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Nation in Eurth: Rhava

Rhavanese Flag: https://content.invisioncic.com/r278479/monthly_2021_06/2096572_BenjaloneseFlag.png.d7318dbde1a1903af79e5a3e71df8505.png I think the link will work, if not, just check my nation state page.

Capital name: Rhavapura

Capital location: [coastal? in-land? riverside?] Rhavapura is in the north of the country on river. 

Stats Chosen: 2, 1, 1

Factbook/iiwiki link: So...iiwiki is too confusing for me to use so I have been just posting factbooks on the forum, I the official one is name Rhavanese Clans. But when I get a link I will post it either here or in another article.

Culture: Mostly Vietnamese, but some of Rhava is Levantine. 75% South east asian 25% Levantine

Climate: Very tropical, there are lots of jungles, including the main jungle; The Calico Jungles, there are in the west cedar forests with tall mountains, and a sliver of desert. All four seasons are there, but they are all shortened to 3 months, in the 4 months leftover there are typhoons and monsoons sweeping the region.

History: The Socialist Republic of Rhavanese is a mountainous, river filled, lush country, filled with a distinct and ancient history. Only the birds tell the tale, of which Benjalonia came from. Rhava started out filled with nomadic peoples, who roamed the jungles of Rhava, specifically the Calico jungles. Many settled down and created the oldest city in Rhava, Sukhmeng [SU-KA-MUNG]. Sukhmeng was the seat of power the Tây-Hạ dynasties from 100 BCE to 1465 CE. Sukhmeng was nicknamed the golden city, because the palace was said to of been made of pure gold. After the fall of the Hạ, the three clan period began, where the power hungry clan leaders grasped for land and resources from the crumbling empire. In 1520 CE the states of Tau, Azari, and Ongan were formed. They constantly fought over recourses, jade in particular, which was a want from western countries and sold high. In the 1600s, the conqueror Han unified the states, and lead the country into a golden age. There was an age without credit, and science and healthcare both exploded in the country, trade with the outer wurld boomed, with materials like jade palm oil being sold as high prices throughout the continent. Then, 1723 CE the first colonizers arrived in Rhava, touching down on the shore near the modern day city of Cedaria, in the southwest of the country. Quickly colonizer influence grew, with them building multiple settlements on the coast, separating most of the country from the shore, one of the main ways trade happened in Rhava. Then, in 1730 CE, the colonizers invaded the rest of the country, and because of the poor economy after the stop in trade, the people were helpless. Countless taxes, and reforms were put upon the people, and an age of suffering began. Han was executed in Giang Do, and the countries last spark of hope flickered out of existence. The colonizers grouped Rhava, and surrounding states, into the Benjalonia territory of (colonizer TBD). In 1782 CE, the peoples revolt happened, lead by a woman by the name of Nayasarri. They used the terrain to their advantage, pushing out the oppressors using guerilla warfare. Nayasarri sadly perished in the jungles fighting off a group of ten warriors, before being overtaken .Yet to this day, she is honored throughout the country. The country once again separated into, south, north, and middle. The South liked the idea that people should run the country, yet still wanted to honor the old traditions, and decided on a constitutional monarchy. The Middle Kingdoms decided to go to the old ways, and became a league of states each ruled by a king, and met together to decide the fate of the region every year. And the North went back to a monarchy. In 1898, the socialist revolution happened in the north, where wealthy landowners were accused of exploitation of poor farmers, they were put on rigged tribunals, and then hung. Across the north, these land reforms shattered families, and villages. Instead of executing the ruling family (the Mễi clan), the kept them in power as puppets though the uneducated masses did not know that socialist were in charge. So for the next 70 years, the north suffered unfair prosecution, labor, taxes, and wages. Then, in 1969 the north annexed the middle kingdoms. The south alarmed by the aggression, moved its troops to their northern border, the north did the same. In 1970 the north officially declared war, and entered the calico jungles. In late 1970, Cedaria was taken. In 1971 Quây Yuan (Quai Yuan in Huang) was taken. And in 1973 the north took Chow Cho, ending the war and "uniting" the country. Now, tensions are ever rising between the capitalist leaning south, and communist leaning north, threatening another civil war. 

