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Champanois Federative Socialist Republic
Motto: "Ła lîberte nôn es vendèt pas per tô ł'aur deu mònd'"
"Liberty is not sold for all the gold in the world"
Map of Champania
and largest city
|Ethnic groups||88.7% Champanian|
|Government||Federal socialist single-party directorial republic|
• Council republic
• Current constitution
|15 May, 2022|
|167,713 km2 (64,754 sq mi)|
• 2020 census
• Per capita
• Per capita
|HDI (2020)|| 0.900|
|Currency||Champanian łivra (XAL/₤)|
|Date format||yyyy-dd-mm (CE)|
Champania (/ʃam.pan.ia/; (Champanian: Xampânha pronounced [ʃamˈpa:.ɲə]), officially the Champanois Federative Socialist Republic (abbreviated as either CFSR or Champanois FSR; Champanian: Rêpublica fèdèrativa sociâlista xampânèsca; RFSC), is a sovereign, federal socialist directorial republic located in central Euclea. The landlocked nation borders, from clockwise, East Miersa, Gaullica, Amathia, West Miersa, and the breakaway state of Lemovicia.
The area currently comprising modern day Champania was first inhabited by Tenic tribes as early as the 3rd century BCE. As the Solarian Empire expanded, the geographic area of Champania fell under the control of the Solarians over the course of the 1st century BCE. While under Solarian control, the Tenic peoples living there gradually became Solarianized, giving way to a broader Gallo-Solarian culture that evolved into the contemporary cultures of Champania and Gaullica. The collapse of the Solarian Empire in 426 resulted in the partition of the former province by the emerging Arcilucan and Verliquoian empires. Gaullo-Solarian culture would continue to develop over the proceeding centuries and a nascent Champanois culture began to emerge in the 8th century CE. The first independent Champanian polity was formed in the aftermath of the collapse of the Arcilucan Empire in the west. Adolphine Champania existed from 1011 until 1475 and comprised roughly 75% of the modern area of Champania. Following an unfortunate series of events, the Daufinate ceased to exist in 1475, with the western half being conquered through a series of wars by Amathia and the Daufin himself swearing fealty to the newly emerged Gaullica.
The area would remain under Amathian and Gaullican rule through the conclusion of the Great War. An independent Champanian nation was created in 1935 following the signing of the Treaty of s'Holle. The nation was governed under the Popular Front, a broad coalition of center right-to-far left parties, with Frédéric Montagn serving as the inaugural president. Montagn's presidency was cut short as the SCIO and other left-wing groups successfully appealed to both the newly socialist state of Amathia and Kirenia to support a socialist-led coup. The coup was launched in 1936, and following a brief civil war, a socialist republic was proclaimed on 29 March, 1937. Like in both Amathia proper and East Miersa, the nascent socialist government effectively became a single-party state, and following the Thistle Uprising, the SCIO conducted its own purge of rival factions within the Champanian government, and firmly aligned itself with the Amathian Equalist Republic. This lasted until the latter's collapse in 1979, whereupon Champania undertook a series of political and social reforms aimed at restoring the political and social status quo to their pre-1959 status in order to realign with Kirenia and the rest of the contemporary socialist world.
Politically, Champania is officially a federal socialist single-party directorial republic. The nation's legislature, the National Congress, enjoys legislative supremacy and is the highest organ of the Champanian government. The 6-member Presidency of Champania serves as the collective head of state, with each member serving as the chair of the presidency for a one-year term. The body of the presidency stands for election every 6 years as a result. The Generalitat of Champania is the executive body and is elected by the National Congress for the entire mandate of the National Congress session. The premier is elected by the Generalitat and serves as the singular head of government. Following the adoption of the May Constitution, all previous extant political parties were merged into the Socialist Alliance of Working Peoples, which is the sole legal political party in the country.
Champania operates a self-managed economy that makes heavy use of syndicalist and collective ownership principles. Private ownership of businesses is completely absent, and is replaced by syndicalist, collective, communal, and public ownership. The nation is considered to be post-industrial with a very high standard of living. It consistently ranks high in economic equality, worker's right, and women's rights. Internationally, Champania is considered to be a small power and maintains ties with Kirenia and East Miersa. Champania is a member of the Community of Nations, the International Trade Organization, the Mutual Assistance Organisation, the Association for International Socialism, and the Association of Solarian Nations. It is an observer of Le Gaullophonie.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
The Estmerish name "Champania" (pronounced /ʃam.pan.ia/) is a direct borrowing of the Gaullican name of the country: Champanie. Champanie itself is a borrowing of the Liguersien Campanha. Champania first appeared in 1188 during the existence of the Adolphine Champania in official correspondence between Daufin Sanch II and Verliquoian Emperor Louis III which stated "the lands of Champania" (las terras de Campanha).
