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Guai

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Capital: Pirindi
Population: 5,871,750 (2015)
Anthem: Ios Guai

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Guai (pronounced /gwaj/), is a country located on the northwestern coast of Antarephia. Guai is bordered to the North by AN136, Oxhano and The Kōpere Bay, by The Koropiko Bay to the East, and by the Hesperic Ocean to the South and West. Its capital is Pirindi and the largest city is Vai. It is a small country of 29,056 km2 (11,219 sq mi) and has a population of about 6 million people.


Guai
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Anthem:
Ios Guai
To you, Guai
CapitalPirindi
Largest cityVai
Official languagesGuaiian
Ethnic GroupsTBC
DemonymGuaiian
GovernmentUnitary Parliamentary Directorial Republic
 • Council of State15 Counsellors of State
LegislatureNational Council
Area
 • Total29,056 km2
11,219 sq mi
Population
 • Estimate (2015)5,871,750
 • Density205/km2
527/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2015
 • TotalTBC
 • Per capitaTBC
HDI (2015)Steady 0.923
very high
TimezoneWUT +0:30
CurrencyLian (GUL)
Drives on theleft


Etymology

Guai (oudated Ingerish spelling Gwigh) derives from pre-Taukan root Guo (/gwo/), possibly meaning "fertile plain", and -ai suffix denoting a region or a country, hence, "Land/Region of the fertile plain". Historically speaking, Guai was only the central plain located mostly astride Urán and Astel Cantons. Guai has no official name. Consequently, it is referred just as Guai for all official purposes.

History

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History of Guai
Prehistory15000 BC - 1500 BC
• Kailan Stone Age4000 BC - 3000 BC
• Kaitan Cultures3000 BC - 1500 BC
Classical to Early Modern Taukan2000 BC - 1649 AD
• Arrival of Taukan Tribes2000 BC - 500 BC
• Silver Age500 BCE - 200 AD
• First Golden Age200 - 1502
• Ulethan colonies & Sabishiian Kingdom1502 - 1652
Early Modern to Modern Age1652 onwards
• Old Republic & Second Golden Age1652 - 1791
• First Constitution1791
• Sabishiian War1831 - 1833
• New Republic1848


Geography

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Geography of Guai
ContinentAntarephia
Area
• Total29,056 km2
11,219 sq mi
• Water (%)2%
Population density205 km2
527 sq mi
Time zoneWUT +0:30
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Politics

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Government of Guai
Unitary Parliamentary Directorial Republic
CapitalPirindi
Head of state
• Council of StateFiordja Pemel (President)
Hag Uarai (Vice-President)
LegislatureNational Council
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JudiciaryHigh Court of Justice
Major political parties
  Tè Ald Moixe
  Tè Ald Áulera
  Tè Ald Palaóuni
  Tè Ald Bandori
  Tā Uūn
  Guai í Dja
  Athrid Guai
  Tè Koalició Radikál
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Politics in Guai operates under a framework laid out in the Constitution of Guai. First written in 1848, it made official the system which had been Guai's for over 350 years: a unitary directorial republic. The Constitution was amended many times such as in 1862 to enact universal male suffrage, in 1912 to extend this right to women or 1926 when The National Council's term was changed from four to five years. There are three main governing bodies on the national level: the unicameral National Council (legislative), the Council of State (executive) and the High Court of Guai (judicial).

Parliament

The Rūn Palaóuni (Guaiian Tè Rūn Palaóuni, pronounced /tə ɾu:n pala’ɔwni/ lit. The People's Council), also known as The National Council in Ingerish, is the unicameral national parliament (legislature) of Guai.

The 179 members serve five-year terms, with elections held every five years, or earlier in the relatively rare case that the National Council dissolves itself. All candidates must be at least eighteen year old, there is no term limit. The elections use the mixed-term mixed-member proportional representation, half of the Members of the National Council are elected directly in the 90 constituencies of Guai, the other half are elected from the parties national lists in such a way as to achieve proportional representation for the total National Council, although a party has to win one electoral seat or 5 percent of the total party vote before it is eligible for these seats.

