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Eldmark

The Kingdom of Eldmark

Konungariket Eldmark
Flag of Eldmark
Flag
Coat of Arms of Eldmark
Coat of Arms
Motto: "Gud Bevare Drottningen"(Ordennyan)
"God Save The Queen"
Anthem: Segern är vår
Victory is Ours
Capital
and largest city
Hammarvik
Official languagesOrdennyan
Demonym(s)Eldmarkian
GovernmentConstitutional Monarchy
• Queen
Thyri I
• Direktör
Örjan Rehn
Independence from Ordennya
• Declared
1851
• Recognized
TBD
• First Formation of Parliament
1963
Area
• Total
1,614,037 km2 (623,183 sq mi)
Population
• May 2019 estimate
20,002,351
GDP (PPP)May 2019 estimate
• Per capita
$31,213
GDP (nominal)May 2019 estimate
• Per capita
$32,500
Gini (2019)55.3
high
HDI (2019)0.781
high
CurrencyKrona ()
Time zoneTBD
Driving sideright
Internet TLD.el

Eldmark, officially the Kingdom of Eldmark (Ordennyan: Konungariket Eldmark), is a Constitutional Monarchy located in southwestern Asteria Superior in Kylaris. It is bordered to the south by the Arucian Sea, to the east by the Marirana and to the west by Vehemens Ocean. It shares a maritime border with Sanslumière.

Eldmark has a developed, industrialized economy with a relatively high GDP. It has a low population density and a medium to high income gap. It's capital, Hammarvik, is consistently ranked as one of the healthiest cities in Asteria Superior, featuring a population of 3.5 million people. It is historically one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in Eldmark founded by settlers and is home to the largest port in the country. Other urban areas include Åndalvern, Kvällholm, and Grönsund.

Etymology

The name "Eldmark" is one that was chosen by Ordennyan settlers as they landed at the Horn of Asteria, on the place that would soon become the city of Hammarvik. Eldmark roughly translates into "Fire Land," and was named as such due to its higher temperatures and arid interior.

History

The Yetzdao Confederation

The history of Eldmark dates back to 5000-7500 BCE migratory hunter gatherer societies of the Native Asterians, who would settle in the Bsuazzahr, or the Squirrel Valley, to form an ancient civilization. It is assumed that this group, which called themselves the Yetzdao, came from the east, and is ultimately an offshoot of the Zapoya people.

Ruins of capital city, Bêjlyixhe

These people would form a de facto state refereed to by scholars as the Yetzdao Confederation. Based around the capital of Bêjlyixhe, the Yetzdao would have a devolved state, where the chieftains of each tribe and family would convene for inter-tribal affairs, including defense and trade. During the time of the Yetzdao Confederation, ritual sacrifice was common, crops, livestock, and on occasion, humans were decapitated and burned for Xnà’, which was seen as the goddess of the harvest. Other deities were Yitwize, the god of the Dead, and Yaje, the god of the Sky. These three gods were at eternal conflict with each other in Yetzdao scripture, whose conflicts manifested in plagues, droughts, or floods. Every event was viewed through the lens of the conflict these three deities would undergo. Because of this, conflict and war was a central tenet of Yetzdao, with the shaman-chieftains also acting as warlords.

The Ngulhtú Period

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Colonization and Independence

In [DATE], the explorer and Ordennyan naval officer Hans Hammar Adelstrom was commissioned by [RULER] of The United Kingdom of Ordennya to counter the claims of other Euclean nations in the Asterias by building a port at the Horn of Asteria. A man of noble birth, Adelstrom was the second son of his father, and was not entitled to the sizeable Adelstrom Estate in Ordennya. Therefore, Hans saw the expedition as a chance to "carve out an estate of his own," as written in his journal. In [DATE], Adelstrom and an Ordennyan expeditionary force landed at the Horn of Asteria, between the islands and the mainland.

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Eldmark is the 5th largest country in Asteria Superior with a total size of 1,614,037 square kilometres.

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