|National motto: Eleftheria i thanatos|
|National anthem: none established|
|none at the moment (RPly between maps)|
|Largest City||Ti City|
|Suffrage||Universal, age 20|
|Official Language(s)||Daistallian, Stalli, Dai, Whillan, English|
| UN Category: Civil Rights Lovefest, Official Category: Federal|
(RPly Between presidents)
|ISO Nation Code||dai|
|Currency|| Daistallian Gold Coin (|
|Time Zone||-9 hours (IRL)|
|• Summer (DST)||-9 hours (IRL)|
|Calling Code|| |
| National Symbols
Ice Hockey, Mu Dai, and Dai Chin
Daistallian Naga chili
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- 1 History
- 2 Politics
- 3 Cantons
- 4 Geography
- 5 Economics
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 Military
```See also: Daistallian History```
Daistallia was settled in three major waves. The first wave of settlement occurred roughly 1200 years ago. The second and third waves occurred almost simultaneously, 500 years after the first wave.
The first wave consisted of Nepalese, Bhutanese, and especially Tibetians. These settlers made their home high in a range of mountains which are Himalayan in nature. These people became known as the Whilan. The Whilan are a minority in Daistallia today. However, they continue to have a significant influence mainstream Daistallian culture, especially in religion and language.
The second wave consisted of German, Austrian, Swiss, and Italians, all from the Alpine regions of those countries. They originally arrived as mercenaries seeking their fortune. The first and largest of the mercenary companies was the Stal Company. These people derive their name, Stalli, from that first mercenary company. They settled in an area which resembles their native Switzerland.
The last wave of settlers consisted of Chinese, a mixture of Southeast Asians (mainly Malay, Vietnamese, and Thai), and Koreans. These people settled in a large deltaic plain. They quickly mixed , becoming one people, the Dai.
In 200X, a national crisis involving governmental corruption resulted in a temporary coup d'etat. Corrupt government officials siezed and sold off valuable properties belonging to a culturally important Buddhist temple. After the deaths of several monks in the insuing protests, the military stepped in. The situation was resolved fairly quickly, and national elections were held soon after to replace the military emergency committee.
Move to Lancre
A number of years later an unexplained natural disaster known as the White Fog enveloped Daistallia. An as of yet un explained fog bank rolled across the country, cutting off all areas enveloped by it. A number of survivors found themselves transported in time and space to the region known as Greenfields in the year 2104. After a number of years, Daistallia 2104 has managed to emerge as an industrial and economic powerhouse in the region.
Move to Athar
After several years, Greenfields began to decay as a region. Many nation ceased to exist or moved away. Eventually Daistallia 2104 was one of three nations existing there. The government sought to move to a more active region. After a long search, the nation was moved to Athar
Move to the Region of Daistallia
A Chronology of Important Historical Events:
900 The Whilan arrive in the Great Kraels.
1500 The Stalli and Dai arrive.
1550 The Stalli republic is founded.
1600 The Treaty of Imoman Hoa unifies Whilan with the Stalli Republic. Many flourishing city-states have been established in the Daels.
1628 The War of Two Treaties breaks out between the Dai city-states. The war lasts 90 years.
1718 The Treaty of Baing ends the war and establishes an all Dai trading union.
1797 The Dai Trading Union formally becomes one nation. English is promoted as a national language.
1885 The Dai Union and The Stalli Republic merge to become The Incorporated States of Daistallia.
200X Coup d'etat.
2104 Daistallian refugees appear across Greenfields.
210X Daistallia 2104 Moves to Athar.
211X Daistallia 2104 moves to the region of Daistallia.
The President is elected for 9 year terms. The president can only serve 2 complete (or partial) terms.
The Congress of Representatives is composed of members chosen every three years by the people of each district of each Canton. The members are chose by districts of ten million, according to their respective numbers.
The Council of Cantons is composed of 3 members chosen by each Canton, as directed by the constitution of each Canton.
The Senate is composed of 63 members, elected directly, with 21 year terms. The terms are staggered, so that one seventh of the senate is chosen every three years.
The highest court in the land is the Supreme Court of Arbitration.
Area: total: 1,333,445 sq km
land: 1,058,345 sq km
water: 318,100 sq km
total: 5,665 km
Coastline: 1,589 km
contiguous zone: 100km
territorial sea: 200km
exclusive economic zone: 400 km
lowest point: -35 m
highest point: 7,853 m
Land use: fertile plains, extensive mineral deposits (including: petroleum, natural gas, uranium, cobalt, manganese, chromium, platinum group metals, iron ore, nickel, tungsten, vanadium, molybidium, tantalum, titanium, gold, copper, silver, antimony, coal, phosphates, gem diamonds, lead, zinc, tin, and salt)
arable land: 14.3%
permanent crops: 1.7%
Irrigated land: 9,610 sq km
Natural hazards: earthquakes, violent storms, heavy flooding
Climate: The climate is a cool, continental climate with abundant rainfall and a long overcast season in the west. There are lower temperatures with considerable snowfall in east and north. The country is prone to rapid weather variations and extreme northeastern climate conditions.
