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Introduce your nation; history, current events, and map
Topic Started: Mar 5 2008, 11:21 PM (1,266 Views)
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Here you can write about the history, current events and post a detailed map of your nation.

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Long you live and high you fly
And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry
And all you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be
~P.FLOYD


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Fin
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Gov't Type: Direct Democracy
Government #1 Priority: Education/social welfare
Enemies: Russia
Tech. Level: 2nd world country
States/Provinces: There are three states, one colony, one territory, and one distric
Nuclear Arsenal: None
Main Source of Power: Oil
Secondary Source of Power: Nuclear
Military: Militia, no standing army
UN Status: Member

The Confederacy of Vainamoinenia is trying to rebuild itself after a six year war, The Caviler and Whig War. That war was about abolishing the king, cavilers. The Whigs, parliament, won the war and decided the best course was to have a big legislation branch, while having a small executive branch. The Whigs also decided that the best way of having a direct democracy was to form a confederacy. The Confederacy is made up of The State of Sampo, The State of New Moscow, The State of Alexandria, The Colony of Valandia States, The Inuit Territory, and the District of New Helsinki.

Besides trying to rebuild after the war, Valandia and Inuit Territory are vying for independence. There have been many talks between the leaders of Valandia/Inuits and the Confederacy of trying to keep the nation together. So far the talks have been unsucceful. The Valandia government has already declared independence from the Confederacy. The President of Vainamoinenia, Fin, is trying to talk to the heads of Valandia to deter from another horrible war.

There are four main cultures in Vainamoinenia (Vain), Russian, Finnish, Southern American, and Inuit. This has made Vain very rich in diversity but also a hot bed for violence.

The capital of Vain is New Helsinki. Capital for Sampo is Milltown. Capital for New Moscow is Colonial Town. Capital for Alexandria is Whig City. Capital for Valandia is Valandia City. The Capital for Inuit Territory is Inuit Land


There are ten ages in Vain’s history
700-900: Vainamoinen Age
900-1701: Age of Kings
1701-1856: Age of Russian Colonialism
1856-1877: War for Independence
1877-1921: Age of Alexander
1921-1933: The Red Threat
1933-1945: Age of War
1945-2000: Age of Sadness
2000-2006: Caviler and Whig War
2007-Now Age of The Confederacy

There will be more detail about everything later on.

Heres our grand Anthem

Vainamoinenia Anthem

My country,' tis of thee,
sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing;
land where my fathers died,
land of the Rebel pride,
from every mountainside let freedom ring!

2. My native country, thee,
land of the noble free, thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
thy woods and templed hills;
my heart with rapture thrills, like that above.

3. Sic Semper Tyrannis
Let our motto ring from all the trees sweet freedom's song;
let mortal tongues awake;
let all that breathe partake;
let rocks their silence break, the sound prolong.

4. Our father Vainamoinen,
author of liberty, to thee we sing;
long may our land be bright
with freedom's holy light;
protect us with thy might of great Gods, and Kings.

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Almonaster Nuevo | Introduction

Inspired by the philosopher Kingsley Mathom (1927-2001), the Hypercommunities were developed as a reaction to the social and ecological disruptions arising from capitalism. The organisation of society is from the bottom up, with individuals forming communities, which are part of larger communities and so on up to the national hypercommunity. This has led to many subtle changes in the way of life here, which are best appreciated by direct experience.

The country has a vibrant spirit and a diverse culture. Arts and crafts are integrated into daily life, and even mass-produced goods tend to be of innovative design and individualised finish.

The landscape is rich and varied. Our ecological courts ensure that the water table is kept uncontaminated, and there are wilderness preserves ranging from local woodlands to huge national parks.

Organised entertainments can be found in the major cities, alongside the community ceilidhs which dominate the social scene in the villages and towns. Our information net is second to none, and whatever you are looking for - if it is available in Almonaster Nuevo, there should be little problem in finding it.

Almonaster Nuevo | At a Glance

Landscape: The land may be broadly divided into 3 regions. The North coast is rugged, glaciated terrain with spectacular Fjords and coastal ranges. Vegetation is mainly tundra plants and Coniferous forest. The Central plain is largely agricultural, dotted with lakes and protected wilderness areas. The east coast is a land of low rolling hills, ancient oak forests and coastal wetlands. The Almonasterian crested loon thrives here, and although shy, provides a picturesque motif for the enterprising photographer.

Capital city: Mizumigari, Gari province (pop: 2,317,891 * )

People: Mixed/Almonasterian (33%), Mathomian (24%), Castilian (21%), Japanese(15%), Dutch (4%), Other (3%)

Languages: Spanish(Castilian), English, French, Japanese, Pastiche

Religion: None/unspecified (34%), Universal Life Church (21%), Catholic (13%), Other christian (11%), Bhuddist (10%), Shinto(6%), others (5%)

Government: Hypercommunity

Economy: Almonaster Nuevo has no Corporations. Small co-operatives and larger associations produce a bewildering variety of goods. Principal sectors include Electronics and Computing, Bio-Engineering, Diamond mining, Fisheries and aquaculture, Shipbuilding, Agriculture, Tourism, Research, Service industries.

(* all figures are from the 2007 census data)


Notes for visitors to Almonaster Nuevo.

You will find many elements of life in Almonaster Nuevo to be unfamiliar, but our citizens will be happy to advise you if you simply say, “I am a guest here, please explain what is expected of me.”.

One important distinction to note is the difference between “guests” and “residents”. All citizens spend part of their time working for the community. This allows us to provide free of charge all basic social services including food, accommodation and primary healthcare. To avoid problems discriminating agains visitors, those with “guest” status must pay an amount equivalent to the national GDP per capita throughout the time they spend in Almonaster Nuevo. Those who have gained a degree of familiarity with our system and who wish to do so may become “residents” by formally opting in to the work of the community. (You are also welcome to volunteer as a guest – this can often be a good way to get to know the local community).

There is no physical currency, electronic trading is used for all transactions. There is a flat-rate transaction tax, the national rate is currently 8.5%, residents pay additional community charges.

Although basic services, including food are free, you may be asked to pay for a meal. Why is this? This occurs where time and effort have been spent to prepare a meal and surroundings, rather than giving you bread and cheese and letting you fend for yourself. Personal service has become something of an art form here, and you should reward it accordingly.

Almonaster Nuevo is generally a safe and hospitable country – we hope you enjoy your stay here.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. ~ Mencken

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The Desert People of Mirahge: History of a Nation

Mirahge was founded by James Mirahge Cortingham, a famous explorer. He was exploring around the world, but, as he was scouting through the desert he became parched. He decided, when he couldn't bear it anymore, he would just dig a hole, and die.

But as he dug, he found it was a bit moist, he kept digging, until soon he had a hole full of water.

Soon, he build a colony there, as it was seen there was an endless supply of water. Now with vegitation, and a good population, it is now a Desert Paradise.

Known to have the famous world wonder, The Sand Palace, which is located in it's Capital, Trintown. It is a Palace enitrly made out of sand, and manages to beat of the intense heat of 55C. Known to be the Federal Govenment building of Mirahge.

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Gov't Type: Representitve Democracy
Government #1 Priority: Education
Enemys: None
Tech. Level: Slightly Advanced
States/Provinces: None, just one entire country
Nuclear Arsenal: About 100 Nuclear Warheads
Main Source of Power: Solar
Secondary Source of Power: Nuclear
Military: Moderate
Participant in War on Terrisom: Yes
UN Status: Member


"Life continues on, with...or without you" ~Locust Queen, Gears of War 2

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James Redmen - 28 days later
Pvt Damain Horton - On the Front
Lance Dersan - Cops
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NationStates has this to say about Jamberry:

Devotion to social welfare

The Indigenous Alchemy of Jamberry is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Jade D Light with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 20.782 billion Jamberryns enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 73%, and even higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Gambling.

