Atmora


Atmoran Empire

Atmoraanse Rijk
Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin)
“Splendour without diminishment” (English)
“Pracht zonder ruïne” (Dutch)
Anthem: 
Alexandriëslied (offical)
I Vow to Thee, My Country (unofficial)
Capital
and largest city
New Sierrapolis
Official languagesEnglishDutch
Recognised regional languagesFrenchMizuheseGerman
Ethnic groups
(2092)
  • 45.7% Atmoran
  • 24.3% Mizuhese
  • 13.1% Westphalian
  • 7.4% Connuriste
  • 3.7% Voshaans
  • 2% Ainoko
  • 1.6% Slavic
  • 1.4% Belian
  • 0.6% First Nations
  • 0.2% Other and mixed races
Religion
Demonym(s)Atmoran
GovernmentFederal parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Henrietta II
Christopher A. Testarossa
• Deputy Prime Minister
Lysithea van Hresvelg
• Speaker of the House
Jurrian Grieshof
• President of the Senate
Jan-Hendrik Tiesselink
• Chief Justice
Boudewijn Luijendijk
LegislatureParliament
Senate
House of Representatives
Independence from the Iravian Empire
• Atmoran Unification
15 December, 1812
• Confederation
6 January, 1813
• Constitution
13 May 1813
• Interregnum
6 June 2082
• Reunification
14 September 2088
Population
• 2093 estimate
330,082,862
• 2090 census
301,019,246
Gini (2092)18.68
low · 1st
HDI (2090)Increase 0.931
very high · 2nd
CurrencyAtmoran Guilder (ƒ)
(ATG)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy (CE)
Driving sideright
Calling code+1
Internet TLD.at, .gov, .mil and .edu

Atmora (/'ətmôrə/), officially the Atmoran Empire (Dutch: Atmoraanse Rijk), is a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy laying in the middle of the Atmoran Ocean. It includes 18 constituent states, covers an area of 11,232,596.85 square kilometres, and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With about 725.8 million inhabitants, Atmora is the second most populous states in the Atmoran Ocean. After North Timeria, it is the third most popular immigration destination in the world. Atmora's capital and second largest metropolis is Alexandria, while it's largest city is Sierrapolis. The country's other major cities are Halifax, Anthold, Vianen, Lichtenburg City, Haastrecht, Brühl, Mariënburg, and Lüneburg.

Atmora is a federal parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, with Empress Henrietta II being the monarch. The country is officially bilingual at federal level. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries. Its advanced economy is the second largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks. Atmora's long and complex relationships with the United States of Conner, Irav and North Timeria has had a significant impact on its economy and culture.

Atmora is a developed country and has the second highest nominal per capita income globally, and the second highest ranking in the Human Development Index. It ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, and education.

Etymology

While manying have debated the orgins of Atmora, the name is widely believed to have come from the Caerenic people in Brunna region of Lieseltania which they named "Allt Mór", meaning "Great Valley". By the time of the Lieseltan conquest of Atmora in 57 BCE later used the word Atmore to describe not only the Brunna region but the entire Atmoran continent. By the 14th century Luxian explorers later called it by Atmora.

History

Aborignal History

TBD

Iravic Discovery of the Americas

Iravian Colonisation

Iravic Rule over the continent

Formation of the Atmeric Confederation and the Acadian Confederation

Geography

Flora and Fauna

Climate

Environmental Issues

Politics

Administrative Regions

Atmora is a federation composed of eighteen states and numerous colonies off world. In turn, these may be grouped into four main islands: Athabaska, Leuven, Caledonia and the Karelian Isles. States have more autonomy than colonies, having responsibility for social programs such as health care, education, and welfare. Together, the states collect more revenue than the federal government, an almost unique structure among federations in the world. Using its spending powers, the federal government can initiate national policies in provincial areas, such as the Atmora Health Act; the provinces can opt out of these, but rarely do so in practice. Equalization payments are made by the federal government to ensure that reasonably uniform standards of services and taxation are kept between the richer and poorer states.


