Greater Rovsnoski Republic
Motto: Samo jedinstvo spašava Rovski
"Only unity saves the Rovski"
Rovsnsoka Iznad Svega
"Rovsnsoska Above All!"
Rovsnoska in green
and largest city
|Recognised regional languages||Yarovan Bralman|
|Ethnic groups |
|Rovsnoski (77.8%), Yarovars (11.3%), Kryzhelovski (6.5%), Bralma (0.9%), Adjinua (0.8%), Astrans (0.6%), Gradinskans (0.4%) Other (1.7%)|
• Unification under the Tsardom of Rovskemlja
• Annexed into the Vojisky Empire as the Governorate of Rovsnoska
• Independence from the Vojiskiy Empire declared as the Republic of Rovsnoska
• Formation of the United Provinces of Rovsnoska and Zaporizhia
• Independence declared from the UPRZ as the Greater Rovsnoski Republic
|850,650 km2 (328,440 sq mi)|
• 2020 estimate
|GDP (PPP)||2020 estimate|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2020 estimate|
• Per capita
Rovsnoska, officially the Greater Rovsnoski Republic (Rovsnoski: Velikorovsnoska Republika) , or more commonly Greater Rovsnoska (Rovsnoski: Veća Rovsnoska), is a land locked country located in South Eastern Artemia within the Guragans region. It has a land area of 328,440 square miles (850,650 km2) and borders Yarova to the north, Pozrika to the west, and Zaporizhia to the east. Rovsnoska holds a population of around 21,277,330 inhabitants. Its capital city is Krvnigrad, which is also its largest.
The territory of modern day Rovsnoska, continuously inhabited since nearly 11,000 BCE, was the home of the early slavic Ranijudi people, of whom Rovsnoski, Vrtgore, and Seratofians originate from. The scattered Ranijudi tribes existed as separate kingdoms for centuries until the Eastern Ranijudi were united in 1228 under the Tsardom of Rovskemlja. The Tsardom of Rovskemlja maintained varying degrees of autonomy throughout its existence, at times being subservient to the Vojiskiy Empire. By 1640 the Tsardom had been completely annexed by the Vojiskiy. The Vojiskiy War provided the opportunity for an independent Rovsnoska as Vojisky authority crumbled, however the Rovsnoski population was divided between the Republic of Rovsnoska and the revolutionary volkovist Rovsnoska-Zaporizhia. The volkovist forces would come out on top in the struggle for control of Rovsnoska, leading to the creation of the United Provinces of Rovsnoska and Zaporizhia. Rovsnoska would break away from the UPRZ in a war of independence.
Rovsnoska possesses an abundance of grasslands and forests, allowing for a high export of crops and timber although the major exports of Rovsnoska are automotive parts and various refined ores, specifically uranium. After Lucijan Perica's transition of Rovsnoska from a military dictatorship to a republic in 2003 Rovsnoska saw expediential economic growth, however continues to struggle with widespread unemployment and poverty while continuing to lag behind in human rights.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
There are different hypotheses as to the etymology of the name Rovsnoska. According to the older widespread hypothesis, the name began as "Rovskersk", which means "borderland" in old Ranijudi, while some more recent linguistic studies claim a different meaning: "homeland" or "region, country". This name has been proposed as the precursor to that of the name "Rovsnoska" which is first recorded describing the people of Southern Rovsnoska in the late 11th century. The t
History[edit | edit source]
Early History[edit | edit source]
The earliest sign of settlement and agriculture in Rovsnoska was around 11,000 BCE due to mammoth and megatherium bones being found in archaeological digs of ancient villages. In the fifth and sixth centuries, the Ranijudi were located in the territory of what is now modern-day Rovsnoska and Adjinua. The Ranijudi were the ancestors of the Adjinua, Rovsnoski, Seratofians and Vrtgorans. Migrations from Rovsnoska throughout Central and South-East Artemia established many Slavic nations. Western migrations, reaching almost to the Belapečina Gulf, led to the emergence of the Vrtgores the group's ancestral to the Vrtgorans. The Ranijudi formed a union from their scattered tribes, which had the capability to repel Ljudian raids. After a Ljudian raid in 602 and the collapse of the Ranijudi Union, most of these peoples survived as separate tribes once more. Petty conflicts between Ljudian, Yarovar, and Ranijudi tribes were a regular occurance.
In 972 a large portion of modern Rovsnoska was absorbed into the East Slavic Confederation of Ljudia, along with Pyotr the Pious of Ljudia introducing the Ranijudi to Messianism, which was readily adopted. A multitude of monasteries were established within the newly conquered territories, with many major Rovsnoski cities having their origin in these missions. Many southern Ranijudi were also introduced to Haqiqatan by the Adrananese, of which inhabit the Poja area, however they remained a minority. Around early 1000 is when historians theorize the local Ranijudi people in mid and southern Rovsnoska begun using the name "Rovskersk", meaning "homeland" or "region" in old Ranijudi to describe their land, which is considered the precursor to the name "Rovsnoska." By the end of the middles ages the Ranijudi that migrated west had fragmented into Vrtgorans and Seratofians while the Ranijudi under the Ljudians had been further integrated into the confederation. This integration resulted in an unintentional "Yarovization" of the Ranijudi language, creating the origins of modern day Rovsnoski.
Tsardom of Rovskemlja (1220-1640)[edit | edit source]
Around 1190 Rovsnoski villages began suffering from Zaporizhian raiders and slavers. Deprived of native protectors among the Ljudian nobility, the Ranijudi began turning for protection to the emerging Southern Rovsnoski, of which inhabited the Rovskemlja region. The Rovsnoski did not shy from taking up arms against those they perceived as enemies, including the ever so declining East Slavic Confederation of Ljudia and its local representatives. The Southern Rovsnoski, or Rovskemlja, began revolting against Ljudia in 1219 CE, and would continue fighting until its collapse. In 1236 CE Ljudia collapsed leading to the creation of a multitude of new nations, however, its collapse allowed for the expansion of the Rovskemlja Rovsnoski further north into areas once held by the confederation.
Imanuel Srbljić II united the central and eastern Rovsnoski tribes and the Rovskemlja Rovsnoski into the formation of the Tsardom of Rovskemlja. The title of Tsar, Yarovar in origin, was chosen over the traditional Rovsnoski title of Šef in order to provide greater legitimacy for the nation. Through the conquest of smaller and ununified slavic states the Tsardom of Rovskemlja was able to expand its borders much further, most notably eastward clashing with various Zaporizhian, Yarovan, Peremorovkan, Tartar, and Kryzhelov states. Despite this push much of northern Rovsnoska would remain under the remains of the successor to the Confederation of Ljudia, the Tsardom of Yarova. However they were able to maintain relatively peaceful relations with their Adjinuan neighbors in the south. In 1321 the Leont'yevskaya Khanate began a conquest against Northern Rovsnoski settlements, subsequently taking control of a large portion of Northern Rovsnoska. The Khanates attacks were eventually repelled by the Tsardom, and a portion of the land lost to the Khanate reclaimed. Tartars were therefore expelled to the Kingdom of Kryzhelovschina along with many Astrans. At its height, the Tsardom of Rovskemlja would reach three fourths the size of modern-day Rovsnoska. The Tsardom began to decline around 1538 as Kryzhelovschina began a conquest of Northern Rovsnoski land, leading to multiple defeats at the hand of the Kryzhelovs and multiple Zaporizhian revolts in the east had led to the destabilization of the Tsardom. The Zaporizhian city state of Zemlya Gor was absorbed into the Tsardom of Rovskemlija in 1582, however, this would be the final major expansion of the Tsardom.
