Jakania (Tukaric: Cakaniye), officially known as the Republic of Jakania (Tukaric: Cakaniye Cumhuriyeti), is a sovereign state in southern Majatra. Jakania borders Deltaria to the north, Kalopia to the east, the South Ocean to the south and Cobura to the west. The national capital is Dokuz while the largest city by population is the coastal Mesul.
Recent political history in Jakania has been complex and the country has shifted between democracy and dictatorship since its invasion by Deltaria and subsequent liberation in the Deltarian - Coalition War in the mid-4630s. The country is often referred to as a "flawed democracy", referring to the fact that it has the structures and mechanisms of a functioning democracy but lacks some of the associated civil liberties and cultural factors.
The current political structure is a semi-presidential republic. The popularly-elected President takes the lead on certain issues of foreign policy and defence as well as setting the policy agenda through their election. The cabinet, led by the Premier, is responsible to the legislature and in charge of bringing legislation before the Assembly and managing the day-to-day affairs of government.
Jakania's economy is dominated by the oil and gas industry. For many years the dominant firm in this industry was the State Oil Company, a public corporation. The size and value of the company declined during a difficult period for Jakania and international oil markets and it was completely privatised before being re-nationalised in 4738 under the government of Yilma Bal.
In Tukaric, the country is known as Cakaniye.
The region that compromises the modern state of Jakania has a history of conquest by various different imperial powers throughout pre-modern history. The earliest example is the rule of the Augustan Empire in the region from the 5th century CE, the Empire controlled the area for several centuries but was eventually displaced by the Ahmadi Caliphate through the Great Empire of Turjak. Under the Caliphate, Ahmadism took root in the region and persists as the dominant religion in the modern day.Although the Great Empire was originally a vassal of the Caliphate, it eventually broke away and became an self-governing state in its own right. Until the 16th century, the Great Empire controlled modern Jakania and certain surrounding regions but during this time it experienced significant political and economic stagnation. Eventually it collapsed and was replaced by the Turjak Confederation.
The modern Jakanian state was born in the wake of the democratic movements and revolution led by Temiz Ozkan. Ozkan and his movement founded a secular republic that has persisted in some form to the modern day. In the centuries since the revolution, there have been administrations and regimes that have attempted to restore the monarchy as well as to undermine Ozkan's revolutionary principles but in the modern day, most have been discredited.
The northern regions of Jakania have a semi-arid climate while much of the south is verdant grassland.
Government and politicsEdit
Jakania is a semi-presidential republic.
Politics and electionsEdit
Jakania is a multi-party democracy with elections held every five years.
The country is divided into five districts, controlled by governors.
Despite its relatively weak international position, Jakania retains a role in regional affairs. In recent years, the country has developed close relations with key Majatran powers Vanuku and Istalia as well as fellow Ahmadi countries like Solentia and Badara.
The economy of Jakania is primarily export-led, based around the oil and gas industry as well as the agricultural sector.
The agricultural sector has been a traditionally important part of society and the economy, particularly in the country's southern reigons.
The majority of the country is ethnically Turjak. Significant minorities are Kalopian and Majatran. Majatran people in Jakania have traditionally been over-represented in institutions of economic and political power for a variety of historic and cultural reasons.
Most Jakanian people speak Tukaric.
Republic Day is an important part of Jakanian culture.
The art of Jakania reflects the country's history and national culture.
Music in Jakanian incorporates a diverse set of musical traditions and trends, ranging from classical to modern. The country's most well-known and successful export is probably Sezgin Yakin, who gives his name to the largest airport in Dokuz.
The cuisine of Jakania is an example of the country's position at the centre of a cultural crossroads in Majatra. Despite heavy influence from Majatran dominance in the region, particularly during the second millennium, Jakanian cuisine shares many elements and customs with other Jelbo-Tukaric countries and even with some Goa-Shown regions. Especially in the eastern regions of the country and along the southern coast, there are notable similarities with Kalopian and Istalian culinary traditions.
The national sport is oil wrestling.