|Kingdom of Dachashk
|-||Zajest (Monarch)||Sý Xw̄lẃ Zájiz|
Dachashk (Modern Standard Osveraali: Daxášky ['dɐχaɐʂkø]), officially the Kingdom of Dachashk, is a country in Atsiq. Extending from the Lyladna Channel all the way up to the Esaam river in North Atsiq, it is by far the largest country on the continent; at 15 million inhabitants it is also the most populous. Dachashk considers itself the successor to the Osveraali Empire, whose capital of Usuva is also the seat of the modern state's government, and remains the number one political power on Atsiq with considerable influence in eastern Asuranesia as well. Internally, the country has been experiencing prolonged instability and is currently the stage of a power struggle between the old elites and the new, self-crowned monarch (zajest), a conflict that is largely playing out away from the attention of the rest of the world.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 See also
Dissolution of the Empire
With the Thargo-Qotsian Revolution of 1861, it became obvious that the ruling class of the Osveraali Empire was no longer able to address the increasing demand for autonomy of the constituent states. The political structure of the Empire was, at this point, already highly decentralised, with the Usuva government exerting far less authority over the vassal realms of Lyladna, Qatilluu and Shyoria as a mere century earlier. The demand by Empress Hadáqin II. for military support against the Thargian insurgents was met with refusal by the Qatill representatives in February 1862, forcing Usuva to take up negotiations with the revolutionaries. The result was the abolition of the personal union of the office of the President of the Thargo-Qotsian Commonwealth and the Osveraali Emperor. With the first free elections in the Commonwealth since 1604, Osveraali rule over western Atsiq ended.
The disintegration of the Empire continued with the unilateral declaration of independence by Qatilluu and Lyladna ess than a year later. This time, the Imperial Army actually answered with force, marching on Qaelarne in late 1863 and sinking most of the secessionist Lyladnese fleet in the Battle of Ndinönza (14.4.1863). Ultimately, however, the allied armies of the two nations overwhelmed the Imperial forces, and Qatilluu and Lyladna gained formal recognition of their independence with the truce of Caplata. The streak of defeats and the rapid decline in power finally led to revolution in Usuva itself, culminating in the assassination of the Empress on 27th December 1863 and the overthrow of the ruling dynasty. For the next three years, the remains of the Empire fought among themselves in the Osveraali Civil War. The last Imperial vassal, the Shyorian monarchy, also declared independence in early 1864, ruling the union with Usuva null and void due to the unlawful deposition of the Osveraali monarch. Defeating the ill-coordinated and critically undersupplied Usuvan army in multiple battles during the spring of 1864, the Shyorians also occupied and annexed the province of Thaenesve (Thaneqh). This marked the definitive end of the Osveraali Empire and its rule over Atsiq.
The Osveraali Civil War quickly devolved into violent factionalism, with the noble houses in Usuva and other major cities like Aragre and Jaege vying for control over what remained of the Empire. While the southern regions were largely pacified by 1866 and order was restored to the capital by 1867, the North saw large territorial losses against human secessionists who would go on to form the nation of Esaam. Jaegian nobles succeeded in establishing their own semiparliamentary state modelled on the new constitution of the Thargo-Qotsian Union; the Principality of Jaege remained independent into the twentieth century. The rest of the former Imperial territory reunified in 1869 with the passing of a new constitution, which formalised the dissolution of the Empire and marked the birth of the Kingdom of Dachashk.
Dachashk, absolute monarchy, is lead by the Zajest Sý Xw̄lẃ Zájiz and, by extention, GDEH, which has less power over the nation as a whole. The Zajest's palace is located in Usuva, The headquarters of the GDEH is located at Shachashk.
The royal family consists of the king, his queen/consort and their children, and the other ruling families inside Dachashk (who don't actually have to be part of the main royal family by blood but do need to be in some sort of position of power).
The main royal family is called "ćēthocēbéji" ( ĆәъоцәбӗйИ ) or "dzaethaebeje" which literally means "stick family". The family consists of the Zajest Sý Xw̄lẃ Zájiz, his preceders were King Xážijíd Lýz Vẃžȳjy (who resigned) and his male consort Jézā Lýz Hásdrẃfýní (who died in a terrorist attack). Currently the only person in the main royal family is the Zajest Sý Xw̄lẃ Zájiz due to his belief, that no ruler should have distracting partners and/or children to disturb the main objective, which is to lead the nation with a iron fist, or as it is said in Dachashk, with a bloody stick.
The side royal family ... (WIP)
Dachashk, a country which is mostly populated by dalar, does not have ideal international relationships with human majority countries but these relationships have started to better after the collapse of the Osveraali Empire. Nowadays, after the coronation of the Zajest Sý Xw̄lẃ Zájiz, the improvement of relationships with countries with majority of humans has stagnated and even worsened.
Science and technology
Osveraali is spoken in Dachashk. Osveraali falls under the language family of Osveraali.