This article belongs to the lore of Ajax.

Ajax

Ajax
Emblem of the Forum of Nations.png
DemonymGlobal
Worldwide
International
Countries47
(several disputed)

The world is the combination of the planet and all the life on it. In the context of humanity, the world references the entire collective of human civilization, including all nations, peoples, and societies. It is made up of 7 continents and 5 oceans, containing at least 47 nations.

Continents

A continental map of the world, in 2-dimension.

Belisaria

Belisaria is a continent located on the Northern Hemisphere, northeast of the Global Center. It is surrounded, clockwise from the North, by the Boreios Sea, the fellow continent Ochran by land, the Periclean Sea, the North Thalassan Ocean, and the Sea of Ghant. It is the western part of the Belisario-Ochrani supercontinent. It is divided from Ochran through the TBD Mountains in its east, and through continuous waterways from the TBA Sea by Thraysia, flowing into the Periclean Sea through to the North Thalassan Ocean. Although not completely its own landmass, Belisaria is accorded its status as a distinct continent given its sprawling size and the important human civilizations that originated and developed there.

It is the fourth largest continent, eclipsed in size by Ochran, Norumbia, and Oxidentale. Its political geography is divided between 18 sovereign nations, of which Cynereth, a historically isolationist and insular country, is the largest. Several other large states include North Ottonia, Latium, Lihnidos, and Arthurista. Collectively, the Belisarian nations have a population of approximately 850 million people. The Belisarian climate, given much of the continent is in the higher latitudes and due to North Thalassan oceanic wind currents is colder and drier, especially in the northwest and north/far north. It is more temperate and cool-to-warm in the central, inland regions of the continent. In the far south along the Periclean coast, it is warm-to-hot, with mild, rainy winters and hot, semi-humid summers.

Belisaria is the birthplace of Hellenic and Latin civilizations in antiquity. Well into ancient history, it had trade and documented ties to Scipia, western Ochran, Ghant, and disputably Norumbia. During the medieval period, the Christianization of Belisaria from former Latinic lands in the south of the continent north and eastward introduced new social values and economic development, while the continental states slowly centralized over the centuries from fractured fiefdoms and small kingdoms into larger empires and trans-continental powers. By the early modern period, exploration, art, and scientific revolutions led to blossoming political ties and trade networks abroad, including the Jade Road in Ochran, the Northern Scipian coastal states, and religious and exploratory expeditions into Norumbia and beyond.

The Industrial Revolution emerged in western Belisaria, and alongside it new economic, political, and social ideas came about from the Arthuristan Illumination, which spread to Scipia, Norumbia, Ochran, and further. The Age of Discovery saw Latin, Arthuristan, and other explorers and traders "fill in the map" to contact to other advanced civilizations in East Ochran and Oxidentale. The 18th, 19th, and early 20th century was characterized by rising nationalism, modernization, and industrialization, including a number of revolutions and wars. In late modernity, Belisaria saw an emerging geopolitical status quo of peace and restraint of use of arms. Currently, the continent enjoys an era of prosperity and stronger intrastate relations.

Ghant

The continent of Ghant is comprised solely of the nation of Ghant, just west of the Global Center of the Northern Hemisphere. It's surrounded, clockwise from the North, by the northern polar ice regions, the Borleis Sea, the Sea of Ghant, and the Northern Thalassan Ocean. It is approximately equidistant between Norumbia and Belisaria. It is the smallest continent, narrowly smaller than Malaio.

The continent-nation of Ghant has a population of approximately 55.5 million. Ghant has a subarctic climate, with long, usually very cold winters, and short, cool to mild summers. Temperatures vary greatly from north to south, with the southern areas having more balanced, temperate seasons then the north.

Ghant is home to the Ghantish culture, a unique and remote society unlike any other, despite later religious and social ties to Belisaria and parts of Norumbia. It is one of the so-called "cradles of civilizations," with a written and oral history dating back perhaps up to 12,000 years old. The continent has folklore and customs dating to antiquity that discuss early kingdoms and alleged supernatural elements in Ghantish prehistory. The historical record suggests the first Ghantish civilization originated in the far south and developed northward over thousands of years. Cold weather, rugged terrain, and uneven crop-growing soil fractured early Ghantish petty states and fiefdoms. By the middle of the medieval period, the first Ghantish state of some power, Kingdom of Low Ghant, in southern Ghant emerged, and developed extensive ties to other fiefdoms to its north and to both Belisaria and Norumbia. Low Ghant's throne was inherited by a Belisarian Ottonian dynasty, which caused political and social tumult. Alongside this, the Black Death hit the continent, causing great population loss and social upheaval.

The continent suffered next under a series of religious wars in the late medieval and early modern era, with conflicting local pagans, Fabrian Catholics, and Protestant Christians all trying to lay claim to Ghantish society. King Samuel V of Low Ghant in the 17th century was crowned the first "King of Ghant" and reconciled the religious divide, as well as pressing north (continued by his descendants) to absorb more independent kingdoms under Low Ghant's rule, which comprised most of the 18th century. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Ghant underwent the Industrial Revolution, aided by the unification of the whole continent in 1800 under Nathan I, who took the title Emperor. The century and a half from the dawn of the 19th century until the middle of the 20th century was characterized by numerous civil wars and conflicts between the centralizing monarchy in the south and local "Great Lords" in the center and north of the country.

