Federation of Halsuntria
Vokerƌimo a Halsuntria
Motto: Fidelitas ad Invicem
Anthem: Serenity of the Tribes
|Official languages||English, Hen|
|Recognised regional languages||Mykretonan, Fuvernan, Gentish, Oufreise Kesgonteran|
|Ethnic groups||Halsunt (Hen, Kent, Ouvreh, Kesgonter & Fuvern Tribes), Ganjian|
|Government||Conservative Parochial Oligarchy|
• Head Councilman
|Kristian Tudzashe (FD), Bagidza Arsenev (CD), Ignei Orkhenti (SAHD), Stefan Sadikov (RD) Pukatsia Vilka (SMD), Nartav Galayeket (HD), Mikitel Iechgin (XD), Norman Alensilino (MD), Omyrna Itechkev (GD), Daniel Vianu (MD), Tansila Florea (ND), Igor Rotarin (TD)|
|Legislature||The Head Council|
|August 29, 1562|
|January 9, 1697|
|May 13, 1737|
|529,344 km2 (204,381 sq mi)|
• 2020 estimate
• 2017 census
|23.40/km2 (60.6/sq mi)|
|GDP (nominal)||2019 estimate|
• Per capita
|Time zone||UTC+7 (UTC HST)|
The Federation of Halsuntria is a island nation located in the Kaldaz Ocean in Southwest Anteria. The nation has a cold climate with most of the country being in temperate and subarctic biomes and parts in the south being in the tundra biome. It is divided into 13 Departments and then further divided into 103 Boroughs and then various forms of smaller government after that. It's largest cities are Varadlhem and Saluntberg each with over 1 million inhabitants.
The natives to Halsuntria were the Halsunt people that still makeup a majority of the population. They were divided into 5 tribes; the Kent, Kesgonter, Fuvern, Ouvreh & Hen (it is important to note that Hen and Ouvreh are often considered one tribe due to their large similarities) but later formed into two sides; the Ubent (South; Kent & Keskonther) & Gorxes (North; Hen, Ouvreh & Fuvern.) Wars between the Ubent & Gorxes would rage on from 500-1500 AD and Halsuntria developed during those times slowly with the inventions of the gun and many other things. In 1676, [insert colonizer here] came over to Halsuntria and became the first country to ever reach it besides Halsuntria. They colonized it but it was only under rule from 1676 to 1697 when they got kicked out in the War for Halsuntria. It wasn't until 1737 when formal government was established in Halsuntria and they started to develop at a much higher rate than before. Not much would happen to Halsuntria except for the steady industrialization for most of its history considering that they were isolationist until the 1920's. Halsuntria's economy is made up primarily from tourism & mining and has one of the most developed navies in the world. It is led by the Head Council consisting of one member from each of the 13 Departments.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 Geography, Climate & Geography
- 3 History
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Culture
- 6 Government
- 7 Military
- 8 Economy
- 9 Infrastructure
- 10 External Link(s)
Halsuntria's name is pretty straight-forward, it comes from adding the Halsunt suffix -ia meaning land, to Halsunt, the natives of Halsuntria. The Halsunt natives named themselves after the land that they were on, the Hasuntland. However, the broader Halsunts get divided into 5 tribes with distinct names. The most popular theory for the meaning of Hasuntland comes from -land (another prefix for land) and Hasunt which is perfect in Tenur (Ancient Halsunt).
Geography, Climate & Geography
Halsuntria is split into three sections climate wise, the Temperate North, Taiga South, & The Tundra Deep South with each climate being its namesake. It is an island nation and therefore, doesn't border any nation. Its land includes the main, Hasuntland as well at the Kitrad Archipelago, Otran & Keenis Islands, and the Mykretan Archipelago farther southeast.
Its lowest point is Aosteck Deep in Urfet Lake while its highest is Mount Fedder at 13,109 feet. Very few people have climbed the peak due to how cold it is and how steep the initial climb is.
The country is pretty rainy and gets a fair amount of rain to make the land suitable for farming despite its cold temperatures with most of Halsuntria being in Cf-&Df- on the Koppen Climate Classification.
Wildlife and Agriculture
The agriculture in Halsuntria has been limited due to its remoteness and its cold climate. The most notable plants here are evergreen trees as they are found everywhere and have been given many uses by the Halsunts. Mushrooms, lichen and other small plants are also plentiful and contribute to giving almost all of Halsuntria a distinctly green look. The more north you go in Halsuntria, the plants will get much more diverse including lots of flowers, nuts & food, and Burlok Trees, the some of the tallest trees in Anteria.
