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The Holy State of The Draemon Provinces And its Capital


Flag


Motto: Strength in Unity Under The Prince of Peace


Anthem: LinkDraemon Anthem



Location
Area controlled by Draemon shown in dark green;
claimed but uncontrolled region shown in light green;
capital shown by the red dot


Population: 1.53 billion


Capital
and largest city: Capitol District of Valu


Official Language
and demonym: Draemon


Government: LinkUnitary semi-theocratic Linkone-party state

  • Leader: Leader Valoo IX

  • Chancellor: His Excellency, Jejaylam

  • Prelate: His Eminence, Cred

  • Prime Justice: The Honorable Jeecom


Legislature
(unicameral): Imperial Court


Founded: August 15 in the Year 0 of the Great Draemon Calendar
(1673 AD of The Gregorian Calendar)


Total Area:
66,125,115 mile²
17,125,300 km²

GDP (nominal): 27.8 trillion TKT
GDP (nominal) per capita: 18,168 TKT


Driving Side: Right


Currency: Tiket (TKT)


Internet TLD: .dhe


Draemon

The Holy State of The Draemon Provinces And its Capital, or Holy State of The Draemon Provinces, or Holy Union of The Draemon Provinces, commonly called The Holy State of Draemon, Draemon, or the DragonHeart Empire, is a semi-theocratic, one-party state encompassing almost all of the North Roloxan continent, except the Upper Peninsula. Governed by The Executive Party, the state exercises jurisdiction over 11 provinces, one district, two autonomous regions (Romissi and Liberdom), and a few unincorporated territories on its globe and outer space. Covering about 17 million square kilometers in total area and having an approximate population of 1.53 billion, it is the second largest country in terms of land area and is the second most populated country on its home planet. Since ancient times, Draemon had started out as a democratic society, before undergoing hereditary and feudal systems, and ultimately becoming a semi-theocratic, one-party state today. The Draemon government has also been referred to as a hybrid regime.

Etymology

Draemon = According to popular mythology, Draemons were raised by the ancient dragons of legend. In certain regions of the North Roloxan continent, some inhabitants were called demons for their excessive brutality and power they showed to their enemies. A few of them were known to even take pride in this brand until the Dynastic Era where a great religious revival of Christianity converted the inhabitants. Afterward, the letter "r" was placed into the name to distinguish them from figures that related to evil.

Leader= The title of the nation's most powerful office. The title is sometimes colloquially referred to as the “Great Leader” or “Valu”, which is named after Valu VIII, the founder of modern Draemon.

Early History

Early Republic

According to Draemon tradition, its first formal government was the DragonHeart Republic, which started out as an amalgamation of many tribes in 205 BC on what is now called the Romissi peninsula. The republic was founded by Valu I, through the use of a corporate military. Having democratic origins, the Republic quickly evolved into a de facto one-party state when its founding party, The Executive Party, became very popular with the people due to successive conquests. The confederacies to the north, the tribes to the east, and the kingdoms to the south became conquered, with all of the western and central parts of the North Roloxan continent being incorporated into the Republic.

The Imperium

High achievements in foreign policy and a soaring economy led to The Executive Party winning all of the seats of the national legislature in Romissi during the general elections of 163 BC. The military went further to declare absolute loyalty to the party, with General Jynxmin proclaiming The Executive Party as the Imperator of the people. The DragonHeart Empire was established, and The Great Dragon Calendar was formed and began in the year, 0 old GDC (163 BC). The calendar was named after the country's legendary animal and replaced the use of an ancient calendar. For about 800 years, the people lived in relative harmony (barring occasional military conflicts with its neighbors) until a breakdown in social structure, economic failures, mass migration of barbarian tribes, and massive secessions eventually led to the relegation of the Empire in the year, 814 old GDC (773 AD).

Warring Factions Period

The DragonHeart Empire devolved into separate warring factions with Romissi becoming the capital only in name. All of the warring factions evolved into de facto hereditary monarchies, vying for each other's lands. Shortly after, a religious movement swept the land with the rapid revival of Christianity. In the year 1066 old GDC (903 AD), the religious head of the Church in Romissi, Credor, made The Great Sermon of 1066 when he charismatically called upon all the heads of the warring factions to reunite and remake the DragonHeart Empire, united under the Heavenly Prince of Peace. Almost every faction respected the call, with the powerful Monarch Jee of the Ostein Faction going as far to concede sovereignty to the Church.

Dynastic Era

By 1090 old GDC (937 AD), Ostein successfully united with the Church to remake the DragonHeart Empire, albeit smaller than its historical borders. Monarch Jee became the head of government and kept his residence in Viana, whereas Credor became the head of state and remained as head of the Church in Romissi (thus the empire had in effect, two capitals). The remaining factions would go on to retain self-autonomy but follow the decrees of the Church by spiritual obligation. As a result of these events, the Church's influence significantly expanded spiritually and politically. Empowered by this newfound authority, the Church forbade Draemon factions from entering into conflict with a fellow faction and required all of them to protect one another from Outsiders (mostly non-Draemons). Failure to obey could incur the Church's wrath which would have resulted in expulsion, therefore leaving a faction's lands as open game for others to conquer. The events of 1090 old GDC led to a significant reduction in conflicts for the remainder of the Dynastic Era, with the Church being the educational center and a symbol of unity for the DragonHeart Empire, which had become largely symbolic.

Second Warring Factions Period

Six centuries after the events of the Dynastic Era, the Church had begun to lose its influence as the sole uniter of Draemon to the increasingly ambitious faction leaders. Many of the faction leaders had begun to declare themselves their own kings and would no longer entertain the pretense of being the Church’s "vassals."

