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The Foundation of the Cimbrian Alliance
Before the start of the Frisian War the Northern part of the Roman Empire was dominated by many separate tribal groups. The Province of Scandinavia was dominated by the Cimbri group on the Jutland Peninsula. which managed its population by removing other tribes from the areas of Europe north of the Albus River (Elbe). Among these were the Saxons and the Angli and they would remember the brutality of the Cimbri while they tried to build a new life for themselves in other provinces. With the new land being completely in control of the Cimbri their population grew, and they used this resource of people to spread their influence to the other provinces. Due to the fact that the Angli had been invited by the Provinces of Caledonia and Britannia to start a new life for their people the Cimbri would not be able to effect the British Isles. The Saxons similarly began to build up influence and money in the developing cities in the Forests of Germania which shut out much of lower Europe from the Cimbri in any degree but money which would gladly be taken.
The province of Prussia, however, would fall to be split into several tribal kingdoms of Langobardia (or Lombardia), Ruggia, and Semnonia. Scythia would become even more diverse goups. In the bottom of Scythia the three principalities that emerged chose that name for themselves because of their history. There was a time when these people had a King and he named them the Rus. The women specifically of that area were oppressed so badly that when they were called against the Romans, which was actually a trick by Commodus, son of Marcus Aurelius, many of them simply left after their King went off to war with the male population. The women founded the tribes of the Roxolani, the Carpi, and the Costoboci. They agreed to cooperate with the Romans when they came to take them after the conquest of Crimea, though they were not occupied. They were more Roman than the Crimeans and had learned a good lesson about tyranny. When literature emerged about the nature of good governance, though it wasn't received by the government in most places, after the reign of Carolus the women dominated tribes became the defenders of their liberty as well as their new lands. They were dedicated not only to freedom but also survival and they rejected the idea of Kings and monarchs. When the Cimbrian alliance came about they had to take a single leader, in order to have a representative when it was time to elect the next High King or discuss other business. They relented to the government that almost all of the other kingdoms seemed to have wanted and traded an Emperor for a High King. These Principalities, which were much more controlled by the lower officials of those lands than could be said about their neighbors, would not spread their ideas to the rest of the Alliance. Their survival was what they wanted and to be free of Rome was another desire. This would mark their people for times to come.
The other new kingdoms of what was Scythia included Aestia, a merchant capital; Buria and Quadia, which were both haves for immigrants; The Kingdom of the Vistua which was home to the Gepadae people; and Scythia, which was the new homeland for the famous Venedi people; and lastly the Kingdoms of Bastarna and the Cotinia, both made by groups of people who were once part of the Venedi and the actual home group of the three martyr generals.
The Government of the Cimbrian Alliance
Though the King of Cimbria became the First King of the Cimbrian Alliance, each kingdom was given more deference than the provinces were in Rome. Though the Senate of Rome was made up of representatives from the most developed Provinces; the Cimbri, who had become increasingly focused on making wealth for their poor members, made giving power to the several member tribes a priority. The King established a system of electors from each of the Kingdoms who would also advise him in his affairs and management of the Country. King Æthelred from Cimbri, who had gained notoriety by leading the Cimbrians on the Albus River, became Kign of Cimbria and was elected to the throne of the Cimbrian Alliance by all the other Kings, who would be called Princes in the presence of their High King,
Many new customs were established with this country. The practice of changing the names of government bodies when they were serving different functions started here. When the leaderrs of teh Kingdoms were alone and in their Kingdom they could enjoy the title and privileges of King, though when they were together or consulting about their country, the King of Cimbria was the High King and the others were his Prince Electors. This system was more equitable to the constituencies of their Alliance than the government of the Roman Empire though it was still dominated by the wealthies industrial family in the Kingdoms. Despite this the electors were focusing on hte development not only of their military but all aspects of civiliation. They followed much the same path as the Romans and were intent on making their industries the envy of the world.
Anotehr one of the offices which was held by a King who would go by another name while in that position would extend to a level above the Kingdoms and below the whole of the Alliance. There were three Provinces of Rome which became part of several different Kingdoms, the exceptions being Scandinavia which became the Kingdom of Cimbria and Suebia which became only two. The Kingdoms which were part of Germania were led by the Grand Duke of the Germanic Kingdoms, who was the King of Chattia largest of those Kingdoms. The Kingdoms which were part of Prussia were led by the Grand Duke of Prussian Kingdoms who was the King of Ruggia. The Kingdoms which were part of Scythia were led by the Grand Duke of Scythian Kingdoms who was the King of Venedia.
List of High Kings of the Cimbrian Alliance
High King Æthelred 1220-1257 (467-504 AD)
High King Cynewulf 1257-1280 (504-527 AD)
High King Leofwine 1280-1321 (527-568 AD)
High King Herleif 1321-1348 (568-595 AD)
The Kingdoms of the Cimbrian Alliance