Hennehouwe

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Hennish Republic
Hennische Republiek
Flag Emblem of the State
Motto: "Eendracht Maakt Macht"
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Hennehouwe (dark green) in Euclea (light green and light grey) and in the Euclean Community (light green).
Capital
and largest city
s'Holle
Official languages Hennish
Recognised regional languages Petois, Hoeltish
Ethnic groups Hennish (81%)
Petois (8.1%)
Hoeltish (7.7%)
Other (3.2%)
Demonym Hennish
Government Federal republic
 -  Stadtholder Adriaan Wilhelm Paulus
 -  Prime Minister Rupert van Bleiswijk
Legislature States-General
Independence from Gaullica
 -  Kingdom 1452 
 -  Hennish Partition 1537 
 -  Grand Duchy of Flamia 1719 
 -  Annexation by Gaullica 1740s/50s 
 -  Second Republic 1855 
 -  Third Republic 1935 
 -  Founded the EC 1 January 1948 
Area
 -  130,279 km2
50,301 sq mi
Population
 -  2014 estimate 17,100,000
 -  2014 census 17,125,503
 -  Density 131.45/km2
1,135.67/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2015 estimate
 -  Total 831.411 billion
 -  Per capita 48,548.12
Gini (2015)23.7
low
HDI (2015)0.934
very high
Currency Euclo (EUC (€))
Time zone Euclean Standard Time
Date format mm-dd-yy
Drives on the right
Calling code +555

The Hennish Republic, commonly known as Hennehouwe, is a sovereign state and federal republic on the westernmost coast of Euclea. It borders Gaullica to the south, Kesselbourg and Vredlandia to the west, and Estmere to the north.

Weranic peoples have inhabited Hennehouwe since prehistoric times, emerging into history as the Hennish and the Hoeltish. The region was a part of the Solarian Empire, making up the majority of the Province of Flamia. When the Solarian Empire collapsed, the Verliquoian Empire retained control over much of Flamia. Northern regions of the province were lost due to lack of control and conquest by Weranic tribes. The Kingdom of Reek was established in the north. It was conquered by the Verique and became a part of the Verliquoian Empire.

The modern day state is descended from the Kingdom of Hennehouwe, a medieval kingdom founded on New Year's Day, 1452 in Zilverzee by delegates rebelling against Gaullica from the Hennish Counties. The rebellion was part of the War of the Jeans, which saw the Verliquoian Empire collapse and evolve into the Empire of Gaullica. The Hennish counties were able to successfully secure their independence, establishing the Kingdom of Hennehouwe in 1401. During the Amendist Reformation, the teachings of Johan Kasper became mainstream, particularly in the northern counties. The country was embroiled in religious strife. During the Amendist Wars, the country was partitioned by sectarian lines between Estmere and Gaullica. The Kasperist northern counties were organized into the Estmerish-backed First Hennish Republic while the Catholic southern counties became part of the Gaullican-backed Duchy of Flamia.

The First Republic colonizes Nimear. Gilded Wars leads to reunification and the creation of the Grand Duchy of Flamia. Nimear and the First Republic are both absorbed by the Duchy. In the 1740s, the Estmerish-Hennish War saw the Grand Duchy's defeat by the Estmerish New Royal Army. Nimear was conquered by Estmere. Gaullica invaded Flamia soon after and annexed it entirely. Hennish revolutionaries aided the anti-Gaullican alliance during the War of the Triple Alliance. After the war, Hennehouwe was granted independence and the Second Republic was formed as a buffer state between Gaullica and Estmere. In the lead up to the Great War, Functionalist Gaullica annexed the ethnically !Walloon regions in the south, in addition to neighboring Kesselbourg. The Gaullicans installed a new independent government led by functionalists and Gaullican sympathizers. The legitimate Hennish government fled s'Holle for the northern counties, bringing the country's gold reserves with them. The government went into exile in Ashcombe after fleeing north into Estmere.