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The Empire of Russia(Императорский царизма в России), or theDiarchicSovereignty of the Holy Russian Empire (Олигархические суверенитете Святой Русской империи) is a country in northern Eurasia. With the largest empire in the world, Russia is a respected world power with a unique culture and society.
Currently, the Tsardom of Russia's leadership is a diarchical oligarchy. Emperor Gabriel Vagin I has full authority over all of Russia. The Tsarevich is yet to be decided. The Prime Minister of Russia, which has limited power beneath the Tsars, is (unknown yet :3) .
In 1721, Tsar Peter I of the Tsardom of Russia officially converted the tsardom to the Empire of Russia following the Treaty of Nystad. Although, officially, all monarchs of Russia are to hold the title "Emperor of Russia", the ceremonial and traditional title of "tsar" is still commonly, yet incorrectly, used.
Tsardom of Russia
The Russian Imperial Flag
Absolute Diarchical Tsardom
Gabriel Vagin I
Heir to Throne
Bicameral Parliament; Boyar Duma (Upper), State Council (Lower)
23,700,000 square kilometres
The Empire of Russia
Official Name: The Imperial Diarchic Empire of Muscovy and All the Russias and Qing
Abbreviated Name: The Combined Empire of Russia and Qing
System of Government: Tsarist Autocracy / Absolute Diarchy
Head of State(s): Gabriel Vagin I
Head of the Legislature: Ivan Yubkin
Imperial Capitol: Sankt-Peterburg
Executive Branch: Autocratic reign by the Tsars
Legislative Branch: Unicameral Parliamentarian Legislature (the Boyar Duma);Influence from the Tsars' elected cabinet of advisers, the Royal Imperial Court; ran by elected prime minister
Networth Income: R5,200,000,000 (£192,000,000)
Currency: Russian Ruble (R)
System of Economy: Free Market / Autarkic Agricultural (Serfdom)
The following acquisitions all occurred under Emperor Vladimir I
April 22, 1745: Russia invades and briefly occupies Prussia, before granting independence
June 3, 1745: Russia invades and annexes Mongolia
June 20, 1745: Russia purchases and annexes Siam
June 30, 1745: Russia trades Armenian and Circassian land to Ottoman Empire for Cyprus
July 27, 1745: Russia purchases and annexes the free Balkan state of Montenegro
September 20 - October 10, 1745: A series of expeditions and Russian claims in the Siberian islands
October 21, 1745: Tatar states of Kyrgyz and Tajik conquered and annexed
November 15, 1745: Russia purchases and annexes the state of Serbia from the Ottoman Empire
November 16, 1745: A deal among Russia, Ottoman Empire, and Poland-Lithuania in which the latter is granted independence, and Russia gains Palestine from the Ottoman Empire
The following acquisitions all occurred under Emperor Ivan VIII
Februrary 2., 1746: Great Britain declares war on Russia
Februrary 3, 1746: Great Britain invades Russia; later pulls out troops and returns independence to Russia
February 15, 1746: Negotiations are held with leader of Spain, Pearson Wright; no progress made
February 15, 1746: Spain invades Russia; Russia declares complete isolation from Spain, exiling leader Pearson Wright into Serbia
The following acquisitions all occurred under Emperor Gabriel Vagin I
Feburary 19, 1746:Tensions settle, the Qing Dynasty and the Russian Empire are officially one and under Emperor Gabriel Vagin.
Governmental and Royalty Officials
Russian Royal Family
His Imperial Majesty The Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russias Gabriel Vagin I
Russian Imperial Court
Head of the Imperial Court (Prime Minister) --None yet
Speaker of the Court (Lord Chancellor) --
Minister of War --
Minister of the Interior -- Venyamin Makmorgn
Minister of Religion --
Minister of Finance --
Minister of Navy --
Minister of Defense --
Russian Orthodox Church
Patriarch of the Orthodoxy -- Ivan Vladimirovich Ramonov VIII
Bishop of the Orthodoxy --
Patriarch of the Adobe of Garlandism -- Ivan Vladimirovich VIII
Ambassador of England and Ireland -- Andrew Norrington Mallace
Ambassador of Prussia -- Matthew Antonius I
Ambassador of Romania -- Reyes de Luz
Grand-Duke of Courland -- Marc Cannonshot
Ivan IV (1547 - 1584); House of Rurik
Fyodor I (1584 - 1598); House of Rurik
Boris I (1598 - 1605); House of Godunov
Fyodor II (1605); House of Godunov
Dmitri II (1605 - 1606); House of Godunov
Vasili IV (1606 - 1610); House of Rurik
Mikhail I (1613 - 1645); House of Romanov
Alexei I (1645 - 1676); House of Romanov
Fyodor III (1676 - 1682); House of Romanov
Ivan V (1682 - 1696); House of Romanov
Peter I (1692 - 1725); House of Romanov
Venyamin I (1725 - 1735); House of Romanov
Andrei I (1735 - 1744); House of Volkov-Malakov
Vladimir I (1744 - 1746 ); House of Romanov
Mikhail II (1744 - 1745 ); House of Volkov
Ivan VIII (1746 - ); House of Romanov
Venyamin II (1746 - ); House of Romanov
Early Slavic Inhabitant and the Kievan Rus
Russia's history dates back to the 9th century A.D., when Slavic traders from north-eastern Europe known as Varangians gained access to the Russian mainland via the Baltic Sea. Upon further exploration into the land, the Slavs established trading cities throughout, most notably Novgorod. Upon venturing further south into the Black Sea and Caspian Sea regions, the Varangians established more cities, including Kiev. Eventually, these cities prospered over time, and adapted their own governments. These governments acted as independent states, called a "Rus". In 882, the Kievan Rus was founded, and the first line of grand dukes entered the Kievan Golden Age. Within the next centuries, more city-states would emerge, including the Grand Duchy of the Moscovy Rus, the Kazan Rus, and the Novgorod Rus.
