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Republic of Sartoria
Repubblica di Sartoria (Sartorian)
Rep˙blica de Sartoria (Tedimian)
Sartoria Ripuwlika (Runasimi)

Capital

Messelia

Largest City

Chiavere

National Language

Sartorian

○ Regional Languages

Tedimian

Runasimi

Religion

84.7% Irreligion

15.3% Others

Demonym

Sartorian

Government

Parliamentary Republic

○ President

Fabrizio Pellegrini

○ First Minister

Marco Bonaventura

○ House Speaker

Giulia Zunino

○ Chief Judge

Roberto Soriano

Legislature

Parliament

○ Upper House

Senate

○ Lower House

House of Councillors

Establishment

○ Treaty of Messelia

1768

○ Vasarian Confederation

1874

○ Treaty of Reg¨

1931

○ Treaty of Acceli

1978

○ Reformation

2025

Area

○ Total

4,914,732 km▓

Population

○ 2068 Census

281,344,020

○ Density

57.2/km▓

GDP (nominal)

○ Total (RMUa)

$17.800 trillion

○ Per Capita (RMU)

$63,269

HDI

0.929
very high

Currency

Auro (A$)

Time Zone

UTC-3, -2, +12

Date Format

DD/MM/YYYY

Driving Side

Left

Internet TLD

sr

a. Reference Monetary Unit (OOC: 1 RMU = 1 USD).

Sartoria
From Selenida, the free encyclopedia

Sartoria, officially the Republic of Sartoria (Sartorian: Repubblica di Sartoria) is a country in North Arcadia. Sartoria is located on the Tedimian Peninsula, delimited by the Tedimian Sea to the northeast, Franconia to the south, and the Kalos Mountains to the west. A federal parliamentary republic, Sartoria consists of 19 states and 8 historical cities which cover an area of 4,914,732 km▓, making it the largest country in the world. With over 281 million inhabitants, Sartoria is the most populous country in North Arcadia and the second most populous country in the world.

Sartoria has long been settled by a number of civilisations, most notably the Tedimian Republic in the northwest and the Vasarian Empire in the south and southeast, both during the middle ages. The collapse of Vasaria in the 17th century resulted in the formation of various smaller realms, the two most prominent being Chiavere and Bercolle.

Bercolle initially formed what amounted to a military dictatorship and sought to expand its territory by conquering the Fulvia Islands and invading Tedimia, resulting in the annexation of Avola and the cession of East Avola (present-day Saluccia). Its territory doubled, Bercolle declared itself an empire under the rule of Mario I. Chiavere in turn formed an oligarchic republic dominated by a small number of wealthy families, and focused instead on expanding its trade network with Verale and Tornova to the east, and Laminia and Tedimia to the north. With the advent of the industrial revolution in the mid-18th century, Chiavere merged with nearby Messelia to form a single country called Sartoria.

Sartoria developed a rivalry with Bercolle during the 19th century, as both countries sought dominance over their respective spheres of influence. Following the Laminian War in which Bercolle gained a direct access to the Tedimian Sea, what remained of Laminia voted to join Sartoria via the 1831 Merger Treaty. Sartoria then assisted Tornova in its growing conflict with nearby Sacuria, forming the Vasarian Confederation as a forum to ensure greater coordination when border skirmishes devolved into the First Sacuri War (1877-1883). After its victory against the Sacuri, Sartoria shifted its focus back to Bercolle, who in 1881 had invaded Tedimia and installed a puppet regime there, leading to a cold war between both powers and their respective allies.

In the early 20th century Sartoria again lent its support to Tornova as the Sacuri resurfaced, this time as a terrorist organisation called the Order of White. The resulting Second Sacuri War (1923-1935) led to the collapse of the Tornovese Government, the partial occupation of Chiavere, and the commission of an unprecedented level of human rights violations. Following the Eastern Offensive on the part of the Sartorian Army and the defeat of the Order of White, Sartoria launched the Pulizia (1935-1941), an effort to rid the former Tornova of all remnants of Sacuri Thought. In the following years Sartoria rebuilt itself and experienced an economic boom, owing in part to increasing trade with nearby Septima and Franconia.

In the mid 20th century Bercolle underwent a period of persistent economic crisis, despite all efforts by the Imperial Government to hide the true degree of the crisis, to the point that by 1971 the Laminian Civil War turned increasingly violent and major protests in Avola and North Laminia were dealt with a similarly violent manner. This led to a military uprising that ended over 300 years of imperial rule, while civilian authorities in Avola, North Laminia, and Fulvia declared their independence from Bercolle. Eager to avoid further conflict, the Consiglio Nazionale opened negotiations with the authorities in all three states, agreeing to their independence and to the wishes of Avola and North Laminia to join Sartoria. In 1977 the Consiglio agreed to cede Bertuccia to Sartoria after the former threatened an uprising unless it was granted independence. This further loss of territory led to widespread protests and the collapse of the military government.

In 1978 the Sartorian Army entered Bercolle at the invitation of the Albricci City Council and with only token resistance from the Bercollese Army, which had all but dissolved with the fall of the military government. Once it had taken control of the city, Sartoria signed with the City Council the Treaty of Acceli to incorporate the former country as the states of Bercolle and Saluccia. Over the following years Sartoria would struggle to exert its authority, as imperialist resistance groups waged a low level insurgency that only ended with the passage of the 2003 Heritage Act. Shortly after the incorporation of Bercolle, the states of Prezzia, Tedimia, and Fulvia also requested admission into Sartoria, owing to their already close ties with either it or the former Bercolle.

Sartoria participated in the Great War (2017-2023) on the side of the Central Coalition, but upon the 2023 Nuclear Exchange it withdrew from the conflict and instead formed the Global Peace Council with Mydia, Septima, and Qastari, with whom it invaded the Eastern Sea and forced an end to the war. The ensuing peace negotiations led to the annexation of the Soltane Islands and to the formation of the World Society, of which Sartoria became a founding member. In spite of initially cordial relations with Mydia and Septima, the partnership soon broke down amid disagreements on the treatment on nuclear-affected countries and the formation of the Valentian Alliance (VA), leading to a mixed relationship with its fellow powers as all compete for greater influence in Vesta and in outer space.

Sartoria has the world's largest economy. It has a high-income economy and a very high human development index. Sartoria is a great power and has a significant role in regional and global economic, military, cultural, and diplomatic affairs, being a founding member of the World Society and the Valentian Alliance. One of the world's first industrialised countries, Sartoria has long been a global centre of science and technology, and has been a leading centre for art, music literature, cinema, cuisine, and business.

Contents

  1. Etymology

  2. History (work in progress)

  3. Geography

    1. Climate

    2. Biodiversity

  4. Government and Politics

    1. Government

    2. Constituent Entities

    3. Political Parties

    4. Military and Security

  5. Economy

    1. Aerospace

    2. Tourism

  6. Demographics

    1. Population

    2. Languages

    3. Religion

    4. Education

  7. Culture (work in progress)

    1. Literature

    2. Theatre and Cinema

    3. Visual Arts

    4. Sports

Etymology

The prevailing theory suggests that the name 'Sartoria' comes from Il Canto del Giaguaro, an epic poem written by Matteo Lagorio in 1248, during the heyday of the Vasarian Empire. The Canto tells an epic version of the Ilenian War (529 - 518 BCE) wherein the hero Sauro defeats the invading armies who seek to conquer Ilenia and, in the process, gains the power to turn into an immortal jaguar hailing from the then-unknown lands of the Tafani Rainforest.

While there is no evidence to support the idea that a Sauro was an actual historical figure, the area comprising present-day Chiavere, Verale, and Messelia adopted an identity as the land protected by Sauro. A Vasarian imperial decree from 1504 referred to the area as "the land known in common parlance as sartoria". The use of this name to refer to this area gained prominence after the collapse of Vasaria, as both Chiavere and Messelia kept close ties and regarded themselves as a single people protected by Sauro.

When Chiavere and Messelia opted to form a single country in 1768, an impasse on the name to be used for the new country was overcome when "Sartoria" was suggested as a compromise name. This name has been preserved over the centuries, initially under the principality and, following the ratification of the 2025 Constitution, under the republic.

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Geography

Sartoria is located in the south of North Arcadia, occupying the entirety of the Tedimian Peninsula and sharing land borders with V07, V12, and V13, as well as maritime borders with Franconia and Mydia. It has a total area of 4,852,228 km▓, 98.6% of which is located within its mainland states, making it the largest country in the world. Sartoria also controls Fulvia and Soltane, two archipelagos that comprise the remaining 1.4% of the country's land area.

Climate

The climate of Sartoria can be divided into three major regions:

  • Coastal: The coastal region covers the southern and southeastern coastline of Sartoria, spanning 1,784,718 km▓ or 36.3% of the country's total area. This region is relatively flat and can be subdivided into two climate zones: rainforest and monsoon. The rainforest zone, also called the Tafani Rainforest, has year-long heavy rainfall and high temperatures averaging 25║C. The monsoon zone is known for its heavy wet season and warm dry season, with an average temperature of 18║C.

  • Inland: The inland region covers the central plain region of Sartoria, mainly the states of Messelia, Laminia Sud, Dalessia, Bercolle, and Saluccia, spanning 1,398,792 km▓ or 28.5% of the country's total area. This region, also known as the Old Plain, has clearly defined wet and dry seasons, with the latter being particularly harsh at times. In spite of its occasional harsh weather, the Old Plain is often described as the heartland of Sartoria due to its vast farming potential.

  • Northern: The northern region covers the northern area of Sartoria, mainly the states of Giarone, Bertuccia, Avola, and Prezzia, spanning 1,464,967 km▓ or 29.8% of the country's total area. This region is rugged and slightly mountainous and can be subdivided into two climate zones: steppe and desert. The steppe zone has hot summers and relatively cool winters, with minimal precipitation. The desert zone, also called the Lucia Desert, has almost no precipitation year-round and has temperatures as low as 30║C and as high as 50║C in the summer, making it a particularly hostile terrain. Known for its mixture of rugged terrain on its mountainous western side, and flat but rocky terrain on its eastern side, Lucia Desert is a common destination for desert racing and rock climbing, as well as for astronomical observations.

In addition to the three major regions, Sartoria has two minor regions. The mediterranean region, so called due to Meditero people whose name in turn inspire the name Tedimia, covers a mere 4.7% of the country's total area and is known for its rugged terrain with dry summers and cool winters, making it particularly appealing as a resort destination. The continental region, which covers 0.7% of the country's total area, has hot summers and cold winters, exacerbated by its location within the Kalos Mountains, with winters routinely reaching temperatures below zero and even registering snow in higher altitude areas, the only region within Sartoria to have such weather phenomena.

Biodiversity

Sartoria has high levels of biodiversity across its territory, a significant portion of it protected within the 31 national reserves that have been declared since the passage of the 1836 National Reserves Act and the 1964 Ecological Protection Act.

