"Let a hundred flowers bloom; let a hundred schools of thought contend"
"Red Flowers Blooming All Over the Mountain"
and largest city
|Recognised regional languages||Bakwanese|
|Ethnic groups||93.6% Zaihanese|
|Government||Unitary dominant-party semi-presidential republic|
• 2019 estimate
• 2010 census
|GDP (PPP)||2018 estimate|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2018 estimate|
• Per capita
|Gini (2020)|| 40.2|
|HDI (2020)|| 0.705|
|Currency||Zaihanese yingbi (¥) (ZHY)|
Zaihan (Zaihanese: 在韓 Zàihán) is a sovereign state located in eastern Oridia. It is bordered by the Aitic Federation and Sarangol to the north, Korbukistan and Bhasar to the west, and Hallada and Hyshon to the south. Its eastern coast, where over 80% of the population lives, flanks the Amplian Ocean. The country is divided into 14 provinces and four national municipalities, which collectively contain 789 districts. Zaihan is the second-most populous country in the world with over 916 million people. The capital city of Daohai is the world's second-largest city in both land area and population.
Zaihan is considered to be one of the historical cradles of civilization, seeing numerous dynasties and cliques over the course of its multi-thousand year history. After the War of Two Summers in the 900s, Zaihan was created as a unified kingdom ruled by the Yao dynasty. Establishing an expansive empire by expanding south into Samho and Yachen, the country remained relatively stable until its involvement in the Great War on the side of the Allied powers. The imperial government fell during the Republican Revolution of 1943 and the country withdrew from the war immediately thereafter. Republican forces battled the Yao loyalists in the ensuing civil war. The Republicans, led by Ming Haitao, proclaimed victory in 1946.
The country is a unitary semi-presidential republic and is often characterized as a developing country under a hybrid regime. Zaihan initially pursued a policy of "soft neutrality" during the Silent War, remaining uninvolved in military conflicts while maintaining close financial ties with the Vierz bloc. The death of Ming Haitao in 1968 prompted a shift towards Vonzumier and western Patyria. Large-scale economic opening and moderate political liberalization saw the country's economy expand drastically from the 1970s onward.
Zaihan is a founding member of the East Oridian Conference and the International Assembly, and is one of four permanent members of the IA Committee of Security. The Armed Forces of Zaihan is one of the largest militaries in the world. Zaihan maintains largely positive relations with nearby Oridian states and the CSO, while relations with Bhasar and the Aitic Federation are more negative.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
Zaihan is officially a unitary semi-presidential republic. The functions of government are dictated by the Constitution of Zaihan, and more specifically the Articles on the Function of the Republic. The constitution divides governmental power between the High Court (judicial), National Assembly (legislative) and the National Council (executive). The constitution emphasizes the protection of civil and human rights, the rule of law and the preservation of the constitutional republican system.