Elhádhon

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Realm of Elhádhon
Reghándaìr Elhádhon
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CapitalKünsmen
Largest cityKünsmen
Official languagesElhádhad
DemonymElhádhwl
GovernmentPresidential Republic
Population
 • Estimate (2014)166,205
GDP (PPP)2014
 • Total$2.31456 billion
 • Per capita$24,000
TimezoneWUT + 9 h
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Elhádhon, officially known as the Realm of Elhádhon (Elhádhad: "Reghándaìr Elhádhon, ᚱᛗᚸᚨᛅᛉᚨᚣᚱ"), is an island nation located off the southern coast of Archanta, around 60 kilometers from Neo Delta.

Elhádhon’s far-flung location in the Southsea (Elhádhad: "Lór Kìeláth") means that it has developed until very recently in great isolation from the rest of the world. This was also furthered by government policy until the 1910s which heavily limited trade, travel and migration with other countries.

History

Mesolithic

Elhádhon’s first known inhabitants settled on the islands sometime in the 23rd Century BC, these original inhabitants are called the “Kîora”. Archaeological evidence points to the Kîora being a primarily nomadic people who stayed on the coastal fringes, with only the occasional find located along rivers extending into what was dense old growth forest. Excavations of camps carbon-dated to the Kìora period indicate that their diet primarily consisted of fish and other sea-foods, supplemented by deer, elk, boar and auroch.

The Kîora began to decline however starting in the 15th Century BC, possibly caused by shifting climate and decreased marine fertility, and by the arrival of new groups. By the 13th Century BC they had been entirely superseded by the Atrésaì culture. It is in the arrival of these peoples that agriculture of cereals & vegetables, and permanent settlements first appear. The Atrésaì people also were the first to colonise the interior and highlands, and at its height constructed large megaliths whose purpose is as yet unknown.

Middle Ages

The arrival of the Atrésaì people didn't only cause an agricultural revolution but also the establishment of a monarchy, which dates back to the year 521 AD with the first King being Elhádhon Gradòr, after whom the kingdom was named from his death in 553 AD on. There isn't a lot of information about the time span from circa 600-1200 AD since the Atrésai didn't have chronicles or similar manifestations. The historic old towns of Andreassjäda and Künsmen however, tell us that the Atrésai built settlements preferably near the seaside and out of local fir wood. Under King Meldovin Gradór, whose rule started in 1231 AD a national identity was first established. From Meldovin's rule on, the inhabitants call themselves Elhádad and identify through their unique culture.

Early Modern Age

As mentioned, a Elhádad national identity was created through culture. This was even more so in the Early Modern Age. Famous composers from this time are Ernst Lumm, Fin Lemk and Jorg Blimms, who composed the national anthem "Elhádad te Ärsess". Besides named composers, the art scene was shaped by Helga Minsdón and Jan Bjesdtest. Concerning science Elhádhon wasn't too far developed and missing relations with other kingdoms didn't boost progress.

Geography

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