Zylanda

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7, -12.217, 119.432
Republic of Zylanda
Folkssok Zylanda
Flag of Zylanda
Flag
Motto:
"klaar kimming"
honest and true
Anthem:
no text, only a melody
Capital
and largest city
Elegantia
Official languagesZyland, a lower-german language
 • Regional languagessome native dialects
NationalitiesZyland (91 %), Strangers (6 %), Natives (3 %)
DemonymZylandians
GovernmentRepublic
 • PresidentCuat Hansen
LegislatureParlament
 • Upper houseSenat
 • Lower houseRiksdach
GDP (PPP)2014
 • Total$1.200 trillion
 • Per capita$39,507
GDP (nominal)2014
 • Total$yyy trillion
 • Per capita$yyy
HDI (2012)Increase 0.883
very high
TimezoneWUT + 7 h (112,5°)
CurrencyLatina Pound (LL)
Drives on theright
Internet TLD.zy

Zylanda is a country in the western part of Archanta. To Zylanda belonges the Jørpenilands in the south of Archanta. The name "Zylanda" is derivated from "Zyl" - the target, "land" - the land and "-a", the suffix agens as formerly "-er" and means the men, who are active at the land, they had reached.

Zylanda is with his seagoing ships worldwide in a leading position. Zylanda has a long tradtition to sail to the sea, so the Zylanda Shipping Company is important fot the land. Since 1909 the land has a closed cooperation with the land of Latina and since 1965 the same currency, the Latina Pound (LL).

History

First settlement

1469 the merchant and adventurer Piita Wrark from Beltgau stay in Lorredion and at this occasion he discovered the area east of Lorredion - now the Republic of Zylanda. He see a fertile land with many rivers and dense wood and only few hunting indigene people. Back in northwestern Uletha he found a lot of followers and 1477 the first settlers founded the town of Fock in the western part of the new land. On the next years more and more settlers follow. 1487 at the first time this settlers meet at a meadow near Aaby to a "thing" - the birth of the nation "Zylanda".

Zylanda was from 1487 a "colony" of people of mostly "northwestern ulethian" style with a choosen "Thing" (parliament). The word "colony" in the sense of Zylanda means, that here people are sailed to a new land - but there they made theyr own society, not under control of any "motherland". So seen they were free people in some free towns or landscapes (named "rings") of farmers. Most of them are from Beltgau in the western Kalm or around there. This people occupied the valleys til the watershed of the land. Only at Wesfelt they meet the earlyer frenkish soeaking settlers from Lorredion - now the province of Haute-Enclave of Lorredion.

In this time there are no state of Zylanda, but only independen greater towns as Hooptstad, Aaby, Sydstad or Nørdhobn and so called "Landrings" (landscapes) as Wesfelt, Plattland, Øsfelt, Odderndool, Slybeland and some other. Sometimes the one or other had a "feid" (feud) with his neigbours. Only at special events and otherwise all 5 years the "Allthing" for all towns and landscapes come together near Aaby. So it was easy for the troops of the later kings, to conquer the zylandrian communities one after the other.

1524 Dr. Mattn Klodda was one of the man, who reformed the catholic religion after the words of the evangelium and this reform has its feedback in Kalm and otherwise. In Zylanda most people become evangelic, but to stay at the old form of the religion was allowed.

Flag of the kingdom of Zylanda

Kingdom of Zylanda

* 1655 - 1698 Gerald I Bretigny (born 1614)

1645 Gerald Bretigny came as an lorredian diplomat for the Asperic Company to Elegantia. Here he see, hoew easy a land as Zylanda can be taken over. In 1655 in the struggle of the lorredian war of independence Gerald Bretigny and his soldiers came and made the land with violence to the Kingdom of Zylanda. In Elegantia, Superbia (now Rensenbrink) and in Charity he build his palaces and the language of the upper class then was changed to frenkish. 1661 his troop too go to Haute-Enclave and take over this province, formerly a part of Lorredion.

