Estradia

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United Federative Republic of Estradia

Valadras Peqösekelhe Muutelhe Es-i-Chada (Zikar)
Flag of Estradia
Flag
State Seal
State Seal
Motto: Peace Through Strength, Strength Through Unity
Anthem: Dawn over Dihara
CapitalUukhii
Largest cityBolisahar
Official languagesZikar
Recognised national languagesElyrian
Ethnic groups
(2018)
Religion
See Religion in Estadia
Demonym(s)Estradi
GovernmentFederal Presidential dominant-party Republic
• President
Alpada Zabudu
• Vice President
Pharso De'Ougbe
LegislaturePeople's Chamber
Formation
• Colonized
September 16th, 1865
November 23rd, 1946
• UFRE
April 23, 1984
Area
• 
1,043,025 km2 (402,714 sq mi)
• Water (%)
3.5
Population
• 2018 estimate
87.4
• 2018 census
87,436,786
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$548.7 Billion
• Per capita
$6,663
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$780.7 billion
• Per capita
$8,678
Gini (2018)57.8
high
HDI (2018)0.678
medium
CurrencyTradin (₮) (TRD)
Time zoneUTC+1:30 (CDT)
Date formatdd-mm-yyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+173
ISO 3166 codeEA
Internet TLD.ea

The United Federative Republic of Estradia (/ɛʃtrɑːdʌ/; Zikar: Valadras Peqösekelhe Muutelhe Es-i-Chada), also known as the UFRE, or simply Estradia, is a Federal Republic located in Central Dihara. Estradia borders nth to its west, nth to its northeast, and the Gulf of Belingar to the south. It is the nth largest country in Dihara by area after nth, and nth largest country overall. The country consists of 31 provinces and one Governmental Capital Region, where the capital, Uukhii is located. As of 2018, the estimated population of Estradia sttod at 87.4 million. Estradia's main economic industries are resource extraction and refinement, manufacturing and agriculture. Additionally, Estradia has recently become host to a growing service sector.

For millenia, the lands within and surrounding Estradia were ruled by various kingdoms and tribal states. The Zikari Tribe saw the most successful and lasting reign, ruling from the Estrad River Basin between the 15th and 19th century. The contemporary state of Estradia began with Achysian colonization of the region in 1843. Through direct rule, the Achysian government created administrative and legislative insitutions whilst working to assimilate the natives, a process referred to as Achysiation. This often-traumatic practice resulted in growing regional tensions, Austeria facing several periods of unrest. Estradia gained official independence as the Republic of Estradia in 1946, a condition of Achysia's surrender at the end of the 2nd Auroran War. This new nation would be lead by many of the same colonial figures of Austeria, natives often having little political power. Propped up through Pro-Auroran relations, the republican government would continue the policies of forced-assimilation and ostracization of those who opposed its rule. This antagonistic relationship with native Estradians brought further unrest to the region. These flaring tensions eventually culminated in a period of heighted violence and un rest called the Bleeding Sands, a period approximately from 1563 AC to 1574 AD. A major gifure of native resistance during this period wasAlpada Zaboodoo, through whose leadership ENRA forces would see the installment of the nation's current administration. Alpada would go on to lead the country up to the present day.

In the present day, Estradia is seen as a nation on the rise. Over the past few decades Estradia has seen significant increases to both its population and economy, its GDP being around $500 Billion. Estradia has also seen steady improvements in its literacy rates, infant mortality rates, and poverty rates. Civil rights have also been expanded to many citizens. However, political control is tightly held by Alpada and his administration.


Etymology

History

Early History

Middle Ages (1500-1800)

Initial Colonization (1800-1843)

Viceroyalty of Austeria (1843-1946)

Republic of Estradiland (1946-1977)

Period of Bleeding Sand (1977-1984)

United Federative Republic of Estradia (1984-Present)

Baninda Conflict

Geography

Estradia is host to a wide array of geographical features. Spanning from its coastal marshlands to the dunes at its northern fringes, the interior of Estradia has ample contrasts between its many savannahs, rain forests, river valleys, steep mountain faces and secluded lakes. Out of all these features, perhaps the most well known is the Pmiishembee Mountain Range, which bisects the country. The rest of Estradia features a gentle transition form the tropical lowlands of the south, rolling veldt in the interior, and more arid regions of the north. Various rivers cut through this landscape, Göngimenfuu being the longest and which begins at the head waters of Lake Ngrikhi on the Northeast.

