|Free Republic of Tsaba and Shalorja
|Recognised regional languages||Shalorjan|
|Government||officially a presidential republic, de-facto one-party state|
|Time zone||(SCT-7, SCT-8)|
|DST not observed|
|Drives on the||left|
Tsaba (Tsaban: Caba [t͡sɑ.ˈbɑ]), officially the Free Republic of Tsaba and Shalorja, is a country located in southwestern Alpa, bordered by Nordjælm to the north, Dina to the east, the Dhweran overseas territory of Thkelpenhurn and the Dragon Sea to the south, and the Jaxukuk Sea to the west.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 See also
Before the 1500s
Before Osveraali contact, the Tsabi and Shalorjan people were politically and culturally separate. The Shalorjans were a nomadic ethnic group which the Tsabi called Kkasraňghrark (Tsabi: [kʼɑsrɑɲɣrɑr]), from Proto-West-Alpic *k'apälanä ‘person’ and *zyylarä ‘to walk, to wander’. They historically occupied the land south of the Shotra River (Tsabi: Šótr Breradj [ɕo:t̪r brɛrɑc]). In the late 11th century, Nordjaelm invaded Shalorja seized much of its western region to found its new capital, Kjonnia, across the Shotra River. In 1538, the Tsabi Lord NAME TBD declared Tsabi sovereignty over the Shalorjan-occupied land to the east, which would lead to legal and political strife between the two groups. This decree would later be invoked after Osveraali contact. Unlike their neighbours to the north, the Tsabi engaged in relatively little trade with Cananganam, or any other nation, and have been viewed, both by contemporaries and current historians, as isolationist and xenophobic. Tsabi folk religion was the dominant belief system of the time.
The Sack of Eluin
Osveraali Contact and Occupation
The Osveraali Empire arrived on Alpa, on the Claw of Tsaba (Tsabi: Čabar Géž [t͡sɑβɑr gɛ:t͡s]) in the late 1500s. After Osveraali rule had been cemented in Tsaba and Shalorja, a wealthier, more politically powerful class of Osveraali dalar was instituted. Though most inhabitants still spoke either Tsabi or Shalorjan, Imperial Osveraali became the standard language of government and law, as well as a sign of prestige and education, leading to a language divide between an Imperial Osveraali-speaking dalar minority and a lower-class human majority. Tsabi, which had no dedicated writing system at the time, was transcribed into sanapata.
First Period of Independence
By the 1700s, the Osveraali Empire's grip on Alpa was already weakening due to growing political autonomy and nationalism. With the death of the Osveraali Empress Mazahira in 1788 and the ensuing secession crisis, Tsaba established itself as an independent nation. It is within this time period that the famous Tsabi novelist, NAME TBD, was born, and in which she produced most of her great works.
Though the leadership was replaced by Nordjaelmish loyalists, the former ruling class of dalar were allowed to keep much of their wealth and influence
The Northern War and The Tsabi War of Independence
Throughout the Northern War, Tsaba, as a territory of Nordjaelm, was considered to be an ally of Nordjaelm. However, civil war in Tsaba drained many of Nordjaelm's wartime resources, and led to civil unrest. Tsaba gained independence from Nordjaelm, and established a new constitution and a democratic process. NAME TBD became the first president of Tsaba, and founded the Party of the Liberated Tsabi People.
Second Period of Independence and Modern History
Science and technology
As the warmest country in Alpa, tourism makes up fairly significant part of Tsaba's economy. Old Eluin is a popular destination.