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The first state to unify the Ayori city-states emerged in 1248 following the conquests of Tiwalade II, who declared himself Tiwalade I of the [[Owuro Empire]]. Through the 17th and 18th centuries, Owuro faced pressure from [[Buurawaat]] and the Breislandic Empire, including forced concessions of territory; nevertheless, it successfully resisted forced subjugation to a foreign power. By 1789 Breisland had gained all Owuro land north of the [[XX Parallel]] (later becoming know as the [[Line of Servitude]]), while all land south of the line agree to become a protectorate of the [[Buurawat Empire]] in the [[Treaty of Wari]], and reorganized as the autonomous [[Ayori Free State]]. Following the end of the [[Great Adonian War]], [[wikipedia:Anti-colonial|anti-colonial]] nationalist sentiment led to the [[Reunification of Ayorin|unification]] of the newly-independent [[Ayori Free State (1951)|North Ayorin]] and [[Republic of Ayorin|South Ayorin]], establishing the modern State of Ayorin. Unresolved political, linguistic and religious tensions sparked a major [[Ayori Civil War|civil war]] in the country. International intervention brought about the end of the civil war, while the 1960 [[Noé Agreement]] [[Ayorin Restoration Movement|restored]] the [[Monarchy of Ayorin|Ayori monarchy]] and the established Ayorin's [[Federalism in Ayorin|current political system]].
 
The first state to unify the Ayori city-states emerged in 1248 following the conquests of Tiwalade II, who declared himself Tiwalade I of the [[Owuro Empire]]. Through the 17th and 18th centuries, Owuro faced pressure from [[Buurawaat]] and the Breislandic Empire, including forced concessions of territory; nevertheless, it successfully resisted forced subjugation to a foreign power. By 1789 Breisland had gained all Owuro land north of the [[XX Parallel]] (later becoming know as the [[Line of Servitude]]), while all land south of the line agree to become a protectorate of the [[Buurawat Empire]] in the [[Treaty of Wari]], and reorganized as the autonomous [[Ayori Free State]]. Following the end of the [[Great Adonian War]], [[wikipedia:Anti-colonial|anti-colonial]] nationalist sentiment led to the [[Reunification of Ayorin|unification]] of the newly-independent [[Ayori Free State (1951)|North Ayorin]] and [[Republic of Ayorin|South Ayorin]], establishing the modern State of Ayorin. Unresolved political, linguistic and religious tensions sparked a major [[Ayori Civil War|civil war]] in the country. International intervention brought about the end of the civil war, while the 1960 [[Noé Agreement]] [[Ayorin Restoration Movement|restored]] the [[Monarchy of Ayorin|Ayori monarchy]] and the established Ayorin's [[Federalism in Ayorin|current political system]].
  
Ayorin is the third most populous country in Kaftia, and has the continent's fourth largest economy. It is the fastest growing economy in Kaftia and is considered one of the [[Emerging power|great emerging powers]] in the region. Ayorin was one of the founding members of the Kaftian Union and is member of most major international organizations.
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Ayorin is the third most populous country in Kaftia, and has the continent's fourth largest economy. It is the fastest growing economy in Kaftia and is considered one of the [[Emerging power|great emerging powers]] in the region. Ayorin was one of the founding members of the Kaftian Union and is member of most major international organizations. The economy has traditionally been fuelled by its natural resources but is expanding in the sectors of science, tourism, commerce and medical tourism. Ayorin is recognized as a newly industrialised market economy, and is ranked as the ?? largest in the world.  
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==

