Littland

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Republic of Littland

Republikken Littland
Flag of Littland
Flag
National Emblem of Littland
National Emblem
Motto: Frihed over alt
Freedom above all
Anthem: Aldrig ræd for mørkets magt
Never fear the darkness
Littland Physical Map.png
Map of Littland
LocationArgis, Eurth
Capital
and largest city
Kaslund
57°29′N 16°49′V
Official languagesLittish
Recognised regional languagesMalskic
Ethnic groups
(2020)
68.3% Litts
28.1% Malskas
3.6% Other
Demonym(s)Littish - Litt
Malskic - Malsk
GovernmentFederal parliamentary republic
• President
Morten Kristoffersen
• Prime Minister
Albert Simonsen
• Speaker of the Folkekammer
Inger Knudsen
LegislatureFolkekammer
Establishment
• Consolidation
c. 1050
1878
1913
• Current Constitution
2022
Area
• Total
198,000 km2 (76,000 sq mi)
Population
• 2022 estimate
Decrease21,254,000
• 2015 census
21,631,000
• Density
109/km2 (282.3/sq mi)
GDP (nominal)estimate
• Total
2.06 trillion Đ
• Per capita
93,258 Đ
GiniNegative increase 39.6
medium
HDISteady 0.768
high
CurrencyDaler (Đ) (DAL)
Time zoneUTC-1 (DIT)
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy CE
Driving sideright
Calling code+08
Internet TLD.li

Littland, officially the Republic of Littland, is an Eurth country located in Argis. Littland has an area of 198,000 km2 (76,000 sq mi) and has a population of a little over 21 million. While Littish is the country's official language, the Malskic language is a recognised regional language, mainly spoken in the south. The major cities in Littland include the capital of Kaslund, Klinstrup, Aalhavn and Frankerup.

Littland is located near the Amber Lake, bordering Walneria in the south, Estimeria in the east and Drakon and Sanarija in the west. Littland also has maritime borders with Baltica, Fina and Obbola. Two river run though Littland, the larger Arup river in the west, on which Kaslund is located and the smaller Hinge river in the east.

The history of Littland spans thousands of years but Littland in its modern form, as unified entity starts around 1050 with the first records of a consolidated Littish Kingdom. Littland was an absolute monarchy until 1878 where King Helge III was forced to accept a constitution. When King Helge died in 1910 the country was under what is known as the Walter Regency, where Regent Walter Nordskov ran as a de facto military junta. Following Nordskovs assassination in 1913, the first prime minister of the Federal Republic of Littland, Torsten Einarsen, helped direct Littland back towards democracy.

After 1913 Littland experienced economic growth and internal stability even through tumultuous times for Eurth. In the 1990's however Littland suffered a major recession and saw greater social tensions through the 1990's and 2000's. The 2010's saw the rise of the Littish Democrats after the first female prime minister of Littland, Viktoria Wolff, resigned and issued elections after which Albert Simonsen became prime minister. In 2022 the constitution was changed after a referendum and Littland abolished its federal system and became a unicameral parliamentary republic, with the Malskic Autonomous Republic established in Malskic majority areas.

Littland is a developed economy and offers social security, universal health care and tuition-free university in what is called a social market economy. Littland is a member of the Assembled Nations.

History

Modern History

Late Kingdom (1878 - 1910)

Modern Littish history begins with the Constitutional Revolt in 1878, where King Helge III was forced to accept the signing of a constitution or face what would amount to a coup, having his powers stripped from him. The Helge Constitution as it become known as was a system which heavily favoured richer and especially aristocratic landowners, by restricting who could vote by imposing a wealth requirement which only the rich could pass.


Walter Regency (1910 - 1913)

This changed as King Helge passed away from tuberculosis in 1910, without an heir of his own. While a regency was common practice for whenever the Littish throne was vacant while an heir was found, the Walter Regency became a de facto military junta as Walter Nordskov, a hardline conservative, sought to crush left-wing politics from Littland. He was met by a fanatical and armed left-wing youth, which escalated after Walter was assassinated in 1913 by an unknown perpetrator. The resulting power struggle narrowly avoided a civil war as a new constitutional assembly was called, and the situation was sorted out by the first Prime Minister of Littland, Torsten Einarsen, a social democrat.


Republic (1913 - Present)

Ever since the economic stagnation in the early 90s the left-wing parties of Littland have been fighting each other more than the opposition, with many new parties splitting from old ones forcing the need of wide parliamentary blocs who aren't as unified as they themselves would like to think. Most noteworthy of these is the Littish Democrats in 2007 who won 25 seats in the Folkekammer in their first election, later forming the bloc The Progress List and grabbing power in the 2016 election.

Geography

Climate

Littland has a temperate climate characterized by its proximity to Amber Lake to its north. The country experiences mild winters, cool summers and a relatively stable weather. Due to Littlands northern location there are large variations in daylight between seasons.

Climate data for Littland
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1.8
(35.2)
2.4
(36.3)
4.8
(40.6)
9.7
(49.5)
13.6
(56.5)
18.4
(65.1)
20.7
(69.3)
21.3
(70.3)
17.6
(63.7)
11.2
(52.2)
6.1
(43.0)
3.4
(38.1)
10.9
(51.7)
Average low °C (°F) −0.8
(30.6)
−1.3
(29.7)
−0.2
(31.6)
3.6
(38.5)
7.4
(45.3)
10.6
(51.1)
13.4
(56.1)
13.5
(56.3)
10.2
(50.4)
6.2
(43.2)
3.2
(37.8)
−0.3
(31.5)
5.5
(41.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 56
(2.2)
52
(2.0)
44
(1.7)
37
(1.5)
43
(1.7)
65
(2.6)
71
(2.8)
68
(2.7)
63
(2.5)
82
(3.2)
76
(3.0)
61
(2.4)
718
(28.3)
Source: Littlands Meteorologiske Institut

Politics

Littland is a parliamentary republic. The countrys legislature is the Folkekammer, which is elected through party-list proportional representation. Littlands political system operates under the 2022 Littish Constitution, which promotes human rights, separation of power, secularism, personal freedom.

