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Grand Duchy of Nagato

Daikōkoku Nagato (Gensi)
Nagato Flag.png
Flag
Nagato Coat of Arms.png
Royal Coat of Arms
Motto: Dreams start by believing
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Nagato (dark green) and its disputed territory (light green) surrounded by the continent of Gondwana (grey)
Capital
Largest cityCastella
Official languages
Ethnic groups
Nationality (2020)
Religion
(2020)
  • 63.8% Haruhiism
  • 25.8% Other
  • 7.3% No religion
  • 3.1% No answer
Demonym(s)Nagatoian
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary
Semi-constitutional monarchy
Welfare state
Daniel
Moka Akashiya
Rudolph Albert
LegislatureNational Council
Independence 
• Declaration
1 June 1700
• Took control of East Unovia Island
23 November 1706
20 September 1941
• Nagatoian Civil War begins
26 November 1941
15 April 1945
16 April 1945
• Constitution
1 June 1950
21 June 1950
Area
• Total
474,326.31 km2 (183,138.41 sq mi) (31st)
• Water (%)
5.7
Population
• 2020 census
34,021,230
• Density
71.73/km2 (185.8/sq mi) (45th)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
SHD$1,538,900,000,000 (12th)
• Per capita
SHD$45,234 (10th)
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
SHD$1,330,900,000,000 (15th)
• Per capita
SHD$39,120 (14th)
Gini (2020)32.5
medium · 25th
SDI (2020)0.935
very high · 9th
CurrencyUnovian naria (₦) (UNI)
Time zoneLangley Standard Time (UTC-6)
Tanigawa Standard Time (UTC-7)
Date format
  • dd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+12
ISO 3166 codeNG
Internet TLD.ng
Preceded by
Duchy of Nagato
Imperial State of Nagato

Nagato (Gensi: Daikōkoku Nagato), officially the Grand Duchy of Nagato, formerly referred to as the Nagatoian Grand Duchy, is a sovereign country located in the middle of the Sea of Gondwana. The county shares a land border with the Orderia to the southeast. With an area of 474,326.31 km2 (183,138.41 sq mi), Nagato is the 11th largest country on Gondwana and the 45th largest country on Urth. As of 2020, Nagato has a population of 34,021,230, an estimated increase of 5.3% from 2010. Codexian and Gensi make up the majority of the languages spoken. The population is mainly Nagatoian, followed by the native Gensi, and other nationalities. Nagato is one of five sovereign nations with two capitals: the administrative capital and largest city by area is Akai Machi, while the legislative capital and largest city by population is Castella.

The first civilizations of East Unovia Island and Unovian Tail were made up of small pockets of felines that dotted the coast 1.6 million years ago. Following several glacial period floodings and the eruption of Chargestone Caldera, more than 96% of all life died, along with 99% of the feline population. Eventually, the feline population died out by the ensuing volcanic winter. The early years of the 4th century BCE saw the first instance of humans from what would later be known as Augustia and Vessarlian. Between the 1st and 4th century CE, the kingdoms of East Unovia became unified under the Gensi Republic based in Akai Machi, while the kingdoms of Unovian Tail unified under the newly formed Empire of Augustia based in Kingsford. Beginning in the 10th century, political power for the two nations was held by a series of dictators and lords in Gensi and dukes in Augustia.

In 1700, the Kingdom of Nagato became a nation-state when Empress Edelgard of Augustia signed The Nagato Act creating a nation for all Nagatoians in the Western Territory of Augustia. By 1706, Nagato overthrew the government of the Republic of Gensi from East Unovia Island and annexed the islands that made up the republic. After a 10-year civil war between resistance members of Gensi and the government of Nagato, the country reunified in 1716 under the Strasberg government, which enacted an isolationist foreign policy. In 1864, a Great Morstaybishlia fleet forced Nagato to open trade to the East, which led to the end of the Strasberg government and the adoption of an Eastern-modeled constitution and pursuit of a program of industrialization and modernization.

In 1921, the Kingdom of Nagato established its first colony with Mizore in Southwest Gondwana after the decolonization of Tretrid in 1920. Under pressure from the global community, the Kingdom granted Mizore independence in 1936 and helped establish an oligarchy in its place.

