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ჰობრაცური რესპუბლიკა
Hobratsuri Samep'o
Kingdom of Hobrazia
Hobrazi Eagle
HobraziaCOA
Motto: Samushao da t’avisup’leba. (Work and Freedom)
Anthem: Tavisupleba
MapofHobrazia
Map of Hobrazia
Hobrazia terra
Location of Hobrazia on Terra
Government
Formal Name Hobratsuri Respublika (Hobrazian Republic)
Demonym Hobrazian
Government type Presidential Republic
King of Hobrazia King Zurab I Hobraze
Consul of Hobrazia Lord Genadi Lazarashvili
Largest Party Hobrazian Monarchist Party
Governing Party/Coalition Hobrazian Monarchist Party
National legislature House of Commons of Hobrazia
Established 2035
Demographics
Official language Hobrazian language
Capital Astoria City
Largest city Astoria City
Area 1,045,200 km²
Population
99,772,829 (3306)
Currency Hobrazian Crown (HCR)
Sport Ice hockey
Animal Lion
Internet TLD .hb
Mkhare
Kiduran Zargundia Deltaria Muzalkaz Stormereti
National ID Number: 12

Hobrazia (Hobrazian: ჰობრაცი Hobratsi), officially known as the Kingdom of Hobrazia (Hobrazian: ჰობრაცური სამეფო Hobratsuri Samep'o) is a nation located on the southern part of the Artanian continent, whose north-eastern borders are surrounded by the Mad Dog ocean, bordering with the Great Gerajan Artanian Kingdom of Malivia, Abode of Welfare to the South, the State of Darnussia to the West, and the Holy Luthori Empire to the North.

HistoryEdit

Main article: History of Hobrazia

Still very much WIP

Early HistoryEdit

AntiquityEdit

Middle AgesEdit

  • Kingdom of Stormereti & Kingdom of Muzalkaz
  • Reunification in 1375, under King Vakhtang the Great
  • Vakhtanid Dynasty (1375-1739)
  • Mdivanid Dynasty (1739-2035)

Modern AgeEdit

First Republic (2035-2342)Edit

  • Monarchy abolished in 2035, first Republic of Hobrazia

Imperial Republic (2342-3161)Edit

Second Hobrazian Imperium (3161-3847)Edit

  • Free Republic of Hobrazia formed in 3161
  • Republic of Hobrazia in 3186
  • Artani Republic of Hobrazia in 3193
  • Hobrazian People's Democratic Republic in 3222
  • Hobrazian Republic in 3257

Kingdom of Hobrazia (3847-present) Edit

  • Accession of the HMP to power on Nov 3846.
  • Transition to Monarchy begun in early 3847.

GovernmentEdit

The Hobrazian political scene is a varied one and has experienced several important changes throughout its history. Hobrazia is currently a multi-party semi-presidential constitutional republic, transitioning from a one-party communist regime.

Executive power is sharing between a popularly elected Prezidenti and a State Minister of his/her choice. The Prezidenti is elected for a five year term, (immediately) renewable once. he/she is the head of state and has has full authority over foreign and defence related affairs. The State Minister heads the Government and organises Government agenda. Theoretically the two have equal power but in reality, one often dominates the other through a strong personality, political position or personal popularity.

The legislative branch is composed of two chambers, the popularly elected 325 member National Assembly and the appointed upper chamber the 100 member National Council.


Political PartiesEdit

Political PartiesEdit

The only active political parties in the Hobrazian Parties are the Hobrazia Hosian Democrats Party and the Conservative Party of Hobrazia.

Name in Terran Position Ideology Seats in the Assembly
Hobrazia Hosian Democrat Party Right Wing Hosian Democracy 650/650
Conservative Party of Hobrazia Right Wing Conservatism 0/650

There are many defunct parties who left an impressive influence over Hobrazian politics and politicians:

Administrative DivisionsEdit

Hobrazia has five sub-national administrative divisions. The sub-national administrative divisions are known as Mkhare's (Hobrazian: მხარე), usually translated as regions.

