|6, 54, 124|
|Second Alvedic Confederacy|
Zwíe Älvidske Idgenis
Dviene Aliudske Samelnud
Mi Älvidskar / Anua Aliudskere (We Alvedians)
|Official languages||Alvedic, Techerian|
|Nationalities||Alvedic 95% (about 2/3 Adventians and 1/3 Techerians), other 5%.|
|• Total||162750 km2|
|• Estimate (2020)||4350000|
|Currency||Alvedic Ringan (ACR)|
|Drives on the||right|
The Alvedic territory has been sparsely populated before the middle ages, except for the coast. Techerian people are the native, and are related to Lathonian and Littic people in Keira, as well as Ispelians. Alvedic people are of mixed origins between Techerian and Mergan settlers. Luinese, the ethnic group from the Luin peninsula, were related to Darcodia and Ispelia too, but their language went extinct in profit of Alvedic language.
In the middle ages, the region was christianized by Darcodian Church, though a reform took place later in Aldland, and the region is now home to a holy place of a specific "pagano-christic" church. Those two currents coexist now. Then, the current territory of Alved was conquered by the Keiran empire and stayed in it for a couple of centuries. But in the 1970-80s after a long period of instability, people of the Alvedic countries fought for their independence and a "de-keiranisation" took place to different degrees, it is noticeable particularly on the fact that Alved and Keira drive on different sides (Alved having changed to right-side like Neberly or Karolia when rebuilding the roads in the 1990s).
The first Alvedic Confederacy was a federation of the four historic nations Adventsland (home of the Alvedo-Gyarman people), the Federation of Vyzdian tribes (semi-nomads who came far northeast Uletha), Brevinia (home of the Brevinian people), Romindia (home of the Techerian people - the northeast known as Forogia or Boscunis being a sparsely populated dependency of Romindia at that time). Then, following political unrest between the nations in the context of an oil crisis, embargo, and serious problems of transport it became Alvedic Union for a short time (~1994-1996), with a somewhat authoritarian government, relocation of Vyzdian "gypsies" in what is now Vyzh-Ulz, and Alvedic slowly being pushed into education and administration. At the fall of the Union, there was an important conflict between the different ethnic groups, the pro-Union, and the separatists. Eventually most Vyzdians (semi-nomadic people from the north) were displaced out of Alved to their own territory which is now the Vyzh-Ulz.
Due to their remoteness, most regions of the country have been very isolated in the past, and the lack of development during the transition to independence led to frequent clashes between the fragmented populations and cultures. At the turn of the XXIst century, the Älvi valley, Thürsland, and the maritime provinces have seen an economic expansion, due to the road and rail connection between Keira and Neberly, crossing Älved.
The second Alvedic Confederacy of 1996 is made of all former Alvedic and Techerian land except all the northeast part who declared independence as Boscunis (United Woodlands).
In 1998, southern Luiana (now the autonomous region of Luin), which was a disputed area, joined the Confederacy, giving Alved a significantly larger access to the sea and important agricultural regions.
Continental climate with various features: small mountain ridges, long hill ridges, big plains, and big shallow lakes with marshes. The climate is more temperate in the Älvi plain due to the lakes, and harsher in regions like Norrbunden, Paradisem, or Mittelälved.
The biggest lake, Bärniseien (ing. 'Bear Lake', tec. 'Lemen no Arth') has a maximal depth of ~ 15 m and has a very variable level. In the autumn or winter it can even split into 3 different lakes, leaving large swamp areas on the sides. During the high water season, small boats can cross it entirely from northeast to southwest. Bärniseien generally freezes during the winter. Work is being done to adjust the water levels and make the "canals" navigable year-round, but it is hard work due to the lack of development of the region.
The tree line in Älved is about 1200-1500 m. The highest point is called 'Godspferdsadel' (God's Horse Saddle, about 3000 m), an isolated ridge of big summits in the Oberthürser Alps. The highest permanent settlement is Alpe Saðel, a ski resort, at around 1600.
People and languages
Standard Alvedic and Techerian are the national languages, but some local dialects are spoken and recognized as such. See The Alvedic Countries.
Due to high prices, climate conditions, past oil crisis, and even strong traditional values (village spirit) in some areas, Älved's road system is largely underdeveloped outside the main international highways. The amount of vehicles per capita in Älved is one of the lowest in Eastern Uletha. It is so low that even the road classification system has been remade to describe public transportation lines and fret lines, so that those get the funding first. Public transport by road is a mix of bus companies and private-owned minibus or shared taxi lines. There are still tens of thousands of inhabitants in remote villages where access by road can be impossible in the winter, and even thousands without any road access at all.
