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- For the real life concept, please see Imperialism.
Imperialism is the policy of forcefully extending a nation's authority by territorial gain or by the establishment of economic and political dominance over other nations. It has been a powerful belief in the nations of the past, but is still practiced by many nations today.
- 1 History
- 2 List of current imperialist nations
- 3 Past imperial nations and regimes
- 4 Imperialist Conventions/Summits
- 5 Notable Imperialists
- 6 Notable Anti-Imperialists
- 7 See Also
The Idea of Imperialism was thought to begin during the "Land of Lord Guin" time period, when Antarctica was first conquered into one country. Ever since, nations like the Penguin Empire, the High Penguin Confederacy, Khanzem, and, at one point, Olde Antartica's Fire Kingdom have been based on Imperialism. To this day, Nations like Snowzerland, Castilla, and Batavia are good examples of modern day Imperialist countries. "The" Imperial Forces, run by the Imperial Emperor, are also avid Imperialists who even put "Imperial" in their name.
List of current imperialist nations
German States (Snowzerland)
Even before Snowzerland, the German States were Imperialists, but not very strong or influencial ones like Castilla, Batavia, or Frankterre. Originally, Alemania itself was a whole bunch of different German speaking nations, but were soon united as one. Alemania was only successful at occupying at one country, and that was Osterreach. However, in a sense, many Alemanians and Osterreans also immigrated to Snowzerland Island, where they heavily influenced the nation's culture. From that, the Snoss occupied Lichenstien and also gained a German background as well. Snowzerland is probably the most successful Imperialist nation in the German States since it was able to conquer numerous nations and was able to unify the German States of Alemania, Osterreach, Lichenstien, and itself as one nation. However, Snowzerland is still making attempts to take more land with it's main goal, being like many other countries' goals, would be to conquer all of Antarctica.
Unlike the German States, Castilla has had a long history on Imperialism. Ever since the nations of Castle and Aragon decided to unite into one country known as Castilla in 1470, the Nation had always been one of the most powerful and influencial in all of the Ninja Archipelago for several Centuries before it's arch competitor, Snowzerland, arrived. However, before Snowzerland, Castilla's competitor in those days was Lisboagal. Not long after the Lisboaguese had advanced in seafaring technology, the Castillans soon took up the stuff they learned and made so that Castilla could explore distant lands as well. However, unlike the Lisboaguese, who wanted to monopolize the trade of other countries, Castilla wanted to conquer whole nations and make them their own. Castilla soon discovered the island of Albergue Plata, which soon became it's first colony. Following that success, Castilla discovered the Latin Antarctica Archipelago, Penguifornia, Caltexico, and other islands and colonized them, some of which already was home to amazing empires that were full of gold, silver, and other treasures. Nevertheless, spears and bows were no match for a Castillan rifle, and those empires soon crumbled and the Castillans won the gold, silver, and treasures, making them increasingly rich. Originally, the Castillans enslaved many of the natives of the lands they conquered, but due to several outcries, the indigenous penguins and puffles of the lands they conquered were freed. However, the natives were still in lower class society, and they ended up doing the same work that they had done before, this time with working contracts. The Castillans used the natives' labor on large farms, in silver mines, and in textile factories. However, in the modern day, both the natives, mixed native and Castillan, and Castillan mainlanders all have equal rights and their ethnic backgrounds do not differentiate their social statuses. By the year 1800, Castilla was just as powerful and influential as the High Penguin Confederacy. To this day, even after several revolutions that have occured in the colonies, Castilla still has regained or kept it's colonies and is a very fine example of a successful Imperial nation.
