Federation of South Axiom
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Federation of South Axiom
Motto: Onwards to Victory, March into the Future
Anthem: A Federation Strong and True
|Recognised national languages||Avalonian|
|Recognised regional languages||Balagurian, Rolagan|
|Government||Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
• Head of State
|Her Majesty Catherine IV of the Axiom Federation (1990~)|
• Prime Minister
|Gerald Morgan (2015~)|
• Chief Justice
|Joseph Long (2003~)|
|Legislature||Parliament of South Axiom|
• Foundation of Kingdom of Avalon
• Establishment of Axiom League
• Federation between Axiom League members
• Unification of Monarchy
• Total Area
|1,274,405 km2 (492,051 sq mi) (21st)|
• Mainland South Axiom Area
• 2019 estimate
• Mainland South Axiom Population
• 2015 census
|123.07/km2 (318.7/sq mi) (68th)|
|GDP (PPP)||2019 estimate|
|$9.208 trillion (USD) (4th)|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2018 estimate|
|$8.296 trillion (USD) (3rd)|
• Per capita
very high · 2nd
|Currency||South Axiom Dollar (SXD)|
|Time zone||UTC-1 (SXST)|
• Summer (DST)
|ISO 3166 code||SX|
The Federation of South Axiom or simply South Axiom, is a country in Western Europe. Part of the Axiom subcontinent to the west of the United Kingdom, France and Iberia, it is 1,084,240 square kilometers in area. Over 154 million people reside in the country, in both the mainland and the island territories. A further 2.7 million live in autonomous overseas territories. The capital city, New Avalon, is in the southeast of the country and has over 11 million residents.
Since its founding in 1718, from the three kingdoms (Avalon, Balagur, Rolagil) of the Axiom League, South Axiom has been a major player in European and world affairs. As one of the most populous and developed nations in the world, it has great economic, diplomatic, cultural and military influence. It is a member of NATO, the G8, the G20, the UN Security Council (as a permanent member) and an observer of the European Union, among other organizations.
- 1 History
- 1.1 Prehistoric/Classical
- 1.2 Medieval/Early Modern Era (917~1718)
- 1.3 Early Federation Era (1719~1913)
- 1.4 World War I (1914~1918)
- 1.5 Interwar Era (1919~1938)
- 1.6 World War II
- 1.7 Modern Age (1946~)
- 2 Geography
- 3 Politics and Government
- 4 Military
- 5 Economy
- 6 Science & Technology
- 7 Demographics
Around 26000 B.C, the subcontinent of Axiom was first settled by modern humans from Britain and Spain. Agriculture was introduced to Axiom around 4100~2800 B.C, and Bronze Age civilization developed by 2200~700 B.C.
Scholars regard the period from around 700 to 12 B.C as Axiom's Iron Age, when various tribes and proto-kingdoms used iron farming tools and weapons. In the middle of this period Plato's Timaeus introduced the subcontinent of Axiom to Mediterranean civilizations, mistakenly calling it Atlantis. Plato was correct in describing Axiom as a great island to the west of Europe, but did not have enough knowledge of the subcontinent to describe it more accurately.
The year 11 B.C was a landmark moment for Axiom, as it marked the first contact with the Roman Empire. The subsequent invasion of southeast Axiom by Roman legions in 19 A.D ensured Roman military, cultural and technological dominance and influence throughout much of Axiom. Trade and exchange of knowledge benefited both the Romans and the native Axiomians. The Roman province of Axiomia would last until the withdrawal of the legions in 396~397 A.D, and would shape Axiomian history for centuries.
Medieval/Early Modern Era (917~1718)
Foundation and Expansion of the Six Kingdoms (917~1551)
Like the rest of contemporary Europe, Medieval Axiom consisted of several large feudal kingdoms and numerous minor states. The Six Kingdoms (Avalon, Balagur, Skale, Pragil, Rolagil, Marat) were the most influential and powerful states on the Axiom subcontinent for most of the Medieval and Early Modern Periods.
