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Sulivannia [WIP]

The Federated United States of Sulivannia (English)
Dei Ferte Federatura Stadem don Sulevani (Trennonian)

Nicknames
SuliThe Land of the Rising Compass
The Land of the WolvesThe Great Old Northern Land
The EightFeldare's CentreSulevani (archaic)



Flag
"Determination, Spirit, Harmony, and Life" (English)
"Caernit, Espera, Piatre, ert Sartenal" (Trennonian)



Coat of Arms
"The Guarding Shield" (English)
"Dui Arhenisent Kieul" (Trennonian)

Motto
"United We Stand" (English)
"Fierton cur Eri holt Sierade" (Trennonian)
Anthem
"Sulevani's Ballad" (English)
"Sulevanien Belhart" (Trennonian)


Map of Sulivannia
see Map(s) of Sulivannia


Capital City
Yorke (4,514,523) [2020 Census]
Largest City
Exeter (17,748,132) [2020 Census]
Official Languages
Trenonnian|English (lingua franca)|Sulevani|Molonnei
Carreinan|Alacernian|Evenault|Maldernian
Fonarue|Pareinnese|Ferensian|Voldeiran|Tremult
Ethnic groups
23.28% Trenonnian|21.13% Sulevanian|11.47% Molonneian
7.33% Carreinan|6.72% Alacernian|3.65% Connaultian
3.12% Evernault|2.88% Maldernian|2.59% Ambrian
2.15% Fonar|1.80% Renmard|1.63% Parenan
1.21% Guendran|1.17% Tremult|1.12% Connolian
1.08% Moer|1.01% Feyun|6.66% Other
Demonyms
Sulivannian|Suli (colloquial)|Sulevani (archaic)

Government
Federal parliamentary republic
President|Evan Vernel (NP)
Prime Minister|Grant Moulder (PD)
Deputy Prime Minister|Josephine Verona (SD)
Legislature
Parliament of Sulivannia
Lower House|House of Representatives
Upper House|Senate

Formation
Unification|18 May 1815
Establishment|21 August 1821
Religions
Trennonism|Aldarism|Cerianism
Population
2020 Census154,046,523
2015 Census149,382,087
Density53.21/km˛
Area
Total2,895,304 km˛ (1,130,978 mi˛)
Water102,494 km˛ (40,037 mi˛)
Water (%)|3.54
Elevation
Highest Point|Mount Sulevani, 4054 m (13301 ft)
Lowest Point|Alharna Depression, -63 m (-207 ft)
GDP (PPP)
Total|$9.069 trillion [2020]
Per capita|$58,873 [2020]
GDP (nominal)
Total|$10.078 trillion [2020]
Per capita|$65,414 [2020]
Currency|Sulivannian dollar ($) (SVD)
HDI|0.934 (very high)
Gini|28.5 (low)
Time zones
Winter|UTC -1, 0, +1
Summer|UTC -1, 0, +1, +2
Driving side|left
Date format|dd/mm/yyyy
ISO 3166|SU
Internet TLD|.su
Calling code|+684
Websitesulivannia.gov.su

Sulivannia (Trenonnian: Sulevani), officially the Federated United States of Sulivannia (Trenonnian: Ferte Federatura Stadem don Sulevani), is a large country situated in the south of the Laredonian landmass. The country has the largest land area in Laredon, at 2,238,304 km˛ (874,337 mi˛), of which 4.58% is lakes and rivers, constituting a water area of 102,493 km˛ (40,037 mi˛). Sulivannia's capital city is Yorke, located in the Sulivannian Capital District, and its largest city is Exeter. Territorially, Sulivannia is composed of 32 mainland states, including the Sulivannian Capital District for administrative reasons, and 4 external territories. The natural environment is composed of numerous mountain ranges, expansive plains, and coniferous and broadleaf forests, all of which are found throughout Sulivannia. The country also contains chaparral scrublands and deserts in the southwest and southeast, as well and coral reefs in the south and external tropical territorial islands. Sulivannia's climate is diverse, spanning temperate, tropical, and montane polar zones, with phenomena such as heatwaves, coldwaves, thunderstorms, cyclones, wildfires, blizzards, tornadoes, floods, droughts, and earthquakes.

