Zhousheng is a independent country in Anteria, on the continent of Thuadia, bordering Gadorien, Prei Meas, Speke, Qazhshava, Bakyern & Monte Blanco. It is a member of the Mustelarian Federation along with Monte Blanco. It was formed in 1943 shortly after the War of the Council from the Zhoushi Union, which consisted of semi-independent countries of Bogmia and Zhengia, and the Zhoushi Council State. It officially turned into a homogenous country via integration act of 1984. It is a proud member of the Sekidean Union's Inner Circle and a proud actor in the Anterian World Assembly.
Federal Republic of Zhousheng
Motto: „Through the ages towards future“
Zhoushi: „Peꝛez doby fu buducnoшꞇ“
Anthem: The Wake of Unity
Zhoushi: Buƌeƞi odnety
Dumtapolis (Federal capital)
|Working languages||Zhoushi, Slovanic, Ulevan, Velpan, Gradi, Storvani, Zaprei, Aschari, Louzen|
|Ethnic groups||Zhoushi Zheng|
|Government||Bicameral Federal Parliamentary Republic|
• Prime Minister
|History of Zhousheng|
• Bogmian Empire wars
|760 CE - 880 CE|
• The Dark Ages
|1200 CE - 1600 CE|
|1773 CE - November 18th 1862|
• Bogmian Independence
|December 1st 1862|
• Zhengian Independence
|January 3rd 1863|
• Zhoushi Union
|February 4th 1912 - May 8th 1943|
|May 9th 1938 - September 5th 1941|
• Zhoushi Federation declared
|September 6th 1943|
• Official National Integration
|December 31st 1984|
• Mustelarian Federation formed
|August 23rd 2017|
|1,070,464 km2 (413,308 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
• 2020 estimate
• 2012 census
|98.557/km2 (255.3/sq mi)|
|GDP (PPP)||2018 estimate|
|6.3 Trillion ACU|
(5.1 Trillion SEK)
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2019 estimate|
|5.8 Trillion ACU|
(4,7 Trillion SEK)
• Per capita
|HDI (2019)|| 0.934|
|Time zone||UTC-4; -5 (PMT; PST)|
• Summer (DST)
|UTC-4, -5 (not observed)|
|ISO 3166 code||ZS|
- 1 History
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Geography
- 4 Climate
- 5 Government and Politics
- 5.1 Elections
- 5.2 Upper House (Senate)
- 5.3 Lower House (Parliament)
- 5.4 Military
- 5.5 The Executive Branch (Government)
- 5.6 Foreign relations
- 6 Infrastructure
- 7 Culture
- 8 Economy
- 9 Holidays
History of Zhousheng can not be told as a single timeline, rather as a logical conclusion of two timelines.
Ancient history and Bogmian Empire
Polyanshi were a branch of Slavic descent, which migrated at around 20 CE from the area of present-day Nerany to Zhousheng. From the 3rd to 15th centuries, cultural separation caused the Polyashi people to split into Bogmanci/Bogmian, Slovanci/Slovans and Belgorci/Monte Blancans. In around 760 AD, Bogmians were able to consolidate themselves and form the Bogmian Empire, which spanned from southern Monte Blanco across Zhengian and Bogmian linguistic areas and southern Bakyern. The empire is seen as a beginning of the integration of Bogmian and Zhengian cultures.
The Dark Ages
After 300 years, Bogmian Empire slowly deteriorated and region after region started to break away from the central government. As of 1200 AD, Zhousheng slowly transformed into a huge area of infighting between tens, if not hundreds, of local dukes and kings. Around this time, the majority of local Bogmian warlords adopted Christianity, which spread into the area through Gadorien. In the 1520's, a new movement began to spring up. Over the span of 3 centuries, minor duchies, kingdoms and even electorates slowly merged into 3 large entities: Kingdom of Bogmia (controlling the center and north of present day Zhousheng), Kingdom of Zhengia (controlling the southern and coastal areas of present day Zhousheng) & Kingdom of Haldenia (controlling the west areas separated from the rest of Zhousheng by mountains). Haldenia and Bogmia attempted to control each other's church positions, which lead to a huge distrust of the church by the general populace. That lead to multiple wars of religious reformations, which in the end resulted in creating a unitary church with a round table council not influenced by any king or royal of sorts.
Empire of Three Kings
In 1773, this era of instability was ended by unification of the Kingdom of Monte Blanco, Kingdom of Bogmia & Kingdom of Zhengia into the Empire of Three Kings, lead by the Chepichkik dynasty, the former royal family of Monte Blanco, which became the imperial dynasty. The empire is seen as a golden era of Zhoushi history and is de facto a founding stone for the present day Mustelaria. The Empire tried enforcing one artificial language as a base. This language was based on the old proto-polyanshi southern dialects. In around 1800, Haldenia was integrated into the Empire as a part of Bogmia. This language, called the "Imperial Mustelarian" was later dropped. Empire collapsed on 18th November 1862 with a dispute over bloodline purity of the Chepichkik dynasty. Following that, all of the three kingdoms began operating as independent entities. On the wake of the 19th century, monarchies in Zhengia, Bogmia and Monte Blanco fell one by one, transforming their countries into parliamentary democracies.
In 1912, Zhengia and Bogmia, entered a political union, which connected their foreign relations and monetary policies into one. On the same time, a writing reformation of Bogmian occured, abandoning the long-used Coptic script (which is still used in literar Monte Blancan) in favor of a new Latin alphabet. On May 9th, 1932, western provinces of Bogmia declared independence and officially established a communist government, collaboratively called "The Council" (Old Bogmian: ⲣⲁⲇⲁ (rada), Latin Bogmian: Rada), therefore the war was called "The War of the Council". The civil war dragged Zhengia into the conflict as well, de facto unifying the two nations in weapon. On September 5th 1942, the Council State surrendered when Zhoushi troops (Zhoushi standing army was formed in 1940) raised a Union flag over the Worker's Counsulate (Literary Bogmian: Pracovny Konzulat, Literary Zhengian: Praƌofƞi Gonsulaat (as you can see, Zhengian took a lot from Bogmian grammar and culture)). The war was a push for a federation of Zhousheng, which was formed in 1943. In the next decades, the country integrated first into the Shanghou Pact and later into the Sekidean Union. On December 31st 1984, a New Year's Integration Bill was passed, officially recognizing the hybrid language of Bogmian and Zhengian as a official language of Zhousheng. On August 23rd 2017, a Empire of Three Kings was reformed for 2 minutes, named the Empire of Mustelaria, which allowed the Chepichkik dynasty head to officially surrender the crown to the people by laying it on the wheat wreath. By this act, the Empire was abolished and new Federation of Zhousheng and Monte Blanco was formed, named the Federation of Mustelaria.
