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Mokhavia


The Nation of Mokhavia
The Mokha Nation[1]

S̠avjek̠erajtmaa (Mokha)

Flag Mokhavia.png
Flag
Mokhavian CoA.png
Coat of Arms
Motto: 
„Soksataraj Ässaan!
"Toghether we are strong!"
Mokhavia globe map.png
Location of Mokhavia on Eurth.
Mokhavia relif map.png
Map of Mokhavia
CapitalMoshkal
Official languagesMokha
Recognised regional languagesAarnuaq,
Apsan,
Denayak,Omal Haydag,
Seykel,
Yakrow
Ethnic groups
Mokha,
Haydag,
Apsan,
Ateenian
Demonym(s)Mokhavian
GovernmentTribal federal republic
• Qaxaama
Tyssak Enetsy
LegislatureThe chieftains' gathering
Qalus̠nujyk Xaamajkas̠
Establishment history
• Tribal Confederacy
680~ - 831
• First unified nation
929 - 1612
• Separatist Sates
1613 - 1965
• Second unified nation
17th April 1965
Area
• Total
124,500 km2 (48,100 sq mi)
Population
• 2018 census
5,260,000
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
87,36 billion $
219,89 billion ŧ
• Per capita
16,700 $
42,072 ŧ
HDI (2018)Increase 0.721
high
CurrencyJul (ŧ)[2] (MKY)
Time zoneCAT-2[3]
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+77
ISO 3166 codeMK
Internet TLD.mk

The Nation of Mokhavic, or just Mokhavia (Mokha: S̠avjek̠erajtmaa) is a Sovereign state geographically located on the continent of Argis on Eurth, and borders Ateenia to the north-west. The Nation has a population of 5.2 million Mokhavians. Moshkal is the capital and the largest city of the country.

Mokhavia is comprised by into 9 federal subjects, 2 cities of importance and the autonomous subjects known as regions (also referred to as provinces), each one representing one of the 6 Mokhavic tribes, and the Apsan people.

Etymology

The name Mokhavia is a generally quite new title to the nation, before the 1920s the nation/s have always been called by either the majority tribe or a ruler/dynasty. Mokhavia derives from the word Mokhav which is an endonymic variant of the (root) word мохш (mohš) which means 'mokhavian' in the Mokhavian language. The endonym of the nation Амохшфети (Amohšfeti) also derives from the word мохш (mohš), and means Area/Place of the Mokhavians. It isn't clear where the word мохш (mohš) itselfs comes from tho, linguists have tought it to be an ancient word for people lost to time, or perhaps an old name of the foremost tribe of the Mokhavians.

The Apsans call the nation Маршулус (Maršulus) - Land of the Mokhavians, the name for mokhavian in Apsan comes from the Marsha tribe, hence 'Marš-ulus', a closer translation would be Land of the Marsha.

History

Prehistory and antiquity

Tribal Confederacy

  • (680~ - 831)

First unified nation

  • (929 - 1612)

Separatist Sates

  • (1613 - 1921)

20-21th Century

  • (1921 - present)

Geography

Mt. Chikhchin (Чихчин), it has the highest peak in the nation at 1,640 m (5,380 ft)
Mt. Nakoda (Накода), sacret Apsan mt. with a hight of 1,610 m (5,282 ft)
Boat on the Monay sea

Mokhavia is a small country situated partually on the Canamo peninsula and the surrounding land of northern Argis, around the Unduk seas, the country borders Ateenia to the north, --- to the ---, and --- to the ---.. Its territory covers an area of aproximantly 124,500 square kilometres (48,100 sq mi). Mokhavia's geographic coordinates are 69° N 28° W. The most notable topographical features of the country are the western parts of the Ejsej mountains, the Yakrow plains, the Mäjsä peninsula and the Nanay fjords. The Mokhavian Ejsejs are located mainly within the Echin and Apsan Provinces, the highest point being Mt. Chikhchin, pictured below, at 1,640 m, the lowest point of the country is on the Unduk coasts. There are 5 main large rivers with many more smaller ones, on which the ancient mokhavians relied on.

Panorama of a narrow area of the Monay-Omal strait

Biodiversity

Mokhavian pine's cones

Boreal forsts and plains cover most of Mokhavia, the Unduk coast is classified as mixed forest, the Mokhavian Pine had been officially recognized as the national flora of Mokhavia.

The fauna of Mokhavia is a mix of boreal and central Argis, like Bears, Deer, Elk, Moose, Reindeer, Mouflons, Beavers, Hares (Snowshoe hares, Canamo hares and even Arctic hares), Hedgehogs, Foxes (Red fox and Arctic fox), Wolves, Wolverines, Badgers, Fishers, Jackdaws, Crows, Eagles, Loons, Owls, Ravens, Storks, Harlequin ducks, Buffleheads, Common and King Eiders, Shovelers, Ruddy and other duck species, other seafowls found in the nation are Red-faced cormorants, Northern gannets, terns, Gulls (Great black-backed gulls, Ross's gulls and Vega gulls are common) and even Ivory gulls appear. A few megafauna species are also found in Mokhavia, like the Unduk (Canamo) Tiger, Bison and Muskox, which were intriduced in some northern regions of the country, the hybrid species Beefalo is also found in many ranches, but due to the ratio of Cattle to Bisen the Beefalo found in Mokhavia resemble Bisen more than Cattle.

