Auravas

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Republic of Auravas

Flag of Auravas
Flag
Motto: 'With Unity, We Persevere'
Capital
and
Uravin
Official languagesAuravasi
Ethnic groups
(2020)
Humans: 29.9%, Elves: 25.7%, Ailurine: 15.5%, Orcs: 4.6%, Kemonomimi: 3.4%, Other: 9.9%
Demonym(s)Auravasi
GovernmentUnitaryParliamentary Republic
• Prime Minister
Jakia Aneya
LegislatureThe Assembly
Area
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98,181.73 km2 (37,908.18 sq mi)
Population
• 2024 estimate
16,243,716
GDP (nominal)estimate
• Total
$609.139 Billion
• Per capita
$37,500
Gini25.3
low
SDI (2022).954
very high
CurrencyRed Krone
Time zoneUTC-6
Driving sideright
Calling code+710
ISO 3166 codeAUR
Internet TLD.aur

The Republic of Auravas, commonly referred to as Auravas, is a nation in southeast Gondwana, in the region of Kaskada. the Auravasi mainland is situated on the Kaskadan peninsula, bordering Zemeprievadai to the south. Auravas has extensive coastline, facing the Sea of Gondwana to the west and the Unovian Strait to the East. Kalana island to the east of the peninsula in the Unovian Strait is also a part of Auravas. Auravas has a total area of 98,181.73 km2 and an estimated population of 16,243,716, with humans holding a slim plurality of the population at 29.9%, followed by elves with 25.7%.

Auravasi civilization dates back millennia to the Kalan and Heterad civilizations. Through the first millennia BCE, Auravas was characterized by a number of small warring polities, though they were united for a time under the Auravasi Confederation. The Kingdom of Auravas was founded in 1 BCE bu King Soroda of the Sekriat dynasty and saw major expansion into Kaskada in the following centuries, reaching a peak in power in the 700s to the 900s. Auravasi fortunes rapidly shifted during the Auravasi-Liesvozian wars of the 900s and 1000s, where Auravas lost large swathes of land to the ascendant Liesvozian Empire. Auravas was able to regain much of this land in the Kaskadan Succession War and entered a period of religious conflict between Silvists and the state-supported Shviesists. Following the conclusion of these conflicts, Auravas experienced a golden age of maritime expansion and culture. Centralization reforms coincided with the beginning stages of the Intellectual Revolution, a period of scientific and ideological development, culminating in the failed Auravasi Revolution.

Auravas is a unitary parliamentary republic, with subdivisions of counties and municipalities, with a one party legislature, the assembly. The current prime minister is ____, who took office in _____. The capital and largest city of Auravas is Uravin, situated on the eastern coast of the peninsula. Other major urban areas are Uralia City, Roavis, Nov Kalan, and Purkatar. It is a member of the Council of Gondwana and the Red Crown Economic Union, including its monetary union, making its currency the Red Krone.

Auravas is a developed nation that maintains a _______ which is based off _______, offering a plethora of services to its citizens, such as universal healthcare and free tertiary education. It preforms at or near the top of a variety of metrics, such as education, healthcare, civil liberties, political freedom, LGBT rights, and species equality.

History

Prehistoric and Bronze Age Auravas

The first Neolithic settlements in the Auravasi region date back to the 7th millennium BCE, when agriculturalists from the East Unovian Island migrated across the Unovian strait. The end of the neolithic period would see the development of primitive naval technology, and the subsequent initiation of copper imports to Auravas would spark the advent of metallurgy at the end of the 4th millennium BCE and transition Auravasi civilizations to the Bronze Age.

Kalan Civilization

The Kalan Civilization flourished on Kalana Island from approximately 3000 - 1450 BCE and was the first advanced civilization in Auravas. It is particularly known for its artistic etchings and paintings, many of which are preserved to this day. There is substantial evidence for the mercantile nature of the Kalan Civilization, with Kalani goods found across the Unovian and Entry isles as well as much of the coastline of the eastern and southern Sea of Gondwana. Due to the presence of numerous "mother goddess" idols and the increased presence of noblewomen in Kalan art, it is believed that the Kalan Civilization was a matrilineal society, following a female monarch or, as some archeologists believe, a group of landowning matrilineal noble families. the Kalan Civilization is estimated to have begun declining in the 1600s BCE, with biological records suggesting that the island had reached carrying capacity and deforestation had begun. This, along with periods of bad weather in the 1500s BCE, triggered a number of famine periods, greatly weakening the Kalan Civilization in the early 1400s BCE, many Kalan sites were destroyed by force or fire. The selective nature of the destruction, avoiding some palaces and developed sites, along with increased Heterad goods appearing in Kalan during this period points to the likely cause of the fall of the Kalan Civilization being invasions from the Heterad mainlanders.

Pre-Heterad Kaskada and the Two Kingdoms Era

The transition from neolithic to Bronze Age technology on the mainland is characterized by the Sarvak Culture, demonstrating a slow transition from stone tech to metallurgy. The advent of metallurgy led to the emergence of stronger microstates which set the stage for the emergence of the Pridran Kingdom in 2300 BCE, predominantly in the flatter, northern tip of the Horn, and the emergence of the Heterad kingdom shortly after in 2200 BCE, along the eastern coast, with their power base being the Hetera archeological site, south of modern day Uravin. Much of the first few centuries of these kingdoms was characterized by violence between each other, driving the Heterad Kingdom to adopt rule by a warrior aristocracy. Considerable contact occurred between the two kingdoms and the outside world, including the Kalan Civilization, but any efforts to maintain substantial trade power in the region was hampered by the fighting between kingdoms. The Two Kingdoms Era concluded with a major Heteradi incursion into northern Auravas in the 1700s BCE and the sacks of a number of major Pridrani sites, consolidating Heteradi domination of the mainland.

Heterad Civilization

With the consolidation of power over the mainland, Heterad began to look to trade and external relations to build up strength, while maintaining the defensive infrastructure and army culture that had developed out of the Two Kingdoms Era. Even after defeating the Pridrani, however, Kalan was still able to maintain naval and trade hegemony over the region, till the famines of the 1500s BCE. The Heteradi would capitalize on the weakness of the Kalan, invading and taking control of the island in the early 1400s BCE and becoming the dominant power in the region. From there, Heterad wealth grew as they could now trade unrivaled and be a major player in other trade as well. Under the Heterad, knowledge of navigation would rise to levels unprecedented for the time period.

The Heterad script is the oldest deciphered script present in Auravas, and unearthed Heterad writings have greatly contributed to archeologists' understanding of the political structure of the Heterad Civilization to an extend not reached in the study of the Kalan Civilization. The Heterad Civilization was likely a federated system of polities based on major sites which these polities were governed from, under a higher level government based on the Auravasi mainland. As many of the records unearthed involve administration, it is likely that Heterad civilization was highly systemized, with consistent language and regulated resource collection and distribution. The Heterad would also shift back to rule by king, or Istos, though it kept many aspects of the military rule that characterized it in the past, such as the Istos also serving the role of the leader of the military. The next level of Heterad governance was the Datra council, which likely served a religious role. On the polity level, a governor was appointed by the Istos, who would assemble a council of elders to organize and govern the polities. It is unlikely that the Heterad practiced a large degree of slavery, as evidence points to society being organized into two groups of free men, the political administrators and the general people. It is believed that Kalan influences led to women continuing to enjoy a high standard of living and autonomy.

[Some stuff about religion and burial practices]

Heterad military history is often preserved in poetry glorifying the conquests of a particular monarch, which is sealed with a monarch upon burial, likely to present the monarch's achievements to [deities that issue judgement]. It is unlikely that ancient poets would attempt to exaggerate a monarch's achievements in order to fool [deities that issue judgement] as inscriptions in a Heterad temple note that one King Utan attempted to deceive the gods in his burial poems, and because of this, the kingdom was punished by drought and famine for two years.

Starting in the 1100s BCE, waves of migrations occurred from the southern regions of Kaskada moving through the Heterad civilization, introducing Zemeprievadai Shviesism in the Kaskadan Horn, which would synthesize with native Heterad beliefs. These migrations triggering conflict between the migrants and native Heterad people, leading to the destruction of many major settlements, including the sacking of Hetera, greatly diminishing the power and central authority of the Heterad Civilization. Along with this, large scale famine hit the civilization due to climactic shifts, further crippling the civilization. It is unclear whether these climactic shifts triggered the Kaskadan migrations. These factors would lead to mass de-urbanization of the Kaskadan Horn and the crumbling of the Heterad Civilization. The emergence of ironworking and spread of iron tools also shut down the valuable tin trade, further damaging the regional economy.

Ancient Auravas

The Anarchic Period

The disintegration of the Heterad Civilization led to a reverting of the main political entity from the organized state of the Heterad era back to a shattered network of de-urbanized clans, the lack of a central government giving the period its name. Ironworking was one notable innovation that would diffuse throughout ancient Auravas during this period. Though the Heterad script persevered through the early Anarchic period, writing is sparse and often completely unknown for some regions of Auravas, a development attribute to the loss of necessary resource accounting systems. Evidence of both settled chiefdoms in north Auravas and pastoralists in the south are present during this period, both from archeological evidence and accounts from surrounding civilizations. [add more stuff idk maybe some specific chiefdoms]

The Tasirad Kingdom

The crumbling of the Heterad on the mainland left Kalana devoid of a central authority, splitting the lands into a number of warring states along the coastlines, along with semi-nomadic pastoral tribes in the center of the island. The conditions of post-Heterad Kalana are much better defined than mainland states as, since Kalana did not face the Kaskadan migrations, the Heterad script was still in use and historical records from the time period are present. However, the devaluation of the tin trade did significantly impede Kalana's prosperity and many cities which were dependent on Auravasi trade crumbled. As many of these warring states were constantly engaged in conflict with each other, states would appear and disappear in rapid succession, and though Kalana would occasionally be mostly united under one power, these occasions were the exception rather than the rule.

