Nyantastan

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Commonwealth of Nyantastan

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Motto: "United we stand!"
Anthem: United We Stand, Divided We Fall
CapitalArkos
Official languagesAnglish
Recognised national languagesNyantan
Ethnic groups
Nyantastanian, Pelecenian Valerian and Walardarian
Governmentfederal parliamentary republic
• President
Evie Aksoy
• Chancellor
Nyanta Akamura
LegislatureHouse of Commons
Federal Council
Federal Diet
Area
• 
287,700 km2 (111,100 sq mi)
Population
• Census
9,998,791
• Density
34.8/km2 (90.1/sq mi)
GDP (nominal)estimate
• Total
191 billion
• Per capita
19,105
CurrencyCommonwealth Crowns
Time zoneUTC 0
Driving sideright
Calling code+22

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Etymology

The Ethymology of the Word can be found in a mix of old Geltic and Norse. "Nyantan" meaning Many or Countless and the "Stan" meaning Great or Strong. So Nyantastan can be roughly Translated as Many are Strong. Or Great are the Countless.

Geography

Nyantastan is located on Argis. The country covers an area of around 287,700 km² and borders the Republic of Fina and Ulfheimr. The climate is cold, with more humid climate in the early seasons. The capital city is Akaros.[1]

Mainland Nyantastan comprises an extensive range of natural variation, given its moderate size, including both terrestrial, marine, limnic and snow and ice ecosystems. Major landscape types include inland hills and mountains, vast forests, inland valleys, inland plains and coastal fjords and mountains. Natural vegetation in Nyantastan varies considerably, as can be expected in a country having such variations in latitude.

History

Nyantastani Tribes

The Nyantastani Tribes are thought to date back around 2000 BC. As Part of a Geltic Tribe, they Settled in the Unknown Region. They settled mostly on the Coast, where they could easily access nearby Fish reserves and could find plenty of wood. With the Establishment of a Small Settlement called Arkos. The stepping stone to Nyantastan as we know it today was made. This small Tribal Settlement quickly grew to a Village due to its excellent access to the Ocean and Nearby Streams, the Countryside of Nyantastan could easily be foraged by its People. With the Arrival of the Norse People around 1500 BC from Ateenia the Nyantastani became a mixed and Diverse Culture. With its Unusual open and Trade Focussed Nature, the Port Village quickly grew to a city. With the Help of the Norse People, Nyantastani People Conquered the Ocean's and Rivers better than ever. Through Their Quickly Growing Merchant fleet, they became the Major Supplier in the Area. Around 500 BC, the Small Kingdom of Arkos formed. But on the Contrary to its Neighbors, Arkos was not a Jarldome but a real Kingdom. The Origin of how this Event came to be is lost in time, but the Newly Established Monarchy quickly used its vast resources to build up the Infrastructure of the City and expand its Military might in the Region.

Powerhouse in the Region of Nyantastan

Through the accumulated wealth by trading, Arkos was growing even Stronger in the Region. Neighboring Jarldomes and City States were envying the wealth of their People. And Many Migrated to the city of Arkos. The Kings of Arkos used their vast resources to Hire Mercenary's and build up a Formidable Fighting force. With these Forces the 8th King of Arkos Ingolf Nordlund conquered three nearby City States in the War of Leysall 375 AD - 377 AD, The Battle of Pewell 390 AD and the Battle of Ockron 395 AD. With this, Nordlund went down in Nyantastani History as the Warrior King of the Three. With his Conquest of the Major City Competitors in the Region, Arkos grip on the Coastline of Todays Nyantastan was firmly Securde. But the other Kingdoms and Jarldoms didn't stand idly by. They made their own moves. With the integration of the City States into the Kingdom was no other than his Son Olov Nordlund entrusted. The 8th King died in 420 AD, and his Son Olov took over as 9th King of Arkos. In his Life-time, Olov mostly solidified the Might over the Region and conquered another city state in the Sieg of Anssey in 450 AD. With this, Arkos was Firmly on the Way to Conquer the Entire Region. But it had a Fair Share of Competitors

