Walneria on NationStates
This article belongs to the lore of Eurth.

Walneria

Confederacy of Walneria

WalneriaCoat.png
Coat of arms
Motto: Curyk Veltëm mit Myheŕ
Back to the wurld with dedication
Position of Walneria
Location of Walneria in Argis
CapitalTyrámen
Official languagesWalnerian
Recognised regional languagesUstokan
Upper Malenik
Lower Malenik
Stedorian
Government
• President
Gyntŕ Ssvarc
• Prime Minister
Zimón Novak
LegislatureNational Assembly
Area
• 
89,520 km2 (34,560 sq mi)
• Water (%)
2%
Population
• 2021 estimate
10,612,108
• 2018 census
10,593,512
GDP (PPP)estimate
• Total
332.51 billion GK$
(5,415 billion WKR)
• Per capita
31,389 GK$
(511,162 WKR)
GDP (nominal)estimate
• Total
326.5 billion US$
(5,317.03 billion WKR)
• Per capita
30,821 US$
(501,913 WKR)
Gini28
low
HDI0.897
very high
CurrencyWalnerian Króne (Ԟ) (WKR)
Time zoneUTC-1:00 (DIT)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+0:00 (DIST)
Calling code+620
ISO 3166 codeWN
Internet TLD.wn

Walneria (Walnerian: Rósberland), officially the Confederacy of Walneria (Walnerian: Rósberisse Konfederación) is a country located on the continent of Argis, bordering Stedoria and Dazhdinia. It is a democratic unicameral neutral country.

History

Prehistory

TBA

Celtic and Dolchic eras

TBA

Slavic migration

At the beginning of the 7th century, first Slavs started arriving from the west, quickly settling most of the area by the end of 7th century. Early records show, that most of the cities and villages were majority Slavic. The newly formed duchies of Saldania (capital in Blanov), Walneria (capital in Kusnavice) and Kranelia (capital in Rámovny) were majority slavic duchies.

Westsiedlung

Shrinking of the Slavic settlements in Walneria

In early 12th century, Dolchic people in the east initiated an activity named "Westsiedlung" (literally "Western settlement"), which included many dolchic tribes, specially Middle High Dolch migrating into the territory of present day Walneria, creating multiple linguistic bridges and disrupting Slavic settlements. This process was mostly seen positively by the rulers of both duchies as well as later formed Kingdom of Walneria, as incoming dolchic settlers improved the strenght and economy of the kingdom.

By early 15th century, most border regions as well as the central highlands were majority Dolch, which is when the Entenian Wars happened.

Religious conflict

The Entenian Wars was a series of conflicts between Catholic royalty and newly formed proto-protestant movement, which gained traction under the preacher Peter Ente (Walnerian: Petŕ Ente; Ustokan: Petr Ent), which eventually ended with the siege of Rámovny in 1439. As a result of this conflict, many people were displaced by either fleeing local lords due to their faith or by being moved with their lord with reassignment to a new fiefdom.

With the regions intermingled in many areas and a possible resurgence of religious tensions, the king Ignatio III. passed multiple decrees, which labeled "Entist faiths" to be on equal footing with Catholicism. By the end of the 15th century, more than 3/4 of the country were Entist.

Zusamëlfasunk

In the conflict, Slavic settlements suffered heavy losses and were effectively destroyed, which resulted in Dolch settlers moving further back in. Walnerian term "Zusamëlfasunk" (Literally "Fitting together") describes a process, in which the former slavic settlers slowly germanized and influenced the Dolch language in the area in process. The result was a version of the Dolch language, which was heavily Slavicised in phonology and orthography, as well as influencing the grammar and vocabulary (Example may include Ustokan obrazWalnerian obrós (in contrast to Dolch Bild)).

The resulting language was named of the country "Walnerian" and quickly spread to many more slavic settlements. By mid 18th century, Rolamen Slavs were fully germanised, while Malenik and Ustokan linguistic areas were shrunk to only disconnected linguistic islands.

Cultural resistance

At the end of the 18th century, a movement arose among the Slavic settlers, which aimed to stop the germanisation of their linguistic areas. The so called "Ustokan rebirth" and "Malenik rebirth" were processes, where Ustokan and Malenik linguistists tried reforming the language and creating/taking new words from other Slavic languages to replace Dolchisms (Example may include Ustokan luftvzduĥ (from Russian воздуха)).

