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Granzerian Republic
Grozyar Köztársaság (Granzerian Language)
Flag
Flag
Coat of Arms
Coat of Arms
Motto: "Béke és Szabadság!"
"Peace and Freedom!"
Anthem: "Szózat"
Map of Granzery.
Location of Granzery (Green)
Map of Granzery showing regions
Map of Granzery showing regions
Capital
and largest city
Véragyőr
Official languagesGranzerian
Recognised National LanguagesStraknian
Karpatian
Sassic
Ethnic groups (2013)90.1% Granzerian inc. Sassic, Straknian and Karpatian
4.1% Elesarian
2.0% Kevert Grozyar
3.8% Other
DemonymGranzerian official
GovernmentFederal one-party presidential constitutional monarchy
Aliz Horváth
TBA
LegislatureSenate
Establishment
8th Century BCE
• Grozyar Migration
785CE
• Unification of Granzery
November 10th, 1748 Unification Day
September 6th, 1971 Liberty Day
Area
• Total
1,204,348.103 km2 (465,001.402 sq mi)
• Water (%)
1%
Population
• 2020 census
83,428,461
• Density
94.867/km2 (245.7/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)estimate
• Total
$3.696 trillion
• Per capita
$44,302.95
GDP (nominal)estimate
• Total
$3.172 trillion
• Per capita
$38,025
Gini (2019)positive decrease 25
low
HDI (2019)Decrease 0.899
very high
CurrencyGranzery Rucat (GIR)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Drives on theright
Calling code+223
ISO 3166 codeGRZ
Internet TLD.grz

The Granzerian Republic (Granzerian: Grozyar Köztársaság), also known as Granzery, is a Federal Republic located in Eastern Vesperia. It is ruled by the Senate of the Granzerian Kingdom, for which an election is held every 3 years, and the President of the Granzerian Republic, for which elections are held concurrently with the senate. Granzery is comprised of six provinces, the largest of which Bastarnyy, is home to the Second largest city in the nation, Csongrád. Greater Véragyőr is the third largest by land area and second largest by population, and is home to the capital city of Véragyőr. The other Provinces are in descending order of population size, Nagykert, Transkarpatia, Téliföld and Szász-Nagykun. Although Granzery claims Transkarpatia and Téliföld as part of its territory, both of those are largely controlled by the Transkarpatian State, a secessionist state which is currently in open hostilities with the Granzerian government.

The current Granzerian borders were established following the Transkarpatian War, with the territories of Transkarpatia and Straknia, which were then independent countries, being re-absorbed into the larger Granzerian state, although both of those provinces then declared independence. While Straknian independence was supported by the Granzerian state, Transkarpatian independence is rejected by the central government in Veragyor, and the Granzerian military is currently engaged in open hostilities with the self-proclaimed Transkarpatian state.

The current Granzerian government was established after the Veragyor Winter Revolution, which saw the overthrow of the proto-fascist state led by Istvan Arpad and the Granzerian Renaissance Party

Granzery has a unique cultural and linguistic history, with the Granzerian people themselves arriving some time in the 9th Century from central Stasnov, it is one of the only two countries in Atlas to include a Ygralic Language as its primary tongue, the other being Vilppula. Granzery is also one of the more culturally diverse nations in Vesperia, including the unique ethnic groups of Straknia, Szasz-Nagykun and Transkarpatia, as well as including many immigrants from Auchoi and Aestia, although since 2013 the volume of immigration has decreased to almost null levels.

The Granzerian Economy is one of the strongest in Atlas and is the 5th largest economy in Atlas after Stasnov, Vazandia, Acronia and Elesar with a GDP of $3.172 trillion. It is one of the most developed industrial countries in Atlas, with one of the largest aerospace engineering and automotive manufacturing sectors in Atlas, exporting both aircraft and automobiles across Atlas. Vertega and Fegyver És Motor Csoport, are the two largest aerospace and automotive companies in Granzery, respectively, and are both two of the largest exporters on the planet in their respective fields.

Etymology[edit]

The name Granzery originates from the Vazandisch word Grenze, which was used by the Sassic kingdoms inhabiting the Granzerian basin prior to the Grozyar migrations of 700AD. It was used to describe Grozyar tribes as "those beyond the borders". The term Bastarny was used frequently to describe the area until the mid 1900s. The term Grozyarország is used natively, although it is sometimes shortened to Grozyar.

