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Flag of Yekaterian Federation
Coat of arms of Yekaterian Federation
Coat of arms
Motto: "Et Indivisibilitas Unitatis"
Yekaterian mainland territories on the planet C-79.
Yekaterian mainland territories on the planet C-79.
and largest city
Administrative center Xanderholm, Nataliska, Preszovice
Official languages Yekaterian, Malenskana, Kalysk, Neilan
Recognised national languages English, French, Hebrew
Demonym(s) Yekaterian
Government Federal semi-presidential constitutional republic
Philip-Alexander de Rynsburger
Thomas Lindeman
• Chair of the Federal Assembly
Kirsten de Rynsburger
• President of the Federal Senate
Elise Malenkova
• Speaker of the House of Federals
Sam Odenberg
• Chief Justice
Inessa Tatarinova
Legislature Federal Assembly
Federal Senate
House of Federals
Establishment 769
• Establishment of the Saryuhradan Kingdom
• Unification of Vladimir-Saryuhrad-Kalysia
1 January 1901
• Great July Revolution
11 July 2050
• Current Constitution
27 May 2358
• Total
7.8583×1026 km2 (3.0341×1026 sq mi)
• Estimate
• Census
GDP (nominal) 2375 estimate
• Total
$21.02 sextillion
• Per capita
Gini (2376) 22.7
HDI (2375) 0.9348
very high
Currency Koruna (YKR)
Date format DD/MM/YYYY
Driving side left / right
Calling code +7
ISO 3166 code YK / YF
Internet TLD .yk / .yf

Yekateria (Yekaterian: Yekaterská, [/ɛkaterskä/]), or the Yekaterian Federation[a], is an intergalactic federation located on the earthlike planets B-78 and C-79, with outposts in neighbouring galaxies. The federation is divided into 40 interplanetary republics and numerous federal territories, of which Xanderholm serves as the main capital and largest city. Nataliska and Preszov serve as secondary capitals, with other major urban areas being Yevanska, Filipsburg, Strassburg, Wien, and Fredosstad.

The federation is also reputable for its city-wide parties held on special occasions such as Yekateria Day as well as its love towards pop music. Yekateria is the birthplace to celebrities such as renowned artist Katya Pavlova and popular pop group The Skies which brought the federation to success as the winner of the Theovision Song Contest. The federation is also home to many ski resorts and marinas for its mainly affluent population as well as historical landmarks, palaces, and countryside mansions.

The origins of the nation dates back to the year 769, in which the Saryuhradan tribe ultimately established a kingdom under the rule of Sviatoslav I, and adopted Orthodox Christianity in the year 1072 under the rule of Vladislav I. A brutal war between the Kingdom of Saryuhrad and the neighbouring Turkic Carsiphian Sultanate eventually resulted in Saryuhrad falling under Carsiphian suzerainty. The state was then ruled by the Donskovite dukes, quietly growing through trade and cordial relations with other free Slavic kingdoms such as the Kingdom of Vladimir, eventually regaining independence in the Saryuhradan War of Independence. The nascent Grand Duchy of Saryuhrad then united in a personal union with the Kingdom of Vladimir, with Albert II Kremlyna as its tsar.

The 1901 personal union between the Kingdom of Vladimir-Saryuhrad and the Nordic Kingdom of Kalysia formed the Kingdom of Vladimir-Saryuhrad-Kalysia, and resulted in the birth of the modern name Yekateria in honour Yekaterina II of Vladimir, a 15th century ruler related to the constituent royal families of the new nation-state. However, this was cut short by the Revolution of 1911, abolishing the monarchy in place of a socialist state led by Vladimir Lenislav and eventually Mikhail Ilyanov. The state's existance was cut short after a guerilla force led by Shane Dyleson in the heat of the Second World War overthrew the government and established a new monarchy.

After further decades of instability and autocratic rule, the Malenkov Family rose to power as Yekateria's ruling family in 2050, ushering in a socialistic Malenkovist era before ultimately implementing reforms in the late 23rd and early 24th centuries. Despite decades of reform, the political system of Yekateria is still dominated by Malenkovists, with the Solidarity Party having maintained a plurality in the nation's Federal Assembly since 2305. In recent decades, Yekateria has consistently struggled in maintaining a balance between policies favouring its Malenkovist elite and policies favouring liberal reformists, being the subject of political tension within the country. Internationally, rankings of Yekateria place it low in measurements of tolerance towards religion and racial diversity in higher-education fields; a result of historical Malenkovist policies targeting the religious and non-Yekaterian minorities.

