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Most Serene Florentian People's Empire

Sérénissime Empire Populaire Florentien (Lysian)
Flag of Florentia
Coat of arms of Florentia
Coat of arms
Motto: "Pour l'Empereur et la Liberté !"
"For the Emperor and Liberty"
Anthem: "La voix du peuple"
"Le Fou Rire"
(Anthem of the People's Action)

Royal anthem"Vive l'Empereur et la Liberté"
Map of Florentia
Map of Florentia
Official languagesLysian, Florentian creoles, Esonian,
Recognised national languagesFlorentian creoles
Recognised regional languagesStillian
Ethnic groups
Lysian (69,4%)
Natives (17,3%)
Esonian (6,9%)
Stillian (4,8%)
Orthodox (47%)
Orthodox demonism (23%)
Animism (16,7%)
Shinshi (6%)
Tocalic (4%)
Other (3,3%)
GovernmentSocialist Federation under a Semi-Constitutional Monarchy
• Divine Emperor of the Republic
Ambroise IV
• President of the Republic
Guide to happiness
Hugo Lysandre Dellague
• Chairman of the Legislation
Nicolas Moreau
• Tribune of the Tribunes
Eléanore Petit
LegislatureImperial Assemblies
Legislative Body
People's Tribunate
Independance from the Lysian Republic in 1771
325,000 km2 (125,000 sq mi)
• Estimate
26 223 000
GDP (nominal)2023 estimate
• Total
279 694 518 000
• Per capita
CurrencyImperial Lys (IL)

Florentia, Most Serene Florentian People's Empire, is a develloping country on Eurth, located in Eastern Alharu, on the Cashari Island. It has a population of approximatly 26 223 000 inhabitants and has a size of 325 747 km2. The political capital city is Montcharmin, while the economic capital city is Belleville. It is bordered by Esonice via the treaty ports of Sademi and Mihura.

Florentia is a socialist federal parliamentary monarchy. A former Lysian colony, Florentia held from 1767 to 1771 the government-in-exile of the Kingdom of Lysia. In 1771, King Louis XI of Lysia, next to a referundum, is crowned Emperor of Florentia, ending the Lysian monarchy.

After an era of glory because of its high value agricultural products, Florentia slowly began to lose power and influence because of its outdated means of production (mainly the use of slavery). In august 2023, former Confederal Chancellor Hugo Lysandre Dellague held a referundum to vote for a new socialist and progressive constitution. After several days of intense political instability, the referundum was won with 92% of the voters in favor of the new constitution. The executive power is shared between an hereditary Emperor, currently Ambroise IV, and an elected President, Hugo Lysandre Dellague. The legislature, named the Imperial Assemblies, follow a tricameral system, divided between the appointed Constitutionnal Senate, the indirectly elected Legislative Body, and the directly elected People's Tribunate.

The Florentian economy is mainly based on high-quality agricultural exports, the main ones being cotton, tobacco and sugar cane. There is also a develloping mining sector in the northern states and industries centered around tobacco products and textile. Tourism also holds an important place. While slavery has been abolished, the previous economic sanctions heavely damaged the Florentian economy.


Florentia has been named by the founders of Port-Rouge - the first lysian settlement on the Cashari Island - to honor the Lysian sailor Florent Bouvier who explored the Saint-Elme river and its delta.


Florentia has an area of 325 747 km2 and a population of 26 223 000 inhabitants (2020). Its capital city is Montcharmin but its biggest city is Belleville. While most of the country is very flat, dominated by forests, grasslands and bayous supplied by an important and complex system of natural waterways, the northern part of the country has hills and small plateaus where can be found the source of the two main rivers of the country, the Saint-Elme and the Borria. Because of the arid North of the Cashari Island, Northern Florentia occasionally suffers from small sandstorms, while Southern Florentia occasionally suffers from hurricanes.

