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Sour Patch Empire of Yugobatania
Motto: "Sour Then Sweet"
Area controlled by Yugobatania, highlighted in green
Area controlled by Yugobatania, highlighted in green
and largest city
|Official languages||Yugobatanian, English|
|853,454.744 km2 (329,520.719 sq mi)|
• 2019 estimate
• 2014 census
|244.4/km2 (633.0/sq mi)|
|GDP (PPP)||2018 estimate|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2018 estimate|
• Per capita
|Gini (2013 (est.))||30.8|
|Currency||Sour Patch (Ƀ) (YUG)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 to -6|
|ISO 3166 code||YU|
Yugobatania (Yugobatanian: Юговатаниа), officially the Sour Patch Empire (Yugobatanian: Империя кислых пятен romanized: Imperiya kislykh pyaten), is an absolute monarchy and minor power in Strangereal, located on the continent of Verusa. Yugobatania encompasses a small portion of the continent's northwestern landmass, and is mainly bordered by Puczovska to the north, with Itallitopia to the east; Friently and the Sawtooth Badlands to the south across the Tsyemny Sea; along with a number of other countries to the south-southwest on the continent of Anea. Its capital, Vielo, is located within the Grand Yugo Region, the westernmost and largest of the former National Region System used by Yugobatania until 2016. Other major cities include Port Rione, Obierka, Motzy, Urula, and Kreb-Nout.
The current area known today as Yugobatania was once inhabited during the prehistoric period. Evidence of Neo-Verusan and Neo-Aneanus cultures have been found scattered throughout the country, mostly in the Wuson Region on the Eastern side of Yugobatania. The most widely accepted theory is the Tsyemny Migration Theory, which dictates that prehistoric species of the Neo-Aneanus race migrated across the continent of Anea from the south to Verusa, as the sea levels were very high, leaving a small land bridge which connected the two continents around 15,000 years ago. Various nomadic tribes inhabited areas around Yugobatania and Verusa. Very few cities were established, and those that were had small populations, and scattered across the country, mainly around the 8th to 3rd Centuries BCE. Kreb-Nout is the most ancient city in Yugobatania, being one of the first large and highly cultured cities, around the 6th Century BCE. Numerous cultural advancements were made in the 2nd and 1st Centuries of Yugobatania's history, with some of the first Yugobatanian written language being developed, as well as the creation of the first primitive texts and stories on papyrus, and eventually paper.
Yubontia, Yugobatania's predecessor, was formed in 1520. It was the first time in Yugobatanian history that an attempt for a unified country had been tried and succeeded (all other previous attempts had failed). Yubontia first established itself as a theocracy, with highly religious views around the monotheistic religion of Divinity. Around the 1700s, the country gradually turned into a absolute monarchy under King Joergen Versden I. A rich history and unique culture arose from Yubontia, with small amounts of its influence still seen in today's modern society. Numerous civil wars plagued Yubontia for most of its history after that due to a vast amount of social reform movements that the public frequently made, as well as the abuse of power that the Versden Royal Family had over its citizens. Civil revolts, such the Vielo Uprise in 1847, were some of the major factors that eventually led to Yubontia being overthrown in 1921, through the Yubontia coup d'état.
Yugobatania in the modern day is a highly developed nation that possesses a large population, industrialized economy, and a well-outfitted military force. The country is also regarded for its many advancements in aerospace technology, robotics, advancements in artificial intelligence, as well as its highly advanced exoskeleton systems developed by OCorp, the governing body, and largest megacorporation, in Yugobatania. Controversy has arisen in recent years after OCorp's rise to power, due to their use of chemical agents on citizens, violating basic human rights, accusations of terrorist attacks, illegal scientific undertakings, as well as criticism towards its form of government.
Recently, in an unexpected move, President Mark O changed Yugobatania into an absolute monarchy, and had quickly renamed the Greater Conglomerate of Yugobatania into the Sour Patch Empire of Yugobatania. In another unexpected move, he had also renamed himself into the Supreme Sourpatch Emperor of Yugobatania. He had quickly changed many aspects of Yugobatania, including its currency, religion, and flag.
Despite large tax rates, as well as issues concerning basic human rights and needs, Yugobatania continues to rank very high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, median income, human development, per capita GDP, and worker productivity. The medium-sized, corrupt, yet well-organized government juggles the competing demands from its National Defense Sector, the Yugobatanian National Education Division, and general industrial businesses, mostly in military applications and various science sectors. The average income tax rate is 61.7%, yet wage gaps are very small, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 2.1 Pre-history
- 2.2 Early 20th century
- 2.3 Yubontia
- 2.4 The Kingdom of Yugobatania (1921-1922)
- 2.5 The Federal Republic of Yugobatania (1922-2013)
- 2.6 The Dictatorship of Yugobatania (2013-2016)
- 2.7 The Greater Conglomerate of Yugobatania (2016-2019)
- 2.8 The Sour Patch Empire of Yugobatania (2019-present)
- 3 Geography
- 4 Government
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
The concept of "Yugobatania" has its origins in the Vielo Uprise, a violent revolt against the Versden's rule, that led to hundreds of deaths of protesters by the Yubontian monarchy. The name is a portmanteau of two words in the native Yugobatanian language, "jyugo" (South) and "vatani" (Literally "deviant" or "defiant").
"Vatani" was a derogatory term in Yubontia to describe citizens who would not follow societal norms, and disobey civil laws and ideas. This term gained a more positive connotation after the Vielo Uprise, as an act of defiance against the Yubontian government. Evidence from newspapers during the 1800's show that citizens began to show opposition to the government, and the word "Vatani" was mentioned frequently in articles about civil disobedience.
The usage of the term "jyugo", which means south, has given way to disputes in recent etymological studies upon the origin of Yugobatania's name. There is very few evidence that the word "jyugo" was mentioned, or even used, at all, in the process of creating Yugobatania. A few news reports have been found that show a possible origin of the usage of the word, that could have given it popularity. A story titled Южные рейдеры Цемненского моря (Southern Raiders of the Tsyemny Sea) written in 1851 by a relatively unknown writer named Truman Rosden. It tells the tale of a band of pirates in the Tsyemny Sea who traveled and had adventures throughout Verusa and Anea. Southern Raiders of the Tsyemny Sea showed underlying themes of patriotism and a desire to be free from tyranny.
Etymologists are still baffled upon how Southern Raiders was practically unheard of for most of Yugobatania's history, given its tremendous influence upon creating the name of the nation. After the Universal Strangereal Language (USL) was adopted in 1905, "Jyugovatania" turned into "Yugobatania" through rough translation, as well as Yubontia's lack and general refusal to adopt the USL. The rough translation has stuck, and occasionally the original Yugobatanian language version of its name can be found throughout the country, most notably around older and less developed portions of the country.
The area known today as Yugobatania was inhabited throughout the prehistoric period. Fossils of Homo-Verusus dating to the middle Palaeolithic period have been unearthed in Eastern Yugobtania, near the Wuson Region. Through efforts of DNA matching going back thousands of years, anthropoligists have discovered that most inhabitants of Verusa have similar DNA of those in Anea, thereby helping to further confirm the Tsyemny Migration Theory.
The most famous and the best presented site is Kreb-Nout, a now major city in the modern day. Remnants of several Homo-Verusus and Homo-Aneanus cultures were found in all regions of the country. The largest proportion of the sites is in the Grand Yugo Region. The Iron Age left traces of the early Yusonian culture and the Verusan Batania Nomad culture.