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Tsardom of Velikoslavia

Царство Великославия
Flag of Velikoslavia
of Velikoslavia
Coat of arms
Location of Velikoslavia
CapitalSaint Dumont
Largest cityLevograd
Official languagesLudic
Recognised regional languagesOther Regional Dialects
Ethnic groups
Ludic, Various others
GovernmentLimited Constitutional Monarchy
• Tsar of Velikoslavia
Alexis V
Grand Prince August Ivanov
• Principality of Kurev
• Principality of Reval
1001 - 1162
• Principality of Kovno
• Formation of Velikoslavia
• Southern War
1790 - 1827
• Volskan War
1975 - 1980
• Total
813,120 km2 (313,950 sq mi)
• 2020 estimate
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
• Per capita
very high
Calling code13
Internet TLD.or

The Tsardom of Velikoslavia is a country located in eastern Belisaria in Ajax. It borders Volsk to the northeast, Ludvosiya to the south, Zamorodna to the west, and the Nordic Sea to the north. It covers an area of X and has a varied climate, with tundra in the north with harsh winters. The southern portions of the nation are more mild with warmer summers brought on by Nordic storm fronts and Lake Kupalnitsa. The nation's capital is Saint Dumont with Volstengrav, Odera, Kurev, and Reval as other major metropolitan areas. The largest city is Levograd.

History of human activity in Velikoslavia extends thousands of years with early archeological evidence showing that several Ludite and Skagish tribes came to inhabit the west and central parts of the nation. The north remained largely uninhabited except for local Vanduit and Skagish settlers who ventured north. The Kurevan Slav emerged in the early 700s as the dominant power over the kingdoms. In 954, under the threat of Bayarid invasion, the Kurevan Luds invited Dagan I and his Clan to rule over them from modern day Hvalheim. The center of the nation would eventually shift to Reva with the founding of the Principality of Reva and Dagan's son opting to move his court south to the city. This would transition to the Principality of Kovno gaining supremacy until the founding of modern day Velikoslavia by Vitomir I.

Velikoslavia is considered a regional power within Belisaria and has a large professional military.

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The government of Velikoslavia is considered a constitutional monarchy, though more democratic states tend to consider it absolute. The formal governing document of the current government is the Universal Pact of Governance, signed into law by Tsar Alexis III in 1854. It established the Tsar as the head of government and head of state, with no other checks and balances on the office. The Synod was given additional power to govern internal affairs and the High Court of Velikoslavia was established to oversee all judicial affairs, centralizing the previously noble appointed courts. The Universal Rights of the Velikoslavian Citizen was also adopted into law that same year. It allowed citizens certain human rights and before the courts, a radical departure from earlier methods of justice where nobility could solely preside over and influence trials. The Universal Rights document also established the complete independence of the Common Court system from the Noble Court system and established separate courts for both. Direct intervention by the monarch or other nobility is specifically barred in the context of the Common Court. This is the only limitation placed on the Tsar by either document.

Monarchy and Executive Branch

The monarchy of Velikoslavia was founded by Dagan I, the first monarch of the Principality of Kurev, and has remained ruling over the nation that eventually evolved into Velikoslavia. After the Bayarid war, the Nine Generals were each awarded titles and granted lands and adopted in the Council of Nine to rule under Dagan. This system persisted as the rule of subsequent Tsars transitioned to Reval, then Kovno.

Today, the Velikoslavian monarchy is classified as an constitutional monarchy. The Tsar still maintains near unchecked executive power over the government and legislature. Though the position permits a ruler to be the legislative body of the empire above all others, in practice the Procedurate serves as the practical head of government. This was permitted in the Pact, which better defined the Procedurate's powers and permitted him to serve in a legislative capacity. The monarch is capable of proposing and vetoing any legislation as well as casting a vote in favor of anything proposed. In theory, the only way the monarchy's veto may be overridden is via a unanimous vote by the Synod. In practice, however, this cannot happen as the ruling family has historically been a peer and thus is able to vote on a measure and prevent an overriding vote. A monarch is the only official who may declare war though the Synod can petition him to declare war should they so wish.

There are multiple types of defined orders that the monarch may introduce. Imperial Edicts are types of orders which directly relate to changes in the law of the nation that the monarch may desire to happen. These are the highest tier of order with regards to law and affect immediate change, superseding any Synod vote. They are specifically used to change the law or introduce a new law rather than operate within an existing one. Imperial Decrees relate specifically to things within the law that the monarch is decreeing. An example may be granting someone citizenship, which doesn't modify a law but simply utilizes the mechanisms of an existing one. Other executive orders include a Declaration of Relations, which relate specifically to matters regarding diplomatic relations with other states. Orders of War are specifically used to declare war against another state. A Military Issue is the official executive action relating to the military, whether it be to order the drafting of conscripts or perhaps declare the procurement of a new weapon. The Tsar may also issue a dílosi synkatáthesis, or a Declaration of Assent, where he publicly supports an action. This can relate to any sphere of society but typically relates to Synod actions. In other spheres, such a declaration has massive influence. For example, a dílosi synkatáthesis issued with regards to a research project will give the researchers access to significantly more funding from donors who wish to garner favor with the monarch. A dílosi diafonías, or Declaration of Dissent, has the opposite effect and can increase opposition to what it is issued against. The final type of order is a Ministerial Missive, which is an order directly issued to the ministries that comprise the main bureaucratic arm of government.

