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South Pezalia
Topic Started: Sep 16 2010, 07:19 AM (240 Views)
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South Pezalia federated in 1909, bringing together the three regions (now states) known as East Pezalia, West Pezalia and North East Pezalia. This allowed for:

* greater national protection
* simplifying travel

Fast facts:

Total population: 38.7 M (31.7 M in urban areas, 7 M in rural areas)
Capital city: Pezalia City
Currency: Pezalia Dollar (P$1 = US 90c)
National languages: English (de facto), Pezalian (minor)
Drives on the: left

Funny enough, everyone in South Pezalia has an Australian accent and the seasons are June-July-August winter, December-January-February summer, just as the Lord intended.

History:

The land of South Pezalia has been inhabited for thousands of years, but it was only in the 15th and 16th centuries that any semblance of government appeared. These were usually small kingdoms, defeated as quickly as they appeared. Slowly, larger, more stable kingdoms appeared, and governments were expanded to improve administration. By the 1790s three governments took up all of what is now South Pezalia. After over half a century of scattered fighting, they signed non-aggression pacts with each other in the 1860s and began to work together to improve trade.

In the 1880s the idea of unification began to take hold, with the first conference held in Westburn in 1891, though bickering and occasional armed resistance from partisans stalled similar conferences held in Adelphi in 1895, Port Daniels in 1897 and princeton in 1902. At the conference in Queenstown in 1905 a breakthrough was made, and all three regions agree upon the terms for the founding of the new nation, which would federate in March 1908. However, resistance fighters continued to terrorise meetings in small townships, scaring much of the population and delaying federation by spreading misinformation.

At the conference in Pezalia City in September 1909, on the 9th, representative from the three regions decided to signs the papers there and then, bringing the nation of South Pezalia into existance. Bringing the nation together took three years, in which over 300 partisans were jailed, with seven hanged for treason. On the 14th of July 1912 the President, David Arkubo, declared the unification period complete.

Government:

Presidential elections are held every five years (years ending in five and zero) on the first Saturday in August. The newly elected President takes office on the third week of August. Presidents are allowed to veto bills, even if they pass through both the Lower and Upper Houses. They also act as the commander of the armed forces, meet foreign heads of state, and get dibs on the first cupcake in the Lower House kitchen.

Presidential candidates must have a seat in the Lower House and must represent a political party. A maximum of one candidate is allowed from each party.

The candidate with the most overall votes wins. However, if the winning candidate recieves less than 55% of the vote, they are not given the right of veto over bills.

There are 250 seats in the Lower House. During the Presidential elections, voters also vote for who will represent their seat. The candidate with the most votes becomes the representative.

Bills can only originate in the Lower House, they are discussed and voted upon. A maximum of three votes is allowed for a bill to pass the Lower House, which must pass with a 60% majority. If this majority is not achieved, the bill is discarded.

The electorate with the most voters can have no more than 15% more voters than the electorate with the least number of voters. Census data is used to adjust electorate boundaries. To prevent gerrymandering, electorate boundaries are shifted at random by a lottery held in the Lower House on the first Monday of February in the year of an election.

The Upper House consists of 38 senators, 12 from each of the three states and two representing military voters. It acts as a review of the bills which pass the Lower House. The Upper House is not permitted to make changes to the bill. Bills here must also pass with a 60% majority, but only two votes are allowed. If these votes fail, the bill is discarded. If the bill passes, it goes to the President to be signed (or possibly vetoed, if the president has the power of veto).