Animals in Halsuntria are much more numerous with large mammals such as Elk, Moose & Caribou being found everywhere in the country. Foxes and all types of insects can be found throughout the country as well. Although rare, the Kent Tiger is found in southern areas and most notably in the Sir Amient Halsudnt Department where it is under protection by the Halsuntrian Conservation Office (HCO). The HCO does a good job at protecting species from going extinct and endangered with only 4 species going extinct since its founding in 1847. In the water, the Limofish is the national animal of Halsuntria and are huge fish that can grow up to 6 feet long. That along with a huge range of fish and sharks can be found in Halsuntria's ocean and contribute to a huge fishing culture.
The Boninham Lakes, part of Boninham Lakes National Park in the South Department, is an expanse of wetland sprinkled with lakes home to many animals. It is a perfect example of Thermokarst, the melting of permafrost to form lakes. It is in the South Department and is home to animals including the Boninham Crab, a species found nowhere else in the world.
Temmerin Swamp is a large swamp located in the Kent Department. It is in accessible to cross by road and leaves Kent Isle isolated and only road access through ferry. It too, is home to a large amount of wildlife including the Halsunt Heron and the Kent Turtle.
The Mykretan Archipelago is located far off the Halsuntria's east coast and has no permanent population. It is a research station and one-time nuclear testing station. It is most noted for its extreme land features however it is also home to walruses and penguins. It isn't open to the public because of its remoteness and is owned by the Halsuntrian government.
Xylbdun (pronounced chilb-dun) Mountains is the main mountain range of Halsuntria located entirely in the Xylbdun Department. It attracts thousands of visitors every year to its ski slopes, hiking trails and scenery. It is the only place in Halsuntria that was never inhabited for most of history.
Viogen Volcano in the only active volcano in Halsuntria and is located on Viogen Island in the Kitrad Archipelago. It last erupted in 1915 and caused widespread damage throughout Halsuntria. The island's population of around 2000 operate the tourism industry there with hotels, scenic trains, restaurants and tours.
The most notable land feature though, is Urfet Lake. Urfet Lake is in Kent Department in Southwest Halsuntria and is home to many fish found nowhere else in the world. The reasoning of this is believed to be that it got cut off from the ocean 800,000 years ago and its fish have evolved to be unique without influence from any other body of water. It is also the largest lake in Halsuntria.
Halsuntria has been inhabited for nearly 6000 years and thus has 6000 years of history. Not much was recorded until ~2000 BC when Halsuntria had evolved from a basic agricultural society to a philosophic and thinking society.
The Bush Wars
In the years leading up to the Organization of Halsuntria, Halsunts wanted more rule and organization to take place and to start to make technological advancements to boost themselves on the world stage. So then, a leader from each of the Five Tribes met up in Nevfit to discuss how it should happen, they were there for 14 days and by the end, a governmental plan had came out and they were ready to start.
On April 30, 1737, Rolet Treman (Kent), Holstek Ferlistov (Keskonther), Venby Dair (Hen), Norm Uodlen (Fuvern) & Aston Drummels (Ouvreh) met at the Serenis Building in Nevfit to discuss what should happen next. Nevfit was chosen to to its centrality in Halsuntria, it was sizable, but not big. They were considered the smartest and strongest of the tribes and if they couldn't do it, no one could. One of the first things they did was determine what type of government to have, an oligarchy. They chose this because it allowed for someone from everywhere in Halsuntria to have a meaningful say in what happens. They got cartographers to come to Nevfit to divide the country into 23 districts. The next was the location of the capital, it was going to be Saluntberg. It was the largest city in Halsuntria and was an obvious choice for the location. The last was how to contact the outside world. A big reason Halsuntria was going to make its government was so that it could contact and connect to the outside world. They decided to head over to neighboring countries with raw materials to exchange making trade partners in Thuadia and Caleren. Considering this was their first attempt at international relations, it was considered a success by the people and government.
During the 18th Century, Halsuntria started to get more organized under a single body instead of being sparse. They formed an Oligarchy as perviously mentioned. As Halsuntria started to develop governmentally, the Halsuntrian Constitution was created as well as the country's first military branch, the Halsuntrian Navy. It consisted of 4 ships, 10 guns and 8 swords, but it would later evolve into one of the largest navies in Anteria. No major international conflicts occurred during this time and Halsuntria remained isolationist. The Nenetian War however, occured from 1756-1758 and gave the Nenetian Republic full autonomy as its own country. They would later become part of Halsuntria again in 1794 in the Second Nenetian War.
