But the fact that Amestris could comfortably exist as a great power (probably on the par of modern Germany or France) within Attack on Titan is a damning comparison. Page Transparency See More. Petrovakia: a fictional union republic in the game Heavy Weapon, usually referring to Czechoslovakia. The population density is about 69 people per square kilometer. There's also the issue of what countries does Amestris border? Amestris The "death" Horseman of the Apocalypse rides on a white horse, after all. She also named the other central country of the series Xerxes, after the Emperor himself. [1] She was known to have been poorly regarded by ancient Greek historians. They are supported by artillery, tanks, along with their most important and prominent weapon: the State Alchemists. Just some weird meme? Amestris has attempted to improve relations with Creta in recent years, but Creta has bee too busy dealing with its own civil unrest to worry about burying the hatchet with its old rivals. Related Pages. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Anyway, Amestris walked up to Germany and cleared his throat, which grabbed the attention of the three nations. Often, white is a color representing purity, but it can also represent death, such as human bones. Amestris is the primary country featured in the Fullmetal Alchemist franchise, and serves as the main setting of The Interference II: Curse of the Crimson Elixir. Page created - August 9, 2012. However, most of the country varies between a temperate and a subtropical climate. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the FullmetalAlchemist community, Continue browsing in r/FullmetalAlchemist. - Amestris itself seems to resemble Germany. Government Organization. The army from the Eastern Headquarters as well as the army from the fortress of Briggs is considered the best divisions of the army. It is a completely landlocked state, formed of many other conquered nations. Today's World Census Report The Best Weather in Amestris. The dragon is also present in the symbol of the State Alchemists, which bears it inside a hexagram (replaced with an Auseklis-like cross in both anime series) and a wreath of laurel leaves. The official flag of Amestris is a rectangle, with an argent dragon rampant in a field of vert. Just out of the twentieth century's first decade, Amestris appears to have recently undergone an industrial revolution of sorts, with steam engines and automobiles beginning to overtake horse-drawn carriages as the most prominent mode of transportation (though the horse-and-buggy is by no means uncommon). By October 1835, Amestris invaded the neighboring country of Aerugo, starting the war that has endured until the time of the series. And Creta is at the south of Amestris as Italy is at the south of Germany. The geography of Amestris is quite diverse, varying from desert areas in the East to an icy mountain range in the North and plains to the West and South. Amestris is on the far left, to its east is the land empire at 300 km, and to the east of this is the empire of Marley at 400 km, lastly, east of Marley is Nazi Germany at 1200 km. The province of Ishval is ethnically and culturally different of the rest of the country: the people there being religious; most of them renounce alchemy, which brought many conflicts with the Central Government in the past and has culminated in the Ishvalan Civil War. Funny? How unique is the name Amestris? Anyway, Amestris walked up to Germany and cleared his throat, which grabbed the attention of the three nations. Prussia) in The Inca of Perusalem by George Bernard Shaw. Xing is a monarchy, whose monarch holds the title of Emperor. Sky Cable. According to the ancient Greek historian Herodotus , Otanes was honoured with royal marriages. The last episodes of the 2003 anime and the movie indicate the close parallels between Amestris and the Weimar Republic in Germany. Amestris was the daughter of Otanes, one of the seven nobleman who killed the magus impersonator of the Persian king Bardiya in 522 BC. They visit a coal mining town. The most obvious reference is Basque Grand with the Kaiser Wilhelm II mustache and Bismarck's "iron and blood" motto. The Central Command, located at Central City, allocates the regional governments at its own accord, with no known elections to speak of. Amestris (Greek: Άμηστρις, Amēstris, perhaps the same as Άμαστρις, Amāstris, from Old Persian Amāstrī-, "strong woman"; died c. 424 BC) was a Persian queen, the wife of Xerxes I of Persia, mother of Achaemenid King of Kings Artaxerxes I of Persia. Amestris is based off of Austria-Hungary during late 19th century and the early 20th century. View Entire Discussion (14 Comments) More … However, if we’re including ‘03, the answer is different as the Ishbalan genocide was paralleled to the holocaust. (Available flairs: Question, Moment/Impression, Discussion/Opinion, Theory/Analysis), For visual and performative art, as well as other creative works and projects, choose a yellow flair. The Military of Amestris, else known as the State Military, is the military unit of the Amestrian empire, and also a significant force in the Fullmetal Alchemist universe. In recent years, there have been numerous incidents of mass death incited by the Amestrian State Military, forming a pattern identical to a circle found under the Fifth Laboratory used to create Philosopher's Stones. If you have