| National Motto
| "Wextik repsh xjéda." |
"Freedom through reason."
|Official language||Tsuxjé, Ingallish|
|Founding Date||22 September 755|
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Federal Parliamentary Republic
|Administrative Divisions||Drexik, Keekmiké, Ilelae, Yipilelae, Uprush, the Inner Knabian Territories|
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|Time Zones|| Aktipatas Time (AKT), Knabian Standard Time (KST)|
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The Republic of Knabia (Tsuxjé: Republixja Knabiara), commonly called Knabia is the northernmost nation of the subcontinent of Kanan-Mori on the continent of Morlel and borders Saraphia along with the Knabian Sea, the Ingallian Ocean and the Posdosan Ocean.
Knabia consists of 5 provinces and one territorial region (The Inner Knabian Territories), which are governed through a federal parliamentary system. The current republic (also called the Second Republic) was established after the end of the Knabian Civil War in 1467. Historically, Knabia first became a state when the kingdoms of Drexik, Keekmiké, and Ilelae where united by King Praemont IV in 755, becoming the Empire of Knabia. The Empire of Knabia became the Republic of Knabia following the Knabian Revolution in 1317.
The name Knabia is most likely a varation on the Old Tsuxjé word "Knabras," which roughly translates to "fertile soil" in Ingallish. By 500 CE the term was widely in use to describe the peninsula (Knabian Peninsula) where the three Knabian kingdoms were located. The term was first used in an official capacity by King Praemont III to describe the people accross the kingdoms as part of a "Knabian Brotherhood," which became a popular term throughout Knabia's history. Praemont's son, King Praemont IV made the term official when he established the Empire of Knabia by unifying the three kingdoms.
- Main article: History of Knabia
Archaeologists have found remains in northern and southwestern Knabia that show that Homo erectus lived in these locations hundreds of thousands of years ago. Evidence also suggests that the northwest corner of the Knabian peninsula was once connected to what is today Kanjiri by a land bridge, which was likely a common thoroughfare for early nomadic peoples. The Ilelae tribes were most likely present in southern Knabia as nomadic herders out of Kanan-Mori as early as 1500 AE. It is believed that the first Keekmiké tribes visited from Niveria by boat to the peninsula as early as 1400 AE, though evidence suggest that permanent settlement was not made until around 1000 AE. The earliest recorded writing in primative Tsuxjé hieroglyphs was found in Keekmiké and dates back to 700 AE.
Knabia is a large country composed of large provinces, which makes it extremely difficult to pin down a single "Knabian culture." Each province has a unique cultural identity and even several major identities within its borders. Knabian culture can therefore best be categorized a large and diverse collection of cultures and sub-cultures, though there are also many aspects of these sub-cultures that are shared nation-wide.
The society of Knabia has changed many times over the course of its history, from the group mentality of the early tribal days to the ridgid class structure of the kingdoms and the impirial age to the high ideals of social equality and democracy that began after the Knabian Revolution. Modern Knabian society is as diverse as the country is wide, though Knabians are generally considered to be progressive, hardworking, and open-minded. Knabians are often stereotyped as being very exact and precise.
There exists societal differences and tensions between all of the provinces, however they don't prevent the provinces and terretories from having amiacable relationships with one-another. Statistics have shown that in general most Knabians feel a great sense of unity with Knabians from other provinces, especially following the Knabian Civil War, which is simultaneously the source of great national shame. Many Knabians use the term "the Korgis burdern" to describe this national sentiment.
The two major religions in Knabia are Cruisianity and Krashkaenism, though Cruisianity is the most widely practiced. Most Krashkaenites live in Yipilelae, which was created as a Krashkaenite home-state following the Civil War, and southern Ilelae, though practicing Krashkaenites can be found in all five states and in most towns.
The Declaration of Human Rights guarantees freedom of religion to all Knabian citizens and Knabians practice all major Scandian religions.
The following days are official holidays in the Republic of Knabia. All schools and state offices, including post offices, are closed on these days. After the establishment of the Second Republic, Knabia ceased to recognize religious holidays as national holidays.
- 1 January - New Year's Day
- 16 January - Constitution Day
- 29 March - Freedom From Tyranny Day; commonly known as "Liberation Day"
- 30 May - Memorial Day
- 22 September - Unification Day
- 4 October - Workers' Day
- 12 October - Revolutionary Day (Jéki Uurumesh's birthday)
Knabia has a long history in the arts, with works of literature tracing back to the earliest written Tsuxjé, visual arts as far back as the early tribal age (around 1000 AE), and theatrical works before the arrival of the Valanians. Perhaps the most important point in Knabian culural history is its Renaissance (mid-800s to early-1000s CE), where accross the Empire of Knabia the arts flourished, particularly in poetry, painting, sculpture, and theater.