Governorate of Rovsnoska (1640-1926)[edit | edit source]
Through the course of the 17th and 18th centuries, the Yarovan Vojisky Empire waged an extensive and unprecedented territorial expansion, as part of the manifest destiny policy of Vostochnoye Gospodstvo (‘Eastern Domination’), and brought down countless small states in Artemia's Far East. Yarova soon set its eyes on the weakening Tsardom of Rovskemlja. Vojiskiy soldiers marched into Rovsnoska on 18 May 1640, just three years after the annexation of neighboring Zaporizhia. The cities of Kameshki and Varazidin had been captured within a week of the invasion. On June 12 the Tsardom of Rovskemlja surrendered, becoming a Governorate of the Vojiskiy Empire. A large number of the Rovsnoski nobility collaborated with Vojiskiy forces for personnel gain while an few nobles cooperated with the Vojiskiy hoping for expanded rights-instead the Rovsnoski nobility faced harsh dominance from the Tsar while ethnic Yarovar nobility were given an elevated status. Tsar Stjepan, the last Tsar of the Rovsnoski, would be put under house arrest until his death and the few nobility loyal to him executed. An ethnically Yarovar governor was installed over Rovsnoska, of which would be a continuous source of ethnic frustration for the rest of the governorates history.The Governorate of Rovsnoska was utilized, principally, as an agricultural province to produce food supplies for the empire's growing populace, at the expense, of course, of the Rovsnoski. The majority of the population of the Governorate would remain in serfdom, even after its abolition in Yarova proper. This would lead to numerous peasant rebellions and and the flourishing of anti-Vojiskiy sentiments in the impoverished Governorate. While the banning of Haqiqatan under the empire further marginalized the small Muslim population of Rovsnoska funds from the Svogda Patriarchate brought forth a renaissance in religious architecture and worship among the governorates Eastern Messianic inhabitants.
In the late 19th century a wave of nationalistic, communist, and republican factions began springing up in the Governorate of Rovsnoska. Meanwhile, a republican revolt was beginning to reach boiling point in Yarova Proper along with independence movements brewing thought the empire. A large amount of the Rovsnoski nationalist factions had adopted the ideals of volkovism, gaining influence from energized Zaporizhian rebel leaders like Vladimir Kurchatov. Kurchatov, a proponent of Rovsnoski-Zaporizhian unification and volkovism, received widespread support among impoverished Rovsnoski share-croppers, which furthered the possibility of a joint-insurrection, however the ex-Vojiskiy Admiral Spomenko Mijatović had gained much influence in the Southern Rovsnoski region of Rovskemlja where sentiments of Rovsnoski nationalism and anti-communism were extremely high. On the 16 of April 1922 war broke out within the Vojiskiy Empire. Soon communist groups would organize to form the Rovsnoski-Zaporizhian Revolutionary Army formed around the ideals of Volkovism and led by Kurchatov. Much like the Raudonasis Judėjimas or ‘Red Movement’ in Aukalnia and Sartland at the time, the revolutionaries launched a guerrilla warfare campaign against the Yarovan imperial forces in isolated areas while the Republic of Rovsnoska was declared in Southern Rovsnoska under the supreme authority of Mijatović. The Republic of Rovsnoska aligned itself with the Vojiskiy Empire, seeing it as the lesser of two evil compared to the communists, whilst the communist aligned themselves with the Yarovar Republicans and United Front. On September 5, 1922, the Vojiskiy forces began Operation Virgate, of which pulled their forces out of large swathes of Zaporizhia and Rovsnoska, allowing for the communists to rapidly expand their territory. Gradually, as Vojiskiy control weakened, due in no small measure by the Republican Front led by Vladimir Simakin in Yarova Proper, the rebels were enabled to engage in direct offensive tactics. The Republic of Rovsnoska began fighting on two fronts in 1924 when Helinika joined the war, this greatly stretched Rovsnoski troops thin and stunted any progress made against the Rovski-Zaporizhian Revolutionary Army. Pojački volunteers and material aid to the nationalists allowed for a number of small counter-offenses in the south, however their forces were near breaking point. By 1925 Rovsnoski forces were near collapse and the capital of Krvnigrad encircled.
On June 2, 1925, Spomenko Mijatović committed suicide, and with his death came the collapse of the Republic. The majority of Rovsnoski soldiers of the republic surrendered, however a signifigant number managed to retreat to Vojiskiy Pozrika or into the mountainside to fight a guerilla campaign against the UPRZ. On 2 February 1925, a matter of weeks after the storming of the Imperial Palace in Shchyokhov and the declaration of the United Federated Districts of Yarova, the Rovsnoski-Zaporizhian rebels had captured the last Vojiskiy stronghold within Zaporizhia. Accordingly, this led to the foundation of the United Provinces of Rovsnoska and Zaporizhia, which was governed by an ethnically-mixed provisional government presided over by Kurchatov.
United Provinces of Rovsnoska and Zaporizhia (1925-1994)[edit | edit source]general secratary of the new, socialist United Provinces, which he ruled through the Supreme Soviet. Once a predominantly agricultural country, the United Provinces was transformed into a mid-range industrial state, and acquired an international reputation due to its manufacturing of diesel engines. The United Provinces were established as a federal state comprising two provinces, from west to east: Rovsnoska and Zaporizhia, however after multiple disputes the volkovist provinces of VP Kryzhelovschina, VP Peremorovka, and VP Dzhokaria would be added. Democratic elections would be held until 1929 when Andre Marchotov came to power as general secretary.
Białemorze Conflict (1942-1943)[edit | edit source]As the Kingdom of Gradinska, a monarchy bordering Rovsnoska's west fell into an economic depression in 1934 multiple communist groups began gaining a large following. MGB agents providing training and monetary funds to communist paramilitaries. On June 20, 1942, the Kingdom of Gradinska territory of Carașovia was annexed by the UPRZ. The Kingdom of Gradinska declared war but quickly collapsed at the hands of communist revolutionaries. King Grzegorz Pawloski and much of his followers fled to the Republic of Gradinska to the west. The Gradinsk Communist Republic was declared. Then fearing that they would be slowly picked off individually by communists forces, the Republic of Gradinska and Kingdom of St. Vilmos formed a federation, which also forcefully included the exiled Kingdom of Gradinska. The newly formed Federation of Gradinska would be able to withstand the communist attacks but still had an extremely difficult time at organizing and raising their armies. By early 1943 the communist forces had been gaining massive traction, until November of 1943 when the popular political figure Andre Marchotov was assassinated, leading to riots and the declaration of martial law. Without the support of the UPRZ, the communist forces quickly collapsed and were defeated. The Carașovia peninsula would be retained by the UPRZ in the Treaty of Carașovia.
On September 9, 1943 students of the National Academy in Krvnigrad began a protest of around 20,000 people of the restrictions of free speech implemented by Marchotov, involvement in the Białemorze Conflict, state atheism and harsh working conditions. The protesters rallied around the statue of the Rovsnoski national hero, Taryinchi Pripyat I, in Union Square. Pro-reformists and local industrial workers would soon join in. On September 12 Andre Marchotov, the then-general secretary of the UPRZ was kidnapped, beaten, and shot. The assassin, Mislav Bešić, was an associate with the Legija group and was hung a few days later without trial. This sparked nationwide outrage and caused mass riots among the already disgruntled Rovsnoski protesters. Martial law was declared to swiftly repress all opposition. However ethnically Rovsnoski garrisons were extremely slow to react and even joined the protesters. On September 13 the MGB headquarters in Krvnigrad were overrun and the officers within were lynched or beaten to death. Eventually, Zaporizhian units made their way to crush the rebellion, meeting heavy resistance from both Rovsnoski garrisons and partisans. The rebellion was crushed and the leaders hung. The chaos caused by the unrest and massive military failures against the Federation of Gradinska pulled the UPRZ out of the Białemorze Conflict. This revolution would come to be known as the Marchotov Crisis.
