Kingdom of Salisford
Motto: "Per Dio, Re, e Famiglia" "
Lyoan: "For God, Family, and King"
Anthem: Inno Reale
and largest city
|Religion||Salforti Catholic (official and dominant)|
• 2019 estimate
|GDP (nominal)||2019 estimate|
|₵3.571 Trillion QSC (12th)|
• Per capita
|₵48,138 QSC (7th)|
|Gini (2019)|| 31.2|
|HDI (2019)|| 0.858|
|Currency||Salisfordian Lira (₤) (SFL)|
|Time zone||AMT-5, -6|
Salisford, officially the Kingdom of Salisford (Salisfordian: Salforto) is a Medium sized nation on the Southern landmass of Terraconserva. It is bordered to the south by Creeperopolis and El Salvador, to the east by El Salvador and Cospania, and to the north and west by ocean. Salisford's capital city is Savotta. Due to its geographical position, Salisford has been historically influenced by both the Creeperans to the south and the Iberics and Arabs to the north.
In the following years and decades, the Kingdom would prosper and would slowly become one of the richest countries on the continent. Salisford would go on to be a founding member of the Terraconserva Council of Nations and CODECO.
- 1 History
- 1.1 Ancient Salisford
- 1.2 The Old Kingdom
- 1.3 Salisfordian Revolution
- 1.4 Salisfordian Republic
- 1.5 Salisfordian Counter-Revolution
- 1.6 Re-establishment of the Salisfordian Monarchy
- 1.7 Anni Pacifici
- 1.8 Industrial Revolution
- 1.9 Salisfordian Civil War
- 1.10 Modern Era
- 2 Politics
- 3 Topography
- 4 Economy
- 5 Military
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Largest Cities
- 8 Culture
- 9 See Also
- 10 Other Nations
- 11 References
Salisfordian lands were originally home to nomadic tribes in the central plain as well as small hunter-gatherer societies in the highlands.
Northern Salisford would be conquered by the Romanyans in 100 AD. The parts conquered by Romanya would be called "Savotta". Romanyan colonization of Savotta was extremely effective, with a majority of the population being assimilated. These assimilated tribesmen would eventually become the Savottans, who would dominate post-Romanyan Salisford. But, throughout the entirety of its length as a Romanyan province, Savotta would be considered a frontier.
The Romanyan province of Savotta (in what is now northern Salisford) would survive the fall of the Romanyan Empire. The governor of the province, called the Dux, would rule the province autocratically though the remnants of the Romanyan bureaucratic system left behind. Over time the bureaucratic elements of the province would give way for traditional feudal relationships. In the following decades, the Savottans would conquer most of the lands which are now part of Salisford.
In 302 AD, the Savottan Dux would be converted to Catholicism by Saint Tiberius the Missionary, and with him most of Savotta converted as well.
The Old Kingdom
In 546 AD, Dux Tiberias Valencius would declare himself King of Salisford, which marked the end of the old bureaucratic Romanyan system and the beginning of the feudal Old Salisfordian Kingdom.
The Old Kingdom officially used Ayeroshubic as its official language. But, over time, the Ayeroshubic language would evolve into a vulgar form of Ayeroshubic and then the language would split into Savottan and Proto-Cospanian. Savottan then would evolve into what we now call Salisfordian.
The Old Kingdom would survive and thrive by relying heavily on the feudal system and the traditional relationships between the ruler, the aristocracy, the church, and the people which were built up over time. However, in the late 17th and early to mid 18th centuries, the Salisfordian monarchs would begin to centralize and absolutize their rule over the realm. This would culminate with King Vittorio the cruel, who would rule as an absolute monarch with complete control over almost every aspect of Salisfordian life. Vittorio the Cruel, due to his competence, was able to govern effectively. However, the following monarchs would be considerably less competent. Which would end with the reign of Cesario the Bad, who would be manipulated and controlled by a group of wealthy aristocrats.
