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  1. Kerajaan Prawasia Kingdom of Prawasia "Karya Swadaya Manunggaling Praja" Overview Prawasia, officially the Kingdom of Prawasia is a country in Alharu. It is composed of 8 states and 1 federal territory spanning 298,170 square kilometres, with a population of over 37 million people. The capital is Manyar and largest city is Progo. Prawasia is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy; however, in recent history, its government has experienced multiple coups and periods of military dictatorships. Etymology Prawasia is derived from two words: Prawa and -sia. According to historians the name of Prawa was believed to be the very first human settler (homo sapiens) around 45,000 years ago to settle and dwell near the Sungai Perawan (literally in English mean Virgin River). The tooth samples could found in Goa Tapaktalo (literally in English mean Tapaktalo Cave) in Langsa near Sungai Perawan. Another theory suggested that Prawasia could be derived from the Parawak Kingdom that used to proudly and successfully unify all tribes in approximately mid 7th century. While modern historians agree that Prawa describe people as in Perawa which literally means the one who used to live and dwell in marshlands or wetlands. So with the suffix -sia borrowed from the Greek/Latin, Prawasia could be defined as the Land of Prawa (in Prawa: Tanah Prawa). Geography Prawasia is composed of 8 states and 1 federal territory spanning 298,170 square kilometres, with population over 37 million people. The capital is Manyar and largest city is Progo. History Earliest account of pre-history could be traced back of the arrival of the very first human (homo sapiens) to Prawasia in approximately 43,000 BCE. The first kingdom established was Andaripraja Kingdom in approximately 787 BCE. The eight kingdoms established were Krian Kingdom, Waribang Kingdom, Merbau Kingdom, Seremgon Kingdom, Malabar Kingdom, Bayan Kingdom, Irilia Kingdom and Asada Kingdom and all unified under one country in 1945. Government Prawasia is a monarchy or kingdom which consists of eight (8) states and one (1) federal territory. The Prawasia Government System is a parliamentary democracy. Head-of-State: Raja Yang Mulia Tri Susila Chandrawinata. Raja Prawasia serves for life or can abdicate either voluntarily or forcibly and is elected by the Royal Council. Head-of-Government: Prime Minister Aryadi Mihardja. Prime Minister Prawasia is the People’s Representative Council which comes from the majority group in the National Assembly and is elected by the cabinet. Election National Level: to elects members of the People’s Representative Council. State Level: to elects membership in the state legislative. Institution of Power 1. Executive Position : Executive power is granted in the cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister. 2. Legislative Position : The bicameral parliament consists of the lower house, People’s Representative Council and the upper house, State Representative Council. 3. Judicative Position : The highest court in the judicial system is the Federal Court (Mahkamah Federal), followed by the Court of Appeal (Mahkamah Seruan) and the High Court (Mahkamah Tinggi). Military The Royal Prawa Armed Forces (Prawa: Laskar Kebangsaan Prawasia) constitute the military of the Kingdom of Prawasia. It consists of the Royal Prawa Army (Laskar Kebangsaan Prawasia - Angkatan Darat), the Royal Prawa Navy (Laskar Kebangsaan Prawasia - Angkatan Laut), and the Royal Prawa Air Force (Laskar Kebangsaan Prawasia - Angkatan Udara). It also incorporates various paramilitary forces. The Prawa Armed Forces have a combined manpower of 298,170 both active and reserve personnel. The Supreme Commander of the Prawa Armed Forces is the monarch of Prawasia. Economy Prawasia is an emerging economy and is considered a newly industrialised country. Prawasia had a 2020 GDP of $763.09 billion (on a purchasing power parity basis). Demographics Prawasia had a population of 37,271,250 as of 2020. Prawasia's population is largely rural, concentrated in the rice-growing areas of the central, northeastern and northern regions. About 23.07% of Prawasia's population lived in urban areas as of 2010, concentrated mostly in and around the Progo Metropolitan Area. Prawa nationals make up the majority of Prawasia's population, 95.9% in 2010. The remaining 4.1% of the population are others. The official language of Prawasia is Prawa. It is the principal language of education and government and spoken throughout the country. Prawasia's most prevalent religion is Prana (similar to Hinduism), which is an integral part of Prawa identity and culture. The constitution does not name official state religion, and provides for freedom of religion. Culture Prawasian people enjoy the freedom to choose religion since birth, however, most dominant religion in Prawasia is Prana (similar to Hinduism). Statistics
  2. Metztlitlaca - Short Overview The Dominions of Metztlitlaca (Azlo: Lintō Mētztlitlācah / Lintō Mēƶλiλācaʯ), known more commonly as Metztlitlaca or Metztli (Azlo: Mēƶλicān) is an ex-colony of the Empire of Shffahkia that gained it's independence in 1851 after the Shffahkian revolution destroyed the empire, with the old monarchy fleeing to the colony to form the Crescent Kingdom. Due to Shffahkian and Fulgistani influence, a violent coup overthrew the Crescent Kingdom to eventually form the South Palu Confederation, made up of seven Worker's Republics. The SPC eventually came to an end between 1992-2010 depending on who you ask. The nation itself isn't well known by the average person living in Argis or Europa, just another Low-Income-Country within Alharu/Aurelia, perhaps only common stereotypes of a large-scale prison slavery and human sacrifice ever reaches the ears of those high above in the northern hemisphere. Of course like any country, Metztlitlaca is far more complex then a couple stereotypes. Area: 686,550 km^2 Perimeter: 5625 km Population: 21,430,663 Population Density: 31.22 per km^2 GDP per Capita: $3,010.25 GDP total: $64,511,653,300 Demonym/Adjective: Metztlican Metztlitlaca is a semi-federation of 14 dominions and is classified as an anocracy that is moving towards democracy. 6 of the 14 dominions are ran as republics with the other 8 ran as constitutional monarchies with considerable but not complete power. Each Dominion has high levels of autonomy with devolved parliaments under their own unitary systems. All Dominions must follow the Teopantli of Collective Intent (the highest governing body). Democracy within Metztlitlaca is corrupt and the few political parties involved are often easily bribed by internal and external forces. This can be summed up as part of an informal "contract" between the government and the people, that as long as the personal freedoms and luxury continues to rise, most citizens will turn a blind eye to the atrocities occurring within the state. Cultures & Religion. The Azlo indigenous group migrated into southern Palu from the Paran desert in 300 AD due to changing climates, almost entirely replacing the original Marenai inhabitants. Currently there are 12 ethnic groups that make up the greater Azlo cultural group. The Metztlica are the largest group and the namesake of the nation. The others are the Tlaxcalixe, Tepanizo, Tlahuizo, Colhuazo, Chalica, Khīlitikhī, Acolīca, Cohlca, Xochimīca, Pipīlca, and the Khīyīmekhī. The remaining descendants of the non-Azlo indigenous populations are the Iwica, Naukatay, and the Lakautolo. The two non-indigenous groups to Metztlitlaca are the Hong (Huang migrants from Fulgistan where interracial marriages are commonplace) and the Yatotla as mentioned previously. Due to Shffahkian colonialism from 1800-1851 and Salvian crusader states from the 17th to 18th centuries, Christianity carved itself a large section of influence in the nation - primarily across the coastline - with Wēcatoc (the native pagan religion of the Azlo) making up much of the interior. The Shffahkian Christianity that came to southern Palu was primarily Fleur de Lysian Catholicism which is remarkably similar to the Salvian Catholicism brought upon by Slavian crusaders. Economy Only 20% of the nation’s population live in urban areas, primarily within the capital city of economic centres. 62% of Metztlicans work in the primary sector, split primarily between agriculture (generic cash crops and more exotic tropical fruits and vegetables) and mining of low-density metals – primarily Aluminium, Titanium, and Magnesium -, with smaller parts in forestry and fishing. 21% work in the secondary sector in manufacturing and refinery of metals. Lastly only 12% work in the tertiary sector – primarily tourism. The last 5% is within administration or quaternary sector businesses. This has begun to change in recent years due to international aid in the industrialization of Metztlitlaca as well as the encouragement of tourists into the nation from Il Domineo nations, LAANN, and Fulgistan. Metztlitlaca follows a State Capitalist economics model with the Teopan of Finance being the major body in regulations and management of national companies. Due to wide-scale corruption within the government the Teopantli of Finance can often be sluggish or turn a blind eye towards more anti-consumer policies or ideas. One major issue within the economy – especially the mining sector – is the use of mass forced labour from prisons, which has been a part of the economy since ancient times and exploited heavily during Shffahkian rule. Current aid for industrialisation have come with added rules towards the gradual removal of forced labour. Tourism is a moderately sized sector, primarily around the capitals of coastal dominions with the tourist capital of Nuovo Arburio – pronounced Novo Apulio in the Yatotlan Cristinese-Lycian dialect. Generally tourist advisors state to remain within certain dominions and dominion capitals when travelling. When coming to Metztlitlaca, it is also heavily advised and even required by many tourist companies to take several injections for tropical diseases such as Malaria before coming into the country as Malaria is an all-season disease at higher latitudes. Military & Foreign Affairs Metztlitlaca's military is limited almost entirely to homefield use with limited capabilities to extend outside of the Palu Peninsula or LAANN nations. Metztlitlaca gets most of it's military equipment and firearms from Fulgistan. The nation has very few tanks , instead relying on primarily armoured vehicles and towed artillery along with infantry. There isn't much to talk about here outside of Azlo War Culture and it's leanings towards authoritarianism. Metztlitlaca is willing to befriend more unorthodox regimes that the rest of the Eurth community may be more anxious to (openly) trade and interact with. However, most of Metztlitlaca's network of alliances are within Il Domineo and the League of Alharu and Aurelian Native Nations. Metztlitlaca has an economic partnership program designed around the removal of forced prison labour, although prison labour isn't unique to Metztlitlaca, it's explicit and mass-usage along with a highly punitive prison have led many to condemn the nation for it's practises. Current aid for industrialisation comes with additional guidelines towards the gradual removal of said forced labour under the economic partnership program.
