Demographics of the Khanid Kingdom
All this data is potentially out of date, and should be taken with a truckload of salt
Template:Fiction The Khanid Kingdom is by comparison to the major empires the least populous sovereign entity. Though many critics of the Kingdom discount its slave populations in making determinations, which often pushes it way below the major four. However the distribution of the population is widely uneven. The most densely populated areas are around the capital and the metropolitan areas, while the few rural regions are sparsely populated. The same imbalance and disparity counts as well for other factors like education, health, economic status, and other aspects of society.
The Kingdom's population has grown since the Age of Expansion due to numerous waves of immigration. The Khanid Family developed and populated their domain step by step, and with their colonization effort started the first immigration wave — what will later become the Khanid Kingdom. The second immigration wave followed during the Khanid Rebellion. This bitter feud between the Empire and Khanid II forced an outright secession of the Khanid bloodline; as well as some imperial minor families, that supported Khanid during his rift with the empire, followed him to this newly created Khanid Kingdom.<ref name=kingdom/> Further immigrants came from the State, as international trade increased. Also due to recent immigration since the Empyrean Age, the amarrian component of the population has been even more declining as a percentage.
Additionally, over time the periphery vs. center conflict had become more pronounced; or in other words, the division between those in more outlying areas, and elites in the urban areas. The latter won over time more and more influence as their economic power rose. As for the population distribution: Today; the population is most dense in the Nohshayess part of the country, and less in the Budar constellation. The largest part of the population is urban, making the Kingdom a highly urbanized state.
Contrary to popular belief, the Khanid Kingdom is ethnically diverse, with significant populations of nearly every bloodline known to New Eden. The population consist of Khanids, Brutors, True Amarrs, Sebiestors, Khaldari, Ni-kunis, and Intakis, in that order. But vistors shouldn't forget, the Kingdom is mainly dominated by the Amarr Prime/Athra-people: The Khanids, Udorians and True Amarr bloodlines.
When the Empire began its conquest of space, the Khanid Family, with their Khanid troops, were on the forefront. As the new domain was founded used the family its influence to move many of its Khanid followers to their domains, drawing them away from the other noble houses. Though not all of the Khanid people followed the Family into its new domains, a large portion did, and those who came were granted titles and land by the Family to earn their loyalty.<ref name=KFE>Khanid Family. Expansion: http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Khanid_Family#Expansion</ref>
The second immigration wave followed during the rebellion, this forced an outright secession of the bloodline's majority, and the subsequent creation of the independent Khanid Kingdom. Today, a large Khanid population remains in both Empires, loyal to the faith and royalty of their relative Empire.<ref name=Khanid(bloodline)>Khanid Bloodline Description: http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Khanid_%28bloodline%29</ref> Today, the Khanids are the largest free bloodline in the Kingdom, as well as the largest overall.
Additionally, a larger portion of Holders in the Khanid Kingdom belong to the Khanid bloodline. Though the majority are still of True Amarr descent, a large number of Khanid Holders owed their loyalty to the Khanid Family and accompanied Khanid II in his revolt against the Empire.<ref name=HKK>Holders. Holders in the Khanid Kingdom: http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Holders#Holders_in_the_Khanid_Kingdom</ref>
The True Amarr and Udorians are the second largest free bloodline in the Kingdom, behind only the Khanid, as well as the third largest percentage of the total population. In general, the True Amarr are the most well-off members of Khanid society and make up a disproportionate percentage of the Kingdom's nobility and wealthy merchant caste.
The largest of the Minmatar bloodlines in the Kingdom, the Brutor are also the second most populous bloodline. The majority of Brutor in the Kingdom remain enslaved and make up the largest percentage of the Kingdom's slaves. However, a fair number of free Brutor live in the Domain as well, though they are only the fifth most populous free bloodline.
Behind the Brutor, the Sebiestor still make up large portions of the enslaved house staff for many Holders. Like the Brutor, most Sebiestor remain enslaved, but despite being less numerous, similar numbers have been granted their freedom. Some have worked their way up in the corporate ladder; and are now in the distribution<ref>Khanid Innovation Agent: Katitera Ongrik: http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Khanid_Innovation_Agents#Distribution</ref>, mining<ref>Khanid Works Agent: Manban Laremund: http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Khanid_Works_Agents#Mining</ref>, R&D<ref>Khanid Innovation Agent: Reigen Ornolfer: http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Khanid_Innovation_Agents#R&D</ref>, security<ref>Khanid Transport Agent: Istede Heldur: http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Khanid_Transport_Agents#Security</ref>, department of some major Khanid companies.
