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Motto: Oh toi, Liberté!
Anthem: La Victoire en Chantant
Map of Lysia
|François Richard Hervé Autun|
|Charles André Alexandre Mécra|
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Lysia, officially the République Lysienne (Anglish: “Lysian Republic”) or Fleur de Lys, is a sovereign state whose territory is in Central Europa on Eurth. The Republic borders in the South Cristina and Mantella, the large plains in the East and the North, along the Lac Lyrie making the entire Western facade, for ending with Magnaeus border in the South-West. The Republic is well known for being a founding Member of the ISTC, ATARA along with an observer member in the Entente of Oriental States.
Most modern language scholars believe that the name Lysia or Lycia is an Aroman-adapted version of an original Luqqawanna, which would mean "the land of the Luqqa people" in an old Occidental language. The Lysians also appear as Lukia in Aroman inscriptions.
The Fleur de Lys is one of the most widely spread heraldic furniture, with its presence rivalling the one of the cross, eagle and lion in those matters. Even if greatly variable given the many styles the flower may take, being visible on the old Gallambrian coat of arms for example. However, this Fleur de Lys has little in common with the real Lys (Lilium of Liliaceae family). It has a true religious and symbolic significance. The legends and stories about it have, over time, changed it into a symbol of royal prestige.
Coming back to the foundation of the Grand Duché du Lys, founded by Louis I at the expense of the Eternal Empire of Hémus, the conquest was done with long spears with tips in the shape of a Fleur de Lys. These efficiency and fashion standards had been issued by Louis himself as he started the conquest of what would be today’s Fleur de Lys. The land which he had conquered would be known as “La Terre Conquise par les Fleurs de Lys” (the Land conquered by Fleurs de Lys). This would become the symbol of the Grand Duc. It granted him additional prestige, embedding such a symbol along with how it enabled his victories. It would take another 200 years before the name of Fleur de Lys was definitely adopted. As in the origin the name was the grand Duché du Lys, the short “Lysian” or “Lysien” was maintained as the demonym.
(The borders of Lysia varied over time. Also included the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycian_Way from Aroma to the eastern frontier. Lac Lyrie or Lac Venège.)
(WIP. The history of Lysia can borrow some inspiration from RL Lycia and Lydia. Both has ties with RL Greece, much in the same way as we establish our Aroman Empire. Alternatively, with the movement of Lysia from Amutia to Occidental Europa, tie the capital city history into the history of Myra, birthplace of Saint Nicholas.)
(Lysia military outpost of the Aroman Empire and later Sacred Aroman Realm. From the 5th or 4th centuries BCE, Lysia came under increasing Aroman social and political influences. The Lysian language became extinct and was replaced by Ancient Aroman, some time around 200 BCE. There is some evidence that the Lysian population was not as docile as the Aroman hand-off policy would suggest.)
The Union Pan-Républicaine finds its origins back in 1102 at the proclamation of the République following the end of the Eternal Empire of Hémus over the territory on today's Lysia and Mauvin. The Union would be dissolved in 1945 following the Armistice, ending the Second World War. (WIP. This part also needs to be rewritten, since this war didn't occur on Eurth.)
The Union Pan-Républicaine was restored following a parliamentary crisis in Lysia, over a scandal involving high-ranking functionaries for the Aérospatiale debt scandal, Ahranan Spying Gate, Affaire Saint-Étienne along many other affairs, which lead to a time of uncertainty in the République, which shall lead to the nomination of Charles Mécra, previously Président du Conseil of Lysia, to be nominated Dictator, making him call for a meeting with the Cinq, which shall end up with negotiations about a help of some kind to Lysia in the Summit of Concorde. However, after deep discussions, seeing potential external threats, both economic and military, for the other Républiques, a decisive Summit would follow in Châteauneuf de Germain, sealing the re-creation of the Union Pan-Républicaine in 2018, after 73 years.
The Lysian political system, which have been reformed in 2018 at Président du Conseil Charles André Alexandre Mécra’s intention at the time, to give more power to the Presidencies along with deleting many forms of bureaucracies existing at the time, is a fully democratic one which have no longer the slow decision-making process or issue of falling Governments every month.
Président de la République
La Présidence is the Head of State, but also consist of all the staff needed to advise and allow full function of La Présidence. Le Président is the official representative towards foreign entities, even if its power is greatly limited on the diplomatic matters because of the Ministère des Affaires Diplomatiques et Commerciales, which is in charge of negotiations and signature when coming to diplomatic matters and contracts with foreign entities. Making as a result, Le Président’s powers quite limited, even if he/she own a great impact on Le Conseil in which he may VETO to a decision or in case of no 4/5 majority, may bring balance and cut the decision. Current Président, being elected in office since the 01 Vendémiaire An CCXXV (or 22 September 2016) is François Richard Hervé Autun from the Parti Républicain.
As we may have seen in the upper paragraph, La Présidence isn’t an all powerful position, but the party owning it however has a serious advantage over its political opponents, by being able to, in case of a draw in a vote or on a decision, get the advantage. Even if Le Président is the only Member of its Party around the table, and wish to confront the Ministers, it is possible by allowing him/her to simply call for a national referendum on the matter if he does not wish to use his/her VETO (knowing that, even if there is a VETO, nothing prevents the Minister to put back a point to the agenda and make the same, again proposal), where the national referendum would give sensible important time for campaigning against a measure for instance, and it works on the other scenario which is where, Le Président would be alone with a Minister to support the Proposal, and therefore may push it towards a national referendum in hope of winning. Le Président VETO power is however suspended when coming to remove of offices, for Ministers or itself.
