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In 1160, after 133 years under the unified Terranilian emirate, a coalition of [[neo-pagan]] governors led by [[Camár Bogulón]] announced their secession and formation of the Kingdom of Terranihil. This led to the [[Terranilian Civil War]]. Several Christian governors in eastern Terranihil also declared the formation of the [[Second Kingdom of Greater Guršaun]]. The Emirate attempted to maintain unity and mobilized its troops against the two kingdoms. After six years, the Terranilian Emirate ceased its attempts at unification.  
 
In 1160, after 133 years under the unified Terranilian emirate, a coalition of [[neo-pagan]] governors led by [[Camár Bogulón]] announced their secession and formation of the Kingdom of Terranihil. This led to the [[Terranilian Civil War]]. Several Christian governors in eastern Terranihil also declared the formation of the [[Second Kingdom of Greater Guršaun]]. The Emirate attempted to maintain unity and mobilized its troops against the two kingdoms. After six years, the Terranilian Emirate ceased its attempts at unification.  
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Despite the significant decrease in battles fought after the Emirate gave up on unification, no treaties were signed, so several conflicts occurred among the three kingdoms. Unlike the [[Era of the Warring Kingdoms|first Era of the Warring Kingdoms]], the pagan Kingdom of Terranihil was the superior nation. The Terranilian Emirate had suffered major losses in the civil war, and many Muslims began to lose faith in their now bankrupt Emir. The Christian Kingdom of Greater Guršaun had a much smaller population and size than the Kingdom of Terranihil.  
 
Despite the significant decrease in battles fought after the Emirate gave up on unification, no treaties were signed, so several conflicts occurred among the three kingdoms. Unlike the [[Era of the Warring Kingdoms|first Era of the Warring Kingdoms]], the pagan Kingdom of Terranihil was the superior nation. The Terranilian Emirate had suffered major losses in the civil war, and many Muslims began to lose faith in their now bankrupt Emir. The Christian Kingdom of Greater Guršaun had a much smaller population and size than the Kingdom of Terranihil.  
  

Revision as of 06:55, 15 February 2020

The Republic of Terranihil

Freinnortán er Teraníl
Flag of Terranihil
Flag
Motto: " Gomp uos ozhiem "
"Steadfast towards progress"
Location of Terranihil
Capital
and largest city
Guršaun
Official languagesTeranilian Language
Ethnic groups
Religion
Demonym(s)Terranilian
GovernmentUnitary Atheist One-Party Republic
• Chairman
Dreichren Ermák
• Deputy Chairwoman
Remla Chitthogelt
History
? BC
4000 BC
734 AD
890
January 6, 1381
• Republic
September 15, 1612
April 10, 1938
Area
• Total
1,449,894 sq mi (3,755,210 km2) (11th)
• Water (%)
0.1
Population
• 2018 estimate
55 million (10th)
• Density
71.9/sq mi (27.8/km2) (10th)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
₡450 billion / ₹10 trillion (8th)
• Per capita
₡8,349 / ₹185,800 (8th)
Gini (2018)Positive decrease 42.2
medium
HDI (2018)Steady 0.645
medium
CurrencyTerranilian Reden (TNR)
Time zoneUTC-1, -2, -3, -4 (Terranilian Timezones)
Driving sideright
Calling code+62
Internet TLD.tn

Terranihil, (Terranilian: Teraníl), officially the Republic of Terranihil (Terranilian: Freinnortán er Teraníl), is a country on the Northern Landmass of Terraconserva, bordering Greater Sacramento to the north and Malgax to the south. Occupying 740,900 square miles (1,941,000 sq km), it is a dry and mountainous nation with plains near the coasts. Guršaun is the capital and largest city. The population is near 54 million, composed almost entirely of ethnic Terranilians, except for a small Sacramatian and Malgan minority. The country is mostly irrelegious but has a significant Muslim and Christian population.

Terranihil is a unitary republic consisting of 39 governorates and is the only government that practices Virátism, based on the ideology of Žep Virát, the first chairman of the National Party for Progress (NPP). The NPP is the only legal party, exercising complete control over the government. The party espouses ethnic Terranilian nationalism and strict atheism.

