Erynian and Draconian history
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Main article: Erynia and Draconia
Arrival of nomads
Tens of thousands of years ago, nomads from the south and north entered the Ravellian Plain. A nomadic lifestyle was the norm for many hundreds of years, until the first recorded permanent settlements in (insert date).
The large area that is now known as Erynia and Draconia was once a conglomeration of smaller kingdoms. Some of the first kingdoms included the Erynes Kingdom, which had its roots in modern-day Äster Erynia; the Nourtek Kingdom in modern-day Nourte Erynia and Nourteton; the Varsyndian Kingdom which sat between the Fälleg River and Daron River; and the Dargrada Kingdom situated in modern-day Ästerdraconia. Border disputes were ever-present in these days and the kingdoms came and went frequently. Many areas of the Ravellian Plain and surrounding areas were still largely nomadic.
Early middle ages
The Erynes Kingdom, which eventually became known as the Kingdom of Erynia, rapidly expanded all the way from modern-day Nove Portlände to modern-day Terygnia to modern-day Nourteton. South of Erynia, the Kingdom of Dàrgonia, centered around modern-day Scarelya, soon grew to prominence as well. Feudalism soon took root as the primary economic system in the area. The Kingdom's name eventually evolved to be "Draconia" instead of "Dàrgonia". Both Draconia and Erynia spoke the language Ravellian, but they spoke different dialects of it. Other prominent kingdoms at this time were the Kingdom of Cylin and the Erbynus Kingdom.
The period of time in Eryconian history known as the "Draconic Ages" started with the rapid land expansion of the Kingdom of Draconia led by the Markaregille dynasty. The Markaregille dynasty ruled with an iron fist, with extremely harsh and infamously arbitrary laws for anything ranging from theft to not working enough. The Draconic Ages featured a strict feudalistic social hierarchy reinforced by the kingdom's harsh laws geared against the lower classes. Courellian author Renzetto Diedi coined the term "Draconian" to describe the policies of the Kingdom of Draconia at the time. The term spread across Miyana and evolved to mean any policies that are excessively harsh and severe, not just relating to the Kingdom of Draconia. Meanwhile, the Kingdom of Erynia featured similar policies but was significantly less famous for them.
This time also saw the spread of the religion Érdinæsm across the Ravellian Plain. Érdinæsm was at first suppressed, as it was perceived a threat to the absolute power of the King. However, it was eventually embraced by both the Draconian and Erynian kingdoms. The monarchs of Draconia and Erynia both claimed to be the head of the Érdinæst church, which would lead to conflict in the future.
The period of relative peace was followed by a completely different period of war. Draconia and Cylin fought a long and brutal war with each other, with Cylin losing an embarrassing amount of land to Draconia. Meanwhile in the far southwest, the Kingdom of Ryvenn fought with the Garconzi nomads, who won and took over Ryvenn's entire territory. The Kingdom of Draconia took Cylin's capital, driving the Kingdom of Cylin to only Davenporte. Draconia was now fighting a war with both Erynia and the Garconzis. The Garconzis were eventually defeated by Draconia, but stayed at war with Erynia for many decades. With the monarchs of both knigdoms claiming to be the true head of the Érdinæst church, the war was partially a religious struggle.
Age of Enlightenment
The Age of Enlightenment, the period between (year) and (year), saw the rise of science, reason, and democracy. Many influential Erynian and Draconian scientists, philosophers, and artists came out of this time period.
1757 saw the Portländian Democratic Rebellion, an attempt to create a democratic government in modern-day Nove Portlände. It was crushed by the Draconian government and its leaders publicly executed. Today, a statue of both the rebellion's leaders stands in Portländsitte.
As both Draconia and Erynia look outwards to find colonies, and tensions rise between the two kingdoms, Princess Prince Alegàrne of Erynia was sent to Scarelya (the Draconian capital) to marry Princess Margariie of Draconia, pacifying the two kingdoms' relations. The kingdoms officially united when Alegàrne was crowned king, and the Union of Erynia and Draconia was established in 1869. King Alegàrne died at a relatively young age after a series of heart attacks. The unification of the kingdoms gave them both more power than ever before, and a period of economic prosperity ensued.
The early 20th century saw the rise of socialism and communism around the globe, including in Erynia and Draconia. The first socialist political party to win an election was the Socialist Party in Revòn, Wæstyrdraconia. It won the 1913 municipal election, and started a wave of socialist thought throughout the country, including its capital city Erynsitte. Being the seat of the monarchy, socialism did not go well with the city and state leaders. All communist parties were banned inside the state, as well as in neighboring Ästererynia and Wæstyrdraconia, two states where socialism was very popular.
In 1914, the Social Democratic and Labor Party was founded. It quickly gained popularity among the working class as a reformist left party.
As the Depression of 1936 hit, the lasseiz-faire economic model proved incapable of properly running the economy, and socialism and Keynesianism both boosted in popularity.
The left-wing of the country won an election in 1938, with a coalition between the Social Democratic and Labor Party, Radical Democratic Party, Center Party, and Liberal Party. Each election, the Social Democrats gained more votes.
In 1945, Erynia and Draconia declared war against ___. The war was an embarrassing loss, with a significant amount of Eryconians dying unnecessarily. The Parliament and King became extremely unpopular, especially among students. While cries to abolish the monarchy had been growing over the decades, the anti-monarchy movement finally came to the forefront of Eryconian politics.
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