|Motto: "Ztoilaisuiu qhe Vaulzt Karasveiri Paras."
"The Stoic State Soldiers On"
The Revisionist State of Transoxthraxia.
|Recognised regional languages||Ťiȁn, Xyqh'r, Dzaxonite.|
|Ethnic groups (2014)||
|Government||Unitary reactionary dictatorship|
|-||Didact||Didact Klyuatra Asergoniz|
|-||Vaspiramastyniaus||Aitoras zho Khaulia-Gau|
|Legislature||Council of Five Hundred|
|-||Period of Warlords||1798|
|-||Second Transoxthraxian Kingdom||1851|
|-||War of National Revision||2014|
|GDP (nominal)||2014 estimate|
|Gini (2016)|| 58.1
|HDI (2016)|| 0.681
|Date format||mm-dd-yyyy AD|
|Drives on the||right|
Transoxthraxia (ᣑ𐤒𐰍𐰢𐤫𐤮| Glorious Kauriaupalatiza) officially the National Revisionist State of Transoxthraxia, is a Unitary reactionary dictatorship which is situated on the Kauriaupalatiza Peninsula in Northern Valeya. Transoxthraxia has a total population of 98,865,555 (2016). The country has just finished a serious and pitched civil war between democratic and Revisionist forces that resulted in a Revisionist victory and the expulsion of the democratic government into exile. The nation is divided into thirteen different provinces, each one of them ruled over by appointed governors, and one special administrative region that is under the direct administrative control of the federal government.
The current head of state is Didact Klyuatra Asergoniz, though some legislative power is also vested in the Vaspiramastyniaus, Aitoras zho Khaulia-Gau. The government since its inception has been criticized as xenophobic and repressive due to its policy towards minorities and foreigners. The capital and largest city is Vounomethea, which has also been the ancestral capital of most previous historical Transoxthraxian states. While Vounomethea holds dominance in most economic, political, and social spheres, other cities such as Iagyas and Zeltainzauksiniz rank similarly in economic performance and population levels. Despite a few incredibly urbanized centers, the vast majority of Transoxthraxia is still fairly rural as a result of the industrialization process the nation went through during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Transoxthraxia has a heritage based well into prehistory, with multiple instances of empire in both ancient and modern ages. The most recent, the Second Transoxthraxian Empire, held sway over a large swathe of territory as late as the 18th century. However, after a period of decay, Transoxthraxia fell into a period of significant foreign domination beginning with the Warlord Era and multiple wars with technologically superior foreigners from Escar and Orda such as Etrulia and Shirakawa. The country underwent a significant civil war beginning in 2014 between the mostly militarily-backed Revisionists and a coalition of pan-democratic forces that resulted in a hostile Revisionist takeover of the country.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Politics
- 4 Economy
- 5 Geography
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
Transoxthraxia is a term derived from an Ordan mispronunciation of the term "Zkaunka-Askanka", the native term for the flood plain area West of the Kauriaupalatiza. Transoxthraxia originally became the term for the geographical region after it was learned by many Ordans that the Kauriaupalatizan Empire that dominated the region at the time ruled throughout the lands of the Zkaunka and Askanka rivers, thus Trans-Zkaunka-Askanka, eventually becoming bastardized as Transoxthraxia.
The term Kauriaupalatiza, the native term for Transoxthraxia, is a subject of much debate. Most likely the term derives from early Setic mythology, specifically from the Transoxthraxian nature deity Khaurzas, as "-palatiza" can be transliterated into the modern "paltza", meaning land, area, or in some biological contexts "heart". However, linguists are unsure of the connection between the two and many often call the link coincidental.
Transoxthraxia has been continuously inhabited for many millennia. Prior to the mass arrival of Native Valeyans to the continent, the prior Human settlements belonged solely to the Setic group of cultures, which are considered to be some of the oldest Human populations to have left Osova. Transoxthraxians are descendants from these Proto-Setic populations who were pushed to the fringes of the continent during the arrival of the Native Valeyans some time circa 6,000 BCE if archaeological and genetic studies are to be believed. During the Great Valeyan Migration a large group of what would become Native Valeyans migrated from Escar over to Valeya, pushing out the fewer numbered and technologically inferior Setic peoples from much of the good farming land. During this time period, only certain Setic populations had abandoned their hunter-gatherer traditions in order to live a sedentary life. For the most part, Proto-Setic peoples lived in self-contained family units, each one often claiming many kilometers of land and meeting with other groups annually only to marry. These nomadic Setic populations included the ancestors of the modern Transoxthraxian people.
