Constituent Republics of Ottonia

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The Federation of Ottonian Republics is a federal state, with its current system of federalism dating back to 1935, as a direct consequence of the collapse of the Ottonia City government during the Great Northern War. Due to the swift decapitation of the previous federal government, local and state governments were largely left on their own to coordinate with Federal Army elements, finally reuniting as a political entity with the Skarrsboro Accord of 1936. In those agreements, the various state and local governments subsumed their efforts to overall federal authority, but not one another's authority. This would serve as the foundation in the postwar era for reorganizing the country, allowing for greater local autonomy to the resulting bodies, known in the New Foundation of Ottonia as "Constituent Republics".

Under the Ottonian system of federalism, the Constituent Republics are granted a high degree of autonomy, being bound only by the tenets of the New Foundation itself and a federal government whose role is largely to coordinate defense and inter-republic affairs. Within those bounds, the Constituent Republics are largely allowed to self-govern, although owing to shared cultural and political backgrounds many of the Republics have similar forms of government, whether through deliberate effort or simple convergence.

On May 2nd of 2022, five new republics (Haelynd, Kanketya, Meuse, Onneria, and Staalmark), formerly parts of South Ottonia, were admitted to the Federation, making for a total of fifteen republics plus the Federal Capital District.

Short and formal names Abbreviation Capital Population Notes
 Bluwaald – Allied Bluwaald Municipalities ABM Corvik The only confederal republic, the ABM is loosely governed at the republican level with most actual administration occurring at the municipal level. Bluwaald adheres almost entirely to a model of market socialism, with very little direct state industry except where natural monopolies exist (mostly for utilities, public services, and infrastructure). Historically, the Bluwaald region's economy was dependent on forestry and mining, and while both industries still exist, an increasing share of the economy comes from tourism to the region's lush, low mountains and extant Ottonian Forest Mammoth population.
 Corvaea – Northern Peoples' Republic NPR Spaal One of six republics where Allamunnic is not the primary language (Corvaean). Initially part of Skraelingia, Kamryk, and Innia, Corvaea was created and granted autonomy following the Great Ottonian War. Mountainous and forested much like Bluwaald, Corvaea has historically been a mining and forestry-dependant region, but due to its natural beauty and fauna, has developed a substantial tourism industry in recent decades.
 Dunnmaar – Dunnmaar Autonomous Republic DAR Dunnmaar The smallest (by area) of the Constituent Republics, the DAR consists solely of the Dunnmaar metropolitan area. One of the key industrial and commercial hubs of Ottonia, its traditional largest city (second-largest, following the South Ottonian Revolution, after Onneria), a center of the Ottonian labor movement, and serving as a gateway to the interior for many outsiders, it is hard to overstate Dunnmaar's economic and cultural importance to the country as a whole.
 Eona – Comunida Llibre de Eona CLE Ubyeu One of the four republics where Allamunnic is not the single most-widely-spoken language (Eonés). Also one of the two original Republics, alongside Tyrrslynd, to still have a Sarpetic majority, courtesy of the Corsanguine Church. Eona has long been closely associated with Bluwaald (for geographic and cultural reasons; the western spur of the Bluwaald Mountains run through Eona, and with it many of the same climatic conditions) and Dunnmaar. Similar to the former, Eona has historically been strongly associated with the mining industry, as well as heavy industry bleeding into the area from Dunnmaar. While Eona's industrial heritage remains, it too has benefitted from a growth of tourism and the service sector.
 Haelynd - Comunida Democratica d'la Teralta CDT Haelsburg One of the former South Ottonian republics. Declared independence in March 2022 and was admitted in to the Federation on May 2nd, 2022. Historically, Haelynd has been a peripheral zone of Eona, largely nestled in the Bluwaald foothills, and has been a significant dairyland. Haelynd is religiously more heterogenous than most of the other former South Ottonian republics, with substantial Corsanguine and Reytled minorities. Haelynd also grants dual recognition to both Allamunnic and Eonese as official languages.
