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The Եադյրա՟դյշի Պևօդշօդեվա՟դա of Deims Kir, commonly known as the Uateṉāteṣi Plotṣoturāta (Եադյրա՟դյշի Պևօդշօդեվա՟դա), is a country primarily located in Western Magnaterra, consisting of 6 states, a capital district, and various possessions. At approximately 306,000 square miles (793,000 square kilometers), it is a comparatively average-sized nation by land area. With a population of over 64 million, it is one of the more populous countries in the world. The national capital is Īmah-Mānotṣotu (Ի՟մաց֊Մա՟ռօդշօդե), and the most populous city is Gufeṣi-Mānotṣotu (Գեփյշի-Մա՟ռօդշօդե).
The name of the nation of Deims Kir did in fact originate from an ancient proto-language form of Kirian (Henceforth known as Proto-Kirian), and the purported original phrase was "/šɛmʃ ˈki:r/", meaning "[he/them/they] ['re] wise, knowledgeable" The reason why this phrase (especially the verb) looks so different from the modern Kirian equivalent of "Deimseṇ Kirgō" /deim.sɛŋ kir.go:/ is because of the fact that, as is made obvious by the fact it is a proto-language, a host of sound changes have occurred and the verbal suffixation system had not fully developed at the time.
However, there has been a significant amount of semantic bleaching within much of the population bringing this phrase to just a namesake, and only in the Kirian-Speaking population has the modified version retained It's meaning.
In the ancient era of history, after humans migrated to the north-western tip of Magnaterra, where the present-day state of Deims Kir is located (approximately 8,000 BCE or 10,000 BP), several tribes formed of the emigrating population, although they were only able to inhabit the mainland due to their lack of seafaring technology. this is where the majority of present-day Kirian's ancestors descend from.
When many of the tribes had settled into proper urban environments around 5-4,500 BCE, one unifying force had began to emerge in the area - trade and commerce. As an area rich in minerals such as Copper, Nickel and Silver, the precursor tribes had began minting some simple coins, as well as beginning to barter with each other, however there is no consistent evidence that any international trade was happening at this time period. The first pantheons which would come to form the greater Kirian religion started to coalesce as well.
During the early middle ages and through this time period as a whole, Deims Kir underwent massive change, both economically, culturally and linguistically - however the state of the area was very much a dark age. the prevalence of barbarian naval raids on the important coastal cities pushed the state into a more militaristic disposition, wherein a lot of the available labour and currency was spent on rebuilding the lost areas and creating a sizeable military force in order to counter and defend from said raids; and due to this, the wider economy was pushed into a state of disrepair. this situation would not come to cease until when new, radical advisers and philosophers spread from the hub of enlightenment centred on northern Amnis, which were quickly appointed to government and who rapidly improved the economy through re-purposing some of Deims Kir's older warships into naval commerce vessels or colonial ships, in order to establish a wider presence in Land's end as a whole.
Early Modern Ages to Present Day
During the early enlightenment era, due to the fact that the Republic was situated on the coast of the most major oceans in Land's end, a lot of trade and mercantile activities were conducted within it's ports, leading to a somewhat diversified population compared to that of the previous years and eras as new ethnic groups immigrated to the area. in order to store and provide backbone for the economic growth which was brought on by this period of colonisation and immigration, new financial institutions had to be created, as well as factories in order to produce refined materials out of exports which were key to the income and stability of the area. this further amplified the wealth of the area and cemented Deims Kir's place in the world stage as a key economic hub and later as an industrial centre along with this.
The climate of Deims Kir is Mediterranean-like in both temperature and precipitation levels, giving it temperature ranges between a low of 11℃ and a high of approximately 35℃ in the majority of the country, with some areas receiving slightly lower temperature due to a combination of altitude or proximity to bodies of water.
In terms of precipitation, Deims Kir on average receives 1000mm (~39.3 inches) of rain every year, with the yearly low of around 10.2-12.3mm (recorded 2020) occurring in the hottest summer months of July and August, and the highs ranging between 149.8 and 153.85mm in the winter months of November and December. This firmly places Deims Kir into the Köppen classification of Csa, meaning it has a hot summer but may be milder in the coastal areas. The reason why the climate classification is as such is because of the fact that there is a cold ocean current running through the archipelago where Deims Kir is located - which brings cooler air and moisture from the Mediriman ocean to the shores of both the major islands and the mainland section of the nation.
This climate suits Deims Kir for cultivation of crops such as the various cereals (Maize, wheat, barley and corn), starches (such as potatoes and squashes) as well as some fruits which are not as hardy in a colder climate such as grapes (for wine), olives and tomatoes, as well as citrus. Many of these crops - particularly the sweeter fruits and grapes - are suited for export and are in fact desirable in other countries, adding a substantial extra income to farmers and other agricultural producers.
Because of Deims Kir's Mediterranean climate, the environment is dry -with the only forests being in proximity to either rivers or bodies of water. Even then, much of the nation is susceptible to fires during the hottest of the summer months.
The land is split into three parts - the mainland area and the two substantial islands situated to the northeast, as well as some smaller islands 'scattered' around the larger ones. Of the pair of larger islands, one is straddled by a large river and lake, which serve as to provide sustenance to the increased amount of both flora and fauna which are present in the area - as well as, more recently, newly developed human settlement, which is placing somewhat of a strain on what remains of the large river basins.
On the other slightly smaller island, no such body of water is present, so less - if any - use can be made of the water which is there (when referring to use by humans), as much of what is being supplied by rivers or groundwater tables is being processed by plant and animal life. However, significant portions of the island are still covered by some form of vegetation, whether it is a forest or just intermittent shrub-land as several small creeks and rivers run from springs in the northwest of the island.
The mainland is similar in conditions to the smaller island - however, there is a much-lessened population density inland (when compared to the coastal regions) due to yet less water availability, and climate shifts within the continental interior.
Wildlife and Conservation
Due to the fact that the Mediterranean climate (in which the majority of Deims Kir is located) has only a small amount of rainfall per year - especially in the summer months - the amount of native wildlife is somewhat limited to drought- or flame-resistant plant species. Some examples of larger flora include Cork Oak, Eucalyptus, Poplar, Ash and other Mediterranean species such as Maritime Pine, Common Juniper and Hazel.
As well as having a substantial amount of dry or deciduous forest cover near water tables and overground sources, there is a good amount of covering shrub-land with flora such as Heather, Gorse, Sagebrush and Cheatgrass, which forms an almost steppe- or Savannah-like environment. Said environment covers a range of about 15-20% of the continental areas and even less of the islands.
The fauna of Deims Kir is also in line with that of many other Mediterranean climates, for example in more rural areas the sighting of native hares, ibex and wild pigs is not uncommon. However, in cities, this is now a rare occurrence due to increased deforestation and population density in the urban areas.
Having a population of around 60 million people, Deims Kir is quite a large Nation when compared to the wider international community. Much of the population is also demographically diverse, being composed of many different ethnicities (Besides Kirian)- the largest of which is the Rhāka minority, which is believed to have been present previous to the Kirian migrations to the area in prehistoric times. Of course, these pre-Kirian peoples also posses their own language, the Rhakanese language; it is markedly different to the currently majoritarily-spoken Kirian language (being rather more analytic in nature), and is one fo the last remaining fragments of the culture which preceded that of the Kirian People.
In terms of other minorities and ethnicities, the larger cities in Deims Kir also possess a significant portion of the Borealian Diaspora, which largely immigrated during the Mercantile Period (during which Deims Kir possessed a somewhat large colonial holding in what is now considered the northernmost areas of Crepscula), wherein many prospective citizens and residents migrated through some of the empire's more peripheral holdings. This has ended up notably contributing to the ethnic make-up of the Kirian state.
Main Article - Official Language Of Deims Kir
As was specified above, many of the inhabitants of Deims Kir speak Kirian as either their first language (L1), or an acquired second language (L2), usually as some sort of community integration project or as a requirement for immigration (only applied to newer immigrants). The language itself is an isolate which relies somewhat on the use of affixes (mostly suffixes, although it is not unheard of to display marking using a prefix) to convey grammatical meaning - such as case, plurality, class (in nouns) and many other aspects of the language such as mood. In this respect, the language could be called somewhat aggluginative. The language (and thus any new words which are added to the standard dialect) is overseen by the Kirian Academy of Languages, which is located in The capital, NovaUrbo.
Although Esperanto was once utilised as a primary method of communication, it is now being phased out and replaced by the use of Kirian as part of a cultural revitalisation program which is built to favour the older language such as Kirian - and one part of this is the changing of place names from their widely-used Esperanto variants to the old Kirian spellings, which is an effort mainly to make some remembrance of the old native tribes from which most present-day Kirians are descended as well as to add some form of uniqueness and disambiguity to the nation's culture.
Main Article - Ṣūlism - Official religion of Deims Kir
There are a few practised religions within Deims Kir, most notably the Pre-Dark-Age Ṣūlist faith, which is based on the dualist belief that the sun and the stars are the governing forces of the universe, and that they then must be worshipped as creators and destroyers of the world simultaneously. This religion is Part of the Kirian culture in that many citizens visit the temples which were built for Ṣūlist worship, even if they themselves are not part of the denomination, to pay respect to their ancestors or relatives who were followers of the religion.
Within the Republic, there is a government-funded public health system, (Known as the National Health Service in English) which is free to access to citizens, however in order to access the citizenship required for use of the system a person must have either tangible lineage/heritage within Deims Kir, or have had been a resident within the nation for two years and passed the citizenship tests with a satisfactory grade at least. This does not apply in the case of a life-threatening emergency or terminal care, however, and there are stringent checks in order to make sure that no-one is using this as a loophole or write-off to free healthcare within the nation.
The public education system within Deims Kir is quite extensive, education is required from nursery age until around the age of 16; most, if not all, children who are citizens of the nation enrol in it - only a small percentage are home-schooled. Up to the age of around 14, they learn all subjects, however after this, when they reach that later stage in education, they may choose two or three other subjects (alongside English, Kirian, maths and science) to study at a greater depth and in place of most of the other subjects. (One exception to this is Physical Education, which must be studied in one way or another regardless of subjects chosen. )
In Deims Kir, The political divisions are known as Provinces (Or Raēotṣə in Kirian). There are a total of 7 provinces, each of which are represented by a star on the flag - the biggest for the capital district and the smaller 6 for each other division. Aside from the capital, each district has a capital city where the main administrative decisions and planning for the whole province is drawn up and authorised - and each province may send one elected delegate from their capital offices to the Provinces' council every 5 years in order to vote and pass resolutions or grants which may work in favour of the respective region and it's people.
The capital area, however, is a province divided into 5 districts, each of which will elect a district president, and there is a small ballot after said districts have each elected each president in order to decide which of these districts would represent the entire capital region in the council.
The council itself works alongside the parliament houses and the monarch (if there is one which has power in the country) in order to pass laws and begin initiatives which will decide on both the foreign policy of the nation and the internal governance of provinces and autonomous areas, and any special aid or cases which need to be attended to in the governmental scope.
Parties and Elections
Governments in Deims Kir are elected through a Closed-list proportional representation system, within which the voter will vote twice - once for the party in their district, another for their state's councillor. The district representatives are elected into the parliament of 650 seats through the D'hondt method of proportional representation, and often need to form coalitions in order to form a majority government and pass laws through this legislature.
Deims Kir holds relatively good relations with many of its neighbours, partly due to a modern history of neutrality when pertaining to conflict (see the great war as an example) and as a mediator in international matters, though mainly because of it's continued presence in the MEC (Magnaterran Economic Community). This organisation focuses on the betterment of the magnaterran economies whale promoting cooperation and good international relations between members.
Air and Space Force
Income, Poverty and Wealth
Science and Technology
Deims Kir's science and technology industries focus primarily on the information technology industry and therefore any of the major businesses or services which depend on said industry; and the information technology sector is one of the largest portions of the Kirian economy - with some of the most major businesses including the People's Computer Company (Kirian: Peṣtāmēs Ṭaphmekīṇāmēs thūrotu, Styled as PṬT), a producer of consumer electronics which exports globally, and the Kirian Machine Parts Company (Kirian: Kīrīnar Mekīṇati Thūrekhā, Styled as KMT), which both are market leaders for their respective areas in Deims Kir, and which hold quite a considerable share of the market across much of Magnaterra, and to a lesser extent Lands End as a whole.
Literature, Philosophy, and Visual Art
The architecture of Deims Kir is very diverse in nature, ranging from pre-colonial era Gothic and baroque styles to the more recent Pombaline styles, which add various bright colours to the bustling city streets.
Some more well-known examples of the former are present within the many Ṣūlist temples dotted around Deims Kir. These often have an emphasis on an open interior and courtyards (as to let the sun flow into and through the building) - many older ones of these now serve as cultural heritage sites or museums, though some as old as the 1200s are still in operation as places of worship today.
One of many Deims Kirian traditional desserts is the sweet dish "Sawdust Puding", known as () in Kirian. It is mainly composed of a dry or biscuit base, which is crushed so fine as if to resemble sawdust, which gives the dish it's name. On top of this or mixed in with it is usually a condensed milk and/or cream based "sauce" or "topping" which adds a degree of moisture and flavour which differentiates the dish from many others within the same area of cooking.
This dish had it's origins in the closing years of the old merchant republic of the late 1800s, wherein there was relative economic hardship within what remained of the Kirian Empire; and due to some relative unavailability of some common dessert ingredients and commonplace household goods, a need arose in which to produce a low-cost yet relatively flavourful or at least filling dish. From this need and want for a sweet dish arose what is not a staple dessert in Deims Kir, sawdust pudding. This dish covered all of the needs of a common or middle-class person at the time of the economic downturn - it was filling, sweet and also had significantly less cost than other mainstream dishes at the time in which it first became widely accepted as part of the Kirian cuisine.
Music in Deims Kir is mainly composed of pop and contemporary music, however some of the more culturally grounded music of Deims Kir is rooted in more ancient civilisations. For example, one of the first peoples to settle in the southwestern area of magnaterra were the [UNNAMED], who had their own unique instruments and musical scales, one of the first being the Tanbūr - a three-stringed, long-necked lute often accompanied with vocals in either a ritual or religious context. This later evolved into a more mechanical instrument, the [AWAITING NAME], which utilised a wheel to facilitate the addition of two or three drone strings (as well as the standard ones, now adapted to be played with keys). In a modern context, the [AWAITING NAME] is widely used in a folk context, particularly amongst what remains of the [UNNAMED] people.
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