Republic of Fyor
Respubliko de Fiyir (Fyoric)
"Per lukto ni persekutis"(Fyoric)
(Everish:"Through struggle we persevered")
"Dio de Hejmo"(Fyoric)
(Everish:"God of Home")
|File:Location Map Fyor.png|
and largest city
|Recognised regional languages||Kiras|
|Unrecognised acknowledged languages||Jigoton|
|Ethnic groups||98.7% Fyoric|
0.1% Fyoric Explorer
|Government||Presidential republic under a dictatorhsip|
|Legislature||Parlamento de Fyor|
|384,536 km2 (148,470 sq mi) (31)|
• 2020 estimate
|3,354,456 (exc Kiraso, Explorers Island) (84)|
|9/km2 (23.3/sq mi) (111)|
|GDP (PPP)||2020 estimate|
• Per capita
Fyor (pronounced Fee-or) (Fyoric: Fiyir) officially Republic of Fyor (Fyoric: Respubliko de Fiyir) is a sovereign state in the north of Sakoda. It covers an area of 384,536 square kilometres, the country of Fyor is inhabited by approximately 3,354,456 inhabitants and its capital and largest city is Kailo. Fyor has sovereignty over the special self governing territory of Kiraso and the non self governing Explorers Island. All together the Fyoric state has a population of 3,460,828.
There is disagreement of the earliest confirmed date of inhabitants in Fyor, with estimates ranging from 8000 BC to 5000 BC. The general consensus is that it was in the 8th millennium BC. The disagreement has caused a lot of controversy over the History course taught in schools. There is also disagreement surrounding the location of ancient settlements and mountains in Fyor. Much of the controversy is around Monto Majo, it is commonly regarded as the first area of a settlement in Fyor, with humans living at the top of the mountain. However, it is also believed that the mountain never existed and instead the first settlement, "Hira", was instead over 300-400km away. Nomadism was not prevalent in Fyor, most inhabitants stayed within a certain area. For up until 101 AD it is thought that over 60% of the country was undiscovered.
The native Fyoric had a very low birth rate, there appears to have been strong population decline around 6000 BC (which is disputed due to disagreement over when inhabitants resided in Fyor), 4000 BC, 3500 BC and 2000 BC. Apart from an apparent economic collapse in 3500 BC, there is no explanation for the general low birth rate and sudden population decline at some points. In 3500 BC the general population moved to the east of the country from the west, which was more richer in resources at the time. In the 1st millennium BC, there seems to have been a reverse of this movement with the population moving from east to the west again. Life in Fyor throughout the BC years and up until around 101 AD was concentrated in small clusters, with much of the country unexplored.
101 AD saw the beginning of the mass exploration of Fyor, while many people stayed put in the west, many others moved South to discover and settle in the mountainous regions (modern day Ĉovantojarun province). This is used as evidence against the existence of Monto Majo. By the 3rd century the population of Fyor was more spread out and balanced, the birth rate had also seemingly increased, though was still relatively low in comparison to other areas. While much of Fyor was split into different kingdoms and rulings, there was peace and co-operation between them all. Around 330 there was a famine in the east of the country, resulting in mass migration to the west and south. Much of the population that remained in the east died, it was rumoured that having children would result in not enough food to feed everyone, as such the birth rate of Fyor declined again. Rumours also spread about the east of Fyor being a 'cursed land' and for many years few people dared to travel to the east.
The 5th century saw the spread of Christianity to Fyor, which seemingly caused a big increase in the birth rate, and gradual movement of people back to the east where life was re-established. Christianity spread very fast, in much of the kingdoms and other areas at the time it was made the official religion and it was strongly encouraged, in some even forced. The east of Fyor again suffered a famine in 467, resulting in declarations that it was 'cursed'. Some areas of Fyor prohibited entry to people from the east, some allowed them but only if they were 'cleansed'. In the 6th century there was increasing unity between the rulings of the west and south of Fyor, and in 675 an official unified Kingdom was established, the exact naming is disputed. Sometimes it was referred to as the "Fyoric Kingdom" while in other cases the "Fyoric Area". Today it is officially referred to as the "Fyoric Kingdom" but this has been contested by many Fyoric historians. There was strong resentment towards the east of the country from the Kingdom. The east of the country was split into various areas and rulings and not yet unified at this time.
