[RP] Tajaran Lore Major Recent History Addendum

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[RP] Tajaran Lore Major Recent History Addendum

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So here's the major Tajara lore addition I've been working on / stealing / inspired by from Aurora and other codebases for, successfully "finishing" the Lore Mashup I had initially planned with the first submission. Everything I'm suggesting here is an addition for the history section for Tajara as previously I neglected a large part of modern changes for Tajara. I feel it fits into our setting and adds/expands on all of the background Ruskit had mentioned explicitly within his PR for new taj fluff items. There's obviously a lot more that can be written / done but until we get a division of the race lore into several subsections I think the amount of bloat the Taj lore page is quite enough with this addendum.

Timeline
2300s - The Frost
2418-2431 - The Rebirth
2431-2442 - Revolution
2442-2449 - Interwar Period
2450-2512 - Cold War
2565 - Now

Dawn of the Modern Day
The Rebirth
With the aid of outside groups and companies supplying the holds with rare materials they could not produce, the creation of more hearth engines, the success of the arboretums, the frost breakers, and the now well armed and hardened populace united under S’randarr life became worth living. Much of the focus on many tajarans has been brought under the preservation of old traditions and expanding into the world with the making of new hearth engines. Priests guided by Sun Wardens traveled to old temples, towns, and cities searching for ancient scrolls of S’randarr. Artwork, writings, and any artifact of significance was taken and brought back to the hearth engines to once again be preserved in the light of S’randar’s grace. The bodies found were given funeral rites and the dead properly dealt with out of respect. With all eyes turned towards these noble goals civil strife was rare, unity prevailed. This prosperous age is usually referred to as the Rebirth and during it the Tajaran people grew, adapted, and improved themselves to better fit into their new place on the galactic stage.

Revolution
The original view from outside of Ahdomai was that of a planet, lush with untapped resources and potential workers, who would be eternally grateful if brought out of their dark age. Adhomai was an attractive investment for many human super corporations. Because of their stagnation the last hundred or so years and generally slow technological progress, most of Adhomai's valuable minerals remained untapped by mining or drilling. Because of this, several megacorporations attempted to insert themselves into the dealings of Adhomai. The development and rebuilding of Ahdomai greatly involved the help of many of these human owned corporations. Many holds that had once remained relatively independent began to align themselves with each other, usually with the assistance of corporations who stood to profit. A number of leaders within the holds felt somewhat threatened by the insertion of these human corporations into their dealings, and some began refusing outright to deal with those aligned with them. In 2431 CE, The Orion Confederation who had rendered basic aid to the Tajara over this entire time, stepped in diplomatically, forcing the corporations to remove themselves temporarily from interfering with the Tajara before they had the ability to represent themselves and their rights fairly. The corporations begrudgingly agreed, but they continued working in secret. The need for representation of the Tajaran People began a number of debates that shook them to their core. The old nobility and many representatives of the holds across Ahdomai argued about who should represent them. During this time a number of Tajaran Sun Wardens were transported off-world by an unknown company, and then taken into asylum by the Orion Confederation where they would discuss with human scientists and officials. This move upset many of the old nobility, who wished to continue the ways of old and interact with the outside forces on the galactic stage as little as possible. Eventually the Tajaran Sun Wardens were returned to Adhomai with supplies and advanced weapons. Fed with new ideals of personal freedom and 'rights afforded to all' by their influential human friends, the seeds of revolution were sown among the Tajaran populace, spread by word of mouth. Workers, doctors, teachers, even soldiers who were questionably loyal to the old nobility were swayed by these promises of freedom and equality. Relations between the old nobility and their citizens were at the lowest ever recorded in Tajaran history. In 2432 CE, the old nobility captured one of the original Tajara that was shipped off-world, and summarily executed him using the steam from a Hearth Engine just to show they were in control. During this execution revolutionaries were in the audience armed with off-world firearms, who proceeded to enact revenge by shooting those overseeing the entire display, killing an important noble in the process. This event is cited as beginning the Tajaran People’s Revolution, which quickly began a bloody and violent world war. Many nobles aligned themselves formally under the New Kingdom of Ahdomai in an effort to stem the tide of revolts within their holds but due to the lack of scientific presence within their new Kingdom to reverse engineer the human weapons supplied to revolutionaries on world, the conflict quickly was no longer in their favor. The ‘Hadii’ were among these nobility, and were debatably one of the most influential families within the New Kingdom of Ahdomai, and they had seen the fact they would lose this war. In return for complete immunity from persecution, they struck a deal with the leaders of the revolution, giving up many of the secrets and weaknesses that could be used to destroy the remaining nobility's holds. This information, the weapons from off-world, and the large number of Tajara working against the NKA ruthlessly murdered a majority of the noble families and any who remained loyal to them. In 2442 CE, the revolution had come to an end, noble holdouts remained but a majority of holds supporting the revolution had triumphed. An informal ceasefire was declared between the factions, though skirmishes were still common. The casualties are estimated to be anywhere between ten and forty million, the figure having so much uncertainty due to the fact that mass graves are still being found today buried beneath meters of snow and ice.

