This website has been created by the Office of Foreign Affairs, a division of the Trinian Ministry of Peace. Its purpose is to foster knowledge and understanding of Trinia in foreign countries. To explore, you may use the menu above or the site map.
Welcome to this website about our country.
One of the many things which Trinia has had to do since regaining its independence is to reintroduce itself to the world. Because of the years we spent under foreign occupation, there is little knowledge of awareness of the Trinian people and their culture, or if there is, the information in question is frequently outdated and superficial. The measures being taken by the Office of Foreign Affairs to ensure the availability of useful, relevant, accurate, and up-to-date information on the internet is an important step towards correcting this state of affairs.
We sincerely hope that this website will fill the gap which currently exists with regard to information on Trinia, and that it will be of use to anyone who wishes to increase their understanding of our part of the world. We also hope that it will encourage further exploration of Trinia and its culture by other means — including, perhaps, an eventual visit to our homeland. Above all, we hope that this website will reflect positively on our country and people.
Minister of Peace
Disclaimer: Trinia is a fictional country, and no claims are being made otherwise. Various pieces of out-of-character commentary are scattered around the place looking like this.
To provide a basic, overarching description of Trinia: It's a country of about 30 million people — more than Peru, Venezuela, Australia, or Romania, but less than Canada, Poland, Argentina, or Spain. It's not as rich as the average Western country, but it's not impoverished and starving, either. Some of the post-communist countries in Eastern Europe might (or perhaps might not) be parallels. It has no direct cultural equivalent on Earth — it's a made-up culture, although incorporating bits of some real ones. It was settled at one point by people who were basically Roman, but this influence has been mixed with a different (and fundamentally non-European) culture so much that it can be difficult to tell. If it were on Earth, the Latin side (and only that side) might be considered a bit like Romania — a place that has Latin heritage but which stands apart from other descendants like the French, Spanish, and Italians. It has a strange political system which tries to run a modern democracy using rules designed for a medieval monarchy — the Emperor can be thought of as a president with an unusual title, if you like, but it's a bit complicated.