Display Name: Matriarchy of Lunderfrau
Capital City: Laubenhugel
Description of Political Environment:
Lunderfrau is an Absolute Monarchy led by the Kaiserin. There are two branches of government in Lunderfrau, the First is the executive branch led by the Kaiserin. This branch has absolute authority in terms of law and order, they are also the commander of Lunderfrau's armed forces, all national government agencies are directly under the executive branch. The legislative branch consists of the Chamber of Nobility. The Chamber of Nobility comprises the ten families (1 representative per family) that rule the various duchies of Lunderfrau. They have the power to levy new laws and taxes, however the Kaiserin has final say and can overule decisions made by the chamber. There is no voting, no political parties and no elections on the national level in Lunderfrau. However, some duchies and most cities hold elections for city and government offices outside of the Duchies themselves.
Unlike most nations, the Kaiserin is supreme arbiter of the law as well as head of state. The Kaiserin personally selects the grand arbiters for each Duchy who then serve for life, most arbiters on the local city level are elected officials. As supreme arbiter, the Kaiserin can overturn rulings made by any other arbiter in the judicial system. Because of the fact the Kaiserin is both the enforcer and interpreter of laws, most cases rarely make it past the grand arbiters and those that due tend to be tossed out by the Kaiserin herself.
Description of the Economy:
Lunderfrau features a fairly diversified economy that centers around heavy industry. While, Tourism and Cargo Rail make up a sizeable chunk of the nations Service sector, the nations heavy industry is led by a healthy Military Industrial Complex known for producing ground armored vehicles. In addition, Lunderfrau relies heavily on imports of iron and other metals to fuel its large steel industry. In addition, Lunderfrau also boasts a large Uranium mining sector. Lunderfrau exports include Uranium, Steel, Military Vehicles and other industrial goods, the nation imports most of its energy as well as its foodstuffs, though there is some internal production of Corn, Wheat and Potatoes. The Lunderfrausian GDP is ฿631,388,752,057. The Per Capita GDP is around $11,500.
Economy Type:Industrial Goods and Services
| Hospitality-Tourism| Defense-Armored Fighting Vehicle | Cargo Transport-Rail | Metals-Steel | Fuel-Uranium Extraction |
Coal, Iron, Autos, Food Stuffs
Description of Resources:
Resources: Lead, Silver, Uranium, Fruits & Veggies, Carbohydrates
Native Food Production: -121: Minor Food Importer
Native Energy Production: -23 Energy Dependent
Description of Your Nation's Military:
Military Doctrine: Qaulity
National Attitude: Defensive
4 :Air force
0 : Paramilitary/Militia/Gendarmes
The Imperial Armed Forces consist of 640,000 enlisted members. The Armed Forces are broken into three branches, the Imperial Legion (500,000 enlisted troops), the Imperial Air Force (90,000 enlisted members) and the Imperial Navy (50,000 Sailors).
The Imperial Legion is considered to be one of the best fighting forces in all of Lira. Boasting state of the art Tanks, IFVs and artillery, it is more than a match for the various militaries found on the continent. Of special note is the 118th Legionares, widely known by their nickname “The Kaiserin’s Hell Hounds”or simply “Hell Hounds”. Specializing in forward deployment into enemy territory, asset recovery/extraction and counter terrorism operations among other things.
On the flip side, the Imperial navy is considered drastically underfunded and lacking in ships and personel, however the Navy does boast a relatively advanced anti ship missile battery system that provides coverage to most of Lunderfrau’s northern Coast.
History of your Nation:
The earliest known evidence of humans in what is now modern day Lunderfrau date to between 70,000 and 60,000 years ago. Isolation due to glaciation during the major ice ages is believed to have contributed to the fact that Lunderfrausian women average 6ft 2 inches (1.88 meters) while men average 5 ft 7 inches (1.7 Meters). Ancient human settlements have been found mostly hugging the northern coast, archeologists and anthropologists believe that early Lunderfrausians more than likely clustered around the deciduous forests of the north as well as the warmer climate near the coast.
With the arrival of Beonin missionaries from Winst in the 800s, Lunder society quickly shifted from a tribal agrarian society to a collection of fuedal states. The Lunder Warring Period would see the area through to the late 1300s ending with the Unification War in 1384. When the War concluded in 1412, the Duchess of Eiswasser, Kristina had subjegated nearly all of the duchies and baronies in Modern day Lunderfrau. With the support of the Ardalite Church, she was crowned the "Queen of the Lunders"; officially becoming the first Kaiserin of the Matriarchy of Lunderfrau. The next century saw a rapid expansion of Lunder territory, occupying parts of modern day Grenzeria in 1453, all of Winst and parts of Mèronie in 1477 and Arideo in 1517. Lunder expansion was finally halted by Parthonopian forces at the seige of Lepanto in 1529. By 1580 Lunderfrau had been thrown out of Modern day Parthonopia and Arideo. The 17th and 18th centuries saw little conflict for the Matriarchy, the only two major wars being the Produz-Eske War of 1620 and the Esketres War between 1710-1716. As republicanism and revolution swept across Lira in the early 19th century, the Matriarchy suffered a humiliating defeat in the Wintonian Revolution of 1828, losing its Wintonian holdings in the process. Bitterness over the defeat would hang in Lunderfrau for almost a century, culminating in the decision to invade Winst in 1916 adding another theater to the ongoing olympic war. After nearly a decade of trench warfare and little to no gains, Kaiserin Glenda Von Strauss abdicated the thrown in favor of her daughter Caroline. Lunderfrau was forced to withdraw from Grenzeria as part of the treaty, establishing its modern day borders.
Today, Lunderfrua remains a Matriarchal Absolute Monarchy. The current monarch is Kaiserin Elise Von Strauss, who succeeded her Mother in 2015.