Waersia

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Republic of Waersia
Ludýwloďa Wejrsku
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Motto: "Naweždym Slobodnyy"
"Forever Free"
Anthem: Wlastniskej Maršč
"Patriotic March"
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Capital
and largest city
Cholowska
Official languagesWaersian
Recognised Regional LanguagesVaati
Ethnic groups (2015)
DemonymWaersian
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional republic
• Chancellor
Gabrjil Tormasowski
• Prime Minister
Bochdan Ďajićej
LegislatureWejowćej
Senate
Chamber of Deputies
Establishment
• Foundation of Cholowska
9 June 1121
• Kingdom of Cholowska
27 March 1393
• Commonwealth of Cholowska and Boyko
8 September 1399
• Kingdom of Waersia
1 August 1415
• Czensk Annexation
28 November 1882
• Independence from Czenmark
8 July 1961
• National Populist Overthrow
1 December 1970
• Republic of Waersia
15 January 2001
• Current Constitution
3 October 2003
Population
• 2016 census
19,013,642
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
• Total
$928.942 billion
• Per capita
$26,797
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
• Total
$449.628 billion
• Per capita
$15,663
Gini (2015)positive decrease 34.7
medium
HDI (2015)Increase 0.850
very high
CurrencyWenecý (WAW)
Date formatyyyy ˘ mm ˘ dd
Drives on theright
Internet TLD.wa

Waersia [wɛiːrsɪə], officially the Republic of Waersia (Waersian: Ludýwloďa Wejrsku pronounced: [ɬudiɛːwɬɔd͡ʑä wɛiːrsku]) is a sovereign state in southwestern Vorsztia, located within Slavia. Waersia occupies a long, narrow strip of land between the Wischie mountains to the east and the Meletanska Ocean to the west. Waersia is a Presidential, Constitutional Republic with a democratic parliamentary system. Waersia has a population of over 19 million people, with most of the populace living in the Cholowska Metropolitan Region or on coastal cities such as Boyko and Čerognice. The top five biggest cities in terms of population are Cholowska with a population of 5,363,256, followed by; Boyko with 1,867,226 inhabitants, Čerognice with 1,794,446 inhabitants and Ňepowľe with 1,029,447 inhabitants.

Waersia's topography consists of mostly snow covered peaks in the southern and mid-central regions which are the home to the national mammal, the Mobiščju, the northern regions are characterized for being hilly, having large reserves of coal and for a fauna consisting of shrubs and trees in its fertile soils which are used to cultivate potatoes, peat and wheat; the coastal regions are generally covered by broadleaf and mixed forests with some grasslands.

The economy of Waersia is small when compared to other Slavian nations and its export goods are primarily machine building produce and coal mining although the agricultural sector holds a strong portion of the Waersian economy as well. It is estimated that the percentage of rural population in Waersia is at a close 32% which is high in comparison to most Slavian states.

Etymology[edit]

In Waersian the translation for 'Waersia' is Wejrska [wɛiːrskä], its origins trace back to the Medieval Waersian word from the Old Waersian Script: ўейрꚋісћаўӣ, tr. wejťirsćawý, which translates as 'patches of land rich on minerals' (more specifically used to refer to those lands rich on coal). The word's first recorded use was in c.1030 in a stone tablet used to refer to a small valley 46 kilometers (28.5 miles) away from Cholowska. The word was later used by locals in the 14ᵗʰ century to ascribe to the yet not existing place known as "Wejrska", however, at time it was indented as "Wejťerska" or "Wejťirska", it wasn't till the onset of the 15ᵗʰ century when the name was simplified as "Wejrska".

Geography[edit]

Administrative Divisions[edit]

Waersia is divided into ten kraj (Waersian: Kraj) and one municipality (Waersian: Chawrod). Each kraj has its own legislature and set of laws they can be vetoed by the Wejowćej if two thirds of the Wejowćej propose so by vote to veto such law; this veto can be rejected by the chancellor if he/she is requested so by the governor of the kraj.

Out of all the kraj Smolwyšč has the most autonomy due to the Vaati majority which resides on the southern coasts of the Smolwyšč kraj. Smolwyšč unlike the other kraj has an autonomous government which allows it to have its own set of laws without being vetoed by Waersia's legislature unless if such law break the guidelines of the Waersian constitution.

