Ν ΔΝΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΚΤΙΣΜΑΝΔΡΟΣΙΟΥ (Neosarche)
He Demokratia Tou Ktismandrasion
Government: Parliament with Special Administrative Districts
Protarchon (Prime Minister): Dionusios Alexandros ()
Ruling Coalition: ()
Currency: Chiartica (Ch)
Exchange Rate: 2.3 Ch per 1 USD ($)
Land Area: 384526 km˛
Population Density: 33 people per km˛
Drives on: Right
Calling Code: +122
Internet TLD: .kt
Ktimandrasi, more properly “To Ktimandrasion”—meaning, that which was created for great [people]*, is an archipelago republic with a vibrant culture, rich history, and a diverse and deep intellectual tradition. It features a wide variety of religious worship, ranging from Orthodox Christianity to a great diversity of ancient and traditional deities. Ktimandrasi is an excellent tourist attraction, with wide beaches looking over the beautiful Korchoros Sea, and many well-preserved ruins from the ancient era.
The first people to inhabit Ktismandrasi were known as the Protoi, who came to Ktismandrasi around 8000 B. C. and built large square pyramids and several cities, the ruins of which still survive up to today. Around 2000 B. C., archaeological evidence suggests that they mysteriously vanished, and for the next thousand years no new structures have been found, and habitation in the existing structures has evidence of being seasonal. Around 1000 B. C., a fleet, gnerally believed to Mycenaean, arrived and its people, called Neosarche, settled in Ktismandrasi. The Neosarche are the ancestors to most of the modern residents of Ktismandrasi. They subjugated the Protoi, many of who fled, and built new cities and established a number of petty kingdoms. These gradually evolved into city-states. Between 500 B. C. and 300 B. C. these city states underwent a collective golden age, with each sending out colonists, and a number of prominent thinkers, historians, and mathematicians appearing. The most famous of these are the philosopher Paidianoos, who is remembered for questioning everything and the historian Hippocrates from who wrote a history of the Neosarche, and the mathematician Manthonus, whose mathematical treatise on basic geometry and conics was widely read throughout the ancient world. The city states declined from 200 B. C. until about c. 36 A. D., when much of the Ktismandrasi was submitted to the Corinthus Empire, forming the Charaporathean League. During this time, Christianity first reached Ktismandrasi, and has since become the most common religion, though it only maintains a plurality compared to traditional polytheistic worship. Around 800 A. D. the Empire of Corinthus fell, and the League collapsed shortly afterwards, and large parts of Ktismandrasi were conquered by Santhals from the Jaring Hangante. The Jaring Hangate expanded into Ktismandrasi until 1488, when it was checked at the Battle of Tęle. The Jaring Hangate was later defeated decisively in 16XX, and the Kingdom of Ktismandrasi was established, ending the Occupation Period, though a significant part of Ktismandrasi remained under Santhal control. These territories would be incorporated as autonomous regions following several war in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, and for a brief time in 1947 Santhal would be expelled from Ktismandrasi. The end of the Imperial War formed the modern Democracy of Ktismandrasi, with several ethnic autonomous zones, all but two of which have been incorporated into Ktismandrasi in modern times, follow plebiscites. Top
Ktismandrasi is very mountainous with interspersed fertile valleys. Despite having a long coastline, there are very few suitable natural harbours. Between protected historic sites and nature preserves and parks, it is estimated that 15% or more of Ktismandrasi is nationally protected, and as such many native species in Ktismandrasi have been preserved. Notable among these parks is the famous Chorkoros Nature Preserve, which spans over thirty miles of beach area that is open to the public. The primary use of land is cultivation, mostly through vineyards. Limited mining operations are carried out, and the nation has modest oil reserves off the coast. Top
Neosarche culture is multifaceted, but can be generalised loosely by generation and geography. The post-war generation, born after 195X, was notable for its openness and tolerance, and they are largely responsible for the current welfare state and attention to social issues. They were also responsible for the creation of the two special cultural administration districts, and the division of the other regions into demoi and poleis. People generation were also the most prosperous generation, and the most openly critical of existing inequality and injustice. The war-generation, those who fought in the war or were born during it, were much more focused on excellence, especially physical excellence, and service to the government. It was in reaction to this obedience that many in the post-war generation reacted to by rebelling and critiquing society, and pursuing justice. The post-prosperity generation, increasingly yoked with high taxes tended to be more stoic, and also sought a different sort of excellence in harmony with nature that manifested itself in modest country dwellings and small-scale farming. The youngest generation has returned to a more legal and martial view of excellence, with sports, either directly playing or simply supporting one's local team, and litigation both being outlets of excellence. Regardless of generation, discussion, usually accompanied by wine, are a common past time and are the main form of social gathering, especially in cities, while in rural areas such gatherings usually take the form of religious feasts.
