Tartǫsχan Parkunion (Nolavine)
Áni to kavri kolχálvion
United and Unconquered Forever
The Eternal Light
Location of Tartessa Proper (red) within the Palatine System (light red)
• Claviger of the State
• Tribune of the High Court
High Court of Magisters|
• Lavinian rise
• The Matriarchy
• Establishment of Palatine System
• Current Constitution
Tartessa, officially the Tartessan Republic (Nolavine: Tarθosχan Parkunion), is a Judicial Republic in southeastern Antraea. Its metropole is bordered counterclockwise by Valancorva, Pantaleimona, Elhambra, Prevna-Patrea and Salatresion. It is the central component of the Palatine System (Palθossis Trapassos), which consists of Tartessa proper, its clients, its protectorates and holdings throughout Antraea, the Tacanias, Mespassia, Pelassor and Orissia. Similarly, Tartessa, more specifically the region of Lavinia (which includes the cities of Parkivta and Nexedra) holds to be the center of the greater Amatoren of Antraea.
Ancient Tartessa was the center of the Lavinian civilization, a semi-nomadic matriarchal culture descended from the steep valleys of southern Bazgriya. In the 14th c. VAE the Lavinians supplanted and later merged with the indigenous Cannonians and followed their political system of demo-oligarchic city-states. These states eventually materialized into a commercial and defensive Great Confederation in the 9th c. VAE, which not only fostered prosperity in the Anturic and Parethian seas, but also gave rise to a religious-philosophical class centered in the holy city of Aletria. In time, Aletria would accrue so much power that in 345 VAE, with the assent of loyal cities, crowned with religious fervor the city's Celestial Oracle, Hystollia as Mistress of the Cults, entrenching the Oracles and Aletria as arbiter of moral law and prophecy over Lavinia. The rapid spread of the reformist Amatorian religion by 2st c. VAE only cemented Aletria's wide-reaching clergy further as they coopted the Prophet Arisia as their new Oracle and Mistress of the Cult.
Economic downturn, migrations of Telancri and Tegahen to Antraea and a failed rebellion by the secular city-states against the increasing power of Aletria spurred the city to drop pretenses of rule and invade the city-states into an Amatorian feudal theocracy (Palatine Confederacy), renaming itself Nexedra. The Palatines would later wage religious wars of conquest in the continent, even occupying parts of western Antraea before being driven out in the Second Great Crusade. As the Amatorian Almens supplanted the power Nexedran matriarchate, the Palatine state founded overseas holdings, and shifted borders and centers of power. Further decentralization occured during the Age of Proliferation, which revived the power of the secular city-states as Magic became more accessible to the uninitiated. After depleting wars against Varmians and Kontines laid bare the problems of slavery and inequality, thw Novatist Revolutions rended the entire Palatine world and upended the long-standing theocracy, dividing itself into allied but independent "sister-republics".
Tartessa, since 1950, has been the sole claimant to the succession of the ancient Palatine state, Tartessa having established first as a rump state after the Confederation's transition into a looser system overseen by the Matriarchate of Nexedra. Other claimants of the Inheritance after the Matriarchate's fall, such as Elhambra and Carmelia yielded in the retaking of the city in the Ascendancy War. Their legitimacy as the legal successor of the ancient polity has given them significant sway over the Palatine as the leading power in Antraea next to Belgroden. This, their colonial reach and their military capabilities (in particular with their air and sea navy) have given them a status as a Great Power, both culturally, socially and politically.
Tartessa is one of the leading countries in Antraea, with a sphere of influence that spans much of Eastern Antraea and the eastern Pontic coast. This expanded role accorded cooperation and co-development withProgressivist Hallegia, particularly Cassia. The Republic, and in extension, the wider Palatine System, is also noted for its long-standing rivalry with the Covenanter kingdom of Ancria, which has been a driving force for Antraea's geopolitical tensions in the modern age.
Tartessa's name was originally used as a place name for the region the capital, Palazi stands (Lavinian Taratǫŝχa, now referred to as Lavinia). Taratassum itself came from the Galatian exonym *taratii, "long-haired"...
Development of a Tartessan identity would not develop until the revolution in 1848 and the abdication of Solana X, the last Confessor-Matriarch of Nexedra. The notion of Tartessa was initially used by the Republican Novatists as their reply to the "elongated reign of the Matriarchs", and would later become the Republic's name...