In the 940s BCE, a leader named Tasirad assumed control of a small state in southern Kalana. The origin of Tasirad is shrouded in mystery, but the leading theory is that Tasirad was a political exile of a rival state to the north and seized power during a succession crisis in the small state. Shortly after seizing power, Tasirad assembled an army and began moving forces into the central plains of the island, continuously recruiting warriors to fight alongside him, and he would eventually clash with a coalition force of 7 states, many of them rivals who had temporarily banded together, in the Battle of the 7 Kings. Though Tasirad's force was greatly outnumbered, the battle swung in his favor when five of the seven enemy kings would fall, causing a breakdown of army integrity and infighting as kings tried to assert command over rivaling armies, and many soldiers who had lost their leaders turned on their army. The coalition forces were completely routed and, eventually, the 7 kingdoms swore loyalty to Tasirad, uniting the island once again under a kingdom. It is theorized that the consolidation of Kalana and the reinvigoration of trade routes was the main driver of the Auravasi Revival.

Period of Urbanization

Starting in the early 800s BCE, a period of redevelopment appeared in the peninsula. The population had already been gradually rebuilding more complex sites, and the increased trade flowing in due to the newly united Tasirad Kingdom greatly accelerated this process. As trade centers grew and grew along with the population and food surpluses, organized, independent settlements began to rapidly grow across the peninsula, leading to the reestablishment of complex political structures in the new, fragmented landscape. The centuries following the revival would lead to the development of novel cultural features and political organizations in the Auravasi classical age.

For much of first few centuries following the urbanization, the Auravasi mainland would remain largely fragmented and at war, lacking the hegemony of any individual state. In the late 600s BCE, a number of reforms in the city state of Acrita heralded one of the earliest democratic governments in Auravas, following principles of direct democracy in a citizen's assembly. Accompanying the political reforms of this era was a cultural boom that influenced many fields such as architecture, literature, philosophy, and mathematics. By the mid 6th century BCE, Auravasi civilization was culturally and economically thriving, and documentation of this era is vastly superior to documentation of earlier history. During this period, the Tasirad Kingdom, far more powerful than any individual city-state, began encroaching on portions of the northern regions of the peninsula, establishing a foothold mainland Auravas, but a southern campaign was rebuked by a coalition of city states in the War of the Dictrian Coalition (543-537 BCE), named for the Kreden diplomat Dictri, who played a major part in assembling resistance to the Tasirad. This war would be the largest conflict Auravas had seen since the Two Kingdoms Era, and the Tasirad Kingdom would be pushed entirely off the mainland. The Dictrian Coalition later fell apart due to disputes over control of reconquered lands, and the eventual distribution of control would elevate the city-state of Urav to a powerful force in the coming centuries. Following the war, the documentation of the wars between the Tasirad Kingdom and the Auravasi states by Edov Kaval is considered the beginning of Auravasi historiography.

Throughout the 6th century BCE, the city of Urav had been consolidating a power base in central Auravas, expanding its influence through wars of conquest and, more often, peaceful integration into the Edoic League, an alliance of states in central and northern Auravas which was dominated by Urav. Internally, Urav enjoyed a cultural and philosophical flourishing, and is one of three main sources of information regarding the 6th century BCE in Auravas, the other two being the Tasirad Kingdom and the city-state of Kreda. 500s BCE Urav was characterized by a complex system of government that split authority between a monarch and an elected leader who headed a council of citizens primarily chosen through sortition and a direct-democratic system. This system emerged due to the reforms of Kasda and his successor Medor in response to growing unrest in Urav. This system persevered till a period known as The Struggle (539 - 516 BCE), a period of political and occasionally violent conflict between democratic and monarchical factions in reaction to the actions of King Oyosur during the War of the Dictrian Coalition, eventually ending in the abolishment of the monarchy. The Struggle is often glorified in Auravas due to it being one of the earliest major democratic, anti-monarchy revolutions. Urav received extensive territory during the reorganization of northern Auravas following the War of the Dictrian Coalition, which led to the breakdown of the coalition but also contributed to Urav’s increasing power. The Uravi peak of power is generally considered starting with Urav's victory over its historical rival, Tidren, at the Battle of Akras in 499 BCE. For centuries, Urav would be the dominant military and cultural power in Auravas, especially in the northern portions of the peninsula.

The Kingdom of Tasirad was already in decline by the time of its crushing defeat at the hands of the Dictrian Coalition due to constant war with the rising mainland and a decline of regional power, and the war sealed its grave, as regional magnates refused to recognize the authority of the crown. The removal of a uniting authority initiated a bloody civil war period on the island, lasting until the Peace of the Vultures in 463, in which the Kingdom of Dukala subjugated a number of Kalan states and bound the rest in an alliance framework that forbade internal conflicts, reuniting the island under an, albeit much more decentralized, authority.

The states in southern Auravas lied in a much more precarious position, sandwiched by the Uravi sphere of influence, the Dukalan sphere of influence, and [whatever dead decides to do rn]. Many states, especially those closer to the great powers, became the subject of devastating proxy wars, and those who exercised a greater degree of independence were engaged in constant war with each other. Many of these wars had religious undertones, such as the Temple War (446-441 BCE), fought over a valuable holy site in the Kaskadan Spine. With a fractured political landscape in the south, religious leaders began accruing influence in their respective polities and militarily organizing across state lines, forming the Shviesist League and threatening the influence of the traditional aristocratic families of the region, with many states shifting into more theocratic governments united by the league, and even in the rest hosting powerful religious figures. The league utilized their military force to subjugate the isolated states of southwest Auravas in the Wars of the Shviesist League (455-438 BCE), directly taking land and leadership and solidifying the power base of the religious leaders of the League. A key goal of the League became the opposition of Uravi and Dukalan attempts to subjugate states in the southern regions, as the hegemonic nature of Urav and Dukala would have detracted power away from the League in their states.

In 403 BCE, the king of Sarti, one of the richest states in southern Auravas, died without a legitimate heir, sparking a civil war. While both Urav and Dukala backed powerful noble families with claims to the throne, the League already held a great degree of influence in Sarti and had been working to empower one of their candidates enough to take power after the death of the king, and once the king died, the League backed their candidate in the three way Sarti War of Succession (403-378 BCE). In the end, the League prevailed due to Urav and Dukala being weakened by their previous constant conflicts and then a number of major revolts that erupted in the 380s BCE in both spheres of influence. This conflict and the subsequent revolts would devastate ancient Auravas, bringing the Urbanization period to a bloody end.

Auravasi Confederation

Revolts continue to cripple the Edoic League and Dukalan lands, intensifying after the defeat at the hands of the Shviesist League. Throughout the next portion of the 4th century BCE, the Shviesist League would capitalize on the instability present in the newly independent reams to maneuver religious leaders sympathetic to the League to power. In 366 BCE, the various leaders of the League signed the Accord of Unification, considered one of the most important legal agreement in Auravasi history, declaring the formation of a unified authority over the League, known as the Auravasi Confederation and therefore over the states in which the League had power. Although the Accord was largely supported by the members of the League, a minority in the League who wanted to preserve their autonomy and many aristocratic families rose in revolt against the League, though they were crushed by the League's forces. The rapidly falling Urav would battle the Confederation in the War of Uravi Subjugation (362 BCE - 360 BCE), and what remained of Urav's empire would be incorporated within the Confederation, uniting the polities of mainland Auravas.

Similar to the defeat of the Tasirad Kingdom at the hands of the Dictrian Coalition, the defeat of Dukala at the hands of the League accelerated the internal conflicts that has intensified during the war as the member states of the Peace of the Vultures broke away from the Dukalan alliance, many of them backed by Confederation money. What would have spilled into a second long warring period was curbed by the intervention of the Confederation, which saw an opportunity to extend its influence and safeguard its eastern seaboard and trade, as a Confederation army moved from the south of the island to the north, forcing the polities of the island into submission. The nobles of Kalana had grown used to the autonomy they had built over the period fo Dukalan rule, however, so they remained as relatively autonomous vassal states, similar to their relation to the Dukalan crown, rather than be completely dissolved and integrated into the Confederation as the mainland territories were.

Though a united state, the Confederation retained large levels of devolution from its origins as a league of multiple nations, and this gave it a unique governing structure, being governed by a body, known as the Federated Assembly, comprised of representatives from each member of the confederation. The executive body of the Federal Assembly was known as the Directorate, and was composed of 5 assembly members, elected within the Federal Assembly. The representatives of the states in the Federated Assembly served dual rules as administrators of the Confederation and religious leaders in their respective states, though they were distinct from the leaders of each individual state, which were generally dynastic bodies ruled by powerful families who were loyal to the religious leaders. This incorporation of aristocratic families and their realm into the administrative structure of the confederation allowed for efficiency and an existing power base through the lands of the families. However, the system led to friction between the clerical and aristocratic classes as the representatives of the Assembly attempted to use their influence to subvert the power of the landed aristocratic family that ruled by cutting down on the land they had and transferring it to the ownership of the representatives, as the Confederation did not have to rely on the armies of the landed aristocracy through the maintenance of the Shviesist League's military.

Unity in the peninsula offered a great degree of wealth and prosperity to the people of the Confederation, and the arts and the sciences flourished, as many libraries and educational institutes sprung up across the Confederation, rapid progress was made in the natural sciences, architecture, visual arts, theater, literature, and philosophy.

Savir's War

In 136 BCE, the largest internal conflict the Confederation had seen began, as legions of Kalanan peasants rose up against Confederation authority, driven by agricultural deficits, lingering separatist sentiments, and support from ambitions local nobles. The rebels made rapid progress, occupying almost all regions of the island, save for some small holdouts on the southwest coast, in only a few months. Caught off guard by the revolt, the federal assembly hosted an emergency vote to empower one of the most popular of the Directorate, a statesman named Dioran Savir, with increased power over the state and the military for the duration of the crisis. Savir proved to be be an adept military commander, quickly crushing the revolt and re-asserting control over the island. Savir was also an ambitious man, however, and he wished to maintain his increased power over the Confederation. When the Assembly requested Savir to give up authority over the army he had assembled to crush the revolt, Savir refused under the pretense of maintaining security after the revolt. Though Savir hoped his popularity among the Assembly would allow him to continue to govern for some time, many members of the Assembly grew concerned over his refusal to give up power, and the assembly and remaining directorate began to build up an army if conflict escalated. Once again, the Assembly ordered Savir to step down, and he realized he had misjudged his influence.