Revision as of 16:44, 22 March 2020

Federation of Ayorin

Igbimọ ti Àyórin (Imo)
Njikọ Àyóra (Ekwu)
Flag of Ayorin
Flag
Coat of Arms of Ayorin
Coat of Arms
Motto: "Fun awọn ti o tobi ti o dara"
"For the greater good"
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Location of Ayorin in Adonia
CapitalAkurun
Noé (administrative)
Largest cityAkurun
Official languagesImo
Recognised national languagesEkwu
Ethnic groups
83.2% Imo
11.7% Ekwu
2.2% Illypnian
2.9% Others
Demonym(s)Ayori
GovernmentFederal parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
• Oba
Onyenachiya II
Morounkola Afolabi
LegislatureNational Assembly
House of Councilors
House of Deputies
Constitutional history
23 June 1248
10 March 1926
18 May 1951
• Current constitution
7 September 1960
Area
• Total
595,485.15 km2 (229,918.10 sq mi)
• Water (%)
10.4
Population
• 2019 estimate
86,829,218
• 2016 census
86,829,218
• Density
145.81/km2 (377.6/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
₭1.453 trillion
• Per capita
₭16,728
Gini (2016)32.6
medium · ??th
HDI (2016).784
high · ??th
CurrencyOwo (Ꝋ) (IKN)
Time zoneUTC-1 (AST)
Date formatdd.mm.yyyy CE
Driving sideright
Calling code+47
Internet TLD.ay

Ayorin, officially the Federation of Ayorin ([Igbimọ ti Àyórin] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help); Ekwu: [Njikọ Àyóra] error: {{lang}}: text has italic markup (help)) is a sovereign state in South Kaftia. Its capital is Noé, while its largest city is Akurun. Ayorin's constitution defines the country as a federal parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. The current Monarch of Ayorin (officially called the Oba), is Onyenachiya II, who has ruled since 15 May 2008. The southern half of the country is predominantly adherent to traditional Ayori religion (known as Ìbẹmìílò and its various branches, such as Ẹnimimọ) , while the northern half is overwhelmingly Christian (predominately the Zamarra Catholic Church) with pockets of those retaining traditional Ayori beliefs dispersed throughout the area. With an area of 595,485.15 km2 (229,918.1 sq mi), Ayorin is the #-largest country in Southern Kaftia, the # largest country on the Kaftian continent, and the # largest country in the the world. With a population of approximately 87 million, Ayorin is the # largest on Kaftia and the # largest on Adonia by population.

The first state to unify the Ayori city-states emerged in 1248 following the conquests of Tiwalade II, who declared himself Tiwalade I of the Owuro Empire. Through the 17th and 18th centuries, Owuro faced pressure from Buurawaat and the Breislandic Empire, including forced concessions of territory; nevertheless, it successfully resisted forced subjugation to a foreign power. By 1789 Breisland had gained all Owuro land north of the XX Parallel (later becoming know as the Line of Servitude), while all land south of the line agree to become a protectorate of the Buurawat Empire in the Treaty of Wari, and reorganized as the autonomous Ayori Free State. Following the end of the Great Adonian War, anti-colonial nationalist sentiment led to the unification of the newly-independent North Ayorin and South Ayorin, establishing the modern State of Ayorin. Unresolved political, linguistic and religious tensions sparked a major civil war in the country. International intervention brought about the end of the civil war, while the 1960 Noé Agreement restored the Ayori monarchy and the established Ayorin's current political system.

Ayorin is the third most populous country in Kaftia, and has the continent's fourth largest economy. It is the fastest growing economy in Kaftia and is considered one of the great emerging powers in the region. Ayorin was one of the founding members of the Kaftian Union and is member of most major international organizations. The economy has traditionally been fuelled by its natural resources but is expanding in the sectors of science, tourism, commerce and medical tourism. Ayorin is recognized as a newly industrialised market economy, and is ranked as the ?? largest in the world.

History

Ancient Ayorin

Initial states

Owuro period and partition

Independence and modernization

Following Ayorin's independence from Burawa, Akurun became the center of the resurgence of Ayori cultural identity

Rapid political changes in Burawa brought about Policy 1442 and the subsequent breakup of Burawa. The Republic of Ayorin along with four other states declared independence from Burawa on 10 March 1926. Very quickly, the Burawa-backed Kadarist Central Party under Chijindum Newke came to dominate Ayori politics. His government adopted nationalization and industrialization and pro-Burawa and anti-Breislandic policies. The years following the conclusion of Ayorin's separation from Burawa involved immense nationalization and economic reforms.

