|Government||Elected absolute monarchy|
• Colonization of the island of Dorwall
• The Great March East
• Establishment of the Imperius Reich
|Currency||Green Dragon Emerald (GDE)|
|Kaiser of Imperius|
Borous Von Dragestein|
since 4 AC
|First monarch||Borous of Blackwater|
The Imperius Reich is a sovereign nation-state spanning the whole of the Continent of Eastera.
The Imperius Reich began in the Third Era, as the Empire of Imperius. After Coetzeeclan, the Emperor of Kythira, had started to unify and rebuild the Old World, a group of Riverlanders, led by Borous of Castle Blackwater, requested the Kythiran Emperor to allow them to form their own independent nation. This request was granted by the Emperor, and he bestowed upon them the small desert island of Dorwall, just off the coast of the Fortress City of Redstonia, as well as all lands of Eastera, the unexplored continent east of the Narrow Sea. In return, Kythira received the Castle of Blackwater, which they considered a historical structure.
Setting sail towards the island, they used their boats to construct the first homes, which eventually would transform into the town of Dorwall. Whilst Kythira was working on making the Old World a unified whole, the people of Imperius began the Great March East, colonizing vast plots of Eastera, before that unexplored. Forming numerous towns and cities, eventually the lands colonized became so vast they matched Kythira in size.
Imperia - Capital of the Imperius Reich
Government and Politics
Unlike the Empire of Kythira, the Imperius Reich has an elected monarch with full autocratic power. The seat of power, Eagles Reach, inside the capital city of Imperia, is where national and international matters are discussed and deliberated upon. Though several peace treaties with the Kythiran Empire exist, conflicts between the two nations are relatively common, often resulting in new treaties and sometimes the annexation of territory.
The Imperius Reich is split into several provinces, each ruled by a chancellor who, semi-independently, reports only to the Kaiser, similar to the High-Lord system of Kythira.
Whilst the Kythiran military is primarily split among separate armies, each under the control of their respective High-Lord, the Imperius military is one unified force, which in terms of manpower far outmatches the Kythirans. The Imperius military is also one of the most well funded in the world in terms of research and development, constantly bringing new types of weaponry and technological advancements to Minecraftia. This often results in military standoffs between the nations, but so far a full war has never occurred between the Empires. For this, leading scholars have several theories:
The Trauma Theory
The Trauma Theory states that the two Empires never have engaged in full war due to fears of repeating the events of the Great Grief.
The Sea Theory
The Sea Theory states that the two Empires never have engaged in full war due to the Narrow Sea preventing a land army from quick mobilization into foreign territory, unlike the Great Grief and the numerous wars in the Second Era, all of which were fought on the same continent. Furthermore, the strong naval presence and coastal defenses of both nations make an invasion even more dangerous to accomplish.
The Trade Theory
The Money Theory states that the two Empires never have engaged in full war due to it endangering trade between the two nations, making warfare not financially viable.
The Expanse Theory
The Expanse Theory states that the two Empires never have engaged in full war due to both empires having reached such large sizes that resource wars are as of yet unnecessary, compared to the Second Era, where there were both more and smaller nation-states, resulting in the need for territorial expansion or raids in order to survive.
Though originally having a primitive trading system, the Imperius Reich today stands as a industrial superpower. The national currency is the GDE or Green Dragon Emerald, provided by the stateless Mercenary Bank. The world's largest trade organization hails from Imperius, operating the largest ships in Minecraftia's history. Where Imperius is rich in resources, Kythira is extremely wealthy, making the two natural trading partners.
Where the Kythiran Empire's industry is split between government mandated monopolistic provinces, where the Crown makes money primarily through levies, the Imperius Empire has a more unified industry, primarily focused on raw natural resources.
Whilst the Kythiran Empire has barely moved into their Farlands, preferring to stay within their borders, the Imperians are in constant conflict with theirs, using them to extract tons of resources through strip-mining these foreign lands.
This has caused several conflicts between the Eagles Reach and the Minecraftia Forum, the latter fearing human rights abuses, as the farlands fall outside of Imperius law.
Being a people originating from the Riverlands in Westeria, they share the same languages as the Kythirans, these being:
Riverlandish: Based on the Dutch language
Low-Riverlandish: Based on the English language
Redstonian: A mixture of Germanic and Nordic languages
These three different languages are a legacy from the First and Second Era and the different city-states across Westeria.