The name "Kazulmark" literally means "March of the Kazuls", and has been used on and off since the Middle Ages before becoming the nation's proper name in modern times. The suffix "-mark" is generally interpreted as referring to the medieval kingdom's independent location on the borders of the Empire of Gao-Soto, which dominated medieval Dovani, whereas "Kazul" refers to the Kazulian people (though this reference is strictly speaking metonymic, as Skjölds and Danskha constituted separate identities within the kingdom). The international name "Kazulia" is of Luthori origin, being used to describe the nation in colonial times. It is still the official name used when referring to the nation in the Luthori language.
The Kazulian Armed Forces is sole military wing of the domestic security services of Kazulia. The armed forces consist of the army, air force, navy, home guard and cyber defence force. The Kazulian Armed Forces has been involved in various regional and international conflicts and in some cases have been the turning point for said conflicts thus making it one of the most battle-trained armed forces in the world.
Government and PoliticsEdit
Kazulia is a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy with a monarch as the head of state and a parliamentary executive led by a Prime Minister. Given Kazulia being mostly a multi-party state throughout its history, governments are often made up of multi-party coalitions representing either the socialist or the bourgeoisie side of the Stortinget although present political developments have led to the development of centrist, left-wing and right-wing parties
The Stortinget is the unicameral national legislature. It has 450 members elected through proportional representation. It convenes in the capital Skalm, Dreton Members of the national government are usually members of the Føderaleting although ministers can be appointed from outside the Føderaleting.
As of March 4418, there are four registered political parties in Kazulia, each having representation in the Stortinget. The four parties are: