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Location of Hacyinia on Kylaris in dark green
and largest city
|Recognised national languages||Pardarian, Gaullican|
|Recognised regional languages||Dehgan, Oroqmen, Ziba, Majgar, Ukilen|
|Government||Unitary unicameral semi-constitutional monarchy|
|Makbule Arda Khan|
• Prime Minister
• Ashina Empire
• Bessharian Khanate established
• Formation of the Hacyinian Khanate after incorporating xxx and xxx
• Establishment of the Kingdom of Hacyinia
|1,031,116.801 km2 (398,116.423 sq mi)|
• 2022 census
|27.2/km2 (70.4/sq mi)|
|GDP (PPP)||2022 estimate|
|$381.74 billion (50th)|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2022 estimate|
|$167.49 billion (44th)|
• Per capita
Hacyinia, officially known as the Hacyinia Khanate, is a country in Coius. It borders Dezevau and Lavana to the east, Zorasan to the north and west, Shangea to the southwest, and Zomia to south. A landlocked country, it is the eastern edge of the Great Steppe and the vast majority of the country falls within the delineation of the Great Steppe. Hacyinia straddles the boundary between Southeast Coius and Greater Pardarian physically and culturally. The 31st largest country, Hacyinia occupies 1,031,116.80 km2. The 28 million citizens are multi ethnic, multi lingual and multi religious, who can trace their heritage from the mosaic of nomadic and settled peoples that have influenced the countries history. Population-wise, Hacyinia is roughly the xxx most populous country in the world.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Government and Politics
- 6 Economy
- 7 Culture
Hacyinia (Pronounced: /hɑ:sin.i.ə/, Listen) comes from the Old Pardarian word "hamicyia", meaning rebellious. The name originally comes from the nickname given to an Oroqic chieftain by the Arasanid Empire who perpetually continued to rebel and fight against Arasanid rule. Hacyinia eventually morphed into the name of the general steppe region between the Pardaric and Ziban politys, and remained as a placename until the establishment of the Hacyinian Khanate in 1845 where it then transferred to being the political name of the area as well.
Hacyinia has a long history, dominated mostly by the nomadic peoples that have ruled from the steppes as well as powerful empires who have conquered and held sway over the area. Although the area has long been inhabited with archeological records showing evidence of human settlement dating back to 6,000 BCE; the first recorded peoples in the area date back to the second millennia B.C with !Scythian/!Saka nomads domaining the steppes and settled Pardardian speaking city states establishing themselves in the eastern river deltas by Lake Zinabad, as well as in the foothills of the western mountains. The Chanwan had long called the highlands of western Hacyinia home and began establishing their own polity's in the highlands of the Huashan mountain range. In the southwestern steppe, in the modern day borderlands between Hacyinia, Zomia and Lavana, the proto-Oroqic Ashina held sway and competed with the !Scythians/!Saka for control of the steppe. The Ashina were able to establish several of their own powerful states controlling parts of Southeast Coius until just before the end of the 1st century CE.
- In the roughly 1000s/1100s CE, khaganate forms conquering much of Hacyinia + surronding areas. Doesn't last super long before running into rising Aguda Empire, western steppe empires, etc.
Aguda Empire era
- Lakeside area/Sudagylan pretty much adminstrated as core provience of Aguda Empire, saw lots of urbanization/development. Steppe areas vaguely adminstrated
Pre Great War
- Taken over by the Gaullicans when they took over the Aguda Empire. Although retaining de jure sovereingity/suzeranity over western Hacyinia, largely unwilling/unable to enforce direct control and it was a largerly autonoumnus area. Eastern Hacyinia wasn't considered to be particuarly valuable in the eys of the Gaullcians. Views quickly changed on discovery of oil, massive mineral deposits in the years prior to the Great War.
- Eastern Hacyinia was the primarily battleground of SE Coius Front, heavily devasted. Western Steppe saw consolidation of power around Busa Bul Bey, who gained the tacit backing of the Grand Alliance. Attacked Gaullican colonies during the later stages of the Great War (!Third Anglo-Afghan War), influential later arrival to the Grand Alliance in their region.
Post Great War
Supported Estmere during their occupation of SE Coius. Likely saw eastern Hacyinia fold into country during this time during Estmere supported negotiations. Began fancying itself as a regional power, imposed self on the majority Oroqic and Ukilenic lands of eastern Lavana which has led to massive amounts of conflict. Spent a good chunk of the post war years bouncing between Senria and Shangea in order to gain resources/support, more closely aligned self with Shangea as time progressed.
Friendly with the Pardarian Revolutionary Resistance Command - the Shah had designs to take over parts of Hacyinia prior to the civil war/other beefs between Hacyinia and the Shah, saw an oppertunity to remove him and supported Zorasan ever since
Occupied large bits of western Lavana/"Outer Hacyinia" for a bit following the great war, refused to give the land back to the newly formed Lav Republic - got booted off when Lav socialists came to power. Considers much of the traditional Oroqic/Ukilenic land in Lavana to be "rightfully" Hacyinian.
Saw a large amount of moderanization, introduction of a light consitution, reform efforts speaerheaded by the great technocratic king Gulaua Arda Khan.
Struggling against Lavana due to the Yoloten, wider conflict against the SE Coius Councilst Bloc due to this. Incresingly closer to Zorasan/ROSPO during this time
Photograph of the central steppe with a ger district in the background
- Haraz river.jpg
Photograph of the river deltas of Karasm
At 1,031,116.80 km2, Hacyinia is the 15th largest in Coius, and the 31st largest in the world. It is slightly smaller than Behera and slightly larger than Belmonte. A landlocked country, it has a minimally varied terrain. The country is overwhelmingly steppe land. In the west there is the Transhuashan foothills and the plateau of the Great Steppe, while in the east there is the riparian inflowing rivers deltas to Lake Zinabad. The elevation of the country varies greatly, with some areas being several thousand meters above sea levels and others being several hundred meters below sea levels. Generally elevation rises the in the west, closer to the Huashan mountains, as well as along the border with Zorasan. Much of the mountains and elevation in the country are volcanic. The country is entirely considered to be within a Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome, with a temperate climate. Precipitation is fairly high, and generally there is mild winters with warmer summers. The increasing desertification of nearby Zorasan has had a major impact on eastern Hacyinia in particularly, with notable land degradation impacting the agricultural output of eastern Hacyinia.
Arable land is at a minimum and mostly of the countries arable land is concreated in the east along in the river deltas and the shore of Lake Zinabad, or more limitedly in the west in mountain oases supplied by the melting glacial water of the Huashan mountains. The central steppes soil is incapable of supporting any sort of large scale agriculture, although it is more than capable of supporting large scale animal husbandry both historically and modern day. Much of the steppe has very limited water supply sans a few lakes and seasonal rivers that occasionally form. Water rights is a serious political concern, both domestically as well as internationally. Much of the water resources in the country are located in Karasm and are used to support extensive commercial agriculture. The shrinking of Lake Zinabad is of great concern to the Hacyinian government, and the Karasmic government before that.
The country is also periodically struck by zuds, which are occasional and harsh sudden changes in the climate which causes a large amount of livestock to die due to starvation, the elements and other factors. It does cause an extensive amount of economic and social upheaval for the predominantly rural, pastoral population as they are forced to move to urban areas or abroad in order to find work. Zud's are becoming increasingly more common as climate change and desertification impact the country.
The volcanic mountains that form much of the border with Zorasan are the result of plate tecontics. Earthquakes are a common occurerence within the country.
Bactarian deer! Bactarian camels! Wolves! There's brown bears in Central Asia apparently? Snow leopards, cut & paste from stuff. Horses!
