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"Omet Piex yun Simar"
We Have Chosen to Stand Together
|Ethnic Groups||Tieyan 99%|
|• Upper house||TBD|
|• Lower house||TBD|
|• Estimate (TBD)||TBD|
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Tiey, officially Republican Tiey, is an island nation consisting of the island of Tiey and its surrounding islets. Lying in the Yersinian gulf in the southern hemisphere, Tiey is the third-largest island in the Harda Archipelago in southern Antarephia. Tiey's distinct culture is thought to have resulted from admixture between an indigenous population and colonists from northern Antarephia around 700BCE. The island developed into a major regional trading power, particularly through mineral exports. Tiey's geographic isolation from the Asperic Ocean allowed it to avoid Ulethan colinisation in the early modern period, and through a mixture of Tieyan political maneuvering and global disinterest in the region, the island largely avoided falling under the sway of foreign powers.
The country made attempts to modernise its economy, government and industries in the 19th century, but in the 1920's a global slump in mineral prices, a sovereign debt crisis and military failures abroad culminated in the collapse of the government. The heavily decentralised political system somewhat softened the blow of this collapse, and the island existed as a collection of self-governing cities and rural regions until the 1970's, when a new national government was formally estabished as a means to manage a communal infrastructure and development fund.
As part of the mountain chain running through southern Antarephia, Tiey is highly mountainous. The eastern side of the island is dominated by a string of glacier-capped mountains, and the steep valleys and cliffs of the eastern coastline have presented a barrier to development on that side of the island. As a result, the eastern coast is heavily forested.
Development is concentrated on the western side of the island. In the northwest, the mountains descend into a broad plateau and eventually terminate in steep cliffs. Rivers flow across this forested landscape, descending into gorges in the east of the plateau and eventually flowing out into the floodplains of Tiey's northwestern coastline. These floodplains are divided by the NAME TBD mountains. A notable feature in the southern end of the plateau is NAME TBD, Tiey's capital, built on the shores of the country's largest lake, LAKE NAME.
BAY NAME, a large natural harbour surrounded by mountains, is found in the southwest, and in the far southern coast forests give way to tundra and bare rock.
The majority of Tiey's population live on the floodplains in the northwest of the island, where the climate is warmest. The country's largest city, Port City, is located on a cluster of islands at the foot of MOUNTAIN NAME on the coast. The higher altitudes on the plateau make farming more difficult, and the majority of this land is used for forestry or cleared for grazing, and is less densely populated than the lowlands. The island's capital is at the southwestern end of the plateau, both to exert political power over the inland regions of the country, and also due to the religious significance of LAKE NAME.
The cold climate in the southwest has restricted development around the BAY NAME, but small fishing communities can be found in this area, as well as the southernmost city of NAME. Tiey has enormous mineral reserves, and mining operations are concentrated in the southwest, with NAME serving as a key shipping port for these resources.
The difficult terrain on the eastern coast of the island has heavily restricted development there, and only a handful of small settlements exist in the northeast.