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Kurum Ash-Sharqia

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Sultanate of Kurum Ash-Sharqia
Flag of Kurum Ash-Sharqia
Coat of Arms of Kurum Ash-Sharqia
Coat of Arms
Motto: Is not Allah sufficient for His Servant?
Location of Kurum Ash-Sharqia
Map versions 17.4.3 - present
Capital Vrijplaats
Official language(s) English, Dutch
Official religion(s) Islam
Demonym Kurum Ash-Sharqian
 - Adjective Kurum Ash-Sharqian
Government Constitutional monarchy
 - Sultan Saif Ad-Din I
 - Grand Vizier Hayat Markenburger
 - Legislature Al-Majlis Al-Watani
Establishment 1699 AN
Population 2,500,000
Currency dinar
Calendar Anno Nortone (revised)
Time zone(s)
Mains electricity
Driving side
Track gauge
National website Wikiportal
National forum
National animal
National food
National drink
National tree
Abbreviation KUR

The Sultanate of Kurum Ash-Sharqia is a nation located in eastern Corum. It was formed when two governorates of New Batavia peacefully seceded in 1699 AN, mainly over linguistic issues.


See also: Timeline of Kurum Ash-Sharqia
Faisal Van Looveren is Kurum Ash-Sharqia's founding father.

After the restoration of the Islamic Internet Republic in 1689 AN, large numbers of exiles who had fallen into diaspora, returned to Southern Corum. Many of them were of mixed families through intermarriage, mainly with Batavian and Mercurian families. These mixed families often had other languages than Dutch as their first language, mainly English. The anglophone community felt neglected by the Lucerne based government. The South Corum Independence Party became the voice of this group in 1692 AN. In 1696 AN descendants of former IIR-citizens in The Green united themselves and organized several Marches on Broekszaal. They demanded citizenship rights and expansion. A substantial expansion claim by New Batavia was accepted and several new governorates founded, but linguistic issues remained. In 1698 AN the governorates of Al-Ard Al-Moestasliha and Dar Al-Hoeriya voted to secede from New Batavia and the Sultanate of Kurum Ash-Sharqia was created.

In 1700 AN Salah Ad-Din Al-Lusirni ascended the throne as the nation's first sultan. He appointed Faisal Van Looveren, who headed the provisional government, to the office of Grand Vizier.

Faisal Van Looveren's cabinet stressed reconciliation with New Batavia after the secession, and negotiated an extensive free trade agreement in 1703 AN. There were also friendship treaties with Hurmu, Sanama and the Çakar Empire.

In 1730 AN Sultan Salah Ad-Din passed away, after thirty years on the throne. He was succeeded by his son and Crown Prince Saif Ad-Din. The old Sultan left a stable constitutional monarchy and viable dynasty.

In 1731 AN the MCS accepted a huge land claim, expanding Kurum Ash-Sharqia up to 100th longitude. This was done after a thorough preparation by the Surveying and Expansion Commission.


See also: Constitution of Kurum Ash-Sharqia

Kurum Ash-Sharqia is a constitutional monarchy headed by the Sultan.

The Sultan ceremonially appoints the Grand Vizier with the approval of Al-Majlis Al-Watani. The Grand Vizier, then, appoints the other members of the cabinet. The cabinet needs the confidence of Al-Majlis Al-Watani.

Legislative power is vested in Al-Majlis Al-Watani (National Assembly). The 100 seats in this assembly are distributed proportionally after elections every 4 years.

Before a law is passed, it needs the advice of the Islamic Diwan, although this advice is non-binding. At least half of the ordinary members need to be Muslim. The Islamic Diwan is the so-called advisory branch of government. The Diwan is the only Islamic institution of the Sultanate. All other institutions are secular in nature.

Judiciary power resides with independent courts: the Supreme Court and lower courts. Judges are appointed for life to ensure their independence.

Local government is administrated by 2 governorates.


In the two years following Kurum Ash-Sharqia's independece, there was a population increase of 11 % due to the immigration of English speaking citizens from New Batavia. The years after that, population growth was stable around 3 % to 5 % due to a relatively high birth rate and immigration. According to some politicians, this population increase didn't lead to the necessary economic growth. This in turn led to the formation of the Surveying and Expansion Commission in 1726 AN.

Population of Kurum Ash-Sharqia
Population of Kurum Ash-Sharqia


Kurum Ash-Sharqia received the 2021 Fnord Award for Best New Country for "being the best new country that is not a resurrection – with an interesting and well-developed backstory and an active presence in the diplomatic world".