Campanha is believed to derive from the Solarian campus meaning "open, flat space" itself evolved from the Proto-Satro-Euclean *kh₂emp- meaning "to bend, curve." The Solarian name is a direct reference to the terrain of Champania, which is overall generally flat, with the exception being the Vau d'Alba that bisects the historical Gaullican Champania region.
Aurengians (Liguersien: auranjès; Barrois: orangesce) emerged in Eastern Champania. It is believed to derive from the Gaulish ar-aus(i)o- meaning "temple" or "cheek," itself evolved from the Common Tenic *far-aws(y)o- meaning "in front of the ear." The name entered the standard lexicon through the Solarian Empire, who collectively called the pre-Solarian Tenic tribes living in Eastern Champania the Arausici due to their extensive use of facial tattoos within their culture.
Bregalians (Liguersien: pregalès; Barrois: bregalesce) emerged in Western Champania from Amathian and Lemovician influence. The name is believed to originate from Classical Solarian Bergalei, the name of one of the Gaullic tribes inhabiting Western Champania. Itself theorized to originate from the Common Tenic *berga meaning "mountain" or "high," thus making Bergalei "highlanders."
The concept of a unified Champania dates back to the 19th century in the tailend of the Euclean Spring. While no uprising occurred in the Amathian controlled territories of Champania, constituting modern day Bregalia, the Gaullican controlled territories of Orange underwent a revolution similar to that seen in Rayenne, culminating in the short-lived Brigançonnais Republic. Despite the Brigançonnais Republic ultimately being defeated by Gaullican troops, it helped serve as a catalyst for a renaissance of Aurengian culture. Concurrently, ongoing Amathianization efforts in Bregalia led to their own national revival, albeit one less marked than their Aurengian compatriots.
Gaullican industrialization of Orange transformed it from a largely peasant nation into a differentiated society of a working class, middle class, and intellectuals. Romantic nationalism, which arose not just in Orange, but in all of Euclea as a result of the Euclean Spring, led to the revival of an independent Aurengian culture, while the Brigançonnais Republic evoked ambitions for an independent Aurengian state. The subsequent Aurengian national revival saw the establishment of the National Museum in 1843 and National Theater in 1866. Even more, the Académie rhétorique et de poésie liguersienes, a language academy centered on encouraging Liguersien poetry, and by extension the Liguersien language, was revived in 1846 after being dissolved in 1771. Emboldened, Aurengian intellectuals began to call for more autonomy, citing the rights granted to Gaullica's colonial dominions, such as Satucin and Cassier, as justification for those same rights to be granted to Orange.
The Bregalian national revival was less marked than that in Orange, as Bregalians were subject to extensive Amathianization efforts following the area's conquest following the end of the Ten Years' War. As such, by the end of the Euclean Spring, Bregalians had no real forum for political expression, and romantic nationalism remained far less impactful in Bregalia than in the east. Although, Bregalia had a far more expansive history, especially as an independent state, it's status as a largely rural and agrarian area of Amathia resulted in a far lesser nationalist impact. Only when Amathia took steps to industrialize Bregalia in the very late 19th century, did the national revivalist movement actually take hold. However, the rise of the Amurgists saw Bregalians struggle to preserve their newly found national identity.
By the eve of the Great War, the idea of a unified "Aurengo-Bregalian" began to be advocated, particularly by Aurengian intellectuals. In the 1910s and 20s, contacts between Aurengian and Bregalian intellectuals intensified with key Aurengian nationalist leaders like Frédéric Montagn and Cir Vilhà arising as strong poroponents of Aurengian-Bregalian cooperation on the issue of autonomy and later independence. Despite the two movements moving closer together, their ultimate goals remained unclear, as most Aurengian intellectuals argued for autonomy within Gaullica rather than independence, while Bregalian intellectuals argued for complete independence.
The alliance between Amurgist Amathia and Functionalist Gaullica proved to be the tipping point, as both Aurengian and Bregalians had little enthusiasm for fighting in the war when it did breakout. Both groups had little wish to fight against their fellow Solarians in Etruria and Paretia, while fighting against Soravia was often viewed as "futile" by Aurengian and Bregalian brigades due to the immense size of the country. Large numbers of Aurengian and Bregalian soldiers defected to the Etrurians, with Llorenç Casan, a former officer in the Amathian army, organized the creation of the Champanian Legion that served under the Etrurian army. Meanwhile, Montagn travelled to Werania and began to advocate for a dismembered Gaullica and a unified Champanian state. Montagn, alongside Vilhà and Carles Artal, created the Champanois National Council in 1933, and was formally recognized by the Grand Alliance later that year as the future government of an independent Champania.
