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Grand Duchy of Dolgavia
Lielhercogiste Dolgavijas
Flag of the Grand Duchy of Dolgavia              CoatOfArmsOfGDDolgavia

            Flag                               Coat of Arms

Motto
Truth alone survives.
Anthem
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Map of Dolgavia
Capital                     Noversk
Largest city             Noversk
Languages             Dolgavian & Dundorfian
Denonym                Dolgavian, Dolgavan
Government           Constitutional monarchy
Grand Duke             Felikss I
Min-Pres                  Visvaldis Ezernieks (PR)
Legislature             Saeima
GDP                           
- Total                        12.478 trillion DLD (as of 4215)
- Per Capita               125,076 DLD (as of 4215)
Area                          1,858,800 km2
Population               99,763,035 (as of 4215)
Currency                 Dolgavas Dalderis (DLD)
Drives on                 right
Internet TLD            .dol
Dialing code           +32
Country Code          dol

Dolgavia (Dolgavian: Dolgavijas) (also known as Dolgaria, Dolgava), officially the Grand Duchy of Dolgavia (Dolgavian: Lielhercogiste Dolgavijas) is a nation located on the southwestern peninsula of the continent of Keris. Dolgavia is 1,858,800 km2, making it the 3rd largest nation in the world behind Tukarili and Valruzia.

Despite its size and relatively large economy, Dolgavia has suffered underneath years of mismanagement and economic neglect. It at periods has been unstable and thus the economy has suffered, despite its relative success and position in the world. Dolgavia is a member of the Kerisian Union as of September 4215, a member of the Northern Council as of October 4216 and is a member of the World Congress. Dolgavia is a member of several dozen international organizations despite its relative isolation throughout the years.

GeographyEdit

Dolgava is currently divided into five subnational entities, known as territories. They are: Korzin Valley, Karzon, Hodari, Lirath and Quagotu. Four of the territories are on the continental mainland while Karzon is a large island off the southwestern coast, separated from the mainland by the Karzonian Strait. The shape of the continent land creates two gulfs to the north and southeast: the Sea of Deliverance and the Hodari Gulf, respectively. The Sea of Deliverance separates Dolgaria from Trigunia, and can be further broken down into Litmišas in the west and the Bat of Whales in the east.

Dolgaria shares a sole land border with Kizenia in the northeast, which runs almost parallel to the Hokotoff Mountains, which run from coast to coast. The end of the Lirath Peninsula is in extremely close proximity to the southeasternmost points of Trigunia.

In the Northwest, the Povant Mountains run from Devantera in the central border regions through Lirath (between Thestur and Rhiannon) to the ocean. The mountains are surrounded by a massive taiga, which is bordered in southeast Lirath by coastal plains and arable farmland. Lirath and Hodari are divided by the Great Hodari River, which run from the mountains to the Sea of Deliverance.

Korzin Valley consists of mostly deserts and chaparral biomes and is surrounded almost entirely by mountains, with the Hokotoffs in the north, the Cilten in the northwest, and the Garkaia in the west. The Kizenava River runs from the Ciltnupe out to the Hodari Gulf, and divides the cities of Cilten and Garkaia. The mouth of the river is at a fairly large, fertile delta.

Quagotu is relatively flat, consisting of mostly coastal plains. Because of its flatness and abundnace of water, it is Dolgava's agricultural center. The Prescott River bisects laterally, running from the Povant Mountains out to the tip of the peninsula. It has several tributaries which drain into either the ocean or lakes such as Lake Marigold, Lake Arequipa, and, the largest lake in the country, Great Alexandria Lake.

Karzon, a dense island to the west has rough terrain consisting of cliff shores, hills, and rocky soil, which makes it agriculturally dependent on the mainland. Despite Karzon's rocky coastline, beaches are present on shores that tend to be more windward, as a result of wind and water erosion.

HistoryEdit

Main article: History of Dolgava

Government and politicsEdit

Grand Duke of DolgaviaEdit

The Grand Duke of Dolgavia is a hereditary, constitutional monarch that resides as the hereditary head of state of the Grand Duchy of Dolgavia. The decision to restore the Grand Duke of Dolgavia was a combined decision of the government of Dolgavia and various groups within Dolgavia. The Grand Duke of Dolgavia traditionally belonged to various Hulstrian nobility, however when the Grand Duke was restored in December 4214 by the National Front, later known as the Party of Regions, the decision was made to restore one of the first non-Hulstrians to be granted nobility to the throne as a sign of respect. Felikss Kruzgalva became the new Grand Duke of Dolgavia, his coronation was held on New Years Day and he became Grand Duke Felikss I, he current resides in his palace known as Ventsgazi Palace (Dolgavian: Ventsgaži pils) located on the outskirts of Noversk.

