Republic of Jaege
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The Republic of Jaege (Jaegian: Jaege [IPA]) is a country located in Atsiq. It comprises the remaining territory of the Jaegian Kingdom after the peace treaties of 1870 released Soral and Siqinni into independence. After the loss of the City of Jaege and a series of crushing defeats on the battlefield, the nobility was driven into exile or killed, with a republican government taking over. The country slowly stabilised over the next two decades, managing to avoid further territorial losses. Its relationship with the Free City is tense, as reunification remains a cornerstone of the Republican political agenda, albeit one the country has no power to act upon. Its border disputes with Siqinni regularly erupt into small-scale armed conflict that has made the western provinces the most unstable and dangerous region of Atsiq.
The republic's foreign policy is shaped by the ongoing border conflict with Siqinni. The Republic contests roughly a third of Siqian territory, occupied by Siqian forces supported by Thargian-sponsored mercenaries and unofficial Thargo-Qotsian troop elements during the Siqian War of Independence. Since its end there have been several armed engagements between the two countries, ranging from covert operations conducted by either side's secret services to open warfare. While the Republic is the technologically and numerically superior participant, Siqinni enjoys the continued support of the Thargo-Qotsian Union in the conflict, which guarantees its territorial integrity. Aggressive anti-Siqian rhetoric is a staple of Jaegian politics despite ongoing diplomatic pressure by its neighbours to accept the status quo; to this day, no official peace deal has been signed.
The Free City of Jaege seceded from the Jaegian hinterlands during the chaos of the independence wars, ousting the short-lived monarchy that had come to power after the dissolution of the Osveraali Empire. Efforts of the remaining state to retake the city have failed repeatedly, with the last act of open aggression dating back to 1949. In the Free City, support for reunification with the Republic is at a record low, and most other Atsiq countries maintain guarantees of independence that prevent further attacks.