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The Beautiful Provinces of Cozia


National Flag of Cozia


Nickname: The Nation of Trains
Motto: "A Fireplace on a Rainy Day"
Animal: Blue Hummingbird
Song: Bloom, Sweet Cozia
Plant: Cozia Rainflower


Population: Many million
Official Language: English
Demonym: Cozian


Land Area: 1,301,098 km² (808,465 mile²)
Water Area: 68,440 km²
Water Percent: 5.2
Region: Wintreath


Largest City: Windflower
Capital: Windflower
Provinces: 72
Regions: 13


Highest Point: 16,808 ft
Lowest Point: -55 ft


Currency: Cozia Dollar
Time Zone: Standard Cozian Time (SCT)

The Beautiful Provinces of Cozia

The Beautiful Provinces of Cozia is a large nation encompassing an land in the region of Wintreath. Cozia is most well-known for its unique "cozy architecture", natural seasonal landscapes, and interconnected high-speed railway system.

Cozia consists of 72 partially self-governing provinces spread across 13 regions. The nation is a democracy, consisting of governments on national, provincial, and township levels. It is currently a member of the World Assembly.

History
You are currently viewing public excerpts from The History of Cozia, written by Ryland Goodfall, native of Softgale, Cozia.

The human beginnings of Cozia extend back to the Period of Exploration, when settlers across the world were leaving their homes in search of a better, more prosperous life. Although Cozia is a large-sized nation, because it encompasses a secluded land, settlers did not initially arrive to the nation until late in the period.

Although settlers had a diverse variety of reasons for leaving their homeland, most early colonists and settlers made the decision to settle in Cozia because they were searching for a more prosperous life. Some common reasons included hope for monetary and financial success, fear of a corrupt government, or a desire for a change of culture and ideas.

One distinctive feature of Cozia's early period of settlement was its diversity and range of nations from which settlers arrived. Unlike most new areas being settled during the period, Cozia's early settlers were not from one main country or region, but rather attracted colonists from a wide variety of places. Most historians agree the reasons for this diversity of settlement was due to Cozia's geography, as Cozia is on a large land surrounded by numerous equidistant regions.

Cozia's beginnings of diverse settlement created a unique but unified culture. The early settlers brought a wide variety of ideas, religions, and traditions, which settlers and exchanged and blended. This formed a unique, homogenous culture, built from various parts of different regions, which cannot be found anywhere except in Cozia.

The new settlers of Cozia first arrived in the nation by ship, landing in the central area of Cozia, in modern-day Lovely Bay. The lush landscape, fertile soil, and rich natural environment made an ideal place to settle, and settlements and town quickly became a hub for economic and social activity.

Early settlers wrote home about the beautiful natural environment and rich landscape of Cozia, quickly attracting more settlers. Soon, people arrived from many different regions, settling all around the land. Rivers that traversed the land, such as the Givenwell River and the Dulep River, aided the settlement and economic prosperity of the young nation.

Although there a unified culture on the land, there were not any significant attempts to a form a national government among early settlers. Rather, local governments formed in cities and town, based around smaller areas on the land. Most of these governments had a similar structure, consisting of a democratically elected "leader", and a council of about 4-12 councilmembers, depending on the population of the area.

About half a century after the land's initial discovery, communication networks were built nationwide, and agreements were made to form a national Cozian government. This exchange resulted in the first draft of what would later become The Cozia Foundational Document. The document outlined the founding principles that would form the government and culture of Cozia.

Geography

Geographical Areas
The nation of Cozia is located on a large land known as Cozia, which is divided into 72 distinct provinces. Below is a map of these geographical areas.

Provinces



The flag of Abalana

Region: Alpine Region
Capital: Takachay
Nickname: The Royal Province
Animal: White Fox
Plant: Purple Spruce

Abalana

Geography
Abalana is the largest province in the Alpine Region, located in the western half of the region. Abalana’s semi-mountainous terrain is made up of boreal and alpine forests which receive a few inches of snow in early December, melting in mid February. Abalana’s southern coast along the Olöva Bay has sandy shores which are popular in the spring and summer, and its northern coast reaches the rocky cliffs of Unica Bay. Its western border with Odunna and Cabica is formed by the Haasen Mountains and its southern border with Greenmont is formed by the Green Mountains. Abalana’s evergreen forests, which contain coniferous trees such as pine, spruce, and Abalana fir, are home to wolves, elk, moose, deer, and the province animal, the White Fox.

