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The Grand Royal Kingdom of New Tyran.

The Royal Coat of Arms of the Kingdom.

Motto:“Iunctus stabimus, dispertit declinemus.”

Capital: Westminster.
Largest City: New Hadaway.

Official Language(s): Multi-lingual; predominantly English.
Ethnic Groups: 93.1% Tyrannian.
4.6% Neko Yōkai.
2.1% Kitsune Yōkai.
0.2% Other.

Demonym: Tyrannian, Tyranni.

Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy.

Legislature: Parliament.
- Upper House: House of Lords.
- Lower House: House of Commons.

- May 1st, 3630 B.C- First Unification.
- June 7th, 1750 A.D- Acts of Union.

Land Area: 2,976,992 km2

Total Population: Mainland: 280,532,781 Oversea Territories: 325,000.

Density: 150 p/km2

- Total: Gr93,887,300,000,000.00
- Per Capita: Gr64,995.34

Gini: 10.1

HDI: 0.998 (very high)

Currency: Guilder.

Drives on the: Right.

Internet TLD: .nt.

Calling Code: +43

The Grand Royal Kingdom of New Tyran.


The former Empire of New Tyran, now simply referred to as the Grand or Royal Kingdom after the establishment of the Royal Commonwealth and official dissolution of the Empire, comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories administered by the Tyrannian government and reigned by the Royal Family, located in the Western Part of New Odessa and bordering Themiclesia.

The country shares a long uninterrupted northern border with Themiclesia, and it borders Chedastan towards its south.

New Tyran's extensive coastline is laced with long, narrow inlets with steep sides or cliffs, created by glacial erosion, a renowned part of its landscape. The capital city of Westminster is the center of the Tyrannian government, with a population of over 8.538 million.

The Tyrannian mainland normally has a very cold climate with temperatures sometimes reaching sub-zero lows of -28°C (-33°F) or more possibly making New Tyran the coldest nation in New Odessa, but the southern and western parts of the nation experience more precipitation and have milder winters than the northern-parts.

The areas around the capital have the warmest and sunniest summers but also cold weather and heavy snowfall during the wintertime.

King Richard the first is currently New Tyran's head of state. Johnathan Holt became Prime Minister on the 7th January 2014, replacing the controversial William Anderson, and the government made a shift from being a labour to a conservative government.

The country maintains a welfare model with extensive universal health care for its citizens in the mainland and oversea territories with a comprehensive social security system.

Key domestic issues include maintaining the country's extensive social safety net and preserving the nation's economic competitiveness and lead.

New Tyran's economy is fueled by an abundance of natural resources, with extensive reserves of petroleum, natural gas, minerals, lumber, fresh water, geothermal energy, and hydropower. It has the second highest economy by nominal GDP and the highest by purchasing power parity.

As a leader in scientific research and technological innovation, with a dominant position in international relations in the region, and with the nation's unparalleled ability to exert influence and power projection on a global scale through the means of both its military strength, empire and advanced economic strength, as well as strong diplomatic and military relationships with her allies across the globe, the nation of New Tyran is a true hyperpower, standing alongside the greatest world powers of New Odessa.


Palaeolithic Era.

The earliest known occupation of New Tyran by humans is much debated to this day. As this period saw many changes in the environment, encompassing several glacial and interglacial episodes greatly affecting human settlement in New Tyran. Providing data for this distant period is difficult and contentious. The inhabitants of the region at this time were mostly merely bands of hunter-gatherers who roamed New Odessa following herds of animals, or who supported themselves by fishing. But there is evidence from bones and various flint tools found in coastal deposits near the city of Wolverhampton and Christchurch that a species of early humans was present in what is now New Tyran at least 54,582 years ago.

Other sites across the nation illustrate the later arrival in the archaeological record of an archaic species of humans that lived around 83,000 years ago. These early peoples made primitive tools such as hand axes and hunted the large native mammals of this period. In this age many cultural elements and symbols that would end up defining the Tyrannian culture in later ages have already started to appear. There is even evidence that they constructed what appears to be sites of religious worship to a deity of that time and built small organized settlements across the nation.

Extreme glacial ages, combined with swiftly risen or sunk land masses have resulted in the population becoming one of largely nomadic barbarian tribes. The tribes constantly sought to secure territory, and as a result skirmishes and feuds over land between rival tribes were common. Land was the most precious commodity of the nation, and as a result tribes frequently clashed with one another for its control. Tribal fighting escalated during the winter periods when landmasses were constantly ravaged by constant earthquakes and volcanic activity.

