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Motto
"Plus Ultra" - "Ever Further"
National Anthem
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Capital
(and also largest city)
Santoreal
Official Language Escaloñian
Demonym Escaloñian
Government
Form of Government Absolute Monarchy
Rey (King)
(Head of State)
Alejandro IV (since 1748)
Heir to the Throne Carlos
Legislature
Upper House Consejo Real (Royal Council)
Lower House Consejo de Gobernadores (Council of Governors)
Formation
Unification 1339 AC
Official Data
Total Area 489,056 km²
Population (Dec. 1760)37,070,540
Currency Pieziculo (pezi for short)

The Kingdom of Escaloña (official name: Reino de Escaloña y sus terrerios de ultramar, Kingdom of Escaloña and it's oversea territories, pronounciation Ray-no de Es-ka-lo-yah e soo-s tear-ear-eyo ulramar or short Es-ka-lo-yah) is a country located in the south western part of Esradon, consisting of mainland Escaloña and spacious oversea territories. The mainland features a surface area of 489,056 km². Together with the around 7.5 million km² of oversea territory, Escaloña has a population of 37.07 million people as of Neigouze 1760.


Mainland Escaloña consists of ca. 80% of the Belrida Peninsula, two island groups, one in the Midland  Sea and one just of the Aphrina coastline in the Archonic Ocean. The mainland of Escaloña is in he north bordered by Castaire and to the south west by Portamundo and the Midland Sea to the east, the Bay of Gallius to the north west and to the mid-west bordered by the Archonic Ocean. Apart from the mainland, Escaloña has the island groups of Lepusaria (Archipiélago de Lepusaria) in the Midland Sea and Aveminsular (Islas de Aveminsular) in the Archonic Ocean. The oversea territorries are consisting of the colonized nations of Terradoria, Bespidora, Solterra, Brureyo and Augmaria in the continent of Borcalia and the islands of Nueva Escaloña and Pozarbo.

Belridian cultures devoloped along with ancient Mahirtosian, an ancient Aphrinian culture, early Cantorian, early Ventaliccian and Galliusian settlements on the peninsula until it came under rule of the Piglin King, Nocturiel's underling. For nearly a century the peninsula was conquered by the Piglin forces. Until a magic user by the name of Marino under guidance of the angels drove away the evil forces and banished them to the Nether. This awarded him sainthood and his birth town was renamed Santo Marino. However the aftermath of this war against evil had most lands to be taken by the Gotheria Empire. The occupation by the Gotheria Empire lasted until the early 14th century, in which a unified Escaloña under the Cadrielist Monarchs led by king Fernando of Santicadrel and queen Celestina of Madregrial began the reclamation movement. After being freed from the Gotheria Empire these smaller kingdoms united back to Escaloña. The two largest regions were unified by marriage. After the reclamation and further unification, the Escaloñians began setting their sights on sailing beyond the known waters, even funding a fleet for the explorer sir Raul Borzal; who discovered the southern half of the "New World". His discovery of that "New World" has allowed more ships to set sail for conquest of new lands. And in just a few centuries Escaloña has expanded into a major global power thanks to their colonies in Borcalia.

Etymology

Escaloña derives from escalera and lona, these two words indicating their roots and ambition for sailing and exploring the seas as they contracted "steps to sailcloth" together. Their passion for sailing is notable in coastal towns, as many fishing boats are sail boats.

History

Antiquity

Reign of the Piglin King

Rise of Santo Marino

Death of Santo Marino

Middle ages

Rise of the Gotheria Empire

Fall of the Gotheria Empire

In Chalept of 1339 the nation gained independence and became a sovereign monarchy led by king Fernando I

Early modern period

Geography

Islands

Mountains and rivers

Oversea territories

The oversea territories of Borcalia contain a variety of landscapes, such as mountainous terrains, deserts and badlands, as well as dense jungle areas. Due to these condition a lot of land is not inhabited by many people.

Climate

Climate in mainland Escaloña has a few varieties.The Midland Sea climate, the oceanic climate, the arid climate and the mountain climate.

