A large nation that used to be the dominant nation on the Ursand continent, they were later surpassed by the fast growing Federation, who, after years of friendship, declared war on the Grachians in 2014, lasting until the present, having conquered a third of the Principality's territory.
In more recent years, the Principality recently gave the greenlight for an organization known as Grunmetall to create a unit of elite youth pilots, known today as Faceless. The reason for why all the pilots are youths is currently unproven, though Grunmetall assures, and is the popularly accepted reason, that youths have better reflexes and perform better in a dogfight. This has not prevented it being a massively contentious issue in both national and international parliament, and popular opinion is massively split on the issue.
Thus begins a long series of air, land and sea battles, fought unofficially against the Federation, who is attacking the Principality's borders.
The country is dominated by mountains, cliffs and highlands, and has a temperate climate.
The money in the Principality is the Grachian Mark, and the most commonly spoken language is, coincidentally; Common. The Principality is ruled by a Prince, however most choices are made by a democratic party, consisting of an executive, legislative, and a judicial branches.
The Principality is based on the real life country of Germany, and also takes inspiration from countries of central Europe.
The Carinian Federation:
A large and expansive country, the Federation has a long and proud history, influencing at some point or another many countries in the world, directly or indirectly. Many wars have been fought with the Federation as an aggressor or belligerent in some capacity, and its' weapons technology is some of the best in the world as a result, as well as having a historically sizable armed forces.
The Federation is a land of history, with many ancient monuments and buildings throughout its' varied terrain, as well as a large number of architectural and cultural styles across its' wide territory, reflecting the number of cultures absorbed into the Federation over the years of conquest and expansion.
Despite their militaristic nature and leanings, the Carinians have a bold, bright and colourful nationalism and history, and have many sweeping celebrations and national holidays, as well as spirited national traditions of food, drink and music.
The Carinian parliament is renowned for rapid changes of leadership, often from coups and other takeovers, as well as frequent changes in ruling party. Currently, the primary political movement is one for traditional values, which has lead to the current war against the other nations.
The defining events in recent history for the Federation are the Global War of fifty years ago, and the impact of the GABRIEL asteroid in 2014, which was the springboard for the current global situation, which teeters on the edge of being another Global war.
The Carinian currency is the Federal Mark, and while there are many national and cultural groups, the official state language is primarily Carinian, with numerous secondary languages.
The Federation is based loosely on pre-world war 2 Germany and elements of Russia
Republic of Ceseris:
A small republic lying on the northern coast of Eutia, Cesseris was once one of the founding members of the West Eutian Treaty Organization, a powerful group of countries during the days of the Cold War, when the W.E.T.O (Antya, Cesseris, Cathiland, Albea), countries of the Balukha Pact (Grachia, Carinia, the Estovan Empire, Engeos) and the Sealands Alliance (Derus, the Albaian nations) faced off, all of them armed with numerous nuclear weapons (today, most, if not all of these nukes have been disassembled after the Lithantand Conferences). The Cold War ended in the 1980's with a conflict later known as the Great War with the Pact fighting against the W.E.T.O, with the Alliance disbanding and each member declaring neutrality.
Years later, the Carinians, having captured Antya, would mount a small-scale, but still deadly attack on the Republic, resulting in many causalities, and a section of it's territory lost.
Nowadays, it's a simple country, famous for it's agriculture and it's northern coast's sights, featuring scenic ridges and warm beaches.
The money used is the Ceserisian Dollar, and the official language is Common.
Ceseris is based on the farmlands, plains and in part, the eastern coast of the USA.
Union of Lower Albaian Islands:
A group of four large islands, it is a relatively irremarkable country, being one of the founding members of the Sealands Alliance, though it has produced it's fair share of intellectuals, thinkers and scientists throughout it's time, and the Lower Albaians, usually just calling themselves Islanders, are a prideful people, descended from the conquerors of legend and kings and queens of past empires.
The islands, like most other island countries in the Inselian continents, haven't seen many wars, mostly thanks to their geographic position.
The money used is a money also used in the Atlundanan Kingdoms of Higher Albaia; the Albaian Pound Sterling.
The ULAI is based on areas of Scotland and Ireland, resulting in quite the “gnarly” accent!
Parliamentary Republic of Eutiur
Despite it's name, Eutiur lacks a monarch, and has only kept a parliament system because of past experience with a dynasty, that ended when no heir was born to the throne, in the 1800s.
