Arriyiñatos

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Overseas Province of Arriyiñatos
Arriyiñatos
Flag of Arriyiñatos of Arriyiñatos
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CapitalNueva Stara Parzalativzhe
Official languages Flamaguayan, Mozalvian
Demonym Arriyiñateño
Government Constitutional Republic
 •  Consul of the Colonial Assembly
 •  Water (%) 18
Population
 •  2018 estimate 21,167,430
 •  2015 census 20,920,335
Currency Peso Ley Nacional ($L) (PLN)
Time zone (UTC+1 (?))
Date format dd-mm-yyyy
Drives on the right

Arriyiñatos (Mozalvian: Арийнятос) is a former colonial subject of Flamaguay, located in Eastern Veridis, bordering Zavala and the Rubber Coast. The government of Arriyiñatos formally identifies as the Overseas Province of Arriyiñatos (Provincia del Ultramar de Arriyiñatos), and sustains itself as the Continuity Government of the Republic of Flamaguay following the Civil War, however, this position is widely unrecognised on the international stage.

Contemporary Arriyiñatos is a prosperous nation with a robust economy and a diverse society. Arriyiñatos distinguishes itself as a peace-oriented polity, advocating for conflict mediation and supporting an explicit commitment to ensure that collaborative economic and political growth can be sustained with participation from all processes-relevant stakeholders. Arriyiñatian entities, both private and state-backed, are at the forefront of inclusive development across the world.

History

The Escuadra Veridiana at anchor at Nueva Stara Parzalativzhe during the bicentenary of the Mozalvian arrival

Arriyiñatos was settled by traders of the Covenant of Fraternal Faith from 1589. What was a small network of coastal forts and trading stations became an important colony in 1675 following settlement by the Mozalvian people. A persecuted ethnic minority in Chrobatia, Flamaguay assumed stewardship of the Mozalvians as a consequence of the Treaty of Jezero Selo which concluded the XXX war. Founding Nueva Stara Parzalativzhe as the administrative and economic center of the colony, the Mozalvians quickly developed the territory from a backwater into a stronghold of the Flamaguayan Colonial Empire.

The Colonial Assembly of Arriyiñatos proved to be one of the most loyal entities of the colonial system. Unlike other territories, Arriyiñatos closely followed metropolitan political developments, hosting a pluralist political system for its devolved parliament, which permitted the participation and suffrage of all adults of any gender or racial group. It greatly contributed to the war effort during the Great War and remained staunchly pro-metropolis in the face of shifting regional political patterns. Arriyiñatos was firmly anti-Abolitionist and has, since 1961, hosted both the formal continuity government of Flamaguay as well as a large number of exiles.

Geography

The seaside town of Lopozos (Лопозос)

Hills and low mountains rise quickly from the small coastal plain, before giving way to deep interior valleys. Rivers cut across the hinterland, leaving it pockmarked with thousands of lakes of varying sizes. The fertile interior has been cleared of large amounts of forest, although there are contemporary efforts to moderate these trends. The country as a whole experiences a largely mild climate, with certain areas of the coast being arid and the deep interior being quite humid and still largely covered by untamed jungle.

The border with Zavala is largely covered by deep jungle while the Rubber Coast is separated from Arriyiñatos by the often-flooding Tomconlo river.

Politics

Arriyiñatos is a constitutional presidential republic, but lacks a de-jure supreme executive figure, as the President of the Republic of Flamaguay is a vacant position. This role is instead exercised by the Consul of the Colonial Assembly, who is elected from the body of representatives. De-facto the Consul is granted presidential powers by the Decree of Necessity and Urgency of National Salvation (signed on 15 February 1962), which not only grants the Consul the powers usually allocated to the Presidency, but also confers to the Colonial Assembly the right to legislate on matters of foreign affairs and defense, which were previously only the realm of the metropolitan-based Republican Congress (which did count with limited colonial representation).

Government

The legislative is composed by a unicameral parliament, to which all citizens over 20 years of age are entitled to elect representatives to. Legislators are elected on a proportional basis according to departmental circumscriptions, with the actual vote being assigned to a party list rather than to individual candidates.

Local politics are dominated by the Colonial Development League, of liberal tradition, and the Popular Consultation of Arriyiñatos, with a social-democratic outlook.

Both dominant parties, as well as the vast majority of the political spectrum, support the Restoration Principle, pledging to preserve the Flamguayan government in exile and advocate for its return. Apart from sustaining its claim to sustaining the entirety of the Flamaguayan polity, the government is a ratifier of the Reims Agreement and enjoys generally positive relations with other Reims signatories.

Law and order

Foreign Relations

Armed forces

It counts with a defensively-oriented military with limited force-projection capabilities.

Administrative divisions

Economics

Arriyiñatos depends on a resource-extraction economy, of which timber and rare-mineral extraction form the largest sectors. A burgeoning high-tech industry sector is being developed using the preexisting light-industry sector in order to capitalise on the manufacture of products requiring locally-extracted rare-materials. The agricultural and fishing industries have also historically employed large parts of the population. A comfortable standard of living is enjoyed across the country, with poverty being uncommon outside of remote areas and some peri-urban slums.

Society

Arriyiñatian society is very heterogenous, with no one group forming a majority, whether measured by language, culture, ethnicity, or religion. This cosmopolitan profile has been sustained through centuries, with the Mozalvian political class purposefully maintaining open policies due to the deep cultural trauma carried from their historic persecution on Wallasea. Traditionally, Mozalvian and Flamaguays were the dominant groups in political and economic terms within the colony. However, a more pluralist society has developed over the last century.

Demographics

Arriyiñatos is populated by an extensive mix of different cultures and races. Increasing segments of the population identify culturally as Arriyiñatian first and foremost in both the official state census and various surveys.

Ethnically, 37% of the population is of primarily Mozalvian descent, while 32% is descended from Metropolitan Flamaguay. The remainder of the population is made up of 15% indigenous groups, 9% Questers Malay, 3% Mottappan, 2% North Pointers, and the remaining 3% by various other smaller ethnic groups.