Empire of the White Sun
መንግሥት ነጭ ፀሐይ
Mengst Nech Tsehay
Anthem: ትውልድ አገሩን ይወዳል
Tiwld Agerun Ywedal
|Location of Falle (green) within [Continent] (light grey)|
Location of Falle (green) within [Continent] (light grey)
|Recognised regional languages||Afar, Beja, Hausa, Oromo, Somali, Swahili, Tigrinya|
|Obi ye'Misgana (Marshal-General)|
and 6 others...
• Amkhur culture
|ca. 4000 BCE|
• Mekale Kingdom
|ca. 2500 BCE|
• Shale dynasty
|ca. 200 CE|
• Fallene Empire
|GDP (PPP)||2018 estimate|
• Per capita
• Per capita
|HDI (2018)|| 0.787|
|Currency||Fallene birr (FBI/฿)|
|ISO 3166 code||FA|
Falle (!Amharic: ፋሌ; Falle), officially the Empire of the White Sun (!Amharic: መንግሥት ነጭ ፀሐይ; Mengst Nech Tsehay), is a theocratic constitutional monarchy located in the subcontinent of XXX. Covering a geographic area of X sq. km (X sq. mi), Falle is the __ largest country in the world.
The nation has one of the longest histories of any country, tracing its heritage back to the 30th century BCE. Considered a cradle of civilisation, Ancient Falle saw some of the earliest developments of writing, agriculture, urbanisation, organised religion and central government. The Towa Necropolis, Great Sphinx, and Valley of Kings are iconic monuments of this period and remain a significant focus of scientific interest and popular interest in the modern day. The Lower Kingdoms of the Hawadi river would be conquered by the expanding Mekale kingdom in the 2500s BCE, beginning the dynastic period of Fallene history. Mekale would last until 320 CE, when famine and civil unrest would see the kingdom splinter into several city-states situated along the Hawadi. In the following centuries, various city-states would make attempts at reunifying Falle under their hegemony. The city-state of Falle, at the time controlled by Boru I, would begin a military campaign to unite the former Mekale Kingdom starting in 1220. In 1238, Falle would succeed, and Bornu would be crowned Emperor of Falle in 1238.
Political instability throughout the 18th century CE resulted in rebellions in the declining Fallene state. Geteye ye'Asrat, an army commander and follower of the heterodox White Sun cult, and several other sympathetic military commanders and clergy would rebel and establish the modern Fallene state in a rebellion later known as the Hierophany. In 1792, Geteye would be declared Solar Hegemon by the inaugural Convocation of the Sun. In repayment for loyalty, Geteye would crown major rebel commanders as "kings," and would be made military governors upon the White Sun cult's victory. Throughout 19th century, Falle would consolidate power in eastern [Subcontinent]. During this time, an expansive socio-political structure would be developed, under which military governors would be eventually replaced by state ministers. Falle would reach its territorial height during this period, encompassing the majority of eastern and northern [Continent]. Beginning in the late-19th century, the nation underwent rapid industrialisation and moderate westernisation during the Fallene reconstruction. Reconstruction would reach its zenith during the turn of the 20th century.
The nation's economy is considered to be state capitalist with a large manufacturing industry. It has an estimated worth of $6.3 trillion in natural resources, 70% of which are various hydrocarbon deposits and rare earth metals. The state has attracted criticism from [Democracy Watchdog] and various human rights group for its lack of political freedoms, usage of torture on dissidents, discrimination against members of the LGBT+ community, and use of the capital punishment. Falle has consistently ranked poorly in human rights, freedom of the press, and income equality.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Politics
- 4 Economy
- 5 Demographics
- 6 Culture
The historical name of Falle is "Heloria" (Greek: ἥλἱὄρoς; hḗlióros), the !Greek name for the area encompassing the Mekale Kingdom. The native name for Falle is "Merikele" (መሬቀለ), or curved land. The !Greek Empire's influence through Caldia and !Africa would see Heloria gradually supplant localized names for the region. Several Hellenic successor policies located in Merikele would adopt the moniker of Heloria for themselves. The name "Heloria" is still used in some circles to refer to Falle, often in protest against the current Fallene government.
In official parlance, Falle refers itself to the "Empire of the White Sun" (!Amharic: መንግሥት ነጭ ፀሐይ; Mengst Nech Tsehay). This nomenclature reflects the beliefs held by the Fallene government that it is the successor to the Fallene Empire. Unofficially, a number of poetic names are used by both the nation's citizens and foreigners. Among these names are: "Middle Kingdom" (በመንግሥታት መካከል; bemengstat mekakel), which reflects Falle's belief and status as the center of !African and Isadi culture, and "Great Falle" (ታላቅ ፋሌ; talak falle), which reflects traditional nomenclature of pre-Fallene Empire polities.
Outside of Falle, most foreign states opt to use politically neutral terms when referring the Empire of the White Sun. These terms often manifest as either the "Fallene State" or "Fallene Empire" (both መንግሥት ፋሌ; mengst falle).