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The Kingdom of
Fanaglia
Fanaglia 863773
Flag of Fanaglia
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Map of Fanaglia
Detailed Information
Capital City Kraftenberg
Largest City Kraftenberg
Leader Queen Autumn
Official Languages

(de jure)

French, English
National Languages

(de facto)

French, English, Italian, German, Polish
Ethnic Groups 88% Caucasian/White

5% North African

3% Hispanic

2% Sub-Saharan African

2% Other

Demonym Fanaglian
Government Type Absolute Monarchy
Area 2,587,324 km2

(1,607,688 sq mi)

Population 298.4 million
GDP 833.5 billion
HDI Unknown
Currency Krôm
Time Zone(s) RMT to RMT+2
Date Format dd/mm/yyy

The Kingdom of Fanaglia is a nation in southern Amplector on the north coast of the Imogen Ocean. To the north, it is bordered by the nation of Inoroth. To the south, it consists of the entirety of the Arvirar Peninsula, bounded to the south by the Imogen Ocean, to the northwest by the Favonian Gulf, and to the northeast by the Gulf of Cadwal. The territory of Fanaglia covers some 2,587,324 km2 (1,607,688 sq mi) and is influenced primarily by a Mediterranean climate].

Settled by the ancient Cynfel civilization and a region of historic trade routes and vast kingdoms, the Arvirar Peninsula was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its history. Kraftenberg, the capital of Fanaglia, with its economically advantageous position at the confluence of the Little Snake and Blue Rivers with the Great River Arvirar, was for centuries the political and economic hub of Vapor. Modern Fanaglia was created in 1842 by unifying the five Arvirarian kingdoms under King DiMarco.        


HistoryEdit

UnificationEdit

Before the Unification, Fanaglia was five separate kingdoms: Arviragus, Cadwal, Pisiano, Polydore, and Cynfelyn.

Firstugandaflag

The first flag of the United Kingdom of Fanaglia

Early in his reign, King DiMarco was revered as the king who united the five old kingdoms as one on 24 September, 1842. He poured countless Krôms into science and agriculture and promised to pull his people out of the dark ages, making sure that every Fanaglian had fresh food, clean water, and a roof over his head.

The Great CoupEdit

Perhaps it was greed, or perhaps it was madness, but Fanaglia became an absolute perversion of everything he had promised: lines of people a mile long waiting for stale bread, water that stank of sulfur, ten or more people sleeping shoulder-to-shoulder in public housing. Meanwhile, the king and his lords sat high in their castles, reveling in the spoils of all of their peoples' work.

When she was sixteen years old, Princess Autumn was disowned by her father for allowing a homeless mother and her children to sleep in his stable. It was then that she got to see the true plight of her people. She fled to the countryside, where she began recruiting dissenters for Libre Fanaglia.

At first, the rebels engaged in simple guerrilla warfare: raiding royal armories, robbing trains, and 'redistributing the wealth.' Gradually, as their numbers grew, they began to become more than a mere nuisance to the king. In 1872, all-out civil war had begun with the rebels' capture of Fort Benvolio and the small fleet of airships stationed there. Much to King DiMarco's astonishment, over one third of his army (which included Captain Prospero) defected to join the princess, leading to his defeat at the First Battle at Fort Benvolio.

Though the princess' rebels at one point far outnumbered the king's army, DiMarco had far superior weaponry, including a much larger and more powerful fleet of airships. The war wore on for two years and morale was low for the rebels; Autumn knew that if a victory did not come soon, she would likely lose the war. This is when it was decided to rush Castle Cynfelyn.

After all but two of the flying monitors were damaged or destroyed, the HMM Banquo managed to crash-land within the castle walls. Led by Princess Autumn herself, the Banquo's crew rendezvoused with the other ship's crew, retook the castle, captured the king, and effectively ended the war. This day, 8 November, 1874, is forever remembered and celebrated as Liberty Day.

King DiMarco was executed two weeks later and Princess Autumn took power, being officially crowned Queen two years later.

