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The Principality of the Teressien is a small Principality stretching over three archipelagos, the Feuerbergkette, the Großkleckserl and the Südhaininseln. Current Prince is Fürst Alrich III..

History

Pre- and Early History (- 1520)

Early History (1520 - 1630)

The War of the Four Princes (1630 - 1635)

The Early Era of the House of Hochheyde (1635 - 1723)

The Times of the Barons (1723 - 1782)

Becoming a Modern Nation (1782 - 1800)

Long 19th Century (1800 - 1912)

The Imperialistic Princes (1912 - 1978)

Moderation (1978 - 2010)

Present Times (2010 onwards)

Geography

Karte-roh

Map of Teressien.

Teressien is a relatively large country, 

Climate

Biodiversity

Also See: List of animal species endemic to Teressien, List of plant species endemic to Teressien.

Teressien is

Politics

The Fürst

With his full title, the currently reigning Fürst Alrich III. is:

Alrich III., Fürst Teressiens, Herzog von Hochheyde, Baron von Zyng, Statthalter von Bad Bannersback.
(Alrich the Third, Prince of Teressien, Duke of Hochheyde, Baron of Zyng, Stadtholder of Bad Bannersback.)

He is the currently reigning monarch of a line going back into the 16th century, when his dynasty first came into power. The history is long.

Alrich, however, is the Head of State, the Head of Government and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, although that position is usually delegated to the Highest Soldier, currently Admiral Naya Findehoof. He reigns with a government appointed by him,

Currently, the Cabinet is composed of:

Nobility and their rights and duties

The Fürst stands at the head of the Principality as Head of State and Government, that person currently being Fürst Alrich III..

The country itself is divided into a number of Shires (Herzogtümer, ruled by a Herzog or Herzogin) and Baronies (Baronat, ruled by a Baron or Baronin), which are ruled by these people of Royalty - as heads of their territories, with the inner constitution varying, some havin democratically elected Chancellors, some appointing Chancellors, some ruling themselves. They have authorities over internal matters of infrastructure, inner security and policing, environment as well as the finances of their territories.

Matters of industry, agriculture, foreign affairs and defense, justice, customer protection, health and education are with the central government in Hochheyde. Branch offices of the ministries can be found in every Shire or Barony Capitol.

On the communal level, the citizens elect in free and secret elections their own mayors, who lead their villages, towns and cities with the dedication expected of them.

List of Shires and Baronies (in order of precedence)

Sykane and Bad Bannersback are under the Lordship of a Stadtholder, Bad Bannersback under that of Fürst Alrich III., Sykane under that of the Duchess of Reycbucht, Alvina von Raycbucht.

Local Administration

Military

Also See: Fürstliche Streitkräfte.

The Armed Forces of the Principality, a.k.a. the Fürstliche Streitkräfte, are the small armed force of the Principality.

Their first and primary mission is to defend Teressien and to provide assistance in case of natural disaster, as well as to protect the EEZ of Teressien.

Law and Law Enforcement

Teressian Police Officers

Three Teressian Police Officers in duty uniforms.

See Main Articles: Police of the Principality.

The Principality is a state of law.

FG Green Uniform

Officer of the Kriminalamt des Fürstentums in Green Uniform, with dog.

Although the Principality has a relatively liberal Firearm Legislation, there are a number of restrictions: Citizens are not allowed to own firearms of semi-automatic or automatic nature, with no caliber larger then 9x20mm (pistols), 8x60mm (rifles) and 19x80mm (shotguns). A number of additional restrictions exist in regards to ammunition, allowing Wadcutter and Semi-Wadcutters, but little else other then blanks. Owners of shotguns are limited to solid-shot Wadcutters as well.

Economy

Generally speaking, Teressien's economy relies heavily on the Secondary, Tertiary and Quarternary Sectors, with tourism taking more and more of a spot in the metaphorical limelight.

Teressien has rather strict import regulations, especially for food. Additional regulations make it basically impossible for nations without positive diplomatic relations with Teressien to import anything.

Primary Sector

One of the largest mining and refining companies of Teressien is the Sykane Mining Company, to this day held by the von Sykane Family. They are mostly active in the Feuerbergkette.

Teressien is internationally known for its very strict food regulations, especially for imports. Over the last few years, there has been a movement in the ice-cream industry for permitting the usage of un-pasteurized milk in the production, which is highly debated.

Secondary Sector

The Hammacker Motorenwerke are one of the major industrial companies of the secondary sector. Their main products are motorcycles and mopeds, but also other motor vehicles and engines and even the occasional airplane, mostly in license-production (like the HMW-Flugzeugwerke HMW-FW 88 Gryffe Helicopter).

Flugwerft Elms-Sytzerheim is Teressien's oldest manufacturer of flying vehicles and is still operating in Elms' District Sytzerheim. To this day, they produce zeppelins and aircraft.

Tertiary Sector

Tourism

One example for traveling agencies operating in Teressien is the Reiseboreau TAMS of Isa Tropp.

Quarternary Sector

Demographics

See also: List of Teressians.

Teressien has a total population of 49,336,743 people according to the 2017 census.

Culture

Music

See Main Article: Music in Teressien.
Teressian Musicians

A String Quartet.

Teressian life is very much entwined with music, making music and listening to music, almost every school having its own little orchestra and choir, many companies organizing their own little musical groups either actively or passively. The Fürst himself it expected to be virtuoso with any instrument (Alrich III. is an expert on the violin), as is the nobility.

The playing of music, and coming together to listen to it or to dance is an important social function. While 'classical' music is the predominant style, newer styles gained popularity over the last few decades as well. One prominent example would be the Schnitzel-Rock Band Küss die Hand.

Architecture

Schloss Hochheyde

Schloss Hochheyde near Hochheyde.

Teressien can look back on a long architectural history, which finds expression in numerous cities and places all over the islands: From the earthquake-proof building on the islands of the Feuerbergkette to the massive stone and timber buildings of the Großkleckserl to the wooden buildings of the Südhaininseln to the modern skyscrapers and cityscapes of glass and steel of the major cities and towns.


Neuingen-Kanäle

The canals of Neuingen, example for architecture in the Kanalstädte.

The Kanalstädte, Neuingen, Elms, Sykane and Lachsnen, on the other hand, have a totally different style of Architecture.

Arts

Cuisine

See also: Cuisine of Teressien, Teressian Beer.

Media

See also: Movie Industry of Teressien.

Sports

Fashion and Design

Lederhosn

Two boys eating their sandwich, wearing Lederhosn.

The traditional costume of Teressien is the Tracht, nowadays mostly worn by women. Men can wear Lederhosn or DrachtenanzugHausmädchen wear their own, specific uniforms with traditional connotations.

Card Games

One of the most popular pastimes in Teressien are card games, 

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