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Kingdom of Paqueonia

Reino de Paqueañes (Hestandan)
Flag of Paqueonia
Flag
Coat of Arms of Paqueonia
Coat of Arms
Motto: "Dios salve a nuestro rey"
"God save our king"
Anthem: X

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Location of Paqueonia (Green) in Oranland (Dark Grey)
CapitalCastelano
Largest cityHidalgo
Official languagesHestandan
Ethnic groups
(2000)
89.6% Hestandan
8.9% Cavalan
1.5% Others
Religion
(1999)
47.5% Hafan
41.8% Terranity
5.2% No religion
5.5 Others
Demonym(s)Paqueon
GovernmentUnitary absolute monarchy
• Monarch
Gerado II
Fidel-Osvaldo
Carlos Avena
LegislatureNational Council
Formation
17 Kunnen 1059–24 Okjatab 1092
14 Marto 1355
1 Enero 1543
30 Tebax 1945
Area
• Total
616,777 km2 (238,139 sq mi) (X)
• Water (%)
0.52
Population
• 2000 census
Steady58,490,294
• Density
94.8/km2 (245.5/sq mi) (X)
GDP (PPP)1999 estimate
• Total
Increase$2.74 trillion (X)
• Per capita
Increase$43,482 (X)
GDP (nominal)1999 estimate
• Total
Increase$2.43 trillion (X)
• Per capita
Increase$34,944 (X)
Gini (2000)Negative increase 25.6
low · X
HDI (1998)Steady 0.896
very high · X
CurrencyPaqueon Karat (₭) (PAK)
Time zoneMTS-9 (West Oranland Time)
Date formatyyyy-mm-dd CE
Driving sideright
Calling codeX
Internet TLD.pa
Preceded by
Paqueon Empire

Paqueonia (Hestandan: Paqueañes) or the Kingdom of Paqueonia, is a country in southwestern Oranland with overseas territories in the Domicas and the North Nullaric Ocean. The country is bordered by Cavala in the north, Paloa to the west, and the Zestoric Sea to the south and east.

With an area of 616,777 km2 (238,139 sq mi), Paqueonia is the X-largest country in Oranland and, with a stable population of 58.5 million, the X-most populous Oranish nation. Paqueonia's capital city is Castelano while the largest city is Hidalgo; other major urban areas include Duran, Haoẽnsia, Brunada, Auesca, and Aarono.

The Hesterlon Peninsula was populated by early humans c. 1.5 million years ago. Modern humans first arrived in Hesterlon, from the east about 60,000 years ago. The best known artefacts of the early humans are the famous paintings in the Ultima caves of X which were created from 60,000 to 20,000 BP. The largest groups inhabiting Paqueonia before Calidum colonisation were the Veragese people, or more specifically, the Aeroans, Amossans, and Norravans. The first evidence of Calidum settlements appeared around 2300 BCE. However, several cities and trading posts were founded along the coast by the Calidum; one of the most famous being Hidalgo itself around the late 21st century BCE. In 1143 BCE, a war between the Amossans and the Calidum Empire was sparked. By 1138, Calidum forces had been pushed back to Hidalgo where the city was sieged and after which it was abandoned. The region would stay isolated from the rest of the Zestoric until the late 4th century BCE when the Pylosan Empire colonized Paqueonia. From the late 4th century until the demise of the Pylosan Empire after the 2nd Zestoric War in 1 CE, Pylosan colonies in Paqueonia faced numerous attacks brought by Amossan and later Norravan tribes. After the 2nd Zestoric War ended in 1 CE, Pylosan colonies especially those on the Hesterlon Peninsula were assimilated into the Alarican Empire. Following multiple conquests and campaigns during the 1st century and early 2nd century, Alarico was able to assimilate the Hesterlon Peninsula after destroying a united Cycont army at the Battle of Arouthinium in 129.

