Kingdom of Rixwerth (WIP Nation Concept)

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    The Kingdom of Rixaw is a small island nation located in the north-eastern Gothic Sea. It is centered politically and geographically on the Isle of Rixaw, but also includes a dozen other small islands, as well as two enclaves on mainland [Hibernia?]. The nation is a constitutional monarchy, with power shared between King Illam III Ma Magnaw and a unicameral parliament (the Dalthig). The nation takes its name from the city of Rixwerth, the traditional seat of the King.

    Rixwerth has traditionally included two major ethnic groups: the Gaelig (Gaels), and the Frijske (Frisians). The Isle of Rixaw was first inhabited by the ancestors of the Celtic-speaking Gaelig around the 1st Century BCE. In the late 700s CE, the Frijske began to migrate to the island, as part of the broader trend of Germanic migrations typical of this time. The Frijske of Rixwerth are thought to be related to the Gedish people of Scania, and speak a related language. Frisians ultimately conquered Rixaw and brought the entire island under their political leadership, but failed to integrate the dominant Gaelig majority into their Germanic culture and remained a people apart. This trend of loose political union between the two ethnic groups continued until the modern era, when the government began promoting a mixed Germano-Gaelic culture and language as a means of unifying the island. This campaign has been largely successful, with the majority of citizens now identifying as Rixish, rather than specifically Gaelig or Frijske. The Rixish language is a Germanic language with strong Gaelic influences, reminiscent of the pidgin languages spoken on the island since at least the 1600s.

    Capital City: Rixwerth
    Largest City: Rixwerth (291,103)
    Official Languages: Rixish, Gaelig, Frijske
    Religions: Tiburan Catholicism (68.6%), Rixish Reformed Church (14.7%), Other Protestant Christian (8.1%) No Religion (7.1%), Judaism (0.9%), Other Religions (0.6%)
    Population: 2,374,101
    Density: 56.93 per sq. km
    Area: 41,702.1 sq. km
    Ethnic Groups: Rixish (56.1%), Gaelish/Gaelig (27.4%), Frijske (11.2%), Jewish (1.4%), Ivernian (1.2%), Other (2.7%)

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    I do remember. Your culture has changed but the map spot is almost the same as when I was there. Now we can be (kinda) Celitic bros, instead of Finno-Uralic bros

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