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Royal Republic Of Atiland

Atiland
Flag of Atiland
Flag
Coat of arms of Atiland
Coat of arms
Motto: Gens una sumus unum de multis
Atiland.png
CapitalRogueborough
Official languagesKuthern
Recognised national languagesStaynish,Octali,Kliozun
Demonym(s)Nacatan
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic
• Queen
Naomi Truden II
• President
Iakovos Monatos
• Vice President
Bestî Rênas
LegislatureHouse of Representatives
History
• Kalatianburg Conquest
2 BCE
• Conquered By Morstaybishlian Empire
1766
• Independence
1980
Area
• Total
477,800.00 km2 (184,479.61 sq mi)
Population
• 2019 estimate
26,430,200
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
SHD $824.3 Billion
• Per capita
32,120 SHD
Gini27.4
low
HDI (2020)0.893
very high
CurrencyAtian Dollar (AD)
Time zoneCET (UTC+2)
Date formatdd ˘ mm ˘ yyyy
Driving sideleft
Calling code224
ISO 3166 codeATD
Internet TLD.ATD


Atiland, officially called the Republic of Atiland, is an island country in the Northern Concordian Ocean. It is located south of MBE Arctic Territories; west of Kuthernburg and Alythunia; and Northeast of West Atiland, Kuthernburg.

The earliest known human activity on the island dates to around the 7th millennium BC. Archaeological remains from this period include the well-preserved Neolithic village of Kratoas, and Atiland is home to some of the oldest water wells in the world. Atiland was settled by Kalatians in two waves in the 1st millennium BC.

Atiland was placed under the MBE administration after the Invasion of Atiland and was formally annexed by the MBE in 1766. While Southern Atlandians made up 26% of the population, the partition of Atiland and creation of a Latian state in the south became a policy of Latian Atlandians leaders and Latians in the 1980s. While, since the 18th century, the majority Kuthern Atiland population and its Rocdian church had been pursuing union with Kuthernburg, which became a Kuthern national policy in the 1960s. Following nationalist violence in the 1976, Atiland was granted independence in 1980. The crisis of 1983-84 brought further intercommunal violence between Latians Atians and Kuthern Atians, which displaced more than 324,000 Latian Atians into enclaves and brought the end of the Latians Coup on the republic. A separate Latian Atian Autonomous State in the north was established by unilateral declaration in 1991; the move was widely condemned by the international community, with Packilvania alone recognizing the new state.

The Republic of Atiland has sovereignty over the entire island, including its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone, with the exception of the Sovereign Base Areas of Ituka, which remain under the MBE control according to the Independence Agreements. However, the Republic of Atiland is de facto partitioned into two main parts: the area under the effective control of the Republic, located to the west of Kuthernburg border and comprising about 63% of the island's area, and the east, administered by the self-declared Kliozon Republic of East Atiland, covering about 37% of the island's area.

Atiland is a major tourist destination in the Arctic featuring numerous Ski resorts. With an advanced, high-income economy and a very high Human Development Index, the Republic of Atiland has been a member of the Commonwealth since 1982.

History

Main Article: History of Atiland

Geography

Main Article: Geography of Atiland

Regions

•South Central Atiland is the southern coastal region and contains most of the state's population and many growing towns, such as Pelmer, and Wesila, lie within this area. Petroleum industrial plants, transportation, tourism, and two military bases form the core of the economy here.

•Southeast Atiland, is home to many of Atilands larger towns including the economic capital Lostwich, tidewater glaciers and extensive forests. Tourism, fishing, forestry and state government anchor the economy.

•Southwest Atiland is largely coastal, bordered by both the North Concordian Ocean and the Atiland Sea. It is sparsely populated, and unconnected to the road system, but incredibly important to the fishing industry. Half of all fish caught in the Western Borea come from the Atiland Sea, and Bristol Bay has the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery. Southwest Atiland includes Katmai and Teber national parks as well as numerous wildlife refuges. The region comprises western Cook Bay, Pistol Bay and its Watersheds. It is known for wet and stormy weather, tundra landscapes, and large populations of salmon, brown bears, caribou, birds, and marine mammals.

