Emmeria, officially the Republic of Emmeria,[a] is a leading economic and military power in the Strangereal universe encompassing western and central Anea in addition to Khesed Island. Neighbouring countries include Estovakia to the east, Nordennavic to the northwest, and Yuktobania across the Fuscum Sea to the south.
Emmeria is a large, wealthy nation that possesses great economic influence and is home to a thriving population of approximately 110 million people. Emmeria's industrial production is a key factor in its economy which allows its citizens, particularly those in the capital city, Gracemeria, to enjoy prosperous and peaceful everyday lives.
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. In modern times, the country maintains a large and highly-skilled military, considered to be one of the most capable armed forces on Earth.
Following the Ulysses Impact Event and the Estovakian Civil War, Emmeria sent aid to Estovakia to help restart its economy, but tensions rose between the two countries. This culminated in the Emmeria-Estovakia War, which Emmeria ultimately won.
Emmeria is the player character's homeland, and the setting for the majority of the missions, in Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.
- 1 History
- 2 Culture
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Gallery
- 7 Footnotes
- 8 References
Medieval period (1400s)
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.
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.
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, with protesters criticising the IUN and FCU for their lack of crisis management, prompting Emmeria to begin expanding its impact shelter construction efforts on September 20, starting with the construction of shelters beneath Gracemeria Castle.
Throughout the following months, Lord Alberto Lawrence used his influence to convince other Emmerian lords and the royal families of neighbouring nations to begin constructing shelters beneath their castles as well. Lord Lawrence gained the cooperation of multiple nations, especially countries already working with the Emmerian royal family. The Emmerian government devised a comprehensive relief and evacuation plan, deploying the Republic of Emmeria Air Force and Navy to assist international humanitarian aid organizations transporting Ulysses refugees.
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 the Osean capital of Oured.
On July 3, 1999, the asteroid entered the Earth's atmosphere and shattered into thousands of fragments that impacted the northern hemisphere. Emmeria's defensive strategy resulted in it sustaining fewer casualties than its eastern neighbour, Estovakia.
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.
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. 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 of the railgun system.
On March 20, 2002, Emmeria, the Osean Federation, and multiple other nations, imposed export controls on strategic resources and sanctions on Estovakia, citing internal corruption. This made it difficult for Estovakia to engage in technology transfer throughout the following years.
In 2004, the Republic of Anea Initiative, a movement aiming to unify all of the Anean countries into a single nation, was founded. The Preparatory Agency for the Republic of Anea would be founded to carry out the initiative on February 1. That same year, the Preparatory Agency declared the Emmerian city of Mante as the capital of the Republic of Anea.
In June 2007, the Estovakian Civil War broke out. 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.
In August 2008, representatives for the Republic of Anea attended the G7 Summit aboard the Arkbird, during which agreements were made regarding refugees from both Ulysses and Usea's Continental War, and both the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and Second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty were signed. It is likely that Emmerian representatives of the Republic of Anea attended the event. On October 23, plans for the Republic of Anea were put on hold due to the civil unrest in Estovakia.
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.
Return of Razgriz
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 while it was resupplying in Emmerian waters and sunk it, earning the squadron the nickname, the "Demons of Razgriz".
On May 9, 2011, Emmeria officially stopped assisting in the reconstruction of Estovakia.
On October 29, 2013, the Estovakian Civil War ended with an Eastern Faction victory. The faction then established a military regime led by The Generals within Estovakia. Estovakian Foreign Minister Isaac Arensky appealed to foreign governments to help Estovakia rebuild, prompting Emmeria to invite him to Gracemeria to discuss restarting the previous aid program. However, he was attacked while traveling to Zaurek International Airport and later succumbed to his injuries. On February 3, 2014, Estovakian authorities asserted that LUF loyalists were responsible.
By 2014, analysis by the Amherst Research Institute, a leading Emmerian think tank, estimated that without international support, it would take over 30 years for Estovakia's economy to recover to its level during the 1990s. Hence, Emmeria went forward with its plan to restart its reconstruction efforts in Estovakia. In February, a storage facility in the Estovakian city of Vistoc being guarded by Emmerian Reconstruction Assistance Force units was attacked by former LUF members, resulting in the loss of relief supplies meant for 50,000 Estovakians. The Emmerian Army deployed reinforcements and news of the attack quickly spread throughout Emmeria.
