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Glorious Shahdom of Aldegar
Pādshāhi-ye Amjad-e Aldegār
Pesuna flag              Pesuna coa

            Flag                               Coat of Arms

Motto
Āzād-mardī, Aldegār, Yazdān.
(Freedom, Aldegar, God.)
Anthem
Ey Aldegār
Nation24
Capital                     Pāytakht-e Aldegār
Largest city            Pāytakht-e Aldegār
Languages             Aldegarian, Panmuan
Denonym                Aldegarian
Government           Executive Monarchy
Shahbanu      Shirana I
Court Minister       Morteza Rahimpour
Legislature             Consultative Council
GDP                           
- Total                        397,873,921,863 Aldegari-e afsal
- Per Capita               3991.89 Aldegari-e afsal
Area                          975,600 km²
Population               99,595,136 (3912)
Currency                 Aldegarian Crown (Aldegari-e afsal)
Drives on                 Right
Internet TLD            .ald


Aldegar (Aldegarian: Aldegar, Aldegār), officially known as the Glorious Shahdom of Aldegar (Aldegarian: Pādshāhi-e Amjad ye Aldegār), is a nation located on the continent of Seleya, located between the Schismatic Sea to the East and the Aldegar Gulf to the West. Aldegar's Northern neighbor is Tukarali, and to the South the country borders Saridan and Mordusia.

GeographyEdit

Main article: Geography of Aldegar
Geographical map

A rough map showing the geography of Aldegar

Aldegar encompasses a wide range of natural formations and climates, from the desert-like southern coast to the snowcapped peaks of the northern mountain range to the plains of the Aldegar Gulf. The climate is mostly equatorial, with alpine and temperate conditions in its mountainous regions. Because of its location at the equator, Aldegar experiences little variation in daylight hours during the course of a year.

HistoryEdit

Main article: History of Aldegar

OverviewEdit

Time period Flag Name Governance
699 – 465 BCE
Kemoku symbol
Kemokian Empire Monarchy
465 - 322 BCE
Varigosian Kingdom
Varigosian Kingdom Feudal monarchy
322 BCE - 263 CE
Phraatid Dynasty
Phraatid Dynasty Monarchy
263 - 719
Mu-tze khanate
Mu-Tze Khanate Feudal monarchy
674 - 1512
Simurgh plate
Rostamid Dynasty Monarchy
1512 - 2042
Shahnazid dynasty
Shahnazid Dynasty Constitutional monarchy
2042 - 2535
First republic aldegar flag
Republic of Aldegar Democratic republic
2535-2615
Empire of the one flag
Aldegarian Empire of the One Theocratic monarchy
2615 - 3047
Second aldegar republic flag
Second Republic of Aldegar Democratic republic
3047 - 3059
Aldegarflag
Third Nation of Aldegar Constitutional monarchy
3059 - 3548
Third aldegar flag
Third Republic of Aldegar Democratic republic
3548 - 3566
Third aldegar flag
Hirinid Shahdom of Aldegar Theocratic monarchy
3566 - 3572
Third aldegar flag
Fourth Republic of Aldegar Democratic republic
3572 - 3603
Aldegar royal
Savaranid Kingdom of Aldegar Theocratic monarchy
3603 - 3684
Third aldegar flag
Fifth Aldegarian Republic Military dictatorship
3684 - 3714
Aldegar royal
Aldegarian Empire Monarchy
3714 - 3746
Phoenix flag
Duchy of Phoenix Monarchy
3746 - 3763
Mehr flag
Kingdom of Light Theocracy
3763 - 3809
Third aldegar flag
Sixth Republic of Aldegar Democratic republic
3809 - 3963
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Aldegarian Shahdom Constitutional monarchy
3963 - 4006
Third aldegar flag
Seventh Republic of Aldegar Democratic republic
4006 - 4102
Third aldegar flag
Tawanid Shahdom of Aldegar Constitutional monarchy
4102 – 4138
Third aldegar flag
Aldegar Democratic republic
4138 - 4163
Third aldegar flag
Glorious Shahdom of Aldegar Constitutional monarchy
4163 - 4245
Odd flag ald
Glorious Shahdom of Aldegar Republic
4245 - 4253
Pesuna flag
Glorious Shahdom of Aldegar Constitutional monarchy

Government and politicsEdit

Aldegar is an executive monarchy; the Shah, who wields significant political authority, is the head of state and represents the legitimacy and unity of the Aldegarian state. The executive branch is the cabinet, sometime's referred to as the 'Shah's Court', which is the collective decision-making body of the nation. It is led by the Court Minister. The nation's legislature is the Consultative Council which as the name suggests has relatively limited powers compared to other national legislatures. The Supreme Court of Cassation is the highest appeal court of the country.


Diwan

The National Divan building in Aldegar's capital, Aldegaria


Politics and electionsEdit

Numerous political parties exist in Aldegar.