As Savir already had control over Kalana with his army, he declared independence from the Confederation and Sovereign Authority over the island. Though the Assembly had greater resources at their disposal, they military forces were in the hands of Savir, and as such, Savir decided to launch his attack on the mainland immediately. Though some initial progress was made, Savir's forces were repulsed just a few dozen kilometers north of Urav at the battle of Akarsa, and his retreating forces were encircled and routed, Savir being captured and later executed.

Decline of the Confederation

The threat that Savir posed to the power of regional authorities within the Confederation greatly worried members of the Federal Assembly, who wanted to preserve their autonomy and began to see the central authorities of the Confederation as a threat. As such, the Assembly decided to greatly increase the autonomy of the members of the Confederation and dissolve many of the roles of the Confederation, including that of the Directorate, devastating the central authority of the Confederation and reducing it to less of a unified state and more akin to a league of autonomous polities bound into mutual defense and barebones economic and political regulations.

Over time, the restriction on internal conflict interfered with the ambitions of the now empowered regional leaders. In the Ardalite War (96 BCE - 87 BCE), Tritac of Ardal, one of the most powerful states in the Confederation at the time, broke the agreement of non-aggression between the member states of the confederation by invading the territory of the city-state of Parad, and the Assembly called for the recruitment of a pan-Confederation military force to curb the act of aggression. However, many other states defied the authority of the Assembly, with many pledging support for the powerful Ardal state against the Confederation joint armies. What followed was a peninsula-wide war, pitting the armies of the Confederation against those who defied Confederation authority, a war in which the defiant states were eventually victorious, dissolving the Confederation. During the war, some Kalanan states backed the Ardalite forces in exchange for more control of the island in the peace deal, but many sided with the Confederation with the promise of autonomy post war. The war further inflamed as the leaders of the defiant realms severed ties between the priests of their lands and the central authority of the Shviesist Council, further disempowering the Confederation. In their place, the now independent priests created autonomous religious orders within each independent state. The peace treaty after the war was quite harsh to the defenders of the Confederation, many states being partitioned, annexed, or otherwise subjugated by the attacker states, and those that escaped territorial exchange were forced to pay heavy reparations to Ardal. Following the peace, the Shviesist Council practically dissolved, as the political landscape was now dominated by independent realms that swore no allegiance to the Council.

Peace would only last a decade, however, as the Second Ardalite War (71 BCE - 65 BCE) quickly followed due to the former states of the Ardalite coalition feeling as though they had been cheated in the peace deal, as Ardal and the states with the greatest ties to them had reaped much of the territorial and monetary victories of the Ardalite War. In this war, Ardal suffered a devastating loss, ending their short quasi-hegemony over the states of Auravas. After these two wars and the breakdown of central authority, the political landscape of Auravas was more reminiscent of the fragmented times of Dictri, no one power dominating the rest.

Broken States Period

The period after the fall of the confederation and the Ardalite Wars was characterized by a return to hereditary rule after the quasi-republican nature of the confederation and petty wars between the kingdoms. Due to this, royal dynasties took a much more prominent role in political affairs, as though one person's rule would be limited to their realm, families in entirety could rule vast swathes of land. Looking to empower the religious authorities once more, the Sacred Guard was created in 44 BCE, an alliance of the most powerful orders of each deity, in order to crush anti-shviesist states and leaders that opposed the orders.

Rise of The Sekriat Dynasty

The Sekriat family had long been powerful and influential, possessing valuable holdings concentrated in central eastern Auravas and the western fields. Though the family was sometimes beset with differences and power struggles, it generally trended towards stability. In 21 BCE, the King of what was largely considered the most prosperous region of the Sekriat realms died without a heir, beginning decades of intradynastic conflict for supremacy over the Sekriat realms. The most notable figure within this was King Adhren of Uravin, a kingdom on the eastern coast of Auravas. At just 26 years he proved to be an extremely competent leader and asserted Uravi supremacy over the disputed kingdom, garnering the animosity of many nobleman of the Sekriat dynasty. A failed attempt to take rule over the disputed kingdom away from Adhren by King Muriad was unsuccessful, and Adhren used the attack as a pretext to launch his own attack on Muriad and his allies, eventually seizing control of their realms as well. After Adhren's victory over Muriad, the remaining states of the Sekriat family swore loyalty to Adhren, and he proclaimed the creation of the Sekriat Kingdom. Adhren's expansionist attitudes are believed to be the influence of his senior advisor, Pakrantos, who was deeply interested by the Confederation and strongly believed in the restoration of a unified Auravasi state.

Though Adhren was a devout follower of Nešvaminti, the Sacred Guard was concerned of his rapidly growing influence and used his attacking of family members, as violence against family is heavily frowned upon in Shviesism, as a pretext to attack Adhren and put and end to the Sekriat Kingdom in the Sacred War (16 BCE - 13 BCE). Once again, however, Adhren repelled the attack and went on the offensive, subjugating the 14 states of the Guard one by one until no independent state was left of the alliance. After the fall of their states, the Sacred Guard converted to a Shviesist military order and would persevere for centuries. After the fall of the Sacred Guard, Adhren became attached to the idea that it was his destiny to unite Auravas, despite the death of Pakrantos during the Sacred War, and he went on a series of conquests against the remaining states of Auravas, culminating with the Siege of Drydalos, the final non-Sekriat stronghold, in 3 BCE. During the final stages of the siege, however, Adhren suddenly became ill, and passed away shortly after the siege concluded, thrusting his son Soroda into leadership of a kingdom beset with numerous rebellions of the regions and vassals his father had subjugated in the decades prior. Soroda quickly rallied his forces and was able to put down the rebellions in rapid succession, and passed the Edict of Uravin, stripping power from his autonomous vassals and proclaiming himself King of Auravas, the first person to do so. This Edict is widely considered to be the founding of Auravas.

Kingdom of Auravas

The Famine of the Sun

Merely four months after the ascension of Soroda to the throne of Auravas, a meteor struck the Great Tear of the Moon island in modern day Tavaris, the beginning of the Common Era calendar. In the days after the event, it was at first regarded as a good omen of a new age in Auravas, but once effects of famine began to set on the peninsula, interpretations of the event shifted from a good omen to a divine trial, testing the mettle of the new kingdom. Soroda's military expertise would extend to administrative skill, however, and his administration was able to keep the kingdom stable during the years of the famine. The name "Famine of the Sun" comes from the description of the meteor's descent through the atmosphere from astronomer and philosopher Latar of Nyrska, who noted that in the midwinter of that year, a strange second sun appeared in the night sky for a few hours, then equally as quickly, disappeared beyondn the horizon.

Kalanan Wars

Though the mainland had united, Kalana had not recovered from the divisions of the Broken States period, still being split into a variety of kingdoms. In 71 CE, King Novor of Cadin met with King Vorsin, son of Soroda, offering to swear loyalty to the Auravasi Crown if given supplies and troops to deal with a losing war against the stronger Kingdom of Even. Though many advisors of the crown opposed the support, not seeking to invest the country in a war already going poorly, but Vorsin eventually agreed to Novor's offer, sending troops to support Cadin, which would eventually defeat the Evens and emerge victorious. Now possessing a small holding on the island, Vorsin turned his attention to uniting Kalan under his rule, and, supported by the regional nobles in Cadin, removed Novor from power, who wanted to avoid war and focus resources on constructing his new capital, a city that would eventually become Nov Kalan. With complete Auravasi control over the Kingdom, Auravas undertook a number of conquests of Kalana, eventually uniting the island in 95 CE.

First Southern Campaign

Following the Kalanan Wars, the Kingdom of Auravas established a doctrine of naval supremacy in the southern Sea of Gondwana, and its main rivals in this goal were the remaining city states of Kaskada, and while alone they posed no danger to Auravasi supremacy, many states united into leagues for collective defense and trade policy, threatening Auravasi hegemony. In 334, after a failed assassination attempt on King Akau of Auravas, which Auravas blamed on the Zemeprievadain city-state of _____, Auravas invaded and occupied the port city of _____, a member of a much larger Zemeprievadain league of states, many of whom mobilized against Auravas in response.

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Auravas' decisive victory gave the Kingdom control of most of the Zemeprievadain city-states north of the Kaskadan Mountains, and by extension control of Unovian trade.

Mervi Plague

With the defeat of many of the Zemeprievadain states, Auravas gained a new dominance over trade routes in the Sea of Gondwana, and this coupled with the prosperity Auravas had enjoyed for the past few centuries had led to large scale population growth and interconnectivity within the country. However, this combination of population and connection would prove a ripe ground for disease to take hold. The first recorded case of the Mervi Plague was in the city of Mervus, a east coast town near the modern day border between Auravas and Zemeprievadai. In 533, local official records note a strange disease afflicting a man named Pirin Esetl, and over the next few days, this disease would spread to the other residents of the city. As Mervus was a semi-major port city, the plague's origin is speculated to be abroad and brought to Auravas through naval trade. From there, the plague rapidly spread throughout the country, with the extensive routes and dense population of Auravas aiding in its spread. Even the royal family was not spared from the disease, as many children of the king, King Eorent, caught the disease and passed away. Only by 539 did the plague loosen its grip on Auravas, by this point taking many lives.

Modern analysis of the disease is split on the exact nature of the disease, though most scholars consider the disease to be a form of smallpox. There is no one ancient interpretation of the disease, though many believed it was a divine curse or even a sign of the world's end. This disease would cripple Auravas, a significant blow to its economy, population, and living standards, and trigger the Two Centuries of Disaster, which would only end due to the efforts of King Tasin and King Asuna during the Rejuvenation. During this period, wars and poor rulership would continue to plague Auravas after the actual plague crippled it.

