The History of Paulingston

King James III...

Paulingston is a vast nation. But it was not discovered and recognized as a nation until 1402. An Australian King was sailing through the ocean looking for places to conquer. A barren land was found and trade was established. Trade partners came to know more about their mysterious trader. Wars took place and after many years, Paulingston became a democracy. 

The Discovery of Paulingston

The discovery of Paulingston happened because the ruler of Australia, King James III, was a very ambitious ruler. He wanted to conquer more nations. It was then, he understood that a continent called Asia was lying in the north of Australia. So, in 1402, he voyaged to find Asia. But, while sailing across the Southern Ocean, a massive storm hit and threw them off-course. King James III and his companions got washed on the shores of Kryph, a neighbour of Paulingston. In those days, Aucklexia was one continent, without any countries. Aucklexia was later divided into many countries. King James III saw that there were no rulers ruling Aucklexia. Thinking he was in Asia, he settled there and crowned himself king. He gave the name 'Aucklexia' meaning 'merciful shore'. He gave this name remembering how the shore saved his life from drowning in the ocean. The official language used was 'Aucklexese', a blend of Arabic, Mandarin and Vietnamese. 

The Invasion of Paulingston

King James III was strengthening his rule in Aucklexia. In 1408, King James III died. King James IV tried to return to Australia. He appointed his son, Prince James V as the king of Aucklexia, until he returned from Australia. So, King James V started ruling Aucklexia. But, when King James IV reached Australia, he realized that Australia was under attack by the Mongolian tribes of China. King James IV was captured and imprisoned. There he was forced to tell about Aucklexia. He died in 1417 in prison. 

The Battle of Joarchim

By that time, King James V understood that his father is dead and the  Mongolian tribes of China are coming to conquer Aucklexia.  So he set up his army and tried to stop the Mongolian tribes of China. Knowing that they were coming by water, they set up a huge army at Joarchim (now in Obristan, Paulingston). But the latter came and defeated King James V in 'The Battle of Joarchim'.

The Khanj Dynasty

In the Battle of Joarchim in 1424, King James V was defeated by King Fong Din Khanj. Then, King Fong Din Khanj established the 'The Khanj Dynasty'. The Khanj rulers belonged to a warrior clan. King Fong Din Khanj saw how weak and poorly-armed Aucklexians were. So, he established a military administration. He encouraged joining the army and built forts in various areas (especially coastal areas) to see if any attacks are taking place.  

Emperor Obri Shah Khanj

King Fong Din Khanj died in 1440. His sons and successors ruled Aucklexia. They ensured security in all parts of Aucklexia. Many years later, a descendant of King Fong Din Khanj, gained power in 1476. Historians regard him as the most powerful and wealthiest Khanj ruler. He was King Obri Shah Khanj. King Obri Shah Khanj is the most important Khanj ruler. He defended Aucklexia from various invasions and attacks and plundered his enemies. He looted and raided their entire wealth and became rich and powerful. He roamed around Aucklexia and studied its geography. From his understanding, he drafted an approximate map of Aucklexia. He divided his empire into states and made the city of 'Empher' meaning 'great city', the capital of Aucklexia. The state in which Empher was lying, became known as 'Obristan' named after King Obri Shah Khanj. Then, he built forts and palaces and appointed minor kings under him to look after each state. Thus, a centralized administration was established. King Obri Shah Khanj later took the title of 'Emperor'. In 1480, papyrus (a writing material like paper) was invented. It was used to write. Before the invention of papyrus, writings were carved on the bark of trees. We can learn a lot about this great rulur from his autobiography, Obri-Shahihath Tilak, (the life of Obri Shah) which was written by a courtier, Abdul Fazil. Writing autobiographies became a common practice of his successors. The greatest Khanj ruler, King Obri Shah Khanj, died in 1498. His son, King Firzah Khanj, ruled Aucklexia.

King Arthur's sword, Seleliticus.

