|Republic of Ikanisia
ฃาทารานิราท อิขาน (Ikan)
|Motto: “ยีขีราท ชํ ม้ ห้ คํมคิ” (Our sovereignty will never be threatened”|
and largest city
|Ethnic groups||96% Ikan
|Government||Unitary_Constitutional Presidential Republic|
|-||Prime Minister||Sorapong Wirawaithaya|
|Currency||Ikan Baht (IKB)|
|Drives on the||right|
Ikanisia (อิขาน) officially the Republic of Ikanisia (ฃาทารานิราท อิขาน) is a unitary state and archipelago of several hundred islands on the continent Savai in Aeia. It is bordered to the north by Songdang, to the south by New Timeria, and shares maritime borders with Ajerrin. It has a population of 41.4 million people, 10 million of which live in the sprawling capital city Chatan. The modern nation was founded in 1952 after a socialist revolution led by Somsak Chirathivat successfully toppled a monarchy that had lasted for centuries through many different dynasties. For most of its history, the kingdom was entirely closed off to outside influence and no one from outside its territory was allowed access, creating an extremely homogeneous and secretive culture. The mainland regions of the nation which are now mostly uninhabited were once home to the centre of the empire and its imperial capital Khaochang. As the kingdom became more advanced, successful attempts were made to conquer the islands of the east from local tribes and incorporate them into the growing Ikan Empire. A unique culture and language was developed from the traditions of all these ethnic groups to give Ikan as it is seen today. The kingdom ruled over its territory for centuries until the early 1500s, when for the first time the nation opened its borders to outsiders who were now exploring more of the region. International trade flourished with Ikanisia and the fertile flatlands of western Koh Tanyok became the new centre of the country with several towns and villages appearing along the coast, particularly where the Phen River met the sea. Over the next hundred years as trade prospered until worries of too much foreign influence led to Ikanisia's borders being sealed once more until a new king ascended to power in the mid 19th Century and he eased restrictions allowing the country to welcome foreigners for the second time in its history, this time permanently. Modern Ikanisia is a quickly developing economy with strong manufacturing and fishing sectors. Tourism is another of the nation's primary sources of income, with the many tropical islands and energetic cities attracting millions of overseas visitors every year. Ikanisia is geographically unstable, being prone to both volcanic and seismic activity. Mountains and rainforest dominant most of the Ikanisia with the exception of the urbanised larger islands. The archipelago is home to several protected ecosystems such as mangrove forests and coral reefs. It’s climate is hot and tropical with a distinct wet and dry season.
Early States and Expansion of the Empire
First Ikan Kingdom
Ikanisia and the World
Modern Era and Revolution
Ikanisia consists of a stretch of mainland territory and an expansive eastward stretching archipelago. This mainland chunk of the nation is an untamed wilderness of mountains, valleys and dense rainforest mostly untouched by humans with the exception of several small port towns and the ancient ruins of Khaochang. The largest island Koh Tanyok is now the vibrant heart of the country and is the home of 75% of the total population especially in the sprawling, heavily urbanised and increasingly wealthy capital Chatan. The region surrounding the capital consists of the fertile plains of the western seaboard with plantations of rice, fruit and vegetables. The island's eastern and northern half is mountainous rainforest and features several large active volcanoes as do the other eastern islands of Koh Samsam, Koh Prapon and Koh Imban. Mangrove forests are prominent on many of Ikanisia's islands and coral reefs can be seen in more southerly locations.
In terms of climate, Ikanisia has a hot tropical classification with two distinct seasons, wet (May to October) and dry (October to April). Temperatures rage from anywhere between 29°c to 40°c