Tafani Rainforest, whose area in excess of 500,000 km▓ makes it the fourth largest rainforest in the world, is widely regarded as the most biodiverse region within Sartoria. Scientists estimate that over a million plant and animal species can be found within the rainforest, with more being discovered every year. The most prominent animal species in Tafani include jaguars, pumas, sloths, opossums, and a variety of primate species, in addition to countless of invertebrates. While deforestation and urbanisation are issues of concern, there have been concerted efforts by the federal and relevant state governments over the years to ensure that the forest's biodiversity is protected. In 1939 a large expanse of the forest was declared the Tafani National Reserve and therefore off-limits to environmentally unfriendly economic activity. In 1987 a wider area spanning large swaths of the states of Tavoletro, Finia, and Fora were declared part of the Tafani Ecological Protection Zone, an area that is subject to more stringent environmental policies and restrictions.

The Old Plain, whose area comprises nearly 30% of the country's territory, has a diverse flora and fauna, albeit not to the degree of Tafani. As a tropical savanna the Old Plain has mostly grasses and shrubs in the way of flora, with some gallery forests in between. The fauna in the region features deers, tapirs, capybaras, armadillos, rabbits, and jaguars, among others. Over the years the Old Plain has experienced high levels of urbanisation as both Sartoria and Bercolle expanded settlements towards what is now called the 'northbound frontier' after their respective annexations of Laminia, which has affected the natural habitat of several species. In response to concerns raised by state governments and activists the federal government established a number of reserves in the area, the two largest being the Marian Plains National Reserve in Saluccia and the Laurio National Reserve in Dalessia.

The Lucia Desert spans an area of roughly 680,000 km▓ and, while its biodiversity is more limited than that of the southern regions, it still coasts a wide variety of animal species, most prominently foxes, lizards, snakes, and arthropods. The harsh conditions of Lucia make it less prone to urbanisation and habitat endangerment, but the region has still been subject to conservation efforts and is home to the Lucia National Reserve, the largest such area within Sartoria.

Government and Politics

Government

Sartoria is a federal parliamentary republic with a multiple parties that compete under a closed list proportional system. Per the 2025 Constitution the federal government has certain powers reserved to it, with all other powers ordinarily retained by state governments.

President

Casa Baglio is the official residence and workplace of the President of Sartoria.

The President of Sartoria is elected for a term of seven years by the National Council, a body of delegates appointed by each state for this express purpose, from among the members of the Senate. The president personifies the nation, commands the military, conducts diplomacy, grants pardons, signs bills into law, and appoints and dismisses the government on the advice of the House of Councillors. It is a matter of tradition that the president does not generally comment on partisan matters, instead working to promote national unity and offer advice only on matters of state. The president may be removed from office upon impeachment by the House of Councillors and conviction in the Senate, or upon a treason conviction upheld by the Supreme Court. If the office becomes vacant or the president is incapacitated, the Speaker of the Senate assumes as Acting President until another president is elected or the president is again able to discharge the duties of their office.

The current president is Fabrizio Pellegrini, who was elected in 2074.

Legislative

The Sartorian Parliament consists of a Senate and a House of Councillors. The Senate consists of 186 senators appointed by their respective state and historical city governments to provide an expert and apolitical level of review to legislation. Senators must be citizens aged at least 40 who are distinguished in their field of work, and who are appointed to serve for a single term of 12 years or until the end of the year in which they reach the age of 70, whichever comes first. The House consists of 529 councillors elected every three years by the people of their respective states and historical cities under a closed list proportional system following the D'Hondt Method. Councillors must be citizens aged at least 25 and may serve a maximum of five terms consecutively, after which they must wait at least one term before being eligible for election again, but they may not be elected after they have reached the age of 70.

The current legislature is the 103rd Sartorian Parliament, elected following the 2074 House Election.

Executive

The Privy Council consists of the First Minister and the Ministers of State, all whom are appointed by the President to discharge the functions of government. The First Minister is appointed on the advice of the House of Councillors and is generally a councillor with broad appeal among the majority coalition, while the Ministers of State are appointed on the advice of the First Minister. Per the 2025 Constitution the President may only appoint councillors or senators to the Privy Council, though no senators have been appointed since 2035, given how they are not directly accountable to voters. Ministers of State are liable to votes of no confidence from the House of Councillors, but the First Minister can only be removed if the House advices the President on a new designee, a measure called a constructive vote of no confidence.

The current First Minister is Marco Bonaventura, who was appointed to a second term by then-President Silvia LeggiŔri following the 2074 House Election.

