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  1. Stefan Mikolay Bielak (Grenesian: Cтeфaн Mикoлaй Биeльaк, born 24 June 1947) is a Grenesian lawyer and politician who is serving as the current President of Grenesia since 1996. Born in Novy Ostrobod, Bielak is a graduate of law and administration of Karlich University. In 1978, he was awarded his Ph.D by Pobzhezhe University. During the communist period, Bielak was an activist in the pro-democratic anti-communist movement in Grenesia, the Workers' Defence Association. In 1980, Bielak became a member of the Grenesian Underground Movement. On 25 May 1990, just two weeks after the coup started, Bielak was interned as an "anti-socialist element". After his release in April 1991, he was an active adviser in the Provisional Government. In the 1991 Grenesian parliamentary election, he was elected into the Zyazd as a non-party member, and from May 1995 to August 1996 served as the Deputy Speaker of the Zyazd. Following the 1996 presidential election, he became the first President of Grenesia to hold office since 1946. According to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Grenesia, the Grenesian presidential office is occupied until death or abdication - just as it had been after the childless death of King Casimir the Third in 1802 until 1946 when government structure was irrecognisably altered by the authoritarian communist rule.
  2. 🎉 A very happy 19th birthday to you.

  3. Grenesia is divided into 12 lendas* (provinces). Zremb-Brunitsa, Tsieshytse, and Zhyroslaviets are the three lendas that form the major industrial area in the Commonwealth, commonly known as the Central Industrial Area, or Tsentralny Obshar Pzhemyslovy (Цeнтрaльны Oбшaр Пṗeмыслoвы) in Grenesian. Therefore, most of the industry is concentrated around the major cities within these provinces. Zremb-Brunitsa is a region rich large coal deposits and has a long history of hard and brown coal mining, dated to as far as 14th century. In this lenda near the city of Gervazno there's the largest coal-fueled power plant in Argis that produces a whopping 5000 MW of power all year round, which is enough to meet one third of the country's electricity demand. The Lower and Upper Serbian** lendas are not indigenous to the country. During the Grenesian Uprising in early 18th Century, Grenesian partisan armies also occupied the muntainous region of Serbohoritia, which at that time also was a part of the Lukan Empire. In 20th century, Grenesian authoritarian regime was attempting to eradicate their original language and culture. Since 1991, however, the unique Serbohoritian culture is actively and openly cultivated, promoted, celebrated, and protected both by government regulations and private initiatives. They are legally recognized as an ethnical minority represented in the Grenesian Parliament. Both provinces are a common winter holiday destination for many Grenesians, thanks to the unique Serbohoritian cuisine, ubiquitous ski slopes, and much colder climate than the rest of the country. Serbohoritians commonly identify themselves as Grenesians and Serbians (despite not having anything in common with contemporary Greater Serbia, not even the language - what they actually mean is Serbohoritians, although this term is often considered too mouthful and is not present in their native tongue). They refer to their little homeland as Serbia and call Greater Serbia "Northern Serbia", instead of a variation of the country's internationally accustomed name. The predominant language in both Serbian lendas is Lower Serbohoritian, which is taught in local schools alongside Grenesian and spoken by around one million Grenesian citizens. Source: https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Grenesia * In Polish, "lęda" stands for a small plot created as a result of the grubbing-up and burnout of the forest, characteristic of a primitive slash economy, as well as an undeveloped field designated or suitable for arable land. There's also "ląd", a word derived from "lęda", and means just any land in general. ** I'm atempting to model these districts on Polish Subcarpathian culture and real-life Lusatia, also called Sorbia, a region that is a part of Brandenburg, Saxony Lubusz, and Lower Silesia. The Lusatians (or Sorbs) also say they're Serbs, and gave Serbia the name "Southern Serbia".