The eastern shore of Terranihil was once part of the Ayreoshubic Kingdom, which collapsed about 6000 years ago. The collapse caused several tribes to migrate west into unsettled lands who then established small city-states. The city-states remained divided despite sharing a common language, culture and religion, until the spread of Christianity. The Christian Kingdom of Greater Guršaun was founded in 714 when many eastern tribes united because of their new faith. Pagans still outnumbered Christians, and in 792 several pagan tribes united into the Kingdom of Hinchivozh. Then in 884, the Avergísian Emirate was established after the spread of Islam. These three countries were at constant hostility, with none of them achieving significant gains against the others until the rise of Emir Ghor who led the Emirate in conquering Greater Guršaun and Hinchivozh in 1024, establishing the Terranilian Emirate.

Under the Terranilian Emirate, Islam spread to about half the population, while many remained Christian or Pagan. In 1160, the Emirate was overthrown by neopagans, beginning the Kingdom of Terranihil. The new rulers were oppresive to the Muslims and Christians at first, but their harshness dwindled over time. Then the Republic of Terranihil replaced the Kingdom in 1611. An Age of Knowledge began, leading to the spread of new philosophical and political theories. The supremacy of the Secular Party in 1816 is when most historians mark the end of the Age of Knowledge. The authoritarian Secularists held control until the Coup of 1870, which reestablished the republic.

The NPP began to rise in power in 1930 and gained complete control of the government in 1938. The party has prosecuted Muslims and Christians, whose populations have now decreased significantly. Dreichren Ermák has been serving as the seventh Chairman and 50th President of Terranihil since 2009.

Etymology

Teraníl most likely originates from the Old Terranilian words teza meaning refuge and ni'il meaning flat. The words then evolved into tera and níl. Combined, Teraníl means flat refuge, referring to the small expanse of plains near the city of Tolongén. The area may have served as a refuge from Mount Živaž, an active volcano near Tolongén, as well as from the dry Merfát Mountains. Terranihil is the anglicized version.

History

Terranihil has a history dominated by ethnic Terranilians, who populated the land for several millenia. However it has a diverse religious history in which paganism, Christianity, Islam and eventually atheism collided. Terranihil has maintained its independece from any foreign influence since the fall of the Ayreoshibic Kingdom (except in the case of religion).

Pre-Christian Period

Civilization in Terranihil began with the Ayreoshubic Kingdom (Terranilian: Piolgén Ariožubes). Much of the far east of modern-day Terranihil was part of the Kingdom, and Guršaun was a major city within it. The Kingdom was ethnically and linguistically homogenous, speaking ancient Ayreoshubic. In 4000BC, it collapsed, leading to a great migration of humans across the continent. Several tribes traveled west, deeper into the dry and harsh mountains, while some continued living in the remnants of the Kingdom.

One of the tribes that stayed in Guršaun was the Cithosro tribe and established the Republic of Guršaun, which maintained its prominence throughout the pre-kingdom age. Many of the tribes that traveled west settled at water basins, and some reached the western shore. These tribes took with them there culture, pagan relgion, and language, which later evolved into Old Terranilian.

The small settlements grew into city-states that traded and occasionally warred with their neighbors. The kind of government city-states had varied from autocracies to republics to pure democracies, but generally, no matter the form of government, each city-state was dominated by a single tribe or house.

Remains of a building in Hégeis, dating back to 3000 BC

The most prominent city-state for about 1000 years was the Republic of Guršaun, established around 3900 BC and surviving until around 3050 BC. It is the longest lasting country to ever exist on Terranilian land (although the Ayreoshubic Kingdom may have existed for longer). The Republic of Guršaun was led by an elected Vontervežem (which roughly translates to permitted leader in Old Terranilian, reffering to the country electing and permitting the Vontervežem to lead) and had an Alanrein (roughly mean governing group) acting as a legislature. Any citizen could become Vontervežem or run for Alanrein, but the Go'ilol tribe dominated politics in Guršaun. The republic and the Go'ilol were later overthrown by a rival tribe, but form of government of Guršaun proved influencial in the formation of the Republic of Terranihil more than 5000 years later.

The Republic of Guršaun's lengthy existence was a unique case compared to most Terranilian city-states, which collapsed, were overthrown or conquered by other city-states relatively frequently. A few other long-lasting city-states were the Kingdom of Avergís (2900-2250 BC) and the Democracy of Tolongén (1400-950 BC). Uniting the Terranilian tribes was impossible at that time because of the harsh mountains. Hundreds of other small states rose and fall, but several cities survived until today such as Guršaun, Avergís and Tolongén.