Hacyinia has 28,046,377 citizens per it's most recent census in 2020. Hacyinia's population has been rapidly increasing in the past several decades as urbanization increases. Hacyinia has traditionally been organized into nomadic pastoral clans, loose empires, beyliks and city-states with centralization of the country only truly beginning in the 1940s. There is a fairly sizeable diaspora population across the world, fueled by a mixture of the ongoing conflicts with Lavana as well as search for better economic or political opportunities.
Urbanization is steadily increasing in the country, albeit at a slow rate. Much of the country, particularly in the western steppes, retains much of their historical semi-nomadic or nomadic pastoral lifestyle. Much of the countries urbanization is concreated near Lake Zinarud and the capital Dabulug.
The Hacyinian diaspora is fairly large. Historically, much of Hacyinia was dominated by nomadic tribesmen and as such they would migrate or find work as mercenaries in far off places. The modern diaspora's origins begin in the gowsa migrations of the 20th century, where small groups migrated to the Asterias for better economonic opportunities. The diasporas population has grown rapidly since the Great War, due to the direct aftereffects of the Great War as well as later conflicts with Lavana. The countries with the largest diaspora populations are XXX, YYY and ZZZ.
Ethnicity and languages
Hacyinia is a highly diverse country with numerous ethnolinguistic groups. The largest is the Oroqic peoples, primarily the Qonyulu and the Majgars which comprises about 40% of the country. The second largest is the Pardaran peoples which 27% of the country belongs to. The Kexri and the Tayars are the largest Pardaran ethnolinguistic groups in the country. The Ukilens is the countries third largest ethniclinguistic group, who primarily live in the steppe area in the west and southwest of the country. The Chanwan is the fourth largest group in the country. The Chanwan almost excusively live in the west of the country in Chanwanstan. Finally, the remaining 10% of the country is comprised of numerous smaller groups. These include a fairly sizeable populations of Rahelians, Dezevaunis, Kachai, Bahians, and other smaller groups.
Bilingualism is highly common in the country, and trilingualism is considered to be a standard for public servants. Pardaran and Qonyulu are the official languages of the country. The vast majority of government administration, business, and the general public sphere utilizes Pardaran as a common lingua franca in the country. There are numerous regional languages and dialects throughout the country, and urban areas in particular are well known for the wide diversity in languages overheard.
As of the 2020 census, Hacyinia's most followed religion is the Thin Air sect with 50% of the country (14 million people) professing it. Irfan is the second most followed religion, with 25% of the population (7 million). The Pure Water sect is the third most followed religion, with 15% (4.2 million) of the country stating that they follow it. Traditional religions claim 6% of the population, or 1.6 million people, while the remaining 4% of the country (1.1 million people) claim a variety of faiths including Zohism, the Solarian Catholic Church, atheism/agnosticism, etc.
Hacyinia is unique amongst majority Badist countries in that the Thin Air Sect is the most followed in the country. The Pure Water Sect is primarily found in urban areas near Lake Zinarud. Irfanics are typically found closer to the border of Zorasan, albeit, are dispersed throughout the country. There is a small minority of Irfanic Chanwans in the country. Followers of traditional religions are typically found in the west of the country, however, due to the highly syncretic nature of the Thin Air Sect much of the practices of traditional religions in Hacyinia are very smiliar to the Thin Air Sect. For the other religions, typically they found clustered in urban areas throughout the country in insignificant numbers.
Government and Politics
The government of Hacyinia, since 1960, is a de jure constitutional monarchy. Prior to 1960, Hacyinia was closer to a feudal, absolute monarchy. It is considered to be a Not Free country in political freedom rankings.
A hereditary Khan is the Head of State of the country. The Khan of Hacyinia wields significant, although not absolute power, and the monarchy remains a powerful political and social institution in Hacyinia. There are severe Lèse-majesté laws in place.
The head of government is the Prime Minister, elected from the 100 members of the Kurultai - the countries unicameral legislature. Military, oligarchic and tribal aristocrats dominate the legislature.