Olamilekan Nnamani arose during the Ayori Renaissance as one of the most influential writers and philosophers of Kaftia

Domestically, Newke led the nation through a period of rapid modernization, introducing reforms such as free university and healthcare for all residents of Ayorin, a relatively peaceful redistribution of land. The availability of medicine and access to clinics was vastly expanded, into the hopes of suppressing and ultimately eradicating tropical diseases. He oversaw the elevation of women to positions of power, while expanding the rights of minorities and Christians alike, laying the groundwork for later Ayori developments. Over three million people would eventually be lifted out of poverty during the duration of the Republic, establishing highly visible middle-class communities throughout Ayorin. New roads, bridges, railways, hospitals and schools mushroomed throughout the country with funds from the member states of the Communist Alliance.

Most of the Ayori cultural movement arose from a generation that had grown up as part of the Burawa State, and thus had access to popular Mesogean philosophy and cultural works. A majority of them benefited by paternal investment in cultural capital, including better-than-average education. Many in this new movement were students, writers, and artists returning from long-established higher education institutions in Burawa. Armed with their education, this new generation of Ayori sought a better standard of living and to create their own unique cultural products. At its heart, this movement embodied the absorption of foreign ideals and technology (collectively referred to as "ajeji", meaning "alien") and fusing them with Ayori cultural history to form a new, unique identity.

This huge rise in ethnic consciousness, latter referred to as "the Ayori Renaissance" was successful in that it brought renewed focus to the status of traditional Ayori values that had been eroded by Illypnian and Burawi influence. Not only through an explosion of culture, but on a sociological level, the legacy of the Renaissance redefined how both Ayori and the rest of the world, viewed the fledgling state. The rapid migration of rural Ayori to the industrial centers of Akurun and Naji provided a cosmic shift in Ayori society, one from more close-knit tribal groups, to one of urban development marked by cosmopolitan sophistication. This new identity led to a greater social consciousness, and Ayori people became a cultural powerhouse in Kaftia, expanding intellectual and social contacts internationally.

The progress—both symbolic and real—during this period became a point of reference from which the Ayori communities gained a sense of self-determination and unity that provided a growing sense of both urbanity and empowerment, as well as an example for the colonized Kaftian peoples to build upon for the Kaftian effort for independence in the 1950s and 1960s. The expanding urban setting of rapidly developing urban centers provided a venue for Ayori of all ethnic and linguistic backgrounds (most notably Imo, Ekwu, Burawi, Buripakan and Ormans) to appreciate the variety of life and culture. Through this expression, the Renaissance encouraged the new appreciation of Ayori roots and culture. For instance, once-suppressed folk materials and Ìbẹmìílò teachings provided a rich source for the artistic and intellectual imagination, which provided a long sought connection to traditional Ayori culture. Through sharing in these cultural experiences, a consciousness sprung forth in the form of a united Ayori identity and nation-state.

Reunification

Following the outbreak of the Great Adonian War, Ayorin was heavily inclined to support the Communist Alliance, in the hopes that it would bring about the return of the Northern states to Ayori control. This led to increasingly aggressive behavior by the Ayori government, and border clashes occurred across the Line of Servitude and on the outskirts of Joloyemi. This triggered a response from the colonial government, which raised significant colonial forces to mitigate the threat of an Ayori invasion. The situation persisted until Burawa threw it's support behind Breisland and the the Allies.

President NAME of North Ayorin (left) and President NAME of South Ayorin (right) jointly announcing reunification on 18 May 1951 in Akurun

After the end of the Great Adonian War, the XY memorandum had given the region of Breislandic Ayorin full autonomy in its powers (1950). The ruling Freedom and Unity Party (FUP), which was still backed by Breisland immediately entered negotiations with its southern neighbor, the South Ayorin on achieving the reunification of the two states. The ruling Kadarist Central Party (KCP) of South Ayorin accepted, beginning negotiations in 1951 on a merger of the two states. Despite the Southern government's enthusiasm, it was not shared by large swathes of the population, believing that the gap between the two states were too wide to bridge. Northern Ayorin was relatively undeveloped, and a sizeable portion of the population spoke Breislandic, which was almost universally absent in the South.

On 18 May 1951 the two governments signed the Articles of Reunication, officially marging the states into one, which was renamed to the United Republic of Ayorin. The nations had decided on creating a unified government in Akurun, the largest city on the Sanyan, located on the border of the the two countries. For the first two years after reunification, government responsibilities were to be shared by the two parties, with fifty percent of all secretary positions and half of all parliamentary seats going to the KCP, and vice versa for the FUP, while they would jointly hold the first elections in 1954.

