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Народная Республика Пушистымистан
Naródnaja Respúblika Pushistymistan
People's Republic of Pushistymistan
Flag of Pushistymistan
Flag Coat of Arms
Motto: Поскольку Вы готовили овсянку, так должен Вы есть это.
(Transliterated: Poskol'ku Vy gotovili ovsjanku, tak dolzhen Vy est' jeto.
(Russian: As you cooked the porridge, so you must eat it.)
Anthem: Hymn of the People

Location of Pushistymistan

(and largest city)
43°46′0″N, 51°12′0″E
Official languages Russian
Government Semi-presidential Parliamentary democracy
- President Izabella Korotkaia
- Prime Minister Sasha Sekanozov
Independence from the Soviet Union
- Declared 28 August, 1991
- Finalised 21 December, 1991
- Total 139,505 km² (96th)
86,684 sq mi
- Water (%) 1.7
- 2018 census 8,436,385 (00th)
- Density 61 /km² (135th)
97 /sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2015 estimate
- Total $62.9 billion (69th)
- Per capita $7,459.5 (78th)
HDI (2003) 10px-Green_Arrow_Up_Darker.svg.png 0.785 (medium) (72nd)
Currency Pushistymistani ruble (PRB)
Time zone WAST (UTC+5)
- Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+5)
Internet TLD .pu
Calling code +2699

Pushistymistan, also spelled Pushеstеmеstan and Pushistemistan, (Russian: Пушистымистан, Pushistymistán,, IPA: [puʂɨstimiˈstɑn]), officially the People's Republic of Pushistymistan, is a nation in Central Asia, inhabited chiefly by the Pushistymi, a race of sapient mammals, although this term has lately become pejorative in some circles (see controversy) It is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the east, the Caspian Sea to the west and Turkmenistan to the south. It possesses a coastline of 1,208 km (751 mi), and its capital and largest city is Olen.

Much of Pushistymistan was the centre of the Kigan Empire in the thirteenth century, and was later ruled by the Russian Empire, after which it became a republic of the USSR. Following the end of the Cold War, and after the fall of communism in Russia in 1991, Pushistymistan adopted a new, democratic constitution, ratified in 1992. Pushistymistan's 1991 founding officially marked the birth of the nation as a democratic nation, making it one of the world's youngest democracies.


Main article(s): History of Pushistymistan

Many types of pastoral anthropomorphs and humans alike have inhabited the area now known as Pushistymistan since prehistoric times, some of these rising to form large confederations. Traditional nomadic life on the vast steppe and semi-desert lands was characterized by a constant search for new pasture to support the livestock-based economy. The anthropomorphs became known collectively in Russian folk-tale as the "Pushistymi"—or, literally, 'furries'.

The most notable of these were the Drystaz, a group of felines, who spread their rule over much of the lands currently held by modern Pushistymistan. Their power was consolidated in the north and west, while the rest of the country was held by other groups of independent tribes, who eventually formed a confederation, which was largely unsuccessful in repulsing the Drystaz. The Drystaz, during their empire's existence, created various administrative divisions therein, most of which remained the same in the Drystaz Empire's successor, the Kigan Khanate, and also embarked on a racial purification campaign, which drove the majority of Kazakhs and non-equine anthropomorphs in the area either into hiding in the south or to nearby lands.

In the 19th century, the Russian Empire began to expand into Central Asia, absorbing the Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Tajiks, Turkmen and Uzbeks in the period known as 'The Great Game'. Following the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, a second, less intensive phase followed.

The Russian Empire introduced a system of administration over top of that of the previous Drystaz provinces, and built military garrisons and barracks in its effort to establish a presence in Central Asia in the so-called 'Great Game' between it and the United Kingdom. Russia enforced the Russian language in all schools and governmental organizations, and in the time before it was discovered that the Pushistymi were fully sapient, used as exhibits for national colleges. Russian efforts to impose its system of governance, and their general disrespect toward them, aroused the anger of the Pushistymi people, and despite their vast differences, by the 1860s, most Pushistymis stiffly resisted Russia's annexation, largely because of the grievances wrought upon them. The Pushistymi national movement, which began in the late 1800s, along with a similar Kazakh movement, sought to preserve the Pushistymi language and identity.

Although there was a brief period of autonomy during the tumultuous period following the collapse of the Russian Empire, the Pushistymis eventually succumbed to Soviet rule. In 1923, the area of present-day Pushistymistan became an autonomous republic within Russia and, in 1937, a Soviet republic.

Forced collectivisation in the late 1920s1930s, brought mass hunger and led to unrest. Soviet rule, however, took hold, and a communist apparatus steadily worked to fully integrate Pushistymistan into the Soviet system. The Pushistymi Soviet Socialist Republic (SSR) contributed a single national division to the Soviet Union's World War II effort, the first extranational war that involved them.

The period of World War II marked an increase in industrialization and increased mineral extraction in support of the war effort. At the time of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin's death, however, Pushistymistan still had a largely agriculturally-based economy.

Growing tensions within Soviet society led to a demand for political and economic reforms, which came to a head in the 1980s. In the waning days of Soviet rule, discontent continued to grow and find expression under Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's policy of glasnost. Caught up in the groundswell of Soviet republics seeking greater autonomy, Pushistymistan declared its sovereignty as a republic within the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in September 1990. Following the August 1991 abortive coup attempt in Moscow and the subsequent dissolution of the Soviet Union, Pushistymistan declared independence on August 28 1991.

In August of 1991, after the fall of communist Russia, Pushistymistan put forth its intent to become an independent nation, and was recognised December of that year. The nation retained many holdovers from the Soviet rule, but set about major reforms of the government, attempting to remove many politicians believed to be corrupt as it did so, and eventually finished its transition to a multi-party, pseudo-capitalist welfare state in 2001.

The country now seeks to gradually lessen its dependence on agriculture—it is the world's third-largest exporter of wheat—while lessening its dependence on fossil fuels, and become a more technologically-based nation.


Main article(s): Politics of Pushistymistan

Foreign relations

Main article(s): Foreign relations of Pushistymistan

Administrative divisions

Main article(s): Subdivisions of Pushistymistan


Main article(s): Geography of Pushistymistan and List of cities in Pushistymistan


Main article(s): Economy of Pushistymistan


Main article(s): Demographics of Pushistymistan


Pushistymis and Pushistymistanis (terminology)

The name of Pushistymistan derives from the term the native peoples were unilaterally given by the Rus' wanderers that found their way into the country. The word pushistymi (Russian: пушистыми, IPA: [pushi'stɨmi]) translates to 'fluffy' (also “furry” and “downy”), widely understood as having been given as a result of early encounters with anthropomorphic mammals in the area.



Main article(s): Education in Pushistymistan


Main article(s): Culture of Pushistymistan

Miscellaneous topics

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Major cities: Olen
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Administrative info: Supreme Soviet, Subdivisions of Pushistymistan
Sports: Pushistymistani sports clubs and leagues
Miscellaneous: Pushistymistani ruble, Other articles within Category:Pushistymistan
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