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Another puppet of Excalbia.

Welcome! :D

Boo, Qubti! Boo! Yay, Jrawa! Yay!

Welcome, heathens.

The resurgent dream

You can't have too many puppets.

Another Puppet except I'm Noel and I am still working on the flag hence a standard one

New flag done although I note that it's similar to Knootoss. Then again there's a host of Real Life flags that are very similiar and why am I saying this here rather than the discord? We'll never know.

The resurgent dream

We would have seen it sooner on the Discord.

Finished fleshing out the history of Jrawa through the proclamation of the republic in the mid-19th century.

9 days ago: The Socialist People's Fiefdom of Uncle Noel ceased to exist

We will never speak of this again

You brought it up.

XD

Following the Confederation of Sovereign States' Constitutional Reform Convention, the Confederal States of Southland and Deandra seceded and petitioned for union with the Holy Empire of Excalbia. After months of negotiations, an agreement - the Union Treaties of Johnstown and New Hope - were signed.

Under the treaties, the new Autonomous Provinces of Deandra and Southland agreed to:

- recognize the Excalbian Emperor as their Head of State;
- merge their state militias and coast guards into the Imperial Armed Forces;
- turnover former Confederal military bases to the Imperial Armed Forces;
- forswear the right to conduct their own foreign affairs, enter into treaties or international trade agreements;
- submit to Imperial authority in all matters of foreign policy, international trade, trade with the other constituent parts of the Holy Empire, military affairs, immigration, and customs and border control;
- recognize the Imperial Supreme Court as the highest court and court of final appeal for all matters of law;
- integrate their postal services into the Imperial Post;
- accept the Imperial Sov as their legal currency;
- recognize all rights granted by the Imperial Constitution.

The Holy Empire of Excalbia agreed to:

- recognize the autonomous provinces' sovereignty over all other domestic matters not specifically placed under Imperial authority;
- recognize citizens of Southland and Deandra as full citizens of the Holy Empire;
- provide for the defence of the provinces;
- allow the provinces to appoint a governor to the Board of Governors of the Bank of Excalbia (joining the Grand Duchy of Patverums and the Union of Ajuba in that privilege);
- allow the provinces to send delegates (16 for Deandra and 14 for Southland) to the Imperial Senate; while the delegates would generally be non-voting, they would be allowed to vote on matters pertaining to the military, foreign relations, international trade, immigration, customs and border control, and the posts, including the appointment of relevant officials in related positions.

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The 2020 elections in the Confederation of Sovereign States was a watershed moment for a nation. Still sharply divided between former President Tom Caine’s radically secularist and libertarian Liberty Party and more traditionally conservative and progressive elements, the electorate delivered an equally divided Congress and no clear winner in the presidential election. Among the major candidates, incumbent President Sean Collins of the Democratic Labour Party fared the worst - a clear rejection of his administration during which the Grand Duchy of Saxmere had seceded from the Confederation. Among the other candidates, Rihards Krauklis of the Liberty Party, won the most votes, but lacked the required majority.

In accordance with the Confederation Constitution, the House of Representatives was called upon to elect the new president. However, the divided House could not come to an agreement. Heated debate turned into shouting and ended with punches being thrown and House staff having to restrain and remove multiple representatives from the floor. Congress adjourned without electing a president.

Amidst the chaos, the States of Southland and Deandra, both of which had given few votes to Krauklis - even fewer than Collins in the case of Deandra, began debating secession in their state legislatures. Finally, the governors of Southland, Deandra and New Virginia jointly called for an extraordinary Constitutional Convention to resolve the crisis.

Appearing before the Convention both outgoing President Collins, whose term was coming to an end within days with no successor, and his predecessor and ideological opposite Tom Caine appealed for cooperation and unity. Delegates to the Convention failed to head their call. Instead, the Convention voted to dissolve the Confederation as it had been. Southland and Deandra would secede - both would shortly open negotiations to unite with the Holy Empire of Excabia, and the remaining States would remain in the Confederation under a highly revised Constitution.

Changes to the Constitution included the dissolution of the House of States, making the Confederation Congress a unicameral legislature. The direct election of the president was adopted and rank-order voting was adopted to avoid hung elections in the future. A special provision was adopted to allow the Convention to elect an interim president until new elections could be held in 2022.

After ratification of the constitutional changes by the remaining states - New Virginia, Alud, Trondgard and Northlands - Janice Rudeles, Tom Caine’s former foreign minister, was sworn in as President.

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Ancient History


The first organized cities appeared on Tametrian plains of northeastern Kemetia around 8000 BCE. Around 3400 BCE, the city of Badaria began to grow in prosperity and influence, eventually forming the nucleus of what became the Kingdom of Tametry about 3100 BCE.

