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Auvergnat Empire
Ìmpireachd Auvergnat
[Scottish Gaelic]
Empire Auvergnat
[French]
Timeline: Merveilles du Monde (Map Game)

OTL equivalent: Kingdom of Scotland, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Duchy of Burgundy, Duchy of Auvergne, County of Flanders, County of Artois, County of Boulogne, County of Guînes, County of Saint-Pol, County of Eu, County of Ligny, County of Étampes, County of Gien
Royal Banner of Scotland Royal coat of arms of Scotland
Royal Banner of the Auvergnat "Empire" Lion Rampant Coat of Arms
Auvergnat Empire map 1420 (MdM)
Auvergnat "Empire" (yellow) in 1420

Motto
Ann an Dia no dhìon dìon mi
 (Scottish Gaelic)
(""In my defence God me defend"")

Capital
(and largest city)
Dùn Èideann
Other cities Montferrand, Bearaig a Deas, Clermont, Glaschu, Aurillac, Thiers, Issoire, Murat, Rosbrog, Riom, Sruighlea, Guînes, Étampes, Obar Dheathain, Ligny, Peairt, Calais, Inbhir Àir, Montpensier, Carlat, Eu, Cille Chuithbeirt, Saint-Pol, Gien, La Tour
Language
  official
 
French, Scottish Gaelic, Occitan
  others Lowland Scots, Latin, Cumbric, English, Mann Gaelic, Norn
Religion Roman Catholicism, Celtic Church, Radical Lollardism, Hussite Catholic Church, Radical Hussites
Demonym Auvergnat, Auvergnate
Government Hereditary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
  legislature Parliament of Scotland
Emperor Edward I
  Royal house: House of Bruce-Auvergne
Area 111.312 km²
Population 1.368.324 
Established 1408 AD
Currency Penny Scots, French livre

The Auvergnat Empire (French:Empire Auvergnat; Scottish Gaelic: Ìmpireachd Auvergnat), also recognized as the Auvergnat domain or the House of Bruce-Auvergnat holdings describes the possessions of the Auvergnat Kings of Scotland who hold lands in Scotland and France from early 15th century onwards. It is a Hereditary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy located in Northwestern Europe, centered on the northern part of the island of Great Britain, the southern part of the Low Countries, the northern part of France and north-central part of the Occitanian region. The Auvergnat Empire is an early example of a composite state.

It emerged as a result of the marriage between David III of Scotland, Crown Prince at the time and Joan II of Auvergne and Boulogne in 1395, the couple inherited some rather important possessions from their relatives, the Duchy of Auvergne and the County of Boulogne from Joan's deceased father, John II, Count of Auvergne and Boulogne in 1404 and the Kingdom of Scotland from David's father Robert II, King of Scotland in 1408, setting the events for this powerfull state's emergence. In 1408 the personal union between the Kingdom of Scotland, the Duchy of Auvergne, and the County of Boulogne begins and a new prosperous era emerges for the realm.

Resembling something akin to the old powerful Angevin Empire of the past, although a way smaller, way less grander version of it.

Background

The Kingdom of Scotland having experienced a turbulent history since its inception, always under the threat of invasion from its bordering stronger rival, the Kingdom of England, it has repeatedly lost its independence, only to regain it, owing to its unyielding spirit. A major highlight in its history has been its contribution to cause of Welsh independence, for without its crucial assistance to the liberation of Wales from the English yoke would have been impossible. Against all odds a glorious chapter has been written in its history, under the wise guidance of King Robert II Bruce of Scotland.

Meanwhile the Duchy of Auvergne was also beset by rivals on all sides for most of its history. From the Visigoths who conquered the Duchy from the Western Roman Empire to the various Kings of France who sought to limit its autonomy to the powerfull Dukes of Burgundy who sought to gain Auvergne's wealthy for themselves, the duchy also had a turbulent history just like Scotland.

