Shiroku Expo 2012 | HISTORICAL PAVILION

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Shiroku Expo 2012 | HISTORICAL PAVILION

Postby BoeingCity » November 24th 2012, 7:27 pm

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Post in here about the events and timeline of your nation's history. Did it include warfare, or was it simply great since the beginning?
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Re: Shiroku Expo 2012 | HISTORICAL PAVILION

Postby Thomas » November 29th 2012, 8:05 pm

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Welcome back to the Cattala pavillion, for the second part of our 2012 Expo experience, now here in East Asia's most vibrant city. Today we're looking at a quick timeline of Cattala's history. Please feel free to click the topic title to link to the wiki page with more information.

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11th Century: Unification of Cattala

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Despite claiming the throne of the entire island, neither King Roger Celestine nor his son and heir, King William I actually controlled all of Cattala. House Celestine controlled the south west of the island (Amosseri) , and numerous other noble houses and lords held land across the island. House Aroe, controllers of modern-day Fieranti province, pledged fealty to the Celestine's in 994 AD. Over the next century, provinces across the country were slowly captured, conquered or threatened into submission by the aggressive and affluent Celestine dynasty as it marched eastwards across the island.

Southern Plains: House Garlas, in the modern day borderlands of Jennai and Monte Calida, refused to support the Celestinian claim to the crown and declared themselves Princes of Garlas. King Roger marched a host of 10,000 men through the forests and sacked the city, and obliterating House Garlas' army in the early 10th century

Monte Calida: House Calleas, rulers over what is today the centre of Monte Calida, were forced into submission when the new King William took a force of 30,000 men to Callea's border town and threatened to swamp the territory of the lord. He pledged fealty and once and the northern freehold of Lord Blais also pledged support for the Celestine's in 1024.

Eastern Lands: By 1021, the south and west of Cattala had been controlled by House Celestine and its submissive vassals, Houses Aroe and Seguno. Houses Maietta (Hellas) , Sallea (N. Lessito) , Scavallo (S & E. Lessito) and Tyrheni (Jennai) all pledged fealty to King William I by the end of his reign in 1064AD.

1215 - 1218: Damego War

In 1215 the Celestine family ruled over most of Cattala, being by far the wealthiest family with the largest army, economy and political power. However the country remained separated into 7 provinces, each led by a Prince. This was as a result of the Seven Principalities system introduced under King Alain the Princemaker, in which he granted power to the nobility in return for loyalty.

Prince Tywin the VI came to the throne of Jennai in 1216 and immediately removed the Royal Insignia from the coat of arms and flag of his principality. This was considered treason by the Crown. It was the first time any household had rebelled from the Celestine rule in nearly 200 years and war in mainland Cattala became a real prospect.

King Augustus Celestine publicly executed the Tyrheni princess Cecily, who was engaged to his fifth son, in revenge for the act of treason committed by Prince Tywin. The Tyrheni declared war and forces immediately attacked the Celestine outpost of Damego, the first battle of the war and the place for which it is named after. Their forces quickly moved across the border into modern-day Amosseri, and sacked dozens of villages along the way. From within Royal Celestine's gates, it has been written that "the fires of a hundred towns choked the sky with the black smoke of Tyrheni treason". King Augustus' Royal Guards, the elite soldiers of the king, fiercely defended the city and managed the halt Prince Tywin's advance. Reinforcements from elsewhere in Amosseri arrived and forced the Jennaian army into a retreat.

A major battle was held in Damego once more, the Second Battle of Damego, in which thousands of soldiers from each side were killed. Victory was uncertain, as it appears both armies withdrew after two weeks of fighting. The Aroe's of Fieranti sent several battalions of cavalry and infantry and led a surge forward by the Celestine-allied army which pushed the Tyrheni troops back to their own border regions and began two years of stalemate along the border.
After nearly three years of war, and the loss of thousands of men, King Augustus and Prince Tywin agreed a ceasefire in Monte Calida, with Jennai being forced to pledge allegiance to the Celestine's once more.

1215 - 1218: Roumelese Wars

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The Roumelese Wars (1224-1225, 1260-1265) were a series of battles and armed conflicts between prominent royal houses in the east of Cattala that occurred in the Strait of Roumeli and the Ionian Sea between 1224 and 1265, during the reigns of King Francis II and King Francis III. The wars were fuelled by the expansionist agendas of House Tyrheni and of House Maietta, the ruling house in the Hellenic Principality and the dominant naval power at the time. The Wars ended with the destruction of much of Roumeli and the emergence of House Celestine as the sole naval power within the Ionian Sea.

The first Roumelese War was sparked by the Tyrheni attempting to conquer the island. They were forced out by a combined coalition from Roumeli and Hellas, until the Hellenic forces of House Maietta betrayed their allies and conquered all of Roumeli from their base in the Hellenic islands, forcing the ruling Kadra dynasty into exile.

War of the Vine (1246-1259)

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The War of the Vine caused turmoil across northern and eastern Cattala as a result of the Maiettan and Sallean succession crisis. House Sallea controlled northern Lessito, a valuable and fertile region of the country, and was invaded by the stricken Maiettan navy which had been on the brink of civil war. The Sallean dynasty imploded as the two daughters of the Lord of Sallea condemned each other to death, with one being captured and burnt to death by the orders of her own sister. The Lord killed himself out of shame and mourning, and a land grab over Sallean territory began and lasted five years.

The war that had begun in Lessito spread across much of northern and eastern Cattala, affected five royal houses and ended the line of House Sallea forever. It generated further instability in regimes across the north and east, especially in Roumeli where their Hellenic overlords were rebelled against, sparking the Roumelese Civil War.

