Acronia

Union of Acronian Kingdoms

Union de Royaumes Acroniens
Flag of Acronius
Flag
Coat of arms of Acronius
Coat of arms
Motto: Nemo Me Impune Lacessit
(Latin: No one provokes me with impunity)
Location in Atlas
Location in Atlas
CapitalLionsgate
Largest cityDefense
Official languagesFrench · English
Recognised regional languagesCantoneseDauphinoisJapaneseOccitanSurin
Ethnic groups
(2015)
68.7% White
10.1% Asian
9.2% Black
5.3% Mixed
6.7% Other
Demonym(s)Acronian
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• King
Francis III a
• President
Jules Patry
• Vice President
Angus Duckworth
• Leader of the National Assembly
Didier Lazare
• Head of External Affairs
Leonard Elliott
• Head of Parliament
Bernard Cossney
• Head of Justice
Eden Santa Cruz
LegislatureNational Assembly
Parliament
Chamber of Representatives
Establishment
• Grand Acronia
25 November 6 CE
• Grand Acronian Empire
24 January 920
• Kingdom of Acronia
15 April 1696
• Union of Acronian Kingdoms
23 June 1904
Area
• Total
1,057,408 km2 (408,268 sq mi)
Population
• 2016 census
208,525,213
• Density
197.2/km2 (510.7/sq mi)
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
• Total
$9.6 trillion
• Per capita
$46,038
HDI0.959
very high
CurrencyAcronian Franc (AFR)
Calling code+42
  1. Largely ceremonial role

The Union of Acronian Kingdoms, commonly known as Acronia, the Acronian Union, the AU, the UAK, or the AK, is a unitary parliamentary republic and presidential constitutional monarchy in Atlas. Comprising 20 provinces further organized into 90 departments, mainland Acronia is situated on the Elysian subcontinent at the westernmost point of contiguous Vesperia, with its immediate island holdings jutting out westward from the Acronian Sea into the Fale Ocean. The Union also consists of 3 autonomous districts: Astonbury; Juk Long; and Valdiu, as well as the Acronian Far-East Territories, bringing the Union to a total of 21 provinces and 99 departments. The nation shares land borders with the Osotia to the northeast, Saizy to the east, Odentia and the Lyonine Empire to the southeast, as well as Chilokver via Juk Long. The nation is flanked by the Acronian Sea and the Fale Ocean to the west, the Carnegie Sea to the south, and the Mistral Sea to the north. Encompassing roughly 1.05 million square kilometers (approximately 650 million square miles) populated by 208.5 million people, Acronia occupies 5 time zones, possesses land on 3 continents, and is the 11th largest nation by area in Atlas. Possessing a diverse climate ranging from subtropical to tundra, Acronia is a highly mountainous country, with 70% of its territory above 1,000 meters above sea level. The Acronian Union's highest point is Aegran Ridge, which stands at an altitude of 6,828 meters.

History

Prehistory

Era of Warring States (139 BCE–6 CE)

Period of Ten Kings (139 BCE–33 BCE)

Aegran-Montfortian Wars (33 BCE–6 CE)

Grand Acronia (6 CE–946)

Saxone conquests (42 CE–50 CE)

Vikingr Invasion (894–900)

Grand Acronian Empire (920–1696)

Bellicosum (1545–1696)

Acronian Wars of Piracy (1549-1665)
Colonial expansion (1552–1696)
War of Three Queens (1667–1671)
Acronian Civil War (1682–1692)
Separated Acronia (1692–1696)

Contemporary Acronia (1903–present)

First Great War (1903–1911)

Blue Rebellion (1903–1904)
War at large (1904–1911)

Interwar period (1911–1938)

Second Great War (1938–1946)

Parabellum (1946–1988)

Surin War (1968-1975)

Modern period (1988–present)

Geography

The Free Union of Acronius's territory includes a group of four islands known as the Acronian Overseas Territories (also referred to as 'mini-Acronius by many Acronians) off the coast of the Neo Philippine Empire, as well as land in northwestern Strøltenheim (also referred to as 'the mainland' by many Acronians') separated into thirty different provinces. The mainland is split in half by the Anneau River, which historically served as both the border between the First Republic of Acronius and the Chancellory of Acronius, and continues to separate the two up to this day as an ethnolinguistic border between the Francophones and Anglophones in Acronius, and disgorges into the Fale Ocean.