In 1941, Robert Kelly seized control of the Kingdom by overthrowing Queen Noizi and becoming Chancellor of the Imperial State of Nagato (1941–1945). Over the next four years, the Kingdom Resistance Army, reorganized as the Duchy of Nagato (1941–1945), fought the Imperial State in the Nagatoian Civil War. After the war ended with a Duchy victory, the Imperial State was annexed to create the Grand Duchy of Nagato on 16 April 1945. Under the 1950 constitution, Nagato has maintained a unitary parliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy with a unicameral legislature, the National Council.

Nagato is a regional power in Gondwana, a middle power in international affairs, and an emerging global power. Nagato's economy is the fourth largest in Gondwana, the 25th-largest in the world by nominal GDP, and 25th-largest by PPP. Nagato is called the Heart of Gondwana owing to its large population and economy. It is a founding member of the Inter Regional Security Accords, Council of Gondwana, Unovian Commonwealth, and is a permanent member of the International Forum. Nagato ranks high in international measures of economic freedom, quality of life, education, human rights, and universal health care while also having low levels of corruption.

Etymology

The name Nagato first came from Augustians who lived in the Western Territory of Augustia (present-day eastern Nagato). Many saw it as their right to claim the Unovian Tail from Augustia and felt the Augustian Government was holding them back. By 1625, several high-ranking leaders in the territory started calling themselves “Nags”, shorthand for “Non-Augustians”, and used it as a way to rally all the citizens to the cause for autonomy. Many officials in the Augustian Government used the term “Nags” to separate them from the rest of the Augustian population on census reports and official documents.

In 1698, King Ionius II of House Hresvelg of Augustia died, leaving the throne to his oldest daughter, Edelgard. Edelgard, unlike her father, saw the Nags plight for autonomy as one of her father’s weaknesses. In her 10-Year-Plan, Edelgard laid out her plan to give up the Western Territory of Augustia to the Nags. In exchange, they would keep all seaports free for all Augustian ships. The Nagato Act would create a nation for all Nags, who at this point became known as Nagatoians. The act was finalized and was signed into law on 1 June 1700 creating the Kingdom of Nagato.

History

Prehistory (before 6th century BCE)

The oldest traces of life in what is now Nagato date back approximately 1.6 million years ago with early felines. Over the ensuing millennia, felines were confronted by a harsh and variable climate, marked by several glacial periods. Early felines led a nomadic hunter-gatherer life. Nagato has a large number of decorated caves from the mid-Stone Age, including one of the most famous and best-preserved, Yamoto Caves (approximately 23,000 BCE). During the last glacial period (approximately 19,650 BCE), Chargestone Supervolcano erupted with a Volcanic Explosivity Index of 8. The eruption was so devastating that it blocked the sun worldwide for almost a decade and possibly a 1,000-year-long cooling episode. This led to 95.7% of all life on Gondwana dying and acted as a “soft reset” for the continent.

In mid-18,000 BCE, humans began to arrive in Nagato from what would later be known as Augustia and Vessarlian. This migration is thought to have happened due to other species invading or searching for warmer water. Since there wasn’t a dominant species in Nagato, human settlement began without any conflict from outside sources.

The climate became milder at the end of the last glacial period (9,000 BCE). As the center of Gondwana was filling up with water from glacial melt, the land started to shrink to present-day coastlines. Around 7,000 BCE, Central Gondwana entered the Neolithic era, and its inhabitants became sedentary. After strong demographic and agricultural development between the 4th and 3rd millennia, metallurgy appeared at the end of the 3rd millennium, initially working with copper and bronze and later iron. Nagato has numerous megalithic sites from the Neolithic period, including the exceptionally dense Akai stones site (approximately 3,300 BCE). Around this time diamonds were first discovered deep in the cliffs of Chargestone Caldera. Early humans used diamonds for worship and to decorate themselves for style and power.

Antiquity (6th century BCE - 5th century CE)

Early Middle Ages (5th - 10th century)

High and Late Middle Ages (10th - 15th century)

Early modern period (15th century - 1700)

Nagatoian settlement (15th century - 1559)

Augustian rule (1559 - 1700)

Late modern period (1700 - 1945)

Kingdom of Nagato (1700 - 1941)

Fall of the Kingdom

By 1941, the Kingdom of Nagato was collapsing. Queen Noizi’s power was limited by Prime Minister Robert Kelly after the passing of the Emergency Powers Act, which allowed Kelly to remain Prime Minister long after the expiration of his elected terms. Queen Noizi, knowing her time was limited, sent her three children to Augustia, where they will be safe with the Augustian King and his family. Unbeknownst to the Queen, Kelly developed a plan to overthrow the monarch and establish himself as the Dictator of Nagato. With a victory in sight, he declared himself the leader of the newly formed New Order (party).