Topography: The terrain rises from Western coastal lowlands through a belt of central uplands, complex and varied in form. East of the central uplands, a high plain, known as the Eastern Uplands, suddenly rises to the Taen Shaen Mountains in far west. These are sub-divided into three distinct, roughly parallel chains. These are the Ngans range, the Maers range, and the Kraes range. Most important rivers are the Fri, flowing to west; the Kir, flowing to northwest; and the Daek, flowing to southwest.
The Coastal Lowland
The Coastal Lowland is a great sweeping plain that sweeps from north to south. Hills in the lowland only rarely reach 200 meters in height, and most of the region is well under 100 meters above sea level. At certain points it actually drops below sea level, requiring an extensive system of dykes and levees in some areas. The lowlands slope almost imperceptibly toward the sea. The coastline is devoid of cliffs and has wide expanses of sand, marsh, and mud flats.
In the south, the coast is inundated mud flats. The mud flats between the islands and the shore are exposed at very low tides and are crossed by innumerable channels varying in size from those cut by small creeks to those serving as the estuaries of the Daek river. The mud and sand are constantly shifting, and all harbor and shipping channels require continuing maintenance.
The northern sea coast differs markedly from the southern sea coast. It is indented by a number of small, deep fjords with steep banks, which were carved by rivers when the land was covered with glacial ice. Offshore there is series of small offshore islands have a maximum elevation of fewer than thirty-five meters and have been subject to eroding forces that have washed away whole sections during severe storms. Although the South Islands are strung along the coast in a nearly straight line, the North Islands are irregularly shaped and are haphazardly positioned. They were also once a part of the mainland, and a large portion of the mud flats between the islands and the coast is exposed during low tides.
Much of the coastal lowland terrain is rolling and drainage is satisfactory. This land is highly productive, especially in areas containing very fertile silt like loess soil, located in the south. Because the areas with loess soil also have a moderate continental climate with a long growing season, they are considered the nation's breadbasket.
The Central Uplands are generally moderate in height and seldom reach elevations above 1,100 meters. In the south, the Central Uplands begin with a massive rectangular block of slate and shale with a gently rolling plateau of about 400 meters in elevation and peaks of about 800 to 900 meters. Moving north, the Uplands are divided by two deep and dramatic river valleys - the Daek and the Fri. Between the two rivers is a high hilly area. To the north of the Fri lies several small range of hills. Finally, in the north are larger hilly regions. The lower elevations of the Uplands are heavily forested. Barren moors cover the higher elevations. The middle elevation areas are well suited for the growing of grain, fruit, and early potatoes. The highest point in the Central Uplands is 1,142 meters. The hilly ranges are an important source for many minerals.
Between the Central Uplands and the Foreland and the Taen Shaen, lies the Eastern Uplands. These ranges are separate from those of the Central Uplands, and are up to 1,000 meters in height and approximately forty kilometers wide. The landscape of the Western Uplands is often that of scarp and vale, with eroded sandstone and limestone scarps facing to the northwest. The lower terraces of the river valleys have warm, dry climate, and are highly suitable for agriculture. Especially orchards and vineyards flourish.
the Foreland and the Taen Shaen
The Kraes, in the far east, are the loftiest of the mountain systems. They form a massive 750-kilometer-long towering crystaline arc of glaciated mountain peaks, consisting largely of a granite base, dotted with snow-covered volcanoes. The climate is arctic at the highest elevations, and parts of the range are permanently glaciated. Some of the snowcapped peaks reach heights of over 7,500 meters above sea level. There are no plateaus in this range and no passes under 3,300 meters. The Maers, are an older reange. Geologically, they are predominantly limestone and dolomite. Peaks range from 3000 to 5000 meters. The Ngans are the westernmost range. They are composed of folded stratified rocks overlying a crystalline core. The Ngans are relatively low. Summits are only about 3,000 meters above sea level and do not have permanent snows. The relatively low elevation of the Ngans permits dense forests.
- Goang Bathaeng
- Ti City Capitol Territory,
- Kim Bap
the Foreland and the Taen Shaen
- New Stal
- New Whilan
Exchange Rate: 1 Gold Coin = $1.7048
Gross Domestic Product: $72,993,630,239,348.30
GDP Per Capita: $39,138.68
Unemployment Rate: 3.28%
Trade Deficit: $334,452,866,379.73
Population: 6.7+ billion
Growth rate: 0.074 percent.
Life expectancy: 76.6 years for total population (73.5 years for males and 79.9 years for females).
Infant mortality rate: 5.3 deaths per 1,000 live births.