Expected migration period
The southern areas of Zhousheng called Zhengia were settled by Zhengs, which are linguistically descendants of Preimeais and Phnoms. Zhengian people migrated across the mountains from Prei Meas to southern Mustelaria in 1st century BCE. No records from 1st century about this migration can be found, therefore this part of the history relies on 5th century historical records from Zhengian Kingdom's scrolls (Old Zhengian dialect of Prei Mean: នគរហ្សេង (nokr hsae ng).
The Kingdom was conquered by Bogmians in about 800 AD and integrated into the Bogmian Empire. At this time, the old Zhengian started to give their way to the older Bogmian-Zhengian dialects, which dominated lower classes of most of the Zhengian states during the Dark Ages. Although linguistically shifting from Preimeai root to Bogmian one, religion remains predominantly Kammist (Records from 1560 show, that although about 70% of recorded populace spoke some macaronic hybrid of Zhengian and Bogmian language, more than 90% of the populace were actively practicing Kammist religion).
Zhengian kingdom and The Empire of Three Kings
Zhengian Kingdom was formed in around 1720 CE and was quickly tied in a constant struggle over the culture. Zhengian language was actively dying as Zhengian intelligence was migrating to Bogmia, which was far more open to foreign ideals (Zhengian attempt to salvage the ancient Zhengian language backfired, because most of the intelligence felt oppressed by the draconic laws enforcing Zhengian language only). The Kingdom was integrated to the Empire of Three Kings after a civil war decimated their army and the victorious Jamgic (Standard Zhengian: ចាជី (cha chi), Bogemised Zhengian: ទ្ឝម្ត្ឝវ្ចិ (Dzhamzhovtsi) declared their intention on salvaging the Zhengian culture by integrating it with Bogmians, not by subjecting it to Bogmian. The era of the Zhengian presence in the Empire of Three Kings is seen as a quick pace of destruction of former Zhengian grammar, but salvation of their philosophy and culture and its proliferation across Bogmian territories.
After the fall of the Empire, Zhengians tied themselves to new Bogmian state and formed a political Union by 1912. In 1915, Zhengians officially abandoned the old Preimeai writing system in favor of the new Latin alphabet. After the War of the Council, Zhengians officially founded the Federation of Zhousheng with Bogmians, officially integrating Zhengian accents on the Macaronic language into the new Pan-Zhoushi dialects (which is a reason, why current Zhoushi alphabet has 40 separate phonemes, which is the most of any langauge from the whole of Anteria). During the Preimeai civil war, Zhengian areas were heavily fortified by Zhoushi army and later used as a bridgehead in the involvement.
Main article: Zhoushi language
For the full descriptive article and a full table, see the page about this language.
The language has a slavic root and grammar, however, unlike other slavic languages, has 8 grammatical cases (other have 7 or 6). Also, there are about 700 Zhengian words in present day Zhoushi language, they are declined using Bogmian grammar. Because of the Zhengian accents profilerating, Zhoushi language has 40 unique phonemes, 2 of which are exclusive to Zhoushi language.
|Official Zhoushi alphabet||Latinised Zhoushi alphabet||IPA Symbol||Example of a english word with the sound|
|1||A a||A a||/a/||After|
|2||B b||B b||/b/||Label|
|3||C c||C c||/t͡s/||Cicada|
|4||Ч ч||Č č||/t͡ʃ/||Check|
|5||D d||D d||/d/||Done|
|6||Đ đ||Ď ď||/ɟ/||Voiced palatal plosive (not in english)|
|7||Ƌ ƌ||D́ d́||/d͡z/||Voiced alveolar affricate (not in english)|
|8||E e||E e||/ɛ/||Bed (General American accent)|
|9||Є є||Ě ě||/e/||Bed (Australian accent)|
|10||F f||F f||/f/||Fine|
|11||G g||G g||/g/||Game|
|12||Г г||Ǧ ǧ||/d͡ʒ/||Jam|
|13||H h||H h||/h/||Hello|
|14||Ȝ ȝ||Ȟ ȟ||/ɣ/ /x/||Velar fricative (not in english: Voiceless, Voiced)|
|15||I i||I i||/i/ /ɪ/||Free / Bit (General American)|
|16||J j||J j||/j/||You|
|17||K k||K k||/k/||Key|
|18||L l||L l||/l/||Later|
|19||Λ λ||Ľ ľ||/ȴ/||Million|
|20||M m||M m||/m/||Mother|
|21||N n||N n||/n/||Month|
|22||Ƞ ƞ||Ň ň||/ɲ/||New|
|23||O o||O o||/o/ /ɔ/||Yawn / Not|
|24||Ө ө||Ǒ ǒ||/u͡o/||Not in english. Examples is for example Ô|
|25||P p||P p||/p/||Play|
|26||Q q||Q q||/k͡v/||A bigram of /k/ and /v/, for example in Question|
|27||R r||R r||/r/||Bright|
|28||Ꝛ ꝛ||Ř ř||/r̝/ /r̝̊/||Voiced and voiceless alveolar fricative trills (not in english)|
|29||S s||S s||/s/||Surprise|
|30||Ш ш||Š š||/ʃ/||Show|
|31||T t||T t||/t/||Time|
|32||Ꞇ ꞇ||Ť ť||/c/||Voiceless palatal plosive (not in english)|
|33||Þ þ||T́ t́||/ð/ /θ/||This / Thin|
|34||U u||U u||/u/||Boot|
|35||V v||V v||/v/||Valve|
|36||Ƿ ƿ||W w||/w/||Weep|
|37||X x||X x||/k͡s/||A bigram of /k/ and /s/, for example in Maximal|
|38||Y y||Y y||/ɨ/||Lip (London accent)|
|39||Z z||Z z||/z/||ZOO|
|40||Ʒ ʒ||Ž ž||/ʒ/||Pleasure|
Example of Zhoushi language (Lord's prayer)
For the more examples, see the page about this language.
