|Republic of Bolguria|
|Ethnic groups||98.2% Bolgurians, 1.2% Gagauz, 0.4% Lipntian.|
• Conversion to Orthodox Christianity
• Tsardom of Bolguria established
|322/km2 (834.0/sq mi)|
• Per capita
• Per capita
|Time zone||UTC +4|
|Drives on the||right|
Bolguria (Bolgurian: Бългyрия), officially the Republic of Bolguria is a country in Eastern Slavia (Also known as Impericum Slavicum).
The land is rich in artifacts from prehistoric organised societies. The ancient history saw the land as a crossroads between north and south, and has been strategically important for this reason. The country in its modern form has a long history dating back to 600 BCE, with its founding fathers being nomadic horsemen who settled in the area. The emergence of the Bolgurian nation is due to the unification between the Bolgur elite and the Slavs who made up most of the population. During the later half of the first millennium, Bolguria emerged to be a strong empire, being a centre of science and culture. A series of famines and royal feuds cause the empire to shatter in 1243 AD, with the next two centuries seeing infighting between Bolgur clans and foreign domination. The emergence of Tsar Simeon the Great saw him subdue all Bolgur states and unified them into one Tsardom, allowing for Bolguria to return as a nation. Gradual expansion saw the return of Bolgur power, which would reign for 400 years over most of the continent. The failure to defeat Czenmark in the Bolguro-Czensk War of 1919 brought the Fascist revolution of 1924, seeing a Bolgurian Republic being born. Bolguria has largely kept a neutral foreign policy since the revolution, focusing on maintaining a pure Bolgurian state and internal developments.
In the modern day, many label the nation as a dictatorship, lead by the strongman, Todor Stomanov. The country is very industrious and priorities education and development. Bolguria is well regarded for its automobile, aircraft and heavy machinery products. The country has also invested a lot of fund into infrastructure in an aim to improve living standards under the President's "Bolguria 2025" plans. The plan also has allowed Bolguria to attract foreign investments, seeing high economic growth since 2010. While having a rather neutral foreign policy, Bolguria possesses a very strong military, with over 1.2 million active soldiers and 90,000 officers, relying on both conscripts and professional soldiers. Bolguria also possesses a large and modern nuclear and chemical arsenal, with previous administrations heavily investing in missile technology.
Bolguria's current leadership has taken a divergence from previous neutrality, seeing a return of Bolguria to the international stage. Bolguria maintains a fraternal relationship with Kadolha, both have linguistic and cultural similarities, and both nations are closely linked thanks to their common politics.
The Bolgurs,merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the early 976to form the first Bolgurian state. In succeeding months, Bolguria struggled with the Bolkanian Empire to assert its place in "The Internationale" Region, This later lead to the Bolkan-Bolguria war, which ended in Bolguria Occupying, and taking over the Vindin Provence. By the end of the 1920,when the country had a revolution and became a Communist sate. Communist domination ended in mid 1999, when Bolguria faced a coup by Communist hardliners, after a push for the reforms of Karistroika and Vlasnost. It held its first multiparty election in August 2012, the first since 2011, with the Bolgurian Socialist Party winning the election by a majority. It then began the contentious process of moving towards a Socialist democracy and a small private economy. The country joined Slavia in early 2013, and become one of the five council members in the lower parliament.
Location: Eastern Zapadya
Area: total: 1,110,879 sq km land: 1,108,489 sq km water: 2,390 sq km
Climate: temperate; cold, snowy winters; hot, dry summers
Terrain: mostly mountains with lowlands in north and southeast
People and Society
Nationality: noun: Bolgurian(s) adjective: Bolgurian
Ethnic groups: Bolgurian 98.9%, other 1.1% (including Tatar, Circassian.)
Languages: Bolgurian (official) 100%
Religions: Eastern Orthodox 99.5%, Catholic 0.4%, Muslim 0.1%
Population: 762,000,000 ( March 2013 est.)