Office

Name

Party

Term

First Minister

Marco Bonaventura

PNS

2071 -

Leader of the House

Monica Ardovini

PNS

2074 -

Minister of Finance

Vincenzo Bova

PS

2071 -

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Maurizio Croce

PPN

2071 -

Minister of Defence

Alessio Albano

PNS

2074 -

Minister of Interior Governance

Giacomo Bellini

PNS

2071 -

Minister of Agriculture and Sustainable Industry

Viola Nicodemo

PS

2074 -

Minister of Infrastructure

Dafne Rizzo

PPN

2074 -

Minister of Energy and Natural Resources

Adolfo Dinapoli

PS

2073 -

Minister of Education, Research, and Innovation

Rosalba Favero

PS

2072 -

Minister of Labour

Vittoria Breda

PNS

2074 -

Minister of Health and Welfare

Danilo Minardi

PNS

2073 -

Minister of Trade Policy and Business Development

Fabiana Traverso

PPN

2072 -

Minister of Justice and Human Rights

Natalia Armati

PPN

2074 -

Minister of Scientific Research and Development

Roberto Passerini

PNS

2071 -

Judiciary

The Supreme Court is the highest court in Sartoria, followed by the Superior Courts, and the Ordinary Courts, each consisting of judges selected by the Judicial Academy. Judges must be citizens aged at least 25 with a degree in law selected for a term of five years subject to review and renewal by the Judicial Academy, but they may not be selected for further terms after they have reached the age of 70. Per the 2025 Judicial Career Act the selection process for a ordinary and superior judges must consider prior experience; for example, a citizen may only be selected for an Ordinary Court if they have completed their legal education, and in turn may only be selected for a Superior Court if they served a number of years in an Ordinary Court. The Supreme Court is particular in that its seven members are each selected for a term of five years, twice renewable, by the each of the Judicial Councils that are composed of the superior and ordinary judges within their geographic scope; this is meant to ensure that the Supreme Court adequately represents the diversity of jurisprudence in Sartoria.

The current Chief Judge of the Supreme Court is Roberto Soriano, who was appointed to the Supreme Court by the 4th Judicial Council in 2066 and was elected Chief Judge in 2071.

Seat

Name

Birth Date

Birth Place

Start Date (Age)

Max. End Date (Age)

1

Gianluca Bianchi

21 Mar 2004

Rischia, Chiavere

01 Jul 2060 (56)

01 Jul 2075 (71)

2

Giordano Traversi

27 Jul 2011

Porto Verale, Verale

01 Jul 2061 (49)

01 Jul 2076 (64)

3

Aurelia Varano

24 Feb 2018

Listia, Laminia Nord

01 Jul 2065 (47)

01 Jul 2080 (62)

4

Roberto Soriano

19 Sep 2015

Reg¨, Tornova

01 Jul 2066 (50)

01 Jul 2081 (65)

5

Alba Siena

10 Jun 2018

Elisia, Prezzia

01 Jul 2060 (42)

01 Jul 2075 (57)

6

Orlando Carbone

24 Mar 2011

Albricci, Bercolle

01 Jul 2071 (60)

01 Jul 2086 (75)

7

Emanuela Qispi

23 Oct 2026

Yuraq Llaqta, Soltane

01 Jul 2070 (43)

01 Jul 2085 (58)

Constituent Entities

Sartoria is a federal republic consisting of 19 states and 8 historical cities. Both states and historical cities have plenary powers to conduct their affairs as they see fit, though only states are considered sovereign entities under the constitution, whereas historical cities merely have "qualified autonomy".

Each state has its own constitution and has the power to form its government as it sees fit, though all states have a organised themselves as either presidential or parliamentary republics. With few exceptions, states that were formerly aligned with pre-unification Sartoria have parliamentary governments, while states that were aligned with pre-unification Bercolle have presidential governments. States generally have plenary powers to conduct their affairs in all local matters, but the federal government does have the power to set standard rules on issues such as law enforcement and education, which would otherwise fall under state powers.

While historical cities have powers similar to those of states and enjoy privileges such as having their own representatives in the federal legislature, they are not sovereign entities and they remain under the jurisdiction of their respective states. The designation of historical cities is done with the support of two thirds of both houses of Parliament, as mandated by the Constitution, and is meant to provide official recognition to the special historical and sociopolitical status of certain cities within Sartoria.

With the passage of the 2025 Census Act, Sartoria was also divided into seven regions for statistical purposes. These regions have no legal authority of their own, but they do reflect the historical and socioeconomic differences among the various states:

  • Sartoria I: referring to the states that comprised Sartoria prior to the 1931 Treaty of Reg¨.

  • Sartoria II: referring to the states that comprised the former Tornova and Sacuria, which were incorporated into Sartoria following the Second Sacuri War.

  • Bercolle I: referring to the states that comprised the former Bercolle, except for Fulvia.

  • Bercolle II: referring to the states that comprised the former Tedimia and Suderia, whose governments were aligned with Bercolle.

  • Fulvia: referring to the Fulvian Islands, which had a distinct national identity despite being part of the former Bercolle.

  • Prezzia: referring to Prezzia, which was a member of the Vasarian Confederation but retained a distinct national identity due to its geographical separation from both Sartoria and Bercolle.

  • Soltane: referring to the Soltane Islands, which were annexed by Sartoria following the Great War.

The following table lists out the states and historical cities of Sartoria, with the following considerations:

  • The date of admission of a state reflects the date in which each state was admitted as such, even if the state itself was already under the jurisdiction of Sartoria under a different legal form.

  • The date of admission of a historical city reflects the date in which the city was designated as such. In the case of the existing historical cities, that is the date when the Historical Cities Act was signed into law.

  • The gross domestic product and population of each state include any historical city within its jurisdiction.

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Name

Region

Capital

Type

Admission

Area (km▓)

GDP (RMU)

