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Republic of Deltannia

Republikken Deltansk
Flag
Flag
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Motto: For Deltannia!
Map of Deltannia
Map of Deltannia
Capital
and largest city
Delta
Official languagesDeltansk
Recognised regional languagesOld Matharan, Xyn’nyf
Demonym(s)Deltan
GovernmentFederal semi-presidential constitutional republic
• President
Verner Træsko
• Prime Minister
Vadsis Naim
LegislatureForsamling
Formation
• Thelarike Kingdom
500s CE
• Volscian rule
1900s
1959
Area
• 
260,204 km2 (100,465 sq mi)
Population
• 2018 estimate
5,220,000
GDP (PPP)estimate
• Per capita
12,500
CurrencyDeltan Dalium
Driving sideright

Deltannia (Old Buranic: Thelarania), officially the Republic of Deltannia, is the northernmost nation of Europa on Eurth. Deltannia shares a land border with Volsci in the southeast. Other nearby neighbours include Tal Shiar to the south and Tagmatium to the southwest. The country is located almost entirely on the Parnu peninsula, except for several disputed islands in the northeast. The climate in Deltannia is mostly subargic (Dfc). Deltannia is surrounded by the Argic Ocean to the north, Gulf of Lanjon to the east, Kosscow Sea to the south, and Sea of Storms to the west. Deltannia has a population of approximately 5.22 million, and an area of 260,204 km2 (100,465 sq mi). Delta is the capital and largest city of the country.

Deltannia is a presidential republic consisting of 9 regions. The disputed northeastern islands retain some form of autonomy. The country is first mentioned as part of the Thelarike kingdom which formed around 500 CE and flourished in later centuries. In the 19th century Deltannia was annexed by Volsci. The country regained its independence in 1959. The current head of state is President Verner Træsko.

Deltannia has a two-part economy considered revolutionary in the modern era. With its own pitfalls of course, the system of 'Energism' slowly took over the capitalist system that had been around since Deltannia's independence in 1959. The long-held foreign policy of isolationism ended when Deltannia became a member of the Entente of Oriental States in 2006.

Etymology

The name "Deltannia" comes from Thelar + ania (suffix: tribe). It is related to the Buran tribe of Thelar. This tribe inhabited northwestern corner of Burania, including the Parnu peninsula. Out of this region would form the later kingdom of Thelarike ("realm of Thelar").

Geography

Deltannia is located in the far north of Europa, nearly completely surrounded by the Argic Ocean. The country is located in the Parnu peninsula in Buranian Europa. It is bordered by Volsci to the southeast. Part of the land border with Volsci is defined by the Vuoksi river. The Deltan mainland is 236,806 square kilometres (91,431 sq mi), with a coastline of approximately $distance. The highest point in Deltannia is the mountain of $name, which stands at 1,496 metres (4,908 ft) above sea level. To the northeast are 4 islands, separated from the Dentan mainland by the Gulf of Langon. Ownership of our island in the northeast Gulf of Lanjon is disputed and also claimed by Volsci. From north to south these islands are: $islandOne (5138 km2), $islandTwo (7903 km2), $islandThree (9418 km2), and $islandFour (939 km2). The disputed northeastern islands retain some form of political autonomy.

The climate of Deltannia is classified as Argtic, with long, cold winters and short, cool summers. According to the Köppen climate classification, the southern coastal part of the country falls into the subarctic category (Dfc). The northern part is classified as an ice cap climate (EF), with no month having an average temperature above freezing point. The coldest place in Deltannia is the northernmost tip of $islandThree, where temperatures can drop as low as −50 °C (−58 °F). Despite the extremely harsh climate, a few small settlements can be found on the island, with the largest being the village of $name, with a population of around 2,500 people.

The flora and fauna of Deltannia is limited due to the harsh Argic climate. Vegetation is mostly limited to tundra, with mosses, lichens, and small shrubs being the most common types of plants. The fauna is also limited, with Argic foxes, polar bears, and walruses being some of the most common animals found on the island. Some bird species also breed on the $islandFour such as the little auk and ivory gull.

Deltannia is a harsh and remote place that is characterized by its rugged terrain and cold climate. Despite the difficult living conditions, the population continues to live there. Their country is divided into nine administrative regions: Kesclin, Karialev, Rialev, Lodia, Rekula, Ruma, Damiste, Vanaparnu and Uleio. Major population centres include the capital city of New Delta, and Corda City.[1]

History

Faiche Broch on the west coast of Deltannia.
Reconstruction of a longhouse.
Volscian troops march into Deltannia, $year.
$name, “Father of the nation.”