History[edit]

The Bastarnae 720BC-385AD.[edit]

The Bastarnae were the first organized nation to inhabit what is now known as Granzery. It was founded out of the city of Sutta (now near Csongrád), and at it's height in 300B.C. controlled most of what is now known as Bastarny. The Bastarnae were a TBA tribal people who exhibited much more centralised government and organisation compared to most other tribal groups in the empire. The Bastarnae reached their cultural peak around 160AD, with advanced metallurgy and agricultural skills and had begun operating professional armies known as the Zalmoi, allowing them to extend their command to conquer and rule most of lowland Granzery.

The Bastarnae began to collapse with the onset of migrating western tribes from Ordia and Vazandia, primarily the Sassics, who had been pushed out of their homelands by war and famine. This, combined with an unsteady government still seeped in tribalism, resulted in a total collapse of Bastarnae society in 385AD.

Sassic Migration 385AD-785AD[edit]

After the collapse of the Bastarnae, a particular Vazandisch Tribe known as the Sassics (Vazandisch: Säßen Granzerian: Szászek) conquered much of north-western Granzery, from Csongrád to the border of Ordia and Antitanca. Displacing the Bastarnae further east towards the Granzerian basin itself. The Sassics mixed with the local Bastarnae eventually creating a unique culture and system of governance. These tribes were largely disparate and multiple petty Sassic and Bastarnae kingdoms emerged around the area of Modern day Granzery.

Granzerian Migration 700AD-785AD.[edit]

Kende Taksony, stone cutout

During the period from 700AD and 785AD, Ygralic tribesmen originating from inner Stasnov migrated under the leadership of the kende Taksony migrated first to areas of Elesar, before being pushed out by local tribes into the Granzerian Basin. The migration and subsequent conflicts lasted some sixty years, but by 785AD only small holdouts of Sassic towns and duchies remained. In 785 the kende of the Granzerians, Bécs, changed his name to Péter I and began the Christianisation of the Granzerian people, and adopted a feudal-type system over the next few years.

Early Medieval Granzery 785-1274[edit]

Map of Modern Day Granzery with the feudal borders of 1200AD

With the adoption of feudalism in Granzery as well as the permanent settlement and Christianisation of the Grozyars, the medieval era began in Granzery in 785, with the settling of the first Grozyar permanent settlements in the Granzerian Basin (in what is now Greater Veragyor and Nagykert). The Kingdom of Granzery extended most of the way into modern day Bastarny in this period, with the exception of the independent City-State of Vizifekete, which was a wealthy maritime merchant city. Multiple Sassic and Strakni kingdoms dominated northwestern Granzery in this time period, and continued to exist and wage war on the Kingdom of Granzery until being conquered by the Holy Vazandian Empire in 1256.

A distinct divide developed between the wealthiest landowners (which were referred to as true landowners) and the lesser nobles which were originally royal servants and advisers that had been granted nobility by the king despite not owning land. These lesser nobles were forced into the retinues of the landowning noble class, which gave the landowning class significantly greater political and military influence over the royal family.

One of these landowning barons, László of the Tetkeled clan, captured the Granzerian King Emeric's heir, the child Sigismund, in 1263. Emeric died some months later, causing a civil war between the leading families who all attempted to control the central government in the name of the young Sigismund III. Sigismund came of age in 1269 and was coronated as King of Granzery however failed to quell the ongoing conflicts. The Duke of Bastarny, Károly the Black, at the time the most powerful vassal of the Granzerian Kingdom, attempted to usurp the throne of Granzery but was ultimately defeated and killed in battle in 1274, ending the war.

Late Medieval Granzery 1274-1600[edit]

Divided Granzery 1618-1728[edit]

The battle of TBA

The collapse of the ruling Taksony clan in 1618 ushered in an era of warring Granzerian city-states and minor duchies, but also saw a renaissance in Granzerian culture, and the assimilation of the Sassics into Granzerian culture. During this era the city-state of Vizifekete was one of the wealthiest in Vesperia, and Atlas in general. Other Granzerian city-states like Véragyőr, Torony, Mejetet and Mezővörös also contributed heavily to financial and cultural development of Granzery and Eastern Vesperia in this time period, the Maritime Republics of Vizifekete and Magas-torony in particular came to dominate much of the Eastern Achelian sea, and traded extensively with the far eastern states such as Huda and Chilokver. Some Granzerian city-states such as Véragyőr and Mezővörös retained a nominally late feudal structure but were still greatly influenced by the merchant class' growing power and influence. While the freedom offered by the republics of Torony and Vizifekete did not resemble the sufferage of a modern day democracy and generally resembled an oligarchy, the greater liberalism than surrounding monarchist states led to significant advanced in Science and the Arts.