A colonial regime was installed in what is now Paqueonia and Paloa soon after the defeat of the Cycont army in 129. They retained control of it for over four centuries. During the late 5th century CE, rebellions became more frequent in the region. According to the Contemporary historian Oppius, following a successful rebellion which occurred in Paloa c. 466, the Hestando people rebelled against Alarico in 470 CE eventually uprooting the colonial regime over Paqueonia in 479 after the Siege of Heithalka ended in a rebellion victory. The Kingdom of Norab was established in modern day Santo Vaz, in Paloa with the end of the rebellion. At its height in 608, it occupied a territory of about 540,000 km2 (208,495 sq mi). In the north of the peninsula, the collapse of Alarico saw the emergence of tribal wars between the Cyconts and Aeroans for the greater half of the 6th century. In 587, the Aero Kingdom was established at the newly founded city of Aeron under Lucian I. In 766, the Dardonan Empire invaded the Hesterlon Peninsula from Alarico with an army led by emperor Alexius I. The Battle of Aroun in 774 marked the end of the Darodan conquest of the Hesterlon Peninsula which saw the death of Alvoro, the leader of the Kingdom of Aroutho. By 778, the Hesterlon Peninsula was fully intergrated into the empire as three provinces: Hestanda, Pallas, and Xamida. During the period of Dardonan control, Paqueon culture flourished.

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Paqueonia is a developed country, a Unitary absolute monarchy, with King Gerado II as head of state. It is a high-income country and an advanced economy, with the world's X-largest economy by nominal GDP and the X-largest by PPP. Paqueonia has one of the shortest life expectancies in Oranland at 79.46 years as of 1998. It ranks particularly poorly in healthcare quality according to the Human Healthcare Index, with its healthcare system considered to be one of the most poorly funded worldwide. Paqueonia is a member of the Union of Realms (VR), the Oranland Trade Union (GF), the Oranland Space Organization (OSO), the Association of Hestandan States (AEH), the Alfred-Riverend Defence Organization (ARDO) among many other international organisations.

Paqueon art, music, literature and cuisine have been influential worldwide, particularly in the Domicas and Paqueon Aralona. As a reflection of its large cultural wealth, Paqueon has the world's X-largest number of GEKSO sites (X) and is the world's X-most visited country. Its cultural influence extends over X Hestandans, making the language the world's X-most spoken native language.

Etymology

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History

Pre-Calidum

The Ultima caves are the best known artefacts of prehistorical human settlements in the Hesterlon Peninsula.

Archaeological research at X indicates the Hesterlon Peninsula was populated by early humans c. 1.5 million years ago. In X fossils have been found of the earliest known humans in Oranland, the Homo rectus. Modern humans first arrived in Hesterlon, from the east from modern day X on foot, about 60,000 years ago. The best known artefacts of these prehistorical human settlements are the famous paintings in the Ultima caves of X in northern Paqueonia, which were created from 60,000 to 20,000 BP by Early Oranish modern humans.

The largest groups inhabiting Paqueonia before Calidum colonisation were the Veragese people, or more specifically, the Aeroans, Amossans, and Norravans. The Amossans inhabited the southern portion of the region. The Aeroans inhabited much of the northern region as well as the Zestoric coast of the region, from the northwest to the southeast. Norravans occupied the interior of the region and adjacent areas.

Calidum and Pylosan colonies

The first evidence of Calidum settlements appeared around 2300 BCE near Hidalgo and did not have a huge impact of the way of life in the region. However, several cities and trading posts were founded along the coast by the Calidum; one of the most famous being Hidalgo itself around the late 21st century BCE. Eventually, the Calidums expanded inland towards the interior; however, due to resisting Amossan tribes, they were unable to expand that much especially after losing the Battle of Hedaycca against the Amossan chieftan Padair in 1924 BCE.

The Heithalka sphinx, dating back to the time of the ancient settlement is one of the most well kept piece of Calidum's colonial history.