All mothers are allowed six months fully-paid maternity leave, schoolchildren have twice-weekly sex education classes, female newsreaders distract the nation by breastfeeding during broadcast, and a ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect. Streakers swamp all public events in order to bare it all, voting is compulsory, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages, and the study of medicine is popular throughout Jamberry. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare.

Jamberry's national animal is the ferret and its currency is the josk.

"Dum vivimus vivamus" While we live, let us LIVE!
UN Category:Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights: Superb
Economy: Good
Political Freedoms: Excellent
Major Industries: Ecotourism, Wind and Solar Energy, Agriculture: dairy, wine and wool


(NB: Some facts in this article are in dispute)

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[align=center] THE RYVANE FEDERATION
National Anthem: Ballad of Serenity

~ PARLIAMENT ~
Official Head of State: The Queen / King
State Representative: Governor General
Current Acting Leader: Regent
Constitutional Leader: Prime Minister
Government Type: Socialist Democratic
Government Form: Constitutional Monarchy

~ GEOGRAPHY ~
Federation Capital: St. John's
Region of Canada: Maritime-St. Lawrence
Administrative Divisions: Dominions (Formerly Provinces)
Dominion Capitals: Fredericton, Halifax, Charlottetown, and Riviere-Du-Loup
Dominions: Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec
Total Land Area: 295,199 km2

~ ECONOMY ~
Major Industries: Arms Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Book Publishing, and Information Technology
Gross Domestic Product: 4,792,500,000,000 RCC
Gross Domestic Product per Capita: 7,500 RCC
Total National Budget: 881,618,715,000 RCC

~ INFRASTRUCTURE ~
Major Transportation: Train, Ferry, Small Aircraft, and Road
Total Length of Railway Track: 3767 km
Number of Major Ferry Routes: 7
Primary Power Source: Renewable Energies
Secondary Power Source: Conventional Energy
1st Priority: Healthcare
2nd Priority: Education
3rd Priority: Defence
4th Priority: Social Equality
5th Priority: Administration & Bureaucracy
6th Priority: Environment

~ CULTURE ~
National Holidays: New Year's, Lunar New Year, Valentine's Day, Family Day, Leap Year Day, Commonwealth Day, St. Patrick's Day, April Fool's Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Earth Day, Mother's Day, Victoria Day, Father's Day, Memorial Day, Quebec Day, Orangemen's Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Remembrance Day, Christmas, and Boxing Day
Known For: Bombs, Books, and Bytes. Arms and Pharmaceuticals. Healthcare and Education.

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Our Prime Minister is severely ill and has been unable to perform his duties as leader while seeking treatment. Therefore, the emergency position of Acting Regent has been resurrected to temporarily handle all national affairs in the stead of the Prime Minister until he recovers from his deteriorating health. The post of Regent has been undertaken by one of Ryvane Federation's most respected Air Force Colonels on agreement that regentship be surrendered upon immediate return of the Prime Minister.

There is a popular legend within Ryvane culture sometimes jokingly called the "Ryvane Prophecy of Doom". Several different versions of this legend exist, but all of them remain consistent on key points. The story goes that hundreds of years ago, sometime in the late 16th Century, a Mayan shaman arrived in the Maritimes. After living among the natives and colonists for several decades, the Mayan made a prediction near the end of his life after a bout of sickness among other things. His last words were a warning to: "Leave, or suffer the fate of the Croatoan, dammit!"

Known for producing books, arms, and medical supplies. Corporations born in the country profit greatly from war. High technology also makes Rylvan a major player in the field of telecommunications, and info-tech. As a result, this country is known for its value of ideas, giving rise to a large publishing industry.

The Air Force is responsible for space warfare and weapons research. In many nations, the Navy usually takes on the responsibilities of orbital warfare, but military planners believe the Air Force is a better fit due to similar research ventures. The RAF's aerial supremacy is great enough that its size and funding rivals that of the Navy, and even the Army.

