Greater Olympus

Greater Olympus
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AreaXXX km2
XXX sq mi
Population1,872,480,3611
Population densityXX/km2 (XX/sq mi)
CountriesSee Nations
LanguagesVarious
Largest citiesVarious

Olympus is a planet located in the Olympian Solar System2, which consists of 8 planets. These are, in order of closest to the sun; Hermes, Aphrodite, Greater Olympus, Ares, Zeus, Cronos, Poseidon, and Hades. Greater Olympus also has one moon and it's only natural satellite, Selene. Olympus along with the rest of the Olympian Solar System was formed billions of years ago from a solar nebula. Olympus has a long history of development from the earliest microscopic organisms to the now large nation-states that inhibit it today. Today over a billion people depend on Olympus's abundant natural resources and varied biosphere. Humans have developed many diverse cultures and societes; politically there are over 40‬1 nations.

History

See Also Timeline of World History (Greater Olympus)

The History of Olympus follows a somewhat similar path as Earth has up until about the Medieval Era. The largest distinction between Earth and Olympus emerge from this time period. Unlike Earth there was no “Great Divergence” between one continent and the rest nor was a “new world” discovered. Instead the sharing of ideas following innovations in ship building sparked an era of rational thought not unlike the renaissance and enlightenment throughout the world. The industrial revolution had heartlands throughout the world as industries collected themselves in dispersed pockets. That is not to say that this is a world of peace but it has kept the world far more fractured than our own. Regional powers exist but none strong enough to truly unite a region under its control. Superpowers have not risen from great empires and colonization as we know it, is a rare sight. Yes Olympus is similar to our own world but at the same time quite unique.

Geography

Continents

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The following is a list of the 7 internationally officially recognized continents, as well as Kyros.

Name Largest country Population Landmass
Kanchaka  Auhlervia 152,135,429 TBA km²
Kyros N/A 03 TBA km²
Lira  Ackesia 717,664,162 TBA km²
Lov'anika  Vasturia 126,100,963 TBA km²
Meridiq  Ras al-Khaymah 175,769,124 TBA km²
Mu-kal N/A 388,828,030 TBA km²
Neris N/A 0 TBA km²
Nori Storsnia Storsnia 311,982,653 TBA km²
Total Storsnia Storsnia 1,872,480,361 TBA km²

Oceans

More than half of Olympus is covered in water. This abundence of water distinguishes Olympus from other planets in the solar system. The planet's hydrosphere consists primarily of the oceans, however, all bodies of water make up the hydrosphere. There are 6 oceans on the surface: Nikene Ocean, Galician Ocean, Titus Ocean, Magnostrian Ocean, Muroan Ocean, and Inoran Ocean. Among these oceans several notbale seas include: Rosel Sea, Neris Sea, Zerif Sea, and Tobal Sea.

Nations

The following are all the internationally recognized, independent countries currently in the world.

