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Republic of Philimania

Flag of Philimania
War Flag of Philimania
Flag
Coat of Arms of Philimania
Coat of Arms
Motto: Vita Frui
("Enjoy Life")
Anthem: "Toku Nuu"
(English: "My Nation")
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Location of Philimania (dark green) – in South America (grey)
Location of Philimania (dark green)
– in South America (grey)
Philimania Location Map.png
CapitalNew Phork City
Largest cityNew Phork City
Official languagesEnglish
Recognised regional languagesSpanish
Ethnic groups
(2021)
60% Philimanian
34% Hispanic
6% other
Religion
  • 57% Protestant
  • 29% Catholic
  • 10% Atheist
  • 2.1% Judist
  • 1.9% Others
Demonym(s)Philimanian
GovernmentConstitutional Federal Republic
• President
Nel Karlson
Henry Field
Legislature
Legislative Council
House of Representatives
History
• Founding of New Cardiff
May 1603
• Founding of Philimania
19 July 1621
Area
• Total
60,417 km2 (23,327 sq mi)
Population
• 2017 estimate
Increase 6,420,447
• 2021 census
7,328,491
• Density
121.3/km2 (314.2/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
Increase P$1.301 trillion
• Per capita
Increase P$31,422
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
Increase P$1.342 trillion
• Per capita
Increase P$30,120
GiniSteady 29
low
HDIIncrease 0.810
very high · 20th
CurrencyPhilimanian Dollar (P$) (PD)
Time zone(GMT-6)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy (CE)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+47
ISO 3166 codePH
Internet TLD.ph

The Republic of Philimania (/fɪlɪ'meɪnɪə/ (Speaker Icon.svg listen)), commonly called Philimania, is a federal republic governed by The Philimanian Legislative Council (TPLC) in Western South America. Philimania covers over 20 thousand square kilometres and has a population of over 5 million. The nation consists of 4 provinces.

Philimania was first inhabited by native Polynesians before its founding. Philimania was discovered in 1621 by British and Spanish pilgrims whom fled their homelands to escape persecution.

Philimania is a developed country, with a high national GDP of P$1.342 trillion. The per capita GDP of P$30,120 ranks highly in the world. The economy is fueled almost entirely by the private sector, which is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. The average income is 65,825 dollars and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest. Philimania ranks highly in civil rights, political freedom, and economic freedom. Philimania is a small power, as well as a member of several international organizations, including the United Nations.

Etymology

The term 'Philimania' is believed by historian to have come from the name of the Polynesian tribe that once lived on the island.

History

Early history

Philimania was originally settled between the 3rd and 2nd millennia BCE, most likely from New Zealand and Polynesian. Philimania was first discovered by British and Spanish pilgrims around May of 1603.

British and Spanish pilgrims

In 1603, the British and Spanish pilgrims settled on what is now the south coast of the province of New Cardiff, and established the State of New Cardiff. There, they founded the city of Phrakingdale.

Over time, the pilgrims and the natives mingled together, and formed a new ethnic group known as Philimanians.

By 1615, the entire Philimanian islands has been explored and settled forming many semi-independent states.

Spanish Discovery and the Seven Years War

Harry Liam, Governor of Philimania from 1621 to his death in 1654.

In 1621, Philimania was discovered by Spanish Explorers. the Philimanians knew that if they were not united, they would be invaded by them, so, in 19 July 1621 Philimania was unified under one banner. and a governor, known as Harry Liam was appointed to rule Philimania. In 1654, the governor passed away and The Philimanian Legislative Council was formed.

Eventually Philimania opened trading posts along the coast to trade with the Spanish, and eventually Britain and France in the late 17th Century. During The Seven Years War, Spain declared war on Philimania so they sided with Britain, managing to seize the Spanish occupied island of Largoia later known as Long Kingdom with insignificant losses.

The Long Kingdomian Revolt

Following The Seven Years War, in 1768, Philimania's economy started to deteriorate. So on July 23rd in that year, the president at that time, Kareen Rallington passed an act known as the Comertua Act, it states that taxes in Largoia would be raised by 20% and that Philimanian goods bought or sold would cost twice as much. The Largoian were not at all happy.

On August 6th 1768, Largoian revolutionist Adrián Espejo and around 500 other Largoians took to the streets of Browningham, the new capital of Largoia. After a series of protests, the Philimanian soldiers were sent in to deal with the protesters. as soon as the army entered the city, rocks were thrown at them. The soldiers, overwhelmed by the number of protesters fired on them. 53 protesters were killed and this event would be known as the Browningham Massacre. The news of this event spreaded like wildfire throughout Philimania. The Largoian were outraged, so they armed themselves with weapons and revolted against Philimania.

