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Republic of Littland
Anthem: "Frihed over alt"
("Freedom above all")
Location of Littland
and largest city
|Recognised regional languages||Malskic|
|Ethnic groups |
|Demonym(s)||Littish - Litt|
|Government||Unitary parliamentary republic|
|198,000 km2 (76,000 sq mi)|
• 2021 estimate
• 2015 census
|109/km2 (282.3/sq mi)|
|GDP (nominal)||2021 estimate|
|420.83 billion AD$|
(1,982.11 billion DAL)
• Per capita
|Gini (2020)|| 39.6|
|HDI (2020)|| 0.768|
|Currency||Daler (Đ) (DAL)|
|Time zone||UTC-1 (DIT)|
|Date format||dd-mm-yyyy CE|
Littland, officially the Republic of Littland, is a parliamentary republic located in Central Argis. Littland has an area of 198,000 km2 (76,000 sq mi) and a population of over 21 million. It is divided into 16 counties and 253 municipalities. Littland has a temperate climate. The country borders Walneria, Malskia and Estimeria, it also has maritime borders with Baltica and Fina in the Amber Lake. Kaslund serves as the nations capital as well as its largest city. Other large cities include Klinstrup, Aalhavn, Frankerup and Halling.
Humans have lived in the area of modern-day Littland for thousands of years. The ethnic Litts came to the region between 100BCE and 200CE and established themselves around the Arup river. The first organized states started to emerge after 350CE and started expanding their rule in the region, eventually coming into conflict with the Malskic people of the region. By 1050, Einar The Great had consolidated his rule over the Arup river, with his head in Kaslund. He is citied with giving Littland its name, calling it "Littien" (Littia) and inviting Ahranaian missionaries to his court and by 1200 the region was almost entirely christianized. In the same year, Svend the Holy, would name himself King of Littland, founding the Kingdom of Littland as an Orthodox state.
The Kingdom would continue to expand in the region, fighting many wars with Malskia in the east. In 1527 Littland was granted Autocephaly by the Ahranaian Patriarch and the Littish Orthodox Church became one of the most powerful institutions in the country. After the end of the 6 Year War in 1702, the majority Malskic Malskland region was annexed by Littland. The ethnic Malsks saw oppression by the ruling Litts and saw heavy push back in form of the Malskic revival in the early 1800s. The House of Aventoft rose to the Littish throne in 1824 and quickly became unpopular among the common people. The Aventofts would enrich themselves and the upper class, while keeping the agrarian society while the rest of Argis entered an era of Industrialization. This would culminate in 1878 with the Constitutional Revolt, forcing King Helge III to sign a constitution, although this brought on little change. With Helge III's death in 1910, Walter Nordskov would become regent and started suppressing socialists, leading to the Littish Civil War.
Following the civil war, a democratic republic was established with Torsten Einarsen of the Labour Party as its first prime minister. Littland would see rapid industrialization and a growing manufacturing sector, combined with greater social security under Thorvald Bendtsen. Littland become a major exporter of steel and iron products from the resource rich Malskland region. After the First Argic War the importance of heavy industry declined and Littland entered economic stagnation as the country slowly transitioned to a more service-based economy. The 1991 Economic Crash would stop any growth for more than two decades. By 2015 the Littish economy were once again growing, although still slower than before the economic crisis. In 2004, the Malskland received autonomy as part of a County Reform, being part of a long series of reconciliation with the Malskic people and Malskia known as the Malskic thaw.
Littland is a developed social market economy. It provides a high standard of living, universal healthcare and free high quality education. Littland is a founding member of the Argis Economic Cooperation Organization as well as a member of the Assembled Nations.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Politics
- 4 Economy
- 5 Demographics
- 6 Culture
- 7 External links
- 8 References
- Littish Migrations into area
- Skirmishes with Malskic tribes
- Jarldom of Kaslund
- Ahranian Missionaries
- Svend The Holy
- Greater Centralization
- King Svend of Littland in 1527
- Wars with Malskia
- Kerberg independence
- Golden Era 1790-1850
- Industrialization and Socialist movements
- Helge Constitution
- Upper class bias
- Fight against unions
- Helge dies with no heir
Civil War and Reconstruction
Following the death of Helge III, Walter Nordskov becomes Regent of an interregnum government on 3 February 1910. Nordskov was openly and staunchly anti-socialist and begins to repeal workers rights and trade union protections as a constitutional was found that allowed such actions during a Regency as the King weren't there to approve/veto the action. Socialists across the country voice their disapproval and protests are organized in major cities. Trade unions declare a campaign for 'national solidarity' and strikes begin, until Nordskov reinstates worker and union rights. Tinghuset was stormed on on 9 April 1910 as socialists in Kaslund begin to march on Helge Square to protest against the governments repealing of workers rights legislation. The protest turns hostile as the protesters clash with police and shots are exchanged, leading to further violence and the protest turns into a riot. More radical elements of the protest rally around 600 people and march on Tinghuset. Around this time Regent Walter Nordskov is evacuated to Frankerup along with the government. Socialists successfully take control of Tinghuset and in total, 86 people die as a result of the clashes during the day. The following day, 10 April 1910, The Social Republic of Littland is declared as the revolutionaries take full control of Kaslund signaling the start of the civil war.
