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The current monarch, Queen [[Anna av Kulla]] of Vittmark was coronated in June 7567rh. She managed to create a more and more stable nation, where peacekeeping forces gradually could be replaced by domestic law enforcement units. Vittmark is a nation with a strong [[Orkanan]] heritage. The ruins of [[Skiöldavik]] trace back to the early days of Orkanan, its capital [[Östvallen]] was the summer capital of the [[Greater Stoldavic Empire]] and the registries at Grönkulla, Hederskulla and Herrkulla still play a pivotal role even outside the [[Mellanhand]] tradition when it comes to registering [[Exemplars]].
The current monarch, Queen [[Anna av Kulla]] of Vittmark was coronated in June 7567rh. She managed to create a more and more stable nation, where peacekeeping forces gradually could be replaced by domestic law enforcement units. Vittmark is a nation with a strong [[Orkanan]] heritage. The ruins of [[Skiöldavik]] trace back to the early days of Orkanan, its capital [[Östvallen]] was the summer capital of the [[Greater Stoldavic Empire]] and the registries at Grönkulla, Hederskulla and Herrkulla still play a pivotal role even outside the [[Mellanhand]] tradition when it comes to registering [[Exemplars]].
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featured article text = '''[[Andersbo]]''' is a mid sized town in the Vittmarker state of [[Kötthagen]], located about 30 km (20 mi) south of the state capital [[Vinborg]]. It is a railway junction town and saw a rapid development between 7567 and 7579 when it functioned as a [[Port Concessions of Vittmark|port concession]] for the [[United Royal Provinces]].
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featured article text = '''Carls Nybygge''' is a settlement on the island of [[Gilles Carls]] on the southern island group of [[Fisks]]. The settlement is built around the operational headquarters of Fisks Handelsbolag and as such the de facto capital of Fisks as a member state of [[Vittmark]]. It started out as the first Anarian settlement on the islands in 7180 under the name of Rågö. It had a skeleton crew that provided fruit and drinking water to passing ships, mainly from the Greater Stoldavic Empire. After the fall of the Empire, Rågö continued as a freestanding Anarian settlement, allied from time to time to [[Halland]] or Helreich. The permanent of Fisks Handelsbolag in 7525 just seemed like another episode in the shifting alliances. But Carl Fisks saw potential in the island group for a permanent settlement of his company. The settlement was renamed ''Fisks Nybygge'' in 7527 and the company developed an ambitious plan to build up permanent trading post headquarters here. Harbor facilities on floating pontoons were added as well. The administrative buildings now form the centerpiece of the settlement. After the death of Carl Fisks in 7547 the town was renamed Carls Nybygge. In 7569 Fisks joined Vittmark as a member state, upon which the town became the capital of the territory.
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The town has a lower part around the harbor and an upper, more sheltered part in a bowl-shaped valley about 40 metres above sea level. Both parts are connected by a single road.
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There are about 4,200 citizens registered in the town. Roughly a third of the resident population is of foreign or indigenous descent.
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The town is mainly known for being the source of a massive outbreak of food poisoning in 7554. Since it took three weeks between the first cases and pinpointing the origin to the slaughterhouse in Andersbo, more than 6000 people were contaminated, of which 60 died. The main cause for the Andersbo Epidemic was a combination of high demand for meat products in neighboring Ådalen (which suffered from the [[Pan Anarian War]]), untrained staff at the facility and a heat wave. As a result from the outbreak, both Ådalen and Hagen founded State Laboratories in order to help identifying and diagnosing bacteriological and viral diseases. The institutes cooperate closely with staff travelling between the facilities. During these trips, they would have to change trains in Andersbo, where they were reminded of the reason behind their work and cooperation.
 
