Senya

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Democratic Environmental Society of Senya (en)
Demokratik Etƨerƨkv Sosëa bɏer Sanya (ds)
Flag of Senya
Flag
Coat of Arms of Senya
Coat of Arms
Motto: For Senya
Anthem: Œ nasɏon Sanya
Location of Senya
Map versions 14.8.7-present
Capital Svorgas
Largest city Svorgas
Official language(s) Senyan, English
Official religion(s) Officially secular
Demonym Senyan
 - Adjective Senyan
Government Intellectual democracy
 - President Barnaby Hands
 - Prime Minister Ystëna Denisenka
 - Legislature National Democratic Forum of Senya
Establishment 27 March 2010
 - Ranked
Area 1,165,968km2
 - Ranked
Population 9,500,000
 - Active 1
 - Ranked
Currency Vontar (DSV)
Abbreviation DES
National website
National forum
National animal Domestic cat
National food Fish finger sandwich
National drink Iced Lemonade
National tree Elm

The Democratic Environmental Society of Senya, often referred to as Senya, is a small micronation in western Apollonia. The nation borders the Natopian territory of Arboria to the north, Jingdao to the west and south and has coastline along Lake Lamantia to the east. The nation also contains two territories, in the Territory of Lamantia, an autonomous area comprising the old Fort Kolgrad region on Lake Lamantia and Senyan Arboria, that in total constitute the majority territory, and Ranentsi in northern Keltia.

History

Senya became an independent state following its recognition by the MCS council on 24 June 2012, having submitted its application on 17 June 2012. The new Senyan state engaged in informal diplomacy with other nations via projects, such as the ill-fated Trans-Apollonian Railway. Due to increasing sectarianism in the far-west of the country, however, the River Warriors' Autonomous Region was established on 7 August 2012 to quell tensions between the ethnic minority River Warrior people and the Senyan government, with the Senyans agreeing to respect the independence of the River Warrior people. Senya annexed Ranentsi on 21 May 2016, marking the country's first territorial outpost outside of Apollonia.

Geography

Senya is located in western Apollonia between the latitudes 32° and 40° N and the longitudes 58° and 65° W. Senya predominantly geographically is split in two, with the western half of the country being mostly flat woodland with some semi-arid areas in the south-west. The eastern half of the country is covered in much thicker evergreen forests and contains much more ragged areas. On the extreme eastern fringe exist the edges of the mountain ranges that dominate central Apollonia.

Senya's climate.
  Humid continental climate
  Oceanic climate
  Cold semi-arid climate

Senya's proximity to the coastal, central position between the polar regions and the tropical regions, in addition to its proximity to the mountain ranges of central Apollonia gives it a quite varied climate. Most of the country has an oceanic climate, featuring mild winters and summers. Some areas of the country (notably in the south-west) have a cold semi-arid climate, featuring warm but dry summers and mild winters. To the eastern fringes of the country is a small zone of a humid continental climate, which features hot summers but cold winters, often with high amounts of snowfall.

Politics

President

The President of Senya is the highest political office in the country. The president is elected every five years, and leads the nation primarily in foreign affairs. He/She can veto legislation put forward by the National Democratic Forum, and can submit his own legislation. The role of the president is largely ceremonial in regards to domestic affairs but they have a much more stronger hand in foreign affairs, as they have to power to appoint and dismiss ambassadors, conduct talks with foreign leaders and can use Executive orders on issues pertaining to foreign affairs only. The President's powers are limited by the National Democratic Forum, who can pass a motion of no-confidence, which would trigger another presidential election. However, this has never happened.

The current President is Barnaby Hands of the Senyan National Party, who was elected in 2010 and subsequently re-elected in 2015.

List of Presidents

Election Image Name Party
1 2012 Barnaby Hands Senyan National Party

National Democratic Forum

Ystëna Denisenka, the current Prime Minister of Senya.

The National Democratic Forum is the parliament of Senya and is elected every two years. It comprises of 500 members, with 448 representing Senya proper, 49 representing Fort Kolgrad and three representing Ranentsi. Within each region, elections are held via proportional representation, to gather who wins the seats available. The National Democratic Forum is intentionally set up to try and avoid a single party from dominating and ensure that all views are represented fairly on the national stage.

Currently, there is a ruling coalition between the Centrist Party and Liberty Senya, with the centrist party's NDF leader Ystëna Denisenka as prime minister. In situations where one party has not reached the overall majority required for majority rule, the Prime Minister will be the leader of the largest party in the coalition that forms after the end of the election.

