United Republic of Navack
Motto: "Forent står vi sammen, splittet faller vi"
"Together we stand, divided we fall"
Anthem: Et nytt moderland
"A New Motherland"
Location of Navack (green)
|Recognised national languages||Glanish|
|Recognised regional languages||Andish|
|Government||Federal presidental republic|
|Helle Schanke (Social Liberal Party (Navack))|
• Vice President
|Oskar Barsness (Social Democratic Party (Navack))|
|Chamber of Deputies|
• Unification (as United Kingdom of Navack)
|19th May 847|
• Unification (as UKL)
|22nd July 1668|
|1st January 1900|
• Proclamation of the Republic
|11th April 1921|
|214.734 km2 (82.909 sq mi)Total area does not include the island of Ostry|
|73/km2 (189.1/sq mi)|
|GDP (nominal)||2017 estimate|
|$864,3 billion (19)|
• Per capita
|HDI (2016)|| 0.95|
|Time zone||UTC0 (West Asuran Standard Time)|
|Date format||dd ˘ mm ˘ yyyy|
Navack (Newreyan pronunciation /ˈnævæk/; Navish Navak pronounced /nɑ:vɑk/), officially the United Republic of Navack is a sovereign state whose territory comprises the central portion of the Lhedwinic archipelago plus the remote archipelago of Sturhlund. Navack has a total area of 115.252.000 square kilometres and a population of 15.705.768 (as of January 2017). The country shares border to the north with Glanodel, Crylante to the south, and the Lhedwinic strait to the east, with Newrey on the other side. The Navish population is mostly located on the southern most part of the country, where some of the most important cities in Navack can be found. Navack is geographically separated into four main regions: the mountains in the north, the great fields in the middle-south, the Elv Corridor in the south, and the Andish peninsula in the northwest.
North Asuran peoples have inhabited Navack since prehistoric times, emerging into history as the Mænish Tribes (Senterstammer), the Sodish Tribes (Sødstammer), the Fiskish Tribes (Fiskstammer), and the Andish. Central-eastern Navack is predominantly agricultural, while the north is heavily forested. Today, Navack is a federative presidential republic, with a president, elected every four years, as head of state and government, like its Lhedwinic neighbors. The capital city is Berke, and the most populous city in the country is Brestrand. Legislative power is vested in the 213-member bicameral congress. Executive power is exercised by the government chaired by the president, recently elected Helle Schanke. Navack is a federative state, currently divided into 12 states, 180 municipalities, the oversea territories of Sturhlund, and Ostry.
The Navish state was poperly unified in 847 CE, following the Trinity War. The unification was followed by the crowning of the Berkish King Olaf IV, whom became known as Olaf IV, the Unifier. During the beggining of the 11th century, Magna-Navack (as it was known at the time) get involved with some conflicts, including the Newreyan-Navish War, and the conflicts over the Andish Peninsula, which ended with the annexation and creation of the Protectorate of Andiland. During the 17th century, the Lhaeraidh crusades over Lhedwin forced a reaction from the Navish Kingdom, which at the end was able to succesfully defend Nausikka, creating right after the Nothern Asuran Commonwealth, that would later become the United Kingdom of Lhedwin. Navack became an independent nation in 1900 after the Millennial Peace. However, the recently re-established monarchy was soon deployed by the Republican Revolution of 1921. The current Navish state, however, was only formed the New Democracy Era, which followed the falling of the last communist government in the country in 1972.
The country maintains a combination of market economy and a Lhedwinic welfare model with universal health care and a comprehensive social security system. Navack has extensive reserves of petroleum, natural gas, minerals, lumber, seafood, fresh water, and hydropower. The petroleum industry accounts for around a quarter of the country's gross domestic product (GDP). On a per-capita basis, Navack is one the world's largest producer of oil and natural gas.
After the end of the Red Scare and the Red Era, Navack began to reattach ties with other Asuran nations. It is a full-member of the Commonwealth of Democratic Nations (which includes membership on both Aeian Community and Drago Entente), the Lhedwinic Council, the Aeian Environment Agency, the Aeian Public Health Organization, and the World Educational and Cultural Organization (WECO). It has the world's fourth-highest per capita income and ranks highly in numerous metrics of national performance, including quality of life, health, education, protection of civil liberties, economic competitiveness, equality, prosperity and human development.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Government & Politics
- 5 Sub-divisions
- 6 Economy
- 7 Infrastucture
- 8 Culture
Historians estimate that proto-Lhediwinic people first occupied current Navish territory around the 9th century BCE. The oldest human found, however, was located a few miles north of Damp, buried at the bottom of the Andish Mountain range in the state of Andiland, dating back to the 17th BCE. It is estimated by historians that by 90 CE, there were approximately 35,000 people who lived in Navack, divided over more than 20 smaller tribes.
