|Kingdom of Superior|
The Star of the North
Anthem: Do you see the Star?
Royal anthem: Hail to the King
Superior in Green
|Official languages||English, German, Superioran|
|Recognised regional languages||Swedish, Norwegian|
|Ethnic groups||Germans ,Norwegian, Superioran, Lakotah|
|Establishment||March 13 1880|
|2,089,384 km2 (806,716 sq mi) (13th)|
|13/km2 (33.7/sq mi)|
• Per capita
very high · 4th
|Time zone||Central Time|
|Patron saint||Saint Paul|
Superior has underwent numerous political transformations. Prior to European settlement, the region was inhabited primarily by the indigenous tribes of the Great Plains. During the 18th century, most of Superior was controlled by the French and the British. While France ceded northern Superior to the British Empire in 1763, southern Superior remained French territory until the Louisiana Purchase when the United States purchased the land. The regions of the Louisiana Purchase which were later incorporated into modern-day Superior organized as the U.S. states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and the Dakotahs respectively. During the 1800s, an influx of Danish, Swedish, and Finnish settlers arrived in the then-American states of Minnesota and Iowa. After the War of Contingency, the Great Plains seceded from the Union and formed the Missouri. In 1880, Superior seceded from Missouri in the Superior War of Liberation, a two-year-long conflict. The Kingdom officially achieved independence from Missouri in 1882, citing cultural and linguistic differences, and ethnic tensions between the Germans, Scandinavians, and the Anglo-Americans. Following independence, the decision was made to establish a monarchy with Prince Henry von Hohenzollern of Prussia chosen to rule as its first monarch. On the other hand, the parts which formed Northern Superior today, were then known as the Dominion of Manitoba and the District of Keewatin. They were both annexed by Superior in 1901. The final part of Superior, the Northwest Territories, were acquired in 1912 by the Treaty of Yellowknife, which officially divided disputed claims over the northwestern continental Arctic coast between Alaska and Superior.
Most inhabitants of Superior are the descendants of German and Norwegian immigrants who migrated from the former United States between the 18th and 20th centuries. The two oldest cities and most important cities in the country are Königsberg am Mississippi (Minneapolis), and Neu Hamburg. Superior is heavily influenced by German and Scandinavian culture, and has often been nicknamed, "New Germany" and "Little Scandinavia".
See More: War of Contingency
Following the Assassination of Lincoln and the ensuing chaos the states of Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin all collectively issued the Unilateral Declaration of Independence of the Kingdom of Superior from the US and elected to crown the Prussian Prince Charles as King of Superior. When the War of Contingency first ignited between the Newly Declared Republic of Michigan, the Kingdoms stayed neutral opting not to join in the war. However when the Michiganers were pushed back, they sent a request of Aid to Superior to which they obligied. They issued a Declaration of War on the US and proceeded to sack the city of Chicago. After nearly a decade of war the Independence of the NU, Superior, and Michigan were recognized by the newly formed United Commonwealth.
See More: Canadian-Teuton War
The Canadian-Teuton war started over land disputes between the british empire and Superior in Canada. In particular, the regions of Western Ontario, and Manitoba in which German and Finnish settlers have been immigrating. It began when fighting between British soldiers and Teuton troops posted at the border, in the rainy river district. It resulted in the 1905 declaration of war against the British Empire. The fighting lasted for 5 years against the british empire. It was the first military success of the Teuton Nation and ended with a crushing defeat of the British forces at the battle of Thunder Bay. It resulted in the Treaty of Yellow Knife in which British canada was divided up between Superior and Michigan.
World War I
Post world war I
Teutonic Civil War
The Teutonic civil war was a war in Superior between the republicans(who wanted a Teutonic Republic) and were supported by the UC and the monarchists (who wanted to retain the monarchy) who were supported by Sierra, Originating in the ascent of queen Wilhelma to the throne and many people believing a queen shouldn't rule. The war ended for a 3 year period after the victory of the Republicans at the battle of Superior and the queen being captured and executed. They established the Republic of the Teutons. However leadership of the republic was very weak and their policies alienated many non-german groups in the country, most importantly the Norwegians of the Superior region.This ultimately resulted in the Exiled Monarchists in the Northern Provinces after the 3rd year of the republic existence managing to capture the capital and install young prince William as the king.