Two principally mountainous regions exist within the Free Union. The Khionan Mountains dominate the northeastern area of the nation, with its culminant point of elevation being Aegran Ridge, which stands at 5,986 meters. Several major cities, namely Aiguebelle, Arleaux, Azemont, and Vaumont, are situated within the mountain range. The Flaxen Mountains are situated in the west of the nation, along the border with Adampia, and is one of the most mineral-rich areas on the continent, with minerals such as gold and emerald abundant and extracted from several mines owned and operated by various corporate entities. The Great Northwestern Tundra covers a large amount of the centre of Acronius, with Lake Bruxelles and Dead Sands covering most of the Free Union's eastern coastline. Forests and grasslands make up the remaining southeast areas of the nation.

Administrative divisions

Provinces and Departments of Acronia
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Region
Capital
Provinces
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Aegrus
Copper Bluff
30px Concordia
30px Flaxen Plains
30px South Aegrus
30px Ventress
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Carnegie Islands
Carnegie Town
30px Grand Carnegie
30px Parley
30px Teague Reef
30px Warmwater
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Cenis
Thégra
30px Dauphiné
30px Gapence
Drapeau fr département Côte-d'Or.svg Hilairie
30px Montrésor
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Corcyre
Génépy
30px Bellevarde
30px Datcha
30px Rogoney
30px Solaise
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Far-West Territories
Takigakure
30px Fū Island
30px Genbu Island
30px Hoshigara Island
30px Kaiten Island
30px Kantō Island
30px Mara Island
30px Rengedō Island
30px Sakumo Island
30px Shiranui Island
30px Tenchi Island
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Mistralie
Olloix
30px Îles-Deloffre
30px Meurthe
30px Nanterre
30px Thauvy
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Montfort
Defense
30px Briante
30px Cancavelle
Defense flag.png Defense
30px Îles-du-Nord
30px Malestroit
30px Torigne
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Pandora
Marrowfield
30px Cape Hope
30px Thousand Cuts
30px Three Horns
30px Three Horns Valley
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Polverouse
Montecristo
30px Côte Brave
30px Palame
30px Saint-Christophe
30px Teriot
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Sheridan Island
Lionsgate
30px Alexandria
30px Greater Lionsgate
30px Lion's Coast
30px Lower Ranskee
30px Ranskee Lake
30px Upper Ranskee

Environment

Politics

Government

Law

Foreign Relations

Military

Equipment of the Acronian Military Forces 1st Special Operations Group 5th Special Operations Group

Sciences

Demographics

Ethnic groups

Major cities

The Free Union is a highly urbanized country, with its largest cities (in terms of metropolitan area population) in 2011 being Defense (25,850,073 inh.), Lionsgate (13,234,442), Aberdeen (11,171,442), Delancey (9,034,812), Scunthorpe (8,878,239), Olloix (8,634,812), Arleaux (8,007,652), Juilly (7,553,320), and Royston (6,788,239). Acronius also participates in the governance of it's highly autonomous city state, Astonbury, which is listed just ahead of Delancey in population, surpassing the 9.1 million mark. (Note: There are significant differences between the metropolitan population figures just cited and those in the following table, which only include the core population). Rural flight was a perennial political issue throughout most of the 20th century.

Language

Religion

Religion in the Free Union of Acronius
Religion Percentage
Church of Acronius
8.1%
Christianity
3.2%
Judaism
1.9%
Islam
1.2%
Other
2.9%

Acronius has a mainly atheist and agnostic population. According to a survey in January 2015, only 20.4% of the population described themselves as a person of faith, while only 17.3% of the population affiliated themselves with a specific religion (with the remaining 3.1% of the population identifying as deists), making the Free Union one of the most atheist nations in the region of Atlas. The most predominant religions are: Church of Acronius (8.1%), Christianity (3.2%), Judaism (1.9%), and Islam (1.2%). The First and Fourth Amendments of the Golden Edict guarantee religious freedom, and prevents legislation favoring any religion over another. In addition, discrimination based on religion is illegal, with the sole exception of hate speech.

Culture

Music

The Acronian rock band Genisys pioneered the rock movement in Atlas during the 1960s.

Cuisine

File:Cheese Fondue.jpeg
Cheese fondue, a typical Acronian dish.