Many healthy populations of fish are present, including salmonids such as several species of Salmon, Trout, Char. Besides salmon and trout, sport-fishers in Mokhavia also catch Rainbow trout, and sturgeon. On the coast, Seals and river otters are common. Cetacean species native to the coast include Beluga whales and populations of orca, harbour porpoise and white-sided dolphins all of which concidered endangered within the seas, the original population of white-sided dolphins where released into the Nanay sea by the --- authoritarian government in the 70s.

Climate

The main factor influencing Mokhavia's climate is the country's geographical position between the 60th and 70th northern parallels in the Argic continent's coastal zone. In the Köppen climate classification, the whole of Mokhavia lies in the boreal zone, characterized by warm summers and freezing winters. the winters are long and cold, while the summers are relatively warm but short. The most severe winter days in Mokhavia can see the temperature fall down to −45 °C (−49 °F). The winter lasts for about ~200 days with permanent snow cover from about mid-October to early May. Summers in the north are quite short, only two to three months, but can still see maximum daily temperatures above 25 °C (77 °F) during heat waves.

Climate data for Usywa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −9.6
(14.7)
−9.0
(15.8)
−2.6
(27.3)
3.1
(37.6)
9.8
(49.6)
18.2
(64.8)
20.7
(69.3)
17.2
(63)
13.1
(55.6)
3.9
(39)
−3.4
(25.9)
−8.0
(17.6)
4.45
(40.02)
Daily mean °C (°F) −14.8
(5.4)
−14.3
(6.3)
−9.1
(15.6)
−2.6
(27.3)
4.4
(39.9)
11.5
(52.7)
13.9
(57)
11.7
(53.1)
6.3
(43.3)
−0.2
(31.6)
−7.3
(18.9)
−12.8
(9)
−1.11
(30.01)
Average low °C (°F) −20.0
(−4)
−19.5
(−3.1)
−14.5
(5.9)
−7.2
(19)
0.1
(32.2)
6.8
(44.2)
9.2
(48.6)
7.3
(45.1)
2.5
(36.5)
−3.2
(26.2)
−11.1
(12)
−17.6
(0.3)
−5.6
(21.91)
Precipitation mm (inches) 40
(1.57)
35
(1.38)
35
(1.38)
30
(1.18)
35
(1.38)
60
(2.36)
70
(2.76)
70
(2.76)
55
(2.17)
55
(2.17)
50
(1.97)
40
(1.57)
575
(22.65)
Source: Mokhavain Meteoroligical Institute

Politics

Mokhavia is a 'tribal federal republic' where the Qaxaama is the head of the state and government and the most powerful executive position. The political system has three branches — legislative, executive and judicial, with universal suffrage for citizens at least 18 years old. The Constitution also provides possibilities of direct democracy, namely petitions and national referenda. Elections are supervised by an independent Central Election Commission that includes members from all major political parties. Parties must register with the commission prior to participating in a national election. Normally, the Qaxaama-elect is the leader of the party receiving the most votes in parliamentary elections, although this is not always the case.

Political parties gather in the Qaxaamajkas̠ lus̠nujyk, a body of 170 deputies elected to four-year terms by direct popular vote. The Qalus̠nujyk Xaamajkas̠ has the power to enact laws, approve the budget, select and dismiss the Qaxaama and other ministers, declare war, deploy troops abroad, and ratify international treaties and agreements.

The current Qaxaama is Tysa Enetsi, who was reellected for a second term with a majority vote of 75% in 2018.

Federal Subjects

No. Flag Name License plate Capital Area (km2) Population (2018 est.) Map
1
Moshkal Capital Region
Mos̠kal xaamamaan reexe
Moshkal province licence plate.png Moshkal - 1,404,685 Moshkal Capital Region.png
2
Echin Province Flag.png
Echin Province
Ets̠in reexe
Echin province licence plate.png Dene - - Echin Province.png
3
Saqga Province flag.png
Seykel Province
Sykel reexe
Saqa province licence plate.png Tezh - - Saqga Province.png
4
Pala Province
Pala reexe
Pala province licence plate.png Gway - - Pala Province.png
5
Apsana Province
Apsa reexe
Apsana province licence plate.png Tjamede - - Apsana Province.png
6
Marsha Province flag.png
Marsha Province
Mars̠a reexe
Marsha province licence plate.png Evenshy - - Marsha Province.png
7
Duwa Province
Tuwa reexe
Duwa province licence plate.png Sehwea - - Duwa Province.png
8
Haydga Province Flag.png
Haydag Province
Xajdax (/Omalan) reexe
Haydag province licence plate.png Ysta - - Haydag Province.png

Largest Settlements

2/5ths of the population of Mokhavia lives in the 20 largest cities, which range from 1 million to a meer 14 thousand poeple, the other 3/5ths live in communities and towns smaller thatn 14 thousand, usually around 9-14k size, spotted around the nation, with concentration neer the rivers and coast. Theres also still quite the number of people living in the old ways of semi-nomadic hunter gatherers and herders. The smallest official town in Mokhavia is Shashavshiyu with a population of 5 thousand.

