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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.
As an Imanish-influenced society without the religious zeal of their neighbors, the Kazari took on a significant role in regional trade during the 14th and 15th centuries by serving as translators and intermediaries between their Serionic neighbors in northern Tarephia and the newly arrived Norlethans. The Parvana Monarchy increased the religiosity of the country's legal and social systems around this time in an effort to preserve what they viewed as traditional Kazari culture. At the same time, the Parvana created a separate legal and social system for the city of Cenet, which they declared açik-alan, Al-Kaza's first "international district."
Over time the monarchy grew more accepting of foreign influence, and the country was quick to industrialize in the late 18th century. Coastal cities thrived, and as the middle class swelled the Parvana created a hybrid political system that allowed for limited democratic representation in the palace advisory. When Prince Ziyaeddin Kerim Parvana died mysteriously days before his coronation following his father's passing in 1826, the resulting power vacuum threatened to destabilize the country.
The prince's death led to a three-year "cold civil war," with various royal factions vying for power. In 1829, with trade already declining, the military ended the monarchy overnight and established the modern constitutional republic in an event now called Sessiz Devrimi, or the "silent revolution." Several key members of the Parvana family simply disappeared, which curbed resistance from the deposed rulers. Ex-royals were permitted to retain a certain amount of wealth and status, and over time the Parvana assimilated into Kazari upper-class society.
Trade rebounded quickly after the Serssiz Devrimi, and Al-Kaza has thrived as a modern industrial republic. Today, the Kazari economy is centered on financial services, chemicals and materials science, technology, distribution and logistics, intellectual services (education, design, and arts/culture), and tourism.
The country is known for its private and public universities, and is a popular destination for international students. Today, there are three Açik-Alan zones where foreigners are allowed to live without obtaining a Special Residency Permit or "red pass" (in addition to a work visa): the metropolitan areas of Teşhir-Cenet-Ağız, Yamirajyat, and Canan-Yar. As a result, 93% of the country's 2.7 million immigrants and foreign nationals live in these three regions.
Notably, Al-Kaza has been one of the world's only officially atheistic countries since 1914; Kazari residents are allowed to practice any faith in private, but theistic religious gatherings are strictly prohibited.
Al-Kaza is bordered to the north by the Hesperic Ocean, to the west by the Enovria River, to the south by the Serion Desert, and the east by the Daj Sirasai mountain range. More than 10.5 million people (or four out of every five Kazaris) live in the near-continuous urban corridor that stretches, border to border, along the country's Hesperic coast from Yamirajyat in the west to Teşhir in the east.
South of the rocky coastal region lie the country's main agricultural regions. To the west are the rolling hills of the Katlanmiş Tepeler, where many of the country's sheep and goats are raised. To the east is the Tava Ylaili, or Al-Zumrut, "the emerald," a roughly diamond-shaped agricultural region known for producing grains, citrus fruits, vegetables, and—most famously—olives used to produce some of the world's most prized olive oil. Further south are the Daj Muazzam mountains which, with the Daj Sirasai, enclose the Kaile Vayde valley where Kazari civilization first took root.
Al-Kaza's Pasli Neyir region, in the country's southwestern corner, is home to several significant iron ore and copper mines, while the eastern portion of the country's slice of the Serion Desert contains several productive oil wells, though the country's oil reserves are expected to run out by 2050.
Due to Al-Kaza's location in a sloping region along the Hesperic ocean, there is significant climatic variation between the country's northern and southern borders despite the relatively short geographic distance. The coast features a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa) while the interior features hot and cold semi-arid climate regions (BSh & BSk). South of the Daj Muazzam, the climate quickly transitions to a hot desert climate (BWh) in the Serion. On average, the country sees approximately 350mm of rain per year, most of it concentrated between the cooler months of November and February.
Largest cities or towns in Al-Kaza
|1||Teşhir||Alan Geçit||6,074,592||11||Seyar Aesperic||Kara Tepeler||53,038|| |
|2||Yamirajyat||Kara Tepeler||2,320,494||12||Ahali Sarai||Tava Ylaili||46,090|
|3||Canan-Yar||Idare Ilçe||981,801||13||Ay-Tahri||Ilçe Al-Muazzam||41,020|
|4||Seyar Cidef||Al-Nur||603,317||14||Koyaneti||Orta Ilçe||36,836|
|5||Cad-Ashal||Tava Ylaili||345,821||15||Suryrisi||Orta Ilçe||33,079|
|6||Seyar Kazet||Kara Tepeler||218,815||16||Al-Işaryet||Tava Ylaili||29,705|
|7||Birij Uje||Orta Ilçe||146,606||17||Al-Sahan||Tava Ylaili||27,031|
|8||Tatlitoumi||Tava Ylaili||108,195||18||Seyar Sadeq||Kaile Vaide||24,869|
|9||Taz'hava||Ilçe Al-Muazzam||80,281||19||Sehrir||Orta Ilçe||22,382|
|10||Ozelem||Kaile Vaide||61,816||20||Ay-Uzak||Ilçe Al-Muazzam||20,815|