Political parties Ideology Seats in the National Divan
New Reformist Party Third Way,Populism,Republicanism
195 / 195
Social Federalist Party Socialism, multiculturalism
0 / 195

Administrative divisionsEdit

Satrapy Flag Area Population Capital
Amuro
Flag amuro
144,000 km² 19,927,384 Timārestān
Hikirena
Flag hikirena
249,900 km² 19,965,074 Sāhebnazar
Kemoku
Flag kemoku
221,700 km² 19,834,579 Aldegaria
Polran
Flag polran
185,100 km² 19,944,664 Vafatshahr
Somasi
Flag somasi
174,900 km² 19,972,549 Ardeshīr-Khwarrah

DemographicsEdit

Aldegar is a diverse country consisting of people of many religions and ethnic backgrounds cemented by the Kemokian culture. The majority of the population speaks the Aldegarian language, which is also the official language of the country, as well as other related languages or dialects. A large minority is represented by the Mu-Tze, who form around 10% of the population.


Fire temple Aldegaria

Yazdean Fire Temple in Aldegaria

Religiously, Aldegar is divided between Yazdism and Aldegarian Patriarchalism, who together constitute around 80% of Aldegar's population. The rest is represented by Pantheism, Daenism, Atheism/Agnosticism, Rowshanism, and various minority religions.

EthnicityEdit

Ethnicity Percentage
Ezadi Aldegarian 62%
Bhezi 7%
Dudmanis 5%
Kharajis 3%
Mu-Tze 13%
Cildanians 3%
Ikpi 2%
Caldorian 2%
Gao-Showa 1%
Majatrans 1%
Other 1%

ReligionEdit

Religion Percentage
Yazdism Ahadism 57%
Zamānism 16%
Hosianism Apostolic Church of the East 8%
Aldegarian Apostolic Church 1%
Irreligious 4%
Daenism 8%
Rowshanism 3%
Other 2%
Hamekhodaism 1%

EconomyEdit

Aldegar canal

Aldegar has a relatively large economy, moderately high standard of living and a powerful currency, the Crown. There is heavy government interference in the economy largely through indicative planning, public ownership of strategic economic interests and protectionist trade policies.The economy is a mixture of state owned oil, Canal related trade, shipbuilding, shipping, defence industry and other large enterprises, tourism, village agriculture, and small-scale private trading and service ventures. Government spending is high at just over 40% of GDP for the central government. Debt is also high at 85% of GDP and the government runs a considerable budget deficit every year. Aldegar's economic infrastructure has been improving steadily over the past decades but continues to be affected by inflation and unemployment. Widespread corruption is another issue that plagues the Aldegarian economy.


CultureEdit

Aldegar has a rich and colorful culture that developed over thousands of years, characterized by a remarkable degree of complexity and stability, not having received much foreign influence over millennia. On the other hand, Aldegarian culture heavily influenced the cultures of most of Seleya, the Gao-Showa world, the Jelbic peoples, or the Majatrans of Majatra, owing to the Aldegarian culture's eclectic elasticity.


ArtEdit

Aldegar has one of the richest artistic heritages in Terran history, encompassing fields such as architecture, painting, weaving, music, literature, or metalworking.

Fine artsEdit

A central part of Aldegarian fine arts is the Aldegarian carpet or Aldegarian rug; carpet-weaving is one of the most characteristic features of Aldegarian culture and art, dating back to antiquity. Aldegarian rugs are world-renowned for their artistic value and intricate design, and for many Aldegarians rugs are considered some of their most prized possessions.

Zafarnameh

Illustration from the Zafarnameh

Aldegarian painting is also widely known and appreciated, and Aldegarian miniatures, an art style perfected in the Middle Ages, influenced the art styles of neighboring cultures. Aldegarian miniatures are comparable to the equivalent art style in the West, and received a number of Gao-Showa, and later Western, influences. Some of the most famous miniatures are those that accompany the Zafarnameh, the national epic of Aldegar.

LiteratureEdit

Aldegarian literature is one of Terra's oldest and most influential literary traditions. The most remarkable part of Aldegarian literature is poetry, and in the Middle Ages a distinctive style of Aldegarian poetry developed, heavily influencing the lyrical traditions of neighboring peoples. The Aldegarian tendency towards poetic expression is so strong that nearly every classical work was written in verse, be it literature, science, or philosophy; the ability to write in verse was a prerequisite for any scholar. The oldest Aldegarian piece of literature that is still widely read is the Daftar-e Asha, the sacred book of Yazdism, which was written in an otherwise unattested dialect of Ancient Aldegarian. The most popular Aldegarian writing is the Zafarnameh ("Book of Victory"), a 10th century epic poem retelling the mythical history of Aldegar from the creation of the world; the Zafarnameh is the national epic of Aldegar. Another famous literary work from Aldegar, widely known in the West, is the Thousand Myths (Hazār Afsānah), a medieval collection of folk tales recounting the story of Shahrazad, a Rostamid queen who must tell a series of stories to her malevolent husband, King Hormizd, in order to postpone her execution. Her stories are told over a period of one thousand nights, and each time Shahrazad begins the story but does not end it; the king, curious as to how the story ends, is forced to postpone her execution until the following day.