On 19 September 1941, Queen Noizi and her staff met with Kelly and his allies to discuss the future of Nagato at Parliament. Although it was closed door, the meeting only lasted ten minutes. Sources have said that Kelly demanded that she step down as Queen and for himself to become the leader of Nagato. Having none of it, the Queen came up with an alternative: Kelly would stay as Prime Minister for life, and she would stay in power, but only as a figurehead. Kelly huddled around his group. Within a minute, they stood up, pushed in their chair, and collectively said, “No.” They then proceeded to leave the room. Astonished, Queen Noizi had a sinking feeling that their meeting was the last time they would see them peacefully.

When she returned to the Royal Palace, Queen Noizi started to pack whatever she could to escape Castella. Day turned into night fast. As she left her room, an attendant came to the door and told her the worst news she had ever heard: The New Order is marching towards the palace.

The Palace of Queen Noizi on Fire, 1941, by an unknown artist.

Several hours before, Kelly and his allies and supporters discussed what to do next in the east wing of the Parliament building. With many high-ranking military figures on his side, they discussed the ultimate plan: Overthrow the Monarch. Equipped with rifles and bayonets, Kelly led his allies and supporters through the streets of Castella towards the Queen’s Residence, urging anyone not happy with the Queen to join the rebelling.

Nagatoian Civil War (1941 - 1945)

Nagatoian Civil War
Duchy of Nagato NCW.jpg
Two Duchy of Nagato Marines holding their ground while island hopping towards Castella.
Date26 November 1941 - 15 April 1945
Location
Result Duchy of Nagato Victory
Participants
Nagato Military Flag.png Duchy of Nagato
Augustia Flag.png Kingdom of Augustia
Mizore Flag.png Republic of Mizore
East Nagato Flag.png Imperial State of Nagato
Commanders and leaders
Nagato Military Flag.png William
Nagato Military Flag.png Clorissa Anderson
Nagato Military Flag.png Alan Clark
Nagato Military Flag.png Mullin II
Augustia Flag.png Sophie Harper
Mizore Flag.png Jackson Smith
East Nagato Flag.png Robert Kelly
East Nagato Flag.png Evan Hudson
East Nagato Flag.png Carson Powell
Strength
Nagato Military Flag.png ~270,500
Augustia Flag.png ~126,250
Mizore Flag.png ~12,750
East Nagato Flag.png ~400,000
Casualties and losses
Nagato Military Flag.png ~20,870
Augustia Flag.png ~13,150
Mizore Flag.png ~600
East Nagato Flag.png ~100,000

Nagatoian Golden Era (1945 - 1999)

Contemporary period (2000 - present)

Geography

Islands

Nagato comprises 25 islands, the most populated and largest is the Unovia Tail. The Unovia Tail is also shared by the Orderia.

Geology

East Unovia Island, as well as North and West Unovia Islands are part of the Unovian Arc, which was formed by volcanic activity initiated at an undersea magma source called the Unovia Hotspot. The process continues to build islands; the tectonic plate beneath much of the Unovia Sea continually moves southwest, and the hot spot remains stationary, slowly creating new volcanoes. Mount Coronet, a volcano on Ryouko Island, is the tallest mountain in Nagato at 5,683 meters (18,645 feet) tall. Chargestone Caldera, located on East Unovia Island, southeast of Bridgeport, Nagato, is the site of the last supervolcanic eruption in Gondwana (approximately 19,650 BCE) with a Volcanic Explosivity Index of 8.

Natural disasters

During the last glacial period (approximately 19,650 BCE), Chargestone Supervolcano erupted with a Volcanic Explosivity Index of 8. The eruption was so devastating that it blocked the sun worldwide for almost a decade and possibly a 1,000-year-long cooling episode. This has led to the Chargestone catastrophic theory acting as a “soft reset.”

Climate

According to the Köppen climate classification, most of Nagato's temperate oceanic climate (or Do type) features warm summers and wet winters with frequent overcast and cloudy skies. Many laws strictly forbid damaging natural habitats, keeping most beaches in the country's natural state while attracting many tourists. Eco-tourism is highly encouraged by the government, with most hotels opting for a healthy mix of nature and the enjoyment of their guests.

