Erynia and Draconia

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Erynia and Draconia
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10th Chancellor
Incumbent
Assumed office
13 January 2022
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29th and 31st Minister of Immigration
In office
21 June 2021 – 23 October 2021
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In office
6 January 2022 – 13 January 2022
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Preceded byRamelia Flag.svg Ramelia
Deputy Minister of Immigration
In office
23 October 2021 – 6 January 2022
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Nation details
Founded10 November 2017 CE
(4 years ago)
 (2017-11-10)
Democratic States of Erynia and Draconia

Städen Démograden Erynia ed Draconia
Flag
Flag
Motto: "Pax, libyre, ed ègālya" (Ravellian)
"Peace, freedom, and equality" (Gibberish)
Anthem: TBA
Erynia location.png
Location of Erynia and Draconia on Miyana
CapitalErynsitte
Largest cityScarelya
Official languagesRavellian, Gibberish
Religion
(2020)
47% Irreligious, 44% Érdinæsm, 9% Other
Demonym(s)Eryconian, Erynian and Draconian
GovernmentFederal semi-presidential republic
• President
Lukas Daniels
• Prime Minister
Léslye Smydt
LegislatureFederal Congress
Senate
Assembly of Delegates
Establishment
• Erynia and Draconia unite
1869
• Democratic States established
1956
• Current constitution
1995
Area
• Total
1,441,828.877 sq mi (3,734,319.65 km2)
Population
• 2020 census
196,153,100
• Density
136.04464658/sq mi (52.5/km2)
Gini (2020)Negative increase 26.3
low
HDI (2020)Increase 0.937
very high
CurrencyEryconian Dollar (ERD)
Time zoneMIT+2 (Eryconian Standard Time)
Date formatdd.mm.yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+192
AbbreviationEAD
Internet TLD.edr
Social Liberal Union Flag.svg Erynia Flag.svg
SLU member state
Since1968
AmbassadorEsyla Meràlne, Jyan Kordorra

Erynia and Draconia (/ɛɾɪŋa ɛd dɾakɔŋa/), officially the Democratic States of Erynia and Draconia (Ravellian: Dæ Städen Démograden Erynia ed Draconia), is a country that is located on the continent Erede on the planet Miyana. It borders the Gulf of Erynia (part of the greater Asawagi ocean) to the west, the Venirian Mountains to the north, and the Asortain Mountains to the east. The nation has a population of 196,153,100 and a land area of 1,441,828.877 mi2. The most widely spoken language is Ravellian, with 78% of the population speaking it as a first language. Erynia and Draconia is a relatively linguistically diverse nation, with several dialects of Ravellian being spoken throughout the country.

The current president is Lukas Daniels and the Prime Minister is Lèslye Smydt. The bicameral legislature, the Federal Congress, meets in the capital and second largest city, Erynsitte. Erynia and Draconia is a robust multi-party democracy and is often described as a social democracy due to its democratic nature, mixed economy, and strong welfare state. The country's motto is "Pax, libyre, ed ègālya", meaning "Peace, freedom, and equality".

Since 1965, Erynia and Draconia has been a member of the Social Liberal Union (SLU), an international organization committed to fostering peace and prosperity across Miyana. It is also a founding member of the Alliance of Eredean States (AES).

Etymology

The nation name "Erynia and Draconia" dates back to ancient times. "Erynia" is thought to have originated from the "Great Protector Aranys", a revered ruler of a conglomeration of cities in the ancient era. "Aranys" eventually became "Erynes", which became the name of an ancient kingdom. "Erynes" evolved to become "Erynia", the name of a long lasting kingdom that merged into the Kingdom of Draconia in 1869. In Ravellian, the suffix "-ia" denotes a land, society, kingdom, or realm. "Draconia" comes from the name "Dàrgoni", the family name of the first dynasty to rule the Kingdom of Draconia. "Dàrgonia" (Dàrgoni with the -ia root added on) eventually transitioned to "Draconia".

History

Since ancient times, the Ravellian Plain and its surrounding areas have been inhabited by Ravellians, Kanathians, Venirians, and Ryvennics. The region was first inhabited by nomads from south of the Ravellian Plain in central Erede. For almost all of the region's history the land was not united, but under many separate kingdoms or civilizations. The land finally unified in 1869 under the Union of Erynia and Draconia. After both peaceful and violent civil unrest, the monarchy was abolished in 1956 and the Democratic States of Erynia and Draconia, a federation of 12 autonomous states under one democratic government and constitution, was established. The current constitution came into effect on 29 January 1995.

