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|7, 0.049, 123.640|
|Lang Republic |
United in Perpetuity
|Official languages||Bahasa Lang|
|• Regional languages||Ingerish, TBD|
|Ethnic Groups||Lang (88.7%), TBD|
|Government||Unitary presidential constitutional republic|
|• President||Adnan Adiaksa|
|• Vice-President||Vania Prasetyo|
|Legislature||Assembly of Consultation|
|• Upper house||Council of the Provinces|
|• Lower house||Council of the People|
|• Total||TBD km2|
TBD sq mi
|• Estimate (TBD)||TBD|
|• Per capita||TBD|
|• Per capita||TBD|
|HDI (2014)|| 0.885|
|Currency||Lang Perak (p) (LGP)|
|Drives on the||left|
The Lang Republic (/læŋ rᵻˈpʌblɪk/ lang-rə-pub-lik; Lang: Republik Langaea [rɛpublɪk laŋ]), also less commonly known as Langea (/lændʒiːɑː/ lan-jee-ah; Lang: Langaea [laŋgaɪa]) is an island country off the coast of Archanta. Its capital city is Rakata and its largest city is Tenggara. It lies to the north of Calliesanyo across the Mayar Channel, and north of AR006 and AR054 across the Lang Sea; east of Andalaz and the Pasundan-Padjadjaran territory of Subhang; west of Triada across the Sea of Awleter; and southwest of West Commonia.
The name Lang is derived from the Lang word for eagle, elang, owing to the prevalence of eagles in the Lang archipelago—the eagle, more specifically the Lang Eagle, have long been the symbol of Lang unity and nationalism. From the Lang Unification until the 1949 centralization, the full title of the Lang state was Perserikatan Repoeblik2 Langgaea (Reformed spelling: Perserikatan Republik-Republik Langaea), which translates to "the Lang Federated Republics" (commonly referred to simply as "the Federated Republics".
Prior to the founding of the modern Lang state, the Lang archipelago was divided into numerous smaller states. By 1850, there were 28 sovereign states across the archipelago. The largest of these states was Rakata, a republic (indeed, one of the earliest) occupying the East Lang Plain centered around its capital Tenggara. Rakata had traditionally been a regional power, exerting its influence over the myriad of small Lang states. Rakata was a naval power with a large deepwater fleet whose grand strategy revolves around maintaining a sphere of influence around its immediate borders while at the same time keeping a balance of power to keep the bigger Lang states in check, preventing them from challenging Rakatan hegemony of the archipelago. Rakata became increasingly concerned as external powers began to adopt more imperialist foreign policies and started extending their influence into the archipelago, threatening to challenge Rakatan hegemony. Rakata reacted by orchestrating wars and alliance systems whereby Lang states unite behind Rakata against perceived foreign aggression. Decisive Rakatan victory in the First Rakatan-Commonian War in 1840 resulted in the withdrawal of Commonian influence in the eastern Lang archipelago and the subsequent creation of the Lang Confederation, a union of eastern Lang states which solidified Rakatan hegemony in eastern Langea. However, Commonian influence remained strong in the far western parts of the Lang archipelago, where local rulers resented Rakatan influence. Rakata responded with soft power—at least initially—by strengthening the Lang Confederation and at the same time bolster unity among eastern Lang states in hopes to isolate the western states and capitulate the Commonians. A tariff union among the Lang Confederation was introduced in 1844, integrating the economies of eastern Lang states. This was followed by a defense union in 1856 that unified the eastern states' military forces. Though the west became increasingly isolated, Commonian support prevented the western states from failing and, by 1860—a full 20 years since the creation of the Lang Confederation—the west was still under Commonian, not Rakatan, influence. The most noteworthy of the western states was Tanamera, which had been suspicious of Rakata and had been very welcoming of foreign interference to balance Rakatan hegemony. The enduring status quo prompted Rakata to take a harder stance against the west by planning a full invasion. While the western seas were guarded by the Commonian navy, Tanamera had the largest land army among the Lang states—by itself nearly as large as the combined land army of the Lang Confederation. This made a land incursion into the west difficult. Instead, Rakata orchestrated a naval blockade of the Lang archipelago's western shores with the Lang Confederation's massive unified navy. In 1862, the blockade went into full force, culminating in a direct naval confrontation between the Confederation and Commonian navies which became known as the Second Rakatan-Commonian War. The unified Confederation navy proved too formidable against Commonia's Lang forces. The Commonians eventually capitulated, surrendering the western Lang seas to Rakatan control. Koealahoedjoeng (now Kualaujung), the capital of Tanamera and the site of Commonia's primary naval base in the Lang archipelago, was besieged for 3 months. The war ended in 1863 with the destruction of the weakened Tanamera army by Confederation land forces, the complete razing of Koealahoedjoeng, the partition of Tanamera into smaller occupied territories and the incorporation of these territories and other west Lang states into the Rakata-led Lang Confederation—essentially the near-total annihilation of "separatist" Tanamera identity and a forced assimilation into eastern Lang culture.