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Crowned Republic of Quibella
République couronnée de Quibella
Motto: 'From the People'
Anthem: Anthem of Quibella
|Recognised national languages||Solvirian, Culsivan|
|Ethnic groups||Quibellan, Solvirian, Culsivan, and Rothian|
|Government||Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
|Chamber of Nobles|
|Chamber of Citizens|
|1,856,250 km2 (716,700 sq mi)|
• 1899 estimate
• 1892 census
|Currency||Quibellan Or (OR)|
|Date format||dd.mm.yyyy CE|
Quibella, officially the Crowned Republic of Quibella, is a sovereign state in eastern Eiren, bordering Mountainistan to the North, Fanaglia to the west, Abelardy and Nill to the east, and the Vathic Ocean providing for its Southern border. It is a fairly large country encompassing a total landmass of 1,856,250 square kilometres (716,700 sq mi), it hosts a population of 58.1 million people within its borders. The majority of the population resides in large urban centers such as the capital and seat of government, Baissierville but also in other major cities such as: Cœur, Ludęca, Palegis, and Desicivi.
Quibella traces its lineage back to the original tribes of the Qui Bellator, literally meaning 'warrior people', who, despite their warlike nature, were eventually conquered by the Rothian Empire in 60 B.C.E., though they would continuously revolt throughout Rothian rule over the nation eventually resulting in their independence in 362 A.D. following the Third Quibellan Revolt which would be the beginning of the nation state in the form of the short lived Quibellan Republic, though it would collapse soon after giving way to the rise of various principalities and Kingdoms at the beginning of the Middle Ages. Quibella would eventually reform under the First Kingdom of Quibella, which would later go onto become the Empire of Quibella before it also collapsed following the Republican War leading to the modern day Crowned Republic that currently exists.
The current Government of Quibella, is a unitary Stratocracy nominally headed by the King Phillipe III as the Head of State, who succeded his father, after his fathers forced abdication by the military following Quibella's defeat in the Republican War, and by the Premier Stephen Vidall, who won came to power following the recent elections. The government itself is broken into three branches, legislative, executive, and judicial. The executive branch is jointly shared between the Premier and his cabinet. The legislative branch of Quibella consists of the Quibellan Grand Assembly which is a bicameral legislature that is made up of the Chamber of Nobles and the Chamber of Citizens. While the judicial branch of Quibella is made up of two court systems the, Royal Court of Quibella and the Court Martial of Quibella both handling laws for non-citizens and citizens respectively.
Quibella is known for many things being considered a prime area for religious tourists, known for its Grand Solivirian Cathedrals and Churches. Along with it's rather prestigious universities especially the Royal University of Cœur. Quibella prides itself in being one the most ethnically and religiously diverse nations in Vapor with many areas of the nation given protected status for their historical significance such as the Cathedral of Palegis, where the first Emperor of Quibella was crowned following the end of the First Kingdom of Quibella.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 2.1 Pre-History(Before the Sixth Century)
- 2.2 Antiquity (Before the 6th Century BCE - 4th Century CE)
- 2.3 Early Middle Ages(5th Century - 10th Century)
- 2.4 Late Middle Ages (11th Century - 15th Century)
- 2.5 Empire of Quibella (15th Cenutry - 1893)
- 2.6 The Republican War(1893-1898)
- 2.7 Post-Republican War(1898-Present)
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Demographics
- 6 Economy
- 7 Culture
The name Quibella is derived from the Rothian term for the various tribes of modern day Quibella, the term originally being 'Qui bellator' meaning 'Warrior People.' They were called this due to their very rebellious and warlike nature of those people. Seen especially in their various rebellions.
Over time Quibella became the general reference for the land and the residing residing in the province of Bellar Terra, over time the influence left over by the Rothians and the adoption of the Rothian language by the Quibellans and eventually it evolving along with it's other romance language partners into Quibellan.
Pre-History(Before the Sixth Century)
The oldest traces of human life in what is now Quibella date from approximately 1.6 million years ago. Early Humans were then confronted by a harsh climate, marked by long glacial eras and a constantly changing landscape. Early humans led a nomadic hunter-gatherer life. Quibella formerly had a large number of decorated caves from the upper Palaeolithic era, however many have been destroyed by modern humans through both resource exploitation and tampering with the cave paintings.
At the end of the last glacial period (10,000 BC), the climate became milder; from approximately 7,000 BC, this part of Eastern Eirene entered the Neolithic era and its inhabitants became sedentary. After strong demographic and agricultural development between the 4th and 3rd millennia, metallurgy appeared at the end of the 3rd millennium, initially working gold, copper and bronze, and later iron. Quibella has numerous megalithic sites from the Neolithic period, including the exceptionally dense Desicivi stones site (approximately 2,000 BC).
