Ulvam

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Sovereign Principality of Ulvam
Vyide Masapana cu Ulvam
Flag Emblem
Capital
and
Osgim
Official languages Ulvash, Shohuanese
Recognized Dialects Osgimi Ulvash, Ustromi Ulvash
Minority languages Koman, Vezhan
Demonym Ulvash, Ulvai
Government Principality
 -  Prince Ader Bafvöül Edegderas
 -  Chancellor Sapteso Dsoqumül qe-Ade
Establishment
 -  Unification of the Ulvash lands 1815 
Area
 -  231,305.6 km2
89,308 sq mi
Population
 -  2019 estimate 25.6 million
 -  2020 census 25633047
 -  Density 111/km2
287.5/sq mi

Ulvam (Ulvash: Ulvam [ulvɑm]), officially the Sovereign Principality of Ulvam, is a landlocked country located in Western Vaniu, bordered to the west and south by Shohuan, to the north by Vezhon, and to the east by Lake Melkanchuta. It is a country known for its mercantile nature, frequently enjoying trade across Lake Melkanchuta.

Etymology

Ulvam's name comes from an abbreviation of ulkagmin fam, which means "shining coast" in Classical Ulvash.

History

Prehistory

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 princes, starting with Yice Docüdouül annexing the principalities 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 Sovereign Principality of Ulvam, which would consist of today's Ulvam and Vezhon.

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.

White War

While Ulvam did not directly participate in the White War, it did send supplies and volunteers to belligerents Shohuan and Komania as aid.

Great Ekuosian War

Under the leadership of Ader Caüyiciül (to be known as Ader the Handsome), Ulvam had become a belligerent in the Great Ekuosian War's Vaniuan Theatre, siding with Shohuan in the war and participating in naval battles on the Lake Melkanchuta against Komania and having Osgim under a siege for a month, finally breaking out of it with the help of Shohuan. Today, this invasion is seen as a blunder to Ader's leadership and is cited as one of the reasons for Vezhon seceding.

Post-War to Modern Times

Post-war Ulvam would see many changes to its government. Growing independence movements in the Vezhan-speaking areas of the country would finally come to a head with in 1961, the young Prince Cüsreki convincing Ader Caüyiciül to grant him rule over the Vezhan-speaking areas in his will. After an assassination from a radical terrorist organization in 1965, Vezhon had gotten independence. WIP

Geography

Geology

Climate

Biodiversity

Politics

Government

Ulvam operates as a semi-absolute monarchy, with power being split between the Prince and the elected government, headed by a Chancellor, ever since the famous Ulvamad Acts of 1912.

Administrative divisions

Ulvam is divided into 13 subdivisions, all of them provinces, however there have been movements to separate Osgim and Ustrom from their namesake provinces and make them autonomous cities.

Ulvash Provinces Map New.png
Name Capital / Administrative Center Flag Official Language(s) Area Population
Osgim Osgim (Osgimad) Osgim.png Ulvash TBD 5,673,221
North Ulvam (Ulvam Oltåf) Eym Parebe North Ulvam.png Ulvash, Koman TBD 2,954,020
South Ulvam (Ulvam Olmyo) Ulvamad South Ulvam.png Ulvash, Koman TBD 2,726,107
Dehimaksi TBD Dehimaksi.png Ulvash TBD 1,203,211
Oridsi Aniåm Corvokfto.png Ulvash TBD 1,521,425
Uqocuysi Doqåråm Flymudto.png Ulvash TBD 1,211,503
Edegderas Tamilåm Edideras.png Ulvash TBD 1,002,306
Ådrümasi TBD Alfakto.png Ulvash, Shohuanese TBD 985,854
Cündoras TBD Cimdouros.png Ulvash, Shohuanese TBD 807,493
Daklånisi Dakcorvad Dacovato.png Ulvash, Shohuanese TBD 932,743
Uevesi TBD Yeletfi.png Ulvash TBD 1,093,284
East Ustrom (Ustrom Oldvadi) Valiad East Ustrom.png Ulvash, Shohuanese TBD 2,100,602
Ustrom Ustrom (Ustromad) Ustrom.png Ulvash, Shohuanese TBD 3,021,278

Foreign relations

Military

Economy

Transport

Energy

Science and technology

Tourism

Demographics

Ethnic groups

Urbanisation

Language

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 Shohuanese /ɘ/. 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 1800s to early 1900s.

Education

Healthcare

Religion

Ulvam's people follow the religion of Zarasaism, specifically the Qasamist denomination.

Culture

Heritage

Architecture

Literature

Art

Music

Ulvash music is traditionally very fast and upbeat.

Theatre

Film

Cuisine

Sport

Symbols

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.

See also