The Kingdom of Sarageth, formerly known as Shauchea, is a country colonized by Saragethns (or 'Ghillies' in their terms) in eastern Minecraftia that borders Mineu to the west and northwest, Laaos to the north, and in the south it faces the Gulf of Marvel. The geography of Sarageth is dominated by the Smithson River and the Talé Mountain range.
Shauchea was once the greatest trading post of eastern Minecraftia, which made it a target for bandits and marauders. They stormed the city and took control, killing any who refused to cooperate. Mineulethian troops invaded to stop bandit incursions across the Mineulethians border and the genocide of innocents in Sarageth from the bandits. The People's Republic of Shauchea, led by the Salvation Front, a group of Shauchean leftists dissatisfied with the bandit guilds and Mineulethian war, was established.
Three years after the Mineulethians invasion in the eastern part of the country, it was divided up into two sections that the bandits and Mineulethians controlled separately. The bandits named themselves the Awan Rouges, a royalist faction led by Shihan Theo, who ruled the dense foliage jungle areas. The Mineulethians remedied this by controlling the central city within the Talé Mountain range which was more defensible and valuable than the jungle. Their representative to the Shauchean Republic, Clover Prasith was nominated.
After the destruction of Minecraftia, which cut off the Shaucheans from their suppliers, they were beginning to weaken. The country was locked in a war with the Western Mineulethians and Awan Rouges still battling tirelessly. However, fortunately for the Shauchens, the Awan Rouges were weakened the most by the destruction. After a few years of cold war, the Rouges and the Mineulethians signed the Treaty of Shauchea, officially ending the war.
CapitalRaniero as prime minister. Senhkar is the kingdom's capital and largest city and is the world-class center of the economic, industrial, commercial and cultural center of Sarageth. Senhkar, a city located and constructed inside the Talé Mountain range, is Sarageth's leading destination for tourism and is known for its rice production and is the primary sea port coastal city.
A citizen of Sarageth is usually identified as "Saragethn" or "Senkmer", though they personally prefer to be referred to as "Ghillies" after their ancestors.
Agriculture has long been the most important sector to the Saragethn economy, with around 59% of the population relying on agriculture for their livelihood (with rice and wheat being the principal crops). Garments and construction are also important. In 2005, oil and natural gas deposits were found beneath Sarageth's territorial waters, and once commercial extraction began in 2011, the oil revenues profoundly affected Sarageth's economy for the better. The older population often lacks education, particularly in the countryside, which suffers from a lack of basic infrastructure. Fear of renewed political instability and corruption within the government discourages foreign investment and delay foreign aid.
The Saragethn Defense Forces (Shauvaret) have retained much of the structure of its pre-Doomsday form. Men and women are subject to military draft at the age of 18, and the term of service is 12 months. The draft can be postponed due to education or incarceration by law. They are mostly trained in the use of Saragethn Swords and Short Spears, and skillful use of Parkour training to traverse the debris of still uncharted ruins. Mostly working as a relief in destroyed communities from the war, the Saragethn Defense Forces are rarely used for other activities
After the end of military service, personnel are enrolled in the Saragethn national guard (Shauernet) and are subject to training exercises for 20 days a year (10 in the spring/summer and 10 in the winter).
Religionwestern Mineulethians to stop the increased bandit activity, Notchianity is a pre-War monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Notch of the Sky, as presented in the gospels and other New Testament writings.
Although Notchianity still exists in post-destruction Sarageth, its overall influence has waned. Many new religions have sprung up in its place. Where Notchianity still holds sway, it has scattered into even more splinter groups, such as the Jebolicism-derived High Jeb Church in Senhkar City.