Eflad (Pacifica)

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Republic of Eflad

Republik Eflad (Efladian Alman)
Motto: "Per apsera ad astra"
"Through hardships to the stars"
Anthem: Das Land der Wälder
Land of the forests
Map of Eflad in the South Pacific
Location of Eflad in the South Pacific
LocationNorthwest of Cordilia, at the Astro sea
CapitalMünnen
Largest cityMünnen
Official languagesnone
Recognised national languagesLow Alman, Efladian Alman, Austral
Demonym(s)Efladian
GovernmentFederal parliamentary republic
• President
Dr. Gerno Efæn
Hanna Tirng
Föderaler Konzil
Sænat
Formation 
including major divisions
• Kingdom of Freedort
950 BCE
• Duchy of Lordgad
936 BCE
• Kingdom of Sworen
929 BCE
• Kingdom of Eflad
28.02./01.03.1165 CE
• Republic of Eflad
23. August 1840
• Technocratic Republic of Eflad
23. August 1972
• Republic of Eflad
20. August 2022
Area
• Total
152,827 km2 (59,007 sq mi) (18)
Population
• 2020 census
56,700,000 (9)
• Density
327/km2 (846.9/sq mi) (7)
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
$2,272 billion
• Per capita
$40,070.55
Gini (2019)20.54
low
HDI (2019)0.922
very high
CurrencyGras (EDG)
Time zoneUTC-2 (CCT)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Mains electricity230V - 50Hz
Driving sideright
Calling code+693
World Forum CodeED
Internet TLD.ed

Eflad (pronounced: /eflɑːd/, Low Alman: /eflɑːd/), officially Republic of Eflad, is a country in the South Pacific on the island of north Cordilia. Eflad is situated between the Astro Sea and Berusturg and the Groot Brocken mountain range, bordered by Berusturg to the north, Besern to the east, Koros to the south and EAS to the south-west. Characteristic for Eflad and the Ares Island, situated in the Astro Sea, are its rainforests with a humid summer tropical rainforest climate, its coastal and urban regions and steep mountains. Eflad has a total area of 152,827 km2 and a population of 56 million (as of 2021). Eflad is a federal parliamentary republic.[1] The capital is the city of Münnen, the country's largest city and main cultural and scientific centre. Other major cities are Selpe, Krœfed and Cræfoi.

Eflad has been inhabited for a long time. Oldest remaines indicate that during the emigration wave in 20 000 BC, Eflad was a route towards south Cordilia. Due to its vast valleys and rainforests it was seen as a resourceful place to settle. Later on, the first Efladian tribes were established. Today named Laertans, they were the first permanent settlers, which shaped Eflads geography to their needs. A particularly prosperous part of Eflad was what today are Fredoast and Lorgder, due to their favorable position with Eflads largest rivers Sapol, Rite, Kerta and Reitë.

Various Efladian tribes have inhabited the efladian mainland. A region called Eflaert was documented before 30 CE. In 950 BCE, the Kingdom of Freedort was established, consisting of several small duchies. During the same time - in 936 BCE- tribes in Lordgad, modern day Lorgder, founded the Duchy of Lordgad. Similarly the Kingdom of Sworen was established in the north in 929 BCE. In the Treaty at the river joint the two kingdoms and the duchy decide to unite due to dangers abroad, founding the Kingdom of Eflad. After initial contact with the Alman Empire in the 14th century, the kingdom was first made dependent by the Almans and then colonised through an instalation of an Alman king without a lot of resistance due to the technological advantage of the colonizers. The natives were soon enslaved and driven out of their homes to make place for the Almans. After several centuries of Alman rule, the Efladians decided to revolt against the Alman rule. The coup d'etat resulted in the Efladian Revolution which ended the Alman rule in Eflad and established the Republic of Eflad.

