The 01 Eastern Roman Empire region which was later to organise itself into an Alliance began in December 28th of A.D. 2007. The founding Imperator or Emperor was Byzantine Glory.
Byzantine Glory founded the empire on the principles of freedom, independence, mutual self-respect, and for the common defence of all member nations. The 01 Eastern Roman Empire was founded as an Imperial Republic. This was led by the Imperator, the Empire of Byzantine Glory, who with the Senate represented the will of the People of the region.
The Empire was the founding point of the Alliance and the beginning of its rise in Nationstates to the population and society we know of the Alliance being today. This is the Alliance, please read its story and of the exploits of our members.
Last Edit: Jan 16, 2008 11:30:58 GMT 2 by athanasius
The population growth of the Empire was slow to begin with due to the adjustment of its people to Intra-Regional relations and to formal immigration processes. The Empire started with only 10 nations and ended with 200 nations before the Alliance. The Alliance developed by dividing the people through its offspring and affiliated regions and grew above 730 nations. The population has had slumps but gradually increased with each year, how long this growth will last in the future however is another matter.
In December 2006 the Empire recently founded by Byzantine Glory was limited to 10 nations and was very small compared to other regions in Nationstates, but by January the 11th 2007 the population had reached 5.2 billion and was the 690th largest region in Nationstates. By February the population had increased in the region to 483rd in the world as the Empire started the colonisation of the Anubis Boards region. By which point the 01 Eastern Roman Empire region. By the end of this period the population grew to 7 billion people. This was a period of substantial growth and the development phase of the Empire.
By the middle of the year in March the 01 Eastern Roman Empire region was developing more in terms of member nations, gaining yet more members in a short time. The region had reached 73 nations and was in 84th largest region in Nationstates and had much more than doubled in population due to mergers and recruitment. Near the end of the Empire in August the 4th the 01 Eastern Roman Empire region was in 28th position worldwide. The Empire and again more than doubled in population and just before it was to be forming an alliance.
In the third quarter of the year the Alliance had been founded and the 01 Eastern Roman Empire region continued to increase in population, but was eventually overtaken in the final quarter of the year as the people dispersed across the newly formed alliance. The 01 Eastern Roman Empire region increased from 102 to 117, and the newly colonised Hellenic Civilization region of the Alliance was 27 nations in September. By December the 31st the 01 Eastern Roman Empire region had been vastly overtaken as it was at 168 nations in comparison to 300 nations in Hellenic Civilization region. What the Alliance signalled was the end of an era dominated by a capital region in population, and in a reversal of fortunes population domination of the Hellenic Civilization region.
By January 2008 the Alliance began to rapidly speed up in population growth with plenty of additional members regions boosting this growth. The Alliance in January 2008 had a new member region join as well as increased interest in the Alliance as a whole as a place for tourists, retiree’s as an island of tranquillity in a turbulent sea of Nationstates. The Capital region grew to more than 230 nations and has the possibility today of regaining its dominance. By as yet the 300 nations in Hellenic Civilization region hold it back.
This ends the population history of the Alliance. It is amazing how dramatic growth can be, and the 01 Eastern Roman Empire region and the Alliance it formed have reached 730 nations a miracle achievement in slightly more than a year. The Alliance hope that the progress and advancement of the regions will continue to live on as it grows in population.
Many consider politics to be a ghastly and horrible business, but we prefer to see it as a sport. There are those like 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance who value chivalry and good sportsmanship and others not to be named that oppress and conquer regions to boost their own power and influence. The Alliance however has displayed excellence in diplomacy and that record continues till today, as the Alliance believes in progress and freedom, and equal power for all its member regions.
III) I) Diplomatic Activities[/I]
The 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance has had several diplomatic negotiations through embassy exchanges in Nationstates. Mostly these were done to get regions to join the Alliance but more importantly to show a positive image of us to those regions outside of the Alliance.
The first of these was with Greek or Roman orientated regions, which today have ceased to exist, or merged with the 01 Eastern Roman Empire and other regions. This was purely for the possibility of these regions merging into 01 Eastern Roman Empire region, and for cultural ties between the regions.
Diplomatic policy in the 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance changed by September into finally accepting embassies of regions that were not culturally or politically related or would never merge into 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance. Embassy exchanges took place between Europeia, The Praetorian Empire and The Last Kingdom and other regions as a result.
Last Edit: Jan 16, 2008 11:39:59 GMT 2 by athanasius
The 01 Eastern Roman Empire region began as an Imperial Republic held tightly together by the Imperator Byzantine Glory and by a basic constitution. But by October 2007 it had become a Democratic Republic with all regions constitutionally politically equal in an Alliance with the Imperator as the leader but allowing self-governance in all Alliance Regions.