Rivers, lakes and reservoirs

Florentia has thousands of small rivers and creeks, creating a complex system of natural and navigable waterways in all the country. The country also has numerous bayous along the Saint-Elme river, the Borria river and the coast. Those water ressources provide recreation, civil and freight transporation, fishing, hunting, crop irrigation and water for human consumption, and millions of Florentians are reliant on it.


Florentia has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa), perhaps one of the best examples of a humid subtropical climate in the wurld, with long, hot, humid summers and short, mild winters. The subtropical characteristics of the country are due to its low latitude, low lying topography, and the combined influences of the Cashari Sea and its waterways system.

Rain is frequent throughout the year, although from April to September is slightly wetter than the rest of the year, which is the country's wet season. There is a dip in precipitation in October. In summer, thunderstorms build during the heat of the day and bring intense but brief, tropical downpours. In winter, rainfall is more frontal and less intense.

Summers in southern Florentia have high temperatures from June through September averaging 32°C or more, and overnight lows averaging above 21°C. At times, temperatures in the 32–37°C, combined with dew points in the 24–26°C, create sensible temperatures over 49°C). The humid, thick, jungle-like heat in southern Florentia is a famous subject of countless stories and movies.

Temperatures are generally warm in the winter in the southern part of the country, with highs around Belleville, Mouvant and the rest of southern Florentia, averaging 19°C. The northern part of the country is mildly cool in the winter, with highs averaging 15°C. The overnight lows in the winter average well above freezing throughout the country, with 8 °C the average near the Sea and an average low of 3 °C in the winter in the northern part of the country.

Flora and fauna

Some of the most common animals found throughout all of the country include otter, deer, mink, muskrat, raccoons, opossums, rabbits, squirrels, nutria, turtles, alligators, woodcocks, skunks, foxes, beavers, ringtails, armadillos, coyotes and bobcats. Deer, squirrel, rabbit, and bear are hunted as game, while muskrat, snakes, nutria, mink, opossum, bobcat, and skunk are commercially significant for fur. Prized game birds include quail, turkey, woodcock, and various waterfowl, of which the mottled duck and wood duck are native. There are several endemic plants and animals in Florentia that are found nowhere else on Earth; an example could be the Florentia bluestar or the white leucistic alligator. The Borria river map turtle and the ringed map turtle are only found in Florentia.

While Florentia deeply lacks of protected national parks, most of the country remains untouched or almost untouched by human intervention. The only protected area is the National Park of the Saint-Elme Delta, under the jurisdiction of Bayave and Javiosia.



Early history

  • First humans coming from Mesothalassa

Cashari Invasions

  • Invasion of Esonice by the Cashari horse-riding tribes

Colonial Era (1587-1771)

The colonial era in Florentia begins with the exploration of the Saint-Elme river's delta in May, 1587, by the Lysian explorator Florent Bouvier. In 1595, the "Décret Royal sur la Florentie" ("Royal Decree on Florentia") claims the Cashari Island as the rightful possession of the King of Lysia, and the Governorate of Florentia is created.

In 1748, Lysia buys the islander part of the Vice-Royalty of Cashar, renamed Lasoda, from Iberica.

Lysian monarchy in-exile and march towards independence

In 1767, the Lysian royal family flees the Lysian Revolution and come to Florentia, where the local authorities and the population are still loyal to them. In Montcharmin, Louis-Ambroise of Asmavie is crowned as Louis XI of Lysia. In 1770-1771, Lysia tries to take back Florentia but fails, despite superior numbers and equipment.

Realizing the impossibility to take back overcome the otherside, an armistice is signed between the Lysian Republic and the Kingdom of Lysia. Louis XI decides to settle the Lysian monarchy in Florentia and is elected by a referundum as Emperor Ambroise I of Florentia.

