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North Yemen (New Union)

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Republic of Yemen
الجُمهورية اليَمَنية
Timeline: New Union

OTL equivalent: North Yemen
Flag of Yemen Emblem of Yemen
Flag Coat of Arms
Location of North Yemen
Location of North Yemen

الله، الوَطَن، الثَورة، الوَحدة (Arabic)
("God, Country, Revolution, Unity")

Anthem "United Republic"
(and largest city)
Other cities Al Hudaydah, Ta'izz
Language Arabic
Religion Shia Islam and Sunni Islam
Demonym Yemeni, Yemenite
Government Semi-presidential unitary republic
  legislature Assembly of Representatives
Established May 22, 1990
Currency Rial (YER)
Time Zone (UTC+3)
  summer not observed
Internet TLD .ye
Calling Code 967

The Republic of Yemen (Arabic: الجُمهورية اليَمَنية, al-Jumhūrīyah al-Yamanīyah), commonly known as North Yemen and Yemen-Sana'a, is a nation located in the southwestern potion of the Arabian Peninsula. Initially gaining independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1918, North Yemen would exist as a kingdom until 1962, when it became a republic. North Yemen united with neighboring South Yemen in 1990 to form the modern day Republic of Yemen. When the South declared independence in 1994, a civil war broke out, ending with the successful independence of the south in 1995. Despite losing the southern governorates, Sana'a continues to claim all of South Yemen as part of its territory (being one of the only nations to not recognize the Aden government).

Beginning in 2011 (as part of the Arab Spring), North Yemen went into revolution, leading to the end of Ali Abdullah Saleh's 33-year leadership.

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