Gaionaxian culture is what it was for centuries; rigid and demanding. Gaionaxians tend to speak little but very articulately and forcefully, and they value a martial asceticism and have a respect for authority that none of the current generations have. Gaionaxia culturally tends to distrust anyone else, especially non-Neosarche, and high emphasis is put upon industry. The state has a formal caste system based on merit, and everyone is expected to pull their weight. There is also a dissolute underclass of low-wage workers from Ktismandrasi or abroad who provide many basic which maintain the rest of the society. Gaionaxians are regarded as physically strong and excellent, and there reputation as distinct and particularly excellent is re-surging after a long decline for centuries following their catastrophic rebellion in 16XX.
Xenodemonia has its own culture.
Ktimandrasi government is a proportional parliamentary republic, with thirteen demoi (administrative regions), six poleis (independent cities with national representation), and two special cultural administrative districts, Gaionaxia and Xenodemonia. The national government (He Ktimandrasia Demokratia) is divided into a parliament (He Politalia) and a Cabinet (He Arche). Each of demos sends twenty members to the Politalia and each polis twenty-five. Gaionaxia sends twelve voting observers, and the Politalia sends an elected delegation of thirty-one members to negotiate meet with a similar body in Xenodemonia. The Politalia also elects Archons, chosen from members including the observers from Gaionaxia, who each run one department of the executive branch. They also elect a Protarchon, comparable to a prime minister. The Politalia also approves judges (Balbidouchoi) nominated by the Archon of Justice, who judge cases deemed to transcend sub-national units, such as disputes between administrative regions or cases that are particularly prominent. Regional governments may make their own laws, but national law usually supersedes local law, except in special cultural administrative districts and in certain political cases.
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Ktismandrasi is generally socially progressive, and has a large and extensive welfare offering. Paid maternity leave is mandatory, as is some form of employee healthcare, though this is more variable since the legislation permits regions to decide for themselves the exact standards and regulation. Pensions are also offered to the elderly, and those who are disabled, though there is strong opposition to this legislation. Environmental protections exist in the form of parks, reserves, and mining licenses. Agricultural subsidies, especially for wine-makers, are substantial, but notably given out based on a standardised tasting test. Education is universal, with twelve years of mandatory schooling starting at age 6, though there are subsidised religious schools and other private academies (He Academoi) that offer alternate places of education. Home-schooling is not legally recognised. Recreational cannabis is legal, and though the drinking age is legally 15, this is not widely enforced. Private ownership of firearms is dealt with separately by region, with national law only mandating background checks and banning fully automatic weapons. Hybrid and Electric cars are subsidised, and cars are usually assessed for emissions, which determines both sales tax and a separate tax for the company that made the car. Top
Religion is a touchy subject in Ktismandrasi, which has a long history of religious conflict between the traditional polytheistic religions and Orthodox Christianity. The plurality of Neosarchai, 42.6% according to the latest government statistics, are Orthodox, and each region except Gaionaxia has an eparche which is lead by a bishop, and associated ekklesia or churches. 50.3% of Neosarche are some form of polytheist, though the varieties are multitudinous and vary widely by region. Some are cults limited to a single village, and others such as the ancient cult of Iatros, a cult dedicated to remedy of earthly ills, are popular and practiced throughout Ktismandrasi. The city of Xaraporotheapolis has its own cult, that of the bright-eyed goddess, who according to tradition led the founder of the city to the best harbour on the island. The remainder of the population is agnostic or atheist.
Religion is generally considered very important, and a large percent of total tourism comes from pilgrimages made by citizens to shrines and holy sites within the island. Legislation has made, in addition to paid vacation time, mandatory religious travel time that is offered to all year-long employees. Top
Ktismandrasi's military is overseen by defense minister, and in times of war by a committee of ten generals, elected by the Politalia who stand for re-appointment every year. The military of Ktismandrasi is divided into a navy, an army, and an air force, as well as a coast guard. The Special Cultural Administrative Districts also have their own militaries, though in Xenodemonia this amounts to a coast guard and police force, whilst Gaionaxia maintains the equivalent of several regimental combat team.
Ktismandrasi's military has over 150.000 active service members, as well as about 200.000 official reservists. Ktismandrasi uses conscription, which is included as part of the national mandatory education, which also includes a political education interspersed in the military training. While women are kept out of combat roles, they do serve as active personal, and participate in separate military and political training during education, which has caused some controversy over potential disparities in the political education women receive. Top
Ktismandrasi's major industries are tourism, mineral extraction, textile manufacturing, agriculture, and metal production. Shipping, legal services, and publishing are also significant industries. The majority of Neosarche employed in the private sector are in the service industry, with with about 14.6% working in manufacturing and 11.9% working in primary sector, where the majority are agricultural workers.