In response to the attack, the Conference on Reconstruction Assistance to Estovakia was held. Emmerian Ambassador to Estovakia Belle announced that the incident would not impede the scheduled aid program. Following the announcement, Estovakian Foreign Minister Antonina Koznick questioned Emmeria's previous support of the LUF, blaming them for the civil war. Ambassador Belle explained the LUF's misuse of the aid before stating that Emmeria is still willing to help, but claimed that Estovakia's frustrations were misplaced.
On February 5, 2014, a publication by The Emmerian Chronicle noted that such a statement made by Estovakian cabinet member Koznick may put relations between the two nations in jeopardy and speculated that Estovakian Prime Minister Jacob Šuker may have been involved in Foreign Minister Arensky's death.
Emmeria-Estovakia War (2015—2016)
On August 30, 2015, Estovakia launched a surprise attack on Gracemeria, using the P-1112 Aigaion's overwhelming firepower. 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. Estovakia saw continual victories, capturing Mante, Fensalir, San Loma, Crnero and Ortara, ultimately driving a large portion of Emmerian forces off of the mainland. Other forces remaining on Anea regrouped at Silvat Town in Rawllins Plain and held control of the city.
In late 2015, the Emmerian military began securing minor victories on Khesed Island, successfully defending Vitoze from an air raid and then liberating Sipli Field from Estovakian control. In late December, the Emmerians recaptured Bartolomeo Fortress on Mount Marcello and drove the Estovakian military off of the island. With Khesed once again under Emmerian control, the Emmerian military begun devising plans for the recapture of lost territory.
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. 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.
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. 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 intelligence on the heavy command cruiser.
In February 2016, Emmerian forces recaptured Cavallia Air Force Base and liberated San Loma. Using Cavallia as a launching point, the Emmerian Air Force ambushed the Aerial Fleet over the Fuscum Sea while its radar was disabled, ending the Nimbus missile threat and throwing Estovakia on the backfoot. Following the loss of the Aerial Fleet, the Strigon Team were relocated to Gracemeria Air Force Base.
On March 6, the Emmerians retook the "impregnable" Ragno Fortress from the Estovakians with the aid of Emmerian Special Forces. Later that month, they engaged a large Estovakian force gathering in the Moloch Desert. Despite winning the battle, intelligence 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.
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.
On March 31, Emmerian forces launched Operation Free Gracemeria and successfully reclaimed their capital city, forcing Estovakian leaders to negotiate a ceasefire and return all captured territory. 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. 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.
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.
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.
On June 30, 2020, Emmeria attended a ceremony commemorating the 25th anniversary of the end of the Belkan War after being invited by the Osean Federation. Emmerian officers attended Memorial Day and the Emmerian military sent Republic of Emmeria Air Force F-2As, Garuda Team F-15E Strike Eagles, and one F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Emmerian Navy's Avalanche Squadron, to be showcased at Redmill Air Force Base alongside the aircraft of other participating nations.
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 Canadian accents.
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.
Emmeria is a republic with its central government headed by a political council. The government is also subdivided into many departments and ministries including the Department of National Safety, in charge of intelligence and security, and the Emmerian Ministry of Science and Technology, which oversees all scientific and technological activities within the nation. Emmerian territory is also subdivided into what appear to be districts.
There is also a royal family present within the nation, however, their influence is less prominent.
Emmeria is a leading military power that supports a large military for defensive purposes. The Emmerian military is headed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and is considered to be one of the most capable forces in the world. It is comprised of the Republic of Emmeria Air Force, the Emmerian Army, the Emmerian Navy, the Emmerian Special Forces and a marine corps. In 2014, while aiding in Estovakia's reconstruction, the Emmerian military was known to also have a reconstruction assistance force.
Emmeria is a wealthy country and its economic clout is evident in how quickly they recovered following the Ulysses Impact Event and in aiding Estovakia recover despite the recent disaster.
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.
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