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Federal Estontetsan Republic
Conventional short name:
 Local: Esto
 Ingallish: Estontetso
Data codes: ES, EST
State Flag (National Ensign) of Estontetso
Estontetso's geographical position on Vexillium
Languages:  
 Official: Gorami
 Others: Estontetsan, Ingallish
Cities:  
 Capital: Duceta
 Other: see Geography
Government type: Republic
President: W. S. Hombruch
Area: 2.90 mill. km²[1]
Population: 115.99 million[2] Estontetsans (40/km²)
Established: before 2000 BP, see History
Currency: LU dollar = 100 lucent
Organizations: see International Organisations and Treaties
Time zone: VTC-1 hour (CMT-1 or -2 hours)
Calling code: +26
Car plate:
 CLU 
DUC-1234   (more)
EST

Estontetso is an old-fashioned country where the good old techniques are still paramount: Steam trains, steam and sail ships, airships and electricity. There are no electronics to dominate the daily life.

When around 100AP the Kingdom was born, the people expected an era of new ways, but instead, freedom of press and sciences was increasingly suppressed, and by about 200AP, technology came to a virtual standstill. No modern technology was allowed into the country during that period which ended in the Civil War and the foreign occupation of 297AP.

What seems a disadvantage at first glance, turns out to attract millions of visitors who want to see and experience how the world of 100 years ago would function.

The name of the country means "Land of the future".[3] The autonym Esto very appropriately means "this, it".[4]

National Symbols[]

Star of Liliana[]

Es-o-lil-jack.gif

The Star of Liliana is an old symbol of the Liliani Empire which commenced in the region of modern Esto and in the end gave birth to this state. Therefore it is an essential part of its vexillography.

In May 321, a modernised version came into use.

Esto official hand waving elements.png

The star of Liliana is more and more visible in public in form of the new official hand waving elements distributed and used at conventions, parades etc., much to the joy of the children.

Commons-Dan mladosti v Mariboru 1961 (16).jpg

Flags[]

see also Posts, Ranks, Standards

Flag-estontetso.gif National Flag and Merchant Ensign, traditionally called State Flag
Commons-Münster, Prinzipalmarkt -- 2016 -- 2449.jpg In September 321, government approved the use of a simplified flag by citizens, as to be seen here, on the Principal Market of Zweibrücken, the Old Town of Duceta.
Esto NavEns.gif Naval Ensign, since 24 May 321 flown by the Federal Constabulary
Esto EVERMoRe.png Flag of the Estontetsan Vexwide Emergency Response Mobile Regiment EVERMoRe, authorised for use as ensign on the unit's vessels
Esto Konstr.png Construction sheet

National Anthem[]

The first call for a national had little response, and even the winning title was not convincing and therefore not adopted:

"Estontetso über alles,
über alles auf dem Vex..."

Melody (MID file)

A new call yielded what has now been selected and enacted by the Federal Council as

Estontetso's National Fanfare[]


"Esto, meine Heimat!
Esto, Du mein Land!
Esto, für alle Zeiten
reiche ich
Dir meine Hand!"


 TECH: Trio from
German army march
Regimentsgruss 

The old Royal Anthem is being reworked to become the

Presidential Anthem[]


"You Only Live Twice"

 TECH: (once on vex and once on earth...) 

National Motto[]

321 MEINS  TECH: 3-2-1-Meins! (German for 'mine!') was a slogan of eBay. 

The motto reflects the seizure of power by the Gorami in 321 AP, establishing the Major Estontetsan Intrinsic New System as outlined below.

Government[]

For details see Organigramme of the Federal Estontetsan Government

Principle of Balance of Powers[]

Every governmental or industry body is headed by a superior of sorts and a secretary who are accompanied by a council. Superior and secretary are controlling each other. As for the head of state, he is not controlled by his secretary, of course, but the duty of the Secretary of State is to do all the toil for his master, and he is not even in a position otherwise known as minister. (However, there are rumours in circulation that he might be promoted to a minister-like position as Bundeskanzler with the undersecretaries becoming Secretaries of State.  TECH: Think of the position of the American president and his secretaries, or the former imperial German Reichskanzler and his Staatssekretäre. A minister is generally understood to be allowed his own policy. A "standard" government has several such ministers and a prime minister who more or less widely directs or influences the policies of his ministers. )

Stadtschloss Duceta, residence of the Federal President

Head of State[]

The President of the Federal Estontetsan Republic (also called Federal President) represents Estontetso to the outside. He presides over the Federal Council And Court, the supreme parliament which acts also as supreme court.

