Zegora and Bogatovia
|Republic of Zegora and Bogatovia
Republika Zegora i Bogatovia
Република Зегора и Богатовиа
|Motto: "Mi smo spremni"
(Zegoran: we are ready)
|Anthem: "Za našu prelepu domovinu"
(Zegoran: for our beautiful country)
Location of Zegora and Bogatovia (dark green) within Wallasea (dark grey)
|Ethnic groups (2012)||Zegoran, Bogatovian, Sanskovian, Flamaguayan, Poláčekian, Quiberic, Embrean|
|Government||Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy|
|•||Prime Minister||Branko Bagovic|
|•||Unification of Zaposlavia||1831|
|•||Current constitution (RZiB)||March 21, 1939|
760,887 sq mi
|GDP (nominal)||2014 estimate|
|Currency||Zegoran Liv (Ƚ) (ZRL)|
|Drives on the||right|
Zegora and Bogatovia (Zegoran Latin script: Zegora i Bogatovia, Zegoran Cyrillic script: Зегора и Богатовиа), officially the Republic of Zegora and Bogatovia (Zegoran: Republika Zegora i Bogatovia, Република Зегора и Богатовиа), sometimes called Zegora-Bogatovia or ZiB and informally known as Zegora, is a country in southern Wallasea. Kralvićevo is the capital and largest city. Zegora is bordered by theStructure of Abolition to the west, Embrea and Quiberon to the north, and Poláčekia to the east.
Zegorans, Bogatovians and Sanskovians arrived in present-day Zegora-Bogatovia during the middle of the 8th century BC, where they founded three kingdoms that survived until the 19th century. By this time, the unification of the Flamaguayan and Quiberic states, along with the continued development of the Poláčekian lands, had surrounded the three kingdoms with security threats. The kingdoms pragmatically formed the triple monarchy of Zaposlavia (the Kingdom of the western Slavs), which survived until the mid-1920s when the Zaposlavian Colonial Empire collapsed. The kingdom of Zegora, the largest, declared independence from Zapaslavia, and was quickly followed by Bogatovia and Sanskovia, who were integrated into the republic of Zegora-Bogatovia.
Zegora-Bogatovia is a Constitutional Monarchy governed by an elected parliament. The Wallasean Development Index classes Zegora-Bogatovia as a high-income economy. Zegora-Bogatovia is a member of the Wallasean Bank, the International Security and Co-operation Organisation and Consortium for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, and is a founding member of the Reims Agreement. Zegora-Bogativia has contributed peacekeeping forces to Motappaland during the Motappaland Crisis.
The Zegoran economy is heavily weighted toward the Service sector, followed by the Industrial sector and agriculture. Tourism provides strong revenues during the summer. The economy is largely privatized, but Zegora maintains an extensive system of Universal healthcare and free primary and secondary educatiom. The Royal Family still maintains large estates. In recent years the government of the Zegoran Freedom Party has pursued a reactionary economic policy, re-nationalising infrastructure and moving to strictly limit immigration, especially from Common Law territories.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
The name "Zegora" derives from the Zegoran words "Zelena" (green) and "gora" (mountain), referencing the rolling lush continental highlands that characterise Zegora. "Bogatovia" derives from the Bogatovian word "Bog" (God) essentially - "God's land". This stems from the traditionally more stringent religious observation in Bogatovia.
Prehistory and antiquity
Modern day Zegora was inhabited by several prehistoric civilisations, many of which also found in southern Poláčekia and the eastern Structure. Whilst most evidence of prehistoric inhabitation stems from cave paintings, an extensive collection of Paleolithic Neanderthal fossils have been unearthed in North-western Zegora near the town of Koslic.
Iron age culture was prevalent all across eastern Zegora, notably the Jezevo and Rikelinac cultures. The main surviving artifact of this period is the ruins of the city of Vidum, discovered in 1977 beneath the modern day city of Jezero Selo.
