|Republic of Craftia (English)|
克拉夫地亚共和国 (Simplified Chinese)
Kèlāfūdìyà Gònghéguó (Pinyin)
Kurafutia Kyōwakoku (Romaji)
|Anthem: 'Song of the Craftians'|
|Official languages||English • Mandarin • Japanese|
|Official scripts||Latin alphabet|
Japanese scripts (Kanji, Hiragana, Katakana)
|Indonesian • Korean • Malay • Reatinese • Spanish|
∟2.6% Other Asian
∟1.6% Other European
8.1% Indigenous Craftian
0.8% Pacific Islander
|Government||Federal parliamentary republic|
|- President||Melati Tjandra|
|- Prime Minister||Lewis Terrys|
|- Deputy Prime Minister||Natalie Wang-Lee|
|- Speaker of the House||Madelyn Ching|
|- Upper house||Senate|
|- Lower house||House of|
|- Kingdom of Reatina||326|
|- Empire of Reatina||1447|
|- Kingdom of Craftia||1805|
| - Annexed by the|
|1 March 1892|
|- Self-government||25 March 1945|
|- Autonomy||1 January 1987|
|- Independence from the Miners Republic||16 September 1987|
|- Reunification||20 May 2004|
|- 2073 estimate||27,334,351|
|- 2072 census||24,457,080|
|Currency||Craftian Dollar (CRD)|
|Drives on the||left|
Craftia (/krɑːftɪə/ krahf-ti-ə), officially the Republic of Craftia, is an island country located in southern Lantara. It constitutes the islands of Craftia (the mainland) and Lumina. It shares maritime borders with Loland to the north and Miners Republic to the north-west.
Various indigenous tribes have occupied the island of Craftia for at least 2100 years and the island of Lumina for at least 1800 years, when they migrated southwards to the islands from the Loland archipelago and the Lantaran mainland. The tribes on the island of Craftia share a common language known as Reatinese, which differs from the indigenous Luminese language on Lumina. The indigenous Craftians lived on the island, traditionally known as "Reatina", with relative peace until the fourth century CE, when the island was taken over by various empires. Political instability wracked the island for centuries before the Empire of Reatina was established in 1447. At this point in time the island was shared by the Reatinese and various East Asian ethnicities.
In 1805, the nation was reformed as the Kingdom of Craftia after the monarchy abandoned its isolationist policy and started trade and bilateral relations with foreign powers. The island still continued to struggle with conflict from external forces, especially the newly socialist Miners Republic, which invaded and annexed the island in 1892. Craftia was ruled by the Marxist-Leninist state as an overseas territory with a governor as head of government until 1945, when limited self-government was achieved, and the territory became the Province of Craftia.
Political turmoil began to stir in the 1960s and 1970s with the rise of Craftian nationalism and separatism, which broke out into low-level guerrilla conflict in 1978. The lengthy Craftian War of Independence (1978–1987) severely damaged Craftia's economy and infrastructure, and in 1984 the island was split into eastern and western zones to curb the escalating conflict between the Minean forces and the Craftian Revolutionary Army.
On September 16, 1987, the eastern half of the island gained de jure independence from the Miners Republic as the Republic of Craftia after the war and a period as an autonomous region. West Craftia remained under the control of the Miners Republic until 1992. Reunification with the Republic of West Craftia occurred on 20 May 2004. Since the decolonisation of the island, Craftia has maintained a steady federal liberal democratic political system now comprising nine states and two territories. Civic participation in elections and referendums is extremely high; voter turnout remains at approximately 95% on average.
The population of 24.4 million is highly urbanised, and approximately 17.5% of the population lives in the largest city, Notchropolis. The population of Craftia is heavily concentrated along the coast and in the northern and eastern states, is highly multicultural, and ethnically, linguistically and religiously diverse. The federal government's long-standing policies of multiculturalism and an open-door immigration and refugee policy has resulted in high ethnic and religious tolerance. The country is regarded as highly liberal and socially progressive, having fully legalised abortion in 1989, same-sex marriage in 2007, voluntary euthanasia in 2023 and recreational marijuana in 2040. Free healthcare and education is provided to all citizens.
The nation is officially trilingual – English, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese share equal status constitutionally, and an additional five languages, including Reatinese, are recognised as national minority languages. English remains Craftia's de facto lingua franca and most prominent language due to its heavy use in public, commercial and educational life – a remnant of British colonialism. More than 90% of Craftians are fluent in English and 47% speak it at home.