Economy

(WIP. GDP per capita of 11,200 or 28,190 ŧ. Currency is the Jul (ŧ).)

Demographics & Religion

Demographics in Mokhavia (2018)

  Mokha (41.9%)
  Seykel (21.1%)
  Aarnuaq (4.1%)
  Yakrow (2%)
  Denayak (1.3%)
  Haydag (18%)
  Apsan (6.4%)
  other (5.2%)

Religion in Mokhavia (2018)

  Unduk Faith (64.5%)
  Haydag Faith (15%)
  Kamak Faith (5.4%)
  Vjoldinism (8.1%)
  Other (7%)


Mokhavia is a diverse nation, over 75.8% of the population is ethnic to the area, those being the Undo-Kamak people which include the Mokha and Apsan people, with another 18% being made up of the Haydag people, who are the closest relatives to the Elmoric people of Vostau, the country also has a minority of Ateenians to the northern border. The Unduk people are devided into a few groups, the Mokha, Seykel, Aarnuaq, Denayak, and Yakrow. The biggest ethnic group in the nation are the Mokha people, making up around 41.9% of the total population, the smallest ethnic group, native to the area, is the Denayak people, who used to inhabit majority of the inland forests of norhtern Mokhavia, but got pushed into the northernmost area by the Mokha expansion. The Apsans are a Kamak group, distantly related to the Unduks, and live primarily in the mountains to the northeast of the nation, other Kamak people live beyonf the border between the nations of Mokhavia nad Ateenia. The Haydag people are devided into two, the northern known as Omal Haydag, and the southern known as Duwa Haydag, they speak dialects of one language, but each Province (Haydag and Duwa) have the local dialect as the official standart form.

People born outside of Mokhavia but have an Unduk or Haydag parent receive dual citizenship, and if they have a Unduk or Haydag grandparent they have an easier aplication process This used to stand for Apsans too but was prohibited in 2016 for security reasons due to rising aggression from separatist Apsans.

Majority of Mokhavians have kept their indigenous faiths, no major world religion has spread past immigrants, but the Ateenian Vjoldinism faith has spread throughout the northern parts of the Echin tribe due to their geopolitical location and History with the Ateenians. The government of Mokhavia has banned anyone who has the intent of spreading any religion within the country from entering the country, they can enter to give services to already existing belivies, but being cought spreading a religion is punishable by death.[4]

Culture

The culture of Mokhavia incorporates indigenous heritage, as represented by the Unduk, Haydag and Apsan languages and faiths, with mainstream Nordic and Argic cultural aspects. Because of its history and geography, Mokhavia's culture has been influenced by the traditions of the adjacent area's various Slavic and Germanic peoples.

There are cultural differences among various regions of Mokhavia, especially minor differences in dialect. Minorities, some of which have a status recognised by the state, such as the Apsan and Haydag people, maintain their cultural identities within Mokhavia. Many Mokhavians are emotionally connected to the countryside and nature, as large-scale urbanisation is a relatively recent phenomenon.

Mokha dancer from the coastal echin region dressed in an outfit common for the 19th and 20th century

Music

Mokhavia is big in preserving culture trough music, which shows with a lot of the newer pop and rock bands inplemending folk instruments and/or songs/tales into their music. In mokhavian folk, Monophony and Template:Wo are common, while common folk instruments are mainly flutes, drums, Jew's harps and Rattles, and in some regions string instruments like the Tovshuur, Bağlama are common, the Gaida has also made itself present with the imigration of the Haydag from the south.

Literature

Art

Media

Architecture

Mokhavia, for the majority of it's history, has never had big cities, but rather towns at most, the Apsans were the people in Mokhavia to use stone buildings untill the 16th century, before which the Mokhavian Architecture had mainly consisted of wooden buildings, while the tents they lived in were made from lether and cloth. Totem polls are a signature structure of Mokhavian culture, in resent years the styles of more modern buildings have been influenced by various longhouses with elements of totem polls for decorations.

The Apsan archetecture consists of stone houses and towers on hill and mountain valleys, they are famous for their towers, which have a grim usage, as they exist only due to the blood-fueds of the people.

Holidays

Cuisine

Sports

References

  1. This name is discouradged due to it showing balatant preference to the Mokha people
  2. 1 ŧ equals 0.40$
  3. Central Argis Time, aka UTC-2
  4. Mokhavia allows capital punishment in several forms.