Other than this event, Eutiur is not too remarkable of a country, with temperate weather, mostly flat land, fertile soils, and large populations of fish off the coast. However, it is a country famous for it's neutrality, and thus, over history, it's capital of Eéaton has been the site of many signings of treaties, armistices and other political meetings.
Eutiur is based in part on Iceland, England and Switzerland, though mostly Iceland, because Iceland.
Western Estovan Republic & Eastern Empire of Estova:
Once a great empire spanning an entire landmass, feared by all others, it's glory days came to end in the early 2010s, with internal conflict, rebellions and power struggles breaking out left and right, culminating in the Estovan Civil War of 2015, where a western part of the country, an area with it's own culture, declared it's independence from the Empire.
They fought for only a few months before declaring peace, and within the months after, the two were already considering merging once more, though there is still heated debate on which side becomes the dominant power.
The Republic is famous for it's cuisine and unique culture, and it's warm climate, however the Empire is still feared today because of it's large military, discipline and traditions, with an equally more cold climate to match.
The Estovan Empire, years ago, was also one of the principal belligerents of the Second Great War, a war that separated the Inselian continents in two halves, that of the W.E.T.O and their Eutian allies, and that of the Pact, dominating Estova and Ursand. The war ended after large battles weakened all sides involved, eventually finishing with deals that awarded all countries their former territories, as no one was able to find out the original cause of the Great War after the Lithantand Conferences.
The Empire was also hit, in the 2004, by a large asteroid, called Vyera-225, that damaged infrastructure, and causing many human losses throughout the eastern side of Estova. Following the events of 2014, this asteroid is thought to be from the same belt or cluster as the GABRIEL asteroid.
The money used in Western Estova is the Republican Lira, and the official language there is Western Estovan. The money used in the Empire is the Estovan Denar, and the official language is Cariniaslavic, a language originating from Carinia, brought there in the early 1400s by Carinian colonists.
West Estova is based on Turkey, and East Estova is based on Eastern European countries.
Republic of Albea
In the first half of the 1900s, after finally opening it's borders to foreigners and taking part in a huge modernization, the Empire of Albea was one of the largest powers in the world, first conquering Antya, the Cathiland Islands, the Principality of Leat and then a large part of Coreutia, and then going on to be one of the greatest powers of the Axis in the Second Inselian Intercontinential War (IIWII), from 1939 to 1945, fighting alongside the Principality of Grachia, the Carinian Federation, the Republic of Engeos, the Federal Republic of Derus, and the Parliamentary Republic of Eutiur against the Allies, consisting of Coreutia, the Albaian nations, the Estovan Empire, and Lithantand. Ceseris joined the Allies in 1942
The war began in 1939, with the Grachian-Derusian invasion of Lithantand, resulting in a long occupation of the country, until 1944. Albea soon joined in on the war, invading Leat in 1940, and attacking the Ceserisian border settlement of Pearl City in 1941, thus resulting in Ceseris joining the Allies and declaring war on Albea. After a long and bloody war with the Axis, the war began to take a turn in the direction of Allied victory, when the Estovan Empire invaded Grachia and Carinia at the same time, weakening the two countries, and in 1944, an invasion of occupied Lithantand was conducted by the Albaian nations and Ceseris, operating from Derus, who had earlier left the war, in an invasion simply called “D-Day”. In 1945, the Grachians and the Carinians surrendered, however Albea, even in the face of iminent invasion by the Estovans and facing daily bombings by the Ceserisians, continued fighting, in true Samurai fashion, to the very last drop of blood, until they were forced to surrender after two of their largest cities were flattened by newly created Ceserisian atomic bombs.
After the war, Albea was occupied by Ceseris, until 1952. The country giving up it's imperial ways, became one of the largest economic and technologically advanced powers in the world, and is famous for it's unique culture.
It is a mountainous country, and is filled with rivers, inland seas and lakes, so while the country might look like one large piece of land from space, it is actually many close islands. No one knows for sure why it is this way, and the geological shape goes back thousands of years, but the country is famous for it's scenic mountain tops, forests and rare, but pretty plains. The country's seasons are each very unique with cold, snowy winters, rainy and green springs, boiling summers, and orange colored autumns.
Technically, in the present day, Albea does not possess a military only a large Self Defense Force, composed of the Albea Ground Self Defense Force (AGSDF), Albea Maritime Self Defense Force (AMSDF) and the Albea Air Self Defense Force (AASDF). The country possesses a large aeronautics industry, having invented the revolutionary Shinden II, and it's space program is one of the most advanced in the world.
