Serene Kingdom of Nilovia
|Green: Nilovia ; Light Green: The UNAC|
Green: Nilovia ; Light Green: The UNAC
|Ethnic groups |
|Demonym(s)||Nilovian, Nilov, Nilovan|
|235,124.57 km2 (90,782.10 sq mi)|
• 2018 estimate
• 2015 census
|146,100/km2 (378,397.3/sq mi)|
|GDP (nominal)||2015 estimate|
• Per capita
(Unofficially) Kirib (§
|Driving side||the right|
|ISO 3166 code||NLV|
The Serene Kingdom of Nilovia, commonly known as Nilovia, is a nation located on the southeastern coast of Aurora. It shares its only border with Tuvaltastan, and lies north of Dragonia, separated by water inf the form of the Altair Strait. The nation spans from the Lurji Gulf to the west, and the Sea of Tranquility to the east, with the Lovian Peninsula jutting southwards to the Altair Strait. The nation is geographically split by the Itsavs Mountains, with the mediterranean western coast and the eastern plains straddling the mountain range. Nilovia is surrounded entirely by both Tuvaltastan and Dragonia in terms of maritime access, and thus is strategically tied to both nations. Three islands are under Nilovian sovereignty, those being Dats’q’evlili Island located within Lake Nilovi, Gamagrek'undzuli located between the Azure Sea and the Lurji Gulf to the west, and the small Shek’rebili Isle, situated between the Twin Bays and the Sea of Tranquility. Its northern border is made up primarily of two rivers, the Uamravi River making up the majority of the western half save for the border established between the peak of the Itsavs Mountains and Lake Nilovi by the 1683 Treaty of Land Rights and Sovereignty, and the Changali River making up the eastern half.
The territory of Nilovia is currently split between the internationally-recognized Serene Kingdom and the self-proclaimed United Nilovian Council of Order and Prosperity (UNCOP). The Serene Kingdom of Nilovia effectively controls the territory west of the Itsavs Mountains, and the UNCOP controls the territory east of the Itsavs. Both the Kingdom and the UNCOP claim the entirety of Nilovia, with the UNCOP claiming additional territory that includes all of Lake Nilovi, and all territory east of the Khermali River and south of the Great Auroran Desert. The two organizations have been locked in a civil war since 2008, with a longstanding ceasefire in 2018 freezing the conflict. The Itsavs Mountains currently serve as the de facto demilitarized zone, enforced by both UNAC and PKFU peacekeeping forces.
The Lake Nilovi region has been inhabited since prehistoric times, with the first signs of sentient life existing as early as 30,000 BCE. The Fendelkh Fiefdom reigned over the Lake Nilovi area from 1783 BCE to around 1400 BCE, when it, along with a number of other civilizations would suddenly end, in an event known as the Great Vanishing. By the 8th Century, the Nelovic Kingdom would be formed by King Turini out of the various city-states around Lake Nilovi, until in 135 BCE, when the Nelovic Kingdom and the Lovian Empire would engage in the Nelo-Lovian War, resulting in the Lovian Empire taking over the region and expanding its territory to the Sea of Tranquility. In 135 AD, Lovian King Odelfv assassinated Suvolic King Rorik II, thus uniting the Suvolic Empire and the Lovian Empire into the Grand Monarchy of Salovia. Nilovia would remain part of Salovia until during the Salovian Interregnum, where from 1001 to 1036, the first Kingdom of Nilovia was formed. Spanning a similar territory to modern-day Nilovia, the kingdom experienced difficulties in establishing its legitimacy, and as the Salovian Monarchy began regaining sovereignty, the Wars of Reconquest began from 1030 to 1043, with the Salovian Reconquest of Nilovia taking place from 1033 to 1036.
The Era of Unrest saw a second attempt at independence, however it would see limited success as the Akhalibisi-based Grand Republic of Salovia overshadowed most attempts at effective independence. As a province of Salovia, it, along with most provinces, would be suppressed politically by the Baykalian Semi-Autonomous Province, which had systemically expanded its power over the nation, eventually leading to the Salovian Civil War. Nilovia would form a coalition with the Kostrom Independence Front during the war, called the Kostro-Nilovian Front. The Tuva-Altai Coalition however had taken control of Nilovian territory by the end of the Civil War, and under the Treaty of Astravili became a province of Tuvaltastan. In January 1st 2008, the Nilovian province peacefully gained independence from Tuvaltastan after a 2007 referendum on the issue of independence, establishing a short-lived presidential-parliamentary republic similar to the Tuvalt system of government. However, avid monarchists called for a re-instatement of the Nilovian monarchy to power, and in by July 8th 2008, the republic was replaced with an absolute monarchy supported by a bloodless military-led coup d'etat. A month after the reinstatement, Nilovian general Zerkesi Verulidze called for the establishment of a dual-rule system of government between the monarchy and the military, which King Xerxes vehemently opposed. Verulidze subsequently assassinated the King on November 4th 2008, and began a partially-successful coup under the United Nilovian Council of Order and Prosperity, leading to the ongoing Nilovian Civil War.
Etymology[edit | edit source | hide | hide all]
The name Nilovia is in direct reference to the lake the nation straddles, Lake Nilovi. "Nilovi" itself is directly evolved from the name of the medieval Kingdom of Nelovi.
First Attempt at Independence[edit | edit source | hide]
During the Salov Interregnum from 992-1032, a small militia controlled by five principalities around Lake Nilovi executed a plan to push out the Salovian prescence around the then-sparsely-populated coast of the lake. Succeeding in liberating the southeastern coast, the militia moved further southeast, taking control of the villages and government buildings as they went. By 1001, the nation of Nilovia had been born.
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