On 16 July, 1933, Aurengian and Bregalian representatives in Werania endorsed a plan for a unified Aurengo-Bregalian state, in which both Aurengians and Bregalians would have their own state assemblies. Following Gaullica's proposal to initiate peace negotiations, Montagn issued a declaration of Champanois independence on XX Month from Wiesstadt, which was subsequently recognized by the majority of Grand Alliance nations, and would later be recognized by Gaullica and Amathia following the Treaty of S'Holle.
- Death of Courderç in 1976 led to minor power struggle within Champania that resulted in the reform faction of SCIO emerged victorious
- Collapse of Equalist Amathia in 1979 exacerbated the need for sweeping political and social reforms within Champania in order to maintain socialist power
- Reformer Jeremies Dior, elected Premier in 1980, began a policy of rapprochement with the Kirenian bloc while enacting sociopolitical reforms aimed liberalizing the nation
- SCIO formally dissolved in 1981 after Dior's election, replaced with modern multi-party system. Dior's reform faction is formed into the modern Socialist Workers' Party.
- Devolution of the unitary system as consociationalist policies see the creation of various ethnolingual communities who have the power to pass legislation that's on parity with legislation passed by the National Congress
- Joined the AIS in 1986, special friendship treaty signed with Gaullica in 1987 acknowledging the special "cultural ties shared between Gaullica and Champania"
- Further cooperation with Kirenia and East Miersa led to the creation of the Mutual Assistance Organization in 1999.
- Contemporary largely supports Kirenian stances on issues, however the nation's foreign policy remains largely independent of MASSOR's. Champania deviates from the greater Socialist world's opinions when deemed appropriate, most recently condemning Chistovodian militarism in the Arucian Straits
Champania is classified as a temperate climate. The country is situated in a transitional zone between oceanic and continental climates, and is characterized by warm, wet summers, and cold and snowy winters. On average, summer temperatures peak in July, and the average summer temperature is 26.1°C (79°F). January is typically the coldest month of the year, and the average winter temperature is 1°C (33.8°F). The highest recorded temperature was 42.3°C (108.1°F) and the record low was -40.5°C (-41°F). Generally, temperatures vary depending on elevation, with higher altitude experiencing cooler temperatures, and low altitude experiencing warmer temperatures.
The nation has a seasonal climate with noticeable shifts in precipitation and temperature across the year. January, February, and March compose the winter months, and January is typically the coldest month out of the year. Precipitation during winter varies across elevation. Snow is the dominant form of precipitation at higher altitudes, particularly along the borders with Lemovicia and West Miersa, while rain remains common throughout the rest of the country. Snowfall can still occur at lower altitudes, however, it is rare. Spring is characterized by an increase in temperatures, and seasonal flooding due to melting snow. Summer generally begins in late June and consists of temperatures generally 20-30°C (36–54°F) higher than winter temperatures. Storms and rain are also common. Autumn begins in September, although the seasonal shift away from summer does not start until October when temperatures decline and deciduous trees lose their leaves. By November, temperatures generally average around the freezing point.
Most rain falls during the summer months, with the frequency of concentrated rainfall (that is, rainfall measured to be 10mm or more per day) averages at least two days per month from May until September. Sporadic rainfall is common year round, but this usually measures no more than 0.1mm per day. Snow most commonly falls at higher altitudes during the winter months. Severe thunderstorms, producing damaging straight-line winds, hail, and occasional tornadoes occur, especially during the summer period.
Champania is officially a federal, single-party socialist directorial republic operating under a parliamentary system. The exectuvei is split between the 6-member Presidency of Champania, which constitutes the nation's head of state and the Premier of Champania acting as the head of government. Despite this, real power is vested in the General Secretary of the PSO, who typically simultaneously serves as premier and is an ex officio member of the presidency. Its subject of being a traditional council republic has been the subject of debate within both the contemporary socialist world and the broader liberal world.
The national executive is split between the 6-member Presidency of Champania, which acts as the head of state, and the Premier of Champania, which serves as the de jure head of government. The Presidency consists of six-members: three from the constituent republics of Champania, two from the autonomous provinces of Brigançon and Aubaret-lo-Comtal, and the PSO General Secretary given an ex officio position. The President of the Presidency rotates each year, and has a mandate of 6 years. The members of the presidency are elected by the parliaments of the constituent republics and city assemblies. The Premier of Champania is the de jure head of government of the country, and is the chairperson of the Generalitat. The generalitat is the main executive body of Champania, and is made up of 16-members, including the premier. The generalitat is elected by secret ballot through two rounds of voting. There are no term limits to being on the generalitat, although it is not uncommon for members to resign or to be replaced.
