Since the People’s Republic of Olvana is the largest country in the region in terms of size and population and with an intent to serve as the regional hegemon, Olvana maintains the largest military in the Pacific. The Olvana People’s Army (OPA) is composed of not only a land force, as the Olvana People’s Navy (OPN) and Olvana People’s Air Force (OPAF) are subordinate to the OPA. Olvana attempts to influence the region by the deployment of advisors to various countries and the sale of military weapons to their allies. Today, the Olvanan Communist Party seeks to change some traditions while preserving others, such as the family structure and culture of obedience to the state as being integral to society.
Modern Olvana emerged in the early 20th century from the ashes of nearly three millennia of imperial dynastic rule. Following a turbulent and highly destructive 19th century, the Republic of Olvana was declared in 1912 and consolidated over the next two decades. However, the Republic was beset early in its life by two powerful but opposing forces - Communists and imperialists from both Europe and Asia. Following yet another period of destructive wars through the mid-20th-century, the Republic was severely weakened both financially and militarily. Communists intensified their campaign, and, with the help of the Donovia, took control of Olvana after a years-long struggle now known as the Olvanan Civil War. On November 1st, 1951, the People’s Republic of Olvana was declared by Olvanan Communist Party Chairman Chang Ze, establishing the present-day political body that rules Olvana.
Since Olvana is the largest country in terms of size and population in the region and with an intent to serve as the regional hegemon, Olvana maintains the largest military in the Pacific region. The Olvana People’s Army (OPA) is composed of not only a land force, but the Olvana People’s Navy (OPN) and Olvana People’s Air Force (OPAF) are subordinate to the OPA. Olvana attempts to influence the region by the deployment of advisors to various countries and the sale of military weapons to their allies.
Over the last half-century, Olvana has gradually reformed agriculture, foreign trade, foreign investments, and liberalization of prices. These reforms, coupled with cheap labor and mass industrialization, allowed Olvana to become a major trading partner with the world. The resultant economic growth raised the country from one of the poorest underdeveloped nations to one of the world’s leading economic superpowers. However, in recent years, Olvana has renewed its support for state-owned enterprises in sectors it considers important to "economic security”, explicitly looking to foster globally competitive national champions. This reversal of policy began with reining in private decision-making capability and purges in the roles of state-owned enterprises under guise of anti-corruption. Significant policy adjustments are required in order for Olvana to sustain its growth. A major factor is that, historically speaking, transitioning from middle-income to high-income status can be more difficult than moving up from low to middle income.
Olvana maintains a large information environment, with its internet industries counted among the worlds most active. Olvana is, however, one of the world’s most restrictive media environments. Their INFOWAR capability is highly developed and world-leading in a number of critical areas. Olvana utilizes the full range of INFOWAR operations to present a credible peer-level threat. Olvana’s INFOWAR is directed towards information detection sources, information channels, and information-processing and decision making systems. The ultimate goal is to gain information superiority against the threat, disrupt the threat’s information control capabilities, and maintain and protect its own information systems and capabilities.
The Olvana infrastructure is modern and continues to improve as the urbanization continues. Significant emphasis is placed on the modernizing of the infrastructure in the past 20 years. Olvana has a state of the art mass transit system. The Olvanan government continues to subsidize the mass transit system to increase ridership and decrease congestion on the roads and air pollution. Airports range from large international airports that can handle almost any aircraft currently in production to small-unimproved dirt strips. Seaports are modern and can handle all modern cargo vessels. The country recently suffered from high levels of pollution in the urban areas and the government has made policies to combat pollution in urban environments. Air pollution has improved significantly but ground and water pollution are still way above acceptable western levels.
Olvana is a large country located in eastern Asia that borders three major bodies of water: the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea, and the South China Sea. The country’s terrain varies from high mountains and green plateaus to river valleys and deltas, with climates ranging from tropical to semiarid to sub-alpine. Multiple natural hazards exits, resulting from Olvana’s geology, weather, native wildlife, and human activ
Olvanans see time as a precious resource, which is extremely important, as such they frequently apologize for taking up someone's time and will happily conduct many types of business/activity at the same time. They do not accept tardiness and will often arrive 30 minutes prior to an agreed time. Olvana sits within the Olvanan Time Zone (OTZ) which is seven hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)/Coordinated Universal Time (UTC); they do not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST).