The Kingdom of Cadair
Motto: "Cymru am byth Sgriwiwch chi Eingl"
Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau
|Recognised national languages||Cymraeg, English, Disurso|
• Mab Darogan
|201,261 km2 (77,707 sq mi)|
The Kingdom of Cadair, simply called Cadair, is a autocratic monarchy in the International Democratic Union. Cadair is an island chain in the Agamai Ocean with the Dolphin Sea to the Northwest. Officially founded in 1983 with a peace treaty between Cymry rebels and the Prydainian Empire, both of whom claimed the island as their Cadair seized control of the entirety of the island in 1990 after several conflicts with the Prydainians. Known for being an environmentally stunning nation with a love for culture, Cadair has had a small yet noteworthy impact on global history. They have diplomatic ties with many nations and are considered to be peaceful and diplomatic, many times being the leading delegate of many treaties, trade deals, and peace talks, most notably perhaps being the Treviso Nuclear Treaty with delegates of Zamastan in 1992 and the signing of the Treaty of Mönusÿnthys 2018-9B in 2018.
- 1 Etmology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Religion
- 6 Culture
- 7 Cities
- 8 Government
- 9 Foreign Relations and Military
- 10 Economy
The modern name for themselves is Cymry, and Cadair is the name given to the island. The use of the word Cymry comes from a term used by the legendary King Arthur after he united the tribal kingdoms (prior to the arrival of the Prydanians). At that time the island was called Lloegr, with Arthur reigning from the fortress Cadair Idris. After the rebirth of the nation in 1983 it was named Cadair, in honor of the palace of King Arthur.
The ancient land of Lloegr has been home to two primary people groups for thousands of years. The Cymry and the Prydain. But in the fifth century A.D. the Prydain Kingdoms attacked and conquered the Cymry kingdoms. The Prydainians drove the Cymry across the bay and forced them to remain there. The Cymry people have tried to break free on several occasions but were never been able to get completely away from the Prydainians.
War for Cymry Independence
The age of democracy brought no comfort to the Cymry, as even the democratic system discriminated against them. The Cymry tried to break free in 1963 when two Cymry militias, the Byddin Rhyddid Cymru (Free Cymry Army) and the Mudiad Amddiffyn Cymru (Movement for the Defense of Cymry), formed against the Republic of Prydainia, but both were destroyed by 1969. While disappointed with the results, the Cymry were determined to win their freedom. On 4 February, 1983 the Y Fyddin Annibyniaeth Gymreig (Army of Cymry Independence or ACI) was founded by a small group of revolutionaries , headed by Gerallt Morgan. It took several months but the ACI was armed and mobilized using guerrilla tactics to organize a quick surrender by Prydania. The War for Cymry Independence officially ended on 23 September, 1983 with the signing of the Rhyddid Treaty, which legalized the formation of a sovereign Cymry nation and was supposed to protect them from war with Prydania. Due to distrust of Prydania, the ACI leadership council met to quickly organize the new Cymry nation. The council refused to keep the name the Prydanians had stolen from them, and thus adopted the name Cadair, as the nation would be a fortress for all Cymry people, and the traditional name Cymry was given to the people. Lastly, the council named Gerallt Morgan as ruler of the nation, and gave him the title of Mab Darogan.
Shortly after the founding of Cadair as a sovereign nation, the Prydainia tried to take back that which they lost. They would wage 2 more wars with Cadair over the next 23 years, each one costing them dearly.
The Prydainian Conflict began on 9 December, 1983. The Prydainia moved soldiers into Pontypridd, a city clearly given to Cadair in the Rhyddid Treaty. This was seen as an act of war and Mab Darogan Gerallt met the challenge by taking military bases in Carmarthen and Ruthin, which Prydania controlled. On 4 January, 1984, Prydainian militants launched mortars into Cardiff and Machynlleth, causing twelve civilian deaths, four military deaths and ninety-seven injuries. On 18 January, 1984, President Cassious Castovia of Zamastan threatened to declare war on the Republic of Prydainia if they refused to honor the Rhyddid Treaty. Thus the Prydainian Conflict ended.
The Cymry-Prydainian War began on 3 June, 1990, when Cadair declared war on the Prydainia to end the genocide against the Gaeil people. Mab Darogan Gerallt Morgan ordered the Cymry troops to storm the Prydainian capitol of Aberystwyth. The Prydainian government was overthrown but over the next 4 days the Cymry army clashed with Prydainian troops at Ruthin and Carmarthen.
Cadair is an island in the northeast of the Olympic Ocean, south of Astoria with the Dolphin Sea to the east. The island is home to the Snowdoni Mountain Range, which occupies much of the countries southeast.
Cadair has a total area of 201,261 kilometers squared, with a 8,543 kilometer coastline. The land is primarily flat coastal plains, rich with cities and agriculture.
Due to its location just north of the equator Cadair has a warm, tropical climate. The costal plains have an average temperature of 83F, and rarely dropping more than 20F at night, while the highlands average 67F due to the Snodoni Mountains blocking much of the southern ocean winds. Rainfall patterns are fairly constant, with an average 0f 173.8 rainy days each year, and raining anywhere between 1600 and 2100 millimeters every year.
Cadair's long history as an island has not been friendly to animal, and the Republic of Prydania hunted much of the mammals and birds to extinction.
The 2018 census of Cadair showed a population of 51,000,000, an increase of over 1,000,000 since the invitation of return for the Sileiro in 2015. This is set to increase with the legalization of immigration in 2020. The population density is 174 per square kilometer. Life expectancy is 82.34 and fertility rate is 2.4 per woman.
