Gransrik

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Holy Peasents' Republic of Gransrik

Heliges Baundersrepublik Gransrik
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'Motto: 'Ademars sigen til dem, die fest und war halten
Ademar's blessings to those who hold firm and true
Capital
and largest city
Luterdorf
Official languagesGransmeric
Recognised national languagesAsendavian, Arkian
Religion
Luterite Ademarism
Demonym(s)Gransmer
GovernmentUnitary Semi-Presudential Theo-Socialist Republic
• Patriark
Calvinzhon Gustav I
• Fuhrdare
Karrzohn Willard Ottovoder
LegislatureHoly People's Assembaly
Helgertag
Germeinshaftrad
Establishment
• Gransmeric Republic Established
1591
• Heligerskreig
1663-1665
• Holy Peasents' Republic Declared
25 December, 1665
Area
• Total
50,999.15 km2 (19,690.88 sq mi)
Population
• 2020 estimate
9,700,000
• 2015 census
9,128,847
• Density
179/km2 (463.6/sq mi)
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
$271,993,996,365
• Per capita
$29,795
CurrencyArbitmark (GAM)
Time zoneUTC-9 (Novaris West-Central, NWC)
Date formatMM/DD/YYYY
Driving sideright
Calling code+505
ISO 3166 codeGRK

Gransrik, formally the Holy Peasents' Republic of Gransrik is a small, extremely religious republic in North Novaris. It borders Veria to the South, with historically disputed claims with the nation.

Gransrik as a concept began from the interactions between exiles from Asendavian Arkalarius and the native Dwarf population in the 17th Century, but it was not until the ascendancy of Ottozhon Luter Evahansvador and his followers - known as the Luterites - after a three year civil war that Gransrik would come under the radical Ademarist sect now referred to as "Luterite Ademarism."

Gransrik has always been notable for it's unique blend of religious doctrine and communal proto-socialist system. This so-called "Theo-Socialism" takes the socialistic principles of welfare, abolishment of private property and workers' rights, but views them through a religious lens, with the Church a very powerful institution in the State. This system has seen much criticism from nations on both sides of the political spectrum, with Communist and Socialist States critical of the power of the Church, while many right-leaning states opposing the communal proto-socialist systems of the nation.

Transport

Throughout the late 20th and Early 21st Century, the Gransmeric Transport system has been drastically upturned by the Government to be considerably more hostile to the concept of personal motor vehicles. After moral objections were made to the disturbingly high rate of road-traffic accidents resulting in injury, disability and death, the Nationel Staatransport Initiativ (NSI) has been given the task of the gradual removal of cars by 2025, a goal they are well on the way of meeting. This has been done through lowered speed limits within cities for non-public vehicles, increased taxes on any personal motor vehicle as well as greater emissions taxes from cars , which has been used by the NSI to pay for cycle infrastructure and public transport. This is on top of the payment received in the cost for parking instituted by Parish Authoritie, which have been generally used in coordination with the Department of Transport (To which the NSI is a subset of) to create cycle and bus lanes. Additionally, throughout the period of 2015 to the Present a gradual banning of cars from sections of roads within cities and the conversion of many roads that are not on bus routes into public spaces through pedestrianization as well as the closing of highways to adjust to the predicted lowering of demand. The process has been slower in rural areas due to the slower pace of public transport initiative, however lobbying by the Agrarian Socialist Party Agrarröst has increased the attention given to parishes lacking in public transport connections, allowing for greater availability and convenience of local bus services, as well as a greater focus on the modernizing and upkeep of local rail. Opposition to this has been considerably nullified by the socialized nature of Gransmeric Public Transport, with the eradication of fares dating back to the early 1920s.