  3. Federation of Aruthea Aruthea, officially known as the Federation of Aruthea, is an archipelagic country located on the [XX] continent. It consists of approximately around 4,453~ islands, covering a land area of 176,830 km2. Aruana Tuli, located on the southern part of the mainland, is the nation’s capital. The country is inhabited by around 30 million people, divided into three major ethnic groups: Nuwan (47.2%), Kayaran (37.3%) and Chengzese (13.2%), with a small proportion (2.3%) of the population being of foreign descent. The nation's economy is prospering with an impressive GDP per capita of 26,000. Metagame: That's a low tier land area (0 points), medium tier population (1 points), and high tier GDP (2 points) Geography Aruthea has a tropical maritime climate that is usually hot and humid. The country experiences two seasons: hot-dry season and wet-rainy season, although the distribution of annual rainfall isn’t spread evenly throughout the archipelago. The mainland experiences the highest annual rainfall, while Kayar the lowest. Winds are usually moderate and predictable, with monsoon blowing from the south of the archipelago. Typhoons and storms usually occur during the start of the wet-rainy season, so sailors and fishermen usually stay in the docks during that time. History Modern History The first decade of Aruthean independence is plagued with rampant political instabilities. Many competing radical movements fought for complete dominance in the nation’s politics, and the newly-formed parliament is crippled by infighting among the representatives. Meanwhile, the populace were suffering from severe poverty, weak economy, and low education, with rampant ethnic and religious conflict, furthering the division inside Aruthea. Flag of the Free Nuwa Movement In November 1937 and later July 1938, the Aruthean Communist Party attempted several failed uprisings against the kingdom, which prompted the government to completely ban them and execute their leaders. In January 1940, seeing the central government ignorant of their hardships, radical Nuwans formed an armed militia called Free Nuwa Movement (FNM) to free the common Nuwans from the yoke of the unstable government. The FNM saw multiple conflicts against the army, though never decisively defeated. This is because some of the military and the parliament were sympathetic for the FNM’s cause, as the Nuwan made up a significant portion of both the army and the senate. Queen Tuluana XII Disillusioned by democratic bickering and endless unrest, on 10 December 1942, the Queen of Aruthea, Tuluana XII, launched a surprise coup against democratic institutions and the army using the Kayaran-dominated Aruthean Navy, securing for herself the supreme power to decisively rule Aruthea. The queen’s reign is extremely focused on improving the economy and lowering the poverty with effective policies such as the formation of the Central Bank of Aruthea, nationalisation of vital colonial corporations, redistribution of neglected farmlands and plantations to the common people, and many more. She also successfully negotiated with the FNM to stand down by offering them amnesty and granting autonomy for the Nuwa region. Her impressive administration made her extremely popular with the common Aruthean, be it Kayaran or Nuwan. To this day, she is usually referred to as The Mother of Aruthean Economy. Unfortunately, after almost 3 years since the coup, Queen Tuluana died of illness, caused by breast cancer. Her death came as a shock for the nation, as the illness was kept secret until her death. It is said that she worked hard for the common Aruthean people even though she was fighting her own illness. The queen left no heir, which made her power fall onto the navy’s hand. Leadership was awarded to Admiral Seyal Taka, the Chief of Staff of the Aruthean Navy before the queen’s death. Admiral Seyal Taka Under Admiral Taka’s reign, the kingdom was effectively changed into the Republic of Aruthea. Unlike the Queen, he had no patience for the Nuwan people. He promoted the idea of Kayaran superiority. While the Kayar Islands were being intensively industrialized, the mainland was generally neglected. Combined with his lavish budget plan biased for the navy, the FNM rose up once more in September 1946 to overthrow the admiral’s tyrannical regime. Taka responded by enlisting more Kayaran for the Naval Army to stamp down the FNM rebellion and intensified discrimination against the Nuwan. He also expelled generations of Nuwan living in the capital city of Aruana Tuli, which has a significant Nuwan minority, replaced by Kayaran immigrants to further the industrialization effort. The FNM continued their guerilla warfare against the Naval Army, easily winning the support of common Nuwan people, though never resulted in anything more than stalemates. While the Kayaran were treated as the highest class and Nuwan the lowest, the Chengzese found themselves in a unique situation, where they can support either the regime or the rebellion. Taka was well-aware of this. He gave them some degree of autonomy and subsidized their economy and welfare. This made them supportive of the regime, and hated by the rebellion, furthering the division between ethnic Nuwan and Chengzese. Admiral Kila Yaserat In May 1980, Taka died of kidney problems. He was succeeded by his son, Commodore Arul Karisi. His reign was plagued with famines, massive economic downturn, and hyperinflation. This made him completely unpopular, even among the Kayaran and the navy personnel. His incompetence caused the Naval Army to be repeatedly defeated by the FNM, to the point where the rebellion army were approaching the Chengzese province and the capital city of Aruana Tuli. In January 1984, Karisi resigned and escaped to a foreign country to avoid the political fallout, leaving Admiral Kila Yaserat in charge. Yaserat was rather pro-democracy, as he is half-Chengzese himself. He organized the Aruana Tuli Conference, where he invited representatives from the common Kayaran, Chengzese, and Nuwan, while also inviting the high-ranking naval elites, regional leaders, and delegation from the FNM. He proposed a federal nation based on ethnic lines that comprised of 4 states: State of Kayar, State of East Nuwa, State of West Nuwa, and State of Chengzese, with the capital located at the Federal District of Aruana Tuli. After negotiation of several compromises, most notably the exclusivity of the position of head of state only for the Aruthean Admiralty, freedom for each state to raise their own military, and lower taxes levied from each state, a new federation was born. Government High Senate Main Building Aruthea is a federation with a parliamentary system. The Supreme Admiral of Aruthea is the head of state and the commander-in-chief of the Aruthean Federal Armed Forces, elected democratically by the people, though candidacy is limited only for the members of the Aruthean Admiralty, which mostly consists of high-ranking naval elites. The highest representative body on the federal level is simply called the High Senate, a unicameral parliament functioning as the nation’s legislative body and to monitor the executive branch. The senate consists of 135 delegates in total, with each state represented by their own 30 delegates, and additional 15 delegates representing the Federal District of Aruana Tuli. The executive power is vested in the Central Cabinet, led by the Prime Minister of Aruthea which acts as its head of government. The prime minister is chosen by the members of the High Senate, of which the prime minister must be a member of. The cabinet is responsible for federal governing, policy-making, decision-making, and foreign affairs. The nation is comprised of 4 unitary states: Kayar, East Nuwa, West Nuwa, and Chengzi. The State Governor acts as both head of state and head of government for each state, monitored by their own State Legislative Council. Each state is divided into city/county, which are then divided into municipalities. Economy The Aruthean economy is effectively split into two: the agricultural and natural extraction economy concentrated on the mainland; and the industrial economy concentrated on the Kayar Islands. Tourism is also a significant contributor for the whole Aruthean economy, attracting more than 8.5 million tourists annually. Aruthea has a low unemployment rate, never exceeding 6% since the 2000s. However, the economical split between the industrial Kayar and the agricultural mainland means that the nation has one of the highest income inequalities in the world. The currency of Aruthea is Aruthean Korm (ARK), issued by the Federal Bank of Aruthea. Demographics Aruthea is demographically diverse in terms of ethnic and religion. In terms of ethnicity, the Kayar Islands are mostly populated by Kayaran themselves. The mainland is dominated by the Nuwan, with a significant Chengzese population to the west and Kayaran population to the southeast. In terms of religion, Aruthean consist of Catholics (51%), Paganism (33%), and Islam (15%), with Paganism concentrated on Kayar Islands, Islam on the mainland, and Catholics spread evenly across.