Civil governmentEdit

The civil government of Dolgavia is lead by the Minister-President of the Grand Duchy of Dolgavia (Dolgavian: Ministru prezidents Lielhercogistes Dolgavijas) who serves as the de facto head of government and the chief of the Dolgavian government. The Minister-President sits at the head of the Council of Ministers which comprised various ministries and ministry-level government agencies that are appointed through various mechanisms. The Minister-President is appointed by the Grand Duke and is charged with gathering support within the national legislature to compose a government to lead the country.

The national legislature of the Grand Duchy of Dolgavia is the Saeima (Luthorian: Parliament) which is composed of 435 elected deputies. Elections are currently held every five (5) years and are administered by the State Elections Bureau, which is an independent government agency charged with managing and monitoring elections. The Saeima is headed by an elected Speaker, the Speaker of the Saeima (Dolgavian: Saeimas priekšsēdētājs) which is traditionally awarded to whomever is not head of government or the largest party in the Saeima.

Elections and constituenciesEdit

In Dolgavia the second level of administrative divisions known as Districts (Dolgavian: rajons) act not only as the primary layer of government but also as the respective electoral constituencies of Dolgavia. Each of Dolgavia's five regions are divided into 20 districts, these 20 districts elect 4 representatives each to the national legislature. 4 representatives from 20 districts equals 80 representatives, 80 representatives from 5 regions equals 400 representatives. The remaining 35 come from the special capital region of Noversk, the capital is divided into 7 municipalities that form the capital, these 7 municipalities elect 5 representatives each. Elections in Dolgavia are handled by the State Elections Bureau (Dolgavian: Valsts Vēlēšanas birojs, VVB) whose head is appointed by the head of state for a 10 year appointment and is confirmed by the national legislature.

As of the 4125 administrative division overhaul there are the following number of seats: 435 for the Saeima, 120 seats in Regional Development Councils and 1,070 for district commissions.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Region Capital Flag Title and office holder # of Districts Notable districts/municipalities
Noversk Special Administrative Region
Noversk Special Administrative Region Development Council
Noversk Speciālā Administratīvā reģiona attīstības padome
Noversk Mayor and Regional Governor
Macs Vilkutriceklis (Party of Regions)
7 municipalities Kavarninkai District (also known as the Government District, Central District)
Vallosta Region
Vallosta Region Development Council
Valdosta reģionālās attīstības padome
Varaksava Regional Governor 20
Aibana Region
Aibana Region Development Council
Aibana reģiona attīstības padome
Iknda Regional Governor
Armands Vaverite (Party of Regions)
20
Fürstenau region
Fürstenau Region Development Council
Fürstenau reģiona attīstības padome
Ebenzing Regional Governor 20
Dosne Region
Dosne Region Development Council
Dosne reģiona attīstības padome
Sinaži Regional Governor
Gabrielius Neliupsys (Party of Regions)
20
Karzon Region
Karzon Region Development Council
Karzon reģiona attīstības padome
Fort Karzonpils Regional Governor 20

Foreign affairsEdit

Dolgavia is a member state of the following international organizations: World Congress (WC) and by extension the World Congress Security Council (WCSC), the Northern Council (NCTO/NCO), the Kerisian Union (KU), and the International Development and Stability Bank (IDSB).

JudicialEdit

The judicial branch of the Grand Duchy of Dolgavia is comprised of the Constitutional Court (Dolgavian: Satversmes tiesa) which is charged with all higher matters of government, it deals with matters of the constitution and challenges to the government's authority. The Constitutional Court is lead by 7 members, with one serving as the Chief Justice. All members of the Constitutional Court are appointed by the Saeima.

Beneath the Constitutional Courts are Supreme Courts which govern several different areas including financial, administrative, social, criminal and labor affairs. All judges are appointed by the Saeima, once appointed they are for life. The only reason that a Judge can be removed is by decision of the Judicial Disciplinary Board or if the Judge is convicted in criminal court.

The 5 regions of Dolgavia have local courts that mimic the national structure of courts, the highest court in each region is the Regional Supreme Court that deal with all matters before they reach the national-level supreme courts.

Military and law enforcementEdit

EconomyEdit

Main article: Economy of Dolgavia

Dolgavia is best described as a hybrid economy, it has elements of a command economy, in the sense of regulations, but a majority of the economy is free market. Dolgavia is a mix of a post-industrial economy in that it has a large amount of consumer services but also maintains quite an extensive industrial basis, especially in the realm of natural resources and timber.

