|Anthem: "Yn ús dellingen blau" (Ruvian)|
(English: "In our blue valleys")
Location of the Ruvian Autonomy within Littland
|Sovereign state||Republic of Littland|
|Treaty of Kehlborg||1702|
|First Ruvian Council||1809|
|Autonomy Established||1 August 2004|
and largest city
|Government||Devolved region within a parliamentary republic|
|10,939 km2 (4,224 sq mi)|
• 2021 estimate
|205/km2 (530.9/sq mi)|
|GDP (nominal)||2020 estimate|
|26.62 billion AD$|
• Per capita
|Gini (2021)|| 31.8|
|HDI (2018)|| 0.724|
The Ruvian Autonomy (Ruvian: Ruvii Selsbestjoer, Littish: Ruviske Selvstyre) or simply Ruvia, is an autonomous region of Littland since 2004. It is inhabited by the Ruvian ethnic group with the offical language being Ruvian. It covers an area of 9,596 square kilometers (3,705 sq mi) and has a population of 2,248,000 as of 2021. Ruvia is situated in the southern part of Littland, located along the Memmert Mountains. Over 32% of the population lives in the capital city of Nebel, where the Ruvian Council, acting as the regions parliament, resides.
The Ruvians have been under control of Littland since the Treaty of Kehlborg in 1702.
The Ruvians first started coming together to discuss their place in Littland in the early 1800's, culminating in the First Ruvian Council in 1809. The Old Council as it's known, declared at Ruvians were different than Litts and as such, should be treated as such and with respect, dignity and care. Since 1702 Ruvians had seen oppression by ruling Littish monarchs.
The Dark Decade saw Ruvians oppressed by the Nordskov administration, deindustrializating the area and ignoring Ruvian pleas for political influence. During the Littish Civil War, the Old Council split over the issue of Nationalism or Socialism, with member unsure whether Ruvians had a better future as an independent state or under a socialist, and thus perceived, more equal Littland. This is still a topic of discussion today.
After the Civil War, rights for Ruvians and the recognition of majority-Ruvian areas were incorporated into the Constitution.
In November 2003 a referendum for a new Constitution was held, with the major change being the establishment of a Ruvian autonomous region. The referendum passed with 68.6% voting for it and on 1 August 2004, the Ruvian Autonomy was established.
The Ruvian Autonomy covers an area of 9,596 square kilometers (3,705 sq mi). Over 32% of the population lives within the capital of Nebel. The Ruvian landscape is characterized by the Memmert Mountains, a mountain range that goes through a majority of the Ruvian Autonomy and parts of Littland. The highest point is "Sinneberch" (Sun Mountain) 793m above sea level, located north of Leens. The highlands of the mountains are drained by various smaller streams which runs into the Arup River.
The climate in Ruvia is similar to the rest of Littland, having a temperate climate with cold winters warm summers. Due to its mountainous terrain, on average the temperature is lower in Ruvia than the rest of Littland. A large part of Ruvia is covered in forest, with only around 30% suitable for large scale agriculture. Many natural resources can be found in the mountains, lignite, graphite and coal. Over 70% of electricity produced from coal in Littland comes from coal mined in the Memmerts.
The Ruvian Autonomy is governed in accordance with Section 70 of the Constitution of Littland, which guarantee the regions autonomy and the powers of the Ruvian Council and the Premier of Ruvia, who acts as the government. Additionally the 'Act on Ruvian Autonomy and Status in Littish Politics' from 2008 further grants the region lawmaking power within certain areas such as education, social affairs and environment. The Act also gave parties in the Council the ability to stand for Folkekammer elections without the need to go through the normal process Littish parties have to. This has happened a few times, with the National Party, Social Democrats and People's Party coming together to campaign as the Party for Ruvia, it currently has no seats in the current Folkekammer.
Since 2008 the Ruvian Autonomy has had its own flag and issued its own variant of the Littish passport. It also its own police force and law enforcement, but is a demilitarized area due to history of Littish oppression using the Armed Forces. Before conscription was abolished in 2006, Ruvians were exempt from military service but could still volunteer.
|Ruvian National Party
Ruvii Nasjonale Partij
Det Ruviske National Parti
15 / 45
|Centre-right conservative party.
In favor of staying with Littland.
|Roan Baarda||Sister party to the Christian Democrats|
|Ruvian Social Democrats
13 / 45
|Centre-left social democratic party.
In favor of staying with Littland.
|Lourens Sjoerd||Sister party to the Labour Party|
|People's Party of Ruvia
Folkspartij fan Ruvië
9 / 45
In favor of greater autonomy.
|Self Determination Party
8 / 45
|Catch-all nationalistic party.
In favor of Ruvian independence.
|Fedde Dieuwer||Sometimes called the Independence Party|
There are 14 municipalities in the Ruvian Autonomy. Over half of the population lives within the three largest cities, Borgsum, Leens and the capital Nebel as of 2021.
- Population: 727,871
- Population: 461,287
- Population: 240,524
- Population: 165,482
- Population: 105,687
- Population: 103.751
- Population: 78,514
- Population: 76,418
- Population: 70,139
- Population: 68,454
- Population: 68,258
- Population: 67,985
- Population: 59,784
- Population: 53,516
Most inhabitants speak Ruvian as their first language, with 81% in 2020. The language in public schools is Ruvian, with Littish being a secondary school language. Despite there being over 4 million Ruvians in Littland, only roughly 1.9 million of them live in the Ruvian Autonomy. The rest is scattered across Littland with a considerable Ruvian exclave in the capital of Kaslund.