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The Free Land of Emberwood Coast

Flag of Emberwood Coast
Flag
Motto: "What is not, can be."
Emberwood Coast's National Map
National Map
Elevation Map
Elevation Map
LocationMap
Capital
and largest city
Aura
Official languagesCodexian and Unonian
Ethnic groups
(2016 Estimate)
34.3% Human

24.5% Vulpine

17.8% Lupine

14.5% Feline

9.1% Other
Demonym(s)Emberitian, Emberite
GovernmentDecentralized Collective Association
• Councilmember
Saravalie Interva
• Councilmember
Leelah Stone
• Councilmember
Moss Killian
LegislatureCollective Coalition
History
2/06/1515 - 4/17/1970
4/19/1970 - 6/18/1970
• Emberwood Coast
6/18/1970 - Present
Area
• Total
79,500 km2 (30,700 sq mi)
Population
• 2022 estimate
66250000
• 2020 census
65,113,230
• Density
819.0/km2 (2,121.2/sq mi)
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
• Total
212,000,000,000♅
• Per capita
97,106♅
Gini (2022)19.9
low
SDI (2020).881
very high
CurrencyKirib ()
Date formatMM/DD/YYYY
Driving sideleft
Calling code+23
ISO 3166 codeECAA
Internet TLD.emc

The Free Land of Emberwood Coast, better known as Emberwood Coast (ˈem:bər:wo͝od kōst), is a nation that exists on the northeastern coast of the Auroran Continent, that has borders with Axdel to the east, as well as Lyrevale and Quartz Fern Coast to the south. Emberwood Coast exists between the latitudes 45 South and 50 South, and between the longitudes 54 East and 62 East. The country is highly technologically advanced, featuring a robust research sector as well as a far-reaching Space Administration. The large lake in the southwest, Mapleleaf Lake, is home to a vast array of temperate wildlife. Most of the nation is cooler due to the nation's low latitude, and oceanic currents often develop multi-day long rainstorms over the capitol, Aura. Aura is home to the western headquarters of the United Nations of the Auroran Continent.

History

As the 1960's rolled in, with them came the anti-imperial sentiments of rock music, recreational drug use, and a new explosion of differing ideologies from outside the empire. As these influences combined with the already roiling tensions of the various regions within Morstaybishlia caused the beginning of the end for the Auroran giant.

In the northwest, a popular movement around individual rights and freedom began to arise. With the birth of Chance Syng in 1952, however, the fate of that portion of the empire was sealed. In 1970, a popular movement of succession was all that was talked about in what was soon to be Noroist Axdel. Lord Thesius Crumpus Vorenstein, governor of what is now Emberwood Coast, parts of Lyrevale, and Northern Quartz Fern Coast, cracked down on the protests that were flaring up around his estate with police. When they were just eighteen years old, Syng stood in front of an officer who had been attacking a man, and refused to move. Realizing what they were doing to their own community (most normal duty officers were recruited from the provinces they worked) and turned on the imperial forces. Three days later, on January 18th, 1970, Lord Voernstein was exiled and Syng, who'd lead several of the revolts before their incident in front of police, was then elected as temporary leader of what was briefly "New Staynes."

Following dissent in the finally settled in its current borders as Emberwood Coast.

1970-1979

A relatively young nation, Emberwood Coast has been around for only 40 years. The nation is a breakaway territory of Noroist Axdel (which itself was a breakaway from the Morstaybishlian Empire) since the outbreak of the Auroran Imperial War. As tensions grew and war raged on, the citizens of the coast could no longer allow themselves to add to the fight.

As the bloody fight for independence was being waged on the outskirts of the administrative region, numerous rock songs spurred the coastal population to action. Among them was "This Free Land", which eventually was adopted as the national anthem. In April of 1970, rebel leaders became signatory to the Norogradian secession, but dropped out of the treatise in 1971, after whispers surfaced on the possible use of nuclear weaponry to end the conflict. Out of this fight rose a democratic government; Chance Syng was elected president on January 9th, 1972 SD. This officially began the existence of Emberwood Coast as a sovereign nation.

Its lotus flag owes its symbol to a Morst loyalist, who is famously filmed shouting, "Let this land of sin rot with the cancers of its own vices!" When asked about the choice to include the flower, Shadow President Liesyour explained, "The lotus has long been a symbol of corruption and degeneracy; the same stigma awarded to those of minor races, genders, and sexualities. We are reclaiming this emblem, and in doing so our own identities, for liberty and freedom."

Syng was the president for eight years, ending their two term presidency on January 8th, 1980.

1980-1989

Just weeks earlier, in late 1979, Kayla Hansleigh was elected to take their place as president of the Coast.

In 1981, evidence implicating the Coast in allegations of intelligence operations during the Imperial War; although it later turned out the missions were all preventative against WMD attacks by various nations. The operation in Norograd, however, failed. A bad decision on the part of Syng coupled with bad luck left two agents dead and indirectly resulted in the kinetic weapon attack on Ethalria (Disambiguation). Amid the turmoil of finger pointing and political investigations, along with accusations of further ongoing antagonisation towards the Staynish Bloc, and having since been elected as a legislative representative, Syng resigned from that position on November 30th, 1981. Hansleigh's presidency was mostly uneventful, besides occasional foreign aid drops the nation could almost have been said to have been isolationist.

Hansleigh was president for three terms, ending in 1992.

1990-1999

Hansleigh's main focus was Scientific Advancement. In 1991 she organized the Emberwood Coast Space Exploration Administration (ECSEA). Later that decade, the ESV Ascension was completed, and launched into orbit on February 29th, 1996.

After the end of Hansleigh's second term, Darson Nanokono was sworn into the presidency on January 7th, 1992. As a continuation of their predecessor's scientific programs, they authorized the construction of Perpetua Station.

2000-2009

On August 7, 2005, Perpetua Station was ripped apart in a micro-meteor strike, killing all four crewmembers aboard. The nation grieves for months. The incumbent president narrowly won reelection in 2000, facing a 22-year-old Harriet Young, who rode a wave of isolationist nationalism, pushed to the forefront by the development of the internet and instant information services. Historians agree that had the election taken place even a year or so later, Young would now be in power.

Nanokono personally announces the start of the Valiant-Class Orbiter program in 2006, continuing Hansleigh's push for exploration.

After Nanokono's second term, President Archer was elected for a single term, running on a push for strengthened infrastructure and improvements to urban centers. Many credit this presidency starting in 2008 as propelling Aura to its current state as a global economic and political hub.

2010-2019

Lakon Anch is elected president in 2012 with a slight majority, touting an impressive resume in the physical sciences. Pushing for improved and expanded post-secondary education, the nation became a world leader in collegiate attendance. The length of Anch's presidency was uneventful, and he stepped down after a single term to pursue research in his previous field.

Nimona Poole is elected president in 2016, and immediately sets about making the nation's world class education avaliable for all citizens, regardless of gender, sexuality, species, race, or financial status.

The next several years began a slight downward trend into conflict. As numerous new nations rose to international power, Poole found herself trapped in networks of treatises and alliances, and the Emberwood Coast Armed Forces were deployed in several battles; The Foratemerian incident, Battle of Tival, the Four Days War, all examples of the increasing operations of the military.

Finally, as 2017 came, the Four Days War went into effect. Still wishing to maintain neutrality in the numerous growing political fissures on Urth, Poole began to forge new agreements with other nations, in an attempt to forestall further war. Nimona regained lost public opinion on a platform of peace and non-agression, and has expressed hopes to forestall further conflict going forward. Many speculate on whether she will run for a second term in 2020, with no general consensus. Harriet Young has expressed a desire to run against her or any other anti-isolationist candidate in the coming election.

A constitutional crisis emerged in 2019, when external actors attempted to destabilize the executive by manipulating and eventually assassinating president Nimona Poole. Attempting to monopolize on this, a right wing coalition moved to seize the presidency by filling her seat, but the Anarchist party won an emergency vote to reorganize the government to avoid hostile changes to international and economic policy. Saravalie Interva led this push, and now sits as the international "Head of State" on the Association Coordination Board.

2020-Present

The shift to a syndicalist government strained relations with other more conservative governments, and combined with the death of the former head of state caused relations with the UK and Further compounding this, following reorganization efforts, the Defense and Disaster Response council voted to cancel orders from South Hills for offensive multirole aircraft and naval vessels to divert the funds to domestic industry. cont.

Government

The government of the Coast was reorganized in 2019 to a Federal Collective Coalition, cont.

Administrative Councils

The national Executive division is composed of thousands of people, organized in specific work groups, each reporting up to more general meetings until the oversight council. These are elected via single-transferable vote through different blocs (one nationally, six by general vote for specific geographic regions, and five by limited relevant vote through different industries). Each can be removed after a vote of no-confidence after a petition by any citizens of Emberwood Coast.

Election day is December 7th, and is a national holiday.

