Motto: "Productivity, Pursuit of Happiness... Profit!"
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-Density: 43.7 km˛
Largest City: Malmega
Official Language: Monetok
National Languages: Monetok
- The Executive Head of State: Nakwa Melviska
- Executive Assistant: Luhat Kusnetvola
- Chairperson of the Board: Qusam Smirvisk
- Director of Court: Rizwuka Sokoviska
- The Board
Land Area: 318, 617 mile˛
512, 764 km˛
Water Area: 15,383 km˛
Water %: 3
Highest Point: 3,488 m
Lowest Point: Sea Level
GDP (nominal): 775 billion
GDP (nominal) per capita: $24,000
Human Development Index (NS Version): 69.08
Drives on the: right
Calling code: +22
Internet TLD: .csh
The Incorporated States of Cashar, commonly called Cashar, is a parliamentary republic under a constitutional corporatocracy in Europa. It is bordered on the north by OTHER-NATION, on the south by OTHER-NATION, by the east by OTHER-NATION and on the west by OTHER-NATION. Cashar covers 512,764 square kilometers and has an estimated population of 22,412,566. Cashar comprises of twelve states: Centavo, Dinar, Shekel, Krona, Marka, Drakam, Rubel, Nykel, Sostynak, Bitkan, Kyatlek, Qindrak.
Cashar's primary order of business is, in fact, business. Trade, economy, and business interests are paramount. Currently, Cashar's biggest businesses are in tourism, the movie-making industry, retail shopping, information technology, and the textile and fashion industry. It also has lesser industries in steel and arms manufacturing.
Cashar has its roots in a proto-Cashari language known as Ketek. Loosely translated, it means "to let flow."
The standard way to refer to a citizen of Cashar is as a "Cashari."
Modern humans first arrived on the Ketek Peninsula around 35,000 years ago, but the earliest hominids may have been there approximately 1.2 million years ago. The most conspicuous signs of prehistoric human settlements are some cave paintings found in the Alkmirt Caverns. Before the Ketek Peninsula was conquered by an early Europan empire from the north, it was made up of three indigenous cultures, the Ketek, the Belpuk, and the Tartiv. The Ketek and the Belpuk were seafaring, nature-worshipping cultures and had successfully established trading settlements on the east and west coast. These two cultures got along reasonably well but would struggle with the Tartiv in the Kepuk Wars for control over the peninsula until the northern Europan empire began their conquest and completed it by 22 B.C.
Under the empire, the Kepuk people were gradually assimilated into a culture with a primary focus on trade and education. The wealthiest leaders of the Ketek and Belpuk tribes were admitted into the plutocratic class of the empire, existing settlements were improved upon and given better infrastructure, an early university was established, and the economy expanded. It wasn't all good, however. The empire also introduced slavery and executions and gladiatorial combat for entertainment. After the fall of the empire in the 7th century, the Kepuk people now dubbed the Amirans were left to govern over themselves.
The 50-Year Culture War
This would lead to a civil war as some Amirans sought to get back to their cultural, nature-worshipping roots while others had more economic interests in mind. The fighting lasted for fifty years, ravaging the local economy and putting developmental progress on hold.
Cashar is typically divided into six loosely defined topographic zones: the Cashari Desert, the Cashari Plains, the Marjan and Walstret Mountains, the Sinka Oasis, the Pesodyna Mesas, and Cashar's coastline. The largest of these areas are the Cashari Desert. The terrain in the Cashari Desert is quite flat and subject to areas of quicksand and brackish salt flats. The Cashari plains are cut by the Auros River. Lake Sinka occupies much of the Sinka Oasis, making the areas around it quite rich in fertile soil suitable for agricultural development and pursuits. The next topographical area covers the Marjan and Walstret mountain ranges stretching from the east and from the west respectively. The highest peak belongs to Mount Lazez in the Marjan Mountains at 3,488 m. West of the Marjan Mountain range is the Pesodyna Mesas, an area of rocky hills and flat-top plateaus. Finally, there's the coastline which extends about 2,000 kilometers.
The beaches are well-maintained, white sandy shores with beautiful crystal-clear waters. Cashar takes a lot of pride in its pristine environment. Tourism and animal trade is such a big industry in Cashar that economic interests lie heavily in ensuring the environment remains clean. The highest point is at an elevation of 3,488 m, and the lowest point is at sea level.
Monetok is derived from Proto-Cashari Ketek and Amiran. It distinguishes between consonant phonemes with palatal secondary articulation and those without, the so-called soft and hard sounds. Almost every consonant has a hard or a soft counterpart, and the distinction is a prominent feature of the language. Another important aspect is the reduction of unstressed vowels. Stress, which is unpredictable, is not normally indicated orthographically. An optional acute accent may be used to mark stress or to indicate the proper pronunciation of uncommon words or names. Monetok has a complex and unusual morphology (method of constructing words from a basic root).
Monetok is written using the 22-letter Cashari alphabet.
Because of its extensive history as an international trading culture and because of the modern advent of tourism, Cashar considers itself a multilingual nation. Monetok is only one of the many languages spoken by the average Cashari. Most Cashari grow up learning to speak Esonian.
Tabroda/Tabrodists - animism religion
Education is legally mandated to be sponsored by a number of major corporations in Cashar for young citizens from the ages of four to fourteen in exchange for extensive, tasteful advertising in schools. After fourteen, citizens must vie and compete for a sponsorship from a specific corporation for continuing education up until the age of eighteen. At eighteen, if a citizen has performed well, they may be able to receive a partial sponsorship from that same or a different corporation for a university education, but the rest of the expense comes out of the citizen's pocket.
Metro area population
Cashar is a parliamentary republic under a constitutional corporatocracy. A parliamentary republic is a republic (in which the operation of the country is considered a public matter) that operates under a parliamentary system wherein the executive branch of government derives its legitimacy from and is accountable to the legislature. In Cashar, the head of state referred to as the Executive Head of State is mostly a ceremonial president while the heads of government consist of the most powerful corporations in Cashar. The legislature is bicameral consisting of the Board (elected officials from various corporations from each of the twelve states) and the Bureau (representatives of the people; depending on the population of a state is how many representatives represent each state). The final authority on the interpretation of law belongs to the Paramount Court which is headed by twelve justices; the leader of which is the Director of Courts.
Cashar's primary embassy exists in the capital city of Protiva and is known as the Corporate Embassy of Cashar. It is headed by the Managerial Ambassador General (currently Kisyak Surfirvo).
Fiscal Year: 2018
GDP (nominal) per capita: