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Satavia

Republic of Satavia

Hennish: Republiek Satavia
Estmerish: Republic of Satavia
Flag of Satavia
Flag
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Coat of arms
Anthem: All Earthly Things Above
Alle aardse dingen hierboven
Location of Satavia, in Green, in Asteria Inferior
Location of Satavia, in Green, in Asteria Inferior
Capital
and largest city
Port Hope
Official languagesEstmerish
Hennish
Recognised national languagesDupowek
Ethnic groups
(2015)
By race:
  • 65% White/Euclean (or of Euclean descent, paticularly Estmerish and Hennish)
  • 14% Native/Indigenous
  • 11% Black/Bahian (or of Bahian descent)
  • 7% Mixed (paticularly of Coian descent)
  • 3% Others
Demonym(s)Satavian
GovernmentParliamentary Republic
Arthur Livingstone-Scott
Jago Elliot
LegislatureParliament of Satavia
County Court
House of Representatives
Establishment
• First Trade Posts set up by the South Asterian Company
1548
• Colonisation by the Sotirian Commonwealth
1649
• Transfer to Estmere
1747
• Dissolution of Estmerish Asteria, and foundation of the Hope Territory
1778
• Officialy becomes a colony, forming the Estmerish Hope Colony
1782
1816
• Decleration of Independence
1st January, 1900
Area
• Total
663,130 km2 (256,040 sq mi)
Population
• 2018 estimate
21,501,500
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
• Total
$462.2 Billion
• Per capita
$21,500
Gini (2015)Negative increase 44.3
medium
HDI (2015)Increase 0.761
high
CurrencySatavian Guilders
Time zoneUTC+ 11 (Satavian Standard Time)
Date formatdd.mm.yyyy
Driving sideleft
Calling code+47
Internet TLD.sa

Satavia, officially the Republic of Satavia (Hennish: Republiek Satavia), is an Island Nation in Western Asteria Inferior, and shares a Maritime Border with Nuvania. Satavia consists of the Satavian Isles and the Patrick Islands, an autonomus dependency of Satavia. The capital, largest city and biggest financial center is Port Hope, which had previously been known as Hope Town. Satavia is made up of 6 historical provinces, namely Hope Province, Northern Hope, Andersland, Dukeminster, Camburton Province and Ballyleigh and 22 counties.

The Head of Government is the Prime Minister of Satavia, who wields almost all powers of Government and effectively acts as both Head of Government and Head of State, although officially the Governor-General of Satavia is the Head of State. Like Governors and the Lieutenant Governors, the Governor-General is a merely symbolic role. Whilst the Governor-General does, officially, appoint the Prime Minister, the Prime Minister does not, in practice, report to the Governor-General. The Governor-General is retained due to the Cease Fire and Normalisation of Civil Relations Act, 1983 which saw what is commonly called "The Monarchy Compromise" that ended the Satavian Crisis, and saw the eventual end of effective one-party rule in Satavia.

Satavia was one of the last countries in the Asterias to gain independence, doing so in 1900. In a 2012 Referendum, 67.44% voted to restore the pre-republican flag of Satavia, and replace the Republican Flag.

Etymology

History

Pre-Historical

Colonisation Period

The First Hennish Republic and their South Asterian Company first established trade posts along the Satavian Coast in 1544, four years after both the Duchy of Flamia and the First Hennish Republic had established trade posts along the Nuvanian Coast. By 1548 at the earliest[1], the Duchy of Flamia, with their New Asterian Company, began colonising Satavia. However, in 1552, the Duchy abandoned their trade posts after a short, undeclared conflict which ended their involvement in Satavia. All of these trade posts are now uninhabited, with the majority having been destroyed or dismantled.

The Flag of The Estmerish Hope until 1816. The Coat of Arms of Satavia are seen on the flag's fly side, along with the Royal Standard of Estmere in the flag's canton

In 1649, the Sotirian Commonwealth officially took over the South Asterian Comapany's remaining trade posts. This saw a period of inactivity in Satavia, untill the Grand Duchy of Flamia was established in 1719, which heralded a change of administration and an influx of cheap labour, paticularly from Bahia. The Grand Duchy's conquering of Commonwealth settlements in Satavia and Nuvania saw the creation of Flamian Asteria.

The Castle, by Hennish Artist Clop de Vil, depicts a scene in central Hoopstad with Hoopstad Castle visible in the Background. The Castle no longer exists, having been destroyed during the Estmerish-Hennish War of 1747

Following the Estmerish-Hennish War, the colony was transfered to Estmere, who created Estmerish Asteria. This was disolved in 1778, creating instead Nuvania (a colony) and the Hope Teritory. This short-lived teritory would be succeeded by the Estmerish Hope, also called the Hope Colony in 1782. The Estmerish period would see a booming population and industry, a reason often attributed to Satavia's politicians reluctance to seek independence from Estmere, unlike their Nuvanian counterparts. The period also saw extensive Estmerisation, which saw the majority of the populace starting to speak Estmerish, as opposed to Hennish.