Population

1

Chiavere

Sartoria I

Chiavere

State

18 Aug 1768

267,195

$2.86 trillion

42,203,076

2

Verale

Sartoria I

Porto Verale

State

18 Aug 1768

142,310

$1.32 trillion

20,207,283

3

Messelia

Sartoria I

Messelia

State

18 Aug 1768

326,220

$1.78 trillion

24,530,183

4

Laminia Sud

Sartoria I

Trivano

State

25 Apr 1831

204,862

$984.55 billion

13,724,823

5

Tornova

Sartoria II

Reg¨

State

12 Sep 1931

198,294

$1.78 trillion

17,147,517

6

Dalessia

Sartoria II

Ferri

State

03 Mar 1934

327,384

$557.02 billion

15,175,281

7

Fora

Sartoria II

Abelli

State

23 Jan 1936

258,365

$143.61 billion

5,670,627

8

Finia

Sartoria II

Lippinia

State

12 Jul 1936

310,581

$186.63 billion

6,631,694

9

Tavoletro

Sartoria II

Terento

State

02 May 1937

324,390

$124.91 billion

5,337,631

10

Giarone

Bercolle II

CittÓ Gialla

State

25 Feb 1973

481,702

$1.59 trillion

19,565,132

11

Laminia Nord

Bercolle II

Porto Nord

State

06 Mar 1974

142,251

$568.7 billion

9,648,592

12

Avola

Bercolle I

CittÓ Vestria

State

26 May 1974

361,251

$591.51 billion

16,437,235

13

Bertuccia

Bercolle I

Suderia

State

09 Jun 1977

252,136

$1.64 trillion

14,631,082

14

Bercolle

Bercolle I

Albricci

State

07 Nov 1978

561,299

$1.79 trillion

30,529,655

15

Saluccia

Bercolle I

Laria

State

07 Nov 1978

314,892

$350.36 billion

15,179,156

16

Prezzia

Prezzia

Piccostia

State

13 Jan 1979

233,495

$815.03 billion

8,162,703

17

Tedimia

Bercolle II

Tedimia

State

01 Mar 1979

140,127

$593.5 billion

6,374,542

18

Fulvia

Fulvia

Porto Ovest

State

22 Apr 1979

38,899

$61.74 billion

6,603,737

19

Soltane

Soltane

Intillaqta

State

24 May 2024

29,077

$57.24 billion

3,584,071

20

Chiavere

Sartoria I

-

Historical City

02 Mar 2025

480

$684.91 billion

4,024,823

21

Porto Verale

Sartoria I

-

Historical City

02 Mar 2025

1,251

$455.31 billion

1,265,905

22

Messelia

Sartoria I

-

Historical City

02 Mar 2025

322

$178.18 billion

2,599,046

23

Reg¨

Sartoria II

-

Historical City

02 Mar 2025

186

$405.66 billion

1,482,832

24

CittÓ Gialla

Bercolle II

-

Historical City

02 Mar 2025

1,449

$441.81 billion

2,001,337

25

Suderia

Bercolle I

-

Historical City

02 Mar 2025

307

$589.73 billion

2,617,003

26

Albricci

Bercolle I

-

Historical City

02 Mar 2025

1,061

$390.81 billion

4,511,642

27

Tedimia

Bercolle II

-

Historical City

02 Mar 2025

418

$70.02 billion

545,157

Political Parties

Composition of the House after the 2074 Election:

Government:
National Alliance (191)
Sustainability Party (87)

Opposition:
Social Alliance (185)
Solidarity Alliance (59)
Green Movement (7)

Sartoria operates under a coalition system, where political parties form alliances with each other on the basis of ideological agreement to have a chance at obtaining a parliamentary majority. A particularity of this version of the system is that parties operate only in those states where they have a historical background, relying on their alliance partners for electoral results in other states where they themselves lack a presence. The practice of geographic distribution began with the 1936 Senate Election, when the 'Social Progress Party' and the 'Alliance for Sustainable Development' agreed not to field candidates against each other in exchange for forming a governing coalition. This ad hoc agreement continued in successive elections, first when the 'Youth Movement' joined this alliance in 1975, and then when the 'Merchant Rights Association' formed its own alliance with 'Forward' in 1978.

The passage of the 2003 Heritage Act brought forth a period of political realignment called the Sweet Peace, which lasted from 2003 to 2024; during this period all existing parties weakened considerably and for all intents and purposes collapsed, as governments relied on broad support and an overall low level of partisan animosity. This period came to an end with the end of the Great War, as disagreements over the handling of the post-war world order and the way in which the Reformation Act should be implemented led to the reestablishment of political parties, at first the Social Party and the National Party, each of which then established sister parties in areas where they did not intend to directly contest elections.

In the present day Sartoria is dominated at the federal level by four party alliances.

  • Social Alliance: Formed in 2025 to consolidate the main social democratic parties. It is an exclusive alliance, which means that member parties have agreed not to field candidates against each other nor to form coalitions on their own.

  • National Alliance: Formed in 2025 to consolidate the main liberal and unionist parties, while also advocating for greater defence spending and a more assertive foreign policy. It is an exclusive alliance.

  • Green Alliance: Formed in 2036 to consolidate the main green parties. It is an inclusive alliance, which means that member parties can field candidates against each other and form coalitions with other parties, provided that the alliance remains united on issues of common interest as defined in the coalition manifesto.

  • Solidarity Alliance: Formed in 2041 to consolidate various democratic socialist parties, while also advocating for greater recognition for the various national identities within Sartoria. It is an inclusive alliance, though member parties tend to avoid forming coalitions on their own and instead tend to be confidence and supply partners of the Social Alliance.

In addition to the four party alliances, there are also unaligned parties that are recognised as minor national parties -that is, they have obtained more than 1 million votes in the most recent election but did not obtain any seats in the House of Councillors-, as well as numerous regional and state parties who have little influence in national politics.

