Sovereign Verissi Republic
Location of Verissi (dark green)
in West Kesh (light green)
|Recognised national languages||Ewe, Akan|
|Government||Democratic semi-presidential republic|
• President of Verissi
• Premier of Verissi
|Legislature||Kpekpexɔ (From Ewe: Meeting room) (Unicameral)|
• Creation of the Eume Coast Dominion
• Verissi war of liberation
|1957 - 1960|
• Verissi war of Unfiication
|1961 - 1965|
• First verissi civil war
|1969 - 1972|
• Second verissi civil war
|1978 - 1980|
• Verissi republican revolution
|1999 - 2000|
• Total Surface Area
|282,694 km2 (109,149 sq mi)|
• 2022 estimate
• 2020 census
|198/km2 (512.8/sq mi)|
|GDP (PPP)||2020 estimate|
|$ 431.666 Billion|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2020 estimate|
|$ 273.821 Billion|
• Per capita
|Currency||Pseiwan Ngaezaja (PNZ)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (WKT)|
• Summer (DST)
Verissi, officially known as the Sovereign Verissi Republic (translation) is a country located in the West-Keshi river basin, also know as Sameoelama. It borders Heiban to the south, Siwi West Kesh to the west and Paseiwa, Jagani and Naxe-Eosha in various points, and covers an area of roughly 280,000 square kilometers, which include 4 exclaves in the Sameoelama area. It also posses a coast facing the Iapetus Ocean.
The area today known as Verissi has been continously inhabited since prehistoric times, with semi-nomadic tribe groups being the dominant forces in the area. With the enstablishment of the Eume Kingdom in 109 BC, the political landscape of the area turned into a constellation of little city states fighting for local resources, while some nomadic groups remained and were often engaged as mercenaries. This system was broken with the arrival of the Zahavan conquerors in the 15th century, which colonized Paseiwa and various areas of Verissi (at the time still known as Eume). Many attempts at rebellion were made, but none of them would force the Zahavans out of the area, who would leave at their own volition in the late 1780s. With a power vacuum to be filled, Mero-Curgovina enstablished a trading colony which would form the Eume Coast Dominion, which consisted on a short stretch of coast around the city of Akpassi, in 1834, and would attempt help the Zee Kingdom (under King Olue II) unify the rest of Eume under a single flag, as to exert more control over the trade of important natural resources, such as textiles, steel, coffee and rare minerals. The effort would not prove to be successfull, with the Zee Kingdom begin defeated by a coalition of local city states.
The Eume Coast Dominion would then partake in the Grand Campaigns, supporting their colonial overlord in their effort, while the city states would remain mostly neutral. Eume as a whole would remain mostly untouched during the Great Kesh War, although a major attempt at revolution in the City of Akpassi 1957 would then spark nationwide violence and independentist movements that would lead to the start of the Verissi war of liberation, which would end with Mero-Curgovina leaving the area and the independence of the coast colony. The coast, led by of a new dictatorship by General Dziɖoɖo Lebene, would then start a 5 year long war called the Verissi War of Unification, which would end in 1965 with most of the territory claimed by Lebene being conquered. It is at this time that the area would start to be known as Verissi.
The following period is known as 'The greater Verissi civil war', as from the 70s up until the early 2000s, the young country was the victim of a series of civil wars and attempted coups, and major political violence. The conflicts would also spill over nearby Heiban, Siwi West Kesh, Paseiwa, Jagani and Naxe-Eosha. In particular, the border regions touching Heiban have been home to major battles, which often spilled over the border causing both civilian and military casualities to Heiban. This has led to the border becoming a quasi-demilitarized zone in the civil war years. In 1999, a major rebellion against the current dictator, General Kpeɖeŋunye Mawutor, led to a coalition of various political militias ultimately seizing power and declare Verissi a democratic republic. This would not however, stop the violence: each group of the victorious coalition would demande more influence over the country that they were awarded post-revolution, mining the stability of the already precarious republic. Verissi authorities would then invite international peacekeepers to help quell the violence, and to help the government to buld authority, competence and legitimacy. The international mission would officially end in 2004, although some international military presence is still present.
Today Verissi is a semi-presidential, democratic republic, subdivided into 13 councils and 4 autonomous entities (which are the 4 exclaves), and is home to approximately 55 milion people, which are ethnically, linguistically and culturally diverse.
Grand Campaigns and Kesh War
Independence to the Republican Revolution
Government and Politics
Law enforcement and emergency services
Wildlife and conservation
National Parks Project
While still one of the poorest countries in Anterra, the verissi economy has seen significant growth ever since the republication revolution. An efficent and stable institutional framework has been developed since the revolution, allowing the country to properly make use of it's resource-abundant territory. Verissi is amongst the largest exporters of steel and textiles, and a major center for raw manufacturing, which has driven a number of major corporations to the area.
Foreign partecipations in the economy has been encouraged ever since the end of the revolution, with major international corporations being involved in the area. Deals with foreign businesses have also been a way for Verissi to lower to it's foreign debt, which was (and still is) among the largest in Anterra compared to GDP, due to the wars that ravaged Verissi since unifications.
Verissi has a high level of unemployment, which is heavily influenced by unreported employment.