Spread of Christianity

Main articles: Christianity in Terranihil and Guršauni Christianity
Statue of [], founder and first king of the Kingdom of Greater Guršaun, located in Guršaun

Jesus Christ (Terranilian: Iza) was born in 7 AD in Isa'bad, which is in modern-day Greater Sacramento. Terranihil was still heavily divided and would remain that way for another seven centuries. Christianity first spread up the eastern coast where the terrain was much more forgiving than the inlands, which is why the religion was slow to spread to central Terranilian city-states. Christian missionaries reached the Kingdom of Guršaun (established in 291 in the mid 4th century and were most likely killed by pagans. However soon the populace began accepting the new religion, and it spread wider than just Guršaun. New Terranilian Christians often retained many beliefs and practices from their pagan religion, which led to a unique demonition of Christianity known Guršauni Christianity.

The King of Guršaun coverted in 512 and made Christianity the official religion. Enforcement was not strict because of the many pagans who still remained. By about two ceturies later, most Terranilians in the east had become Christian, and the King of Guršaun began a campaign to unite the Christian people of Terranihil. He conquered many neighboring city-states, while some peacefully joined him. In 714, he declared the creation of the Chrisitan Kingdom of Greater Guršaun (Terranilian: Piolgén Izáreth er Guršaun Aránt), the first large and unified country in Terranihil. The Kingdom continued to fight against pagans and spread the gospel.

The threat of this united and Christian kingdom panicked many city-states in central Terranihil. Many wanted to unite as well in the face of this new enemy. Tolongén took the lead in trying to create a unified pagan country, and in 792, the Kingdom of Hinchivozh was formed when several pagan city-states agreed to unite. The two kingdom were constantly at war, with niether gaining significant victories against the other. Greater Guršaun was more unified but had the geographical disadvantage; Hinchivozh used the mountainous terrain for defense against eastern invaders.

Spread of Islam

Main Articles: Islam in Terranihil and Alahaz Islam

In 571 AD the Prophet Muhammad was born in Maqqa in modern-day Greater Sacramento. The Christian Kingdom of Greater Guršaun, located in eastern Terranihil, and the pagan Kingdom of Hinchivozh in central Terranihil continued to fight for supremacy over the land and for the destruction of the opponent religion. The continous battles between the two kingdoms are known as the Bari Wars because most of the battles happened in the Bari Valley which connected the two kingdoms.

Avergísian Emirate in green, Kingdom of Hinchivozh in blue, and the Kingdom of Greater Guršaun in red

Islam spread to Terranihil faster than Christianity because trade routes were more established in the time of the Prophet Muhammad than when Christianity was still starting to spread. The new religion was not received well by the Christians in Guršaun, but it made significant conversions in Avergís (an independent pagan city at the time not zealous enough to join the pagan Kingdom of Hinchivozh) and Western Terranihil. Islam had a speedy impact on the city. However Islam did not spread much to the pagans near the massive Merfát Mountains in central Terranihil.

Most of the Avergísian population was converted to Islam, and eventually the Avergísian Emirate was established in 884 AD. The new emirate was one of the first Muslim nations in the world. It quickly began conquering surrounding city-states and preaching Islam. It was successful in capturing most of the land up to the border of the Kingdom of Hinchivozh. The Emirate was independent of the Qunazicana Khalifate and the later Kashiludun Caliphate in Sacramento, however it generally respected the Khalifa and his decrees.

The Avergísian Emirate, Kingdom of Hinchivozh and Kingdom of Guršaun were at constant war for more than 140 years; this period became known as the Era of the Warring Kingdoms. The Emirate and Guršaun assaulted Hinchivozh from the west and east; because of its need to defend two fronts at once, Hinchivozh became the inferior kingdom. The only recorded instance of Guršauni and Avergísian troops meeting in battle was the Battle of Senneskan Sud where the three armies fought eachother.

Terranilian Emirate

Main article: Terranilian Emirate

Semo Mosque in Avergís was built in 1031 under the rule of Emir Ghor

Emir Ghor inherited the throne to the Avergísian Emirate in 1020 and immediatly began reforming the military. He was described as a strong leader, fierce warrior and skilled military strategist. Ghor's goal was to bring an end to the constant warfare against the Kingdom of Hinchivozh. He knew that if he conquered Hinchivozh then the Guršaunis would crusade against Islam, so he sought to conquer both kingdoms. Unlike previous Emirs, spreading Islam was not a main priority; he was a devout Muslim but primarily wanted peace and prosperity.