Paulingston's Second Invasion

During the reign of Emperor Firzah Khanj, son of the legendary Emperor Obri Shah Khanj, the 'Grevesian' meaning 'Memorial of the Great' was built in honor of the Great Emperor Obri Shah Khanj. This historical monument was built in 1500 in Empher. The rule of Emperor Firzah Khanj started weakening. This was because of his lack of efficiency. Emperor Firzah Khanj was a very weak ruler. This lead to a number of revolts. The most famous revolt was 'The Siege at Phalanx'. Phalanx was a beautiful city in Obristan. A palace named 'The Phalanx Palace' was built. This palace was burnt down by the people. The autobiography of Emperor Firzah Shah was the Firzahihath Tilak (the life of Firzah). The Spanish from Spain used this opportunity to invade and seize Aucklexia. They couldn't do this when Emperor Obri Shah Khanj ruled. The British came and defeated the unprepared king. The king fought till his last breath in 'The Battle of Vornode' in 1503. Vornode (the capital of present-day Star Islands) is a coastal city of an island. In this battle, King Henry IV of Castille emerged victorious over Emperor Firzah Khanj. King Henry IV won because he used guns and cannons with gunpowder, which had never been used in Aucklexia. 

The Rule of The Castilles

After the Battle of Vornode, King Henry IV created 'The Castille Dynasty'' named after his kingdom. The Aucklexian Empire was so large, he decided to settle there. The Castille rulers developed battle strategies and encouraged the use of gunpowder. King Henry IV of Castille realized that Aucklexia was poorly-developed. So, he decided to increase the welfare of the people. He established law and order. He introduced the idea of currency to his people. Untli his reign, the people used the barter system. He minted copper, silver and gold coins. Copper coins were termed as 'Dam', silver coins were termed as 'Silhar' and gold coins were termed as 'Mohur'. King Henry IV kept in touch with his friends in Spain through letters. He was a patron of learning, arts and scientific research. He founded observatories called 'Mirsoudillio Cientimellio' meaning 'Scientific Observatory'. King Henry IV died in 1526 and was succeeded by his son, King Henry V. 

The Castille Successors

A string of successors followed after the death of King Henry V, namely: King Henry VI, King Edward I, King Harry II, King Theodore I, King Harry III, King Edward II, King Harry IV, King Henry VII, King Henry VIII, King Theodore II, King Richard, King Arthur. 

The Battle of Shiston

King Arthur was a brave and undaunted ruler. No obstacle stoped him from achieving his goal. But, he learnt through letters from his friends in Spain that they were invaded and captured by the Portuguese from Portugal. The Portuguese successfully invaded all Spanish and French colonies. The Portuguese were ready to invade Australia but they sailed off-course and wandered in the Southern Ocean for sixty days looking for Australia. Finally, they found Aucklexia and decided to conquer it. So, the Portuguese fought against the forces of King Arthur in 'The Battle of Shiston' in 1611. Shiston (capital of present-day Shistan, Paulingston)was a peaceful town. In this battle, King Arthur won. But, in 'The Second Battle of Shiston' or 'The Battle of Shiston II' in 1612, the Portuguese forces defeated King Arthur. Thus, King Manuel II of Braganza ruled Paulingston. Now, Shiston is considered as a historical, heritage site declared by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) because it is regarded as a historical site as many historical wars and battles have taken place. 'Shiston' meaning 'Battlefield' got its name from the constant and frequent wars that took place. Archaeologists have uncovered the ancient sword of the brave King Arthur called 'Seleliticus' meaning 'beheader of thousands'.

The Braganza Dynasty

King Manuel II of Braganza laid the foundation of the 'Braganza Dynasty'. The Braganza rulers brought up and increased the architecture of Aucklexia. Various parts of Paulingston are filled with architectural wonders like the famous Jwayn Tower in Quarlia, Zimph and the Amber Fort in Foloshia, Lordom. The Jade Palace in Shiome, Kolechia is another example. But, architecture reached its peak at the time of Queen Catherine of Braganza. 

