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Deodeca, officially the Commonwealth of Deodeca is a sovereign country in southern Archanta. It consists of 12 provinces that span 685,000 square kilometres (264,000 square miles), making it one of the largest countries in the world. It borders Ardencia and the FSA to the east and south-east, Ambrosia to the southwest, and AR043 to the west. The capital is TBD, and its largest city is TBD. The Ambrosian exclave of Upper Crown (Haute Couronne)∈⊾ sits between the Deodecan provinces of AR060-3 and AR060-4. Deodeca is a member of the Ingerish Commonwealth, having gained independence from Ingerland in UNKNOWN YEAR. It is also a member of the Assembly of Nations.
The earliest inhabitants of the Deodecan territory were various Native Archantan (or Native Astrasian) groups that prehistorically migrated from North Archanta. These tribes became culturally and physically distinct from other native tribal groups such as ones located in the Federal States and Ardencia. Among the hundreds of tribes, each developed their own unique internal culture and mythologies. Within Deodeca, there were over TBD major groups that formed rudimentary 'tribal empires'. The Tshayhamhash people of Ingerish Asperia once occupied a large empire that covered the northern portion of Ingerish Asperia. With history being passed down through oral history and art, much of today's knowledge is developed from archaeological findings.
Native groups have been retrospectively grouped by geographic area to a total of six groupings. The North Horn First Nations (Ingerish Asperia and Katichtishan), Central Prairie First Nations (Central Deodeca), Northeast First Nations (Peralia and part of -11), Island First Nations (Queen Adelaide Island), Lake First Nations (Nawagan and Agawaskway) and Alpine First Nations (Ateria and Ouanatchkan). These groupings refer to individual tribes that shared somewhat common cultural traits with each other.
Native peoples largely lived off the land and commonly hunted bison, deer, rodents, and occasionally birds. Fishing was also very common and Ulethan explorers described very advanced fishing techniques and technologies developed by some tribes. Tribes usually lived along rivers or near water areas. Canoes and boats were constructed using bison or deer hide and were used for transportation and fishing.
There were sometimes conflicts between groups and native oral history describes a particular long and bloody war between TBD and TBD some TBD years ago. Interactions with groups outside of the Deodecan region were rare, mainly due to natural barriers. Some trading was done by lake tribes, as boats allowed for easy access across the lake. The Queen Adelaide Island tribes remained largely isolated from the greater landmass for hundreds of years and developed a distinctly unique cultural and spirituality.
For thousands of years, the indigenous groups occupied the land without any interaction with Ulethan peoples.
Deodeca has vast and varied geography that covers a large portion of western Astrasia. Deodeca has extensive maritime borders that extend into the "Sea of Deodeca" and some of the Grand Lakes (Lake Amanecer and Lake Betaouais), giving it a large EEZ.
Northern Deodeca sits mainly within the Cfa and Cfb climate ranges in the north. These provinces are most susceptible to thunderstorms and strong ocean winds. Ingerish Asperia's western coast is most prone to these seaborne storms and breezes due to its position on the Asperic northward current, and is the wettest part of the country. Areas east of (insert name of mountain range), such as eastern Ingerish Asperia and Kastichetshan, receive lower precipitation due to the rain shadow.
As for Southern Deodeca, its distance from the ocean guarantees a mostly continental climate (primarily Dfa and Dfb). However, the number of large lakes allows for a more humid climate in these regions, further enabling the lush temperate to boreal forests that dominate the southern half of the country. Lake-effect snowfall is especially high on eastern shores of Lake Ouanatchkan, as well as in limited amounts along lakes Betaouais and Amanecer.
Deodeca's abundance of water resources is due to its density of water networks. Deodeca has over 200 major rivers. Major rivers include Ingerish Asperia's River Agnes and Umbra River, Peralia's Jersey River, Agawaskway's Frontenac River, Ouanatchkan's Edrange River, and above all, the Odeka River, which bisects the entire nation. The lakes of Deodeca are an important resource, both economically and environmentally. Lake Ouanatchkan, Lake Betaouais, and Lake Amanecer are among the most important and largest lakes in Deodeca. These contribute to inland Deodeca's moderated climate and provide water resources for humans and the environment.
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|Flag||Name||Coat of arms||Code||Capital City||Largest City||Population||Total Area in km² (mi²)||Land Area in km² (mi²)||Map|
|Agawaskway||AW||Kingstown||Kingstown||8,500,000||46,134.08 (17,812.47)||37,726.49 (14,566.28)||Map∈⊾|
|Argueil||AG||Liernase||Liernase||41,977.52 (16207.61)||TBD (TBD)||Map∈⊾|
|Ateria||AT||Glenburn||Glenburn||7,926,000||56,002.26 (21,622.59)||52,108.68 (21663.68)||Map∈⊾|
|Ingerish Asperia||IA||New Reydon||Stonesipher||10,100,550||126,605.94 (48,882.83)||99,884.22 (38,565.51)||Map∈⊾|
|Peralia||PE||Creswick||Creswick||7,228,361||49,330.44 (19,046.59)||43,287.75 (16,713.49)||Map∈⊾|
|Queen Adelaide Island||QAI||Lamington||Lamington||956,000||27,206 (10,504)||11,935 (4,608)||Map∈⊾|