Vinnmark

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Kingdom of Vinnmark
Royaume du Vinnmark
Königriek af Vinnmark
FlagCoat of arms
Motto:
"Vriedoem on Prosperitie"
Anthem:
Song of Vinnmark
CapitalBerles
Largest cityBerles
Official languagesVinnish and Franquese
Ethnic Groups77% Vinnish, 15% Other Ulethan, 5% Tarephian, 2% Other/Various
GovernmentParliamentary monarchy
 • QueenMargaret I of Vinnmark
 • Prime MinisterMartin Krools
LegislatureStates General
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of the Representatives
Area
 • Total53,789.86 km2
Population
 • Census (2018)9,376,664
 • Density174.3/km2
GDP (PPP)
 • Total$0.398 trillion
GDP (nominal)
 • Per capita$42,523
HDI (2018)0.932
very high
CurrencyVinnish Krona (VNK)
Drives on theright
Internet TLD.co.vu

Vinnmark , officially the Kingdom of Vinnmark (Royaume du Vinnmark in Franquese, Koenijkrijk af Vinnmark in Vinnish) is a Parliamentary Monarchy in Western Uletha. It covers an area of 53,789.86 km squared on the southern coast of the Vinn Sea. Its capital and largest city is Berles. With more than 9 million inhabitants (2018), Vinnmark is one of the most heavily populated countries in the southern Vinn Sea and is also one of the most densely populated countries in Western Uletha.

Etymology

The name 'Vinnmark' comes from the Old Vinnic word 'vännmaäk', which means 'land of forests', although a popular myth amongst people is that the name came from the Vinn Sea or the city of Vinn.

History

Vinnmark originated around the city-state of Vinn, which was considered a fronteir city of western Uletha from the 2nd century BC until Vinnmarks founding in the 12th century. The country that is now Vinnmark was populated just by a few Vinnic and Gaermanic tribes until the 12th century, when an expedition made by Nordic tribes succesfully invaded the territory of the Vinnic tribes and conquered the city-state.

Kingdom of Vinnmark and the New Kingdom of Vinnmark

In 1386, Federich the Great succesfully created the Kingdom of Vinnmark, which occupied the zone between the Vinn Sea and the Lake Leikenzee and lasted for 28 years until Andrew the Powerful (Anders den Megtige) killed Federich in the battle of Kulielka. Andrew the Powerful conquered some islands in the coast still populated by tribes, and had plans to establish trading relations with Wesmandy through the sea, but couldnt due to trible conflicts with the Wesmans over the previous invasion. The Merchant Republic was a symbol of tribal peace throughout the lands that was shattered by the invansion from outsiders reverting the republic to an autocratic kingdom.

Republic of Vinnmark and Blauer's Great Vinnmark

The Second Kingdom of Vinnmark lasted for 420 years, leading to a stronger army and more developed cities, due to the political stability, until in 1834, Jan Sindhauer led a rebelion against the King Ferdinand XI succesfully proclaiming the Republic of Vinnmark, which was proclaimed the 1st October 1834 and lasted for almost 100 years.

Loss of the southeastern duchies

The independence was not without consequence. The territory known as The Great Duchy of Welstand-Westrijk declared itself independent in 1834, followed by the Territory of Utterland in 1885.

In 1834, Jan Sindhauer was well known in Welstand-Westrijk. When the Ferdinand XI daughter Princess Theresa was killed in Kirchenburg's Botanikgarten in 1832, the Welstand-Westrijk Duke Albert VI, King's Ferdinand XI cousin, attributed the assassination to Sindhauer's rebellion, declaring Welstand-Westrijk independent after the announcement of Vinnmark's Republic in 1834. Albert VI became the first Duke of Welstand-Westrijk as an independent state. However, Princess Theresa's murder was commited by the anarchist group Bök in protest of Welsrijk submission to Vinnmark's crown. Albert VI used the killing to declare Welstand-Westrijk independent in order to prevent a republican revolution. This fact, was the start of the Noetren Kazrie, a popular revolution that lasted two months and which had in Kirchenburg the main focus.

Utterland was part of Vinnmark until 1885. There was a large degree of autonomy, with the nobility more or less allowed to run affairs as they saw fit. The main landowners were the Duke of Schalmen, who took seat at Welle, the Count of Solsburg, who resided at Fort Solsburg. To avoid a full on war, after the independence of Welstand-Westrijk, the monarchy agreed to secede the territory peacefully. This was viewed as a major loss to the Vinnish population and a sign of weakness.

Great War of Vinnmark

In 1934, due to the political instability, general poverty and a general racism agains ethnic minorities; the far-right leader Anders Blauer won the national election. As Blauer won the elections with 66% of the votes in March 1934, non-Ulethans and others started to leave the country, causing a huge population decline. In December 1934, Blauer successfully invaded Wesmandy for 20 days, until Tircambry helped to fight Vinnmark's Army, which left Wesmandy on the 3rd January 1935. This lead to numerous protests all across the country. After the protests had begun, Blauer took shelter in Varlonge, where he commited suicide on November 11th 1935.

After Blauer

After Blauer committed suicide, the Vinnish, tired of unstable governments, voted for a centrist democratic government presided by Markus Stroepgaard in February 1936. During that year, a new constitution was redacted by a group of 23 random individuals. This constitution was approved by the Senate and became official on 1st January 1937. A new currency, the Krona was introduced in 1938. The States General approved a series of laws protecting workers and setting a minimum wage of 2000 krona ($233). The government promoted the exploitation of natural resources, discovering natural gas near the Huicania Mountains in the 1940s and oil under the Vinn Sea in the 1950s.

1990s-Today

In 1993 Vinnmark held a referendum to vote to remain a republic or introduce a monarchy. After 76% of the voters voted for the monarchy, Margaret I of Vinnmark - descendent of the Royal Family which ruled the country until the 19th century - was declared as Queen of Vinnmark. With the fall of the Norlensk regime, the exports of oil and gas, a well managed government, which opened Vinnmark to the turistic sector as well as foreign companies and joined the Vinnic Economic Community in 1999, stablishing peaceful relationships with many neighbouring countries. Vinnmark became one of the most important economies in the Vinn Sea zone.

Geography

Vinnmark is located on the southern bay of the Vinn Sea despite its short coast. It is surrounded by Wesmandy, Kalm, Estiensia, Welstand-Westrijk, Ventrien and Shilesia. It has a main range, the Huicania Mountains, in the south.

Climate

Most of Vinnmark has humid continental climate, but the zones near the Vinn Sea have an Oceanic climate. Summers can be really hot, as well as winters can vary from cool to very cold. Rain is abundant, but it is less abundant in zones near the Huicania Mountains.

Population

Vinnmark has a population of more than 9 million people.

Inmigration

Vinnmark has a large foreign-born population, as well as Vinnmans of foreign origin, mostly descending from immigrants that came to the country during the 1950s and 1960s. In cities such as Berles, the immigrant population is over 30% of the total population. This isn't seen well by all eyes, and far-right xenophobe parties are becoming stronger, such as National Front of Vinnmark a xenophobe party which became the 3rd most important party by voters in the 2009 elections, and now rules several cities and counties.

Economy

Vinnmark is an open market economy, home to lots of international companies such as the textile trader MALK KOENIG with headquarters in Vinn, the international online shopping site stocker.com with headquarters in Varlonge and many more companies.

Politics

The Vinnish prime minister is Martin Krools, from the progressive-liberal party VDS- Liberaals.

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