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Federal Republic of Auruna
Litävinnenazyonalla Auruna



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Motto
"Taita vär Maana, vär Iyudna, vär Göt!"
(English: "Fight for the Country, for the People, and for God!")


Anthem: "Menä Äinenmaana"
(English: "Our Motherland)


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Location


Capital Veratuna
and largest city


Official Language Aurun
and national language



Ethnic Groups Aurun


Demonym Aurun

Government Federal parliamentary
republic
- President Töru Kanova
- Prime Minister Mikail Zaradevno
- Head of the Elena Rautianen
National Assembly
- Head of the Ivan Andreyev
Federal Council


Legislature
- Upper House: Nuvottanlitävinne
- Lower House: Kokunnenazyonalla


Formation 9 June 1857
(as the Federal
Republic of Auruna)


Land Area mile²
km²
Water Area: km²
Water %:


Elevation
Highest Point: Mount Alten, 3,288 m
Lowest Point:


Population 15,224,115 (estimated)
-Density


GDP (nominal)
GDP (nominal) per capita


HDI 0.918
very high


Currency Aurun Ravien (ANR)


Time Zone


Driving side Right


Calling code +424


ISO 3166 Code AN


Internet TLD .an

Auruna


The Federal Republic of Auruna (Aurun: Litävinnenazyonalla Auruna, Aurun pronunciation: ['litævin:e'nazjonal:a 'au̯.runa]), commonly known as Auruna, is a country in the region of the New Warsaw Pact. It consists of 18 Provinces with the largest being Sterlennau and the most populous province is Veratuna which also contains the capital and largest city of the same name, Veratuna. The second largest city is Sterlennau followed by Livonsk and Novinaya. Other major cities include Antari, Kaurina, Zarkovsk, and Kivona.

Auruna has a population of 15.2 million people with the majority living in the provinces of Veratuna and Sterlennau. The majority of the population speaks Aurun, a Finno-Ugric language that has Slavic and Germanic influences. Auruna is a federal parliamentary republic. It has a strong economy with large industrial and technological sectors.

Auruna was once a part of the Kingdom of Aruzhina as the until its breakup in 1344. However, Auruna wasn't a fully independent country until 1351 when the Kingdom of Auruna was established in place of the former kingdom.

Etymology



The name Auruna comes from the Aruzhin word Avrurina meaning "eagle" or "the land of eagles". It may also come from the Latin word Aurum which means "gold" based on the gold trade from an old Aruzhin trade city which is now Veratuna. The name may also be derived from the Arun tribe who first inhabited the region.

History


Aurun Independence from Aruzhina
After being defeated in wars and the weak state of the monarchy, Aruzhina is struggling internally with provinces gaining independence from the weakened Aruzhina. With the empire rapidly losing territories, the Aruzhin monarchy is struggling to hold on to the remaining provinces of Karrona, Eiltar, and Auruna. The three provinces were given autonomy and are still part of Aruzhina from the start of the break up in 1344. In 1348, the provinces are now fighting for more control of the land and eventually the empire. Auruna was the smallest province but also the richest, so it is the first target by Karrona and Eiltar. Although casualties from all sides are high, Auruna managed to fend off any attacks from the two provinces while the Aurun rebels are fighting for independence from Aruzhina.

The Kingdom of Auruna

Prussian Auruna

Aurun Colonialism
After the success of some of the European powers, Auruna tried to colonise. In 1680, they successfully claimed and colonised a small part of South America, naming it Kuyonne then later, a few islands in the Pacific that was then called Novenna which is now Nurikkuri.

WW1

First Aurun Civil War

Aurun SSR

Second Aurun Civil War

Geography


Politics


Law
Auruna has a civil law system with a minor influence by the Germanic law. The Litävinnenvuishinsoita (Federal Supreme Court) is the Aurun Supreme Court responsible for the constitutional matters with judicial review powers. The Grochenlitävinnensoitannanoireikka (Great Federal Court of Justice) is the highest court of appeal in Auruna. There are smaller regional courts with each region having a Litävinnenajoensoita (Federal Regional Court) and there are smaller courts for other affairs.