Throughout the 8th and 9th centuries, the east of Fyor suffered greatly due to the Fyoric Kingdom, which often exploited the limited resources of the east which only landed the inhabitants into a worse situation. The central part of Fyor was inhabited in high numbers during the 9th century, while part of the Fyoric Kingdom, it had never been populated, instead mostly being used as a travel corridor between the west and the east. The population of central Fyor only increased the wealth and power of the Fyoric Kingdom. In the east people came to realisation that unification between different areas was needed, and thus in 846 the east part of Fyor unified as the "Eastern Fyoric Kingdom". While the situation in the east improved, it was still much poorer, though resentment during the 9th century between the 2 kingdoms had decreased and there was increasing co-operation which benefited both of the places.
Numerous attempts were made to unify Fyor throughout the 10th century - in 912, 913, 919 and again in 923. However all failed due to disagreements of power distribution between the east and the west. No attempts were made for a long time, though there was a strong sense of unity between the two kingdoms. Finally, in 1155, the two kingdoms united and overall became the "Kingdom of Fyor". The boundaries are similar to modern day Fyor, though much of Ĉovantojarun, Ekyiro and some of Elĝraj was not incorporated as it had not been explored at the time due to the mountainous terrain. The Kingdom of Fyor was ruled by descendants of the very first inhabitants of Fyor, though this caused confusion as to who exactly this was and what qualified as descendance. Numerous rulers forged papers and lied to gain power, and if any were caught they were killed for a "Unforgivable crime against the nation". From 1155 - 1893, 15 different rulers were executed and it is suspected many more lied but were not caught. Throughout the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries Fyor became more prosperous, and much of the country that was not inhabited was explored on request of the rulers, many of whom organised expeditions to these parts.
In 1498, a large amount of explorers from Tritonia came to Fyor by boat, first landing somewhere in Nordabero province. There is disagreement of where exactly they landed as evidence has been found in numerous areas of the coast in the province and is spread out quite apart from each other. The explorers were met with hostility, so they sailed off to the east instead landing in Gatan, they were not followed. Taking advantage of the fact that this particular area of Fyor had not yet been inhabited, they settled there. Their presence did not become known to the rest of Fyor until almost 6 months later, after a child discovered a large fortress in a forest, which soldiers later investigated and then told the King, Edara Mikaj. An attempt to drive them off failed as adequate defences had been built, how they were built in such a short time is unknown. Another attempt to drive them off a month later also failed. It was decided to leave the explorers to it, and that the situation would be reviewed annually, although it seems as if this was not the case and that there was no monitoring of the explorers by officials. The 2 groups did not communicate, as they were unable to understand each other but also because the Explorers had isolated themselves from the rest of Fyor.
There was no trouble until 1783, when a villager was killed by an explorer for 'treason' (this is what is recorded officially, but the actual reason is widely believed to be something else). This caused chaos and military intervention, a month long battle ensued and the explorers were driven out on what is now known as Venko Tago and sailed to Explorers Island where they have resided since. At first, Joseph Makedi, the King at the time, wanted to continue to pursue them but abruptly decided to drop the plans and instead leave them to reside on the island. People who had intermarried, and had already gained disapproval from both groups, were not allowed on Explorers Island and as such sailed to Kirsao. In 1785, the Kingdom of Fyor took control of some of Inotyol, however this was short lived and by the end of the year it had lost all control. In 1801 Joseph Makedi renamed Fyor from the "Kingdom of Fyor" to just "Fyor", though only a few months later this was retracted.
The 19th century saw a decline of Fyor's wealth, and it became relatively poor, though towards the end of the century the economy started to grow again, there was still a great difference from before. Resentment towards the 'rulers' grew and there were calls to replace the current system of governance.
