Terranihil, (Terranilian: Teraníl), officially the Republic of Terranihil (Terranilian: Freinnortán er Teraníl), is a country on Ecros in Terraconserva, bordering Greater Sacramento to the north and Malgax to the south. Occupying 1,449,894 square miles (3,755,210 sq km), it is mostly a dry and mountainous nation with plains and some forests near the coasts and deserts and mountains in the interior. Guršaun is the capital and largest city. The population is nearly 55 million, composed almost entirely of ethnic Terranilians, except for a small Póniepan and Malgan minority. The country is mostly atheist but has significant Muslim and Christian populations.
Terranihil is a unitary republic consisting of 40 governorates and is the only government that practices Virátism, based on the ideology of Žep Virát, the first chairman of the National Progressive Party (NPP). The NPP is the only legal party, exercising complete control over the government and military. The party espouses ethnic Terranilian nationalism and strict atheism.
The eastern shore of Terranihil was once part of the Ayreoshubic Kingdom. The kingdom collapsed about 4000 years ago, causing several tribes to migrate west into unsettled lands and establish small city-states. The city-states remained divided despite sharing a common language, culture and religion, until the spread of Christianity. The Christian Kingdom of Greater Guršaun was founded in 714 AD when many eastern tribes united because of their new Christian faith. Pagans still outnumbered Christians, and in 792, several pagan tribes united into the Kingdom of Hinchivozh. Then in 884, the Avergísian Emirate was established after the spread of Islam. These three countries were at constant hostility, with none of them achieving significant gains against the others until the rise of Emir Ghor. Ghor led the Emirate in conquering Greater Guršaun and Hinchivozh in 1024, establishing the Terranilian Emirate.
Under the Terranilian Emirate, Islam spread to about half the population, while many remained Christian or Pagan. In 1160, the Emirate was overthrown by neopagans, beginning the Kingdom of Terranihil. The new rulers were oppresive to the Muslims and Christians at first, but their harshness dwindled over time. An Age of Knowledge occurred from 1450 to 1650, leading to the spread of new philosophical and political theories. The kingdom was reformed into a constitutional monarchy in 1609. Then the Republic of Terranihil replaced the Kingdom in 1890 after the Terranilian Civil War.
The NPP began its rise to power in the 1920s and gained complete control of the government in the Progressive Revolution in 1941. The party has persecuted Muslims and Christians, whose populations have decreased significantly. Dreichren Ermák has been serving as the 7th Chairman and 16th President of Terranihil since 2009.