This article is about the nation. For the continent, see Daresia (continent).
Daresia, officially the Empire of Daresia, is a vast thalassocratic country comprising the mainland of the Daresian continent and the smaller landmasses of the Principality of Merue, --- and ---.
The Empire of Daresia encompasses the concept of a feudal society merged with post-modernism, which was inspired by the contrast in varying social ranks and roles through the unification of both European and oriental cultures.
Despite being rich in forests and being largely mountainous, commerce has been an essential part of Daresia since the 16th century; with its impact clearly visible from international manufactuers that are exported worldwide. The wealth of the Empire has also been heavily dependent on tourism, attracted by the culturally diverse heritage and buildings dating back to the 15th century, further accompanied by the astounding regions and cities located throughout the nation. As a country born from conquest, Daresia has maintained its imperialistic traditions through peace.
The name Daresia was derived from Emperor Emerentius Vuuren Darrette, who was the Empire's first ruling Emperor in the 1600s. Info to be added.
Main Article: History of Daresia
Moved from Overview: Prior to the establishment of an Empire in 1675, the Daresian continent was not a single nation, but was instead split into many different ethnic groups. Notably being the British (Charlemagne), Swedish (Strassagne), French (Chauffard) and Japanese (Kazusa). (Stuff about Houses vs Houses, pre and post Empire civil war)
(Origins - The Global Diaspora, Exploration & Internal Conflict)
Daresia traces back to unrecorded history, where the 8th continent is already inhabited by numerous ethnic groups. These indigenous groups are eventually wiped out by both the Asians and Europeans, conceptualized to be of Maori descent.
(1500s - Daresia is initially controlled by both Asians and Europeans, without the knowledge of both parties. Followed by constant feudal conflict between Europeans and Asians)
The Katsudaira Campaign - May contradict Project G.
Main Article: Katsudaira Campaign
The Katsudaira Campaign, formerly known as the Tseisuiren Campaign, was a conflict between the orientals during the late Tsei period of Daresia. It resulted in the fall of the joint Tsei-Haewoo dynasty and the establishment of House Kazusa, under the command of Kazusa Yamashiro in 1603.
(NOTE: May replace establishment of House Kazusa with the Takatsukasa Government, obviously diverging from reality, and the establishment of House Kazusa may occur after the Eastern Invasions.)
Establishment of the Takatsukasa Government in Western Daresia is formed. The Government, aided by three major samurai families of Kazusa, Namuri and ?????? are appointed.
Eastern Invasions of the Western Peninsula (14th Century?) With the expansion and discovery of foreign settlements, the oriental forces under the new and unstable Takatsukasa Government withdrew back to Western Daresia. This was seen as an opportunity of colonization for the alliance between the Kingdom of Strassus and the Principality of Charlemagne.
The invasions were launched by the joint forces of Charlemagne and Strassagne, with the intent of conquering the lands ruled by the Takatsukasa Government. Caught by the element of surprise, and unable to resist the sheer numbers of the joint forces of the Kingdom of Strassus and Principality of Charlemagne, forefront garrisons of the unstable Government bordering the East are overwhelmed within days. Despite repeated requests for, both the Kingdom and Principality surround the Western Peninsula border by land and sea. Thus, the joint forces of the Kingdom and Principality continued their westward push.
In 1643, the Government and the disloyal oriental families united for a common cause to retaliate and repel the joint Eastern advances, and solidified the power of the Takatsukasa Government with the aid of three major families of Kazusa, Tsei and Haewoo.
Add stuff here regarding friendship and love between the Houses.
Foundation of an Empire
The events leading up to the foundation of the empire were a series of conflicts known by the native Daresians as the Age of Fire, and by the European-Daresians as the Unification Wars (1643-1675).
The Centerius King Emerentius Vurren Darrette the III was hence forth crowned Emperor of Daresia which for the most part was Self-proclaimed and saw little recognition in Europe but saw major interest in local region of Asia, as for the time being there were 3 empires vying for control of the Asia and her riches.
Numerous Japanese clans immigrate to Japan, after the fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Following the Meiji Restoration, immigrant clans eventually settle within oriental lands.---
(Perhaps something igniting from WWII? Japan doesn't surrender, and successfully bombs San Diego, California, with biological agents. Affected by the biological bombs, the events of America dropping atomic bombs on Japan doesn't occur, and the atomic bombs are never released. Germany succeeds in overwhelming Russia, and the United Kingdom and overwhelmed by the joint forces of Germany and Russia.)
