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Republic of Lyoa
Motto: "Unity and Justice"
Anthem: Revolutionaries United
and largest city
|Government||Unitary Constitutional Presidential Republic|
• Water (%)
• (2018 estimate) estimate
|58.3 million (11th)|
|GDP (nominal)||2018 estimate|
|$41.5 billion dollars (12th)|
• Per capita
|$967 dollars (12th)|
|Gini (2018)|| 20.3|
|HDI (2018)|| 0.529|
low · 12th
|Currency||Lyoan Dollar (LYD)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (LNT)|
Lyoa, officially the Republic of Lyoa is a small nation on the main western landmass of Earth (known as "Occidentalis" to Lyoans). It shares its only land border with the Sikh Khanate to the east, and borders several bodies of water to the west. Lyoa's capital is Tigera, which is also its largest city. Notable cities include Getie, Kygoa, and Ensula.
The region of Lyoa was inhabited by tribes as early as the 9th century, but no traceable nation existed until the 11th century, with the formation of the Kingdom of Kindua in the late 1050s. Several powerful tribal kingdoms and confederations would emerge in this region until 1730, when the Old Lyoa Kingdom was formed from the ashes of the New Ndegu Confederation. The old kingdom lasted until the 1930s, when it was overthrown and replaced with the short-lived New Lyoa Kingdom. In 1967, the Lyoan Revolution lead to the creation of the current republic. In 1998, a civil war broke out after President Laurent Tulossa attempted to secure a third term in office. This war would last for nearly 5 years and involved a multitude of factions. It would officially end in 2003, but subsequent conflict in the northern and eastern regions would continue till this day. Lyoa maintains relations with every recognized nation in the world, but Lyoa itself does not have any strong ties to any of them. Today, Lyoa is lead by President Kemoh Foday.
- 1 History of Lyoa
- 2 Government and Politics
- 3 Geography
- 4 Economy
- 5 Demographics
- 6 Culture
- 7 See Also
History of Lyoa
The region now known as Lyoa was populated by several tribes as far back as the 9th century. These people groups did not form organized states until about the 11th century, with the creation of the Kingdom of Kindua.
Kingdom of Kindua
Lyoa was originally settled by a number of tribes that make up most of today's ethnic groups. One of the most powerful tribes was the Kindu, a group that lived along the coast. In 1058, the Kindu formed a kingdom, known as the Kingdom of Kindua. Its capital was known as "Ondoa", and would be the site for the modern-day city of Tigera. Kindua came to dominate much of the coast of modern-day Lyoa, as well as parts outside of the modern borders. The Kingdom dominated the region for the next two centuries, controlling most of the modern state and carrying out military campaigns against other tribes and kingdoms in the region. Its final ruler was King Foki III, who ruled until 1235, when he was killed during an uprising against the Kingdom. This uprising was lead by members of the Lakku tribe, who established a new state.
Kingdom of Itori
The aftermath of the Lakku uprising lead to the creation of the Kingdom of Itori, which seized most of Kindua's old territory, with the exception of some breakaway regions from other ethnic groups. Itori was able to take control of most of modern-day Lyoa, establishing valuable trade networks with other The rule of the Kingdom of Itori was short-lived; however, during this period the rights of the Kindu people were severely suppressed. Itori would fall in 1293 following a series of rebellions, and the eventual Itori Ethnic War.
The defeat of the Lakku-led Kingdom of Itori in 1293 lead to the rise of of a confederation known as Ndegu. This confederation was formed by some of the minority ethnic groups ruled by the Itori, such as the Yari, Nagata, and Tgbala. The confederation overthrew the Itori and established themselves as the new rulers of the land. Soon, they reorganized themselves as an empire and began conquering tribes around them. The Ndegu Empire, as it was called, lasted until 1503, when it split into two nations.
Lakku Empire and New Ndegu Confederation
The split of the Ndegu Empire created two states, which would periodically war with each other. These being the Lakku Empire (controlled by the Lakku ethnicity), and the New Ndegu Confederation, which was ruled by a council dominated by the Kindu. The Kindu-ruled state ended up being the more powerful one, and would consistently fight winning wars against its weaker neighbor. This period lasted until 1730, when the Confederation destroyed the Lakku Empire.
Old Lyoa Kingdom
A shake-up in the ruling class of the New Ndegu Confederation led to the appointment of a monarch, which started the Old Lyoa Kingdom. This kingdom was ruled by the Kindu exclusively, although a merit-based system existed for appointments of other leaders. This stage of Lyoa was the longest lasting, existing until 1937.
New Lyoa Kingdom
The New Lyoa Kingdom succeeded the old one after a Lakku-led revolution ousted the old Kindu dynasty in 1937. This Kingdom was short-lived, however, after a democratic revolution forced the monarchs out of the country in 1967.