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At the year 1648 princess Elizabeth died, and few months later so did King Harald I. Crown Prince Sverre was then crowned as King Sverre I at the capital, Osfjord. With collonsation and imperialistic wars happen all around the world, his majesty had ambitions to do the same. Sverre I made several reforms of the millitary and specialy its fleet. Trade with [[Asendavia]] made the upgrading and modernsation of the Norgsveltian fleet became relatively easy. The challenge was changing the military structure of the land army, since while Hirden was okay with modernsation they despised the new structure. After years of disagreements between the king and hirden that was supported by the council of elders, an compromise was made were the new structure was made with the exception that hirden and their decendants was given special status within the country. On 1653 Sverre I sent an diplomat demanding the clans on Eyjar to become an protectorate to Norgsveldet, the clans accepted on the condition they got autonomy within the realm. King Sverre also expanded the borders with settling uninhabited lands, Sverre I was also unsuccessful at trying to convert the nation to christianity. After riots and protests from the council of elders, his majesty king Sverre I chose to abdicate at the year 1668 at the age of 56. His son Varg was corronated at the age of 34 as king Varg II of Norgsveldet. Varg II continued reforms on the millitary and trade. King Haakon I took over year 1708, under his rule millitary reforms was halted and the nation went through an increase an economic book. However at 1754 under the leadership of King Gustaf I, he joined an disastrous war against which forced the colony of Eyjar to "Great Morstaybishlia".  
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At the year 1648 princess Elizabeth died, and few months later so did King Harald I. Crown Prince Sverre was then crowned as King Sverre I at the capital, Osfjord. With collonsation and imperialistic wars happen all around the world, his majesty had ambitions to do the same. Sverre I made several reforms of the millitary and specialy its fleet. Trade with [[Asendavia]] made the upgrading and modernsation of the Norgsveltian fleet became relatively easy. The challenge was changing the military structure of the land army, since while Hirden was okay with modernsation they despised the new structure. After years of disagreements between the king and hirden that was supported by the council of elders, an compromise was made were the new structure was made with the exception that hirden and their decendants was given special status within the country. On 1653 Sverre I sent an diplomat demanding the clans on Eyjar to become an protectorate to Norgsveldet, the clans accepted on the condition they got autonomy within the realm. King Sverre also expanded the borders with settling uninhabited lands, Sverre I was also unsuccessful at trying to convert the nation to christianity. After riots and protests from the council of elders, his majesty king Sverre I chose to abdicate at the year 1668 at the age of 56. His son Varg was corronated at the age of 34 as king Varg II of Norgsveldet. Varg II continued reforms on the millitary and trade. King Haakon I took over year 1708, under his rule millitary reforms was halted and the nation went through an economic boom with his reforms on trade. However at 1754 under the leadership of King Gustaf I, he joined an disastrous war against which forced the colony of Eyjar to "Great Morstaybishlia".  
  
  

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The United Kingdoms of Norgsveldet
MottoFor our beloved country, freedom and Royal House
AnthemVi er ikke slaver (We are not slaves)
Capital
and largest city
Osfjord
Official languages Norgsveltian
old Norgsveltian
Recognised regional languages Staynish
Ethnic groups (2017) 76% Human
20% Elves
4% Nekos
Demonym Norgsveltian, Norg, Nord
Government parliamentary Constitutional monarchy
 -  King Olav I
 -  Prime minister Johanne Sverdrup
Legislature The Grand assembly
Establishment
 -  The Union agreement of 1594 1594 
 -  Act of unity 1624 
 -  current consitution 1850 
 -  Treaty of Osfjord 1982 
Area
 -  Total 237,400 km2
91,661 sq mi 
Population
 -  2024 estimate Increase 76,306,933
 -  2018 census Increase 74,445,788
 -  Density 314/km2
813.3/sq mi
GDP (nominal) 2017 estimate
 -  Total $1,5 trillion
 -  Per capita $20,000
Currency United Krone (UKR)
Date format DD/MM/YYYY
Drives on the right
ISO 3166 code UKN
Internet TLD .nrg

The United Kingdoms of Norgsveldet, commonly known as Norgsveldet is an unitary sovereign state and is an relatively small nation located in north west of Concorde. Norgsveldet is an Constitutional monarchy with an parliamentary system. With the current Monarch being his majesty King Olav I since his corronation 1st July 2002, with his eldest daughter Ingrid being heir. The nations's population is 74,445,788, with it being relatively spread out. The capital is Osfjord, the nations biggest city and the nations main centre of finance and trade. Osfjord urban population being at 9 million, beating Norgsveldet second biggest city Hirdviks population of 7 million. Hirdvik is often called as Norgsveldet cultural capital with it's several of cultural buildings, museums and resturants.