Despite the elevated number of early tribes, the proto-central-Lhedwinic tribes started to concentrate themselves into bigger communities, giving birth to what is known nowadays as the first four proto-central-Lhedwinic conglomerates: the Mænish Tribes (Senterstammer), the Sodish Tribes (Sødstammer), the Fiskish Tribes (Fiskstammer), and the Andish. Each group of tribes had their own culture and way of living. The Mænish Tribes lived between the Lilla river and the Hvit river, stretching their domain all the way to what is today the Navish border with Glanodel. The Sodish Tribes, for instance, occupied all the area south of the Lilla river and the central plains. The Fiskish Tribes occupied all northern Navack, stretching all the way from the beginning of the Andish peninsula to the border with Glanodel. Anyhow, the Andish occupation of the peninsula dates all the way back to the 17th BCE, and since then, the Andish people had lived in peace, using the natural barriers as a form of isolation.
The Mænish and the Sodish tribes were constantly fighting each other over the fertile lands along the Lille river. Most borders inside a conglomerate were from agreements made between the smaller tribes’ leaders. The borders between the conglomerates were unstable, as the border tribes were constantly fighting for land; usually, the landmarks would determine the borders.
Historians believe that each conglomerate had its own dominant tribe. The Bærkish tribe dominated the southern tribes, as they had full control over both Rød and Blatt rivers, an important passage from the extreme south to the rest of the territory. The Ossians controlled the entrance of the Lille river, giving them all the control over the transport across the Lilla and all the way to the Trelv and Mindre rivers, near the border with Glanodel. On the other hand, the Sandish had the control over the north due to the good location; as the north gets extremely cold for the extreme northern tribes, they were not able to develop as fast as the Kirkes, who became known for their quality ships and fishing activities.
Central Lhedwinic Kingdoms
United Kingdom of Lhedwin
Great War and Independence
Republican Revolution of 21
Red Era & New Democracy
The Navish territory is in northern Asura and it can be found in two different imaginary regions: under and above the Artic line. The country occupies the central portion of the Lhedwinic archipelago, sharing land borders with Crylante to the south, and Glanodel to the north. The country also owns oceanic archipelagos such as Sturhlund and Ostry. The geography of Navack is diverse, ranging from high mountains to flatlands.
The country is the second largest nation in Lhedwin, behind only Glanodel, with a total area of 215.234 km², including the island of Ostry. Navack comprises two different time zones, from UTC-1 in Sturhlund and Ostry; UTC 0 (Lhedwinic central time) in the whole mainland Navack.
The Navish topography is diverse, ranging from high peaks to low flatlands. The territory is fairly divided between the higher and the lower parts. For instance, all the extension of land from the south of the Lilla river is flatland. The north portion of the country is where almost all the mountain ranges can be found, such as the Andifjeldene in Andiland, Sørfjeldene along the border with Glanodel, and the Gutenheimen in Kirkeberg. The Krylanfjeld is the only mountain range found bellow the Lilla river, which stands along the border with Crylante. The tallest peak in Navack is the Kongespiggen, with 2.469 meters.
Navack has a dense river system, most of them originating from the Gutenheimen mountain rage. The land is mostly made of hard granite and gneiss rock, but slate, sandstone, and limestone are also common, and the lowest elevations contain marine deposits. Because of the North Rennekan Stream and prevailing westerlies, Navack experiences higher temperatures and more precipitation than expected at such southern and eastern locations, especially along the Lhedwin Channel coast. The mainland experiences four distinct seasons, with colder winters and less precipitation inland. The northernmost part has a mostly maritime Subarctic climate, while Sturhlund and Ostry have an Arctic tundra climate.
The population of Navack, according to the 2016 census made by the Navish Institute of Geography and Statistics (NIGS), was of 15.705.768 habitants (18,8 per square kilometer), with a proportion between men and women as 0,86:1 and over 75% of the population living in the cities. The population is strongly located in the central states (9,6 million), followed by the southern states (2,5 million), and the northern states (2,1 million). However, even though the region is the least populous, the largest states in terms of area are the ones in the northern region.
The Navish population had a significative growth between 1970 and 1990, as the boom in the economy caused by the oil industry made possible the investment in social politics and increase of quality of life. However, the populational pyramid of the nation has start to turn, as couples are less likely to have a child. Nowadays, couples have 0,89% of chance of having their first child, as during the ‘50s, couples had over 1% of having their first two children and around 0,92% on having the third. The life expectancy has also grown exponentially since the late 1970s; in 1978, the life expectancy was of 54 years old, as of today it has grown to over 80 years.
The biggest urban agglomerates of Navack, according to the estimative made by NIGS as of 2016, are the metropolitan regions of Berke (2.316.600), Hudenholm (2.041.749), Høulding (1.709.965), Brestrand (918.159), and Aanvobar (894.836). All the capitals are the biggest cities of each state, with the least populated being the city of Velbri (4.172), capital of Sturhlund.