The states:

West Pezalia:
Pezalia City (pop. 5.7 M)
Westburn (pop. 1.7 M)
Rosemont (pop. 1.1 M)
Lignite Bay (pop. 650 000)

East Pezalia:
Princeton (pop. 2.1 M)
Kingston (pop. 1.6 M)
Queenstown (pop. 1 M)
New Princeton (pop. 450 000)

North East Pezalia:
Adelphi (pop. 12.7 M)
Port Daniels (pop. 2.2 M)
Promethean Ridge (pop. 1.9 M)
Helena (pop 600. 000)

Major industries:

Pezalia City: administration, finance, tourism, transport, iron
Westburn: fishing, finance, grazing, agriculture, aluminium
Rosemont: fishing, tourism, agriculture
Lignite Bay: coal, tourism, agriculture
Princeton: administration, coal, finance, manufacturing
Kingston: tourism, fishing, manufacturing, agriculture, grazing
Queenston: agriculture, iron, forestry
New Princeton: oil, gas, transport
Adelphi: administration, finance, tourism, transport, gold, manufacturing
Port Daniels: transport, finance, silver, lead, zinc
Promethean Ridge: coal, iron, forestry, transport
Helena: forestry, agriculture
Highland: forestry, agriculture, grazing, iron, silver, lead, zinc, uranium

Sport:

Australian rules football:

Australian rules football is a popular sport, but not the most popular.

League:
The NSPL (National South Pezalia League) was founded in 1949 and had eight clubs: Adelphi, West Adelphi, City (based in Pezalia City), Rosemont, TriCity (Kingston, Queenstown, Princeton), Westburn, Port Daniels and Promethean Ridge. This was expanded to twelve in 1957 with the addition of Adelphi North, New Princeton, City South (based in Pezalia City) and North West (based in Lignite Bay). New Princeton and North West folded in 1989 due to extensive club debt, reducing the league to ten clubs.

The season runs from May - September. Eighteen rounds are played, with the top four competing in the finals series.

City South has been the most successful club, winning ten premierships ('66, '67, '68, '69, '75, '90, '91, '92, '04, '06).

Soccer:

Soccer is South Pezalia's favourite sport.

National team:
The national team plays in brown and gold and uses three stadia: TriCity Stadium (112 000 capacity), Adelphi Park (107 000 capacity) and National Stadium Pezalia (94 000 capacity).

Leagues:
There are two leagues considered Class One: the South Pezalia Premier League (SPPL) and the Adelphi League (AL).

The SPPL was founded with ten clubs: Kingston, Queenstown, Princeton, New Princeton, Rosemont, City (based in Pezalia City), Westburn, Lignite Bay, Port Daniels and Promethean Ridge. This was expanded to fourteen teams in 1971: City North, City South, Helena and East Westburn, and to sixteen in 2010 with Highland (which plays in several towns in the rural centre of the nation) and Outer Adelphi (based to the south of Adelphi, just outside the city limits).

The season runs from March - September. Twenty-six rounds are played, with the top eight competing in the finals series.

Princeton has been the most successful club, winning ten premierships ('69, '71, '73, '77, '80, '85, '88, '99, '03, '09).

The AL was founded with ten clubs and has not been modified. These clubs are Scioto, Helensberg, Central, Port Adelphi, Red Plain, Roxborough, South River, North River, Shoredown and Kaiser Park.

The season runs from March - September. Twenty-seven rounds are played, with the top six competing in the finals series.

Central has been the most successful club, winning twelve premierships ('55, '56, '63, '70, '72, '73, '82, '85, '86, '97, '06, '08).

To prevent either league infringing on the territory of the other league, an agreement was signed in 1974 which established the outer limits of Adelphi as the boundary between where the two leagues could play competitive matches.

The premiers from each league play off against each other in late October for the right to call themselves "Champions of South Pezalia". Adelphi Park is used in even years, while TriCity Stadium and National Stadium Pezalia are alternated for the odd years.

Princeton have been the Champions of South Pezalia six times ('69, '73, '77, '80, '88, '99).

Other leagues:
Each of the twelve cities has a semi-professional Class Two league (Pezalia City and Adelphi have two). Players can be bought, sold or traded between all Class One and Two leagues at any time, so long as the deals are not completed within a 24 hour time period before or after ANY of the clubs involved in the deal are playing a match.

Each city has a certain number of amateur Class Three leagues. Deals between Class Three teams can be made in the same manner as deals above. However, deals between Class One and Two and Class Three teams are not permitted. For a Class Three player to be picked up by a Class One or Two club, they must nominate for the national draft held in (November every year) and wait to be selected by a club. The Class Three club receives no money from this.
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