Etymology and terminology

In the beginning of Norgsveldets founding it was called The United Kingdoms of Riksheim and Novreheim or more commonly Riksheim-Novreheim, however there were several of disagreements of which nations name should be first. Which was only solved after the act of unity were the both kingdoms agreed on calling the nation after the geographical region both kingdoms is placed in. Norgsveldet name come from what ancient traders called the region, mean the northern realm. The first documented use of name, is at 100 AD. Some disagreement have beem about the offical name for Norgsveldet. Some meaning that the nation should be called the kingdom of Norgsveldet, instead of the united kingdoms of Norgsveldet. Debates about it is still being held with some arguing that nations of Riksheim and Novreheim has been so intertwined both in political and cultural that the diffrence between them is non existence, this can also be seen in politics where the more liberal and social democratic parties is for changing the name. However from the more conserative parties they argue that keeping the name as it is fits with long history of Norgsveldet.

History

Prehistoric Norgsveldet

The oldest foundings of humans in Norgsveldet is from 25,000 years ago, having come from southern Concorde. With elves coming to Northern parts of Norgsveldet 50,000 years ago. These early years of the regions history was mostly known by nomadic people, and hunter-gathers societies. It is estimated that people living in the region started making clans and making farms around 5,000 years ago. It has been questioned that this started in southern parts of Norgsveldet. Not much else is know about this period other then when it was, and that there were little to no conflict.

King Sigurd uniting the clans of Novreheim, year 1010
King Ragnar of Riksheim sitting on his throne, year 1090

The Kingdoms of Riksheim and Novreheim

The kingdom of Novreheim was founded by an clansman of the name Sigurd from the northern parts of Norgsveldet. While sources vary from how he united the clans, or why he did it. It is however well documanted what systems he put in place during his rule. Such as creating an council of elders that made Novreheim an elective monarchy. Also creating folksting, an assembly where people from all diffrent social classes could meet to advice the king, and Sigurd also created an conscribt system that would be avaible to quicker mobilise soldier (very poorly trained soldiers). But should be noted that some of these systems were very quickly replaced by later kings. In the south an jarl going by the name Ragnar Haraldson was also unting chiftendoms and clans. According to sagas from Riksheim Ragnar united Riksheim through several millitary campaigns, or with financing rebellions in other clans. He is also often called by the title "Ragnar the terrible" because of his harsh rule over his subjects. It is said that many people under his rule fled to Novreheim to escape prosecution. Ragnar was avaible to hold the control of Riksheim through funding an proffesional and loyal millitary called hirden that was only loyal to him. Which made Riksheim in modern standards an millitary dictatorship. However later kings would after a while calm down the usage of Hirden to create a better and centralised nation. Such as king Ragnar II that made laws that protected farmers. During the 1200s there were big emigration from Novreheim and Riksheim, with people wanting to settle away from the kingdoms to become more free from that rule of the kings. According to old sagas the people emigrated to an region called Eyjar, which means islands in old Norgsveltian. Eyjar making up the modern day borders of Inters Gram

Riksheim is also well known for their pagan warriors that often pillaged their neighbours and trading ships that went to the region. While Novreheim was well known for their tradesmen and was a place for many traders and merchents visited their coasts. Nations like Staynes even made trading posts there in 1520.

The Union agreement of 1594

King Varg preparing for his speech about the union, year 1594
Princess Elizabeth staring at the lights

