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Kingdom of Emnia

Miomhláiche t-Eamhna
Flag of Emnia
National emblem of Emnia
National emblem
Motto: Flōrēbō Quōcumque Ferar
"I will flourish wherever I am brought"
Emnia Map with capital.png
Largest cityBaight Éile
Official languagesEmnian
National minority languages
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Príoma II
Ríobhca beáth t-Annraoi
• Unification
• Union with Southerland
• War of Independence
• Constitution Adopted
• Total
385,207 km2 (148,729 sq mi)
• Water (%)
• 2021 estimate
• Density
14.0/km2 (36.3/sq mi)
HDIIncrease 0.957
very high
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Emnia (Emnian: Eamhna /avˠɾˠə/) officially the Kingdom of Emnia (Emnian: Miomhláiche t-Eamhna /mʲʊvˠlaːhə tʲ‿avˠɾˠə/), is the northernmost sovereign state in Calatania. Emnia's capital is Cártuaist, and its two largest metropolitan areas are Baight Éile and Seolmhac.

Emnia has a total area of 385,207 square kilometres (148,729 sq mi) and had a population of 5,385,300 in 2020. The country shares a long southern border with Southerland and is bounded by the Endless Mountains to the north and east and the Great Sea to the west. Emnia is situated on both sides of the River Thoibhronn which flows from the northeast of the country through its heartlands and out into the sea through the Thoibhronn Delta. The maritime influence dominates Emnia's climate, with mild lowland temperatures along the river valley and seacoast. Even the eastern interior of the country, while colder, is milder than areas elsewhere in the world on such northerly latitudes. High rainfall and snowfall are commonplace.

Príoma II is the current Queen of Emnia. Ríobhca beáth t-Annraoi has been prime minister since 2021, replacing Mairéad beáth Lorcán. As a unitary sovereign state with a constitutional monarchy, Emnia divides state power between the Parliament, the Cabinet, and the Supreme Court, as determined by the 1814 Constitution. The Kingdom was established in 872 as a merger of several petty kingdoms and tribal realms which had existed largely unchanged since the bronze age. From 1397 to 1814, Emnia was in personal union with the Kingdom of Southerland until the Emnian War of Independence. Emnia was neutral in the first world war, and remained so until the second world war when the country was invaded and occupied by Austrasia until the end of the war.

Emnia has both administrative and political subdivisions on two levels: prefectures (míogalaimh, sing. míogall) and municipalities (cairdheoth, sing. cairdhe). The Eastonian people have a certain amount of self-determination and influence over their tradtional territories through the Eastonian Parliament and the Far East Act. Emnia maintains close ties with both the Calatanian Union and Westralia, and is a founding member of the Global Forum, Free Trade Association, and the Boreal Council.

Emnia maintains the Boreal Welfare Model with universal healthcare and comprehensive social security infrastructure, and its values are rooted in egalitarian ideals. The Emnian state has large ownership positions in industrial sectors, having extensive reserves of petroleum, natural gas, minerals, lumber, seafood, and fresh water. The petrochemical industry accounts for around a quarter of the country's gross domestic product (GDP).

Although the majority of the population is ethnic Emnian, in the 21st century, immigration has accounted for more than half of population growth; as of 2021, the largest minority groups in the country are the descendants of Austrasian, Westralian, and Sudric immigrants.




The first inhabitants of modern Emnia were the White Rock Culture (11th to 10th millennia BCE), which was a late Upper Paleolithic culture during the Younger Dryas, the last period of cold at the end of the most recent period of glaciation. The culture is named for the village of White Rock in northwestern Southerland, where wooden arrow shafts and clubs have been excavated. The earliest traces of human occupation lie along the delta coast, which was first exposed by the melting ice sheets between 11,000 and 8,000 BCE. The oldest stone tools recovered date back to between 9,500 and 6,000 BCE, and were discovered near Lake Cheirbheoth in the east and Caoislíonn in the west. Those findings were initially described as two separate material cultures (one inland culture and one along the coast), but this was later revealed by more extensive findings to be attributable to being different types of tools, rather than tools belonging to different material cultures.