Second Southern Campaign

After a disastrous 6th century characterized by poor rulership compounded with a devastating plague that significantly weakened Auravas, the relatively inexperienced King Drasin decided that another great conquest such as that of his ancestor King Akau would help reunify the Kingdom and partially pacify the unrest that had characterized the preceding decades, and declared a second great campaign against the city-states of Kalana in 635. This war would prove disastrous to Auravas, as an already weakened Auravas clashed with numerous forces over the course of four bloody decades, a conflict complicated even more by the beginning of the Adreni-Sekriat Wars in 659. Though the war ended with only minor territorial concession due to Adreni opposition to large losses, Auravas' position as foremost power in Kaskada was greatly threatened and Auravas was thoroughly humiliated.

Adreni-Sekriat War

With the disastrous war with the city-states of Kaskada only adding on to the issues Auravas had been facing for decades, support for the deposition of the ruling Sekriats was very widespread. In 659, a member of the powerful Adren family named Tasin, raised an army to challenge the rule of the Sekriats, beginning the Adreni-Sekriat wars. For the first 12 years of this conflict, it was effectively a part of the Second Southern Campaign, as the city-states sent military support to Tasin. After 12 years of conflict, The Treaty of Roavis, the city of Roavis at the time being occupied by Adreni forces, was signed, effectively ending the Second Southern Campaign by making peace between Auravas and the city states, though the skillful diplomatic maneuvering of the Adreni ambassador prevented major territorial losses to the forces of the city-states. The Treaty also forced the Sekriat crown to place a number of dominions under the control of the Adren family, creating a peace that would only last 3 years.

Due to the massive cost of the Second Southern Campaign, the crown embarked on a large scale tribute collection campaign from their various demands, tribute which lands under Adreni control refused to pay. In 674, a military force entered the Adreni controlled city of Patarana and were forced out by a local military force, reigniting the war. This would precipitate a large number of revolts, as many of the people in Auravas were not satisfied with the terms of the Treaty of Roavis, and would reignite the Adreni-Sekriat War till King Etran, the son of Akau, who died near the end of the Second Southern Campaign, would step down and allow Tasin to take the throne in 690. Due to the two devastating wars, the 7th century is often known in Auravas as the Bloody Century.

The Rejuvenation

Tasin inherited a Kingdom crippled by a century of division and bloodshed, further exacerbated by poor Sekriat rule. To restore Auravasi power, King Tasin began a process known as the Rejuvenation, a large scale administrative, policy, and military reform. Tasin would pass away in 714, his son, King Asuna, would continue the Rejuvenation. The Rejuvenation was a massive success and is regarded as one of the greatest achievements of the Kingdom, and by 729 the Kingdom would recover to its pre war strength, zealous for revenge against the city-state coalition that had humiliated it.

Third Southern Campaign

As Auravas returned to its pre-war power, demand to strike against the city-states of Kaskada rapidly rose, and in 737 the reassembled Auravasi military moved into occupy areas that had been ceded to the city states in the Treaty of Roavis, an act of war against the city-state coalition. After initial clashes around the occupied zones, the Auravasi military rapidly advanced south and east, with the military reforms and the city-states still recovering from the Second Southern Campaign giving Auravas a major advantage. Much of Auravas' military success in this war was attributed to two extremely skilled generals in the military, Saravo Tikra and Karad Edrat, whose military skills greatly drove the Auravasi advance, one example of which is seen in the Battle of Itrazano, in which a 14000 strong Auravasi force led by Tikra decisively defeated a 25000 strong coalition force.

by 743, large swathes of coalition territory had been occupied by Auravas, and they had established land and naval dominance over the forces of the coalition. The end of the war saw a massive expansion of Auravas, who now controlled nearly all of the coastline formerly possessed by the city states as well as much inland territory. Due to his accomplishments with the Rejuvenation and the Third Southern Campaign, King Asuna would become the most recognized and respected of the Kings of Auravas and would be granted the title of King Above All Kings in 1743.

Era of Asuna

The period between the end of the Third Southern Campaign and the Auravasi-Liesvozian wars is known as the Era of Asuna, and is known for the prosperity and increase in power Auravas saw during this era. In this period, Auravas was the largest and most influential power in the Kaskada region.

The Auravasi had regularly traded with the natives of Hayaneste for their valuable raw resources and had established a significant naval presence in and around the Floosian Strait due to their status as a major naval trading power. In order to expand Auravasi trade and influence and entrench it deeper into the strait, King Asuna saw it fit to establish a holding on the shores of the strait itself. In 750, a fleet funded by the crown and under the command of naval commander Apitim Osna landed at a site on the northeast coast of Hayaneste, where modern day Ewising stands and established the city of Sevnik. Over the next few years, the city would see rapid development and expansion, partially sponsored by the Auravasi government. The reaction of the Hlenderian natives, who had already established regular interaction with the Auravasi through trade, received the new settlement quite amicably, and trade between the citizens of Sevnik and by proxy Auravas and the native peoples sharply increased in the following decades. Sevnik gave Auravas a southern port and an even more firmly established position in the strait, and numerous expeditions were launched from the city bound eastward up the Gondwanan coast and possibly to Arcturia.

Auravasi-Liesvozian Wars

Around the late 800s, far deeper into the Kaskadan forests than Auravas had ventured, the city-state of Liesznadozacji began to gain power. After it had taken control over the polity of Podporzavozia in the closing years of the 800s, Liesznadozacji (at this time, formally known as the United Dominions of Liesznadozacji-Podporzavozia) embarked on a rapid unification campaign in modern day Korcetta and Strazsko, and in 959, merged the realms of Liesznadozacji and Podporzavozia to form the Great Kingdom of Liesvozia. The period between 959 and 968 is known as the Twenty Year Standoff, as the expansionist ambitions of Liesvozia came to a halt at the borders of the established Kingdom of Auravas.

In 968, Liesvozia invaded the Auravasi territory that corresponds to modern day Zemeprievadai, beginning the Auravasi-Liesvozian Wars, a period of consecutive conflicts between Auravas and Liesvozia, primarily over contested territory in modern day Zemeprievadai, eastern Korcetta, and southern Auravas. The first of these conflicts, started in 968 by the Liesvozian invasion, is called the First Zemeprievadain war. Auravas set up a defensive line against Liesvozia in the mountains at the border, but Liesvozian forces overran those of Auravas in the eastern mountains, and fighting soon engulfed Zemeprievadai, causing large scale destruction and famine. After seven years of fighting, a peace treaty was drawn up in which Auravas would cede portions of their Zemeprievadain territory to Liesvozia.

Peace would only last for so long however, as in 980 Liesvozian forces crossed the Kaskadan mountains to the west and invaded modern day western Korcetta in what has been described as one of the most successful Liesvozian military campaigns, with Auravas losing much of their southern coastal territory to Liesvozia.

After the conquest of western Korcetta, the Liesvozian crown moved their capital to a city which inhabited the area that modern day Portmorski inhabits, due to its location on the Sea of Gondwana. As many powerful nobles in the east believed they would lose influence due to this change, many rose in revolt against the crown in 987. Seeing the temporary weakened state of the Kingdom of Liesvozia, Auravas invaded their former territory in hopes of reclaiming some of it. As Liesvozia did not have enough troops to fight on both fronts, a hasty peace was signed with Auravas, with Liesvozia ceding many of the territories that Auravas had lost in the preceding decades. Though Auravas continued to economically support the revolting nobles, the rebellion was eventually crushed by the Liesvozian crown.

Using economic support to engage with Auravas in warfare once again in 997, Liesvozian forces once again made major gains against Auravas, much more than they had in the preceding conflicts. Though Liesvozia had land superiority, a parallel conflict occurred at the time known as the War at Sea, in which Liesvozian naval forces were completely wiped out by the Auravasi navy.

The final war in this conflict is known in Auravas as the Humiliation War, as Liesvozia completely occupied all of the gains of the Kingdom of Auravas, as well as much of southwestern Auravas. The final peace occurred in 115, ceding large swathes of territory to the ascendant Liesvozian Empire and marking the end to the Era of Asuna and Auravasi hegemony in the region, establishing a dynamic that would continue to exist for over 200 years, until the Kaskadan Succession War.

Era of Liesvozia

As the ability of Auravas to project influence across the Sea of Gondwana declined with successive losses to the Liesvozian Empire, Sevnik became more and more disconnected from Auravasi authority, and within a few decades of the final Auravasi defeats in the Auravasi-Liesvozian Wars, the city had asserted its independence, transforming into a very wealthy city-state that lived off trade.

Kaskadan Succession War

The 13th century in Liesvozia had been characterized with large scale unrest, with poor rulership and lack of authority leaving many areas to suffer frequent raids by bandits, as well as the rapidly growing Silvist movement within Niabism clashing with the traditional Niabist beliefs of Liesvozia. In 1267, a large scale Silvist insurgency movement erupted, declaring the creation of the Silvist Kingdom of Korćetta, its epicenter being the southern shores of Lake Kaskada, where the Silvist movement had seen the greatest popularity. At first, Auravas would only send aid to the insurgency, but after a non-Silvist revolt in Zemeprievadai, King Partakol gave the order for Auravasi forces to invade the crumbling Liesvozian Kingdom.

The Kaskadan Succession war would seal the fate of the Liesvozian Kingdom, as, especially after a third revolt in modern day Stražsko in 1269, the Kingdom did not have enough troops to counter all of its enemies. The war was especially brutal on the Korćettan front, as the zealous Silvist forces destroyed Liesvozian churches in occupied land and imprisoned or massacred thousands of non-Silvist Niabists, and non-humans. The war was not a unified front against the Liesvozians, as Auravas and the insurgency groups clashed against one another to contest the borders of what would follow Liesvozia. In October of 1271, the Conference of Dobrogost was held, in which the post-war borders were discussed and finalized, with auravas reclaiming their pre-southern campaigns land.

