Lemovician Entity

Lemovician Entity

Lemovician: Ентітатє Менділура
Miersan: Łemowiczi podmiot
Motto: Іноїз ере ез назіоен бізіцарен одола!
Lemovician: Never again the lifeblood of any nation!
Anthem: Otoitza
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Land controlled by the Miersan Entity (red) in Lemovicia (red and white)
Land controlled by the Miersan Entity (red) in Lemovicia (red and white)
CapitalZubiharra
Largest cityTopagunea
Official languagesLemovician
Recognised regional languagesMiersan
Ethnic groups
(2017)
Lemovician (88%)
Miersan (9%)
Others (3%)
Religion
(2017)
Sotirianity (96%)
Others (4%)
Demonym(s)Lemovician
GovernmentAutonomous constituent entity
• Chief Executive
Tellu Lamerain
Autonomous entity
• Alikianos Accords and autonomy
22 June, 1992
Area
• Total
23,008.832 km2 (8,883.760 sq mi)
Population
• 2017 census
859,813
• Density
37.3688243/km2 (96.8/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)estimate
• Total
TBD
• Per capita
TBD
GDP (nominal)estimate
• Total
TBD
• Per capita
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Gini (2015)25.4
low
HDI (2018)0.808
very high
CurrencyLemovician denar (LVN)
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code992
ISO 3166 codeLMV
Internet TLD.lv

The Lemovician Entity (Lemovician: Ентітатє Менділура, Entitate Mendilurra, Miersan: Łemowiczi podmiot) is a constituent entity situated in southern Lemovicia, bordered to the north by the Miersan Entity, to the southeast by Slirnia, to the southwest by Minilov, and to the northwest by West Miersa.

Established after the Alikianos Accords in 1992, the Lemovician Entity was created to assuage concerns by ethnic Lemovicians about the Miersan Entity being preserved. Thus, it was granted the same powers as the Miersan Entity, and was codified into law with the passage of the 1992 constitution.

Etymology

The name of the Lemovician Entity derives from the fact that at the time that the Alikianos Accords were signed ending the Lemovician Civil War in 1992, it was under the control of the Lemovician government led by Saroi Garnica, and was majority-Lemovician, as opposed to the Miersan Entity, which was majority-Miersan.

History

Origins

Chief Executive Seniko Urdiaga, 2006

The Lemovician Entity had its origins in the negotiations leading to the Alikianos Accords which ended the Lemovician Civil War: during the negotiations between the Lemovician government led by Saroi Garnica, the opposition forces led by Otxote Sasiambarrena, and the Miersan separatists led by Izydor Domzalski, the Miersan separatists demanded that the Miersans preserve their autonomy to ensure that the culture of the Miersans would be protected from another regime like Garnica's.

Saroi Garnica opposed the proposal by the Miersans, arguing that it would lead to the disintegration of the country, while also making it unfair for Lemovicians as having Miersan autonomy, in conjunction with the demographic majority of the Miersan community would put the ethnic Lemovician minority at danger of being as repressed by a Miersan-majority government.

In response, Otxote Sasiambarrena proposed the establishment of the Lemovician Entity, which would have the same powers as the Miersan Entity, so to ensure that ethnic Lemovicians would be able to exercise the same cultural protections as the Miersan Entity. This suggestion was accepted by all sides, leading to the consequence that when the Alikianos Accords was signed on 22 June, 1992, the Lemovician Entity was established.

Over the next several months, as a new Lemovician constitution was being drafted up, the institutions of the Lemovician Entity were established, under the caretaker leadership of Seniko Urdiaga of the Liberal Democrats, such as the establishment of a capital in Zubiharra, as setting a capital in Topagunea would unduly make the Lemovician capital more important for the Lemovician Entity, at the expense of development.

In November 1992, the Lemovician Entity was formally established, with Seniko Urdiaga becoming its first Chief Executive. Under Urdiaga's tenure from 1992 to 2008, he helped oversee the recovery of the Lemovician Entity from the Lemovician Civil War, particularly in the cities of Zubiharra and Topagunea. The education system of the old regime was largely kept, although the curriculum was modernized, while infrastructure improvements were made to help improve connectivity between the Lemovician Entity and its neighbours, particularly Minilov and Slirnia. This led to his re-election in 1996, 2000, and 2004, as his policies were popular among the inhabitants of the Lemovician Entity. However, with the 2005 recession greatly affecting the Lemovician Entity, it led to widespread dissatisfaction with both the federal government, and the entity government, especially as Urdiaga's administration sought to give tax breaks to corporations to try and attract them to the Lemovician Entity.

Contemporary

In 2008, as a result of the 2005 recession's lingering effects on Lemovicia, Seniko Urdiaga was voted out as Chief Executive, and was succeeded by Socialist Azkar Inchaurdieta. Under Inchaurdieta's tenure as Chief Executive, he sought to set up a welfare state, much like the federal Socialist government which was in power. However, Inchaurdieta's tax and spend policies proved unpopular among the population of the Lemovician Entity, leading to him being voted out in 2012.