The first humans arrived in Sulivannia during the Late Pleistocene, and during the Bronze Age, numerous cultures arose. Dominant states that occupied present-day Sulivannia from the 4th to the 18th centuries were established and fought numerous wars. By the early 19th century, a union of states federated to form Sulivannia in 1821. The union expanded during the mid-to-late 19th century, through alliances and conquest. Sulivannia developed an alliance with Alacernia and Tremonia after two Four Nations' Wars, losing and regaining territory in the process. During the Industrial Revolution, Sulivannia developed rapidly, as an economic power. During the Progressive Era, massive reforms and changes took place prior to the 100th anniversary of Sulivannia. The 20th century resulted in economic growth and advanced infrastructure networks. Globalisation resulted in Sulivannia's increase usage of the English language which continues to the present day.

The population of 212 million is fairly evenly distributed throughout Sulivannia, but with higher population densities in the Tremond Valley and the Molennei Plains in the northeast. The largest city, Exeter, has a metropolitan population of nearly 18 million. 92.14% of Sulivannians live in urban areas - cities and towns with more than 5,000 inhabitants. The top ten populous cities have 66 million residents, or about two-fifths of the Sulivannian population, which include Exeter, Glendale, Newcastle, Concord, Brighton, Yorke, Port Concord, Caleira, Flagstaff, and Thomasburg.

Sulivannia is considered to be a large, highly-developed country, as a bastion of liberal democracy. Sulivannia is also a regional power and is highly influential in this regard, as a founding member of the 32-nation and 1.158 billion-population Feldare Continental Union (FCU) (1958-present), as the region's largest economy and most populous country. As a federated parliamentary republic, the Parliament of Sulivannia is located in Yorke, serves as the federal government, and has two houses - the House of Representatives as the lower house, and the Senate as the upper house. Sulivannia's head of government is the Prime Minister, who is more powerful than the head of state which is the President. Sulivannia is subdivided into 32 states and 4 territories, 748 counties, 2,511 councils, 9,743 districts, and around 40,145 localities. The Sulivannian economy is dominated by service, manufacturing, and agriculture. Sulivannia's major ports are located in Flagstaff, Exeter, Yorke, Thomasburg, Brighton, Caleira, Ambrosia, Port Concord, and Glendale. Sulivannia's economy operates under a capitalist system with strong regulative measures.

Sulivannians generally have a very high standard of living, with strong civil and political rights and personal freedoms. Sulivannia's cities are known to have well-connected road, rail, bus, bike, and pedestrian networks. Moreover, they have a mix of low-density detached houses, medium-density apartments, and high-density condos, as well as numerous parks, and other areas of recreation. Sulivannia is perceived to be demographically diverse, with major ethnic groups as Trenonnians, Sulevanians, Molonneians, Carreinans, Alacernians, Connaultians, Evernaults, Maldernians, Ambrians, and Fonars constituting 84% of Sulivannia's population. Sulivannia has high-quality education, healthcare, infrastructure, and social welfare systems. Sulivannia's art and media have made a major impact on the Feldare Continental Union, especially following Sulivannia's reforms during the Progressive Era, and contains several famed art and media institutions, notably the National Gallery of Sulivannia, in Yorke. Due to its wide ethnic diversities, Sulivannian cuisine is quite varied in scope. Sulivannia's sports include football, basketball, cricket, baseball, ice hockey, motor racing, and tennis. Notable sporting events in the calendar include the Sulivannian Championship Football League Grand Final held in December, the Sulevani National Cup Final held in September, the Sulivannian Basketball League Grand Final series held in June, the Sulivannian Ice Hockey League Final in May, the Sulivannian Twenty20 League Grand Final in August, the Sulivannian Baseball League Final in September, and the SATCARS (Sulivannian Association Touring Car Auto Racing Series) Championship Race in December.


Etymology

The name Sulivannia itself is derived from the word 'Sulveri' meaning 'big snowy mountain' in the Berweildan language, an early form of Trenonnic which was spoken between the 3rd and 6th centuries. The mountain in reference is Mount Sulevani, the highest point in the country. Other notable features include the Sulevani Principality (1435-1746) which covered modern day state of Molonnei, and the Sulevani river, a relatively short river of 131 km, recorded in the 7th century.


