"The only common language we have and the only language people will understand, is the language of force."
Brabrantium is a rich nation officially founded in the 1410s with a population total of over 32 million people (as of 2012). Its government is a Stratocracy, meaning that it elects retired military officials by the Congress as it does not trust its people. Its modern framework is solely created based on Expansionism. Its ideals were co-incidentally shared with Miracium, except Miracium is based more off of peace and the ability of conquest rather than full blown militarism like Brabrantium.
Brabrantium is one of the only countries known for its total glorification of war, but it is smart enough to be careful of its consequences. However, its citizens are self-trained for survival if the country is crushed or destroyed because of war to rebuild it quickly.
its dominant party is ironically the "Royal Equestrian Party" (or Brony Party) which strives for peace and harmony through unification of the region.
It is unknown how it got so rich and utopia-like out of warfare, but it is said that they plundered Switzerland during World War II.
Brabrantium's military structure is based similarly on the Roman Empire. Soldiers need to pay for their equipment and other things. However, for every battle a soldier survives, the more money they earn overtime. So Soldiers could buy better equipment. Think of it like those video games where you buy upgrades after every mission and grow stronger. If the soldier dies, their money they earned from the battlefield will be sent to relatives for compensation for loss.
This strategy used by the Brabrantine government had helped it produce more capable soldiers and more volunteers in the army than most countries during most wars.
As Lotharingia (or Middle Francia)
In real history, Lotharingia or Middle Francia became Brabant. Pretty cool huh?
Under rule of Burgundy, England, and the Holy Roman Empire
As Northern Burgundy (or Independence)
Brabrantium's official establishment as the Grand Duchy of Northern Burgundy in 1439 was stemmed from Anthony, the bastard of Burgundy.
Charles the bold had grew very close to Anthony and decided to give him Burgundian Netherlands. Burgundy then split into 2 shortly after with what soon to be Brabrantium. Do not mistake Brabant with Brabrantium, because those are 2 different countries that are modelled after each other.
In 1441, Northern burgundy became independent with Southern Burgundy, similar to the division of the Roman Empire, however the Southern part had fallen to foreign countries, and Northern Burgundy was forced to survive without its twin. Historians, however, still called Northern Burgundy, "Brabrantium", since the records have not shown any change in the name. It is a mystery why people called Brabrantium Brabrantium even when there is no official establishment in the name.
Role in Colonial times
It participated in the Scramble for Africa and was loaned parts of Vietnam, WIP
Role during the French Revolution
(No Change in history besides the predecessor state) The Batavian Republic, was the successor of the Kingdom of Brabrantium-Imperium (or The First Brabrantine Empire). It was proclaimed on 19 January 1795, and ended on 5 June 1806, with the accession of Louis I to the throne of Holland.
The new Republic enjoyed widespread support from the Dutch population and was the product of a genuine popular revolution. Nevertheless, it clearly was founded with the armed support of the revolutionary French Republic. The Batavian Republic became a client state, first of that "sister-republic", and later of the French Empire of Napoleon Bonaparte, and its politics were deeply influenced by the French who supported no fewer than three coups d'état to bring the different political factions to power that France favored at different moments in her own historical development. Nevertheless, the process of creating a written Dutch constitution was mainly driven by internal political factors, not by French influence — until Napoleon forced the Dutch government to accept his brother as monarch.
The political, economic and social reforms that were brought about during the relatively short duration of the Batavian Republic have had a lasting impact. The confederal structure of the old Dutch Republic was permanently replaced by a unitary state. For the first time in Dutch history, the constitution that was adopted in 1798 had a genuinely democratic character (despite the fact that it was pushed through after a coup d'état). For a while the Republic was governed democratically, though the coup d'état of 1801 put an authoritarian regime in power, after another change in constitution. Nevertheless, the memory of this brief experiment with democracy helped smooth the transition to a more democratic government in 1848 (the constitutional revision by Thorbecke, limiting the power of the king). A type of ministerial government was introduced for the first time in Dutch history and many of the current government departments date their history back to this period.
Although the Batavian Republic was a client state, its successive governments tried their best to maintain a modicum of independence and to serve Dutch interests even where those clashed with those of their French overseers. This perceived obduracy led to the eventual demise of the Republic when the short-lived experiment with the (again authoritarian) regime of "Grand Pensionary" Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck produced insufficient docility in the eyes of Napoleon. The new king, Louis Bonaparte – Napoleon's own brother – surprisingly did not slavishly follow French dictates either, leading to his downfall.
(No change in history until Napoleon IV) Louis Bonaparte also had been made the Count of Saint-Leu. He was appointed as the Constable of France in 1808, a strictly honorary title.
After his Dutch kingdom was taken away from him, the Austrian Emperor Francis I offered him asylum. Between 1811 and 1813, he found refuge in Graz, where he turned to writing and poetry. Louis wrote to Napoleon after the latter's defeat in Russia to request that the Dutch throne be restored to him; however, Napoleon refused. His request to visit the Netherlands was denied several times by King William I of the Netherlands, but King William II of the Netherlands allowed him a visit in 1840. Although traveling in the Netherlands under a false name, some people found out that it was their former king, which led to a cheering crowd gathering under the window of his hotel room. It is said that he was quite moved by this demonstration of affection from his former subjects.
After the death of his eldest brother Joseph in 1844, Louis was seen by the Bonapartists as the rightful Emperor of the French, although Louis took little action himself to advance the claim. Louis's son and heir, the future Emperor Napoleon III, on the other hand, was at that time being imprisoned in France for having tried to engineer a Bonapartist coup d'état.
Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (20 April 1808 – 9 January 1873) was the first President of the French Second Republic and, as Napoleon III, the Emperor of the Second French Empire. He was the nephew and heir of Napoleon I. He was the first President of France to be elected by a direct popular vote. However, when he was blocked by the Constitution and Parliament from running for a second term, he organized a coup d'état in 1851, and then took the throne as Napoleon III on 2 December 1852, the forty-eighth anniversary of Napoleon I's coronation.
During the first years of the Empire, his government imposed censorship and harsh repressive measures against his opponents. Some six thousand persons were imprisoned or sent to penal colonies Cayenne or Algeria until they were amnestied in 1859. Thousands more, including Victor Hugo, went into voluntary exile abroad. Beginning in 1862, Napoleon loosened the censorship and lifted many of the repressive measures, and gave the legislature more power, in what was known as the "Liberal Empire." Many of his opponents returned to France and became members of the National Assembly.
Napoleon III is best known today for his reconstruction of Paris, carried out by his prefect of the Seine Baron Haussmann. He created many of the grand boulevards and squares of central Paris, established the Bois de Boulogne, Bois de Vincennes and other famous Paris parks, and built the Palais Garnier for the Paris Opera. He launched similar public works projects in Marseille, Lyon and other French cities.
Napoleon III modernized the French banking system, encouraged the creation of savings and investment banks, greatly expanded and consolidated the French railroad system, and made the French merchant marine the second largest in the world. He promoted the building of the Suez Canal, and established modern agricultural schools and experimental farms, which ended famines in France and made France an agricultural exporter. He negotiated the first free trade agreement with Britain, which was followed by similar agreements with France's other European trading partners.
Napoleon III also accomplished important social reforms, including giving French workers the right to strike and the right to organize. Under Napoleon III, women were allowed to take the baccalauréat examination, the first women were admitted to the Sorbonne, and public schools for girls were opened in all the communes of France with more than five hundred inhabitants. He also made history and geography required subjects in public schools, and introduced the first public school courses in modern languages, art, music, and gymnastics.
In foreign policy, Napoleon III aimed to reassert French influence in Europe and around the world. He was a supporter of popular sovereignty, and of nationalism.
In Europe, he allied with Britain and defeated Russia in the Crimean War (1854–56). In Italy, he assisted the cause of Italian nationalism and unification by allying with the Kingdom of Piedmont and defeating the Austrian army at the Battle of Magenta and the Battle of Solferino (1859). In return, in 1860 France received Savoy and Nice, restoring France to its pre-1815 borders. Later, however, to please French Catholics, he sent soldiers to Rome to defend the Papal States against annexation by Italy, and at the Battle of Mentana (1867) French troops defeated a small force of volunteers led by Giuseppe Garibaldi which was trying to capture Rome.