The National Congress is, as implied by the name, the national legislature. The National Congress holds legislative supremacy and is the basis from which all government institutions derive their power. This is because of the nation's usage of council democracy and the belief that sovereign power is derived from the citizenry, which it is is the primary representative of. It is unicameral and is composed of 517 seats. These seats are elected through direct voting to a term of four years, with the ability to be re-elected ad infinitum. All candidates are pre-approved by the Champanois Socialist Workers' Party, and only a single candidate is allowed to run in any district, although the candidate still requires 50% of the vote to be elected. Citizens can reject their approved candidate by failing to elect the candidate. This system ensures that candidates, despite being the only available choice, still have to ensure their constituents' concerns are addressed and are satisfied. Aside from candidates from the PSO, independents are also allowed to stand for election.
Champania is unique amongst other extant socialist states for maintaining a vanguard party, rather than being ostensibly nonpartisan. The Champanois Socialist Workers' Party is the sole legal political party in the country and has existed in one form or another since the nation's independence in 1933.
The Presidency is a collegial body consisting of six members, and makes up the collective head of state. The position of President of the Presidency of Champania rotates through the presidency yearly, although the position of President is mostly ceremonial, with the sole exception of representing the country on foreign visits. The Presidency is elected by the regional parliaments of Champania, with one representative elected by Bregalia, Lemovicia, and Orange, and one elected by the autonomous provinces of Brigançon, and Aubaret-lo-Comtal. The General Secretary of the Champanois Socialist Workers' Party is a member ex officio. The presidency holds many of the same functions as other head of states: including representing the nation both at home and abroad, upholding the constitutional order, proposing candidates for judges, awarding state decorations, and appointing and receiving ambassadors. The presidency has a mandate for 6-years, and its members can be elected multiple times.
The Generalitat, sometimes also referred to as the Presidium of the National Congress, is the chief executive body comprising 16 members appointed by the National Congress to four year terms. Members to the Generalitat can be re-appointed ad infinitum so long as they continue to hold a seat in the National Congress. The Premier of Champania is acts as the chairman for Generalitat, and is elected by members of the Generalitat. Because of the nature of the Generalitat, the premier and often membership of the Generalitat itself is often decided before the National Congress convenes and votes. The members of the Generalitat act as the cabinet with the elected premier acting as the singular head of government. Despite the presence of the premier, the Generalitat primarily operates through consensus decision-making.
Nine members of the Generalitat heads a government department, called offices (departements), much like the ministers in the governments of other countries. Colloquially, secretaries of the Generalitat are referred to by the department they head, i.e the head of the Foreign Office being referred to as the "Responsible Secretary of Foreign Affairs" or simply "Foreign Secretary." The nine offices of the Generalitat are: the Office of the Premier, Office of Foreign Affairs, Office of Internal Affairs, Office of Finance and Economic Affairs, Office of Education, Office of Women and Minority Rights, Office of Defence and Civil Protection, Office of Justice, and Office of Arts, Sport, and Culture.
The Generalitat operates through biweekly meetings typically held on Monday and Friday in the national capital Brigançon. In addition to the premier and eight cabinet members, the other six members of the Generalitat are also present. These members are the chairpersons of mass organization movements and labor unions. Additionally, aides who conduct press briefings following major votes also attend, however they are there to merely observe and record the topics of discussion so that they may respond to questions from the media.
Decisions taken to vote before the committee are the responsibility of the department that it relates to. For example, the ability to issue sanctions or similar diplomatic protests against a country would be proposed by the head of the Office of Foreign Affairs. Prior to votes, however, written proposals are distributed to all members of the Generalitat. These are written by the senior professional official of their departments, most of the time the professional heads of the various offices that make up each departments. These proposals are circulated to the other Generalitat secretaries, who then task their own senior officials to prepare written responses to the proposal, offering criticism and improvements to the original proposal as appropriate. Despite the premier being the de jure head of government, the Generalitat is often considered to be a collective head of government itself with the premier acting as the primus inter pares. The premier has the final word on the outcome for proposals, but the Generalitat often makes heavy use of consensus decision-making in its day-to-day voting and operation.
The National Congress is the unicameral legisalative body for Champania. It is composed of 517 seats that are elected every four years through direct voting. Because of a cultivated imperative mandate, voters may choose to remove their elected representatives through the process of a recall election which can occur at any point during the election cycle.
The primary function of the National Congress is to change the country's laws and to amend the constitution (which requires a majority of two-thirds). In addition to these key powers, the constitution grants the National Congress extensive legislative powers and substantial control over the budget, the right to authorize the government to raise taxes and grant loans, the power to ratify treaties and other kinds of international agreements, and the duty to approve or reject decisions taken by the premier and the Generalitat.
517 seats are up for election every four years. Seats that underwent a recall election where the incumbent lost are exempt from general elections and are elected four years from the date of the recall election. Candidates are appointed by the local party organization and seats for the voting districts are determined using D'Hondt apportionment. The premier has the ability to dissolve the National Congress unilaterally, however, this is rarely done and is instead a consensus decision by the Generalitat. General elections are held on the second Monday of February.