Civil War and recovery

By the time of the 1954 Ayori elections, the relationship between the ruling coalition of the KCP and FUP had fallen apart. Most of the progress made by the party leaders, Yoruba Sane of the KCP and Markos Egbert from FUP, had stalled as the sudden death of Markos Egbert to tuberculosis left the FUP with no leader. A month before elections were to begin in October, Yohan Kalluumaysato, the leader of the central army of the South Ayorin had staged a coup against the central government. The coup prompted an international response from both the Kaftian Defense Pact and ZIAF, launching a unified effort to return the region to stability. In 1955 a Northern, capitalist-favoring separatist movement known as Freier Staat launched its own campaign for power, further fueling the conflict. In 2005, it was revealed that both Freier Staat and Yohan Kalluumaysato's army had been supported secretly by ZIAF and Burawa respectively.

In March 18, 1960, the unified forces led by the Free Ayorin Front, and backed the Adonian Community had defeated the Freier Staat and forced the KCP out of the major cities and to the negotiating table. A provisional government led by the Free Ayorin Front was supported by Adonian Forces, as the Freedom and Unity Party was under heavy scrutiny for supporting Freier Staat, and the heads of the KCP had been implicated in working with Kalluumaysato in his coup government. The subsequent Kinza Agreement set elections for the next year, while Adonian forces would remain in the country for two years prior to ensure a peace transitionary period.

Kayin Oylekan, a former officer in the Armed Forces, became the First Prime Minister of Ayorin

Under the supervision of forces form the Adonian Community, free and fair elections were held across Ayorin. The newly formed Resurgence Party quickly rose to prominence, having campaigned heavily in favor of a rejection of foreign influence (in reference to Kadarist, Orman and Breislandic involvement in the Civil War) in favor of restoring and promoting Ayori culture and values. Economically, Resurgence included promises of nationalisation, economic planning, full employment, a National Health Service, and a system of social security. The election returned a landslide victory for Resurgence, and its leader, Kayin Oylekan assumed prime-ministership. At the same time, the 1960 Ayori constitutional referendum was approved, restoring the monarchy with purely ceremonial roles, culminating in Oluwayemisi I being proclaimed as Oba on 6 March 1960.

After the civil war, Oylekan and his cabinet had set forth a policy of neutrality in most global affairs, during the Kaftian Split, Ayorin opted to remain neutral in supporting either Ormese or Burawi interests. Ayorin continued to maintain its membership in the Kaftian Union, possibly due to close relations with Burawa, and Ayorin later joined the Kaftian Association in 1965 as an observing member. Within the country, power remained largely in the hands of the Resurgence Party, while the KCP and FUP played only minor roles in governance. With the end of the Kaftian Split, both the KCP and FUP dissolved, and their members dispersed into smaller parties. Oylekan's administration was both nationalist and socialist. Thus, it funded national industrial and energy projects, developed a strong national education system and promoted Ayori culture, while simultaneously cultivating pan-Kaftian sentiment.

The return of Joloyemi to Ayori sovereignty, was achieved in 1976, marking the end of the Breislandic colonial presence in Southern Kaftia. in Ayorin later provided significant logistical and medical support to the Adonian Peacekeeping Forces support during the Occupation of Kushish and the Kastrunetian Civil War, having established itself as a staunch supporter of multilateralism, constructive dialogue and peacekeeping.

Recent

From the 1980s onward, successive Ayori governments have engaged in increasingly liberal market reforms. The ruling Resurgence Party has always held the view that welfare spending, pragmatic economic interventionism and general liberal economic policy, but have expressed this view even more so in recent years. Free-market policies have been widely popular since there introduction in 1980s as part of the wider implementation of a meritocracy in civil society. Ayorin frequently ranks highly (by Kaftian standards) on indices of economic freedom and ease-of-doing-business. In the 21st Century, Ayorin has begun to seek a closer connection to Illypnia and the Mesogean, along with Eastern Fosia.