Creation of the Sosnivika Accord and Involvement in Foreign Volkovist Movements (1953-1988)[edit | edit source]
By 1950 Goetia-UPRZ relations had been at a low point as the UPRZ had been extremely vocal in it's criticism of Goetia's blatant nationalism and failure to cooperate with the UPRZ militarily. Rovskovsky Khrushchev, then general secretary of the UPRZ, believed that Volkovists states must band together to defend from outside harm and infighting between the international communist community, albeit historians also speculate Khruschev wishing to solidify UPRZ influence within friendly communist states being the major factor for the creation of any form of alliance. In 1953 Khruschev met with Chairman Abakai Wehiyehe of Tonkina and Premier Juris Žvirka of Aukalnia and Sartland in Sosnivika to form the Organisation for the Cooperation of International Socialism (OCIS), or Sosnivika Accord. The accord soon went into action, as in 1954 Tonkina came into conflict with Selengaria. The Sosnivika Accord soon sent volunteers and material aid to Tonkina.
Involvement in the Secularist Revolt[edit | edit source]
Ministry of State Security agents within Lestykhol propagated and assisted the Kholak People's Front in its revolution. It was reported that agents of the MGB taught various Kholak opposition groups partisan tactics, propaganda, and armed those groups with a limited number of smuggled small arms. The MGB was actually believed to have caused infighting within a few of the groups in an attempt to cleanse them of Republicans and non-Volkovist communists.
Involvement in the Chernarussian Conflict (1968-1973)[edit | edit source]In 1968 the semi-autonomous region of Chernarus declared itself independent from the Confederacy of Poja. This move was of great interest to the UPRZ as it allowed for an opportunity to create a communist satellite state within the region under the guise of supporting independence. Although the organized armed resistance of the Chernarussians had been crushed by late 1968 the UPRZ would soon begin funding the armed Chernarussian militia, Chernarus People's Liberation Front, or FONC. The Liberation Front had explicitly expressed its need for support from the UPRZ and its ultimate goals of cooperation. The border town of Gvozdno would become the headquarters and staging point of the FONC. On February 3, 1969 agents of the MGB would meet with representatives of the FONC and arrange support. Around a week later multiples crates of Zastava M70s, Škorpion vz.61s, P-38s, SG-63Ks, Zastava M72s, RPG 7s, morters and munitions would be delivered to various FONC camps and operation centers. A steady flow of arms and munitions would continue to be sent to the FONC militia, although they would remain a relatively minor group through the conflict. Many of the weapons meant for FONC would wind up in the hands of various other Chernarussian militia.
In the later stages of the conflict, a reconnaissance craft was flown along the northern border of Chernarus near the town of Gvozdno, where Pojački intelligence believed the Chernarussian rebels had set up a supply base to support matériel coming in over the border from the UPRZ. Efforts to uncover this base were largely failures until this particular flight. From the photography, the base was not only identified but It was identified in such detail that it was able to be destroyed with an airstrike just the following day. This marked a major blow to the Chernarussian insurgency and effective cut off support from the UPRZ.
Oil Boom (1968-1984)[edit | edit source]
In 1968, reserves of oil were discovered in swathes of territory situated between Rovsnoska and Zaporizhia, and the country enjoyed an economic boom owing to this. With its new-found wealth, two major companies were formed: Zapoatom, which was tasked with constructing and operating nuclear reactors, and Rosuran, which carried out uranium mining. In 1972, the first excavation was completed at Cherkasy Nuclear Power Station. By 1980, the plant officially commenced operations and began to supply power to Sosnivika. The UPRZ began to grow extremely dependent on its surplus of oil, investing billions of dollars in its oil production. The UPRZ would also gain nuclear capability in 1964.
Rovski-Zaporizhian Separation (1994-1998)[edit | edit source]The Rovski-Zaporizhian Separation (Rovsnoski: Rovski-Zaporoško Razdvajanje), also known as the Southeastern Artemian Wars were a number of separate but related wars that resulted in the division of the United Provinces of Rovsnoska and Zaporizhia into three separate states from 1994-1998. Most of the wars ended through peace accords, involving full international recognition of new states, but with a massive human cost and economic damage to the region.
Initially the United Provincial People's Army (UPPA) sought to preserve the unity of the whole of the UPRZ by crushing the secessionist governments, but it increasingly came under the influence of the Zaporizhian government of Dirkiv Tochinki, which evoked Zaporizhian nationalist rhetoric and was willing to use the UPRZ cause to preserve the unity of Zaporizhians. Multiple foreign nations sent aid to sides that would support their strategic advantages, ideological interests, or simply keep their borders secure. As a result, the UPPA began to lose Kryzhelov, Rovsnoski, and Dzhokarians, while maintaining the loyalty of Peremorovkars and Yarovars, effectively becoming a Zaporizhian army.
Often described as Artemia's deadliest conflicts since the Veikan Civil War, the war was marked by many war crimes, including genocide, crimes against humanity and rape. The Kyrzhelovski genocide was the first Artemian crime to be formally classified as genocidal in character since the Central Artemian War.
Republican Shift[edit | edit source]
The first few years of Rovsnoska's independence were very difficult and grueling. The newly formed from the remnants of the UPRZ Secret Police, Legionarska, rooted out and killed neo-volkovists, anarchists, and various ethnic insurgents en mass. Communist and Graznavan guerrillas also continued to commit terror attacks after the war indiscriminately. A large amount of industrial areas were damaged during the civil war, but aid was sent from Poja and Agrana y Griegro due to their extremely anti-communist beliefs, wanting a foothold and ally in Eastern Artemia, and a pact that was made during the civil war ensuring future foreign aid. The first leader of Rovsnoska, Grand Marshal Viktor Martić, ruled with an iron fist and was known for his ruthless regime. Many isolationist policies of autarky were implemented by Martić in an attempt of self-sufficiency, of which crippled the struggling economy even further.
In 2003 Martić died from a stroke, and the Minister of Propaganda, Lucijan Perica took power. Due to outside pressure, a struggling economy, and for personnel benefit, Perica and his many supporters transitioned Rovsnoska into a republic, but many authoritarian aspects continue today. Life was still very hard at this time, but conditions were beginning to improve. Perica removed Viktor Martić's isolationist policies, allowing for expanded trade to democratic nations. Lucijan Perica implemented reconstruction efforts of the industrial regions most impacted by the civil war and promised those who built those areas food and a job in those factories in the future. By early 2004 a boom of industrialization and jobs revitalised the Rovsnoski economy. Many automotive and munitions factories, uranium mines, coal mines, and uranium refineries sprang up across the nation. The majority of these in the industrial cities of Rasnaya, Pazin, and Varažidin. Destroyed roads, railway systems, schools, and various other infrastructure were being rebuilt and expanded upon in this time too. Around this time the military also began rapid expansion and renovation, purchasing multiple licenses to produce various equipment of Kholak design.
De-Nuclearization[edit | edit source]
Rovsnoska has been accused of attempts to develop a nuclear weapons program, but no solid evidence has been reported. Grand Marshal Lucijan Perica has denied any Rovsnoski attempts at nuclear weapons development. With multiple active nuclear power sites and an abundant source of uranium, Rovsnoska has been deemed as both capable of producing nuclear weapons and possibly in the secret development of them. In 2003 Rovsnoska sold its nuclear arsenal of 55 nuclear warheads produced by the UPRZ to a joint denuclearization pact that included Gardarike, Modrovia, and various LoFN members. However, Sources within the Rovsnoski government have reported that there were also 30 undocumented nuclear warheads of which Rovsnoska retained, however, no solid evidence has proven this to be true.
Domestic Terrorism and Border Conflicts[edit | edit source]
Following the civil war, terrorism became an immediate issue. In Northern Rovsnoska a group of terrorists known as the People's Liberation Movement of Graznava and Astran, or NDGA, split from the command of the Astri-Graznavan Defense Council to fight a guerrilla campaign against Rovsnoski forces in the Rovski-Zaporizhian Separation. After the ceasefire between Rovsnoski and Graznavan forces was signed in 1998 Rovsnoska remained control over a large amount of majority Graznavan and Astran land, of which the NDGA had been active during the war. These fighters would continue a guerrilla campaign, with most of their activity being halted after the 2009 raid on the NDGA base of operations in the town of Chezayni. The NDGA would continue terror attacks such as bombings and assassinations, but much more decentralized. The Graznavan People's Republic has been accused of funding the NDGA, but no solid evidence has been found to support these accusations. Communist terrorists, although much more disorganized and smaller than the NDGA have also been active within Rovsnoska, but have been almost unheard of since 2010.
