National Information Synopsis
The Republic of Zukchiva, colloquially known as Zukchiva, is a country located somewhere within the Northern Hemisphere of the planet Earth, in the Universe U-2. It consists of three districts, equivalent to "states". It's population is approximately 100 million people, marking it as a nation with a larger-than-average population size. The capital is located in the city of New Seveni, which is located in the center of the nation and is its most populous city.
The current population is descended from Northern tribes who migrated slightly south to warmer climate around 11,700 years ago, when the last Ice Age ended. The tribes initially maintained sovereignty from each other with a loose alliance formed during their migration. As the population switched to agricultural settlements around 10,000 years ago, the tribes began to cooperate economically and politically. In the year of 1932 C.E., one of the tribes broke the alliance and began a war of conquest. Following the subsequent three-year war, thousands of Zukchivans were killed. The rogue tribe was defeated and a new Republic was created from the bloodshed to keep peace forevermore.
Zukchiva is a federal republic divided into three Districts. The Federal government maintains a three-branch representative democracy with a presidential system. Zukchiva was a former member of TAMDEG and the Eastern Union, and is a current member of TAZE. While regional differences exist, Zukchiva is a mix of three similar cultures representative of the three Districts. The nation has strong civil rights and a strong economy, although wide-spread unrest currently exists due to a severe lack of women's rights. The nation is often criticized for high poverty levels in the North and wide-spread corruption in the Southern Districts.
By around 11,700 years ago, humans had begun to emerge from their cave-based settlements within the far North of the Earth, near the Arctic. As population began to slowly rise due to an abundance of prey and lack of strong predators, hunter-gathering clans began to form. Two of these tribes, known then as the "Ylotek" and the "Chika" tribes, were thought to have formed a strong alliance due to shared ancestry. While the specifics of the alliance are unknown, it is thought that these tribes often traded with one another and sometimes cross-bred.
This partnership was thought to have marked the two tribes as the strongest, allowing them to maintain their territorial spaces for over a century. However, it is evident that eventually the Ylotek and the Chika were forced downwards south. While it is unclear as to why, it is plausible that over-competition forced more Northern tribes to move south, forcing the Ylotek and Chika to do the same or face conflict. Thus, by 11,500 B.C.E., the Ylotek and Chika tribes had migrated to a much warmer climate, but still close to their ancestral lands.
While it remains unclear on the specific circumstances, eventually evidence of a new tribe bordering the Ylotek and Chika's territories to the North. With a much larger population than the two smaller tribes (which many academics now believe is a result of said tribe having forcefully waged war on others), it was able to successfully defend its hunting-grounds against the smaller tribes descending from the North. In effect, this third tribe, known as the Ogo, served as a barrier against the hostile Northern peoples. The three tribes eventually fell into a loose non-aggression pact in a sense, with the Ogo protecting the Ylotek and the Chika, and the two tribes in term providing the Ogo with some more abundant resources from the South- such as wood.
Formation Into City-States (11,500 B.C.E. - 1,021 B.C.E.)
The truce between the Ylotek, Chika, and Ogo provided the vital services and protections each specific tribe needed. As prey remained abundant, the tribes had the opportunity to split off and form new tribes, who would leave the territories in search of more food and would go on to found new nations. Prior to the discovery of agriculture, the tribes continued to grow and develop new technologies (such as spears) to increase the efficiency of hunting.
Then sometime in 9500 B.C.E., a missionary from foreign lands 'discovered' the tribes. While the religious teachings preached by this missionary have been lost to time, it is known that this missionary brought with them the new concept of agriculture. While many people in the Ylotek tribe had begun small-scale farming, the concepts taught by the unnamed missionary began an agricultural revolution within the region. The three tribes soon began to harness the power of agriculture, although the Ogo tribe saw limited success due to how far North it was.
Following what became known as "Kijuguro", a slang term for "Coming of the Plants", the Ylotek and the Chika began to gradually leave their hunter-gathering lifestyle over the coming years. As settlements began to develop, the "tribes" that used to split off began to instead form new settlements within their respective tribe's parent territory. In this way, the first proto-settlements would begin to develop as early as 8000 C.E., and would