The Republic of Great Brazak was the forerunner state to the independent nation of Brazak West and the Ganzabi Semi-Autonomous Zone of Brazak East. It was a democratic aristocracy, successor of the Brazak Empire; which itself went back many hundreds of years to shortly after the Fall of Old Azrune. Great Brazak grew gradually in power until reaching its peak in the 9270s, before being marginally defeated in the Great Nezzu War at the hands of Ganzabar. A political takeover followed, resulting in the dissolution of Great Brazak and its government by the parliament in 9307 and the Occupation.
Great Brazak declared itself a republic after a military coup executed the Emperor of the Brazaks in 8921. Originally instated as a republic for the People, the system gradually abstracted its democracy and by the 9300s it had become obfuscated by endless layers of protocol and political etiquette. Although its people were fiercely patriotic, the government evoked discontent among common folk that repeatedly broke into violence; most severely in the riots of 9132, 9255 and 9281.
In 9296, Great Brazak invaded the Ganzabi protectorate of Capridor supposedly in support of Svalic groups facing discrimination from the Capridian government. Ganzabar responded by declaring war on Great Brazak in turn. The conflict quickly escalated to become one of the bloodiest wars in the last hundred years, with additional involvement from the Valya Free States and Lystrata Commonwealth. It came to be known as the Great Nezzu War and went on for many years, until Ganzabar's victory in 9307.
Ganzabi political takeover saw the dissolution of Great Brazak as an independent sovereignty by 9307.
The government of Great Brazak was a parliamentary republic with two Houses: the House of the People and the House of the Nobles. The former was intended to be the core of parliament, to be regulated by the latter. However, changes over the years gradually saw both Houses dominated by the nobility, making the distinction largely obsolete. Controlled by small groups of hugely influential nobles, political power was exchanged by financial and reputational dealings. Corruption was rife throughout the system, and would ultimately lead to its downfall through Ganzabar's machinations.