|Sovereign Republic of Ulvam
Vyide Lemisriy cu Ulvam
|Recognized Dialects||Osgimi Ulvash, Ustromi Ulvash|
|Minority languages||Koman, Vosan|
|-||Chancellor||Ådaler Esiciy qe-Talid|
|-||Vice-Chancellor||Sapteso Dsoqumül qe-Ade|
|-||Founding of Osgim||1192|
231,166 sq mi
|-||2020 estimate||45 million|
|Currency||Ulvash Shayed (UCD)|
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Ulvam (Ulvash: Ulvam [ulvɑm]), officially the Sovereign Republic of Ulvam, is a landlocked country located in Western Vaniu, bordered to the west and south by Shohuan, to the north by Aifugon and Imoztar, and to the east by Lake Melkanchuta. It is a country known for its mercantile nature, frequently enjoying trade across Lake Melkanchuta.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 See also
Ulvam's name comes from an abbreviation of ulkagmin fam, which means "shining coast" in Classical Ulvash.
The lands of Ulvam had historically been inhabited by the Ohanian tribes, with fossil evidence of their presence in the area dating to 1000 BCE. Eventually, though, these Ohanians would be pushed out and moved south by the Mosuli and Daskani tribes, which is where they'd remain for a thousand years after. During the spread of Zarasaism, naturally, these tribes would adopt the religion.
Principality of Osgim
A Bahdic city-state called Osgim, speaking the language of Classical Ulvash, would be founded in 1191 CE by a man called Docüdou the Saint, who would go on to start the Edegderas dynasty. The city-state would go through a turbulent early history, breaking free from the Tamir Khanate and being frequently raided by the subsequent Great Horde. Nevertheless, the principality would grow and spread the Ulvash tongue throughout the region. During the 1700s, though, its size would greatly expand through numerous conquests by the kings, starting with Yice Docüdouül annexing the kingdoms of qe-Ulkavam and Ecitån. These conquests would lapse with Ruco Docüdouül (who would eventually be known as Ruco the Great) in 1816 finally absorbing the Principality of Ustrom and declaring the Great Kingdom of Ulvam.
A Unified Ulvam
Ruco the Great would do many reforms to help improve the country, lower tax rates, and generally promote a sense of belonging in the nation.
While Ulvam did not directly participate in the White War, it did send supplies and volunteers to belligerents Shohuan and Komania as aid.
Starting in the 1920s, protests had arisen calling for change, due to an unpopular king at the head. These protests were varied, from peaceful protests asking for change in the government to violent riots demanding an end to the monarchy. But no matter how violent or peaceful they were, the prince at the time, Caüyici Bafvöül, brutally suppressed them. This suppression of protests made way for more riots, and eventually, civil war, starting 1932. And for the most part, these revolutions were led by a man called Ader Beycemül Vyidras, a half-Vos revolutionary inspired by what was going on in Vosan around this time. The civil war would finally end in 1935, with the king and his sons being executed. Due to his success in the war, Vyidras was then proclaimed the chancellor of Ulvam.
Post-Revolution to Modern Times
- Ader Beycemül Vyidras
During his reign, Vyidras would have Ulvam undergo a series of reforms, which would regulate industry and introduce minimum wage, starting at X UCD a Y. At the same time, he would go further to boost Vos-Ulvash relations, by introducing a currency union between the Ulvash and Vos shayed and allowing easier travel betwixt the two nations. However, he'd also limit freedom of speech and press to some extent, in particular restricting speech regarding the old monarchy or against the regime. Vyidras would also get Ulvam involved in the Great Ekuosian War's Vaniuan Theatre, fighting alongside Vosan during the war. In 1965, he would die at the age of 72 to cardiac arrest, to be replaced by Ed Edciy Ågvemuyras.
- Ed Edciy Ågvemuyras
WIP. Ågvemuyras would go on to die in 1976 at 59 years old due to complications brought on by liver failure.
- Soltader Alsetül qe-Cüsül
WIP. qe-Cüsül would pass away in his home in 1993 at 88 years old after battling cancer for 3 years. After his death, Ådaler Esiciy qe-Talid would assume chancellorship.
- Ådaler Esiciy qe-Talid
WIP. During his reign, he would see a revolution to overthrow him in 2007, which he crushed, though not without subsequently pushing through reforms after it.
Ulvam operates as a dictatorship, led by who is officially called the Chancellor, who is right now Ådaler Esiciy qe-Talid.
Ulvam is divided into 36 subdivisions (new map will come in later to reflect that), all of them provinces, however there have been movements to separate Osgim and Ustrom from their namesake provinces and make them autonomous cities.
|Name||Capital / Administrative Center||Flag||Official Language(s)||Area||Population|
|North Ulvam (Ulvam Oltåf)||Eym Parebe||Ulvash, Koman||TBD||2,954,020|
|South Ulvam (Ulvam Olmyo)||Ulvamad||Ulvash, Koman||TBD||2,726,107|
|East Ustrom (Ustrom Oldvadi)||Valiad||Ulvash, Shohuanese||TBD||2,100,602|
|Ustrom||Ustrom (Ustromad)||Ulvash, Shohuanese||TBD||3,021,278|
Science and technology
Ulvam is a country of a singular language but two distinct dialects. There is the Osgimi dialect in the east, centered around Osgim, for which this dialect is named, known for its final vowel reduction and lateral and nasal flip-flopping. The Osgimi dialect is the more widely-spoken and widely-learned dialect of Ulvash. There is also the Ustromi dialect in the west, centered around Ustrom, for which the dialect is named, known for its unstressed vowel reduction, deletion of L after vowels, and its use of /ə/. However, because the Ulvash language has spelling that has not changed since the 1600s, both dialects are written the same, as they only diverged at around the late 1700s to early 1800s.
Ulvam's people follow the religion of Zarasaism, specifically the Qasamist denomination.
Ulvash music is traditionally very fast and upbeat.
The Ulvash flag is an uneven vertical tricolor of red, green, and white, with the red stripe being four times longer than the other two. It is said that the red on the flag represents courage and strength, the green represents the vast grasslands of the country, and the white represents hope, peace, and purity, as well as the shining coasts for which Ulvam names itself after. The emblem, featured on the flag, is meant to be a modernization of the old Bahdic tamga, which represents a ten-spoked wheel, representing progress and the drive the people have to get that progress, coupled with a Zarasaist crescent moon, also found on the flags of Shohuan and Arkamka, standing for the country's Zarasaist faith.