Tsaba

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Free Republic of Tsaba
Flag
CapitalLashaita
Largest Eluin
Official languages Tsaban
Recognised regional languages Shalorjan
Ethnic groups Humans
Tsabans
Shalorjans
Dúmari
Other
Dalar
Atsiq
Alpic
Other species
Demonym Tsaban
Government officially a presidential republic, de-facto one-party state
 -  President Raina nal Arasi
 -  Deputy President
 -  Density 15/km2
38.85/sq mi
Time zone (SCT-7, SCT-8)
DST not observed
Drives on the left
Calling code +722
Internet TLD .cb

Tsaba (Tsaban: Tsabá [t͡sə.ˈba]), officially the Free Republic of Tsaba, is a country located in southwestern Alpa, bordered by Nordjælm and Erdu 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.

Etymology

History

Prehistory

Before the 1500s

Before Osveraali contact, the Tsaban and Shalorjan people were politically and culturally separate. Unlike their Nordjaelmar neighbours to the north, the Tsabans 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. Tsaban 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 in the late 1500s. Though Osveraali law and government was instituted, Tsaban civilians kept most of its culture and language. After Osveraali rule had been cemented in Tsaba and Shalorja, a wealthier, more politically powerful class of Osveraali dalar held power. Though most inhabitants still spoke either Tsaban or Shalorjan, Imperial Osveraali became the standard language of government and law, as well as a sign of prestige and education, leading to diglossia between an Imperial Osveraali-speaking dalar minority and a lower-class human majority. Tsaban, 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 playwright, NAME TBD, was born, and in which she produced most of her great works.

Nordjaelmish Occupation

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 was a territory 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 Tsaban People.

Second Period of Independence and Modern History

Geography

Geology

Climate

Biodiversity

Politics

Government

Constitutionally, Tsaba is a presidential republic. The current president is Raina nal Arasi. The government has been criticized for corruption and voting irregularities.

The Tsaban constitution is originally based on Osveraali law.

Administrative divisions

Tsaba has nine provinces and one territory.

Foreign relations

Relations with Dina are strained, particularly over the territorial dispute surrounding Hifs Island.

Military

Tsaba has an army, navy, and an airforce. Though Tsaba does not currently have a strong military presence compared to its neighbours on Alpa, there was a jump in militarization and industrialization first immediately after the Tsaban War of Freedom, and later under the presidency of Takwrei nal Usila.

During peacetime, the military has been called in for law enforcement purposes, including to enforce curfews. The uniform is dark red.

Economy

Though Tsaba's economy has recovered significantly since Nordjaelmish occupation, it remains one of the poorest countries on Alpa.

Transport

In larger cities, there is a well-developed system of streetcars. These streetcars are the primary method of transportation for the majority of Tsaban residents. Only the very wealthy own cars.

In rural northern regions, infrastructure remains underdeveloped. Roads outside of large cities are generally unpaved and poorly maintained.

Tsaba has two major airports, one in Lashaita and one in Eluin, and six major ports.

Energy

Science and technology

Tourism

As the warmest country in Alpa, tourism makes up fairly significant part of Tsaba's economy. Eluin is a popular destination, as are ski resorts in eastern Tsaba on the Klohl mountains.

Demographics

Ethnic groups

Urbanisation

Language

Education

Healthcare

Religion

Tsaba officially has no state religion.

The majority of Tsaban citizens identify themselves either as atheists, followers of traditional Tsaban folk religion, or both. The largest organized religion is Avrë Ktha. Some dalar of Atsiq descent follow religions from Atsiq.

Culture

Heritage

Architecture

Literature

Art

Music

Theatre

Film

Cuisine

Sport

Symbols

See also