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Emmeria, officially the Republic of Emmeria (エメリア共和国 Emeria kyōwakoku),[1] is the largest country on the continent of Anea. It is neighboured to the east by the Federal Republic of Estovakia and to the northwest by the Kingdom of Nordennavic.[2]

Emmeria is a relatively large nation that is home to a thriving population and a modestly sized military. Citizens of the capital city Gracemeria, enjoy prosperous, peaceful everyday lives.[1]

A key factor in Emmeria's economic prosperity was its many industries. Large scale oil pipelines in the Kijera Oil Fields, prosperous textile manufacturing in Ortara, and large industrial zones in Tarvo. Many ports also dotted the coastline of the nation, indicating that trade was very prominent.[1]

As a result of its economic prowess, Emmeria was able to send aid to Estovakia following the impact of the Ulysses 1994XF04 asteroid,[3] which devastated the latter's economy and infrastructure.[4]

Emmeria is the player character's homeland and the setting for the majority of the missions in Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.[2]

History

Medieval times (1400s)

Golden King

A portrait of King Aurelius II

The Republic of Emmeria was preceded by a kingdom in medieval times. In the 15th century, the region that would become Gracemeria was home to extremely fertile soil, and due to this, became the focus of infighting among vassals seeking control of the land. The conflict caused the collapse of order, and led to a series of foreign invasions.[5]

King Aurelius II, the founder of modern Emmeria, rose to power in the middle of the turmoil, vying to bring an end to the invasions. He succeeded in convincing the vassals to stop fighting, bringing peace to the land and permanently halting the foreigners' attacks. Sometime afterward, the kingdom of Emmeria declared itself a republic, with Aurelius at the helm. The capital of the new republic was moved to Gracemeria.[5]

Modern times (1999—)

Main article: Ulysses 1994XF04

Throughout the centuries, the Republic of Emmeria would become one of the leading nations on Anea. In 1999, it became one of the countries affected by the Ulysses 1994XF04 planetfall.[4]

Ulysses from Gracemeria

Ulysses' planetfall, as seen from Gracemeria.

Due to belated news regarding the asteroid's increased impact radius, Emmeria opted to take a more defensive strategy in protecting itself against Ulysses. Preparations for the planetfall were carried out across the nation, mobilizing numerous aircraft to transport refugees to underground shelters being built in Gracemeria. On July 3, 1999, the asteroid entered the Earth's atmosphere and shattered into thousands of fragments that impacted the northern hemisphere.[5]

The impacts saw the collapse of Emmeria's trade routes and economy, along with the loss of cities and ports in its western areas. Despite this, the country was able to recover relatively quickly.[5]

Era of peace (2000—2015)

Main article: Republic of Anea

Following the Ulysses 1994XF04 planetfall, Emmeria began the Emmerian-Estovakian Reconstruction Effort, to aid Estovakia recover from the impact. Around this time, the Emmerian Ministry of Science and Technology began showing concern regarding Chandelier's potential for war, prompting multiple nations to prohibit any further development.[6] In 2004, the Republic of Anea Initiative was founded, this movement would aim to merge all of the Anean countries into a single nation. The Preparatory Agency for the Republic of Anea would be founded to carry out the initiative.[3]

Estovakian Civil War (2007—2014)

Main article: Estovakian Civil War

Plans for the Republic of Anea were halted in 2007 when the Estovakian Civil War broke out. Emmeria, still wishing to help Estovakia recover, contacted the Lyes United Front (LUF): one of the factions vying for control of the country. They came to an agreement and Emmeria began sending aid to the LUF, believing it would help end the civil war. However, the LUF was using Emmerian aid to fuel its war machine, and soon after, Emmeria stopped its aid program. As the civil war came to a close in 2013 with an Eastern Faction victory, A military regime led by The Generals established a new government within Estovakia.

Estovakian Civil War Over

An Emmerian newspaper detailing the civil war's end

Under this new government, many Estovakians would come to resent Emmeria as they funded the LUF and were partially responsible for the civil war. By 2015, the Republic of Anea was dissolved and the Anean nations returned to being separate.[7]

This growing resentment would greatly aid The Generals in convincing the citizens of Estovakia to go to war with Emmeria.

