Motto: Illegitimi Non Carborundum! Latin for Don't let the b*****ds grind you down!
Population: 9,259,294 (2016 Log of Citizenry)
-Density: about 55 people per kmē
-All Time Population since Independence: 38,204,482
Largest City: Again, Yaradania
Official/National Language: English, with strong restrictions on what can be said/written
- Leader of Democratic Yaradan: Citizen #0000000000 (M)
- Home Secretary: Citizen #0002A54A24 (M)
- Foreign Secretary: Citizen #0001803471 (F)
- Defence Secretary: Citizen #0001998625 (M)
- Yaradanian Enterprise Secretary: Citizen #00016BA400 (M)
- Economics Secretary: Citizen #0001207B00 (F)
- Culture Secretary: Citizen #0001A9474B4 (M)
solely comprised of the Cabinet (selected from those in the bureaucracy)
Establishment: a merger between capitalist West Yaradan and communist East Yaradan
Independence (if you can call it that): 17th March 1985
Land Area: 103,098miē /// 165,920kmē
Area of Lake Yaradania: 924kmē
Area of Lake Sepora: 293kmē
Lake Water Area %: 0.73%
Highest Point: Patriotic Fathers' Mountain (1,093m)
Lowest Point: The coastal bits (0m)
GDP (nominal): 182,666,000,000 DYU (about 183 trillion units)
GDP (nominal) per capita: 19,855 DYU
Human Development Index (NS Version): About 35. May look high,
but actually low by both world and PD standards.
Time Zone: GMT+0700 - Democratic Yaradan Time (DYT)
Drives on the: Right
Calling code: +87
Internet TLD: GPRDY has no internet connection. See "Media" below.
In this document, only decimal values shall be used, unless duodecimal is specifically required. All references to "Democratic" with a capital D are to be construed as references to the demonym-adjective for GPRDY, not to be confused with "d*******ic" (deemed subversive in the GPRDY).
The Glorious People's Republic of Democratic Yaradan (or just Democratic Yaradan; hereinafter GPRDY) is a dictatorial bureaucracy in the region of Psychotic Dictatorships, roleplayed as an island nation that is a couple of hundred miles from anywhere else. GPRDY covers about 166,000 square kilometers, with an approximate population of 9.2 million. GPRDY is a unitary state - all power is focused in Yaradania.
GPRDY has generally been isolationist throughout its history, with communication only with other Psychotic Dictatorships. It remains unknown as to whether they will step out into the wider stage.
The island of Yaradan was originally discovered some time in the early 19th century. Some say that the name was given because one of the natives was asked for a name and he spurted out three random syllables, but this is put into dispute by patriotic citizens of GPRDY (which, effectively, is everybody in GPRDY), who claim that Citizen #0000000000 gave the nation that name "out of his own inspiration and inspiring". To learn more about how it's become what it's become, see "History" below.
The standard way to refer to a citizen of the GPRDY is as a Yaradanian. In terms of referring to citizens as individuals, the Cornerstone Document of the GRPDY explicitly stated that all names shall be converted to "a duodecimal naming structure with ten digits," and the 6,520,394 (DUODECIMAL: 2,225,462) Yaradanians given their digits; the leader got 0000000000, the others assigned in order of birth. This means that, all in all, there can be 1,003,290,623 Yaradanians stored in the system before the transition to eleven digits.
Naming conventions: Those that died before the ratification of GPRDY's Cornerstone Document on 14th April 1985 may be referenced using their normal names. Non-Yaradanians are referenced by their English names - DEAREST LEADER is referred to as DEAREST LEADER, not a duodecimal name). Generally, people are referred to using the first four nonzero digits of their name, and/or their job title (i.e. YaraMart shelf-stacker 9208, or just 9208); the Citizen is often dropped when referring to people.