The Deltans share a common history with its northern Buran neighbours. Deltannia is a nation known for its long history, backed by a powerful navy. Its people have long since been regarded as revolutionaries, looking towards the future with open arms, prepared to do their duty when called upon.[2]

  • Old history description: http://archive.nswiki.org/index.php?title=Deltannia
  • 500s BCE: Not much is known about the area. Part of Buranian clan lands. Only mentioned in Aroman sources as a source of resources.
  • 500s CE: Thelarike (“realm of Thelar”) ruled by a line of Fisher Kings.
  • 1000s: Early exploration of the Storm Sea and Adlantic Ocean.
  • 1500s: (WIP. The last heathen areas were converted to whichever religion was dominant in the nearby Occident.)
  • 1800s: (WIP. How much is Deltannia affected by political and economical revolutions?)
  • 1902: During the early century, the Deltan Federation was annexed by the then expanding Volsci Republic. The Sabellic language then replaced the Deltan language, and as a result, only older generations understand it. This created a communication barrier with the younger generations.
  • 1959: The nation was able to establish self-proclaimed independence during the internal Volscian power struggle.
  • 2006: Deltannia joined the Entente of Oriental States. After nearly 50 years of independence, the bellicose rhetoric coming from new Volscian leadership pushed the Deltans to seek strength in numbers. The Deltans took the initiative and joined the Entente's security umbrella. Conversely, their naval prowess was warmly welcomed. EOS membership also shielded Deltannia from the most dire effects of the Great Europan Collapse.

Politics

Government

President Verner Træsko.
Prime Minister Vadsis Naim.

Deltannia is a federal semi-presidential constitutional republic. The executive branch of Deltannia's government is headed by the President, who serves as both the head of state and the head of government. The President is elected by direct popular vote for a term of four years, and can serve a maximum of two terms in office. The President is responsible for appointing the Prime Minister and other members of the Cabinet, who form the Government. The current President Verner Træsko (FDP), and the Prime Minister is Vadsis Naim (PLP).

The legislative branch of Deltannia's government is composed of the unitary Forsamling (Assembly), which consists of one house or assembly, that legislates and votes as one. Members of the National Forsamling are elected by direct popular vote. The judicial branch of Deltannia's government is independent and is responsible for interpreting and enforcing the laws of the country. The judiciary is headed by the Supreme Court, which is the highest court of appeal.

Deltannia's political stance is that of a social democracy, the Party in the government focuses on progressive policies such as equal rights, environmental protection, and education reform. They also promote policies that aims to reduce social inequality, poverty, and unemployment. One of the important laws in the country is the one that ensures and guarantees free healthcare and education to all citizens. One of the key values of Deltannia is freedom of speech. The government of Deltannia believes that it is every citizen's right to speak freely about their government, and that this is essential for a healthy democracy. To that end, the government protects the freedom of the press and encourages active citizen participation in politics.

In addition to the national government, Deltannia also has a system of local government. The country is divided into nine administrative regions, each with its own elected assembly and governor. These local governments have some powers to make decisions on matters of regional importance, such as education and transportation.

Political parties

The country is governed by a multi-party system, with several major political parties active in the national political scene. The leading political parties in Deltannia include the FDP, PLP and NCP.

Party Name Party Colours Party Ideology % in most recent electoral vote Party Leader
Free Democratic Party (Fri Demokratisk Parti) Blue and Yellow Centre-Right, Free market economics, liberal democratic values 35% (coalition) Mr Verner Træsko
Progressive Labour Party (Progressive Arbejderparti) Red and White Centre-Left, Social democracy, workers' rights 25% (coalition) Mrs Elin Sjøstrøm
National Conservative Party (Nasjonal Konservativ Parti) Black and Red Right-Wing, Traditional values, strong national identity 40% (opposition) Mr Anders Vinter

Foreign relations

Deltannia is known for its open border policy, which allows for a relatively high level of immigration. However, in order for immigrants to remain in the country long-term, they will have to become citizens first. Deltannia believes that immigration is an important aspect of its society, and that it contributes to the country's cultural and economic diversity.

Another important aspect of Deltannia's foreign policy is its commitment to providing foreign aid when it can. However, the government also places a high priority on taking care of its own citizens, and will always put the needs of its own people first. Deltannia will not make deals with another country that has a history of inhuman treatment of its citizens, as it consider human rights as non-negotiable values.

In September 2006, Deltannia became an official member of the Entente of Oriental States. This is an international organization that seeks to promote cooperation and understanding among its member states through economic, political, and cultural exchange. This membership is considered a step towards regional integration and increased collaboration between the countries in the region.

Military

The military of Deltannia has a strong presence throughout the country, with a particular focus on border security. The military has been positioned at all border crossings, and is tasked with arresting drug traffickers and other criminals. Additionally, the military has been involved in counter-terrorism operations both inside and outside the country.

