Republic of Rohini
Map of Rohini
|Recognised national languages||Anglish|
• Colony of Orioni
• Republic established
|13,713 km2 (5,295 sq mi)|
• 2018 census
|123.37/km2 (319.5/sq mi)|
The Republic of Rohini is a island located in the North Oriental Ocean on Eurth. It is an old nation, yet at the same time also very modern. The relatively unknown island in northern Thalassa has always known a shaky balance between ethnic and religious groups.
The name Rohini comes from the Old Buranic word Rhûn (east), in relation. The island sometimes also called Ositäinen.
The Rohinese territory is situated in the Oriental Ocean on the northwestern area of the Thalassan continent. The Rohni or Rohini River begins in the Kagiu Hills and flows south through Vali, ending in the Oriental Ocean. The highest point on the island is Mount Tofuji at 1641 metres (6383 ft). Major cities include Vali (capital), Koli, Sakia, Kagiu and Ningma.
- 2nd Century
- Archaeological evidence indicates the earliest habitation of Rohini dates to around 300 CE, probably by settlers from the Orient.
- 7th Century
- The local Rohinese believe that an Empress of Orioni once came here and established a temple to worship in Amisti. In 1794 a hoard of Orinese coins dating to approximately 700 CE was discovered in cave near Lake Kagiu. The coins were supposedly left on Rohini by the Orinese. In 1936 the archeologist A. W. Brøgger described it as an example of long-distance exploration.
- 16 February 1634
- The navigator Captain Ortega arrives on Rohini. Subsequently, the island was claimed for the Orioni Empire. A lighthouse was built as an aid for sailors.
- Suppression of a revolt on Rohini island. In order to calm the situation, the empress granted a number of concessions, including the establishment of Rohinese schools, the end of conscription, and suspension of taxes for five years.
- Decolonisation of Rohini island and independence as a republic.
- Rohini was the scene of ethnic riots when poor Rohinese set fire to Orinese stores and businesses. The ruling Nationalist Party of Rohini (NPR) subsequently launched the New Economic Policy (NEP), a kind of positive discrimination that had to give the Rohinese majority a place in the business world and gave priority to universities.
Rohini stopped being a single-party state in 1982 when Commonist Workers Party (CWP) was allowed to participate in local elections. Political reforms during the 1990s relaxed the NPR's hold on power. During the 2000s the country faced a major political challenge: for the first time since independence in 1949, the ruling NPR party was expelled from power through elections, when a governing coalition was formed between centre-left parties.
Political power lies with the presidency and the branches of government. Their power is based on a system of constitutional monarchy inherited from the Orinese colonizers with a proportional representation system. After it was granted independence from Orioni in the 1940s, Rohini has had 5 elected presidents. Presidents are limited to a maximum of 2 terms, for a duration of 6 years per term.
Political parties: Nationalist Party of Rohini (NPR) Centre-left coalition Oriental Movement for National Integration (OMNI)
|№||Portrait||Name||Took office||Left office||Party|
|Independence from Orioni in 1949|
|1||Mr Alcide Indoro
|1949||1961||Nationalist Party of Rohini (NPR)|
|2||Mrs Petra Asini
|1961||1973||Nationalist Party of Rohini (NPR)|
|3||Mr Paulo Olonini
|1973||1985||Nationalist Party of Rohini (NPR)|
|4||Mr Uro Cecini
|1985||1997||Nationalist Party of Rohini (NPR)|
|5||Mr Avery Versari
|1997||2009||(Coalition was formed between centre-left parties)|
|Re-admission into Orioni as semi-independent province|
|1||Mr Hakim Memiri
|2009||2015||Oriental Movement for National Integration (OMNI)|
With 1,7 million inhabitants, the Republic of Rohini is not immediately a major power in North Thalassa. Until the 1980s, Rohini was a largely agricultural country with tin mines and limited oil. The financial industry was not yet developed. The fact that most residents spoke Oharic was a major international advantage.
But since the 1980s, under the direction of president Uro Cecini, the nation has been part of the economically fast-growing "Thalassan Tigers" such as Andalla, Sunset Sea Islands and Giokto. This is largely thanks to its location on the strategically very important northern archipelago between Europa and Argis. President Cecini, who governed the nation between 1985 and 1997, pushed the country towards great economic development. But he tolerated no criticism, neither domestic nor foreign.
Rohini has advantageous tax and finance laws. It features in systems to use neutral nations with such laws to gain access to valuable foreign currency. The headquarters of RITZ is located in Vali. The Rohini International Trade Zai or Zaibatsu was nationalised in 1949 when the nation became independent from Orioni. The government globalized its financial powers and expertise to create an economy based on offshore finance. The creation of shell corporations enables the purchase and sale of goods and currency.
Rohini has three stations on the national train line, which connect Rohini East, Rohini West and Vali metro. The island is connected by air to major nations in Europa, Thalassa, including Orioni, Sunset Sea Islands, Andalla, Iverica and many more places.
The dramatic landscape of Rohini, with its soaring cliffs, has drawn visitors to this remote island in the North Oriental Ocean for decades. But recent times have seen a sharp acceleration in tourist numbers, with an annual increase of 10% over the past five years. This increase is taking its toll on the island's natural environment. It has led to a recent decision to close popular tourist spots for non-residents while maintenance crews tend to damaged sites.
As per the 2018 census, Rohini had a total population of 1.691.876 of which 52% were males and 48% were females. The rate of literacy in Rohini was 75,28%.
The population is very diverse: around 60% consists of mostly ethnic Rohinese who are culturally and ethnically related to Orinese. The distinction grew during the colonial era when the Orinese took over current Rohini. In addition, Rohini has a very large Orinese minority (more than 22%) that is mainly active in the business world. A third group are immigrants from Thalassa.
Rohini is known for its cultural heritage and became a centre of education after independence. The national library has helped many researchers with its rich collection of rare books. Rohini cuisine is famous for its various seafood restaurants.
- Project O-Mēga (22 November 2018)