Geography of Yuzoa (Project Regenesis)

Geography of Yuzoa (Project Regenesis)


This is Yuzoa. It is a planet populated by basically all
the same kinds of life that populate Earth (in terms of basically everything other than
culture and history, just pretend that it’s Earth, but with arbitrarily different landmasses). Of course, one glaring difference from our
Earth is that most of Yuzoa’s land is made up of one continent, that being the supercontinent
of Ukes, all surrounded by the Ofaran Ocean. Ukes is home to 7.2 billion people, with only
200 million living on the other islands. Also, here’s a Köppen climate map for all
you nerds out there (thanks to Sam Aronow for that by the way, go subscribe to his channel). There are also other smaller landmasses, including
the island of Saeoria, the Kamana Archipelago, and the pretentiously-named island of Grand
Zavira. Of course, just because the world is now a
supercontinent doesn’t mean that there aren’t huge geographic divides. For geographic simplicity, Ukes is traditionally
divided into three regions: Drua, the Ikuni Plains, and the Tari Peninsula, with these
regions being separated from one another by mountains and deserts. Starting in Drua, we see the Nulunian nations,
Fostaria, Ukraystrus, Libion, Khavaria, Gochtaria, Ghawasanea, Grayia, and Cyrwthye. In the far northern reaches we see the five
Nulu Republics of Nulunia, West Nulunia, Odenheis, Krigeria, and the city-state of Fja. These five countries all have a more or less
similar history and culture to each-other, starting as a group of fur hunters on the
Great Northern Lakes, though have never been truly under one united government, at least
not if you count the Great Northern Economic League, a trading bloc established between
the five. The big power on Drua however is the Federation
of Libion, a multicultural federation established around 800 years ago as a union of several
different city-states within the area. Nowadays, Libion is the dominant power of
Drua and is arguably a world superpower. Ikuna– separated from Drua by the Sura Mountains–
is the biggest and by far most populous region on the planet. Within Ikuna are the Maximedian Lakes, them
being Lakes Illus, Kuzyl and Tarea, and the Mazan Sea. These lakes virtually changed the face of
the Ikuni Plain civilizations, and have been a hotspot for civilizations since the dawn
of agriculture. Much of the region was once under the control
of many different empires, the most prolific of which being the Kori Empire, which thrived
for over 1,000 years before coming to an abrupt ending in the early 2nd century (yeah by the
way, we’re just going to use Gregorian dates to keep things simple. Assume it’s also 2019 on Yuzoa). The Kori Empire was centered in the capital
city of Korsus, which is now the capital city of Ebrua, a nation relatively recently formed
out of Suseva, today often said to be one of the most highly advanced cultures in the
world, with a long history of exploration and technological development. East from them is Rekkia, the kingdom which
ended the Kori Empire before themselves being split up and put back together. The Pataga Republic, Greater Palantinian Republic,
Artegia, and Krapati to the north are all part of the Alliance of the Orient, an economic/political
alliance formed in 1895 as a kind of mutual defense and trade bloc. Ebrua and Silang’guba are also observer
states of the Alliance. They even have their own currency, known as
the Oriental Jade. To the north of the Maximedian Lakes is Ahtalstan,
a massive desert nation home mainly to the Ahtal and also to the Trakhan, a horseback
culture indigenous to the steppes of their own homeland, Trakhaniye. The Most Serene Republic of Barrion once had
a small colonial empire, having reached its territorial height in 1890, though nowadays
mostly remains neutral and non-confrontational in their actions. Moving to the northwest and toward the coast
on the Markazi Sea, we see Greater Ohuryean Technocracy, nestled within the Sura Mountains. Now a technocracy refers to a republic in
which representatives are selected primarily through their expertise in particular fields
(namely science and technology), thus in the GOT the right to vote is only given to those
deemed knowledgeable in a particular field. To the south of Ohuryea is Bazia, a nation
which has very closely clung to the culture of the Kori Empire, often liking themselves
as a successor to the Empire. Now we reach the Tari Peninsula, home to just
five nations: Danellia, Situresk, Chayan, and Carparia. Danellia is a coastal nation made up of several
different sections dotting the West Ikuni coast. The nation was once a colony of the nearby
island nation of Saeoria, which itself was settled in the 4th century BC by refugees
from the Markazi Empire in its final days, during the Siege of Iskandar by the Kori Empire. Once there, they assimilated with the natives
and eventually created their own, quite isolatory nation. Well, except for the Saoerian Reconquista
which created Danellia in the first place. Situresk is a somewhat newer nation founded
by the Situresks, a formerly tribal country who developed into a kingdom of their own
in the last 500 years, eventually being granted their own sovereign country after the Nine
Years’ War, a major war fought throughout the whole world (yeah, it’s basically both
world wars put into one. There are a lot of parallels here, you’re
not just seeing stuff). Carparia is a massive and powerful nation
which commands a lot of power over their corner of Ukes, being one of the world’s superpower
nations. Their capital city is Wila, and the country
of Carparia was founded in the 1750’s actually by a group of colonists from the Metillic
Empire. Through years of war and conquest, Carparia
eventually grew to encompass most of the Tari Peninsula and today is a very diverse federation,
mainly consisting of Carparians, Situresks, and Tui-La, a largely tribal culture that
lives off the Southern Ocean, frequently establishing bases in the southern ice caps. They’re totally schooling the government-funded
scientists in their space-age bases. The one place Carparia was never able to incorporate
however was Chayan, a small yet highly divided and often unstable country kind of jutting
off from the Tari Peninsula. Previous attempts from Carparia to conquer
Chayan have ended… less than fortunately. Chayan is quite culturally different from
the rest of the Tari Peninsula too, and their origins have been somewhat of a mystery to
anthropologists. Lastly, just so we don’t leave them out,
we also have the island nations of Kamanaia (Kamana’aora), Dafabid, and the Grand Zaviran
nations of Tir Zavira and Barkalor. Kamana’aora is a nation based on the Kamana
archipelago, often hailed as the descendants of the Palagan Empire, which thrived at around
the same time the Kori Empire did, and should not be confused with Pataga. Dafabid is a country not far off the coast
from Drua whose culture largely stems from the ancient Dafabs. Finally, Tir Zavira and Barkalor are two quite
culturally similar nations who share the island of Grand Zavira like two conjoined twins who
don’t really want much to do with each-other. So please let me know what you all think about
this! If you want to find out more about this world,
and maybe even contribute to the project, feel free to check out the wiki in the top
of the description. This isn’t going to become a worldbuilding
channel any time soon, but I’m personally having a lot of fun with this project, and
would really like to move it further, especially as a way to talk about how different aspects
of geopolitics work in the real world. I’ll be making a follow-up video about the
history of Yuzoa in a couple weeks, though I might even make it next week if this video
does well enough (keep in mind, these videos pay for my bills, so if too many videos tank
in a row, I’m kind of screwed. Sponsors, please get in touch [also, did you
know I have a Patreon?]). Also, do not be surprised if this video gets
outdated pretty damn quick, it’s an evolving scenario that we’re all still working on. Thanks for watching, and once again if you
want to be a part of this project, do be sure to check out the wiki and join the KhAnubis
Discord server, which is where all the planning is really taking place. Man, I really haven’t given them a shout-out
in a while. Anyways, please be sure to give this video
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