Vorona, formally known as the Federal Republic of Vorona and previously known as Deltaria Nova, is a island state located in the Anantonese Ocean. The island is located to the south of Statrica and west of Ntoto.
The official language is Luthori or Balali and Rajjuti are spoken by their respective ethnic groups. Little is known about Vorona's history prior to Bala colonization. The only known fact was that it was inhabited by indigenous ethnic groups related to the Shinjalans of Sekowo and Lourenne who were later wiped out as a result of genocide. The first settlers arrived in Vorona around 2300, and three centuries later, in 2560, the country became independent.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography and Climate
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
Etymology[edit | edit source]
"নতুন বালা" translates to "New Bala", named after the nation of origin of the early discoverers and following colonizers. The original name, "Vorona", comes from the Trigunian word "Voron" (ворон) meaning "Raven".
History[edit | edit source]
Pre-Colonization[edit | edit source]
Vorona's history spans many centuries from the colonization of the island by Bala to independence. Before colonization, the island was inhabited by groups of indigenous people who originated from Dovani and had settled on Vorona centuries before the Bala's discovered the country. Archaeologists and historians agree that the island's original inhabitants excelled at ship-building but were also tribal and had no concept of democracy or government.
The island was a prime target for the Balali Empire. Its resources were plentiful, and they were the envy of the world. It also served as a strategic position between Dovani and Seleya, permitting safe travel between the two large continents.
Settlements[edit | edit source]
It is widely accepted that the earliest known records of an established Balali colony on the island date back to 2308, but records also show that Bala could have began settling as far back as 2300. The settlers went on to initiate in genocide of the indigenous peoples which led to the extinction of the native population.
The Deltarian colony adopted the name Deltaria Nova, often referred to as New Deltaria. The colony was used primarily to expand the Deltarian Empire's policy of serfdom and to boost trade. The Deltarian nobility came to dominate the island following the Czar's liberalization of labor and slave laws. Tobacco, cotton, wheat, and sugar plantations covered much of the island. Wheat and sugar became major exports for the colony for some time, with profits going to the island's nobility as well as back to the Deltarian homeland. The Czar limited citizenship to landowners children of Deltarian nationals, preventing rights from being held by other groups of people.
Independence to Present[edit | edit source]
Independence was officially accomplished in June 2560, which was also when the name "Vorona" was adopted.
Following riots and a lack of government throughout the months of 3763 and early 3764, the Vorona Conservative Party took power and began proposing legislation to revert the nation back to a constitutional monarchy. In October 3765, the Magna Edictum (Great Edict) of 3764 passed and the Voronan Crown was restored again. However, in January 3773, the Magna Edictum was repealed and the Voronan Crown was abolished after eight years.
In August 3776, Voronan boots were officially on the ground in Lourenne after months of only financial aid being sent to the nation. The Voronan government was aiding the Democratic Conservative Party in the Lourenne Civil War.
In October 3777, strained tensions between Vorona and Zardugal finally broke when it was revealed that the Zardic government was going to declare war on Vorona. President George Cromwell consequently requested a declaration of war before the Congress, and the Voronan-Zardic War began.
In September 4726, The Vorona Green Party took control of the House of Commons and presidency and drastically changed the Country. They abolished the Republic and implemented a Monarchy under King Percy the 1st.
Geography and Climate[edit | edit source]
Geography[edit | edit source]
Vorona is a single island located off the west coast of the continent of Dovani. It is located east of Gaduridos and north of Indrala. The center of Vorona is mountainous while the outer edges of the island are flat and densely forested. Sandy beaches cover most of the coast of the island.On the north end of the island grasslands cover the landscape. The grasslands have been cultivated into good farming land that fuels the dairy and agricultral industry.
Climate[edit | edit source]
Vorona experiences cold winters and mild summers. Rain occurs mainly in spring and winter, with summer and autumn being generally dry. Temperatures vary from season to season. In the summer, temperatures have been known to reach 35°C but usually average around 20°C, while in the winter, temperatures have been known to plummet to -15°C. The average yearly temperature is 15°C. Rain falls on average 103 days of the year. In the mountains snow is common and ski resorts and tourism is popular there.
Politics[edit | edit source]
Government[edit | edit source]
Vorona is governed under a Monarchy. The Congress of Vorona is the nation's unicameral legislature and consists of 399 elected representatives who each represent equal-sized districts containing approximately 100,000 people. The House of Commons meets in the Parliament situated in the capital of Vorona, Godwinchester. Elections are held every four years, but snap (early) elections are frequent until recent times. The position of Government House Leader is given to the governing party. They regulate the House of Commons and work alongside the Opposition House Leader and the Speaker of the House. The position of Opposition House Leader is reserved for the Official Opposition Party. The cabinet is formed by the Prime Minister and is voted upon the House during the throne speech (First Government bill).
Parties[edit | edit source]
There are 3 Main parties in Vorona. The right wing Liberal Conservative Union, the left wing Vorona Green Party and the left wing Socialist Party. Currently the Liberal Conservative Union has a majority government.