During this period the Holy Vazandian Empire occupied Diravia-Bessara, Sassia and north-western Bastarny extending as far as Csongrád. The Granzerian basin area, under the control of both Véragyőr and other minor duchies, was politically torn between influence from The Vazandian and Elesarian Empires. The Elesarian empire at the time ruled over the partially-independent state of Karpath, which, with Elesarian help was eventually able to capture northern Granzery, including Kantelyek and surrounding regions, which had at the time belonged to the Grand Duke of Mezővörös. Karpathian mercenaries also formed the backbone of the Vizifeketan and Toronian militaries, which employed large numbers of independent Karpatian Cossacks and foot soldiers.

Granzerian Wars of Unification 1728-1748[edit]

Statue of Zsolt Pesty in Véragyőr

The reunification of Granzery was the result of rising nationalism and the efforts of House Dohnányi of the Duchy of Mejetet to establish a Kingdom which would encompass all Granzerian-speaking peoples. One of the most notable figures of this period was the Republican Revolutionary Zsolt Pesty, who led the Felújítás (Granzerian: Restoration) movement, and is considered the father of Granzery despite handing power over to the Duke of Mejetet, Istvan V Dohnányi.

The wars began after the August Rebellions in Mezővörös and Kantelyek against the Karpato-Elesarian puppet governments in power at the time. The rebellions severely weakened Elesarian grip on northeastern Granzery and the Duchy of Mejetet supported by forces loyal to the Holy Vazandian Empire struck at the Principality of Karpath. The five-year war ended with Mezővörös and Kantelyek in the hands of the Duchy of Mejetet, and a brief alliance between Mejetet and the HVE.

The onset of the Five Decades War between Acronia and the Holy Vazandian Empire resulted in the bulk of the Imperial forces being withdrawn from their holdings in western Granzery. A coalition of Granzerian states including Mejetet, Véragyőr and the Duke of Téliföld began a campaign to liberate the Bastarny regions from Vazandia, eventually being victorious in 1740.

The Third War of Granzerian Unification began in early 1748 and involved the invasion of Véragyőr and Téliföld by the Duchy of Mejetet which was now in command of large swathes of inland Granzery. The war was relatively quick, the capture of Véragyőr occured on the 10th of November and the battle itself lasted only a day before the Véragyőr garrison surrendered, this event is commemorated by the 10th of November Street in downtown Véragyőr, which is one of the largest thoroughfares in the country, the date is also celebrated as Unification Day on the 10th of November every year. Istvan V was coronated as the King of Granzery on the 20th of November that year.

Dohnányi Kingdom 1748-1840[edit]

Istvan V Dohnányi

The consolidation of power in Granzery was largely peaceful, the Principality of Karpath in the northeast had severed ties with their Elesarian overlords and entered a personal union with the House of Dohnányi, the southwestern merchant Republics Torony and Vizifekete also entered similar agreements with Granzery, enjoying the protection of the Kingdom of Granzery in exchange for providing taxes and military assistance to the Véragyőr government.

The distant Five Decade's War still occupying Imperial attention led to a second Imperial-Granzerian war, however they met far stiffer resistance from the Holy Vazandian Empire, and the war was not concluded entirely until the end of the Five Decade's War in 1812, resulting in the annexation of Diravia, Bessara and Sassia into Granzery.

Sassia at this point was divded into three distinct cultures, Granzerian settlers who had arrived in Sassia before the 17th Century, the local Sassics who had been partially assimilated by Granzerian culture and Vazandian settlers who had arrived within the past hundred years. This developed a unique and challenging environment for the Granzerian authorities ruling the area. The region was renamed to Szász-Nagykun after the Sassic natives (Szász) and the Nagykun River. Diravia-Bessara was renamed to Zsakország (Strakni country) after the native Strakni people.

Granzerian Revolution[edit]

Granzery was united by 1812, including the territories of Straknia and Transkarpatia. The next 30 years of Granzerian history saw enlightenment principles, primarily brought over by Acronian expatriates and travellers, gain traction in Granzery. This period also saw great economic and cultural prosperity, especially among the upper class.

