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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)[1]
48% Philimanian
24% Hispanic
22.2% European
4% Southeast Asian
1.7% Afro-Philimanians
0.1% African
Religion
  • 57% Protestant
  • 29% Catholic
  • 10% Atheist
  • 2.1% Judist
  • 1.9% Others
Demonym(s)Philimanian
GovernmentConstitutional Federal
Republic [2]
• President
Nel Karlson
Henry Field
Legislature
Legislative Council
House of
Representatives
History
• Founding of New Cardiff
May 1603
• Founding of Philimania
July 1621
• Founding of the
Legislative Council
6 March 1654
• Long Kingdomian Revolt
10 August 1768 -
15 March 1770
• Japanese Occupation
17 June 1936 -
25 April 1945
Area
• Total
228,500[3] km2 (88,200 sq mi)
Population
• 2017 estimate
Increase 13,420,400
• 2021 census
14,088,100 [4]
• Density
61.6/km2 (159.5/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
Increase P$1.301 trillion [5]
• Per capita
Increase P$31,422
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
Increase P$1.342 trillion [6]
• Per capita
Increase P$30,120 [7]
GiniSteady 29
low
HDIIncrease 0.810
very high
CurrencyPhilimanian Dollar
(P$) (PD)
Time zone(GMT-6)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy (CE)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+47
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.

Settled by people from New Zealand and Polynesia circa 2000 BCE, Philimania was discovered by British and Spanish pilgrims hoping to escape persecution in the early 17th century. From 1936 to 1945, Philimania was invaded and occupied by the Japanese before being liberated by Australian and Peruvian forces on the 25th of April 1945. After World War II, Philimania became a member of the United Nations.

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 by Polynesians most likely from New Zealand and the Central Pacific Ocean. Little is known about Philimania before the arrival of the British and Spanish, although the islands are believed to have had a long period of isolation, which accounts for the distinct language that developed among the inhabitants.

In 1520 Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan became the first westerner to spot the islands of Philimania, calling it 'Faira Ilha' because of its attractive appearance. However the islands were somehow never sighted again until the arrivals of the pilgrims in 1603.

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

In May 1603, British and Spanish pilgrims settled on what is now the modern day south coast of the province of New Cardiff. They are believed to have established the State of New Cardiff in which the city of Phrakingdale was founded. Little is known about the pilgrims lives in Philimania but is a well known that over time the British, Spanish and Polynesian on the island had merged into a new group of people known commonly today as the Philimanians. By 1620, most of the islands of Philimania were explored and settled, most commonly along the coast as inland Philimania was made of thick jungle. It is unknown how Philimania was formed, but it has been widely agreed by historians that the nation was officially established in July of 1621 when Governor Harry Liams was appointed as leader of the nation.

On the 7th of March 1634, Philimania was rediscovered by the western world when a Spanish fleet docked at the harbours of Phrakingdale. From at least 1635, Philimanians had regular contact with Europeans on whaling and trading ships who called for provisions and fresh drinking water and supplies. Eventually, a more centralized market would open up in Philimania in 1639 by the Governor of Philimania Harry Liams.

In 1654, the governor passed away and The Philimanian Legislative Council was formed as a advising body for the new governor George Williams who in 1657 renamed the position to the President of Philimania.

Drawing of the Battle of Phorktown Hill.

During the Seven Years' War, the island of Largoia, now known as Long Kingdom, was ceded from Spain to Philimania. There were protests on the streets of Largoia after the cedeing and finally on the 10th of August 1768 Largoia revolted against Philimania. The general of the Philimanian army, Keane Tomlinson, launched an all-out assault on the beaches of Largoia with insignificant losses. But in October Spain declared war on Philimania and their forces were driven off of Largoia, but not after a final stand at the Battle of Pices Beach. It was estimated that Spanish and Largoian forces suffered twice as much as the Philimanians.

By February 1769, Spanish and Long Kingdomian forces were pushing Philimanian forces onto their own island. Eventually, they reached Phorktown, where Philimania managed to kick out the invaders at the Battle of Phorktown Hill with both sides suffered heavy losses. The war ended in a stalemate but Philimania was forced to give up Largoia during the Treaty of Phorktown in March of 1770.