Though the Air Force and Navy both have small commando groups trained in all-terrain combat, Rylvan's main special forces units are part of the Army. Similar to the British SAS and the Russian Spetsnaz, its members specialize in sensitive operations of highly dangerous, sometimes critically important nature.

The Ryvane Government and armed forces do not support the actions of private military companies, nor do they offer support in any way to civilian security contractors.

Ascension Pharmaceuticals is the biggest, as well as main, medical research and supply company in the country. The Advent Tempest project has been running for several years, but the only thing known about it is that it partially deals with human cloning. It is a covert sub-department of the Experimental Research & Development branch.

Liquidus Industries is the primary armament manufacturer based in Rylvan. It supplies equipment and technology to all three branches of the country's armed forces, as well as countless militaries and law enforcement agencies across the globe. In recent years, its weapons research department has been working on integrated biosystem development, some refer to it as a supersoldier project.

[/align]*Last updated October 19, 2008.*
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In 1745, there were 3 main districts in the area that is now Old Ogastein: Fern Land, Eastern Land & Old Ogastein. Eastern Land & Fern Land were currently in a major war in which Old Ogastein did not help either land. Eastern Land's goal was to try & gain more land, while Fern Land was trying to ward off the attack by Eastern Land. The war finally ended in 1759. Eastern Land had won the war with Fern Land's resident's fleeing to the small land. Fern Land started to become over populated.

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In 1806, nearly 50 years after the war between Eastern Land & Fern Land, Both countries waged war against each other again. This time Fern Land wanted revenge against Eastern Land. By 1808, Fern Land was loosing & offered Old Ogastein a proposal. The proposal said that if Old Ogastein would help Fern Land in the war Old Ogastein would get all of Fern Land's gained land. Old Ogastein agreed.

Over time Old Ogastein's States Started to Shape Up:

In 1879:

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In 1951:

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The Nation of Orlendric



GOVERMENT:

Monarch: His Majesty, King Vincentes De La Vega

Prime Minister: Julia Rothman

Minister of the Interior: Henry Inkman

General of the Army: Raul Petras

Admiral of the Navy: George Baxworthy

General of the Airforce: Norman Pierson

CMDR of the Coast Guard: Julie Richtman


GEOGRAPHY:
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Nations Capital: Royalton
Major Mountains: The Griengan Alps, The Moravian Ranges
Major Lakes: Lake Tiberias, Lake Royale, Lake Scottson
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Geography in our beautiful country consists of wide open plains with a beautiful coastline dipping along the heel of a penisula jutting out between two seperate seas. People in this country enjoy the beautiful pristine sandy beaches of the coastline and the year round powder in the Griengan Alps that provides world class skiing. The fertile plains provides rich areas for the extensive vineyards that dot the penisula. The alpine areas have vast communities of people that participate in the artic ice fishing and logging.
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The Economy: (Not what is listed on NS)

Industries: Logging, Tourism, Fishing, Wine, Automotive
Gross Domestic Product: 900,000,000,000
Imports: Oil, Steel, Uranium, Petroleum
Exports: Wine, Chocolate, Fish, Beef, Timber, Livestock, Textiles


The Culture:
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The people of Orlendric participate in a rich culture that revolves around the main industry, that being the production of wine. Wine is the largest industry and also the centerpoint of culture. There are over 76,000 Wine & Champagne festivals annually all over the nation.

As the legal age limit for Alcohol is 14, it has become a cultural tradition and a sign of passing into manhood through the purchasing of alcoholic beverages and the consumation of them.

The main religion is State Church which follows a largely Roman Catholic dogma. Over 98% of the population in the latest polling admitted to being open practicers of the Catholic faith. The heirarchy of the Catholic faith goes as follows:


Priest
Bishop
Cardinal
Council of Cardinals
Archbishop
King

Their has been much discussion in years past of removing the King from the hierarchy and replacing the order that has been in place since 1402 at the Council of Menas in which King Joseph I ordered the formation of the state church, run by the King.

