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People's Democratic Republic of Jelbania
Kai Nrzilyk Rekvakns Jelbé
Jelb commie flag              Jelbek coa

            Flag                               Coat of Arms

Motto
Strength is in Justice
Anthem
Jelbanian Purple Stripe
Jelbania Political Map
Capital                     Baofluz
Largest city            Baofluz
Languages             Jelbék, Deltarian, Canrillaise
Denonym                Jelbek
Government           People's Republic
First Worker      Grzkai Hyeon
Revolutionary Council Chairman      [Jlekai Klunehnd]]
Legislature             Kurultai
GDP                           
- Total                        3,628,469,126,581 JEL
- Per Capita               36,418.93 JEL
Area                          1,369,500 km²
Population               99,771,491
Currency                 Jelbania (JEL)
Drives on                 Right
Internet TLD            .jel


Jelbania (Jelbék: Ѥлбе Jelbe), officially the People's Democratic Republic of Jelbania (Jelbék: Ѥлбєк Х'әнкнстат

Kai Nrzilyk Rekvakns Jelbé) is a nation in central Majatra. The country consists of 5 taghe, and its capital and largest city is Baofluz. Jelbania covers an area of 1,369,500 square kilometers (528,767 sq mi) and has a steppe climate susceptible to extreme cold in the winter and extreme heat in the summer.

Jelbania shares borders with Deltaria to the south, Zardugal to the west and Vanuku to the north. Jelbania's easternmost province, Rilmos, has a long coastline on the Sea of Majatra.

EtymologyEdit

HistoryEdit

Main article: Jelbanian History


OverviewEdit

Year Flag Name Government Type
350-7BCE
Qedarite flag
Qedarite Empire Province of an Oligarchic Republic
620-997
Flag of None
First Jelbek Khanate Feudal monarchy
997-1248
Tokundian Empire
Tokundian Empire Province of a Feudal Empire
1248-1486
Ahmadi
Ahmadi Caliphate Province of Theocratic Monarchy
1486-1850 Statelet Era Feudal Anarchy
1850-2000 Unification Jelbanien colonisation
2136–2283 Free Republic Democratic republic
2283-2318
Jelbek
Jelbé Isràé Krsyigad (First Jelbanian Union) Indigenous Federal Republic (Interrupted by a Daimyo)
2318-2329
Jelbek
Transitional Period Jelbanien dominated republic
2329-2383 Federated Republic Jelbanien dominated republic
2383-2388
Jelbek
Jelbé Zwitko Krsyigad (Second Jelbanian Union) Indigenous Federal Republic
2388-2600 Federated Republic Jelbanien dominated republic
2600-2680
Kennedy Arms
Kennedy dictatorship Dictatorial monarchy
2680-2700 Jelbek resurgence Democratic republic
2700-?
EternalSekowo
Korasu invasion? Foreign rule (Sekowan)
2800-3295
JelbaniaNewFlag3187
Chaotic era Republic
3295-3520
Jelbanian Empire Flag
Empire of Jelbania Constitutional Monarchy
3520-3523
Jelbek
Federal Republic of Jelbania Dictatorial republic
3523-3561
Jelbanian occ flag
Deltarian Kingdom of Jelbania Monarchy, Deltarian vassal state
3561-3578
Jelbanian Empire Flag
Empire of Jelbania Constitutional Monarchy
3578-3600
Jelbek horseman flag
Federal Republic of Jelbania Dictatorial republic
3600-3707
Jelbek horseman flag
Khanate of Jelbania Confederal monarchy
3707-3721
Jelbek horseman flag
Khaganate of Jelbania Constitutional Monarchy
3724-3823
Jelbek horseman flag
Khanate of Jelbania Despotic monarchy
3823-3887
Jelbek horseman flag
Federal Republic of Jelbania Minority/apartheid regime
3887-present
Jelbek horseman flag
Khanate of Jelbania Despotic monarchy

GeographyEdit

Jelbania is a country located in south-west central Majatra. Its neighbours are Vanuku to the north west, Zardugal to the west and Deltaria to the south east. The Majatran Sea borders the north east of the country while Lake Majatra borders the south.

