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Factbook of Hudsonia
« on: September 07, 2021, 07:43:44 PM »
Overview
Hudsonia, alternatively, the Hudson jungle or the Hudson Rainforest, is a moist broadleaf tropical rainforest in the Hudson biome that covers most of the Hudson basin of South Ardia.
Basic Geography
The Hudson basin is 80% covered in rainforest, and is home to two nations, the Most Highest and Most Exalted Kingdom of Southern-Hudsonia and the Republic of the Hudson.
The Hudson river flows from the coastal east of the Hudson basin into the rainforest, separating into branches and thinning out as it gets further in. It has not been fully explored.
Basic History
Hudsonia was initially populated by dozens of individual tribes, that were loosely organised into an alliance. In the 17th century, the rainforest was explored, with outskirts of it colonised by the Ardian Empire. Eventually they encountered a member of the Gotika tribe, who they took back to their camp with them. There they attempted to communicate with him, and apparently nicknamed him "Hudson", after the group leader's pet dog, which is where the name of the area is believed to have originated from.
When "Hudson" tried to return home, the group followed him. The leader of the Gotika tribe, upon hearing the news of men from outside the jungle, called a meeting of tribe leaders. Part way through the meeting, it was ambushed by men from the Empire, whose superior weaponry easily massacred the natives. Outraged, a survivor of the massacre managed to flee, and rally the various tribes of the jungle. They succeeded in driving out the reconnaissance party, and managed to keep the Empire, and other foreigners from exploring anymore than a bit into the jungle.

The leader of the rallied tribes began to centralise the tribes, a process that continued on for generations, until it ended up a kingdom spanning the rainforest in the early 19th century. The newly formed kingdom was outdated by the nations around it, till it started to undergo trade with its neighbours, eventually reaching early 19th century standards in parts of the Kingdom in 1876. Around this time the Silent City was constructed, and the forest near to the river mouth was cut down, with small cities popping up.

In 1913, Alexios la Dio de Homo (litterally "the God of Man") was crowned, marking the beginning of the Alexios era. Alexios was crowned king after a sudden spree of deaths exterminated the entire ruling dynasty. Six years later, he was voted into the position of Papo by the Orange Catholic Imperial Church, unifying the Church and state for the first time. A group of separatists broke off, forming the Hudson Republic, protesting what they view as an unjust merging of a secular title and religious one. The Republic survived, due to the main trade partner of the Kingdom being embroiled in the Great War. After Alexios' death in 1928, his son, Alexios II, was declared the reincarnation of his father, thus keeping the Church and state unified. Currently, Alexios still rules, through his reincarnation into the body of his 8 year old great-grandson, Alexios IV.
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Re: Factbook of Hudsonia
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2021, 08:09:40 PM »
The Most Highest and Most Serene and Most Magnificent and Most Elevated Kingdom of Northern and Southern Hudsonia


Government
Government Ideology: Absolute Theocratic Monarchy
Head of State and Government: King Alexios (V)I
Legislative Body: King's Table
Population: 25 million
Capital City: The Silent City
Demonym: Hudsonian
National Anthem: Kredis mi

Peoples
Ethnicity: Hudsonian (95%), Ardian (5%)
Languages: Hudsonian (Esperanto)
Religion: Orange Catholic Imperial Church

The Orange Catholic Imperial Church
"La Oranĝa Katolika Imperia Eklezio estas nek Oranĝa, Katolika, Imperia aŭ Eklezio"
The Orange Catholic Imperial Church is a loose collection of Husdonian folk lore and local faith. The beliefs are unified in the Amazon mythos, that details the life and journey of Amazon, a spirit. The mythos details various moral lessons, some contradictory, and are used as guidance in the spiritual life of the faithful.
Each Elder Area (of which there are 3590) elects an Elder, who then elect from amongst them a circle of 8 druids. These druids then vote into power the Pope. The Pope is tasked with interpreting the mythos and messages from the various gods.
The Church was created during the unification of the tribes, with the name being inspired by a catholic missionary from the Ardian Empire

The Monarchy
"Saluton la Unufoje kaj Eterna Reĝo, Unu Antaŭ ĉio, la Plej Granda kaj la Plej Altigita, Aleksio la Unua!"
After the creation of the Kingdom, the crown was initially held by the Alucard dynasty, with a successor to the kingdom elected from amongst the king's sons by other members of the dynasty. After a fire wiped out the dynasty in 1913, Alexios I was crowned the King, being the only viable heir, despite his claim to the throne being dodgy. He has since ruled for 108 consecutive years.
Upon the death of his current body, Alexios possesses and reincarnates into the body of his eldest son, and continues to rule. He is aided by a council of noblemen, all from his family. Together they create the laws in their legal form, which is then enforced by the Royal Diet, headed by him.
The thrones principle claim to existence is held by the Orange Catholic Imperial Church, with the Amazon Mythos telling of how the High God, St Nina, indirectly granted the throne divine right to rule.

