Rogolnika

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United Rogolnikan Federation
Rogolnika
Flag
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Motto:
"Freedom, Unity and Prosperity"
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Map of Rogolnika
Capital
and largest city
Ergolanyum
Official languagesIngerish, Kiolari
 • Regional languagesEguliarkan, Drulli Creole
Ethnic Groups
(2014)
Kiolaris, Eguliarkan, Ingerreni (mixed), Native Rogolnikan
NationalitiesRogolnikan (93%), Drulli (3%), Khaiwoonese (2%), Mecynian (1%), Other (1%)
DemonymRogolnikan
GovernmentFederal Parliamentary Constitutional Republic
 • Prime MinisterEdward Raheli
 • PresidentOliver Saldiyu
LegislatureRogolnikan Parliament
 • Upper houseHigher Council
 • Lower houseChamber of Deputies
Area
 • Total110,442.03 km2
42,641.91 sq mi
 • Water (%)13
Population
 • Estimate (2017)14,678,000
 • Census (2016)14,284,107
 • DensityTBD/km2
GDP (PPP)2016
 • Total$ 0.572 trillion
 • Per capitaTBD
GDP (nominal)
 • TotalTBD
 • Per capitaTBD
HDI (2016)Steady 0.76
high
Timezone+9.00
CurrencyRogolnikan Rundel (RRD)
Drives on theright
Internet TLD.rg
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Rogolnika, (Ingerish: [English pronunciation:[rɒˈgɒlːnɪkɑː]]) officially the United Rogolnikan Federation, is a sovereign state in the northern part of Archanta. It is bordered by AR052a to the north, AR047 to the west, AR061 to the south, and the Drull Free State and Gulf of Archanta to the east. Its capital and largest city is Ergolanyum, located in the eastern part of the country.

The oldest recorded human settlement in the present-day Rogolnikan territory dates back around 1,000 B.C.E. Colonized by the Ingerish people in the mid-16th century, Rogolnika achieved its independence in 1727 after a 4-year war of independence, and became a kingdom. For the next 118 years, the territories of the Kingdom of Rogolnika were united together under a single monarch. It flourished and prospered as a significant maritime nation in the Archantian continent, utilizing the wealth generated from trade with foreign nations. In 1845 a liberal constitution was ratified that allowed a more democratic ruling of the monarchy. After a period of political and societal decline, the country was declared a republic in 1886, and a civil war followed that engulfed the country for the next 4 years. Reconstruction began afterwards and Rogolnika gradually developed into a wealthy nation throughout the early 1900s to the 1930s.

In the 1940s, political instability became rampant and the suffering of economic sectors led to an economic decline. A dictatorship rose to power in 1952 to fix the country's problems. It lasted until 1979 when a military government was installed that promised to provide peace, order and the reorganization of the nation's political system. In 1982 democratic rule was restored once again.

Etymology

The name "Rogolnika" came from the Ridollani word "rogolni" which means "land". The prefix -ka was added by the Ingerish to assign a 'collective name' for the land of their subjects, so the name became Rogolnika. Since the land was settled by three groups: the Ridollanians, Sontriannis and Romaldegans, the Ingerish colonists did not want to divide them and name the land to a specific group of people, so they chose a neutral name for the land. They realized that it would be difficult to rule their subjects if they are divided.

Geography

Rogolnika has an area of approximately 110,000 km2. It is bordered by AR052a to the north, AR047 to the west, AR061 to the south, and the Drull Free State and Gulf of Archanta to the east. The country is divided into four geographical regions. The mountainous areas are situated at the western and southern region, while the central areas are densely forested. The northern part is mostly flat and it is were most farmlands are located. Coastal areas are situated further south and through the easternmost part of the country.

Climate

User:Asparagus/Sandbox/CountryProfiles/Climate#Archanta

History

User:Boge/Sandbox/History of Rogolnika

Government and Politics

National Level

Rogolnika's government is a parliamentary republic, as stated in the recent 1980 Rogolnikan Constitution. The former presidential system of government that turned into an authoritarian dictatorship was abolished by the military in 1979. Under the military rule a Constitutional referendum took place, and military leaders chose the parliamentary system of government.

The government has three branches:

Executive

The Prime Minister (PM) is the Head of the Government and he/she appoint ministers to the Ministerial Council to direct the administration of the country. Usually, he/she is the leader of the majority party in the Chamber of Deputies and also responsible for directing the government affairs and overseeing the whole governance of his party's platforms. Since mid-2015 the current Prime Minister is Edward Raheli from the National Democratic League.

The President on the other hand, is the Head of State. His/her role is purely ceremonial and has no real political power. He is appointed by the Prime Minister and should belong to the same political party as the Prime Minister. He/she can call early elections if the PM resigns or dies, and his term will only end at the appointment of a new President. The current President is Oliver Saldiyu.