Over time, various factions attempted to reunite the Empire by force, but all of them had failed to do so.

In 1758 old GDC, Monarch Leopold I, upon the death of his grandfather, inherited the DragonHeart Empire. Leopold, however, was notorious for his many debaucherous affairs and decadence, and even kept a harem in his vast palace for his mistresses. With little interest in politics, he appointed his Prime Minister to run the affairs of the country. For the next 40 years, Leopold's administration would make no notable accomplishments.

In 1790 old GDC, the DragonHeart Empire began plans to begin a massive "Draemon Reunification" front. Its eastern neighbor, Faction of Hunar, was incorporated into the empire following the results of a diplomatically arranged marriage. In 1800 old GDC, the Faction of Prasuy feared the Empire's growing influence and launched a failed war. The Empire retaliated by conquering all of Prasuy within months.

In the same year, the Empire's neighbors conspired to invade its lands and liberate Prasuy. However, the Empire's massive armies swiftly conquered one country after another. By 1820 old GDC, approximately 65% of the North Roxan continent fell under DragonHeart Empire control. Ironically, most of these wars were started by their enemies.

Victor Links, who was a devout, shrewd, and young leading general in the wars won nearly half of the Empire's battles, which made him very popular with the military. His achievements earned Monarch Leopold I's recognition and Victor was appointed as the Supreme Military Commander of the DragonHeart Empire. This greatly concerned many of the nobles as Victor was considered of common descent (despite being a minor noble) and held anti-feudal views.

Republic of Draemon (1823 - 1826 old GDC)

In 1813 old GDC, Leopold I died of a disease but it was announced that he died of "natural causes." His grandson, Wilhelm, assumed the throne. Due to noble pressure, the new monarch dismissed Victor Links from his position as Supreme Military Commander.

As a result of bad policies, famine, and weak leadership, a revolution successfully toppled the government in 1823 old GDC and a republican government was established. Wilhelm resigned beforehand to prevent further bloodshed, but he and his family and relatives were murdered the next night by revolutionary extremists, scaring many of the nobles to flee the capital.

A national congress was established, the monarchy abolished, and the Free Constitution was formed. However, the republican government was short-lived due to much infighting among the revolutionary leaders, as they were notorious but charismatic criminals. A power vacuum ensued which led to much violence, and over 20,000 people perceived as "enemies of the revolution" died.

In January of 1824 old GDC, the nobles conspired a counter-coup and reluctantly asked General Victor Links for help as he was still popular with the military. At first, Victor did not want to get involved with any act perceived as sedition by either side. One day, however, a priest told him that an archbishop had a vision of him being enthroned. Taking this as a sign from Heaven, the general was convinced to enter into an alliance with the nobles to retake the government. The alliance, however, later proved to be uneasy.

The following month, General Victor Links and his army marched into the capital and seized all functions of government, causing the revolutionaries to flee and start a civil war. Victor proceeded to abolish the Free Constitution. Afterward, the nobles argued over who was to be the next Monarch, as Wilhelm had no heir. It was upon their stalled deliberations that Victor Links exercised authority over the state and declared himself Supreme Minister of the DragonHeart Empire, making him the de facto ruler and causing two years of military dictatorship.

Victor went on to make judicial, military, legal, and political reforms throughout the country. He refounded The Executive Party, based on the ancient political party during the times of the ancient Republic, and seized control of congress. In order to appease the people, Victor decided not to abolish congress but nevertheless filled its seats with members of his newly found party and reformed the congress to have both legislative and judicial functions. It was then renamed the Draemon Imperial Court.

In 1826 old GDC, Victor had a fallout with the nobles upon the end of the civil war. Many of them plotted to kill Victor Links, which ultimately failed when he fled the capital. In the summer of that year, Victor Links upon making a speech to his troops marched into the capital of Viana, and asked Archbishop Alden Crede to proclaim him Leader of the DragonHeart Empire. The Archbishop was quoted saying that he was "eager to." Victor then decided to make a presence in what is now the Imperial Court and asked for their opinion, which was overwhelmingly supportive (mainly because it was predominantly members of The Executive Party). That is why to this day every time a new Leader is proclaimed, he (she) would ask for the Imperial Court's confirmation in order to exercise the full powers of the office of the Leader without restriction.

Regarding the aristocracy, Victor announced a proclamation stating that "any person of nobility who remain with me shall be secured, but those who do not shall forfeit their heritage and their children's inheritance to the Party." The nobles that remained loyal are still existent today and are mostly ceremonial in status, with some representation in The Executive Party. As for the clergymen, Archbishop Alden Crede became empowered to punish and replace corrupt priests. The Archbishop was also given a permanent advisory role in the government.

Holy Empire of The Draemon Provinces (0 - 225 new GDC)

At the age of 17, Victor Links took on the title of Valu VIII, formed the Draemon Constitution, and went on to establish the Holy Empire of The Draemon Provinces (but still known as the DragonHeart Empire). The Great Dragon Calendar was renamed the "Great Draemon Calendar", and reset to the year 0 new GDC. The capital was relocated to a town in the central region of the North Roloxan continent and was renamed Capitol District. The capital would be renamed again as "Capitol District of Valu" by one of Valu VIII's successor, Booman. The constitution united the church and state and instituted The Executive Party as the supreme party.

Valu VIII would continue the aggressive Draemon Reunification front. In reaction, the small Empire of Brax to the north entered into an alliance with the Kingdom of Swuggo, and also with the Otam Republic to the south. Together they launched a failed war against Draemon. This only led to a successful Draemon retaliation. Interestingly enough, Valu VIII did not annex these territories but conducted regime changes as "these lands [were] not part of the spiritual destiny for Draemon." The defeat of the Brax, Swuggo, and the Otam gave way to Draemon hegemony in that planet's hemisphere.