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The Kraj of Waersia
Kraj Capital Population Languages Seats in the Chamber of Deputies
File:BoykoFlag.png Boyko Boyko 4,038,101 Waersian 26
File:CholowskaFlag.png Cholowska 5,363,256 Waersian 35
File:ČerogniceFlag.png Čerognice Čerognice 2,378,092 Waersian 15
File:JozarskaFlag.png Jozarska Wlasenice 1,091,502 Waersian 7
File:MasćeslawFlag.png Masćeslaw Masćeslaw 1,032,395 Waersian 6
File:MečalowcaFlag.png Mečalowca Mečalowca 322,004 Waersian 2
File:ŇepowľeFlag.png Ňepowľe Ňepowľe 1,983,887 Waersian 13
File:StowbcyFlag.png Stowbcy Chremjač 839,058 Waersian 5
File:SmolwyščFlag.png Smolwyšč Twerdošin 262,954 Waersian, Vaati 1
File:WcewšćejFlag.png Wcewšćej Wochľechrad 695,382 Waersian 4
File:WrachnoweFlag.png Wrachnowe Wrachnowe 1,007,011 Waersian 6

Demographics[edit]

Language[edit]

The official and widely most spoken language in Waersia is Waersian, a western Slavic language. Waersian is taught in all schools across the country and is the lingua franca in commerce, economy, chatting along with other daily activities in Waersia. There are small communes of Skaldar and Czensk speakers due to the period of Czensk occupation. These groups have diminished significantly for many have migrated back to Czenmark after the Independence or integrated into the Waersian society. Vaati is the only regional language of Waersia and is spoken in the Smolwyšč Kraj by the Vaati ethnicity. Kekish is language that died out in the 18th century, it is believed to be the mother language of the ancestral peoples of Zapadya, Vorsztia and the Czensk isles, nevertheless, this theory lacks evidence.

Religion[edit]

Religions in Waersia
  Orthodox Christian (38.9%)
  Catholic (2.1%)
  Jew (11.3%)
  Rodnovery (15.2%)
  Other (0.6%)
  Irreligious (42.9%)

Since the beginning of Slavic settlements in Vorsztia the religion had been classified in terms of theology as pagan with beliefs that revolved around the godlores, rituals and cosmology. The Christianization of 1390 diminished the pagan influence in the region, however, this event, by unintentional means, established the neopagan Rodnovery Faith which survived in small pockets at rural Waersia until it eventually grew in the 15th century to become a substantially popular by the Waersian populace. Esotericism among the Waersian clergy manifested pilgrimages to Reismov that introduced Judaism by repatriated worshippers and rabbis that came to Waersia after a decade religious studies in Reismov. Judaism eventually grew in followers but never replaced Christianity’s sway. During the Czensk annexation the ethnic cleansing and genocide of Vaati and Jews along with others caused the decline of Judaism in Waersia. The Rodnovery Faith grew in numbers during Jaroslawyšč’s fascist coup d’état as well as Orthodox Christianity due to the support given to these two ideologies by the dictator. In the modern day church attendance has dropped significantly and the abundance of Atheists has grown but never replaced Theism. Grandsons and sons of Jewish ancestry that survived throughout Czensk occupation have attached with the beliefs of their massacred ancestors.

Culture[edit]

Cuisine[edit]

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Kapý Pleňenyy or stuffed peppers are a very influential dish in Waersian cuisine and are usually served with meatballs

Waersian cuisine is particularly distinguishable from that of other Slavic nations as it contains bell peppers in various dishes as well as a distinctive kind of hash made out of potatoes, olives, garlic, onions and tomato sauce. Waersian cuisine is rich on meat and potatoes, although grape jam and tomato sauce occasionally take part of various dishes. Waersian cuisine doesn't contain many styles of pastry, nevertheless honey pies are among the most notorious of desserts in Waersia. Being a country primarily sorrounded by sea, Waersian cuisine is heavy on seafood, especially in the southern regions where seals, walruses and whales are typically consumed. Although Waersia doesn't have much differences in liquor, beer with raw eggs have a large role in the Waersian diet.

Sport[edit]

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The National Team in a 2016 friendly against Kadolha

Out of all the sports in Waersia, football is undoubtedly the most popular. Football has a history in Waersia starting in the 1920s when Waersian teams competed in professional level games against teams in Czenmark and Oernland. The Football golden age in Waersia lasted from 1989 to 1999 when Waersia showed high levels of success giving Waersia international recognition as Slavia's best national team, winning the World Cup three times consecutively in 1990, 1994 and 1998. The national team's success ended in the early 2000s when Waersia experienced a crisis shortly before the establishment of democracy in the country. Waersia has regained its status as one of the most prestigious teams in Slavia during 2006 and in 2017 and still up to this day. Waersian domestic teams such as Ržew Cholowska and Cholowska Mesto are also internationally known by their high quality players and their style of play allowing it to win multiple regional and international competitions.