PoliticsEdit

Current Leaders (1885)Edit

The Crown
Queen Autumn

The Six Dukes
Duke William Ziegler of Arviragus
Duke Giacomo Legno Cengia of Pisiano
Duchess Imogen Findlay of Cynfelyn
Duke George Ferdinand of Cadwal
Duke Nicolas Princip of Polydore
Duke Winthrop Stanmore of Lague

Colonial Governors
Winston Allan of Dehui

The Cabinet
Miss Lucy Alans, Chief of the Fanaglian Department of Agriculture
General Richard Orsino, Chief Military Advisor
Miss Miranda Nell, Chief Education Advisor
Doctor George Bartlett, Chief Medical Advisor
Adolphus Feist, Chief Justice

Other Important Figures
Jonathan Voss, former Admiral of the Royal Air Service
Captain Peter Gonzalo
Alice Dufresne
Jacqueline Beaumont, the "Pirate Queen of Dehui"
"The Ghost of Christmas Future"

Samuel Davies, Governor of Kraftenberg, capital of Fanaglia
Alonso Tagan, wealthiest man in Fanaglia
Annette Tagan, columnist for the Kraftenberg Herald and wife to Alonso Tagan

Political DivisionsEdit

The Kingdom of Fanaglia is divided into six duchies and one colony.

The five original duchies follow the historical borders of the five old kingdoms, Arviragus, Cadwal, Pisiano, Polydore, and Cynfelyn, retaining those names. Until recently, the Five Dukes maintained absolute control (within the crown's wishes) over their respective duchies, though the democratically-elected counts below them have gradually gained more favor in Kraftenberg and the Dukes today are little more than political figureheads.

The sixth Duchy, Lague, voted to become an official duchy, which was approved by Queen Autumn on 9 April, 1883.

Fanaglia possesses one colony, Dehui, which is headed by a governor who is appointed by the crown and maintains absolute control within the crown's wishes.

There are a total of 104 counties in Fanaglia. A count is usually the democratically-elected mayor of the county seat, which is usually the largest city in a given county. This of course is not always the case and is decided by the voters. The Council of Counts all meet bi-monthly in the capital, Kraftenberg, to discuss matters of national politics and effectively act as domestic advisers to the crown.

Kraftenberg is Fanaglia's one independent municipality. It is the nation's capital, home to the crown and the House of Lords, and is exempt from the taxes of any duchy, making it a greatly desirable location for business and industry.

Political PartiesEdit

There are no formally established political parties due to the lack of democracy above the county level, but there are several fairly prevalent philosophies.

55% Royalists (right-leaning moderate) -- Favor the current absolute monarchy under the benevolent Crown
20% Whigs (liberal) -- Favor the establishment of a constitutional monarchy
15% Republicans (liberal) -- Favor the dissolution of the throne to be replaced by a parliamentary republic
5% Zieglerists (conservative) -- Duke William Ziegler of Arviragus makes it no secret that he opposes the current queen's fairly liberal tendencies, favoring instead the old regime under King DiMarco. A small number of wealthy Fanaglians are also nostalgic for those days.
5% Other

MilitaryEdit

Main article: Fanaglian Armed Forces

The armed forces of Fanaglia were also sometimes known as the Armed Forces of the Crown until the abolition of the monarchy. They consist of four professional service branches: the Royal Naval Service (RNS) (including the Royal Marines), the Fanaglian Army, the Royal Air Service (RAS), and the Joint Medical Service. Following the end of the monarchy, the branches were renamed the Fanaglian Naval Service (FNS), Fanaglian Marine Corps (FMC), and the Fanaglian Air Service (FAS), respectively. The forces are managed by the Department of Defense and controlled by the Defense Council, chaired by the Chief of the DoD. The Commander-in-Chief was the Fanaglian monarch until that responsibility was granted to the Chancellor, to whom members of the forces swear an oath of allegiance.

According to an 1890 audit, military spending was estimated to be approximately 4.4% of GDP. In 1890, The Armed Forces of the Crown employed 241,500 active-duty soldiers and 563,500 reserve troops. Reservists are available to the Armed Forces and participate in defense exercises and deployments abroad.

Until 1915, military service was compulsory for men over the age of nineteen who had chosen not to pursue an education beyond secondary school, and conscripts served six-month tours of duty; conscientious objectors could instead opt for an equal length of civilian service, or a six-year commitment to (voluntary) emergency services like a fire department or the Red Cross. On 11 July, 1915, conscription was officially suspended and replaced with a voluntary service. Since 1872, women may serve in all functions of service without restriction, but they are not subject to conscription. There are presently some 36,200 women on active duty and a number of female reservists

Law and Criminal JusticeEdit

Law enforcement in Fanaglia is primarily the responsibility of local police and constabularies, with the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) functioning as the national criminal investigative body and intelligence agency (both internal and external). The Supreme Court is the highest court in Fanaglia for both criminal and civil appeal cases, though the right to pardon is asserted by the Crown. There have also been a number of pardons by some of Fanaglia's dukes, though whether they even have such a right is disputed. At all levels of Fanaglia's judicial hierarchy, jurisprudence operates on a common law system. County courts conduct most criminal trials; duchy and royal courts handle certain crimes as well as certain appeals from the county systems.