  4. Placeholder for war and peace It may come tomorrow, should tomorrow come.
  5. Grenesia follows the standard 7-day week cycle since the country was christianized in 1054. Traditionally, the weekend for Grenesians has always been Saturday and Sunday while Moday being the beginning of a new week, which was also a direct result of Christian influence. Nowadays this is more of a general consensus since a citizen cannot be legally expected to work more than five days per week - but while the law states that Sunday has to be a day off, it neither specifies which other day should be spared in particular, nor does it define the upper limit of the days off from work. Following the publishment of a famous study conducted a decade ago and presented by Andzhey Yatskovski, many schools and businesses are attempting at setting Wednesdays and Sundays as two days off in the week. This practice was partly adapted by numerous large and small-time businesses in the service sector for about half of their employees, so a firm closes its doors only one day a week. Several more noticeable Grenesaian corporations experiment with applying a four-day workweek, which trades an extra day off in exchange for two aditional hours at work per day. Grenesians call "weekend" any day when their schools or workplaces close or when they are not expected to be at work. Weekends are most often considered as a moment of relief from the daily hustle at work. Despite that, Sunday is usually the only day an average Grenesian can often have just for themselves. Wednesday or Saturday, depending on the individual's work system, is commonly viewed as a day of house cleaning. Sundays are especially important for christians who are declared to make the majority of the nation's population. As a result, it has never become a working day. On Grenesian weekends, children do not go to school and are usually expected to help their parents do daily chores. Many Grenesian families use their spare time at weekends to go on city breaks. They sometimes travel to the other end of the country to enjoy themselves either in the mountains or on the beach. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, those who prefer to soak up the atmosphere of the city are welcomed by pubs, nightclubs, cafes, cinemas - the list goes on. These two days also make a perfect opportunity to go shopping. However, all businesses shut down on Sunday, the day that marks the end of the week.
  6. Voda Operating Systems is one of the most notable Grenesian corporations. The company greatly contributed to Grenesia’s digital revolution, and is especially recognizable for its PC operating system that has become a Grenesians’ predominant chioce. The corporation, founded in 1988 by Marek Vodetski and Stanislav Kloda under the name Vodetski-Kloda Machine Systems, initially specialized in programming industrial machines. In 1992, the company released its first text-based Voda 1100 operating system, primarly designed for office use, only to be replaced by a fully graphic UI just a year later. In January 1995, the corporation entered foreign markets and the Voda 1400 released in 1996 became a huge success in all neighboring countries, the OS was also sold in @Variota, @Fulgistan, @Greater Serbia. In March 1998, Voda 1500 entered the markets. The newer version, however, turned out to be a commercial flop due to frequent crashes caused by critical system instability problems and resulted in the company’s severe financial losses. The company ditched the failed system and instead continued to provide technical support and constant security updates for Voda 1400 and also aimed to increase its range of features, incorporate 32-bit program support, and improve hardware and software compatibility and security of the quickly aging system. In the year 2000 it was clear that Voda 1400 was slowly becoming terribly outdated and was in dire need of a worthy successor. Voda Plexi interface from early 2002. In July 2001 the early phase of development of Voda Plexi came to an end, with initial release in August that year, and its first stable version issued in December. It came down in history as the bestseller of the Voda corporation as it had a user-friendly intuitive interface, the system was incredibly stable, much more secure and way robust than the 1400 and thus is still used by hundreds of thousands of computers. It also provided native programs for viewing and editing documents, photographs, music, and videos, and the 64-bit releases of Plexi OS catered the needs of the emerging market of computer games and advanced specialist software. Although the development of the Plexi OS stopped in 2015 and technical support ended in 2017, the system continues to receive periodic security patches mainly because it continues to be the Grenesia’s number one system used in schools, offices, and ATMs, with many web servers still running Plexi Server 1600. Voda Plexi also became popular with Grenesian military for its proven reliability. Voda Glass interface. Voda Glass is a modern 64-bit operating system prioritizing backwards compatibility, end-user privacy, and system protection from malware. The Glass OS comes with the built-in, system integrated antivirus program and the vast on-line plugin and emulator library for Voda allows to use software not dedicated to run on Voda OS, rendering it compatible with any software. However, its release in March 2014 was harsh, mainly because the system was said to be slow and resource-hungry. Voda Phone UI. Voda Operating Systems also eneted the mobile market in early 2010 with its dated but reskinned Plex OS for mobile devices. Since the release of Glass OS in 2014, the new system was successfully adapted for smartphones and tablets and Voda Phone soon became a separate branch of software for mobile devices, developed independently. Currently, Voda Operating Systems also provides a wide range of electronic devices with its software, from ticket machines and cash registers to smart TVs, home systems, and Grenesian-made luxury vehicles, leaving little room for competition on the domestic market.
