Republic of Adana
Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem
|Capital city||New Alexander City, Capital District|
|Largest city||İncirlik, Cukurova|
|Official language(s)||English, Turkish|
|- Prime Minister||Kemal Talley|
|- Last election||October 21, 2010|
|Legislature||Grand National Assembly|
|- Type||- Bicameral|
|- Number of seats|| - 177 (House of Representatives)|
- 140 (National Assembly)
|- Last election||- October 18, 2012|
|Established||April 20, 1938|
|Currency||New Adanese Lira|
|National animal||West Pacific Godzilla|
The Republic of Adana is a nation located on the Concordian continent. It is bordered by four countries: the Commonwealths of Arcadia and Anatolia to the east and eastern north, respectively, the Kingdom of Magnifique to the western north, and the Democratic Kingdom of New Wales to the west, with the Ceres Ocean being on the country's south. Adana is a major global force, both political and economic, and is also classified as a superpower. It is a democratic, secular, unitary, constitutional republic with a diverse cultural heritage.
The Republic of Adana was founded on April 20, 1938 by Ismail Durak. Durak was among the most famous leaders in the rebellion against the Adanusian Sultanate, which is now part of the republic. A nine month war was fought, resulting in rebel victory, and the Adanese republic became official. In 1949, Germanic peoples of eastern Adana attempted to overthrow the republic, resulting in the Adanese Civil War. This raged on until February 1954, when the Treaty of Fethiye ended the war in a draw, granting eastern lands independence. From this time, Adana was involved in a cold war with the east, lasting until 2008, when the eastern government dissolved and returned to the west. Since then the reunified nation has kept on a quite prosperous track, and looks to be holding onto the upward path for the future.
Adanese culture sees a strongly Anglo-Turkish in the west style due to its Turkish background and American and British immigration in the mid-twentieth century. In the east, the former German-held government still shows a heavy mark, but the primarily Germanic culture instilled on the eastern people is quickly being overtaken by the freer style developed in the west. Pop culture is heavily influenced by the English and Turkish worlds, with a lighter Germanic style being threaded in since the reunification.
As Adana is split in religion almost evenly between Christianity and Islam, both groups managed to become quite tolerant of each other, and soon after became well known for it. Islamic arts and architecture have been quite popular in Adana, and the style has morphed somewhat with the western styles brought by the Anglic peoples.
The national anthem of Adana is the Independence March (Turkish: İstiklâl Marşı).
Originally, the first two sections of the song were sung, concurrent with the use of the original flag. When Adana went from no religious stance to official state secularism in 1964, the flag was changed and the use of the second section of the Independence March was changed to the third, which did not mention "God." Even before this, it was fairly common for other sections to be used, such as the fifth during the War of Independence.
- Fear not! For the crimson flag that proudly ripples in this glorious dawn, shall not fade,
- Before the last fiery hearth that is ablaze within my nation is extinguished.
- For That is the star of my nation, and it will forever shine;
- It is mine; and solely belongs to my valiant nation.
- Frown not, I beseech you, oh thou coy crescent,
- But smile upon my heroic race! Why the anger, why the rage?
- This blood of ours which we shed for you shall not be blessed otherwise;
- For Freedom is the absolute right of my God-worshiping nation.
- I have been free since the beginning and forever shall be so.
- What madman shall put me in chains! I defy the very idea!
- I'm like the roaring flood; powerful and independent,
- I'll tear apart mountains, exceed the heavens and still gush out!
- The lands of the West may be armored with walls of steel,
- But I have borders guarded by the mighty chest of a believer.
- Recognize your innate strength, my friend! And think: how can this fiery faith ever be killed,
- By that battered, single-fanged monster you call "civilization"?
- My friend! Leave not my homeland to the hands of villainous men!
- Render your chest as armor and your body as trench! Stop this disgraceful rush!
- For soon shall come the joyous days of divine promise...
- Who knows? Perhaps tomorrow? Perhaps even sooner!
- View not the soil you tread on as mere earth - recognize it!
- And think about the shroudless thousands who lie so nobly beneath you.
- You're the noble son of a martyr, take shame, hurt not your ancestor!
- Unhand not, even when you're promised worlds, this paradise of a homeland.
- What man would not die for this heavenly piece of land?
- Martyrs would gush out should one simply squeeze the soil! Martyrs!
- May God take my life, all my loved ones and possessions from me if He will,
- But may He not deprive me of my one true homeland for the world.
- Oh glorious God, the sole wish of my pain-stricken heart is that,
- No heathen's hand should ever touch the bosom of my sacred Temples.
- These adhans, whose shahdahs are the foundations of my religion,
- May their noble sound last loud and wide over my eternal homeland.
- So ripple and wave like the bright dawning sky, oh thou glorious crescent,
- So that our every last drop of blood may finally be blessed and worthy!
- Neither you nor my race shall ever be extinguished!
- For freedom is the absolute right of my ever-free flag;
- For independence is the absolute right of my God-worshiping nation!
- Bird- Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga)
- Animal- West Pacific Godzilla (Gojiris pacifica)
- Insect- Adanese Crimson Mantis (Statilia Roucorda)
- Flower- Persian Pearl Tulip (Tulipa pulchella)
- Tree- Field Maple (Acer campestre)
- Colors- Crimson, Emerald
- Fossil- Meganeura
Geography and climateEditAdana sits on a southern coast of the continent of Concordia on the Ceres Ocean.
The Republic of Adana was not divided into political subdivisions until after the reunification in 2008, when it was done by the Provincial Division Act. There are presently 14 provinces, although the Capital Ditrict is technically a mere territory, and the entire Province of Bag has a special dual classification as a national park within Adilya and Kastamonu.
Adana maintains a large and powerful military, which it prides itself on. Funding of the armed forces goes largely to keeping the country's soldiers armed with the best equipment avaliable, and in recent years Adana has begun to domesticate the production of more of its military systems.
While Adana does have tensions with a few other nations, including a few neighbouring states such as the Kingdom of Magnifique, it maintains positive relations with a relatively large number of other countries, especially the New Welsh constitutional monarchy to the west.
EmpireEditAdana formerly maintained an empire of three nations other than itself: the Commonwealths of Arcadia and Anatolia, and the Captive State of Cossackistan. Arcadia and Anatolia were both taken over as a result of the Reunification Wars and subsequently released in 2013, and Cossackistan was inherited from the Democratic Republic of East Adana. A national rehabilitation of Cossackistan is underway, and Adana expects its readiness by the intended release date of 2018.
EconomyEditAdana has a very strong economy, one of the largest in the world. Its gross domestic product for the year of 2012 was approximately 4 billion lira. The lands in the northwest of the country are quite rich in minerals such as platinum and thorium, and the west as a whole has notable natural gas deposits, while the northeast has some degree of coal reserves. Tourism is particularly large in the Provinces of Cukurova and Cardnalia, and is growing rapidly in the new Capital District.
The whole of Adana has a significant Turkic population, who give it much of its rich heritage. In the very late 19th century it saw an influx of French peoples in the middle Seyhan River valley around what is now St. Louis, and Spanish around present-day Santa Ana. In the early twentieth century, the whole east saw profound German immigration, and during the 1940s and 50s the west saw the arrival of Americans. The last significant immigration trend seen in the country was primarily with English Britons in the 1960s.