Foreign Relations
Auruna tends to be neutral in international affairs, rarely joining any conflict since the monarchy was replaced. Although Auruna gets along well with their neighbours, they usually refuse to join any of their political or economic unions and military alliances. Auruna's close ally are their former colonies, Kuyonne and Nurikkuri.

Military
The Aurun Armed Forces (Astainenvoustaa Auruna) is Auruna's national military, primarily used for the defense of Auruna. It is composed of professional soldiers, conscripts, and reserves. A compulsory military service applies to all Aurun male citizens, and women serving voluntarily. Conscripted male Auruns usually serve 6 to 12 months of armed service or 10 to 14 months of civilian service. The Aurun military branches are the Aurun Army, Aurun Navy, Aurun Air Force, and the National Defence Command.

Economy


Demographics



Auruna has a population of 15.2 million with a vast majority being Aurun, and a few minorities that share a few traditions with the majority of the population. The overall life expectancy is at round 81.8 years old (with 80.2 years for males and 83.4 for females) according to recent statistics. The fertility rate is about 2.8 children born per woman (2015 estimates), just above the replacement rate of 2.1, and it is considerably lower than the 4.76 children born per woman in 1877.

There are around 350,000 Auruns working abroad, mainly in neighbouring countries.

Cities
Auruna has a number of large cities. Veratuna is the country's largest city with 1.91 million inhabitants. Sterlennau being the second largest with 1.2 million inhabitants closely followed by Livonsk at 1.1 million, then Novinaya at 723,991.

10 LARGEST CITIES OR TOWNS IN AURUNA (2020)

Rank

Name

Province

Population

1

Veratuna

Veratuna

1,914,577

2

Sterlennau

Sterlennau

1,201,979

3

Livonsk

Livonsk

1,107,120

4

Novinaya

Novinaya

723,991

5

Akresna

Veratuna

719,562

6

Karalinne

Karalinne

705,697

7

Kaurina

Karalinne

701,944

8

Antari

Nörjä-Karetta

680,238

9

Rühenberje

Lärtä

642,015

10

Kirhonna

Sterlennau

552,637

Language
Main article: Aurun Language
Aurun is the official and predominant spoken language in Auruna. Aurun is a Uralic language of the Finnic branch and is closely related to Finnish, Estonian, and Hungarian. Although Aurun has a few Germanic and Slavic influences, they only comprise of about 18.2% of the vocabulary and grammar but the sentence structure has been slightly modified due to the Germanic influences.

The two most spoken secondary languages in Auruna are German and English, and both are taught at schools alongside Aurun.

Religion
Auruna is predominantly Christian, with most of the population being Protestant. While Christianity is the primary religion in Auruna, religious freedom is accepted so other religions have entered Auruna throughout the years. According to the 2010 census, 88.5% of the population identified themselves as Christian, belonging to a legally-recognized church, with the majority being free churches. Other religions only comprised of around 1% of the population.

Education
Education in Auruna is handled by the National Education Office Kaurutenazyonalla Osakenne (KnO). An optional kindergarten education is provided for all children in the ages of three to six years old with some rare occasions of seven year old children still in kindergarten. Then school attendance is compulsory starting at the age of seven years old and lasts for at least ten years. Primary education or nietalenkauruti (low education) usually lasts for seven years and secondary education or hokkenkauruti (high education) usually lasts for three years. There is a tertiary education or grochenkauruti which lasts for an additional three to six years depending on which branch one desires.

During the second year in secondary education, a student is required to attend the annual Skill Assessment Test which is a requirement for graduation from secondary education and university entrance. The Aurun SAT is a month-long programme in which the student is tested in various categories from academic (science, math, literature, etc.) to vocational (music, arts, culinary, etc.) and it determines which branch they will follow when they apply for a university.