World War II
Superior through WWII maintained its neutrality this was mostly due to the internal turmoil of the country as the brief Republic of Superior (1939-1942) when it was finally overthrown by the monarchists who recaptured the capital and install the prince William as King of Superior. The damage sustained to Superior meant that it could not afford to enter World War II. The Era was mostly uneventful with rebuilding occurring and recovering from the economic shock of the war. This era in particular marked the end of the Noble Laws which allowed an aristocratic privilege to be granted to civilians. The king William was well known for his surrendering of his powers to his regent the President of Superior. This was done as a political move in order to suppress republican sentiment from rising in the country. The so-called economic miracle occurred near the end of this era, with Teuton economy soaring to new heights than before. This was mostly attributed to economic reforms conducted by the president at that time and investment into the steel industry, and most importantly the industrial sector.
Superior is a nation varied in geography. It's northern most territories are tundras. Throughout it's southern Territories are fertile plains that are the bread bowl of the nation. It's central region where most of it's pop is located is a forested area with over 11,000 lakes and 5,000 rivers. It's eastern-central region is filled with fertile grazing lands for cattle, and it's north-central region is filled with cool polar forests.
Government and Politics
The Government of Superior is an asymmetric Federal Constitutional monarchy featuring a parliamentary combined with a council democracy. The administrative units of Superior comprise of federal states, Freistädte, and Crownlands. A bunde is essentially a province of Superior, they are bound by federal law of the country but comprise a wing that has a changing number of representatives on the Parliament. Frei Städten comprise generally a metropolitan area of an important city, or populous City. They are not subject to Federal law, free to pass or ignore these laws at whim with the exception of Capital-level Laws which can only be passed by Parliament, there are currently 3 different Free City, being Brimsburg, Saint Anthony, and Duluth. They also control their tariffs and Taxes as of the Free cities act of 1997. Kronländern are essentially unincorporated territories of Superior. The federal representatives on the Council which elects the Chancellor (a primarily symbolic title), are elected by the Reichstag which is the parliament of Superior. The amount of seats on the Parliament are determined by the amount of seats in each wing. There are 4 wings comprising to the 4 regions with Federal states the Nord wing comprising of the canadian Federal states, the central wing Minnesotan Federal states, the ost wing Federal states in wisconsin, and the sud wing in the Iowan Federal states. The largest amounts of seats on the Parliamentment and the most important Wing is the Central one. The president works as the head of state,and elected by the people of the nation, since a constitutional change of 1942
Main Article: Monarchy of Superior
Being a Constitutional Monarchy, Superior has a hereditary monarchy following agnatic primogeniture that assumes the role as the head of state. Aside from powers associated with royal prerogative, the Teutonic Monarchy maintains a minimal role in Day-Day politics. They are mostly figureheads with little power ever since surrendering their powers in 1942 to the President. The Monarch represents the embodiment of the nation itself, and the lynchpin that holds it together.
The royal is the House of Superior, a branch of the German Imperial house of Hohenzollern (through the female line) and the house of Columbia (through the male line), it has it's origins in 1922 when Queen Wilhelma ascended to the throne after the premature death of her two brothers, and the death of her Father King henry I. King Henry I was invited to the throne of Superior when it was declared independent. They were exiled to the Canadian provinces (as they remained loyal to the monarchy) during the brief republic of Superior (1938-1941), until they recaptured installing the young prince William as king after the capture and execution of his mother Queen Wilhelma. His father the Sierran Prince Christian was installed as regent until he relinquished his powers to the president.
