Motto: "For Unity"
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Largest City: Lextin
Official Language: Sunte English
National Language: Sunte English
- Secretary-General: Sydney Hood
- Chairperson of the Laeen Collective League: Sydney Hood
- Head of the Assembly: Hannah Waker
- Executive of the Bureau of State Security: Zoey L. Meyer
Legislature: The National Secretariat
- Upper House: The Upper Secretariat
- Lower House: The Common Assembly
Establishment: from Empire of Laei
- Independence: 1956 CE
- Constitution Established: 1959 CE
Land Area: ≈2,560,000 kmē
Water Area: 46,200 kmē
Water %: 2.9
Highest Point: 18,443 ft above Sea Level
Lowest Natural Point: 23 ft below Sea Level
Lowest Unnatural Point: 1,980 ft below Sea Level
GDP (nominal): US$320 Billion
GDP (nominal) per capita: US$44,639
Human Development Index (2020): 0.544
Currency: East Laeen Coin
Time Zone: IST+2:00
Drives on the: Left
Calling code: +88
Internet TLD: N/A
The Myrarinaya of Laei, colloquially known as East Laei, is a mixed ideology Republic in [PLACEHOLDER]. It is bordered on the west and north by its parent state, the Empire of Laei, on the south by the Federation of [Placeholder], and on the east by the [Placeholder] Ocean. East Laei covers ≈2.56 million kmē and has has an estimated population of 80,930,000. East Laei comprises of sixteen provinces and claims all of the twenty-three provinces of the Empire of Laei as its own.
Laei was originally inhabited by an amalgamation of tribes as far back as c.3000 BCE. East Laei especially was inhabited by the Miraric Tribe. It was first conquered by the Kingdom of Lyae in c.300 BCE before being absorbed into the East [Placeholder Continent] Empire in c.250 BCE. Laei remained a part of the East [Continent] Empire until its collapse in c.344 CE when the Congress of Mirage was formed. The Congress of Mirage was eventually conquered by the Empire of Laei in 1204 CE. The next several centuries would see numerous attempts to gain independence being crushed and repressed brutally by Imperial Power. This would lead to widespread resentment of the Miraric Peoples and eventually the persecution of Mirage starting in 1600 CE. This would see the Miraric Exodus over the next decade, seeing Miraric people spread out across many parts of the world and embedding themselves in many different societies. However, the bulk of the Miraric population would remain in the Empire of Laei. East Laei declared its independence from the Empire of Laei in 1956 CE after genocidal policies were put into place against several ethnic groups of Laei by Emperor Alir VII. The civil war, whilst still ongoing, has grown into a stalemate by 1962 and has seen no major battles since early 1961. East Laei is currently poised to grow into a major economical power due to the large mineral deposits across the country which are extensively exploited to fund its military.
The name "Laei" is derived from the word "Lyae" thought to mean "Land to the East".
The standard way to refer to a citizen of East Laei is as a "Laeen".
The first known inhabitants of East Laei were the Miraric Tribes from c.3000 BCE. By the time the Kingdom of Lyae came around in c.300 BCE, the Miraric Tribes had been joined by nomads from around the continent. The induction into the Kingdom of Lyae and later the East [Placeholder Continent] Empire would see the induction of the area into Northern Culture. The first Governor of the Lyae Region would be Prince Esquera [Placeholder], and the region would prosper under his guidance.
During the Collapse of the East [Placeholder Continent] Empire, Mirage leaders gathered together to form the Congress of Mirage, an early form of Republic which would later be conquered by the Empire of Laei in 1204 CE.
The Miraric people would remain a rebellious ethnic group well into the 19th century and would fight the central Imperial Power on several occasions before being put down for almost a century in the 1853 Mirage Massacre. After this, and after several centuries of unrest and racist policies against the Mirage, the Mirage finally attempted to assimilate into society. However, due to the stigma held against the Mirage for centuries, they would be rejected as rebels, spies, saboteurs and outcasts until the 1920s.
In the periods of 1850-1880, prospecting would lead to the discovery of large deposits of several different mineral depositis which would lead to huge developments in industrial power and economic growth in the Empire of Laei and East Laei especially. In 1930, large caverns of natural gas were discovered. In the periods of 1930-1950, large deposits of uranium, titanium, tungsten, aluminium, silver, gold and many more elements would be discovered in East Laei's many mountains.
In 1955, Emperor Alir VII ascended the Imperial Throne of the Empire of Laei. Shortly afterwards, several genocidal policies would be put in place, targeting the Miraric, Sunte, Lenu and other ethnic races. The Miraric Separatist League would be founded soon thereafter, which would be joined by the Sunte Independence League and the Lenu Committee. In 1956, these three organisations banded together to form the Myrarinaya of Laei, colloquially known as East Laei, which declared independence in July of the same year. Sydney Hood, a Mirage military strategist and future Secretary-General of East Laei, became the de facto leader of this independence movement.