|English language||Zhoushi language||Zhoushi diacritic||Belgorian language||Belgorian latin||Slovanic langauge|
|Our Father in heaven,||Oþчe naш, kitory jesꞇєш na ƞieby,||Ot́če naš, kitory jesťěš na ňieby,||ⲟⲧⲕⲓ ⲛⲁϣⲓ, ⲧⲓϣ ⲓⲥⲉϣ ⲛⲁ ⲛⲓⲉⲃϣⲓⲭⲁⲭ,||Otki naši, tiš iseš na niebšichach,||Otče náš, ktorý si na nebesiach,|
|hallowed be your name.||mino Tiƿe buđ posviƌeno,||mino Tiwe buď posvid́eno,||ⲡⲟⲥⲫⲁⲧⲓⲓ ⲥⲁ ⲙⲉⲛⲟ ⲧⲯⲟⲓⲟ,||Posfatii sa meno Tvoio,||posväť sa meno Tvoje,|
|Your kingdom come.||Tiƿoje guo pꝛiȝađ,||Tiwoje guo přiȟaď,||ⲡⲣⲓⲓⲭⲟⲇⲓⲓ ⲕⲣⲁⲗⲫⲥⲧⲯⲟ ⲧⲯⲟⲓⲟ,||Priichodii kralfstvo Tvoio,||príď kráľovstvo Tvoje,|
|Your will be done,||biduч Tiƿuj janг,||biduč Tiwuj janǧ,||ⲃⲓⲓ ⲯⲩⲟⲗⲁ ⲧⲯⲟⲓⲁ,||bii vuola Tvoia,||buď vôľa Tvoja,|
|on earth as it is in heaven.||jak fu ƞeby, tak aj na zөmi.||jak fu ňeby, tak aj na zǒmi.||ⲓⲁⲕ ⲯ ⲛⲓⲉⲃⲓ, ⲧⲁⲕ ⲁⲓ ⲛⲁ ⲍⲉⲙⲛⲓ.||iak v niebi, tak ai na zemni.||ako v nebi, tak i na zemi.|
|Give us this day our daily bread||Ȝilab maш tudejшij divaj mam dƞes||Ȟilab maš tudejšij divaj mam dňes||ⲭⲗⲓⲉⲃⲓⲕ ⲛⲁϣ ⲯⲍⲇⲉⲓϣⲁⲓ ⲇⲁⲓ ⲛⲁⲙ ⲇⲛⲓⲉⲥ||Chliebik naš daj nam dnies||Chlieb náš daj nám dnes|
|and forgive us our debts,||aj ƿypujuшꞇaj mam гriȝy maшije,||aj wypujušťaj mam ğriȟy mašije,||ⲓ ⲟⲇⲡⲩϣⲧⲓ ⲛⲁⲙ ⲛⲁϣⲓⲉ ⲯⲓⲛⲓⲉ,||i odpušti nam našie vinie,||a odpusť nám naše viny,|
|as we also have forgiven our debtors.||jak aj my ƿypujuшamy mašim huoqum.||jak aj my wypujušamy mašim huoqum.||ⲓⲁⲕ ⲓ ⲙⲓ ⲟⲇⲡⲩϣⲧⲓⲁⲙⲉ ⲛⲁϣⲓⲙ ⲯⲓⲛⲓⲕⲁⲙ.||iak i mi odpuštiame našim vinikam.||ako i my odpúšťame svojim vinníkom.|
|And do not bring us into temptation,||Aj ƞevydaj mas fu pakuшenji,||Aj ňevydaj mas fu pakušenji,||ⲓ ⲛⲓⲉⲍⲯⲓⲉⲇⲁⲓ ⲛⲁⲥ ⲯ ⲡⲟⲕⲩϣⲓⲉⲛⲓⲉ,||I nezvidai nas v pokušenie,||A neuveď nás do pokušenia,|
|but rescue us from the evil one.||le zibafuj mas ƿy Jingu.||le zibafuj mas wy Jingu.||ⲁⲗⲓⲉ ⲭⲣⲁⲛⲓⲓ ⲛⲁⲥ ⲟⲇ ⲍⲗⲟⲅⲟ.||ale chrani nas od Zlogo.||ale zbav nás Zlého.|
For the full descriptive article and a full table, see the page about this language.
Zhoushi langauge works with 2 grammatical numbers (singular and plural, some dual forms are still present for some words) 8 separate grammatical cases (Nominative, Genitive, Dative, Accusative, Locative, Instrumentative, Ablative & Vocative) and there are 16 Inflection patterns (4 for Masculine animate, 4 for Masculina animate, 4 for Feminine and 4 for Neuter) with 16 Inflectional paradigms, example shows only pradigms Muʒ (Man, masculine animate), Шtat (State, masculine inanimate), Ʒona (Woman, feminine)) & Moꝛe (Sea, neuter):
|Order||Name of the case||Number||Muʒ||Шtat||Ʒona||Moꝛe|
In Zhousheng, most of the people are combination of Prei-Phnom and Thuado-Thrismaran genetic groups. Zhoushi people, have, however, one rarity. It is now widely believed, that hexadactyly originated in Zaprei region and by 9th century AD spread thanks to trade routes in Bogmian Empire into most of present-day Zhousheng. In present days, about 36% of Zhoushi populace have five fingers and one thumb on each hand.
For the full descriptive article and a full table, see the page about this language.
As stated above, thanks to the prominence of hexadactyly between the Zhoushi populace, Zhousheng is one of the few nations, that developed a dozenal system. Zhousheng officially used latinized dozenal system until 1978, when the government officially decided to abandon the system and move towards a decimal system. In school, both systems are told in a paralel to each other, which helps Zhoushi students to better understand numbers and aren't tied to just one graphical representation of the number, supporting abstract thinking. However, this also causes some problems with education, therefore math is being told in kindergarden as well to balance the pressure kids would be subjected during math exams.
|Decimal term (Common)||Dozenal term (Common)||Decimal term (Zhoushi)||Dozenal term (Zhoushi)|
Currently, dozenal system is used only sparsely in common use, but for example clocks still retained their original cyclic description (that is 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-ᚴ-ⵒ-ᘐ), so called cyclical symbol, noted as "ᘐ" in new Zhoushi numerals refers to a number in a twelve-step cycle. Example could be clock, where numerals 10, 11 and 12 are replaced by ᚴ, ⵒ and ᘐ to this day. Some translations of the Kaȝin Canon still use dozenal naming, especially in the Book of Revelation of John.
Zhousheng is split almost equally among Christianity and Kammism
Although Christianity is prominent in the North and West, Kammism has a prime role in the South and Southeast. The "Connection religions" is a term used by Zhoushi government to qualify all philosophical relgion hybrids of Kaȝin Christianity and Kammism, trying to find a missing step, so called "Religious bridge (Nabөʒeƞski mөst in modern Zhoushi). This effort comes from the idea, that there is only one truth, but multiple ways to reach it. Those movements (either philosophical and theoretical or even religious cults) are trying to find a connection between Kammist and Christian doctrines, bases & sacred texts. Those movements are supervised by the Zhoushi government in order to prevent spread of dangerous cults to the general populace.
Zhengians, being descendant from Preimeais adopted Kammism as their state religion. During the ages, but especially during the |Empire of Three Kings, religion developed more towards spritualism and self-preservation, rather than literal interpretation and ortodoxy. Some factions of Kammist belief in Zhousheng claim to have multiple other texts not included in the main religion, that depicts the interraction of Preah in the region across the mountains from Prei Meas.
Only real claim, that has awaken a real controversy even between more ortodox Zhoushi Kammists refers to the holy wars between Zhengians and a undisclosed nationality reffered to as "The Marks", which, according to the script, did practice a polygamous polyteistic religion and were able to incarnate demons from the mud of valleys. This ideology goes both against Kammism (both Zhengian and Preimeai branches), any branch of Christianity developed in Zhousheng, as well as archeological discoveries from the area.
Main article: Kaȝin Christianity
Kaȝin Christianity has the plurality in Zhousheng. It was formed during a protestant reformation during the Dark Ages, having been protesting mostly against the prominence of Church and their wealth. Kaȝin Canon was officially codified by the |Empire of Three Kings, having been decided to include multiple various gnostical apocrypha gospels into the Bible. The current composition of the Zhoushi Kaȝin Bible is:
Among many controversial Kaȝin Christian ideals is most prominent the idea, that every person judges themselves on their sin. The idea is, that after death, you are retrospectively played your life not only from your point of view, but from the point of view of all people you ever met and then, you are asked to judge yourself with honesty.
Other controversial ideal is, that Hell is not permanent, but works rather as a prison, where damned souls undergo their punishment before being allowed to enter throught the Pearly Gates into Heaven. The idea also comes away from physical punishment to a psylogical one. Although not being an official doctrine, some Kaȝin teologists suggest, that the punishment might be particapory and allegorical to the sin committed. Popular culture showed some interesting ideas for the afterlife based on the Kaȝin conception (of course neither of those is official), such as:
- Cheating gamblers are forced to lay out every possible combination of Poker cards. That value is equal to 52!=80,658,175,170,943,878,571,660,636,856,403,766,975,289,505,440,883,277,824,000,000,000,000
- Corrupt politicians, officers and oligarchs are made to pay back the bribes and all the money it took from people as a worst payed job they allowed to exist (minimal wage and worst conditions possible)
- Desinformators, liars and fake prophets are made to read and memorize every book, article or text they ever misattributed, took out of context or knowingly didn't give credit to for selfish reasons, such as personal gain.
Pangodism (Zhoushi: Vшebөʒeƞictvi) is the most prominent of the Connection religions and is currently listed as harmless by both Ministry of the Interior and Ministry of Culture. The main idea stands on the assumption, that Abrahamic/Christian God (especially referring to the Kaȝin Christian God) is the same entity as Preah from Kammism and that the name of the God from the Old Testiment was misinterpreted and that the original Tetragrammaton was "פּרעה", standing for PRJH (Preah).
Pangodists do not pray as a group in rituals, but rather spontainously in the moments they feel obligated to thank God for his gifts to them. Their principles come from a interpretation of the rules stated in Decalogue, but have shifted to a more vague indifferent definitions. An example of this can be "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy" is often understood in Pangodist circles as a example of Preah wanting them to not only be productive, but not harm themselves by overworking themselves. Many contradictions between Kammism and Abrahamic faiths have been explained as interraction errors, transcription errors or difference of thinking of the people across Anteria.
Among Pangodist ideals belong idea, that God is inherrently good and that hell does not exist. Unlike most of the Christian churches, Pangodists recognize purgatory as a pre-step before Heaven. Many Pangodist philosophes (most famous of them could be Jesƞislav Гomula) often tend to question the afterlife as a concept and often tend to come to the reincarnation as a solution. According to that explanation, the time spent in heaven is based upon each person's decision and every soul gets the option to re-incarnate and live another life.
Some philosophes disputed this idea and came with a alternative, where every sould, after it goes through purgatory, stays in Heaven for a set amount of time and then, God finishes the old Universe, concludes, and creates a new one. According to this explanation, the emergence of first cells is a imminence as soul can not be destroyed. This idea, however, comes with a lot of conflicts on it own. Some scientists analysing this issue came to a conclusion, that if any future recreation of the Universe would unavoidably have to have more life in it, this ideology could be scrapped if the universe is Spherical. Current observations however rather suggest the universe is Euclidean.
Father is often seen as the leading role in the family via tradition, however, mother is seen as a holder of the family tradition and is expected to hold a leading voice when it comes to family planning and spending of free time (although this isn't a rule, rather a stereotype). Youngs are expected to obey family rules and respect both parents, no matter if they are different or same sexes. Young adults are expected to enjoy the world, meaning travelling and gaining new experiences and then find a partner and partially settle down. There is almost no sexual stigma when it comes to homosexuality, bisexuality, pansexuality, asexuality or any fetishes, which can work with consent of both partners (such as BDSM practices with both/all sides consenting or any clothing fetishes), however sexual practices in which both sides can not consent (pedophilia, zoophilia, necrophilia, rape fetish...) are not tolerated and people having them are ostracised by the society. Although polygamous marriage is not allowed under the law, there are many polygamous relationships (which are supervised if they are consentual by all partners). There is no social stigma when it comes to getting sexual toys, including anticonception (condoms, pills, vasectomy...), however, abortion is considered complicated, although is completely legal. Home abuse is considered to be crime as any else, but there must be enough evidence to conclusively prove, that it is happening.
Zhousheng is mostly mountainous and split by a mountain range in the middle. Southern areas of the country are mostly mountainous and mineral-rich with a subduction tectonic zone, which allows Zhoushi populace to find diamonds and heavier elements in this region. The mountain range follows the border with Prei Meas and later moves through Zhousheng to the tri-border point of Zhousheng, Gadorien & Slovanska Kraj, continuing in the Duchy of Louzeni in Gadorien. North and East of the country as well as Western areas near Gadorieni border are mostly flat, however, highly elevated (on average 1200 meters above sea).
Zhousheng lies in a tropical area and is split by a equator in half. Although the country is supposed to be mostly hot, thanks to the high elevation and high temperate, average temperature is about 23°C (73°F). West of the country is quite often hit by monsoons, which are halted by the mountain range. Therefore, western area of the country is filled with many rivers and lakes, as well as rainforests. Middle of the country is highly elevated, tips of mountains reaching almost 6500 meters above sea. Area is mostly a combination of valleys and hills, which are cut by wild water mountainous rivers, increasing humidity in the region. Eastern half of the country is mostly hilly and flat without major mountains, filled with arid and semi-arid forests. Here, most of the water comes from the mountain ranges because a lot of air water is stopped by mountains and rains there. In the north, forests and grasslands give their ways to steppes and pampas. This area has only rarely rivers.
Government and Politics
Main article: Governmental structure of Zhousheng
Elections are held:
President: Every 4 years
Senate: Every 2 years ⅓ of the senate is replaced in a vote
Parliament: Every 4 years
Regional and municipal: Every 3 years
Process of elections
Elections are held for 36 hours. Voting rooms open at 7AM PMT on Friday and close on 7PM PMT on Saturday (6AM to 6PM PST). People can vote in the voting rooms (every municipality must have at least one voting room. In larger cities, there must be a minimum of one voting room per 10,000 people), by post (voters recieve special ballots with multiple watermarks and then they send a latter to a dedicated place by post (voting letter have purple stripe on them and are required to be delivered in less than 24 hours after the rooms close) or by a electronic device (voters enter their ID with their national passport into a specialised voting app and cast their vote from their home. Vote can be changed during the period of voting).
No campaign time
5 days before elections, it is prohibited to air political campaign rallys, do those rallys or spread any advertisement concerning the elections. 3 days before elections, media are prohibited from posting last-minute public opinion polls. Those rules are put in place to ensure, that there isn't a last-minute propoaganda push that can sway people's emotions and not their rationality.
Upper House (Senate)
Zhoushi Senate has 99 seats, which are distributed proportionally per votes, but only third of the seats are replaced every 2 years and votes are offset by 2 years (meaning that it takes a minimum of 6 years to completely change a senate). Political party can get 45 seats max, ensuring the need for coalition to control the parliament.
|Color||Name of the Political Party||Nick used by the Political Party||Political direction||Number of seats||Opposition/coalition/unaffiliated|
|Liberal Democratic Party of Zhousheng||Liberals||Liberal centre-left||29||Coalition|
|Zhoushi Green Party||Greens||Eco-centric centre-left||32||Coalition|
|Party for Better Tommorows||ZALEZI (Za Lepшє Zitꝛky)||Industrial centre-right||12||Coalition|
|Social Democratic Party of Zhousheng||Social Democrats||Populist mid-left||10||Unaffiliated|
|Zhoushi Patriotic Party||Lagovci (based on the party leader Vladimir Laga)||Populist mid-right||6||Opposition|
|Zhoushi Conservative Party||Conservatives||Conservative right||5||Unaffiliated|
|The Right Movement||Rightenists (Pravaƞi in Zhoushi)||Far right||4||Opposition|
|Religious Teocratic Party||Teocrats||Teocratic far right||1||Unaffiliated|
Lower House (Parliament)
Zhoushi Parliament has 250 seats, which are distributed proportionally per votes.
|Color||Name of the Political Party||Nick used by the Political Party||Political direction||Number of seats||Opposition/coalition/unaffiliated|
|Liberal Democratic Party of Zhousheng||Liberals||Liberal centre-left||98||Coalition|
|Zhoushi Green Party||Greens||Eco-centric centre-left||63||Coalition|
|Party for Better Tommorows||ZALEZI (Za Lepшє Zitꝛky)||Industrial centre-right||34||Coalition|
|Social Democratic Party of Zhousheng||Social Democrats||Populist mid-left||16||Unaffiliated|
|Zhoushi Patriotic Party||Lagovci (based on the party leader Vladimir Laga)||Populist mid-right||11||Opposition|
|Zhoushi Conservative Party||Conservatives||Conservative right||9||Unaffiliated|
|The Right Movement||Rightenists (Pravaƞi in Zhoushi)||Far right||8||Opposition|
|Religious Teocratic Party||Teocrats||Teocratic far right||5||Unaffiliated|
|Zhoushi Communist Party||Communists||Marxist far left||4||Opposition|
|New Evolution Party||NE (sometimes called "ȠE" to parody it as a negative)||Technocratic far right||2||Opposition|
Main article: Mustelarian Armed Forces
Zhoushi military (MUZHRA = Mustelarian Zhoushi Regional Army) is one of the four armed organs of Mustelaria and is responsible in guarding Zhousheng and Zhoushi territory as well as participating in foreign missions encouraged by Zhousheng. Remaining 3 organs are MUMBRA (Mustelarian Monte Blancan Regional Army), which is Monte Blancan branch of the military in function same as MUZHRA, MUFETA (Mustelarian Federal Task Army), which is responsible for foreign missions and guarding of the Federal District of Mustelaria in Dumtapolis, and MUDAMI (Mustelarian Dead Arm Militia), para-military units prepared to defend Mustelaria in case the regular militaries fail in protecting the homeland and foreign country takes over the territory.
MUZHRA land forces are currently consisting mostly of motorised and motorifle divisions, has total of 650,000 active personnel with 2.3 million in reserve. Current land army leader is Brigade General Mikoλaш Rukaƿiч.
MUZHRA aerial forces are currently focusing on fighter and paratroop forces, it has about 50,000 active personnel with 10,000 more in reserve. Current aerial forces leader is General Fraƞчiшek Ganƌa.
MUZHRA naval forces are by far the smallest branch of Zhoushi military. They operate a total of 5 frigates and 3 submarines and have a total of 10,000 active personnel with 5,000 reserve personnel. Current admiral is Laгislaƿ Ƌurk.
MUZHRA special forces, in a Zhoushi HQ names called the "Draconic platoons" are a elite branch of Zhoushi military designed to operate deep behind enemy lines and break their will and/or capability to fight. Total number of special personnel is classified, but there is a total of 31 special units (whose sides is classified). Leader of those forces is a Brigade General Roman Balag.
Nuclear weaponry and protection from nuclear weapons as well as space forces are part of MUFETA.
The Executive Branch (Government)
The Government is currently consisting of 18 ministries, a office of Prime Minister (which is shared federally) and office of President.
|Name of the ministry||Minister||Purpose of the ministry|
|Ministry of Finance||Peter Moλaч||Ministry is supposed to control Zhoushi government budget and check national loan|
|Ministry of Defence||Ivan Jerven||Ministry is supposed to work to ensure security of Zhousheng from both physical and cybernethical threats|
|Ministry of the Interior||Lukaш Pєtrof||Ministry is supposed to control local issues and check work of local regional governments|
|Ministry of Foreign Relations||Þeodor Шmєl||Ministry is supposed to maintain diplomatic relations and keep embassies running|
|Ministry of Federal Relations||Lukaш Гoƞin||Ministry is supposed to coordinate the work with Monte Blancan organs|
|Ministry of the Enviroment||Roman Petroviч||Ministry is supposed to supervise the ecological situation and prevent as much pollution as possible|
|Ministry of Labor and Welfare||Jan Borƞeƌki||Ministry is supposed to work with social welfare programmes and support, takes care of the homeless people|
|Ministry of Autonomies||Nyck Hjorelfilt||Ministry is supposed to maintain order and law in autonomous regions of Grad, Storvan and Zaprei and ensure minority rights are preserved|
|Ministry of Justice||Markus Porȝaλ||Ministry is supposed to supervise following of the law and work with courts on enforcing it. It runs the police|
|Ministry of Education||Milena Karnov||Ministry is supposed to run and maintain schools, keep unbiased information in public TV channels and radios and run the national archive|
|Ministry of Trade||Ingriþ Volny||Ministry is supposed to maintain trade relations with companies and foreign countries, sets tariff policies and decides on inflation|
|Ministry of Culture||Terheza Laꞇov||Ministry is supposed to support cultural movements across Zhousheng, support theatres and movies, runs annual national cultural exhibition|
|Ministry of Transport||Гejkob Diꝛen||Ministry is supposed to run and maintain train lines and airports and provide funding to public transport. Maintains highways and waterways|
|Ministry of Health||Pitr Karmen||Ministry is supposed to maintain national health, prevent obesity and regulate consumption of unhealthy food|
|Ministry of Agriculture||Karol Maskem||Ministry is supposed to help the agricultural production of the country and control GMO nutrition|
|Ministry of Research||Beatrix Novak||Ministry is supposed to research new inventions in energetics, food and space reasearch, and find new talents that could be helpful in this field|
|Ministry of Energetics||Daƞel Ꞇikovsky||Ministry is supposed to maintain acceptable energy consumption, develop projects and prepare a transition to fully-renewable energy|
|Ministry of the Cyberspace||Guaj Mondag||Ministry is supposed to maintain cybersecurity and ensure personal anonymity on the internet. It is also responsible for exposing Fake News|
Currently, president is Sergej Napiчu, entering a second term in May 2020. President can be elected for maximum of 3 terms and can be removed by impeachement by the High Court of Zhousheng. In the state of war, control over the armed forces (MUZHRA), go to the hands of the president. President is responsible for representation of Zhousheng behind the borders as well as doing ceremonies for Zhousheng (awarding vetarans, giving awards to people who deserved it for the service to Zhousheng, seeing play premiers in the national theatres, communicating with foreign ambassadors...)
History of the presidency
The role of the president developed as a compromise from the role of the Chairman of the Union Assembly, a figure presiding the Zhoushi Union Assembly, a cooperative organ. This organ was created as as a reaction to a overwhealming victory of Unified Council Movement in Zhengian elections of 1909 and Bogmian elections of 1910. That role was a symbolical person without most of the rights in the peacetime, however, in the wartime, a chairman was given a role over both armies, being given a "military" term, which didn't count up to the three term limits of the role to remove a pressure from the person and give them breathing room to better organize defence of the Union.
During the Zhoushi Union, the military term has been enacted twice. First during The Troubles and second during the War of the Council, both of which ended successfully. Both military chairmen (Þeodor Korolin and Benjamin Totoj) later went to have a successful careers and turned to be impactful to the present Zhoushi society.
Currently, the president is the only official representative of Zhousheng, that is given his vexillological standard, giving him a historical continuation tracable back to 1912 and the creation of Zhoushi Union, and by extension through the Unified Council Movement and Чepiчkik link back to the Empire of Three Kings.
The first military chairman, Þeodor Korolin, ascended to prevent a civil war during the time of political instability.
In January 1915, after the Kandan square bombing, which kickstarted the Zhoushi Troubles, Peter Petroviч, a chairman of the Zhoushi Union, has decided to resign prematurely and cede his power to Þeodor Korolin under the military terms agreement. Þeodor Korolin quickly moved to step against the revolutionary movement, quickly responding to any threat from both revolutionary cells and Haldenian separatists. Under his leadership, the Troubles were successfully suppressed until the surrender of the Haldenian separatist self-proclaimed duke David Salman.
His actions, however, were highly controversial and after his military term ended, he was denied a second term (good to note, that he didn't attempt to gain it at all costs). After a court ruling, he was aquitted of every crime he was judged for, having been backed by virtually every political movement in all of the Union except the Communist Party. Þeodor Korolin later went to lay the grounds to the Party for Better Tommorows, which survived to this day, although the more conservative branch broke away to create the Zhoushi Conservative Party.
The second military chairman, Benjamin Totoj, was quickly put to power as a five-star military general during the outbreak of the War of the Council, being put in front of the biggest threat Zhoushi Union has ever faced. His special coordination skills between Bogmian and Zhengian miltiaries and his support to the creation of the Southern Force managed to turn the tide of the war against the Council State and eventually pave the way to the creation of Zhoushi Federation.
His main legacy is the ban of the Communist Party (which was later allowed to re-establish itself in 1984 under special limitation) and creation of a balance and harmony between Zhengian and Bogmian politicians, which allowed the creation of the Zhoushi Federation.
After his chairmanship went to win elections and created the Zhoushi Federation he became a president of, until his resignation in the favor of democracy in 1944. Benjamin Totoj later went to fund cultural life and was known for his theatre plays Za zvjezdө ȝimerickө (Following the chimeric star) and Slavnostƞe ꝛikamy (I am solemnly saying).
Oleg Pogөf (president 1976-1984) is known for his self-determination policies, having been supporting self-determination movement in non-Zhoushi areas of Zhousheng, having eventually lead to the creation of Zaprei and Storvan autonomies.
His other policies included work towards national unification, which culminated close to the end of his second presidency on January 1st 1984 with a creation of the New Year's Integration Bill, which officially created one "Zhoushi" nationality, specified a rules on the new nation and officially renamed the country from the Federation of Zhousheng to the Federal Republic of Zhousheng, reforming dualist federal structure and giving power of the federal subjects (Bogmia and Zhengia) to local federal governments (federal districts).
The New Year's Integration Bill has been often called the "most influential bill in the history of Zhousheng" and although being subjected to a lot of scrutiny and protest at the time of signing, it is generally agreed, that the signing of such bill had a immeasurable positive impact on the present situation of Zhousheng. In retaliation to this bill, the New Evolution Party was created to oppose it (this party has reacher barely a 1% of votes in the last 3 elections, having almost dropped out of the race).
Under his leadership, the Institute for the maintenance of Zhoushi language was created, tasked to create and maintain a literary version of the Zhoushi language.
Ulman Чuчlik (president 1984-1996) is known for his globalist policies, having been one of the main actors, that created deeper ties within the Shanghou Pact and later in creation of the Sekidean Union. Some of his ideals, such as unified currency and federalization with Monte Blanco later came to existence (Sekinar was adopted in 2012 and Mustelaria was created in 2017).
His manifesto Za santif pomeƌi narody (For the peace between nations) later inspired Mustelarian Prime Minister Jeliþo Pogөf, who has based upon the ideas presented in the manifesto decided to write a declaration, that later became the World Beace Manifesto, which lead to the creation of Anterian World Assembly.
Many people in the present label him as a "visionary with too much visions", as some of his proposals are too idealistic to be put to practice. No matter, his legacy is seen as a one of success.
List of Presidents
|Name of the president||Term||In office||Country||Note|
|Laгislaƿ Fraƞчiшek Чepiчkik||1900-1903||Republic of Bogmia
Republic of Zhengia
Unified Council Movement
|Movement created to restore Empire of Three Kings|
|Mikoλaш Tluchuba||1903-1909||Ideology moved away from monarchism towards unitarianism|
|Peter Petroviч||1909-1912||The Unified Council Movement won elections in both Zhengia and Bogmia|
|Peter Petroviч||1st Term||1912-1915||Union of Zhousheng
Republic of Bogmia
Republic of Zhengia
|First chairman of the Union Assembly|
|Þeodor Korolin||Martial Term||1915-1919||"Gentle dictator" government during The Troubles|
|Peter Petroviч||2nd Term||1919-1920||Restored democracy movement beginning|
|Ivan Karman||1st Term||1920-1924||First tanks and air force created|
|2nd Term||1924-1928||Creation of Storvan naval route|
|3nd Term||1928-1932||Dumtapolis transitional area created with Monte Blanco|
|Alexandr Ƌurk||1st Term||1932-1936||Haldenia officially reformed into Louzenia|
|2nd Term||1936-1938||Haldenian clashes preceding the War of the Council|
|Benjamin Totoj||Martial Term||1938-1942||Martial functionality during the War of the Council|
|1st Legitimate Term||1942-1943||Unification proposal was passed by the two countries|
|1st Presidential Term||1943-1944||Federation of Zhousheng||First ever president of Zhousheng|
|Filip Poglasov||1st Term||1944-1948||First elected president of Zhousheng (election using Parliament)|
|2nd Term||1948-1952||Country switched to right-hand traffic|
|Borey Chea||1st Term||1952-1956||First ever minority president (Zaprei)|
|2nd Term||1956-1960||Creation of the Shanghou Pact|
|Ingrid Polanska||1st Term||1960-1964||First female president|
|2nd Term||1964-1968||Equal rights bill|
|3rd Term||1968-1972||First elected president of Zhousheng (election by the population)|
|Ivan Lukaviƌ||1st Term||1972-1976||First foreign military intervention (into Prei Meas)|
|Oleg Pogөf||1st Term||1976-1980||Creation of Zaprei and Storvan autonomies|
|2nd Term||1980-1984||Nuclear energy declared a "most reasonable source of energy"|
|Ulman Чuчlik||1st Term||1984-1988||Federal Republic of Zhousheng||New Year's Integration Bill passed|
|2nd Term||1988-1992||Creation of political ties with the Purple Community|
|3rd Term||1992-1996||Sekidean Union formed|
|Ogƞislav Paшek||1st Term||1996-2000||President refused to run for a second turn do to controversies|
|Kyriλ Шapek||1st Term||2000-2004||NARTEL crisis|
|2nd Term||2004-2008||Nuclear weaponry developed|
|Viktor Noƿak||1st Term||2008-2012||Inner Sekidean Union formed|
|2nd Term||2012-2016||Velharian war, Sekinar adopted|
|Sergej Napiчu||1st Term||2016-2020||Federal Republic of Zhousheng
(Federation of Mustelaria)
|Mustelarian federation formed in this term|
|2nd Term||2020-2024||The land reform and War of the Council settlement|
Sergej Napiчu is known for being extrovert without any filter on what he is saying and has caused multiple controversies by saying things he shouldn't have said. He is also known for a strict dislike of formal suits, which he wears only when he musts.
Main article: Political relations of Zhousheng
Zhousheng's official foreign policy is "Ally is better than neutral country. Neutral country is better than enemy. Enemy is a threat and will be threated as such"
|Notes on relations||Mutual Embassies||Canonity|
|Ateenia||1||Country is considered the biggest threat to Zhousheng in the world and is threated as such||No||Non-canon|
|Bakyern||4||Country is considered an ally of Zhousheng, however, it is also criticised for some government practices||Yes||Canon|
|Blechingia||3||Country is considered as a hypothetical ally in the future||Yes||Canon|
|Bretislavia||4||Country is considered an ally of Zhousheng, however, it is also criticised for some government practices||Only via SU consulates||Canon|
|Canton River Delta||5||Country is considered as a close Zhoushi ally both within and outside of the Sekidean Union||Only via SU consulates||Canon|
|Cocuryeo||4||Country is considered an ally of Zhousheng, however, some parties lay concern on the decentralised system currently in place||Yes||Non-canon|
|Elenias||4||Country is considered an ally of Zhousheng, but lacks sustainable governmental activity||Only via SU consulates||Questionable|
|Ereska||1||This nation is despised for unforgivable war crimes committed by the government during the civil war||No||Non-canon|
|Foxomexra||2||Country is disliked by the general Zhoushi populace for the speeches against the Sekidean Union done by Foxomexran politicians||No||Canon|
|Gadorien||5||Country is the closest ally of Zhousheng and both countries actively maintain national minority autonomies of each other country||Yes||Canon|
|Gassasinia||3||Country is considered as a hypothetical ally in the future||No||Canon|
|Gorabo||3||Country is considered as a hypothetical ally in the future||No||Canon|
|Great Golden Raj||5||Country is considered as a close Zhoushi ally both within and outside of the Sekidean Union||Only via SU consulates||Canon|
|Kasian Union||5||Country is the closest Zhoushi ally outside of the Sekidean Union||Yes||Canon|
|Kentalis||5||Country is considered as a close Zhoushi ally both within and outside of the Sekidean Union||Yes||Canon|
|Mehrava||3||Country is considered as a hypothetical ally in the future||No||Canon|
|New Sebronia||4||Country is considered a good ally to Zhousheng when it comes to the relations of South Anterian Defense Alliance||No||Canon|
|Polder Eiland||5||Country is considered an ally of Zhousheng via the Inner Sekidean Union||Yes||Non-canon|
|Prei Meas||5||Country is historically closely tied to Zhousheng and is treated as a above all reliable ally who can be trusted no matter what||Yes||Canon|
|Qazhshava||3||Country is considered as a hypothetical ally in the future||Yes||Questionable|
|Slovanska Kraj||4||Country is considered an ally of Zhousheng, but is often criticised for its authoritarian regime.||Only via SU consulates||Non-canon|
|Suoden||4||Country is considered an ally of Zhousheng via the Sekidean Union||Only via SU consulates||Canon|
|Torvon||4||Country is considered an ally of Zhousheng via the Sekidean Union||Only via SU consulates||Canon|
Also, Zhousheng often ties the international relations to unions and alliances.
|Notes on relations||Canonity|
|Dokodo Union||5||The Union is conisdered a trustable ally and many cooperation projects are current under way between Zhousheng and DU countries. Only real problem between the two would most likely be membership of a communist authoritarian Aenglicia in this union||Canon|
|Midwestern Thrismari Cooperation Organisation||4||Countryies of the Organisations are considered as a trustable and reputable when it comes to stable relations||Canon|
|North Anterian Defense Alliance||2||Organisation is seen as a hostile organisation, but is remote enough to be overseen||Questionable|
|3||Organisation is seen as a good union under bad management and is seen as a organisation, that is trying naturally inclined towards cooperation, but is anxiously avoiding to do so||Canon|
Zhoushi government adopted a pro-green policy eversince 2008 elections and protection of nature has been ratified even into Mustelarian Constitution in 2017. One of the policies is providing affortable public transport and taxing gas. Highways are built in order to save driver's time and therefore gas consumption, but there are strict governmental regulations on emissions allowed to be produced by a car. Public transport, both in the city and on the countryside is very good, with trams/streetcarts being in every city with over 200 thousand inhabitants and metro being built in every city with over 1 million inhabitants. Air travel is hardly used for interstate travel, but is prominent when it comes to flying to faraway countries. The Colonia-Pinžak Canal Complex ensures functional naval connection from Gadorien through Zhousheng into Slovanska Kraj and Monte Blancan lake Pinžak
Energy consumption is mostly held by 14 nuclear power plants (12 uranium and 2 thorium plants) with pushes to limit coal and oil consumption to a minimimum with getting rid of it by 2050. Currently, water and solar plants are not being built because of the lack of sustainability, as their construction effectively makes the same pollution as coal energy would. However, so called water batteries are being constructed (those pump the water up to a hill when there is a surplus energy avialable, creating potential energy that is later released once there is more demand for energy than can be produced). Geothermal power plants are built on the Thuadio-Sekidean tectonic plate border.
Literature, Philosophy, and Art
- Although being member of the both Inner Sekidean Union and the Mustelarian Federation, Zhousheng still technically exists as a sovereign country.
- Technically, the Inner Sekidean Union has aspects of both a country and a political union, as it shares aspects of a single country (unified supreme court, parliament, governance and unified currency.
- See Wikipedia articles about Grammatical gender and Animacy
- Mostly represented by Pangodists. The percentage of people believing some hybrid of Christianity and Kammism is probably way higher, some studies estimate between 30 and 50 per cent, but most of the people rather declare they are part of one of the main religions
- See article about Biblical canons on Wikipedia
- I recommend seeing examples of how ridicilously high 52! really is →here←
- Chairman resigned in favor of peaceful open elections