"Death and Destiny"
Uvoan, a nation rising up from the ashes of the Grand Rebellion, with its primary seat of power in Voraon, is a small but blooming nation. Located in the great plains of Noarve Scortia, its wide, rolling plains and farmlands are renowned as the bread-basket of the region, and its mining centers are known as some of the most productive mines in the world.
Uvoan's historical origins can be first traced to 2300 BC, with a group of sea-farers only known as the 'Vazzi' arriving upon the coasts of Noarve Scortia. They would spread out over the island for the following centuries, colonizing, building, mining, farming, until the year 1208 BC, when the first of the so-called 'Religious Wars' happened, with followers of Kvona going to war with the rest of the island nations. These wars would be an on-and-off phenenom for the next two thousandish years, until the 800 AD era- The first of the 'Monarchs' was born within Voroan, which would rise to become the capital of the Kingdom of Uvoan. During this era, the island of Noarve Scortia came under Viking attack multiple times, which hardened the people of Noarve Scortia, and the Kingdom of Uvoan, into a fighting force.
During this era, four other nations would form in the far edges where the Kingdom of Uvoan's influence could not reach- Hazzant, Aaltian, Verolo, and Tazmai. They would serve as the 'coastal buffers', trading with Europeans when they eventually found the island. Noarve Scortia would continue to ride through the centuries, becoming an incredibly rich merchant-kingdom, with a navy that could go head-to-head with many of the best, and would continue to be the Bulwark of the Atlantic, defying any who tried to land upon it's shores.
The first Kingdom to fall to a republic was Hazzant, in 1823, with it's king being deposed by a revolutionary group. The surrounding kingdoms would make multiple attempts to restore the throne, but these would all fail. The next to fall was Aaltian, in 1844. This was followed by Verolo in 1899, and Tazmai in 1901. This left Uvoan as the soul standing monarchy on the island, until 1914. This is when the First Uvoanian Civil War struck, which would end in 1916, with the killing of King Allate, at the hands of rebel forces. This would soon follow with rapid entry into the Great War.
When The Great War Ended, a council was established- The 'Turaga'- A ruling council of 36 councilors, each of which were elected from each of the 36 major regions of Uvoan. Election cycles happened every 2 years, up until 1929. During these 11 years, the 'Turaga' were repeatedly crippled by in-fighting, deadlock, murder, sabotage, and all sorts of political crimes, and during it's last 4 years, two opposing power-block which ensured a complete stalemate. Despite this, the 'Turaga', when it was effective, proved to be precisely what Uvoan had fought for in the civil war- Implementing many voting, civil, and economic policies which were hailed as revolutionary around the world. This changed in 1928, when the 'Turaga' ground into a complete halt with the election of 8 Councilors of the Socialist faction, who managed to halt every single vote until 1929.
This is when the second, far more minor 'civil war' struck, which was an effort to depose the Turaga.
This 'civil war' ended in barely a week, with the ultimate victory of the Rebel Forces, who established Zkto' Zovban as the ultimate power of Uvoan- Where he would remain. During this time, rapid modernizations would be undertaken. During this time, Uvoan exploded in population, due to mass emigration, all subsidized by the Uvoanian Government. People of all nations, races, and religions. This would be known as the 'Second Founding', due to how dramatically Uvoan changed during this time. Expanding it's borders through a mixture of force, and diplomacy. All the neighboring republics got annexed, and Uvoan exploded in size...
From 1933-1938, Uvoan would almost be classified as a Rogue State, multiple times. It's brash international policy, due to it's monstrous economic footing, terrified nearly every nation in the world. Uvoan had rapidly built an incredible navy- Laying down nearly 78 battleships in 30 months, a terrifying feat. This is what shocked the world when, following the Munich Agreement... Uvoan threw it's hat in behind the Raxil Empire.
['WWII' Onwards WIP]
Current head of government: Zkto' Zovban
The law is enforced by a fully militarily equipped police force. Many crimes can see one shot by firing line, or sent off to work on repairing the rail-lines.
In terms of crimes, if a crime can be counted to have damaged, or stolen, over 5,000 Gellas worth of items, a criminal can be shot for said crimes. Or, they can take a deal to work upon the Railroads. Many take this latter option. For smaller crimes, depending on the severity, other punishments are often extended times of community service, road building, and similar punishments. As such, jailing a criminal is actually incredibly rare within Uvoan.
If its over that amount set? The repayment is removed from your back account, given to the victims, and then you are shot. And to give you an idea of how strict this is, a single Gella is about half of a US dollar.
The Uvoanian People are a people that enjoy many non-political freedoms- Freedom of speech, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Gender, and so on- However, this comes at a high cost. Political freedom is essentially non-existent- People only elect local mayors, who still must answer to the wishes of Voroan, and Zkto' Zovban.