Dwelling sites dating from approximately 5,000 BCE provide a clearer image of the life of those hunting and fishing peoples. Their tools vary in shape and size, and are made from various types of stone; those of later periods are exceptionally skillfully made. Rock carvings (i.e. petroglyphs) have been found, usually near hunting or fishing grounds. They represent game such as deer, reindeer, elk, bear, fowl, seals, whales, and fishes (especially salmon and halibut), all of which were vitally important to their way of life.

Bronze Age

Bronze age rock carvings

Between 3,000 and 2,500 BCE, new settlers (the High Lake Culture) arrived in eastern Emnia and began to spread westwards. They were Proto-Emnitic speaking farmers who grew grain and kept cattle and sheep. The hunting-fishing population of the coastal region was gradually incorporated into the new farmer culture, though hunting and fishing remained vital secondary means of livelihood.

From about 1,500 BCE onward, bronze was gradually introduced, but the use of stone tools continued; Emnia had few riches to barter for bronzewares, and the few finds consist mostly of elaborate decorative weapons and jewellery that only chieftains could have afforded. Huge burial mounds are typical of this period. Rock carvings from this period differ slightly from in their motifs from those typical of the stone age; representations of the sun, animals, trees, weapons, ships, and people are all highly stylised.

Thousands of rock carvings from this period depict ships, and the large stone burial monuments known as "Ship Henges" suggest that ships and seafaring played an important role in the culture at large. The depicted ships likely represent sewn plank canoes used for warfare, fishing, and trade. These ship types may have their origin as far back as the neolithic period, and they continue into the Iron Age, as evidenced by the Olmhat Ship

Iron Age

Little has been found which dates from the early Emnian Iron Age (the last 500 years BCE). The dead were cremated, and their graves contain few burial goods. During the first four centuries CE, the people of Emnia were in contact with Equatorian-occupied Neustria. About 70 Equatorian bronze caulrdons, often used as burial urns, have been founds. Contact with other countries farther to the south led to the spread of writing during this period, with the innovation of Emnian runes in the final century BCE. During this later part of the period, the settled area of the country increased dramatically. This is particularly evident in the upper part of the Thoibhronn valley, where new Emnian settlements appeared as far as an Taocmha.

Archaeologists have largely arrived at the consensus to divide the Emnian Iron Age into distinct pre- and post-Equatorian Iron Ages, defined by the onset of extensive contact between Emnia and the Equatorian Empire. This has been the case since Béinn Gunn unearthed a number of Iron Age artefacts on the Isle of Uairt in 1866 which exhibited none of the permeating Equatorian influence seen in most other artefacts of the early centuries CE — indicating that parts of northern Calatania had not yet come into contact with the Equatorians at the onset of the Iron Age.

Migration Period

The destruction of the Western Equatorian Empire in the fifth century by migrating Emnitic peoples is marked in the archaeological record by a sudden abundance of rich treasures, including tribal chiefs' graves filled with magnificent weapons and golden objects. Hill forts were built on precipitous rocks for defence. Excavation has revealed stone foundations of farmhouses 18 to 27 metres (59 to 89 ft) long — with one even measuring 46 metres (151 ft) in length — with rooves supported on wooden posts. These houses were family homesteads where several generations lived together.

During this period, there were a number of petty kingdoms in Emnia. The number of these realms varied from time to time, and the borders between them are often unclear. These polities were based on either clans or tribes, and by the ninth century each had a local sainidin. The meeting places of each of the sainidinimh would eventually have an open-air sanctuary or temple, and were usually located on or near the oldest and best farms in a polity, which belonged to the chieftains and the wealthiest farmers. The regional sainidin would unite to form larger units — assemblies of representatives from several regions. In this way, the modern baight dhínn developed.