Internationally, the Yekaterian economy is ranked one of the highest in its universe and an average high standard of living, with GDP per capita exceeding $10 million. The country also possesses a large abundance of natural and human resources, owing to its diverse landscape and large population. Yekateria possesses a massive nuclear arsenal and holds one of the highest military expenditures, at 40 quintillion. The country has been a founding member of the Evstotzkian Alliance, Universal Alliance of Nations, and a member of the Little Nations organisations.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The name Yekateria comes from a corrupted form of the Russian Ekaterina (Cyrillic: Екатерина), being named after Catherine II of Vladimir, a former ruler of the Kingdom of Vladimir. Before this however the name of the state was named Vladimir-Saryuhrad, a personal union of the Kingdom of Vladimir and the Grand Duchy of Saryuhrad. The present name was adopted on 15 March 1901, months after the formation of the union of Vladimir-Saryuhrad-Kalysia after complaints on the unwieldy triple-barrelled name of the three unified states. The country was also listed on maps as New Sealand prior to the 1950s and used the name as an exonym prior to the Royal Endonym Decree of 1953.

In Yekaterian, the country is named Yekaterská[b], a direct transliteration of its former Yekaterian name Yekateriya (Cyrillic: Екатерия). In spoken language, however, it is referred to as Yekatersko, mainly in use to refer to the nation of Yekateria as well as the constituent republic within the Federation. There are two words in Yekaterian which translate to "Yekaterians" in the English language - yekatersky[c], referring to those of the Yekaterian ethnicity and yekaterske[d], for citizens of Yekateria.

History[edit | edit source]

Early history and Carsiphian suzerainty[edit | edit source]

The country started off as the Kingdom of Saryuhrad which formed in the year 769 with the Saryuhradans having lived on the land since 500 BC and having been subject to numerous other empires. The well-liked monarchs of the House of Kremsvol' also rose to prominence within this time period, establishing personal unions and trading pacts with other kingdoms along the Sybyllan coast as well as uniting the Kingdom of Saryuhrad and the Duchy of Alin.

Between the 1100s and 1200s, the kingdom rose to local prominence due to its economic and military power, yet it had to constantly compete with the Sultanate of Carsiphia which formed in the Karskallan desert and competed with the Kingdom of Saryuhrad-Alinska for resources and land. The kingdom fell during the 15 Years War due to instability within the military and had a majority of land taken away and turned into the Carsiphian vassals of Sariuhrad and Alalin. The House of Kremsvol' managed to live on in the Kingdom of Artynia further up the coast.

The vassalised kingdom quietly developed economically and politically under Carsiphian suzerainty, with the Chief of the Sariuhradan Council agreeing to pay a 25% tribute to the newly-formed Carsiphian Empire. Chief Aleksandr Donskov supported the increasing population by introducing new laws suited for the citizens and was considered very modern for his time. The Sariuhradan Chiefdom eventually evolved into the Grand Duchy of Sariuhrad under the rule of Ivan Donskov in the 1550s, with Ivan Donskov chosen as the first Grand Duke.

Rise of the Grand Duchy of Saryuhrad and personal unions[edit | edit source]

Due to the internal problems of the Carsiphian Empire, Sultan Osman II of Carsiphia demanded a higher increase in tribute to the Carsiphian Empire or be threatened with war and annexation. Knowing that the state of the Carsiphian Imperial Army was in shambles and was severely outdated, Grand Duke Eduard Donskov and the Sariuhradan Citizen Guard secured arms from the Kingdom of Vladimir in exchange for the ruling Kremlyna family to become monarchs of the country if the revolution succeeded. After turning down the increased tribute demand, the Carsiphian Imperial Army dug in for a siege on the city of Sariuhrad, with the attempt failing. The increasingly powerful Sariuhradan Citizen Guard, reorganised into the Novo-Sariuhradsky Revolutionary Army chased the Carsiphian Imperial Army to the city of Cygeturku and conducted a successful siege due to large amounts of the Carsiphian Imperial Army having defected from the army due to poor morale.

Tsar Albert I of modern-day Yekateria.

