Lutécie

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Lutécie
Federal Republic of Lutécie / République Fédérale de Lutécie
FlagCoat of arms
Motto:
"Libre comme des oiseaux, dur comme la terre"
Free like the birds, hard as the earth
Location of Lutécie (red) shown in South Archanta, with a close detail of Lutécie with its departments outlined.
Capital
and largest city
Aparderien
Official languagesFranquese, Ingerish
 • Regional languagesNative Astrasian, Dutch equivalent.
DemonymLutécian
GovernmentFederal parliamentary constitutional republic
 • Queen (La Reine)Francisca Corres
 • Prime MinisterLemmeon Rovane
LegislatureParlement
 • Upper houseSénat
 • Lower houseChambres du Peuple
Area
 • Total60223.54 km2
23252.77 sq mi
Population
 • Estimate (2019)9,800,000
 • Density162.62/km2
421.19/sq mi
HDI (2019)0.800
high
Timezone+8
CurrencyAmbré (Æ) ((AMB))
Internet TLD.lt

Lutécie or the Federal Republic of Lutécie (Franquese: "République fédérale de Lutécie") or colloquially known as Lutèce and Lutecia (mainly in Earnestland) is a federal constitutional republic located near the westernmost point of Astrasia. It is a primarily Franquese-speaking country with a notable Ingerish cultural presence on the northern coast. The Head of State of Lutécie is the Prime Minister, while most of the country's power lies within the government and parliament.

The current state of Lutécie was formed by the union of two neighbouring colonies, the Franquese Colony of Luthia and the Ingerish Colony of Earnestland. The relationship between these colonies has led to a civil war in 18XX and high social tension. After unification, there were many disturbances such as riots, militia groups, bombings, and racism. However, in recent decades, refrendums have shown that the majority of people from both areas are adopting a more national Lutécian identity.

Lutécie borders Adalia and Esperantio to the west, Ôrlé to the north, Lhion, Westland and Ambrosia to the east. The capital and the largest city by population is Aparderien, followed closely by Port Baie-Roulante.

Lutécie is an active member of the Assembly of Nations and the SWAEA. It serves as an international trade supplier and is a major producer of wine, grapes, raisins, cheese, timber, meat and fruit. More advanced industries are emerging in the country, with major cities like Newdelen, Grossfumée and Port Baie-Roulante investing in manufacturing, technology, and telecommunications sectors. In 20XX, Lutécie was noted for producing xxxx kilograms of Mayon cheese.


Etymology

Engraving of Captain Herbert Lutèce.

The first Franquese settlers traveling to the new colony named it in honour of their captain, Hebert Lutèce, who commandeered the vessel and founded the city of Port Baie-Roulante. The settlers proclaimed the land, "Lutécie", which over time became anglicized into "Lutecia". Following unification with Earnestland, the original Franquese name "Lutecie" was adopted into the constitution, becoming the official name of the nation.

History

Prehistory

Lutécie is thought to have been first inhabited by the East Hamiscoux and Balthuks peoples. These people mainly settled in what is now modern-day Ambrosia as the mountain range separating the two lands was quite difficult to cross. Small tribes were formed, mainly in the southern part of Départment of Ouest-Hamiscoux (which owes its name to these natives). However, they did not spread much further than the Deveraux river. The Fariso people occupied the western tip of Astraisa, inhabiting the western regions of Lutécie.

Franquese Colonisation (16XX-1XXX)

In 16XX, Franquese sailors first sighted what is now, the western tip of Astrasia. Their intentions were to survey the coast and under royal orders, seek out a suitable location for a future colony. In 16XX, Franquese settlers settled in current-day Lutécie and Ambrosia, creating two 'sister' colonies.

Ingerish Colonisation (16XX-1XXX)

In an effort to compete with Franquese colonialization, the Ingerish settled in present-day Earnestland and quickly established a colony.

