Casilló y Réal

Constitutional Corric Kingdom of Casilló and Réal

Reino Corric Constitucional de Casilló y Réal
Flag of Casilló y Réal
Flag
National Arms of Casilló y Réal
National Arms
Motto: 
  • A Ti, Reciprocidad
  • Unto You, Reciprocity
Anthem: 
  • Himno de Buen Ánimo
  • Anthem of Good Cheer

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Royal anthem
  • Señor Gracia de Rége
  • His Grace the King

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CapitalEleçeron
Largest cityCosta Tranquíla
Official languagesCorric
Recognised regional languagesReóran, Arranzic
Ethnic groups
(2021)
Corric (73%)
Reóran (9%)
Arranzic (8%)
Other (6%)
Demonym(s)Corric
GovernmentParliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
• Rége
Sebastián II de Naranza
Gabriella Orellana
Diego Escuerdo
LegislatureMinistria de Asamblea Popular
Cámara de la Nobleza
Cámara de la Población
Consolidation 
of the Kingdom of Casilló and the Duchy of Réal
• Marital Consolidation of Territories, King Felipe III & Duchess Alicia la Joven
1584
• Kingdom of Corric
1587
• First Constitution of the Kingdom of Corric
1659
• Reorganization of Administrative Regions
1710
• Kingdom of Casilló and Réal
1783
Population
• 2021 estimate
42,112,000
• 2018 census
40,482,331
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$826.43 billion
• Per capita
$20,414
Gini (2016)32.1
medium
HDI (2016)0.873
very high
CurrencyRegnes (REG (ℜ)
Date formatyy-mm-dd
Driving sideright
Calling code+861
ISO 3166 codeCR, CYR
Internet TLD.cyr

The Constitutional Corric Kingdom of Casilló y Réal is a country located on the south-eastern portion of the continent. It is bordered to the south and east by the ocean and by its neighbors in other directions. Casilló y Réal is a united post-feudal state, which consolidated into one nation four hundred and thirty years ago from the Kingdom of Casilló and the Kingdom of Réal. With a combined national history going back almost 1800 years, Casilló y Réal is a cultural and vacation destination for many around the world. The territory, though largely peaceful now, has been fought over between the former feudal states for much of the time they existed. The first inhabitants were the Andorra people, which split off into the Reóran and Arranzic ethnic groups which settled Réal and Casilló respectively. These groups ruled over neighboring territory and feuded for nearly 600 years over sole control. Conflicts during this period include the Invasion of Valle de María, the War of the Red River, and the Sieges of Eleçeron.

Five hundred years ago, the Kingdom of Réal was conquered after the Thirty-Years’ Bloodshed, a brutal war instigated by King Felipe I ‘the Bloody’ of Casilló. This saw most of the adult members of the House of Carreteó, rulers of Réal, slain, and the military dominance of the Arranzic people for the area. Though a martial victory for Casilló, tensions remained high and the economy of the region suffered as bandits scourged previously-patrolled countrysides and the common people of Réal either rioting or refusing to pay taxes to what they saw as a foreign occupier. The situation looked to devolve into war once more within a generation or two until King Felipe II, upon his father’s passing, betrothed his son to the surviving daughter of House Carreteó. The two youths became friends as they grew up in the Arranzic court, defying mosts expectations. King Felipe III of the House of Naranza married Alicia II 'the Younger' of the House of Carreteó the same day he was coronated. This marriage, and the measures his father took to address the Reóran peoples’ distress, allowed Felipe III to truly rule over a united country of both Arranzic and Reóran cultures for the first time in history. With the combination of the two states after several years of legal work and persuasion of the nobility, the Kingdom of Corric was officially founded.

In the centuries following, the astronomic talents of Reóran scholars were able to be combined with the nautical capabilities of Arranzic sailors, producing a thriving and wide-ranging trade fleet. Corric merchants traded the mineral and agricultural wealth of their nation in exchange for foreign crops, scientific methods and devices, and advances in military technology like gunpowder. Most of the profit generated from trade went to the already-wealthy merchants, nobles, and royals, which led to discontent culminating in the common populace rising up and demanding that the Kingdom adopt a constitution that provided checks on the monarchs' power, diminished the legal authority of the nobility, and codified values such as the concept of citizenship, civil rights, taxation, and elective governance. King Juan Teo agreed to the demands after some resistance and committed the rest of his reign to reforming the government systems to better accommodate the common citizens. His ideals were influential enough that his grandson King Luca IV reorganized the territory of the kingdom into nine districts, in order to ensure that locals had adequate municipal and regional governance and to streamline the census. The legal and economic reforms of this period saw the Kingdom emerge stronger, with a larger tax base and more patriotic populace lending themselves to an increase in infrastructure projects, military growth, and industry expansion.

