|State of Eilat|
Location of Eilat within Hedjaz
|Largest city||(same as above)|
|Official languages||Kadosh • Beidar|
|Ethnic groups||72% Kadosh • 19% Beidar • 9% Other|
|Government||Unitary parliamentary republic|
• Prime Minister
• Independence Declared
|August November 2, 1955|
• Eilai-Beidar Peace Treaty
|December September 15, 1983|
|2,653,129 km2 (1,024,379 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
• 2014 estimate
• 2010 census
|GDP (PPP)||2014 estimate|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2013 estimate|
• Per capita
very high · n/a
|Drives on the||right|
Eilat, Officially the State of Eilat (Kadosh: , Beidar:) is a Central-Althenian nation, bordered to the west by Abbasid, north by _____, and borders the Jaffa Strait and the ____ Sea to the south. With an estimated population of 13 million, Eilat is the 3rd most populous country in the region. Eilat's financial center is Yafo, while the country's capital and largest city is Eliakim. Despite the state's small territory, it contains many diverse geographical features.
Geography and climate
The constitution of Eilat established a government under the framework of a parliamentary republic, with universal suffrage. The prime minister is elected by the 320 member Misrah, which also governs Eilat. The prime minister is usually the leader of the largest party in the Misrah. For most of Eilat's history, it has been governed by a coalition of parties. Elections occur once every four years, unless a vote of no confidence is occurs earlier. The president is elected through direct elections, but has largely ceremonial roles.
The military of Eilat is responsible for defending the people, and borders of the nation. The EDF has consistently been ranked as the most battle ready army in the world. It was founded in 1952, at the beginning of the Eilai War of Independence, mainly consisting of Jewish militants. At the conclusion of the state of war in 1956, the militias were reorganized into the Eilat Defense Force by the prime minister. From 1963 to 1983 it served as the main peace keeping force within Eilat, due to tense conflicts between religious and ethnic groups. In 1970 the EDF invaded the Republic of Abbasid, as part of a plan to overthrow President Faisal and restore the Abbsaidi monarchy. Although the Eilai forces captured Rashaya and successfully prevented an invasion of Eilat, it failed to achieve the main goals of the war. The failure of the EDF led to the rise of right wing politicians that engaged in the rapid modernization of the military, while also setting off an arms race with the Republic of Abbasid.
The arms race ended with the restoration of Abbasid's monarchy in 1982, but the EDF continued it's expansion. Eilat is now considered a regional power, rivaling that of Abbasid, with the potential to become a great power. Eilat has the world's highest GDP to military expenditure in the world. Most Eilai, men and women, are drafted into the army at age 18, due to conscription. The large population imbalance between Eilat and it's neighbors (especially Abbasid) has created the need for a large military force as a deterrent. As a result, the EDF maintains a active force of 300,000 soldiers, with over 750,000 reservists.
Due to Eilat's relatively isolated position after the invasion of Abbasid, it produces 90% of the high tech military gear used by it's military. In 2009 the country launched the Iron Arrow anti-ballistic missile system, one of the few operation systems in the world. In 1996 Eilat and Abbasid successfully formed the joint Alaam space program, launching their first reconnaissance satellite, while greatly increasing their cooperation. Peace and stability in Hedjaz is highly dependent on the relationship between Eilat and Abbasid. Since the beginning of the 21st century the two countries have stepped up their effort to maintain close relations with each other and maintain Hedjaz's peaceful enviorment.