|The Drabantian Republic|
"Pravda a láska zvítězí nad lží a nenávistí"
Truth and Love defeat Lie and Hatred
Krásná zem, tys domovem mým (Wonderful land, home of mine)
and largest city
|• President||Radovan Bašta|
|• Prime minister||Květoslav Koutecký|
|• Upper house||Senate|
|• Lower house||The Chamber of Deputies|
|• Total||64623,83  km2|
|• Water (%)||3|
|• Estimate (2014)||8,392,000|
|• Census (2007)||8,384,851|
|• Total||$379.35 bil.|
|• Per capita||$45,204|
|• Total||$342.49 bil.|
|• Per capita||$40,811|
|HDI (2014)|| 0.907|
|Timezone||+5:30 (no DST)|
|Currency||Drabantian Koruna (DBK)|
|Drives on the||right|
Drabantia, (Drabantian Drabantsko) is a country located in central Uletha. Its capital and largest city is Drahns. Other major cities include Tressen, Pilsin, Lipice and Ústí nad Boravou. The neighbouring countries are (from northeast clockwise): UL100, Escadia, UL108a, UL108i, Litvania and Tsvetkovo. The country is landlocked, the only large body of water it has access to is the Egalian lake.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Politics and Government
- 4 Economy
- 5 Demographics
- 6 Transport and Infrastructure
- 6.1 Roads
- 6.2 Railways
- 6.3 Public transport
- 6.4 Ship transport
- 6.5 Airways
- 6.6 Energy
- 7 Culture
- 8 Tourism
- 9 International Organizations
- 10 See also
The first evidence of occupation is from 270 AD, when Suric tribes migrated north and eastwards. The land was apparently almost uninhabited, with a small population of Escadians here and there. The flow of Surians divided into three main directions: One group settled by the Egalian Lake and the Banuy river, the second group settled by the Luhava river, the third crossed the Boravian mountains and settled near the Borava river. The immigrants were hugely influenced by local Escadians, eventually assimilating with them and developing the Drabantian language, which is a mix between Syrillangan and Gaermanic languages. By 650, there were three countries: The Duchy of Luhava, The Duchy of Borava and The Duchy of Banuy.
The duchies of Luhava, Borava and Banuy
The Duchy of Luhava
The Duchy of Luhava was a country located in today's Upper Luhava and Lower Luhava regions. The capital was Třesno. It was a relatively wealthy country thanks to silver mining and processing. 22 dukes have changed in power from 650 AD to 1721. Most of them were named Vladimír, Přemysl or Jaromír. The most important one was Václav I. Luhavský (*1699, 1717 - 1721, ✝1767).
The Duchy of Borava
The Duchy of Borava was a country located in today's Upper Borava, Middle Borava, Lower Borava and Zaboraví regions. The capital was Ústí nad Boravou. It was a semi-wealthy country, mostly agricultural. 25 dukes and duchesses have changed in power from 650 AD to 1721. Most of them were named Matěj, Matyáš, Jaroslav (dukes) or Dobromila (duchesses). The most important ones were Matyáš VII. Boravský (*1676, 1694 - 1699, ✝1699), his wife Eliška I. Boravská (*1678, 1699 - 1702, ✝1746) and her daughter with Jindřich Banujský, Alžběta Boravská (*1702, 1720 - 1721, ✝1774).
The Duchy of Banuy
The Duchy of Banuy was a country located in today's Drabantian Egalia, Western Banuy and Eastern Banuy regions. The capital was Nové Město nad Banujem. It was a semi-wealthy country with most profits coming from agriculture and fishing. 21 dukes changed in power from 650 AD to 1662. Most of them were named Vojtěch, Jiří or Karel. The most important one was Jindřich Banujský (*1678, 1696 - 1702, ✝1720)
In response to intensifying aggressiveness of imperial Suria, the three duchies decided to unify to become larger and more powerful. At first, The Duchy of Borava merged with The Duchy of Banuy after the marriage of Jindřich Banujský and Eliška I. Boravská on May 15, 1702. Then the daughter of the latter, Alžběta Boravská married Václav I. Luhavský on May 16, 1721. The duchies then ceased to exist and a new country, The Unified Kingdom of Drabantia is created. Since 1835, May 16 is a national holiday called 'Nation Day'.
