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Grinzez (Grinzian: Krinsej), officially the Republic of Grinzez (Grinzian: Saternarok Krinsejér), is a state in Archanta Minor. It is bordered by AR912 and AR921 to the east, AR923 to the south and AR914 to the west.
Native Krin peoples were first documented in the 11th century, and continued to develop farming settlements throughout north-west Archanta for centuries. Various kingdoms, such as the ?? and Cinasian Kingdoms simultaneously ruled the region, rivalling the Krin kingdoms. The first historical towns then emerged towards the 16th century, where Bai expansionism encouraged engagement in trade with the natives. Meanwhile, the south assimilated with (RW South Indian) civilizations, with broad influences on the region’s language, art and culture.
Despite growing imperialist presence in the region, Grinzez remained free from Ulethan colonisation. The last Grinzian Kingdom ended in 1870. Thereafter the region succumbed to a series of fragmentations from the 19th to early 20th centuries, driven by far-left and nationalist separatist movements, before finally uniting in 1944. Grinzez afterwards became democratic, but politics was largely dominated by single-party coalitions until in 2006, where political changes and constitutional amendments balanced political powers in parliament.
Today, Grinzez is a major economic power in the region and a middle power in global affairs. Its strategic location serves as a key gateway between Uletha and North Archanta, with trade being a key part of the economy along with agriculture and tourism. In recent years, Grinzez has also been driven by science and technological research with a few leading universities and multinational corporations present in the region. Grinzez’s robust multicultural climate has also gained attention in international circles.
The name Krinsej is derived from krin, tracable to the modern-day Grinzian kruen, meaning "traders". In Ulethan circles, the name was heavily voiced, first romanized as Grinzedge by Franquese explorers, and then to "Grinzez" by the Ingerish, as it is known today. The Bai name is 克林斯.
Grinzez is on Archanta Minor's northwestern region, bordering the Belphenian Sea to its north, and the Duradura River to its south, where it shares a border with AR923. Warm currents from AR911 in the north bring in wet summers and dry, mild winters; typhoons and floods have also been recorded.
Grinzez has two mountainous ranges, the YYY range on its western border with AR914, and the ZZZ range which lies in the north-central. The bulk of the country is low-lying temperate woods interspersed with large areas of farmland. The climate varies from savannah in the western ranges, to monsoon tropical in the southern counties and the subtropical climate in much of the north.
About 77 per cent of Grinzez’s land area is developed, with farmland making about half of this; urban development is concentrated in the north-eastern and southern areas. Most of the undeveloped terrain is hilly to mountainous, consisting of grassland or shrubland. 25 per cent of land is designated as country parks or nature reserves.
Government and Politics
Grinzez is a federal parliamentary democracy, with the bicarmal Parliament having administration over national affairs, and the State and Federal Territory legislatures in direct adminstration of their respective region. The head of the state is the President, while the government is headed by a Prime Minister, which holds executive power.
Grinzez is a federation of ten states and three federal territories.
- Federal territories
Native Krin people currently make up 56% of the population, with Bai (21%) and (AR922/923) (15%) being the two largest minorities. The minority proportion is notably larger in urban areas.
Grinzez has historically remained opposed to large-scale religious adoption, and currently maintains a secular state with religious harmony, although folk religions from the south have enjoyed a stable participation rate (8% today). Today, Christicity is the most prevalent religion at 11%, practiced mostly by affluent Bai Grinzians. Imani faiths meanwhile are practiced by 6% of the population as an import from nearby Imanic states.
Grinzez's native language, Grinzian, was first documented in its current form in the late 17th century. Since post-reunification the Republic made the decision to replace Grinzian with Ingerish as the lingua franca, in view of improving “global outreach” and acknowledging the regional diversity in the country. Although the Ingerish language is the official medium of instruction, the Grinzian language is held in high regard by Grinzians regardless of ethnicity; in 2016 it was found that 77% of Grinizians understood elementary spoken and written Grinzian, with 61% displaying advanced proficiency. More recent efforts have aimed to resurrect around 20 dialects and creoles of the Pameric group, mostly found in the south and south-west.