Desired Location: either directly east of Heiheguo (there are a lot of rivers there), or right below the D'kalla mountains. But I will take anything as long as it fits the vibe and geography I am going for. Preferably on Alharu.

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Hello Rhava,
Currently there are some discrepancies with your map application which would make having everything you request impossible:

Both of your desired locations, despite having a lot of rivers, are desert. This has been an issue for a while since the Climate Map Update and one me and O plan to tackle in the near future. Sorry about that.


There is also the issue that monsoons don't work like that. Wet Seasons (Monsoon) and Dry Seasons (Not Monsoon) act independently of the four season system. This is because Wet and Dry Seasons are the seasons for areas in the tropics. The most you could do is have an area of high elevation if you wish to have some form of winter climate.
Besides these two issues though, there are only a couple more minor things which I'll bring up when we reach them. Your stats are alright, 2 on population (31-40 million people), 1 for GDP per capita (6,000-15,000) and 1 on your nation's area (91,000-260,000 km^2). This would give you a total nominal GDP range of 186,000 million to 600,000 million (which is actually quite close to IRL Thailand coincidentally!).
There are some places you can go, but it is rather tricky placing you down and most locations do not fit your entire criteria. Also remember that all borders shown in a proposal can/will be shifted to be more natural and to your liking.

1: Cosy up to Yeosan

This location, on the Eastern Alharu Island Chain and comes out at around 254,000km^2, is the largest rainforest in Alharu which would make up much of your nation's western coastline and southern interior, you would have access to a small but very tall mountain range, and are placed near another Far Eastern nation (although are more Eastern Asian rather than South Eastern Asian). However you will lack any true deserts, the closest being your northern interior savannah. You will also be very exposed to the Adlantic, so colonisation is more likely to have happened sooner than the 1700s logically.


2: Cosy up to Indostan

This area comes out at 166,600km^2. It's climate is primarily similar to that of southern China and northern Indochina and can experience monsoons (although not as much as the first proposal). On its western side is desert and desert steppe (if this is chosen, we can expand the nation westward slightly if more desert is wanted). The proposed area would also be due south of our China analogue Fulgistan and north of Indostan, a nation which is partly Indochinese, Chinese, and Indian, which means the location would fit excellently culture-wise and places you south of one of our active long running members.

The main issues however is that it puts Rhava directly in the path of the Yellow Empire, a historical dominant empire. The previous proposal also had a similar issue as Yeosan was under the Yellow Empire's orbit. There also no mountains sadly.



3: Cosy up to Kertosono

This proposal comes out at around 249,700km^2. Much of your area would be taken up by strong summer monsoon climates to the south and mountains with mild winter monsoons to your north. Your neighbour is also Javanese / Malayo-Polynesian. However there is no desert.



4: Cosy up to no-one

This is the only one I could find that could reasonably satisfy most of your conditions without having to border another nation. Like the 3rd proposal you have mountains, now to the west. A mild winter monsoon exists across much of the country. Although still no desert, only desert steppe across the fringes of the northern border.

If (1), (2), or (3) are chosen, the nation(s) already there will need to give their expressed consent to allow you to place your nation in the area.


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I am so sorry for the discrepancies. I really like number 1, and I apologize I was not able to reply sooner because I was busy. Its perfectly fine not to have desert, I thought that being in Alharu meant I had to make accommodations for desert. I like the stats, and I the region I am choosing is perfect. Since there is a theme of driving out agressors in Rhava, I could totally use the Yellow empire as a gateway for that arch. I dont mind earlier colonization, just need to know who. Ty for all the hard work. 


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The reply on the map thread 

Could you put the city of Chow Chó, most south-eastern city on the coast, next to the border river. Quây yuán, directly east of the flag as a major port. And Giang Dó is the northern most city, on the tip facing the northeast. And finally (ik this is a lot, sorry) could you put the city of Manaw in between Quây yuán and Giang Dó. Ty!

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