The Unified Kingdom of Drabantia
The Unified Kingdom of Drabantia was the predecessor of Drabantia with the same borders. It was originally set to also include the territory of Zaboraví, but during the 1721 Drabantian kingdom establishment session, it was signed off to UL100 (today, it's known as UL100g.) Václav I. Luhavský is a temporary king from 1721 to 1745. He and his wife Alžběta Boravská have a son, Jan I. Drabantský (*1722, 1745 - 1765, ✝1796), who becomes the first regular king of Drabantia.
Václav Karel I. then married Eliška II. Boravská (*1784, ✝1869) and had a son Václav Karel II. Drabantský (*1814, 1845 - 1875, ✝1888). Václav Karel II. married Jindřiška Boravská (*1817, ✝1869) and had a son Václav Karel III. Drabantský (*1846, 1865 - 1915, ✝1915). Václav Karel III. married Magdalena I. Drabantská (*1848, ✝1869). Unfortunately, she died in a gun accident during the hunting season. In the same year, his mother also died (of old age.) As a result, Václav became severely depressed and eventually sick.
During that time, he realized that a country should not be dependent on one person or family, and declared The First Drabantian Constitution inspired by Escadia's one, which went into power on July 17, 1871. He then spent his life preparing the country for turning into a republic, e. g. by establishing various institutions and political parties. In 1906, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and he died on February 2, 1915. This was the end of the monarchy era.
The Republic of Drabantia
When Václav Karel III. died in 1915, the parliament was already well-prepared to take over. The deputies were preparing a new constitution, while Antonín Rmut, the former king's good friend was formally in power. The constitution went into power on July 17, 1915 and the country officially turned into a republic. Antonín Rmut (LDS) was elected the first Drabantian president. The following presidents were:
- Vlastimil Hrubý (LDS), 1925 - 1935
- Lubomír Slováček (SD), 1935 - 1940
- Bohuslav Olbert (ND), 1940 - 1945
- Bohdan Vlach (NS), 1945 - 1955
- Štěpán Skupa (NS), 1955 - 1965
- Jarmila Majerová (SZ), 1965 - 1975
- Vladimír Kvasil (KRS), 1975 - 1985
- Alois Adamovský (no political affiliation), 1985 - 1995
- Jaroslav Prášil (no political affiliation), 1995 - 2005
- Damián Vrána (no political affiliation), 2005 - 2010
- Lucie Postránecká (SZ), 2010 - 2015
- Radovan Bašta (no political affiliation), 2015 -
Drabantia has a colder, temperate, medium-dry climate (Köppen: Dfb.) The western part is warmer than the rather mountainous east.
Weather boxes coming soon.
(More coming someday.)
Drabantia is not very rich in resources. It is a leading producer of basalt, granite and other stones. Other comodities, such as clay, sand or gypsum can also be found, however, they are mined for domestic production only.
See also: World map of natural resources
There are three levels of administrative divisions: Kraje (Regions), Okresy (Districts) and Obce (Municipalities). This table shows the regions.
|Middle Borava region||S||5||Ústí nad Boravou||10316.42||953,000||10|
|Upper Borava region||H||6||Živá Voda||8436.51||614,000||8|
|Western Banuy region||Z||7||Nové Město nad Banujem||2818.03||533,000||5|
|Eastern Banuy region||V||8||Ostrovany nad Banujem||4309.83||544,000||5|
Politics and Government
As of 2016, there are 21 registered political parties in Drabantia:
- LDS (liberal center, 19.5% in 2014)
- SZ (liberal left, environmentalists, 17.4% in 2014)
- AGR (center right, agrarians, 14.3% in 2014)
- NS (center left, national socialists, 8.5% in 2014)
- SD (center left, social democrats, 8.3% in 2014)
- KRS (center left, progressive Christians, 7.9% in 2014)
- ND (center right, national democrats, 6.2% in 2014)
- KKS (conservative left, Christians, 5.8% in 2014)
- Mon (conservative right, monarchists, 4.2% in 2014)
- Pod (conservative right, entrepreneurs, 3.1% in 2014)
- Lit (liberal right, libertarians, 1.4% in 2014)
- SSS (conservative far right, 0.9% in 2014)
- PaP (conservative far right, 0.4% in 2014)
- KOS (conservative right, republicans, 0.4% in 2014)
- Pir (liberal right, anarchists, 0.3% in 2014)
- SSaS (conservative right, freeholders, 0.3% in 2014)
- RaP (conservative right, nationalists, 0.3% in 2014)
- SPD (center right, supporters of direct democracy, 0.3% in 2014)
- HZK (center, "people that don't belong anywhere", 0.3% in 2014)
- BANS (center, Banuy independence supporters, 0.1% in 2014)
- BONS (center, Borava independence supporters, 0.1% in 2014)
Note: This list includes state-level parties only. Local political parties not included.
