Subject state

In the Theklan hegemony (i.e. During the Archaic Period), an involuntary member of the hegemony, or a state which had been reduced from allied status after a rebellion. Such states paid tribute to Thekla, and when Thekla required their troops or rowers on campaign they were hired on a mercenary basis.

After long, loyal service, a subject state might be elevated to the status of allied state, as happened with Kos.

When the empire of Gehennum was constituted the subject states ceased to exist. Public lands were ceded to the emperor, and the government was confined to consideration of local affairs.

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