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|Kingdom of Usuva and the Ozarian Realms
Ozaria (Ozarian: Õzārow [ə'zɑɾɔu]), officially the Kingdom of Usuva and the Ozarian Realms, is a country in southern Atsiq. Considered the legal successor of the Osveraali Empire, Ozaria remains one of the most populous and powerful Atsiq nations.
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 Emperor Athanetan III. 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 Union and the Osveraali Emperor. With the first free elections in the Union 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 abdication of the Emperor on 27th December 1863 and the overthrow of the ruling Sanizhon 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 coastal regions were largely pacified by 1866 and order was restored to the capital by 1867, the new government proved unable to win back control over the rest of what had once been Imperial territory. In the north, Jaegian nobles established the Kingdom of Jaege, which promptly became embroiled in a civil war of its own that led to the separation of the mostly human nation of Soral, the Free City of Jaege and the nation of Siqinni. The Aragre independence movement consolidated itself in 1868 in the Kingdom of Kharagirit, which at the time included modern day Kepeshte.
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The official language of the kingdom is Ozarian, an Osveraali language belonging the Osveraalic branch of Greater Osveraali. Of all the descendants of Middle Osveraali, it is the language with the greatest Imperial Osveraali influence and serves as the main vernacular language during the days of the Osveraali Empire. Minority languages are Qatill and Lyladnese, especially in Usuva.