliance of the Bassarid Oceans Alliance of the Bassarid Oceans N/A Misc. N/A
St.Andre Islands St.Andre Islands Zidü Andre Southeastern Apollonia Port of Bassarid Apollonia

Population Distribution

Associate Domain Population % of Total National Population
Associate Domain of Corumia 25,288,541.70 21.80%
Associate Domain of Euranidom 10,949,061.88 9.44%
Associate Domain of Keltiania 27,106,320.32 23.37%
Associate Domain of Haifan Keltiania 33,233,996.07 28.65%
Unaffiliated Domains 19,431,470.27 16.75%
Total 116,009,390.24

Culture

Symbols

Symbol
File
Description
National Flag Imperial Trade Union flag.png
Flag of Haifo-Pallisica
The National Flag of the Haifo-Pallisican Imperial Trade Union incorporates the basic design of the flag of Passas with design elements of the flag of the Maritime Markets of the Strait of Haifa, which is itself based upon the flag of the Free State of Haifa.
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Coat of Arms of Haifo-Pallisica
Adopted in the 36.80's PSSC, the Coat of Arms of of the Haifo-Pallisican Imperial Trade Union combines elements inspired by the crests of the Greater Pallisican Trade Association, the Maritime Markets of the Strait of Haifa, and the Stripping Path.
  1. The Flag of the Trade Union: The flag of the Trade Union is displayed prominently across the shield which is the centerpiece of the nation's coat of arms.
  2. The White-Faced Weasel: The most ancient symbol of the Passasian nation, the white-faced weasel runs across the nation's flag, in the direction opposite that of the weasel featured on the crest of Passio-Corum. This difference represents the shift in national identity which occurred upon the ascension of Kan Zen to the position of Crown of Passio-Corum.
  3. Labyrinth Knot: The symbol of the force of Chaos in the Haifan religion, the Labyrinth Knot occupies a position of prominence above the White-Faced Weasel, such that it symbolizes the preeminence of chaos before all things.
  4. The Grand Skep: Two communities of bees swarm towards the Grand Skep, symbolizing the joining of houses of Passio-Corum and the Maritime Markets.
  5. The Rising Sun: Atos rises constantly above the ever-expanding Bassarid Empire.
  6. The Maenad Mermaids: The mermaids - the guardians of the Eastern Oceans who drink mystic wine from sacred sea-shells - are an ancient Keltian symbol of profound devotion to Dionysus, the primary god of the Haifan people.
  7. The Uso-Oname: The purple laurel at the bottom of the Coat of Arms represents the Uso-Oname, the national tree of Passio-Corum. The gray ribbon at the bottom of the laurel represents the trunk of the Uso-Oname. The pale pink bulbs represent the sweet-smelling flowers of the Uso, in the final stage before entering full bloom.

Religion

Religion Name Major Sects
Description


Pallisicanism Gateway Path The predominate spiritual path of members of the New Zimian War League, the Gateway path espouses teachings regarding conflict between the forces of order and chaos.
Sunlit Path The predominate form of Pallisicanism in general, the Sunlit Path is particularly notable for its advocacy for the ritual consumption of psycho-active chemical substances.
Humble Path Commonly practiced in rural areas across the Bassarid Empire, in particular amongst Kralian populations, the Humble Path is defined by a message of egalitarianism.
Neo-Pallisicanism Neo-Pallisicanism is a form of Pallisicanism which espouses a militant rejection the teachings of Bassaridianism.
Bassaridianism Southern Cults The Southern Cults are those which are geographically located in the regions surrounding the city-states of Blore Heath and Rouge. Prominent Southern Cults are represented by the Blore Heath Shipping Corporation and the Port of Rouge.
Mylecian Cults The Mylecian Cults are those which are geographically located in the regions surrounding the city-state of Mylecia. Prominent Mylecian Cults are represented by the Port of Mylecia.

The Mylecian Cults are by far the most influential of all Bassarid Cults.

Central Cults The Central Cults are those which are geographically located in the regions surrounding the city-states of Jogi and Vaeringheim. Prominent Central Cults are represented by the Port of Jogi.
Harpy Cults The Harpy Cults are those which are geographically situated along the Northern Strait of Haifa. Prominent Harpy Cults are represented by the Port of Jangsong.
Foreign Cults The Foreign Cults are those which are geographically located in regions not officially claimed by the Bassarid Empire. Prominent Foreign Cults, which may be based in parts of Apollonia or Benacia, are represented by the Foreign Ports of the Stripping Path.
Alternative Cults Alternative Cults are those which resemble the Bassarid religion, but which are distinct enough to be classified as separate belief systems. Certain Alternative Cults, such as the Alperkin Religion, are prohibited with the Bassarids. Despite their prohibited status, such cults nevertheless maintain a relatively significant following within parts of the nation]].

Government

A chart outlining the structure of the Bassarid Government.
See also: Constitution of the Haifo-Pallisican Imperial Trade Union

Greater Pallisican Trade Association

Office Official Purview
Description


Crown of Passio-Corum Council of Courts The Crown of Passio-Corum is the supreme authority of the Greater Pallisican Trade Association. As such, it is responsible for presiding over the nation's Council of Courts. This office shares supreme authority in the Bassarid Empire with the Priestess of Agripinilla.
Council of Courts Chief Justice of the Secular Court The Chief Justice of the Secular Court is responsible for overseeing the nation's highest civil court, and for reviewing the legislation approved by the nation's legislatures, including the Houses of Corum
Chief Justice of the Temple Court The Chief Justice of the Temple Court is responsible for overseeing the nation's highest criminal court, and for managing the New Zimian Temple Authority.
President of the International Bank of the East The President of the International Bank of the East is responsible for managing the National Investor of the Greater Pallisican Trade Association, for overseeing the nation's Regional Investors, and for managing and updating the Port of Vines.
Commander of the New Zimian War League The Commander of the New Zimian War League is responsible for overseeing the nation's Grand Navy and Grand Army, and for coordinating the efforts of the militias which receive sponsorship from the Bassarid government.
Duke of Northman The Duke of Northman is responsible for overseeing the Passasian Regional Government, as well as for maintaining friendly, productive relations with the government of the Passasian Unincorporated Territory.
Office of the Oracle The Office of the Oracle is responsible for overseeing the Pallisican Foreign Office.
Temple Priestesses The Temple Priestesses are responsible for managing the harem of the Crown of Passio-Corum, known as the Companions of the Crown.
Administrator-General of the Florian Economic and International Trade Federation The Administrator-General of the FEITF is responsible for managing the affairs of the Florian Republic on the Port of Vines.
Governess of the Pallisican Pretender Government of Elijah's Rest The Governess of the PPGER is responsible for governing the Normarkian puppet state which was established following the War of Lost Brothers.
Bassarid Chief Intelligence Officer The Bassarid Chief Intelligence Officer is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the various intelligence organizations represented on the Port of Vines.

Maritime Markets of the Strait of Haifa

Office Official Purview
Description


Priestess of Agripinilla CEO of the Maritime Markets The Priestess of Agripinilla is the head of state of the Maritime Markets of the Strait of Haifa. As such, this office shares supreme authority in the Bassarid Empire with the Crown of Passio-Corum.
CEO of the Maritime Markets President of the Congress The CEO of the Maritime Markets is responsible for overseeing the management of the nation's government.
President of the Congress Congress of Regional Investors The President of the Congress is an elected official who presides over the legislature of the Maritime Markets, the Congress of Regional Investors.