Vielena - Hall of Scholars

Vielena

Vielena, officially the Nationalist Republic of Vielena (German: Nationalistische Republik Vielena), is a country located in northern Hiayamashū.
It used to be part of the Ashariin Empire, along with other 2, now defunct, republics. After the end of the Empire, its territory was split into 3 regions and each formed a republic, then after years and many wars, Vielena managed to win and take over.

Etymology

The name "Vielena" is derived from the royal family who founded the country, Viel. During the time in which Vielena was a part of the Ashariin Empire, the region was called Aga Peschia (Ashariin for "Fish Land"), due to the region's prosperous fishing sector.

History

Introduction

The country was founded by Erich von Viel in 1467 (Meihon: 明本前553年), after the collapse of the Ashariin Empire, and was originally a kingdom. After 548 years of the Viel royal family rule, Manfred II von Viel orchestrated the "Bervien Conference", turning the kingdom of Vielena into an anarchy state. 4 years later, in 2019 (Meihon: 明本一), Alfred Neugebauer refounded the country, now making it into a republic, which it still is.

Pre Unification

Vielena's relation with its original neighbors (formed after the collapse of the previous empire) was somewhat troubled, often resulting in armed conflicts. That was because the 3 nations had claims on the same lands, containing the previous empire's capital city, and they were not open to a diplomatic solution. Each nation was different from the other one, culturally, religiously, ethnically, and because of all this they did not get along well, also being another factor that led the previous empire to fall.

For a long time in its history Vielena was fighting its neighbors, with their last war (from 1877 (Meihon: 明本前136年) to 1880 (Meihon: 明本前139年)) resulting in the CRF (Constitutional Republic of Frales) being defeated and, soon after, the PRT (Parliamentary Republic of Trionia) surrendered.

Unification

After winning against its 2 neighbors, life at Vielena was still not calm, most people from the other republics didn't accept their new reality at first, but they had no choice but to face it. Rebellious movements tried to gain strength here and there but all failed, and soon stopped. A couple years have passed and the situation finally stabilized, and now that the Vielenans didn't have to worry about fighting, they could focus on improving the economy and culture of the country, while also starting to contact other nations nearby, since all the contact they've had until this point was with their former neighbors. Even if the country was apparently having a golden age, one of the princes was planning something chaotic.

Anarchy

In the year of 2015 (Meihon: 明本前四年), the new-crowned King, Manfred II von Viel, executed his long-prepared plan and turned Vielena into an anarchist state, wreaking havoc across the country. He starting planning this scheme back in the previous year and waited eagerly for his crowning day, so he could finally put it into action. After declaring that the country was going to be ruled by no one, he then proceeded to disband the national army and kill his brother, so that he could not try to undo his actions, thus ending the Viel family line. It is also worthy to note that, during this period, an unnamed group dedicated themselves to pursue and kill all religious leaders, slowly converting the country into atheism through propaganda.

Republic

4 years have passed since Vielena was betrayed by Manfred II, and a brave man finally decided to act. Alfred Neugebauer rallied people to restore order and end this madness, he first started in his neighborhood, then his city, then everyone he could while moving towards the capital, Bervien. Alfred was a bright man and his words were capable of inspiring and motivating those around him, making him the perfect leader to save the country, he and his followers knew that, captivating more people as they approached Bervien. When he got there, he already had a big crowd of people following him, and after a speech, everyone there agreed to reform the country, with him as the leader. In the following days, people were also appointed to the Volksvertretung and the constitution began to be written.

Geography

Overview

Vielena is located in the north of Hiyamashū. It is neighbor of Acaciatropole, located to its southwest. The highest elevation point is situated in the Mondlichtgipfel Peak, at 2,492 meters, to the southeast portion of Vielena, and the lowest point is the Morgentau National Park at 3.11 meters below sea level, famous for being the lowest accessible point in Vielena.

Climate

The climate in Vielena is temperate, with mild, rainy summers and cold winters with limited precipitation. The temperature and humidity of the climate varies greatly depending on the region, to the south it is colder and dryer, and in contrast, to the north it is warmer and more humid. Average temperatures in Vielena range from a low of 2.7 °C to a high of 21.5 °C.

Politics

Government

Vielena's current government is a constitutional autocracy, with a parliament, the Volksvertretung (lit. representative body of the people), that communicates the general opinion of the people to the president which holds absolute power. Despite being an autoritary government, it is regarded as benevolent.

Members of the Volksvertretung are chosen by popular vote, once every 4 years. An emergency election may happen if the people feel the current members are not fulfilling their jobs adequately. The current president is required to choose someone from the Volksvertretung to be the next president after their rule.

Military

The military forces in Vielena are divided into 4 departments, the Bodentruppe (Ground Troops), the Kriegsflotte (War Fleet), the Luftschutzkräfte (Air Protection Forces) and the Spezialeinheiten (Special Forces). This division model was created after Alfred Neugebauer refounded the country, and has showed to be more effective than the previous model. Today Vielena has, in total, 101,774 active soldiers and conscription is compulsory.

Economy

Vielena's currency is the Viel Kotsar and is represented by the Ϗ symbol.

The Vielenan economy, worth Ϗ191 trillion a year, is broadly diversified with the average income being an impressive Ϗ101,738, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Long before its formation, Vielena has always been a powerhouse of the fishing sector, always delivering products of topmost quality, with a highly skilled labor force. Apart from that, other sectors are also significant, such as tourism, information technology, retail and book publishing industries. The average income tax rate is 63.2%, and even higher for the wealthy. State-owned companies are reasonably common.

Demographics

Population Overview

According to the 2019 (Meihon: 明本一) census, Vielena has a population of {placeholder} . The life expectancy at birth is 86 years.

The fertility rate of Vielena is 2.2 children born per woman and the government is encouraging people to improve that average, to make up for the no immigrants policy.

There are 3 groups of minorities inside Vielena, 2 from the old republics and 1 from the even older Empire. They identify themselves as Vielenans but with a different ancestry.

Religion

During the time Vielena was part of the Ashariin Empire and during the years before the Bervien Conference, the predominant religion in the region was the Ashariin Polytheist Pantheon, encompassing almost 99% of the population as believers and 1% as non-believers. This changed during the anarchy years, when a group of people pursued and exterminated every religious leader, while also spreading atheist propaganda to effectively change the nation.

Now, Vielena is strictly atheist and religious worship is prohibited in public.

Languages

German and english are the official and predominantly spoken languages in Vielena, students are required to learn both languages along with another one, either foreign or "old".

Native minority languages, or sometimes called "old languages", are the languages spoken in the former Empire and its other 2 republics.

The Nationalist Republic of Vielena
Nationalistische Republik Vielena (German)



Flag

Government Seal


Capital

Bervien

Motto

"Unser Land, unsere Geschichte"

National Day

0001-10-29
(Refounding Day)

Official Language(s)

German (de facto) / English (de jure)

Religion

-

Demonym

Vielenan (Vielenisch)

Government

Constitutional Autocracy

Legislature

Volksvertretung

Internet TLD

.vin

Website

gov.vielena.vin (not active yet)