Ghor invaded Hinchivozh in March of 1021 in what became known as the Ghorian Wars. Ghor conquered the failing Kingdom in thirteen months, something previous leaders failed to do for more than a century. He then attacked the Kingdom of Guršaun, which surrendered in July of 1024. Ghor renamed his nation the Terranilian Emirate to encompass the entirity of his conquered lands. Ghor implemented many aspects of Alahaz Islam into government. Christians and pagans simply had to pay Jizya, a tax on non-Muslims.

There were several Chrisitan and pagan uprisings throughout the Emirate's history, however most non-Muslims were content with the government. The administrative divisions were allowed significant autonomy in order to cater to the needs of the religiously diverse people. The Terranilian Emirate saw peace and prosperity as Emir Ghor hoped.

Second Warring Era

Main article: Second Era of the Warring Kingdoms

In 1160, after 133 years under the unified Terranilian emirate, a coalition of neo-pagan governors led by Camár Bogulón announced their secession and formation of the Kingdom of Terranihil. This led to the Terranilian Civil War. Several Christian governors in eastern Terranihil also declared the formation of the Second Kingdom of Greater Guršaun. The Emirate attempted to maintain unity and mobilized its troops against the two kingdoms. After six years, the Terranilian Emirate ceased its attempts at unification.

Mausoleum of Devraif II the Great in []

Despite the significant decrease in battles fought after the Emirate gave up on unification, no treaties were signed, so several conflicts occurred among the three kingdoms. Unlike the first Era of the Warring Kingdoms, the pagan Kingdom of Terranihil was the superior nation. The Terranilian Emirate had suffered major losses in the civil war, and many Muslims began to lose faith in their now bankrupt Emir. The Christian Kingdom of Greater Guršaun had a much smaller population and size than the Kingdom of Terranihil.

Devraif II the Great of House Ramílon, the king of Terranihil in August of 1257, began the Ramílonic Wars. He first invaded the Kingdom of Guršaun and eventually conquered it in February 1259. He then invaded the Terranilian Emirate in December of 1259 and took Avergís in November of 1262, toppling the 378 year old government (if counted from the establishment of the Avergísian Emirate). Ramílon had once again unified Terranihil.

The Kingdom was oppressive against Muslims and Christians, killing thousands throughout its existence. The Guršaun Massacres in 1291-1308 killed a significant portion of the Guršauni Christian population and began the de-Christianization of Guršaun. Most Christians were killed or removed from Guršaun by the start of the 15th century. However the harshness of the kingdom against Muslims and Christians decreased over time, especially with the rule of Seidert IV the Benevolent from 1399 to 1430, who attempted to solve religious conflicts.

In 1512, Devraif VI abdicated to his cousin his Inkólt of House Mezhitthol, ending the rule of House Ramílon. This event began the movement away from absolute monarchy. The Mezhitthol were more sympathetic to the growing calls for limitations on the monarchy's power.

Constitutional Monarchy

(1520-1820)

Republic of Terranihil

Secular Party

Reformed Republic

Rise of the NPP

Modern Era

Geography

Climate

Demographics

Ethnic Groups

Ethnic minorities in Terranihil

  Póniepans (46.20%)
  Sacramatian (36.44%)
  Malgan (17.14%)
  Other (00.22%)

Languages

Religion

Religion in Terranihil

  Atheists (71.01%)
  Alahaz Muslims (19.45%)
  Póniepan Pagans (2.13%)
  Malgan Christians (1.29%)

Government and Politics

Structure

Administrative Divisions

Laws

Human Rights

Foreign Relations

Terranilian Travel Advisory

Atheist Economic Union

Economy

Crime

February Seven Attack on Guršaun

Free Christian Army

Vigilant Atheists

Terranilian Muslim Freedom Fighters


Culture

Art

Cuisine

Sports

Other Articles

Religion in Terraconserva

  Creeperian Catholicism (24.70%)
  Other Christian (34.59%)
  Islam (13.23%)
  Pagan (8.20%)
  Non-religious / Atheist (19.28%)

Native languages of Terraconserva

  Spanish (38.004%)
  Eminopler (13.369%)
  Quebecshirite (11.405%)
  Malgan (10.078%)
  Eusay (10.077%)
  Gandorian (8.308%)
  Davinish (4.917%)
  Terranilian (2.707%)
  Morovan (.739%)
  Senvarian/Senvekian (.396%)