History
Abalana was one of the earliest provinces settled, and the first province in the Alpine Region to have human settlement. Its early settlers hailed from a monarch kingdom in Wintreath, and its peoples naturally organized the government into a monarchy. This generally benevolent monarchy lasted for several centuries, including past Abalana’s incorporation as a province in Cozia.


Village Forge, Abalana in Winter

Eventually, however, facing pushback from the people of Abalana and the Cozian federal government, the monarchy transitioned into a symbolic state, replaced by a democracy. This period of power left a significant impact upon Abalana culturally, architecturally, and governmentally, earning the province the nickname “The Royal Province”.

Today, Abalana contains a semi-figurehead royal family, lead by Queen Agnia VI, whose ancestor is the namesake of Agnia National Park. Many of the castles and royal palaces, such as Jornfer Palace and Tigria Castle, are popular tourist destinations.

Economy
The province's economy is benefitted by the copper, forestry, tourism, and music industries. Abalana's many historic royal palaces and castles attract many visitors, and it is a popular tourist destination for outdoor winter recreation.

Culture
The province is known for its excellent winter skiing in its several mountain ranges and is located far enough north to view the Northern Lights. The province's cities are framed by colorful baroque architecture and are known for their urban lights and vibrant nightlife. Abalana's cities tend to be packed densely, with common squares in city centers. It also contains many historic churches and palaces of gothic and classical design. The people of Abalana are known to be extremely buoyant and joyful. Abalana is also known for being the place of origin for the hit pop band ARRA and home to many disco and karaoke bars.



The flag of Alonri

Region: River Region
Capital: Sweepfloat
Nickname: The Graceful Province
Animal: River Otter
Plant: Wide Live Oak

Alonri

Geography
Alonri is the smallest province in the River Region and the second smallest province in Cozia. It is located on the western coast of the region, its northern coastline forming the western half of Doublewater Bay. It southern border is formed by the Alonri River, which derives from the Bosmall Mountains, which run along the Alonri-Raftia border.

The rivers of Alonri are known to be gentle and tranquil, such as the Labak River, which runs through the grassy fields and Live Oak forests of Alonri.

History
Alonri was settled mid-point in the River Region's discovery. Founded by traditionalists who valued properness and mannerly order, Alonri’s early settlers built their homes along the many lush rivers of Alonri.


Home in Sweepfloat, Alonri

As a result, most of the homes in Alonri, as with most of the settled areas in the River Region, almost all border against the rivers of the province. If not directly on the river, most citizens live in homes near the province's mellow streams.

Economy
The province's economy is boosted by silver deposits, metal production, and logging, which is aided by its many rivers and proximity to the ocean. Alonri also is home to several national food-chains.

Culture
Alonri’s cities are known to be elegant, dainty cities. The architecture of the region is dominated by two-story antebellum style homes. The people are Alonri are known to be mannerly and hospitable. Due to the its founding by mannerly traditionalists, Alonri is known for its polite and polished attitude, which can be seen in its restaurants, hotels, schools, workplaces, and homes.


The flag of Alritt

Region: River Region
Capital: Everyfine
Nickname: The Calm Province
Animal: Gentle-Spotted Tortoise
Plant: Dogwood Tree

Alritt

Geography
Alritt is a land-locked province located in the south of the River Region, bordering the Sun Region, Grasslands Region, and Windflower, the national capital. It contains several mountain ranges, most notably the Joy Mountains on its eastern border. Many of the River Region's southern rivers originate in Alritt, including Alritt River and Joy River. Alritt is known for its peaceful, serene landscapes covered in berry bushes and scattered forests.


Home in Placidia, Alritt

History
Alritt was first settled by amicable, laid-back villagers from surrounding provinces. Thus, the province became recognized for the calm, happy-go-lucky atmosphere of its cities.

Economy
The province's economy was boosted by berry production and logging, which is aided by its many rivers and proximity to the ocean.