Antiquity (Before the 6th Century BCE - 4th Century CE)
Around 500 BCE, is when we see the migration of the Quibellator to what is now modern day Quibella. The first record of this is by a Rothian trader by the name of Gaius Severus. He refers to them as a very 'warlike people' hence the name Quibellator. It is widely believed and accepted by many historians that these Quibellator displaced a variety of different tribes of what now amount to the modern people of the Solivirains and the Culsivans.
Shortly after their settlement to the area the Quibellator quickly became a domineering force in the area going as far as to openly chalenge various city states along the coast and further push back the Solivirains and the Culsivans.
Shortly after the Rothians came up with a term for the are in 135 BCE, 'Quibella' or the Land of the Warrior People. Though while there is numerous circulating theories about the true Rothian name of the area prior to their settlement, the name would nonetheless stick to the area till this day. Though soon after this Rothian expansion into the area became rapid as Rothians soon set up a number of forts and settlements along their border with the area of Quibella.
The original area of expansion into the area was officially established with the Rothian province called 'Nova Rothia' or New Rothia in 82 BCE. Though Rothia would continuously expand into Quibella bringing with them a host of new ideas, anew religion, and most importantly a new language. While the Solivirians and Culsivans would quickly adopt these ideas, language and religion hoping to find an ally among the Rothians to drive out the warlike Quibellator.
In 73 BCE the first city was founded in New Rothia, the city of 'Urus Civit' or better known in modern Quibella as Baissierville. The city quickly expanded with settlers not only from Rothia but from across all of Quibella becoming a major hub for the Rothian Empire and an important outpost for the empire as a whole.
Ultimately, most of modern Quibella would be conquered in 60 BCE over a short two year campaign known as the Rothian Conquest of Quibella. Despite the Quibellator tribes being able to unite as one force, the disciplined Rothian Army was too much for them and they would eventually be defeated culminating in the complete conquest of the Quibellator. This conquest would result in the Province of Quibella.
Soon after the conquest many new settlers were moved into the area from Rothia. These settlers would begin the quite successful Rothization of Quibella. Though it is widely argued that this indoctrination of the Quibellator would be the ultimate downfall of the Rothian Empire in Quibella.
Despite the Rothization of the Province, Quibella would become one of the most rebellious provinces within the Rothian Empire. This rebellious attitude would bring the ire of the Rothians which they would attempt to stomp out on several occasions usually resulting in revolts. With the first two the, First Quibellan Revolt in 43 AD, and the Second Quibellan Revolt in 152 AD. Though they would be put down ultimately it would begin to carve out a unique Quibellan identity.
The last revolt in 367 AD, the Third Quibellan Revolt would result in Quibella breaking away from the Rothian Empire as an independent Republic, though short lived it would establish what was considered for a time 'Quibella.'
Early Middle Ages(5th Century - 10th Century)
400 AD - Republic Collapses causing a formation of a number of different Kingdoms and Principalities in its wake
800 AD - Quibella is united under a King, Catharism becomes increasingly popular throughout
Late Middle Ages (11th Century - 15th Century)
1200 AD - Quibella invades and annexes various Culsivans and Solivirians Principalities, current King declares Quibella to be an Empire, Nobles emerge as powerful men who are able to influence the Emperor
1500 AD - Quibellan Church of Good Christians emerges as a dominating religious force in Quibella, the Emperor declares the Church of Quibella following multiple disagreements between the Pope and the Emperor
Empire of Quibella (15th Cenutry - 1893)
1700 AD - Religious tensions explode between Good Christains and the Church of Quibella resulting in a brief but brutal religious war within Quibella 1812 - 1815 AD Invasion of Inoroth
The Republican War(1893-1898)
1900 AD -
The Crowned Republic of Quibella is a Unitary Stratocracy, with democratic traditions. The current Constitution of the Crowned Republic was approved on August 2nd, of 1899, though it is the same as the previous 1819 Constitution.
Law of Quibella
|Rank||Name||Classifcation||Urban Population (1899)||Administrative Region|
|1||Cœur||Metropolis||6,552,780||Côte des Grains|
|3||Ludęca||Large City||1,012,488||Plaines Vertes|
|4||Palegis||City||988,512||Etat de la Rivière Grand|
|7||Livredeville||City||252,547||Etat de la Rivière Grand|
|8||Leroch||Territorial City||204,256||Territoire Ouest|
|9||Ville de Peter||Territorial City||152,488||Territoire des Montagnes Occidentales|
|10||Étoile-nord||Territorial City||101,548||Territoire du Nord|