The money used in Albea is the Albean Yen and the language spoken there is Albean, a language unique in it's vocal form, but has a writing system derivative of Euphisan symbols.
Albea is hugely based on Japan, in almost every way, but with it's own unique aspects.
Antya has had a long history of being invaded or otherwise controlled by other countries; in the middle ages, it was part of the old, and now forgotten Eutian Kingdom, in the first half of the 1900s, it was under the control of the Albean Empire, in the latter half of the 1900s, it was finally independent, however in 2013, it was once again invaded, this time by the Carinian Federation.
However, the country, despite outside influences, continues to this day to have a culture of it's own, with high mountains, wonderful forests, and a plain stretching into Ceseris. It is very famous for it's automobile industry, alongside it's chocolate and beer industries, and was one of the principal designers of the Eurofighter Typhoon, before the country was conquered by Carinia.
The money used in Antya is the Antyan Mark, a currency similar to that of Grachia, and the official language is Common.
Antya is inspired culturally by the central European countries of Switzerland, Germany, Austria, etc.
United Provinces of Lithantand
From the middle ages to the 1800s; Lithantand was one of the world's largest powers, both militarily, culturally and in wealth. In the early 1800's under the rule of the Napaleon emperors, after the revolutions in the late 1700s, it conquered much of Eutia, until 1814, when the remaining countries of Eutia, fed up with Lithantand's warmongering, held the Congress of Silikzen, in the Principality of Grachia, where much of Eutia was given back to it's original sovereigns, and Lithantand suffered many losses of territory.
Until the 1930s, Lithantand grew technologically, culturally and militarily, until 1939, with the Derus-Grachian invasion of the country, causing an occupation that lasted until 1944, with the Allied invasion of the country that liberated Lithantand.
Nowadays, Lithantand is the most visited country in Inselia, raking in profits from it's tourism, not to mention it's military exports. It's capital of Sirap known Inselia wide for it's monuments, culture, food and art.
The country's landscape differs widely depending on area, with it's north coast cold and rainy year long, but it's east coast warm and sunny most times of year.
The currency used in Lithantand is the Lith, and the language spoken there is Lithand.
Lithantand is obviously based on France.
Republic of Engeos:
Engeos used to dominate the Estursand landmass, until 2012, when it was invaded by its longtime friend, the Carinian Federation, and within only a few months, peace is negotiated, however at least half of the landmass is given to the Federation, and many Engeosians are left with a heated hatred for the Carinians. However, in very recent days, there has been sightings of Engeosian planes flying among Carinian ones, perhaps suggesting a military alliance between the two countries?
Engeos has a relatively warm climate, and the Sabretooth Archipelago off the southern coast is a popular tourist spot.
Long ago, Engeos was a member of the Balukha Pact, and was before that, one of the countries of the Axis, during the Second Inselian Intercontinential War (IIWII).
The currency of Engeos is the Drachma and there are two offical languages there, Engeosian and Common.
Engeos is based on Greece.
People's Republic of Euphisa:
For most of 20th century history, Democratic Euphisa didn't bother itself with other nation's affairs, instead keeping themselves busy by modernizing their own country's infrastructure, military, and civil technology, until the early 1960s, when the Euphisans welcomed the arrival of thousands of dark skinned people, who had journeyed for two years by boat to arrive in Euphisa, from the far away landmasses of the Father Continents. While the government itself welcomed the arrival of a new workforce and citizenry, there was much controversy throughout the country regarding the neutrality towards what many began to call the “Dark Euphisans” eventually resulting in a revolution made by a party calling themselves the “White Euphisans”, who, aside from fighting against the neutrality against the Dark Euphisans, under the funding of the Carinian Federation, were also attempting to establish a communist regime. This revolution would eventually be called the Euphisan Civil War, and raged for many years, until the W.E.T.O, who had been previously funding the democratic loyalists withdrew in 2008. The Civil War ended in 2009 when the White Euphisan party took control of the country, establishing a communist regime. For years afterwards, Dark Euphisans were subject to terrible living conditions, many not being given lodging by white landowners, and being forced to work in sweat shops and assembly lines.
The land itself has very diverse climates, from cold highlands in the east, to a desert in the south and jungles and forests everywhere else.
The money used there is the Euphisan Yuan, and the official language is Euphisan, with Common commonly taught.
Euphisa is based on the real life People's Republic of China, but the discrimination thing takes inspiration from the segregation era in the USA.