The Bretegny-dynastie was catholic, but not very religious. At first 1659 King Gerald I ban the burning of witches as "barbaric" and all kings had no problem with the fact, that most the people in the land are lutherians. He gave to the land administrative structure in provinces and communes and establish a central government in Elegantia, formerly named Hooptstad. His son Humbert acted as his right hand. After 1680 most of the work was done from his son and the king only has the last word. King Gerald I died 1695 in the age of 81 years.

* 1698 - 1722 Humbert, son of king Gerald I (born 1650)

King Humbert gives 1700 jews equal rights - exactly said, to people of all religions. So in Zylanda the religious live gets more folkloristic as fundamental. Grosso mondo he continued the work of his father. 1720 he start a war against Dandria in the south, but with few success. As 1730 his son king Gerald II made peace with Dandria, only the town of Rumpgaard stay to Zylandya as exclave at the coastline.

* 1722 - 1739 Gerald II, son of king Humbert (born 1676)

Not ever the kings are able, to set her power over the whole land. But til 1868 they hold her place more or less. As Gerald II was crowned to the king of Zylanda, 46 years old, he was the first king of Zylanda, which call together the "Allthing" to get more money. So he opened the box for the opposition and he lost the provinces Wesfelt, Øsfelt and Nørd for a short living independent republic named "Folkssog Zylanda". Til 1731 his troops try to get the victory and at last he must see, that he was not able to win back the northernmost part of the land. In Charity the "Folkssog Zylanda" established 1731 an independent state in the province Nørd. King Gerald II died - 63 years old - with his sons Humbert and Guilleaume in a battle against the republicanian troops near Gupys at a new try, to get back the northern province.

* 1739 - 1747 Charles, nephew of king Gerald II and grandson of king Humbert (born 1701)

Charles Bretigny again try to conquer the lost northern province. 1741 he can win the battle of Reebrygg and can take over the northern province again. This was the end of the first republic in Zylanda. His reign was more violent as at the kings before and a lot of regional riots are slayed down with many blood. To earn more money for his expensive buildings in Elegantia he rise the taxes. The men of the opposition go to jail or are beheaded and the king took houses, land and money of this families in hos own treasurity. King Charles 1747 was killed by riots in Elegantia and the palace are burned down.

* 1747 - 1767 Gerald III, son of king Charles, named "Isenhand" (Ironhand) (born 1725)

At first the young king makes himself dirty hands for to stay at the top of the state. In the new proscriptions of 1748 the families of the man of the resistance lost house and land, go in prison or are killed. Over the land lay the smoke of death.

To make a better immage, Gerald III 1752 conquered the Greunalfdool after the eastern water-shed of Zylanda, in that time named "Transmonte" and build the strong fort of Bretigny, now named Keunichsborch (kings burgh). After 1756, as his reign was strongly established, he was more liberal and try to get more acceptance of the people. Therefore he give a lot of money for art and education. Since 1761 all children in Zylanda has go to school for 6 years. This schools are stately, not observed from the churches. 1767 he died - only 42 years old - by an hunting-accident.

* 1767 - 1803 Phillip I, son of king Gerald III (born 1752)

Gerald III son Phillip I try to make a policy of adjustement. Only 15 years old as he becomes king, he was a marionette of men in the background. Named from the folk as "Doofääg" (means "weak egg"), his meanings and his actions had no clear line. This zig-zag politicy was not better as the king grow older.

