Agarntrop

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The Federal Republic of Agarntrop

La República Federal de Agarna
Flag
Flag
Motto: ""Igual y Libre"
"Equal and Free"
Anthem: "Tierra de Libertad"
StatusSovereign Recognised State
Capital
and
Agarntrop City
Official languagesVeleazan
Ethnic groups
(2017)
White Veleazan (67.3%)
Non-Veleazan Asuran (19.0%)
Hananese (3.6%)
Kawanakan (3.0%)
Fonualeian (1.7%)
Others (5.3%)
Religion
(2017)
No Religion (30.1%)
Orthodox Alydianism (22.6%)
Puritan Alydianism (13.3%)
Other Alydian (16.3%)
Trúathi (4.3%)
Navdarism (2.6%)
Other Religions (1.7%)
Not stated or unclear (9.1%)
Demonym(s)Agarn/Agarnan
GovernmentFederal semi-presidential constitutional republic
• President
Sasini Nanichad (PSD)
Santiago Obela (PS)
LegislatureNational Legislature of Agarntrop
Elders
Representatives
Establishment
• Discovery by Cataian settlers
Circa 250 BC
• First Veleazan colonies
1626
• Independence from Veleaz
1897
• Civil War
1921-1925
• Establishment of Agarn Free State
1926
• Establishment of Agarn Empire
1932
• Coup d'etat
1966
• Adoption of current constitution
1970
Population
• 2017 census
27,984,762
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$940,067,890,090
• Per capita
$33,593.05
GDP (nominal)estimate
• Total
$892,098,675,432
• Per capita
$31,878.02
Gini (2001)31
medium
HDI (2018)Steady 0.845
very high
CurrencyAgarn Dollar (ADL)
Date formatAD, Template:Abbr-mm-yy
Driving sideright
Internet TLD.ag

Agarntrop is an archipelago and a semi-presidential federal republic in Aeia.

Etymology

Geography

History

Kawanakan Discovery

Agarntrop was uninhabited until the around the year 250 BC. Around this time, the first records show the existence of a Kawanakan civilisation on the island closely related to the emigration from Southeast Catai to Agarntrop and Ajerrin at that time.

Agarn society was virtually indistinguishable from Ajerri society at this time and for around the next two millennia: society was composed of various chiefdoms and clans which believed in a heirachal system based on the belief that nobles were descendants of Kawanakan gods and invested with supernatural power. For most of this time, Agarntrop was dominated by the Lahu'i Tai clan.

The barren landscape of much of Agarntrop meant that only a small portion of the eastern coast could be inhabited at this time, so the Ajerri civilisation that existed on the island took up a very small amount of what is modern-day Agarntrop.

Colonisation by Veleaz

Despite a multitude of efforts to explore and map out the area of modern-day Savai by Asuran explorers in the 16th and 17th centuries, no successful long-term settlements were achieved on the island until the Veleazan colony of Junto was built in 1626.

Veleazan activity continued to expand on the island thereon, and by 1639 half of Agarntrop's coast had been colonised by Veleaz, this colonisation extended to the full coast by 1687, including the more barren north.

During this time, a contraversial event in Agarntrop's history known as El Sacrificio or the Pō'ino by Kawankanans where Veleaz enacted a series of colonial policies in the 17th and 18th centuries designed at limiting the rights of and ultimately expelling from the island the Kawankanan population.

This resulted in the Kawankanan native population plummeting and eventually being outnumbered by the Veleazans. Policies enacted under El Sacraficio remained in place until well into the 20th century.

Under Veleazan rule, Agarntrop developed into a federal system. In 1688, the island was divided into two colonies: the sparse and large Agarna del Norte colony and the small, populated, southern Mayor Agarna colony. In 1696, a third territory was created from land previously in Mayor Agarna, called Agarna del Oeste. In 1710, the Tierra Naranja colony was created from land also previously in Mayor Agarna. By 1717, Mayor Agarna had been split into five colonies. This initial federalism was relatively shortlived, however, as in 1756 the entirity of the island was united under the Agarn Colony, a unitary territory of Veleaz.

