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Grand Crimpatein Republic

Flag of Crimpateia
StatusUniversally Recognized
Official languagesKrimpeit
Recognised national languagesKrimpeit
Ethnic groups
67.8% Krimpeit, 42.2% Others
• Optimulei
Lukas Jvars Steudler
Danielis Maurer
LegislatureGrand Council of the Republic
The Senatorial House
House of the Plebs
• 2018 estimate
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
• Per capita
Gini (2021)37.9
SDI (2021)Increase 0.845
very high
Mains electricity240V, 50Hz
Driving sideright
Calling code778

Crimpateia (Krimpeit: Krimpemark; High Krimpeit: Crimaeia), officially the Grand Crimpatein Republic is a country in West Gondwana. Located by the Pacific Ocean, it consists of a mainland and several constituent islands with its capital and financial center of Latrum being located in the country's most prominent peninsula. Crimpateia shares a land border with Sayyed. It is the second-most populous state in West Gondwana, home to approximately 18,000,000 people and is the largest country in the region by land area.

Crimpateia has been continually inhabited since 300 BCE with a myriad of peoples and cultures establishing themselves within the fertile Mundart Plains. The Krimpeit people of the Lamir civilisation, having formed a theocratic monarchy by 1 CE, through a series of war, conquered and assimilated their neighbors within the Mundart Plains. However, this theocratic monarchy was overthrownas as a result of a popular uprising that saw the establishing of the long-standing First Grand Republic of Crimpateia - an atheistic diarchic republic centered around two leaders (Optimulei) elected into power by a majority in the Crimpatein Senate (Consilium Crimpatorum) controlled primarily by the military and aristocratic elites. This system of governance, however, saw the country become increasingly stratified with every new conquests. With a strong caste system based on ethnicity and lineage, the non-Krimpeit percentage of the country's population were subjected to consistent genocide and thralldom. Xuhari Elves, once making up some 55% of the population, were reduced to 20%, all of which were, by law, parts of the underclass of thralls that service the larger population by the turn of the 9th century.

Though maintaining hegemony over their conquered region, the Republic's expansion westwards were blocked by the Serene Emirate of Sayyed, with their long-standing rivalry beginning with an incident in 11 sparked by the murder of Champo Dema, an elf and member of a crucial merchant family, wherein Crimpateia refused to persecute those guilty of the act. This was likely an act of xenophobia and racism, as none of the other with him were harmed. For the majority of the two countries' history, hostilities were the norm with occasional conflicts, and diplomatic incidents.

During the early parts of the 20th century, Crimpateia and Mirhaime established official diplomatic relations, marking the beginning of Crimpateia's period of industrialisation with the Treaty of Latrum (1923) that saw Mirhaimian technical and military assistance guaranteed for the rights to survey for and extract natural resources within Crimpatein border. As the country's economy stabilized, and its future secured, Crimpateia, with Mirhaime acting as intermediary, slowly re-established diplomatic relations with Sayyed, securing the region with a fragile peace. Despite this, however, the coming of Optimulei Samus Siegenthaler, and Lucia Scheidegger, the nationalisation and subsequent mismanagement of assets plunged the economy into a nosedive, necessitating political action to distract an increasingly aggravated population against revolution. This culminated in the Crimpatein - Sayqidi War of 1982, which ended in a Crimpatein defeat.

In the aftermath of the war, Crimpateia descended into a civil war and a humanitarian crisis which only stopped following a Mirhaimian military intervention which demilitarised the influential Crimpatein Republican Guard and reformed the country into a diarchic senatorial democratic republic. In the years that followed, with the end of an insurgency and the withdrawal of Mirhaimian forces, Crimpateia began a period of rapid recovery and the normalisation of relations with its neighbors. However, ocntinued prejudices and tensions over territorial disputes with Sayyed galvanized nationalist movements, leading to the rise of ultranationalist elements that currently co-rule the country along with its traditional liberal movement.

Crimpateia is a regional power with a geopolitically significant strategic location, and vast swathes of resources which it had leveraged to fuel its recent economic growth. The economy of Crimpateia, having rapidly rise since the 1980s, is second in the region, only behind Sayyed however, it boasts a considerable advantage in industries and manufacturing over its neighbors. Despite its history, Crimpateia has a rich cultural legacy shaped by centuries of history and the influence of the various peoples that have inhabited its territory over several millennia, though this fact has never been properly taken advantage of to develop the nation's tourism.