Alemannic Empire

Alemannic Empire

Alemannisches Reich
1409–1524
Flag of Alemannic Empire
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CapitalTanaus
Common languagesOld High Alemannic
GovernmentAbsolute Monarchy
Kaiser 
• 1409–1434
Friedrich I (first)
• 1520–1524
Willem Uller I (last)
History 
• Established
1409
• Collapse
1524

The Alemannic Empire (Alemannic: Alemannisches Reich (sometimes Alemanisches Reich, especially in Tudonian), pronounced: [ˌʔaːləˈma(ː)nɪʃəs ˈʁaɪ̯ç] (Mascyllary) or [ˌɑːləˈmɑ(ː)niʃəs ˈrɛɪ̯x] (Tudonian)), or, alternatively, Alemannia (Alemannic: Alemannien (sometimes Alemanien, especially in Tudonian), pronounced: [ˌʔaːləˈma(ː)ni̯ə̯n] (Mascyllary) or [ˌɑːləˈmɑ(ː)ni̯ə̯n] (Tudonian)), was an empire located within the Eastern Asuran region of Alemannia in the 115 years between 1409 AD and 1524 AD. The Empire contributed greatly to the expansion and dominance of Alemannic culture within most of Alemannia and to the demise of Nemanic culture with the exception of the Similians. Once a major military power and technological center in North-Eastern Asura, the Empire collapsed in 1524, following the assassination of Kaiser Willem Uller I, last of the Salian dynasty, by the Duke of Boehmern.

Today, the territory once controlled by the Empire is mostly part of Mascylla and Tudonia. The shared Alemannic culture has contributed to greater cooperation between some of its successor-countries, most notably, between Mascylla and Tudonia, resulting in the creation of the Alemmanic Treaty, and paved the way for the later formation of the ATSA.

Furthermore, calls for the creation of a new Alemannic state (Alemannic: Großallemannien) are still present within parts of Alemannic society, with some calling for a unified pan-Alemannic state. However, support for such movements and ideas varies greatly among regions of Alemannia.

History

Before the Alydianization of Alemannia, the region had been ruled by local Alemannic tribes. With the establishing of Crusader States and later the founding of the Ragucin Empire, the first states were founded, though most of them collapsed by the time the fundament for the Alemannic Empire was laid, including the Ragucin Empire just five years prior. In 1409, the Salish dynasty (Alemannic: Salier) under Friedrich I managed to expand their territory from Wadersborn into surrounding areas, and conquering a large area in only a few decades.

In 1424, the capital was moved from Wadersborn to Tanaus after disputes between the Salians and the local religious leaders. A change in the administrative structure of the Empire followed, which manifested itself in excessive centralization.

During the 1500s and 1510s, imperial administration tried to implement reforms, resulting in large parts of the nobility losing at least parts of their land. This, in turn, made them dislike the Salians which got increasingly disconnected from the needs of the nobility. In 1524, Willem Uller I was assassinated by the Duke of Boehmern, marking the beginning of the collapse of the Alemannic Empire. It would go on to collapse into dozens of sovereign and semi-sovereign states in the months following the assassination.

Alemannic Re-unification

Alemannic re-unification remains an important political issue within modern Alemannic politics. Attempts to bring Alemannic nations closer together has seen some successes in the creation of binding treaties during the 20th century. However other political figures have stated a more extensive agenda, including the creation of a single-market, currency union and even the formation of a single Alemannic state to counter external influences within the region.

Mascylla

Tudonia

See also: Foreign relations of Tudonia#Alemannia

In Tudonia, pan-Alemannism has been a controversial topic since the establishment of the modern Tudonian nation after the Tudonia Unification Wars in 1836. Although some have called for a Großalemannien in the years following unification, most nationalism in Tudonia has been specifically Tudonian nationalism rather than pan-Alemannic nationalism.

The idea of a single Alemannic state has become especially important in the early to mid-20th century. By then, however, Tudonian national identity had formed to be relatively powerful among the general population. After the Second Great War, pan-Alemannism in Tudonia has mostly been advocated for by various radical or extremist groups from different parts of the political spectrum, and, because of this, it is now generally associated with such groups as the KEA.

Eventhough the concept of an Alemannia unified under a single country is not a very widespread one in Tudonia, a core element of Tudonian foreign policy has been the establishing and fostering of warm relations with other Alemannic countries.