Heroic Age

A typical Reaver helmet of the Heroic Age

From the eighth century to the tenth century, the Emnian region was the source of the Reavers. The looting of the monastery at Churchill (Monastery) in Southerland in 792 by Emnians has long been regarded as the event which marked the beginning of the Reaver Age. This age was characterised by expansion and emigration by roving Emnian seafarers. They colonised, raided, and traded in all parts of Calatania throughout the northern Great Sea. According to tradition, Dhaeilde Green-Eyes united the petty kingdoms of Emnia into one realm in 872, becoming the first monarch of a unified Emnian state.

Feudalism didn't develop in Emnia in the same way it did in the rest of the continent. However, the administration of the government took on a very conservative and feudal character. The North Sea League forced the royalty to cede to them greater and greater concessions over foreign trade and the economy as repayment for delinquent loans to the crown — and as a result of these economic pressures on all classes, no real burgher class developed in Emnia during the middle ages.

Civil War and Peak

From the 1040s to the 1130s, the country was at peace. In 1130, the civil war era broke out on the basis on unclear succession laws which left several strong claimants and no legitimate heir apparent. The Temple inevitably had to take sides in the conflicts, with the civil wars also becoming an issue regarding religious authorities' influences on the Monarch. The wars ended in 1217 with the ascent of Queen Aedna, who introduced clearer succession laws.

From 1000 to 1300, the population doubled, resulting in more land being cleared and farms being subdivided. While in the Heroic Age all farmers owned their own land, by 1300 nearly seventy percent of all farmland was owned by the Crown, the Temple, or the aristocracy. Tenants remained free men, however, and the large distances and often scattered ownership meant that they enjoyed much more freedom than serfs elsewhere in Calatania. In the 13th century, about twenty percent of a tenant farmer's yield went to the Crown, Temple, and landowners.

Buildings at the trading port of Naimhill an Sáphuinidh

The 14th century is often described as Emnia's Golden Age, with peace and increases in trade, especially with Southerland, although Westralia became increasingly important towards the end of the century. Throughout the High Middle Ages, the Crown established Emnia asa sovereign state with a central administration and local representatives.

In 1349, the Great Plague arrived in Emnia and killed more than a third of the population outright. Subsequent outbreaks of the Plague reduced the population to half by about 1400. Many communities simply ceased to exist, all residents having died — which resulted in a great abundance of land, allowing farmers to switch to more animal husbandry. The reduction in taxes weakened the position of the crown, and many aristocrats lost the basis of their surplusses, reducing most to mere farmers. High tithes to the Temple made it increasingly powerful and the High Priest became a member of the Council of State.

Union with Southerland

The North Sea League took control over Emnian trade in the 14th century and established a trading centre in Naimhill an Sáphuinidh. In 1397, Margaret I of Southerland inherited the throne of Emnia, creating a union between the two countries. She waged war against the North Sea League, resulting in a blockade and higher taxation on Emnian goods, which caused the Emnian economy to fail. This combined with centralising policies that heavily favoured Southerland's development over Emnia's meant that the country slipped into relative obscurity for the duration of the Union.

Emnia remained in a union with Southerland until 1814, a total of 417 years. During the national romanticism of the 19th century, this period was referred to by some as "the four-century night", since all of the Kingdom's royal, intellectual, and administrative power was held in Southerland. Contrary to this perception, this would be a time of great prosperity and social progress for Emnia, especially in terms of shipping and foreign trade. The country would also finally be revived from the demographic catastrophe that it had suffered during the Great Plague. Based on the respective natural resources afforded by each, Southerland-Emnia was actually quite a good match since Southerland supported Emnia's needs for grain and food supplies, and Emnia in turn supplied Southerland with timber, metals, and fish.

The famine of 1695–1696 killed roughly ten percent of Emnia's population. The harvests failed in Emnia at least nine times between 1740 and 1800, with great loss of life in each instance.