History

Early history

The earliest human remains have been found north-east of Reræ and were dated to 20 000 BC. THe remains are attributed to one of the migration waves from the Rainbow islands. Due to findings of other countries which date the remains back as early as 45 000 BCE, it is believed that there are older artefacts to be found on Efladian territory. The migration wave in 20 000 BCE introduced human life to uninhabited Eflad. Its warm climate all year around probably appealed to the early humans. The rainforests and their agrarian potential, as well as the nutrient-rich soil contributed to the settlement of Eflad. The first recorded settlement was what later became the city of Selpe. The oldest remains of this settlement are dated back to 12 000 BCE. The city was structured around the delta of the Sapol river, which meant many smaller settlements distributed around the river and on smaller islands on the river itself. First laws on Efladian soil were written on a bronze plaque in Selpe, approximately in the 16th century BCE, which has been preserved since. In the following centuries settlements on current Efladian territory were founded, independant from each other.

First countries (950 BCE - 141 CE)

After centuries of loose states and federations, in 950 BCE the Kingdom of Freedort was founded in Selpe. Its territory spread thorugh the entire length of the Sapol river and beyond. The crowning of the first king is well documented, although in an currently unintelligible langugae. Only several passages have been translated. The loss of native Efladian langugage occured during the colonial rule by the Almans, which actively supressed and destroyed native Efladian culture. Eflad is one of the few still known words. Not long after, in the city further east, the Duchy of Lordgad was founded in 936 BCE, dividing Eflad in two. The northern territories were actively pushing back against the Duchy, finally founding the Kingdom of Sworen in 929 BCE. After being isolated from each other, due to the small expanision of territory and strong rebellion from distant villages, the first contact between the Kingdom of Freedort and the Duchy of Lorgded was somewhere between 7-10 CE, since sources are not clear. There is no recorded first contact between the Duchy and the Kingdom of Swoern (formerly Sworen, see: Writing mistake of Cræfoi) only letters found which shown correspondence between the two leaders. At first the relationships between all states were fairly peaceful. This is due to the focus on expanison in other regions. After the Incident at the Rite River spring, the relationship between the Kingdom of Freedort and the Duchy of Lorgder deteriorated rapidly. The situation escalated in 45 CE, when war broke out between Freedort and Lorgder. After a fairly easy fight, the forces of Freedort ladi siege on what today is known as Münnen. Due to a harsh winter that year, no further advancements were made by any army resulting in an armistice and finally a peace agreement with Freedort keeping a majority of their advancements. After several years, in around 130 CE, tensions between the now Kingdom of Fredost and now Kingdom of Sweorn escalated in a war which lasted 111 years. 65 years in the war, the Duchy of Lorgded joined Sweorn against the Fredost forces. The war resulted in a major loss of territory for Fredost and a new power structure was established with the Duchy and the Kingdom of Sweorn creating a loose confederation.

(Early) Middle Ages (300 - 1478)

