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Yuropa, officially the Federal Empire of Yuropa, natively known as Yuropa Apapoba, is a nation in the west of Europa on Eurth. It rose through the outstanding administrative and organisational skills of the Yuropa people. The Europa Empire was the most politically important state in the region from the early 4th Century to the late 9th Century, holding power not only over most of the other kingdoms in Yuropaland, but also over nearby nations.
Native language: Yuropa (Europa), and Apapoba from apapo (federation) and oba (empire).
The Drift Valley is considered to be the birthplace of Eumanity. The capital is Centridge City.
One version of the Yuropan creation myth explains that long, long ago, when the Eurth was new, the great river goddess Yuropa sent her daughter Arabambi to marry a handsome Eurth chief in the Land of Shinar. At first, Arabambi was happy, but soon she started to long for the cool shadows of her motherland. So her husband asked Crocodile and Hippopotamus to bring Arabambi a sackful of Night. As they carried it back, the animals heard strange noises coming from the sack - and curiosity finally got the better of them.
The Emperor often demanded tribute in slaves. The tributary chiefs sometimes made war on other peoples to capture slaves for this purpose. Yuropa was known to punish disobedience by the wholesale slaughter of the erring community.
The key to Yuropa politics is a strong military and centralized government. The Yuropa Empire developed a highly sophisticated political structure to govern its subnational states. The influence of an aggressive Yuropa culture is exemplified in the standards placed on the Emperor and the roles of his council. While the Emperor is the supreme authority, he is not without checks on his power.
The population is concentrated in metropolitan Centridge City. With imperial expansion, Yuropa is divided into regions to better manage its vast holdings within and outside Yuropaland. It is divided into four states, defined by relation to the core of the empire. These states are Centride City, southern Yuropaland, the Drift Valley and Awonabule.
- Centridge City — Centridge City is the hub of the empire, divided into six provinces, with three on the west side of the Irin River (IJzer) and three to the river's east. Each province is supervised by a governor appointed directly by the Emperor of Yuropa.
- Yuropaland — The second state of the empire is composed of the towns south of Centridge City. Its inhabitants speak a different dialect from that of the capital. These originally tributary provinces are led by their own rulers, called Arabinrin, who is confirmed by the Emperor of Yuropa.
- Drift Valley — The empire's third state is the Drift Valley southeast of Yuropaland. This area is inhabited by the Eeyan (Aalst) and Awonkeferi (Gent) who guarantee trade with Memopotamia. The Eeyan and Awonkeferi tributaries are allowed to rule their own provinces.
- Awonabule — Awonabule is the fourth state of the empire. It is the furthest from the capital and most resistant to centralisation. Awonabule is kept in line with threats of evening curfews. This territory extends along the Gàn River (Schelde) in the east into the highland territories. Like all states, it is allowed a fair degree of autonomy as long as taxes are paid, the imperial orders are strictly followed, and access to local markets is guaranteed.
The Yuropans are a very expressive people who celebrate their cultural events with colourful festivals and celebrations.