Rise of a regional power (1771-1877)

Civil war (1877-1885)

Downfall and decolonisation (1877-2019)

Florentian-Cashari wars (2019-2023)

March towards progress (2023-nowadays)

  • 1870's-1880s : the Emperor tries to outlaw Florentian slavery. Nine of the twelve states secede from the Empire : beginning of the Florentian cival war with the slave states opposing Louvier and the anti-slavery states. The slave states win and abdicate the Louvian King from the throne of Florentia, installing his second son. The victorious states write the "Confederal Act", lightening a lot the power of the Emperor is very lightened while giving huge autonomy to the states.
  • 1887 : Drafting of the "Charter of the Master and the Slave", guaranteeing the first rights to slaves and greatly limiting the punishments given by the masters. The charter is signed by five of the states.
  • 2019 : One of the most severe states with regard to slaves undergoes a major slave revolt. The slaves managed to organise themselves and control part of the state, with no advances on either side. (WIP)
  • 2022 : Florentia and the revolt sign an armistice, but are technicly still at war with each other. (WIP)


The Most Serene People's Florentian Empire is made of 13 divisions under a restrictive federal system : 12 states and one independant city, the capital city Montcharmin and its suburbs.

List of the Florentian divisions

# Name Type of regime Legal status State capital Population Leading political party Flag
1 Javiosia Kingdom of (syndicalist constitutional monarchy) State Belleville 9 103 000 People's Action Flag of Javiosia.png
2 Lasoda Imperial Unit of (council republic) State Teldore 1 539 000 People's Action Flag of Lasoda.png
3 Sonore Imperial Unit of (council republic) State Nouvelle-Ligomes 820 000 People's Action Flag of Sonore.png
4 Abalavier Imperial Unit of (council republic) State Mouvant 1 507 000 People's Action Flag of Abalavier.png
5 Bayave Marquisate of (syndicalist constitutional monarchy) State Port-Rouge 915 000 People's Action Drapeau Bayave.png
6 Lower Transboria Imperial Unit of (council republic) State Guéret 1 338 000 People's Action Flag of Lower Transboria.png
7 Rivière de Juillet Imperial Unit of (council republic) State Baste 1 415 000 People's Action Flag of Rivière de Juillet.png
8 Yalme Imperial Unit of (council republic) State Rodaze 1 180 000 People's Action Flag of Yalme.png
9 Tyronia Imperial Unit of (council republic) State Vimbe 602 000 People's Action Flag of Populist Tyronie.png
10 Narizonia Pluriethnic Federation of (federal council republic) State Libreville 2 293 000 Progressive Party Florentian Cashari Flag.png
11 Saint-Isidore Imperial Unit of (council republic) State Adèrnes 1 722 000 Alternative for Saint-Isidore Flag of Populist Saint-Isidore.png
12 Upper Cisborie Republic (Unitary and semi-presidential republic, democracy) State Coeur 806 000 Liberty Union Flag of Upper Cisborie.png
13 Imperial District Kingdom of the (syndicalist constitutional monarchy) State Montcharmin 2 983 000 People's Action Flag of the Imperial District.png

Imperial government

Florentia is an authoritarian socialist federal semi-constitutionnal and semi-presidential monarchy. The central government is divided between the executive power, held by the Emperor and the President of the Republic, and the legislative power, held by the Constitutionnal Senate, the Legislative Body and the People's Tribunate. It holds its legitimacy from the Kingdom of Lysia, since the Emperor of Florentia is the most direct heir of Louis I of Lysia. The citizens elect half of the executive power and most of the legislative power, while the other part of the executive power is hereditary and some legislative positions are appointed by the executive. Since its independance, Florentia didn't recognise the Lysian Republic as the rightful lysian government, claiming the republican regime was a fraud. However, since 1934, while the Emperor of Florentia still bears the title of King of Lysia, efforts have been made to normalize relations between both countries.

