- OOC-Note: Auwalt is only available in Past Tech, 1930-Equivalent.
The Kingdoms (523 BCE - 258 CE)
The First Empire of Auwalt (258 - 367)
Dark Age (367 - 822)
Imperial Renaissance (822 - 1222)
- Despite the rulers calling themselves 'Emperor', the Imperial Renaissance is not considered one of Auwalt's Empires.
The Age of the City-States (1222 - 1563)
- Auwaltian Military History during the Age of the City-States (1222-1563).
- Auwaltian Ships during the Age of the City-States (1222-1563).
- Auwaltian Society and Culture during the Age of the City-States (1222-1563).
The Hundred Years of War (1563 - 1692)
Colonial Ventures repelled (1630 - 1692)
The Six Republics (1692 - 1752)
The Second Empire of Auwalt (1752 - today)
- 1799: Establishment of the Imperatorwerften Wahlerhaven
The Carmenite Genocide (1855 - 1895)
Emperor Siegbalt (1899 - today)
GeographyAuwalt is a geographically large country, around 1.5 million km² in size.
- See Main Articles: List of animal species endemic to Auwalt, List of plant species endemic to Auwalt.
The Empire is a timocratic meritocracy, meaning, that only those, who own property (be it land, or, in newer times, means of production or a company), could participate in the political process based on their merits. Merit can also be achieved through military service, see below, and serve as a way of social climbing.
At the head of it all, however, stands the Emperor, or Imperator, usually the most capable son of the preceding Emperor (either by the siblings choosing the new Emperor or by murdering each other to death till one was left or a combination of both, although the latter case is getting increasingly rare). While there have been female ruling Imperators, titled Imperatrix (like the wife of a ruling Imperator), they are rare.
Usually, the Empire is called conservative and reactionary, as well as militaristic. However, right-wing political ideologies like Fascism are viewed with disdain.
- Those, who do not own property, are called the Plebejer. Their counterparts, the owners of property, are called the Patrizier. In times long past, there has been the Equites, a lower nobility, but those merged into the Patrizier somewhere in the 17th and 18th centuries.
- The stadtholders in the provinces of the Empire are called the Legaten, or Legates. Usually, they are appointed by the Emperor on recommendation of the Senate.
- Präfekten, or Prefects, are Ministers (Ministerialpräfekt) or special officers appointed by the Emperor on the Senate's Recommendation for special tasks (Sonderpräfekten). However, Ministerialpräfekten are appointed by the Emperor at his own choosing.
The EmperorThe current Imperator is Imperator Siegbald VI., vintage 1869, who rules since 1899. His wife, Imperatrix Gundel, died in 1927. His designated successor is Kronprinz Falk von Auwalt (vintage 1893). The Imperator is Head of State and Head of Government (as of late, Kronprinz Falk took over many of the representative tasks).
With the full title, the Emperor is called:
- Imperator Siegbald VI., Erhabener Herr Auwalts, Vergöttlichter, Wächter der Kulte, Vater des Vaterlandes, Vorsteher des Senats und der Tribune.
- Emperor Siegbald VI., August Lord of Auwalt, Deified, Custodian over the Cults, Father of the Fatherland, Presider over the Senate and the Tribunes.
A female Imperator, or the wife of an Imperator, is called an Imperatrix.
The Empire is divided into twelve provinces and a number of smaller territories under direct control of the Emperor, the Imperatorenbesitz.
|Province||Population (in million people)||Main economic branches||Seats in the Senate||Legate|
|Totals||146||450||Imperator Siegbald VI.|
ach Province has it's own Legate, who is the Emperor's Stadtholder in the Province, taking care of the local administration.
The Empire has no major colonies, never had, safe for a number of small, remote islands with little population, political or economic significance.
The Imperial Senate consists of 450 delegates elected by the Patrizier,
The Imperial Tribunes on the other hand are elected from and by the Plebejer. They, unlike the rest of their social class, can and should speak in front of the Senate and even hand in bills, but can not vote on them. Their main function was and is the council of the Senate and the Senators in regards to the lower classes. The Tribunischer Rat, the Council of the Tribunes, has the option to veto laws before they are signed by the Emperor.
