|The Kingdom of Sonka
|Motto: "Land of eternity"|
|Anthem: March of Freedom|
Location of Sonka on Sahar
|Government||Constitutional Elective Monarchy|
|-||Prime Minister||Mr Prime Prime Minister|
|-||Upper house||Higher Noble Assembly|
|-||Lower house||Lower Noble Assembly|
|Independence from Balakia|
|-||Dissolution of the Balak Empire||October 2nd 1963|
Sonka, officially the Kingdom of Sonka, is a country in Northern Puzimm. It is well known for its soursop. It has close relations with vaniu.
The name Sonka comes from the current ruling dynasty, the Sonka Dynasty. The Sonka Dynasty has been de jure ruling in Sonka since 1863, with the election of Jimâşim Zonkamâ as King of Sonka, but has been de facto ruling since 1963.
Humans first migrated to Sonka in X. It is estimated that ~1.8BCE the Nko-Sonkhai group arrived in what is now the far Southwest of modern Sonka. While it is estimated that the Saru-Asurans arrived in what is now the Northern coast of Sonka ~2.5BCEC. X
The first Dynasty of Sonka
The first true Kingdom in the area of Sonka was founded around 1100 CE, and collapsed around 1120 CE. Knowledge of this kingdom is minuscule due to lack of written records and archaeological findings. The next kingdom is thought to be founded around after the previous one's collapse, it expanded greatly under the king known as [Placeholder-Name1], who brought it to its greatest height around 1160 CE. After King [Placeholder-Name1]'s death, the kingdom fell into decline and disrepair. While his son managed to hold the kingdom together throughout his reign, the next king lost all control and the kingdom collapsed.
After the death of King [GREEN], and the short lived King [GREEN2], the kingdom collapsed into feuding fiefdoms. This period continued for four decades before King [Ocean2] united all of the various states through conquest. King [Ocean2] gained the nickname "the Slaughterer" for the efficiency in which he defeated his enemies in battle after battle.
The second Dynasty of Sonka
Under the next series of kings, Sonka continued to gradually expand its empire. Conquering lands east of the X river, and at its height, controlling lands as far west as lake X.
Civil war and the third dynasty
X. In 1852, King X ruled, he was determined to open Sonka to the outside world, and so throughout 1852-1857, diplomatic ties were established with numerous nations, including the Balak Kingdom of Zondush in 1852.
Colonisation of Sonka
The White War
During the White War Sonka was...
Sonka was peacefully granted independence from Balakia on October 2nd 1963 in the wake of the dissolution of the Balak Empire. The newly reformed Noble Assembly elected that the Sonka Dynasty should remain in power, with Sonka X being declared king. After Sonka X died, his son Sonka Ayam was elected by the Noble Assembly, and is the current reigning monarch in Sonka.
Sonka is almost completely covered with thick dense jungle, which house a variety of wildlife. Sonka has six major lakes, and one main river, the X river.
Sonka is very wet, with an average of 2475 to 4974 millimeters of rain per year.
Sonka hosts a wide variety of life within its vast jungles.
Sonka is a Constitutional Elective Monarchy, the monarch having very few privledges in government. The Sonkhai Parliament, the Noble Assembly, is the legislative body of the country, as well as the body which elects the future Kings of Sonka.
Sonka maintains strong relations with its former colonizer Balakia. Balak is a co-official language along with Sonkhai, and is the most commonly spoken second language in Sonka.
Science and technology
Sonka has many ethnic groups, the largest being the Sonkhai, of which the country is named after. Most diversity is concentrated in the south.
The official languages of Sonka are Sonkhai and Balak, but there are many more minority languages. Sonkhai is a language within the greater Trans-Puzimm family written in the Vaniuan script. Balak was widely used as a lingua franca before the independence of Sonka. After independence, the government discouraged the use of Balak, in favor of Sonkhai, although it maintained official status. Balak is still widely spoken amongst the peoples of the south as a second language.
Traditional Sonkhai music is X. Some famous modern examples of Sonkhai music are the Sons of Sonka, X, and X.
Sonka is a significant member of SIFA.