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Emmeria, officially the Republic of Emmeria,[a] is the largest country on the continent of Anea and a leading military superpower in Strangereal.[2] It shares borders with Estovakia to the east and with Nordennavic to the northwest.[3] The Fuscum Sea separates Emmeria from Yuktobania, located on the Verusan continent just south of Anea.[4]

Emmeria is a large, wealthy nation that is home to a thriving population and great economic influence.[2] Citizens of the capital city Gracemeria, enjoy prosperous, peaceful everyday lives.[1] The country maintains a large and highly-skilled military which is considered to be one of the most capable armed forces on the planet.[5]

A key factor in Emmeria's economic prosperity is its many industries: large-scale oil pipelines in the Kijera Oil Fields, prosperous textile manufacturing in Ortara, and large industrial zones in Tarvo. Many ports also dot the coastline of the nation, indicating that trade is very prominent.[1]

As a result of its economic prowess, Emmeria was able to send aid to Estovakia following the impact of the Ulysses 1994XF04 asteroid,[6] which devastated the latter's economy and infrastructure.[7]

Previously a kingdom during medieval times, Emmeria was subject to a history of warfare. Conflicts involving Emmerian lords and foreign invaders often threw Emmeria into chaos. King Aurelius II later ended the conflicts, uniting the country and establishing the Republic of Emmeria.[8]

Following the Ulysses Impact Event and ensuing Estovakian Civil War, despite Emmeria providing relief to Estovakia, tensions rose between the two nations, culminating in the Emmeria-Estovakia War.

Emmeria is the player character's homeland and the setting for the majority of the missions in Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.[3]

History

Medieval times (1400s)

The King and His Falcon

A portrait of King Aurelius II

The Republic of Emmeria was preceded by a kingdom in medieval times. In the 15th century, the region that would become Gracemeria was home to extremely fertile soil, and due to this, became the focus of infighting among Emmerian lords seeking control of the land. The continuous conflicts decayed the power of the ruling royal family and threw Emmeria into lawlessness, leaving the nation open to foreign invasions.[9][8]

King Aurelius II, the founder of modern Emmeria, rose to power in the middle of the turmoil and convinced the various Emmerian lords to submit to his rule, thereby uniting them in a front to stand against the foreign invaders. Historians cite this event as the establishment of the Republic of Emmeria. Alongside its declaration as a republic, the capital of the nation was moved to Gracemeria.[9][8]

Ulysses Impact Event (1998—1999)

On July 29, 1998, the International Astronomical Union (IAU)'s official monthly damage estimate was revised and detailed the possibility of the Ulysses 1994XF04 asteroid impacting Anea. Widespread panic ensued across the nation, and Emmeria took measures to counter the asteroid impact. By September, Emmeria had begun constructing evacuation shelters throughout the country.[10]

Ulysses from Gracemeria

Ulysses' planetfall, as seen from Gracemeria.

In 1999, preparations for the Ulysses Impact Event were in full swing, all across the nation, numerous aircraft and naval vessels were mobilized to transport refugees to underground shelters being built in Gracemeria. By January 1999, Gracemeria had received the second greatest quantity of Anean and Usean refugees after Oured.[9]

On July 3, 1999, the asteroid entered the Earth's atmosphere and shattered into thousands of fragments that impacted the northern hemisphere.[9] Emmeria's defensive strategy resulted in it sustaining fewer casualties than its eastern neighbour, Estovakia.[10]

The impacts saw the collapse of Emmeria's trade routes and economy, along with the loss of cities and ports in its western areas. Despite this, the country was able to recover relatively quickly.[9]

Era of peace (2000—2015)

Six months after the Ulysses planetfall, Emmeria enacted the Emmerian-Estovakian Reconstruction Effort to aid Estovakia recover from the impact.[10] Around this time, the Emmerian Ministry of Science and Technology began showing concern regarding the Chandelier's potential for war, prompting multiple nations to prohibit any further development.[11]

On March 20, 2002, Emmeria, the Osean Federation, and multiple other nations joined in imposing economic sanctions on Estovakia, citing internal corruption.[10]

In 2004, the Republic of Anea Initiative, a movement aiming to unify all of the Anean countries into a single nation, was founded.[6] The Preparatory Agency for the Republic of Anea would be founded to carry out the initiative on February 1.[10] That same year, the Preparatory Agency declared the Emmerian city of Mante as the capital of the Republic of Anea.[12]

In June 2007, the Estovakian Civil War broke out.[10] Emmeria, still wishing to help Estovakia recover, contacted the Lyes United Front (LUF), one of the factions vying for control of the country. They came to an agreement and Emmeria began sending aid to the LUF, believing it would help end the civil war.[6]

