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Sloverti Republic

Slovertská Republika
Coat of Arms of Slovertia
Coat of Arms
Motto: Spolu ako jeden
("Together as one")
CapitalBrativas
Largest cityKojbakvý
Official languagesSloverti, Mazurian
Recognised national languagesVýhodný
Demonym(s)Sloverti
GovernmentFederal Republic
• President
Algá Brasní
• Prime Minister
Rupert Wilmar
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
• The Sloverti Declaration
1815
Population
• 2016 estimate
7,490,678
• Density
168.81/km2 (437.2/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Per capita
23,442.71 USD
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
105.9 billion USD
Gini (2016)25.9
low
CurrencySloverti Koruna (Sk) (SKR)
Time zoneUTC +2
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
Driving sideleft
Calling code+423

Slovertia, (Sloverti: Slovertsko), officially the Sloverti Republic (Sloverti: Slovertská republika), is a landlocked country in Astyria. It is bordered to the north by Nikolia, to the south of Khyragus and to the west by Berique. Slovertias's territory spans about 43,000 square kilometres (16,000 sq mi) and is mostly mountainous. The population is over 7.4 million and consists mostly of ethnic Sloverti, the other two main groups are the South Mazurians. The capital is Brativas and the largest city is Kojbakvý. The official languages are Sloverti and Mazurian.

Slovertia was originally a group of warring kingdoms, Bishoprics and Duchies which in the year 1207 were united into one country by Aleskander The Uniter who founded the kindgdom of Slovertia. Slovertia was annexed by the Empire of Berique in 1503 and stayed under the ruke of Berique until 1815 when Slovertia became an independent kingdom again. In 1851 the free state of South Mazuria invaded Slovertia's capital Brativas which has switched back and forth between the Mazurian and Sloverti nations for hundreds of years. Slovertia launched a counter invasion pushing all the way into South Mazuria itself, Slovertia annexed South Mazuria in 1855 and incorporated it into The Kingdom of Slovertia. In 1936 the third Sloverti civil war broke out with the republican fraction winning in 1940 and taking control of the country, turning it into a Republic. In the mid forties Slovertia joined the Technocratic Bloc. Slovertia was amemeber of the Bloc until its collapse in the late eighties. After the collapse of The Technocratic Bloc Slovertia became a democratic republic for the first time in its history.

Slovertia is split into three regions or Kraj; South Mazuria, Kojbakvy,Stredna and one city region; Brativas. Slovertias largest city is Kojbakvý and its capital is the city of Brativas. The main language spoken is Sloverti followed by Mazurian and other dialects of Sloverti including Výhodný and Severskan.

Etymology

The Sloveti name for Slovertia is Slovertsko is derived from the word Sloverty which was the name for the people who settled in the mountains of wjat is now Slovertia. The native name Slovertsko (1629) derives from an older name of Slovertis, Slové.The original meaning was geographic, since Slovertia did not form a separate administrative unit in this period.

History

Geography

The Republic of Slovertia has a total landmass of 43,000 km squared. It is located in the north of the continent of Teudallum and is bordered to the north by Nikolia, to the west by Berique and to the south by Khyragus. Slovertia is surrounded to the east, north and south by the Srebrogora mountains which have for centuries been one of the main characteristics of the nation. In the west of Slovertia the land flattens out to form the Kojbakvan plateau which has been incredibly important for the Sloverti nation as an agricultural and industrial heartland. It is in this flatter western portion of the country that a good deal of the Sloverti population live. This includes the largest city in Slovertia Kojbakvy. In the more mountainous east and north urbanisation is fairly low. Slovertia can also be split into several cultural regions. The Sloverti wine region which is home to hills of sloping vineyard and is where 85% of the wind produced in Slovertia comes from is located in the north western Stredna region, the north east of Stredna and the south of South Mazuria make up the industrial region in which car companies such as AMZ and Severska (named after the town of Severska from which the company hails) come from here. Agriculture is concentrated in the western Kojbakvy region due to its more reasonable terrain. Slovertia’s tallest peaks lie on its northern border with Nikolia. These towering peaks such as the tallest mountain in Slovertia Slávu hold great cultural significance to the Sloverti nation and people. There are three main rivers which flow from the Srebrogoras westward the Riekia, Hrad (which gets its name from its winding snake like shape) and the Donví which flows through the city of Kojbakvy. The Rieka flows through the Sloverti capital Brativas. Due to its numerous mountains caves are abundant in Slovertia, since the settlement of humans in what is now Slovertia these caves have played an important cultural role in Sloverti society and today many of these caves are now part of national heritage sites and/or national parks.