The Six Kingdoms were founded from the 10th century A.D. to the 14th century A.D, in the order of Avalon (917), Balagur (1049), Skale (1213). Pragil (1231), Rolagil (1259), and Marat (1325). They consolidated out of a group of smaller states, and then proceeded to expand their territories and spheres of influence through conquest, dynastic marriages and economic ties. Notable conquests and annexations include Haldonia & Sondar (Avalon, 1134~41), Novidad (Balagur, 1183~97), Istalar (Skale, 1336~45), Uztea & Lazar (Pragil, 1351~79), Solei & Khador (Rolagil, 1412~31), Qaldur (Marat, 1454~68) and Polat & Metis (Marat 1482~1502).
As the Six Kingdoms expanded, there were several border clashes, battles and wars fought over valuable pieces of land. The most well-known is the Battle of Qatyl (1475) between Rolagil and Skale, which cemented Rolagil control over Wralod. In addition to military contests, diplomatic treaties such as the Nesol Agreement of 1524 (which divided Golad and Draxis between Marat and Pragil) were also used to settle territory disputes and competing claims.
The Age of Conflict (1552~1717)
The 16th and 17th centuries were defined by three large-scale conflicts - the Sixteen Years War, the Northern War and the Sovyl War. These wars would see the rise of two competing alliances: the South (Avalon, Balagur and Rolagil) and the North (Marat, Skale and Pragil).
The Sixteen Years War (1552~1568) was a clash over the aggressive expansionism of the Kingdom of Skale, in central Axiom. Skale, along with its allies Marat and Pragil, invaded the south to occupy its fertile and valuable lands. After initial setbacks the three Southern kingdoms of Avalon, Balagur and Rolagil mounted several counterattacks, eventually penetrating deeply into the northern territories. The two-year Siege of Dvaril (the capital of Skale) eventually led to its fall in 1562, and the collapse of the Kingdom of Skale. Then, in 1567, the Battle of Ralis ended in a decisive victory for the Southern alliance, and Marat and Pragil sued for peace soon after.
The Treaty of Ralis (1569) established Avalon and Rolagil's control over Skale, and the annexation of parts of Istalar by Rolagil from Pragil. Balagur expanded its borders to the north, absorbing parts of Qaldur and Sovyl. After the end of the war, the three southern kingdoms, recognizing the need for cooperation against a future invasion from the north, formed the Axiom League in 1573. This league involved military alliance, increased commerce (through fewer tariffs and simplified customs), and dynastic ties through royal marriages.
An important part of the Axiom League was its joint colonization programs. The three kingdoms agreed to jointly settle the Caribbean, and protect their holdings against other European powers with a combined military force. This effort allowed the League to assert control over Barbados (1622), Antigua and Barbuda (1629), Belize (1641) and Jamaica (1651). This joint Caribbean venture would later lead to the League's participation in the Nine Year's War and the War of the Spanish Succession, mostly on the colonial front.
The Northern War (1671~1676) was the result of the gradual disintegration of the northern alliance after the collapse of Skale and Treaty of Ralis. Relations steadily cooled, until a breach of the Nesol Agreement by Marat led to open warfare. The Axiom League remained wary of the two powers, but did not intervene. The Marat Empire, led by King Harold IX (the Conqueror), steadily drove the Pragil forces back, until the weaker Pragil collapsed. Most of Pragil was absorbed by Marat, which then embarked on further conquests. By the end of Harold's reign in 1704, all of Pragil, and the former Free States of Morel, Fondor and Vlasil, were under the control or influence of the Marat Empire.
The Marat Empire, now a true imperial colossus, decided to test its newfound strength by recapturing the parts of Sovyl lost at the Treaty of Ralis 150 years earlier. In 1715 it invaded Sovyl with an overwhelming force, hoping that Avalon and Rolagil would be reluctant to offer aid to the seemingly hopeless Balagur cause. However, King Alexander III (the Unifier) of Avalon mobilized his forces, and led a united League army that pushed back the Marat invaders. Despite several stunning League victories in late 1716 and early 1717, it was clear that both sides had enough manpower and economic strength to make the war a repeat of the long and hugely destructive Sixteen Years War. Thus both sides were compelled to negotiate an uneasy truce, and both sides retreated their forces to the pre-war borders.
