|Si Keningadorm ev Fureshaland|
|Official Language(s):||Farezan |
Glestortan (minority language)
|Ethnic Groups:|| Farezan (85.3%) |
Other White (1.9%)
South Asian (0.9%)
- Prime Minister:
-Independence from Norway:
-Parliament granted unlimited power:
-End of Nazi occupation:
Fareza is a nation in northern Europe. It comprises of the islands of Greater Fareza, Glestorta and many other small islands. It is located in the North Sea, east of the UK and west of Norway.
The Farezans are generally considered a Germanic ethnicity, originating from the Magna Germania. According to legend, in the fifth century, the native Celtic Glestortans recruited Germanic merecenaries to help fight off the Romans, who ruled the area at the time. However, after the Romans retreated from the island, a dispute broke out when the Glestortans refused to grant the Germanic mercenaries homesteads. The mercenaries secretly recruited friends, allies and other mercenaries and invaded Glestorta, which was renamed Fureshaland ("Forestland"). However, as a peace treaty was signed rather than a simple invasion, one small island was reserved for Glestorta, with Farezans (apart from the king and the royal family) being prohibited from even visiting. This island subsequently became known as Glestorta. Today, it is the main place where the Glestortan culture and language survives.
Today, Fareza is a developed country with liberal politics. The nation is split into 14 provinces (including Glestora). Glestora has a special status as an "autonomous province", with further administrative powers compared to the other provinces Economically, it relies upon trade and it's natural resources, which include oil, timber, natural gas and fish. It has been an Eu member state since a 1981 referendum, but is not part of the Eurozone.
Fareza was first inhabited by humans around 25,000 years ago. By the dawn of the Bronze Age, it's inhabitants were part of the Celtic culture. The natives are thought to have been closely related to the Picts of modern day Scotland. In 94 AD, the country was invaded by the Romans. The Romans were, like in Britain, unsuccessful in the long term at "romanizing" the Celtic natives.
In the fifth century, Glestortans (as the natives called themeselves) are said to have hired mercenaries from the north of the Magna Germania to fight off the Romans. They were successful, however, the Glestortans refused to grant the mercenaries homesteads like they had promised. A war broke out between the two, resulting in a peace treaty which stated nothing other than that the mercenaries, their families and friends were allowed to settle anywhere they pleased except for a small island, in which Germanics were prohibited to enter except for the royal family. The island became known as Glestorta, and is considered the homeland of Glestortans. Haylmut, the leader of the mercenaries, is said to have become the first Germanic king of Fareza. He gave the island the Germanic name of "Fureshaland", after its forests.
Little accurate information has been recorded until the beginning of raids by Norwegian Vikings on monatries in the 780s and 790s. In 885, Fareza was invaded by Harald Fairhair of Norway. Following the end of Harald's reign in c. 930, control of the lands of the south of Fareza was split between his sons. In 950, a commoner named Sigdeg Kunozine led a rebellion against King Haakon the Good (now supreme leader of Norway and Fareza), resulting in Haakon's surrender st the Battle of Egasta. Kunozine was coronated as King Sigdeg I of Fareza, later becoming known as Sigdeg the Great. Post-independnece, Vikin raids continued, even though they were far less common. Under his reign, the quality of life in Fareza is said to have increased dramatically. He ruled Fareza until his death on 17 November 979. After his death, the lands of Fareza were split between the three youngest of his four sons, with the eldest becoming Sigdeg II, the supreme ruler.
As an independent nation, Fareza became a strong ally of England, helping to defend them in several battles and conflicts. Hood relations with England ended after the Norman Conquest. In 1095, the Normans attempted to invade Farea, but were defeated by the forces of Fylix I "Ironsword" at the Battle of Hikotun on 28 August. In Fareza, feudalism never reallt set in, and many kings - most notably Fylix II, who attempted to convince several European countries to abandon it - were in fact actively opposed to it.
Fareza has a land area of 60,183 km2 and comprises of 283 named islands, only 35 of which are inhabited. The country borders the North Sea and has a cool temperate climate. The average temperature in the spring is 5.2°C, in the summer it is 14.3°C, 6.2°C in the autumn and 2.3°C in the winter. As mentioned above, natural resources include oil, timber, natural gas and fish. The country is known for it's woodlands, and it's name actually means "Forest land".
Politics and government
Fareza, as dictated by its constitution, is a unitary constituational monarchy with a unicameral parliamentary system of governance, where the Head of State is the Monarch and the Head of Government is the Prime Minister. The current monarch is King Anton IV, who has reigned since 1987 and the current Prime Minister is Eryk Emyal of the Social Democratic Party, who rose to power following the 2009 elections.
The Prime Minister has officially had executive power since an amendment to the constitution supported by republicans in 1995, even though he/she had executive power de facto long before that, with the King fufilling a mainly ceremonial role.
Legislative power is vested in the 135-seat unicameral Parliament of Fareza, which uses a mixed-member proportional representation voting system.
Composition of parliament
R - Ruling coalition member
- 51/135 - Social Democratic Party (R)
- 38/135 - Free Democratic Party
- 20/135 - Conservative Party
- 13/135 - Green Party (R)
- 6/135 - Glestortan National Party (R)
- 3/135 - Farezan People's Party
- 4/135 - Independents