Over the next four years several large battles would be fought and the two sides would be backed by opposing regional and global powers, all climaxing in the Siege of Lextin in 1960. The defence, led personally by Sydney Hood, would result in the routing of several hundred thousand Imperial Troops and the capture of hundreds of tanks, armoured vehicles, aircraft and ships. However, this would all be with great loss to the East Laeen Militia as well but would solidify the position and activity of East Laei in the civil war.
The ≈2,560,000 kmē East Laeen landscape is dominated by Tranquil Forest, a sprawling tropical landscape which covers nearly half of East Laei, in the south and Al Sinha desert to the north which encompasses the country's northern regions and makes it challenging to traverse in large groups and downright impossible to traverse with large armies. The areas of land that are not dominated by the Tranquil Forest or the Al Sinha desert are covered by the Kanran Mountain Range which cuts across the middle of East Laei.
Mount Mira is the tallest point in East Laei, coming in at 18,443 ft above sea level as a beacon that can be seen for miles around. The lowest natural point is on the Pononet Coast, dipping to 23 ft below sea level in a gully. The lowest man-made point is the Tin Hop Open Cast Mine, a massive multi-mile long and wide mine which reaches almost 2,000 ft below sea level.
East Laei has an estimated population of 80.9 million. The first census was in 1961 and takes place every 10 years, with the next in 1971. The population is currently increasing rapidly due to the ability to import food supplies and due to government funding to families with children.
Approximately 92% of the population speak Sunte English as either a first or second language and 84% of the population speak Lenu as a second language. The third most common language is Sadderish with 14% of the population speaking it either as a first or second language.
East Laei practices State Secularism, and promotes religious freedoms on the condition that the religion does not interfere upon the livelihood of others. Around 80% of the population considering themselves religious, with the major religions including the Miraric Faith, Manrichism and Lenu Collectivism.
East Laei is a highly diverse nation, however the civil war with the Empire of Laei has led to a strong national identity of being "Free Laeens". As a result, 90% of the population consider themselves to be Laeen, but genetically it is closer to 65% of the population. 10% are ethnically Imperial and another 10% are from various global ethnicities. Racially the majority of the population has fair skin tones with a Western European bias. The most common hair colour is brown followed by red. The most common eye colour is green followed by gray. Freckles are also very common.
Metro area population
South East Laei
The Myrarinaya of Laei is an egalitarian society which attempts to treat all ethnicities as equals. A code known as "The Civil Standard" is the supreme legislation by which East Laei is run and ruled by.
The National Secretariat oversees the day-to-day runnings of East Laei with the Upper Secretariat consisting of senior members of the Common Assembly, elected by the Assembly itself. The Upper Secretariat overviews the Common Assemblywhich consists of officials elected by the people. There is one Common Official roughly per one million citizens, modeled so that everyone has the same power in the Common House. The Upper Secretariat has the power to overrule the Common House and the Chairperson of the Laeen Collective League has the power to overrule the Upper Secretariat's overrule.
The Laeen Secretariat of International Relations oversees all extra-territorial positions and the diplomatic agenda set forth by the National Secretariat and the Secretary-General. East Laei has maintained a policy of Economic Interventionism to support its national agenda whenever and wherever necessary.
Total Laeen Military Spending in 1961 was estimated as roughly 52% of the national budget due to the civil war, though actual figures are heavily classified.
The Secretary-General serves as the Commander-in-Chief of the Laeen National Armed Forces (LNAF), which is headed by the Defence Secretariat. The Military is divided into three branches: the Laeen National Continental Forces (LNCA), Laeen National Aerial Forces (LNAF), the Laeen National Naval Forces (LNNF), and the Laeen National Militia (LNM). The first four of these branches are made up of professional military forces whilst the fifth is a paramilitary organisation comprising most of the non-military population.
Currency: East Laeen Coin
Fiscal Year: 1 March - 28 February
GDP (nominal): US$320 Billion
GDP (nominal) per capita: US$44,639
Labor Force: 55.9 Million
East Laei operates under a mixed economic system. An estimated 40% of the economy is State-owned enterprise with the private sector possessing 60% of enterprise. The low unemployment rates in the country are due to government sponsored jobs being widely available and universal conscription.
East Laei's economy is focused on mineral extraction and arms manufacturing.
The culture in Laei is hugely diverse with major influences from Miraric, Sunte and Lenu cultures and minor influences from many cultures around the world. The Secretariat takes a non-interference policy when it comes to foreign cultures, not discriminating nor endorsing them.
East Laeens have been described as very independent, hardworking, and cordial people. East Laeens seem to have a never ending anti-Imperial fervour and refuse to stop at nothing less than the annihilation of the Empire of Laei. As a result, East Laei produces some very accomplished military leaders.
Government owned Public Transportation is the preferred method of transportation around the country. To this effect, Laei has an extensive bus system as well as a small, but expanding, underground, bomb-proof train system.
Civilian air travel is very limited, but the military uses air travel constantly to transport troops and supplies.
The majority of energy production in East Laei comes from huge natural gas reserves in the Kanran Mountains with major minority contributions from coal, wind, and tidal power, however these are just substitutes.