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Rhava


Socialist Republic of Rhava

   共和社會主義茹令
Cộng hòa Xã hội chủ nghĩa Rhavanăm
Rhavanese Flag.png
Flag
Rhava Emblem.png
Coat of arms
Motto: "tình yêu kiên trì thay đổi
"Love Perseveres Change"
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StatusIndependent State
CapitalRhavapura
Largest cityChó Vàng
Official languagesNalinese
Recognised regional languagesHuang, Anglish, Mandurae, Nhai, Kedani, Lan
Ethnic groups
60.02% Thông
13.54% Tonmai
9.02% Thale
5.98% Lan
2.10% Khmeng
2.00% Huang
0.34% other
Religion
73.7% None
14.3% Buddhism
6.04% Catholic
5.02% Orthodox
3.00% Daranuism
2.04% Other      
Demonym(s)Rhavanese, Rhavan
GovernmentOne-party communist republic
• Head Councilman
Pen Ping
• Acting President
Dại Sy
• Vice President
Kẹo B. Gòn
• Madame Secretary
Chantrea Ponagar
• Chairman of National Assembly
Rỗ Meng
LegislatureNational Assembly
Establishment
• Establishment of Sukhmeng
c. 5th century BC
• Yellow Empire takeover of Rhava and the start of the Nian Dynasties
1008
• Three kingdoms period
1234
• Han Dynasty (First Dynasty)
16 July 1266
• Trịnh Dynasty (Last Dynasty)
7 December 1482
• Colonization of Rhava
29 February 1625
• Nayasarri's Revolution (People's Revolt of 1782)
16 June 1782
• Formation of the Naga Kingdom (Constitutional Monarchy)
10 October 1782
• Great Alharun War
1 September 1948
• Rhavanese War
27 March 1973
Area
• Total
240,000 km2 (93,000 sq mi)
Population
• 2020 census
39,000,000
GDP (nominal)estimate
• Total
$540 billion
• Per capita
$14,210
CurrencyRhavanese San (日) (SAN)
Time zoneUTC -3
Date formatyyyy年mm月dd日
Driving sideright
Internet TLD.flg

The Socialist Republic of Rhava (Rhavanese language: Rhavanăm, [ɹavanəm] Speaker Icon.svg ) is a country in Southeast Alharu. It is located in the Northeast of the Alharun island chain, and is divided into 24 provinces, 9 territories, and 1 municipality covering 240,000 square kilometers, with a population of about 39 million inhabitants, making it Alharu's third-most populous country. Rhava shares a border with Yeosan to the west; whilst maintaining maritime borders with Đảo Thận through the Rùa sea. Its capital is Rhavapura and its largest city is Chó Vàng (Chow Chó).

Archaeological excavations indicate that Rhava was inhabited as early as the Paleolithic age. The ancient Rhavanese nation; Sukhmeng Bhavapura, which was centered on the Yellow River valley and nearby coastal areas. After the fall of the kingdom in 1465 BC, Rhava was ruled by 3 clans. Eventually the Yellow Empire invaded Rhava, putting Rhava under its control for 2 decades. The three kingdoms period followed the Clan period, and Rhava was separated into the states of; Tau, Azari, and Ongan. Then the Han dynasty united Rhava, and for a couple centuries a dynastic cycle began. In the 1600s Rhava was colonized by Salvia, and put together with other states around it. In 1782 Lady Nayasarri led the Peoples Revolt, where the nation took control of colonial outposts, eventually declaring the nation independent. Following colonization, The Naga Kingdom formed (Phayā Nokor), a constitutional monarchy. The Naga kingdom participated in a couple international conflicts. The kingdom was reasonably powerful, thanks to Salvian advancements in the country, and the rapid industrialization that took place. One major conflict the kingdom participated in was the Voltan Civil War, where they supported the democratic side. During the Alharun war Salvia invaded Rhava in an attempt to secure the island. Fulgistan is a counterattack took the north dividing the country in half. An attempt to take over Rhava sparked the communist revolution, which gained speed in the north. After the war, the country was separated into the democratic south, and communist north along the 6th parallel by wurld powers. Conflicts intensified in the Rhavanese War, which saw extensive western intervention in support of the Republic of Rhava, while the FASR supported the Democratic Republic of Rhava, which ended with North Rhavanese victory in 1973, and the signing of the Synthe accords.

