Novus Romanum Imperium

New Roman Imperium

Novus Romanum Imperium
Flag of the NRI
Flag
Coat of arms of NRI
Coat of arms
Motto: "The Senate and People of Rome "
"Senātus Populusque Rōmānus" (Latin)
Anthem: "Glory to the Romans"
"Gloria Romanorum" (Latin)
Location of the NRI
Map of the NRI
CapitalRome, NRI
Largest largest cityCaesarium, NRI
Official languages
  • Modern Latin
Ethnic groups
(2020)
91.3% Roman
8.7% Other
Religion
Cultus Deorum (Roman Paganism)
Demonym(s)Roman
GovernmentFederal Constitutional Democratic Republic
• Caesar
Gallus Paesentius Belletor
• Praetor of the Senate
Oppius Plotius Sellic
• Vice-Caesar
Rusonia Octobriana
LegislatureSenate
Establishment
• Rise of the Roman Monarchy
1287
• Establishment of the Second Roman Empire
1592
• Establishment of The Republic
1715
• Recorganization of The Republic into the New Roman Imperium
1869
Area
• Total
21,278,880 km2 (8,215,820 sq mi)
Population
• 2020 census
1,046,600,000
• Density
49.18/km2 (127.4/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
$50 trillion
• Per capita
$47,773
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
$50 trillion
• Per capita
$47,773
Gini (2020)Steady 100
very high
HDI (2020)Steady 1
very high
CurrencyDenarius (DEN)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy (CE)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+8675309
Internet TLD.rom

NRI, officially the New Roman Imperium (Latin: Novus Romanum Imperium), is a transcontinental sovereign, federal constitutional democratic republic composed of twelve provinces located on the continent of Terra Nostrum, each exercising a degree of autonomy from the Roman Government based in the nation's capital of Rome. The NRI is bordered by the Mares Neptune in the center, Salacia in the south, Antonia in the west, and Magnificum in the north and east. The NRI comprises an area of 93,164,520 square kilometers (35,971,020 sq mi) and a population of 1,046,600,000. Much of the nation's population is centered around the cities of Rome, Caesarium, Syracusium, Castra Romulus, Bonna, Chersonnesos, Constantinople, and Praeesseptentrionalis. The NRI is a monocultural country, with the majority of the population being ethnically and culturally Roman, and the people speak a modern form of Latin. The nation’s climate ranges from tropical in the south to polar in the north, and the geography varies between tropic lowlands and mountains.

The first people migrated to Terra Nostrum around 173 CE. These were Romans who had been banished from the Roman Empire due to their following the Cult of Neptune Ultor, a sect of Roman Paganism that worshiped Neptune. The Roman religion feared Neptune, and as followers, these Romans were seen as outsiders. After landing, a small town was established where they landed, which they named after their old capital: Rome. Population quickly boomed, and the Romans began to spread over the continent, establishing city-states, principalities, and duchies. When the monarchy rose in Rome in 1287, many of these minor kingdoms bent the knee. Those who didn’t formed a loose coalition against the aggression of the Roman Monarchy. Over the next several hundred years, the coalition nations merged and split as the monarchy remained a constant, slowly growing. As this happened the King gained more and more power, leading a peasant’s revolt in 1592. The revolt ended with the Peasant Army, led by Legate Decius Salvius Scrofa, storming the Royal Palace, slaughtering the Royal Family. Scrofa then consolidated power, and named himself Protector of the Realm, reforming the monarchy into the Roman Empire. The establishment lead to a period of expansion, consuming many smaller duchies. Protector Scrofa was assassinated by his elite bodyguard, the Praetorian Guard, after he planned to attack a close ally of the Empire. The power vacuum gave way to the Imperial Civil War in 1615, which ended in the fracturing of the empire. It split into 3 nations. These nations warred with each other over the next hundred years. In 1715, the biggest of these nations, reformed itself into a democracy. Smaller states flocked to this nation, hoping for protection. By 1840, most of the continent had united under The Republic. The two holdout nations were the two remnants of the Empire. In 1860, the two nations declared an alliance and attacked The Republic. Though the coalition had early successes, the industrial might and manpower available to The Republic negated those victories, leading to the collapse and integration of the Coalition into The Republic in 1869. The Republic changed its name to the New Roman Imperium.