The First Constitution involved an Imperator or Emperor as the head of state, a Senate who passed the legislation, a disciplinary body, an Aedile, Praetor, and finally a Foreign Minister. This was basic governance system that stood in place till the constitutional reform of Rogernomics and Novellius Veii, which added in a Grand Praetor position. All the positions were filled and readily elected when terms were up.
Today’s Constitution has the full inclusion of basically the entire Roman Republic as well as modern Democratic principles such as representee senators that are elected proportional to population. In addition to this all regions are defined constitutionally as politically equal, this makes it compulsory to get the majority support in all Alliance member regions to apply a law to the whole Alliance.
The 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance has had requests and conversations with regions over mergers over the years, here listed are numerous proposals and statements said by region members and foreigners.
In March 2007 the 01 Eastern Roman Empire region was sent a telegram by an invader region. It requested the region to join their invader region as a colony, which was quickly refused, as the 01 Eastern Roman Empire region was a member of the Alliance Defence Network (or as known today Defender Security Alliance).
The Underground Dealings of Slipbreak sent us the following telegram:
"Greetings Byzantine Glory, founder of 01 Eastern Roman empire! I am the spokesperson puppet of Russian Identity, Underground Dealings, an invader region. We would like you to become a colony of UD. You may still run your own region but it would basically mean you would become a member region of UD and have assistance on raids, help and forum developing etc. Would you like more information? Thank you, Russian Identity, Commander of UD"
Byzantine Glory: Our kindness of heart prevented us from cutting the tongue of the messenger but we returned the message back to sender, as "Undeliverable" !! ...
01 Eastern Roman Empire Region believes in freedom and independence and all of us know how to fight defending ourselves or if needed retaliating any invader.
The Praetorian Empire and the 01 Eastern Roman Empire had numerous failed discussions over mergers into or joining the Alliance, here is one example.
Here it is the discussion as it was officially recorded on 01 ERE RMB:
3 hours ago The Federation of Praetorian Diplomat Dear friends and allies, You welcomed us into your region in our time of need you helped us solve foreign issues. We are very grateful for your friendship. We see that you are going through some hard times and are having troubles with TLK as we are also. So what I would like to propose is that our very similar regions unite and merge to humiliate TLK and knock them down a couple of notches. They have no culture and respect for other regions. They came to us trying to manipulate us into reforming our government and adopting their constitution. I would like to ask for a merger of similar culture and respect to increase Roman ideals. The Praetorian Empire adopts its style of Roman ideas off of the Western Roman Empire as you do from the Eastern Roman Empire, we believe that we should unite and undo what Emperor Diocletian did over 2000 years ago. So if you agree there are two options, we could merge physically and have an amazingly populous region along with a very stable government. Or we could merge in a mental sense and have one government to all our regions and be connected that way. What do you think?
2 hours ago The Republic aganist economics of New Rogernomics Before I speak, BG could you please agree with this merger at least once (please, ). I agree with it! Our constitution is basically the same as yours (of course it save time for you to adopt ours, but we are not forcing you),lol Both a merger or inclusion to the alliance are acceptable, Plus we take the best from both empires (we use the modern government system as well though but this is because people don't want to live under a dictatorship in Nationstates), the roman republic, and a bit of the Eastern Roman Empire government).
13 minutes ago The Empire of Byzantine Glory Dear Praetorian Diplomat, Thank you very much for your warm greetings and your meaningful proposition herein. Our two Regions have indeed many things in common but also certain important differences ... We want to examine both with positive thinking and try building on our common things to hopefully solve these differences in order this kind proposition becomes viable. The main thing we have to clarify is all our discussion should not be based on our common negative idea about TLK leader (I have nothing against that region where some nice nations really are trapped today in his untrustworthy and invading character) but on things of common culture and ideas regarding the development and progress of our Regions inside NS game and the fun and friendships among our nations/members. The main thing we have to examine before we go ahead with a serious discussion about a merger is not the titles, the legislations etc. but ours (ours and yours) philosophy regarding our role in the game. We have since our beginning as a Region classified ourselves among the Defenders in NationStates offering our help, in how much and wherever possible each time to regions in need and under invasion. Your Region has chosen up to now the opposite role, maybe because of the brave military people that live with you. The question is then the following: Is invading an exercise thing for you? a way of taking fun from the game? If so, then we may cooperate in to having this kind of fun and this exercise of your military people through Defending regions in need, offering this way to your fun nobility and purpose. In that case your merge with us would allow to your people through our participation in Defenders Security Alliance (DSA) to continue the fun but been compatible with our philosophy in the game. On the other hand if the choice to invade is just a matter of mentality (invade, conquer, put our flag, create a wasteland and leave) then that would not be compatible with us ... This is the most critical thing that you have to discuss among yourselves and take the BIG decision. If this question is replied positively then I think that the rest arising questions about our mutual modifications in our Constitution, titles and governmental things, citizens rights etc. could be easily agreed and solved ... The merger could lead to a region super power in NS with nearly 550 nations members and over 120 UN members !! We are open to discuss further the matter with positive approach...