Most likely, the Proto-Setic ancestors of the Transoxthraxian people lived a nomadic life in the fertile flood plains that now constitute the Central Provinces region of Transoxthraxia, subsisting on their hunter-gatherer lifestyle and interacting minimally with the settled Proto-Setic peoples that had begun the foundations of the Ťiȁn City-States. When the Native Valeyans reached the Zkaunka-Askanka basin, they mostly intermingled with the settled population but pushed the nomadic populations out of the fertile areas; the former were resistant to their settlement, the latter less so. The nomadic Setics fled Eastwards into the Kauriaupalatiza, where for some time they continued their nomadic ways. It wouldn't be until the Conquest of Iagyas in which Primitive Transoxthraxians would emerge back onto the global and archaeological scene. Between the disappearance of the nomadic hunter-gatherer Setic peoples of the Central Provinces and the emergence of the Transoxthraxians following their conquest of Iagyas is an archaeological mystery. The swamp has not preserved much evidence, archaeological or otherwise, and as the Proto-Transoxthraxians were nomadic at the time, few, if any historical sites may exist.
The Pre-Dynastic Period was a period of Transoxthraxian history that is not well documented, with most knowledge coming from later sources reflecting on the earlier period. During the millennia of its existence, the Pre-Dynastic Period saw the stratification of Transoxthraxian society and the gradual split into various tribal groups, many with their own dialects and religious practices. It was also at this time that the Transoxthraxo-Xzyqhr colony of Iagyas was settled at the very edge of the Kauriaupalatiza. Iagyas quickly grew into a bustling trading city, and recent archaeological studies in the city itself has revealed that it was there in which Transoxthraxians began adapting the Xzyqhr alphabet to their own language and it was the seat of a short-lived tribal empire known as Dynasty Zero.
The Pre-Dynastic period's end is traditionally demarcated with the birth of Anqhirrai, the prophet who would later go on to found Anqhirraism.
The First Dynastic Period refers to the period in which the Kauriaupalatiza was finally united in a coherent political system under the banner of Anqhirrai. The founding of the First Dynasty was both political and religious, as Anqhirrai is referred to both as "Great Prophet" and "Great Unifier". Originally hailing from the Clan With No Name, Anqhirrai began preaching before he began leading. He travelled throughout the Kauriaupalatiza and beyond, garnering followers with his lessons of morality and his clarification of the confusing Transoxthraxian pantheon. He is first historically corroborated during his stay in Iagyas, where he spent time healing the sick, preaching, and "conversing with those of ill-repute". After angering the authorities, he was forced to leave, but not without some five hundred loyal companions, many of whom were literate in the Proto-Transoxthraxian alphabet that had been in use in the city for some time.
After returning to his Clan, he embarked on a campaign to unite all Transoxthraxians, during which he brought his message, which was at first rejected by many. By the early 610s BCE, Anqhirrai united most of the Transoxthraxian tribes and began the process of forcibly stripping them of their tribal identities, replacing it with his new, organized religious identity. He died and was succeeded by his son, Demethzresuzas I.
The empire expanded its religious influence internally during the reign of Anqhirrai's son. He also attempted to centralize the empire, but died and was succeeded by his brother Ilalas I and his daughter Baazsiia, who co-ruled as husband and wife. During this period, the First Dynasty began to fall apart.
Ilalas I is described in the Chronicles book of Anqhirraism was described as much less virtuous than his brother or father. However, recent historians have reexamined this verdict and generally conclude that the unknown author(s) of Chronicles used the collapse of the First Dynasty under Ilalas I and Baazsiia to show the importance of religion in government at the time rather than for any perceived impiety. In reality, the stress of the still quasi-tribal feudal system implemented by Anqhirrai and Demethzresuzas began to tear at the seams during Ilalas I's reign. From then on, the First Dynasty was generally a polity in name only, with the emperor too religiously powerful to remove from his or her temporal position, but too politically weak to do anything about the virtual independence of all the empire's vassals.
The increased decentralization during the latter half of the Second Empire coupled with more and more enfeebled rulers resulted in the administrative decay of the Second Empire. Entire provinces were abandoned, and those that weren't soon found conflicts between virtually-independent provincial military governors and their civil counterparts. In many instances, military governors simply usurped the civil positions and assumed dual titles, something that was ostensibly banned in the Second Empire's law, but was practically unenforceable. Eventually, these military governors became law unto themselves as warlords that answered to the Emperor in name only, thus beginning the Warlord Era.
