|Anthem: Volkslied van Seridjan|
|Formal Name||Republiek van Seridjan|
|Government type||Federal Republic|
|Head of State||Staatsminister|
|Head of Government||Minister-President|
|Currency||Saridan Dollar (§)(SAD)|
|Animal||Bergleeu (Mountain Lion)|
|Boerestaat, Ijkpieland, Kaap, Sint Pietereiland (Province), Tasselstaat|
|National ID Number: 25|
The Saridan Republic (Duntrekaans: Seridjan Republiek; Canrillaişe: République de Saridain) is a predominately ethnic-Duntrekker republic located in south-western Seleya, bordering the South Ocean and the Sea of Lost Souls. It has land borders with the Aldegar to the north and Mordusia to the east and south-east.
Geography & ClimateEdit
- around the 15° South latitude from the Equator; the entire nation lies within the tropics
- tropical savannah (tropical wet & dry) climate over the majority of the nation; wet & dry season; northern tip of Tasselstaat is tropical
- southern coast & the interior of Boerestaat has a humid subtropical climate; lengthy wet season and a relatively short dry season; location of most of the best agricultural land in Saridan
- tropical rainforest found in the eastern & southern interior of the nation; major logging & mining operations
|Average high °C (°F)||31|
|Average low °C (°F)||21|
|Rainfall mm (inches)||135|
Saridan had always been mostly a rural country, with few cities which usually are located on the coast and aren't very big. However, the urbanization percentage and the population density have risen significantly in the recent years with Kaap and Sint Pietereiland experiencing both big external and internal immigration acoompanied by population growth, today 37.6% of Saridani people live in cities.The people of Saridan are from four major ethnic groups:
Boerestaat mix settlement, most Canrillaişe & Mordusian speakers found there
Colonization pushed out Ikpie people from coasts and fertile land; large tracts of inland tropical forest and savanna given to indigenous people as reserve/homeland
Mulattoes, called Iftgoerroon, people make up 63% of population of Sint Pietereiland (Province); mixed-race people of Duntrekker/Artanian and indigenous descent. The Fact Sint Pietereiland staat has became the main target of foreign immigration to Saridan further solidifies its multi-ethnic identity.
The Island was split between white Artanian people and mixed-race mulattoes for many centuries; developing distinct culture and viewpoints(secularism, distrust of capitalism, permissive morality, etc).
95% of all Saridani people profess Hosianism. Of these, 86% of them are members of the Restored Ameliorate Church of Saridan,8% Theogosian and 5% Luthoran. 4% of all Saridanese are atheists, the remaining 1% professes Yazidism or other religions.
Whilst the average urbanization percentage may seem low, please keep in mind the big diffrences in modernization between various Staats. Urbanization still remains on a small level in comparision with numerous other nations, the traditionalist nature of the Duntrekker majority who desire to live in their small agricultural villages is the main factor. Below is the list of all Staats' urbanization rates:
Sint Pietereiland - 61% Urbanized
Kaap - 59% Urbanized
Tasselstaat - 27% Urbanized
Ijkpieland - 24% Urbanized
Boerestaat- 17% Urbanized
Saridan is divided culturally, with the two northern-most states(Kaap&Sint Pietereiland) being significantly influenced by modernist ideals since the mid 39th century. Tasselstaat, Boerestaat and Ijkpieland still remain purely Saridani Duntrekker culturally with agriculture and religion playing the main role in these staats' inahbitants' lives. Typical Duntrekker villages still are dominant in these staats with only a few small cities that don't resemble the busy northern metropolies of Sint Pietereiland or Kaap in any way existent. Kaap's culture combines the modern culture of Sint Pietereiland with the traditional culture of the rural Staats.
Culinary Culture Edit
Sint Pietereiland culinary culture: Edit
- Rice, chicken, pork, beans, fruits, fish and various kinds of seafood are common.
- Beef & dairy products are hard to come by on the island.
- Pork (esp. ham) & vegetable sandwiches are very popular lunchtime meals.
- Fruit & sugar pies.
- Locally produced tea is the most popular drink, modern soda drinks are slowly gaining popularity.
Tasselstaat Culinary culture Edit
-Meat is commonly found, beef is especially popular.
-Seafood isn't popular.
-Dairy products are very popular.
-Coffee is the most popular drink, it is consumed everywhere and is a vital part of every lunchtime meal.
-Seafood, chicken and pork are common.
-Dairy products are very popular.
-Fruit and various pies are popular alongside ice cream.
-Tea is popular alongside coffee.
The Service Sector is mainly present in Sint Pietereiland and Kaap, it makes up for 46% of the first staat mentioned and 38% of the second one.
Industry is only present in the north, especially in Kaap.
Government and PoliticsEdit
The Current government was shaped by the Constitutional Reform of 3863.
The Kanselier of Saridan is the head of the cabinet, he/she is serving alongside the Vice-Kanselier of Saridan. King is the official head of state, but is entirely symbolic and holds no real power. Whilst the Kanselier can enact executive orders, negotiate on behalf of Saridan and order to deploy troops, the Vice-Kanselier is only capable of negotiating on behalf of Saridan unless the Kanselier isn't capable of exercising his/her duties, in that case the VK gains the powers of the Kanselier.
The armed forces of Saridan total 1,375,400 with 786,300 active personnel and 588,900 reservists. The Commander in Chief is the Kanselier.
The forces are divided into three structures:
-Seridjaner Luchtmacht (Saridani Air Force)
-Seridjaner Marine (Saridani Navy)
-Seridjaner Landmacht (Army of Saridan)