Demographics

Urbanization

Languages

Religion

Education

Campus of the Naji State University

The first university was established in 1690, as the University of Naji. It was the first learning institution in Ayorin to adopt the Illypnian term "university". During the presidency of Kayin Oylekan, access to education was rapidly expanded, as it was regarded as the foundation of a successful society. Free education was first open to every resident of Ayorin, citizen and expat, no matter what gender starting in the Republic of Ayorin in 1926. However, students who chose to attend private schools are still supported with public money. With the increasing tuition fees a student has to pay to attend a private run higher education institution and the attraction of new types of students (many as part-time students or in evening classes) like employees, businessmen, parents, and pensioners, many departments make a substantial profit from every additional student enrolled in courses, with benefits for the college or university's gross tuition revenue and without loss of educational quality (teacher per student, computer per student, classroom size per student, etc.).

Since then, the country has progressed with efforts of ensuring high literacy rates, modern programs and women’s share in education. Ayorin currently devotes approximately 25 percent of total federal government spending to education. Annual education investment went from less than ₭12 billion in 2000 to more than ₭47 billion in 2016, or 10.1% of Ayorin's gross domestic product. However, there remains an inequality in education spending. In 2010, the annual education expenditure per secondary school student in Akurun totalled ₭3,823, while in Ajinjù, arguably the poorest state in Ayorin, only totalled ₭804. The Ayori government has committed itself to bridge this gap, with significant grants and greater funded in the Western Regions. Presently, the largest university in Ayorin is the University of Central Ayorin, Akurun, a part of the Central Ayorin University System. Other major universities include Humboldt State University, the National University of Joloyemi, and the West Ayorin University.

A donning of the academic apeeritai ceremony at Bosso University

Public education is free for all citizens through the university level in Ayorin. Expatriates can also attend school in Ayorin for free. Education is compulsory through the twelfth grade. Primary school enrollment for males in 2015 stood at 98% and 98% of females. Secondary school enrollment figures are lower with 82% for males, and 84% for females. In 2015–16 approximately 0.7 percent of students in grades one through five and 0.9 percent of students in grades six through nine did not complete their education; this rate rose to 1.3 percent in grades 10–12. The overall literacy rate of Ayorin stood at 96% in 2016. Between the ages of 15-29, males reached 99% literacy and women 100%. In 1926, only 20% of the population could read, compared to 75.5% in 1970.

The educational system is divided into preschool (for those under age 6), basic education (9 years, in three stages, compulsory), secondary education (3 years, compulsory since 1968), and higher education (subdivided in university and polytechnic education). Universities are usually organized into faculties. Institutes and schools are also common designations for autonomous subdivisions of Ayori higher education institutions. There is no uniform curriculum across the Federation, with the determination left to the individual states. However, the Ayori government has instituted directives for baseline standards and requirements that each region must meet. Regions that fail to meet the standards for a consecutive two schooling periods will have their programs arrogated by the Federal government.

About 51% of college-age citizens (20 years old) attend one of Ayorin's higher education institutions (compared with 37% in 2010 and 29% in 2000. In addition to being a destination for international students, Ayorin has also risen among the top places of origin for international students. All higher education students, both domestic and international, totaled 6,680,937 in 2018. Students from elsewhere in Kaftia made up the largest portion of all international students, accounting for 68% of all international attendees in 2016. Ayori universities typically maintain strong educational partnerships with other, and exchange programs and opportunities to study abroad are common.

Higher education in state-run educational establishments is provided on a competitive basis, a system of numerus clausus is enforced through a national database on student admissions. However, every higher education institution offers also a number of additional vacant places through other extraordinary admission processes for sportsmen, mature applicants (over 23 years old), international students, foreign students from Kaftia (especially from South Kaftia), degree owners from other institutions, students from other institutions (academic transfer), former students (readmission), and course change, which are subject to specific standards and regulations set by each institution or course department.

Ayorin law prohibits the establishment of religious schools (i.e schools which conform their curriculum to religious beliefs or attempt to spread religious beliefs through their student body). However, this does not apply to Ìbẹmìílò Institutions, whose sole purpose is the education and introduction of new priests (called oluṣọ, meaning "keeper") into the Ìbẹmìílò Association.