Pre-Japanese Era

Irish immigrants fleeing to Philimania.

In 1771, the city of New Phork was founded by Henry Phork to the north of Phorktown and by 1798, it was the most prosperous city in Philimania, attracting tons of people from smaller communities to come and find work which meant the city expanded and eventually becoming the cultural, financial and economic centre of Philimania. New Phork was then made the new capital in 1899 by president Mahad Sanders and The Philimanian Legislative Council was there.

Over the course of the nineteenth century, Philimania's population grew from 1.2 million to 12 million. The Great Irish Famine brought a large influx of Irish immigrants; more than 500,000 were living in Philimania by 1860. There was also extensive immigration from the German provinces, where revolutions had disrupted societies, and Germans comprised another 20% of Philimania's population by 1880.

The beginning of the Industrial Revolution in Philimania is usually pegged to the opening of a textile factory in Stefshire, Dioran, in 1802 by the recent English immigrant John Chamberlain. The Industrial Revolution in Philimania led to a boost of the production of Philimanian goods such as textile, timber, and coal. The industrialization soon led to the founding of the Philimanian Rail Company in 1847 and the construction of the Philimanian InterCity Network from May 1847 to August 1859 which sped up transportation of goods and people. In 1911, the Phorktown Subway opened, making Philimania the first nation in South America to do so.

Japanese Occupation

Philimanian and American Forces at the Battle of Mount Meuce.

On the 18th of August 1935, the Second World War began in the Pacific with the Japanese invasion of New Guinea. After 4 months, most of the Pacific and Oceania was occupied by Japan. On the 1st of January 1936, the United States declared war on Japan after the Japanese Invasion of Hawaii in December, but by April of 1936, the United States had been nearly defeated in the Pacific with some forces retreating to Philimania. In May the same year Japan declared war on Philimania after president George Howard refused to remove US troops that had retreated to the islands. Philimania fought fiercely initally head on but after a few weeks resorted to using Guerrilla tactics after Japan had completely dominated the seas around the nation. The most deadliest battles of the invasion of Philimania was the Battle of Mount Meuce which saw around 90,000 casualties on both sides, the 2nd deadliest in the Pacific Theatre. The battle lasted for 2 days from the 3rd to 5th of June 1937. In February of 1938, New Phork was captured after a long battle forcing the Legislative Council to surrender. Despite that, the people of Philimania didn't, in February, the Philimanian Resistance was formed by a few Council members, soldiers, and civilians to continue fighting against Japanese control.

In October of 1939, Japan declared war on Peru to solidify their hold over the Southern Pacific Region leading to the involvement of Chile, Ecuador, and Argentina in the war forming what is known as the South American Alliance. In April of 1940, the Alliance broke through Japanese naval defenses with the aid of the Philimanian Resistance at the Battle of the Philimanian Sea which lasted for 26 days from the 11th of March to the 6th of April. Although Philimania would not be liberated until 1945, it was generally believed to be its first step.

Around the same time of the Battle of the Philimanian Sea, Australian forces successfully pushed through Japanese occupied Vanuatu and Fiji, eventually managing to secure Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, and the Pitcairn Islands from between April of 1940 to September 1942. In December the same year, a joint operation of the United States, Australia, and South America with the help of the Resistance to liberate Philimania and secure the surronding islands. After 3 years from December of 1942 to April of 1945, Japanese forces were kicked out of Philimania officially ending the Japanese Occupation of Philimania. After a few days, on the 30th of April, the government was restored in New Phork.

After the Second World War ended in the Pacific Theatre on the 2nd of September 1945 when the United States dropped 2 Atomic bombs on the Japanese city of Hiroshima and Nagsaki, Japan was forced to pay $5,000,000 (roughly $177,800,000 in today's money) in reparation.

Modern Era

In 1957, the West Island Wildlife Preserve was established in the northern part of the West Island to protect native animals such as the Wee-Wee Fish from poaching and the likes. From at least 1967, some InterCity railway lines were replaced with highspeed trains providing shorter timespan when travelling between cities.

