The Talmorian Republic (Mbowema: Talmori Republic; Keobi: Talmori Ripọblik; Orun: Talmore Olominira), commonly known as Talmoria, is a sovereign state located in central-western Dovani. Talmoria borders Statrica to the west, north and east; Utembo to the south-east and Ntoto to the south.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
The country of "Talmoria" is named after the Ameliorate missionary Jacobus Talmor, who is considered to be the father of the nation. After Talmoria gained independence the new country needed a new name. Talmoria was chosen to honor Jacobus Talmor's role in establishing the Orange Colony which eventually evolved into the modern state.
Of course the native Asli population continued to refer to the land as "Asli Jamana" or Asli country. Although by the 17th century they too began calling it Talmoria.
History[edit | edit source]
Government and politics[edit | edit source]
Talmoria, officially the Asli Sultanate, is a constitutional monarchy lead by the Sultan of Asli who doubles as the Emir of Talmoria; the Sultan is the head of state and reserves several important head of state authorities and powers. The most notable being the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Talmoria, receiving and accrediting ambassadors and playing a role in international politics as the de facto foreign representative of Talmoria. The head of government, who is appointed by the Parliament (the national legislature), is the Chief Minister of the Council of Ministers.
Executive branch[edit | edit source]
The Chief Minister of the Council of Ministers of the Asli Sultanate, the formal title, often referred to simply as the Chief Minister, is the head of government and operational day to day head of the government of Talmoria. The Chief Minister also shares the special title of "Advisor to the Sultan" giving him direct access as the de facto advisor to the Sultan on domestic matters.
Legislative branch[edit | edit source]
The Parliament of Talmoria is the legislative branch of the Asli Sultanate. It is based off of the Luthori-system in which the leader of the largest party or coalition is made the Chief Minister of Talmoria. The Chief Minister is required to provide regular updates in the form of "Chief Minister's Questions" often abbreviated as "CMQ" during the sessions of the Parliament. Members of the Talmorian Parliament are elected in single member constituencies from across the country. As of current law the Parliament of Talmoria has 450 Members of Parliament, generally they attach "MP" to the end of their name as an honor.
The Speaker of the Parliament is the day to day operator of Parliament and is responsible for a wide array of duties within the Parliament including monitoring debates and discussions, bringing votes to the floor and generally enforcing parliamentary procedure on the legislators.
Judiciary[edit | edit source]
The judiciary in Talmoria can best be described as a hybrid system that culminates in the Supreme Court, the highest court of the land with 11 Justices and 1 Chief Justice. The Supreme Court of the Sultanate, the official title, is responsible for all matters pertaining to the constitution and the constitutionality of laws passed within the country. Underneath the Supreme Court, which is divided into Criminal and Civil Terms are the respective regional courts that belong to the central government.
Each of the five states in Talmoria possess a State Supreme Court which is operated by the Ministry of Justice and responsible for state-level matters, the State Supreme Court is the only court that can handle appeals which are then sent to the Supreme Court for review. Beneath the State Supreme Courts are the District Courts which are likewise operated by the Ministry of Justice with some involvement by the respective states. District courts are responsible for district matters and handle all cases as local courts beneath the district level do not exist.
The judiciary in Talmoria has widely been viewed with suspicion and mistrust, largely due to corruption. In addition to the courts, cases may be resolved by a "Trial of Wicked Blades" though this has largely fallen out of favor and officially has been banned by the government several times, the most recent by the Sultan's Movement in 4751.
Administrative Divisions[edit | edit source]
Talmoria is divided into five Dyamani(Provinces), four on the coast of St. Sebastian Gulf and one in middle of Talmoria. The Dyamani are merely administrative divisions and they serve mostly ceremonial purposes, having been stripped of almost all their powers. The Governors of the Dyamani are selected by the Prime Minister, approved by the Senate, and formally appointed by the monarch. The Dyamamni are further divided into 114 counties, each of them governed by a city, rural, municipal or town council.
Geography & Climate[edit | edit source]
At 938,300 km², Talmoria is the Dovani's smallest country. It lies under Rasten Mountains Range at west, Huotet Plateau on north and above Gulf St. Sebastian on south.
Talmoria is mountainous in the north part from west to east, where Mount Patorale, Talmoria's highest peak, is situated. To the south and east are the Great Lakes of, respectively, Lake Maumba and Lake Tamanzuke (the continent's deepest lake, known for its unique species of fish). South-east Talmoria Basin comprises a large plateau, with plains and arable land. The southern shore is hot and humid. There are also many scattered desserts.
Talmoria contains many large and ecologically significant wildlife parks. The government of Talmoria through its department of tourism has embarked on a campaign to promote the St. Peter water falls in the southwestern region of Polsden as one of Talmoria's main tourist destinations. The St. Peter Falls are the second highest in Dovani.
Climate[edit | edit source]
Talmoria has a oceanic climate. In the highlands, temperatures range between -10 and 15 °C during cold and hot seasons respectively. The rest of the country has temperatures rarely falling lower than 10 °C. The hottest period extends between May and September (28–37 °C) while the coldest period occurs between November and January (8–11 °C /). The climate is cool in high mountainous regions. Talmoria has two major rainfall regions. One is uni-modal (December–February) and the other is bi-modal (October–December and March–May). The former is experienced in south-central, and south-east parts of the country, and the latter is found to the north-east and north-west. As this country lies near the equator, the climate is hot and humid. The easterlies winds cause rainfall in the southern coastal region.