Meanwhile from 1767 and later catholic refugees from Kalm arrive in Zylanda to escape the struggle of the War of 9 years in that land. After 1776, at the end of this war, at the other hand evangelic settlers go back to Kalm invited by the government, to take over the since the war ophantened farms there. So the part of the catholic people in Zylanda grow and King Phillip I try to take an advantage of this fact. But the reaction of his silly tacting leads to a high level of unsatisfaction. After the end of his reign nearly two years a civil war paralysed the land. The one party will have with his young son Guilleaume as a better king and the other a republic with the sentence: "Not again a king only 18 years old"

* 1803 - 1804 civil war, (nominal Guilleaume I, first son of king Phillip I - born 1785)

The death of king Phillip I 1803 gives the overhand for the republic, but a republic can be established only in Elegantia, Aaby, the Platland and some nearer regions. In other parts of the land the follower of "king" Guilleaume are the winner of the struggles, but king Guilleaume was not the leader in the dreams of the royalists. King Guilleaume I then resignised 1804 for his brother Phillip II. Guilleaume died 1809 after short illness, only 24 years old. People think, that the reason of his death was poision give to king Guilleaume from the party of the later King Phillip II - but nobody knows this exactly.

* 1804 - 1831 Phillip II, second son of king Phillip I and brother of king Guilleaume (I) (born 1788)

The young Phillip II can establish again the reign of the kings in the year 1804 after the battle of Fiif Wejn. He then give the land a constitution (with many rights for the king and few for the people) and a code civil and code poenal. Phillip II lost nothing from his royal power, but he was one of the better kings because the supremacy of the law in his reign. So he could hold his reign too 1824 after the independence of the colonies of Latina and New Holland, where the republican circles had in the focus.

* 1831 - 1844 Guilleaume II, son of king Phillip II (born 1809)

Guilleaume II (in republican circles called Guilleaume I) changed the constitution of his father in moderate manner and begin to modernisize the land. He let build the first railway line 1842 between Elegantia and Aaby and founded the new harbour in Aaby. So after this works the last king, his brother Gerald IV, has a good start. He died - only 36 years old and without a son - as his anchestor Gerald III - at a hunting-accident in the Chasse de Bretigny in the north of the land.

* 1844 - 1868 Gerald IV, brother of king Guilleaume II (born 1812)

The time has overrun the autocratic reign of kings. 1857 to 1859 Gerald IV was in war with Lorredian about the area of Haute-Enclave and he lost the province. Most people in Zylanda mean, let the frenkisk speaking people there go back to Lorredian. So the revolution 1868 ended the kingdom in Zylanda and the Bretigny-family go into the exile in Cascande, because Lorredian will give no asyl for the formerly royal family.

Rensenbrink

In 1864 - by collecting a new super-taxe - the riots began in the south. The Leader was Cuart Rensenbrink. In the battle of Prøkniland 1868 the last King Gerald IV was killed with a dagger from Rensenbrink himself, but Rensenbrink war murdered by the troops of the king. Therefore the dagger is in the flag of the zylandian republic.

First of all the southern provinces Syd, Dat Plattland, De Heugels, Elegantia, Odderndool, Slybeland, Søønland and Røde Erd made a new independent country as a republic. In the north and in Greunalfdool still the royalists have the power and after de death of the king some warlords made her own thing. So the Republic of Zylanda begun to defeat one after the other and 1874 came Wesfeld to the land, 1877 Øsfeld, 1880 Greunalfdool and at last 1881 Nørd, where Fred Guimares, the so named "Grand roi de Charity" was set in prison.

Modern times

1869 was founded the first modern parliament in Zylanda, elected by all man ("one man, one vote"). First 1902 too women had the right to vote. (more text will follow]

Cooperation with Latina

While Zylanda is the smaller partner, so this cooperation has some negative aspects. On the other hand have Zylanda and the eastern provinces of Latina, the former colony "New Holland", enought influence to balance the interestings against the western part of Latina. This cooperation begun informally with the strong trade-connections between Zylanda and the Colony of New Holland with the harbour Van Pelt since the time of the kings in Zylanda.

People

Zylanda has 44.612.803 inhabitants (zensus 1013). Most of the people are of lower-german, dutch or scandinavish origin (75 %, zensus 2012) or ingerish (6 %). 10 % are other european people, 6 % strangers and 3 % have native anchestors. Language is zylandian. Most of the people speak Latinian too. Further there are closed relations to the often dutch people in the province Holland of Latina around the City of Van Pelt.

