|Independence as democratic union in 1918|
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Amaia is characterized by vast flat plains separated by abrupt, steep mountain ranges.
Amaia is mostly of moderate to old age geologically, with rich mineral and coal deposits.
The climate is continental verging on semiarid throughout, except for a Mediterranean climate on the southern coast. In the mountains, it is alpine and quite cold.
An ostensible democracy actually controlled by the lobbyists of the tech industry. Amaia's democracy index is quite low. However, many are proud of their democracy.
Amaia is divided into several provinces and one area directly controlled by the central government.
Amaia's economy is almost solely dependent on information technology, with heavy manufacturing losing ground. The wine industry is locally important, as is tourism from Ketsin's ski resorts and Lake Jeed. Also, Amaia does engage in mining.
Transport in Amaia is almost solely by car. Agapa does have some cable cars.
About 60% of Amaia's energy comes from coal burning, and the remainder is from hydroelectric plants in western Amaia, especially the controversial Bazwadymy Dam.
Science and technology
Amaia's software industry is very developed.
Ski resorts and such are found near scenic Lake Jeed in the northeast.
Amaia is almost entirely Amaian, with Manatak people and Voont people the most prominent minorities. The Manatak are almost completely assimilated, with the last relic being their matrilineal surnames, but the Voonts are systematically discriminated against and find it difficult to integrate into society due to prejudice.
Amaia is about 90% urbanized.
Work and occupational training constitute most of the Amaian educational system. It is very competitive and only the top 10% of computer science students are guaranteed employment in the industry.
Amaia's healthcare system lags behind that of other developed countries.
In stark contrast to its neighbors, Amaia is largely secular, with very little religion. This is partially because of the Zwazwan-Amaian schism of the 1600s, where the Zwazwan Pashaist religion that considered Ama people the undercaste was thrown off by the Amaian people.
Amaia is home to a lot of wine and a lot of dumplings, traditionally served with soy sauce and vinegar. Amaian cuisine uses less dairy than that of its neighbors. Amaian food tends to include a lot of flour and meat.