Government & Politics
Crime and law enforcement
Navish enjoy the third-highest GDP per-capita among Asuran (after Crylante and Glanodel), and the fourth-highest GDP per-capita in the world. The standard of living in Navack is among the highest in the world. Navack is constantly ranked as one of the wealthiest and best countries to live in Aeia. Navack is a member of the Commonwealth of Democratic Nation, thus member of the asuran free-trade zone, making it possible to easily export Navish goods such as timber, automobiles, general services, and especially oil and natural gas. Such condition made it possible for Navack to establish itself as an economic powerhouse in northern Asura. The Navish currency is the Navish Skillingr, which is pegged at approximately 0.85ʂ to one USD, being the most valuable currency in Lhedwin and one of the most in all Asura.
The Navish economy is an example of a successful Lhedwinic Welfare System. Navack is a mixed economy; it is a prosperous capitalist welfare state and social democracy country featuring a combination of free market activity and large state ownership in certain key sectors. Public health care in Navack is free, and parents have 52 weeks paid parental leave. Navack has an unemployment rate of 3.6%, with 72% of the population aged 15–74 employed. People in the labor force are either employed or looking for work. 9.5% of the population aged 18–66 receive a disability pension and 32% of the labor force are employed by the government. The hourly productivity levels, as well as average hourly wages in Navack, are among the highest in the world. The egalitarian values of Navish society have kept the wage difference between the lowest paid worker and the CEO of most companies as much less than in comparable Aeian economies. This is also evident in Navack's low Gini coefficient.
The Navish economy is characterized by its large oil and natural gas sector, as well as its renowned automobile and naval industry. The country is richly endowed with natural resources including petroleum, hydropower, fish, forests, and minerals. Large reserves of petroleum and natural gas were discovered in the 1970s—specially around the archipelago of Sturhlund area, which led to a boom in the economy. Navack has obtained one of the highest standards of living in the world in part by having a large amount of natural resources compared to the size of the population. In 2015, 29% of state revenues were generated from the petroleum industry. In 2015, the 10 biggest Navish companies were Petrønav (oil production), Navair (airline company), Givenchi (automobile company), Inbasel (bank), Navannkraft (energy), Nordslåd Komp. (steel production), Konet (Telecommunication), Luksus (ship production), Blatt Airlines, and Melby Couture (clothing brand). The Navish state shares a large ownership position in some key sectors such as oil production, steel production, energy production, and telecommunication. Through these big companies, the government controls approximately 28% of the stock values at the Brestrand Stock Exchange. When non-listed companies are included, the state has even higher share in ownership (mainly from direct oil license ownership). Navack is a major shipping nation and has the world's 4th largest merchant fleet, with 1,346 Navish-owned merchant vessels.
Tourism is a crescent sector in the Navish economy. Navack is one of the most famous destinations in both northern Asura and Lhedwin, receiving millions of tourists every year. Tourism in Navack contributed to 5.4% of the gross domestic product as reported in 2016. Every one in fifteen people throughout the country work in the tourism industry. Tourism is seasonal in Navack, with more than half of total tourists visiting between the months of May and August. In 2015, 8,828,771 foreign tourists visited Navack, a 8.3% increase over the previous year's figure of 8,154,436.
The main attractions of Navack are the varied landscapes that extend across the Arctic Circle. It is famous for its bird-indented coastline and its mountains, ski resorts, lakes and woods. Popular tourist destinations in Navack include Berke, Brestrand, Harhalsen, Hudenholm, Elborg and Helsingfors. Much of the nature of Navack remains unspoiled, and thus attracts numerous hikers and skiers. The fjords, mountains and waterfalls in Western and Northern Navack attract several hundred thousand foreign tourists each year. In the cities, cultural idiosyncrasies such as the Holmenkollen ski jump attract many visitors, as well as science abilities and cultural learnings and things such as Almånbryggen in Harhalsen and the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Berke.
The culture of Navack evolved as a result of its sparse population, harsh climate, and relative isolation from the rest of Asura. It is therefore distinct from other countries in Asura in that it has fewer opulent palaces and castles, smaller agricultural areas, and longer travel distances. Regionally distinct architecture, crafts, and art are presented in the various folk museums, typically based on an ethnological perspective. Navask Folkemuseum at Blåttøya in Berke is the largest of these.
Media and communication
Among famous Navish singers, some of the most famous are guitar player Tomas Brunn, Andish folk rock band Nomads of Summer, winners of Aeiavision 2018, the DJ duo Limitless, formed by Elias Saether and Roy Alden, grandson of Matias Alden, member and co-founder of the legendary disco group Memo. Memo was one of the first pop music bands in Navack who were achieved world-wide fame and are still among the most famous bands in Aeia of all time. Because of Memo, Navish disco and electronic music became extremely famous world-wide. The band was also the winners of Aeiavision 1975, with their hit “Oyonax.”