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Head Administrator and Marshal of the Empire of Andrew: Socialist Republic of Andrew
Enforcer: The Orson Empire
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Empire of Andrew contains 13 nations, the 1,067th most in the world.

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NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Protectorate of The Raven TechnocracyNew York Times Democracy“For Science And Society!”
2.The Empire of Santa LucijaNew York Times Democracy“Qua Patet Orbis”
3.The Constitutional Principality of OcearaInoffensive Centrist Democracy“People, Country, Wealth.”
4.The Infinite Empire of Cybus1Father Knows Best State“Nos autem vitam et mortem.”
5.The EPCOT and Conch Republic of Timmy CityNew York Times Democracy“It started with a windbird”
6.The Império Constitucional of Novo WagondiaCivil Rights Lovefest“Slavery is the Daughter of Darkness”
7.The Democratic Republic of The Unified Nations of FeluciaCivil Rights Lovefest“Primogénitus ex cineribus bellum ex luce mundi.”
8.The Empire of Socialist Republic of AndrewFather Knows Best State“Strength through iron, victory through brotherhood”
9.The Democratic Union of Felucian Planetary RepublicCivil Rights Lovefest“Da pacem Domine sperantibus.”
10.The Neo-Dominion of SterkistanInoffensive Centrist Democracy“The endless waltz of war, peace and revolution”
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The Orson Empire wrote:(OOC: Inspired by Novo's. The argument that Orsonians follow a sort of 'civil religion' is quite fascinating, and one that I agree with. It perfectly describes Orsonian society in a way I hadn't thought of before. I did however want to further clarify my nation's history regarding religion.)

Religion in Orson:

The status and acceptance of religious beliefs remains a contentious issue in the Empire, as a result of centuries of dominance by the freethinkers.

Orsonian Freethought emerged in the midst of intense social strife, warfare, and the breakdown of power throughout Australia. In the period before this chaos, the Kingdom of Auruk was the dominant power on the continent, controlling 1/3 of the land directly and serving as the suzerain of numerous other independent nations; collectively, Auruk held influence over 80% of all land in Australia. The dominant religion (and one which Auruk actively promoted) revolved around land worship. Those that followed the religion believed that the land contained a "life force" that grants life to all fauna and flora. If the life force was not properly venerated, it would punish the Orsonians through droughts, famines, political chaos, and other calamities. The religion originated as a result of dedication towards terraforming the land of Australia from the barren desert it was thousands of years ago into habitable lands, and the strong fear that the desert would one day return (echoes of these beliefs still survive to the present, as Orsonians are some of the most ardent environmentalists in the world). As a result of these beliefs, while the nobility in Auruk theoretically held the majority of power, in practice it was the clergy. The priesthood was unified, largely adhering to the same practices no matter where they were on the continent, and were filthy rich; they had the sole right to collect taxes, and after giving a portion of the revenue to the nobles and the state, they could keep the rest. As political authority was tied to land, the priesthood could act as an effective check on the power of the nobles. The clergy had the final say on all inheritances and wills, and could judge if a specific heir was fit to rule or not; additionally, if a noble ruled in a tyrannical or corrupt manner, the clergy could have them removed from power and judged under religious law and their land could be seized, as it was believed that allowing such corruption to dominate the land would upset the life force; as one would expect, this was mostly used to remove rulers or even kings perceived as rivals by the clergy. Of course, the priesthood themselves were absolutely corrupt, ruthless, and self-interested. People had long caught on to this, but were often unable or unwilling to speak out in fear of being accused of heresy. However, by the late 7th century, Auruk was in decline. The king was so powerless that they were nothing more than a figurehead, and the noble houses largely became free to do as they wished. For the first time, they could focus on growing their own power without fear of retribution, and they immediately began looking to dismantle the priesthood. However, moving against the priesthood could upset the commoners, and the nobles faced the dilemma of needing a justifiable reason, a spark to set the whole thing off.

