Fordas

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Association of
Flag of Fordas
Flag
CapitalDukrone[1]
29°51'N 3°16'W
Largest city Natalia
32°26′N 1°0′E
Official languages Lithian, Riyan, Kadic, Xynder
Demonym Forian
Type Political and economic union
Member states
Legislature Forian Council
Forian Parliament
Establishment
 -  Treaty of Dukrone 1978 
Area
 -  Total 1,346,032 km2 (24th)
519,706 sq mi
Population
 -  2016 estimate 220,380,673 (3rd)
 -  Density 164/km2
424.8/sq mi
GDP (nominal) estimate
 -  Total $6.336 trillion (2nd)
 -  Per capita $28,751
Currency Swords acre (FTE)
Time zone Forian Standard Time (SCT+0)
Date format dd-mm-yyyy[2]
Drives on the left
Internet TLD .ft[3]

Fordas, officially the Association of the Four Swords and sometimes referred to as the Four Swords, is a political and economic union of four countries in southern Soltenna: 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. Fordas is defined by its single common market, identity, and international representation among its four member states.

The organization's history began with the Forian Community, founded in 1956 as an intergovernmental forum. In 1979, the four countries signed the Treaty of Dukrone, which established Fordas and its common plans for unification. The union promoted a distinct Forian identity as being defined by the 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 Swords acre as the currency. Following the (something) Agreement in (2001), passport controls within Fordas are abolished. Soltennan Council, formed later in 2005, is somewhat 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 International Congress and the Soltennan Council.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. .ft is representative of the whole Fordas, and each member states also have their own TLDs.