Spiritual Republic of Yien
Map of Yien
|Alier Mohan I|
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The Spiritual Republic of Yien is a sovereign state located in Europa on Eurth. It is bordered by Norrium to the north, Damak Var in the east, Ayubi and Noble Nykia to the south, and Abantium in the west. The country is home to a little over 6.2 million people. The capital city Wengabiook is also the country's largest city.
Yien is a theocracy that is ruled by a spiritual leader known as the Diviner. The current Diviner is Alier Mohan I, who has held this position since 2007. The country's political system has undergone significant changes in the past few decades, including the reorganization of the government into a unitary state and the implementation of land reforms that have disproportionately benefited the Rek Clan. These changes have led to widespread discontent among the Reel Clans and have contributed to the current political tensions in the country.
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Yien is a tropical country located close to the Equator. It is divided into two main regions: the eastern half and the western half. The eastern half of Yien is characterized by its lush rainforests, which are home to a wide variety of plant and animal species. The landscape is characterized by rolling hills, winding rivers, and dense vegetation. The region has a humid, tropical climate with high temperatures and high levels of precipitation throughout the year. The rainy season, which lasts from November to April, is particularly heavy, with frequent storms and flooding. The rainforests of Yien are home to a wide variety of plant and animal species, including many that are found nowhere else in the world. The region is home to large populations of primates, such as monkeys and apes, as well as a variety of bird species, including parrots and toucans. The forests are also home to a number of threatened or endangered species, including the Yienese pangolin and the black-and-white ruffed lemur. The large plantations that dominate the eastern half of Yien are primarily dedicated to the production of palm oil and soybeans. These industries are a major source of income for the country and employ a large portion of the population. The plantations are typically large, mechanized operations that rely on modern technology and techniques to cultivate and harvest the crops. The region is also home to a number of small-scale farms that grow a variety of other crops, including rice, corn, and bananas.
The western half of Yien is characterized by its rolling hills, lush forests, and fertile plains. The region has a humid, subtropical climate with mild winters and hot, humid summers. The weather is generally less rainy than in the eastern half of the country, although there are still periods of heavy rainfall throughout the year. The western region of Yien is home to a number of small towns and villages that are surrounded by fertile farmlands. The region is known for its production of a variety of crops, including rice, wheat, corn, and soybeans. The region is also home to a number of livestock farms, including cattle, chicken, and pig farms. The western region is known for its relatively mild climate and is a popular destination for tourists seeking a break from the hot, humid weather of the eastern half of the country. The western half and southern coast of Yien is predominantly inhabited by the Rek Clan, one of the major clans in the country. The Rek Clan has a long and storied history in Yien and has held a significant amount of political and economic power in the country for many centuries. In addition to its economic influence, the Rek Clan also plays a prominent role in Yien's political landscape. Many members of the clan have held high-level government positions, including the presidency, and have shaped the country's policies and direction. The clan is known for its conservative and pro-business stance and has a reputation for being influential in the country's decision-making processes.
Wëngabiook is the capital city of Yien and is located in the western region of the country. It is named after a traditional occupation that is significant to the local culture, which is believed to be cow herding. The city is situated on the banks of a narrow bay that has been a vital hub for trade and commerce in Yien for centuries. Wëngabiook is a bustling metropolis and the political, economic, and cultural center of Yien and is a major hub for transportation, with a well-developed network of roads, railways, and an international airport. The city is known for its vibrant nightlife, diverse cuisine, and rich history. There are numerous landmarks and attractions that visitors can explore, such as the grand palace of the Rek Clan, the bustling central market, and the ancient temple of the cow herding deity. Wëngabiook is also home to a number of universities and research institutions, making it a hub for education and innovation.
The prehistoric period in Yien is generally thought to have begun around 2 million years ago, with the earliest known human ancestors appearing in the region around this time. Archaeological evidence suggests that early human migrations brought a variety of hominid species to the area, including Homo $subspecies, Homo $subspecies, and Homo $subspecies. Over time, these early human populations developed a range of technologies and cultural practices that allowed them to adapt to the diverse environments of Yien. They hunted and gathered food, made tools and weapons, and formed social and political systems to govern their communities. (WIP: Azano-Marenesian peoples.)
The classical period in Yien is generally thought to have begun around 3000 BCE, with the emergence of the first civilizations in the region. The earliest of these civilizations was the Shinar civilization, known for its advanced system of government, its sophisticated art and architecture, and its extensive trade networks. Around 2000 BCE, the Shinar civilization was followed by the emergence of the Memopotamian civilization. The Memopotamian civilization was known for its highly organized system of government and its advanced system of writing, which used cuneiform script. It was also a major center of trade and commerce, with extensive networks that stretched across the region. Both the Shinar and Memopotamia civilizations had a significant impact on the history and culture of Yien and continue to be remembered as important milestones in the country's past. They helped to lay the foundations for the development of subsequent civilizations and shaped the cultural and political landscape of the region in many ways. (WIP: Pearl Road.)
- Post-Classical period
- After the decline of the Shinar and Memopotamia civilizations, the region was ruled by a number of smaller states and empires, each with its own unique culture and traditions.
- During this time, the region saw the rise and fall of a number of empires, which conquered much of Yien and established a strong centralized government.
- In addition to political changes, the period saw significant cultural and social developments in Yien. The region was home to a variety of cultures and languages, and was an important center of trade and commerce. The people of Yien developed a range of technologies and cultural practices, including the use of iron and steel, the development of written languages, and the creation of art and literature.
- Early modern
- Before 1728: Yien are ruled by multiple dynastical rulers, including the Mahah Dynasty, which establishes a small colonial empire in the 17th and 18th centuries.
- 1728: Yien is conquered by the Norrium Himaya.
- 1961: The Republic of Yien is declared and breaks away from the Norrium Himaya.
- 2005: The Republic of Yien is overthrown by Spiritual Fundamentalists sponsored by Norrium, leading to the establishment of the current theocratic republic.
The Diviner Alier Mohan I has been the theocratic leader of Yien since the ‘Spiritual Uprising’ in 2007. Under his leadership, the country has undergone significant political and social changes. In 2009, the government of Yien was reorganized into a unitary state, a move that was seen as benefiting the Rek Clan, which holds a significant amount of political and economic power in the country. The Diviner is responsible for leading the country and making important decisions on behalf of the people. The Diviner is considered to be a divinely inspired leader and is believed to have a special connection to the spiritual realm. The Diviner is advised by a council of spiritual leaders and is assisted by a number of government officials who handle the day-to-day affairs of the state. The Diviner is the highest authority in Yien and wields significant power and influence over the country's political and social affairs.
The reorganization of the government was followed by land reforms that also disproportionately benefited the Rek Clan. These changes have led to widespread discontent among the Reel Clans, who are native to the eastern half of Yien and are known for their distinct cultures and dialects. Many of the Reel Clans have been campaigning and protesting for the eastern region of Yien to become an independent federal republic called Reelium. The movement for independence has gained significant support among the Reel Clans and has led to clashes with the government and the Rek Clan. In response to the protests, the Yienite Armed Forces have deployed the Spiritual Republican Guard Corps. 
The Spiritual Republican Guard Corps is a specialized branch of the Yienite Armed Forces that is responsible for the protection of the political system of the Spiritual Republic in Yien. It was established in the wake of the Spiritual Uprising, a series of protests and riots that rocked the country and led to significant political and social changes.
The corps is led by Brigadier General Okeyo Lagum, a seasoned military officer who has extensive experience in counterinsurgency and peacekeeping operations. The corps is made up of highly trained and well-equipped soldiers who are tasked with maintaining order and stability in the eastern region of the country, where the Reel Clans have been protesting for independence.
The presence of the corps in the eastern region of Yien has been controversial and has led to further tensions between the Reel Clans and the government. Many members of the Reel Clans view the corps as an occupying force and have accused it of using excessive force and violating the rights of protestors. The government, on the other hand, claims that the corps is necessary to maintain law and order and prevent the eastern region from descending into chaos.
The economy of Yien is primarily agricultural, with a state capitalist system that emphasizes state control over key industries. The country's main exports are a variety of nuts, including groundnuts, as well as traditional cash crops and grains. The western half of Yien is home to a small manufacturing sector that produces low-cost goods primarily for export to neighboring countries, such as Ayubi, Norrium, and the southern coastal nations of Amutia.
The biggest export out of Yien is palm oil and soybeans, which are grown on large plantations in the eastern half of the country. The country is also known for its cattle herding industry, although much of the production is for subsistence rather than for export. Yien is a major supplier of these commodities to the global market and relies heavily on its agricultural sector for economic growth.
The state capitalist system in Yien has been a source of controversy, with critics arguing that it has led to a concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a few elites, particularly the Rek Clan, which holds a significant amount of political and economic influence in the country. There have been calls for reform to address these issues, but so far the government has resisted such efforts.
(WIP. Ethnic groups. Language. Religion. Health. Education.)
- Language is Nilotic, mostly Dinka.
- Uses a modified version of the N’ko script for writing.
- Yien follows the same religion to Abantium, Inkolo, although is a lot more organised with a fixed stable hierarchy of priests and leaders.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Phase 2.3 – Nation Change List (30 July 2021)
- ↑ Roiters, Yien expands military presence in Rek region (10 November 2022)