|Felinist Republic of Barmenia|
Brmék Nkaé Rekvakns
Flag Coat of Arms
On the horizon
Map of Barmenistan and the March of Vanuku, Greater Barmenia South
|Languages Brmek (official), Selucian (official), Kathuran (recognized), numerous recognized local languages.|
|Government Monarchical Felinist republic|
First Juliana I
Last Alexia and Justinian
|Legislature Meclis (Assembly)|
|Area 856,800 km²|
|Population 99,741,356 (3543)|
|Currency Barmenistan (BAR)|
The Felinist Republic of Barmenia or Barmenian Felinist Republic was the official name of Barmenistan under the rule of the Mede Dynasty and its subsidiary branches, Temrkai Mede and Mede-Jubilee. Building on the ruling ideology of both the Feline Homeland of Barmenia and the Sacred Feline Empire of Barmenia, the Felinist Republic was officially a Felinist republic under a system of constitutional monarchy. In Barmenian political theory, the Shah/Shahbanu was not an ordinary constitutional monarch, but Jezmrjkai (Brmék: Great Protector) of the Felinist Republic. This being a result of Felinist Barmenistan's historical conflict with several monarchic powers usually affiliated with the Caliphate and Ahmadism, as opposed to Felinist Republicanism. The traditional throne room in Varishehr as well as the institution itself was refereed to as the Sun-Cured Throne.
The constitutional tradition of Barmenistan was based on the principle of subsidiarity, meaning that at least in theory, matters ought to be handled by the smallest, lowest, or least centralized authority capable of addressing that matter effectively. Many matters ranging from worker's rights, environmental protection, infrastructure and laws on morality were handled at the local level, by the Prtastats, as the federal subjects were called. Despite bans on religious schools and heavy government interference in the religious sphere, the Felinist Republic was a mildly theocratic state, lacking both formal and informal separation of Church and State. The choice of the electorate was widely believed to be divinely inspired, as voters were encouraged by both the government and by the (legal) religious establishment to contemplate, pray and meditate before casting their vote.