Neolithic and Bronze Ages.

The beginning of the Bronze Age in New Tyran can be put around 4530 BC. Although not certain, it is generally thought that the new bronze tools and weapons identified with this age were brought over from other domains in New Odessa. Some skeletal remains recovered from burial sites from the Bronze Age are different in shape and structure from previous ages. This would suggest that new ideas and new blood were brought over from the region.

Immigration brought new people to the lands from the region. Recent tooth enamel isotope research on bodies found in early Bronze Age burial sites indicates that at least some of the immigrants came from the area of what would become modern Themiclesia. Foreign settlers displayed different behaviors from the fractured nomadic people and cultural change was significant. Integration however was never peaceful, as the tribes saw these newcomers as trespassers, only more competition for the nation's already scarce resources and prized farmland.

Previously, the lands were inhabited by many warring tribes such as the Fenryka, Unberogen, Teutogens, Jeutones, Dothrak, Bretoni and hundreds of minor tribes. The tribes were often at war with one another, raiding for anything they needed or just to establish their power in the region. Some tribes already forged strong links with one another, but they were never fully united under one banner centuries later.

Not much is known about the religion in Bronze Age New Tyran, since both written sources and physical evidence are lacking. However, archaeological finds draw a vague picture of what the religion might have been, but only some possible sects of it and only certain possible tribes. Some of the best clues to the religion of this period come from the rock carvings scattered throughout the Northern mainland.

A pair of twin gods are believed to have been worshiped, and is reflected in a duality in all things sacred: where sacrificial artifacts have been buried they are often found in pairs. A female or mother goddess is believed to have been widely worshiped. Sacrifices (animals, weapons, jewelry, and men) have been connected to water, and small lakes or ponds were often used as holy places for sacrifice and many artifacts have been found in such locations.

A climate shift with a more warmer weather started around 2390 BC. The forests, which had previously consisted of elm, lime, ash and oak, were replaced with birch, pine and spruce. The climate changes also meant that farmers could practice better and more practical farming techniques under more favorable weather conditions. Widespread introduction of iron was introduced at around 2353 BC, resulting in better weaponry and tools.

Grand Tyrannian Colonial Empire.

Decline of the Empire and Birth of the Commonwealth.


New Tyran's advanced economy is one of the largest in the region, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed trade networks. International trade makes up a large part of the Tyrannian economy, particularly of its natural resources. Machinery, renewable energy, arms manufacturing and mining exports accounted for about 78% of New Tyran's total exports. Agricultural equipment, automotive products and other manufactures accounted for a further 22% of exports.

Politics and Foreign Relations.



The geology of New Tyran is complex and diverse, a result of it being subject to a variety of plate tectonic processes over long extended periods of time. Changing latitude and sea levels have been important factors in the nature of sedimentary sequences, whilst successive continental collisions have affected its geological structure with major faulting and folding being a legacy of each orogeny (mountain-building period), often associated with volcanic activity and the metamorphism of existing rock sequences.

New Tyran has one of the longest and most rugged coastlines in the region, and thousands of islands off the extremely indented coastline. It's one of New Odessa's most mountainous countries with large areas dominated by mountain ranges; average elevation is 571 m and nearly thirty percent of the mainland is located above the tree line. The glaciers in the higher mountain areas today are not remnants of the large ice sheet of the ice age, their origins are more recent.

The land is mostly made of hard granite and gneiss rock, but slate, sandstone, and limestone are also common, and the lowest elevations are frequently composed of chalk.

The mainland experiences several distinct seasons, with colder winters and less precipitation further inland. Everywhere else is mostly a subarctic climate, while the northernmost parts has an arctic tundra climate.

The major changes during the last 2 million years were brought about by several recent ice ages. The most severe glaciations had ice up to 7,340 m (24,081 ft) thick that reached from what would become New Hadaway to Christchurch, seven hundred miles long. This took place between about 398,530 to 348,158 years ago, and was largely responsible for the ridiculously cold climate of the nation. During the most recent glaciation, which ended a mere 2,000 years ago, the icesheet reached north to Wolverhampton and Lincolnshire, hundred and twenty miles long.

New Tyran's terrain is glaciated; mostly high plateaus and rugged mountains broken by fertile valleys; small, scattered plains; coastline deeply indented by fjords; arctic tundras are found only in the extreme north of the country. Frozen ground all-year can also be found in the higher mountain areas and in the interior of most counties. Numerous glaciers are also found all-year round.