In the later years of the 20th century and into the 21st century, Ghant has become a settled nation, increasingly looking outwards. Despite its more recent domestic calm and prosperity, it still maintains uneven development by modern standards, with the north in many places still reflecting an almost medieval state of being while the south and coasts are modern and urbanized. It has developed extensive oil deposits inside its borders, becoming a petrostate. Its recent elected leaders have emphasized human rights and self-determination. It is considered by many in the Western Monarchies as a "Great Power."

Ochran

Oxidentale

Malaio

Norumbia

Scipia

Subcontinents

Chersonia

List of Nations in Ajax

Short and formal names Capital Population Notes
 Aretias – Kingdom of Aretias and the Mysians Evros 865,577 Unitary absolute monarchy
 Arthurista – Arthuristan Commonwealth Loweport 87,565,046 Parliamentary democracy
 Ascalzar – Principality of Ascalzar Ascalzar 852,407 Unitary parliamentary dual monarchy
 Ayeli – Imperial State of Ayeli Gadu 381,366 Imperial republic
 Ayvana – Princely States of Ayvana Sargenari 165,787,757 Confederation
 Belfras – Belfrasian Federation Thessalona 110,000,000 Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy
 Besmenia - Federal Republic of Besmenia Lait City 35,179,857 Federal parliamentary democracy
 Cynereth – Concordance of Cynereth Laeleath 69,243,525 Theocratic monarchy with limited local democracy
 Drevstran – Republic of Drevstran Angrast 42,132,445 Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
 Enyama – Federal States of Enyama Karasuna 68,783,232 Federal presidential republic
 Fabria – Holy See of Fabria Fabria City 1,000 Parliamentary constitutional monarchy
 Fahran – Second Gheirav Republic of Fahran Haqara 35,084,331 Unitary presidential constitutional republic
 Garima – Kingdom of Garima Hauptburg 60,232,383 Parliamentary constitutional federal monarchy
 Garza – Kingdom of Garza Ciudad Garza 7,903,138 Parliamentary constitutional federal monarchy
 Ghant – Ghant Ghish 55,482,192 Parliamentary constitutional federal monarchy
 Gelonia – Kingdom of Gelonia Oxonia 10,431,981 Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
 Gran Aligonia – United Republic of Gran Aligonia Villa Romera 689,242 Unitary presidential republic
 Gristol-Serkonos – United Kingdom and Constitutional Union of Gristol and Serkonos Pontiac-Bernadotte 64,834,000 Federal parliamentary constitutional diarchy
 Iskail – August and Illustrious Union of Iskail Kllaiakjè 7,698,419 Federal parliamentary republic
Template:Country data Juwari – Clan-State of Juwari Aisin Gemun 85,690,420 Federal technocratic 'Juwari socialist' monarchy
 Keuland – Kingdom of Keuland Kalda 4,957,361 Unitary absolute monarchy
 Latium – Latin Empire Castellum ab Alba 87,216,912 Unitary parliamentary executive monarchy
 Lihnidos – Lihnidosi Empire Arcadia 72,420,744 Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
 Lion's Rock – Dominion of Lion's Rock Lion's Rock 5,469,700 Parliamentary republic
 Lyncanestria – Empire of Lyncanestria Villeneuve 64,854,527 Federal constitutional parliamentary democracy
Messidor Union Messidor Union Vaux 52,314,445 Syndicalist federation
 Mutul – Divine Kingdom of Mutul Kalak'Muul 119,899,702 Absolute monarchy
 Onekawa-Nukanoa – Ngāti Onekawa-Nukanoa Takutaiwhero 62,010,060 Federal absolute monarchy
 Ostrozava – Primární Republika Ostrozavská Karsko 77,204,940 Socialist federal constitutional republic
 North Ottonia – Ottonian Federal Republic Innsboro 96,768,590 Federal presidential democratic republic
 South Ottonia - Union of Ottonia St. Mikel 33,612,849 Federal Constitutional monarchy
 Pulau Keramat – The Confederate League of Pulau Keramat Kopiona Poi 83,452,600 Confederated constitutional republic
 Sante Reze – Most Eminently Serene Noble Republic of Sante Reze San Gianpiero 105,430,000 Noble republic
 Skaldafen Confederation – Skaldafen Confederation Kæp Jriak 91,479,732 Confederated martial oligarchy
 Sudmark – Kingdom of Sudmark Soddenburg 9,731,816 Parliamentary constitutional federal monarchy
 Sydalon – Kingdom of Sydalon Sydalon 14,695,000 Unitary absolute monarchy
 Talakh – Emirate of Talakh Nashifah 11,676,115 Unitary semi-constitutional monarchy
 Thraysia – Thraysian Empire Konstantinopolis 94,593,874 Semi-federal absolute monarchy
 Tikal – Free State of Tikal Tikal City 248,660 Parliamentary republic
 Tsensurii – Kritarchy of Tsensurii Magghlessi 4,563,913 Technocratic kritarchy
 Tsurushima – Daitoa Enlightened Republic Asahina 126,672,000 Directorial technocratic socialist federal republic
 Tulura – Federation of Tulura Arimal 151,852,865 Igomlaku federation
 Uluujol – Khaganate of Uluujol Osh 101,564,393 Semi-federal absolute monarchy
Template:Country data Valgtea – Blessed Republic of Valgtea Engelhavn 142,856,836 Totalitarian socialist theocracy
 Vardana – Republic of Vardana Hrazdan 51,202,572 Federal directorial republic
 Yisrael – Kingdom of Yisrael Yerushalayim 20,204,951 Federal presidential constitutional monarchy

See also