Climate data for Akai Machi, Nagato
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.4
(84.9)
31.1
(88.0)
27.2
(81.0)
21.8
(71.2)
16.9
(62.4)
12.4
(54.3)
9.9
(49.8)
10.4
(50.7)
13.3
(55.9)
18.8
(65.8)
22.8
(73.0)
25.5
(77.9)
20.0
(67.9)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
24.5
(76.1)
21.1
(70.0)
15.4
(59.7)
9.9
(49.8)
5.1
(41.2)
2.5
(36.5)
2.9
(37.2)
5.6
(42.1)
10.7
(51.3)
15.4
(59.7)
19.1
(66.4)
12.9
(55.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 50
(2.0)
70
(2.8)
100
(3.9)
120
(4.7)
140
(5.5)
170
(6.7)
130
(5.1)
140
(5.5)
210
(8.3)
190
(7.5)
90
(3.5)
50
(2.0)
1,520
(59.8)
Source: [1]
Climate data for Castella, Nagato
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
27.3
(81.1)
24.3
(75.7)
17.7
(63.9)
11.6
(52.9)
7.6
(45.7)
8.3
(46.9)
10.7
(51.3)
13.7
(56.7)
16.3
(61.3)
20
(68)
23.1
(73.6)
17.3
(63.2)
Average low °C (°F) 14.3
(57.7)
14.4
(57.9)
11.7
(53.1)
7.8
(46.0)
4.7
(40.5)
1.8
(35.2)
2.1
(35.8)
2.4
(36.3)
4.2
(39.6)
6.2
(43.2)
9.2
(48.6)
12
(54)
7.6
(45.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 17.8
(0.70)
17.8
(0.70)
38.1
(1.50)
76.2
(3.00)
142.2
(5.60)
139.7
(5.50)
124.5
(4.90)
94
(3.7)
94
(3.7)
68.6
(2.70)
63.5
(2.50)
43.2
(1.70)
914.4
(36.00)
Source: [2]

Wildlife and conservation

Demographics

Population

List of the largest cities in Nagato

Language

Religion

Health

Education

Politics

Daniel Doerner 2014.jpeg Moka Akashiya 2021.jpg
Daniel
Grand Duke
Moka Akashiya
Prime Minister

Government

Grand Duke

Timeline of Grand Dukes
Daniel, Grand Duke of NagatoDonald, Grand Duke of NagatoWilliam, Grand Duke of Nagato

Prime Minister

Timeline of Prime Ministers
Moka AkashiyaShizuka NekonomeRiriko KagomeRussell FranklinYozora KatsuragiSydney JohnsonSena KashiwazakiKodaka HasegawaAlan ClarkClorissa Anderson

National Council

The National Council after the 2020 Nagato General Election
2020 General Election
Political Party Leader Political ideology Last election (2020) Status
Abbreviation Codexian Gensi % of votes Seats
LP Labor Party Rōdō Pāti Moka Akashiya Modern Liberalism, Democratic Socialism, center to left-wing 45.88%
156 / 340
Government
UP Unity Party Danketsu Pāti Shizuka Nekonome Environmentalism, Centrism 29.41%
100 / 340
Support
CP Conservative Party Hoshu-teki Pāti Ririko Kagome Conservatism, Gensi Sovereignty, right-wing 20%
68 / 340
Opposition
NSWP Nagatoian Socialists Workers’ Party Nagatoian Shakai Shugi-sha Rōdōshatō Lyn Kelly-Kazumi Nagatoian Nationalism, Neo-socialism, far-right 4.71%
16 / 340
Opposition
NIP New Independence Party Atarashī Dokuritsu Pāti Yukari Shiratori Gensi Sovereignty, right-wing 0%
0 / 340
Not elected
GGP Gondwana Green Party Gondwana Midori Pāti Ami Shirō Environmentalism, center to left-wing 0%
0 / 340
Not elected
SDPN Social Democratic Party of Nagato Nagato no Sōsharu Minshu-shugi Pāti Micheal Okabe Democratic Socialism, far-left 0%
0 / 340
Not elected
SOSP Spreading Excitement All Over the World with Haruhoe Suezohmezoh Party Haruhi Pāti Natsumi Noriaki Pro-Haruhoe Democracy, right-wing 0%
0 / 340
Not elected