Alliance

Party Name

Initials

Founded

Leader

Seats

Social

Social Party of Sartoria

PSS

1765

Silvio Aggio

143 out of 529

Social

Yellow Party

PG

1971

Emilia D'Onofrio

40 out of 529

Social

People's Party

RP

2019

Cristoforo Atauchi

2 out of 529

National

National Party of Sartoria

PNS

1784

Lorenzo Caruso

100 out of 529

National

National Heritage Party

PPN

1981

Ippolito Baggio

91 out of 529

Green

Sustainability Party

PS

1935

Elisa Guerriero

87 out of 529

Green

Green Movement

MV

2024

Luciano Bove

7 out of 529

Solidarity

Sartorian Workers Party

PLS

1893

Alma Faraldo

41 out of 529

Solidarity

Fulvian National Party

PNF

1972

Elda Ughi

4 out of 529

Solidarity

Five Suns Party

PIP

2025

Illari Qispi

3 out of 529

Solidarity

United Laminia

LU

1954

Francesa Orsini

11 out of 529

Unaligned

National Unity Front

FUN

1983

Gianluigi Rovigatti

0 out of 529

Unaligned

Restoration Party

PR

1978

Benigno Rustici

0 out of 529

Unaligned

Together

I

2018

Viola Garfagnini

0 out of 529

Military and Security

NMS Claudia Ostellari in ESUN 2073.

Sartoria has one the largest and most technologically advanced militaries in the world. The Sartorian Armed Forces, composed of the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force, are under the civilian control and oversight of the President; this power is in practice exercised by the First Minister through the Minister of Defence and the High Command of the Armed Forces. The military is supported by a budget that totaled $434 billion in 2073, roughly 2.4% of the GDP, in addition to the budget of the Ministry of Defence itself as an agency of the executive branch.

In 2073 the military reported a strength of 1.5 million personnel on active duty and 5.4 personnel on reserve, in addition to the thousands of civilian personnel and contractors that play a supporting role in military operations and maintenance. Since 1978 military service has been voluntary, but citizens aged 18 to 26 are required to render up to 2 years of national service by virtue of the 1985 National Service Act, subject to deferrals for family, study, and health reasons. The military, particularly the Army and the Navy, is one of the most sought after options within the National Service, owing to the clear career path and numerous benefits that it offers. Prior to the signing of the Treaty of Acceli (1978), military service was mandatory for a period of 12 months in Sartoria and 18 months in Bercolle.

Sartoria has an active role in the VA Military Council and is a leading promoter and participant in the Unity Exercise (ESUN), a military exercise held annually since 2027 where nations are invited to strengthen their military skills in a cooperative manner. ESUN is hosted and administered by Sartoria's Central Command, who issues invitations to SEA member militaries and the militaries of other major powers, such as Mydia and Septima. With its land, sea, and air components, ESUN is one of the largest and most comprehensive military exercises in the world.

Sartoria possessed roughly 150 nuclear weapons as part of its nuclear deterrent until the early 21st century. In the aftermath of the Great War, and pursuant to the Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty, Sartoria disassembled all its nuclear weapons and forsook future production, though it has officially reserved the right to resume production in the event that a hostile power does the same.

While the Sartorian Armed Forces only have three branches, there are three additional agencies that are closely affiliated with the military but fall under the jurisdiction of institutions other than the Ministry of Defence:

  • Security Service: Founded in 1874 as the Royal Security Service, the Security Service (SDS) is the national intelligence agency of Sartoria, falling directly under the jurisdiction of the First Minister. Its roughly 39,000 intelligence officers handle internal security, counterintelligence, cybersecurity, and clandestine operations.

  • Space Service: Founded in 1964 as the Technical Corps of the Space Research Institute, the Space Service has roughly 73,000 personnel supporting space-related missions for both civilian and military purposes under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Scientific Research and Development. Pursuant to the Treaty of Tedimia the Space Service is formally a civilian agency, though it has a close working relationship with the military.

  • Carabinieri: Founded in 1751, the Carabinieri are the national law enforcement agency of Sartoria, falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Interior Government. Its roughly 800,000 officers and additional civilian support staff perform a variety of functions in addition to regular law enforcement, including serving as a border patrol, a coast guard, and as support for state-level law enforcement agencies.

Name

Type

Founded

Head

2074 Budget (RMU)

Active Personnel

Reserve Personnel

Army

Military

1768

Gen. Rinaldo Motta

$131.76 billion

518,120

2,572,274

Navy

Military

1768

Adm. Cristina Traversi

$153.04 billion

592,165

1,702,023

Air Force

Military

1924

Gen. Vittoria Roncalli

$148.81 billion

400,533

1,130,322

Security Service

Civilian

1874

Dir. Matteo Perconti

$60.16 billion

38,496

-

Space Service

Civilian

1964

Dir. Giuseppe Labriola

$147.56 billion

73,149

-

Carabinieri

Civilian

1751

Dir. Francesa Palmieri

$65.33 billion

796,204

-

Economy

Sartoria is the world's largest economy with a GDP of approximately $17.8 trillion. Sartoria has an advanced social market economy, ranking relatively high in economic freedom and experiencing relatively low levels of economic inequality, though there are marked differences between the various states, even decades after unification. The Borsa Meridionale (also known as BOMECO) and the Borsa Mariana, based on Chiavere and Albricci respectively, are two of the largest stock exchanges in the world by market capitalisation, listing over 2,000 companies with a combined market capitalisation of nearly $18 trillion (RMU).

Chiavere is the financial centre of Sartoria.

The advent of the industrial revolution in the 18th century transformed Sartoria's economy from one focused on agriculture, forestry, and mineral resource extraction to an industrial one. In recent decades the service and digital revolution has similarly transformed Sartoria's economy by leading to a greater emphasis in the services sector, even if the primary and industrial sectors remain important components of the national economy. Today Sartoria is a leading producer in rocketry and aerospace infrastructure, information technology, and pharmaceuticals, as well as a hub for financial services and tourism due to its vast and diverse territory.

