Fravina

Republic of Fravina

République de Fravina
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Motto: Fort Comme Un
Strong as One
Anthem: "La Varsovienne"
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Capital
and largest city
Port de Sang
Official languagesLysia
Recognised national languagesFrav
Ethnic groups
(2019)
  • 84.6% White  
  • 10.7% Indigenous  
  • 3.3% Black  
  • 1.4% Other  
Religion
(2019)
  • 44.9% No Religion  
  • 40.2% Christian  
  • 8.6% Indigenous  
  • 5.1% Judaism  
  • 1.2% Other  
Demonym(s)Frav (singular)

Fravs (plural)

Fravi (adjective)
Governmentsemi-direct democratic federal republic
• President
Bernard Beaumont
Adelie Grasse
Valentine LaClaire
Jean Martin
Louise Rochefort
LegislaturePeople's Council
Wing of Examination
Wing of Legislation
Establishment
• Treaty of Labrador
 8 December 1809
• First Constitution of Fravina
24 April 1810
• Second Constitution of Fravina
16 June 1949
Area
• Total
48,156 sq mi (124,720 km2)
Population
• 2019 census
37,654,800
• Density
485.87/km2 (1,258.4/sq mi)
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
434,829,346,344
• Per capita
11,547.78
Currencyaure (Ā) (AFV)
Time zoneUTC+0 (UTC)
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+48
Internet TLD.fv

Fravina (Lysian: Fravina), officially the Republic of Fravina (Lysian: République de Fravina) is a nation located on Argis on Eurth, bordered by Velaheria to the southwest, Delamaria to the southeast, and the Adlantic Ocean to the east. Made up of 37.6 million Fravs, it comprises of both colonial and native people groups, primarily from Lysian heritage, with various areas of indigenous majorities. Colonies first were founded in the late 1400s to 1500s, by Europan powers, which often came into conflict with the indigenous Frav Empire.

Fravina is a semi-direct democratic federal republic, with three separate branches of government and a bicameral legislature, called the People's Council of Fravina. The nation's executive branch is headed by the president and four vice presidents, known as the Vice Presidential Council. The socialists have maintained power in Fravina since 1948, with other parties forming a token opposition. Fravina's capital and largest city is Port de Sang.

Etymology and Pronunciation

Originally applied to a smaller portion of the current territory, the name Fravina comes from an endonym meaning "people of the river". The earliest linguistic evidence points to tribal origins of the name Fravina. It is derived by combining the indigenous Frav people and the Frav word ina meaning river. The actual river of this name refers to the Orléans River.

History

Indigenous peoples and pre-colonial era

The earliest known complex civilization in Fravina was the Iritina, who lived in the southern regions of modern-day Fravina. While much of Iritina history is lost, historians know that the Iritina civilization flourished around 800 BC with a culture and language distinct from surrounding civilizations. By 869 BC, the city of Dikasa conquered other Iritina cities and formed the Iritina Empire.

By approximately 780 BC, Iritina collapsed from unknown reasons. Historians speculate that it may have fell from the migrating Alonisin tribes from the west, civil war, natural disasters, or any combination of the three. After that, Fravina was mainly composed of three groups - the Iritina, Alonisin, and Diadi. The three were constantly in conflict with each other and with themselves over resources. Around 270 AD, some of the Idaha tribes from the south, in modern-day Delamaria, migrated to Fravina. The Idaha and Iritina were constantly at war, which led to the extinction of the Iritina people around 800 AD.

Around 1400, four Fravi cities along the Orléans River formed an alliance. This alliance, called the Frav Empire, was headed by the city of Tesina, modern-day Port de Sang. By the way of several conquests, the Frav Empire grew to encompass the Alonisin and Diadi people by around 1500.

Lysian colonization

When Fravina was first discovered by Europan explorers it was named Lysian Columbia by the Lysian explorer Louis Boneparte.

Early colonizers were often in conflict with the Frav Empire, but by 1695, the Frav Empire fell to Lysian forces led by Admiral Louis Orléans. Colonizers occupied the Four Cities, renaming them Port de Orléans, Belleville, Beaufort, and Cour de Valentine. The six colonies of Fravina were used as penal colonies by Lysia.

Many settlers were inticed by a number of economic speculative bubbles such as the fur trade, exotic plant trade as well as the construction boom in the late 18th century. Major exports of early colonies were flowers, fur, vegetables native to the new world as well as tobacco.

Lysian Columbia

The three colonies of Fravina declared independence from Lysia in 1778, and became a part of Lysian Columbia. As part of the nation, Fravina participated in the Delamarian War of 1804 against Labradoria. The war resulted in a Columbian loss. In the Treaty of Labrador (1809), Fravina was made independent from Lysian Columbia.

First Republic

The First Republic of Fravina had collected a large debt during the Delamarian War that it struggled to pay off. The debt continued to increase during the Fravina Shipping Crisis of 1833, the Native Fravi Rebellions, and the Fravina Labour Strikes of the 1880s. By the late 1800s, Fravina suffered from corruption.

Civil War and Socialist Revolution

The First Civil War of Fravina (1896-1902) between the Indigenous Confederacy, Fravi Socialists, and the First Republic of Fravina. Beginning with the Proclamation of Indigenous Independence in October 1896, the war grew to include the Socialists when President Pierre Antier began persecuting the group in an attempt to stop the Socialists from expressing support for the Indigenous Confederacy. Despite initial losses, the Republic won the war with foreign aid.

