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'''Serkorda''' is a state in Northeastern Great Kirav, bordering [[Irovasdra]] to the north and west, [[Arkelly]] to the northeast, [[Axólega]] to the east, and [[Kiygrava]] to the south. A {{wp|disputed territory}} throughout the Colonial and Viceregal periods, Serkorda was first organised as a state during the earliest years of the Confederate Republics of Kirav in order to foster better relations among the several neighbouring states with territorial claims to the area. However, most of the state's subsequent history has been shaped by enduring social and political rivalry between the descendants of settlers from different states.
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'''Serikorda''' is a state in Northeastern Great Kirav, bordering [[Irovasdra]] to the north and west, [[Arkelly]] to the northeast, [[Axólega]] to the east, and [[Kiygrava]] to the south. A {{wp|disputed territory}} throughout the Colonial and Viceregal periods, Serikorda was first organised as a state during the earliest years of the Confederate Republics of Kirav in order to foster better relations among the several neighbouring states with territorial claims to the area. However, most of the state's subsequent history has been shaped by enduring social and political rivalry between the descendants of settlers from different states.
  
Despite its small population and economy, Serkorda has made significant contributions to Kiravian society at large, and has an outsized position of influence in Kiravian politics due to its early, frequent, and fiercely competitive elections.
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Despite its small population and economy, Serikorda has made significant contributions to Kiravian society at large, and has an outsized position of influence in Kiravian politics due to its early, frequent, and fiercely competitive elections.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Serkorda was originally home to the Hottopik and Paksun tribes of [[Kiravite Aboriginals]]. Gaelic clans also inhabited parts of the area at various times. During the Coscivian Colonial period, in the course of dividing the still-unsettled areas of Great Kirav, Emperor Xorokaster II issued contradictory decrees granting authority over what would become Serkorda to both the Audiencia of Axólega and the Captaincy-General of [[Róvidrea]], which would later be subsumed under the Viceroyalty of the Kiygrava and the Viceroyalty of Andela, respectively. However, neither colony exercised any actual control over the area, which remained populated mainly by the Paksun and Hottopik. Coscivian and Celtic immigration began in earnest during the [[Cromwelute Wars|Cromwelute Depredations]], with Serkorda's sheltered geography attracting people from coastal areas who moved inland to escape Cromwelute raids. These settlers came mainly from neighbouring Róvidrea, Axólega, and the Gaelic lands that would become Irovasdra and Arkelly, and they succeeded in forming lasting settlements around the fringes of the Serkorda Basin while the Aboriginals retained control over the hinterland. Kiygrava administered the area as a countyship of Róvidrea and Andela as a countyship of Axólega throughout the colonial period, and although the two governments were aware of immigration by each others' subjects and continued to assert their overlapping claims, the limited size of the Coscivian settlements and lack of contact between them prevented the territorial dispute from becoming a matter of concern until much later.
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Serikorda was originally home to the Hottopik and Paksun tribes of [[Kiravite Aboriginals]]. Gaelic clans also inhabited parts of the area at various times. During the Coscivian Colonial period, in the course of dividing the still-unsettled areas of Great Kirav, Emperor Xorokaster II issued contradictory decrees granting authority over what would become Serikorda to both the Audiencia of Axólega and the Captaincy-General of [[Róvidrea]], which would later be subsumed under the Viceroyalty of the Kiygrava and the Viceroyalty of Andela, respectively. However, neither colony exercised any actual control over the area, which remained populated mainly by the Paksun and Hottopik. Coscivian and Celtic immigration began in earnest during the [[Cromwelute Wars|Cromwelute Depredations]], with Serikorda's sheltered geography attracting people from coastal areas who moved inland to escape Cromwelute raids. These settlers came mainly from neighbouring Róvidrea, Axólega, and the Gaelic lands that would become Irovasdra and Arkelly, and they succeeded in forming lasting settlements around the fringes of the Serikorda Basin while the Aboriginals retained control over the hinterland. Kiygrava administered the area as a countyship of Róvidrea and Andela as a countyship of Axólega throughout the colonial period, and although the two governments were aware of immigration by each others' subjects and continued to assert their overlapping claims, the limited size of the Coscivian settlements and lack of contact between them prevented the territorial dispute from becoming a matter of concern until much later.
  