In the Axiom League, the resolve and military brilliance of King Alexander III was hailed by lords and farmers alike, as the shield that protected the league from northern aggression. In light of the recent war, and the great size and power of the Marat Empire, the individual kingdoms appeared too small and weak to ensure peace. Thus, a special session of the Axiom League Council crowned Alexander III of Avalon as Alexander I of the (South) Axiom Federation. As a federation, the new combined state guaranteed extensive rights for the individual kingdoms (and grand duchy) over internal affairs, but formed a central government for military, diplomatic and other federation-wide affairs.
Early Federation Era (1719~1913)
Consolidation and Expansion (1719~1831)
In 1722 King Alexander I of South Axiom married Queen Catherine II of Rolagil, forming the united royal house of Axanar. The Axanar dynasty would play a key role in uniting the three formerly separate kingdoms into one true federation. His son Charles I married Princess Mary of Balagur in 1741, inheriting the title of King of Balagur upon the death of King Henry IV or Balagur in 1757.
King Philip I would sign the Federation Charter in 1771, giving the Prime Minister and Parliament jurisdiction over a range of day-to-day government affairs. The monarch would be the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, and lead the nation in times of great crisis, but elected representatives would have more power. This would prove to be a wise decision given the decades of revolution to come.
In 1784 the Marat Empire, the Federation's main potential adversary, annexed the last nominally independent regions of northern Axiom into its territory. As had happened in the years before Federation, this resulted in an increase in border clashes between South Axiom and the Marat Empire. William Davies, the prime minister at the time, increased funding to the army and navy to deal with this threat.
During the early years of the Federation, political power was split between three main institutions: the monarchy, the Council of Lords and the Parliament. The Parliament Reform of 1799 transferred several powers from the Council of Lords to the Parliament. The rise of trade and commerce meant that the cities and merchants demanded a greater say in state affairs, and the Council became less important. The council would later evolve into the senate, where membership was not hereditary.
The start of the 19th century was defined by the Napoleonic Wars, a series of conflicts that encompassed most of Europe. South Axiomian involvement was mostly limited to maritime and colonial warfare against France, and the deployment of the Axiom Corps to Spain alongside the Duke of Wellington's English troops. Population growth continued in this period, unaffected by Europe's conflicts, with the national population reaching 30 million by 1807.
This era also marked South Axiom's emergence as a significant colonial power, with outposts and protectorates worldwide. Ceylon and the Canary Islands were ceded by the Dutch and Spanish following the Seven Year's War, and Suriname was occupied during the Napoleonic wars due to the occupation of the Dutch mainland. Thus, by 1831, South Axiom had significant holdings in the North Atlantic, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean.
Industrial Development (1832~1858)
After the Napoleonic wars died down, the Federation of South Axiom began to industrialize rapidly. Plentiful coal, found in the Hapar and Sovyl Mountains, encouraged the development of steam power. Factories began to mass-produce goods, and trade links provided both resources and markets. Finally, railways were laid down across the federation, linking the various provinces together.
As a result, population increased very rapidly, with the population in 1849 (around 48 million) being significantly higher than that of 1807 (30 million). In contrast, the Marat Empire industrialized later and had a smaller population than its Southern neighbor. It was busy dealing with its restless and sometimes rebellious conquests in Western Axiom (Pragil, Morel, Fondor, Vlasil).
As the Marat Empire watched the Federation grow into an industrial and military power, it became suspicious and fearful of the Federation's intentions. Occasional skirmishes created a tense atmosphere as two of Europe's largest nations stayed on the brink of war. The Royal Axiomian Army introduced the Citizen's Army program in 1823, after witnessing the effectiveness of the French Levee en masse in the Napoleonic Wars. This program decreed that able-bodied South Axiomian males from 18~39 would either serve in the army (2~3 years in the standing army, 5~6 years part-time in the reserves) or pay a defense tax to support the armed forces. However, the tax differed according to income, and nobles were required to serve in the army, ensuring that conscription would not cause mass social unrest. The existence of a large group of men with prior military service would prove invaluable in the First Axiomian War.