In August 2008, representatives for the Republic of Anea attended the G7 Summit aboard the Arkbird.[13] It is presumed that representatives from Emmeria attended the event. On October 23, plans for the Republic of Anea were put on hold due to the civil unrest in Estovakia.[10]

Later on, Emmeria discovered that the LUF was using their aid to fuel its war machine instead of helping the nation recover. This led to Emmeria discontinuing its support for the LUF on February 19, 2010.[10]

Return of Razgriz

Hrimfaxi In Razgriz Straits Emmeria

The Hrimfaxi in Emmeria

Likely without Emmeria's knowledge, Yuktobania stationed the Hrimfaxi in the Razgriz Straits during the Circum-Pacific War. From within Emmerian borders, the Hrimfaxi fired long-range burst missiles at the invading Osean Army, who were advancing towards Cinigrad. In response, the Osean Air Defense Force deployed Wardog Squadron to the straits. On November 14, 2010, Wardog ambushed the Hrimfaxi in Emmeria and sunk it while it was resupplying, earning the squadron the nickname, the "Demons of Razgriz".[14]

Escalation

Estovakian Civil War Over

An Emmerian newspaper detailing the civil war's end

On May 9, 2011, Emmeria officially stopped assisting in the reconstruction of Estovakia.[15]

As the Estovakian Civil War came to a close two years later with an Eastern Faction victory, a military regime led by The Generals established a new government within Estovakia.[7] Under this new government, many Estovakians would come to resent Emmeria as they funded the LUF and were partially responsible for the civil war. By 2013, the Republic of Anea was dissolved and the Anean nations returned to being separate.[16] Around this time, Emmeria's census took place; its population stood at around 110 million.[2]

Following the Estovakian Civil War, Emmeria started aiding reconstruction efforts in Estovakia again. In February 2014, a storage facility in Vistoc under the protection of the Emmerian Reconstruction Assistance Force was attacked by former LUF members, resulting in a large number of supplies being lost. Reinforcements were deployed and news of the attack quickly spread throughout Emmeria.[6]

In response to the attack, the Conference on Reconstruction Assistance to Estovakia was held. During which, it was announced that the aid program halted in 2011, would continue. Following the announcement, Estovakian representatives questioned Emmeria's previous support of the LUF, blaming them for the civil war and furthering misgivings between the two nations.[6]

Emmeria-Estovakia War (2015—2016)

Initial battles

Nimbus missiles

Nimbus missiles strike the Emmerian Air Force

On August 30, 2015, Estovakia launched a surprise attack on Gracemeria, using the P-1112 Aigaion's overwhelming firepower.[16] Following the loss of their capital, Emmeria carried out multiple recapture operations to no avail due to combined efforts of the elite Strigon Team, Aigaion and South Sea Fleet.[17] Estovakia saw continual victories, capturing Mante, Fensalir, San Loma,[18] Crnero and Ortara, ultimately driving a large portion of Emmerian forces off of the mainland.[7] Other forces remaining on Anea regrouped at Silvat Town in Rawllins Plain and held control of the city.[19]

Shifting tides

In late 2015, the Emmerian military began securing minor victories on Khesed Island, successfully defending Vitoze from an air raid and the liberating Sipli Field from Estovakian control.[20][21] In late December, the Emmerians recaptured Bartolomeo Fortress on Mount Marcello and drove the Estovakian military off of the island.[22] With Khesed once again under Emmerian control, the Emmerian military begun devising plans for the recapture of lost territory.

Silvat Garuda Team Battle

Garuda Team defending Silvat Town

In January 2016, Emmerian forces carried out an amphibious assault at Rargom Beach, defeating a large Estovakian naval and ground force and securing a foothold on Anea. Following the battle, many Emmerian citizens celebrated their military's return to the mainland.[23] After successfully establishing a bridgehead, Emmerian forces rescued their pinned down allies in Silvat Town and regained control over Rawllins Plain. Now with a substantially larger force, they headed inland.[19]

As the Emmerians traversed the Selumna Peaks, Estovakia once again utilized its P-1112 Aigaion to slow their advance, forcing the Emmerian forces to temporarily withdraw while Garuda Team covered their retreat.[24] As a result of the Nimbus attack at Selumna, the Department of National Safety drew up a plan to destroy the Aigaion, dispatching multiple agents to acquire intel on the heavy command cruiser.

In February 2016, Emmerian forces recaptured Cavallia Air Force Base and liberated San Loma.[25] Using Cavallia as a launching point, they Emmerian Air Force ambushed the Aerial Fleet over the Fuscum Sea while its radar was dsiabled, ending the Nimbus missile threat and throwing Estovakia on the backfoot.[26] Following the loss of the Aerial Fleet, the Strigon Team were relocated to Gracemeria Air Force Base.