Biodiversity

The fauna contains a wide variety of animals, from ones native  to mainland Escaloña like pigs, cows, wolves, cats, sheep, chickens, rabbits, foxes, horses and donkeys to imported animals from the colonial territories like llamas, ocelots and parrots. The waters of Archonic Ocean, just of the coast, contains a variety of colorful tropical fish, puffer fish, salmon, squids, turtles and dolphins, the Midland Sea contains a variety of tropical fish, squids, turtles and puffer fishes. The rivers contain mostly cod, though when salmons are ready to mate they tend to swim in the rivers upstream to lay their roe. There are also a few different insects consisting of (ender)mites, silverfish and bees.

Most flora consists of large forest areas. Though deciduous trees like birch and oak make up most of the trees, there are also a few pine forests on the mainland. Aside from trees, Escaloña also has a wide variety of flowers.  


Politics

Government

Escaloña is an absolute monarchy with king Alejandro IV as the head of state, supported by his royal council who are divided in the ministries that govern the affairs of state assigned to these offices. The Chaplain of the Royal Family (capellán real) governs the ministry of religious affairs and magic, the Grandmaster of Arms (gran maestro de armada) governs the ministry of war and defense and is led by Hernando Peralta, High Steward of Escaloña ((lord) mayordomo grande) governs the ministry of domestic affairs and is led by Lucas Mauregato , Herald Captain of Escaloña(capitan heraldo) governs the ministry of foreign affairs and is led by Esqivel de la Silva, Vicar Soberano Ultramar governs the ministry of oversea terrotories and is led by Arias Alvarez, Treasurer (tesorero) governs the ministry of finances: Graviel Vasques and the positions of Royal secretary (secretario real) which is held by Simon de Dicastillo and of Viceroy, the king's younger brother Aurelio Manuel de Alboran 

Governance of the Regions and oversea territories

Law

Foreign Relations

Cantoras

Castaire

Escalona's main rival, often in conflict.

Česky-Mirava

Frennmærk

Osterlitz

Portamundo

As a colonial power, they could help gain more land overseas.

Prussien

Rothenia

Ventalicci

Since queen Matelda was a noble from Ventalicci they tend to have good bonds. Aside from that, they have a decent trade route between them, as they both are nations in the Midland Sea.

Armed Forces

Militar Real

Marina Real

Fuerza Aerea Royal

Guardia Real

Economy

Agriculture

Escaloña has thanks to it's soft winters ample chance to grow crops all year round. It transports crops across mostly south Esradon. Crops vary from wheat, beetroot, berries and imported goods from Borcalia such as potatoes, sugar canes and cacao. Aside from crops, they also have a pretty big livestock market. Meats and dairy are pretty much a standard in Escaloñian cuisine.

Gold mines

In the oversea territory of Terradoria, there are several mines rich with gold ore and is one of the major sources of income for Escaloña

Fishing

Due to being near the Archonic Ocean and the Midland Sea, as well as Bahia de la Garra, people in coastal towns make a living from catching fish and selling this not only in Escaloña, but also to the rest of the Midland Sea region. Preservation is done by stocking the fish in barrels with bonemeal.

Tannery and clothing

Demographics

Religion

Most of the population are Cadrielists. In coastal towns the people tend to favor the angel of water Fleuviel. And the ones in the mountainous regions tend to favor either the angel of earth Harahel or the angel of air Venerion. In major cities inland the angel of humanity Archon is more favored.

Language

The official language of Escaloñia is Escaloñian, and most people speak it. Though there are people in the border region that speak aside from Escaloñian also Castairian and coastal regions on the east side due to trading with Ventalicci Ventaliccian.

Education

Health

Magic

Major cities

Santoreal

Capital city of Escaloña and most populated area with 15% of it's population living within the city.

Dicastillo

Sarmiento

Puerto Fleuviales

Fuerteveneriones

Santo Marino

Santo Joaquin

named after st Joachim

Culture

Cuisine

Architecture

Art

Music and dance

Holidays

Dia de Santo Marino

Dia de Santo Joaquin

Borzal Day

On the 23rd of Germois the Borzal Day is celebrated, this date was when sir Raul Borzal arrived on the continent that now bares his name, This holiday is quite recent as it's annual celebration began in 1700 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the voyage of Raul Borzal. In larger towns and cities parades are held and in most places there's also a fair.

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