|The Principality of The Mermelian Confederation and The Autonomous City of Llila
|Motto: Toghether as one!|
|Anthem: Sunflower and Rose march
Royal anthem: Oh thee Monarch
Mermelia shown in green
|Capital||Riges (de facto)|
|Official languages||Mermelian, Owa, Pomelian, Asvian, Celvinian, Avtil, Eos|
|Recognised regional languages||Jutean, Iadraja|
|Minority||Gfiewish, Adzamasi, Lomesuvan, Kaneunish|
|Ethnic groups||Maponics,Owas and Others|
|-||Prince||Avgvustare Dael Emme Einare Olboros|
|-||High Council of Mermelia||Alica Mamai, Peos Vio, Clara Óisangur, Olaef Sonson, Luh Deal|
|-||Upper house||High Council of Mermelia|
|-||Lower house||Chamber of Prefectures|
|-||Riges/Mermelia's independence from the Maponic Empire||12 CE|
|GDP (PPP)||2017 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2017 estimate|
|Currency||Mermelian Sila (SXS)|
|Time zone||MCT (SCT+6:30)|
|-||Summer (DST)||Used (SCT+7:30)|
|Drives on the||left|
Mermelia (Mermelian: ---, IPA: /---/), officially The Principality of The Mermelian Confederation and The Autonomous City of Llila is a country located in northern Ystel, bordering South Jute and Gfiewistan.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 See also
It is believed that around the year 20 CE Maponics arrived to the Hatariew River mouth, where Laina sits. Over the years, the first inhabitants of the region where a group of nomadic tribes that did not settled down until the year 200 CE as hunters and berry collectors alongside the costs and lakes of nowadays South Jute, but the first Juteans did not arrived until the year 100 CE.
During the 5th century, chiefdoms arose all over Maponia, as a first attempt of an organized society which, would not arrived until the 14th century. The most important chiefdoms where Zintale and Ćittale on East Mermelia. This century on Mermelian History is well known for the numerous raids that the Eastern Chiefdoms suffered from the nomadic Aedamic tribes from the east, this implies a long way war against the foreign nomads. By 507 CE, on West Mermelia, the first chiefdoms were founded, the most important being Onstale, near Lake Onsmapan, and Optale near Lake Ćoriamapan.
The Aedamo-Maponic Wars were a series of wars between the Maponic Chiefdoms and Aedamic Nomadic Tribesmen, where both sides had severe casualties. It is believed that this period commenced around the year 590 CE, right after the Recovery Era of the East Maponic Chiefdoms from previous wars with other chiefdoms and Aedamic raiders.
The first major war between Aedamics and Maponics started on 613 CE, where the leader of the nomads attempted to conquer Ćittale in order to expand his dominion over the region. Maponic had an advantage, they knew the surrounding land very well, but that was not enough to stop the nomads. The war started and at first Aedamics hit with all they power, raiding some farms along the way, Maponic bravely fought until the very last moment. The were some major battles like the Battle of Ćitmapan where the Aedamic raiders were defeated. By 620 CE the war was coming to an end and by 621 CE the war was over with no real winner, both sides have fiercely fought during eight years, all their supplies where almost empty, therefore, they agreed to stop the war and both sides withdraw from the battle field. During the war appeared one of Mermelia national heroes, their name was Owarean Gaiz.
The mermelian medival era begins with the first contact with gfiewish people around 700 CE, coinciding with the expantion of the gfiewish influence over Lufasa across the river. Trade between the two people groups was stablished as a peaceful solution to a conflict.
Around 845 CE, near the Onstan lake, the biggest lake on ystel, the Onstale chiefdom conquered the nearby chiefdoms of Maltale, Sintale and Maćtale, stablishing the Mapotale chiefdom (an ancestor of the Maponic Empire)
Most areas of Mermelia have a continental climate(Dfa and Dfb in Koppen classification); however, its north coastal areas have a humid subtropical climate(Cfa in Koppen classification) and are the areas with more population, many major cities of Mermelia, including Riges, its capital city, and Opnael, the largest city of Mermelia, are also located in the areas with humid subtropical climates.
The population density of Mermelia is low, as a result, wilderness is common in Mermelia, and about 65% of the total area is covered with forests; however, owing to its cold climate, the biodiversity is not high compared to many other countries; nonetheless, there are still several kinds of animals living in the wilderness of Mermelia, like Ystel sheep, a kind of animal whose wool can be used to produce a kind of luxurious cloth.
Mermelia is a principality, thus it is a monarch, and it is a parlamentary monarchy.
The current government of Mermelia was founded in 700 CE; however, the surname of the royal family has changed several times during the history, because of the end of bloodlines of past princes caused by the lack of suitable heirs, and as a result, the current prince of Mermelia is Avgvustare Dael Emme Einare Olboros, and the current royal family is from the Einre family.
Mermelian government usually maintains an excellent relationship with foreign countries; however, the government of Mermelia is not recognized by the government of Llila.
Mermelia only has a navy force, and their focus of national defense is focused on preventing any potential invaders from the ocean.
There are proposals for a ground force and an air force, but most of these proposals have been declined by the parliament.
Mermelia has the only known commercial mine of cryolite in Sahar, and the mining of cryolite was once an important part of the economy of Tagel. Nowadays, Tagel has shifted to the production of luxuries, like scarfs made of the woll of Ystel sheep.
Mermelia has a well-developed public transport network, most people in Mermelia travel around by trains, metro systems, trams, etc.
Science and technology
Mermelia is a multiracial countries, there are more than 10 native ethnic groups living in the country; besides, there are also lots of immigrants, it is estimated that about 20 percent of the total population in Mermelia are immigrants. The largest immigrant group by 2015 is the ethnic Ebo Nganagam people from Ebo Nganagam.
Mermelia people have a general openness towards foreigners, however, for some reason, they have grown some love-hate attitudes towards people from Shelhania and this attitude has been shown in a recent poll.
Mermelia is not very urbanised compared to other countries, only about 60% of people living in cities and towns, and about 40% of people still live in rural areas nowadays; however, the population density is low, there are on average only 7.4 people of every kilometer of the country, and activities like mushroom picking are common recreational activities in Mermelia.
Mermelia has a high degree of linguistic diversity, there are a lot of languages spoken in Mermelia, the following languages are the official languages of Mermelia: Mermelian, Owa, Pomelian, Eos, Asvian, Celvian; besides, Jutean is a common regional language spoken in Mermelia; moreover, Gfiewish, Adzamasi, Kaneunish and Lomesuvan are important languages spoken by minorities in Mermelia.
The law of Mermelia guarantees the equal right of all languages spoken in Mermelia, any discrimination against anyone based on language is not allowed by the law.
Mermelia has an excellent medical care system, there are 7.1 medical doctors per 1000 inhabitants; besides, there are 16 hospital beds for inhabitants. As a result of excellent medical care system, the life expectancy of Mermelia is 83.2 years.
Throughout the history, Mermelian writers have created a variety of novels, many of them are related to mythologies, folktales, romance between two people and the history of Mermelia, including "A Journal in Kema Mi Amo", "Tales of the white Whale Shark", "The Prince and The Peasant", etc.
Recently, novels aimed at young people are becoming more and more common, and these novels are usually written in a colloquial language so that readers are easy to abosorb the contents of the novel.
Traditionally, Mermelian art values realism and traditional Mermelian artistic creations are very realistic; however, Mermelian people generally appreciate most styles of art, including traditional arts, abstract arts, pop arts, etc., and visual artists in Mermelia are known for their great diversity in terms of styles.
Besides drawing, photography is also a popular form of visual art in Mermelia.