|Republic of Democratic Temay
|Anthem: Song of the High Mountains of the Most Serene Motherlands, Protected Eternally by the Heavens|
and largest city
|Recognised regional languages||Zindarr
|Government||single-party state under military rule|
165,692 sq mi
|GDP (PPP)||2014 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2014 estimate|
|Currency||Khat (Kh) (TKH)|
|Time zone||CMT (SCT+5)|
|Drives on the||right|
Temay (Temay: Them Hai [tʰem həi]), officially the Republic of Democratic Temay, is a landlocked country located in Central Miraria. Primarily located in the Miralyan mountain range, Temay is one of the highest regions on Sahar, with an average elevation of 5,000 meters. The highest mountain on Sahar, Xiamangmu, is located primarily within Temay’s borders.
First settled by Tiengic peoples approximately 3000 years ago, the Temay Kingdom was founded in 330CE and remained independent for almost 300 years before being subsumed by the Ughmar Khaganate in the 7th century.
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In the latter half of the 20th century, the country was wrought with political corruption and instability. Temay’s first-ever democratic elections, held in 1994, were overshadowed less than two years later by the 1996 Temay coup d’état, in which the democratically-elected Kúúlist government was overthrown by the country's national military.
Under General Soy Jeun-Nhao, Temay has moved towards a free-market economy. Under military rule, the economy and standard of living have improved considerably, though the country remains largely rural and underdeveloped. Critics of the regime have sought to bring attention to the country's poor human rights record, with strong limits on freedom of speech, assembly and religion, as well as suppression of political opponents.
The native name for Temay, them hai, literally translates to "cloud domain", referring to the native belief that the Temay people are descended from spirit beings who inhabited the clouds. The name originally only applied to the mountains that surrounded the valleys in which the Temay people inhabited, but gradually came to refer to the entire kingdom.
Humans are believed to have inhabited the Miralayan plateau since the late Paleolithic. The native inhabitants were largely displaced or subsumed by Tiengic-speaking immigrants from southern Parshita approximately 3000 years BP. According to native legend, the Temay people originated when a group of cloud-dwelling spirit beings consorted and bred with humans, which resulted in their banishment to the lands between the heavens and the earth.
During the White Mountain War, Balkist revolutionaries attempted the overthrow of the Temay monarchy. While this revolution was small and crushed relatively quickly, it exposed deep vulnerabilities in the fabric of Temay society. While the caste system had been officially abolished by royal decree in 1879, much of the country still operated under feudal conditions and most of the population could be described as little more than serfs. While still devoted to the King, most felt no such loyalty to their noble landlords, and peasant revolts became ever more frequent. Despite opposition from the aristocracy, Dhathasang announced limited reforms in 1935 that would improve the standing of peasants in Temay society. While this had a positive effect as a whole, many of the newly freed peasants remained in abject poverty and grew increasingly radical as time moved on. In 1940, a peasant rebellion in Mdzrempod led to the massacre of the local lord and his entire family before it was eventually suppressed. Ethnic Ughmar in the south of the country, who had traditionally owned their own lands and felt little loyalty to the king, seized control of Jankud province with reputed assistance from Helsonia. By the summer of 1941, pro-democracy militias had occupied vast areas of Dhap Thi. The now elderly Dhathasang, pressured by his eldest son Bhadsum, offered to enter negotiations with protestors.