Also the infamous “Emperor Addarow” established an embassy. He was later to be declared a betrayer or an annoyance to The Praetorian Empire and other regions. The Lazarus region and The West Pacific region publicly acknowledge his negative record even today.
His Grace Emperor Addarow (The Empire of Emperor Addarow), Founder of the Empire of Rome, opened an Embassy in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region in May 2007. We then reciprocated by opening an Embassy in Rome.
III) IV) Government Scandals
The Alliance has consistently tried to keep to its constitution and values but members have left due to government scandals, in particular the infamous 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance puppet scandal.
The 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance puppet scandal began in September when the Magistratus Extraordinarii member Zombie Intellectuals questioned the Alliance Founder Byzantine Glory on his puppets and whether any were in the Senate. The Speaker of the Senate Rogernomics uncovered in the forum that Byzantine Glory had indeed a Senate puppet called Environment SOS. Relations then deteriorated between Byzantine Glory, Rogernomics and Zombie Intellectuals.
This led to the resignation and leaving of the Magistratus Extraordinarii members Zombie Intellectuals and Novellus Veii. Byzantine Glory has made the allegation that Zombie Intellectuals puppet was Novellus Veii, but this has not been proven and is no longer a concern of Byzantine Glory or of Senate Speaker Rogernomics.
The member Zombie Intellectuals in revenge made 40 or so puppets and placed them in the 01 Eastern Roman Empire region much to the annoyance of Byzantine Glory, Comenmnus and Rogernomics. This led to the ban/ejection of the Zombie Intellectuals puppets from the 01 Eastern Roman Empire region.
The end result was that many lost respect in the government system, and today the Alliance has visible scars in the absence of active senators. But the Alliance government is hopeful that the Alliance member regions will in responsibility to their people elect active and representative Senators again.
The Military history of the 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance is one of defence of its interests and of protection of other regions in need. It has been riddled with an intelligence leak, a traitor, and one invasion of its territory. Today as a whole the Alliance has reduced its military activities. Presently the Alliance is only capable of minor defences of its regions and of other regions in need of defence. But in it’s past the Alliance had several successful and never defeated defence missions.
In March 2007 the 01 Eastern Roman Empire region, which had recently joined the Defender Security Alliance, encountered a traitor in its ranks. As was reported by the loyal nation The Republic of Alpha of Centaurus by telegram when the empire’s sovereignty was being threatened by the traitor “Alecon”.
Seconds ago The Republic of Alpha of Centaurus Alecon is a betrayer: "96 minutes ago The Constitutional Monarchy of Alecon Hello my brothers, Let the invasions begin soon! In solidarity, Hon. Duke Gerard Dugall, O.A. (Order of Alecon), P.C., (Privy Council), Aleconais Permanent Representative to the Brotherhood of Evil 70 minutes ago The Constitutional Monarchy of Alecon P.S. I could be our ambassador to underground dealings. I just joined the forum and will be active both here and over there."
He joined the enemy who threat to invade us ... Shame to him !!! We have welcomed him here ... But always in history there are Ephialtes or Kerkoportas.
This was posted in Brotherhood of Evil region main board. This region claims to be an invading region, sub-group of Underground Dealings region, who claim as well to be invaders.
In September 2007 there was an invasion of Athens region, which is understood today to be a misunderstanding by both the 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance and The Last Kingdom. Here is what Byzantine Glory said on the point of invasion.
Byzantine Glory: Athens Region, our Allied Region, was under The Last Kingdom invasion this morning ...
The invasion was successfully been handled through 01 ERE, Hellenic Civilization and ADN:DSA forces and the invaders are now resting in Warzone Sandbox ...
As Bromannika, The Last Kingdom ruler and Hardenford, invasion's leader explained to Athens UN Delegate and Byzantine Glory, it was Rogernomics that "insulted" them as they claim ...
They were advised to contact if so our Constitutional Court (Magistratus Extraordinarii) to refer their problem ...