A constitutional body of beys, the ruler of smaller autonomous beyliks that are the descendants of the smaller khanates Hacyinia absorbed during the Unification Campaigns, remains an important factor of Hacyinian politics. They are proscribed two important constitutional duties, functioning as an electoral college for the Prime Minister as well as being allowed to select a certain amount of members of the Kurultai.
There is a convoluted intertangling between the Hacyinian monarchy, intelligence and military officials, business oligarchs and organized crime. The basic goals of these alliance is self-enrichment, safeguarding their own hegemony within the country, the survival of the monarchy and elimination of democratic reform efforts.
10h largest oil producer in the world (1,229,357 bbls per day), wealth of mineral resources. Other major exports include cotton and livestock. The economy is buoyed by being surrounded by larger, wealthier and stabler states. However, as a landlocked country, it's economy is also hindered by it's lack of natural sea access. It's wholly reliant on shipping it's goods through xxx because of political circumstances, and any freeze in relations would tank the economy.
Hacyinia is incredibly rich in mineral resources. Hacyinia ranks amongst the top nations for both production and reserves in uranium, coal, gold, tin, tungsten, cooper, bauxite, chromite amongst others. Most of the mineral resources are located in the countries west. Ninja miners often operate on the far western reaches of the country or along the border with Zomia.
Hydroelectricity is an important sector of the economy. Several major rivers in the country, flowing towards Lavana - several large scale dams/projects built in order to capture the hydroelectric power of the country as well as to free up oil/natural gas resources for market. Dams also utilized as a bargaining chip in Lavana - Hacyinia maintains an ability to impact a fairly significant % of Lavana's water supply.
Agriculture is divided into two parts. The first is nomadic or semi-nomadic animal husbandry, which constitutes roughly 58% of the agricultural output of the country. Major animal products exported by Hacyinia include meat and fat from camels, cattle, chickens, horses, goats, pigs and sheep; eggs; honey; milk; wool from camels, cattle, goats, and sheep; and hides and skins from camels, cattle, goats, horses, and sheep. The other 42% of the agricultural sector in Hacyinia is crop-based farming. Cotton is referred to as "white gold" in Hacyinia. Introduced by the Gaullicans, massive plantations were set up in eligible areas. Commercial growing of cotton spread throughout Hacyinia, and currently now operates as a massive cash crop for the country. Most agricultural in the country is concreated in areas closer to Lake Zinarud, or, along heavily irrigated rivers in the countries west.
Kokpar very popular, as well as other equestrian games/activities owing to countries steppe and horse culture. Mongolian wrestling/Turkic wrestling also popular. Something like Naadam very possible. Rugby, in the union/league/sevens variants, is the most common team sport in the country followed by basketball. Combat sports/martial arts also very popular.
Gulaua Arda Khan was a big proponent of physical culture in Hacyinia. He had developed a philosophy of "muscular Badism", which remains an important guiding principle of much of Hacyinia's sports scene. Educated in Euclea, Galaua Arda Khan introduced rugby and basketball in addition to sports such as olympic weightlifting amongst others during his reign as "culturally appropriate" youth sports. The state remains heavily involved in promoting and subsidizing sports within Hacyinia, seeing it as an important development to "strong and healthy" citizens as well as utilizing as a form of international diplomacy.
Due to influence from neighboring Dezevau, ganome's are ubiquitous throughout the country. Hacyinia has a strong coffee culture.
Hacyinia has a rich history of tattooing. Various cultures in modern Hacyinia has practiced forms of tattooing throughout their history, and today its fairly common to see tattoos adorned on most people in Hacyinia. Despite the different styles of tattoos, almost all are rooted in beliefs that the tattoos are useful as charms to ward off evil spirts or to bring good luck to the tattooed person. Tattoos are typically more common in the western side of the country, as during the Gaullican colonization period the colonial authorities attempted to end the practice amongst various ethnic groups - albeit the practice continued in secret.
Historically, the Central Coian trade route and the Great Steppe trade routes helped spread the influence of Hacyinian tattoos across Coius.