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The People’s Republic of Seleyth

Flag of Seleyth
Motto: For Our Gods and Our People
Anthem: "Glory to the Brave"
Seleyth (green), in Southwest Gondwana
Seleyth (green), in Southwest Gondwana
and largest city
Inebu-hedj (Diamin)
Official languagesStaynish
Ethnic groups
76% Lutryne
19% Human
5% other
70% Ulvriktru
15% Thaerist
5% Ademarist
10% Other
GovernmentSocialist Military Dictatorship
LegislatureSeleythen People’s Assembly
• Tretridian Colonization of Gondwana
• Independence from Tretrid
• Revolution Day
• 2001 estimate
18 million
GDP (nominal)2001 estimate
• Total
• Per capita
CurrencySeleythen Pound (PRSP)
Time zoneUTC-8
Date formatMM/DD/YYYY
Driving sideright
Calling code+179
ISO 3166 codePRS

The People’s Republic of Seleyth, commonly known as Seleyth is a sovereign developing country in former Tretridian Southwest Gondwana. The nation shares land borders with five countries - Amara in the north, Sawernalia in the west, Ryza in the southwest, Nyxieta in the southeast, and Balnakia in the east.

Seleyth is a military dictatorship, with the government dominated by Ra-kheperu and his strongest generals. Legislation is handled by unicameral legislature consisting of legislators elected by all Lutryne Seleythen citizens, but is subject to Ra-kheperu’s approval or refusal. Some civil Ministers handle minor areas of the bureaucracy, but the government mostly focuses on the military and the industry behind it. The capital is Inebu-hedj, a medium density city with an estimated population of around one million.

Seleyth has a poor state-controlled economy with the vast majority of resources and wealth being invested into the military. Unemployment is frequent, income is low, and all the sources of wealth have been untapped since the 19th century. Currently, Seleyth is attempting to industrialize, especially towards the center of the country, but is struggling. The nation is kept afloat by foreign communist suppliers and its hyperfocus on its military.


Seleyth is a landlocked nation in Southwest Gondwana. It is bordered by Amara to the north, Sawernalia to the west, Ryza to the southwest, Nyxieta to the southeast, and Balnakia to the east.

The majority of the nation is characterized by the Seleythen Plateau, a vast elevated landmass home to most of the Seleythen people. The plateau is relatively flat at the top, with occasional peaks in elevation. The isolated nature of the landmass limits biodiversity in the region, but human and Lutryne settlers have brought in livestock to graze.

The Seleythen Plateau is dotted with many lakes - brackish and freshwater alike - which provide the majority of the water to the nation. In between these lakes, the terrain is mostly grassland, with some areas rockier than others. The plateau is where most of the cities of Seleyth have been built, arduous tasks without value to the Seleythen People’s republic. Oil was discovered in the 20th century, but Tretridian extraction efforts ended shortly after, leaving most of it untapped. Adjacent to most of the major cities and settlements of Seleyth, diamond mines are commonplace, reaching deep into the Urth for riches. Despite a century of mining by the Tretridians, a vast quantity of wealth remains unexploited underground.

As the plateau lowers into the outskirts of the country, Karst caves are easily visible. These Karsts have been long since excavated, turned into long mine shafts connecting with some of the other major diamond mines. Although some Seleythens have gone caving in these Karsts, they are merely a footnote compared to the rest of the region. Past these Karsts and under the sprawling plateau, the topography flattens out once more into grassy lowlands. Blessed with a few major rivers, these lowlands are home to sprawling plantations, once used for cash crops but now used to support a modern population with living on an infertile plateau.

Seleythen climate is relatively cold, with most of the country located on the edge of a Dfb climate on the Köppen system. The summers are relatively warm throughout most of the nation, but in some areas on the edge of the borders the summers can get scorching hot. Otherwise, those areas are more temperate, a respite from the colder reaches of the Seleythen nation. The country has no dry season, which contributes to humid weather in the summers, especially. Rain is abundant in Seleyth, often used to supplement insufficient water supplies by poorer villages and towns under Seleythen rule. Storms are also commonplace, formerly believed to be a sign of fickle and angry gods.


Ancient Seleyth (1110 BCE - 30 CE)

Seleythen Kshatrapas (30 CE - 922 CE)

Kataraya Dynasty (922 CE - 1456 CE)

Babur Empire (1456 CE - 1753 CE)

Tretridian Southwest Gondwana (1753 CE - 1921 CE)

People’s Republic (1921 CE - Present)

After Tretrid withdrew from Tretridian Southwest Gondwana, the power vacuum was devastating. The group of ethnicities and ideologies that had coexisted under Tretridian rule — willingly or no - suddenly found themselves in a position where no one was keeping order, law, security. The first few years were devastating. After that, two distinct groups coalesced. The People’s Army of Seleyth, a socialist movement advocating for social equality, personal liberty, and a Lutryne state, and the Constitutionalist Movement, seeking a Constitutional Monarchy modeled after that of Tretrid. Other groups formed, too, including Fascists, Anarchists, and roving bands of bandits, but soon the two groups were strong enough to push them back and take their place in the lead.

Ra-nekht (1921 - 1937)

Ra-nekht organized the People’s Army based on the values of socialism that had been brought to Southwest Gondwana by Tretridian political theorists, but also based on the culture of the Ancient Seleythen Empire, which he believed to be the last true unified Seleythen state. His persuasive rhetoric and strong leadership quickly established order in his small mining town, and soon spread like wildfire through the territory.