Craftia is a highly developed country with a stable mixed-market economy, having recovered significantly since the end of the Craftian War of Independence. Throughout the early 21st century, the country achieved considerable prosperity, undergoing rapid industrialisation, technological innovation and development and maintaining exceptionally high growth rates from the 2000s to the 2030s, parallel with neighbouring Loland, South Tendos. The rapid development of these countries led to the three becoming known as the Southern Lantaran Tigers. Craftia measures high on international measurements of government stability and transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, education, economic freedom, inclusiveness, tolerance and personal rights. Craftia has been ranked within the top eight positions in the Democracy Index since its inception in 2045. Craftia is a founding member of the Association of Southern Lantaran Nations. Today, Craftia is an influential nation in the world, mainly due to its efficient democratic government, stable economy, years of prosperity and stability, and inclusive progressive values.
The name Craftia has been in use to describe the island since the early 19th century. It was shortlisted in the 1805 Referendum as one of the choices for a name for the newly founded Kingdom of Craftia. The other choices were Jinsong, Xuana, Terratina and Mindilia. The name Craftia was chosen with 58% of the vote. Previously, the island was known as Reatina and has been historically been named this since antiquity. Reatina means 'beautiful' land in Reatinese, the indigenous language of Craftia. Craftia is a romanisation of the Reatinese word kurafta, meaning 'freedom of the people'.
Early history (pre-empire era, pre-1447)
The island of Craftia has been inhabited for at least 2100 years, with the earliest establishments built circa 100 BCE. Early indigenous Reatinese tribes were scattered across the island. Qwertopolis, the first city, being established in 58 CE. The Kingdom of 'Reatina' (beautiful land in Reatinese), was established in 326 CE.
The island suffered from invasions by the Silong Kingdom and Miners Empire throughout the first millenium. It was also annexed to the Infiniminers Empire during the entire 5th century, which started colonisation and caused massive destruction of indigenous Reatinese culture.
Towards the end of the kingdom's rule, a large wave of Asian immigrants, mainly Chinese, settled on the island, leading to the Reatinan Rebellion of 1446.
Empire era (1447 - 1805)
After the rebellion, the kingdom became an empire in 1447. Problems arose within the empire as the Miners Republic constantly invaded the island. The Empire of Reatina collapsed in the late 18th century, leading to more conflict. By 1805, the extremely weak nation of Reatina suffered from a disastrously inflated economy, low population, poverty and famine. The Kingdom of Craftia was established with the renaming of Reatina on April 10, 1805.
Monarchy era (1805 - 1892)
This improved kingdom fared much better than its predecessor. The previously ruling Xuan Dynasty reformed the government, changing the empire into a monarch (retaining the Empire of Craftia name). The dynasty was quickly overthrown by the Clarendon House during the Clarendon Revolution in 1810. New governments were implemented, banning non-European immigration to the country, in an attempt to curtail the majority Asian population. As a result, many Craftian nationals of Asian descent left the island for neighbouring Loland, which had no such policies or problems with government.
Annexation to the Miners Republic (1892 - 1987)
Communist era (1892 - 1945)
The monarchy of Craftia was annexed to the Miners Republic in 1892 after a well-hidden invasion took place. The nation quickly fell apart under the control of the Miners Republic as further reforms of government occurred. The government of the Miners Republic, which was predominantly Chinese at the time, reinstated Mandarin as a compulsory language.
Provincial era (1945 - 1987)
The Territory of Craftia gained autonomy of sorts in 1945, paving the way for freedom from many of the restraints of the Miners Republic. A democratic parliament was established and communism was overthrown, though this lead to another policy forcing Asians out of the country in fear of the Miners Republic.
After several attempts to gain independence, the Craftian War of Independence broke out in 1978, resulting in a nine-year war between the two conflicting countries. During the war, in 1984, the island was partitioned into East (the modern states of Jebsten, Addams, Meyang, Berhardsson and the BCT), and West Craftia (the modern states of Western Craftia, Kagstron, Lumina, Wintaro and Jagsland). East and West Craftia were occupied by the Craftian and Minean armies respectively. By the end of 1984, the war was tipping in favour towards the Craftian army, supported by more countries than the Miners Republic. A treaty made by the Miners Republic was signed in December 1986 to stop the war. On January 1, 1987, the Miners Republic relinquished control of most of the Craftian mainland, and East Craftia became the Autonomous Region of Craftia, with its own Prime Minister (Lachlan Charles), while the Miners Republic remained in control of the remnants of West Craftia (today's Western Craftia and Lumina), and renamed it as the Province of West Craftia (which itself would gain independence in 1992 as the Republic of West Craftia). The Autonomous Region of Craftia was almost completely recognised worldwide as an independent nation and not an autonomous region of the Miners Republic.
Independence and the modern day (1987 - present)
After pressure from the UN towards the Miners Republic, the Autonomous Region of Craftia officially gained independence on September 16, 1987 and was renamed the Republic of Craftia. Six new states were drafted (Addams, Jagsland, Jebsten, Kagstron, Meyang and Wintaro) from old county divisions and districts, and finalised. The largest city at the time, Notchropolis, was established as a provisional capital until the completion of the planned proper capital, Bankera.