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On April 18, 2020, the Graznavan People's Republic was invaded by Rovsnoska for the second time. The invasion occurred days after Yarova's recently elected president, Tanas Gruzdev, pulled Yarovan troops from the GPR. However, Gruzdev had been alluding to these months before, allowing Rovsnoski troops to prepare for the assault. Around 60,000 soldier of the Grand Rovsnoski Army and 10,000 of the Republican Guard would be set to crush the GPR's light defenses. The League of Free Nations had taken steps to send troops to the GPR to prevent any Rovsnoski action, however the invasion had already commenced before they were able to send reinforcements. Within a few days, the Capitol of Apazov had been encircled, however using lessons learned from the First Battle of Apazov airstrikes and the bombardment were limited. With the majority of the GPR's government officials evacuated to Cezakia and the last pockets of resistance fading, the GPR surrendered on April 29. Many of the GPR's industrial and ethnically Rovsnoski areas were annexed by Rovsnoska, however, the northern area of the GPR became the Republic of South Kryzhelovschina, a Rovsnoski puppet of which is still currently under Rovski military administration due to the threat of insurgency.
The Allied Eastern States condemned the invasion as "anti-Easternist" due to it contradicting the tenants of ethnic-self determination, however no steps were taken to punish Rovsnoska's actions. The League of Free Nations and Pan-Artemian Coalition have implemented various tariffs on Rovsnoski exports due to the invasion.
Geography[edit | edit source]
The landscape of Rovsnoska consists mostly of mountainous terrains and plateaus crossed by rivers such as the Kleion, Bralma, Frisca and the Azeeri as they flow south into the Tethys Sea and west into the Bialemorze. To the east, the Malo vjerojatni ljubavnici Mountainlands forms the border with Zaporizhia while the Keirelymion Mountains form part of the southern border with Poja. Rovsnoska's various regions have diverse geographic features ranging from the highlands to the lowlands. The Azeeri River is the largest river in Rovsnoska, spanning 2,145 kilometers and running through the major cities of Krvnigrad and Rasnaya. In the Northeast of Rovsnoska there is a small mountain range along the Rovsnoski-Yarova border.
Climate[edit | edit source]
Rovsnoska has a temperate continental climate where winters last between 105 and 145 days, and summers last up to 150 days. The average temperature in January is −7 °C (19 °F), and the average temperature for July is about 18 °C (64 °F). Average temperature for July ranges from 17.5 °C (64 °F) in the north, 18.5–19 °C (66 °F) in the south. For January, it ranges from −4.5 °C (24 °F) in the southwest to −8 °C (18 °F) in the northeast. The average annual precipitation ranges from 550 to 700 millimeters (21.7 to 27.6 in) and is sometimes excessive, especially in the northwest near the Graznava border.
Land Features[edit | edit source]
The Azeeri River is the largest river in Rovsnoska, spanning 2,145 kilometers and running through the major cities of Krvnigrad and Varažidin. In the Northeast of Rovsnoska there is a small mountain range along the Rovsnoski-Yarova border.
Carașovia Exclave[edit | edit source]
The Carașovia territory is an exclave situated between Pozrika, Rovsnoska, and Helinika. Carașovia was one of the staging points for the invasion of Pozrika in the 1942 Białemorze Conflict, where shipments of equipment and men would supply and assist the communist forces. Carașovia is unique in Rovsnoska as it is the only area where there is a Pozrika majority. Today this area is rarely disputed over as Pozrika and Rovsnoska have expanded diplomatic ties and enjoys limited autonomy.
Politics[edit | edit source]
Rovsnoska was officially founded as a Unitary Social-Democratic Republic at the beginning of the Rovski-Zaporizhian Separation by then Prime Minister of VP Rovsnoska Željko Perdija until a reactionary military coup led by then commander of forces within the Rovsnoski military zones, Viktor Martić. After the coup Martić would reign Rovsnoska through a de jure military dictatorship, silencing any political opposition and purging most officials with ties to VP Rovsnoska and the All-Union Communist Party. Martić's party, the Rovsnoski National Party, dominated all political aspects of Rovsnoska as all other parties were banned from running in national elections. The Martić regime would face minor protests, however these opposition movements did not gain large scale support and were met with extreme retaliation. Ethnic minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, feminists and various other minority and opposition groups all faced extremely harsh oppression under Martić.
After Grand Marshal Viktor Martić's death in 2003 the Minister of Internal Affairs and head of the Legionarska Lucijan Perica took office as Grand Marshal and immedietly began instituting multiple social and economic reforms. The initial reforms by Perica included the removal of Martić's autarky policies, ban on all other political parties, and total control on information, and shift to a truer republic, however these moves have been critisized by world leaders as simply a show for the opening up of Rovsnoska's markets to the international stage as the country still retains many of its authoritarian aspects such as fraudulent elections, police brutality, and supression of opposition. A coalition between Perica and various other right-wing parties known as the National Front would be formed. Later reforms include the lifting of the ban on homosexuality, improved rights for Haqiqatan minorities, and greater expansions on freedom of speech, however Rovsnoska still remains one of the lowest nations on the World Freedom Index.
Governance and Administration[edit | edit source]presidential republic with a bicameral parliament known as. The Grand Marshal, acting as president, is the head of state. Executive power is exercised by the government, at its top sits a prime minister, appointed by the Grand Marshal. Legislative power is de jure vested in the bicameral parliament, however de facto the Grand Marshal may enact decrees that are executed the same way as laws for undisputed time.
Legislative[edit | edit source]
Senate: Members and the head of the Senate are appointed by the Grand Marshal. To become a senator you must be 35 years old and be drawn from at least one of these categories:
- Hold the rank of major general or above for at least five years or more
- Member of the Council of Ministers
- Anyone who has glorified the nation through outstanding service or merit
- Members of the Rovsnoski National Academy of Science for over seven years
- Anyone who paid three thousand Kuna in import taxes over a period of three years on their own property or company
- Member of the National Assembly
National Assembly: Anyone the age of 20 and above can vote for a member of the National Assembly. There are currently 250 seats, meaning each member of the National Assembly represents around 200,000 Rovsnoski citizens.
Executive[edit | edit source]
Council of Ministers: The Council of Ministers is instructed with directing sects of the government and are appointed by the Grand Marshal. Each minister's main focus is to head and guide their ministry. Ministers can be fired/appointed at any moment and time by the Grand Marshal. The crime of corruption, when committed by a minister, is punishable by life imprisonment and on select occasions capital punishment. The ministries are:
- Agriculture and Food
- Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade
- Architecture and Construction
- Emergency Situations
- Corporate Workers
- Foreign Affairs
- Natural Resources and Environmental Protection
- Public Health
- Housing and Communal Services
- Internal Affairs
- Transportation and Communication
- Sports and Tourism
Political Parties[edit | edit source]
The Rovsnoski National Party, (Rovsnoski: Rovsnoska Nacionalna Stranka), or commonly known as RNS, is the ruling party of Rovsnoska. The RNS rose during the economic depression and Rovsnoski revanchism that spread thought the UPRZ during the early 90s' and became the political party of Grand Marshal Viktor Martić. From 1994 to 2003 the RNS was the only party allowed to run for national elections until Perica's political reforms. The RNS espouses an ideology of Rovsnoski Nationalism, irredentism, right-wing populism, authoritariansim, and a pro-Allied Eastern States stance. Since Lucijan Perica's reforms the RNS has been described as much "less radical" then when it was under the control of Grand Marshal Martić.
