Pre-Entori EraNaples was founded in 1282, and continued to grow and prosper. It remained semi-isolationist after 1420, due to its small size and inability to access the Atlantic Ocean. This was briefly broken following the establishment of the Remedello dynasty by Baptista Remedello in 1500, although the founder died 6 years later. Baptista's son Julius went to war with the Papal states in 1510-1512, managing to take some territory from the southern states. He managed to fight his way up to Rome before he was killed in the battle. Alfonso III, his brother, took Southern Sardinia the following year. Alfonso's anti-church policies (due to his hatred of the Papal states) led to a church-led uprising in 1517. The new Anjou-Trastamara house reinstated the isolation.
Entori DynastyIn 1603, King Alfonso IV died, with such a complicated family that the determination of the heir was contested. This resulted in a massive civil war that lasted from 1604-1611. At the end of the war, a warlord named Romeo Entori managed to take control of the Kingdom. Romeo continued the policies of the Anjou-Trastamara house due to his wish to restore the nation to its state prior to the civil war. Following Romeo's death in 1634, his son Benvolio II was crowned king. He proclaimed that Naples will begin to be more involved with modern international politics. After emerging from isolation, alliances were made with the AGC and Vietnam, and war had begun with Northern Sardinia. After Sardinia was united under Neopolitan rule, a peace treaty was made with all other Italian states save for Genoa. Due to a trade dispute, Naples annexed Corsica and forced Genoa to sign the peace treaty.
A colony was soon established on the island of Cuba, and Naples began to become more involved in international affairs. They supported the Holy Roman Republic during its early years, however, when the Venetians revolted they remained neutral. They then fought Hungary when it attempted to invade Venice, and the Venetian, Neapolitan, and Swedish forces managed to throw the Hungarians back from Europe.
Following a large recession and the resulting Vietnamese aid, many in Naples began to become easternized, resulting in a second Schmitt's Reformation in Naples. King Angelo banished the Schmittists to the colony of Istoias which was founded on Madagascar. Following Angelo's assassination, the new King Carlo invaded the nation of Hafsids, and took a large portion of the territory, the rest going to his allies. Following Carlo's death, his daughter Lucentia was declared queen of Naples. After winning a civil war against Duke Mercutio of Sardinia and the Fuzzoli counts, she married Duke Biondello of Sicily. Biondello was killed in the Incan war, and Lucentia died soon afterwards, resulting in the young and sickly Romeo II briefly holding the throne before his death and succession by Benvolio III, his brother. Benvolio III was deposed by a military coup, and the dictator Carlo VII of the house of Abrias was crowned king.Due to the aid of the Vietnamese and the scientific Count Petruchio of Corsica, Carlo VII was toppled and Benvolio III was returned to the throne
This new monarchy was a constitutional monarchy, and the power of the Dukes and Counts was greatly reduced as well, with the real power being in the Chancellor of the Senate. Benvolio III sponsored the scientific and enlightenment ventures of Count Petruchio, resulting in a planet (Benvolium Sidus, AKA Uranus) being named after him. During his reign Naples also purchased the Vietnamese colony in India, which they named Tamilia. Through wars and sales, the colony of Tamilia was expanded to encompass much of southern India, even as Ricasolia revolted from Neapolitan rule. Benvolio III died childless, and the heir to the throne was Prince Sándor of Hungary.
Prince Sándor of Hungary was crowned as King Alessandro of Naples in year 1796, bringing Naples into union with Hungary. This led to an increase in the power of the Senate. One of the first actions of the Neapolitan government was to conquer the nation of Pahang, which they achieved in 1805. During this era, massive leaps in industrialization were made, with Naples' economy being transformed within a few decades. Meanwhile, Neapolitan power continued to grow in India, despite the successful unification of most of India under the nation of Bharat.
Naples briefly jointly occupied the Incan Republic with the help of France after the war against Turan. A brief famine hindered their expansion of Pahang, but it was not majorly affected. Naples was hit by a massive cholera epidemic during this time as well, but managed to survive. Naples also was the site of Nicola Amadello's development of the metric system in 1823. This time was the height of Neapolitan (and by extension Italian, as they slowly vassalized the nations to their north) worldwide colonization and influence.