The southern part of Zylanda is denser populated. Most people live in the stripe from Elegantia via Aaby to Rensenbrink and Negn Hobn. In the provinces Øsfeld, Wesfelt and Nørd is more agriculture and wood.

Religion is not the main thing in Zylanda. 67 % of the poeple are in no church, 17 % lutherian, 7 % roman-catholic, 2 % anglicanic and 7 % some other religiones (from them 3 % bhuddistic, 1,5 % islamic).

Language

see main article Zylandian Language

The zylandic language is in the kernel lower-german with influence of dutch and danish or other northgermanic languages. So it is meanwhile an own and different branch of the tree of western germanic languages. Some french words are overcome from the french-speaking times of the kingdom of Zylanda and some latinian words and few words of other languages are incooporated in zylandian.

Government

President

The president is elected together from Senat and Riiksdach always then, if the former president there has no majority. If he had, he can stay in this office as long as Senat and Riiksdach allow.

Senat

Every province elected for 12 years two members in this gremium at the same day, as the elections for the Rikstach are. After 6 years is choosen the one, 6 years later the other. Always one choosen candidate is in reserve, if one is not more able for his work in the Senate.

Riiksdach

All 3 years 201 members of the parliament are elected.

Car license plate of Zylanda

Provinces

Zylanda is 247.116 km². The country has 15 provinces ("states"). All provinces have a cortes for local laws and regulations in her capital town.

The Jørpenilands are an 16th province with a higher grade of indipendance. The exclave Rumpgaard at the southern coast in Dandria is a part of the province Syd.

  • Name: Name of the province
  • Capital: Capital town or city
  • Tel: Telephon-codes of the province
  • Post: postal codes of the province
  • Car: Code of the motor-car number (i.e. X - and two or three letters for the town or village and a running number)
  • Notes: General remarks
Name Capital Tel Post Car Notes
Elegantia Elegantia 011 1101 ff E people say only "Ele"
Nørd Charity 021 - 029 2101 - 2999 N "Nørd" means "North"
Wesfeld Fock 031 - 035 3101 - 3599 W means "Western field"
Øsfeld Gupys 036 - 039 3601 - 3999 Ø means "Eastern Field"
Røde Erd Lummerholm 041 - 045 4101 - 4599 RE means "Red Earth"
Oddandool Oddansøø 046 - 049 4601 - 4999 OD means "Otter Valley"
Aaby Aaby 051 5101 - 5199 A means "Town at the river", province since 1908
Dat Plattland Aaby 052 - 055 5201 - 5599 P means "The flat land"
Stakkls Kapp Negn Hobn 056 -059 5601 - 5999 SK means "Cape of Stakkls"
Swattnalf Swattnkamp 061 - 065 6101 - 6599 SW means "Black river"
De Heugels Kattnkopp 066 - 069 6601 - 6999 H means "The Hills"
Greunalfdool Keunichsborch 071 - 075 7101 - 7599 G means "Greenriver Valley"
Slybeland Pentapolis 076 - 079 7601 - 7999 SL means "Land at river Slybe"
Syd Rensenbrink 081 - 089 8101 - 8999 SY means "South"
Søønland Sydnsøø 091 - 095 9101 - 9599 means "Lakeland"
Wessn Ilands Storby 096 - 097 9601 - 9799 WI means "Western islands"
Jørpeniland Jørp 098 - 099 9801 - 9999 Tel from other countries 0612-xxxx

The province "Stakkls Kapp" was with the foundation of the deepwaterharbour of "Negn Hobn" builded with parts from "Dat Plattland" and "Syd". Post and Telefoncodes 10, 12 to 19 and 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90 are for government, military and technical use. Emergency call for police is 10, for fire 12 and for personal help 13.

