|Democratic Federation of Yakormonyo
|Anthem: The Sound of Passing Trains (Akor Ŭozi)|
|Recognised national languages||Monyo|
|Recognised regional languages||Onivean, Pekhan, Vomen|
|-||King||Jemehua Sekoria ş-Korrovu|
|-||Prime Minister||Onihua Yaohi-Oşerva ş-Vonyovu|
|-||General||Ytonahua Ongunaky ş-Maiovu|
|-||Formation of the first paitotus||1125|
|-||Sípiman Prophesy; beginning of the Union Era||1175|
|-||Treaty of Kanyoto; beginning of the Three Kingdoms Era||1289|
|-||Treaty of Vukoto; end of the Three Kingdoms Era||1343|
|-||Land Area (with lakes)||404,605 km2
156,219 sq mi
Yakormonyo (Monyo: Ĕakormonĕo [IPA]), officially the Democratic Kingdom of Monyo, is a country located north of Yahara and south of the Fals Empire. It is known for its hardworking Kavrinh population and its vast cedar forests. The country is very traditional, however slowly it is embracing internationalization, after it opened its borders in 1950.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 See also
Yakormonyo means "brave in death" in Old Monyo, part of a phrase that was used in the revolutions against Yahara and the UKMD. Eventually after the revolution against the UKMD, this phrase became the name of the nation.
Prehistory (8th-9th century)
The country now known as Yakormonyo was before one Kavrinh tribe that came from the Lake Qeerles area, near nowaday Lhavres. There these tribe expanded and split, influenced by the nations they passed through while going south, creating a unique culture. By the late 9th century they stopped going south settled in various places in nowadays Yakormonyo.
Warring States Period (10th-12th century)
Every settlement was called a totu; according to the Historical Records of Yakormonyo there were around one hundred ninety totus. Eventually these totus started to unite into a larger state called a paitotu. The Monyo Calendar starts on the formation of the Oti and Onívean paitotus in the spring equinox of 1125. By 1170, there were twenty-six paitotus. These paitotus were always at war with each other, aiming to conquer the entire land. This continued until the Sípiman Prophesy was proclaimed by the great prophet Sotoyongun in 1175, stating that a stronger nation is destined to unite the entire Yakormonyo. This began the bloody Union Era.
Early Unions (12th-13th century)
In the years 1175 to 1182, the paitotu of Pihís, believing it to be the prophesized nation to unite Yakormonyo, invaded and annexed the paitotus of central Yakormonyo. The Union of Píhsípiman, led by Duke Nusizin, was a harsh union which used the capital punishment regularly. In 1209 the union collapsed and got conquered by the northern Rípyotans four years later. The Rípyosípiman Union encompassed most of the previous union (except for Oníve, who managed to keep their sovereignty), along with more territory in the north and south. Duke Kírí, the first ruler of Rípyota was a kind ruler, and started the Golden Age of Art in Yakormonyo, introducing a dichromatic style of painting. The alphabet got reformed into a more artistic one, which was the basis of the current alphabet. In 1237, Duke Kírí died of an unknown disease and was replaced by Duke Sikia-Tatní. This ruler focused more on literature and his reign became known as the Golden Age of Literature in Yakormonyo, with several philosophers and authors appearing like Otomusí, Kaupi-Rofan, and Yakorka.
In 1252 the growing paitotu of Otofu under Duke Tufyahua, after conquering most of Northern Yakormonyo, began an invasion of the Rípyotan Union and Ítona. Around the same time, the paitotus of Pihís, Kaupi, and Toxosapi declared independence and assisted in the invasion of Rípyota. In 1253 the capital, Usotovu was captured and the nation surrendered, and the Otofsípiman Union inherited the Sípiman Prophesy. This union focused on welfare of the people, and regions had greater autonomy. Every person was equal, and criminals were dealt with accordingly. In 1269, Duke Sotoyongun-Mussípiman succeded the throne. Capial punishment was outlawed and the tradition of 'shuttatu', or leaving the hometown to atone for serious crimes, began.