Economic conditions shifted in the 1830s, and most of the economic strain was placed on the working and lower classes. In 1840, peasants and workers, styling themselves in the tradition of the not!Napoleonic Acronian Empire, began an armed uprising against the Granzerian Kingdom. The revolution lasted seven months and resulted in the formation of the Granzerian Empire.

Imperial Granzery 1840-1907[edit]

Rendition of TBA reciting the national poem after the revolution


Granzerian Civil War[edit]

The causes of the Granzerian Civil War are disputed by historians, a combination of economic and political crisss in the Granzerian Empire led to a failure of the Granzerian state to pay their soldiers and widespread discontent among the armed forces. In 1904, an anarchist revolutionary assassinated Emperor Ferenc II using a gunpowder bomb. The ensuing crackdown on various anti-monarchist groups is also seen to be directly responsible for the outbreak of war, communist and anarchist groups in particular were targeted by the monarchy. The underpaid and in cases under-equipped army forces deserted en masse after a few months of war, with many ultimately falling behind Republican revolutionary Razvan Magyar.

The Civil War lasted almost three years and culminated ultimately in a Republican anti-monarchist victory, due to the devastation of Granzery following the Granzerian Civil War, Granzery did not enter the First Great War until the closing months of 1915, as the economy and armed forces of Granzery had not yet recovered until that point.

First Granzerian Republic 1904-1929[edit]

First Great War[edit]

The battle of TBA

Granzery's involvement in the first great war was limited. By 1915 when the Granzerians joined the war, the Belovar League had been largely defeated by both the forces of the Coalition and internal leftist uprisings. Granzerian forces poured into both Elesar and Lavikona, both nations were functionally crippled by the time Granzery had launched their offensive. Granzerian losses were relatively light compared to most nations in the war, however by war's end Granzerian casualties had almost matched the losses of the Civil War.

The bulk of Granzerian fighting in Elesar was the pacification of the various Elesarian anarchist groups which had taken control over much of the country, often with the assistance of defected Royalist troops now serving the Elesarian Provisional Government.

Karpatian Uprising[edit]

Between the Great Wars 1929-1940[edit]

After the political instability of the Karpatian Uprising, the fascist Senate and People's Party rose in popularity greatly, and Istvan Huszar was elected President in 1928, he swiftly abolished the institution of democracy and declared himself the sole leader for life of Granzery, rejecting the anti-monarchist victory in the civil war, he re-established the institution of Monarchy in Granzery, declaring himself Regent.

Second Great War 1941-1947[edit]

Postwar Granzery 1947-1971[edit]

Occupied Granzery[edit]

After the surrender of the Granzerian State in 1947, Granzery was split into four occupation zones, Transkarpatia was administered by Stasnov, Straknia by Vazandia, Eastern Granzery by Gorbatov and Western Granzery by Acronia. Partisans with their origins during the war continued to operate for at least six years after the surrender, primarily in Straknia and Granzery proper, seeing the administration of Granzery by Gorbatov and the Western Allies as a betrayal by the more liberal Stasnovan forces who had originally liberated the region with the assistance of the Partisans.

In 1949 the occupation zones in Straknia and Transkarpatia were transferred to their own provisional governments, this was the first time in almost 600 years that Straknia had been independent and 100 years since Transkarpatia was an independent nation. Transkarpatia adopted a more liberal Stasnovan-aligned system of government and economic management.

East and West Granzery[edit]

Sergei Acéloz (right) and Stasnovan foreign minister Ignatiy Vodoleyev (left) in 1955

In 1951 Granzery was released from occupation under two separate countries, East Granzery, with its Capital in Véragyőr, and West Granzery, with its capital in Vajkváros. East Granzery comprised the great majority of the Granzerian population, while West Granzery commanded very little in the way of economic or human capital. East Granzery was a hardliner Rykovist nation under the thumb of the Proletarian Republic of Gorbatov, led by Sergei Acéloz, East Granzery maintained alot of the pre-war Industrial capacity due to effective Granzerian air defences and the relatively limited amount of combat occuring on Granzerian soil.

West Granzery had been placed in the unfortunate position of comprising much of the poorer and more rural regions of Granzery, this, combined with economic issues for Acronia and the rest of the western allies, led to total economic collapse and widespread famine in the country. The first democratic election in 1954 placed the Granzerian Unified Communist Party in power, who successfully pushed for re-integration into East Granzery.