No wars were fought for a century. At around 300 CE the then Kingdom of Fredost had an internal power struggle due to the fact that twins were born as heirs to the trone and no birthtime was registered make both the eldest and apparent heirs. Due to the early death of their father, their mother was queen for a brief time of 15 years. To decide who was to assume the throne their mother proposed a duell. After facing each other both brothers threw their swords and decided to share the throne in an unprecedented move. This shared reign however did not work for long. After six years, the question of who was the older brother was solved by a discovery of a document issued which then went missing. The younger brother was then stripped of his powers. The years between 325 and 930 CE are called the Efladian Dark Ages due to the lack of information. The artefacts from this time were either destroyed in wars or during the colonial rule of the Almans. After several wars between the three countries, in 1165 CE the two kings and the archduke met at the base of todays Mt. Tlohog and signed the Treaty of Unification creating the Kingdom of Eflad, the first ever state engulfing the whole Efladian territory. The exact date of the meeting and the signing is not known, as the original document has the date inscribed which corresponds to the 29th of February 1165 in Austral. This date however is not possible due to the fact that 1165 CE didn't have a 29th of February. This makes the founding date either the 28th of February or the 1st of March. The Kingdom of Eflad was divided in three duchys. The obvious problem was who would assume the throne. Becuase none of the three parties would vote for the other one, the choice finally fell to the 35 local dukes. The first King of Eflad was the Duke of Lorgded as the former duchy was represented by 40% of the local dukes, meaning that the Duke only had to convince four other dukes to vote for him. To ensure they stay in power, the treaty had a clause which said that the next heir of the throne was to be the King of Sweorn and then the King of Fredost after the death of the Duke of Lorgded. After their death the heir to the thorne would always change between these three royal houses (Royal Rotation System). This system worked until the renamed houses of House of Fredoast and House of Lorgder were united through marriage in 1271, creating the House of Fredoast-Lorgder. In 1302 the final unification through marriage was conducted fromally creating the House of Fredoast-Lorgder-Sweori which was renamed to House of Eflad after two months, creating the first ever fully Efladian royal house. The first King of Eflad of the House of Eflad was Wellen I., crowned in 1320. He ruled for 45 years until 1365 after which his son Wellen II. took power. He was the shortest ruling king, as his reign was only six years due to his illnesses and early death. Wellen III. ruled for 35 years. Under his rule, Eflad saw a significat rise in population due to the distribution of land rights and a consequently a surge in agricultural production. The first contact with the Alman Empire was in the year of 1388 under his rule. After initiating trade deals with the Almans which were profitable to Eflad, the contact deteriorated due to the fact that the Almans demanded further collaboration which the King denied. He died in 1406 leaving the throne for Rekan I., the last king of Eflad. Under his rule, the Efladian army annexed the Ares Island. Twenty-four years into his reign, Eflad made a new trade deal with the Almans this time benefiting them rather than the Efladians. Time after time, there were conflicts between the Efladians and the Almans who brokered a deal with the King giving them the right to settle on Efladian land. In 1478, terminally ill and wanting to prevent an all out invasion the last king of Eflad signed his abdication in favour to Iohann I. the first Alman king of Eflad.

Colonial Rule (1478 - 1839)

During the colonial rule which strechted from 1478, the abdication, until 1840, the Efladian Revolution, Eflad underwent a colossal change. In the early stages though, nothing massive changed. The production was orientated to the needs of the Alman Empire as they demanded goods. In 1652 the reigning king passed a law, classifying the indigenous people of Eflad as those of lower value and enslaving them. A large hunt for all natives began, as they could now be used as free labour. The Efladian kingodm itself was participating in the slave business, loaning slaves to the farm owners for a certain sum of money, depending on the farms capacity. Many slaves were shipped to the Alman Empire as free labour and for economic profit. During Alman reign a huge majority of native artefacts and historic books were destroyed in order to replace Efladian culture with an Alman one. The Efladian language was forbidden and the Low Alman was instituted as the official language of Eflad. In organised attacks, whole libraries were destroyed in order to eradicated the Efladian culture. Artefacts could only be preserved through the heroic actions of individuals who hid them from the local institutions.

Efladian Revolution (1839 - 1840)

After centuries of rather calm slavery, multiple localities were having torubles with revolting slaves. In the 1830s multiple larger revolutions were struck down by state power. Over 4000 slaves died during what are called the Bloody 30s. In 1838 a group of escaped slaves formed in Münnen, one of the city tolerating fugitive slaves. They acquired weapons for other groups which formed around the country. They were commonly known as the Münnen Group. After arming many fellow natives and awaiting a change in the zeitgeist they developed a plan to overthrow the Alman king. After establishing multiple chapters in all larger cities, the main group focused on Münnen and the Royal castle. On the 20th of August, fight broke out in the city centre which involved one of the Münnen Group members. After accidentaly making the fromerly fixed sign, the other members misinterpeted the sign and started the operation. After the designated messengers to other cities were sent, no return was possible. The Liberation Forces occupied the royal castle, capturing the king famously in the middle of a private act with the queen. The story goes that they were offered to continue only if they were to do it on the main square of the city. Almost all high ranking generals were captured. The remaining ones formed the National Front fighting in the name of the King. The revolutionaries formed a provisional government. The main goal was now to controll all of Eflads territory. After almost a whole year, all major territories of the National Front were captured. On the 10th of August the army command signed the unconditional surrender. Thirteen days later, on the 23rd of August, the Republic of Eflad was proclaimed. Internal struggles meant that the already worked out constitution was first implemented four rmonths after the proclamation. The constitution marks the end of century long supression and enslavement of the indigenous population of Eflad.

