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|Grand Ulthrannic Empire
Gran Imperio de Alderania
جراند إمبراطورية آل أندلسية
Aleembararyh Alkbara al-Ulthraanus
|Motto: A solis ortu usque ad occasum|
|Anthem: Here We Stand
Royal anthem: La Marche Imperial
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|Official languages||Asturish, Arabic|
|Recognised national languages||Persian|
|-||H.I.M Emperador||Carlos X|
|-||Imperial Chancellor||Octavio Magallanez de Fey|
|-||Sultan of Agadir||Haytham I|
|-||President of the Grand Assembly||Isabelle Perez Belmonte|
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|GDP (PPP)||2015 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2015 estimate|
The Grand Ulthrannic Empire (Asturish: Gran Imperio de Alderania, Arabic: جراند إمبراطورية آل أندلسية, Aleembararyh Alkbara al-Ulthraanus) is a federal monarchy located on the continent of Akkadiya in the world. It shares land borders with Tarsas to the west and Seukutan in the south via its mainland and shares land borders with Belhavia, Albiya and Arthurista via its overseas territories. It shares both a maritime and land border with Arthurista, the latter due to the territory of Tarangyika in the east and the Free Cities of La Coruña and San Tyrio on Arthurista proper. It also shares a maritime border with Belfras due to the Deinden Isles. The mainland is bordered by the Golden Sea and the Northern Ocean.
At 12,800,000 km2, it is considered the largest nation in Pardes by definition of size, although large swaths of the country are entirely unpopulated as a decent percentage of the Empire's four hundred and eleven million people live on the southern coast. It is also considered one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse nations in Pardes. The empire is made up of 181 administrative divisions, which range from autonomous city states to sparsely populated provinces owned by the Catholic Church.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography and Environment
- 4 Government
- 5 Political Structure
- 6 Law System
- 7 Human Rights
- 8 Military
- 9 Foreign Relations
- 10 Economy
- 11 Transport
- 12 Communication
- 13 Technology
- 14 States
- 15 Climate
- 16 Wildlife
- 17 Demographics
- 18 Language
- 19 Religion
- 20 Infrastructure
- 21 Culture
The known etymology of Ulthrannia is derived from the Arabic name of Northern Akkadiya Al-Ulthraanus, which dates back to the 9th century when the Arabic conquerors arrived in that region. However, what is unknown at this time is what the origins of the name Al-Ulthraanus is. It is theorized by historians that it could refer to the name of a Asturic tribe that lived in the north that frequently traveled south or perhaps a local name for the Tarsan Empire that would come to span much of the continent.
Dr. Said al-Nevisi from the Islamic University of Agadir has proposed the idea that the name derives from a semi-legendary king from the pagan tribes of Northern Ulthrannia known as Ultraan the Great, who lived in what is today modern day Hierbamar. In the folklore and unofficial histories of his reign, Ultraan took his tribe to the southern sea and "to the lands of the camelmen and the great horsekings". This implies either modern day Ariyadh or perhaps even modern day territories of the Ankaran Union.
The Tarsan Era
Rise of Islam
The Asturic Confederacy
Main Article: Asturic Confederacy
The Golden Empire
Ulthrannic Civil War
See Main: Ulthrannic Civil War
The Cold War
Geography and Environment
|Landscapes of the Grand Ulthrannic Empire|
The simple size of the empire allows for a host of different species in various different zoological areas across the twelve million plus landscape. It has been estimated by the Imperial Bureau of Environmental Protection that there are over eighteen thousand different species located throughout the Empire, of those more than four hundred different species of mammals.
Due to the import of various animals species via human interaction, it is not uncommon to see different species in areas that are not their natural habitat. For instance, there are roughly six thousand Ashizwean elephants located in Western Ulthrannia, due to the import by Arabic and Asturic nobility of the animals, to wild horses native to Western Ulthrannia that now range across the Kingdom of Djani and the other administrative zones of Ulthrannic Ashizwe. Whilst unregulated, cross-contiental animal pollination is now regulated by the Imperial government as there are growing concerns that, at-least in some areas, foreign wildlife will cause environmental damage or danger to the local communities. An example of this is the growing population of hippopotamus that now inhabits the State of Amaneceria, brought over from Ashizwe by Count Sebastián de Palma in 1980. When the Count was arrested in 1991 for corruption charges, his estate and his vast wildlife, which also included Arabian lynxs, Madrastani tigers and Agadiri stallions were released into the wild. The hippos, due to their territorial nature, have been known to assault and in some cases kill locals who stray to close to their water holes.
Ulthrannia is recognized as one of the world's leading partners in wildlife and biome conservation. Wildlife is heavily protected by various different organisations across the Empire, from the Catholic Church who own roughly six hundred thousand hectares of land used for nature reserves, to government ministries such as the Ministry of the Environment, the Imperial Bureau of Environmental Protection and the Ministry of Agriculture, amongst others to hundreds of small non-for profit organisations that manage various nature parks and protected zones. Ulthrannia can boast to owning the world's largest marine protected area with the Golden Sea Marine Protection Area that roughly spans 1.3 million square kilometres of area in the Golden Sea area.