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'''[[Ulla Ådahl]]''' (born Ullrika Ingridh Staffansdotter av Ådahl) is the current queen of [[Ådalen]], a member state of [[Vittmark]]. Her title in [[Wortsproke]] is ''furst'' ("first") which is below that of the level of ''kung'' (king) or ''drottning'' (queen) though.
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'''[[Frania Matsdotter av Lårsten]]]''' is the current First Chancellor of [[Vittmark]] and as such the executive leader of the [[Second Cabinet of Vittmark]].  
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She obtained her position by a coup d'état aganst her brother [[Göran Ådahl]] in 7569. First Göran had previously declared Ådalen independant from Vittmark, but his sister, at the moment functioning as Ådalens senator in Östvallen, decided to remove him from power and put him in exile. During the first years of her rule she had to balance between the state council's claim for independance and a practical cooperation with the federation on a daily basis. In 7573 the matter of secession was settled when Ådalen ratified a Treaty of Free Association n order to be able to start negotiations about the new [[constitution of Vittmark]]. The ratification of that constitution that same year meant that the Free Association Treaty no longer could be anulled by Ådalen alone.
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Frania av Lårsten was born at an estate in the border region between Kulla and Friställen, an estate her family had been rewarded as compensation for the stim's services in the army of the last emperor of the [[Greater Stoldavic Empire]]. She entered federal politics in the [[Provisional Council of Vittmark]] in 7567, having been suggested as Secretary of State Development by [[Alfred Ruvertsson|Alf Ruvertsson]] who had met her at Östvallen's university. She immediately got along with Queen Anna, which secured her a position as Chancellor of Federal Affairs in 7568. In that role, she guided [[Fjällsta Stift]], [[Sörmark]] and [[Fisks]] into the federation. She also played a pivotal role in the formulation of the new constitution in 7573, which resulted in the formation of the member states of [[Kletudde]] and [[Kram]].  
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In 7572 Ulla married Engelbrekt Odonsson Visbur, a distant cousin. The couple got a baby daughter called Sölvea Ådahl in 7573. It is however no secret that Ulla is homosexual and in a lasting relation with Tuva Yngling, the marriage is a facade for more conservative elements in her state. Even Engelbrekt is rumored to be homosexual.
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She therefore retained her position in 7574 when the [[Provisional Government of Vittmark]] was turned into the [[First Cabinet of Vittmark]]. When [[Iodhann Persson Ödebo]] stepped down in 7579, the federal parliament appointed her to form a second cabinet, of which she became First Chancellor. Frania av Lårsten is known to be a rather pragmatic politician, which is reflected by the fact that she is not affiliated with any political movement in Vittmark. She is however regarded as a Loyalist.
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Latest revision as of 22:08, 10 September 2019

Welcome to the Vittmark Portal
Välkommen till Vittmarks portal
View over the Old Town of Östvallen, Vittmark's capital.

Vittmark (officially the Federative Kingdom of Vittmark) is a constitutional monarchy in Anaria, located on the northern shores of the island Stoldavia. It is a relatively young nation formed in 7564 in the aftermath of the Pan-Anarian War. The formation of a coherent nation is seen as a way to bring lasting peace and stability to the region.

With the ratification of the Constitution in 7574 there are now 18 member states, of which three are non-territorial, in an asymmetrical federation. It is a nation with large differences in landscape and development, ranging from the highly industrialized state of Liden in the northeast to the almost mediaeval and agricultural mountain region of Sörmark in the south. There is even an overseas territory in the form of Fisks, a self acclaimed chartered company ruling over two groups of islands off the coast of Altaia.

The current monarch, Queen Anna av Kulla of Vittmark was coronated in June 7567rh. She managed to create a more and more stable nation, where peacekeeping forces gradually could be replaced by domestic law enforcement units. Vittmark is a nation with a strong Orkanan heritage. The ruins of Skiöldavik trace back to the early days of Orkanan, its capital Östvallen was the summer capital of the Greater Stoldavic Empire and the registries at Grönkulla, Hederskulla and Herrkulla still play a pivotal role even outside the Mellanhand tradition when it comes to registering Exemplars.

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Coat of Arms.

Carls Nybygge is a settlement on the island of Gilles Carls on the southern island group of Fisks. The settlement is built around the operational headquarters of Fisks Handelsbolag and as such the de facto capital of Fisks as a member state of Vittmark. It started out as the first Anarian settlement on the islands in 7180 under the name of Rågö. It had a skeleton crew that provided fruit and drinking water to passing ships, mainly from the Greater Stoldavic Empire. After the fall of the Empire, Rågö continued as a freestanding Anarian settlement, allied from time to time to Halland or Helreich. The permanent of Fisks Handelsbolag in 7525 just seemed like another episode in the shifting alliances. But Carl Fisks saw potential in the island group for a permanent settlement of his company. The settlement was renamed Fisks Nybygge in 7527 and the company developed an ambitious plan to build up permanent trading post headquarters here. Harbor facilities on floating pontoons were added as well. The administrative buildings now form the centerpiece of the settlement. After the death of Carl Fisks in 7547 the town was renamed Carls Nybygge. In 7569 Fisks joined Vittmark as a member state, upon which the town became the capital of the territory.