Government and politics

The politics of Erynia and Draconia operate under the framework of a federal semi-presidential republic. Since 1995, the Second Constitution of the Democratic States has been the supreme governing document of the nation. The executive branch is jointly run by the President, currently Lukas Daniels; and the Prime Minister, Leslye Smydt. The President is the head of state and is elected directly by the people, while the Prime Minister is the head of government and is appointed by the Assembly of Delegates, the lower house of congress. The country's bicameral legislature is called the Federal Congress, and is composed of two chambers: the Assembly of Delegates and the Senate. The judicial branch is made up of the Federal Courts. Erynia and Draconia is a federation of 12 states who have a significant amount of autonomy. Each state has its own legislature and chancellor.

Political parties

This article lists the federal political parties of Erynia and Draconia.

Name Abbr. Ideology Delegates Senators Motto Political Position
Social Democratic & Labor Party

Sosialdémograden ed Làborepærten

SD&L Social democracy 168 / 580 25 / 99 "Together, working for your future" Center-left
Liberal Party

Lyberepærten

LP Liberalism, liberal conservatism 141 / 580 18 / 99 "Liberty and prosperity" Center to center-right
Socialist Alliance

Aliäns Socialìste

ÄS Democratic socialism,

eco-socialism, communism

53 / 580 11 / 99 "Solidarity, equality, and liberty for all" Left-wing
The Greens

Dæ Vajrten

DV Green politics 50 / 580 12 / 99 "Planet and people first" Center-left
National Party

Nacionárepærten

NP Conservatism 46 / 580 4 / 99 "For our nation, for its people" Center-right
Center Party

Centyrpærten

CP Centrism, agrarianism 46 / 580 9 / 99 "For a fairer society" Center
Alternative Party

Pærte Aldyrnadæv

Æ Right-wing populism 28 / 580 10 / 99 "An alternative for Erynia and Draconia" Right-wing
Social Liberal Party

Rjoedynpærten

RJ Social liberalism 25 / 580 6 / 99 "Freedom and justice" Center to center-left
New Democratic Party

Pærte Novedémogradyn

ND Libertarianism 21 / 580 2 / 99 "For the people!" Syncretic

Geography

Farm in Nourte Erynia

Erynia and Draconia's territory is located near the center of the supercontinent Erede on the planet Miyana. It borders the Gulf of Erynia, part of the larger Asawagi Ocean, to its west; the Asortain Mountains to its east; and the Venirian mountains to the north. The nation occupies a large stretch of relatively flat land called the Ravellian Plain. Several rivers run through the Ravellian Plain such as the Dracon River, Cylin River, and Erbyn River.

Climate

Most of the nation has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa), with some regions having a humid continental (Dfa/Dfb), oceanic (Cfb), and Subarctic (Dfc) climates. Some places at extremely high elevation in the Venirian Mountains have a tundra (ET) climate. Erynia and Draconia receives a significant amount of rainfall, especially in the mountains. Its fertile soil and temperate climate has made Erynia and Draconia a perfect place for human civilization, and is thus a highly populated nation.

Administrative divisions

State map of Erynia and Draconia

The nation is split into 12 self-governing states: Cylin, Ästerdraconia, Äster Erynia, Erbyn, Erynsitte, Kentien, Nove Portlände, Nourte Erynia, Nourteton, Ryvenn, Teryngia, and Wæstyrdraconia. The 12 states (Ravellian: Städen) are divided into "areas" (Ravellian: Äraén), which are further divided into municipalities/communes (Ravellian: Comùnen). Each level of division has its own purpose, powers, and organization.

Each state has a Chancellor as its head and a legislative body called the Argrako Städeàle. Below the state level, each Äraén has a board of representatives called the Sdyred Äreàle. At the municipal level there are communal councils called Räden Comùnalen. Some communes have leaders, whether they be popularly elected mayors or council-elected council speakers.