Legislative

This branch is called the Parliament and is made up of two parts: Higher Council (upper house) and the Chamber of Deputies (lower house), headed by Higher Council Chairman and the Chamber Speaker, respectively. There are 195 members for the Chamber of Deputies, coming from all the county deputies elected in each Province, while there are 32 Members (2 Members each Province) makes up the Higher Council. These politicians elected in the Chamber proposes the bills that would then be examined and debated by the Higher Council members. These bills would become the laws of the land after the approval of the Prime Minister. If the Prime Minister loses the support of more than half of the deputy members, then the PM must resign.

Judiciary

The National Court of Justice is the highest court of the land, headed by the Chief Justice, who is appointed by the Prime Minister based on the suggestion of the President. The NCJ settles all major disputes and issues, mostly of national importance.

Sub-National Level

Each Province is governed by a Governor, which then appoints his/her Representative in the Provincial Legislatures or Assemblies. Every Province also has their own Provincial and local courts.

Municipal/City Government

Every city elects their own Prime Councillor (Mayor), which is the head of the City Government Council (CGC). The CGC is the main council that governs the city.

Political Parties

List of political parties in Rogolnika and their political philosophies:

National Democratic League (NDL) - nationalism, pro-capitalist, anti-communist, centre-right, democracy

Progressive Party of Rogolnika (PPR) - progressive ideology, state capitalism, anti-communist, centre-left, democracy

People's Radical Anarchist Union (PRAU) - left-wing radicalism, anarchist communism

Alliance for Democracy (AD) - democracy, centrist, anti-corporatist, anti-capitalist

Green Party of Rogolnika (GPR) - environmentalism, green politics

Rogolnikan Patriotic Union (RPU) - anti-internationalist, right-wing, pro-capitalist, pro-monarchist, conservative

Note: Currently the anarchists (People's Radical Anarchist Union) and the far-right nationalists (Rogolnikan Patriotic Union) are barred from participating in parliamentary elections as they represent hateful and extremist values of the right-wing and left-wing ideologies.

List of Prime Ministers and nominal Presidents

Name Term Nominal President Political Party
Felip Koudro 1980-1985 Karo Amalgin PPR
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Nikolas Mitragany 2005-2015 Jan Rikodarge PPR
Edward Raheli 2015-present Oliver Saldiyu NDL

Administrative Divisions

Rogolnika is a federation of 8 provinces.

Flag Province Code Capital Land Area

(km2)

Rel.
LRVFlagEguliarka.png Eguliarka EGLK Domkarad 17477.29 9235
LRVFlagGadzon.png Gadzon GDZN Toularek 6469.12 9230
Gromnard Flag.png Gromnard GMND Garnein 10437.15 9229
Kiolar Flag.png Kiolar KLAR Kiolar City 19915.00 9231
Naghezdan Flag.png Naghezdan NGZD Galenton 8831.23 9216
Nayarmun Flag.png Nayarmun NYMN Neiardel 18053.66 9214
Ridollan Flag.png Ridollan RDLN Ergolanyum 17942.72 9125
LRVFlagRomaldego.png Romaldego RMDG Ethenrul 11315.86 9127
TOTAL 110442.03

Foreign Relations

Rogolnika is a member of the Assembly of Nations, as well as the International Workers Alliance, which is the international organization of left-wing parties.

Currently, the country has foreign relations and embassies with the following countries: Latina, Zylanda, Principado de Vega, Ardisphere, Wiwaxia, Mecyna, Khaiwoon, Onnutu, Gobrassanya, Inretsk, Belphenia, Paxtar, Neo Delta and Commonia.

Relations with Belphenia

During Belphenia's First Leader Reiko Beard's visit to Rogolnika on late March 2015, she and Prime Minister Mitragany agreed to a foreign humanitarian aid for the homeless people in Rogolnika affected by floods and landslides. The agreement states the gradual deployment of 130,000 Belphenian workers to Rogolnika to build houses for the affected people. Belphenian workers have a fixed contract of one year to build houses in the Rogolnikan territory.

The foreign aid will still continue even after a new government is elected to power on July 2015.

Armed Forces

The Rogolnikan Armed Forces is the organization responsible for the protection and defense of the national and domestic security of Rogolnika. It is composed of three branches: the Army, Navy and the Air Force, and are all coordinated under the Ministry of National Defense. The Prime Minister of Rogolnika is the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and holds all the power and decision-making for the country's defense.

Conscription is mandatory for all men starting at the age of 19. Some people may consider a military career as a way to improve themselves and to serve the country. The Armed Forces also has volunteer reserves for peacekeeping missions to the volatile areas around the world, particularly in Commonia. Since the country has never been engaged in a foreign war other than the civil war, most soldiers mainly guards and secures the territorial borders of the country and cracking down illegal and criminal activity together with the help of local police forces. Other soldiers also help and volunteer to local communities and towns for construction and labor jobs while also training in camps outside the cities for two weeks in a month.