This situation would end in 1782 with the beginning of the Salisfordian Revolution. A popular revolt in the city of Savotta would force the King to flee from the city and hand control over to the revolutionaries. This would lead to an 8-year civil war between the Republicans, who were supported by the bourgeoisie, the urban aristocracy, and the urban poor, and the Royalists, who were supported by the rural aristocracy, rural peasants and farmers, and the highland Salisfordians. Because of foreign support, the Republicans would ultimately gain the upper hand and force the King into exile. The Republicans would draft a consitution and form the Republic of Salisford.'
The Republic faced many difficulties. At the beginning of its existence, a Republican hero of the war, Spartaco Annese, would seize control of the government and start a reign of terror. During this reign of terror, Annese would order the execution of clerics, former royalists, his own political rivals, and anybody else who would get in his way. The terror would end in 1792, when Annese would be seized by a mob of peasants and beaten to death. For the following two years, the Republic would only effectively rule urban areas, as the rural parts of Salisford were deeply royalist and the roads of Salisford were menaced by Royalist bandits who would rob or attack any person traveling who did not vow their loyalty to the royalist cause.
In 1794, following a famine caused by political deadlock and inefficiency in the higher levels of the Republic, a Counter-Revolution would begin. Led by a rural aristocrat who was able to evade capture by the Republic for the entirety of the reign of terror, Orazio di Brolo. This would begin a 6-year civil war, which would ultimately end in the royalists' favor.
Re-establishment of the Salisfordian Monarchy
Following the royalist victory, King Cesario's son, King Carlo the Good, would return to Salisford and was crowned King in Savotta. This would mark the beginning of the New Kingdom.
King Carlo the Good was considerably more competent than his father, and following advice given from him by his closest allies and the Primate of Salisford, he would decentralize the Kingdom considerably and reaffirm the traditional relationships which were annulled by the Republic. King Carlo would seize the massive estates which where owned by the republican leaders. Following the seizure, King Carlo broke up the estates and provided land to any family in good-standing who applied for land and promised to use the land for producive means.
Salisford would be relatively stable in the following decades. This period would be known as the "peaceful times" (sf. "anni pacifici"), and would last from the reign of King Carlo the Good to the mid 1850s. This period would be defined by economic growth and the beginnings of industrialization.
In the following decades after the end of the Anni Pacifici, Salisford would be subjected to a period of industrialization. This period also is notable for the beginnings of Salisfordian Communism and the foundational ideas of the Fronte Nazionale. Both groups would play large roles in the later Salisfordian Civil War. (NOT IC | NOTE FOR AUTHOR: add the expansion of the guild system, the foundation of Salisfordian labor unions, and the Catholic worker movement.)
(NOT IC | NOTE FOR AUTHOR: Add the Creeperian Civil War, the reign of Maria III, her assassination, and the following Salisfordian Civil War. Also add the aftermath.)
Salisfordian Civil War
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Salisford is a monarchy, headed by a autocratic monarch who rules through decree. Despite the monarch's absolute authority, he has little power. Relying on a bureaucracy of local lords, administrators, and vassal relationships to effect his decrees. The monarchy itself is dedicated to the idea of subsidiarity, with most problems being dealt with on the local level, only moving to higher powers when local powers are unable to deal with the problem effectively.
The Monarch acts as head of state and head of government for Salisford. Sovereignty is vested in the King, both legitimate in blood and by deeds. The King rules the domain, and those who reside within are his subjects. However, the power of the King is restricted by the doctrine of the Church, the traditional laws and usages of the realm, and through a series of pronvincial councils and state-independent intermediate bodies.
The Royal Council
The Royal Council is Salisford's equivalent of a cabinet. Staffed by Great Officers of the Realm as well as advisors the King personally invites onto the Council. The Council assists and advises the King on policy, law, and every facet of maintaining the Realm. Decrees and statues from the King are first discussed with the Council and, if the King is satisfied with their advice, these decisions become ordinance. These decrees are called decrees from the King-in-Council.
