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The Satanistic State of Olmedreca is located in Mediterranica. Olmedreca is generally considered to be "selective technocracy" or "oligarchy", or officially "Educated democracy" as government of Olmedreca calls it. Because votes of people with higher education or military rank have a lot more weight, majority of population does not have any voting rights at all. Olmedreca is considered to be highly militaristic as army has large influence in society. Its main religion is Satanism. Olmedreca is member of Mediterranican Union and Anti Communist Treaty Organisation.
- 1 Government and politics
- 2 Supreme War Council
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Economy
- 5 History
- 5.1 Ancient history
- 5.2 First kingdoms and rise of Selentine Empire
- 5.3 Rise of Pasha, Sylvermyr and kingdoms in east
- 5.4 Selentine Empire’s expansion to east and north, Agarian Wars, formation of Alfland and Morphia
- 5.5 Selentia’s wars against Elenia and Trarg, Island uprisings, Bartonia-Siria war, Great Uprising
- 5.6 Rise of Khanate of Ar
- 5.7 Formation of Olmedreca, Olmedreca-Pasha-Trarg war, Great Plague
- 5.8 1st Olmedreca-Ar war, Imperial Expansion at North, Collapse of K’Mintar
- 5.9 Great Uprising and 2nd Olmedreca-Ar war
- 5.10 3rd Olmedreca-Ar war, Long Isolation
Government and politics
Posts of Head of State, and Head of Government, are combined together under title “First Citizen”. First Citizen term is defined at 15 years, one person can serve as First Citizen unlimited number of terms. First Citizen effectively holds both executive and legislative powers as he assigns both ministers and members of Parliament(“Riigikogu”), also First Citizen chooses members of Supreme Court. Supreme War Council can vote First Citizen out of office if 6 members of council agree with it.
Votes of citizens with higher education or military rank have a lot more weight in elections of first Citizen. Some examples:
Lieutenant = 1 point, Bachelor's degree = 1 point, Captain = 5 points, Master's degree = 5 points, Major = 50 points, Doctorate = 50 points, Head of Olmedrecan Academy of Sciences = 1000 points, General = 1000 points
Importnant note: university degree points brought in example are only about natural sciences and mathematics, statistics and computer science. Social sciences and humanities have 5 times less voting weight and voting right starts from Master's degree(with 1 point).
Military holds extremely strong influence in Olmedrecan politics. In government there are usually many high officers, also majority of First Citizens have been officers.
Strongest opposition organization is Olmderecan Democratic Union(ODU) which main goal is equal voting rights for all citizens. ODU tries to achieve its goals through peaceful methods and its only opposition organization which has widespread influence.
Communist and anarchist organizations are outlawed as they are considered dangerous to the State of Olmedreca. Nationalsocialist and fascist organizations are not completely outlawed but government and military strongly opress them and their influence is minimal. It is believed that Olmedrecan Military Intelligence is behind assassinations of several high communist and nazi figures.
Supreme War Council
Supreme War Council effectively rules the Olmedreca during wartime as inner government. Also de facto it chooses political direction of state. Supreme War Council has right to remove First Citizen from office if 6 members of council vote for it. It consists of total 9 members from strategically importnant positions:
First Citizen - General, Vesse Põhjakotkas Minister of War - General, Johan Raudlinn Foreign Minister - Vice-Admiral, Lembit Tuleplaneet Commander-in-Chief of Army – General, Aleksander Kuldvõti Commander-in-Chief of Navy – Admiral, Hanno Odavars Commander-in-Chief of Airforce – General, Karl Kuusemets Commander-in-Chief of Defence League – Lieutenant-General, Julius Munamägi Commander-in-Chief of Infernals – High Priest of Infernals, Tabelinus Läänemeri Head of Military Intelligence – General, Ernst Tormilind
Generally all Citizens of Olmedreca all called Olmedrecans, still Olmedrecans divide into three major ethnical groups: Estonians, Finnish and Hungarians. Hungarians form majority in territories of Plains of Ar, Territories at south of Ar have Estonian majority and territories north of Ar have generally Finnish majority. There are also many smaller Finno-Ugric nations located in Olmedreca like Sami, Ingrians, Livonians, Karelians etc. it should be noted that differences between different ethnic groups have became minimal and its already appropriate to call Olmedrecans as ethnic group, only remaining notable division is Estonian and Finnish as native languages, but as those languages are very similar they are expected to merge together(with Estonian dominating) in few decades. Immigration has been practically nonexistant(due very strict laws), emigration exists but is also extremely low.