Geography

A satellite image of the Amara Delta

The physical geography of Ayorin is varied and has an area characterised by two distinctive features: a broad deltaic plain subject to frequent flooding, and a small hilly region crossed by swiftly flowing rivers. The country has an area of 595,485 square kilometres (229,918 sq mi) and extends # kilometres (# mi) north to south and # kilometres (# mi) east to west. Ayorin is bordered on the southwest, north, and east by a # kilometres (# mi) land frontier with Dakare, Sundi and Enfolo respectively. On the east is a highly irregular deltaic coastline of about # kilometres (# mi), fissured by many rivers and streams flowing into the Bay of Ayorin. The largest delta in Ayorin is the Sanyan, which has been built up over thousands of years by the # rivers that cross it. The territorial waters of Ayorin extend # nautical miles (# km), and the exclusive economic zone of the country is 200 nautical miles (370 km).

Flamingoes in Lake Zaria

Roughly 88% of the landmass is made up of fertile alluvial lowland called the Ayorin Plain. The plain is part of the larger Plain of NAME, which is sometimes called the Lower NAME Plain. Although altitudes up to 105 metres (344 ft) above sea level occur in the northern part of the plain, most elevations are less than 10 metres (33 ft) above sea level; elevations decrease in the coastal west, where the terrain is generally at sea level or lower. With such low elevations and numerous rivers, water—and concomitant flooding—is a predominant physical feature. Approximately 61,930 square kilometres (23,911 sq mi; 10.4%) of the total area of Ayorin is covered with water, and larger areas are routinely flooded during the rainier season.

The only exceptions to Ayorin's low elevations are the ọrun òke in the south, the Low Hills of Kilomo in the northeast, and highlands in the north and northwest. The Kilomo Hills constitute the only significant hill system in the country and, in effect, are the western fringe of the north–south mountain ranges of Enfolo. The Kilomo Hills rise steeply to narrow ridge lines, generally no wider than 36 metres (118 ft), with altitudes from # to # metres (# to # ft) above sea level. At 698 metres (2,290 ft) altitude, the highest elevation in Ayorin is found at Iṣiro òke, in the western extremity of the country. Fertile valleys lie between the hill lines, which generally run east–west. West of the hills is a broad plain, cut by rivers draining into the Bay of Ayorin, that rises to a final chain of low coastal hills, mostly below 60 metres (292 ft), that attain a maximum elevation of 72 metres (236 ft). East of these hills is a narrow, wet coastal plain and estuary located between the cities of Nago and Joloyemi.

Overcrowding

Overcrowding in urban areas has become a major issue for the Ayori government: the increasing strain on Ayorin's urban sanitation and transportation systems has become a considerably large headache for state governments. These issues are further complicated by Ayorin's geographic limitations: over 75% of the country is covered by low lying marshes and floodplains, 22% of the country’s territory consists of protected land, and many parts of the country are susceptible to flooding. The overcrowding has prompted a mass flight from the cities into the suburbs, which has in turn triggered explosive growth of suburban areas.

Government

Onyenachiya II of Ayorin.jpg Morounkola Afolabi.jpg
Onyenachiya II
Oba
Morounkola Afolabi
Prime Minister

Ayori maintains a parliamentary system within the context of a constitutional monarchy — the monarchy of Ayorin is closely tied to the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, while maintaining a strictly ceremonial role. The reigning monarch is Oba Onyenachiya II. The executive branch consists of a Council of State presided over by the Prime Minister, nominated and appointed by the monarch and confirmed by the Chamber of Deputies. By political custom established and required by the Constitution of 1960, the monarch's nominees have all been from parties who maintain a plurality of seats in the National Assembly.

Noé's Freedom Square (Ominira Pẹtẹlẹ), with the Ayori National Assembly Building in the background

The legislature of Ayorin, the Apejọ meets in the National Assembly Building in Noé and is bicameral. The National Assembly is made up of the Chamber of Deputies with 650 members, elected by popular vote on block lists by proportional representation to serve four-year terms, and a Senate with 315 seats of which 280 are directly elected by popular vote, using a limited voting method, and the other 35 appointed by the regional legislatures to also serve four-year terms. All bills passed by the legislature must receive royal assent before becoming law. While a monarch may refuse royal assent, it is largely regarded as a formality and can be overruled by a simple majority in the Senate.