By 720 AD, that reason had arrived. A philosopher and priest known as Daro the Wise introduced the doctrine of freethought, the belief that while gods, spirits, and other beings may exist (if they even do exist), they should never be worshiped. Daro and his followers claimed that the nature of the life force was arbitrary and evil, and that true power over the land, peace, and prosperity rested with the people. Daro further claimed that all the rituals performed by the priesthood were nothing but "smoke and mirrors", mere excuses for them to indulge in their power plays and wicked fantasies. Auruk had already collapsed in 690 AD, so Daro's arguments may have been influenced by witnessing the death and destruction all around him, while the priesthood continued to conduct rituals that had no effect. His sharp criticism of the priesthood was not taken lightly, and they attempted to root out his heresy as a major schism began to emerge. The nobility, now fully independent, mostly adopted the doctrine and used it as an excuse to seize the lands and the wealth of the priesthood. The doctrine spread much slower among the commoners, but as noble houses began mandating the acceptance of the doctrine and putting land worshipers to death, they eventually came around. The priesthood dwindled to such an extent that it was effectively extinct by the 10th century AD. After the establishment of the Orson Empire, the priesthood was formally abolished by Emperor Duros (mostly as a symbolic move) and adherence to any religion was deemed illegal, making Orson the first in history to mandate state atheism.

While a few subsequent Emperors would attempt to revive land worship (all ending in failure), most would maintain strict adherence to the doctrine and were staunchly anti-clerical. As Orsonians began expanding into southeast Asia and India, Freethought was aggressively promoted and native religions suppressed and stamped out. Orsonians frequently used this as an excuse to seize land for themselves in these colonies, often forcing the native humans into slavery or indentured servitude in the process. Hinduism, Islam, and Buddhism major religions encountered in these regions, significantly declined in prominence as a result. Those who refused to give up their beliefs were put to the sword, statues and idols were torn down, holy texts were burned, and mosques and temples were demolished (the suppression of Islam contributed to the rivalry between Orson and Marmara). These practices continued until they were made illegal in 1806, when the constitutional monarchy was established; the new constitution banned slavery, guaranteed freedom of religion, and established equal rights for humans and Orsonians. While technically illegal, discrimination against theists remains a serious problem in Orson, and theists may find it difficult to advance in society. Furthermore, the establishment of Turner's dictatorship intensifies this issue, as religious organizations can be viewed as rivals to the power of the government.

As of 2020, 88% of the population are freethinkers; this figure includes all humans and of the Orsonian species. Nevertheless, it is believed that large portions of the population hold religious beliefs in secret. As the Third World War rages on, the Inquisition and Imperial Military are deliberately targeting mosques, churches, and other centers of worship in areas under Imperial occupation, evidence that the anti-clerical nature of Freethought is far from extinct.

Fascinating! Well done Orson. It’s quite interesting to see an atheist state oppressing the religious. Mercerism is almost certainly non-existent in Orson, I would imagine.

Recurrence:
Mercerists believe that especially loyal servants of the Emperor are rewarded after death with the chance to be reborn and serve the Emperor again. This is known as a Recurrence; the individual Blacklight strain and personality of the individual recurring in a new body. A Partial Recurrence, wherein the Blacklight strain of an individual is perfectly duplicated but the personality is not, is more common than a True Recurrence, wherein both are perfectly recreated, and the mind seemingly has access to all the memories, secrets, and personal knowledge or quirks of the past individual.
The Imperial government keeps track of both types of Recurrence. It is not unknown for individuals to leave part of their estate to a future Recurrence; one eccentric noble left everything he owned, along with his vast fortune, to his eventual Recurrence, and gave nothing to his family members. In some instances prior to The Rebelllion, Alexander hated certain heretical or politically frustrating nobles so much that after executing them, he ordered that any future Recurrences of said individuals be executed as well. This policy is no longer carried out of course, though some have noted that there have been no Recurrences of Yvonne Hartman (some might say that Alexander is preventing it, but some have said that they are being killed by Torchwood).
Certain magical rituals can be performed to try to cause a Recurrence artificially, but these involve human sacrifice, and are thus illegal and carry the death penalty if a practitioner were discovered. They are also risky, running the risk of killing the practitioner or them being possessed rather than causing a Recurrence.

Thoughts?