Declaration of a Nation

Portrait of Torhild the Great founder of Nyantastan

With the Growing Power in the Region and Only three Competitors Left, Arkos and its People felt ready to finally conquered their Lands. The 36th in Succession to the Arkos throne and the first Queen of Arkos, Torhild Nordlund, wanted to go down in History. With the Establishment of the Largest Army Arkos had ever seen, the Preperations for the Great Conquest of the North Began. Around the 16th Century, the first War broke out. The War against Valeria through a Smart war, she Tricked the Valerian Allie Pelecena to betray the Valerian's and bring a swift victory to the war. The War for Conquest of Valeria 1620-1623 only took Three Years thanks to the help of Pelecena. Trough Cunning and Brilliant Strategies, Torhild brought the more inexperienced Pelecenians to do much of the fighting against Valeria whilst Arkos only used troops in limited numbers to ensure Pelecenan Victory. With this Tactic and a Much Larger Army, it took only about two years of Fragile Peace for Arkos to declare war on their Allie. This time fighting against the last two Regional Powerhouses, the Kingdom of Pelecena and the Jarldom of Walarda joint forces to protect themselves against the Might of Arkos. Whilest the Forces of Pelecena were quickly defeated due to the previous war and the small number (1625-1626). The Walarda hold on much longer. Their Famouse General Hallr Jargerson applied a mix of Cunning Strategies with the Clever Usage of Guerilla Tactics and the knowlege of the Land. Arkos had to withdraw and hold its new Possesions in Pelecena for Ten years. In this Period, Hallr harrased the Queen's defences. After the Period, a Young general by the name of Gunne hämnd. The young general learned under the Queen and was a brilliant strategiest inspiered by the Stories of Old. He lured Hallr into a dense Forrest, where he ambushed his forces and inflicted heavy Casualties on Hallr`s Army (Battle of the White Forrest, 1638). He woud never recover from this Defeat, and the Army's of Arkos quickly defeated the remaining forces of Walarda. The Conquest of Pelecena and Walarda (1625-1639) Seald the Fate of the Region. Now not a small Kingdom but a Nation, the Queen thought about a way to United the new Kingdoms into one Nation. And so in 1645 one year before the Death of Torhild the Great. She Proclaimed the Nation Nyantastan. The Ethymology of the Word can be found in a mix of old Geltic and Norse. "Nyantan" meaning Many or Countless and the "Stan" meaning Great or Strong. So Nyantastan can be roughly Translated as Many are Strong. Or Great are the Countless. And so the Nation of Nyantastan was founded.

Warring States Period

One of the many battles in the Era

After the Founding of Nyantastan the Queen Suddenly died. Without a Clear heir, the Newfound kingdom quickly lost its power. With the newly Conquered Lands barely integrated in the fine-tuned machine of the old Kingdom of Arkos. Cracks began to show. After the discovery of one of Torhilds Son Iver. And with no better option to find an heir, the First King of Nyantastan, Iver Auzoux took the Throne. At the beginning, celebrated by the Nobel's of the Conquered Lands and cities thanks to his limited connection to the Old line of Nordlund. But the Incompetence of Auzoux soon showed. He striped most of the Nobles their Power and gave it to entrusted Servants of his Court. These Servants soon ruled their own Part's of the New Nation. Some of them hungry for Power cemented their power in those regions. Whilst the Power from the Once so Glorious Capital soon faded. With less and Less Power, Iver became more and more Desperate. Quickly earning the Popular Nickname Iver the Idiot. In Rage, he did unreasonable things and allowed the now called krigsherre to build up their on standing Army's. After an Assassination Attempt Against Iver that failed, the Nation got into a downward spiral of sudden Events. The Strongest Krigsherre gather their courts and assembled their Army's to expand power Hungry and to overthrow the Auzoux Dynasty. Iver never Appeared Weaker, and so the Period of the Warring states broke out. The Country firmly in the Hands of a brutal Civil war, Nyantastan went through dark times. The Sudden Rise of Krigsherre in the country lead to the biggest war the Country had ever seen. This Period lasted till the Akamura Krigsherre finally overthrew the Auzoux Dynasty, who at this point were merely a Hostage to whomever held the Capital City of Arkos. Akamura used his newfound increase in power to form powerfull alliances and friendships that gave him the oppertunity to Unify Nyantastan once and for all. With this and with his very short rule over Nyantastan (2 years) he became the Unifier of the Country. After sorting his things, he gave way to let his Son who he teached and consulted to rise to the Throne. Not as King, but as Emperor. And so the Empire of Nyantastan was proclaimed.

