Dvalheim

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Grand Duchy of Dvalheim

Flag of Dvalheim
Flag
Motto: To folk, en krone (Two people's, one crown)
Anthem: For våre lojale kamerater! (For our loyal comrades!)
LocationMap
Capital
and largest city
Vinby
National languagesNorgsveltian and Tieresh
Ethnic groups
(2016)
Human, Elves
Demonym(s)Dvalian
GovernmentUnitary constitutional monarchy
Olav I
High Councilman Sverre
LegislatureNational Council (Nasjonal Rådet)
People's Assembly (Folktinget)
Council of Nobles (Adel Rådet)
Establishment
• Independence from Norgsveldet
11th November 1980
• End of Military Dictatorship
21st January 1985
Area
• Total
58,558 km2 (22,609 sq mi)
Population
• 2020 census
5,645,896
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
$127,8 billion
• Per capita
$22,636
CurrencyUnited Krone (UKR)
Date formatDD/MM/YYYY
Driving sidethe right
Internet TLD.DVL

The Grand Duchy of Dvalheim or commonly known Dvalheim is a island nation on the island Langeyjr on the continent of Novaris, sharing a border with the nation of Tiervan. It had a population of around 4,2 million people, before the Tieresh One Month War, which lead to Dvalheim's expansion southwards at the expense of Tiervan. Which gave Dvalheim current population of 5,64 million people. It's capital Vinby holding around 1 million people. Dvalheim is an de jure independent nation but has been called by experts to be an de facto puppet state of Norgsveldet, something the goverments of Dvalheim and Norgsveldet has denied. Dvalheim is also a founding member of the Union of Commonwealth Alliances.

The nation went through 5 years of military dictatorship under millitary general Varg Drugson, in 1985 reformed Dvalheim until a constitutional monarchy, with a complicated political system that holds influnces from both aristocratic and democratic principles written in it's constitution.

History

Politics

The politics of Dvalheim work in the framework of the Dvalian constitution of 1985. According the constitution Dvalheim is an constitutional monarchy, with an national council that gives the nobility and the people equal say in leadership. With the People's Assembly being chosen every four year by the Dvalian people, and the Council of Nobles being reperesented by the most powerfull nobility. The People's Assembly holding 100 seats and the Council of Nobles holding 50. The leader of the National Council being voted on every 10 years, however it is the Grand Duke that chose the candidate that will be voted on. If the candidate gets the majority of the vote in both the People's Assembly and Council of Nobles, he becomes the High Councilman of Dvalheim. Despite the Grand Duke chosing the candidate that is voted every 10 years, he can not veto any of the laws passed by High Councilman nor what passes the National Council.

The People's Assembly votes on the matter of domestic issues such as taxes, education, welfare and law enforcement. Two parties are represented in the People's Assembly, the Union Party and National Party. The Union Party is an royalistic and Norgsveltian majority party. The Union Party goal is to get Dvalheim to unite with Norgsveldet and to ensure special rights for Norgsveltian speakers, Union Party holding 54 seats in the assembly. The National Party is a Tieresh Loyalist and democratic party, with the goal of keeping Dvalheim independent and uniting the entire island. While still supporting being under Norgsveltian monarch, it work for ensuring a equal cooperation between the Norgsveltian and Tieresh inhabitants. National Party holds 46 seats.

The Council of Nobles vote on issues such as foreign policy and trade. The Council is made up with a mixture of nobles both born in Dvalheim but also outside it. With 40 of the 50 seats being held by native Dvalians with it being split equaly of the ethnic Norgsveltian and Tieresh, 8 seats being held by businessmen and nobles from Tangrland and Meremaa. The High Councilman of Dvalheim holding the two last seats.

The High Councilman of Dvalheim holds highest millitary authority in Dvalheim, and matter of millitary is done through him alone. The High Councilman can also write laws that must be passed by the peoples assembly. According to the Dvalian constitution the High Councilman can declare martial law and executive orders whenever a matter of crisis happens, though the nature of such crisis is never defined.