Drabantia is a parliamentary republic with a president. The parliament has two chambers, the Chamber of Deputies (lower house) and the Senate (upper). The president is elected by the parliament every five years. One candidate can be elected only twice in his/her life. In the regional/parliamentary election, all citizens over the age of 18 can vote.
- Main article: Elections in Drabantia
The Chamber of Deputies
The Chamber of Deputies (CHD) election is held every four years. Everyone votes in the election. A political party has to get 5 or more percent of the votes to get into the CHD. There are 160 chairs to compete for. This chart shows the current layout of the CHD.
|NS: 16 seats|
|SD: 15 seats|
|KRS: 14 seats|
|KKS: 11 seats|
|SZ: 32 seats|
|LDS: 35 seats|
|AGR: 26 seats|
|ND: 11 seats|
Next Chamber of Deputies election: 2018
The Senate is the upper house of Drabantia's parliament. The senatory election are held every two years. In each election, a third (27) of the senators gets replaced and a third of the districts is eligible to vote. The senatory election has two rounds. In the first round, people vote for their favorite candidate. The two most voted candidates then pass on to the second round, where they compete against each other. The winner of the second round gets a chair in the Senate.
|NS: 6 seats|
|SD: 8 seats|
|KRS: 8 seats|
|KKS: 6 seats|
|SZ: 13 seats|
|HZK: 3 seats|
|Independent: 3 seats|
|LDS: 14 seats|
|MON: 1 seat|
|AGR: 14 seats|
|ND: 5 seats|
Next senate election:
In the communal election, citizens either elect the mayor and the municipal assembly of their municipality, or they elect the regional assembly. Both of the kinds are held every four years, two years apart from each other. The vote share needed for a party to get into a municipal/regional assembly varies from each region.
Next communal election:
- Municipal assembly: 2018
- Regional assembly: 2020
- President: Radovan Bašta
- Prime minister: Květoslav Koutecký (LDS)
- Minister of Foreign Affairs: Jiří Veselý (LDS)
- Minister of Defence: Otakar Přivřel (SD)
- Minister of the Interior: Jan Vlach (SZ)
- Minister of Justice: Viktor Smrček (KRS)
- Minister of Finances: Václav Šípek (LDS)
- Minister of Industry and Trade: Jaromír Mazal (SD)
- Minister of Agriculture: Cyril Čestný (KRS)
- Minister of Environment: Drahomíra Morávková (SZ)
- Minister of Infrastructure: Petr Dlouhý (SZ)
- Minister of Social Affairs: Jana Horáková (NS)
- Minister of Healthcare: Milan Proska (NS)
- Minister of Research and Education: Jaroslav Svačina (SZ)
- Minister of Culture and Sport: Josef Červený (LDS)
- Minister of Development: Magdalena Smetanová (LDS)
In Drabantia, the judiciary is separate from the government. There are four levels of courts (District, Regional, Superior, Supreme) and then there is the Constitutional court.
Embassies of Drabantia in foreign countries
- Belgravia - Luslandija near Slovech rw. station, Slovech
- Litvania - Unnamed street in Egalice
- Myrcia - Grosvenor Plaece/Winter Straet, Dunwic
- Neo Delta - Doigat Street, Malojdeh
- Pohenicia - near University Hospital, Puerto Elisabeth
- Pretany - Court Street near Terminal Dock station, St. Richards
Embassies of foreign countries in Drabantia
- Belgravia - Buková 14, Drahns
- Litvania - U Mincovny 15, Drahns
- Myrcia - Václavská 4, Drahns
- Neo Delta - Buková 11, Drahns
- Pohenicia - U Mincovny 3, Drahns
- Pretany - Vysoká 25, Drahnns
See also: OGF guide to embassies
Drabantia has a free market. However, the state owns all of the insurance, healthcare, education, car crash assistance, infrastructure and resource extracting companies and has set strict social, labour and environmental rules.
