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 de jure Federal Constitutional Republic but a de facto Federal Semi-Constitutional Monarchy, with the incorporation of large parliamentary elements cemented with a bureaucratic web of power, together with a one-party rule. It was classified as a hybrid regime by the Terran Democracy Index in 4860. 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 Federal State of Davostan and the Federal State of Kivonia. The national government is centered in the capital city known as Kivonia.
The UDK is a quasi-isolationist country, holding limited international cooperation and rather actively involves itself in its immediate regional cooperation. As a growing economic and military power, the UDK holds a regional significance. Davostan is a member of the Confederate Economic Security Union, the Terran Pro-Democracy Camp and the World Congress, and other minor diplomatic, military or political organizations as an interested member on the international community.
Name of the nation
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
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 originally used less frequently and in a philosophical context, the term "Unionite" has become an integral part of the unionist identity.
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.
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% Satanilist
- 2% United Church of Terra
- 3% other
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".
Davostan is a de jure Federal Constitutional Republic, with a strong constitutional groundwork, with delegation to federal regions, and also with a strong executive authority. In reality, Davostan is a Federal Semi-Constitutional Monarchy, the constitution holds strong authority and grants to the head of state – the monarch – large executive powers comparable to an autocrat. The constitution involves a bureaucratic web of power, almost impossible to escape. On top of this, the UDK has ever since its existence been dominated by the All-Union Nationalist Party, which has been the sole-party in Davostan for more than a half a century. However, liberalism holds a strong grip on political decision makings, and is deeply respected, thus making civil liberties guaranteed rights.
Davostan is composed of two federal states:
|Flag||Name in Luthorian||Name in native languages||Area||Population||Council of the Union representatives|
|Federal State of Davostan||Förbundsstaten Dovmark||N/A||N/A||10|
|Federal State of Kivonia||Förbundsstaten 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||140|
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.