Karduv

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The Republic of Karduv
Vye Kàrjàvyer Ngòvye Ep
vye k$a j`a vy;e ng`o vye ep
Flag Emblem
Motto: $o v;en k$a j`a vy;e h`eng vye zo
Òr vern Kàrjàvyer hèng vye zo!
"Hail! Great nation of Karduv!"
Anthem: Vye Kàrjàvyer Pet Bing Dvòt Òr
"Karduv Will Never Fall"
Location of Karduv on Sahar
Capital
and
Vordeng
Official languages Karduvic
Recognised regional languages Malas
Demonym Karduvic
Government Presidential constitutional republic
 -  President Va Jume
Legislature National Assembly
 -  Upper house Short Assembly
 -  Lower house Long Assembly
Area
 -  444,068 km2
171,456 sq mi
Population
 -  2018 census 30,768,234
Currency Qonklese Chih (QKC)
Time zone (SCT+0)
Date format yyyy.mm.dd
Drives on the right
Internet TLD .kr

Karduv (IPA: /kɑɹdəv/, Native language: k$a j`a vy;e Kàrjàvyer, IPA: /kə᷅ˀd͡ʒə̀vjɛ̄ˀ/), officially the Republic of Karduv, is a country located in West Soltenna. It is bordered by the Union of Seang Pe, the Sovereign Kingdom of Liosol, the Republic of Mai Thi, the Ru Democratic People's Republic, and the Huy En Republic. Karduv also shares maritime borders with the People's Republic of Yachiro. Despite not actually bordering it, the Republic of Karduv has many cultural, historical, and linguistic ties to the Qonklese Federation. The Republic of Karduv maintains a strong relationship with Qonklaks.

Etymology

The name is thought to come from the Proto-Kwang roots *kèʔḍê and *kwaj, meaning "outside land"

History

Prehistory

Humans arrived in Karduv in {date}.

Origins

The Karduvics were originally a subset of the Kwang people living near the Ungagon Mountains during the Wa Dynasty. It is unclear when they started to form a culturally distinct group when compared to the rest of the Kwang peoples. Due to a lack of records from the time period, most information comes from secondhand sources written during the Lya dynasty, or from later Karduvic sources. It is estimated that the Karduvics began to emerge as a distinct group during the mid to late 9th century BCE.

7 kingdoms of Karduv

A map of the 7 kingdoms

While not under the direct rule of the Wa and Mor dynasties, the Karduvics were believed to be tributaries of the Qonklese during this time. According to Lya dynasty records, there were 7 Kingdoms within the Ungagon Mountains that were tributaries of the Wa, and remained as such in the following centuries. While only under tributary status, the 7 kingdoms were not afforded much actual political freedoms, and any diplomatic incidents or expansion done by one of the 7 kingdoms were quickly resolved by Qonklese pressure. As such, the political structure and status of the 7 kingdoms remained relatively unchanged throughout the Wa and Mor dynasties, though tensions and grudges began to build between the families of the respective kingdoms.

Karduvic migrations

A map of Lorgung at its largest extent circa 549 BCE

After the disintegration of authority in the Mor dynasty, the Karduvics found themselves free from the oversight of the Qonklese, and as such the old order of the 7 Kingdoms of Karduv quickly broke down as each king sought to resolve their respective familial grudges. The subsequent wars lead to the unification of the 7 kingdoms under Lorgung under some guy probably idk in 690 BCE. With Qonklaks still embroiled in war, the kingdom of Lorgung underwent massive expansion into the west. Under X, the Karduvic small script was adopted, based on the Qonklese seal script used by the Lya dynasty. Qonklese logograms were used in conjunction with the small script.

Karduvic states

A map of the successor states of the Lorgung

After the death of X in 528 BCE, the order in the Kingdom of Lorgung disintegrated as a child heir took the throne. Leaving Karduv a disunified patchwork of smaller states. Karduvic expansion continued throughout this period, though not under a unified Karduvic state.

A map of the warring states in Karduv and Qonklaks in 755CE

As the Le Dynasty Qonklaks collapsed, the various feuding fiefdoms in Karduv once again started to come into conflict. With the lack of any Qonklese intervention, the 11 states began to fight amongst themselves for power over potentially all of Karduv.

A map of Zìrjìrng at its largest extent circa 1063 CE

For a period of time (791-1123 CE) the Karduvic sphere was mostly unified under the rule of X under the Kingdom of Zìrjìrng.

Pho dynasty rule

By 1310(?) CE, the entirety of the Karduvic states had come under the rule of the Pho dynasty.

Maithic Invasion

Mai dynasty (Qonklaks)

Mai dynasty (Karduv)

After the overthrow(?) of the Mai dynasty in 1393, the (ruler? maybe his son?) fled and established the Mai dynasty in Karduv.

The Karduvic Civil War

Rise of Va Bung

The Pangyeoun War

USCWS

Kuulist Karduv

Fall of Kuulism

Geography

Karduv is situated in between the X river to the North and the Ungagon Mountains to the east.

Geology

Karduv lies on the Soltennan Plate.

Climate

Biodiversity

Politics

Government

Administrative divisions

Foreign relations

Karduv maintains a strong relationship with Qonklaks, and most of its other neighbors. There have been diplomatic disputes with Liosol in the past, and tensions are still somewhat high between the two, especially regarding ownership of the Pomas Region. Tensions with Ru and Yachiro have been hostile since the downfall of Kuulism in Karduv, as the the former partners have started to threaten action against each other in recent years.

Military

Economy

Transport

Energy

Science and technology

Tourism

Demographics

Ethnic groups

Urbanisation

Language

The Karduvic language is considered a dialect of Qonklese by the Académie Quonclaise, but is officially recognized as a separate language by the {whatever organization regulates Karduvic}.

Education

Healthcare

Religion

Culture

Heritage

Architecture

Karduvic Architecture is essentially the same as Qonklese Architecture.

Literature

Art

Music

Theatre

Film

Cuisine

Sport

Karduv is a member of SIFA.

Symbols

The Qonklese sun is an important symbol of Karduv, however it is not the same as the Qonklese sun in Qonklaks. Karduv takes its sun from the Mai Dynasty, whereas Qonklaks takes theirs from the X dynasty. In Karduv it is often referred to as the Karduvic sun in order to distinguish it from the Qonklese one..

See also