Lisboagal has been considered the first Modern Imperalist nation in Antarctica. In 1415, Prince Henri of Lisboagal started a Navigation School in the city of Sangres, located on the southernmost tip of the island. Inspired by the trading ships from the Ligurian city states, Prince Henri the Navigator organized and sponsored voyages of exploration in caravel ships- a new Lisboaguese invention that could easily navigate rough open seas, unlike the Ligurian trading ships that mainly stayed within the Ninja Archipelago's calm waters. Lisboagal soon began making voyages of trade to places such as the Antarctic Peninsula, where they previously never traded directly, since many middlemen had always come to trade. The Lisboaguese quickly made their way down the Antarctic Peninsula to Trans-Antarctica, further expanding their trade with the High Penguin Confederacy. They also visited the MAI islands, and finally to Pengolia. In Pengolia, the Lisboaguese were able to finally access special spices that they adored directly, and trade was officially established. At the same time, the Lisboaguese discovered the existence of the Asiapelago. It was then when King Manuel of Lisboagal decided to establish a political monopoly in the Asiapelago, and the Lisboaguese built a trading fort in Pengolia and conquered the city of Machaca in Malesia, and then the city of Muçao on the island of Zhou. Lisboagal quickly became very rich from their expanded trade, and their success inspired the Castillans to start overseas expeditions. The Castillans, who began to conquer whole islands instead of simply monopolizing the commerce, forced Lisboagal to compete with them by doing the same. Lisboagal sent several expeditions to Latin Antarctica to take over the island of Nutzilia. Though at first the Batavians attempted to wrestle Nutzilia from Lisboaguese control, the Lisboaguese eventually prevailed. The Lisboaguese monarchs were hesitant at first to start a lot of colonies in Nutzilia, but then several immigrants who came to Nutzilia established sugar cane plantations that easily became profitable. It was then that several Lisboaguese and some other Ninja Archipelagoan immigrants from other nations came to the new popular colony of Nutzilia to obtain land and establish profitable plantations. Lisboagal quickly became profitable from Nutzilia, and that sole island helped to gain their prestige in the Ninja Archipelago. However, when Lisboagal lost Nutzilia in the 1800's, the nation became devastated economically. Lisboagal was no longer the same, and Castilla, Puffle'and, and Batavia continued to rise above them. Then, in 2012, the former Viking Empire that was under Castillan control was ceded to Lisboagal, and the nation was "put back on the map" once more. Lisboagal's new large mainland colony, Regiao Lisboaguesa, is well developed into Lisboagal's culture, and it is helping the nation to improve economically.
Batavia was also a very powerful imperialist nation, but it was not as powerful as Castilla and Snowzerland. Batavia began colonizing as Imperialist nations not too long after Castilla in the early 1500's. Batavia got into the colonization game when it colonized the island of Soorinamme and some parts of the Nutzil Jungle. However, it's most long lasting and beneficial colony was Hindonesie, which was rich in exotic spices, and Batavia today is still economically stable because of it's colonies and their exports.
Because Frankterre did not have a powerful army in the past, Frankterre's Colonial Empire was not so successful. Frankterre was always focused on the battles with it's neighbors, mainly Puffle'and and occasionally Alemania, thus it never focused on major colonization until later on. Desiring to obtain more clothing materials, Frankterre conquered a portion of modern day Calada called Crebbec in order to establish a fur trade with its natives. The Frankterrans were known to intermingle with Indigenous tribes to help establish friendly relations, something that the Puffish and Castillans had rarely done. In the 1700's, Crebbec was invaded by the UK, and Frankterre permanently lost control of it after several attempts to get it back. However, Frankterre did conquer the island of Frankterran Guiña, which in modern times is used as an ideal rocket launch site and a haven for nature biologists. Frankterre also colonized Bakunyumoria and Hontana, also losing them at some point. In the 1800's, Frankterre was economically prospering, and it began a series of mass conquests that swept across the Ninja Archipelago. Quickly, Frankterre conquered Alemania, Liguria, Osterreach, Magyaria, Batavia, Lisboagal, and Castilla, quickly gaining influence. However, Puffle'and and Rusca organized a tight alliance and did not give up, and with the help of several resistance armies, Frankterre was completely defeated in 1813, losing all of it's Ninja Archipelagoan possessions. Since then, Frankterre has not colonized en masse. In 2013, Frankterre was able to snatch the Barbearer Islands and the June Islands during the Great Yowien War.
Shops is an imperialist nation that will annex any nation that will help gain land, or poses a major threat to their security. They are so far the only nation, other than Snowzerland, to openly state that they are willing to utilize nuclear weapons in warfare situations. Their policies of colonization have gathered them a vast imperial realm, kept under the iron grip of Shops' core political system.
Poshia is an island realm near Dorkugal, Dorkugal Minor, and the Industry Isles, as well as other Dorkugese territories. It is a wealthy nation of Prepguins that want to extinguish nerd-dominated realms, and rule over them in a segregated apartheid with crippling taxes and general mistreatment of nerds.
Seal Islands is a democratic imperialist nation that expands constantly. Their military isn't very strong, but good enough for annexing small and hesitant threats to their country.
Amataria is an Monarchist semi-imperialist country that is starting to annex countries.