The New Roman Imperium soon established its constitution. Nothing of note happened until 1968 when the NRI landed on the moon. Deep space exploration became a major focus of the government. In the late 80s and early 90s, a lunar facility was established, and a modular space station was put in orbit of the moon. The facility was declared as an unincorporated territory in 2002.

The NRI is considered a very highly developed country, ranking very, very high in gross domestic profit (GDP) per capita and the Human Development Index (HDI). The NIR has one of the largest economies in the world and is characterized by a mixed market. The nation is a net exporter and is highly self sufficent, ranking very high in a self suffiency index. The NRI’s military expenditure is high, and comparable to its space exploration spending, with a lot of overlap between the two. The nation’s power is completely green, with many nuclear facilities dotted across the nation, along with many hydro and wind power stations along the coasts. The NRI is a prominent member of the International Freedom Coalition (IFC), and is spearheading a new IFC initiative to perform science operations on the moon.

Etymology

The term Roman refers to the people of Rome, the capital of the NRI. It also doubles as the name of the people from the original European nation of Rome.

History

Pre-Roman settlement

The continent initially formed with volcanoes erupting through the ocean. This area is now the Montibus Province. The rest of the continent came about through tectonic shifts and the movement of smaller islands. This formed the unique shape of the continent. Life began to flourish after formation. With the tropical climate, rainforests grew on the east side of the continent. No sapient life independently evolved on the island. There are some archaeological evidence that small settlements began to pop up around 653 BCE, but these quickly died out. It is still a mystery who had settled here.

Roman Settlement (173 CE)

Followers of the Cult of Neptune Ultor Rex first arrived on the continent, which they named Terra Nostrum, or Our Land, around 173 CE. They landed on the peninsula, which is the modern location of the Roma Province, called it “Italia Nova”, and established a village, which they named after their old capital of Rome: Nova Roma. As time when on, the “Nova” was dropped. The population in Rome quickly boomed, and the Romans began to expand, beginning to move up the river Tiber. Several more waves of Neptune worshipers arrived on Terra Nostrum, settling different parts of the continent.

As the population boomed, and Romans spread, many city states rose, the strongest of which were based on merchant sea trade. The biggest of these cities were Rome, Bonna, Castra Romulus, Caesarium, and Odessus.

Age of Monarchy (1287-1592 CE)

In 1287, the Prince of Rome, Kaeso Sidonius Iovinianus, delcared himself King of Rome, making his Principality the first Kingdom of Terra Nostrum. He styled himself after the monarchs of Europe, ruling by Divine Right, though his Divine Right stemmed from approval by Neptune, instead of the Christain God that the European Kings used. Iovinianus claimed to be the reincarnation of Romulus, the founder of Rome, and sought to shape the continent in his image, a new Rome. Many of the smaller prinicpalities and duchies around Rome bent the knee and joined the Roman Monarchy, recognizing Iovinianus as Caesarex Romulus Novanus, or King Romulus the New. The title Iovinianus used for King, Caesarex, combines the titles Caesar, used be the Emperors of Rome, and Rex, the Latin word for King. He chose this as his title to distinguish himself as the King of Rome, different than any other King.

Though the monarchy experienced a period of rapid expansion over the frist several years, nations and citystates off the peninsula Italia Nthe began to resist joining the Monarchy. They formed a loose alliance to stop the spread of this new kingdom. They wished to balance the power of the this now large Kingdom. During the reign of the monarchy, it slowly grew as partnerships in this alliance changed. The alliance was very suceptible to squabling, but as nations left or fell, others formed and joined. The monarchy slowly grew to encompas all of the modern day Roma Province, and parts of the Durnovaria and Manduessedum provinces. The Iovinianus line ruled Rome for the entirety of the 305 years of the Kingdom of Rome.

During the reign, the Caesarex's power stedily grew. With the increase in power, so did abuses of that power, by both the Caesarex and his aristocracy. One of the many manifestations of this abuse came in the form of the lower classes having rights taken away, and the impoverishment of said classes. By 1592, the lower classes had enough of these abuses, and in January of that year, a rebellion broke, leading to the slaughter of the Duke of Castra Tiberinus. The rebelion was initally very unorganized, and mostly comprised of peasants attacking their landed lords. A former Legate of the Royal Roman Army, who had been cast down due to politics, began to organize these inidvidual rebellions into a unified Peasant Army. Legate Decius Salvius Scrofa, backed by several nations in the alliance, was able to defeat the Royal Army in battle after battle, and by Septermber 1592, the Peasant Army was seiging Rome itself. Caesarex Amulius Novius Iovinianus and his family hid in their castle as his forces were slaughtered on the battlefield infront of the Royal City. On December 24th, the city's walls were breached, and the Peasant Army swarmed in, sacking the city, and slaughtered the Royal Family, ending the Roman Monarchy.

Second Roman Empire (1592-1615 CE)

After the slaughter of the Royal Family, Scrofa then consolidated power, and named himself Protector of the Realm, reforming the monarchy into the Roman Empire. He promised the peasants that got him there rights, which he initially gave them. The most loyal soliders he took as his personal guard, which he called the Praetorian Guard. With the establishment, he named the nation the Empire, colloqually called the Second Roman Empire. He went on a period of expansionism, securing the old territory of the Monarchy, and then picking off weaker neighbors. Many of the neighboring nations were weakened due to taking he brunt of the fighting with the monarchy, making them easy pickings for the Empire.

During the reign, Protector Scrofa slowly took the rights from the peasants as his reign went on. In 1615, Protector Scrofa planned to attack an ally of the Empire. Both of these events did not sit well with the Praetorian Guard, who plotted against Scrofa. In July 1615, the Praetorians killed Protector Scrofa.

Post Imperial Collapse (1615-1715 CE)

The assassination of the Protector led to a power vacuum that 3 parties tried to fill. The first were the Praetorian Guard, who took control in Rome, and whose leader, Oppius Salvius Sarrius, stylized himself the new Protector. The next was the Legate stationed in Zela, Gnaeus Annius Congrio, who stylized himself the new Roman King, and took the title of Rex. Finally, the last to try to fill the vacuum was the Consul of Herculium, Camillus Volumnius Venator, a civilian who was for democracy. He formed his region into a republic, which he called The Republic. This nation, the biggest of the three, became attractive to smaller nations as it was the only that wasn't expansionist. It began forming defensive alliances and trade agreements.

These three nations began warring very early on. The Republic faired the best because it was the largest. Several years after formation, the Monarchy and Empire formed an alliance against the Republic. Despite the combined forces, the Republic was not pushed back, though rarely made gains. The wars stagmented, leading to armistices to be signed. By 1715, 100 years after its foundation, the Republic had a massive system of alliances that it reformed them all into a single confederation. This new alliance acted more as a nation, though the overarching government was weaker than the indvidual nations. Despite that, the nations began to grow closer and unite.

Continental Unification (1715-1860 CE)

From the foundation of the Republic to 1860, the nations in the confederation grew closer, with the confederate government slowly gaining more power. Around 1840, most of the nations on the continent were part of the confederation.

War of Final Unificiation (1860-1869 CE)

The alliance of the Empire and the Monarchy declared war on the Republic in a last ditch effort. Both nations have been atrophying for years, weakening under the weight of the emargoes of the confederation states. The alliance hoped to sew discord into the confederation. Though they had early successes, the industrial might and manpower available to The Republic and the confederation quickly turned the tide. By 1862, all gains by the alliance had been turned around. Territory gain was slow. In 1869, the two nations finally collapsed, and Republic troops moved into Rome. The alliance states were absorbed into the Republic, finally united the continent.

Imperium's Early Days (1869-1900 CE)

With the unification of the continent, the member nations of the confederation met in Rome. In July 1869, the representatives annouced the Articles of Rome, a series of documents reforming the confederation into a federation. This set the nations into provinces, largely based on terrain, and renamed the nation to the New Roman Imperium. By December, 2/3 of the nations had radified the Articles, making them law. There were growing pains early on as the new system was adapted and modified as issues arose. By 1900, the kinks had been worked out, and the nation was performing.

Pax Romana Imperium (1900 CE-Present)

Throughout the early 1900s, the economy grew and the people prospered. The Senate passed many protections giving the people a fair chance, and limited the power of companies. As the century went on, poverty decreased to non existant, and all people became equal in how much they made. By 2000, the HDI was 1 and Gini was 100. With poverty and inequality solved, the NRI began focusing on scientific endeavors. The NRI landed on the moon in 1968. Subsuquent missions to the moon were to scout out locations for a lunar base. The NRI then established their Space Force in preperation for an expansion into space. They sent a space station in low lunar orbit in 1982 as a permanent command module. In 1985, they began construction of a modular space station of the same class in LEO. The Lunar base was first established in 1994. First long term residents arrived in 2000. The facility was declared as an unincorporated territory in 2002. In 2010, an underground expansion mission was delcared to build caves to expand the base. This would offer more protection from radiation than the current aluminum and inflatable habitats. The construction began in 2015, and expected to be completed in 2022.

