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|Democracy of Artenia|
Freedom and Individualism
All Will Prosper
|Official languages||Ingerish, Native Artenian, Yurish|
|Nationalities||82.5% Artenian; Other 17.5% (incl. Yurisian, Archantan, Xsegunisian, Deodecan, and Ataraxian)|
|• President||Charles Gorby|
|• Vice President||Jordana Kamenitz|
|• Senator||Ken Domo|
|• Vice Senator||Afir Catana|
|• Upper house||Senate of Artenia|
|• Lower house||House of Counties|
|• Total||TBD km2|
TBD sq mi
|• Water (%)||TBD|
|• Census (2019)||8,120,594|
|• Total||$912.387 billion|
|HDI (2018)|| 0.926|
|Currency||Artenian Dollar (ARD)|
|Drives on the||right|
Artenia (map), officially Democracy of Artenia, is a country located in the interior Naobanian Sea of Archanta. It is bordered by the Naobanian Sea to the north and west, Deodeca to the northeast, Kanitario to the southeast, and Yuris to the south. Artenia's economy is heavily dependent on its technological, transportational, and international assets, mostly found in Deplorine and Ginsburgh, with the rest of the country reliant on agriculture, resource extraction, tourism, and commerce. The nation's capital is located in the west coast of the north peninsula in the city of Deplorine.
The first area of modern-day Artenia for which there are records of permanent human settlement is the coast along the Gulf of Artenia, which was home to the original Native Artenians. It is believed that Artenian civilization developed as interconnected small groups that had made their way west from the Wendyll Desert and began trading with the more tribal Yurisians around 600 BCE. Early Artenian city-states formed a loose confederation that was part of the larger Yurisian region of influence, and by the 4th century BCE, Artenian states were completely connected by early trade routes through the surrounding waters and major roads.
Today's Artenian state can trace its roots back to 1756 CE, when an Ingerish man named Jekryll H. Sayne began to explore the teachings and homes of native leaders in the region. Sayne and his group (called wazers, the followers of the unknown) were brought to the bottom of a mountain valley now known as the Southern Range. Isolated from the rest of the world, Sayne and his fellows taught the natives of modern ways and religions. Surprisingly, the Artenians had a trade route and gatherings with nearby Kanitario, which taught of modern practices. Sayne slowly trekked back to the Naobanian Sea and back to Winburgh, telling of vast agricultural and resource-rich lands in present-day Artenia, opening the forgotten empire into international relations.
The natives began trading with the Kanitario along the River Rhodes around the turn of the 20th century CE. By then, Artenia had become a Christic society and was quickly losing ground to old native rituals closing in from the Yurisian west. In less than a century, native practitioners had been wiped off the map, and the foreigners migrated down from the surrounding gulfs, founding the city of Deplorine in 1927 alongside the Artenian community, once large, now decimated.