Culture
The cities of Alritt are sparsely packed, full of light-colored town-house style buildings usually 2 stories tall. The gentle environment of Alritt's cities are marked by small streams and estuaries which carve through Alritt’s cities. Alritt is also famous for its renowned furniture and its fruit jam.



The flag of Ascendia

Region: Tropics Region
Capital: Reachtop
Nickname: The Turquoise Province
Animal: Brown Finch
Plant: Chaparral

Ascendia


Home in Canyontown, Ascendia

Geography
Ascendia is a province located in the Tropics Region, forming the southeastern portion of the region. Its eatern border with the Meadow Region is formed by the Ascendia Mountains. Its consistently mountainous terrain is mostly dry and arid, unlike the rest of the Tropics Region. Ascendia is noted for its dual south and north winds, coming from the Naturse Bay and ocean.

History
Ascendia was initially reached by an advantageous group of settlers who founded well-working and prosperous communities. Guided by the plethora of basalt and turquoise minerals, the province rose, both physically into the mountains, and metaphorically with civil progress.

Economy
The province's economy is boosted by mineral production and the healthcare industry. It is also known for its desert fruit production.

Culture
The cities of Ascendia are typically smaller, more rural mountainous communities. The province is home to scenic mountain drives and exquisite desert landscapes. Its people are known to be competent, affluent, and influential.


More information about Cozia's 72 Provinces coming soon.

Regions
Most Cozia Geographers divide the nation into 13 distinct regions, determined by the area's climate and culture. Although these reiongs characterize parts of the country well, further distinctions exist between provinces and cities.

Largest Cities

Rank

City

Metro area population

Province

1

Windflower

23,450,133

(National Capital)

2

Spiral Bay

19,540,633

Whirlia

3

Roundridge

15,868,105

Upknoll

4

Hummingbird City

15,674,010

Junejoy

5

Niceleaf

15,332,559

Timbergood

6

Comfy City

13,925,570

Softgale

7

Tumblaan

12,263,903

Cresstack

8

Cleanmeadow

11,837,916

Pleasenn

9

Raintwirl City

11,298,544

Spinfall

10

Bonmarria

10,448,212

Murille

Transportation

National Cozia Railways
Cozia's main form of transportation is the NCR (National Cozia Railways), a massive, interconnected network of railroads which stretch across the nation. No where else in the world is such a large scale and wide-spread use of railroads implemented, giving Cozia the nickname of "nation of the trains" in international discussion. Nearly every city in Cozia is connected through NCR, including small towns and villages. About 87% of long-distance travel and 79% of short-distance travel is through NCR.

Foreign Relations

List of Embassies

Nation

Region

Location

The Golden Union of The Greenlandic North

Wintreath

New Nuuk, Enthalk

The Interplanetary Kingdom of Sakiria

Wintreath

Roundridge, Upknoll

The Three Unified Kingdoms of The Stigyan Triumvirate

Wintreath

Lumberdock, North Lakerest

The Countryside Resort of W Amadeus Mozart

Wintreath

Windflower (Capital)

The Scary Allied State of United Malay Federation

Wintreath

Windflower (Capital)

The Beautiful Provinces of Cozia contains embassies of foreign nations in many cities throughout the area, which are used for foreign affairs, negotiations, meetings, and other diplomatic relations. In order to open up an embassy in the nation of Cozia, please write a telegram to the Department of Foreign Relations. If you like, you can include the location of the embassy.

Alliances
In March of 2021, the Beautiful Provinces of Cozia accepted an offer to join The Wintreath Allied regional Protection Pact (WARPP), a multinational security program created for the purpose of regional defense and aid. The Cozian representative for WARPP is Ivy Everdite.

Name of Alliance

List of Officers

List of Members

Wintreath Allied Regional Protective Pact

The Stigyan Triumvirate
Svipjoth
Uniopolis
The Greenlandic North
Socialist heartland republic

Asherjuko
Cozia
Dashiki City
Dawsinian
Epiree
Holy Spire
New Narag Empire
Sakiria
United Malay Federation
The Ursian Empire
W Amadeus Mozart
Penguin Dictators

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