Every citizen who is or will be at least 16-years-old on the date of the election is allowed to vote in general elections. There is no requirement to register to vote and citizens must only show a valid form of I.D to vote in general elections. Additionally, any Champanois citizen at least 18-years-old may stand as a candidate for the National Congress. These candidates must be endorsed by a sufficient number of voters through support cards in order to be placed on the ballot and stand for election.
Champania is considered by most foreign analysts to be a small-to-regional power. As a constitutionally socialist state, the nation enjoys warm relations with the rest of Socialist Euclea and the broader socialist world as a whole. Despite being a founding member of MASSOR alongside fellow socialist states East Miersa and Kirenia, Champania follows a largely independent foreign policy that, while ostensibly follows the established Kirenian narrative, diverges significantly in matters that impact Champanian national security and trade. Likewise, Champania officially abandoned internationalism and the notion of global socialism, and continues the pre-Thaw policy of so-called "national socialism." In spite of this, Champania is a backer and supporter of numerous global socialist movements.
The country frequently pursues an independent foreign policy outside of the scope MASSOR, which has been criticized domestically as being a Kirenocentric organization and an extension of the Kirenian state apparatus. Champania, on several occasions, dissents from the so-called "Socialist Camp" in regards to Community of Nations voting, the most recent being the sole socialist state to abstain in the February CN resolution condemning Chistovodia's militarization of the Arucian Straits. This extends to MASSOR as a whole. Despite being a founding member of the organization, Champania does not allow Kirenia nor East Miersa to station troops in the country and does not allow Kirenia to establish any military installations in the nation. Additionally, while Champania participates in joint MASSOR military exercises, Champania does not permit such exercises to occur on Champanian soil. This, for all intents and purposes, makes Champania MASSOR-aligned but functionally independent.
Since the early 1980s, Champania has enjoyed amicable relations with the majority of eastern Euclea, particularly with members of the Euclean Community. Gaullica, in particular, is one of Champania's closest allies and since the signing of the Gaullican-Champanois Bilateral Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation in 1981. Since the treaty's signing, Champania and Gaullica have enjoyed a special relationship. Additionally, through the treaty, Champania has served as an important intermediary between the Euclean Community and Socialist Euclea. Contrarily, Champania has poor relations with Soravia and other Samorspi members. Relations with West Miersa have historically been cool and have never entirely recovered from Champania's support of East Miersa in the Miersan War and following the annexation of Lemovicia in [YEAR]. In the contemporary period, relations between the two nations remain cold despite the general detente between the two Miersas and Kirenia.
The National People's Army (Barro-Liguersien: Armata populara naçonal; APN) is the chief military force of Champania. It is collectively made up of the Land Forces (Armata de la terra) and the Army Air Force (Fòrças àerienas de l'armata). The military is under the command of the Revolutionary Defence Committee which holds supreme command over the APN. The Revolutionary Defence Committee is made up of the PSO General Secretary, President of the Presidency, premier, defence secretary, internal affairs secretary, and high-ranking military officers. The PSO General Secretary also acts as the chairman of the Revolutionary Defence Committee, and by extension, is the commander-in-chief of the APN. The highest ranking military official is the Chief of Defence. The position is appointed by the premier at the recommendation of the defence secretary and holds the position until they retire from the military. The chief of defence is subordinate to the Generalitat itself and acts as an advisor for issues regarding national security and the military..
The National People's Army consists of a professional core of soldiers, mostly officers and technicians, conscripted non-commissioned officers and enlisted personnel, and a large reservist pool made up of former conscripts that have completed their service requirements. Universal conscription is practiced and most citizens are drafted into the military after they graduate from secondary school at the age of 18. Men serve for 18 months after completing basic training while women server for 12 months. Following mandatory service, both men and women are placed into reserve forces, where they complete up to 4 weeks of reserve duty per year. Men are in the reserve forces until they're 40-years-old while women are placed in the reserves until their 30th birthday. Conscientious objectors are offered non-combat positions or are given the choice to serve in volunteer positions in schools, hospitals, or other social welfare services. Through its national service program, the APN maintains approximately 200,000 active-duty personnel and approximately 890,000 personnel in reserves. This gives Champania one of the highest percentages of civilians with military training in the world.
Champanois defense expenditure is one of the highest in the world per capita and military spending is estimated to be $12.58 billion, or 2.9% of the national GDP, by international analysts. Together with East Miersa and Kirenia, Champania is a member of MASSOR and as a result its military is meant to be supplementary to the larger East Miersan and Kirenian militaries. Through MASSOR and the greater socialist world as a whole, Champania engages in technology sharing agreements with other socialist states, primarily Kirenia, East Miersa, and Chistovodia. Since the 1990s and 2000s, Champania has began use foreign contractors, primarily Gaullican, for military equipment. Despite this, the majority of the equipment is domestically produced.