In 1901 the ruler monarchical-type system of governance was abolished, though intended to be replaced with a republic instead a dictatorship followed, nevertheless Fyor went a name change from Kingdom to the 'Republic of Fyor'. With Elijah Makan taking control of Fyor and unleashing a brutal and authoritarian system of governance. He focused attention on Explorers Island, which had been functioning technically as a country since it's establishment in 1783. In 1910 the Fyoric army invaded Explorers Island, it was placed under lockdown by the army and residents could not leave their homes, in hope of forcing them to come out for food and water. However this plan backfired as there were inadequate supplies for the Fyoric army, who originally expected the invasion to only last for at the maximum 10 hours. The army was forced to go back to bases and ships for supplies, and the Explorers were able to mobilise and defend the island. Fighting ensued, but the Fyoric army easily overcame the Explorers and the island was put under Fyoric control and declared part of Fyor.
In 1943 Elijah Makan died and his daughter, Sari Makan took control, her rule was even more authoritarian and she implemented great censorship and a secret police where people could report those who broke laws in exchange for things like food. However she severely mismanaged the economy and by the 1960s the Fyoric economy was in a terrible state, which was only made worse by other countries in Fantasia organising boycotts against Fyor. Many anti-government protests began to occur, and desperate to hold on to power, Makan implemented great social reform and enacted many liberal policies such as same-sex marriage, abortion and gender equality. This worked temporarily and protests began to stop and some international boycotts were lifted, however there was continued pressure on Makan especially as she refused to get rid of her authoritarian policies. Protests surged again in 1966 and again desperate, Makan removed all discriminative laws against Fyoric Explorers and withdrew the army from Explorers Island in an attempt to gain some international support. This ended up being a huge mistake, as she lost backing from the mainly hardcore nationalist groups which backed the dictatorship, and international support still did not come. Anti-government protests became huge in size and in 1967 Sari Makan stepped down and disappeared, many Fyoric people believed she killed herself.
In 1967 Fyor held its first democratic elections for a 150 seat newly established parliament, 95 of which were won by the left-wing PF [Progreso Fiyir] party. Makano, a party that stemmed from the dictatorship, won 30 seats. The PF government kept the liberal social policies that had been put in place by Sari Makan, but removed all her authoritarian policies and disbanded the secret police. Controversially, they removed the teaching of religion in schools as they believed that religion held the country back. This was something that the centre-right opposition, the NPF [Nacia Partio Fiyir], latched onto as part of their future election campaigns, believing that religion should still be valued in Fyor. The PF also kept a liberal approach in regards to Kiraso and Explorers Island, while they forbid independence and wanted them to be part of Fyor, they allowed them a fair amount of autonomy.
The 1972 saw the PF win the election again, albeit with a reduced majority of 90 seats. Opposition grew against them over the next few years as Fyor saw increasing crime, social issues and a declining economy in addition to the radical progressive policies of the PF. In 1977 the PF failed to win a majority, getting only 71 seats, so they formed a coalition with the centre-left PD [Partio Demokratia] who had 7 seats. This government ended up being a disaster, and opposition increased when they refused to call an election early despite the clear lack of support for it. One of the worst moves of the government was when they declared the conflict with Explorers Island "over", which angered many Fyoric people who believed that it was the land of Fyor.
In the 1982 election, the NPF won a landslide victory of 138 seats, with the PF and PD only winning 2 seats each. The NPF rolled back many of the liberal social reforms all the way back to the Makan era, and also pushed religion in Fyoric society. With regards to Kiraso, they arranged that it would become a 'special territory' under the state of Fyor and would be it responsible for everything apart from defence, which Fyor would manage. On the other hand they took a very hardline approach to Explorers Island, the Fyoric army presence was reintroduced and Explorers Island effectively lost all of its autonomy. Its residents were also banned from voting in Fyoric elections because they were "dangerous" and many discriminative laws against Fyoric Explorers and Explorers Island gradually found their way back into Fyoric law.
The NPF won the next election in 1987 with 125 seats, losing 13 but still having great control. The next few years were bad for Fyor however, with crime, particulary in the form of gang crime, rising again and the economy barely improving. In the 1992 election the NPF still managed to get a majority but only with 94 seats. Despite poor government performance, the NPF mainly focused their campaigns on religion and social issues to get enough votes. By the time the 1997 election came around Fyor was struggling severely and crime had risen to record levels, gangs had complete control over some areas of cities and towns. Furthermore, the power and transport infrastructure had become unsustainable and blackouts and irregular services had become a common occurrence. The NPF only won 68 seats in the 1997 election, a fair amount of which were due to their lax attitude towards crime which meant those affiliated with gangs voted for the party knowing nothing would change. The NPF attempted to govern as a minority but nothing could get done, so out of desperation they turned to the right-wing LIF [Ligaj Independencia Fiyir] who had 9 seats, in order to get a majority. This government ended up being even worse than the previous with and large anti-government protests occurred for the first time since the dictatorship.
