Republic of Borland
Location of Borland (dark green)
and largest city
|Government||Unitary parliamentary republic|
|9 April 1608|
|18–20 June 1860|
|12 March 1988|
|5 November 1988|
• 2019 estimate
|GDP (PPP)||2019 estimate|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2019 estimate|
• Per capita
|Currency||Borish schat (ς) (BOR)|
|Date format||dd ˘ mm ˘ yyyy|
Borland (/bɔɹlənd/, Borish pronunciation: [ˈboːrlɑnt]), officially the Republic of Borland (Borish: Republiek Borland), is a country in central Patyria, with overseas territories in the Artalias. Flanked by the Savic Sea of the Cercian Ocean on its northern coast, Borland is bordered by Apelia to the west and Vierzland to the east. The country has a highly-urbanized population of 23 million people, who are mainly concentrated in the capital city Anderveld, as well as Stresen and Osterum.
Borland's territory was settled by Veisic peoples in the 4th century BC. It was subsumed into the Pererran Empire in the 100s, but the collapse of the empire in the 400s led to its conquering by the Vogatian Empire. Borland was split between the Kingdom of Apelia and the Vierz Kingdom from 853 onward, until the Eastern Patyrian War resulted in the creation of the Kingdom of Borland in 1608. Over the next few hundred years, the Borish colonial empire expanded in the Artalias and elsewhere. Borland was effectively a vassal state of Apelia until the First Apelic War, when it came under the influence of the Vierz Empire. The Caberran Wars pitted Borland and others against Tierada, resulting in significant sociopolitical change in Borland despite its eventual victory over Caberra's armies.
During the Patyrian Revolutions of the mid-19th century, Borish citizens revolted against Vierz influence, abolished the Borish monarchy, and relinquished the country's status as a client state. It was during this time that many of its colonies gained independence. Borland officially declared neutrality during the Great War, but was invaded and occupied by Socialist Apelia in 1943. It was liberated from Apelian control in 1946 by the Vierz Empire and the Borish National Army. Borland was occupied by Vierz troops until 1949, after which it gained independence as a satellite state of the Vierz Empire. During the ensuing Silent War, known as the Rentmeesterschap period in Borland, the country's government was an authoritarian state. After a period of socioeconomic troubles in the 1980s, the Anderveld Uprising of 1987 prompted the withdrawal of Vierz troops from the country and the dissolution of the client government in 1988.
Borland is a founding member of the International Assembly and the Borish Confederation, and a full member of the Union of Patyrian States. Since 1988, it has been a democratic, constitutional, parliamentary republic with a comprehensive welfare state and market economy. Borland maintains one of the highest standards of living in the world, ranking highly in the metrics of quality of life, educational attainment, and safety.