|7, -16.056, 29.465|
|Republic of Paroy|
République du Paroy
and largest city
|Official languages||Ingerish • Franquese|
|• National languages||Latinian|
|Government||Federal semi‑presidential constitutional republic|
|• President||Christian Webson|
|• Prime Minister||Mariah Cashey|
|• Upper house||Senate|
|• Lower house||House of Congress|
|• Total||394,181 km2|
152,194 sq mi
|• Water (%)||0.28|
|• Estimate (2017)||61,350,340|
|• Total||$3.518 trillion|
|• Per capita||$57,342.80|
|• Total||$3.696 trillion|
|• Per capita||-|
|HDI (2017)|| 0.915|
|Currency||Paroyan Dollar (PYD)|
|Drives on the||right|
Paroy (/pərɔɪ/), officially the Republic of Paroy (Franquese: République du Paroy), is a federal republic in the southern part of Tarephia, in the northwest of the Paroyan Peninsula, where it connects to the Tarephian mainland. The country is composed of 11 states and a federal district in which the capital and largest city, Coleraine, is located. Other major metropoles include Trevers, Hélène, Bluemond and Emison. Paroy is moderately populated, with nearly 60 million inhabitants taking up the country's area of 394,181 km2. The country is relatively urbanised with most large metropoles along both the west and east coast. Furthermore, the country is bordered by Beaumontan in the northwest. The most common languages spoken are Ingerish and Franquese. Paroy is a member of the Ingerish Commonwealth, the Tarephia Cooperation Council and the Assembly of Nations.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Politics
- 4 Economy and infrastructure
- 5 Demographics
- 6 Culture
- For a brief timeline of the planned history of Paroy, see User:PortCal/Sandbox/Timeline of Paroyan history
Pretanese colonisation and the Nouvelle-Franqueterre
In the early 13th century, several Pretanese expeditions took place around what is now the Northwestern Paroyan Coast. A few settlements from this time remain, but due to the rough terrain in the area and the large distance from Pretany, the first Franquese colony on Paroyan ground made a slow start. But in the next century, the region was expanded rapidly and many settlements were established. Sainte-Hélène, eventually one of the largest Franquese settlements in Paroy, was established in 1327 and served as the administrative capital for the Colombe province of the Nouvelle-Franqueterre.
During the 15th century, the Nouvelle-Franqueterre started expanding on Paroyan soil. The Colombe province spread out to what is now Linton and a new province, Madison, much larger than the current state, was established in the northeast of Paroy. In 1465, Cauvigne (now Coleraine) was founded and became an important port on the Gulf of Madison for trade with Latina City and later Cordoba.
Ingerish colonisation and the Veronan Colonies
- Main article: Veronan Colonies
While the area of the Nouvelle-Franqueterre now covered almost half of the Paroyan Republic today, Ingerish expeditions explored the Paroyan west coast, and eventually started settlements in around what is today Panaca. It is believed that the first Ingerish settlement on Paroyan ground was Rosefield in March 1545. The Ingerish colony spread fast around the Veronan coast, chartering Summerton and Templeton in 1546, Melwick and Weston (today West Trevers) in 1547 and Ansley in 1551.
In 1572, the Verona Colony was established with as main purpose the transportation of goods like crystals, gold, oil, lumber and tropical fruits and spices to Ingerland and other colonies like Freedemia. Later, more and more people came to live in the newfound colony, expanding and creating more settlements and eventually more colonies. In 1595, the Trevers Colony was found by splitting of from Verona, because of the high concentration of settlements and fast growing population around the Ansy river. A few years later, these settlements were combined as the City of Trevers, creating a new economic center on the west side of Paroy.
After a short period with a lot of immigrants coming to the different colonies, the different colonies were grouped together as the Veronan Colonies in 1612. At first it served as a self-governing colony, but got the status of Dominion in 1656.
Paroyan Revolt and Independence
Following the Ingerish Civil War in the 1710s, and the loosening grip of Metropolitan Ingerland on it’s colonies, many of them were forced to survive on their own. Between 1720 and 1728, many of Ingerland’s colonies like Vodeo declared their independence, mostly with success.
With the Ingerish Civil War over and the loss of many of its colonies as a result, the monarchy did everything to thwart these former colonies by discontinuing trade to them from its remaining territories. Because of new trade agreements between the Veronan Colonies and the now-independent Tarephian and Antarephian colonies and the continuation of trade of Ingerish goods to these countries, the Veronan Colonies received heavy penalties from Ingerland. This led to a steep drop in the economy of the Colonies. Lots of people lost their jobs because of the disappointing revenue from the trade, leaving many in poverty or homeless.
By February 1729, the financial crisis escalated in the Paroyan Revolt against the presence of the Ingerish government in the Colonies. A few months later, the Veronan Colonies officially declared war to Ingerland. Some harbours were destroyed, like the Port of Summerton. During the Revolt in 1731, the First Anarchistic Revolution broke out. Towns and cities were plundered, government buildings like the Governor Palace in Trevers, were destroyed and set on fire and people – mostly Ingerish officials and their families – were brutally murdered in the streets and in their homes.
In 1733, just a few days before independence, the parts of the Crystal City and docks of Trevers were set on fire by the Royal Navy. Around 8.500 people died and many buildings, including most of the western docks, were devastated. This Great Trevers Fire led to the last battle in Matthews Bay, on January 31. With the Royal Navy already massively outnumbered, they finally surrendered on February 2. Exactly a week later, the Declaration of Independence for Paroy was signed.
Confederation and Trade League
Unification and anarchy
- Further information: Political divisions of Paroy
Law and crime
Economy and infrastructure
Science and technology
Water supply and sanitation
|Political divisions of Paroy|
|States||Andora · Columbus · Dorgiou · Linton · Madison · Magali · Monterey · Nissony · Radigan · Verona · Winnett|
|Federal districts||Federal Capital District|
|Metropoles||Coleraine · Trevers|