Jelsteppe

The Great Perimor Steppe

About a third of entire country is covered with the Great Perimor Steppe, This great temperate steppe extends from the western half of the taghe of Rilmos, through nearly all of Perimor and west to the eastern half and south of Nemawar. Eastern Rilmos is covered by plains while a small desert area is located in the heart of the Rilmos taghe with dunes rising to the north eastern mountains of the same taghe. The mountain range rises to 4,778m - the highest point being the peak of Mount Prsakijsrljitrk and stretches out for more than 850 km.to eastern Baniray.

Northern Baniray is dominated by grasslands which stretch all the way to the basin of the country's greatest river Drtéréksrne in the north of Baniray. A smaller steppe is found in the south of Turadrad, a taghe dominated by plains similar to those in eastern Rilmos. Plains dominate the north of Nemawar and a small portion of southern Baniray. 

ClimateEdit

Jelbania has a generally continental climate, temperatures are known to rise above 30°C in summer and can fall below -40<°C. In desert areas, a semi arid climate is noted. Average annual precipitation is generally low - below 200mm per annum.

Government and politicsEdit

Jelbania is a people's republic and governed according to socialist ideology. The executive is led by the First Worker, the ceremonial head of state. Executive power is vested in the Revolutionary Council which serves as the Cabinet. It is led by a Chairman and members are often leaders of the Red Claw Movement, the country's leading and main revolutionary party.

The Workers' Council meets in the capital of Baofluz. The unicameral legislative has 120 seats, whose members are elected by popular vote in single-member districts by landowners and nobles to serve six-year terms.

The judiciary of Jelbania is structured into several levels, the highest being the Judicial Committee of the Kurultai. Each taghe, clan territory and autonomous city has its own judicial structure, often with a High Court being the highest court of appeal on issues reserved to local government. In rural areas, traditional courts presided over by chiefs and chieftains and handle the bulk of family law and property disputes.

Activities of all religious faiths are limited and carefully monitored. for Ahmadism, the Ahmadi Ecclesiastical Board is the main organisational body while for the Terran Patriarchal Church, the Government exercises a veto on the appointment of senior church officials. Religions enjoy a limited tax exemption and are allowed to run their own school with some restrictions.

Foreign relationsEdit

Jelbania has traditionally restricted her forays in the field of foreign affairs to her home continent of Majatra and has primarily focused on engagements with Jelbic countries such as Barmenia, Vanuku etc. Jelbania is a member of the Jelbic Union of the North, the Union of Majatra. Anti-Augustan/Zardic sentiment is strong in the Jelbanian government and the country was once a member of the Anti-Zardic Imperialism Majatran Front and was a founding member of the Anti-Augustan League. In recent years, Jelbania has begun extending her diplomatic network and has opened embassies in a number of countries. With Jelbania's defeat in the Jelbanian-Deltarian War in the early 3520s, Jelbania became a vassal state of the Deltarian Empire. This offered the defeated kingdom the military protection of the Deltarian Czar and the Empire in exchange for acknowledging the Czar as suzerain. In the Treaty of Baofluz, the peace document signed in 3523 to end the war, Jelbania was forbidden from engaging in certain behavior in the future:

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«Jelbania shall henceforth be barred from fielding any form of armed forces, save that which is required for the domestic policing of their own soil and territorial waters. »
(Treaty of Baofluz, Article IV, Section IV.)


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«Jelbania shall henceforth be barred from entering into military alliances or pacts with third parties, unless express authorisation is granted by the legislative assembly of Deltaria.»
(Treaty of Baofluz, Article IV, Section V.)


Jelbania was an active member of the Union of Majatran Nations from December 3523 until August 3526 when it withdrew from that body in support of Deltaria's humanitarian invasion to end apartheid rule in Cobura. It rejoined in April 3527 following the incorporation of Cobura into the Deltarian Empire in an effort to use the UMN to pressure Zardugal to account for its part in the IHRM Espionage Scandal, particularly allegations that Zardugal coerced then-president Krsyijkai Jeztri to invade Deltaria, thus causing the Jelbanian-Deltarian War.

