Peoples Republic of Morova
Народная Республика Молдова
and largest city
• Grand Admiral
• Morova united by Lady Kieva
• End of the Morovan Civil War
The People’s Republic of Morova, more commonly referred to as Morova (Morovan: Морова) was a socialist island nation north of the westernmost continent. The military had grown to hold massive power thanks to Parliamentary reforms passed under Premier Rameus. When Premier Rameus was impeached by Parliament and he took his own life, his aide-de-camp Ivanovich seized power and declared himself Supreme Leader of Morova. He then worked to solidify his power and destroy the harassing resistance lead by the far-left writer Alyosha "Alexei" Karamazov. After a bitter civil war, Alexei Karamazov executed Ivanovich and instituted a so-called democracy, allowing Premier Myshkin to be elected. However, he ruled the government from the shadows as the director of Military Intelligence, director of Infrastructure, President of the cabinet, and Grand Admiral of the Morovan Navy. As the supreme ruler of the nation's impressive 6 typhoon class submarines, Karamazov ensured that his power remained undisputed by the elected officials of the nation. However, after the Morovan Crisis, Karamazov was arrested, leaving as power vacuum in the nation. The nation evantually fell to international powers and is now a territory of Groffenord.
In Ancient History, the first Morovan settlers rowed across the Morovan channel from the continent and discovered Morova, settling in and beginning small scale ice fishing projects. Over time, missionaries introduced the peoples of Morova to civilization and religion. This lead to Morova rapidly building up complex organizations, such as churches, tax authorities, and militias. Eventually, the state would develop. In the year 300, the island was united by a Christian warlord known only as "Lady Kieva." Through brutal conquest, she united Morova and began construction on a capital near the southern coast. Five years later, she would name the capitol after herself, declaring it "Kieva." Other cities, such as Morovia, sprung up during her rule. Lady Kieva strictly enforced Christianity as the state religion, and since, it has been strictly adhered to by over 70 percent of the population. However, noticeable differences began to emerge between Morovan Christianity and the rest of the Christian world. Priests were allowed to marry and icons became increasingly popular in the region. Morovan Christianity relied on unique parts of Morovan culture, such as charms, spells, and blessings. Eventually, a unique Morovan priesthood emerged, lead by "The Patriarch." When Christianity splintered in the late 600s, The Patriarch claimed apostolic succession and excommunicated the pope, declaring that his church was the true one. Eventually, Moravian Christianity would be referred to as "Orthodoxy." The Morovan Orthodox Church supported the Morovan monarchs until 1920, when the economy collapsed and a revolution began. The revolutionaries claimed that in order for the nation to follow Christ, it must become Socialist, to eliminate poverty and create an equal world. The revolt was extremely bloody, and the entire gentry were either slaughtered or exiled to the frozen lands of Xusma. A representative government was created, with the parliament representing the people. The Parliament would in turn elect a Premier, who would act as commander-in-chief and head-of-state of the nation.
Moravia was an industrial nation, with large pockets of oil near its southern coast. Massive oil platforms lined the nation's coastline, with all oil production run by the state. The industrial sector is largely built in the city of Morovia, with numerous arms factories working round-the-clock to produce armaments for the constantly expanding military. The nation was fed by large quantities of fish, potatoes, and steak. The GDP was 338 billion dollars, with about 25,000$ GDP per capita.
Morova had a population of about 15 million people.