Administrative divisions

Foreign relations

Ayorin's foreign relations are handled by the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, which has its headquarters in Noé. The first diplomatic relations were established on 10 March 1926 (under the Republic of Ayorin), with the Tazi Conference resulting in official diplomatic recognition between itself and the Burawa State. As of 1 May 2016, there are ??? diplomatic missions in Ayorin (trade/cultural offices, consulates, and embassies), while Ayorin has ??? missions abroad. The current Federation of Ayorin was recognized as the successor to the Republic of Ayorin a week after unification occurred, and assumed its seat in all international organizations.

Ayori officials visiting the Skadian capital in traditional dress. Ayorin and Skade exchanged embassies in 2012

Stemming from developments in the post-civil war years and the Kaftian Split, Ayorin has strived to maintain friendly relations with all Kaftian nations. Since the end of the civil war, Ayorin has maintained a balanced foreign policy based on adoption of dialogue, respect of international conventions, and non-interference of other country's internal affairs. Ayorin also supports the settlement of disputes by peaceful means, but has not renounced its right to the use of force. During the Kaftian Split, Ayorin served as a mediating power, striking up a neutral stance and later becoming a leading voice among the neutral Kaftian nations caught in the middle of the Burawa-Orma clash. Since then, the basis of Ayorin's foreign policy has been armed neutrality, with the goal of defending its sovereignty and cherished neutrality in International affairs, while simultaneously seeking a larger international role.

Ayorin's foreign policy is mostly directed towards peace, development and cooperation within Kaftia, especially in Southern Kaftia. It maintains friendly relations with all Kaftian nations, with the exception of Wolffrea, which it has never established relations with in its history. The Federation is a major contributor to international peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts, and hasn't fought in any major conflicts since 1990. Ayorin seeks to maintain a neutral policy towards other nations, and to avoid getting involved in armed conflicts. As described by Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, the main goals of Ayorin's foreign policy are to:

  • further the peaceful coexistence of nations, especially those of Kaftia;
  • maintain stability within Southern Kaftia;
  • promote Ayori economic interests abroad;
  • eliminate need and poverty in the world

Military

The Ayorin Defense Forces are the military forces of the Federation of Ayorin. The main focus of the Defense Forces are the protection of Ayorin's borders, sovereignty and citizens. Ayorin has maintained conscription since 1926 following it's independence from Burawa. All Ayori citizens above age 18 are constitutionally required to serve in the military, usually at least 12 months, with exceptions being those currently enrolled in a institution of higher education, or those with severe disability. Top government officials have insisted for decades that conscription is invaluable to the maintenance of Ayorin's international neutrality and security, but some question the need for conscription in 21st century Ayorin. Critics have claim that external threats to Ayorin are negligible in this day and age pointing to the existence of the Kaftian Union and the Adonian Community as enforcers of Ayorin's neutrality. Supporters argue that instability in Central and North Kaftia and border disputes with neighboring Enfolo, Sundi and Dakare necessitate a strong deterrent force.

The Ayori military consists of the Ground Defense Force (Army), the Maritime Defense Force (Navy), the Ayorin Air Defense Force (Air Force), and the newly established Marine Corps (Marines), and reserve forces. Ayorin specifically avoids joining organizations that may entail a military alliance or signify an abandonment of neutrality; for example, Ayorin is not a member of the Pan-Kaftian Defense Network, and is absent from military and security organs of the Kaftian Union.

Ayorin's tradition of external incursions, threats and unsolved disputes with its neighbors has lead Ayorin to develop a sizeable, modern defense-oriented armed forces. The Reunification of Ayorin merged the armed forces of North and South Ayorin, and following the end of the civil war they underwent significant structural reform to shift their focus to a purely defensive posture. As of 2016, Ayorin has the world's ?? largest number of active troops (322,214), the world's ?? largest number of reserve troops (465,000), and the ?? largest defense budget (₭10.8 billion). The Ayori military is becoming increasing active in international peacekeeping operations. The Ayorin Defense Forces depend on a large variety of equipment produced by both domestic and foreign manufactures.

Economy

Akurun's Central Business District, popularly called Four Square, is the largest business and financial center in Ayorin.