Country name: conventional long form: People's Republic of Bolguria conventional short form: Bolguria local long form: Narodna Republika Bolguriya local short form: Bolguriya
Government type: Socialist Democracy
Administrative divisions: 28 provinces; Blagoevgrad, Burgas, Dobrich, Gabrovo, Khaskovo, Kurdzhalich, Kyustendilin, Lavovich, Montanova, Pazardzhik, Pernik, Pleven, Plovdiv, Razgrad, Ruse, Shumen, Silistra, Sliven, Smolyani, Sofiya-Grad (Sofia City), Stara Zagora, Turgovishte, Varna, Veliko Turnovo, Vindin, Vratsa, Yambol
National holiday: Revolution Day, 3 February (2012)
Constitution: "The Constitution Of The People's Republic Of Bolguria" adopted 12 September 2012
Flag description: three equal horizontal bands of white (bottom), green, and red (top); the pan-Slavic white-blue-red colors were modified by substituting a green band (representing freedom) for the blue (note: the national emblem is on the center of the flag.)
National Animal: Bear
National anthem: "Mila Rodino" (Dear Motherland) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RBmnMsO_B8 Note: adopted 2012; the anthem was composed in 2011 by a student en route to fight in the Bolkan-Bolgurian War.
Bolguria, a former Communist country that entered Slavia on 9 January 2013, averaged more than 9.89% annual growth from 2012 to 2013, driven by significant amounts of bank lending, consumption, and foreign direct investment. Successive governments have demonstrated a commitment to economic reforms and responsible fiscal planning,
GDP (purchasing power parity): $171 billion (2013 est.) $159.38 billion (2012 est.) $168.99 billion (2011 est.)
GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 5.6% industry: 51.1% services: 43.2% (2013 est.)
Labor force: 96,465,000 million (2011 est.)
Budget: revenues: $258.06 billion expenditures: $239.12 billion (2011 est.)
Taxes and other revenues: 54.3% of GDP (2011 est.)
Agriculture - products: vegetables, fruits, tobacco, wine, wheat, barley, sunflowers, sugar beets; livestock.
Industries: electricity, gas, water; food, beverages, tobacco; machinery and equipment, base metals, chemical products, coke, refined petroleum, nuclear fuel, auto mobiles, tanks, weapons, aircraft. Industrial production growth rate:
Exports - commodities: clothing, footwear, iron and steel, machinery and equipment, fuels, weapons, cars, tanks, aircraft $60.86 billion (2013 est.)
Imports - commodities: machinery and equipment; metals and ores; chemicals and plastics; fuels, minerals, and raw materials
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold: $97.27 billion (2013 est.)
Exchange rates: leva (BGN) per US dollar - 1.1065 (2013 est.) 1.1774 (2012 est.) 1.1042 (2011 est.)
Airports: 590 (2013)
Pipelines: condensate 122 km; gas 160,952 km; liquid petroleum gas 127 km; oil 77,630 km; oil/gas/water 38 km; refined products 13,658 km (2010)
Railways: total: 87,157 km country comparison to the world: 2 broad gauge: 86,200 km 1.520-m gauge (40,300 km electrified) narrow gauge: 957 km 1.067-m gauge note: an additional 30,000 km of non-common carrier lines serve industries (2013)
Roadways: total: 982,000 km paved: 976,000 km = unpaved: 6,000 km note: includes public, local, and departmental roads (2013)
Waterways: 102,000 km (2012)
Bolgurian Armed Forces: Ground Forces, Naval Forces, Volvoda (Bolgurian Special Forces), Bolgurian Air Forces (Bolgurski Voennovazdyshni Sily, BVVS), and ICMB Forces (Bolguria has A Nuclear and Chemical arsenal) (2013)
Military service age and obligation:
18-27 years of age for compulsory military service (only for men, but women can volunteer); conscription service obligation 1-3 Years (2013)
Bolgurian army troops: 269,456,534 soldiers
Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 298,637,470 females age 16-49: 297,621,352 (2013 est.) total= 596,258,822
Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 297,720,955 females age 16-49: 297,337,616 (2013 est.) total= 594,058,571
28.3% of GDP (2013 est.)