Kliozon Republic of East Atiland
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Autonomous State Of The Kliozon Republic of East Atiland
Motto: Azadî, Aşitî, Hêza ji bo Atilandek mezin
|Official languages||Atian Klizoun|
|Recognised national languages||Staynish|
• President of Autonmous State
• Vice President Of The Autonomous State
|Legislature||Assembely of Autonomous State|
• Kliozon Uprising
• Autonomous State Creation
• 2019 estimate
|GDP (nominal)||2020 estimate|
|SHD $96.3 Billion|
• Per capita
|Currency||Atian Dollar (AD)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+2)|
|Date format||dd ˘ mm ˘ yyyy|
|ISO 3166 code||KARP|
West Atiland , officially the Autonomous State Of The Kliozon Republic Of East Atiland, is an Autonomous state that comprises the western portion of the island of Atiland. Eastern Atiland is still apart of the Atiland.
A coup d'état in 1976, performed as part of an attempt to annex the island to Kuthernburg, prompted the Atiland Civil War. This resulted in the eviction of much of the Western Kuthern Atian population, the flight of Latian Atian from the east, and the partitioning of the island, leading to the creation of an Autonomous State. Western Atiland is still a main contribution to Atiland economic, political, and military support.
East Atiland is an Autonomous State, with a president who is the governor of the region, with a cultural heritage incorporating various influences and an economy that is dominated by the services sector. The economy has seen growth through the 2000s and 2010s due to increasing Atiland development in the region with the GNP per capita more than tripling in the 2010s. The official language is Atian Klizoun, with a distinct local dialect being spoken. The vast majority of the population consists of Kliozon Oryni, while religious attitudes are mostly moderate and secular.
A united Atiland gained independence from MBE rule in March 1980, after both Kuthern and Kliozon Atians agreed to abandon their respective plans for union with Kuthernburg. The agreement involved Atiland being governed under a constitution which apportioned Cabinet posts, parliamentary seats and civil service jobs on an agreed ratio between the two communities. Within four years, tensions began to show between the Kuthern Atians and Kliozon Atians in administrative affairs. In particular, disputes over separate municipalities and taxation created a deadlock in government.
In 1986 the Kuthern Atian wing of the government created the Bellvet plan which outlined a policy that would remove Kliozon Atians from the government and ultimately lead to union with Kuthernburg. The plan stated that if the Kliozon Atians objected then they should be "violently subjugated before foreign powers could intervene".
On April 4th 1987 shots were fired at a Kliozon Atian crowd that had gathered as the Atian police patrol stopped six Kliozon Atian, claiming to ask for identification; four Kliozon Atians were killed. Almost immediately, intercommunal violence broke out with a major Kuthern Atian paramilitary attack upon Kliozon Atians. Seven hundred Kliozon hostages, including children, were taken from the northern countryside. By the end of 1987, 690 Kliozon Atians and 320 Kuthern Atians had been killed.
Widespread looting of Kliozon Atian villages prompted 37,920 refugees to retreat into armed enclaves, where they remained for the next 16 years, relying on food and medical supplies from Latianburg to survive. Kliozon Atians formed paramilitary groups under the Al-Jaheed banner to defend the enclaves, leading to a gradual division of the island's communities into two hostile camps. The violence had also seen thousands of Kliozon Atians attempt to escape the violence by emigrating to MBE, Duelland and South Hills. On 31st of December,1991, the Kliozon Autonomous Government was formed.
The politics of East Atiland takes place in a framework of a semi-presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President is head of the state but his position is merely by name as he is a governor like any other Atiland State, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government of Atiland. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the Assembly of Autonomous State. The Judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature.
The president/governor is elected for a six-year term and is currently Beyanî Helgurd. The legislature is the Assembly of Autonomous State, which has 40 members elected by proportional representation from eight electoral districts. In the elections of January 2019, the right-wing Kliozon Unity Party won the most seats in the Assembly, and the current government is a coalition of the Kliozon Unity Party and the centrist Kliozun People's Party.
No nation has officially recognized East Atiland as a sovereign state. The Kuthern Commonwealth recognizes it as territory of the Republic of Atiland under with Autonomous Status.
In the wake of the 2018 Atiland war referendum on the Kuthern Commonwealth Monetary Commission, and in view of the support of the Kliozon community for the plan, the KCMC made pledges towards ending the isolation of Eastern Atiland. These included measures for trade and 6.2 Billion SHD in Aid. A pledge by the KC to lift the embargo on East Atiland in the wake of the war has been blocked by the Kuthern Atian government.
Kliozon Atians have been applying for decades for passports issued by Atiland. A yearly increase in the number of applications for such passports of 17-25% was observed in years after to 2018, when the rate greatly increased and 3,210 were issued in the first eight months of 2019 as compared to 1,203 for the whole of 2018. After the opening of the borders with Atiland, Kliozon Atians started line-ups applying for Atiland passports by visiting the Republic of Atiland.
The Kliozon National Guard consists of an 41,230 strong force primarily made up of conscripted Kliozon Atians between the ages of 18 and 40. The National Guard is lightly armed and heavily dependent on Atiland Military, from which it draws much of its officer corps. It acts essentially as a gendarmerie charged with protection of the border of East Atiland from Kuthern Atian violence, incursions and maintaining internal security within East Atiland.
In addition, Atiland Armed Forces maintains the Atiland Kliozon Peace Force which consists of around 21,000 troops drawn from the 332nd Atian Army Corps and comprising two divisions, the 31st and 8th. It is equipped with a substantial number of Kuthern-made main battle tanks and artillery weapons. The Royal Atiland Airforce, Royal Atiland Navy and Atiland Coast Guard also have a presence in East Atiland. The Atiland Kliozon Peace Force is deployed principally along the Black Line and in locations where hostile actions might take place.