Napoleon III doubled the area of the French overseas Empire; he established French rule in New Caledonia, and Cochinchina, established a protectorate in Cambodia (1863); colonized the interior of Senegal, and added Kabylie to French Algeria (1857).
He joined Britain sending an army to China during Second Opium War and the Taiping Rebellion (1860), opening China to trade with France, but French ventures to establish influence in Japan (1867) and Korea (1866) were less successful. His attempt to impose a European monarch, Maximilian I of Mexico on the Mexicans ended in a spectacular failure, costing the lives of thousands of Mexican and French soldiers and ending with the execution of Maximilian by the Mexicans in 1867.
Beginning in 1866 Napoleon had to face the mounting power of Prussia, as Chancellor Otto von Bismarck sought German unification under Prussian leadership. In July 1870 Napoleon entered the Franco-Prussian War without allies and with inferior military forces. The French army was rapidly defeated and Napoleon III was captured at the Battle of Sedan. The French Third Republic was proclaimed in Paris, and Napoleon went into exile in England, where he died in 1873. Napoleon III holds the distinction of being both the first elected president and the last monarch of France.
His son, was Napoléon, Prince Imperial (Full name: Napoléon Eugène Louis Jean Joseph Bonaparte, 16 March 1856 – 1 June 1879), Fils de France, prince impérial de France, was the only child of Emperor Napoleon III of France and his Empress consort Eugénie de Montijo. After his father was dethroned in 1870, he relocated with his family to England. On his father's death, he was proclaimed "Napoleon IV" of France by the Bonapartist faction.
He was a suitor to Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, youngest daughter of queen Victoria.(here is where the change happens) The rumors were finally deemed true after they were married between 1874 and 1876. By 1879, His wife had 4 Children, 3 of them were Triplets.
Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte III(or Napoleon V according to Bonapartists) (1878-1915, died in World War I, due to a gunshot wound, to his sibling's horror), Eugene Bonaparte II (Later Napoleon VI by Bonapartists) (1878-1924, died from a Communist Struggle in Germany), Leopold Bonaparte(1878-1919, killed in Irish war of Independence), and Beatrice Oscar Napoleon of United Kingdom(1879-1955).
(Change Ends) In England he trained as a soldier. Keen to see action, he successfully put pressure on the British to allow him to participate in the Anglo-Zulu war. In 1879, serving with British forces, he was killed in a skirmish with a group of Zulus. His early death sent shock waves throughout Europe, as he was the last serious dynastic hope for the restoration of the Bonapartes to the throne of France.
(Change Begins) But not to the Throne of Brabrantium. (See World War 2)
Role in World war 1
(Central Powers) WIP
Role in World War 2
Before the war
Brabrantium took over the German colonies of Ruanda-Urundi (modern day Rwanda and Burundi) during the war, and they were mandated to Brabrantium in 1924 by the League of Nations. In the aftermath of the First World War, the Prussian districts of Eupen and Malmedy were annexed by Brabrantium in 1925, thereby causing the presence of a German-speaking minority in exchange for Northern France (as the allies knew the ceded land was useless).
Poverty was everywhere in the 1920s, veterans were out on the streets begging for food and inflation was abnormally high (but not as much as Germany) with $1,000 for a loaf of bread compared to about $5 Million in Germany, as Brabrantium had set limits on creating paper money. A Party, called the International Bocialist Movement of Brabrantium (IBMB), had risen greatly between 1923-1925 after its founding between Late 1919-1921. Its leader, Anton Adriaan Mussert had stepped down, in 1931, before Leopold-Napoleon III (Grandson of Beatrice Oscar Napoleon and Eugene Bonaparte II), born on July 9, 1899, who sought to restore Bonaparte's rule of Brabrantium. The Party was enthusiastic as they knew that Leopold-Napoleon III (Or Napoleon the VIII according to Bonapartists), were very prestigious and descendant of Napoleon himself and the Louis I 'the good' of Holland. Despite his timid, but slightly sadistic and insane nature (that is what happens when cousins marry lol), he was very well loved by the populace and was elected in 1938 as the chancellor (or Prime Minister) of Brabrantium. He later became dictator in 1940, when Germany had begun the invasion Norway, and joined the axis by letting Germany through to France.
During the Cold War
(West Bloc) WIP
Situation in Crimea