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Kingdom of Baxojeyuh
Timeline: The Kalmar Union
Flag of Baxojeyuh (The Kalmar Union).svg No coa
Flag Coat of Arms
Capital
(and largest city)
Ajux
Language Baxoje
King Maxuhga V
Population 194,100 
Independence 1681
Currency IYH & IKD

The Kingdom of Baxojeyuh, Baxojeyuh, a small authoritarian monarchy in North-Central Leifia. It is bordered by Isanyathimark, Inokian Federation, Niuachiland, Otoewa and Omahaghenu. The capital is Ajux and the population is around 194,000.

The Head of State is King Maxuhga V.

The official language is Baxoje.

Historically the Kingdom has used the Isanyanthi Hinah (IYH), stamped with its own designs. However, it is now moving politically toward a trading partnership with Inokia and the increasingly the state is pushing the Inokian Daloe (IKD) (again, minted with Baxoje imagery) as the main currency.

History

Once broadly settled between the Mississippi and the Missouri rivers the Baxoje tribe was pushed northward by the chain-reaction movement following the expansion of the Aniyunwiyan Empire in the 13th century. It fought hard to remain independent from the aggressive Inokian kingdoms during the 14th century but in doing so allowed the Lakota to the West more influence over it. The tribe was converted to Christianity by Vinlandic priests in the 1380s; the country has an inordinate amount of 'Saint' place-names and the stave church at Ajux was the tallest structure west of the Mississippi until its destruction in 1622. The area had had the good fortune to avoid the worst of the Black Death and coupled with good farmland and the spread of a feudal model it allowed a population boom. However the spread of feudalism splintered authority and by the First Mexic-Leifian War it was essentially an outpost of the Lakotan realm, regularly fought over between the Lakota and Inokia.

During the Reformation it had haphazardly embraced Lutheranism, which further deepened its own internal divisions and violence with Catholic Inokia but did mean that its plight regularly spurred the rhetoric of Vinlandic politicians who argued for intervention on their co-religionists behalf. Finally, citing continued disruption of its trade routes, Vinland would declare war on the Lakota state. The First Vinland-Lakota War (1676-1681) would end with Baxojeyuh being carved out of Lakota's south-western fringes.

The new crescent-shaped kingdom was soon dotted with a spine of Vinlandic designed fortress-towns, though these were soon out of date thanks to burgeoning good relations with both Inokia and the soon to be independent Isanyathimark. Indeed the nascent Baxoje army was a sure-footed partner of Vinland in the Second Lakota War (1733-1736). Solid Inokian and Vinlandic help meant it avoided the disruption of the Second Mexic-Leifian War which would ruin several of its neighbours. Centralisation of the state would occupy much of its political energy and eventually falter in the midst of the Leifian Crisis as the once wealthy yeoman class revolted against yet another tax. Briefly instituting a 'Farmer's Commonwealth' the revolt drove the monarchy into exile.

This short-lived revolution was firmly quashed by the Vinlandic army in 1842/3 once it had dealt with a similar revolt in Isanyathimark. Unlike the Isanyathi Revolutionary War this action was relatively well-conducted and the monarchy was quickly restored to power; in fact the campaign's quick resolution was used by many Vinlandic generals as an argument against army reform in the years after. A relatively liberal constitution was signed by the returning government under Vinlandic supervision, though this has slowly been reined-in by successive monarchs.

The construction of the Baxojeyuh Railway 1914-1919 (a full decade before similar ventures in Isanyathimark and Inokia), connecting the Missouri and Mississippi ports at either end of the country, provided a powerful boost to the economy and allowed goods from the Missouri to be funneled to the markets of the Fraeburt Votnum in ever greater numbers.

Government

Baxojeyuh is a constitutional, albeit authoritarian monarchy, governed by a single-chambered Council which for the most-part acts to approve legislation drafted by the close advisors of the monarch, currently King Maxuhga V.

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