|Founded||2287 as Germanic Coalition|
|Form of Government||Military-based Confederation|
|Head of State||Chancellor Johanna Wiegtmann|
The Nordic Confederation is one of the ten biggest Human factions in the 25th century, headquartered in the Inner Belt's planet of Noheimat. Born in the end of the 23nd century, the Nordic Confederation is one of the most powerful organization of the Mankind, merging historical strong military and advanced technologies, in a tough player in Human balance of powers.
Nordic Confederation born in 2287 as Germanic Coalition, an alliance between the remnants of the old terran states of Germany, Austria, Denmark, Nederland and the settlers of the german-speaking colonies of Latis IV and Wilmar II in the Inner Belt. This new agreement was signed in order to resist to the pressure of New Russia at the East in Central Europe and to allow the weakened countries to have a future in the newly colonized worlds in the Inner Belt. During the 2290-2320 years, millions of citizen of the already mentioned nations migrated to the Inner Belt, scattering in several outposts, organized under the strict watch of Coalition's troops. When in 2327 New Russia almost conquered much of Central Europe and was menacing Berlin, the Germanic Coalition left on the Earth a small part of its military due to withstand the enemy's advance, while most of the remaining population fled to the Inner Belt using old generational ships.
Hard Times and ReinforcementEdit
If the large part of the refugees from Earth had been embarked on old generational ships, the millions of citizens of the Germanic Coalition in the Inner Belt had to organize and defend themselves from the attacks of hostile settlers from various factions, including the Free Colonies of Liberty, the Magmore Alliance and their fiercest opponent, the Sun Empire. In 2331, the 48th Congress of Germanic Coalition, called at Ode, approved the merging of the prior states and colonies in a unique political subject, that was to be known as Nordic Confederacy. This new organization controlled 9 planets and 48 minor outposts, with a popultation of 10,59 million of citizens, being the third largest human faction in the beginning of the 24th Century. Nordic Confederacy quickly developed a strong military system based on the institution of the Gau system, consisting in local militia trained by Gau, the Nordic Confederacy's basic administrative subdivision, creating a cross-citizenship military, fast to answer enemy's attacks and easy to call at arms. This new reorganization led to several victories over the above mentioned enemies, culminating in the victory in the Battle of Chowa in 2349, when the Heer, the Nordic Confederacy's military, wiped out the resistance of the Sun Empire forces, delivering Chowa, the most Earth-like planet in the Sun Empire's possessions, to the Nordic Confederation. Just after two years Chowa was renamed Neues Heimat, and was promoted to capitol world in 2356, when Urs Weber was appointed to the charge of Chancellor of the Nordic Confederation.
Awakens' issues and ExpansionEdit
Under the lead of the first five Chancellors (Weber, Sveinsson, Baeck, Reuters and Ingemann), Nordic Confederation had neutral relationships with his neighbours of the Free Colonies and the Royal Dominion while maintained warm liaisons with Magmore Alliance, Jahenian Union and the Seven Worlds Republic- Instead, kept continuos border skirmishes with the Sun Empire, that reached their apex in the Siwon Quarrel in the 2371, about the colonization's right of the prosperous and lush world of Siwon, even today unresolved. In 2377, the first ship launched from Earth 's ashes arrived in the Inner Belt, 50 years before, carrying millions of hibernated people. Those arrivals brought important issues in the government and in the leading of the Nordic Confederation, that in only two years saw his population doubled and large part of it composed by newly-citizens, unaware and unready of the dangers of living in Space. The excellent leading of Chancellor Hannelore Briegel in 2381-2396 period allowed the integration of the refugees in the structure of the Nordic Confederation, that was pervaded by a new frontier spirit, that brought several citizens of the Confederation to "spacefare" and to found new colonies in the Horran Quadrant and in the Burst Rim between 2380 and 2420, as part of the Second Human Migration.
