Kimlien (Dinh: Kim Liên), also known as Jinlian (Indralan: 金蓮 Jīnlián) officially known as the Royal Republic of Kimlien (Dinh: 國加金蓮 Cộng hòa Hoàng gia Kim Liên, Indralan: 金莲皇家共和国 Jīnlián huángjiā gònghéguó) is a nation located in the South of the continent of Dovani, bordering the Hanzen Republic to the north, Xsampa to the east, and the Wigglesworth Gulf to the South and West. Kimlien gained her independence first in 3355, following the Southern Hemisphere War. Following the invasion and subsequent colonization of Kimlien by Xsampa-Hanzen in the 4410s, Kimlien again gained her independence through the Kimlien War of Independence.
- Gao-Showa people arrived in the region during the Early Middle Ages, and in time gained a separate identity as the Dinh, or Southern Gao-Showa. In 1058, the Dinh created the Kingdom of Kimlien, which was brought under the cultural influence of the Empire of Gao-Soto. As is the case with the other South Dovani states, the pre-modern history of Kimlien is largely unknown. The
As Dovani was being colonized beginning with the 25th century, Indrala, wishing to establish her presence on the mainland, established a protectorate over the Kingdom of Kimlien in 2536. In 2591, after having ratified the Dovani for the Dovanians treaty, Indrala formally annexed the kingdom, under the name of New Indrala. The kingdom was reorganized as the Kimlien Territory, a special territory of Indrala, in 2634. Throughout the colonial period, there was nationalist opposition to Indralan rule.
In 3343, the Southern Hemisphere War started, whereby Indrala declared war on Zardugal and invaded the Zardic colonies in Dovani. In 3348, Zardugal invaded the Kimlien Territory, and sponsored nationalist opposition to Indralan rule, most notably the Dinh League. The Takstov peace treaty of 3355 that ended the war granted Kimlien independence, under Indralan protection.
Kimlien was ruled as a one-party communist state from 4740-4781, when the Communists were forced into holding multi-party elections, in which they lost spectacularly and the Royalist Party won the election, going into coalition with the Kimlien Right, an economically liberal and right-wing party.
Although one of the South Dovani states that gained independence in 3355, Kimlien's status is somewhat more different. Kimlien was not officially a colony, but a "special territory", similarly to Dalibor, and thus was considered a full part of Indrala. For this reason, there is a large number of Indralan settlers in Kimlien, living in the region for generations. Also unlike the former Zardic colonies, Kimlien has had a long history of self-government, with elections for a Legislative Assembly taking place regularly. Nevertheless, the presence of a large Indralan minority creates numerous tensions, including with the government of Indrala, and is a source of political instability.
The government of Kimlien takes place in the framework of a unitary representative democracy. Just like its unique history, its form of government is also unique, following the principle of a "Royal Republic" similar to the first royal republic in Cildania. A Royal Republic recognizes a royal house that has had significant contributions to the history of the nation as the official symbol of the nation, giving the house a yearly income and making it a symbol of the nation as a whole. Other then symbolics it has no power whatsoever, with the state functioning like a regular republic with a directly elected Royal Commissioner serving as HOS and a parliament appointing a Prime Minister who serves as HOG. The parliament, a unicameral body named the Royal Assembly, is elected every 5 years using a proportional system of election.
Parties in the Royal Assembly, 4915
|Name in Dinh||Name in Indralan||Name in Luthori||Ideology||Seats|
|Liên Minh Dân Chủ||民主联盟
|Democratic Alliance||Royalism, anti-communism, Soft nationalist, conservative|
|Đảng Lao động Xanh||绿色工党
|Green Labour Party||Green politics, Democratic Socialism, Progressivism|
|Đảng hòa giải dân tộc||民族和解党
Mínzú héjiě dǎng
|Party for National Reconciliation||Nationalist, Right-wing, Right-wing Populism|
|Liên minh Tự do Xã hội||社会自由联盟
Shèhuì zìyóu liánméng
|Coalition of Social Liberals||Social Liberal, Liberalism, Center politics|
|Công đoàn 4920||联盟4920
|Union 4920||Center right, Liberal Conservative|
|Diễn đàn dân chủ xã hội||社会民主论坛
Shèhuì Mínzhǔ Lùntán
|Social Democratic Forum||Center left, Social Democracy|
|Mặt trận nông thôn thống nhất||统一农村阵线
Tǒngyī Nóngcūn Zhènxiàn
|United Rural Front||Right wing, Agrarianism, neo-Haukism|