In 2001 documents were leaked showing that the NPF was collaborating with criminal gangs in certain electoral districts, resulting in a huge hit to their popularity and nearly 100,000 people protesting in the capital city, Kailo, against the government. In the 2002 election the NPF won 63 seats, but the PF made a resurgence and managed to win 20 seats alongside the centre-left newly formed Liberecpartio which won 50 seats. A coalition was formed of them, PF, PD and 3 independents. The government promised big investment in Fyoric infrastructure and while this was successful, the raging social problems and crime were not addressed. Moves to stop intervention in Explorers Island and allow its residents to vote in 2007 were met with fierce unpopularity and it cost the government the election. In 2022 conspiracy theories emerged that the NPF paid the government to do this so it could win the 2007 election and ruin any chance of another liberal government.
In 2007 the NPF returned with a majority, which it managed to hold until 2017. However throughout this period not much changed in Fyor and the NPF again relied on campaigns that focused on things like immigration, religion, Explorers Island and infrastructure to win elections. Although a huge part in their success was down to gangs which the NPF essentially protected, the fact that many Fyoric people lost confidence in the political system, and the failure of other parties to run successful opposition campaigns.
In 2021, the party FXF [Fronte Popular Fiyir] was formed, led by Isac Kapaj. It ran on an extreme platform seeking to completely "rebuild" Fyor. It openly expressed facist, anti-democratic and racist views towards Fyoric Explorers and other minorities. It also proposed to bring back capital punishment and torture and permanently locking away any person associated, either currently or in the past, with a gang. The party quickly received support despite its extreme views as people had become so frustrated with the rule of the NPF. The NPF attempted to ban the party, but after fierce protests erupted they backed down. On numerous occasions, FXF supporters stormed the national parliament with threats towards government officials. When elections came round in 2022, the FXF won a massive majority of 126 seats and the NPF only 12, all of which were in places where gangs had complete control. On the day of the election, FXF leader Isac Kapaj declared the moment as the biggest turning point in history for Fyor.
Since gaining power, FXF has followed through on many of its extreme policies. It has placed a temporary ban on all elections, removing all councils and replacing them with a single FXF councillor, enacted censorship and authoritarian policies, and launched numerous army operations towards Explorers Island. It has also pledged to remove all Fyoric Explorers from Fyor "forever". One of the most internationally condemned actions was when Kapaj authorised the arrest of nearly 150,000 Fyoric citizens who were said to have been associated with gang activity. Furthermore, many goverment members of the last few Fyoric governments of the NPF have been arrested for "destroying the country". Under the rule of the FXF, Fyor has essentially become a dictatorship again.
Despite widespread international condemnation, the FXF still has high public support in Fyor, as many ordinary Fyoric people believe that they have finally solved the problems of crime and the economy. However, after what happened previously with the dictatorship, nothing is certain.
Much of the area around the west of Fyor, is flat. The area in the centre of the country is much more mountainous with the highest mountain in Fyor, Cayakom Monto, at 2,998m being located there. In the east of the country the area is quite varied. The border areas in Ekyiro are very mountainous while the rest of the province is generally quite flat.
Main articles: Kiraso and Explorers Island
Fyor has sovereignty over 2 territories, Kiraso and Explorers Island, both have varying levels of autonomy but have separate cultures and languages to those of Fyor. Kiraso has full control over everything apart from defence and foreign policy, to which Fyor controls. Explorers Island has no autonomy, which is criticised by many other countries in Fantasia and is cited as one of the many ways Fyor oppresses the Fyoric Explorers.
