|Conventional short name:|
|Data codes:||bl, BEL|
|Others:||Coastal- and White-Kencari, South-Pocari, Vaara ...|
|Other:||Athrown, Korerna, Athruts, Mëdmi|
|Government type:||constitutional kingdom|
|King:||Krethn III Terirn-Ëkmol (since 316)|
|Prime Minister:||Boln Uwe (since 316)|
|Area:||ca t.b.d. km²|
|Established:||Gained independence 316 AP|
The Kingdom of Bëltse is one of the seven successor states of the Republic of Bowdani. Mentioned in Bowdani history as the people of the Bullocks, defeated by the Kencari in 643 BP after the last leader of the Bullocks Hahnts V betrayed his people, the Bëltse remained under Kencari and Ingallish rule for almost one thousand years. The current king Krethn III of the Terirn-Ëkmol dynasty claims to be a direct descendant of the last ruling family of the Bullocks, but since the Bullocks were illiterate and Kencari records from that era aren't quite reliable, nothing can be said with certainty.
Geography[edit | edit source]
Bëltse is a landlocked country in the southwestern part of the continent of Smalik. It borders the Lectern of United Kencari Peoples (LUKP), the Duchy of Gen, and the nation of Vaara. The country's highest mountain is the Hokats (3,179 m / 10,430 ft), its longest river the Ardwa (although its mouth lies in the LUKP). The climate is mostly temperate, near tundra in the south.
History[edit | edit source]
The Bëltse are most likely descendants of the ancient Smalik tribe of the Bullocks or of a closely related tribe. The Bëltse people were mostly ruled by the Kencari (in modern times as part of the Republic of Bowdani). They managed to preserve their language and some of their culture, and when it was suggested in early 316 that Bowdani should dissolve, the Bëltse applied for independence.
Demographics[edit | edit source]
The 1.9 million inhabitants of the kingdom consist of Ingallish, Bëltse, Kencari, Pocari, and Vaara. The Ingallish form the largest minority group, closely followed by the Bëltse. The Ingallish and Bëltse languages both enjoy official status. Approximately 91% of the population is literate. There is one university, the Royal University of Worcester (Wosarre Utherreter Universiti), founded in 316.
Politics[edit | edit source]
The head of state is king Krethn III Terirn-Ëkmol, a self-proclaimed descendant of ancient Bullocks tribe leaders. Although the country officially is a constitutional monarchy with limited powers for the king, king Krethn III has already interfered in government policies more than once, much to the annoyance of champions of a more liberal form of government.
The legislative is the Pekoltharasewarër Kants (Chamber of Deputies), which is a unicameral parliament of 101 members.