A lot of technological advances came in this century including time keeping and map making became very important in the first half of the century. Due to them being so isolated time keeping and map making were unknown territories pervious to this era. In 1711, the Cartography Guild was formed to explore and map all of Halsuntria and is still in use to this day operating online maps. They discovered the Extreme Points of Halsuntria (the Eastern, Western, Northern, & Southernmost Points in Halsuntria) and climbed up Mount Fedder to map the uninhabited Xylbdun Mountains. The first accurate maps were made during this period as well as an established time zones. Other inventions such as the steam engine and bicycles were invented during this period but the highlight of the latter half of the century was the Notsenevigen Alopen. The Notsenevigen Alopen (Expanding Arts Period) lasted from 1760-1780 and was a period of great advances in music, art and literature throughout Halsuntria as well as the Nenetian Republic. It produced classical music as well as plays and art movements such as Romanticism and Neoclassicism.
The 19th Century was full of outside influence and technology coming in and turning Halsuntria into a industrialized powerhouse like the rest of the world. One of the most important of these technologies was the train. There was no efficient way to get around the island previous to this time and as soon an trains came, rails were built across the country and remain as the main way of interstate transportation in the country. Outside communication from the country was non-existent other than word of mouth for most of the 19th century until a major project called Project Kommunikate that linked telegram poles to cities in Nina Islands and Sharkdonia in Caleren, and Falooplesburg and Basilund in Thuadia. One of the most devestating events during the 19th Century was the Endext Earthquake of 1832 that ravaged most of Halsuntria and left it in shambles for the next decade. It was an estimated 8.8 on the Richter Scale and many small villages were abandoned after the event because of the hassle to rebuild them. In 1866, Halsuntria made the Friekel its new currency becoming one of the last countries to have a currency. Foreign Relation during this period were greatly expanded making allies with many countries in Thuadia, Caleren and Thrismari. Also during the 19th Century was the Trebilam Crisis in which large amounts on Ganijians immigrated to Halsuntria and ended up making 4% of the population, or around 240 thousand at the time.
The 1900's was started off with the conversion to Departments from Districts in 1909. There were 23 Districts previous to 1909 and it got lessened to 13. This was caused by the fact that the Head Council was too large and was often halted from getting any progress done by constant political discourse and hence lessened the members by 10. Halsuntria established one of the first nationwide system of telephones in 1915. This combined with the ever-expanding railway system made Halsuntria very well connected to seemingly every end of the country and one of the best connected in Anteria.
A lot of the time in the 1900's was used to build up on of the most technologically advanced navies in the world. This was due to the fact that a combination of good geography and power-hungry leaders wanted to expand militaristic influence in the region. This led to the Halso-Qui Latine War in which Halsuntria invaded a decrepit Qui Latine and in 2 years had taken over the country and had became a Dominion of Halsuntria. Two years later Halsuntria was kicked out through international pressure.
In 1934 there was a major discovery in the Fedder Department of large deposits of copper, coal and rare-earth metals. Of the rare-earth minerals include Thulium (largest producer), Gadolinium, Neodymium, Ytterbium, Scandium, and Promethium (largest producer) and continue make up a large portion of their GDP. This boom in economy created an overall growth in all industries as Halsuntria had been in a period called as the Roarin 30's. It slowly died down in the 40's before another boom in the 60's occurred in which large leaps in technology in Halsuntria were achieved including the founding of Rater and Digiworld which are two large technology companies today. As well in the 1960's was the large opening of immigration, previous to the 1960's the country was nearly 96% Halsunt and by 2000 had been decreased to 83% with notable minorities filling in the 14% gap including Arabians and Hispanics. In the 1970's major reforms happened to the country under Head Councilman Gary Hyxler that made an effort to try and make technological advancements with the rest of the world as well as keeping close ties to traditional ways of Halsuntrians. This included using bringing back steam trains as passenger transport, and building traditional house complexes.
