|Anthem||Viola National Anthem|
|Head of government||President Marco Brancusi|
|Language/Ethnic Groups||Violan, Italian, German|
Viola became a prosperous colony, since it had lots of natural resources. The rich merchants and colonial authorities became very rich off of this, but the commoners remained very poor. In 1599, the people revolted agains the Sardinian colonists. After five years, the people finally removed the Sardinians, with a decisive victory at Marenco.
In the early 17th Century, Present-day Viola was actually several smaller states under an alliance.It was only until King Charles I of Viola and his descendants, through marriage and warfare, united the warring states into a single country. The kingdom thrived and was at peace with its neighbor Vistania for many years. When the monarchy was overthrown there, Viola had some unrest. In 1909, communist Yuri Umendi took control of the government, and passed it on to his son, Yuri Umendi II. He was a ruthless man who ended up financing communist raids in Vistania and took over Noel in the 1930s. He was assassinated in 1972. In 1982, the Congress of Viola gave Noel its independence.
Cities and States in Viola
See also: Commune
Viola is split into eight communes. One is a principality and one is a metropolitan area. Viola also has two exclaves, Insenatura and Ormidia (an enclave in Vistania located 3 miles from the Violan border).
See also: List of Elections in Viola
Since the 1920s, Viola has been a very liberal country. With the end of Yuri Umendi II's communist regime in 1973, democracy was established, but both the communists and fascists are not allowed to participate. The main parties in Viola are the Liberal Party of Viola, Liberal Christian Party, SDP, Labor Party and the Conservative Alliance.
In the Congress of Viola, there are 100 seats. Out of those hundred, 16 are allocated to Brancusi Commune and Colfazio Commune; 10 to Metropolitan Brancusi, Marnenburg Commune and Ravenna Commune; 8 to Rodenia Inferiore as well as 7 to Rodenia Superiore and the Principality of Santa Maria
Since the 1970s, Viola has used a proportional-representation system for voting. Voters elect the Prime-ministerial candidate of their choice, and they also elect the party of their choice.
Viola is split into several geographic regions: The Carmensa mountains region, the Highlands, the Central plains, the lowlands and the flood plains.