|Official languages||Lithian, Riyan, Kadic, Xynder|
|Type||Political and economic union|
|-||Treaty of Dukrone||1978|
|-||Total||1,346,032 km2 (24th)
519,706 sq mi
|-||2016 estimate||220,380,673 (3rd)|
|-||Total||$6.336 trillion (2nd)|
|Currency||Forian acre (FTE)|
|Time zone||Forian Standard Time (SCT+0)|
|Drives on the||left|
Fordas, officially the Association of the Four Swords and sometimes referred to as the Four Swords, is a political and economic union of the countries Lugida, Riyana, Kadya, and Xynderland. It has developed a single internal market ensuring free movement of people, trade, and capital within the area, enforced by common policies legislated by the Forian legislation. One common goal of Fordas is the union as the leading politico-economic power in Soltenna, held together by the Forian identity.
Fordas originated from the outcome of the Treaty of Dukrone in 1979, superseding the former Forian Community. Some of the concerns that led to the treaty and the union's formation are collective fears of invasion by North Qonklaks and foreign political interventions targeting the region. The union promoted a distinct Forian identity as defined by the core borders of the historical Forian Kingdom, whose territory comprised parts of the four member countries, and by the shared characteristics of cultures of Forian member states.
Over the following decades the union grew into a political and economic union that is sometimes described as similar to a federation. In 1999 Fordas established a monetary union with Forian Acre as the currency. Following the (something) Agreement in (2001), passport controls within Fordas are abolished. Soltennan Council, formed later in 2005, is partially modeled after the union, this time promoting a Soltennan identity.
Benefiting from the rapid post-war economic growth and an overall highly educated workforce, the union collectively has the world's 2nd largest economy by nominal GDP at $6.336 trillion, along with an area of 1,346,032 km2 (519,706 sq mi) and an estimated population of 220 million. It has represented itself as an entity with observer status in the Soltennan Council.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Politics
- 4 Economy
- 5 Demographics
- 6 Culture
- 7 See also
- 8 Notes
Science and technology
- Dukrone is not designated de jure as the Forian capital, and Fordas has no plans to designate such, but its political importance in Fordas as the seat of most Forian institutions including the Forian Parliament and Forian Council made the city considered as the de facto capital.
- This date format is used in official Forian contexts, but is not uniformly used by the member states, as Lugida and Kadya use a yyyy-mm-dd date format.
- .ft is representative of the whole Fordas, and each member states also have their own TLDs.