The people here love life and the also love their cars, since there is no regulated speed limit on the highways, people have become accustomed to an unofficial speedlimit of 98mph to 105mph at the fastest. Many foreigners visiting our country are alarmed or afraid when they are on the freeways because of the speed, but the drivers have gotten use to this speed ever since the introduction of the automobile into society.
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Education in society is very important, parents are given the option of homeschooling their children and recieveing a annual $50,000 subisdy or putting their child through the state-run education system. While it may seem that homeschooling would be a popular option, it really has not picked up much attention within the region.

The state university, Orlendric National is the largest University in the country, with over 75,000 students in its student body, this university offers over 6,000 different degree programs with a faculty of 8500. The campus was built during the communist era of our country and was designed as a model campus. Rolling campus lawns and massive parks encircling buildings, with the main Administration and Mens Dorm in the center of campus towering overhead. Below is a photo of the main building.

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We hope you've enjoyed this glimpse into our nation!

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NORTH PEZALIA

Head of state: President (currently Susan Banks, leader of the Labor Party)
Govenment: Democratic

Breakdown of representation:

Lower house: North Pezalia Party (NPP)(far-right)(12 seats), North Pezalia First (NPF)(right-centre)(49 seats), North Pezalia Democrats (NPD)(central)(11 seats), Labour Party of North Pezalia (LPNP)(left-centre)(76 seats), Greens of North Pezalia (GNP)(far-left)(4 seats). TOTAL: 152 seats.

Upper house: North Pezalia Party (NPP)(far-right)(2 seats), North Pezalia First (NPF)(right-centre)(24 seats), North Pezalia Democrats (NPD)(central)(8 seats), Labour Party of North Pezalia (LPNP)(left-centre)(33 seats), Greens of North Pezalia (GNP)(far-left)(9 seats). TOTAL: 76 seats.

Population: 64.4 million
Capital: Adelphi City
Largest city: Adelphi City (13.2 million inhabitants in city and metro areas)
Major exports: coal, steel, aluminium, uranium, oil, gas, grains
Major industries: petrochemicals, mining, banking
Religious denominations: 44% Catholic, 12% Jewish, 7% Anglican, 6% Lutheran, 3% Buddhist, 2% Muslim, 2% other, 24% non religious

MORE TO COME! :)
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*Of course keep in mind, that I made all of this up*
**First-person singular**

So, here is how Cookiton came to be.

Coming to Canada

Dictator Nollen was creating harsh laws and bossing everybody around in the Pacific and giving no rites for his people. People were being murdered left and right, and a man by the name of Baby Charles XX (who was in 2 other of my facebook apps) sat in the nation Gukenztan waiting for change. After being assaulted with 3000 gizzilion different telegrams by 3000 different regions there was one that Charles kept before cutting down his mailbox. It said "Dear Cookiton, come to O Canada where we have gots fun and games we play different things arn the game is boring so come to our forums." The delegates name was Party, I clearly felt bad for her because she didn't speak English or properly speak it. So I got a group of my friends together, Chicken Grande and Red Clapper, and thus we sailed to Canada. We built of ship and sailed. We made it in about 1 month.

Arriving in Canada

Shortly after arriving we were attacked by natives such as the Nation of Tall and Skinny, which we only suffered minor injuries because are police (if we have one) was on the spot. Eventually population started to grow in Cookiton. There was about 300 colonists when I stepped up to be leader, I cocked my semi-automatic and said "Bitches and Hoes." Following this I was declared myself leader, I was the king with no queen. Seeing that my love for education was too great I founded the Thomas Mcnulty highschool. It housed over 3,000 people. Costed us only about 5 billion of the goverment's spendings. Eventually, Cookiton became a fisty nation, places like "I'm gonna mug you", and Knox" were created.