Flags of the provinces and cities

Cities in Zylanda

Name now Name under the kings name before the kings Inhabitants founded University Transportation Remarks
Elegantia Elegantia Hooftstad 2 243 673 1487 yes, 1701 6 metro-lines
Aaby Aaby Aaby 1 012 521 1488 yes, 1503 10 Tram-lines
Negn Hobn --- --- 844 901 1935 yes, 1937 7 tram-lines founded as deepwater-harbour
Rensenbrink Suberbia Sydstad 623 921 1501 yes, 1722 6 tram-lines
Charity Charity Nørdhobn 588 412 1554 yes, 1758
Pentapolis Pentapolis ----- 576 129 1701 yes, 1905 5 tram-lines
Fock Fontaine Fock 534 921 1533 no
Gupys Abattoir Gupys 501 523 1521 no

Economy

Industry

tbd

Agriculture

tbd

From main importance for the export is the wood of the Iisnholt, (Irontree), the Acer ferrum.

Oecologigal aspects

Zylandian products with a positive oecologigal balance can get the "blue angel", the seal of the stately organisation ØKOZYL.This products are clean, natural and made with fair standards.


Geographic

Sea

In the west of Zylanda lays the Zyland Sii, the Sea of Zylanda. This bay stretches two greater arms wide in the land of Zylanda, to the east the Røde Sund(Red Strait), ending in Elegantia and to the northeast the greater Pladde Sii(Flat Sea), ending in Charity.

Islands

  • Claretti is the only island in the Zyland Sii, which lays north of the main shipping route. This island is departed between Zylanda and Lorredion.

Rivers

Mountains

Highest range in Zylanda is the "Høge Kant" (Hight wall) in the northeast of the land at the boundary to Králiñen. Highest peak of this range - and of Zylanda - is the Iisnseen (Ironstone) with 4234 m. Then follows Sassnstolt (4109 m), Grotet Hoorn (4088 m), Lüttet Hoorn (3989 m), Humbertsteen (formerly Keunich Humbert Steen - king Himbert stone) with 3945 m and Phillipsteen (formerly Keunich Phillip I Steen - king Phillip I stone) with 3856 m.

Highest mountains of Zylanda are in the southeast the watershed of the Greunalf-system and the Oddernalf-system and the range at the eastern boundary. Here stands in row the Odnskopp (Odins head - 3428 m), Højnsteen (Hight stone - 3256 m), Woodnsteen (Wodans stone - 3433 m ), Sankt Paulus Piik (St. Pauls peak - 3143 m) and Dywlshoorn (Devils horn - 3209 m).

More to the south and to the see the range is less higher, the mountain Jovennor Hoorn reach 2401 m. At the western and northern boundary the mountains reach between 900 and 1500 m. The mountains around Zylanda are the watershed of the zylandrian rivers. Only the rivers in Greunalfdool flows to the south and into the sea outside of Zylanda and at the Wesfelt-province the rivers come from the mountains of Haute-Enclave, which is a part of Lorredion.

Above of 3000 m in Zylanda is no wood, but only shrubs or bare rock.

Tranportation

Railways

see main article Zyland Iisnwech Companii

Metro

The only metro-system (subway system) of Zylanda with 5 lines is in the city of Elegantia

Streetcar

The transportation in the most greater towns are organisated with a net of streetcar-lines. In Zylanda we have

  • Aaby - the greatest net in the country with 10 lines
  • Elegantia - only 3 lines remain from the former greatest net of 27 lines in the 1930ies. Most of them are substituted with the metro-lines.
  • Rensenbrink - 8 lines
  • Negn Hobn - 6 lines
  • Pentapolis - 6 lines
  • Rumpgaard - 1 line for touristic use

Roads

see main article National roads Zylanda


National tricot Icehockey

tbd.

Sport

Football

see main article Football in Zylanda

Icehockey

Zylanda lays near the aequator - but nevertheless the poeple play icehockey and in the halls for this sport always are a lot of visitors. May be, in this halls it is cool and ice is rare. In the first league play 12 teams and in the second league 15 teams.


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