•The northeast corner of Atiland is covered by the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Much of the northwest is covered by the larger National Petroleum Reserve–Atiland. The Arctic is Atiland most remote wilderness. A location in the National Petroleum Reserve–Atiland is 120 miles from any town or village, the geographic point most remote from permanent habitation in the Commonwealths.

With its numerous islands, Atiland has nearly 34,000 miles of tidal shoreline. The island chain extending west from the southern tip of Atiland is called the Borea Islands. Many active volcanoes are found in the islands. For example, Justine Island is home to Mount Shishn, a moderately active volcano that rises to 9,980 feet above sea level. The chain of volcanoes extends to Mount Tehrot, west of Lostwich.

The landscape is covered mostly by coniferous taiga forests and fens, with little cultivated land. Of the total area 10% is lakes, rivers and ponds, and 78% forest. The forest consists of pine, spruce, birch, and other species. Atiland is the largest producer of wood in Borea. The most common type of rock is granite. It is a ubiquitous part of the scenery, visible wherever there is no soil cover. Moraine or till is the most common type of soil, covered by a thin layer of humus of biological origin. Podzol profile development is seen in most forest soils except where drainage is poor. Gleysols and peat bogs occupy poorly drained areas.

Biodiversity Atiland can be subdivided into three ecoregions: the Atilans taiga, Sarmatic mixed forests, and Atiland Montane Birch forest and grasslands. Taiga covers most of Atiland from northern regions of southern provinces to the north. On the southwestern coast, forests are characterized by mixed forests.In the extreme north of Atiland, near the tree line and Arctic Ocean, Montane Birch forests are common.


Politics

Atiland is a presidential republic with Queen Naomi II being the Queen. The head of state and of the government is elected by a process of universal suffrage for a four-year term. Executive power is exercised by the government with legislative power vested in the House of Representatives whilst the Judiciary is independent of both the executive and the legislature.

The 1980 Constitution provided for a presidential system of government with independent executive, legislative and judicial branches as well as a complex system of checks and balances including a weighted power-sharing ratio designed to protect the interests of the Latian Atians. The executive was led by a Kuthern Atian president and a Klizoun Atian vice-president elected by their respective communities for four-year terms and each possessing a right of veto over certain types of legislation and executive decisions. Legislative power rested on the House of Representatives who were also elected on the basis of separate voters' rolls.

The Latian Atian subsequently declared themselves an Autonomous state in 1983 as the Kliozun Republic of West Atiland.

Exclaves

Atiland has three exclaves, all in territory that belongs to the MBE Sovereign Base Area Ituka. The first two are the villages of Cantanchal and Torón. The third is the Louveza Nuclear Power Station, which is divided by a MBE road into two parts.

Law, justice and human rights

The Atiland Police is the only National Police Service of the Republic of Atiland and is under the Department of Justice since 2001.

Human Rights in Atiland is often jumpy due to the ongoing division of Atiland continues to affect human rights throughout the island including freedom of movement, human rights pertaining to the question of missing persons, discrimination, the right to life, freedom of religion, and economic, social and cultural rights.The constant focus on the division of the island can sometimes mask other human rights issues.

Armed forces

Atiland Armed Forces are known as the Atiland Guard. The Secretary of Defense is commander-in-chief of the Atiland, and serves as chief diplomatic official abroad. During peacetime, the Department of Defense employs around 79,000 in total. The main military branches employ almost 120,000: Royal Atiland Airforce, Royal Atiland Navy and Atiland Army.

Economy

Atiland has a mixed economy ranking, and experiencing a relatively low level of income disparity. The country's average household disposable income per capita is "well above" the OCD average.

Since the early 20th century, the growth of Atiland manufacturing, mining, and service sectors has transformed the nation from a largely rural economy to an urbanized, industrial one. Like many other developed countries, the Atiland economy is dominated by the service industry, which employs about three-quarters of the country's workforce. However, Atiland is unusual among developed countries in the importance of its primary sector, in which the forestry and petroleum industries are two of the most prominent components.