When Jelbania declared its independence in 3564, the Treaty of Baofluz was declared null and void. After the restored House of Sebastian was overthrown in 3578, Jelbania's foreign policy has been focused on establishing ties with Jelbic nations, by creating a new version of the Jelbic Union of the North. Jelbania also has a policy of cooperation with anti-Zardic nations, particularly within the Anti-Zardic Imperialism Majatran Front, the Anti-Augustan League and the Embargo on Solentia.

In 3624 after decades of tension, the Khanate declared war on the Augustan Empire. The war briefly went well for the Jelbanians and they managed to capture the Zardic city of Augusta Justiniana but after that,the Augustan Northern Army invaded, defeated and occupied the Khanate, with two major battles in the southern taghe of Nemawar. A pro Augustan Government was installed. In 3686 the Khanate became a vassal state of the Razamid Caliphate and left the Caliphate in 3697.

In the 3720's the Khanate became part of the Tripartite Alliance together with Vanuku and Deltaria, the TA defeated Zardugal in the late 3620's. After the fall of the Temrkai-Mede monarchy in 3732, the Khanate entered a long period of isolatino under a Jelbanien led government. The triumph of the nationalists in 3772 led to vigorius engagement with other Jelbic nations ultimately leading to the creation of the Jelbic Khaganate in 3777. 


Administrative divisionsEdit

Jelbania is divided into five regions called Taghe (literally "field"). Jelbek clans also retain considerable power on domestic affairs.

 
Taghe Logo Area Population Capital
Baniray
Baniray coa
253,500 km² 19,981,115 Ferséfluz
Perimor
Perimor coa
350,100 km² 19,918,052 Baofluz
Rilmos
Rilmos coa
240,900 km² 19,883,421 Sedrijokaiàktaghe
Turadrad
Turadrad coa
297,300 km² 19,871,460 Wrnukéktaghe
Nemawar
Nemawar coa
227,700 km² 19,864,358 Nrktaésrtràp

MilitaryEdit

Law enforcementEdit

Law enforcement in Jelbania is handled by the country's police and law courts, largely responsible to local and clan governments. It is shared between the country's federal Ministry of Internal Affairs and local ministries, the Office of Internal Security and the Prosecutor General.

Jelpol

Jelbanian Police officers

The police force (the Mounted Police) come under the jurisdiction of the Mnistry of Internal Affairs (in federal territory) while in areas under the control of local governments, they are usually under a local Mnistry of Police. The Office of Internal Security and that of the Prosecutor General are also under the jurisdiction of the Mnistry of Internal Affairs and are responsible for intelligence gathering and investigation respectively.


Jelbania's court system operates at a number of levels, the lowest being local magistrate courts, followed by provincial courts (at a level with High Clan courts) and higher is the federal Superior Court, usually the court of last resort for non constitutional matters. The highest court of the land is the Kurultai which also functions as the national legislature. Its Judicial Committee specialises in hearing cases of high treason and constitutional disputes. A parallel clan based court system exists for inter clan affairs and solving family disputes. Clan Beks and other elders preside over these cases and an appeal is possible to the Khan who has the final say on all such matters.

Economy of JelbaniaEdit

Economy of Jelbania

InfrastructureEdit

Transjelr

The Trans-Jelbanian Railway

The Trans-Jelbanian Railway connects the far western city of Amsadomura to the eastern border city of Brnfiàsrl through the capital, Baofluz - a distance of more than 1,600 km. It was built in the late 35th century. There are numerous airports in Jelbania - the main international airport is the newly remained Khan Shlajkai Airport, located about 15 km north of Baofluz. AeroJelbe is the main airline in the Khanate, serving domestic and regional routes. Overland roads are mostly gravel and cross country tracks with just about 6,300 km of paved roads across the Khanate.

EducationEdit

The Jelbek clans have traditionally valued only informal education in the military arts for males and housekeeping/handicraft lessons for females. Attitudes towards formal schooling have changed and schools are to be found even among nomadic clans despite education remaining purely voluntary, clans have begun realising the value of it in a rapidly modernising world. 

