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|United Republic of Kara |
Fjörnåde Repúblikke Kåra (Karska)
Motto: Fjörnåde för Dämókrati (United for Democracy)
Anthem: Sjänge som än (Sing as One)
Kara, officially known as the United Republic of Kara (Karska: Fjörnåde Repúblikke Kåra; Reuntha: Ánure Řepúblix̌ Kǿre; Vezhek: Vorencka Republika Kyorja; Kirek: ᛃᚠᛖᚱᚾᛟᛞ ᚱᛖᛈᛖᛈᛚᛁᚲᚨ ᚲᛟᚱᚨ; Thilshullian: Gemǣnsumod Rīcuþēod Cǣra) is a country in East Uletha. It shares a border with Älved, Boscunis, Glaster, and UL22c.
The United Republic of Kara was established in 1934 with the signing of the Union Treaty of Kara, which united the independent states of Karskat, Thilshull, Reuntha, and Vezhekja under a federal democratic republic. The Republic of Kirek joined the union in 1952.
Initially a 4-state (5 after Kirek joined) federal union with a very weak federal government, each state remained relatively distinct culturally and linguistically. However, increased cultural mixing and growing demands for federal infrastructure and social programs led to the drafting of the United Kara Amendment of 1978, which passed with strong support from voters of all regions. The amendment, which took effect on 1 January 1979, created a new constitution that replaced the Union Treaty as the law of the land, replacing the initial 5-member national council that ruled with the current system of a national president, 300-member legislature, and a much less powerful national council. It also abolished the 5-state system, replacing it with the current 16-state federal system.
Today, Kara is a modern, highly developed country with a regulated capitalist economy focused on modern agriculture, technology, and a small but rapidly-growing renewable energy sector. The government provides many benefits to citizens, especially to the socioeconomically disadvantaged. The national constitution guarantees significant freedoms to individuals and protection for ethnic minority groups.
Geography and Climate
Kara has a mixed temperate climate. The southern coast and Tebbjet River valley are particularly temperate, while the northern states are characterized by an alpine mountain climate.
|Government of Kara|
|Federal presidential constitutional republic|
|Head of state|
|• President||Kiri-Anna Päjtersson-Årdl|
|• Speaker of the National Commission||Æstred Marija Gabrælzen (ᛇᛊᛏᚱᛖᛞ ᛗᚨᚱᛁᛃᚨ ᚷᚨᛒᚱᛇᛚᛉᛖᚾ)|
|• Speaker of the Legislature||Kristjan Nijkolässon-Värgren|
|• Upper house||National Commission|
|• Lower house||National Legislature|
|Judiciary||High Court of Kara|
|Chief Judge of the High Court||Stǽfon Ǯöð|
Major political parties
|Assembly of Nations - member state • Association of South Ulethan Nations - observer state|
|Administrative divisions of Kara|
Kara consists of 15 federal divisions, known as länär (LE-ner) or states, which have considerable governing power. Each state is further divided into municipalities, known as kommunär (CO-moon-eyr); each municipality administers public works and utilities as well as some local community programs.
|Name (Native Name)||Capital||Names||# in State|
|Bjergdals Län||Kärrstad||Älfeslätts Kommun
|Gvajllåds Län||Söjlestad||Andräjshäms Kommun
|Hrajvuns Län (ßřǽvuη Skřö́ʒe)||Xúlebøg||Sořη Gjúxöřp
|Kåra Stads Län||Kåra|
|Otalid (ᛟᛏᚨᛚᛁᛞ)||ᚨᚾᛞᛇᚱᛚᛁᛞᛊ ᚲᛟᛗᚢᚾ (Andærlids Komun)
ᛊᚠᛇᚾᛚᛁᛞᛊ ᚲᛟᛗᚢᚾ (Sfænlids Komun)
ᚨᚲᛇᛚᛁᛞᛊ ᚲᛟᛗᚢᚾ (Akælids Komun)
ᛟᛏᚨᛚᛁᛞᛊ ᚲᛟᛗᚢᚾ (Otalids Komun)
|Ljenbäkks Län||Nykojpeng||Björnaryds Kommun
|Mittedålts Län||Strammesdal||Ängeskögs Kommun
|Murräs Län||Väjtspläjt||Flödsdålts Kommun
|Rövings Län||Hjeplingåde||Bjurbo Kommun
Kara's national anthem, Sjänge som Än, was written for the ratification ceremony of the United Kara Amendment; the first act of the National Legislature made it the official national anthem.
|Komme og sjänge som än
Komme, föräna vårt land
Vi kommer åt stå tillsamms
Vi kommer åt vår bara
Låt os stå för saningen
Låt os sjänge för rättvis
Vi älskar dämókrati
Vi ska hjälpe varandra
Vi ska sjänge för frädhät
Vi räspékterar andra
Vi räspékterar vårt häm
Utmaningar ställs öferfun
Örättvis vi bäkämpa
Komme, vi vinner kampän
Komme og sjänge som än
|Let us come and sing as one
Let us go unite our land
For we are united as one
We unite for all that's fair
Let us stand for what is true
Let us stand for what is just
And we love democracy
We will lend each other aid
We will sue for lasting peace
We respect each human heart
We respect this land that's ours
Challenges, they shall not stay
And injustice may molest
But we fight it to the end
Come, the battle must be won
Let us come and sing as one
|Demographics of Kara|
|Official languages||Karska, Thilshullian (Tillehyllun), Reunthan (Řjúnþeř), Vezhek (Vèžèk), Kirek (ᚲᛁᚱᛖᚲᚨ), Ingerish|
As a multinational state, several languages are used across Kara, and five languages (Karska, Thilshullian, Reunthan, Vezhek, Kirek, and Ingerish) are federally recognized as official languages. Among them, Karska is the most commonly used.
The map below shows the distribution of dominant language across Kara: Karska (green), Thilshullian/Ingerish (red), Reunthan (yellow), Vezhek (purple-blue), and Kirek (light pink-purple).
Karska (Kårska) is a Gaermanic language that is the lingua franca of Kara. It is the most widely spoken language in the nation. It uses a 26-letter Latinic alphabet.
|Letter||IPA||Rough Federal States Ingerish Equivalence|
|⟨ə⟩ or ⟨ɜ⟩ when at the end of some words||problem|
|⟨ɛ⟩ (when the first letter of a word or with diacritic)||ever|
|⟨o⟩ (when with a diacritic, uncommon otherwise)||over|
|Rr||⟨r⟩ for "r"||no Ingerish equivalent, similar to Castellanese rolled "r" as in perro|
|⟨ɾ⟩ for "rr"||no Ingerish equivalent, nearly a very quick ⟨d⟩ as in dote|
|Yy||⟨y⟩||no Ingerish equivalent, essentially an ⟨i⟩ in me with rounded lips|
In Karska, the first syllable of a word is always emphasized, except when otherwise marked with an accent on the vowel of the syllable to be emphasized. Áá, Íí, and Úú are prononced the same as their "core" letters (Aa, Ii, and Uu, respectively), while Éé and Óó are pronounced as Ää and Öö, respectively.
Example pronunciations of words/terms/names
|Term/name||IPA||Rough Federal States Ingerish Equivalent|
|Bördäjgrådes Län||boɾdɛjgrɔdəs lɛn||Bor-deyg-rawd-uhs Len|
|Fjörnåde Repúblikka Kåra||fjornɔdə ɾəpublika kɔra||Fyoor-nah-duh Ruh-poob-lee-kah Kaw-ra|
Kirek is one of the official languages of Kara. It is spoken in Kireks Len in the north of the country. Mutually intelligible with Karska and Vezhek, most linguists consider it to be a dialect of Karska. The most substantial differentiator of Kirek is its writing system; traditional Kirek writing uses a different character set than Karska, although a Latinic transcription is becoming increasing common among native speakers as well.
Vezhek is one of Kara's official languages, and it is spoken in Vezheks Stot in the northwest portion of the country. It is mutually intelligible with both Karska and Kirek, and most linguists consider it a dialect of Karska for this reason. While it does use the same character set as Karska, Vezhek attaches different sounds to some letters and diacritic marks.