On May 2 1584 tension between Novreheim and Great Morstaybishlia was rising. After the newly crowned king Fredrik V decided that trade with Great Morstaybishlia shall end, stating that the trade with them is unfair and not beneficial. This decision angered the king of Great Morstaybishlia who at 1st July ordered his fleet to embargo Novreheim, which was greeted by the smaller weaker Novreheim navy in 1585 January 14th. With an warning shot from Novreheim fleet accidentaly hitting one of Morstaybishlian flag ships, the Morstaybishlian-Norveheim war started. While the navy of Novreheim was eaily crushed, the early years of the war was still safe on land. However because of the long distance, but at the year 1586 12th July the first troops from Great Morstaybishlia landed on Novreheim shores. Morstaybishlian troops clashed against Novreheims troops at the battle of Hirdvik, 140 000 Morstaybishlian soldiers against 90 000 soldiers from Novreheim led by King Fredrik V himself. The battle at first looked like it would be an Novreheim victory, but after an lone gun shot hit Fredrik V the moral droped for his troops and they fled. With Novreheims king dead with no heir, the council of elders was in panic. While there were disagreements on what to do, the council of elders knew that asking for peace is to surrender to whatever demands is asked for. This terrified councilsmen which made them desperate for any help. They turned to their neighbour in the south for help, King Varg I of Riksheim was unsure what to do. Varg I was sure that if Novreheim falls his nation is next, but going to war for simply protecting an other nation would anger his people. There were people close to him that adviced him that an union between Riksheim and Novreheim, after getting convinced by his daughter princess Elizabeth an document of union was made. After ensuring the council of Elders that the union would be equal and loose, they agreed on the condition that Riksheim help them with their war first. With newly well trained troops coming from Riksheim, the 25 000 soldiers that fled from the batlle of Hirdvik united with troops from Riksheim creating an unified army of 135 000. Easily crushing 80 000 Morstaybishlian troops that was left of from the last battle, however with new reinforcement coming to the port of Ulvik. After several years of the unified army unsuccessfully trying to siege out soldiers inside Ulvik, the unified army stopped its sieg by the orders from crown prince Harald of Riksheim. However after massive loses from both sides, King Varg agreed on signing a peace with king Lambertus IV of Great Morstaybishlia. Which allowed Great Morstaybishlia to keep the port of Ulvik, but was forced to sign war reperations and to stop all influnce in the region. After which the kingdoms of Riksheim and Novreheim sign the union agreement of 1594 17th of May, with King Varg I stating that the union will be equal and loose. Which can be seen when the only thing the two kingdoms shared was an common foreign policy and millitary, with even two seperate head of states, King Varg I of Riksheim and Queen Elizabeth I of Novreheim. With King Varg I putting princess Elizabeth as queen in Novreheim to ensure that the council of Elders would not pick an monarch that would go against him.

Act of Unity

King Harald I at the age of 50

While officaly in name an union, commonly it was more seen as an alliance. While Varg I thought that by putting his daughter would ensure his control over Novreheim, he was proven wrong when Elizabeth I actively disagreed with his views. Which could be seen at 1608 where King Varg I ordered her to increase millitary spending on her side of the kingdom, however Elizabeth disobeyed her father by stating that more millitary spending is not needed for building the new union. There were other disagreements like trade, taxes and political power between the two monarchs. The biggest diseagreements between the two was that Elizabeth wanted to increase the power of the council of elders. This inraged King Varg as it limited the little power he already had over Novreheim, but was welcomed with open arms from the council of elders. At the year 1624, 13th October King Varg I died, and his son Crown Prince Harald was crowned King Harald I of Riksheim. Because of their mourning both King Harald I and Elizabeth I promised to work together not only as two leaders of one nation, but as family. With certain disagreements still left both made an new and more unified document of the union. At 1624 21st of October King Harald I and Queen Elizabeth I with their advisers made an new consitution and renamed the nation into the United Kingdoms of Norgsveldet. The document first and second paragraf is: 1p The United Kingdoms of Norgsveldet is an equal, fair and free union between the Kingdoms of Novreheim and Riksheim. 2p The union shall have an common foreign policy, millitary, monarch, taxes and legislator. King Harald I was decided has the common monarch for Norgsveldet for his millitary expirence, however Elizabeth became the king's most trusted adviser. The council of elders was also given more power and could limit how much the king could demand in taxes. With Harald becoming the king of both Riksheim and Novreheim, he was called King Harald I of the united kingdoms of Norgsveldet.