Silvist Conflicts

Though it had received a major victory in the Kaskadan Succession War, Auravas immediately faced the rapid spread of Silvism, further driven due to the presence of the Silvist Korcetta in much of what was Liesvozia. General mistrust of Silvism was further exacerbated by extreme violence against non-humans by Silvist groups, particularly in the southern regions with large human populations, where non-human populations are estimated to have decreased by around 20% between 1271 and 1284 due to violence and emigration. In 1284, King Partakol enacted the Edict of Unity, banning the practice of Silvism in the Kingdom and the Edict of Persecution, which began formal cooperation between the Kingdom of Auravas and the Sacred Guard, which had gained significant influence during the Era of Liesvozia, in order to persecute and root out Silvism from Auravas. Communities across the Kingdom ripped apart because of the intense Silvist violence, many extremist groups now targeting human non-Silvists, who were seen as collaborating with the non-humans, or the equally as intense violence returned by Shviesist forces. Silvist forces were further bolstered by many nobles in the south taking advantage of Auravas' recent suzerainty over them to convert to Silvist and maintain an additional level of autonomy.

The conflicts continued for decades and culminated when, in 1323, a number of major Silvist nobles declared the separation of their territories from the suzerainty of the Uravin monarchs, instead recognizing the authority of a Silvist monarch with a power base in the city of Krainazlota, leading to the Krainazlota War being an often used name for the last phase of the Silvist Conflicts. The victory of the forces of Uravin in the Krainazlota war in 1328 finally put an end to meaningful Silvist resistance, including killings of non-humans, and reaffirmed Adreni control over the state, though the Silivists were granted some liberties and the right to practice their beliefs except pro-human sentiment.

Maritime Expansion

Auravas emerged from the Silvist Conflicts a far more militaristic and centralized state than it entered it, the territories gained during the Succession war now firmly under control of the monarch. Auravas significantly built up its naval forces, the power of which had declined during the Era of Liesvozia, and significant interest in the pre-Liesvozian era of Auravas emerged, partially due to its powerful presence, particularly on the seas, and this interest quickly expanded to other elements Pre-Liesvozian Auravas, such as architecture and painting, creating a rebirth of the peak of Auravasi culture. The novel The Voyages, written in 1344 by Oras Tasik and chronicling the journeys of an early 9th century Auravasi navigator, is regarded as a key work of Auravasi literature and has contributed greatly to the modern understanding of both the evolution of the Auravasi language as well as Auravasi views of previous eras during the time period.

Over the course of the 14th and 15th centuries, Auravas would extensively explore and revive trade in the areas around it, constantly pushing farther and farther into uncharted or poorly mapped territory. In 1395, admiral Nakaz Sivprasra led a large expedition along the western coast of Gondwana, reaching the Sultanate of Sayyed, bringing back large quantities of jewelry and Sayqidi literature. Further contact between the two civilizations would be established in the coming decades, with a number of trade-focused treaties being organized between the states, giving Auravasi merchants a near monopoly in Cerenerian Southwest Gondwanan trade.

With the resurgence of Auravasi power in the 1300s, repossessing and expanding its former hold on trade was made a priority. In the centuries since its independence, Sevnik had continued to function as a trade nexus, building up a substantial naval force to defend against pirates and empires. In 1385, an advance force of Auravasi ships was repelled by the bulk of the Sevnik navy off the coast of the mainland, but it was followed by a more substantial fleet that engaged and decisively defeated the Sevnik navy. With the resistance destroyed, the Auravasi force was able to sail into the Sevnik harbor, taking the city with the help of an overland force. The next few decades would see a number of new Auravasi settlements across the northern coast of Hayaneste. While the former governors of the city-state of Sevnik were disinterested in further expansion on the island and maintained cordial relations with the native Hlenderian people for trading and defense purposes, the new Auravasi settlements would rapidly grow and begin to settle deeper into the island. This expansion incurred resistance from many of the native groups, who led coordinated attacks on the colonies, which the colonial forces frequently returned in kind. By the mid-1400s, Auravas had control of the general territory of modern day Joralesia.

Auravasi Golden Age

WIth the rise of Auravasi maritime power in the 14th and 15th centuries, Auravas having reestablished itself as a regional great power by 1500, the country saw a sharp increase in wealth and prosperity, triggering a high period of Auravasi art and religion, as well as science and political theory to an extent, that would last from mid 16th to mid 17th centuries.

The Auravasi art form of Avente Art, arising in the mid 1500s evolved as a reaction against the grandeur of the Tahyan art style that had characterized the previous centuries, emphasizing naturalistic portrayals of the everyday man, though Tahyan art persisted in a limited form known as Late Tayhan due to the patronage of a select few nobles. Theater and similar entertainment groups gained great prominence, with a particular focus on the tragedy and the comedy, through other genres did gain some prominence. It is in this era that famous playwrights such as Ekru Potnasa composed their plays.

With the introduction of the printing press, the production of literature soared due to the support of King Kasri "The Enlightened", a major proponent of literacy and considered one of the most important monarchs to Auravasi cultural history. This combination of literacy and patronage transformed Uravin into a center of book production and anchored Auravas as a key link in the book trade. An incredibly diverse array of works was printed in Auravas, with accurate translations of ancient Auravasi texts becoming very widespread, and many texts by the cultures Auravas encountered through its extensive trade networks found their way to the printing presses of Uravin. Auravasi domestic literature reached new heights in prominence and diversity, with many key figures of the Auravasi classics working during this period. This extremely open approach to printing and production would be one of the driving factors behind the scientific and religious changes which would occur later into the period.

The Auravasi philosophies and sciences also grew to great prominence during this period. King Kasri was also a major sponsor of education, and an in-depth school and university system quickly took root in the country. Due to the prominence and relative freedom of the printing industry in Auravas, the ideas of many Auravasi philosophers and scientists rapidly spread throughout the country, alongside works by other philosophers and scientists who had immigrated to Auravas for these reasons. The philosophical breakthroughs of this period focused on numerous subfields, from politics to religion, and many works would set the foundations for the intellectual revolution. The Auravasi sciences also prospered in numerous fields such as astronomy, engineering, mathematics, biology, and physics.

One of the most prominent parts of the Auravasi Golden Age was the diversification of religious belief. With the widespread usage of the printing press and the rise in literacy, older religious texts gained new prominence and spread alongside contemporary religious movements, which also rapidly spread, both challenging the conventional notions of Shviesism in Auravas. The most prominent sect that diverged from orthodox Shviesism in this period was Antoya, which [religionstuff]

Auravasi-Ethalrian Rivalry

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Union With Zemeprievadai

Over the 1500s, the Zemeprievadain parliament, rapidly gaining influence in the country, had been in conflict with the consolidation efforts made by the Zemeprievadain monarchy, the Urtos dynasty. Taking the throne in 1596, Queen Celestinas was the latest in a series of unpopular monarchs. Over the next 14 years of her reign, Queen Celestinas would institute a number of policies that drew power away from the parliament and invested more absolute power within herself. Not only did her policy draw political power away from the mercantile elite, her economic policy also damaged their wealth, leading to severe unpopularity among the upper class of Zemeprievadain society. In the later months of 1609, a secret meeting was organized among a number of parliament members to determine a course of action, and in the end it was decided that King Skira of the Auravasi Adreni dynasty would be an ideal candidate for the throne due to his popularity and expansionist ideals as well as the royal ties the Adreni dynasty and the Urtos dynasty had established in the previous centuries. An envoy was sent to King Skira, promising parliamentary support for an invasion in return for the formation of a personal union rather than complete integration and greater parliamentary rights in Zemeprievadai.

After some discussion in Auravas, King Skira decided to agree to the proposal of the Zemeprivadain parliament and, with the support of the Zemeprievadain parliament, rapidly assembled an invasion force. Queen Celestinas was not completely oblivious to the efforts of her parliament, and, correctly suspecting military resistance to her rule, assembled an army with the support of a number of loyalist nobles. In March of 1610, Skira invaded Zemeprievadai and initially faced little resistance, but clashed with loyalist forces in Zagjis. Auravasi forces captured Siaulme in late April with little resistance, as Celestinas and her forces had fallen back to the east of the country, establishing a temporary base of operations in the loyalist Pakzys. With Siaulme firmly in parliamentary control, Skira embarked on an expedition to rid Zemeprievadai of Celestinas, decisively defeating her in battle in early July, after which Celestinas went into hiding. Though many towns in eastern Zemeprievadai claim that the Queen fled there after her defeat, Celestinas' ultimate fate is currently uncertain. Upon his return to Siaulme, negotiations commenced between the parliament and King Skira. Eventually, Skira was declared King of Zemeprievadai in return for passing the Decree of Parliamentary Rights, empowering the Zemeprievadain parliament.

Intellectual Revolution

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Republican Revolution

By the end of the 18th century, Auravas was deeply in debt due to its recent expensive wars, still reeling from [insert war], and the effect this had on the lower classes was accentuated by a series of bad harvests. Furthermore, the ideals of the Intellectual Revolution had spread rapidly through the country, putting many figures in opposition to the increasingly authoritarian regime of King Ikasvau. On May 6th, 1783, open revolt broke out in Uravin after a declaration of a new tax to be imposed on all but the nobility to pay off the royal debt. The revolters, at first armed with crude peasants weapons, raided a series of munitions depots in the city, sheer numbers overwhelming the guards, and stormed the royal palace only to find the King had departed and was gathering forces to retake the city. The city held out for 1 and a half months in which the revolutionaries formed the Assembly to draft a constitution for the nation in the absence of monarchical authority, but the assembly was sharply divided along those who supported the establishment of a republic and those who supported the the process was interrupted on June 21st when monarchist forces retook the city in an event known as the Bloody Solstice. Though almost a fourth of the assembly was killed or imprisoned on the Bloody Solstice, the remaining members of the Assembly reconvened a few dozen miles outside of Uravin, rallied around a prominent republican named Kaoto Verlan. The monarchist massacre on the solstice had radicalized the remaining members of the Assembly and the Declaration of Independence of the People of Auravas was ratified with the First Constitution of the Republic on August 19th, declaring the formation of the Republic of Auravas.

Though the Bloody Solstice sharply increased unrest across the country, the revolution may have died that day if not for the efforts of Atvask Ekinistir and the Society of Revolutionary Change, a republican organization that had risen in the years leading to the revolution and was established across the country. Ekinistir's fiery writing in the weeks following the Solstice was rapidly distributed across the country by the Society, also actively promoting revolutionary efforts. With the country already primed for full scale revolution, this proved to be the igniting spark, and by mid February of next year, a substantial portion of the country was occupied by revolutionary forces. To this day, Atvask Ekinistir is considered a hero of the nation and a symbol of revolution. The primary focus of the new republican government was reorganization of occupied territories and preservation of the monarchist forces which still held much of the country, assembling the Republican Army of Auravas through mass conscription in occupied territories, which caused a number of minor counter-revolutionary revolts. The Assembly abolished noble titles, confiscated noble land, and severed ties to the Shviesist religion. The revolution progressively took on a more anti-religious tone, leading to the destruction of temples. By October, Uravin had fallen to revolutionary forces once again, though the King had long since relocated to the staunchly loyalist city of Edveka on the west coast.

Seeking support against the revolutionary forces, Ikasvau appealed to the nobility of Zemeprievadai, which had been in personal union under Auravas since 1610. Over the last 2 centuries, the nobility of Zemeprievadai had grown fed up with the personal union due to the usage of Zemeprievadain resources to fight Auravasi wars and the prioritization of the needs of Auravas over Zemeprievadai, but Auravasi power had not given them many opportunities to break free. Now, however, the Auravasi crown was significantly weakened by the revolution, placing the Zemeprievadain parliament in a favorable negotiating position. In return for supporting the King against the revolution in Auravas, the parliament demanded the breaking of the personal union and the institution of a native Zemeprievadain dynasty to the throne, a demand that Ikasvau was reluctant to agree to as this would be a significant blow to Adreni and Auravasi power. However, continual rebel gains in Auravas and fears among the Zemeprievadain upper class of a similar revolt in Zemeprievadai expedited the negotiation process and find a resolution. It was eventually decided that the line of succession in Zemeprievadai would change and the youngest son of King Ikasvau would take power in Zemeprievadai, while his oldest son would take power in Auravas. This would break the personal union with Zemeprievadai upon Ikasvau's death in 1816 but preserve the Adreni dynasty in the country.

By late 1785, the Assembly was fracturing once again. The radically democratic Antak Faction, the most prominent opposition to the Verlan Faction, currently in power, was against the restrictions of voting imposed by the First Constitution. In February, the Antak Faction established themselves in the highly radicalized Uralia City and declared the Second Constitution, effectively severing the revolution into two. Over the next few months, both the Antaks and the Verlans, under pressure of the opposition to each other and the continual conflict with monarchist forces, engaged in a crackdown against perceived counter-revolutionary movements and people in their occupied areas, leading to further opposition of the forces in power and fracturing of the revolutionary movement. In the spring of 1786, monarchist forces, with the backing of the Zemeprievadain nobility, made large scale advancements in the wake of a wave of counter-revolutionary revolts, retaking Uravin on May 23, practically dissolving the Verlan forces. The Antak would not last much longer, with Uralia City falling to monarchical forces on August 4th of that year.

Inter-revolutionary Period

The 19th century in Auravas was characterized by rapid industrialization and pushes for reform in the wake of the unsuccessful revolution. In 1816, King Ikasvau died, severing the personal union with Zemeprievadai which had existed for over 200 years and bringing Ikasvau's son, King Itirn, to the throne. As Auravas shifted towards an industrialized economy, population, urbanization, and production exploded, but so did economic inequality in the form of a growing division between the working class and upper class, triggering the rise of the Auravasi labor movement. The early-mid 1800s saw the rise of workingmen's associations to advocate for the rights of the working class, though these associations were suppressed by aristocratic forces. Working class agitators rose to prominence in Auravas such as Atan Pivola, who initiated the first coherent worker's rights movement, Pivolism, which advocated for democracy, universal (sometimes male) suffrage, and worker's rights. Pivola continued to be a notable figure in Auravas till his imprisonment and execution in 1832, which triggered the Sunday Uprising, suppressed by Auravasi military forces and leaving over 150 rioters dead. To pacify the working class in the wake of the Uprising, the late 1830s saw Itirn remove a number of restrictions on trade unions, an incredibly controversial move as many powerful figures were concerned over the organizing power of the working class. The 1830s and 40s saw the emergence of prominent figures in the recently expanding socialist movement, and the incorporation of socialist ideals into the associations and unions. One of the early prominent worker's associations which explicitly incorporated socialist ideals was the syndicalist Federation of Auravasi Workers (FAW). However, the working class still lacked a political venue to voice their grievances. Itirn would eventually abdicate, allowing his younger brother, King Mir, to take the throne in 1855, who quickly reinstated the restrictions on worker organization. This led to the Red Revolt, the largest revolutionary movement of the inter-revolutionary period, in which mass strikes evolved into an anti-monarchy uprising. The uprising ended with the Concessions of 1855, also known as the Eleventh Hour Concessions, as they would eventually turn out to be far too little and too late. The concessions instituted a parliament termed the Assembly and limited suffrage, though votes were weighted by wealth and the Assembly was functionally powerless. Despite this, a number of socialist parties formed, the most prominent of which being the Party for Socialism and Democracy in Auravas (PSDA) Economic upswing led to a small stagnation of the labor movement in the 1860s, but the 1870s brought the Second Industrial Revolution and the prospect of continental war.

Gondwana Straits War

Tensions between Auravas and Nagato had skyrocketed over the course of the 19th century as the two naval powers contested for dominance over trade routes in Gondwana. In mid July of 1875, Nagato launched an invasion of Auravas in order to seize a treaty port near the southern straits of Gondwana.

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Auravasi Revolution

Revolution

The war devastated the Auravasi economy after the upturn of the 60s, and the emergence of the war industry accelerated and accentuated the developments of the Second Industrial Revolution. Though the initial phases of the war saw nationalistic unity between the classes in the face of the Nagatoian invasion, these bonds dissolved as the war progressed and the economic state shifted. By the end of the war, the working class was fed up with the harsh industry reforms the government had instituted in order to continue the war effort, and many unions began to call for strikes as peace drew close. Upon the declaration of peace, demonstrations erupted across the monarchy in what was termed the Hundred Days, termed as such due to the approximately hundred days between the end of the war and the Declaration of Servitude. These demonstrations were not very organized and called for worker reforms in the wake of the policies and developments of the war, though most of the demonstrations were forcefully put down.

On November 24th, 1882, the government of Auravas released a statement, now widely known as the Declaration of Servitude, stating that wartime labor reforms would continue to exist until the economic situation in Auravas stabilized and that the planned elections for the Assembly would be suspended. It is generally considered that this declaration was the trigger for the Auravasi People's Revolution. In reaction to the Declaration, the Confederation of Auravasi Unions (CAU), the most influential trade union organization in Auravas, called a general strike, which rapidly escalated into an armed revolt as military forces clashed with groups of trade union members who raided weapons depots. As opposed to the disjointed demonstrations of the Hundred Days, the CAU quickly mobilized organized the riots into a united military force against the monarchy. Seeing the actions of the CAU, many other workers rose up alongside the CAU, and formed military units, the Independent Revolutionary Armies, that collaborated with CAU forces despite the lack of CAU membership. These revolting workers were joined by groups of veterans returning from the front lines, upset with the war and the monarchy. In the Assembly, the PSDA had grown to the second largest party by number of seats and the largest party by number of votes by a massive margin, only curtailed by voting weights. Following the eruptions of the CAU revolt, the PSDA faced a crisis, as the majority of its members supported the revolutionary action, but a portion of the PSDA, who were worried by the radicalism of the revolt, split off and formed the Moderate PSDA (MPSDA). On the same day, an independent revolt occurred in Uralia City where the monarchist national police were forcibly ejected from the city by the Uralia City Volunteer Guard (UCVG). As the northernmost Auravasi city and a city on the coast, Uralia City had seen some of the most fighting of any region of Auravas during the War. During the multiple year long siege of Uralia City, a volunteer army had been assembled, primarily from the working class neighborhoods of the city, and the army had radicalized in the later years of the war and the Hundred Days, during which it uneasily coexisted with government forces but never fully demobilized. As strikes and revolts erupted across Auravas on November 24th, so too they did in Uralia City, but in the city they were joined by the war-hardened UCVG.

As fighting erupted across Auravas, areas controlled by the CAU, the primary revolutionary force, began experimenting with new political structures in the void left by the lack of political authority. A number of regional administrative organizations emerged, termed the Regional Administrative Councils (RAC). Within these regional administrations, a process of expropriation and collectivization of previously privately owned resources commenced. As the revolution was strongest in highly industrialized regions, much of Auravas' industry underwent the socialization process. Without the traditional capitalists at the head of industry, worker councils and democratic cooperatives were assembled and power over the industry was transferred to them, while some industries were directly nationalized by the administration. The agricultural sector also underwent incredible land reform, with the deposition of landlords and the establishment of self-managed communes based on collective ownership and governed by assemblies. Revolutionary reform extended beyond just the economic sphere but also to the social sphere, as a reformist fervor spread through the revolution controlled territory. Numerous schools were constructed and efforts to promote literacy and healthcare were emphasized, and religion and its influence drastically declined, with a severing of ties between the RACs and the Shviesist organizations.