The Constitutionalists mostly appealed to the humans of Seleyth, be they remnants of the old human population or Tretridian settlers who remained after Tretrid left the region. Unlike the People’s Army, however, they did not take any extremist stance on species, meaning they attracted a number of Lutrynes as well. The Constitutionalists’ main advantage, apart from Tretridian education, was their access to the city of Diamin, which provided the infrastructure, population, and even some leftover armaments, needed to launch a successful campaign.

By early 1928, the strife in the Seleythen region had boiled down into total war between the People’s Army and the Constitutionalists, led by King Burgred, a former soldier with no connection to Tretridian royalty. In April, after an impassioned speech by Ra-nekht, Lutryne soldiers stormed the Constitutionalist city of Diamin, bypassing all the other cities behind enemy lines. Ra-nekht himself led the charge, forcing the unconditional surrender of the Constitutionalist movement out of King Burgred at gunpoint, renaming the city Inebu-hedj and ending the war.

Although there was stiff resistance in most areas of Seleyth even up to Ra-nekht’s death, the People’s Army had effectively created their Lutryne socialist state. Ra-nekht’s regime brought order and a greater degree of stability and security to the region, but his regime was characterized by high levels of corruption, crime, human opposition, and authoritarian reactions. The nation had a long way to go before it could achieve the level of social equality and order it promised its supporters.

As it turns out, Ra-nekht was the only one standing between the nation and a return to chaos. In 1937, his death tore the unstable nation apart. In the following four years, a handful of Lutryne warlords and a resurgence of the Constitutionalist movement, under a new false king, vied for power. It wasn’t until 1941 that one of these warlords, the self-styled Ra-ankh, managed to emerge victorious. The nation, however, was shattered.

Ra-ankh (1937 - 1982)

Ra-ankh’s rule was a revival of the Socialist Lutryne state under Ra-nekht, with many revisions. He established a People’s Assemblies, with universal Lutryne suffrage, but maintained his power over the Legislature and military. He appointed a number of ministers, most of them also generals, and established a cohesive succession structure, with a candidate submitted by the Brotherly Leader to the People’s Assembly to be approved. However, the regime was still held together only by the Leader and the military. Instability was still the Seleythen way of life.

Despite Ra-ankh’s reforms and strong military leadership, Seleyth was still plagued by strife. Nearly a dozen Constitutionalist cells remained active throughout his rule, with only a few hunted down and destroyed before his death. The economy was non-existent, with farms either burned in war or barely managing to supply the biggest cities of the state. Many died of starvation. Humans were oppressed, with no political freedoms and general resentment by the Lutrynes due to their intrusive colonialism throughout history.

During the year 1950, Ra-ankh established a military partnership with Kurikia, a much stronger socialist power. This move was criticized by the most radical Lutryne supremacists and the lower classes, which had suffered the most under Ra-ankh’s rule, but propaganda and passionate speeches kept the vast majority of the nation in line and disillusioned. Over the next 15 years, Kurikian generals trained and armed a modernizing Seleythen army. For the first time, the state was capable of quickly suppressing uprisings. Crime and banditry receded, and the Constitutionalists’ attacks became practically ineffective. Before long, Seleyth had modern vehicles of war, even commanding a small number of old tanks. In return, Kurikia gained access to the oil fields and diamond mines of Seleyth.

In the spring of 1952, at the height of Seleyth’s military rejuvenation, Ra-ankh authorized the invasion of Amara. The war opened up two fronts, blitzing northeast to the coast and directly north to grab the westernmost territories of Amara. The Amarans were no match for Seleythen military might, especially when backed by the Kurikian USR, and were forced to cede all occupied territories to Seleyth.

The end of this war marked the beginning of an age of greater stability and a higher quality of life for Seleyth. The conquered peoples became the disadvantaged, the exploited, and the Seleythen-born Lutrynes benefited. The mass starvation that had characterized the poorer areas of Seleyth for years was mostly brought to an end in favor of mass starvation in the new territories. Uprisings were common, but quickly put down by Seleythen military might. The People’s Republic of Seleyth was no longer a second-rate regional power.

This age of prosperity ended in 1965. The Kurikian USR had fallen, and Ra-ankh was unwilling to work with a capitalized state. The oil fields and diamond mines of Seleyth fell dormant, and Seleyth was facing the reality that their “modernized” military would be soon outdated. Widespread fear and paranoia led Seleythens to demand change. Rebels once again became embolden, leeching off of the fear of a Seleyth that was alone and weak. One Lutryne warlord even attempted a coup, which led Ra-ankh reacted to violently, slaughtering every would-be overthrower.

Not even a year later, in early 1966, Amara reacted to Seleyth’s growing internal strife. A military coup had followed years of inaction by the Amaran government, and the new regime was set on taking back their lands. Amaran rebels, backed by the Amaran military, seized five tanks from Seleythen military base, a sizable number in such weak nations, and quickly went to work reconquering their occupied territory. The Seleythens fought back, but a lack of enthusiasm by Seleythen soldiers added to the weakened firepower of the occupying armies, and Ra-ankh soon signed a treaty ceding all former Amaran lands to the new government. The nation was defeated, and humiliated.

Over the next 16 years, an aging Ra-ankh devoted all his energy to maintaining the Seleythen state that he had worked so hard to lead to glory. The days of an impassioned, unified people were over, and the weakened military was the only thing keeping the nation under Ra-ankh’s rule. It took his death in 1982 and the leadership of a bright new warlord to bring Seleyth out of its decline and into a period of stability once again.

Ra-kafh (1982 - 2001)

Ra-kheperu (2001 - present)



Foreign Affairs


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