Trading is an integral part of the Dolgavian economy. Dolgavia serves as one of the busiest trading areas of the Northern hemisphere and it is considered by many to be the gateway to Dovani due to its long history of economic freedom, especially for foreign traders in the ports. The Port of Vallosta is one of the top 5 busiest ports in the Northern hemisphere and two other ports rank within the top 5 busiest ports, including the Port of Rosenstock in Fürstenau and the Port of Pakvaris in Dosne.

EducationEdit

DemographicsEdit

Ethnicity (WiP)Edit

  • Dolgavian (Latvians): 50%
  • Azkulians (Lithuanians): 12% - Based primarily in Dosne
  • Valgrivan (Estonian): 10% - based primarily around Valgriva
  • Hulstro-Dolgavians (Baltic Germans, Dundorfian): 10% - based primarily around Fürstenau
  • Karzonian (Latgalian): 8% - Primarily on the island of Karzon
  • Beloyuzhni (Belorussian): 5% - based primarily around Trigrad
  • Luthorians: 2.5%
  • Other: 2.5%

EthnicityEdit

The dominant ethnicity in Dolgaria is formed by the Dolgavan people, a Likatonic group distantly related to Likatons. There is also a large number of Likatonians, most of them belonging to the descendants of the former nobility. Since the Dolgavan War, Luthorians and Deltarians have also settled in Dolgaria. Starting in the mid 3810s, there has been a large influx of the Luthorian population due to breeding and immigration. The Luthorian population as of 3824 is at 21%.

Ethnic composition of Dolgaria:

  • Dolgavans: 33%
  • Likatonians: 29%
  • Luthorians: 21%
  • Yeudis: 17%
  • Other: 2%

ReligionEdit

The Deltarian colonization in the 18th century introduced Hosianism to Dolgaria, which has become the dominant religion in the nation. Most Dolgavans adhere to the Terran Patriarchal Church, with adherence increasing greatly since the enforced Patriarchal orthodoxy as result of the Dolgavan Inquisition of the 35th century. Former Hulstrian nobles belonged to the Luthoran Church in Dolgaria, a Confessional (OOC: Lutheran) Luthoran (OOC: Protestant) Hosian church. Prior to Hosianization, Dolgavans followed their own polytheistic religious beliefs, collectively called Dievism. While Dievism has been virtually extinguished since the adoption of Hosianism, several rural communities and forest tribes still worship the old Dolgavan gods, and the religion has experienced a nationalistic revival in recent centuries.

Religious affiliation:

CultureEdit

Dolgavia is often represented by two animals, the Lion and the Gryphon. The Lion is often used to represent the Hulstrians in Dolgavia and the Gryphon is used to symbolize the Likatonian people including the Dolgavians, the Karzonians and the Azkulians.

Timeline of governments of DolgaviaEdit

Year Flag Name Government Type
? – 2140
Dolgava Kingdom
Kingdom of Dolgaria Constitutional monarchy
2140 - 2424
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Dolgarian Empire Elective monarchy,crowned republic
2424 - 2604
Ramflag Dolgava
Independent Federation of Dolgaria Federal democratic republic
2604 - 2815
Dolgavas republikas
Dolgarian Republic Democratic republic
2815 - 2852
Anarchy-flag Dolgava
Free Zone of Dolgaria Anarchy
2852 - 2888
Kerissian flag 1
Dolgavan Soviet Socialist Republic Socialist republic, member of the UKSR (2855-2888)
2888 - 2899
Flag of None
Dolgaristan Right-wing traditional dictatorship
2899 - 2943
Flag of Dolgaria
Kingdom of Dolgaria Constitutional monarchy
3076 - 3266
Dolgova
Dolgarian Empire Imperial Absolutist Monarchy
3266 - 3272
Pdrd flag
People's Republic of Dolgaria Socialist republic
3272 - 3292
Anarchist flag
Second Dolgarian Republic Democratic republic
3292 - 3414
Dolgava Flag
Kingdom of Dolgava Constitutional monarchy
3414 - 3440
Dolgavan Anocracy
Duty-Free Anocracy of Dolgava™ Anocracy, civil war
3440 - 3452
Dolgava flag proposal
Dolgavan Confederation Feudal republic
3452-3758
Dolgava Flag
Great Immortal Empire of Dolgaria Constitutional monarchy
3760-3868
RepublicofDolgariaFlag
Republic of Dolgaria Parliamentary republic
3868-????
DolgavaFlag3868
Impērijas Sadraudzība Dolgavas Imperial republic
3944-4178 Fontoria classic flag remade 2 Republika Dolgavas Parliamentary republic
4178-4188 Military Republic of Dolgaristan Military dictatorship
4193 Republic of Dolgaristan Democratic republic
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New Trigunian Flag Trigunia | Kizenianflag Kizenia | Fontoria classic flag remade 2 Dolgavas | Flag of the Kingdom of Egelion Egelion

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