Edreland

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The Republic of Edreland
Eileanan Aonaranach
Flag
Motto: In terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis
Peace on earth to men of goodwill
Anthem: Prionnsa nan Dùthchannan
Prince of Nations
Capital
and largest city
Tremaine
Official languages None officially recognized
Recognised national languages English, Siarish
Ethnic groups (2018) 56% Southern Edrish, 19% Siarish, 11% Northern Edrish, 14% Other
Demonym Edrish
Government Unitary semi-presidential republic
 -  President Gavin Fletcher
Since 3 August 2013
 -  Prime Minister Nicholas Jardine
Since 22 October 2016
Establishment
 -  Traditional unification 9 January 1011 
 -  End of monarchy 2 June 1914 
 -  Presidential republic inaugurated 10 February 1915 
Population
 -  2018 census 14,788,122
GDP (nominal) 2018 estimate
 -  Total $467 billion
 -  Per capita $42,144
HDI (2018)Decrease 0.920
very high
Currency Mark (REM)
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Drives on the right
Calling code +121
Internet TLD .ed

Edreland, officially the Republic of Edreland, is a semi-presidential republic located in northern Asura, a continent in Aeia. The country has a population of about 14.7 million. It is bordered on all sides by the waters of the North Sea. The nation's exclusive economic zone borders those of Glanodel, Tyronova, and Aleia. Edreland's capital and largest city is Tremaine, located on the coast of the Asuran Channel. The northwesternmost island, Siar, enjoys partial autonomy from the central government.

Edreland was founded in 1011 by Edward the Unifier, who united the four kingdoms of the Tetrarchy into a single state. Edward's Fiodhàrd dynasty ruled for 183 years, during which time the power of local magnates faded as the crown became a strong executive institution. During the 11th century, Edreland abandoned traditional religions and converted to Alydianism under response to Newreyan pressure. In 1132, Siar was conquered in the Third War of Subjugation; Edrish political control did not last and tensions between the two kingdoms would endure for centuries. Under the House of Uaileam, which ruled from 1194 to 1405, Edreland experienced a growth of national identity as the feudal system slowly declined, dying out altogether in the 16th century which witnessed the beginning of the Northern Renaissance, which swept across Asura during this time, in the kingdom. After several failed colonial ventures, Edreland did not pursue a policy of colonialism during the Age of Enlightenment, and maintained neutrality during the 19th century, which paid dividends when the kingdom was spared the devastation of the Great War from 1895 to 1899.

By this time, the monarchy was weakening. From 1911 to 1914, unrest swept the nation, culminating in the Edrish Revolution in 1914 which saw the last king, Albert II, abdicate on 2 June. Republican leaders hammered out a new government at the People's Convention; the first President, Paul Erskine, took office in February 1915. Edreland continued to pursue nonaligned foreign policy during the 20th century, a time that saw the republic's economy transition away from old industries, increasingly focusing on oil exports.