Turonia

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People's Republic of Turonia
Turonia
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FlagCoat of arms
Motto:
""Strength lies in unity, glory in participation""
Anthem:
"Hymn of the Revolution"
"Glory of Turonia" (unofficial)
CapitalVoruzhi City
Largest cityVoruzhi City
Official languagesIngerish, Turonese, Iushao
Ethnic GroupsTBD
GovernmentSingle party communist state
 • Supreme PresidentTimurn Siyunkav
 • Assembly ChairmanGonji Zhaokov
 • National AdministratorYanua Hanwei
 • Revolutionary MinisterRankovi Quian
LegislaturePeople's Council
 • Upper houseState Council
 • Lower houseNational Assembly
Area
 • Total691,400 km2
HDI (2014)0.684
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CurrencyTuronian Hobik (THK)
Drives on theright
Internet TLD.tu

Turonia (officially known as the People's Republic of Turonia) is a single party communist state located on the eastern coastline of Tarephia. The capital and the largest city are both Voruzhi City, and the current head of state is Timurn Siyunkav, who has held the position of Supreme President for eleven years as of today.

History

Dagao Kingdom

From the medieval period to the 1931 Revolution, Turonia was under the rule of the Dagao Royal Family, a family that seized control of the country in the midst of the Great Dynastic Wars that ravaged Turonia centuries ago. The Dagao Royal Family was known for living an oppulent lifestyle and taking much of the nation's wealth for themselves. The kingdom was an elective monarchy; this meant that the members of the Royal Family would vote for one of the eligable heirs, of which the winner would become the appointed heir. During their peak, the Dagao Family was among the wealthiest in the world.

However, numerous human rights abuses occured within the kingdom. Dissenters against the Kingdom were silenced harshly, and very little investment was made in public services. Additionally, poverty was a major issue and it was commonly known that the family pocketed the nation's revenue.

The Turonian Revolution

In 1928, the People's Revolutionary Militia was founded with the goal of achieving freedom for the common people of Turonia, and to depose the Dagao Royal Family. For three years the group was involved in guerilla warfare throughout the country, striking against various institutions, places or facilities that were owned by the Royal Family or the Kingdom itself. The most famous attack occured on May 8th 1930, when guerilla snipers opened fire on the Royal Military Parade, which was taking place in the Grand Parade Grounds in Voruzhi City (now known as Liberation Square). Shortly after the snipers opened fire, PRM fighters that were hidden in the crowd emerged and fired on the soldiers. In the ensuring shootout, 87 Dagao soldiers died, as well as Wanjin, the heir to the throne.

This caused a period of mass unrest and instability. As a result of the killing of the soldiers and the royal heir, the royal government worked to crush opposition through any means possible. The military conducted numerous operations, including executions, warrantless searches, kidnappings, as well as confiscating most of the nation's transport vehicles. This period is known as the "Days of Fear" in Turonia, and much of it was orchestrated by a group of military generals who are known by the nickname "The Reapers of Gunfai" in a reference to the city that held the military academy where they trained. It was at this time Andovkan Siyunkav rose to prominance as the leader of the PRM - his face and image quickly became a symbol and was common in revolutionary images and posters of the time, and still are today. The PRM began to intensify their efforts around this period.

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PRM soldiers giving the raised fist sign

In 1931 popular support shifted fully in favour of the PRM, and demonstrations and protests were held in almost all major cities. The Royal Family retreated to the Sand Palace near the eastern border of the Kainan Desert. The PRM organized and began to move towards Voruzhi City, being joined along the way by many of their followers. Finally, the PRM triumphantly entered the city and after a brief two day battle, the city was taken. Across the country, both locals and PRM detachments seized the other major cities. On April 13th, 1931, the People's Republic of Turonia was declared with Andovkan Siyunkav as the first Supreme President, with enormous popular support. The day is hailed as the "Day of Glory" and is a designated national holiday.

The Dagao Royal Family lived with a group of roughly 300 loyalists at the Sand Palace for roughly 14 months after the People's Republic was declared. In an event televised nationwide, the PRM sent exactly 1000 soldiers to the Sand Palace, known today simply as "The Thousand". The soldiers arrived at the palace at dawn and ordered the loyalists and the Royal Family to surrender. For around two hours there was a tense exchange between King Opanui and the soldiers on the ground regarding the terms of their surrender. At 3:05pm Opanui fired a shot at the soldiers from a pistol, wounding one. The soldiers immediately stormed the palace, and roughly half the loyalists were killed in the ensuring shootout before the rest surrendered. Opanui, as well as Queen Heyra, their five children and the elderly Duke Iushao were found hiding in a bathroom. At 4:27pm the Royal Family was executed on the balcony of the Sand Palace to a national audience, officially ending the Revolution.

Post-Revolution Era

Administrative Divisions

Federal Capital Zone

The smallest division consists of Voruzhi City and the surrounding areas.

Yahji Province

The second most populous province, consists of the southern coastal region. The provincial capital is Causeng.

Quonli Province

The third most populous province, consists of the northern coastal region. The provincial capital is Jinai.

Kainan Province

Sparsely populated; consists of the Kainan Desert and surrounding areas.

Iushao Autonomous Region

A partially independent region seperate from the provinces. Designated to give the Iushao people partial self government without allowing them to seperate from Turonia.

Interior Territories

Mostly consists of dense jungle and mountains. Virtually uninhabited.