By the age of 45, Valu VIII had united the North Roloxan continent for the first time (except the Upper Peninsula, controlled by the Swuggo and Nwuran kingdoms). The region of Romissi which was directly governed by the Church, became absorbed into the Draemon State but was given self-autonomy over its domestic affairs.

Valu VIII's statement that "the banner of Christ shall be raised over every household" commenced the heavy Christianization of Draemon under the rule of The Executive Party. While the party did not force individuals to convert, massive promotional campaigns, media, educational inculcation, and substantial censorship evangelized the incorporated citizens.


The Imperial Border Wall
Leader Booman would go on to make significant progress in the integration of the various cultures within the realm. He is controversial for the expulsion of the Essfo population from the southern borders of Draemon, many of whom refused to integrate. The iconic Imperial Border Wall which surrounds most of Draemon land, which was started by Valu VIII, was finished under Booman.

Valu VIII’s last quote before he died of old age was, "My gains were but losses to Christ."

Modern History

Confederation of South Rolox-Draemon War (53 GDC-56 GDC)
In the year 53 GDC of the Great Draemon Calendar, the Draemon State further proved its status as a hegemony of its hemisphere following the attempted expansion of the Confederation of South Rolox. CSR launched an invasion of a neighboring country of Draemon. Leader Kevin 'the Wise' with his Chancellor, Lan, were adamant in their desire for regional stability and deployed troops onto the borders of CSR. Following multiple battles and the conditional surrender of CSR, the war ended with a Draemon victory in 56 GDC.

Civil War I (108 GDC-113 GDC)
In 158 GDC, Leader Budziwuj attempted to redraw the boundary lines of the province of Gabou, which prompted its charismatic governor, Niezamysl, to refuse and declare war against the central government. The civil war started off well for the rebels as many other provinces joined the revolt. The Church excommunicated all the rebel leaders in hopes of sowing discord within the rebellion.

In late 111 GDC, the rebels were set to declare victory and the rebel head, Niezamysl, began writing the terms of surrender for the government. However, a new plan of action was drafted by Draemon Commander Gichirou which meant withdrawing all troops back towards the Capital and letting the rebel forces capture the remaining cities and towns. While the rebels were engaged in casualty-inflicting skirmishes with the garrison forces of each city and town, Commander Gichirou began rebuilding the government's forces. In 112 GDC, government forces reemerged and their numbers were tripled in size than their previous and began picking off each rebel army. The war took a turning point after the Battle of Sancerre, and rebel forces began to dwindle.

In 113 GDC, rebel leader Niezamysl was finally assassinated by governmental forces which caused the rebellion to go into disarray. Leader Budziwuj was quoted as saying, "It would've been better if he was hanged." After the province of Gabou was recaptured, Rebel Commander Leszek attempted to make a final charge against the Capital but was quickly overwhelmed by government forces. He was captured and the civil war was declared over. After refusing to make a public apology, Leszek was executed on charges of high treason, sedition, and rebellion.

The Executive Party portrayed the government's victory in the civil war as a statement to all future generations that the central government reigns supreme and any attempt to subvert its authority is futile. The rebellion was constantly blamed for the aftermath and suffering caused by the conflict. The word "rebel" was declared a profane word for several years.

DragonHeart Empire Union
Following the civil war, in a bid to improve economic conditions among the country, the country began pushing for massive expansions to other continents to gain monopolies on various materials for export. Seeing how other countries had generated massive amounts of wealth through colonization, Draemon began establishing trade posts and overseas possessions in foreign lands. Many of these colonial territories became self-governed like provinces, even though they were not part of the Draemon homeland. The Draemon goverment eventually titled the territories of the Draemon homeland and its colonies after Draemon's ancient name, the DragonHeart Empire Union.

Unincorporated, autonomous, and colonial territories are allowed to form their own militaries. The Draemon central government may call upon these territories to contribute their units to the national Draemon Military or DragonHeart Empire Forces when necessary. In recent years, The Executive Party has taken measures to regulate these local militaries, such as the prohibition of members of local militaries obtaining certain ranks in the national militaries.

Industrialization
The discovery of new resources, a stabilizing political climate, a series of market reforms and economic liberalization led to rapid economic development and fostered the rise of powerful monopolies. Certain magnates led the nation's progress in railroad, petroleum, and steel industries. Banking became a major part of the economy and played a significant role. There were also advancements in the distribution of electricity to industry, homes, street lighting, and even computers. The automotive industry was also revolutionized. The economy boomed and was on track to becoming the world's largest. Environmental pollution rose significantly before the creation of the Ministry of Environment, which reversed the damages. Nevertheless, these dramatic changes were accompanied by social unrest and the rise of socialist, populist, and anarchist movements, before being clamped down by The Executive Party. Upon suppression of these groups, the party made minor adjustments to implement worker safety laws and promote more competition in the market place.

Many decades later, Draemon began rivaling the already advanced Viper Coalition, which became a hegemony of its own hemisphere on the other side of the planet. It had also begun making significant progress in space exploration and space colonization, later prompting Draemon to do the same during the Great Viperian War.

Gro-Draemon War (178 GDC-180 GDC)
In 178 GDC, the Draemon State's hemispheric hegemony was challenged by the titular Empire of Gro, following its attempted military expansion. Gro launched an invasion of the Brax Kingdom, which was a neighboring country of Draemon. Leader Valoo IX deployed troops onto the borders of the Gro Empire. Following multiple battles and the unconditional surrender of Gro, the war ended with a Draemon victory in 180 GDC.

