|Kingdom of Tiberias|
Motto: "Ensemble, pour tous!"
Etruscan: Together, for all!
Anthem: "L'Hymne à l'Amour"
Etruscan: Hymn to Love
Location of Tiberias within Andalusia
|Government||Devolved government within constitutional monarchy|
|Constantin Daviau (FN)|
• Unification with Abbasid
|4 July 1948|
|4 March 1971|
|15 January 1983|
|78,387 km2 (30,265 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
• 2016 estimate
• 2010 census
|GDP (PPP)||2013 estimate|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2013 estimate|
• Per capita
very high · 2nd
• Summer (DST)
|Drives on the||right|
Tiberias, (Etruscan: Tibériade, officially the Kingdom of Tiberias (Etruscan: Uni de Tibériade) is a country that is part of the Federal Kingdom of Andalus and covers one-tenth of the island's total area. It borders the Kingdom of Sousse to the west, Turin to the east, and Eilat to the south. To the north is the Andalusian Sea, while the Amaar Passage splits mainland Tiberias from the Donan Peninsula.
Taza, the country's capital and home of the royal family, gained fame as the playgroud of Columbia's royal and wealthy, which transformed Tiberias into one of the commercial, intellectual, and industrial powerhouses of Columbia. Duis, Tiberias' largest city has emerged as the center of Columbian culture and economics, becoming a hub for investment and development. Tiberias as a whole maintains around 25% of Andalus' total oil reserves, accounts for about 45% of the national gross domestic product, and is home to 44% of its population as of 2016.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Government and politics
- 4 Economy
- 5 Demographics
- 6 Culture
- 7 See Also
The name Tiberias originated from the ancient god Tiberinus, or the god of the River Tiber, who is fabled to have helped the original Andalusians settle in the Atlas mountain valleys. Another theory is that the name comes from King Tiberius of Esturia, who successfully fought in the War of the Roses against Muslim invasions and rival Christian forces following the establishment of the State of Taza in the First Holy War.
The war, which lasted almost 16 years saw the collapse of the Kingdom of Eliakim, but contributed to the spread of Christianity through northern Andlausia, and solidified Taza's position as Columbian stronghold in the Islamic world. It is alleged that following his death, the Council of Taza named the country Tiberias in his honor, though there is no written record of this.
The region of present day Tiberias was invaded in 1001 by Christian explorers seeking to expel the Beidar pagans. The war eventually ended in a crushing defeat for Christian armies in 1005, leaving the pagans in control of much of present day Eilat. However they returned in 1006 with allies, pushing back the Beidars, and liberating major cities including Eilakim and Taza. Immediately following the conclusion of the war they established the Kingdom of Eilakim, and the State of Taza, to continue the Christianization of the region.
There was a lengthy dispute over who should control the state. Tensions eventually led to the outbreak of the War of the Roses, spearheaded by the Etruscan prince Tiberius XIV. Tiberius and his allies eventually won, and established the Kingdom of Tiberius. Following the establishment of the state, Tiberius died from a deadly epidemic that was spreading through his army.
Age of Exploration
The religious 'clash of cultures' built up gradually but inexorably into outbursts of violence against the perceived repression of the Elias Crown, which had close ties to royalty in Brunswick. The tensions led to storming of Clemens Palace in Taza, which later became known as Clemens Day, symbolizing the beginning of the rebellion.
Independence and World War
After regaining independence from Etrusque, Tiberias was engulfed in several wars with the Beidar tribes to the south. The Third Beidar-Tiberian War erupted with Tiberias seizing control of Rasheed, the declared capital of the Emirate of Ajman. The war proved to be an disaster for the Beidar tribes, with Tiberias pushing through towards Deira, threatening the heartland of Beidar control. After 5 months of war, The Treaty of Taza was signed, with the Beidar's relinquishing control of Rasheed, and with it Sousse, to Tiberias.
Andulasian Civil War
The collapse of the Abbasidi monarchy created a power vacuum, and with nothing holding the disunified states together, they broke apart. Starting with Khalifji, it was quickly followed by Tiberias and the seven Abbasid emirates (which formed the United Abbasidi Emirates). However, Tiberias' independence was short lived, as Preisdent Faisal sent in his troops into Taza, and re-annexed the territory. The Tiberian monarchy was abolished, and the royal family was expelled to Eilat. The then King, Philip II, reached out to Etrusque for assistance in liberating Tiberias, which greatly contributed to the formation of the Tripartite to fight the forces of the Republic of Abbasid.
