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The Empire of Auwalt, usually known either as the Empire or as Auwalt, technically the Second Empire of Auwalt, is a vast land of around 1.5 million km² inhabited by 146 million Auwälter.

Chronological History

Pre-Historic Times

The Kingdoms (523 BCE - 258 CE)

The First Empire of Auwalt (258 - 367)

Dark Age (367 - 822)

Renaissance (822 - 1222)

The Age of the City-States (1222 - 1563)

The Hundred Years of War (1563 - 1692)

The Herdade-War (1600 - 1623)

Colonial Ventures repelled (1630 - 1692)

The Six Republics (1692 - 1752)

The Second Empire of Auwalt (1752 - today)

The First Paísancho-War (1765 - 1782)

The Second Paísancho-War (1803 - 1850)

The Carmenite Genocide (1855 - 1895)

The Kupandukira-War (1923 - 1939)

The Sannbann Island Incident (1978)

21st Century

See also

Geography

Karte - Auwalt

Map auf Auwalt including the provincial borders.

Auwalt is a geographically large country, around 1.5 million km² in size,

Climate

Biodiversity

See Main Articles: List of animal species endemic to Auwalt, List of plant species endemic to Auwalt.

Politics

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 preceeding Emperor. While there have been female Imperators, they are rare.

Usually, the Empire is called conservative and reactionary, as well as militaristic.

Terminology

  • 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 Emperor

Siegbald Vi.

Imperator Siegbald VI. with Imperatrix Gundel in a calmer, more private moment, 2016.

The current Imperator is Imperator Siegbald VI., vintage 1928, who rules since 1963. His wife, Imperatrix Gundel, died in 2017. His designated successor is Kronprinz Falk von Auwalt (vintage 1958). 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.

Imperial Provinces

The Empire is divided into twelve provinces:

  • Provinz Flecksche.
  • Provinz Seenland.
  • Provinz Kohlenwald.
  • Provinz Tiefbucht.
  • Provinz Eysnberge.
  • Provinz Dunkelwald.
  • Provinz Mastwalt.
  • Provinz Kinzichaland.
  • Provinz Schafsheim.
  • Provinz Neyland.
  • Provinz Ascherland.
  • Provinz Weissland.

Each Province has it's own Legate, who is the Emperor's Stadtholder in the Province, taking care of the local administration.

Imperial Senate and Imperial Tribunes

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, could speak in front of the Senate and even hand in bills, but could not vote on them. Their main function was and is the council of the Senate and the Senators. 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.

There are a total of five police organizations in Auwalt, the Imperial Police, the Provincial Police, the Town Police, the Imperial Coast Guard and the Cultic Police.

Education

See Main Articles: School in Auwalt, School Uniforms in Auwalt.

The Military

See Main Articles: Imperial Armed Forces, Imperial Army, Territorialheer, Imperial Navy.

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. Auwalt abolished conscription in 1982, its armed forces being completely professional these days.

The Imperial Army, usually simply referred to as the Heer, boasts a strong and powerful mechanized force, the core and backbone of its capabilities. It's Regiments, supported by an Army Air Corps and various other supporting branches, are powerful units on their own, but all the more powerful when united and on the attack. They can defend, however, especially when fighting on home ground, and should not be underestimated when doing so. Thoughts of an organized, Imperial militia have been thrown around time and time again, but these coalesced in 1955 in the raising of the Territorialheer, which is less of an army or a militia and more of a support arm made up of reservists, reserved for times of national need (including foreign invasion or disaster).

The Imperial Navy, usually simply referred to as the Marine, relies on the concepts of Fleet in Being and Merchant Raiding to achieve the goal of keeping the enemy away from home shores, boasting a huge number of submarines and fast-attack craft of various types to achieve this goal. Aside from that, that Imperial Navy can also reach out to participate in an armed intervention or to render support to disaster-affected regions, if that is needed. While the Imperial Navy lacks a 'true' aircraft carrier, it does possess various helicopter and drone carriers.

The Empire possesses Weapons of Mass Destruction, including nuclear weapons, as means of last resort.

Citizenship

Economy

First Sector

Fisheries and agriculture (see Cuisine of Auwalt), forestry, mining

Second Sector

Glass-manufacturing, clothes production (largest: Wollfabrik Kinneburg)

Third Sector

Tourism

Demographics

See Main Articles: List of Auwälter, List of first names popular in Auwalt.

146 million people live in Auwalt,

Religion

See Main Articles: Imperial Cult, Imperial State Religion.

Education

See Main Articles: School in Auwalt, School Uniforms in Auwalt.

Health

Culture

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 few decades.

Rock and associated genres are not really listened to, mainly because even the most rebellious youth shrugs it off as "nonsensical noise".

Architecture

Cuisine

See Main Article: Cuisine of Auwalt.

Sports

See Main Article: Sports in Auwalt.

Fashion and Design

See Main Article: Wollfabrik Kinneburg.
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