At the same time, Ustokan and Malenik authors started writing books and newsletters in their native languages, which boosted the cultural life in Slavic areas - some theatres started introducing plays in their Slavic languages. This linguistic purism launched patriotism, which de facto weakened the Walnerian position in germanisation and de facto established the linguistic islands in which the Slavic languages are spoken today in Walneria.

The other side of this is emigration. Currently, there are over 900,000 Ustokans and 320,000 Maleniks living in exile, which form a strong linguistic community, although some of them returned since 1980's autonomies were created.

Years of tyrany

TBA

Independence

TBA

Defensive war

Walnerian soldiers in Starbov, April 1939

Eversince the 1899 revolution, the new government got into political problems with Stedoria, which eventually escalated into a diplomatic feedback loop, which in turn lead to the war.

The war started on May 1st, 1939, when Stedorian forces crossed Walnerian border and advanced into the mainland, being successful in their offensive at first. After the first line of defence was breached, the Walnerian forces retreated to the second line. In Summer, unsuccessful Walnerian offensive only complicated the situation, as forces on both sides were too exhausted to conduct any large attack. In autumn and in winter, the Stedorian forces deployed in the occupation zones crippled major shortages in clothing and food, as the supply lines and logistics crumbled and were forced into a retreat. In March the next year, the border was restored to the pre-war location and Walneria ended victorious in the defensive war.

Post-war development

TBA

Demographics

Linguistic areas of Walneria
Chart of the languages

Native languages in Walneria

  Walnerian (91.7%)
  Ustokan (3.6%)
  Upper Malenik (1.7%)
  Lower Malenik (1.6%)
  Stedorian (0.9%)
  Other (0.5%)
Language Speakers
Walnerian 9,731,300
Ustokan 382,035
Upper
Malenik
180,405
Lower
Malenik
169,790
Stedorian 95,510
Other 53,060

TBA

Settlement areas

TBA

Ustokan settlement area

TBA

Malenik settlement area

TBA

Geography

TBA

Administrative divisions

Regions of Walneria
Table of the regions
Map Name Capital Population
BitenberkRegionMap.png Bítënberk
Region
Bítënberk 1,176,100
CizarenRegionMap.png Cízaren
Region
Cízaren 1,169,100
EgenarRegionMap.png Égënáŕ
Region
Égënáŕ 1,149,200
LomaneRegionMap.png Lómane
Region
Lómane 1,172,000
LubovRegionMap.png Lubov
Region
Lubov 1,152,000
MalenikSAMap.png Malenik
Settlement Area
Vojary 472,300
(350,000 Malenik)
OlmonRegionMap.png Olmón
Region
Olmón 1,165,000
RezenfeldRegionMap.png Ŕezënfeld
Region
Ŕezënfeld 1,171,300
TyrámenMap.png Tyrámen
Capital Region
Tyrámen 1,472,300
UstokanSAMap.png Ustokan
Settlement Area
Blanov 512,800
(380,000 Ustokan)

TBA

Climate

Map of the Walnerian national parks

TBA

Government and politics

Legislature

The legislature of Walneria is unicameral, with the National Assembly serving as the meeting place where laws are discussed and passed. The assembly has 129 seats, 80 of which are currently controlled by the governmental coalition of the Liberals (L.P.R.) and Christian Democrats (K.D.P.R.).

National Assembly political distribution:
WalnerianAssembly.svg

Assembly Speaker allegiance:    L.P.R.
Color Name of the Political Party Nick used by the Political Party Political direction Number of seats Affiliation
#00E3E0 Liberal Party of Walneria Liberals Liberal centre-right 57 Coalition
#FFD500 Christian Democratic Party of Walneria Christian Democrats Christian democracy 23 Coalition
#282FFF National party of Walneria Nationalists Isolationism 18 Opposition
#3FB400 Green Movement Greens Eco-centric centre-left 11 Unaffiliated
#FF8300 Social Democratic Party of Walneria Social Democrats Populist mid-left 8 Opposition
#C60000 Worker's Party of Walneria Communists Marxist far left 6 Opposition
#A100B4 Party of National Rebirth Rebirthists Centrist anarchism 4 Unaffiliated
#545454 Walneria First Movement REBists Far right 2 Opposition
Current Assembly Speaker: Dítmar Fissŕ

Executive

Zimón Novak, the current prime minister of Walneria

TBA

Judiciary

TBA

Presidency

Gyntŕ Ssvarc, the current president of Walneria

TBA

Elections

TBA

International relations

TBA

Infrastructure

TBA

Culture

TBA

Economy

TBA