The monarch is directly aided by the ministries, which follow his directives and carry out his orders as instruments of government. Many sprang from ancient palace traditions. There are eleven Ministries; the Foreign Office, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Defense and War, the Office of the Treasury, Ministry of Health, Ministry of the Velinov Court, Office of Transport, the Ministry of Communication and Media, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Cultural Preservation, and the Office of Affairs of the Aristocracy. The highest office of the ministries is known as the Statsministris. This official manages all the ministries with the exception of the Ministry of Defense and War. He is allowed to appoint and remove ministers at will provided they do not have the Blessing of the Tsar, which acts as a sort of tenure, removing the Statsministris' ability to sack the official that has the Blessing. The office also typically serves as the hand and will of the monarch within the government ministries, keeping them in line with the orders that the monarch issued. The Statsministris position and power over the ministries has historically resulted in this being one of the most powerful offices in the land.

At the same level of power as the Statsministris is the Grand Marshal, who is fully responsible for the military and all military related affairs. He serves as the head of the Ministry of Defense and War and answers directly to the monarch. This position may remove and appoint military officials at will provided they do not have the Blessing of the Tsar. All military spending and strategy are also approved by the Grand Marshal. Within the Ministry of Defense and War, there are numerous lower ranking officials which he resides over and appoints. The office is most active during war but has historically commanded serious influence in politics during times of war and when the military has been involved in regime changes.

Grand Synod

The Grand Synod is one of the oldest government institutions in Velikoslavia, dating back to its formation in 1089 as an advisory body for the ruler. The office of the Procedurate was created in 1145 as the emperor's representative in the Synod. Historically, the Procedurate controlled the monarch's vote, giving him enormous power. This system was reformed by the Universal Pact of Governance, which removed control of the vote from the Procedurate and declared that the office would instead be appointed by the party of the Synod that controlled the most seats.

The Grand Synod consists of 620 seats, 120 of which are occupied by life deputies. Life deputies are considered those who hold a peerage. Other life Synod seats may be appointed by those granted single grant titles or other honors. The Pact guaranteed that 120 seats were to always be life deputies unless additional peerages were granted, which may come with a life seat. The remaining 500 seats are elected and are voted in via the 500 governmental districts of Velikoslavia that are single-member electoral districts. Elections are held every two years.

Fylkes and Landed Gentry

Though their role as the sole government in their lands was severely limited by the Pact, some nobility still play a key part in governing their lands. Direct rule ceased under the Pact and instead, lands were subdivided within the former system of fief governances into Fylkes (counties), and governed by a Fylke Council. Individual Fylke Councils were established under the prior lords who governed them and via elections held with the locals. This turned individual counties into their own governed communities with widely varying laws and ordinances. In certain counties, the lord still remains heavily involved in the government while in others, the people chose to limit the lord's influence to varying degrees. Some lords were voted into ceremonial roles. All lords are permitted to have a voice on the Fylke council in their realm and attend meetings but many have no sway or power over the council.



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Velikoslavia has a mixed economy, with significant amounts of mineral resources chiefly mined in the Kremnefelsk Mountains in central Velikoslavia. Another key mining area is eastern Velikoslavia near the arctic circle, where significant resource extraction takes place. In 2020, the service sector contributed to 54% of the economy, which was a 3% increase from the previous year. The nation had an unemployment rate of 4% in 2020, owing to measures that has recently boosted the Veliko economy such as increased trade with Ludvosiya. It has a labor force of 42 million people, many of which have become involved in the steadily growing service sector. Velikoslavia is notably a large exporter of oil and natural gas as well as other petroleum products. It has four notable pipelines, which send crude oil and other fuel products into neighboring Ludvosiya and into other nations along Lake Kupalnitsa, notably Drevstran where petroleum products are key for the plastic production industry. Velikoslavia is a significant global exporter and importer.


Velikoslavia has a modern high speed and regular speed rail network which was significantly built up in early 2005 via several multi year contracts with the Charnean company Taynayat Tazolizabo Mamalatan, who aided the Imperial Transportation Ministry in working with the two major Velikoslavian rail companies, XXX and XXX, to upgrade and expand aging cold war era rail infrastructure. In recent years, the nation has been working to upgrade aging infrastructure in more remote areas. Historically, the more populous western portion of the nation has been the more favored region for new projects and infrastructure upgrades. The Synod has in recent years worked to correct this discrepancy with new initiatives such as the Infrastructure Rejuvenation Program of 2016 where in significant resources were offered to

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