Adaptus, the Overview
, A little more detail about Adaptus
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I've been meaning to make one of these for a while now, but thought it would have been best to wait until after my Civil War.
Official Name: The Federated Kingdom of Adaptus
Capital City: Adthens
Government type: Co-operation Constitutional Parliamentary
Number of Legislative Branches: Two (Houses of Parliament, Houses of Lords)
Federalist or Unitary: Unitary
Provinces/Territories: 5 Regions, each region divided into Provinces.
Formal Head of State: Primer of the Federation (Prime Minister)
Political Head of State: King of the Adapton People (King)
Official Language: Adapton English (English with added Latin)
Official Religions: Orthodox Church of Adaptus, Platonism , Neoplatonism, Buddhism.
Population: See NS page
Separation of Powers: None - Fusion of Powers
The government in Adaptus is very much like a fusion of that of Great Britain and the old Roman Senate. The main head of the government, and the man making the decisions is the Prime Minister, however, the King has higher powers to the Prime Minister, and the nation as a whole is controlled by the King, the Prime Minister acts as a law maker, and mak between the monarchy and the people. It is basicly a Constitutional Monarchy, however, it is best described by former Chancellor James Habbers definition. "Co-operational Monarchy". Basicly the Prime Minister, and King work together in all matters.
Below them sits the parliament. The parliament is made up of members from each party with at least 1 representative. It is made up of around 400 seats, divided up between at current, seven parties. The number of representatives from each party varies depending on how many constituencies a party has.
Below the Houses of Parliament sits the houses of Lords. The Houses of Lords is made up of county heads, such as Earls, Marquess, Dukes, and Viscounts. Each are on a par with their Parliamentary counterpart. These represent the King to their parliamentary counterparts. These too discuss the same issues as the Houses of Parliament, however are only used as advisor's on the Kings point of view.
The Military in Adaptus is split into three branches. Federation Army (FA), Royal Federal Navy (RFN or Royal Navy) and Federation Royal Air Force (FAF). Together all three branches make up the Federation Defence Force (FDF). The military in Adaptus is independent from Parliamentary control. It is under the jurisdiction of the monarchy. This has lead the military to become a very independent force. It operates very much on it's own level, and much like a private company. it's budget is put forward by the General Staff, and then is approved by the King.
The FDF is a fully volunteer, no one is forced into the military under conscription. This has lead the military of Adaptus to be small than some militaries in Europa of the same economy to Adaptus, however, the training, and equipment given to Adapton troops is of a much higher quality, and much more advanced to that of almost all nations within Europa. The average time for an Army recruit to pass basic training is twenty-four weeks (British Army basic training is twelve weeks), Then regimental training is an added ten weeks.
The FDF is also not afraid of radical thinking, which allows for a much more newer ideas to flow into the military quicker. It also allows for the military to be more open and more confident in new technologies and new ideas.
The FDF operate with very fast paced tactics. The FDF reacts with speed and surprise. Very fast paced, and very hard hitting. The military is build up around many fast vehicles and aircraft to move about. Mobility, and logistics are the key to victory, so are the most concentrated part of Adapton battle plan. Infantry Regiments within the FA are even equipt with transport vehicles. No longer does any part of the Adapton military have to march, we ride. Naval vessels within the FDF are smaller than the average ship, but are faster. The Navy is the largest branch in the FDF, mainly due to the need for protection across most of the Kosscow. The FDF like to think they are the protectors of the sea.
Adaptus derives from ancient Greece (Pre-Byzantine), it's culture it's dominated mainly by Greek thought. This influences all walks of life, from the Government to sport, to educations, all revolves around the ancient method of Greek thought. Hence the large philosophical influence within Adaptus. This has also led many of the population to be very religious, however not in the contemporary sense.
Culture in Adaptus if very mixed. It as a whole is very similar to North East England. With strong accents, high degree and expect for manners. However, here are some major cultural differences depending on where in the Federation you are. Most distinctive of that is the regional gaps in culture. As each region within Adaptus had it's own background and history before the federation was formed. These differences will be covered fully bellow.
