I don't know if this has been answered but do we operate off of the US dollar? Or is our currency gold backed?
That is a good question! It would be nice to know how many qhontirrācs go in a Txan (or vice versa).
For convenience's sake, most people peg their currency value to the USD.
I was wondering if the nations of the isles operate off of the USD or the gold standard.
Also anyone is free to use the Isles Freedom Network if they would like. I created it for nations that would usually have their media controlled, but still want to report happenings.
All that I ask is that you use it without bias or influence and refrain from posting your personal ads on it.
Up to them ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I'll refer to the value of Ioudaian drachma relative to USD OOC, but the drachma is backed by the full faith and credit of the goverment of Ioudaia, just like RL currencies are. Ioudaia does strike some gold and silver coins, but the metal content is worth far less than their face value (seigniorage).
Ngl, that's pretty accurate. Someone edit Cobra as the Bank of Gael and the protagonists as Gael countries.
Throughout the Imperial War, there were 36 Guns in service of the Imperial Magarati Army. The 36 Guns of Magarat had historically been administrative units of the hangates in the Khas-Kirat Empire that acted as military divisions of in times of war. Each Khas-Kirati or Aregean Ipachi family sent their eldest son (or even the eldest daughter if the household had no males) to serve the under the banners of their clan leader, hang or even the Mahang himself (depending on the scale of the conflict). Men conscripted this way added Bahadur ("brave") in their names (for example: Prem beomes Prem Bahadur) while the women could add Maya (for example: Prema becomes Prem Maya) and this is the main reason for the abundance of historical Khas-Kirati or Argean Ipachi names with these two titles. Ethnic groups like Magarati Domans, Nyssics and others were historically exempt from conscription; but they had to pay special taxes. This conscription system generated both manpower and income for the hangates, tribes and clans in the Khas-Kirat Empire that were always at war with each other throughout much of its history (if not invading or raiding other nations). During the Medieval Period, the numbers in a gun were inconsistent but generally larger tribes or hangates fielded between 10,000 to 20,000 warriors while smaller tribes or clans could only must a force barely a few thousand. After 16th Century (as a result of the Peace of Vendriothos established in the aftermath of the Battle of Sunwarshi), the term "gun" was used for standing armies of hangates.
On 11 November 1909, Tilija Hangma (the last "mainland Mgar" ruler of the Khas-Kirat Empire) was killed by a stray bullet in the crossfire between rebels and local authorities in Courlaroux, Dormill and Stiura. Her death, which till date is speculated to a deliberate assassination rather than an accident, resulted in the War of the Khas-Kirati Succession (also known as the Great Gael War in Gael or as the War of the Contested Throne in Raedlon). The northern hangates (Northern Magarati Alliance) supported the TBDNoronicanPRince while the southern hangates (Southern Magarati Pact) backed the Osean claimant from Razzgriz to the imperial throne. The great war was eventually won by the Nyssic Colonial Empire and her allies. In 1918, the newly-crowned TBDNoronnicanPrince exercised his powers as the Mahang by abolishing the Khas-Kirat Empire and replacing it with the Magarati Dominion under the Noronnican crown. While the Khas-Kirat Empire never had a fixed capital, the Magarati Dominion was heavily centralized around the capital Liba Hang (literally "Hang's Rest"; a city that the Noronnicans called "Libang").
However, the Magarati Domionion would last only for a decade. Growing resentment against the Noronnican rule, stemming from the controversial Nolon City Naval Arms Limitations Treaty that Magarati representatives had opposed while their Noronnican overlords proposed it, reached boiling points. The Magaratis were also unhappy that the Noronnican Canal Colony was a separate administrative division rather than the Central Canal and its adjacent areas, which they viewed as historical territories belonging to Liba Hangate and Mahakirat Hangate (the two northern hangates had sold these territories to their mutual ally Noronica to pay off the debts after becoming bankrupt due to the their failed attempts at constructing the canal and the financial burdens from the many wars that they had been involved in), being under the Magarati Dominion. In 1928, the increase in violence and the rebel army led by Hem Gauchan threatening to storm Liba Hang finally forced the Noronnicans to grant the Magaratis their independence before the situation escalated further. The outgoing Noronnican administrators and Gauchan's group signed a treaty that gave independence only to the Magarati Dominion and the Canal Colony and Myagdi Island (modern-day Tapu Sahar) were to be still part of the Nyssic Colonial Empire. It also had clauses that made the Magaratis signatories to the Nolon City Naval Arms Limitations Treaty, placed a limit of 100,000 men for the Magarati army and forbade them for declaring wars. Gauchan was particularly furious about these restrictions but an agreement was finally reached after the Magaratis declared they would honor these restrictions for the next ten years with faint promises of renewing the agreement in future if the Noronica and her allies offered them favorable deals.
