Caldan Union

Caldan Union of the Resurgent Dream

Motto: Spem Reduxit
Anthem: "Caldas the Free"
Official languagesEnglish
Recognised regional languagesApatan, Arabic, Greek, Inuktitut, Scots, Welsh
GovernmentFederal parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Queen
Lola Foster
House of Representatives
• Coronation of Charles
31 January 1788
• Union
27 September 1839
• 2019 estimate
317 million
• 2016 census
302 million
GDP (PPP)estimate
• Per capita
S250,451 (2,813th)
GDP (nominal)estimate
• Per capita
S250,451 (2,813th)
very high · 2,002nd
CurrencyCaldan Sterling (CLS)
Time zoneUTC-3 to -8
• Summer (DST)
UTC-2 to -7
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy AD
Driving sideright
Calling code+9

The Caldan Union of the Resurgent Dream is a nation in the Western Atlantic. It consists of fourteen provinces. Ten of the provinces have been part of the Caldan Union since its foundation or shortly thereafter and are known as historic or contiguous Caldas. The other four are located further south and became part of the Caldan Union in the 21st century. The Caldan Union shares land borders with Laneria, Balthorvia, Pantocratorian Ambara, Gantara, and Knootoss. Its capital is Tarana and its other major cities are Narich, Caer Gawen, Merotte, Marea, Fath, and St. Casimir. The Caldan Union contains sparsely populated expanses of tundra and forest while 81% of the population is concentrated in urban and suburban areas. The Caldan Union's climate varies significantly over its territory. Three Caldan provinces are arctic and sub-arctic, while two are tropical and two are comfortably in the southern hemisphere.

The earliest human inhabitants of what is now historic Caldas were the Apatan who arrived from the Sabari Steppes before 300 BCE. There is also evidence of some Germanic settlements in southern Tasat as early as 300 CE. Camveni arrived in Tasat from Excalbia in 595 CE. Their ancestors had come from the British Isles. Their leader, Maddan married Hoelun, an Apatan princess and the daughter of Setsen, the locally predominant Apatan chieftain. Inuit peoples first arrived in northern Caldas in the 11th century. English and Scottish settlement began in the 16th century. Around the same time, French-speaking traders and trappers from the Southern Low Countries began to establish permanent settlements along the shores of Lake Moldon in what is today Arcadia. After the Glorious Revolution in England and Scotland, most Caldans remained loyal to the Jacobite cause, leading to the Jacobite Wars in the Western Atlantic. A century later, Charles, a natural child of Charles III by Elizabeth Elwell, was the beneficiary of a deathbed legitimation which was accepted by the Parliaments of Anata, New Arundel, and Prince James Island as making him the rightful King of England and of Ireland and by the Parliament of Edina as making him the rightful King of Scotland. He was also invited to a royal title by the National Assembly of Arcadia and, by virtue of his marriage to [[Marged ferch