  4. Heiheguo (/heiːhɣgwoː/ ʜᴀʏ-hoo-gwoh; Huang: 黑河国; pinyin: Hēihé guó; literally: 'Black River State'), officially the Holy State of Heihe (Huang: 黑河圣国; pinyin: Hēihé shèng guó; literally: 'Holy State of the Black River'), is a country in Western Alharu. Heiheguo is bordered by [NPC nation] to the North-east and across the Tiauhai Sea lies Selayar. The country covers a land area of (placeholder) square kilometers (placeholder square miles) and had an estimated population of (placeholder) in 2018. Heiheguo is the [placeholder] most populous nation in Alharu and the [placeholder number] most populous nation in the wurld. The country is comprised of 11 major districts, called governorates, and 67 minor districts, called regions. Heiheguo is considered a small power in Alharu and wurldwide. This is mainly due to its inability to properly take advantage of the land it claims outside of the Heihe river. This lack of useable land is the leading factor as to Heiheguo's stagnant low-income economy and population. Heiheguo is a member state of the League of Alharu and Aurelian Native Nations. Names The Anglish spelling "Heiheguo" is a aromanizatation of the nation's common name in Simplified Huang (黑河国). It is also sometimes refered to as "Heiheshenguo", the aromanization of the nation's official name (黑河圣国). Both of these names come from the Heiheren name for the river system the country surrounds, Heihe (Huang: 黑河; literally: Black River). Despite the Huang name for the river including the word "river", it is commonly referred as the "Heihe river" in Anglish. The name "Heiheguo" is thought to originally have been an endonym given by the nations of the Yellow Empire. What the Heiheren originally called themselves is currently unknown. History Ancient history The first recorded instance of a civilization on the Heie river was in 2500 BCE, believing to have come from the East across the Alharun Desert. Around 2000 BCE, the two Kingdoms of Lower and Higher Heiheguo were united under (placeholder name). Sometime in 1200 BCE, the Heihe Kingdom completely collapsed. The cause is currently unknown, but this collapse may have lead to the loss of the original Heiheren language. 2000s to present In the early 2011, Heiheguo had an election for the President of Heiheguo. Chen Jiang won for a third term, being blessed by the Shengren Hei Jingyi in early 2012. In 2012, Heiheguo officially joined LAANN as a full member-state. In 2018, a census was held across the nation, leading to a more accurate understanding of the demographics of the country. Geography Heiheguo's territory lies primarily between latitudes 17° and 23°N, and longitudes 90° and 104°W (temporary numbers). To the South is the Tiauhai coast. Due to the extreme aridity of Heiheguo's climate, population centers are concentrated along the narrow Heihe valley and delta, meaning that about 99% of the population uses about 10% of the total land area. 98% of Heiheren live on 8% of the territory (temporary numbers). Climate Heiheren has an unusually hot, sunny and dry climate. Average high temperatures are high in the South but very to extremely high in the rest of the country during summer. The cooler Tiauhai winds consistently blow over the Southern sea coast, which helps to get more moderated temperatures, especially at the height of the summertime. The deserts to the North-West of bring dusts that blows in during the Spring or early Summer. The dust brings daytime temperatures over 38°C (°F) and sometimes over 48°C (°F) in the interior, while the relative humidity can drop to 5% or even less. The absolute highest temperatures in Heiheguo occur when the desert dust blows. The weather is always sunny and clear in Heiheguo. It is one of the least cloudy and least rainy regions on Eurth. Government and politics Heiheguo is a Theocratic Presidential State. What this means exactly is that Heiheguo has a Shengren, or Holy leader, who is the HoS, and a President, who is the HoG. While the President is democratically elected, the Shengren is always a descendant or relative of the Shengren before him. Government positions are exclusive to males only, with the exclusion of the Mayor of cities or towns. Military The Holy Heihe Defense Forces consist of the Land Forces, the Naval Forces and the Air Force. The Heihe Guard and State Peacekeeper Force operate as parts of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (placeholder name) in peacetime, though they can be subordinated to the Navy and (placeholder) Commands respectively in wartime, during which they both act as garrisons to keep the peace. The Chief of Defense of Heiheguo is appointed by the President and approved by the Shengren, though the President can vote for himself. The Chief of Defense is responsible for matters of national security and the adequate preparation of the armed forces to defend the country. However, the authority to declare war rests on the Shengren and the President, though the latter must have the approval of the former. Law enforcement and crime The law of Heiheguo is enforced by the State Peacekeeper Force, also known as the SPF. They are in charge of both ensuring lawbreakers are caught and imprisoned, and ensuring the safety of the Heiheren government. Those who speak out against the government or a decision made by a government official have been known to be arrested and, later, executed under the justification of "domestic terrorism". Other common crimes include: loitering, burglary, rape, assault and battery, and child abuse. Freedom of the press The Heiheren government is quite strict on what is and what isn't allowed to be talked about in the media. For example, while the reports on domestic terrorists are allowed to be released to the public, no news agency is allowed to give a negative opinion or spin on the incident. Similarly, no news article must ever portray the government or any of the officials in a negative light. Foreign relations Heiheguo is involved in LAANN as a member-state. Administrative divisions Heiheguo is divided into 11 governorates. The governorates are further divided into regions. The regions contain towns and villages. Each governorate has a capital, sometimes carrying the same name as the governorate. Demographics The population of Heiheguo is predominantly Heiheren, with a small percentage claiming other nationalities. Religion Religion in Heiheguo is mandated by the State. The religion itself seems to be similar to the ancient Heiheren religion of the Heihe Kingdom, though with very minor changes. The center of the Heiheren religion is the river their nation is built around. The water itself is considered holy to them. See also IIWiki Article Heihe Knowledge
  5. Federal Republic of Stalgora ____________________________________________________ KEY STATISTICS _____________________________________________ Capital: Havgard Largest: Havgard _____________________________________________________ Official Languages: Norse, Common(Anglish), German, Dravian ____________________________________________________ Demonym: Stalgora ____________________________________________________ Government: Federal Republic Premiere: Kariana Vinterness Vice Premiere: Rikard Alstrom Senate President: Sagan Bresoranov ____________________________________________________ Area: 282,151 km^2 ____________________________________________________ Population: 19,283,405 ____________________________________________________ GDP: 761 Billion - 39,502 (Per Capita) ____________________________________________________ Gini: 34.2 Moderate ____________________________________________________ HDI: 0.705 High ____________________________________________________ FACTBOOK INDEX ____________________________________________________ Etymology Geography History Government Military Economy Demographics Culture ____________________________________________________
  6. Metztlitlalio Factbook - August 2019 (It's very basic) Basic Geography of Metztlitlalio: Metztlitlalio is situated on the southern coast of a large peninsula connecting Alharu and Aurelia. The northern border of Metztlitlalio is across the peaks of the Tapatepetli mountain range, with the capital of Altepetl Tekaken nested within a valley and two major water sheds. The climate of Metztlitlalio is sub-tropical, with the lowlands experience large monsoon seasons, however further in elevation humidity, rainfall, and temperature decreasing. The average temperature in the lowlands is 25-35 degrees Celsius, with the mountainous regions near the capital at 20-30 degrees Celsius. Outside the monsoon season, rainfall in Metztlitlalio is irregular and minimal, causing most permanent settlements to exist within close proximity of the rivers, however this can be risky as major rivers can flood due to excessive rain in the monsoon season. Basic Demographics and Economy of Metztlitlalio in Mid 2019: Size: 694,950 km^2 Population: 20,153,550 (20.2 Million) Average Population Density: 29 pop/km^2 Currency: Isatak Tliteposa (Isatak(ua)) Currency Symbol: .ℓ USD to Isatakua: An Isatak is 5/19ths the worth of a US Dollar. Economy: 124,395,840,000 USD (472,704,192,000.ℓ) GDP Per Capita: 7,520 USD (28576.