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United Provinces of Alsland
Anthem: Aalslânsk grûn (Dellish)
and largest city
|Official languages||Dellish |
|Recognised regional languages||Kirenian |
|Ethnic groups||86.3% Alslandic background |
13.7% Foreign background
|Government||Federal semi-presidential directorial republic|
|Achim Lehmann |
|Independence from Kirenia|
|46,789 km2 (18,065 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
• 2020 estimate
• 2019 census
|243/km2 (629.4/sq mi)|
|GDP (PPP)||2020 estimate|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2020 estimate|
• Per capita
|HDI (2020)|| 0.937|
|Currency||(€) Euclo (EUC)|
Alsland (Dellish: Aalslân; Weranian: Aalsland; Swathish: Ẹlsland) officially the United Provinces of Alsland is a country in Northern Euclea. It is bordered by Werania to the north, Estmere to the east and Kirenia to the west. It covers an area of 46,789 km2 (18,065 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.5 million. The capital and largest city is Yndyk; other major cities are Wottested, Werdau, Kirchester, Glauchau, Leens, Hurdegaryp, and Ilfracombe. Alsland is divided into 8 autonomous provinces. Delland, Garz, Hamptonshire, Yndyk, Middewald, Fawkhamshire, Zittau and Martiland.
Alsland is home to four distinct communities. The Dellish speaking community are primarily in the centre of the country, the Swathish speaking community in the east of the country, the Weranian speaking community in the north and the Kirenian communities along the border with Kirenia. The smallest native community in Alsland is the Estmerish community in the autonomous region of Burnshire.
Alsland was first inhabited by Weranic tribes since antiquity. Alsland was also home to Tenic tribes and Kirenian peoples. Due to the Neeves mountain range Alsland was isolated from the Solarian Empire. After the collapse of the Solarian Empire various petty kingdoms rose throughout Alsland the most notable being the Kingdom of the Fawkish in the southeast. The petty kingdoms were incorporated into the Rudolphine Confederation. During the Amendist Wars the Alslandic petty kingdoms sided with the Amendist League. The Alslandic petty kingdoms remained with the Rudolphine Confederation until the Ten Years' War when they were annexed by Kirenia.
After the War of the Triple Alliance Werania refusing to reincorporate Alsland was seen as a betrayal by the Weranians in Alsland and led to a surge in pan-Alslandic nationalism. A Weranian led coalition in Alsland launched the Alslandic Revolution in 1861. The revolution's aims were to unite the territories annexed by Kirenia in the Ten Years' war and form a separate state. Alsland experienced rapid industrialisation and the cities in Alsland saw massive growth. The rapid industrialisation led to a surge in support for Dellish independence. The 1919 Dellish revolution broke out and as part of the April Revolution in Kirenia. Delland gained independence. Delland was soon invaded by Werania and Estmere but disagreements on the proposed division of Delland led to the establishment of Alsland as a buffer state in 1920. Alsland was invaded and occupied during the Great War. After the Great War Alsland joined the Euclean Community.
Alsland is a liberal democracy with a mixed market economy; Alsland's welfare state also provides subsidised Education and Healthcare. The country is considered to have a 'very high' and has a High average income. The country is a member of the Euclean Community, the Northern Forum, the AEDC, ECDTO, the International Council for Democracy and the Community of Nations.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics and Government
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- Weranic tribe
- Usage post-Revolution
- Alternate names
- Immigration into Alsland
Early Middle ages
- Petty Kingdoms
- Kingdom of the Fawkish
- James the Great and Fawkish domination
- Rudolphine Confederation
- Amendist War
- Kirenian annexation
- Werdau revolution
- Industrial centre
- Dellish People's Party
- Great collapse
- Airdale war
- April revolution
Independence and July Crisis
- Dellish revolution
- Republic of Delland
- July Crisis
- Buffer state
- Land reform and pillarisation
Great War and modern era
- Emergence of the bloc system
- Martiland crisis
- Separatist sentiment in Holsteen
- Neighbouring countries
- Natural resources
- Climate types
- Average temperature
- Percipitation and sunlight
- Temperature extremes
- Neeves mountains
- Mt Verdant
- Other important mountains
- National parks
- Native animals
Politics and Government
Head of the Presidency
Alsland's political system operated under the framework laid out in the 1920 Alslandic constitution. Amendments to the constitution require a 2/3rds majority of the Folkssenaat to become law. The constitutions articles enshrining Human rights, the federal system, the rule of law and the separation of powers cannot be changed at all.