In Uralia City, a new government known as the Autonomous Worker's Commune of Uralia was established, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Auravas, while the UCVG turned on the government they fought with only months prior, defending the radicalized city from successive waves of monarchist forces. Within the city, a provisional administration was assembled out of the leading figures of the UCVG, and within months, elections were organized to assemble a governing council, which the UCVG recognized as the administrative authority of the city but continued to exist as the revolutionary armed forces of the Commune, and the leadership of the UCVG remained a prominent governing force within the city, practicing de-facto dual governance with the Council. Despite some ideological differences between members of the Commune, service in the commune was met with great revolutionary zeal and a variety of policies and decrees were passed, including the separation of church and state, abolition of child labor, and universal suffrage. Seizure of private property was not as extensive as in the RACs but many business owners fled the city in fear of worker violence, and their businesses were put under worker control.

The monarchy did not respond with complete passivity, however. With a mobilized army still partially under monarchical control as well as a police force and the backing of the panicked upper class, the monarchy was able to suppress the worker mobilization in a number of cities, instituting martial law in many suppressed territories. Soon, frontlines solidified as the crown attempted to hold on to its authority. In the capital of Uravin, urban warfare had broken out between the revolutionary forces and monarchist forces, with substantial territory, including the Assembly building, being held by the revolutionary forces but the Royal Palace being held by monarchist forces. In a show of power and confidence, King Mir had not evacuated the city, electing to stay in the Royal Palace. On August 3rd, 1883, the leader of the now mobilized PSDA, Sival Dyra, proclaimed the founding of the Republic of Auravas, triggering the August Clashes within the revolutionary-occupied territories as members of the PSDA and members of the RAC who were willing to incorporate with the newly formed republican government clashed with the RACs that wanted to preserve their existing regional council structures without the oversight of a national government who found authority through the Assembly. In the Uralia City Commune, a plebiscite was organized on the matter of recognizing the authority of the Republic of Auravas, ending in a majority supporting integration. Despite this, the city would remain functionally independent till post-war reforms.

As the clashes between pro-republic and anti-republic forces threatened to divide the revolutionary movement, many leaders began to fear a similar situation to the Republican Revolution, in which divides in the revolution would allow monarchical forces to overcome the movement and reinstate authority of the crown. In order to assemble a unified front against the monarchy, the various revolutionary forces met and created the Central Committee for the Revolution, uniting the various forces under the banner of the Auravasi Armed Revolutionary Forces, and eventually passing the Socialist Future Agreement on March 6th, 1884, which recognized the authority of the Republic of Auravas, under the provisional governance of the Central Committee, over the revolutionary forces while giving all members of the Central Committee a say in the post revolution political landscape.

By 1886, fighting in Uravin turned decisively in favor of the Revolutionary Forces as the socialists slowly forced their way through monarchist defenses. On July 26, the Revolutionary Forces finally reached the Royal Palace of Auravas and engaged in battle with members of the King's Guard. After the Guard was overcome, the Storming of the Royal Palace commenced, in which the armed revolutionaries and unarmed groups that had gathered during the battle stormed the Royal Palace and took King Mir captive, a massive blow to the monarchist movement, which was now rapidly losing ground to the Republic. With the fall of Uravin to the Revolutionary Forces, the city became the seat of the Central Committee, who began drafting plans for the post-war structure of the Republic. Once again, disputes over the organization of the Republic arose, with one group, dominated by the PSDA, advocating for a centralized parliamentary system while the CAU advocated for a more decentralized system of councils.

Meanwhile, monarchist forces persisted in some regions, rallying under the leadership of General Oro Saryun, who had taken control of the monarchist forces following the capture of King Mir. Though Saryun officially proclaimed he desired to restore the monarchy, his personal intentions were to establish a military dictatorship under his rule once asserting power over the country. He had begun to plot a coup to take over the administration, drawing support from the growing mistrust of the King among high level officers as the monarchists progressively lost more and more land, but the capture of the King by the rebel forces made the coup unnecessary. Under his command, the monarchist forces would hold out in small pockets across the country for several years, until the final monarchist stronghold fell to the Revolutionary Forces in 1887, and General Saryun committed suicide on September 2, marking the end of a unified government resistance.

Post-Revolution

As the revolution came to a close, intense debates raged in the Central Committee over the structure of the new republic, with different factions advocating for different methods of governance. Eventually, the differing groups came to agreement and the Constitution of the Republic of Auravas was passed by the Committee on June 9, 1887. This Constitution established a unitary socialist parliamentary democracy, in which the means of production are owned by the public and worker cooperatives. The Auravasi Armed Revolutionary Forces were incorporated into the new republic as the Armed Forces of Auravas. The constitution included many major reforms such as instituting universal suffrage, separating the church and state, and major labor reforms. The final part of the constitution called for the dissolution of the Central Committee for the Revolution and the passing of authority over the Republic to the Assembly upon the creation of the first government. The Autonomous Worker's Commune of Uralia was dissolved and merged with the political structures established for the rest of the country.

In the lead up to the first election, political factions consolidated along the lines of the factions in the revolution, with most pre-war parties besides the PSDA losing their support base due to their opposition to the popular revolution. The main two parties immediately post-war thus were the PSDA, with an already established party and place in the Assembly, and the newly formed Party of the Councils, which was comprised of those who supported a style of governance closer to the RAC's and leaned into anarchist and syndicalist ideology.

Republic of Auravas

Culture

Literature

Auravas has a long and rich literary history. The earliest deciphered literature in Auravas dates back to the poetic inscriptions made by the Heterad Civilization, most often found within temples and tombs. During the period between the Heterad domination of Auravass and the Urbanization period, the Heterad script falls out of use and the development of the Auravasi language begins. Literature begins becoming prominent during the urbanization period, during which written works explode in popularity and diversity, particularly within the Uravi dialect of the language. Auravasi texts touched numerous subjects, from military and philosophy to astronomy and geography. Equally as important was the expansion of other forms of literature such as lyrical poetry and theater, both of which greatly contributed to the development of the Auravasi language. The later years of the Urbanization period saw the development of prose literature, with notable Auravasi novels being composed in the last few centuries of the BCE era.

Literature in the early Kingdom of Auravas is characterized by a continuation of lyrical poetry and prose, with the development and expansion of different genres of literature, and the development of two key epics of Auravas, the _______ and ________. The destruction and hardship of the Two Centuries of Disaster leads to the development of poetry that sought to portray the suffering everyday Auravasi people go through, while prose went in a different direction, as historical fiction and early science fiction grew to great prominence. During the Revival and Era of Asuna, Auravasi literature saw further genre developments, continually distancing itself from the works of ancient Auravas, a trend that completely reversed during the Era of Liesvozia, as Auravasi authors emulated the styles of the Auravasi ancient works in an attempt to maintain cultural superiority in a political landscape that saw Auravas more marginalized than it had been in centuries.

The Auravasi Golden Age brought about a new age of literary development, widely considered to begin with the release of The Voyagers in 1344, and numerous key works of Auravasi literature were composed during this Age. With the emergence of the printing press, the patronization of monarchs, and the rising wealth and influence of Auravas, the country became known for an incredibly prominent printing industry. Along with the conventional poetry and prose of Auravas, the Golden Age saw the emergence of new philosophical and scientific texts as well as the spread of key religious texts such as ______, which played a major factor in the diversification of Auravasi religion. The Intellectual Revolution saw a sharp increase of philosophical works, many of which were influential in the political developments of the 18th and 19th centuries. The 19th century saw major developments in Auravasi novels, with the author Korro Tyranda being considered one of if not the greatest writer in Auravasi history. The 20th century saw the development of the ______ movement, which emphasized __________.

Fashion

Cuisine

Visual Arts

Architecture

Painting

Photography

Preforming Arts

Music

Cinema

Philosophy

Public Holidays

Name Date Notes
New Year's Day 1 January Celebrates the beginning of the Gregorian New Year
International Women's Day 8 March This national holiday was established to commemorate the brave history of women around the world
Founding Day
Worker's Day (AKA Labour Day) 1 May
Winter Celebration Day 21 June This day celebrates the winter solstice
Independence Day
Summer Celebration Day 21 December This day celebrates the summer solstice
Old Year's Day 31 December Celebrates the ending of the Gregorian Year

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Demographics

Population

The population in Auravas in 2024 is estimated to be 16,243,716.

Language

The official language in Auravas is Auravasi.

Education

Teachers

Tertiary Education

Adult education

Religion

Health

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Cities

The largest city in Auravas is the capital, Uravin.

Politics

Auravas is considered to be one of the most developed democracies in the world. The Republic of Auravas is a parliamentary representative democracy with universal suffrage and a unitary state, in which the Prime Minister is the head of state and government. Legislative power is excercised by the unicameral legislative, the Assembly. The Assembly can pass a law by simple majority of the 315 representatives, 215 of which are elected in 20 multi-member constituencies through single transferrable vote, and the remaining 100 allotted proportional to a nationwide party vote. Additionally, the Assembly is responsible for adopting the state's budget as well as appointing and exercising control over the government. Parliamentary elections must be held at least every 4 years and all Auravasi citizens can vote once they are 16 years old. Executive power is exercised by the cabinet of Auravas, which is presided over by the Prime Minister, who is the member of Parliament who can obtain the confidence of a majority in Parliament, usually through being the current leader of the largest political party or through a coalition government. Auravas has been ruled by coalition government many times as individual parties often do not have the electoral support to hold a majority within the Assembly. Members of the cabinet, called Ministers, are selected by the Prime Minister and and are the head of ministries. The current Assembly and government was elected in 2020. The current Prime Minister is ______, a member of ______, and the government is made up of ______. Auravas also has opportunities for direct democracy trough organizing referenda in certain situations.

The Assembly

PartySeats
Socialist People's Party86
The New Direction54
Union Party40
People's Alliance32
Peace and Labor Party26
Green Party25
Communist Party of Auravas18
Solidarity13
Party of the Councils9
Centre Party7
Reason Party3
Values Front2
Total315

Constituencies

Auravas is made up of 20 multi-member constituencies.