Political divisions

Map of Nagato

List of Departments

Flag Department Capital Population
(2020)
Area
(km2)
Density
(people per km2)
Municipalities Map # Area
codes
Postal
codes
Akai Shuto Flag.png Akai Shuto Akai Machi 2,726,438 34,534.12 78.95 1 6 501, 511, 521, 531, 541, 551 5100-5999
Hirasaka Flag.png Hirasaka Straiton 3,043,883 62,165.05 48.96 4 8 801, 811, 821, 831, 841, 851 8100-8999
Kellsthrope Flag.png Kellsthrope Arlesbridge 4,822,611 58,765.03 82.06 2 3 301, 311, 321, 331, 341, 351, 361, 371, 381, 391 3100-3999
Kirkwood Flag.png Kirkwood Fairfield 1,597,354 57,592.06 27.74 2 2 201, 211, 221 2100-2999
Langley Flag.png Langley Castella 8,223,816 64,285.01 127.93 5 1 101, 111, 121, 131, 141, 151 1100-1999
Nakata Flag.png Nakata Humalau 2,474,242 61,179.26 40.44 3 4 601, 611, 621, 631, 641 6100-6999
Tanigawa Flag.png Tanigawa Lancaster 5,197,877 61,245.32 84.87 2 7 401, 411, 421, 431, 441, 451, 461, 471, 481, 491 4100-4999
Watakawa Flag.png Watakawa Bridgeport 5,935,009 74,560.15 79.60 6 5 701, 703, 711, 713, 721, 731, 741, 751, 761, 771, 781, 791 7100-7999

Foreign relations

The Intercontinental Regional Security Accords is headquartered in Castella.

Government finance

Military

Law enforcement and crime

Economy

Science and technology

Income, poverty, and wealth

Infrastructure

Transportation

Nagato Highway System

Map of Nagato’s Highway System

The Highway System of Nagato is signed with a white border; the top one-third is in Ruby Red and displays the word “NAGATO”, while the bottom two-thirds is in Sapphire Blue and displays the highway number. Auxiliary highways, however, are signed with the bottom two-thirds in Emerald Green and display the highway number followed by a “B” to indicate it’s a byway. All highways are fully controlled-access routes built to the same standards as other highways worldwide.

Route Number Length (km) Length (mi) Northern or western terminus Southern or eastern terminus Completed Other names Auxiliary highway (if applicable)
Nagato Route 1.png N-1 Southeast of Castella, Langley Southeast of Castella, Langley 1952 Sunrise Highway Nagato Route 1B.png N-1B
Nagato Route 2.png N-2 N-3 junction west of Bridgeport N-3 junction south of Bridgeport 1961 Orbital Highway Nagato Route 2B.png N-2B
Nagato Route 3.png N-3 Coronet, Watakawa Nambasa, Watakawa 1984 Sunset Highway Nagato Route 3B.png N-3B
Nagato Route 4.png N-4 Akai Machi, Akai Shuto Northeast of Straiton Bay, Hirasaka 1959 Capital Highway
Nagato Route 5.png N-5 Nuevema, Nakata Humalau, Nakata 2002 Nakata Highway

Energy

Culture

For centuries, Nagato has been a center of Gondwanan cultural development. Many Nagatoian artists have been among the most renowned of their time; Nagato is still recognized in Gondwana for its rich cultural tradition.

Nagatoian culture is best described as a mix of Nagatoian ingenuity for the arts and culture and Gensi resourcefulness for the betterment of all that lives. This mix has caused a noticeable divide in Nagato when culture is brought up. Nagatoian culture makes up the vast majority in Eastern Nagato, while on East Unovia Island and the surrounding islands, Gensi culture is much more prominent. Ever since meeting one another, both cultures have learned to coexist and, in doing so, make each other better. Nowadays, both cultures are seen as one entity, which is also made up of other cultures like Unovian, Vessarlan, Morstaybishlian, and Tretridian.

Traditional Nagatoian-Gensi arts include crafts such as pottery, textiles, and swordmaking; performances of puppeteering, dance, and storytelling; and other practices, tea ceremonies, flower arrangments, martial arts, calligraphy, hot springs, and games. Nagato has a developed system for the protection and promotion of both tangible and intangible cultural properties and national treasures through the Ministry of Culture. The Ministry of Culture has been very active since its creation in 1957, granting subsidies to artists, promoting Nagatoian culture worldwide, supporting festivals and cultural events, and protecting historical monuments. The Nagatoian government also succeeded in maintaining a cultural exception to defend audiovisual products made in the country.

Nagatoians have traditionally been characterized by a strong work ethic, competitiveness, and individualism, as well as a unifying belief in emphasizing liberty, equality, private property, and democracy. Nagatoians are extremely charitable by global standards: according to a 2020 Morstaybishlian study, Nagatoians gave 1.8% of their GDP to charity, more than any other nation studied.

Literature

Philosophy

Architecture

Visual art

The history of Nagatoian painting exhibits synthesis and competition between native Nagatoian esthetics and imported ideas. The interaction between Nagatoian and Gondwanan art has been significant: for example, woodblock prints, which began to be exported in the 19th century in the movement known as Nagism, had a considerable influence on the development of modern art in the East, most notably in Great Morstaybishlia.

Cuisine

Salmon and Potato Bake, the national dish of Nagato

The Nagatoian cuisine is a blend of Augustian, Gensi, and Morstaybishlian cultures, with elements from Orderia, Vessarlian, and Auravas. wikipedia:Seafood and basmati rice or udon noodles are traditional staples dating back to the Gensi Republic in the 1200s. Food like beef and potatoes was brought by the Augustians in the 1640s. When Morstaybishlian missionaries landed on Nagato in 1864 to open trade, they introduced the citizens to cheese, roasted and stewed meats, meat and game pies, boiled vegetables, broths, and fruit pies. This mashup of different cuisines has helped Nagato create its own identity while conserving its values and pride.

Bridgeport’s Fifth Street Public Market’s Provisions Food Hall

Seafood has traditionally accounted for a large proportion of the Nagatoian diet, especially in western Nagato. With a massive boom in commercial fishing in recent years, the islands see tons of fish like Madai (Seabream) and Tuna for all kinds of dishes. Delicacies in the west include smoked tuna and madai seibutsu (raw seabream). Bridgeport's Fifth Street Public Market is notable regarding this culinary style, along with Yamato and Hanakawa.

Steak Udon, a staple of Nagatoian cuisine

Rice and noodles have been a staple for hundreds of years. Many dishes are a combination of meat and either rice or noodles. Steak Udon is a popular dish as both ingredients are stir-fried together with a broth or a paste. Another popular dish is rice bowls, generally accompanied by tuna or beef, along with lots of vegetables.

Beef is often enjoyed more in eastern Nagato as seafood is hard to come by and livestock is very plentiful. Most dishes consist of a cut of meat along with starch (typically potatoes) and a type of bread. This meal structure is typical of the Unovia Region and differs from Eastern and Southern Gondwana meal structures, though it still often consists of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Late-morning and mid-afternoon snacks are also usually included in this meal structure.

Bread is a significant part of eastern Nagatoian cuisine, and Nagatoian bakeries produce about 300 main types of bread and 900 types of pastries and rolls.

Duke Estate Winery, the largest winery in Nagato.

Popular Nagatoian beverages include rice wine, which typically contains 14–17% alcohol and is made by multiple fermentation of rice. Beer has been brewed in Nagato since the late 17th century. Wine has become popular in many parts of the country, especially in the Southern Nagato Wine Region. In 2021, Nagato was the fifth-largest wine producer in the world.

Nagato is the world's second highest per capita cider consumption and the second largest cider-producing country on Urth behind Augustia. Ciders from Tanigawa are generally more robust. Cider is also popular in Mizore as an alternative to hard liquor. In Great Morstaybishlia, varieties of fermented cider are often called hard cider to distinguish alcoholic cider from non-alcoholic apple cider or "sweet cider," also made from apples. In Augustia, cider cannot contain less than 2.5% or over 13% absolute alcohol by volume.

Music

Cinema

Sports

Kyuzo Miza (left) and Kano Jiro (right)

Judo is widely known as Nagato’s national sport. Created in 1885 by Kano Jiro and Kyuzo Miza, Judo was used as a form of exercise by the Gensi of East Unovia Island. Many teachers of Judo, like Jiro and Miza, taught classes of 20 or less in a small, matted room where anyone could master the technique of Judo. In 1899, Judo made its way to eastern Nagato, with most citizens seeing Judo as a self-defense technique. Miza took this reaction as a way to increase the potential of Judo to the masses and started teaching Judo to little to no experienced customers. Judo, eventually, became part of the compulsory junior high school curriculum in 1912 and the military in 1913. Judo has been recognized as one of the five great martial arts on Urth and has been included in the Aldanic Games since the 1950 Salovia Aldanic Games.