First Axiom War and Reconstruction (1859~1880)
World War I (1914~1918)
The Axiom Front
War at Sea
The Axiom Expeditionary Force
Interwar Era (1919~1938)
Aftershocks of World War I
The Marat Revolution (1920~1921)
The Decade of Prosperity (1920~1929)
The Great Depression (1930~1938)
The Morel-Fondor Crisis (1936)
World War II
Northern Border Tensions (1939~1941)
Battle of the Atlantic (1939~1941)
The Coltis Accords (1941)
Mediterranean Campaigns (1942~1944)
The Western Front (1944~1945)
The Pacific War (1941~45)
Modern Age (1946~)
Beginning of the Cold War (1946~1952)
The Second Axiom War (1953~1954)
The Arms Race (1955~1983)
The Third Axiom War (1984)
Main Article: Third Axiom War
The Third Axiom War was a ten month-long conflict from May to August 1984 between the Federation of South Axiom and the People's Republic of Axiom. It was the last full-scale conflict to occur between major powers, and the second conflict in world history where nuclear weapons were used in anger.
The war began with a surprise offensive against the South Axiomian border provinces of Wralod, Istalar, North Skale, Sovyl and Balagur by the People's Army of Axiom. South Axiom ordered a general mobilization of all available reserves, and an emergency meeting of NATO leaders and commanders invoked Article 5 of the NATO treaty against the People's Republic of Axiom. Despite mainly being a conflict between South Axiom and the PRX, the Third Axiom War also saw extensive direct and indirect support for both countries from NATO and Warsaw Pact nations.
After months of heavy conventional warfare, including the Fall of Kesra, the Battle of Solkar Ridge, the Liberation of Ralis and the Fondor Landings, the PRX forces were pushed back to Lazar, Draxis, South Marat and Qaldur. The air, naval and technological superiority enjoyed by South Axiom and its NATO allies proved vital in turning the tide. The Battle of Kasgar Plains in July 1984 resulted in the encirclement and reduction of two PRX field armies, and was the final large battle of the war, However, the PRX resorted to tactical nuclear weapons to stop the advancing RXA and RXMC divisions, leading to a limited South Axiomian nuclear strike against PRX military installations.
The PRX Civil War (1985~1992)
The Post-Cold War Era (1991~2000)
The War on Terror (2001~)
Politics and Government
The Federation of South Axiom is divided into 4 states and 6 autonomous (overseas) territories. Each state and autonomous territory has power over most internal affairs, but defense, foreign affairs and other federal tasks are carried out by the Federal Government in New Avalon.
The State of Avalon consists of 3 provinces (Avalon, Sondar, Haldonia) and 4 territories (Raxet, Toscal, Madeira and the Canary Islands). The Chief Minister of Avalon and the Avalon Parliament are based in New Avalon. As the most populous state (54,206,000 people in 2019), and the seat of the federal government, Avalon has historically played a leading role in the Federation. The state sends 28 senators and 133 representatives to the Federal Parliament.
The State of Balagur consists of the provinces of Balagur, Novidad and Sovyl. The Chief Minister of Balagur and Balagur Parliament are based in Balagur City. The state had a population of 33,259,000 people in 2019, and sends 16 senators and 77 representatives to the Federal Parliament.
The State of Rolagil consists of 4 provinces (Rolagil, Solei, Khador, Wralod) and 1 territory (Maldis). The Chief Minister of Rolagil and Rolagil Parliament are based in Hadar. The state had a population of 48,802,000 in 2019, occupying the fertile southeast of the country. It sends 24 senators and 117 representatives to the Federal Parliament.
The State of Skale consists of the provinces of South Skale, North Skale and Istalar. The First Minister of Skale and Skale Parliament are based in Dvaril. The state had a population of 17,825,000 people in 2018, and sends 13 senators and 44 representatives to the Federal Parliament.
The Federation is also responsible for the foreign affairs and defense of six autonomous territories in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean. The autonomous territories are mostly self-governing, with their own internal parliaments. However, they send 7 senators and 11 representatives to the Federal Parliament. The autonomous territories had a combined population of 2,725,000 in 2019.
Each province or territory receives a minimum of 1 seat in the Federation Senate. Additional seats are awarded by the following criteria:
- Over 1 million people - 2 seats
- Over 2 million people - 3 seats
- Over 3 million people - 4 seats
- Over 7 million - 5 seats
- Over 12 million - 6 seats
- Over 20 million people - 7 seats
- Over 30 million people - 8 seats
Each province or territory also receives varying numbers of seats in the General Assembly according to population. There are a total of 87 senators and 379 representatives in the two houses of the Federal Parliament.
