The Kantebury Empire

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The Kantebury Empire

 I had an idea for a country so I figured I would talk through the idea here. This is not Anything but cool ideas.

Location:

Located in Central Paor. Right next to the great Bay, Under Clarusia.


Currency: The Rupee 


History: In the beginning, the Empire was only the Nation of Kantebury. They had a ruler who thirsted for power. Unhappy with his Nation’s lot in the world, he began conquering the small peaceful Nations around him. The nations conquered were made up of farmers, nomads, and live stalk holders. Other Nations, like Monte Diamont and Kuu, went to Claurusia for aid to oppose Kantebury expansion. Claurusia began pressuring Kantebury to cease their actions, and Kantebury lacked the necessary army to oppose them. Their expansion was halted, but not before they had tripled the size of their Empire.

            The Kantebury Empire has stayed like that until now. Generations of inclusion turned the Empire into a Cultural center of Paorr. The nations they had annexed began to become just as apart of the Empire as Kantebury. Soon Kantebury’s hostile nature was replaced by the beliefs of the people they annexed. Now, despite glorifying war and maintaining an army; Kantebury is a peaceful nation, often holding foreign talks in hopes of piece. 

 

Countries: In the more modern age, the Empire was solidified as the Kantebury Empire, and four countries make up the Empire’s vast reach.  


Greater Kantebury is the largest section of the Empire. It consists of what is the original country of Kantebury as well as many of the Nomadic Lands and more peaceful Nations of the Paorrian Center. It holds the Empire’s Capitol of Mumban


Jhardhandi is the second Paorian Country under control of the Empire. At the south of the empire, Jhardhandi stays independent from Greater Kantebury because of its shear wealth.

            Off-Paor are two countries belonging to the empire. On Araz, The Kantebury Empire has a small colony called Kwazulite. South of Paorr is a large cluster of Islands. For the most part, these Volcanic Isles are mostly uninhabitable, but that doesn't stop many Nations, explorers, and desperate pilgrims. One of the Larger Islands in this large cluster is the Isle of Tyre. On here, the Colony of Kantyre sits on the west half of the Island.

 

Exports: The original Kantebury had very little in the way of exports. They were a country of philosophers and thespians. They had mined out most of their natural materials (Iron and Quartz) by the time they had expanded. Now, they have a large amount of cattle and farming. Wheat and Rice farming also feeds a large portion of the Empire as well as a good portion of Eastern Paorr.

Jhardandi has a large Spice operation, and also is involved in light textile trade. Their major contribution is from their Jungle in which they have an advanced lumber and replanting operation.

Kwazulite has a large Tobacco trade and some Sugar Cane. The Sugar Cane farms are by far the highest yielding export the Empire has and is heavily defended.

Kantyre uses the rich soil of the Island to grow the tropical Bananas loved by most of Paorr’s wealthy.

 

Government: The Empire has a Democratic Monarchy. There are four royal families. Two who branch from Kantebury’s ancient royal family, One is the Royal Family from the mighty Nomad nations of old and One is from the Jhardandi royal family. When a ruler dies, a great election is held. The eligible royal families choose a successor (usually next in line) and a great book is written on all the candidates. Since there are no debates between the royalties, this book acts as the citizen’s guide on the candidates in order to vote. A Massive election is held which takes an entire year. After that, the chosen victor will rule until dying or impeachment. Imperial rule is held by the Emperor, while each individual country chooses a local leader for governing. Greater Kantebury and Jhardandi are ruled by the Emperor and the Royal families, while Kwazulite is ruled by an emperor appointed official. Kantyre is the only country which democratically elects a ruling official (who is approved by the Emperor).

            The current reigning royal family is of the Jhardandi royal family.

 

Culture: Most of the Kantebury Empire’s culture has blossomed from the peaceful nations and nomadic tribes it annexed in its expanse. Festivals and parties are important in social gatherings of any type. Most diplomatic conferences and treaty signings are usually followed up with a festival or grand party. They popularized the idea of a “national holiday” 200 years before any other Paorrian nation.

            Although militaristic policing and glorifying warfare can be found in the Kantebury’s culture, they are well known for many great philosophical peace negotiators and are the home of many of the world’s renown peace talkers. Although expanse and control of the Empire sits high on political opinion, they also value discussions and treaties to actual warfare.


Ghaza:

            Also taken from their nomadic past was the glorification of Ghazha. Ghazha were believed to be the most majestic animal in the lands. They represented the family structure (a close knit family) and because of their symbols of fertility and unification. The beasts were also important in the economy. Due to the endangerment of Ghazha, the rarity of their Milk and Ivory makes them incredibly high in demand. Due to the Orr-wide rarity of Ivory, The Empire’s currency is backed by Ivory. At one point, long ago, it was backed by the Milk. Ghazha meat is also considered a delicacy. Due to its symbolism in the Empire, it is a coveted export instead of a popular food inside the empire.

            Ghazha were also used in warfare. After Kantebury expanded and began building up an army with the peoples they annexed, the giant Ghazha were immediately suited up and trained for warfare. War Ghazha were plentiful and highly effective in battle. However, in the few altercations war Ghazha were used, the death toll was high enough to severely reduce the male population. Modern Ghazha use is strictly ceremonial. As Ghazha are protected and, therefore, owned by the Empire, they are regulated and used sparingly. Live Ghazha are rarely used in any military altercation. Instead, mechanized Ghaza and mechanized armored vehicles have replaced them. Live Ghazha can still be seen in ceremonies, parades, or in significant altercations.




Out of World

 

            Think British Colonies in India, South Africa, and Caribbean. They started out very British and take-over-y and are now heavily influenced in Indian culture. Despite the violent beginning, all countries in the current empire are happy with the Empire.

            Entering the Empire consists of either a militaristic ability to annex and hold a territory or for a nation or people to request to join the Empire. External pressure from other nations is currently keeping the Empire from expansion.


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