Florescenta

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8, 56.184, 30.201
Republic of Florescenta
República Florescenta
Flag
250px
Florescenta shown within Uletha
Capital
and largest city
Porto Real
Official languagesFlorescentian
NationalitiesFlorescentian (98%), Other (2%)
GovernmentParliamentary Republic
 • Prime Minister
Area
 • Total37,054 km2
Population
 • Estimate (2015)8,074,352
 • Density217.9/km2
HDI (2014)Increase 0.900
very high
CurrencyReal (FRL)
Drives on theright
Internet TLD.fl

Florescenta, officially Republic of Florescenta is a parliamentary republic in north-western Uletha. Its capital and largest city is Porto Real.


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History

Old Florescentians

The origins of modern Florescenta can be first traced to the arrival of members of the Nortian Tribe from what is now Pretany between 300-400 AD. The circumstances surrounding the ancient migrations were unknown, possibly a population explosion that required outward migration and over-consumption of resources during that time. Another possibility suggested in remnant documentary evidence from the time suggests the Nortians may have been invited to assist in the expulsion of the Ioneans who had invaded from the south. Regardless of the circumstances of their arrival, these people, who are sometimes referred to as the "Old Florescentians", peacefully settled along the Rio Profundo which at that time was under the control of the Schwaldians to the north. By 650 AD Florescenta was a semi-independent realm under the control of a Margrave who was in turn in liege to the Kings of Schwaldia. Owing to it's perilous position on the Schwaldian Marches, the Old Florescentians bore the brunt of the numerous wars between that kingdom and the Beltish Kingdom to the south. The Old Florescentians spoke the Vallian language, a Romantish language that over the years came to be heavily influence by the surrounding Gaermanic languages of Beltgau and Schwaldia. Remnant pockets of this language endured until the XVIII century, when it fell into extinction in favour of the modern Florescentian language spoken there today.

As a result of it's precarious location, the population of Florescenta over the next thousand years was never particularly high; being ravaged by war and disease at every turn. According to modern estimates, it is thought the number of Old Florescentians never exceeded 100,000. Despite their impoverished position, the Old Florescentians were a proud people, and their lords were especially so. The common-folk were known as a master boatmen and fishermen, and worked the rivers and the nearby seas with expert precision. The nobility were also well-renowned in Schwaldia and elsewhere, with the ruling house being amongst the oldest in north-west Uletha.

By the beginning of the XIV century, the Protestant Reformation had erupted in north-west Uletha, and along with their Schwaldian overlords, the Old Florescentians also rejected the papacy and formed their own independent church.

Arrival of the Viscliths

Expulsion of the Viscliths at the port of Barnia, 1420.
Far to the south of Florescenta, a similar reformist movement, the Viscliths, had emerged in the mountain province of Galecia in northern Castellán. However unlike the Schwaldians, the Castellánese were unwilling to accept such a challenge to their authority, and attempted several time to suppress the Visclithic movement. Finally in 1420, the Viscliths were successfully rounded up and rather than tried and punished, the Castellánese authorities simply expelled them from the realm in perpetuity on the grounds of religious heresy.

Initially homeless, news of the Viscliths plight spread rapidly across north-west Uletha. Upon reaching the court of the Old Florescentians, newly crowned and ambitious young margrave, Ricardo III, chose to act on their plight and invited the Viscliths to settle in the sparsely populated Florescentian Marches, and join the Old Florescentian already settled there. With their common heritage as descendants of the Nortian Tribe, the two cultures found they had much in common, and within a generation, what little conflict there had between the two groups was swiftly ended. Put simply, there was more than enough land and resources to go around, and the presence of another 275,000 people in the Profundo valley made attacking it a much more complex venture. Indeed by 1450, the constant back-and-forth fighting between Schwadlia and Beltgau had come to an abrupt end.

Although the Visclith and Old Florescentian cultures merged swiftly over the next 200 years, the subtle differences between them endure to this day. Generally, the Castellánese heritage of Viscliths means that their descendants have much darker features than their Old Florescentian neighbours who are often pale skinned have and either blond or red hair.

War of the Three Crowns and Independence

Eleanor of Ingerland's death in 1636 triggered a succession crisis that rapidly spiralled into a war involving Ingerland, Schwaldia, and Florescenta - the so-called War of the Three Crowns.

Capital region

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Urban rail network of Porto Real

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Administrative division

Florescenta is divided into 10 provinces.

Name Code Capital Area (km2) Population Density
Azul AZL Enseada Azul 2,730 164,165 60.1
Évora EVR Évora 2,998 324,168 108.1
Feliz FLZ Casa Miranda 4,515 700,484 155.1
Genta GEN Porto João 5,234 804,376 153.7
Leste LST Santo Donato 5,182 906,598 175.0
Meio MEI Vila António 3,732 1,315,446 352.5
Pedra PDR Bela Vista 4,179 605,828 145.0
Profundo PRF Vila Branca 2,334 416,212 178.4
Real RE Novo Castelo 2,339 1,944,900 831.6
Vitoria VIT Vitoria 3,811 892,175 234.1

Cities over 50,000 inhabitants

Rank City Inhabitants
1 Porto Real 1,142,537
2 Vila António 784,451
3 Vitoria 398,973
4 Santo Donato 330,356
5 Porto João 315,843
6 Novo Castelo 203,578
7 Vila Branca 173,068
8 Casamiranda 171,642
9 Bela Vista 151,229
10 Dos Cavaleiros 147,717
11 Évora 142,450
12 Valongo 126,756
13 Demenportão 123,573
14 Bocabanga 103,591
15 Fortaleza Do Sul 100,746
16 Castelo Do Norte 99,429
17 Tavira 94,302
18 Baía De Paz 81,176
19 Ensolarada 79,157
20 Cadaval 74,614
21 Sabrosa 72,594
22 Edmundo 68,455
23 Estrela Do Vale 51,392

See also

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