Republic of Verdesa
• 2020 estimate
The Republic of Verdusa, most commonly known as Verdusa, is a nation in the Coalition of Crown Albatross located on the continent of Adula, bordered by Emmiria and San Martina. Eighty percent of Verdusa is mountainous, with Mount Grecia being the highest peak at 2,918 metres (9,573 ft). Verdusa is regarded to be one of the cradles of Iearth's civilizations, being the birthplace of democracy as well as many forms of philosophy, literature, historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, and drama. It is also considered the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity, with the city of Yerusalahm being one of the oldest and holiest cities on Iearth.
In 1987, a coup d'etat led by renegade military officials attempted to overthrow the government of Verdusa, leading to a violent civil war that lasted until 1989. The C.C.A. sent peacekeeping forces, mostly made up of neighboring San Martinan and Emmirian troops, to defend international workers and protect safe-zones established by the Coalition and the Verdusian government. In a April 21st, 1987 ambush, 41 Coalition peacekeepers were killed by rebel forces, leading to higher military involvement and an Emmirian-led reinforcement contingent to help back the government forces.
Verdusa is a unitary parliamentary republic and developed country with an advanced high-income economy, a high quality of life, and a very high standard of living. Verdusa's unique cultural heritage, large tourism industry, prominent shipping sector and geostrategic importance classify it as a middle power.