Total fertility rate: 2.1 children born per woman.
Baseline Human - 50% (Dai - 31%, Stalli - 26%, Whilan - 19%, Acadian Swamp Rat - 6%, Redlegs - 5%, Gorkha Nepalese - 2%, Transorangia Scots - 1%, Other - 10%)
GT Human - 20%
Hri - 9%
Squidsapiens - 8%
Octosapiens - 6%
Dolphinoid - 5%
Viralli - 1%
35% Vajrayana Buddhist 25% Mahayana Buddhist 15% Theavada Buddhist 10% Roman Catholic 15% other
Standard International English, Stalli (a dialect of Swiss-German), Dai (a dialect of Manadrin), Whilan (a dialect of Nepali), Manadrin, Cantonese, and Standard German.
Education and Literacy
99 percent literacy rate in population over age fifteen. Education, although privatised and not compulsory, is heavily subsidised. Enrollment rates are quite high. Students may choose among a variety of vocational, technical, and academic schools. Higher education consists of many kinds of technical colleges, advanced vocational schools, and universities.
Health and Welfare
About 90 percent of the population are enrolled in various private sickness, accidents, disability, long-term care, and retirement insurance programs. The quality of medical care is generally quite good. A wide variety of pensions and other social welfare benefits managed by private agencies are available to those in need.
As an ethnic mixture of SE Asian, Chinese, Korean, Swiss, Tibetan, and Nepalese, Daistallian cuisine is extraordinarily varied. Agriculture is a major industry in Daistallia 2104. In the south, rice and wheat are staples. In the north, the staple grains are barley, wheat, and oats. Beef based agriculture is a major industry, including Lish, Lam, sheep, and goats. (Lish is a local animal resembling a mix of yak, water buffalo, rhino, and cattle. Lam is a local llama variant.) Trout farming is also important.
In the West, the cuisine reflects the SE Asian, Chinese, and Korean roots. The food is usually quite spicy. Common spices include garlic, chili peppers, mint, cilantro, cardomen, cumin, nutmeg, black pepper, saffron, sage, cloves, cinnamon, and lemon grass. Common sauces and condoments include soya sauce, curry paste (generally made at home), and Kin Nam.
Of particular note is the Daistallian Naga. This is the hottest chili pepper recorded, and measures 1.02 million SHUs.
Kin Nam is a cross between Korean Kim Chee, Vietnamese Nuc Mon, and various SE Asian fish based sauces. It is very pungent and spicy, being made from chille peppers, fermented fish broth, and mixed vegetables. Fresh fruits, vegetables, and seafood are major ingredients. Pork and chicken are also important. Tea, rice, sweet wines, and beer are common beverages.
In the central and eastern regions, the cuisine is more reflective of the Swiss, Neapalese, and Tibetan cusines. The food usuallly contains large quantities of dairy and beef products. Trout is a major food stuff. It is usually served smoked or in a delectable cheese sauce. Bread, potatoes, and pastas are very common. Bread is often of a flat nan or tortilla style. Beef or pork sausages and pates are common. Mutton, Lish, Lam, and goat are also eaten, especially barbequed. Lish blood pudding is a unique local specialty. Tea, schnapps (especially the chilli schnapps), barley/potato vodka, are common beverages, as is beer. However, there are numerous fine wines to be had. The smokey full bodied red wines of the Central and Eastern Uplands are particularly recomended.
Regular everyday Daistallian food is very healthy, nourishing , practical and very tasty. Generally, breakfast is generally eaten between 6:00 and 8:00 am. The main meal is lunch, eaten around noon or 1:00. Dinner is eaten around 7:00 or 8:00 in the evening.
Most westernerners use chopsticks, spoons, or their hands, depending on the food. One should never touch food with the left (dirty) hand. Most easterners eat with knife, fork, and spoon, or their hands. The left hand is also taboo.
The first meal of the day in the west consist of a breakfast of rice, lentil soup, vegetables, and a small amount of pickled vegetables or kin nam. Lunch is usually rice, pickled vegetables, and a small bit of meat or fish. The evening meal usually consists of numerous small dishes and rice.
In the east, musli, oatmeal, or barley porridge are common breakfast foods. These are often served with cream, cheese, or yogurt. Lunch is often a light sandwich or pasta dish. The evening meal is often heavy, with lots of meat.
The national dish of Daistallia 2104 is Kae Map. Kae Map is a very spicy curry-like dish of tofu and shredded meat in a very, very spicy sauce.
Desserts are often sweet and sugary. Chocolate and ice cream are very popular.
The national alcoholic drink is Chili Pepper Schnapps. For non-alcoholic drinks, most Daistallians prefer a local form of tea, usually served with butter and salt.
Pastimes and Sports
There are many, many popular computer games. Popular sports including various martial arts, boxing, wrestling, horse racing, dog racing, and ice hockey.
