Kuehong

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7, 28.300, 160.012
共和联邦家乡
Cộng hòa liên bang Quê Hương
家乡
Quê Hương
FlagCoat of arms
Anthem:
Bài Hát Quê Hương Tôi
Song of my homeland
CapitalBakdep
Largest cityNamthinhvuong
Official languagesKuehongese
Babelic
 • National languagesKuehongese
 • Regional languagesNeeg
Thoe
Slan
Ethnic GroupsKue (67.7%)
Bai (18.5%)
Other Archantans (4.7%)
Neeg (3.6%)
Thoe (2.3%)
Slan (1.4%)
Other (1.8%)
NationalitiesKuehongese
DemonymKuehongese
GovernmentFederal Parliamentary Stratocracy
 • Chariman of the National Security and Stability CommitteeVu Yền Lực
 • Chief of the AssemblyKhông Có Dụng
LegislatureNational Advisory Assembly
Area
 • Total160000 km2
Population
 • Census (2014)32 million
HDI (2015)Increase 0.679
medium
CurrencyNew Kuehongese Bạc
Golden Provisional Bạc (NKB)
Drives on theleft
Internet TLD.kg

Kuehong (Kuehongese: 家乡 Quê Hương pronounced [kweˈhɔŋ]), officially the Federal Republic of Kuehong (Kuehongese: 共和联邦家乡 Cộng hòa liên bang Quê Hương), is a republic located on the Muinon Peninsula in northern Archanta. To its north it is Fayaan, while to its southwest it borders with Cinasia. Kuehong has a population of 32 million, out of which 72% are native Kue, with the remaining being Bai, Neeg or other ethnic minorities. The capital is Bakdep (北叶 Bắc Đẹp), while Namthinhvuong (南盛旺 Nam Thịnh Vượng) is the largest city and the key financial centre of the country.

Kuehong was inhabited from as early as 20 000 BC. The Kue established their first kingdom in 500 BC and became a vassal state of the Bai until the Hoai Dynasty. In the 15th to 16th century, the region was annexed to be part of the Bai Empire (under the Suo Dynasty). The Kue later became part of the Yuet Kingdom which rebelled against the Suo but failed to gain control of Bai Proper, leading into the Peninsula War. After which, the Yuet became subjected to foreign powers. In 1928, the Kue rebelled agianst the Cinasian Republic that succeeded the Yuet. Shortly after its official independence, Kuehong became a communist state, after which the new military junta unified with Northern Cinasia to form the Federal Republic. In 1967, after a decade of political instability, the military seized power and transformed Kuehong into a stratocracy. Kuehong developed rapidly under military rule, and the military initiated a series of economic and political reforms in the 80s that facilitated Kuehong's integration into world politics and the global economy.

Till today, Kuehong is still embroiled in rampant ethnic strifes in the rural areas in Loi Xo, Trac Khe and Phuong Lam, despite efforts in securing peace in the region. Being a stratocracy, it has a strong military force consisting entirely of the population. Although there are large improvements in the quality of education, healthcare, life expectancy, personal safety and housing, it continues to face challenges including poverty, corruption and inadequate social welfare, alongside allegations of human rights abuses against ethnic minorities.

Etymology

Kuehong is an Ingerish transliteration of "Quê Hương" (家乡), which means "homeland". How the name came about is actually unrelated to how the Kue people came to call themselves "Quê", which also means 'family'. (They have been using it since the 3rd century BC) Instead, "Quê Hương" is believed to have been adopted since the establishment of the Kue Kingdom in the 7th century AD, through an edict by the king calling to refer to their new kingdom as their 'homeland'. In the 17th century, an Ingerish explorer came to the Bai colony and misspelt the name as "Kwehong", which appeared on maps published by Uletha in the subsequent centuries. Another spelling, "Kuehong", emerged later in the 19th century, and is widely used today. Other spelling variants, such as "Kue-hong", "Que Hong", "Quehong" or "Kue Hong", have also been used by other nations to refer to the state.

Geography

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Kuehong lies above the Tropic of Cancer and is located between the 27N and 30N latitude. The country is rather temperate. Kuehong also experiences hot, humid weather from June through September, while typhoons are relatively common.

Kuehong has two mountain ranges generally from northeast to southwest, in contrast to the flat to gently rolling plains of the coastal areas, where most of the population generally reside.

Government and politics

Kuehong is a federal parliamentary republic ruled by a military junta. The constitution declares the rule of the military legitimate since 1974 and hence it is a stratocracy, one of the few nations under the system, with the population of Kuehong all considered part of the military under the constitution. It is an executive-led governing system, with the National Security and Stability Committee as the executive branch. The head of state is the Chairman of the Committee, while the head of government is the Chief of the National Advisory Assembly (Chief of the Assembly), the leader of the federal legislative branch.

Political divisions

Kuehong is a federation of nine states and one federal territory. Governance of the states is officially divided between the federal and the state governments, with different powers reserved for each, ever since the 2003 decentralisation of power. However, many said that Federal government, while it has direct administration of the federal territories, remains to have huge control over the states as well.

The states, in turn, are further divided into prefectures or districts.

States

Demographics

Language

A multilingual sign in Kuehong's three official languages: Kuehongese, Babelic and Ingerish.

Kuehong has three official languages - Kuehongese (also its national language), Babelic (Bai) and Ingerish. Kuehongese is spoken by the majority of the population, while Bai is generally spoken by the ethnic Bai population in Kuehong. There is an increasing number of Ingerish speakers in Kuehong after Ingerish language lessons were made compulsory since 2001 when it became the official language.

Kuehongese is one of the few languages with active digraphia. Officially, it uses both Xinbaizi (simplified Bai characters) and Mautu (modified Romantian). Xinbaizi is used in the majority of textbooks, novels, road signs, official documents and newspapers. Sometimes, and increasingly, Mautu is used alongside Xinbaizi, especially since Mautu has become more popular and widely used by the younger generation. In 2017, it is found that Kuehongese speakers are able to read Mautu but a significant portion (at 28%) are unable to read Xinbaizi. There have also been calls to abolish Xinbaizi, especially during a mass rally in Vang Ngat in 2016 which led to violent clashes after radical protestors defaced road signs using Xinbaizi.

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Flag of Kuehong Political Divisions of Kuehong
States Prefectures
Beichen-flag-1.png Bak-Dep
Capital District
  
Kuehong flag.png Vang Ngat   Vang Ngat
Kuehongese state flag 8.png Loi Xo  
Kuehongese state flag 2.png Trac Khe   E-dang · Nha Hoa · Kho Lai · Qui Lac · Tan Bi · Phu Dung · Mo Pha · Cham Mi
Kuehongese state flag 4.png Bo Sinh   Trung Minh · Vung Hoa · Lu Hu · Dan Thanh · Ti Lao · Kham Mo · Lake Dura · Then Vuong · Lai Duoc · Hoa Linh
Kuehongese state flag 3.png Phuong Lam  
Kuehongese state flag 5.png Chien Linh  
Kuehongese state flag 1.png Thai Bau  
Kuehongese state flag 6.png Dau Ho  
Kuehongese state flag 7.png Da Ma