Letzia

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Federal Republic of Letzia
Lestzy
Flag Emblem
Letzia (dark green) within the Ekuosian Union (light green) and Ekuosia (dark grey)
CapitalVorrud
Largest city Gshons
Official languages Lestzi
Demonym Letzian, Lestzi
Government Federal parliamentary republic
 -  President Kaffon Ovrova
 -  Prime Minister Henu Tarish
Legislature Parliament
 -  Upper house National Council
 -  Lower house National Assembly
Area
 -  779,854 km2
301,103 sq mi
Population
 -  2016 census 105,626,711
 -  Density 135.4/km2
350.8/sq mi
GDP (PPP) estimate
 -  Total $4.662 trillion
 -  Per capita $44,138
GDP (nominal) estimate
 -  Total $4.150 trillion
 -  Per capita $39,296
Gini37.9
medium
HDI 0.904
very high
Currency Lestzi Lisha, Ekuo (LZL)
Drives on the right
Calling code +59
Internet TLD .lz

Letzia (Lestzi: lesþy, Lestzy [ˈles̪t͡s̪ɨ]), officially the Federal Republic of Letzia, is a country primarily located in northwestern Baredina alongside several overseas territories. The country’s mainland is bordered to the north by Kedros, to the east by Sorteic, to the south by the Algazi Union and Zhinayak, and to the west by the Taanttu Sea. Letzia’s territory also consists of the Vadesian archipelago off the Baredinan coast, Lorimer, Khaazland and the Pthalk Islands in Boroso as well as several small islands in the Taanttu and Armizziya seas. Vorrud is the capital while Gshons is the country’s largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Anapa, Okipa, Borenkud, Letpaat, Porstepud, Toripud, Apinzy, and Vezky.

Argeyazic and Vomzi cultures arose on the Letzian mainland during classical antiquity until it came under Letsatian rule around 200 BCE. After the fall of the Letsatian Empire the area faced social, political and economic decline, came under the rule of the Termic-speaking Kurrians in the 7th century. By the 10th century this had given way to numerous city states, mercantile republics and feudal kingdoms under the nominal rule of the Empire of Low Letsatia.

During the 13th and 14th centuries the Empire was reduced a rump state, having lost most of its territory to the Terminian Empire, and by 1358 the entire region was under Terminian rule. Several years of political turmoil followed the recession of Terminian rule during the 15th century, culminating in the War of Four Thrones between four of the major Letsatian dynasties. The Commonwealth of Low Letsatia was founded in 1462 as an association of states under the tutelage of the House of Olboros. The region entered a period of prosperity leading to advances in science, art and philosophy, as well as the foundation of colonies in Boroso. After the dissolution of the commonwealth in 1682, the Grand Duchy of Gshons experienced a period of decline, which led to the rise of the Kingdom of Anapa.

In 1835, Letzia was finally formed when most of the Low Letsatian states unified to form the Letzian Empire, leading to widespread industrialisation and rapid expansion of its colonial empire. From the early 20th century, Letzia entered a period of economic and social turmoil amid rising authoritarianism, which culminated in the deposition of the monarchy and the proclamation of the short-lived Letzian Republic in 1925. A failed coup by monarchists in 1927 led to a civil war and the restoration of Emperor Lvehy II in 1930, who led an increasingly autocratic regime resulting in the widespread loss of individual rights. Participation in the Great Ekuosian War on the Unity side led to economic collapse and another civil war. Resistance forces overthrew the government in 1950 and Letzia fought the remainder of the war on the Allied side. Following the war, Letzia abolished the monarchy, reinstated democratic rule and enjoyed a prolonged economic boom. It was a founding nation of both the International Congress and the Ekuosian Union.

Today, Letzia is a great power and Sahar’s third largest economy, with a high level of human development and amongst the top countries for life expectancy. As an advanced economy, it is a global leader in industrial and technological sectors, as well as one of the largest exporters and importers of goods. It plays a prominent role in global economic, military and diplomatic affairs.

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