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Kingdom of Egelion

Reino de Egelion (Egelian)

Flag Coat of Arms
Flag Coat of Arms
Location of Egelion
Location of Egelion

Motto
Por la palabra o la espada (Egelian)
("By word or by sword")

Anthem "Unidos"
Capital Demar Solad
Largest city Demar Solad
Language Egelian
Religion
  main
 
84% Hosian
    •83% Aurorian
    •1% Bishopal
  others
12% Irreligious
4% Other religion
Ethnic Groups
  main
 
78% Egelian
  others 14% Caillean
5% Gadrash
3% Other
Demonym Egelian
Government Constitutional Federal Monarchy
  Legislature Cortes Generales of Egelion
King Jaime Luis Miguel Montalivet-Valverde y Nueva-Formoselle
Primer Ministro Juan Jose Carranza y Valverde
Area 1,527,000 km²
Population 100,890,141
(4743 estimate) 
GDP
  Total:
 
₤ 877,029,077,444 EGP (4774)
  per capita ₤ 8,798 EGP (4774)
Established 5012
Currency Egelian Pound (₤ or EGP)
Time Zone GMT +7
  summer GMT +8
Drives on the Right
Calling Code +34
Internet TLD .eg
Organizations World Congress

Egelion, officially the Kingdom of Egelion (Egelian: Reino de Egelion), is a sovereign state in western Keris. Along the western regions of the country, it borders New Endralon and is surrounded by the Anantonese and White Oceans to the north, south and east. Egelion is one of the region's most economically and militarily strong countries. It has a population of 99,678,588, and an area of 1,527,000 km², resulting in a population density of 65.30 people/km². The Egelian capital is Demar Solad (Amateria), which is one of the largest cities in Keris.

Etymology[]

The country's current name Egelion is thought to be a corruption of Egalion. According to mainstream academic opinion, the name comes from ancient Enetric and Proto-Selucian languages and is based on the word for "waves" as well as the word λέων or leon meaning lion. Historians have proposed that the name is thus derived from a phrase along the lines of a "brave nation battered by waves" due to the association of the lion with bravery. The name was first used by Selucian settlers, who brought their language to Keris. In 1711, use of Egelion was noted for the first time with the establishment of the Kingdom of Egelion.

History[]

Main article: History of Egelion

Ancient[]

The first human migrations to Keris happened around 50,000-48,000 BC. The first settlements in Egelion were found in the southern part around 45,000 BC and are believed to be from Northern Seleya and Eastern Dovani. In particular, close tied between the ancient egelonians (in Dul Kinea and Southern Amateria) have been found with inhabitants of ancient Lourenne and Kalistan. The first wave of humans were hunter gatherers and there is no record of permanent stabilization.

By 5000 BC Egelion was divided in numerous different cultures because of the many migrations from different areas. Migrations towards Egelion were facilitated by the fact that Egeliopn was on the coastal routes between Dovani, Seleya, and Artania. Four Major groups can be identified at this time. The Eastern Civilization, comprising modern day eatern Ghadrash and Eder Gira, was mainly a fishing society and is noted for its fierceness in battle and for the belligerants of the villages; they quickly developed excellent navigational techniques. The Mountain-Plain culture of Amateria, eastern Dul Kinea, and Western Ghadrash, a civilization of mostly nomadic hunter gatherers in a tribal system. The culture of the Kinea Bay, mainly centered on agriculture and with a heavily developed agriculture and animal husbandry. Finally, the nordic Caillean tribes were a hunter society adapted to colder temperature.

The beginning of Classical Egelion came with the colonization of Selucian traders. Despite never conducting a proper colonization or invasion, Selucians set upcities, ports and camps and slowly spread their language and culture. Numerically, Selucians started growing in numbers, together with a decrease in ethnic Egelonians due to a number of diseases, droughts in Amateria and a long lasting war between tribes ion northern Ghadrash. Dul Kinea, facing Seleya and a number of other colonies of Selucia, was the most heavily populated by colonists, that subsequently spreaded to Amateria and to Eder Gira to gain access to the sea. Ghadrash and Caille opposed a fierce resistance and in many instances attacked Selucian outposts, rending Selucian colonization impossible.

The Selucian-Cildanian Wars put an end to Selucian support for the colonization, and in the 2nd century BC a number of Gadrashi raids on the Selucian coastal outsposts forced them to enter the inland. From then on, Selucians mixed with the other tribes (except Ghadrashi and Cailleans), improving vulture and techniques. This period, denoted as Classical Egelion, saw the evolution of the Egelonian language and culture and the creation and birth of major cities. Selucians mixed uniformly, and the Egelonian culture, with its regional variants of Amaterian/Kinean/Edergira, was hence formed. Additional cultural exchanges with populations from all terra through trading routes continued since then, and this enriched the Egelonian culture. it also permitted the arrival of Selucian Hosianism around 200 CE.