That's all I wanted to type for now. I was bored and I like this kind of stuff.
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Long you live and high you fly
And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry
And all you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be
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I feel really inadequate, I don't know how to make a map! But if you want to know where to find us, just put Lilliveque where Iceland is, and add a large island to the direct south and a small island to the direct north. :B)

HISTORY
Lilliveque was originally the much less known colony of Great Britain (compared to India, the 13 Colonies), inhabited by a wide variety of indigenous people until British settlers from the homeland landed on the shores of the southern island. A swift eradication of the original Lillivequers proceeded. A distinct array of torture and murder techniques were used, and within twenty five years, every last aboriginal culture that had called the shouth island it's home had been obliterated.

British settlers proceeded with the construction of a city on the sites of the former native capital of Klaktutulan. Lambeth was founded in 1655 soon became a financial, economic and militaristic hub of the North - a better location for a city couldn't have been found anywhere. Bound on the west by the ocean and on the south by the River Solomon, with grasslands to the east and forests to the north, Lambethians had a huge array of resources available to them.

Within another two and a half years revealed the expansion of a great new culture. Settlers from Lambeth looking searching for new and distinct opportunities spread northward, southward and eastward, and soon enough, in the year 1657, six different cities had been founded along the coast within two hundred kilometres of Lambeth in any direction: Skarsdale, Fangstun, Willowsdale, Port St. Abigail, Saint Orbeth and Donnoth.

The development of Lilliveque continued, and by 1750, the culture had become so evolved that it was distinctly different from that of Great Britain. Citizens were restless and slowly, tax payments to the Crown slowed and stopped completely. London, frustrated with the defiance of Lillivequers, withdrew it's political and militaristic presence from Lilliveque, believing that the people would suffer and eventually pay back the lost tax dollars in repayment for domination and a responsible government.

Within another thirteen years, by 1763, Lilliveque had established a responsible and operational government, a sizeable military and an emerging economy. They proved to be able to stand on their own, without help from Great Britain, and a strong sense of national pride emerged.

To this day, Lilliveque is an influential player in northern politics and the native culture has spread to encompass two other small islands in the area. Ties to the British crown are entirely cut off, with a seperate sovereign and government.

Cultural Ages in the History of Lilliveque:

1630 - 1655: Age of Domination
1655 - 1700: Age of Emergance
1700 - 1750: Age of the Crescendo
1750 - 1751: Age of Independance
1751 - 1763: Age of the Constructive Efforts
1763 - 1867: Age of the Great Rise
1867 - 1970: Age of Foreign Expansion
1970 - Present: Age of Modernism

Geography

Physical Geography

Lilliveque is a group of three islands to the northwest of the United Kingdom and to the east of Greenland. An overhead view of the islands will reveal a land pockmarked with volcanoes, mountain ranges, rivers and mostly coniferous forests. Small deposits of uranium can be found on the southernmost island, and large deposits of metallic minerals (including nickel and iron ore) can be found on the central and largest island.

The islands sizes are no indication of population: the smallest, southernmost island is the most densely populated, as the Original Six cities were founded on this island. The central, largest island, is sparsely populated, with a density of less than 1.0 persons per square kilometre. The northernmost, medium sized island has virtually no permanent population due to it's harsh and unwelcoming climate, with three military bases on the island, a government research facility and a secondary fallback operations centre in the direct geographical middle.

Political Geography

Lilliveque is seperated into one federal district, twelve provinces, six territories and a colony. They are listed as following:

District(s): The Federal District
Province(s): Abercrombie, Aurelia, Beaumont, Daphna, Illeada, Lyflet, Meriam, Nauretania, Oz (coincidental), Princeton, Quissent, Zimophora
Territory(ies): Brookston, Chippour, Dissentia & the Larks, Estherby Island, Flambouyia, Saint Neville & the Colbournes
Colony(ies): Ulk

Each province's capital is located in a seperate, provincially operated district. Each City takes the name of it's province, with the word 'district' directly after. The territories are lesser islands surrounding the main three, and the colony is located on the easternmost shores of Greenland.