Hoop Kolonie (1732) by Adriaen de Wiart depicts the Hennish Settlement at Hoopstad. In reality, the painting is highly inaccurate, and de Wiart never visited the Hope Colony. Instead, he painted it off descriptions of the colony.

In 1811, Nuvania was granted home rule, to be followed by Satavia five years later in 1816, under the Hope Colony Home Rule (Dominion) Act 1816. The Estmerish Hope became the Hope Dominion, and in 1816 it's first Prime Minister, Richard Somerset, was appointed. The next sixty years would see a period of rapid growth and self sustainability, with Satavia beginning to trade with Nuvania more than Estmere. This would be shattered following the War of the Arucian, which Satavia was not involved in, but following Nuvania's victory and then decleration of independence would lead to a decline in trade with Satavia and the eventual economic crash in the form of the Satavian Recession of 1893. Estmere's lack of interest in helping the Dominion lead to Satavian leaders asking for independence. 1893 also saw the first Satavian Governor actually from Satavia, unlike previous Governors who had all been from Estmere. Following a series of bilateral talks with the Estmerish Government, and the rejection by Satavian leaders to be 'equal partners' with Estmere and Satavia sharing a Monarch, a deal was reached in that Satavia's Governor, a cousin of the King of Estmere, Patrick, would be made King Patrick I. On the 1st of January, 1900, Satavia became the last major colony in the Asterias to declare independence.


Kingdom of Satavia

 • Patrick I Proclaimed King of Satavia

Great War

 • Need to check Satavia's involvement (possibly prommised money?)

February Coup

Satavian Crisis

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The Satavian Crisis was a period of sectarian political violence in Satavia that lasted from 1973 until 1983, with the Cease Fire and Normalisation of Civil Relations Act, 1983 which ended the government's state of emergency and saw an effective end to all fighting in Satavia. The collapse of the Second Bleum Government in 1976 lead to the establishment of a caretaker government lead by Arthur Elliot. Following the 1976 Republican Election, a non-Republican Party government was established, the first since 1935, which saw the end of the Satavian Republican Period and the re-classification of Satavia from an "effective one-party state" to a "multi-party parliamentary democracy" with the Community of Nations and the International Council for Democracy.

Initial violence erupted in 1973, following the introduction of the 1973 Satavian Constitutional Amendments which clamped down on anti-republican sentiment and was introduced by far-right Republican Party leader and Prime Minister Dick Bleum. Violence was started by the Free Satavian Army, who advocated for a return to "real democracy", with their attempted assasination of Bleum. Soon after, Monarchist Paramilitiaries began a campaign of terror.

Several attacks in 1976, and the 1976 Satavian Riots lead to the complete collapse of the Republican Government, and the introduction of a caretaker government. 41 years of single-party rule ended, and following the 1976 General Election, lead to the first SDP government.

Recent History

Geography

Climate

Government & Politics

Satavia is a parliamentary republic, previously having no written constitution until the 1935 February Coup. Satavia's seperation of powers extends to the judiciary, executive and legislature. Satavia's head of state is, legally, the Governor-General, however, in practice the position holds no power whatsoever, and powers usually vested in a head of state are invested in Satavia's head of governemnt, the Prime Minister. Like the majority of Estmere's former colonies, Satavia loosely follows the Northabbey Model.

The Pariliament of Satavia, Satavia's bicameral legislature, is made up of the House of Representatives, the directly-elected lower house, and the County Court, made up, in part, by unelected peers (however, succesive Government's have kept a policy of not awarding new peerages) and, the majority, as County Senators, who are elected every 5 years (with the exception of counties in Ballyliegh, where it is 7 years). The County Court is Satavia's upper house, and has the power to review and refuse to pass legislation, where it then gets returned to the House of Representatives to be ammended.

Electoral System

Administrative Divisions

Province

Satavia is divided into six provinces, the Hope Province, Northern Hope, Andersland, Dukeminster, Camburton Province and Ballyleigh, with Camburton Province being the least populous (with 77,392 people in 2008), and the Hope Province being the most populous (with just over 9.5 million people, of which four million live in Port Hope.

Until 2008, there were seven provinces, but the two smallest (the Upper Highlands and the Lower Highlands) were amalgamated into the newly-formed Camburton Province. Provinces are merely symbolic, and described officially as "Historic Provinces". Each province has a Governor-General, directly subordinate to the Governor-General of Satavia. Often these posts are given to former Prime Ministers and politicians, with two former politicians, Johan de Vilock and Charles Hisloep-Freeke currently holding the position of governor of the Hope Province and Andersland respectively.

Satavia's Emergency Services opperate along provincial boundaries, with the Hope Province Fire Service operating in both the Hope Province and Northern Hope, whilst the Andersland Fire Service, Dukeminster Fire Service and the Balleyleigh and Camburton Fire Service all operate along provincial borders.