The British Invasion

It was during the time of King Alexander of Braganza, son of Queen Catherine of Braganza, that the British started gaining power and ruling the world. This 'World Dominion' idea of the British came into effect during the rule of King Edmund III. He sent his envoys to all parts of the world. Sir Thomas Roe, an envoy of King Edmund III, came to explore the Southern Ocean and reached Aucklexia. He realized that the minor kings ruling each state became powerful and wanted independance. Sir Thomas Roe vistited the court of King Alexander of Braganza and decided to overthrow him. So, he waged war and that battle came to be known as 'The Third Battle of Shiston' or 'The Battle of Shiston III' in 1684. In this fierce battle, Sir Thomas Roe won and ruled Aucklexia. The era of oppresive British rulers came to be known as the 'Dark Age' or 'Shi-Tongzeh Theh Thio' meaning 'The Age of World Dominion'. 

The British Army...

The Dark Age

The Dark Age started in 1684 lasted till 1712. The Dark Age refers to the time where British rulers fought for certain powerful territories. In 1712, they ruled the entire Aucklexian Continent (including the islands). King Thomas Roe died in 1687 and was succeeded by King Richard II followed by King Richard III. 

The Victorian Dynasty

After the Dark Age ended with the death of King Richard III in 1712, his daughter, Queen Victoria ruled Aucklexia. She increased trade, built monuments and ensured the welfare of the people. By now, Aucklexia was fully-developed. Queen Victoria started the 'Victorian Dynasty'. Certain British Colonies in the Aucklexian Empire were termed 'Brittania'. These Brittanian Empires had British Rulers to look after it. They were responsible for adding improvements and developing it. Queen Victoria died in 1733.

The Victorian Successors

The Victorian Dynasty was the longest ruling dynasty in Aucklexia. the Victorian Dynasty ended in 1991. The successors are as follows: King Paul I, Queen Elizabeth I, King George I, King George II, Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Elizabeth III, King Louis I, Queen Anne, King Louis II, King Louis III, King Louis IV, Queen Victoria II, King Louis V, King Louis VI, King Louis VII, Queen Anne II, Queen Anne III, King Louis IX, King Louis X, Queen Elizabeth IV, King Louis XI, King Louis XII, King Louis XIII. 

The Decline of the Victorians

The Victorians had two main reasons for decline: the independance of various kingdoms and the invasions of King Solomon. Many kingdoms declared independance. The Brittanian Colonies revolted against the British Rulers and became independant in 1759. The Empire of Obristan declared independance in 1760. The Empire of Kryph (consisting of present-day Kryph [neighbouring country], Sholise [neighbouring country] and Jockshia) declared independance in 1765. The Empire of Gardome (consisting of present-day Fligong [neighbouring country] and Nerze [neighbouring country]) declared independance in 1769. The Empire of Lamentas (consisting of present-day Hardonk [neighbouring country] and Zormode [neighbouring country]) declared independance in 1772. Thus, the Victorian Empire shrunk to the size of Paulingston. 

Paulingston's Final Invasion

Paulingston suffered a total of five invasions. The fifth and final invasion of Paulingston was done by King Solomon I from Central Asia. He was an Afghan ruler. He was a decendant of Timur, the invader from the father's side and a decendant of Genghis Khan from his mother's side. He invaded Paulingston in the 'Battle of Shiolme' in 1945. In this battle, King Solomon I fought with King Louis XIII. In this battle, King Solomon I won and created 'The Solomon Dynasty'. This was the shortest dynasty that ruled Paulingston. 

