The Kingdom of Cadair
Motto: "Cymru am byth Sgriwiwch chi Eingl"
Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau
|Recognised national languages||Cymraeg, Esperanto|
• Mab Darogan
|8,515,767 km2 (3,287,956 sq mi)|
The Kingdom of Cadair, simply called Cadair, is a autocratic monarchy in the Coalition of Crown Albatross located on the continent of Adula on the planet Iearth. It is the largest country on Adula and shares borders with 8 countries; Prydania, Zudrait, Oclistan, Somodi, Kantoalina, Kint, Murzi, and Baravia, as well as a maritime border to the north by Birnir, the two countries separated by the Yn Syth. Cadair also holds dependency status over Rhyfel Island in the northern Samson Ocean. Known for being an environmentally stunning nation with a love for culture, Cadair has had a small yet noteworthy impact on global history. They have diplomatic ties with many nations and are considered to be peaceful and diplomatic, many times being the leading delegate of many treaties, trade deals, and peace talks, most notably perhaps being the Treviso Nuclear Treaty with delegates of Zamastan in 1992 and the signing of the Treaty of Mönusÿnthys 2018-9B in 2018.
Cadair is considered a global and regional power, holding the largest economy on Adula and the third largest in the world after Zamastan and Yuan. Cadair has been a world leader in conservation and clean energy, with the nation containing 131 wildlife conservation centers, 212 aquariums, 12 national parks and 57 animals reserves. The most famous of these reserves is the Psygod Center, which holds the only known mating pair of Vaquita, native to Seina Bay, in partnership with Tinten. Cadair has the second largest military on Adula after Emmiria, which has seen extensive operations across the world such as during the 1999-2005 war in Vulkaria and the ongoing Konkurso Conflict with Birnir since 2016. The latter conflict has met attempted mediation on several occasions, with Zamastan, Rio Palito, and Quetana delegating, but neither side has been able to agree to terms on the treaty. The talks have broken down each time, with violence following each time.
- 1 Etmology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Religion
- 6 Culture
- 7 Infrastructure
- 8 Cities
- 9 Government
- 10 Foreign Relations and Military
- 11 Economy
The modern name for themselves is Cymry, and Cadair is the name given to the island. The use of the word Cymry comes from a term used by the legendary King Arthur after he united the tribal kingdoms (prior to the arrival of the Prydanians). At that time the island was called Lloegr, with Arthur reigning from the fortress Cadair Idris. After the rebirth of the nation in 1903 it was named Cadair, in honor of the palace of King Arthur.
Cadair occupies a large area along the western coast of Adula, including several small islands. It also claims the islands of Konkurso, though this claim is contested by Birnir. Cadair is home to the Snowdoni Mountain Range, which occupies much of the nation's southeast.
Cadair has a total area of 8,515,767 km2. The nation consists mostly of flat to rolling coastal plains, with mountains rising only in the south-eastern part.
Cadair has 292 rivers. The longest of these is the Neidr River, extending 335 kilometres (208 mi). These waterways give rise to 85 natural waterfalls of 10 meters or more. The highest is Cwymp Falls, with a height of 263 metres (863 ft). The coastline and adjacent waters support highly productive marine ecosystems such as fringing coral reefs and shallow beds of coastal and estuarine seagrasses.
Cadair's mangrove ecosystem spans over 7,000 hectares and plays a vital role in buffering the force of large waves from the Olympic Ocean. The island is rich in minerals such as ilmenite, feldspar, graphite, silica, kaolin, mica and thorium. Existence of petroleum and gas in the nearby waters has also been confirmed and the extraction of recoverable quantities is underway.
Due to its location on the the equator, Cadair has a warm, tropical climate. The climate is tropical and warm, due to the moderating effects of ocean winds. Mean temperatures range from 62.6 °F in the central highlands, where frost may occur for several days in the winter, to a maximum of 91.4 °F in other low-altitude areas. Average yearly temperatures range from 82.4 °F to nearly 87.8 °F. Day and night temperatures may vary by 25.2 °F to 32.4 °F.
Rainfall pattern is influenced by monsoon winds from the Olympic Ocean and the Dolphin Sea. The "wet zone" of the central highlands receive up to 2,500 millimetres (98.4 in) of rain each year, but the leeward slopes in the northeast receives between 1,200 and 1,900 mm (47 and 75 in) of rain annually.
Periodic squalls occur and sometimes tropical cyclones bring overcast skies and rains to the southwest, northeast, and eastern parts of the island. Humidity is typically higher in the southwest and mountainous areas and depends on the seasonal patterns of rainfall.
The 2018 census of Cadair showed a population of 131,000,000, with increases expected with the legalization of immigration in Fall 2020 The population density is 174 per square kilometer. Life expectancy is 82.34 and fertility rate is 2.4 per woman.
With the current ban on immigration, there is very little cultural differences in Cadair. Only the ethnic Cymry and Prydainians inhabit the islands. There are a few illegal immigrants of various ethnicities that come through for tourism and attempt to stay in Cadair. An estimated 21 illegal immigrants are deported every year.