Drawing of the Battle of Phorktown Hill a battle in the Long Kingdomian Revolution 1769.

The Long Kingdomian Revolution officially started on the morning of August 10th 1768. The general of the Philimanian army at that time, Keane Tomlinson, launched an all-out assault on the beaches of Largoia with insignificant losses. By October, the Long Kingdomian Revolution seemed to be coming to a close for all Long Kingdomian units have either been surrounded or captured, But, a month ago, a Long Kingdomian ambassador was sent to Spain to ask them for help, the Spanish agreed. So on the 5th of November in that year, Philimanian forces were driven off the island, but not after a final stand at the Battle of Pices Beach. It was estimated that Spain and The Long Kingdom suffered twice as much as Philimania.

By February 1769, Spanish and Long Kingdomian forces were pushing Philimanian forces into their own island. Eventually, they reached Phorktown, the capital of Philimania where the Philimanians made a last-ditch attempt to drive out their enemy at the Battle of Phorktown hill. Both sides suffered heavy losses, the battle lasted for a total of 13 months and ended in the surrender of the Philimanian forces. So on March 15th 1770, Philimania surrenders to the Spanish and Long Kingdomian ending the Long Kingdomian Revolution and Philimania was forced to give Largio independence.

The Modern Era

After the war, in 1771, a new city named New Phork was built by Henry Phork to the north of Phorktown. New Phork became the new capital in 1899 by president Mahad Sanders.

During World War 1 and 2, the Philimanian Armed Forces were on standby incase of an invasion.

On December 6th 1978, Philimania joins the United Nations.

Geography

Physical map of Philimania

Philimania makes up of 3 islands, Philimania, West Island, and Retop Island. The land area of Philimania is 13,937 mile² (22,431 km²) and it is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on all sides. The tallest point in Philimania is Mount Phanes standing at 976 meters in the West of North Philimania. The lowest point is Harodan Valley with an elevation of -32 meters. The entirety of Philimania is covered  by the Harodan Rainforest. The Longest river is the Brades River which runs from Mount Naro to the west coast of Philimania.

Climate

Philimania experiences a humid tropical climate with generally cool temperatures and plentiful rainfall all year round.

Climate data for Philimania
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.6
(87.1)
30.6
(87.1)
30.9
(87.6)
31.3
(88.3)
31.4
(88.5)
31.0
(87.8)
30.6
(87.1)
30.7
(87.3)
30.9
(87.6)
31.1
(88)
31.4
(88.5)
31.1
(88)
30.97
(87.74)
Daily mean °C (°F) 27.3
(81.1)
27.2
(81)
27.5
(81.5)
27.9
(82.2)
28.0
(82.4)
27.6
(81.7)
27.4
(81.3)
27.5
(81.5)
27.7
(81.9)
27.7
(81.9)
27.9
(82.2)
27.7
(81.9)
27.62
(81.72)
Average low °C (°F) 23.9
(75)
23.9
(75)
24.1
(75.4)
24.4
(75.9)
24.5
(76.1)
24.2
(75.6)
24.1
(75.4)
24.3
(75.7)
24.5
(76.1)
24.4
(75.9)
24.4
(75.9)
24.2
(75.6)
24.24
(75.63)
Rainfall mm (inches) 271.8
(10.701)
231.6
(9.118)
208.3
(8.201)
220.2
(8.669)
304.5
(11.988)
438.7
(17.272)
458.2
(18.039)
379.7
(14.949)
301.2
(11.858)
352.3
(13.87)
287.5
(11.319)
304.3
(11.98)
3,758.3
(147.964)
Avg. rainy days 19.0 15.9 16.7 14.8 20.0 21.9 21.0 19.8 16.8 20.1 18.7 19.9 224.6
Mean monthly sunshine hours 198.4 194.9 244.9 234.0 210.8 168.0 186.0 176.7 198.0 179.8 183.0 182.9 2,357.4
Source: Hong Kong Observatory

Enviroment

The West Island Wildlife Reserve.

Philimania has a history of strong environment conservation. For example, The northern part of the West Island are protected under the West Island Wildlife Preserve, which was established in 1943.

While much of Philimania remains free of environmental degradation, areas of concern include illegal dynamite fishing, inadequate solid waste disposal facilities in Dioran and extensive sand and coral dredging in the Retop Lagoon.

Administrative divisions

Provincial map of Philimania

Philimania is divided into 4 provinces, North Philimania, West Island, Dioran, and New Cardiff.

Transport and infrastructure

A road in the north coast of Philimania.