In 1143 BCE, a war between the Amossans and the Calidum Empire was sparked after a Amossan tribe attacked a Calidum fortress at the Battle of Kebeti. By 1138, Calidum forces had been pushed back to Heithalka (Hidalgo) where the city was sieged and after which it was abandoned. The region would stay relatively isolated from the rest of the Zestoric until the late 4th century BCE when the Pylosan Empire colonized Paqueonia. Pylosan colonisation also saw the first use of the name Pakwone was used which derived the name "Paqueonia" and was what the Pylosans labeled the region as. From the late 4th century until the demise of the Pylosan Empire after the 2nd Zestoric War in 1 CE, Pylosan colonies in Paqueonia faced numerous attacks brought by Amossan and later Norravan tribes. Although about 190 settlements had been destroyed throughout the 4 centuries, Pylos managed to maintain a small military presence in the region.

After the 2nd Zestoric War ended in 1 CE, Pylosan colonies especially those on the Hesterlon Peninsula were assimilated into the Alarican Empire. However, Alarican control over the region suffered a setback in 3 CE when a rebellion began in the south. The Farovans of Paloa and remnants of the Pylosan army under the leadership of Glycon, a former Pylosan general, fought for control over the southern peninsula, forming a successful alliance with the Norravans and Aossans. Alarico sent numerous legions and its best generals to the region to quell the rebellion, in 10 CE, Glycon was killed at the Battle of Aima Hill near Tavares resulting in a power struggle among Glycon's allies allowing Alarico to put an end to the rebellion in 11 CE. Following multiple conquests and campaigns during the 1st century and early 2nd century, Alarico was able to assimilate the rest of the Hesterlon Peninsula after destroying a united Cycont army at the Battle of Arouthinium in 129.

Alarican rule and Early Middle Era

A colonial regime was installed in what is now Paqueonia and Paloa soon after the defeat of the Cycont army in 129. They retained control of it for over four centuries. Alarican rule was bound together by law, language, and the Alarican roads. The cultures of the pre-Alarican populations were gradually Alaricanised at different rates depending on what part of the peninsula they lived in, with local leaders being admitted into the Alarican aristocratic class. Hestorlia served as a granary for the Alarican market, and its harbours exported gold, wool, olive oil, and wine. Hafanism was introduced during the mid 2nd century CE and became popular in the cities during the 3rd century. Most of Paqueonia's present languages and religion, and the basis of its laws, originate from this period.

During the late 5th century CE, rebellions became more frequent in the region. According to the Contemporary historian Oppius, following a successful rebellion which occurred in Paloa c. 466, the Hestando people rebelled against Alarico in 470 CE eventually uprooting the colonial regime over Paqueonia in 479 after the Siege of Heithalka ended in a rebellion victory.

The Hesterlon Peninsula c. 608 CE.

In replacement of the power vacuum that manifested with the fall of the Alarican Empire in the Hesterlon Peninsula, the Kingdom of Norab was established in modern day Santo Vaz, in Paloa. It formally replaced Alarico as the main power in the region when king Romeric signed a peace treaty in 504 CE with the Cyconts to the north of the kingdom, allowing them free reign of the north while Norab dominated the south. When Romeric died in 563, the kingdom was divided by Romeric's two sons: Alfredo and Filipe; both of them ruling simultaneously from 563 to 585, the year in which Parauno reunified the kingdom. From 589, he attempted to unite the Hesterlon Peninsula until his death in 614 after which the kingdom dissolved to numerous kingdoms and city-states. At its height in 608, Parauno's kingdom occupied a territory of about 540,000 km2 (208,495 sq mi).

In the north of the peninsula, the collapse of Alarico saw the emergence of long, drawn-out tribal wars between the Cyconts and Aeroans for the greater half of the 6th century. In 587, the Aero Kingdom was established at the newly founded city of Aeron (present day Aarono) under Lucian I. During this time period, major cities such as Haoẽnsia, Brunada, and Auesca were founded. Additionally, an early form of north Paqueon architecture was developed during this period of Paqueon history.

In 766, the Dardonan Empire invaded the Hesterlon Peninsula from Alarico with an army of roughly 9,000 men led by the emperor Alexius I. The army landed on the southern coast near Tavares in Paloa and won the Battle of Tahu against Joham, ruler of the Kingdom of Aavalo, securing a Dardonan beachhead on the peninsula. By 769, Alexius conquered much of the southern and eastern coast and controlled most territory south of the Leitao River. However, he sustained severe injuries during the Battle of Laton in Memesa of 770 after which he succumbed to his injuries. His son, Marcian II took his father's role as ruler in Marto the same year. The Battle of Aroun in 774 marked the end of the Darodan conquest of the Hesterlon Peninsula which saw the death of Alvoro, the leader of the Kingdom of Aroutho. By 778, the Hesterlon Peninsula was fully intergrated into the empire as three provinces: Hestanda, Pallas, and Xamida.

During the period of Dardonan control, Paqueon culture flourished and the first instance of the Paqueon language began around the late 810s. In addition, Paqueon traditions, holidays and most of their architectural design dates back to this time period. Encouraged by the central government, large structures and monuments were constructed, most of which survives to this day some structures include the Estatua de la Libertad (Statue of Freedom), Abadía de Aarón (Aaron Abbey), Centro Hestanda, etc.

Paqueon Revolution

Only portrait of Alvaro I of Paqueonia. Painted in 1094, two years after the rebellion emerged victorious over the Dardonan Empire.

Under the reign of the Dardonan emperor Marcian IV, Emperor of Dardona, the Hestando people lived oppressed by the government. the source the racial oppression is often credited by historians to the Memesa attack of 1051 when a group of Hestandans made an attempt of Marcian's life which failed, giving Marcian IV a reason to supress them. Tired of the oppression, a former Hestandan Petty Officer by the name of Francisco Aleix raised a group of Hestandan Milita known as Pakueon Libre (Free Pakueon) and rebelled against the empire. Although the date of beginning for the rebellion depends from place to place, the generally accepted date by scholars today is 17 Kunnen 1059 which later became the national day for Paqueonia.

By early spring of 1060, the rebellion had more than 20,000 militiamen fighting against the Dardonans. In Enero of 1061, Francisco's milita preformed an attack on Castelano and managed to capture the city after a bloody and pyrrhic victory. Despite the heavy loses, the victory gave the rebels a place that could act as a headquarter which they did. However from 1061 onwards, the conflict gradually soured for the rebellion, and the Dardonan Army prevailed. Eventually in 1073, Francisco was killed in action after the Battle of Aaron near present day Aarono. His son, Alvaro Aleix replaced him as leader of the rebellion. Alvaro managed to score minor victories against the Dardonans such as the Battle of Haora Fields or Aroko. However, the tides of the conflict fully changed into the rebellion's favor in 1089 with the Battle of Hidalgo which saw them securing the city, restricting Dardonan supplies and reinforcements from easily entering the Hesterlon Peninsula.

Alvaro siezed the chance to destroy the Dardonan army in Paqueonia and allowed one of his friend Guillem Ferrón to attack the city of Brunada which held about 12,000 Dardonan soldiers, the largest concentration of soldiers in the conflict. The Siege of Brunada as the attack was called, lasted for 5 months from 19 Pulungana 1089 to the 25 Pusper 1090 and ended in a rebellion victory. the last few years of the conflict was characterised by skirmishes between what remained of the Dardonan army and the Hestandan milita. On the 24 Okjatab 1092, the Treaty of Duran was agreed upon, seeing a formal end to the conflict and the establishment of the Kingdom of Paqueonia with Alvaro I as king.

Kingdom and colonial empire

The establishment of Paqueonia saw the beginning of the Paqueon Cultural Golden Age which, starting from the early 12th century saw literature, music, philosophy and other aspects of culture flourish in Paqueonia, based on Hestandan and Alarican traditions. An important philosopher from this time is Jorge Halconero. Alarican law and its institutions were the model for the legislators. During the 1110s-1130s, Alvaro I and his successor Alvaro II focused on strengthening this Hestandan and Alarican past, and also began relations with multiple Oranish nations.

The Great Plague devastated Paqueonia from 1139 to 1161, again from 1173 to 1212, and lastly from 1235 to 1267. In 1142, the Mutamni Purge spread from Cavala, resulting in the deaths and deportation of approximately 97,000 Mutamniers before Afonso III ended it in 1173 with the Carta de la Magia which outlawed the persecution of Mutamniers among other things. In addition, The Terranist Genocide decimated the Terranist population. During the Oranland War, Paqueonia lost to the Veragese Collective after which saw the Veragese annexation of all Paqueon land outside the Hesterlon Peninsula.