As of 2021, Champania's population is estimated to be 12,928,090, with the 2020 census reporting a population of 12,294,952. The capital city, Brigaçon, is estimated to have a population exceeding 2.4 million (3.2 million including metropolitan area) and represents roughly a quarter of nation's total population.
Behind Brigaçon in terms of population is Aubaret-lo-Comtal with a population of 383,918, followed by Talança with 272,582 inhabitants, Lagòrça (201,711), Marsòlas (163,386), and Ceret (119,272). All other cities in Champania have a population below 100,000 inhabitants.
Aurengians are the largest ethnic group within Champania, making up an estimated 91% of the total population, or 11,764,562 inhabitants. Behind Aurengians, the next largest ethnic group are Kasavrines at 568,836 inhabitants or 4.4% of the population. Remnant populations of the Miersans, Amathians, Gaullicans, and Lemovicians make up the remaining 4.6% of the population. Of the 51,712 Lemovicians living in Champania, an estimated 30,000 arrived in Champania as refugees following the Lemovician War and the succeeding decades.
The total fertility rate is estimated to be at 1.57 children born per woman, which is below the replacement rate of 2.1. In 2020, approximately 44.8% of births were to unmarried women, up by 6.1% since 2014. The nation's life expectancy is 78.7 years (80.4 years for women, 76.9 for men).
Largest cities or towns in Champania
Champania is officially a multilingual state with no sole official language existing. Aurengian has acted and served the role of an official language since the ratification of the Declaration of the Founding Principles of the State but could broadly be described as a national language. Aurengian is a Solarian language that is most closely related to Tosuton and shares mutual intelligibility with the language. As stipulated in the Declaration of the Founding Principles of the State, other "Aurengian languages" may be co-official with the standard Aurengian language in the cantons. Although the Standard Aurengian dialect, known as Liguersien, is considered a national language, it is only used in official documents, government correspondence, and other formal texts. In day-to-day usage, the co-official language or Gaullican is used.
Besides Aurengian, other territorialized languages include: Alban spoken in Vau d'Alba, Getton spoken in Gettonha, and Prouvènçal spoken in Prouvènça. The eponymously named Cassavia is home to a significant Selòrzan-speaking minority, while Prouvènça, Aulta-Champanha, and Arièja are home to a large Lemovician, Amathian, and Miersan-speaking minorities respectively. Other linguistic minorities include Bistravian, and many other the languages spoken in the Association for International Socialism, the largest being Ziba, Kachai, and Soravian, which are primarily spoken by guest workers.
Liguersien is spoken natively by an estimated 82%, Getton by 11%, Alban by 4%, Valencian by 2%, and Tolonau by 1% of the Aurengian population. Total linguistic breakdown of Champania is 11,764,562 speakers of Aurengian languages, 349,058 speakers of Selòrzan, 77,569 speakers of Miersan, 38,784 speakers of Amathian, and 12,928 speakers of Lemovician.
Historically, Aurengians were regarded as ethnic Gaullicans and historically viewed themselves as such. It was not until the Euclean Spring that a substantiated effort was undertaken by intellectuals to challenge this notion and forge an Aurengian national identity. Even still, it was not until the Post-Revolutionary period of the late-1930s and 1940s when action was taken to create a definitive Aurgengian identity. A crucial step in this was the adoption of the name "Champania" for the new revolutionary government, and abandoning the previous name of "Gaullican-Champania." In modern times, the majority of Aurengians living within Champania consider themselves to be separate to Gaullicans. However, a minority of Aurengians still consider themselves to be Gaullican and argue for the unification of Champania with Gaullica.
In the contemporary period, Aurengians may be described either as a nationality or as a distinct, homogeneous Solarian ethnic group that is closely related to Gaullicans. In 2021, approximately 90.7% of the population identifies as ethnically Aurengian.
Kasavrines are the largest ethnic minority within Champania with a population of 568,836, or 4.4% of the population. The extant Kasavrine community is a historical holdover from the Kasavrine migration and settlement in the greater Kasavy area encompassing southwestern Gaullica, eastern Champania, and southern East Miersa. Prior to Champanian independence, Kasavrines freely moved between Gaullican Casavie and Champanian Cassavia. Post-independence, Champania and Gaullica engaged in population transfers, included which were Kasavrines. The Kasavrine community has seen a steady decline in the post-revolutionary period, however, following the Champanian Thaw, it has stabilized somewhat. Today, Kasavrines are found almost exclusively in Cassavia, although communities exist within Brigançon and Daulfinat. The headquarters of the Champanian-branch of the Selòrzan Society is located in the Cassavian capital of Legònha.
