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The Great Empire of Carung
Motto: Benefit Broadly the Human World (홍익인간: 弘益人間)
Anthem: "Motherland (어머니의 나라)"
Location of Carung (Dark Green)
National Seal (국가인감: 國家印鑑)
|Location||Map Location of Carung (Dark Green)|
|Official languages||Carungite |
|Recognised regional |
|Northern Carungite |
|Ethnic groups |
|100.0% Carungite |
|Provinces (도: Do) of Carung||Biri |
|Weolmyeong Taeja (월명태자)|
• First Kingdom
• Unity of Shamanism and State
• Secession of Eight Tribes
• Proclamation of Equality
• Ascension to Kingdom
• Ascension to Empire
• Expansion to Frostland
|2,849,896 km2 (1,100,351 sq mi)|
• 2020 estimate
• 2020 census
|0.21/km2 (0.5/sq mi)|
|GDP (nominal)||2020 estimate|
|514 billion Ğ|
• Per capita
|Time zone||UTC (Carungite |
• Summer (DST)
|UTC-9 to -7 (Carungite Daylight Savings Time)|
|Driving side||the left|
|ISO 3166 code||CAR|
The Great Empire of Carung, commonly known as Carung (Carungite: 가륭태국; Ka-Ryung-Tae-Gook) is a country in Novaris, an island that shares no borders with other nations but has Nosalis Sea to the south as well as Barrington Strait to the southeast. Towards west, there exist the following islands: Mexregiona, Infinite Loop, and Novari Rotatic Research Territory; towards south, there exist Raktussia, Lunaeria, and finally, towards east, there exist the following countries: Kuthernburg and Alyunthia. The country is situated in between 120o W and 80o W, and is divided into mainland in the south and frostland, also known as tundra, in the north.
Carung is an absolute monarchy with an Emperor ruling above the Bujok, which can be regarded as being similar to a legislative system. The current monarch is Deoksoo-Gan (Emperor Deoksoo), who has reigned since 2000 and the heir apparent is Weol-Myeong Taeja(Taeja means, "Heir" in Carungite.). The capital is Seoreul, the largest city in Carung having a population of five million. Seoreul has been the main city of Carung since its founding in 3197 BCE, having a long tradition of being a symbol of nationality.
Carung has been founded in 3197 BCE with a myth that two people, also known as Sung-In(성인), Naban and Aman, drank from a mysterious lake within the country and lived long enough to produce multiple descendants, enough to create a large tribe, which eventually formed Carung. This is the reason the early Carungite rulers and people lived for hundreds of years. However, as climate change during the ancient times wreaked havoc physically and biologically amongst those people, their life spans have been significantly reduced to less than a hundred years per person.
By 0 AD, due to internal conflicts, the nation was divided into tribes, and the most bold tribal leaders seceded to create unions, which later became large clans. Chaos persisted for fifty-seven years, until the tribal leader of Biri, the most powerful of the eight divided tribes, promised equal grant of territory and wealth, prcolaiming equality. Peace ensued, therefore, and it took until 330 AD for royal authority to be solidified for the tribes to unite and form a kingdom, and then until 645 AD for the kingdom to form an empire, proclaiming the descendant of the Biri tribe to become an emperor.
Carung is a highly developed country, ranked third highest in Novaris after Arkalarius and Karolingia. It has the world's twelfth-largest economy by nominal GDP. Its citizens enjoy one of the world's fastest Internet connection speeds and the most dense high-speed railway network. The country is the world's fifth-largest exporter and eighth-largest importer. Since the 21st century, Carung has been renowned for its globally influential pop culture, particularly in music (Carungite Pop), TV dramas and cinema, a phenomenon referred to as the Carungite Wave.
Etymology and terminology
The name, "Carung" (가륭), means, "nation of prosperity", in Carungite. "Ca-" (가) means "to add", and "-rung" (륭) means "prosperity". Together, those two words means, "adding to prosperity", thus great prosperity.
The first trace of Carungite history can be dated back to when two humans, Naban and Aman, drank from a mysterious lake, resulting in their descendants burgeoning in population. However, even to this day, the exact date of their first appearance is unknown. According to Carung Sagi (The Annals of Carungite History: 가륭사기), first traces of humans can date back to around 2.5 million years ago, a presence of a human group known as, "Carungoid". The Carungoids travelled in groups forming clans throughout the Carungite territory, or the island, and eventually formed a unified clan in 3197 BCE, naming it, "Carung". There has been a leader at that time; however, he did not have full royal authority as Emperors have had since 645 AD. From 3197 BCE until the unification of state and religion in 2333 BCE, there have been seven leaders reigning the clan.
From the thirtieth century BCE to twentieth century BCE, the power of the clan leader reduced significantly, as there have been many people adhering to animism and totemism, forming their own religious factions and not adhering to the orders of their leader. They were called the, "Ancient Religious Factions", whereas, the sphere of the leader was called the. "Ancient Political Faction". The rift worsened during the reign of Ansung-Gan around 2350-2333 BCE, when the ancient religious faction outright rejected to bow down to him, when he was travelling outside his palace in front of his citizens. Having wisdom, Ansung-Gan avoided forceful subjugation. Instead, he embraced the ancient religious faction and allowed worship of natural beings and animals. This is the unification of state and religion in 2333 BCE.