Post-War Straknia[edit]

Straknia in the postwar period suffered similar issues to West Granzery, with economic troubles caused by geographic isolation, and only exacerbated with the collapse of West Granzery in 1953. In 1954, the Straknian Communist Party was elected to office and the Straknian government petitioned to join the VP, abandoning its previous Vazandian overlords.

Democratic Republic of Granzery[edit]

The Democratic Republic of Granzery, although struggling to maintain the newly-annexed Western portion of the country, Sergei Acéloz, Secretary-General of the Granzerian Worker's Party, effectively enjoyed complete control over Granzerian politics and economics. Acéloz and his Rykovist associates demanded total obedience from the rest of the party, his main rivals were the pro-Stasnovan communist members of the Worker's Party, advocating for the liberalisation of Granzerian Socialism, described domestically as "Goulash Communism." Goulash Communism was very popular with much of the lower-ranking party members, as well as student and youth organisations like the Granzerian Youth Pioneers (Ifjúsági Úttörők).

The sectarianism of Granzerian Communism often threatened to destabilise the country, and Granzery was a flashpoint for Silent War covert operations between Stasnovan, Gorbatovic and Vazandian intelligence agencies. During this time period the Granzerian intelligence agency, the National Intelligence Committee (Nemzeti Hírszerző Bizottság, NHB) was considered one of the most extensive and repressive in Atlas.

The instability of the Granzerian Worker's Party ultimately culminated in the purge of the party in 1969, orchestrated by Acéloz and his Rykovist supporters, who arrested or executed confirmed and suspected Goulash Communists. This directly led to the Granzerian Spring of 1969, where hundreds of thousands of Student protesters took to the street to protest the increasing totalitarianism of the Granzerian Worker's Party.

Véragyőr Spring[edit]
Iconic photograph of the Granzerian Spring

The Véragyőr Spring lasted from Mid September to Early December of 1969, and culminated in the deployment of not only Granzerian People's Army assets to quell the dissenters, but also an entire Tank Army deployed from Gorbatov. The brutality of the way in which the protests were quashed not only directly contributed to the Stasno-Gorbatovic Split, but also resulted in the Granzerian War two years later.

Granzerian War of Independence[edit]

Second Granzerian Republic 1971-2015[edit]

Transkarpatian War[edit]

July Coup[edit]

Modern Granzery[edit]

Veragyor Winter Revolution[edit]

Geography[edit]

Granzerian geography is generally typified by the great Granzerian Basin (also sometimes called the Great Granzerian Plain) this includes the regions of Greater Véragyőr and Bastarny and contains the majority of the Granzerian population. The area has highly fertile soil and vast grasslands, and is the most agriculturally productive region in Granzery. Granzery's eastern borders are defined by the Transkarpatian Mountains, which stretch across Transkarpatia and into Elesar and Gorbatov. Western Granzery, including Szasz-Nagykun and Straknia is defined by its forests and wetlands, the latter of which are the most extensive system of Wetlands in Vesperia.

Despite historical culls and extermination programs, Granzery has recently placed environmental protection on threatened species such as wolves, Vesperian Bears, and the Vesperian Lynx. This has resulted in a dramatic increase in biodiversity, with natural predator populations booming, especially in the west of the country.

Central and Eastern Granzery is dominated by the Válicka River, the largest river in Granzery and one of the largest in Vesperia. The Válicka splits at the town of Hasított into the Upper and Lower Válicka Rivers, also known as the TBA and TBA rivers, respectively.

Terrain map of Granzery

Politics[edit]

Government[edit]

The Republic of Granzery is a federal parliamentary multi-party democracy, but has seen considerable political upheaval throughout its existence, and has since the turn of the 20th Century undergone 6 major changes in government. Government in Granzery is split between the federal government and local or provincial governments. The current Granzerian system is based upon the 1971 constitution of Granzery which provides the framework for government in Granzery.

  • Legislature: the unicameral Parliament, comprising the president and the Senate.
  • Executive: the National Executive Cabinet, which in practice gives legal effect to the decisions of the Legislative branch, comprising the prime minister and other ministers of state appointed by the President.
  • Judiciary: the High Court of Granzery and other federal courts, whose judges are appointed by the President.

Voting in Granzery is mandatory, and Granzery implements a Instant-runoff system of voting in which every Granzerian citizen over the age of 18 votes for every 3 years.