Province Provincial Town Population Governor
PortHopeFlag.png Hope Province Port Hope 9,549,162
Johan de Vilock
Governor of the Hope Province
NorthernHope.png Northern Hope Adamstown 3,999,748
Edward Brooke
Governor of the Nothern Hope
AnderslandFlag.png Andersland Northhaven 1,051,713
Charles Hisloep-Freeke
Governor of Andersland
DukeminsterFlag.png Dukeminster Kingsleigh 988,345
Johnathon Grimsey
Governor of Dukeminster
CamburtonFlag.png Camburton Province Camburton 77,392
Helena Moore
Governor of Camburton Province
BallyleighFlag.png Ballyleigh Port Arthur 5,722,539
Eric Malling
Governor of Ballyleigh Province

County

Satavia's second teir subdivision are counties (and, more recently, metropolitan areas), which were established over time during the colonisation of Satavia. Most counties have a Lieutenant Governor, directly subordinate to the Governor of their respective province (with the exception of the Patrick Islands, whose Lieutenant Governor reports to the Governor-General of Satavia), County Camburton has County Sheriff, and a couple have a County Council Executive. The Metropolitan Area of Adamstown has a Mayor, whilst Port Arthur, Port Edward and Port Hope all have a "Commander of the Garrison", with the Commander of the Garrison at Port Hope being ex officio held by the Governor of the Hope Province.

These Lieutenant Governors hold no power and are merely symbolic roles - Counties without a Lieutenant Governor have an elected representative (Lieutenant Governors are appointed by the Governor of the respective province, and are not elected). Counties with a Lieutenant Governor also have an elected representative, but the Lieutenant Governor remains the ceremonial head of the county.

Type County County Town Province Lieutenant Governor
Metropolitan Area Adamstown Adamstown Northern Hope
Lousie van Vloorden (SDP)
Mayor of Adamstown
County Arbyllshire Arbyll Hope Province
Edward Higgins (Conservative)
Lieutenant Governor of County Arbyllshire
County Camburton Camburton Camburton Province
James McKinn (Independent)
County Sheriff for Camburton
County Denshire Port Egmont Northern Hope
James Eddieson (SDP)
Lieutenant Governor of County Denshire
County Elliotshire Port Elliot Ballyleigh
Sebastian Smith (Conservative)
Lieutenant Governor of County Elliotshire
County Erdale Voordorp Andersland
Oliver Cranbrey (Conservative)
Lieutenant Governor of County Erdale
County Greenshallow Degshaven Andersland
Harry Clarke (Conservative)
Lieutenant Governor of County Greenshallow
County Kingsleigh Kingsleigh Dukeminster
George Keen-Staines (Independent)
Lieutenant Governor of County Kingsleigh
County Lingowshire Lingow Springs Andersland
Noah Munch (Independent)
Lieutenant Governor of County Lingowshire
County Markethaven Markethaven Hope Province
Emilie Badeaux (Independent)
Lieutenant Governor of County Markethaven
County Morganshire Mount Morgan Camburton
Edwin Mulkiks (Independent)
Lieutenant Governor of County Morganshire
County New Green New Green Ballyleigh
Ella Barber (Independent)
New Green County Council Executive
County Newcourt Newcourt Northern Hope
Johnny Harris (Independent)
Lieutenant Governor of County Newcourt
County Northaven Northaven Andersland
Samuel Wood (Independent)
Lieutenant Governor of County Northaven
County Partinghane Black Heath Northern Hope
Daniel Lewis (Independent)
Lieutenant Governor of County Patringhane
County Piltshire Grahamstown Andersland
Joanna Masley (Independent)
Lieutenant Governor of County Piltshire
County Port Arthur Port Arthur Ballyleigh
Charles Jackson (Independent)
Commander of the Garrison at Port Arthur
County Port Edward Port Edward Hope Province
Rory Hughes (Independent)
Commander of the Garrison at Port Edward
County & Metropolitan Area Port Hope Port Hope Hope Province
Johan de Vilock (Independent Labour)
ex officio Commander of the Garrison at Port Hope
County Southoop Valleyplain Dukeminster
Gabriel Estmere (Independent)
Southoop County Council Executive
Autonomous Dependency Patrick Islands Patrick's Town N/A
Richard Mahnn (Independent)
Lieutenant Governor of the Patrick Islands
County Westwall New Morwall Ballyleigh
James Creason (Independent)
Lieutenant Governor of Westwall

Districts

The third and lowest level subdivision is the District. Districts are smaller than counties, and are somewhat comparable to a municipality. Districts are usually run by a town council, or something to a similar effect. There are 289 districts in Satavia, many of which are called 'boroughs', most of which are in cities, however, some are located ruraly - albeit this is rarer.

Military

Foreign Affairs & International Standing

  1. Sources vary on when the Duchy of Flamia began colonising Satavia, but the majority imply that it was around 1548