Despite being a republic, Acadia has imperialist and colonial ambitions, seeking to conquer or colonize new lands. In recent years, the Acadian military has grown greatly, and has become a greater military than before, meaning it is able to conduct operations in faraway lands. Acadia's colonial ambitions began with the purchase of the small island of Gilneas from Snowiny of 2005, which grew into a large colony. The Acadian government then annexed Alexandria and purchased and colonized New Caseusopolis in 2010. Acadia also attempted to annex Macradonia in a joint invasion with Snowiny in 2015, starting the Bow Tie War, in which they were defeated by Dorkugal and her allies. Despite the setback, the Acadian government has still been trying to fulfill their colonial ambitions, and began attempting to turn weaker countries into Acadian client states in 2017.
Past imperial nations and regimes
- DATE: 742 AD - 1912 AD
The oldest and most powerful nation to ever exist, High Penguin Confederacy spent centuries conquering Antarctica and drilling into its collective psyche just who the superior race was. Although equality was the norm for most of its history, arrogance and complaency began to crop up in the 1800s, finally leading to the nation's collapse to the hands of slave-loving Naughtzee fascism.
The last realm to fall to the Confederacy was what is now called Pengolia. They had retreated and formed a rump state that fought off the Confederates for generations. (Some of the struggles of Pengolia can be read in Chronicles of Austinian.) Eventually, though, they too fell, but The Khanz were not forgetful: the rise of Whoot Smackler Whoot finally put the oldest nation of all time to rest.
- DATE: 1913-1918
In a sense, Khanzem was the exact opposite of the High Penguin Confederacy: centralized, authortarian, and focused on normal, "Lesser" penguins over their High counterparts. A slave state in every sense of the word, the regime began in Pengolia and went in the exact opposite direction of its predecessor, walling the former Confederacy off into a rump state of its own, called Grand Ol' Land.
- DATE: 1919-1935
The aftermath of Khanzem caused a mighty power vacuum to form, and the first to get sucked in where a powerful group of soldiers and aristocrats that had made it through the war. They established a capital in Snowme and expanded outwards, taking advatage of the chaos and lack of any central state to seize much of Antarctica.
Snowman Empire was a very successful and prosperous nation until 1932, when the Mero the Anarchist seized the throne and dissolved the central government for the Lulz. Not thinking of his consequences, total disorder led to the rise of penguins wielding ancient High Penguin medallions of power and a pact between four kingdoms to rule the continent in order and harmony. So-called "barbarians" took what land was left until the kingdoms were established.
Called Olde Antarctica, this was the firsst nation in millinea to not be imperialist, but even they were infected with it when one of the four Kingdoms got a little too cocky.
Fire Kingdom (Olde Antarctica)
- DATE: 1935-1990
To avenge his father's deposition and to restore honor to both himself, King Ohzie Ablaze, the Fire Kingdom's second Fire King, began an imperialistic drive to unite all of Olde Antarctica under one banner. He succeeded in pretty much clearing out the Ice Kingdom of those who could manipulate ice, and most of their northern nomads. As he set on for the rest of the world, the other nations united to fight back.
The war was a stalemate until 1962, which was when a strange figure- called "The Great Arrow General" -emerged, with arrows painted all over him, and organized the three surviving OA armies into a more efficient force. Fearing defeat at the Arrow General's flippers, King Ohzie abdicated his position and handed the throne to his very unpopular son, King Scarface Ablaze. Scarface had returend from a long journey to discover himself and his beliefs, and his first order as Fire King was to completely cease all hostilities. Due to the absolute rule of the Fire King, they had no choice, and the war was over.
- DATE: 2011-2015
In 2011, Robert Smith was elected to the presidency, just barely defeating his Liberal opponent Jacob Goldberg. His victory was immediately controversial as he defended imperialist policies in the past. Upon getting inaugurated, he made the realization that he has become president of an impoverished country that was just 10 years ago ravaged by civil war. He has come to the conclusion he must rebuild the country and its position on the international stage, as well as seek new allies.
In 2013, he staunchly campaigned in favour of Shops Island's war against the Yowiens, despite the popular opinion being 70% against the war. He then signed the Manifest Destiny Treaty with Shops Island, Margate and Amataria in Shops City in June 2013. This interaction, especially between the Margatians, Amatarians and Snowinians, led to the foundation of the Western Union, then known as the Circular Powers. Smith would then work on colonizing unsettled lands and invading weak or distracted nations; notably Ed Island.
Smith imposed military rule in Ed Island following the capture of most of the island. The military rule was disastrous and unstable as nearly every week clashes would occur across the island, especially in Bridgestadt. Ed Island broke away by the end of 2013.