Alsland's Federal Presidency is a 4-member executive that functions as the collective head of state and head of the executive of the Alsland. It meets in the Presidential Hall in Yndyk. Members of the Presidency are directly elected from each linguistic community every 4 years using the alternative vote system. The position of Head of the Presidency rotates between the 4 members of the Presidency, each serving as Head of the Presidency for one year. The current Head of the Presidency is Reedik Kaljurand.
The Premier of Alsland, currently Ottila Möller is the head of government and is appointed by the President and the Folkssenaat. The Premier is usually the leader of the largest party in the Folkssenaat or a Bloc's candidate for Premier. The Premier exercises executive power through their Cabinet.
Since 1962, Alslandic politics have been dominated by the National Bloc and the Progressive Alliance which are the two political blocs within Alsland. So far every Premier since their creation excluding Jabik Nieuwenhuis has been a member of the blocs. Outside of the Blocs the Left Miscellaneous, Centrist Miscellaneous, Nationalist Miscellaneous and Right Miscellaneous parties exist. These are political parties that are not members of either bloc. In 2021 the Together for the Republic bloc was founded after an agreement by centrist parties as an alternative to the two main blocs in Alsland.
Alsland is divided into eight Provinces. The provinces of Alsland each are members of a linguistic community and each province has a high level of autonomy with their own governments, legislatures and constitutions. The most populated province is Delland with 1,893,707 inhabitants. The largest province by area is Fawkhamshire which is also the least densely populated province. Yndyk is the smallest province by area but has the highest population density of every province. Martiland is the province with the smallest number of inhabitants with 993,228 inhabitants at the last census.
Two provinces have been admitted since Alsland gained independence in 1919. Martiland was admitted in 1925 after previously being merged with Middewald. Yndyk was admitted in 1995 following a successful referendum about seceding from Delland. The referendum was backed by every major bloc and party in the country. In 2022, Burnshire is set to vote on whether to secede from Fawkhamshire. If successful Burnshire will be the third province to be created after Alslandic independence and it will be the smallest province in terms of population. Burnshire's administrative centre Newick will become the smallest provincial capital with only 28,000 residents.
|Map||Name||Administrative centre||Population||Head of Government|
|Provinces of Alsland|
|Delland||Wottested||1,893,707||Imma Hoogland (KP)|
|Fawkhamshire||Ilfracombe||1,250,773||Arþur Troġġe (SDF)|
|Garz||Werdau||1,847,382||Matilda Rheingold (OVP)|
|Hamptonshire||Kirchester||1,748,225||Brunyld afMucana (SF)|
|Martiland||Rahu||993,228||Ahto Malk (KPP)|
|Middewald||Hurdegaryp||1,010,436||Heigo Harma (Griene)|
|Yndyk||Rivierwâl||1,200,227||Japik Minnema (SDyD)|
|Zittau||Glauchau||1,522,770||Konrad Dünhaupt (SU)|
- Supreme court
- Crime rate
Foreign relations of Alsland are handled by the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs. Alsland maintains embassies and consulates in most countries around the world. Yndyk is home to several dozen foreign embassies.
Alsland has been a member of the Euclean Community since 1955. Alslandic policy towards the EC has become progressively more euclofederalist. Successive Alslandic governments have endorsed plans for a single EC army and backed further integration of EC member states. During Bonne Zijlstra's tenure as President of the Euclean Community, Alsland's linguistic diversity was frequently used as a model for a potential united Euclean state. Within the EC, Alsland has frequently aligned itself with smaller member states such as Azmara, Borland, Caldia, Hennehouwe and Kesselbourg. Alsland has a particularly strong relation with Azmara and Borland which has led to the term "Alsbora" to be used when referring to the three countries collectively.
Alsland has a unique relationship with Kirenia. Alsland has generally more positive relations with the country and post-independence had a pro-Kirenian foreign policy particularly after the Estmerish-Weranian invasion and occupation of Delland. The Kirenian-Weranian war led to an outbreak of ethnic violence in Alsland such as the 1950 Rahu riots which left several people dead. Overtime Alslandic foreign policy has drifted towards eastern Euclea however Alsland maintains strong relations with Kirenia and other MASSOR member states.