Another branch separate from the military but under the Ministry of National Defense is the Internal Armed Forces, and is made up of the Rogolnikan Police Force, Coast Guard, Border Security and Airport Police, all of which manages security measures and combat criminal activities in local areas within State boundaries.

Economy

A coconut plantation in Naghezdan

Major exports are mainly raw materials and natural resources (coconut, pineapple, fruits and vegetables, sugarcane, hardwood, rare earth metals, iron ore, diamond, etc).

The country also manufactures heavy machinery equipment, computer spare parts, clothing, food and many others.

Demographics

Ethnicity

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Languages

Ingerish and Kiolari are the official languages spoken in Rogolnika. In the west and southwestern part of the country, Eguliarkan is spoken in the Provinces on Eguliarka and some areas of Nayarmun. However, it is only a regional language. These area uses Ingerish to communicate to people in the northern parts of the country. Also, both languages are used in television and radio programs, universities and for everyday life.

Rogolnikan Ingerish is almost the same as Ingerish but the words are slightly different.

Ingerish Rogolnikan Ingerish
Post office Mail office
Public toilet Comfort room
Railway carriage Train wagon
Car Park Parking area
Garbage Can Trash bin
Power Socket Electric outlet
trainers running shoes
Petrol Gas
Canteen Foodcourt
Chemist or Drugstore Pharmacy

Culture

Religion

Christic belief, influenced by the Ingerish colonists, is the main religion of the country, while ethnic Kiolaris and Eguliarkan people practice animist beliefs, shamanism and nature worship.

Education

The literacy rate of Rogolnika is around 90%. Usually, around ages 4 or 5 a student starts his/her first level of education (pre-school 2 years), followed by primary school (3 years), secondary school (3 years), and high school (6 years). After completion of high school, students are expected to study in the university/college/technical institution that they want to attend.

Music

Clothing

Sport

Cuisine

Film and media

Attitudes and values

National Character

Here are some stereotypes about the Rogolnikan people:

Rogolnikans living in the EAST = modern, liberal, workaholic, driven by passion/ambition and success, open-minded, more technologically inclined, both Christian and non-religious

Rogolnikans living in the WEST = laid back, pastoral, thrifty, friendly, animists, atheists, traditionalists, democratic, open-minded, family-oriented, wealthy, simple living, carefree, street-smart

However, these stereotypes may not always be true and accurate, since people are always constantly moving throughout the country.

National Flag

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Rogolnika adapted a new national flag in September 4, 1981, using the traditional black-green-blue colors and simplifying the design. The yellow sun represents all the eight provinces that make up the Rogolnikan federation. Color blue symbolizes peace and the green stands for the land. The color black symbolizes determination, struggles and sacrifices of the people to achieve freedom and also against tyranny and oppression.

Holidays

The 'Holidays' are the days that are designated for special, national, provincial, cultural and significant events. If a date is considered a National Holiday, most Rogolnikans are not obligated to work, except for the military. Provincial Holidays, as the name implies, are only holidays that are celebrated in a specific province/s. It depends on each province whether the citizens will work or stay at home during provincial holidays. Statutory Holidays (also called Working Holidays) are holidays that are observed nationally but are not national holidays, and Rogolnikans must work on these days.

The following dates are holidays observed in Rogolnika:

Date Holiday Type of Holiday Notes
January 1 New Year's Day National Beginning of the year
April 5-7 Shamanic Celebrations Provincial; Statutory on other Provinces Observed only in the Provinces of Gadzon and Kiolar; focused on spiritual & psychological healing
May 2 Labour Day National Holiday for all workers & employees
May 12 Independence Day National Commemorates the independence of Rogolnika from the Ingerland
June 3 & 4 Harvest Festival National Local harvests are displayed on parades in all cities
July 17 Family Day Statutory Day of celebration between families and friends and spending time with each other.
September 4 Flag Day Statutory Day of commemoration for the recent flag
October 9 Revolution Day National Day of the victorious military coup that ousted the dictatorship
December 5 Republic Day National Day in which the democratic rule was declared in Rogolnika

Infrastructure

Roads

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Rail

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Air transport

The national airline and flag carrier of the country is the Rogolnikan Airways, which travels to a lot of major cities around the world. Its office is located at the Ergolanyum International Airport (EIA). Other important airlines are KiolAir, which is a regional airline, and the low-cost ViewAir.

Other important airports are Domkarad International Airport (DIA) and Felip Koudro International Airport (FKIA) (named after the first Prime Minister). Both airports act as gateways of Rogolnika and serves as support in handling international air traffic together with the main airport at Ergolanyum.

Sea transport

Work in progress This list is incomplete. It will be expanded in the future.
Provinces of Rogolnika
Eguliarka · Gadzon · Gromnard · Kiolar · Naghezdan · Nayarmun · Ridollan · Romaldego
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