The National Council holds its sessions in the Council House (Guaiian: Tè Tic Rūn, pronounced /tə tiʃ ɾu:n/), located on the top of Kerma Hill in Pirindi. The Council House was built from 1912 to 1920 in a early Art Déco architecture style. Topped by a 130-metre tower, the building is the tallest Pirindi. Until 1921, the Council met in the old town in a former patrician townhouse adapted in the early 19th Century to fit its new role. It is now a museum.

Government

The Rūn Mati (Guaiian Tè Rūn Mati, pronounced /tə ɾu:n 'mati/ lit. The State Council), also known as The Council of State in Ingerish, is the fifteen-member executive council which constitutes the national government of Guai and serves as the collective executive head of government and state of Guai.

It is appointed by The National Council for 5 years, after every new general elections. Legally speaking, the National Council can vote a motion of no confidence in one Councillor or the Council of State collectively. While the entire council is responsible for leading the National administration of Guai, each Councillor heads one of the fifteen national executive departments. The central administration is housed in two twin buildings located on Kerma Hill: The East and West National Administration Buildings.

Local government

Guai is a centralised republic. The institutional and territorial organization is chiefly governed by Territorial Reform Act of 1961. This law provides a two-level system with Rov or Canton, and Poro or District (lit. circle). These entities have existed since the late 18th Century with different rights and objectives. Before 1961, Districts were further subdivided into Municipalities or Inda that ceased to exist as political subdivisions on 1 January 1965. Yet, Municipalities as still used for statistics or some local purposes.

Law and judicial system

Law in Guai is mainly of legislative origin. From the late 19th century, these provisions have undergone a comprehensive process of codification. Death penalty was legally abolished in 1908 and the last execution occurred in 1870.

The judicial system of Guai is divided between courts with regular civil and criminal jurisdiction and administrative courts with jurisdiction over litigation between individuals and the public administration. Appeals can be made to one of the five Courts of Appeal, the High Court of Guai being the final court of appeal in the Guaiian justice system.

Economy

Companies in Guai

List of companies in Guai

This is a list of notable companies with primary headquarter located in Guai.

Name Industry Sector Headquarters Rov Founded Notes Ownership Guaiian
AIMS Financials Financial services Vai Poro Vai 1972 Private Yes
Aspra Industries Industrials Defense Koiri Astel 1784 Private Yes
Azure Air Consumer services Travel & tourism Jom Urán 1992 Airlines Defunct Yes
Bank Guai Financials Banks Pirindi Poro Pirindi 1791 Central Bank Public Yes
Borem Consumer services Broadline retailers Vai Poro Vai 1902 Department store chain Private Yes
BPV Financials Banks Vai Poro Vai 1812 Private Yes
Clearflow Financials Financial services Vai Poro Vai 1970 Private Yes
Elek Guai Utilities Electrical distributor Pirindi Poro Pirindi 1952 State power generation Public Yes
FlyMe Consumer services Travel & tourism Jom Urán 1998 Airlines Private Yes
Guai Airways Consumer services Travel & tourism Jom Urán 1934 Airlines Private Yes
Hesperic Bank Guai Financials Banks Vai Poro Vai 1912 Private No
Hidjin Industrials Building materials & fixtures Keroli Iap 1904 Building materials Private Yes
Inat Djagi Ítama Financials Banks Kūra Ítama 1856 Saving bank Private Yes
ÍNTEKA Technology Software Vai Poro Vai 1961 Private Yes
Kopàg Consumer services Food retailers & wholesalers Taike Táriao 1954 Retail food, supermarkets Private Yes
KoPaSa Consumer services Travel & tourism Pirindi Poro Pirindi 1941 Passenger Rail Public Yes
Kredit Fenu Financials Banks Vai Poro Vai 1898 Private Yes
Lamba Industrials Business support services Pirindi Poro Pirindi 1968 Engineering consulting Private Yes
Meisa Gol Consumer goods Clothing & accessories Pirindi Poro Pirindi 1975 Clothing retailer Private Yes
Merp & Jones Industrials Business support services Vai Poro Vai 1974 Auditors Private Yes
Nonkond+ Industrials Oil refining, filling stations Vai Poro Vai 1992 Yes
OVERSPORT Consumer goods Clothing & accessories Iápuiam Poro Vai 1978 Clothing and sportswear Private Yes
SÍLENIS PHARMACEUTICS Health Care Pharmaceuticals Vai Poro Vai 1994 Pharmaceutical company Private Yes
TÁNGOKÏO Consumer services Travel & tourism Jom Urán 1972 Airlines Private Yes
Tola Industrials Transportation services Nikin Poro Pirindi 1982 Airport operator Public Yes
Vai Tūri Vai Industrials Transportation services Vai Poro Vai 1864 Seaport operator Public Yes
Watanabe Air Lease Industrials Transportation services Jom Urán 1987 Aircraft leaser Private No
Wnorkw Consumer goods Food products Taikarí Karnaki 1913 Private Yes