Law[edit]

Foreign Relations[edit]

Granzery is a founding member of the Véragyőr Security Organization, and is also the location of the primary VSO headquarters.

Military[edit]

The Granzerian Royal Defence Force was established in 1971, and has a total manpower of 1,682,940 active personnel, and receives 3% of National GDP for funding.

Sciences[edit]

Economy[edit]

Demographics[edit]

  Granzerian (78.1%)
  Strakni (10.6%)
  Karpatian (5.3%)
  Sassic (Granzerian Vazandish) (2.2%)
  Tzigane (1.1%)
  Ordian (0.6%)
  Elesarian (0.5%)
  Other (1.6%)

Ethnic groups[edit]

The dominant ethnic group in Granzery are Granzerians. Native to Granzery are also Straknis and Karpatians. Karpatians (Granzerian: Kárpátyek) are native to the region of Transkarpatia and also have significant populations in Nagykert and Téliföld. Straknis (Granzerian: Zsakorek), are native to the region of Straknia, and are also commonly found in Szász-Nagykun. Other significant ethnic groups include Elesarian and Ordian ethnicities, mostly located along their respective borders.

Despite significant immigration restrictions set in place since the 1980s, Granzery has a significant ethnic minority population with both !Arab, !African and !Hispanic backgrounds. These populations mostly migrated from former Granzerian colonies from 1975-2000, due to an immigration loophole considering people with one Granzerian parent ethnically Granzerian, many Kevert (Mixed) Grozyars were able to immigrate to the country despite the restrictions. Immigration law was changed in 2001 to exclude those with !Black heritage, and later in 2017 was expanded to exclude those with mixed !Arab and !Hispanic heritage. The vast majority of these minorities are located around Sejpedek and Vízifekete, many areas such as Véragyőr and Csongrád have in late 2018, implemented segregation laws to prevent ethnic minorities from owning land within city limits. Despite a far-right fascist coup in mid 2018, the Granzerian government has encouraged the self-deportation of these populations but confirmed that they will not lose citizenship or be targeted. The Sejpedek and Vízifekete city authorities have been designated sanctuaries for these minorities within Granzery, implementing anti-discrimination laws which are absent in the rest of the nation.

Roma people have been subject to similar discrimination within Granzery, and are segregated from many major cities across the country. Several areas across the country have been set up both by the Granzerian government and non-Government Organizations to support and house displaced Roma, Islamic and Kevert Grozyar residents.

Religion in Granzery
Religion Percent (%)
Orthodoxy
42.5%
Non-religious
23.4%
Protestantism
22.8%
Catholicism
8.2%
Atheist
1.5%
Judaism
1.0%
Hindu
0.2%
Buddhism
0.1%
Islam
0.2%
Other
0.2%

Religious Groups[edit]

Religion in Granzery has been dominated by forms of Christianity for centuries. At the 2013 census 42.5% of Granzerians were Orthodox, 22.8% were Protestants, 8.2% were Catholic, around 2% followed other religions, 23.1% were non-religious and 1.5% were atheists. Other religions practiced in Granzery include Sunni Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism.

In 2015 a ban was placed on Muslim immigration, since the 2018 seizure of power by István Árpád, restrictions placed on the Muslim community, as well as other religious minorities, have actually eased. Four Mosques were scheduled for demolition by the Szoke administration between 2016 and 2018, one of them was successfully demolished in November of 2017, however, after Szoke's death and the rise of power of Árpád, the other three Mosques have been removed from the demolition list.

Despite a relative increase in the quality of life of Granzery's religious minority population, the Granzerian government has been accused of international communities of engaging in religious persecution. Granzery lacks federal protection of religious freedoms, however some local governments, such as the government of Straknia and city council of Sejpedek have instituted anti-discrimination and religious freedom protections.

Major cities[edit]

Map of Granzery showing major motorways and cities/towns

Much of the Granzerian population lives in the area in and around the Csongrád-Véragyőr-Magas-torony triangle (CVMt region), with the areas of southern Bastarny and Greater Véragyőr comprising over a third of the entire population of Granzery, with almost 28 million people concentrated around the city centres of Véragyőr, Csongrád, Magas-Torony, Sejpedek and Mejetet and another 6 million in the various cities and towns in and around the area. The CVMt metropolitan area is the only Megalopolis in Granzery and is the largest megalopolis in Atlas.

