Association of South Euclean States
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Association of South Euclean States
Association des états sud eucléens
|Largest cities||Pripek, Alikianos, Dražovice|
|Type||Cultural, Economic, and political alliance|
• Rotating presidency
|Establishment||22 August, 2000|
• 2020 estimate
• Per capita
The Association of Southern Euclean States (Gaullican: Association des états sud eucléens), abbreviated as ASES (AESE), is a political, cultural, and economic alliance between the five Southern Euclean nations of Galenia, Slirnia, Piraea, Poliania, and Visoclesia. The purpose of the alliance is to further advancing military, economic, cultural, and energy cooperation between member states. As of 2020, the organization has a collective nominal GDP of $2.519 trillion, of which Poliania alone makes up over 80%, and a total population of 104,825,453, 73% of which belongs to Poliania.
ASES was initially formed in 2000 as a result of bilateral talks between Poliania and Visoclesia. The subsequent treaty promised to support increased economic and military cooperation between the two nations. The alliance was expanded to include Galenia in 2002, and saw further amendments to the original treaty to include cultural and energy cooperation. Slirnia later joined in 2005 following the victory of the Sotirian Democrats in the nation's 2004 election. Piraea was the last to join in 2008 following the nation leaving Samorspi. In 2019, Ilijana Valčeva, then acting President of ASES, announced that talks were being undertaken between ASES and Etruria for possible membership. This action drew criticism from the governments of Piraea and Galenia.
The smallest of the "Big 3" Euclean alliances, ASES has been criticized by opponents as being a formalized Polianian sphere of influence due to Poliania's size in relation to the other member states. The Polianian government has responded to these criticisms when they arise, citing the association is an "alliance of equals."
The Association was established on 22 August 2000 by Poliania and Visoclesia. It was founded with the intention of providing economic and social integration between both countries, which have a shared history and culture. Visoclesia was a part of Poliania until the Great War, when it became an independent nation. Despite initially maintaining close ties with Narozalica, concerns over Narozalic hegemony in West Euclea and liberalization in Poliania changed Visoclesia's relationships with its neighbors.
It was expanded in 2002 when Galenia joined the organization. Slirnia joined in 2005 and Piraea joined in 2008. Since expansion, the Association deepened ties between member-states and worked to position itself as an alternative to the Euclean Community for developed economies in Euclea. Lemovicia became an observer in 2008, but in 2016 indicated its intent to end its observer status and join Samorspi.
All nations that are current members of the Association are classified by both the Global Institute for Fiscal Affairs and the International Trade Organization as post-industrial, high-income economies with high-to-very high human development indices. The Association boasts a total combined nominal GDP of $2.519 trillion, and a nominal GDP per capita of $24,030.42.
The largest economy within ASES is Poliania, which has a nominal GDP of $2.058 trillion and makes up approximately 73% of the Association's total economy. The next largest economy is Galenia with a nominal GDP of $228 billion, followed by Piraea with $113.299 billion, then Slirnia with $70.126 billion. Visoclesia has the smallest economy within ASES, with a nominal GDP of only $49.68 billion, or 1.9% the total GDP.
Galenia is the second biggest economy within the association. The Galenian economy is an example of a mixed economy, and is classified as a high-income economy. Galenia ranks second in both nominal gross domestic product, at $193 billion, and nominal GDP per capita at $16,938. The nation’s economy accounts for 7.6% of the association's combined nominal GDP. Galenia ranks last in terms of human development with an HDI of 0.796.
The main sectors in the Galenian economy are service (84%), industrial (12%), and agriculture (4%). Tourism is the main industry in the service sector, as Galenia is one of the most visited countries in Euclea. Galenia’s main industries are steel and cement, followed by the telecommunication industry. The biggest crops in Galenia are olives, tobacco and grapes. Vinery is a big practice in the country, though not commonly consumed by the Galenian people.
The Galenian economy is considered to be stagnated since 2005, with high levels of unemployment. Since 2005, the Galenian economy has opened up more towards foreign investment, which helped put Galenia in a better shape if compared to other countries within the association. The nation struggles with corruption, being often considered to be one of the most corrupt nations in Euclea. The Cement Operation revealed a series of corruption cases that led to the impeachment of ex-president Endri Toskaj.
The economy of Slirnia is the fourth largest within the ASES, it is considered to be a developed high-income economy by the Association for Economic Development and Cooperation and provides its citizens with a high standard of living; its nominal GDP was reported to be of $70.126 billion with a per capita of $12,723 in 2019 and despite having one of the smallest economies in the association, the country is second in terms of Human Development Index with 0.849. The economy of Slirnia is composed on its majority by the service sector, which comprises 61.2% of the total Gross Domestic Product and is followed by an important industrial sector centred in the automotive industry. Despite counting with a high urbanisation rate, Slirnia still counts with large export-oriented primary sector, which has enjoyed of the benefits of regional integration and free market policies.
