The Tirnland as it is currently established. (Red)
Surrounding countries in Central Europe. (Green)
-: Introduction :-
- In 1868, German settlers moved into the previously untouched lands in the Tirn Fluss Valley, which is situated along modern day Germany, Poland, and the Czech Rep. borders. When the Unification of German states in 1871 occured, Tirnland was an unclaimed province, at the time left out of the German Empire. Emperor Wilhem of Prussia proclaimed the Tirnland the first Imperial Colony of the German Empire. He appointed Prince Conrad IV of Saxony to govern the colony.
B. Conflicts arise
- After the appointing of Prince Conrade IV to "The Emperor's Representative in Tirnland" by Emperor Wilhem of the German Empire, the council of the Nachtsburg (Castle of Night), headed by King Ludwig von Hekli, convened to discuss the possible tentions between the German Empire, and the self-governing Tirnlanders. The Nachtsburg Council drafted a "Proclamation of Non-Dependancy", written with a peacefull gesture, and sent it to Emperor Wilhem by way of Prince Conrad.
- Emperor Wilhem sends 500 Imperial troops to the Tirnland to bolster Conrad IV's 2,400 soldiers. The Nachtsburg castle, which was the only castle in the Tirnland, and seat of the Council, started distributing arms to those who could fight. Minor skirmishes ensued, leaving 47 of Conrad's soldiers dead, and 230 Tirnlanders dead. This was noted as the First Colonial War.
- The German Empire reconstituted Tirnland, removing Prince Conrad IV from the Governor's chair on account of his slaying of civilians, and hung King Ludwig von Hekli. The Nachtsburg Council publically declared themselves dissolved, but they will continue to convene in secret through WWI.
2. Road to Independance
- As WWI rolled around, Tirnland was but a minor problem in the past of the German Empire, in the eyes of the Imperial court. The battlegrounds in Central Europe eventually intersected the Tirnland, the Germans holding Italian and French troops on the southern shores of the Tirn River, and getting reinforcements from the Austro-Hungarians in the East. Trenchsystems where delved into the once-forested land, and whole settlements where converted to army camps and waypoints for German defenders.
- After Germany's defeat, Tirnland was abandoned by most new settlers, and the army, according to the Treaty's conditions. Only about 300 people survived and lived in Tirnland before WWII.
- During WWII, Tirnland became the spearhead of the German offense into Poland and Czecholovakia during the Blitz. German fortifications in the TL were re-buildt and rearmed, and troops moved through the settlements into Poland and the Sudetenland. Once the Russians joined the Allies, Hekli, the largest settlement in Tirnland at the time, became a fall back point for the Nazi defenders. Heavy bombing and tank campaigns left all but the Imperial-era structures (the Nachtsburg, Tirnreich Palace) as rubble.
E. Germany Divided
- The Tirnland as an unofficial region was caught behind the Iron Curtain of the Cold War, though not much attention was drawn to it from the GDR, the People's Republic of Poland, or the KS? Party in Czechoslovakia. But each slice of the Tirnland was infused into the closest provinces in their respective countries.
D. Fall of USSR
- In 1989, at the fall of the Berlin Wall, Alexander Schuler organized the United Tirnland Independance Movement, or UTIM. UTIM represented the Tirnland as a unabhängige-reich, or Free Realm, in the Polish, German, and Czech governments, by way of the UN.
- During the Reunificaition of East and West Germany in 1991, the Tirnland of Germany was declared a autonomous province of Germany, greatly pleasing the residents of the German Third, and signifying a great step towards full autonomy as an authorative country. In Poland, the Province of Savjik, which had the Polish Third of the Tirnland in it, was given Administrative powers to better govern the Germanic peoples.Tirnlander UTIM leaders requested independance from Savjik, to which they responded with the Okr?g Federalny Act, or Federal District Act, which proclaimed Gruntów-Tirn a Federal autonomous district.
- However, in the Czech Republic, the former Communist leaders in the KS? Party refused the UTIM of any sort of Independance. After a petition in the United Nations, and various in-fighting struggles in the Republic, the people of the Czech Third were granted full independance from the Bohemian Governor, so long as the Tirnlanders kept out of the various power plays and factions dividing the Czech Republic.
E. 21st Century
- As the two Autonomous Thirds petitioned multiple times to their respective governments for independance, the Southern Third, formerly the Czech-governed section, was enjoying freedom, and allowed the leaders of the Polish and German Thirds to meet with the Southern Leaders to make plans and set up the form of government they were drawn to: a Parlimentary Empire.
- On 12 August 2009, the Polish Third gained full independance from Poland after the Declaration of Self-Dependance was written to the Polish Government, as well as the Savjik government. After a few peacefull demonstrations in Warsaw and one violent encounter on the Savjik Government Square, in Rzeka-Miasto, (the Savjik Capital) the declaration was ratified by Warsaw and Savjik.
- All that remained was the German Third. With the Eastern and Southern Thirds totally independant, the German Third was thought of as dead weight that was using Tirnlander money (TG) because it wasn't producing enough of its own. (in Euros) The Tirnlander Council met in the Deutsches-Tirnreich of Nachtsburg, at the Imperial Palace, and drafted the Articles of the Imperial Tirnland. This declared the Tirnland of Germany a fully independant state, and bound to the Imperial Documents, and the Council of the Imperial Tirnreich.
- Skirmishes erupted between German Heer soldiers and Tirnreich troops along the forested border of the Tirnland. over 5,000 Germans were killed, and almost 4,500 Tirnlanders were killed, Germanic, or Slavic.
- The ratification of the AIT by the German Federal Government on 1 October 2009 will grant the Germanic Third of the Tirnland full independance, and allow the three sectors to be united under the flag of the Tirnreich.