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Prehistory and first humans

The first humans arrived in Sulivannia about 114,000 years ago, during the Late Pleistocene and the Last Glacial Period. The first inhabitants arrived from the north, and the earliest civilisations arose 34,000 years ago. The Bronze Age resulted in the formation of organised cultures, and the first states were formed during the 4th century BCE.

Many dominant states

During this period and prior to Sulivannia's formation, notable states such as the Kingdom of Harnmeld (742-1779), the Kingdom of Trennonia (1325-1612), the Principality of Sulveria (1436-1720), the Kingdom of Connolet (1385-1827), the Kingdom of Molonnei (821-1779), and the Kingdom of Rennfelden (1455-1779) ruled in what is now northeastern Sulivannia. In the 18th century, four dominant states emerged - the Republic of Harnmeld, against the Kingdom of Molonnei, the Kingdom of Sulveria (1724-1779), and the Kingdom of Rennfelden, all of which fought in numerous wars. Harmeld lost the Ten Years' War (1768-1779) and was merged with the victorious states, forming the new Kingdom of Sulveria (1779-1806). Following the Sulveri Revolutionary War (1803-1806), pitting federalists against monarchists, the Federal Union of Sulveria (1806-1821) was formed. Immediately after the war, the monarchy was abolished, and King Fonar V (1755-1826) abdicated from the throne.

The new Sulivannian union, territorial expansion, and tensions

The new union acquired nearby states through conquest and allegiance until all states agreed to federate, resulting in Sulivannia's formation on 21 August 1821. Moreover, the growing influence of the Latin script resulted in its adoption by the languages spoken in Sulivannia, over the previously used runic scripts. Thereafter, with a united Sulivannian state, it expanded westwards and southwards. This territory was gained through the diplomacy of allied states wanting to join Sulivannia. Notable states include the Republic of Guendarl (1641-1840), the Republic of the Moere (1423-1851), and the Republic of Feyun (1729-1843). As well as peaceful means, Sulivannia expanded through conquering more unfriendly states, defeating the Kingdom of Connolet (1531-1844), the Republic of Ambrie (1740-1831), the Community of Pareina (851-1865), and the Republic of Evernia (1174-1838), among other smaller states. The aftermath of these wars, starting in the 1840s, was highlighted with ethnic discrimination and scattered tensions, often leading to informal paramilitary violence in occupied areas, often known as 'The Sulivannian Troubles', lasting until the 1900s.

The growing Sulivannian-Alacernian alliance

Sulivannia, along with the Kingdom of Alacernia and Tremonia (1822-1906) fought against the Republic of Cavernia (1844-present) to its northeast and the Republic of Gorgen (1854-1933) to its northwest, in the Four Nations' War (1865-1871). Following the war, Sulivannia ceded one-fifth of its original territory to Cavernia and Gorgen and agreed to a demilitiarisation of the border in the Treaty of Tremond in 1872. Sulivannia and Alacernia fought a second war, called the Second Four Nations' War (1887-1891) against the two countries and regained one-third of the territory lost in the previous instance. As a result of these wars Sulivannia, and Alacernia and Tremonia soon became economic and cultural allies.

The Industrial Revolution and the Progressive Era

Sulivannia's rapid industrialisation in the mid and late-19th century resulted in the rapid expansion of its railway network, along with urbanisation, significant population increases, and international and internal immigration. From the 1880s to the 1920s, a period known as the Progressive Era, massive social, political, and economic reforms took place, such as the eight-hour workday in 1888, acknowledgement and reparations concerning The Sulivannian Troubles starting in 1891, universal suffrage in 1900, direct elections in 1903, welfare in 1907, anti-trust laws starting in 1908, and the freedom of speech from 1921, during the 100th anniversary of Sulivannia.

A modern Sulivannia and globalisation

Thereafter, during the 20th century, Sulivannia underwent significant economic, and technological growth, such as the freeway and highway network, urbanisation, space exploration, high-speed rail, computers, and telecommunications. Under globalisation, the influence of English as a lingua franca slowly spread, resulting in its status as an official language by 1987. The country changed its name to Sulivannia, an anglicisation of the previous name, Sulevani. The name became commonly used, even by non-English speaking inhabitants when referring to the country.


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Notes

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