|Federated Islands of Awarahl
|Official languages||Terminian, Awarahl Creole|
|Recognised regional languages||Several, including Red Ñiy|
|Government||Federal dominant-party parliamentary republic|
|-||Upper house||Council of the Islands|
|-||Lower house||Federal House|
|Independence from the Terminian Three Kingdoms|
|-||Declaration of independence||4 June 1872|
46,360 sq mi
|Drives on the||right|
Awarahl, sometimes erroneously known as Arawahl, officially the Federated Islands of Awarahl, is an island nation in Soltenna. Located in the Dragon Sea, it lies off the western coast of the Soltennan mainland and shares a maritime border with Qonklaks in the east and Yachiro in the north.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 See also
The name Awarahl derives from Middle Terminian and means "Island of Dragons".
Ngerupic people first settled the islands of Awarahl in ??????.
Southern parts of Awarahl formed part of the Terminian Empire's expansive trade empire in the 15th century. Following the Terminian departure, Awarahl was controlled by the Qonklese Empire. It was ceded to Olboros Terminia in 1773 along with Macyeaq following the ??? war. Under Terminian Rule, the Terminian language was introduced as a lingua franca for the multilingual population of the island. It was exploited for its resources of ?? and ??, and ????.
Awarahl unilaterally declared independence from Olboros Terminia in 1872, a decision which Terminia was forced to recognise in 1887. For several decades after independence, power was held by the Terminian minority population who enforced Terminian as the lingua franca and sole language of governance. However, in 1917, the governing Social Liberals amended the constitution to allow non-Terminians to partake in the democratic process for the first time. The first native president of Awarahl, Name Nameson, was elected in a landslide in 1919.
In 1936 the nascent Qonklese Empire invaded Awarahl on irredentist grounds, commencing a period of Qonklese occupation. Awarahl’s democratic government continued to operate as a in exile, based in Magali, and upon the Qonklaks’ entry into the Great Ekuosian War pledged support for the Allied side. Following the Helsonian occupation of Qonklaks, the government-in-exile was permitted to reestablish sovereignty over the islands in 1953. However, under pressure from the Helsonian Union and Kúúlist Qonklaks, the Kúúlist Party of Awarahl won the 1958 elections and began just over 5 decades of uninterrupted rule. Unlike most Kúúlist nations no new constitution was written for the Kúúlist period, and Awarahl remained de jure a multiparty democracy. However, the Kúúlist party consistently won as much as 98 percent of the vote, largely due to widespread corruption, voter intimidation and other election malpractices. The Kúúlist party enacted a series of reforms to shift Awarahl away from a market economy, and align the nation with Qonklaks and the Helsonian bloc.