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Republic of Nova Kovaria
Republik Niuwekovår (Tyrnican)
Motto: "Quaerere novos prospectus"
"Seek new horizons"
Atlas of Nova Kovaria
Map of Nova Kovaria
|Official languages||Rythenean, Tyrnican|
|Recognised national languages||Principean|
|Recognised regional languages||Baptistois Creole|
|Demonym(s)||Nova Kovarian or Kovarian|
|Government||Unitary parliamentary republic|
• Governorship of Nova Kovaria
|9 May 1799|
• First Nova Kovarian Republic
|30 September 1868|
• August Revolution
|10 June 1921|
|18,778.46 km2 (7,250.40 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
• 2020 census
|359.79/km2 (931.9/sq mi)|
|GDP (PPP)||2020 estimate|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2020 estimate|
• Per capita
|Gini (2020)|| 36.2|
|HDI (2020)|| 0.892|
|Currency||Nova Kovarian Note (₦) (NKN)|
Nova Koravia (Tyrnican: Niuwekovår), officially the Republic of Nova Kovaria (Republik Niuwekovår) is an island country located in the Rum Gulf. Its closest neighbor is Saint-Baptiste, with whom it shares the Rum Islands archipelago. It has a population of 6,756,433 people spread across 3 major and numerous minor islands. Its capital is Augusta on Aspire Island and its largest city is Freeport on Sainkt Mark.
Home to native peoples since at least the 1st century, Tyrnican and Rythenean settlers arrived in the early-mid 17th century, haphazardly establishing settlements on the archipelago. Slavery in the form of chattel slaves (from Idica) and indentured servants (from Auressia and, to a lesser extent, Surucia) arrived soon after. These institutions would result in a boom of cash crop and monocultural plantation farming, including sugar, coffee, and fruits. Cooperation emerged between the Tyrnican and Rythene populations, forming a distinct Nova Koravian identity. During the Tyrno-Rythenean Wars, the Rythenean controlled islands were taken and the archipelago was reorganized under the single Governor of Nova Kovaria. Tyrnican rule would last until 1854 when the islands were traded to Audonia for a long-term partnership. Turmoil in Aurdonia and unrest in the islands, however, would lead to independence in 1868 as the First Republic of Nova Kovaria. This republic would eventually fall to a coup in the late 1880’s before being restored during the August Revolution in 1921.
Nova Kovaria is a developed nation and has a broad manufacturing sector, including high-tech, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and industrial machinery industries. It also retains robust financial and service sectors, as well as an emerging spaceflight industry. Tourism is also a large industry, though it is highly localized and often not the focus of the nation. For the most part, agriculture has been superseded by manufacturing, and much of the islands’ food is imported. A lack of other natural resources has created a deficit to import the raw materials and basic goods needed for Nova Kovaria’s manufacturing. Fossil fuels, especially, are a significant portion of its international trade.
The name "Nova Kovaria" is a Latinization of "New Kovaar", and is the recognized Rythenean-language name for the nation. In Tyrnican the name is "Niuwekovår" which is a direct translation of "New Kovaar". The nation's name originally came from the charter establishing the Governorship of Nova Kovaria, which named the colony after old Kovaar in Tyrnica.
With the breakout of the Tea War, further unrest related to the solidification of the Nova Kovarian identity, and an increasing desire by Tyrnica to lure Audonia into a partnership, the Kovarian Agreement was signed in 1854. This agreement transferred the ownership of Nova Kovaria to Audonia in exchange for assistance in future conflicts.
Government and Politics
Nova Kovaria is a unitary, parliamentary, representative democratic republic as established by the Constitution of 1921. The Nova Kovarian Parliament is bicameral, divided between the 25 member Assembly, its upper house, and the 120 member Senate, its lower house, which form the legislative body. Members of the Assembly are elected directly by the voting population through instant-runoff voting, whereas Senate seats are elected according to party-list proportional representation. There is a 1% electoral threshold for parties to receive representation in the Senate. Assembly members are elected for staggered 8-year terms, with half of the Assembly up for election every 4 years. Since 1967, Assembly members have been restricted to a single term in office. Senate elections are nominally scheduled for every 4 years after a previous Senate election, though government can be dissolved early by a no-confidence vote by the Senate or a dissolution motion by the Assembly.
The president is the head of state and acts primarily in a ceremonial role, though they do carry the power to call for a referendum with a majority vote in the Assembly. They are elected directly by instant-runoff voting to a 6-year term, with no term limit. The Prime Minister is the head of government and is appointed by a majority of the Senate. Cabinet ministers are also appointed by the Senate and, alongside the Prime Minister, make up the executive body.
Nova Kovaria has a highly developed market economy primarily centered around manufacturing, services, and high-tech industry. Kovarian brands and companies, such as Apollo Computers and KM Pharmaceuticals, have become world reknown for their high quality goods. The nation is at the forefront of the growing commercial spaceflight industry, with both public and private organizations investing in the sector.
Kovarian investment into science and technology has given it international reknown for its software, communication, engineering, and other areas of research.