Administrative divisions

Littland has 14 counties, 1 capital region and 1 autonomous zone for a total of 16 administrative divisions.

County Capital Area
(km2)
Population (2021)
Aadal Aadal 3.818 XXXXXXXX
Aalhavn Aalhavn 5.146 XXXXXXXX
Fangel Fangel 10.974 XXXXXXXX
Guldberg Lerte 17.029 XXXXXXXX
Halling Halling 12.883 XXXXXXXX
Kaslund Kaslund 312 XXXXXXXX
Klarskov Klarskov 16.120 XXXXXXXX
Klinstrup Klinstrup 8.990 XXXXXXXX
Malskic Autonomous Republic Malbork 20.031 XXXXXXXX
Rødholm Rødskov 13.837 XXXXXXXX
Solbjerg Gistrup 14.215 XXXXXXXX
Sønderland Frankerup 18.440 XXXXXXXX
Tirslund Tirslund 14.747 XXXXXXXX
Tronmark Jetsmark 8.022 XXXXXXXX
Tystrup Aaby 12.641 XXXXXXXX
Varborg Stenmose 13.292 XXXXXXXX

Military

Littish PT-91 Tank

The armed forces of Littland, Forsvarsstyrken, is organized into Hæren (Army), Flåden (Navy) and Flyvevåbnet (Air Force) as well as Civilforsvaret acting as Home Guard. As of 2021, Forsvarsstyrken has a strength of 78,000 active soldiers. Conscription was abolished in 2006 and ever since Forsvarsstyrken has been volunteer based. Military spending has slightly increased under current Prime Minister Albert Simonsen, in power since 2016, with the stated goal of eventually reaching 6% before 2025 and modernizing the equipment of the Army.

Foreign Relations

Littlands foreign relations are managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, currently lead by Foreign Minister Chris Clemensen. The country has only recently gone away from a previous isolationist stance in international politics and is establishing new embassies in the Diplomatic District of Verdenspladsen in the capital Kaslund. The country is a member of the Assembled Nations.

Economy

Kaslund Stock Exchange

Littland has a high-income social market economy with a skilled labour force and a high level of innovation, with a nominal GDP of $438.09 billion. Littland has a conservative influenced welfare state, where contribution to the economy and active participation in the workforce allows for greater social security. The Littish service sector contributes approximately 65% of the total GDP, industry 28%, and agriculture 7% as of 2021. The Littish currency, the Penning, is valued at approximately 4.71 penning per USD. The Littish stock market is operated by Kaslund Stock Exchange. Kaslund is also a hub for startup companies, and Littland is home to a large portion of small and medium enterprises.

Energy

Mainly relying on coal and other fossil fuels, has been slow to transition to renewables. Having solar panels on one's roof is becoming increasingly popular.

Infrastructure

Public transport is widespread, many highways though

Demographics

Demographics of Littland
Ethnicity Percentage
Littish
68.3%
Malskic
28.1%
Other
3.6%

Health

Basic universal healthcare, the current government has introduced increasing privatization methods, however. Generally, healthcare is good, although lacking in rural areas and especially in majority Malska areas.

Education

Free education all the way up to university. Helps produce a skilled labor force, stress levels are on the rise.

Largest cities in Littland

About 69.2% of Littlands population lives in urban areas.

Largest cities in Littland

Kaslund
Kaslund
Klinstrup
Klinstrup

Rank City County Population

Aalhavn
Aalhavn
Frankerup
Frankerup

1 Kaslund Kaslund 2,890,422
2 Klinstrup Klinstrup 1,319,279
3 Aalhavn Aalhavn 1,085,664
4 Frankerup Sønderland 873,745
5 Lerte Guldberg 619,294
6 Halling Halling 583,109
7 Stenmose Varborg 518,365
8 Gistrup Solbjerg 498,590
9 Rødskov Rødholm 443,503
10 Tirslund Tirslund 364,628

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Culture

Malska People

Mainly located in the state of Torsted, the Malska make up 28.1% of Littlands population.

Media

LTV Logo

Littish media and news programming are dominated by a few large corporations. In printed media, Varsted Media owns the largest newspapers Daglig Politik, Littland Tidende and HusBladet as well as major tabloids like Nu&Her. In television, the publicly owned station LTV has a large share of total viewer numbers, competing with privately owned channels from Bravo Broadcasting who air their own productions.

Cinema

Littish films are either serious gritty movies or comedies about the everyday Litt, of course other genres exist but mainly these two types of movies persist. A couple Littish actors have achieved international success.

Music

Popular modern Littish artists are mainly Pop and Rock, a few excepts exist with more traditional lyric focused music, and the music industry in Littland is quite niche compared to international markets.

Art

Between 1878 and 1913, romantic paintings and poems about the land and the people. After 1913, more experimental and modern paintings and poems. Still heavy emphasis on the land.

Sports

The national sport is football, the top four levels in Littland are managed by the Littish Football Association (LFU) and the country's premier football competition is the 14-team EliteLiga. Other popular sports include handball, cycling, badminton and swimming. Sport is encouraged in school, and there are local sports clubs in most cities and towns.

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