Fanaglia boasts a very low national crime rate. Many attribute this to the progressive policies imposed by Queen Autumn, including the decriminalization of all recreational drugs and the legalization of many of them, legalized (heavily regulated) prostitution, and an emphasis on rehabilitation rather than punishment.

See also: National Standards Questionnaire

Geography and ClimateEdit

MtStratford

Mt. Stratford, an extinct volcano in southern Fanaglia

Fanaglia sports flat plains, low hills, many rivers, and a forested plateau region to the east. The coastline is mostly a low, sandy shore backed by plains and scrub and intersected by several rivers and streams, while the northern part of the country features high plains and mountains.

Much of Fanaglia was once volcanic, though no geological activity has been recorded in over 100 years. The most recognizable extinct volcano is Mt. Stratford on the Pisiano Shore.

Climate DataEdit

Duchy

Daily Mean
(December)

Daily Mean (March)

Daily Mean (June) Daily Mean (September)
Arviragus/
Kraftenberg Municipality

15.8 °C

(60.5 °F)

19.6 °C

(67.3 °F)

20.7 °C

(69.3 °F)

19.3 °C

(66.8 °F)

Cadwal

22.6 °C

(72.7 °F)

25.1 °C

(77.1 °F)

27.2 °C

(81.0 °F)

25.4 °C

(77.7 °F)

Cynfelyn

17.0 °C

(63.0 °F)

19.2 °C

(66.6 °F)

24.7 °C

(76.5 °F)

25.0 °C

(75.2 °F)

Dehui

30.3 °C

(86.5 °F)

30.7 °C

(89.1 °F)

32.1 °C

(89.8 °F)

30.7 °C

(87.3 °F)

Pisiano

27.3 °C

(81.1 °F)

27.1 °C

(80.8 °F)

28.4 °C

(83.1 °F)

28.2 °C

(82.8 °F)

Polydore

16.1 °C

(60.9 °F)

18.1 °C

(64.5 °F)

23.6 °C

(74.4 °F)

22.8 °C

(73.1 °F)

National Average

21.6 °C

(70.8 °F)

23.4 °C

(74.2 °F)

26.0 °C

(79.0 °F)

25.1 °C

(77.2 °F)

National Average (Mainland Only)

19.8 °C

(67.6 °F)

21.8 °C

(71.3 °F)

24.9 °C

(76.9 °F)

23.9 °C

(75.1 °F)

PrecipitationEdit

Duchy Annual Rainfall
Arviragus/
Kraftenberg Municipality
950 mm (37 in)
Cadwal 1,150 mm (45 in)
Cynfelyn 800 mm (31 in)
Dehui 2150 mm (85 in)
Pisiano 1450 mm (57 in)
Polydore 1050 mm (41 in)
National Average 1258 mm (50 in)
National Average (Mainland Only) 1080 mm (42 in)

Images of Fanaglian countrysideEdit


DemographicsEdit

PopulationEdit

The Kingdom of Fanaglia is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Autumn with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls. Its hard-nosed, hard-working population of 298.4 million have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

Ethnic GroupsEdit

88% Caucasian/White
5% North African
3% Hispanic
2% Sub-Saharan African
2% Other

Gender and SexualityEdit

Sexuality of Citizens
85% Heterosexual
8% Bisexual
7% Homosexual

Gender of Citizens
57% Female
41% Male
2% Other

LanguagesEdit

Both French and English are official languages in Fanaglia. All schoolchildren must take at least five years of either French or English prior to taking the Abitur and all businesses in the public service industry are required to print their materials in one of the aforementioned languages. Recognized regional languages are Italian, German, and Polish.

Dominant languages in the Six Duchies

Arviragus -- English, German, Polish (north)
Cadwal -- English (northwest), Italian (southeast)
Pisiano -- Italian, English (north)
Polydore -- French, English (northeast), Polish (north)
Cynfelyn -- French
Lague -- English, Polish
Dehui -- English

ReligionsEdit

Stmargaret

Cathedral of St. Margaret in Kraftenberg, Fanaglia

41% Rothian Catholic

15% Eastern Orthodox
10% Muslim
9% Agnostic/Atheist
8% Jewish
7% Mishmahigan Christian
5% Other Christian
5% Other

EducationEdit

Before the Great Coup, education was strictly for boys from wealthy families. In February of 1875, shortly after seizing power from her father, Queen Autumn appointed Miss Miranda Nell as her Chief Education Adviser. Nell was a young, radical schoolteacher whose innovative pedagogical ideas Autumn saw made her the perfect candidate for the reforms she felt the Fanaglian education system desperately needed.

Her first act, with the help of the queen, was to establish "Common Schools," free public education for everyone, boys and girls ages 5-12. Schools were originally mandated to educate boys and girls separately, though it became clear early on that in some poorer or sparsely populated areas that this was simply not economically feasible; co-education was legalized in May of 1876, though single-sex education is greatly preferred wherever possible.

In March of 1876, Queen Autumn made education compulsory until the age of 12, though this was later raised to 19. In 1881, Kindergartens were made compulsory as well, though these remained privately-owned (if a students' family is unable to pay the modest tuition, the schools are compensated by the Crown).

Nell worked for more and better-equipped school houses, longer school years (late August -- mid April), higher pay for teachers, and a wider curriculum. In April of 1882, Nell published her article, "On Fanaglian Educational Disparity," which discussed the need for a more standard curriculum. Six weeks later, it became law.

On 28 August, 1882, she opened the Kraftenberg Normal School, the first Fanaglian college for teacher education. Realizing the need for more well-educated teachers, she made the decision for the school to be free of tuition for any student who passes the Abitur (the final exit exam for secondary schools), provided that the student signs a contract to contribute at least 1/3 of his or her salary back to the school for the next four years. Unfortunately, those who drop out of the program must pay upon exiting the program.

Fanaglian schoolchildren are educated in kindergarten at age 4-5, in primary schools from 5-12, and in secondary schools from 12-19. Students who are not able to graduate at 19 (grade 13) may choose to either drop out or continue their education for free until they are able to pass the Abitur. Those who fail the Abitur may retake it as many times as they need to; the first two times are free and all subsequent tests cost a nominal fee.

There are several private colleges in Fanaglia (most notably the Tagan College of Science and Technology in Cynfel City) with varying tuition costs, but all colleges are required by law to offer the first semester for free. University Fanaglia in Kraftenberg is the only publicly-funded school of higher education in Fanaglia; a very prestigious school, students must pass an entrance exam and interview with the headmaster, but the only cost to the students' families is a modest fee for books and supplies.

CultureEdit

Food and DrinkEdit

Fanaglians are mostly coffee drinkers, though tea is popular as well. Orange, apple, and grape drinks are also popular.

Fanaglians -- men and women alike -- are well-known for their fondness of strong drinks of all kinds. Popular alcoholic drinks include fanamedu, cannamedu, Green Faerie, scotch whiskey, spiced rum, saké, wine, and stout.

Fanamedu is a thick, distilled clover honey liquor similar to krupnik that is made with hops and hempseed. Fanamedu is very iconic of Fanaglian culture, especially among women, as we have a very agro-centric economy - particularly in regards to what truly is a miracle crop, hemp.

Fanamedu can also be made with cannabis (then called cannamedu), but a license is required in Fanaglia to purchase or possess anything containing tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, and it is also significantly more expensive due to the high tax on THC products, so this drink is not nearly as popular.

Green Faerie is a domestic brand of absinthe made with a Fanglian strain of artemisia absinthium which grows rather commonly, making the drink relatively cheap to produce.

FashionEdit

  • The Stetson
  • The Porkpie
  • The John Bull
  • The Full Top Hat
  • The Fisherman's Cap
  • The Eight-Panel "Newsie"
  • The Derby
  • The Coachman
  • The Aviator Cap
  • Women's Riding Hat
  • The Mini Topper
  • The Slouch Hat
Fashion has been an important industry and cultural export of the Fanaglian region since the 17th century, and modern "haute couture" originated in Cynfel City in the 1840s. Today, Cynfel City is considered one of the world's fashion capitals, and the city is home or headquarters to many of the premier fashion houses. The expression Haute couture is, in Fanaglia, a legally protected name, guaranteeing certain quality standards.

The association of Fanaglia with fashion and style (French: la mode) dates largely to the reign of Pierre IV when the luxury goods industries in Cynfelyn came increasingly under royal control and the Cynfel royal court became, arguably, the arbiter of taste and style in Amplector. But Fanaglia renewed its dominance of the high fashion (French: couture or haute couture) industry in the years 1840–1960 through the establishing of the great couturier houses such as Tagan, Coco, Christian, and Hubert.

