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Flag of the Maurestani Empire.

Flag of Ordland. Both flags are flown officially in the Protectorate.

The Empire of Maurestania under Ordlandic Protection - alternativelly called the Ordlandic Protectorate, Ordlandic Maurestania or the Maurestani Remnants - is the last and current stage of the Empire of Maurestania, established on the 17th of April 299. Following the series of economic recessions of the 280s and 290s and the eruption of rebel movements which occurred across the Empire in April 299, the Emperor of Maurestania appealed to the neighbouring country of Ordland to intervene and establish a protectorate over Maurestania. Following the Ordlandic-Maurestani defeat on the Maurestani War and the redrawing of the borders in Northern Melania that resulted of the 3rd of June referendums, the Ordlandic Protectorate was reduced to the non-contiguous territories of Mauré, Nova Luxa and Joos.

Despite attempts to re-annex parts of Brolecia and Extremo in the year 300, the borders of the Ordlandic Protectorate remained unchanged until January 301, when the newly-formed People's Republic of Porto Capital ceded the city of Costa da Prata following a referendum.

Current Status[]

Even though, de jure, the Empire of Maurestania continues to exist as an independent nation, with Ordland only administering the old Empire's foreign and military affairs, the situation de facto is much different. Mauré (combined to the Costa da Prata territory) and Joos are administred as overseas provinces of Ordland, while Nova Luxa is essentially ruled as a constitutional monarchy under the House of Sergio, formely vassals to the Emperor of Maurestania. A referendum in Mauré on January 300 would have given more autonomy for the region, but the proposal was voted down.

Most of the old Maurestani nobility currently resides within the Mauré territory. The Emperor himself, meanwhile, apart from serving as cerimonial head of state of the Protectorate, continues to head the Caliphate (the worldwide leadership of Maurestani Mounism) with his court from the Ordlandic capital of Newton.

Originally made of remnants of the rump Imperial Maurestani Army, the Maurestani Expeditionary Force serves as the military of the Protectorate. It is headed by Ordlandic officers and volunteer men and women from Joos, Nova Luxa, Mauré and Costa da Prata, while ultimately answering to the government of Ordland.

Nova Luxa and Joos, since 299, have been claimed by the independent republic of San Patricio. Starting on December 313, the same territories have been claimed as well by the nearby Burovian dominion of Uudangwuu, although no actions have been taken to assert those claims. The island of Joos has also been claimed in the late-290s by Morania.

Current map of the different components of the Ordlandic Protectorate, in relation to Ordland and the rest of former Maurestania.

Flag of Mauretania   The (Former) Maurestani Empire   Flag of Maurestania
Provinces: Oran | Isly | Djurdjura | Chelif | Zab | Mzab | Grand Sud
The Emperor of Maurestania | Maurestani language
Four Rules of God | Maurestani Mounism
Successor States:
San Patricio | Brolecia | Extremo | Listonia | Porto Capital | Stervia | Nova Luxa | Joos
Ordlandic Protectorate:
Maure | Costa da Prata