Varienland

Kingdom of Varienland

Kongeriget Varienland
Königreich Warienland
Flag of Varienland
Flag
Motto: "Styrke gennem enhed"
"Strength through unity"
Anthem: "Mit gamle fædreland"
"My old fatherland"
Location of  Varienland  (dark green) – in Euclea  (green & dark grey) – in the Euclean Community  (green)
Location of  Varienland  (dark green)

– in Euclea  (green & dark grey)
– in the Euclean Community  (green)

Capital
and largest city
Rosenborg
Official languagesVarienish, Weranian
Demonym(s)
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Georg-Frederik IV
Nils H. Thornbæk
LegislatureRigsdag
Establishment
• Unification of Varienland
1040 CE
Area
• 
90,819 km2 (35,065 sq mi)
Population
• 2019 estimate
7,700,000
• 2014 census
7,538,726
• Density
83.01/km2 (215.0/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$407,956 million
• Per capita
$51,640
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$412,956 million
• Per capita
$52,272
Gini (2018)Positive decrease 28.6
low
HDI (2018)Increase 0.910
very high
CurrencyEuclo (EUC (€))
Time zoneEuclean Standard Time
Date formatdd-mm-yy
Driving sideleft
Calling code+47
ISO 3166 codeVRL
Internet TLD.vl

Varienland (Weranian: Warienland) officially the Kingdom of Varienland is a Sovereign state located off the north-eastern coast of Euclea. Varienland consists of an archipelago with around two hundred inhabited islands, the largest being Vejrland, Jerø and Hellerø. Varienland enjoys a temperate climate with a relatively flat, but rocky coast with an exception in the somewhat hilly north, and sandy beaches on some of the smaller islands. Varienland has a total area of 90,819km2, and a population of 7,5 million (as of 2014)

The Varienlander Archipelago was initially settled by Tenic peoples until the arrival of the Varien and Heter tribes in 480. These new tribes quickly assimilated the Tenic, and by 900 trade and commerce with the continent flourished. Varienlander Jarldoms would launch expeditions across the sea to raid, trade and settle wherever it was beneficial. The Jarls of Brønne conquered Vejrland in 1030 and were generally recongnized as the first rulers of a united Varienland in 1040. Around the same time influences from Euclea led to the eventual spread of Sotiranity to the islands, which was adopted by king Canute I in 1074. During the Amendist schism Varienland adopted Amendism mostly due to the prospect of seizing the church land. Varienland emerged as a naval power out of necessity to protect the home islands, and project power abroad. Varienland was a minor colonial power, sending expeditions and establishing forts in several areas, but never managed to establish a proper foothold, and most areas were sold off or abandoned. In the latter half of the 20th century Varienland went through social and labour market reforms enabling the present welfare state model and a mixed economy.

The constitution of Varienland was signed in 1847 ending absolutism in the country. It established a constitutional monarchy and with later amendments parliamentarism in 1878. Weranian, was made an official language in 1957 and the language is today equal in status to Varienish. The government and national parliament are situated in Rosenborg, the nations capital, largest city and main commercial hub.

Etymology

History