Great Viperian War (190 GDC-196 GDC)
In the late second century of the Great Draemon Calendar, tensions between the Holy State of Draemon and the Viper Coalition began mounting.

In the year of 190 GDC, 13 years after the election of Valoo IX to the office of the Leader by the State Church Council, a suspected spy was arrested for espionage and conspiracy. Speculation immediately arose that the spy was sent by the Viperian government. Antsy for war and ready to compete against the Viper Coalition, which was led by Supreme Commander Jesl I, the Imperial Court voted to declare war on the Viper Coalition, which was ratified by Leader Valoo IX. The Viper Coalition, however, had a more advanced economy and technology. This prompted Draemon to launch many scientific projects and offer high incentives to attract the best talent. The government also engaged in espionage to steal technology, even sometimes contracting exploiters (The Draemon government later stopped this program after the Patch Treaty, signed many years after the Great Romulon War).

The war lasted long, becoming the longest war in Draemon history. Many battles ensued and were fought equally on both Draemon and Viperian lands. The democratic nations on the South Roloxan continent were evenly split between both sides, with some defecting from the Draemon side to the Viperian side in the latter half of the war. In 190 GDC, after the fall of Outpost Eastern Wing, Viperian forces were quick to advance onto the Draemon mainland with many spreading out in the countryside. After the recapture of Outpost Wing, the Viperian forces already hidden in the mainland launched a surprise attack on the heart of Draemon, the Capitol District of Valu. The attack, however, failed to make any significant advances into the city, leading to a decisive victory for the Draemons in the Battle of Valu.


Draemon victory after the Battle of Valu, where Draemon soldiers defended the capital's outskirts from a Viperian surprise attack

In 192 GDC, Draemon forces had begun to advance well into Viperian lands after winning the Battle of The Falls. In 194 GDC, Draemon troops advanced to the outskirts of the Viperian capital. A siege of the city was initially planned before Leader Valoo IX decided to overconfidently launch an attack. General Vast led the advancement into what is known as the Battle of Zalamus, which lasted around one month. The battle led to a Viperian victory, with the entire Draemon army being routed. Concerned that further losses would not prevent a successful retaliation of Viperian forces into the Draemon homeland, Valoo IX ordered a full-scale retreat and an agreed ceasefire to the Viper Coalition. The Coalition reclaimed all lands conquered by the Draemon military, but not before the Draemons burned most of it during their retreat.

The war ended in 196 GDC with a Viperian victory, but with bitterness on both sides. Multiple demilitarized zones were placed in certain parts of the seas and space colonies.

Draemon-Optivian War (196 GDC)
In an effort to save face, Valoo IX declared war on the Optivian Empire, a rising but small country on the southeastern edge of the Romulon hemisphere (southwestern edge of the Draemon hemisphere). Within a couple of days, Draemon won the battle and seized its capital, declaring victory. Valoo IX had hoped to distract the Draemon people from the large losses against the Viper Coalition, which the Draemon government had started. This was only partially successful, as rising unpopularity caused the northeastern provinces to attempt secession.

Civil War II (196 GDC-199 GDC)
In 196 GDC, Draemon broke out into a civil war. Subsequently, Jesl I of the Viper Coalition died of a disease, also causing an outbreak of a civil war in that country. This prevented the Coalition from interfering in the Draemon civil war.

The secessions, led by the Dark Ranger Battalion rebel army, expanded control of the rebellion as it marched towards the Capitol District of Valu and successfully pillaged several towns before taking up the occupation of Fort Wurtberg in the province of Gabou. The civil war was prolonged due to a lack of resources that were lost to the Viperian and Optivian wars. In 199 GDC, after massive preparations, the government deployed troops to the north which intercepted the rebel forces headed for the military base of Nurbarg. The Draemon troops, wearing emblems of the Executive Party on their shoulders, decisively defeated the rebel forces at Nurbarg. This led to subsequent reclamations of Draemon lands lost to rebels until the Autumn season of the same year, where rebel forces surrendered to the State. Draemon troops failed to capture General Ozij - a prominent rebel general - and ended up shooting him. The leader of the rebellion, Governor-General Bleeder, fled the country as a fugitive. The Executive Party placed a bounty on him.

Following the end of the civil war in 199 GDC, Valoo IX amended the National Security Act imposed by Valu VIII, to establish the Ministry of National Security to monitor for treason and terrorism throughout the country. A nationwide purge subsequently occurred with many rebel sympathizers within The Executive Party and throughout the country arrested. For the next decade, prosperity would return to Draemon.

Great Romulon War (211 GDC-217 GDC)
In the year 211 GDC, the Viperian people had also finished their civil war and were united by the Romulon dynasty under the newly proclaimed Emperor Vekzon. The Viperian country was subsequently renamed Romula.


Draemon tanks advancing on Romulon soil during the Battle of Ramnau

In the year 211 GDC, Romulon navy ships crossed the demilitarized zones of the sea and sank multiple Draemon patrol ships. They subsequently sent a declaration of war letter, received by the Draemon Chancellor. The second-longest war, which lasted for six years was reputed to be known as a war of hatred on both sides.

Space ships had been made for transportation and civil use, but the invention of militarized space ships occurred during this time period, causing the first-ever battle in space during the Battle of Space Station I in 214 GDC. Both countries also tried to gain a competitive advantage by acquiring new resources in space. This led to the colonization of certain planets and moons within the solar system, on asteroids, and even beyond.

The war caused outright discrimination in both countries. Students of Romulon descent living in Draemon were beaten up in schools and lynched. People of Draemon descent living in Romulon lands were murdered.