To vote in a National Democratic Forum election, one must be at least 16 years old, in a fit mental state, and must show signs of political engagement and genuine intelligence. Candidates must be at least 18 years old, be fluent in both Senyan and English, have a university degree in a course related to politics and pass all the other test for a regular voter.

English Name Senyan Name Initials Forum Leader Leaning Colour Seats in NDF
Senyan National Party Partë Nasɏonenen bɏer Sanya SNP Gatkan Avletsken Authoritarian Socialism Green
187 / 500
Centrist Party Sentrömis Partë SP Ystëna Denisenka Centrism Yellow
164 / 500
Liberty Senya Lëberti Sanya LNS Nicholas Wood Liberalism Purple
93 / 500
Senyan Patriots Patrëot Sanya PS Gatkan Arzavɏen Far-right Navy
29 / 500
Senyan Workers Party Partë bɏer Sanya Arbîtamenen SBA Martin Alcock Far-left Red
27 / 500

Foreign relations

Since joining the Micronational Cartography Society, Senya has maintained a policy of strict neutrality in Micrasian affairs, and has largely refused to join other inter-Micras organisations. Senya has only ever signed official treaties with three other Micrasian nations, namely Elwynn[1], Juclandia[2] and Tiana[3].

Despite of its neutral policy, Senya has worked with other nations on several projects, including the failed MSEO project to send a probe to Tarsica, in which Senya constructed a spaceport in Fort Kolgrad as a launch base.[4]

Economy

Transport

Air

Svorgas International Airport is Senya's largest airport, flying to 69 destinations across Micras.

Senya has a thriving aviation industry, with Air Senya being one of the most reputable airlines in Micras, whilst Svorgas International Airport, the country's largest airport, is used by around 16 million people every year, around twice the population of Senya. Air Senya is a publicly owned company, and also runs Air Senya Gotzbog, the flag carrying airline of Gotzborg.[5]

Lamantia Airlines, based in Fort Kolgrad, operates holiday flights to the Fort Kolgrad region and is Senya's largest private airline.

Rail

Senya has an extensive high-speed railway system that stretches across the country. High speed trains link the eight largest cities in the country, whilst intermediate lines have trains that stop at more localised and rural stations. All lines utilise overhead electric cables. The six biggest cities in Senya additionally have their own metro systems. 61% of people use a metro during their commute to work, whilst 57% of people use the railway network to get to work. The rail network is owned and operated by the Senyan government under the public company Senyan Rail. Discussions of extending the network to neighbouring countries such as Arboria, Dura and Gotzborg has been discussed, with a Trans-Arborian Railway connecting Senya to Arboria and Gerenia currently being discussed.

Fort Kolgrad and Ranentsi also have rail links. Fort Kolgrad's network is run by Senyan Rail and is extensive, linking all populated settlements with a relatively high speed network. Ranentsi's networks are older and weaker, and rely on older rolling stock. Ranentsi's network contains one line, running from Kyustendil to Kriva. Ranentsi's railway is run independently of Senyan Rail, though a takeover is planned.

Demographics

The population of Senya is around 9,500,000 (roughly similar to that of Austria), giving the country a population density of around 8.15 people per square kilometre (roughly similar to that of Russia). Despite the country's low population density, the majority of the people live in urban areas, with 69% of the population living in the ten most populous settlements. However, 26% of the population live in rural areas, defined by the Senyan government as an area with less than 10,000 people. The urban-rural split is more pronounced in Senya's autonomous territories however, with 85% of people in Fort Kolgrad and 91% of people in Ranentsi living in urban areas.

Largest settlements

Largest settlements of Senya
  Settlement Region Population
Svorgas
Svorgas
Jogasim
Jogasim
  Settlement Region Population
1 Svorgas Svorgas District 1,100,000 11 Space City Fort Kolgrad 162,000
2 Jogasim Jogasim District 1,000,000 12 Lamantia Eastern Lamantian Coast 157,000
3 Dyas Dyas District 914,300 13 Northend Svorgas District 145,000
4 Tiga Tiga District 900,000 14 Redditch Fort Kolgrad 139,000
5 Moroni Moroni District 750,000 15 Lutsan Svorgas District 100,000
6 Eprat Eprat District 395,000 16 Hampton Fort Kolgrad 86,000
7 Magalatska Tiga District 273,000 17 Grokhim Svorgas District 75,000
8 Kateki Blavisen Moroni District 260,000 18 Regensberg Fort Kolgrad 63,000
9 Augustusgrad Senyan Arboria 254,000 19 Kyustendil Ranentsi 60,600
10 Colgrad Fort Kolgrad 163,000 20 Tzult Fort Kolgrad 58,000

Languages

English and Senyan are the two most widely spoken languages in Senya and are the only two official languages in Senya. Senya is spoken by around 60% of the population as a first language, mainly in the west and central areas, whilst English is more prominent in the east, being the first language of around 35% of the population. On a local level, schools can choose which language the language of instruction is, but all schools must offer comprehensive second-language study of the other official language from Division 1 (age 6). All students must continue to study the other language as a second language until they graduate Division 10 (age 16). German is an official language in Fort Kolgrad whilst Ranentsian is official in Ranentsi. Senyan sign language is given special recognition by the government.