Short and formal names Capital Population Area (km²) Density (km²) Government
 Ackesia - Greater Ackesian Republic Beldon 60,461,725 3,738,263.1 16.2 Unitary Presidential Republic
 Al-Meriq - Sultanate of Al-Meriq Djerb 27,038,402 Absolute Monarchy
 Arideo - Kingdom of Arideo Gvardio de Monteto 26,354,868 178,165.74 147.9 Absolute Monarchy
 Ascolla-East Ternev - United Kingdoms of Ascolla-East Ternev Tardania 41,874,284 Unitary Constitutional Monarchy
 Beinan - Kingdom of Beinan Xuixi 110,243,765 Absolute Monarchy
 Belshek - Confederal States of Belshek Confederation
 Boaga - Kingdom of Boaga Baratza 35,329,398 Executive Monarchy
 Bnnu - Emirate of Bnnu Sifaks 27,364,698 Absolute Monarchy
 Carelia - Republic of Carelia Revais 48,492,000 Federal Presidential Constitutional Republic
 Gostia - Domnia of Gostia Deva 7,494,310 Crowned Republic
 Grenzeria - Kingdom of Grenzeria Breisgau 30,590,085 Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
 Illyntheria - Republic of Illyntheria Ethribel 33,914,066 274,018.64 124 Constitutional Parliamentary Republic
 Irpan - Empire of Irpan Irpan City 59,128,624 Constitutional Monarchy
 Jashnagar - Transcendent Kingdom of Jashnagar Yuram 60,789,542 473,902 128 Ecclesiastic-Republic
 Karodova - Republic of Karodova Wisłonicz 53,756,362 622,172.5 86.4 Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
 Kiteahu - State of Kiteahu Awanui 81,521,860 Authoritarian One-Party State
 Larkonia - Confederated Counties of Largonia Wixpy 65,786,257 Federal Republic
 Larova - Grand Duchy of Larova Cellherto 42,140,527 Crowned Republic
 Lunderfrau - Matriarchy of Lunderfrau Laubenhugel 55,914,129 257,127.08 217 Absolute Monarchy
 Lykens - Federal Republic of Lykens Lykens 63,145,498 2,016,262.4 Federal Parliamentary Republic
 Manoba - Syndicalist Union of Manoba Zyrvek 48,154,004 One Party State
 Meronnia - République Fédérale de Mèronie Senone 66,762,700 Federal Semi-Presidential Republic
 Oceania - Oceanian Republic Annheim 96,201,987 Unitary Presidential Republic
 Palai - Autocracy of Palai Palai 1,780,676 Failed State
 Parthonopia - Kingdom of Parthonopia Ancona 123,891,908 406,603.98 305 Absolute Monarchy
 Pohjrahvad - Confederation of Pohjrahvad Chidieberea Failed State
 Produzland - Kingdom of Produzland Burlon 61,432,763 434,622.52 141 Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
 Radea - Republic of Radea Eindon 33,355,099 Federal Republic
 Ragnia - Republic of Ragnia Herak 9,015,497 Presidential Republic
 Ras al-Khaymah - Dawalt of Ras al-Khaymah Khawr Khuwayr 15,599,008 Parliamentary Republic
 Sepura - Sepuranese People's Republic Tengākau 18,913,127 Dictatorship
 Sierra Ilautó - Republic of Sierra Ilautó Amancia 50,127,281 Dictatorship
 Sino Manala - Republic of Sino Manala Gate 15,384,571 Presidential Dictatorship
Storsnia Storsnia - United Republic of Storsnia Farsund 36,474,870 5,209,169.42 7 Federal Parliamentary Republic
 Tamazgha - Sultanate of Tamazgha Zenaga 46,638,392 Chartered Monarchy
 Tauke Manuye - Empire of Tauke Manuye Botau 59,380,605 Absolute Monarchy
 Tia Regness - Nationalist Republic of Tia Regness Krytov 51,480,475 One-Party Nationalist State
 TSPR - Tanaya Soviet People's Republic Plamen 165,808,265 Council Republic
 Tumbra - Federal Republic of Tumbra Straton 88,119,648 Federal Republic
 Vasturia - Most Serene Republic of Vasturia Ullelfrborg 41,100,963 Dominant-party council democracy
 Velkanika - People's Republic of Velkanika Kuvongrad 74,467,456 Single-party Federal Socialist Republic
 Veransk - Principality of Veransk Kalizgrad 2,959,850 Absolute Monarchy
 Winst - Republic of Winst Silvus 86,562,241 640,940.86 135 Unitary Parliamentary Republic
 Ystrakhistan - Republic of Ystrakhistan Kzen Almair 5,445,102 Presidential Republic

Religions

Religions that have a sizable following in Greater Olympus

  • Anomai- A panentheistic faith originating in Jashnagar that is concerned with the transcendence of the individual and soul. Maists seek to leave the most positive impact by exhibiting Rasa, or virtue, as they view existence as never ending. Maism is split into distinct schools and is notable for a religious state in Jashnagar.
  • Beoin- A monotheistic faith based around the teachings of the Prophet Beo. Beoin has diversified from it's origins leading to various sects forming due to political and religious reasons. Some sects follow Magi as a religious leader while others are more decentralized. Beoin is therefore more a collection of religious movements based on the teachings of Beo.
  • Eventualism- A nontheistic faith originating in Tero Malstreciga and based on the concept of Teleturgy, devised by Beckett Katida in 1949. Eventualists believe that each individual has an inner Ego, similar to the concept of a soul, which is the real self. The Ego can be Empowered by a system of Auditing, which removes Impediments which Eventualists believe weaken the Ego. The Eventualist Movement is a centralized organization run like a corporation, and is banned as a dangerous cult in several nations.
  • Nosoumettrons- A monotheistic faith originating in Meronnia based on the Black Book written by an unknown individual known as the Hanged Man within the faith. Nosoumettrons believe in the existence of the Demiurge, the malevolent creator. The faith was heavily suppressed for its insistence that God is evil and should be resisted.
  • Trônisme- A transtheistic faith originating in Meronnia based on the beliefs of classical Druids. The Thronists believe in the existence of nature spirits, fairies, and gods, as well as overarching esoteric existential concepts, though much of the actual Thronist faith is unpracticed by members. The faith is organized into a system of fraternal Lodges and in modern times they are often seen more like an exclusive club than a religion.

Notes

1.^ Number is subject to change as more citizens join GO.
2.^ Name pending approval.
3.^ No permanent population due to its arctic nature.