Qardania

The United Republic of Qardania

Flag of Qardania
Flag
StatusIndependent State
Capital
and largest city
Wartakk
Official languagesQardani
Religion
Varushi
Demonym(s)Qardari
GovernmentConstitutional Diarchy
• The Second Qardino of Qandri
Liboq Qandri (Patriarch)
Yalli Qandri Matriarch)
• Head of Government
President Vindios Tirr
LegislatureBicameral National Congress
Establishment
• Act of Unification
1689
• Republic
1822
Population
• 2018 census
92,000,000
GDP (nominal)estimate
• Total
$3.5 Trillion
• Per capita
$38,043
CurrencyKarda (QDK)
Time zoneUTC +7
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideright
Internet TLD.qa

Political System

The President

The President is the Executive Head of Qardania. The president is entitled to all powers granted him/her under Qardanian code and law, the president has the power to veto decisions by the National Congress, unless at least 60% of representatives and rinisters made the decision. The President is the head of the Qardanian armed forces. The President is answerable to the Qardino during times of impeachment or national crisis.

The District Governor

The District Governor is appointed by the President to play the role as Mayor of Wartakk, as well as to be able to appoint Ministers to the House on behalf of the Capital. The District Governor also acts as a representative for Wartakk in the National Assembly.

If the President were to resign, die in office or otherwise be removed from office, the District Governor would become President as well as continue his duties as District Governor for 6 months until an election can be organized, or just until the next election cycle, if it's less than 6 months away. The District Governor can also appoint a temporary replacement in this case if he so desired, and wanted to focus on running the country as President.

Provincial Governors

A Provincial Governor is the Executive official of a Province, and head of the Provincial government. They are entitled to certain powers given to them under Qardanian code and law. They are elected every 4 years, and have no term limit.

The National Congress

The National Congress is a bicameral legislative body which currently hosts 213 representatives and Ministers. 30 in the National Assembly. 183 in the House of Ministers. Very rarely does the entire congress meet as a whole, as 1 single house.

The House of Ministers

Provincial Governors appoint Ministers to The House of Ministers based on overall population, 1 Minister for every 500,000 people, regardless if they're citizens or Immigrants working to become citizens. To cut down the power of the capital (Wartakk) in political say, the amount of Ministers that are appointed by the District Governor are cut in half (rounded up).

The number of representatives used be based on every 250,000 people, but was changed in 1898 due to a rapidly growing population, and the overcrowding of the House.

The National Assembly

The National Assembly includes 2 representatives for each province, each one appointed by the Provincial Governor, and 2 more representatives from each province voted on every 3 years. In Wartakk, their power is once again halved, the District Governor becomes the representative for Wartakk in the Assembly, along with another representative elected by the city of Wartakk.

Election and Appointment Cycles

Presidential Election Cycle

Every 6 years. No term limit, unless approval rating falls below 30%, in which the President would not be allowed to run for re-election.

Provincial Governor Election Cycle

Every 4 years. No term limit.

National Assembly Election and appointment cycle

Every 3 years. No more than 2 consecutive terms for appointed representatives. Elected representatives have no term limit.

Officials

  • President Vindios Tirr
  • District Governor Terri Pojk
  • Provincial Governor of Grazza - Rennay Qei

Religion

The Varushi Faith

Creation

The varushi faith is based off the concept of balance and duality. In fact, the name comes from the ancient Kadrani word for “balance/order”. The Varushi Faith has a creation myth, where a being simply known as Qar was once mortal, and upon his death, his soul was in the most perfect state of order and duality that his soul contributed balance and order to the world, creating the cycles of Night and Day, the creation of man and woman, and the duality of the Sun and Moon. He was the First to live, and the first to die, creating the universal laws of Life and Death. Meaning that Life and Death are as important as the other.

Beliefs

The Varushi believe that Qar continues his mission of maintaining balance and order to this day. However, those who seek to also contribute to balance and order must do so in life, in order to be prepared to do so in death. If you lead an evil and wrongful life, you will contribute to war, crime, and famine after death. If you lead a good and peaceful life, you will contribute purity, dullness, and repetition. If you live a life that’s the balance of the 2, you might contribute attributes from both to the world, knowing when nations should fight, knowing who should live or die. Varushi is such a potent faith in Qardania, that symbols of Duality and order are seen in the modern nation of Qardania, and all throughout the history of the previous kingdoms and republics of Pre-unified Qardania.

The Qardino

The Qardino (Qar Sent) is the married religious and royal heads of Qardania who stand as symbols of unity and national identity. They are always a man and woman, keeping with the values of duality and order. Same sex relationships and marriage are extremely taboo amongst the Varushi, and it’s seen as unbalanced and unorderly. The Qardino can name a married couple as heir only if they are blood related. If the Qardino dies and they have no apparent heir, the ‘Wartakk Council of Clergy’ will democratically vote for a new Qardino, but the new Qardino must be married in order to be voted on, and must be willing. Contributing to the civic and spiritual duties that come with the title.

The Pavi Faith

The Pavi are an offshoot minority religion of the varushi, who instead of believing in order and balance, believe that Qar’s soul contributed chaos and conflict through achieving inner medium. They believe that this made Qar go mad with a split personality. They believe that the world must all be 1 thing or the other. The world must be united under 1 banner, with a strict set of rules and laws, or order must perish and leave individuals to their own devices. This leads to groups of militarist extremists and isolationists, who wish to keep to themselves, or it may also spur Purist nationalism, rebellion, and terrorism.

Religious breakdown of Qardania

75% Varushi (ranging from Moderate devotion to Complete devotion [Monks]) 12% Atheist/Agnostic 9% Christian <1% Pavi

3% Other