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The S.P.Q.R. Senate and People of Rome, Is a nation deep to the northwest along world border. The city and initial settlements were established during the first days of the server, but the group's history stretches back much further than that. The legacy of the S.P.Q.R is a nation roughly designed upon periods of the 1st BC to 2nd Century CE Roman Republic and Empire. Roma, the capital is built in a strict Roman style, while many of its settlements are also themed historically.
- 1 History
- 2 Provinces
- 3 Politics
- 4 Economy
- 5 Census
- 6 References
It was in the first days of the world that NovaCeasar led the first Roman Settlers deep into the Minus Minus in search for a suitable city location.
At first they made camp in a location they called Sophia that would later become one of Rome's first provinces before settling on the location for the capital. The first Romans broke ground and hailed NovaCeasar Imperator and crowned her their leader. Work began in earnest in Roma and the surrounding territory.
Mummybundles would begin a settlement called Latifundia in the southern part of the Italian Peninsula while Zebra settled Caesarea Maritima on one of the islands east of Rome as part of what would eventually become the Province of Corsica and Sardinia.
In large part the early months went by largely without incident while the claims in and around the city of Roma were established a and built up.
After the inital phase of settling and establishing the capital a new wave of Roman citizens joined the city and a fresh wave of exploration and expansion began.
With the primary goal of creating a sustainable food supply and creating farms for XP production the boundaries of Rome were pushed in all directions to encompass a diverse range of biomes. Langly and Bloodhbound98 would establish settlements to the northwest in areas that would later be organized into the Provinces of Gallia and Germania while Mark_Antony settled to the southwest on the border of Luxembourg and Empasse in an area that would eventually become Hispania. NovaCeasar herself would continue in Roma to centralize the settlement efforts as well as overseeing Rome's sprawling rail development.
After sometime NovaCeasar worked with Empasse and agreed upon the Partitioning of Luxembourg which had fallen to inactivity as well as establishing claims on the island chain to the south of Italia in the area to become Achaia. Nova also worked with Daddy of Limnadia to incorporate the small Kingdom into the S.P.Q.R. and eventually a treaty was signed giving the land to Rome.
Many more minor outpusts, mines and camps, farms, and other unremarkable posts were left behind during the expansion. One of these allegedly gave rise to the nation of Lusitania months later.
Much of what the Empire is today was established during this period, although work remained to be done everywhere including the capital. The initial Rail lines were completed connecting Roma to places as far away as Impasse, Lexington, and The Commonwealth.
After an inital spout of growth and activity, Rome fell on hard times as activity and productivity decreased. The Census at the time recorded record lows. In an emergency NovaCeasar called for a meeting of the remaining Senators, constitutional law was suspended, and Nova became undisputed ruler over all of Rome.
During the current Era, many Romans have returned and activity and production have increased. During this era, SPQR was invited by the Principality of Kaltsburg to establish a protectorate over the nation, the first culminating in Roman support for Kaltsburg joining the United Northern Congress as an equal. The Second Protectorate of Kaltsburg eventually pushed for independance, and a vote lead to the seperation of what we today call Augsburg from the Protectorate and becoming an integral Roman province, (the first possession outside of the original SPQR core), and the independance of Kaltsburg as a Roman ally.
By November of 2018 several groups of citizens began to return to the motherland, and development has begun to rise as the nation get's back into a proper position to prosper.
Roman territory is partitioned into Provinces; not all provinces are the same.
The Senate can create Provinces that are just geographical areas administered by the Senate, but the Senate can go further and designate a capital town and a Prefect to govern the Province. Micro-states, vassals, and other organized territories are also classified as provinces but with recognition of their local governments' authorities within their boundaries.
The first Roman Province, Italia is the home to the capital city Roma as well as several other minor farms and settlements, most notably being Latifundia.
Latifundia is a large farming estate established by Mummybundles in the early days of Rome and served as the city's initial food supply before additional provinces were established. Today Latifundia is a stop on the rail south to the commonwealth.
The capital city itself is a sprawling metropolis built to be as grand as any city preceding it. Work in the capital continues, with the Senate having been completed there is still much work to be done.
Sophia can boast itself to be the first Roman settlement on the server, used by the first Romans as a camp before settling Roma city. Mummybundles retains the leadership of Sophia as the Provincial Prefect.
Sophia is home to several small farms and other builds, but its greatest landmark is a great arena.
Currently one of Rome's southernmost Provinces, Hispania was one of the first provinces set up during the days of expansion. The capital of the province is Valencia, an in-progress estate and village neighboring the farms. Hispania's importance to the empire lies in its dual Cactus and Melon farms which it produces for the capital.