Geography

The NRI, being the size of a continent, reaches over several climates, going from tropical in the south to polar in the north. In the tropical south, the geography is largely lowland. The southwest is covered by a rainforest, though there has been a large amount of deforestation in the 20th Century. There is a large grassland in the central east side of the continent. This is refered to as the breadbasket of the NRI. This area has many farms, and most of the agriculture comes from this region.

North of the lowlands and grasslands, the continent has extensive hills. These hills lead into the large mountain chain in the northwest. These are largely snowcovered at the peaks.

Politics

Government

The federal and provincial governments of the NRI are split into 3 branches: the Executive, the Legislative, and the Judicial. Each branch operates independantly and serves to check and balance the power of each other.

Federal

Executive

The executive branch is the branch responsible for enforcing laws. The military also falls under this branch. It is headed by the Caesar, who is the Head of State. The Caesar is selected every 4 years in a popular vote by all citizens of the NRI over the age of 18. The Caesar can hold the office for a maximum of 2 terms before not being elegable to run again.

The Caesar has a cabinet of 16. On the cabinet are the Caesar, the Praetor (Head of Government and Leader of the Legislature), the Vice Caesar, and the Ministers of Defence, International Affairs, Internal Affairs, Science, Education, Health, Energy and Environment, Treasury, Agriculture, Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, and Trade. These positions run all the major ministries, allowing the government to function.

Legislative

The legislative branch passes laws and budget. This is a unicameral legislature called the Senate. It consists of 120 Senators, with a term of 2 years, and a maximum of 6 terms. These elections are offset from the Caesaral election. The leader of the Senate is the Praetor, who also serves as Head of Government, and is chosen by the Senators. The Senators are elected in a popular vote by each province.

Judical

The federal judical branch is made up of the Corpus Civilis. It has 13 members, who are nominated by the Caesar and approved by the Senate. They adjudicate on laws passed by the Senate and actions of the Executive branch. They determine whether or not these are constitutional.

Provincal

Executive

The provinces are led by Consuls that are elected via popular vote. They have 5 year terms, with a maximum of 1 term.

Legislative

Each province has a Magistratum. The Magistratum contains 1 Maginstrate for every 100,000 citizens. They pass provincial laws. These laws cannot conflict with national laws. The term for a Maginstrate is 6 Years, with a maximum of 2 terms. They are elected by a popular vote of residents of the province.

Judical

Each province has a Corpus Civilis Provincus made up of 5 Sudiudexes. They adjudicate laws on provincial level. The term length is 10 years, with no max term limit. They are selected through Consul nomintion and Magistratum approval.

Political Divisions

The main political divisions are along the conservative/liberal line. A third political ideology has risen in popularity since its founding in the 80s. This party is dedicated to scientific advancement, and the exention of human life.

Parties

There are many political parties currently registered with the Roman government, though only 5 of them are currently in the Senate. These parties are, in order of the number of seats: Conservative, Liberal, Transhumanist, Communist, Royalist. Other parties include Imperial, Pan-Roman, Fasces, Libertarian, Centrist, Anarchist, Will of Jupiter, Environmental, and Corporate.

Law and Criminal Justice

The NRI uses common law for their court precidents. The courts that contriute to the common law system are the local Corpus Civilis Vicinus, provincial Corpus Civilis Provincus, and federal Corpus Civilis.

Capital punishment, though rare, is not illegal in the NRI. Capital punishment is required to have the permission of the Praetor of the Senate. There is a very strict list of crimes that are justifiable for capital punishment.

Drug usage is not illegal, but is actively regulated, much like alcohol and tobacco.

Foreign Relations

Military

Education

Healthcare

Healthcare was nationalized in the 1940s. It is paid through tax dollars. The healthcare system is premier and many citizens from other nations come to the NRI for healthcare.

Science and Technology

Space Travel

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Energy

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Demographics

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Religion

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Culture

Literature

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