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|Collaborative Republic of Utamucanee
Almannic: Samenwerkingsrepubliek van Ötamuk
Utamuc: Cukoekuna Honunwa-Utamukane
|Recognised regional languages||Sebeno
|Government||Federal Presidential Constitutional Republic|
|-||High Chief||Ucena Pufne|
|Legislature||Utamucee National Congress|
|-||Upper house||Council of Chiefs|
|-||Lower house||National Assembly|
|-||Settlement by Indigenous Vestric Peoples||1100s-1500s CE|
|-||Colonization by Leiden||Early 1500s|
|-||Onderkoninkrijk of Ötamukland (Part of Onderkoninkrijk of Vestrim)||1632|
|-||First Utamucanee Republic||1824|
|-||State of Ötamukland (Part of Consular Ovandera)||1878|
233,409 sq mi
|GDP (PPP)||2017 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2017 estimate|
|Gini (2016)|| 32.8
|HDI (2015)|| 0.639
(28.37 UMĦ = 1 US$) (UMĦ)
|Time zone||Calusa Time (UTC-8:00)|
|-||Summer (DST)||-9:00 (UTC)|
The Collaborative Republic of Utamucanee (Leidenese: Samenwerkingsrepubliek van Ötamuk, Utamuc: Cukoekuna Honunwa-Utamukane) is a federal republic in Central Vestrim, neighbored to the South by Ovandera, to the west by Kestvala, and to the north by the UVSS. Its closest maritime neighbor in the Columbian Sea is the Koningsland Territory of Leiden, near the Chatot Islands, the only area claimed by the Republic outside the Vestric Mainland. It is divided into 23 Governorates and two autonomous cities, New Braubach and Calusa, the second of which is the nation's federal capital, which has been designated as such since 1973 after moving from New Braubach.
Utamucanee is remarkable among Vestric nations for being defined almost completely by native peoples, having never been entirely colonized by Asurans during the Age of Exploration. The precursors to the Utamuc and other tribes which call the nation home arrived in the area near the beginning of the 1100s CE, with evidence of earlier cultures present near the nation's coastlines and major rivers, including evidence of a major pre-Utamuc settlement outside the nation's capital, leading many in various fields to believe that it is the oldest continuously-occupied settlement in Vestrim. Leidenese Veroveraars entered the region from modern-day Ovandera in the early 16th Century, led to the Utamuc Confederacy by tribes attempting to dismantle the Latoa Empire, an aggressive coalition of native city-states near the modern border between the two countries. After establishing the Treaty of Calusa in 1515, which granted settlement rights on the Coasts and safe passage for Alydian Missionaries, the Utamuc worked with the Veroveraars to defeat their perennial enemy. During this time, they also learned the essentials of horsemanship from the Leidenese, a skill which would inexorably alter Utamuc culture, as well as make them a dangerous and highly mobile combatant for centuries to come. Following the defeat of the Latoa and the formation of the city of New Braubach in 1521, it slowly became apparent that subsequent generations of colonists would not follow the agreements made by their ancestors, leading to the Cupkekunu Wars, which raged from 1632 until 1824, when the First Utamuc Republic was established alongside newly-liberated Ovandera.
- Main Article: History of Utamucanee
Prior to the arrival of Asuran Colonists, the landscape of modern-day Utamucanee was divided between the Utamuc Confederation, for which the modern nation gets its name, who primarily resided in the south and central portions of the Cupkekunu Plateau, the Masgo, who primarily lived in the northern regions of the High Plateau and parts of the Fakusulke regions, and Sebeno peoples, which settled the coastal areas near modern-day New Braubach. In the area which today composes the border between Ovandera and Utamucanee, a group of tribes called the Latoa began expanding northward, conquering many settlements in the formation of a rapidly-expanding early empire. It is estimated that Latoa conquests had taken place over the bulk of the 13th through the early 15th Centuries, spurring the formation of the Utamuc Confederation and shift towards a more completely agrarian and complex society. By the 16th Century, the Latoa had become a military powerhouse in the region thanks to both their advanced agricultural complex, which permitted them the ability to support a large population, as well as access to obsidian for use in weaponry. The development of the Utamuc Confederacy allowed for the largely plains-dwelling peoples to achieve access to timber supplies from their western allies, as well as other building materials and larger amounts of coordinated manpower to build the necessary fortifications to fend off Latoa attacks. This period of Pre-Colonial Utamuc history allowed for the quick development of an advanced warrior culture from pre-existing traditions, as well as development of both sophisticated spear-fighting and bow tactics. While largely successful in keeping Latoa aggression south of the Confederacy's de facto Capital of Calusa, by the early 16th Century, the remaining Latoa in the region had grown much more entrenched and brazen in their attacks, slowly choking off their supply lines and alliances. It was at this moment that the first wild horses began appearing in the southeastern portions of the nation, specifically in the Utamuc-controlled parts of the Cupkekunu, which are believed to have been accidentally released during Leidenese explorations further south and into Ovandera. While the first known attempts at developing a true culture of horsemanship was not immediately achieved, this animal was seen at the time to be a great blessing to the Utamuc as a much-needed food source for the pastoral tribes who saw their flocks sacked by Latoa invaders. Thanks to this, husbandry of these animals were quickly adopted, and knowledge of the "miracle beasts" spread quickly through the Confederacy.
The first Asurans to enter modern Utamucanee were the Leidenese in 1513, at the site of modern-day New Braubach, which was founded in 1521. This site would become the core settlement of the Onderkoninkrijk of Ötamukland and one of the primary foci of Leidenese Colonization on the Vestric Mainland.
The geography of Utamucanee is divided into four distinct regions. The lowest and most populous areas near the coast, characterized by extremely fertile and vast plains, are the la'aganatka and la'aganlusi, which are sometime considered as a single set of regions called the la'agans thanks to their many similarities. There are also the cupkekunu, the Utamuc High Plateau, and fakusulke, the heavily forested region of the Far Northwest which holds the nation's only true mountains.
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