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Republic of Sedalia
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Flag of Sedalia

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National Emblem of Sedalia
Creator PaintedBlue
Information
Motto Endure and progress
Anthem
O Long May Our Flag Wave
Capital Alana
Largest City Solana Beach
Languages English, Spanish
Demonym(s) Sedalian
Government Federal presidential constitutional republic.
President: Richard Attwood (LP)
Vice President: Juliana García (LP)
Speaker of Congress: Lisa Sydney (LP)
Population 2021 Census 15,207,575
Density 16.5/km2
GDP Total $1.32 billion
Per Capita $63,410
Gini .32
medium
HDI 0.736
high
Currency Sedalia Tasa (SDT)
Time Zone MCT+3 (MES)
Driving Side Right

Sedalia, officially the Republic of Sedalia, and sometimes also known as The Second Sedalian Republic, is a country in Ward 2. Currently located in Northeast Zeta, it borders Cresta to the north at the Loma Sur Mountain Range and Cuyamaca to the south. The nation's capital is Alana.

History

Indigenous inhabitation

Sedalia was first settled around 20,000 years ago. The land was very protected due to the vast rainforests in the region at the time. Many native groups inhabited the land at the time, such as the Machakwi and Kuyemak people, two hunter-gatherer groups. The two people groups had somewhat of a rivalry against each other, which led to many conflicts at the time. The groups often fought each other for dominance over the other group. The groups both did partake in many activities, such as competing while hunting.

Ancient Galea and Tsiyi

In 1365 BC, as civilization became more advanced, many of the natives began farming instead of hunting, as well as building permanent housing. A man by the name of Luian Helan helped lead the other people, and eventually established the Kingdom of Galea, whose territory is now part of all of Cuyamaca and most of Sedalia. Many villages were established, such as the ancient village of Tsiyi, the most developed and populated village there. Tsiyi was a major center of commerce and trade with other villages. Eventually, Tsiyi became the capital of Galea. This period lasted for 3000 years until nomadic tribes raided the kingdom.

Velarian rule

Around 1053 AD, Galea was raided by nomadic tribesmen called Velarians who overthrew Helan and took control of the kingdom. They renamed the kingdom to the Velarian Empire, and the capital was moved to Honova, which is now modern day New Wellsboro. The new ruler was a man by the name of Chayton Waya, who ruled over the remaining Galeans with an iron fist. Emperor Waya was very respectful to his nomadic tribesmen, but mistreated the native Galeans horribly. He mainly enforced strict rules for the Galeans only, and had many of them put into slavery. Galeans who did not comply were either tortured or killed. The Galeans didn't take this very well, and began to revolt.

The Tsiyi Uprising and the Alayan Revolution

In 1543 AD, many people in the new Velarian Empire weren't so happy with their new government, so they began to revolt. Many people in Tsiyi sabotaged the ports and threw cargo into the ocean. People in Honova burnt down government buildings and raided the Honovan Palace. Many others elsewhere supported this movement. One man was named David Alayan. He was a general who led the Velarian 3rd Regiment, the most powerful army in the kingdom. Many of his men supported the need for a revolution. One day, the regiment marched to the capitol and demanded that Emperor Waya abdicates. When he refused. the people rioted harder. This marked the start of intense fighting in the region. On December 28th 1563, the Velarian Army opened fire on rioters in Honova. The Honovan Massacre sparked even more intense fighting. In retaliation, with even more shots fired, on January 12th 1564, David Alayan marched toward the capital with his regiment from Tsiyi. He managed to pick up more soldiers on the way there. While on the way there, a Velarian Army regiment fired upon the regiment at Talon Creek, beginning the first major battle of the revolution. After many hours of fighting, Alayan came out victorious, and marched on. After his army grew in size, and many battles were won, he reached Honova. There, he engaged against the 32nd regiment, a very powerful regiment that guarded the city. Whilst the two armies were fighting, Emperor Waya managed to flee the city and went back to sovreign Velarian territory. After Alayan won the battle, the army marched into the palace. The palace was guarded by a group called the Guard of the Key. Seeing that they most likely wouldn't stand a chance against Alayan's army, the Guard of the Key immediately surrendered. Alayan's army marched into the palace, and in front of many people, declared the brand new Republic of Alayan.

The Republic of Alayan

In 1571, David Alayan declared the creation of the Republic of Alayan. He guaranteed the fair treatment of the people, and the start of a democracy. His supporters cheered for him, knowing that he would lead the country to greatness. Many new reforms were made to the government, such as the abolition of slavery and many anti-Galean laws. Even though many people supported many of his reforms that were made to the country, many of the people still felt left out. Many of the people found out that the reforms had still not affected the Sedalis, an ethnic group who was mainly found in northern Alayan. They believed that the reforms were only made to the other Alayans. Even worse, many of the laws that David was supporting were mainly anti-Sedali. Many people started civil rights movements. however they were quickly shut down. Due to this, David founded the Alayan Civil Protection Agency, who were mainly meant to crack down on civil rights groups. One day, a group of civil rights activists who were peacefully protesting were shot down by the ACPA. Almost all of the Sedalis were furious with David. Then, on May 16th 1915, Alayan military general Alexander Robertson declared independence for the Republic of Sedalia.

The Sedalian Revolution

After seeing the declaration sent by Robertson, the Alayans immediately began sending troops into Sedalian land. The Sedalians fought hard against the Alayans. The first major battle was at Limestone Gorge, in which the Alayans won. The sedalians first successfully won a battle at the Battle of Cardiff River. The two sides both continued clashing at each other for the remainder of the war. The most major battle of the war then happened at the Battle of Fort Allison, which resulted in a key Sedalian victory. The Alayans continued to march toward the Sedalian capital of Solana Beach, then continued to get pushed back. This continued until February 10th 1925, where at Taiga Hills Town Hall, the Alayans surrendered. The two countries signed a treaty, which ceded five of the northern provinces to the new Republic of Sedalia.