Athens is an Allied Region to 01 ERE and as it is Founderless it needs our attention and help ... All available UN nations able to move and remain there should do it endorsing Acropolis of Athens (UN Delegate) ... More in our Regional Forum ...
Everyone help to remain Athens FREE in Nation States!!
The region was eventually liberated and today remains password-protected and free. As a result of the invasion apologies were exchanged a month afterwards and eventually diplomatic relations were formally resumed.
At the same time that the Athens invasion occurred the Alliance encountered an intelligence leak, and the security passwords were given to Amossio who claimed to be a reformed invader but was in fact an invader spy. Little information was compromised however as luckily no defences were going on at the time that weren’t already under control. The Alliance have no bad feelings for Amossio however, and the infiltration made the Alliance put all intelligence matters under the direct control of loyal members, Byzantine Glory, Comnemnus and Rogernomics.
In October (after Amossio left) the Alliance’s incompetent and clumsy general Remus Caesar gave a slight intelligence leak of information, and made comments in Nationstates that embarrassed the Alliance’s reputation. As a result he was withdrawn his position and most of his UN followers and himself were ejected or left the Alliance regions. Remus Caesar himself has been forgiven but he will not be allowed to hold security conscious government or military positions if he ever returns.
There is no real Role Play of culture and religion in the 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance, when it occurs it occurs rarely as people have not yet decided to actively participate in the forums. There are Christians of Orthodox and Catholic faiths in the Alliance, however their religion is no practiced in the realm of Nationstates. The 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance Government hopes however that as the Alliance grows people will get more involved and develop these activities as time goes.
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The 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance hopes to be remembered as a group of regions and nations who had vision and achieved greatness without invading or oppression.
Instead the Alliance decided to work passionately for co-operation, democracy and independence of regions in Nationstates. The Alliance may end in Nationstates as with knowledge of Ancient and medieval history comes the wise realisation that no civilisation lasts forever.
But if the Alliance dies, it does it with honour and the knowledge that it did what it thought best for all the nations and regions it took part in Nationstates with.
This draft history of the 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance was developed by Athanasius Ilius.
Last Edit: Jan 16, 2008 11:45:06 GMT 2 by athanasius
Post by Alexander of Byzantine Glory on Jan 17, 2008 9:12:03 GMT 2
A note about the evolution of our Alliance (from our Blogspot site):
01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance is the place where the Empire of the Byzantine Glory was born on December 28th, 2006.
Capital of the region is Constantinople.
All nation states believing in freedom and independence, mutual self respect, common defense against any invader and hard work for the progress of their people may benefiting to become parts of the Empire.
On Feb. 8th, 2007 the Region (Byzantine Glory)elected member of the DSA (Defenders Security Alliance), on Feb. 27th of the DSA Council of Regions and on May 10th of the Cabinet of Internal Affairs Commission of DSA. On November 2nd, 2007 Byzantine Glory was elected as DSA Deputy Secretary of State. On December 31st, 2007 Byzantine Glory was appointed as DSA Ambassador in Great Britain and Ireland Region.
National Holiday: May 10th
Position among NS regions 9th out of 9,407 , UN members 99, population over 623 billion people.
UN Delegate The Council of Narnia: The Narnian Council
UN Delegate Empire of the Romans: Manouel I Komnenos
UN Delegate Empire of Rome: GodKing I
Founder: The Empire of Byzantine Glory
Regional Power: HIGH
01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance contains 721 nations.
On May 12th, 2007, 00 Western Roman Empire Region declared their decision to join as a Colony 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance.
On May 23rd, 2007, Hellenic Civilization Region declared its decision to consider itself as an off-spring of 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance and some of our natives colonized the new Region.
On June 7th, 2007, Hellenic Civilization Region decided to be merged with 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region and to move all its members in 01 ERE Region. During the months followed this was not happened in practice and thus the Region became one of the fastest growing regions inside the 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance.
On the same day, 01 Western Roman Empire Region decided too to be merged with 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance and to move its members in 01 ERE Region.
On July 1st, 2007, the newly created Region, Ellada, declared its decision to be considered as an "off-spring" region 0f 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance. On September 18th, 2007 the region ceased to exist.
On July 31st, 2007 the Roman Republic Region (RRR) declared its decision to be merged with 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance and its Founder, Emperor Julius Caesar Jr was elected as a Magistratus Extraordinarii of 01 ERE Alliance and the nations started arriving in 01 ERE. On September 18th, 2007 the region ceased to exist.
