|The Republic of Shohuan
|Motto: "Qûstsz, Hurz, jô þaggûv Dorn!"
My struggle, my home, a United Realm!
|Anthem: Joivl Dulvoi
Song of the Peoples
|Recognised national languages||Shohuanese|
|Recognised regional languages||West Ohanian|
|Ethnic groups||Shohuan (94 %)
Other (6 %)
|-||Prince Elector of the Majority||Vbulos Kavdeto|
|-||Prince Elector of the Minority||Movbat Jundisto|
|Legislature||Congress of Shohuan|
|-||Adoption into the Ohanian Empire||560 CE|
|-||Uvaldjir Dynasty||1347-1771 CE|
|-||Shohuanese Revolution||October 3, 1773|
|-||Formation of the Second Republic||March 19, 1926|
|-||Revolution of 76||June 16, 1976|
415,341 sq mi
|Drives on the||right|
Shohuan ( Shohuanese: Mosul), officially known as the Republic of Shohuan ( Shohuanese: Vwodî Mosul), is a country located in Western Vaniua and placed north of the Golden Plateau. It shares a northern border with Xonqorot, and is bordered by both Ohania and Komania to the Southeast. With a population of over 74 million citizens and a GDP value over $2 Trillion USD, it is the leading economic center of Vaniua.
According to linguists, Shohuan was settled by Vaniuan peoples around 1000 BCE, bringing both animal husbandry skills and agriculture. Around 500 CE, it was absorbed into the Holy Ohanian Empire when it adopted both Pauegist religion and its respective alphabet. Shohuan itself was only formed from a small vassal state of the Ohanian Empire's northern border regions as a March in 904 CE, given the name Soppyu by the Ohanian Emperor. It later would see a rise to power around 1452 with its power base being firmly secured in the Northern Ohanian Empire when Shohuan itself was challenged by the Ohanian Emperor, defeating and effectively dissolving the Ohanian Empire's existing powers in 1617. Eventually, the nation would become a leading Colonial Power from 1837 to 1976, despite having a Sannist take-over in 1921 under the leadership of Wuetivort Saunat and its involvement in the Great Ekuosian War nearly two decades later. The Shohuanese state eventually dropped its official Sannist leanings in 1976 under a new government that would be ruled under absolute majority following a nationwide protest. That government has since ruled the Shohuanese state with variations in leadership but an overall neutral policy.
The source of the name of which Shohuan's origin comes from is of much debate to linguists but is most likely from a pre-Vaniuan source of unknown origin which is generally a common theme along the Oni river which cuts through Shohuan's northern border.
The first modern Shohuanese state came to form in 1327, when Shohuan was formulated into a kingdom under the Uvaldjir Dynasty which, through raiding and ransoming local Ohanian nobles, managed to formulate a stable kingdom under the fealty of the Ohanian Emperor. The Ohanian nobles had protested against the Uvaldjir dynasty's practices, however the Shohuanese Monarch sought to remove these threats to power, culminating in the Fourty Years War. Shohuanese forces managed to defeat the Ohanian Empire's bulk of their forces, gaining their official independence in 1509. This began a period of internal development and reforms which sought to modernize the nation, that brought about a Golden Age during the late 16th Century and early 17th Century. Terminia's initial conflicts with this kingdom began around this time and saw Shohuan retreat in power during a time called the Yezgthist, or the Time of Troubles. Shohuan during this period lost much of the territory it had accumulated along the coast of Lake Melkanchuta denying it fertile lands to use in its Saffron Monopoly, though it managed to maintain control over the crucial heartlands of the Golden Plateau which defended its Southern Border from raids and the Ohanian Empire.
Shohuan eventually started to expand its trade during the late 17th Century thanks to the Êstdjir Company, which was sponsored in the hope of improving trade connections with Boroso and Letzia in the hopes of denying Terminia its economic monopoly on sugar and cotton, two crucial imports for Shohuan. This led to direct confrontation with Terminia which Shohuan originally had lost. With this loss, the Kingdom slowly fell into decline until a uprising in 1773 where, due to the ongoing artificial famine created due to poor economic management, toppled the feudal system and created a Republic. This Republic, however, would not last long as it later would return to a Monarchy in 1804 under the Homdjir Dynasty, being made into a crucial part of the Republican framework. Shohuan would become re-invigorated thanks to the Republic's initial successes placing it in a favourable position in Vaniu to deny outside raiding forces to harm the much vital farmlands while being able to threaten the capitals of its neighbours. Utilizing this newly guarded frontier, Shohuan began working on its royal navy once again. This would prove to be opportune as Terminia, its biggest contender in maritime trade, was waning in power. Instead of initially targetting Boroso and Ekuosia like their predecessor dynasty, the Homdjir dynasty under Thatig I took the approach of expanding Eastwards where Terminia's control was much more loose, gaining traction in Shroziq, Sonka, Tuyo, and Ebo Nganagam where trade posts eventually turned into full fledged dominions under the Shohuanese Crown.
Under new revenue exploited by Terminia's now deflated state, it finally would directly challenge Terminia in direct conflict in the Akulanen War which cemented Shohuanese influence over the trade network of Boroso and Vaniua, with Shohuan gaining further territorial control in the Northeastern territories. During this time, advances in the arts, sciences, and philosophy changed the way Shohuanese viewed themselves and the nation prospered due to this new influx of wealth from foreign lands.
Shohuan's economy has proven to be the more resilient of the Post-Dictatorship states of Vaniua, with its economy seeing around $5,000 in per capita growth within two decades and since seeing an economic boom.
Shohuanese culture is defined by its Vaniuan-Soltennan influences and its own upon the world. Typically seen as a forefront of naval and communications technology, these technologies have a large part on Shohuanese life. Boating was typically an event for the Winter as other seasons would be dedicated to harvest and planting of seeds, stipulating the diet of Shohuanese lower classes with easy access to food. However, there are exceptions to the Shohuanese diet as Pauegism explicitly forbades the eating of insects and so shellfish, which are typically seen as insects of the ocean, are generally avoided for religious reasons. Additionally, alcohol is generally consumed in social gatherings in Shohuan, including in formal occasions where drinking wine is typically associated with higher echelon living.