Republic of Sinaya
and largest city
|Official languages||Chona, Meric language|
|Recognised regional languages||Jinhangese Kayan|
|Government||Unitary Presidental Republic|
• Ministerial Councilwoman
• Created as a client-kingdom of SiWallqanqa
• Independence as the Tchetchu Kingdom of Sinaya
• Abolition of the Monarchy and founding of a Republika
|August 16th 1996|
• Per capita
• Per capita
|Currency||Paraci (₱) (PAR)|
Sinaya, officialy the People's Republic of Sinaya is a nation in Southern Avalonia. It borders Siwi Kondre to the north, Jinhang to the east, the South Sea to the south and west, and Arumy to the north-west. The area of Sinaya has been occupied by humans for over 1.5 millions years, with the oldest signs of organised irrigation occuring on the Betellen river in 4,500BC. Sinaya has been part of the Paracas, Neo-Paracas, Luerbache, Kayan, Mero-Curgov and Siwi Empires throughout its history.
Pre-Imperial city states
Paracas Wars of Religion
Sinaya was part of the Luerbache Empire from the 754 AD until its piecemeal collapse and conquest by the Kayan Empire, predominately by Chona soldiers formerly of the Second Paracas Empire. The Luerbache Empire began along the banks of the upper Betellen river, spreading south following the river and its tributaries into the fertile Tchetchuan valley and out into the Chimuereng Sea and Tchima island.
At the outbreak of the Colonial Era in Southern Avalonia, Sinaya was primarily part of the western frontier of the Kayan Empire, who had conquered the Luerbache Empire that had grown out of the upper Betellen river. When the Kayan imperial government in modern Siwi was defeated by the Tiperyn forces and Harmonious Society agents in the minor western theatre of the Eukaminta War, the various cities along the Betellen broke away unopposed.
Mero-Curgov colonial agents arrived and set up multiple trading outposts along the coast and river, to capitalise on the silver mines and resources of the region. As these settlements rapidly grew in size and population large waves of Curgov's would routinely set off further inland, in what would later be termed the "Georgian Treks" after a prominent settler leader, Georgiu Barg, displacing indigenous people in numerous small skirmishes and evictions and founding new townships and farming communities.
The growing Mero-Curgov populations began to call for the annexation of the various cities along the Betellen into a colonial body under Mero-Curgov leadership which resulted in the deployment of small numbers of soldiers and the mass recruitment of locals into militias, to mount an expedition to subdue the length of the river into the new colony of Betellania.
Following the Govreca's rise to power in Mero-Curgovina, the local government of the Betellania colony declared independence in opposition to Govreca's authority. This state possessed limited recognition during this time. The main leaders for the independence movement were veterans of the Grand Campaigns, who had poor opinions of the Govreca leading members.
In 1925, Siwi invaded the newly formed Betellania Commonwealth, conquering it by 1927, the campaign was bloody and the Betellanians earned a honourable peace, at the cost of much Siwi blood.
Kingdom of Sinaya
Formally established by the Kingdom of SiWallqanqa in 1935, alongside the independence of other SiWallqanqan subjects, keeping the SiWallqanqan monarchy at the head of each nation. Sinaya existed for 61 years as a monarchy.
1996 Constitutional Crisis
In 1996 a constitutional crisis occurred when King Waskar 2 of Sinaya (nephew of King Pacha 14 of SiWallqanqa) overstepped his legal limits by using his royal prerogative to dissolve the Legislative Assembly for the second time that year, following continued efforts to introduce an anti-corruption bill. During the period of the dissolution, Waskar utilized his royal mandate to seize control of government institutions to consolidate and expand his power. This blatant show of corruption and his overstepping of his legal limits caused protests in the Luercal, Tchetchuan and Virginia Provinces. Waskar's ill-advised response was to sieze control of hydroelectric dams in those provinces and shut them off, denying the people water and electricity in an attempt to force them to submit. This action turned public opinion heavily against him, and caused the SiWallqanqan government to withdraw their implicit support of his government.