any further questions, please contact us. Manga Amestris seems to be more of a vaguely European fantasy country. How unique is the name Amestris? The highly diverse climate can vary from a typical Mediterranean climate near the southern border to near-glacial in the region of Briggs. Some of the equipment the Amestrians use are based on real-life German examples, such as the Amestris Tank being based on a mix of the Panzer III and Panzer IV respectively. Amestris is a militaristic nation so I doubt if it gets fuel from its neighbours, the Earth Empire had fairly regular relations with the other states before her speech, so I think I could buy fuel from them. This connection is made more overt in the Fullmetal Alchemist movie, Conquerer of Shambala, where the plot reveals that Amestris is an alternate reality Germany. Now he must return one last time to stop the Germans from taking over Amestris in order to save everything and everyone he'd once left behind. Area According to Herodotus, Otanes was honoured with royal marriages.Darius I married Otanes' daughter Phaedymia while Otanes married a sister of Darius, who gave birth to Amestris. I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. The conflicts escalated thereon, with bloody struggles in the East, South, West and North Areas in the following years. "The country of Amestris in the Fullmetal Alchemist manga and anime series is a nominal parliamentary republic, where parliament has been used as a facade to distract from the authoritarian regime, as the government is almost completely centralized by the military, and the majority of government positions are occupied by military personnel." #6 (Available flairs: Products/Merchandise, Reference/Mildly FMA, Light-hearted/Comedy, Emotional/Tragedy, Uplifting/Amazing, Misc Meme). The only armed force of Amestris is the army since the nonexistence of aerial vehicles and the landlocked nature of the country preclude the need for marine or navy. In keeping with Amestris' similarities with Germany, the German Empire (1871-1918) had a population of 56 million in 1900, close to the time period of Fullmetal Alchemist itself. Arakawa has stated she didn't use any specific countries or cultures to create Amestris, but rather a combination of several European countries from several different periods between the 17th and 19th centuries and, more specifically, the changes that occurred in Western Europe during the Industrial Revolution (with a greater inspiration in England). However, it isn't known if this was intentional or unintentional. She is a talented Alchemist who is usually feisty and outgoing however she can also be portrayed as shy and occasionally have a grouchy and often bad attitude Amestris has many similarities to Nazi Germany. Amestris is based off of Austria-Hungary during late 19th century and the early 20th century. By around the year 1894, the prominent general King Bradley (considered a war hero) was appointed as Commander-in-Chief, or Führer, of the country. #2. Another point that can be made is that Amestris' history in some ways mirrors that of Brandenburg, the state from which the Kingdom of Prussia was founded, and later the German Empire. As each war was fought and the neighboring countries conquered, Amestris took their enemies' land and integrated it and their peoples into its own. The Military of Amestris, else known as the State Military, is the military unit of the Amestrian empire, and also a significant force in the Fullmetal Alchemist universe. But there is the problem that Europe is pretty tiny. The Head of State is the Commander-in-Chief of the Military who holds the title of "Führer" (大総統, Daisōtō in Japanese, a form of "Generalissimo") and who concentrates the ranks of Head of State and Head of Government. Ishbal is just on of the many regions within Amestris, and Central City is the hub city for the whole country. The Head of State is the Commander-in-Chief of the Military who holds the title of "Führer" (大総統, Daisōtō in Japanese, a form of "Generalissimo") and who concentrates the ranks of Head of State and Head of Government. the brothers’ last name Elric seems derived from German to me. There are many unknown countries East of Xing. The following nations were determined to have the best all-round weather. After this, Darius I the Great of Persia started his reign. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. 1550 IIRC Arakawa (the author) said she drew a lot of inspiration from industrial era England, and BH/manga Amestris is a lot more culturally diverse (and progressive as far as women in the military) than 20th century Germany. iamnotamember1 Feb 3, 2018 She was Queen of Persia, the early wife of Emperor Xerxes (prior to Esther) and mother of King Artaxerxes. As an expansionist country, Amestris comprises many different nations and many different ethnic groups. Incidentally, most cars are of a style reminiscent of the Ford Model A. Population It is the homeworld of Edward and Alphonse Elric. Genealogy for Amestris . Germany asked and Amestris nodded, "yeah, apparently he's been starting wars on purpose for some sort of ritual for a God that created him to be a puppet," he said and Germany raised an eyebrow while Japan cocked his head to the side. If Amestris was in Europe, I would have to erase multiple countries to fit it in. Life. Amestris is a unitary state under the rule of a parliamentary republic, though it is unknown whether it's bi-cameral or unicameral. Perusalem is a satire of Germany (Preussen, i.e. アメストリス Amestris is the primary country featured in the Fullmetal Alchemist franchise, and serves as the main setting of The Interference II: Curse of the Crimson Elixir. Government Organization. In the manga, there are no direct real world parallels to any particular time and space in History, nor had the author declared any intent of implying a specific situation of the real world, but a generic assemble of different periods and countries. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page. In... some rather interesting ways. Ishbal is just on of the many regions within Amestris, and Central City is the hub city for the whole country. Amestris is a relatively extensive country with a large countryside population and low, but growing, urban concentration. Aerugo: Amestris' southern neighbor is at open war against Amestris roughly since 1835 (with periods of cease fire). I don’t know much about historical military uniforms or philosophy, though. Over three hundred years before the events of the manga, a man known as the 'Eastern Philosopher' (actually Father) taught the basics of alchemy to the then-tiny country, which then began using the techniques to conquer its neighbors. See actions taken by the people who manage and post content. Amestris was the name of the wife of Persian Emperor Xerxes. According to the Greek researcher Herodotus (fifth century), Otanes was honored with a diplomatic marriage. The biggest city is the capital, Central City, that also has the largest buildings and busiest urban life. Amestris later invaded other neighboring cities such as Cameron in 1661 and Wellesley in 1811. It become an every day tool, and … What is known is that, since the formation of Amestris, the parliament has been used as a mere facade to distract from a more authoritarian regime, as the government appears to be almost completely centralized by the military. AFAIK it's the last name of some famous IRL British alchemist. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Often, white is a color representing purity, but it can also represent death, such as human bones. While this method works to ensure fealty to the Emperor by binding each clan to him by blood through their ruling families, it creates a great deal of contention between the clans as all the heirs compete to inherit the throne. The more detailed and thought-out your post, the further down the list you should go. Ed and Al travel on a steam train. The military administration has its General Headquarters based in Central City and four others which garrison the units across the country in the capital of their respective regions. Though, they serve the ruler of Amestris, called Fuehrer, they sometimes help the Elric Brothers on their investigation to uncover the history of the know world. It is much more like a trading nation rather than a violent, war mongrel like Amestris. The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Amestris is Tuesday, July 5th, 1955. In this land Alchemy has become huge part of life. Amane Beilschmidt (エメイン ビールシミト)represents the country of Amestris. Amestris Shahbanu. The manga's later chapters reveal that Amestris had its growth and strengthening orchestrated for a precise purpose - the creation of a giant Nationwide Transmutation Circle, much like the one Father used in Xerxes. It is a completely landlocked state, formed of many other conquered nations. However, these similarities were not intended by the author in terms of making Amestris an "allegory" of Nazi Germany of any sorts. The population seems to concentrate in the east, south and central areas, being the north quite isolated and the west with very sparse cities. The United Federation of Amestris is ranked 220,466 th in the world and 41 st in The Wolf Clan for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 34.93 Whatever. Page created - August 9, 2012. Amestris is a United State country and a Parliamentary Republic type of Goverment, ruled by a specific type of leader, called "Fuehrer". Its most well-known conflict is the Ishval Civil War which ultimately decimated the Ishval race. Amestris is a unitary State, with a Parliamentary Republic type of Government, although one that is heavily dominated by it's military, giving the country the appearance of a dictatorship. The regional offices of the government are directly subordinated to the Central Command and have little freedom of action. 3. When was the first name Amestris first recorded in the United States? From 1880 to 2018 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Amestris. Amestris is where everything takes place in the Fullmetal Alchemist series. A lot of fics make Amestris an European country where they speak Germany and all is good. He pressed his finger on Germany's chest. Some of these inspirations on real countries are noticeable, such as the architecture of major cities to the English Victorian style, as well as most of the clothes having resemblance to the fashion of early 20th century Western Europe, the Military attires having a close similarity to those used by the French Military Forces at WWI, among others. Demonym Amestris was the daughter of Otanes, one of the seven nobleman who killed the magus impersonator of the Persian king Bardiya in 522 BC. 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