Main ethnic groups: Olmedrecans 99,999999% (Estonians 74%, Finnish 22%, Hungarians 3%, Other 1%).
Main religion in Olmedreca is Satanism. Satanism in Olmedreca has many different variations. There is also notable group of atheists(sometimes its claimed that number of atheists is twice as high as official statistics show because it can be problematic to draw a line between atheists and some less radical satanistic groups). In some areas local shamanistic and animistic traditions also have some strenght, government generally supports those traditions as they are considered to be importnant part of Olmedrecan history.
Main religious groups: Satanists 91%, Atheists 7%, Shamanists/Animists 2%, Other <0,0001%
Olmedreca is economically powerful nation. Thanks to its low taxes its one of the most pro-business states in Mediterranica region. As result numerous foreign corporations, like VLT Automotive and Northern Baltic Military Storefront, have established factories in Olmedreca. Also Olmedrecan own companies have become world level players.
Human settlement in Olmedreca became possible 11,000 to 13,000 years ago, when the ice from the last glacial era melted away. The oldest known settlement in Olmedreca is the Pulli settlement, which was located on the banks of the Elenac river, at moder region of Gildor, it was settled around 11,000 years ago, at the beginning of the ninth millennium BC. By 7000 BC Fenno-Ugric tribes had reached to all modern regions of Olmedreca.
First kingdoms and rise of Selentine Empire
About at 500 BC kingdom of Bromalard was founded at banks of Dakhan river, it was overun by neighbouring tribes about 100 years later. About at same time several city states were formed at coast of Selentia, most importnant of them were Orothain, Oromor and Argdun. In 380 BC at north around Draskari, Kingdom of Selentia was formed, by 200 BC it controlled practically all modern day Northern-Selentia.Then came age of instability and by 57 BC Selentia’s south border was pushed back to Adain river. King Lembitu II restored order and started new invasion to south that was succesfully continued by his successors. By 230 AD Selentine Empire controlled all modern day Selentine Coast. By 600 AD empire’s border had retreated back to Dakhan river, mainly due attacks of different tribes from modern day Borlain and Pasha regions.
Rise of Pasha, Sylvermyr and kingdoms in east
At 700 AD kingdom of Pasha was formed, by 800 it controlled all modern day Western-Pasha and fight with Selentine Empire for dominance over South-Selentia started. In period of 812-1047 Pasha and Selentia fought 7 wars, at one moment Pashan forces even reached to Adain river but were pushed back, by 1047 as result of 7th Selentia-Pasha war Selenita acheived full control over modern day South-Selentia again. In period of 890-943 tribes in east formed 5 kingdoms along river borders, those were: Elenia, Gildor, Bartonia, Siria and Theira. In north kingdom of Sylvermyr was founded at 975.
Selentine Empire’s expansion to east and north, Agarian Wars, formation of Alfland and Morphia
In 1124 new Selentine Emperor Lembitu V invaded Borlain and forced all tribes in area to surrender by 1135. At same year Pasha was invaded in 8th Selentine-Pasha war, Lembitu V achieved numerious victories at decisively beated Pasha at Battle of Volkor in 1139, resulting annexation of all Pasha. In period of 1140-1143 all city-states and tribes at region of Desolia accepted dominance of Selentine Empire. In 1142 Selentine-Sylvermyr war started, South-Sylvermir was invaded and Sylvermyr was forced to cede all areas south of Sylvermyr forest to Selentia in 1147. In 1148 both Silma islands and Tule islands were captured in short campaigns.
Lembitu’s son Jaak II continued enlarging empire and after several short wars in period 1151-1154 all towns at coast of Arndor were captured. Next target was Trarg. Selentine-Trarg war started at 1160 and Jaak was succesful at beginning, Selentines succesfully captrued one Trarg town after another but in 1162 on their way to capital which has same name as region Selentine forces were ambushed and completely destroyed by forces of Warchief Alar. Next year Alar’s forced captured Aragert and burned it down, that defeat meant the end of Selentine expansion.
