North Vyvland

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Kingdom of Vyvland
Konglaan Vyvluds
Koninkrijk Foelland

1935–1983

Flag

Anthem
Yn laan vro yses ohl
Capital Vlud
Language(s) Vyvlander Helish
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
King
 - 1935-1952 Gusdaav III
 - 1952-1979 Welelm IV
 - 1979-1983 Verdnand
Prime Minister
 - 1935-1937 Mafjas Tupper
 - 1980-1983 Abram Zymeker
Legislature Parliament
 - Upper house Royal Chamber
 - Lower house National Diet
History
 - Accords of Nencia 1935
 - Reunification 1983
Area
 - 1983 129,012 km2 (49,812 sq mi)
Population
 - 1983 est. 15,982,502 
     Density 123.9 /km2  (320.9 /sq mi)
Currency Kron (K)

North Vyvland (Vyvlander: Norfvyvlu, officially the Kingdom of Vyvland, Vyvlander: Konglaan Vyvluds) was a country which existed in what is today the northern half of Vyvland, whose capital and largest city was Vlud. It came into being when the Accords of Nencia were signed in 1935, and was ruled by a constitutional monarchy which gradually allowed greater political freedoms and civil rights, sharing power with the Parliament. This led to speedy economic growth, and by reunification in 1983, the North's GDP per capita was two times that of the nationalist South.

The limits of North Vyvland were officially established on the 25th March 1953, at the end of the Vyvlander Civil War. At the same time, the countries of Magane, an ex-Vyvlander colony, and South Vyvland were created. Although officially declared as the successor state to the pre-1935 Kingdom of Vyvland, North Vyvland is recognised by most historians as a separate entity.

History

The first King, Gusdaav III, remained hostile to South Vyvland, ordering the expansion of the armed forces to deal with threats. He was supported by generally conservative Prime Ministers Bewald vun Grunir and Morten Haarden for the first half of his reign, who cooperated with the King and on numerous occasions launched military excursions into the South, weakening their power. However, tactics towards South Vyvland became more peaceful after 1945, when Socialist Kresdov-Bernurd Ekt came to power following North Vyvland's refusal to accommodate Swedish Vyvlander refugees from the South.

The Socialist governments of the period from the period of 1945-52 were generally weak, with cooperation needed with the People's Party often needed to maintain a majority. However, this was offset by a settled period known as the "Age of Consensus", in which all three main parties agreed to implement a number of welfare reforms and tax increases to combat the large poverty in industrial centres, especially in Lyksdal and around, especially in the wake of popular Prime Minister Frig Brayeer's unexpected 1951 death.

North Vyvland's economy was growing well during this period, helped by a burgeoning service sector and healthy manufacturing delivering a large volume of exports. Much of this was attributed to the eight-year premiership of Payl Klosders. However, by the end of his term in 1960, industrial decline had begun to set in and trade unions, most prominently the powerful Workers' Union and Public Sector Solidarity Front, had started to organise multiple strikes. Although Rasmys Blymborg, Prime Minister from 1965, promised to take a tough line on the strikes, they continued to escalate, culminating in the 1967-8 Stanmer riots against the poor industrial situation and the centralised Vlud-based government. The uprising involved seven months of protests and occupation of the streets of Lyksdal, then the largest city in all Vyvland. Blymborg responded using violent means, including using automatic weapons against protestors on 12th May 1968.

The poor public perception of Blymborg's actions, and continuing support for the strikers and protestors, resulted in the resignation of Blymborg's cabinet and a vote of no confidence in Blymborg himself. This prompted snap elections ten days after the shooting, which returned opposition leader Gunfre Smef-Hoyg as Prime Minister with a large majority. Smef-Hoyg quickly introduced reforms, limiting the power of the monarchy and devolving power to the newly-established system of Provincial Diets. Smef-Hoyg's premiership also saw the introduction of a minimum wage and support for Gelai Antelope's democratic reforms in Namor.

The assassination of South Vyvlander dictator Erman Sanker on 17th October 1980 was shortly followed by the election of Abram Zymeker as Prime Minister in the North. Zymeker worked to increase cooperation with Southern leaders, especially Ans Eloim, during the unstable period, culminating in negotiations being entered between representatives from the two countries in late 1982. The two countries reunited on 23rd June 1983.

Geography

North Vyvland's limits were demarcated by a straight horizontal east-west line running centrally across the island to the south of Vlud and Lyksdal. The line adjoined the Bajre Mountains, whose peaks were used for the eastern section of the border.

Administratively, North Vyvland was composed of eight provinces; Bajre, Deg, Helland, Stanmer, Seerm, Vlud, Wesel and Wik. Until 1946, the city of Mafiy was free from provincial control, while Sdaamro was split into North and South divisions. These provinces were directly transferred from the eighteen former provinces of unified Vyvland, with adjustments made where only a small amount of one province fell within the Northern borders. As such, small amounts of Kros were affixed to Stanmer and Wesel, while part of Brudon was put under the control of Wik.