Nykia’s Noble Confederacy of Mambomharaivhu and the Vhan
Map of Noble Nykia
• Monarch of Mambom
• Monarch of Vhan
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Noble Nykia is a country on Eurth.
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- (W)azanika -> Nykia.
- In nearby Memopotamia, the Sahrabic name for this ancient country was Šurūq (شروق).
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The Nykia Confederacy is split between two subnational countries. Mambomharaivhu which takes up the entirety of the mainland of Nykia. And Vhan, the island within the Rivdon bay separating the Nykia Confederacy and Faramount. The North-West and Eastern thirds of the mainland are covered in Savannah grasslands, with the central third made up of a mixture of Savannah woodlands and recently deforested grasslands.
The island of Vhan as well as the northern coast below Vhan on the mainland are covered in nationally protected rainforests, although much of it has been deforested in the past and in the modern day for the use of tropical cash crop plantations. The capital, Musha, is located south-east on the coast.
Nykia is one of the newer nations within Azania. It became an independent nation only recently.
- Nykia is home to some of the oldest settlements made by humans that archaeologists have found. In February 2020, Walnerian archaeologists from the University of Tyrámen published their findings of ancient rock art with anthropomorphic figures. The rock paintings were made with red dye. The drawings show a buffalo head, a giraffe head and neck, cows, and what looks like an outrigger canoe. The paintings are estimated to be about 15,000 years old. Archaeologists think that these paintings might show a religious ritual.
- 820-750 BCE: Archaeological finds have found a possibly ancient state dating to the Azanian Iron Age from around 750 BCE to 820 BCE.
- Since early in the first millennium BCE, merchants and travellers from the Meteorolas and the Orient have visited the Azanian coast.
- 12 CE: Much of its history were cycles of unification under a Himaya (Tributary Empire), followed by collapsing. The first Himaya was established under Sekai the Tall in 12 CE.
- Nykia was a popular destination for Sahrabic traders to buy slaves and ivory. The island of Vhan was even taken as a part of the Sultanate of Abanitum, when Abantine interests in Nykia began to increase.
- From 1600 to 1700 the Mambomharaivh Kingdom began to rapidly rise in power due to strategic political haggling and the adoption of drill military from northern Europa, eventually conquering all of the western Nykia by 1850.
- 1890: The current confederation was established in 1890 made up of the Vhan and the western half of Mambomharaivhu.
- 1900s: Durign the mid-late 1900s, the current state became a significant player in Azania, across southern Europa and northern Marenesia. During this period, it conquered the eastern two tributaries from Norrium in the Azanian Wars.
- 2000s: Nykia only fell in power in the early to mid 2000s Great Europan Collapse. However, Nykia is one of the few nations on the continent that did not fall to civil war or coups. Instead, it remained a key regional balancing force against the Occidental countries such as Tagmatium, Adaptus, and Great Anglia.
- 2010s: The rise of Atheism in the 2000s and 2010s has led to widespread protests for true democracy within the nation. This resulted in the nation’s external power becoming paralysed. The most recent conflict happend in 2019, when riots in the capital of Musha eventually led to mass arrests, deaths of both protestors and police. The Metropolitan Police Headquarters was set on fire, although the bulding sustained only superficial damage.
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The Nykia’s Noble Confederacy of Mambomharaivhu and the Vhan. Known informally as the Nykia Confederacy.
The government of Nykia is split between the Mambom Government and the Vhan Government, with both under a confederate statute. The current Monarch of Mambom is Aleksande I, famous (or infamous in some circles) for being only half-Mambom, his mother the cousin to the high standing Tagmatine Minister $PersonName.
The Mambom Government is a Himaya Government (Tributary Empire), with five Tributary States (“Vanamambodiki” or “Little Kings” in Mambom). The Mambom Government is unicameral, with the main governing body being the “Ducal Chamber / Dukes’ Chamber” made up of twenty-two appointed Dukes/Vanamambodiki. Twenty of the Dukes are appointed by the Monarch and distributed to the 5 tributaries according to their populations, and two representatives from the Vhan Government. Every six years, the Ducal Chamber elects an Imperial Counsellor as a direct advisor to the Monarch.
The Vhan Government is bicameral and is more akin to a traditional Azanian/Europan kingdom led by Monarch Malofhanngwe / Malofhan. The government is broken up into the Commoner’s Chamber and the Nobility’s Chamber, akin to the Anglian Governments (English/UK Parliament).
Although political parties are banned within the Nykia Confederacy, there are three distinct political factions:
- the Blues (Royalists, largest faction),
- the Reds (Socialist-Republicans, large faction primarily controlled by the growing Atheist community) and
- the Yellows (Spiritual-Republicans, small faction).
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The main exports out of Nykia are coffee, tea, and Paluvian cocoa beans, along with the largest exporter of Sorghum and pumpkins on Eurth.
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The flag features a water vase used by the Shona women, often carried on the top of the head.