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Gyatso-kai: Overview

The Avatarian Republics of Gyatso-kai

"For Freedom! For Honour! For Gyatso-kai!"

National Anthem: "Long Live The Avatar!"

Seal of the Avatarian Republics

Gyatso-kai in Green

Capital: Republic City
-Largest City: Ba Sing Se

Official Languages: Avatarian Mandarin, English,
Working Languages:Kyoshese, Zhuang, Concordian,
Waverlyese, Charicifican English

Ethnic groups: 73.21% Tu, 12.18% Shui,
10.06% Huo, 1.21% Air, 0.04% Equine, various others

Demonym: Avatarian, Gyatso-kaian

Government: Theocratic Federal Republic
Avatar: His Holiness, Aang, the 15th Avatar
-Chancellor: Li Meiqi
--Chairman of the Council: Kyabgon Tenzin
---Speaker of the Senate: Ruth Shionoya

Legislature Republic Congress
Upper House: The Council
Lower House: The Senate

Empire of Avataria - 241 BC - 1528 CE
Nation of Avataria - 12 May 1528 - 31 October 1680
Union of Avatarian States - 1 November 1680 - c. 1880
Individual Nations - c.1880 - 15 November 1946
Provincial Council of - 16 November 1946 - 7 August 1949
Avatarian Republics of - 8 August 1949 - Present

Total: 9,906,673
-Water: 8.25%

-2013 Estimate: 15,779,234,000 (As of 2013.06.29)
-Density: 1,592.8/sq km

GDP: 815.848 trillion US$
-Per Capita: 51,727 US$

Gini: 31.0 medium

HDI: 0.912 very high

Currency: Republic Yuan (¥) (RYN)

Time Zone: (UTC+5 - UTC+10)

Date Format:
In English: yyyy.n-mm-dd
In Avatarian: yyyy年n季m月d日

Drives on the Left

Calling code +868

ISO 3166 code GKI

Internet TLD .gki, .凯海

yatso-kai, officially the Avatarian Republics of Gyatso-kai (LinkAvatarian:凯海洋降世神通共和国; Linkpinyin: Kǎihǎiyáng Jiàngshì Shéntōng Gònghéguó; LinkMandalorian: Tsad Droten be Gyats’kai), is a supranational theocratic federal republic occupying the majority of the lands within the region of Avatar Incarnate. Gyatso-kai is a multi-party state, governed by the Avatar, with its seat of government in the capital city of Republic City. It exercises jurisdiction over five nations, comprised of 164 subdivisions, as well as three protectorates and one colony.

Covering approximately 9.1 million square kilometres, Gyatso-kai is the largest nation in Avatar Incarnate. Gyatso-kai's landscape is vast and diverse, with forest steppes and the Bigo and Great Divide occupying the arid north and centre of the landmass, to subtropical forest prevalent in the wetter south near the Pacith Ocean. The terrain of central Gyatso-kai is rugged and elevated, with the Taku, Black Cliffs and Patola Mountains dividing the continent along the Great Divide. The Diqiuhe and the Changhong rivers each originate in the Patola Mountains along the Betit Plateau. Gyatso-kai's coastline is located along every sea and ocean within the Avatar Incarnate region, giving the nation a veritable command on maritime trade; the Polar Sea to the North, the Ifipac Sea to the east, the Ticlanat Sea to the west and the Antpolar Sea to the South.

The ancient Avatarian civilization --- one the world’s earliest --- flourished in the fertile basin of the Diqiuhe River which, to this day, continues to flow through the Western Si Wong Valley. Gyatso-kai’s early political systems were based on hereditary monarchies known as Linkdynasties from the time of the Xia (approximately 2000 BC). However, it was during the Yin Dynasty that the first unified Gyatso-kai would come to form in 241 BC; granted, this unification would not last long with the growing cultural differences between the four main ethnic groups in the areas of Gyatso-kai at the time. It was in 126 BC that the first of the Elemental Nations was formed: Under the tutelage of the Badgermoles, the people of the city now known as Omashu learned the Art of Earthbending, thus granting them innumerate powers over the other nations. In time, the other nations would be taught the Bending Arts by other species of animals whom deemed the elite status of the Earth Kingdoms to be a fault of the Badgermoles: The Fire Nation would learn Firebending in the Lost Temples of the Sun from the now-near-extinct Dragons, while the Water Tribes would learn Waterbending from the Spirits Tui and La and the Air Nomads would learn Airbending from the Sky Bisons.

Following centuries of great conflict between the various nations, the Great War erupted, plunging the lands of Gyatso-kai into a one-hundred-year-long war which would claim millions upon millions of lives and forever change the people of the Four Nations. It was under Avatar Roku in 1946.4 that The Great War would come to an end and the Unification of the Nations would occur in which the Four Elemental Nations would come together until a single banner and a single ruler --- The Avatar --- who would begin the seventy-year-long healing The Great War had caused to the people of Gyatso-kai.

Since the Unification, Gyatso-kai has become the region’s fastest growing major economy in terms of annual growth over the last six years. In addition, Gyatso-kai has the region’s largest standing army with the second-largest defence budget to fund a professional military capable of operations both within the region and abroad. After becoming a recognized nuclear weapons state in the 1960’s, Gyatso-kai continued to gain world-wide respect and continues to this day to be a leader in the fields of mathematics, science and sports.