Peak of power (1644-1754)

At the year 1648 princess Elizabeth died, and few months later so did King Harald I. Crown Prince Sverre was then crowned as King Sverre I at the capital, Osfjord. With collonsation and imperialistic wars happen all around the world, his majesty had ambitions to do the same. Sverre I made several reforms of the millitary and specialy its fleet. Trade with Asendavia made the upgrading and modernsation of the Norgsveltian fleet became relatively easy. The challenge was changing the military structure of the land army, since while Hirden was okay with modernsation they despised the new structure. After years of disagreements between the king and hirden that was supported by the council of elders, an compromise was made were the new structure was made with the exception that hirden and their decendants was given special status within the country. On 1653 Sverre I sent an diplomat demanding the clans on Eyjar to become an protectorate to Norgsveldet, the clans accepted on the condition they got autonomy within the realm. King Sverre also expanded the borders with settling uninhabited lands, Sverre I was also unsuccessful at trying to convert the nation to christianity. After riots and protests from the council of elders, his majesty king Sverre I chose to abdicate at the year 1668 at the age of 56. His son Varg was corronated at the age of 34 as king Varg II of Norgsveldet. Varg II continued reforms on the millitary and trade. King Haakon I took over year 1708, under his rule millitary reforms was halted and the nation went through an economic boom with his reforms on trade. However at 1754 under the leadership of King Gustaf I, he joined an disastrous war against which forced the colony of Eyjar to "Great Morstaybishlia".


Liberal rebelions and industrialisation (1800-1900)

Prime minister Christian Michelsen
Rolig jord, from the painter Edvard Hansen

Under the rule of King Haakon II Norgsveldet went through several social and economic changes. However several of those changes was seen with great criticism from workers and students, that also demanded more to say in how the goverment is run. With massive strikes being harshly oppressed by millitary intervention, what started as small protests and strikes was turned into full rebelions. At 1837 King Haakon II was shot dead by the liberal rebels, as such his son Fredrick was corronated king Fredrick I. However his rule was also cut short when his palace was surrounded by the angry crowds at 1848, which forced him to abdicate for the favor of his more liberal brother Prince Varg. After his corronation at 2nd of January 1849, the start of his rule was the start of making Norgsveldet into an Constitutional monarchy. At 1850 10th of April, King Varg III assembled an national assembly from people accross the nation. Where both nobles and commonors was represented. As such the current constitution was formed, which ensured the freedom of protest, press and speech. It also heavily limited the powers of the king, effectly making him an symbolic figure. However it ensured that king had some royal powers incase of war and emergency. The first elections was held at 1851, with the political parties of National Centre Party (NCP) and the Liberal national party (LNP). With the Christian Michelsen of NCP being chosen as the first prime minister of Norgsveldet. With his policies Norgsveldet went through heavy industrialisation. Norgsveldet went also through an big population boom during the 1800s, going from 22 million at the start of 1800 to 49 million at 1900. The 1800s was also a time of national romanticism in Norgsveldet. With several famous paintings from famous artists.

1950s-1990s

Painting of Crown Prince Olav

After the election of 1954, prime minster Agnir Hansen was elected as the first elven prime minister and the first labour party prime minister. After several years of the politics be dominated by NCP and LNP. Agnir Hansen policies ensured more welfare, higher social securities, higher taxes and more state owned companies. With foreign policy being one of isolation, as he tried to make the nation more self sufficient. At 1965 Ragnar Aasen from LNP was elected as prime minister. Under his ministry the nation went through an financal crisis, which made new and more extreme political parties pop up. Such as the Imperial Union Party and the Fatherland party. At 1974 under the NCP, the nation allowed Great Morstaybishlia to build millitary bases and station milllitary personel on islands near Norgsveldet, which later caused the 1980s political crisis of Osfjord While also trying to convince Great Morstaybishlia to give independence to Eyjar now called Inters Gram. At 1982 the treaty of Osfjord was written between Norgsveldet and Great Morstaybishlia that trade agreements would be made between the two nations and that Norgsveldet would still allow the millitary bases and troops to be stationed þrjúland islands and Isles of Sjökeyjareyja. The 1990s also was filled with controversies, in 1992 crown prince Sverre was forced by his father to give up his title and give it to his younger brother. Crown prince Sverre was caught red handed in involving himself in politics with sending funds to the Imperial Union party, an far right monarchist party. However crown prince Olav was also caught in controvery when people found out about his relationship with an neko immigrant, however with mostly support from the working class and middle class this controversy calmed down. He was finnaly allowed to marry his wife at 1997 when he was avaible to convince his father to allow it, his father being mostly against it simply for his traditional view that royals should marry royals or upper class citizens. During these years it ensured NCP dominance in Norgsveldet politics


Politics

Johanne Sverdrup, Prime Minister since 2016
NCP: 303 LP: 126 LNP: 90 FP: 60 AD: 21

