Origin of the name Tirnreich Edit
The name "Tirnreich" is a combination of two words in German, the most widely used language in the Tirnreich other than English.
"Tirn" is the name of the large river that runs through the Tirnreich. Most cities, while it is rarely used, have the suffix "am Tirn" attached to their names, which means "on the river Tirn" in German.
"Reich" is the German word for "Empire." It was remembered for being used by Hitler to describe his Germany; he declared it the "Third Reich."
When mentioning the name of the Country or civilization of the land, one would refer to "[the] Tirnreich."
When mentioning the peoples or the physical land and features, one would refer to "[the] Tirnland."
The Tirnland, while not a distant land or island, was not settled formerly for millenia until the 1700's. There are no historical records as to point out why this is, but many theories have surfaced. One such theory is that because the Tirnland is in the middle of the continent, settlers more inclined to fishing and sea travel would not settle in a remote location, despite the large Tirn river flowing through the land.
In 1868, German settlers moved into the previously untouched lands in the Tirn Fluss Valley, which is situated along modern day Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic borders. When the Unification of German states in 1871 occured, Tirnland was an unclaimed province, at the time left out of the German Empire. Emperor Wilhem of Prussia proclaimed the Tirnland the first Imperial Colony of the German Empire. He appointed Prince Conrad IV of Saxony to govern the colony.
After the appointing of Prince Conrade IV to "The Emperor's Representative in Tirnland" by Emperor Wilhem of the German Empire, the council of the Nachtsburg (Castle of Night), headed by King Ludwig von Hekli, convened to discuss the possible tentions between the German Empire, and the self-governing Tirnlanders. The Nachtsburg Council drafted a "Proclamation of Non-Dependancy", written with a peacefull gesture, and sent it to Emperor Wilhem by way of Prince Conrad. Emperor Wilhem sends 500 Imperial troops to the Tirnland to bolster Conrad IV's 2,400 soldiers. The Nachtsburg castle, which was the only castle in the Tirnland, and seat of the Council, started distributing arms to those who could fight. Minor skirmishes ensued, leaving 47 of Conrad's soldiers dead, and 230 Tirnlanders dead. This was noted as the First Colonial War.
The German Empire reconstituted Tirnland, removing Prince Conrad IV from the Governor's chair on account of his slaying of civilians, and hung King Ludwig von Hekli. The Nachtsburg Council publically declared themselves dissolved, but they will continue to convene in secret through WWI.
Early 20th Century Edit
As World War I rolled around, Tirnland was but a minor problem in the past of the German Empire in the eyes of the Imperial court. The battlegrounds in Central Europe eventually intersected the Tirnland, the Germans holding Italian and French troops on the southern shores of the Tirn River, and getting reinforcements from the Austro-Hungarians in the East. Trench systems where delved into the once-forested land, and whole settlements where converted to army camps and waypoints for German defenders. After Germany's defeat, Tirnland was abandoned by most new settlers, and the army, according to the Treaty's conditions. Only about 300,000 people survived and lived in Tirnland before World War II. During World War II, Tirnland became the spearhead of the German offense into Poland and Czechoslovakia during the Blitz. German fortifications in the TL were re-buildt and rearmed, and troops moved through the settlements into Poland and the Sudetenland. Once the Russians joined the Allies, Hekli, the largest settlement in Tirnland at the time, became a fall back point for the Nazi defenders. Heavy bombing and tank campaigns left all but the Imperial-era structures (the Nachtsburg, Tirnreich Palace) as rubble.
Soviet Era Edit
The Tirnland as an unofficial region was caught behind the Iron Curtain of the Cold War, though not much attention was drawn to it from the German Democratic Republic, the People's Republic of Poland, or the KSA Party in Czechoslovakia. Each slice of the Tirnland was infused into the closest provinces in their respective countries. In 1989, at the fall of the Berlin Wall, Alexander Schuler organized the United Tirnland Independance Movement, or UTIM. UTIM represented the Tirnland as a , or Free Realm, in the Polish, German, and Czech governments, by way of the UN.
During the Reunificaition of East and West Germany in 1991, the Tirnland of Germany was declared a province of Germany, greatly pleasing the residents of the German Third, and signifying a great step towards full autonomy as an authorative country.
In Poland, the Province of Savjik, which had the Polish Third of the Tirnland in it, was given Administrative powers to better govern the Germanic peoples.Tirnlander UTIM leaders requested independance from Savjik, to which they responded with the , or Federal District Act, which proclaimed a Federal autonomous district.
However, in the Czech Republic, the former Communist leaders in the KSA Party refused the UTIM of any sort of Independance. After a petition in the United Nations, and various in-fighting struggles in the Republic, the people of the Czech Third were granted full independance from the Bohemian Governor, so long as the Tirnlanders kept out of the various power plays and factions dividing the Czech Republic.
