|United Kingdom of Olinda and Torre
Regno Unito di Olinda e Torre
|Motto: Ut luceat omnibus|
Olinda located within South Velkia
|Recognised national languages||Lombard|
|Ethnic groups (2011)||Olindans (94%)
|-||Prime Minister||Geraldus Inacius|
|-||Unification||15 October 1848|
|-||New Lineage||23 December 1927|
118,169.00 sq mi
|GDP (PPP)||2014 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2014 estimate|
|HDI (2015)|| 0.894
|Drives on the||right|
|ISO 3166 code||OLN|
The United Kingdom of Olinda and Torre (pronounced /ɒ.lin.da/ in English), known in Olindan as the Regno Unito di Olinda e Torre, is a sovereign state in Velkia, and is inhabited by 27 million people.
Stone tool evidences indicates that Slavs had already settled in modern Olinda roughly 3,000 years ago. For a long time, the Slavs lived in hostile relation with various mountain peoples, clashing several times with them. The Slavs in modern Olinda were to absorb multiple aspects of the lifestlye of all surrounding cultures, leading to a cultural and lingustic divergence.
Most recorded Olindo-Slavic writing trace back to this period. It is thought that the native tribe of the Makuches stole the writing knowldege of the Olindo-Slavic people, eventually developing their own writing technique within a century. In the 9th century B.C.E, multiple mountain tribes led by the Makuches formed an alliance and conquered other enemy tribes, eventually leading to the formation of the Kapachu Empire. Though significantly large, the Kapachu Empire was in desperate need of fertile land and expanded southwards, something that led to the Anamosa War, a long conflict between several Slavic tribes and the Kapachus. According to mythology, Zlata Mlakar, a notorious Slavic warrior, dreamed of hordes of mountain people sweeping down and through his native village. The 'foreshadowing' scared and warned most of the people in the village, allowing them to defeat the main Kapachu force in a decisive engagement, which resulted in a crushing victory for the Slavs. Historical evidence on the battle is scarce, but it suggests that the village had several defensive positions and a long time of preparations, taking the Kapachu forces by surprise. The battle caused a complete Kapachu withdrawal to the mountains, where the news of defeat, lack of fertile lands and the complete destruction of the main Kapachu army led to the collapse of the Kapachu Empire, which fragmentated into hundreds of micronations. After the defeat of the Kapachu people, various Slavic tribes, moved by common interests, formed the Confederation of the Capibaribe, quickly conquering hegemony in the region.
Arrival of the Lombards
The period of mid-late 1st century B.C.E is the most widely accepted one for the arrival of the first Lombard explorers/settles in modern Olinda. Seeking a way to sail around the southern part of the continent, Lombard explorersAncient Lombard souces say that the first explorers were welcomed friendly by the tribes, except for those of the Confederation of the Capibaribe, which attacked the first Lombard settlers, driving away those who weren't killed or captured. The second Lombard expedition, however, contained military units sent to prevent such attacks from happening again. After rebuilding their settlements, the Lombards came under attack once again by the Slavic tribes, which were defeated in the Battle of Mountese, allowing for settlers to further expand their presence and for reinforcements to arrive in order to consolidate the Lombard presence in Olinda.
- Main article: Olindan Defense Forces
The Olindan Defense Forces are composed of three professional branches: the Olindan Army, Navy and Air Force, managed by the Ministry of Defense and controlled by the War Council, chaired by the Secretary of State for Defense. The Commander-in-Chief is the Olindan monarch, to whom members of the forces swear an oath of allegiance. The total personnel of the Olindan military is estimated at around 270.000 men.