Holy Peasents' Republic of Gräntierik
Sacrig Cöndin Repubbik Gräntierik
'Motto: 'Ademars Vãlsion Tila Dero, Drell Vi Håln Faso Eh Vek
Ademar's blessings to those who hold firm and true
Anthem: Sacten dav Sourd
and largest city
|Recognised national languages||Asendavian, Cryrian, Volscine Norvian|
|Government||Unitary Semi-Presudential Theo-Socialist Republic|
|Karlosilo Guillem Olivefader|
|Legislature||Holy People's Assembly|
• Gränser Republic Established
• Saint's War
• Holy Peasents' Republic Declared
|25 December, 1665|
|50,999.15 km2 (19,690.88 sq mi)|
• 2020 estimate
• 2015 census
|179/km2 (463.6/sq mi)|
|GDP (nominal)||2020 estimate|
• Per capita
|Time zone||UTC-9 (Novaris West-Central, NWC)|
|ISO 3166 code||GRK|
Gräntierik, formally the Holy Peasents' Republic of Gräntierik is a small, extremely religious republic in North Novaris. It borders the Varentine League to the South with historically disputed claims with the nation due to the seizing of ancestral lands of the Dwarves by the League.
Gräntierik as a concept began from the interactions between exiles from Asendavian Volscina and the native Dwarf population in the 17th Century, but it was not until the ascendancy of Borko Luter and his followers - known as the Luterites - after a three year civil war that Gräntierik would come under the radical Ademarist sect now referred to as "Luterite Ademarism."
Gräntierik has always been notable for the pioneering of its unique blend of religious doctrine and communal proto-Marx socialist system. This so-called "Theo-Socialism" takes the socialistic principles of welfare, abolishment of private property and workers' rights, but views them through a religious lens, with the Church a very powerful institution in the State. This system has seen much criticism from nations on both sides of the political spectrum, with Communist and Socialist States critical of the power of the Church, while many right-leaning states opposing the communal proto-socialist systems of the nation.
Throughout the late 20th and Early 21st Century, the Gränser Transport system has been drastically upturned by the Government to be considerably more hostile to the concept of personal motor vehicles. After moral objections were made to the disturbingly high rate of road-traffic accidents resulting in injury, disability and death, the National State Transport Imitative (NSI) has been given the task of the gradual removal of cars by 2025, a goal they are well on the way of meeting. This has been done through lowered speed limits within cities for non-public vehicles, increased taxes on any personal motor vehicle as well as greater emissions taxes from cars , which has been used by the NSI to pay for cycle infrastructure and public transport. This is on top of the payment received in the cost for parking instituted by Parish Authorities, which have been generally used in coordination with the Department of Transport (To which the NSI is a subset of) to create cycle and bus lanes. Additionally, throughout the period of 2015 to the Present a gradual banning of cars from sections of roads within cities and the conversion of many roads that are not on bus routes into public spaces through pedestrianization as well as the closing of highways to adjust to the predicted lowering of demand. The process has been slower in rural areas due to the slower pace of public transport initiative, however lobbying by the Agrarian Socialist Party Agrarröst has increased the attention given to parishes lacking in public transport connections, allowing for greater availability and convenience of local bus services, as well as a greater focus on the modernizing and upkeep of local rail. Opposition to this has been considerably nullified by the socialized nature of Gränser Public Transport, with the eradication of fares dating back to the early 1920s.