History of Littland
The history of Littland.
- 1 Periodization
- 2 Prehistoric Age
- 3 Tribal Period (7th century - 1050)
- 4 Langhorn dynasty (1050 - 1527)
- 5 Hoffic War (1527 - 1550)
- 6 Kollund dynasty (1550 - 1824)
- 7 Aventoft dynasty (1824 - 1900)
- 8 The Dictatorship (1900 - 1910)
- 9 Civil War
- 10 Modern Day
The following is a listing of Littish historical periods, from the early prehistoric age extending into the modern historical period.
|Stone Age||Paleolithic||to c. 15000 BCE|
|Mesolithic||c. 15000 – c. 4000 BCE|
|Neolithic||c. 4000 – c. 1000 BCE|
|Bronze Age||c. 1000 – c. 400 BCE|
|Iron Age||Early Iron Age||c. 400 BCE – c. 100 CE|
|Late Iron Age||c. 100 – c. 600 CE|
|Tribal Period||c. 600 – c. 1050|
|Medieval Age||c. 1050 – c. 1650|
|Early Modern Age||c. 1650 – c. 1800|
|Industrial/Modern Age||Industrial Period||c. 1800 – 1910|
|Modern Period||1910 – present|
The area of modern day Littland has a rich prehistory, having been populated by many different people groups before the arrival of the Littish tribes in the early 7th century. The two most notable and numerous groups in the area before the Littish arrival were the Yasic Malskic and Ruvian tribes. These tribes were small, scattered hunter gatherer groups, surviving off the local fauna such as the early Agric wild boar, which migrated into the area around 7,000 BCE. It isn't clear exactly when the Yasic tribes adopted agriculture but archeological evidence shows an increase in more permanent settlements around the turn of the 2nd millennium BCE. Religious artifacts and early signs of social classes also appear around this time. It is believed that the Amber trade, coming from the Amber Lake and going south to Dolch and Baltican tribes propelled the region into an era of prosperity around 100 CE, with the appearance of more sophisticated tools, building structures and remains of Dolchic currency forms being discovered.
The exact origin of the early Littish tribes aren't exactly understood. One of the most supported theories claim that they either came from the area of modern day Delamaria and first settled the area bordering the Auraid Bay, then being forced west due to climate change, migrating people groups or some other external or internal factor, ending up in the area around the Arup River. Another theory proposes the Littish came from modern day Gotneska and migrated along the Auraid Bay before migrating west. The Littish pressence along the Auraid Bay in the late 3rd century BCE has considerable archeological evidence and has been universally accepted thanks to recent DNA traces being found in ancient burial mounds. The Littish language shares many similarities with Alemannisch, which may have been picked up during this period. Nonetheless, around 100 CE the first Littish peoples arrives in the area west of the Arup River.
Tribal Period (7th century - 1050)
- Conflict with the Yasic population
Langhorn dynasty (1050 - 1527)
The concept of a united Littish state was realized under the reign of Einar I, known as Einar the Great in Littland. He greatly expanded the Jarldom of Kaslund and established vassals and marches to guard against Yasic neighbors. In the year 1050 he crowned himself "Fyrste af Littien", which translates to Prince of Littia. The entity he established was known as the Principality of Littia.
Hoffic War (1527 - 1550)
- Relationship with Ahrana
- Initial conflict
Kollund dynasty (1550 - 1824)
- State religion and protectorate
- 6 Year War - 1696-1702
- Ruvian Rebirth
Aventoft dynasty (1824 - 1900)
- Helge II - 1824-1862
- Knud IV - 1862-1881
- Helge III - King Helge III passed away on 2 February 1900 of Tuberculosis, he would be the last King of Littland.
The Dictatorship (1900 - 1910)
After the death of King Helge, Prime Minister Walter Nordskov established a Regency while the search for a new King of Littland unfolded. Nordskov quickly used his connections with people in the Army to set up a military rule in the country side, as he suspected socialists would seize the moment to stir up revolution. The Young Socialist Association (USF), mainly active in Kaslund and other major cities began to organize strikes to oppose the use of military units in internal affairs. This stand-off continued until March. On 28 February 1900 the Landsting gave Nordskov "Emergency powers to protect the foundation of Littish society and uphold the freedoms given by the Throne under the Constitution." This gave Nordskov de facto dictatorial powers and allowed him to rule by decree without the need of parliamentary support.
- March Declaration
- Socialist suppression
- Harsh treatment of Ruvians
- Assassination of Nordskov
First Republic (1913 - 1955)
Following the Civil War, a new political system was established based on democratic principles. Parliamentarianism was a fundamental political idea which was implemented in as many places of government as possible. The new Rigsdag, became the parliament with 150 seats elected directly by people. In the early 1950's the parliamentarian system began to collapse. Major infighting in the largest political parties, an increasingly ineffective and ever expanding poublic sector and a stagnant economy lead to much instability and general distaste for the current system. In 1955, a deadlock happened in the Rigsdag where no party was able to gather a majority. 1955 saw 4 elections on January 17th, March 11th, May 2nd and August 28th. This constant political crisis was solved when the parties came to an agreement on a new constitutional conference. From September 19th to November 15th, a new constitution was drafted and ratified, known as the November Constitution. It would allow a new government to not need a majority to rule, just not a majority against it, known as negative parliamentarianism. It also gave the Government more powers, that were previously vested in the President.
Second Republic (1955 - 1968)
The November Consitution, while helping form a government, did not result in the immediete solving of Littlands many problems. Many were systemic and entrenched issues that needed widespread reforms and effort to help overcome.
1968 Coup d'etat & Transitional Government (1968 - 1973)
Seeing the unability for the democratic system and the politicians to get Littland out of crisis, the Army orchestrated a coup and established a Transitional Government with the intent to solve Littlands problems and create a better system for the Littish people and society. The original date for a new democratic system was 1970, this was pushed back to 1971 and then 1972 and again to 1973.
In early spring 1973, the Government yet again pushed back to deadline for a return to democracy and renewed the Tranisitional Democracy Act for another year. This triggered widespread anger and in May, the county experienced a flury of protests and demonstrations against the Government. This came to be known as the Freedom Above All Movement (FAA) due to its slogan, signifying an unwavering spirit of demand of a return to democracy.
Third Republic (1973 - present)
After the FAA Movement succeeded and established the modern system of Littland. Democracy, equality and freedom of expression were once again in Littish society.