Current Government:

Member Name Constituency Elected Approval (National) Approval (Constituency)
Saravalie Interva National 2019
2 2021
3 2020
4 2022
5 2020
6 2019
7 2020
8 2020
9 2020
10 2021
11 2022
12 2019

Administrative Division

Audits and Expense Reports can be found here: 2022 Centralized Expense Report

The tax rate hovers around 50%.

Parliamentary Division

Electoral Procedure

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3rd Street Public Library, one of many polling places in Aura

To vote, all a citizen must do is proceed to a public building like a library or school, and from there the public computers can be logged into with one's id and voted on.

Elections are totally electronic, and carried out over specialized contained networks to prevent tampering. Votes can be counted almost immediately, and turnout is close to 80%. The process itself works on a process of a Single Transferable Vote, one used widely in other progressive nations.

Arbitration Councils

Foreign Affairs

Emberwood Coast is a member nation and host of the United Nations of the Auroran Continent, as well as a member the South East Pacific Coalition Forces, and the International Orbital Collective.

Embassy Agreements
The Dragonian Embassy

A beautiful building adjacent to a small park.

Diplomatic Recognition, Embassy exchange. Represented by Ambassador Natalie Mint.

Scientific and Economic exchange.

The Tretridian Embassy

A quaint 10-story structure on the waterfront.

Diplomatic Recognition, Embassy Exchange, Military Agreements. Represented by Ambassador Alexandra Stripes.

Scientific and Economic exchange, Open Visa program, Free Trade, Past military assistance.

The Quartz Fern Coast Embassy

An abandoned two-story complex with tinted windows.

Refugee Representations by Ambassador Ashley Roanoake.

Immigration and Amnesty recognition.

The Stratarin Embassy

A glass structure next to a smaller office building.

Diplomatic Recognition, Embassy Exchange. Represented by Ambassador James Wahlstatt.

No special dialogue at this time.

The Tuvalt Embassy

An architectural masterpiece overlooking a plaza.

Diplomatic Recognition, Embassy Exchange. Represented by Ambassador Dana Pricefield.

No special dialogue at this time.

The Staynish-Caltharusian Embassy

An elegant building crafted from marble.

Diplomatic Recognition, Embassy Exchange. Represented by Ambassador Izetta Eylstadt.

No special dialogue at this time.

The Axdelian Embassy

A five-story pyramid flanked by decorative monoliths.

Diplomatic Recognition, Embassy Exchange. Represented by Ambassador Elisa Flores.

Unrestricted Trade, Open Borders agreement.

The Baykalian Embassy

A small building within the city.

Diplomatic Recognition, Embassy Exchange. Represented by Ambassador Maria Hadfield.

No special dialogue at this time.

The Kostromastanian Embassy

A small building within the city.

Diplomatic Recognition, Embassy Exchange. Represented by Ambassador Lieset Sun.

No special dialogue at this time.

The Setznan Embassy

A sleek structure built along the waterfront.

Diplomatic Recognition, Military Agreements, Embassy Exchange. Represented by Ambassador Sydney Claire.

Heavy Military support, Free Trade.

The South Hills Embassy

An elegant structure built facing the waterfront.

Diplomatic Recognition, Embassy Exchange. Represented by Ambassador Jo Cornervitch.

No special dialogue at this time.

The Oan Isles Embassy

An average-looking building placed along the waterfront.

Diplomatic Recognition, Embassy Exchange. Represented by Ambassador Julia Poxlau.

No special dialogue at this time.

The Blueacia Embassy

A compact building on Seaside Street.

Diplomatic Recognition, Embassy Exchange. Represented by Ambassador Jackie Earnheart.

No special dialogue at this time.

Military Forces

The emblem of the Emberwood Coast Defensive Forces.

Population

The urban areas of the nation are extremely developed, directly flowing into forested natural land without suburbs.

Aura is the capital and largest city in Emberwood Coast.
The President's office in the Administration Center. Nimona Poole can often be found here coordinating the nation's governmental efforts.
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A view of central Aura. The skyscraper in the center is the Executive Administration Center, where the government does much of its non-legislative work. The President's office is on the 264th story, at the top of the building.
Northern Aura, a less densely populated area, is favored by diplomats and federal workers.
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An angle from the harbor in Eastern Aura. It is the main port for ferries to Bai Lung.
East Portside, home to several semi-rural townships host to greenhouses filled with heavily genetically modified crops.
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Western side of Aura. Home to many immigrants. Arguably the most vibrant area of the nation
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Central Portside, about as populous at it's densest point as a suburb of Aura.
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Southern side of Aura. Home to the city's fusion power plants.