The Khanid are the third largest free bloodline in the Kingdom, and are the fifth largest percentage of the total population. The term Khaldari stands for a citizen of the Khanid Kingdom of Caldari origin or of Caldari ancestry; or sometimes as slang for a person of mixed Caldari and Khanid ancestry. The Khaldari population inside the Kingdom consists mostly of Deteis and Civire; just very few Achuras would call it their home.
Their living habit is more or less as it was in State. The State has the highest urban density of the four empires, leaving much of its population concentrated around urban and industrial centers on planets in and around the core systems. Rural populations are nearly non-existent.<ref name=DotCS> Demographics of the Caldari State: http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Demographics_of_the_Caldari_State</ref> The same counts for the Caldaris in the Kingdom, as most lived in a urban environment inside the core planets; many of them in so call 'Caldari Enclaves' inside major cities. As for the standard of living in this enclaves was, and still is, very high — and most of the time unaffordable for people with an average income; accrued for decades an increasing migration of Caldari's out of the city encalve. So, that today a wide sections of the caldari population is naturalized as Khaldari into the society, and live a normal life as citizen. In general, the Khaldari in the Kingdom are disciplined, law-abiding, legalistic and counted as one of the most loyal Khanid subjects.
The Ni-Kunni occupy a middle ground in the society. They only claim a few small families as Holders, but they have a very large number of wealthy merchants and businessmen among them, giving them more influence than their size would suggest. Ni-Kunni businesses flourish in many areas of the Kingdom and several industries run on the backbone of Ni-Kunni ingenuity and acumen.
Today, most Intaki are slaves. But unlike the bulk they are mostly enslave by 'Business Holders' and therefore they work mainly in megacorporations. Where some even gained their freedom. The Intaki are famous for being exceedingly gifted communicators, that's why many Intakis are today very prominent among the corporate bureaucracy and customer service sector. Some have worked their way up in the corporate ladder; and are now in the mining<ref>Khanid Works Agent: Laldellins Bassobins: http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Khanid_Works_Agents#Mining</ref><ref>Khanid Works Agent: Sartheron Folle: http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Khanid_Works_Agents#Mining</ref> department of some major Khanid companies.
Of course individuals of other ethnicities have settled in the Kingdom for a variety of reasons since the empires first came into contact with each other. Most commonly, traders and merchants from the other empires have at times managed to break into the rather mercantilistic Khanid markets and have relocated to help their businesses flourish.
The Kingdom has economic stratification between castes. On the top are the royalty and nobility, next to them is the upper-commoner caste, which encompasses wealthy commoners, merchants, traders, trained professionals, businessmen, artists, and artisans who have managed to make significant amounts of wealth that allow them a greater deal of personal freedom than other commoners. On the bottom are slaves and lower-commoners, who share a contrasting rung. While working poor commoners are legally free, they also have no one who is considered "responsible" for their proper care as slaves are with Holders. Homeless, sick, and unemployed commoners are often worse off than slaves, though the low level commoner can be assumed to have roughly equivalent living conditions to the average slave with the added benefit of freedom. Those lower castes very often find themselves again in the Dark Khanid-subculture.
The Khanid society wouldn't be imaginable, since the 'Time of Short Calm', without the Family; the same counts for the young Kingdom. The Khanid Family has its tentacles in all sectors inside the Khanid territories. Some of the most impotent regional businesses are controlled by the Kingdom and run by members of the Khanid family. Khanid II, rich on siblings and children has also concluded marriages with other noble families to ensure their loyalty or as reward for their service. The Yangman nobility is a good example for this practice. Still, the Family and their relatives standing at around <1% of the total population.
The Holders are the ruling caste of nobility in Amarr societies,<ref name=a>Chronicle: Dam-Torsad: http://community.eveonline.com/backstory/chronicles/dam-torsad/</ref> the same applies to the Khanid society. The holders still reign as the social elite,<ref name=kingdom>Chronicle: The Khanid Kingdom: http://community.eveonline.com/backstory/chronicles/the-khanid-kingdom/</ref> they control a large portion of the Kingdom's wealth, land, and space (especially in the "western" quarter). Holders in the Khanid Kingdom are in many ways identical to their Empire counterparts. They retain many of the same governing and slave-owning functions. However, there are several main differences that set them apart. The largest difference is the relative power of the Kingdom Holders. There is no Theology Council or centralized religious authority in the Kingdom aside from the King, so the Kingdom Holders assume many of the duties undertaken by the priesthood in the Empire. Additionally, while in the Empire, all Holders are subservient to an Heir, in the Kingdom they must answer solely to the King. Khanid II has proven to be a somewhat hands-off ruler, allowing his Holders to rule in what manner they see fit.<ref name=HKK/>
Some people would argue, that the King hadn't — during the Kingdom's secession and the subsequential struggle for survival — the resources to enforce power through state institutions or even the institutions themselves. Which meant, that the formal rules (laws, property rights) and informal restraints (sanctions, taboos, customs, traditions, code of conduct) got loosened (e.g. cloning); but the same counts for the commoner caste (e.g. trade, property rights). Today, the holders are more specialised, or let's say divided. One group is characterized by their ownership of a social role (public office, military rank); and often call 'Nobles of the State'. For Example: They collect taxes or enforce law; and are highly specialised in their profession; which means other duties which Kingdom Holders are upholding, like religious tasks and customs, often aren't performed. The second group is characterized by their ownership of capital (land, property, and economic undertakings). They primarily administrate and maintain holdings and businesses, and secondarily state duties. Mainly the Yangman nobility is still consists of both elements; as they often hold a military position and govern their real estates at the same time, as well as perform their priesthood duties.
In the Empire commoners face some difficulties, when they attempt to arise to a higher social or economic position; because of the strength of the Holder caste, wealthy commoners are relatively rare in the Amarr society.<ref>Demographics of the Amarr Empire. Wealthy Commoners: http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Demographics_of_the_Amarr_Empire#Wealthy_Commoners</ref><ref name=a/> In the Kingdom both castes are to a certain extent in a open competitive relationship, they fight on a national level for wealth, economic power and political influence. Which means that the Kingdom has percentage-wise less wealthy holders and much more wealthy commoners, as the Empire. As commoners have better opportunities to rise through profit the social ladder up; and gaining through profit a greater influence on the national policy.
During the Kingdom's struggle for survival, they could partly rid themselves of the feudal trammels and royal encroachments upon their personal liberty, commercial rights, and the ownership of property. However, many commoners remain poor and live around the poverty line. In the Empire churches and other religious institutions provide some assistance,<ref>Demographics of the Amarr Empire. Commoners: http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Demographics_of_the_Amarr_Empire#Commoners</ref> in the Kingdom is this less the case. Without the religious and social net more commoners live below the poverty line. However, it should be said the commoner-caste is far away from a deep or widespread pauperism, meaning there isn't a general structurally-related, long-term poverty of the commoner population. It is rather the case that a mass poverty exist in the precariat- and freeter-subcastes.
Despite their more diverse slave stock, the Kingdom's slaves are still primarily Minmatar. However, the majority is not nearly as great as it is in the Empire, though the Kingdom keeps less strict records and thus percentages are much harder to come by. Estimates generally top out around sixty percent of the Kingdom's slaves as Minmatar.
As with the Empire, large numbers of the Kingdom's slaves are Ealur and of mixed heritage. Comparatively, the percentages are smaller, as the Kingdom has supplemented their stocks with large numbers of Gallente, Intaki, and Mannar stock. While they still make up a small minority, the populations are large enough that they have been subject to breeding programs by the Kingdom.
Additionally, a small population of Jin-Mei slaves were taken in an infamous raid performed by Khanid slavers. Because the Jin-Mei were members of a criminal cartel, the Kingdom was able to argue they were legally allowed to enslave them as punishment for crimes against the Kingdom. Though no concrete evidence existed that the Jin-Mei had ever operated within the Kingdom, there was little impetus to free them either.<ref name=SKKd>Slavery. Khanid Kingdom. Demographics: http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Slavery#Demographics_3</ref>
The Khanid Kingdom has in comparison to the big four the second most youngest population, only behind the Minmatar Republic. And if we take the slave population into account it has even the lowest median age. But this is less surprising, taking the capitalistic-mercantilist policies and views. Which sees a large population as a form of wealth, which would made it possible the development even bigger markets and armies. Cynics would argue that Khanid has the latter more in mind. As the flood of the young adult male population — angry young men — helps the Kingdom to maintain the capability to mobilize a large military force; or in other words, it helps to maintain a steady flow of conscripts.