Interwar Period
After the revolution, the holds previously occupied by the rebels sent their new leaders to meet and put together a government with the assistance of the leftover Hadii Nobility within their territories. After much deliberation the People’s Republic of Ahdomai was born, a number of rebel leaders and Hadii nobles now part of the new government. The New Kingdom of Ahdomai was left in ruin, the few holds left under loyalist control reorganized under a new king, bringing with him new rules and promises that sought to attract the attention of independent holds across Ahdomai in order to rebuild the New Kingdom’s domain. A formal peace treaty was finally put in place, officially ending what the nobility had branded a “civil war”, although for the NKA war had become a constant looming threat as the PRA consolidated and sought to represent the Tajara on a galactic level. A number of independent holds that still made up about forty percent of all Tajaran holds protested this along with the NKA, demanding they should have a say in galactic dealings while retaining independence in order to protect themselves. With this the planet had effectively returned back to its previous position, now more fractured than before. In 2445 CE The Orion Confederation finally stepped in once more, providing some advice and suggestions for a new planetary representative government, one which allowed each hold or nation-state its independence by electing members from each hold every few years. In 2447 CE, after much deliberation an agreement was made between almost every hold, the agreement stated that they will be organized as being under a new galactic state, the Confederate Commonwealth, with every hold represented on the galactic stage. Bodies of organization were agreed upon, the Council of Holds which would have two representatives from every hold, and Ahdomian Parliament which has members elected under a proportional representation system. Both of these systems would then collaborate to vote for a Prime Minister who would be the face of the Tajara. The Confederate Commonwealth, or CC, would act as a governing body intent on maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and Tajaran rights, broker trade deals with other galactic powers, and offer freedom, security and justice without internal borders. Many leaders of the two nations on Ahdomai were unhappy, however this was the best deal they could make in order to ensure their continued relations and trade with anyone in the galaxy. Ahdomai was finally united, and able to join the galactic stage, however the two major nations eagerly sought to achieve global supremacy through a cold war.

Cold War
The NKA remained rooted in tradition, unwilling to move on from the days prior to alien intervention, the lack of scientists and innovation being adopted by its leaders as a show of independence. Due to this the NKA have stagnated heavily, the lofty titles of the nobles disguise the fact that most of the nobility's financial situation of this new kingdom remains only marginally better than the peasants. Life is difficult, but improving since the end of the revolution. The PRA by contrast saw vast improvements in quality of life, infrastructure, and technology. NanoTrasen, suspected by many conspiracy theorists to be behind the funding and supplying of Tajara during the revolution, holds claim to most of Adhomai and has a monopoly over most of the planet's valuables. Collaboration between them, the Orion Confederation, and the Jargon Federation have resulted in more technological advances in Tajaran society recently than ever before in their recorded history. Approval ratings for the current leadership within the PRA rose in response. Within the PRA however were a number of issues, the Hadii nobles within the government had began to sabotage and deny the PRA’s deals with corporations, the noble block citing humanity as being greedy and destructive of their home. The noble block made it clear their intentions were to make Adhomai independent until it was ready to take on the burden of interstellar politics, much like many of the other nobles before them had fallen attempting to do. The disagreements and hatred of the Hadii noble block within the government had led to insurrection and treachery between Adhomai's major power figures since that announcement. Obviously, NanoTrasen - felt threatened by the reforms of the noble block, in 2451 CE, the leader of the noble block was assassinated by a radical who had been a member of the PRA’s secret service. The radical was sentenced to death much like that of the original revolutionary in 2432 CE. NanoTrasen was then invited back to Adhomai and menial workers were sold en masse to NanoTrasen workplaces while the rights to the bountiful natural resources of Adhomai were sold off to NanoTrasen. The PRA proceeded to become far more authoritarian, public executions and firing squads became the norm once again. Many military generals who had fought for the Republic soon defected under the banner of the Adhomai Liberation Army and Adhomai found itself embroiled in yet another global conflict. A second revolution had begun, and with that came the support for the leader of it all, Commisar Hotak Hadii’Na’ted. A group made up of Tajara from almost every walk of life. Opposing corporate claims on Tajaran soil and citing mismatched development and governmental negligence as the fault of humanity, they aim to "free Tajara from the new shackles imposed upon them by the corporate overlords and return Adhomai to a free, prosperous planet like our ancestors dreamed of." This batch of revolutionaries fought against the PRA with support from the NKA, Free Holds, and a number of Hadii loyalists within the noble block of the PRA. The People's Republic of Adhomai was driven off from many of its past holds bordering many free states and the NKA, the PRA had to rely on the help of a coalition of allied states and mercenaries to stop the enemy offensive. The Confederate Commonwealth meanwhile deployed peacekeeping forces that attempted to ensure this conflict didn’t escalate or result in millions of civilians dying, however it is widely agreed upon that the CC Peacekeepers horribly failed to do much of anything. After months of bloody defenses, guerrilla attacks, and complete stagnation of all fronts, a ceasefire was signed with the support of the Confederate Commonwealth and the Orion Confederation, was signed by the two factions shortly after. In 2461 CE, with the recognition of the Democratic People's Republic of Adhomai and the New Kingdom of Adhomai by the galactic community and the enforced peace, the now three Tajaran powers are eager to compete with each other for supremacy through a new cold war. The Democratic People's Republic of Adhomai, or DRPA, was a tumor the PRA had to live with now. The DRPA, unlike it’s name, was still primarily a military junta, nearly every hold controlled by a massive, tenacious military dictatorship under the absolute authority of Supreme Commander Hotak Hadii’Na’ted, also known simply as Hotak. Under a new manifesto released the same date as their creation during 2461 CE, the various regional civilian governments formed under their rule coalesced into The Democratic People's Republic of Adhomai. In January of 2463 CE, a contested election saw Almrah Harrlala become president Contested by the military, the so-called Hotak Supremacist Movement launched a putsch that was ultimately foiled by Hotak himself, who appealed for the return of civilian government and then resigned his command. The DPRA is now lead by President Almrah Harrlala who is struggling to transition what was once a militant insurgency movement into a modern, democratic nation. The government attempts to negotiate with ruling Juntas to voluntarily turn over power to the civilian administration, many of which still refuse, the DPRA's future faces many fundamental changes. The DPRA does, for the most part, try to respect the basic rights of Tajara. Most Tajara under their rule doesn't need to worry about a secret police or being framed for a crime for civil disobedience. Criticizing the Liberation leadership is allowed, and many powerful figures laugh along with searing satire targeted at them. Throughout the next few decades no extreme conflicts arise and all three major nations of Ahdomai continue to grow and improve over time. During this period, several authoritarian measures were enacted by the PRA government, such as the establishment of working camps for subversive elements, many feared that the People’s Republic may not survive in the upcoming years but through the leadership of new party officials and the removal of a majority of the noble block from the government the PRA has begun moving more towards what it was originally dreamed of being.