ℓ) Ethnic Groups: Karisaslo 35.8%, Totasaslo 23.3%, Tapelt 12.8%, Yatotla 9.7% (6.5% Yankok, 3.2% Ilama), Faloki 7.2%, Atinaslo 6.1% , Peketeka 3.9%, Other 1.2% Job Sectors: Primary (79.5%), Secondary (13.8%), Tertiary (6.7%) Literacy Rate of Adults: 89.7% (Religiously + State Mandated*) State Religion Adherence: 80.2% (State Mandated*) *Not within Autonomous regions. The vast majority work in the mining and farming sector, the largest exports from Metztlitlalio being refined metals, predominately Aluminium, Gold and Iron. Very little of the farming is for economic purposes and most farm for their family or community. Basics of Metztlitlalio Ethnicities: Metztlitlalio isn't one unified identity, as many regions have their own quirks and specialties. The Karisaslo are the largest group of the nation, closely related to the Totasaslo. They predominately live in the Savannah and lowland regions of the middle of the of the nation as well as the capital's valley. They have a Mesoamerican complexion with rustic light brown skin and most have dark black hair, being the tallest of the three groups at 6'2'' on average with below average sexual dimorphism then the other groups, however that does not retract from the fact they were the most war-happy cultural-ethno group within local history. The Totasaslo on the other hand, live mostly within the highlands and eastern Kalpolli, with similar complexions to the Karisaslo however are much shorter, at around 5'1'' average, with light brownish gray skin and brown hair. It's quite common however to see people with traits from both groups, as intermixing is not uncommon. The less well known Atinaslo group with less intermixing then the mentioned above group (except with the Faloki) live within the central-west of the country, primarily within the Ken'saa Kalpolli and Faloki Autonomous Kalpolli. The Atinaslo have the darkest skin colour of the ethnic groups as well as one of the tallest at 6'0'' on average, with black hair and dark brown eyes commonplace with Fulgistani traits often appearing due to intermixing. The Tapelt on the other hand are quite different, they still have Mesoamerican complexion but to a lesser extent, having paler skin and stand around 5'7'' on average. They use to live across all of the peninsula, but over the centuries became locked to the peaks of the mountain range, but after the fall of the empire, they came to inhabit a large sparsely populated region in the western regions of the country. They have lighter brown hair and are most likely the origins of green eyes in Metztlitlalio, as many Tapelt have green eyes. The Peketeka are near-identical, but are much shorter being 5'1'' on average and are more naturally-tanned, with brown eyes. There are two major non-native groups within Metztlitlalio. The Yatotla and Faloki. The Yatotla are Limonaian descendants from when Metztlitlalio was a colony. There are considered to be two groups, the Yatotlakua-Ilama (Old Limonaians) and Yatotlakua-Yankok (New Limonaians). The New Yatotlans are from recent times when Metztlitlalio was governed more harshly under Fascist Limonaia, with most majority pure-blooded Limonaians, as intermixing was limited and still is. Meanwhile the Old Limonaians are from the early days of colonisation, when large amounts of Huang from Fulgistan were imported as mining slaves. And due to the nature of the slavery and intermixing with high-rank Tapelt, possess more Tapelt and Faloki traits. The Faloki are the descendants of the Huang important from Fulgistan in the 1800s, many were able to flee from slavery and indentured work, and intermarried with the Atinaslo, and still do up until modern day, leading to many Atinaslo possessing epicanthic folds and similar Fulgistani traits. Basics of Metztlitlalio Government: Metztlitlalio is "officially" a Theocratic Democracy. However in practice acts more like a Theocratic Dictatorship with a high level of bureaucratic micromanagement of industries and religious life. Metztlitlalio has an organically-grown socialist/technocratic-like economy, where large private companies are nationalized and similar socialist policies. However, class hierarchy is still very much a part of Metztlitlalio and is incredibly difficult for upwards mobility in class. The Teōpantli of Purpose and the Monarchist Alamatli (Also Known As the Highest Temple) The High Temple is the most powerful body of government and has almost complete veto power along with the ability to sign in laws directly. Manned by the Archpriest only. The Teōpantli of Conscious (Aka the All-High Temple) The All-High Temple acts as the second highest governing body and is the only Temple that can oppose the Archpriest’s Vetos, although this has rarely been done. The All-High Temple is the temple that can veto or accept a Tekitl (Paper/Bill/Law) from passing that was accepted by the lower Temples, as well as create their own Huiac-Teteuitl (“High-Papers”) for the Highest temple to accept or veto. The All-High Temple is designed similarly to a technocratic council, with those who have shown to have great expertise within a certain field recognized by the nation could be brought to work within the council. Currently there are 840 seats. However it's incredibly rare that all 840 seated members vote on one Tekitl, as not every Tekitl effects every field, as well as most of the 840 seats have 2 members. The Teōpantli of Order (Aka the Commoner Temple) All members in the Commoner Temple are voted in by their respective Kalpōlli (Similar to a Province or a State). With the Capital of Grand Āltepētl having 12 representatives from the 12 Kampan. Which has been greatly criticised giving the capital too much power, and in the future plans to reduce it to 8, although all Tekitl have been veto’d by the Highest and All-High Temples. Every 6 years, the Kalpōlli hold their votes for their new representatives, and the Kampan every 4 years. Historic Sections of Metztlitlalio and surrounding lands: Metztli's history can be split into 5 'ages': -The Forgotten Age (Āmatlalakēsekwatiositla) -The City's Age (Altepetltiositla) -The New Age (Yankukitiositla) -The Broken Age (Nokusekwatiositla) -The Modern Age (Yankukisitla) Āmatlalakēsekwatiositla. Not much is known about the Forgotten Age due to scarcity of artifacts and evidence. However the very basics can be hypothesized. It is theorized that in 30,000BCE the first inhabitants of the peninsula arrived (the Pre-Proto-Tapelt) via the Old Marenesians in the early 30,000s BCE. The only known structures by the Pre-Proto-Tapelt are within the savannah plains of the lowlands, giving credence to the theory that the mountain range itself was not inhabited until the arrival of the Proto-Tapelt. The Forgotten Age ends around early 2,000s BCE, when the Proto-Tapelt arrive from the northern coast of the Manamana Bay. Altepetltiositla The City Age begins around late 2,000s BCE, with the finished migrations of the Proto-Tapelt and the likely extinction of the Pre-Proto-Tapelt due to integration both culturally and genetically, as well as hostility between groups. But by 1900 BCE, the Proto-Tapelt had established city states across the coastline of the peninsula and further west. Many of the city states fought among one another, however besides a couple surviving documents, not much is known about this time period. However around 800 BCE, many of the cities collapsed due to as of yet unknown causes as many of the ruins of the oldest cities date to this time period. The most accepted theory is that a devastating plague swept through the cities, and with most cities collapsing, the intricate trading system and economies fell soon after, and domino effected until almost every city vanished within less than a lifetime. At this time migrations into the mountains occurred, it is believed this was due to many fleeing the anarchy that came to the lowlands, as by 650 BCE, new cities begun to emerge, many of them in the mountain valleys near rivers and by 550 BCE cities in the lowlands had begun to re-emerge. Beyond this point, substantial evidence for civilizations are more plentiful. Within the 200-300 year gap, the Proto-Tapelt had diverged into the Old Tapelt and the Nikan'tlakatlpeketeka (or Peketeka for short) However, by 100 CE the Tapelt and Peketeka city states had plateaued in power and influence on their respected regions, and only a hundred years later, the Proto-Aslo begun their migration from the southern coast of Alharu, by 300 CE had conquered the northern half of the peninsula from the Peketeka and in 450 CE, the entirety of the peninsula was under Proto-Aslo dominance. Who themselves had begun to establish their own cities and river-based empires. The City Age is determined to end around 800 CE, when the first Archpriest was declared ruler of the many cities, as their religious figure. Yankukitiositla The New Age (Or a more accurate translated, the Newed Age) lasted from around 800 CE to 1628 CE. In the early centuries of The New Age, there were many Tlalotlatoni and City States vying for power, whilst in the mountains, the Archpriest had their own state, looking down upon the nations. From historical scriptures, it is estimated to have been 450 Tlalotlatonime by the start of The New Age, but over time the larger Tlalotlatonime conquered and merged with the other nations and city states until by 1350 CE, there were only a handful of Tlalotlatonime left and several city states. In the Great Brother's War, Tlalotlatonimetztli and it's allies conquered the remaining great powers, forming the Crescent Empire and merging the role of Archpriest and Emperor. By 1580 the empire had full control over the peninsula and the southern coast of Alharu, however by that time the Limonaia had contacted and begun to push out the Crescent Empire, and due to great plagues from Europan and Limonaian traders and soldiers, for many centuries the Crescent Empire fought several wars against Limonaia, until 1852. Nokusekwatiositla The Broken Age makes up the time period between 1852 to 2009. Within that time, the Tapelt migrated down from the mountains into the western parts of the peninsula, In 1852, Limonaia had successfully conquered the Crescent Empire, renaming it Metztlitlalio (after the shoddy translation of the local's name), with the Archpriest as a puppet leader. In that time, many Limonaians migrated into the nation, bringing Fulgi workers to mine the iron-rich lands in the south. Despite the Limonaian civil war in the early 1900s, Metztlitlalio remained a colony due to the naval presence able to hold the colony down, however by 1945, Metztli temporarily gained independence for several years but was reconquered by the fascist-held still-democratic Limonaia in 1947, which encourages migration of Limonaians to the colony. But with the deposition of the fascists in 1976, Metztlitlalio was given independence in 1977. However due to nationalist growth post-independence, Tapelt groups begun to rise up and by 1995 Agilnaj declared independence from Metztlitlalio, the civil war was relatively peaceful compared to others at the time, with only sparse isolated conflicts, and by 2009 peace was achieved with the help of Limonaia and it's expats of Limonaians and Fulgis. The formation of the Autonomous Kalpolli of Tlaloakila, Autonomous Kapolli of Yatotla, and the Autonomous Kapolli of Faloki. Due to their help, ethnic tensions between the Aslo and the Fulgis and Limonaians has subsided for a more peaceful approach. Yankukisitla The Modern Year makes up 2009-Present and is seen as Metztlitlalio's slow growth back towards greatness. But who knows what the future has in store for the nation...
  7. The Kingdom of Alenveil Etymology - The name "Alenveil," comes from what Limonaian merchants called Aavgolt, a land which had managed to survive a bloody civil war. While archaeologists aren't sure where the term "Alenveil" came from, they believe it could have come from an Anglish translation of "Aletta Velo," meaning "Wing Veil." Geography - The country's geography contains mainly hilled regions with somewhat coastal temperatures in the far south and frigid temperatures in the central and northern parts of Alenviel. Living along the Fractian-Boryean fault line, Alenveil has multiple different gold deposits and has implemented that as one of their main exports, as well as oil located in the far north. History - (I will add this in later. For now, please check my IIWiki page for the full history.) Government - Alenian government, after it was freed from Limonaia, became a constitutional monarchy to replace the fall of its kingdoms when the Riforma Rurale completed its goal. Each president rules for five years and then their term ends, but the monarch rules for their entire life. Separate branches of government include a branch for making laws, a branch for making sure the army is kept in check, and a branch to make sure the president is kept in check, (Legislativo, Militante, and Direttore respectively). The leader of the Legislativo branch is the Senato. The leader of the Militante and Direttore are the President and watch over both the monarch and the military. The monarch has a large influence on what laws are made and how they could be influenced to their favor, but the Direttore reviews the Legislativo's laws and approves whether or not this would cause a corrupt leadership to form. Then the law is sent out into the public and voted upon. If it succeeds, soon it will be put into place. If it fails, then they have to rework the law all over again. The Militante branch is what makes sure that the military doesn't attempt to take over or overthrow the government and replace it with loyalists of Ariele Cugno's old, pure monarchy regime. Military - Because of its increasingly passive nature, the military is the only 1% of Alenveil's population. The armed forces are organized in multiple different branches (National Guardsmen, Army, Air Force, Navy). The police force itself is known as L'incudine, directly translating to "The Anvil" in Limonaian. Economy - With a population of 15 million, Alenveil makes most of its exports through gold deposits in the west near the fault line, its fishing industry in the south, oil from the north and, above all, pastries! These extremely valuable exports make Alenveil and its economy extremely well-off, even contributing to the Alenian stereotype of being "pompous and snotty." Its international partners include PyeMcGowan and The Neo-Enclave. Transportation includes that of trains and cars, as well as a few rural cities using horsedrawn carriages. Alenveil's unemployment rate is about 17% of the 15-million population. In the sense of tourism, Alenveil attracts most of its tourism for its Winter holiday vacation spots in the hills that cover the central and north of the country, and not its coastal spots which aren't the best throughout its season for tropical vacations. Demographics - Its demographics include the dominant residents of Limonaian (46%) as well as a mix of Anglish-speaking (24%) and Prymontian (16%) migrants, and its language corresponds. Education is remarkably high for a population with 15 million at an 81% success rate with various schools. Culture - Alenveil is often known and recognized for its populace's mastery of pastries. Varieties include pastries that are filled and aren't filled, those that can be dipped and those that can be covered in a glaze. In Alenveil, the possibilities are practically endless when it comes to baking. Clothing is extremely popular and is a major part of Alenian life and higher-class citizens make sure that others know how great their appearance is. Morality is a very common thing that is taught in schools and expresses that with education's strict nature for being good and well-mannered. Appearance is also something that is very important to Alenveil and because of their amazing economy with their deposits of gold and oil, they try their best to look their best. These two factors have developed an Alenian stereotype with other countries perceiving them as "pompous and aristocratic," even though they're very humble about their economy and blame the geography for their luck, not themselves. Sports that Alenveil likes to participate in include soccer, rugby, and tennis (they aren't the best at them.) Every 2 years the Festival of Nights is celebrated with much joy. It's a holiday with time-honored roots in the nighttime battle that helped seal the unification of Alenveil, but today it is mostly associated with watching special shows, the creation of art, playing instruments and bonding with family. It is officially celebrated for 1 week, but the final celebrations often last deep into the night and even into the next day. Alenveil has legalized medicinal and psychedelic weed as well as tobacco (cigars and cigarettes). The Flag of Alenveil The moon represents an Alenian myth where a warrior-king in Ancient Alenveil history named "Baldrick" laid siege to every other city-state and unified the country of Alenveil. The dark blue represents the southern Auraid Bay, and the white represents the cold northern frontier. The number of white stripes represents the old Paleolithic clans, and the dark blue stripes represent how many nights it took for Baldrick to united The Kingdom of Alenveil. Anthem: "Baldrick's March"