Traders' Rebellion

It was in the 18th Century that the concept of Agarn Nationalism first began to emerge with the 'no taxation without representation' movement that sought to exploit Veleaz's recent loss of colonies in other parts of the world to either build an independent Tax Haven on Agarntrop or grant it numerous exclusive features of autonomy that other Veleazan colonies did not have, such as a legislature. Unsurprisingly, the Veleazan government refused these demands, resulting in heightened tensions between the Nationalists and Loyalists in Agarntrop.

These tensions culminated in the 1795 Great Arson, where a riot over taxes that favoured exports to the Agarn Colony over imports that was arbitrarily imposed by the Veleazan government snowballed into the arson of several Veleazan import merchant vessels resulting in the death of hundreds of people and the loss of billions of dollars in today's money.

Arsons and riots like this continued in ports across the colony, which eventually led to the Traders' Rebellion starting in 1797, where a nationalist insurrection occured in August that took control of several towns and cities before eventually being put down by the Veleazan army by February 1799.

Autonomy

This rebellion eventually led to Veleaz imposing a more liberal colonial policy on Agarntrop. In 1827, the island was legally allowed its own legislature, tax policy and self-government. This led to the first session of the House of Elders, the colony's legislative chamber, lasting from 1827 until 1839, which was characterised by deadlock and rabble between two furious factions, one which wanted more autonomy and ultimately independence, known as the nationalists, and the other which supported more integration with Veleaz, known as the loyalists.

Independence

Civil War

Agarn Free State

The Agarn Free State was set out to be a republic headed by a President and with a democratic unicameral legislature, the House of Elders. The free state was originally headed by acting President Pedro Mariano (later known as Emperor Pedro). However, he lost the 1926 elections to Adriano Ap. This result was disputed and led to the 1928 coup in which Mariano seized power and temporarily suspended the Constitution, however this suspension would eventually become permanent and the Agarn Free State was replaced with the new Agarn Empire.

Agarn Empire

Emperor Pedro permanently abolished the Agarn Free State in 1932, and replaced it with the Agarn Empire, which was an absolute monarchy that lasted until 1966, and was headed by 3 emperors.

Pedro

Emperor Pedro was the initial Emperor after the abolition of the Agarn Free State. He forced through the imperial constitution in 1935, meaning he could stack up the house of elders and the supreme court with autocratic loyalists who would essentialy follow his orders. His reign lasted until his death in 1949, and was marked with his extreme brutality and supression, including the use of medieval torture instruments on dissidents.

Juan

Emperor Juan was the eldest son of Emperor Pedro. Juan loosened many of the policies of his father, but still acted in a despotic way. He attempted to open up the poor and isolated nation to world trade, but this caused an internal dispute in Agarntrop and the nation was still seen as a pariah by many. Riots started to become commonplace, and the Agarn people had a growing disatisfaction with the Empire despite the propaganda they had been fed. Juan died in 1961, leaving Agarntrop in a precarious state.

Augusto

Emperor Augusto was the second son of Emperor Juan who became the heir after Juan's eldest son, Prince Abascal, died in a boating accident in 1957. Augusto inherited a country in an extremely dangerous state and was overthrown in the 1966 coup.

1966 Coup

The 1966 Agarn Revolution occured after the military announced they had lost confidence in the Empire and began a coup. They were succesful and deposed Emperor Augusto who was executed shortly afterwards, and they dissolved the House of Elders.

The Federal Republic

After negotiations, the military agreed to hand over power to interim President Ipol Naranja who scheduled the first free elections since the 1920s to re-open the House of Elders in 1968. Shortly afterwards, he passed the Agarn Federal Constitution which allowed for new elections for the President, House of Elders, and the new House of Representatives in 1970. It also established Agarntrop as a Federal Republic, with 13 states. This system is still maintained today.

Liberalisation

Despite the recent democratisation, Agarntrop remained a relatively poor country with an extremely high rate of unemployment until the 1990s. However, in 1985, President Pablo Asòla was elected with a new policy that involved a mass-privatisation of Agarntrop's means of production. Asòla remains a contraversial figure to this day, but for many he propelled Agarntrop to development.

