Walneria is a country, that has seens many issues from the past and is culturally rich in nature, being almost 10.6 million people strong.
Historically a Slavic country, it got Germanised during the middle ages and early modern era. The official language, Walnerian, is a direct evolution of the Early New High German, with notable Slavic influence on its orthography, phonology and grammar. Although being 91.7% Walnerian, there is still a notable Czech (3.6%) and Sorbian (3.3%) minority. Both areas, where the minorities live, are labeled as "Settlement Areas" (Walnerian: "Sídlunkróme"), and the local languages are co-official with Walmerian there. Czechs live mostly around the rhithron of the Savran River (Walnerian: Závran; Czech: Sávraha) in smaller cities and towns, while Sorbs live in the Artan Hills (Walnerian: Atŕnán; Lower Sorbian: Małenki; Upper Sorbian: Malenski) in villages.
The capital city of Tyrámen is the cultural and political hub of the state, having a population of 1.6 million people (2.6 with aglomeration around it). The city contributes about 25% of the GDP of the country and is the one of two cities, that operates a metro system (the other one is Ssanburk, the regional capital of the Ssanburk region). Tyrámen is also the location, where the government meets and where the president resides.
The national legislative is unicameral and forms the National Assembly, which is directly and proportionally elected by the people, while the executive is formed by a cabinet filled by coalition-appointed leaders. Traditionally, the leader of the largest party of the assembly becomes the Prime Minister. Assembly elections are held every 4 years. The current prime minister is Zimón Novak. President is also elected by the people in a direct vote, but there are two rounds, where in the second round, there are only the two strongest candidates, ensuring, that the president is elected with over 50% of votes. Presidential elections are also held every 4 years, but are offset from the Assembly elections by 2 years. Unlike the unlimited number of terms for Prime minister, nobody can serve more than 2 terms as a president. After the president is elected, he has to revoke and partisan allegiance and serves as a non-partisan, even in the elections for their second term. The current president is Gyntŕ Ssvarc.
Walnerians are known for their casual patriotism (the type of patriotism, where a person watching a cooking show in a TV just says "A Walnerian would cut that cabbage better") and in many cases mild xenophobia, but also for being kind and friendly to newcomers, once they get used to them. Although being armed to the teeth eversince the armament over the threat of an invasion in early 1930's, trigger discipline is furiously followed and there are almost no gun homicides. Although over 65% of people own a gun, there is a national registry of guns and anybody wanting to own one has to undergo a safety training and gain a license.
The currency of the country, the Walnerian Króne (shortcut WKR, symbol Ԟ) is a relatively stable currency, maintaining an average 1.9% annual inflation. 1USD = ~ 15.5WKR. Economy-wise, Walneria has developed automobile and weaponry industry, as well as having a booming constructions sector. Its agriculture is highly mechanised, but Walneria is not sustainable by its own agricultural production and imports grain from abroad, although it lately significantly lowered the percentage of the imported grain.
There is no compulsory military service anymore, but in many regions, it is still considered to be humiliating to not serve. There is a strong sentiment of "if we waver for too long, the enemy is waiting to strike". The question of "who is the enemy" is fairly problematic, as people seem to not unite on a list of names.
Religion-wise, Walneria si a protestant country with notable jewish minority, but more people every year deconvert and claim atheism or agnosticism. Although not an official figure, it is estimated, that over a half of Walnerian population may not have a religion and claim the cultural religion as their own in the census.
Note: Ideal setting for my country would be between a democratic (Western) Slavic nation and an authoritarian (German) Germanic nation. Hopefully, there would be more than two neighbors...
EDIT: In accordance with the document sent to me, I am including the numbers and point system:
As the sun settled, it was clear, that the situation in Starbov is shockingly grim.
Two days have elapsed since the first enemy transporters crossed the river using the old bridge and occupied the city centre, and the number of destroyed building by paranoid soldiers as well as partisans was getting bigger every hour.
Michael was one of the occupiers. He was not fond of entering another country, and the government that sent him to the first wave was despised in his family for long time, but yet, he was sitting on a tank in a hostile territory and looks given by the people walking around him reminded him about the sad truth, that he is not welcome here and that he would be one of the first people to be shot by a revolutionary firing squad just when the local resistance gets a chance.
He was dehydrated, hungry and tired. His head felt heavy and his feet were covered in blisters. His platoon, as well as many other platoons, were expected to be welcomed by the people and be offered food, water and maybe some alcohol, but the opposite was truth: No local would get close to them, the supply lines were crumbeling under the weight of the army and locals closed the pipes, poisoned the local well and hid all the food. Alcohol, which was promised by them by the political commissars was either used in Molotov cocktails, used to desinfect partisan wounds or was simply hidden away. He hasn't drunk for over two days and the supply corps managed to send their way only a single truck filled with mostly empty barrels of water. He tried relieving his left leg by shifting the centre of gravity more to the right, but his right leg quickly protested and sent a set of strong painful impulses.