  8. Politics: Nation Name: The Most Serene Republic of Mauridiviah Indigenous Nation Name: La Serenísima República de Mauridiviah Government Type: Constitutional Unitary Presidential Republic (The government can also be described as Liberal Social Democracy). Head of State & Government: President Diego Polo Branches of Government: Executive- The President, the Vice President, and the Cabinet form the executive branch. -The President of the Republic: This office is elected every 5 years by citizens capable of exercising civil and political rights (see Electoral Branch) in a first-past-the-post single national constituency election by recieving at least a plurality of votes. The President must be a citizen of the Republic, at least 18 years of age, be capable of exercising civil and political rights, and have resided within the Republic's borders for at least 5 consecutive years. The President acts as the Speaker of the Senate as well as leading the executive branch. The President has both full veto and line-item veto power, can cast a vote in the legislature regarding the creation of new laws, break ties in the Senate, appoint members of the Cabinet, call referendums on matters of the state, answer petitions on behalf of the state, meet with representatives of other nations as the representative of the Republic, and enforce laws to their discretion. The President serves as both the Head of Government and the Head of State for the Republic. -The Vice President of the Republic: This office is to be elected in tandem with the President, the holder of this office being the person who recieved the second most votes. The Vice President shall succeed the President if he is impeached, incapacitated, or otherwise absent. The Vice President officially heads the Cabinet. The requirements to be Vice President are identical to those of being President. The Vice President, alongside the Cabinet, advice the President. -The Cabinet: Members of the Cabinet vary in number and in composition throught a President's term. A Cabinet member's title is simply "Secretary of (Power)", for example a Cabinet member could be the "Secretary of Foreign Relations". A Cabinet member is someone who the President has bestowed upon a certain amount of his executive power in a certain area to accomplish certain things. A Cabinet member must be a citizen of the Republic, and at least 18 years of age upon being appointed. The Senate has to approve all Cabinet appointments that are made of citizens who are not currently serving members of the Senate. The Cabinet can vote to force the impeachment process of any sitting member of the executive, including the President and Vice President, to begin. Legislature- The legislature is a unicameral chamber of representatives called the Senate. -The Senate of the Republic: This is the legislative body of the Republic. It is in charge of passing, revising, repealing, and examining the laws of the Republic. In order to pass a law, a majority of votes must be cast in its favor. In order to repeal a previous law, a majority of votes must be cast in favor of repealing said law. In order to overturn a presidential full veto, 2/3 of the legislature must vote in favor of passing the vetoed bill. In order to overturn a presidential line-item veto, 3/5 of the legislature must vote in favor of passing the vetoed bill. Members of the Senate are elected through a proportional single transferable vote election from many multi-member constituencies. The Senate is composed of 1,049 members. The Senate is subdivided into Ministries that focus on certain issues. Members choose what ministries they join, and from its membership members elect a leader, who then becomes the Minister of that Ministry. -Senators: In order to be a Senator, a candidate must be a citizen capable of exercising civil and political rights, at least 18 years of age, and be elected through a fair election by fellow citizens capable of exercising civil and political rights. Judicial- The Judicial Branch is composed of the Supreme Court. -The Supreme Court: The Supreme Court, acting as the highest court of appeals and lording over all other courts in the nation, as well as having the power of judicial review (the power to determine the constitutionality of laws or executive actions), is composed of 33 elected/appointed judges serving 10 year terms. The judges are elected in thirds, each having their own means of election. First Third: This third is directly elected by the people through ranked pairs in a single national constituency election every 10 years. Second Third: This third is appointed by the Senate of the Republic through a vote. Third Third: This third is chosen by a first-past-the-post election conducted by the College of Lawyers. -The College of Lawyers: An institution composed of all persons certified in law or a related practice by a reputable institution. -Supreme Court Justices: In order to be a Supreme Court Justice, a candidate must be capable of exercising civil and political rights, at least 25 years of age, certified by a reputable institution in law or a related subject, and be appointed or elected. Electoral- The Electoral Branch is composed of the Elections Comission and headed by the two Censors. -The Elections Commission: The Elections Commission is the organization that handles elections and censuses within the Republic. It is composed by various administrative officials and volunteers, with positions of importance being appointed by the Censors and subject to impeachement by the Senate. The Censors together oversee the functioning of this institution. -The Censors: The Censors are officials elected by citizens capable of exercising civil and political rights in a free, first-past-the-post election every ten years. The same person can serve as a Censor an unlimited amount of terms, however these terms cannot be consecutive. The Second Censor is the runner-up winner of the election to the First Censor. They both have equal power in the Elections Commission, and can veto any action within it. In order to be a Censor, a candidate must fulfill the same requirements as those of a Senator. -"Capable of Exercising Civil and Political Rights": A citizen capable of exercising civil and political rights is a citizen that has met all the necessary requirements or not been disqualified through criminal activities. -Basic Requirements to Vote: Be 14 years of age or older. Be 5-13 years of age and have passed the Literacy and Civics Assessment. Be of sound mind. -Criminals: People that have violated the law may still be able to exercise civil and political rights. -Disqualifications: If a citizen has been convicted of a violent offense, an offense of a sexual nature, a fatal offense deemed manslaughter, or an offense of a corrupt or fradulent nature, or treason: The temporary loss of the capability to exercise civil and political rights. If a citizen has been convicted of murder, war crimes, genocide, terrorism, or been placed on the sex offender registry: The loss of the capability to exercise civil and political rights for life, unless otherwised granted said capability by at least three federal judges. Territories: The Republic is composed of 20 non-sovereign States, plus the capital district, which is for all intents and purposes just a really small and local state, that hold administrative powers much like those of a province, except a priviledged few that get a little bit of federal leeway for various reasons. Official Religion: Mauridiviah is officially a secular nation, but the government often takes an atheistic stance towards issues. Official Language: The official language of the Republic is Andesian. Capital City: Maurotopia Codes: -Two Letter Code: MH -Three Letter Code: MAU Dial Code: +59 TLD: .ma
  9. The Grand Duchy of Karillia Capital: Trebzon Government: Constitutional Monarchy Grand Duke: Aleksandar I Komnenos Religion: Secular Population: TBD Currency: Imperial Mark GDP: TBD Etymology: Karillia literally means 'The Chosen' in the ancient language of Aegean, an almost dead language with an estimated 10.000 remaining speakers. The first recorded usage of the name originates from the Aegean mythology, where a prophecy tells of the everlasting land of Karillia, which will unite the world (which was believed to be much smaller back then) and bring prosperity to it. Brief History: The first settlements in this area can be traced back for millennia, to the native Aegean people, which revered a pantheon of gods and had their own mythology which was heavily influenced by other migrating tribes and natural disasters of the time. They only had loose, tribal governments until the Empire of Fles integrated these settlements. They displayed very tolerant and benevolent rule, making the Aegean people fiercely loyal towards the Emperor. Although they actively converted the populace to their own religion, Flesian, they also permitted the retention of their old faith. In the early 13th century, national unrests boiled to an all-time high, resulting in a pretender dethroning the Komnenos emperor before being dethroned himself only a few years later. The survivors of the Komnenos dynasty fled into the Aegean lands where they were still viewed as the legitimate rulers, creating the splinter state of Karillia. They used the mythological name in the hopes of enhancing morale and reclaiming their lost crown, yet they ultimately failed, only being able to make small territorial gains before the arrival of the Osjuk Empire. The Osjuks were a foreign nation from beyond the Poltic mountain range with far superior military, boosting one of the strongest light cavalries of the time. They slowly annexed the area of the Fles, taking their capital and last stronghold in 1453. Although they initially accepted a yearly tribute in exchange for Karillia’s continued existence, the Osjuks broke their promise in 1461 when they forcefully conquered it. This lead to the Aegean people rejecting their rule and staging multiple violent uprisings, which was countered by the Osjuks building new settlements in the area of Karillia, which they renamed to Trebzon, and sending loyal subjects to live there. They managed to hold their lands for almost five centuries, when countless uprisings all across their Empire as well as foreign interventions crippled them until they completely fell apart in 1918. Only two days after this, the presidential republic of Greater Trebzon was proclaimed. The young state struggled with a devastated industry as well as a financial crisis, resulting in thousands of deaths from starvation, which the president managed to blame on the tardiness of the