Unification[]

Near the year 1000, Amateria underwent a process of unification, known as the Romance of the Five Kingdoms, which resulted in the creation of the Kingdom of Amateria. Amateria slowly conquered all other regions and in 1585 formed the Kingdom of Egalion, which was then renamed and became the modern Kingdom of Egelion in 1711.

Modern[]

Since 2180, the country has been governed by a succession of republican administrations of differing forms. In between these, there have been attempts to restore the monarchy too; the most recent and arguably most successful being in 3767 when the country became the Kingdom of Egelion.

After the establishment of twelve republics, Egelion would start establishing a Socialist Republic, after the majority of seats of a socialist coalition in the Parliament. The coming of new right-wing parties made a Civil War between communists and fascists, won by fascists. This let to the construction of a monarchy regime. Republicans took over the nation again and the Federal Republic of Egelion was formed. A conflict with Caille started when some people and parties started wanting the separation of Caille from Egelion; however, suppression from the central government's forces ultimately quelled this separatist movement.

Geography[]

Main article: Geography of Egelion

As the rest of the continent of Keris, Egelion is characterized by mountain ranges covered by lush forests and the presence of many rivers. there are two main mountain ranges, the taller Temarian mountains than run North-South in western Amateria and Dul Kinea, and the lower Gadaros chain that runs in eastern Egelion. the area in the middle constitute the fertile plains of Amateria.

Puerto Campanas is a lively tourist destination

Egelion is very fertile, especially around the three gulfs, the Gulf of Rozevia, that of Gira, and the Kinea Bay. The coastline between Dul Kinea and Amateria on the Gulf is protected by the mountains and mitigated by the Sea, hence the temperature is the highest in all Keris. There are also beaches and tropical lushful forests, making it an acclaimed tourist destination. another tropical destination is southern Edergira. The winters can get very harsh and long and snow fall heavily in many parts of the country, but they are warmer than in the rest of Keris. The coldest part of the country is the North of Caille, where glacial winds blow from the north.

Government and politics[]

Egelion is a constitutional federal monarchy where power is shared between the federal government, the provincial governments and the municipal councils.

Government[]

The head of State is the King of Egelion (Egelian: Rey de Egelion), who is a figurehead monarch with limited powers.

The head of government is the Prime Minister of Egelion (Egelian: Primer Ministro de Egelion), who heads the cabinet. He is elected, together with the cabinet, by the Cortes Generales.

Politics and elections[]

The legislative power relies on the Cortes Generales (Egelian: Cortes Generales de Egelion), the unicameral parliament of the nation. Elections are held every 4 years and there are 731 seats. The legislature is the only body which can vote and adopt new law and it has also the exclusive right to elect and appoint the Prime Minister, usually the leader of the majority, and to give the confidence to each new cabinet, which in turn is selected by the Prime Minister.

Foreign relations[]

Ratifier of several treaties, Egelion is currently in no alliance. Egelion is in good diplomatic standings with its neighbors in Keris.

Administrative divisions[]

Map of Egelion

There are five regions in Egelion:

Military[]

The Armed Forces of Egelion (Egelian: Fuerzas Armadas de Egelion) is a defensive professional army. Their base is located at the Area 15 and it consists of the Land Army, Navy and Airforce.

Law enforcement[]

There is a National Police department. The Military have no control over the police. The National Police has jurisdiction over the entire country, and then each Province and major cities have their own police force.

The Judicial system is lead by the Egelion Supreme Jury (Egelian: Tribunal Supremo) that has the last word in any judicial case. It is composed of 21 members chosen by an internal system.

Economy[]

Egelion is a country that has a liberal laissez-faire economy. The Egelionian economy is advanced and based on the service industry and high tech.

Demar Solad, the capital city

Agriculture is widespread in the Amateiran plains, the Edergiran coast and the Kinea Valley. A part from grains, Egelion is known for its tropical fruits that are exported throughout Keris and Terra. The mountain ranges are very apt for cattle, that provides the internal need of meat and dairy products.

Industry is mainly concentrated in the main cities, particularly in Demar Solad, Yádraz, Caille and Eder Gira.

Demar Solad is the center of all Egelian finance, trade and markets.

Infrastructure[]

The main infrastructure is The Web, whose main component are the Egelion National Railways. A system of highways connects the main cities. Demar Solad, conveniently located in the center of Egelion, serves as main transportation hub of the country.