The Warlord Era is considered by many to be perhaps the most damaging period in Transoxthraxian history. During this time, the Second Empire and its constituent parts made contact with non-Valeyan foreigners for the first time, with Escaric and Ordan explorers appearing off the shores of the Kauriaupalatiza in the middle of the 16th century.
The State of Transoxthraxia is a unitary single-party state that has been self-described as a reactionary dictatorship. The current form of govenrment has been in place since the end of the Transoxthraxian Civil War in 2016 when the Revisionist Party of Transoxthraxia defeated the Republican remnants and forced the Republican administration into exile in Haeseong. The executive branch is made up of a single person, Didact Klyuatra Asergoniz. The Transoxthraxian parliament, the Council of Five Hundred, is comprised entirely of Revisionist Party members of various political stances, known as sub-parties, and is led by Vaspiramastyniaus Aitoras zho Khaulia-Gau. Each member of the Council of Five Hundred comes from one of the five hundred Transoxthraxian municipalities, and is elected from a government-approved pool of candidates at the end of an 8-year term. While the Council has little theoretical power over the executive branch, it is expected that the Didact take to heart the wishes of the Council's majority, as to keep the Revisionist Party happy with the Didact's rule. With a voting majority of 75%, the Council of Five Hundred can perform a vote of no confidence over the Didact and formally require the removal of the individual from their position. Thus, indirectly, the Council decides the government to some extent.
The Revisionist sub-parties, such as the Minimists, Maximists, and Monarchists, as well as the lesser-known True Blacks, are various political factions of the Revisionist Party that take different stances on social, political, and economic issues that face a Revisionist-led Transoxthraxia. Typically, the Minimists and Monarchists are allied against the Maximists and True Blacks. The former coalition tend to be much less radical than the latter. As of the first party congress in 2016, the Minimist-Monarchist coalition have maintained a small majority over the Maximists.
Prior to the rise of the Revisionists, the Transoxthraxian governments had been hampered by corrupt and inefficient administrations, both dictatorial and democratic. The Revisionists were formerly a part of the VTVoA, a wide-ranging coalition of right and center-right parties that constituted a provisional government following the Constitutional Crisis. However, they split away and merged with the DvSK and many other radical right parties following the dissolution of the VTVoA in late 2013 immediately prior to the civil war. The Revisionists are inspired by the Second Empire and a revanchist sense of nationalism, wanting to "right the wrongs of the past to centuries" and "return the Setic nations to their former pre-contact glory".
Under the Revisionists, Transoxthraxians live under a mix of Setic Law and Anqhirraic Law. The former resembles the concept of common law, where courts look to previous precedential decisions on similar cases for guidance. However, a whole new set of precedents are being applied following the release of the First and Second Ten Directives. Anqhirraic Law can be chosen to be used only by the defendant as long as they are a member of the Anqhirraic Faith and in good standing with the community. There, the defendant is tried on breaches of modern law through interpretations of Anqhirraic Scripture and theological interpretation from the very beginning of the faith until the present. While the practice was abolished following the creation of the Kingdom of Transoxthraxia, it was brought back by the Revisionists, who have also reinstated Anqhirraism as the state religion. Cases under Anqhirraic Law can become viral for their often ludicrous proceedings. Two separate videos have already surfaced of fistfights between lawyers, clergymen, and jury members after hours-long trials.
Despite being considered a reactionary dictatorship, Transoxthraxian social law concerning rights for homosexuals and women is quite progressive. Homosexual marriage has been legal in Transoxthraxia since the latter half of the 20th century, and women have the same rights as men in both courts and the public. Under the Revisionist Constitution, Homosexuals are specifically protected as one of the few minority groups explicitly free from discrimination.
The Revisionist government has had a hard time gaining international recognition due to the state's inherent hostility towards foreigners. However, despite this, Transoxthraxia has managed to forge close relations with Arenrohk. There have also been suggestions of a Pan-Setic bloc with the pair of nations at its head. Transoxthraxian foreign policy has been shaped by the conflicts that began due to the civil war. For instance, Transoxthraxia has especially poor relations with members of VISC, especially Yeongseon, who has hosted and recognized the Transoxthraxian government-in-exile.