The Bankera Capital Territory was declared a territory in 2001 with the moving of the capital city from Notchropolis to Bankera. Neighbouring West Craftia (including Lumina) remained in the territory of the Miners Republic until 1992, when it became independent. In 2004, after negotiations between governments, West Craftia was peacefully reunited with East Craftia and became the seventh state (and renamed Western Craftia), while the entire island was renamed Craftia. The region of Berhardsson was declared the eighth state in 2017 and the island of Lumina (formerly part of Western Craftia) seceded from Western Craftia and became the ninth state in 2022. No changes to the state borders have been made since.
Largest cities and towns of Craftia
According to the 2072 census, approximately 92% of the population of Craftia was human, 5% were testificates, 2% pigmen and 1% creepers. 74% of humans in Craftia identified themselves as Craftian, 13% Minean, 7% Lolandese, 2% Tendoan and 4% other.
Human ethnicity and ancestry
As humans do not originate from the planet of Minearth, their ethnicity and ancestry is much more diverse than the native inhabitants. In the 2072 census, humans could nominate up to two choices for family ancestry.
|Ancestry||North Coast||East Coast||Western|
The official languages of Craftia, as stated by the government, are English, Mandarin and Bahasia Indonesia, though most written language is only in English.
The first official languages were Mandarin and Japanese (used interchangeably), with the earliest reports stating they became official in the 15th century, though Japanese eventually fell out of use by the 17th century. English has been an official language since 1805 with the beginning of the Clarendon Dynasty. Mandarin was removed as a language around this time with several new policies banning immigration from 'Asiatic' countries, coming into place. After the invasion by the Miners Republic in 1892 and the annexation of Craftia, Mandarin was once again reinstated as an official language, while English was retained and Reatinese was banned. In 1945, while it was used in the rest of the Miners Republic, Mandarin was banned by the reformed government in Craftia. After the independence of Craftia in 1987, Mandarin and Japanese were added, as recognised regional languages in 2012 and were instated as official languages in 2064. In the same year, Reatinese was reinstated as a regional language (having being stripped of its status by the Miners Republic in 1899), and Indonesian, Malay, Korean and Spanish were added as regional languages.
As of 2070, approximately 50-60% of written language (e.g. signage) is bilingual (English and Mandarin), and approximately 30-40% of written language is trilingual (English, Mandarin and Japanese). Reatinese is the official indigenous language of the land. The graph below shows the percentage of various languages spoken at home, according to the 2072 census.
The graph below shows what percentage of the population can understand the major languages, according to the 2072 census.
Craftia has no state religion, as the Craftian Constitution prohibits the federal government from establishing a state religion, impose any religious practices, or prohibit the free exercise or observance of any religion. The graph below shows the percentage of various religions, according to the 2072 census.
States and territories
Craftia has nine states: Jebsten (JS), Addams (AD), Meyang (MY), Berhardsson (BE), Jagsland (JL), Wintaro (WT), Western Craftia (WC), Kagstron (KT) and Lumina (LM), one internal territory: Bankera Capital Territory (BCT), and one external territory: Craftian Island Territories (CIT). Each state and territory has its own parliament, government and constitution.
|Flag||Name||Abbrev.||Type||Statehood||Capital||Largest city|| Population|
| Highest point|
| Jenson Wills|
| Mt. Wilson|
| Bankera Capital Territory|
| Kelly Farhem|
| Charles Heights|
| Peter Undell|
| Mt. Tinyadanka|
| Craftian Island Territories|
| Martin Baffin|
| Mt. Beringer|
| Brianna Norton|
| Mt. Worden|
| Dave Herijanto|
| Sun Valley Peak|
| Alexandra Chen|
| Keeper's Mountain|
| Luke Simpson|
| Zeta Plateau|
|MY||State||1987||Troll City|| 3,492,560|
| Stephen Pham|
| Mt. Punchbowl|
| Western Craftia|
| Violet Zhang|
| Mt. Nina|
| Harry Delano|
| Mt. Sandy-Moner|
Craftia's major roads (including motorways and some highways) are built, owned and maintained by the NRMA. Local governments are in charge of all other roads which in some cases lead to a slightly tangled network. This has been noted by the federal government, though no plans have been made to 'untangle' the system.
Public transport has only recently been widely used - this is due to increasing congestion on roads and new transport infrastructure.
Public transport networks
Most major cities in Craftia have public transport networks. Bankera, Grumbroe and Pallsburg are the only Craftian capital cities without multi-modal networks (though more networks are under construction). The vast majority of smaller cities and towns in Craftia rely entirely on buses.
In the table below, green indicates a fully operational mode or system, while yellow denotes a partially operational mode or a mode under construction/planning. Grey indicates a lack of that particular mode.
Education in Craftia
Education in Craftia is provided by the Federal Government, with a national curriculum that is followed the the schooling system. The school system comprises of the first two tiers of the education system, with the third tier being higher education. See Education in Craftia for more info.