The Empire of Grand Gatlantia is the official state of the Gatlantian people known as neo-humans, (the empire is also known as the Sublime Imperial States of Grand Gatlantia). The Neo-Humans is a people descended from the colonizers of Eracleya responsible for having colonized the planet Gatlantia. The empire was founded in year 1 of the 4th era of the Eracleya calendar, after the founding of the empire the government adopted a new calendar known as simply the imperial calendar.
The Empire is characterized by an autocratic form of government led by an emperor/empress and extensive territorial possessions around the star cluster called Crimson Realm. Before the existence of the Empire of Grand Gatlantia. Gatlantia was ruled by a republic that had an absurd amount of corrupt politicians, this state was known as the United Republic of Gatlantia. The imperial period of the first era went on for about 500 years. The first two centuries were marked by an unstable period. A Grand Admiral of the Republic's navy known as Advarus Leonid decided to launch a state coup with the support of a good part of the navy, convincing the population that a monarchy would be the solution which resulted in a civil war. The civil war culminated in the victory of the imperial forces, thus signaling the end of the United Republic of Gatlantia.
The Gatlantian people are also characterized by a strong and honorable chivalrous warlike culture originating from the moral code and emphasizing frugality, fidelity, mastery and honor and even death. Born of two main influences, the violent existence of the Gatlantian people and the Eranism religion. Thanks to this warrior and militarist culture, the Gatlantians have no more reasons to be isolated in their native territory. The expansion of the Empire began in the 4th century of the first era after the founding of the Empire before reaching its current territorial extension and started the annexation of provinces outside the Villarius sector. During the year 516 of the first era, Gatlantia it witnessed the greatest expansion of the empire, annexing the provinces around the Villarius sector and going far beyond its territorial core.
The government system is a hereditary monarchy led by an autocratic Emperor/Empress, who presided over six Councils, each led by two ministers and assisted by four vice ministers. In order not to let the routine administration take over the empire, the emperors ensured that all important matters were decided in the "Imperial Court", which was dominated by the imperial family and important politicians and military personnel. The central institution of the internal court was the High Imperial council. It emerged shortly after the founding of the empire as an organ in charge of dealing with military campaigns, but soon assumed other military and administrative duties and served to centralize the power of the imperial crown.
The emperor's power was considered to be of divine origin. The High Imperial council ceased to have real political and legislative authority, but remained an honorary council with full members. Currently, a civil administration with a focus on the court has been formed as part of a large-scale consolidation of imperial power. The most important administrative reform, which probably began in the middle of the Imperial year 4, where civil and military administration was exercised by a single elected individual.
The council is characterized as an aristocratic oligarchy led by an elected Lord who is chaired by the emperor, to make decisions, the High Council works on a majority voting system, the members put forward proposals and the entire council then indicates that supports or opposition. The High Council also advises the emperor on the issues facing the empire.
The high council was also responsible for administering the empire's provinces in the event of war, if a lord and his military forces were able to annex enemy territory, he could keep that territory in the name of the emperor, but in fact the territory belonged to the imperial crown since the lord and vassal of the legitime imperial house, the House of Leonid. According to Article 31 of the High Council, for an annexed territory to become a province, it was necessary to carry out an inventory of star systems within those provinces and a population census. The administration then kept several records, including births and deaths, property transactions and legal procedures. The provinces were administered by the imperial houses and the star systems were governed by a governor elected by the people, with a 5-year term.
The emperor is the supreme and absolute ruler, and his power was seen to have divine origin even with so much power the emperor has limited powers in peacetime as the head of government is a praetor elected by the high council. His position is past from father to son a tradition is that imperial prince should be trained by the imperial guard must and how much he becomes the monarch receives the title of supreme marshal of the empire together with the title of emperor. The emperor is also an important symbol of the Eranism religion. The Eranism religion considers that he is the direct descendant of the goddess Desura, and the emperor is also the head of all orders, decorations, medals and national awards of the Empire.
Gatlantian society is extremely complex based on feudal system even if Gatlantians possessed a warrior culture they did not dispense the science. Gatlantian society was organized around large houses where a Gatlantian from the 18 years old must swear loyalty to the Empire to its people and to the Emperor. The tradition of the Gatlantian people was an integral part of their lives and breaking with these traditions was considered a serious insult to the Gatlantian people and considered an act of extreme dishonor.
From childhood, Gatlantians are trained to be warriors. Those who choose not to continue in the military service take on other secondary social roles. The people of Gatlantia possess a curious sense of honor. Such a sense encompasses both themselves and enemies. It is common for Gatlantians to have a certain respect and admiration for their enemies, but even more common is the veneration of veterans, victorious or not, who have fought with great honor, constantly using them as an example and motivational factor for future battles. The personal history of each Gatlantian family is much appreciated and respected by its members. Every family has a "Battle Poem" that tells epic deeds of notable members in times of war. Only mans are sent to the front lines of a war, while womens stay and take care of the home. However, even though they do not go to the front line, women receive practically the same warrior training as mans. Gatlantians are loyal to companions and superiors, and are angry and vindictive if a companion dies. They fear very little, having a strong code of honor and duty that keeps them firm in the face of any challenge or threat.