The Auvergnat "Empire" emerged as a result of the marriage between David III of Scotland, Crown Prince at the time and Joan II of Auvergne and Boulogne in 1395, the couple inherited some rather important possessions from their relatives, the Duchy of Auvergne, and the County of Boulogne from Joan's deceased father, John II, Count of Auvergne and Boulogne in 1404 and the Kingdom of Scotland from David's father Robert II, King of Scotland in 1408, setting the events for this powerfull state's emergence. In 1408 the personal union between the Kingdom of Scotland, the Duchy of Auvergne and the County of Boulogne begins and a new prosperous era emerges for the realm.

Centered on the Duchy of Auvergne it consisted the basis of the continental possessions of the Kings of Scotland.

Later on the Duchy of Burgundy joined into the Empire via jure uxoris rule over King Edward's wife's domain, Duchess Anne of Burgundy-Valois, daughter and heir of late Duke Phillip III the Good's.

Auvergnat Empire

Centered on the Duchy of Auvergne.

Auvergnat Empire

Auvergnat Empire
# Title Name Coat of Arms Ruler Admission Date Area (km2) Population
1 Kingdom Scotland Royal coat of arms of Scotland David III Bruce 1408 AD 68.449 425.263
2 Duchy Burgundy Duchy of Burgundy CoA (MdM) Anne I of Burgundy-Valois 1432 AD TBA ~1.500.000
3 Duchy Auvergne Duchy of Auvergne COA (MdM) Joan II d'Auvergne 1408 AD 24.513 535.609
4 County Boulogne County of Boulogne COA (MdM) Joan II d'Auvergne 1408 AD 2.200 51.070
5 County Guînes County of Guînes COA (MdM) Maria d'Évreux-Bruce 1408 AD 1.650 38.552
6 County Saint-Pol County of Ligny and Saint-Pol COA (MdM) Guy II Luxembourg-Bruce 1408 AD 1.850 40.442
7 County Eu County of Eu COA (MdM) Philip I d'Évreux-Bruce 1408 AD 3.850 85.122
8 County Ligny County of Ligny and Saint-Pol COA (MdM) John II Luxembourg-Bruce 1408 AD 3.500 76.475
9 County Étampes County of Étampes-Gien COA (MdM) Charles II d'Évreux-Bruce 1408 AD 2.850 62.272
10 County Gien County of Étampes-Gien COA (MdM) John I d'Évreux-Bruce 1408 AD 2.450 53.532
TOTAL Auvergnat Empire Royal coat of arms of Scotland David I Bruce 111.312 2.868.324

A Bold title is used to signify that the certain member had a own ruler or special rights, thus wasn't under the direct control of the King of Scotland. An Underlined Italic title is used to signify jure uxoris rule over wife's domains.

Foreign Relations

The Scotland is a leading member of the Celtic Confederation (dating back to 1371). In addition, it maintains good relations with the vast majority of Continental Europe - it can ill-afford to sour relations with allies against its main rival, the Kingdom of England. Relations with the Kingdom of England, however, have traditionally been strained.

