Nation in Eurth: Greater Zaxar (or just "Zaxar")
Capital name: Sandrica
Capital location: Sandrica should be on a river, preferably a large one.
Stats Chosen: 10,000,000 population ------- 5,000 GDP ------- 790,000 km2
Factbook/iiwiki link: https://www.nationstates.net/nation=greater_zaxar/detail=factbook/id=main
Culture: European-American Culture
Climate: Cold winters with warm summers (temperate), similar to the climate of New England.
History: Zaxar was founded in 1803 through a revolution so there was a nation before 1800 but it does not yet have a defined age. A long history of peace, prosperity, and growth until 1926. Zaxar just finished a 74 year total war which lowered the population and ruined the economy. For more info you can see my factbook.
Desired Location: Somewhere with many rivers and a large coastline would be ideal. The coast can be of a large lake as well as ocean although I would like access to the sea (or I may just RP an expansion to the sea which may be better anyway). Some potential places I had thought of (I'm open to other spots) were that large lake in Argis, Auraid Bay, Yeetland, Nordhavet, or between Hinterlands and Walneria.
Greetings fellow humans!
Me and @Mokhavia have been thinking that the land between me and Mokhavia is something that realisticly would not be empty and would make no sense for it to be empty. Because we both want claims on that area we decided that it would be even better to have an NPC in that area that has both of our cultures but does not want to be part of either Ateenia nor Mokhavia. Thus we have come up with the Federation of Safjal.
The Federation of Safjal
The Name Safjal comes from the Safjall mountains that exist in the modern Safjal territory where different tribes lived before the unification.
The Blue represents the blue skies of Safjal that rule over it and also the rivers and lakes that bring life to Safjal.
The White represents the Snowy and pure lands that claim Safjal for most of the year aswell as peace that has ruled over those lands for centuries.
The 7 Dots represent the 7 tribes of Safjal that united to first form the Confederacy of Safjal and later the Federation of Safjal.
Coat of Arms:
The 3 beavers represent the National animal of Safjal which are beavers. There are 3 because the Safjal national culture is formed from the 3 cultures that exist in it, the Ateenians, the Apsan and the Mokhavians.
Asumndan is the Capital of Safjal that was founded by the famous Chieftess Asmund Helgadottir who with her impressive charisma, managed to bring what was at the time the alliance of the 7 tribes, under 1 flag of Sjafal, aimed to be completly independent from both Mokhavia and Ateenia and protect its autonomous states from falling under either nations influence or rule. She was the founder of the Safjal nation that at the time was the Confederation of Safjal. As such she is remembered as the hero of Safjal and had the capital city of Asumndan built for her.
(out of topic but if possible, could the eastern border be made into a more realistic border? Thanks)
The path to Safjal nation began in 118 AD when the Jarldoms and Tribes of Ateenia united under the Kingdom of Ateenia, the 3 Ateenian tribes in Safjal area, did not want to be ruled by a king and instead wanted to maintain the rule of their Chief and the independence of their Cheiftoms, so they formed an alliance to fight for their independence together to prevent the integration into the Kingdom of Ateenia. Times went on and in 680 AD, the Mokhavian tribes united into the Mokhavian confederacy where all tribes maintained their autonomy, the 1 Apsan tribe in the Safjal lands did not however want to be ruled over by Mokhavians and seeked protection from the Ateenian tribes and thus joined the alliance formed to protect their independence.
in 929 AD when the Mokhavian Confederacy united into the Unduk Federation. The 3 Mokhavian tribes in Safjal, displeased with the increased centralization and decreased autonomy of the tribes broke away, almost causing a war between them and Mokhavia, however because they joined the Alliance of Safjal, the Unduk Federation was discouraged from attempting to force those tribes back into its rule.
A few minor wars followed however from 10th century to 17th century, Safjal was mostly peaceful. By 1678, The Safjal Alliance was more then just a defensive alliance, it had evolved into an economic, cultural and military alliance where the borders were opened and citizens of each tribe could visit each others nations. However such an alliance was still not safe from the increasing influence from both Mokhavia and Ateenia and the Safjal tribes were forced to form an unified nation, the Safjal Confederacy which was formed thanks to the charismatic hero Asmund Helgadottir and was ruled by a High Chief, which was elected by the 7 chiefs..
The Safja confederacy continued to live in peace and prosperity but by the 19th century, its people became more aware and were sick and tired of being ruled by a despotic chief that was not elected, seeing the democracy rise in other countries, the Safjal people wanted leaders that represented them, they wanted democracy so in 1881 the people rose up and overthrew their chiefs, those that couldnt were later aided by the now democratic chiefdoms that forced the remaining despotic chiefdoms to become democratic so by 1887, all 7 chiefdoms of the Safjal Confederacy were democratic and the Chiefs from that point on, were elected by the people. In 1889 the Safjal people realised that even though their chiefdoms were now democratic, the Confederacy was still ruled by an unelected high chief that was quickly overthrown. The High Chief became an elected position that was voted for all Safjal people and eventualy in 1894, the elected High Chief called for a referendum for the chiefdoms of Safjal to become more centralized under the Federation of Safjal, which replaced the Safjal Confederacy after having passed the referendum.
The Safjal people were finaly represented by their elected leaders and over time, the Council of Chieftains and the Council of Representatives were established as the upper and lower house with the upper house, the Council of Chieftains having 7 elected representatives each representing their state and the Council of Representatives that has 147 elected representatives.
The Federation of Safjal is considered very free and multicultural with its 3,721,808 population being 8% Apsan, 44.2% Mokhavian and 47.8% Ateenian.
Not only does the Safjal nation have freedom of speech and expression, it also has the freedom of religion with Vjoldinism being belived by 39% of the population, Apsan Paganism 4.7% of the population, Mokhavian Paganism 24.6% of the population, other religions 7% of the population, 24.7% of the population is atheist.
The Safjal GDP is 12,726$ per capita thus making the total GDP $47,4 billion,
The Safjal HDI is 0.661
The Safjal people are represented by both the upper and lower house and the democraticly elected High Chief.
The Federation of Safjal's national languages are Ateenian and Standard Mokhavian and regionaly recognized language is Apsan.
Safjal uses both Cyrillic and Ateenian script.
Edit: Almost forgot, the Safjal currency is Safo.
Me and @Mokhavia but allot of thought into it and we hope it gets approved.
Thank you for your consideration.