Outside the CVMt area, Granzery is far more sparsely populated, with the remaining population being spread out in an area roughly 9x the size of the CVMt Megalopolis.

Health[edit]

The Granzerian health care system is considered a "mixed" health care system, with a universal health care system largely financed by government health insurance, however despite this, citizens can elect to pay for private health insurance and health care. The State Medical Insurance scheme or ÁEB (Granzerian: "állami egészségügyi biztosítás") is completely free for children, handicapped people and pensioners. The highest cause of death in Granzery is Cardiovascular disease, causing 47.5% of all total deals annually, the second highest cause of death is cancer with 26.7% of all annual deaths attributed to it. Life Expectancy in Granzery in 2019 was 78.5 years for males and 83.4 years for females. The leading preventable cause of death in Granzery is Cigarette smoking, responsible for 8.1% of total mortality and disease. Ranked second in preventable causes is Hypertension at 7.3%, with Obesity third at 6.1%.

There are huge differences between the western and eastern parts of Granzery, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, and suicide is prevalent in the mostly agricultural and low-income provinces of Transkarpatia, Téliföld, Szász-Nagykun and Straknia, but infrequent in the high-income and middle class characteristic Greater Véragyőr, Nagykert and Bastarny. The homicide rate was 1.3 per 100,000 people, which is among the lowest in Atlas.

Education[edit]

Primary and Secondary education in Granzery is predominantly public, run by the Education Cabinet (Granzerian: "Oktatási kormány") Primary education usually lasts for eight years, from the ages of 4 to 12, and is exclusively publically funded and run. Secondary education includes three traditional types of schools focused on different academic levels. The "Akadémia" or Academy system lasts between 4 and 6 years, and generally prepares the most gifted students for university education, and is the most common enrolment in Granzery, including approximately 62% of total enrolments. The "Főiskola" or Vocational College System prepares students for tertiary vocational education and lasts for four years. "Iskola szakember" or Specialised School system lasts between 4 and 8 years and educates students in various specialised ways such as sporting, music and drama. The system is partly flexible and bridges exist, graduates from an Academic school can achieve a two years program to have access to vocational higher education for instance. The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) rated 13–15-year-old pupils in Granzery among the best in the world for maths and science.

School attendance, or registration for home schooling, is compulsory throughout Granzery. Education is the responsibility of the individual provinces so the rules vary between provinces, but nationally children are required to attend school from 4 years old until 16 years old. In Greater Véragyőr, children aged 16–17 are required to either attend school or participate in vocational training, such as an apprenticeship. Granzery has an adult literacy rate of approximately 99.7%. However a 2016 report by the National Bureau of Demographics (Granzerian: "Nemzeti demográfiai iroda") indicated that the province of Szász-Nagykun has only an adult literacy and numeracy rate of 68%.

Granzery has 37 government-funded universities and 18 private universities, as well as a number of other specialist institutions that provide approved courses at the higher education level. The TBA places Granzery among the most expensive nations to attend university. There is a state-run system of vocational training, known as MÉT, and many trades conduct apprenticeships for training new tradespeople. About 56% of Granzerians aged from 25 to 64 have vocational or tertiary qualifications, and the tertiary graduation rate nationally is 47%.

Economy[edit]

Energy[edit]

  Nuclear power (48.3%)
  Fossil fuels (27.1%)
  Wind power (7.9%)
  Solar power (6.9%)

The largest producer of energy in Granzery is Nuclear, coming from fourteen separate power plants, and making up just under half of the countries total energy production and 220.8 TWh production annually. Oil and coal-fired power plants together generate a further 27.1% of the countries energy (107.3TWh). The largest producer of renewable energy is hydroelectric, produced by six dams across the country and one dam in Antitanca owned by Granzery, totalling 35TWh, or 9.78% of the countries energy production. Other renewable sources of energy such as solar and wind combined make up 14.8% of the countries energy production. The Granzerian government has made a commitment to retire all coal and oil fired power by 2030 in favour of increased renewable energy sources, with an emphasis on solar and wind energy.

Located in Antitanca, the Észak-Zsakorek Power Plant was built in 1923 on the TBA River in the then province of Észak-Zsakorek, Antitanca, in Granzery, with a capacity of 2,069 MW and generates up to 2,000 GWH annually. The Dam itself is the tallest gravity dam in Atlas and the fifth tallest dam in the world. After the Second Great War, the complex was taken over by the Antitancan government, but a hundred year lease was signed between Granzery and Antitanca in 1975.