Urban Centers

Aura

Main article: Capitol city of Aura

Aura, the capital of Emberwood Coast, is home to a vast majority of the national population. It is by far the densest population center in the area.

It is home to the nation's Administration Center, as well as the Arbiter Council and the Free Assembly Center.

Right in the center of the city is Liara Bay, the nation's primary maritime transport center. The largest harbor in the nation, it is home to embassies of any nation the Coast has relations with, and the Executive Administration Building. Its famous Seaside Street has several open plots still open for foreign buildings. It houses the UNAC Assembly Center as well, and has hosted international talks there since 1976 SD. A bronze statue of Chance Syng, the first President of the Coast, stands strong beside other nation's heroes over the plaza of the Assembly Center, surrounded by all the flags of member nations of the assembly.

The bay is across from Altis Island, host to Stonewall Point, the ECSEA's primary launch facility.

Northern Aura is a less densely populated area of the city and favored home of many diplomats.

Portside

Portside features the majority of Emberwood's maritime establishments. While Aura has more coastline, the capital has stricter regulations on seaside development. Therefore, Portside actually has more ports, harbors, and drydocks. It also has more industry, and more commercial warehouses. Agricultural shipments coming in from the greenhouses and farms around Myriad and to the east of Portside.

The downtown area is also much less developed than Aura (Owing in part to the fact that it has only a tenth of the residents). It is frequented by naturalists and tourists.


Rockport

The northernmost municipality in the Coast, Rockport is the home of more than five hundred thousand people. It is quaint, compared to Aura and Portside. Independent retail stores are very common, as are family-owned restaurants.

Rockport is the military headquarters of the Coast. It sports the Rockport Naval Base, as well as North Coast International Airport.

Additionally, the city is just West of the Border with Axdel, making it a hotspot for overland trade, with several warehouses, depots, and rail stations. Over a dozen mag-lev stations connect Rockport to the Axdelian Border. The city also has the nation's highest building, not to be confused with the Tallest Building. The nation's tallest structure is located in Aura, and is shorter by ten meters because of the natural elevation of the northern part of the country.

Industry

The strongest industry within Emberwood is Information Technology. Retail goods are, for the most part, imported, as are certain non-staple foods.

Information Technology

One of three major internet hubs for Aurora are located in Western Aura, and several software developers operate out of the major cities.

Agriculture

Urban and vertical agriculture combined with conventional farming meet nearly 90% of local demand domestically.

Manufacturing

Semiconductor and chip factories

Demographics

Religion

Religion in Emberwood Coast
Religion Percent
Athiest
  
32.4%
Violetist
  
27.3%
Agnostic
  
24.9%
Declined to State
  
9.2%
Christian
  
2.6%
Other
  
3.6%

Freedom of Religion is key to the Emberwood Coast. Anyone within the borders of the nation is permitted to perform any non-endangering ritual at any time of their choosing.

The only limits placed on this are:
1. The action may not take life, health, or property from any sentient beings
2. The action may not obstruct the normal operation of daily life for others
3. The action may not include threats directed at other sentient beings

Species

Species in Emberwood Coast
Species Percent
Human
  
34.3%
Vulpine
  
25.5%
  
17.8%
  
12.5%
Other
  
9.1%

Any and all species are welcomed into Emberwood Coast. To date, over 30 biologically distinct species of sentient beings reside in the nation.
Including, but not limited to:

Species Name Est. Percent
Human 34.26%
Vulpine 25.52%
Lupine 17.87%
Feline 14.48%
Avian 3.14%
Reptilian 2.76%
Other 1.36%

LGBT Rights

Sexuality in Emberwood Coast
Sexuality Percent
Gay/Lesbian
  
46.1%
Heterosexual
  
22.5%
Poly
  
21.2%
Bi/Pan
  
18.3%
Asexual
  
10.2%
Other
  
1.7%
Gender in Emberwood Coast
Gender Percent
Female
  
44.9%
Male
  
42.7%
Nonbinary
  
7.1%
Genderqueer
  
3.3%

Emberwood Coast is a bastion of civil rights and is well known for it's welcoming of all people of all identities.

Pride parades and other celebrations are thrown annually with great fervor, most of which take place in Aura.

