|Hermandad de Arriyiñatos
|Motto: "Leatad hasta en la Muerte"|
|Capital||Nuevo Staro Parzalativzhe|
|Official languages||Flamaguayan, Mozalvian|
|•||Consul of the Colonial Assembly||Emiliana Cociffi|
119,994 sq mi
|Currency||Peso Ley Nacional ($L) (PLN)|
|Time zone||(UTC+1 (?))|
|Drives on the||right|
Arriyiñatos (Mozalvian: Арийнятос) is a former colonial subject of Flamaguay, located in Eastern Veridis, bordering Zavala. Formally known as the Fraternity of Arriyiñatos (Hermandad de Arriyiñatos), contemporary Arriyiñatos is a prosperous nation with a robust economy and a diverse society. Arriyiñatos distinguishes itself in Veridis by consistently preserving firm institutions similar to those developed in metropolitan Flamaguay.
Arriyiñatos was settled by traders of the Covenant of Fraternal Faith from 1569. 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 Nuevo Staro Parzalativzhe as the administrative and economic center of the colony in 1592, 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.
With a mainland surface area of 310,784 km2, Arriyiñatos is located in eastern Veridis, sharing a largely mountainous land border with Zavala in the west and south with an overall land border of Y km. It's coasts measure Zkm, with Poyapáno to the east over the sea. Arriyiñato's highest point is Bohovska Planina (Боховска планина), which rises 4,058m above sea level. The lowest point is Lago Coronel Moraleda, at 75m below sea level.
Hills and low mountains rise quickly from the small coastal Arriyiñatian plain, before giving way to deep interior valleys before meeting the E'leye mountain range that limits the country to the west. 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 in reforestation 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 former border with the Rubber Coast was defined by the massive Tomcönlo river.
Situated close to the equator, the climate of Arriyiñatos is largely determined by elevation. The varied altitude reliefs of the country generate a great impact on what is a nominally tropical climate. A warm altitudinal zone is maintained in elevations below 1,000 meters, where temperatures rest above 24 °C. The vast majority of the country's total area is characterized as such, with the coast experiencing relatively temperate climate and the rest being rainforest. The areas located between 1,001 and 2,000 meters may be characterized as a temperate attitudinal zone, with a milder average temperature range between 17 °C and 24 °C. Above 2,001 meters the climate becomes decidedly colder, hovering between 12 °C and 17 °C. Once past 3,000 meters temperature begins to approach 0 °C, accompanied by the loss of tree cover and most plants. At heights above 4,000 meters, the temperature rests below freezing, this glacial climate only affects the tallest peaks.
Due to its relatively varied climate and geography, Arriyiñatos has a large amount of diverse species of flora and fauna. From canopy plants to bromeliads, the Arriyiñateño tropical climate offers a great variety of plants, with vegetation becoming more sparse as altitude increases. High-altitude areas are dominated by camelids such as the llama and vicuñas, as well as cougars. Reptiles and various species of birds are common throughout the country, with tropical animals such as sloths, parrots, and crocodiles. Arriyiñatos in particular is is home to a great variety of primates, the most famous being the White-faced Eritón. Recent decades have seen a notable uptake in policies dedicated to the conservation of plants and animals in order to counteract the increasing number of species listed as endangered.
With a GDP of $682 billion by PPP values, Arriyiñatos is ranked as a high-income economy on a per-capita basis, marked by a GDPPC of $32,279. Arriyiñatos' mixed-market approach is denoted by a high degree of public-private entities which bolsters an otherwise more limited public sector. In 2016, inflation stood at 1.4%, public expenditure accounted for 27.4% of GDP, while public debt continued its downward trend amounting to 11.6% of GDP. Arriyiñatos holds a credit rating of AA-. The current public account stood at a surplus of 1.2% in 2016.
Arriyiñatos has emerged as the most integrated economy on the Veridian landmass, with policy in the last three decades being strongly directed to facilitate the development of economic activity. Arriyiñatos has tightened and streamlined regulation, and, unlike other Veridian nations (with the exception of North Point), has eliminated sales and value-added taxes. Arriyiñatos has thus competitively placed itself in regards to its neighbours with the intent of attracting foreign investment, leveraging this position to serve as the financial capital of Veridis.
The unemployment rate was down to 3.8% in July 2017 with confirmed limited labour shortages in mining and construction, a steady influx of agricultural workers from other parts of Veridis ensures that sector is easily staffed. The percentage of Arriyiñateño households below the poverty line fell from an all-time high of 48% in 1991 to 15.6% in 2016. The poverty line is defined as double the amount necessary to cover a person's minimal requirements for nutrition and shelter. The opposition contends that the figures are artificially lowered.
The Arriyiñateño economy is divided into the following sectors of activity: the primary sector (constituting 5.3% of GDP), the secondary sector (37.5% of GDP), the tertiary sector (53.1% of GDP) and a small but emerging quaternary sector (4.2% of GDP). Resource extraction forms the traditional backbone of the Arriyiñateño economy. Mining, principally copper and nitratine has proven to be a dependable source of income through the history of Arriyiñatos, along with wood production, particularly timber. The Arriyiñateño industrial sector historically developed through the creation and expansion of smelting and refining facilities, which now also includes the production of mining equipment and plastics. Agrochemicals represent a secondary sector increasingly focused on more technologically-intensive methods. Arriyiñatos further counts with a small and subsidized aerospace sector, centered around it's membership in PAWA. This defense industry is considered of strategic importance and is sustained by the government. A vivid service sector is led by the finance industry, which has positioned itself as the financial centre for Veridis.
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).
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
It counts with a defensively-oriented military with limited force-projection capabilities.
Arriyiñatos spends 5% of GDP on it's armed forces.
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.
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.