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.
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.
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.
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.
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.