The Concessiones are ancient and traditional rights granted to areas, peoples, and institutions by a Salisfordian monarch. These Concessiones are usually an acknowledgement of local or regional self-rule (such as in the Church, or in remote areas). The development of the Concessiones coincides with the Catholic doctrine of Subsidiarity. Uniquely, recent monarchs have granted Concessiones to Catholic trade and labor unions, as well as to other Catholic worker organizations.
The Church plays a major role in Salisfordian political, social, and religious life. As the King claims a divine right to rule, his rule is confirmed by a bishop in the semi-sacramental rite of coronation. The Salisfordian monarchy believes Catholicism to be the cornerstone of Salisford itself, and is politically active in its defense.
Il Gran Consiglio
A relatively recent addition to the Salisfordian government. After the Crown's authority was restored at the end of the Salisfordian Civil War, as a concession to the moderate groups which aided the monarchist faction, King Carlo III created the Grand Council (sf. Gran Consiglio). The Grand Council is a national legislature which is made up of representatives from each province who are chosen by their respective province's ruling council. Functioning mainly as an advisory body, the Grand Council has limited legal authority and can only effect decisions with the approval of the Monarch. The Speaker of the Grand Council is elected by the Grand Council. The Speaker is responsible for maintaining order and proper protocol in the Grand Council, and serves as the Council's representative to the Monarch. The Speaker is considered a Great Officer of the Realm, and is a member of the Royal Council, however the Speaker serves at the pleasure of the Monarch and can be removed at any time for any reason by the sitting Monarch.
Law and Criminal Justice
The Salisfordian legal system is based on Romanyan Law and traditional feudal systems. The Royal Court, headed by the Salisfordian monarch, is the highest court in Salisford. Every Salisfordian citizen has the right to appeal any lower court decisions with the Royal Court.
Since their formation after the Salisfordian Revolution, the Masnada has infiltrated social and economic life in some regions of Salisford.
Law Enforcement in Salisford is the responsibility of two organizations. The Polizia Reale (Royal Police) and the Corpo della Gendarmeria Reale (Royal Gendarmerie Corps). The Polizia Reale is a civilian police agency supervized by the Ministry of Justice, whereas the Gendarmeria Reale is a gendarmerie supervized by the Ministry of Defence. Although policing is provided on a national basis, there also exists municipal and provincial police forces.
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Salisford's sovereignty is recognized by the TCN. Salisford maintains diplomatic missions and consulates abroad with almost every TCN recognized nation.
Salisford is dominated by the flat Salisfordian Interior Plain, which is the home to a majority of the Salisfordian population.
The southeastern border Salisford is dominated by the Altari mountain range. The Altari mountain range is a large, seismically active, mountain range that runs from the border with Creeperopolis, around the border with El Salvador, and continues into the adjacent Cospanian Republic. The most notable peak in the range is Mount Kasja, which is the highest point in Salisford at an altitude of 14,303 ft.
The western coast of Salisford is dominated by the Western Highlands, which is a small mountain range. While the altitudes of the Western Highlands are lower than the Altaris, it is still rugged. The coastline of the Western Highlands is dominated by steep cliffs. Over time, the local population has terraced the cliffs for agriculture. The coastline’s great natural beauty, temperate climate, and historic cities have made the area a popular vacation spot.
With sources in both the Altaris and the Western Highlands, Salisford’s largest river is the Navo river which runs through the Salisfordian Interior Plain and flows out into the Almanople ocean. The riverbanks are extremely fertile, and archeologists have discovered that there is evidence of agriculture along the banks of the Navo that dates to the beginnings of the Neolithic revolution.
The northern coast of Salisford is more moderate in terrain than the rest of Salisford, it is dominated by the Bay of Calleja. The Bay of Calleja is a large bay which is notable for its shallow waters. The bay is home to a large fish population and a large coral reef is present near the center of the bay.
Mount Caladio is a large dormant stratovolcano on Salisford’s northern coast. The last eruption of Mountain Caladio occurred in 1952.