Both Draemon and Romula attempted to seize control of many small, neutral, undeveloped democratic nations on the South Roloxan continent to mine the abundant oil and uranium in the region and gain an advantage in the war. In response, this led many countries in the eastern part of the continent to form a confederation called The Allied States of The Free League in the year 215 GDC, causing them to become a powerful and major contender in the war.

In 217 GDC, Draemon seized control of Isla, a country on an island east of North Rolox and allied with the Romulon bloc. Isla was subsequently annexed into the Draemon State and renamed "Sunsh."

In the same year, the large Romulon city of Ramnau fell to Draemon forces after the Battle of Ramnau. Draemon troops then began to advance onto the Romulon capital of Venres. At the same time, the Allied States of The Free League issued a declaration of war on Romula. Following mounting pressure of a potentially massive loss, Romulon Emperor Vekzon offered a conditional surrender to end the war. Draemon countered the surrender proposition demanding that the Romulon Empire relinquish all dominated territories. The Romulon government accepted and thus marked the end of the Great Romulon War in the year 217 GDC.

Draemon came out as the planet's hegemony in the aftermath of the Great Romulon War.

Emperor Vekzon was assassinated a year after the war ended, which caused a political vacuum in Romula among various dynasties vying for power. The Draemon government then intervened to support one of Vekzon's sons, who was still a toddler, to assert the throne. As a result, Draemon forces were dispatched across Romula to demilitarize the country and dispose of pretenders conspiring to overthrow the Romulon government. Draemon, however, could not entirely control the affairs of a country far away. The Romulon Empire ultimately split into two countries after its southern half declared independence. To this day, Draemon named the north "Old Romula" and the south "Bijou Romula."

Holy State of The Draemon Provinces (225 GDC - present)

Political Reforms
In the year 225 GDC, Valoo IX made constitutional reforms and established the Central Judicial Council in a move to implement an independent judiciary and enhance public confidence in the law. As a result, the Imperial Court lost its judicial functions while remaining only as a legislative function of government. That is why to this day the Imperial Court does not actually serve as a judicial tribunal despite its title.

Subsequently, high faith in the government led to elections for the office of Chancellor being abolished and replaced with a direct appointment by the Leader. This was simply a formality as the Chancellor was already de facto appointed by the Leader as the Imperial Court rubberstamped nominations. Following the ratification of the constitutional reforms, the Holy Empire of Draemon became referred to as the Holy State of Draemon.

Furthermore, the costs of Draemon maintaining its colonies became burdensome and the central government relinquished control over many of the colonies. Some were given self-autonomy while many were granted full independence. Nevertheless, former colonies were given favorable trade status within the DragonHeart Empire Union, solidifying the bond between the countries.

Valoo IX also affirmed the country’s commitment to Christianization, stability, and free trade.

Attempted Coup (226 GDC)
A prominent general, General Avim, had a fallout with Valoo IX. Following concerns about another civil war, the Ministry of National Security ordered arrests and directed the military to undergo "loyalty lessons" to teach about unity with The Executive Party. The Church conducted prayers for the administration. Snitching on potential traitors was actively promoted. Many officials who publicly criticized the party suspiciously disappeared, although the government has consistently denied any kidnapping. General Avim fled the country following his dismissal, due to concerns he was one of the people to be arrested. Several months later, General Avim led a failed coup with foreign mercenaries. However, no Draemon soldier defected and the coup was repelled by stationed forces under the command of General Credam. Avim had failed to garner support from the Draemon military due largely in part to the efforts of the Ministry of National Security.

No insurrection of such magnitude has ever happened again to date.

Contemporary History

Zenit Assault (226 GDC)
In the year 226 GDC, reports of aggression by forces from the Zenit Republic (a country formed after Great Romulon War, and located on the northeastern edge of the Romulon continent) prompted the Draemon government to investigate the situation. One year later, the Draemon military deployed secret operatives to attack a Zenit military base on a late Friday night. However, the plan went terribly wrong when a large Zenit army coincidentally diverted from its march and stationed itself at the Zenit military base prior to the attack. This caused Draemon generals to significantly underestimate the number of soldiers stationed in the base. Hundreds of Draemon troops died, with the remaining troops being routed.

The conflict was never declared an official war by either side, but the aftermath of the event showed the world the limits of Draemon hegemony.

Shrikan War (230 GDC)
In the year 255 GDC, the Republic of Shrike was reported to have been causing regional instability to the South Robl Continent (located in the south of the "Romulon hemisphere") according to Chancellor Aveg at the time. In response to Draemon condemnation, the Shrikan government only flaunted its hostility. A Draemon official likened its leader, Vanish, as "a thirteen-year-old child."

Reports of Shrikan aggression in the region, even against Draemon personnel, prompted the Draemon government to order its troops stationed along the southern Romulon corridor to invade Shrike. The war lasted less than a year after Draemon forces overwhelmed Shrikan forces, causing a takeover of its capital. A regime change subsequently occurred with the replacement of the country's leader. The invasion received mixed reactions from world leaders.

Itan War (235 GDC)
In the year 235 GDC, on the South Roloxan continent, Etam went to war with Itan which had a defensive pact with Draemon. The defensive pact was made in order to ensure a balance of power on the continent. The war lasted for one year which resulted in a Draemon victory, and Etam having to surrender the city of Otam and Jeras.

In the aftermath of the war, the Draemon government drew out the boundary line for the Otam region and granted independence to the Otam Republic. The city of Jeras, however, was granted autonomous control over its own affairs but remained under Draemon sovereignty.

The Jeras region was classified as an "unincorporated territory," meaning it's not officially a part of the Holy State of Draemon but its inhabitants enjoy the same rights as Draemon citizens.