In 1812, there was an uprising of Emnians in the Thárann Valley against local officials. What began as a localised uprising spread into a war for independence. By 1814, Southerland no longer had the resources to subdue the Emnians by military means, as the ongoing Neustrian Wars demanded the full attention of the Sudric military; this led to the signing of the Convention of Seolmhac, in which John II of Southerland formally abdicated any claim to the Emnian throne and authorised the Emnian parliament to dissolve the personal and legislative union between the two countries. On 4 November 1814, the parliament elected Mairghréad II as Queen of Emnia, establishing it once more as a sovereign state. Following the global economic recession caused by the Neustrian Wars, the economic development of the newly reformed state was slow until growth picked up around 1830.

This period also saw the rise of Emnian romantic nationalism, as Emnians sought to define and express a distinct national character. This movement covered all branches of culture, including literature (Marcas béinn Iáson [1808—1845] Sara beáth t-Irimia [1832–1910], Tomás béinn Huiginn [1812–1845], Gráinne beáth Prímiona [1813–1882]), painting (Aindriú béinn Siobhán [1825–1903], Máire beáth t-Iúd [1814–1876]), music (Séamus béinn Eistir [1843–1907]), and intellectual policy.

Despite the significant social and political reforms, Emnian society remained relatively conservative in comparison to life elsewhere in Calatania. Life in Emnia was dominated by the aristocracy, who filled most of the important posts in the central government. There was no strong middle class to demand a breakdown of this aristocratic control of the economy. Thus, even as revolutions swept over most countries of Calatania in 1848, Emnia was largely unaffected that year.

Gorm béinn Mára was an Utopian Socialist who made his appeals to the labouring classes, urging them to change social structures "from below upwards". In 1848, he organised a labour society in Baight Líomainn. In just a few months, this society had a membership of around 500 and was publishing its own newspaper. Within two years, 300 such societies had been organised in Emnia with a total membership of over 20,000 persons, drawn from the lower classes of both urban and rural areas. Gorm himself was jailed for three years for disturbing the public safety and peace, but this did nothing to stop the strong labour movement he began.

In 1898, all women and men were granted universal suffrage.

World Wars

The Austrasian invasion resulted in the bombing of several cities.

Throughout the First World War, Emnia was theoretically neutral, although diplomatic pressure from Southerland meant that it favoured heavily the Pact during the war. Emnia also proclaimed its neutrality during the Second World War, but, despite this, it was invaded by Austrasian forces in 1940. Although Emnia was unprepared for the surprise attack, military and naval resistance lasted for months. During the five years of Austrasian occupation, Emnians built a resistance movement which fought the Austrasian forces with both civil disobedience and armed resistence. More important to the Pact's war effort, however, was the Emnian Merchant Marine. At the onset of the war, Emnia had the fourth largest Merchant Marine fleet in the world. These ships were utilised by the Pact for practically every major military operation throughout the war as supply and troop ships.

Postwar History

From 1945 to 1962, the Labour Party held an absolute majority in the parliament. The government, led by Maois béinn Easrá, embarked o na programme emphasising state-financed industrialisation and cooperation between trade unions and employers' organisations. Many of the measures of state control of the economy imposed during the war were continued. Price controls and rationing of housing and cars continued until 1960.

The close wartime relations with Southerland and Westralia continued in the postwar years. ALthough pursuing the goal of a socialist economy, the Labour Party distanced itself from Communism, expecially after the Communists' seizure of power in Slavonia in 1948, and strengthened its defence policy ties with Westralia.

The first oil was discovered in the Delta region in 1967. Oil production didn't provide any net income until the early 1980s due to the high capital investments that were required to establish the country's petrochemical industry.

In 1981, a Conservative Party government led by Eiscéill béinn Priscille replaced the labour party with a policy of stimulating the economy with tax cuts, economic liberalisation, deregulation of markets, and measures to curb high inflation (13.6% in 1981). The following prime minister, Létha beáth Phól, continued many of the reforms of her Conservative predecessor while backing traditional Labour Party concerns such as social security, industrialisation, workers' rights, and feminism. By the late 1990s, Emnia had paid off its foreign debt and had begun to accumulate a sovereign wealth fund. Since then, a divisive question in Emnian politics has been how much of the income from petrochemical production the government should spend or save.

