|Motto: Balâçik yuşadamşar
Balakia is forever
|Anthem: Yerceyâ ye, Vayâ
Like the Yerec, Arise
Balakia in dark green, disputed areas in light green.
and largest city
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|-||Independence from Shomosvan||7th March 2001|
208,395 sq mi
|GDP (nominal)||2016 estimate|
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Balakia (Balak: Balaaçik Balâçik [bɑˈla:t͡ʃɪk]), officially the Balak Federation, is a country in Vaniua. With around 67 million inhabitants, Balakia is the 2nd most populous country in Vaniua, behind Shohuan. Balakia is bordered to the west by Komania and Gushlia, to the north by Kaatkukia, and to the east by Amaia and Zwazwamia. Additionally the small exclave of Yaruşemir, located on the West Parshitan coast, is bordered to the east by Kunjut. It is the homeland of the Balak people, a Vaniuan ethnic group, among other groups. The country's capital is Yercêsven, a major economic hub in Eastern Vaniua and the second largest city in Balakia. The country's economy is predominantly centred around its manufacturing and agricultural sectors, although a new tertiary sector is also developing. Balakia is classed as a transition economy, benefitting from a nominal GDP of around $962.6 billion and a GDP per capita of $14,312. Balakia is a member of the Eastern Vaniuan Association, an economic and cultural union also consisting of its neighbours Komania, Kaatkukia, and Amaia.
The Kothlen Horde emerged as a state in the 9th Century AD. Founded by Balâhak in X, it spanned a large portion of eastern Vaniua and became a bastion of Zarasaism in 835 AD, having adopted it from the newly conquered Kaatian Empire (annexed in 823 AD). The Kothlen Horde ultimately disintegrated into a number of smaller tribal states and khanates; most Balak land was overrun by the expanding nomadic Great Horde in X. Following the reorganisation of the Great Horde into a modern centralised state, Balak culture flourished and the region amassed considerable amounts of wealth through trade.
In 1952, following the end of the Great Ekuosian War and the installation of a Kúúlist puppet government under the Helsonian Union, the Union of Shomosvan was established. X. In 1996 Zinsha-Vogia was absorbed into Shomosvan, greatly increasing its land area. This however created issues with communication and control, as well as unity within the government, reducing the country's defensive and administrative capabilities and its overall stability. As the Kúúlist regime's grip on the country weakened, independence movements began to gain more traction following the Keşkamân Revolt, with Gushlia being the first republic to declare independence. X. By 2001 only the Union was a rump state consisting only of the newly reorganised Union of Zinshans and Vogians, which became the modern state of Zinsha-Vogia in 2006 following a civil war.
Following the collapse of Shomosvan the new provisional government of Balakia began acting on a policy of "Dekúúlification" which saw the beginning of a slow process of democratisation and privatisation under the influence of Shohuan. This process was temporarily halted after the outbreak of the Balak-Gushli War, though as the conflict slowed down the process of Dekúúlification resumed progress, albeit slowly.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 See also
The name Balakia comes from the ethnonym for the Balak people, Balâk, itself being derived from the name of Balâhak. It is ultimately descended from Old Kothlenic Balâhak-kik "river of Balâhak."
Under the rule of the Great Horde the wealth of the region that would later become Balakia and Gushlia grew immensely as trade passing through the region increased. Middle Jazaghan, from which the modern Balak and Gushli languages descend, became the language of military and trade dignitaries.
During the Sunset Rebellion, many Balak nobles rose up against the ruling Oshar dynasty. The revolutionaries were swiftly crushed by the Great Horde's army, and the offending nobility was replaced with loyal Zwazwan nobles in the aftermath of the conflict.
Following the collapse of the Great Horde the khanates of Kadhan and Hamawan remained under the rule of Komanised Zwazwan dynasties, although the ruling X dynasty of Kadhan later fully embraced Koman culture. This, along with Hamawan's later embracing of republicanism, sowed the seeds of a rivalry between the two states. The two most influential Balak royal houses in the post-GH era were the Zonkamâ and Seğâren dynasties, who at this point ruled over the khanates of Zonduş and Seğâduş respectively.