At the start of Adapton history, Adaptus was very similar to Greece, as it was divided into city states. Then as it bigger, the states became and empire, then back into separate states, then into individual empires, and eventually into the Federation that stands today. So this is what has caused such a divide in culture.
In the west, where most of the regions are located. Culture derives from the ancient Adapton way of things. Latin Greek style of things. This still shows it's head in modern Western Adaptus, for example, most western major buildings, including the Adapton government buildings are built with the same sort of architecture as ancient Adaptus was build.
In the East, which is mainly dominated by the Sanctum region, a region of Adaptus which is known as one of the coldest places in Adaptus, is much like the east European steps. Cold and slightly barren. This has lead to much a Slavic/Russian style culture to have developed in this area, even to a point where in the far North East, nomadic, and semi-nomadic, Siberian type tribes still exists.
Modern culture in Adaptus is at current, booming. Outside on work Adapton partake in many things from massive sport events, such as the twice a week football matches, which are a massive thing in Adaptus, to the clubbing scene and many other things. Weekend are where Adaptons most express the nations culture. At current, a large part of the Adapton culture is the massive growing rave scene in many cities. With a massive increase in the sound of Makina music originating from the Phalklands, and Scouse music originating from the mainland, also a massive liking of Adapton Hardcore music also. Basicly, chav culture
In the Phalklands, the culture is very much more layed back. It is an originated Spanish type regions, which is due to it's previous colonial owners, who where of Spanish origin. This has had the islands to be more original where culture is concerned. They are still big on rave and sport, however have a difference in language and a lesser acceptance of manners than on the mainland.
People in Adaptus again are very mixed. The average person in Adaptus is around of slightly taller build in most modern circumstances. Explanations for the resent rise in the average Adapton hight is still unknown. Most are slightly skinnier than other peoples, however, this excludes military personal, who seem to be of shorter stockery build. Most have either slightly pale, to average skin tone. the average hair for an Adapton is usually darker, evn in blondes is it of darker shade. However, is is hard to get an average Adapton.
In the East, in the Sancum region most people seem to be of shorter build but also seem to be of a stronger build. Also ginger slightly more common in hair colour. Eastern people take on a more Russian look, with a slightly more stronger structure to them than the average Adapton.
In the Phalklands, people take a more medaterainian look, again, this is thanks to their origins of a Spanish colony. They have darker skin tones, even with the colder weather, and again are quite short for the most part.
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| Sights and scenes of Adaptus.The House of Commons
Only recently built after the AdSoc War. It was build to replace the old Parliament building, the Adaptianum, which was destroyed during the Assault on Losdow, during the AdSoc war. The building is currently the centre of government, and will remain to be. The building in located in the centre of Adthens surrounded by communal areas such of a large shopping centre and several parks. Adthens Academic Academy
Possibly the the most prestigious building in Adaptus. The Academy in Adthens is one of the most prestigious universities in the whole of Europa. The Academy accommodates scholars from all across Europa. If one is accepted into the Academy then one is of super high status. This Academy boasts royal scholars from all over Europa, and many of the worlds leading figures enrolled here, including major engineers, physicists, historians and other subject areas. The Academy only awards Doctorate, and Master degree's. Scholars who attend the Academy, and pass out are awarded an a knighthood in the Academy's Order of Educational Excellence. Adding Knight of the Order of Educational Excellence to their name, as well as their doctorate. Monastery of St.James
Monastery of the patient saint of Adaptus. Named after St.James the monastery was build in 1594, and expanded over the years. The location of the monastery is in the Sanctum steps, just outside St.Jamesburg. The monastery is currently the headquarters for the Adapton Orthodox Church, and is where the autocephalous of Adaptus reside.
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Government, and Royalty.
Adapton Government is based on a co-operational system, between the Parliament, and the Lords. After the major reforms during the Re-Building. The Adapton Government system had some slight changes with who had the ability to run it. Now the Prime Minister position is open to anyone of Adapton Birth, not qualification, nor are there any class or age restrictions, only one requirement exists, and that isto have been a Cabinet Minister, or Shadow Cabinet Minister.
As for Royalty. This system was also changed. Titles of nobility could only be granted to former Prime Ministers, or members of the Royal Family. Now it is open to a system of merit. If award -by the King, an honer then you are then eligible a seat in the house of lords, and a position in the nobility.
