|Republic of the Koize
|Recognised regional languages||Girya|
|-||Total||it big km2
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|-||2019 estimate||5 people and a vodholk|
|Time zone||(SCT+0 to +5)|
|-||Summer (DST)||observed (SCT)|
|Drives on the||right|
|ISO 3166 code||KZE|
Koize (Koizan: Koizē [cçi'zi]), officially the Federal Republic of the Koize, is a country located in north Miraria. At [size], it is the largest country on Sahar by a considerable margin. Extending from the Gelog Sea in the west to just north of the Miralayan mountains, the Koize spans across 8 time zones and shares land borders with Ngeyvger, Ensia and Suenia, Korihim, Achiyitqana and Fazulavaz.
The modern state of the Koize can be traced to the emergence of the North Mahavi as a distinct group between the 2nd and 6th centuries CE. A confederation of North Mahavic tribes gradually settled eastern Koize in the following centuries, displacing some of the native Maakpauean population. In the 13th century the region was invaded by the Sunrise Horde and the North Mahavic tribes forced to swear fealty to the ruling Juhash, who went onto conquer large swathes of the Central Mirarian steppe, paving the way for further Mahavic expansion west. After the disintegration of the Sunrise Horde, the centre of power became split between various splinter empires, with the predominately Juhash elites either assimilating to - or being overthrown by - the predominately North Mahavic inhabitants.
Before the Sunrise Horde
The collapse of the Sunrise Horde
Following the collapse of the Sunrise Horde, Koize was subject to widespread instability and infighting. Several people groups migrated around and out of Koize, setting up Khanates and their successor states. Though short, this period significantly changed the political landscape of the Mirarian Steppes.
Rise and expansion of the Three Khanates
Rise of the Suenyi Empire
War between the Suenyi Empire and the Green and Yellow Khanates
The Koize is a very large nation, spanning from 53°N all the way to 85°N, and from 1°W to almost 105°E.
As a result of the Koize's exapansive size, the climates found within its borders are very highly varied. It spans a total of five different climate types in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger climate classification system, those being warm-summer humid continental (Dfb), subarctic (Dfc), extremely cold subarctic (Dfd), mild tundra (ET), and ice cap (EF). The first and last of these, warm-summer humid continental (Dfb) and ice cap (EF), cover the smallest regions, with the ice cap climate being found in small areas in the far north of the nation towards the northern coast. The warm-summer humid continental climate is found in a relatively small area on the coast of and slightly inland from the Bay of Yerlan in the Gelög Sea in a small triangle beneath 60°N, with two smaller coast-bound areas further up the coast between 60°N and the arctic circle. These areas have the mildest winters.
From this, the next smallest Köppen-Geiger climate type, mild tundra (ET) spans from around 73°N to the near the northern limit of the land on the northern coast, over 80°N. In these areas summers are extremely mild, and winters tend to be frigid, with many areas having coldest-month average highs at to notably under -30°C, the inland areas having the coldest winters, with some areas seeing coldest-month average highs approaching and going below -40°C. Just south of the mild tundra climate areas is the second largest climate area, covering most of the nation from east to west and spanning between 67°N and 80°N at its greatest expanses -- extremely cold subarctic (Dfd). In these areas, the extreme continentality of the nation and high latitudes allow for coldest-month average daily mean temperatures to dip below -38°C while maintaining at least one month with daily mean temperature averages over 10°C. These are the areas with the lowest averagew winter temperatures, the record coldest temperatures, and the largest temperature ranges throughout the year with in areas over 100°C of range in measured temperatures. The coldest areas have but a single month just lightly seeing over a 10°C average daily mean temperature with coldest-month average highs being located around to lightly below -50°C.
The majority of the country has a subarctic (Dfc) climate, but which can appear in highly varied forms, from the milder-winter wetter versions found near the Gelög Sea's Coast to the drier highly continental versions found far inland near the edge of the Dfd zone where coldest-month average highs can be as low as -32°C to -33°C, with in some areas also quite warm warmest-month average highs that can be as high as 25-27°C in certain regions.