Gallorum, The Kingdom of - Factbook
The Chamber of Deputies (Chambre des députés)
The Chamber of Peers (Chambre des pairs)
Gallic Christian Democratic Party (Christian democracy, centre-right politics, neoliberalism, conservatism, Gallic exceptionalism): This is one of the oldest political parties in Gallorum. Beginning in 1801 as the Royalist Party, this is a party that believes in the traditional values of Gallorum and largely positions itself on the centre-right. Les Gals or Parti Democratique (roosters in Occitan, the names of members of the PDCG) believe firmly in the power of capitalism and do their best to run an efficient, low regulation economy. However, their Christian roots encourage them to provide an equally efficient safety net based on getting people out of welfare and tough situations into work. This party does not believe in LGBTQI rights to marriage, though have grown into tolerance for persons of LGBTQI orientations. Rurally, this party is far more conservative than its suburban base can be. The PDCG largely views itself as the natural party of governance. Current opposition majority party, Gaulois blue
Social Democratic and Labour Party (Social democracy, democratic socialism, Third Way, progressivism): The third oldest political party and major party of the left, the Social Democratic and Labour Party (Parti social-democratie et travailliste, PSDT) otherwise known as the Parti Travailliste colloquially cam to represent the union of the socialist-Marxist movement and the union movement into a party that could win elections in 1911. The party champions and thrives on its representation of the working class people who needed protection of union rights, workers’ rights and mediation on wages while also securing the means of a welfare state and promoting nationalisation of key industries like energy, utilities and transport. More importantly, this party looks to the future far more and wants equality of opportunity via creation of new sectors of industry and jobs. Generally viewed as the party of protest, it has been in government 1 year for every 3 that the PDG has been in government. Current party of government. Red
Liberal Party of Gallorum (social liberalism, economic centrism, radical centrism, technocratic, pro-European, moderate progressivism): Known as the Parti Liberal, this was the leading opposition party to the PDG for many years until the PSDT rose in the early 20th century and became the leading opposition party. Notably in government from 1856-1880, and again from 1901-1917, the Liberal Party championed needed reforms through data collection, studies, and filling government with policy wonks. Now as a third party, it has played several roles in kingmaker in the parliament. The PLG views themselves as a sensible alternative to the radical progressive socialism that is the Travaillistes and stuck in the past conservatism of the Democratiques. Paisley blue
Les Verts (green politics): The Greens have been around since the 1970’s and the burst of the conservationist movement onto the European scene. Since then, they’ve been represented in the Gallorum Parliament with as many as 15-20 seats and as few as 4. The politics of this party can be hard to pin down, as it does change with its leaders. At present, they formed more of an eco-capitalist, centrist outlook on things but some could have seem them as ecosocialist, ecoanarchist in the 70’s and 80’s. Green
Les Nationalistes (Euroscepticism, national conservatism, economic nationalism, souverainism, social conservatism, populist): This party became popular as word of Gallorum’s acceptance into the European Union became very clear in the 1980’s. A severely traditionalist party, it stands on a platform that openness and trade has ruined the state and that only through a return to full sovereignty and highly regressive conservative policies could Gallorum prosper as was intended by our Lord. Dark blue
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Aurelis, Capitol of Gallorum
Founded in the 3rd century BC by the local Celtic Gaul tribes, Aurelis was named Lutetia Aureliopolis after the conquests of Marcus Aurelius Gallus conquered the whole of Roman Gaul by the late 1st century BC. As the Roman presence faded away, the Frankish Gauls shortened the name to Aurelios until finally by the end of Charlemagne's reign, it became known as Aurelis.
The cultural centre of the country, Aurelis is the seat of government, the seat of the royal family, the largest city, and contributes 1/6th of the GDP of the nation by itself and its metro area. Aurelis has around 10 million in the metropolitan area along the Mauvin River and makes up the province Capital-Ille de Mauvin. It has seen several treaties signed, a peaceful revolution take place, and still maintains itself as the Light of the Roman Spirit (Lumière de l'esprit romain).
The royal presence in the city is massive, as several residences in and around the city including the Palais Royale de Vaillant, the largest palace in the region (and the summer residence of the Sovereign), Palais de la Cite, Palais du Coiserette and the Elysee Palace. The Prime Minsiter's official residence is Hotel de Matignon, currently home to Elisabeth Baschet.
Elysee Palace - Seat of the Crown in Aurelis
Palais du Coiserette - The official residence of Queen Margrethe I
Palais Royale du Vaillant - Summer residence of Queen Margrethe I
Palais de la Cite - Royal palace and home to the Crown Prince and Princess
Hotel de Matignon - Official Residence of the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Baschet
Le Parlement de Gallorum - The Parliament of Gallorum
Maps of Gallorum
Tigeaux, the Mountainous City of the South
Tigeaux is a city of 160,000. A hot vacation spot in all seasons due to its many adventure activities in the Pyrénées, Tigeaux is an example of the smaller scale cities and towns that dot Gallorum all over its 67 million person nation. Cozy with many nooks and corners, cafes and shops, Tigeaux is a must see for those who want a bit of athletics and adventure in their visit to Gallorum.
Boureuilles, Le Vieux Port
Boureuilles, otherwise known around the country as The Old Port (for its prominence as the first Roman settlement in Gallia and it being the countries most important port), is the second largest city in Gallorum at 1.2 million people in its metro area. The people are diverse, pulling from across the Roman Empire at the time of its founding, and the structure of the city still wraps around the Roman built structures. History buffs and those who love the sea (well, the Sleeve as the natives call the Nicolezian Channel) will adore this bustling port city.