A young mother with her young sun quickly walked around the city square, looking on Michael and his comrades with a "I would strangle you using a phone line if I had a chance" look. Her son looked too tired, as he didn't have the stamina of his mother and was slowing down. Being tired, the kid looked on the soldier. He probably knew the soldiers of their own army really well, just like many other people in the area, and walked to them, screaming something in a strange accent that Michael could not understand.
"Zys! Zys! Bité!" the kid said, being amused by the different uniform of the soldier. Michael shook his hand and layed a hand on his ear, then again shook his head. The kid realized, that he is probably articulating wrong, so he said "Zys! Ssokoláda!". That finally brought Michael to the conclusion, that Walnerian soldiers possibly gave sweets like chocolate to the children as a kind symbol of unity and humanity. He reached into his pocked and pulled out a single bubble gum.
He lowered the hand and offered the bubble gum, which the child happily accepted. The mom looked somewhat shocked, but they turned around and started walking away. Only few steps away, however, the mother slapped his son's hand, so the bubble gum dropped on the dirty pavement. "Zí sint okupante", she explained and quickly dragged the kid away. Michael was stunned by the hatred that can not be crossed, but he understood perfectly. He probably wouldn't behave much better if Walnerians walked into his town. He was slowly considering the probability and severity of a punishment he could recieve if he shot that woman, but then decided, that it would help nothing.
His friend knocked him on the back and pointed on one of the third window on the second floor of a old hotel. Few minutes ago, the transparent with with the text "Danke fyr bezazunk!" (thanks for the occupation). "See, somebody wants us here!" said his friend. Michael replied: "Bezazunk means 'occupation', not 'liberation'. It is probably a provocation." The night is going to be sleepless, just like the night before. Hopefully, the supplies will catch up, else they would have to turn around and face consequences from the leadership.
Maybe the only winning move was not to play? If so, Michael is not going to play, just like many others on both sides.
Today, two days after the voting was concluded, all ballots have been counted in Walneria. With about 71% turnout, As a unicameral democracy, the only assembly, named the National Assembly, was replaced after 4 years.
THE NEW NATIONAL ASSEMBLY STRUCTURE IS:
The changes relative to the previous setup are:
Liberal Party of Walneria: 57 seats (+11)
Christian Democratic Party of Walneria: 23 seats (-5)
National party of Walneria: 18 seats (-3)
Green Movement: 11 seats (+3)
Social Democratic Party of Walneria: 8 seats (-5)
Worker's Party of Walneria: 6 seats (-2)
Party of National Rebirth: 4 seats (+4 newly founded)
Walneria First Movement: 2 seats (-3)
Few hours after the results were announced, the Liberal Party and the Christian Democrats announced their intentions to create a coalition government. As expected, Communists, Social Democrats, Nationalists and First Movement announced their intentions to vote against the bills introduced by the government, creating the opposition, while the Greens and the Rebirthists announced they would vote on the bills depending on the topic at hand in accordance with their best interests.
There is a total of 130 seats in the National Assembly, one of which is traditionally given to the vice-leader of the victorious party and serves to regulate the discussion and is the only place without a vote (the leader is traditionally asked by the president to form the government and act as the prime minister). The new speaker, Dítmar Fissŕ, was today ceremonially sat down by its party into the cushy red seat in the head of the room. At the same time, the leder of the Liberals Zimón Novak was called into the Presidential palace in Tyrámen, where he was in front of the cameras asked to lead the new government by the president Gyntŕ Ssvarc.
Although it was brought up in the past, the First Movement, losing 60% of their seats, and reaching almost obscurity, decided to go to their party press and announced, that the elections have been rigged against the people. The Communists, which have a history of doubting the results and blaming the Social Democrats for making the left look weak, have not yet released any statement to the results.
Notable shift may include a mass migration of voters from Social Democrats and Nationalists to the Liberals, which eventually brought them to the top and allowed to form their third government in a row.
"Honestly, I felt the pressure around me in the last few weeks, be it by my family, the paparazzis and serious reporters alike, my partisan comrades..." admits the old new prime minister Zimón Novak, which has already served for 13 months in the last government after the sudden abdication of his predecessor Lókass Kacënbóm, "I, and everyone around me, was really worried, that the new members rising through our ranks may weaken our image, but ít seems, that the opposite is true, as the people wish to see new blood in politics, not just a crumbled paper (this is a reference to a civil conflict in the assembly from last year, when a First Movement candidate openly tore apart a bill presented by the Greens, which caused a skirmish, when the at the time 5 First Movement MEPs started throwing shredded pieces of documentation on anybody else. They had to be removed by a security team on Live TV and were prohibited to return and the First Movement had to appoint new people)"
Unlike the somewhat relived atmosphere in the Liberal HQ, there is a tense pressure laying on the shoulders of everyone, who gathered around a round table in the Communist headquarters. The party leader has been left (that means, has "voluntarily" left after being forced to leave) just hours after the results were announced.
After a historic era of instability of the last government, where multiple crises in the coalition and constant filibustering (before it was outlawed that is) paralyzed the government for over 4 months. is, as it seems, over, and the new government is ready to take a step towards the future and pay back the debts done to the voters.
After all, as it is said in the national motto: