|Sublime Republic Of Venediciya
|Seen in||Iron and Blood 2|
|Motto: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Gracious|
|Ethnic groups||Turkish, Greek, Kurdish, Nubian|
|Religion||Islam (Sunni, Shia), Christianity|
Venediciya (Turkish: Venedicıya), officially the Sublime Republic Of Venediciya (Cumhuriyet ʿAliyye-yi Venedicıya) is a South American nation situated along the southern coast of the Caribbean Sea continuing along into the North Atlantic. It also controls land on the west of the continent bordering the Pacific Sea.
Formally a colony settled in 1522 by the Ottoman Empire, independence was declared as the empire disintegrated. The nation covers 3 former Ottoman islets which were integrated when the empire could no longer support them. Its capital, New Karaman (Real Life Cumana) is a large and important port in the area, being used to support the Turkish navies in the Atlantic.
The dominant export of the area is coffee which is harvested by slaves captured from Africa and Europe by the Ottomans. Sunni Islam is the dominant religion with only small packets of Christians and Shi'a practitioners. There is still native peoples, however they mostly live in the dense jungles on the southern edges of the nation.
It is not known how many people lived in Venediciya before the Ottoman Conquest; it may have been around a million people. The number was much reduced after the Conquest, mainly through the spread of new diseases. There were two main north-south axes of pre-Columbian population, producing maize in the west and manioc in the east. In the 16th century when Ottoman colonization began in Venediciyian territory, the population of several indigenous peoples such as the Mariches (descendants of the Caribes) declined. Historians have proposed many reasons for this decline, including exposure to European diseases and the systematic elimination of indigenous tribes for control of resources valued. Native caciques (leaders) such as Guaicaipuro (c. 1530–1568) and Tamanaco (died 1573) attempted to resist Ottoman incursions, but the newcomers ultimately subdued them.
In 1499 the Venediciyian in the region was first discovered by Piri Reis in his first visit to the region landing on an island off the coast he noticed the large amount of pearls which the natives were harvesting and when he returns are suggested settling the lands and to gather the riches. On visiting on the mainland and he was reminded of the city of Venice due to the vast amount of rivers and so named the nation after it. The first settlement was created in 1522 by a mixture of adventure seeking men and missionaries looking to spread Islam to the natives. To begin with these settlements were unsuccessful suffering from constant attacks from natives and struggling to cultivate anything. The Ottomans became more focused in their holdings in Yeni Adana and Venediciya was neglected for the next century.
With the introduction of slavery and crops such as coffee and sugar being planted in the area it began to become an important region for the Ottomans and in 1640 the region as well as the two neighbouring Ottoman colonies became their own eyelets. It continued to grow in power and wealth after this with almost the monopoly on the sale of cocoa beans. By 1720 it ports had been opened to ships of any nationality and it was becoming an intellectual powerhouse with its own university. Throughout the 1700 it became more a more independent with its own law courts and Parliament.