Great Queendom of Suverina
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The Great Queendom of Suverina, more commonly referred to as Suverina, is a distinguished sovereign nation located in the north-western region of the Europa on Eurth. Geographically, Suverina boasts a strategic position, sharing its northern borders with the nations of Adaptus and Tagmatium, its eastern frontiers with Sporsia, Euandria and Qubdi, its southern boundaries with Bashan, and its western borders with Lysia. Unique in its geographic layout, the Queendom almost entirely encircles the historically significant Raga Sea, making it a key maritime nation in the region. Suverina is home to a diverse population of over 111.8 million people, with its vibrant capital city, Chișinău, serving as the political, cultural, and economic hub.
The political structure of Suverina is characterised by its status as a semi-constitutional monarchy. Traditionally, the country was ruled by Her Majesty Queen Eva I. However, significant political shifts occurred in 2021 when Field Marshall Nikolai Dănilă, originally a high-ranking military official, assumed the position of acting Prime Minister, marking a notable transition in the nation's governance. This change came after the Suverin Parliament, supported by influential figures like Ecumenical Patriarch Sergius II, declared Queen Eva I unfit to rule, citing undisclosed health issues. The Suverin constitution, with origins dating back to a Nomocanon adopted in 1287, has since evolved to accommodate these modern political dynamics.
Economically, Suverina stands out with its unique system, identified as a socialist market economy. Officially referred to as the Suverin Model, this economic approach combines socialist principles with market economy strategies, diverging from traditional socialist models. The Suverin Model is a point of national pride and an area of international interest, reflecting Suverina's innovative blend of state intervention and market freedom to foster both social welfare and economic progress. Suverina's economic model reflects its innovative approach to balancing state control with market dynamics, aiming to promote social welfare and economic growth simultaneously.
The origin of the name Suverina is unclear. There exist two prevailing theories on its origin. The most common and widely accepted explanation for its origin is the Suverin-Aromanan word suveranitate (“Sovereignty”), from the reconstructed *superanus (derived form super – “over”) meaning “chief”, “ruler”.
A second explanation is supported by the Orthodox Christian Church of Suverina, and reiterated in 2018 by Ecumenical Patriarch Sergius II. They acknowledge the (possibly legendary) Sfânt Suvorinos the Martyr (Anglish: Saint Severin) as the country's namesake. To prove this, they point to a controversial Church document from the 7th century. The meaning of Suvorinos' name is either derived from sevērus (“serious, grave”), *seɣwēros (“severe”), or *seǵʰ- (“to hold”, “to overpower”).
Both explanations serve as a source of national pride for the Suverin people. Language specialists propose a different explanation, related to the exonym servos (“guardian”)[a] or servus (“servant”)[b] This claim is highly disputed, and regarded as an insult by nearly all Suverin people.
The Great Queendom of Suverina is geographically positioned at a strategic crossroads, sharing borders with several other Occidental countries and enveloping the Raga Sea. To the north, it borders the nations of Adaptus and Tagmatium, known for their mountainous terrains and historical trade routes. To the east, it meets Sporsia, Euandria, and Qubdi, with whom Suverina has had a complex history of both conflict and cooperation. The southern border is shared with Bashan, a region characterised by its arid landscapes and rich mineral resources. To the west, Suverina adjoins Lysia, renowned for its fertile plains and cultural exchanges with Suverina.
Suverina's diverse geography includes a mix of lush river valleys, expansive plains, and high mountain ranges. The Raga Sea, almost entirely surrounded by Suverina, serves as a crucial hub for maritime trade and has historically been a focal point of naval power in the region. Suverina's geography is as diverse as it is picturesque, featuring a variety of landscapes from the snow-capped Byphean Mountains in the north to the sun-drenched shores of the Raga Sea in the south. The central plains, known as the Mihailov Fields, are the agricultural heartland of the country, characterised by fertile soil and rolling hills. To the east, the dense, expansive Veronov Forests are home to a rich variety of flora and fauna and are considered a natural treasure of Suverina. The climate of Suverina varies greatly due to its extensive geographical spread. The northern regions experience a continental climate with cold winters and warm summers, making them ideal for winter sports and summer hiking. The southern coastal areas along the Raga Sea, however, enjoy a Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers, which contributes to the vibrant tourism industry in these regions.