Mkhare Flag Area Population Regional Capital
Deltaria
Flag of Deltaria Province
191,700 km² 19,954,179 Brentaro
Kiduran
Flag of Kiduran
151,500 km² 19,988,344 Kiduran City
Muzalkaz
Flag of Muzalkaz
222,300 km² 19,858,070 Muzal City
Stormereti
Flag of Stormereti
95,700 km² 19,957,032 Astoria City
Zargundia
Flag of Zargundia
384,000 km² 19,916,791 Camaero

GeographyEdit

The Republic of Hobrazia has very different geography depending on where you are in the country. All kinds of climate and land form can be experienced in the five communes.

  • Zargundia: desert/plain-like
  • Deltaria: Rivers and forrests/swamps and some holiday beaches
  • Kiduran: Just crowded (the largest population) with lots of service industry and IT and not the heavy industry, except for some naval ones.
  • Stormereti: Crowded with a little capital (Astoria City) and a lot of cities surrounding it. Lots of naval industry.
  • Muzalkaz: Hills and mountains, industry related to that and a lot of smaller cities.

EconomyEdit

Hobrazia has a diversified economy with the largest sectors being tourism, agriculture and mining. About 52% of the Hobrazian workforce is employed in agriculture which makes up about 18% of Hobrazia's GDP. Most of these are engaged in substinence farming. Tourism is an important forex earner, with nearly 2 million foreigners visiting the country in 3702-3. Hobrazia has large deposits of commercially exploitable copper, zinc, gold, silver, coal and aluminium. Mineral production counted for 8% of GDP in 3701.  
Hobmine

Mining in Zargundia

Hobrazia's economy is being restructured from one of a socialist model with high levels of state ownership to that of a corporatist model, with lesser public ownership but remaining with relatively high regulation. Hobrazia has a progressive income tax regime from 15% to 58%. Corporation tax is at 25% while VAT is 10% for basics and 20% for luxury goods. 

EducationEdit

Education in Hobrazia is divided into four states. The first is the nursery stage which children attend from ages 4 to 6. The second is the primary school stage from age 6 to 11 (Grades 1 to 6). Following that is the junior high school stage attended between the age of 12 and 15 (Grades 7 to 10) At 15 students have to select continuing with a specialised academic path or a professional one. This is the fourth stage and is done over three years (15-18). All schools (except some higher education ones) in Hobrazia are private but the Government runs a voucher system to fund each student's education.

Hobrazia has several well regarded universities (a relic from the communist era) Many of them are state owned but an increasing number of private ones are being opened. The best regarded universities are the Hobrazian School of Public Affairs, the Agrarian University of Muzalkaz, the University of Northern Stormereti, the University of Zargundia, and the Hobrazian Technical Institute.

HealthcareEdit

Hobrazia has a private based universal healthcare system. The government manages the national health insurance programs and pays for all citizens' healthcare which is received from private hospitals and physicians. The amount of public coverage received by a citizen depends on their annual income with low income citizens receiving 100% coverage while the highest earners get just about 25%.

DemographicsEdit

PopulationEdit

The population of Hobrazia is very homogenous with 89% of the population being Hobrazians. A large Malivian minority (7%) is found in the southern parts of the country. The rest are mostly Artanian immigrants of all ethnicities. The current population stands at 99.66 million citizens of the republic.

LanguageEdit

Hobrazians speak a unique language, called Hobrazian, which is a language isolate, meaning it is unrelated to any other language. Hobrazian uses its own alphabet, created during the Middle Ages. Although the letters of the Hobrazian alphabet largely follow the order of the Kalopian alphabet, the two alphabets seem to be unrelated.

ReligionEdit

Hobaism, a polytheistic nature religion, and the Hobrazian Orthodox Church, a Patriarchal branch of Hosianism, were once Hobrazian state religions, to which the majority of the population adheres. There are also small populations of Luthorans in the north such as the members of the Church of Muzalkaz and practitioners of Geraja in the south (comprised mostly of Malivian expatriates). Hobrazia is also home to a sizable atheistic/agnostic community. The Hobrazian Monarchist Party officially banned religion from Hobrazia.