The majority of the inhabitants of Kiraso are Kirasan and speak Kiras, Kirasans are people of mixed Fyoric and Fyoric Explorer descent. Many Fyoric people can understand Kiras and vice-versa, but when a Fyoric person and a Kirasan person are having a conversation they will usually converse in their native languages as they can understand each other, but usually find it hard to talk in the other person's language. Kiraso is much more liberal than Fyor, and many people who are part of minority groups in Fyor have migrated there for acceptance and safety. Other Fyoric people also migrate there due to the fact that Kiraso is richer and more developed. In recent years immigration has become a hot topic in Kiraso, with many Kirasans calling for a limit to preserve their culture as over 15% of the population is made up of people from Fyor.
The majority of the inhabitants of Explorers Island are Fyoric Explorers and speak Jigoton. Fyoric Explorers are people who are descendants of the explorers that came to Fyor from Tritonia hundreds of years ago. Fyor has continuously tried to "modernise" Explorers Island, however the international community have instead called it a "Fyorise". Noting the many occasions where the Fyoric army has come to Explorers Island to remove Jigoton signs and pro independence posters.
For nearly all of its existence Fyor was a monarchy, with it being ruled by descendants of the very first inhabitants of Fyor, though this caused confusion as to who exactly this was and what qualified as descendance. In 1901 this system was abolished replaced with a dictatorship, which continued until 1967 before being overthrown. From then onwards Fyor was a parliamentary republic until the 2022 elections, where the FXF gained a majority and abolished many governmental and democratic institutions, most notably the position of Prime Minister, restoring nearly all power to the president.
Kiraso is self-governing, and its laws are much more liberal and progressive in comparison to Fyor. Explorers Island has previously been self-governing, but this was abolished in 1982, leaving the territory with limited autonomy. In 2022 Isac Kapaj removed any autonomy the territory had and gave Fyor absolute control over it. Laws passed in Fyor are not enacted in Explorers Island unless they are passed under a "special island act", this was referred to as the "Explorers Island act" before it was renamed due to the previous name implying it was separate from Fyor.
Social Policies and Laws
- You become a legal adult at age 18.
- You can obtain a driver's license at age 17, however one can start driving lessons at age 16.
- The age of consent is 18.
- The legal age of marriage is 18.
- Capital punishment is used but rarely carried out.
- Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide are illegal.
- Pornography is legal with age restriction.
- Gambling is legal with age restriction.
- The legal voting age is 16 except for general elections, where the age is 18.
- People of all Genders, Religions, Social Classes, and Education level have the right to vote. However Fyoric Explorers are usually turned away from voting.
- Individuals are required to be citizens to vote.
- Those with 'minor' criminal records are permitted to vote. People with criminal records classified as 'major' are not.
- One must be 18 years old to run for public office.
- In Fyor, any eligible citizen is able to obtain a weapon. The legal age is 14.
- People must complete a practical and written exam to obtain a license, the course can be taken from age 11. A person below the age of 11 can not use a weapon as a result unless in extraordinary circumstances. A person age 11-13 can use a parent's or grandparent's weapon with their consent.
- Alcohol (<15% by volume) is legal and restricted for those 18 years and older.
- Alcohol (>15% by volume) is legal and restricted for those 18 years and older.
- Nicotine and Tobacco products are legal for medicinal use only. However there is widespread illegal use.
- Cannabis is legal for medicinal use only. However there is widespread illegal use.
- In Fyor, abortion is illegal and is not accepted by the highly religious populace.
- Same sex activity is legal in Fyor, but the LGBT community can face wide prejudice. Some movements do exist.
- The age of consent for same sex intercourse is the same as heterosexual intercourse.
- The LGBT community has the freedom of expression. However this is not well enforced
- LGBT people are permitted to serve in the armed forces. Trans people are not permitted.
- The LGBT community is protected by law from discrimination in some areas such as employment and housing.
- The LGBT community that are Fyoric citizens only have no rights to marry or enter into partnerships, people who hold dual citizenship or one of another country are free to do so. This loophole has resulted in many Fyoric citizens attempting to gain citizenship of another country/territory (mainly Kiraso) alongside their Fyoric citizenship and therefore marry in their homeland. Kiraso has been accused by Fyor multiple times of giving Fyoric people temporary Kirasan citizenship so that they can marry in Fyor. There have been multiple attempts in Fyor to only let Kirasan born citizenship holders to marry, however they have all failed due to pressure from Kiraso and the government saying that it would be "too hard" and "unfair" to enforce it.
