|Queendom of Qatilluu
|Official languages||Qatill, Usuvan|
|Recognised national languages||Qatill, Usuvan|
|-||Chancellor||Ulaqiima ta Kahaapae|
|-||Independence from the Osveraali Empire in 1877|
|Drives on the||right|
Qatilluu (Qatill: Qatilluu [qɑtɪˈlːuː]), officially the Queendom of Qatilluu, is a country located in Southwest Atsiq. Formerly a part of the Osveraali Empire, it is the second-largest country on the continent of Atsiq and a major regional power.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 See also
Election of the monarch
The Constitution of 1988 defines Qatilluu as an elective constitutional monarchy where only females have the right to ascend to the throne. A Queen reigns for life, and a Royal Assembly must convene no later than two weeks after her death to decide on a new ruler. The heads of all seventy-three noble families of the realm are expected to attend to cast their vote, with any femaleof noble birth above the age of twenty eligible to be voted Queen. An electoral victory requires a two-thirds majority. The first ballot of the Assembly is usually enough to decide on a new Queen due to extensive campaigning that already takes place during the reign of the previous one. Likely candidates enjoy considerable media presence and have ample opportunity to present themselves and their political agenda before the nation. While the non-noble populace does not officially take part in the election itself, an aspiring Queen's popularity with the masses can be a decisive factor in winning her the throne. If the first ballot does not result in a victory, a second and third one are held over the course of the next days. If there is still no winner, the requirement of a two-thirds majority is dropped in favour of a simple majority, and ballots continue until a Queen is elected.
Science and technology
Like most countries on Atsiq, most of the Qatill population are dalar, who mostly settle the fertile coastal lands in the south and northwest. Humans traditionally inhabited the mountainous central regions, but human migration to the cities has been going on for almost a century and their percentage of the total population has been steadily rising. Racial tensions on the scale of Dachashk or Cinriz are unheard of in Qatilluu, although everyday discrimintion of humans is an established fact of life and largely ignored by the dalar majority. The humans have their own political party and are represented in Parliament.
Qatill is an Osveraali language from the Southern branch, making it related to Lyladnese and Shyorian and more distantly to all other languages of Atsiq with the exception of Amakane and Jáhkarrá. It underwent a series of rapid and comprehensive sound shifts in the 17th and 18th century, leading to a loss of the voicing distinction common to Atsiq languages and, more importantly, the loss of all fricative phonemes. Qatill is thus almost completely mutually unintelligible with other Osveraali languages. Like all languages of Atsiq, Qatill has many loans from Imperial Osveraali, and centuries of close ties with Jilu Lyladna also account for a significant number of borrowings from Lyladnese.
Like the culturally closely related Lyladnese, the Qatill are a matriarchal society. The dominant position of the women has its roots in the fact that they are the ones who give birth to children and ensure the continuation of the tribe, which has always been linked to the veneration of fertility common to many cultures. In the modern state of Qatilluu, men are prohibited by law to ascend to many higher political positions. The overwhelming majority of rulers in Qatill history and all monarchs since the independence from the Osveraali Empire have been women.