Spiegelman Thunderdome Stadium in 2015

Association football has always been the most popular sport in Nagato ever since Morstaybishlian Missionaries sailed to Castella in 1872. Since then, Nagato has dominated the Unovia Region and Northeastern Gondwana but never won a single World Cup. The Nagatoian national football team is headquartered in Castella at the Spiegelman Thunderdome Stadium. The team’s biggest rivals are the Augustian national football team and the Orderia national football team.

Throughout Nagato, there are many different football clubs (FC). Castella FC and Kellsthrope United FC are the oldest and the best teams, with a win-to-loss ratio of 85% and 83%, respectively. Other groups include Kirkwood United FC, Langley United FC, Nakata United FC, Watakawa United FC, Tanigawa United FC, Hirasaka United FC, and Akai Shuto United FC.

Track and field have been considered Nagato’s third national sport, after football and Judo. Events like long-distance running and marathons have been popularized in Nagato and exported to other places worldwide.

Nagato hosted the Summer Aldanic in Castella in 1972 and 1996, making Castella the third Gondwanan city to host the Aldanic twice. The country has also gained the hosting rights for the official World Athletics Championships on five occasions, more than any other nation.

Physical fitness is emphasized in Nagatoian culture, with morning exercises practiced, commercial gyms and private fitness clubs popular across the country, and many activities like biking, swimming, and track and field.

Mass media

The three major television broadcasters in Nagato are the Nagatoian Broadcasting Company (NBC), Unovian Broadcasting Company (UBC), and the Gondwana Television Network (GTN); these three networks are all commercial entities. Cable television offers hundreds of channels catering to a variety of niches.

Nagato commercial radio broadcasting includes FM stations and AM stations. In addition, there are numerous public radio stations run by universities and public authorities for educational purposes, and internet-based radio stations run by anyone with an internet connection and an Internet Commercial Radio Broadcasting License (ICRBL). As of June 2022, there are 854 licensed full-power radio stations in Nagato, according to the Nagatoian Communications Commission (NCC).

The national newspaper of Nagato is the Nagatoian News. Although the cost of publishing has increased over the years, the price of newspapers has remained low, forcing Nagatoian News to rely more on advertising revenue and articles provided by advertisement firms and political parties. Most city and department newspapers have gone online, while some have dual versions online and in print. Major cities often have "alternative weeklies" to complement the mainstream daily papers, such as Castella’s The Peninsula Perceptive or Akai Machi’s AM Weekly. Major cities may also support a local business journal, trade papers relating to local industries, and papers for local ethnic, social, and political groups.

Symbols

The Flag of Nagato, the Nagatoian Phoenix
Nagato Coat of Arms

The flag of Nagato is called the Nagatoian Phoenix. It was created in 1945 as a replacement for the Duchy of Nagato’s flag, which was used during the Nagatoian Civil War. The colors on the flag are (from top to bottom): Unovian Red, White, Emerald Green, White, and Gensi Blue. In the middle of the flag is an image of the Unovian Phoenix, the symbol for the Unovia Region, surrounded by a Gensi Blue circle with a white border. Between each bar color is a white stripe.

Color Web color (hex) Decimal color (rgb) Symbolism Notes
Unovian Red #ff1650 255, 22, 80 Blood, sacrifice, health, Unovian Culture Adopted from the Empire of Augustia flag
Emerald Green #50c878 80, 200, 120 Nature, land, prosperity, progress Adopted from the Nagatoian Independance flag
Gensi Blue #0000ff 0, 0, 255 Trust, loyalty, stability, faith, Gensi Culture Adopted from the Gensi Republic flag
White #ffffff 255, 255, 255 Purity, cleanliness, peacefulness Adopted from many sources

The Unovian Phoenix and the coat of arms of Nagato have ties to the region of Unovia, along with Augustia and the northern part of Orderia. All three countries were at one point part of Augustia, represented by the Unovian Phoenix.

The national anthem of Nagato is Together by Fumie Akiyoshi, translated by Hiltonium and Fé van Kessel. The anthem was originally a Gensi fight song by Fumie Akiyoshi in 1942 and was used as the unofficial anthem of the Duchy of Nagato. Mentions of Mount Coronet, rock climbing, and multi-battle victories can be heard throughout the song and a line about Nagato’s ever-growing list of battles it has been in.