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Kingdom of Zilkhstan
Type Theocratic Monarchical Diarchy
King/Princess Shalio
Shamna
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Capital Gralbahd
Population Unknown, but during wartime the state can deploy up to 12,000 reservists.
Status Active and member-state of UFN
Succeeded by UFNUnited Federation of Nations (member-state)

The Kingdom of Zilkhstan, known as the "Land of Warriors", is said to be an invincible kingdom that once even defeated the army of the Holy Britannian Empire while they were outnumbered. It is the primary antagonist in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection.

Geography[]

Gralbahd

Gralbahd, the capital city of Zilkhstan

Situated between cliffs and the sea, the country is made up of roughly 90% desert. Because of this, it has little in the way of natural resources.

The capital city of Gralbahd sits on the seaside. A temple is built into the nearby cliffside, which sits at 1000m tall. It stands among the clusters of modern buildings as the centerpiece of the city and towers over the densely populated areas on both sides. The city's palace, seated right on the water, is connected directly to the temple by a bridge.

The Wailing Prison is located on the Gimsula Plains, built in what was once an ancient temple housing the Aramu Gate.

The geographical real-world location of the country appears to be around Sindh, Pakistan and Gujarat, India, and perhaps more parts of Pakistan and India. Its proximity to India explains why Rakshata mentions being familiar with the area.

History[]

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The national and military flags of Zilkhstan

Originally, the Kingdom of Zilkhstan was once a lush and green land with a river flowing through the country. However, centuries of warfare caused the river to dry up, rendering the country desolate and causing it to fall into decline. The country's population consist of migrants from Europia, Asia, Africa, and the local population from 300 years ago, all of which have since then intermixed with each other to create the Zilkhstanian people that exist today. The result is a fusion of cultures that makes the Zilkhstanian culture distinct to the region.

Since its founding, Zilkhstan has been supported from behind the scenes by Farlaf, an organization that split off from the Geass Order 300 years ago. Because of this, there are systems to enter the World of C throughout the country, called Aramu Gates. One such location is beneath the Wailing Prison in the Gimsula Plains, while another is located in the temple in the capital.

Due to the country's lack of natural resources, the #1 exported commodity is its own soldiers. All over the world, Zilkhstan's soldiers have been hired as mercenaries. The strength of Zilkhstan is such that there was a time when a handful of Zilkhstan soldiers could defeat Britannian armies. In the event that the seaside capital is attacked or invaded, 12,000 armed soldiers stand ready to defend it.

Religious Institution[]

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Worshipers can be seen praying at the temple

The Kingdom of Zilkhstan's religious affairs is administered by Shamna. The country also housed the Farlaf Order, an organization that once was part of the Geass Order and now serves as the main religious organization within the country. Not much is known about the religious practices of the Farlaf Order but the citizens of Zilkhstan are shown to be extremely devout and can be seen worshiping at the direction of the Temple of Zilkhstan. And a group of worshipers can be seen lining up in procession on their way to the temple. 

Government[]

Zilkhstan political structure

The Political Structure of the Kingdom of Zilkhstan. Prior to the invasion of the UFN

Zilkhstan is jointly ruled by the siblings Shalio and Shamna, with Shamna handling religious affairs while Shalio handles military affairs.

Serving below the siblings are Bolvona Forgnar serving as a general for Zilkhstan's military, his son Shesthaal serving as the Captain of Shamna's guard. Swaile serving as the squad leader for the "Country's intelligence division". And finally Belq as the warden/torturer for the country's largest prison.

At first glance, the country seems stable, but from certain conversations, it is revealed that the country is in a dire situation. It lost the use of war as its main economic earning was due to the creation of the UFN and the Zero Requiem. There's also a disputed claim with another country although it's not clear with which country. Another issue was the influx of refugees and the lack of Energy Packs, leading to General Folgnar discussing a possible allegiance with another country, like Indonesia, only to be refused because every country now prioritizes its own development. This led to the country's drastic decision to kidnap a UFN representative, even risking retaliation from the UFN.    

According to the picture drama set after the events of the movie and the Black Knights invasion, Kaguya Sumeragi was appointed as a temporary ruler.

Military[]

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Shamna's Elite Guards

The Kingdom of Zilkhstan is also known as the Land of Warriors for good reason. For centuries, the Zilkhstanian Military have defeated any foes that threatened the country, even defeating the Britannian Empire once in the past while being outnumbered. Despite the country's military prowess and boasts of being to able to defeat any foe, the country's military now found itself unable to act against its newest obstacle: world peace. 

The Military is not only responsible for the defense of the country; it is also the main driver of its economy. The Kingdom is known to sell its service to other countries in the form of mercenaries to in order to earn capital, but due to the world currently being at peace after Zero Requiem, the economy of the country fell. Still, the country's military remains a force to be reckoned with.

Point of Interests[]

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    Nomadic tribes passing through the Gimsula Plains.

    The Gimsula Plains is a desert located on the outskirts of the capital. Nomadic tribes can be seen passing through the desert to trade or offer wares. It is also where the infamous Wailing Prison is located.
  • Wailing Prison.
  • Temple of Zilkhstan.
  • Gralbahd

Notable Citizens[]

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