Geography

Landscape and Climate
Draemon's landscape is vast and diverse, ranging from the flatlands in the northwest to the humid jungles in the south. Much of the southeast is an arid desert. To the central southern part of the country lies tall mountains. Its huge territory makes Draemon a megadiverse country with a huge variety of biomes across the land.

Environmental Issues


A city garden in Draemon

Around the year 200 GDC, the rising of Draemon's industrial revolution led to massive pollution across the rivers and forests of the most developing parts of the country. Acid rain and the extinction of various species were reported from across the land, prompting the government to react swiftly with environmental regulation. The Ministry of Environment was established by Leader Rudolf in 203 GDC.

Today, largely due to the efforts of the Ministry of Environment, national parks and gardens have been instituted throughout the country and range in the thousands. Both urban and rural areas have mandated gardens. The Ministry of Environment states that a good environment attracts foreign investors, and boosts happiness and morale. Furthermore, the ministry believes that the gardens and national parks are necessary for the people to "enjoy the creations of God and spend time thinking about Him by themselves or with their loved ones."

Demographics

Population
According to historical reports, Draemon's population was approximately 200 million during the time of the Early Republic. Today, it is around 1.53 billion. About 14% of the population are those under 14 years of age, 68% are between 15 and 59 years old, and 18% are over 60 years old.

Language
The common, formal and official language is Draemon. The teaching of other languages was forbidden under Valu VIII in order to integrate the entire country after the unification, and all entertainment books not published in the Draemon language banned. The eras of the Warring Faction Periods led to many dialects forming under the Draemon language, with a few factions forming new languages.

Percentage of languages spoken at home

  • Draemon - 90%

  • Otam - 5%

  • Swuggo - 4%

Religion


A large church in the District of Valu

Monotheism of Heaven was prevalent in Draemon society as early as the era of the Early Republic, but it was not present in governmental policy. During the Dynastic Era, a fervor of religious revival with rapid Christianization led to a spiritual unity of the warring factions (Different from the direct unity of the Holy State of The Draemon Provinces). The modern Holy Draemon State was founded on theocratic principles of Christianity but administrated as a one-party state. Matters of succession are theocratic, with the State Church Council choosing the next Leader to lead the country.

The first Leader of Draemon, Valu VIII, gave responsibility to the Church to choose the next Leader despite appointing his successor.

Religion composition

  • Christianity - 91%

  • Non-affiliated - 5%

  • Others - 3%

Freedom to practice religion in accordance with the law is protected under the constitution, but all religions must first undergo registration with the government. Foreign proselytism is prohibited. The country has a record of banning certain religions if found dangerous to national security. The state religion is Christianity and may not be abolished according to constitutional law.

How Christianity was revealed to the Draemon populace remain a mystery and a source for much speculation.

Ethnicity
Draemon, although strictly uni-cultural, is very multiracial. The unification of the North Roloxan continent encompassed people of the Dragonians, Pasd, Wusson, Essfo, Greoko, and various other smaller indigenous peoples. The founder of modern Draemon, Valu VIII, was a Pasd. The Pasd population has grown significantly within the past century.

Ethnic composition

  • Dragonian - 59%

  • Pasd - 24%

  • Wusson - 6%

  • Essfo - 5%

  • Swuggo - 3%

  • Greoko - 1%

Racism has been historically rampant against the "hairy peoples" and the "big necks," who were the Essfos and the Greokos, respectively. Many of them waxed their skins regularly to assimilate more into Draemon society. In the year 211 GDC, Leader Valoo IX would pass the Race Discrimination Act to penalize racist remarks in public.

Politics

Government
Main article: How The Government Works
The Leader is the head of state, government, and military. The Leader is initially elected by the State Church Council for a 5-year term. Every subsequent election is determined by a simple majority of the Imperial Court, with a eight-term limit.

The Chancellor is the principal executive assistant to the Leader and the deputy head of government. The Prelate is the head and chairman of the State Church Council and advises the Imperial Court and Leader on religious matters. The country's supreme court, the Central Judicial Council, also conducts judicial review of laws.

The Leader presides over the High-Ranking Committee composed of the Chancellor, the Prelate, the Speaker, and the 11 Viceroys selected from within the Imperial Court. The High-Ranking Committee is the top decision-making body in the country and is the highest body in the Imperial Court and may make decisions when the Imperial Court is not in session.

The Executive Party
Main article: The Executive Party
Draemon is a one-party state, mainly because the political party is state-run. All other parties must have the approval of the state-run party to be established. According to the writers of the Draemon Constitution, this guarantees that the country runs on one set of principles. The Executive Party is constitutionally empowered to approve and deny other parties into a legal entity.

Imperial Court
Main article: Draemon Imperial Court
The Draemon Imperial Court is unicameral and composed of 1500 members. 95 seats are appointed by the Leader, 95 by the Prelate, 110 by the governors, 1125 by public elections, and 63 by private elections among the nobility. All seats gained through public elections are vetted by The Executive Party through the Local Executive Committee which has offices in each county throughout the nation. The terms last five years and are re-electable.

According to a constitutional amendment, the remaining 12 seats must be reserved for candidates who lost an election but were the best-performing losers, called Non-Constituency Members of the Imperial Court.

All bills are passed in the Imperial Court before being signed by the Leader into law. No government proposal has ever been vetoed.


In the latest ballots for the Imperial Court,
The Executive Party holds a total of 1,472 seats.
The remaining seats are of independents.


A Minecraft rendition of the chamber of the Imperial Court

Administrative Divisions
Draemon is divided into a total of 14 administrative divisions. One district and 11 provinces serve directly under the central government, and two autonomous regions are given independent control but defended by the central government. Each province serving directly under the central government is led by a Viceroy of The Executive Party.