In 1327, the royal line of Paqueonia ended with the death of Jorge I. As a result, the Cambier Treaty gave the Crown to Sofia I (niece of Jorge I) who so happened to also be the ruler of the Empire of the Hesserlic alongside Andrea II, Emperor of the Hesserlic which saw the beginning of a personal union between the Hesserlic and Paqueonia.

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Contemporary Age

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Geography

With an area of 616,777 km2 (238,139 sq mi) of which 0.52% is water, Paqueonia is Gentu's X largest country and Oranland's X largest country. Mount Maderoja is the highest mountain peak in Paqueonia, its highest point being 2,249 metres above sea level, the 8th highest in Oranland. Paqueonia is a transcontinental country, having territory in both Oranland and North Domica. On the west, Paqueonia is bordered by Paloa; to the south and east, it is bordered by the Zestoric Sea. To the north, along the Surmonté mountains, it is bordered by Cavala.

The majority of Paqueonia's geography consists mainly of flat plains and rolling hills to the south most of which could be found in Antigua. While the north is dominated by highland plateaus disected by mountain ranges. Other landforms include narrow coastal plains and some lowland river valleys, the most prominent of which is the river Gayosa in the southwest. The country can be divided into 4 geographic regions, the Erolonan plateau, Meridional Plains, Gayosa Basin, and the Eastern Coast.

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Politics

Government

Paqueonia is a unitary absolute monarchy, with a hereditary monarch. The head of state is the monarch, currently King Gerado II, who ascended to the throne in 1963 after the death of his father King Carlos V in 1963 and a period of regency. According to the country's constitution, the king is a symbol of unity and the eternity of the Paqueon Kingdom. The heir to the throne, also known as the Crown Prince acts as a secondary leader of Paqueonia. The current Crown Prince is Fidel-Osvaldo, the son of Gerado who aquired his position in 1983 at the age of 18.

The king also appoints the Chief Justice from the legislature and also appoints a minority of legislators to the National Council of Paqueonia with help from an advisory council. The king is allowed by the constitution to appoint some members to the National Council to represent special interests. These special interests are citizens who might have been electoral candidates who were not elected, or might not have stood as candidates. This is done to balance views in the National Council. Special interests could be people of particular gender or race, people of disability, the business community, civic society, and scholars.

The unicameral National Council, consists of 60 seats; 50 members are elected by popular vote while 10 are appointed by the monarch, all of which serve five-year terms. The elections are held every five years after. The last elections were held on the 10 Pulungana 1997. The balloting is done in a non-partisan manner. All election procedures are overseen by the Elections and Boundaries Commission.

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Human rights

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Administrative division

The Paqueon Kingdom is divided into 5 regions and 2 autonomous cities. The 5 regions are divided into 16 provinces which are subdivided into municipalities of which there are 63 of. In turn, the municipalities are divided into 319 civil parishes. Operationally, the municipality, autonomous city and civil parish, along with the national government, are the only legally local administrative units identified by the government of Paqueonia (for example, cities, towns or villages have no standing in law, although may be used as catchment for the defining services).

the 5 regions that make up Paqueonia are: Antigua, Parkowo, Casoloria, Erolona, and Desiria. The 16 provinces are: Kalbanca, Aarona, Brunada, Haoẽnsida, Latoncia, Haobrils, Ferron, Arokoño, Alvara, Norravia, Surdosa, Izquierdad, Pueblona, Azulencia, Grisville, and Vitorao. While the 2 autonomous cities of Paqueonia are Castelano, and Hidalgo.

Regions
  Region Flag Population (1996) Regions map of Paqueonia.
1 Antigua Antigua Flag.png 12,890,000
2 Parkowo Parkowo Flag.png 17,583,300
3 Casoloria Casoloria Flag.png 5,679,000
4 Erolona Erolona Flag.png 9,103,900
5 Desiria Desiria Flag.png 8,234,000

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Gekso sites

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Literature

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Cinema

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