After North and South Rhava were reunified as a communist state under a unitary socialist government in 1973, the country became economically and politically isolated until 2007, when the Communist Party initiated a series of economic and political reforms that facilitated Rhavanese integration into world politics and the global economy. As a result of the successful reforms, Rhava has enjoyed high economic growth rate, consistently ranked amongst the fastest growing economies of the world.

Rhava is a developing country in southeastern Alharu, and seen as one of the larger socialist states of Eurth. Rhava is a part of several major international and intergovernmental institutions or groupings including LAANN, EOS, and the Wurld Congress.


Etymology

Rhava's name comes from the early version of Rhavanese culture and the Rhavanese-Huang mix language known as Lan. Rhava's direct meaning has been lost to time, the only documented papers showing the name is from the Săm Dynasty in 2400 BCE. Though the name was quickly forgotten as the Yellow Empire quickly tried to takeover Rhava, and renamed the region to 日国 in standard Huang, which directly translates to Sun Kingdom. This name might be from the hot sun that always was there during their conquests, or the yellow rice fields of the central kingdom, or the sun being held by the elephant on Rhava's flag. Eventually Rhava was reintroduced to the country, by Nayasarri in a rallying speech. In the language of Nhai, Rhava is referred to as Rhavanăm. Most Rhavanese cities and features are named in Tiếng Đẹp.

History

Prehistory

The first Rhavanese kingdom was built in 4000 BCE. The city's name was Sukhmeng Bhavapura, or Sukhmeng. The city was built on the yellow river in a heavily lush and defendable valley, located in central Rhava. Sukhmeng quickly grew its influence across the region putting down outposts that would develop into cities. 3 dynasties rotated power through history in the empire. The Tây Dynasty from 3943-3108 BC. The Săm Dynasty from 3108-2430 BC. And the Hạ Dynasty from 2400-1465 BC. In 1465 BC, Bạch Đầu Sơn erupted, burying Hueon, the current capital of Sukhmeng in ash. 3 clans took power in the chaos of the kingdom, in anarchy. The Dại clan, Rô Mây clan, and the Mễi clan. After the fall of the Hạ dynasty in 1465 BCE, the three clans split the empire in 3, separating the empire into north, middle and south. Also during this time of turmoil, a group of separatist from the mainland of Alharu settled in the north-western province of Thaboul and founded the city of Al-Cedaan

Dynastic Rhava

In 1008 CE the Yellow Empire invaded Rhava and tried to take over the western part of the island where the clanate kingdoms were. Deciding that the clan leaders were ineffective, the people removed the clans from power and elected a dynastic line named the Trần dynasty. The war lasted for 12 years, with the empire only gaining a sliver of the north, which is no longer part of Rhava in the present day. The Yellow Empire however distributed a lot of Huang culture throughout the kingdoms in it's campaigns. For the next 5 years the Huang people were assimilated into the population. Then, in 1025 CE the Yellow Empire conquered most of the island Putting Rhava under its control. The dynasty was banished, where they quickly raised a resistance in the south of Rhava, where vied for control of the land. For over a century Rhava became under Yellow emperor's control, with the kingdom being referred to as Riguo, or Dōng Yeo (Đông Veo). A king oversaw the clans ruling, and he was labelled the Nian king. Eventually, the Empress Lin-Chi defeated the Nian king, and removed Huang troops from Rhava. 

In 1234 CE the kingdoms rebelled into the states of Tau, Azari, and Ongan. They constantly fought over resources, jade in particular, which was a want from other countries and was sold for high prices. Tau, Azari, and Ongan fought over everything, to the extent of which months each kingdom got to be visited by traders. The states of Tau, Azari, and Ongan always wanted their own things, and didn't like the idea of sharing with the others, and because of this they became very isolated.

In the 1300s, the Han the conqueror unified the states, and lead the country into a golden age. Minh Han was raised in a small town near Chó Vàng. He had one brother, a mother, and a father. He created an era of greatness for the unified country. There was an age without credit, and science and healthcare both exploded in the country, trade with the outer wurld boomed, with materials like jade and palm oil being sold as high prices throughout the continents of Alharu, Argis, and Europa. This is also the first time that the country recognized itself as a unified Rhava.