Suverina's rich biodiversity is one of its most cherished aspects. The Veronov Forests are home to the rare Suverin Oak, a species known for its longevity and robustness. These forests also shelter a variety of wildlife, including the elusive Veronov Wolf, a species revered in Suverin folklore for its intelligence and strength. In the Byphean Mountains, the Snowflower, a unique plant that blooms in the cold winter months, can be found. This plant has become a symbol of resilience and beauty in Suverin culture. The mountains are also home to the majestic Byphean Eagle, a large bird of prey known for its impressive wingspan and keen eyesight. These eagles are often seen soaring above the mountain peaks, and they hold a significant place in the national symbolism of Suverina. The Raga Sea coast supports a diverse marine ecosystem, with the colourful Raga Coral being a notable feature. The coral reefs provide habitat for a wide range of marine life, including the rare Blue-Spotted Raga Fish, popular among divers and marine biologists. Suverina's commitment to environmental conservation is evident in its numerous national parks and protected areas, which aim to preserve the natural beauty and biodiversity of the country for future generations. The government has implemented several initiatives to protect endangered species and to promote sustainable tourism, reflecting the country's respect and admiration for its natural heritage.
The capital city, Chișinău, is located in the west of Suverina and is known for its rich architectural heritage that blends various historical influences. Chișinău is not only the political centre, but also a major cultural and economic hub. The city hosts several universities, museums, and theatres, making it a melting pot of Suverin culture and intellect Cahul, another major city and the royal residence, is situated on the picturesque central island of Suverina. Known for its beautiful palaces and gardens, Cahul has long been a retreat for the Suverin monarchy and nobility. The city's architecture reflects the grandeur of Suverina's royal history, with influences from various European styles. Cahul is also a center for agriculture and fine arts, attracting visitors from across the nation and beyond.
Early modern era
The early modern era in Suverina marked a period of significant transformation and development, characterised by political, social, and cultural changes that laid the groundwork for the nation's contemporary identity.
One of the most notable events of this period was the Great Reform of 1605, initiated by Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich (1580-1645). This reform aimed to modernise the administrative and military structures of Suverina, drawing inspiration from other European models. Under Tsar Alexei's rule, the country underwent significant changes, including the introduction of a more efficient tax system and the establishment of a standing army. These reforms played a crucial role in strengthening the state and consolidating the Tsar's power.
The cultural landscape of Suverina during this era was also marked by a renaissance in arts and sciences. The establishment of the Imperial Academy of Sciences in 1642 by patron Duchess Elena Pavlovna (1609-1681) led to an influx of scholars and artists from across Europa, fostering a vibrant intellectual and cultural environment. This period saw the rise of notable figures such as the poet and playwright Ivan Kuzmich (c. 1600-1666), whose works Heart of Suverina and Dawn in the Occident are considered masterpieces of Suverin literature.
In the realm of international relations, the Treaty of Kars (1654) between Suverina and its neighbouring state, the Kingdom of Lysia, marked a significant diplomatic achievement. Brokered by the esteemed diplomat Count Sergei Dragomirov (1621-1689), the treaty resolved longstanding territorial disputes and opened avenues for trade and cultural exchange.
The early modern era also witnessed the construction of iconic architectural landmarks, such as the Silistra Cathedral, completed in 1689. Designed by architect Mikhail Andreyevich (1630-1705), the cathedral is renowned for its intricate frescoes and unique blend of Suverin and Aroman styles, symbolising the nation's rich cultural heritage.
On 1 April 2021, a significant event unfolded in Suverina's political landscape: the Suverin Parliament, under the leadership of Speaker Anatoly Fyodorov and backed by Ecumenical Patriarch Sergius II, made the dramatic declaration that Queen Eva I was unfit to rule, citing undisclosed health issues. This unprecedented decision, which lacked prior public disclosure, sparked diverse reactions across the nation. In the wake of this development, Field Marshall Nikolai Dănilă, a decorated war hero known for his leadership during the Border Conflicts of 2015, assumed the role of acting Prime Minister.
The tension within the region escalated on 22 April 2021, as Suverina, grappling with a border dispute with Qubdi, formally sought military and diplomatic support from Anglia. This critical appeal for assistance was communicated through an urgent message to Great Anglian Foreign Minister, Sir Algernon Edgeyton. This marked a significant moment in Suverina's foreign relations. By 26 April 2021, the situation further intensified with the Battle of Allaena, a fierce conflict where Qubdi initiated a large-scale invasion into the contested border zone with Suverina. The battle, notorious for its ferocity and high casualties, represented a major escalation in the conflict. The confrontation expanded from its original Occidental theatre into Amutia, drawing international attention and concern.