Each province, territory and autonomous territory can be further divided into (urban) cities and (rural) counties. These in turn are divided into (urban) districts and (rural) towns.
|Name||Capital||Population||Senate Seats||Assembly Seats|
|Avalon Province||New Avalon||32,608,000||8||79|
|Balagur Province||Balagur City||24,989,000||7||59|
|North Skale Province||Kesra||4,347,000||4||11|
|South Skale Province||Dvaril||9,765,000||5||24|
|Raxet (Islands) Territory||Actin||3,537,000||4||9|
|Maldis Islands Territory||Pasol||1,368,000||2||3|
|Toscal Islands Territory||Falaven||2,267,000||3||6|
|Canary Islands Territory||Tenerife||2,128,000||3||5|
|Madeira (Islands) Territory||Funchal||289,000||1||1|
|Antigua & Barbuda Autonomous Territory||St John's||104,000||1||1|
|Barbados Autonomous Territory||Bridgetown||287,000||1||1|
|Belize Autonomous Territory||Belmopan||398,000||1||1|
|Mauritius Autonomous Territory||Port Louis||1,266,000||2||3|
|Seychelles Autonomous Territory||Victoria||97,000||1||1|
|Suriname Autonomous Territory||Paramaribo||573,000||1||1|
The Royal Axiomian Armed Forces are tasked with defending the Federation of South Axiom from foreign threats and aggression, while also contributing to peacekeeping, humanitarian and disaster-relief efforts. The armed forces consist of three main service branches: the Royal Axiomian Army (RXA), Royal Axiomian Navy (RXN) and Royal Axiomian Air Force (RXAF). Two sub-branches, the Royal Axiomian Marine Corps (RXMC) and Royal Axiomian Coast Guard (RXCG), are independent but nominally under Navy control.
Since its foundation in 1718, its principal adversary has been the Imperial Marat Armed Forces (1718~1921), and its successors the People's Army of Axiom (1921~1991) and the North Axiomian Armed Forces (1991~present). The presence of such a large ground force on its northern border has forced the Royal Axiomian Armed Forces to retain conscription (with alternate service options) to this day. Minimum service periods are 12~15 months for the army and marines, and 15~18 months for the navy and air force. Reserve duty periods are 12 months for the army and marines, and 15 months for the navy and air force.
In 2019 the Federation of South Axiom spent a total of $263.0 billion on defense, equivalent to 3.20% of GDP. South Axiom has 1,189,800 active military personnel and the 799,800 reserve personnel. Due to consistent investment in training, equipment and technology, along with a large economy and defense budget, South Axiom possesses one of the most powerful armed forces in the world, able to face Russia or China on equal or slightly superior terms.
Royal Axiomian Army (RXA)
"Guardian of the Nation"
Main Article: Royal Axiomian Army (RXA)
The Royal Axiomian Army (established in 1718) is the largest branch of the Royal Axiomian Armed Forces, with 796,800 active and 654,900 reserve personnel. It has the highest percentage of conscripts out of all the major branches, especially in light infantry formations. However it retains a highly trained and experienced cadre of commissioned and non-commissioned officers, along with various specialized units.
The army operates 3,150 tanks, 9,913 armored fighting vehicles, over 5,500 artillery pieces and 1,431 helicopters. Its personnel and equipment are organised into four field armies, which are divided into corps, divisions and brigades. There are a total of 23 active (2 armored, 5 mechanized, 12 infantry, 2 mountain, 1 airborne and 1 air assault) and 18 reserve (5 mechanized and 13 infantry) divisions, along with 7 independent reserve brigades. 6 active and 5 reserve combat aviation brigades support land forces at the corps level.
Around half of the army's forces are deployed near the border with North Axiom, to counter the extensive deployment of North Axiomian land units in the region.
"We Rule the Waves"
Main Article: Royal Axiomian Navy (RXN)
The Royal Axiomian Navy (established in 1718) is the third-largest branch of the Royal Axiomian Armed Forces, with 157,400 active and 49,500 reserve personnel. It operates 3 carriers, 57 major surface combatants (frigate-size or larger), 115 minor combatants (corvette-size or lower), 15 amphibious warfare ships, 23 nuclear submarines and 24 conventional submarines. It also operates 915 fixed-wing, rotary-wing and unmanned aircraft.