An important improvement in the government was the addition of the Uoget System where recommendations from the citizens would be gathered from the citizens to be enacted in the government. This was caused by the 2002 Political Freedoms Protest in which there were protests about the decreasing amount of political freedom in Halsuntria. The Uoget System gave a large amount of power to the people by having a direct effect on government apart from voting. An important discovery for the study of mining and science was made in 2011 when natural reserves of Meitnerium (a previously synthetic element) were found in the South Parish. It was transferred to the Keenantown National Labs (a world-famous laboratory known for the studies of the Periodic Table) where it was studied. It was noted for having a very high half-life unlike lab-made Meitnerium and is expected to pioneer future studies of synthetic elements. In 2014, a major breakthroughs in the LGBT community occurred when the Gay Rights Act was signed giving recognition and legality to the LGBT community. Although the LGBT community is still met with aggression by some as Halsuntria is heavily Christian and is against their beliefs, however acceptance is getting better.
The population of Halsuntria was 12,370,942 at the 2017 census for reference.
From the 2017 census, about 83% of the population is Halsunt with Black next at 11%, 5% Arabian and others make up the remaining 1%. The least diverse Department was the South Department with 91% being Halsunt and the most diverse was the North Department with the majority being Halsunt at 54%, then Black at 39%. Of the black group, most were from the Ganji Islands and immigrated during the Trebilam Crisis to nearby Halsuntria and are largely in the North Department.
The main language spoken in Halsuntria is Halsunt. It is spoken by about 97% of the population and is in the debated as to if it's a language isolate or from the Yeniseian Language Family. This is followed with English that is taught in most schools and is spoken by 62% of the population. Regional languages spoken here include Kentish, Hen, Kesgonteran, Fuvernan & Mykretonan. In the 2017 census, it said that 22% of the population is trilingual with most of them being Halsunts that speak their regional language, English & Halsunt. There are little languages spoken in Halsuntria that aren't native to Halsuntria despite nearly 15% of Halsuntria being immigrants. This was caused by the 1966 act to loosen immigration laws to make Halsuntria a more diverse place because nearly 96% were Halsunt. The Mykretonan language came from the natives of the Mykretan Archipelago that were forced out in the 1940's to make way for nuclear testing sites, all other regional languages were from the main Hasuntland.
The largest city in Halsuntria is Varadlhem with its large population growth coming in the Modern Era followed by Saluntberg, the capital and largest city for hundreds of years. Varadlhem and Saluntberg are the largest cities with 2.3 & 1.01 million in their Metropolitan areas respectively. After that are the cities of Marst (864,000 metro), Gent (700,000 in metro) & Endext (680,000 in metro.)
Halsuntria is ran by an Oligarchy called the Head Council which is made of 13 members, one from the 13 Departments and is the Directorial Branch. The Borough Administration (Senate) is made up of 309 Members with three members from each of the 103 Boroughs and is the Legislative Branch. The Executive Court is the largest court system made of 9 members appointed by the Head Council and is the Legality Branch. There are seven major political parties (aka just ones with members in the Borough Administration or higher), the NCRP (National Center-Right Party), the LPH (Libertarian Party of Halsuntria), the HOP (Halsuntrian Orthodox Party), the HCC (Halsuntrian Communist Council), the LP (Liberal Party), the TPH (Traditionist Party of Halsuntria), Capitalism Economic Party (CEP) and the PPFH (People's Party for Halsuntria).
The Head Council
The Head Council is the highest & most important branch of government in Halsuntria. It consists of 13 members, 1 from each Department and meet in the Uestalgur Palace in Central Saluntberg that is also home to the Head Councilman. The other Councilmen live in close proximity to Uestalgur with there being monorails connecting them. The Palace is named after the street it is on, Uestalgur Terrace.
The Head Councilman is the Councilman that gets the most votes during the second election and has two votes in Councililary Decision. They also represent Halsuntria overseas and (like previously mentioned) they live in Uestalgur Palace. But apart from that, there aren't a lot of differences between the Head Councilman and the Councilmen. Each Councilman gets assigned a position as head of an office such as Head of Foreign Relations, Head of Electronic Control & Head of Scientific Industry and is in control and makes decisions of that industry. They meet up 3 days a week (typically Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday) and spend the rest of the time controlling their respected sector. A Counciliary Decision is usually something that appears in the Borough Administration and is brought to the Head Council's attention as whether to pass it or not. It typically happens once a week and occurs when either something has been passed by the Borough Administration and needs final approval from the Head Council with 8 (out of 14) votes or if something in the Borough Administration doesn't get the 3/5 majority to pass but has over 50% of the votes so the Head Council votes on it to see if it should get passed; again, with 8 votes.
