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The Alemannic Empire, or alternatively Alemannia was an Empire located within Eastern Asura between 640 CE and 1283 CE. The Empire contributed greatly to the expansion and dominance of Alemannic culture within the far eastern part of Asura. Once a major military power and technological center in Aeia, the Empire was dissolved in 1283 following the assassination of Kaiser Willem Uller I, last of the Salian dynasty, by the Duke of Bhomern.
Today the territory once controlled by the Empire is part of Kavalerilant, Leiden, Mascylla, Tudonia and Tyronova. The shared Alemannic culture has contributed to greater cooperation between the countries, resulting in the creation of the Alemmanic Treaty, and paved the way for the later formation of the ATSA. Furthermore calls for the creation of a new Alemannic state are still present within east Asuran society, with many figures calling for a unified state in the face of Newreyan and Midrasian influence within the region.
The Salians were a dynasty first established in modern day Tyronova as the Salinsch tribe. As the tribe expanded in antiquity, it became a more civilized confederacy of other, smaller tribes united under the banner of the Salian family, descended from the original leader of the tribe. Wars with the Hergic Bhomr tribe resulted in the Salians expanding further east, to the River Wittis where they established a new trade and naval front to their growing empire. By 500, with the collapse of Fiorentine influence in the area, the Salians, with the help of returning Varangians that were offered a new life fighting for the dynasty, began to build up a strong navy and military, winning many wars in quick succession. The Bhomr and Laurr tribes were both fully annexed, followed by the western Tyronovan peoples who were also subjagated. By 550, the Salians, who had established themselves as a large financial dynasty, creating the first "banks" in the areas they controlled, beckoning gold and riches to the outside world leading to foreign tribal support and a perspective of glory from even the most hostile kingdoms. It was this that led to the Salians great influence as they swiftly conquered the Alemannic empire, and soon enough, beyond.
Salians established settlements via naval expansion on the island of Carnielsberg and went as far as Steorrnaland to extend their trading power and territorial influence. The Kingdom of Lowletin in northern Alemannia, the descendant of the Sovmaric clans and the holder of the great river-port of Raeberg, was indifferent to the Salians in the dynasty's growing phases, but as the Salians and the Lowletinics began to rival over the Lower Bhomern area, hostilities rose, mainly on the river. The Salians naval force was superior, quickly securing control of the Wittis Basin and establishing the trade-village and naval go-to port of Saliaca, a city now not existent in any way or form. It's existence is questioned. The city was burned soon after the collapse of the Empire. By 600 most of present-day Tyronova and northern Alemmania were controlled by the Salians. However, a new ruler, Rodrich Wilhelm, was intent on radical expansion of Salia, and the unity of all Alemannic peoples.
Fall of Tyronova
Alemannic re-unification remains an important political issue within modern Alemannic politics. Attempts to bring Alemannic nations closer together has seen some successes in the creation of binding treaties during the 20th century. However other political figures have stated a more extensive agenda, including the creation of a single-market, currency union and even the formation of a single Alemannic state to counter external influences within the region.
Tyronova had always opposed the Alemannic Empire, although it eventually fell to become a bustling port for the north of the Empire. With the dissolution of the Empire, Tyronova continued to prosper and grew economically. At present, Tyronova has mixed views on the reformation of the Alemannic Empire.