Constituent states

States
Flag Arms Name Capital Largest city Population Governor Minister-president
States of the Atmoran Empire
Affligem vlag.svg Affligem wapen.svg Alexandria
(Alexandrië)
Alcanretia Alcanretia 561,250
Flag of Arcadia (State).png Blason ville fr Mackenheim (BasRhin).png Arcadia
(Arcadië)
Aliceburg Aliceburg 47,670,000 The Duchess of Saanich Gustaaf Fijneman
Flag of Greater Astraeus.png Arms of Astraeus.png Astraeus New Sierrapolis
(Nieuw-Sierrapolis)
New Sierrapolis
(Nieuw-Sierrapolis)
104,728,152 The Marchioness of Ravenswood Asuka Mortier-Tyberghein
Flag of Asvarre.png CoA Asvarre.png Asvarre
(Asvarra)
Florennes Florennes 9,261,478 Guinevere Thenardier Evert-Jan Ververda
Kinrooi vlag.svg Kessenich wapen.svg Brest Astene Merendree 231,069
Vlag deinze.jpg Blason Deinze.svg Brunna Tienen Evere 737,451 Naomi van Blennerhassett-Thynne
Meise vlag.svg Meise wapen.svg Eirene Yavina
(Javijna)
Kistrin 4,618,671
Landsmeer vlag.svg Broek in Waterland wapen.svg Fredericia
(Fredericië)
Tielt Monnickendam 349,915 Geert-Jan uit Hoenink Louwrens Leise
Beringen vlag.svg Beringen wapen2.svg Georgia
Georgië)
Joerinburg Joerinburg 178,321
Flag of Heeslingen.png Heeslingen Wapen.png Heeslingen Wismar Wismar 242,350
Beernem vlag.svg Beernem wapen.svg Juneau Brugge Brugge 189,216 Elisabeth van Hazelaar Anne-Marije Karskaja
Flag of Manhay.svg Manhay wapen.svg Katherina Beveren Tielrode 267,781
Olen vlag.svg Olen wapen2.svg Liese Grimbergen Vissenaken 195,451
Flag of Lorrenvaal.png Coat of arms of Lorrenvaal.png Lorrenvaal Labatlan Bloemfontein 27,294,496 Sijmen Grevenslag Peter Kádár
Flag of Lyria.png Wappen Weissenhorn.svg Lyria
(Leirmarken)
Victoria Victoria 5,511,504 Clarence Allencourt Chiho van Kooij
Flag of Beveren.svg Blason ville be Beveren.svg Markarth Zaventem Valthume 347,481
Les Bons-Villers Belgium.svg Les Bons Villers wapen.svg Menevia
(Menevië)
Gwent Gwent 1,256,931 Wietse van Nispen tot Sevenaer Nozomi Farraday
Flémalle vlag.svg Flemalle wapen.svg Meridian
(Meridiaan)
Elversele Elversele 654,289
Flag of Ellezelles.svg Elzele wapen.svg Miridem Attenhoven Attenhoven 176,314
Flag of Meerhout.svg Meerhout wapen.svg Muse
(Muze)
Vossem Vossem 164,321
Flag of New Brunswick.png 0120 Ifendal.svg New Brunswick
(Nieuw-Brunswijk)
Lovendegem Lovendegem 487,981 Andries Nijenbrink Christiaan Timmers
Flag of Rusina.png Arms of Rusina.png Rusina Tutelina Tutelina 5,548,572 Lydia Ganseboom Jurrian Botha
Flag of Sedra.png Arms of Sedra.png Sedra Appenzell Appenzell 16,545,245 Sebastiaan Tielen Edward Calevelds
Flag of Beerse.svg Blason ville be Beerse.svg Sothea Ruiselede Varnovapol 2,314,784
Flag of Berlaar.svg Blason ville be Berlaar (sans ornements).svg Tarth Lille Lille 1,315,687 Boudewijn Sorleij Jos Sypré
Lommel vlag.svg Lommel wapen.svg Vesperia Testelt Testelt 217,430
Flag of Lubań, Belarus.svg Coat of Arms of Lubań, Belarus.svg Vileyka Vileyka City Vileyka City 2,671,217 Willem Aničenka Gustaaf Hardie
Territories

Largest Cities

Government

Atmora has a parliamentary system within the context of a constitutional monarchy, the monarchy of Atmora being the foundation of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The sovereign is Empress Henrietta II, who is also monarch of each of Atmora's dominions and colonies.

The direct participation of the royal and viceroyal figures in areas of governance is limited. In practice, their use of the executive powers is directed by the Cabinet, a committee of ministers of the Crown responsible to the elected House of Commons and chosen and headed by the Prime Minister of Atmora (at present The Countess of Lyria), the head of government. The monarch may, though, in certain crisis situations exercise their power without ministerial advice. To ensure the stability of government, Empress Henrietta II will usually appoint as prime minister the person who is the current leader of the political party that can obtain the confidence of a plurality in the House of Commons. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is thus one of the most powerful institutions in government, initiating most legislation for parliamentary approval and selecting for appointment by the Crown, besides the aforementioned, lieutenant governors, senators, federal court judges, and heads of Crown corporations and government agencies. The leader of the party with the second-most seats usually becomes the Leader of Her Imperial Majesty's Loyal Opposition and is part of an adversarial parliamentary system intended to keep the government in check.