Climate

Climate data for Slovertia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6
(42.8)
6.5
(43.7)
7
(44.6)
11
(51.8)
16.5
(61.7)
22
(71.6)
26
(78.8)
25
(77)
22
(71.6)
16.5
(61.7)
9
(48.2)
8
(46.4)
14.63
(58.33)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3
(37.4)
4
(39.2)
5
(41)
9
(48.2)
12
(53.6)
16.5
(61.7)
21
(69.8)
20
(68)
18
(64.4)
14
(57.2)
8
(46.4)
6
(42.8)
11.38
(52.48)
Average low °C (°F) 1
(33.8)
1
(33.8)
2
(35.6)
4
(39.2)
8
(46.4)
12
(53.6)
16.5
(61.7)
16
(60.8)
14
(57.2)
8
(46.4)
4
(39.2)
2
(35.6)
7.38
(45.28)
Rainfall mm (inches) 90
(3.54)
110
(4.33)
109
(4.29)
87
(3.43)
72
(2.83)
30
(1.18)
11
(0.43)
20
(0.79)
40
(1.57)
86
(3.39)
102
(4.02)
128
(5.04)
885
(34.84)
Avg. rainy days 9 10 9 10 7 4 3 2 4 8 9 9.9 84.9
Source #1: Sloverti Meteorogical Department, Brativas, Slovertia
Source #2: Weather Slovertia

Politics and Government

Slovertia is a Parliamentary Republic with the President of Slovertia acting as the country’s ceremonial head of state and the Prime Minister of Slovertia acting as the nation’s head of government. Slovertia was a constitutional monarchy from Sloverti independence in 1815 until the June Revolution in which Slovertia became a republic. However Slovertia did not become a democratic state until 1991 when the technocratic government’s control over the nation was ended. Although in the early years of Sloverti democracy there were several challenges faced by the new system in dealing with the legacy of corruption left behind by their predecessors Slovertia has transitioned successfully into a free and democratic state.

The Sloveti Parliament buildings

Legislative power is held by the National Assembly which is made up of 150 members who are elected to the assembly by all Sloverti citizens over the age of 18 every 5 years. Members of the assembly are known as ‘deputies’ and are elected by Universal Sufferage. Deputies are elected by proportional representation and each represents one of 150 municipalities. Slovertia is a multi-party state. No party in the National Assembly can form a majority government on its own and so parties are forced to form coalition government. As of the past decade there are 5 main Sloverti political parties which control all but one seat in the Assembly (which is held by an independent from Piekno polnocy).

Foreign relations

The Nikolian embassy in Brativas

Due to its small size and relatively small population in comparison with its neighbours Slovertia has a small presence on the international stage. Slovertia maintains good relations with its influential northerly neighbour Nikolia which have improved drastically after several conflicts in the 90’s linked to South Mazurian separatists. Slovertia has embassies in several other influential states throughout Astyria. Slovertia has a history of cooperating with its neighbours over foreign policy and crisis and Sloverti troops have cooperated on several international peacekeeping missions throughout the world.

Military

The Sloveti Military in Action.

