. Taraşa Yərəşət .
|Motto: Hazağa Zam Dayid!
To God We Serve!
|Anthem: Hataraş Maşiyam
March of the Torosh
|Recognised regional languages||Balak · Wamenan|
|Religion|| Shawadii Zarasaism
|Government||Unitarian Constitutional Republic|
108,155 sq mi
|GDP (nominal)||2020 estimate|
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Torosha (Torosh Koman: Taraşa [IPA]), officially the Torosh Republic, is a constituent state of the Central Federation located in Eastern Vaniua, with X to the north, Komania to the west, Balakia to the south, and Amaia to the east. It's capital is Damazar which is listed among one of the largest cities in Vaniua. Torosha is a founding member of the Eastern Vaniuan Association and is a current member of the Zarasaist Brotherhood, being noted for its high degree of religiousness despite its former Kuulist past.
The country has a rich history influenced by both Kothlenic and Kalkalic groups, and was one of the first regions in Vaniua to embrace Zarasaism. The territory of modern Torosha comprised the core of the medieval Kaatian Empire, which was later annexed by the rising Kothlen Horde concurrently with the conversion of its ruler, Balâhak, to Zarasaism. In the wake of the collapse of the Kothlen Horde, a power vacuum opened, and the territory was occupied by numerous local warlords throughout the Warring Qakates period, chiefly headed by ethnic Telehis and Wamenans. The power vacuum was properly filled during the establishment and consolidation of Asharid rule under the Great Horde, during which time the region was heavily Komanised.
Torosh history can be traced back to the Qom Confederation and the later establishment of the White Horde, a predecessor of the Great Horde. The Torosh, a subgroup from the larger Koman peoples, are themselves the result of various mixings between Koman, Amaian, and Balak peoples, deriving much of their culture from the Koman peoples. The formation of the Torosh began during the Great Horde, where policies of "Komanization" led to the expansion of Komans all along the Tarkhan Mountain range and even further east, leading to a gradual syncretism of Vaniuan cultures in the plateau, these original Komans may have been part of the original Qom Confederation, a predecessor of the Tamir Khanate and regarded as the "point of origin" of Koman tribal identity. The Torosh, however, did not develop a distinguishable identity until the formation of the Torosh Khanate, a successor state of the Great Horde. The later genesis of these peoples is regarded as conflictive with Koman history, as Koman historians regard the Torosh as "just another Koman group" and, thus, claim paternalism over the Torosh Republic.
While already having a precedent in the early 12th century, Koman expansion towards the southern and eastern regions of Vaniua did not begin at its full scale until the 14th century, with the creation of "banners" under the decree of the emperor Shakhsaran, with the early conquest of the Balak Qakates. The decree accelerated an ongoing process of syncretism that has been occurring in the region since the 12th century, with the assimilation of various Vaniuan peoples into the larger "Koman people", which as a result, forced the ruling elite to distinguish itself by other means.