The modern day Zegorans arrived in Zegora-Bogatovia early in the 8th century, with Bogatovians and Sanskovians soon following from the north. Eventually three main kingdoms were formed, each roughly equal to the others in terms of power and influence. After the devastating War of the Crowns in 1296-1303, the kingdoms agreed to the formation of several duchies as buffer states between their territories. Throughout the middle ages these duchies were subjected to constant intriguing between the monarchies and many became barely independent fiefdoms or vassals, although the Duchy of Mitrovilja developed a healthy trading industry and resisted the majority of pressures applied to it. This status quo endured until the mid-19th century.
By 1830 it had become apparent that the patchwork of small states in southeast Wallasea were somewhat antiquated. Nationalism had already taken hold in much of northern and eastern Wallasea, unifying the states of Flamaguay and Quiberon from their own component crowns. Feeling that his own Kingdom was in jepoardy, the Zegoran King Vladislav III convened a meeting between himself, King Dragovic I of Bogatovia and King Goraslav of Sanskovia on the island of Vadar. The three began negotiations that eventually led to the formation of Istoslavia, the land of eastern slavs, within the framework of a triple monarchy. All three states retained political autonomy and military forces, but acted within a single foreign affairs structure decided by the Sabor, a hereditary parliament headed by the Kings themselves.
Despite the unwieldly political infrastructure, Zaposlavia flourished in the realm of culture, economy and security in a way that had been impossible for the weak and feuding kingdoms. In particular Zaposlavia became a centre of philosophy and political thought, with controversial academics able to move between the three Kingdoms as needed to escape political persecution. Art and literature were also valued by Zaposlav society, and a number of world-class authors travelled to Zaposlavia to complete some or part of their works.
After the death of Vladislav in 1859, his son Luka VIII (1859 - 1882) ascended to the throne in Zegora. Luka, envious and intimidated by the expansive colonial holdings of his neighbours Flamaguay and Quiberon, decreed that Zaposlavia would have its own overseas territorial empire. The first colony, Rubber Coast, was incorporated into the Zaposlavian Colonial Empire in 1870. Over time Zaposlavia incorporated other overseas territories, including X and X, into its colonial holdings.
The Great War and the 20th Century
- GW allied with Quib against the perfidious Flams
- For whatever reason the empire unravels afterward?
- New constitution, zib becomes chill
- wars with the structure
Much of Zegora experiences a mild continental climate. In the south, temperatures are generally warmer and winters are relatively short and mild, rarely under 0 degrees. In the north things are different
Zegora is a constitutional monarchy, with a royal family that holds little political power. executive power is held by an elected unicameral house, the Skupštine Zegorski (Zegoran Parliament). The assembly is constituted by 200 seats, one for each electoral district of Zegora, and is elected every five years. Zegora has a universal franchise for all Zegoran citizens over the age of 18. Most political power is held by the Prime Minister, who is elected internally by the political party with the largest share in government. One prime minister is technically allowed to serve an unlimited number of terms based on the consent of their party, although the longest serving prime minister has served only three full terms in office. The Zegoran Supreme Court, formed of five judges, represents the highest court of appeal in Zegora. Judges are appointed for life via popular vote and remain in post until retirement or death.
In contemporary Zegoran society the two largest political parties are the Zegoran Freedom Party and the Party of Zegoran Peoples, although a host of minority or single interest parties based on ethnic, class or regional division regularly contest marginal seats. The ZFP, currently in power since the 2016 elections, is generally considered to be more socially conservative and aligned with Prekovy while the PZP aligns more closely with the other southern Wallasean countries of Poláčekia and Saratovia.
Current Prime Minister Branko Bagovic has expressed interest in reviving the 19th century North-South Defence Accord with Prekovy, whilst King Rajko Kušanov (Rajko III) has family links with Saratovia and supports deeper integration of the Comprehensive Negotiating Framework for Southern Wallasea. Political commentators within Zegora note the popularity of the ZPF and advanced age of Rajko III, and predict a deepened relationship with Prekovy in the event of Rajko's death.
Law and order
Zegora has a cool army.