|6, -59.046, 77.124|
|Federal Republic of Suya Ahn|
Suya Ahn Res Pub Lak Di Ha
"Ren So, Syn Do Bor"
Shoia Rak, Dura Di (Heart of the Nation, Eastern Mountain)
|Largest city||Ynn (pop.230,000)|
|Official languages||Mer Khara, Švalýnč, Batthō, Poctopa-Karadya|
|Mer Khara (51%), Švalýnč (22%), Batthō (13%), Poctopa (5%), Karadya (5%), Aŭstra (4%)|
|Nationalities||Mer Khara, Švalýnč, Batthō, Poctopa, Karadya, Aŭstra|
|• Prime Minister|
|Legislature||Suya Ahn Bar Leh Ment|
|• Total||119,610.35 km2|
46,181.81 sq mi
|• Estimate (2018)||1,993,145|
|• Census (2009)||1,988,212|
Suya Ahn is a country in Antarephia. It is located on the northern half of the Great Southern Island, and is bordered to the south by Aŭstrasuno Tero. The capital is Dura Ahn and the largest city is Ynn. The word "Suya" in Švalýnč means "United," and the word "Ahn" refers to the Mer Khara word for the Great Southern Island.
Suya Ahn was formed out of the former Mer Khara Republic and five of its provinces that had declared independence.
The Mer Khara Republic was the successor to the Empire of Mer Kha, an ancient state that extended its conquests south to the borders of Aŭstrasuno Tero. The Švalýnč, Batthō, Poctopa and Karadya all became subject peoples to the Empire, which was ruled from the Imperial Seat at Ynn. The Empire was overthrown in 1943 by anti-monarchists and rioters during a prolonged economic recession and famine. The Republic was proclaimed after the flight of the final Emperor from Ynn, and anti-monarchist leader Lag Draa Hal (1902-1987) was elected the first president.
The Republic suffered from colonialist policies left over from the former Imperial regime, especially concerning the Švalýnč, Batthō, Poctopa and Karadya peoples. Local unrest flared into open rebellion by 1951. Lag Draa Hal was ousted as president by militarist factions which responded to the rebellion with brutal force. The five southern provinces declared independence as the Coalition of the Švalýnč, Batthō, Poctopa and Karadya.
The two sides fought a bloody civil war from 1951-1983. that ended only with the intervention of national hero Lag Draa Hal and the government of Aŭstrasuno Tero. The final battle of the war was fought at the village of Shyz Kor Dam in 1982, only a few miles from the Mer Khara capital of Ynn. The battle was a bloody stalemate and ended in a cease fire and truce. The militarist factions leading the Republic were ousted by the military, who brought an elderly Lag Draa Hal back to power. The Republic government asked the government of Aŭstrasuno Tero to broker a peace agreement.
The Treaty of Aŭstraĉefurbo, signed on March 1, 1983, established a new nation with a delicate power-sharing arrangement that gave both the Mer Khara and the Coalition of the Švalýnč, Batthō, Poctopa and Karadya equal influence. A new capital, Dura Ahn, was built on the border between the majority Mer Khara states and the majority Švalýnč, Batthō, Poctopa and Karadya states. Lag Draa Hal served as the president, now a ceremonial head of state, from 1983 until his death in 1987.
Suya Ahn today is a poor nation that relies heavily on export of timber and minerals. There are still disparities between the more prosperous north and the poorer south, but unrest is uncommon. Suya Ahn is a land learning to live at peace.
Suya Ahn is a mountainous land with a major mountain chain (the Rak To Ahn range) running from north to south. There are fertile plains on the northeastern and northwestern coasts in the provinces of Mer Kha Izna and Mer Kha Shoia, and in certain valleys running from Ynn south to Dura Ahn. The Shyz Ayu, the country's major river, runs from south to north, starting in the highlands of Batthō Sonnō and emptying into the Asperic Ocean at the port of Kan Ro in Mer Kha Izna.
Much of the northern half of the country is covered in massive old-growth forests, while the southern half is taiga and scrubland. The coast is rocky and has few natural deepwater harbors.
Suya Ahn has a harsh subarctic climate in the south with a more temperate climate in the north.
Suya Ahn's major industries are forestry and mining. Suya Ahn also has limited deposits of oil and natural gas in Batthō Sonnō and Mer Kha Yan. The fishing industry, long a mainstay of the economy in the southern provinces, has recently fallen on hard times as overfishing led to reduced fish populations. There is a small technology industry centered around Ynn, and the oil and natural gas refining industry has been growing around Kan Ro.
Much of the population remains poor, especially in the southern provinces.
Suya Ahn uses the syo, a unit of currency based on the Mer Khara Republic syo in use until 1984. The syo is still recognized internationally by the code MKS.
Suya Ahn's transportation system is much more robust in the Mer Khara provinces of the north, where most cities, towns, and villages are linked by either rail or road. There is a comprehensive railway system, especially in Mer Kha Izna where the large cities of Ynn and Kan Ro are located. Commuter rail from city centers to outlying suburbs exists for larger cities like Kan Ro, Ynn, and Ban Ra.
Suya Ahn's northern provinces have several modern limited-access highways linking large cities. Major improvement projects in recent years have resulted in highway tunnels beneath the mountains that have drastically reduced travel times.
Transportation in the south is sporadic. Many villages in more remote areas of the south have no paved roads connecting them to the rest of the country, and there are few rail lines. The major rail line running from Dura Ahn to the southern border is used mostly for moving freight, with only a single passenger train in each direction per day.