Alternative History
Republic of Krakozhia
Республика Кракожия/Respublika Krakozhiya
Timeline: Birth of Krakozhia

OTL equivalent: Northeastern Bulgaria
Flag of Krakozhia
Flag of Krakozhia
Capital Ibklask
Largest city Malug
Other cities Pretoska, Brekonav, Nafitrov, Sichuvnav
Language Russian, Krav
Roman Catholicism
  others Eastern Orthodoxy
Government Democratically elected government under Communist Party dominance
President Ivan Prokofiev
Established February 1, 1985
Independence from People's Republic of Bulgaria
  declared February 1, 1985
  recognized February 28, 1985
Currency Krakozhian ruble

The Republic of Krakozhia (Russian: Республика Кракожия, Respublika Krakozhiya; Krav: Ripablik Karosha) is a country in southeast Europe. It borders Romania to the north, Bulgaria to the south, Ixania to the west, and the Black Sea to the east.

With an area of 18,014.62 sq km, it is the 40th largest country in Europe. The Krav Mountains are the highest points in the nation, and divides it into two distinct areas.

The first Krav state dates back to the 9th century, when between 500 to 2,000 Kravs followed the rebel Igor Tiabam to the confluence of the Preto and Toska Rivers and established the Empire of Karosha with Igor as emperor. It fell to the Ottoman Empire at the same time as the Second Bulgarian Empire. The Russo-Turkish Wars led to the Second Empire of Karosha in 1878, a principality and later sovereign entity. In 1943, it was invaded by the Nazi-backed Bulgaria, and in 1946, a referendum voted for a return to the People's Republic of Bulgaria. Krakozhia only re-emerged in 1985 after secessionist riots led to the revolt of Galdar Umayev, considered the Father of the Republic. After a seven-year foray in communism, Krakozhia made the transition to democracy, although the Communist Party still retains massive power within the government and is still the largest party in the Congress of People's Deputies.

The country is a unitary presidential multiparty republic under Communist Party dominance, which casts a shadow on the otherwise democratic country.