Ayorin is a relatively open state-oriented and newly industrialised market economy. In 2019, the economy of Ayorin in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) at purchasing power parity (PPP) in April 2019 was estimated to be ₭1.453 trillion, making it the fourth largest in Kaftia and the ??th largest in the world. The state plays a significant but declining role in guiding economic activity through macroeconomic plans. It is considered one of Kaftia's most stable and propserous nations, and has been categorized as a "high-income economy" since 2018.

Copper and gold exports play an important role in the economy, especially in the north and western regions of the nation. More than 90% of Ayorin's economy was based on the exports of natural resources in 1930. Ayorin has since then significantly reduced its dependence on mineral exports, by expanding the tourism, finance, and construction sectors. Ayorin alone was responsible for ???% of Southern Kaftia's mining output in 2018. As a mainstay to the economy, mining directly contributes around 30% of Ayorin's total gross domestic product and 40% of the nation's exports. In addition to being an important supplier of energy, Ayorin is now becoming an increasingly relevant consumer of energy. The region has established a long tradition of responsible energy stewardship as it develops and diversifies its economy, accelerating the development of new hydroelectric and other renewable energy sources.

Since economic liberalization began in 1988, Ayorin has been among the world's fastest-growing economies, relying largely on investment-and export-led growth. The Ayori government highlights key growth factors: a young and rapidly growing working-age population; growth in the manufacturing sector because of rising education and engineering skill levels; and sustained growth of the consumer market driven by a rapidly growing middle-class.

Recent economic history

Income, poverty and wealth

Tourism

Infrastructure

Telecommunications

Transportation

The development modern infrastructure, such as ports, airports, and rail links, has been a top government priority since economic reforms began in the 80s. To meet the explosively growing domestic demand, the Ayori government invested more than $40 billion from 2000 to 2015 in upgrading its basic infrastructure. Ayorin has been a vocal supporter of the construction of a Pan-Kaftian railway.

Culture

Unlike most other Kaftian countries, Ayorin is considered a low-context culture by sociologists. Breislandric and Burawi economic and political domination over the Ayori regions inevitably opened the country up to these two foreign cultures. Starting with independence, and hastening upon reconstruction, these trends were accepted in stride and with the encouragement of the government, rapidly took on a “Ayori character” (a process later termed “being Ayorized”). The pace of this “opening up” hastened with in the post-civil war years, especially during the years of the Ayorin Restoration Movement, in which the cultural norms and taboos imposed by Breisland and Burawa were largely eliminated. Stemming from the significant reforms under the eye of Adonian advisors and economists in the rapid post-war development of the Ayori nation, Ayorin has appropriated and absorbed foreign influences into its industries.

Ayorin's unique position in Central Kaftia, combined with its embrace of liberal democracy and sustained economic prosperity has made it strong cultural power in the area. Thus, today culture includes both conservative and liberal elements, scientific and religious competitiveness, political structures, risk taking and free expression, materialist and moral elements. Despite certain consistent ideological principles (e.g. individualism, egalitarianism, and a uniquely stronger faith in freedom and democracy than the rest of the region), Ayori culture has a variety of expressions due to its separate evolution stemming from two hundred years of political division and demographic diversity. Throughout the country's history, certain subcultures (whether based on ethnicity, linguistics or other commonality (such as the gay village) have dominated certain neighborhoods, only partially melded with the broader culture. Due to the broadness of Ayori society, there are many integrated but unique social subcultures within Ayorin, some not tied to any particular geography. The cultural affiliations an individual in Ayorin may have commonly depend on social class, political orientation and a multitude of demographic characteristics such as religious background, occupation, and ethnic or linguistic group membership.

In the 21st Century, successive Ayori governments have increasingly used popular Ayori culture as a diplomacy tool. Ayori television dramas, often called titun dirama (“new drama”) or simply A-dramas have gained an extensive following across Kaftia, especially in the Southern and Central regions, and parts of Illypnia (thanks to a sizeable Ayori diaspora there). The spread and popularity of contemporary Ayori social, fashion, and music trends (such as Iko to Central and Southern Kaftia as part of Ayori foreign policy has collectively become known as the Ayoriji (Imo: “Ayori wave” or “Ayori approach”).

Art

Architecture

Cuisine

Sports