The Kingdom of Tametry under the Pharaohs of Badaria had expanded by the 9th century BCE to include most of modern-day Cyretopolitania and Jrawa, which constituted the Kingdom's Eastern Province. Tametry became, and remained for hundreds of years, the most powerful kingdom on the continent of Kemetia.

In 147 BCE, the Romans invaded and occupied most of the coastal areas of the Eastern Province, creating the Roman province of Cyretopolitania. Over the next century, Rome gradually absorbed more and more of Tametry until it was officially made the Roman province of Tameteria. Its capital was relocated from ancient Badaria to the newly built Roman city of Alexandria – modern-day Iskandariya.

Christianization


Christianity was introduced in Tameteria by Saint Mark, who established the See of Alexandria. Followers of Saint Mark then carried Christianity to Cyretopolitania and Jrawa. While Christianity fully dislodged the ancient religions of Tameteria and Cyretopolitania, it never fully dislodged Judiasim in the tiny region in Jrawa.

In the 5th century CE, the See of Alexandria, along with the See of Cyretia, refused to recognize the Council of Chalcedon, separating the Coptic Orthodox Churches of Cyretia and Tameteria from the Eastern and Western Churches.

The Breucians, the “Umayyad” Invasion and the Sultanate of Qubti


The arrival of the Breucians in the middle of the 5th century disrupted the established order in Kemetia and provoked a series of low-level conflicts with a weakened and fragmented Tameteria.

In the 7th century, Muslim armies launched a successful invasion of Tameteria. Uthman ibn Muhammad, who claimed to be acting “on behalf of the Great Caliph” and was, therefore, erroneously called an Umayyad general, entered Alexandria in 686 and renamed the city Iskandariya.

Tameteria, now known by the Arabic name Qubti, remained under Muslim rule, with several local governors vying for control.

In 1261, Jawhar Abdallah, a governor from the south of Qubti, conquered Iskandariya, which cemented his control of all of Qubit. After proclaiming himself Sultan,he seized the ancient cathedral of Saint Mark, which had been spared by the original Muslim invaders, and turned it into the mosque now known as the Golden Mosque.

Over the next several hundred years, the Sultanate of Qubti mounted several invasions of the Christian Kingdom of Cyretopolitania, the Jewish Kingdom of Jrawa and the pagan Kingdom of Berucia. Although Qubti never succeeded in conquering Cyretopolitania and Jrawa, it did subdue Breucia. Due in part to the long periods of warfare with the two kingdoms to its west, which saw much territory on the fringes of Cyretopolitania and Qubti switch hands several times, Qubti never fully imposed Islam on Breucia. While the country functioned as a client state, it largely retained its own religion and customs.

Ernestine Intervention


In 1556, during one of the many low-level conflicts between the Cyretopolitania and the Qubti, Breucian troops under Qubtian command sacked the Monastery of Saint Achillias, which was located in the mountains straddling the border between Cyretopolitania and Breucia. After defeating the small Cyretian garrison, the Breucians massacred the monks and many civilians in the neighboring village. While this one of many atrocities committed by both sides, it became a source of ongoing tension and repeated conflict.

In the early 1830s, conflict again flared between the Cyretopolitania and the Sultanate over the border. As the intensity of the conflict grew, the Kingdom of Ernestria invaded Berucia to “liberate” it from Qubtian rule and to bring “order” to the region. Later, under Ernestrian pressure, Cyretopolitania and Qubti signed the Treaty of Bodendorf, fixing the borders between Cyretopolitania, Qubti and Breucia, which was ceded to the Ernestines.

The Great War


Despite Qubti’s relatively weak military and infrastructure, the Sultan attempted to enter the War and reclaim its lost territories in Cyretopolitania and Breucia. Its utter failure on the field of battle further weakened the Sultan’s government and drove the economy into depression.

Fall of the Sultanate


Following the First World War, the economy was near collapse and social unrest was growing in the Sultanate rapidly urbanizing cities. A group of officers, many of whom had either been educated in the West or had been exposed to Western ideas during the War, decided that Qubti could only be saved by removing the Sultan and installing a secular, nationalist government.

The coup, led by Colonel Abasi Hamdy, succeeded in overthrowing Sultan Jawhar VI on November 15, 1920. The Republic of Qubti was proclaimed the next day, with Colonel Hamdy as its first President.

Revolution


In 1962, a group of radical officers influenced by socialist revolutions in other parts of the world overthrew the authoritarian government of President Mussa Said and proclaimed the Democratic Republic of Qubti.

Although the current government of Qubti has returned to name Republic of Qubti, it continues to officially espouse socialism. The military, however, remains the primary power broker in Qubti. Further eroding socialist ideals is a growing Islamist movement that has been tolerated, if not cultivated, by the government, which uses it appease the masses, threaten its neighbors, and justify periodic crackdowns.