The Coscivian and Gaelic population of Serkorda declined after the defeat and eradication of the Cromwelutes, which allowed many of the colonists to either return home or move on to the new and often better lands that had become available in Upper Kirav. However, it would recover during the Viceregal period when mounting population pressure across the eastern seaboard increased demand for land and many people became willing to settle in highland, forest, and frontier areas further from the control of the increasingly corrupt and heavy-handed Viceregal governments. As before, the southern part of the state would be settled mainly by Kiryaniv Coscivians and Sedhan Coscivians pushing northward from Róvidrea, the east would be settled mainly by [[Taństem Coscivians]] pushing westward from Axólega and [[Fariva]], and the upland northern and western areas would be settled mainly by Gaels. However, unlike during the Cromwelute Wars, these larger waves of settlers with improved agricultural and military technology were far more successful in decimating the Aboriginal population and bringing large tracts of land under cultivation, creating contiguous zones of settlement that eventually collided with one another. This resulted in a great deal of violence between settler militias of different origins settling on tracts of land granted to them by their respective governments. Kiyrgava (later the [[United Provinces]]), Andela, and Arkelly sent troops into Serkorda on various occasions to evict "squatters", and more rarely to engage the regular forces of other claimants.
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The Coscivian and Gaelic population of Serikorda declined after the defeat and eradication of the Cromwelutes, which allowed many of the colonists to either return home or move on to the new and often better lands that had become available in Upper Kirav. However, it would recover during the Viceregal period when mounting population pressure across the eastern seaboard increased demand for land and many people became willing to settle in highland, forest, and frontier areas further from the control of the increasingly corrupt and heavy-handed Viceregal governments. As before, the southern part of the state would be settled mainly by Kiryaniv Coscivians and Sedhan Coscivians pushing northward from Róvidrea, the east would be settled mainly by [[Taństem Coscivians]] pushing westward from Axólega and [[Fariva]], and the upland northern and western areas would be settled mainly by Gaels. However, unlike during the Cromwelute Wars, these larger waves of settlers with improved agricultural and military technology were far more successful in decimating the Aboriginal population and bringing large tracts of land under cultivation, creating contiguous zones of settlement that eventually collided with one another. This resulted in a great deal of violence between settler militias of different origins settling on tracts of land granted to them by their respective governments. Kiyrgava (later the [[United Provinces]]), Andela, and Arkelly sent troops into Serikorda on various occasions to evict "squatters", and more rarely to engage the regular forces of other claimants.
  
 
==Politics and Government==
 
==Politics and Government==

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Coöperative Public State of Serikorda
Daventárikéarita Serikorda
SerikordaFlag.png
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Country Kiravian Federacy
Capital Śitterton
Population 864,325
State President Teruon Rykāsar
Chancellor Marmadóc Ó Flártha
Legislature General Court
Stanora seats 3
Official languages Taństan Coscivian
Gaelic
Kiravic Coscivian
Recognised languages Kaltan Coscivian
Fenian Kiravic
Coscivian Sign Language
Postal Abbreviation SRK
Time Zone Valēka Standard Time

Serikorda is a state in Northeastern Great Kirav, bordering Irovasdra to the north and west, Arkelly to the northeast, Axólega to the east, and Kiygrava to the south. A disputed territory throughout the Colonial and Viceregal periods, Serikorda was first organised as a state during the earliest years of the Confederate Republics of Kirav in order to foster better relations among the several neighbouring states with territorial claims to the area. However, most of the state's subsequent history has been shaped by enduring social and political rivalry between the descendants of settlers from different states.

Despite its small population and economy, Serikorda has made significant contributions to Kiravian society at large, and has an outsized position of influence in Kiravian politics due to its early, frequent, and fiercely competitive elections.

History

Serikorda was originally home to the Hottopik and Paksun tribes of Kiravite Aboriginals. Gaelic clans also inhabited parts of the area at various times. During the Coscivian Colonial period, in the course of dividing the still-unsettled areas of Great Kirav, Emperor Xorokaster II issued contradictory decrees granting authority over what would become Serikorda to both the Audiencia of Axólega and the Captaincy-General of Róvidrea, which would later be subsumed under the Viceroyalty of the Kiygrava and the Viceroyalty of Andela, respectively. However, neither colony exercised any actual control over the area, which remained populated mainly by the Paksun and Hottopik. Coscivian and Celtic immigration began in earnest during the Cromwelute Depredations, with Serikorda's sheltered geography attracting people from coastal areas who moved inland to escape Cromwelute raids. These settlers came mainly from neighbouring Róvidrea, Axólega, and the Gaelic lands that would become Irovasdra and Arkelly, and they succeeded in forming lasting settlements around the fringes of the Serikorda Basin while the Aboriginals retained control over the hinterland. Kiygrava administered the area as a countyship of Róvidrea and Andela as a countyship of Axólega throughout the colonial period, and although the two governments were aware of immigration by each others' subjects and continued to assert their overlapping claims, the limited size of the Coscivian settlements and lack of contact between them prevented the territorial dispute from becoming a matter of concern until much later.

The Coscivian and Gaelic population of Serikorda declined after the defeat and eradication of the Cromwelutes, which allowed many of the colonists to either return home or move on to the new and often better lands that had become available in Upper Kirav. However, it would recover during the Viceregal period when mounting population pressure across the eastern seaboard increased demand for land and many people became willing to settle in highland, forest, and frontier areas further from the control of the increasingly corrupt and heavy-handed Viceregal governments. As before, the southern part of the state would be settled mainly by Kiryaniv Coscivians and Sedhan Coscivians pushing northward from Róvidrea, the east would be settled mainly by Taństem Coscivians pushing westward from Axólega and Fariva, and the upland northern and western areas would be settled mainly by Gaels. However, unlike during the Cromwelute Wars, these larger waves of settlers with improved agricultural and military technology were far more successful in decimating the Aboriginal population and bringing large tracts of land under cultivation, creating contiguous zones of settlement that eventually collided with one another. This resulted in a great deal of violence between settler militias of different origins settling on tracts of land granted to them by their respective governments. Kiyrgava (later the United Provinces), Andela, and Arkelly sent troops into Serikorda on various occasions to evict "squatters", and more rarely to engage the regular forces of other claimants.