This defeat caused unrest at home. Smith would then, in order to gain more powers and suppress revolt, spend 2 months planning how to become king and grab almost absolute powers. He bribed the military into submission and carrying out his plan by one day storming the Parliament with his military pointing guns at members of Parliament and forced them into unanimously voting for making him king. Unrest immediately ensued and Snowiny's reputation was once again in shambles.
Foreign nations would immediately condemn this event. However, it didn't take long for the event to be forgotten - just 3 weeks later relations would be restored with almost all other countries in Antarctica as if the storming of the Parliament never even happened. This enabled Smith to go on with expanding the country's power - he would take foreign policy into his own hands. In the first half of 2014 he would get Snowiny involved in most every war possible. This crippled Snowiny and its economy.
Once the Frosian War and Puffalian-Western War ended, it was only a matter of time when the people would revolt against the rule. Major riots took place throughout autumn 2014. Riot police fired tear gas at the protesters and the unrest died by winter. That's when new wars started - the Antarctic War on Terrorism, that is still ongoing to this day, became one of the deadliest conflicts in modern Antarctic history. By May 2015, this was enough for the Snowinn people.
In May 2015, an armed militia stormed the Presidential (Royal) Palace. Guards of the palace would immediately fire at the people, injuring several. Robert Smith, upon seeing this, fled Winsburg. After several clashes in Winsburg and after the Presidential Palace became occupied and a blue-white-orange flag was raised over it, Robert Smith abdicated and elections would take place - Simon McClark won in a landslide.
Simon McClark successfully restored order in the country after a few months. He started promoting a new policy called the McClark Doctrine - which resulted in decolonization, liberation of colonized nations, decentralization of power within the country, adoption of a new flag and a new name (reversed by referendum in 2018), the improvement of relations with other countries, the rise of the United Province as a world power and the strengthening of the Western Union. Simon McClark, in 2016, declared that "Snowiny is an imperialist nation no more and will actively be fighting the barbarism of imperialism". However, some argue that the United Provinces are attempting some kind of indirect and/or cultural imperialism through the Western Union.
On the occation, the current Imperialst nations have summits/conventions that occur. They have summits every year in different countries and cities. Not only do these conventions attract political leaders, but it also attracts the commoner as well because during the convention, the city usually holds a festival filled with parades of international countries, food, games, and traders from other imperialist countries. The Summit lasts about one week. This tradition started in the year 1990, when Colonial Antarctica came to power, whose King permitted the doctrine, provided that his country wasn't annexed. They summits are always held in either September, October, November or December.
List of Conventions/Summits Held
- December 1st, 1998 - Old Town, Colonial Antarctica (In honor of the finished construction of the Vua Tua Building)
- November 24th, 1999 - Originally Polaris, but because of the revolution, it was Canceled. From this point on, no more conventions were held in the Antarctic Mainland since Colonial Antarctica was no more.
- October 31st, 2010 - Geneva, Snowzerland (Twentieth year anniversary of the Imperialist Conventions.)
- November 4th, 2012 - Polaris City, Polaris SAD (First Imperialist Summit on the mainland since 1998.)
- 2017 - Still in debate. Official Candidates are Pecking, Zhou; Golden City, Culldrome Yow; or Köln, Alemania
Here are some notable Imperialists throught history and modern times:
- Whoot Smackler Whoot - The oldest Imperialist still alive, Whoot is infamously known for being the dictatorial leader of Khanzem.
- Imperial Emperor - The leader of the Imperial Forces, this infamous and rich leader rules with an iron fist who also wishes to take over the USA like his comrades.
- Swiss Ninja - Considered a rookie by many older Imperialists like Whoot, Swiss Ninja is a notorious and zealous Imperialist who has really shown himself in the Great Snowzerland Wars.
- King Ohzie Ablaze - A closeted fascist and King of the Fire Kingdom during its attempt at imperialism, he made extensive leeway into the other four Olde Antartican nations, until a great general arose and pushed him into abdicating the throne to his son, who was more open-minded and tolerant. His first action was to cease all hostilities.
Here are some notable imperialist opponents throughout history and modern times:
- Kim Il Sunguin - Kim Il Sunguin, leader and founder of North Joseon, has lived to fight against the Japalandese occupation of Joseon island. Japalandese imperialism and USA intervention during the North's attempt to reunify the south has made Kim Il Sunguin a staunch opponent of Imperialism. He strives to use nuclear technology and large KZT Triple X missiles to destroy his enemies- the USA, South Joseon, and Japaland. He clames they still want to invade his land.