Governance

PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY AND CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY

Executive Branch:

The Sovereign: King Alexander XI
The Prime Minister: His Excellency David S. Mathias, RCL (Royal Council of Lilliveque) MP (Member of Parliament) NOL (National Order of Lilliveque)
The Deputy Prime Minister: High Lord Christian Amadeus, RCL MP
The Executive Chancellor: High Lady Diana Carleton, RCL NOL
The Cabinet (15 Ministers of the Crown with the title Lord/Lady, postnominals RCL and MP)

Each province has a premier and a Royal Chancellor who performs the day to day tasks of the monarch in the respective province. The district has a President, the territories have a Comissioner and the colony has a Governor.

Legislative Branch
Chancellor of the Senate: High Lord Clark Crest, RCL RSL (Royal Senator of Lilliveque)
The Senate (100 Senators, titled High Lord/Lady, postnominal RSL)
Speaker of the House of Commons: High Lady Elizabeth Marie Charligne, RCL MP
The House of Commons (400 Members, titled Lord/Lady, postnominal MP)

Each province has it's own Legislative Assembly with no Upper House. The district has a Council of the District, the territories have a territorial Legislative Body and the colony has the Colonial House of Decision/

Judicial Branch
Executive Council: One Chief Justice, nine Lesser Justices
Chief Justice: High Lady Annabeth Cregg, RCL NOL
National Court of Appeal: six Judges
Chief Court Judge: Lord Peter Flipps, RCL

Each province has it's own Superior Court and Court of appeals. The district has a District Court, the territories have a High Territorial Court and the colony has the Colonial Legal Council.

Economy

Currency: Lilliveque Dollar (LID)
Main Sectors of the Economy: Fishing, Forestry, Mining, High - Tech Development, Arms Manufacturing, Energy
GDP: $1, 600, 000, 000, 000 LID
GDP Per Capita: $50, 000 LID

Demographics

Population: 75, 000, 000
Largest City: Skarsdale (9, 756, 000)
Capital City: Lambeth (2, 000, 000)

Facts

Military Stats

Disporportionate enlistment amounts occured after the 2005 Lambeth Terrorist Bombings.

Total Soldiers in Current Service: 1, 600, 000
Land Control: 550, 000
Air Control: 450, 000
Naval Control: 600, 000

Ships (RLS): 42 Destroyers, 10 Aircraft Carriers, 20 Submarines, 300 Coastal Patrol Vessels, 125 Tender Ships, 7 Icebreakers

Aircraft: 116 LF - 60 Jet Fighters, 24 LF - A110 Bombers, 70 Supercyclone Tactical Lift Helicopters, 63 Nightstar Armed Helicopters, 16 Tequoya 360 Search and Rescue Helicopters, 52 LF - 900 Transport Aircraft, 2 Royal Aircraft, 2 Executive Aircraft, 8 Subexecutive Aircraft, 20 Parliamentary Reserved Aircraft

Ground Transport: 7500 LF Jeeps, 2500 LF SUVs, 170 LF - 001 Capcat 4 Tanks, 600 LF - 2 Mobile Operation Centres, 4000 LF General Land Transport Vehicles, 300 Recon Vehicles

Operational Equipment: LF - Issue Kripton Automatics, LF - Issue Liteshot Semi - Automatics, Gagetwelve Rifles, Yurtable .007 Pistols, Stanblitz Hydraulic Mortar, StarcrunchSeekDestroy Rocket Launchers, .50 Calibre Fritzian Machine Guns/Rifles

Other Facts

-There is no official national anthem, but there is an official National Oath of Freedom.
-Only one Queen has been the sole ruler in history: Queen Isabel of Lambeth.
-There have been more female Prime Ministers than male Prime Ministers - 36 to 21.
-The Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, the Executive Chancellor and Cabinet Ministers are the only parliamentarians with a fixed salary. All the others are payed by the IFCL (Independant Finance Comission of Lilliveque) by how many bills are authored, co - authered, signed, co - signed, how much work is done in their electoral district, how much and what is said in the House/Senate etc.
-Since the founding of the parliamentary democracy aspect of Lilliveque, a King/Queen has never declined to grant a passed bill royal assent.

