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The Kingdom of Voskia (Voskian: E Regnu jé Voschie) is an island kingdom in the Mediterranean. Originally colonised by Phoenicians, it fell to the Roman republic around 210 BCE. It switched hands regularly between the 9th and 14th centuries, when it became part of the Republic of Venice. In 1794 it was subsequently conquered by the French, the Ottomans, and then the British, who first established a protectorate and then a kingdom in personal union with the United Kingdom under George III (Jorju I). Accepting only male primogeniture and excluding the Hanover branch, the line of succession eventually fell to George III’s eighth son Octavius (Ottaviu), whose descendants form the country’s present royal family.

Voskia is less developed in comparison to its neighbours Italy and Greece, and it is the last remaining Southern European country that hasn’t joined the European Union yet; it applied to become a member in 2022.

PEOPLE
Area: 8,611 km2
Inhabitants: 474,400 (est. 1/1/2023)
Density: 55.09 inh/km2
City top five (with inhabitants):
  ▪ Assagure (77,305)
  ▪ Cavasane (54,989)
  ▪ Burmene (48,814)
  ▪ Sicalige (32,006)
  ▪ Alcammai (27,875)
Languages: Voskian (official), Greek, Sicilian, Arabic, English
Religions: Roman Catholic (86%), Judaeism (8%), Islam (4%), Other (2%)
Universities: Universita di Cavasane (founded in 1671)
Official holidays: 23 September (establishment Voskian kingdom 1794)
National anthem: “Voschie, paise dí noxi pari”
Flag:



POLITICS
Official name: E Regnu jé Voschie (‘The Kingdom of Voskia’)
Form of government: constitutional monarchy
Independence: 1794
Capital: Cavasane
Administrative division: 17 districts
Head of state: King Ottaviu IV (since 2004)
Parliament: a Westminster type bicameral institution consisting of the Camere dí Diputati (Chamber of Deputies, 153 members) and the Senate (25 members)
Political parties: Partite Cosservature (PC, Conservative Party), Partite Liberale (PL, Liberal Party), Partite Progressive (PP, Progressive Party), I Virdi – Partite Ecologiche (IV, The Greens – Ecological Party)
Head of government: Elena Merjani (PP, since 2021)
Minister of foreign affairs: Andrea Pomunti (PP, since 2021)

FOREIGN RELATIONS
Member of FICT: since 27 June 2012
Member of other organisations:(among others) United Nations, Council of Europe, Mediterranean Union, WHO, FAO, ILO, OECD, IMF, World Bank, AGL
Ambassador to FICT: Mr Jusepu Marticelli (since 21 January 2022)
Diplomatic relations with FICT member states:
  ▪ Adzhatia: Ms Rosa Agira-Tricastagni
  ▪ Harrawi: Mr Tulliu Segercate (based in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia)
  ▪ Île de Romanhe: Mr Ubertu Rivuce (based in Antananarivo, Madagaskar)
  ▪ Kaupelan: Mr Jusepu Marticelli
  ▪ Kronenburg: Mr Jorju Arbane
  ▪ Republic of MAS: Mr Ubertu Rivuce (based in Antananarivo, Madagaskar)
  ▪ New Courland: Ms Gesualda Trogina (based in Brasilia, Brazil)
  ▪ Tarmorya: Mr Marco Spaffure (based in Algiers, Algeria)
  ▪ Yukland: Mr Vicenzu Bustadizzi
  ▪ Yutyrama: Ms Gesualda Trogina (based in Brasilia, Brazil)


GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE
Highest mountain: Arsece (1877 m)
Largest lake: Laghe di Cavasane
Climate: mediterranean
Av. temperature in January and July: 10°C, 30°C
Av. quantity of rain:
Time zone: UTC+1

ECONOMY
GDP: $5,968.65 million = $12,581 per capita (2022)
Currency: 1 Crisi = 40 Petti (1 Pette). 1 Crisi = $0.73 (2021)
Inflation: 13.4% (2022)
Unemployment: 7.2% (2022)
Working population: agriculture 42.7%; industry 24.9%; services 32.4%
Export: fruit and vegetables, dairy products, clothing and textile, metals and asphalt
Import: machinery, chemical products, food product
Main partners: European Union, Turkey
Main businesses: VosTelecom (telecommunication), PevAr (clothing and tapestries), Banche Popolare d’Assagure (BPA, banking)

MEDIA
Main newspapers: The Voskian Times, Nunzi di Voschie, Paroli Voschi, U Curriere Quotijanu, U Soxalistu
Main television channels: RTV 1-3, Televisione dó Lupu
Website: www.dulminis.nl/voskia
Internet extension: .vo
Car code: VOS

NAMES OF OTHER FICT MEMBERS IN VOSKIAN
Adzhatia
Harrawi
Île de Romanhe
Kaupelan
Kronenburg
the Republic of MAS
New Courland
Tarmorya
Yukland
Yutyrama
Ajazie
Arraví
Isule di Rumagne
Copelane
Croneburghe
E Repubbliche di MAS
Nove Curlandie
Tarmurie
Juquelandie
Jutirame