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Ulakisonia (Ulakisonian: Улакисонидиха; romanized: Ulakisonidiha), officially the Republic of Ulakisonia, (Ulakisonian: Ареспублите Улакисонидиха; romanized: Arespublite Ulakisonidiha) is a country located in the Australian continent, and is located south of Western Australia and Isandarual, north of Toalugi, east of Sittapini, northeast of Kanuzunda Islands, slightly southeast of Adrian Islands, and northwest of Australia's Tasmania. By both area and population, Ulakisonia is the largest country in the Nesionytan Islands, and is the economic and political power in the region. Ulakisonia's population is about 34 million people as of 2021.

The Nytans first settled in Ulakisonia and other islands nearby in 3rd century BC. It was the center of the Nesionytan Empire, which existed from the 2nd century AD to 1549. The Kingdom of Ulakharisu was established after the dissolution of the empire. It consisted of modern-day Ulakisonia and Isandarual. Russians conquered the Ulakisonia island in 1823, and they had disputes with Britain. It was ceded to them in 1891 after both sides signed the Pact of Anaretu, and became a crown colony. Ulakisonia gained its independence in 1948. Right after that, the country had a two-decade period of civil war against the communists. A ceasefire was signed in 1967, splitting Ulakisonia into democratic north and communist south. The war continued in 1968 and the Communist Party of Ulakisonia gained victory in 1969, and Ulakisonia was converted to a one-party Marxist-Leninist state. Fearing a communist state in Oceania, Australia and Isandarual implemented a trade blockade with Ulakisonia. However,after the United States invaded Ulakisonia in 1990, democracy was restored as the country started multiparty elections. Modern-day Ulakisonia was established on December 1, 1990.

Ulakisonia is a unitary presidential republic with a unicameral legislature, the Marezindar. It is a newly industrialized country and leads the Nesionytan Islands in terms of economic freedom, development, and has the second highest income in the region. However, corruption is prevalent in Ulakisonia, being ranked third in terms of corruption in the Nesionytan Islands. It is a member of the United Nations, Federation of Nesionytan Islands, APEC, World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. It is considered a developed economy.

Etymology

The name is derived from the Nesionytan phrase, Ulagi sunnudar, which means 'lands of the outside'. Earlier, the island they settled in was referred to as Ulag parantida sirim, 'land surrounded by water'. Ulakisonians believe their country's name actually originates from the legend of Ulakharisun, written in around 5th century BC.

The term, Ulakisonia, was never used until the arrival of the Russians in 1823, who called the natives Ulyagsunski. The name was later morphed into Ulakisoni, and became more widespread.

History

Independence and civil war (1948-1969)

Main article: Ulakisonian civil war

On the night of June 27, 1948, Ulakisonia officially gained independence from the British Empire and the first republic was established. The country's first prime minister, Jonah Hessanuri, sided with the United States and visibly opposed communism. Pro-communist rallies were held by the Communist Party of Ulakisonia, which later turned into protests. After being suppressed by Hessanuri's government, tensions escalated into an armed conflict at the end of June 1948. By 1950, 200,000 Ulakisonians fled the country.

Hundreds of bombings and arson attacks took place in Ulakisonia. The death toll had reached up to 32,400 in 1951. NATO aided the Ulakisonian government and the Warsaw Pact sided the communists. Isandarual deployed troops to Ulakisonia in 1953 and fought on behalf of the Ulakisonian government. Toalugi's Koalkinu Ali sided with the communists in 1955 due to Ali's tense relationship with the Ulakisonians. On July 4, 1955, the embassy of the United States in Ulakisonia was bombed by the communists, which triggered the United States and deployed troops there. In 1957, hundreds of Isandarualese homes and businesses were set on fire by the communist militias, which led to the formation of the Isandarualese nationalist AIQJ, to form an independent Isandarualese state in northern Ulakisonia. The AIQJ were funded and aided by the Isandarualese government, and occupied most of Ulakisonia's northern coast. By 1960, the communists captured all territory on the south. After capturing AIQJ's territory in 1963, Isandarual retreated.