Three Kingdoms (early 14th century)
In 1287 Ítona under Duke Xosapoma launched an attack in order to regain its capital from Otofsípiman. The attack succeded, and Ítona went on to conquer the rest of Otofsípiman, with help from the pitotu of Kaupimusí, with Kanyoto Island surrendering in 1289. The three great powers at the time, Kaupimussípiman, Pehyonívesípiman, and Ítonsípiman, then signed the Treaty of Kanyoto, beginning the Three Kingdoms Era. The Ítonsípiman Union, spread from northern Hemh to southern Kanyoto, started trades with Cananganam, and under Duke Timan, explored southward in order to mine valuable resources. This union prospered, but cared less about outer regions, and constantly discriminated the northern Fomatans. This urged Fomata to declare independence in 1326. The Kaupimussípiman Union under Duchess Kasatra-Kírí focused more on expansion, and were the first to colonize the Tumonan peninsula. Afan declared independence in 1319, but eventually was reconquered in 1322. The Pehyonívesípiman Union, spread from northern Aisha to southern Xopeha, was nicer to its citizens, and this period is considered the Golden Age of Southern Yakormonyo, with the great dukes, Jiaujejmu, Yaohí-Himí, and Zesekí. This was also the time Pehan and Onívean underwent a language reform which regularized most irregular words.
Late Unions ( 14-15th century)
On October 1341, the Ytaunan Union under Duke Skomajesoni declared war on Kaupemussy, which began the Three Kingdoms War. Eventually it ended in 1343 with the Treaty of Vukoto, resulting in the dismantling of the Ytaunan Union and the separation of the Peccy-Onivean Union, leaving the Kaupemussy Union as the major power at the time. Kaupemussy, under Duke Yi-Samejkhemy, largely stopped expansion along the Sioce River, now focusing on developing its agriculture and cities.
In 1367, Aphucke and Onive declared war on Pekhsypemon. Kaupemussy subsequently declared war on Aphucke. Aphucke's growing military power, along with Onivea's help and Tumona's declaration of independence, eventually overcame both Pekhsypemon and Kaupemussy. The Aphuckean Union was more fierce and the its autonomous regions of were given less freedom. Because of this Pekhsy, lead by Jemesami, and Mussy, led by Korri-Rovon, declared independence in 1385, supported by Tumona. This lead to the Aphucke-Tumonan War, which ended in 1393, when Aphucke surrendered. The Treaty of Mussy gave Tumona the territories of Avot and Harrahua, while Pekhsypemon and Mussipemon gained independence as the Sipeman Union. This left the Tumonan and Otofu Unions as the major powers at the time.
In 1402 Ytauna invaded the Kaman Free State and the Otofu Union, quickly gaining control of Pity and Pepa. Tumona intervened in 1407, and Ytauna surrendered the next month. The Treaty of Pepa was signed, giving Kama more territory and creating a buffer state between Otofu and Ytauna. Avot was given independence in 1413 as thanks for help in the war. The kingdoms were then stable, save for the independence of Repoşota and Notumon. However, there were tensions throughout the land.
