Valosia

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Grand Duchy of Valosia
Grand Ducat de Valosia
FlagCoat of arms
FlagCoat of arms
CapitalMoissac
Largest cityMoissac
Official languages Auvernese
 • Regional languagesCastellanese, Catanese, Jirkian language
Ethnic GroupsValosian 41.5%, Castellanese 38.1%, Jirkians 13.5%, Others 6.9%
DemonymValosian
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
 • MonarchAliénor of Valosia
 • Prime MinisterPau Bordeu
 • Chancellor of CongressCatarina Manllei
 • Chief JusticeBerthomeu Faure
LegislatureGeneral Council of Valosia
Area
 • Total1,500.70 km2
579.42 sq mi
Population
 • Estimate (2014)158,681
 • Density105,73/km2
273.86/sq mi
CurrencyCastellanese Peso and Jirkian Orkno
Drives on theright
Internet TLD.vl


Valosia, officially The Grand Duchy of Valosia is a sovereign landlocked microstate in Southern Uletha, located in the eastern Averdic Mountains (Montanhas Averdicas) and bordered by Castellán and Jirki. Valosia was founded in A.D. 1128.

Valosia has an area of 1501  km2 (579 sq mi) and a population of approximately 158,000. Its capital is Moissac (Ingerish:Moisac), at an elevation of 1,189 metres (3900,91 ft) above sea level. The official language is Auvernese, although Castellanese, Jirkian language, and Catanese are also commonly spoken.

Valosia is a representative democracy with a constitutional monarch, it is headed by a grand duchess, Aliénor, and it's the world's only remaining grand duchy. Valosia's tourism services an estimated 4.3 million visitors annually. It has been a member of the Assembly of Nations since 1988. It is also a member of the Southern Uletha Economic Cooperation Council (SUECC) since 2001. It's a observer state in Commonwealth of Castilophone Countries, because Valosia has a historical and cultural link with Castellán.

Etymology

Valosia means, according to its etymology, land of valleys. The term would come from Romantian vallis wich means valley.

History

Valosia was conquered by Garonese king Enrique I to the Mazanic armies, was founded in 1128 AD by Auvernese people and people from north-west of Uletha, due to the Purgatio Nortia or the Nortian Clearances that were displaced and deported during the Inaran Nations reign of Pretany. In the beginning, Valosia was named as Comtat de Valosia and belonged Kingdom of Auvernia into the Crown of Garonia.

In 1287 AD, the Crown of Garonia and Kingdom of Taredo went to war, because of the annexation of Legonese territories by the Garonese king Pedro II. This war displeased the aristocracy in Valosia and originated revolts commanded by Joan de Valosia, that led to destabilize the territory. The First War between Garonia and Taredo ended in 1291 AD, and the Peace Treaty celebrated in Taredo established the liberation of the occupied territories and other territories claimed its independence as Duchy of Valosia and Kingdom of Iruñea. The Duchy of Valosia celebrate the independence day in 7th july of 1291. Joan was named great duke initiating the dynasty of the Grand Duchy of Valosia.

From 15th to 17th centuries, with the expansion of the Castellanese Empire, some Valosian families as settlers migrated to Castellanese colonial territories as Saneusitania, where they founded several colonies. Saneusitania was closely linked to Valosia where even members of the ducal family went to live there.

The Saneusitanian War for Independence started as a result of the tension built after the Castellanese government reduced the budget allocation to the colony and it entered into a process of health, social and economic crisis. One of the promoters of this rebellion was Antoni de Fajoles, a Valosian royalist that had been exiled to Saneusitania in 1772. He had had disputes with the Castellanese King, due to discrepancies as to whom was the direct line heir of the Castellanese Crown. He contributed with large amounts of money to the Saneusitanian insurgents.

Valosia retained its medieval institutions and rural culture largely unchanged during this period (17th, 18th and 19th centuries). In 1852, a General Council of Valosia of 24 members elected by suffrage limited to heads of family, replaced the aristocratic oligarchy previously ruling the state, but always respecting the ducal figure as head of state.

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