- Adoption is banned by law.
- HRT (hormone replacement therapy) and sex reassignment surgery are legal, but there is no way to change your legal gender.
- Approximately 0-0.9% of Fyor's GDP is spent on the military annually.
- Conscription is enforced but alternative service available. Both men and women are conscripted.
- Conscription is enforced for 3 'important services' - Lifeguard, Military and Mountain Rescue. Everyone is required to complete at least 2 weeks of each service but will have to choose which one to serve for a full 10 week period. Conscription is not enforced for people who do not have both a Fyoric passport and citizenship, or people who are deemed not fit or healthy enough. Conscription begins at age 17 where a temporary halt is put on education for 16 weeks, after conscription is over every conscript returns to education and has the option to return to a service after finishing their education.
Freedom of Speech
- Freedom of speech is granted to all citizens constitutionally, however this is not well enforced
- It is legal to criticize the government, however this is not well enforced
- Online speech falls under Freedom of Speech.
- *Laws concerning hate speech do not exist
- Laws concerning the incitement of violence do not exist.
- The press is considered as only relatively free.
- There is fairly high censorship online by the government.
*There is an old law that protects people in Fyor, mainly from minorities, from all discrimination including speech. However this law is not enforced and disregarded often.
The overwhelming majority of the population in Fyor is native Fyoric, at 98.7%. Kirasans make up 1% of the population. The remaining 0.3% of the population consists of immigrants mainly from Atlandia, Inotyol and Taslana. Most of whom reside in the capital, Kailo. There is also a small community of Explorers that mainly reside in Ĉovantojarun province.
Main article: Languages of Fyor
Nearly all of Fyor's population are fluent in Fyoric with only a very small number* (mostly immigrants) not. While most Kirasans are not directly fluent in the language it is mutually intelligible with Kiras, hence most can understand what a Fyoric person is saying and vice versa without being a proper speaker. Jigoton is only spoken natively by the small population of Explorers, it is not fully recognised or given exposure in Fyor. Attempts to open Jigoton language centres have failed due to shutdown orders from the government.
The most popular foreign languages are Everish, Latinican and Aquian around 93% of Fyoric people have a basic knowledge of at least one of the three languages. 81% can speak Everish fluently, 29% can speak Latinican fluently and 14% can speak Aquian fluently. It should be noted that Aquian is fairly similar to Fyoric which means although few people have reported themselves as fluent, it is able to be understood to a decent level by Fyoric speakers
*Kiras speakers are excluded from this figure
The majority of Fyor at present is Christian, making up 72% of the population. Irreligious people make up 27.2% while people of other beliefs make up 0.8%. Religion has fluctuated in Fyor, it is estimated that in the 1930s around 90% of Fyor was Christian, before this fell to approximately only 32% in the 1960s before reaching highs of 85% in 1983. Most irreligious people in Fyor are agnostic, with the rest mainly being atheist or spiritual. People of other faiths don't receive much exposure in Fyor, but are generally treated well and experience little problems in society.
The most popular sport in Fyor is football, the national team has had some success internationally, they competed at the 2020 FANA World Cup which was also their debut in the competition. In the group stage they came last in their group with 2 points, drawing against Torlova (0-0) and Wedse (4-4) while losing to Freyhurst (1-2). The Fyoric Football League is popular in the country, the most successful team is Kailo Urbo who have won 24 league titles.
Other popular sports include basketball, rugby, ice hockey and snowboarding. The traditional sport of Kurufalolaŭmont is popular, it involves running down a hill and throwing targets at people to make them fall or slow them down, the first person to finish wins. The sport is only played on gentle slopes with no rocks etc to prevent accidents, and in winter it is only played on hills with soft and thick snow. Despite these general precautions it is still responsible for the majority of sport related injuries in Fyor. While now only official games use the original targets that cause minor injury and bleeding, up until 1998 it was possible for anyone to buy the 'dolorapunktoj' before it was banned for sale completely. Now the hard, original targets can only be used and sourced if an official game is being organised and they must be destroyed afterwards, though many are taken from games and used to play informal games with others and the law is not that well enforced. There have been numerous incidents where informal games of the sport have led to severe injuries and deaths.