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.

In 1984, Foster International Airport was built by the state-owned cooperation Huton Incorporated.

The COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on Philimania in 2020 and 2021.

Geography

Physical map of Philimania

The land area of Philimania is 228,500 km² (88,200 sq mi) and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on all sides. Philimania is 150.3 kilometres (93.4 miles) north of the equator and comprises of 3 islands, Philimania, West Island, and North Island. The islands is surrounded by a coral reef, which is exposed at low tide and dotted with pinnacles. The tallest point in Philimania is Mount Phanes standing at 976 meters in the West of North Philimania. The most of inland Philimania is covered by the Harodan Rainforest. North Island is mostly covered in swamp known as the Retop Lagoon. There are 4 rivers in Philimania with the longest of which is the Brades River which runs from Mount Naro to the west coast of Philimania.

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 1957.

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.

Biodiversity

Philimania is one of eighteenth megadiverse countries in the world according to Conservation International, and it has the most biodiversity per square kilometer of any nation.

Philimania has 900 bird species. In addition to more than 10,000 species of plants, the country has 97 endemic reptiles, 138 endemic amphibians, and 4,000 species of butterfly. As of the writing of the plan in 2005, 12% of Philimania's land area was in a protected area; however, the plan also states that 35% of the land must be protected in order to truly preserve the nation's biodiversity. Current protected areas include 10 national parks, 12 wildlife refuges, 7 ecological reserves, and other areas.

Climate

Philimania experiences a humid tropical climate with generally cool temperatures and plentiful rainfall all year round. Because of the nations close proximity at the equator, Philimania experiences little variation in daylight hours during the course of a year. Both sunrise and sunset occur each day at the two six o'clock hours.

The temperature in Philimania ranges between 30 and 35 °C (86 and 95 °F) at the coast and 30 and 31 °C (86 and 87.8 °F) inland during the day and is quite stable at around 24 °C (75.2 °F) at night.

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
(88.0)
31.4
(88.5)
31.1
(88.0)
31.0
(87.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 27.3
(81.1)
27.2
(81.0)
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)
27.6
(81.7)
Average low °C (°F) 23.9
(75.0)
23.9
(75.0)
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)
24.2
(75.6)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 271.8
(10.70)
231.6
(9.12)
208.3
(8.20)
220.2
(8.67)
304.5
(11.99)
438.7
(17.27)
458.2
(18.04)
379.7
(14.95)
301.2
(11.86)
352.3
(13.87)
287.5
(11.32)
304.3
(11.98)
3,758.3
(147.97)
Average 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

Administrative divisions

Philimania is divided into 4 provinces, North Philimania, West Island, Dioran, and New Cardiff which are then divided into numerous counties.

Current map
Provincial map of Philimania

Transport and infrastructure

A road in the north coast of Philimania.

Foster International Airport in New Phork is the only public airport in Philimania. It 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. Philimania has around 1906 km or 1184.3 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) on most highways.

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 Philimanian Rail Company 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 Underground are used by approximately 1.757 million passengers daily. Taxis and public transport in general are all well developed mostly in major Philimanian cities but some in smaller cities as well such as Bridging, Seerno and Lensaw.

Demographics

Total population growth of Philimania 1800-2020.

Ethnic Groups in Philimania (2022)

  Philimanian (48%)
  Hispanic (24%)
  European (Including European Jewish) (22.2%)
  Southeast Asian (4%)
  African (0.1%)

Philimania's population is ethnically diverse and the 2021 census put Philimania's population at 14,088,100. The largest ethnic group (As of 2022) are the Philimanians, who are mixed race people of English, Spanish, and Polynesian descent and constitute about 48% of the population. The Hispanics is the second largest ethnic group accounting for 24% of the population. The rest of Philimania's population is a result of a mixture of European immigrants, predominantly from Ireland and Germany with people from Italy, England, France, and Switzerland who have settled in the early 20th century. In addition, there is a small European Jewish population, which is based mainly in New Phork and to a lesser extent in Stefshire. Philimania also has a small population of Asian origins, mainly those from Southeast Asia, such as China and Malaysia which collectively makes up 4% of the population and whose ancestors arrived as miners, factory workers and fishermen in the mid 19th century during the Industrial Revolution. The Afro-Philimanians are a minority population (1.7%) in Philimania, largely based in Newton and to a lesser degree in. The African presence is almost non-existent except for a small community in Dioran Province in the Kramer District called Khota Harto.

