The Australis Union (formerly the Australis Confederacy/Confederation) was a nation in the southern continent of Prsata. It holds vast land claims, which has caused tensions to rise from other, more liberal powers. It is also known for its unique culture.
Originally the Australis Confederation, the nation was founded June 15th, 2023, in the continent of Prsata. The early days were filled with instability, as constant mob attacks combined with the recent economic changes led the nation to always be at risk of falling. It was a ship building deal that ultimately saved the economy.
The country was thrusted into the world stage with the high-profile events of the Prsata Cold War. Due to the rising tensions, Praeses Southnsniper transferred his position to leader of the Senate, giving the executive powers to Apexiann. It was then during the negotiations that the Australis Senate decided to exclude themselves once more from the Prsati Constellation. The diplomatic fallout led to the temporary closing of the nation's borders.
Soon after, the Senate voted to officially change their name to the Australis Union. The Senate cited the creation of states in the Union as a primary reason for the change of governance.
In a 4-1-1 Vote, former praeses southnsniper was reelected for a second term on August 18th, 2023.
After much inactivity, the nation was dissolvved on the 25th of august. The territory was divided in two, the Ironwood Federation and the Alatrha heritage preserve.
The Australis Union was a republican-style government, a traditional style of government that has existed since 2019.
The Praeses (latin for President) was the commander-in-chief of the Australis Union. He who is Praeses has control over the Armed Forces of the Union, along with partial control of the following:
- State Department (led by TeamTokes)
- Department of Economics (led by UnlockedBeast48)
- Engineering Department (led by _pyrovision_)
The Australis Senate was the legislative body of the Union. Each town in the Union is able to elect one senator to sit in the senate. From there, the Senate has the following roles
- Pass laws
- Discuss alliances
- Declare war
- Impeach government officials
The Senate was notable for formally rejecting the alliance with the Prsati Constellation, which kickstarted a major fallout of diplomatic relations that is felt to this day.
Besides a brief 4 day stint, no official court existed. however the branch is responsible for the Australis National Police, which is the premier law enforcement agency.
The Australis Union's primary reason for renaming was the inclusion of States. There were 3 states, each in reference to the storied past of the Union. Each state is equipped with a governor, who is responsible for the development of their state.
Each state was authorized to raise a national guard, which serves as a auxiliary force in times of war, and as a patrol force when in peace. Currently no real national guard is active due to the low population of the nation.
The most populated region, Floridus was home to 95% of the Union's population. The Floridus Governor was southnsniper, however due to his reelection, he is seeking a new replacement.
Floridus currently has the following cities:
- Newer Polk (Capital)
The territory borders the Elyras Empire. Floridus is launching a program to turn the entire prairie into woods, citing security concerns and beauty. Sun Rail is a state rail-line connecting the state's towns. The taiga line between Newer Polk and Praedium is being built.
Ironwood was a state in the southern region of the Union. It borders the nation of Sciathanach to the south. Despite its low population, Ironwood has the most towns in the nation:
- Ironwood Estates (state capital)
- Port Wilo
The Ironwood State became the Ironwood Federation on the 27th, a continuation of a large legacy.
Minerva is the largest state by landmass. Currently, both no town and no governor is there, however sniper is advocating for Fordington to lead it, as he was the mayor of the territory.
The Australis Armed Forces are considered to be a tier-2 power.
The Australis Army at peak had 10 people. The Army was the premier land force for the nation, specializing in infantry and artillery. In response to the removal of Movecraft and tensions with Elyras, Apexiann mobilized the entire army, and transferred all navy and national guard personnel into the Army, along with signing up himself.
The current army units are:
Legion I, Fort Florida
- 1st Regiment, "Fighting Gators", Fort Florida, Newer Polk. Commander: southnsniper
- 2nd Regiment, "Gladiators", Ironwood Estates. Commander: Rkn2562
- 3rd Regiment, "Regulators", Praedium. Commander: TheRealVeriton
The Army utilizes war dogs, with about 20 currently in service, the majority in the 1st Regiment.
In the coming weeks the Army will shift to a division-style organization, a nod to the republican government style that the Union has taken.
The Australis Navy possessed the following ships:
1st Fleet, Newer Polk
- AUS Technoblade, Constitution-class frigate with 23 guns
- AUS Gator, Destroyer with 4 guns
- AUS Titan, classified
- AUS Cortez, mass cargo ship
While not officially mustered, the Australis Navy has the power to activate a Marine Corp, specialized in amphibious and expeditionary operations. Sniper has stated that he would make the Marine Corp a separate branch should enough numbers be attained.
Considered reserves and not separate branches, the National Guard can be mobilized for both the Navy and the Army. When not mobilized, the National Guard can act as a state police force, keeping paths free from mobs.
Each individual town is allowed to raise a small 3-man artillery guard, which can be called for Navy service
The Union was known for its tight-knit community that is accepting of new people. Many who have joined stay for a while, with UnlockedBeast48 being with the community for over 2 years.
State roleplay is prohibited, which has caused a lot of controversy in the world stage. Private citizens however are free to RP. The official language is English, however it is not required. There is no state religion.
Australis has a policy of the policeman, which is to stay peaceful and help to enforce the peace. Despite the no-state roleplay, Australis has close alliances with the following nations:
- Chiefdom of Idrolia
Prsata Cold War
Formally allied with their southern neighbors. The Australis Union formally severed ties with the Prasati Constellation due to defamation attempts on both their leaders and their people. This came at a point where the alliance continually pressured and threatened Australis over their land claims, which existed long before those nations. Since then, a state of cold war has existed between the two neighbors, with a population of 59 for the Constellation and 11 for Australis.
In response to the defamation, the Senate ordered the army to the border and for the police to arrest any member of the Constellation nations that step foot on the country illegally.
- Apexiann: The second Praeses of the Union, Apexiann is known for his calm leadership.
- southnsniper: The first and third Praeses of the Union, sniper is known for his no-nonsense attitude and fiery response to any threat on his nation.
- TeamTokes: The prime minister of the Australis Union, TeamTokes is regarded as one of the greatest Union diplomats in his time.
- UnlockedBeast48: "Apple Sexual Unlocked" due to his infatuation with apples.
- rkn2562: the ace of Ironwood, who continues to strike fear in his enemies.