21st Century Edit
As the two Autonomous Thirds petitioned multiple times to their respective governments for independance, the Southern Third, formerly the Czech-governed section, was enjoying freedom, and allowed the leaders of the Polish and German Thirds to meet with the Southern Leaders to make plans and set up the form of government they were drawn to: a Parlimentary Empire.
On 12 August 2009, the Polish Third gained full independance from Poland after the Declaration of Self-Dependance was written to the Polish Government, as well as the Savjik government.
After a few peacefull demonstrations in Warsaw and one violent encounter on the Savjik Government Square, in Rzeka-Miasto, (the Savjik Capital) the declaration was ratified by Warsaw and Savjik. All that remained was the German Third. With the Eastern and Southern Thirds totally independant, the German Third was thought of as dead weight that was using Tirnlander money (TG) because it wasn't producing enough of its own. (in Euros) The Tirnlander Council met in the Deutsches-Tirnreich of Nachtsburg, at the Imperial Palace, and drafted the Articles of the Imperial Tirnland. This declared the Tirnland of Germany a fully independant state, and bound to the Imperial Documents, and the Council of the Imperial Tirnreich. Skirmishes erupted between German Heer soldiers and Tirnreich troops along the forested border of the Tirnland. over 5,000 Germans were killed, and almost 4,500 Tirnlanders were killed, Germanic, or Slavic.
The Tirnlander Council met in the Deutsches-Tirnreich of Nachtsburg, at the Imperial Palace, and drafted the Articles of the Imperial Tirnland. This declared the Tirnland of Germany a fully independant state, and bound to the Imperial Documents, and the Council of the Imperial Tirnreich. Skirmishes erupted between German Heer soldiers and Tirnreich troops along the forested border of the Tirnland.
After three weeks of fighting, both sides called a ceasefire. Over 5,000 Germans were killed, and almost 4,500 Tirnlanders were killed, Germanic, or Slavic.
The later ratification of the AIT by the German Federal Government on 1 October 2009 granted the Germanic Third of the Tirnland full independance, and allowed the three sectors to be united under the flag of the Tirnreich.
The Tirnland is situated on mostly flat land. The Tirn river runs through a large part of the land, and acts as a major shipping and transportation route for cargo ships, passenger ferries, and even recreational craft. Hills make up most of the steep terrain in the majorly developed areas, but mountains are situated on the borders of the Tirnreich.
Acquisition of TirnisleEdit
In February of 2010, the Tirnreich purchased an undeveloped island from Lisieux. Dubbed Tirnisle by the Emperor, the island is set to be the site of an inauguration ceremony.
The Tirnland has a temperate woodland climate. It's most comparable to Nashville in the Winter, and Chicago in the other seasons.
The economy of the Tirnreich is studied and maintained by the Ministry of Economics, which is headed by the Minister of Economics, Heinz Colwaal (form. Sir Gehrald von Sjor). As the Tirnreich is a newly developing nation, its economic structure is growing, although the Tirnreich is connected economically to the rest of the Alliance of Independent Nations members.
The currency of the Tirnreich is TirnGeld, also known as TG, Tigs, or TGeld. It has an exchange rate of 1TG : .9 $US. The Tirnreich seeks to use the Euro soon.
Recently, in a voting session of the Full Member Nations of the AIN, the AINERO currency has been elected as the primary currency of all member nations, including the Tirnreich.
The Tirnreich was once a suppressed Kingdom in its own name. The royal family, although withered down to one literal family, still holds royal power over all government officials.
The current Emperor, Prince Konrad von Nacht, was in exile in Bermuda since he was born in 1968, due to the suppression of the Imperial family both by the German government and by the Soviets in East Germany and Poland. Emperor von Nacht is the supreme commander of the Tirnreich military, and is the executive political officer.
Aiding the Emperor is the Imperial Council, which is made up of the ministers of all the ministries of the Tirnreich. It is headed by the Prime Minister, currently Christoph Kohl. The job of the Imperial Council is to act as a parliament to better the life of the people and better the social order of the Tirnreich. They vote on issues and acts, as well as work with other ministries to further the Council's goals.
The Government seeks to join the European Union and United Nations, but it is too young to requsite joining.
The Imperial Council is made up of 16 ministers who head ministries, or focused government departments, to help the Tirnreich grow.
The Ministries are divided into 2 groups, the Ministry of the People, which is focused on services for the population and well being, and the Ministry of the State, which is more executive administrative services. Each Ministry Group is headed by a Dep. Prime Minister, which is denoted by a (*) in the table.
