Ulvam

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Sovereign Republic of Ulvam
Vyide Lemisriy cu Ulvam
Flag Emblem
Capital
and
Osgim
Official languages Ulvash
Recognized Dialects Osgimi Ulvash, Ustromi Ulvash
Minority languages Koman, Vosan
Demonym Ulvash, Ulvai
Government Sannist dictatorship
 -  Chancellor Ådaler Esiciy qe-Talid
 -  Vice-Chancellor Sapteso Dsoqumül qe-Ade
Establishment
 -  Founding of Osgim 1192 
 -  Sannist Revolution 1935 
Area
 -  598,717.2 km2
231,166 sq mi
Population
 -  2020 estimate 45 million
 -  2020 census 44903790
 -  Density 75/km2
194.2/sq mi
Currency Ulvash Shayed (UCD)

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.

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 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.

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.

Sannist Revolution

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.

Geography

Geology

Climate

Biodiversity

Politics

Government

Ulvam operates as a dictatorship, led by who is officially called the Chancellor, who is right now Ådaler Esiciy qe-Talid.

Administrative divisions

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.

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 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.

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