Administration[]

There is a Secretary of State for Everything, with the necessary functional and regional offices.

Every level and branch of administration and industry is accompanied by a legislative council of the respective citzens and workforce which also functions as a court.

Posts, Ranks, Standards[]

See also Estontetsan military and administrative rank system, Organigramme of the Federal Estontetsan Government.

Esto President.png Federal President Esto Sec of State.png Secretary of State
Es-Bezana-Bubadera ERbD-pres.png President of a Constituent Republic[5] Es-Botabaixo wAR-secr.png Secretary of a Constituent Republic[6] Esto Undersec, Office Directors.png Undersecretary and Executive Director[7] of a top-level governmental Office
Esto Region-LandLordMayor.png Land Lord, Lord Mayor Esto Region-Secretary.png Regional Director, City Director Esto VEKombinat.png Trust/Combine Director Esto chief forester.png Federal Forest Director Esto Cdr 0f Constabulary.png Chief Constable (see below)
Esto Kommunal-Mayor.png Mayor Esto Kommunal-Secretary.png Borough Director Esto VEB.png Plant/Factory Director Esto forester.png Forest Director Esto HarbourDir 1.png Harbour or Shipping Line Director

Foreign Relations[]

Estontetsan ambassador in traditional gala dress, in use since the early Kingdom times (around 100 AP); the republic only changed the colour from dark blue to dark red (Jan 299 AP).

Foreign relations are maintained by the Federal President through the Foreign Office, exchange of diplomatic missions, and participation in international organisations and treaties.

Diplomatic Missions[]

Ambassadors have been exchanged with the following nations (in the order of establishment):

According to the Foreign Office, offers to open diplomatic relations have been announced by:

According to the Foreign Office, an offer to open diplomatic relations will be sent in due time to:

International Organisations and Treaties[]

Estontetso is member or signatory, respectively, of the following organisations and treaties:

According to the Foreign Office, applications will be submitted in due time to:

ANNV and CLU membership could be mutually exclusive, therefore this issue might be over.

Armed Forces[]

See also Estontetsan military and administrative rank system.

The internal and external security of the state is maintained by the Federal Constabulary. The constabulary are proud of their structural non-aggressiveness.

Esto Cdr 0f Constabulary.png Federal Constabulary Command
State Guards Esto Cdr FDiv.gif Frontiers Division Esto Police (deputy chief constable).png Police Division Emergency Response Division
Secret Service Factory Security Esto Cdr BG.gif Border Guards
Esto RgtColours4.png Regimental Colours
Esto Cdr CG.gif Coast Guards
Esto Cdr CG Sqn.gif Squadron Comman­der
Esto Cdr AirG.png Flying Guards Air Traffic Police Road Traffic Police Inspec­torate National Park Rangers Inspec­torate Criminal Investi­gation Inspec­torate Fire Inspec­torate Estontetsan Vexwide Emergency Response Mobile Regiment EVERMoRe
 
500,000 60,000 (limited to 200,000) 500,000 2,000,000
  1. Colours indicate uniform colours; top: full dress, bottom: service dress. Secret Service, and sometimes Criminal Investigation, wear civilian clothes (indicated as black).
  2. Service dress in HQs is white.
  3. Shoulder straps of service dress remain coloured, for details refer to Estontetsan military and administrative rank system.
  4. Commanders' pennants are flown on car fenders and from the gaff of vessels and boats.
  5. Same number of stars on pennant and on shoulder straps of generals' uniform, corresponding to the common designation as "1-/2-/3-star general".

Constabulary full dresses as seen at a recent parade:

Service dresses: This is how you'll see the constabulary most times.

Territorial Subdivisions[]

Estontetso is a federation of 16 Constituent Republics[8] and 1 Federal District, the capital, Duceta. Originally, each of the republics had been home to one of the constituent peoples of the Federation.

Every Republic is subdivided into regions[9]. In sum there are 59 regions. The federal district is subdivided into about a dozen boroughs.