Similarly, Transoxthraxia has begun a process of rapprochement with nations of the world that share unfriendly relations with VISC, including most members of OrCom.
The Revisionist state struggles with international recognition, especially due to the fact that the Republican government-in-exile, set up in Yeongseon, is considered by many to be the legal continuation of the Transoxthraxian state.
The Armed Forces for a Revisionist Transoxthraxia (ARfRT) are the military and paramilitary forces of Transoxthraxia, with the Haoumatavinaikerauvirazs as the supreme commander, who is ultimately subservient to the Didact. The Four branches are the Army for the Preservation of the Black Revolution, the Revisionist Navy, the Transoxthraxian Special Branch (TSB), and the Black Guard, who play a role somewhere between gendarmes and a regular army force. The ARfRT is one of the largest armed forces in the world by number of men, as the Black Guard and TSB are officially included in the armed forces.
While the Black Guard is formally a part of the armed forces, they are technically detached from the chain of command and answer to the Haoumatavinaikerauvirazs personally, due to the merging of the positions of Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces (Haoumatavinaias) and First Warrior of the Black Guard (Kerauvirazsia) in 2017 after the abortive coup attempt by the Black Guard's leadership. The Black Guard also act as national police, counter-terrorist units (in conjunction with the TSB), as well as anti-insurgent forces. The Black Guard has been quite successful in the latter role, suppressing the ongoing Ahvax Insurrection. The Black Guard is also the only part of the ARfRT that is volunteer-only; all other branches have conscription. The Black Guard, according to the 2016 Revisionist Constitution, also absorbed the Coast Guard, the Provost Division, and the Civil Guard, and handle all three capabilities themselves. They have become well-known as the icon for the Black Revolution, with their all-black uniforms and armbands.
The Transoxthraxian Special Branch still answers to the Haoumatavinaikerauvirazs in theory, but it also has its own independent chain of command that reflects the branch's clandestine nature. The head of the TSB, the Zleiptaitia, can appeal decisions made by the Haoumatavinaikerauvirazs pertaining to the TSB to the Didact directly. The TSB is sub-divided into four branches that operate independently from one another. The first, the SPDTH, is concerned with interior intelligence. That ranges from smashing organized criminal operations to catching enemy seditious agents on Transoxthraxian soil. The second is the Ipaazai, who act as the special forces for Transoxthraxia. The Ipaazai are similarly subdivided into marines, mountains, paratroopers, and the Ioteaipaazai, who act as something between riot police and special servicemen. The third branch, the AJLDT, is foreign intelligence. Little is known about the recently-reformed AJLDT, other than rumours that Ahrenic agents have played a large part in the recreation of the branch post-Civil War. The fourth and final branch is the JMTVSR, who focus on secret projects such as the rumoured Transoxthraxian Nuclear Weapons Program.
Transoxthraxia has major military industries and a strong tradition in the military-industrial complex. Small arms, armour, and mechanized vehicles are made for domestic and foreign consumption, and there are also many domestic-only industries that produce fighter jets and other modern aircraft. Transoxthraxia has most of its small arms and armoured vehicle designs up for sale on the market, but also previously had imported many naval and aerial designs from abroad.
Transoxthraxia prior to the civil war was considered to be a highly-developed, first world nation. While some sectors of the economy, especially agriculture, have been damaged by the two-year-long conflict, most of the areas of economic prosperity in the nation were spared from the internecine conflict. It is one of the largest economies in the world, with a very high GDP per capita and a massive oil industry, which has previously exported to many nations throughout the world. It maintains its own currency, which was previously free-floating but now has been returned to a gold standard following Directive Number 14 by the Revisionists.
Transoxthraxia's previously large private sector has been increasingly nationalized by the Revisionists who seek to create a Corporatist state with the best interests of all sectors of society at heart. Thus, the government indirectly has a large degree of control over the economy, influencing the newly-created Council of Corporations in the actions taken during reconstruction. Both insurance and banking sectors have been nationalized and transformed into one of the many corporate sectors of the nation, though previously Transoxthraxian banks and insurance firms operated not only domestically but in many other nations, especially those in Valeya.
Transoxthraxia is one of the world's largest exporters of raw resources, including oil, timber, and non-precious metals, much of which is found within the Western Reaches, a sparsely populated section of Transoxthraxia that has for a long time been a hotbed of economic prosperity.