- Social Market Economy
- Malskic Autonomy
- Malskic Thaw
- Economic crisis
- 2012 earthquake election
Located in Central Argis, Littland covers an area of about 198,000 km2 (276,000 sq mi). The landscape of Littland is made up of sprawling plains, rolling hills and tall mountains. The more south one goes in Littland, the higher the altitude. The northern part of Littland, Ravvig, which borders the Amber Lake, is very flat and part of the Tystrup Plains which dominate central Littland. The coastline is mainly made up of sand dune fields and ridges, there are also several smaller islands along the coast. The southern region is filled with heights, hills, ridges and other uneven terrain, which eventually leads into the Glinka Mountains and Sol Mountain ranges. The tallest point in Littland is located atop Sol Mountain, at 2,026 metres (6,646 ft) above sea level. Two rivers run through Littland, the smaller Hinge River and the larger Arup River. The capital Kaslund sits on the Arup river and the Littish people originally settled along the river.
Littland has a temperate climate. The southern mountain ranges are dominated by a climate climate area, the central and northern part of Littland experience a temperate climate year-round. Warm summers and chilly winters are characteristic of the Littish climate. The warmest part of Littland is the Aalhavn region while the coldest is the Malskland due to its elevation. Due to climate change, winters are becoming dryer and snow is rarer and rarer in the northern part of the country. Many plants and flora call Littland home and grow naturally. The most wide-spread type of tree in Littland are conifers such as spruce and pine.
The national animal is the Argic wild boar.
Littland is a parliamentary republic headed by President Morten Kristoffersen. The Government and main executive is lead by the Prime Minister, currently Albert Simonsen. Both of these are responsible to the countrys legislature, the 325 member Folkekammer which is elected through proportional representation every 4 years. Since the end of the Littish Civil War the Folkekammer has been dominated by two parties, the Christian Democratic League and the Labour Party. Every Prime Minister since 1913 has been from one of these two parties, with the exception of Knud Kristensen from the Liberal Party.
Littland is divided into several administrative subdivisions. In Littland, the county (amt) and the municipality (kommune) are the two levels beneath the national level in terms of administration. Each of these are lead by a council which is elected every 4 years. Counties and municipalities have different devolved responsibilities. The exact structure and number of counties and municipalities have varied over the ages. After the County Reform in 2004, the Malskland was established, giving the minority region greater autonomy. As of 2022, there are 16 counties and 253 municipalities in Littland.
The armed forces of Littland, Forsvarsstyrken, is organized into the Army (Hæren), the Navy (Marinen), the Airforce (Flyvevåbnet) and The Civil Defence (Civilforsvaret) who acts as home guard. As of 2021, Forsvarsstyrken has a strength of 88,000 active soldiers. Conscription was abolished in 2006 and ever since Forsvarsstyrken has been a volunteer force. The Air Force has 92 aircraft and the Navy utilizes over 20 different ships. The military had a budget of $6.1 billion in 2021.
Littlands foreign relations are managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, currently lead by Foreign Minister Chris Clemensen. The country has only recently gone away from a previous isolationist stance in international politics and is establishing new embassies in the Diplomatic District of Verdenspladsen in the capital Kaslund. The country is a member of the Assembled Nations.
|Nominal GDP||420.8 billion Int$ (2022)|
|CPI inflation||3.6% (2022)|
|GDP per capita||19,800 Int$ (2022)|
|Total public debt||244.5 billion Int$ (2022)|
|Demographics of Littland|
|Malsks (originating from Littland)||22.1%|
|Other (Walnerians, Estimerians, etc.)||3.6%|
Littland has an estimated population of 21.25 million as of 2021. It has a population density of 109 per square kilometer (282.3/sq mi). Littlands population is decreasing and aging, the median age is 44. In 2019, 61.08% of the population lived in urban areas. The most populous county is Malskland with a population of 3.8 million (2020), the most populous city is the capital of Kaslund with a population of 3.3 million (2020). There are several minorities in Littland, the largest and most noteable is the Malskic people, making up approx. 22% of the population. Over 90% of Malsks in Littland lives in either Malskland or Kaslund. Other minorities include Walnerians, Estimerian and Malsks from Malskia.
According to the 2005 census, 66.3% of the population identify as Christian, with a majority (57.1% of the population) adhering to the Littish Orthodox Church (LOK). 28.4% identify as irreligious or atheist. Membership of the LOK has been decreasing ever since 1992 where 84.2% of the population was part of the LOK. The increase in atheism in Littland has been attributed to many factors, one of the largest is that religion is no longer considered an important part of many peoples lives, only 38% of Litts said religion was important to their life in an 2012 survey. While the Littish Orthodox Church is the official church of Littland, freedom of religion is guaranteed by the Constitution, and the teaching of different religions is mandated in public schools.
