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United Lan Na States
« on: August 12, 2021, 09:48:11 PM »

THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED LAN NA STATES


There has been evidence of continious habitation in the area today known as Lan Na since 20,000 years ago with evidence of organised rice farming going back to around 2,000 BCE while Bronze tools have been found from around 1,500 BCE onwards. The region saw the raise of various Kingdoms and Empires over the years until the Khmon people began stamping their authority over the region. This is largely due to the fact that in around 600 BCE they seemed to master iron production and controlled the coastal regions. Lots of the inland regions however were home to the Tambra people who lacked the same access to resources were soon brought under the authority of the Khmon monarchy and utilised as slave labour.

The Khmon utilised their new slave labour force to build impressive settlements and temple complexes. The Khmon believed in the faith that is largely still followed in Lan Na today known as Yaśodism. This faith holds central the belief that a God known as Yaśod created all things and gave humanity a set of rules to follow. By obtaining mastery over these rules a person could ascend to a paradise in a spirit world. The faith also believes in reincarnation and the Khmon believed that they were the group as close to paradise as any other on Mundus and so by "allowing" the Tambra to carry out the menial work of the Khmon. This created a two tier society that allowed the Khmon to further entrench their authority because of religious dogma. They focused on academic works, scholarship, theology and various other pursuits they believed would get them into paradise.

This system fell apart in the 1350's when one of the key Khmon cities, Ayuttha, was abandoned. A disease, today thought to be the Bubonic Plague, however at times of great hardship the Yaśodist faith carry out animal sacrifices, with the situation getting more and more desperate the priesthood permitted human sacrifice and when this still did not work a young Prince called Ramesuan was even sacrificed. This still did not get rid of the plague and so people fled the settlement and this caused a chain reaction seeing the Khmon network of settlements to essentially collapse. This saw the emergence of a few Tambra commanded regions as the area split into several kingdoms.

In the 1620's a Khmon King known as Mangrai Kanarot married a Princess called Phra Mueang of a Tambra Kingdom. The two hatched a plot to seize both Kingdoms and form a single nation. Over the next few years the two lead armies across their land which they named Lan Na and formed the borders of the modern day nation. The Kanarot dynasty lasted for the next 300 years until the nation division of the nation.

Under the Kanarot dynasty there was lots of attempts made to return to the glory of the time before the Bubonic Plague. The big difference however was the Kanarot Dynasty saw no division between Khmon and Tambra. Appointments to senior administrative positions came through rigourous exams carried out by the Royal Estate, criminals and their families were sentenced to slavery, sometimes for a number of generations. This lead to a system many would consider fuedal with a group of elite nobles, there was however mobility into this elite through service to the Priesthood, showing valor in battle or dedication to the civil service. The Kanarot's believed deeply in education as one of the cornerstones of their faith is to gain knowledge and read scripture. It is likely that Lan Na had one of the first nationwide educational systems for all by 1637 following the Decree of Wisdom.

Lan Na formally ended slavery in 1702 following the Gathering of the Robes, a meeting of the leading Priests of the Yaśodist, which had attempted to unify the main sects of the faith. One of the rulings they gave was that the monarch was selected by Yaśod and had a mandate to lead but the ruling stated only spiritually, it was this loophole that gave the uprsing in the late 1920's an excuse to remove the monarch as their governmental leader. The Gathering of Robes also outlawed the practice of slavery stating that it prevented an individual from following pursuits to gain paradise. Since then only criminals themselves were permitted to be sentenced to slavery, a practice that is still utilisied in a more modern form today. Under the Kanarot's the nation maintained significant internal stability until the early 20th Century.

In the 1920's the Kingdom of Lan Na found itself in a period of flux. What had once been a nation ruled over by the Kanarot dynasty with an iron fist found itself with an unusually weak monarch. King Tawan IV was 16 years of age when he inherited the throne and with six sisters making up the rest of the family many a adviser saw an opportunity to gain power themselves. Tired of seeing the rest of the world progress the Lan Naian's found themselves still yoked to a feudal style system. Under the influence of Nawat Pongpanu, a sympathetic tax collector, groups of peasants calling themselves "Mudboots" began an uprising across the nation. By 1934 the nation was ripped asunder, to the east the Democratic Republic of Lan Na was formed under the leadership of President Nawat Pongpanu, to the west the Kingdom of Lan Na clung to what power it still had thanks to the support of the religiously minded.

