Davostan (dav/kiv: Dovmark), officially the Union of Davostan and Kivonia (dav: Unionen Dovmark og Kovmark; kiv: Unionen Dovmark och Kivonien), also known as Davostan-Kivonia or the UDK, is a sovereign country located on the West Makonic peninsula, as the westernmost country of the Makonic continent and is bordered by the ocean to the south, east and northwest, and shares its only land border with Hutori, to the north and east. With a population of 13 million, the inhabitants of Davostan is split between two ethnic groups, the Davostanis and the Kivonians.
Davostan is a Federal Constitutional Crowned Republic, with the incorporation of large parliamentary elements cemented with a bureaucratic web of power. It has five large Provinces; Bindeborg, Dovmark, Sønderhavn, Kovmark and Östraland. In each province there exists four Regional Districts/Sub-Provinces with twenty in total around the nation. On top of this, there exists two Federal States, the State of Davostan and the State of Kivonia. The national government is centered in the capital city known as Kivonia.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Name of the nation[edit | edit source]
The most common name internationally is Davostan (Davostani: Dovmark; Kivonian: Dovmark), but has also for historical reasons been widely known as Davostag (Davostani: Dovmarg; Kivonian: Davostagien). In recent times, with a lot of Kivonian dominance in Davostani politics, the nation has been referred to as Kivonia (Davostani: Kovmark; Kivonian: Kivonien), but this is usually only when Kivonians completely control the nation.
Name of the people[edit | edit source]
The people of Davostan is split between two major ethnic groups, the Davostanis and the Kivonians. The conflict between the two has caused them the loss of a shared name. With the creation of the Union in 4796, it was preferred that the two together would be referred to as Unionmen, another related term developed through the Unionist cause is Unionites, though it is relatively less common and used more in a philosophical context.
Geography[edit | edit source]
Davostan stretches across a large extent of the north-west of the island-continent Makon. From north to south the East Makonian Plain is clad sequentially in tundra, coniferous forest, mixed and broad-leaf forests, grassland, and mountains (fringing the Makonian Sea) as the changes in vegetation reflect the changes in climate.
The climate of Davostan formed under the influence of several determining factors. The enormous size of the continent and the remoteness of many areas from the sea result in the dominance of the continental climate, which is prevalent in Davostan except for the tundra Mountains in the south obstructing the flow of warm air masses from the Makonian Sea and the plain of the north makes the country open to Arctic and Atlantic influences.
Throughout much of the territory there are only two distinct seasons — winter and summer; spring and autumn are usually brief periods of change between extremely low temperatures and mildly high. The coldest month is January (on the shores of the sea—February), the warmest usually is July. Great ranges of temperature are typical. In winter, temperatures get colder both from south to north and from west to east. Summers can be quite hot and humid. The continental interiors are the driest areas.
Demographics[edit | edit source]
Davostan's population has undergone religious oppression over the years. In the 3000's Hosianism began to gain traction.
- 38%: Hosianism
- 21% Aurorian Patriarchal Church
- 11% Luthori/Bishopal Church
- 6% Telemon Orthodox Church
- 31% Atheistic/Agnostic/Irreligious
- 26% Satanailist
- 2% United Church of Terra
- 3% other
History[edit | edit source]
The state of the Union of Davostan and Kivonia was founded in June 4796 philosophically by the founding fathers and the Davostani Revolution. The founding of the modern state of Davostan in general is contributed to Dictator August Reinhardt, who founded the Kivonian Republic in 4596 and is the most exalted Kivonian figure in history. Reinhardt has been rewarded titles such as "Father of the Kivonian Revolution, Nation and People", "Father of West Makonic History" and "Father of the Modern State of Davostan".
Government[edit | edit source]
Davostan as a nation has seen years of back and forth rule, and even now there have been large changes within the last few years.
The current government of Davostan is a Kivonian dominated de jure Parliamentary Stratocratic Republic, but has since 4765 become more of a de facto military dictatorship, with the Head of the Nation ruling as head of state with almost no restrictions whatsoever. The head of government, titled Secretary of State of the Republic is occupied by Christian Kvist. The legislature consists of a lower house and a upper house, the lower house being the Civil Assembly, which is mainly for civilians actively involved in politics. And the upper house being the National Salvation Military Council which was created to protect the military form of government, the body is composed of only military officers.
Administrative divisions[edit | edit source]
Davostan is composed of two federal states:
|Flag||Name in Luthorian||Name in native languages||Area||Population||Council of the Union representatives|
|State of Davostan||Staten Dovmark||N/A||N/A||10|
|State of Kivonia||Staten Kovmark/Kivonien||N/A||N/A||10|
The nation is also split into five regions, known as Provinces:
|Flag||Name in Luthorian||Name in native languages||Area||Population||
National Convention representatives
|Kovmark/Kivonia Proper||Kovmark||290,700 km²||2,640,554||50|
Military[edit | edit source]
The armed forces of Davostan, officially known as the Davostani Defense Forces is the military branch of the Davostani state. The modern Davostani Defense Forces have their foundation in the early 4790s, as the military was completely abolished from 4779 to 4790 after the Macon War. The Armed Forces of Davostan are administratively controlled by both the Davostani Ministry of Defense and the Military High Command, which is situated in the Davostani High Command building, known as the Davostani Military High Command Headquarters. The Supreme Commander of the armed forces is appointed by the national legislature.
The Davostani Defense Forces is comprised of the Davostani Army, the Davostani Navy, the Davostani Air Force, the Davostani Military Police and the semi-independent Leitz Squadron. The Davostani Defense Forces is assisted by the Defense Intelligence and Security Service, the military intelligence organization of the Davostani military. Due to the Kivonian warrior-culture, the military is considered to be a vital piece to the Davostani society.