|The Kingdom of Khornera
Royaume de Khornera
|Motto: Blessed be our sacred homeland!|
|Anthem: Rise, Khornera, rise!|
The Kingdom of Khornera (green) in Orda.
|Official languages||Khorneran, Fleurentine|
|Recognised regional languages||Spanish|
|Ethnic groups||57% Thalassic
1% New Spanish
|Legislature||Royal Chambers of Parliament|
|-||Upper house||Royal Senate|
|-||Lower house||House of Representatives|
|-||Coronation of Erthas the Great||956|
|-||Total||$ 508,2 billion|
|Currency||Royal Crown (Kr)|
|Time zone||IST 0|
|Drives on the||left|
The Khorneran Kingdom, commonly called Khornera, is a federal constitutional monarchy in southern Orda. It is bordered to the south by New Hyspania and on the north by Almerreich, and has an estimated population of 12.1 million. Khornera is divided into ten provinces, five free royal cities and one special autonomous region.
- 1 History
- 2 Politics
- 3 Economy
- 4 Culture
During the Endwar, the Khorneran government declared its non-belligerent status in the conflict, as opposed to strict neutrality. In 1939 however, New Hyspania under the regime of Eutanasio Rodriguez declared war on the Khorneran Kingdom with the intent of annexing several provinces and reducing the rest of Khornera to a vassal state. Under the leadership of King Karolus II, a wartime cabinet was assembled under newly appointed Minister-President Francis van Heijm. The Minister-President ordered the total mobilisation of the country in anticipation of a large scale invasion from the southern border. The Fleuret line, a series of fortifications along the southern border, was intended to stop any enemy offensive, but the speed of the Hyspanic invasion led to most fortifications being captured before they could be garrisoned with sufficient reinforcements.
With the first line of defense having fallen and with little hope of slowing the Hyspanic offensive at this point, the Royal Army retreated inland towards natural barriers and rivers to hold off further offensive. In doing so, the army had abandoned large swathes of the south to the Hyspanic army, hoping that their new position would be more easily defendable in the case of a long-term conflict, and that the Hyspanic army would now be burdened with extended supply lines hindered by partisan activity. That partisan activity that the Khorneran government had hoped for, would prove to be far less common than expected, as many in the south felt resentful at Khornera for abandoning them so early on during the conflict.
The move would prove to be strategically sound however, as Hyspanic forces, pressured on other fronts in Orda, would be unable to breach the Khorneran line of defense further inlands. Khornera would retain its independence throughout the war.
After the surrender of New Hyspania to allied forces, the Khorneran government would press for heavy compensation in the form of reparations and territory. More conciliatory-minded elements in the Khorneran delegation prevailed however, and the latter goal was abandoned.
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The Kingdom of Khornera is a federal constitutional monarchy nominally headed by a king or queen. According to the Royal Constitution, sovereignty derives from the institution of the throne, and not the people. Despite this, a long process of liberalisation has led to the development of several democratic institutions and power-sharing structures which lead to its widespread recognition as a democratic state.
Legislative authority is vested in the twin houses of parliament, the House of Representatives and the Royal Senate acting as lower and upper house respectively. The House of Representatives consists of 200 members, which are elected every five on the basis of constituencies following the model of single transferable vote. these constituencies follow the lines of the constituent provinces of Khornera, with electoral constituencies defined by population, economic importance and historic prestige.
As of the 2017 elections,
|Political Party Name||Representation in the House of Representatives||Alignment||Ideological Tenets|
|Liberal Party||Government||Classical liberalism, Laissez-faire, Federalism|
|Democratic Party||Opposition||Conservativism, Nationalism, Christian democracy|
|Workers' Party||Unaligned||Social liberalism, Mixed economy,|
|Agrarian Traditionalist Party||Opposition||Agrarianism, Regionalism, Social conservativism|
Suffrage is afforded to all citizens above the age of 18, excluding felons serving a sentence. In addition, in order to claim the right to vote any citizen must swear an oath to preserve the constitution and uphold the values of Khornera, which includes denouncing communism.
All laws before being signed in effect must be deemed to be compliant to the constitution by the Royal Supreme Court. Any law deemed to violate the constitution is declared void and null. The Supreme Court consists of nine judges, nominated by royal decree and confirmed by a two-thirds majority in the Senate. They serve for term of 12 years, but must retire upon reaching the age of 72. Re-elections are not possible.
The Khorneran Empire is subdivided into imperial provinces. These provinces correspond to historical regions.
Under the patronage of the monarchy, as well as the traditional aristocracy, Arkadis attracted a great many of renowned composers during the 18th- and early 19th-century.
Cinema and theatre
Science and philosophy
Food and beverages
Historically, Khorneran cuisine is heavily influenced by the traditions of the Khorneran aristocracy, delivered and refined over centuries. Khorneran cuisine is defined by its heavy emphasis on meats as the cornerstone of a meal, as well as its heavy emphasis on sauces and spices accompanying these meats. Cooking with liquors and wines is also a common way of preparing a meal. Khorneran food is generally presented as grand, and often paired with bread. Additionally, it is well known for its abundance of hams and cured meats. Banquets and grand feasts remain an important cultural tradition in Khornera, reserved for special occassions or certain holidays. These banquets traditionally consist of several main courses with a wide array of side-dishes, and are typically served with wine.
While most Khorneran foods find their origin in both the mainland and the isles, Khorneran traditions have been influenced by the cuisines of neighbouring countries. Various dishes, preparation methods and ingredients have made their way into Khornera from New Spanishland, Rhaudum, and the former Ottmari Empire. As such, modern Khorneran cuisine also includes such meals as pastas and traditional Spanishlander seafood dishes. Furthermore, the Khorneran colonial empire has further led to a diversification in foodstuffs, with many exotic ingredients becoming commonplace in Khorneran kitchens.
Khornera also sports an impressive array of pastries and confections, many which are still made by centuries old artisanal guilds or family businesses. Chocolates, bonbons and nougats are widely produced and consumed in Khornera. These sweets and pastries are often consumed in combination with coffee, often in renowned cafés or coffee houses, found especially in the larger cities such as Arkadis. Prospero and Acheron.
Internationally, Khornera is renowned for its wines and liquors. The majority of wines come from the kingdoms of XXX and XXX, as well as XXX. Especially reputable is the vitis eeria, a white wine produced only in Khornera. Common distilled beverages in Khornera include cognac, whisky, as well as absinthe, which remain popular both domestic as well as abroad.