Demar Solad, Cape Rozevia, Villa Kinea, Ostrella, and Norterra are the principal airports of Egelion.

Education[]

Primary education, known as Primaria, is compulsory and aimed at children between 6 and 11 years old.

Secundary education, known as Secundaria, is compulsory and aimed at children between 11 and 17 years old. The first three years are known as gimnasio, equivalent to middle school, while the last fours years are known as academia alta, equivalent to high school.

All primary and secondary schools in Caille are required to offer at least 25% and ta most 75% of the classes in Caillean, Most schools around the region offers about 66% in Caillean and 33% in Egelian, with additional foreign language classes.

All primary and secondary schools in Ghadrash are required to offer at least 10% and at most 75% of the classes in Caillean, Most schools around the region offers about 20% in Ghadrashi and the rest Egelian, with additional foreign language classes. This is quite uneven across the region, with the core Ghadrashi culture areas schools offering most classes in Ghadrashi. On the otehr hand, in the parts of the region where Ghadrashi culture and language are less present, only 10% of classes are in Ghadrashi, inlcuding the hours of Ghadrashi as foreign language. The law provides schools in areas considered to have little-to-none Ghadrashi cultural presence (these schools account for only 2% of schools in the region) the possibility to provide only 5% of classes in Ghadrashi (in effect, only providing Ghadrashi language class in Ghadrashi).

Higher Education

The Higher Education system in Egelion is three pronged, with two public education systems (one Federal and one Regional) and a number of private universities. There are 114 universities in Egelion (18 federal, 52 regional, 44 private).

Federal universities are fewer in number, but they tend to be large and situated in the major cities. The Federal system also includes all military institutes of higher learning. All Federal universities use Egelian as their primary language. Primarily due to this languge constraint, Caille only the fewest federal universities of any region, with just two.

The University of Demar Solad and the University of Ghadrash (both federal) are the two most prestigious institutions in the country.

The 18 Federal Universities of Egelion are:

  • University of Demar Solad
  • University of Ghadrash
  • University of Caille in Norterra
  • North Caille University
  • Carlos Salas University
  • Dul Kinea Oceanographic Institute
  • Ghadrash Military Academy
  • Royal Naval Academy of Egelion ( in Borianoburgo)
  • Royal Academy of Sciences (in Demar Solad)
  • Royal Art Institute (in Mediomonte)
  • Libertaria Technical Institute
  • Royal National University (in Demar Solad)
  • National Institute of the Sciences and Arts
  • University of Egelburgo
  • University of Aguanato
  • Santa Cammarina University
  • Military Institute of Eder Gira
  • Royal Cabo Rozevia Academy of Education

Regional universities are structured and directed by the regional governments, but they are often no less prestigious than the federal ones. The regional system in composed of two types of institutions, universities and polytechnics (technical universities). Given there number, they are located in most major and medium cities, and several host satellite campuses in smaller locations too. There are 13 regional universities in Caille, 12 in Amateria, 12 in Dul Kinea, 6 in Eder Gira, and 9 in Ghadrash. Some of the most prestigious among them are the University of Ostrella, the Amaterian Royal Polytechnic, and the Villa Kinea University.

Most of the private universities are affiliated withe the Aurorian Patriarchal Church. Although many offer religious training, the majority act as normal universities and offer all types of degrees. Some of the most prestigious are St. Michael University (in Nueva Kinea), the Archuniversity of the Kineas, Toroblanco University, and the Natinal Aurorian University in Mediomonte.

Media[]

Egelion has a tradition of free press, that was respected most of its history, the most notables are the following:

Newspapers:

  • The Egelian Times
  • La Voz de Libertaria
  • El Siglo
  • La Nacion
  • Adelante
  • El Mercantil Amateriano
  • The Kerisian Reporter

Tv Channels:

  • Canal Egelion
  • Tv Lion
  • TvUno
  • MediaTerra

Demographics[]

Ethnic groups[]

Ethnicity Percentage
Egelian 78%
Caillean 14%
Ghadrash 5%
Other 3%

Language[]

The primary language in Egelion is Egelian.

Caillean language is a related language and culture and it is spoken only in Caille, where in many parts it is the first language of the majority of the Caillean population. It is a noticeable minority in the country comprising 80% of Caillean population and 16% of the total population of Egelion. The Caillean language is spoken virtually by anyone in Caille, with over 80% of the population being bilingual, and around 10% speaking Caillean only, and another 10% that speak Egelian only (mainly immigrants from other parts of the country).