The Lavinian world-system
Post-Lavinian era and rise of Nexedra
Most Holy Confederation
The Matriarchate consolidated its authority, while religious powers increasingly take first precedence. Holy orders manage colonial interests for some reason
Novatism rises in the island-republic of Eliovera
- Main article: Parkivtine Revolutionary Government
Development of the republic and the glorious five decades
Everything was lit and beaux arts as fuck
- Main article: Ascendancy War
Threeway conflict with the Vanguard and Belgrish Sphere, thelancri pogroms
Conditary gang gang
Government and politics
Tartessa is a unicameral judicial republic founded on Novatist values as expounded in its constitution. It means two things: the State is entirely held by diarchy of judicial institutions (also known as the "Magistrate", karθatassion)--ultimately headed by the High Court (paraphanoi karθion)--and a delegated hierarchy of syndical councils ultimately helmed then national level by the Great Congress of Syndics (parkunradendrion). In line with Novatist models of governance, the Magistrate is subordinate to the collective authority the Councils and the Great Congress, in which the High Court is purported to interpret and define. Thus, the Magistrate serves as an overseeing authority, while the councils held both administrative and legislative duty.
Officially, the Magistrate is responsible for the guardianship and upholding of the constitution. Being an entirely legal and enforcing body, the Magistrate officially holds the responsibilities of defense and law enforcement. The Magistrate's proceedings revolves around ritualistic attitudes, emphasizing constitutional rite as a way of expressing the values of the Republic. A formal, secular head of state, the Matriarch (patorissa) is used to represent these ritual duties, as a way of invoking both continuity and national order. An entirely ceremonial position, Matriarch has no formal authority over the two bodies of state. Taken from an assortment of Magisters of the High Court, the court itself elects the Matriarch and is formally acclaimed by the Great Congress.
The councils, being the delegator of the Republic's day to day affairs, thus officially takes up functions of policy implementation. The entire council system is organized through institutional commissions (radarphaneis), taken up by elected delegates in a similar appearance to government ministries...
While encoded, the constitution has been amended and revised five times, most recently in 1998 after a common convention with the Magistrate and the Councils.
Officially, the State's defense is handled by the Magistrate, with special Magisters being military specialists within the High Court (stratasses). The Grand Army is the official standing military of the Republic.
The Revolutionary Guard, the Infantry, the Thaumaturgical Division and the Naval Force
Militia under the Councils.
The heart of the Palatine world, Kore Amatora
The Constitution of Tartessa mandates freedom of religion since its inception in the revolution of 1848, under the clause of laicity (azikelesia exokunion). However, Amatorism, represented by its national church, the Almen of Nexedra stands a high place within Tartessan society. The Nexedran Almen remain, in conjunction with Novatism, is an "endorsed rite" of the Republic, a remnant of the Holy Confederation's Matriarchal tradition. Government officials are required to be blessed under the Almen's Matriarch as form of their oath, regardless of faith. The Amatorian clergy are reserved seats within the Concellary. Majority of Tartessans hold Amatorism as their professed faith, and has been pivotal in the country's history, with pan-congregational saints and icons such as Kratea Asperima coming from the Almen.
Unlike most Amatorian Almens, the Nexedrenes is has since liberalized from its more conservative counterparts. The liturgy is performed in the vernacular (rather than in the classical Lavinian), the Almen accepts male acolytes and allows contraception, which is argued against by conservative proponents as negating the primal aspect of the female soul and promotes debauchery. Despite their disagreement with social tenets, the Nexedran Almen upholds its heightened position within the wider church.
Even in modern times, Amatorism still plays a large part in Tartessa, with modern Tartessan Amatorians seeing a personal obligation to participate in religious practices such as cathartations and recital of sacred texts, and many private schools having classes on Amatorian topics as early as primary school.
Since the 2050's, immigration from Imalea has made faiths such as Istanavat and Karavaar a substantial presence within the nation. Tacaniaer faiths such as Madradaha and Mayangtali have significant populations due to the country's historical proximity to the region, along with its colonialist history. This is most exemplified in the religion of Florentianism, a syncretic Amatorist sect in Partania influenced by indigenous traditions.