Furthermore, Alsland is a founding member of the Community of Nations and the International Council for Democracy. It is also a member of the Euclean Common Defence Treaty Organisation (ECDTO), the Association for Economic Development and Cooperation (AEDC), the International Trade Organization (ITO), the Global Institute for Fiscal Affairs (GIFA) and the Estmerish Community.
The Alslandic Defence force (Definsjemacht) currently numbers 28,000 active personnel. In 2020 the defence budget was set at €5.932 Billion (1.1% of Alsland's GDP). The Definsjemacht is split into 3 branches, the Federaal leger (ground forces), the Federale loftmacht (air force) and the Federale garde (home guard). Until 1968, Military service was compulsory for Alslandic men at age 18 but this was changed and since 1970 the Definsjemacht has operated on a purely voluntary service unless in wartime when conscription may be reintroduced.
The Head of the Presidency is the commander in chief of the Alslandic armed forces, since 2022 this has been Reedik Kaljurand. The Secretary of Defence is usually a former or current member of the Armed Forces. The last conflict Alsland was involved in militarily was the Great War however the Definsjemacht has been deployed on several occasions since then most notably in 1975 during the Martiland Strikes and in 1995 during the Euclogaos protests. It was deployed most recently in 2021 after the Yndyk train bombing as part of a broad scheme to help law enforcement prevent future terrorist attacks. Definsjemacht soldiers have since been spotted at key transport hubs such as train stations and airports.
- Brief description
- Adoption of the Euclo (Euclogaos)
- Notable exports/imports
- Financial centres
- Yndyk stock exchange
- Financial & services sector
- Annual visitors
- Cultural sites
As of 2020, 48% of Alsland's energy production came from nuclear power and other renewable sources. Nuclear power is Alsland's largest source of electricity. Despite this in 2012, the Progressive Alliance led government backed a proposal by the Greens and Socialists to phase out nuclear power by 2035. The move was criticised by other environmental groups and sparked backlash against the government. Despite this subsequent governments have affirmed the timeline of phasing out nuclear power in Alsland. Anti-nuclear activists also blocked the construction of a nuclear power plant in 2011.
Due to Alsland's central location in Northern Euclea it is a transport hub between several neighbouring states. The motorway system in Alsland, the Autodyk in Dellish, the Autobahn in Weranian and the Kiirtee in Kirenian, spans the entire country. The Autodyk spans 1,747 km (1,086 mi) across Alsland and spreads across each province in the country. Each section of the Autodyk is operated and managed by the province it is in. Alsrail, the national rail transport operator is the most used form of public transportation in Alsland, it also connects with neighbouring countries and the Euclostar network. There are over X km (X mi) of rail track in Alsland. Since 2017, cycling infrastructure has seen a large expansion notably in the Yndyk Province. This has coincided with a federal campaign to promote cycling in Alsland. As of 2020 there are 218 km of cycling lanes in Yndyk making it the Xth most bike-friendly city. On average 153,211 or 24% of Yndyk's population now commute to work via bike.
The largest airports in Alsland are Yndyk International Airport, Wottested International Airport, Yndyk-Hurdegaryp International Airport and Ilfracombe International Airport. Over 26,000,000 passengers flew through Yndyk International Airport in 2020 making it the Xth busiest airport in Euclea.
- Population density
- Population growth and population pyramid
- Average age
Largest cities in Alsland
- Largest migrant communities
- Restrictions on non-EC immigration
- % of foreign born Alslandic citizens
- Alslandic Weranian and Alslandic Swathish
- Local churches
- Relationship between state and church
- Poll on religious views
- Life expectancy
- Replacement rate
- Health inequalities
- Health problems
- State health service
- Euthanasia in some provinces
- Brief rundown on education system
- Trade schools
- Tertiary education
- Adult education
- Famous artists over time
- Notable art pieces
- Art museums
Literature in Alsland has a deep history going back to the middle ages and the works of Alslandic monks and philosophers. Early Alslandic literature paved the way for several sotirian philosophical movements. During the Ten Years' War and much of the 19th century, Alslandic literature was notable for it's existential dread and many pieces of work during this time were self-censored by their authors in fear of reprisal by Kirenian authorities. Alslandic literature experienced a crisis between 1880 and 1940 when very few notable pieces of Alslandic literature were produced. The Great War and Alsland's reconstruction era fuelled a revitalisation of literature. Late 20th century literature in Alsland was recognisable for it's various themes and outlook on society. Today, literature in Alsland is diverse and has produced several important works of literature.
