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    New-Zealand History

    Post by New-Zealand on Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:30 pm

    The History of New-Zealand




    The modern Social Democracy of New-Zealand is a relatively young nation with a volatile history, spanning a few hundred years, from it’s founding and establishment in 1776 by Tarajani colonists. However, the story does not simply start there, before the settlers, there was an advanced civilisation of Maori, whose story is just as important at that of New-Zealand. Aotearoa, was the ancient Maori civilisation which went back almost as far as the Eurasian Empire itself. However, Aotearoa was decimated by the plague at the turn of the 17th century. A story that itself will be told in a coming chapter. Modern New-Zealand has also had it’s own share of struggles, from the Republican Revolution to the complete government shutdown and economic collapse resulting in the Great Depression of 1978.


    Chapters Of This Tale :


    • The Ancient Civilisation of Aotearoa (Unknown - 1690)
    • The Plague and Fall of Aotearoa (1690-1700)
    • The Colonial Era (1753-1776) 
    • The Dominion (1776-1789)
    • The First Republican Revolution (1789-1810)
    • A Tale of Two States (1810-1850)
    • The Second Republican Revolution (1850-1854)
    • From The Ashes (1854-1910)
    • The Socialist Movement (1910-1920)
    • Egalitarian Paradise (1920-1969)
    • A Castle Of Glass (1869-1978)
    • The Great Depression (1978-1986)
    • The Liberal Reforms (1986)
    • The Economic Boom (1986-2001)
    • Modern New-Zealand (2001-Now)


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    Post by New-Zealand on Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:46 pm

    Chapter 1 : The Ancient Civilization of Aotearoa


    Aotearoa. That was the name the ancient Maori knew this land as. As far as historians can tell, the Maori had inhabited this land since as far as 800AD, arriving as nomadic settlers originating from the northern land masses that are today known as Arveyres. It is thought that the Maori inherited their brown complexion from the generations spent as nomadic tribes inhabiting the northern deserts.


    Finally,in the 9th century the Maori arrived at New-Zealand, or Aotearoa as they called it. By this time the nearby Eurasian Empire was already a full fledged civilisation, and over the next few decades a few tribes made the foolish decision to attempt raiding Eurasian towns near the border, a decision that almost always resulted in the slaughter of the entire tribe by Eurasian Forces. Not much else is known about the Maori during this time, as the only available records are those of Eurasian interactions with the Maori.


    Sometime around the 12th Century the Maori Chiefs, after spending centuries watching their tribes struggle while Eurasians thrived, came to the conclusion that the Maori tribes must unite to form Aotearoa. In a monumental feat, the young and ambitious Chief Taonui of the Ngapuhi tribe managed to gather all the 23 different tribes together at Tiwai Point to discuss the uniting of the Maori tribes. While the general consensus was in favour of the union, no Chief was willing to step aside and let another take control. Thus the deliberations fell through and Taonui was left with no other option than to round up his tribal warriors and murder all the other chiefs then and there. With no remaining Chiefs, the other tribes fell into line and joined the Ngapuhi tribe (Which was already the largest and most powerful). Historians went on to call this act the “Tiwai Massacre”, but it is here that the Aotearoan Civilisation was born.


    Over the next few decades, Taonui ruled with an iron fist and built up a civilisation ruling from the Capital City of Kapiti, a painting of which is shown above. During his rule, slavery was common practice, and it was them that worked tirelessly to build up the empire. Over the next few centuries, Taonui’s descendants continued his practice, ruling with an iron fist and building a formidable empire up from scratch. Running conscription schemes and funding armies so mighty that even the Eurasian Empire was worried.


    However, in the year 1473, something unexpected happened. The incumbent Chief Ikitoa, had only managed to conceive one child. A girl called Ahorangi. Upon his death, the line of succession meant that Queen Ahorangi would be the first female Maori ruler ever. It was during her reign that Aotearoa did a complete U-Turn. Rather than rule with an iron fist, Queen Ahorangi ruled with compassion which led the people to love her, and focused more on trade and infrastructure than on war. In her first few years of governance, she abolished the age old tradition of slavery, put an end to the compulsory military conscription schemes and enacted the world's first known pension scheme. In another revolutionary movement, she took a leaf out of the Eurasian Senatorial System, and put in place a similar system in Aotearoa, allowing the people to have a direct say in the ruling of the kingdom, whilst maintaining her own veto powers which so used ever so rarely. Furthermore, at age 23, in an extremely controversial move, Queen Ahorangi officially married her childhood friend, a commoner by the name of Tane who was the child of a palace aide.


    However, this was not the highlight of Queen Ahorangi’s reign. In a daring move during the peak of her power, she officially met Eurasian envoys, and signed the very first international trade deals in our nations history. From that moment on, Aotearoa experienced an economic boom as strong relations with the Eurasian Empire put much money into the treasuries, which Ahorangi’s very own Senate then used on infrastructure, which in turn boosted the economy even further.


