The Republic of Khazaria
Unicameral presidential republic.
The Independence Party is the dominant political party in the country, holding 96 out of 120 seats in the Mecilis (parliament).
>head of state
The President is head of state and head of government. Since 1991, the position has been held by Mansur Sultan.
Akyar a.k.a Sevastopol.
The official language of the government is Oghuric. Turkish is widely spoken.
By presidential decree in 1992, it was made illegal to speak Russian. This is a part of the de-sovietification policy that the ruling party has been employing since the independence of Khazaria.
>ethnic and religious composition
Khazaria has 7 million inhabitants. Most of the country's population are Khazar. Despite massive deportations in the 90's, a small Russian minority (~5%) still exists in the country.
Sunni Islam is the dominant religion in the country, followed by Judaism and Tengrism.
The Republic of Khazaria is the successor to the medieval Khazar Khaganate. After the collapse of the USSR in 1991, the Khazar SSR became the independent Republic of Khazaria.
Khazaria has a comparatively weak military. Military service is voluntary.
Khazar Defence Forces consist of ground forces, navy and air force.
The ground forces have 40 000 active personnel, 160 tanks, 1130 armored vehicles, 300 self propelled artillery and 900 towed artillery.
The navy has 6 000 active personnel, 3 destroyers, 2 frigates, 5 corvettes and 28 patrol boats.
The air force has 10 000 active personnel, 26 fighters, 15 transport aircraft, 70 helicopters and 35 attack helicopters.
>economy (how industrialised it is, etc.)
The economy is a free market. The country's industry is heavily dependent on the agrarian sector. Khazaria exports sunflower seeds, barley, wheat, maize and potatoes, among others. Urbanization is at a berry low rate; the capital and largest city Akyar has a population of just 500 000.
1 Yarmaq = 100 Piastres
>foreign policy (immigration, etc.)
Irredentist sentiment is high among the population, who consider the ancestral lands of ancient Khazaria to be rightfully theirs. Not just sentimental, but economic motives are behind a policy set on expanding the Republic: More land means more farms.
Citizenship can be acquired via naturalization by anyone except ethnic Russians. Khazar families will often send their children abroad to study, since the country to date has no universities of its own.
The country is looking for good friends and partners on the international stage.
>future goals of the government
The government, led by Mansur Sultan, aims to restore the former glory of the Khazar Khaganate by emphasizing the importance of protecting Khazar culture, language and customs and by expanding the borders of the Republic.
>what life is like for the average citizen
Most citizens live in big families in the countryside, working on large farms. In the last 30 years, the population increased by two million; this is due to the rise of birth rates after the fall of communism. People in general are berry optimistic and lead simple, but happy lives.