Chiavere is the country's financial capital. The city has a GDP of $685 billion and its financial district houses the headquarters or regional offices for several national and international companies and firms. Other financially significant cities are Albricci, Messelia, CittÓ Gialla, and Reg¨, all of which serve as the financial capitals of their respective regions.

Aerospace

Sartoria is a major aerospace provider via the state-run Space Service and various private spaceflight companies. In 2074 Sartoria spent $147.56 billion on the Space Service, its major projects being the Home One Station and Apollo City, the world's first permanently manned base on another celestial body, as well as the launch and operations several unmanned probes and rovers that have been sent to other planets, moons, and asteroids throughout the Selenid System. Some projects, including Home One and Apollo City, are operated in the context of the Valentian Space Agency or in collaboration with the Aerospace Community.

In addition to its state-run initiatives, Sartoria is home to two private spaceflight companies that provide cargo delivery and manned spaceflight services to a variety of national and foreign clients:

  • Stellare: Founded in 2039 by Luciana Argentero, Stellare provides cargo delivery and manned spaceflights with vertical take-off, vertical landing reusable rockets. Stellare has long been regarded as a reliable service provider, and was an early private sector partner in providing cargo to Home One.

  • Frontiere: Founded in 2051 by Antonio Mantero, Frontiere has distinguished itself as a cargo delivery and manned spaceflight provider, as well as for its innovations in spaceplane technology. Frontiere is a major partner in both Home One and Apollo City, and operates Aspide Station, a small privately owned station in Low Vesta Orbit.

Tourism

Sartoria is a major tourist destination with a total of 64.8 million international arrivals in 2074, and the tourism sector contributes 11.24% of the GDP, amounting to $2 trillion.

Sartoria regularly runs campaigns to promote itself as a tourist destination, highlighting its history, culture, cuisine, and natural resources. The traditional tourist allure in Sartoria have been its southern beaches, particularly along the Chiavian coast, particularly during the summer months of June to September, before the start of the cyclone season. In recent decades Sartoria has dedicated significant efforts to promote other destinations and types of tourism with considerable degrees of success. In addition to the historically popular beach tourism, Sartoria has seen a marked increment in the following forms of tourism:

  • Ecotourism to the Tafani Rainforest and its surrounding areas, particularly following efforts in decent decades to preserve the biodiversity of the forest and protect any uncontacted peoples living within it.

  • Adventure tourism, particularly in the Lucia Desert and the mediterranean region, where several companies offer trekking, desert racing, and rock climbing, among other services.

  • Cultural and gastronomic tourism throughout the country, particularly in the states within Bercolle I and Bercolle II.

  • Leisure and luxury tourism in the mediterranean and southern regions, which have several beach resorts, in the Tafani coast, which offers luxury cruises, and in the Old Plain region of Saluccia, which has the country's largest amusement park and resort complex.

Demographics

Population

Sartoria is the most populous country in the world with a population of 281 million according to the 2068 Census carried out by the National Information and Statistics Office (UNIS), with projections of reaching 304 million by the next decennial census. Its population density stands at 57 inhabitants per squared kilometre or 92 inhabitants per squared mile. The overall life expectancy in Sartoria at birth is 85.36 years (82.94 years for males and 87.77 years for females), with somewhat lower figures in the Sartoria II and Bercolle II regions.

Largest Cities in Sartoria
National Information and Statistics Office (2068 Census)

Rank

Name

State

Population


Albricci

1

Albricci

Bercolle

4,511,642


Chiavere

2

Chiavere

Chiavere

4,024,823

3

Suderia

Bertuccia

2,617,003

4

Messelia

Messelia

2,599,046

5

GittÓ Gialla

Giarone

2,001,337

6

Rischia

Chiavere

1,976,258

7

Reg¨

Tornova

1,482,832

8

Porto Verale

Verale

1,265,905

9

Trivano

Laminia Sud

725,324

10

Tedimia

Tedimia

545,157

Languages

Sartorian is the predominant spoken language in Sartoria, being the first language of 90.3% of all citizens and the working language of the federal government and of all state governments, though none have declared it official. Sartorian has two distinct varieties. Standard Sartorian is the variety spoken in Sartoria I and Sartoria II; it has roughly 176 million native speakers. Northern Sartorian is the variety spoken in Bercolle I, Bercolle II, Fulvia, and Prezzia; it has roughly 78 million speakers. While Standard Sartorian is the variety used for most official purposes by the federal government, both varieties are mutually intelligible and are equally valid for most purposes.

There are also two regional languages that are spoken by significant proportions of the populations of certain states:

  • Tedimian is the language that was used in the Tedimian Republic. It is spoken natively by a slight majority of the population in Giarone and Tedimia and as such it is one of the two working languages of both state governments alongside Sartorian.

  • Rumasimi is the native language of the Soltane Islands. It is spoken natively by 78.4% of the population in Soltane, even as a majority of the population do speak Sartorian, and as such it is one of the two working languages used by the state government alongside Sartorian.

In addition to the major and regional languages recognised by the federal government, there are multiple minor languages spoken in Prezzia, Fulvia, and in the Tafani Rainforest. These minor languages are recognised by both federal and state governments and receive support and are subject to preservation and documentation efforts.