The Ghadrashi language is spoken many in Ghadrash, with about 60% of people being bilingual and the other 40% speaking Egelian only.

Religion[]

The main religion is the Patriarchal Church in Egelion, that is part of the Aurorian Patriarchal Church. The administrative ecclesiastical divisions are as follows:

  • Archdiocese of Mediomonte, primacy of Egelion
    • Diocese of Egleburg
  • Archidocese of Demar Solad
  • Archdiocese of Cape Rozevia
    • Diocese of South Harbour
    • Diocese of Cape Franco
    • Diocese of Sunshores-Port Liberty
  • Archdiocese of Kineaville
  • Archdiocese of Boriansburg
    • Diocese of Bell Harbour
    • Diocese of Clearshores
  • Archdiocese of Norterra, primacy of Caille
    • Diocese of Phalsefaux
    • Diocese of Nordland

Solduni religion was founded by the Partido Unido de los Trabajadores in 3377. It was then eradicated during the Virreinato.

The Egelian Bishopal Church is found mostly in Caille and harbored refugees from the persecute Free Church. It is comprised of only one diocese, the Archdiocese of Egelion.

Culture[]

The main culture is the Egelian culture and its language is Egelian. Egelian derives mainly from the mixture of Selucian cultures and languages with Amaterian and Kinean, that were very similar to each other from the beginning, with heavy influences from Giran culture. Small communities of pure Amaterians and Kineans could be found until the earl 2000s in the mountains in the north, close to the border with New Endralon; in fact, these languages share similarities with Kizenian, the language spoken in the southern part of New Endralon. The Giran culture and language was very different from the Amaterian-Kinean group, but over time it was assimilated and fused to form Egelian. Pure Giran communities resisted until the early 2000s in Edergira, especially towards the border with Yádraz, before being assimilated.

Caillean is a language related to Egelian it is spoken almost excusively in Caille, where in many parts it is the first language of the majority of the population. It is a noticeable minority in the country comprising 80% of Caillean population and 16% of the total population of Egelion. The Caillean language is spoken virtually by anyone in Caille, with over 90% of the population being bilingual, and around 10% speaking Caillean only.

The Ghadrash culture and language, that derived from a vaguely know "Eastern culture" (from whom Giran came also) has remained independent and now forms a well distinct minority, even if very small since it comprises only about 25% of the population of Yádraz and about 5% of the total population of Egelion. Ghadrashi tend to inhabit the south and the cities, while Egelonians inhabit the west. The Ghadrashi language is spoke by 60% of people in Yádraz, with most being bilingual. The Ghadrashi culture and language are less consolidated and protected than Caillean in Caille, but are not endangered.

Names of Egelion[]

  • Reino of Egelion (1711 - 2085)
  • Democratic Commonwealth of Egelion ( 2085 - 2146 )
  • Republic of Egelion ( 2146 - 2396 )
  • People's Republic of Egelion ( 2396 - 2431)
  • Republic of Egelion ( 2431 - 2713 )
  • Családi Nemzet Egelion ( 2713 - 2764 )
  • Republic of Egelion (2764 -2873)
  • Federal Republic of Egelion ( April 2873 - 3397 )
  • Reino Revolucionario Tenebroso de Egelion ( 3397 - 3406 )
  • Federal Republic of Egelion ( July 3406 - 3452 )
  • Imperio de Egelion ( November 3452 -3487 )
  • El Protectorado de la Compañía de Egelion ( August 3487 - November 3492 )
  • Republica de Egelion (November 3492 - June 3498)
  • Coronada Republica de Egelion (3498 - 3599 )
  • Virreinato de Egelion (3599 - 3680)
  • Republica Federal de Egalion (3681 - 3767)
  • Reino de Egelion (3767 - 3792)
  • República de Egelion (3792 - 3808)
  • Reino de Egelion (3808 - 3930)
  • Serenísima República de Egelion (3930 - 3950)
  • Reino de Egelion (3950 - 4026)
  • República de Egelion (4026 - 4395)
  • Reino de Egelion (4395 - 4407)
  • República Federal de Egelion (4407 - 4936)
  • República de Egelion (4936 - 5010)
  • Reino de Egelion (5010 - present)

Notable Parties[]

Egelion articles
History Ancient Eder Gira - History of Ghadrash - History of the Ninth Republic
Geography Railway network
Politics Administrative divisions - Elections - Judiciary - Political parties - Prime Minister
Demographics Ethnic groups: Egelians, Cailleans, Ghadrash
Religion: Aurorian Patriarchal Church
Culture Sport - Education
Economy Banking
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