Early History ( - 1319)
Christianity arrived in the 6th century and by 774, it was the dominant religion. Monks at the monastery had recorded the ancient faith of the indigenous population, their culture and rites and while some of their codices were lost over the centuries to a variety of reasons, the majority had survived. In addition to that, a sizable corpus of legends, stories and tales stood the test of time, mostly as
In 700, the first Église de Saint-Pierre le Naufragé was founded. Modern Historiography sees this as the time, at which Nouvelle-Dunkerque began.
Writing and thinking about the nature of Christ and faith, monks at the monastery began to develop and establish Christianisme des Marins.
In 1310, the Bishop Lieven the Pious was selected as abbot of the Monastery and bishop of the Église de Saint-Pierre le Naufragé. The city council made him into the Mayor, uniting both offices into one, in 1319 - the Bishop's Rule began.
The Bishops' Rule (1319 - 1622)
Wars of the Orthodoxies (1396 - 1455)
War of the Heresy of the Stars (1600 - 1610)
Golden Age of Piracy (1622 - 1850)
The Guerre des Corsaires (1850 - 1855)
20th and 21st centuries
- Pirate Vessels of Nouvelle-Dunkerque in the Golden Age of Piracy (1622-1850).
- Weapons, Armour and Tactics during the Bishops' Rule in Nouvelle-Dunkerque.
Nouvelle-Dunkerque is an island nation composed of several island, the Main Island being 37 kilometres across with a total area of 360 km², and a number of smaller islands around it. Of the 2.6 million people living in the entire nation, around 2.3 million people live on that Main Island, while around three hundred thousand people live on the Outlying Islands of Nouvelle-Dunkerque, the majority of them on Crapaud Island.The Main City itself is separated into ten districts, namely, from West to East:
- Côte Oeust.
- Municipalité de St. Madeleine.
- Baie des Pêcheurs.
- Maison des Tanneries.
- Île de la Forteresse.
- Voir la Ville.
- Municipalité de Saint-Pierre.
The city is traversed by a vast network of underground railroads and has a quite Especially the Côte Ouest and Municipalité de St. Madeleine are dominated by residential blocks, while Maison des Tanneries is the major industrial centre, aside from the shipyards in the Baie des Pêcheurs. Voir la Ville is uptown in many regards, but also serves as a local recreational area.
Nouvelle-Dunkerque's Mainland is firmly humid sub-tropical with a rainy season from roundabout July to December. September is stormy season. Due to warm ocean currents, the climate is warm year-around.
|Daily Mean (°C)||18.2||17.6||19.1||21.1||23||25.6||27.3||27.5||27.5||26.3||23.1||20.1|
|Average Rainfall (mm)||65||58||77||120||145||135||81||113||131||130||125||110|
Flora and Fauna
- See Main Article: List of animal species endemic to Nouvelle-Dunkerque.
PoliticsThe Head of State of Nouvelle-Dunkerque is the Bishop of the Église de Saint-Pierre le Naufragé (Church of Saint Peter the Shipwrecked), currently Son Excellence Roel Colaert. His minister of Foreign Affairs is Son Excellence Nello Aregnaudeau.
The Seat of Government is the Église de Saint-Pierre le Naufragé and the complex surrounding her (see Main Article: Complexe Gouvernemental).
Nouvelle-Dunkerque does not have a military in the strict sense of the word, but Self-Defense Forces, which also have the job of a Coast Guard and . They have a total personell of 12,000 soldiers. The largest base of the armed forces is in Baie des Pêcheurs, homeport to the vessels of the fleet, followed by a seaplane port on the Île de la Forteresse. The third base is a refuelling station on Crapaud Island.
The centerpiece of the fleet is the Seaplane Tender SR Madeleine, backed up by the seven offshore patrol boats SR Luxuria, SR Gula, SR Avaritia, SR Acedia, SR Ira, SR Invidia and SR Superbia, as well as eight auxilliary vessels. In addition to these vessels, the Self-Defense Forces of Nouvelle-Dunkerque have a number of aircraft and helicopters, as well as a Special Forces Unit trained for hostage rescue and similar operations.
The only major ambassadorial mission stationed abroad is the Nunciature of the Most Serene Republic to the Sultanate of Kyreanaia, headed by Votre Excellence Dymphna Ambassaco. Several other, smaller Nunciatures exist, but their number is few and far inbetween. The Ambassadors are usually styled as Nuntius regardless of gender.
The currency in Nouvelle-Dunkerque is the Livre, which is devided into 240 Deniers. In 1855, after the Guerre des Corsaires, the Sol of 20 Deniers or 1/12 of a Livre, was abolished. In 2010, Nouvelle-Dunkerque went and intoroduced a completely cashless currency, abolishing the Hard Livre completely by 2015. Nowadays, the only coins minted at the Grande Monnaie in the Municipalité de St. Madeleine are stores of value, like gold coins, or commemorative coins.
The Depository maintains a small reserve in gold and silver to stabilize the currency, as well as a monetary reserve, the amount and country of origin being kept secret.
- See also: List of Characters from Nouvelle-Dunkerque.
95 percent of the citizens of Nouvelle-Dunkerque are followers of the Christianisme des Marins, with the remaining five percent being mostly of a variety of pagan cults, expatriats, which did not convert.
EducationUniversity of Nouvelle-Dunkerque, renown for their Theological Faculty and the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Faculty of History grew more important over the years, especially under the leadership of Professor Clais Levasseur.
- See also: Cuisine of Nouvelle-Dunkerque.
One of the most important staple foods in Nouvelle-Dunkerque is fish.
Nouvelle-Dunkerque is a country with a lot of music around, both sacral music and more trivial music,
Aside from Sacral Music, the genres of Rock, Metal and a few of their subgenres are very popular. Marie Pellot is one of the most popular musicians currently, firmly seated in the genres of Power Metal and Sacral Metal. A popular band currently is Jeuselon,
Nouvelle-Dunkerque and Christianity
- See Main Article: Christianisme des Marins.