Dinaric Company for the Orient

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Dinaric Company for the Orient
Native name
Δειναρικές Εταιρεία για την Ανατολή
Deinarikés Etaireía gia tin Anatolí
Publicly traded company
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Founded10 May 1566 (1566-05-10)
Defunct31 December 1908 (1908-12-31)
Skopelos, Aetolia (main headquarters)
Zalongo, Omorpho (overseas administrative center; modern-day Kimsa, Zong)
Area served
ProductsSpice, silk, porcelain, metals, livestock, tea, grains (rice, soybeans), sugarcane industry, shipbuilding industry
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The Dinaric Company for the Orient (Aetolian: Δειναρικές Εταιρεία για την Ανατολή, Deinarikés Etaireía gia tin Anatolí; ΔΕΑ or DEA) was originally established as a chartered company in 1566 by royal decree, which was formed to pursue trade with the "Orient" (in present-day terms, Northern Fosia), but ended up trading mainly in the Jade Sea and East Fosia.

Company name, logo and flag

Flag of the DEA

In Aetolian, the name of the company is Deinarikés Etaireía gia tin Anatolí (Δειναρικές Εταιρεία για την Ανατολή), which is abbreviated to DEA. Although a Varkan name did exist, which was a direct translation of the Aetolian name, the latter was used predominantly even in Varkan ports.

The company's logo was possibly the first globally recognized corporate logo. The logo of the DEA consisted of the Aetolian letter 'Δ' with an all-seeing eye in the center. It appeared on various corporate items, such as cannons and coins. The versatility, flexibility, clarity, simplicity, symmetry, timelessness, and symbolism are considered notable characteristics of the DEA's professionally designed logo. Those elements ensured its success at a time when the concept of the corporate identity was virtually unknown.

The flag of the company was the Dinaric flag with the company logo embroidered on it in the center.



Formation, rise and fall

Formative years

Growth and dominance

The company, which benefited from the royal patronage, soon expanded its commercial trading operations. It was dominating trade between the Jade Sea and Illypnia for most of the 16th century and early 17th century. The company established major trading posts in Zalongo (1572), Lisui (1583), Gaotang (1594), and Manggarai (1603), effectively controlling a trade route from the Dinarides to the Jade Sea via Empodia and Haitan.


Competition and wars

Initially, the DEA's main competitor was another Dinaric chartered company, the Dinaric Company for the Far North (DEAV) which operated the North Kaftia trade route and was responsible for the Neptic Ocean trade. The two companies' charters overlapped when it came to Empodia-Illypnia trade, although conflict between the two companies were swiftly dealt with by the Dinaric Army. The DEA's dominance in the Jade Sea overshadowed the DEAV's trade in the Kendriyan Ocean.

The Volisans were aggressive competitors and had meanwhile expanded their monopoly of the spice trade in the Kendriyan Ocean by ousting the DEAV in YEAR with the Volisan-Dinaric War. With reduced Dinaric influence in the region, the Volisans and Breislandic entered a period of intense competition in North Fosia, resulting in the Volisan-Breislandic Wars of the 17th and 18th centuries. The Dinaric Company for the Orient however remained fiercely competitive with the Volisans and Breislandic throughout the 17th and 18th centuries over spices from North Fosia and salvaged the DEAV's trade in the area.


Post-Dinaric Empire

After the Varkan Restoration War ended in 1840, resulting in the dissolution of the Dinaric Empire, the Kingdom of Aetolia became the successor state that controlled the vast Dinaric colonial empire and the company continued to operate under Aetolian protection. Varkan investors as well as operations in Varkana continued despite the political changes since most trade to Varkana passed through Aetolia regardless.


Decline and fall

Shit happens in 1908

Organizational structure

Main trading posts

Under the royal decree, all territories and lands acquired by the company would be under the Crown's name and ownership, but the company was free to establish trading posts wherever it pleased her.
























Main competitors

Conflicts and wars involving the DEA