The Han dynasty continued for another few emperors, before the Lỹ dynasty began. The Imperial Palace at Nhà Rộng, the seat of power for most dynasties, began and finished construction between the rule of Vu Lỹ III and Vu Lỹ IV. After the Lỹ dynasty, came the Phạm dynasty. King Dương Phạm conquered the northwestern Kedani sultanate, though Rhava only held the sultanate for a couple years before the neighboring state annexed the Kedani territory. After those dynasties, the Nguyễn and Vịt Ao dynasties followed.

Following the Ngọc dynasty, came the Phan dynasty, where the largest naval Rhavanese invasion of the began. Over 1000 boats embarked across the straight between Rhava and Thannam the capital, and took it in under 2 weeks. The Trịnh dynasty followed in the 1482, with western forces showing up more and more in Kings Corner and Yanseng island.

Colonization

In the 1620s, the Salvians arrived on the Rhavanese coast, where they erected a trade post in Goc Cua province, also known as Kings Corner. This trade post was named Las Piñas, and connected Salvia to Rhava and the Kidney islands. By 1623, they began landing in the Rhavanese Makkong delta but were forced to leave because of Rhavanese persistence to keep these "strange" people's off their land. The Salvians had less interest in the territory than they did of the Kidney Islands, which might of been another reason they did not pose much of a threat. After having successfully settled the northern island of the Kidney islands they set their eyes on the southern most island, however it was owned by the Rhavanese. Realizing this the Salvians started a campaign on Rhava, taking Thannam, and then moving on to mainland Rhava, which Salvia called Nalin (Nhà Linh). The Salvian quickly overtook the Rhavanese military, annexing Rhava in under two months pushing the previous monarchy past the Rhavanese border into the dense jungles south of Chó Vàng to regroup.

The Salvian empire ruled in absentia, a governor was put in charge, and his name was Joaquín Rawiri. With the colonization of Rhava, it brought new religions to the country including Catholicism. Catholic churches were raised in most cities, with Steeple Hijos de Dios in Chó Vàng. The city had a massive revamp, with Salvian culture and catholicism updating the city to a modern version. To this day it is seen as a mini Salvia in Rhava.

The Naga Kingdom

Alharun War

Rhavanese War

As tensions rose between the Democratic Republic of Rhava and the Republic of Rhava, war became ever so visible. The communist north gained allyship with Fulgistan and Yeosan, which would supply resources and troops throughout the war, while western countries supported the democratic south. In 1967, talks between the two governments were held in the middle kingdoms, however nothing was accomplished, with the meeting ending with a armed standoff. Tensions rose even higher when in 1969, the north annexed the middle kingdoms. Immediately the Republic of Rhava denounced this, and the south sent their troops to the border. The north sent their's in response. Again, there was another peace talk, this time in Thannam. To no avail. In early March of 1970 the Democratic Republic of Rhava marched into the Calico Jungles, and took the city of Manaw. With the overwhelming strength of the Federation of Alharun Socialist Republic, the army was able to take most of the southern border relatively quickly. In late 1970 the first confrontation between both armies began, over the city of Quây Yuán. The siege lasted 5 days with neither side gaining ground, eventually the north was able to overwhelm Republic forces, and the city was lost. Throughout the next 2 years the north continued to gobble up city after city, with the south not being able to help them. In 1973 the northern forces reached the capital of the south, Chó Vàng, only to realize there was no way through the mountains that surrounded the city. A 5 day journey began with the tanks and soldiers climbing the snow capped mountains, over half of the army died on the trek. Then the battle of Chó Vàng began, with many citizens attempting to leave the country through boats. Most boats did not make it to international waters however. The Synthe accords were signed in late 1973, ending the Rhavanese War.


Geography

Yam Tọc Waterfall in northern Rhava
Sampan floating through the Calico Jungle

Rhava is located on an island created by a volcano (白頭山 locally known as Bạch Đầu Sơn) approximately 82 million years ago. Its geography is quite drastic as its landscape ascends from sea level to around 5000 metres.

The location of the island that hosts Rhava is close to Alharu and the Yellow Empire which caused many conflicts between Rhavanese natives and the invading Yellow Empire. The country's location also caused an influx of trade from Europa, because if its proximity to the path to Alharu and the Turtle Sea. The location of Rhava also caused earlier colonization.

The Rhavanese Sea northeast of Chó Vàng
Yanseng island off the coast of Kings Corner

Rhava can be divided into 3 regions; the north, the middle, and the south. The north is a mountainous region, with the scenic Chanh Lê mountain range, and many lush valleys and crashing rivers. The north also has the largest and only cedar forest on the island, which is a source of mysticism with Tonmai and Khmeng ethnic groups. The north is also home to the largest waterfall in Alharu, the Yam Tọc Waterfall. The Central region is has more agricultural provinces, with many steppe farms dotted throughout the region. Most of the countries produce comes from this part of the island. The south hosts the largest rainforest on the island, the Calico Jungle. The jungle is known for the calico textile made in the region, hence the name. The south is the region hit by the most deadly monsoons in the country, with over 2 ft of rain everyday during monsoon season. The south hosts the Chanh Xung mountain range, known as the sister range to the Chanh Lê. Rhava as a whole sports white sand beaches and sapphire waters, dotted with forested islands. The lowest point in Rhava is sea level and the highest point is the peak of Bạch Đầu Sơn.

About 60% of Rhava is forested, with the rest being cities. Most of Rhava's population lives in the city. Rhava is made up of 24 different provinces, 9 island territories, and 1 municipality.

Biodiversity

Rhava is filled with many different animals and plants, living in all sorts of ecosystems. Rhava sporting the biggest jungle on the island, as well as being mostly separated from the other islander countries by mountains, Rhavanese flora and fauna have evolved separately from the rest of the species.

Rhavanese fauna have adapted in the Rhavanese lands to many different environments, including icy peaks, sweltering jungles, and warm seas. Rhava's national animal is the Rhavanese Dolphin. Rhava's national flower is the buttercup, and the national bird is the cardinal.

Urban Areas

Demographics

Rhavanese woman in traditional Áo dài and Nón Lá
Khmeng people, in traditional garb

The Rhavanese peoples are divided into many different ethnic groups. In Rhava, most people are Thong speaking Nhai Rhavanese, one of the main ethnic groups of the island. The Rhavanese people, are also referred to as the Nhai, and make up most of the urban populations.

Besides the main Rhavanese population, there are also other Huang minority groups from Batengdei and neighboring Yeosan. There is also a group from Marenesia named the Thale, which came to present day Sambal Bokur province during the Vịt Ao dynasty. Another group came from the Ygros sea, called the Tonmai. Both groups are major ethnic groups in Rhava, with limited rights, and make up about 15% of the national assembly.

Also outside of urban areas, there is an ethnic group referred to as the Khmeng. the people are believed to be descendants of the original indigenous peoples of the kidney islands. There are approximately 819,000 Khmeng in Rhava, and small groups in Yeosan and Đảo Thận, as well as Fulgistan.

Politics

The Rhavanese government is separated into 3 different branches. The Council of 6 decides who rules the country, and fact checks and chooses who is president. While the people are able to nominate senate members, the president has the final call on who enters and exits the senate (national assembly). The senate votes on bills which are either approved or denied by the president. The senate chooses who is in the Council of 6. Though this may seem like a fair system, the Council of 6 only chooses leaders who will put people in congress who will not remove the council members. Though there have been many acts of defiance and petitions from the people, there has not been much change. Most people in the Rhavanese government are part of the Socialist Party of Rhava.

Military

Economy

Culture

Music and Art

Rhavanese music has a unique kind of sound using regional instruments like đàn tranh, trống cơm, and gamelans as well as more jazz instruments like the saxophone. Rhavanese art is much more reserved than other Alharun arts, with less colors used, and detailed mountains and trees, and mostly the environment around the painter.

Folk Tales

A favorite Rhavanese story that is used to scare children in to obedience, is the Mudhredra. In Rhavanese folklore, it is a mythical beast that will take the form of something you love, and lure to the sea, and then drag you into the depths. Sayings like, "if you don't do your chores, we will tell the Mudhredra where you are" are very common. Another Rhavanese myth, is the love story between the god,Tâm and the goddess, Hương. This myth is about the journey of love, and how love perseveres change. In 2012, a take on the story by Andrea Delacruz won the Alharun International Story Contest (AISC).

Cuisine

Rhavanese cuisine

Sports

Football is the most popular sport in the country, with many gatherings during UENA wurld cups. The Rhavanese national team is the Rhavanese Dolphins. Martial arts is also very popular in Rhava, with Kung Fu being widely taught in most curriculums nationally. The Rhavanese people also enjoy tennis, swimming, and hockey despite the tropical climate. Another popular sport across the country is sailing, with community boating places seen in every urban center.

References

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