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Satavian Federation

Satawiese Federasie (Asteriaans)
Satavisch Federatie (Hennish)
Coat of arms of Satavia
Coat of arms
Map of Satavia (FCS) - all labels.png
and largest city
Port Hope
Official languagesEstmerish
Recognised national languagesAsteriaans
GovernmentFederal parliamentary constitutional republic
• President
Jago Elliot
Arthur Warwick
LegislatureParliament of Satavia
House of Representatives
Independence from Estmere
1 October 1816
23 September 1936
17 December 1976
• Total
600,105 km2 (231,702 sq mi)
• 2022 census
• Density
40.96/km2 (106.1/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2022 estimate
• Total
$719 billion
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2022 estimate
• Total
$479 billion
• Per capita
Gini (2022)Negative increase 37.9
HDI (2022)Decrease 0.838
very high
CurrencySatavian guilder (SVG)
Time zoneUTC+ 11 (Satavian Standard Time)
Driving sideright
Calling code+51

Satavia, officially the Satavian Federation, is an island country in western Asteria Inferior comprising the island of Satavia and several outlying islands. Satavia shares a maritime border with Nuvania across the Van Horn Strait. Satavia is the smallest country in Asteria Inferior by land area and third smallest by population but maintains the highest GDP per capita and living standards on the continent. Satavia is a federal parliamentary constitutional republic, consisting of six provinces, two territories and one dependent territory in free association with Satavia, the Patrick Islands.[N 1] Satavia's capital, largest city and primary economic centre is Port Hope, whilst other major cities include Burnaby, Fort Dent, Northport, Port Arthur and Victoriaburg.

The first human habitation of the island began some 38,000 years ago, and they are the ancestors of modern Indigenous Satavians. Despite the advancements of neighbouring indigenous peoples in Asteria Inferior, native groups within Satavia remained relatively primitive, avoiding contact with other tribal groups such as those in Nuvania, whilst living in general harmony with one another. Satavia is believed to have been first discovered sometime in 1512 by Johannes van Twiller, however, it was Álvaro de Mascarenhas who first recorded the existence of the landmass in 1533, believing it to be an extension of the Asterian mainland. Jan van Breybach was the first to correctly identify Satavia as a separate island, landing at Sandy Cove in 1541, claiming the land for Hennehouwe and establishing the city that would eventually become Port Hope as the capital of the Dolphin Bay Colony.

Hennish colonisation continued for the next two hundred years, albeit at a slower pace than in neighbouring Nuvania. Fort Zilverzee was founded in 1611 at the site of modern-day Victoriaburg, whilst further north the Hennish established the Krokodillenrivier Kolonie with its capital in Kaapburg, which would later become part of Port Arthur. The last of the Hennish colonies, the Oranjekolonie was established in 1712. Following the Hennish defeat in the War of 1747, Hennehouwe ceded the Satavian Colonies and Nuvania to Estmere. Following Estmere's acquisition of Satavia, immigration to the island increased and Estmerish settlers soon began to outnumber the local Hennish. As the Dolphin Bay Colony expanded, new colonies were carved out in accordance; Maria in 1750, the East River Colony in 1753 and New Borland in 1790. Meanwhile, the western side of Satavia evolved separately; the Longwood Colony was founded in 1764, Breeze River Colony in 1768, Queen's Colony in 1770 and the Arundel River Colony in 1775. Following a major revolt on the frontier of the Dolphin Bay colony and several other minor revolts, primarily by the Asteriaaners, the descendants of the original Hennish settlers, Estmere began preparations to grant the colonies responsible government. In 1798, several minor Western colonies united to become the Western Confederation. In 1813, the Crocodile River Colony joined to become Western Satavia and participated in the Federation Talks of 1812-1815, but ultimately withdrew after their concerns that power would be concentrated in the east of the country. In 1816, responsible government and dominion status was conferred upon Satavia when five colonies federated to become provinces within Satavia (Western Satavia continued to remain independent of Satavia until 1838). Satavia remained a dominion for the next 120 years and was the last of Estmere's dominions to declare independence when the aftermath of the Great War saw the Estmerish monarchy abolished and the last of Satavia's legal links to Estmere ended. Satavia was occupied by Nuvania during the Great War and after its rapid surrender following the capture of Port Hope, Satavian forces fought a long and gruelling guerrilla campaign for the duration of the war.

In 1939, three years following the proclamation of the Union of Satavia, members of the Army launched a coup d'état that overthrew the democratically elected government and ended over 120 years of stable democratic rule. The National Dictatorship would rule Satavia for nearly four decades before its removal by members of the Hope Province Provincial Guard in September 1976.

Since the restoration of democracy in 1976, Satavia has seen relative economic prosperity, but in recent years rising cost of living, increasing income inequality and rising national debt have created divides within the country. Satavia also continues to deal with its complex history, including the near-wipeout of the indigenous population and subsequent issues stemming from the theft of native land and indigenous rights during a period known as the Great Shame. Satavia is a member of ASTCOM, the Community of Nations, Embrosphere, International Council for Democracy, Organization of Asterian Nations and is an associate member of the North Vehemens Organization.


The name Satavia is derived from the Chibcha personal name Sátiva. Chibcha-speaking peoples lived around the area where Jan van Breybach first landed at Sandy Cove, and in 1658, Markus Winkelhock wrote that the name was given to Jan van Breybach during his first meeting with indigenous people and incorrectly assumed to be the name of the island.[1] The name Satavia was seldom used to refer to the island until the 1760s;[2] before that date, the island as a whole was usually simply referred to by the separate colonies, or as a part of the Hennish Asterias and later Estmerish Asterias. By 1800, however, the island and the colonies located on the island were usually collectively referred to as Estmerish Satavia or simply Satavia.[2] When the Western Confederation joined together with the Crocodile River Colony in 1813 they became known as Western Satavia; the federation of the other five colonies in 1816 saw the eastern half become known as the Dominion of Satavia.