The Seven Man's Alliance
"Ne ekde la tago de la triboj oni vidis tian"
The Seven Man's Alliance is a coalition of private merchant, docking and shipping companies, that formed in 1919 in response to the formation of the Republic, at the behest of Alexios I, in order to stop trade being able to reach the Republicans.
The coalition controls almost all trade in and out of the Kingdom, meaning foreign private companies usually have to negotiate through their high prices. Members of the SMA receive subsidies as long as they tow the line of controlling trade to how the King likes. The members of the SMA have grown immensely wealthy relative to the other companies of the nation. 

The Silent City
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The Silent City is the capital of the Kingdom, and is inhabited only by the royal household. Many parts of the city are derelict, with nature reclaiming many parts of it back. However, the centre of the city is well furnished, with the royal family living in luxuy.
The name of the city comes from a law instituted upon its construction. Uttering a word inside the city without the permission of the king, is punished with death.
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Re: Factbook of Hudsonia
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2021, 08:15:34 PM »
The Republic of Hudsonia

Government
Government Ideology: Aristocratic Republic
Head of State and Government: Speaker Vasco al Salvador
Legislative Body: Speaker's Room
Population: 5 million
Capital City: Hudson City
Demonym: Hudsonian

Peoples
Ethnicity: Hudsonian (60%), Ardian (15%), various others (25%)
Languages: Hudsonian (Esperanto)
Religion: True Orange Catholic Imperial Church

The True Orange Catholic Imperial Church
"La Oranĝa Katolika Imperia Eklezio estas nek Oranĝa, Katolika, Imperia aŭ Eklezio"
The True Orange Catholic Imperial Church is almost identical to the Orange Catholic Imperial Church, with the same processes, same religion and same mythos.
In 1919, after the Republic declared independence, it announced that the true Pope was a man named Julio Carneiro. The True Pope acts as a kind of anti-pope to the Kingdom's one, claiming to be the true pope and diviner of the Mythos.
The Pope is elected the same way as it is in the Orange Catholic Imperial Church, however with less than a fifth of Elders. Its worth noting that upon the 8 druids becoming elected, each receives alot of "donations" from the noble families, each hoping to have their candidate becoming Pope.

The Republic
"Neniu pli granda abelujo kaj fiulo"
The Republic is structured thusly:
The public elects a speaker who rules for a term of 6 years, and has no term limits. They appoint a cabinet, who makes and approves laws. They are bound by a loose constitution that forbids them from changing term limits or lengths, but apart from that have little restrictions.
The Noble Families often jockey for the position of speaker, with powerful factions emerging from partnerships amongst them for their candidate.

The Noble Families
"Bastardoj, ĉiuj. Ne unco da zorgo en ilia korpo."
The Kingdom of Hudsonia is owned figuratively by the King. Upon the Republic's break, the land was divided between several families, who consolidated their holdings, becoming the major force of the Republic. Despite each citizen having a vote, the Noble Families wield such wealth relative to the rest of the Republic, that all elections are settled by Family jockeying and compromises. The Speaker is kept in check by a mutual, unspoken agreement between the Families that if the Speaker raise any overstepping laws, they'll see a sudden uprising amongst the nobility.
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Re: Factbook of Hudsonia
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2021, 08:16:18 PM »
Militarises of Hudsonia
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2021, 08:16:39 PM »
Economies of Hudsonia

The Most Highest and Most Serene and Most Magnificent and Most Elevated Kingdom of Northern and Southern Hudsonia

Main exports in no particular order
Rubber
Lumber
Iron Ore
Coffee

GDP per capita: 2.2K USD

The economy of the  Most Highest and Most Serene and Most Magnificent and Most Elevated Kingdom of Northern and Southern Hudsonia  is mainly driven by the cities and developed communities that exist near the mouth of the river and in the cleared border forests. A tourist industry has recently been developing, as people have headed down the river or into the rainforest to gape at the wildlife.

The Republic of Hudsonia

Main exports in no particular order
Rubber
Lumber
Sugar
Coffee

GDP per capita 1.8K USD?

The economy of the Republic of Hudsonia is mainly reliant on its work force in the estates to do plantation labour. Due to the lack of aircraft, and the inability to use the Hudson river, the goods have to leave the nation by truck to a developed country where they can fly out the goods. This has hindered the economic growth of the nation.
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2021, 08:16:56 PM »
The Peoples of Hudsonia

The Most Highest and Most Serene and Most Magnificent and Most Elevated Kingdom of Northern and Southern Hudsonia
The majority of people in the Kingdom continue to live in small, loose communities, mainly self managing and autonomous, with little interaction with the outside world. However, each tribe swears fealty to the King, and is required to obey his laws and his rule. Around 90% of the population lives in this state. The rest (10%) lives in small cities and towns dotted around, most next to the coast and entrance to the Hudson, with a few around the border.
Most people speak and can write Esperanto fluently (98%) with a minority (8%) speaking any second language.
The most followed religion is the Orange Catholic Imperial Church (96%) with a minority following Catholicism (3%)

The Republic of Hudsonia
The majority of people in the Republic live in grouped together areas of land, known as Estates, managed by the noble family that owns it. The people live in cleared, open areas, with a majority of the population living in urban buildings.
The majority (65%) speak only Hudsonian, whilst a minority speak Ardian as a second language (17%).
The most followed religion is the True Orange Catholic Imperial Church (65%) with a minority (25%) following Catholicism and a slim portion (10%) following the Orange Catholic Imperial Church.
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