On August 15th, 2007 Central Region declared its decision to be merged with 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance and its Founder, 15 States instructed the nations to move in 01 ERE; even though on August 26th the moody Central leader destroyed the merger success. Since then Central region was dramatically shrinked in Nation States and finally it ceased to exist.
On August 25th, 2007 Athens of Greece was created by The Republic of Socrates the Athenian and simultaneously declared its decision to be considered as 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance member. On September 18th, 2007 the region ceased to exist.
On August 26th, 2007 Empire of Rome declared its decision to be considered as an off-spring of 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance.
On August 26th, 2007 Athens Region declared its decision to be considered in the framework of Nation States as an affiliated Region of 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance and applied also for full membership with Alliance Defense Network (ADN:DSA).
On August 28th, 2007 The Province of Britannia Region and The Western Roman Empire Region declared their decisions to be considered in the framework of Nation States as affiliated Regions of 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance. On September 20th, 2007 The Western Roman Empire Region ceased to exist, while the leader of The Province of Britannia Region was banned/ejected from the Alliance and the remaining members of his region followed him.
On September 8th, 2007 our Allied Region Athens suffered an invasion by The Last Kingdom. 01 ERE, Hellenic Civilization and ADN:DSA forces helped to kick-out the invaders and keep Athens free.
On September 14th, 2007 The City of Troy Region declared its decision to be considered as an off-spring of 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance. On September 18th the region ceased to exist.
On October 13th, 2007 The Empire of the Romans Region declared its decision through its Founder, Basileus Romeon, to be considered as an affiliated of 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance.
On October 27th, 2007 The HellenicAndRomanNationsinNS Region declared its decision through its Founder, HellenicAndRomanNations, to be merged with 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region and its members started arriving in 01 ERE.
On October 31st, 2007 Byzantine Empire was created as an "off-spring" of 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region. The Region died on December 11th, 2007 but it resurrected on December 14th, 2007, to die again on January 5th, 2008.
On November 2nd, 2007 Star Trek NS Generation was created as an "off-spring" of 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
On November 30th, 2007 Greek Islands Region declared its decision through its Founder, Paros Island, to be considered as an affiliated of 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
At the same day, Roma Region was created as an "off-spring" of 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.
On December 2nd, 2007 Ithaca Region became affiliated region with 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance.
On December 25th, 2007 FYROM is not Macedonia Region was created as an "off-spring" of 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region. The Region ceased to exist on January 5th, 2008.
On January 6th, 2008 The Council of Narnia Region declared its decision through its Founder, The Narnian Council, to be considered as an affiliated region with 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance.
Today, 01 Eastern Roman Empire Alliance consists of the following Regions:
- Hellenic Civilization
- 01 Eastern Roman Empire
- Empire of the Romans
- The Council of Narnia
- Star Trek NS Generation
- Greek Islands
- Empire of Rome
More notices will take place regarding other topics of Athy history presentation.
Post by Alexander of Byzantine Glory on Jan 17, 2008 19:39:43 GMT 2
"In the third quarter of the year the Alliance had been founded and the 01 Eastern Roman Empire region continued to increase in population, but was eventually overtaken in the final quarter of the year as the people dispersed across the newly formed alliance. The 01 Eastern Roman Empire region increased from 102 to 117, and the newly colonised Hellenic Civilization region of the Alliance was 27 nations in September. By December the 31st the 01 Eastern Roman Empire region had been vastly overtaken as it was at 168 nations in comparison to 300 nations in Hellenic Civilization region. What the Alliance signalled was the end of an era dominated by a capital region in population, and in a reversal of fortunes population domination of the Hellenic Civilization region. "
There is not any thought of "domination" of a region among other Allied regions neither any "signalling of overtaking" of anything ...
Nations feel the Alliance as a whole (we every day count the theoretical position of our Alliance among all the NS regions as one region) and so they are often move from one region to the other depending on the needs or the mood ...
Post by Alexander of Byzantine Glory on Jan 17, 2008 19:42:42 GMT 2
"By January 2008 the Alliance began to rapidly speed up in population growth with plenty of additional members regions boosting this growth. The Alliance in January 2008 had a new member region join as well as increased interest in the Alliance as a whole as a place for tourists, retiree’s as an island of tranquillity in a turbulent sea of Nationstates. The Capital region grew to more than 230 nations and has the possibility today of regaining its dominance. By as yet the 300 nations in Hellenic Civilization region hold it back. "
As we have to mention the joining of a new region in the Alliance I think we have to refer also to all the previous regions joined us as per the above separate post from the blogspot site ...
Again also let us put away the "dominance: thing ...