Tarpeian Federal Autonomous Region
Regione Autonoma Federale Tarpea
Savezna Autonomna Regija Tarpejska
Zvezna Avtonomna Regija Tarpeiska
|Dark red - Location of Tarpeia Light red - Location of Novalia|
Dark red - Location of Tarpeia
Light red - Location of Novalia
and largest city
|Official languages||Carinthian, Novalian, Vespasian|
|Ethnic groups |
|Nero Orlando (MT)|
|Serafina Galvagno (MT)|
|Legislature||Tarpeian Territorial Assembly|
• Water (%)
• 2018 estimate
• 2015 census
• Per capita
|HDI (2015)|| 0.847|
|Currency||Etrurian florin (₣)|
The Tarpeian Federal Autonomous Region (Vespasian: Regione Autonoma Federale Tarpea; Novalian: Savezna Autonomna Regija Tarpejska; Carinthian: Zvezna Avtonomna Regija Tarpeiska) also commonly known as Tarpeia, it is also known within Vespasia as the Tarpeian Corridor (Corridoio Tarpea), is a Federal autonomous region of Etruria under the Novalian state government. It is located in south-western Etruria, sharing international borders with Artis to the north and Estivan to the south. To the west, it shares internal borders with the Federal State of Novalia. Its capital and largest city is the port of Centuripe. Tarpeia is the third largest FAR in terms of population with 1.6 million inhabitants as of 2017.
History... Following its annexation by Etruria in wake of the Great War, the region underwent dramatic change. Within months of the war's end, the Etrurian military seized power and instigated Etrurianisation, which involved the mass migration of Carinthian, Novalian and Vespasian families into the region, the forced displacement of Ariot inhabitants and the renaming of towns and cities. The Etrurian Social State citing the region's history as a territory of the Poveglian Republic throughout the Renaissance period, focused on restoring its Vespasian identity and culture. Etrurianisation also included the mass incarceration and murder of prominent Ariot citizens, it is estimated that between 1936-1940, up to 3,500 people died as a result. Following the Solarian War, the region saw an upsurge into Ariot nationalism and a growing separatist movement, much like the movements in Carinthia and Novalia. During the 1950s, the region was modernised and highly developed with new roads, railroads and electrification.
Tarpeia would be the birthplace and stronghold of Ariot nationalist and left-wing militant groups during the Western Emergency during the 1960s, and later during the 1970s and 1980s. The 1970s and 1980s would see a string of Ariot bombings, kidnappings, assassinations and pitched battles against the Etrurian Defence Force and federal government. However, brute force and strong crackdowns eventually saw the Federal government defeat the Ariot separatist groups. From the 1990s onward, significant levels of federal investment was made into the region, especially along the coast to support fisheries, industry and services. In recent times the region has enjoyed calm and peace between the various ethnic groups.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Government and politics
- 4 Economy
- 5 Demographics
- 6 Culture
Ariot and Poveglian
Tarpeia is located in south-western Etruria, running west of southern Novalia to the Mazdan Sea in rough rectangular shape. It's shape and only coastline being on the Mazdan, led many in officialdom and Vespasia to refer to it as the Tarpeian Corridor (Corridoio Tarpea). It is the third largest Federal Autonomous Region in terms of total area at X,XXXkm² (XXX miles sq). It shares international borders with Artis to the north and Estivan to south and federal borders with its "Mother-State", Novalia to the east. This corridor terminology, is further enhanced by the Frontiera Hills dominating the border with Artis and the Sentinella lining the border with Estivan. As a result, Tarpeia is 59% hilly, while plains occupy only 11% of the region's territory, the remaining 30% is forested. To the east, it is separated from the rest of Etruria by the Toranj Massif. Along the coast of the Mazdan Sea, the terrain alternates between sharp outcrops, steep cliffs and flat plains.
Running through central Tarpeia to the coastal plain is a thin-flat terrain known as the Tarpeian Valley. In general, this and most of the lower terrain in Tarpeia has been agricultural for centuries, and exhibits indigenous scrubland as well as introduced plants such as the prickly pear cactus. The lowest slopes are rich in vineyards and citrus fruit orchards. The Diamante citron is one of the citrus fruits. Moving upwards, olives and chestnut trees appear while in the higher regions there are often dense forests of oak, pine, beech and fir trees.
Tarpeia's climate is influenced by the sea and mountains. The Solarian climate is typical of the coastal areas with considerable differences in temperature and rainfall between the seasons, with an average low of 8 °C (46 °F) during the winter months and an average high of 30 °C (86 °F) during the summer months. Mountain areas have a typical mountainous climate with frequent snow during winter. Erratic behavior of the Mazdan Sea can bring heavy rainfall on the western slopes of the region, while hot air from Coius makes southern Tarpeia dry and warm. The mountains that run along the region also influence the climate and temperature of the region. The valley-like nature of the region allows for frequent rainfall along the agricultural centre, preserving the right fertile soil.
Government and politics
Tarpeia is a Federal Autonomous Region of Etruria under state-level control of Novalia. Unlike the other FARs in Etruria, Tarpeia does not operate a unique political system adopted following its creation. Unlike the constitutional monarchies of Carvagna or Torrazza, Tarpeia maintains the system established in 1936, following the region's annexation from Artis in wake of the Great War. As such, officially Tarpeia is a parliamentary republic with the Federal Governor being nominal head of state and government. The Federal Governor by convention is the leader of the largest political party in the Territorial Assembly (the unicameral parliament), who is appointed to office by the First Minister of Novalia.
The Federal Governor holds office for a five-year term in parallel to the Novalia state government, without term limits. The legislature of Tarpeia is the Terpeian Territorial Assembly with 80 elected representatives, utilising a first-past-the-post electoral system. Tarpeia's elections have been subject to heavy criticism for years, with gerrymandering of constituencies by major parties and voter suppression, both being used against the Ariot majority. This is widely seen as being responsible for the dramatic decline in Ariot-turn out in General and regional elections since 2010.
In the 2018 general election, Tarpeia voted strongly for the Tribune Movement, electing six of its ten federal-level representatives. Three came from the Citizens' Alliance and one came from the Democratic Alternative for Etruria. In the 2016 regional election, turnout was just 31.5% and saw the Tribune Movement win 43 seats in the 80-seat Territorial Assembly, this was followed by 19 seats for the Citizens' Alliance, 9 for the Ariot Free League, 5 for M26N and 4 for the Workers and Farmers Union.
Largest cities or towns in Tarpeia
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