The Ktismandrasi has been strong throughout the post-Imperial Ear era, with minor interruptions, especially during times of internal strife, but recently has been in decline due to welfare programmes and an aging demographic. Corruption is also comparatively high for an postindustrial nation, especially related the mining and petroleum extraction. Top
Ktismandrasi has a complex relationship with the international community. On the one hand, Ktismandrasi relies heavily on foreign countries for tourists, who account for a significant portion of the GDP, but, the nation being populous and powerful, and believing itself to be generally superior to all other races in the world, has difficulty maintaining permanent friendships with other nations, which it tends to use in times of need, rather than investing in long term relationships. Also difficult is the obsession with Greater Ktismandrasi, a region of inexact proportions that contains Neosarche ruled by "inferior people," which has cropped up throughout the government and is fairly common in the military. Top
Following the Treaty of ------ in 195X, Ktsimandrasi was partitioned into regions which where given self-determination. This resulted in loss of territory and the creation of Special Cultural Administrative Districts, designed to alleviate ethnic tension and encourage self government. There are currently two SCADs in Ktismandrasi, Xenodemonia, an area of majority ethnic Santhals, and Gaionaxia, which in ancient times was a powerful city state with a unique way of living and governjng. Top
Xenodemonia is a semi-autonomous region of the Ktismandrasi. The local government has power over utilities, police and fire, and controversially, primary and secondary education. It sports its own airport and coast guard as well.
The region is overwhelmingly ethnic Santhal, holdovers from the era of the Jaring Hangate. Top
Gaionaxia has a long proud warrior tradition that started in the 600s B. C., with a succession crisis that was used by a member of the royal family, the famed Polycrates, a law-giver. Polycrates won over the support of the Gaionaxians and abolished luxury, introducing a regime similar structurally to feudalism, with a caste of permanent serfs drawn from a recently conquered polis to feed a warrior class, the Gaionaxians. The Gaionaxians also formed a unique governing system which was re-instituted in 195X. Afterwards Gaionaxians become renowned for the prowess and fearlessness in battle, and their generally conservative policy. The civilisation lasted into 300s, when they were defeated in battle by the city-state Oikos, and there military fame and culture steadily declined as they were beset by internal rebellion.
After several failed revival attempts, the early nineteenth century came along with a rising nationalism among the Ktismandrasi, overshadowing even regional an religious conflicts. A secret society formed around several military officers and lawyers, mostly of Gaionaxian descent, which began calling for an independent Gaionaxia, and several failed uprisings occurred, culminating in an independent Gaionaxian state being proclaimed in 1912, which was finally put down in 1916. However, a second political group, known as the Sons of Gaionaxia, formed, and began laying support for a planned resurgence. This resurgence came in 1934, with the aid of the now fascist government of Ktismandrasi, which had as one its aims to reclaim greater Ktismandrasi. As fascist defeat appeared imminent in the 1950s however, the Sons of Gaionaxia declared independence again. The following war was particularly bloody, though with fascist armies abroad being driven back at every point, the fascists ultimately conceded, and shortly after Ktismandrasi was occupied and Gaionaxia, which had counted on foreign support, received it, and was able to re-found itself on a similar model.
Modern Gaionaxia is ruled by an Ephor, an official elected every year by the Assembly who has sweeping executive power. There are also two elective kings, who with twenty-eight ministers form the Council, which acts as a body of ministers to the Ephor. The Council is made up of the senior most members of the Assembly, approved by both of the kings. The kings serve as commanders-in-chief in times of war, alternatively in ancient times, though in modernity there is usually an implicit separation of duties managing logistics and production, with the other managing the fighting.
Gaionaxian society is strictly regimented with communal barracks of ten to twelve men or women serving as the primary social unit. All children are educated from early age in the customs and culture, and trained intensely. Children that show especial intelligence or technical skill are sent to small academies that offer specialised military training, particularly piloting, medicine, and engineering. Selective abortion is practiced on infants who show signs of unworthiness, though the tradition of dunking infants in wine to see if they drown has not been revived.
Douloi, meaning slave, form the underclass of Gaionaxia. Douloi are primarily foreigners who work low-wage jobs in agriculture, mining, or manufacture, often for life, producing everything necessary to preserve the Gaionaxian lifestyle. The most prosperous and successful of these are given the position Hupephore, who oversee the the Douloi and keep a fair bit of profit for themselves. Hupephore also are eligible for technical positions in the Gaionaxian military. Top