Alte Bruderschaft

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Weranian Premier Otto von Hößlin (left) with former Estmerish Prime Minister Reginald Wilton-Smyth in 2018. Wilton-Smyth and von Hößlin were seen as particularly committed to the Alte Bruderschaft.

The Alte Bruderschaft (Estmerish: Old Brotherhood) is a term often used to describe the special relationship between Estmere and Werania, in the form of the close culutral, diplomatic, economic, political and military relations that the two nations share. Both countries share a historic relationship, and the two have shared an alliance in one form or another since Weranian Unification; as such, the two have participated jointly in a number of conflicts, such as the War of the Triple Alliance, the Great War, the Solarian War, the Kirenian-Weranian War and the Tsabaran Civil War.

The term was first coined by Weranian foreign minister Adolf Ritter von Kral in 1883, following the peaceful resolution of the Lake Edward dispute. It was used more broadly in the run up to the Great War The term has subsequently been used by leaders and commentators from both countries.

Historically, the bruderschaft has greatly influenced Euclea. Starting with Estmerish support for the unification of Werania, the relationship and alliance between the two countries would later serve as the primary anchor around which the Grand Alliance was built. The relationship was instrumental in Werania's accession to the Euclean Community, and within the EC the two countries have repeatedly acted together in mutual interest.

The strength of the Alte Bruderschaft has fluctuated over time, and its political component is seen as dependent on the leadership of the two countries. There have been a number of particularly close relationships among the heads of government of the two countries, such as between Viktor Beer-Hofmann and Fabian Young, between Ludolf Ostermann and Robert Reynolds, between Heidi Reid and Rasa Šimonytė, and recently between Reginald Wilton-Smyth and Otto von Hößlin. Critics have disputed the extent of the Bruderschaft, particularly in terms of its political, diplomatic and military aspects.

Name and terminology

Weranian foreign minister Adolf Ritter von Kral made the first recorded use of the term in 1883, in conversation with the Estmerish ambassador and the Weranian press. This was following the conclusion of the Lake Edward dispute, in which Werania and Estmere peacefully resolved a colonial border crisis. Von Kral hailed the Alte Bruderschaft that the two nations shared. He made note of the shared history and culture of the two countries, commenting on the mutual influences on each nation's cuisine, culture and political systems. After it's use by von Kral, the term became widely used in both Estmere and Werania, and has been used by leaders and commentators from both countries since.

Country comparison

Werania Weranian Confederation Estmere Commonwealth of Estmere
Flag Werania Estmere
Coat of Arms Werania Coat of Arms.png Estmere Arms.png
Anthem Was ist des Ostischen Vaterland? There'll Always Be an Estmere
Population 58,693,219 59,094,450
Area 586,495 km2 (226,447 sq mi) 284,874 km2 (109,990 sq mi)
Population density 100.07/km2 (259.1/mi2) 198.40/km2 (513.9/mi2)
Capital city Westbrücken Morwall
Largest city Wiesstadt – 2,567,852 Morwall – 8,789,507
Established March 17, 1842 May 1, 1936
Government Federal parliamentary elective monarchy Federal parliamentary constitutional republic
Head of State Federal President Charlotte II President Alice Roberts
Head of Government Premier Anton Raicevich Prime Minister Zoe Halivar
Legislature Bundestag Parliament
Official language Weranian Estmerish
Main religions
HDI 0.925 0.919
GDP (nominal) $2.631 trillion $2.533 trillion
GDP (nominal) per capita $42,045 $44,826
GDP (PPP) $2.768 trillion $2.605 trillion
GDP (PPP) per capita $44,231 $46,091
Nuclear warheads
180/220 110/275


Relationships of the Alte Bruderschaft
Duration Prime Minister Premier
1934–1937 Godfredson Röttgen
1937–1938 Godfredson von Pittermann
1938–1939 Montgomerie von Pittermann
1939 Montgomerie Nischwitz
1939–1941 Gilbert Nischwitz
1941 Gilbert zu Kolbenheyer
1941–1944 Holmes zu Kolbenheyer
1941–1949 Holmes Rössler
1949 Moore Rössler
1949–1950 Spencer Rössler
1950 Spencer von Günther
1950–1953 Spencer Beer-Hofmann
1953–1955 Young Beer-Hofmann
1955 Young Vogel
1955–1960 Spencer Vogel
1960–1961 Spencer Stahl
1961–1963 FitzHubert Stahl
1963–1965 Hamilton Wiefelspütz
1965–1966 Hamilton Wiefelspütz
1966 Mosset Wiefelspütz
1966–1967 Mosset von Münstermann
1967–1969 Lawson von Münstermann
1969–1972 Lawson Welskopf-Henrich
1972 Lawson Wiefelspütz
1972–1973 Prentice Wiefelspütz
1973–1975 Armstrong Wiefelspütz
1975–1976 Armstrong Zollitsch
1976–1980 Mosset Zollitsch
1980 Mosset Vinkauskas
1980–1981 Lowe Vinkauskas
1981–1984 Reynolds Vinkauskas
1984–1990 Reynolds Ostermann
1990–1992 Smith Ostermann
1992–1993 Phillips Ostermann
1993–1997 Phillips Löscher
1997–1998 Hamilton Löscher
1998–1999 Stephenson Löscher
1999 Stephenson Šimonytė
1999–2008 Reid Šimonytė
2008–2009 Hawkins Šimonytė
2009–2011 Hawkins Wittmann
2011–2012 Hawkins Koopmann
2012–2013 Dawson Koopmann
2013–2015 Dawson Oberhauser
2015–2016 Baskerville Oberhauser
2016–2018 Graham Oberhauser
2018 Graham Felder
2018–2019 Wilton-Smyth Felder
2019–2021 Wilton-Smyth von Hößlin
2021 Halivar von Hößlin

Origins and background

Contemporary relations

Military co-operation

Economic policy and trade relationship

Shared foreign policy

Cultural connections

Public opinion