Philimania has a population density of 61.6/km² (159.5/sq mi). Being a developed country, Philimania has a life expectancy of around 80.05 years, 79.72 years for men and 81.94 years for women. Philimania additionally has a very low infant mortality rate of 3.6 boys and 3.3 girls per 1,000 births. Historically the rate of reproduction remained above-average with 1.8 children in the mid 1900s, but deteriorated significantly since then with a period of the death rate of Philimania exceeding its birth rate and a slightly shrinking population between 1950 and 1970. However, Philimania since then adovcated immigration to the country and introduced efforts to stimulate population growth; increased birth rates and migration numbers curbed the low fertility rate and supported population growth since 1970.

Philimania is one of the most important immigration destinations in the world. In a 2015 census, around 4.7 million people (or close to 33.5%) were either of immigrant or partially immigrant descent, and in 2013, 42.9% of all newborn children had atleast one parent born in a foreign country, and 27% atleast one born outside of the Americas. Immigration to Philimania is a key factor in supporting its population growth and supply of work forces in light of its aging population.

Language

The most widely used language is English which is also the de facto national language. Approximately 80% of the population speaks English as a first language, with another 9% speaking Spanish as a first language with only 11% of the population speaking their own native language as a first language.

Languages introduced to Philimania by immigrants are numerous and often treated as "unofficial official languages." While the descendants of older migration waves have largely adapted to the linguistic environment of Philimania, immigrants of previous decades, more often factory workers and miners, still frequently use their mother language in their daily lives, most notably Chinese and German. Other such "unofficial official languages" includes Irish, introduced by a large diaspora of Irish people brought by the Great Irish Famine, French, and Malay. The prioritized foreign language taught at public schools is Spanish, and the second foreign language is often French, or Mandarin, more rarely German.

Religion

The Loransk Cathedral in Watchingham, largest cathedral in Philimania and a symbol of Christianity, built in 1878.
Religions in Philimania (2020 census)
Protestant
57%
Catholics
29%
No religion
10%
Judist
2.1%
Other religion
1.7%
Unanswered
0.2%

The majority of Philimania's population identifies as Christian. With 57% identify as Protestant, and 29% identifying as Catholics. The nonreligious account for 10% of the population, while Judist make up 2.1%. All other faiths such as Islam and Taoism collectively make up 1.9% of the population.

The 6th Amendment of Philimania guarantees freedom of religion as an individual constitutional right and institutional separation of church and state. Thus the religious view of the state is determined to be neutral and the right of self-determination for religious groups upheld. While the government refrains from recognizing any certain rights of a religious group, and these groups are expected to reject any interaction with politics, church and state rather act as partners: they maintain substantial ties in social, educational and cultural affairs, for example by kindergartens, schools, hospitals or retirement homes overseen by religious actors but state-financed.

Largest Cities

Philimania is a highly urbanized country. Its largest cities include New Phork, Phorktown, 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. Geographically, most urban regions are concentrated along rivers or on the coastal regions of the country due to the dense jungle in the central region of the country.

Politics

Government

Nel Karlson, current president of Philimania.

The Republic of Philimania is a constitutional federal republic with the Philimanian Constitution being the supreme law of the land. Exercising the separation of powers, the political system of the country is divded into the executive, legislative and judiciary branch, each controlled by a separate institution. The executive branch is headed by the President of Philimania. Can veto legislative bills, appoint cabinet members and Supreme Court Justices. The legislative branch is made up of the Legislative Council and the House of Representatives. Makes federal law, declares war, allocates federal funds and approves treaties. The judicial branch makes up the Supreme Court and lower federal courts. Has the power of judicial review, and is the highest legal authority after the Constitution.

