Keira

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7, 52.376, 117.015
The Federation of Keira
Keiran Vetternavalta (Hayartic)
Keiras Federatia (Lathonian)
Keiros Federacija (Littic)
Կեյրանին Ֆեդերադնա (Oshir)
Flag of KeiraKeiran coat of arms
FlagCoat of arms
Motto:
"Is taukelin - veeni"
"Of Many - One"
Anthem:
"In Strength and Love"
Location of Keira in East Uletha
Capital
and largest city
Tulla
Official languagesHayartic, Lathonian, Littic, Oshir
 • Regional languagesMergan, Ostrian, Karolian
Ethnic GroupsWhite Keirans (76%)
Halonians (41%)
Hals (10%)
Ulinnians (9%)
Lathonians (7%)
Litts (5%)
Merhalians (4%)
Mixed Keirans (18%)
Oshir (9.5%)
Golvittans (7.5%)
—Other Mixed (1%)
Other Ulethans (5%)
Alvedians (2.2%)
—Eastern Romantians (1%)
Other (1%)
DemonymKeiran
Kei, Kay
Key (colloquial)
GovernmentFederal presidential constitutional republic
 • PresidentAsta Liuonaitė
 • Vice PresidentVohans Kurtts
LegislatureParliament
Area
 • Total142,711 [note 1] km2
 • Water (%)5.5
Population
 • Estimate (2019)13,300,000
 • Density95/km2
GDP (PPP)2019
 • TotalIncrease.png $569.905 billion
 • Per capitaIncrease.png $42,850
HDI (2019)Increase 0.90902
very high
TimezoneWUT+7
CurrencyKeiran Barit (฿) (KEB)
Drives on theleft
Internet TLD.ke

Keira (/ˈkrʌ/ KAY-rə), officially the Federation of Keira, is a Tuyarian country in Northeastern Uletha, situated in the northern half of the Tuyarian Peninsula. It lies on the northern shore of the Darcodian Sea, borderinbg Darcodia, Ispelia, Igria and South Varugia to the south; Gulf of Paliiso and Karolia to the west; Brevinia and Vyzh-Ulz to the north; and Dorianne's Bay and Älved to the east. It covers an area of over 140,000 square kilometres, with a population of over XX million within its 23 constituent states. Its capital and largest city is Tulla. Other major cities include Hvaarta, Ushir, Osri, Skarvienne, Asterus, and Golvitta.

Etymology

Due to lack of reliable evidence, the true source and meaning of the name is presently unknown. It is still debated by scholars, although there are a few plausible versions.

One hypothesis is similar to one of hypotheses for Karolia's name, which supposes that it's derived from the Proto-Karoic *karja. *Karja is thought to be a loanword from Proto-Gaermanic *herjaz meaning "army, forces".[1] While that would explain the similar names of the two countries, there is a lack of evidence, and scholars in Karolia in particular largely reject the hypothesis.

It is also plausible that it comes from Proto-Uletarephian numeral for four (*kʷétu̯ōr)[2], referring to the four cardinal directions, or "the four corners of [our] land" which is an old Skarvian saying.

In 1978, Friedriks Patranhauts proposed a hypothesis, claiming that "Keira" is derivative of Proto-Uletarephian *ar-yo-, meaning "one who assembles (skillfully)". [3] This is one of the more widely-accepted versions, since it explains the names of historic kingdoms and settlements in northern Tuyaria as well e.g. Kejrannen, Harja and Triargia.

History

Timeline
Pre-CE (-1000 - 0)

  • -500 - Proto-Yurelic and Proto-Skarvo-Ulinnic tribes arrive to present day Varugia in northwest Keira.

Late antiquity (0 - 500)

  • 0 - Early Yurelic tribes spread across the west and Mulli lowlands.
    • The First Skarvian Split happens when some Proto-Skarvian tribes migrate westwards in an effort to avoid Yurelic tribes, which later results in the creation of the West Skarvian branch of the ethno-linguistic group of Skarvians.
    • Early Skarvo-Ulinnians are pushed out towards the Great Lakes of Keira.
  • 50 - Some Proto-Ulinnians concentrate more around the hills of Garungdonia, while Proto-Cartino-Skarvian tribes surround the lakes.
  • 150 - Both Proto-Ulinnians and Proto-Cartino-Skarvians migrate eastwards across and around the lakes.
    • Proto-Ulinnians keep to the hills as they migrate, populating the valleys in the highlands of present day Littia and Gaoyagia.
  • 300 - The Second Skarvian Split happens as some tribes choose to migrate eastwards, further splitting the Skarvian ethno-linguistic grouping into Cartino-Skarvians and East Skarvians. Some of East Skarvians are believed to be ancestors to the Techerian peoples.
  • 350 - Cartino-Skarvian tribes settle and dominate present day Skarvenala and begin speaking different variations of the Proto-Cartino-Skarvian language.

Tribal kingdoms???