With the current ban on immigration, there is very little cultural differences in Cadair. Only the ethnic Cymry, Prydainians and the Sileiro inhabit the islands. There are a few illegal immigrants of various ethnicities that come through for tourism and attempt to stay in Cadair. An estimated 21 illegal immigrants are deported every year.
Due to the separation of Church and State dictated in Hawl I Rym, the Kingdom of Cadair has no official religion.
The largest religion in Wales is Cadwaladr, with 53.2 per cent of the population describing themselves as Cadwdr in the 2011 census. The
Addoliad Shrine, located outside Tenby sees over 1 million visitors every year.
Christianity was introduced in the eighth century with the arrival of the Prydanians, and was the official religion of the Prydainian Empire. Most Prydanians and some Cymry are Christian, totaling 31.7% of the population. Atheism and various ethnic cults also exist, but most foreign religions have no presence in Cadair.
Cadair has developed a distinctive culture, nearly untouched by other civilizations. Since their independence from Prydania in 1983, the Cymry people tried to destroy any influence Prydanian culture had on them and return to their ancient traditions. Due to their shared history of enslavement and genocide, many aspects of Cymry and Gaeil culture have melded together.
The Cymry people hold a great love of sport, and many citizens are members of a sports club where they play for leisure and watch professional play.
The most popular sport is association futball (soccer), with 20 teams, divided into two leagues, the Cymry Premier League and the Cymry Second League, with the Cymru Futball Association participating in international friendlies and competitions.
The Cymry Boxing Association also has a large following in Cadair, with 13,000,000 annual attendees each year. The matches are split between two regions, the Eastern Division in Cardiff, and the Western Division in Aberystwyth, with the national finals alternating between the two capitols. Other sports have gained popularity in recent years, with many clubs adopting basketball and rugby, though either have yet to establish a professional presence in Cadair.
Cadair has recently become known for its harpists, choirs, and solo artists. Cymry festivals are often accompanied with music and dancing, as well as the National Eisteddfod, a festival dedicated to Cymry music. Traditional music and dance in Cadair is supported by a myriad of societies. The Traditional Cymry Song Society has published a number of collections of songs and tunes.
The traditional instruments of Cadair are the Crwth and the harp, though, drums and the zither were adopted after the arrival of the Prydainian Tribes in 453 AD.
The Prydanian Empire founded the Imperial Orchestra in 1921 in an attempt to promote patriotism. Private orchestras and bands began to form in the mid 1950's as more people sought to be involved in music. Some of these orchestras and bands, such as TEAL, have become known internationally.
Cadairians are known internationally for their love of festivals and holidays. There are three national festivals: Dydd Gwyl Dewi (St. David's Day), where participants wear daffodils, participate in parades and feast in the evening; Mari Lwyd (New Year's Day), filled with parades, dancing, drinking and fireworks; The biggest national festival is Day of Liberty , the anniversary of Cymry independence, marked with Cymry flags, the burning of the Prydainian flag and fireworks.
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Largest Census Metropolitan areas in Cadair by population
Cadair is a Constitutional Monarchy, with the monarch, called Mab Darogan, wielding absolute power over the government. Most legal issues are localized under Mayors, who are elected by the people. The people are protected by the constitution, called Hawl I Rym. Hawl I Rym protects the rights of the people and gives them the right to impeach the mayors and to appeal to Mab Darogan in any legal matter.
The Cymry Free Press is also an extremely popular news source in Cadair, covering both hard and soft news. Many popular magazines, such as Sports Pictures and Popular Economics are owned by the Cymry Free Press.
Foreign Relations and Military
Even in it's short history Cadair has had a impact on international diplomacy. As a young, low population nation, war is a huge threat to Cadair, so Gerallt Morgan, 1st Mab Darogan, tried to make Cadair a safe place for communication between nations, by declaring Cadair a pacifist nation and a willing mediator for all international disputes. To further this, Gerallt Morgan had the Heddwch Tower built as a palace of international diplomacy. In a continuation of his pacifist plan, Gerallt Morgan formally disbanded the army and navy. He left the air force in place to prevent attacks on Cadair, but greatly lowered their numbers in funding.
In 2015, Mab Darogan passed the Cadair Security Act, which created the Cymry Peace Corps (CPC) to defend Cadair against hostile nations and to combat the growing drug trade. Realizing that having no formal military put his nation at risk of terrorist attacks or enemy espionage, Mab Darogan formed the Cyllellau a military force used to combat terrorist threats, collect espionage in other nations and neutralize potentially dangerous targets.
Cadair was a key mediator in the Treviso Nuclear Treaty
Cadair is a free capitalist economy, putting few restrictions on companies. Cadair focuses on tourism, manufacturing, and mining. Cadair's exports account for 39% of its national output.
Tourism is Cadair's leading industry as the islands rich history, beautiful climate and warm oceans bring millions of visitors every year. The opening seasons of the national sports leagues in 2018 caused a tremendous increase in domestic tourism as well.
Cadair's manufacturers are predominantly focused on energy equipment, cars, trains, and engines. Cadair is one of the largest manufacturers of coal power equipment in the IDU, and the only manufacturer of Marine energy equipment. Cadair is also home to Ceffyl Automobiles, a large automobile manufacturer gaining ground overseas.
Many of the mountains of Cadair are laden with volcanic metals, such as Aluminum and nickel. Iron and coal are also plentiful. While some of these metals are exported, most remain in the country for manufacturing uses.
While much of Cadair's electricity is coal based, the nation has been pushing towards green energy. As of January, 2019, Wind energy provides 17% of the nations power and marine energy provides 36%.