|7, 28.300, 160.012|
Cộng hòa liên bang Quê Hương
Bài Hát Quê Hương Tôi
Song of my homeland
|Official languages||Kuehongese |
|• National languages||Kuehongese|
|Ethnic Groups||Kue (72%) |
|Government||Federal Parliamentary Stratocracy (under a Military Junta)|
|• Chariman of the National Security and Stability Committee||Vu Yền Lực|
|• Chief of the Assembly||Không Có Dụng|
|Legislature||State Advisory Board|
|• Total||160000 km2|
|• Census (2014)||32 million|
|HDI (2015)|| 0.679|
|Drives on the||left|
Kuehong (Kuehongese: 家乡 Quê Hương), officially the Federal Republic of Kuehong (Kuehongese: 共和联邦家乡 Cộng hòa liên bang Quê Hương), is a republic in northern Archanta. To its north it is Fayaan, while to its southwest it borders with Cinasia. Kuehong has a population of 32 million, out of which 72% are native Kue, with the rest mainly immigrants, particularly Babelic (Bai) people from Orano, who settled there during Bai's colonisation. The capital is Bakdep (北叶 Bắc-đẹp), while Namthinhvuong (南盛旺 Nam Thịnh Vượng) is the largest city in the country.
The area of Kuehong was inhabited from as early as the 7000 BC, settled what will be known as the Kue people. The Kingdom of Kue was formed in the 7th century AD. In the 16th century, the kingdom was defeated in an invasion by the Bai Empire (then Suo Empire) and become part of the empire for the next 300 years, while Karolia (or some other coloniser) briefly administers the ports on the west through the Treaty of Khongdeu. After Bai's collapse in the 20th century, the Republic of Kuehong was formed under Phạm Thơ Lanh (范初灵) as its first president. The weak republic, however, split into Bai Kue and Southern Kue after a civil war between ethnic Kue and the Bai people. Following several political changes in either side, it was reunited under a military coup in the 1960s. Despite the military dictatorship, Kuehong was developed rapidly due to its stability. Industrial reforms began in 1982, and later social reforms began after that. In response to calls for democracy, the government have gone through a series of changes allowing greater democracy within its ranks.
Due to its reforms, Kuehong today is ranked as one of the most peaceful nations in the world, with a strong military force consisting entriely of the population. It is placed highly in key social indicators: education, healthcare, life expectancy, quality of life, personal safety and housing. However, it faces challenges including poverty, corruption and inadequate social welfare.
Kuehong is an Ingerish transliteration of "Quê Hương" (家乡), which means "homeland". It was unclear how or when the name "Quê Hương" was adopted, though many estimated that it was first used at around the 3rd century BC. In the 17th century, an Ingerish explorer came to the Bai colony and misspelt the name as "Kwehong", which appeared on maps published by Uletha in the subsequent centuries. Another spelling, "Kuehong", emerged later in the 19th century, and is widely used today. Other spelling variants, such as "Kue-hong", "Que Hong", "Quehong" or "Kue Hong", have also been used by other nations to refer to the state.
Kuehong lies above the Tropic of Cancer and is located between the 27N and 30N latitude. Hence, the country is rather temperate. Kuehong also experiences hot, humid weather from June through September, while typhoons are relatively common.
Kuehong has two mountain ranges generally from northeast to southwest, in contrast to the flat to gently rolling plains of the coastal areas, where most of the population generally reside.
Government and politics
Kuehong is a federal parliamentary republic ruled by a military junta. The constitution declares the rule of the military legitimate since 1984 and hence it is a stratocracy, one of the few nations under the system, with the population of Kuehong all considered part of the military under the constitution. It is an executive-led governing system, with the National Security and Stability Committee as the executive branch. The head of state is the Chairman of the Committee, while the head of government is the Chief of the National Advisory Assembly (Chief of the Assembly), the leader of the federal legislative branch.
Kuehong is a federation of nine states and one federal territory. Governance of the states is officially divided between the federal and the state governments, with different powers reserved for each. However, many said that Federal government, while it has direct administration of the federal territories, also have huge control over the states as well.
Kuehong has three official languages - Kuehongese (also its national language), Babelic (Bai) and Ingerish. Kuehongese is spoken by the majority of the population, while Bai is generally spoken by the ethnic Bai population in Kuehong. There is an increasing number of Ingerish speakers in Kuehong after Ingerish language lessons were made compulsory since 2001 when it became the official language.
Kuehongese is one of the few languages with active digraphia. Officially, it uses both Xinbaizi (simplified Bai characters) and Mautu (modified Romantian). Xinbaizi is used in the majority of textbooks, novels, road signs, official documents and newspapers. Sometimes, and increasingly, Mautu is used alongside Xinbaizi, especially since Mautu has become more popular and widely used by the younger generation. In 2017, it is found that Kuehongese speakers are able to read Mautu but a significant portion (at 28%) are unable to read Xinbaizi. There have also been calls to abolish Xinbaizi, especially during a mass rally in Vang Ngat in 2016 which led to violent clashes after radical protestors defaced road signs using Xinbaizi.