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Finally posted a history for Qubti.

First post as Qubti. Not entirely sure where this goes, but I felt the need to get it written down.

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Timing in and out of existence.

Welcome back.

Qubti wrote:First post as Qubti. Not entirely sure where this goes, but I felt the need to get it written down.

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I feel as though this might be an avenue to talk about the other neighbour because yes I am still alive

That'd be great.

I have another post in mind as Qubti, then something as Cyretopolitania.

Noel, with another puppet? Yes but I might actually do something with this one unlike the others which I haven't bothered to resurrect.

Braslander puppet

The Holy Empire of Excalbia awards a variety of honors and decorations to recognize both civilian and military achievement. Among the highest honors are:

The Order of Alsgood, the Great

Excalbia’s highest award presented in recognition of sustained, life-long achievement. Recipients include:

Queen Gwendolyn of the Caldan Union
Emperor Andreus of Pantocratoria
King Georg IV of Brasland
Queen Charlotte of Brasland
King Aksel IX of Cyretopolitania
Jan Willem Daatman, former Grand Pensionary of Knootoss
Becka Harrison, former President of Upper Virginia
Sir Sterling Wentworth, former Imperial Chancellor of Excalbia
Sir Albert Cummings, former Imperial Chancellor of Excalbia
Lord Davis Robb, former Imperial Chancellor of Excalbia (awarded posthumously)
Lady Christina Freedman, former Imperial Chancellor of Excalbia
Lady Amber Trinh, former Prime Minister of the Caldan Union
Rhodri Jones, former Prime Minister of the Caldan Union
Dr. Thibault Drapeur, former Chancellor of Pantocratoria
Sir Thierry del Moray, former Chancellor of Pantocratoria
Marshal of the Empire Henri Louis Isaac Constantine Manuel Diogenes de Montmanuel, Duke of Montmanuel, of Pantocratoria
Fleet Admiral Titus van Amsberg of Knootoss
General Reimar Fessler, the Iesus Christi Coalition Supreme Commander of Knootoss

The Cross of Joshua, the Great

This is awarded in recognition of honorable Christian service. Recipients include:

Queen Gwendolyn of the Caldan Union
Emperor Andreus of Pantocratoria
King Aksel IX of Cyretopolitania
Prince Teimuraz III of Kartlis
Presiding Bishop Donald Slesers of the Church of Excalbia
John Cardinal Friesz, Catholic Archbishop of Citadel Excalbia
Rev. James Earl Luckett, Past President of the Excalbian Baptist Convention
Pope John XI of the Cyretian Orthodox Coptic Church

The Order of the Sword

Is awarded in recognition of loyal friendship to the Sword (usually awarded to foreign allies). Recipients include:

Queen Gwendolyn of the Caldan Union
Emperor Andreus of Pantocratoria
King Aksel IX of Cyretopolitania
King Georg IV of Brasland
Prince Teimuraz III of Kartlis
Empress Alejandra of Tehua
King Juan III of Mayagua
King Carlos III of Providencia y San Andres
King Ernest VII Soter II of Ernestria
Grand Duke James of Saxmere

The Order of Merit

Is presented to persons of distinction in the arts and sciences. Recipients include:

Sir Tenis Gosvald, visual artist
Lady Mara Gosvald, visual artist
Ilze Predite, historian
Imants Merca, poet
Max Strasburgs, baseball player
Mark Kronenbergs, Ilga Strode, Kristina Reizniece, Tom Gaulins of the musical group Ilgais Laiks
Dr. Felix Chandra, PhD, Chief Technologist, AzIntel
Vice Admiral Harold Alsgood, Chief of Naval Engineering, retired

The Excalbia Cross

Excalbia’s highest military honor, presented for extreme valor in the face of the enemy. Recipients include:

General Rachel Gertrude
Captain Erik Ransom, 2nd Company, 107th Mechanized Cavalry Division (posthumous)
Lieutenant Jason Aizupe, 3rd Troop, 2nd Company, 107th Mechanized Cavalry Division (posthumous)
First Sergeant Henry "Hank" McClellan, 3rd Troop, 2nd Company, 107th Mechanized Cavalry Division (posthumous)
Corporal Jeff Riggens, 3rd Troop, 2nd Company, 107th Mechanized Cavalry Division (posthumous)
Private Mike Yulanis, 3rd Troop, 2nd Company, 107th Mechanized Cavalry Division (posthumous)
Private James Holland, 3rd Troop, 2nd Company, 107th Mechanized Cavalry Division

The Imperial Army/Navy/Air Force Cross

Excalbia’s second highest military honor, presented for valor in the face of the enemy.

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Synessia

Braslander puppet, and proud!

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