The President of Philimania is elected directly by the public, and formally approved by the Legislative Council. The ministers of the cabinet are then proposed by the president, who are in turn either approved or rejected by the Legislative Council. The current president and vice-president since 2021 is Nel Karlson and Henry Field of the Philimanian Liberal Party (PLP).

In Philimania's political history, since the founding of the Legislative Council in 1654, the Philimanian Liberal Party (PLP) was most popular party and kept its status until the 2006 election when the Philimanian Democratic Party (PDP) surpassed them for the first time and had held its superior status until the 2021 election. Since 1654, 74 Legislative Council elections have been held, with the most recent election being held on 28 February 2021.

Foreign Relations

Since 1700, Philimania as a small political, economic and military power has established often extensive and diplomatic relations with a number of nations, including many of its Pacific neighbors, like Micronesia and Australia and with almost every South American country. 32 countries maintains an embassy in New Phork and further consulates in other major Philimanian cities. 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.

The country has played an influential role throughout much of modern Pacific's history during the mid 20th century. Especially with Philimania's role during the Second World War, which had led to a maintained relation with nations such as the United States, Australia and Ecuador.

In international politics, Philimania often votes with Ecuador on United Nations General Assembly resolutions. Philimania has also maintained close ties with Brazil, which has funded infrastructure projects including the West Island Wildlife Preserve. Philimania is also a member of the Nauru Agreement for the Management of Fisheries. Peru, an 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

2 A-11 Tomlinson during a tactical exercise above the Brades River.

With the exception of The Seven Years War, the Long Kingdomian Revolution, and World War II, Philimania has been officially neutral in all armed conflicts since its founding. Philimania's annual military expenditure was at US$28.6 billion, or 2.2% of its GDP, making it the 12th largest global military spender, only behind Italy and the 1st largest in South America; it has formally suspended the use of conscription in 1950. The Philimanian Armed Forces is overseen by the Ministry of Defense. The commander-in-chief of the Philimanian military is Muskaan Velasquez, who is head of the Ministry of Defense.

The Philimanian Armed Forces is the military and paramilitary organization of Philimania responsible for its external protection and military actions. It consists of the Philimanian Army, the Philimanian Navy, the Philimanian Air Force, and the Philimanian Marines. All branches serve professionally and have no other occupation.

Philimania's military is supported by a large complex of civil companies and therefore stimulates one of the largest arms and aerospace industries in the world. It has also collaborated on a number of international projects with other countries, most notably the other Pacific nations and Ecuador, but generally prefers the use of domestically produced arms and equipment as opposed to foreign import.

Economy

with a GDP of P$1.342 trillion and a GDP per capita of P$30,120, the Economy of Philimania is the 13th largest in both the world and South America. Philimania is considered to be a developed country with the 62nd highest Human Development Index of the world and boasting one of the largest rates of nominal GDP per capita in any country. The private sector is estimated to constitute 91% of the economy, with federal, regional, and local government accounting for 8.1%. Philimania employed its largest labour force of 11.4 million people in 2017, or 85% of the population, in its history; its unemployment rate was estimated at 0% in 2017, largely due to excellent employment regulations throughout the country.

Philimania's economy consists primarily of tourism, subsistence agriculture and fishing. While the couuntry has access to some resource deposits such as coal and a long history of mining, it is crucially dependant on the import of resources and energy assets from abroad. The most competitive sectors of the Philimanian industry are considered to be the automobile, agriculture and the fishing sectors. The most important trading partners of Philimania in 2015 were Ecuador at a trading volume of $151.37 billion, Brazil with $146.60 billion, Australia with $126.71 billion, and The Philippines with $119.28 billion.

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.

Tourism

The Stefshire Grotto, the most well known scuba diving spot in Philimania.

