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Minh Vuat

Commonwealth of Minh Vuat

閩越聯國
Bân Uát Biân Kok (Minh Tong)
Bén Ye̍t Lièng Koêt (Minh Hoa)
Vượt Mânh Liên Quốc (Vuot)
Motto: 
和義正道
hô gī chiành tō
fò ngi chṳn thō
voà ngãi čính đạo
“righteous harmony is the just path"
Location of Min in Borea
Location of Min in Borea
CapitalHái Chhinh 虎成
Largest CityHókáng 海港
Official languagesMinh Tong
Minh Hoa
Vuot
Demonym(s)Minh, Minhvuatese
GovernmentFederated unicameral legislative elective monarchy
Hoa Lai 花利
Kam Oun 感谢
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LegislatureCelestial Court 天空廷
Council of Jurists
Court of the Minh
Court of the Vuat
History
• Yue golden age?
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• Monic settlement
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• Establishment of the Radiant Temple
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• Establishment of Concordance
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• Current Constitution
1968
Population
• 2018 census
76,332,012
• Density
148.68/km2 (385.1/sq mi)
GDP (nominal)estimate
• Total
931 billion
• Per capita
$17,143
Gini31.55
medium
HDI (2013)0.773
high
CurrencySoki (贝) (MBR)
Driving sideleft
Calling code.461
ISO 3166 codeMNH
Internet TLD.mv, .閩

The Commonwealth of Vuat Minh (Suthungvun: 閩越聯國, Minh Tong: bân-uát biân-kok, Minh Hoa bén ye̍t lièng koêt Vuat: vượt mânh liên quốc), more commonly Vuat Minh (閩越), is a Monic republic in the far eastern end of Sajara, bordered by Bayaw to the east. It spans a part of the Taitoan coast and has jurisdiction under the islands of Plang and Lengchhoàn.

Nowadays far more cosmopolitan and traditionally more matriarchal than its counterparts, it was considered to be one of the first abberations of the Monic world. Vuat Minh existed out of necessity--the influx of northern Monic tribes during the early-middle medieval period leading to conflicts with the native Vuatese people, achieving peace only after a hundred years. Both believing a singular King would lead to an imbalance of the new affairs, the people opted for a diarchy—one the head priest of the faith to lead the Minh, the other a paramount ruler with the assent of the Vuatese.

Vuat Minh is a consociational society, held mainly by the protectors of the Law and the elected twin executives of the state. While a union in more ways than one, the Minh and the Vuatese historically eschewed to intermingle, preferring to stick to their own kind and leaving each other in their own affairs (cf. pillarization). Each subdivision, be it a clan or a community, governs themselves, congregating through the Celestial Court in which they address matters of common public order. The Court, unlike in western legistlatures, serves as the central government institution and the basis of the country's political sovereignty and unity. The twin executives of state are nowadays elected from the ranks of the court, formally as masters of state rites. The only independent and equally central authority in this is the Celestial Concordance of Jurists, who are tasked with judging the affairs of state if it is in accordance to the Fundamental Decrees of State, and enforcing it through the State Guard.

The country's recent spike of urbanization disturbed the traditional agrarian country, being late to the Eastern Industrial Revolution. It has created a rift between the city and the rural lands. Social and at times economic inequality has risen since the country's development in the 60's (thanks to reforms that strengthened the Council and Court).

Today, Minh Vuat recently has been steadily working towards exporting soft power through cultural goods, with a proliferation of the entertainment industry since the 90's, to offset the sudden shock of industrialization to the traditionally agrarian country. Today, Minh Vuat's image as a cultural powerhouse (music, film, literature and art) has been influential in the progress of modern oriental pop culture. Vuat Minh however, continues to be rife with social inequality and corruption; politics remains to be the domain of the elite, whose close or familial ties are necessary to participation. The country's loose drug policy (brought by a longstanding usage of entheogenics such as cannabis) has made the country a sanctuary within the global drug trade, something that subsequent governments have struggled to curb.