Roumelese Civil War (1260-1263)

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Houses Kadra and Vaas rose up in rebellion against their Maiettan rulers and quickly defeated the small garrison on the island. House Maietta began a ten-month naval conflict with the rebels, causing massive trade disruption in the eastern seas for most of 1260, with starvation and poverty becoming commonplace in Ionia and Thermopylae for the second time in two decades. In early 1261, a Royal Galley from Celestine was sunk by rebel forces, leading to an angry response from the Crown.

A flotilla of Celestinian warships swept around southern Roumeli and blockaded the stronghold of House Vaas, Porphyr, to weaken the rebel leadership. House Vaas was forced to surrender and pledged allegiance again. Maiettan troops then landed in southern Roumeli and breached House Vaas lands, overwhelming their defensive force until a Kadran army arrived and began a battle across lands held by House Vaas.

The Crown received a plea from House Vaas for intervention as winter approached, and King Francis III ordered his military to join the war. An army twice the size of both the rebel and occupying forces was landed in Porphyr's harbour and stormed the battlefield, destroying both Maiettan and Kadran camps within three days. The army moved north and launched a surprise attack on further groups of Kadran and Maiettan soldiers in the name of the rightful King.

House Maietta surrendered outside Thermopylae less than a month after House Celestine joined the war in December 1262, before the royalist forces razed Thermopylae to the ground and slaughtered the city's residents, including all Kadran heirs. House Maietta collapsed and the brutal tactics of the Celestinian forces stopped rebellion for another four centuries.

Golden Revolution

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The Golden Revolution (1525-1532), also called the Lucian Revolution was the overhaul of the constitutional, political and social system of Cattala following the failed overthrow of King Lucius the Absolute by the House of Tyrheni and their vassal provinces. The Golden Revolution ended in the abolition of the feudal, Principality system that had existed in Cattala for more than 450 years and the eventual creation of a Council of State, now known as Parliament. The Golden Revolution is the basis upon which modern Cattala is built.

Cattalian Inquisition

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The Cattalian Inquisition was a failed attempt by the Holy See to prosecute individuals accused of crimes related to religious doctrine and alternate religious beliefs during the late 16th century. The Cattalian Inquisition was, at first, simply a localised version of the Roman Inquisition which was widespread across Italy and Malta at the time.

In 1616, the Bishop of Celestine, Bishop Ferdinand Rodrigo, refused to enforce an excommunication of a leading Cattalian priest who had been a member of the cloth for more than forty years. This deeply angered the tribunal in Celestine, who wrote to the King and ordered him to either instruct the Bishop to follow their instructions or both the Bishop and the King would face retribution in Rome for supporting a heretic. The King refused to get involved, and the Bishop was thrown out of office by the Pope. This led to an outcry in Cattala and the King was forced to intervene, by reinstating the bishop. The monarchy was excommunicated by Pope Clement VIII and King Philip IV and Bishop Rodrigo formally separated from the Catholic Church and withdrew all cardinals and officials from the Roman Catholic faith.

Industrial, Colonial and War Ages

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Cattala has been dominated by foreign powers and foreign influence since the early 19th century. Over the past two centuries it's suffered much hardship, but has come out stronger, wealthier and more independent than ever before.
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Re: Shiroku Expo 2012 | HISTORICAL PAVILION

Postby BoeingCity » December 20th 2012, 4:27 am

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The Republic of Shihaisha has had a good and bad history. It's faced destruction, a small war, and thousands of protests, but it also has prospered since and is still thriving. It was a roller coaster for the country. What you see now was land ruled by the many emperors of Japan in its past. Over the next few years, a few countries tried or were able to gain control over this part of land as result of wars, although Shihaisha got its deserved freedom.

1868 - 1925: Japanese Rule

Hokkaido had already been found and settled in by Japan. It was not until 1868 when Japanese settlers expanded further east onto what is now Nochi, the westernmost city in Shihaisha. Emperor Meiji had started his first year of ruling Japan at the time and started building cities rapidly in the area. He had made Japan a world power.

After him came Emperor Taishō. Some residents made death threats at him due to the fact that he chose what they would do for work. He made harsh rules on the people and people had to obey. Nobody knows why he focused this harshness on them, but many people have written that it was like hell for them.

1926-1946: Hirohito & World War II

Time went by before Emperor Showa (Hirohito) ruled over Japan. His rule was not great as well and many protests had started. World War II soon came into action and Hirohito made Japan join the Axis Powers. He "allied" with European countries Germany and Japan and many other countries were against them. He terrified US citizens during the Attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and got karma from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Many residents were terrified to see what would happen after the US had attacked the Japanese nation. The United States soon took over Fuanshi Island and eastern Hokkaido. Freedom of religion was allowed here, but many residents wanted to escape. Protests started with many people wanting the US to leave and let Japan take over or let them start a new country. Shihaisha had been born.

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1972: Typhoon Destruction

The old Shihaisha had been successful over the next few decades, with millions of people living in the country. Fuanshi Island was controlled also by Shihaisha, although it had not been inhabited by any. Occasionally the average typhoon or quake startled the residents, but the country had stayed alive. Then came 1972, a year that wouldn't be like any other. 4 typhoons approximately the size of Hurricane Katrina hurtled their way into the country and surrounding areas of Japan. Damage was catastrophic in Jiyu, the capital, and many other small villages and cities around it. The cost for repairs would be more than the country could handle and Shihaisha soon went bankrupt. Some residents were nervous to start life in the area again, while others just moved out. It wasn't too long before the country became abandoned completely.

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