The RXN operates out of several naval bases, including the five home bases Razat (Balagur), Qasir (Mordel, Haldonia), Detas (Rothal, Capital Region), Golkar (Rolagil) and Fasar (Pyleor, Khador), and various bases in the island territories and overseas.
Royal Axiomian Marine Corps (RXMC)
"Leading the Way"
Main Article: Royal Axiomian Marine Corps (RXMC)
The Royal Axiomian Marine Corps (established in 1844) is the amphibious warfare force of the Royal Axiomian Armed Forces, with 49,400 active and 16,000 reserve personnel. The second largest marine corps in the world, the RXMC is organized into 2 Marine Expeditionary Forces and 3 security battalions, deployed in the marine sectors of RXN naval bases. While nominally independent, it closely cooperates with, and in wartime is commanded by, the Royal Axiomian Navy.
Royal Axiomian Marine Corps training and doctrine is similar to that of the USMC, focusing on physical and mental fitness, the ability to achieve objectives in small groups, and potential operations on foreign shores. Along with airborne and special forces, the RXMC is usually the first ground force to be deployed for foreign interventions.
The RXMC operates similar land equipment to the Royal Axiomian Army, and also operates various fixed-wing, tilt-rotor and rotary-wing aircraft. RXMC troop contingents protect ports and embark on RXN amphibious warfare ships, and RXMC pilots operate from both Naval Air Stations and the decks of amphibious assault ships or aircraft carriers.
Royal Axiomian Air Force (RXAF)
"Soaring High and True"
Main Article: Royal Axiomian Air Force (RXAF)
The Royal Axiomian Air Force (established 1931) is the second-largest branch of the Royal Axiomian Armed Forces, with 235,600 active and 95,400 reserve personnel. It operates 1,037 fighters, 146 attack aircraft, 52 bombers, 361 transports, 81 helicopters, 627 trainers, 205 support aircraft and 591 unmanned aircraft. The RXAF is one of the largest and most technologically advanced air forces in the world, and a world leader in stealth aircraft and manned-unmanned aircraft networking. It also maintains a significant orbital presence (with navigation, reconnaissance/surveillance and communication satellites), and works with various South Axiomian aerospace firms on military projects.
Main Article: Economy of South Axiom
Science & Technology
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
The South Axiom Space Research Organisation was established to explore the realm of outer space, and to open it up to various applications. Since its creation in 1960 it has been a world leader in space operations, cooperating with NASA, the ESA, Roscosmos and JAXA on various projects. In 2017 it had a budget of $9.875 billion and 12,460 employees.
The first South Axiomian satellite was launched from a Altair rocket in 1964. Since then various satellites have been launched into LEO and GEO, including the GSN navigation network, the AXCOM and ACSAT communication satellites, the FORESIGHT reconnaissance satellites, and various scientific satellites. South Axiomian space probes have visited the moon, Mars, the asteroid belt, Jupiter and Saturn.
The Artemis two-person space capsule, and its Electra I booster, was developed in the 1980s to provide South Axiom with a manned spaceflight capability. The two astronauts of the 1988 Artemis 3 mission were the first South Axiomians in space.
The Artemis was followed by the the three-person Aries capsule (and Cepheus II booster), which first flew in 1996. The Aries, along with the US Space Shuttle and Russian Soyuz, would play a key role in the International Space Station Project. An improved version, the Aries-N, is still in service today.
The SXSRO, along with Perseus Air and Space Technologies, is currently developing a fully reusable space-plane, the Hyperion. The Hyperion can carry 2~7 people and/or cargo, and is made up of the main spacecraft and two boosters. The boosters separate after launch, and are recovered through controlled landing at sea, like the SpaceX Falcon 9. The main spacecraft lands as a glider after re-entry.
The Hyperion is planned to open up a new age of manned space exploration, with the ability to cost-effectively assemble large, modular deep-space craft. Manned missions to near-earth asteroids (2024), the moon (2027) and Mars (2035~37) are planned in the future.