A Diverse and Sprawling Civilization, Vudra
Vudra is likely the oldest country in the world, its history goes back to when the world was new, but its never been the strongest country either. Vudra is a loose collection of several thousand towns, small cities and even a few large cities. The areas are nearly all self governed with no real central power base. Occasionally throughout its history warlords would arise who would attempt to unite the whole country under their rule but the thick swamps and sweltering jungles that border the pockets of civilization have always proved impossible to conquer,
Nearly anything is allowed in Vudra, some areas are governed to small extent but most of Vudra is lawless, governed by the most powerful in shakily controlled territories. Smugglers, kidnappers, thieves are known to escape to Vudra. The slave trade moves freely through the streets and bandits can recruit openly, without fear of punishment or reprise.