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Searvi álbmotti Ruoguovvás
FlagCoat of arms
"Buorremielakvuodav ij goassak dárbaha gáhtat"
One will never regret a friendship
Largest cityJiemie
Official languagesÁrdiqqut, Četketomsijede, Sulitsillumkejle, Gaskúšillimigiela, Jiemiesillimigiela, Svennish, Lechian, Kalmish
 • National languagesJiemiesillimigiela, Svennish, Kalmish, Lechian
 • Regional languagesÁardiqqut, Četketomsijede, Sulitsillumkejle, Gaskušillimigiela
Ethnic Groups
Jiemiesillimi (32%) Thürschic (19%), Svennic(18%), Lechian (12%), Sulitsillimje(7%), Četket(5%), Norðurlandic (2%), Áardic (2%), Other (3%)
DemonymRuoguovván, Guovván, Govvan
GovernmentFederal semi-fluid delegative respresentative Direct democracy
 • Total866535.23 km2
334571.12 sq mi
 • Census (2019)3441286
 • Density3/km2
 • Total$150.12 billions
 • Per capita$43623
HDI (2016)0.928
very high
CurrencyNáhkk (NAK)

Searvi álbmotti Ruoguovvás (Ingerish: Unified peoples of Ruoguovvás) is a large sparsly populated union of countries in far northern Uletha.


The name is a corruption and shortening of the home of the northern lights Ruo comes from Ruoktu, meaning "home" in Jiemiesillimigiela, Guovvás comes from guovssahas, meaning "Aurora borealis" in the same language.


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Ruoguovvás is located from 60,37°N to 79,44°N, making it the world's 2nd northernmost country after Norðurland with a difference of roughly 2 km. The climate ranges from Boreal to Polar with varying landscapes such as Tundra, Taiga, Polar desert and glacial ice sheets. Most of the nation is dominated by lakes and forests. The population density at roughly 3,8 people/km² also makes Ruoguovvás the world's most sparsily populated country. About 65% of the country is located north of the arctic circle and around 12% of the population lives north of this line.

Constituent countries of Ruoguovvás
Name Area Capital Population Regional language Flag
Jiemias 89 722 km² Jiemie 1,156 million Sulitsillumkejle Jiemiasflag.png
Gaskús 136 919 km² Mahhájohk 0,870 million Gaskúšillimigiela Ruo Gaskus flag.png
Svennien 48 419 km² Henrikstad 0,304 million Svennish Ruo Svennien flag.png
Thürschen 51 565 km² Örf 0,566 million Kalmish Ruo Thürschen flag.png
Kresy Zielone 26 283 km² Lzów 0,614 million Lechian Ruo Kresyzielone flag.png
Četket 194 393 km² TBD 0,126 million Četketomsijede Ruo Cetket flag.png
Áardeaqni 325 497 km² Čuoikaloukta 0,011 million Áardiqqut Ruo Jiehkkiednuuddit flag.png
Largest cities in Ruoguovvás
National Statistical Institute of Ruoguovvás
Rank Country Pop. Rank Country Pop.
1 Jiemie Jiemias 432,467 11 Lilsk Kresy Zielone 80,033
2 Lzów Krese Zielone 240,320 12 Liszihhat Kresy Zielone {{{pop_12}}}
3 Zalerbrücken Thürschen 195,448
4 Máhhjajohk Gaskús 122,337
5 Litsuáhh Jiemias 103,677
6 Kállhittala Gaskús 98,633
7 Luittán Jiemias 55,033
8 Henrikstad Svennien 84,429
9 Örf Thürschen 82,983
10 Pihhlát Jiemias 74,984


Initial settlement

Earliest evidence of people in what is today Ruoguovvás dates back to 6000 BCE in the form of a skinning knife made of bone found near Kammerdorf in Thürschen. This seems to have belonged to a group of early hunter-gatherer peoples often called the Proto-sillimi peoples who followed the herds north into the new ice-free valleys as the ice receded. Ofshoots from these cultures seem to have split as early as 5000 BCE, leaving the herding and hunting ways for fishing and hunting seals and walrus along the coasts. This offshoot is often referred to as the proto-Áardic peoples. These were the first peoples to reach into the far north. Setting up smaller settlements along the coast all the way to Áardiquut and Vielgahtjohhqut around 2000 BCE. The Proto-Sillimi peoples subsequently pushed the Proto-Áardic northward, although evidence points to the two cultures getting along relatively well. The Proto-Sillimi slowly spread northward, reaching the area around Čongahre and the Nanšetu delta around 500 BCE.

