|6, 42.407, 114.368|
|Republic of Reeland|
"Vree unt gleik!"
Free and equal!
"Mein Lant" (My Land)
|• Regional languages||Lyriqian |
|Nationalities||85% Ree people |
|• President||Hans Meyer|
|• Estimate (2013)||45 370 000|
|• Total||$1.922 trillion|
|• Per capita||$42,700|
|• Total||$2.282 trillion|
|• Per capita||$48,500|
|HDI (2014)|| 0.904|
|Timezone||WUT + 7 h|
|Drives on the||right|
Reeland, formally Republic of Reeland (native name Reelant /ˈreːlant/, formally Folkkraten Reelants) is a federal state located on (unnamed subcontinent), a part of southeast Uletha. It is situated in between the Kaspen Sea and the mountain range on the south. Essential for the country is the river Vumrup, which flows entirely through Reeland.
It borders UL028 and Thanland to the west, Senticlem Republic to the south, and UL022a and UL021 to the east. To the north, it borders the Mergan exclave of Johannastat. To the northwest, it shares a maritime border with Ispelia, through the (Strait of Plenia?).
Reeland is a former colony of the Ree island, but later, as the island got abandoned, the country is now fully independent. It is well-known for its liberal and social democratic policies, and is considered a developed country. It is a founding member of the Eastern Ulethan Organization of Independent Allies (EUOIA), a transnational organization for political, economic and military unity. Like most countries in the world, it's a member of the Assembly of Nations.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Administration
- 4 Geography
- 5 Transportation and infrastructure
- 6 Sport
Reelant originated from the words Ree and Lant (meaning land).
The word Ree is believed to be the back-formation of the proto-Ree word Rea, used to describe all land on the world. This is the most accepted etymology, although some dispute it.
This territory, today Reeland, was inhabited by Ree people in the mid-1600s. Ree people originated from Ree island, the location of which is now unknown. Ree people had settled in many other locations, although this had the terrain most similar to the island, and thus became the new Ree territory. So was created the Mainland Protectorate of Ree (Vastlant Protektorat Rees).
Mainland Protectorate of Ree
While the leader of the United Lands of Ree had his throne on the Island, both the Island and Mainland were constitutent countries and had separate governments. The first president of the Mainland was Bernt van Ree. Thanks to his 30-year rule, Reeland became less like a colony, and more like an equivalent land. He also built many cities and networks among them. Today Reelandians appreciate him very much. After him, Mainland continued developing. In 1707 its population surpassed the population of the Island (2 000 000), and by the year 1740 it grew to 10 000 000. At that time Mainland was considered more developed and richer than the Island. Immigrants started calling it Reeland and it was obvious that it can no more be a protectorate and that it is the future of Ree.
Abandonment of the island and formation of the Republic
Reeland is, although strongly united, a very decentralized country. It is divided into four provinces - lands - with partial autonomy. Lands (Lanten) are further divided into regions/counties (Staatn), districts/counties (Krisn) and municipalities/boroughs (Gemeentn).
Lands are the largest administrative units of Reeland. Originally they were just geographical/statistical areas, to later be given autonomy for better administration of the country. They have the power of organizing regions and governing matters that affect them specifically, but are not fully sovereign. Notably, only the federal government has power over foreign policies and defense.
This is the interactive map showing the Lands of Reeland. Note: work in progress
Originally the largest administrative units, regions (Staatn) lost their initial governing power when statistical areas got administrative rights. Regions originally had the power to organize districts and amend federal laws. Now, regions cannot directly amend federal laws; rather, they can amend laws of the land they belong to, if needed. Regions are not sovereign and have little autonomy, but are colloquially more significant than lands. Regions do not own territorial seas, but lands do.
Districts (Counties) and City-Districts
Districts have little power, mostly for organizing municipalities. They often encompass several municipalities in a certain geographical area. City districts are districts whose entire territory belongs to one city.
Unlike all other administrative subdivisions, not all of Reeland is divided into cities. Cities contain two or more municipalities and belong to a district, but have their own administration.
Municipalities and Urban municipalities
Municipalities usually encompass towns with surroundings, and sometimes several major villages. Urban municipalities are parts of cities, and have nearly the same function as normal municipalities. They are used for organizing wards and local projects. Municipalities also have a great significance informally, regardless of their actual power.
Subdivisions of Municipalities used for separate settlements. They usually encompass one village or small town, or a neighborhood of a major town/city.
Reeland has many water areas and rivers, especially in Fluslant.
Transportation and infrastructure
Reeland is home to many significant highways and railways in the region, connecting southeastern and northeastern Uletha, as well as providing strong internal connections in Reeland and neighboring countries. Reeland also has a high speed railway network, connecting most populous urban areas in the country.
The two most significant highways in Reeland are:
- A1 - on one side going from Mutstat to UL028, and on the other side going from Mutstat, passing near Nederstat and Johannastat, ending in an underwater tunnel to Ispelia.
- A2 - going from Mutstat to Sutton and Erneerik, ending near Vumrupstat.
High speed railways
Sports are popular in Reeland, the most popular being water polo. After water polo, cycling and football are the most popular.
Not as popular as water polo, but still a very much loved sport in Reeland.
Transport and recreational uses
Bicycles are widely used in Reeland. With 28%, it is the second most used form of transport in the country, after public transport (32%), the next being cars (25%) and after that walking (15%). There are many cycling promotions such as Radstraat i.e. Cyclist street. It exists in many cities, originally in Igwepir. It is like a normal street, but its lanes are for bicycles rather than motor vehicles.
Cycling is equally present as a professional sport. There is a race around Reeland - Reeland tour (Rund van Reeland).