The Island of San Tiberio lays off the south western coast of Salisford. Believed to have formed with the Western Highlands, San Tiberio is made up of rugged mountainous terrain that levels out as it approaches the sea.
Climate of Salisford
Salisford’s climate varies with elevation and region. However, generally, Salisford’s temperature varies between 45° F and 66° F. The coldest periods of Salisford occur in July and August, and the hottest in December and January. In the Salisfordian interior plain, the average annual temperature is 55° F; in San Tiberio it is about 64° F; and in the northern coastline it averages at 57 ° F. The climate of Salisford is described as Mediterranean, with cool, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. However, due to its position on the windward side of the Altari mountains, Salisford sees a large amount of rainfall, especially on its northern coast.
|Climate data for Salisford (Savotta)|
1980-2020, extreme 1980-present
|Record high °F (°C)||102.2
|Average high °F (°C)||75.2
|Daily mean °F (°C)||65.3
|Average low °F (°C)||53.3
|Record low °F (°C)||41.0
|Average precipitation inches (mm)||1.21
|Source: Ministero Meteorologico Reale (MMR)|
The Salisfordian economy is industrialized and has strong economic bases in the fields of manufacturing, engineering, and tourism. However, a large part of the Salisfordian economy is also based in agriculture. Notable Salisfordian corporations include the Royal Salisfordian Arsenal, Beretta, and Grumano Aerospace.
Salisford's agricultural base is centered around smaller family farms, which have been distributed by royal decree from large estates previously owned by the landed aristocracy.
Salisford is a major exporter of grains, fruits, and vegetables. Most notably: wheat, barley, olives, tomatoes, and garlic.
Infrastructure is one of the Salisfordian government's main priorities, with the government spending a large amount of money on the maintenance of Salisford's domestic infrastructure.
Salisfordian provinces are fairly connected, with interprovincial routes being maintained by the Crown and intraprovincial routes being maintained by their respective province. The two most important road routes in Salisford are the Via Reale and the Via Costiera. The Via Reale runs through the Central Plain from the border with Creeperopolis, to Savotta, and then west to the border with Arcadia. The Via Costiera runs along the coast of Salisford, and connects Salisford's important coastal cities. Salisford's road network is mostly paved, however some extremely rural routes have not been paved.
Car ownership is common, with domestic cars being very popular due to their low price and relative reliability. However, in more populous cities, car ownership has gone down and instead small mopeds have become very popular due to their small nature and manueverability on thinner city roads.
Most Salisfordian railways are in the central plain and are used for both passenger and freight service. Intracity commuter rail services are also popular in larger cities are and used regularly. There are no high speed railways in Salisford, however the Ministry of Transportation has expressed interest in building one to connect Salisford's larger cities.
Energy in Salisford is mainly provided by the use of petroleum (mainly in transportation), natural gas (for heating and electric energy production), coal, and renewable resources. Production of electricity in Salisford mostly comes from the use of natural gas, however, in recent years efforts have been made to promote the use of renewable energy such as solar, wind, and hydroelectric to reduce Salisford's dependence on natural gas.
Hydroelectric power is an important contributor to Salisfordian power generation, with about 21% of the country's power being produced from hydroelectric stations built on Salisfordian rivers.
Science & Technology
Tourism is a major sector of the Salisfordian economy.
The Royal Salisfordian Armed Forces are the military forces of Salisford. It consists of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Gendarmeria Reale, and the Royal Guard. The King of Salisford is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces and forms military policy with the Ministry of Defense.
The Salisfordian military is made up of a core base of volunteers, who make up specialist detachments, the officer corps, and a small standing force. This volunteer force is supplemented by conscripts. Salisfordian males are conscripted into government service after graduation from secondary school. This can be in a civilian service corps for a period of 4 years, or in military service for a period of 2 years.
Royal Salisfordian Army
The Royal Salisfordian Army is land warfare branch of the Salisfordian Armed Forces.
The Royal Salisfordian Navy is the naval warfare branch of the Salisfordian Armed Forces. It has both coastal and ocean-going capabilities.