Urdiaga was succeeded as Chief Executive by Liberal Democratic candidate Legazpi Bustince. Bustince ended many of the policies implemented under Azkar Inchaurdieta's tenure as Chief Executive, as he believed that as the Lemovician Entity was poorer than the rest of Lemovicia, which in and of itself was poor by continental standards, it would be more worthwhile to focus on infrastructure improvements than developing a welfare state which according to Bustince would "keep the Lemovicians poorer than their compatriots [in the rest of Euclea]." He also sought to institute tax breaks for corporations to establish themselves in the Lemovician Entity.

His policies were popular among the inhabitants of the Lemovician Entity, which led to his re-election in 2016: however, in 2018, Bustince was forced to resign after it was revealed he had ties to the Oyonarte ahaida, and was subsequently arrested: thus, Bustince was succeeded by Tellu Lamerain as Acting Chief Executive: however, this swift reaction meant that in the special gubernatorial election to serve out the rest of Bustince's term, Lamerain was soundly elected to serve as Chief Executive of the Lemovician Entity.

Under Tellu's tenure as Chief Executive, while he continued many of the policies practiced by Legazpi Bustince's administration, he has also vowed to crack down on organized crime in the Lemovician Entity, with increased numbers of arrests related to organized crime from late 2018 onward.

Geography

The Lemovician Entity is situated in southern Lemovicia, which means that it contains most of the Lemovician highlands, although there are significant parts of the lowlands under the jurisdiction of the Lemovician Entity. The highest point of the Lemovician Entity, and by extension, the highest point in all of Lemovicia is the 2,655 metre high Mount Alamur, situated on the border with Slirnia.

In the highlands, although it is closer to the equator, the higher elevations gives it a hot dry-summer continental climate, with average temperatures ranging form a low of −8.0 °C in January to a high of 30.8 °C in July, and the highest elevations give an alpine climate. The lowest recorded temperature in Lemovicia is found in the highlands, with a temperature of -43.9 °C recorded at a weather station near the summit of Mount Alamur on 2 February, 1962.

Government

Building of the Lemovician Assembly in Zubiharra, 2014

As per the Alikianos Accords and the 1992 Lemovician constitution, the Lemovician Entity is an autonomous constituent entity.

The Lemovician Entity is headed by a chief executive (Lemovician: бурузаґі наґусія, buruzagi nagusia, Miersan: dyrektor generalny), elected every four years by all Lemovician citizens residing in the Lemovician Entity. The current holder of the office is Tellu Lamerain of the Liberal Democrats, who was first elected in 2018 following the resignation of his predecessor, Legazpi Bustince, after it was revealed he had ties to organized crime.

The legislature of the Lemovician Entity is the Lemovician Assembly (Lemovician: Менділурарен бацара, Mendilurraren batzarra, Miersan: Zgromadzenie Łemowicze), which is comprised of thirty-one members, elected every four years via a party-list proportional representation system, with the next elections scheduled to take place in November 2020. It is currently governed by a Liberal Democratic-Aurrera coalition.

As per the Alikianos Accords, the Lemovician Entity is divided into four provinces (South Bidegurutzean, Egunsentian, Ibaiak, and Ilunabarra), with South Bidegurutzean Province in particular being formerly the southern areas of the Bidegurutzean Province before being divided in the accords into Zbieg Province and South Bidegurutzean Province.

On the national level, the Lemovician Entity is represented by 55 seats in the Lemovician National Assembly, or exactly half of the total seats, as per the Alikianos Accords and the 1992 constitution.

Demographics

As of the 2017 census, the Lemovician Entity is home to 859,813 people, or just over a third of the population of Lemovicia.

Ethnically, the largest ethnic group inhabiting the Lemovician Entity are Lemovicians, numbering 755,545 people, or about 87.8% of the population. The next largest group are the Miersans, number 79,242 people, or around 9.2% of the population, are ethnic Miersans, of whom most of them live in Topagunea. Lastly, 25,026 people, or around three percent of the population, come from other ethnic groups.

Linguistically, the dominant language, and sole official language in the Lemovician Entity, is the Lemovician language, which is spoken by 547,349 people, or 63.4% of the population, while the next most-spoken first language is the Miersan language, which although is recognized in the Lemovician Entity, is unofficial, and is spoken by 351,611 people, or 40.8% of the population. Other prominent languages include Savader.

Religiously, 828,280 people, or 96.3% of the Lemovician Entity's population, are Episemialists, while only 11,512 people, or 1.3% of the population, are Catholic. Only 20,021 people, or 2.3% of the population, follow other beliefs, or are irreligious.

Culture

Due to the demography of the Lemovician Entity, their culture is heavily based off that of the Lemovician majority.

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