In [year] the assasination of Khamv president [name] by the government of Kadhan in a failed attempt to seize the leadership of Hamawan led to the Presidential War, following which Kadhan was placed firmly in the Zwazwan Empire's sphere of influence.
As Pan-Balakism grew in popularity in the 1840s, and the Zwazwan Empire continued to exert influence on Kadhan and Hamawan, pressure was placed on the ruling dynasties of the Balak khanates outside of the Zwazan sphere of influence, culminating in the signing of the Yerec Pact in 1852, which established military, economic, and political co-operation between the khanates. The Torosh and Vonan khanates also ratified the treaty, in part due to the threat of expansion from neighbouring Komania. As the most powerful and culturally influential state that signed the pact, Zonduş was regarded as the de facto leader of the alliance.
Colonisation of Sonka
On November 10th 1866 Kamât proclaimed the founding of a united Balak Empire.
The Kingdom of Sonka officially entered a personal union under the Balak crown following Kamât I's death and the subsequent ascension of Jimâşim I to the throne.
Union of Shomosvan
Collapse of Shomosvan
The Provisional Government was abolished in 2002 with the creation of a new constitution and the Balak Republic. In the country's first free elections, the nationalist New Balakia Party won with ease, and Çinden Kadanaşim was voted in as the first President of Balakia.
Balakia is divided into 15 federal subjects, including 11 states, 3 federal cities, and 1 autonomous district. ...
List of federal subjects
|Code||Name||Capital/Administrative center||Flag|| Coat
|Official languages|| Area
|02||Çinduş||Çindensven (de jure)
TBD (de facto)
|04||Hamâvan||Sasosak (de jure)
TBD (de facto)
|08||Manatak Autonomous Territory
Various Ziimen languages
Balakia has a railway network of X kilometres. Railways are operated by X, a state-owned company, which owns and manages most of the fixes assets (tracks, signals etc.).
Energy and infrastructure
Science and technology
Balaks make up the biggest portion of Balakia's ethnic groups. Roughly X% of the country's population identifies as Balak.
Komans are Balakia's second-largest ethnic group, making up around X% of the population.
Balaks have practised Zarasaism since the 9th Century, when Balâhak converted the Kothlen Horde's Iovist population and established the realm as a bastion of Zarasaism. The majority of Balak citizens are a member of the Zekalemist sect of Zarasaism, although a significant majority, primarily in the state of Taraşik, identify with the Shabadist sect.
Balakia hosts the Ayrahbar Shrine in the city of Şozasan, one of the holiest gharams of Zarasaism, overseen by the Hoja of Şozasan. The site enjoys protection from both the Torosh state government and the federal government.
Balak cuisine varies from region to region, primarily thanks to diverse ethnic communities. International Vaniuan varieties such as X and X are also relatively widely available.
X is an significant part of Balak cuisine and X.
Balakia is a member of the International Clubball Federation, having assumed the Union of Shomosvan's membership, which began in 1964, following its collapse. The Shomosvan clubball team made its debut in the 1967 World Cup, and won its first title in the 1982 World Cup hosted in Qonklaks, beating Karduv 6-4 after extra time. This victory was inherited by Balakia, although this decision has been disputed by the Royal Gushli Clubball Federation due to major contributions from Gushli players, including the winning goals, and has been a source of controversy and tension.
Sports featuring archery are popular among Balaks; Leupoba in particular has seen a rise in popularity in Balakia in recent years, in part due to increased connections between Balakia and Liosol. The Balakia national leupoba team was established in 2014, X.
The national colours of Balakia are red, gold, and white X.
The yerec is a mythological creature in both Balak and wider Eastern Vaniuan folklore.
|Gushlia|| Zwazwam Gulf|
|Bay of Haraya||Parshita Sea|