Val da Krosta used to live a very secluded life, literally a white space on former Esto maps, and only on 1 Dec 321 became fully integrated into Esto, as region of Ressacadatosga.

Data of following table according to census results of 1 Dec 321.

Name Code Flag Area km² Regions Inhabitants mill. Capital Inhabitants (all in all, in the urban region) mill.
Angouvra AGV Es-Angouvra.gif 200,000 5 5.08 Guerunzanga 0.78
Arrebarbadera[10] ARB Es-Arrebarbadera.gif 110,000 4 5.63 Barop 0.52
Bezana-Buba[11] BZB Es-Bezana-Bubadera ERbD.gif 190,000 4 7.50 Salingen 1.04
Botabaixo BTB Es-Botabaixo wAR.gif 190,000 5 4.81 Stockum 1.04
Duceta (Federal District) DUC Es-Duceta FT.gif 12,000 (boroughs) 12.48 Zweibrücken 4.16 (12.48)
Goranostr GNT Es-Goranostr SSR wAR.gif 190,000 4 4.82 Oespel 0.52
Indacastão ICS Es-Indacastão.gif 200,000 5 9.31 Lapardana 1.04 (3.12)
Inquantolastão ILS Es-Inquantolastão.gif 230,000 4 3.21 Lück 0.52
Iparalapuqui IPA Es-Iparalapuqui SSR.gif 120,000 1 3.12 Xiripiti 1.04 (3.12)
Jalanastão JLN Es-Jalanastão SSR wAR.gif 150,000 2[12] 4.73 Leumund 1.04 (3.12)
Kerzenhoca KZG Es-Kerzenhoca.gif 160,000 4 5.36 Eichlinghofen 0.52
Pralistão PLS Es-Pralistão.gif 73,000 1 0.57 Kirchhörde 0.52
Quandukastão QDK Es-Quandukastão.gif 260,000 3 2.39 Holthausen 0.78
Ressacadatosga RDT Es-Ressacadatosga.gif 110,000 3 3.74 Annen 0.78
Sacristão SCT Es-Sacristão.gif 130,000 3 3.75 Brünninghausen 0.52
Semprakistão SKS Es-Semprakistão.gif 230,000 5 15.28 Hörde-On-Sea 3.12 (9.36)
Zebornia ZBM Es-Zebornia.gif 370,000 6 24.21 Imbedungado 3.12 (6.24)
2nd big harbour city: Giribalde 2.08 (4.16)

The code serves several purposes, e. g. it is to be found on Estontetsan car plates.

Ethnical discrimination abolished[]

For deatils see Ethnicities of Estontetso.

There used to be two types of Republics: Historical Republics, whose inhabitants are ethnically a branch of one of the Three Tribes, and Special Status Republics, whose inhabitants are ethnically immigrants and/or refugees.

The status of Autonomous Region (Antónia Pucarina) had been granted in former times to three regions where more than 1/5 of the population of a Republic were not part of the main ethnical group, and more than 2/3 were concentrated in a specific region. Autonomous Regions traditionally received education in mother tongue. Other peculiarities had indeed been provided for, but never utilised.

From October 321, half a year after the seizure of power by an ethnic Gorami group, the concept (and discrimination) of ethnicities became obsolete. The special status of the Special Status Republics and the autonomy of the Autonomous Regions were abolished. All citizens should by now be able to see themselves as members of one homogenous people. Any historic roots and customs may be cultivated on a private basis.

Geography[]

Position[]

[TECH] Esto's... on Earth: between...
Area Argentinia / Algeria
Population Japan / Philipines
Population density Panama / Iran
Location
relative to equator
Central America & Colombia

Estontetso stretches across the continent of Longerath, abuts five nation-states and two bodies of water. Its position is unique in that all land traffic between north and south of Longerath has to transit Estontetso, while it is the only country with coasts on both sides of the continent.