Currently, the Prime Minister, which heads the Imperial Council, is Christoph Kohl.
Since the foundation and Independence of the Imperial government, the following Ministries have been created:
Ministry of the State:
- Ministry of Defense (Min. Lutz)
- Ministry of Media (Min. Jack Galloway)
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Min. Hans Fogle)*
- Ministry of Economics (Min. Heinz Colwaal)
- Ministry of Investigation (Min. Jurg Schossgaard)
- Ministry of Utilities (Min. Yves Kalczinski)
- Ministry of Transportation (Min. Corbin Holbaek)
- Ministry of Justice (Min. Jennifer Gregory)
Ministry of the People:
- Ministry of the Population (Min. Franz Czeschanski)
- Ministry of Internal Affairs (Min. Vladmier Gottfried)*
- Ministry of Culture (Min. Anton van Gootham)
- Ministry of Sports (Min. Kassidy McJag)
- Ministry of Recreation (Min. Darryn Crzajkow)
- Ministry of the Enviornment (Min. Dominick Vilsmann)
- Ministry of Education (Min. Albert Gapson)
- Ministry of Construction (Min. Franc LeCroix)
Main article: Military of the Tirnreich
The military of the Tirnreich is composed of the Imperial Defense Force, the Imperial Air Corps, and the Imperial Search & Rescue Squadran.
Tirnreich Imperial Defense Force: The TIDF, also abbreviated as the TDF or IDF, is the main defense group of the Tirnreich. It operates several bases in the Tirnreich, but its largest concentration will be in the Nordfluss Barracks, which is to be constructed in Nachtsburg, the capital.
The TDF uses the Leopard-2 Battle Tank and the Puma IFV for vehicular combat, and infantry employ the G36 assault rifle, M14 EBR Marksman Rifle, HK MG4 light machine gun, Sig P228 standard issue pistol, and the AT4 anti-armor rocket launcher.
Tirnreich Imperial Air Corps: The TIAC, aka TAC or IAC, is the main airborne assault group of the Tirnreich. It currently operates out of the Hekli Airfield, but construction will begin on a large airfield to house the entire Corps.
The TAC use the EF-2000 Eurofighter Typhoon, the F/A-18 Hornet, the C-130 Hercules transport, and the Eurocopter Tiger heli-gunship.
Tirnreich Imperial Search & Rescue Squadron: The TISRS, aka TSRS or ISRS, is an auxilary combined air force-navy asset for search and rescue in the Tirnreich. Due to the Tirnreich being somewhat small, the TSRS operates UAV drones, Mark V watercraft, and Hawkeye helicopters. (a S&R Blackhawk varient)
The Tirnreich, being a country with three regions of different descent, (known as "Thirds") has a large diversity of peoples. Mainly, German, Polish, and Czech are the main ethnicities in the Tirnreich, with Germans forming the majority. The main ethnicities break down as follows:
- Germans: 33%
- Czechs: 18%
- Polish: 13%
- Other: 36%
Minor ethnicities include, but are not limited to, French, Swiss, British, Dutch, Russian, Slavic, American, Chinese, and Angolan. The minor ethnicities break down as follows:
- French: 4%
- Swiss: 1.5%
- British: 8%
- English: 5%
- Scottish: 3%
- Dutch: 6%
- Russian: 2.5%
- Slavic: 4%
- E. Europe: 3%
- Balkans: 1%
- American: 6%
- Angolan: 4%
The Tirnreich is served by all 3 forms of travel; air, sea, and land.
The Imperial Hekli Airfield serves as both a commuter airport as well as an Imperial Air Corps station. Commercial airlines from all around Europe have used the field, with a global openning soon to follow. It is currently the only airport in the Tirnreich.
The Tirnreich has a passenger and auto ferry system that links every city on a river. The primary stops are Baden-stadt, Nachtsburg, Kaelville, and Raumsfield. Industrial shipping operators use the Nachtsburg Seaport for receiving/sending containers as well as temporary storage.
On land, the Tirnreich Subway System has a presence in Baden-stadt and Nachtsburg, and will also operate in large cities that will eventually develope. The Ministry of Transportation has sent scouts to survey the land for future highway installments.
The Tirnreich has many things to do and landmarks to see. Among the activities to do is sailing from one of three marinas, visiting cultural venues such as the Baden-stadt library, or going to an opera at the Imperial Opera Haus in Baden-stadt.
See also: Tirnreich Football
The Tirnreich has various sports teams from different cities. Because of its European origins, the Tirnreich has a strong passian for football (soccer). Other sports played and broadcasted in the Tirnreich include American Football (played at college level), Tennis, Track and Field, and Sailing.