A decisive moment occurred on 15 May 2021 during the Battle of Antakya. Under the command of General Irina Dragomir, Suverin forces successfully repelled the Qubdian invasion, leading to a significant retreat of Qubdian troops from Suverin territory. This victory not only underscored the Suverin military's resilience and strategic capabilities but also marked a pivotal shift in the regional balance of power. In a strategic manoeuvre on the same day, Suverina joined forces with Great Anglia, Noble Nykia, Afropa, Abantium, Yien, Norrium, and Alshamal to sign the Occidental-Azanian Pact. Spearheaded by Suverina's Foreign Minister Alexei Koslov, this alliance expanded the scope of the conflict into the Azanian theatre, indicating a broader regional response to the evolving situation. The growing regional tensions took a new turn on 28 January 2022 when the combined Great Anglian and Suverin military forces started amassing along the Bashan-Suverin border. This move was perceived as a show of force and a prelude to potential military engagements in the region.
On 19 February 2023, the anti-Anglian party Egalitatea, led by the charismatic Victor Petrescu, organised a significant protest in Suverina's capital city. This event, extensively covered by Roiters news agency, highlighted the increasing domestic discontent with the government's foreign policy, particularly its approach towards Great Anglia, reflecting a growing divide within Suverin society.
The constitution was written in 1990 and replaced the previous one. The constitution contains 380 articles and is sometimes referred to as the 'post-revolutionary constitution'. The Suverin constitution traces its roots back to a Nomocanon adopted in 1287. The constitution guarantees all Suverin citizens the fundamental human rights, and therefore fair and open elections take place every fourth year. There are eleven official registered political parties in Suverina, of which seven are represented in the national parliament. Occasionally, the Suverin democracy is criticised by more liberal and capitalist countries. But, according to the Suverin government, “such criticism only stems from their hatred and envy towards the glory and greatness of Suverin socialism.”
Suverina is a semi-constitutional monarchy. The head of state is Her Majesty Queen Eva I. The Suverin Parliament consists of 649 elected members, with each member having one vote. Additionally, HM the Queen has 40 votes and therefore has direct influence of the parliamentary process. The powers of the monarch, government, and parliament are regulated in the Suverin constitution.
The executive branch of Suverina is embodied in the Council of Ministers of Suverina, which consists of ministers appointed by the Queen and headed by the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister's role is pivotal in the government, often involving the coordination of government policies and acting as the main link between the monarchy and the parliament. The Prime Minister, along with the Council of Ministers, is tasked with the day-to-day administration of the state, policy formulation, and ensuring the implementation of laws passed by the Parliament.
Additionally, the State Committees of Suverina play a crucial role in administrative and executive functions, overseeing various sectors of national importance. The Ministries of Suverina, each headed by a minister, are responsible for specific areas such as defence, finance, health, and education, ensuring efficient governance and implementation of policies.
Queen Eva Madalina Alexandreina Cuza was born on 5 January 1975 in the city of Cahul. She was the second child of Ion and Lucia Cuza. She and her family were distant relatives to the royal family, hence she carried the royal name of House Cuza. Not only that, but she was mainly brought up in the family's manorial estate outside Cahul. An estate which was considered extremely modest for someone belonging to the royal house. As a member of the royal house, her father was obliged to be present at court for certain periods of time. And so the family spent periods living at the royal palace in Chișinău.
The Armed Forces of Suverina are also called Forţele Armate ale Mare Regat. Commander-in-chief and head of the armed forces is Her Majesty Queen Eva I. According to the constitution, the armed forces are subordinate to the Crown. However, this power is qualified by the requirement for parliamentary consent to the maintaining of the armed forces and Parliament's approval of supply of funds. The constitutional convention, however, has vested de facto executive authority, by the exercise of Royal Prerogative powers, in the Secretary of State for Defence. The administrative body of the armed forces is the Great Queendom's Defence Ministry. However, the General Staff mostly acts as the main commanding and supervising body of the armed forces. The Chief of the General Staff is the chief of staff of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Suverina.[c] He is appointed by the commander-in-chief, Her Majesty. Current chief of the General Staff is Field marshal Nikolai Dănilă. The chief of staff also acts as main military advisor to the Queen and the Defence Ministry.
