Temedzen

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Federal Republic of Temedzen
State Flag of Temedzen Greater Government Insignia of Temedzen
Flag Government Insignia
Capital
and
Uğēnama
Official languages Papazocin[1]
Recognised national languages Duogikos
Jurozocin
Aizocin
Recognised regional languages Ekvibro
Kovat
Demonym Temedzene, Temedzenos
Government Federal semi-presidential republic
 -  President
 -  Vice-President
 -  First Minister
 -  Speaker of the Parliament
 -  Upper house Senate
 -  Lower house Parliament
Establishment history
 -  Formation of the Republic of Temedzen  
 -  7th September Purge 7 September 1995 
 -  Dissolution of the Federal Republic of Tisnoij 10 August 2001 
Area
 -  235,295.4 km2
90,848 sq mi
Population
 -  2017 census 20,949,290
 -  Density 89.034/km2
230.6/sq mi
Internet TLD .te
a. ^ Most linguists consider Papazocin to be a group of related dialect continua rather than a unified language

Temedzen (Old Tizocin: Tēmežen Old Tizocin pronunciation: [te:med͡zã]), officially the Federal Republic of Temedzen, is a country located within the Tisnoij region on the borders of Vaniua and Soltenna, though the cultural history and demographics of the region make it firmly aligned with the former. Covering an area of 235,295 square kilometres, it is a landlocked country, which borders Asota to the west, and the fellow Tisnoijan countries of Aifugon and Tsuinnia to the east. Its capital, Uğēnama, ranks as one of the oldest cities in Tisnoij, and served as the capital to numerous successive states throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

After the end of the Great Ekuosian War, the entire Tisnoij region unified under the Federal Republic of Tisnoij. The state existed with much of its current boundaries intact as the Republic of Temedzen within the wider Tisnoijan state. The breakup of the Federal Republic saw the four constituent republics of the former state secede. During the course of the conflict, Temedzen attempted to gain power in the region as a successor to the Federal Republic, successfully annexing Ekvibron and waging unsuccessful conflicts against Aifugon and Tsuinnia. Ekvibron maintains a government-in-exile, and maintain that the Temedzene invasion of their lands was illegitimate. However, the majority of countries recognise Temedzene ownership of the area, which comprises the Temedzene Fuerafic region, named for the river which forms most of the eastern border of the region.

Today, Temedzen is a federal semi-presidential republic, led by its president. Temedzene politics places the state as officially neutral in terms of military conflict, especially within the Tisnoij region. However, it makes no secret of its support of Tispodan nationalist efforts both within and without the traditional boundaries of Tisnoij. Temedzen maintains what has been labelled a hybrid regime by some, with certain democratic institutions undercut by the power of the executive, and with the head of state maintaining notable powers beyond constitutional mandate. The country provides numerous social services to its citizens, including free education up to the tertiary level for its citizens.

Etymology

Temedzen comes from the Old Tizocin tēmežen, itself from the words tēme and žen, meaning 'around' and 'lake' respectively. The lake in reference is Lake Duogik, a lake of specific cultural, historic and economic significance for the Tispodan people.

History

Federal Republic of Tisnoij

While the majority of Tisnoij remained separate from much of the fighting within the Great Ekuosian War, the economic impact to the mountain region was intense, and observing the chaos in surrounding countries, very soon public perception shifted from nationalism to pan-nationalism, and discussion was seriously raised about the idea of forming a larger Tisnoijan state, though as for what form this would take, political factions differed in opinion. Public opinion was largely neutral on the idea, though politicians and government institutions largely agreed that the idea of a unified Tisnoijan state, most likely some form of republic, would benefit the interests of all Tisnoijans.

Breakup of Tisnoij and the Early Tisnoijan Wars

Throughout the course if the Federal Republic of Tisnoij's existence, various elements within Temedzen had been making moves to gain more power for their home state. Out of the four constituent republics of the federal state, Temedzen was the largest and most ethnically homogeneous, and so tended to be the most unified. As such, much of Temedzen formed a voting bloc which ensured their primacy of political significance, however they were not alone able to ensure a voting majority. It was for this reason that Temedzen often relied on votes from the neighbouring republic Republic of Tsuinnia, but even then could not maintain a majority, with the Republic of Aifugon and the Republic of Ekvibron often voting against Temedzene interests. This rift along ethnic lines, with many Tispodan elements voting with Temedzen while mostly Kovat elements within Ekvibron and Aifugon voting against Temedzen, led to a great deal of instability within the country.