In the post-war period, Fravina struggled to rebuild, facing an economic depression. The struggles of the period emboldened the socilaist movement. Following the assassination of socialist politician Maxim Batton and the 1933 Suspension of Fravi Congress, riots broke out across the nation, beginning the Second Civil War of Fravina (1939-1948).

The Socialists grew in size during the interim period, with indigenous groups and the lower classes joining the movement. This contributed to the socialist victory of 1948. The war ended in late August 1948 when the Socialists, led by General Jacque De Mercy, won the Siege of Fort d'Olivier.

Contemporary Fravina

The Second Republic of Fravina was formed on 15 October 1948, with General Jacque De Mercy ruling as the first president. His tenure, as well as the tenure of his two successors, were marred with corruption, poverty, and crime.

In the late 1980s and 1990s saw an increase in the standard of living in Fravina. Poverty, corruption, and decline were all on a decline during these decades. This success was largely accredited to the reforms of Presidents Marie Boche and Pierre Blanchet.

Geography

Fravina is mostly hilly and mountainous in some parts.

Port de Sang is the capital and largest city. Other major cities are Fort d'Olivier, Port de Barbier, Belleville, and Beaufort.

Politics and Government

Fravina is a semi-direct democratic federal republic with three separate branches of government and a bicameral legislature, called the People's Council of Fravina. The nation's executive branch is headed by the president and four vice presidents, known as the Vice Presidential Council. Fravina's judicial branch is made up of a series of courts, with the Supreme Court acting as the highest court of appeals in Fravina.

Political Divisions

Fravina is composed of 7 provinces. Every province is entitled to its own government, headed by a governor and legislature. Every province is also entitled to 21 examiners, with an additional examiner for the four most populous provinces. The largest province by land area is d'Olivier, and the smallest is Orléans.

Flag Name Capital Governor Population
Barbier Flag.png Barbier Port de Barbier Camille Bellerose 7,291,100
D'Olivier Flag.png d'Olivier Fort d'Olivier Emmanuel Olivier 3,495,100
Mechis Flag.png Mechis Domesis Jean-Luc Philippe 1,941,100
Mont de Mercy Flag.png Mont de Mercy Mercycourt Paula Castaner 3,850,200
Orléans Flag.png Orléans Beaufort André LaGarde 11,642,050
Prétredy Flag.png Prétredy La Nouveau-Séminaire Jean Pearson 4,162,000
Romarin Flag.png Romarin Naufrage Helene Capitaine 5,273,250

Political Parties and Elections

Bernard Beaumont, 8th President of Fravina since 1 January 2016

The government of Fravina officially recognizes six national political parties. This includes the Socialist Party, the Social Labour Party, the Liberal Party , the Conservative Party, the Capitalist Party, and the National People's Party. Legislative elections are held every 5 years on the second weekend of December, and examination elections are held every 5 years on the second weekend of December, with only half the seats up for election. These elections determine the seats of the People's Council, of which the majority coalition of the Wing of Legislation forms the government. The last time Fravina failed to form a government was following the 2010 election, which led Fravina to be without an executive until the 2015 election, when Red Flag Coalition retook control of the Wing of Legislation.

In Fravina, there are two major political coalitions. The Red Flag Coalition is a leftist coalition of the Socialist Party and the Social Labour Party. The United Center Coalition is a centrist coalition of the Liberal Party, the Conservative Party, and the Capitalist Party. The National People's Party, which is consiered far-right, is the only national party that is not part of any major coalition.

Social Labour Bernard Beaumont, winner of the 2015 and 2020 elections and former vice president, is serving as the 8th President of Fravina. The four vice presidents are Adelie Grasse, Jean Martin, Louise Rochefort, and socialist Valentine LaClaire. Leadership of the Wing of Examination is Chief Examiner Antoine Cartier. Leadership of the Wing of Legislation is Chief Legiislator Ella Lambert.

In the 16th People's Council of Fravina, the Wing of Legislation and Wing of Examination are controlled by the Red Flag Caucus. The Wing of Examination consists of 82 Social Labour seats, 20 Conservative seats, 19 Liberal seats, 13 National People's seats, 10 Capitalist seats, and 7 Socialist seats. The Wing of Legislation consists of 189 Social Labour seats, 52 Socialist seats, 48 Liberal seats, 46 Conservative seats, 23 National People's seats, 11 Capitalist seat, and 8 independent seats. Of provincial governors, there are 4 Social Labourers, 2 Liberals, and 1 Conservative.

Military

The Fravi Armed Forces (Forces Armées Fravi) are the military and paramilitary forces of Fravina, under the President of Fravina as supreme commanders. They consist of the Fravi Army (Armée de Terre Fravi), the Fravi Navy (Marine Fravi), the Fravi Air Force (Armée de l'air de Fravi), and the Fravi Civilian Army (Armée Civile Fravi), which acts as an emergency police force when needed.

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Energy

Industry

Infrastructure

Transport

Demographics

Ethnic Groups

Education

As of 2017, Fravina has a simple literacy rate of 98.8% and a functional literacy rate of 93.3%

Religion

Culture

Music and Art

Cuisine

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