Despite their martial nature, the Gatlantians have a policy against their own bloodshed, being an extension of the belief that the “warrior's blood” is their primordial essence, and thus their waste is dishonorable. The only honorable way to lose blood is in combat with the enemy in the battlefied. The Children are raised in common rooms to ensure that everything is done on an “equal footing” with no favoritism in their rankings and merits.
The Eranism also called the Cult of Desura or Imperial Cult and is the traditional religion of the Gatlantian people Eranism means The Path of Desura. Eranism incorporates spiritual practices derived from various traditions of the Gatlantian people, these traditions and is characterized by the cult of ancestors, and with a strong emphasis on spiritual purity, which has as one of its practices to honor the ancestors. Eranism has very ancient roots. Its recorded history dates back to long before the existence of the Empire of Gatlantia.
Gatlantian architecture is noted primarily for being extremely futuristic whose buildings appear to be made of gold, and on a large wavy and geometric scale, at the same time are highly adept at creating habitats. Furthermore, the structures were designed to withstand the hostile environment, and with the aim of replacing the natural landscape. Most Gatlantian architecture is built with a special type of material (similar to gold) that resists deterioration, bullets, plasma and fire, as evidenced by Gatlantian buildings some of which are 400 to 500 years old.
The Gatlantian architecture is distinguished from neoclassical structures in that it incorporates heavy use of rounded angles, usually in extremely undulating degrees, as in some Gatlantian buildings they have a somewhat oval shape. Originally, the ideas and concepts of the Gatlantians about structures and technology were that their cities should be elegant and curved to give them a sense of extremely advanced technology.
According to jurist Ernest Advarin, the main distinction between people of Gatlantia was between free citizens. The legal status of free citizens can still be specified according to their place of birth. During the beginning of the empire, only a limited number of men had full rights to citizenship, but this changed during the reign of the twelfth emperor Lucios Leonid I (Lucios the Great), which allowed them to vote, run for office, elections and be governors. Most citizens had only limited rights, but all were entitled to legal protection and other privileges that were prohibited for those who did not have citizenship. The free men who lived on the borders of the empire far from the nucleus, they were considered citizens but, they had the status of pilgrims and did not have as many luchos and rights. In 227 of the imperial era, through the Edict of the Imperial Citizen, Emperor Lucios I extended the right of citizenship to all inhabitants of the empire, revoking all laws that distinguished citizens from non-citizens.
The empire takes its technology very seriously, much of its economy and dedicated to the technology development sector occupying the second place in the imperial economy after only the military sector. In addition to the empire developing a technology derived from the technologies of precursor civilizations, the empire was then able to reverse-engineer in various precursor technology. This allowed the Empire to develop various technologies such as solar fusion reactors, powerful particle beam weapon, and powerful phaser shield generators. The hull of Gatlantian ships is made of Trilitium-steel, a strong and malleable metallic alloy. Trilitium is stronger than titanium and steel, found mainly in various types of celestial bodies but at great depths.
The precursor technology is very advanced and probably belonged to a 3rd scale civilization and is still being extensively studied by the empire. Some precursor artifacts were known to be much older than most civilizations. by several million years. The Precursors also left a small number of mysterious artifacts in deep space known. across the empire as pillars, it was probably some kind of power generator as they released large amounts of energy and radiation. They were generally considered unstable and dangerous. Gatlantian scientists recorded strange phenomena near the pillars, they released large pulses of energy, which would fry any approaching machine.
The Imperial Armed Forces constituted by the Imperial Navy, the Imperial Army and the Imperial Guard are national, permanent and regular institutions whose mission is to protect the sovereignty and interests of the mother land. The Imperial Armed Forces were formed after the founding of the Empire, the early years of the Imperial Armed Forces were spent suppressing remaining Republican strongholds or planetary rebellions that could endanger Imperial rule. In the Early years the Imperial Fleet was composed of mercenaries and officers of the former Navy of the Republica of Gatlantia. The supreme authority of the imperial armed forces was the Emperor. Under his command were the three military chiefs who managed the daily affairs of the armed forces: the Commander in Chief of the Imperial Navy, the Supreme Commander of the Imperial Army and the Praetorian of the Imperial Guard.
Imperial Army is the ground force of the Empire was formed after the foundation of the Empire of Grand Gatlantia played an extremely important role in the first and second imperial civil war and also the imperial army played an extremely important role during the Great Regency War. The imperial army was formed from the forces in favor of the monarchy and the Leonid rebel army that participated during the Leonid Rebellion and Gatlantian-Swarm War in addition, the imperial army participated in several other wars. The emperor had full control of the armed forces, but used a highly complex organizational structure. The basic peacetime organizational structure of the Imperial Army was the Army inspection, the army corps, the division and the regiment. During the war, Army personnel inspected the formed field army commands, which controlled the corps and subordinate units.
The Imperial Navy, also known as Imperial Cosmo Navy or Imperial Starfleet is the naval branch of the Imperial Armed Forces. The Imperial Navy was formed out of the Republican Navy, as part of the Imperialization campaign of Emperor Alessander Leonid I during the rise of the Empire. In ancient times, during the early years of the Empire, the Imperial Navy was not an extremely threatening force as its ships were dedicated to the defense of imperial space and strategic warp routes. This was opposed to the fleets of warships assigned to the Legion Dominus of the imperial navy. All men, when they reached the age of 20, were recruited for a mandatory 2-year military service. They started out as a second-class astronaut with the rank of recruit.