In the late 12th century, land in the east, mostly inhabitated by the Islamic Tatar tribes, fell under command of the Golden Horde, the portion of the Mongol Empire led by Temujin "Genghis" Khan. As the Mongol Empire expanded, the Golden Horde's influence, under different leaders, eventually crossed the Ural Mountains (acting as a boundary between Europe and Asia) and gained a hold on the governing city-states in the west. By the 1300s, nearly all of Russia had fallen into Mongolian-Tatar control.
Rise of the Tsar
During the 15th century, the Russian city-states lay in harsh turmoil. In 1547, however, Tsar Ivan IV (the "Terrible") led a revolt on the oppresive Mongols, and eventually freed western Russia from their rule. The same year, Ivan IV united all the freed Russian city-states, and declared himself first Tsar (Caesar) of "all the Russias". During his long reign (1547-1584) Ivan IV nearly doubled the already expanding Russian Tsardom, established a strong central government (including the a parliamentarian figure, the Russian Imperial Court), and established the Russian capital in the Moscovy Rus, now called Moscow.
The Romanov Dynasty
However, Russia's progress soon declinded due to a line of weak rulers, and continuing wars with Poland-Lithuania, Sweden, the Crimean Khanate (a final incarnation of the Golden Horde), the Byzantine Empire, Persia, and the Ottoman Empire respectively. However, by the mid 1600s, Tsar Mikhail I came to power in Russia, and began a lasting dynasty known as the Romanov rule. Under the Romanov leaders, Russia conquered foes such as the Ottoman Empire and Persia, increased its size further, and improved the military with the addition of the Cossacks, noble yet zealous warriors hailing from the Ukrainian steppes. During this time, Russia also gained control of most of Ukraine (in addition to Kiev), after the Russo-Polish War.
Peter the Great
By the close of the 17th century, Russia had emerged as a world power, yet seemed isolated from the rest of the western world. In 1682, Tsar Peter I "the Great" came to power in the Tsardom of Russia. Under his rule, Russia would not only accomplish significant victories against Sweden and Poland-Lithuania in the Great Northern War, but would also be launched into a "cultural revolution". Under Peter the Great, art, literature, architecture, science, and music fluorished in Russia, awarding them membership into the western world. Perhaps Peter I's greatest achievement, though, was the construction of St. Petersburg on the Baltic Sea in 1723. The city, the site of a captured Swedish fort, not only became the new Russian capital, but also a world mecca of culture, earning it the nickname the "Venice of the East".
In 1745, after the resignation of Tsar Andrei I, Tsar Mikhail II, the true heir to the throne, took over. Only days after his rule, though, he handed power over to a close friend and native Briton Vladimir I. However, after a breakdown by Tsar Vladimir I due to high pressure by numerous nations, he handed the throne down to his son, Tsar Ivan VIII. Later Tsar VIII invited former Tsar Venyamin I to hold the throne with him. Russia is now a diarchy.
Below are the thirty largest cities (by population) within the Russian Empire. Poland, Belorus, and Lithuania are included, while Prussia and protectorates in Finland and Portugal are excluded.
St. Petersburg (Sankt-Peterburg)
Nizhny Novgorod (Gorki)
All populations obtained from 1745 census.
Like nations such as Great Britain, France, and Spain, Russia is a combined-government type of a kingdom (monarchy) and an empire. In 1721, Peter the Great had converted the Tsardom of Russia into the Empire of Russia. However, rather than take on the title of "Emperor", all Russian rulers since have kept the title of "Tsar".
Russia's kingdomship is officially an enlightened diarchy, in which almost all power is limited to the two tsars. However, a portion of the power belongs to the Russian Imperial Court, a parliamentarian group of politicians who are responsible for setting laws, proposing new ideas (to be approved by the tsars), and handling foreign relations. In addition, each member of the Imperial Court specializes in a certain field (e.g., the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Religion) and act as advisers to the tsars. The Imperial Court
The Russian Empire is divided into twelve oblasts, or regions. Each oblast is governed by an imperial governor, who is hand-selected by the tsars. For a complete list of the Russian oblasts, see below.
The Russian economy is a free-market one, like all other European competitors. However, due to recent philosophies and ideologies, Russia has begun experimenting with a socialist-based economy.
Russian trade is mercantile-based. The primary trade company (owned by the Tsars and the Imperial Court) is the Russian Trade Federation, operating out of the imperial capital St. Petersburg. Other notable Russian trade cities include Arkhangelsk on the White Sea, Odessa on the Black Sea, Baku on the Caspian Sea, Magadan in the Sea of Okhotsk, and Vladivostok on the Pacific Ocean.
Though the Russian economy is ran by either of the Russian Tsars (in this case, Vladimir I), both the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Trade and Commerce, both members of the Russian Imperial Court, have a strong influence in the economy. All new taxes are to be proposed by the Russian Imperial Court, and submitted for approval to the Tsars. The Imperial Court is headed by the prime minister, who is the head of the legislative body and is immediately given all autocratic authority should both tsars be absent, ill, or killed. The succesor of the prime minister is the Speaker of the Court, who also acts as the voice of the Imperial Court.
The current Russian currency is the Ruble (also spelled Rouble). The current Russian average network income and growth revenue (as of 1745) is estimated at 5.2 billion Rubles (112 million British Schillings), making Russia the second richest nation in the world, only behind Great Britain.