Human habitation of Satavia began some 38,000 years ago.[2][3] Satavia's indigenous population was primarily comprised of three groups; Arawak, Caribe and Chibcha peoples, with the Caribe and Chibcha being by far the most numerous.[3] Satavia's indigenous population remained primitive despite the advancements of the native populations of other neighbouring Asterian nations, primarily due to their isolation by the Van Horn Strait.[3][4] Many pre-historic sites, such as those of the Arawak in the Orange Province, were destroyed during the genocide of Satavia's indigenous people in a period now known as the Great Shame.[2][5] As a result, and coupled with the natural hostility that existed between the colonists and natives, there is little remaining historical evidence of indigenous practices in Satavia.[3][4] However, it is known from contemporary accounts by Hennish settlers that, unlike in neighbouring Nuvania, all of the indigenous groups were hunter-gatherers.[1] Satavia's last uncontacted peoples, located deep within the Central Territories was contacted in 1924.[6] Despite reports of uncontacted tribal people living within the Central Territory surfacing as late as 2020,[7] the existence of further uncontacted tribes has been ruled out as unlikely partly due to Satavia's rapid deforestation and urbanisation leaving no significant free land that has been uncharted by modern civilisation.[3] Just 181,271 people (or 0.74%) of Satavia's population identified as descendants of Indigenous Asterians in the 2022 census, whilst just under 5% of people identified as creole.[8]

Euclean exploration and colonisation

Crew of Gaullican ship La Zélée making contact with natives nearby modern-day Port Arthur, 1593

It is widely accepted that the first recorded sighting of Satavia was by Johannes van Twiller in 1512; however, Van Twiller incorrectly identified Satavia as an extension to the Asterian landmass and as such failed to record the existence of the island.[2] Álvaro de Mascarenhas first recorded the existence of Satavia, but too believed it to be an extension of the Asterian landmass.[9] It was Jan van Breybach who first landed at Sandy Cove in 1541 and would later confirm his suspicion that Satavia was an island and not an extension of Asteria Inferior.[10] Whilst in the service of the Asterian Company (AK), Van Breybach began the first efforts to settle and colonise Satavia. In 1560, Van Breybach established a new settlement north of Sandy Cove at Bendburg and six years later at Sikostad on the banks of Lake Kapivlei.[10] Sikostad was the sight of the Sikostad Massacre in 1567, where an unknown group of indigenous Satavians attacked the city, massacring much of the local population - including Jan van Breybach.[3][10][11] Following the massacre, the Hennish carried out brutal reprisals across the modern-day Hope Province that saw the beginning of the Great Native Wars, a low-level conflict invariably described as a genocide[3][4][11] or as a frontier war.[10] In 1611, the Hennish government sent a fleet of ships to the Asterias in order to settle on the western side of the island, arriving at Fort Zilverzee (modern-day Victoriaburg). The new port city aimed to provide a stop-over for vessels heading from Coius and Sublustria on their way to the Asterias; and in 1673, a combination of Hennish settlers and Gaullican hugenots arrived in Satavia settled at the mouth of the Crocodile River, establishing the city of Kaapburg; which would eventually become part of Port Arthur.[10] The final Hennish colony to be established, the Oranjekolonie, was settled in 1712. Hennish exploration was relatively limited; mainly keeping to the coastal areas, except in the Dolphin Bay Colony where colonists settled up to the East River and further North were limited to the boundaries of the River Pelham.[12] Whilst there were several opportunities to establish colonies further inland, or on Satavia's southern coast, these were mostly ruled out for two primary reasons; the ferocity of native tribes around Lake Taxaroga and the Rogue River,[3][11] and the prioritisation of the colonisation of Nuvania by the Hennish government.[13]

The Satavian colonies in 1771, on the eve of Pienaar's Revolt

Following the Estmerish defeat during the Estmero-Hennish War of 1747, the Satavian colonies were ceded to Estmere. The Estmerish acquisition of the colonies saw the launch of a population boom that was coupled with huge territorial growth along the coast of the whole island; new colonies sprang up, many of them launched by various private companies such as the Longwood Colonial Company.[14] As settler numbers increased, new colonies on the eastern coast were carved out of the Dolphin Bay colony; Maria in 1750, the East River Colony in 1753 and the New Territories in 1759.[5] Meanwhile, the western areas of Satavia experienced equal population growth; the Crocodile River Colony experienced huge growth and soon eclipsed Fort Zilverzee in both population and territory, whilst other colonies such as the Breeze River Colony were established in 1768 and Queen's Colony in 1770. By 1770, the Satavian colonies had expanded rapidly, and the number of Estmerish settlers soon began to match the Hennish settlers. It was around this time that the Hennish settlers began identifying as Asteriaaners for the first time.[15] In 1771, the first and most significant major revolt launched by Asteriaaners began on the frontier of the Dolphin Bay Colony began following the death of an Estmerish Magistrate at the hands of a group of Asteriaaner farmers.[16] The revolt, which was primarily centred around the rights of the Asteriaaners, resistance to Estmerish anti-slavery laws, competing land claims with new Estmerish settlers and resistance to taxation without representation set in motion the Federation of the Satavian colonies and home rule.[5][15][16] Despite Estmere's violent suppression of the revolt, Estmere soon began offering concessions shortly afterwards. The Arundel River Colony was established in 1775, four years following the revolt, and was populated almost exclusively by Asteriaaners, many of whom had left the Dolphin Bay Colony following the fallout of the revolt.[15][16] In 1790, the New Territories were divided between Maria and a new penal colony, New Borland was formed. Meanwhile, in 1798, the Estmerish government ended the charters given to the private companies who had set up colonies on Satavia's west coast, and several were merged to form the Western Confederation.[17] Serious suggestions of a united federation of colonies was first considered in the early 1800s, but faced stiff resistance - particularly from the leaders of the Orange Colony, Arundel and the three western colonies - who were fearful that a new, singular colony would have its power centred in the now predominantly-Estmerish Dolphin Bay colony.[5] Representatives from the western colonies arrived in Morwall in 1808 with the hopes of securing a deal with Estmere that would allow for responsible government without the prerequisite of forming a united federation of colonies.[5] This was, however, denied by the government of Lord Allerton who were insistent that home rule could only be achieved if the Satavian colonies federated.[5] The Estmerish government had been swayed by Theodore Howard, the pro-federation Govervor of the Dolphin Bay Colony, that it was not only economically sensible but administratively easier to unite the colonies into one singular administrative unit.[18]

Federation and nation building

The Satavian colonies in 1816, following Federation

By 1811, the concept of a united Satavia had become increasingly popular, particularly as neighbouring Nuvania was granted home rule and dominion status that year.[18] Nonetheless, there remained significant opposition to federation; notably, in the Western Colonies. The Asteriaaner colonies were fearful of dominance by the much larger Dolphin Bay Colony, a fear that was confirmed when it was decided in 1813 that Sandy Cove - the capital of the Dolphin Bay Colony, and largest city in Estmerish Satavia, would become the capital of the new unified colony.[18][19] Furthermore, there were Estmerish concerns that several different colonies threatened to deepen the ethnic divide between Asteriaaners and the Estmerish.[18] In 1814, newly-formed Western Satavia withdrew from the Federation Talks.

The Grand Opening depicts the opening of the first Satavian Parliament in 1816

Satavia's first election, the 1816 general election was held across the five colonies involved in Federation over three weeks from 13 July to 2 August 1816.[18] The voter role was not consistent across the colonies; in the Dolphin Bay Province (with the most liberal voter restrictions) all men over the age of 25 under a property qualification, whereas the Orange Province (the most restrictive) had a male-only, whites-only, Kasperist, property-qualified and an age restriction of 27.[20] Richard Somerset would be elected the first Prime Minister of Satavia in the election. On 3 September 1816, the Estermish Parlament passed the Satavia Act, 1816 which lay out the provisions for Satavia to attain responsible government.[5][18] Additionally, the colonial councils of the five colonies (which had attained representative government in 1800) passed their own versions of the act.[18] On 1 October 1816 the act entered effect, as did the Constitution of Satavia. Upon its passage, Satavia became a federation consisting of five provinces (Arundel, Dolphin Bay, Maria, New Borland and the Orange Province) and one territory (Central and Western Territories).[18] Western Satavia attained self-governance in 1819, but not dominion status. By 1833, the comparative economic prosperity of the Dominion of Satavia led to further calls to join the dominion.[21] The Dominion government, lead by Patrick Conway, was in favour of accepting Western Satavia into the federation, and drafted several proposals, all of which were rejected by the Western Satavian government.[18][22] However, talks continued throughout the 1830s. In 1838, Satavia was affected by the Great Drought, which impacted Western Satavia's agriculture-based economy significantly.[23] The government of Western Satavia requested financial compensation from Estmere; however, as Estmerish government policy had remained a preference for the unification of the island of Satavia as part of their wider colonial consolidation efforts to improve governance, the government of Lord Hillingdon instead proposed a modified version of Conway's sixth and final ascension proposal.[5][18] Despite being fiercely debated within both Satavia and Western Satavia, it was ultimately accepted by both sides. Western Satavia, which would become the Western Freestate, was given special status within Satavia and had vastly more control over its internal affairs than the other provinces.[22] An updated passage of the Satavia Act promulgated in 1838 and saw Western Satavia join the Dominion of Satavia. In 1855, Johan van Vallier became Prime Minister of Satavia; and the following few decades would become known as the Satavian Boom as huge immigration to Satavia from Estmere, other parts of the Estmerish colonial empire and Euclea (particularly Caldia and Piraea) brought massive economic growth.[5][17][24] However, this period of growth also coincided with the Great Shame, during which the vast majority - an estimated 95% - of Satavia's indigenous population was systematically exterminated.[11][24][25][26] Van Vallier, a member of the right-wing Dominion Party also sought to increase Satavian autonomy whilst remaining within the Estmerish Empire, frequently coming into conflict with the Liberal government of the Satavian-born Richard Hope, Earl of Longwood.[5]

Royal Satavian Navy sailors aboard HMSS Satavia in the Arucian Sea, 1933
HMSS Danger Cove in combat off the coast of Kabu, 1931
  • Nuvanian independence
  • Viceroyalty of Asterias
  • Great War (big) - at home and abroad - contribution
  • Nuvanian forces leave, Satavian forces re-occupy the country. a few skrimishes (Battle of Laingsdorp in c. 1934)

Following the conclusion of the Great War, the political atmosphere in Estmere remained volatile.[27] The Estmerish government announced two referendums to be held in 1936; one on the status of Borland but the other on the future of the Estmerish monarchy.[28] The abolition of the monarchy, which at that time seemed inevitable, would complicate the relationship between Satavia and Estmere, and consequently Limes - who was a passionate advocate of full independence from Estmere, even before the Great War - informed the Estmerish government sometime in March 1936 of Satavia's intention to achieve independence.[5][27] Negotiations began in April 1936 and an agreement was soon reached amicably in June. The Satavian government drafted the Satavia Act 1936 (Dom.) which passed through both houses with relatively little opposition.[29] The Governor-General, Sydney Warwick, initially refused to grant royal assent, waiting instead for the Parliament of Estmere to pass an almost identical piece of legislation, the Satavia Act 1936 (Kin.). Wolfgar E.R. Godfredson, in his capacity as Chairman of the Transitional Authority provided assent on the

  • Independence etc. monarchy existence - discussion with lil

National party dictatorship

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Return to democracy (1976-present)

Satavian soldier of the 2nd Battalion, Western Regiment at the confluence of the Crocodile and Hex rivers during the Satavian Crisis (1977)
General McPherson (Rizealand) meeting with Satavian Army commanders in the Orange Mountains, 1977
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  • cool plants
  • a few trees still kicking around (satavian environmental terrorism™)
  • dolphins
  • rheas cougars CAPPY etc
  • rivers (incl. river pelham, thanks estmere, rogue river - epic name, and vooneeaboo - even greater name, thanks savages
  • kapivlei (capybara pond, north of sikostad, incredible) - pond with capybaras
  • more dolphins
  • some other dolphins


  • pretty hot
  • sometimes wet
  • sometimes dry
  • depends on where you live
  • crazy !notafrikaners with guns shooting savages
  • politically mild and right-wing

Government and politics

Satavia is a federal parliamentary constitutional republic. Satavia's constitution, ratified in 1816, is one of the world's oldest.[30] Additionally, Satavia is one of the world's oldest federations, in which power is separated between the federal government and the provincial or territorial governments.[30] The Satavian system of government is heavily influenced by that of Estmere's and follows the Northabbey system closely. Following federation in 1816, Satavia had a House of Representatives and a House of Peers, much like Estmere. The House of Peers was unelected, containing only appointed politicians that included a mixture of primarily-Estmerish peers and Satavian-born commoners.[31] The House of Peers was only replaced by the Senate in 1939. Members in the House of Representatives, of which there are 152 available seats, are elected through single-member constituencies (usually called electoral divisions) using the first-past-the-post system.[32] Meanwhile, in the Senate, citizens vote for a party. The total popular vote in a province or territory for each party is then allocated into seats using a modified version of the D'Hondt method.[32] Each province and territory is allotted 12 senators, regardless of total population, for a total of 96 available Senate seats.[32] Voting is mandatory on the federal level and has been since 1976, with some exceptions. Mandatory voting on a provincial level is also now in place across the country; it was introduced first in the Hope Province in 1882, Western Freestate in 1896,[N 2] Maria (now the Pioneerstaat) and New Borland in 1918, whilst Arundel and the Orange Province introduced identical legislation in 1922 introducing compulsory voting.[N 3] Mandatory voting is enforced across all age limits, and exceptions are only granted to Satavians living overseas, who are still entitled to vote if they can provide their last known address.[20] A G1,000 (approximately 100) fine is levied for a first offence, increasing up to G2,500 (approximately €300) for a repeat offence. As a result, Satavian electoral turnout is amongst the highest in the world, usually resting at approximately 90%.[32][33]

Elections in Satavia occur sporadically. On a federal level, four types of election exist as defined in the Satavian constitution.[30] They all elect members to the House of Representatives and Senate, the terms of which for members are both four years; elections must be called at least three years, 364 days following a previous election. However, a procedure known as Electoral pushback exists in which, with the approval of the High Court of Satavia, an election may be delayed by up to 270 days past the date it should have been held.[34] This is most commonly used on a provincial level, where provincial elections may be "pushbacked" to come into sync with another election, helping to reduce costs, improve voter turnout and increase efficiency.[34] Electoral pushback is a procedure unique to Satavia.[34] Federal elections occur when the Prime Minister asks the President to dissolve both the House of Representatives and the Senate, meaning all seats in both houses are up for election.[32] General elections occur when the Prime Minister asks for the President to dismiss the House of Representatives only, whilst the Senate remains in place.[32] Similarly, a Senate election sees only the Senate dismissed, whilst the House of Representatives remains to continue their terms. By-elections occur when a member of the House of Representatives resigns, dies or becomes incapacitated and is removed from his seat. An election is held only in that division, and their successor replaces them until the next election.[32] In contrast to this, when a member of the Senate is no longer willing or able to carry out their term, they are replaced by another member of their party (except for the National Capital District, where the seat remains vacant until the next election).[32][35] In the extremely unlikely event that the Senator is an independent, it is constitutionally unclear as to what would occur,[32] but it is expected that their seat would remain vacant until the next election.[32]

The President of Satavia is the non-executive ceremonial head of state of Satavia.[36] The position has existed since 1939, when Marinus de Klerk was selected as Satavia's first president. The longest-serving president is Apollonas Georgallis, who served from 1961-1974, whilst the longest-serving elected president is Philip Fairfax, who served from 2002-2013. The President is always a member of the Senate and is usually, but not necessarily, the leader of the party with the most representation.[36] The position of President is modelled on the historical position of Governor-General of Satavia, who was from 1816 to 1936 the Estmerish Monarch's viceregal representative in Satavia.[36] As a result, despite being a nominally ceremonial position, the President can appoint governments (but requires the assent of the Senate), as well as call elections.[36] This has caused controversy in the past, most notably in 1996 when incumbent Liberal Prime Minister, John Barrett, requested the President of Satavia, Damian de Jager dissolved both houses and called for a federal election. However, De Jager, a member of the Conservative & Country party, refused his request and instead dissolved only the House of Representatives in a general election. De Jager did not want to risk losing the majority the Conservative & Country party held in the Senate, so refused to dissolve it.[37] The De Jager affair would lead to the Presidential (Responsibilities & Duties) Act 1999 as well as a constitutional amendment in 2013. The President's authority is represented in the provinces by a Governor, and in the territories by an Administrator.

The Prime Minister of Satavia is the head of government and executive of Satavia.[38] The position of Prime Minister has been continuously held since October 1, 1816. The first holder, Richard Somerset, served just under 13 years across two separate terms. Originally, the Prime Minister could come from either house; most Prime Ministers originally served as either commoners or peers in the House of Peers.[39] Arthur O'Connell was the first Prime Minister to be a member of the lower house, the House of Representatives, whilst his successor, Henry King-Stewart was the final Prime Minister who served as a member of the upper house. From 1936 until 1939, the Prime Minister was both the head of state and government of the Union of Satavia.

Although traditionally regarded as Asteria Inferior's most economically and politically stable nation,[5][10][32][40] Satavia experienced two coups d'état and one attempted coup d'état within 38 years (the first, the February Coup of 1939, the 1976 Satavian coup d'état and an attempted coup d'état during the Admiral's Rebellion of 1946).[41] They remain the only coups d'état in Satavian history.