Champania has often been described as being a de facto plurinational state due to the overlap of territorial and ethnolinguistic divides present, even amongst the created Aurengian national identity post-revolution. Distinct traditional identities within Champanian include Albans, Gettons, Kasavrines, Prouvènçal, Miersans, Amathians, and Lemovicians. These traditional identities are commonly referred to as nationalities by the New Social Contract and receive certain indemnities from the national government in Brigançon, including self-government, having their laws be equal to those passed by the national government, and more.
Champania has approximately 80% of its population not declaring any religion or faith, and the country has one of the highest percentages of convinced atheists in both Euclea and the world at 33%. Since independence, Aurengians have been characterized as being indifferent towards religion.
Despite the presence of a socialist government, Champania permits freedom of religion and does not persecute those who practice a religion. Instead, the national government requires a "membership fee" paid towards the national government for those registered to a church or other religious center. The membership fee roughly equates to 1% of a person's annual income. Likewise, religious institutions are taxed and treated like any other business. Additionally, the government reserves the right to shut down religious institutions if it is believed the institution is promoting "anti-government or anti-socialist" thought. Since independence and the following communist revolution, Champania has practiced a policy of strong secularization.
Of those that practice a religion, Solarian Catholicism is the highest with 1,357,449 practicioners, or 10.5% of the total population. Catholicism was introduced to Champania following the conversion of the Solarian Empire. During the Amendist Reaction, Llorainism sprung up as a culmination of several local gnostic and anti-catholic Sotirian sects. Despite initial success in overthrowing local Catholic institutions, the succeeding Lloraine crusade undertaken by the Gaullican crown successfully quashed the movement, and Gaullica foricbly converted the population back to Catholicism. Going forward, Aurengians became more wary and pessimistic of religion as such, and a history of resistance to the Solarian Catholic Church followed.
According to the 2020 census, 34.5% of the population stated they had no religion, 10.5% was Solarian Catholic, 0.8% was Amendist, and 9% followed other forms of religion both denominational or not. 45% of the population did not answer the question about religion. From 1991 through 2011, Catholicism decline from 41% in 1991 down to 26% in 2011. Amendism similarly declined from 6% to 2%. Badi is the quickest growing religion in the country as guest workers from Dezevau and Lavana continue to be invited by the national government as part of Association for International Socialism initiatives. Currently 0.9% of the population is Badist, up from 0.3% in 2011.
The average life expectancy at birth for Champania is 78.7 years (80.4 years for women, 76.9 for men), making it the Xth highest globally and Yth in Euclea. Infant mortality currently sits at 2.6 per 1,000 live births, down from 3.4 in 2010. Because of the Champanois health system, the country has consistently ranked higher than other countries in the region for infant mortality.
Champania operates a national health system and the national government assumes all fiscal and administrative responsibility for the health care of all persons within Champania. The country has no private hospitals or clinics, as all health facilities and services are government-run. The national health system is domestically known as the National Health Service (Servic naçonal de salut, SNS). The National Health Service is a multitiered system consisting of 1.) community polyclinics, 3.) hospitals, and 4.) medical institutes.
Basic work teams are the first level institutions of the National Health Service, and are functionally equivalent to primary care physicians in non-socialist countries. They consist of one-to-three physicians and several nurses. Basic work teams serve individual communities and are available 24-hours a day. In addition to providing medical care, the teams work to improve public health concerns in the environment. They are tasked to perform biannual health diagnoses in the community's they serve where community risk factors are identified and evaluated to help improve the overall health of the community. Basic work teams also utilizes continuous assessment and risk evaluation (CARE) to monitor individual health by examining home and community environments, current health, and medical history. They also perform biannual home visits to individuals and families within the community to assess and evaluate health. Individuals suffering from chronic illnesses are visited more frequently, usually at a monthly interval. Basic work teams typically live in government-built apartments situated above their offices, which allows them to better integrate into the community their serving and assist them in evaluating environmental health risks. The overall role of basic work teams is to combine clinical medical care and public health.
Polyclinics are community-based medical offices that house primary care specialists, in addition to basic work teams. Polyclinics can be viewed as community-specific health clinics, and exist in every Champanois community. They support physicians when needed. Each polyclinic supports between 25-50 basic work teams in addition to anywhere between 10-20 primary care specialists. Basic work teams in the polyclinic provide service to the surrounding community.
In part because of the National Health Service, Champania boasts the highest ratio of doctors to population with 65 doctors per 10,000 inhabitants.