    This moment in her reign till the early 1600s would go on to be commonly known as the Golden Age, with the cogs that Ahorangi set into motion driving Aotearoa to glory and splendor. It is during this period that the true Aotearoan Empire thrived and in the coming centuries the story of Queen Ahorangi was twisted so heavily by the public’s love for her, that by the 1500s there were tales of her curing illnesses with her touch, with some even going as far as to claim her to be an agent sent by the gods themselves.

    Sadly, as all Golden Ages do, this one came to an end. A brutal end. In the 1650s disaster struck, and the Empire fell to ashes. However, that is a story for the next chapter.
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    Re: New-Zealand History

    Post by New-Zealand on Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:05 pm

    Chapter 2 : The Plague and Fall Of Aotearoa





    The 17th century was waning, and Aotearoa was thriving. In 1687 a monumental event occurred, 19 year old Prince Tumeke, 4th in line to the Aotearoan Throne, married 21 year old Empress Milonia Caesonia, Daughter of the Emporer, and ruler of the Animustus Province of Eurasia. This act alone is enough to show just how far Eurasian-Aotearoan relations had gone since the rule of Queen Ahorangi. The Empire of Aotearoa was small, yet extravagant, with the vast majority of it's 492,000 citizens living in the north eastern parts of modern NZ, living in a sprawling city that was situated along the coast. The Capitol City of Kapiti had expanded exponentially, with the city no merely being the capitol district of the sprawling mega city that was Aotearoa. Trade with Eurasia had far surpassed everyone's expectations, with the harbors almost packed full of a constant supply of Eurasian trading ships. 

    Aotearoa thrived on it's forestry industry, with tradition Maori woodwork making a true impression on the Eurasian populace. Soon Aotearoa was overwhelmed with orders as citizens of the 56 Million strong Eurasian empire yearned to use Aotearoan made furnishings in all their homes. The seemingly never ending Aotearoan land mass allowed the Primary sector to thrive, and the economy was extremely export driven with effectively all exports going to various parts of the Eurasian Archipelago. 

    That said, the Eurasian Empire benefited immensely from trade with Aotearoa. Pictures of Aotearoa show that their cities were almost identical copies of Eurasian cities, understandable consider it is no well kept secret that the Aotearoan populace admired Eurasians and their shiny marble cities. As a result the always expanding Aotearoan Metropolis imported all it's marble from Eurasian mines, furthermore Eurasian Made ships were the ships of choice for Aotearoan traders. In fact, by the late 1600s, relations were so good between the two nations that there were talks about the Aotearoan military merging with the Eurasian Legions and becoming a division of the Eurasian Forces. 


    Alas. This merger never had the chance to happen as disaster struck in the winter of 1690. The mega city that now made up Aotearoa was a perfect target for infections, and in that particular winter, the plague struck. Over the next months the region was overwhelmed by a virus more powerful than the world had ever seen. Thousand's fell by the days, and by the end of the winter almost half the population had perished. Not much is known about this period as the civilization fell to complete Anarchy, with the royal family succumbing to the virus a few months after it presented itself. All we know is that the virus decimated the population, effectively wiping out the entire empire. The estimated death toll is expected to be in the range of around 83%, with the lucky 17% fleeing fleeing north away from the city. It is believed that these survivors spread out into Arveyres, USE and maybe some even going as far as New Tarajan, showing quite clearly how spooked they were by the virus. Inter-marriage has effectively wiped out the gene pool of the survivors. 

    The only things we do know about the plague, is the reports in the Eurasian Archives. From what was recorded, it seems the Aotearoan Empire fell hard and quick, and the virus was so infectious and lethal, that the Eurasian Empire was forced to ban all travel and trade to the Aotearoan Empire. It is said that the Eurasian Government sent a team of over 200 doctors and military personnel to try and control the situation, but none ever returned. 

    Prince Tumeke attempted to restore order, but in the end his efforts were futile. It is believed that he tried to find the fleeing uninfected Maori and bring them back to Animustus with him, but none came. It seems the Maori believed that the recent splendor and riches of the civilization had led the Maori to get cocky and turn their back on their religion, with many adopting the Eurasian gods. As a result, they believed this plague to be a curse sent by the gods, and returning to be a sure way to invoke the wrath of the gods once more. In the end all Tumeke could do was recover the bodies of his family and bury them in a secret tomb in and undisclosed location of Animustus. With the 50 workers and priests present committing suicide within the tomb after closing it to both hide the location and seal the curse. Till recently the location of the tomb was unknown, until a group of Eurasian archaeologists managed to find and open it in late 2014. Since then the sudden spread of the Red Death in that region has led some to claim the curse to be true. 


    Back to history though. After the collapse of the Aotearoan Empire, a period of time known as "The Dark Years" began. But not much of this period is documented, and nothing of much importance really took place. Thus, we will be skipping that time period and continuing straight to the colonial period.

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