Satavian politics is generally regarded as operating within a loose two-party system.[42] Satavia's two major political parties are the Conservative & Country Party, who are generally regarded as centre-right to right-wing, and the Liberal party, regarded as centre-left to left-wing. The centrist, Western Freestate-based United party are usually considered as Satavia's third party and have been instrumental in allowing the Conservative & Country party to form governments in the past.[42] Other active major political parties include Satavia First and the Labour & Social Democratic party. Satavia has 42 registered federal political parties, of which only five have representation, and 729 registered provincial political parties (including affiliates of major federal political parties).[42][43]

Provinces and territories

Satavia has six provinces - Arundel (AR), the Hope Province (HP), New Borland (NB), the Orange Province (OP), the Pioneerstaat (PS) and the Western Freestate (WF) - and two territories - the Central Territory (CT) and the National Capital District (NCD). Additionally, the Patrick Islands (PI) is a state in free association with Satavia. No legal distinction exists between the provinces and territories, all of which have their own elected legislatures and leaders. In the provinces, the governor is the representative of the president and a mostly ceremonial position, although is tasked with providing assent to acts of provincial legislation, whilst the premier is the leader of a provincial government.[44] In the territories, the governor's official title is "Administrator", whilst the premier's title is "Chief Minister". Despite having no legal distinction, a practical difference between the provinces and territories is that the Premier of the province can recommend to the president a successor for the position of governor, whereas the territorial administrators are chosen unilaterally by the federal government with little to no input from the territories.[44] This is a system inherited from the colonial period, where the governor represented the governor-general, who in turn represented the Crown of Estmere.[44][45]

Except for the National Capital District, the provinces and territories retain full control over most areas of governance, including public services and emergency services with each province and territory operating its own law enforcement agencies.[44] Despite the provinces and territories mostly possessing plenary legislative power, the federal government may unilaterally revoke provincial legislation as provided under the Satavian constitution.[46] The federal government has overriding supremacy over the provincial governments, as settled in the 1995 High Court case, Satavian Federation vs Hope Province.[44][47]


Provinces of Satavia
Flag Province Postal ISO Capital Population
(Sep 2022)
Area (km2) Population Density (/km2) No. of Reps. in Parliament Governor Premier
Provincial Government
Arundel AR SV-AR Henschhoek 2,522,192 27,956 90.22 16 Willem de Ruyter François Roigard
Government of Arundel
Hope Province HP SV-HP Burnaby 6,694,196 141,622 47.27 42 Johan de Vilock Walter Mackenzie (Liberal) Government of the Hope Province
New Borland NB SV-NB Talbot 403,156 10,788 37.37 2 Philip Crawley Eliza Smuts
Government of New Borland
Orange Province OP SV-OP Northport 3,102,850 47,172 65.78 19 Daniël Schoeman Jannie de Jager
Government of the Orange Province
Pioneerstaat PS SV-PS Bloemstad 2,701,421 83,902 32.20 17 Harold Key Callum White
Government of the Pioneerstaat
Western Freestate WF SV-WF Port Arthur 6,503,294 99,829 65.14 37 Christopher de Beer Theo Goodwin
Government of the Western Freestate


Territories of Satavia
Flag Territory Postal ISO Capital Population
(Sep 2022)
Area (km2) Population Density (/km2) No. of Reps. in Parliament Administrator Chief Minister
Territorial Government
Central Territory CT SV-CT Hondeburg 204,198 186,620 1.09 1 James Pienaar Louis Plummer
CT Government
National Capital District NCD SV-NCD Port Hope 2,421,671 336 7,207.35 18 Craig Marshall Martin Verschoor
NCD Government

Associated states

Associated states of Satavia
Flag Associated State Postal ISO Capital Population
(Mar 2008)
Area (km2) Population Density (/km2) High Chief Prime Minister
Patrick Islands/Naua Roa PI SV-PI Patrick's Town 28,934 1,882 15.37 Kara Na Paoa Dara Niuꞌa
(Paiga Naua Roa)
Government of Naua Roa

Foreign relations

Largely due to Satavia's large military and economic prosperity, it is often considered a regional power within Asteria Inferior.[48] Satavia has maintained close relations with its former colonial overlords, Estmere and Hennehouwe, whilst also pursuing an aggressive foreign policy in regards to socialist states, particularly Chistovodia.[49] Satavia also keeps a close relationship with Rizealand, which provided strong material support during the Satavian Crisis. Since 1981, Satavia has been an associate member of the North Vehemens Organization and keeps an increasingly pro-Camden and pro-Assunçã foreign policy outlook.[49]

Satavia's first diplomatic mission was established in 1824, by the government of the newly-formed Dominion of Satavia in Morwall.[49] Although the original building has since been destroyed, the embassy remains situated at its original location in Central Morwall. Similarly, the first diplomatic mission established in Satavia was the Estmerish High Commission (now embassy), located in Port Hope.[49] Satavia is host to 154 diplomatic missions from 77 countries, with the majority of missions located in Port Hope and Victoriaburg.

Satavia's closest relations are with its neighbour Nuvania.[49] Satavia opened a High Commission in Pietersburg in 1840, whilst Nuvania opened a High Commission the following year, in Port Hope.[49] Satavia and Nuvania, under the terms of the Van Horn Agreement, maintain a free travel agreement with one another. Nuvania also remains Satavia's largest trade partner in both exports and imports.

Satavia was a founding member of ASTCOM, and is additionally a member of the Community of Nations, Embrosphere, International Council for Democracy, Organization of Asterian Nations and is an associate member of the North Vehemens Organization.


SNV Macquarie in August 2013. Macquarie is the fifth of the eight ship Talbot-class of frigates operated by the Satavian Naval Service

The Satavian Armed Forces (SAF) is comprised of the Satavian Army (including the Satavian Coast Guard), Satavian Air Force and Satavian Naval Service (which includes the Fleet Air Arm). The SAF is under the authority of the Department of Defence and under the direct oversight of the Secretary of State for Defence, who as of 2023 is Julian Murphy.[50] The Commander-in-Chief of the SAF is the President of Satavia. The Chief of the Defence Staff and Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff are the military leaders of the SAF, and the position can only be held once, for three years. It is rotated between the three services as stipulated under the Tri-Service Agreement.[50] The current Chief of the Defence Staff is General Jack Turcan (Army), whilst the Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff is Rear Admiral William McLaughlin (Naval Service).[51]