Geography

Emberwood Coast's national animal, the Fox
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The northern cliffs near Rockport
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The beaches near Aura are almost totally urbanized

The coasts of the nation are green, much as they once were, and teeming with life, one such species lending their likeness to the nation's animal, the fox. The entire nation, and it's claimed seas, span only a few thousand square kilometres. To the north there is the Gradean Sea, and to the South and West is the larger nation of Axdel. Due to its proximity to the sea, the nation's tallest natural point is a small chalky mesa, near the northern border, which reaches only about 298 meters at its peak.

The nation's cities are extremely dense, containing 90% of the population in less than 30% of the land. The majority live in the capital, Aura, while other dense centers exist on the mainland coast.

Despite the high urbanization, the nation has (relatively) vast swaths of protected forests throughout.

Climate

Emberwood Coast Weather Averages
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average maximum temperature °C (°F) 16.9
(62.4)
16.6
(61.9)
13.9
(57.0)
10.8
(51.4)
7.4
(45.3)
5.7
(42.3)
5.0
(41.0)
5.2
(41.4)
6.9
(44.4)
9.3
(48.7)
12.8
(55.0)
14.9
(58.8)
10.5
(50.9)
Average minimum temperature °C (°F) 9.3
(48.7)
9.2
(48.6)
7.2
(45.0)
4.9
(40.8)
2.0
(35.6)
0.5
(32.9)
-0.2
(31.6)
-0.1
(31.8)
0.9
(33.6)
2.1
(35.8)
4.5
(40.1)
7.2
(45.0)
4.0
(39.2)
Sunshine
hours
145.0 137.5 104.4 74.5 43.2 24.7 30.8 58.1 87.6 128.2 173.2 153.2 1160.4
Rainfall
mm (inches)
92.1
(3.6)
107.4
(4.2)
139.7
(5.5)
162.6
(6.4)
165.9
(6.5)
169.6
(6.7)
170.5
(6.7)
123.4
(4.9)
138.5
(5.5)
86.2
(3.4)
79.0
(3.1)
85.1
(3.4)
1520.1
(59.8)
Rainfall ≥ 1 mm
days
18.6 14.8 17.3 13.0 12.2 12.6 18.8 14.6 17.2 13.1 12.3 12.6 185.8
(1971–2015 averages) Compiled by the Emberwood Coast Geographical Service
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An artist's rendition of the trees.

To the south and extending across the more southern nation of Quartz Fern Coast extend Fagaceae Autumnus forests, notable for their perpetual fall colors. A mutation in the chlorophyll of the leaves and geographic separation created the species, colloquially known as fireleaf or forever-fall to Emberitians. Most notable of these nicknames is Emberwood, which gave its name to the nation. Fagaceae Autumnus is Emberwood Coast's national flora.

Weather Records
Data Category Data Date Location
High Temp.
°C (°F)
38.9
(102)
12.30.1997 Miriam
Low Temp.
°C (°F)
-3.7
(25.3)
7.3.2016 Aura
Drought
Days
159 Days 2002 Rockport
Rainfall
mm (in)
221.33 (8.7) 2011 Portside
(1971–2015 records) Compiled by the Emberwood Coast Geographical Service

Technology

Transportation

The public transportation system is highly advanced, employing raised magnetic rail systems, electric cars, and a subterranean metrorail network in major metropolitan areas. Most non-electric vehicles are from foreign visitors and tourists. Both major Coast airlines use solar or hydrogen battery vehicles.

Measurement

This nation uses the standardized Metric System of measurement. One second is defined as the time it takes for a photon-wave to travel 299,792,458 kilometers. One meter is defined as the width of 10,204,200,439 adjacent hydrogen atoms.

Space Program

Main Article: ECSEA

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The ECSEA flag.

The Emberwood Coast Space Exploration Administration employs several thousand employees and contracts out much of its construction work. It has had several successful missions.

Vehicle Classes


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E.S.V. Rose in orbit over Aurora.
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E.S.V. Ascension being installed at the Capitol Aerospace Museum in Aura

Emberitian Space Vehicles and Stations

Vessel Name Vessel Class Location Commissioned
ESV Reliant (3) Valiant (Refit) Vehicle Construction - Stonewall Point 2025 (Planned)
ESV Wisteria (2) Valiant Pad 2- Stonewall Point 2018
ESV Valiant (1) Valiant Pad 4- Stonewall Point 2016
Myriad Station Station Destroyed 2016 2007
Perpetua Station Station Destroyed (2005) 1994
ESV Kaleidoscope (B) Arrow Retired (Aurora Aerospace Museum) 1991
ESV Arrow (A) Arrow Retired (Aura Museum of Aeronautics) 1991
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