Moloch Desert Battle 2

Emmerian forces in the Moloch Desert

On March 6, the Emmerians retook the "impregnable" Ragno Fortress from the Estovakians with the aid of Emmerian special forces.[27] Later that month, they engaged a large Estovakian force gathering in the Moloch Desert. Despite winning the battle, intel revealing Estovakia's scorched-earth policy for Gracemeria resulted in the Emmerian military being ordered to retreat. Although being ordered to retreat, Garuda Team engaged and shot down Strigon Team, resulting in the Emmerian aces being grounded.[28]

The following day, Emmerian intelligence located Estovakia's WMD catalyst at Fort Norton and determined that only Garuda Team was capable of destroying it. As a result, Garuda infiltrated the Alma River and destroyed the catalyst. While exfiltrating the combat airspace, they were engaged by a large Estovakian formation. With the aid of Emmerian reinforcements, the entire Estovakian formation was shot down.[29]

Final battles

Chandelier Fire

The Chandelier firing Stauros shells at Gracemeria from the Razgriz Straits

On March 31, Emmerian forces launched Operation Free Gracemeria and successfully reclaimed their capital city.[30] That evening, Estovakian officers opposing the ceasefire agreement utilized the Chandelier to launch a retaliatory strike against Gracemeria. Ultimately, the Emmerian Air Force was able to prevent the city's destruction.[31][32] The following day, the Republic of Emmeria Air Force flew to the Razgriz Straits and destroyed the Chandelier near Sonne Island, killing General Gustav Dvornik in the process.[33][34]

In late May, a ceasefire agreement was signed between Emmerian leaders and Estovakia's new government. The agreement ended the Emmeria-Estovakia War and re-established peaceful relations between the two nations.[35]

Postwar (2016—)

By late May 2016, reconstruction was already underway in various areas across Emmeria, especially in the capital city, Gracemeria.[35]

Sometime following the war, the Republic of Emmeria purchased a number of CFA-44 Nosferatus for its Air Force, and later had a flight of two CFA-44s fly over the Selumna Peaks.[36]

By 2019, the Emmerian airline corporation, Emmeria Airways, began offering flights throughout the Usean continent. During the Lighthouse War, multiple Emmeria Airways A340s were parked at Selatapura's airport.[37]

Culture

Emmerian culture is reminiscent of those found in Europe. It features historical structures such as Gracemeria Castle which itself is very similar to those found in many European countries.[38]

Various names of locations are European sounding: Gracemeria, Sipli, Silvat, and Emmeria sound Eastern European, while Vitoze, Campagna, San Loma, Marcello, and Bartolomeo sound Italian. There are also miscellaneous names such as Ragno and Grageo. The people of Emmeria are mainly Caucasian and speak with American and occasionally British accents.[27]

Geography

Mount Marcello Aerial View

Mount Marcello in Khesed Island

Emmeria is the largest nation on the Anean continent and therefore encompasses the majority of its land. Emmeria is home to a multitude of biomes, ranging from cold snowy mountainous regions to expansive desert regions. Emmeria also controls a number of islands and bodies of water, most notably, Khesed Island, the Glava Islands and the western Razgriz Straits.

The majority of Emmeria is surrounded by water, the Arctic Ocean to the north and the Fuscum Sea to the south. It also shares borders with Estovakia to the east and Nordennavic to the northwest.

Politics

Government

Emmeria is a republic with its central government headed by a policitcal council.[16] The government is also sub-divided into many departments and ministries including the Department of National Safety, in charge of intelligence and security,[39] and the Emmerian Ministry of Science and Technology, which oversees all scientific and technological activities within the nation.[11]

There is also a royal family present within the nation, however, their influence is less prominent.[6]

Military

Emmeria is a military superpower and supports a large military for defensive purposes.[2] The Emmerian military is headed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and is considered one of the most capable forces in the world.[5] It is comprised of the Republic of Emmeria Air Force, the Republic of Emmeria Army (which supports a special forces division), and the Republic of Emmeria Navy (which supports a marine division).[40]

Economy

Emmeria is a wealthy country and its economy is thriving due to its many prosperous industries.[1] Their economic clout is evident in how quickly they recovered following the Ulysses Impact Event and in aiding Estovakia recover despite the recent disaster.[6]

Gallery

Footnotes

  1. Republic of Emmeria (エメリア共和国 Emeria kyōwakoku)[1]

References

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  38. Opening cutscene, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
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  40. Rafale M - Color 1, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation

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