Since Gauchan, a Keomoran Thakali residing in Liba Hang, was not a Mgar or even remotely related to any members of the various cadet branches across the Isles, he could not hold the title of Mahang. Thus, he took the title of "Emperor" instead and named his new nation the Empire of Magarat. For the next ten years, Gauchan heavily militarized the fledgling nation; completely ignoring the 100,000 men limit imposed on his army. During this decade, his government also rounded up Magarati Nyssics in concentration camps and carried out ethnic cleansing of Magarati Domans. By 1938, the Imperial Magarati Army was composed of 36 Guns with each having roughly 20,100 men in attack and 9,000 support units; maintaining a 67:33 ratio between the attack and support units. However, only a few of these units (such as the Gaidu Gun) were fully-operational at 1938 when the Magarati Invasion of Remodio began and all of the 36 Guns attained reached their maximum strength two years later after the Doman-Magarati War ended. A gun would typically consist of:
3 infantry and tank-mixed armored battalions with light tanks for recon
3 artillery battalions (36 batteries each); these artillery battalions could be further divided into 3 artillery sub-battalions (12 batteries each)
3 motorcycle, truck and horse-mounted mixed cavalry battalions that had half the men and weapons of an infantry battalion
Infantry, engineering, medical, signals and supply units made rest of the gun.
As the Imperial War progressed, the number of soldiers in a gun was expanded from 30,000 to 60,000 and then further to 90,000 while still maintaining the 67:33 ratio between attack and support units. The 36 Guns were highly mobile and independent in nature but often worked alongside each other, the Imperial Magarati Air Force, the Imperial Magarati Navy and armed forces of other Neo-Imperialist powers. The Imperial Magarati Armed Forces used the following equipment during the Imperial War:
1886 Night-Miyongma Rifle (Krag-Jorgensen)
Madsen M47 (it's technically post war - but it's bolt action so no reason why it couldn't have been used before)
Czech vz. 98/22 rifle
Czech vz. 24 carbine
Czech vz. 26 light machine gun
Czech ZB. 53 medium machine gun
1938 "Argean Cobra" Light Tank (Czech Panzer 35 and Panzer 38)
1938 M0 and M1 "Chuli Leopard" Medium Tanks (Hungarian Turan I, II and III)
1935 Samudera B-18 "Kirati Eagle" Fighter (Czech Avia B-534 biplane fighter)
1936 Samudera B-21 "Northern Bandit-Mask" Bomber (Russian Tupolev ANT-40 bombers)
1938 Samudera B-22 "Southern Snakebird" Fighter (Czech Avia B-135 fighter)
TBD Battle of Xinkou
If there were to be an award for the nation invaded most by the Khas-Kirat Empire, Domanania would be clear winner. However, when the Doman-Magarati War is mentioned, it is generally the one that took place from 1938 to 1940. As part of their Plan C to take over the various islands in Mesder Sea and Southern Sea one by one, the Imperial Magarati Armed Forces invaded Remodio in 1938.