Notable companies

Aspra

Aspra Industries (SA), is an Guaiian defence company and weapons manufacturer. It manufactures firearms, ammunition and military technology. Its small arms are very popular throughout the world.

  • History

Founded in Koiri in the late 18th century by brothers Emen and Soroi Klaj as a trip hammer factory. Aspra was named after the mythological shield that threw projectiles back at the attacker. A stylized shield still stands as the company's logo.

Infrastructure

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Infrastructure of Guai
Driving sideleft
Railways
• Passing sideleft
Gauge1,435mm
• Electrification25kV 50Hz AC
Mains electricity240V 50Hz
Telephone code+501
Internet TLD.gu

Energy

Since the 1970s, Guai has been operating a nuclear power plant on the shore of the Pórinkon Bay in Táriao Canton. Its 4 nuclear reactors produce about 35%

Transport

Roads

Traffic keeps to the left side of the road.

Trains

The railway network of Guai is operated by the national Railway Company KoPaSa (Guaiian: Korporació Palaóuni tā Snet Arla, lit. National Corporation of Iron Links). KoPaSa provides both long-distance and local train services. Virtually, all lines are electrified using 25 kV 50 Hz AC overhead line and conform to the standard gauge. All trains drive on the left.

Airports

Guai's main civil airport in Vai International Airport located near Erfán, Urán Canton. Another minor international airport, Northern Guai International Airport, is located near Ēkw and serves the northern part of the country.

Demographics

Languages

The de facto official language of Guai is Guaiian (Guaiian: Guaii or Bahma Guai).

Education

Health

Guai has got a universal healthcare system since the 1926 Health Law that grouped several healthcare provisions that had existed since the 1870s.

Culture

Guai is usually viewed as a very socially progressive society. Married women can vote since 1912 whereas unmarried female proprietaries could vote since the 1840s. Traditionally, few legal restrictions applied to women but those have been repelled, step-by-step, in the course of the 20th century. Same-sex sexual activity has never been criminalised and LGBT rights are quite extensive: same-sex couples have been legally able to marry and adopt since 1998. Registered Partnership Law of 1988 apply to both heterosexual and homosexual couples. Vai houses a vibrant LGBT community whereas its northern neighbourhood Djima is famous for its annual Pride Parade in early December. Social equality is quite central in Guaiian culture. The country has always been a republic or a set of semi-independent republics and privileges and rights of the upper bourgeoisie vanished in the mid and late 18th century.

Religion

Until at least the first half of the 20th century, dominant belief in Guai was called Ohoism, an amalgamation of religio-philosophical traditions that has a significant impact on shaping Guaiian culture. Since then it has steadily declined and today Guai has one of the least religious populations in the world.