However, by the 1840s Naples had begun to decline, with desperate measures to win peace with Bharat failing and resulting in a war between Bharati and Tamilian rebels and Naples. This let Tamilia break away from Naples, losing the Neapolitans their largest and most profitable colony. Naples also was hurt by the betrayal of their allies, who deserted Naples' attempts to enforce their claims in Indonesia over the Rotterdam Conference by backing Brunei. The new Chancellor of Naples, Cambio Occhiochiuso, restored Neapolitan relations with Vietnam and brought both Venice and Verona under Neapolitan sway. Occhiochiuso was defeated in reelection by Gremio Sieno, and he fled to France. From there, Occhiochiuso helped the French in their conquest of Naples.
GovernmentPrior to the restoration of the Entori house after the fall of Carlo VII, the government of Naples was a monarchy, headed by a king or queen, and with many lesser nobles such as counts and dukes. Wealthy merchants and the Catholic church both possessed large amounts of influence as well. The position of king/queen is inherited by the oldest child of the previous monarch, although the position may be abdicated if the monarch wishes to not hold it any more. After the restoration, the titles of nobility became much less important and Naples became a constitutional monarchy until its conquest by the French.
Naples was divided into four duchies: Sicily, Campania, Puglia, and Sardinia (and later Papalia after the absorbtion of the Papal states). Each was headed by a Duke or Duchess, who was the oldest child of the previous ruler The city of Naples is on the border between Puglia and Campania, with its mayor, who was appointed by the king or queen, reporting directly to the monarch. The Duchies were divided into Counties, each which was headed by either a Count or a Countess, another inherited position. Mayors of small towns tended to be elected, while larger town mayorships tended to be either inherited or appointed by the count.
In 1635, Naples made an alliance with the Anglo-German Commonwealthdue to the former's wish to increase their bonds with the rest of Christian Europe, and the latter getting a new ally after ending their agreements with the Mughals. A second alliance was made with Vietnam. In 1636, the Sardinian War began. During this war, an alliance was made with Sweden. Naples' allies helped it win the Sardinian War, with now all of Sardinia belonging to Naples. Naples then made an alliance with the Holy Roman Republic to the North.
Naples is allied with all of the Italian states after the Genoan war. They remained neutral in the Venice-HRR war, and helped their ally Venice against the Hungarians. However, their relation with the Venetians plummeted due to the Venetians supporting Mamluk colonists and the Venetians conquering so much of Italy. Due to Vietnam saving the Neapolitan economy, Naples became a close ally of Vietnam, and when Vietnam and Venice became enemies, Naples became a huge enemy of Venice.
In 1643, after exploration in the area, Naples established a colony known as New Carbonia on the Isle of Cuba. New Carbonia was founded to both give Naples new resources, as well as to create a Christian presence on the isle to counteract the Muslim presence in the northern areas. Naples hoped to eventually banish the Mamluk colonists from Cuba, and perhaps expand New Carbonia beyond the island. They successfully defeated the Mamluks, and renamed the colony Ricasolia. Ricasolia would grow until 1787, when a massive slave revolt led by the organization I Liberatori, founded by Tranio Oyolia, began. Ricasolia would break away from Naples by the next year.
A second colony had been made in 1686, on the island of Madagascar, named Istoias. Istoias was founded as a refuge to Schmittists who were being persecuted in Naples, and remained in Neapolitan control until 1861 when it broke away as Naples was being invaded by the French. Another early colony of Naples was Vicia, which was taken from the Incas in year 1835. Their next colony was Tamilia, bought from the Vietnamese in 1754, followed by the colony of Pahang which was conquered in 1805. By the fall of Naples in 1863, the only colony which had not borken away was Pahang
The Papal states were made a vassal of Naples in 1670, however, in 1747 they were reduced down to the Vatican. That same year, Siena and Florence were made vassals. These two vassals were later merged in 1790 into the single vassal of Tuscany. Lombardy became a vassal four years later. Israel had been a protectorate since 1697. Right before the fall of Naples, in 1857, Venice and Verona were vassalized in a desperate attempt to rejuvenate Naples.