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Flag of Paronia
location in region
Location of Paronia in Banaanvraag
Region Banaanvraag
Role Homeland Officer
Motto Blue is the magic number
Capital Manpanche
Currency Paronian coupon
Animal Icecube
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NationStates Paronia

The Free Land of Paronia (Paronian: ᐸᕉᓃᐋ [paˌry:ˈni:a:]) is a nation in Banaanvraag.



Paronia originated as a collection of tribes south of the mountain range that currently separates Paronia from the Pumbflorkian desert. They lived in separate settlements with no central government. There are 47 known tribes; most of them were located along the southern coast. Some could be found in the woods and other settlements were located closer to the mountain range. Although the tribes did not have a central government, they did trade goods among each other. Recorded history for these tribes starts around 500 BCE and consisted mostly of trade logs. Tribesmen used stone tablets to count goods and communicate prices. Trade relied mostly on goods as there was no central currency. Shells were seen as valuable in northern tribes while certain stones were valuable in the southern tribes. The tribes were known to verbally communicate among each other using a universal language. Tablets were found from around 200 BCE that appeared to use basic shapes to communicate language. These symbols were similar to the current Paronian language.


First contact with the outside world happened around 100 BCE. Sprosian explorers ventured into the wooded areas in search of resources. Trade ensued between the eastern tribes and nearby Sprosian cities. Sprose was much more technologically advanced than the Paronian tribes. The tribesmen realised the good this technology could do for their people. After long negotiations between tribe leaders and Sprosian officials, the tribes decided to come together and join Sprose as the province of Paronia in the year 83 BCE.

Early government

The province of Paronia agreed to let Sprose exploit the fertile land if the Sprosian government provided technology and infrastructure in return. Paronia adopted Sprose's laws and currency. The two parties also agreed to let the Paronian people have some degree of autonomy over the region. The regional government consisted of one representative of each tribe and was aptly named the council of Paronia. The council voted on resolutions regarding intra-Paronian trade, infrastructure and the distribution of funds from Sprose. The council would also settle disputes of the Paronian people.

The people of Paronia very much lived in a bubble. They knew Sprose was taking large amounts of their resources but they did not know where they were going. However, Sprose did give them luxuries in return. The people felt autonomous and were happy to retain their own culture while technology was rapidly advancing under the influence of Sprose.


As more and more resources were disappearing into Sprose, the people of Paronia grew weary of Sprose. With the power of their advancing technology, some curious Paronians decided to investigate. The council eventually learned about the ongoing war between Sprose, Homskili and Waffia in 25 BCE. The council of Paronia met in the middle of the night upon learning this. The majority of council members strongly disagreed with this use of Paronian resources. The council decided that Paronia should secede from Sprose and become independent. Sprose did not agree to this proposition. Paronian resources were much too valuable to Sprose in their time of war. Sprose saw no other outcome than to occupy Paronia. As Paronia previously had no need for a military, resistance was weak. The entire province could be occupied by a minimal amount of Sprosian forces in only four days. Sprose saw the Paronian people as traitors and ruled over the province with an iron fist. Most resources would go straight to Sprose to fund the war. Private enterprise was outlawed. There were no shops, only official Sprosian distribution centres. Paronians would go to these distribution centres with coupons to retrieve their ration of food. These coupons would later become the offical currency of Paronia.


The council of Paronia went into hiding. They had no power over the region so they could not do much. The best they could do was keep the Paronian spirit alive. They distibuted newspapers in secret. These would detail news about the war and the current activities of the resistance. Many of Paronia's people joined the resistance. Individuals couldn't do much as they would easily be spotted by Sprosian guards but as a group they were more capable. The resistance had its own flag, which is still used today. The flag shows a sun rising above the sea, representing a new dawn without Sprosian oppression. It inspired faith in the Paronian people and kept alive the hope that Paronia would be independent one day.

As the resistance kept growing, the resistance grew bolder. They would pull of heists to steal coupons from Sprosian transports and they would eventually even steal food from distribution centres. Even though the resistance was very well known among Paronians, they could not organise public events or protests. Sprosian police presence was overwhelming, and public events would only result in arrests and executions. It might also reveal the current location of the resistance.


In the year 0, the war finally ended. What was left of the council of Paronia initiated negotiations with Sprose. Sprose decided it no longer had use for Paronian resources and agreed to grant Paronia independence.


Paronia is located on the western part of the Banaanvraag mainland. Nomundo can be found north west of Paronia, Pumbflork to the north, Sprose to the south east and Mau-tler to the south.