Modern Age (1840 - today)

With the establishment of the Republic of Eflad as a democracy the 1st Senate elections were held in June 1841. Due to no percent hurdle the first Senate encompased a lot of political parties representing a vast spectrum. The first Prime Minister of Eflad was Terek Mark Lawlwen. The goal of the first governemnt was the emancipation and integration of the native population into the society. To achieve this the ministry of interior created an exstensive list of enslaved natives and slaveholders. The moderate part of the government was supporting the idea of accepting the descendants of alman colonialsits as Efladians. The radical part of the government wanted to strip them of several rights and pursue a course of radical wealth redistribution. The moderate part won the fight in the end and alman settlers were recognized as efladian citizens. The government did however redistribute wealth although in not such a radical way proposed by the more radical wing.

Eflad transfered from an agrarian society into an industrial one, following the industrial revolution. Due to the increase in the living standard, Eflad saw a surge in birth rate and due to the advancements of medicine, a decrease in infant mortality. In the following century Eflad established itself as an industrialized country and a regional power. the industrialisation caused the development of the social question which was in part solved by laws, creating universal health, working and labour insurances.

Great War in Eflad (1949-1955)

Eflad was part of the Allies in the Great War. It was partly conquered by the Frankist empire during the war. The liberation was undertaken by partisans which freed the occupied territory and thereby seized power over the whole Efladian territory.

The Cold War and the Technocratic Republic of Eflad (1972-2022)

Republic of Eflad (2022-today)

Geography

Eflad is situated between the Astro Sea in the northwest and a moutain range in the south and east. Elevation ranges from Mt. Tlohog (2167m) to the valley which lies just above the level of sea (65m). Significant natural resources are copper, silicium and uranium. The plains of Efald are mostly covered in rainforest, although a large portion has been cut down due to urban expansion.

Politics

Eflad is a federal, parliamentary, representative democratic republic. Federal legislative power is vested in the parliament consisting of the Sænat and Föderaler Konzil of Eflad (Federal Council), which together form the legislative body. The Sænat is elected through direct elections using the mixed-member proportional representation system. The members of the Federal Council represent and are appointed by the governments of the three federated states. The Efladian political system operates under a framework laid out in the 1954 constitution known as the Verfassung. Amendments generally require a two-thirds majority of both the Sænat and the Federal Council; the fundamental principles of the constitution, as expressed in the articles guaranteeing human dignity, the separation of powers, the federal structure, and the rule of law, are valid in perpetuity.

The President of Eflad, currently Dr. Gerno Efæn, is the head of state and invested primarily with representative responsibilities and powers. He is elected by the Föderaler Forum (Federal Forum), an institution consisting of the members of the Sænat and Föderaler Konzil and representatives from each of the federal states. The second-highest official in the Efladian order of precedence is the Sænatsführer ("Sænat leader"), who is elected by the Sænat and responsible for overseeing the daily sessions of the body. The third-highest official and the head of government is the Prime Minister, who is appointed by the President after being elected by the party or coalition with the most seats in the Sænat. The Prime Minister, currently Hanna Tirng, is the head of government and exercises executive power through their Cabinet.

Economy

Education and Science

Culture

See also

Sænat

Föderaler Konzil of Eflad

President of Eflad

EfSA

Efladian Karate Federation