The economy of Suverina is classified as a socialist market economy. However, in all public and official communication, the state refers to the economic system as the ‘Suverin Model’. It is claimed to be an economy based on socialist principles rather than a pure socialist economy. The Suverin model is a system of primarily state and social ownership (through cooperatives and trade unions) combined with limited private ownership of the means of production organised through mandatory planning of goods of national and strategic importance and through indicative planning and market forces in the other sectors of the economy.
Agricultural and forestry sectors differs from the other sectors of the economy. The agricultural sector completely lacks state ownership, 87% of the sector is owned by a great number of various farming cooperatives and 13% is made up of private ownership. The forestry sector is mainly owned by cooperatives, and they own 76% of the entire sector. The state owns 15% and the remaining 9% consists of private owners. Agriculture and forestry are viewed as sectors of national importance and therefore the sectors are organised primarily by indicative planning, and to some extent, mandatory planning.
All arable land in Suverina is extensively cultivated, and the country has a highly developed, efficient and high yielding agricultural sector. All crop production is almost exclusively characterised by intensive crop agriculture. Innovations are designed and implemented to increase yield in order to reach maximum effectiveness. Techniques that characterises intensive farming include planting multiple crops per year, reducing the frequency of fallow years and improving cultivars. It also involves increased use of fertilizers, plant growth regulators, pesticides and mechanisation, controlled by increased and more detailed analysis of growing conditions, including weather, soil, water, weeds, and pests. The most common crops are grains, corn, tobacco, potatoes, soybeans, vegetables, hemp, flax, and sugar beets.
Animal husbandry constitutes the second most important component of agricultural production. Most of the livestock output comes from intensive animal husbandry, but traditional animal husbandry still provides a sizeable contribution. The use of intensive animal husbandry is characterised by factory farms and managed intensive rotational grazing, which increases effectiveness and produces high yields. Animal husbandry primarily provides cattle, poultry, pigs, goats, sheep, eggs, dairy, and wool.
Orthodox Christianity is the state religion of Suverina. 94% of the population are members. Suverin people are renowned throughout the region for being extremely devout and god fearing. The Ecumenical Patriarch Sergius II is the leader of the Orthodox Christian Church of Suverina and resides in the capital of Chișinău. The Iconoclast controversy in Tagmatium resulted in deterioration of relations between the orthodox church of Tagmatium and the orthodox church of Suverina. Relations are maintained, but are half-hearted at best. The Church has 1240 dioceses including 380,147 parishes served by 2607 bishops, 347,434 priests and 40,625 deacons. There are 12479 monasteries. Interestingly, the monarch of Suverina officially rules by the divine rights of kings, asserting that the monarch is subject to no earthly authority, deriving his/her right to rule directly from the will of God. Meaning, only God and the church can judge an unjust monarch. The parliament can declare the monarch unfit to rule, but because of the divine rights of the monarch, the church needs to give its blessing in order for a monarch to be deposed. Orthodox Christian Church of Suverina is an evangelising church. The missionaries of the church are (in)famous for their fanaticism and fearlessness. They often claim to fear nothing, not pain nor death, only the purgatory is fearful to them.
The Suverin coat of arms features an eagle holding an Orthodox Christian cross in its beak. In one claw, the eagle is holding an olive branch, symbolising peace, in the other a sceptre, representing regal power. The black and red shield on the eagle's chest is charged with the traditional symbols of Suverina: an aurochs' head, flanked by a rose at dexter and a crescent at sinister, and having a star between its horns, all gold. The eagle itself represents the Aroman origin of the Suverin people.
- Trei culori - Suverin anthem
- The Great Queendom of Suverina (factbook)
- HM Queen Eva I (nationstates.net)
- Suverina (nationstates.net)
- Government of Suverina (24 June 2012)
- The Suverin Socialist market economy (nationstates.net)
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- Anglian Military Officials Invited to Suverina (22 April 2021)
- Qubdi Launches Attack (26 April 2021)
- Qubdi forces in Suverina collapse, In retreat (15 May 2021)
- Fishing on the Gihon Pt. 1 “Provocation”
- Roiters News, Anti-Anglia party holds protest in Suverina (20 February 2023)
- Armed Forces of Suverina (Forţele Armate ale Mare Regat)
- Orthodox Christian Church of Suverina (10 June 2012)
- OOC. From Proto-Italic *serwos (“to guard”, “to plunder”).
- OOC. From German servus (greeting), an ellipsis from the commoners’ greeting once said to feudal lords, “servus humillimus (Domine spectabilis)”, in Latin meaning “(I am a) most humble servant, (O) noble lord”.
- OOC. Rewrite this sentence. It is confusing.