Well-known Alslandic authors include Liewer Halma, Seaksje Kalsbeek, Ebe Van Der Heide, K.A Zimmermann, Ernest Dixon, Erlend Vesik, and Raiko Rummo. Notable pieces of Alslandic literature include, Watercolour birds, the romanticist influenced Finsterbank series and Taivo Janese lugu which was written during the Gaullican occupation by pianist Taivo Janese and was published after he was killed in the Battle of Wottested. In modern days Alslandic literature has seen a revival, Watercolour birds which was published in 2002 went on to become a global bestseller and sold an estimated 49 million copies globally making it the xth best selling book globally. The book's author, Seaksje Kalsbeek became the first Alslander to win a !Nobel Prize for Literature.
- Local music
- Classical music
- Modern music & famous artists
Freedom of the Press is guaranteed in the Alslandic constitution. Despite this during the 2007-2008 Alslandic political crisis, various newspapers had their offices raided after publishing anti-government material and for promoting a general strike.
Alsland has one of the largest newspaper industries relative to it's size in Euclea due to pillarisation. The most read newspaper in Alsland is Hjoed which operates sister newspapers for each linguistic community in Alsland. The Yndyk Times is the second most read newspaper in Alsland and serves the Dellish community in Alsland. Each linguistic community usually has separate newspapers or operate as subsidiaries to larger newspapers.
The Alslandic public broadcaster is Alslandyske Nijs en Radiotsjinst (ANS). ANS broadcasts in Dellish, Weranian, Swathish, Kirenian, Gaullican and Estmerish. In recent years Channel 4 (K4) has become the largest commercial broadcaster in Alsland. K4 and ANS are direct competitors in the Alslandic television market. Due to it's connections with it's neighbours, Estmerish, Kirenian and Weranian media is frequently available in Alsland.
The most popular sports in Alsland are Skiing, Football, Snowboarding and Ice hockey. Sports like football and rugby are more popular in the north and flatter areas of the country whilst sports like skiing and snowboarding are more popular in the Neeves mountain range.
Alsland's main football league is the Federale kompetysje which has 22 teams. The largest football stadium in Alsland is the Yk Van Der Plaats Stadion in Yndyk which is home to the TBD football team. Notable Alslandic football players include Tsjiete Bleeker, Rayk Feigenspan, Ryt Cnossen, Kilian Slesinger and Edda Handmann.
The Federal Ice Hockey League (FIHK) is the most watched sporting championship in Alsland and is most popular in the Neeves mountain area due to it's climate. The Alslandic men's national ice hockey team is one of the best teams in Euclea. The most successful ice hockey team in Alsland is Ilfracombe which to date has won the FIHK 16 times in its 82 year history.
Rugby is also popular in the north-west of Alsland, whilst the Alslandic men's rugby team has not won the Rugby World Cup in it's history it has produced notable players such as Bendert Walstra and Kaljo Klavan. The official rugby championship in Alsland, the National Rugby Union (NRU) has been operating since 1939 is still popular particularly in Garz, Zittau and Martiland.
- Most popular dishes
- Local dishes
- National dish
|Date||Estmerish name||Local Name||Notes|
|1 January||New Year's Day||Nijjiersdei|
|12 February||Patriot's day||Patriotten dei|
|2 March||Swathish Language Day||Svạþiṡc lẏdenn dạg||Held annually to celebrate the Swathish identity|
|Changeable||Easter monday||Peaske moandei|
|22 April||Remembrance Day||Mälestuspäeva||Held annually following the Rahu Massacre|
|1 May||Labour Day||Dei fan de Arbeid|
|30 July||Saint Alfhard's day||Tag des Heiligen Alfhard||Celebrates the patron saint of Garz and Zittau|
|18 October||Freedom Day||Frijheidsdei||Celebrates the 1919 original declaration of Dellish independence|
|22 November||Constitution Day||Grûnwetdei|
|24 December||Nativity's eve||Krystjûn|
|31 December||New Year's eve||Âldjiersjûn|