At Agaria, Taavi, king of Bartonia wanted to build his own empire. Bartonian war started at 1141 then Gildor was invaded resulting fast victory, next year Theira was succesfully conquered. At 1143-44 Taavi made several invasions to Elenia which all failed and resulted huge losses, next year Siria invaded from East, captured capital Barton and forced Taavi to give up his new territories returning to pre-war borders. Elenia-Gildor war 1148-1160 was fought over dominance of Elenac river, several towns at river banks on both sides were burned down but war ended with stalemate at original border.
In north kingdom of Alfland was formed at 1178 by king Olev I. By 1191 all modern day Eastirelch, Galavir and Morphia which at that time consisted of independent tribes and city-states were conquered to Alflan. After Olev’s death in 1193 Morphia achieved independence, now as fully united kingdom.
Selentia’s wars against Elenia and Trarg, Island uprisings, Bartonia-Siria war, Great Uprising
In 1213 Elenia Selentia dispute over Elrim resulted start of Selentia-Elenia war. At first Selentia succesfully advanced capturing Orosil and Hithgor. But at 1221 2nd Selentia-Trarg war started then Trarg forces captured and pillaged Aragert again. Using the fact that Selentia needed to concentrate forcs to south Elenia took back everything they had lost earlier and also advanced into Desolia, in 1228 peace was made which gave Elrim to Elenia, 2nd Selentia-Trarg war ended year later at stalemate.
In 1254 Tule islands stopped paying taxes to Empire, Selentine fleet was repeatedly beaten and in 1258 Silma islands also rebelled. Selentine attempts to recapture lost islands failed and kingdoms of K’Mintar and Skeltar were formed at Tule islands and Grand Duchy of Beleri was formed at Silma islands. In 1262 Empire recognized their independence.
At 1268 Taavi II of Bartonia started war against Siria to get revenge for their participation at Bartonian war. Bartonian army crossing Barton river near Throy was trapped and completely destroyed by Sirian king Sulev VII. Sirians advanced directly to capital Barthel and forced enemy to surrender. Sooly Theira, Gildor and Elenia demanded Sirians to return back to pre-war borders, Sulev VII was forced to accept that.
At 1278 great uprising against Selentine empire started at Desolia, Borlain and Pasha. Emperor Tabelinus II made peace with Pasha and started war against Desolian and Borlain rebels who lacked unified command. With help of Navy Desolia was reconquered by 1281. Tabelinus made 3 invasions directly to Borlain heartland but failed to capture Holrim that had became center of rebellion due effective guerilla warfare against his supply lines. By bribing several high ranking rebel leaders Selentines managed to organize civil war between rebels and in 1290 weakened rebels were completely crushed in brutal campaign.
Rise of Khanate of Ar
In 1311 Great Khan Tisza united nomadic tribes at plains of Ar. Firstly he invaded northern territories. Armies of Ar easily overrun weak, peaceful and divided tribes at regions of Brillia, Clawiria, Doglur, East-Foradia, South-Skellar and South-Ailarthia and forced them to pay taxes to Khanate. Then he turned he attention to south and Orrokia and Morphia were invaded in 1320. Orrokia fell immediately, Morphia fell after defeat at battle of Caligoth in 1321, Alfland was invaded next year.
Superior cavalry of Khanate achieved victories at battles of Beledriel, Adalion and Kisuil with their superior cavalry and conquered all Alfland except area between Barad Dumyr mountains by 1324. In 1325 Arndor was captured from Selentia with minimal resistance. At 1328 two armies invaded Agaria and pillaged Theira, Siria and Bartonia before returning to north. Second invasion at 1330 failed because united forces of Theira, Siria, Barthonia, Gildor and Elenia managed to defend crossings of Fairwater river. In 1336 Khanate attempted 3rd invasion but were repelled by Theirans at river again.
Realizing imminent Khanate invasion king of Sylvermyr agreed to join Selentine Empire if Empire helps him in war. In 1332 Tisza invaded Sylvermyr but after first success his invasion was stopped by Sylvermyr-Selentine forces at Griffongate castle as khanate forces were not able to penetrate their heavy fortifications.
Tisza died in 1340, his son Arpad invaded and captured remaining Alfland between Barad Dumyr mountains at next year, last king of Alfland Olev III secretly escaped to Selentia.