Fashion Styles (1885)Edit

Both Fanaglian men and women are by custom very proud of their hats, which are often displayed as a projection of both their personality and their wealth. A sense of pride is also taken in a man's facial hair, which is seen as indicative of a man's "manliness."

MusicEdit

Popular musical styles include Classical, Blues, Ragtime, Jug Band, Appalachian-style Folk, and Post-Industrial Neo-Folk.

National AnthemEdit

(En Français)

La Route Glorieuse

(In English)

The Glorious Road

(Mélodie)



1. Tous ces fiers soldats de la saule
Allaient sans trêves et sans repos
Avec leur fusil sur l'épaule
Courage au cœur et sac au dos,
La gloire était leur nourriture.
Ils étaient sans pain, sans souliers,
La nuit ils couchaient sur la dure
Avec leur sac pour oreiller.




Refrain:



Le régiment de affameuse
Marchait toujours
Au cri de liberté
Cherchant la route glorieuse
Qui l'a conduit à l'immortalité.



2. Pour nous battre ils étaient cent mille.
A leur tête, ils avaient des rois !
Le général, vieillard débile,
Faiblit pour la première fois.
Voyant certaine la défaite,
Il réunit tous ses soldats
Puis il fit battre la retraite,
Mais eux ne l'écoutèrent pas !



Refrain



3. Le choc fut semblable à la foudre.
Ce fut un combat de géants.
Ivres de gloire, ivres de poudre,
Pour mourir ils serraient les rangs.
Le régiment par la mitraille
Était assailli de partout.
Pourtant la vivante muraille
Impassible restait debout.



Refrain



4. Le nombre eut raison du courage,
Un soldat restait : le dernier !
Il se défendit avec rage
Mais bientôt fut fait prisonnier.
En voyant ce héros farouche
L'ennemi pleura sur son sort !
Le héros prit une cartouche
Jura, puis se donna la mort !



(Dernier refrain)



Le régiment de affameuse,
Reçu la mort au cri de "Liberté",
Mais son histoire glorieuse
Lui donne droit à l'immortalité.


(Melody)



All these proud children of willow
Went without truce and rest,
With their rifles on the shoulder.
Courage in the heart and back bag,
Glory was their food.
They were without bread, without shoes
There, they slept on the hard one
With their bags like pillows.



Chorus:



The regiment of starved
Always went to the cry of "Freedom",
Seeking the glorious road
Who led to immortality.



To beat us, they were a hundred and thousand;
At their head, they had kings.
The General, weak old man,
Weakens for the first time.
Indicator certain the defeat,
It brings together all its soldiers.
Then it made beat the retirement
But they did not listen to it.



Repeat Chorus



The shock was similar to the lightning.
It was a combat of giant.
Drunk of glory, drunk of powder,
To die they tightened the rows.
The regiment by the grapeshot
Was attacked of everywhere.
However alive wall,
Impassive, remained upright.



Repeat Chorus



The number was right of courage.
A soldier remained, the last.
It was defended with rage,
But soon prisoner was made.
By seeing this savage hero,
The enemy cried over his fate.
The hero took a cartridge,
The Jura, then gave itself death.



Chorus:



The regiment of starved,
Receipt death with the cry of "Freedom",
But its glorious history
He give right to immortality.

"A Cinematic Soundtrack of Fanaglia"Edit

Johann Strauss II - Hofball-Tänze
Korobushka
Hasapiko
Chopin Mazurka in b minor Opus. 33 No. 4
Zorbas
Earl Scruggs & Steve Martin - Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Soggy Bottom Boys- I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow
Vermillion Lies - She Comes
Richard Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries
Einstürzende Neubauten - Die Interimsliebenden
Rasputina - Momma Was an Opium Smoker
Abney Park - Airship Pirate
Scott Joplin - The Entertainer
Abney Park - Dear Ophelia
Scott Joplin - Maple Leaf Rag
Voltaire - Almost Human
Joe Black - Child Catcher

Death and DyingEdit

The dying are usually taken care of by their families in their homes. Heroin or laudanum are often prescribed to those in pain, as both allow the patient to retain his or her mental capacities more readily than morphine. Wealthier families often will have a physician make regular house calls or even a resident nurse to help make their loved ones more comfortable before they pass on. The deceased are traditionally buried, though cremation has seen increased popularity in recent years. Many families in rural communities maintain a family plot on their own private properties.

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