Law and Law Enforcement
- See Main Article: Imperial Police Services.
Auwalt possesses a strong military, one of the pillars on which Auwalt rests. While not engaged in intervention-warfare, Auwalt is very much capable to and ready to, if the need arises. In total, the Imperial Armed Forces number 850,000 men and around 50,000 women (see Women in the Imperial Armed Forces), plus 300,000 civilian employees, neither number counting in the Territorialheer.
The Imperial Armed Forces have a compulsory military service for men, which drafts those, who aren't invalided out or volunteer for the Navy, the Territorialheer or the Imperial Civil Service, for two years into the Army and places them into reserve status for further 15 years, with reserve duty training exercises held every year.
The Imperial Army, usually simply referred to as the Heer, boasts sizable number of soldiers, the majority of the soldiers in services of the Imperial Armed Forces. While the Imperial Armed Forces are motorized to some extend, and the process is getting more and more ahead, the main ways of movement for the soldier is still either on their own two feet or by train. The logistics of the Imperial Army are mostly run on either said motorized elements or via horse-drawn carts, as soon as they are unloaded from trains. Mechanization and aerial components, including close air support, are experimented with by the Army, but as far as the Army is concerned, both concepts are still in their infancy. Motorization, on the other hand, is pursued with some interest.
Thoughts of an organized, Imperial Militia have been thrown around time and time again, but these coalesced in 1902 in the raising of the Territorialheer, which is a militia, its mobilization, reserved for times of dire national need (including foreign invasion or disaster). The Territorialheer is under the formal authority of the legates of the respective territories.
The Imperial Navy, usually simply referred to as the Marine, relies on the concepts of a grand battle fleet supported by cruiser squadrons to achieve the goal of keeping the enemy away from home shores. While the Imperial Navy lacks a 'true' aircraft carrier, it does possess a small number of smaller carriers. However, the Imperial Navy long since determined, that large aircraft carriers would not play a role in naval warfare in the foreseeable future and estimates, that the submarine will be deciding factor in future naval wars, especially when it comes to commerce raiding (also see Main Article: Doctrine of the Imperial Navy). Pride and main combat platforms of the Imperial Navy are, however, the battleships and battlecruisers, first and foremost those of the Eyckenbaum-class and of the Imperatrix Gundel class. The Imperial Navy can reach out to participate in an armed intervention or to render support to disaster-affected regions, if that is needed, including via shore parties of the Marine-Schützen-Korps (naval infantry).
Fisheries and agriculture (see Cuisine of Auwalt), forestry, mining
Glass-manufacturing, clothes production (largest: Wollfabrik Kinneburg), arms and vehicle
146 million people live in Auwalt,
Music and Opera
|Era of Opera||Time||Examples|
|The Beginnings||15th and 16th centuries|
|Opera of War||1565 - 1655|
|Opera of Desire||1655 - 1700|
|Singspiel-Era||1700 - today|
|Opera of Love and Heart||1760 - today||The Undying Love|
|Golden Age of Auwaltian Opera||1760 - 1858|
|Imperial Opera||1858 - today|
One of the most favourite ways to pass time in Auwalt is Opera in all of its many variations, including musicals, musical theater, Singspiel and many other forms. Major TV-stations run live broadcasts from the most famous Opera Houses of Auwalt in the evenings,
Other musical styles listened to are Traditional Music,
Youth, especially in the more urbanized areas (and those fancying themselves as such), found dedicated preferences in Big Band Music and the associated dances, although Small-Band Music is a trend not to be dismissed in Auwalt over the last decade.
- See Main Article: Cuisine of Auwalt.
- See Main Article: Sports in Auwalt.
Fashion and Design
- See Main Article: Wollfabrik Kinneburg.
Currently in fashion among civilian men are cravats,