Citizen #000000000000 is always referred to as just "the Glorious People's Leader" in the media (and the legal codex); their ministers are also referred to as such. Distinctions are generally made between them and foreign government officials (anybody new to our media will quickly realise there is a difference between "the Home Secretary" and "British Home Secretary Amber Rudd").
Duodecimal only applies to the names of those citizens of Democratic Yaradan born on or after the 14th April 1985. As you know, everybody else gets a personal name. All other mathematical work (including school maths) is focused on decimal units; dates and times remain the same as they are in the rest of the world.
Yeah, will update later. For now, just assume: Tribesmen found in 1800s, Yaradan thought up randomly (see Etymology), colonisers take over Yaradania in the 1840s and split half-and-half with the tribesmen, 1890s war sees colonisers take over entire island, 1920s natives and rejected colonisers gather in the south to discuss invasion plans, 1930s fight sees island split half-and-half between tyrannical communists and just-as-tyrannical capitalists again, wall built in late 1940s, countries hate each other for best part of 30 years; wall destroyed in many places in 1981, a war is then resparked which results in a meeting to merge the two countries into one superdictatorship called Democratic Yaradan. Little change in DemYara politics and landscape at all ever since, despite moderate condemnation and more isolationist attitudes.
The population of the GPRDY has grown steadily in the past 30 years, from 6.7 million to 9.2 million. Immigration is low and generally from other dictatorial nations (or those from elsewhere wishing to take a look), and is unlikely to have any significant effect on Democratic birth rates any time soon.
The GPRDY uses the English language; however, strict controls are in place to prevent subversive thoughts and actions, and anybody who carries out these subversive actions is almost certainly going to be shot dead by National Security Forces within 10 minutes. Imported media will be checked for these subversive thoughts, and anything that contravenes it will be put on a blacklist and is prohibited from further import (other media is put on a whitelist, and so can legally be taken into the nation).
Other than atheism or agnosticism, only one religion is legally allowed to be expressed in the GPRDY: the Yaradanian Church, a church which - as per Tarnished Defector #0002000370 - "assures Yaradanians they're going to heaven, and says that everybody else is hellbound unless they accept Jesus as their saviour and the Leader as their future". The Yaradanian Church is the official state religion of GPRDY, and over 97% of the population - including the Glorious People's Leader himself, as has been public knowledge for quite some time - list it as their personal belief.
99% Caucasian, and 1% others.
Metro area population
Bureaucracy and the Cabinet
Foreign Relations and Military
Outside of Psychotic Dictatorships, GPRDY has engaged in very little overseas diplomacy at all.
GPRDY does hold a military force of about 60,000, but this is only about 0.65% of the Yaradanian population, and is effectively used for self-defence. Many Yaradanians would prefer entering the bureaucracy to the military.
Rank: Very, very low down the table
Currency: the Unit (GYU)
Fiscal Year: 1st April to 31st March
GDP (nominal): 182,666,000,000 DYU
GDP (nominal) per capita: 18,000 DYU. All citizens receive
1,500 DYU a month from the government.
Labor Force: Under law, all Yaradanians over the age of 16
(but not in education) must be employed in one of the GPRDY's
state-owned enterprises, or on a farm (see left).
Unemployment: 3% (percentage of students in education after 16)
The DYTV ident since the Bureaucracy Purge of 1993.
Almost entirely comprised of fossil fuels, despite solar energy being popular in the desert areas.
This template was created by The Free Republic of Ponderosa (opposed by GPRDY ICly due to conflicting political systems; but they're good OOCly).
This template, in its most template-y form possible, is available here.
These "subversive" actions include f*****m, d*******y and d*******ic e*******s, and c***l r****s.
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
Independence Day on the 17th of March
Constitution Day on the 14th of April
Flag Day on the 12th of May
Physical Culture Day on the 29th of September
Traditions kept within the vein of Yaradanian Christianity: including Christmas/Boxing Day, the Easter weekend, and the Day of Thankfulness (the third Monday of July).