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The Republican Union of Lusotropia

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(Complete factbook: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=912725 )

Lusotropia, officially the Republican Union of Lusotropia (União Republicana de Lusotropia) is a sovereign state, governed on a federal and republican model, located on the western coast of the continent of Alharu, and bordering the Argic Ocean. Its central government and major economic institutions are located in the capital city of São Preste, which is also the largest city in the country. Other major cities include São Savimbi, Assunção, Desterro, and Evaristópolis, each with over one million inhabitants out of the Republic’s total population of 48.5 million.


A federation, the territory of Lusotropia is divided into 35 federal subjects, referred to as Dioceses. 20 of these are autonomous regions, eleven are indigenous territories (set aside for self-rule by a particular indigenous ethnic group), and four are autonomous cities. Each form of autonomy possesses a unique set of of privileges, obligations, and national representation within the lower house of the National Assembly, the Chamber of Dioceses . In addition to the territorial divisions of Lusotropia, various sectional interests -religious, economic, and military, among others- are represented within the upper chamber of the Assembly, the Chamber of Corporations.

Along with Corporatism, the ideologies of Lusotropicalism and Integralism are uniquely important components of Lusotropian politics and identity. Lusotropicalism, as specifically understood within the context of Lusotropia, refers to the peaceful nature of race relations within the country, the taboo nature of racial discrimination within private and public life, and the active embracement of the process of miscegenation in order to achieve the creation of a homogenous ethnonational identity in the near future.


Integralism consists of a respect for the importance and authority of Religion within civil society and the lives of every member of the community. Towards this end, each citizen of Lusotropia is required to register as a member of the nation's recognized faiths (predominantly, but not limited to, Catholicism), and is subject to the jurisdiction of these religious courts in certain matters of morality and conduct.


In recent years, Lusotropia has successfully transitioned from a public sector-dominated economy heavily dependent on natural resources, notably tungsten, gold, diamonds, natural gas, and petroleum, to one under mixed ownership, and with strong pillars in manufacturing, finance, agriculture, renewable energies, and tourism alongside the still booming mineral sector. Nonetheless, Lusotropia’s large social security system, favorable business regulations, and ongoing public works program has left the federal budget dangerously vulnerable to fluctuations within the hard commodities market. High levels of cooperation and unionization among farmers and other small primary producers has helped to protect and bring prosperity to these businesses and the social systems which they support, contributing, alongside other factors, to a high level of social development relative to Lusotropia’s per-capita income, and low levels of poverty and inequality.

International Relations

Lusotropia has long supported international integration, globalism, and free trade. It is a strong promoter and probationary member of many major international organizations.

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