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Dubron
The Kingdom of Dubron
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119 BC–13 AD 30px
Motto
Forever the Kings of the West
Anthem
Gates of power
MapOfEarlyGaul.jpeg
A map of the four major city states in Keltoia (Dunron in purple, Nouio in orange, Parisi in yellow, and Locudula in green)
Capital Not specified
Official language Gallic
Religion Various Forms of Keltoic Religion
Government Monarchy
Lord
 - 119-100 BC Ertorca I
 - 11 BC - 13 AD Ertorca XI
History
 - Centralization of Western Europe 119 BC
 - The Keltoic Unification War 16th, December 13 AD
Currency Sderact
Today part of Northern France

Dubron was the least known of the Gallic states, probably because of its distance from the Mediterranean and the other cities. The nation was, however, able to take advantage of trade, enough to run an economy off it. While this hardly made that nation rich, it kept Dubron from falling into the poverty that gripped Parisi. After the Gallic Unification War, Dubron became something of a distinct outpost, mostly used for military purposes.

History

Formation

Dubron was the last Keltoic state to be officially formed, but still a relatively rich nation. For a long time, it had been a small fishing settlement, and Senone trade kick-started the nation's development into a major city. The city grew quickly, and after much deliberation, Dubron was officially formed. This new nation was immediately recognized as an economic powerhouse, and attracted trade from the Gallic States, Carthage, and the Senone Republic. Gathering its resources, Dubron was able to become a powerful nation.

Keltoic Unification War

Dubron was the nation least effected by the Keltoic Unification war. While they did reluctantly agree to fight in Paris, the abandoned their ally after losing their. Even when their own city was at stake, they fought weakly, eventually allowing the Nouion army to take the city peacefully. While this brought nothing but disgust from Locudula, it did give them lenient terms from Orleans. It also made them an important city in the Keltoic Empire, and by the time of the Empire's collapse, it would overshadow Locudula in almost every way.

Culture

Politics

While Dubron was technically controlled by the Lord (their name for a King) in practice, most of the power was in the hands of a collective of rich businessmen and traders. While this government was unofficial, their generally recognized leader was the person in charge of Dubron fishing industry. This model of government was extensively popular with the business friendly population, and was arguably the most effective Keltoic government, with the possible exception of Nouio.

Society

The Dubron society was incredibly industrious, and enormously effective capitalists. This was the hallmark of Dubron, and they were famed for this by other nations. This led to an opportunistic society, that took advantage of trade as much as possible. In addition, they were the second richest Gallic state, so luxury goods from Italy and Carthage often made their way to the city. This made Dubron an epicenter for high culture, and as a result the city soon became known as the golden city of the west, and most considered that description apt.

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