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The History of Sooshriname

Sooshriname in its present form, was created in the last years of 18th century. The period was marked by violence all over Discornesia. At the doorstep of present-day Sooshriname, stood the North Rie, with its expansionist Emperor Vor Sin, keen to push eastwards, was engaged in a war with Kranzia, a country directly bordering Sooshriname. With things looking down for Kranzia, Sooshrinamian countries (at the time two nations, Susweden and Sestonia) prepared for war as well. Susweden was a monarchy ruled by Eliu Qnart. Sestonia was a republic.
Susweden and Sestonia decided to form a military alliance to guard their freedom from any foreign powers. The two nations got along very well. That was until 1849, when the Sestonian government was overthrown by its military in a coup d'état. Sestonia's military dictator, Otineb Reltig, cut off all ties with Susweden. The then king, Soosh I, warned Sestonia that such a move might lead to destability and weakness of the two nations. Reltig did not respond and started to put any people connected to Susweden, or supporters of their monarchy, or political critics, into concentration camps.

Apart from this, other ethnicities except Sestonians were also killed. Since the largest minorites in Sestonia were Suswedes and Eleks (from Elekia, a state of Roznepal), the largest opposition to the regime was from Susweden and Roznepal.
Assured that Sestonia was now much worse for minorities, including his own nationals, Soosh I sent a last warning to Reltig. Reltig responded aggressively saying "If you so much want these people to live, we will throw them at the border and you may collect your dust." Soosh was furious. All of the Royal Ministers were in favour of a war.

Sestonia's current policies meant it was more disunited than ever. The Eleks had already started a guerrilla war under Esao Dasnaliv. He too was eager to be aided by Susweden. Victory seeming sure, Soosh I ordered an invasion of Sestonia. Geopolitical rivals of Susweden quickly came to Sestonia's support. Help poured in to Sestonia. Soosh I was hated among international leaders because of his open stance against the wrong. He never sided with even his allies on International matters if he sensed they were the wrong. But due to this approach, he also was popular among the common people, including those of Sestonia. As the Suswede forces won the initial battles, the natives welcomed the armies, hailing them as liberators and the slogan "The Soosh banner shall lead us to victory" was first used in these Sestonian towns.
(Ut Soosh vexillum ad victoriam nos perducat).

But then, things changed. Sestonia was now funded a lot by its backers. The war continued, but armies rarely could get the upper hand. In this situation, Suswede military generals thought the only way to victory would be to encourage Sestonians to rebel. Dissent was already high against Reltig, so it seemed to be an easy job. The war had waged for three years by this point.
Esao Dasnaliv, the Elek guerrilla leader, had been captured by Sestonians but managed to escape from a concentration camp. Thereafter he disguised himself as "Someone Ordinary Oppressed by Sestonian High-command". Dasnaliv traveled town to town and talked about his experience. He also told the people about Soosh I and his noble deeds, popularising the Suswede King. Dasnaliv was finally caught and executed. But the message he preached lived on. Sestonian citizens staged massive protests against Reltig. Some of the army was called back to handle these protests. This facilitated Suswede advance in Sestonia. The economy had taken a hit but Roznepal provided military aid to Susweden, supporting the invasion of Sestonia.

In 1854 the armies reached the capital of Sestonia. Otineb Reltig was assassinated by his own generals a few days before Suswede army declared victory. Soosh I gave an iconic speech in Sestonian capital when he proclaimed the incorporation of Sestonia into Susweden, forming Sooshriname. Soosh I became the Prince of the new country. His rule saw little opposition. He was well-respected throughout Sooshriname. When he died in 1886, a month of mourning was declared. His eldest daughter succeeded to the throne as Princess Sooshrina.

Sooshrina's rule saw numerous scandals involving the Royal Family. She did not prove to be as great as her father. Sooshrina died in 1925. The next monarch was King Soosh II, Sooshrina's eldest child. Soosh II did not care much about geopolitics. He was quite popular domestically because of his friendly behaviour. His reign was a reign of peace and prosperity. Sooshriname was improved a lot during his rule. He prioritised the health facilities of the nation, pushing lifespan up. He himself lived till the age of 108. He died in 2005, spending a long time of 80 years on throne.
Soosh II's eldest son was already dead before him. His second eldest son was too weak with illness to rule. So it was Soosh II's daughter (third eldest child), Sooshula who would become the Princess. But she made history by refusing the throne and exiting royal life forever. The throne finally passed to the youngest child, who became Prince Soosh III of Sooshriname and changed it's classification, becoming a Principality from a Kingdom, so as to usher in a new era of modernization and development in the country.

Researched and compiled by Department of History, Culture and Arts, Roznepal.