Current Affairs

-the current Prime Minister, David Matthias, is the youngest elected official in the country - 27.
-the current King, Alexander XI, is only 33 years old, is unmarried and is the nations most eligable bachelor.

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The Confederation of Spuddii was founded on the belief on unity in a central, yet extremely democratic government. It is a primarily hillbilly/redneck culture. It is primarily located in the rocky mountains. It founded itself from originally seperate states who became dissasified with their government and unified to make a better place for all Spuddiites. They allowed each other autonomy(to a certain degree) but they have a leader and offices in government.

Herr President

His most loyal Vice-President

There is a cabinent of 15 diffrent members who look after the country.

There is then the peoples council which listens to all the people and helps out the cabinent and president figure out what is best for the country.

We do not like big buisiness due to the corruption it caused in our predecossors government. There is a gambling business mostly due to the large freedoms enjoyed by all. Our economy is a primary concern though. All industries belong to the country, but are autonomous in their own way.

A more in depth look at how the CiS was formed.

It was a dark night... the night you see in your nightmares... the police were looking for all who opposed their cheif... They used any measures to route out all who opposed them. They were not just police they were corporate police. The companies had taken over the entire country... Rival countries duked it out in the peacefull country. Many a great things were ruined. As the people became more and more hatefull of their government, the more the government hated the people and tried to keep them down. One day, one guy had enough... He had recently been scared by the whip of a corrupt cop... someone paid for his whipping.... He went over to a crown and started yelling out about the government and how the seperate states should be unified into one great and free country... He quickly gained, a nearly cult like status withing the group... He decided one group wasn't enough, he talked to all he found, and soon, he founded the FREE-S or free spuddii. It took over all of the opposing factions and declared itself a new confederacy, ready to take on the world of politics and economy, united and well led.

A more in depth look at it's culture.

it's deeply in the mountains so it's a very laid back, but very hard working nation. They all express their ideas at a public forum where all citizens speak freely. The peoples council listens and takes note of all problems and does what they can. There are 5 distinct and autonomous regions of the confederacy: 1. Spudland 2. Potatia 3. Ceasarea 4. Nortland 5. Westii. They all address themselves uniqely and independantly. They wear mostly bland, yet cheap clothing, they don't care for flashy colors. They love to gamble away some of their earnings. That freedom is given to those as young as 3(with extreme supervision and no actual earnings, only to educate though). It is a rebellious culture. All outsiders are watched and need to let time tick in order to get accepted into society. They are rather smart though, each learning about diffrent things themselves, or independantly, and as such the government usually doesn't need to spend money on education as a result of that.
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I should definitely post one of these. They seem fun! :D
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I would also consider doing one of these. I think I would follow Nio's layout if that was cool with him.
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I would also consider doing one of these. I think I would follow Nio's layout if that was cool with him.

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NationStates has this to say about Jammberrry:

The Indigenous Alchemy of Jammberrry is a massive, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its punitive income tax rates. Its hard-nosed population of 1.662 billion have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 73%, and even higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Gambling.

All mothers are allowed six months fully-paid maternity leave, schoolchildren have twice-weekly sex education classes, female newsreaders distract the nation by breastfeeding during broadcast, and a ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect. Streakers swamp all public events in order to bare it all, voting is compulsory, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages, and the study of medicine is popular throughout Jammberrry. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Jammberrry's national animal is the ferret and its currency is the josk.

"Dum vivimus vivamus" While we live, let us LIVE!
UN Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights: Very Good 
Economy: Good 
Political Freedoms: Excellent
Major Industries: Ecotourism, Wind and Solar Energy, Agriculture: dairy, wine and wool


(NB: Some facts in this article are in dispute)

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