An amalgamation of the Free Rasalhague Republic and Clan Ghost Bear, the Rasalhague Dominion is a blend of the political, military and cultural styles of Inner Sphere and Clan societies. Founded in 3060 as the Ghost Bear Dominion the new state was isolationist by inclination, only waging war against the Draconis Combine and Word of Blake due to external factors. Following the final victory over the Blakists, the Bears spent the next two decades attending to the integration of their Clan and Spheroid populations, and in 3103 the state was renamed the Rasalhague Dominion to reflect this.
|Time period:||3060 - present|
|Capital world:|| Executive capitals: Asgard and Rasalhague |
Clan and Governmental Council capitals: Silverdale and Alshain
|Ruler title:||Prince, Khan|
|Military:||Clan Ghost Bear Touman|
|Secret Service:||Clan Ghost Bear Watch, Mimir|
The Dominion maintained its isolationist stance throughout the turbulent years of the mid-32nd century, though external circumstances—notably the Republic of the Sphere's implosion and Clan Wolf's migration deeper into the Inner Sphere—led to the Dominion significantly expanding its borders.
- Founding Year: 3060
- Capital: Asgard on Rasalhague
- National Symbol: A white, roaring bear's head, set against a dark blue triangle
- Location (Terra relative): Coreward, between the Wolf Clan Occupation Zone and the Draconis Combine
- Total (Inhabited) Systems: 71
- Estimated Population (as of 3130): 280 billion
- Government: Republic (with Clan warrior-caste stylings)
- Ruler: Prince Hjalmer Miraborg (Khan Dalia Bekker)
- Dominant Language(s): English and Swedish (official), Swedenese, Japanese, German
- Dominant Religion(s): Christian (Lutheran, semi-official), Shinto, Atheism, Neo-Norse
- Unit of Currency: Bear-Krona (1 bear-krona = 2.83 C-Bills)
Ghost Bear DominionEdit
The immigration of Clan Ghost Bear to the Inner Sphere resulted in the founding of the Ghost Bear Dominion in 3060, in a region of space formerly possessed by the Free Rasalhague Republic and the Draconis Combine. During the Word of Blake Jihad, relations between the Ghost Bear Dominion and the remaining Free Rasalhague Republic worlds became increasingly cordial, and in 3103, the two realms officially united as the Rasalhague Dominion.
The key negotiations between the Ghost Bear Dominion and the Free Rasalhague Republic began on 21 August 3070, when Ragnar Magnusson spoke to the Free Republic's government on Orestes, beginning negotiations on an accord it was hoped would cover "all Rasalhagian peoples."
In March 3076 the Ghost Bear Dominion suffered four raids on worlds close to or bordering the Periphery from Clan Ice Hellion left straggling after the failed Ice Hellion invasion of the Clan Jade Falcon Occupation Zone earlier in the Jihad. The Hellion units successfully raided Holmsbu, Constance, and Pinnacle before being pinned down on Damian by KungsArmé forces.
The Dominion suffered from a degree of internal turmoil in October 3076 when resentment over the Clan protocols and Trials process implemented as a part of integrating the Rasalhague and Ghost Bear militaries into a Dominion defense force resulted in two clusters, the 2nd Freemen and 1st Kavalleri Clusters refusing to join in the Trials of Position and instead mutinying. The Ghost Bears responded by stalling their combat actions against the Word of Blake Protectorate to allow them to return all of the deployed units that were ethnically Rasalhaguian commands back to Dominion space to deal with the mutiny. The various units departed for Dominion space on 5 November, and by the end of December the revolt had failed, with the various Free Rasalhague resistance groups in Dominion space going dormant.
The Dominion world of Alshain was rocked by a terrorist bombing on 31 December 3078, for which the Motstånd terrorist group claimed responsibility. The explosion killed several hundred Rasalhagian and Ghost Bear civilians, several members of the Unity Council, and the former First Prince, Christian Månsdottir.
At the end of the Jihad, the Ghost Bear Dominion represented the strongest of the Clan militaries within the Inner Sphere, although this was due in large part to the Ghost Bears having absorbed the Rasalhagian KungsArmé—the actual Ghost Bear element of the touman were considerably depleted—and the Ghost Bears were able to demonstrate the strength of the Dominion by loaning four Galaxies of troops to the newly-formed Republic of the Sphere as garrison troops.
While the Ghost Bear forces had seen a lot of heavy fighting during the Jihad itself, in 3080 and 3081 the Watch actually saw more combat than the regular forces did. This was driven by a combination of activities within the Dominion and outside; while the Watch were actively engaged putting down Blakist cells and Motstånd activities within the Dominion. Mimir was engaged across the area which had formerly been the Free Rasalhague Republic, particularly the region now occupied by Clan Hell's Horses. While the Watch denied that Mimir were engaged in any such activities, nationalist sentiment within the ethnic Rasalhagian population called increasingly strongly for an aggressive foreign policy, which resulted in probing raids from the Dominion into the Irece Prefecture in response to Draconis Combine raids.
The Dominion is located between the Wolf Clan Occupation Zone and the Draconis Combine, comprising of 71 inhabited systems, with an estimated population of 280 billion people. The executive capitals of the Dominion are located on Asgard and Rasalhague, while the Clan and Governmental Council capitals are located on Silverdale and Alshain.
The national symbol of the Rasalhague Dominion is a white roaring bear head, set against a dark blue triangle. The government is a republic, with Clan warrior-caste styling. The legislative body of the government, Dominion Council, is composed of equal portions of freeborn, trueborn, and civilian caste representatives to maintain a balance of power. With civilian oversight cemented via ability to invoke Trials of Refusal against controversial policies (via direct combat or proxy champions) as well as the ability to dismiss the executives if they are deemed incompetent, it works with the executives, the Prince (who directs civilian affairs but comes from a military background), and the Khan of Clan Ghost Bear (who remains in charge of the Dominion's touman while answering to the Prince and Council). As of 3150, Prince Hjalmer Miraborg and Khan Dalia Bekker are the current executives of the Rasalhague Dominion.
A detailed list of some Dominion manufacturing and company centers.
Heavy Aerospace IndustryEdit
Major Defense IndustriesEdit
The official languages of the Rasalhague Dominion are English and Swedish, with Scandinavian, Japanese, and German influences. Lutheran Christian, Shinto, and Neo-Norse are the major religions practiced in the Dominion, though atheism is also influential. The Dominion currently uses the Bear-krona as its unit of currency (1 Bear-krona is 2.83 C-bills).
Some time after the Jihad, Clan Ghost Bear's Khans and touman had integrated itself into Dominion deeply after relinquishing control of its civilian castes (with the exception of the Technician and Scientist Castes, which were embedded into the Warrior Caste as Warrior-Technician and Warrior-Scientist subcastes in the Clan Touman) and handing civilian affairs over to the First Prince and the Dominion Council. By 3145, although groups such as Motstånd and the Freeminders maintained some resistance to the Clan overlords, the Dominion had otherwise successfully integrated the two societies.
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- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 48 - "The Jihad In Review"
- Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 21 - "Timeline of the Jihad"
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- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 60 - "The Jihad in Review"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 112 - "Ghost Bear Dominion"
- Strategic Operations, p. 15
- Tactical Operations, p. 15
- Era Report: 3145, p. 72