No More Private Wars
History: The southern country of Vaha is one of the largest nations in the war, though much of the land is inhospitable and is used only for resource gathering and few other things. One of the most populous human nations on the planet, Vaha’s people are of dark complexion and moderate build and their clothing makes use of many colors.
United as one country and one people, the people of Vaha believe firmly in the principles of Egalitarianism, so much so that men and women can often be seen working together doing the same job — whether that be in the factory or on the farm.
Even so, for all talk of equality by the humans of Vaha, other races have found that it’s not quite what they expected. Men and women are equal, yes, but only for those whose veins flow the blood of Man.
Demographics: Not more than a century ago, Vahan was actually a collection of smaller countries with few differences aside from the desire for self-rule. Since the Unification, the slight cultural differences of the former-countries have begun to disappear.
-Population: Harsh as the land may be, the cities are built up near suitable farmland, ensuring that a steady food supply is always at hand. A rule of thumb: if there is a source of running water, chances are there is a large settlement nearby. This allows for densely populated cities that can hold anywhere from a few thousand to over a million.
-Language: Unlike other languages, such as Dwarven and common, the Vahan language compacts a lot of meaning into its words, making heavy use of agglutination. An example would be the Common sentence of ‘from your houses’, which in Vahan would be ev-ler-iniz-den, with the meanings house-plural-your-from.
-Religion: While there are many gods in the world (their existence is irrefutable, after all), Zarus holds a special place in the hearts, minds, and souls of the Vahan peoples. If one were to look from His teachings to the laws and mores of Vahan society, the connection would be obvious.
Government and Politics: There are two kinds of people in Vahan society: civilians and citizens. The life of a civilian is not bad if you’re a human, because despite being considered “lower class” the only real differences between the two are a minor tax-break and suffrage, of which the citizen gets both. To become a citizen, a civilian must serve the Vahan government for a period of four years in some capacity, though not necessarily military service.
With the right to vote and to take government political positions, citizens can elect/vote for other citizens to become representatives. The popular belief of this is that people who’ve given up a portion of their life in service of the country should be the ones running it.
People who are to lead the country are elected by a board of military advisers and retired citizens.
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