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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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 - Crösacío del Passio-Corum Díapaza Bréidle
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Establishment 36.81 PSSC (2018-01-15)
Area ~ 5,831,280 km²
Population 116,946,455.64 (42.81 PSSC)
Currency Poli (P), Liev (Li)
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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
Abbreviation HPI, HP
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.

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 (Bassarid Corumia)

The Associate Domain of Corumia is collection of nations which represent the oldest continuous constituent members of the economic and political union now known as the Haifo-Pallisican Imperial Trade Union.

Flag Territory Capital Location Home Brokerage Summary Political Status
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 Founded by King Lucien IV as the first formal member of the Realm of Passio-Corum. The center and political heartland of the Haifo-Pallisican Imperial Trade Union. Bassarid State
Wallis Islands Prekinctoraße del hed Wallíos Islajíos Wallíos Islaji Northern Corum Port of Corumia The first permanent Pallisican settlement in Corum, established as colony of the Free State of Haifa. Now the Bassarids' most densely populated metropolitan area. Bassarid State
Quruma Bassaridia Qurüma Bassaridia Ossyo Northern Corum Port of Corumia Established in the early 42.70s PSSC, Quruma Bassaridia is fa formal federation of indigenous, non-Haifan, non-Pallisican Corumian nations which are affiliated with the Haifo-Pallisican Imperial Trade Union. Bassarid State

Associate Domain of Euranidom (Bassarid Euranidom)

Flag Territory Capital Location Home Brokerage Summary Political Status
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 A vast, largely undeveloped trade empire in its own right. Extending from Eura's Austral Coast all the way to the island of Truva and the Qomavran Peninsula, these lands were the first major overseas colonies to be claimed by the empire which would become the Haifo-Pallisican Imperial Trade Union. Bassarid State
Province of the River Erik Provdul del hed Rusr Erik Zätosht Southern Eura Pallisican Port Felix Shipping Corporation A network of Bassarid colonies located around the River Erik in Southern Eura, which were established by Bassarid merchants and religious fundamentalists seeking to expand Bassarid interests in Eura, and to weaken those Constancia - then Passio-Corum's most significant rival on the continent. Bassarid Territory (Unrecognized)
Domain of the North Antarctic Dämáigs del hed north Ipantik Brabipantia North Antarctic Port of Euranidom Located in the remote, frozen wastes of the South pole, the Domain of the North Antarctic was annexed by Passio-Corum following the dissolution of the Free State of Haifa. Today, the region's rich uranium mines continues to provide for the major energy needs of nearly 90% of all Bassarid citizens. Bassarid State

Associate Domain of Keltiania (Bassarid Keltiania)

Flag Territory Capital Location Home Brokerage Summary Political Status
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 Originally annexed by Passio-Corum in a bid to gain control of the region's rich oil and natural gas reserves, the Dependency of Tanah-Baru is a region with a rich economy and important history. Bassarid State
Realm of Alphaville Ranalama del Alphavandíe Alphavandíe East Keltia N/A The Realm of Alphaville was ceded in Ralgon in 41.67 PSSC in exchange for Cibolan territories now controled by the Bassarid Penal Colony of Drag'os. Nevertheless, the region continues to play an important role in the Bassarid Trade Union, especially insofar as it continues to serve as the home of the New Zimian Space Exploration and Settlement Agency. Bassarid Protectorate
Passas Paßaos Zidu Wéazde Southwest Keltia West Keltian Trade Association The ancestral origin of all Pallisican and Kralian peoples, Passas is the oldest of all Pallisican peoples, and is among the oldest nations in near-continuous operation. Bassarid State

Associate Domain of Haifa-Bassaridia (Bassarid Haifa)

Flag Territory Capital Location Home Brokerage Summary Political Status
Associate Domain of Haifa-Bassaridia Associate Domain of Haifa-Bassaridia Agripinilla Keltia Port of Haifan Keltiania
SouthStrait Market of the Southern Haifan Strait Mylecia Strait of Haifa Port of Haifan Keltiania The Market of the Southern Haifan Straits is a political union which exists between the various Alliance-affiliated pirate communities who exert political control in the major Haifan, or Bassarid cities located along the southern Strait of Haifa and eastern Keltia. Controlled by the Alliance of the Bassarid Oceans
Noctic Bassaridia Noctic Bassaridia Vaeringheim Strait of Haifa Port of Haifan Keltiania Noctic-Bassaridia is a collection of Bassarid states and territories which fall within the sphere of influence of the Alperkin and the Noctic-Rabrev cartels which support them across central and eastern Keltia. Partially Controlled by the Alperkin
Haifa Haifa Haifa Lake Morovia West Keltian Relief Fund Bassarid Haifa was formally established in the aftermath of the dissolution of Caputia and subsequent Haifan Civil War. Today, the region includes all major cities which originally comprised the heartland of the Free State of Haifa. Bassarid State

Population Distribution

Associate Domain Population % of Total National Population Growth Rate
Associate Domain of Corumia 25,625,000.42 21.91% 1.31%
Associate Domain of Euranidom 11,045,258.89 9.44% .87%
Associate Domain of Keltiania 27,870,939.66 23.83% 2.74%
Associate Domain of Haifan Keltiania 33,341,330.56 28.51% .32%
Unaffiliated Domains 19,063,926.11 16.3% -1.93%
Total 116,946,455.64 .8%

Culture

Symbols

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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
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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.