God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier again
Europe (IRL British Isles)
Population: 72 Million (Total: 1.9 Billion)
Capital: Lunika (Lunikë), Letheny
Largest City: Delhi, Lethen Raj
Official Language: Lethen
National Language: Lethen, German
Establishment: from the Kingdom of Letheny
Empire Declared: 1731
Land Area: mile²
Water Area: km²
Highest Point: Mount Everest
Lowest Point: Lake Assal
GDP (nominal): 21.9 trillion USD
GDP (nominal) per capita: 11,526 USD
Human Development Index (NS Version):
Time Zone: Varies
Drives on the: Right
Calling code: +44
Internet TLD: .le
The Lethen Empire, commonly known as Letheny, is a sovereign country in western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland, Letheny includes the islands of Albion and Hibernia. Letheny is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to its east, the Lethen Channel to its south and the Celtic Sea to its south-south-west. The Alden Sea lies between Hibernia and Albion. With a vast colonial empire encompassing roughly 23.8 million square kilometers (9.2 million square mi), the Empire is the largest sovereign state in the world. It is also the most populous country, with an estimated 1.9 billion inhabitants across the entirety of the empire in 2018.
Letheny is an absolute monarchy with little to no democratic elements. The monarch is Emperor (or Kaizer in Lethen) Luka IV, who was coronated early 2018. Letheny's capital is Lunika, a global city and financial center with a metropolitan area population of 21.3 million (urban population at 14 million), but the largest city is the city of Delhi, the capital of the Lethen Raj, at a metropolitan area population of 26 million. Other major urban areas in Letheny include the cities of Alterz, Pacifica, Ransburch, and Mumbai. The Empire consists of six imperial constituents—Letheny and Aldeny, the Lethen Raj, Lethen Australia, Aotearoa, Zudafrika, and the Lethen Horn of Africa. All but Letheny have devolved administrations, each with varying powers, based in their capitals Delhi, Pacifica, Ransburch, Kapestat, and Addis Ababa, respectively. The nearby Faroe Islands, Heftland Islands (IRL Shetland Islands), Iesland, and Grönland are ruled as direct provinces of the Letheny and Aldeny constituent. The recently acquired territory of Oest-Amerika is ruled directly from Lunika as a Lethen mainland unorganized territory as it undergoes colonization.
The creation of Letheny resulted from the medieval conquest and subsequent colonization of Roman Britannia by the Germanic Lezen tribe, followed by the establishment of the Kingdom of Letheny in 1022, and the annexation of the Kingdom of Aldeny in 1731 to form the Lethen Empire. Letheny historically has never lost a colonial revolt, resulting in the preservation of its vast colonial empire. There are twenty Lethen Overseas Territories in the Empire, usually divided up and placed as a province off the nearest constituent.
Letheny is a developed country and has the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and by purchasing power parity. It has a high-income economy and has a "very high" Human Development Index, ranking 4th in the world. It was the first industrialized country and the world's foremost power since the 19th century. Letheny remains a global superpower with considerable economic, cultural, military, scientific and political influence internationally. It is a recognized nuclear weapons state and is first in military expenditure in the world. Letheny is the co-head of the Koningsplatz-Konigsburg Axis, along with the German Empire (or Prussian polish commonwealth).