Atiland possesses vast offshore deposits of natural gas, and also hosts large oil and gas resources. The vastness of the Imbuka oil sands and other assets results in Atiland having a high percent share of global oil reserves. Atiland Department of Natural Resources provides statistics regarding its major exports; the country is a leading exporter of zinc, uranium, gold, nickel, platinoids, aluminum, steel, iron ore, coking coal, lead, copper, molybdenum, cobalt, and cadmium. Many towns in northern Atiland, where agriculture is difficult, are sustainable because of nearby mines or sources of timber.

Because of the heavy influx of tourists and foreign investors, the property rental market in Atiland has grown in recent year. Following the war with Kuthernburg and succession of of land, the Atiland Town Planning Department announced a series of incentives to stimulate the property market and increase the number of property developments in the country's town centers. This followed earlier measures to quickly give immigration permits to third country nationals investing in Atiland property.

Transport

Available modes of transport are by road, sea and air. Atiland is the only Kuthern Commonwealth nations in which vehicles drive on the left-hand side of the road, a remnant of Morst colonization. A series of motorways runs along the coast from Ialypagou east to Guidotina, with two motorways running inland to Ovanhos, one from Márín and one from Alzidrid.

There were approximately 5,344,000 privately owned vehicles, and a total of 5,940,330 registered motor vehicles in the Republic of Atiland in 2019. In 2017, plans were announced to improve and expand bus services and other public transport throughout Atiland with the financial backing of the World Trade Organization. In 2020 the new bus network was implemented.

Atiland has several heliports and two international airports: Ieratsini International Airport and Rogueborough International Airport. A third airport, Gafalha International Airport, operates in the Latian administered area.

The main harbors of the island are Rogueborough and Gafalha, which service cargo, passenger and cruise ships.

Demographics

According to the Commonwealth Population Administration, in 2019 Kuthern Atians comprised 73%, Latian Atians 20%, and others 8% of the Atian population. At the time of the 2011 government census, there were 32,100 people of Kryloth origin living in Atiland. Outside Atiland there is a significant and thriving Kuthern Atian diaspora and Latian Atian diaspora in the Kingdom Of Kuthernburg, Furnifold, MBE, South Hills, Tretrid and Nacata.

Religion

The majority of Kuthern Atians identify as Children of Cafushi, whereas most Latian Atians are adherents of Kliozon Oryni. The first President of Atiland, Marios Petropoulos, was an archbishop.

Bur Antu Kuuakas, situated near the Gafalha Salt Lake is an object of pilgrimage for both Orynis and Cafushians. There is also a Jurain community on Atiland. The remaining 9.3% adhered to other religious denominations or did not state their religion.

Language

Atiland has two official languages, Spandard and Kliozun. Staynish and Octali are recognized as minority languages. Although without official status, Staynish is widely spoken and it features widely on road signs, public notices, and in advertisements, etc. Staynish was the sole official language during Morstaybishlian colonial rule and the lingua franca until 1980, and continued to be used in courts of law until 1995 and in legislation until 2002. 87.3% of Atians are proficient in the Staynish language as a second language. Octali is widely spoken among the country's minorities, residents and citizens, and Kasmish. Octali after Staynish, and Spandard, is the third language used on many signs of shops and restaurants.

The everyday spoken language of Kuthern Atians is Atian Spandard and that of Latian Atians is Atian Kliozun. These vernaculars both differ from their standard registers significantly.

Education

Atiland has a highly developed system of primary and secondary education offering both public and private education. The high quality of instruction can be attributed in part to the fact that nearly 9% of the GDP is spent on education which makes Atiland one of the top three spenders of education in the Kuthern Commonwealth along with Nacata and Kuthernburg.

State schools are generally seen as equivalent in quality of education to private-sector institutions. However, the value of a state high-school diploma is limited by the fact that the grades obtained account for only around 35% of the final grade for each topic, with the remaining 65% assigned by the teacher during the semester, in a minimally transparent way. Atian universities ignore high school grades almost entirely for admissions purposes. While a high-school diploma is mandatory for university attendance, admissions are decided almost exclusively on the basis of scores at centrally administered university entrance examinations that all university candidates are required to take.

The majority of Atians receive their higher education at Kuthern, Morst, Nacatan, other Borean and Novaris universities.