Acronia

From Atlas
Union of Acronian Kingdoms
Union de Royaumes Acroniens
Flag of Acronius
Flag
Motto: Arlesian: Non inultus premor, lit. 'I am not injured unavenged'
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Location in Atlas
CapitalLionsgate
Largest cityDefense
Official languagesFrench · English
Recognised Regional LanguagesCantoneseDauphinoisJapaneseOccitanSurin
Ethnic groups (2015)68.7% White
10.1% Asian
9.2% Black
5.3% Mixed
6.7% Other
DemonymAcronian
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• King
Francis III a
• Prime Minister
Annabelle Schofield
• Deputy Prime Minister
Angus Duckworth
• Leader of the National Assembly
Didier Lazare
• Minister of Foreign Affairs
Leonard Elliott
• Head of Parliament
Bernard Cossney
• Head of Justice
Eden Santa Cruz
LegislatureNational Assembly
Parliament
Chamber of Representatives
Establishment
• Grand Acronia
25 November 6 CE
• Grand Acronian Empire
24 January 920
• Kingdom of Acronia
15 April 1696
• Union of Acronian Kingdoms
23 June 1904
Area
• Total
1,057,408 km2 (408,268 sq mi)
Population
• 2016 census
208,525,213
• Density
197.2/km2 (510.7/sq mi)
GDP (nominal)2021 estimate
• Total
$11.538 trillion
• Per capita
$55,331
HDI0.959
very high
CurrencyAcronian Franc (AFR)
Calling code+42
  1. Largely ceremonial role

The Union of Acronian Kingdoms, commonly known as Acronia, the Acronian Union, the AU, the UAK, or the AK, is a unitary parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy in Atlas. Comprising 20 provinces further organized into 90 departments, mainland Acronia is situated on the Elysian subcontinent on the westernmost stretch of contiguous Vesperia, with its immediate island holdings jutting out westward from the Acronian Sea into the Fale Ocean. Beyond its main territory, Acronia also comprises 1 overseas province, the Acronian Far-East Territories, and 3 overseas autonomous districts: Astonbury; Juk Long; and Valdiu. The nation shares land borders with Colgasia and Verdesa to the east, Odentia and the Lyonine Empire to the southeast, as well as Chilokver via Juk Long. The nation is flanked by the Gulf of Acronia and the Fale Ocean to the west, the Edenian Sea to the south, and the Mistral Sea to the north. Encompassing roughly 1.05 million square kilometers (approximately 650 million square miles) and populated by 208.5 million people, Acronia occupies 5 time zones, possesses land on 3 continents, and is the 11th largest nation by area in Atlas. Possessing a diverse climate ranging from subtropical to tundra, the nation is highly mountainous, with 60% of its territory above 1,000 meters above sea level. The Acronian Union's highest point is Aegran Ridge, which stands at an altitude of 6,828 meters.

Acronia is a highly urbanized country, with 80.59% of its population concentrated in and around urban centers. The Union's capital city is Lionsgate, which shares its status as the nation's principal cultural and commercial center with the largest metropolitan area in Acronia by both population and area, Defense. Other major urban areas include Redbanks, Astonbury, Delaney, Fyrestone, Olloix, and Sierre. As the nation with the third-largest amount of CONESCO World Heritage Sites in the world, Acronia is one of Atlas' foremost tourist destinations, with Defense consistently ranking as the most tourist-visited city in the world.

History[edit]

Prehistory[edit]

Era of Warring States (139 BCE–6 CE)[edit]

Period of Ten Kings (139 BCE–33 BCE)[edit]

Aegran-Montfortian Wars (33 BCE–6 CE)[edit]

Grand Acronia (6 CE–946)[edit]

Saxone conquests (42 CE–50 CE)[edit]

Vikingr Invasion (894–900)[edit]

Grand Acronian Empire (920–1696)[edit]

Bellicosum (1545–1696)[edit]

Acronian Wars of Piracy (1549-1665)[edit]
Colonial expansion (1552–1696)[edit]
War of Three Queens (1667–1671)[edit]
Acronian Civil War (1682–1692)[edit]
Separated Acronia (1692–1696)[edit]