The Solomon Dynasty

This dynasty had just three rulers: King Solomon I, King Solomon II and King Solomon III. King Solomon I cared for the welfare of the people in Aucklexia. King Solomon I died in 1950. King Solomon II was a patron of culture and tradition. He encouraged a traditional dance known as 'Motsoud-a-nayh-farrvouh' maning 'a dance for joy'. King Solomon II also rebuilt the city of Empher, which lied in ruins since 1760. He built 'Palacio-Emferriah' meaning 'The Palace of Empher'. King Solomon II died in 1982. King Solomon III took over the Empire of Paulingston. Unlike his kind forefathers, King Solomon III ruled as a dictator. He treated his subjects cruelly. King Solomon was nicknamed 'Karrel-de-Guowang' meaning 'The Cruel King'. King Solomon built the 'Courte Chaslehria' meaning 'Chancery Court'. In this court, the guily is punished very harshly and the chances of you getting out alive is less than 1%. The cruelest king in the history of Paulingston is King Solomon III. The lives of the Solomon rulers was written by the minister, Karl Shinghas, in an autobiography called 'Tuzuk-Sullavanihath Tilak' (life of the Solomon rulers). 

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The Siege at the Quarlian Palace

King Solomon III's favourite palace was the Quarlian Palace in Quarlia, Zimph.              Since the people hated him, they decided to revolt. A brave soldier named Pete Anderson, too, hated the king. So, he planned the Siege at the Quarlian Palace. The whole palace was burnt down. The ruins of the Quarlian Palace is still found in Quarlia. After this incident, King Solomon III realized that the people are going to revolt against him. So, he waged war on his own empire.

The Battle of Cynde

Cynde was a peaceful village in Somoria, Paulingston. But, in 1994, a fierce and terrible battle took place. It is reffered to as 'The Battle of Cynde'. In this battle, King Solomon III had almost 10,000 soldiers. But, Pete Anderson had just 1,000 brave men. King Solomon III had 10 times the army of Pete Anderson. A brave battle was fought. Though Pete Anderson's army was smaller, it was more organized. King Solomon III rushed into battle, whereas Pete Anderson's army stood at the top of a tower throwing bombs and explosives. The tower is called 'Mindhareh-Alishimaha' meaning 'Minaret of Protection'. In the end of the 10-hour long battle, the sight was frightening. There were dead bodies everywhere. in this battle, a total of 10,890 people died. Pete Anderson won this battle. He captured King Solomon III and beheaded him. This ended the Solomon Dynasty.

The Reign of King Paul I

King Solomon III died in 1995. After the death of King Solomon III, no king ruled Aucklexia. So, Pete Anderson crowned himself, king, and became King Paul I. King Paul I ensured the security and welfare of his people. He also captured the Empire of Obristan, the Empire of Kolechia (old name was  Brittania) and a part of the Kryphian Empire. This is now known as 'Paulingston'. King Paul I's son, Prince Luke, took care of the empire, while King Paul I went to capture the neighbouring empires. After the death of King Paul I, Prince Luke crowned himself as King Paul II.  

The Reign of King Paul II

King Paul II gained power in 1999. He loved arts, culture and traditions and encouraged his subjects to learn arts and crafts. He ensured that his citizens were happy. If the person have a problem or a complaint, he/she must submit his complaint to the appointed minister, which will be read out in the court of King Paul II and will be looked into, immediately. King Paul II made friends with the neighbouring kings. So, whenever any kingdom faced a severe war, King Paul II went to help out.

The Commitment To Peace

King Paul II died in 2004. His son, King Paul III succeeded him. During the reign of King Paul III, Paulingston got its first constitution in 2006. It was given the name 'The Commitment To Peace'. This Constitution declares that Paulingston shall no longer be ruled as a monarchy or a dictatorship, but as a democracy. The last page of The Commitment To Peace is known as 'The Bramble'. It consists of the reason why King Paul III signed it and bears the signature of King Paul III. 

Final Words...

This is the vast history of the fictional country, Paulingston and shows the timeline from the discovery of Paulingston by King James III till the completion of The Commitment To Peace by King Paul III. This is how Paulingston faced all three kinds of governments-Monarchy, Dictatorship and Democracy. Now, you can explore this vast history as most of the arctifacts discovered are safe in the National Historical Museum of Paulingston in the historical city of Empher, Obristan.

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