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The Democratic Republic of Ayaupia (staynish)
Repuplical Paranacrassat an Ayopi (ayaupian)
Motto: United Through Borders
Anthem: People here and beyond, come together!
Location of Ayaupia (dark green)
on the continent of Gondwana (grey)
|Recognised national languages||Ayaupian, (Palayonian, Asconian, Nestonian)|
|Government||Federation Social Democracy Republic|
• Federal Counselors
|Vraastal Naaste, Rastur Cortec, Ulyelat Onosnel|
• Prime Minister
|Legislature||The Federal Assembly|
|The Tripartite Senate|
|The People's Comittee|
• The Federation Day
|July 20th, 1955|
• The States Establishment
|January 04th, 1890|
|181,200 km2 (70,000 sq mi)|
• 2020 estimate
• 2018 census
• Per capita
|ISO 3166 code||AYO|
Early settlements and civilisation
The earliest evidence of settlement can be traced back to 1 000 BE. The first lands to be colonised by early species were located in northwest Gondwana, near the Puvast river. Hard clay pot and rudimentary tools, as fishing nets, shovels or spades, were discovered all accross the coastal lands of current Nestonia. It is confirmed that there were felines, humans and elves living in the same areas, who were separated in distinct group of each species. Most of them lived in caves or along rivers, and probably lived of fishing, hunting and harvesting.
Symbols carved into the rock indicates that religious beliefs appeared very early, which might tell settlers were praising spirits, although it is uncertain if those were the origins of Vatoral religion. Small clay statues resembled later wooden totecs by many similar features, and were with no doubt the first religious items created.
However, during an event called the First Species War, which occured in 570 BE, felines kicked out humans and elves from the coast who migrated on the Torusta island. Humans and elves separated, and chose to split in two different nations. This period from 570 to 643 BE is called the "Great Separation".
During the Middle-Ages, the species practiced trades and various exchanges, establishing prosperous nations. The species themselves were divided into tribes. Some tribes were fighting or making alliances with each other. In ayaupian history, rivers were seen as the border between a tribe and another, they were the boundaries that stopped a community to go further. Crossing the river was seen as an invasion and was often used to conquer other territories. Some of them established themselves into sorts of kingdoms, where there is a chief (Cic), ruling over the tribe with its family and followers. Others formed into clans, with different "families", where one ruled the others and those paid tribute to them. But most of the tribes kept a "primitive" structure, with no ruling power and being made of communities interacting with each other.
Era of progress
Despite numerous conflicts, and the evolution of some territories, the state of these various tribes and kingdoms remained unchanged until the 18th century. Since then, different people started to get the idea of having a wider and larger identity, more than being in a tribe. The idea of consituent nations, where every member of a species would be united under one rule, rose and got more and more impact on the political life of Ayaupia.
However, the eve of the 19th century led to a colonial power threatening the land. The Salovian Empire started a conquest of current Ayaupia around 1841, and colonised the Piyecor and Ustacor islands. A coallition of asconian tribes engaged a war against the salovian coloniser, but has been proven unsuccessful, resulting into the complete colonisation of all asconian lands. That has been made possible by an alliance with the palayonians, whom have been promised to stay free by making an agreement. In few months, palayonian tribes were betrayed and colonised by surprise, therefore the colonial power using elves as well as humans to conquer nestonians. During 12 years, tensions rise all across the country, where rebellion spark in many cities and countryside villages. The revolt become an internal war between the natives and the coloniser, but there are conflicts between the three species as well, each of them accusing the other of the defeat against Salovia. In 1857, a treaty is made, giving the northerwestern islands and a part of Palescia to the empire. Various tribes chiefs are unsatisfied and war break up again in 1860. For the last 25 years, the conflicts ends up by the retreat of all colonial power except for a tiny bit in the northwest of today's Palescia province, which will become an important port for Salovia. That land has been given as a deal were it would keep being under salovian rule for 135 years, given back to Ayaupia after that period.
The beginning of united nations
Tribes started to federate under new states, many kingdoms and tribes unified. It is not until the end of the 19th century, in 1890, that the three current countries, Palayonia, Asconia and Nestonia, officialy established themselves.
The War of the Three Nations
A nationalist movement took over the countries during the beginning of the 20th century. Each nation had to live in a certain pride of themselves, and considered to be the only legitimate one in the area. Basing themselves on old myths from the Vatoral religion and each species prophet words, moreover accusating each other to be the reason of the defeat against Salovia, the countries began to be more and more aggressive toward each other. The ideology of ruling the island and purifying its territory was a very widespread one, and won the elections in the three countries. A succession of wars and various conflicts then occured, devastating the region.
The 20 years wars were so disastrous that at the end in 1948, the three countries decided to make a peace agreement and to federate into a peaceful union. It ended into creating Ayaupia (in ayaupian Ayopi, literally meaning "our nation"), a federal country where each constituent nation has its own rights and administration.
The country has its territory spread on continental land of Gondwana and the island of Torusta, which is the main island, plus the three islands of Ustacor, Upat Piyecor and Opat Piyecor. Ayaupia is divided between three constituent countries : Nestonia, in the mainland, goes from the coast to the mountain range of the Apumoo in the south. Palayonia is located in the southwestern part of the main island, stopping to the Pocapumian Mountains (Pocapumi), while Asconia begins from those same mountains to the northwest, covering the rest of Torusta and the three northwestern islands.
The highest elevation point is the Upoy Rol mount at 1,534 meters, in the Apumoo range. This range covers all the south of Ayaupia. The Pocapumi Mountains covers 2/3 of the main islands, while the other islands are entirely mountainous. Numerous rivers cross Ayaupia, as the Ulsta, the one who marks the border between the country and Scander, or those who approximately make the border between Asconia and Palayonia, the Astoril to the north, the Upyolat to the south.
Ayaupia is divided into three constituent countries (representing each species), which are divided into 17 provinces, those being divided into 90 subdivisions of different sorts, depending on the province which is administrating it. The province has its own right to decide how to subdivise its land, therefore there a three type of subprovincial divisions : departments, regions, territories.