ArchitectureEdit

Timarestan garden

Public garden in Timarestan

Aldegarian gardens are one of the oldest and most representative styles of Aldegarian architecture, influencing the design of gardens throughout Terra. The Aldegarian garden is known known as pairidaēza in Ancient Aldegarian, literally meaning walled-around, i.e., a walled garden; the term was borrowed into Ancient Kalopian as παράδεισος parádeisos, then rendered into the Selucian paradīsus, from which it entered modern languages, including the Luthori word "paradise". Owing to Aldegar's dry climate, water and shade are very important in gardens; pavilions, walls, and trees are always present in order to block the sun, and irrigation and wells are used in order to create a large amount of water. The Aldegarian garden design usually emphasizes the integration of the indoors with the outdoors through the connection of a surrounding garden with an inner courtyard.


CuisineEdit

Feast aldegar

An Aldegarian feast

Cuisine in Aldegar is one of the most ancient in the world, which influenced and was in turn influenced by the cuisines of neighboring peoples. Bread is one of the central aspects of Aldegarian cuisine, with a large variety of Aldegarian breads present in the nation. Many Aldegarian dishes are made from dairy products, including "masts" (Aldegarian yoghurt). Rice products are also very important; plov or osh ("pilaf"), a dish of boiled rice with a variety of ingredients such as meats, vegetables, and seasonings, is the national dish in Aldegar. The national drink in Aldegar is tea (without milk), also known as kakhve-khana.


SportsEdit

The game of Polo has its origins in ancient Aldegar, being attested from at least the 5th century BCE. Aldegar is also famous for the varzesh-e pahlavani ("heroic sport") rituals, a traditional Aldegarian system of athletics originally used to train warriors. It combines martial arts, calisthenics, strength training and music. Shatranj, an ancient form of Chess and the ancestor of the contemporary sport, is still practiced in Aldegar; several terms used in chess, such as "check mate" (from shāh māt, "the King is helpless"), or "rook" (from rokh, "chariot"), originate from the Aldegarian language. Another sport widely practiced in Aldegar is falconry (bāzdārī), being attested in the nation since ancient times; falconry is one of the favorite pastimes of the nobility.

HolidaysEdit

Nowruz parade

Nowruz celebrations in Aldegaria

Aldegar uses its own solar calendar, known as the Shahanshahi (Imperial) Calendar, with its roots in the royal calendar of the Kemokian Empire. The first year of the calendar is 709 BCE, the death of Prophet Shapur. The letters "SS" for "Shahanshahi" are sometimes added at the end. The year begins on the vernal equinox as determined by astronomical calculation for the Aldegarian Standard Time meridian, making the calendar more accurate than the Common Era calendar for predicting the date of the vernal equinox. The year is divided into twelve months, each dedicated to one of the Fereshte (angels) in Yazdean mythology. The first six months have 31 days, the next five have 30 days, and the last month has 29 days in usual years but 30 days in leap years. The most important holiday in Aldegar is Nowruz, the Aldegarian New Year, celebrated on the spring equinox. Nowruz has been celebrated since ancient times, by people from diverse ethnic communities and religious backgrounds. Although Nowruz is partly rooted in Yazdism, it is a secular holiday that is enjoyed by people of several different faiths.

Holiday Date
Nowruz (Aldegarian New Year) Farvardin 1-4
Sizdah Bedar (Nature Day) Farvardin 13
Mihragān (Mihr Festival) Mehr 10
Shab-e Yaldā (Winter Solstice) Dey 1
Shapur No-Diso (Death of Shapur) Dey 11
Sepandārmazgān (Day of Love, Friendship and Earth) Spandarmad 5
Chahārshanbe Suri (Fire-Jumping Festival) Last Tuesday night of the year
Aldegar articles
History Kemokian EmpireVarigosian KingdomPhraatid DynastyMu-Tze KhanateRostamid DynastyShahnazid DynastyWar of Luthori Succession
Geography Aldegar CanalSeleya
Satrapies SomasiHikirenaAmuroKemokuPolran
Demographics Ethnicities: AldegariansMu-TzeBihezisKharajisDudmanisMajatransCanrillaise
Religions: YazdismHosianismAldegarian Apostolic ChurchDaenismRowshanismHamekhodaism
Government & Politics Monarch of Aldegar
Notable People & Families ShapurKurosh ShahShahriarBahram BidarSt. AladdinHouse of SavārāniArdeshīr SavārāniMihryazdAbu Bakr Omar Ibrahim Morsi
Armed Forces Armed Forces of Aldegar
Nations of Seleya
Sovereign states Aldegar - Alduria - Baltusia - Gaduridos - Indrala - Kalistan - Kanjor - Likatonia - Lodamun - Mordusia - Rildanor - Saridan - Tukarali - Valruzia

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