niitika Nasino

history of Nassland

united and at power; early kings
11th - 12th cc

    The situation got tougher. Voljamirich rulers had threatened the borders of south with rigorosity and Germanic raids on vikings western coasts, so in 1003 E.C., Golvëna Rada (Supreme Council; right of the Highest Priest to propose important things to principals), was called to Sedigord by the Highest Priest Biilvoo to decided about a choise of one man as a leader of all Nashs against its enemies in nort and south. As none of the respective principals was acceptable for Supreme Council, it decided to nominate vooar Noviniss Booan Mirslav Sviitslaviss as the first redär (king) of all Nashsland. Former radas and vöövesärs created new Redärskä Rada, future base of High Estates. The king settled to Sedigord, as the High Priest insists to make the connection of king to God stronger. So the Nashsland Kingdom (Naŝıskı Redärstvö) was found. In the first two hundred years, 17 kings were introduced by Redärskä Rada onto throne of Nashsland.

    King was a sacred owner and protector of all land, in contrast to free princes before, he granted the land to the princes - vassals. Taxes, formerly voluntarily paid each year where tranformed into mandatory. Not all princes accepted this new system and it took lot of foughts and struggles for each king to hold the kingdom. The inland tribes of Saami, who where not organised and settled, where only taxed. Along with royal deal, Naŝina, there were four vassal principalities: Moŝŝina (Finland) on the west, populated mostly by Finns, Ozërëna on the north-west (Lakeland), populated by Slavs and Finns, Karala on the north (Karelia), populated by Slavs and Sammi, and on south-east Enisa (Onegian), populated by Slavs and Vepsä.

    The first serious clash between Slavic princes and Finno-Ugric settlement came shortly after the establishment of the kingdom. The fourth king Libigost, who died 1045, planned to give the royal rod to his oldest son Slavidiil. Majority of the princes protested and elected vöövesär Blagovoo as a new king. Blagovoo gain supremacy in eastern Slavic populated regions, but west regions, populated mostly by Finno-Ugrians, pledged loyalty to Slavidiil, using him as a puppet to gain independence. Facing the military strength of east, west parts combined with Curs to support them; the Curonian-Finnish alliance was created. Allied forces defeated Blagovoo in an important battle at Levenberg and alliance survived. Slavidiil was proclaimed the king of new Kingdom of Finland (KF) in 1047. Blagovoo lost not only vassal principality of Moŝŝina, but also part of vassal principality of Ozërëna and in combination with starting Norwegian intrusion from north, he lost secure connection to Bothnic Gulf from a land at all. On the other hand, he was able to stop FK from further cuts off Nashian Kingdom.

    With king, the first set of written law appeared, in 1156 during the reign of king Vesnesläv, substituing the old common law, traded orally by fathers in local councils (radi). The common law of Sedigord was its base, extended by norms discussed by Redärskä Rada. The Law (Zakon) was written in so-call old Nashian using Latin alphabet. As it can be seen in excavations, Latin script (minuscula Carolina) concurred runissa since IX.-X. century and definitelly won in XII. century, mainly in administration. Church still held by combination of runissa for religious texts and Latin script for administration till reform in 1557. For completness, Cyrillic appeared during X. century for use in south regions, on borders with Principality of Novgorod; texts are mostly written using southern dialects of Nashian, which under the influence of early Russian formed modern nevian dialects. Because Cyrillic was bound too strongly to an Orthodox Church, it did not extend in Nashsland.

last update 190807, Jan Havliš
acknowledgments: Kristian Jensen, Jussi Santeri Junttila, Jan van Steenbergen