The Satavian Army is relatively large, numbering some 86,230 active personnel, including 9,500 conscripts completing their national service requirements[51]. All citizens are required, with some exceptions - including, but not limited to, overseas residence or education and other essential employment - to complete one year of national service, either in the Armed Forces or in one of several other organisations.[52] Additionally, each province operates its own Provincial Guard, under the control and supervision of the Governor of each respective province.[53] The Provincial Guard Forces are predominantly a reserve force that are usually activated at times of national emergencies or natural disasters.[citation needed] The size and power of the Provincial Guards has decreased drastically since the return to democracy in 1976.[54] The largest provincial guard is the Hope Province Provincial Guard, which numbers some 2,500 men. Arundel became the first province to abolish its provincial guard, doing so in 2017.[55] Meanwhile, the Satavian Air Force - by far the smallest of the three forces - primarily operates helicopters, helicopter gunships and transport aircraft.[56] The Air Force, does however, continue to operate 18 F-16 fighter jets, purchased in 1989. The Satavian Naval Service is the largest of the three services.[57] The Naval Service is generally classed as a largely green-water navy, with some blue-water capabilities.[58] As a result of Satavia's strategic location at the mouth of the Arucian, in addition to its unhindered access to the Vehemens and Glacial oceans (enhanced by forward operating bases such as Daga Roa Naval Base), the Naval Service is central to Defence Plan 2030, which aims to convert Satavia's navy into a fully-fledged blue-water navy.[59] This, in part, is intended to help counter the influence of Chistovodia in the Arucian.[60] As part of the programme, Satavia acquired ENS Dragon, a small helicopter carrier in 2017 from Estmere, renaming the ship SNV Johan van Vallier.[61] Additionally, the Satavian Naval Service operates four Darling-class diesel-electric submarines, launched from 2003 to 2004. The Naval Service also operates four older frigates and destroyer escorts, purchased from Estmere in 1984, as well as eight modern Talbot-class produced in Werania on behalf of Satavia from 1998 to 2007. The Naval Service also operates four offshore patrol vessels and 22 patrol boats. The Fleet Air Arm is operated in cooperation with the Satavian Air Force.[62]

From 2017-2018, the Satavian Armed Forces' total budget was approximately G172 billion, or 4.3% of GDP, placing Satavia amongst the highest proportional spenders in the Asterias. Satavia is an associate member of the North Vehemens Organizations, and maintains close military associations with Estmere, Nuvania and Rizealand.[50][63]



This is Bobetta. Bobetta is a cow. Bobetta is from the Hope Province, but she doesn't know that.
Bobetta later that evening. She doesn't look like she is feeling too well.
  • sheep
  • cattle - biggest meat producer?
  • wine in the far south


  • hmm imported energy (thx daddy nuvania)
  • coal is cool
  • organic oil
  • no green energy (that's for euclean hippies)

Mineral resources

  • major copper exporter
  • plenty of iron
  • gold
  • lithium
  • iodine (wtf is it?? nobody knows but we got it (its under the rainforest where those endangered species live, but we don't care))


  • we do this a lot (somebody explain)
  • finance Barrett Bank
  • Port Arthur Banking Corporation (PABC) big bank boys
  • Asterian Standard Bank (ASB)


  • nice beeches
  • popular because its safe
  • easy access
  • good hotels
  • people are not so nice so don't annoy them


  • roads
  • railway
  • higways (interprovincial)
  • busses
  • trains
  • ships
  • planes (lots of planes)


The 2022 Satavian Federal Census recorded the resident Satavian population at 24,581,912 people, giving Satavia a population density of 40.96/km2, which is below average for Asteria Inferior.[64] As an urbanised country, Satavia's population is predominantly located within its cities, whilst the country's interior, particularly in the Central Territory, is extremely sparsely populated.[8][64] Satavia's life expectancy of 76.5 years is the highest in Asteria Inferior,[64] a fact often attributed to high living standards and the availability of healthcare across the country.[65] Satavia has a fertility rate of 1.97, and has been decreasing since the 1980s.[64]

Ancestry and immigration

From 1541 until 1747, the vast majority of the settlers arriving in Satavia came from modern-day Hennehouwe.[19][66], including Hennish and Petois people, in addition to a significant number of Gaullican Hugenots fleeing religious persecution.[67] Mass migration began after the Estmerish acquisition of the Satavian colonies, which saw a huge influx of predominantly Estmerish people.[19][66] Furthermore, significant immigration from Caldia occurred towards the mid-19th century, as well as large-scale immigration from Bahia, most notably Garambura and Rwizikuru, Dezevau and Satria. Satavia also became a popular destination for Piraeans before and after the Great War, with the vast majority settling in Victoriaburg, a city which now boasts the largest Piraean population outside of Piraea, and has led to its nickname Little Alikianos.[19][66][68]

The Satavian Federal Statistics Office collects data on race, ethnicity, ancestry and religion in addition to other categories including spoken languages, making it one of the most sweeping and in-depth census reports in the world.[8][69] At the 2022 census, Satavians who were white comprised 81.34% of the population, whilst black Satavians made up 10.89%, Creoles 4.82%, whilst the remaining 2.95% were other racial groups. Most notably, only 0.74% of the population self-identified as Indigenous Asterian, a decrease of 0.53% from 2012. The vast majority of Creoles also said they identified more with their Euclean ancestry rather than their Indigenous ancestry.

Satavians were also asked to identify most strongly with one or two ancestries. The following most commonly nominated ancestries were:

Additionally, 3.52% of Satavians identified as being of "Other Eastern Euclean ancestry", whilst a further 1.94% identified as being of "Other Western Euclean ancestry". Just under 1% of respondents identified as being of other, unlisted heritage. Since 1541, Satavia has seen net migration into the country except for a brief period from 1972 until 1978, during the collapse of the National Party dictatorship and the beginning of the Satavian Crisis.


Proficiency in languages in Satavia
Language Percent
Percentage of Satavians who identified as "proficient" in a language (2022)

First languages in Satavia (2022)

  Estmerish (51.55%)
  Asteriaans (42.42%)
  Hennish (4.79%)
  Piraean (0.35%)
  Others (0.89%)

Satavia has only one official language at a federal level, Estmerish. However, both Asteriaans and Hennish are recognised national languages. Satavian Estmerish is the primary variety of Estmerish spoken in Satavia, and is most closely related (and often confused with) Nuvanian Estmerish. Satavian spelling is mostly consistent with Standard Estmerish, whilst pronunciations deviate significantly, even within Satavia. Asteriaans is an official language in all the provinces and territories, whilst Hennish is only an official language in the Hope Province. Hope Hennish is the official dialect of Hennish, and is spoken as a first language by over 1.1 million Satavians.