Entrages, the Fashion Capital
A short hour and a half trip via car or train from Aurelis, Entrages is perhaps the biggest fashion capital of the north of Europe. Despite Aurelis's glittering boutiques lining the Champs Elysees and the wide boulevards, the slightly more intimate city of 900,000 that is Entrages truly is the home of fashion in Gallorum. Haute couture designers Christian Lacroix and Gaultier live and work there, and every fall the Entrages Fashion Week attracts visitors from across the country and across the region. A shopping paradise, Entrages is the place for the budding fashionista.
Turin, the extreme south of Gallorum
Nestled away in the foothills of the Northern Alps, the southern most city of Gallorum is Turin. With another 900,000 people living there, it is the capital of the Piedmont region of Gallorum. Full of medieval and early modern history as one of the more rebellious, religiously different regions of Gallorum, Turin has many sites to behold including Chateau du Valois en l'Alpes, a beautiful fairytale castle in the mountainous exterior of Turin. Unlike the other cities, this one has a far sleepier, slower feel. Spa treatments and relaxation are a huge draw to this city. Melt your stress away in this perhaps the most stress free destination in Gallorum.
St. Nicholas, a Celtic settlement binding two nations
A beautiful settlement of opulence and wealth, St. Nicholas is further inland than its famous castle and church that have given the city its name. This is a place that tends to trend older than the faster paced life of Aurelis or Entrages and thus moves slower. The name comes from the large number of Nicolezian Celtic settlers that moved from Icholasen to Gallorum. To this day, this is a popular destination for expats from Icholasen, usually retired. A modest city with interesting Celtic tradition wrapped in Gallic flair, this is a treat unique to the whole of northern Europe.
Valenciennes, the City with a Spanish Heart
Valenciennes was originally named Neropolis after the famous Roman emperor, but upon Gaulois travellers returning home from Spain, they remarked how similar the architecture and culture were, sparking a late 18th and 19th century love of Spain. In honour of one of the most beautiful of all Spanish cities, the town was renamed Valenciennes (translated roughly to Valencians) and it has revelled in it since then. A frequent stop for those Gallic citizens who can't make the trip to Spain and for those Spanish expats who miss home, the spirit of Castille et Leon still flourishes strongly with the power of the Andalucian musical tradition.
Seignaux, the city of piety
Formerly named Durocortorum (famous for its gate and wall during the days of the Roman Empire), Seignaux is a city that has been a large source of Gallo-Roman Christianity and one of the important seats of the Gallic Orthodox Church. The Cathedrale de Notre Dame de Seignaux is a cherished national cathedral, home to several important national services. Seignaux is also home to the famous Christmas Market, on the steps and in the square of the cathedral.
Racines, a city of hard work
Racines was at the heart of the Bourgogne Mining Basin of coal at the height of industrialisation. Indeed, all the way until 1990, this was an active coal basin supplying many across Europe with coal. However, as coal mining became more automated and demand lowered, Racines went into somewhat of a recession. The 2010's have seen the old town and its old industry embrace the future and in a twist of irony, Racines has now become a hotbed of tech startups and green energy technology. Racines became a symbol of the nation's transition to a bright new future into the European Union, with its 2018 referendum result read in the Racines Town Square in favour of joining the European Union. Like a phoenix out of ashes, Racines rises to relevance again in Gallorum.
Escolives, the environmentalist city
The heart of the Gallic naval history, Escolives is home to the largest aquarium in the nation and has grown into the centre of ecological and marine biological study in the country. It is home of the most party members for Les Verts and is one of their strongholds (despite losing the seat to the Travaillistes in the 2016 election). A fishing town at heart, it was also one of the centres of Celtic and Viking contact with Gallorum and has thus had a complicated history with the sea. As part of its self strengthening, Escolives developed a naval reputation that at least held of the Nicolezians for a while until they decided to settle St. Nicholas. If an aquarium seems like the perfect date or a ecological tour of La Manche seems more your speed, Escolives has the knowledge and the expertise to deliver a quality environmentally friendly vacation.
Montrelais, the city of rebels
Everyone goes through a rebellious phase, and Montrelais is no exception. Built as a river city down further from the constantly raided Champigny, it was the place in which the constitutional drive towards a limited monarchy and elected parliament began in Gallorum in the mid 18th century. It also was the place where the first elected member of the Chamber of Deputies from the Travaillistes was from. An otherwise picturesque town, this place is teeming with the political activity of the nation. Indeed, if one can win the districts around Montrelais it is said to be the indication of the next government.
The Royal Family
HRH Margrethe I, Queen of Gallorum and Empress of the Roman Peoples
- Spouse: HRH The Duke of Aurelis, Prince Consort of Gallorum (d. 2010)
- Issue: Frederic, Crown Prince of Gallorum (heir apparent); Joachim, Prince of Gallorum
Frederic, Crown Prince of Gallorum, Heir Apparent to the Throne
- Spouse: Marie, Crown Princess of Gallorum
- Issue: Prince Christian of Gallorum, Prince Vincent of Gallorum, Princess Isabella of Gallorum, Princess Josephine of Gallorum
Joachim, Prince of Gallorum
- Spouse: Alexandra, Comtesse d'Agoult (div. 2005); Marie, Duchess of Monzepat, Crown Princess of Gallorum
- Issue: Prince Nicholas of Gallorum, Prince Felix of Gallorum, Prince Henri of Gallorum, Princess Athene of Gallorum