|Union of Andhrapur|
Motto: Pratibesira sathe sahabasa, akramanakarira prati abajna (Fellowship to the neighbor, defiance to the invader)
Anthem: Andhrapura Jaya (Victory to Andhrapur)
Map depicting Andhrapur
|Ethnic groups (2021)||Andhran 66% |
|Government||Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
|Jayanta I Sampadayanakari|
• Territorial consolidation under Maharaj Mithun I
|April 25th, 1077|
• Creation of the Union of Andhrapur
|August 15, 1967|
• 2022 estimate
|GDP (PPP)||2022 estimate|
• Per capita
|Currency||Andhrapuri Mark (APM)|
|Drives on the||right|
The Union of Andhrapur, known conventionally as Andhrapur, is a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy located in the continent of Caxcana in Earth in the International Democratic Union, with a population of 43,867,262 as of 2022. A developing nation, Andhrapur's geography consists largely of rugged terrain including humid swamps and jungle highlands, with numerous villages and settlements holding little contact with the outside world. It borders Darya to the north and is landlocked, with the capital and largest city at Navsari.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Andhrapur is sometimes (archaically) referred to as Andhra by the outside world. The term Andhrapur means "land of the earthy ones" in Daryan, referring to the complexion of ethnic Andhrans.
History[edit | edit source]
Andhrapur was long a remote tributary of the Daryan Empire, united under a single ruler beginning in the 11th century. Beginning in the 16th century, ethnic Daryans and minority ethnic groups such as the Gouris began to migrate into Andhrapur. Prolonged contact with the outside world began in the 1800s, and the nascent Daryan Empire conquered Andhrapur as a colony from 1859, ruling the state's valley areas while never fully conquering the highlands, until a 1910 civil war forced the Daryan to relinquish their hold on the far-flung colony. The second occupation of Andhrapur began in 1943 following Andhrapuri defeat in the Second Andhrapuri-Daryan War, although strong partisan guerrilla resistance, domestically and abroad, continued throughout the Daryan occupation. At the end of the Great War in 1967, Andhrapur secured its independence and proclaimed the Union of Andhrapur.
The Union of Andhrapur has since struggled consistently with interethnic violence following independence, including ethnic cleansing in the 1980s which led numerous ethnic Gouris to emigrate. A period of military dictatorship from 1973 to 1984 was followed by a period of single-party rule, which gave way to multi-party democracy in 1998.
Demographics[edit | edit source]
Geography[edit | edit source]
Andhrapur's terrain comprises a mix of rugged jungle highlands, mountains, and mangrove swamps, with many sections of the country impassable except by unpaved road. Andhrapur's rivers are thus a central avenue of transport and commerce.
Andhrapur is divided into six historical princely fiefs based on historical kingdoms incorporated into the realm of the first Maharaj, Mithun I Ekinarakikari (unifier). These fiefs, namely Biral, Faridpur, Gaurnadi, Lalnipur, Magora, and Nilphapur, very greatly in their size and population; Lalnipur fief comprises roughly 30% of Andhrapur's area and over 40% of its population. Each fief elects its own parliament and is overseen by the hereditary Raja or Rani of the fief. Below the fief level, fiefs are divided into districts, followed by villages.
The principal cities of Andhrapur are the capital of Navsari as well as Sughatta, Amtali, and Satkhira. Much of Andhrapur's population continues to reside in remote villages.
Government and Military[edit | edit source]
Andhrapur is traditionally led by a monarch elected from among the eligible members of the noble class. Each Maharaj (if male) or Maharani (if female) is considered, in the nature of the Andhran pantheon from which the monarch draws their authority, to be wed to the six Rajas and Ranis of the six princely fiefs. The current Maharaj is Jayanta I, called Sampadayanakari, or wealthbringer. The Maharaj is the nation's head of state and commander-in-chief of the military.
All Andhrapuris of 20 and over, excepting those convicted of severe crimes, are eligible to vote for the national Parliament. Parliamentary MPs are elected via a parallel-voting system including a combination of single-member districts and fief-wide party-list proportional representation. Andhrapuri politics have largely coalesced into a two-party system contested between the nationalist Jatiya Party and the socialist Sramika-Krsaka League, as well as the ethnic-interest Gouri National Party. Parliament grants investiture to a First Secretary and their cabinet through a vote of confidence.
Andhrapur's military includes a small standing army and an air force with a proud service history, as well as the Border Security Force, responsible for patrolling the frontier, and the Biral Rangers, a patrol force trained for extended policing missions in remote territory. Individual fiefs maintain their own police forces, while the Union Police are responsible for investigation of serious crimes or those extending across jurisdictions. Military service is a vocation with much social prestige, and veterans are well-treated by the central government even as the social safety net is otherwise scant.
Andhrapur's common-law justice system is relatively lenient compared to its neighbors, and the judiciary and the Supreme Court are among the most well-trusted government institutions even as corruption dogs other branches of the Andhrapuri government.
Economy[edit | edit source]
Agriculture, particularly the cultivation of crops such as rice, jute, sugarcane, etc, employ the greatest proportion of the Andhrapuri population. 84% of GDP is held by privately-owned companies and cooperatives, with state-run industry comprising the remainder.
Andhrapur benefits from immense mineral reserves, including diamonds, oil and natural gas deposits, graphite, manganese, and uranium.
Culture[edit | edit source]
The nation's history of subjugation and resistance to foreign invasion holds an immense role in the Andhrapuri national consciousness, with the Martyrs of Niranjan, those killed in defiance to the Daryan conquest, held in high esteem and memorialized in frequent shrines. This also materializes in the country's extremely tolerant gun laws; Andhrapur's rate of gun ownership is among the highest in the world. Heirloom swords and knives are also frequently worn on one's person.
Andhrapur possesses its own calendar.
Given Andhrapur's exceptionally tolerant stance towards marginalized genders and sexualities, Andhrapur has become a major destination in the field of LGBTQ-friendly tourism, and has historically been sought out as a sight for medical tourism, including gender-affirmation surgery.
Andhrapuri cuisine is traditionally vegetarian.
Religion[edit | edit source]
Andhrapur is formally a secular state, although the monarchy and nobility are divine in nature, deriving their authority from their role as the chosen of the Andhran religion. The vast majority of Andhrapurans adopted the Andhran religion, which includes a large pantheon of several dozen gods and goddesses. Andhrapur's immense temples are a common draw for tourism.