The Senate chamber within the Centre Block on Parliament Hill Each of the 338 members of parliament in the House of Commons is elected by simple plurality in an electoral district or riding. General elections must be called by the monarch, either on the advice of the prime minister, within four years of the previous election, or if the government loses a confidence vote in the House. The 105 members of the Senate, whose seats are apportioned on a regional basis, serve until age 75. Five parties had representatives elected to the federal parliament in the 2075 election: the Liberal Party of Atmora, the Conservative Party of Atmora , the New Democratic Party, the United New Socialist Party, Liberal Democratic Party of Atmora, and the Green Party of Atmora. The list of historical parties with elected representation is substantial.

Atmora's federal structure divides government responsibilities between the federal government and the states. States legislatures are generally unicameral and operate in parliamentary fashion similar to the House of Commons. Atmora's colonies also have legislatures, but these are not sovereign and have fewer constitutional responsibilities than the states. The colonial legislatures also differ structurally from their State counterparts.

The Bank of Atmora is the central bank of the country. In addition, the Minister of Finance and Minister of Industry utilize the Statistics Atmora agency for financial planning and economic policy development.

Law and Justice

The Constitution of Atmora is the supreme law of the country, and consists of written text and unwritten conventions. The Constitution Act, 1867, affirmed governance based on parliamentary precedent and divided powers between the federal and provincial governments. The Charter guarantees basic rights and freedoms that usually cannot be over-ridden by any government—though a notwithstanding clause allows the federal parliament and provincial legislatures to override certain sections of the Charter for a period of five years.

Atmora's judiciary plays an important role in interpreting laws and has the power to strike down Acts of Parliament that violate the constitution. The Supreme Court of Atmora is the highest court and final arbiter and has been led since 2055 by the Chief Justice Cynthia Keswick. Its nine members are appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister and minister of justice. All judges at the superior and appellate levels are appointed after consultation with nongovernmental legal bodies. The federal Cabinet also appoints justices to superior courts in the provincial and territorial jurisdictions.

Common law prevails everywhere, where civil law predominates. Criminal law is solely a federal responsibility and is uniform throughout Atmora. Law enforcement, including criminal courts, is officially a provincial responsibility, conducted by provincial and municipal police forces. However, in most rural areas and some urban areas, policing responsibilities are contracted to the Atmoran Federal Police. Atmora's primary special response unit is Scepter 4 which overseen by the Minister of the Department of Public Safety.

Foreign Relations

Atmora has been an advocate for multilateralism, making efforts to resolve global issues in collaboration with other nations. However as of late Atmora has been leaning towards mercantilism with its newly established extrasolar colonies, while maintaining ties with the Systems Alliance

The nation is a founding member of the Systems Alliance and of the Material Continuum. In addition, the nation has military and economic cooperation agreements with nations such as Irav, the Royally United Provinces, the Republic of Weco, and the Atmoran Dominions. However, it is currently embroiled in the Cold War, and as such has hostile relations with the Strategic Defence Association; United States of Conner and North Timeria. However relations with North Timeria are the most normal compared to the hostile relations between the United States and the Confederation.

The nation's foreign relations department is the Department of Foreign Affairs, headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, a post currently held by Virgil Perkins. The Minister of Foreign Affairs is a senior member of the Atmoran Cabinet.

Military

The Armed Forces of the Empire of Atmoran, officially, the Atmoran Armed Forces which consists of three professional service branches administered by the Department of National Defence: the Atmoran Army the Imperial Atmoran Space Command, the Imperial Atmoran Air Force. The commander-in-chief is the Atmoran Monarch, currently Empress Henrietta II, to whom members of the forces swear an oath of allegiance. The roles each branch is allowed to fill and the equipment they are allowed to operate is managed by the Department of National Defence (DND), and roles are regularly updated with changes in strategy, as well as tactical advancements.

Typically, the Imperial Army is responsible for conducting mass land operations, such as invasions and defenses. The Army primarily maintains infantry and land-based weaponry, though it also manages a fleet of amphibious vessels and some rotor vehicles. However most amphibious operations are done by the Imperial Marine Corps

The IASC is the spatial warfare arm of the Atmoran Forces. It is tasked with maintaining and operating all space vessels. On board all IASC vessels are the Imperial Marine Corps.

The Imperial Air Force is the aerial warfare arm of the Armed Forces. It is in control of all aerial warfare assets under the command of the Armed Forces, including fixed-wing aircraft, most rotary craft, and space weaponry. Instead of Imperial Air Force aircraft onboard the Imperial Navy aircraft carriers, the Atmoran Fleet Air Arm deals with the naval aerial operations.