Government

Political Parties

Party Position Ideology Leader Seats in the Elders Seats in the Representatives Coalition
PS
Center-Left Democratic Socialism Santiago Obela
38 / 100
116 / 304
In coalition
PSD
Center-Right Liberal Conservatism Mariano Sanchez
30 / 100
79 / 304
In opposition
PL
Center Social Democracy Amanda Bolsonaro
17 / 100
49 / 304
In coalition
PC
Right-Wing Social Conservatism Jair Abela
12 / 100
32 / 304
In opposition
Comunistas
Far-Left Marxism-Leninism Carl Panto
2 / 100
19 / 304
In opposition
FNA
Far-Right Ultranationalism Pablo Erejon
1 / 100
6 / 304
In opposition
Sentŕö
Centre Liberalism Maria Penta
0 / 100
3 / 304
In opposition

The Elders

The upper house of the National Legislature of Agarntrop is the House of Elders, known as 'The Elders' for short. The Elders have existed since 1827 and have played a role in the Agarn Colony, Agarn Free State, Agarn Empire and the modern-day federal republic. Since 1970, there has always been exactly 100 elders as defined in the Agarn Federal Constitution introduced that year. Elders are elected in terms of 6 years, the next election for them being scheduled in 2024. Elders are elected in a system where each state is a constituency with a certain number of Elders dependent on that state's population, the seats are then allocated proportionately in each state via the d'hondt method. Elders must be at least 30 years old.

The Representatives

The lower house of the National Legislature of Agarntrop is the House of Representatives, known as 'The Representatives' for short. The Representatives were first established by the Agarn Federal Constitution introduced in 1970. The amount of Representatives fluctuate depending on the census. Representatives are elected in terms of 3 years, the next election for them being scheduled in 2021. The Representatives are elected via the same system as the Elders. Representatives must be at least 17 years old.

Executive Branch

The head of State of Agarntrop is the President. Presidential elections take place every 5 years, the next being scheduled in 2020, and there are no term limits for the role. The President is elected via a two-round system The current President is Sasini Nanichad.

The President appoints a Head of Government that is a member of the National Legislature, the Prime Minister, who will then appoint a cabinet of ministers. However, the National Legislature can take control of the process of choosing the Prime Minister and Cabinet through a no-confidence vote, in which case choosing the Prime Minister and Cabinet is no longer subject to the President's discretion but to the discretion of whoever can form a government in both houses. If no government can be formed, the position of Prime Minister and cabinet positions shall remain at the discretion of the President.

Judicial Branch

International Relations

Sanctions

Arabekh

 Aramas - An arms embargo, an asset freeze and travel ban on individuals connected either to the government or terrorist groups, other severe financial sanctions against the government and terrorist groups, an embargo on the export of aircraft to Aramas, a ban on any Agarn air companies from doing business in Aramas and vice versa, severe restrictions on the export of materiel that could be used, directly or indirectly, for the suppression of human rights, and an embargo on mineral resources, cultural property, luxury goods, petroleum, and telecommunications equipment. All measures taken due to severe human rights abuses for which both the government and terrorist militias targeted under the sanctions are responsible for.

Asura

 Chokashia - An arms embargo, along with the restriction on the export of materiel that could be used, directly or indirectly, for the suppression of human rights, and asset freezes and travel bans on individuals connected with the suppression of human rights in the country.

 Veleaz - Asset Freezes and travel bans implemented on individuals with connections to the illegal and aggressive actions taken by the former communist regime during the Triskaideka War and human rights abuses during and before the war.

Catai

 Tangkuo - Asset Freezes and travel bans implemented on individuals with connections to the human rights abuses of the former communist regime.

Majula

 The Mawusi - Asset freezes and travel bans implemented on individuals connected with human rights abuses, atrocities, and the obstruction of democratic elections during the civil war of 1958-2005. There was also previously an Arms Embargo on the country that was lifted in 2006, following the end of the civil war and the first free and fair elections.

Rennekka

No measures currently in place

Savai

No measures currently in place

Vestrim

 Ovandera - An arms embargo, a ban on the export of equipment used in telecommunications, along with the restriction on the export of materiel that could be used, directly or indirectly, for the suppression of human rights, and asset freezes and travel bans on individuals connected with the suppression of human rights in the country.

Economy

Trade

Tourism

Culture

People

Language

Sport

Clothing

Festivities