University admissions are based on the final exams of the student's secondary education, SAT results, and the entrance examinations which are not the typical multiple-choice exams. The entrance exams are short and more on application with a series of complicated questions.

Most schools in Auruna are public institutions which lets students study without any payment. School days are usually short, starting at 8:00 and usually ends at 14:00 with two thirty-minute breaks in between.

Over 99% Auruns over the age of 15 and above can read and write with some being fluent in other languages like German and English.

Culture



Culture in Auruna is diverse between its provinces, from the mostly traditional mountain provinces to the more modernized lower provinces. It has been influenced by a few foreign invaders in the country's history bringing with them their festivals and traditions. Auruna has a few well-known festival traditions such as the monthly Brodentäg or Brodtäg (Bread day), the annual Motor Works Week and National Armour Festival, and various Christmas traditions. There are a number of public and national holidays in Auruna with the public holidays being determined by the provinces and the national holidays being determined by the government with 9 June being a national holiday since the formation of Auruna. Prior to the formation of the current Auruna, during the Kingdom of Auruna, the national day has been changing to when the ruling monarch is born until 1563 when Näkunnen II permanently changed it to 9 June based on when the Kingdom of Aruzhina broke up into several smaller states.

There are about 23 properties in Auruna on the World Heritage List.

Music
Aurun music has been widely known since the middle of the Baroque period with Nikita Vaasamov being one of the most popular Aurun composer of the Baroque period. During the Classical period, Aurun classical music became very popular even with other nearby countries from the piano concertos of Miko Livonnä to the orchestral compositions of Ari Närkanov and Markko Ejä. While there are few composers during the Romantic period, they are well-known like Pavel Vogol, Mikail Zarakov, and Niko Zutian. While Zutian was a leading Aurun composer of the late Romantic and Modern eras with his son Artur Zutian, and grandson Naki Kopamov Zutian continuing their family legacy as composers of the 20th and 21st centuries respectively.

Electronic music in Auruna is popular since the 1990s with Hans Zaran making it widespread in Auruna during his time producing music in the genre. Future bass, drum and bass, melodic dubstep, and trap are the most popular electronic music genres with artists like NiVA, Zen, and Järno Karova.

Metal is also one of the popular genres in Auruna especially power metal but it only started to gain popularity in the mid-2000s when the metal band Pansaari started gaining public attention and getting others interested in the genre. Then more bands formed with different genres of metal and some are doing their own variation of each with one band being influenced by traditional Aurun music.

Cuisine
Aurun cuisine varies from each provinces to the larger collection of regions. They share the same main traditional Aurun cuisine with a heavy basis on meat, potatoes, bread and pastry.

Bread is very popular in Auruna and has been a significant part of Aurun cuisine with bakeries producing different kinds of bread based on the region and province. Two primary types of bread in Auruna are wheat bread and rye bread and continue to branch on to more localized versions of those types. Kivana is a popular Aurun pastry, they are palm-sized puff pastries usually filled with either sweet (jam, chocolate, caramel) or savoury (ground meat and potatoes) fillings. They are usually sold by street vendors or bakeries and are a popular comfort food. Cakes are also an important part of Aurun cuisine and also have different variations from each province. About 90% of meat in Auruna are either pork or beef and are an integral part of every Aurun meal.

The two main alcoholic drinks are beer and vodka, although alcoholic drinks in Auruna are expensive, they are popular all around the country with beer being slightly more popular.

Sports
See also: Motorsport in Auruna
Around 5.3 million Auruns pursue sports and about half belong to a sports club. Motorsports is the most popular sport in Auruna. With constructors like Schkeska and VSK, and a few independent teams participating in various motor sports. Endurance racing and Rally are the most popular motor sports in the country with Schkeska winning the most in both disciplines. The Formula 1 driver Taino Käumina won two Formula One World Drivers' Championships, and the rally driver Andrej Taunkanna won three World Rally Championships with Schkeska.

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