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=?iso-8859-1?q?Jan=20van=20Steenbergen?= scripsit:

> By the way, I am still not entirely clear with the Republic of the
> Two Crowns, Ill Bethisad's equivalent of Poland. Was it already
> there before the beginning of The Great War, or could it have been
> emerged as a result of Russia's defeat?

No, it's old.  There was no Partition of Poland, so the Rzeczpospolita
survived right up to the present, although it did manage to ditch the
veto, and just in time too.  (How do you say "Republica" in Wenedyk?)
The Two Crowns in question are the old Polish and Lithuanian monarchies.
"Republic" here simply = "State", as in Latin, and does not imply the
absence of an (elected) monarch.

Note that most ethnic Lithuanians remain pagan in the 21st century,
which accounts for the close traditional alliance between the Republic
and the Armorican Federation (aka the Channel Islands).

What happened between the RTC and the Swedes in Gustavus Adolphus's day?

> Besides, how do you explain Low Saxon to be its main language?

Not the main language of the population, but rather the language of
administration.  The RTC is also a successor of the Hanseatic League,
or at least the eastern part thereof.

> Perhaps my Romance-Polish language Wenedyk could play a role here as the
> native language of Poland, as an alternative for Polish?

A distinct possibility!  I assume this represents a conquest of Slavic
territory by Italic-speaking peoples from the Venice area?

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