In 1993 this arrangement began to fall apart as a series of natural disasters hit the twin nations, floods, earthquakes, a tsunami and then a famine began to weaken both nations. It was then in 1997 that a virus spread killing around 2million people pushing the two nations into co-operation. In 2000 mediators from The Union of Nordic People intervened with the two as they began discussions and it was agreed that the two would begin working towards a possible reunification and in 2020 a referendum would be help as to whether the general public wanted to reunify under a draft constitution. This constitution had featured 1000 people from each nation being involved and when completed saw the monarchy of the Kingdom granted some sovereignty over the east of the nation however in return they would have little input into the nations foreign and economic policy.  The constitution was accepted 68% to 32% with a 78% national turn out. As a result it was agreed that  on the 31st August 2021 the two nations would reunite to form the United Tongxiao States.


Democratic Republic of Lan NaKingdom of Lan NaUnited Lan Na States
Population38,500,00033,000,00071500000
CapitalMueang SongkhramTBD
GDP per capita$8,567$6,435$7,583
Main IndustriesHeavy Manufacturing
Food Processing
Textiles
Agriculture
Fishing
Mining
N/A
Life Expectancy76 years71 years73.6
Literacy Rate89%71%80.6%

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Re: United Lan Na States
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2021, 11:56:14 PM »

King Kittiratt of the Kanarot Dynasty[1]

THE MONARCHY

Up until 1934 there was only the Kingdom of Lan Na and the monarch held all the power with a strong input from the Priesthood. The Monarch was considered to have all the spiritual authority of the God Yaśod. This was sufficent through much of the nations history to keep their subjects under control. They created a very much feudal society with themselves and their family at the top.

Following the 1934 revolution however the family only kept control of the west of the states. The west was the traditional religious heartland and home to many of the major fuedal lords known as Chaophraya. As such these regions remained loyal and the Kanarot family managed to maintain their influence despite the

Through the 1940's until the 1960's the the two halves of the nation fought ongoing wars culminating in a division of the land formally. The Kanarot's controlled the western half with very similar controls as had existed before hand however younger members of the Royal Family began interacting with places beyond the Kingdom. This saw more and more pressure put upon the family to reform and reunite the nation.

In 1985 King Kittiratt inherited the throne and around a decade later the Kingdom, as well as the neighbouring Democratic Republic was suffering a variety of disasters. The King began negotiations with the President of the Democratic Republic which resulted in the reunification of the nation as the United Lan Na States on 31st August 2021.

POWERS OF THE MONARCH UNDER THE ULNS

Under the new constitution the monarchy will lose most of its actual power. They will be responsible for the following

1. Overseeing the legitimacy of elections
2. Command of the military once Parliament releases the armed forces.
3. Overseeing the spiritual life of the Kingdom
4. Appointing nobility
5. They must agree to any foreign treaty or agreement. If they do not a public referendum is called.
6. In the old territories of the Kingdom they are responsible for setting local council taxation, budgets and educational policy.

CURRENT ROYAL FAMILY

King Kittiratt (born.1944) Coronation in 1985.

1st Wife:- Queen Naraporn (b.1947)
Issue:-
Prince Chulalok (b.1968)
Prince Phra (b.1971)
Princess Ubol (b.1974)

2nd Wife:- Queen Ploypailin (b.1961)
Issue:-
Prince Kalyanakit (b.1983)
Princess Sirindhorn (b.1985)
Princess Yingluck (b.1995)
Spoiler: Yingluck Biography • show


Princess Yingluck (RL-Nuttanicha Dungwattanawanich)  has been one of the faces of the Unification Movement. At the age of 16 she was appointed as one of several cross border ambassadors and has formed friendships with many people of similar age to her within the Democratic Republic.

