League of the Eight Republics
Samadi ar-Riʾnādub at-Tabiwba az-Zi
Leweg Ya Geranatemunenag
Motto: "Xiʾibu ike rabīn iḍrāḥi ar-riʾsallidād, riʾnād rabīmu"
"Yanagok ded gebrib kuyengekot, mehelmoktob gwisin"
"We go as martyrs for you, our country"
Map of the Necunian League
(Note: any similarity to any real country is purely coincidental)
|Official languages||Necunian, Caphtorite|
|Religion||Temple of Zūr|
|Government||Federal patrician republic|
|House of Nobles|
|House of Commons|
|3,287,263 km2 (1,269,219 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
• 2018 estimate
• 2010 census
|31.02/km2 (80.3/sq mi)|
|GDP (PPP)||2018 estimate|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2018 estimate|
• Per capita
|HDI (2018)|| 0.903|
|Currency||Jah (֏) (NCJ)|
|Time zone||UTC-05:00 (NST)|
The League of the Eight Republics (Necunian: Samadi ar-Riʾnādub at-Tabiwba az-Zi; Caphtorite: Leweg Ya Geranatemunenag), more commonly known as the Necunian League (Necunian: as-Samadi an-Neqūnʾalīt; Caphtorite: Leweg Nekwanyamil), is a sovereign state situated on the eastern coast of <TBD>. It is a federal patrician republic composed of eight constituent republics and three federally-administered generality lands. It is geographically broadly divided between the northern and western highlands, the coastal flats, the Lūn river valley, and the broad southern lowlands, spanning a total area of 3,287,263 km2 (1,269,219 sq mi). Much of the population of nearly 102 million is centered around the coasts and in the central river valley, with a significant portion also being concentrated in the northern highlands and the southern broad lowlands. The capital is the port city of Necunia, located at the mouth of the Punja river, and the largest city is Paʿalatīn, a port in the far south of the country.
The establishment of the league began as a pact of common defense between the members of the maritime Old Necunian League against the Caphtorite Empire during the the 15th century. After a period of political upheaval, the Caphtorite Empire collapsed, leaving a vacuum for the various Necunian Republics to seize power. The Necunians propped up a government in the Caphtorite heartland modeled after their own. The leaders of the various republics then swore an oath of common defense and prosperity, laying the framework for the modern Necunian League.
The Necunian League occupies the crossroads of various cultural entities. Despite its linguistic and cultural diversity, the League's national identiy is rooted in a common historical background and shared values such as confederalism, economic liberty, and psephocracy. Due to its linguistic diversity, it is known by a variety of native names, such as as-Samadi in Necunian and Leweg in Caphtorite, both meaning simply the League. On coins and banknotes, Necunian appears on the obverse, while Caphtorite appears on the reverse, while on stamps, the official languages appear at top and bottom in no particular order.
The Necunian League is as a whole a highly developed country. It ranks at or near the top in several international metrics, including economic competitiveness and human development. Necunia, Paʿalatīn, and Rimmun have been ranked among the top twenty cities in the world in terms of quality of life by several sources, with Necunia being ranked second globally with some regularity.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 2.1 Early history
- 2.2 Telchinic period
- 2.3 Middle ages
- 2.4 Rise of the Caphtorites
- 2.5 Mobolian Kingdom and maritime republics
- 2.6 Old Necunian League (1408—1742)
- 2.7 Federal state
- 2.8 Modern history
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 See also
The common name for the League of the Eight Republics, the Necunian League (Necunian: as-Samadi an-Neqūnʾalīt; Caphtorite: Leweg Nekwanyamil) comes from the name Necunian endonym Neqūnʾalīt (plural: Neqūnʾalītab), referring initially only to the residents of the trading port city of Necunia and the territories under its direct control, but eventually coming to signify the entirety of the Necunian ethnic nation, which began to band together on a much wider scale under the cultural and social pressure of the Caphtorite Empire. The Necunian endonym was borrowed into the Caphtorite language as Nekônya, which later shifted to Nekwanya in most dialects.
The prehistory of the area that is now the Necunian League was largely shaped by the sea and the rivers that carved the geography of the area. Archaeological evidence points to the earliest human habitation beginning approximately 100,000 years before present. It is known from numerous archaeological digs that the prehistoric inhabitants of the region were consuming wild sorghum in the form of breads, porridges, and alcoholic beverages.
The first evidence of agriculture in the region appears in the Lūn river valley c. 4300 BCE. The Lūn Megalithic Culture erected several dolmens — large stone grave monuments filled with grave goods. Little is known of the cultures that directly followed.
From c. 800 BCE onwards, the Iron Age Dutomer culture became influential, replacing the former lesser-known cultures in the area. Iron ore brought a measure of prosperity, and was available throughout the country. Smiths travelled from settlement to settlement with bronze and iron, fabricating tools on demand. The King's grave of Kambulasil (700 BC) was found in a burial mound, the largest of its kind in League territory and containing an iron sword with an inlay of gold and coral. During the heyday of the Dutomer culture, the first written language appeared, although it is still largely undeciphered.