Name Abbr. Capital city Population
Äster Erynia AE Sàtbury 20,968,090
Ästerdraconia AD Kalin 11,169,435
Cylin CY Cylin 18,938,920
Erbyn EB Erbyn 15,556,870
Erynsitte (Capidàle) EY Erynsitte 7,011,095
Kentien KN Trej 15,043,385
Nourte Erynia NE Alliet 16,413,360
Nourteton NT Æstinporte 8,459,875
Nove Portlände NP Porteländsitte 25,722,820
Ryvenn RY Ryvennporte 9,817,655
Teryngia TR Teryngton 15,758,970
Wæstyrdraconia WD Scarelya 31,292,330

Major cities

Map of Erynia and Draconia's major cities
Rank City State Population (proper) Population (metro)
1 Scarelya Wæstyrdraconia TBD TBD
2 Erynsitte Erynsitte TBD TBD
3 Cylin Cylin TBD TBD
4 Porteländsitte Nove Portlände TBD TBD
5 Alliet Nourte Erynia TBD TBD
6 Teryngton Teryngia TBD TBD
7 Kentien Kentien TBD TBD
8 Erbyn Erbyn TBD TBD
9 Sàtbury Äster Erynia TBD TBD
10 Kalin Kentien TBD TBD
11 Falinton Nove Portlände TBD TBD

Economy

Erynia and Draconia has a mixed economy. It has a substantial amount of both private industry and public industry. Erynia and Draconia's currency is the Eryconian Dollar (Ravellian: Dollare Eryconiy). The nation has a large and very strong economy, and trades with many nearby SLU nations such as Prplia and Koiho. It also has a free trade agreement with Courelli. Its economy is diversified and the service sector is prominent. Taxes are high and fund a comprehensive welfare system, universal healthcare, and many other social services that Eryconian residents enjoy.

Technology

Information technology is a major industry of Erynia and Draconia. The country exports a significant amount of computer parts and software.

Agriculture

Farmland in rural southern Teryngia

Agriculture is not a prominent faction of the Eryconian economy, but the nation has a good deal of arable land. Much of the Ravellian Plain is ideal for agriculture, especially maize, soybeans, wheat, and rice.

Tourism

North Porteländsitte Beach

Erynia and Draconia is one of the top tourist destinations in the Social Liberal Union due to the country's rich culture and history and its beautiful environment. Popular tourist activities include: Cycling, going to the beach, skiing in the Venirian and Asortain Mountains, visiting historical landmarks, hiking in national parks, eating the wide variety of food the country has to offer.

Energy

A significant portion of Erynia and Draconia's energy comes from renewable energy, especially hydroelectric and wind. The nation also relies on nuclear energy. Compared to other nations on Miyana, the nation does not use a large amount of fossil fuels. Recently, the government has tried to cut Erynia and Draconia's reliance on fossil fuels even more.

Culture and Demographics

Erynia and Draconia is a culturally diverse nation, containing various religions, cultural influences, and linguistic and ethnic minorities. The most spoken language in Erynia and Draconia is Ravellian, with many varying dialects being spoken throughout the country.

The largest religion in the nation is Érdinæsm (44%), but a large percentage of the population does not adhere to any religion (47%). 9% of the population follows other religions such as Dalinism. Érdinæsm is a polytheistic religion that originated in modern-day Nourte Erynia.

Fireworks celebrating the anniversary of Erynia and Draconia becoming a republic

Major Eryconian holidays include Republic Day on May 17th, the day Erynia and Draconia became a republic; and each of the solstices and equinoxes.

The vernal equinox, which marks the beginning of spring, is a celebration of life, renewal, and prosperity. It is celebration that often entails a redecorating of one’s house, especially the window curtains (which change to a green or teal color). The summer solstice marks the beginning of summer, and the celebrations that occur then vary from state to state. There are often parades, late night parties, and day trips to the beach (or any body of water). The autumnal equinox often entails parties and family gatherings. It represents solidarity and preparation for winter. It also celebrates the harvest of foods that were grown in the summer. The winter solstice is often seen as the new year that comes before the new year. The nation reflects on the past year and puts an emphasis on self-reflection.

Common foods of Erynia and Draconia include Sarasdogo, a noodle dish; Myrsake, a savory muffin; Eifervayn, a savory pie; Koerre-Syan, a stir fry; and Amryonäe, a custardy ice cream served with edible flowers.

Foreign Affairs

Social Liberal Union

Erynia and Draconia has been a member state of the Social Liberal Union since 1968, five years after its founding. The Eryconian general public elects two delegates to represent the nation in the Union Convocation, the organization's legislative body. Additionally, President Lukas Daniels holds a seat on the SLU Council of Leaders. The two representatives currently are Esyla Meràlne and Jyan Kordorra.

World Assembly

Erynia and Draconia is a member of the World Assembly. The nation's votes on WA resolutions are usually decided via referenda.

Diplomatic relations

Erynia and Draconia has diplomatic relations with many Social Liberal Union nations, including Courelli, Hirematia, Toonela, Prplia, and Kanoria. It has a free trade agreement with Courelli.