Philimania is the 13th most visited country in the world, with tourist arrivals numbered some 35.9 million in 2018. Tourism as an economic sector made a considerable contribution to the national economy, generating a revenue of $135 billion, or 10.4% of Philimania's GDP in 2019. 27 of Philimania's counties are registered in some form of tourist agency. 2,842 museums, 94 theatres, 7 amusement parks, 45,940 tennis courts, approximately 87 beaches. 301 golf courses, more than 17,000 kilometres of hike trails and 9,000 kilometres of biking ways, and numerous scuba diving and snorkeling spots are all available and accessible to tourism activities. Additionally, long-term prospects for the key tourist sector have been greatly bolstered by the expansion of air travel in the Pacific.

Agriculture

While the agricultural industry gradually diminished in their importance to the national economy, it is still considered internationally relevant in generating a wide array of products, being the fourth-largest exporter of agricultural products in South America. The domestic agricultural industry is extremely productive in that it is able to sustain and cover more than 85% of the Philimanian population's needs for food in 2019, mainly due to extensive fertile soils in northern Philimania and sophisticated modern technology used in agriculture.

Principal agricultural exports of Philimania include products of lifestock, including poultry, beef and pork, dairy products, wheat, potatoes, and fruit. Processed food such as variations of cheese and bread are also important, and form staples of Philimanian cuisine.

Science and technology

Philimanian theoretical physicist Joseph Hinderman (1796-1877).

Philimania is an internationally significant and renowned location of technology and science. Since the Industrial Revolution, Philimanian scientists participated immensly in the foundation of modern science; especially the economic productivity of multiple industrial sectors and the transfer of knowledge to practical use proved pivotal in the scientific development of the Philimanian academic field. Publications of scientific matters receive international acclaim and domestic public popularity; scientific journals published in Philimania include Harefind and Archaringe, while Philimania as a research host produced more than 2% of the world's scientific research papers in 2019.

Institutions of research and science in Philimania are embodied through universities. Most of which are in public ownership and service, but their research activities are often financed by third parties such as foundations, companies, and other. The University of New Phork and the International University of Philimania remain one of the most renowned and prestigious universities in the world. Apart from the country's universities, a large number of research organizations are active across Philimania and abroad, represented and coordinated through associations and councils in compliance with the Ministry of Education and each university. the most famous of which include the Joseph Hinderman Society for basic research, the Craftsman Society as the country's largest scientific society, and the Alban Society for applied research.

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. 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
A night market in Phrakingdale.

Philimania is home to many different cuisines, a result of a liberal immigration policy. But mainstream Philimanian cuisine is similar to that in Pacific cultures with some aspects coming from Europe. The Wee-Wee Fish, an also an important part of Philimanian cuisine and is often fried, boiled, and minced into small Pastochos, a type of tart made in Philimania. Philimanian cuisine also features dishes such as pineapple pie, Philimanian curry, panipopo, and coconut cake. Bread is also an important part in Philimanian cuisine, dishes wih bread in Philimania includes Luau Bread, Cassavon, and Po'eo.

Places serving Philimanian cuisine can be found all over the country in foodstands, restaurants, and shopping malls. Philimanian cuisine are also sold in night markets which would appear during the weekends and holidays.

Sports

Triman Stadium in Phorktown.

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.

In 2011, approximately 3.7 million people were organized in 7,000 sports and gymnastics clubs in Philimania. Football remains the most popular sport in Philimania. Philimania has hosted the FIFA World Cup in 1934, and 2018 and became one of the largest and most successful sports associations worldwide. The Philimanian national football team, while internationally renowned and regarded, lags behind other football teams and thus only gained one victory in the 1998 FIFA World Cups.

Philimanian athletes have set several world records and have won a total of 543 Olympic medals in athletics alone. In addition, the 2000 Olympic Games were held in Phorktown. Hockey, baseball, and tennis are also popular sports in Philimania.

Education

Philimanian Community College

Educational affairs at large are the responsibility for the supervision of the individual provinces, but is often co-ordinated by an annual nationwide conference of education ministers who also agree on educational standards. Kindergarten education is optional and dependant for each state, but higher school attendance for nine to thirteen years are compulsory. Primary school attendance is atleast six years long. 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 English, North American, modern, and postmodern architecture mix. Philimania's notable buildings such as the Philimanian Legislative Council Complex 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.

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