Contemporary Acronia (1903–present)[edit]

First Great War (1903–1911)[edit]

Blue Rebellion (1903–1904)[edit]
War at large (1904–1911)[edit]

Interwar period (1911–1938)[edit]

Second Great War (1938–1946)[edit]

Parabellum (1946–1988)[edit]

Surin War (1968-1975)[edit]

Modern period (1988–present)[edit]

Geography[edit]

The Free Union of Acronius's territory includes a group of four islands known as the Acronian Overseas Territories (also referred to as 'mini-Acronius by many Acronians) off the coast of the Neo Philippine Empire, as well as land in northwestern Strøltenheim (also referred to as 'the mainland' by many Acronians') separated into thirty different provinces. The mainland is split in half by the Anneau River, which historically served as both the border between the First Republic of Acronius and the Chancellory of Acronius, and continues to separate the two up to this day as an ethnolinguistic border between the Francophones and Anglophones in Acronius, and disgorges into the Fale Ocean.

Two principally mountainous regions exist within the Free Union. The Khionan Mountains dominate the northeastern area of the nation, with its culminant point of elevation being Aegran Ridge, which stands at 5,986 meters. Several major cities, namely Aiguebelle, Arleaux, Azemont, and Vaumont, are situated within the mountain range. The Flaxen Mountains are situated in the west of the nation, along the border with Adampia, and is one of the most mineral-rich areas on the continent, with minerals such as gold and emerald abundant and extracted from several mines owned and operated by various corporate entities. The Great Northwestern Tundra covers a large amount of the centre of Acronius, with Lake Bruxelles and Dead Sands covering most of the Free Union's eastern coastline. Forests and grasslands make up the remaining southeast areas of the nation.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Provinces and Departments of Acronia
Map
Flag
Province
Capital
Departments
Aegrus flag.png
Aegrus
Copper Bluff
File:Concordia flag.png Concordia
File:Flaxen Plains flag.png East Concordia
File:South Aegrus flag.png Eden's End
File:Ventress flag.png Pompey
Braemar flag.png
Braemar
Olymph
Belfras flag.png Belfras
File:Flaxen Plains flag.png Culver
File:South Aegrus flag.png North Braemar
File:Ventress flag.png South Braemar
Cambersey flag.png
Cambersey
Lionsgate
File:Alexandria flag.png Annance
File:Lower Ranskee flag.gif Cambrian Coast
File:Lower Ranskee flag.gif Charonian Highlands
Lionsgate flag.png Greater Lionsgate
File:Lower Ranskee flag.gif Kingsmere and Holywater
File:Lower Ranskee flag.gif Lion's Head and Baylor Coast
Western Isles Council Flag.svg
Carnegian Isles
Carnegie at Cliffe
File:Grand Carnegie flag.png Grand Carnegie
File:Warmwater flag.png Peary Isles
Cenis flag.png
Cenis
Thégra
File:Dauphiné flag.png Dauphiné
File:Gapence flag.png Gapence
Drapeau fr département Côte-d'Or.svg Hilairie
File:Montrésor flag.png Montrésor
Corcyre flag.png
Corcyre
Génépy
File:Bellevarde flag.jpeg Bellevarde
File:Datcha flag.png Datcha
File:Rogoney flag.png Rogoney
File:Solaise flag.png Solaise
Flag of Northern Ireland Assembly.svg
Ithaque
Sierre
File:Bellevarde flag.jpeg Arboriaz
File:Datcha flag.png Olle-et-Crozet
File:Rogoney flag.png Terre-aux-Hoches
File:Solaise flag.png Valdouse
Maitland flag.png
Maitland
Kingsmouth
File:Bellevarde flag.jpeg Casterland
File:Datcha flag.png Concordia Vale
File:Datcha flag.png Fowland
County Flag of West Sussex (variant).png King's Head
File:Solaise flag.png Steppe District
Marigoland flag.png
Marigoland
Joyenval
File:Bellevarde flag.jpeg Belvedere
File:Datcha flag.png Lac Dauphine
File:Rogoney flag.png Magland
File:Solaise flag.png Patriberge
Cumberland flag.svg
Mistralie
Olloix
File:Îles-Deloffre flag.png Hocheaux
File:Meurthe flag.png Loffre
File:Meurthe flag.png Orves
File:Nanterre flag.png Nanterre
File:Thauvy flag.png Thauvy
Flag of Franche-Comté.svg
Montfort
Defense
File:Cancavelle flag.png Cancavelle
Defense flag.png Defense
File:Îles-du-Nord flag.png Hauts-de-Lys
File:Malestroit flag.png Soix
File:Torigne flag.png Val de Liesle
Drapeau fr département Lot-et-Garonne.svg
Pandora
Marrowfield
File:Cape Hope flag.png Edenian Thousand Cuts
File:Cape Hope flag.png Lower Baylorland
File:Thousand Cuts flag.gif Seasmeet
File:Thousand Cuts flag.gif Thousand Cuts
Polverouse flag.png
Polverouse
Montélimar
File:Côte Brave flag.png Côte Brave
File:Palame flag.png Palame
File:Saint-Christophe flag.png Saint-Christophe
File:Teriot flag.gif Teriot
Flag of Nouvelle-Aquitaine.svg
Sovereign Coast
Redbanks
File:Côte Brave flag.png Allhallows Head
File:Palame flag.png Kilda Vale
File:Saint-Christophe flag.png The Rood
File:Teriot flag.gif Saxmond