Deteriorating climates in the south around 850 BCE, which further deteriorated around 650 BCE, might have triggered the migration of Maurusian tribes. By the time this migration was complete around 250 BCE, a few general cultural and linguistic groups had emerged. The Lowland Maurusians inhabited the southern, central, and coastal areas of the country, while the Highland Maurusians inhabited the upper courses of the Lūn river valley; the former of these two would develop into the early Telchinic society, while the latter would become the ancestors of the Caphtorites. In the north and northeast, the Elnofexian languages continued to persist throughout the bulk of the Telchinic period, having a significant influence on the developing Caphtorite language.
The Telchinic period receives its name from the Telchinic peoples who dominated the southern and central parts of the country from the end of the third century BCE to the beginning of the 5th century CE. The Telchinic society of this period is considered to be the foundational culture of the modern cultures of the League, having far-reaching influences on the languages, politics, educational systems, philosophies, arts, and architecture of the civilisations that would follow, particularly during the later Caphtorite Empire.
At the end of the 3rd century BCE, literacy emerged among the settled Telchinic peoples, who adapted the written language of their northern Elnofexian neighbours to their own speech. From then onward, written records begin to appear. The Telchinic society was divided into many small self-governing communities; the basic unit of politics in this period was the city-state, with each being at least theoretically independent. Some city-states might be subordinate to others (colonies traditionally deferred to their mother cities), and some might have had governments wholly dependent upon others, but the titulary supreme power in each city was located within that city. This meant that when the Telchinic society went to war, it did so in the form of an alliance rather than a cohesive power. It also gave ample opportunity for wars to be fought between the various city-states.
The various city-states of the Telchinic society were united between c. 15-25 CE by Waruk III of Beyra, who went on to subjugate the northern Elnofexian peoples and conquered nearly all of the modern day territory of the League, incorporating it into a cohesive empire. The following centuries were a period of cultural development and spread, as well as a period of scientific and philosophical advancement.
The Telchinic empire began to decline in the 4th and 5th centuries CE, when unprecedented numbers of the then-unknown Necunian people began to migrate in from the north along the coast.
Throughout the fourth and fifth centuries CE, there were numerous conflicts between the Telchinic Empire and the newly arrived Necunian peoples from the north. After the Telchinians withdrew from the northern territories of their Elnofexian subjects, the locals were subjected to constant invasions by the migratory tribes. In 438, the Necunians invaded across the Liqunga river into the Telchinic heartland, pillaging and extorting tributes through hostage taking.
The Cunenian tribes delved further into the Telchinic empire from 476 to 482, using their expertise upon the sea to raid and capture many coastal cities and ports. Under the weight of the Cunenian campaigns, the Telchinic empire folded, and numerous Cunenian-ruled petty kingdoms arose in its ashes.
Rise of the Caphtorites
Mobolian Kingdom and maritime republics
Wars of Unification
In the early part of the 8th century, the northern coastal city of Pemba began to distinguish itself as an active commercial basin on the eastern sea. In 740, the city was granted its first commercial contract as well as a number of rural fiefs surrounding Kabuldagad Bay, creating the first of the Necunian maritime republics.
Decline and subjugation
Old Necunian League (1408—1742)
Following the Caphtorite conquest of the Mobolian kingdom that had previously protected them, the seven Necunian merchant republics feared future Caphtorite expansion or attempts to subjugate them.
First Necunian-Caphtorite war
Second war and Necunian counterinvasion
Bera controversy and cessions
Conquest of Caphtor
The Eighth Republic
|Administrative divisions of the Necunian League|
|Area in km2||Population 2018||Capital||Divisions||Administrative|
Oro an-Nʿassaʿa Tabi
Damos Kalen Nyasag
|2||11-XX||Republic of Cabuldagad
Riʾnād ak-Kabuldagāda Tabi
|3||12-xx||Republic of Musa ab-Bique
Riʾnād am-Mūsaʿa ab-Bīka Tabi
|4||13-xx||Republic of Caphtor
Riʾnād aq-Qaftūra Tabi
|5||14-xx||Republic of Quelimane
Riʾnād aq-Qelimāna Tabi
Oro av-Mānikaʿa Tabi
Damos Kalen Manikag
|7||15-xx||Republic of Bera
Riʾnād ab-Beraʿa Tabi
|8||16-xx||Republic of Sabia
Riʾnād as-Savīʿa Tabi
|9||17-xx||Republic of Dagamma
Riʾnād ad-Dagammaʿa Tabi
|10||23-xx-ABC||Free City of Pellitine
Jhadat ap-Paʿalatīna Ravī
Wil Sandam Maputog
|11||18-xx||Republic of Pellitine
Riʾnād ap-Paʿalatīna Tabi
The League's major ethnic groups encompass numerous subgroupings with diverse dialects, cultures, and histories. Many are linked to similar ethnic groups living in nearby countries. The approximately fourty-eight million Necunians make up a plurality, dominating the northeastern part of the country and the major coastal cities. In the Lūn valley and northwestern highlands, the Caphtorites are dominant, numbering about twenty-five million. The southern lowlands are exceptionally diverse, with about two dozen ethnic groupings represented. The country is also home to a growing number of foreign residents.
The Necunian and Caphtorite languages are co-official, having equal status under the law. Respectively, they are the first and second most natively spoken languages in the country, at about 48% and 25% of the population respectively. Throughout the southern broad lowlands, more than a dozen distinct languages are spoken by smaller populations — most belonging to the Maurusian family of languages (to which Caphtorite also belongs).