Flag-neoliliana.gif Neoliliana Flag-draconia.gif Draconia Futuron(ian) or  Estontets(i)an
Ocean
 
 32.5°W 20°N
Flag-estontetso.gif Estontetso
0.6°S
14.7°W 
FenizNationalFlag.gif Feniz
Baia de Melga[13] Ancalda.gif Ancalda Flagnortherndascunya.png Northern Dascunya

Topography[]

Esto topo 25.png
Esto physisch 25.png

The connection between the two oceans is hampered by the Central Longerathian Ridge which, most fortunately, offers a wide mountain pass region where the old city of Salingen is situated. From here, the mountains rise to the northwest, more steeply than to the southeast, and divide Estontetso in two parts lying towards the two oceans. The by far larger part in the northeast has Duceta as its centre, the capital of Estontetso. The topographic division is not mirrored by the ethnic distribution. The same tribal communities can be found on both sides, except for the Gorami who are only settling in the high regions of the northern Longerathian ridge, around the Val da Krosta. From this region, the two largest rivers have their source, one flowing to each ocean.  TECH: names still to be given 

Climate[]

Green-blue: cool moderate
Blue: warm moderate
Violet: tropical

The large country spans three climatic zones. The cool moderate zone only encompasses the highest mountains of the Central Longerathian Ridge, and because of altitude, not of geographic latitude. The warm moderate roughly covers the northern half and and the tropical zone, the southern half of Esto. Obviously the climate had some impact on the distribution of ethnicies who preferred one or the other zone, still visible in the constituent republics' borders.

Demographics[]

Of the 116 mill. inhabitants, about 48.7% are living in urban and 51.3% in rural, mountainious or desert areas.

Cities[]

The capital city of Estontetso is Duceta (9°23'N 21°34'W or +9.38, -21.56) with 4 mill. inhabitants in the centre and 12.5 mill. living in the metropolitan region.

Duceta developed into a capital region because of its extremely good location within the central territory of Bezana-Buba. Its position at a historic crossroads of main trade routes has made it a privileged meeting point of different cultures.

There are 3 important harbour cities and the other republic capitals; for details see table Territorial Subdivision above.

Natural Resouces[]

According to studies carried out by the Academy of Science, Esto counts among the top 3 Vex nations in coal, iron ore, and bauxite.

Plate tectonics, OIL FIELDS, speculative on movement.gif

Former research, new revealed, shows rich deposits of oil along the shores of the Estontetsan Ocean, continuing those of Feniz. The exploitation will be supported by Id'S-Oylof Feniz.

Economy[]

Economy is the basis of existence for the citizens and their state. In their best interest all economic entities are owned by the state and thoroughly conducted by the administration.

The citizens are free of taxs and fees. Profits are distributed to the citzens and workforce according to need and performance.

Agriculture[]

Esto produces enough grains, meat, vegetables, herbs, and finest spicery to serve all demands. While coffee has to be imported on a large scale from Mennan ("Café do Begral"), tea is a speciality of the rainy western mountain slopes, with the city of Annen being the "tea capital" of central Longerath, and exported vexwide, only export to Feniz broke down after 210.

Energy[]

Coal mines, powerhouses, hydropower and power lines cover the low demand of electric energy and the higher demand for heating and steam power generation. Crude oil is mainly produced for export.

  • Federal Estontetsan Energies FEDESTEN
    • Estontetsan Oil ESTOLEUM

Heavy Industries[]

Esto is well known for its heavy industry. It counts among the top 3 Vex nations, again, in pig iron, steel products (especially rolled steel, power line cables), hydro-electric and coal power equipment and technology, in fact whole power plants, turnkey, and fine iron work (for industrial and decorative purposes).

Iron ore is mined, smelted, processed into various raw products, and exported, by Estontetsan Iron Combine EstIron.

Bauxite is mined, processed into aluminium, then into various raw products, and exported, by Bauxite and Aluminium combine South Estontetso BASE.

Own sectors comprise steam locomotive works and ship-building, of both sail and steam ships, as well as transhipment equipment. Only the latter can be called faily up to date because of modern ships and aircraft entering our sea and air ports and requiring adequate handling. This might be the spark to fire up more modern industries, although the population is quite satisfied with what we have - actually, the technical interfaces to the rest of the vex are the main challenge.

With this aim, the Bundespräsident founded the Office for the Adaption to the Needs of Systems Working in Evolved Realms with Knowledge (commonly known as Ministry ANS WERK) which co-operates with several institutes of the Academy of Science.

Transportation and Communications[]

Estontetso is linked to its neighbours by road, rail, ship and air, by telephone, telegraph and radio.

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  • Federal Estontetsan Railways FER or, officially, FEDESTRAIL
The character of Esto's geography as a transit region (see above) led to a railway network which mainly provides major north-south and east-west lines, crossing in Duceta. The east-western coast-to-coast line is currently being enlarged from two to three tracks (two uphill to help express trains overtake cargo trains, one downhill), with future plans for four tracks on both main lines (one each for passenger and cargo trains in each direction).

Border Station: Assisting Class 01.5 takes over

The high-speed Occidental Express train is planned along the whole east coast of Longerath. Lacking suitable tracks, not to mention overhead wiring, Federal Estontetsan Railways offer a transit service by assisting top-speed steam locomotives.
The timetable of the FER is available online.
  • Federal Estontetsan Shipping Lines FEDESTOSHLI

FEA's logo hasn't changed since the Kingdom

  • Federal Estontetsan Airways FEA or, officially, FEDESTAIR

Logo of Federal Estontetsan Airshipping Lines

  • Federal Estontetsan Airshipping Lines ESTONTETSO DIRIGIVEIS or, officially, FEDESTAIRSHLI
The timetable of Duceta Zentralflughafen is available online.
There is an ongoing quarrel for funds between FEA and ESTONTETSO DIRIGIVEIS.
  • Federal Estontetsan Telephone and Telegraph Lines FETTL or, officially, FEDESTELLI

Long Range Radio Transmitter

The diplomatic missions are additionally connected to the Foreign Office by longwave.
In order to catch up quickly with the technological status of the rest of the Vex in the field of computers and electronic communication, the President ordained the installation of a communications modernisation institute COMMOD (or, officially, FEDESTOCOMMODI) for research and development which is to co-operate with the Feniz-based ISP Vexilli.Net.

Tourism[]

As outlined above, there is a big vexwide interest in Estontetso's "good old" technlogies. Millions of guests visit Estontetso each year for the single reason to see steam trains, steam ships, sail ships, airships and the like, and travel with them.

As these are not museums like in other countries, visitors learn to know the whole country and its beauties, and frequently come back.

The hotel business, on the same lovely old-fashioned status, is receptive on a large scale.

Focal points of tourist visits are the distinctive castles or palaces of the republics' capitals which, as a rule, houses the president, the parliament, the court and the secretariate.

Val da Krosta, or Krosta Valley, in the mountains in the west of Esto

The Val da Krosta is a vex-famous tourist resort in the region of the highest montains of the Central Longeratian Ridge.

Culture[]

Arts and sciences and their international exchange are liberally and amply supported.

Sports[]

Estontetso once was a country of motor sports with the well-known car factory Vomeku – in the good old days producers of the proud old Vomeku chariots as they are called today – and the currently deserted Duceta Racing Circuit as the home of the Estontetsan Grand Prix. The factory left the country. There is still one Estontetsan racing car driver, namely Vasco Alalál, taking part in ICARA competitions.

Football (soccer) has been a much appreciated sports which took part in major IVEFA events but is now only done in amateur leagues.[14]

Athletics, roller hockey, cycling and volleyball are other popular sports, albeit none of them is of greater public interest, much less of interest for the media.

History[]

Main page: History of Estontetso
See also Castles and palaces in Estontetsan republics' capitals

The early inhabitants of Estontetso were the commonly known The Three Tribes: the Bezuntas in the north, the Empapas in the centre, and the Lambuças in the south. These three tribes divided and gave origin to the variety of peoples that make part of modern Estontetso.

In 2000 BP, the territory was divided in five kingdoms: Peganhosa, Gregurdica, Micholerdia, Burburreica and Alembida.

Micholerdia's last king Arro-Take Pexpodr IV had already lead his armies to victory over Peganhosa and northern Burburreica when he proclaimed the Liliani Empire and as Liliana's first Emperor called himself Aratacius I. His sucessors of several dynasties expanded the empire during the next millenium until it encompassed nearly all of Longerath and the Western Isles.

In 712 BP, counties in southern Liliana began a revolution against the Empire. As the Liliani Empire began to collapse, its conquered territories gradually slipped away from it, either by outright rebellion or by simply not heeding imperial decrees anymore. In 600 BP, the last Liliani Emperor, Natestus I, stopped trying to hold his far-flung empire together. In the end, Natestus was left ruling a stable and unified core nation called Empire of Estontetso.