Foreign relations[edit | edit source]
Vorona is a member nation of the FIFA World Cup, and has signed the Treaty of the Collective Security and Cooperation Organization, World Nuclear Treaty, and and the Global Emancipation Treaty. It has formal diplomatic relations with Kirlawa, Deltaria, Zardugal, Beluzia, Lodamun, Davostan, Selucia, Kanjor, and Rildanor.
Recently, tensions have risen between Zardugal and Vorona. In 3774, Vorona reclaimed Zardugal-owned oil rigs around the island and Vorona ceased all diplomatic relations with Zardugal.
Administrative divisions[edit | edit source]
Law enforcement[edit | edit source]
Military[edit | edit source]
The Voronan Armed Forces consist of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Elite Forces. The Ministry of Defense, lead by the Minister of Defense, is responsible for oversight and administration of the Voronan Armed Forces and all matters relating to the military and national security. The President is the Commander-in-Chief of the Voronan Armed Forces.
Economy[edit | edit source]
The currency is the Veronan Telar (VT).
Vorona specializes in agriculture, shipbuilding, fishing, and manufacturing. Cotton, sugar, and wheat are the main crops grown extensively on farms covering parts of the island. Fishing is the primary industry in coastal towns, while manufacturing is most prominent in cities. Vorona imposes a tariff on imports to keep Vorona manufacturers competitive within the nation's markets.
Verona's north is mainly farmland. The traditional cheese makers of that region are world renown for their cheeses such as the Stinking Godwinchester, the Sharp Campham and the Voronan Cheese are some examples. The cheese industry is supplemented with milk and other dairy products and so the country exports dairy products. Along with grain, wheat and sugar agriculture is the largest export in Vorona.
The new and fast-growing industry in Vorona is energy. Oil is the primary form, and following the acquisition of oil rigs off the coast of
Vorona, oil prices dropped considerably and it became the second-largest export.
Infrastructure[edit | edit source]
Demographics[edit | edit source]
Cultural demographics: Luthori - 55% Bala (Bengali) - 32% Rajutti (Indians) - 8% Other - 5%
Bishopal Church (Protestant Christianity) - 40% Aurorian Patriachal Church (Catholicism) - 10% Ahmadi (Islam) - 20% Geraja (Hinduism) - 10%
No religion - 5% Other - 2%
Languages: Luthori(English),Balali(Bengali),and Washebarian (Hindi)
Culture[edit | edit source]
Literature[edit | edit source]
The most famous piece of Voronan literature is "Nothwulf", written by Waerbeald Leof in 2783. The story is a fantasy and describes how "Nothwulf", a peasant, defends "Mund", a king, against a hideous mythical monster known as "Wyrm". Another famous Voronan writer, Hygebeorht Acwaldingas, wrote a dystopian political novel in 3291 which was translated into Luthorian and became known as "Two Thousand Three Hundred and Eight". The book denounces the politics of Deltarian rule on the island and denounces slavery and other tyrannical laws.
More contemporary works of literature have also gained prominence and fame, such as Mary Abrams "Henry Hare", a satirical novel about Voronan life told through the setting of an animal village, written in 3633. "Sir Sheldon Sherwood" by Denis Crawford, and written in 3724 is a comedic novel about the journey of Sir Sheldon Sherwood around the various uninhabited islands off the west coast of Dovani and his eventual return to his home in Vorona.
Poetry has long been a cultural staple of Vorona, but many records of them have been lost and the remaining few are passed along only by word of mouth. It has often been suggested that there were more poems in Vorona than there are people. The most famous recorded poem in Vorona, however, is a text written in the Doron language known as "Soldaten" (The Soldier). It refers to Vorona as 'Et sted, der er evigt Deltarske' (A place that is forever Deltarian). It has recently received criticism for referencing historical events that have been offensive to many Voronans, and has not been read or spoken of in many years.
Music[edit | edit source]
Voronans learn folk songs at an early age, and radio stations across the nation play folk songs. Unlike most of Terra neither pop music nor rock music is popular in Vorona. However, classical music is listened to by many Voronans. Vorona boasts a large number of conservatories and orchestras which play throughout Vorona and Terran.
Cinema[edit | edit source]
Television ownership in Vorona has long been low, but with new industries and increased trade, television ownership has been on the rise and is now at 67%. The famous film "Pig Farm", a political satire film which mocks Deltarian politics, is a hit in Vorona.
Media[edit | edit source]
The largest and most circulated newspaper in Vorona is The Godwinchester Telegraph, read by approximately 9,000,000 Voronans daily. The main newspaper for Northerners is the Patriot Gazette Other large newspapers include The Vorona Daily News, The Campham Tribune, and The Strathport Times. Many smaller town newspapers also exist, though they usually report on only local news.
Architecture[edit | edit source]
Many buildings on farms and in rural areas are made of wood, whereas urban areas now create buildings made of brick, stone, and concrete.
Vorona's capital city, Godwinchester, features many classical styles and the buildings there are made predominately of brick, stone, and concrete. More modern structures, such as skyscrapers and glass buildings, can be seen throughout Vorona's largest city, Inverdale.
Sport[edit | edit source]
The most popular sport in Vorona is football, which is also the national sport. Voronans with television watch football games while many more attend games held at stadiums and playing fields. Vorona is also a member nation of the FIFA World Cup.