Basic Concept: The Empire is ruled by an Emperor and/or Empress with the assistance of advisors (Could be House Wardens and Viceroys). This is followed by the House of Regents and a high council of some sort.
Daresia is a constitutional monarchy, which is mostly ruled by the Emperor or Empress. While the Emperor generally controls the entirety of the Empire, the Empire is not a centralized nation, but rather a feudal conglomerate of four large states under the head of state with the support of the Premier, the High Council and House Wardens. These states are controlled under Imperial Houses, and are bound together by common interests, religion and culture. Furthermore, the government also depends on numerous central ministries, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defence.
With the exception of Regents who rule in the emperor's stead when he is either incapable or indisposed. These Regents are appointed either through the regency pool or by selection, by the emperor himself. However most of the time, Regnecies are short; although it's the only time a commoner may have power (To an extent) over the affairs of the state. Despite this, even becoming a regent is a hard and long road.
Main Article: Daresian Armed Forces
The Daresian Military consists of all the armed forces of the Empire of Daresia, and it's believed to be one of the most largest and powerful militaries on Earth. The military of Daresia is split into numerous branches; the Daresian Imperial Army/Mainland Defence Force, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Foreign Legion, Special Forces and Imperial Royal Guards.
Note: Mainland Defence Force may be removed, with the Imperial Royal Guards replacing it.
Daresian Imperial Army/Mainland Defence Force
Main Article: Daresian Imperial Army
The Imperial Army's ground forces are the largest branch of the Empire.
Imperial Army Reserve
Main Article: Daresian Imperial Army Reserve
Daresian Royal Air Force
Main Article: Daresian Royal Air Force
The Imperial Royal Air Force -----
Main Article: Daresian Royal Navy
The Imperial Army's naval forces are the second largest branch of the Empire. -----
Daresian Foreign Legion
Main Article: Daresian Foreign Legion
Collectively representing all combat forces of the Empire, the Foreign Legion accepts foreign nationals, and is the primary representative of Daresia when it operates alongside with the forces of other nations.
Daresian Special Forces
Main Article: Daresian Special Operations Table
The Emperor's finest troops and gear fall under the Daresian Special Operations Table. -----
Daresian Imperial Royal Guard
Main Article: Imperial Royal Guard
Primarily focused on acting as the bodyguard for the Empire's nobility, the Imperial Royal Guards have grown into a powerful miliary branch within the Empire. The IRG is further organized into four Houses, each ruled by its own House Warden.
Global Affairs (Temporary Header, may incorporate into history)
Since the unification of the Imperial Houses in 1675, Daresia, as a single nation, has taken its global responsibilities seriously. Daresia's contribution during World War II won it recognition as a major founding member of the United Nations, and played a very active role internationally and has continued to do so since, cooperating in many ways on an international scale.
To add Daresia's contribution to peacekeeping, information revolving around the United Nations. Will add to Dev Stage 2.
Initially composed of both North America, the Great Commonwealth of Canadia, and Japan upon it's foundation, the Empire eventually conquers nations such as the states of the European Union, Greenland, Iceland and Australia
A Settlement is a nation that is conquered by Daresia and is made into either a Colony or Protectorate. Although a nation may be conquered, it will still include it's native name (Ex. Settlement of Australia or the Kingdom of Sweden Settlement).
Components Daresia (Formerly North America) Japan Great Commonwealth of Canadia The Kingdom of Sweden (After the European Conflict) The Republic of Germany (After the European Conflict) Great Britain
Ethinic Groups (Temporary use of modern ethnic groups)
Daresians are divided by geographical lines into two major subgroups, being East and West Daresia; both with significantly diverse backgrounds based on history and culture.
The East Daresian's are primarily composed of Asians whom originate from both early Asian tribes and Chinese and Japanese settlers during periods of local exploration and migration. Elaboration required.
The West Daresians mostly descended from early European settlers, notably being the British, French, Spanish and Swedish, who mixed with local Asian tribes. Elaboration needed.
- Daresia will have a hybrid of medieval chivalry and bushido.