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Fédération Renneque (Midrasian)
|Motto: "Ella vole de ses propres ailes"
"She flies with her own wings"
|Anthem: Astre brilhant de le Renneque
"Shining star of Rennekka"
|Government||Federal presidential constitutional republic|
|-||Lower house||Public Assembly|
|Independence from Midrasia|
1,264,687 sq mi
|GDP (nominal)||2017 estimate|
|-||Total||$1.772 trillion (10th)|
|Gini (2017)|| 28.7
|HDI (2017)|| 0.935
|Currency||Rennekkan Dollar (RND)|
|Time zone||East Rennekkan Time (UTC-4, -3)|
|Date format||dd ˘ mm ˘ yyyy|
|Drives on the||left|
Renneque, officially the Rennekkan Federation (Midrasian: Fédération Renneque) is a sovereign state in Eastern Rennekka, with a population of approximately 41 million. Rehue is the national capital, though the largest city and main cultural and financial hub of the nation is the city of Duhamel. The country is made up of 9 states of varying size and the capital district of Rehue, all of which are located on the mainland except for the states of Guaxinime and Malouines which are located on islands off the coast of the mainland. Renneque is bordered to the north by San Feliz and to the south by Caruolinda. With a land area of 3,275,525km2, the Federation is one of the largest countries in Rennekka by land area, second only to Rohst. The climate of the country is generally split between north and south. Northern Renneque plays host to a warm oceanic climate, whilst the south and inland areas are mostly cold desert. Most population centres are located along the coast, or along the River Lavage, the largest river in the country which meanders through much of the country's inland territory.
Renneque was first inhabited by the Austral peoples prior to Asuran contact, though a number of other tribes such as the Ataxa also held small settlements within the country's inland territory as evident by ruins within the country. It was believed that Renneque was the first landing point of the Almannic peoples following their voyage from mainland Asura around the First Century. It is believed that the Almanns chose to continue further up the northern coast of the continent due to Renneque's harsh coastal winds which made landing onshore difficult for wooden vessels. Nevertheless, ruins of small Almann settlements have been found along the River Lavage. Proper settlement of the area didnt come about until the late Sixteenth Century when Midrasian explorer Louis Duhamel chartered much of the Rennekkan coast. Initially settlements in Renneque was used as staging posts for trade vessels headed to Majula belonging to the Midrasian Oriental Charter. Soon however, the colony began to attract more settlers and quickly became home to a large number of plantations for growing cotton and sugar. This large plantation economy demanded large imports of slaves from Arabekh and Majula due to the declining native populations. Although never a hugely profitable Midrasian colony, Renneque was incredibly important to the Midrasian defence of Majula and control of the sea passage between the Majulan Sea and Opal Ocean. By the late Nineteenth Century, colonial tensions were rising within the colony, given the ongoing crisis in mainland Midrasia. In 1875 Renneque was granted limited self governance from Midrasia, leading to the first democratic elections in the country and establishment of the capital at Rehue. A large number of Rennequen men fought within the Great War leading to increasing calls for independence from Midrasia. In 1902 the Mydramonde was created granting the country much greater autonomy, and by 1918, the country was effectively fully independent.
Today Renneque remains an important political and economic power in Aeia. At $43,000 the country has one of the highest GDP per capita incomes in Rennekka and is generally viewed as a beacon of freedom and democracy on a continent generally dominated by authoritarian regimes. The country remains a member of the Mydramonde and cooperates greatly within its parent country Midrasia. Renneque is also close with other nations from the Commonwealth of Democratic Nations, though the nation is not a member. Renneque is particularly friendly with its neighbour Caruolinda despite a troubled past. Both nations share a defensive alliance and multiple trade agreements. As a result, Renneque's unique and powerful position makes it a prominent country worldwide, however successive governments have preferred for Rennekka to take a more backseat role in international politics, given the turbulent nature of the Rennekkan continent.