Medieval Period (500 - 1450)

Tribal kingdoms???

  • 700-1000 - frequent raids by eastern Karoic and Yurelic seafarers, some of whom settled and mixed with Karoic populations in present day Keira.
  • ~1020 - Skarvian, Ulinnic and some Karoic tribes are united by Vilhelms, forming the Kingdom of Skarvena/Lathonia*
  • ~1030 - Mixed Karoic/Yurelic populations in the Asta lowlands establish the Kingdom of Astan Haya.
  • ~1130 - Kalmish migration
  • ~1300 - Turquan and Belphanic conquest and migrations

Early Modern Period (1450 - 1790)

  • ~1550 - Protestantism spreads, worsening the already unfriendly relationship with neighbouring Darcodo-Ispelian nations. Conversely, ties with Gaermanic Catholics* stay relatively stable and amiable.
  • ~1570 - 1st Pagan revival
  • ~1730 - Keiran Empire conquers present day Alved, Vyzh-Ulz, and parts of Brevinia.


Late Modern Period (1790 - Present)

  • ~1810s - 2nd Pagan revival
  • ~1860s - Igria is granted autonomy


  • ~1915-60 - World War
    • (~1910-30 - Civil War and the end of Keiran monarchy???)


  • ~1970s - 3rd Pagan revival
  • ~1978-85 - Alvedic wars of independence.
  • 1990 - Keira declares the guarantee of independence for Alved and Brevinia.
  • 2000 - Igrian independence. A few skirmishes around the eastern border followed by a rushed referendum in June, 2000.
    • 2001 - Keira guarantees the independence of Igria.

Geography

Keira is located in the Tuyaric region of Uletha and covers an area of 142,711 km². It lies between latitudes 50° and 55° N, and mostly between longitudes 112° and 121° E (small areas around around river Velkhaghos/Fullert lie east of 121°, and Keira's islands bordering Merhalia lie west of 112°).

Topographically, Keira is generally more mountainous in the north and flatter in the south. In the northeast, the country's most extensive highland area can be found - the Garonian-Imoksidian Alps. Meanwhile, the northwest is characterised by the Varugian and Garungdonian Highlands. The two main highland regions are separated by the Great Lakes of Keira, which are a result of glaciers depressing the landscape during ice age. After the retreat if glaciers, since the area was surrounded by hills and mountains on all sides, water could not drain into the ocean and accumulated in the compressed lowlands where the lakes are now.

Both of the highland regions eventually slope down southwards, in the central parts of the country, where they meet the Astan plains and Mullian plains respectively.

Significant natural resources include iron, chromium, copper, tin, gold, peat, timber, and petroleum oil.

Politics

Major Political Parties in Keira
Party Date of foundation Economic position Ideology Leader
Liberal Democratic Party 1949
(1860 as Liberal Party)
Centre-right to centre-left
Big tent
Liberal Big Tent
Liberalism
Technoliberalism
Sovereignist Non-interventionism
Keiran Unionism
Federalism
Anti-nomadism

Branches:

Progressive branch:
Social Liberalism
Liberal Tuyarian Feminism
LGBTQ+ rights
Social Libertarianism
Market Momentum branch:
Liberaltarianism
Classical Liberalism

Asta Liuonaitė
Labour Party 1902 Centre-left to left-wing Social Democracy
Democratic Socialism
Orthodox Tuyarism-Feminism
Rossi Kussyvianta
Equality Party 1980 Centre-left Social Liberalism
Scandic Model
Progressivism
LGBTQ+ rights
Liberal Feminism
Green Liberalism
Nomad Rights
Kristen Hälliken
National Front 1910 Centre-right Nationalist Conservatism
Right-Populism
Patriarchy-lite
Irredentism
Anti-nomadism
Jons Sauds
Contemporary Conservative Movement 1995
(split from Conservative Party)
Centre-right to right-wing Conservative Liberalism
Neoliberalism
Ordoliberalism
Liberal Conservatism
Separation of Marriage and Church
Keiran Unionism
Federalism
Haralt Itersons
Green Christian Democratic Union 1990
(1890 as Christian Democratic Party)
Centre Christian Democracy
Green Conservatism
Liberal Nationalism
Vaija Pulmenienė
Oshir National Party 1940 Centre-right to far-right
Big tent
Oshir Nationalism
Regionalism
Conservatism
Populism
Anti-feminism

Branches:

Hard-national:
Neoconservatism
Bashinist Capitalism
National Conservatism
State Capitalism
Patriarchy
Corporate Force:
Authoritarian Capitalism
Paleoconservatism
Pinochetism
Moderates:
Liberal Nationalism
Social Conservatism
Liberal Conservatism
Buddhist Conservatism