The Defence Force of Slovertia acts as the national military. is the military service responsible for the defence of the Sloverti Republic in compliance with international obligations and treaties on collective defence. It is also set to support peacekeeping, rescue and humanitarian operations both within the national territory and abroad. Armed Forces consist of the General Staff, the Land Forces, the Air Force and support units. The forces currently have 20,000 active personnel and as its name suggests its primary goal is the defence and maintenance of sovereignty of the Sloverti Republic. Law enforcement in Slovertia falls into the hands of the National Police Service which is governed by the ministry of justice and is responsible for law enforcement in the republic. There are several small municipal police forces mostly concentrated in urban areas which act as communal law enforcement dealing with situations of petty crime which allows the national force to concentrate on more urgent matters. The most famous of these forces is the Brativas Municipal Police.

Administrative regions

Slovertia is split into 3 Kraj (meaning region) and one city region. Every region has certain degree of autonomy. They are subdivided into many mestské regióny (meaning municipal regions) there are 18 mestské regióny.

Brativas was made its own region in 1999 and is Slovertia's only City Region.

Name in English Name in Sloveti Administrative seat Population (2016)
Brativas Region Brativlaský kraj CEF98991-4E41-40D7-BC85-4DB02899769F.png Brativas 2,200,000
Kojbakvy Region Kojbakvý kraj C908A16F-E972-415F-A923-21958D79E9A2.png Kojbakvy 2,760,563
Stredna Region Stredná kraj E3ED1907-C303-46AA-93F7-0CD820A6E488.png Ziprata 1,212,994
South Mazuria Južné Mazuŕy 6862E99A-8DD9-455C-9F79-A7156D09D828.png Piekno polnocy 1,226,443

Economy

Slovertia is a developed high income economy. After the fall of the technocratic regime in 1991 Slovertia has successfully transitioned towards a market driven economy. As of 2021 Slovertia has a GDP per capita $23,442 of and a GDP nominal of $105.9 billion. The Sloverti economy grew incredibly quickly in the 90’s and has enjoyed a huge amount of rapid growth recently as well. The main economic centres of the nation are Brativas, Kojbakvy and Ziprata. Unemployment currently sits at 3.2% one of the lowest unemployment rates in Slovertia’s history. Major companies such as AMZ and Severska provide much needed jobs in rural Slovertia. The dominant industry in Slovertia is the tertiary sector. Car manufacturing spurred on by two companies that garnish immense national pride AMZ and Severska which have made Slovertia one of the worlds top car producers. Slovertia has long been a crossroads for international trade between its larger neighbours such as Nikolia and Khyragus. The monetary authority of The Sloverti Republic is the National Bank of Slovertia which also is responsible for the minting of the coinage and the printing of Banknotes of the Sloverti Koruna.

Transportation

There are four main highways and four main expressways that run all across the country. The Sloverti road system is dense in the flatter Kojbakvy region and around Brativas than in the rest of the more mountainous regions, the main highways are the two east-west highways known as the C16 and C14 along with the north-south running E22. Slovertia has four main international airports; Brativas, Kojbakvý, Žiprata and Pueši. Brativas and Kojbakvý both have city airports about three miles from their centres.

Sloveti rail.

The Sloveti Republic Rail Service runs all train services in Slovertia. The country's largest port in thr country is located in Brativas along the Stará rieka which runs through thr city.

Tourism

More than 1 million people visited Brativas in 2016.

The cities of Brativas and Kojbakvy are the most visited urban areas in Slovertia. Other highly visited areas of Slovertia include the northern portion of the country where the Srebrogoras. Tourism makes up an increasing number of the total GDP of Slovertia with it currently making up 4.2% of the nation’s GDP. The vast majority of reasons for visiting Slovertia are due to the wish to see museums and Sloverti architecture, mountains and nature. Several ski resorts have opened up in recent years and have proved popular with tourists so far.