The 2013 Emnian parliamentary election brought a more conservative government to power; contrastively, the 2021 Emnian parliamentary election saw a massive win for the left-wing opposition in an election fought on climate change, inequality, and petroleum. The ongoing political activism of Oistin beáth t-Aindréas has been a salient feature of Emnian politics since the late 2010s, and has gained international attention in recent years.

The climate agitation of Oistin beáth t-Aindréas has gained international attention in the early 2020s.

Emnia in the modern day

On Tuesday, 4 January 2022, a team of scientists at the Royal Emnian University successfully demonstrated the opening of the WMT Gate, allowing Emnia to contact other nations across the multiverse for the first time. The first formal contact between Emnia and an extraversal nation took place on Saturday, 29 January 2022, when representatives of the EHPCTPCLS responded to the Pork Crisis in Hintuwan.


Some of Emnia's major natural regions

Emnia's core territory is dominated by the River Thoibhronn. Much of the country is dominated by mountainous or high terrain, with a great variety in natural features caused by prehistoric glaciers and variegated topography. The most noticeable of these are the deep glacial lakes and valleys cut into the land and flooded at the end of the ice age. Because of the many mountains and rugged terrain, the climate varies dramatically across the breadth of the country. The western and southern regions of the country as well as the Thárann Valley (region) have a mild, rainy oceanic climate. Due to the blocking presence of mountain ranges, the climate of the Thoibhronn Canyon and Far East regions are semi-arid.

Because of the high latitude, there are significant seasonal variations in daylight. The southern and western portions of the country are exposed to oceanic storm fronts, and experience more rain and milder winters than the eastern and northern parts of the country. The coastal climate is exceptionally mild compared to other areas on similar latitudes due to the warm-water oceanic current found off the coast — which prevents the coastal regions of Emnia from icing over in the winter.

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Historical population
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Emnia's population was 5,384,576 people as of the third quarter of 2020. Emnians are an ethnic West Emnitic people. Since the late 20th century, Emnia has attracted immigrants from southern and eastern Calatania, as well as from Westralia and beyond.

The total fertility rate (TFR) in 2018 was estimated to be 1.56 children born per woman, below the replacement rate of 2.1. This is considerably below the number of 4.69 children born per woman in 1877. In 2018 the median age of the Emnian population was 39.3 years.

In 2012, a study by the Royal Emnian University showed that at 86% of the population had at least one parent who was Emnian-born. As of 2020, approximately 980,000 individuals (18.2%) are immigrants and their descendants; among these, approximately 189,000 are children of immigrants who were born in Emnia.

Of these 980,000 immigrants and their descendants:

  • 485,000 (49.5%) have a Western background (i.e. from Calatania or Westralia).
  • 493,700 (50.5%) have a non-Western background.

In 2013, the Emnian government said that 14% of the Emnian population were either immigrants or the children of two immigrant parents.

Immigrants have settled in all Emnian municipalities. The cities or municipalities with the highest share of immigrants were Baight Éile (32%) and Cártuaist (27%). In recent years, immigration has accounted for a significant portion of Emnia's population growth. In 2011, 16% of newborns were of immigrant backgrounds.

The Eastonians are indigenous to the Far East and have traditionally inhabited much of eastern Emnia. From the 19th century up to the 1970s, the Emnian government tried to assimilate the Eastonian peoples, enocuraging them to adopt the majority language, culture, and religion. Because of this "Emnisation" process, many families of Eastonian ancestry now identify as ethnic Emnian.



Religions in Emnia (18+ population) (2015)

  Unaffiliated/Indifferent (50.1%)
  Autocephalism (23.7%)
  Localism (12.2%)
  Pontifectism (3.3%)
  Illegitimism (4.6%)
  Monotheism (4.9%)
  Suryanism (0.6%)
  Traditional religions (0.4%)
  Cuthism (0.1%)


The main building of the Royal Emnian University in Baight Éile

Higher Education in Emnia is offered by a range of seven universities, five specialised colleges, twenty-five university colleges, and a range of private colleges. Education follows the generalised Calatanian process involving baccalaureate (3 years), master (2 years), and PhD (3 years) degrees. Public education is virtually free regardless nationality. The academic year has two semesters — the August-December semester and and the January-June semester. The ultimate responsibility for education lies with the Ministry of Education and Research.