As a former socialist planned economy, Slirnia lived the transition to a market capitalist economy in the early '80s and '90s, when major reforms and privatisations increased foreign investment, which combined with political consensus and social stability in the years that followed, caused solid growth rates throughout the past decades. The country has a low poverty rate and population on risk of poverty at 5.1% and 1.9%, respectively. Although unemployment numbers have seen gradual increments in the last years, these are still low at 4,9%.
The Piraean economy is the third largest in the Association, with a nominal Gross Domestic Product of $113.299 billion and a nominal GDP per capita of $15,137. Piraea is a high-income economy with a Human Development Index of 0.831, ranking fourth in the organization.
The service and industrial sectors are the most important parts of the Piraean economy. There is also a modest financial and telecommunication sector. The Piraean government operates several major state-owned companies that operate across all economic sectors. Cooperatives are also common in Piraean and many have state support. The agricultural sector accounts for over 3% of the Gross Domestic Product. Tourism is an important part of the service sector. Piraea regularly ranks among the most popular tourist destinations in Euclea and in the world. As a result, tourism plays an important part in the Piraean economy.
Since 2005, the Piraean economy has stagnated. Piraea has one of the highest unemployment rates in the Association. As of 2019, the 12.7% of the population was unemployed. The unemployment is gradually decreasing. Corruption, the negative influence of the Mafia, and emigration have all contributed to complications in Piraea's economic development.
Poliania possesses the largest economy within ASES, making up over 73% of the group's combined nominal GDP. With the 10th ranked global economy, Poliania is the most developed member state within the Association, and is categorized by both GIFA and the ITO, as a high-income economy with a very high standard of living; possessing a nominal GDP of $2.058 trillion, a nominal GDP per capita of $26,884 (ranked 13th globally), and an HDI of 0.888. The largest component of Poliania's economy is the service sector (67.3% in 2018), followed by industries (23.9%), and lastly agriculture (2.1%). Due to these factors, Poliania provides the most funding to the various organs of ASES, and provides the most foreign direct investment (FDI) to other member states.
The main sectors for Polianian industry are: heavy industry (machinery, iron and steel, and metallurgy), energy production, electrical goods, chemical production, and motor vehicles. The leading industry is heavy industry, followed by electrical goods (semiconductors, optoelectronics, consumer electronics), then chemical goods (pharmaceuticals and plastics). Following the completion of the Pivden-1 and Pivden-2 pipelines in [Year], energy production has steadily increased. Motor vehicle production is currently the fastest declining industry, as domestic companies continue to outsource production to nations like Senria, Xiaodong, and Zorasan.
The Visoclesian economy is the smallest within the association, with a total nominal GDP of $49.68 billion. It is also the second poorest nation by GDP per capita, with a GDPPC of $12,854. It is considered to be a high income economy and has an HDI of 0.836, the third highest in the association. The vast majority of Visoclesia's economy is based upon the service sector, which represented TBD percent of the country's total economic output in 2019. Visoclesia's Banya resorts and beachside resorts on Lake Min are touristic centres, as are the nation's cities. The primary sector, particularly agriculture and forestry, make up a significant secondary source of income, with domestic manufacturing less widespread than in the neighbouring states.
Visoclesia's economy is sometimes regarded as stagnant, or at least slowly developing. This is due primarily to political pressures, as the dominance of the Visoclesian People's Party has led to policies intended to prop up the nation's "traditional industries" through tariffs which have limited the nation's ability to modernise its economy.
|Coat of arms|
|Political system||Unitary presidential republic||Unitary parliamentary republic||Unitary parliamentary republic||Federal constitutional monarchy||Unitary parliamentary republic|
|Current head of state||Nertilian Bushaj||Marko Bedeković
Tomislav Ivo Stier
|Vizimir II||Apostol Zlatarev|
|Current head of government||Nertilian Bushaj||Irena Mesić||Maria Theopeftatou||Ilijana Valčeva||Stojan Kralevski|
|Area||62,532 km²||136,730 km²||TBD km²||1,239,473 km²||TBD km²|
|Currency||Flori (ƒ)||Tolar (𝒯)||Drachma (₯)||Krona (𝒦)||Ruba (₽)|
|GDP (nominal) total (2020)||$193 billion||$70.126 billion||$113.299 billion||$2,058 trillion||$49.68 billion|
|GDP (nominal) per capita (2020)||$16,938||$12,723||$15,137||$26,884||$12,854|
|HDI (2018)||0.796 (High)||0.849 (Very high)||0.831 (Very high)||0.888 (Very high)||0.836 (Very high)|