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This article lists the various countries, bodies of water, geographical formations, etc., in the world of Every Inch a King. While some have been given separate articles, most are inconsquential to the plot, and have been gathered together on this one page.

Countries[]

Aenean Empire[]

The Aenean Empire had been defunct for over a thousand years at the time of the War of the Kingdoms, but traces of it could be found throughout the continent. The Aenean heartland was located in Torino.

Literary comment: The Aenean Empire is based on the Roman Empire. Aeneas was a minor character in Homer's Iliad, who was reimagined in Vergil's Aeneid as a founder of the proto-Roman state.

Albion[]

Albion was an island kingdom off the northeast coast of Narbonensis. It was a proud, powerful nation, whose people took pride in never learning other countries' languages. Cities in Albion included Caledonia and Baile Atha Cliath. Albion had a famous police force based in Caledonia Yard.

During the War of the Kingdoms, Albion entered the war to defended Narbonensis and Bruges from Schlepsigian aggression. Alongside Vespucciland, Albion was one of the victorious nations.

Literary comment: Albion is based on the United Kingdom of Great Britain. Albion is a medieval poetic name for England, Britannia, or the British Isles in general.

Baile Atha Cliath is the Irish language name for Dublin. Caledonia is the Latin name for Scotland, so Caledonia Yard is an analog of Scotland Yard.

Bruges[]

Bruges was a tiny kingdom bordering both Schlepsig and Narbonensis. It had been decreed a neutral zone for all wars, an agreement which the Schlepsigians violated on their drive to Narbonensis at the start of the War of the Kingdoms. The rape of Bruges caused Albion to enter the war. The Brugeoisie put up a greater fight than anyone expected.[1]

Literary comment: Bruges is based on Belgium, which has a city called Bruges.

Dacia[]

Dacia was a kingdom bordered by the Dual Monarchy and Vlachia to the east, and Tver to the west.

Literary comment: Dacia is based on Romania, a nation carved from the ancient region known as Dacia.

Dual Monarchy[]

The Dual Monarchy was centered in the Schlepsigian-speaking region of Eastmarch, whose monarchs also held the crown of Yagmaria. A number of other peoples were within the Dual Monarchy's borders, including a number of Vlachs. Tensions with these led to the assassination of the heir to the two thrones, which touched off the War of the Kingdoms. The union dissolved at the end of the war, with the old dynasty remaining in power in the Eastmarch only.

Literary comment: The Dual Monarchy is based on Austria-Hungary. Eastmarch is a literal translation of Ostmark, a name which has been used for Austria in certain historical contexts. Yagmar is an anagram of Magyar, the dominant ethnic group of Hungary.

Gdansk[]

Gdansk was a kingdom in the distant past, until it was completely conquered, and its territory divided between Tver, Schlepsig, and the Eastmarch. After the War of the Kingdoms, a new kingdom of Gdansk was created.

Literary comment: Gdansk is based on Poland, and named for the Polish port city of Gdansk, historically known by its Prussian/German name Danzig.

Hassockian Empire[]

See Hassockian Empire.

Leon[]

Leon was a kingdom at the eastern end of the Middle Sea. Its people had a very strange lisping accent. Leon remained neutral in the War of the Kingdoms.

Literary comment: Leon is based on Spain. León is a Spanish province.

Shqiperi[]

See Shqiperi.

Tharpia[]

Tharpia was an empire during the days of the Two Prophets. Eliphalet faced off against the Tharpian King of Kings.[2]

Literary comment: Tharpia appears to be based on Persia and/or Parthia.


Ethnic groups[]

Kalmuks[]

The Kalmuks had been a threat in the past, but were then bundled back into the Tverski steppes.[3]

References[]

  1. Every Inch a King, TPB, pgs. 291-292.
  2. Ibid., TPB, pg. 37.
  3. Ibid., TPB, pg. 142.
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