This article is about the nation. For the continent, see Daresia (continent).
Daresia, officially the Empire of Daresia, is a vast nation situated in the Pacific comprising the mainland of the Daresian continent and the Principality of Merue.
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.
Main Article: History of Daresia
Between the 12th to the 18th centuries, the societies of many nations were fascinated by the concept of venturing the unknown. Among the vast amounts of land unfamiliar to that of diverse cultures, a mythical land said to be fragmented and mountainous, eventually appeared on many maps as Terra Incognita Arces (Unknown Land of Heights).
Among these venturing groups were the Japanese, French and English, the pioneers among other adventurous civilizations that eventually made a profound impact on the fragmented landscape. Dubbed Kyokutō Nihon (Far East Japan) under the Japanese between the 12th-15th centuries, Orient France (Eastern France) among the French, and the Pacific Mountains by the English between the 16th-18th centuries was discovered by the yearning of explorers as an act of leisure, wealth and influence.The Japanese, situated west of the mythical lands, ventured the northern portions of the Pacific.
(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.
Following the implementation of the Kemmu Shikimoku of 1336; a code on behalf of the Japanese court and nobles which demanded universal frugality, the suppression of drinking and frolicking and the halt of violence and outrage. These components, along with rumours spread from China, played a vital role in the change of attitude among the nobles; subsequently resulting in the surge of shugo families (governor, protectorate) and venturesome clans wanting to search for lands beyond their agricultural plains.
The French, on the other hand, actively explored the southern oceans in an attempt to expand their trade routes and influence in the Indo-Pacific region. Furthermore, there were often geographers that believed that a vast continent had to have existed to the east to ‘balance’ the landmasses of the northern hemisphere.
(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)
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).
King Emerentius Vurren Darrette III of 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 the being there were three mpires vying for control of the Asia and her riches.
(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.
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.