Second Dynasty

Second Dynasty

1784–1844
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CapitalZadé Axochizin
GovernmentMonarchy
Emperor 
• 1784-1802
Rúnacar II
• 1802-1831
Lahamisa II
• 1831-1844
Cueytatzl Ren I
History 
• Established
24 June 1784
• Andamonian Revolution
5 September 1844
Preceded by
Succeeded by
First Dynasty
Andamonian First Republic
Today part of Andamonia

The Second Dynasty was the imperial regime of Andamonia between 1784 and 1844. The Tlacapila dynasty held power after the extinction of the ha'Aucarahe dynasty until the Andamonian Revolution installed the First Republic. The imperial family fled to Exponent and did not return to Andamonia until 1913, when the Tlacapila Restoration toppled the Second Republic.

Reign

With the demise of the First Dynasty in May 1784, Andamonia was left without a ruling house for the first time in eight hundred years. The elaborate court administration, developed in its latter centuries, carried the country through until a claim was made for the ancient house of Tlacapila, a noble family from Lasasu Isnin. Prince Rúnacar III became Emperor Rúnacar II of Andamonia. The new emperor strove to match the expectations of the court and public, and Andamonia prospered under his eighteen-year rule.

Rúnacar's daughter, Lahamisa II, was ineffectual and indolent and spent most of her life as heir and empress enjoying the wealth to which she had been elevated. The empire stagnated politically and economically, allowing the Oostwarden League, led by the kingdom of Zwiebelland, to annex Andamonia's Heidish dominions in 1828—30 against weak opposition.

Following Andamonia's military embarrassment, Lahamisa was persuaded to abdicate in favour of her second son, Cueytatzl Ren I, in 1831. Cueytatzl Ren resented his mother's failure to maintain the imperial territory and aspired to restore Andamonia to greatness. He embarked on a series of ambitious reforms, issued edicts authorising conscription and updated both the organisation and equipment of the military, in addition to stimulating the universities financially.

The Battle of Makami, in 1844, saw the defeat of an imperial army by republican revolutionaries

Nevertheless, Cueytatzl Ren was not a popular emperor. He never managed to overcome the nation's distrust of his mother (and, by extension, himself), and his preoccupation with reforming state and society meant he failed to see moments such as the Getús incident as diplomatic provocations demanding a public response. His aspirations were to be his downfall, as in February 1844 he issued a misjudged taxation edict which set in motion the Andamonian Revolution. Within months the empire was in civil war, and following the Battle of Makami the imperial family fled the country. The Andamonian First Republic was instituted in September, ending imperial rule in Andamonia until the 20th century.