Following, is a list of current Royal Family and members of Parliament:
King - Charles Andrew Hollowfield II
Lord Protector of the Sovereignty - Philip Fairfax (honorary Position)
Prime Minister(First Lord of the Treasury) - Hiero Apollon
Lord Chancellor(Second Lord of the Treasury) - Steven Rae
(Secretary of state for) Minister of Home - Lewis James
(secretary of State for) Minister of Foreign Affairs - Alexander Marcus
Minister of Defence - James Metcarf
Lord Lieutenant Sovereign of Abroad Affairs and Royal Representative - Lord (Admiral of the Fleet) Robert Montgomery
Minister of the Colonies - Gary Redcar
- First Minister of the Phlklands - Lord Ben Devonshire
Lord Lieutenant of the Colonies - Lord Daniel Scott (Air Chief Marshal)
Minister of International Development - Jake Commodus
Minister of Trade and Industry - Harold Scipii
Minister of Education - Margaret Brown
Minister of Transport - Ken Elliot
Minister of Health - Bella Dec
Minister of the Environment - Brooke Winecastle
Minister of Culture - Haristole Secrotes
Minister of Intelligence - Jack Brutes
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Adapton Culture is highly dependant on "Greek Thought", that being the thought methods created by the many old Adapton thinkers like Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, David Hume, even the current Prime Minister, John Mills Kant, and many others, this "Greek Thought " is also known in Adaptus as philosophía, or Philosophy. Philosophy plays a massive part in Adapton culture, being applied to almost everything. This has also lead the Adapton nation to be lead depending on an entirely different level from most other nations, after the development of many complex system, mostly those of ethical systems. An example of this is the new wave of Proportionism, a system so controversial that most Churches throughout the world have banned the practice and have excommunicated it's creators, including the Adapton Church. Another example is the banning of Situation Ethics by all major churches excluding the Adapton Church, due to it's own philosophía.
Here is a detailed look at how Adapton Culture is exercised. (taken from the other culture thread.) How do your citizens see their country?
Adaptons have a high regard for their own country. Many outsiders see it as almost fanatical nationalism, however within Adaptus, Adaptons see themselves as the most civilised nation in Europa, and view themselves as higher in both mind and body to all other nations. To complete outsiders it is viewed as complete arrogance. However to closer friends, they see it as just Adapton.
Adaptons love their country, and rarely leave. They view their country as a modern day Roman or Greek civilisation, surrounded by barbarians. How do your citizens see other countries?
Adaptons see other countries as barbarians, and uncivilised. They see some countries as highly suspicious, based on their cultures, and their distance from the Adapton culture.
However, close friends are held dearly regardless of this. Where as nations such as Tagmatium are concerned, differences are put far to the side in the name of friendship, old allies are seen as on a par with Adaptus, and are seen as civilised and ideal partners. How are the other country's names written on your country? (Put only some, of
English is not spoken inside of Adaptus, Adaptons prefer to speak in ancient Adaptons tough. Mostly Ancient Adapton is a mix between Roman Latin and Ancient Greek.
The Sublime Principate of Akiiryu - Sublimis Potissimus Akiiris
The Imperial Republic of Vocenae - Imperiosus Res publica Vocenae
The Great Queendom of Suverina - Valde Regina Suviniius
The Glorious Dominion of Deltannia - Glorificus Principatus Delta
The Greater Holy Empire Tagmatium - Quantum Sanctus Imperium Tagmatium
The Federated Kingdom of Adaptus - Foedero Regnum Adaptus How are the arts in your country? Literature, music, plastic arts, etc.
The arts are mainly influenced by literature, architecture sculpture and music. All buildings, from Universities, to Hospitals, to Prisons are built with a large sense of grandeur. Literature is extremely popular, major works are published each week. Music, is the centre of Adaptus, Indie and Alt Rock being popular, in music. Literature is dominated by highly intellectually wrote novels and theory books. Mostly being published direct from one of the nations few prestigious universities.
Adapton Architecture of the Corinthian Style. How is the humour of your nation?
Typically British, and intellectually centred comedy. How do your citizens relax? What are their favourite past-times?
