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Parisi
The Kingdom of Parisi
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124 BC–13 AD 30px
Motto
The golden city
Anthem
Gold
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 Parisi
Official language Gallic
Religion Various Forms of Keltoic Religion
Government Monarchy
King
 - 124-119 BC Arthoc
 - 7 BC - 6 AD Outor
 - 6-13 AD Morhelm III
History
 - Centralization of Western Europe 124 BC
 - The Keltoic Unification War 16th, December 13 AD
Currency Tset
Today part of Northern France

Parisi was probably the poorest and weakest state of the four Keltoic Cities. Its motto - "the golden city" - was very misleading, as it actually had almost no gold in terms of currency or trade. This was because gold was heavily taxed by the King, making trade of it unprofitable in the region. The gold would be analogous to almost every profession in Parisi, and in general, the poverty and economic weakness of Paris limited its influence. Although it would later have its fortunes changed for the better when the Keltoic Empire was formed, it was still considered a backwater of the new nation.

History

Formation

Parisi was probably the Keltoic state formed under the worst circumstances, with poverty and homelessness running rampant across the city. The hope was, a stable government would help alleviate the worst of these effects, and allow trade to go more smoothly. This hope was soon squashed as Arthoc took the throne, and his inept and heavy handed polices ripped apart the already weak economy. Even when a senate was set up, it was weak and unpopular with the people, making no real improvement overall, and thus Parisi was off to a bad start right from the get go. Small revolts soon followed, but these were largely ignored, and were somehow unsuccessful anyway, mostly due to a lack of political will.

Keltoic Unification Wars

The Keltoic wars possibly hurt Parisi more than any other state, and it was damage that would never really be repaired. Due to their economic and social situation, Parisi never really stood a chance against the onslaught of Nouio. They did manage to hold out for six years, which is quite impressive considering their predicament. After they were captured, their territory would serve as a death trap for Norman and Locudulan troops, and a fair amount of Parisians would even fight with the Nouion army. The Keltoic Unification War was a catastrophe for Parisi, and one they would never really recover from.

Culture

Politics

The politics in Parisi were notoriously useless and ignored, and got very little done. At best, they were able to regulate and tax trade - and then waste the taxes on trying to enforce others. This did little to help the population, and as such, most activities were done 00with very little government intervention. Even the military was largely outside the governments control, and even when it wasn't, it tended to be bankrupt. Overall, the government did little to nothing, and what it did was more harm than help.

Society

Because of the lack of any sort ofstable government, crime and poverty were rampant across the nation. This lead to an overwhelmingly pessimistic and poor community, with many struggles. The main was the fact that without a stable government, the main authority was the possibly the even more corrupt military. This lead to massive recruitment, although most of it was to prevent the military from harassing their families. This lead to a culture stricken with fear, and a very ineffective economy.

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