parliament. in 1936, he dissolved the parliament and turned himself into a dictator. When the economy still didn’t recover, he found a new victim: the remaining Osjuk populace. In the following years, racial tensions heightened, and many Osjuk businesses and homes were raided and appropriated. Due to the extra money this brought into the treasury, the economy boomed, giving rise to an international anti-Osjukism. The tensions boiled over when a large, regional war erupted between the Osjuk successor states and foreign powers joined it, leaving millions dead by its end in 1948. The foreign powers helped build a proper republic this time, enforcing a constitution that would prevent anything like this from ever happening again and creating the Republic of Trebzon. This new government received a lot of foreign funding in the beginning, permitting it to rebuild the destroyed industry and create a strong economy. The people were rather happy with this until the early 2000s, which saw a number of corruption scandals and a rapidly deteriorating economy, creating calls for reform. By 2007, the government made lots of promises, yet implemented none of them, resulting in a Coup d’état by the military under the leadership of Supreme General Aleksandar Komnenos, last living member of the old imperial lineage. After grabbing power, he proclaimed the Grand Duchy of Karillia, with the clear ambition of restoring the Empire of his ancestors and succeed where the Empire of Karillia failed. Government: Head of State: Aleksandar I Komnenos. He has almost absolute power and is working towards tweaking the constitution in a way that fits him. Head of Government: Chancellor Palagelios. While he theoretically holds a lot of power, he bows to the Grand Duke, resulting in him often being considered a puppet. There are three main departments of the government: The ministry of Safety, responsible for military decisions and the executive authority. The ministry of Prosperity, responsible for economic decisions and the legislative authority. The ministry of the People, responsible for welfare and funding decisions and the judical authority. While there is technically a seperation of powers, since the accords of 2009, the Grand Duke has authority over them in case of a crisis - which he may proclaim himself. There is a parliament consisting of 77 seats. There are 38 civilian representatives which are elected in bi-annual elections and are tasked with representing the will of the people. There are 38 corporate representatives which are elected by the corporate summit, in which the 200 biggest corporations convene to discuss further improvements and resolve conflicts. There is 1 independent tidebreaker, ensuring that there is always a majority. He is often accused of favouring corporate interests. This strange corporate parliament is highly controversial in other countries and is often denounced by liberals. Military Karillia maintains a constand standing army of 0.5% of its population as well as a further 0.6% of its population as reserve. Their constant propaganda and offensive rhetoric has lead to them having a rather strong military. It heavily relies on a cpable airforce consisting to a large part out of drones, as the generals are dedicated followers of the 'awe-and-shock' warfare. The second largest part of the army is the armoured division with thousands of light tanks and a few hundred heavy tanks. The rest of the personnel is working as infantry and engineers. Economy Karillia heavily relies on its heavy industry as well as weapon exports, yet a lot of smaller companies recently started gaining influence thanks to government funding. It is internationally criticized for selling arms to terrorists and outlawed organisations, yet there is no definitive proof of this, which is why they are yet to be subject to any form of embargo or sanction. Demographics Most people are of a mixed ethnicy resulting from the immigrating Fles mixing with the local Aegeans, yet there are still some small villages of pure Aegean or pure Fles descent. There is also still a considerable minority of Osjuks which settled here during the rule of the Osjuk Empire, yet most of them fled during the time of Greater Trebizond. Culture Due to the many occupations and conflicts that the people of Karillia were subject to, they are a very hardy people with a strong sense of unity. They are hard-working and are sceptical of liberal governments due to the economic hardships those brought over them, which permitted the Grand Duke to create his near absolute regime. They also naturally need a national idol, which was once fulfilled by the Fles emperors, and is currently being catered to by Aleksandar I.
  10. Flag and coat of arms of Limonaia The Grand Duchy of Limonaia Il Granducato di Limonaia (Limonaian) Etymology The name Limonaia is widely believed to have come from the local word for lemons, as the region itself has been known for it's production of lemons for a long time, the country calls itself the "Land of the Lemons" and this is likely where the name it self comes from. Geography Limonaia is a somewhat small country in northern Alharu with a long rugged coastline, followed by gentle hills as well as mountains towards the east. In the northern region of the country the Autonomous region of Boevendal is located, which is directly north of the capital Limone. The nation also posseses the small island of Anaca off the coastline in the Ygros sea. History The beggining of modern Limonaia comes in the form of various citystates on the coast of modern day Limone. These states eventually expanded into the mountains and hills in the surrounding area. Some of these states would expand and become merchant republics with colonies across the seas, while other states grew rich of production of various materials. Eventually the citystates either grew too big or were conquered by neighbouring states thus ending the era of republics, but they did leave a lasting impact on the nation. Most cities were massive production centres in things such as glass, furniture textiles and other wares, which can be reflected in the modern day industrial capacity of the nation. In place of these republics multiple counties and duchies were established who then united in the year of 1694 forming the Grand Duchy of Limonaia for the first time. In the following years recolonisation of previously held territories both accross the seas and expantion into neighbouring lands followed. Eventually proclaiming the Kingdom of Limonaia which would last from 1745 to 1902 when it was abolished in favour of the old "Grand Duchy" following a civil war were much of its colonies and "extra" land was lost to it's neigbours. In the period between 1902 to 1952 Limonaia went through major political reforms where a parliament and other institutions were established pushing the country away from absolutism resulting in the Limonaian constitution being adopted in 1912. However in 1952 the military took power in a coup d'etat establishing a military dictatorship under General Luca di Ortello until his death in 1976 where Vittorio Emanuelle VI was restored as monarch, however with absolute power unlike before the dictatorship. This has however been gradually changed with parliament being reopened in 1993 and the Grand Duke gradually giving the parliement more power. Recently unrest because of this has increased tenfold. Government The Grand duchy of Limonaia is currently a Unitary Parliamentary Semi-Constitutional Monarchy with its current monarch being Grand Duke Vittorio Emanuelle VI. The current Prime Minister of Limonaia is Antonio Guiverdi who assumed office in september 2017 following a controversial refusal by the Grand Duke to accept a liberal victory in the elections, forcing the Liberals to enter a coalition with the Centre-Right party. The parliament of Limonaia has one chamber with 345 seats and has sessions in the capital of Limone. The country has parliamentary elections every four years, as well as separate local elections. Military The armed forces of Limonaia has personnel of around 420,000. The pride of Limonaia is its navy of one aircraft carrier, the ND Palo, twelve frigates, three corvettes, one destroyer and five submarines. The Limonaian army is modern and incorporates roughly 150,000 active personnel. Its equipment ranges from APCs to tanks and SPGs. Economy Limonaia is a heavily industrialized nation with a mixed economy. Some of the largest sectors are the automotive industry, fashion, glass, wine, olives and Lemons. Tourism also contributes to a large portion of jobs and wealth within the country. The country has historically had problems with infrastructure due to its uneven terrain, but has thanks to modern investments established a large railway system, including high speed trains between the largest cities in the country, a project that was finished in spring 2007. Society The country has around 48 million inhabitants in which a majority of 89% are ethnic Limonaians. There is a sizable minority people of Variot origin in Boevendal who are the majority of the population in this province. Most of the population speak Limonaian as their first language, around 93% with Variot being the second most spoken language with about 3% of the population.