After the Partitioning of Luxembourg Hispania's lands were expanded to incorporate the newly acquired territory to the south.
Mark_Antony is the Prefect of Hispania.
Corsica and Sardinia are two of the 4 major islands to the east of Italia and the namesake for the province.
Zebra established the first settlement on the island chain, Caesarea Maritima, and remains its Prefect. After the Treaty of Limnadia was signed, the four islands would be organized into the province it is today. The islands are the home to private estates and rail hubs connecting the capital to eastern territories and beyond.
One of Rome's frontier boundaries in the North. Germania is intended to be a border province as well as a farming estate.
One of Rome's newest citizens, Lucius, is currently working a logging camp in the area named the Colonia Lucius to clear land for eventual farms and supply Rome with lumber; a rail connects Colonia Lucius with Roma.
The regions northern most settlement is the settlement of Osnabrück, currently hosting Germanias northern most railway station and notable for it's early 1800's building style. It was founded in October of 2018 by NovaCeasar.
One of Rome's frontier Provinces, Gallia is a vast swaft of land to the east bordering Corvus (formerly Impasse) and unclaimed wilderness. Bloodhound98 did much of the initial work surveying the Province and establishing its boundary markers and laying out the planned partitioning of the Province for its eventual settlement.
Langly is one of the prominent residents of Gallia, constantly working to work and expand the sprawling farming complexes there around the settlement taking her name Colonia Langly. The Province remains one of the most productive in the Republic, producing melons, potatoes, carrots, and wheat. The settlement is connected to Roma by rail along the line that ends in Germania.
In September of 2018 a southern settlement was established, it is closer to the Impasse border than the northern settlement founded by bloodhound98 and unlike it's northern counterpart has direct rail access to Roma and Limnadia. The area is known for it's llamas and quarry, the latter of which produced most of the stone used to construct the Eastern Road, which is the areas most notable landmark.
In September of 2018, following the Principality of Kaltsburg holding a referendum on independance, the results showed that while most in Old Kaltsburg wished to be on their own, those in East Kaltsburg has chosen to stay with SPQR. Seeing this it was agreed to let E. Kaltsburg remain part of Rome, while Prince Deyan was allowed to retain his private residence there. Once the terms had been agreed to, Old Kaltsburg gained it's independance once more.
Afterwards, it was decided that a local citizen would become Proconsular Governor of the province, which was renamed in the days afterward to Augsburg by the Governor Muffinman125. Augsburg began to grow and develop following the change, and is now one of the fastest developing provinces in the Republic.
Hellas is a series of Nether islands in the ocean to the east of Latium, between the home Province and Germania and Gallia. No permenant residents live on the islands as they are inhospitable, but several quarries have been established there and the land itself is administered by the Senate.
Achaia is an archipeligo of islands to the south of Latium separating the home Province from the land of Kongisberg. The land is as of yet settled and remains a wilderness slated for future expansion, though as of October 2018 the area was connected to Ravenna by rail.
The S.P.Q.R. has descended into a constitutional dictatorship headed by NovaCeasar. There is a Senate and Consuls as well as other lesser officials, though the Princeps hopes to reinforce the constituion in full in the near future, with discussions on Consul elections currently underway.
Novaceasar reigns as Princeps Civitatis with the summation of power invested in every magisterial position in the constitution, 'namely that of Consul, Censor, and Urban Praetor', with the additional distinction of serving as the Pontifx Maximus, the leader of Rome's regligious and ceremonial affairs. Any successor to such a position is chosen by the current Princeps upon resignation, if willed the Princeps can hand their power over to the Senate and the republic will be restored.
There are always 2 Consuls in Rome to act as the chief administrators and heads of state, Mummybundles and MarkAntony currently fill the positions until such time elections can be held.
Prefects are the leaders of municipalities outside Roma up to an entire Province. They are responsible for the development and maintenance of their regions. Prefects are commonly chosen from among the Senatorial class.
The Senate has at various times appointed lesser sub-constitutional magistrates to handle various matters under their administration.
The S.P.Q.R. has the infrastructure to farm melons, cactus, wheat, potatoes, carrots, and nether wart as well as the territories to export nether and desert products. All infrastructure is in a constant state of expansion and being worked on.
In the capital of Roma a large marketplace is built near the central station along the main way in the city heading south. The Basilica can host shop stalls of 3 sizes with leases for vendors foreign and domestic.
There is no national currency in the S.P.Q.R. Everything runs on the diamond standard.