In recent history, centers for the arts have sprung up accross the country. The un-challenged capital of theater in Knabia is Aberra, with several famous theaters centering in and around the Theater District. Aberra is also the nation's publishing capital, where most of the country's publishing houses have their various headquarters. Knabia's vibrant film industry, on the other hand sprang up around the western coastal city of Knupé.
Vergamon is home to several major universities including the country's oldest, Vergamon University, and could be considered the Knabia's academic capital. Along with Aberra, Vergamon has a large variety of museums and galleries, including the various National Museums at Capital Square.
The Republic of Knabia is a federal parliamentary representative democratic republic, that functions within a multi-party system. The Constitution of the Republic of Knabia along with the Declaration of Human Rights constitute the supreme law of the land. Amendment to the Constitution requires a simple majority from both houses of parliament and ratification by the each province. The Constitution breaks the government up into state and federal parts. The federal government is separated into executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
The Presidnet of Knabia is the head of state and head of the Knabian Diplomatic Corps and is elected by the people through universal suffrage for a term of 8 years. The Prime Minister of Knabia is the head of government and Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Knabia and is chosen from the lower house of Parliament by the president for a term of 4 years. The Prime Minister is selected in the 2nd and 6th years of the President’s term. The President is limited to only one term of office and the Prime Minister to two.
Following the abuse of power by Vergéger Knoltis and his Korgis party during his time as president, the Second Republic established a bifurcated executive in order to prevent all of the powers of the executive branch being concentrated in a single individual.
Knabian Parliament is broken up into an upper house, the Doruktash (Provincial House), and a lower house, the Korpostash (People’s House). The Doruktash has 105 members, 20 from each province, and 5 from the Inner Knabian Territories. Members are selected by provincial parliaments and serve staggered 6 year terms. The Korpostash does not have a fixed size, but each province is allotted one representative for every 200,000 people. The size is readjusted after each census. Korpostash representatives serve staggered 4 year terms with no limit and are elected through proportional representation. However, a party must have at least 5% of the vote in order to send its representative(s) to the Korpostash. Since both houses are comprised of multiple parties, with each election, the house president must compose a coalition of the largest parties.
The Supreme Court of the Republic of Knabia is the highest judicial body in the country. 11 justices sit on the Supreme Court and are appointed by the President and confirmed by a simple majority of the Doruktash. Justices serve life terms, but must retire at age 70. They can, of course, retire, or be impeached 2/3 majority of both houses of Parliament. The Supreme Court is the final court in the national hierarchy and recieves cases from the National Courts of Appeals, which are broken up into civil/criminal, administrative, tax, labor, and constitutional. Beneath theses courts are the various state courts of appeals and the local courts. The Supreme Court has final juristiction over the constitutionality of laws, and it's rulings cannot be overturned except through appeal to the same court. A verdict requires a simple majority of the 11 justices.
- Main article: Armed Forces of Knabia
The Knabian Armed Forces are comprised of the the Knabian Revolutionary Guard (army), the Knabian Republican Navy, the Knabian Republican Air Force, and Knabian Marine Corps. Currently, there are 2,120,000 Knabians serving active or reserve duty in the military. Knabian youths over the age of 18, both male and female, are required to serve compulsary military service in the Knabian armed forces or approved alternative for nine months.
Traditionally, Knabia's economy has been based in agriculture and maritime trade (Knabia's location makes it an ideal point for trade along many routes). Today, Knabia continues in these traditions, though industry and management have become more prominent since the 1400s. Knabia has limited natural gas but has large deposits of coal, especially in Keekmiké.
- Main article: dek
The dek, Knabia's currency, dates back to the early days of barter and trade between the Knabian tribes as a standard for livestock and grain trading. The first dek coins were minted in the Kingdom of Drexik in or around 292 CE. The dek was later adopted accross the entire Empire of Knabia after unification. Originally the dek was divided into 18 jelré, which were in turn divided into 12 kimt prior to decimalization. Today, the dek is divided into 100 "centidek."
The modern dek is a major international reserve currency known for it's stability, which is largely related to the Bank of Knabia's strict monetary policies towards inflation.