The clan met its nadir during 200 BCE to 0 AD, when different tribal leaders began to secede from the clan with a significant number of armed men. Firstly, in 198 BCE, towards the east of Carung, a new tribed named Yangoon was formed. In 193 BCE, Yangoon fractured into Gumachan, Ilgoon, and Seonbi, after a rebellion, which nearly assassinated the leader of the Yangoon tribe, who was discriminating the far eastern Carungites by dialect and appearance. In 192 BCE, when Gumachan, Ilgoon, and Seonbi re-arranged their military and had their people settled well within their vicinity, they prepared to attack Yangoon; however, they revoked their plan, after their request for support from the Carungite clan has been rejected. The Carungite clan did not want to create chaos amongst its people.
Peace has been sustained until 9 BCE, when Uru declared independence from Biri in western Carung, as opposed to the already fractured eastern Carung. Gethyonhan declared independence soon after in the same year, as they had been waiting to do so for the past few years. Gumoac, in the far west, declared independence in 4 BCE. Biri, sensing that they could be overwhelmed by the fractured states, had the leaders of all seven tribes gathered in the state during 0 AD and all of the eight tribes promised equal treatment of each of the tribes, territory, resources, and peace. Biri was able to spare itself from the danger of being conquered by the seven tribes, and the seven tribes were able to gain enough territory and resources to be satisfied as to not risk warfare. This is the Proclamation of Equality.
In 330 AD, after a unanimous decision by the Bujok, Carung ascended as Kingdom of Carung during the reign of Dongseo-Gan. Afterwards, in 645 AD, during the reign of Joojan-Gan, Carung ascended into an empire. Joojan-Gan became the first proclaimed Emperor.
Biodiversity and Environment
While the northern regions of Carung contain permafrost, preventing the growth of forests, grasslands, and other ecosystems, the southern regions are more tolerant. Coniferous and mixed forests, and grasslands exist. There are various kinds of mammals, but horses are especially common, as many of them can be spotted all around southern Carung.
Most southwestern areas of the country experience a humid continental climate. Most of southeastern and northern areas of the country have a subarctic climate, with extremely severe winters with the record low temperature of −69 °C or −92.2 °F, and more moderate elsewhere.
The northern shore have a polar climate, also known as ice cap climate, and tundra climate. Southwestern part of the country possesses a humid subtropical climate with unusually wet winters. Winter is dry compared to summer in many regions, while certain areas experience more even precipitation across seasons. Winter precipitation in most parts of the country usually falls as snow. Southeastern area of the country possess a semi-arid climate.
About 55% of the Russian territory is underlain by permafrost.
The Empire of Carung consists of an Emperor and twelve tribal leaders (Bujok) who autonomously rule their respective regions. Each tribal leader is responsible for their economic, military, and social affairs of their regions and are required to report them to the Emperor on a monthly basis.
Biri Tribe Representative: Biri Chumil
Yangoon Tribe Representative: Yangoon Mokso
Gumachan Tribe Representative: Gumachan Jiril
Ilgoon Tribe Representative: Ilgoon Hyangri
Seonbi Tribe Representative: Seonbi Suri
Gudacheon Tribe Representative: Gudacheon Daewon
Uru Tribe Representative: Uru Mantonrin
Gethyonhan Tribe Representative: Gethyonhan Gondan
Gumoac Tribe Representative: Gumoac Wanggeom
Military of Carung consists of 0.05% of its population of thirteen million, which includes both soldiers on duty as well as reserves: 650,000. 50,000 soliders are on duty: 10,000 naval warriors, 5,000 naval archers, 5,000 archers, 10,000 warriors, 20,000 cavalry warriors.
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Carung is 514,000,000,000 Ğ, and the GDP per capita is 39,148 Ğ. Unemployment rate is only 0.00%.
Science and technology
Carungite traditional architecture is characterized by thatched roofs and heated floors called, "Ondol". (Ondol is an underfloor heating that uses direct heat transfer from wood smoke to heat the underside of a thick masonry floor. When a fire was lit in the furnace to cook food for dinner, the flame would extend horizontally because the flue entry was beside the furnace. This arrangement was essential, as it would not allow the smoke to travel upward, which would cause the flame to go out too soon. As the flame would pass through the flue entrance, it would be guided through the network of passages with the smoke. Entire rooms would be built on the furnace flue to create ondol floored rooms.)
People of the upper classes built larger houses with elegantly curved and tiled roofs with lifting eaves.
Carung is most notable for its exquisite pottery. Decoration techniques such as relief carving, intaglio carving, iron oxide glaze, openwork, and copper oxide glaze became in use with a background of light-brown to celadon pottery. Moreover, Carungite artisans refined a technique of decorating the surfaces of objects with mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell inlays. Used to form parts of larger designs, small pieces of tortoiseshell were painted on the underside in red and yellow; the painted colors would show through the translucent shell, creating a gemlike quality. Another characteristic feature of Carungite inlay lacquer design is the use of single- and double-twisted wire. Made of silver or copper alloy, these wires served to create leaf branches, flower stems, decorative borders, and contour lines.
The nine tribes before the formation of Carung did not have a tradition of preserving artwork, but there have been a few paintings depicting the use of arrows to hunt on horseback, a term known as, “Carungite Shot”.
Carungite cuisine has many significant regional dishes that have proliferated in different variations across the country. It is largely based on meat and fish, such as venison, cattle, seals, salmon, cod, and pike. Traditional Carungite meals are noted for the number of side dishes, which accompany the various kinds of meat., Fermented, spicy vegetables are commonly served at every meal to provide energy to the Carungites living in their cold environment.
Soups are also a common part of a Carungite meal and are served as part of the main course rather than at the beginning or the end of the meal. Soups are often made with meats, shellfish, and vegetables.