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Kirenian Council Republic
Kiiremaa Volikogu Vabariik
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Kirenia (/kirenia/; Kirenian: Kiiremaa, pronounced /kiiremaa/), officially the Kirenian Council Republic (Kirenian: Kiiremaa Volikogu Vabariik) is a unitary socialist council republic located in Northern Euclea. It shares borders with Werania, Estmere and Kesselbourg to the east, while also bordering Gaullica, Aimilia and East Miersa to the south.
Kirenia is recognised as the homeland of socialism in the world, participating in the Mutual Assistance Organisation and the Association for International Socialism. Additionally, it is a member of the International Council for Democracy and the Community of Nations, with a permanent seat on the Security Committee. Kirenia is a great power and — in accordance with the Treaty of Shanbally — is one of the seven nuclear-capable nations mandated by the Community of Nations.
Kirenia is the Estmericised form of the native Kiiremaa, meaning "land of the [River] Kiire". The name of the Kiire derives from the Proto-Weranic *gīraz, and was popularly used by the states of the Rudolphine Confederation during the Early Middle Ages before entering mainstream usage in Kirenian.
Prior to the April Revolution, the form Cirenia was common amongst the states of Eastern Euclea, but the installation of the revolutionary government saw a policy of Kirenisation and Kirenia was chosen as the official Estmerish name in 1920.
Middle ages (900–1400)
- Maritime Guild forms in coastal cities and nearby inland settlements
- Comes into conflict with the First, Second and Third North Sea Empires
- Probably dissolves quite early (1400s–1500s) compared to the Sadamic League (1842) due to the increasing power of the monarchy
Revolutionary period (1910–1950)
- Great Collapse (1913) causes large-scale economic downturn
- Juhan VII abdicates
- April Revolution occurs
- Councilists enlist the support of other smaller factions, ultimately culminating in their success
- Entry into the Great War on the side of the Alliance (1931)
- Kirenian support of East Miersa as per the Godfredson Plan
- Kirenian-Weranian War (1949–1950) results in Kirenian victory; subsequent Katkos-1 test sees development of nuclear weapons
Contemporary period (1950–present)
• Kirenia support of East Miersa during the Miersan War