Republic of Brenne
République de Brenne
"Liberté – Loyauté – Résistance" (French)
"Liberty – Loyalty – Resistance"
|Government||Unitary Constitutional Republic|
|58,727 km2 (22,675 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
• 2021 estimate
|7 261 742|
|GDP (nominal)||2021 estimate|
|$284 279 540 600|
• Per capita
|HDI (2021)|| 0.870|
very high · 5th
|Currency||Franc Brennois (FB)|
Brenne is a sovereign state located on the continent of Primeria. Brenne is a unitary constitutional republic with a semi-presidential regime. Its motto has always been "Liberty, Loyalty, Resistance". The national colours of the flag are blue and red with two green olive branches around the coat of arms. Within the coat of arms is a white ship, a sign of trade. Above, a blue banner with golden lilies shows the sovereignty and resistance of the Brenne people. Above again, a golden fortress stands as a sign of further resistance. The capital is Strasbourg. The official language of the Brenne is French. Dialects such as Francique (also spoken in Voisey), Alsatian (which is the most widely spoken dialect), Franc-comtois, Jurassien, Romand, Lyonnais, Bourguignon, Auvergnat, Forézien, Provençal-Alpin and Bourbonnais (which is a fairly rare dialect in the Brenne) are considered to be secondary languages and are spoken by around 70% of the population. The official currency is the Franc Brennois. The Brenne has an important geopolitical role in the world, with an extensive network of embassies and consulates in every country on the continent. The Brenne is also the 8th nuclear power on the continent. The Brenne has been repeatedly ranked as the world's number one Soft Power Rate in 1939, 1988 and 2015 due to its broad diplomatic reach, cultural richness and the strong international relations skills of its presidents. Brenne is the sixth largest economy in the world with a nominal GDP of US$ 284.9 billion in 2021. With an unemployment rate of 1.6% (fourth quarter 2021), it has a "very high" standard of living (5th in the HDI ranking in 2021). The Brenne is a world leader in the automotive, agricultural, food processing, textile and woodworking sectors in all their complexity. The culture of the Brenne is very old and supported by its citizens, who are very conservative and proud of their traditions. The Brenne is a member of several global and regional organisations such as WEMO (World Economic and Military Organisation), IHO (International Health Organisation) OIS in French. The Brenne is also part of the International Free Trade Area (White Zone), the economic alliance of the Entente and the Paris Pact, designed to help nations in difficulty and to prevent, among other things, the Great War from happening again (1969-1985). This war had hit the country hard. Voisey and the Brenne's greatest ally. Historically, politically, culturally and economically speaking. The Bessin is also a great ally. That is why in 1903, the Bessin, Voisey and the Brenne came together in an alliance called BVB (Bessin-Voisey-Brenne).
Location, borders and area
Brenne is located in the north-east of the Primeria continent. The neighbouring countries are: Voisey to the east, Carélie to the north, Blaciasie to the souteast and Savoye to the south. Brenne has a coastline to the east, characterised by long sand beaches to the south, and high granit liffs to the north, very similar to Porhoët. The country has an are of 58 727km2. Border with the neighbouring countries are characterised by small rivers, hedges or different types of fields.
Geology, Topography and Hydrography
The Brenne is a very mountainous area, especially in the south with the Jura massif. In contrast, the north of the country is characterised by vast wine-growing plains. This is due to the fact that the Alsatian plain is located downstream of the Vosges massif (Voisey), also called Ballons des Vosges, but also because it is located next to the sea. The Saône valley (which marks the border with Voisey) is relatively flat. The Brenne is made up of several rivers such as the Saône, with a length of 473 km, which can also be found in Voisey, the Doubs, with a length of 453 km, the Orbe with a length of 136 km or the Rhône with a length of 814 km. This river can be also found in Savoye, Blaciasie (where it take its source) and Vivario. The Rhône is passing in Lyon, wich is the capital city. The country has many very small rivers and streams, especially in the Doubs, Orbe and Venoge departments and in the Aare. The Brenne is also bordered by the sea to the east.
The climate of the Brenne is marked by large differences in temperature between the different regions. In fact, the north has an oceanic climate characterised by fog, frequent sea entries near Strasbourg and thunderstorms in winter near Saverne (border with Voisey). In the south, temperatures are warmer and showers are less frequent. Finally, on the Blaciasian side, the Brenne benefits from a mountain climate. Very cold in winter and sunny in summer. The north-eastern sides regularly suffer from small floods in winter. The highest temperature ever recorded in the Brenne was 42.8 degrees in Mornant in 1989. The coldest temperature was recorded in Aubonne with -23.1 degrees.
Preservation of the environnment
A large majority of the mountains in Brennes are listed in the Natura 52 register. Their ecosystems are protected. This is also the case for lakes and areas in the open sea to prevent the installation of wind turbines. Indeed, ecologist groups are becoming more and more active and are calling for the installation of wind turbines instead of nuclear power plants. In 2015, the government proposed to install wind turbines in the sea, which would benefit from more wind than in the middle of the countryside, but this idea was immediately criticised by ecologist groups, who said that: "this action will impact not only on fish populations but also on bird populations.
Spatial distribution of people and activities
The Brenne is marked by many inequalities in the distribution of the population. Indeed, the population is concentrated in the regions of the Loire and Alsace, respectively Lyon and Strasbourg. The table below shows the 20 most populated towns in the Brenne in 2021.