Soravian Second Republic
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Soravian Federated Republic
Зоравйська Федеративна Республіка
Zoravys'ka Federatyvna Respublika
Motto: "Через силу та справедливість, порятунок"
Cherez sylu ta spravedlyvist', poryatunok
("Through power and justice, salvation")
Anthem: "Гімн Федерації"
|Recognised regional languages|
|Government||Federal presidential republic|
|Michel Dudka (first)|
|Vilem Gardos (last)|
|Historical era||Great Game|
• 1936 constitution ratified
|June 29, 1936|
|October 6, 1982|
|March 19, 1986|
|1936||3,763,510 km2 (1,453,100 sq mi)|
|Today part of|| Amathia|
The Soravian Second Republic (Soravian: Зоравська друга республіка; Zoravs'ka druha respublika; ZDR), commonly known as Soravia and officially known as the Soravian Federated Republic (Soravian: Зорaвська Федеративна Республіка; Zoravs'ka federatyvna respublika; ZFR) was a sovereign state in Western Euclea between 1936 and 1982. The largest country in Euclea during its existence, it spanned over 3.7 million square kilometres, making it one of the largest states in the world in its era. The one-party state was governed by the Soravian Nationalist and Revivalist Party (ZVNP), whose leader, Vladislav Pudovkin, had cemented its power in the 1936 constitution that was drafted and ratified during the Great War. The ZDR was comprised of thirteen Federal Sovereign Republics, known as FSRs, and two Federal Autonomous Regions, known as FARs. At its height, it was a major player in both Euclean and global geopolitics, with some political scientists calling it the first superpower of the modern era.
The Second Republic was established after the ratification of the 1936 constitution, in which Pudovkin and the ZVNP capitalised on the absolute executive power they possessed after they self-couped the minister-presidency in 1933. Soravia also lost a significant region in West Miersa after it was partitioned by the Godfredson Plan after the Miersan General Strike, though it maintained nominal power over the country in the form of a satellite state. Over the next years, Soravia exerted significant influence on post-war Euclea through its size and military power. West Arciluco was ceded to Soravia by Amathia's Equalist government, giving Soravia vital political influence over the country as well as a significant military presence in geographic Eastern Euclea.
After the Solarian War and the formation of the Euclean Community, Soravia's geopolitical influence partially diminished, though it maintained a firm hold on the states of Western Euclea. This hold was amplified by the Kireno-Amathian Split, which saw the Equalists distance themselves from Kirenia and come under the influence of Soravia. The repression of the Thistle Uprising by the Soravian military effectively brought the Equalists under the Soravian military umbrella, and the regime saw an increase in authoritarianism and totalitarianism, as well as increased financial and political support from Soravia. In 1956, Soravia successfully tested Orel-1, becoming the second nation after Kirenia to develop a nuclear arsenal. As such, in 1968, it became a signatory of the Treaty of Shanbally, and was one of the world's seven legally-recognised nuclear states.
Vilem Gardos ascended to the presidency in 1971, appointing himself as minister-president and assuming a de facto dictatorial role as both head of state and government. This caused a divide in the ZVNP between pro-president and pro-party factions. As the divide accentuated and become more prominent in Soravian politics, many pro-party politicians and influential military figures broke away from the ZVNP and formed a splinter party in 1977, which would eventually become the Patriots' Front in 1981. In 1979, portions of the military launched an open rebellion against the presidency, beginning the Sostava War in 1979. As Soravia descended into civil war, many of the FSRs declared independence, and over the next year three new states (Kantemosha, Radushia and Vedmed) declared their independence from the central government. Amathia seized East Arciluco and Zalykia attempted to secede under Tagai Chulgetei, but pro-presidency forces launched an assault on Zalyk guerrilla forces in Yashkul in late 1979. Eventually, the Patriots' Front took control of Samistopol and proclaimed the new Soravian Republic in 1982, and Vilem Gardos fled to Zorasan where he led the ZDR's government-in-exile for four years before he was assassinated by the PDP in 1986. Chulgetei was also assassinated in Yashkul in 1983.
For its near half-century of existence, the ZDR demonstrated its extensive influence over global geopolitics, science, technology and culture. Its state-owned space agency Natkosma played a vital role in putting humans on the moon in 1964, with Soravian cosmonaut Viktor Matvyenko being the first man on the moon as part of a joint mission between Soravia, Kirenia and the EC. Its significant military industrial complex produced some of the world's most advanced military equipment, including the first supersonic jet in 1953. It was also a significant exporter of vital natural resources such as crude oil, natural gas and uranium. Soravia itself was one of the main geopolitical factions of the Great Game. Culturally, its influence is seen in brutalist buildings in the nebozhy style, pioneering science fiction films such as Keshkov, novels such as Ivanna Medvid's Tale of Two Halves and genres such as electronic and experimental rock through bands such Zhakhy and Irzha. Even after the ZDR was dissolved in 1982, its influence across the world continued for decades after, and can still be felt extensively in the western Euclean states.
- 1 History
- 2 Government and politics
- 3 Geography
- 4 Economy
- 5 Demographics
- 6 Culture
- 7 Legacy
- 8 See also
Interwar period (1936–1943)
Post-war Pudovkin era (1943–1955)
Tozulyak era (1955–1971)
Gardos era (1971–1982)
Government and politics
|Map (1970)||Name and flag||Administrative centre||Population (1970)|
|Federal Sovereign Republics|
|Kriklivets FSR||Velike Vishnavaya||6,192,881|
|Federal Autonomous Regions|
|George Ruset Land FAR||Rakovnica||491,731|
|Ludoy Islands FAR||Eryksborg||70,865|
|West Arciluco FAR||West Arciluco||1,541,326|