EthnicityEdit

Hobbs

A Hobrazian family

The Hobrazian Republic is largely homogeneous in its ethnic makeup though liberal immigration laws have given rise to a few minority groups. Most of the population is formed of ethnic Hobrazians. The modern Hobrazian ethnic makeup was created by the merger of two tribes, the Hobratz and the Zargunians. The latter were the descendants of Deltarians, coming from modern Deltaria, and most Hobrazians therefore view Deltarians as their genetic cousins. 

Foreign AffairsEdit

Hobrazia is a member of the Artanian Union, having joined the organisation in March 3489. Hobrazians are pro-Artania and a good number of the support Artanian federalism. Hobrazia keeps a close eye on the treatment of Hobrazians in the diaspora and is always ready to intervene to ensure their security and safety. The Imperial Republic of Hobrazia was a member of the Axis Agreement and the Treaty Against the New World Order, until the Capitalist Party of Hobrazia Government withdrew from the arrangement.  Hobrazia was also once a member of the Alliance of Terran Republics, and a close ally of Gaduridos.

Public HolidaysEdit

Hobcultfest

A traditional Hobrazian festival

Hobrazia has many holidays and festivals throughout the year, thanks largely to the combination of Hobaist, Hobrazian Orthodox Hosian, and secular beliefs. 

Secular HolidaysEdit

  • Oktoberfest- A holiday that commerates Hobrazian beer-crafting. A perennial favorite for tourists.
  • Hobrazia Day- Commemorates the founding of the first Republic.
  • Labour Day
  • Halloween
  • Festivus
  • New Year's Eve and Day

Holidays of the Hobrazian Orthodox ChurchEdit

Numerous in the liturgical calendar, but the two most important are the Festivity of Descent and the Festivity of Birth.

Holidays in HobaismEdit

  • The Festival of Fertility (March 25th – April 5th) - This is where Hobaists celebrate the coming of the new season and ask the Hob-A for a fertile crop and animals for food.
  • Midsummer (20th June-30th June)- Celebration of mid-summer when the Sun is at its height and the day its longest.
  • Feast for the dead (30th October-9th November)- Celebration of those who have been before (died) and inviting them to feast with the living.
  • New Year (28th December-6th January)- Celebration of the New Year. A large tree cut from the sacred forest is burned throughout and the ashes then taken by each of the tribes.
Alternate Flag Hobrazia 1 Hobrazian Republic
Astoria City (capital)
History History of HobraziaLand Wars of HobraziaBattle of TnakaThree Nation Territorial And Economic AllianceHobrazia-Keymon-Likatonia United Left FrontFirst Darnussian Civil WarImperial Hobrazian Protectorate of Independent DarnussiaSecond Imperial Republic of HobraziaWar of Luthori SuccessionDarnussian-Hobrazian Border ConflictSecond Darnussian Civil WarHobrazian ImperiumMalivian-Gaduri War
Geography Mkhare: KiduranZargundiaDeltariaMuzalkazStormereti
Cities: Astoria CityBrentaroMuzal City
Other Artania
Demographics Religion: Hosianism: Hobrazian Orthodox ChurchChurch of Muzalkaz • Native: Hobaism
Ethnicity: Hobrazian peopleHobrazian language
Culture: Culture of Hobrazia
Government Government of HobraziaHobrazian National FrontWe Say So!Gregory Lloyd Harte Society
Notable People St. ThomasTimothy Vern DellGregory Lloyd HarteCraig MünsterAaron Regdal
Former Parties We Say So! PartyCapitalist Party of HobraziaHobrazian Peoples PartyClyrvská DynastiaPopular Front for Democratic SocialismChristian Socialist PartyFirst Party of Hobrazia
Military Hobrazian Armed Forces
Nations of Artania

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Alternate Flag Hobrazia 1 Hobrazia | Kirlawan Flag Kirlawa | Kundrati Kundrati | USSRflagnew Ikradon | Flag Luthori | Flag2 Malivia | Narikcommonwealth Imperial Commonwealth | Dragon1 Rutania

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