At this time, political dark horse Katari Song, a private businessman who owned many of the nations hydroelectric damns and who was influential with the military, carried out a daring move. Using volunteers military brigades he regained control of his dams and restarted water and electricity to the public, earning him massive public approval and support.
Following an official inquiry carried out by King Pacha 14 of SiWallqanqa, King Waskar 2 abdicated and returned to SiWallqanqa. Pacha proceeded to dissolve the official monarchy of Sinaya and appointed Katari Song as the new head of the ministerial council.
Possible Motivations for Pacha's Move
Popular opinion behind the motives of King Pacha's controversial decision dissolve his own royal authority in Sinaya has been the source of much speculation, but common opinion is that it was a desperate effort to prevent a civil war in Sinaya that might cause a wave of republicanism throughout the Paracas region. It is also believed that it may have been an effort to put Chairman Song in a position that had more limits and was answerable to the Monarchy, rather than allowing Song unchecked power.
Since 1996, Sinaya has been a functioning Republica nominally dependant to SiWallqanqa, however it has enjoyed large scale economic successes not seen in SiWallqanqa. This has likely been due to the Song Government's willingness for laissez-faire capitalist international trade and rapid digitization of society.
In 2002 Chairman Song ordered the Military Police of Belhavo (MPB) to remove the Mayor of Belhavo and instituted the Colonel of the MPB, Nicholas fan Cleij, as the Acting-Mayor, in an effort to remove opposition to his economic progress and political power. Since then Belhavo has been positioned to eclipse Tchetchuan as the primary city of Sinaya, and Belhavo has also been the starting point of Sinaya's mass surveillance and biometric ID system, with the intention to provide complete security for the citizens of the city.
SiWallqanqan Civil War
During the SiWallqanqan and Arumpampan Civil War, the SRAF assisted SiWallqanqan government forces in removing the Arumpampan Communist rebels from Arumpampa and acted as a peacekeeping force in the area until the ARMO and the new Arumpampan state had the capacity to safely rule again.
The Ministerial Council is a four member advisory council that support the Chairman. Prior to the 2002 dissolution of the Directory, one of the members of the Council had to be assigned by the King of SiWallqanqa, however this position in the council is now occupied by the Chairman. The remaining three positions in the Council are: the President of the Legislative Assembly, the Supreme Judge of the Judiciary, and the Supreme Commander of the Military.
The Legislative Assembly is the highest level of government that the enfranchised voter contributes to. It is a 55 member non-partisan assembly that are tasked with debating, investigating and designing legislation to be approved by the President of the Assembly, then the Chairman.
The 55 members are elected every 5 years by all citizens who submit a vote. The candidates do not run on any party or regional base, and are first approved as candidates by the Secretary Department of the Assembly. Following this their name is added to the ballot paper and a simple majority, that being the 55 candidates with the greatest number of votes, are accepted into the Assembly.
The armed forces of Sinaya are the Republic of Sinaya Armed Forces made up of the RoS Navy, Air Force, Army and Gendarmerie. The RoS Navy is close in size to Siwallqanqa's own naval forces, although its Army is considerably smaller. The Chairman is the Commander-in-Chief of the RoS Armed Forces, however the forces themselves fall under the purview of the Ministry of Warfare & Defense
exports: fishing, agriculture, silver copper and tin mining, rare-earth minerals, manufacturing, textiles, paper goods and chemical products imports: oil/coal, iron/steel, consumer electronics, vehicles,
Sinaya is predominately populated by people of the Kakili indigenous macro-ethnic group, the major groups thereof being the Tchetchu people, who dominate the central valley and east, the Chona who reside in the north and west, and the Kaisa and KiKaisa who reside on Tchima Island. Non-Kakili groups are primarily from the colonial settlers, being Merands, Besrans and Curgovs, alongside Tiperyn and Ramayan people.
The Chona language, of the Kakili family, is the predominant language of Sinaya, spoken as a first or second language by approximately 70% of the population.
60% of people identify as non-practicing, of the remaining 40%, it is evenly split between Inunaists, MC Christians and Mormons