There are four basic types of tax in Drabantia:
- Standard income tax: 25 %
- Lowered income tax: 15 % - for part time jobs, socially disadvantaged people, single mothers etc.
- Standard retail/sale tax: 20 %
- Lowered retail/sale tax: 10 % - newspapers, hygiene objects, pharmaceutics etc.
Major companies from Drabantia
For the full list, see Companies in Drabantia.
- Popsip - soft drinks
- PP - organic food store chain
- John's - fastfood chain
- knihy.db - bookstore chain
- Dermogena - cosmetics
- Kostroj - machinery
- Täel - mass transport vehicles
- DAT - cars and trucks
- Golco - watches and precise machinery
- POFT - furniture
- Krystalan - glass
- Preciox - jewelry
- Kermat - ceramics
Drabantia is self-sufficient in a large variety of products thanks to agriculture and mining rules set by the government, however some products still get imported.
- food products
- precise machines
- name brand fashion
- name brand food
According to the 2007 census, the population of Drabantia is:
- 95 % Drabantian
- 3 % Escadian
- 2 % other
Drabantia is a strictly secular country and not many people living there are religious. Fidelity started decreasing as soon as in the 1800s. According to the 2014 estimate, the population of Drabantia is:
- 51 % agnostic
- 8 % atheist
- 24 % Evangelic
- 9 % Catholic
- 5 % other Christic
- 3 % other
- Urbanisation rate: 65 %
- Population change: 0.02 %
- Average life expectancy: 79.6 years
- male: 77.5 years
- female: 81.6 years
- Fertility rate: 2.1
- Infant death rate: 0.03 %
- Literacy rate: 99 %
- GDP per capita: $40,811
- Purchase power parity (PPP) per capita: $38,204
- Average salary: 48,000 DBK (20,000 USD)
- Unemployment rate: 5 %
- Percentage of employed people by sector:
- primary: 5 %
- secondary: 22 %
- tertiary: 73 %
There are five levels of education in Drabantia:
- daycare (age 1 - 3)
- kindergarten (three years, age 3 - 6)
- elementary and middle school (nine years, age 6 - 15, mandatory)
- high school (four years, age 15 - 19)
- college (depends on chosen field, age 19+)
All of these are free for anyone to attend. In addition, the state widely supports poor families with elementary/middle school-aged kids by providing them with school supplies, and covers 70 % of school lunch costs for everyone. All schools in Drabantia are state-owned by law.
Healthcare is free for everyone based on obligatory health and social insurance. The only medical procedures not covered by the insurance are plastic surgeries, drugs and medicaments such as glasses or braces. The quality of the healthcare is very high. There are five university hospitals throughout the country.
Drabantia is one of the leading countries in global medical research. Drabantian scientists have made great progress in fields such as proton therapy, cancer treatment and cardiovascular disease treatment.
Transport and Infrastructure
Drabantia has a medium-density road network. There are five basic types of roads in Drabantia: highways, primary roads, secondary roads, tertiary roads and local roads.
- D1: Drahany - Třesno
- D2: Varventis (Escadia) - Plzín - Třesno - Luženec - UL108f
- D3: Drahany - Nové Město nad Banujem - Ostrovany nad Banujem - UL100h
Major primary roads
- 1: Třesno - Ústí nad Boravou - Živá Voda - Vysočany - UL100g
- 4: Nové Město nad Banujem - Lipice - Plzín - Třesno - UL108d
- 5: Starý Osek - Hradec nad Boravou - Lipice - Ústí nad Boravou
- 6: Banujský Nový Luh - Ústí nad Boravou - Jařiny - UL100f
- 8: Ostrovany nad Banujem - Živá Voda - Měděná - UL100f
- See also: List of railways in Drabantia
Drabantia has a dense and well-maintained network of railways. The standard gauge of the railways is 1435 mm. All railways in Drabantia belong to and are maintained by DBSI. However, any company can operate trains in Drabantia as long as it pays the rail usage fee.
