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|Recognised regional languages||English|
|Reinhold von Kluge|
|Katrine von Tatthausen-Bellwich|
|14 April, 875|
• 2016 estimate
|GDP (nominal)||2016 estimate|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Englean Imperial Time)|
• Summer (DST)
The Englean Kaiserreich (Engleanisches Kaiserreich), often incorrectly Engleberg, also known as "the Kaiserreich," is a large independent nation in Eastern Corentia in Sunalaya. The Englean Kaiserreich is an absolute monarchy consisting of nine major states, 8 "Imperial Provinces," and 6 island protectorates. The nation is bordered by Smoya to the north, The Seven United and Daredland (officially recognized as the Weniges Reich by the Englean government) to the west, and Ouraicon and Weypel to the south.
The name of the nation as a whole, Englean Kaiserreich (eng-le-an kai-zer-reish), stems from the ancient name for the Englean people, the "Angelus populo" or the "angel people" due to ancient (Romans) encountering them near the Angel Mountain range. It is unknown when or how the name was transformed into the current form, "Englean," but it was first recorded in a document from 200 AD. The name "Englean Kaiserreich" refers to the nation being an empire consisting of, and belonging to, the Englean peoples.
Archaeological studies have shown that the are in which the Englean peoples originated have been inhabited for nearly 50,000 or more years. As with many prehistoric Ventismarian regions, it was determined that these inhabitants partook in hunter-gatherer societies and settled within the eastern reaches of Ventismar near the year 10000 BC. The territory of the prehistoric area was a mix of flat grasslands and mountainous regions, with the Teufelberg mountain range hosting the first modern human settlement at nearly 33,000 BC.
Ventismarian Empire (875-1620)
The fall of the Romaelan Empire saw Ventismar enter a period known as the "Dark Ages," which also saw the multiple Englean kingdoms struggling for power over one another for centuries. The largest of the kingdoms was the Kingdom of Hugenberg, dating back to the late 4th century BC. This kingdom has been noted to have made multiple attempts to establish a higher government in which each Englean kingdom would be united under, but the Kingdom of Astenberg under the Heiroll dynasty thwarted each through various wars. The official history behind the uniting of the Englean peoples is documented as the action of a previously unknown king by the name of "Heinrich I" of the House of Hohenzern. The story of the first Hohenzern, as presented by the Englean Imperial Museum, is:
"Friedrich, king of Hugenberg, saw the disarray of the kingdoms and his own and was documented as to have taken a leave of absence to venture into the nearby Angel Mountains. He went alone, and one night went to the base of the largest mountain - Engelberg - to pray for a resolution to the chaos and a way to unite all of the kingdoms peacefully. It is stated that he was beginning to walk back down the mountain when he heard a voice, only to look up and see an “angel” which told him that the solution will appear to him sent by He himself.
Years passed by, and the King became restless waiting for the promised solution. He tried everything, including requesting the city’s priests to bless him in order to reveal the solution. On December 15, 872, the king was 67 years old and growing tired. It was this day that the king was walking along the outside of his castle, when a voice spoke to him - one that he had heard those years ago. Venturing towards the voice, the old king nearly fainted when he saw a man before him who looked exactly like the angel from before. However, the man was as human as the king himself. This man was Heinrich, the first of the House of Hohenzern; this name translates from Old Englean as "From the High Reaches." The King of Hugenberg died soon after, and named Heinrich his successor. Eventually the state became the Kingdom of Engelberg and then the Kingdom of Hohenzern."
The Unification of the Englean peoples occurred over the period of 872-875, with King Heinrich, named "The Great," engaging in a crusade against the remnants of the Romaelan peoples, the Heiroll Dynasty, and nomad groups within the region of the Englean kingdoms. The final war of Englean Unification occurred in early 875, with the War of Heiroll seeing the deposing of King Josef X in favour of the House of Heldendorf and the creation of the Kingdom of Schwarzburg. On April 14, 875 Heinrich proclaimed the creation of the Holy Empire of the Angel Mountains (Heiliges Engleanisches Reich) with the king being the first Englean Emperor.