Some immigrant languages are also spoken in Senya such as Craitish, Norwegian and Rivorian.

In addition to Senyan and English, students in Senyan schools must also study a foreign language. Most Senyan students study Craitish as a foreign language, though some schools offer studies in languages such as Gerenian and German.

Religion

Senya is a heavily irreligious country with secularism being officially endorsed by the constitutions. Some international observers have noted potential human rights violations by the Senyan government in regard to the freedom of religion. All forms of religious clothing, ranging from crosses on necklaces to full-body coverings are illegal to wear in public and are punishable by a large fine and a sentence at a re-education camp. 100% of citizens report not believing in God, whilst 95% of citizens report not believing in any kind of spirit or life force.

Despite Senya's legal and many individual's personal objections to religion and religious belief, many old churches and temples remain open and are looked after by societies, often as museums, whilst the freedom of belief on a personal level is widely respected.

Ethnicity

Senya is largely homogeneous, with the Senyan and English populations of the country both being of the Senyan ethnic group. Senyans are largely tall, with the average male being 187cm and the average female being 172cm tall, whilst also having very pale white skin. Green and blue eyes dominate as does brown hair. Whilst blond hair is not uncommon, completely jet black hair is exceedingly rare amongst ethnic Senyans. Ginger hair is relatively common amongst females.

In Fort Kolgrad, people are more closely related to Tianans and Patrovans, which has given them darker hair and slightly darker (though still white skin), whilst Ranentsians tend to have the darkest skin and predominantly have black hair.

Smaller ethnic groups exist in the country, particuarly Craits (~200,000) and Gerenians.

Education

All Senyans are required by law to be in full time education between the ages of six and 18, with most Senyans attending a state school, with just 4.6% of students enrolled at private schools. Pre-schooling is very rare, though many nurseries exist around the country where students mostly play, but also learn basic things such as reading, writing and basic mathematics. Schools years are known as "divisions", and begin in the September, and end at the end of May the following year, with December also being a holiday for the winter. Division 1 is the first year of schooling, for children aged 6–7. Divsions 1–7 take place in primary schools, with children going into High School to start Division 8 at the age of 13. Division 10 (ages 15–16) are the final year of high school, after which students can go to either an academic or a vocational college for an additional two or three years (in academic colleges these are referred to as Divisions 11 and 12). School days generally last for six hours and include five lessons of an hour length (though these are much more fluid during Primary School), with an hour lunch break and another 15 minute break in the morning. Students take subjects mandated by a national curriculum, but individual lessons can be tailored to classes. There are no exams until Division 10, where students earn marks based on a mixture of coursework and examinations (depending on the subject). Following Division 10, students must make a choice on where they should go for college.

Tertiary education in Senya is held amongst seven different universities; the University of Senya, the University of Svorgas, the University of Tiga, the University of Dyas, the University of Jogasim, the University of Eprat and the University of Moroni. Around 40% of students attend university.

Promotsa

Promotsa is an annual celebration held by graduating students from Academic Colleges. During Promotsa, which is usually held in the first week of June, students hold parades and events whilst dressing up in green overalls, which can be customised to reflect a person's interests and personality.

Culture

Sports

References

  1. ^ Ayeron, Elijah. "Treaty with Senya", Senate of Elwynn: Treaty Archives, 24 March 2013
  2. ^ Ciprian, King of Juclandia. "Foreign relations of Juclandia", MicroWiki, 26 June 2017
  3. ^ Puglisi, Joseph and Hands, Barnaby. "New Era in Senya-FTSR relations?", User talk:Puggy, 20 January 2011
  4. ^ Hands, Barnaby. "Space Exploration Conference", Shireroth: Musican Capital District, 26 April 2014
  5. ^ Sinclair, Liam and Hands, Barnaby. "Gotzborg-Senya flight routes", The Gotzborg Community Forums: Foreign Office, 1 August 2013