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Republic of Sorentavia
|Ethnic groups |
40% Human 21% Nekomimi3% Other
|Government||Federal dominant-party semi-presidential republic|
• Prime Minister
|213,756.31 km2 (82,531.77 sq mi)|
• 2020 estimate
• 2020 census
|105.97/km2 (274.5/sq mi)|
|GDP (nominal)||2020 estimate|
|$563. 049 billion SHD|
• Per capita
|Currency||Soren riyal (SER)|
|Driving side||left (side of road)|
The Republic of Sorentavia, most simply known as Sorentavia, is a sovereign state in eastern Yasteria, west of the Codex Pontus, and shares maritime borders with Packilvania to the west and the Packilvanian cities of Samokov and Antimovo within the Crencello Arc. Consisting of just islands, Sorentavia has a land area of 213,756.31 squard kilometers. The largest island is Sorentavia with a land area of 187,375.26 squared kilometers. Consisting of a population of 22,652,452, the largest city being Remna-Cirto with a population of 4,280,187.
Sorentavia has a deep history due to its proximity to early civilizations. One such group is the nekomimis who first settled the area that is now the Crencello Arc over 20,000 years ago. With the migration of the nekomimis around 2000 BCE, the existing settlements over time formed into the civilization of Kodekesia which dominated the region for thousands of years. Following behind Kodekesia were the Marenic people, a maritime group that grew their influence over the Codex Pontus and into the Packilvanian Ocean between 500 BCE and 500 CE. One such Marenic group, the Aspirians, quickly gained traction in 200 BCE and into the Common Era. Known as the Norvians in present day, they spread their influence across both the Pacific and Packilvanian Oceans, however they remained fully settled in the Crencello Arc and Sorentavia up until 504 CE with the collapse of the Vaerlan Empire. The islands would remain a jumbled collection of small kingdoms until the arrival of the Juzalths from the mainland in 829. The Juzalths would push further into the Codex Pontus and into the Aspirian Isles, taking over the Fortunan Empire in 1091 under Rayyan II, also known as Antonello as emperor of Fortuna. The dual empire would be short lived when a new force from mainland Yasteria, the Sultanate of Greldonia, arrived and invaded the island of Sorentavia. This would lead to the collapse of the Juzalths in 1114, beginning a period of conflict between Greldonia and Fortuna. Entering into the 14th century would see endless invasion attempts by the Fortunan Empire which would lead to the collapse of Greldonia in 1327, making Sorentavia a stepping stone for Fortunan invasions onto the mainland. Fortunan dominance over the region would slowly break apart, and entering into the 17th century would see Sorentavia and the Crencello Arc coming under the control of Packilvania. Sorentavia would eventually gain its independence with the end of the Great War and the following communist uprising in Packilvania. The uprising would especially inspire socialist thought in Sorentavia which would become the base for governance when the current government was officially formed in 1936. The final states to join were from the Crencello Arc who slowly joined within the union in the 1960s and 1970s.
It is made up of the thirteen states of Alvyda, Jaziraba, Saflanda, Jariv, Binaji, Rud, Zonaula, Soremal, Greldona, Yelo, Remnia, Alvid, and Joreli.
Sorentavian War of Independence (1906-1916)
As the Great War increased in intensity, moral and living conditions began faltering in Sorentavia which kindled a growth of dissatisfaction and resentment for the monarchy. Protests and strikes picked up throughout 1905 which led to clashes with police and soldiers, leaving 746 dead by the end of the year. Opposition groups, such as the Garbon Socialist Union and the Alvyda Students Association, further consolidated together to organize protests across Sorentavia and set collected demands. The general demands of the opposition included a more representative civil government, an end to the conscripting of young Sorentavians to fight in the war, and improvements to workplace conditions.
The demonstrations reached their breaking point in March 1906 when demoralized troops stationed in Alvyda deserted in mass and officers declaring their support with the opposition. Barracks across Sorentavia were either left emptied or overrun by opposition forces armed with captured weapons. Fearing for their lives, the governor and his officials of the provincial government departed the island on 27 March, leaving Sorentavia to opposition forces who quickly established an interim government. This was only the beginning of further conflict to the dismay of the opposition as requests for negotiations with the monarchy were denied. Instead, Sorentavia was declared a rogue state by Packilvania and an invasion force was formed to retake the island.
Through the end of 1906, Packilvanian troops regained control of northern Sorentavia, pushing rebel forces into the Beyra Desert and Alvyda surrendering on 11 December after a three month siege. Regularly the Packilvanian Army undertook offensives into the Beyra Desert but were never able to openly engage rebel fighters who actively avoided combat. Dissent in occupied territory between 1907 and 1912 further drew out the conflict, leading to the Packilvanians taking a brute force approach in quelling uprisings.
By 1912, the opposition forces, with the indirect support of the Pacific Coalition, increased their raids on Packilvanian positions along the Beyra Desert. These attacks and endless civil unrest forced the Packilvanians to fall back to the port cities. The opposition would gain their first major victory in 1914 with the joint attack of the port city of Rabayra.
1915 would see the greatest gains for the opposition as they continued to push the Packilvanian army further east. In August 1915, Alvyda was recaptured after a week-long fight and opposition leaders were met with cheers by the city residents. The conflict concluded after a decade when a ceasefire was agreed to in 1916 and the final Packilvanian troops were withdrawn from Sorentavia. An official recognition of Sorentavia's independence would not occur until January 1919 following the conclusion of the First Packilvanian Civil War and the Packilvanian People's Republic was formed with who the Sorentavian government negotiated with.