Verse:Minhay

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Minhay
Minhay
Capital Aškuan
Largest city Aškuan
Official languages Minhast
Spoken languages Minhast, Golahat
Ethnic groups 95% Minhast, 2% Golahat, 1% Peshpeg, 2% Other
Religion 99% Shamanist/Animist, 1% Other
Demonym Minhast
Government Tribal Oligarchy
Area Dunno yet
Population
Dunno yet

Minhay was created by Anyar

History

Prehistoric Period

Signs of human habitation in Minhay date to 2000 BC in the form of middens found on the western coast. Artifacts excavated from these sites triggered heated debate as to who the first settlers of Minhay were, and where and how they arrived. Artifacts such as pottery, tools, weapons, and jewelry bore little if any similarity to those found in Northeast Asia. The artifacts were clearly much more advanced and refined than the Paleosiberian cultures. Ornamentation from these objects featured motifs vastly different from Chinese artifacts dating from the same period.

Iron Age

Classical Period

Age of Ships

Chinese traders, Gull Speaker sailors

Age of Invaders

Contemporary Period

Geography

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Geology

Climate

Politics

Government

Until recently, Minhay was governed, at least on paper, as a parliamentary republic. In reality, the Prefectures retained a great deal of autonomy since Unification, so the central government was weak and ineffectual, so much so that laws passed by Parliament were often ignored by the Prefectures. However, during the 2015 Minhast-Ainu War, an alternative governing body, called the Gubbattūman (War Council), arose. The Gubbattūman consisted of twelve Ikkūne (leaders) from the Twelve Karaks (tribal territories). The War Council's explicit, stated purpose was to coordinate all wartime efforts. A few months after Minhay's victory over the Ainu Federation, the Minhast Nation soon found itself at war again, this time with the Raččean Empire, whose Emperor Čazh Varče sent a war fleet to conquer the country. The invasion attempt ended in the destruction of the entire fleet, and Minhay soon launched a counter-attack on Raččean soil. In spite of the victory over the Raččeans, the Minhast Gubbattūman (War Council) never disbanded. Instead, it dissolved the powerless Parliament shortly after victory and assumed control of the country. Although in theory the country is still considered a democracy, in reality it is ruled by an oligarchy that governs by decree.

The Ikkūne are elected by the Prefects of their respective Karaks and serve a term of six years. However, an Ikkūne can be recalled at any time by a vote of two-thirds of the Prefects of their respective Karak. Nevertheless, the War Council as a whole wields extraordinary political power. It retains absolute control over the country's military and all other matters that deal with international relations and trade, finance, and other spheres that are judged to be of national interest. The execution of laws, rules, and regulations between the Karaks, and the arbitration of disputes between them also fall under the War Council's jurisdiction.

Outside of national policy and foreign affairs, the Karaks are semi-autonomous polities, each of which are divided into several Prefectures. The Prefectures themselves may wield considerable influence within their own Karaks, depending on population, wealth, or historical prestige. Tribal custom and law form the basis of the laws of a Prefecture, and those laws that are common among the majority of Prefectures in a Karak usually become the law of the Karak by default.

Administrative Regions

Karaks

Prefectures

Cities and Municipalities

Villages/Townships

Special Regions and Zones

[Prefecture map here]

Foreign Relations

Ming Empire

Kingdom of Koguryeo

Kirmay Rajahnate

Sultunate of Daligan

Sweden

Norway

Great Britain

United States of America

Military

Demographics

Cities

Ethnic Groups

Languages

Religion

Economy

Information Technology

Tourism

Mention something about ecotourism, which is the main (only?) type of tourism

Culture

Music

Literature

See also