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The Greater Republic of Aivintis

Flag of Aivintis
Motto: Vitam Impendere Vero
Anthem: "Mane Honoratum"
Aivintis, in Southeast Gondwana, beside East Cerdani (yellow) and Joralesia (purple)
Aivintis, in Southeast Gondwana, beside East Cerdani (yellow) and Joralesia (purple)
and largest city
Greater Asluagh
Official languagesStaynish
Ethnic groups
96% Human
0.8% Elf
0.9% Vulpine
0.8% Lupine
0.6% Dwarf
0.5 Aurian
0.4% other
GovernmentFederal Republic
August Byrne
• Imprisonment of Eduard Stoker
25 June 2023
• 2020 census
Increase 86,540,371
GDP (nominal)2023 estimate
• Total
• Per capita
Gini (2023)0.54
SDI (2023)0.865
very high
CurrencyCrown (ℂ/CRN)
Time zoneUTC-5
Date formatDD/MM/YYYY
Driving sidethe left
Calling code+49
ISO 3166 codeAIV
Internet TLD.aiv

Aivintis (pronounced [āv-int-is], officially the Greater Republic of Aivintis, is a sovereign nation in southern Gondwana. Aivintis is situated on the coast of the Concord Ocean, bounded by the Spine mountain range to the west and the Nymphs of the Evening to the south; it covers an area of 599.833 square kilometres, with a population of 86,5 million within its five constituent governorates. It borders East Cerdani to the north, Korćetta and Strazsko to the northwest, and Joralesia to the southwest. The nation's capital and largest city is Greater Asluagh. Various Aivintian nations have inhabited the current territory of Aivintis since classical antiquity, with the Lerasian Empire. Following its collapse, Aivintia was regarded as a political and cultural region even before the unification of Aivintis in 1656. That year, King Martin Dale of Teronia began a war of conquest, before establishing the United Kingdom of Aivintis in 1660.

In 1801, the United Kingdom was dissolved when Daniel Dale won the First Aivintian Civil War and declared himself God. The Ascendancy of Aivintis lasted slightly over a decade, in which Daniel, renamed the Aeternus, initiated the Aeternist Inquisition, burning thousands of religious and historical texts in order to revise history according to his purported religious truth. In 1812, the Second Aivintian Civil War began, in the form of the Stuart Rebellion, wherein Royal Cartographer Theodore Stuart, the government official charged with overseeing exploratory expeditions and overseas settlement, overthrew the Aeternus and rewrote the old Aivintian constitution, establishing the Kingdom of Aivintis under his own dynasty. Theodore was assassinated in 1815, replaced by his adopted thirteen year old daughter, Sasha. The Order of Enlightenment, a religion which had grown to replace Aeternism, infiltrated her government, establishing the Free Enlightened Order of the Kingdom of Aivintis as the governing body of Aivintis, usurping power from the monarchy.

The Order of Enlightenment grew throughout the country exponentially, replacing all other religions and political interests with their own, shaping the future of the nation as they pleased, industrialising and expanding their power. Sasha reigned as their puppet Queen alongside their oligarch Magisters until 1908, when her death sparked the Third Aivintian Civil War. Thaddeus refused to follow in his mother’s footsteps, and defied the absolute power of the Order’s fanatic religious leaders. The less religious Order officials supported Thaddeus in his rise to power, unhappy with the direction of the Order, and his status as King allowed him to gain the support of most of the Aivintian counties and high officials. The remaining Order members supported Magister of Foreign Affairs Peter Florence in his attempted seizure of power. The Third Civil War ended with a Stuart victory, abolishing the central power structures of the Order of Enlightenment and establishing the Aivintian Empire in 1911.

The Aivintian Empire was an imperialist military power, surviving for the next hundred and two years. The democratic components of the United Kingdom and the Stuart Monarchy were brought back. Personal and political freedoms were valued in society, and fiercely protected by the Emperor. The government incorporated votes and even a democratic legislature, overseen by the Emperor. The Aivintian Empire was an extensive bureaucracy, and its legal system was unnecessarily complicated. However, it brought with it free education and healthcare. The Empire is responsible for most facets of modern Aivintian politics and society. In 2013, the Emperor was overthrown by his Chief Minister, George Whitcher, who also served as a Justice of the Aivintian High Court. Whitcher established the Kritarchy, which shifted power to the newly created Chief Justice office, and granted the judiciary absolute legislative power. Executive power wasn’t vested solely in them, however, and government departments were still created outside of the Judiciary. The Kritarchy was incredibly corrupt, however, which was its downfall. The Fourth Aivintian Civil War, a violent coup d’etat, dismantled the government from the inside, and the Republic was established.

The new Aivintis is a federation, divided into five major governorates, borders aligning with important geographical and political boundaries. The less economically developed inland region, coalesced into the northwestern governorate of the Weald. The southern region, nationalistic and historically prone to political upheaval, became New Marnacia, named after the historical Kingdom and then Duchy of Marnacia. The coastal region, home to the most industrialised and urbanised cities, was created as the Marble Coast. The former kingdom of Serdemia, culturally and economically distinct from the rest of Aivintis, was established as the Governorate of Serdemia. The capital city and its surrounding territories constitute the Capital Governorate, colloquially known as the Byrne Governorate. These governorates are semi-autonomous, retaining regional powers over certain internal affairs granted by the Constitution and national law. The federal government remains dominant, however, not undermined by regional autonomy, and has the final word on all matters of inter-governorate and foreign affairs. The Republic is built on the core principles of democracy and freedom, and thrives on a spirit of debate.

Aivintis has a large and fast-growing economy, following a system akin to laissez-faire liberalism and mercantilism in some aspects. The average income of an Aivintian citizen is low, with significant income inequality, but the average middle class income has been rising steadily in recent years, a rise supported by the government in federal legislation. Under the Order of Enlightenment in the early 19th century, the nation was quick to industrialise, contributing to its powerful economy. Aivintis maintains reasonable economic, scientific, and diplomatic influence, and is considered a military power. Its citizens are offered significant social benefits. Aivintis has been a member-state of the Union of Commonwealth Alliances since 2013, and is a founding member of both the International Forum and the Council of Gondwana, in the latter of which it serves as the Co-Chair of the Council and its auxiliary Gondwanan Community.