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The Commonwealth of Lokania
Flag of Lokania
|Location||Map showing Lokania in southern Arcturia|
and largest city
|Official languages||Staynish 70% |
|Ethnic groups |
|292,540 km2 (112,950 sq mi)|
• 2021 census
|GDP (nominal)||2019 estimate|
• Per capita
|Driving side||the left|
|ISO 3166 code||.LKA|
Lokania is a country in Arcturia that borders Louzaria (MBE), Vivancantadia and South Peragen. It has a population of 25.1 million in 2021. Its capital city, Efraford, is where over 1 million people live. Lokania has a total area of 292,540 km² (112,950.33 sq mi).
Before their involvement in the the Auroran Imperial War, the Lokanian people had agreed that, if they helped the Morstaybishlian Empire, they would be granted independence at the end of the war. The rights to independence split the Overseas Territory in half. The north-west, more indigenous people had wanted independence since they were taken over in the early 17th century but the south-eastern provinces wanted to remain for the benefits the Empire would give. A special agreement in 1975, after the end of the war, saw the north-west provinces form to become a sovereign state of Lokania, whilst the south-east provinces kept the old name of the colony, Louzaria, remaining as an Overseas Territory. The relationships between the country and colony has remained in good condition.
Since their independence, there has been six Lokanian Prime Ministers elected. Lokanian Prime Ministers can be elected for an infinite amount of terms, but only two have ever held three full terms. The current Prime Minister is Arngrímur Sigurdarson since 2013.
Lokania is a member of the Union of Commonwealth Alliances since April 2020.
The eastern regions of Lokania that border Louzaria are generally inhospitable as a result of both high altitude and extreme weather cycles. These areas are where the Louzarian Rocky Mountains enter Lokania and are known as the Lokanian Rockies. What is different from the Louzarian counterpart is that there are massive bodies of water between the foothills of the mountains. The Five Lokanian Lakes have a total surface area of 5306.8 km² (2049 sq mi), larger than the Auroran island of Eskome by 2.5 km². Silver fir, red cedar and scots and stone pine trees inhabit the mountains and their low lands.
Animal diversity is modest. Lokania is home to many endemic animal species but also to many species introduced from Aurora by their colonial predecessors. Industrialisation and continuing urbanisation have contributed towards a general decline of species.
Mammals include roe and fallow deer, rabbits, hare, squirrels and rats. Carnivorous mammals include the grey wolf and golden jackals. Some species of seals and whales are found on or around the shores and coastlines.
Lokania hosts a wealth of birdlife, with 556 recorded. These include various species of songbirds, gulls, owls (including the Arcturian eagle owl, but exclusively to the north), gamebirds and songbirds, as well as ducks, and doves. There are many reptile species more north and north east, the most common is the elusive macrelaps (or Nova Calthia black snake). Amphibians include toads. Arachnids include whip scorpions and small spider species.
Nova Calthia black snake, it only inhabits northern Lokania
In central and south western Lokania there is dominantly deciduous forests consisting of oak trees on mostly flat or hill lands. In these forests, there are little to no flora to make up the shrub layer. Instead, it is mostly a mixture of several grass species. Nearer to rivers and bodies of water are a broader range of flora including the nations three main flowers; sego lily, bloodroot and lavender. Bloodroot, although their internal juices are poisonous but not lethal, is the national flower of Lokania. The 8 petal flower features on the country's flag.
In the far north of Lokania, the deciduous forests become more of a dry broadleaf forest that has several other species of trees other than oak such as birch and maple species.
Lokania allows freedom of religion. It's most practiced faith is Thaerism at 36.4m (49%), Vaerism at 595 thousand (0.8%), Vayan Catholicism has a Vulpine following of 149 thousand (0.2%) and Ulvriktru at 74.3 thousand (0.1%).
The Lokanian Armed Forces is a professional military with its headquarters in Efraford. Due to its relatively quiet location on Urth and resolve for peace, Lokania has an total active force 62,810 as of June 2020 which equates to 0.25% of the population. In total wartime, Lokania could theoretically assemble around 700,000 people who are fit for active duty and another 3 million who are eligible; although such a great number will severely reduce the quality of the armed forces. The budget for the armed forces was $6.67 billion, or 1.8% of the national Gross Domestic Product in 2021.
The Lokanian Armed Forces has a mixture of modern and mid to late 20th century technology. Examples of this can be seen in all branches of the military, such as the navy; which uses the Kondor-class minesweepers that were first commissioned in 1967, the Loftsenn-class patrol boats that were first commissioned in 1991 and the Albatross-class Air-independent propulsion (AIP) submarine first commissioned in 2004.
The Lokanian Navy is the naval branch which employs roughly 15,000 personnel. It has a blue-water fleet that consists of 3 frigates, 2 corvettes, 3 submarines, 8 missile boats, 10 patrol boats, 2 mine countermeasures vessels, 11 landing ships, and various auxiliary ships. The navy has 13 aircraft.
Lokanian ships in the navy are designated LNV (Lokanian Naval Vessel).
The Lokanian Army employs roughly 30,000 personnel and is responsible for land-based military operations. Lokania has a total of 187 tanks, 61 Khadgar's alongside 126 Colonarius Mk1's are in active service as of 2021. Lokania has around 700 armoured assault vehicles that fit into amphibious or land categories and also around 280 infantry mobility vehicles. Lokania has 18 Tactical Missile Systems, 42 Multiple Rocket Launch Systems, as well as over 180 smaller rocket and artillery equipment. Lokania has anti-aircraft capabilities, with 61 verified varying systems. The armed forces also has a number of utility, engineering, cargo and communications vehicles. There are 3 High-Altitude Long-Endurance recons as well as 58 standard recon UAV and mini UAVs.
The standard issue assault rifle is the AK-15.
The Lokanian Air Force is the aerial warfare service branch which employs roughly 17,000 people. The Air Force has 175 aircraft; of which includes fighter and reconnaissance aircraft, airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, aerial refueling tanker aircraft, military transport aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and atellites. The air force has 5 major airfields and bases as well as smaller airfields for storage.
The Sukhoi Su-30MKI is the main twinjet multirole air superiority fighter used by Lokania. It has 10 in active service. The Sukhoi Su-30MKI is a forth-generation multirole fighter, one unit costs $50 million. The Lokanian Air Force also uses the Sukhoi Su-15, a third-generation twinjet supersonic interceptor aircraft; the Air Force has 23 of these aircraft.