Olinda

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United Kingdom of Olinda and Torre
Regno Unito di Olinda e Torre
Flag Torrean Coat of Arms
Motto: Ut luceat omnibus
Anthem: Além (Beyond)
Olinda located within South Velkia
CapitalTorre
Largest San Vicent
Official languages Olindan
Recognised national languages Lombardian
Ethnic groups (2011) Olindans (94%)

Slavs (5%)

Other (1%)
Demonym Olindan
Government Constitutional Monarchy
 -  King Alfredo IX
 -  Prime Minister Geraldus Inacius
Establishment
 -  Unification 15 October 1848 
 -  New Lineage 23 December 1927 
Area
 -  306,057.00 km2
118,169.00 sq mi
 -  Water (%) 0.3
Population
 -  2011 estimate 27.123.402
 -  2010 census 27.021.324
 -  Density 88/km2
227.90/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2014 estimate
 -  Total 946.103.302.000
 -  Per capita 34.881
GDP (nominal) 2014 estimate
 -  Total 945.746.340.000
 -  Per capita 35.001
Gini (2015)9.2
low
HDI (2015)Increase 0.894
very high
Currency cruzado (CRZ)
Time zone (UTC+1)
 -  Summer (DST)  (UTC+2)
Date format dd-mm-yyyy
Drives on the right
Calling code +881
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 mountainous country located in southeastern South Velkia with a population of approximately 27 million people. The country borders Katranjiev to the northwest and Namor to the north. Olinda's landscape is composed of mountains that form natural borders with most of its neighbours, as well as long plains facing the Central Ocean and desert plateaus to the northwest. The country has a rapidly growing and free economy, and also a competent, professional military force. The population is mostly distributed in the coastal plains, though there are multiple towns in desert and mountain areas.

History

Prehistoric Period

Portrait depicting native people of the mountains

Stone tool evidences indicates that Slavs had already settled in modern Olinda roughly 20,000 years ago. For a long time, the Slavs lived in hostile relation with several 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.

Ancient Period

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 Slavic tribe 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, taking the Kapachu forces by surprise, whose scouting was poorly executed. 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.

Arrival of the Lombardians