The Sunsh province (formerly the Isla State) was incorporated into the Draemon State following the annexation of the island in the Great Romulon War. Its right to self-autonomy was later relinquished and is now directly governed by the central government.

The provinces are named after prominent generals that served alongside Valu VIII and other influential Draemons.

Provinces

Province

Regional Population

Jee

188 million

Memme

181 million

Nateson

174 million

Booman

147 million

Gabou

145 million

Butwhop

135 million

Shingen

118 million

Falcorn

111 million

Zork

108 million

Ponti

93 million

Sunsh

21 million

Capitol District of Valu {CAPITAL}

93 million

Romissi {AUTONOMOUS}

9 million

Liberdom {AUTONOMOUS}

10 million

The Affairs of Liberdom
In the year 1805 old GDC, the Independent Municipality of Liberdom became annexed into the Holy Draemon State following the Draemon Reunification takeovers. The "Affairs of Liberdom" was started when the Grand Mayor of the city petitioned for self-autonomy in order to prevent further instability from collapsing their rich economy, which was becoming increasingly fragile as it was reliant on trade with the conquered territories. Self-autonomy would have also meant no change to their democratic structure. The other factions were similar in their government systems and culture, but Liberdom was unique. The government in Draemon decided to acquiesce in the Treaty of Liberdom to avoid further hindrance to their annexation plans and benefit from Liberdom's economy, and cement Liberdom as an independent financial center for all of Draemon.

In 223 GDC, the Municipality of Memme (a city under the direct control of the central government) was officially recognized as the new modern financial center of Draemon, followed by the Capital in the District of Valu. Liberdom's original reason for its right to self-autonomy had become irrelevant and rumors circulated that the Draemon central government was planning on seizing control of Liberdom's government. Those rumors were put to rest but recirculated again in 253 GDC. The rumors, combined with high income inequality and various social issues within the city, caused protests to occur within Liberdom. Leader Lnelson II publicly countered the rumors and signed the Liberdom Self Autonomy Act of 253 GDC, which renewed and put into law Draemon's commitment to Liberdom self-autonomy. Protests, however, continued and radicalists became emboldened, causing a violent takeover of Liberdom's government.

The Draemon government responded by launching an invasion into the Liberdom municipality. It argued that the law was made for a legal Liberdom government, and not with the radical "illegal" government that Draemon did not recognize. The previous government was restored by the Draemon military, but it lost re-election years later. Liberdom continues to be under Draemon sovereignty.

The central government today has since reversed policy and has made steps to slowly annex Liberdom under central control.

The Affairs of Romissi
The Church in the Prince-Archbishopric of Romissi was enthralled with Draemon unity but was nevertheless concerned about the potential violence. But the Church had lost its influence on the ever-increasing independent Factions in the nineteenth century of the Great Dragon Calendar. The Prince-Archbishopric was invited to join the Dramon State and remain self-autonomous in its domestic affairs, to which the Church accepted.

Unincorporated territories
There are other colonies under Draemon jurisdiction (both terrestrial and extraterrestrial) that are officially called "unincorporated territories" or colloquially referred to as "commercialized land." The territories are autonomous but its inhabitants enjoy the same rights as Draemon citizens. Unincorporated territories are not to be confused with "occupied territories" where citizens do not enjoy the same rights as Draemons.

Cabinet
Main article: Civil Departments
The Draemon Cabinet is composed of the most senior appointed officers of the executive branch, and its existence dates back to the first Leader of Draemon, Valu VIII.

List of cabinet ministries

  • Ministry of Information

  • Ministry of Anti Corruption

  • Ministry of the Military

  • Ministry of Education

  • Ministry of Christian Guidance and Culture

  • Ministry of Interior

  • Ministry of Environment

  • Ministry of Health

  • Ministry of Development

  • Ministry of National Security

  • Ministry of the Treasury

  • Ministry of Trade and Industry

  • Ministry of Transportation

  • Ministry of Justice

  • Ministry of State

Human Rights
The Allied States of The Free League, a nation occupying the eastern half of the South Roloxan continent, released a "Freedom Index Report" detailing the human rights of all the countries of the planet. The report won the condemnation of the Draemon and Romulon governments, as it was considered an “invasion” of their internal affairs. The Draemon Ministry of State called the report “laughable.”

Draemon was ranked low on the Freedom Index, due to government restriction of freedom of speech, assembly, and press. It has also been called out for actively discriminating against religious minorities. The "National Security Act" imposed by Valu VIII and amended by Valoo IX created the Ministry of National Security, empowering it to conduct detentions without trial for an indefinite amount of time for those acting against public security.

Foreign Relations and Military

Diplomacy
Draemon is a member and the chair of the Transcontinental United Alliance, a multilateral organization composed of many countries that fought with Draemon in its previous wars. Relations with many countries on the Robl continent (on the other side of the planet) remain tense. Draemon is also a member of The Faithful Union in the NationStates realm. The Executive Party also actively promotes Christianity around the world.

Military
Main article: Military Statistics
Bolstering a powerful and loyal military, Draemon was acknowledged as the world superpower after Great Romulon War. Compulsory military service was abolished a couple of decades after Great Romulon War but remain in effect for juvenile felons. A selective service system replaced compulsory service.

The Draemon military is known for its loyalty to the party, though various fringe paramilitary militias spun off from the Draemon military has been responsible for a few rebellions and attempted coups throughout Draemon history. This has prompted legislation banning all forms of military factions and paramilitaries, redefining the chain of command, and ensuring party control over the military. No coups have ever succeeded in modern history.