  7. Asbestos removal: eternit for eternity? Since June 2003, a 30-year national program for the removal of asbestos and asbestos-containing products has been in force. Despite this, however, there is little significant progress. Asbestos toxicity has been known for over one hundred years and its import and to Grenesia and circulation on Grenesian market have been forbidden since 1997. However, eternit seems to have lived up to its name - buildings with asbestos insulation and coverings are still in use. In a report from four years ago the Supreme Audit Office shows that the National Asbestos Removal Program for the years 2010 - 2033 has not fulfilled its role.The removal rate is negligible and the amount of asbestos that is left remains unknown. The Office estimates that, at the current rate, it will take 200 years to eliminate asbestos-containing products. Local governments have also taken matters in their own hands and deal with the removal of this harmful substance. For example, citizens of Gervazno, Mnikhovo, and Bialy Sad who partake in the local removal program will be fully refunded for the disposal and treatment of items containing carcinogenic material. Appropriate programs are also implemented in Meskov. However, the scale of such operations is often insignificant, as only 1200 square metres of asbestos have been removed in these municipalities.
  8. Grenesian Rails Back On Track The Grenesian railways have been run inefficiently for more than thirty years, and it's high time local governments received revitalization projects and considerable funding from state budget. Computer render of the planned railway overpass on the northern end of the city of Carne Góle. The new connector will enable direct rail transit from the city's Main Railway Station to Hodźij and then to Wětošow. The total expense on the projects included in the National Railway Program exceeds five billion Grenesian plats. The main goals of these projects are to schedule maintenance of functioning railroads, revitalie old infrastructure, improve the quality of passenger rail transport and to increase train access to remote rural areas. One of the largest ventures in Pzhypzhesmytska, and by far the most expensive included, is the Tsieshytse-Skzhypy project which includes modernization 132 kilometres of tracks, renovation 64 railroad crossings and construction of four new stops. In Maraska, ten new stops will be built within two years and trains in the Glinsk agglomeration will be able to run more often. The project aims to increase the popularity of rail transit in the region, relieve road traffic and thus make the roadways safer and less congested. In Zrembsko-Brunitska, the reconstructed Mloty-Zremb-Debina route will re-enable passenger traffic and streamline freight traffic. All of its passenger platforms at nine stations will be back in use and required with benches, lighting, information boards and ramps for the disabled. Also, a large part of the modernization currently being carried out on railway lines includes freight routes. For example, five neglected long-distance freight lines in the southern part of Grenesia are going to be restored to working condition. Additionally, Grenesian State Railways are going to open a tender for purchase of eleven new train sets and two used high-speed train compositions. What's more, the Grenesian State Railways will introduce a joint ticket throughout the country and the new tariff will be degressive, which means that the combined route with a shared ticket would pay less than for separate tickets purchased for individual sections. While the railway network all over Grenesia is being modernized and undergoing major overhaul, passengers are bound to experience significant delays and many routes will have to be detoured. However, once the main construction works are over, a permanent, uniform timetable is promised to be established.
