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Federated Kingdoms of Briaklandr-Maankijkeland
|Capital||Soleikenborg (Briaklandr) |
|Official languages||Ngodian, Vistarian, Norgsveltian, Kolonital|
|Recognised regional languages||Durdish, Wesalaric|
|Government||Confederated parliamentary constitutional diarchy|
|Marium I, Olav|
• Minister-President of Briaklandr
• Heer-Provoost of Maankijkeland
|Joren van de Loch|
• Per capita
The Federated Kingdoms of Briaklandr-Maankijkeland , abbreviated as BM or B-M, and often informally known by the exonymic portmanteau of Maanbriak is a Gondwanan state comprising of the two constituent entities of Briaklandr and Maankijkeland. The nation resides on the North-eastern quadrisect of the continent, sharing a long land border with Durdanini, as well as a relatively close maritime border with Great Morstaybishlia, due to the nation's islands having some proximity to the overseas territory of Saint Matilda.
The nation was formed during the Concordian Cold War, as continual tensions between Vistaraland and Durdanini brought concern that the region would become a battleground for a proxy war between the SH-backed Durdish and the two colonist-ran states. The unification brought about a system in which the two states acted autonomously in many areas, with much of the forces keeping the nation together remaining external to this day, via both the push factor of Durdanini and the influence of both Vistaraland and Norgsveldet being deemed by most to be a necessity for the state to function in its current duality.
The first use of the name 'Maankijkeland' in a geographic sense predates any Vistari colonial efforts in the region itself, with multiple sources agreeing the name arose during the mid to late 1600s. Originating as a more vague term referring to the lands of mainland East Gondwana to the south of the Durdish tribes, the name came about as a misnomer, a translation of the Durdish misconception that those who resided there were worshippers of Olune. This led to the Vistari referring to the people there as 'Maankijkers', meaning Moongazers, leading to the ascribing of the name Maankijkeland - a name which solidified and became more specific during the Vistari colonization of the region.
The first use of the name 'Briaklandr' was by the Norgsveltian colonial explorer, Fridoff Erikson, during his explorations of the Gondwanan continent in the early 1700s. In which his ship crashed into what is now known as Soleikenborg, during which he spendt time with the native tiefling tribes for shelter, mostly because the lack of choice. According to Fridoff, name Briaklandr, specificaly was to refer to the Duarist god, Månbriak. As such meaning "Lands of Månbriak". Though despite his insistent to call the land by that name, it was not until 1800s Norgsveltian goverment decided to change away from the previous name of Gustaflandr, after King Gustaf I of Norgsveldet.