  11. The Empire of South Integralist Brazil Flag Coat of Arms Motto: "União, Força, Perseverança" "Union, Strength, Perseverance" Population: 10 million Capital: Aurora Largest City: Aurora Official Language: English National Languages: Portuguese, English Demonym: South Integralist Brazilian Government: Despotic Regime - Head of State: Aleixo Emmanuel Medeiros Establishment: 1013 - 1415: Kingdom of Meino 1556 - 1859: Kingdom of Brazilis 1859 - 2005: Brazilian Unitary State February 2005 - August 2005: Provisional Government of Brazil 18 August 2005 - Present: South Integralist Brazil Elevation Highest Point: Pico do Urija (Urija Peak), 2,743 meters GDP (nominal): $50.8 billion GDP (nominal) per capita: $4,233 Human Development Index: 50.17 low Currency: New Real (NR) (NR$) Drives on the: Right Calling code: +43 Internet TLD: .ib Brazil, officially The Empire of South Integralist Brazil, is a despotic regime located in Europa. Its population consists of around 10 million individuals, all governed by a single head of state, Aleixo Medeiros, with the aid of his 8 ministers. Since its formation on 18 August 2005, Brazil has worked hard to rebuild its infrastructure, which was badly damaged during the civil war. This has caused the economy to be one of the worst in all of Europa, with the smallest GDP ($50.1 billion) as well as the GDP Per Capita ($4,233). With heavy investments on education, especially in the technology sector, Brazil is shaping to become a powerful and well-educated nation. It currently is one of the safest in the region, with almost non-existent youth crime, thanks to the government dedication to Law & Order. Etymology Each word from the name has its own origin: The “South” is a tribute to the southern part of the country, where the first movements of resistance arose against the old regime in what would become the Liberation War. “Integralist” comes from the portuguese word 'integralista', frequently used by the population, which can roughly be translated to english as 'unity'. It is meant to signify that the empire can only work when its population in united, with everybody playing a vital role in the preservation of the nation. The origin of the world “Brazil” is still disputed among historians as for its true meaning. Some argue that it comes from the legend of Brazilium, said to be the chief who first united the tribes where the country is currently located. Other scholars claim that the name comes from an extinct bird that used to live on this region of the continent. The official way to refer to a citizen of the Empire is as a "South Integralist Brazilian", or -more colloquially- as a “Brazilian” History Timeline of events Geography Given its somewhat small size, Brazil is relatively geographically homogeneous. Most of the countryside consists of barren landscapes interrupted occasionally by the few “serras”. Close to the coastline -where humidity becomes more abundant as a result of the ocean- the bareness gives way to scrublands and sporadic forests, although the size is not large enough to make farming viable. Brazil biggest forest, the Hugo Elias national park, is home to the jaguar, the nation’s symbol -as well as many other species- like the maned wolf and the tapir. Unfortunately, due to urbanization, most of the natural habitats of these wild animals are being destroyed, which is causing some species to become endangered. The climate is predominately subtropical, with rainfall reaching a peak during the summer and temperatures ranging from 7°C (during winter) and 30°C (during summer). Due to its natural characteristics, the agronomic sector is severely underdeveloped in Brazil, forcing the nation to rely in fishing and import most of its food. Most of the country population is located near the coastline, where the nicer climate made occupation more favorable. The nation capital has not always been on the location it is today; due to fears of attack and foreign invasion, plans for a new capital in the interior of the country was ordered, with the construction of Aurora being finished in 1985. This resulted in an influx of new residents to the core of the country, leading to greater diffusion of infrastructure in the nation. Government The Empire of South Integralist Brazil is a despotic regime, meaning that the head of state -Aleixo Medeiros- holds all political power in the nation. The system can be described as closely resembling one of a kingdom, taking away the fact that there is no royal family. There are three types of government positions: The Head of State is the ruler of the country. All laws and decisions must be approved directly by him. Is also considered the supreme commander of all military branches, but during wartime this power is usually not enforced. The Ministers, who are appointed by the head of state when assuming power. Contrary to what their name may imply, the ministers are merely advisors of the leader and hold neither actual political nor social power. There is no limit on how many can exist in the government, but due to efficiency, the number is usually kept around seven. Lastly, The Cande, who has the sole purpose of being the successor to the head of state. Any individual can be chosen to be in this position, as long as he is not from the same family as the current head of state. The decision must remain a secret to all but the leader, in order to prevent assassinations by hostile groups or regimes. When the current head of state dies, the Cruz Protocol is activated and the document containing the name of the successor is opened. In order to curb political dissent and maintain peace on the empire, protests are permanently outlawed. Troublemakers are arrested and may return to society once it becomes clear that they are no longer a threat to peace and prosperity. Foreign Relations and Military The nation has no projection of power externally and never engaged in foreign conflicts. Its current policy is to only focus on trading with other nations and know more about them; contrary to popular belief, Brazil is not hostile towards non-authoritarian regimes, as long as they do not interfere with its internal politics and incentivize strife among its citizens. Brazil possesses a small military, that although receives decent funds, lacks modern equipment. Due to the compulsory military service, the military boasts a large number of reserves, which are called upon during situations of national crisis; currently its role is to patrol the borders and maintain the sovereignty of Brazil. Several propositions were made in order to modernize it, but due to the slow economy and cost cuts, they were postponed. The three main branches are the Army Command, the Air Force and the Navy. Economy Brazil is a capitalist nation, but in order to assure a high quality of life to all citizens, the government allocates aids to those in need. The biggest example is the ‘Milk Law’, in which mothers who produce more milk than their infants need donate the excess to government, who in turn distributes it to mothers in need. Due to its economic hardships, Brazil has 11.7% of its population unemployed. Nonetheless, the nation’s economic output is $72 billion, managing at the same time a trade surplus of $405 million. Because of its progressive policies, Brazil boasts an incredibly high income equality, with its richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest. With a recovering economy, the country is set to eventually become a regional power and coupled with the current focus in education, 21% of the whole GPD or $2 billion, its population is becoming highly capable and efficient in order to increase competitiveness in the global market. Culture Brazil’s culture is mostly Latin-American, despite some of its customs deriving from American populations. While the official government language is English , some groups have attempted to make Portuguese an official language as well, nevertheless, without success. Due to the recent civil war, most of the population is still trying to rebuild their homes and continue life as before and because of that, cynicism has become commonplace, with many abandoning religion altogether. Despite this, the government hopes to restore the multiculturalism previously shown by the population, with reforms and incentives to organizations, especially museums. On their free times and weekends, Brazilians usually travel to the beaches to surf, one of the favorite hobbies of the nation; for those without access to the ocean, reading has become such an important activity that now the book publishing industry is one of the biggest in Brazil.
  12. The Community of Little Flau Flag Motto: ‘Plus Ultra’ Population: 13.7 Million -Density: 30/km² -Land Area: 457,604 km² Capital: Aulon Largest Cities: Aulon , Fush , Phika Official Language: English,Flauta National Language: Flauta Demonym: Little Flauton Affiliation(s): None Government: - President: Phakla Hun Establishment: 1998 GDP (nominal): 540 billion GDP (nominal) per capita: 39,316 Human Development Index (NS Version): 50.6 Unemployment Rate: 1.2 Currency: Siks Time Zone: GMT-7 Drives on the: Left Calling code: +3 Internet TLD: .lf The Community of Little Flau is a large, cultured nation, renowned for its irreverence towards religion, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 62 million Little Flauans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion. Geography Little Flau, officially the Community of Little Flau, is a country located entirely on the islands off the eastern coast of Aurelia. History The island of Maklon and the island of Putan first joined together in February the 7th 1998. The union was formed in order to seek peace, protect the environment and promote trade. In November the 8th 2004, Shalkon joined the union with overwhelming support from its population. The twin-islands of Phalon and Nolaf joined the union later that same year on the 14th of December. On August the 14th 2006, Aflan joined the union to save Roshal reef from its own pollution. Government It is a Confederal Republic with Phakla Hun as its head of state. It is a major developed country. The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 39.9%, but much higher for the wealthy. Economy The sizeable but inefficient Little Flauan economy, worth 2.55 trillion Siks a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Furniture Restoration, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 41,187 Siks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest. Culture Mothers are routinely abandoning their children in the name of women's rights, students cut up leftover Siks during Arts and Crafts, every week is blindness awareness week, and increasing numbers of children in Little Flau have different eye and hair color to their supposed fathers. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Little Flau's national animal is the Carp, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.
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