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Factbook: Kingdom of Carpatha


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Kingdom Of Carpatha

Etymology

The name Carpatha comes from the Ithic word Kapetha, which translates to Ancestral Home. When the Naplic invaded, they thought the Ithic were saying Carpatha, so they named their new country as such.

Demographics

Population

Poor:                 1,865,600 (32%)

Lower Middle: 2,506,900 (43%)

Upper Middle: 1,107,700 (19%)

Rich:                349,800 (6%)

Total:              5,830,000 

Carpatha comprises 2 major ethnic and cultural groups: the Ithic and Naplic. The Ithic tribes are native to Carpatha and were separated into various tribes, the most powerful being the Skytha and Antheria. The Skytha were a militarist tribe that encouraged unity within, and hatred outward. The Antherian were the opposite, and instead had numerous allies in other city states. Wars were common, often involving Skytha and Antheria. They celebrate their ancestors with elaborate ceremonies unique to each tribe, often involving sacrifices, games, music, and other festivities. The Naplic are only recent arrivals to Carpatha, originating in the Nusantara Island Chain. The settlers were a group exiled from their home due to their religious beliefs. They worship the Eagle God, sacrificing a bird every week on a bonfire along with food scraps. This is what got them exiled, the Naplic homeland’s main religion forbid sacrifice of any kind. In Carpatha, 60% of the population live in urban centers and the average disposable income is ⌭4672 or 7008 Eurth Standard Units. 87.6% of the population is working age and 51.8% of the population is of the Ithic ethnic group.

Geography and Economy

Carpatha has many beautiful mountains that are rich in minerals. And there are also a  few large rivers that are useful for transportation. This allows Carpatha to be a well established trading nation. 

Major Imports: Uranium, Automobiles, Pharmaceuticals, Plastics

Major Exports: Wheat, Wine, Fish, Electrical Machinery, Minerals & Fuels, Precious Metals

Politics

Carpatha is ruled by the Ignatia family, which has had 2 kings ruling with the name. Previously were the Zavus and Tibosses families. While Carpatha is a hereditary monarchy, it is also a meritocracy, favoring well qualified individuals over family members. This is due to the way the government is set up, a king can be ousted at any time if they lose in an intellectual challenge to a challenger. Anyone over the age of 23 can challenge the king as long as the king has ruled for 5 years or more and is older than the challenger. The king picks what topic the challenge will be about, and the challenge begins as soon as there are 2 witnesses. Under the king are 3 consuls who assist with administration and act as advisors. This is an elected position so it gives some power to the people.

 

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