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Kingdom of Rinava
Rinavské Královstvo (Rinavan)
Königreich Rinau (Dolch)
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Flag
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Coat of arms
Motto: "Král. Svornosť. Bratstvo."
"King. Unity. Brotherhood."
Anthem: "V Roku 1826"
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Location of Rinava in Argis
Capital
and largest city
Kalava
Official languagesRinavan
Recognised regional languagesDolch
Ethnic groups
(2020)
73.9% Rinavans
20.5% Dolch
2.2% Ustokans
2.1% Litts
1.3% Others
Religion
(2020)
Demonym(s)Rinavan
GovernmentUnitary constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Jelena II
• Prime Minister
Martin Sidor
LegislatureParliament
National Council
National Assembly
Establishment
• Unification of Rinava
960
• Independence from Ahrana
1826
• First constitution
1851
Area
• Total
91,340 km2 (35,270 sq mi)
Population
• 2020 census
11,071,984
• Density
121/km2 (313.4/sq mi)
GDP (nominal)2023 estimate
• Total
289.2 billion AD$
• Per capita
26,120 AD$
Gini (2022)Steady 29.2
low
HDI (2022)Steady 0.884
very high
CurrencyRinavan Tolar (RNT)
Time zoneUTC-1 (DIT)
Date formatdd.mm.yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+622
Internet TLD.ri

Rinava, officially the Kingdom of Rinava (Rinavan:Rinavské Královstvo) is a landlocked country located in Central Argis, bordering Lusuviya to the west, Dazhdinia to the south, Walneria to the south-east and Littland to the north. Its territory spans 91,340 km2 and hosts a population of more than 11 million. The capital of the country is Kalava, which is also the largest city, followed by Kelpurk and Jelšava. Rinava is a democratic constitutional hereditary monarchy with a parliamentary system.

History

Bronze Age

During the Bronze Age, the geographical territory of modern-day Rinava was home to several tribal cultures. While there is an absence of written records from this era, excavations of local hill forts and burial mounds document the substantial development of trade and manufacture during that period. High-quality bronze weapons and tools were found along with a diverse array of jewelry and coins. Of special note is jewelry made of amber, hinting at a potential trade route passing through this territory, connecting the Amber Lake with civilizations further south, along the Green Sea.

Yasic settlement

Yasic tribes started to arrive in the area of modern-day Rinava at the end of the 6th and beginning of the 7th century from the west, through the area that would later become Lusuviya. These tribes settled mostly in valleys, particularly along the Nava River and its tributaries. There they built fortified settlements, independent from one another, and each ruled by its own ruler called vladyka. Major settlements were the ones at sites of present-day Hromov, Kalava, Ojvín, Stolec, and, especially, Jelšava. During the 7th century, the settlements in northernmost regions suffered from frequent conflicts with Littish tribes.

The oldest written source for this era is the Velmud's Chronicle, which was written in the 10th century by a monk called Velmud of Stolec and mostly focuses on the exploits of Jelšavan vladykas. However, the historical authenticity of his accounts is being questioned by modern scholars. One of his apocryphal stories describes the origin of Rinavan guard dogs and how they become symbols of both Jelšava and its ruling family by alerting the settlement of an impending raid of a rival vladyka's army.

Jelšavan Kingdom (960-1526)

The beginning of the 10th century started a period of centralization when many of the smaller settlements became vassals (whether willingly or through conquest) of one of the more powerful vladykas, who soon started to claim ducal titles. The largest confederation was built by Duke Radovít of Jelšava, who gained control of the entire central highlands and Nava basin, while the northern lowlands came under the influence of the Duchy of Hromov. In 958, with the successful Siege of Hromov, Radovít managed to unite the two duchies.

Ogvin dynasty (1520-1826)

Second Kingdom of Rinava (1826-1968)

Royal dictatorship (1968-2019)

Return of democracy (2019-present)

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