The List of Current Councilmen with the position they hold:
- Čeggenek Ꝓanḓer (Head Councilman); Head of [REDACTED] (I haven't decided this one)
- Harri Fỵrekt; Head of Transportation
- Čo Forel; Head of Public Information
- Igor Gantȓosenko; Head of Scientific Industry
- Ḓerri Ihkals; Head of Military
- Ꝓatma Naƌestant; Head of Health and Services
- Olstan Nemorits; Head of Domestic Security
- Byron Ꝓone; Head of International Representation
- Martin Reeƌman; Head of Lower Administration
- Ỵamiet Ȓeman; Head of Education
- Norman Smint; Head of Tourism & Retail Services
- Aḓanie Varotivo; Head of Weather, Space, & Chemical Studies
- Ḓaron Vormensen; Head of Wildlife & Agriculture
For more detail on the positions: Heads of Office in Halsuntria
The Executive Court is the highest court in all of Halsuntria & only deals with the highest and most controversial cases & is often the endpoint for all cases in Halsuntria. It meets in the Judiciary Court of Halsuntria located in Downtown Saluntberg. It contains 9 Justices with 1 Chief Justice that is also appointed by the Head Council. The Justices serve a lifetime tenure unless impeached or resigned. It was established in 1751.
The current Chief Justice is Keros Heromaga who joined the court in 1973 & was appointed as Chief Justice in 1998. He is also the second longest serving justice only behind Demer Skrontets who served for 52 years from 1802 to 1854. The most recently appointed justice is Kentry Noonta who was appointed in November of 2018
Here is the List of Current Justices:
- Keros Heromaga (Chief Justice); Joined March 5, 1973 (48 years, 196 days)
- Freg Avon Joined July 29, 1982 (39 years, 50 days)
- Lavitanina (Nina) Volfinter Joined May 17, 1988 (33 years, 123 days)
- Ealmin Malatan Joined January 11, 1997 (24 years, 249 days)
- Isabelle Yarbrook Joined September 15, 1998 (23 years, 2 days)
- Pavel Nizhetsk Joined June 2, 2004 (17 years, 107 days)
- Keelith Djanto Joined April 26, 2008 (13 years, 144 days)
- Julia Ubintre Joined July 8, 2013 (8 years, 70 days)
- Kentry Noonta Joined November 23, 2018 (2 years, 298 days)
The Borough Administration
The Borough Administration is made up of 309 members, three from each of Halsuntria's 103 boroughs. It is an unicameral legislature with only one house, The Borough Administration. Its primary job is to pass laws and it also "filters" what gets sent to the Head Council and the Executive Court including cases or more important matters that would be better attended to by them instead of the Borough Administration. Despite it not being called a Senate, the representatives from the Boroughs are called Senators. Due to the fact that the Head Council is made of multiple people, the Legislature in Halsuntria doesn't have as much power as a typical legislature found somewhere else.
The requirements to be a Senator is that you must be 30 years old, live in the borough you represent, have lived in Halsuntria for at least 10 years, and have at least 8 years of experience at a lower level government position such as being a member of a borough council. They serve 5 year terms, same as the Head Council.
The Uoget System was created in 2004 when there were protests in Halsuntria about how political freedoms have been shrinking since the 1940's. The word means "from-people" and is a way for citizens to directly effect the government. They are suggestions from the people for the government to do.
It starts off with a citizen submitting an Uoget Paper to the local Borough Headquarters where three times a year, they get filtered through the local government to decide which ones are realistic and are worth considering for the Borough Administration. After that, they get sent to the Borough Administration. At that point, there are typically 1000 submissions but a lot of them are repeated so there are only about 500 new ones. They then get narrowed down to 20 selections that get sent to the Head Council. The original writers then come to explain their ideas to the Head Council in an effort to reinforce their ideas. The Head Council then chooses one of them to enact. Examples include renovations to highways & banning plastic straws. Head Councilman Xeggenek Pander said about the Uoget System "It is a great program, it allows for citizens to get very involved in the government and what comes of it is something that the citizens will want and that is what makes it so great."
Halsuntria does a direct election where citizens choose directly who they want unlike a representative election. Whoever gets the most votes in a Department is in the Head Council. The next part of the election involves the Electoral Investigation where a group of typically 6 of the most trustworthy and informed people review the candidates to see if they are fit to take office. This was added after a representative from the Reimstadt District, Planer Smystler, was reelected but was later found to have killed half of his opponents family & previous to that had a couple of pretty bad Councilmen that obviously weren't qualified for the position. Only 7 to-be candidates have ever failed this test. Next, to determine who will become the Head Councilman, the same people who conducted the Electoral Investigation will choose who is best fitted with leading the Head Council. This whole process takes place over a week, typically the first week of February. This process happens every five years during the -6 and -1 of every decade which means every Represenative/Councilman serves a 5-year term.