The Democratic Freedom Party of Rovsnoska, (Rovsnoski: Demokratska Slobodarska Stranka Rovsnoska), commonly referred to as the DSSR, is a socially conservative, nationalist, economically interventionist political party in Rovsnoska led by Miroslav Čačić since its founding in 1999. Despite the party's name, it is frequently described as "neither democratic nor supportive of freedom". The DSSR works in cooperation with the RNS, however differs in its ideology by favoring more hardcore nationalism, stronger state intervention in economics, and maintaining a pan-slavic attitude.
Socialist parties are officially banned from participating in national and local elections in Rovsnoska, however were unbanned after Perica's reforms. The Rovsnoski Social Democratic party and Rovsnoski Syndical Party are the most popular socialist parties in Rovsnoska, however remain relatively insignificant. Volkovist parties continue to be suppressed by the state.
Foreign relations[edit | edit source]
Rovsnoska heads the Allied Eastern States, in which was created in 2001 to mainly oppose international interference and create a strategic and economic bond between Eastern Artemian nations. This coalition has led to Rovsnoska becoming close allies with Destland and Helinika.Lestykhol due to its constant economic and military support. A small number of Rovsnoski also live in Lestykhol and came to fight for the Rovsnoski in the civil war, joined by Kholak volunteers.
Rovsnoska has been condemned of attempting to undermine the Graznava People's Republic through funding insurgents and assassinations of high officials. Several terrorist attacks have partially proven to have been committed by Rovsnoskan forces or backed insurgencies, including the death of Chairman of the People's Soviet, Krymov Svyatoslavovich in 2008 and a 2014 attempt to kill then-General Secretary Yunkin Borisovich. Numerous attempts have been made by Graznavan officials to prosecute Rovsnoskan military officials for perceived war crimes during the civil war to no avail. Tensions between the GPR and Rovsnoska hit an all-time extreme in 2020 when Yarovan troops were pulled out of Graznava, resulting in an invasion by Rovsnoska.
Helinika is a strong trade partner of Rovsnoska, with many of the alloys used in the production of automotive parts, one of the most vital parts of the Rovsnoski economy, being imported from Helinika. Helinika's ports are the main source of Rovsnoski exports. Helinika and Rovsnoska have worked together on multiple occasions in counter-terrorist operations in Southern Rovsnoska, and each respective military train with each other on the regular. While Rovsnoska and Helinika maintain a relatively friendly position multiple unsolved disputes have occurred regarding the ethnically Rovsnoski region of Southern Rovskemlja.
Yarova and Rovsnoska currently retain relatively warm relations due to the election of President Gruzdev, which has expressed a desire for cooperation and trade between Yarova and the Allied Eastern States. Yarova withdrawing troops from Graznava has also raised public opinion of the nation by a large margin. However Rovsnoska remains wary of Yarova due to the fact that the Gruzdev presidency will not last forever, and Yaro-Rovski relations have been fluctuating for centuries.
Lestykhol and Rovsnoska have developed a strong military alliance since the Rovski-Zaporizhian Separation, where Kholak naval forces harassed and openly engaged Zaporizhian vessels. Also being a founding member of AES, Lestykhol and Rovsnoska have secured massive arms deals with each other, with many Rovsnoski surplus vehicles and weaponry being sold to Lestykhol for extremely low prices.
|Country (Feel free to add your own country here)||Status||Current state of relations||Mutual Embassies||Visa Requirement|
|Lestykhol||Allied||Member of the Allied Eastern States and longtime ally and trading partner of Rovsnoska.||Yes||Yes|
|Destland||Allied||Member of the Allied Eastern States. Rovsnoska has assisted Destland in its civil war since 2018.||Yes||Yes|
|South Kryzhelovschina||Allied||Member of the Allied Eastern States and client-state of Rovsnoska.||Yes||Yes|
|Osorra||Friendly||Close trade and military partner of Rovsnoska.||Yes||Yes|
|Helinika||Friendly||Strong trade partner.||Yes||Yes|
|Austrasia||Friendly||Observer of the Allied Eastern States and strong trade partner.||Yes||Yes|
|Alvakalia||Friendly||Alvakalia is the largest importer of Nada vehicles and automotive parts.||Yes||Yes|
|Template:Country data Thalaky||Friendly||Recent trade agreements with Thalaky and AES have brought both countries relations to a friendly state.||Yes||Yes|
|Svenskt||Friendly||Observer of the Allied Eastern States.||Yes||Yes|
|Template:Country data Albaterra||Friendly||Major economic partner.||Yes||Yes|
|Agrana y Griegro||Friendly||Yes||Yes|
|Yarova||Friendly||Yarova has a history of fluctuating relations with Rovsnoska. The current administration of Yarova is pro-Rovsnoski and relations between the two nations have warmed.||Yes||Yes|
|Poja||Friendly||Supporter of Rovsnoska during the Vojiskiy War and Rovski-Zaporizhian Separation.||Yes||Yes|
|Pozrika||Friendly||Supporter of Rovsnoska during the Rovski-Zaporizhian Separation||Yes||Yes|
|Kodeshia||Friendly||Trade partner of Rovsnoska||Yes||Yes|
|Seratof||Neutral||Seratof, although being a member of the rival PAC, is considered neutral due to its close cultural ties to Rovsnoska||Yes||Yes|
|Selengeria||Neutral||Little interaction, however Selengeria and Rovsnoska share similair political views.||Yes||Yes|
|Baileneu Ma||Neutral||Baileneu Ma is suspected of assisting the Pijuni in the trafficking of illegal substances to Rovsnoska||Yes||Yes|
|New Valentina||Strained||Critic of Rovsnoski actions in Graznava.||Yes||Yes|
|Mero-Curgovina||Strained||Critic of Rovsnoski actions in Graznava.||Yes||Yes|
|Modrovia||Strained||Critic of Rovsnoski actions in Graznava. Lead nation of the rival PAC.||Yes||Yes|
|Airgialla||Strained||Rovsnoska recognizes Airgialla as a territory of Tiperyn.||No||Yes|
|Arbenz||Strained||Rovsnoska recognizes Arbenz as a territory of Albaterra.||No||Yes|
|Goetia||Strained||Rovsnoska recognizes Goetia as a territory of Alvakalia.||No||Yes|
|Zaporizhia||Cold||Strained relations established after the end of the Rovski-Zaporizhian Separation. Member of YZAGA.||No||Yes|
Grand Rovsnoski Armed Forces[edit | edit source]
Structure of the Armed Forces[edit | edit source]
The Rovsnoski forces have a unique operational military doctrine for a conventional military force. Rovsnoska based its defense doctrine upon the total war concept of "Total People's Defence" (sh. Opštenarodna odbrana) which drew upon Rovsnoska's successful partisan history during the early phases of the Rovski-Zaporizhian Separation where Rovsnoski militiamen and partisans harassed and whittled down the UPRZ forces advancing on Krvnigrad, preventing the capture of the capital. The "Total National Defence" concept gave the GRA the role of defending borders against aggressors with the intention of delaying an invader long enough for a larger force of civilian conscripts to enter the field and start wearing the invader down. The entire Rovsnoski population was to be engaged in armed resistance, armaments production, and civil defense under this concept. It was believed by Rovsnoski planners to be the best method by which a smaller nation could properly defend itself against a much stronger invader, specifically, a multinational attack by the League of Free Nations. A war against a minor nation would not send Rovsnoska into total war, the same being said if there were to be a war with the YZAGA unless Rovsnoska began losing significant ground.
Counter Insurgency Operations[edit | edit source]
Since the Rovski-Zaporizhian Separation the People's Liberation Movement of Graznava and Astran, or NDGA, had become an active insurgency within Rovsnoska. The Republican Guard, being tasked with keeping internal order within Rovsnoska began massive counter-insurgency operations following the 1999 Krvnigrad Metro Bombings performed by NDGA terrorists. The Republican Guard began mass arms searches in Northern Rovsnoska, which resulted in multiple civilian alterations and death. Guardsmen's operations in the early stages of the insurgency have been described as disorganised and sloppy. In 2001 a Kameshki police station was taken hostage by 14 masked NDGA insurgents, the demands of the NDGA were to cede the city of Kameshki to the GPR and 4,000,000 Kunas. The Republican Guard responded by firing at the insurgents with a 30mm APC gun. All 14 insurgents were killed along with 6 police officers.