Sport it's a major past-time, that of Football being most popular, followed then by Rugby. Also hunting in all forms is well enjoyed, such sports as Rowing and Running, are becoming popular again, with the resurgence of Adapton culture. However, if not sport, then people are tending to take a step away from their drinking culture are are beginning to take to side bars and coffee houses and spend their evening there discussing the finer things in life. Adapton alcohol consumption is still however, widely found as strangely over the top, especially with such a logical culture. How much religious are your people?
Adaptons see themselves as above religion, so to the point that only one organised religion still exists within Adaptus, That being the Adapton Orthodox Church, however a new serge in Gnostic believes are rising, as are Atheist believes.
The Adapton Orthodox Church is the largest Religion in Adaptus. The Adapton Church however is often resented and disliked by many other churches on it's very different stance on many controversial topics.How do the cities look like? How's the architecture, how are the streets, advertisings, is your city green and filled of life or filled with concrete and iron?
Most cities have been rearranged due to the new cultural throw from Adaptus. Cities have became smaller and more compact. Often it is found that most people, as the standard of living in Adaptus increases, are opting for the country, and less for the cities. Architecture has grown as has life. Cities now in Adaptus are often comprised of town houses filled with the young intelligentsias and students, while families begin to reside in new Suburb Towns. New towns which are springing up outside cities which are dedicated to suburban life.
View of Adthens City centre across the Tyne River. How's the daily routine of a person of your nation?
Business and Education, top priorities of the day, during the week, with the typical person starting work around 7 Am and finishing at around 3 or 4 Pm. The Weekend, is filled with bright days of strolling in parks and social drinking.How do your peoples look like?
Western European, typically, taller then the average, and some rather stockier. Dark hair is most common, with blonde following, Ginger hair being highly ridiculed, as it is fairly rare. Stances On:
Fully allowed, with no limits. This has allowed form and eccentrics giving eccentric criticisms.
Allowed in some cases. Not all.
Allowed in all situations, and with no time limit on the pregnancy.
Adaptons themselves are rarely racist to each other, however, very stereotypical views are help about other nations, leading Adaptus to be viewed as rather racist.
Similar laws to which apply in Holland.
Homosexuality is highly respected in Adaptus. Around 20% of Adaptons are homosexual, and around 70% are bisexual. Most Adaptons live sex lives very similar to those of the Romans. Sex is a major part of Adapton culture.
religion on a whole is seen as outdated. Other nations which are viewed as having 'irrational' beliefs are seen as barbarians.
Allowed for most situations, as long as it is constructive.
Human rights is viewed as very basic by most nations, but it is enough, 2nd Class citizens have very limited Human rights.
Often done, fully allowed, with very slack regulations. Adaptus is often criticised by outsiders as having more civilised limits on it's animal testing than Genetic Research, but it is something that is done day in and day out, by both the government, and private companies.
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The Adapton military is viewed as possible the most unconventional military within the whole of Europa. It is hard to put a pinpoint on what the Adapton military actually is in the modern sense. With the resent re-building of Adaptus to it's traditional routes, the Adapton military has taken over the role of what is described as the 'Guards' within Plato's 'Republic'.
The Adapton military itself, is very different from other militarises. First of all in it's formation. the Adapton military is a tiny force compared to that of other nations, however it's is a rigorous force, of highly trained, highly equipped individuals. Secondly the Adapton military has a complete lack of forced discipline and military training in the traditional sense. Opting rather to build on the knowledge of what it's soldiers has. This has lead the military to become a career option for the upper and middle classes rather than the working classes, as it can be viewed in traditional militarises. The Training of Adaptus' soldiers takes years, with rigorous physical training, and mental and theory training. Such things as ethics and metaphysics are studied massively, with a strong emphasis on Virtue theory. Training.