Foster International Airport in New Phork provides scheduled direct flights with Guam, Manila, Hong Kong, Lima, Brasília, and Taipei.

Freight, military and cruise ships often call at Phrakingdale Harbor, Gardton Harbour, or Harpville Harbour. The country has a railway that connects all the major cities. Philimania has around 1626 km or 1010.35 mi of highways, only 456 km or 283.3 mi are paved. Driving is on the left and the speed limit is 100 km/h (62 mph).

The railroad network of Philimania is 1626 km long and is traversed daily by up to 30,000 passenger and cargo trains. The partially state-owned largest railroad company Philimania High Speed Rail Corporation serves and oeprates a large number of trains, passengers and infrastructure components. Most of the railroad infrastructure is maintained, operated and financed by the Ministry of Infrastructure since 1964. The network is used by regular and high speed trains, most notably the InterCity trains travelling at between 240 km/h (149 mph) to under 370 km/h (230 mph), providing expansive domestic and international rail connections. Confined urban underground rapid transit such as the New Phork Undergound, and shuttle services are all well developed in major Philimanian cities.

Demographics

Total population growth of Philimania 1800-2020.

Philimania has an estimated population of over 7 million of whom 60% are Philimanians, 34% are Hispanic, and 6% are other races.. While the birthrate is only 5 per 1000, the population growth rate is 5%, the result of immigration from places such as South Africa, Ireland, and China.

Language

English is the de facto national language. Approximately 90% of the population speaks English as a first language, with another 9% speaking Spanish as a first language. The third most dominant language is French, with 1% of the population being native speakers.

Religion

The majority of Philimania's population identifies as Christian. 57% identify as Protestant, with 29% identifying as Catholics. The nonreligious account for 10% of the population, while Jews make up 2.1%. All other faiths collectively make up 1.9% of the population. The 6th Amendment of Philimania guarantees religious freedom and prevents legislation that favours any religion over another. In addition, discrimination based on religion is illegal, with the exception of explicitly religious organizations such as churches.

Health

The Philimanian universal healthcare system is highly developed, as indicated by its very low infant mortality rate of 3.6 boys and 3.3 girls per 1,000 births and a high life expectancy of around 80.05 years, 79.72 years for men and 81.94 years for women.

Largest Cities

Philimania is a highly urbanized country. Its largest cities include New Phork, New Phork, Stefshire, Shewood, Croufield, Meucester, Phrakingdale, Watchingham, Harpville, and Gardton features a number of large metropolitan areas summing up urban agglomerations, such as the Greater New Phork.


Government

The Republic of Philimania is a constitutional federal republic. The Philimanian Constitution is the supreme law of the land and closely models the US Constitution on which it was inspired. The citizens of Philimania are subject to three levels of government: federal, provincial, and local.

Local Government: Administers police and fire forces, as well as other public works. Protects private property rights.

Regional Government: Responsible for education, infrastructure, and taxation.

Federal Government: Responsible for national defence, foreign policy, and guarantees basic human rights that the provincial or local government cannot override. It is also responsible for regulating international commerce. Since 1986, the Department of Science has been responsible for coordinating and funding scientific research into a wide array of fields, notably nuclear power and weaponry, space technology, and renewable energy.

The federal government is composed of three branches:

Executive: Headed by the President of Philimania. Can veto legislative bills, appoint cabinet members and Supreme Court Justices.

Legislative: Made up of the Legislative Council and the House of Representatives. Makes federal law, declares war, allocates federal funds and approves treaties.

Judicial: Made up of the Supreme Court and lower federal courts. Has the power of judicial review, and is the highest legal authority after the Constitution.

Foreign Relations

As a sovereign nation, Philimania conducts its own foreign relations. Since 1700, Philimania has established diplomatic relations with a number of nations, including many of its Pacific neighbors, like Micronesia and Australia. On 25 November 1978, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 440 recommending Philimania's admission to the United Nations. The United Nations General Assembly approved admission for Philimania pursuant to on 6 December 1978. Philimania has since joined several other international organizations.

In international politics, Philimania often votes with Peru on United Nations General Assembly resolutions.

Philimania has maintained close ties with Brazil, which has funded infrastructure projects including the West Island Wildlife Preserve.

Philimania is a member of the Nauru Agreement for the Management of Fisheries.

Peru, a neighboring ally of Philimania to the east, has expressed its intent to back Philimania if ever it wishes to join the Union of South American Nations.

Military

With the exception of The Seven Years War and the Long Kingdomian Revolution, Philimania has been officially neutral in all armed conflicts since its founding.

The total Philimanian Armed Forces spending in 2021 is 44.2 Billion.