She currently serves as the official Ambassador to the Democratic Republic since 2019 however with this position ending she is due to go and study Politics in ????


3rd Wife:- Queen Bua (b.1982)
Issue:-
Prince Nakkhatra (b.2002)
Princess Apsarasaman (b.2004)
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2021, 10:56:16 AM »

President Varit Sodsri[1]

THE PRESIDENCY

In 1928 a civil servant of the Monarchy, Nawat Pongpanu, began to see a large amount of suffering among the people of Lan Na and began a movement to gain more rights for the ordinary people. This group became known as the "Mudboots" as they tended to come from rural areas and farming communities. By 1934 they had carved out control of a significant territory and declared themselves a Democratic Republic. A year later the new nation held their first election and by a landslide of 78% Pongpanu was elected President. He enacted policies designed to give more freedoms both economically and socially. Land was redistributed between a combination of private and public ownership, legislation to allow people to operate businesses was begun and also taxation was codified. One criticism of Pongpanu was that he still utilised security forces to be rather repressive in terms of opposition political parties. He held elections every four years and until 1959 when he died of a heart attack while still in office.

Pongpanu was succeeded by Chaleo Langdhara who was from a more liberal leaning party than Pongpanu. They went further than Pongpanu in terms of creating political freedoms and began to make moves towards a more manufacturing based economy. Under Langdhara the modern rules for the Presidency, which will carry over into the United States, were set up.

President Itthipat Upatkoon in 1998 began negotiations with King Kittiratt to reunify the nations and was successful in 2000.

The current President is President Varit Sodsri who was elected in 2018 and his term of office will run out in 2022. This is his first term and so he would be eligible for a 2nd term.



POWERS OF THE PRESIDENCY UNDER THE ULNS
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Under the new constitution the President will have the following powers.

1. Presenting legislation to Parliament. Their legislation is given priority over members Bills.
2. Requesting Parliament authorise the use of the Armed Forces
3. Appointing the cabinet
4. Negotiating foreign treaties and agreements
5. Managing the nations budget
6. Overseeing the day to day business of the nation.

PARLIAMENT

On 30th September 2021 the first Parliament of the ULNS will be elected. The new nation has been divided into 100 sections which will each elect a representative using a first past the post system. Many of those standing belong to political parties and once all 100 have been selected they will be expected to vote to approve legislation from the President. Experts predict that initially the parties with a history in the Democratic Republic will hold significant sway until those in the Kingdom get used to the existance of political parties.
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DIPLOMACY WITH ALBION


The Odinist Republic of Nya Åland - Positive Relationship

Initially the Union of Nordic People.

As a Republic the Nordic nation was largely ignored in terms of diplomacy until the 1930's as the monarchs until then saw non-monarchies as uncivilised. When the nation split in two President Pongpanu began to foster positive relationships with as many nations as possible regardless of their background. When the Democratic Republic sought a mediator for talks with the Kingdom they asked the Union of Nordic People to step in. The UNP and the DR of Lan Na had several trade and diplomatic agreements in place and the UNP's reputation for neutrality helped ensure the situation was successfully tackled. The UNP diplomat Ragnar Madsson managed to negotiate an agreement for the nations to disarm the border in 2000 and a roadmap towards a 2020 referendum. When the UNP saw Nya Aland split the Alanders agreed to continue their trade and diplomatic relations with the DR of Lan Na. When the "Great Disaster" hit the UNP in 2016 the then President of the Democratic Republic marshalled a charitable operation to send aid to the region. With the Democratic Republic being rather a poorer area than the UNP it was not a huge sum but more a gesture. This amount raised was matched by King Kittiratt marking the first time the two nations had carried out a joint act. Following the annexation of the UNP by Nya Aland meetings were put in place and the Alanders agreed to continue the roadmap their Nordic cousins had begun. Birgit Strand oversaw the 2020 referendum and currently 150 Alander troops are based in the Border Region. Additionally three Alander judges make up a panel known as the Cross Border Crimes panel which hears cases relating to crimes committed in both nations or terrorism.
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