Politics and Government

Serikorda is widely known for the complicated structure of its state government, its strong municipal governments, its cosocionational constitution, and it its fiercely competitive political landscape.

Local Government

Owing to the strong localist traditions of both the Taństan community with its Andelan town meetings on one hand and the "croft and clan" orientation of the Highlander community on the other, as well as the fact that the state government has reliably been gridlocked and dysfunctional, Serikorda has very strong local governments, even by Kiravian standards.

Major classes of municipal governments include: City Town Township Charter village

Minor classes include: Direct-democratic village Sortition village Mountain hamlet Indigenous municipality

Political Parties

Serikordan electoral law is notoriously permissive with regard to the registration of new political parties, ballot access, and electoral fusion. As of Sávilús 21207, there are 216 active registered parties and 306 registered parties that are inactive or in abeyance.

In accordance with the antipartisan laws adopted after Kirosocialism, political parties as generally understood may not operate in the federal government, and registration of political parties must take place at the federal-subject level. Parties seeking a multi-state presence must have separately incorporated, registered, and financed chapters in each state. As such, due to its permissive registration policies, Serikordia is usually the first or second state where new or newly-expanding multistate parties establish a chapter, even if they engage in little or no political activity in Serikordia itself.

Society and Culture

Serikorda is notable for its highly pillarised society, in which

Pillars

  • The First Pillar or Andelan Pillar was established by Coscivian settlers who came to Serikorda from Axólega and Fariva. The majority of people in the First Pillar are ethnic Taństem, though it has grown to include people of other ethnic backgrounds who regularly use the Taństan Coscivian language or were educated in historically Taństan schools. In modern times, non-Gaelic people who move to Serikorda from Axólega and Fariva typically identify and register with the First Pillar, as do other newcomers who settle in predominantly First Pillar communities. Members of the First Pillar are most heavily concentrated in the east.
  • The Second Pillar or Róvidrean Pillar was established by Coscivian settlers who came to Serikorda from Róvidrea and other parts of Kiygrava. Members of the Kiryaniv Coscivian subgroups native to Kiygrava (most prominently Róvidrean Coscivians, but also Estuary Coscivians and Kandans) account for a plurality of people in this pillar, though it has grown to include such diverse groups as Peninsular Coscivians, Melotes, and Rumelis. The community language of the Second Pillar is Kiravic Coscivian. Members of the Second Pillar are most heavily concentrated in the south.
  • The Third Pillar, also known as the Celtic Pillar or Fenian Pillar, was established by Gaelic people who came to Serikorda from existing areas of Gaelic settlement to the state's north and west, mainly Irovasdra and Arkelly. It mainly comprises ethnic Gaels and Féinem, though many Ĥeldican Coscivians and non-Gaelic adherents of the Insular Apostolic Church identify and register with the Third Pillar. The community language of the Third Pillar is Kiravian Gaelic, though Fenian Kiravic may in fact be just as commonly used in everyday life. Members of the Third Pillar are most heavily concentrated in the north and west.

Minor Pillars

In addition to the three major pillars of Serikordan society, the law also recognises several minor pillars. The Kaltan Pillar exists for the state's large Kaltan Coscivian population and can maintain its own educational and cultural facilities and policies, but does not have a reservation in the cosocionational system of the state's politics. For electoral purposes, members of the Kaltan Pillar must register with one of the three major pillars (usually the Second or Third). The Kirosocialist Pillar was organised during the Kirosocialist era in the spirit of national/civic unity and ethnosocial nondistinctionism after government-imposed depillarisation of Serikorda failed. Although it originally had the same political rights and organisational structure as the major pillars (despite having far fewer members), the Kirosocialist pillar had almost all of its political reservations stripped from it after the National Renewal and now operates in a similar fashion to the Kaltan Pillar. The Aboriginal Pillar was created by an act of the state legislature in 21202 as part of the state's efforts at reconciliation with its severely reduced Aboriginal population, which was subjected to genocide in the course of Coscivian and Celtic settlement. Though the smallest pillar by far with 2,136, it is reserved legislative seats. Its community languages are Hottopik and Paksun, which have 160 and 4 native speakers, respectively. 27% of people registered with the Aboriginal Pillar are Aboriginal Kiravites from tribes native to other parts of the country.

There exists the option to register with the General or Nondistinctive Pillar, though this pillar has no social institutions of its own and affords its members little in the way of amenities, patronage, or political clout.