The Draemon Military emblem

Statistics:

Active military personnel: 1.9M

Military Reserves: 500M

Country's population: 1.53 Billion

Tanks: 10K

Aircrafts: 15K

Space Warships: 100


A remaining spaceship after the Battle of Space Station II, which was the second battle fought above the atmosphere

Navy Warships: 500


Navy battleships setting sail for Romulon lands during the Great Romulon War

Labor Force (Logistics): 0.9M

Economy
See also: Draemon National Budget

Economic indicators

Currency: Tiket


GDP (nominal): 27.8 trillion TKT
GDP (nominal) per capita: 18,170 TKT
Labor Force: 771.1 million
Unemployment: 3.1%

Draemon has a developed market economy based on trade and agriculture. It is led by the Information Technology industry, followed by Arms Manufacturing, Insurance, and beef-based Agriculture. It has the highest GDP on its planet, and its currency is the Tiket. The fiscal budget can be found here.

The Draemon economy is known as free, innovative, competitive, and most business-friendly. It is ranked third in economic freedom on its planet's economic index. According to its planet's corruption perception index, Draemon's government is one of the cleanest and least corrupt, despite low press freedoms.

The government charges no capital gains nor inheritance tax. Its top three sources of revenue in order are Income, Sales, and Corporate tax. The country is known for being a tax haven for the world's wealthiest. Having one of the largest monetary reserves, Draemon has consistently been ranked "AAA" in its fiscal budget. The Executive Party makes considerable effort to engage in free trade. The government also has a high stake in its economy, contributing to over a quarter of its GDP.

Draemon law recognizes a 35-hour workweek. Covered nonexempt employees must be compensated for overtime at a rate not less than one and a half times the regular rate of pay. There are limits on the number of hours an employee less than the age of 16 works per week.

Welfare handouts, state pensions, and free healthcare are almost nonexistent as all full-time workers are mandated to save a portion of their income which is to be withdrawn only for medical expenses, down payments for residential or commercial properties (must own a residential property before withdrawing for commercial property), during times of unemployment, and for retirement. In order to increase competitiveness, there is no minimum wage but a labor board composed of economists and retired corporate executives, which publicize and spread awareness of the optimal wage for each industry. For the poorest of society who have lost all means to save, the Ministry of Development is responsible for providing temporary assistance programs through local governments.

The Draemon Central Bank affects monetary policy through the changing of its central interest rates, reserve requirements, and open market operations. Pursuant to The Social Safety Net Act of 181 GDC, the DCB is required to have a central interest rate that aims to maintain the integrity of the social safety net, which is primarily in the form of mandatory savings.

The country has levels of income inequality, which is an issue acknowledged by The Executive Party. The Leader, in an annual address to the Imperial Court, approved for more investments in education to reduce inequality. The party believes further expanding equality of opportunity is the necessary step to helping the poorest and heightening the economy.

Culture


A paintball tournament finale hosted on national television

According to Valu VIII, "culture must be regulated to support the family, the party [country], and Heaven." This sentiment has been further echoed by Leader Valoo IX and Prelate Credam. Pieces of art (eg. movies, books, music) that directly support familial piety and Christian piety receive certain tax exemptions.

Likewise, art that promotes rebellion and vices (ie. sex, drugs, greed) are banned. Playing or producing these types of songs or movies in public results in large fines. Selling or distributing them results in imprisonment and sometimes corporal punishment.

Cuisine
Dining is a national pastime. Many fast-food places that sell sushi, pork bowls, beef bowls, and various other small portions on the menu are big in demand during happy hour.


Alfresco dining in Draemon

Clothing
Draemons tend to wear collar shirts and khakis in public, and shorts with long socks during the hotter seasons. Women also wear long skirts. T-shirts are more common in rural areas. The country exercises "prudism," where a national dress code law dictates how much clothing a person must minimally wear in public.

Holidays
The schedule of public holidays in Draemon is influenced by the schedule of national holidays, which are set by the Leader through proclamations. Alternatively, the Imperial Court may propose a new holiday or the removal of one. On such holidays, non-essential government offices are closed, stock market trading is suspended, and every government employee is paid for the holiday. There are several national holidays ranging from religious to temporal ones, including but not limited to Christmas, New Year's, Good Friday, Easter, Labor Day, and Draemon Day).

Draemon Day and New Year's are the most popular temporal holidays which include many festivals, fireworks, and celebrations. Draemon Day, in particular, had pompous and massive military marches and parades until the post-Great Romulon War era. After the great wars, the grand military parades were gradually replaced with fairs and festivals.

Music
Popular genres of music are classical, contemporary classical, new age, and contemporary Christian music (Christian dedicated radios and channels are provided by the government).

Sports and Recreation
Gaming has been a big hit for many citizens, including the elderly. Draemon's national sport is Paintball, which has been endorsed by the government as part of its military recruitment drive. The second most popular sport is fencing, with many tournaments being viewed nationwide. Golfing has been on the rise.

Cultural Laws
Fornication and adultery laws are existent and strictly enforced throughout the country, earning the country a reputation of a "father-knows-best-state." The government also exercises censorship on a frequent basis. In response to critics, Valoo IX responded saying, "The moral fabric of society is the government's responsibility, which left unattended will have disastrous social effects." The Ministry of Information claims to balance the demand for choice and protection against socially harmful materials.

Social media is existent but rather exclusive from the outside world.

Draemon has been consistently branded a "nanny state."

Infrastructure

High-speed railways, and maintained and high expansion of roads are evident in Draemon. Highly used roads become active toll roads during rush hour. Those living in or near cities pay a higher car tax than those living in rural areas. There are a total of 250 airports in the country. Metro systems are evident in the cities and are noted to be efficient and clean.


A 26-lanes highway in south-central Draemon

Digital infrastructure is existent and the government has been pushing for the growth of its information and communication industry. The internet in Draemon is provided by the state and various other companies.

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