Training begins where compulsory education stops for most Adaptons. At 16, at the end of 1st Levels, in Adapton schooling (1st Level is equivalent to GCSE's in the UK) an Adapton adolescent now at the age of 16 will choose to attend a Military Academy/University rather than attend a 6th Form College or regular College or begin an Apprenticeship. The Military Academy/University will take over teaching of the student in any of their choice of lessons, ranging from Music to Child Development, to Philosophy, at the same time however, begin training for that students respected service. All recruits for the Adapton military must begin there training here. The maximum age to begin training is 17, however if one wishes to join at a latter date they must first gain 4 A Levels and a Degree before joining, they then must undergo an alternative course of training for late comers, which is shortened but more rigorous.
Students will study at the military academies until they have passed their respected A Levels, and at the minimum a Degree. From there, usually at the age of 23, 24, 25 will they begin there full military training. This will require the recruit to travel to his respected service's training centre and do an initial training in his field for 2 years, before passing on to the unit level training for a further year. All in all training takes about 10 years to properly undergo. from the age of 16 to ideally the age of 26.
Notable Military Schooling Institutions:-
-Federation Air Defence Academy Newcastle
-Sparta Military University of the Arts
-Royal Nautical Training Collage Bythinion
-Academic Centre of Educational Excellence and Outstanding Armed Service Adthens
At this point it must be added that the Adapton Military is a fully volunteer organisation, and it is purely that adolescents choice whether they are to attend a Military school or not. Branches
Branches of the Adapton military are rather varied, and divided up heavily into many sub branches. However they all operate under the title of the Federal Guardian Defenders of the Adapton Kingdom or the Federation Defence Force for short, or even in some cases Federation Guards. Underneath this there are three major branches, which are as follows:-
Federation Guardians of the Adapton Kingdom.
- Or Federation Army
- Or Armata to locals
Federation Aerial Guardian Defence Force
- Or Federation Air Force
Federation Nautical Guardians
- or Federation Royal Navy (Note, the only the navy bears reference to the monarch due to the monarchs own ships being part of the fleet.)
Beneath these are other sub-branches, some operate within one of the above branches, while others operate outside of the main three branches, however are not large enough to be separately recognised. These are as follows:-
Federation Guardian Aerial Corps
- Armies own air corps
Federation Marine Guards
- Or Marine Commandos (Informal title)
Federation Coastal Guards
- Federation Coast Guard
Federation Cosmos Guardian Fleet
- Federation Space Fleet
Federation Space Marine Corps
- Force protection for space ventures.
Federation Special Weapons Command
- Anything from nukes to bio bombs.Reservists:
- Or Territorial Army
Federal Aerial Reserve Guards
- Air Force Reserve
Federal Nautical Reserve Guards
- Naval Reserve
Those are the branches thus far. Mercenaries
Mercenaries form a large part of the Adapton military. Highly skilled soldiers of the traditional more ruthless sense supplied by Vickers Contractors, these soldiers preform a large amount of the day to day service for the Adapton Military, preforming force protection and other similar roles. in some cases they also are employed to increase the numbers of front-line troops.
Mercenaries do not only fulfil ground duties, but also join in with the Air and Naval forces also. Vickers Contractors have their own fleet within the Adapton Military, and also three squadrons within the air force. Vickers also have helped with the new space force.Uniform
Uniform for many Adapton troops is very varied, each Regiment/Legion ect, has it's own individual ceremonial uniform. However again, when it comes to combat uniform Adapton soldiers have a wide verity to choose from, as there exists no standard camouflauge or, combat uniform at all from that matter. It stems from a ancient Adaptus and the time of the city states, so the different units from different area where different types of uniform. However the one thing commonly known thought the Adapton military, is the traditional uniforms dating in origins thousands of years. The one most common item however, is the famed Corinthian Helmet, which is fashioned by all Adapton troops, within the military, when wearing number one dress. Even some elements of mercenary troops within Adaptus wear the famed helmet. However again, this is still not standard in it's appearance. Each unit has it's own colours. There are some examples bellow.
Adthenian Style Helm:
Spartan Style Helm:
(Note:On a Spartan Helmet the plum stretches from side to side rather than front to back.)
Aerial Force Helm:
Some units also use a high plume. There are however several exceptions to these helmets. One is that the Companion Cavalry wear an older style winged Boeotian Helmet, also the Marines use Thracian Style helmet rather than Corinthian helmets. One final exception is other cavalry units, and parachute units, which tend to use Chalcidian helmets.
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