Despite this? Many people find the life-style of the Uvoanians to be a highly luxurious one, with luxury goods flowing plentifully. People will often work week-day jobs from 8AM to 6PM, with an average pay of 49-50 USD/Hour, for a 50 hour work week. A worker will typically average about 265 days a year, which means an anual salary of 129,850 USD. This means a worker will have about 100 days a year off, varying if it's a leap-year or not.
In terms of major cultural festivals, there are quite a few- Many of which have bled over from other cultures. These include Halloween, Christmas, and Easter... However, some of the largest festivals are ones native to Uvoan. The largest is the Feast of the Gods.
The Feast of the Gods is a 5 day long festival, with each day dedicated to two Gods.. It starts every year at the same time- The 1st of June. During this week, all non-essential work will often stop, as so workers can enjoy all the festivites. Children are also released from school, and the military rotates certain units into reserve positions for the week, while still maintaing a position of active readiness.
So, starting with the 1st of June, Boan is up first, the God of Commerce, and Trickery. Along with Vokan, the God of Storms. This is one of the more 'carnival' like-days, with vendors selling wares, and street-performers in the streets.
On the 2nd of June is Uvan, and Kvona. This is a day dedicated to remembering those who have died, fighting for the freedom of Uvoan, and the rest of the world. The military will often put on parades on this day, with the day being more... Somber, than most. However, it's also a day to celebrate their memories, and those they have allowed to live in their place.
On the 3rd of June is Uiaon and Stuovan- The 'Just' Gods- This day is often used to remember victims of natural disasters, accidents, and tragedies. However, it's also a day to remember why Order and Law must exist.
On the 4th of June is a day dedicated to Shoan and Ktuon- The gods of the natural elemets. Fire, earth, water, ectera. This is often a day for remembering the Earth itself, and replaces earth-day within Uvoanian culture. It's a day to thank the Earth for what it has provided.
The 5th, and final, day is dedicated to Maongaurd. The God of Life, Time, Creation, Death, and Destruction. This day is often one for mourning those who have passed- And to celeberate the young, while they still are. This day is often the biggest, drawing people from all across the world to partake in it.
However, despite the fact each day is dedicated to two gods, there is always one theme. The day will open and close with a prayer to all the Gods, and as is tradition, to Maongaurd. However, the two of the day will be focused on quite heavily in the prayer. Food consumed on each day can vary, but it is typically a wide variety of food, for any person's needs. It does tend to focus heavily on traditional Uvoanian food for obvious reasons, however.
In terms of economic abilities, Uvoan is fairly evenly split between an industrial society, and an agricultural society.
Uvoanian companies, from the ground and off-shore mining efforts, dig up a massive variety of materials. This includes, in no particular order;
Gas (Oil Equiv.)
Cement Raw Materials
Limestone / dolomite / chalk
Brine / rock salt
In terms of farming, the Uvoanian countryside produces just as much-
Meat (Pig, Cow, Chicken, Duck)
Eggs (Chicken, Hen)
The Uvoanian School System is fairly simple. From age 5 to 18, students are enrolled into the school-system. This will cover basic education, and then some advanced, but from 16 to 18, students are allowed to choose a 'trade' or 'skill' to specialize in for their final 2 years of education. From ages 18 to 22, all Uvoanians are then required to spend four years in the military, or similar systems- Such as the Militia, Aid Divisions, Standard Military, or ectera. After this, the military will help them to find a job within their chosen field of specialization. This gives Uvoan a massive military pool to pull from, and ensures that every citizen is trained in matter of the military, and militia.
It is to be noted, however, that Uvoan produces an unusually large number of PMCs...
Zkto' has an armored train known as the 'Red Blood', a heavily armored 9 car train-set that is reserved for getting Zkto' across the country, and to meetings with other nations.
The Uvoanian rail gauge, instead of 4ft 8 1/2 inches, is 4ft 8 1/3 inches.
Uvoan is meant to represent a 'what-if' 1930s-1950s nation, which means that large amounts of ridiculousness in designs is to be... Expected.
Viccazan Tedana, the national anthem, was chosen because of the fact it had no words- Intended to be a symbolic piece about the rising chaos of Uvoan, and how another war always seem right on the brink, this is Zkto' Zovbans favorite modern composition.
Uvoan, was at one point, a highly racist society- And still is to some degrees... To who, you might ask? To literally everyone that isn't uvoanian. It's so subtle, you barely notice it. For example, for years years, the term for foreigner, 'Deggaka', was the third most insulting word in the Uvoanian language. Following closely behind 'Royalist' and 'Monarch', both in Uvoanian of course.