|The People's Republic of Xhodiar
Ne 'inangi Nekei 'inangi Qhodryl
|Motto: "Pheu Shechi Dxrghetouqrx"
Protected by the Gods
|Official languages||Qajani, Xhorial|
|Recognised regional languages||Xong|
|-||1917||The Holy Union|
770,849.48 sq mi
|Time zone||SXT (SCT+2)|
|-||Summer (DST)||not observed (SCT)|
Xhodiar (IPA: /ˈxəʊ.di.ɑ:(ɹ)/, Xhorial: Qhodryl, IPA: /q͡χʰo.ɮɑjɾ/, Qajani: Xyþél, IPA: /q͡ʀ̥ʰy.ˈθel/), officially the People's Republic of Xhodiar, is a country located in southern Baredina. Xhodiar is known for its military strength and its poor international relations.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 See also
The Xhovian military, 'aqrxii, is organised into four subdivisions; Dhxrng (Army/Military Police and Special Forces), Pwouy (Navy/Coast Guard), Nah (Air Force), Zry (Monitoring Division). In 2015, military spending was estimated at 9.4% of the country’s GDP. The ‘aqrxii is normally commanded by the Uryqyiithii unless they have appointed a Chief of the Defence Section. The Uryqyiithii is currently the head of the military.
As of mid-2015, an estimated 40 million people were employed full-time by the ‘arqrxii. All adult citizens have had military training, so if necessary, the entire adult population could be conscripted. The current conscription model requires for citizens to begin military training with 15 and continue serving between 2 and 10 years depending on their assigned profession.
Xhodiar’s road network is amongst the sparsest in Baredina. As most citizens are prohibited from owning their own motorised vehicles, many areas do not have roads suitable for cars or motorbikes. Areas which do have roads usually don’t have speed limits or don’t enforce them. Settlements usually have an individual network of trams and are connected to the national, polycentric network of high-speed trains.
Xhodiar has a number of airports, most of which only accept cargo flights. The airport in the capital city of Kweqi is able to accept both cargo and passengers but tourism is a very small industry in Xhodiar.
Science and technology
Xhovians are very passionate about their sport but rarely partake in international competitions. Foreign sports are largely unknown in Xhodiar, some, such as tennis, even being banned. There are three television stations dedicated to the sports of Hyglan, Khabreshat, and Gotlona (natively Uiiuuɍ, Hebshrtx, and Gxotone) all of which are traditional Xhovian sports.
Hyglan is a score-based, team game which can be played with any number of teams of any size, as long as all the teams are all the same size. National matches are usually played with 70 players per team and 3-6 teams. A set of usually 100 spherical balls, 25cm in diameter, placed in a large hole in the centre of the playing field. To score a team must transport as many of these balls as possible into their own nets. The team with the most points at the end of a match wins. This game can be quite dangerous as rules of conduct are very unrestrictive, serious injuries and even death are not infrequent.