|Bburie ppe Distriddokappiost Gezu ppe Scued ha; Ripablic Pre Scot Ħdă sa|
|Conventional short name:|
|Local:||Gezu ppe Scued; Scot Ħdă|
|Data codes:||wt, WSH|
|Official:||Lake Kencari, North Pocari, Ingallish|
|Others:||Coastal Kencari, Tak, ...|
|Prime Minister:||Kenneth Irving (since 317)|
|Area:||ca t.b.d. km²|
|Population:||1,557,289 Westernshorians, People of the Western Shore, Scuedes, Scotes|
|Established:||Gained independence 316 AP|
The Free Republic of the Western Shore (Lake Kencari: Bburie ppe Distriddokappiost Gezu ppe Scued ha; North Pocari: Ripablic Pre Scot Ħdă sa) is country on the western shore of Pearyt Lake located between the Free States of Tak and the Lectern of United Kencari Peoples (LUKP); it unilaterally seceded from the latter on 9 November 316 and has been recognised by a handful of other countries including Tak, the Coare Republic, and Gen.
Headed by former prime minister Đona Cottur's party Common Endeavours, the Western Shore unilaterally declared itself independent from the Lectern of United Kencari Peoples (LUKP) in November 316. The Western Shore wasn't one of the new nations that were the result of the dissolution of Bowdani one month earlier, but the chaos that followed in the LUKP shortly after the dissolution was used as an excuse to create an independent republic. The LUKP was not capable to act against this move, and the new government of the LUKP implicitly recognised the status quo a few months later.
Parliamentary elections were held in January 317, which resulted in a surprise defeat for Common Endeavours. Shortly before the elections, LPWS leader Kenneth Irving, who would become the country's prime minister afterwards, seriously doubted the necessity of the independence of the Western Shore, although his government has made no moves to propose a reintegration in the LUKP.
The Western Shore was recognised by other former Bowdani nations and it joined the United Nations of Vexillium as well as the Smalik Union for Economic Cooperation and Security (SUECS) in early 317.
The country's largest settlements are Bbicobes/Twibrook (224,737 inhabitants), Taskä/Taskey (206,185), Zobi Ppiesta Gue/Highland (31,289), Tăccit/Tackit (22,700), and Carvŏ/Carvo (14,156).
The inhabitants of the Western Shore are mixed, with Ingallish, Kencari, Pocari, and Tak being the largest ethnic groups. Lake-Kencari, North-Pocari, and Ingallish are recognised as official languages, and Tak as a regional language.
Most Westernshorians (85%) belong to the Orthodox Church of Bowdani, 12% to the Tak earth religion, and 2% to the Papaist Church.
The Western Shore has a unicameral parliament of 77 members. Elections occur at least once every four years. The party or parties that represent a majority in the parliament will form a government, headed by a prime minister, who is also the head of state of the Western Shore.
The last elections took place on 21 January 317. The LPWS came out victorious and formed a grand coalition government with the NP.
|Labour Party (LPWS)||Kenneth Irving||33|
|Nature Party (NP)||Cuvăr Addiħ||19|
|Movement for Autonomy and Prosperity (MAP)||Alistair Brown||11|
|Bowdani Heritage Party (BHP)||Thomas Lester||8|
|Common Endeavours (CE)||Đona Cottur||6|
List of prime ministers of the Western Shore
|316 - 317||Đona Cottur||CE||acting|
|317 -||Kenneth Irving||LPWS|
The Western Shore is divided in nine provinces.