Faesaln (meaning fruitfulness) is a unique festival in Daistallia. It draws on the Swiss Catholic traditions. Like most Catholic Carnival celebrations, it begins a week before the beginning of Lent. In urban centers, there are street parades featuring drum, pipe, and accordian bands accompanied the display of weaponry, martial arts displays, dancing and fancy-dress revelry. Many people take part under the auspices of thr several hundred Kaeriks (organizational groups and musical bands).
On Sunday night before Ash Wednesday, celebrants begin the celebrations with a spectacular bonfire, which lasts until after midnight. The bonfire is followed by a parade of illuminated lanterns through the city centre.Around noon the following day, masked parades are held throught the city with much music, dancing and jollity, followed in the evening by more localized performances by smaller local Kaeriks.
Most participants take their costumes very seriously and many people spend weeks in advance making huge, cartoonish papier-mâché heads and sewing lavish jester-like costumes. Comericial masks, half-masks, and face paint are considered taboo.
In rural areas, revelers go from house to house begging to obtain the ingredients for a communal meal. This is known as the The Faesaln Run. The riders wear costumes conceal ing their identity, which often parody authority figures, while consumeing large amounts of alcohol in their festive quest. As they ride from one household to the next, the riders engage in rowdy celebration. By mid to late afternoon, the riders return to their base town and parade down the main street on the way to the location where the evening meal will be prepared.
Many people recite satirical poems directed at local bigwigs, in the city’s taverns and restaurants during the evenings. There are also comical oompah concerts, played on old and dented brass instruments by local bands.
Traditional sweets are often served, including: Faesalnkuki, a light, thin round cake covered in icing sugar, and Faesalnfae, a kind of caraway-seed pretzel, and Faemaro a cake made from the flour of new rice steamed with melted sugar.
This event takes place during the two weeks prior to the first Sunday in October. A special darker and stronger, in both taste and alcohol, beer is brewed for the occasion,. It is served in a large tankards. Local breweries are serve this special seasonal beer in large beer tents along with large quantities of food, most of it traditional hearty fare such as sausage, barbequed chicken, barbequed lish, ad the like.
Daezaen is celebrated during late December. It is the greatest religious festival in Daistallia. During this festival, family members who live apart from their families often come home to celebrate the festival. On the first day of the festival people sow seeds in a tiny vessel filled with clay and water. On the second day of the festival, youngsters take "blessings" in the form of sweets and other food items and clothes from their family elders. Government offices, schools and other offices are usually closed during the festival.
Badha Ghalae: This festival falls in the month of December. Families having lost their members or relatives during the previous year spend all night meditating or praying at their local Buddhist temple. At sunrise, they have a ritual bath, then walk through the graveyard, scattering grain along the path.
Active Military Personnel:
Long Service: 5 million
Basic Training Course: 5 million (10 million/year)
Militia: 164.5 million
Portion of Population: .6%
Military Spending: $2.5 Trillion
Portion of GDP: 3.9%
Spending Per Active Soldier: $367,100
Spending Per Basic Training recruit $50,000
Spending Per Militiaman: $1000
Military Nature: High-tempo defensive maneuver warfare
Logistics Support: High
Equipment: Near future tech (2104)
Leadership: Very high
Notes: All 18 year olds are subject to a 6 month conscription. Roughly 80% of possible recruits are found fit for service and roughly 30% of males and 70% of females opt for non-military service. This leaves 10 million annually who undergo the 6 month basic training course. Of those, approximately 250,000 make a long term service comitmment. The average term of service is 20 years. Basic training is quite simple. It is divided into two parts. The first lasts 12 weeks and provides rudimentary military skills. The In the second, the conscripts are divided into two groups. One is a non-selection group, and provides mostly rudimentary training. The second is a selection process for those who wish to go on to long service careers. Recruits are usually split 50/50 in these groups. The selection process is quite grueling, and resembles the selection for second tier elite units of many militaries (the British paras or USMC). Only 2.5% of each yearly group of conscripts make it through. After selection, recruits are sent to advanced training in their branch.
The Militia consists of personnel who have been through basic training. The average term of service is 20 years. Militia units have very limited training one week a year.
Although Daistallia 2104 has not seen a war in a very long time, the professional military's long term of service is intended to help alleviate that problem. Training tends to be extermely realistic and frequent training. Furthermore, soldiers are allowed to take sabbatical leaves up to one year to serve with private military companies, which allows the qccrument of both combat experience and intelligence.
Leadership standards are very high. All NCOs and officers are promoted from within the ranks. Even the lowest level squad leader school is a 4 month assignment.
The level of tradition is quite high. Many who opt for and pass the selection process are of Stalli or Whillan military caste descent. The Stalli originally were decendents of Swiss mercenaries and the Whillan military caste were Gurkas.