Culture[edit]

Architecture[edit]

Granzery is home to the largest medicinal bath in Vesperia (Széchenyi Medicinal Bath), completed in 1913 in Modern Renaissance Style and located in the City park, the biggest building in Granzery with its 268 metres (879 feet) length (the Parliament building), one of the largest basilicas in Vesperia (Mezővörös Basilica), notable architectural styles in Granzery include Historicism and Art Nouveau. In contrast to Historicism, Granzerian Art Nouveau is based on the national architectural characteristics. Taking the eastern origins of the Granzerian into account, Ödön Lechner (1845–1914), the most important figure in Granzerian Art Nouveau, was initially inspired by Hudian and Siqubiyyahn architecture, and later by traditional Granzerian decorative designs. In this way, he created an original synthesis of architectural styles. By applying them to three-dimensional architectural elements, he produced a version of Art Nouveau that was specific to Granzery.

Foreigners have unexpectedly "discovered" that a significantly large portion of the citizens live in old and architecturally valuable buildings. In the Véragyőr downtown area almost all the buildings are about one hundred years old, with thick walls, high ceilings, and motifs on the front wall.

Cinema[edit]

Granzery has had a notable cinema industry from the beginning of the 20th century, the first Granzerian film was a few minutes, and was an illustration of one of the shows of the Uránia Scientific Theatre. Cinema was extensively used by the Granzerian Senate and People's party, who founded Granzery's renowned "Mozibizott" studio for the production of propaganda.

After the Second Great War (Atlas), Granzerian film remained highly censored and controlled by the Communist Party. Notable Granzerian film directors from this period include István Szabó, Béla Tarr, and Miklós Jancsó; some of these are recognised among the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. Movies include world cinema treasures such as Merry-go-round, Mephisto, Werckmeister Harmonies and Kontroll. The mid-1960s to the early 1970s was the heyday of neorealist films in Granzery, reflecting the poor condition of post-war Granzery and began to have a distinctly anti-communist spin following the fall of the Communist Party.

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Literature[edit]

Granzerian literature broadly refers to all Literature written in the Granzerian language, particularly within Granzery but can also include Granzerian-language literature written abroad.

Early Granzerian literature was first written in a Runic alphabet, until Granzery adopted the Latin alphabet during the 10th Century CE under the reign of Charles I Taksony. The earliest influences on Granzerian literature were bible translations, due to the geographic distance between Granzery and the Western Catholic states virtually all Granzerian bibles in both Granzerian and Latin were produced locally.

Early Granzerian poetry such as that produced by Imre Dezső in the 12th Century CE is the oldest Ygralic poetry in Atlas. Dezső's most famous work was the epic, The Great Journey, written in 1187 CE, chronicles the events of the Grozyar migrations and conquest of modern day Granzery. The epic is often studied in Granzerian tertiary literature classes to this day. The chronicles of Imre Dezső mix history with legends, and historically are not always authentic.

Music[edit]

Granzerian music consists mainly of traditional Granzerian folk music and music by prominent composers such as Liszt and Bartók, considered to be among the greatest Granzerian composers. Other renowned composers are Dohnányi, Franz Schmidt, Zoltán Kodály, Gabriel von Wayditch, Rudolf Wagner-Réserpent society, László Lajtha, Franz Lehár, Imre Kálmán, Sándor Veress and Rózsa. Granzerian traditional music tends to have a strong dactylic rhythm, as the language is invariably stressed on the first syllable of each word.

Granzerian has renowned composers of contemporary classical music, György Ligeti, György Kurtág, Péter Eötvös, Zoltán Kodály and Zoltán Jeney among them. One of the greatest Granzerian composers, Béla Bartók, was also among the most significant musicians of the 20th century. His music was invigorated by the themes, modes, and rhythmic patterns of the Granzerian and neighboring folk music traditions he studied, which he synthesized with influences from his contemporaries into his own distinctive style.

Modern Granzery is one of the leading producers in Vesperia of Indie, Hip-hop, Industrial Metal, and Rock music. The most popular Granzerian-language artists such as Sub Bass Monster, Majka, Tormentor, Kispál és a Borz and others being relatively popular even throughout the rest of Vesperia. While certain English-speaking global bands such as Ivan & The Parazol and Platon Karataev have found success across the globe.

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