When the Tripartite Aggression broke out in 1970, Tiberian rebels were quick to take advantage of the situation. With assistance from the Eilat Defense Forces, the rebels drove out the Republican army and re-established their independence. The state would serve as a launching pad for the Eilat's invasion of the rest of Abbasid.
Fortunes shifted greatly in the second phase of the war, with the Republic of Abbasid Armed Forces routing Eilat's offensive at the Battle of Abdullah, driving them back into Tiberias, in pursuit. Devastating defeats of Etruscan forces in Southern forces led to further weakening of Tiberian power. With the collapse of Etrusque's stronghold in Nasser, the Tiberian resistance surrendered, allowing the ROAAF to retake Taza. Eilai forces rapidly retreated back across the border in Rashaya, strengthening their position to withhold an Abbasidi attack. When Faisal attempted to invade Eilat, Tiberias took the brunt of the counter-attacks, forced to face missile strikes, bombings, chemical attacks, and occasional cross border raids. After weeks of battering the Eilai front line at Rashaya with little success, President Faisal abandoned his plan to invade Eilat. When the violence ended in a ceasefire, several Tiberian cities and towns had been wiped off the map, and over 200,000 people killed.
Government and politics
The Kingdom of Tiberias is a devolved constitutional monarchy, in which King Felix VI is the head of state. The monarch officially retains executive power and presides over the Council of State (privy council). However, following the introduction of a parliamentary system of government, the duties of the monarch have since become strictly representative and ceremonial, such as the formal appointment and dismissal of the Prime Minister and other ministers in the executive government. The monarch is not answerable for his or her actions, and the monarch's person is sacrosanct.
The current Prime Minister of Tiberias is Constantin Daviau (pictured right), the leader of the right-wing National Front which came to power following the 2015 elections. His election marks the first time a party outside of the mainstream left-right scope has gained power in the history of Tiberias.
Tiberias has limited self-government within the Federal Kingdom of Andalus, as well as representation in the Andalusian Parliament. Executive and legislative powers respectively have been devolved to the Tiberian Government 1983. The Andalusian government retains control over reserved matters specified in the Union Act (1983) and the Tiberian Acts (1997), including Andalus' taxes, social security, defence, international relations and broadcasting.
|Establishment||15 June 1997|
|Diplomatic Missions of Tiberias||171|
|Diplomatic Mission in Tiberias||166|
As stated in the 1997 Tiberian Acts, the government of Tiberias is allowed to maintain unofficial cultural and economic relations with states that Andalus maintains ties with, through a special office called the Tiberian Economic and Cultural Representation Office (TECRO). These offices operate as de facto embassies. These offices enjoy the same privileges as Andalusian embassies, such as providing consular protection, diplomatic immunity for their staff and extraterritoriality.
Currently Tiberias has 171 diplomatic missions abroad, including "embassies" in the rest of Andalus, which maintain communication and exchanges between Tiberias, Abbasid and Sousse, and handles issues regarding the representation of Tiberian civilians and their economic, cultural, and legal exchanges.
Tiberias maintains representation in the International Adonian Games Committee, the WHO, L'Etrusque, and FIFA. In 1979, Tiberias joined 73 other groups world-wide to establish the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, and is currently under the banner of the group Initiative de Résurgence.
Tiberias maintains strong economic and cultural relations with its former colonies, most of those in the Western world, through the Etruscophile organzation L'Etrusque. As of 2016, Tiberias heads the Littio Group, which aims to provide aid for development and combating poverty in the poorer regions on Mozamba and Vespucia.
Tiberias boasts the nation's 2nd highest GDP nominal per capita at $65,784, GDP PPP per capita at $63,023 and GNI per capita at $67,150. It also has an unemployment rate of 2%, the second lowest, behind Nasser. It has a large number of foreign workers, with estimates claiming up to 1/5 of Tiberias' residents originate out of the country. As many as 50,000 workers cross the border from nearby states for work each day. According to the central government, Tiberias has the nation's lowest poverty rate and the highest number of millionaires and billionaires per capita in Andalus.
The largest source of Tiberias's income is tourism. Tourists have been drawn to the warm climate and unique culture. Most tourists visit the capital Taza or the city of Duis, which makes up a large portion of the Tiberian (or Andalusian) Riviera. It has also become a major banking center, holding over $200 billion worth of funds. Following the liberalization of it's economy, it has pursued the diversification of it's economy, focusing on non-polluting, high value companies. Since then, casinos have become extremely popular within Tiberias.
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