The politics of Norgsveldet take in the framework of an parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy. The goverment being divided into three diffrent branches. The King, currently his majesty Olav I is the head of state. The king holds an mostly symbolic postion that holds some limited powers. The king however has the power to intervene in case of emergency, while the case of emergency was set loosely in the constitution it has been widly accepted in the case of war, or if the grand council (the cabinet) is going against the constitution. The king can also intervene within politics if the grand council allows it. However with most of the case, the monarch is only really ceremonial and symbolic figure. The king also serves as Supreme Commander of the armed forces of Norgsveldet. The prime minister, currently Johanne Sverdrup, is the head of goverment. She appoints the grand council ministers, with approval of the majority of the grand assembly (the parliament). The Prime Minister, along with the Grand Council forms the executive branch of the government which handles the work of actually governing the country. While only the councils ministers can vote, other executive officials may attend. The Grand Assembly is an Unicameral Parliament, which has 600 members that is elected every four years, that is based on Party-list proportional representation. A member of The Grand Assembly is called an Assembly representative, or in Norgsveltian: Tingsrepresentant. While Riksheim and Novreheim shares an national goverment which means most laws is shared, certain things like minor laws, education and land managment can differ from the two states because of the local goverment within it. The Grand Assembly has 5 political parties represented, with the biggest one being the National Centre Party(NCP) with 303 out of the 600 seats. With an coaltion of the Labour Party(LP), Liberal National Party(LNP) and the Asatru Democrats(AD). With the Fatherland Party(FP) being issolated within their political views.

Millitary

Norgsveltian Armed Forces is the millitary organisation in charge of the defense of Norgsveldet. It consist of four branches, Norgsveltian army, United Royal Navy that includes the coast guard, United Royal Airforce and Norgsveltian Home Guard. As well with other joint departments. The standing army during peace time is 446,675 which is both the millitary staff and the civilian staff, with reserves of 744,445. While An organised military existed in 1594, however it was divided between the seperate kingdoms. During the act of unity the millitary was fully unified. The total budget of the millitary is 185 billion UKR ($37 billion). The Norgsveltian navy has 1 helicopter carrier, 5 Buena Vista Class Destroyers, 10 frigates, 15 submarines, 25 corvettes and 30 patrol vessels

Economy

Norgsveldet economy is heavily industrialised with the biggest industries in the nation is coal, fishing and shipbuilding. Southern parts of the country is big on shipbuilding, fishing and electronics. The southern parts of the country is the most industralised and urban. Northern parts of the country is more rural and less indutralised but has rich natural amount of natural resources such as petroleum gass, aluminium and timber. The nation had an large agriculture in the early 1900s, but after Norgsveldet finance crisis of 1990s the prices of Norgsveltian food skyrocketed thanks to inflation on Norgsveltian food. This made several farms go empty, thanks to increase of people from rural areas going to either the urban areas or to more people chosing to rather work in the petroleum indutry or the aluminium industries.

Culture

Religion

Mjölnir necklace, symbol of the Asatru god Thor

The main relgion in Norgsveldet is Asatru With 45% belonging to Asatru temple of Norgsveldet, 25% beloning to Christianity which 77% of those christians belonging to Lutheranism, 20% of Norgsveltian christians follow Catholicism and 3% Orthodoxy. 25% of people don't follow any religion, with the majority of them being agnostic. 5% of all Norgsveltians follow an relative new faith called Norism, a faith that came up in the 1700s first as an idea by christians to convert Asatruars to christianity. The idea was meant to compare the similiarities between Jesus and Odin to convince Asatruars that christianity was just an contiuesation of their own faith. This idea however back fired and ended up making an religion that is an hybrid of both religions. While Asatru does not have diffrent branches like christianity it does however not have one specific god to follow. While the god Odin is seen as the main god, it is often his son Thor that is frequently prayed to and whorshiped. Which also can be seen with certain people following the religion often wearing Mjölnir as a necklace. In an similare way with the cross being used as necklace. In 1950 the seperation between Temple and state happened, while attempt before was made it was not before under the labour party leadership of Agnir Hansen that seperation was succesful. There is however still some connection between the Asatru temple and state, more specificaly between the monarch and the temple. By Norgsveldet consitution the monarchy must be an fellower of the Asatru faith and it's teachings.

Geography

Demographics