Around the mid-16th century, the Pekhahuas were conquered by the Empire of Yahara, creating the semi-autonomous Duchy of Sígüpëxü. A few years later, the duchy started to expand north and the Ottos , along with southern Voma were annexed and became the Duchy of Ësnvøërvërg. Northern Voma meanwhile was killed with a local plague in the 1540’s, whose land eventually became repopulated by the Fals Empire. WIP
Independence from Yahara
By the early 16th century, suppression of the Monyos’ culture caused independence movements to arise. It started in 1501 with the Jemy Revolt, led by Jemehua Mussipemon, followed by the 1503 Ävon Revolt, the 1504 Vommä Revolt and and the 1507 Peccy Revolt. It was followed by a few years of peace from 1508 to 1510, but in 1511, the murder of Jemehua Mussipemon caused more individuals to revolt. In 1512, the Duchy of Vommä declared their independence, but their leader, Vomahua Ava was assassinated and the rebellious state capitulated. The revolts continued until the Empire’s collapse in 1515, when the Far Northern Duchies of Sígüpëxü and Ësnvøërvërg successfully declared their independence and were able to fight against several attempts by the Duchy of Celebrezstuerg to conquer them. The language was brought back, and the Duchies were renamed to Peccy and Otofu respectively. This nation then started trades with neighboring duchies, especially the Duchy of Hakalon. Through the Treaty of Jemesami in 1707, the two duchies were united in a personal union, although it was only made official through the Treaty of Oni in 1761, creating the United Duchies of Peccy-Otofu (UDPO). WIP
Throughout the early 20th century, Kúúlist ideologies have emerged. The Yakormonyo Kúúlist Forces then was formed under the leadership of Tumahua Korri-Şopomo. In 1916, the nation underwent a civil war and government was overthrown the next year, creating the Union of Kúúlist Monyo Duchies (UKMD) led by Tumahua Maiheroa. This nation was mostly in isolation, except for a close relationship with Heoroma, whom it supplied with weaponry during the Heoroman War of Independence and the Ekuosian War. Maiheroa’s dictatorial and oppressive regime caused economic and civil problems become commonplace. On November 27th of 1946, Maiheroa was overthrown and Kúúlism collapsed in Monyo. The nation then became a Monarchy, led by King Avahua Yi, however Kúúlist ideals are still prevailing and the Monarch is almost completely ceremonial. WIP
The Government is a Federal Monarchy, as determined by the Constitution. According to Chapter 2, Section 5 of the Constitution, "Yakormonyo is to be ceremonially led by the King, and officially (led) by two officials: the Prime Minister and the General." The Prime Minister holds the Executive-Legislative branch, while the General holds the Military-Judicial branch. Under each there are the following:
The Executive-Legislative Branch is led by Prime Minister Onihua Yaohi-Oşerva ş-Vonyovu, who took office in 2018.
-Law Department/Senate led by Ytonahua Aphucke-Sekoria ş-Jiovu
-Relations Department led by Tumahua Pekhsypemon ş-Maiovu
The Military-Judicial Branch is led by General Ytonahua Ongunaky ş-Maiovu, who took office in 2013.
-Bureau of the Nation/Internal Territories Bureau
-Justice Bureau/Supreme Court
-External Territories Bureau led by Otohua Sotoyongu-Mussipemon ş-Zatovu
The nation is divided into four regions, the Northern Region (Capital: Onyoto), the Central Region (Capital: Mussí), the Southern Region (Capital: Pehí), and the Eastern Region (Capital: Notumonn). Under these two regions are 9 oblasts, where each has a local school, hospital, environmental center, etc. and can create their own laws and reforms, as long as they follow the Constitution. Under the 9 oblasts, there are a total of 106 districts, with Peha having the most districts (16).
Yakormonyo is mostly in isolation, except for trades with some nations, especially Cananganam the Fals Empire. In diplomacy, Yakormonyo has a very close friendship with Heoroma and Zakadia, and a neutral friendship with almost every other country it recognizes.
Monyo-Zakadian relations began in 1447 when the Tumonsípiman Union discovered the Hamorikios Confederation and Myria. In order to forge a diplomatic alliance, Tumonsípiman helped Hamorikios invade Myria, splitting the kingdom into two. Relations then continued in spite the independence of the anti-Cagre Samijia in 1459, however was ceased when Yahara invaded Tumonsípiman in 1463. Relations then reopened in 1763, exactly 300 years later, after the newly-unified Yakormonyo sent diplomatic missions to Zakadia. The Monyo embassy in Zakadia opened in 1765 in Utakan, and the Zakadian embassy in Monyo opened two years later in Notumonn.
