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    This article is about sea power. For the Rule of the Sea, see Pirat.png Hydrarchy. For its land equivalent, see Tellur.png Tellurocracy.

    Thalassocracy is a political ideology that holds for a state that has naval control over a body of water (specifically seas and even oceans), either militarily or commercially. However, Thalassocracy is more of a policy rather than an ideology. As a policy it is easiest to implement in an authoritarian right society, but can work in any ideology with a state that maintains trade and/or a military.

    History

    The Phoenicians

    The Phoenicians served as intermediaries between the disparate civilizations that spanned the Mediterranean and Near East, facilitating the exchange of not only goods, but knowledge, culture, and religious traditions, for centuries, the Phoenician civilisation was the uncontested master of the sea. The Phoenician trading posts, which spanned the entire Mediterranean coast, eventually transformed into colonies, although these colonies had very high autonomy. While calling this mix-match of fiercely independent city-states an "empire" is historically false, the "Phoenician Empire" serves to represent the cultural impact of the Phoenicians, and the extent of their influence. For example most alphabets have been developed as children systems of the first Alphabet, the Phoenician alphabet.

    Majapahit

    The Majapahit were a thalassocracy controlling an empire in the East Indies, the underlying political system was a Hindu monarchy led by the Chakravartin, considered a living god with rightful dominion over Earth. While the Chakravartin had control over Bhumi, or the nation, the Rayja controls the Nagara, or the province, the Watek describes the regency, led by the Wiyasa, the Kuwu, or district was controlled by the Lurah, the Wanua, or village, was owned by the Thani, and finally, the Kabayutan described the hamlet or sanctuary.

    Italian Merchant Republics

    After the fall of rome italian patrician families would form republics imitating the roman republican system these flourished through trade and fought often, up untill the discovery of america they dominated most european trade.

    Venice

    The serene republic of venice is a famous italian merchant republic they were ruled by an elected doge

    Minoan Civilization

    The origin of the name thalassocracy, given to them by neighboring Greece. TBA

    How to Draw

    File:Thall flag.svg
    Flag of Thalassocracy
    1. Draw a ball.
    2. Fill in with white.
    3. Draw the third top in yellow.
    4. Draw the third bottom in blue.
    5. Draw blue waves on the third bottom.
    6. Draw in the eyes.

    You're done!

    Color Name HEX RGB
    Yellow #FFE600 255, 230, 0
    White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255
    Blue #0036A7 0, 54, 167

    Personality

    Thalassocracy will usually be seen as militant or business-oriented, and if militant make sure he threatens as many people as possible with historical naval punishments. Thinks he's brilliant and out of the box for the idea of territorializing water and emphasizes this as much as possible.

    Relations

    Friends

    • Strato.png Stratocracy - Really loving that military dictatorship! Have you thought about spicing things up with a naval emphasis?
    • Imp.png Imperialism - I think it's time to broaden your horizons, land acquisition's all well and good but you need to get yourself some water.
    • Dengf.png Dengism - Island building, an interesting way to update for the modern day, I like it.
    • Showa.png Showa Statism - Other Asian friend. Loved your ways to go, buddy.
    • BritishEmpire.png British Imperialism - Rule Britannia Intensifies
    • Guildsoc.png Guild Socialism - The guilds from merchant republics are one of my best clients.
    • Merc.png Mercantilism - We have an excellent working relationship.

    Frenemies

    • Liqdem.png Liquid Democracy - When I said I like water i didn't mean it like that.
    • Monarch.png Monarchism - I'll gladly serve you my king if you stop taxing my shipping company!
    • Crusadism.png Crusadism - Look im glad you helped me in the 4th crusade but that was screwed up!
    • Pirat.png Hydrarchy - You're my son, but you need to stop raiding mercantile ships. You can still say arr, if you like.
    • World.png Globalism - You give those shipping companies I like so much more power, just stop complicating naval borders please.

    Enemies

    • Lib.png Liberalism - You're a disgusting spineless landlover.
    • Tellur.png Tellurocracy - Another one, also your navy is shit.
    • Ottoman.png Neo-Ottomanism - The battle of Lepanto was one of the best days of my life!
    • Zoroastrian Theocracy.png Zoroastrian Theocracy - Same thing with the Battle of Salamis
    • Orangism Icon.png Orangism - You killed the Dutch naval golden age, prepare to be keelhauled!
    • Antijap.png Anti-Japaneseism - The Meiji Restoration was based! Say, if the weight of Japanese Imperialism is so tremendous, let's tie it around your ankles and see how deep you fall.
    • Awaj.png Anarchism, especially Ancom.png left anarchism, especially especially Anpacf.png Anarcho-Pacifism - We need a state, and we need either capitalism or war, some of you are worse than others in this respect, but you're all terrible.

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