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|Friedrich I (first)|
|Willem Uller I (last)|
The Alemannic Empire (German language|Alemannic: Alemannisches Reich, IPA:Help/German|pronounced: [aːləˈmaːnɪʃəs ˈʁaɪ̯ç] (Mascyllary) or [ɑːləˈmɑːniʃəs ˈreɪ̯x] (Tudonian)), or alternatively Alemannia was an empire located within the Eastern Asuran region of Alemannia between 640 CE and 1283 CE. The Empire contributed greatly to the expansion and dominance of Alemannic culture within the far eastern part of Asura. Once a major military power and technological center in Aeia, the Empire was dissolved in 1283 following the assassination of Kaiser Willem Uller I, last of the Salian dynasty, by the Duke of Bhomern.
Today the territory once controlled by the Empire is part of Kavalerilant, Mascylla and Tudonia. The shared Alemannic culture has contributed to greater cooperation between some the countries, 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.
The Salians were a dynasty first established in modern day Tyronova as the Salinsch tribe. As the tribe expanded in antiquity, it became a more civilized confederacy of other, smaller tribes united under the banner of the Salian family, descended from the original leader of the tribe. Wars with the Hergic Bhomr tribe resulted in the Salians expanding further east, to the River Wittis where they established a new trade and naval front to their growing empire. By 500, with the collapse of Fiorentine influence in the area, the Salians, with the help of returning Varangians that were offered a new life fighting for the dynasty, began to build up a strong navy and military, winning many wars in quick succession. The Bhomr and Laurr tribes were both fully annexed, followed by the western Tyronovan peoples who were also subjagated. By 550, the Salians, who had established themselves as a large financial dynasty, creating the first "banks" in the areas they controlled, beckoning gold and riches to the outside world leading to foreign tribal support and a perspective of glory from even the most hostile kingdoms. It was this that led to the Salians great influence as they swiftly conquered the Alemannic empire, and soon enough, beyond.
Salians established settlements via naval expansion on the island of Carnielsberg and went as far as Steorrnaland to extend their trading power and territorial influence. The Kingdom of Lowletin in northern Alemannia, the descendant of the Sovmaric clans and the holder of the great river-port of Raeberg, was indifferent to the Salians in the dynasty's growing phases, but as the Salians and the Lowletinics began to rival over the Lower Bhomern area, hostilities rose, mainly on the river. The Salians naval force was superior, quickly securing control of the Wittis Basin and establishing the trade-village and naval go-to port of Saliaca, a city now not existent in any way or form. It's existence is questioned. The city was burned soon after the collapse of the Empire. By 600 most of present-day Tyronova and northern Alemmania were controlled by the Salians. However, a new ruler, Rodrich Wilhelm, was intent on radical expansion of Salia, and the unity of all Alemannic peoples.
Fall of Tyronova
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.
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.