The Survival WarsEdit
When in 2439, independent settlers discovered on Asand III the existance of other sentient species, the Qwathi, the answer of the aliens was to brutally butcher all the colonists and then to proceed to rapidly destroy and cancel every Human outpost in the Belt Rim, between the 2439 and 2441. In the December of 2441, the Qwathi's fleet emerged in the Inner Belt, blazing the Magmore Alliance's capitol world, Endovia. The aliens' wrath involved also many Nordic outposts and minor colonies in the Belt Rim and in the Inner Belt, urging the Confederation to appoint he Fieldmarshal Jakob Deventer as Kriegsmarine plenipotentiary. His forces engaged the Qwathi's fleet in the Willas stellar system battle in March 2442, when almost the entire Kriegsmarine was wiped out by the aliens, that sought for the biggest human worlds, in order to eradicate the Humans from the Inner Belt, as they did in the Belt Rim. The threat spread around the Human space, calling all the factions to pacify and flatten out their divergences to try a desperate resistance. Nordic Confederation supplied, using his far advanced shipyard technologies, large part of the Alliance's military, blending this trait with the superior electronics and information technology from the Sun Empire and the infantry manpower form the Free Colonies. The Alliance forces, led by General Hiaozi, repelled the Qwathi from the Inner Belt after winning several minor battles, suffering enormous losses, forcing the enemy to retreat into the Belt Rim. When the Alliance Fleet approached the previous human colonies in the Belt Rim discovered the seeds of the Qwathi's colonization, that made all the planets and moon uninhabitable and inhospitable. The Alliance fleet, by order of General Hiaozi, proceeded to burn down the Qwathi's colonies, while their military seemed to have inexplicably diseappeared. The Alpha Battle Group, commanded by General Chandra Patel, was mysteriously destroyed in a supposed ambush in the Dubris Sector in February 2445, and when the Beta Battle Group, led by Fielmarshal Edvard Kenz arrived was involved in the following battle, that was a cliffhanger in the Survival Wars's course, bringing human forces to discover and comprehend the principles of Qwathi's technology and their physiology and even where they where from. Three years after, the Vengeance Device, projected by many brilliant scientist from every Human faction, was assembled and launched from Hope, to the far homeworld of the Qwathi, driving to the annihilation of large part of Qwathi's population and to the retreat of the remnants from what was thenceforth known as the Burst Rim.
The Horran Treaty and TodayEdit
In the difficult period after the Survival Wars, many veterans from the War never reintegraded in the society, bringing to the born of the smugglers and pirates that infest large part of the Burst Rim and Horran Quadrant. The succeeding decades were hard for the Nordic Confederation, facing an economic fall and the destruction of many farm worlds of the Inner Belt, generating hard times for civilians and many years of food shortage. Therefore there had been lots of tumultuousness and low-intensity conflicts between the human factions, in order to grab food supplies, including the Hemy Ridge Battle in 2467, when Royal Dominion forces were defeated by the Kriegsmarine, who robbed large part of the foodstuffs necessary to the population. That period was also important for the spread of the colonies in the Horran Quadrant and in the Shiny Dust, promoted by the Nordic Confederation's chancellorship, due to overpopulation of many planets. The demographic pressure involved also other human factions, leading to many short wars in 2470-2490, to defend and establish the new colonies in the recently settled zones, that were stopped only in 2493, with the sign, by almost all major factions, of the Treaty of Horran, which set the influence area in the newly humanized sectors.
The Nordic Confederation controls, as 2494, 23 major planets and 88 colonies, apart from thousands of outposts and installations on the borders. Its territories lie mainly in the Inner Belt, comprehending the Latis System the Wilmar System, the Chowa System, the Auria System, the Hamsted System and many others, while the Confederation controls the rich Hangara System in the Horran Quadrant, with dozen of minor colonies, and the lush planet of Glanzlingen in the Shiny Dust.
Noheimat, Kamrad, Latis IV, Latis V, Wiebedrau, Wilmar, Streitger, Ode, Munsing, Samtsee, Hartingen, Hamsted, Surich, Beyer, Achsen, Vries, Nojutlen, Hangara I, Hangara II, Sygma III, Stolfingen, Glanzlingen, Werhau
Nordic Confederation has a very diversified economy, being the third economy among the Human factions, behind Free Colonies and Sun Empire. The Economy of Nordic Confederation has a backbone composed by big manufacturing businesses, characterized by high technology processes and by the use of well trained and high skilled manpower. Around this industrial core there is a strong mining industry and and even stronger commercial net, linking each planet of the Confederation to the chain of value. Investment in scientific progress is heavily supported by government, universities and business, creating a virtuos circle in industrial and technical development. Financial sector is quite advanced, while the Service industry relies mainly on planetary resources.
- Official Currency: Nordic Crown
- Nominal GDP (2495): 1330,1 Billions of Nordic Crowns
- GDP Growth (2494): +2,4%
- Trade Balance/GDP: +1,1%
- Unemployment Rate: 4,6%
The population of Nordic Confederation exceeds the 136 millions of people, including several other millions of workers from planets non belonging to the Confederation. 2/3 circa of the population lives in the Inner Belt and over the 30% of the citizens lives in the Chowa and Auria System. Nordic population as a very low average age (26.2 years/capita) and a steady growth during the 24th and the first part of 25th century. Today demographic dynamics illustrates that around 2498 the citizens will reach the 100 millions.