Language

Native Speakers

Areas Predominant

Language Academy

Standard Sartorian

176,078,910

Sartoria I, Sartoria II

Sartorian Language Academy

Northern Sartorian

78,004,627

Bercolle I, Bercolle II, Fulvia, Prezzia

Albricci Cultural Society

Tedimian

13,354,739

Giarone, Tedimia

Tedimian Heritage Institute

Runasimi

2,809,655

Soltane

Runasimi Language Academy

Others

11,096,089

-

-

Religion

Religions in Sartoria (2068 Census)

Religion

Adherents

Irreligion

84.73%

Naturism

3.98%

Theism

2.94%

Misterity

2.09%

Fiduism

0.32%

Others

5.94%

Sartoria has a diverse religious tradition, but over the past century it has become an overwhelmingly irreligious country due to a number of historical factors and particularities despite legal guarantees for the freedom of belief. Per the 2068 Census 84.7% of the population claim no belief in a deity, with the remainder split between Fiduism, Misterity, and Naturism, among others.

Historians attribute the overall lack of religious belief to two major movements. In the west and northwest Bercolle made an effort to stamp out religion within its territory and that of its satellites in favour of fervent nationalism and militarism. This effort was mostly successful as organised religion disappeared in the regions of Bercolle I and Bercolle II even if belief in Misterity -the traditional religion of Tedimia- endured as an unorganised faith. In the east and southeast Fiduism became the major and semi-official state religion, particularly in Tornova. The advent of the First Sacuri War dealt a significant blow to Fiduism in Sartoria, as it came to be associated with the brutal practices of the Sacuri, but it endured in Tornova where religious belief was strongest. The Pulizia dealt a major blow to religion as Sacuri Thought was proscribed and Fiduism was irretrievably associated with the brutality and chaos of the Second Sacuri War, leading to a period of anti-Fiduism and anti-religion that eventually transitioned to a generalised lack of trust in faith-based organisations.

The following are the major current and historical religions in Sartoria:

  • Fiduism: Founded in Reg¨, Tornova in 387 by Marcella Tosell, Fiduism (derived from the Sartorian fiducia, meaning trust) teaches that humanity has been entrusted by the creator Lateria to care for the world. Fiduism derives its teachings from the Five Scrolls of Lateria, writings commonly thought to have been written by Tosell and her disciples.

  • Misterity: Founded in Chieti, Bertuccia in 1464 by Mario Bentano, Misterity proposes that the world is the resting place of creatures of unknowable nature and that humanity is ultimately helpless should they awaken. Misterity is summarised in the Book of the Void, a book written by Bentano to explain the origins of the world and to describe the creatures that rest in it.

  • Naturism: Founded in Ponte Silvano, Tornova in 1963 by Laura Ventresca as a less tainted successor to Fiduism, Naturism does not preach the existence of a deity but rather proposes that whether there is a creator or not, humanity is the steward of the world and must preserve its diversity. Ventresca's teachings are summarised in the Green Book.

  • Sacuri Thought: Founded in Lostia, Tavoletro in 1871 by Luca Baldacci as an offshoot of Fiduism. Baldacci taught that there was a Sixth Scroll of Lateria that told of a trickster called Sacuro who had tried to introduce join and free will to the world before being bound and put to an eternal sleep by Lateria. Baldacci soon lost control as several of his disciples interpreted the Sixth Scroll to mean that society should be destroyed and recreated in a chaotic image; these disciples, called the Verenti (derived from the Sartorian veri credenti, meaning true believers), founded Sacuria and waged war on Tornova and Sartoria. Sacuri Thought was declared a terrorist ideology and proscribed in 1935, after the defeat of the Order of White.

Education

Education is primarily the responsibility of state governments, though the federal government does exercise an oversight and regulatory role through the Ministry of Education, Research, and Innovation. Owing to Sartoria's location north of the equator, the academic year runs from August to May, with a mandatory two-week break between December and January. Following the 1967 Education Reform Act the school system is divided into four levels: primary school, secondary school, preparatory school, and tertiary education. The state guarantees tuition-free education at all levels, though there are also private institutions that in some cases offer more specialised education.

It is mandatory to attend primary, secondary, and preparatory school. The length of these levels are six, three, and two years, respectively. Students at the end of their secondary education must apply for either the academic or the vocational track of preparatory school, which will dictate the nature of the courses that they will receive in their last two years of mandatory education, even as there is a core group of courses that is common for both tracks. Tertiary education is voluntary and consists of an academic and vocational track: those who seek an academic career may apply to a five-year undergraduate degree at a university, while those seeking a technical career may apply to a three-year technical degree at an institute. In both cases students must secure certain scores in their final examinations from preparatory school in order to secure entry into tertiary education.

The most prestigious university in Sartoria is the University of Verale, founded by several wealthy merchant families in 1654, while the most prestigious institute is the Imperial School of Science, founded by Emperor Mario I in 1639.

National Service

In addition to the three compulsory levels of education and the optional tertiary education, citizens aged 18 to 26 are required to render up to 2 years of national service. The nature of the service to be rendered is up to each citizen depending on the options available to them based on their preparatory school exam results and the level of demand for each option. While service is mandatory, the following exceptions apply:

  • Service may be deferred or lifted altogether for those who are their family's sole sustenance, for those who for reasons of health cannot render meaningful service, or for whose who are undertaking their tertiary education. Those who have deferred their service will have to render it once the cause for deferral has been overcome, even if they are beyond the age of service.

  • Activities that would be otherwise considered valid service may be counted towards the required service quota; such activities include voluntary military service, participation in the Rural Medical Corps, and studies in the Judicial Academy and the Foreign Service Academy.

The national service has proven popular through the years, having an average approval of 78.4% since the question was first asked in 1985 according to studies by the University of Verale. Lorenzo Saviane, the primary author of the 1985 National Service Act, stated at the time that the goal of it was to "instill a sense of common responsibility and purpose within society".

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