- 010: Drahany - Plzín - Lipice
- 120: Plzín - Třesno - Luženec
- 130: Starý Osek - Hradec nad Boravou - Plzín
- 140: Hradec nad Boravou - Lipice
- 170: Drahany - Starý Osek - Banujské Pavlovice
- 210: Lipice - Ústí nad Boravou - Živá Voda - Vysočany
- 300: Banujské Pavlovice - Nové Město nad Banujem - Ostrovany nad Banujem
In Drabantia, public transport is an important part of any city or town. It usually comprises of an inner city tram/trolleybus network, outer city bus network and a railway connection. Public transport lines use the Drabantian Regional Prefix System.
Public transport in major cities
- Drahany: tram lines, bus lines
- Třesno: tram lines, bus lines
- Lipice: bus lines, trolleybus lines
- Nová Plzeň: bus lines, tram lines, trolleybus lines
There is only one central public transport authority in the country, the Public Transport Organization Bureau.
Public transport companies
Drabantia lacks a sea connection. The only large body of water it has access to is the Egalian Lake. There are three navigable rivers: Luhava, Borava and Banuy. The biggest harbor is in Drahany. Ship transport is not very used in Drabantia, as most cargo gets transported by train.
Due to the hill-ish or mountainous character of the country, air transport is rather rare. The biggest airport in the country is the Václav Karel III. Airport Drahany. The only Drabantian air company is called DBA.
All energy infrastructure and distribution companies are owned by state. This provides fixed, stable prices for the consumers.
All electrical power gets produced by Drabantská energetická společnost. The yearly energy consupmtion per capita is around 6000 kWh. This makes the total yearly consumption around 21 billion kWh. Most energy gets produced by:
- Hydroenergetic facilities (40 %)
- Solar and thermal power plants (30 %)
- Wind turbines (20 %)
- Coal power plants (10 %)
There are no nuclear power plants in the country. The government also encourages energy saving, so the energy consumption is slowly but steadily decreasing.
All water is produced by Drabantské vodovody a kanalizace. There are local watertowers throughout the country. The quality of the water is carefully monitored, making Drabantia's tap water one of the cleanest and safest in the world.
Heating and gas
Drabantia has no natural gas resources, therefore it depends on importing. A big part of the heating consumption is covered by incinerating garbage though.
Main article: Drabantian
Drabantian movie industry began growing in the 1920s with the opening of Weger's Film Studios in Drahany. Nowadays, Drabantian movie studios focus on co-producing foreign movies and are well-known for mastering advanced movie effects.
Aside from several gothic, baroque or renaissance churches, castles and manors, Drabantia is rich mostly in modern architecture wonders.
(More coming someday.)
Drabantian cuisine is influenced by the infertile soil the country has. The traditional ingredients include potatoes, oat, lamb meat, cheese, wild berries and herbs. Here are some of the meals quintessential to Drabantia:
- Potato pies (baked mashed potatoes with ham and cheese, often fried in an breadcrumb crust)
- Game with wild berries and sour cream
- Goat cheese and raspberry salad
- Potatoes with thyme and caraway
- Rosemary tea
- Lavender and salvia soda
- January 1st - New Years Day
- April 14th-16th - Spring Holiday
- May 1st - Labour Day
- May 15th - Nation Day
- July 17th - Republic Day
- November 17th - Youth Day
- December 24th-26th - Winter Holiday
Drabantia is not a famous tourist destination. Only around 4 % of the GDP comes from tourism. However, many local people prefer vacationing in their home country to travelling abroad, according to the Drabantian Statistic Bureau 2015 Tourism census.
Places of interest
- National Park Banuy Woodlands (Banujské luhy)
- National Park Razniky Mts.(Razníky)
- National Park Long Mts. (Dlouhé hory)
- Historical buildings
Drabantia is a member of:
- Academic Support International (Drabantian: Akademická internacionála)
- Assembly of Nations (Drabantian: Shromáždění národů)
- Excluding the area of Egalian lake.
- Official description provided by the party's website, hnutizakulturu.db.