Socialist People's Republic of Hevatia
Socialistische Volksrepubliek Hevatië
Motto: "Arbeiders verenigd als één!"
"Workers united as one!"
and largest city
|Ethnic groups |
|Government||Federal one-party socialist republic|
• Party Chairman
• Prime Minister
• Chairman of the People's Chamber
|Independence from Borland|
|18 May 1884|
|13 October 1884|
• Treaty of Ovieva
|27 July 1885|
• Current Constitution
|10 September 1938|
• 2019 estimate
• 2018 census
|GDP (nominal)||2019 estimate|
• Per capita
|Gini (2019)|| 45.3|
|HDI (2019)|| 0.770|
|Currency||Hevatian dalder (HVD)|
Hevatia (/hɛvˈeɪ.ʃə/; Borish: Hevatië, [ɦɛvɑtijə]), officially the Socialist People's Republic of Hevatia (Borish: Socialistische Volksrepubliek Hevatië), is a country in North Artalia. It is bordered to the north by Tacalia and Voupilia, to the east and southeast by the Cercian Ocean, to the south by Larancia, and to the west by Aranquia. Hevatia is the most populous country in North Artalia and the second-most in the Artalias with a population of 192 million people.
The area now controlled by Hevatia was inhabited by various indigenous groups for thousands of years. Patyrian explorers discovered the land in 1505, and it was contested by various powers until its eventual annexation by Borland in 1602. The land was settled by Patyrian colonists and their Tusolan slaves, who developed an agricultural economy based on sugar cane and tobacco harvesting.
Slavery was abolished in Hevatia in 1860. Nonetheless, pervasive economic and racial inequality persisted and led to the Hevatian Revolution of 1884, in which Hevatians unilaterally declared independence. The revolutionaries won the war of independence in 1885 and the United Republic was formally established. Hevatia experienced rapid economic growth into the 1910s, but abject poverty and inequality intensified and the country was shook by international financial crises. Dictator Bert-Jan Claes was toppled in 1938 by a popular revolution that propelled revolutionary socialists to power and saw the reestablishment of the country as a socialist republic. Hevatia remained neutral during the Silent War, opting to tighten relations with the Aitic Union and Bhasar and support international left-wing movements.
Hevatia is one of few extant socialist states and the only one in the Western hemisphere. The vanguard Workers' Party of Hevatia has ruled the country as a one-party dictatorship since 1938. Magnus Broekhaar has served as the country's president since 2003. Hevatia's planned economy is based on agriculture, tourism, and mining. The country has been praised for its strides in education, healthcare, and racial equality, while widely condemned for the government's human rights abuses, use of arbitrary detention, unilateral possession of nuclear weapons, and despotism.