Formation of Olmedreca, Olmedreca-Pasha-Trarg war, Great Plague
In 1342 Selentine emperor, and kings of Alfland, Sylvermyr, Elenia, Gildor, Barthonia, Siria, Theira and Skeltar, met at Drasgard and agreed to form united country which was named “Empire of Olmedreca”, Selentine emperor Lembitu X became ruler of new empire.
Next year Reved, king of Pasha and Koit, Warchief of Trarg made alliance against newborn empire. Lembitu X decisively crushed allied armies in huge battle of Orama by landing part of his forces behind enemy army and attacking from 2 sides, both enemy rulers died in battle. Pasha surrendered, Trarg was invaded in 1344, resulting long war of attrition. Campaing ended in 1367 then last Trarg forces finally surrendered. At 1369 Grand Duchy of Beleri voluntarily joined Olmedreca.
About 1381 Black Plague started spreading from Orrokia, by 1420 it had reached to every corner of Olmedreca, it is estimated that about 50% of total popualtion at areas of modern day Olmedreca died in period of 1381-1443. Both Empire and Khanate were heavily weakened.
1st Olmedreca-Ar war, Imperial Expansion at North, Collapse of K’Mintar
In 1450 Emperor Olev V declared war on Khanate of Ar and invaded Arndor. Next year Khanate defeat Empire at battle of Anagril and Empire was forced to withdraw. Olev V died at 1452, and Great Khan Matyas invaded Theira and captured it fastly, but at battle of Anazor Matyas got killed resulting great confusion in Khanate. Several Khans started fighting for position of Great Khan and Olmedreca, now under emperor Olev VI invaded from south. He succesfully recaptured Theira and by 1457 Eastirelch, Galavir and Arndor had been also conquered. New Great Khan Miklos managed to stop Olmdrecan advance but was unable to recapture lost territories.
After end of 1st Olmedreca-Ar war Olev VI turned his attention to north. City-state Skel joined Empire in 1460 and from there Skellar, Ailarthia and Brillia were succesfully conquered after 23 years long campaign. Khanate was unable to react because of constant inner conflicts between Khans.
Kingdom of K’Mintar suffered huge earthquake in 1499, all major cities were turned into ruins, also all royal family died. Large part of local population believed that it is sign of anger from Tharapita and decided to leave island. Most of them went to far north to Ailarthia and founded K’Mintruor. In 1505 Olmedreca took over control of former territories of kingdom.
Great Uprising and 2nd Olmedreca-Ar war
In 1527, as a result of Olmedrecan provocations, Clawirian, Doglurian and Foradian tribes rised up against Khanate of Ar. Great Khan Imre decided to go on offencive, large armies were sent north to crush rebellion, but main offencive was on south, Eastirelch and Galavir were fastly invaded in 1532. Olmedrecan forces were unprepared and suffered serious defeats at battles of Kisuil, Nerril and Abaria, almost all Eastirelch and Galavir were lost by 1541, also Arndor was heavily pillaged. But rebellion at north, that was supported by Olmedreca, continued. Great Naval battle of Haragrim in 1543, resulted total destruction of Ar’s navy, khanate never challenged empire’s dominance at sea again.
Khanate started running low of resources and in 1547 Olmedreca went on offencive at south. It took 24 years of brutal war of attrition for Olmedreca to recapture Eastirelch and Galavir. In 1571 cease-fire for 10 years was made at south. Low intensity fighting at north continued. Olmedreca was more succesful replacing its losses during cease-fire, and then war at south started again in 1581 Olmedreca went on offencive. Also pressured at north was strenghtened, as result Ar was running out of blood. Khanate’s armies were slowly pushed back, Olmedrecans marched into Morphia and Alfland, Orrokia was also attacked but Khanate repelled it. In north rebels and Olmedrecans pushed Ar’s forces over Corbo river and by 1598 fighting effectively ceased in north. War ended in 1602, Khanate lost Morphia, Alfland, Clawiria, Dogluria and Foradia to Empire of Olmedreca.
3rd Olmedreca-Ar war, Long Isolation
In 1618 last war between Olmedreca and Ar started then Emperor Kalev II invaded khanate from both north and south. Khanate was unable to put up any serious resistance and was decisively defeated in three years long campaign. That war resulted final unification of modern territories of Olmedreca. As Olmedreca had reached to its natural borders, separated from the rest of the world by sea and Agarian mountains, long period of isolation started.