|The Sovereign Kingdom of Liosol
Sanimyn Délyn Loseullady
|Motto: "The past does not define us, the future does not bind us."|
|Anthem: "Del ndune chamosen."
Royal anthem: "Pe, pe Tolade"
The Sovereign Kingdom of Liosol in dark green
|Largest city||Alotol City|
|Official languages||Alotollec (various)
|Recognised regional languages||Sitr (various)
Hux Kham Ame
|Ethnic groups||Alotol, Sitr, Kadic, Lugid|
|Government||Unitary semi-parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
|-||King||Mang Goechen III|
|-||Prime Minister||Cha Matinh|
|-||Vice Prime Minister||Ngam Kosan|
|-||Minister of Internal Affairs / Treasurer||Sõ Mejin|
|Legislature||House of Status|
|-||Establishment of Setole as the First State in the Alotol Empire||1253 AD|
|-||Creation of the Constitutional Monarchy government||1840 AD|
383,139 sq mi
|GDP (nominal)||2018 estimate|
|Currency||Soltenna Blossom (SBL)|
|Time zone||CST+0, WST+1|
|Drives on the||left|
Liosol (Alotolec: Loseulla or Loseullady), officially the Sovereign Kingdom of Liosol (Alotolec: Sanimyn Délyn Loseulladeu), is a country located in the region of Soltenna in Miraria stretching from Lake Soltenna to the Gelög Sea. It is the motherland of the Alotol people, and many other non-native groups. According to the 2018 census, the population is 94,629,447. Liosol is a member of the Soltennan Council and one of the founding members of United Sahar.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 See also
- 9 Notes
The name "Liosol" comes from the words "Layo Setole" which means "New Setole." There have also been claims that the name of "Soltenna" comes from a misheard form of the form "Setole." These claims are backed up by the existence of the massive Alotol Confederation.
The Kingdom of Setole, which was founded by the Ngonh (or Yonh) Dynasty circa 400 BC, is thought to be the earliest Alotol settlement, stretching from modern-day Alotol City to Lake Soltenna. The Ngonh Dynasty fell after the assassination of the king by Ngonh Gollan, his own son. After Belfan (Alotol City) was taken from the Kingdom of Setole by the Kingdom of Layo, Lanothi was established in the North as the new capital of the Kingdom of Setole.
Lao Ngonh, or simply Layo, broke off from the Kingdom of Setole in 121 BC, inhabiting the lower Alotol River and modern day Alotol City.
In 1253 AD, the Kingdom of Setole (the largest of Northern states) established itself as the Alotol Empire. As time went on individual state joined the Imperial Confederation and created "Goncha" or "The Wall" as a defense against the invading Western powers. Attempts to reach out to vassal states such as Hux Kham ultimately failed in this early period, although the nation did manage to liberate some of the North of the country.
In a last attempt to keep its imperial legacy in tact and to help its "most favorable neighbor", the Alotol Confederation entered into an union with Methinaqh known as the "Charter for Economic & Cultural Cooperation in the Two Noble Kingdoms."
Liquidation of the Confederation
In 1803 AD, after the 550th anniversary of the confederation was celebrated nine referendums were held to decide the fate of the country. It was argued that states could exit now that the Imperial Age was over, but some of the early states now felt tied, politically and culturally, to Liosol. A few countries left, but most of the empire retained her former territory. The Alotol Empire had devolved into the Kingdom of Liosol.
After a military coup that killed Anthola the IX occured in 1831 the kingdom entered into an interregnum period. Every political faction fought over the future of the country until it was decided that a central monarchy could no longer work. While the nation was a confederation it worked well because there were multiple kings conveying in a court and there was no central place of power. After thinking long and hard the government decided a parliament would be wise as a somewhat feasible replacement to that system. A monarch and prime minister were elected together in the year 1840.
The Great Ekuosian War
The Qonklese Crisis
Liosol is the only country in Sahar with a successful semi-parliamentary system. The incumbent King is head of state but effectively has no power, shifting it to the Prime Minister (along with his cabinet) and House of Status. These two political bodies are voted upon by the people of Liosol every five years. The Prime Minister selects his own cabinet while the House of Status, which is the nation's legislature, is divided up, not by provinces, but by the enumerated votes of the Alotol people.
Liosol currently has one of the biggest military budgets in Miraria. Although the government does not publish documents detailing the military, it is rumored the nation has upwards of 530,000 active servicemen, and between 400,000 to 600,000 in reserves.
Liosol accepts Hux Kham citizens to join the military forces of Liosol; however, in practice, only females in Hux Kham join military forces of Liosol, as Hux Kham law bans males from serving in foreign military forces while there are no regulations for females.
Science and technology
The three cities of Banelkang, Lanothi, and Alotol City are the most visited areas of Liosol, garnering in an average of 12.3 million tourists a year. Collectively the government and the people of Liosol refer to this area as the "Doellen" or "Triangle".
Believed to be the first Alotol settlement in upper Soltenna, the ruined city of Banelkang now serves as a fascinating peace of archaeological evidence. This area does not boast a great population as the other two cities in the Doellen do, but it makes up for it in the amount of scientific endeavor that are undergone there.
Lanothi's nearly five million residents are known for their great knowledge and devotion to their country. Once known as the "intellectual capital of the middle kingdoms", this city is home to the largest library in Soltenna and, possibly, Sahar. Lanothi is also well known for the large amount of expats living in it and it is often referred to as "Soltenna's City". Another nickname for it is the "City of the Crown" due to it's status as the legislative and monarchical capital of Liosol.
Alotol City boasts both the title of executive capital of Liosol and the highest population center with a population of 7,392,684. This city is referred to as the "seat of government and the arts", since most officials and La Pop singers live here, although the latter have begun to move closer to Lanothi now.
The Alotol makes up the biggest portion of Liosol's ethnic groups. The name originates from the Chanlosol words for 'the people.' Roughly 63% of Liosol identifies with this group while in reality, only about 48% of the population is true-blood Alotol.
The Sitr are people who inhabited the west-southern regions in prehistoric times. They built some city-states in ___ BCE. Rietic peoples entered (Southern) Liosol later on, and they co-existed with the ruling Sitr. Given Rietic influence, as they [the Alotol] became the ruling class in c. 600 BCE, change gradually happened and Sitr got (partially) assimilated in terms of culture into the Alotol society. Some values of Sitr culture were carried over to the culture of Ryoseullans.
Education in Liosol is extremely important. Students are often overworked and pressured to get into good colleges. Liosol hosts one of the most famous international universities (Middle Kingdom University or MKU) in Alotol City. Lanothi Ink (a supply company based in Lanothi, Tallinn, and other cities) provides most materials for schools in Liosol.
Liosol boasts some of the best and brightest publishing companies such as Lanothi Ink and Patya, an international infographic/magazine.
La Pop (not to be confused with Lugida's L-Pop) is the main form of music industry in Liosol. The genre is incredibly popular throughout Soltenna and various parts of the world. Groups like A.O.Li, Buletpluf (BTF), and NEXX, just to name a few, are some of the most famous performers in the world, often selling out concerts abroad.
Lanothi, Setole is one of Sahar's biggest film production sites. In addition to producing films, Lanothi also hosts an international film festival.
The "Three Bands" is a famous symbol of Liosol and of Alotol culture in general.
- "What words cannot say."
- King Ang Tola the I
- Choe Gallam