For the Borough Administration, just a direct election will take place without an Electoral Inspection and is generally much more straightforward then the Head Council one.
The Halsuntrian Economy has been limited mainly due to the fact of Halsuntria's small population. However, it has one of the highest GDP per capita in Anteria making it world class. It economy relies a lot on the mining industry as well as tourism, logging & IT. The mining industry is primarily done through Fedder Mining Co. due to most of the mining taking place in the Fedder Department. It is led by the supreme abundance of Rare-Earth Minerals found here including Promethium, Thulium, & Gadolinium. It is also supported by bismuth, iron & copper mining. The tourism is recently flourishing due to massive media campaigns across Anteria. Halsuntria has numerous amounts of tourist destinations and it has been limited due to its remoteness. It brings in billions of Friekels every year and it is run by the government-owned Halsuntrian Tourism and gets tons of funding. The logging business is a direct result of business owners of the 1800's using Halsuntria's resources to their advantage and chopping down large amounts of Halsuntria's forests. This could've been seen as a good thing and a bad thing. It cleared Halsuntrian land for roads and towns while making a slight profit in the process but they also eradicated wildlife from the region. The IT industry was grown exponentially during the 1960's in Varadlhem and continues to be a technological hub to this day. The company Rater produces phones, mobile apps and gaming consoles while DigiWorld makes software for electronics as well as printers and provides internet. There are many smaller companies in the business but those two bring in the most money and are very well know throughout Anteria.
Halsuntria currently uses almost entirely renewable energy. A bill in 2005 allowed for large projects of biomass stations, solar panels and wind turbines. Previous to that point, it had been using the last of its coal resources and was looking for a local solution before looking elsewhere for oil and coal. The Uangatila Wind Farm is one of the largest wind turbine farms in the Anteria and is located offshore in the South Department and can produce 18,000 MW of power. There is also a large amount of wind turbine in the hills of the Fedder Department. Solar panels have been one of the smaller producers of electricity with Halsuntria not being a very sunny place and it wouldn't be as effective as other means. The largest of sector of energy is Biomass. Citizens and the Government realized how much potential the energy source had and started to make large strides to make the primary source of energy. Landfills were cleared and turned into energy and as Head Councilman Ergulat Trasgen said "It was the best decisions we've made. It was a win win situation, clearing landfills full of garbage into renewable energy." The Skrest Biomass Facility, the largest in Halsuntria, produces nearly 600 MW of energy and powers all of Varadlhem directly from trash and wood.
Domestic flights in Halsuntria are commercially available but aren't very popular compared to other means of transportation. Most international flights come in through either Saluntberg-Paelel International Airport (SLB) or Belmirets Arskut International Airport (TLX). Every department has at least one airport and are fairly spread out between them.
The main airline connecting the airports is Unity Airways and Islander Konnekt flies to more remote areas in Halsuntria. Halsuntrian Airuays is the largest airline in Halsuntria by far but does primarily international flights instead of domestic ones like Unity.
The newest airport to be built was the Nevfit-Keltyl Metropolitan Airport in 2013 with the oldest one being the Tyelman Island Airport which opened in 1914 and ran flights from it to the mainland.
Main article for railways due to the large importance in Halsuntria:
Halsuntria is pretty well connected by road and almost all settlements can be accessed by it, albeit, a lot of the roads have yet to be paved. Most of the interstate highways were built in the 1950's as a way to connect all of Halsuntria as well as to connect places that were not accessible by train, the most popular mean of interstate transportation. It should also be noted that almost all highways are also toll roads and therefore are also called turnpikes. This contributes to the fact of why trains are more popular but highways are expected to surpass them in the next 20 years.
The most notable highway in Halsuntria is I79 which goes from Yjlous all the way to Paelel traversing the entire country from the Southeast to Northwest. The next ones being the Metropolitan Highway (I11) which goes from Saluntberg to Varadlhem & the Eastern Turnpike (I32) which goes from Nanisudnit down to Halsudnt. The speed limit on all highways is 80 mph with the minimum being 35 mph. Halsuntria has a total of about 8,800 miles of Highways in total including a 20 mile long bridge-tunnel system connecting the Kent Isle to the mainland and a 12 mile bridge connecting Sarekenen Island to the mainland.