The counties around the most powerful and central province, the "Faithful Cluster", preferred to maintain the political liaison with the Emperor Natesta. In exchange for his wish to maintain these territories under control, they demanded great power.

For about seventy-five years after its establishment, Estontetso enjoyed stability. So emboldened, it began to look outwards like Liliana had done, particularly to the north, and then to the south: the time of the Longerathian Wars.

The year 97 BP is considered when the Plague originally began on the island of Ptica, in the Demisec Islands. The first sightings of it are from around 20 BP. Gradually it spread, first to Eras and then to Longerath, peaked around 12 BP. By 3 BP, governmental and scientific leaders were beginning to realise just how terrible the Plague could become.

The Plague determined a series of migrations within the south of the territory. In that time an expedition of Iparalaspuquis accosted on the beaches, and the Emperor granted that land to settle.

Only the Krostra Valley passed uninjured through these five years of horror.

In 27 AP[15] there was a great administrative reform, with the concept of "Nation-State", the administration starting to get very centralised with the creation of the Provinces of Kerzenhoca, Bezana-Bubadera, Botabaixo and Ressacadatosga.

In 95 AP, the Empire was officially dissolved and, on October 5th 97 AP, the Kingdom of Estontetso was born. The ruling house, however, was the same, with king D. Xoninhas PanKona I and Only as head of State. The populations expected an era of freedom, a new way of ruling the country, far from the rigid and musty imperial hierarchy. but instead, freedom was suppressed.

With the failure of the kingdom, positions were extremed, the worst consequence being the breaking out of the civil war and the following foreign occupation. On January 1st 298 the People's Republic of Estontetso was proclaimed by the Revolutionary Council under General Arudian. In the Phenixian occupied area was held a referendum to decide the secession of Estontetso. The result was the union with the occupier country and becoming the Northern Phenixia Territories.

On June 27th 298 the first President of the Republic, Mr. André Serranho, was elected by popular vote. The official proclamation of the Federal Estontetsan Republic was held on November 29th 298.

Two consecutive states emerged, the Viceroyalty of Elmyra with the "benediction" of Christina and Merité, which became the Duchy of Caritas and soon vanished.

Territorial Changes[]

Referendums were held both in Goranostr and in Estontal (by then part of the Free Confederate Community) in order to decide their future. The outcome was very much influenced by the breaking up of the Free Confederacy, resulting in incorporation of Estontal in Estontetso, and the remaining of Goranostr province with Estontetso as well. This has still to be documented map-wise.

As the situation was regular then, People's Council of Goranostr and Ressacadatosga (where?) presented a proposal for the secession from Estontetso and joining the Federal Republic of Neoliliana and Western Gorami, while on the other side two provinces of Neoliliana have asked for joining Estontetso. Negotiations at the highest level had begun between the two governments before both participants stalled.

See also[]


  1. geodetic survey 321AP
  2. census 1 Dec 321AP
  3. Sources:
    (a) old national website
    (b) TECH: the only internet find "la mondo de la estontetso tiamaniere" translates to "the world of the future in this way"
    (c)  TECH: "Estontetso" (or Estonteco) as a whole (!) seems to mean "Future" (without "Land of"!) in Esperanto 
  4.  TECH: in Spanish 
  5. Example: Bezana-Bubadera
  6. Example: Botabaixo
  7. each director accompanied by an equally-ranking council chairperson
  8. formerly Ripublicas  TECH: Corsican for "republic" 
  9. formerly Pucarinas  TECH: maybe called after the Peruvian singer Flor Pucarina 
  10. formed in Nov 321 from the 4 northern regions of former Bezana-Bubadera which then became Bezana-Buba
  11. a name from imperial times; Nov 298 - Nov 321: Bezana-Bubadera, the 4 northern Pucarinas of which were separated in Nov 321 and formed the new republic Arrebarbadera
  12.  TECH: A third region became obsolete after the borders were adjusted to the vex map. 
  13. part of the Sea of Blue Waters, a marginal sea to the east of the Cislendian Ocean
  14. More links:
  15. The original page says 27 BP but the context is clearly AP.
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