Kėzėpölān

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10, -64.7424, 102.1873
ꘃꗽꕶꕞ
njökā jörānė lëkŵkpö tŵ-kkėzėpölā
፻ንጆካ ጆራኔ ለኩቦቱ
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Motto:
꘎꘎꘎ ꖗꔒꔓꔀ ꕿꕐꖷꖁ ꘎꘎꘎
"...turn around, little lizard..."
Anthem:
꘎꘎꘎ ꔌꔎꔲ ꔠꔫꔖꕷ ꖎꖁ ꔡꕇ ꘎꘎꘎
"...using eyes to reflect the soul trapped in a mechanized shell..."

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Location of Kėzėpölān in S.Antarephia
StatusTerritorial settlement (de facto independent state)
Capital
and largest city
ꗵꕌꗬ-ꘃꗽꕶꕞꘉ
(dėhāmė-kkėzėpölānė)
Official languages[none]
 • National languagesKikapi
Ethnic GroupsKöpā (c35%), Unknown (c40%), Other Indigenous Antarephian (c10%), Mahhalian(c10%)
DemonymKėzėpölānt
/Kėzėpölāntic
SovereigntyRewk Mahhal
Legal JurisdictionKėzėpölān
GovernmentAnarcho-industrial Feminist Co-operative
LegislatureK-Theory
 • Main voting chambertālårān tėlårö
History
 • Established1836
 • Independence1947 [1]
Area
 • Totalc1000 km2
Population
 • Census (2015)>750,000
 • Density>1000/km2
GDP (PPP)
 • Total>0
TimezoneUT + 6⅚ (6:50)
CurrencyRānė (KZR)
Drives on theleft
Internet TLD.kz
OGFSCC country codeTKZ
Kėzėpölān (Kezepolan) is a de facto independent sovereign state in Southern Antarephia. It is located on islands in the Harda Archipelago in the southern Asperic Ocean and is a self-governing protectorate of the Mahhalian Alliance. The islands are legally independent from the seven kingdoms of Mahhal.

Legal status

Main article Legal status of Kezepolan

Although no formal independence has been granted, Mahhal has not intervened legally or politically in Kezepolan since 1947.

Name

The name of the country is taken from the kikapi language and can be translated as "secret harbour". The long name of the country does not qualify this name, but expresses the mental description and evaluation of the place which has been given the name of Kezepolan, indicating that this name has been given by people who are connected to it and will be retained as a concept for eternity.

Geography and climate

Kezepolan is located on (a number of) different islands, many of them mountainous, some with areas of sub-antartic austral forest. The main focus of population is on the largest island, today itself called 'Kėzėpölān' by its inhabitants. The islands have a cold maritime climate, hardly ameliorated by the Harda current, a warm ocean current that runs down the east coast of Antarephia. The climate is much colder than most of the northern kingdoms of Mahhal or Tárrases. Winters are long and dark and snowfall is experienced in the mountains.

Government

Kėzėpölān is well known for having no official government.

Inhabitants and 'citizens'

The majority of Kėzėpölānts are of mixed ancestry.

Language

The indigenous Antarephian language kikapi is the main language spoken in Kezepolan. Mahhalian is a minority language. These languages dominate cultural and political exchanges. Kikapi speakers include a large proportion of non-indigenous people, an interesting anomaly in Antarephia where language shift towards colonial languages has otherwise been a nearly universal cultural and identity marker of people of mixed ancestry.

Economy

144 Kėzėpölā Rānė banknote. The 144 Rānė note displayed here is commonly known as '1 Nîrė'. The DD100 indicates that the currency is duo-decimalised
The central island of Kėzėpölān is densely urbanised and supports heavy industry along with food processing and hi-tech manufacturing.

Kėzėpölān is dependent on maritime trade and marine resources.

The settlement operates a unique financial system which today incorporates virtual transactions.

Political structures and organisation

K-theory is the basis of politics and the rule of law in ‘the Settlement’.

The basis of government rests on the work of a group of early 20th century trade-union members, the ‘K-theorists’. These theorists developed concepts of resource-limited industrialisation which incorporated military, social and cultural targets.

The overt aim of politics in Kėzėpölān has never been to develop democratic government; it has been to develop a shared and sustainable resource and an independent worldview.

Rather than focusing on individual voters, the political process revolves around 'Ānkön'(ANKOs) – in simple terms ‘shared interest groups’. Representatives of these groups – either randomly selected or elected from within the group – represent the group’s interest to the wider society.

Kudosi events contribute to policy revisions.

International representation and international relations

Kėzėpölān is represented on some international bodies.

Kėzėpölān has a number of small offices around the world, but these are not official embassies or consulates.

Kėzėpölān has not officially recognised the Assembly of Nations but is considered a member by most Kėzėpölānts and by governments around the world.

Culture

The culture of Kėzėpölān is distinctive and focussed on creativity, learning, technological innovation and sharing.

Property and land cannot be owned by private individuals. There are no privately owned automobiles. Road traffic is severly limited and infrastructure focusses on rail transport (trains, trams and subways) cycling and footways. Because of the severity of winters many areas are linked by overground or underground foot networks.

Kėzėpölān uses a base 12 number system.

Time

Kėzėpölān uses UTC plus 3 hours 50 minutes (UTC+3⅚).

Sport

Sport is a passion of Kėzėpölānts. The main difference between many other countries is that mixed teams of both sexes predominate. Kėzėpölān has had some notable results on the world stage, particularly in women's sports.

The most played individual and team sports are table tennis, stone-skimming and football. Two versions of football are played: standard 'soccer' and 'Kėzėpölān Rules Football'. There are many different sports leagues and international competitors in many sports. For team sports, mixed competitions follow the standard rules of mixed tournaments with teams composed of around half female and half male players. Although on the world stage this is a minority competition it has a strong tradition in Kėzėpölān. Under the rules of a mixed football competition, for example, a team would be composed of five male players, five female players and a sixth player who could be either sex. Substitutes can also be of either sex, so with three substitutes on the pitch, there could be a maximum of eight players of one sex on the pitch at one time. There are specific rules on substitutions.

In spite of the lack of cars, motorsports are an important part of life in Kėzėpölān. Notably, there is a unique urban rally championship, a Formula Plus competition (which has not always been internationally recognised) a demolition derby race series and a variety of motorcycle and cycle events. Five race tracks are located in the Settlement.

The Settlement has some world-class competitors and teams in athletics, cricket, football, rugby sevens, martial arts and racket sports along with some high quality venues.

See also:
Mahhal
Tárrases

Sport in Kėzėpölān
  1. Last Mahhalian edict applicable to Kėzėpölān