Federation of Miersa
Coat of arms
Motto: "Bóg, Naród, Rodzina"
"God, Nation, Family"
Anthem: Niebiosa Zbawcie Federacja
"Heaven Save the Federation"
Location of West Miersa (dark green) and claimed but uncontrolled territories (light green) in Euclea.
|Capital||Żobrodź (de jure)|
West Żobrodź (de facto)
|Recognised regional languages||Narodyn|
|Ethnic groups |
|Government||Federal dominant-party semi-presidential republic|
|203,965 km2 (78,751 sq mi)|
• 2017 estimate
|80.50/km2 (208.5/sq mi)|
|GDP (nominal)||2015 estimate|
• Per capita
|Currency||West Miersan grosz (MZG)|
The Federation of Miersa (Miersan: Federacja Mierska), also known as West Miersa (Miersan: Mierska Zachodnia), is a sovereign state in central Euclea, comprising the western portion of the historical nation of Miersa. It shares borders with Narozalica, Minilov and Vedmed to the west, Velzemia to the north and Lemovicia and Slirinia to the south. To the east, it is bordered by East Miersa, though it claims that the entirity of the Miersan basin, like its eastern counterpart. Żobrodź functions as the capital of West Miersa, although de facto only West Żobrodź is under their administration, and Krada is the nation's largest city. West Miersa has a population of 16.4 million and an area of 203,965 km2 (78,751 sq mi).
Miersa was first inhabited by the early Marolevs in the late classical period, as the Solarian Empire expanded into the Miersan hinterlands. Although not conquered by Solaria, the Solarians left a definite legacy in the region. The three first significant Miersan states were known as the Three Crowns, with West Miersa largely constituting Zachódnia and Firencja. They were united with Wybrzeże by Romuald the Bold in 1257. The subsequent Miersan Commonwealth became a significant power in central Euclea, at times rivalling neighbouring powers such as Sunrosia. In 1623, the Cesarz died without issue, leading to the Miersan Interregnum and the rise of the Miersan Republic. The Republic would be short-lived, with the monarchs of Gaullica and Narozalica both claiming the Miersan throne. The conclusion of the War of the Miersan Succession in 1638 put an end to the Interregnum, with land ceded to both Empires and the Duchy of Żobrodź buffer state created. In 1687 the First Miersan Revolt saw the final partition of the country. The western provinces became part of Narozalica, under which they retained their status as part of the breadbasket of Euclea.
Following the Great War, Miersa was largely under the occupation of Narozalica. Following Narozalican posturing and the outbreak of a major general strike, West Miersa was created as a part of the Godfredson Plan, and a CN-monitored DMZ was created. Following in the footsteps of their Narozalican benefactor, West Miersa became a rival to the Swetanian-backed Miersan Socialist Republic. The West Miersan economy, reliant on indemnities from the East, contracted in 1953, following East Miersan refusal to pay further indemnities. In 1979, West Miersa was isolated from Narozalica, and an East Miersan invasion sparked the Miersan War. The interference of the Community of Nations led to the signing of the Treaty of San Alessandro in 1982, which attempted to normalise relations between the two states and saw West Miersa cede Ziarnokosz to the east.
Today, West Miersa is a federal dominant-party semi-presidential republic which operates a mixed economy that focuses on natural resources. The current President is Sylwester Wrzesiński. It has a GDP per capita of $13,172. West Miersa is heavily aligned with Narozalica, with some commentators considering West Miersa a puppet state. It is a member of the Community of Nations, the International Council for Democracy and Samorspi.