Salisfordian Air Force
Due to the highly technical nature of the Salisfordian Air Force, the majority of the branch is formed of volunteer career soldiers, and conscripts are only taken in for non-technical jobs, such as Security Forces, Administratives Officers, etc.
Salisfordian Pilot Training is restricted to volunteers.
Corpo della Gendarmeria Reale
The Corpo della Gendarmeria Reale is an official branch of the Royal Salisfordian Armed Forces. Enlistment in the Gendarmeria is restricted to volunteers only. The Gendarmeria serves as both a civilian and military law enforcement agency, and it is a major part of Law Enforcement in Salisford
The Salisfordian Royal Guard is an elite force responsible for defending the Salisfordian monarch and his family, as well as the Crown as a whole. Guardsmen are chosen from other branches for their loyalty and personal ability.
The Royal Guard has small air and naval units for protecting the monarch when appropriate.
Salisford is made up of a majority of Salisfordians. Salisfordians are divided into three major groups: the Savottans, the Collini, and the Norani.
The Savottans, the majority, who live mainly in the central plain and are descendants of the classical Romanyans and the original inhabitants of the central plain. The Savottans practice Salforti Catholicism and consider themselves heirs of the Romanyan tradition.
The Collini are a sizable minority who live mainly in the highlands of Salisford, they descend from the hill people who were never integrated by the Romanyans. They practice Salforti Catholicism, but their rites are colored by traditions which date back to the pre-Romanyan hill tribes of Salisford.
Finally, there is the Norani, they live mainly in the northeastern part of Salisford. The Norani are the descendants of the original Savottan populace and Arabic conquerers who came from the north. Most Norani are bilingual and speak both Salisfordian and Arabic. The Norani practice a rite of Salforti Catholicism which is recited in Arabic.
Salisford has established the Salforti Rite of the Catholic Church as its official religion. The Church plays a major role in Salisfordian day-to-day life. The exact role the Church plays has varied throughout history, depending on the era and the current monarch. But, despite some hostile administrations, the Church has remained an important cornerstone of Salisfordian culture. In a 2017 study, the Salisfordian Interior Ministry found that 89% of the population practices the Salforti Rite, 5.2% practices Islam, 4.3% practices the Creeperian Rite, 1% are irreligious or agnostic, and 0.5% practice other religious.
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The Salisfordian Ministry of Education is responsible for education in Salisford. All citizens are required to go through 12 years of schooling. Which is divided into a primary and secondary course. The primary course is from the 1st to 8th years of education, and it offers a general education standard which includes basic literacy, second language studies, basic mathematics, history, and science. Also a major feature of the primary course is a large amount of field trips to various work sites and employers which is meant to introduce students to a varied amount of possible careers that are available to them.
The secondary course, which runs from the 9th to 12th years of schooling, is intended to give students valuable skills in a student-selected career path (i.e. if a student chose an engineering/technical path, the classes would be more focused on mathematics and physics than a student in a humanities path). Students are free to switch between certain paths if they decide they would rather focus on another career path. However, all students are required to take certain advanced mathematics, language, and history courses despite of their chosen path.
Religious exemptions are granted. A major theme of Salforti Catholic schools is their focus on the liberal arts. This is contrasted by the government-run schools which tend to be more technically-minded. Universities and technical schools dominate Salisfordian higher education. The top schools in Salisford are the University of San Tiberio, University of Savotta, and the Serino Technical School.
The Crown considers healthcare a service which is extremely important to the common good. Thus, the Salisfordian government has made the endevor to provide heavily subsidized, if not free, healthcare to its citizens. However, the government only pays for treatments which are meant to heal injuries or fight disease. The government has refused in the past to provide payment for plastic surgery and other treatments which it consideres "luxury treatments".
Church-run hospitals and hospices are common in Salisford.