Isolation and Build up to the Great War

Artwork that catches the quick Progression of Nyantastan

After the trying times and focused on the Rebuild of a once great Nation, a Period of Isolation and Peace began under the New Emperor's. In these Times the Empire grew in Strength and rebuild its nation, with the Power now firmly in a Strong Dynasty the Country could Prosper and Opposition was quickly and effectively suppressed. After two or more Decades, real Fanaticism broke out for the Emperor who ruled. The People thought of them as chosen by the Gods. With this cult around their Personality, the new Emperors used it to their advantage and united the Nation under them. With this the and the very Strict Isolation of the Country the once most important strength of the Country, its Trading and Attractiveness for Foreigners faded. With this Isolationist Policy, Nyantastan lost a lot of Technological and Cultural development. With the sudden stop of Foreign Trading and the Interest of Nations in the Region to keep that Trade flowing. Some Nations tried multiple times to break the Isolation. But only one succeeded. [Placeholder] came with a much better equipped and technological superior fleet and Army. And after a short Siege and a Skirmish, the Emperor had to accept that they revoke the policy. Humiliated by [Placeholder] they quickly set everything in Motion to once again claim their strength. Nyantastan Modernized Quickly and to the Dismay of their Warrior Classes who already were in decline after the Warring State's period was over but would now be abolished completely. With the Nyantastani Army and fleet modernized, the Dispread Warrior rebels were annihilated and the Nyantastan set eyes on what it had neglected for far too long. A Country that quickly developed and modernized wanted to be Part of the Wurld. Not seen as Second Class and disrespected and forced to submit by other Powers. With the Growing Tension in the Region, the Emperor's eyes were set to bring Nyantastan to former glory and beyond


First Argic War

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Aftermath of the First War

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Second Argic War

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Birth of the Commonwealth

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Politics

Government

President

Nyantastan is a federal parliamentary republic. Its head of state is President Evie Aksoy. The Commonwealths head of state is the Federal President. As in Nyantastan´s parliamentary system of government, the Federal Chancellor runs the government and day-to-day politics, while the role of the Federal President is mostly ceremonial. The Federal President, by their actions and public appearances, represents the state itself, its existence, its legitimacy, and unity. Their office involves an integrative role. Nearly all actions of the Federal President become valid only after a countersignature of a government member. The President is not obliged by Constitution to refrain from political views. He or she is expected to give direction to general political and societal debates, but not in a way that links him to party politics. Most Presidents were active politicians and party members prior to the office, which means that they have to change their political style when becoming president. The function comprises the official residence of Whitmore Palace. All federal laws must be signed by the President before they can come into effect; he or she does not have a veto, but the conditions for refusing to sign a law on the basis of unconstitutionality are the subject of debate.

Chancellor

Leader of the Executive branch and Head of government is Chancellor Nyanta Akamura. The Chancellor (federal chancellor) heads the House of Commons (federal government) and thus the executive branch of the federal government. They are elected by and responsible to the House of Commons, The Commonwealth´s parliament. The other members of the government are the Federal Ministers; they are chosen by the Chancellor. The Chancellor cannot be removed from office during a four-year term unless the House of Commons has agreed on a successor. This constructive vote of no confidence is intended to avoid a similar situation in which the executive did not have enough support in the legislature to govern effectively, but the legislature was too divided to name a successor. The current system also prevents the Chancellor from calling a snap election. The chancellor appoints one of the federal ministers as their deputy, who has the unofficial title Vice Chancellor.

Ministries

  1. Commonwealth Foreign Office.
  2. Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. (The Commonwealth all over the wurld: The Foreign Office, located on the Pelecena Marketstreet in Arkos, and its network of diplomatic missions around the globe shape Commonwealth foreign policy. This includes the analysis of world politics and crisis management on an international scale, the protection of human rights and the promotion of cultural exchange.)
  3. Federal Ministry for Employment and Social Affairs. (Fair and healthy working conditions, social security and more employment – these are the goals)
  4. Federal Ministry of Education and Research. (Knowledge and the willingness to experiment form the foundations of the future)
  5. Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. (The family enjoys the special protection of the state.)
  6. Federal Ministry of Finance. (The keeper of the budget: Every year, the Commonwealth Ministry of Finance calculates the budget of the Federal Republic and coordinates the wishes of the individual governmental departments with the Chancellor)
  7. Federal Ministry for Health. (Live a healthier, more active and longer life - that should be possible for each and every one of us.)
  8. Federal Ministry of the Interior. (Its most important responsibility, is to protect its citizens, the country’s internal security. It is also responsible for the civil service and emergency aid. And it is in charge of the protocol for state visits and official festivities.)
  9. Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection. (Law is the foundation of a free, democratic society. The Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection is responsible for legal policy.)
  10. Federal Environment Ministry. (What does the Commonwealth do for climate protection? How can energy remain affordable?)
  11. Federal Ministry of Transport and digital Infrastructure. (The Federal Ministry of Transport and digital Infrastructure is responsible for transport infrastructures on a federal level. As the federal government‘s most important investment department, it creates structures for greater mobility and safety in traffic or more liveable cities throughout the Commonwealth.)
  12. Federal Ministry of Defense. (The Federal Ministry of Defense is the supreme federal authority in all issues concerning defense and the armed forces. It heads the air force, the army, the navy and the central medical services.)
  13. Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. (More growth, higher employment, greater innovation.)