Car Industry

Since 2012, Slovertia has been the world's largest producer of cars per capita, with a total of 1 090 000 in 2018. With production of more than million cars in 2016, Slovertia was 18th in the list of worldwide car production by country.Car manufacture is the largest industry in Slovertia with a share of 14% on the Sloveti GDP in 2014 which was 45% of industrial production and 28% of Slovertia's export. 95,000 people were employed in the automotive industry in 2016. This is mainly due to the Sloveti car company In Sloveti it’s name is Automobilový zväz (English: Automotive Union) which is often shortened to AMZ.

Currency

500 Sloveti Korún The 500 Korún note features Aleksander Materska, the revivor and champion of the Sloveti language. The official currency of Slovertia is the Sloverti Koruna. It was adopted after independence in 1851. Coins were introduced in denominations of 10, 20 and 50 prenía, 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 korúnas. The Prenía was discontinued in 2009. The obverse of the coins feature the coat of arms of Slovertia, with motifs from Sloveti nature on the reverses. On the Sloveti banknotes obverse there are scenes portraying the countries most important towns, cities, natural wonders and monuments. On the reverse the imagery is of the most important Sloveti people throughout hidtory. They come in the denomonations 100, 200, 500, 1000, 5000.

Demographics

Slovertia has a total population of 7.4 million. The life expectancy of the average Sloverti is 74.6 years for males and 79.8 years for females. The majority of the people living in Slovertia are Slovertis (83%) the largest minority group are the Mazurians (15%) with the remaining 1% being made up of other groups such as Nikolians and Beriqois. The majority of Sloverti Mazurians live in South Mazuria although there are parts of the other two Sloverti regions with sizeable Mazurian minorities. In terms of population centres the largest cities in Slovertia are Kojbakvy, Brativas, Ziprata and Piekno polnocy. The Sloverti population is concentrated in the western flatter portion of the country with the north and west generally being more sparsely populated due to its mountainous geography. .

Language

The Sloveti aplhabet

Slovertia has two official languages. The Sloverti language is spoken primarily in the regions of Kojbakvy and Stredna whilst the region of South Mazuria has a majority Mazurian speaking population. This language divide was a source of tension in the country until the act that made Mazurian an official language was passed in 1953. Almost every service in Slovertia can be accessed in both languages however the willingness of each section of the populace to learn each others languages is relatively low it has increased with younger generations. There are many dialects of Sloverti such as the Vyhodny dialect which is spoken in eastern Stredna and is considered by some speakers of the dialect to be a language in its own right, however this is debated by many who speak Sloverti.

Religion

A majority of Slovertis identify as Catholics and for many years the catholic church maintained a strong political grip on the country, this was most felt during the period of the Kingdom of Slovertia. There are several other minority religious groups such as other forms of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. The Sloveti constitution states that all Sloveti citizens have the right to freedom of religion.

Education

Education in Slovertia is compulsory from age 5 to 16. The education system consists of national school which is divided into two parts, stage one (age 5–11) stsge two (age 11–16) which is finished by taking nationwide testing called the national certificate, from Sloveti language and mathematics. Schools provide books to all their students with usual exceptions of books for studying a foreign language and books which require taking notes in them, which are mostly present in the first stageof national school.

After finishing national school, students are obliged to take one year in high school.

After finishing high school, students can go to university and are highly encouraged to do so. Slovertia has a wide range of universities. The biggest university is Brativas University, established in 1802. it's the oldest university in Slovertia that is still running. Other large universities include Kojbakvy's Zuzanna Obecny university. Most universities in Slovertia are public funded, where anyone can apply. Every citizen has a right to free education in public schools.

Slovertia has several privately funded universities, however public universities consistently score better in the ranking than their private counterparts. Universities have different criteria for accepting students. Anyone can apply to any number of universities.

Culture

Sloveti culture is rooted in folklore many myths about the Srebrogoras and their deep caves have been written iver the years, art music and literature. Many important writers, poets and artists have come from the country. Sloveti food is mainly based on pork and poultry dishes, boar venison and rabbit are also very popular. The main Sloveti sports are Football and Ice Hickey. With thousands attending sporting events every week.

Cuisine

Literature

Art