Cabinet

Portfolio Minister Took Office Party
Prime Minister
Minister of Finance
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Minister of Finance
Minister of Justice
Minister of Health and Welfare
Minister of Housing
Minister of Taxation
Minister of Climate
Minister of the Environment
Minister of Defense
Minister of the Interior
Minister of Food, Agriculture, and Fisheries
Minister of Industry and Business
Minister of Labor
Minister of Housing
Minister of Trade
Minister of Immigration
Minister of Children and Education
Minister of Research and Higher Education
Minister of Transportation
Minister of Culture
Minister of Kaskadan Cooperation
Minister of Housing
Minister of Local Government
Minister of Energy

Administrative Regions

Counties of Auravas
LocationAuravas
Number6
GovernmentAdministrative Council
SubdivisionsMunicipality

Auravas is a unitary state and is divided into 7 administrative regions, called counties and named for their location within Auravas, created in the 2011 Auravasi subdivision reorganization, prior to which had a system of 6 administrative regions named for their seat of administration. Their duties include managing public transport, environmental planning, some coordination of the education systems system, and more. The counties are administered through elected county assemblies, who elect the County Governor. The counties are further divided into 153 municipalities, which are governed by directly elected municipal councils.

County Seat of Administration Population
Capital Uravin
Center Kistrir
Northern Uralia City
Eastern Rikjarav
Western Roavis
Southern Purkatar
Kalana Nov Kalan

Judicial System and Law Enforcement

Auravas uses a civil law system where laws are created and amended in parliament and the system is regulated through the Courts of Auravas. It is comprised of the Supreme Court of Auravas as well as a multitude of lower courts. The judiciary is independent of the executive and legislative branches. While the Prime Minister nominates Supreme Court Justices for office, their nomination must be approved by Parliament. The Courts' has the duty of judicial review, to monitor the legislative and executive branches to ensure that they comply with provisions of enacted legislation. Auravas abolished the death penalty for regular criminal acts in ___ and for war-related crimes in ___. Auravas has been ranked highly in metrics of press freedom.

In general, the systems in place in Auravas are characterized by a high degree of transparency, accountability, and integrity, with occurrences of corruption being very rare.

Freedoms and Rights

Auravas is considered a progressive nation, with a wide variety of freedoms and rights.

Democratic Institutions

Auravas's government takes place within the framework of a parliamentary democracy, which brings certain democratic rights. Democratic rights include electoral rights, the right for citizens to take part (directly or indirectly) in government, and the right to equal access to the public service. Associated with these rights is the duty of each citizen to engage in public affairs. Electoral rights are the rights to vote for MPs and run for the Assembly and other positions. Auravas has universal suffrage, utilizing a secret ballot, and all citizens or permanent residents of Auravas who are ages 16 and above may vote. Freedom of association allows individuals to join other individuals and form groups that express, promote, pursue and defend common interests.

Judicial rights

Auravas has a variety of judicial rights. Arbitrary arrest is prohibited and detainees can challenge the lawfulness of an arrest. All persons within Auravas are eligible for a fair and public trial, where publicly funded access to a legal counsel of their choice is ensured. An independent and impartial judiciary is required under Auravasi law.

Capital Punishment

Capital Punishment is outlawed in Auravas.

Women's rights

Auravas has a wide array of women's rights. Discrimination against women is illegal, as well as rape, marital rape, sexual harassment and domestic abuse. There are dozens of domestic abuse shelters as well as a variety of 24/7 hotlines. Abortion is state funded and legal.

LGBT+ rights

Auravas is very welcoming of LGBT+ people. Discrimination on the basis of gender, sexuality, or romantic orientation is illegal, and the LGBT+ community has a variety of protections. Marriages between any two people are legally recognized, and LGBT+ people can freely adopt children. Education about different orientations and identities are mandatory in Auravas.

Foreign Policy

Auravas supports diplomatic efforts and humanitarian efforts. Auravas is a member of the International Forum General Council and of the Council of Gondwana (and it's subdivisions, the Gondwanan Community and the GSRI). Auravas has relatively strong ties with the nations of Gondwana through COG. Auravas has strong relations with Zemeprievadai. Auravas joined the Red Crown Economic Union in 2022, a economic, political, and defensive alliance primarily driven by the Federation of the Southern Coast. Auravas also joined the monetary union portion of the Union, replacing the original official currency, the Urav, with the Red Krone. Within the RCEU, Auravas houses the committee for Pre-Colonial History, Restoration and Protection (PCRP), which seeks to preserve the native cultural heritage of a country, especially one recovering from imperialism, by organizing and funding cultural education programs, language preservation programs, festivals, and more.

Military

The Armed Forces of Auravas were created in _____ out of the Auravasi Armed Revolutionary Forces following the people's revolution. Due to the failure of the original Auravasi Revolution, the Auravasi military would be generally well funded and decently sizable, and though those metrics have decreased in recent years due to the protection afforded by growing ties to the Federation of the Southern Coast, this trend has generally been maintained, especially due to the presence of Silvist Korćetta. Auravas relies on its proportionally substantial military force and the extensive Kaskadan mountain ranges for its overland defense, with portions of the mountains being fortified and ready to establish a defensive line in the case of southern invasion. The Auravasi navy was historically one of the most prominent forces in the Sea of Gondwana. This policy has been maintained to the modern day, with Auravas possessing a rank 4 blue water navy, due to Auravas' extensive coastline, strategic naval location, and lack of substantial nearby allies. The Armed Forces of Auravas also participated substantially in international conflicts, particularly against imperialist forces and in support of socialist forces. Some conflicts that the Armed Forces of Auravas have participated in include _____.

Economics

Auravas is considered a developed economy, has among the highest standards of living in the world. Auravas follows a ____ economic system, with ____. Public healthcare is free and parents have 60 weeks of paid parental leave. Hourly productivity levels and hourly wages in Auravas are among the highest in the world, and the egalitarian values have kept wage differences relatively low. Auravas is part of the Red Crown Monetary Union, making the official currency of Auravas the Red Krone.

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Resources

Auravas is a major exporter of fish and has large quantities of minerals in the Kaskadan Mountains.

Science and Tech

Scientific research and innovation has been a large part of Auravas, which devotes a considerable amount of money to R&D. Auravas is a founding member of the GSRI.

Infrastructure

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Transport

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Auravasi bullet train

Auravas has an extensive and one of the most dense rail systems in the world. Virtually 100% of the rail system is electrified, and it is used very frequently. High speed rail in Auravas is encompassed in the RailSpike project, which encompasses 2 main tracks on each side of the Kaskadan mountains, meeting in Uravin as well as through tunnels under the mountains. RailSpike extends into Zemeprievadai, going to Birskelis and Siaulme. These high speed bullet trains usually travel at around 260 km/h. Intra-urban rail is also highly developed, with extensive underground rail and tramway system. The rail system of Auravas is heavily connected with Zemeprievadai's. There have been efforts to decrease car usage, especially in major cities. Bike lanes and other bike related infrastructure is generally mandated, public transport is constantly being expanded, and there are certain ares of cities that restrict types of cars. There are regular ferry services from Kalana Island both to the Auravasi mainland and Zemeprievadai.

Tourism

Tourism to Auravas is a major industry, due to its expansive coastline, diverse landscapes, vibrant culture, and excellent infrastructure. The most visited city is Uravin. Much of the nature of Auravas remains unspoiled, especially in the south, and thus attracts numerous hikers and other nature-related tourists.

Energy

Auravas derives a large portion of its energy from nuclear power. Up until the 1960s, the primary energy source in Auravas was hydroelectric power, made viable by Auravas' abundant waterways and mountainous terrain. Due to concerns raised regarding the impact hydroelectric plants could have on the environment and with increasing ties to the Federation of the Southern Coast in the 60s, which had been stockpiling nuclear material and was undergoing its own transition to nuclear energy, Auravas also transferred to primarily nuclear power. Despite the shift, hydroelectric power has remained the secondary source of energy in Auravas, though Auravas has implemented a number of safeguards against extensive environmental degradation, including evaluating the potential environmental impact of a plant prior to construction and close monitoring and mitigation of such impacts, such as pathways for aquatic fauna and erosion control measures. Auravas conducts substantial research regarding the environmental impacts of nuclear and hydroelectric energy and how they can be made more efficient and safe, in collaboration with research institutes in the Council of Gondwana and the Red Crown Economic Union.

Geography

Topography

The terrain of Auravas
Mount Okesvi
The rivers of Auravas

Auravas has a rich and varied terrain, with low elevation shore areas and a spine formed by the Kaskadan Mountains.

Kaskadan Mountains

The Kaskadan Mountains is the mountain range that forms the "spine" of Auravas, and it extends into Zemeprievadai and Korcetta. The region of the mountains in Auravas is often referred to as the "spine of Auravas" as it runs down through the middle of the peninsula. The Kaskadan Mountains contain the highest pointt in Auravas, Mount Okesvi, at 3946 meters above sea level, located near the Auravasi-Zemeprievadai border.

A number of legislation has been passed to preserve the Kaskadan mountains, particularly glacial deterioration, addressed in the Auravasi climate policy, and sound pollution. In the late 20th century, a number of regulations on freight transport in the mountains were implemented, and an increased amount of funding has been funneled into rail projects in the mountains, including high-speed tunnels connecting the two main sides of RailSpike.

Kalana Island

Kalana Island's terrain is much flatter than the rapid elevation incline of the Auravasi mainland.

The climates of Auravas in the Koppen Climate Classification

Climate

Auravas has 4 different climates according to the Koppen climate classification. The eastern seaboard and the island dominated by Dfa, the western seaboard and northern tip with Cfb, the mountains with Dfc ,and the peaks with Dfd.

The Eastern seaboard and the island of Auravas have hot, humid summers and freezing cold winters, regularly dipping below 0 C. The western seaboard and the northern tip have less extreme weather, with cool winters, with the coldest month having an average temperature above 0 C, and warm summers. Rain and cloudy skies are frequent, but thunderstorms and severe weather are much more rare. In the main portion of the mountains, it is colder, with very cold winters and warm to cool summers. At the mountain peaks, winters are severely cold. Auravas does not have a rainy or dry season.

Environment

Flora

Fauna