Now
Citizens on Ahdomai still live with the Frost that has plagued them for a few centuries now, however with the help of new technology many cities have been allowed to grow massive in size and population. The shaky peace on Ahdomai the three major nations through the Confederate Commonwealth have begun to spread beyond their home system, icons like the CCSS, Raskara Moon Habitats, and the colonization of Hro'zamal in the Nrrahrahul system.

Current Racial Status/Government: The Confederate Commonwealth, a representative front for the whole of Tajarans when diplomatically negotiating with other galactic powers. It is made up of the Council of Holds which would have two representatives from every hold chosen, elected, or appointed depending on the governing faction of the hold, and the Ahdomian Parliament which has members elected under a proportional representation system. Both of these systems would then collaborate to vote for a Prime Minister who would be the face of the Tajara.
Notable Racial Factions/Entities: The People’s Republic of Ahdomai (PRA), the Democratic People’s Republic of Ahdomai (DRPA), and the New Kingdom of Ahdomai (NKA).
People’s Republic of Ahdomai (PRA): A very centralized state, but in recent years has slowly been able to start making true its promises to bring revolution to the masses. With land reform, the enfranchisement of women and peasantry, literacy initiatives, and the collectivization of farms and the means of production, the PRA is struggling to hold true to its radical ideals while an entrenched upper party stubbornly tries to hold onto power.
Democratic People’s Republic of Ahdomai (DRPA): A state struggling to transition what was once a militant insurgency movement into a modern, democratic nation. The government attempts to negotiate with ruling Juntas to voluntarily turn over power to the civilian administration, many of which still refuse, the DPRA's future faces many fundamental changes. The DPRA does, for the most part, try to respect the basic rights of Tajara. Most Tajara under their rule don't need to worry about a secret police or being framed for a crime for civil disobedience.
New Kingdom of Ahdomai (NKA): A state led by the noble lines that survived the previous Revolution by remaining in hiding. The lofty titles of the nobles disguise that most of the nobility's financial situation remains only marginally better than the peasants. The NKA finds itself struggling to function with its limited constitutional powers, factional in-fighting between the military and the civilian government, and technological stagnation.
Free Cities: The term for independent holds that are represented within the CC, generally never operating as a single state for anything other than maintaining their independence from the three other major nations. These holds generally profit from the technological advances and trade deals of other states, but lack the infrastructure and support that is afforded to other states due to their independence.
Technological Advancements as Understood by NanoTrasen: Extremely efficient steam/geothermal powered engines, Heated Slag Cannons, automation of jobs and reliable robotics, specialized cybernetic enhancement/advanced prosthetics, new designs for ballistic and energy weapons, medicinal treatments via natural flora, massive land ice-breakers.

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