Borea (Esquarium)

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Borea
Clockwise from top, Theravada Buddhist Temple in Kaona; Palace in southern Tinza; tea field in Jathana; mountains in Razaria
Area (km²) TBA
Population 1,173,734,819
Density TBA
Countries  Aucuria
 Ceresnia
 Chokashia
 Evroseia
 Kaona
 Lecia
 Jathana
 Min
 Narmada
 Razaria
 Refidian
 Senria
 Tinza
 Xiaodong
Languages Atlian, Aucurian, Chokash, Kaonese, Lec, Slovianic, Senrian, French, Pala, Tinzan, Xiaodongese, Jathani, Refidi
Nominal GDP TBA
GDP per capita TBA
Capital cities Jabar Daeng Meuang
Narmada Jamnagar
Jathana Lakpur
Tinza Ladumra
Min Sijang
Xiaodong Rongzhuo
Ceresnia Trafov
Razaria Čirograd
Refidian Gyelkre
Evroseia Vladevsemir
Other major cities Jabar Phuko
Phaonam Songchin
Min Kahavan
Xiaodong Baiqiao

Borea is a continent in Esquarium, comprising of various Slavic and Monic nations, each with a long history. Borea is also home to the Refidi people, an isolated group of people that may not have any living relatives. It shares maritime borders with Lahudica to the east and Nautasia to the south, in addition to land borders with Velkia to the west. The population of Borea is around 1,173,734,819 as of 2016.

Historic Events

Human life has been prevalent in Borea since at least 50,000 BCE, with migration taking place from Velkia and Lahudica. Modern day southwest Tinza, Min and Xiaodong housed the earliest forms of life in Borea followed soon by migration to Kebenajaya, Jathana and Kaona. Borea is the birthplace of Buddhism and Hinduism.

Borea during medieval times became the centre of several expansive Monic empires, with Min and Tinza having the most influential and largest of these empires. Borea also traded and came into contact extensively with Monic civilisations in Velkia and Lahudica, with Minjian spreading to Borea around 2000 BCE. Alongside empires, Borea also hosted nomads in its central steppes, city states across its coastal regions and petty kingdoms. Borea's status as a intermediary between Velkia to the west, Lahudica to the east and Nautasia to the south enabled it to serve a vital role in becoming a major trading post for many empires. By the common era, eastern Borea was largely Monic in character, from the more Confucian states in the east and the Buddhist civilisations in the west whilst northern Borea had largely been settled by Slavic people's. The spread of Islam in the middle ages also saw southeast Borea become Islamised. During the middle ages Borea was the richest and most vibrant region in Esquarium, possessing large wealthy empires such as the Razarian Empire in the north.

The early modern period saw Borea go into a serious state of decline. Eastern Borea came under the influence of Tuthina whilst colonial powers such as Luziyca expanded into western and southern Borea. In the 1800's northern Borea saw the collapse of the Razarian Empire in the "Dark Decades" whilst east Borea saw several historically influential states - such as Tinza and Narmada - enter declines. By the end of the 1800's northern Borea had devolved into a backwater whilst eastern Borea saw the rise of Xiaodong as a regional power.

During the late 1800's and throughout the 20th century Borea was the centre place of several conflicts, mostly anti-colonial in nature. These included the Baiqiao Revolution, Crisis of the New Millenium, Senrian-Xiaodongese War, Min-Xiaodongese War, Tinzan-Xiaodongese War, Narmadan independence, Kaonese Revolutionary War, the Silent Revolution and Razarian Civil War amongst others which led to the independence or political change of most Borean nations. Since the late 20th century Borea has enjoyed greater political stability and consistent economic growth, with many Borean countries being amongst the fastest growing economies in the world.

Terrain and Climate

Geopolitics

Demographics

Sovereign states

Country Population HDI Capital Government GDP per capita (nominal)
 Ceresnia 35,748,101 0.791 Trafov Unitary semi-presidential republic $10,859
 Jathana 33,250,000 0.681 Lakpur Unitary parliamentary absolute monarchy $1,342
 Kaona 15,725,961 0.555 Daeng Meuang Single-party Kongsomist state $1,826
 Min 54,332,012 0.773 Sijang Parliamentary constitutional monarchy $17,143
 Transborea 93,118,050 0.727 Tszagastöyn Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy $9,671
 Razaria 41,821,045 0.686 Čirograd Unitary tvrdjavist one-party syaye $2,310
 Refidian 2,856,503 0.946 Gyelkre Constitutional Monarchy $61,309
 Tinza 82,791,283 0.691 Ladumra Imperial absolute monarchy under a civilian dictatorship $12,782
 Xiaodong 77,360,000 0.691 Rongzhuo Unitary National Principlist dominant-party state $5,202

Economics

Culture