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Organisational Chart of the Florentian Government

The executive power is very small compared to the legislative one. The Emperor of Florentia is, according to law, the most direct heir of Louis I of Lysia. Since the civil war, the Emperor's power on the central government is reduced to naming the Chancellor and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs. However, the Emperor of Florentia holds still absolute power over the Grand-Duchy of Montcharmin, usually nicknamed the Imperial District, and which corresponds to the capital city Montcharmin and its surroundings.

The Confederal Senate's role is to represent the states. It used to be the upper house of the assembly but, since the Confederal constitution of 1885, it is the only house of Florentia. It is composed of twelve senators, one per state. Senators are elected every two years, without limit to the number of terms, by universal suffrage in their respective states. Each senator has one vote, except the Confederal Chancelor, named by the Emperor, which has two votes. The Chancellor's role is to lead the debates and to organize the work of the Senate. He also has to name the government, except the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, who is named by the Emperor himself.

Diarch Executive


President of the Republic and Guide to Happiness

Tricameral Legislation

Constitutionnal Senate
Legislative Body

List of the Chairmen of the Legislation of Florentia

People's Tribunate

List of the Tribune of the Tribunes of Florentia

States government

(To be changed :)

Because of its extreme decentralization, Florentian states have a very extensive autonomy, often caracterized as "de facto independance" by foreign countries. For example, the Constitution of 1885 doesn't forbid the states from declaring war to other states, forming economic and/or military alliances (such as the Northern Lights, an anti-slavery economic union between Saint-Isidore, Coayard, Javiosia and Bayave).

It led to many effect, such as (but not limited to) the disorganization of the infrastructure network, the broad diversity of state government types and foreign countries treating directly with the states rather than with the central government.


(WIP. Employment. Exports. Energy. Transport. Media. Currency.)

The Florentian currency is the Imperial Franc, or "Franc Impérial" in Lysian.


Energy mix in Florentia.

  Coal (76%)
  Oil (9%)
  Hydro (9%)
  Solar (4%)
  Natural gas (2%)

Due to abundant coal supply from Garindina, since the early XIXth century, Florentia became more and more reliant on coal for its energy. The lack of centralised authority also compromised the creation of mega projects, most of them being abandonned because of the lack of fundings due to the inability of the states to collaborate. Until the 1950s, only Javiosia, the richest Florentian state, could afford mega projects. For example, in 1936, the Javiosian goverment inaugurated the Ménilbaissant power station. In 1940, 42% of the country was reliant on this power plant, 87% if we count only Javiosia, Tyronie, Bayave and Yalme. Even if the power plant lost in efficenciy through the time, it is still used and provides 15% of the Florentian energy.

Nowadays, the Florentian energy mix is less reliant on coal, with an augmentation from gas, oil and hydro energy. The Federal Republic of Saint-Isidore also began to exploit solar energy in the northern plateaus. For now, 76% of Florentian energy comes from coal, 9% comes from oil, 9% comes from hydro, 4% from solar and 2% from natural gas.


  • Huge export-based agriculture economy
  • One of the main exporter of tobacco, cotton
  • Also produces some maize, wheat, soybean
  • Use of slavery


  • Important sulphur and magnesium ressources. Few natural gaz
  • Exploitation of sand (one of the main exporter) and controversy over the progressive destruction of beaches


  • Industry (textile, cigares) in Javiosie
  • Developping industry in a few other states


  • Important tourism, despite a boycott due to the use of slaves
  • Renown to be a "return to the past"
  • Famous steam boats cruise on the Saint-Elme river


(WIP. Ethnic groups. Language. Religion. Health. Education.)


Ethnics diversity chart (2020)

  Lysian creole (69.4%)
  Cashari native (17.3%)
  Esonian (6.9%)
  Stillian (4.8%)
  Other (1.6%)

Florentia is a fairly diverse nation. While most of the country is populated by Lysian creoles, descendant of Lysian setlers, there is a significant amount of Natives, Esonians and Stillian creoles.


(WIP. Literature. Visual arts. Music. Cuisine. Sport.)

  • Culture : Louisianian creole, natives











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