Aghuurn Khödzhitat
Community Party 2009
(1940 as Motherland Party)
Left-wing Socialism
Left-Populism
Marxist Feminism
Left-Nationalism
Maternalistic Socialism
Maternalistic Conservatism
Anti-nomadism
Ingma Ollen
Headway 2010 Right-wing to far-right Libertarian Capitalism
Right-Libertarianism
Pink Capitalism
Minarchism
Separation of Marriage and Church
Anti-nomadism
Federalism
Ichir Maiidha
Bashinist Movement 2000 Centre-left to left-wing
Bashinist Politics
Bashinist Theocracy
Social Authoritarianism
Distributionism
Trans-Inclusionary Neo-Patriarchy
Anti-feminism
Melissa Abrahen
The Market Alliance 1990
(split from Liberal Democrats)
Centre-right to right-wing Classical Liberalism
Liberaltarianism
Green Libertarianism
Anti-nomadism
Martins Okkören

Constituent states

Main article: States of Keira

Keira is a federal republic consisting of twenty three states, each belonging to one of six regions. The states are divided into counties, which are further divided into districts. Each state has legislative authority distinct from the federal government.

States of Keira
Name Official English name ID Capital Region Area (km2) Population GDP (per capita) Primary Language(s)
Astullasämmi Astaland flag.png Astaland AS Astula Greater Tulla 1,654 2 7 Hayartic
Fjovitta (Fjodal Shingul) Fyodalia flag v4.2.png Fyodalia FY Golvitta Oshira 8,036 16 4 Oshir, Lathonian
Gaojagh (Գայոյաղ) Gaoyagia GA Ushir Oshira 13,399 27 5 Oshir
Hajartikullia Hayartikullia flag.png Hartikullia HK Pinnerest Skarvenala 5,510 3 3 Hayartic, Lathonian
Heivi HeiviStateFlag.png Heivi HI Heivikulus Heiviland 4,903 5 5 Hayartic, Lathonian
Hortan i Viljasämmi HortanandSpines flag.png Hortan and Spines VI Vinnerest Greater Tulla 6,596 5 4 Hayartic
Hottiralvitta GottiralVales flag.png Gottiral Vales OV Ohijuota Osriland 2,691 2 3 Hayartic, Oshir, (Lathonian)
Kaartinesämmi Cartinia flag.png Cartinia KR Puorkillina Varugia 9,157 14 4 Hayartic, Lathonian
Liivuonlänti Livonland flag.png Livonland LI Liivuotto Greater Tulla 2,347 3 4 Hayartic
Litija Litija flag.png Littia LT Skadėna Skarvenala 11,673 4 1 Littic
Nehmenta NehmentaState flag.png Nehmenta NH Nehmenta Greater Tulla 1,997 2 4 Lathonian
Nestealyöjsteki InnkilandFlag.png Innkiland NI Inkiva Heiviland 2,883 1 3 Hayartic, Lathonian
Osri Valti OsriStateFlag.png Osri State OS Osri Osriland 6,520 14 6 Hayartic
Pietari Ūlina SouthUlinnia flag.png South Ulinnia PU Dorsta / Vekhelta Greater Tulla 4,603 5 6 Hayartic, Lathonian
Puolikraankumaa Garungdonia flag.png Garungdonia PK Goltava Varugia 6,117 5 2 Ostrian, Hayartic, Oshir, Littic
Rītsi Mullia EastMullia flag.png East Mullia RM Ilgartja Skarvenala 5,941 2 3 Lathonian
Siemali Ūlina NorthUlinnia flag.png North Ulinnia SU Stäämiga Greater Tulla 3,327 3 4 Lathonian
Skarvennia Skarvennia flag.png Skarvennia SK Skarvienne Skarvenala 5,467 6 5 Lathonian
Tulla Valti TullaState flag.png Tulla State TU Tulla Greater Tulla 2,312 38 6 Hayartic
Untervielta UnterValley flag.png Unter Valley UN Untzer Osriland 2,667 1 3 Ostrian
Vaaltsämmi Forestland Keira flag.png Forestland VA Vāruga Varugia 16,049 8 3 Lathonian, Hayartic
Vakari Mullia West Mullia VM Mīle Gūsti Skarvenala 7,485 5 3 Lathonian, Hayartic
Vooha Hättkör Great north flag.png Great North VH Hvaarta Varugia 11,377 23 6 Hayartic

Demographics

Economy

Culture

Music

TBD

In punk and rock music, Keiran Post-Punk and Post-Hardcore has been a significant export since early 1990s. Keira's particular variety of Post-Punk and Post-Hardcore has been described as "evoking a profound feeling of mildly melancholic longing" and "a strange yet somehow comforting feeling of nostalgia for what never was". The origin of such a particular and unique sound lies in Keiran punk bands experimenting with Keira's folk music and Folk Rock, as well as Post-Rock and Ulethan Alternative Rock.

When it comes to electronic and industrial music, genres such as aggrotech and futurepop have been thriving since late 1990s.

International Relations

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See Also

Notes

  1. Excluding the area of Gulf of Paliiso, Gulf of Osmila, and the non-mudflat regions of the Sea of Darcodia.

References

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