  • Positive () Relations
    • Principality of Wales: Allies and royal marriage, both members of the Celtic Confederation. The Kingdom of Scotland played a crucial role in the Welsh War of Independence (1400-1404), helping the Principality of Wales to achieve its independence in the Second Treaty of Caernarfon. Intervention in the Welsh Succession War supporting Maredudd ab Owain Glyndŵr against Duke Richard of York, preserving the independence of Wales under a native Welshman. Supported the Yorkists in the War of the Roses, fought side by side once again.
    • Kingdom of Iceland: Former vassal, extremely loyal ally and royal marriage, both members of the Celtic Confederation. Helped them secure the Faroes islands, Orkney and Shetland in the First Treaty of Akranes. Had to give up our vassalage to them in the Second Treaty of Akranes to secure the Örebro Union's participation in the Welsh War of Independence, also to quell the grievances of the grumbling Norwegian nobility. Supported us in our intervention in the Welsh Succession War supporting Maredudd ab Owain Glyndŵr against Duke Richard of York, helping preserve the independence of Wales under a native Welshman. Fought side by side supporting the Yorkists against the Lancasters in the War of the Roses.
    • Kingdom of France: Renewed the Auld Alliance with the Kingdom of Scotland and at their insistence, the High Kingdom of Eiru was also added in the alliance. During the Welsh War of Independence (1400-1404) the Kingdom of France answered the Scottish call to war and rejoined the fight against the Kingdom of England, opening a much needed second front in the Continent. Crown Prince David III's wife, Joan II of Auvergne and Boulogne, inherited her father's fortune, the Duchy of Auvergne and the County of Boulogne in 1404. The Crown Prince rules over them via jure uxoris rule, swearing fealty to King Louis XI of France for these possessions. Involvement in the Franco-Anglo-Hispanic War against its erstwhile ally, the King of France, outraged by his abysmal treatment of its own nobility, as Duke of Auvergne. Supported Maredudd ab Owain Glyndŵr against Duke Richard of York in the Welsh Succession War indirectly, helping preserve the independence of Wales under a native Welshman. Fought side by side supporting the Yorkists against the Lancasters in the War of the Roses.
    • Swiss Confederacy: Loyal allies and royal marriage. During the Welsh War of Independence (1400-1404), the Swiss Confederacy answered our call and joined the fight against the Kingdom of England, providing us with partly subsidized mercenaries to use against our enemy. Fought side by side against the Capetian French King Louis XI in the 1410s. Fought side by side supporting the Yorkists against the Lancasters.
    • Papal States: Loyal ally of the Pope, back from the time that the Council of York was held and a rebellion broke out in England, King Robert II personally escorted the Pope and the entire Council to safety inside his domain in South Berwick.
    • Empire of Hispania: Allies and royal marriage. Fought side by side against the Capetian French King Louis XI in the 1410s. Fought side by side supporting the Yorkists against the Lancasters in the War of the Roses. 
  • Neutral () Relations
    • Kingdom of Portugal: Allies and royal marriage. The Portuguese King tried to assist us militarily during the Welsh War of Independence (1400-1404), by his own nobility blocked his attempts, forcing him to remain neutral. TBA
    • Hanseatic League: TBA
    • Kingdom of England: Fought several independence wars against them. In the last one the Kingdom of Scotland and the Lordship of Ireland combined their forces to overcome their enemy and achieve their independence from the Kingdom of England. This was followed by the Welsh War of Independence (1400-1404), the Kingdom of Scotland played a crucial role, helping the Principality of Wales to secure its independence in the Second Treaty of Caernarfon. Intervention in the Welsh Succession War supporting Maredudd ab Owain Glyndŵr against Duke Richard of York, preserving the independence of Wales under a native Welshman. Then rapprochement with his erstwhile enemy, Duke Richard of York, intervention in the War of the Roses against against the Lancasters, installing Duke Richard of York on power as King of England.
    • Örebro Union: Allies and royal marriage. During the Welsh War of Independence (1400-1404) the Örebro Union answered the Scottish call to war and joined the fight against the Kingdom of England, providing much needed forces to overcome them and eventually secure the independence of the Principality of Wales. Fought a conflict with them afterwards to assist our ally, the Kingdom of Iceland, to secure its independence. Relations somewhat improved since then.
  • Negative () Relations
    • High Kingdom of Eiru: Allies and royal marriage, both members of the Celtic Confederation. The Kingdom of Scotland and the Lordship of Ireland combined their forces to achieve their independence from the Kingdom of England. Didn't supported us in the Welsh War of Independence (1400-1404), relations soured, supported us in our intervention in the Welsh Succession War supporting Maredudd ab Owain Glyndŵr against Duke Richard of York, helping preserve the independence of Wales under a native Welshman, relations improved somewhat. Supported the Lancasters in the War of the Roses, relations soured again.
    • Kingdom of Lotharingia: Supported us during the Fifth War of Independence, helping us achieve our independence a century ago. Recently fought against us, supporting the Lancasters against the Yorkists in the War of the Roses, relations soured again.

Treaties

As the natural continuation of the Kingdom of Scotland, we recognize all of the treaties signed by them.

Auvergnat Emperors

For the complete list of ATL rulers, see List of Rulers of the Auvergnat "Empire".

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