Blaskog

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Kingdom of Blaskog

Konungariket Blåskog
Flag of Blaskog
Flag
Coat of arms of Blaskog
Coat of arms
Motto: Vi Kommer Att Behålla
We Will Maintain
Anthem: Nordsången
A Song From North
Capital
and largest city
Kungstad
Official languagesBlaskovian
Recognised regional languagesCodexian, Vaaran
Ethnic groups
  • Human 50.4%
  • Elven 36.5%
  • Tieflings 8%
  • Nekomimi: 3.1%
  • Other: 2%
Religion
Demonym(s)Blaskovian (Blåskogar)
GovernmentUnitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy (De Jure), Autocratic Constitutional Monarchy (De Facto)
• Monarch
Carl IX
• Prime Minister
Hilda Stenberg
LegislatureGreat Congress
Royal Council
Common Council
Establishment
• First Ulvrikian Settlement
949
• First Jarldoms
1166
• Grand Duchy of Blåhamn
18 July 1464
• Blåhalvön Act of Union
25 March 1773
• Treaty of Älvsborg
17 April 1855
Area
• Total
990,183.77 km2 (382,312.09 sq mi)
• Water (%)
5.2
Population
• Estimate
13,812,090
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
$ 828,7 billions
• Per capita
$ 60,000
Gini (2020)25.2
low
HDI (2020)0.932
very high
CurrencyUnited Krone (UKR) (BSK)
Time zoneBST (UTC +3)
• Summer (DST)
UTC +4
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
Mains electricity220 V/50 Hz
Driving sideright
Calling code+121
ISO 3166 codeBS, BSK
Internet TLD.bs, .bsk

Blaskog, officially the Kingdom of Blaskog (Blaskovian: Konungariket Blåskog), commonly known as Blaskovia, is a sovereign state located on the eastern part of Borea and several island chains nearby. It is bordered by Iturian Sea to the east, Vaaran Sea to the south and its only land border with Nystatiszna to the west. It also shares maritime borders with Volkia. With an area of about 990,000 square kilometres, Blaskog is the second largest Ulvrikian country in the world by area after Tretrid. It is a developed nation with high standard of living and universal social welfare. With sizeable economy of about $ 828 billion GDP, it is considered as a regional power. More than half of the population living in the southern part of the country due to the favorable warm continental climate. Blåskog is apart of NCEF since its founding, holding close relations with Norgsveldet and Eyjaria, but negative to hostile relations with Volkia.

Etymology and History

The name of Blaskovia or Blaskog is derived from combined Ulvrikian words blá (blue/clear/sparkle) and skóg (wood/forest) which could be translated as "Blue Forest" in Codexian or "Bluewoods" in Staynish. This name origin is from the fact that most of the land here is inhabited by a unique endemic species of deciduous tree, Blaskovian Cider Gum (Eucalyptus Blaskovii) which can be found throughout the country as far as 62N. Other name source is from the local Vaaran words buru and zaflak which actually have the same meaning. The name Blåskog itself first used as the name of the country after the 1773 Act of Union on which the strongest Blahalvonian state, Grand Duchy of Blåhamn, conquered and unified most of the states on the Blåhalvön Peninsula, and there are constitutional and administrative changes, and the new country choose this name. Blaskovia itself is a simplified version of the name in both Codexian and Staynish and start to used by around early 19th century.

Prehistoric Age

Middle Age

Viking Age

First Ulvrikian Migration

There are several debates among the historian regarding the first contact of the local Vaaran-speaking Zrei Elven and Ulvrikian-speaking people. The earliest manuscript found at Lugnvik is dated back on 949. The ancient script is written by Ulvrikian Runes and use some Ulvrikian words similar to the Eyjarian one, This evidence helped some linguists regarding the status of Blaskovian as one of the Vestravan Ulvric languages alongside Eyjarian. Most historian agree that most of them came from the fallen Ulvrikian Empire and forced to leave their homeland on the western Yasteria. Other source agree that they are come from Eyjaria from around 10th century due to the fact that the first conclusion is not historically accurate since the empire's fall is far before their arrival on the eastern Borea.

The Ulvrikian settled along the southern coast at the first time then continue to move further inland and search for the nearest islands to be settled. Most of them have a friendly relations with the local due the majority of them is actually Ulvrikian elves. They are intertwined with the locals and build a prosperous settlements along the coast. They're making trade with each other but there still not have a strong relations with each other which makes them vulnerable.

Viking Invasion

The first Viking invasion came from the Vestrava on late 12th century, destroyed most of the settlements along the southern coast, slaughtered and enslaved most of the local inhabitants. On the other side, the northern part of the country is filled with prosperous Vaaran Zrei states as Vaarea, Mahnzalin and Kubutvi. The earliest recorded raid dates back to 1141. After most of the coast is controlled by Ulvrikian Vikings, most of them finally established some puppet states and jarldoms and settled here, that was loyal to the Jarldom of Eyjaria. With Ulvrikian Elves being held in higher position then the native Zrei elves. With soon the classification of "light elves" being used to those that are Ulvrikian and "dark elves" for the native Zrei. Though it should be noted the treatment of the Zrei elves dependent heavily on individual jarls, certain Jarls like Jarl Erik Tordenskjold of Vestskog, was documented according to the sagas that he had Zrei elves as advisers and gave several loyal Zrei elves if they fought along side him. Historians often therefor note that though Zrei elves was seen as in a lower position during the time of the Jarldom, it was not until later with the establishment of the Grand Duchy of Blåhamn that it was put into law when the Grand Duke Carl II centralised much of what is now Southern Blåskog.

Grand Duchy of Blåhamn

Invasion of Vestskog and Independence from Eyjaria

The Thrall system is organised

Act of Union

The last Zrei Kingdoms

Treaty of Alvsborg

Thrall liberation and Constitutional Declaration

Politics

Economy

Foreign Policy

Military