Post-war stuff: 12 Occupation Zones aka Bara Magarat
Zone 1 - 1 and 2. Chatha - San Montagna
Zone 3 4 and 5. Jaring - Razzgriz (also Sawneeak Atoll territory Dura Hangate)
Zone 4 6. Sinja - Aizcona
Zone 5 7. Tamsaling - Ktismandrasi
Zone 6 8. Tamuwan - Almorea
Zone 7 9. Mun - Roendavar
Zone 8 10. Chuli - Ioudaia
Zone 9 11 and 12. Mahakirat - Dothrakia
Zone 10 13. Liba Hangate - Segentova
Zone 11 14 and 16. New Forest and Tiwe Sivn - Keomora (she is doing Italy-style switcheroo)
Zone 12 15. Myagdi Island (Tapu Sahar) - Noronica
This is taking much more time than I expected.
Sooo as part of the revamped Weinamese history, I was thinking of having a TWI Vietnam war with Weinam spilt into two. A commie north and capitalist south. Other nations would be welcome to fight on either side depending on political stance. I've set the war from 1962 - 1968, though that can be adjusted. Still very early stages of planning, but ideas, collabs, think tanks welcome.
It would be great if each nation did list the value of their currency in US dollars.
Done. Since Nhoor has a complicated currency system however, I managed so far to have Excel calculate Nhoor amounts into US$ but I have to think about the other way around...
Like Wellsia, Nhoor doesn't use the basic decimal system. But I would still like to know the value of the qhontirac in dollars or vice a versa.
Look at the updates that
Keep on arriving with
TWI might, without them, be
Or at the least perhaps
The Western Isles Office of Information
- 190 Total Nations (+30), 59 delegate endorsements (+/- 0), 22,634 RMB pages (+8)
- 56 Members on the Map (+/- 0)
- The newly arrived: Yekarinon, Castiel Republics, Bonkrippers, Livastonia, Friedenstifterland, New Gibello, The Southern and Eastern Patricians, Ederas, London FC, Midlothian Republican State, Caber, The Wolf Den, Wuan Dynasty, Xandopiaa, Dernosia, Gregorian Republic, Anarchopistan, Kingdom of Corea, Yevgueni, Grugya, Qui Dynasty, The Wuans And Quias, Musamiko, Vukmire, UNION OF FASCISTS AND CAPITALISTS, Bhikkustan, Karkota, United Peaceful Hearts, Thromsa, Humdovia, Daggerlund, Cantanzania, Azure State, Draxdonia. Welcome (back)!
This week's dispatches:
- Equilar published "learwater Museum of Equilarese Vexillology / Musée de vexillologie équilaise en Clearwater [WIP]"
- Almorea published "GASTRELL, Edward (1714 - 1789), general, frequent turncoat"
- Almorea published "The adult film elephant judicial controversy of 2004-2007"
- Aizcona published "Txurio-class unprotected cruiser [WIP]"
- Brulafi published "Brulafi during the Imperial War"
- Townside published "The Land of Townside - Geography"
- Townside published "The Land of Townside - Politics"
- Townside published "The Land of Townside - Military"
- Townside published "The Land of Townside - Trivia"
- Ainslie published "Emergency Responders Ainslie"
- Nhoor published "Music in Nhoor"
- Ainslie published "Endar Biotech"
- Ainslie published "Nordox Pharmaceutical"
- Seneica published "Seneica | Red Cross 🚑 (WIP)"
- Livastonia published "The Federal Republic of Livastonia Overview"
- Wuan Dynasty published "Is it possible for an United Qui And Wuan Kingdom"
- Athara Magarat published "36 Guns of Magarat - A List of Magarati Surnames"
- Athara Magarat published "36 Hangunates of Magarat - A List of Magarati Cities"
- Brulafi published "Brulafi (Portal Page)"
- Segentova published "Segentovan Automotive Syndicate (SAS)"
- Dragao do Mar published "Luta Matrak (martial art)"
- Karkota published "Karkotense"
- Karkota published "royal proclamation"
- Daggerlund published "A basic overview of the Republic of Daggerlund (Heavy WIP)"
- Dragao do Mar published "IFC - Isles Fighting Championship"
- Nhoor published "Raedlon Organization of States (ROS)"
114 embassies (+/- 0)
- embassy proposed with Bluecrown Keep
See the Regional Archives for the less recent Weekly Happenings format and days even further in the past.
Δρ1 ≅ $2.
1 Aprosian márk = $32.5