By 2003 the Republican Guard had been able to confine the NDGA's actions to areas of Northern Rovsnoska where they held the most support. Road checkpoints were set up throughout Northern Rovsnoska, limiting the insurgent's movements even further. These checkpoints would prove to be highly successful in the Almestal Mountains, of which was a vital NDGA refuge. In 2009 Myaukin Tikhonovich, the head of the NDGA, and a small convoy of insurgents were killed in an attack by Republican special forces on the Graznavan-Rovsnoski border. Tikhonovich's movements into the GPR and assistance to the NDGA from the GPR were confirmed by Legionarska infiltrators.
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The Grand Rovsnoski Army's failed mass assault of Graznava using armored divisions during the Rovski-Zaporizhian Separation was a failure that still defines the GRA's tactics till this day. Since then multiple units of the Grand Rovsnoski Army stationed near the Graznavan border would routinely be involved in border conflicts between Rovsnoska and Graznava. The Grand Rovsnoski Army also made up the bulk of the invasion force, numbering around 60,000, of which invaded the GPR on April 18, 2020. Many Grand Army troops are still stationed in South Kryzhelovschina for counter-insurgency operations.
Rovsnoski Air Defense Force[edit | edit source]Rovsnoski: Rovsnoski Snage Protuzračne Obrane), commonly known as the Air Defense, was established in 1995 using mostly old UPRZ aircraft, many of which still make up the bulk of the Air Defense today. The Air Defense eventually began some of their own designs to improve upon already existing aircraft such as the HMR-27. To fill in a lack of transport vehicles, the Air Defense came up with the Antonov design. The Antonov Av-70 can also be used as a gunship and a modified version. In more recent years the Rovsnoski Air Defense bought 20 ZuB-10B Pelikans from Poja for training cadets, before this old crop dusters were being used for training, resulting in underskilled pilots. The ZuB-10B can also be equipped with munitions if more planes are needed in a war. The Rovsnoski Air Defense Force also operates Rovsnoska's air defense systems and anti-air guns.
Grand Rovsnoski Army[edit | edit source]
The Grand Rovsnoski Army (Rovsnoski: Vojska Grand Rovsnoski) is the conventional military of Rovsnoska. The Grand Army is tasked with defending the territorial integrity of Rovsnoska's borders from exterior and interior threats and project regional power. The Grand Rovsnoski Army was formed in 1994 from ethnically Rovsnoski UPRZ units. Currently in the Grand Army there are around 370,000 personnel, 6,500 tanks, 7,000 armored combat vehicles, and XXX aircraft.
Republican Guard[edit | edit source]Rovsnoski: Vojska Grand Rovsnoski) are the elite fighting force of the Rovsnoski Military, tasked with keeping internal order, and guarding the leadership of Rovsnoska, and the monitoring of foreign activity. The Republican Guard also fights alongside the Grand Army as elite-shock units. All soldiers of the Republican Guard must swear loyalty to the Grand Marshal and Rovsnoska. Formed in 1994, the Republican Guard currently has around 150,000 personnel. Most special forces units and all civilian defense units fall under the command of the Republican Guard. The Republican Guard has taken a greeter role in Rovsnoski, becoming a center piece of the Perica regime and even being referred to by western journalists as "The Grand Marshals personnel army, ideologically driven and an industrial empire with political clout."
8th Special Parachute Brigades[edit | edit source]
The 8th Special Parachute Brigade (Rovsnoski: 8. Specijalna Padobranska Brigada), or better known as the Specijado, are a special forces unit of the Republican Guard formed out of the 63rd Parachute Battalion after the Rovski-Zaporizhian Separation. The Specijado specialize in counter-insurgency, covert reconnaissance, and sabotage. The Specojado are notable for their ability to covertly operate within enemy territory. The 8th Special Parachute Brigade has conducted multiple operations that have resulted in the death of multiple heads of the Kryzhelovski terrorist organization the People's Liberation Movement of Graznava and Astran, or NDGA. Krymov Svyatoslavovich, the de facto head of the NDGA, and Yesikov Pavlovich, his son and planned successor, were both killed in a raid on their compound outside Novoboresi. The 8th Special Parachute Brigade successfully raided the compound around 1:00 am on May 1. A few days before, on April 29 Gvozden Borisov, the terrorist behind the Krvnigrad Metro Bombing, along with multiple other NDGA leadership were killed by Yarovan border police attempting to escape the country.
Law Enforcement[edit | edit source]
Policija[edit | edit source]
The Policija, officially the National Police Agency (Rovsnoski: Nacionalna Policijska Agencija) are the regular law enforcement of Rovsnoska, tasked with the protection of individual life, security and integrity, protection of property, traffic and road safety, prevention and detection of criminal offenses, misdemeanors, violations, search for perpetrators of criminal offenses, misdemeanors, and violations, and riot control. The Policija have been criticized by international humanitarian groups for their suppression of freedom of speech, violent anti-protest methods, and rampant human rights violations.
Legionarska[edit | edit source]Rovski-Zaporizhian Separation, the Legionarska, short for Legionary Police of the Rovsnoski People (Rovsnoski: Legionarska Policija naroda Rovsnoskog) is the official state security service of Rovsnoska. The Legionarska are tasked with monitoring "dissidents" and enemies of the state, maintaining and running prison camps, countering the spread of contraband, and the execution of enemies of the state. The activity of the Legionarska in recent years includes multiple raids on illegal bars, ethnic deportations, the raiding of communist printing presses and hideouts and execution of those working it, the capturing of various foreign agents, infiltration of the United Bolshevik Front, and the arrest of political opposition. The Legionarska is also credited with the discovery and raids of multiple Graznavan insurgent groups.
Members of the Legionarska have also been suspected of acting as spies and infiltrators within nations near Rovsnoska. It has been officially reported that the Legionarska has an active presence within Graznava and areas of Yarova. The Legionarska is also accused of the 2014 attempt to kill then-General Secretary Yunkin Borisovich of the People's Republic of Graznava.
Crime[edit | edit source]ulični has become a prevalent issue within the Rovsnoski youth. Ulični is generally young men of lower-class suburban areas coming from low-income families. The ulični originate from the UPRZ era around the 1970s where they were highly active within organized crime and bootlegging. Near the end of the UPRZ and Rovski-Zaporizhian Separation they were more so known as petty gangsters and disruptive youth. The Rovsnoski government has had multiple attempts to curve this gang-like behavior, but this has only resulted in a deeper divide between the government and youth culture. Ulični can be commonly found squatting in groups around public areas such as parks and outside apartment complexes, a behavior allegedly caused by labor camp prisoners squatting to avoid sitting on the cold ground. These gangs are also associated with drinking cheap vodka, eating sunflower seeds, wearing tracksuits and flat caps, smoking cheap cigarettes, fighting, yelling profanities, turbo-folk, and occasionally in Southern Rovsnoska firearms. Although being generally against the current Rovsnoski government, ulični generally share strong Rovsnoski nationalism and xenophobia.
Two notable mafia style gangs existing in Rovsnoska are the Pijuni ("Pawns"), and the Puška Braća ("Gun Brothers"). Unlike the Yarovan mafia, of which has roots dating back to the medieval age, the various organized criminal organisations of Rovsnoska can be traced back to forming around the late 1970s UPRZ oil crisis, of which birthed a wave of organized crime within the provinces. Gun trafficking became a massive issue during the Rovski-Zaporizhian Separation, as these criminals had easy access to UPRZ weaponry along with a significant number of military figures willing to sell arms to those organisations. At their height the Braća's arsenal included five DMP-1 IFVs, two T-64 main battle tanks, and one T-72. However relations with government officials were quickly snuffed out after the separation and the Rovsnoski government began a heavy anti-corruption campaign, of which resulted in near collapse of the Pijuni. Today the Pijuni rely heavily on exporting heroine and other various drugs to Yarova and Zaporizhia whilst the Braća continue to deal arms, most notably to Seratof, Lusjki, Yarova, and Poja. The Braća are also very notable for having ties to Chernarussian insurgents, the Kartvelian National Liberation League, Death Riders MC and various other insurgent and crime groups of which they arm.