Rail network is reliable, though it can be slow. The national company ÄBB (Älvidske Bundisbánar) / ANI (Aliudske Natusnadin Iron-Aityrar) manages most of the rail network. There are some narrow-gauge local railways too. Some areas of Norrbunden can't be reached by road (the iron mining town of Eirend), and the vehicles are brought there by train carriage or by river boat. Transport by helicopter is existent in Norrbunden too.
The roads in Älved:
- marked with MOTORWAY and TRUNK are the main international road system, used for fret and long distance.
- marked with PRIMARY are the main national road network and bus system. Frequent long-distance and local bus lines operate on them. They are paved in priority.
- marked with SECONDARY are the local connections to villages. Local bus lines operate on them at regular schedule. They are generally paved.
- marked with TERTIARY are non-residential roads of least importance. Out of towns they are generally unpaved. They might be impassable in the winter.
- marked with UNCLASSIFIED are local tracks passable with a vehicle.
- Tracks are generally impassable with standard vehicles.
|Name||Capital||Lang.||Area (in km2)||Population (2020)||Density (2020)||Known for||Local development index||High definition mapped zones|
|Adventia||Adventikem||AL||4030||480 000||119.1||High-tech industry, services||above average||City of Adventikem|
|Aldland||Stýra||AL||1 348||140 000||103.8||Tourism||rich area (highest)||Whole region, especially near the Althurm|
|Älvbak||Älvbak (Ailubak)||AL||4 303||185 000||43||Mining||average||-|
|Arlebak||Olchemler||AL||2 004||125 000||62.3||Food production, Services||above average||-|
|Arpitinia||Guarera||AL||2 791||70 000||25||Agriculture||low (lowest)||-|
|Arthland||Sant-Mauritz||AL||8 283||195000||23.5||Mining (formerly oil and natural gas)||average||-|
|Bärnhaven||Bärnhaven (Berenaven)||AL||5 310||135 000||25||Fish and fruit production||average||City of Bärnhaven|
|Delta||Brava||AL||6 190||225 000||36.3||Fruit trees||average||-|
|Lacustria||Eruddun (Dun Erud)||AL||2 118||185 000||87.3||Fish and agriculture||average||City of Eruddun|
|Luin||Luin||AL||7 505||175 000||23.3||Agriculture and orchards, Sea-related sectors||above average||-|
|Maeritim-Tekerie||Mist||AL||6 854||400 000||58.3||Agriculture, meat and dairy, packaged food||average||Muraliud region|
|Medes-Tekerie||Corbak||TC||17 087||360 000||21||Agriculture, construction industry||below average||-|
|Middelälved||Silsee||AL||5 439||85 000||15.6||Meat and dairy||low||-|
|Norrbunden||Evschen (Ewistid)||AL||29 299||110 000||3.75||Wood, fish, wild game meat, mining||low||-|
|Paradisem||Míninburgh (Minenburag)||AL||16 643||150 000||9.01||Wood/Logging, industry||low||-|
|Pyrnius||Pyrnius||AL||9 322||145 000||15.5||Intensive fruit production||above average||-|
|Raukajd||Raukness||TC||5 066||240 000||47.3||Mining, Tourism||average||-|
|Romind-Tekerie||Piascargil||TC||13 144||275 000||20.9||Services||average||-|
|Suurland||Adventsiled (Ilad)||AL||3 340||105 000||31.4||Industry and services||low||-|
|Thürsland||Grunbak||AL||6 444||245 000||38||Services||above average||Füllbierg countryside|
|Thurulstad||Thurulstad||AL||4 647||235 000||50.5||Services||average||most of the urban areas|
|Ulveaven||Ulveaven (Ulfhaven)||TC||1 583||85 000||53.7||Meat and dairy, Fish||below average||-|
Agriculture, logging, livestock, fishing, tourism and some mining. Some parts of the country remain largely undeveloped.
Metal industry, wood industry (woodwork, paper and carpentry) are the most proficient industries. Microtechnology is somehow well-developed in the Älvi basin too.
Aldland is the richest region, being considered a "holy land" and one of the oldest permanent Alvedic settlement, they get an additional benefit from tourism including religious tourism. Also, the high fertility rate of Aldland (around 2.6) makes the region an important provider of new population including for the other regions (1.9 to 2.1).