When Yakormonyo became Kúúlist in 1917, it began seeping Kúúlist influence into Zakadia, finally making the nation Kúúlist in 1935. At the time Monyo-Zakadian relations were at its all-time high, and in spite of the overthrow of the Kúúlist government, the two supported Heoroma in the Fourth Race War. Relations were then strained after Zakadia laid claims over the territories of Híkakras and Xosa, but the tension has greatly subsided. Currently the two nations are on good terms with each other, and are partners in trade and diplomacy. Yakormonyo also represents Zakadia in many international affairs.
The Monyo government has a Military-Judicial branch, led by the General. Under him are the Captains of the Nation, Justice, Immigration-Deportation, and External Territories.
The nation also has a very strict Constitution; according to Chapter 1, Section 5 of the Constitution, "Those who disregard the Constitution or any law created by the Senate are to be deported to a certain place and forbidden from returning to their home district for a certain amount of time, although the nation will supply their basic needs." Because of this, there is very little crime in Yakormonyo.
Interdistrict transportation in Yakormonyo is purely trains, with several trains (naneje) travelling throughout Yakormonyo. The following are the four train lines of Yakormonyo:
Ayipaikutut (Island Line)
This train line travels through the islands between Otofu and Peha, going from Víhoma Station in the east to Pehí Station in the south. The cost of travel is 1 Keńu per station, the most expensive trainline of the four.
Otopaikutut (Coastal Line)
This train line travels throughout coastal Yakormonyo, going from Ereita Station in the north to Xopeha Station in the south. The cost of travel is 4 Monsukeńu (.8 KNU) per station, with an additional 1 Monsukeńu (.2 KNU) every four stations. The most expensive fare for a single trip is on the Otopaikutut, with 7.6 Keńu from end to end.
Xoxipaikutut (River Line)
This train line travels along the Xoxi River, going from Xosa Station in the east to Zesekí Station in the west. The cost of travel is 3 Monsukeńu (.8 KNU) per station, with an additional 1 Monsukeńu (.2 KNU) every four stations.
Gigípaikutut (Lakeside Line)
This train line travels through the different lakes in Northern and Central Yakormonyo, going from Ítona Station in the north to Igon Station in the south. The cost of travel is just like the Xoxipaikutut, 3 Monsukeńu (.8 KNU) per station, with an additional 1 Monsukeńu (.2 KNU) every four stations.
When traveling to nearby places, Monyos usually walk or ride bikes. In every district there are at least two bicycle rentals, which cost 1 Monsukeńu (.2 KNU). There are also tricycles roaming around, with a slightly higher fare ranging from 2-4 Monsukeńu (.4-8 KNU)
Science and technology
The majority of the population in the north speaks Monyo, and the far northern areas speak Fomatan. The south sees a Pehan-speaking majority, altough many are also fluent in Monyo. Small minorities throughout the country speak Yaharan, Cagre, Myrian and Fáknir.
Monyos are conservative in nature and very hardworking. They can walk long distances with ease, and usually walk when going to nearby districts. A good example is from Otofu to Ripyota, which is 68 kilometers apart. Monyos are also very competitive, especially in sports like football and marathons. One known marathon is from Otofu to Pehí, a stunning 560 kilometers.
Yakormonyo's most known literature (within the country) is its 'Laws on Good Living' created by the philosopher Samehua Aphucke. In the official version, there are 10 laws, with 10 specific values:
|Follow the rules.||Obedience|
|Honor a promise.||Honesty|
|Love thy nation.||Patriotism|
|Help those in need.||Mercy|
In the Pekhan and Sameji versions, there are only eight values, with some eliminated, most evidently Valor and Obedience. But there is also a value which is not in the Official version because the Monyo government, and consequently, most of Northern Yakormonyo, does not agree to it.
|Respect your neighbor.||Love|
Monyo music is separated into three major categories: Northern Monyo, Lakeside Monyo, and Pehan.
Yakormonyo's main symbol is the Sotoyongun, a cedar surrounded by a laurel. It was first used in the Otofsípiman Union as its flag. It eventually became the central symbol of the national flag, which is known as the Flag of Sotoyongun.