Additionally, over 91% of Satavians stated they could "speak and understand" Estmerish "proficiently", whilst 83% said the same for Asteriaans. In government schools, children must take compulsory Estmerish lessons until the age of 16 (which is the age that children are legally able to drop out). Additionally, in all provinces and territories except the Hope Province, children must also take compulsory Asteriaans classes until the age of 16. In the Hope Province, where possible, pupils can choose between Asteriaans or Hennish. Alongside Estmerish and Asteriaans, school children are encouraged to take a third language, usually Gaullican or Weranian. Consequently, the vast majority (86%) of Satavians identified as speaking two or more languages fluently, whilst some 34% claimed they were able to speak three or more languages fluently.

Whilst there are no regulations in place on a federal level in the large private education sector, 93% of privately-educated Satavians identified as bilingual (predominantly in Estmerish and Asteriaans), whilst 47% identified as trilingual, well above the national average.


Religious identification in Satavia (2022)

  Amendist (80.36%)
  Irreligious (12.16%)
  Episemialist (4.09%)
  Catholic (1.86%)
  Atudite (0.34%)
  Others (1.19%)

Kasperism is the state religion of Satavia. Specifically, the Satavian Reformed Church is the state church and has been endorsed since its creation in 1824. Kasperist settlers played a crucial role in the colonisation of Satavia, and as a result, many of their descendants remain Kasperist. Kasperism is Satavia's largest branch of Amendism, with some 85% of all Sotirians in Satavia belonging to the Satavian Reformed Church, whilst 79.91% of all Satavians identified as Kasperist. Kasperist following is highest amongst Asteriaans and Hennish-speaking people. Despite its position as Satavia's state religion, since the introduction of the Religion (Freedom, Worship & State) Act 1986 by the government of Leander Kokkinakis (himself an Episemialist), the state has effectively been separated from the church. However, Kasperism plays a major role in influencing politics and this is perhaps best demonstrated in that the Conservative & Country party's official religious denomination is Kasperism.

Embrian Communionists represent Satavia's second largest Amendist religion. The vast majority, some 90% of Embrian Communioniststs, are primarily Estmerish-speaking whites or ethnically Bahian. Meanwhile, the Episemialist Church is Satavia's second largest religion and second largest Sotirian religion following Ammendism. Satavia's Episemialists are almost exclusively members of the Piraean diaspora, centred in the city of Victoriaburg, which itself has the largest Episemialist following in Satavia.

Other Sotirian religions, including Solarian Catholicism exist in the minority, in addition to Atudites, Irfanics and other religious groups.

Irreligion has, in the past twenty years, risen significantly in Satavia. In the 2002 census, only 3.1% of Satavians identified as irreligious, atheist or agnostic, whilst twenty years later that had risen to 12.16%. Although church attendance remains high, it has declined from its previous highs during the 20th century. Satavia ranks relatively highly in religious freedom indexes.


  • everyone is healthy
  • except for some people ig
  • free healthcare in some places
  • not in others
  • federal health cover scheme (thx kokkinakis)
  • free ambulance (thx som1)
  • smoking kills


  • state school aren't epic
  • private schools are good though :) and that's what matters beecause who cares about the poor


  • jungles
  • crazy asteriaaners
  • shooting guns
  • putting shrimp on the braai
  • having a beer
  • watching sports
  • basically everyone's a redneck (rooinek???)


  • nice painting
  • nice grafiti
  • idk something interesting here about jungle painters and paintings that may or may not depict people slaughtering defenceless natives
  • books (picnic at hanging rock :skull:)
  • opera, that's why we built the expensive opera house

Media and entertainment

Theatrical release posters of 1928 and A Secret, two of Satavia's most culturally significant films

The Satavian domestic film industry is a major producer of Estmerish-language films and television. Most notably, Mountpara is a Satavian-based multinational entertainment conglomerate, which includes Mountpara Pictures film studio, which is the second-oldest film studio in the new world. The first full-length feature film in Asteria Inferior, The Rainforest Rambler was filmed in Satavia in 1907 and released later that year. The Satavian film industry suffered during National Party rule, although propaganda films such as Our Brave Country (1970) were nonetheless popular. Following the end of the National Party dictatorship in 1976, Satavian film production prospered in a period known as the Casey Street Hurricane. Notable "Hurricane" films included the international blockbusters The Last Plane out of Victoriaburg's Almost Gone (1977) and the Manic Mark film series. Additionally, war films and films that examined Satavia's national culture and identity were paticularly popular and characteristic of the period, and included Cool Carting (1978), King's Rock (1979), Day Rider (1983), 1928 (1985) and Satavian 'Till I Die (1986). Other notable Satavian films released since include A Secret (1999), the seventh highest grossing film of all time, Pienaar (2021), The Fallen (2021) and The Depression Club (2023). Satavia is also a major outlet for Asteriaans-language productions, including popular television serials Vertel my Nou!, 'n Moderne Familie and Naelloper.

Satavia has a government-funded national broadcaster, the Satavian Broadcasting Corporation. Additionally, Satavia has four private commercial television networks (three broadcast in Estmerish, one in Asteriaans), multiple pay-TV services and numerous public radio and local television networks. Satavia has five major national newspapers - The Hope Post, The Satavian, Daily Mail, The Freestate and the Satavian Economic Review. Additionally, hundreds of provincial and city-based newspapers exist, most notably the Northport Koerant, Bloemstad Burger and the Arundel Herald. Additionally, there is limited Hope Hennish broadcasting, with the Bendburgerkrant being the most notable and largest by circulation.

