Kingdom of Salisford
Regno di Salforto
Anthem: Inno Reale
and largest city
|Religion||Salforti Catholic (official and dominant)|
• Unification of the Savottan Kingdom
• 2019 estimate
|GDP (nominal)||2019 estimate|
|₵2.917 Trillion QSC|
• Per capita
|Gini (2019)|| 36.2|
|HDI (2019)|| 0.824|
|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 1950, following the controversial rule of one of Salisford's monarchs, an ambitious general named Sandro Neri lead a brief, and mostly bloodless, coup against the monarchy. This led to the entrenchment of Neri's own party, the Catholic Labor Front in political power and the start of a de-facto one party state.
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 Neolithic civilization
- 1.2 Iberic settlement
- 1.3 Development of Classical Egitta
- 1.4 Formation of the Egittan Republic
- 1.5 Conflicts with the Romanyans
- 1.6 Romanyan period
- 1.7 Loss of the Northern Empire
- 1.8 Savottan Empire
- 1.9 Muslim invasions
- 1.10 Fall of the Savottan Empire
- 1.11 Savottan Kingdom
- 1.12 Formation of the Kingdom of Salisford
- 1.13 Rinascimento
- 1.14 Revolution and counter revolution
- 1.15 Great Surian War
- 1.16 Anni Pacifici
- 1.17 Nerist regime
- 1.18 Salisfordian Civil War
- 1.19 Matterist regime
- 2 Politics
- 3 Topography
- 4 Climate
- 5 Economy
- 6 Military
- 7 Demographics
- 8 Education
- 9 Healthcare
- 10 Largest cities
- 11 Culture
- 12 See also
- 13 References
Salisfordian lands were originally home to nomadic tribes in the central plain as well as small hunter-gatherer societies in the highlands.
Iberics from the north colonized sites in northern Salisford in order to facilitate trade along the southern coasts of the Alzanub sea and with the local tribes. These Iberics organized themselves in fiercely independent city-states which competed with each other. These colonies were often founded in safe harbors and other favorable positions for trade. While, originally, these city states were often tributaries or dependencies of states in the north, over time most broke ties with their mainland overlords and gained independence.
Of all of the cities founded, the most important was the city of Botrys, which later became the city of Alessandria. This site was chosen because of its advantageous position for trading which allowed it easy contact and commerce with the developed southern Ecrosian coast and the tribes to its south.
Development of Classical Egitta
Over time, the Iberic city states, now independent from any Ecrosian overlords, began to develop their own culture and society which diverged from the mainland. This cultural development would be spurred on by the relative prosperity of the colonies and their contact with the local tribal cultures as well as others from around the Alzanub sea. The name Egitta came to be recognized as the name of the general area which all of these city states were located.
Because of the favorable climate, arable land, and lucrative trade routes the Egittan city states developed quickly and began to expand, founding even more colonies along the southern coast and expanding deeper inland from the coast. This also allowed them to attain a level of prosperity which surpassed most of their neighbors, and this resulted in a cultural boom which was expressed in literature, philosophy, and mathematics.
The city of Botrys became a leading city in this Egittan development, although founded relatively recently compared to some other Egittan cities, its favorable position allowed it to become a center of prosperity and culture, and soon became the most populous of the Egittan cities.
Formation of the Egittan Republic
The Battle of Donisia
In the year 601 BC, a trade dispute between the Egittan city state of Botrys and a tribe to the south escalated into a physical confrontation. An alliance of southern tribes, having been previously annoyed and frustrated by the presence of the Egittans and by the promise of the spoils of the city, formed and they began to move against the Botryan forces. The Botryans, faced with by the threat of a sack and possible destruction at the hands of the tribesmen, called upon an alliance of their own which they had with other Egittan city states. Both alliances would form their own armies, made up of levies and soldiers from their respective alliance members.
For the first few stages of the conflict, the tribesmen and the Egittans refused to meet in open battle. A few skirmishes had occured, and they routinely harassed their other's foragers or scouts, but whenever one attempted to force a pitched battle, the other withdrew. This continued for a while, with both armies shadowing the other.
This changed in the spring of 600, at the Battle of Donisia, where the tribesmen laid siege to a small inland village which served as an outpost for one of the Egittan states. Worried about the loss of Donisia, the commanding generals of the Egittan force decided to attempt to relieve the village. The battle was disastrous for the Egittans, as the tribesmen were able to sneak a force around the opposing lines and flank them from behind, leading to a general rout and a loss of about a quarter of the Egittan force. Donosia later surrendered to the tribesmen.
The loss was a serious blow to the Egittan alliance, their forces having been practically scattered in the first real battle of the war. Some of the Egittan city-states even suggested coming to terms with the tribesmen.
Rise of Alexandros
Conflicts with the Romanyans
First Egittan War
Second Egittan War
Loss of the Northern Empire
Fall of the Savottan Empire
Formation of the Kingdom of Salisford
Revolution and counter revolution
Great Surian War
Salisfordian Civil War
Salisford is theoretically a hereditary monarchy with democratic elements. Executive power belongs to the monarch, who exercises his power through appointed ministers. The legislative branch is a bicameral parliament which consists of an appointed Senate and an elected Grand Council. The Kingdom's written constitution is the Statuto dello Stato.
Representatives to the Grand Council are elected through proportional representation by large multi-seat constituencies for four-year terms. There are no term limits, but there is a mandatory retirement age of 70 for elected officials.
Senators, by contrast, are appointed by the Monarch and his First Minister. The Senate is meant to represent traditional power bases of the Kingdom, such as the Church and the Nobility, but many Senators are appointed because of their experience or excellence in certain economic fields, examples include: heavy industry, electronics, and agriculture. They are appointed for 8-year terms and have a mandatory retirement age of 75.
Together, the Grand Council and the Senate make up the Royal Parliament of Salisford and are responsible for all legislative duties. The two houses have equal powers, and any legislation must be approved by both houses before it becomes law. The Monarch is a member of both the Grand Council and the Senate.
The First Minister is an executive position who is selected by both houses and has the power to approve and veto legislation. He serves as the Monarch's primary minister, and any candidates must be approved of by the Monarch before they can assume the position.
Following Sandro Neri's March on Savotta, the Catholic Labor Front is legally the only party allowed to hold a majority in both the Senate and the Grand Council. This effectively means that Salisford is a de-facto one-party state. The most influential position of which is the title of Chairman of the Catholic Labor Front, which often comes along with the title of both First Minister and the honorary title of Dux
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.
The Kingdom of Salisford is divided into 10 regions (Salisfordian: regioni) for administrative purposes.
|#||Flag||Region||Capital||Largest City||Area (mi2)||Population|
|7||San Paolo||San Paolo||?||?||?|
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.
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 and 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
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 80% of the population practices the Salforti Rite, 17.2% practices Islam, 2.3% practices the Creeperian Rite, 1% are irreligious or agnostic, and 0.5% practice other religious.
|Number||Religion||Population in Number||Percentage|
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
|7||San Paolo||San Paolo||829,000||17||Vicenza||Teranno||341,000|
|8||Brolo||?||803,000||18||San Tiberio||San Tiberio||311,000|
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 and 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 and Theater
Media and 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.
- Abdilla, Giuseppe (March 14, 2014). Stato Dell'Aviazione. Royal Salisfordian Air Force Standards and Evaluation Department.