  9. THREE DEAD IN BRIDGE COLLAPSE NEAR DOBOSHYTSE An overpass collapse near Doboshytse in Pzhypzhesmytska killed two construction workers, a motorist driving beneath it, and left several people injured, officials said. The victims were two male constructors at the age of 34 and 41 respectively, and a 46-year-old man travelling in a hatchback towards Tsieshytse when the overpass being constructed crashed on top of his car. The bridge crushed the car on SR-1 highway (commonly referred to as “es-erka”) connecting Sroki with Mnikhovo, and thus being one of the most important Grenesian interurban roads. It collapsed after a temporary bridge support gave way under it and the structure fell on the road blocking all lanes of the motorway in both directions. One of the witnesses, who wanted to remain anonymous, said that the overpass went down suddenly. He reported that he managed to stop his car just five meters from the collapsed bridge. The Grenesian highway services have already put signs marking a detour until the highway is cleaned, which is expected to take at least several weeks.
  10. To: the Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion of the Megas Agios Basileia ton Arhomnion From: the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of Grenesia Your Majesty, I am greatly honoured by the perspective of exchanging an embassy with such an influential nation as the Greater Holy Empire of Arome opened right in the heart of Karlitch. I am also looking forward to establishing an embassy on Tagmatine soil in order to worthily represent Grenesia and to maintain healthy and peaceful relations based on reason, diplomacy, and mutual understanding. The Commonwealth, in spite of being ruled by de jure secular government that aims to favor no particular religion or ideology, remains open for people of all faiths that hold peace dearly. Because of the fact that Christians of various denominations happen to constitute vast majority of Grenesian citizens, initiating diplomatic relations with a nation built upon Christian values will certainly be seen by the general populace of the Commonwealth as a step in the right direction. We are convinced that initiating the following exchange of embassies between the Greater Holy Empire of Arome and the Commonwealth of Grenesia will help find common ground both in present and future diplomatic affairs and hope that both nations will flourish in peace and prosperity. Yours sincerely, Miroslav Yulyan Bzhèshchotski Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of Grenesia
  11. Hello. I've been working on my IIWiki page and I don't know what to do with religion. Catholicism would play important role since the late 12th century, and unless it's possible to have it adapted before 1300 I'd have to totally change my early history. I originally planned to have my nation Catholic and have it partly but (preferably) forcefully converted until 1300s. Now I think I would accept @Variotan, @Iverican or @Girkmandian branch of the belief if possible, or maybe a mixture of them. How would I make it work?
  12. Also, last change of borders. Until expansion at least, if any. I promise.
  13. @Variota could you please give links to the Treaty of Ferresomething, Lukingrad and the empire, because I fail to find these articles? Or at least briefly describe them here? When did the colloapse happen, or is it still in progress? Its causes? How would it affect my history?
  14. I had messaged about it on Discord yesterday, but let me say it here once again. Google Eurth Pro says its area is 297 473 km^2, which would take 2 starting points (from here), 1 point for population 21-35 million, 1 point for GDP 9,000-24,000, but it'd be somewhere closer to the lower treshold, 4 points total. What do you think? Edit: The southern border is a subject to change. Edit2: As I looked up your climate zones map, I'd be in the sub arctic zone. So screw this map, I'd rather be where @Sunset Sea Islands suggested. Edit3: new map? The area is similar.
  15. Nation in Europa: Commonwealth of Grenesia Capital name: Karlitch Capital location: Marked on map below with yellow star *if possible: The brighter the red, the more desired area - and I'd rather be on the north, if the coverage is still too large. This map could also be my expansion plan in further future. Factbook link (IIWiki): https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Grenesia Newsroom link: Culture: Yasic, partly Catholic, partly pagan, pacifist, traditionalist. Could be compared to Slavic/Nordic. Climate: partly temperate, partly Mediterranean Location: Marenesia Major (look map above). I'm considering relocation if the mods say other factors don't match. History: • first mentions of a Grenesian ruler - 1005 • Kingdom established - 1285 (Grenesia embraces Catholicism) • Renewed Kingdom - 1489 (Grenesia breaks apart in 1453, unified by Yarovit III Karlitch) • First Commonwealth - 1581 (Grenesia embraces direct oligarchic democracy, religious freedom) • Second Commonwealth - 1803 (Grenesia embraces direct democracy and develops its structures) • Third Commonwealth - 1947 (Grenesia turned into communist dictatorship) • Fourth Commonwealth - 1990 (Grenesia abolishes communism)
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