As 2495, over 91 millions of the inhabitants are Nordic citizens, while 35 millions are foreign. Ethnicity is really heterogeneous between the citizens, ranging from people of evident Nordic or German roots to citizens characterized by olive skin and middle-eastern traits. The Confederate Bureau for Statistics recognizes only two citizen ethnic minorities: the Friesesch, who retain Dutch Language on Vries and the Bruderglauben, a religious minority living in several outposts. The 35 millions of foreign people ranges from many origin, but around the 35% are Factionless and the others are most from Free Colonies, Horran Protectorate, Kandwana Empire and Seven Republic.
The official language of the Nordic Confederation is the Standard Nordic, a German-Danish pidgin developed in the 23rd century and brought to canon in the mid 24th century. Standard Nordic is the compulsory education language, but its speaking is really poor in everyday life, with many citizens speaking local varieties of it. The second most speaken language in the Confederation is the Noedeutschen, the German-based dialect from Noheimat, which is known to the most of the citizens, thanks to broadcasting and media from the capitol world. Several colonies and isolated outposts retain the Terran languages, as the Friesesch minority, which retain Dutch and other smaller groups maintaining Norse and Danish languages. Common Language, an English-based pidgin who was born on Earth during 22nd Century is well known and used by the citizens to dialugate with other cultures and in trade operation.
Most of the population is Irreligious or Atheist, although exist many religious denominations around the Confederation. Nordic Confederation is officialy a secular state, but allows those cults to proselytize if their message and doctrines aren't against the State. A strong minority is gathered around the Nordic Church of God, based on the old Christian message but even more follow the Aesa Faith, a polytheist and pantheist cult modeled on old Viking and German pagan traditions. To conclude, a very small group of religious fanatics of Christian inspiration is present, scattering in many rural border outposts, the Bruderglauben.
Nordic Confederation's Military is one of the mightiest and powerful force in the Human Space; its equipment and technology is second only to the common sense of duty and sacrifice diffused in all the aspects of Nordic society.
Reserve Troops: the Gau SystemEdit
The Gau system is complementary to the Heer regular army, consisting in local militia, well trained but light equipped, comprehending all citizen class between 16 and 65 years, even for females. The compulsory national service is continuos during life, entering in Jugendbataillon at the age of 14, then in Sturmbataillon until the age of 24, then in Gauwehr (until 45 years) and in Altwehr (until 60 years) and then in the Altwache (until 65 years). Every month, four days are dedicated to military activities, and for the younger a week a month. The call-at-arms of the Gau Truppen is fast, with deployment in two days by the order from the Gaukommandant.
The Heer is the regular infantry army of the Nordic Confederation, consisting in eleven Divisions and 310.000 effectives on duty (circa). The High Command (Oberkommando) is placed in Noheimat, while the are one Bezirkommando for each stellar system and one for Horran Quadrant and Shiny Dust either. The equipment used by the Heer is technology intensive and really superior to the average of the other Human Factions, while the manpower is excessively below average. The structure of the Army is listed below:
- 1. Licht Infanterie-division, 40.000 manpower, Noheimat
- 2. Licht Infanterie-division, 40.000 manpower, Ode
- 3. Licht Infanterie-division, 40.000 manpower, Nojutlen
- 4. Licht Infanterie-division, Hangara II
- 5. Licht Infanterie-Division, Glanzlingen
- 6. Jaeger-Division, 20.000 manpower, Kriegsmarine 1. Hurtigtruppen
- 7. Jaeger-Division, 20.000 manpower, Kriegsmarine 2. Hurtigtruppen
- 8. Jaeger-Division, 20.000 manpower, Werhau
- 9. Panzer-Division, 25.000 manpower, Kamrad
- 10. Panzer-Division, 25.000 manpower, Solbernstation
The Kriegsmarine is smaller than her competitors' fleets but far advanced under the profile of weaponry and machinery. Its strength is over 200.000 manpower, including five Main Battleship and nine Cruisers of recent construction. The Kriegsmarine is organized in four commands:
Nordic Confederation is organized as a Federal state, with a strong importance of the military system. The regional basic division is the Gau, often comprehending many Bezirk, smaller areas (usually groups of outposts, minor colonies or regions of planets), that is ruled by a local magistrate called Gaumeister (locally elected by all the citizens) and a Gaukommandant, a military officer selected by the central authority. Each Gau has autonomy about fiscal collection, education, local administration and sends one representant to the Sternrat, which is the larger federal institution. One deputy for each Sternrat seats in the Bundrat at Noheimat and all the citizens elect the Chancellor.