Emmeria-Estovakia War (2015—2016)

Main article: Emmeria-Estovakia War

On August 30, 2015, Estovakia launched a surprise attack on Gracemeria utilizing its P-1112 Aigaion to overwhelm Emmerian forces, forcing them to retreat west across Anea.[7] Following the loss of their capital, the Emmerian military carried out multiple recapture operations to no avail due to combined efforts of the elite Strigon Team, P-1112 Aigaion and South Sea Fleet.[8] Estovakia would see continual victories, successfully conquering San Loma[9] and ultimately driving Emmerian forces to Khesed Island.[4]

Anea Map October 28 2015

Emmerian tactical map displaying Estovakian advances and territory

In late 2015, the Emmerian military began securing minor victories, resulting in Estovakian forces being driven off of Khesed Island.[10] Emmeria now began plans for a recapture of lost Emmerian territory. In January 2016, Emmerian forces carried out an amphibious assault on the mainland, defeating a large Estovakian force and securing a foothold on Anea.[11]

As the Emmerians continued pushing east, Estovakia once again utilized its P-1112 Aigaion to slow their advance.[12] In February 2016, the Republic of Emmeria Air Force ambushed and destroyed the Aerial Fleet, ending the Nimbus missile threat and throwing Estovakia on the backfoot.[13]

Over the next few months, Emmerian forces would see further victories, pushing ever closer to Gracemeria.[14] On March 31, 2016, Emmerian forces launched Operation Free Gracemeria and successfully reclaimed their capital city.[15] That evening, Estovakia utilized Chandelier to launch a retaliatory strike against Gracemeria.[16] The following day, multiple Emmerian squadrons would attack and destroy Chandelier, killing General Gustav Dvornik in the process.[17]

Postwar (2016—)

In May 2016, a cease-fire agreement was signed between Emmeria's Joint Chiefs of Staff and Estovakia's new government, which ended the Emmeria-Estovakia War and re-established peaceful relations between the two nations.[18]

Culture

Emmerian culture is reminiscent of those found in Europe. It features historical structures such as Gracemeria Castle which itself is very similar to those found in many European countries.[19]

Various names of locations are European sounding: Gracemeria, Sipli, Silvat, and Emmeria sound Eastern European, while Vitoze, Campagna, San Loma, Marcello, and Bartolomeo sound Italian. There are also miscellaneous names such as Ragno and Grageo. The people of Emmeria are mainly Caucasian and speak with American and occasionally British accents.[14]

If the Osean Federation is based on the United States, then the Republic of Emmeria appears to be a combination of the United Kingdom (Great Britain), France, and Canada.

Geography

Emmeria is the largest nation on the Anean continent and therefore encompasses the majority of its land. Emmeria is home to a multitude of biomes, ranging from cold snowy fields to expansive deserts. Emmeria also controls a number of islands, most notably, Khesed Island.

The majority of Emmeria is surrounded by water, the Arctic Ocean to the north and the Fuscum Sea to the south. It also shares borders with Estovakia to the east and Nordennavic to the northwest.

Politics

Government

Emmeria is a republic with its central government and political council headed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.[7] The government is also sub-divided into many departments and ministries including the Department of National Safety, in charge of intelligence and security,[20] and the Emmerian Ministry of Science and Technology, which oversees all scientific and technological activities within the nation.[6]

There is also a royal family present within the nation, however, their influence is less prominent.[3]

Military

Emmeria supports a modestly-sized military mainly for defensive purposes. The Emmerian military is comprised of the Republic of Emmeria Navy, Republic of Emmeria Army (which supports a special forces division) and Republic of Emmeria Air Force.

Economy

Emmeria's economy appears to be thriving, evident in how quickly they recovered following the Ulysses 1994XF04 planetfall and the aid they provided to Estovakia despite the recent impact.[3]

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 もっと詳しく ACE6 -- 戦闘エリア紹介. Retrieved on 07 March 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 The Emmerian Chronicle
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Cutscene #2 - Realization, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 GAZE: Last Christmas.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Briefing prior to Chandelier, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Invasion of Gracemeria, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
  8. Ace Combat 6 Assault Records #25 - Valeriy Nikitov.
  9. The Aerial Fleet. Retrieved on 6 April 2018.
  10. Bartolomeo Fortress, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.
  11. Anea Landing, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.
  12. Selumna Peak, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.
  13. Heavy Command Cruiser, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
  14. 14.0 14.1 Ragno Fortress, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.
  15. The Liberation of Gracemeria, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.
  16. Gracemeria Patrol, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.
  17. Chandelier, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.
  18. Cutscene 17, "A Brand New Day", Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.
  19. Opening cutscene, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
  20. Briefing pior to Heavy Command Cruiser, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation

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