Confederated State of Rodenia Estado Confederal de Rodenia
|Official languages||Staynish, Impelanzan|
• Supreme Archon
|Legislature||The Congression Council|
• 2019 census
|GDP (nominal)||2020 estimate|
• Per capita
|Currency||Rodenian Qíle (ƍ)|
The Confederated State of Rodenia (Impelanzan: Estado Confederal de Rodenia) is a sovereign country, located in the central southern part of Arcturia. It borders the nations of South Peragen, Lokania, New Calth (Great Morstaybishlia), Puntalia, New Puntalia, and Osterlicsh.
For hundreds of years Rodenia was apart of the Impelanzan Empire. It seceded following its collapse and was ruled by petty kingdoms. In the 14th and 15th century Staynish and Ethalrians emigrated from Aurora and settled on the east coast. In 1709 the Morstaybishlian Empire declared Rodenia a colony and by the 1740s Morstaybishlia had seized control of the west coast from smaller kingdoms.
Rodenia made up a part of Morstaybishlian Arcturia, a large, unbroken chain of colonies and protectorates owned by Morstaybishlia from Lokania to Sokala. It fought in the Great War and later the Auroran Imperial War where it was granted independence. From 1975 to 1996 Rodenia was split into two nations; North Peragen, an Impelanzan speaking majority nation in the west and Ruxalara, a Staynish speaking majority nation in the east. However, the cultural and linguistic demographics were complicated and following a lengthy transitional period in the mid 1990s the two nations came together again as Rodenia.
Rodenia suffered an economic crisis in the mid 2000s that failed to improve over the next decade. In late 2017 Rodenia fell into a period of civil war. Great Morstaybishlia's incumbent Prime Minister Walter Johannes supported the right-wing Kirk Santon over the communist leaders and subsequently got involved in the Rodenian Civil War, which ended on 19 October 2018 when Kirk Santon was instated Protector of the Realm as the head of a provisional government. However, after Johannes was defeated in a general election and the new Labour Prime Minister Franklin Barvata was elected the MBE withdrew all forces. Santon faced immense pressure as a new wave of communist insurgencies threatened to eliminate his position. Santon enacted harsh internal policies against the insurgents and did not restore the democratic foundations of the previous government, later declaring himself Supreme Archon. Rodenia sparked huge controversy after marching forces into Puntalia, and following the Puntalian Compromise Treaty and 2020 Puntalian Crisis has faced heavy sanctions and embargoes.
Rodenia's military expenditure was 6 percent of their Gross Domestic Product in 2020, totaling 41.09 billion KRB. Conscription is mandatory at 18. It employs just over 650,000 service personnel over its three branches, which is 1.57 percent of the total population. Rodenia's military equipment and technology are typically dated from the late 1990s and 2000s, with a few exceptions. Rodenian service personnel experience less quality training on average than their counterparts in 2015, reducing the quality of the armed forces in exchange for numbers. This is indicative of their fast rate of militarisation which is predicted to reach 1 million service personnel by 2024-2025 (including paramilitary, militarised police and private militias). Rodenia could theoretically amass 2.5 million people; although a force of that size would not be as efficient.
Rodenia has a blue-fleet capable navy, although today it primarily focuses on defence and surveilence within its green-waters. It includes 8 diesel-electric submarines of varying ages across the 1990s and 2010s, 3 Amphibious warfare ships (tank landing and platform docks), 10 frigates from varying ages across the 1980s to 2000s, 3 corvettes commissioned between 1997-2001, 26 offshore patrol boats, 7 mine countermeasures, 14 auxillary ships, 16 landing craft, 15 survey ships, 34 inshore patrol ships, and over 40 fast patrol boats. Its navy was assessed in 2019 and has many ships being built, including two frigates for 2023-24.