The town has a lower part around the harbor and an upper, more sheltered part in a bowl-shaped valley about 40 metres above sea level. Both parts are connected by a single road. There are about 4,200 citizens registered in the town. Roughly a third of the resident population is of foreign or indigenous descent.

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Frania av Lårsten, first chancellor of Vittmark

Frania Matsdotter av Lårsten] is the current First Chancellor of Vittmark and as such the executive leader of the Second Cabinet of Vittmark.

Frania av Lårsten was born at an estate in the border region between Kulla and Friställen, an estate her family had been rewarded as compensation for the stim's services in the army of the last emperor of the Greater Stoldavic Empire. She entered federal politics in the Provisional Council of Vittmark in 7567, having been suggested as Secretary of State Development by Alf Ruvertsson who had met her at Östvallen's university. She immediately got along with Queen Anna, which secured her a position as Chancellor of Federal Affairs in 7568. In that role, she guided Fjällsta Stift, Sörmark and Fisks into the federation. She also played a pivotal role in the formulation of the new constitution in 7573, which resulted in the formation of the member states of Kletudde and Kram.

She therefore retained her position in 7574 when the Provisional Government of Vittmark was turned into the First Cabinet of Vittmark. When Iodhann Persson Ödebo stepped down in 7579, the federal parliament appointed her to form a second cabinet, of which she became First Chancellor. Frania av Lårsten is known to be a rather pragmatic politician, which is reflected by the fact that she is not affiliated with any political movement in Vittmark. She is however regarded as a Loyalist.

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"Don't panic, it's only chaos."

- Mennity Orkanan saying

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Fyris Nyckel Bro or in short Nyckeln (Östvallen) in a picture from the west side.

Originally intended as a gateway across the Fyriså river and a defensive stronghold, the building galleries have been altered in the 7550's in order to create better living conditions for the residing monks and soldiers.

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March 7580

January 7580

  • In a byelection for the Lidenish region of Boda, Torvan Igelbäcke of the Alliance Party was elected to replace the deceased member of parliament of this constituency. Most curious about the result was the write-in candidate Fukai Yuma ending in third place with over 10% of the vote.

December 7579

  • The city of Östvallen hosts an international conference concerning the archaeological status of Skiöldavik.
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  • ...that Inälvsdalen changed hands five times between 7544 and 7570 before becoming a province of in the member state of Sörmark
  • ...that Knutskulla is a completely newly built mansion completing the 17 houses of Kulla Kronområde after the original mansion from 7280 was destroyed by an angry mob responding to the attempted coup d'etat in 7572?
  • ...that Fukai Yuma (picture) not only is the youngest member of the federal parliament, but also the only one who does not speak Wortsproke as her native language?
  • ...that Staden Kopparbruk AB is managing all the public amenities in the city of Kopparbruk thus completely replacing local government?
  • ...that the state of Ådalen is the only state where traffic uses the left side of the road?
   Vittmark   
General Flag of Vittmark, Stoldavia
History of Vittmark Orkanan Realm, Skara Samverkan, Greater Stoldavic Empire, Pan-Anarian War, Three Way Conflicts
Culture and Society

Languages: Wortsproke (Heirska, Kakuri, Mörenburger) - Religion: Orkanan, Mellanhand Orkanan, Bengtist Stift, Fjällsta Stift

Government of Vittmark

Institutions: Förbundsråd (executive), Förbundsting (legislative), Förbundsdag (legislative), Federal Court - Political enties: Political parties in Vittmark

Famous people Anna av Kulla
Geography

Features: Blue Mountains, Talpeälven, Shields Bay, Inälvsdalen - Regions: Friställen, Inälvsdalen, Uppforsbackar - Cities: Östervallen (capital city), Kopparbruk, Skara, Talpå
Member states of Vittmark: Ådalen, Dunsvik, Hagen, Laxholm, Liden, Kötthagen, Mivö, Sörmark (lands), Östervallen, Kopparbruk, Skara (city states), Kulla Kronområde (crown domain), Kletudde, Kram (federal territories), Bengtist Stift, Fjällsta Stift, Kakuri Stift (non-territorial), Fisks (overseas territries)

Economy

Infrastructure: Railways, Harbors and ports, Navigable rivers and canals
Primary sectors: Agriculture, Fishery, Forestry, Energy sources, Mining, Stone quarrying
Industry: Heavy industry, Manufacturing, Automotive industry, Workshop industries
Trade and commerce: Trading companies, Banking, Postal services of Vittmark

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