Popular among Kovats due to his promises to further decentralise the nation, the election of --NAME-- to the presidency led to a great deal of instability within the Federal Republic. His plan was to grant further autonomy to ethnic minorities and thus make it more difficult for Temedzen to dominate Tisnoijan discourse. Of course, within the Federal Republic, with the massive Temedzene voting bloc, it became difficult to pass such an amendment to the constitution, but the knowledge that this was the plan for the state became dangerous.

In 1991, a group of military officials banding together in what was called the Second Orange Brigade waged an attempted coup, often referred to as the Abortive War, on the government of Tisnoij. While the Second Orange Brigade succeeded in killing President --NAME-- and briefly taking the capital, the accession of Vice-President --NAME-- and a successful retaliation by the Tisnoijan Armed Forces saw the coup attempt fail. The capital of the Federal Republic was moved from its old location in Uğēnama and placed in the much smaller mountain town of Esfason in Aifugon.

From 1991 to 1995, very little changed within the Federal Government of Tisnoij, but there were signs even then that the Federal Republic was nearing its final days. From its new capital, the Federal Government oversaw the breakdown of relations between the Republics of Tisnoij. The period was one of poilitical instability first and foremost, with a great number of complete government reshuffles undertaken. This culminated in an event known to many as the 7th September Purge, whereby disparate elements within the military and government came to blows, resulting in the expulsion of all Temedzene members of parliament from the capital. From there, the government itself fractured, and for two more years, two separate governments convened in Uğēnama and in Esfason, until finally, the various states declared their secession from the Federal Republic. The first to leave was Tsuinnia, who as it stood was sending delegates to both the government in Temedzen and in Aifugon. Next to declare their intention to leave was Ekvibron, who, prior to their departure, made an agreement with the government in Aifugon, and a couple of international governments, to ensure free movement. The two governments in Aifugon and Temedzen continued at-odds for another month, with the two countries effectively being independent from each other, until finally, Aifugon disbanded its own government in June 1997, declaring the Unitary Republic of Aifugon to be independent. Temedzen was the sole state that remained in the Federal Republic of Tisnoij, which they continued to claim the full borders of, seeing the other states as breakaway states.

In early August 1997, the government in Uğēnama declared war on the three post-Tisnoijan successor states, aiming to bring them back into the fold, though this time under largely Temedzene leadership. Thus began the First Tisnoijan War. The conflict began with a swift invasion of Ekvibron, using the excessive numerical advantage of Temedzen's armed forces. By November 1997, Ekvibron had become incorporated into the Temedzene state as the Controlled Territory of the Fuerafic, comprising all of present-day Fuerafic region. In the West, however, progress was slow. The combined forces of Tsuinnia and Aifugon proved too much for even the Temedzene military. As such, the Temedzene forces began to change tack, instead fostering ethnic strife within Aifugon through various covert means. 27 July 1999 saw the beginning of the Aifugonian Civil War, a conflict in which Temedzen's government played a part, firstly as a military supporter, then more covertly, providing many paramilitary troops, supplies and weapons to friendly groups. However, even with a less-united Aifugon thanks to the civil war, Temedzen was unable to make significant gains against the Tsuinnian state or the opposition groups within Aifugon.

The Treaty of Ficyuci, signed on 1 July 2001, saw the conclusion of the conflict between Temedzen and the coalition of Aifugonian government forces and Tsuinnia. On 10 August 2001, Temedzen voluntarily and officially dissolved the Federal Republic of Tisnoij for the final time, relinquishing its prior claims to the remainder of Tisnoij, and forming the Federal Republic of Temedzen from the lands that the former Temedzene faction had controlled, those being Ekvibron and Temedzen-proper. The majority of government officials from prior to the dissolution maintained their positions in the subsequent Temedzene state, and while previous government insignia and flags were removed, much of the actual apparatus of the state remained the same.

Contemporary History

After the declared end of the Federal Republic of Tisnoij in Uğēnama, Temedzen began to take a less overtly nationalist stance in regards to its neighbours. The reorganisation of the federal state into constituent Federal Entities, divided into states, Jurs and state-cities formally signalled the integration of outlying regions, such as Fuerafic, into the Temedzene whole.

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