Yurtsch

Yurt school in south Perimor

Primary schools starts at the age of 6 and runs from Grade 1 to 5. At 11, students progress to lower secondary school from the fifth to the ninth grade. Upon leaving lower secondary school., there are a number of options available. They may progress on to Grades 10 and 11 where a general education course is offered and onwards to grades 12 and 13 in the same path, or go on to a training school to learn a skilled profession which may be combined with an academic education in certain specialist colleges. A large minority drop out after the ninth grade but this number is decreasing.

Jeluni

University of Baofluz

Public schools are managed and funded by local government structures include the clans themselves in their rural homelands. Illiteracy remains fairly high especially amongst elder rural citizens - it was estimated to be around 32% in 3600. The country has 38 institutions of higher education, 17 of them being universities. The largest schools of higher education are the University of Baofluz, Nemawar School of Mines, Jelbanian Business Institute, Jelbanian Defence University and the Agrarian University of Baniray.

DemographicsEdit

Jelbania has a population of 99,771,491 and its largest cities include Baofluz and Asmadomura. Only 42% of Jelbanians live in cities, the rest in rural areas - mostly as nomads on the steppes and farmers in the apple growing regions in the far south.

In the recent census of 3604, 63% of Jelbanians indentified themselves as Jelbeks, 15% as Jelbaniens, 11% as Majatrans and 6% as Delltarians while 5% identified themselves as other minority ethnics.

Jelbania has a long history of state secularism and the people have adopted similar attidues although the vast majority identify with one religion or another. In the 3604 census, 59% of Jelbanians identified themselves as Ahmadis, 28% as Hosians, 3% as belonging to other faiths while 10% call themselves irreligious. Amongst the Jelbek people, high levels of syncreticism are noted, with many often combining Ahmadism or Hosianism with the old pagan faith Tanhrism (sky worship) of the Jelbeks.

CultureEdit

Jeltradress

Jelbek women in traditional dressing

The Jelbeks have a colourful culture, based on their pastoral nomadic lifestyle. Many of their customs relate to livestock, a key part of any nomadic culture. Jelbeks are passionate about their animals, especially horses and horse riding is an extremely popular activity. The creation of the Khanate has led to a re-flowering of the Jelbek culture and traditional dress is increasingly popular even in cities amongst educated settled Jelbeks. An Artanian based culture is evident amongst the Jelbanien minority, with many of them preferring Artanian activities and diet along with some settled Jelbeks. Most Jelbanian Majatrans look to Jakania for cultural inspiration while Jelbanian Deltarians favour the cultures of Deltaria.


CuisineEdit

Horsemeat platter

Horsemeat platter

National Jelbek cuisine is dominated by meat and bread dishes cooked in a variety of ways and always, a large number of appetisers and soup. Popular refreshments include fermented mare's milk and black tea. Beer is popular amongst Jelbaniens and Jelbanian Deltarians love their spirits and much bootlegging takes place in the community. 


SportsEdit

Jelbeks love sport and Jelbeks of all ages take part, watch and follow with much interest. The most popular sport is girl chasing (also known as the kissing game), a curious equestrian game involving a young man and woman on horses chasing one another, the young man intent on catching the lady and planting a kiss on her, while the lady wields a whip, ready to use it on an unsuccessful partner. 

Kyz-Kuu

'Girl chasing'


All equestrian sports are popular in Jelbania and Jelbeks enthusiastically participate in show jumping, horse racing, dressage, eventing etc. 

Another highly popular sport is weightlifting, which with boxing rank second and third in popularity after the equestrian sports. The Jelbek football team is an international joke and often invoked in speech by Jelbeks when attempting to describe just how bad something is. The Grey Pups have lost almost every international match they have played. Their luck has turned around and they won the 3620 FIFA World Cup held in Dorvik

HolidaysEdit

New Years' Day (1-2 January), the Khan's Birthday and Day of Liberation (November 4) are the most important holidays on the Jelbanian calendar. Each holiday is typically celebrated in very high spirits with many public events and much imbibing of alcoholic drinks. Several other religious holidays are celebrated by the devout few but are not recognised by the State as public holidays.

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