Thilshullian is a Gaermanic language spoken in Thilshull State in eastern Kara that is recognized as an official language of the country. It is most closely related to mainstream Ingerish, although some Karska and Reunthan terms have entered the vernacular. It is often used alongside Ingerish in Thilshull State, with Thilshullian spelling and grammar conventions being used in slang and informal contexts and "proper" Ingerish conventions used in formal settings and with non-Thilshullians.
Karska is the most widely spoken language in Kara and is the native language of most of the country's residents. Vezhek and Kirek, spoken in the northern portion of the country, are generally considered to be dialects of Karska as they are mutually intelligible with each other and Karska. The writing systems of the three (when using the Latinic character set for Kirek) are also mutually readable. Nonetheless, the Karska government does recognize the three as separate languages, thus ensuring that each language is taught and used in society.
Reunthan is a Gaermanic language that is one of the official languages of Kara and is widely used in the northwestern regions of the country. Most linguists agree that the language is most closely related to Karska; however, over time Reunthan has incorporated elements of other languages, particularly Thilshullian and Ingerish. It is not mutually intelligible with Karska, but studies have shown that native Reunthan speakers have a significant advantage in learning Karska, and vice versa.
Reunthan uses the Latinic alphabet with a few additions. A phonetic language, each letter in Reunthan makes only one sound, and each sound is represented by exactly one letter. Letters with carons (Ňň, Řř, X̌x̌, Žž, and Ǯǯ) are considered distinct from their caron-less counterparts (Nn, Rr, Xx, Zz, and Ʒʒ, respectively) and make distinct sounds. The same is true for Öö and Øø, which are considered distinct from Oo. Accents on vowels (Áá, Ǽǽ, Éé, Íí, Óó, Ö́ö́, Ǿǿ, Œ́œ́, Úú, Ýý) are used to indicate emphasis placement in multi-syllable words and do not change the sound made by each letter.
|Aa||⟨æ⟩||"a" in bad|
|Ææ||⟨aɪ⟩||"y" in by|
|Dd||⟨d⟩||"d" in done|
|Ff||⟨f⟩||"f" in far|
|Gg||⟨ɡ⟩||"g" in good|
|Hh||⟨h⟩||"h" in happy|
|Ii||⟨i⟩||"ee" in meet|
|Jj||⟨j⟩||"y" in you|
|Kk||⟨k⟩||"c" in can|
|Ll||⟨l⟩||"l" in like|
|Mm||⟨m⟩||"m" in morning|
|Nn||⟨n⟩||"n" in no|
|Πη||⟨ŋ⟩||"ng" in sing|
|Oo||⟨ɑ⟩||"o" in dot, "au" in aught|
|Öö||⟨o⟩||"ó" in camión|
|Øø||⟨aʊ⟩||"ow" in now, "ou" in loud|
|Œœ||⟨oʊ⟩||"ow" in low|
|Řř||⟨ɹ⟩||"r" in run|
|Ss||⟨s⟩||"s" in so|
|ßß||⟨ʃ⟩||"sh" in shut|
|Tt||⟨t⟩||"t" in english|
|Ðð||⟨ð⟩||"th" in they|
|Þþ||⟨θ⟩||"th" in think|
|Uu||⟨u⟩||"oo" in goop|
|Vv||⟨v⟩||"v" in victory|
|Ww||⟨w⟩||"w" in water|
|Xx||⟨t͡ʃ⟩||"ch" in choose|
|X̌x̌||⟨χ⟩||Kalmish "ch" in words like "Bach", etc.|
|Yy||⟨eɪ⟩||"ay" in day|
|Zz||⟨z⟩||"z" in zebra|
|Žž||⟨d͡z⟩||"ds" in ends|
|Ʒʒ||⟨ʒ⟩||"zh", Frankish "j"|
|Ǯǯ||⟨d͡ʒ⟩||"j" in jaw|
|Fjerx̌||Forest (a big one)|