Oilean

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The Aivintian Dependency of Oilean

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Flag of Oilean
Motto: Iarann ​​agus Cruach
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Map of Oilean, in the southern part of the Sea of Gondwana
Capital
and largest city
Dunbronach
Official languagesStaynish
Durdneelian
Ethnic groups
(2020)
94% Human
0.5% Elf
1% Vulpine
0.5% Lupine
2% Feline
2% other
Demonym(s)Oileanian
GovernmentOccupied Parliamentary Dependency
Martin Ambrose
Vacant
LegislatureParliament
House of Appointees
House of Representatives
Establishment
• Coronation of High King Fergus I
1539
• Ratification of the Oileanian Constitution
1789
• Treaty of Fort Steel, Aivintian War of the Isles
2003
Population
• 2020 census
Increase 11,070,607
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
286B
• Per capita
26k
Gini (2020)0.42
low
HDI (2020)0.63
medium
CurrencyCrown (ℂ/CRN)
Time zoneUTC-6
Date formatDD/MM/YYYY
Driving sidethe left
Calling code+295
ISO 3166 codeOLN
Internet TLD.oln

The Aivintian Dependency of Oilean, commonly known as Oilean, is a unitary dependent territory in Gondwana. Oilean is completely isolated on the Emerald Isles, with no land borders. The Sea of Gondwana lies to the north, with the Strait of Oilean being the only entrance and exit apart from Reijia.

Oilean is an Aivintian Dependency with a two-House parliament system. The Executive is run by the Prime Minister, but with the recent vacancy of the office in June 2020, the Military Governor, General Martin Ambrose, has suspended the executive and authorized a military occupation of Oilean in response to the Oilean Republican Crisis.

The capital is Dunbronach, a large metropolis sandwiched by the military bases of Fort Iron and Fort Steel, currently two of the largest Aivintian garrisons in the world. The urban area population of Dubronach reached 1.5 million in 2020, a huge milestone for the Oileanian peoples. The second largest city of Oilean is Templegar, with a population of 210 thousand.

Oilean’s relation with its metropolitan territory, Aivintis, is complicated. The Aivintian Empire allowed for a functioning democracy in the legislature, but kept a strong military hold over the nation, and the Federal Kritarchy of Aivintis continued this tradition. Since the institution of this democracy in 2005, Republican movements have risen in the parliament, executive, and in voting groups. It was only after the turmoil of the 2013 Coup d’état of Aivintis that the Oilean Republican Army was formed, a radical political party that has since opposed Aivintian rule.

Oilean has a fair but declining economy, with a relatively low average income and growing income inequality. Oilean was late to industrialize, and had a beautifully preserved environment, especially in the west, where industrialization hasn’t even touched the countryside and urbanization has yet to develop.

Geography

History

Antiquity

In Prehistoric times, the first Oileanians came across the Southern Gondwanan Land Bridge. Hunters and gatherers, they chased the land's plentiful game, before settling on the Emerald Isles after the innovation of farming. Oileanian civilization mostly relied on penned animals such as cattle and sheep, but farming was not a negligible aspect of society. Based on archaeological evidence, these Oileanian fields were extensive farming networks, separated by dry-stone crops. Wheat and barley were the earliest crops. Society developed not too long after Oileanian settlements had sprouted up, setting the stage for the history of Oilean.

By the Bronze Age, Oilean experienced innovations such as the wheel; harnessing oxen; weaving textiles; brewing alcohol; and skillful metalworking, produced new weapons and tools, along with fine gold decoration and jewelry, such as brooches and torques. Society from the Bronze Age to the late BCEs is still very much a mystery, but many prominent scholars argue that the similarity of architecture and other signs of civilization across much of southeastern Gondwana, including Oilean, corroborates the idea of an ancient empire, akin to the one purported by Lerasian mythology. Whether or not this is true, what is true is that society in these times flourished.

Late Antiquity to Early Middle Ages (800 - 1169)

Middle Ages (1169 - 1536)

Kingdom of Oilean (1536 - 1789)

Republic of Oilean (1789 - 2003)

Aivintian Rule (Present Day)

Politics

Military

Militarily, Oilean is under the occupation of the Aivintian Armed Forces. Their sovereign military was dissolved in the Treaty of Fort Steel, and replaced with an Aivintian garrison, which has, over the years, grown to a significant size. The role of the Aivintian military in Oilean is mainly to keep order and peace, which involves putting down any attempted uprisings and maintaining Aivintian rule. Historically, the Oileanians themselves have provided very little for the Aivintian military, mostly due to mutual distrust and fear. Since the Federal Kritarchy took over, however, Oilean has played a much more active role, although only a small number of Oileanians have been allowed to enlist.

Economy