Pioneer poems are perhaps the most quintessentially Satavian form of folk music. Barton de Groot and Chilly Limes are regarded as the most famous pioneer poets, whose work in the late 19th century helped shape the national character of Satavia. 'Waltzing Matidla', 'Die Wandelaar' and 'En de Rooinek zong God Bescherme de Koning' are the most famous examples of pioneer poems. Modern Satavian music culture has been shaped by immigration from Euclea as well as Bahia and Coius. Well-known Satavian bands include Hot Hammer (most well known for their anti-war pub-rock song Hwababoo), DC/AC, Hard at Work, Kingdom of the Moon, D-Notice, Undertone and TwoKingdoms. Satavian singers include Jack Kloppie, Kate Furler, Piraeus Hasapis, André de Jager, Free Reya, Cardinal, Scott Jackson, Ella D'Angelis and Louise Theron.


  • estmere but mix it with hennish, piraean + !south africa and !anzac foods and there you go
  • pavlolva just for fun
  • braai (shrimp on bbq, yumm)
  • beef
  • wine


  • dolphin (obv)
  • rhea
  • guns
  • dolphins
  • the flag
  • national personification (might use britannia in the 1900s because estmere wanted to be different and used zeelandia but we'll see)
  • dolphin

Sports and recreation

Rugby union is often considered the national sport of Satavia and its most popular sport, followed by Cricket and Association football (soccer). Other sports popular in Satavia include athletics, swimming, surfing, golf, boxing, judo, cycling, sailing, field hockey and netball. In recent years, baseball and softball have become increasingly popular (largely thanks to the rapid expansion of the ABL and ASL outside of the Arucian), and Zadany has become more popular at the expense of Polo.

Rugby union is Satavia's most popular sport. Satavia's national team, the Dolphins, are the third-most successful team in Rugby World Cup history, having won the tournament on two separate occasions; in 1985 and 1997. Satavia hosted the most recent edition in 2021, and finished as runners-up. In women's rugby union, Satavia is also highly accomplished, having won the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2011, which was also hosted by Satavia. The Satavian national team participates in the Asterias Cup every year, which it has won ten times, in comparison to Nuvania's eleven titles. Additionally, Nuvania and Satavia contest the Kitchener Cup every year as part of a three-match test series. Satavia's top-tier rugby league is the Super League, which features teams from the Arucian, Nuvania, Satavia and Sublustria. The Blues, based in Port Hope, is the joint most successful side, having won five titles, matched only by the Crocodiles. Satavian teams have won the Super League ten times, compared to Nuvania's eight. Super League teams pick players from within Satavia's premier domestic league, the National Rugby Championship (NRC). Many Super League teams are affiliated with NRC teams; for instance, the Blues are the Super League wing of Port Hope RFC, the Asterias' oldest rugby club. The Provincial Rugby League (PRL) is usually Satavia's most-watched domestic sporting event which sees players return from their clubs to play in an inter-provincial league. The Hope Province is the most successful province, winning 46 titles whilst the Western Freestate is the only other province to have won, winning on 39 occasions. Rugby union is by far Satavia's most played and watched sport, whilst Satavia's impact on the sport beyond the country is undeniable; Asterian rules, in contrast to Euclean rules, formed the basis for the early rules of internationally codified rugby union, whilst Satavian diaspora abroad created clubs that still operate within the top leagues of their respective countries - for instance, Morwall Asteriaans continue to play in the ERU Championship in Estmere.

Cricket is Satavia's second most popular sport by both participants and spectators. Satavia's international cricket team is highly accomplished, and Satavia is widely regarded as one of the greatest cricketing nations, having won the KCC Cricket World Cup three times, as well as most recently in 2022. Satavia's domestic cricket league, the Provincial Cricket League (PCL) is operated on a Trans-Van Horn basis and includes eight Satavian teams (one representing each province and territory) and eight Nuvanian teams (one representing each province). Whilst the most successful team is the Kaap Province, who have won seven titles, the Hope Province is the second most successful team, and most successful Satavian team with five titles.

Association football (soccer) is Satavia's third most popular sport. Satavia's national team, The Cougars, has seen limited success with their best result of a Round of 16 finish coming at the 1983 IFF Coupe du Monde, jointly hosted by Satavia and Nuvania. The women's team, however, has seen greater success; achieving a best result of fourth at the 2021 IFF Feminine Coupe du Monde. The Top 12 is Satavia's domestic soccer league, and since its inception in 1868 has been dominated by the Springbank Lions, the only team never to have been relegated from the tournament.

Satavia is widely accomplished in athletics. In boxing, Joel Tristan is widely regarded as one of the greatest welterweight boxers of all time, whilst Satavia is equally accomplished in women's boxing, taking two golds from a possible five at the 2022 Summer Invictus Games. Daniël du Toit is the current Invictus champion in pole-vaulting, and additionally holds the world pole-vaulting record. In tennis, Jannie Duquesne is Satavia's most successful tennis player, being the only player to achieve two calendar year grand slams, coming in 1973 and 1975. Satavia's highest-ranked player currently is Chase Kruger, who is ranked sixth in the world. In Swimming, Rynold Verdoorn is the world and Invictus 200m backstroke champion. Satavia hosted the 2002 Summer Invictus Games in Port Hope. In surfing, Satavia is extremely competitive and a popular destination - currently hosting a stop on the WSL Tour, Cloudfall, as well as a popular big wave destination at Toebreaker (both in the Western Freestate). Current World Surf League Championship surfers include three-time and incumbent world champion Indhi Scott, as well as other surfers such as Peter Strauss and John John Alvares. Georgios Poulos, a nine time world surfing champion, is widely regarded as one of the greatest surfers of all time.

Satavia has produced four GP1 world champions; Max Scheckter in 1963, Pieter Fendersen in 1979, Jackie Hendrickse in 1999, 2000 and 2003 and most recently Blaze Cook in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Additionally, Satavia hosted the Satavian Grand Prix at the since-demolished Breybach International Circuit from 1961 until 1994, and has hosted the grand prix at the Cape James Circuit since 2002. In SailGP, the Satavian SailGP team are the only team to have won the championship, doing so every year since its inception in 2019.

See also


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  2. Whilst universal suffrage had been established by 1976, mandatory voting in the Western Freestate excluded ethnically Bahian people until 1983, ethnically Coian people until 1985 and indigenous people until 2007[20]
  3. Arundel and the Orange Province both placed limitations on female and indigenous mandatory voting; females were required to vote from 1982 and indigenous people from 2007[20]


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