Lysian Republic

République Lysienne

Fleur de Lys
Flag of Lysia
Flag
Coat of arms of Lysia
Coat of arms
Motto: Oh toi, Liberté!
Map of Lysia
Map of Lysia
CapitalCoeur
Largest cityLyrie
Official languages!French
Recognised national languages!French
Government
• Président
François Richard Hervé Autun
• Président du Conseil
Charles André Alexandre Mécra
LegislatureLe Conseil; Le Directoire
Population
• 2016 estimate
20,372,959
GDP (PPP)estimate
• Per capita
$57,902.65
GDP (nominal)estimate
• Total
$1,179,648,314,441.35
HDI0.939
very high
CurrencyLysian Franc
Driving sideright

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.

Etymology

Most modern language scholars believe that the name Lysia or Lycia is a Aroman-adapted version of an original Luqqawanna, which would mean "the land of the Luqqa people" in an old Amutian language. The Lysians 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.

The Fleur de Lys have little in common to real Lys (Lilium of Liliaceae family) and have a true religious and symbolic significance, by the legends and histories about it, which have overtime made it a symbol with heavy prestige and of royalties.

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 have been done with long speards, whose head had the form of a Fleur de Lys in both, efficiency and fashion issues which 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, which would become the symbol of the Grand Duc given the prestige he had coming out of the such symbol along how it carried its victories. It’d take 2 more centuries before the name of Fleur de Lys is definitely adopted. As in the origin the name was the grand Duché du Lys, the short “Lysian” or “Lysien” was maintained as the demonym.

Geography

(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.)

History

Rock-cut Temple-like tombs
Lysian rock cut tombs of $DeadKing.
Rock-cut tomb at $CityName.

(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.)

(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 Fleur de Lys and Mauvin. The Union would be dissolved in 1945 following the Armistice, ending the Second World War.

The Union Pan-Républicaine have been refounded following a parliamentary crisis in Fleur de Lys, 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 Fleur de Lys, to be nominated Dictateur, making him call for a meeting with the Cinq, which shall end up with negociations about a help of some kind to Fleur de Lys 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.

Politics

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 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 months.

Président de la République

François Richard Hervé Autun.

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 have 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 are 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

Charles André Alexandre Mécra.

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 An CCXXVI.

Culture

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.

Architecture

Palais de Selzeaux (construction from 1623 to 1750).

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 1660’s to late 1790’s 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.

Cuisine

Lysian cuisine
A Casserole de Cassoulet, one of the mighty South-Lysian Montagnard meal.
L’École Chez Carette, training new rookies.

With 20 3 stars restaurants, granted by the Guide Duchemin, along 57 2 stars and 304 1 stars restaurants, the Republic have one of the most densified area of starised restaurants. Even if in total ranking, it is ranking 3rd, the particular History of the Republic give it a fair advantage when coming to the star competition, particularly as it have known how to maintain and develop its traditions, while polarising with the newest fashions. This is also completed by the Republic’s very strict legislation how food, along its selling, with for instance, the number of fast food being limited with only 5 foreign fast-food styles restaurants having been authorised in the 2000’s, and the number being far from ever raising. Those strict legislations are clearly enforced, as for instance, Link36 restaurants have been closed by force following a police intervention in the middle of this year, and the charges against those “cooking”, serving and maintaining the restaurant have been quite heavy, to certainly not be joked with.

Given the 35 hours week, along the light taxation when coming to organic and healthy food, the Government indirectly wish to encourage each person to do cooking “Fait Maison”, or homemade, which have proven following studies to drastically reduce obesity and improve considerably 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 figure head 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.

Language

L’Académie Lysienne.

(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 exceptions of 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 “week-end” 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 resides in the necessity to know “how to speak”, in the way of argumentation, with LinkConcours de Plaidoirie and Linkd'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.