The Sariuhradan Citizen Guard then marched to the capital of Carsiphia, Carsyget, and forced a quick surrender within 3 years. King Albert IV of Vladimir was inaugurated as King Albert I of Vladimir-Saryuhrad, with Stolitsyn renamed in honour of Eduard Donskov as Eduardsk' and Eduard being chosen as Duke of Eduardsk'. The grandson of Albert I through his predeceased son Nikolai, also the grandson of Eduard Donskov through his daughter Anna, Mikhail, took the throne as Albert II of Vladimir-Saryuhrad. Albert II later married Katerina of the Kingdom of Kalysia and formed a personal union with the commencement of the marriage.

Birth of Yekateria and the 20th century[edit | edit source]

Upon the formation of the Personal Union of Vladimir-Saryuhrad-Kalysia on 1 January 1901, a much more fitting name had to be chosen for the sake of unity. A month-long discussion between the Tsar and his advisors settled on the name Yekateria-Kalysia, with the name Yekateria being a corrupted spelling of the name Yekaterina II, who had ruled the Kingdom of Vladimir in 1672 and had her daughters married into the Donskov family and the House of Kalysia.

This was not to last however, as the country fell apart due to disastrous economic policies and the war with Turulia in 1911 which led to the rise of Communism under Vladimir Lenislav during the 1912 Revolution. The country stayed neutral in WWI and involved heavily in WWII, with Leninsk' (formerly Eduardsk') having been under heavy fire by Axis powers. This greatly diminished support in the Communist government and was overthrown in 1943 by the Liberation Army of the Sybyllan Coast led by Sethlandian Shane Dyleson, who was then inaugurated as Shane I of Yekateria. The country flourished under the Dyleson family who then integrated into the House of Kremsvol' with the marriage of Shane II of Yekateria and Princess Anastasia Tykhova of Kremsvol'. This all changed in 1997.

21st century[edit | edit source]

The last few years of the Dyleson-Kremsvol' monarchy saw increasing ultranationalism due to relaxed policies on foreign immigration and increasingly liberal policies. The Ultranationalists led by Markus Kremlyna (born Markus Pavlov) overthrew the Dyleson-Kremsvol' monarchy and reversed a majority of liberal policies and replaced them with highly conservative policies. He then appointed himself as Tsar in 2004 and ruled until 2015 where he died from lung cancer.

The Kremlyna dynasty then ruled the country with minor hiccups until the start of Peter I Kremlyna's reign in 2042. The reign of Peter I Kremlyna saw mass corruption and economic downturn causing a major recession in which 40% of the country became unemployed.

Tired of this, the Communist Party led by Petrov Zamarkyov and Peter Malenkov started the July Revolution which saw the fall of monarchism all together in Yekateria. The late 2000s century saw growth under the reign of Peter Malenkov as Premier between 2050 and 2082 (his death) and his son Andrey taking over. This led to a civil war when democratic reforms in 2090 backfired and led to the Civil War of 2095 between the Progressives and the Communists.

Modern Malenkovist era[edit | edit source]

The succeeding descendants of the Malenkov family then contributed to the growth of the nation, with Ivan Malenkov (son of Andrey) started further investments in space exploration with Yekosmosage, Kristina Malenkova's success in the realm of international diplomacy, Erik Malenkov's liberal reforms, as well as Natalia Malenkova's ambitious MEGRAPRO project to improve small towns and provide better transport infrastructure across the country, the latter of which saw Yekateria's efforts in space go from interplanetary to interstellar, as well as overseeing the country becoming a Type III civilisation.

Yekaterian Reformist Leaders (2295-2340s)
Elise Malenkova
President (2295-2297,2300-2310)
Antonie Kovačova
President (2310-2314)
Adriéna Simkova
President (2314-2317)
Ivan Honcharuk
President (2318-2319)
Andrea Malenkova-de Rynsburger
President (2320-2343)

LGBTQ rights also increased under Natalia's administration, of which Natalia being an openly lesbian woman herself. Elise Malenkova and Andrea Malenkova, the daughter and granddaughter of Natalia respectively, continued her reforms till this day with Presidents Ivan Honcharuk and Antonie Kovačova increasing political freedoms in between the Elisean era and the Andrean era.

Geography[edit | edit source]

Yekateria's mainland landmass stretches between the Bering Strait in the east and the Ural Mountains in the country's western interior, covering all of Northernmost Asia and the easternmost frontiers of Europe. Yekateria lies between latitudes 40° and 82° N, and longitudes 59° E and 169° W, extending some 7,000 km (4,450 mi) east to west, and 5,400 km (3,350 mi) north to south. Yekateria, by landmass, is larger than two continents.