Littish education is compulsory for children below the age of 16 in public schools, which may be changed to a private school. All government education is free of charge, even universities. Upon finishing public school many Litts pursue further education such as vocational schooling, or academically or business oriented educations. Quality of education has been criticized for being lower in rural areas as well as the Malskland, this is despite government requirements and the Education Reform of 2010 (Uddannelsesreformen 2010). The reform changed many parts of Littish education, it introduced mandatory bilingual education for Litts and Malsks to learn each others language, expanding internet and computer access at schools, established new standards for teacher training as well as other changes and initiatives. The largest and most well-known university in Littland is the Technical University of Littland located in Kaslund
Art in Littland has through the ages reflected Argic themes as well as culture at the time. Paintings have themes of folklore, Orthodox themes, realism as well as romanticism. In modern times, impressionist and post-modern paintings have also gotten national recognition. During the 19th century, considered the Golden Age of littish art, romanticism was a key feature of many paintings. The beauty of the natural landscape of Littland, the bravery of its people and the faith which it practiced, were prominent themes brought forth by artists such as Vilhelm Thorvaldsen (1822-1901) and Nicholai Albrecht (1803-1864).
Following the Littish Civil War (1910-1913), avant-garde and minimalist style paintings and art sprung forth following the death and destruction of the war. Scenes of rolling hills with small farms were replaced by the abstract faces of soldiers in a mental hospital. This would lead to many famous artworks that would get international fame, especially during the First Argic War (1949-1954). Painting has remained an important form of expression in Littland, painting classes are offered in schools and painting communities exist in most towns, although they are in decline.
Littland has a wide range of folksong traditions. The most famous composer from Littland is Monrad Kirk (1821-1889) who is well remembered for his various pieces often used in modern media and theatre productions. Much of Littish classical music arose during the 18th and 19th century, were many composers wrote liturgical music as well as secular pieces. By the start of the 19th century, an active operatic scene had also developed, the first Littish opera, Højlande og Lavvande, premiered in 1812.
In modern times, pop as well as rock are the dominant genres in Littish music. Rock bands such as, Youngsten, Sort Stof and Krænket have gained some international fame, while the popstar Sofie Novack is a household name. The composer Jannik Lassen is well known for various movie soundtracks. Klintrup has a thriving jazz scene, dating back to the 1920's and is often called the music capital of Littland, due to the many festivals and concerts often hosted in the city. The largest festival in Littland is the annual Klintrup Festival, which had over 230,000 attendees in 2018.
A few Litts have gained international fame by being members of popular international bands and performance groups.
Littish mass media started with the rise of newspapers and major publications in the late 19th century. Many political newspapers as well as the birth of tabloids and special publications saw Littland become one of the biggest consumer of newspapers in the wurld. Nowadays physical newspapers aren't as prominent but are still widespread such as Orientering and many town have at least some form of local newspaper. OPA Media owns many of the largest newspapers, such as Kaslund Tidende, Økonom, Makulator as well as the major tabloid Signal!. OPA Media also publishes many local newspapers around Littland and some consider the company a media conglomerate. Up until 1984, the public-service NFS was the only major television provider in Littland. Bravo Broadcasting has since challenged that position with channels and productions of their own, most notably the 2010 movie Mellem Brødre. A majority of radio stations are still operated by the NFS. Bravo also hosts the most popular streaming service in Littland, BravoNetwork with almost 8 million users as of 2019.
Littland is also home to a vibrant video game industry, companies such as NordSoft has video game division and Noxu Game Studios is known wurldwide for their Tremendum series and the NoxuLauncher, which has over 12 million registered users at the end of 2021.
Sports are popular among the Littish population, with over half being part of some form of organized sport activity. The most popular sport by far however, is association football, with the 14 team EliteLiga at the head. Littland participates in the UENA Football league under the AFA, with the Littish National Football Team lead by captain Thorben Lind. Closely following as popular sports are, handball, gymnastics, golf, floorball and most recently basketball. Tennis and swimming is also particularly popular in the Malskland region.
|1 January||New Year's Day|
|movable Friday||Good Friday||The Friday before Easter Sunday|
|movable Sunday||Easter Sunday|
|movable Monday||Easter Monday||The Monday after Easter Sunday|
|movable Sunday||Pentecost||50 Days after Easter|
|movable Monday||Whit Monday||The Monday after the Pentecost|
|1 May||May Day||Not officially a national holiday, yet is treated as such|
|10 May||Remembrance Day||Celebration of the end of the Littish Civil War|
|11 July||Saint Svend's Day||National Day, celebrating Svend The Holy|
|24 December||Christmas Eve|
|25/26 December||Christmas Day|
|31 December||New Year's Eve|
- Littland on NationStates
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- Littland News Network