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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.
Since the Amendment, Kara has grown increasingly cohesive culturally and linguistically. Karska has become the lingua franca of the nation, with recent estimates putting Karska knowledge at over 95% of the population, due in part to the National Language Education Act of 1984, which required that Karska be taught in schools alongside the native language. The later National Language Education Act of 1992 additionally helped to preserve native languages by requiring all students to demonstrate proficiency in the local native language, Karska, and another of the native languages of their choice (students in Karska-speaking areas must learn two other native languages).
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
|Demographics of Kara|
|Official languages||Karska, Thilshullian (Tillehyllun), Reuntha (Řjúnþeř), Vezhek (Vèžèk), Kirek (ᚲᛁᚱᛖᚲᚨ), Ingerish|
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, a Gaermanic language with a moderate connection to Karska, is spoken in the northeast area of the country and is also federally recognized as an official language. It is not mutually intelligible with Karska, but studies have found that native Reunthan speakers are able to gain proficiency in Karska with substantially less effort than native speakers of less connected languages.
Thilshullian, a dialect of Ingerish, is spoken in the southeastern portion of the country. It is recognized as an official language of the country but is only taught as a distinct language in Thilshull. Often spoken alongside Ingerish, most Thilshullians will use Thilshullian for informal communication between native speakers and Ingerish for formal communications and communication with non-Thilshullians.