The annual per capita consumption of alcohol in Rovsnoska has been reported as 15.78 litres, one of the highest in Artemia. Alcoholism has been a major health concern in Rovsnoska since its days as the Governorate of Rovsnoska. Prohibition has been enacted three times in Rovsnoski history: 1924, 1967, and 1999. Each age of Prohibition had resulted in massive increases in crime rates and illegal brewing.
Economy[edit | edit source]
Rovsnoskas economy has been steadily increasing since Lucijan Perica implemented new trading policies, allowing for trade with various liberal democracies. With factories being rapidly reconstructed and aid from the Albaterra and Agrana y Griegro Rovsnoska was also able to rebuild much of its industrial capabilities but still lacks behind most nations. Rovsnoska refuses to trade with all countries that follow a doctrine of communism. In recent years multiple trade deals between Rovsnoska and various Western Artemian nations have greatly improved Rovsnoska's economy, specifically with Austrasia and Thalaky.
A corporatist political system in which the economy is collectively managed by employers, workers and state officials by formal mechanisms at the national level has existed in Rovsnoska since 1998. Each trade union or employer corporation represents its professional concerns, especially by negotiation of labor contracts and the like. However the Rovsnoski form of corporatism has been criticized as a way to reduce opposition and reward political loyalty.
Major Exports[edit | edit source]
Rovsnoska has been a major exporter of timber and agriculture for its existence, dating back to the Tsardom of Rovskemlija. Refined uranium, automotive parts, textiles, vodka, barley, potatoes, wheat, polymers, and various unrefined metals are some of the major modern exports. Coal, munitions, and small arms are smaller industries in Rovsnoska. The car company Nada produces cars in Rovsnoska and exports their vehicles worldwide, one of the most major importers being Alvakalia. The firearms industry Zastava Arms was located in the United Provinces of Rovsnoska and Zaporizhia and now is partly state-owned and produces small arms for Rovsnoska and as exports to friendly states. The most major importers of Rovsnoski goods are Albaterra, Austrasia, Gradinska, Destland and Lestykhol. Timber, uranium, textiles, crops, metal ores, and Zastava small arms have begun exportation to Austrasia since its recent observation of PaZ.
Major Imports[edit | edit source]
Rovsnoska's major imports include petroleum, industrial machinery, wine, and chemical products. Sugar, coffee, and various fruits are imported from Albaterra. Chemical and fish products are imported from Lestykhol. In recent years since Austrasia has begun observing AES trade between Austrasia and Rovsnoska has greatly increased, and Rovsnoska now imports transmissions, machine tools, and integrated circuits from Austrasia.
Demography and Social Policies[edit | edit source]
Cities[edit | edit source]
The cities with a population over one million of Rovsnoska and their populations are Krvnigrad (pop.1,836,227), Šibenik (pop.883,553), Rasnaya (pop.656,365), Kvilia (pop 532,822), and Varažidin (pop.503,371). Other major cities are Rozhok (pop.396,217), Kameshki (pop.336,803), and Pazin (pop.220,380). Towns bordering Zaporizhia such as Pazin, Rasnaya, and Rozhok took massive tolls on their populations during the Rovski-Zaporizhian Separation as they were the centers of heavy fighting and the expulsion of [[United Provinces of Rovsnoska and Zaporizhia|UPRZ}} sympathizers and ethnic minorities.
Ethnicity[edit | edit source]
According to the Rovsnoski Census of 2020 Rovsnoski make up 77.8% of the population. Other significant groups include Yarovars (11.3%), Kryzhelovski (6.5%), Bralma (0.9%), Adjinua (0.8%), Astrans (0.6%), and Pozrik (0.4%). Rovsnoska's ethnic demography has been shaped by its history of wars in conflict. It is estimated that 400,000 people left Rovsnoska during the 1990s, many of whom had higher education. During the Rovski-Zaporizhian Separation Rovsnoski forces deported a large number of Kryzhelovski and Yarovars, which greatly reduced their numbers in Rovsnoska. When Rovsnoska annexed Graznava in 2020 the number of Kryzhelovski citizens living in Rovsnoska increased, however, this came with a new wave of deportations to the newly formed South Kryzhelovschina.
Rampant racism in Rovsnoska has been an issue since its early days as a governorate of the Vojiskiy Empire. The Rovsnoski government is partly to blame for the racism against Graznavans and Zaporizhians, as it has constantly demonized them as enemies of the state and traitors through mass propaganda. In 2006 a Graznavan suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd at a market in the city of Pazin, killing 7 people and injuring 28, many of whom were young children. After that incident, a reported 7 Graznavans were lynched by various right-wing groups. Many incidents like this have happened since the Graznava-Rovsnoski ceasefire, usually ending with the death of innocent Graznavan citizens as repercussions. The writings of Nenad Umljenović have been said to inspire much of the extreme anti Yarovar sentiment, as his book, The Rovsnoski National, swayed a large amount of the Rovsnoski into the belief that the Yarovars will always continue to expand their empire and undermine the Rovsnoski people. Police brutality against minorities within Rovsnoska has been a rampant issue, however when asked about the situation Grand Marshal Perica stated that it was "Not of his greatest concern at the moment."
Religion[edit | edit source]
The Rovsnoski people had been deeply religious since the Baptism of Ljudia in 988 CE. By the 11th century CE, the Svogda Patriarchate churches finally broke communion with the Western Catholic Church after centuries of gradual divergence, in which the Rovsnoski people embraced with open arms, and caused anti-semitic riots and killings. A minority of Haqiqatan Rovsnoski were also present until The Tsardom of Rovskemlija became a territory of the Vojisky Empire and Haqiqatan was banned. During the rule of the United Provinces of Rovsnoska and Zaporizhia religion was banned as it was viewed as a reactionary method of keeping the worker and peasant "tame" by volkovist tenants. The Rovsnoski government recognizes Svogda Patriarchate as the National Religion. It is estimated that almost 78% of Rovsnoski practice some form of organized religion.
After the Rovski-Zaporizhian Separation religion was unbanned and gained massive state support. In 1999 Viktor Martić ordered the mass reconstruction of Svogda Patriarchate churches across Rovsnoska, and the refurbishing of the remainders of the Vojiskiy age. The Jewish peoples, although having an extremely small population within Rovsnoska, have also been officially recognized and supported in this process.
Education[edit | edit source]
According to the Rovsnoski constitution, access to free education is granted to all citizens. Complete general secondary education is compulsory in the state schools which constitute the overwhelming majority. Free higher education in state and communal educational establishments is provided on a competitive basis. There is also a small number of accredited private secondary and higher education institutions.
Because of the UPRZ's emphasis on total access of education for all citizens, which continues today, the literacy rate is an estimated 99.4%. Since 2005, an eleven-year school programme has been replaced with a twelve-year one: primary education takes four years to complete (starting at age six), middle education (secondary) takes five years to complete; upper secondary then takes three years. In the 12th grade, students take Government tests, which are also referred to as school-leaving exams. These tests are later used for university admissions.
The Rovsnoski higher education system comprises higher educational establishments, scientific and methodological facilities under national, municipal and self-governing bodies in charge of education. The organisation of higher education in Ukraine is built up in accordance with the structure of education of the world's higher developed countries. Rovsnoska has more than 700 higher education institutions and in 2010 the number of graduates reached 554,700 people.