Environment[edit]

Politics[edit]

Government[edit]

Law[edit]

Foreign Relations[edit]

Military[edit]

Equipment of the Acronian Military Forces 1st Special Operations Group 5th Special Operations Group

Sciences[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups[edit]

Major cities[edit]

Acronia is a highly urbanized country, with its largest cities in terms of metropolitan area population in 2015 being: Defense (25,850,073); Lionsgate (13,234,442); Redbanks (11,171,442); Astonbury (9,034,812); Delaney (8,878,239); Fyrestone (8,634,812); Olloix (8,007,652); Sierre (7,553,320); and Thégra (6,788,239). Acronia also participates in the governance of its three autonomous districts: Astonbury; Juk Long, and Valdiu. Rural flight was a perennial political issue throughout most of the 20th century. In addition to being the longtime center of Concordian Acronian civilization, Lionsgate was historically the largest settlement in Acronia as a whole, with the principle city of Gramercian Acronia being Thégra. However, with the rapid development of the Defense metropolis in Montfort in the 1960s, an extreme bout of perennial flight resulted in an enormous wave of Gramercian migration to the city, resulting in Defense becoming the most populated city in Acronia by 1990 - with every other Gramercian city amongst the twenty largest cities in Acronia between 1960 and 1990 experiencing notable losses or stagnation in population growth.

Language[edit]

Religion[edit]

Religion in the Free Union of Acronius
Religion Percentage
Irreligion
54.4%
Christianity
18.1%
Judaism
12.6%
Chilokveri folk religion
6.2%
Islam
5.3%
Other
3.4%

Historically, Acronia has been one of Vesperia's foremost cradles of Christianity, with Catholicism and the Church of Acronia traditionally monopolizing the national population.


The majority of Acronia's current population describes itself as irreligious in some manner, especially as either atheist or agnostic. According to a census in January 2015, only 45.6% of Acronians described themselves as a person of faith, with 42.2% of the population claiming affiliation with a specific religion and the remaining 3.4% of the population identifying as deists). This effectively makes the Acronian Union one of the most atheist nations in Atlas. The most predominant religion in the Union is Christianity (3.2%), with Judaism (1.9%), and Islam (1.2%). The First and Fourth Amendments of the Golden Edict guarantee religious freedom, and prevents legislation favoring any religion over another. In addition, discrimination based on religion is illegal, with the sole exception of hate speech.

Culture[edit]

Music[edit]

The Acronian rock band Genisys pioneered the rock movement in Atlas during the 1960s.

Cuisine[edit]

File:Cheese Fondue.jpeg
Cheese fondue, a typical Acronian dish.