Tribal era

Little is known of the culture belonging to the early peoples of Ruoguovvás, but over the millenia, the proto-sillimi peoples diversified further, leading to an estimated 2750 distinct tribes at its peak around 1650 CE. When the first southern explorers and missionaries reached the area in the 1640s the region was often marked on maps as "uncivilized" or "Sillimi tribes" without any outside recognition of ownership, the first cities appeared as a consequence of the missionaries as locals established trading posts and eventually became the "settled sillimi" putting and end to the long tradition of nomanic lifestyles for many. Writing was introduced from Lechian explorers in an attempt to convert the native sillimi peoples. This ultimately failed as most of the sillimi peoples remained devoted to the Luondosku faith.

Foreign colonization

Due to the inhospitality of the region, few foreign influences ever sought to expand into the area, but some attempts were nevertheless made with varying degrees of success. Earliest of these were the Svennish peoples around 900CE believed to have originated from present day Hafiðfylki in Norðurland who traveled up the eastern rivers and settling in the area between Paviat lake and the Brennic highlands, merging with the local sillimi peoples and pushing other away by force. Later, the Kalmish noble house of Löwenkrantz was exiled from the Kalmic realms and settled on the shores of Eltzer see around 1300CE. At first displacing the local nomadic populations with force before later welcoming their trade and expertise in surviving the harsh climate.

The most extensive efforts of colonization was seen during the Lechian expansion during the 1600s. As attempts to settle around the Jiemie bay grew ever stronger, the locals with use of weapons traded with the Kalmish defended against the foreigners. At roughly the same time, the Norlennic attempted to colonise and assimilate the western regions, eventually leading to a union.


In an effort to better defend the nation from both directions, a union was made in 1768 between 8 Sillimi tribes from the Gaskús area, the kingdom of Thürschen and the kingdom of Svennien, within 10 years, this union included most tribes in the Gaskús area as well as the Jiemias area, becoming known as the "Thürschic tribal alliance" in the south, being seen on some contemporary maps.

Growth era

Following the unification of the first alliance, more tribes joined the coalition, first as a way of defense against the outside threats, but later also as a way to share in wealth and trade. The first international recognition of Ruoguovvás as an independednt state comes from Lechia as they are forced to recognise its independence, Svennien and Thürschen both opt to remain in the larger nation as opposed to seeking their own independence, still with more or less full autonomy and their own kings still ruling their respective lands until the 1920s. At the turn of 1900, Ruoguovvás encompassed a large portion of northwestern Uletha as a very poor, very sparse yet extensive union.

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The Norðurlandic war

1930-1950s Following the unification of Nordurland and rise to millitary dictatorship, several Oarjiárd, Oarjiavárriat, Četket and even Árd tribes choose to seek protection from the other Ruoguovvás states. Kresy Zielone joins Ruoguovvás after a long time of neglect from the larger Lechian nation following the north lechian decline. 1964: Nordurlandic military dictatorship invades Ruoguovvás, with an army outnumbering the Ruoguovvás army nearly 100 to 1, quick advances are made as the Oarjiárd and Oarjiavárriat tribes quickly get absorbed by the advancing army. The Nordurlandic navy sailed up the coast conquering village after village with little resistance during the first weeks of the war. The Manherméhha line is set up along the lakes as a natural defence line, natives set traps and act guerilla warfare, greatly halting the nordurlandic advance as winter sets in. One of the coldest years in modern history sees the Nordurlandic navy frozen stuck for months in the freezing arctic north near Vielgahtjohhqut at less than -50 degrees, orders are given fron Nordurland of no surrender as thousands of Nordurlennic troops starve and freeze to death, some desert to nearby towns but not all find mercy from the upset locals. Nordurland sues for peace, taking Sillifólkafylki and northern Austurfylki along with heavy casualties as Ruoguovvás keeps its independence. The war is seen as a massive failiure for Nordurland as one of the world's strongest economies at the time failed to conquer Uletha's poorest country. This resistance led to Ruoguovvás being catapulted into the public counciousnes for decades as it miracolously managed to defend against the military power of Nordurland on its own.

Industrial revolution

With use of war repairations from Nordurland as well assistance from elsewhere in Uletha, the economy of Ruoguovvás grew quickly. Railroads were built as the vast supplies of high quality iron ore were discovered as well as copper and silver. The nation soon stood as the fastest developing nation in Uletha for several years.

Modern times

In 1968, Ruoguovvás got its first formal constitution, based in part on the Kalmish constitution as a government was formed based on Kalmish ideas. The last uncontacted tribes are connected to in 1987, most of whom joining Ruoguovvás before 2000. The "Democratic revolution" is enacted by popular vote, in 2009 abolishing the position of head of state and leading to the founding of the Ruoguovván direct democracy system and subsecuent "transparency act" of 2014 and "2nd transparency act" of 2019






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