Children from the age of 8 to 16 are prompted to join the Republicam Youth were survival skills, military skills, and propaganda are taught. The goal of the Republican Youth is to have children that are ideologically loyal and prepared to fight if an invasion of Rovsnoska were to occur. Some members of the Republican Youth can advance to more sophisticated sects such as tanking, sniping, espionage, and piloting, these generally promise a higher rank and pay grade in the military.
Health[edit | edit source]
Rovsnoska's healthcare system is state subsidised and freely available to all Rovsnoski citizens and registered residents. However, it is not compulsory to be treated in a state-run hospital as a number of private medical complexes do exist nationwide. The public sector employs most healthcare professionals, with those working for private medical centres typically also retaining their state employment as they are mandated to provide care at public health facilities on a regular basis.
All of the country's medical service providers and hospitals are subordinate to the Ministry of Health, which provides oversight and scrutiny of general medical practice as well as being responsible for the day-to-day administration of the healthcare system. Despite this, standards of hygiene and patient-care have fallen.
Hospitals in Rovsnoska are organised according to the regional administrative structure; as a result most towns have their own hospital and many also have district hospitals. Larger and more specialized medical complexes tend only to be found in major cities, with some even more specialised units located only in the capital, Krvnigrad. However, all regions have their own network of general hospitals which are able to deal with almost all medical problems and are typically equipped with major trauma centres; such hospitals are called 'regional hospitals'.
LGBT Rights[edit | edit source]
Homosexuality was officially banned in the UPRZ while homosexuality is officially listed as a mental illness by the Ministry of Health. The Legionarska has raided a multitude of underground illegal gay night clubs and bars in the last 10 years. In the 1950s the UPRZ began propagandizing homosexuality as an infectious disease, a sentiment that has remained among Rovsnoska's highly religious and conservative society. Notable LGBT rights activist Nikolina Kralj was one of the most successful at disproving the many lies taught to the public about the LGBT until her arrest and disappearance in early 2003. Homosexuality was officially decriminalized during Grand Marshal Perica's reforms, however members of the LGBT community still face large amounts of discrimination and are banned from public protest.
Culture[edit | edit source]
Art, film and theatre[edit | edit source]
The famous painter, Slavko Ignjatović, was born and raised in the Governorate of Rovsnoska as a child before migrating to Tiperyn after the Vojiskiy War. Slavko is famous for his unique abstract paintings that were used, in his own words, "To convey extreme emotions in their purest forms." Slavko would go on to win many art awards and was voted as the 26th greatest Rovsnoski during the 2016 100 Greatest Rovsnoski television event.
Communist realism was a style of idealized realistic art that was developed in the UPRZ and was the official style in that country between 1935 and up until its collapse. Communist realism is characterized by the glorified depiction of communist values, such as the emancipation of the proletariat. Despite its name, the figures in the style are very often highly idealized, especially in sculpture, where it often leans heavily on the conventions of classical sculpture. Although related, it should not be confused with social realism, a type of art that realistically depicts subjects of social concern, or other forms of "realism" in the visual arts. This art form was continued in Rovsnoska, however the communist theme was replaced with one representing the Rovsnoski national identity.
Clothing[edit | edit source]
Athletic clothing, flat caps, and jeans have been popular in recent years with the ulični subculture.
Cuisine[edit | edit source]
The traditional Rovsnoski diet includes chicken, pork, beef, fish and mushrooms. Rovsnoski also tend to eat a lot of potatoes, grains, fresh, boiled or pickled vegetables. Popular traditional dishes include varenyky (boiled dumplings with mushrooms, potatoes, sauerkraut, cottage cheese, cherries or berries), nalysnyky (pancakes with cottage cheese, poppy seeds, mushrooms, caviar or meat), kapuśniak (soup made with meat, potatoes, carrots, onions, cabbage, millet, tomato paste, spices and fresh herbs), borscht (soup made of beets, cabbage and mushrooms or meat), holubtsy (stuffed cabbage rolls filled with rice, carrots, onion and minced meat) and pierogi (dumplings filled with boiled potatoes and cheese or meat). Rovsnoski specialties also include Chicken Sitchy and Sitchy cake. Rovsnoski drink stewed fruit, juices, milk, buttermilk (they make cottage cheese from this), mineral water, tea and coffee, beer, wine and horilka.
Literature[edit | edit source]
The Rovsnoski Nationalist manifesto known as The Rovsnoski National (Rovsnoski: Nacional Rovsnoski) was written in 1917 by Rovsnoski philosopher and soldier Nenad Umljenović. The Rovsnoski National is credited for being a major factor in inspiring the Rovsnoski Nationalism that would rapidly spread in the 1920s and various Rovsnoski Nationalist groups such as the Legija Death Corps and National Rovsnoski Legion. It is stated in Umljenović's writings that the Rovsnoski people are under the control of the Yarovars, and must gain independence by any means necessary. Many key points are that the Rovsnoski can only be lead successfully by one strong leader and are the rightful rulers of what he considered the "Greater Rovsnoski" area that includes Graznava and areas of Zaporizhia.
Media[edit | edit source]
The Minister of Information and Culture is in charge of broadcasting and advertisements in Rovsnoska. Over 90% of Rovsnoski citizens have reported that they spend at least 2 hours a day listening to radio broadcasts, whereas 83% of citizens say they watch television. Television and radio are both strictly controlled by the state and are filled with state propaganda. The most popular channels are the state news channel Rovsnoska Daily News, the Youth Channel, and Star Movies.
Music and dance[edit | edit source]
Kolo, or better known as the circle dance, is a popular folk dance performed at festivals and celebrations in Rovsnoska. Kolo is performed in a group of people (usually several dozen, at the very least three) holding each other's hands or having their hands around each other's waists whilst moving at a fast pace in a circle. There are many different variations depending on the region, with some dances being much slower, to different music, or with differing movements.
Military marches and hymns are very popular among veterans of the Rovski-Zaporizhian Separation and young members of the Republican Youth. These marches include March of the Legija, The Deathly Fields, March of the Guardsmen, and Defenders of Nikopol. A large amount of Rovsnoski military songs come from the Legija Death Corps, with many being altered to fit the separation.
In recent years Turbo-folk music has become a major part of Rovsnoski youth culture. Turbo-folk arose from smuggled Pojački electro music, of which Rovsnoski youth attempted to replicate and mix with the folk and military music that dominated Rovsnoski culture. Instead of banning this new form of music, the Rovsnoski government saw this as an opportunity to reignite nationalism among the teenagers, although not directly creating the music, but instead funding artists who intertwine nationalism into their music. The result of this is many songs being about bastardizing Yarova and member states of the YZAGA, while glorifying Rovsnoska and the Rovski-Zaporizhian Separation, with some even saying God is a Rovsnoski. Turbo-folk has also been popular among the ulični "gangster" subculture.
Folk songs are extremely popular among rural Rovsnoska, with songs such as Milion ruža, Doviđenja, and Dark-Eyed One being heard across festivals and events through Rovsnoska. Many of these songs have been modernized with electric music to form the turbo-folk genre.
Sports[edit | edit source]
Rovsnoska has been a participant in the Anterra World cup since its independence and has been known to have highly chauvinistic fans and players. In the recent Anterra Cup 2020 Rovsnoska had a draw with both Lykore and Thuyiquakliq. Rovsnoska's best player, Ivica Mornar, scored three goals this season. The 2020 World Cup has been the least violent cup for Rovsnoska, with little to no violence compared to the riots and stabbings of past cups.
In 2000 during a heated game between the newly formed nations of Zaporizhia and Rovsnoska violent clashes broke out between fans and players alike. Tensions were already high as both countries had recently come out of a civil war, which created a state of ethnic tension between both nations. 10 minutes into the game and the Rovsnoski player Robert Granić made a shot which appeared to go over the line, but was ruled out. 20 minutes into the game Zaporizhian player Vasilyev Yurievich reportedly hit Robert Granić in the genitals after much taunting from the Rovsnoski team and was red-carded, however, while walking away Granic returned a punch. This led to a brawl between both teams and many fans in the stadium. Local police would be called to disperse the riots. Both teams were disqualified.