Yekateria has eight major mountain ranges, and they are found along the easternmost and southernmost regions, which include the Altai and Sayan Mountains in Siberia; and in the Malenkov Mountains and the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Yekaterian Far East (containing Klyuchevskaya Sopka, which at 4,750 m (15,584 ft) is the highest active volcano in Eurasia). The Ural Mountains, running north to south through the country's west, are rich in mineral resources, and form the traditional boundary between Europe and Asia.

However, Yekateria's intergalactic outposts and interplanetary territory also provide the nation with a far variety of landscapes, giving it the nickname "The World in One Country".

Climate[edit | edit source]

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

Government and politics[edit | edit source]

Thomas-Anton Lindeman
Federal Chancellor

Yekateria is an asymmetric federal republic, with a semi-presidential system, wherein the the president serving as the head of state and the chancellor as the head of government. It is structured as a multi-party representative democracy with the Federal Government being composed of three branches;

The president is elected by popular vote for a five-year term and may be elected for no more than three consecutive terms. Departments of the government are comprised of the president (in exceptional cases), the vice presidents, the chancellor, the vice chancellors, secretaries, and selected other individuals; the Federal Senate holds the power of advice and consent for appointments to the departments.

Yekaterian politics is dominated by the Malenkovist Solidarity and Federalist parties, both being seen as "big tent" parties with liberal and conservative tendencies respectively. Historically, the Malenkov Family has dominated politics, being described as a political family and as a family dictatorship by critics. Incumbent president Philip-Alexander de Rynsburger and incumbent chancellor Ryan Hochhahn are members of the political family. The largest non-Malenkovist parties are the Social Democrats and The Greens, led by Anne Laurent and Andreas Scheidermann respectively, which have formed a coalition (along with the minor Liberal Forum) with Solidarity.

The Federal Assembly[edit | edit source]

The Federálne Ľudovéche, or the Federal Assembly, forms the legislative branch of the Yekaterian Government and meets in the Palace of the Soviets in Nataliska Precinct 5 and the Palace of the Federation in Xanderholm's Ryansky Okres.
The Palace of the Federation in Xanderholm, along with nearby office towers for legislators.
The current chairperson of the House of the Federals is Solidarity party executive Jonas Katterfeld (PSD). Meanwhile, the current chairperson of the Senate is Senator Zuzana Novomedská (PSD) with the overall chairperson of the Federálne Ľudovéche being former Health Secretary Kirsten de Rynsburger. The Federálne Ľudovéche meets regularly to discuss new laws affecting the whole country with 427,176 (250,271 in the House of Federals, 176,905 in the Federal Senate) total representatives from all corners of the country.

The Federal Assembly currently consists of three factions; the majority Alliance for Liberal Democracy led by Ryan Hochhahn (PSD), the minority Our Homeland - Yekateria led by Stefan Linhart (PF), and the Free Coalition, consisting of parties not falling into one of the two major coalitions.

Federal Assembly leadership[edit | edit source]

The Federal Assembly is headed by the Federal Assembly Leadership Caucus, with Kirsten de Rynsburger serving as the leader and chair. It is comprised mainly of ruling Solidarity politicians, with the House of Federals being represented by Jonas Katterfeld and the Federal Senate being represented by Zuzana Novomedská. This is not to be confused with the floor leaders of the Federal Assembly, holding different leadership roles in running the bicameral Assembly's day-to-day operations.

Federal Assembly Majority Leadership (Solidarity)

The Federal Court[edit | edit source]

The Federal Quarter in Xanderholm, home to the Federal Court (left), Federal Assembly (right), and the Library of the Federal Assembly (center)

Political subdivisions[edit | edit source]

Yekateria is comprised of 40 republics, with each republic having its own President and a Chancellor who heads the Republican Government[e].

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Yekaterská Federaciá, [/ɛkaterskä fˌɛdəɹˌe͡ɪsɪˈɑ/]
  2. ^ De jure.
  3. ^ Usage: Yekatersky jazyk
  4. ^ Usage: Yekaterske graždanstvo
  5. ^ Does not apply to the Federated Federal Republic of Yekateria, in which the President and Chancellor serve ex officio as the federation-wide Federal President and Federal Chancellor.