In the mid-1960s, most cities in Ulakisonia started to rebuild. Fearing Ulakisonia to be "another Vietnam", anti-war protesters in the United States demand the withdrawal of US troops in Ulakisonia. On July 10, 1967, the communist party and the Ulakisonian government signed a ceasefire, separating Ulakisonia into two states, North Ulakisonia and the Democratic Republic of Ulakisonia. In September 1968, the last phase of the war started when DR Ulakisonia launched an annexation of its northern neighbor. After the United States were forced to withdraw its troops from Ulakisonia, on January 20, 1969, the communists captured Sheze, and the president of North Ulakisonia, Thomatian Ukussai, announced his surrender. Ulakisonia was unified under a communist regime, and launched an invasion of its southern neighbor, Toalugi, on December 7, 1969.

Communism (1969-1990)

The Ulakisonian civil war came to an end on January 20, 1969, when DR Ulakisonia captured the capital of North Ulakisonia, Sheze. The official name of DR Ulakisonia was changed to Ulakisonian People's Republic on January 25, 1969, and was officially declared on February 1. NATO, Australia, New Zealand, Isandarual, Toalugi, and the rest of the Nesionytan Islands cut ties with Ulakisonia and boycotted trade and diplomacy with them. All other political parties were forcibly dissolved by the communist government and executed 92 anti-communist politicians on May 13, 1969. Ulakisonia was accused of being involved in a coup d'état attempt in Gezirnus, in which they denied. They invaded its southern neighbor, Toalugi, on December 7, and later illegally annexed it in 1970. Tahılujin was later established as the ninth Ulakisonian province.

Demographics

Religion

Russian Orthodox Christianity is the predominant religion in Ulakisonia, adhered by 38% of the population. The second largest sect of Christianity in Ulakisonia is Protestantism, brought by the British colonialists in the 1890s. Nutaderram, an indigenous Nesionytan religion, is the second largest faith, with 20% identifying as Nutaderrami. Islam is the third largest religion, primarily made up of Gezirnusis and Dajankagrash minorities. 1% of the Ulakisonian population affiliate with other religions.

Historically, before Russian colonization, Nutaderram was the state religion of Ulakharisu since its establishment. In 1745, the king of Ulakharisu, Ajanua Sabartari, converted to Islam and changed his name to Abu Wahhab Shahid, but later converted back to Nutaderram after realizing he cannot marry a Nutaderrami woman due to Islam's strict monotheism. After Russia introduced Christianity in 1823, Nutaderram steadily declined.

Infrastructure

Transport

Ulakisonia has around 70 operating airports, including 9 international airports. Algoydir Shash International Airport, commonly known as Asia Airport, is the busiest airport which serves Sheze. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all flights are currently suspended and sea travel is the only way of entering Ulakisonia.

Media

Diha Ryzik is Ulakisonia's largest newspaper publisher, publishing primarily in Ulakisonian, English, and Russian. Other best-selling newspapers are An Tygyratur, Ulakworld, and Sayat. Sayat's Gigindatur is also the oldest magazine in the Nesionytan Islands, which are being published since 1885. Though officially banned, the left-wing Usur is very popular in Ulakisonia.

Ruteliulak manages public radio and television in Ulakisonia. Eleven terrestrial free-to-air television channels in the country are owned by Ruteliulak. All Ulakisonian radio stations under the AM band are either funded or owned by the company. The most popular channels in the country are Kansaqyr, Pouiz, TV Aina, and Baham 4, all of which are privately owned. Satellite television is the most common method of watching television in Ulakisonia.

TV Networks are Ulakisonian Broadcasting Radio and Television, Channel 19, GDU Television etc.


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Adrian Islands | Awanzoria | Borundia | Dajankagru | Isandarual | Kanuzunda Islands | Nuhinba | Shimbori Islands | Sittapini | Toalugi | Ulakisonia