The government of Deltannia has publicly stated that it believes weapons of mass destruction are necessary for the security of its people. However, it maintains a policy of ambiguousness regarding its arsenal, leading to speculation and concerns among the international community.[citation needed]

Deltannia allows its citizens to protest their government, but the government also maintains a strong police force to monitor public gatherings and arrest lawbreakers. While the government generally respects the rights of its citizens, there have been some concerns expressed by international human rights organizations about the use of force by the police during protests.[citation needed] Some critics said that the government's response to these protests was excessive and that it violated the rights of citizens to freedom of assembly and expression.

Economy

Deltannia benefits from rich natural resources, a highly literate population, a diversified industrial base, and an export-oriented mining sector. Important trade partners include Volsci as neighbour, Tal Shiar as former sister-nation, the nearby Occidental countries, and EOS partners. The citizens of Deltannia work diligently. Citizens pay relatively high income taxes, while also enjoying a high standard of living because of extensive government welfare provisions. Its technology is first-rate, and its citizens marvel at the astonishing advancements within their nation. About 65 per cent of total primary energy supply in Deltannia is derived from domestically produced renewable energy sources, including hydroelectric and geothermal power. Deltannia is connected by electric transmission lines to Volsci. Significant investment has been made in building road and rail links between regions in Deltannia. By 2006 Delta, all provincial capitals, and all medium-sized towns were interconnected. Deltannia's largest television stations are the state-run Delta One and the privately owned TV 2. Smaller stations exist, many of them local. Since 1989 Deltans enjoy the highest availability of cable and satellite television. Radio is broadcast throughout the country. The national currency is the Deltan Dalium.

Demographics

Traditional man from Deltannia.

The 2018 census counted 5,220,006 inhabitants. Deltannia is in the midst of a demographic transition to an older and slower-growing population. Deltannia is made up of several ethnic groups, including the majority group, as well as Occidental and Buranian minorities. These minorities have had a significant impact on the country's culture and society. The outlying northern islands have a very low population density. The original population of Deltannia is of Boscan origin, sharing some similarities with the nearby North-Volscians.

The official language of Deltannia is Deltansk, which is a Sabellic language. Deltansk is related and very similar to the language of the Volsci. Other recognised regional languages include Old Matharan and Xyn’nyf, which are also closely related.

Religion in Deltannia has an Occidental Orthodox basis, but there are also Volscian irreligious influences. Due to the diversity of the population, there is a high level of religious tolerance in the country and many religious denominations are present.

The health situation in Deltannia is similar to the CAOS average, but there are some differences between the different parts of the country. For example, in the areas with a strong Deltan influence, the health is considered good, while in some areas with a strong Volscian influence, the health situation is considered bad.

Education in Deltannia is considered to be excellent. The government places a high priority on education and the country has a high literacy rate. The education system is similar to the Occidental education system, and emphasizes the importance of critical thinking and creativity.

Culture

Deltannia has a long history of literary tradition, with notable contributions in the form of epic eddas, revolutionary novels, and post-Volsci resistance literature. These works often reflect the nation's struggle for independence and its identity. Visual art in Deltannia is marked by a focus on the country's rugged, grey and cloudy landscape, the sea, and heroic portraits. Many artists have been inspired by the natural beauty and harsh conditions of the far northern region. The art typically reflects the sense of isolation and resilience of the people of Deltannia. Deltannia's music tradition is diverse, with influences from the country's Geltic and Volsci heritage. Some traditional instruments used include fiddles and pipes, which are also present in Geltic and Volscian music. The melody and harmony of the music reflects the country's rugged nature and harsh climate, with a certain melancholic and epic vibe to it.

Karjalanpiirakka is a traditional Deltan dish made from a thin rye crust with a filling of rice. Butter, often mixed with boiled egg (egg butter or munavoi), is spread over the hot pastries before eating.

Cuisine in Deltannia is a blend of traditional Buranian and local ingredients and flavours. Some popular dishes include smoked fish, hearty soups and stews, and various types of bread. Due to the country's location, seafood is a staple in the diet, with fish, shellfish, and even whale meat being common ingredients.

Sport is an important part of the culture in Deltannia, due to the far northern climate, the traditional winter sports such as hockey, cross country skiing and ice-skating are very popular. In addition, football and handball are also played and followed throughout the country. The sports teams, especially the national hockey team, are often a source of national pride and are followed closely by many of the citizens.

Notes

  1. OOC. First name inspired by the character of George Hammond (Stargate). Last name inspired by the actor Don S. Davis.

References

  1. Deltannian Civil War (24 October 2005)
  2. Deltannia in Cyber Nations (13 February 2012)