Dundorf, officially known as the Dundorfian Realm (Dundorfian: Dundorfisches Reich), is a nation located at the centre of Artania. It is bordered by Aloria and Kirlawa to the north, Hawu Mumenhes to the south, the Kundrati Union to the east, and Rutania to the west.
Dundorf is ranked the seventh most populated country in the world with 99,781,697 people. Dundorf has several major cities, including the more recent Oberegg, the historical capital of Dunburg and several other major cities.
Dundorf, despite its impressive cultural and political history is a land-locked nation located at the heart of Artania. Dundorf is the home to the Dundorfian culture and has major cultural influence in Dorvik, Rutania, Aloria and smaller influence in Kirlawa and other portions of the world, notably in the Northern Hemisphere. Dundorf has a special place as one of the largest empires to exist on Artania, the Dundorfian Kingdom and First Dundorfian Reich had hegemony over Northern Artania where it shared common ground with the Holy Luthori Empire. Dundorf has a colorful history, mostly divided and comprised of fierce nationalism, monarchism and radical left-wing ideologies. The foundation of Communism by Karlstein Metz and the foundation of National Socialism underneath Reinhold Scharff and his Dundorfian National Socialist Movement. Dundorf has shared in several civil wars and the modern era of Dundorf has been plagued with right-wing and left-wing governments trading places.
Dundorf is ranked as one of the worlds leading economies, however Dundorf has suffered from years and constant shifts in economic policy from state control to free market. Despite this, Dundorf maintains a GDP of 2,746,651,330,570 DUM with a per capita GDP of 27,527 DUM. Dundorf has an incredibly powerful light and heavy industrial sector and is seen widely as one of the worlds largest agricultural powers due to it's relatively temperate climate. Dundorf, despite being landlocked serves as a huge trading hub for Artanian and several cities in Dundorf are widely known for their hubs of Artanian companies. Dundorf is also a member of the Artanian League.
Government and politics
Dundorf is a Federal Parliamentary Republic with a President as HOS and Chancellor as Head of Government. The Legislative Body is the Parliament (Dundorfian: Reichstag) and the Executive is the Council of Ministers (Dundorfian: Ministerrat).
Dundorf has a cabinet which is responsible to the Reichstag, it has a President who serves as head of state but does hold some far reaching powers. Dundorf also has a Chancellor, which is considered the most influential figure in government and the head of government/the country.
Politics and elections
Dundorf is divided into five People's States (Dundorfian: Volksland).
|Province||Capital||Major cities||OOC notes|
|Dunlake||Nordenhaus||Groß-Rudolfskirchen, Oberegg, Nordenhaus, Vögelberg||Based on Western Germany|
|Chontalen||Rabesburg||Rabesburg, Fuchstal, Großenborn, Rittersheim||Based on Bavaria|
|Grozvic||Südschloss-am-der-Czimnetz||Arnulfsbrügge, Karlsborn, Radulfshagen, Sudschloss-am-der-Czimnetz||Based loosely on Southern Germany, primarily Tyrol/Austria/Italian-border|
|Julstoch||Volzhaus||Lutzenkamp, Raderath am Hof, Schmittburg, Volzhaus||Based loosely on Eastern Germany, primarily Bohemia/Moravia|
|Oderveld||Dunburg||Bergengruber, Dunburg, Neukirchstadt, Unterschloss||Based on Brandenburg/Berlin|
Dundorf's foreign relations are focused on achieving harmony with its Artania neighbours as well as with other Dundorfian-majority countries. The country's closest ally is Dorvik, with whom they share cultural and linguistic aspects.
- The armed forces of Dundorf are officially known as the Reichswehr (Luthorian: Armed Forces) and serves as the unified combatant force of Dundorf. The Reichswehr is in wartime controlled primarily through the Nationaler Verteidigungsrat (Luthorian: National Defence Council) which is headed by the Reichskanzler. During Peace Time the Minister für Verteidigung (Luthorian: Minister for Defense) controlls the Military. Day-to-Day controll is exercised by the Nationaler Verteidigungsrat.
The Reichswehr is comprised of two branches, the Reichsheer (Army) and the Luftwaffe (Airforce). Dundorf, despite its ranking by Gath Defense Collective as strong military power, lacks a navy and instead relies on aerial assault as a form of attack as well as a strong focus on armored warfare.
- The Dundorfisches Reich has several layers of law enforcement. At the local level, the municipal guard are responsible for protecting officials and institutions on municipal level. On a regional level every "Reichslander" may maintain their own regional police forces. The federal government also operate the "Reichspolizei", responsible for aiding regional police and conducting independent nationwide operations, including anti terrorism and drug operations.
Dundorfian (Dundorfischer) is the major ethnic group found in Dundorf. It is estimated that 82% of the population are ethnic Dundorfians known as Volksdundorfischer. Ethnic Dundorfians have migrated to nearly all present-day countries surrounding Dundorf and make up a minority of populations in those areas.
Other migratons during ancient and modern times have left Dundorf with a collecton of different ethnic groups. It is estimated that around 8% of the population, about 22 million, is not ethnically Dundorfian nor Duntrekker. Most of this population is made of immigrants from the neighboring countries, but a few are from other continents. Of these, the largest group are ethnic Majatrans and Aslis from Al'Badara; immigrants from when that nation was informally controlled by Dundorf during the brief Badarenprotektorat (Badara Protectorate) during the late-1800s.
The primary language spoken in Dundorf is Dundorfisch which is spoken as a first language by roughly 88% of the population.