The First Sedalian Republic

Map of the First Sedalian Republic and its bordering states

The newly independent Republic of Sedalia led by president Alexander Robertson was a huge success. Many people began enjoying the many benefits of the new country. Many were finally happy that everyone was treated fairly. The capital was moved to the brand new city of Alana. The country's economy began to grow and its population began to increase. Furthermore, trade and commerce was increasing. However, President Robertson wanted more influence, and wanted to show that Delacia wasn't weak. To increase influence, Sedalia joined in the Altean Civil War in 1945. Many were supportive of this, however as the war turned seemingly unwinnable, many were against the war. The president continued having Sedalia fight in the war. As public opinion drastically shifted away from staying the war, many were calling for the resignation of president Robertson. When Robertson refused to resign, many people became outraged and decided to take care of it themselves.

Annexation of Velaria and the Second Sedalian Republic

Eventually, President Robertson was overthrown in a coup d'état. After that, vice president Mason Newman took office. Newman was loved by the people. He pledged to remove Sedalia from the Altean Civil War, to repair the broken bonds between Sedalia and Velaria, and to increase relations with Alayan, which was now the Democratic Republic of Cuyamaca. On July 6th 1946, Sedalian troops in Altea were sent back home. Then, on August 12th 1974, a Cuyamacan embassy was placed in Alana. Meanwhile in 1983, the Velarian government under president Yuri Volkov issued a referendum on annexation into Sedalia. With a total of 94% "for" votes, Sedalia then proceeded to annex Velaria as an autonomous republic on September 23rd, 1996, with Volkov becoming its governor. Velaria then became an official province of Sedalia in July of 2004.

Geography

Sedalia is located in northeast Zeta, on the southwestern side of the Northern Ocean. The nation occupies a decent amount of the Great Northeastern subcontinent, a mostly forested landmass relatively near Secunda. Mostly being surrounded by land, it is home to a variety of forests and habitats.

The western area of Sedalia is covered in mostly plains and forests, while the eastern area contains a greater variety of forests and swamps. Also located in the east is the Loma Sur Mountain Range, which was formed 82 million years ago when the Crestan Plate collided with the Greater Northeastern Plate, forming the mountain range.

Demographics

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Politics & Government

Sedalia is a federal republic consisting of 6 provinces, a federal district, and 2 territories. It is a federal republic and a representative democracy.

Seats in Sedalia's national congress:
   Liberal Progressive Party: 76 seats
   Conservative Republican Party: 26 seats

The federal system consists of several layers of government, that being the national law, provincial law, and local law. Local law is mostly handled via municipal governments, as most counties in provinces are typically consolidated city-counties. Local officials such as executive and legislative officials are elected via a plurality vote by citizens depending on districts and areas set by the municipal government.

The Sedalian government is split into 3 different branches

  • The Legislative branch: the branch responsible for making national law. The legislature has the ability to declare war, make treaties, and impeach the current president
  • The Executive branch: the branch responsible for the maintaining and running of the Republic of Sedalia by the President, as well as enforcing law. The president can appoint people to government positions and appoint officers.
  • The Judicial branch: the branch responsible for interpreting law, and overturn laws they find unconstitutional. The justices are appointed via the national congress.

Sedalia's legislative body is unicameral, operating under a singular house, that being the Sedalian National Congress. The national congress has 102 members. Each 2 members represent an electorate. Electorates are determined based on population.

Administrative Divisions

Sedalia is a federal republic, therefore the nation has been divided. Each region receives a great level of autonomy.

Provinces

Sedalia is split into 6 different provinces, and 1 federal district, all run by a separate head of government, that being the governor. Each province has it's own separate provincial government, and are allowed to make their own provincial laws separate from the national law. Provinces are still affected by national law however. Provinces can vote in the national congress.

Map of provinces in Sedalia
# Name Governor Capital Population
1 Velaria Yuri Volkov New Wellsboro 217,598
2 Melana Abel Richardson Almados 1,189,664
3 Taiga Hills Nelson Cortez Taiga Hills 748,842
4 Solana Beach Héctor Zapatero Solana Beach 4,613,134
5 Montgomery Jordon Rodgers Trent 859,371
6 Allegheny Brandon Waterman Kingsbury 7,066,720
7 Alana Federal District Anthony Bowman Alana 512,246

Overseas Territories

Sedalia has several overseas territories. These territories are similar to provinces, but cannot vote in the national congress.

Name Head of Government Capital Population
Anderson Islands Barret Webster Kindelson 7,983
Adria Adria 5
Taiamoni Ikunai No Data

Parties and elections

Sedalian general elections are held every 2 years. Elections begin in April and last until May. Voting is non-compulsory, and is open to all who are 18 and up. Voting eligibility is regulated at the province level as well, with some rules imposed in certain provinces. Many other Sedalians cannot vote due to them residing in overseas territories such as the Anderson Islands.

Sedalia operates under a two-party system. The two parties usually running either are the centre-left Liberal Progressive Party, or the centre-right Conservative Republican Party. Usually, the denser urban zones vote for the Liberal Progressive Party, and the rural zones vote for the Conservative Republican party.

Liberal Progressive Richard Attwood is the current president of Sedalia as of the 2019 general election, along with vice-president Juliana García, and speaker of the congress Lisa Sydney. The congress is currently controlled by Liberal Progressives

Foreign relations

Sedalia has a small but growing structure of foreign relations, only having established relations with 4 other countries, and only having diplomatic missions in 3 countries. However, Sedalia is currently attempting to establish relations with many more nations around the world.

Economy

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Infrastructure

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Culture

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