Largest cities or towns in Salisford
Ministro degli Interni
The cultural history of Salisford spans from the first nomadic tribes on the Central Plain to the modern day. Major cultural influences have been the Romanyans, the Iberics, the Arabs, and the Creeperans as well as the indigenous culture which grew over time. Modern Salisford has 4 major cultural traditions which is divided between the Savottan, the Collino, the Norano, and the Cospanian cultures. Over time, these 4 traditions have shared many cultural items but they still remain distinct. However, the Cospanian portion of the population looks to their home country for cultural inspiration.
Salforti Catholicism has had a large effect on the development of Salisfordian culture.
Art & Architecture
Since ancient times, people have inhabited Salisford. Numerous cave drawings have been found and have been dated back to around 7000 BC. There are many well-preserved and rich artifacts, remains, and tombs which were left by the ancient Salisfordians, the Romanyans, the Savottans, and the Arabs. The ancient Savottan remains are extraordinarily rich, from their grand Romanyan-style monuments to ordinary buildings that were preserved by an ancient eruption of Mount Caladio.
Art is popular in Salisford, with sculpture, paintings, and photography being major parts of the Salisfordian art scene.
Traditional carpentry, masonry, stone and woodwork techniques and decorations are utilized in Salisfordian vernacular architecture. The vernacular architecture is still very popular and widespread in Salisford, however government buildings tend to be built in a Palazzo-style, which originates from the Salisfordian cultural tradition.
Cinema & Theater
Media & Literature
Salisfordian cuisine is a Mediterranean cuisine and it has developed across Salisford since antiquity. Closely related to Cospanian cuisine, Salisfordian cuisine has a large amount of regional variety, especially between the 3 main cultural traditions of Salisford. It offers an abundance of taste, and has been called "one of the most vibrant and diverse cuisines in Terraconserva". Salisfordian cuisine also draws from various foreign cuisines, such as Arab and Iberic cuisine to the north, and Creeperian cuisine to the south.
Salisfordian cuisine tends to be simple, with chefs relying on the quality of ingredients rather than complex preparation. Ingedients and preparation styles vary by region and cultural tradition. Popular dishes include pizza, pastas, various soups, cheeses, pastries, breads, and small cakes. Common ingredients are grains (chiefly wheat), tomatoes, bell pepper, garlic, basil, cheese, fish, legumes, beans, rice, and many others.
Salisfordian cuisine deemphasizes breakfast, with most Salisfordians only having a coffee and a sweet pastry for breakfast, but in turn it places more significance on later meals such as lunch and dinner.
|Date||English Name||Local Name||Remarks|
|1 January||New Year's Day||Capodanno|
|Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox||Easter Sunday||Pasqua|
|Monday after Easter||Easter Monday||Pasquetta|
|1 May||Feast of Saint Joseph||Festa di San Giuseppe)|
|23 June||Feast of Saint Tiberius||Festa di San Tiberio|
|15 August||Assumption Day||Assunzione|
|1 November||All Saints' Day||Tutti i santi|
|25 November||The King's Birthday||Il Compleanno del Re||The date changes whenever there is a new King of Salisford|
|8 December||Immaculate Conception||Immacolata Concezione|
|25 December||Christmas Day||Natale|
Salisford has a long tradition of sports, and many sports remain popular in Salisford. The most popular sport in Salisford is association football, but calcio storico, volleyball, and athletics are popular as well and Salisford has a strong tradition in those sports. Salisford also has strong traditions in the sports of fencing, rugby, basketball, swimming, hunting, and skeet shooting.
National sporting events are organized by the Comitato Regio Sportivo Salfortano (CRSS, commonly pronounced "criss"), which is an committee made up of various national sporting associations for different sports. This organization cooperates with the Salisfordian government to schedule the Torneo Reale, a national sporting competition held under the patronage of the Salisfordian monarch.
- El Salvador
- Greater Sacramento
- New Gandor
- Second State of the Church
- Abdilla, Giuseppe (March 14, 2014). Stato Dell'Aviazione. Royal Salisfordian Air Force Standards and Evaluation Department.