Kornati was originally colonized by settlers of mainly Central European and Balkan heritage, who named their planet after a Croatian archipelago on Old Earth. The planet evolved into a poor star nation whose political system was controlled by a group of oligarchs which resembled the Republic of Haven's legislaturalists.
In the early 1920s PD, a large majority of the Kornatian population voted in favor of a willing annexation by the Star Kingdom of Manticore, in order to keep the Solarian League's Office of Frontier Security from taking control of the area. A former Kornatian member of Parliament, Agnes Nordbrandt, led the so-called Freedom Alliance of Kornati (FAK) into a brutal terrorist campaign aimed at deposing the existing government and preventing the annexation. (SI1)
After ratifying the annexation at the Constitutional Convention on the planet Flax, Kornati became a member world of the Star Empire of Manticore; all its inhabitants became Manticoran citizens, and subjects to Manticoran Imperial law. (SI2)
Government and politics Edit
In the early 1920s PD, Kornati had a planetary parliament which the National Redemption Party and the Reconciliation Party, were part of. The leader of the executive branch was the Planetary President, while his or her Vice President was the leader of the opposition. (SI1)
Bernardus Van Dort stated that Kornatian society was originally quite democratic, with strong civil rights. in the 80 or so years prior to the Constitutional Convention, the economy stagnated, the underclasses swelled in number and the system came to be dominated by a caste of oligarchs, most notably represented by the Kornatian Democratic Centralist Party and the Social Moderate Party. The ruling class had little interest in sharing political or economic power with the lower classes, or providing the investment needed for economic growth. (SI1ch.39)
Notable Kornatians Edit
- Agnes Nordbrandt, leader of both the NRP and the FAK
- Vuk Rajkovic, leader of the Reconciliation Party and Vice President around 1920 PD
- Aleksandra Tonkovic, President until 1921 PD
- See here for a list of known Kornatians.