Superior maintains varied foreign relations among anglo-america as it sees itself as the vestige for german-americans. It harbors a dislike for the United Commonwealth due to their involvement in their civil war. While sierra has friendly relations due to close relations following their support for the Monarchy in the Teutonic civil war. It maintains some basis for cooperation with Texas due to their german-influenced culture. Cooperation between Superior and New england has been growing as well for the most part, most other states are neutral in their eyes. Due to reliance on Superior investment some has regarded Lakota as a Puppet state of Superior due to a custom unions between the two states and that many Teutons own large amounts of private land in Lakota. Superior is currently a member of the G20, being one of the most powerful states on the american landmass.
The Economy is fairly diversified between the Primary and Secondary sector with a growing voluntary sector. The economy is fairly rich making it among the top 10 (TBD) economies in the world going by OTL standards. Superior also has the 5th highest GDP per capita in the world, higher than Qatar, but lower than Ireland. The country's Primary Sector is very large and very important as it Occupies most of the America's corn belt producing well into the tens of millions bushels of corn each year producing around 30% of the region's corn. Wheat is another fairly important crop with around 100,000 bushels of wheats being produced every year. The Mining industry in Superior is also very important with large deposits of Taconite ore, and Iron ore being in the Great Lakes area, manganese,copper,nickel,platinum, and Titanium also exist. The Northern Wing holds some of the richest mineral deposits in the nation with Gold,and base metals being extensive. The potential for mining in the region however despite the wealth that is delivered is mostly untapped. An exciting prospect for the state of Superior. The Secondary sector lies within the Central wing where most industralization is located, manufacturing, and steel smelting form the majority of the Secondary sector. Due to recent competitive prices in the international scale the country has seen a shift to the Tertiary Sector. The importance of the sector is in the medical field which Superior has grown to promienence.
The population in total of Superior is approximately 25,200,000 according to the national survey conducted in 2012. 35% of the Pop currently identifies as Superioran 28% German 15% identify as Norwegian 14% are in other ethnic groups.
Around 51% of the Pop speak English as their first language (aprox 15,000,000 People) 24% of the pop speaks Norwegian As their first language (aprox 7,000,000), 25% of the rest of the pop speaks minority languages such as Swedish,Norwegian,Danish,finnish and Inuktitut.
The most widely spoken language of the country is Teutonic, a dialect of German. The dialect differentiate mostly in it's Vowels and consonants. 85% of Superioran speak english fluently according to the 2012 survey. The country also has a constructed language Superioran which uses english as a base but removes the non-germanic vocabulary and also prescribes to strict second verb order.
Main Article: Culture of Superior
The culture of Superior is highly diverse and very developed. Due to the country's heritage, many of it's cultural features are german and scandinavian influenced. The country possesses one of the finest theatrical features in North America, with the Guthrie theater in St.Anthony being one of the most critically acclaimed of all theaters.
Main Article: Folk Culture of Superior
Superior's most prominent and well known feature is its folk culture. For a nation so young it has developed a plethora of cryptids, myths, holidays, and tall-tales. An example of holidays is the Walpurgisnacht Festival . In essence a second halloween where witches are believed to come out at night and whisk children away. The night is celebrated with large dances and music to scare away the witches, along with bonfires. A popular cryptid within Teuton folk culture is the Wendigo of the Algonquian people. Believed to be the spirit of people who have succumbed to cannibalism it appears as a giant bipedal deer. It's bite will transform a person into a wendigo. Another popular cryptid is Vantal (A corruption on the finnish words Vanha and Talvi, or literally Old winter) said to be a white, hairy creature who will steal away people outside in winter storms and bring them to their lairs to eat them. It was believed to be made by finnish lumbermen to scare their children from playing in blizzards.
In Superior, many popular genres have developed, one in particular as Neo-medieval. This style displays tunes that are similar in composition to Medieval folksongs, and in some cases pagan ones. Many of them describe traditional tall tales, and mythology, while others are original and made up to be similar to traditional song-stories. Instruments in the genre will often include Lyre, Harp, and Flute. Rock is another popular genre, with many famous artists of that genre coming from the country itself.