Near the end of the century, Queen Alexandra made the decision to rename the Kingdom to properly acknowledge the distinct heritages and ethnicities present within the nation. This established the Kingdom of Casilló y Réal, though the national demonym remains Corric. Casilló y Réal transitioned from a primarily agricultural economy to a mixed economy in this period. Modern methods of resource extraction and manufacturing allowed fallow areas of the nation to begin producing economically. The foodstuff and raw material exports are joined by farming equipment, chemicals, natural gas, defense equipment, railroad material, and automobiles. The impact of fossil fuels on the natural environment was researched heavily as coal and oil use rose; as a legal article within the constitution prohibits excessive destruction or harm of the nations' natural lands, automobiles, trains, and aircraft became strictly regulated by the state. This anti-fossil fuels stance has prohibited Casilló y Réal from becoming a major power in matters military, economic, or industrial, but it remains a prosperous nation with good marks in human development, democracy, press freedoms, and social and environmental progress.


Etymology

The origins of the names Casilló and Réal are directly related to the words casa, casilla, and réal, meaning home, square, and royal. The modern spellings have evolved from the traditional, but the pronunciation has stayed the same: the two kingdoms were referred to as Caziyho and Rayal. There are several accounts and histories detailing the origins, primarily from recovered documents.

The historian and scholar Escobo de la Noncerivero wrote in his memoirs of travelling the region and staying in the courts of nobles: "I enquired to her [Grace] the thought that planted in her head the name of her fair and mountainous demesne, cut through with rivers and bedecked with so many orchards. Her response was accompanied with a laugh, so charming as did I nearly mishear; “Good sir, the valleys and hills and mountains that I rule by providence of these good and noble gentlemen have been always a prize worthy of royal stewardship. It is only right and fair to the people that live here I give it a name to reflect this." de la Noncerivero details that the original name of Réal was Valey di Rayal, meaning ‘valleys of Royalty.’ The modern name would first start to be used approximately 250 years later.

The descriptor of Reóran, referring to peoples of an ethnicity and culture native to Réal, can be found in the same work, related to the now-disused word reon, meaning ‘defender.’ Queen Maria Platia de Carreteó was a strong military mind, and instilled in her nobles and by extension peasantry that defense of their homeland was of paramount importance.

Casillós’ initial extent of territory was roughly in the shape of a square, and when the various petty-kings of the region were defeated and their lands united under King Arturo Gael Andres de Naranza, his court scribe recorded him saying: "...And further my friends, let me declare now the formation and consecration under God the Father the Kingdom of Caza de Caziyho, for now we have thrown down the tyrants of the little castle and large cruelty, and our purview extends from our silver coasts to the azure rivers and black mountains. We have brought peace to the lands in this square and made a home for our sons and their sons to grow oranges and wheat and raise cows and horses." Similar to Réal, the name of the kingdom would shorten over centuries to Caziyho, then Casilló.

The Arranzic culture takes its name from the House of Naranza, the ruling family since the foundation of the nation. The predations of warlords, bandits, and petty-kings left little of a stable cultural base for the common people to build on, and thanks to the stability brought by King Arturo, the many towns and villages in his lands traded and blended ideals into the modern-day Arranzic people.

When Real was absorbed into Casillo, the ethnic and cultural makeups of the two began to blend. Modern Casillo y Real has a majority population of Corric people, a mixture of Reoran and Arranzic traits. The name Corric has no definite known origin, as any thoughts on the matter remain in King Felipe III’s or Queen Alicia II’s memoirs, which are locked by royal decree.

Some scholars believe it has roots in the words correr, to move, shift, pass by, get a move on, corregir, to correct or make right, or corazón, heart. It is known that the Queen desired that the united kingdom possess a united identity rather than be occupying and occupied territories. Theories point to certain public speeches and decrees by both her and her husband the King as to the origin of the name being corazón, though other theories point to other speeches and corregir instead.