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[Vision Statement] The Federal Republic of Littland


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History

If you believe the folktales, Littland was founded in 1011 by the legendary King Einar, riding the back of a black horse in the darkest hour of the Littish people.
If you believe the archeologists, Littish tribes in various forms firmly established themselves in modern day Littland around the early 800s and written records date a centralised Littish Kingdom back to around 1050. A feudal society like most of the time, court intrigue and foreign marriages were typical of the age and were just as prevalent in Littland. Modern Littish history begins with the Constitutional Revolt in 1878, where King Helge III was forced to accept the signing of a constitution or face what would amount to a coup, having his powers stripped from him. The Helge Constitution as it become known as was a system which heavily favoured richer and especially aristocratic landowners, by restricting who could vote by imposing a wealth requirement which only the rich could pass. This changed as King Helge passed away from tuberculosis in 1910, without an heir of his own. While a regency was common practice for whenever the Littish throne was vacant while an heir was found, the Walter Regency became a de facto military junta as Walter Nordskov, a hardline conservative, sought to crush left-wing politics from Littland. He was met by a fanatical and armed left-wing youth, which escalated after Walter was assassinated in 1913 by an unknown perpetrator. The resulting power struggle narrowly avoided a civil war as a new constitutional assembly was called and the situation was sorted out by the first Prime Minister of Littland, Torsten Einarsen, a social democrat.

Politics

As a federal republic, Littland has two chambers of parliament, the upper Landskammer and the lower Folkekammer. The Landskammer represents the federal states, and the Folkekammer is elected by the people. That's the easiest thing to understand in modern Littish politics. ever since the economic stagnation started in the early 90s the left-wing parties of Littland has been fighting each other more than the opposition, with many new parties splitting from old ones forcing the need of wide parliamentary blocs who aren't as unified as they themselves would like to think. In busts the Littish Democrats in 2007 from the right and wins 25 seats in the Folkekammer in their first election, later forming the bloc The Progress List and grabbing power in the 2016 election.
Littland is shifting right. Will the social welfare brought on by the newly divided left endure? Or is this a turn that will bring Littland out of economic stagnation?

Society

The Littish people are an agrarian people at heart, with many people able to trail at least one family member back to a farm of some kind. This hasn't stopped urbanization and the modern Littish white-collar job is just as prevalent as the farmers of old. With a great social security net, free healthcare and education, not to mention an almost fanatical football culture, Litts enjoy most goods of modern life and can always be counted on to help each other out in a rough situation. The cafe culture of the larger cities is a main example of the social norms of Littland, with many openly talking about controversial ideas or telling the latest gossip, the cafes of Kasland remind many of the coffeehouses of the late Kingdom, bristling with thoughts, ideas and the aroma of coffee.

Stats

Population: 21 million [Medium]

GDP per capita: 19.800 [High]

Land area: 198,000 [Medium]

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