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Factbook of the Commonwealth of Queno-Kona
Basic History: The Twin Silver Cities of Queno and Kona are composed of various peoples from primarily the nations of Limonaia and Iverica. Limonaia settled the island of Queno in 1829 while Iverica settled the island of Kona in 1831. The two islands primary early attraction was its silver industry attracted not only settlers but businesses. The Queno Silver Corporation merged with the Kona's Metallurgy and Production company to create the Queno-Kona's Silver Company and was the first of many companies to create a dual island monopoly. Many other dual island monopolies came into being over the years and competed heavily with each other over silver mining rights. The islands themselves while small became highly urbanized with the combined populations of the island quickly increasing to 1.5 million. Then in 1962 the silver finally dried up. However, due to the infrastructure being already in place, a high population, strong ports, and good location near poor natural producing areas the dual island companies continued investing in the Silver Islands. In 1990 all of the megacorporations of the Silver Cities formed into the Silver City Coalition. The Silver City Coalition proceeded to pressure the governments of Limonaia and Iverica through bribing of protestors and politicians for self-rule. Limonaia released Queno in 2001, and the Chairman of the Board of the Queno half of the Silver City Coalition, Mikal Qon, took over the fledgling nation reforming it into an Economic Junta where the CEO's of different industries of Queno took government. Then in 2015, Iverica released the city-island of Kona to self-rule. Kona shortly after led by the Chairman of the Board of Kona, Tina Qon, petitioned to join the city of Queno making the two cities one nation. Mikal and Tina Qon agreed to give up their positions as Chairman of the Board's of Queno and Kona respectively to their son, Otto Qon. Otto Qon now Chairman of the Board of both Queno and Kona has brought relative stability and economic prosperity to the Silver Cities.
Basic Culture: The cultures of Queno and Kona are based upon the real-life culture of Venice and Portugal respectively. However, Queno and Kona's people have been renowned for their determination in academic studies. Academic studies are so emphasized as to hopefully get one of the limited biomedical, accounting, or research jobs located within Queno-Kona. The wealth gap in the cities is extremely large with no person's position being permanent with good ideas and motivation being encouraged by the societies of these cities. The majority of the population has become recently obsessed with virtual gaming, a booming industry within Queno-Kona.
Basic Geography: Queno and Kona's island are combined merely 1,032 mi^2. The islands themselves only reach the height at the highest point of 300 feet above sea level.
Basic Military: There is no land-based official military of the Commonwealth of Queno and Kona with police being used in times of emergency. The navy and airforce of Queno and Kona are of fair strength with the airforce consisting of 200 modern jet plans and the navy consisting a mostly trade protection focused fleet of 34 destroyers, and 3 old heavy cruisers from the year 2002.
Economy: The economy of Queno-Kona is built mainly on importing raw goods and refining them for export to larger more populous nations. The majority of the population works in jobs refining metals, creating fine luxury goods, and the production of cars, planes, jets in a factory setting while some of the higher classes focus on the biomedical production.
Government: The government is lead by The Council. The Council contains 11 members. 10 members of The Council are leaders of major companies while the Chairman of the Board is the mediator between companies, the mayor of both Queno and Kona, and the de facto leader of the Commonwealth. The government is elected by the top 1% of the population for terms of 5 years. The rule of the government is an Economic Junta where the richest business people rule. The Council Building is located within the center of Queno.
Population: 13 million (8 in Queno and 5 in Kona)
Economy: GDP 502 billion Thels (Mostly in Private Industry which can be tapped into due to the Council Member's controlling many of these industries)
Landmass: 1,032 mi^2
Races: 47% Limonaian, 41% Iverican, and 11% assorted races
Hierarchy: 0.5% of the population work in mostly biomedical, research, and economic fields while 99.5% of the population mostly works in factory positions.
Literacy Rate: 99.9% (Mandatory)
Prominent Buildings and Sites of the Islands:
The Council Building: A hendecagon tower, with one side for every council member, reaching 1,500 feet into the air. The Council Building is located in the center of Queno.
The Combine Bank: A bank in Kona functioning as the central bank and stock exchange for the Silver Cities. The Combine Bank has 380,000 m^2 of room within the building itself.
Queno Bazaar: A large bazzar in the center of Queno where various stalls exist selling near anything. From robots to food delicacies to a plane you can find it all in Queno Bazaar.