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The Democracy of Nakosa

"Demokratiet av Njahoska"
The Flag of Nakosa
Flag
The Nakosan Coat of Arms
Coat of arms
Motto: 'Jo hardere vi faller, jo høyere står vi.'
"The harder we fall, the higher we stand."
Anthem: "Njahoska Har Ennå Ikke Falt" "Nakosa Has Not Yet Fallen"
Nakosa and its surrounding nations.
Nakosa and its surrounding nations.
Capital
and
Usaky
Other languagesNäkwëldën, Norgsveltian, Eyjarian, Staynish and Gliat Shean
Religion
Ademarisim
Demonym(s)Nakosan
GovernmentDemocracy
• Tribune
Jaren Haskoff
• Consul
Darry Rashville
• Praetor
Harry Goswald
• Quaetor
Finn Wass
• Aedile
Matthew Bison
LegislatureThe Senate
The Patricians
The Plebians
Independence 
From Helslandr
• The fall of Gliat Shea
Aprox. 1400 BCE
• Annexed into first Norgsveltian Empire
1642
• Independence and delecration of the Grand Republic of Frilandr
1770
• Refugees from Communist takeover enter Nakosa
1940
• Declaration of independence from Helslandr
1943
• The Nakosan war for Independence
1943 - 1947
• Full independence declared and the formation of The Democracy of Nakosa
1948
• The Nakosan Civil war
1950 - 1955
Population
• 2030 estimate
28 million
• 2019 census
20 million
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$340 billion
• Per capita
$17k
Gini45.7
medium
HDIIncrease 0.837
very high
CurrencySnarps (SNP)
Time zonePST
Date formatDD/MM/YYYY
Driving sideleft
Calling code+505
Internet TLD.nk
Today part ofVestrava

The Democracy of Nakosa, or simply Nakosa, is located on the north-west region of Yasteria, having the Borean sea to the north and sharing its borders with Pledonia to the north west, Helslandr to the west, Yeongrang to the south, Statisland to the south east, and Heatherspike to the east. No countries currently exist to the east. It is the biggest country in Vestrava. Its capital is Usaky, which is Nakosa's second largest city at around 2.3 million residents as of 2019. It's biggest city is Heronach, with 3.3 million residents. The current head of government is Jaren Haskoff, who was elected Tribune in January 2020. Nakosa is a unitary, sovereign state, with its government being a constitutional republic with legislative power, being held by The Senate.

Etymology

Nakosa

The origin of Nakosa's name came from the three major settlements created after the fall of Gliat Shea. When protesters decided to campaign for independence in 1941, they had to think of a name for the country. they decided to take the 'Na' of Najrk, the 'Ko' of Koraskavah, and the 'Sa' of Sarydiv to make 'Nakosa'.

Njahoska

The Norgsveltian word for Nakosa originates from the word used to describe the three major settlements as one. The first written form of the word is thought to have been on a stone tablet, as a treaty between Najrk and Sarydiv dating back to approximately 450 BCE.

History

Emergence

After the Fall of Gliat Shea, the remaining Gliat Sheans erected small settlements scattered around the former lands. There were three main settlements, Najrk, Koraskavah, and Sarydiv. The tribes had several minor wars over a course of 3200 years, particularly Najrk and Sarydiv, but they mostly lived in peace.

The First Norgsveltian Empire

In 1642 the first Norgsveltian empire claimed the area as it's own. There was a brief war between the Norgsveldets and the natives, but they managed to create a treaty and all was well. The Gliat Sheans were considered a colony by The First Norgsveltian Empire, but they thought themselves a region.

The Republic of Frilandr

After the Republic of Frilandr was formed, peace within the area remained until Frilandr became more centralist, with power stripped from the region. Many Gliat Shean descendants started campaigning for the idea that the area form an independent country named after the original three settlements. There were many riots throughout the country and the government of the area was worried the whole thing would descend into civil war.

Independence

After Pledonia won the Pledonian War of Independence, along with several other civil wars, Helslandr was crippled. The cries to make Nakosa an independent country were louder than ever, as the economy was extremely low, and the region was falling into chaos. Sir Oddswalth Bringington, a former politics champion, caved in and quickly formed a small government to control the area's soldiers.

On the 25th of November, Nakosa declared independence against Helslandr. Unexpectedly, it retaliated by sending troops to Usaky. The Nakosan War for Independence lasted 4 years, mainly because Nakosa did not have as good a military experience. In 1947 31st January Helsandr surrendered, but it was only a year later full independence was declared. 7,000 Nakosans died during the war. Nakosa became a communist country.

