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The Republic of Skarsgard
Der Sjórfende-Republik ab Skårsgard
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Motto: Sór Abjallmánne vir Takkúrinn
Anthem: Der Kjelle, Der Sjór, Der Länt
Locasjon
Location of Skårsgard within Europe
Capital Fjorhaven
Largest city Sjoenberg
Official languages Skårsgardian
Recognised regional languages Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian
Demonym Skårsgarder
Government Federal Parliamentary Constitutional Republic
• President
Brynjár Iofúr-Erriksen
• Chancellor
Jónne Rasmussen
Legislature Skårsgardége Kongregúr
Area
• Total
415,201 km2 (160,310 sq mi)
Population
• 2013 census
80,499,159
• Density
170/km2 (440.3/sq mi)
GDP (PPP) estimate
• Total
$3.441 trillion
• Per capita
$42,021
Currency Skårsgardian Kroné (SKK)
Time zone Eastern European Time (UTC+2)
• Summer (DST)
Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3)
Drives on the right
Calling code +225
The Republic of Skårsgard (SK: Der Sjórfende-Republik ab Skårsgard) is a country situated in North-Eastern Europe. The country is split into 12 different states or "Èrstand", two municipally-governed cities, and the capital city, Fjorhaven. The country covers an area of 457,000kmsq and has a largely temperate climate.

The official language is Skårsgardian, being somewhat mutually with Icelandic, and is the primary language used on all public signs and notices, as of 2015 is it one of the few nations that has not Westernized its signs. Due to heavily enforced borders and strict immigration policies, the ethnic population is 98% Skarsgardian, with very few other nationalities to be found.

Etymology

The name Skårsgard is derived from the Old Norse words Skaare and Gauður meaning "Land of promise". 

Geography

Skårsgard encompasses what was once Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Kalinigrad (Russia), Belarus, and North-eastern Poland. The Northern half of the country experiences a typical Scandinavian climate, with bitterly cold winters and warm pleasant summers. The topography is characterized by two large mountain ranges, the Nordhejfe , and the Bryskenstrad , which dominate the Skårsgardian skyline. Another impressive feature is the expansive Bystillikur, an arctic woodland protected under archaic Skårsgardian law, home to many species of wildlife including bears, deer, wild horses, and moose.

The southern half of the country is more characteristically European, with sprawling acres of arable land, and temperate forests. The land here is substancially more flat that in the North, and subsequently is more densely populated, being home to 8 of the 10 largest cities in Skårsgard. The Karoniur lagoon is an outstanding area of natural beauty, from which the river Fjor flows into the capital city, Fjorhaven.

History

The nation that is now Skårsgard was originally a collection of kingdoms ruled by Jarls (Kings). During the unification period (800-900AD), all the kingdoms were united under one Great Jarl or Størjarl.

Up till the 15th century, the area had been occupied by the Vikings until independance in 1484. The country grew as a world power until the 1800s when other competing nations such as Britain and France developed huge empires. The democratic government was overthrown in a Coup, and a dictatorship was founded by Kalle Størfrom. This lasted until 1945 (after German occupation) when the nation became democratic again, in a time called "The Decade of Enlightenment". After huge loans from Russia, Skårsgard developed into the economic superpower it is today over a period of just 70 years.

Government

Skårsgard is a federal socialist republic, with each of its 15 states (Erstand) being largely governed by a state government (Erstandreikur) that are elected every 5 years. There are three levels of government, Federal, Regional, and State. The nation is divided into several single-representative sectors. The federal government is composed of three branches, Legislative, Executive, and Judicial.

Table showing the administrative divisions of Skårsgard.


 

Ømrade (Region)

Èrstand (State)

Èrstandtieren (State capital)

Population

CC

FJO

-

Fjorhaven

-

MC

HÅL

-

Hålstom

-

MC

BRG

-

Brengen

-

 

 

 

 

1

SKJ

Miðrunn

Skorjähn

Ankersjernè

11 920 000

2

BAU

Fjalliður

Baùden

Lenkeváde

10 120 000

3

FYR

Vesturströnd

Fyrland

Rijksvalle

8 550 000    

4

ØST

Bystillikur Nord-Øst

Østergard

Koenigsrik

7 210 000

5

TST

Fjalliður

Tøsteven

Kúnneborg

7 150 000

6

ÚTL

Miðrunn

Útland

Hallesryn

5 400 000      

7

BYL

Miðrunn

Beylöden

Jállheime

5 138 000

8

MRT

Vesturströnd

Marstènn

Sjoenberg

5 125 000

9

SMK

Vesturströnd

Sammäskard

Tollhällen

4 980 000

10

KYR

Miðrunn

Kyrringgúr

Høytsfollur

2 310 000

11

TSB

Bystillikur Nord-Øst

Tasenbjorg

Akuraùri

335 000

12

HJM

Fjalliður

Hjalmar

Kestèven

295 000

Fjorhaven, and the two municipal cities, are classed as 'Gestierenstäten'. They are accorded greater devolved powers as a result of economic and cultural importance, and are therefore not under the legislation of region and state government.

The rest of the nation is primarily divided into 'Ømrade', or regions.

Miðrunn - Literally central plains, this forms the largest region and it largely flat arable land. Lakes and areas of forest are also to be found. It is often described as the economic powerhouse of the nation and borders the rest of Europe to the south.

Fjalliður - Meaning mountain region, this is the sparsest, coldest region, with large cities located on mountain plateaus. This is also a very popular tourist region, and encompasses the eastern Erstand with it's expansive tundra.

Vesturströnd - Translated as western coast, this is a beautiful, temperate forested region, with beautiful baltic beaches, as well as lush rolling prairies.

Bystillikur Nord-Øst - The mysterious Bystillikur is the most ancient region of Skårsgard, located in the far north-east. Here, pagan monuments, medieval castles, fortress cities, sea-ports, and ancient universities are to be discovered among the craggy hilltops. The ancient woodland that sprawls across the region is recognised as one of the most historically important areas anywhere on the planet.




The head of the state and head of government is called the President, the current president being Brynjár Iofúr Erriksen, and is elected every 7 years by parliament. The President presides over the Skårsgardian parliament, or Kongregur Skårsgardége, the sole constituent of the unicameral system. The Kongregur (as it is colloqially known) is comprised of 550 seats for regional politicians, a 7 seat presidential council (Presidentiurskonsel ), and a 3 seat council of constitution (Kongregursvetkonsel ). The Skårsgardian parliament meets in the Kongregurstag in Fjorhaven. 

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