Mt. Monatoba is the largest peak in Estradia at 17,456ft

Administrative Divisions

Climate

Estradia's climate changes significantly as one travels from south to north. That said, in general Estradia is considered to have 3 main climate zones: tropical around its southern low lands, semi-arid across much of the middle interior, and arid in its far northern regions.

Biodiversity

Environmental Issues

Politics and Government

Government

Political Parties

Corruption Allegations

Political Rights

Defense

See: UFRE Defense Force

File:UFRE AMX-10.jpg
UFRE Defense Force armored vehicles on patrol in northern Estradia

The Estradian Defense Force, formally known as the UFRE-DF, is charged with defending the territorial sovereignty and domestic stability of Estradia. To accomplish this goal, the UFRE-DF is split into 4 separate branches: The Estradian Land Defense Force, Estradian Air Defense Force, Estradian Naval Defense Force, and Estradian Special Actions Force (UFRE-LDF, ADF, NDF, & SAF respectively). Geared toward the suppression of domestic unrest and insurgency, the Land Defense Force is by far the largest branch with a manpower of appropriately 200,000. The Estradian Air Defense Force possess around 200 aircraft of various designations, whilst the Naval Defense Force fields approximately 120 vessels for coastal defense.

Geared toward a doctrine of rapid mobilization and response, Estradia's Land Defense Force is largely comprised of lighter, fast-moving vehicles such as it's locally-produced LAV, the Sandcat. However, the LDF also possesses greater fighting power in the form of Vickers MBTs and Rhino MBTs, largely reserved for border incursions and severe unrest. The LDF additionally plays a key role in Estradia's various infrastructure & engineering projects, many soldiers being trained in road clearing, bridge building, and disaster relief.

In comparison to the Land Defense Force, Estradias air & naval defense are more conservative. Only more recently have efforts been made by the government to implement a more comprehensive focus on Estradian air and sea defense. This effort has seen the acquisition of such materiel as fighter-jet aircraft, aerial drones, and fast-attack craft. Additionally, the modernization of Estradia's Defense Force has seen Estradia's participation in several multinational military exercises, Exercise Shifting Thunder in 2016 being the most recent.

Since the establishment of the UFRE-DF in the mid 70s, Estradia has been an eager participant in the World Concordat's many humanitarian and peacekeeping missions. As stated by Alpada Zaboodoo, "...it is paramount that Estradia lends a helping hand to wherever there is a hand to receive it." This is not only seen as a matter of national pride, but as a great training opportunity for Estradia's Defense Force. However, incidents occurring at the hands of Estradian peacekeepers and skepticism over Estradia's true humanitarian motives have both created occasional controversy on the global stage.

Foreign Relations

Economy & Infrastructure

Agriculture

Energy

Oil

Renewable Energy

Industry

Transport

Rail

Much of Estradia's railways are owned and operated by the state-run EstraRail; however, there have been attempts to privatize some modern sections of track. Remnants from colonial rule, a significant portion of Estradia's railways are in disrepair. Recent investment by the government and third-parties has seen portions of track being modernized and expanded, construction largely being contained to Estradia's urban areas. Plans are in the works to develop the Trans-Dihara Railroad, which will connect Bolisahar & Great Zandile.

Road

Air

Estradi Air

See main article, Estradi Air

Water

Mining & Manufacture

Tourism

Tourism in Estradia can largely be broken down into two categories - urban destination tourism, and wilderness adventure tourism. Of the two, by far the largest is adventure, although in recent years developing of coastal cities has lead to an increase in visitation.

Wilderness tours themselves are largely run by individual villages; with transportation between them and the major cities and airports subsidized by EstradiRail and EstradiBus, tourists can easily and affordably make their way to the outskirts of civilization, and experience the wildlands of Dihara for themselves. In recent times, federally-distributed but locally-operated EstradiBus Camel and EstradiBus Gazelle have made travel in even the most remote areas much more accessible, although the ecological impact of vehicles driving through wildlands has raised some concerns.

Healthcare

Education

Science & Tech

Space Exploration

Demographics

Largest Cities

Ethnic Groups

Education

Literacy Rates

Religion

40% Diharan Rite Aranism, 30% Vayonism with Local Characteristics, 20% Ecumenical Vayonism, 10% Sand Shinto

Culture

Literature

Media

Music and Art

Cuisine

Sports

Social Issues

Human Rights

Gay Rights

Women

Sectarian Violence

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