Novo Wagondia wrote:Lately I've been doing some research into personality science, and came across an index originally published in a book called 'Character Strengths and Virtues'. The authors of the book organized human behavior into 24 measurable traits, understood across every known culture and all considered desirable to some degree. It is well known that different civilizations place a premium on different traits (for example, East Asian societies tend to instill the virtues of community, while European ones prioritize individualism). With that in mind, I thought I would profile the 'cardinal virtues' of each major EOA civilization, using the CSV index as a guide.

I've chosen five personality traits which I feel best define each 'national character'. This is not to suggest other traits are absent; only that certain virtues are prized above others, and accordingly reflected in the conduct of the citizenry. Feel free to comment and draw your own traits; I would love the feedback!

Note: I felt I wasn't fully qualified to speak intelligently on Felucia, Sterk, or Cor, but would nonetheless love to become more familiar with your canon. I strongly encourage you all to choose your own characteristics and share it with the rest of the region, as I'm sure we'd all enjoy hearing what you have to say.

To be honest, I am unsure what characteristics/traits would best fit the Formosan Republic since I tend to focus more on the history of my nation (talking about various events that have occurred over time) rather than on the people themselves...Though if I had to pick, I'd probably say - Creativity, Vitality, Kindness, Citizenship (though I suppose Fairness could also work) and Hope (though I suppose Appreciation of Beauty could also work as well).

Anyway, if there's anything you guys would like for me to expand upon, I'm up for suggestions...though it might take a couple of days for me to actually start working on anything. My house's internet apparently stopped working at some point while me and my family were on vacation and we won't be able to have anyone come over to fix it until Saturday. My phone's data is terrible (it's a miracle I managed to get it to work enough for my laptop to connect to it for now), so I won't be able to do much until the internet is fixed.

The common debate of the Post-Alexandrian Corsahn era was one that constantly brought up that democracy may lead to the nation's ruin. After Andreas gave up his role as leader to further research in the Hope Cluster's immediate Intergalactic Medium and instituted a hastily established democratic regime, many of Corsahnim's populace were distraught and rightfully so - the new democratic regime supported very corrupt individuals at first, up to and including President Derelis Sild, who had majorly lost popular support due to his declaration of war against Cybus1 in 2300.

Unknown to the populace, however, Andreas had plans to clone Johnathan, who was officially labeled as "imprisoned" (a front orchestrated by Library assets). It was in both national and Library interests that Johnathan take back his birthright, and so a strand of his strain of blacklight, combined with his contained biomass (from when Andreas effectively "killed" him) and he was resurrected; though it used an extensive cloning process that effectively made him lose all the effects of Mesmerization, which made him forget his first reign as Emperor of Corsahnim, along with an additional 40 years of his life before his "death."

The official story was that Johnathan was cured of his Mesmer in a psychiatric ward in an undisclosed location and was allowed back in the local population. When news hit of this major development in 2310. The people were pleased greatly, and they decided to give him another chance, understanding that Johnathan was a victim of extreme Mercerism. This was out of extreme loyalty to Johnathan; even Andreas approved of this, despite him leading the Second Rebellion. Johnathan, however, didn't lead the nation until 2345, being on a long vacation as he "wasn't ready just yet to lead a nation that grew without [him] to the size it currently was." In the meantime, Johnathan handpicked a leader to rule and micromanage things in his absence, who happened to be a purebred human named Thrad Nevar.

Corsahnim wrote:The common debate of the Post-Alexandrian Corsahn era was one that constantly brought up that democracy may lead to the nation's ruin. After Andreas gave up his role as leader to further research in the Hope Cluster's immediate Intergalactic Medium and instituted a hastily established democratic regime, many of Corsahnim's populace were distraught and rightfully so - the new democratic regime supported very corrupt individuals at first, up to and including President Derelis Sild, who had majorly lost popular support due to his declaration of war against Cybus1 in 2300.

Unknown to the populace, however, Andreas had plans to clone Johnathan, who was officially labeled as "imprisoned" (a front orchestrated by Library assets). It was in both national and Library interests that Johnathan take back his birthright, and so a strand of his strain of blacklight, combined with his contained biomass (from when Andreas effectively "killed" him) and he was resurrected; though it used an extensive cloning process that effectively made him lose all the effects of Mesmerization, which made him forget his first reign as Emperor of Corsahnim, along with an additional 40 years of his life before his "death."

The official story was that Johnathan was cured of his Mesmer in a psychiatric ward in an undisclosed location and was allowed back in the local population. When news hit of this major development in 2310. The people were pleased greatly, and they decided to give him another chance, understanding that Johnathan was a victim of extreme Mercerism. This was out of extreme loyalty to Johnathan; even Andreas approved of this, despite him leading the Second Rebellion. Johnathan, however, didn't lead the nation until 2345, being on a long vacation as he "wasn't ready just yet to lead a nation that grew without [him] to the size it currently was." In the meantime, Johnathan handpicked a leader to rule and micromanage things in his absence, who happened to be a purebred human named Thrad Nevar.

Fascinating. It kind of reminds me of the general issues Orsonians seem to have with democratic regimes.
They could also claim he died but was reborn via a Partial Recurrence.

Cybus1 wrote:Fascinating. It kind of reminds me of the general issues Orsonians seem to have with democratic regimes.
They could also claim he died but was reborn via a Partial Recurrence.

They could have, but Andreas and the Library Overseers thought it best if they said they "sent him away." Aside from the Library, it is actually quite common that multiple forms of amnestics are used in Corsahn psychiatric wards, especially in cases of severe mental trauma and emotional trauma.

Corsahnim wrote:They could have, but Andreas and the Library Overseers thought it best if they said they "sent him away." Aside from the Library, it is actually quite common that multiple forms of amnestics are used in Corsahn psychiatric wards, especially in cases of severe mental trauma and emotional trauma.

Hmm. Interesting! I thought amnesties would be a Library secret. Torchwood uses them, sometimes on civilians after incursions by Nyarlathotep or his servants, Johannes Vanderberg, other madness causing entities, and sometimes with Redlight or particularly disturbing Drakul infestations.

Cybus1 wrote:Hmm. Interesting! I thought amnesties would be a Library secret. Torchwood uses them, sometimes on civilians after incursions by Nyarlathotep or his servants, Johannes Vanderberg, other madness causing entities, and sometimes with Redlight or particularly disturbing Drakul infestations.

Corsahn amnestics were actually created by the Medical Division somewhere in 2043, when Corsahnim was still Earthbound. The push for it was actually funded by Father Jackson Corsahnim himself, who knew plenty of people who had the mental scars left by the Orsonian's Siege of Cape Town. When the program was completed, he offered psychiatric programs in Corsahnim (what was called "Netland" at the time) that utilized these newfound drugs and techniques for free for the next 5 years, available to any and all people who wished to receive these treatments. The program, however, was not widely used, as the Netlandic people wished to retain their memories and personality, which they feared they would lose with the amnestics.

Regardless of this oversight by Father Jackson, he thought it best that the drugs and techniques remain in current medical standards, as he understood better than anyone the need to forget traumatic events in dire circumstances.

Corsahnim wrote:Corsahn amnestics were actually created by the Medical Division somewhere in 2043, when Corsahnim was still Earthbound. The push for it was actually funded by Father Jackson Corsahnim himself, who knew plenty of people who had the mental scars left by the Orsonian's Siege of Cape Town. When the program was completed, he offered psychiatric programs in Corsahnim (what was called "Netland" at the time) that utilized these newfound drugs and techniques for free for the next 5 years, available to any and all people who wished to receive these treatments. The program, however, was not widely used, as the Netlandic people wished to retain their memories and personality, which they feared they would lose with the amnestics.

Regardless of this oversight by Father Jackson, he thought it best that the drugs and techniques remain in current medical standards, as he understood better than anyone the need to forget traumatic events in dire circumstances.

Hmm. Fascinating. So Father Jackson was a former Orsonian?

Cybus1 wrote:Hmm. Fascinating. So Father Jackson was a former Orsonian?

Yes sir. And he had the misfortune of being born in South Africa as a human, which led him to be in a labor camp for most of his youth. He turned to Christianity to cope with the loss of his family and events afterwards.

Ironic that John wasn't actually all that religious himself, despite being raised by his father alone since John's mother died in childbirth.

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