This is a map of Verusa, the finalized and modernized version of the previous maps of Noravea.
It is currently 238 C.E...Over two centuries have passed since the Blue Emperor united the nearly three-dozen warring city states and kingdoms to create this united nation, and it is at the brink of war. When the Emperor died in 27 C.E., he died without issue, and in his will declared that the Empire of Verusa was to be transformed into the Republic of Verusa. His loyal servant Michael Taman became the first Chief of State, serving for six years before relinquishing his power to an elected successor. With over two centuries of this, the Republic has grown larger both physically and in corruption. As Chief of State Braen Acker plans to run for an unprecedented third six-year term in 238 C.E., the nation is in an uproar. With radio and television and airplanes and tanks, the world is a very different place from where the Blue Emperor left it off, and it seems that with the economy in a downturn, corruption overflowing from government institutions, and a more brutal police and military, the country is ripe for a revolution.
As Verusa faces its internal issues, both neighboring countries fear the results. In 120 C.E., both Valine and Aiona attempted to take advantage of the chaos after a recent assassination of a Verusan Chief of State and invaded the country. Verusa surprisingly defeated both countries in the field of battle and captured two new territories, the Westlands and Brytha. Even a century later, many ethnic Aionans and Valinese live in these areas, and as a revolution stirs in Verusa's streets and fields, both countries eye their former territories greedily. Will they push for stability and hope for a democratic means to end the strife? Or will they embrace their nationalistic urges and take these territories back by force?
And in the circles of young revolutionaries gathering in Verusa's cities, some want to return to Michael Taman and the Blue Emperor's vision of a democracy. Others however want a stronger leadership, some even calling for the return of the Imperial government which for two centuries had been non-existent. The choice is for the people of Verusa and their neighbors to make. Whether or not they choose the status quo and hope for the best, or to rebel to create a more democratic nation. Whether or not they choose war or peace. Or whether or not they choose republic of empire.
This is from my fictional universe that I have for years been developing. I have a novel planned out centered on this universe called "Dreams of Empire," which directly examines the Republic of Verusa, the fall of Braen Acker and the Republic, and the rise of new governments and wars.