Grand Duchy of Polnitsa
|• Grand Duke||Louis Ferdinand I|
|• Chancellor||Alice Hospod|
|• Legislature||National Council|
|• Total||31,744 km2 (12,256 sq mi)|
|• Density||124/km2 (320/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CBT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CBST)|
|ISO 3166 code||GA-PO|
Polnitsa (Polnitsan: Polnitske Wulkowójwodstwo; Gariman: Großherzogtum Polnitsa) is a state of Garima. It is located along Lake Kupalnitsa, and is bordered to the north by Ostrozava. Polnitsa has been in a personal union with the Electorate of Morinia, a neighboring state of Garima, since 1706. Polnitsa became a state of Garima, in 2008, following a popular referendum.
During the Early Medieval period, Polnitsa was established as a tributary to XXXX. In 1499, a revolt led by local nobleman Boleslaw Lȇsorn succeeded in achieving independence from XXXX, and became the first Grand Duke of Polnitsa. The House of Lȇsorn ruled Polnitsa for the next two centuries until it was followed by the House of Moricia, who ruled neighboring Morinia. A personal union between Morinia and Polnitsa was established in 1706 with the marriage of Maximilian I, Elector of Morinia and Catherine, Duchess of Polnitsa. Various attempts were made to centralize the two realms throughout history, though faced hard resistance from factions in both countries and Garima. Polnitsa's status as an independent realm has long been challenged, most recently during the Milostian-Polnitsan War in XXXX, where the country was occupied by Milostian forces until they were driven out by an allied coaliton of Belisarian states. Currently, demilitarized border zone exists between Polnitsa and Milostia.
While sharing the same monarch, Morinia and Polnitsa remain two separate states in Garima under a personal union, with the Grand Duke of Polnitsa ruling as the Elector of Morinia under the King of Garima. Its legislature and most ministerial offices have been controlled by a coalition of the League of Democrats and Farmers and the Green-Socialist Alliance, since 2015.