Mahikan

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7, 58.520, 89.813
Republic of Mahikan
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FlagCoat of arms
Motto:
"홍익인간"
Devotion to the Welfare of Humanity
Anthem:
Arirang
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Capital
and largest city
Keechi
Official languagesGohangukian
 • Regional languagesFressian, Mahikanese
Ethnic GroupsGohangukian (30.0%), Mahikanese (67.5%), Other (2.5%)
GovernmentPresidential republic
 • PresidentKim Sung-Ki
 • TBDTBD
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LegislatureTBD
 • Upper houseTBD
 • Lower houseTBD
Area
 • Total70,826.55 km2
27,346.28 sq mi
Population
 • Estimate (2015)32 million
GDP (PPP)TBD
 • TotalTBD
 • Per capitaTBD
GDP (nominal)TBD
 • TotalTBD
 • Per capitaTBD
HDI (2015)Increase .76
high
CurrencyMahikanese Won (₩) (MKW)
Drives on theright
Internet TLD.mk

Mahikan (Gohangukian: 마힉안, Mahigan) is a sovereign state located in the north-central region of Uletha. It shares borders with Krankriet and Fressland to the southwest, Tsvetkovo to the southeast, and uninhabited territory to the east and the west.

It maintains a system of racial discrimination between the Gohangukian minority and the indigenous majority, causing Mahikan to be largely isolated in international affairs due to sanctions against Mahikan. Many organizations where it is a member have suspended Mahikan, such as the Ulethan Alliance for Culture, or (TBC).

(TBC)

Etymology

Mahikan comes from the Mahikanese word for "wolf." It is believed that for generations, wolves have inhabited Mahikan, and wolves remain the national animal of Mahikan.

History

Prehistory

Mahikan was largely inhabited by the Mahikanese people prior to the 1690s. During the early 11th century, Fressians began encroaching onto Mahikanese land, controlling Noardlikestêd and its surrounding environs. However, the Mahikanese resisted further expansion of the Fressians beyond the southern edge of the Mitonikayas Forest (before extensive deforestation post-Gohangukian colonization).

The Mahikanese had different groups: the Deungsan (Mahikanese: 와시 아의시니왁, waciy ayisiniwak) lived in the eastern mountains, while the Pyeongwon (Mahikanese: 밧과위의니유, paskwâwiyiniw) lived in the northern plains. To the south were the Sup people (Mahikanese: 사가 아의시니왁, sakâw ayisiniwak), who primarily lived in the southern forests, such as the Mitonikayas Forest.

(TBC)

Early settlement

In 1690, Gohangukian explorer Roh Moo-hyun discovered the territory after sailing to the north. When asking the natives of what they called the land, the natives allegedly pointed to a wolf and said "mahihkan." As such, Roh Moo-hyun named the land "Mahikan." The first fort was established in Keechi, with 75 men.

Over the next few decades, the Gohangukians begin expanding into the area, settling the Samgagju and the Johwa regions by 1725, with the establishment of forts and farms in the area. Some Gohangukians ventured further upstream, establishing Sindo in 1733. In 1735, there were around 10,580 Gohangukians living in Mahikan, from as far east as Gimcheon to as far west as Hamguni and as far south as Sindo.

While initial relations between the Mahikanese and the Gohangukian settlers were initially peaceful, tensions mounted as the Gohangukians took over huge swaths of land. By 1745, skirmishes became commonplace between the indigenous Mahikanese people and the Gohangukian settlers, especially in the northern regions.

(TBC)

Independence

In 1921, Mahikan obtained independence from Gohanguk, due to Gohanguk no longer being interested in Mahikan, and its distance from Gohanguk.

After a constitutional convention to create a presidential republic, elections were held in 1922, and Kim Roh-hyun became the first President.

During his tenure in office, he oversaw the development of Mahikan, as he developed the country's political institutions. The economy of Mahikan was largely based off of coal mining and timber extraction, with these resources being exported to other countries.

in the 1940s and 1950s, a system of racial discrimination was formalized as the government gave increasing autonomy to the reservations. In 1978, the reserves were granted sovereignty.

(TBC)

Present day

probably largely isolated because of Mahikan's racism

Geography

One of the mountains in the eastern mountain range

large mountain range to the east, plains to the west and the coast, cold climate, borders the eastern leg of the Great North Sea

Politics

Mahikan is a republic headed by a President (Gohangukian: 대통령, daetonglyeong). It is a federation, with provinces being in charge of education, healthcare, and social services, and the federal government in charge of justice, defense, and foreign affairs.

It has a unicameral legislature, known as the Legislature of Mahikan (Gohangukian: 마힉안의 입법부, Mahigan-ui ibbeobbu), comprising of 250 legislators. They are elected for a five year term using first past the post.

(TBC)

Provinces

Mahikan comprises of eight provinces (Gohangukian: 지방, jibang, Mahikanese: 가-빗깋다핫닥, kâ-piskihtahastâhk, Fressian: provinsje).

Province Name Postal Abbrev. Provincial Capital Area (km2) Population
Bonbu Province BB Cheonjin
Cheosbeonjjae Province CB Keechi 1,440,586
Ilchul Province IC Yihka
Imhag Province IH Arumdaum
Johwa Province JW Mogchoji
Namseo Province NS Songhyon
Pungbuhan Province PB Yopiwas
Samgagju Province SG Sosori 1,791,581
Yeongwonhan Province YG Noardlikestêd

Homelands

The homelands (Gohangukian: 고향, gohyang, Mahikanese: 앗깋간, askîhkân) are officially sovereign states, and are treated as such by the Mahikanese government. However, the rest of the world regards these areas as part of Mahikan.

They are homelands for the indigenous Mahikanese people, with each group assigned citizenship in their homeland. However, they are not given citizenship of Mahikan itself.

Homeland name Postal Abbrev. Homeland capital Area (km2) Population
Kaskitewaw KS Yotin
Wakayos WK Mahihkan

Culture

Prior to the arrival of the Gohangukians, the Mahikanese people were largely nomadic. They had various cultural rituals such as the Sun Dance, powwows, vision quests, and much more.

However, following the arrival of the Gohangukians to Mahikan, the Gohangukian culture began to influence the Mahikanese people: in particular, many Mahikanese began to adopt Buddhism.

Today, Gohangukian culture is dominant within Mahikan.

(TBC)

Cuisine

probably similar to Gohangukian cuisine with more bannock, idk

Media

Sports

Public holidays

Members of the Ulethan Alliance for Culture (UAC)
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