The Nakosan Civil War

After independence, Nakosa remained peaceful until 1949, when protesters started campaigning for Capitalisim. The Senate, annoyed at the Capitalists, sent out some police force to stop the protests. The situation slowly escalated until September 11th 1950 when protesters brought in guns to defend themselves from police. The Senate declared civil war.

The period between 1950 and 1955 is known as 'The Great Slump'. During this period GDP dropped to just $56 Billion, as most of the money was either redirected to military funding, or lost due to many people quitting or being fired from their jobs to fight for Nakosa.

Geography

Biodiversity

Nakosa is a humid subtropic country, sprawling with various landscapes. The southern parts of Nakosa are more forest-filled, while the northern part is mostly plains. Nakosa has a range of different flora and fauna, including the national animal, the stag, and the national flower, the Sunflower.

Landscape

Mountains

Bordering Nakosa with Helslandr and Pledonia is the Plelsakan Mountan range, spanning nearly the entire west border of Nakosa, apart from a medium sized gap in the centre of the border of Nakosa and Helslandr.

Mt Bakkemann

Nakosa's largest mountain, however, exists near the eastern border in a small region of land called the 'Balabel Plains', famous throughout the nation for it's stunningly high hills and beautiful forests. Known by locals as 'Bakkemann' or, translated literally, 'Hill Man', Mt Bakkemann stands at 3,764 metres tall.

Ademarism legend has it, after God-on-urth's physical form was slayed, that one bit of essence from the physical form was carried away and accidentally spread on a human, who became a demigod. The Angels, worried that the human would rise up against them, turned him to stone, and he became Mt Bakkemann.

Forests

There are many forest spread throughout south Nakosa, but the two largest are Frundun Forest and Kobaba Forest.

Frundun Forest

Frundun Forest is located in the south east area of Nakosa. The area is covered mostly in Redwood trees.

In the late 1940's many companies started chopping down trees areas of Frundun Forest. The government was worried that in two decades the entire forest would be gone. After a year of arresting the loggers, Sir Oddswalth Bringington decided that Frundun Forest be made a national park.

Kobaba Forest

Kobaba Forest is located in the south west area of Nakosa. It's mainly filled with oak trees and spruce trees. The ancient settlement of Koraskavah is located here.

Government

The Nakosan government is known as The Senate, which is split up into two parts, The Patricians and The Plebians.

The Patricians

The Patricians are a group of several leaders, each governing their own section of politics:

Tribune

The Tribune is the leading body of the entire Senate. They are the voice of the people, and have the highest amount of power within The Senate. Any legislation from the other leaders must be overseen and approved by the Tribune before passing.

Consul

The Consul is second in power. If The Tribune leaves position in any way, they become The Triune until the next election.

Praetor

Praetors lead in health. They help the country when there's a pandemic.

Quaetor

Quaetors are in charge of the financial parts of politics.

Aedile

Aediles make sure about the environmental side of things.

The Plebians

The Plebians are a large amount of people governing more restricted areas. They are split under the Praetor, Quaetor, and the Aedile.

Relationships

Allies

Nations on this list have an alliance with Nakosa.

Neutral

Nations on this list are neither allies nor enemies of Nakosa, but may or may not have been in the past.

Enemies

Nations on this list have high tension / are at war with Nakosa.

Culture

Language


Literature

The earliest piece of literature in Nakosa was published in 1434 called 'Veilederen for å prise Gud-på-urth' , and it was a book about Ademarisim.

Visual Arts, Design, and Architecture

The period between 1948 and 1950 was known as the 'Rebirth Period', with many paintings during this period filled with bright colours, particularly light blue.

Music

The most popular genre of music is country pop.

Cinema and Television


Media and Communications

In Nakosa there are several newspapers running but the longest one is Njahoska Nyheter, or 'Nakosa News'.

Cuisine

Calamari and pork legs
Pølseting, a signature dish made in Nakosa.

Though modern Nakosan Cuisine is mostly modern cooking fashion, ancient cooking techniques and recipes still flourish. Most of the foodstuffs created are pastries and meats, though several vegetable-based foods have been created here.

Some of the most famous savory dishes created include the Polseting, roast bull meat with boiled cauliflower, and Osswad.

In addition, Nakosa has a large wine industry, with the main manufacturer being Vinsperk. Vinsperk has history going back to 1670.

Sports


Public Holidays and Festivals

Nakosa has a wide range of holidays and festivals.

Holiday Date Remarks
New Year's Beginnings January 1st Celebrating the start of the new year according to Georgian calendar
Nakosa Day January 31st A festival celebrating Nakosa's independence from Helslandr and everything it has
Gliat Shean Day April 4th Celebrating the descendants of Gliat Shea and Gliat Shea itself
Midyear Celebration July 1st Celebrating the midyear point
Old Year's End December 31st Celebrating the end of the old year according to the Georgian calendar