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Alturianism[a] (from “Altarissimus” lit "Of the land of the Altarians" ), commonly known as the Alturian movement (Westavian language: Altūrismūs) is a political movement and an ideological notion that promulgates a sense of unity and nationalism amongst current and former citizens of Westavia. The movement supports the integration of Westavian societal and political principles into the societies of nations whos primary citizens are Westavians or of Westavian origin. Some factions in the movement support the reunification of Westavia, and variants support the restoration of the Shahanic line. The ideology is not to be confused with Westavian revivalism, a political movement that supports the restoration of the Shahanic dynasty to the throne of Westavia and the Commonwealth of Juniperia.

The movement has roots in the history of Westavia as a sovereign nation. The reign of Shahan I and his dynasty saw great developments in the culture, society and administration of the realm. In addition, the Empire’s territories were expanded greatly. After the fall of the Westavian Empire, various groups attempted to resurrect the Westavian empire, including the Neo-Westavian Empire, a broad coalition of revivalist leaders that mounted a significant resistance to the government of John Alexander III. The current Prince of Ruisseau had attempted to remove Westavian influences, which caused great discomfort amongst those who previously identified with Westavia.

The Ruisseauan Civil War was the conflict that arose form this tension, the result was heightened conflict. The neo-Westavians had surrendered following the Treaty of Dennauplatsz. Although the conflict had ended, tensions still prevailed amongst former Westavians. This culminated in the Insurgency in Westavia, a sectarian conflict that saw fighting from revivalist, Alturianist and socialist groups. The main cause of the conflict was the inability of Athena II to assert a valid claim to the throne of Westavia, nonetheless, she was still crowned as Queen of Westavia. The conflict dissipated into a low-level insurgency after the intervention of the Civil Guard of Juniperia.

In modern times, a majority of the Alturian peoples fled Juniperia towards Laskaridia, and without the intention of Laskaridia’s sovereign or government, it became a haven for the Alturian movement, today, its primary supporters are George Celenic, his brother Edward Celenic (former Prince of Laskaridia), Nicholas Bluebonn and Alexander Drummont.

Alturic lands

The Alturic lands refer to the core heartland of Westavia in the Irvine region. Geographically, it constitutes a relatively hilly land in Irvine, and encapsulates other inner areas of Orange County. The region was inhabited by Westavians since the beginning of its Empire, and the families of Westavians have been settled in the region for many decades. The Alturic lands were among the first areas to espouse micronationalism in Southern California.

Role in Westavian expansion

Shahan I, the founder of Westavia rose to prominence as a military leader following his victories against other states. In the 2000s, the Alturic region was fractured into various smaller polities, these areas were not self-identifying as micronations, rather they chose to develop their own “culture” and national identity, similar to gangs.[b] The concept of “Alturian” did not arise until the unification by Shahan I, and the region would see heightened unity afterwards. Once the core lands of “Westavia” had been unified, Shahan I made attempts to promulgate Alturian cultural aspects throughout the regions immediately surrounding it. This desire would be shared by his successors, such as in the Adlerian campaign of Shahan III, and the Alexandrian campaigns. These attempts mostly failed.

“Alturic identity”

The modern notion of the “Alturic peoples” did not arise until after the fall of Westavia. The region’s former inhabitants eventually dissipated throughout California, though not directly due to Westavia. Many Alturian people identified as “Westavian” up until the Ruisseauan Civil War, and more recently, until the Insurgency in Westavia. The militant death of the revivalist movement, and its transition to a philosophical identity meant increasing disassociation with classical Westavian principles, a certain neo-Westavianism arose amongst the Alturians. Rather than practicing revivalism, the nascent-formed Alturian people instead represented the former populations and diasporas of the Westavian peoples.




  1. Also spelled as Altarianism, both are used interchangeably with same meaning
  2. This refers to the shared sense of belonging within said polities, not the formation of ethnic individualism amongst members

See also

  • Junowestavianism - An ideology that advocates unity between Adlerians and Westavians, opposed but not directly contrary to Alturianism.
  • Westavian revivalism - Also called Shahanist revivalism, a notion that advocates restoration of the Westavian dynasty.
  • Insurgency in Westavia - A pseudo-Alturianist movement for more rights of Westavians.