Legislative

The Legislative branch is formed by the House of Commons. It consists of the Federal Council (upper house) and the Federal Diet (Lower house).

Federal Council

The Federal Council participates in legislation, alongside the Federal Diet consisting of directly elected representatives of the Commonwealth people. Laws that affect state powers, and all constitutional changes, need the consent of both houses.The political makeup of the Federal Council is affected by changes in power in the states of the Commonwealth, and thus by elections in each state. Each state delegation in the Federal Council is essentially a representation of the state government and reflects the political makeup of the ruling majority or plurality of each state legislature (including coalitions). So the Federal Council is a continuous body and has no legislative periods. For organizational reasons, the Federal Council structures its legislative calendar in years of business , beginning each year on 1 November. Each year of business is congruous with the one-year-term of the presidium.

Federal Diet

The Federal Diet is the Commonwealth´s federal parliament. It is the only federal representative body that is directly elected by the Commonwealth people. The Members of the Federal Diet are representatives of the Commonwealth people as a whole, are not bound by any orders or instructions and are only accountable to their electorate.

The Federal Diet has several functions. Together with the Federal Council, the upper house, the Federal Diet makes up the legislative branch of the Federal Government. The individual states (Country´s) of the Commonwealth participate through the Federal Council in legislative process similar to an upper house in a bicameral parliament. The Federal Diet and Federal Council work together in the lawmaking procedure on the federal level. The Federal Diet also elects and oversees the chancellor, The Commonwealth´s head of government, and sets the government budget.

Elections

The Commonwealth uses the mixed-member proportional representation system, a system of proportional representation combined with elements of first-past-the-post voting. Every elector has two votes: a constituency vote (first vote) and a party list vote (second vote). Based solely on the first votes, 299 members are elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post voting. The second votes are used to produce a proportional number of seats for parties, first in the states, and then on the federal level. Parties can file lists in every single state under certain conditions – for example, a fixed number of supporting signatures. Parties can receive second votes only in those states in which they have filed a state list

Political parties

  • The Social Democratic Party of the Commonwealth (SDPC) — (Social democracy)
  • The Greens — (Green politics)
  • Holy Democratic League (HDL) — (Liberal conservatism)
  • The Left — (Democratic socialism)
  • Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) — (Classical liberalism)
  • Nyantastan Peoples Party (NPP) — (Nyantastan nationalism)

Judicial

The Commonwealth´s legal system is a civil law mostly based on a comprehensive compendium of statutes, as compared to the common law systems. In criminal and administrative law, The Commonwealth uses an inquisitorial system where the judges are actively involved in investigating the facts of the case, as compared to an adversarial system where the role of the judge is primarily that of an impartial referee between the prosecutor or plaintiff and the defendant. In the Commonwealth, the independence of the judiciary is historically older than democracy. The organisation of courts is traditionally strong, and almost all federal and state actions are subject to judicial review.

Judges follow a distinct career path. At the end of their legal education at university, all law students must pass a state examination before they can continue on to an apprenticeship that provides them with broad training in the legal profession over two years. They then must pass a second state examination that qualifies them to practice law. At that point, the individual can choose either to be a lawyer or to enter the judiciary. Judicial candidates start working at courts immediately. However, they are subjected to a probationary period of up to five years before being appointed as judges for life.

The courts are characterized by being specialist, regional, and hierarchically integrated at the federal level. There are five basic types of courts, plus the Federal Constitutional Court and the Country´s constitutional courts:

  • Ordinary courts, dealing with criminal and most civil cases
  • Administrative law courts
  • Tax law courts
  • Labour law courts
  • Social law courts
  • Constitutional law courts, focusing on judicial review and constitutional interpretation

The main difference between the Federal Constitutional Court and the Federal Court is that the Federal Constitutional Court may only be called if a constitutional matter within a case is in question (e.g., a possible violation of human rights in a criminal trial), while the Federal Court of Justice may be called in any case. Only the Constitutional Court can declare an Act of Parliament invalid.

The Federal Constitutional Court is the supreme constitutional court. The sole task of the court is judicial review, and it may declare any federal or state legislation unconstitutional, thus rendering them ineffective. In this respect, it is similar to other supreme courts with judicial review powers, yet the Court possesses a number of additional powers, and is regarded as among the most interventionist and powerful national courts in the wurld. Unlike other supreme courts, the constitutional court is not an integral stage of the judicial or appeals process (aside from in cases concerning constitutional or public international law), and does not serve as a regular appellate court from lower courts or the Federal Supreme Courts on any violation of federal laws.