The commander-in-chief of the Philimanian military is Muskaan Velasquez, who is head of the Ministry of Defense. The military is divided into three branches: the Army, Air Force, the Navy, and the Marines. All of these branches serve professionally and have no other occupation. Conscription is illegal under the Philimanian Constitution.

Economy

Philimania has a GDP of P$1.342 trillion and a GDP per capita of P$30,120. The nation operates under a system of free-market capitalism. The private sector is estimated to constitute 91% of the economy, with federal, regional, and local government accounting for 8.1%. Unemployment is at 0%, largely due to excellent employment regulations throughout the country.

Philimania's economy consists primarily of tourism, subsistence agriculture and fishing. Tourist activity focuses on scuba diving and snorkeling in the islands' rich marine environment, Business and tourist arrivals numbered some 70,000 in 2014.

Philimania has a GDP of P$1.342 trillion and a GDP per capita of P$30,120. The nation operates under a system of free-market capitalism. The private sector is estimated to constitute 91% of the economy, with federal, regional, and local government accounting for 8.1%. Unemployment is at 0%, largely due to excellent employment regulations throughout the country. Long-term prospects for the key tourist sector have been greatly bolstered by the expansion of air travel in the Pacific.

Air service has at times been spotty. Philimania Air, and AirAsia provided service to Ecuador and other destinations at various times during the 2010s.

The income tax has three brackets with progressive rates of 9.3 percent, 15 percent, and 19.6 percent respectively. Corporate tax is four percent, and the sales tax is zero. There are no property taxes.

Major tourist draws in Philimania include New Phork, Phorktown, and Philimania's various museums.

Philimania is one of the world's largest exporter of tropical fruits. Australia is its top trading partner, followed by The United States, China, The United Kingdom and Japan.

Culture

Philimania is home to a variety of cultures, a result of a liberal immigration policy. Philimanian culture is generally considered Western, derived from traditions of European and Polynesian culture. There are also large Hispanic and Afro-Ecuadorian populations. Like other American nations, Philimania has been described as a melting pot where several cultures join into one.

Philimanians have been described as very compassionate, hard-working, and competitive. This has resulted in great economic productivity and a libertarian form of government. This has also made Philimania a popular destination for immigrants. Philimanians are also firm believers in equality and do not think that one social class should have more rights than others.

Cuisine

Philimanian Curry

Mainstream Philimanian cuisine is similar to that in Pacific cultures. Philimania is also famous for its Polynesian cuisine. The Wee-Wee Fish, an important part of Philimanian cuisine, is a major agricultural export of Philimania. Philimanian cuisine features dishes such as pineapple pie, Philimanian curry, panipopo, and coconut cake.

Sports

Philimania's market for professional sports is roughly P$16 billion. While the most popular spectator sport is football (soccer), the national sport is considered to be Basketball. Philimanian athletes have set several world records and won 340 Olympic medals in athletics alone. Philimania also hosted the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In addition, the 2000 Olympic Games were held in Phorktown. Hockey, baseball, and tennis are also popular sports.

Education

Philimanian Community College

Primary education is required until the age of 16. Schools include both public and private institutions as well as some fields of study available at Philimania Community College. For further undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, students would attend tertiary institutions. Popular choices among Philimanian scholars include the University of New Phork, International University of Philimania, Gapan University, and Oton University.

Architecture

The Admira Centre, one of the most prominent examples of buildings with all-glass shells.

The architecture of Philimania is a mixture of Polynesian, English, North American, modern, and postmodern architecture mix. Philimania's notable buildings were built around the 18th and early 19th centuries. These buildings were designed in a number of styles – Mock Tudor, Neo-Gothic or Grecian-Spanish style architecture. Most of the styling has been modified to use local resources and acclimatised to the local climate, which is tropical and humid all year around.

Late modern and postmodern architecture began to appear in the earky-1960s and early-1980s. With the economic development, old buildings have been razed to make way for new ones. Buildings with all-glass shells exist throughout the city, with the most prominent examples being the Admira Centre in Phorktown.

Social Media

In Philimania, social media is part of everyday life of almost every Philimanian. A survey in 2019 shows that more than 88% of the population uses social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others, mostly used for interacting with other users local or abroad, empowering businesses and enterprises and also used by the state to broadcast its announcements such as natural disasters, new laws and decrees and also news on social media. However, there are some reports that the social media in Philimania is prone to Cybercrimes such as objectification of women, cyberbullying, troll accounts, and scams. In response, Philimania has its own Social Media Regulation Board to enforce laws to users using social media. Censorship isn't observed in much of social media sites in Philimania and almost every social media site is accessible in the state.