 Innia – Innian Federation of Communes IFC Innsboro Innia, long the historical heartland of the lands referred to as "Ottonia" due to containing the imperial city of Ottonia, Innia is part of the Bluwaald highlands alongside Eona, Bluwaald, and, to a lesser extent, Corvaea. Due to being in the geographic intersection of these three, Innia is the most linguistically-diverse republic outside of major cities, with Corvaean, Eonese, and Allamunnik all being widely-spoken, and all being considered suitable for official business. Innia is also home to many castles and ruins that makes it a thriving tourist destination.
 Jormundea – United Jormundsea Republic UJR Udunsfurd Claims (along with Skraelingia) to be the oldest state, having broken away from Tyrrslynd prior to the Wars of Ottonian Unification. Long a commercially-active, maritime region, Jormundea is one of the more densely populated regions of the Original Nine Republics, and is home to a number of economically significant ports and fisheries, as well as heavy industry.
 Kamryk – Demokratisch Republik Kamryk DRK Kaamburg Kamryk is one of the six primarily non-Allamunnic-speaking republics (the primary language is Kamryker). Historically a part of Ostmark, Kamryk first gained independence alongside the Jormundean Revolution in the late 18th century, and for much of the ensuing period has been a small maritime republic with a focus on its connections to the Erishlands and points east.
 Kanketya - Republica Lliure de Kanketya RLK Rynnea One of the former South Ottonian republics. Declared independence in March 2022 and was admitted in to the Federation on May 2nd, 2022. Kanketya is one of the six republics in which the primary language is not Allamunnic. Instead, the official language is Kanketyan. Formerly a part of Onneria, Kanketya separated itself during the South Ottonian Revolution, taking the opportunity to restore its long-officially-neglected language (related to Eonese) to official status and reject Onnerian hegemony.
 Meuse - Communaute Autonome de Meuse CAM Chambrae One of the former South Ottonian republics. Declared independence in March 2022 and was admitted in to the Federation on May 2nd, 2022. Meuse is one of the six republics in which the primary language is not Allamunnic. Instead, the primary official language is Audonian. Sharing its climate with Staalmark, Meuse has traditionally enjoyed a relatively warm climate for Ottonia, and with it is one of the area's relatively few wine-producing regions.
 Onneria - Onneria Social Republic OSR Onneria City One of the former South Ottonian republics. Declared independence in March 2022 and was admitted in to the Federation on May 2nd, 2022. The republic is greatly reduced in size from the previous Kingdom of Onneria due to the renewed independence/autonomy of Kanketya, but contains the country's largest urban area in the form of Onneria City and its larger metropolitan area, which also makes up the vast majority of its territory. Historically the seat of the Honorian Church and a center of culture and learning, it is unclear what the future of the Honorian Church in Ottonia will be after the Archbishop of Onneria fled to Draakur following the Revolution.
 Ostmark – Democratic Republic of Ostmark DRO Aldhuld Part of the east Ottonian highland region, Ostmark has long served as both a gateway and a barrier to travel and invasion from the east. Ostmark is one of the breadbasket regions of Ottonia, and even in the present is heavily agricultural. However, for similar reasons Ostmark is sometimes considered something of a backwater where life moves at a slower pace.
 Skraelingia – Skraeling Free State SFS Skarrsboro One of the four republics in which the primary language is not Allamunnic (Skraeling), as well as being one of the two oldest republics (having broken off from Tyrrslynd in 1852 alongside Jormundea). Skraelingia is known for a robust seafaring culture as well as for, weirdly enough, producing large amounts of oats, as well as the cold, wet conditions the area experiences for most of the year.
 Staalmark - Folk Republic of Staalmark FRS Staalburg One of the former South Ottonian republics. Declared independence in March 2022 and was admitted in to the Federation on May 2nd, 2022. Staalmark, although also traditionally a hub of industry, is one of Ottonia's breadbaskets, being more conducive to the growing of wheat and many vegetables than much of Ottonia nearer the coasts, as the mild rainshadow of the Bluwaald Mountains produces a less-waterlogged climate.
 Tyrrslynd – People's Republic of Tyrrslynd PRT Koppenhulm The rump of what was once the Kingdom of Tyrrslynd, the People's Republic of Tyrrslynd is the second-smallest of the actual Constituent Republics by land area after Dunnmaar. Tyrrslynd is also one of two republics whose population is majority Sarpetic (Corsanguine Church). Due to its placement on the Salacian Coast, Tyrrslynd spends much of the year drenched in rain and occasionally snow, but despite this is one of the most densely-populated of the Original Nine Republics.