La Présidence really remains a key position inside the République Lysienne operations, and is a factor that may completely redraw the political landscape of the Republic, to certainly not underestimate even if its power is very limited, and in the end, remain only to the decision-making process.
La Présidence may also be dismissed, or by Le Président directly at any time, making him/her leave the office, or through a proposition in Le Conseil which shall mandatorily pass through a national referendum to determinate the final outcome, with the particular case being that, there is only the need of one minister being seconded by another to make the national referendum, and Le Président VETO power is suspended de facto.
Président du Conseil de la République
La Présidence du Conseil, previously an appointed position by the former Assemblée Nationale, is now a turning Presidency by each of the 5 Ministers, this shall be a position they shall each hold during the 4th year of their mandate for 1 year until their disposal out of office, which is passing from a Minister to another each year. As a result, this position is a more stable one, ensuring a minimum mandate of 1 year for the Président du Conseil, while before it was common during crisis periods to have a Président du Conseil and its Government last only weeks.
The role of the Président du Conseil is to animate Le Conseil, by prioritising the agenda issues along being the one which manage the Cabinet Ministériel, the Justice Division along the Finance Division. It is its duty, by managing the Justice and Finance Divisions, to make propositions concerning those in Le Conseil and Le Directoire.
For ensuring the stability and cohesion of the nation, the Présidence du Conseil have 5% of the budget, or a total of 17 694 724 716,62 Francs for the year CCXXVI.
The Lysian culture is one of the most stereotyped culture around the World, being cultivated and described as one of fashion, gastronomy, architecture, artists in all types along literature, and have a long-standing 3,400 years of History, as in the Heart of Europa.
Lysian culture, have started to clearly differentiated itself in the XVIIth Century, with the Lysian Classicism being erupted under the reign of Charles XIII in 1678. The Lysian Classicism, which was from the 1660s to late 1790s would see a great inspiration coming from the Eternal Empire of Hémus directly, where Antiquity is modernised and getting greater, with possibilities that the technology at the time made available.
The Palais de Selzeaux is a great example of the Lysian Classicism, starting first as a local Royal hunting lodge for the Roy, Charles XIII when acceding the throne shall raise to power, being crowned. The Roy, having a rather particular view when coming to architecture, having his own opinions on the matter, decide that the capital of the time was too “corrupted” and “dirty” to host his ideal Palais. In 1648, he would find the perfect localisation in the previous hunting lodge of his father, near the village of Selzeaux. Construction would go on for 102 years, with gardens taking as much as 2 000 acres and making the Palais the largest one in Europa.
With twenty 3-fleurs restaurants, granted by the Guide Duchemin, along 57 2-fleurs and 304 1-fleur restaurants, Lysia has one of the most dense area of quality restaurants. Even if in total ranking it ranks 3rd, the particular history of Lysia gives it a fair advantage when coming to the Duchemin ratings, particularly as it knows how to maintain and develop its traditions, while polarising with the newest fashions. This is complemented by a very strict food legislation. The expansion of fast food is limited by the cap on foreign fast-food styles restaurants, with only 5 having been authorised since the 2000s. This number is unlikely to ever be raised. This strict legislations are clearly enforced. For example, 36 restaurants have been forcibly closed following a police intervention in the summer of 2019. The charges brought against those “cooking”, serving and maintaining the restaurant have been quite heavy.
Given the 35 hours work week, along with the light taxation when it comes to organic and healthy food, the Government indirectly wish to encourage each person to do cooking “Fait Maison”, or homemade. Studies have proven such a diet will drastically reduce the percentage of obesity and considerably improve overall health.
Pastries, viennoiseries, and all sort of hot drinks, a real institution have been created around the Boulangeries which extend their activities to also cake conception, macarons most notably and even lunch meals for some, with some such as Lenotre or Chez Carette becoming a figurehead and a must when coming to first class taste, even exporting it oversea. The traditions are kept as the State offer, thanks to the Ministère des Affaires Éducatives et Scientifiques support and incitation by the Republic, to include the Culinaries Schools into the free education place.
(The eponymous inhabitants of Lysia, the Lysians, spoke Lysian, a member of the eastern branch of the Amutian languages, a subfamily of the Proto-Europan family. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycian_language)
La Langue Lysienne, those are in capitals, defining the importance in the culture of the language. From the age of 3 to 20, Lysian lessons are mandatory with an average of 5 hours per week on such lesson, such act decided is explained first by the complexity of the Lysian, which is well-known to have rules, exceptions to those rules, and exceptions to those rules, necessitating lots of time for the younger generations to learn all those subtleties. Another point is for fighting the Anglicisime (English words which are introduced into Lysian), such as “weekend” which is more and more widely used by the population, and during those lessons translations of those words defined by the Académie Lysienne are used and pushed, hoping to also have an impact on the parents of the child. The third and last reason reside in the necessity to know “how to speak”, in the way of argumentation, with Concours de Plaidoirie and d'Éloquence being frequently organised in schools, and this, since the youngest age. Those three points promote a sane a pure language, which the Académie Lysienne is spearheading.
Annually, the Académie Lysienne is in charge of releasing the Dictionnaire Officiel and the Règles Officielles, two books which compile all the words, rules, usages and any information needed to properly speak Lysian. The Académie Lysienne detains a massive power, as effectively its rules are taught in all schools, and also define how the Government speak, with any Official being obligated to speak and write according to the Académie Lysienne’s books.