Abortion rates are one of the highest in Euclea at an estimated 33.9 per 1,000 women. Abortion rates has steadily declined since the 1990s as abortions became more readily available, stigma surrounding them decreased, and sexual education became more widely available. Despite the high abortion rate, approximately 44.8% of all births in 2020 were to unmarried women.
Internationally, Champania is recognized as a world leader in healthcare, and provides one of the highest amounts of medical personnel to the developing world. As early as the 1970s, Champania entered various agreements with the CN agencies and affiliated public health organizations to help disseminate Champanois advancements and technologies in the medical field. Since the Champanois Thaw, the country has used its health system as a means to earn hard cash, and health tourism generates an estimates €75 million annually. This accrued currency is often used to help fund the National Health Service.
Champanois physicians and medical personnel have been used since the 1960s to "show the benefits of the socialist model" to the world at large, and played a major role during the Totalist era to legitimize the nation as an alternative to Amathia and Kirenia. Champanois medical internationalism has been cited as being vital to the promotion of Champania's image abroad and prevent diplomatic isolation, especially during the Totalist era and the ensuing Amatho-Kirenian Split. In the contemporary era, Champanois "doctor diplomacy" has played a crucial role in mending relations between the nation and the Euclean Community, as well as other nations that severed ties following the Totalist takeover in 1959.
Currently, Champania maintains missions in about 15 countries and are manned by approximately 9,000 Champanois physicians and medical personnel. The majority of these missions are in Bahia, but since the outbreak of the Tsabaran Civil War, Champanois medical personnel have been present in Rahelia assisting countries affected by the war in addition to providing medical care in Tsabara itself.
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Sport has a unique position within Champanois culture and has been heavily ingrained within the national consciousness largely through the widespread membership of the Red Guards and its affiliated youth mass organizations, voluntary sports societies, Moveo, and CECA sports societies. Voluntary Sports Societies are the main structural parts of the national sports and fitness education system. They are often associated with trade unions and other industries and enterprises. Like the Red Guards, the VSS serve to promote a mass physical culture and sports. The result is a sports-forward general culture.
Association football is the nation's most popular sport, and the country's national teams regularly participate in the Coupe du monde. However, only the women's national team has found success internationally, and is one of the world's top-ranked national teams. The top domestic football league is the Premièra Division and is contested by 18 teams. The Champanois Football Association is a member of UEFA and Premièra Division teams compete in its associated competitions. Other popular sports include ice hockey and basketball, the latter rising to prominence as a result of Amathian and Soravian influence during the 1950s and 1960s.
Aside from association football, the country has been very successful in tennis, cycling, weight-lifting, gymnastics, volleyball, and track and field. The success is largely contributed to the various furtherance methodologies in place for skilled young athletes within Champania. Sports teachers in schools and Red Guards' leaders are encouraged to look for certain talents in children aged 6-12 so that they can be further developed. Furthermore, older children may attend sports-focused secondary schools that specialized in certain disciplines and functionally act like training academies rather than a traditional school. These schools are highly subsidized by the state, especially for sports in which it is possible to gain international fame, such as football, basketball, and tennis.
The country has consistently faced controversy for doping scandals and has historically engaged in state-sponsored doping. This program was allegedly discontinued in 1987 during the Champanois Thaw, however due to continued widespread violations, including an attempt to manipulate test data in 2017, many believe the program is still on-going. This has led to the nation being partially banned from competing in the 2018 Summer Invictus Games and the 2020 Winter Invictus Games. The ban is set to be lifted in 2022, and will allow Champania to return to international competition in 2022 in time for the 2022 Summer Invictus Games being held in Côte Serene.
Since the Champanois Civil War, the Socialist government made substantial attempts to secularize the state and attempt to completely supplant the religious connotations around traditional Sotirian holidays, including the Sabbath. Despite the presence of freedom of religion, the state drastically altered the celebrated and observed holidays as a result of these secularization programs. Religious holidays have been completely replaced by civil, secular holidays in terms of observed holidays, although the religious population often continues to observe important religious festivals, such as Nativity and Easter.
|Date||Estmerish name||Local Name||Notes|
|1 January||New Year's Day||Novèu an|
|12 February||Independence day||Dia de la indèpendencia||Celebrates Champanois independence at the conclusion of the Great War.|
|8 March||Women's Day||Festa de las fremas|
|21 March||Republic Day||Dia de la república||Celebrates the Brigançon Uprising during the Euclean Spring.|
|1 May||Workers' Day||Festa deu obrières|
|12 August||Youth Day||Festa de la juvença|
|30 September||Liberation Day||Dia de la liberaçon||Celebrates the founding of the Socialist Republic.|
|19 October||Remembrance Day||Dia de la memoria||Memorial day for the victims of Gaullican and Equalist persecution.|
|20 December||Solidarity Day||Festa de la solidaritat|
|31 December||New Year's Eve||Réveion|