The court's jurisdiction is focused on constitutional issues and the compliance of all governmental institution with the constitution. Constitutional amendments or changes passed by the Parliament are subject to its judicial review, since they have to be compatible with the most basic principles of the Basic-law code, those being the principles of human dignity, unalienable human rights, democracy, republicanism, social responsibility, federalism and separation of powers.

The court's practice of enormous constitutional control frequency on the one hand, and the continuity in judicial restraint and political revision on the other hand, have created a unique defender of the Basic-law code given it a valuable role in the Commonwealth´s modern democracy.

Foreign relations

At the moment the Commonwealth doesn't uphold any Foreign relations.

Military

The Commonwealth Defence Forces are governed by the Federal Ministry of Defense, which is the supreme federal authority in all issues concerning defense and the armed forces. It heads the air force, the army, the navy and the central medical services.[2]

Economy

WIP.

The Nyantastani Industry focuses primarily on its Wood industry and the manufacturing of its vast timber Resources. To be added, the grand coastline supplies the Country with excellent Seafoods.

The Biggest Industry in the Commonwealth is here by the Furnishing Industry with VPWNF taking a near monopoly on the Furnishing Market. While other Companies like Fix Homes are expanding in the relatively new prefabricated house sectors. Other Companies Focus on the Manufacturing of Wood in a more abstract way. One of the biggest Companies that operates the Saw Mils to cut the Wood is Chainsaw Charlie. The recent Government relaxed some regulations for the Production of Wood based Chemistry and Chemicals like Cellulose. One of the biggest Producers in the Growing Industry is Brunswick Inc. While PP (Pelecenian Paper) is the Largest Domestic Producer of Paper and Paper related Products. With its vast Coastlines, the Nyantastani are blessed with a rich variety of seafoods. Some of the Biggest Companies here are the  Aberg Seafood Company and the Östberg Fishing Company. While other Sectors like the Financial Sector are under a slower Development where the Commonwealth national bank holds the sole Monopoly. Whilst it's under heavy Regulations, some other Financial Companies and Banks recently showed up, promising a once again Competitive Market. The Gastronomy industry is thanks to the Seafood industry in full swing and will hopefully grow even more. Sectors like Heavy Machinery grow Naturally to accompany the big Wood industry. While the Telecommunications industry is in firm Hands of few very Professional Companies. 

Companies

  • Chemicals

Brunswick Inc

  • Paper Packaging

Pelecenian Paper

  • Building Products:

Chainsaw Charlie Crown Cement Fix Homes

  • Paper & Forest Products

Pelecenian Paper Chainsaw Charlie

  • Aerospace & Defense

Commonwealth Armament

  • Trading Companies & Distributors

Crown Logistics Marcus Simonsson forwarding agency

  • Automobiles

Crown Motors

  • Food & Staples Retailing

Aberg Seafood Company Östberg Fishing Company

  • Banks

Commonwealth national Bank

  • Telecomunication:
  • Nyantastan Telegraph & Telephone Corp Short NTT

The NTT wants to be the best in mobile communications, regional communications, long distance and international communications ,and data communications as well as system development ,and finance. "If you want to Contact someone we make it happen" -NTT Slogan Headquarters: Arkos

  • Manufacturing:

Spread all over the wurld, we have a passion for home furnishing and an inspiring shared vision: to create a better everyday life for the many people. Our Goal is to offer a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low, that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. Headquarters: Ormsdalr -Pelecena Assembly: Gautland - Wlarda Shipping; Akros- Nyantastan

  • Motor Vehicles:
  • Mud turtles INC.

Mud turtles Inc wants to be the wurlds leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives Headquarters: Gautland-Wlarda

  • Hydropower/Supplier of Energy:

Pure Water Technologies

Demographics

The demography of the Commonwealth of Nyantastan is monitored by the Federal Statistical Office. According to the most recent data, The Commonwealth´s population is 9,998,791 (29 October 2021)

  • Ethnic groups: Nyantastanian, Pelecenian Valerian and Walardarian
  • Official languages: Anglish
  • Recognised national languages: Nyantan

Culture

Commonwealth society is based on equality and individualism. The people are proud of their nation and its accomplishments. Lagom, which means “not too much, not too little…just right” is a word often used and heard in the Commonwealth. The People also have a profound respect for integrity. Although they may appear to be reserved and shy at first, they have a great sense of humor and caring.

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