These branches, along with the JSOFCOM - the special operations command of the Unified Atmoran Armed Forces, report directly to the Department of National Defence in Alexandria, in which the DND reports to the Atmoran Parliament

Economy

Demographics

Education

Ethnicity

Ethnic groups of Atmora (Census 2080)

  Atmoran (45.7%)
  Mizuhese (24.3%)
  Westphalian (13.1%)
  Connuriste (7.4%)
  Voshaans (3.7%)
  Ainoko (2%)
  Slavic (1.6%)
  Belian (1.4%)
  First Nations (0.6%)
  Other and mixed (0.2%)

Historically Atmorans were regarded as ethnic Iravians and viewed themselves as such, although this national identity was challenged by Atmoran nationalism after the fall of the Luxian Empire and even more so after the Atmoran Unification War. Atmora was part of the Iravian Empire until Atmora was annexed by the Luxian Empire in the 17th century. After the Atmoran Unification War and the formation of the Atmoran Confederation, Atmora as a country has made efforts to develop an Atmoran national identity among its populace, and nowadays most do not consider themselves Iravians. However, a minority of Atmorans still consider themselves to be Iravians and advocate for a "Grotere Dietsland", arguing that the historic boundaries of the Iravians people goes beyond the boundaries of modern-day countries, especially Atmora, the Netherlands and Irav.

Atmorans may be described either as a nationality or as a homogeneous Iravic ethnic group, that is closely related to neighboring Dutch, Iravians and Dutch-speaking Voshaans. Today 45.7% of the population are regarded as ethnic Atmorans. Followed by Mizuheses (24.3%), Westphalians (13.1%), Connuriste (7.4%), Voshaans (3.7%), Ainoko (2%), Slavic (1.6%), Belian (1.4%), First Nations (0.6%), Other (0.16%), Mixed races (0.04%)

Religion

WIP

Languages

Distribution of languages of Atmora
Dutch
57%
English
43%

Atmora has twp official languages: English and Dutch. A number of non-official minority languages are spoken as well. As no census exists, there are no official statistical data regarding the distribution or usage of Atmora's two official languages or their dialects. However, various criteria, including the language(s) of parents, of education, or the second-language status of foreign born, may provide suggested figures. An estimated 57% of the Atmoran population speaks Dutch (often referred to as Atmoraans Diets), and 43% of the population speaks English.

“Total Iravian speakers are 501.25 million, dispersed throughout the Atmoran islands, while English speakers number 378.13 million. Both Atmoran Iravian and Atmoran English have minor differences in vocabulary and semantic nuances from the varieties spoken respectively in Irav and the United States of Conner. Many Atmoran Iravians people still speak dialects of Iravian in their local environment.” - WIP

Education

Atmoran public education is operated by the provincial and by local governments, regulated by the Atmoran Ministry of Education. Most children are required to attend school from the age of six or seven until they turn 18, by which they have graduated from the 12th grade. An estimated 0.05% of children are enrolled in private schools. Education is free in Atmora because it is provided by the government, and many students come from foreign nations because of this. This has made spend more on education per student compared to other nations.

Culture

Atmora's culture draws influences from its broad range of constituent nationalities, and policies that promote multiculturalism are constitutionally protected. In Aurora and New Derita, cultural identity is strong, and many French-speaking commentators speak of a culture of Aurora and New Derita that is distinct from Anglo-Atmoran or Dutch-Atmoran cultures. However, as a whole, Atmora is in theory a cultural mosaic – a collection of several regional, aboriginal, and ethnic subcultures. Government policies such as publicly funded health care, higher taxation to redistribute wealth, the outlawing of capital punishment, strong efforts to eliminate poverty, strict gun control, and the legalization of same-sex marriage are further social indicators of Atmora's political and cultural values.

Historically, Atmora has been influenced by Hyrukian, Iravian, Connerian, and aboriginal cultures and traditions. Through their language, art and music, aboriginal peoples continue to influence the Atmoran identity. Many Atmorans value multiculturalism and see Atmora as being inherently multicultural. Connerian media and entertainment are popular, if not dominant, in Anglo-Atmora; conversely, many Atmoran cultural products and entertainers are successful in the United States of Conner and worldwide. The preservation of a distinctly Atmoran culture is supported by federal government programs, laws, and institutions such as the Royal Atmoran Broadcasting Corporation (RABC), the United Provincical Broadcasting Company (UPBC), and the Imperial Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (IRTC).

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