Emnian is the main national language in all of Emnia. Eastonian is recognised as a minority language on the national level and is a co-official language alongside Emnian in the Far East.


Emnian is a West Emnitic language descended from Old Emnian. It is spoken natively by over 5 million people mainly in Emnia. Approximately 95% of the population speak Emnian as their primary or native language. All Emnian dialects are mutually intelligible, although the Thárann Valley dialect is considered particularly divergent and has its own written standard.


The Eastonian language is traditionally spoken by the Eastonians in the Far East and to a much lesser extent in the Eastern and Southern Highlands. Around 15,000 people are officially registered as Eastonians in the Eastonian Census, but the number of people of recent Eastonian heritage is estimated to be at around 50,000 people. The number of people who can speak Eastonian, including as a second language, is estimated at around 25,000 people. Most people of Eastonian heritage are today native speakers of Emnian as the result of past Emnisation policies. Speakers reserve the right to be educated and to receive communication from the government in their own language in the Far East administrative area.

Other languages

Some supporters have advocated making Emnian Sign Language an official language of the country.

Students who are the children of immigrant parents are encouraged to learn the Emnian language. The Emnian government offers language instructional courses for immigrants wishing to obtain Emnian citizenship. With increasing concerns surrounding immigrant assimilation, since 1 September 2008 the Government has required that an applicant for Emnian citizenship give evidence of proficiency in either Emnian or Eastonian, or provide evidence of having received 300 hours of instruction in Emnian.

The primary foreign language taught in Emnian schools is Sudric, considered a language of international importance since the postwar era. The majority of the population is fairly fluent in Sudric — especially those born after the Wars. Westralian, Austrasian, Neustrian, Equatorian, and Slavonian are also commonly taught as second or third languages.


The Culture of Emnia comprises elements of the culture of ancient peoples, later immigrants and broadcast cultural influences. Farm culture continues to play a role in contemporary Emnian culture as much of the population continues to live in rural areas. Emnian culture has been supported by nationalist efforts to maintain an independent identity in the areas of art, literature, and music. This continues today in the performing arts and as a result of government support for exhibitions, cultural projects, and artworks.

Human Rights

Emnia has been considered as a progressive country, which has adopted legislation and policies to support gender equality, minority rights, and LGBT rights in Emnia.

In contrast, the Eastonian people have for centuries been the subject of discrimination and abuse by the dominant Emnian culture which claims possession of traditional Eastonian lands. Emnia has been greatly criticised by the international community for the politics of Emnisation of and discrimination against the indigenous Eastonian population of the coutnry. Nevertheless, Emnia was in 1990 the first country to recognise Convention 169 of the World Assembly with regard to indigenous rights.

Emnia was among the first countries in the world to enact anti-discrimination laws protecting the rights of lesbians and gays. In 1993, Emnia legalised civil union partnerships for same-sex couples, and in 2009 legalised same-sex marriage.


Polygamous marriage has never been legally prohibited in Emnia, though traditionally only polyandry is commonly practised. Historically about 13-20% of marriages were polyandrous, though it is less common today[citation needed].


Batter-fried fish and chips are a popular takeaway food in Emnia.

Emnian cuisine (miotbach an eaimhnidh) has evolved from centuries of social and political change. While somewhat regionally varied, traditional Emnian cuisine is founded upon the crops and animals farmed in its climate, with a stronger emphasis on game and fish than its other Calatanian counterparts. Preserved foods are common — a necessity due to the harsh winters, especially in the East. An abundance of fresh seafood is typical of the Western part of the country, where, for example, fish chowder is a common dish.

Modern Emnian cuisine, while still strongly influenced by its traditional background, has been influenced by globalisation: pasta, pizza, tacos, and the like are now as common as meatballs and cod.






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