Lutécian Civil War (18XX-18XX)

Union of Lutécie

Modern History

Geography

Lutécie is located on the western tip of the Southern Archantan continent (also known as Astrasia). It is located between the 43rd and 44th parallel south and between the 124th and 129th meridian. It covers a total area of 60,263.25 km2 which contains a varied diversity of ecosystems. Most of the borders are defined by major rivers or mountain ranges. Most of the border between Ambrosia and the western nations of Adalia and Esperantio are formed from the elevated terrain. The Rillo river makes up a great deal of the border between Westland and Lhion. Lutécie is predominately surrounded by either large mountain ranges or hills, creating somewhat isolated and diverse ecosystems. The wide valley that runs along the Longue is the heart of Lutécie's population and economy. The fertile lands and relatively flat ground have led to large population density around the river. The east of the country is dominated by the Eastern mountain ranges and hills that extend into the central departments. The southern coastline has a high population density due to the relatively flat ground when compared to the hillier interior. The northern coast avoids the southern ocean current and has a less eroded coastline. A range of hills continues east of Aparderien and extends from Fairmouth to Plessix in Dutertre.

Geographical Extremities

Image of Pic Merveille in 2008.

The city of Surrillo is at the southernmost point of Lutécie before changing into Lhion and the Asperic Ocean. The northernmost point is located on the border with Ôrlé in the department of Earnestland. Down south, near Baie-Castamére, is the westernmost point, on the border with Esperantio. The easternmost point is located on the convergence of the borders of Lutécie, Ambrosia and Westland on the mountain of Pic Merveille (Mount Wonder) [2] in Départment de Ouest-Hamiscoux.

The longest river in Lutécie is the Longue at around 270km. Lac des Foirres [3] is the largest artificial body of water in the country due to the large Foirres dam. The highest point of elevation is Pic Chasseur [4] at 3240 metres above sea level in the Chaisne des Cavaliers range. The lowest point is along the Enquête Gorge which reaches around 54 metres below sea level. Lutécie's largest island is Île Gardienne along the southern coast of Department du Basfleuve.

Climate


Borders

Image of the old border crossing into Lutécie. (Le Visage Solennel can be seen in the distance [1].)

International border crossings in Lutécie consist of high-security facilities. In 19XX, all border crossings were upgraded with an advanced license-plate tracking system. Along the Eastern mountain range with Ambrosia, there are a number of old border posts that are not used anymore due to their remote locations. Such as this old crossing near Caveábois in Ouest-Hamiscoux [5] on the border with Ambrosia. Ambrosia and Lutécie have more relaxed border policies with each other, allowing for more freedom of movement between the countries.


Country Length (km)
Ambrosia 360km
Ôrlé 159km
Esperantio 87km
Westland 78km
Adalia 73km
Lhion 73km
Elixity 54km

Administrative Divisions

Départements of Lutécie

Lutéce is divided into multiple 'departments' which are then further divided into districts. There are nine departments in Lutéce.

Flag Name Capital Largest city Population Area (km²) Population density (per km²)
XX Zone Capitale-Nationale Aparderien Aparderien c. 1,800,000 XXkm² XX per km²
Flag of Earnestland Earnestland Newdelen Newdelen c. 340,000 XXkm² XX per km²
Flag of Ouvrardia Départment d'Ouvrardia Merbord Grossefumée c. 600,000 XXkm² XX per km²
XX Département du Dutertre Castamére Port Baie-Roulante c.1.650,000 XXkm² XX per km²
XX Département de Sousvaliers Toussaint Toussaint c. 300,000 XXkm² XX per km²
XX Département de Ouest-Hamiscoux Andelli Valfour c. 120,000 XXkm² XX per km²
XX Départment de Lemaigre Carrate Foirresville c. 890,000 XXkm² XX per km²
XX Département de Deveraux Port d'Espoir Port d'Espoir c. 1,200,000 XXkm² XX per km²
XX Département Mayon Placéglises Manon c. 3,000,000 XXkm² XX per km²

Government

Demographics

Franquese and Ingerish are both spoken throughout the entire country. They are both compulsory to learn in the national education program

Franquese

Ingerish

Indigenous people

- Hamiscoux people

Culture