Due to the separation of Church and State dictated in Hawl I Rym, the Kingdom of Cadair has no official religion. The largest religion in Cadair is Christianity, the most predominant denomination being the Church of Cadwdr, with 53.2% of the population describing themselves as Cadwdr in the 2011 census. Addoliad Shrine, located outside Tenby sees over 1 million visitors every year.
Other Christian denominations, like the Church of Zion, have a small presence in Cadair.
Cadair has developed a distinctive culture, nearly untouched by other civilizations. Since their independence from Prydania in 1983, the Cymry people tried to destroy any influence Prydanian culture had on them and return to their ancient traditions. Due to their shared history of enslavement and genocide, many aspects of Cymry and Gaeil culture have melded together.
The Cymry people hold a great love of sport, and many citizens are members of a sports club where they play for leisure and watch professional play.
The most popular sport is association futball (soccer), with 20 teams, divided into two leagues, the Cymry Premier League and the Cymry Second League, with the Cymru Futball Association participating in international friendlies and competitions.
The Cymry Boxing Association also has a large following in Cadair, with 13,000,000 annual attendees each year. The matches are split between two regions, the Eastern Division in Cardiff, and the Western Division in Aberystwyth, with the national finals alternating between the two capitols. Other sports have gained popularity in recent years, with many clubs adopting basketball and rugby, though either have yet to establish a professional presence in Cadair.
Cadair has recently become known for its harpists, choirs, and solo artists. Cymry festivals are often accompanied with music and dancing, as well as the National Eisteddfod, a festival dedicated to Cymry music. Traditional music and dance in Cadair is supported by a myriad of societies. The Traditional Cymry Song Society has published a number of collections of songs and tunes.
The traditional instruments of Cadair are the Crwth and the harp, though, drums and the zither were adopted after the arrival of the Prydainian Tribes in 453 AD.
The Prydanian Empire founded the Imperial Orchestra in 1921 in an attempt to promote patriotism. Private orchestras and bands began to form in the mid 1950's as more people sought to be involved in music. Some of these orchestras and bands, such as TEAL, have become known internationally.
Cadairians are known internationally for their love of festivals and holidays. There are three national festivals: Dydd Gwyl Dewi (St. David's Day), where participants wear daffodils, participate in parades and feast in the evening; Mari Lwyd (New Year's Day), filled with parades, dancing, drinking and fireworks; The biggest national festival is Day of Liberty , the anniversary of Cymry independence, marked with Cymry flags, the burning of the Prydainian flag and fireworks.
Science & Technology
Technological research in Cadair is largely carried out in public universities and research institutes, with the majority of funding for basic research coming from various government agencies. Cadair's most esteemed technological hubs are the Snowdoni Idris Institute, the Wolfson Centre of Hydroelectricity , the Air Force's Aerospace Technical Center, the Cymry Agricultural Research Corporation and the INPE.
The Cadair Space Agency has one of the most advanced space program in the Coalition of Crown Albatross, with significant resources to launch vehicles, and manufacture of satellites. Owner of relative technological sophistication, the country develops submarines, aircraft, as well as being involved in space research, having a Vehicle Launch Center Light
The country is also a pioneer in the search for oil in deep water, from where it extracts 73% of its reserves. Uranium is enriched at the Resende Nuclear Fuel Factory, mostly for research purposes (as Cadair obtains 88% from its electricity from hydroelectricity).
Cymry roads are the primary carriers of freight and passenger traffic. The road system totaled 1.98 million km (1.23 million mi) in 2002. Mab Darogan Gerallt Morgan (1983-2015), who designed the remodel of Cardiff, was another supporter of highways. Gerallt Morgan was responsible for the installation of major car manufacturers in the country and one of the points used to attract them was support for the construction of highways. With the increase of domestic research funding, a Cadair based automobile manufacturer, Ceffyl, appeared in 2005 and began to dominate the domestic market.
Cadair's railway system has continued to thrive regardless of the rise of highway construction. Most of the railway system belonged to the Cymry Railroad Association, which was opened to the stock market in 2016. In 2018 diesel trains were replaced with hydrogen trains as part of Mab Darogan Waywffon Morgan's (2015-Current) Green Initiative. The country has an extensive rail network of 28,538 kilometres (17,733 miles) in length, the tenth largest network in the world. Most citizens and tourists prefer to take the train on long trips, primarily due to size of the nation.
There are about 1,500 airports in Cadair, including landing fields. Cardiff International Airport, just outside Cardiff, is the largest and busiest airport with nearly 20 million passengers annually, while handling the vast majority of commercial traffic for the country.
The Cymry public health system, the Unified Health System, is managed and provided by all levels of government, being the largest system of this type in the world. On the other hand, private healthcare systems play a complementary role.
Public health services are universal and offered to all citizens of the country for free. However, the construction and maintenance of health centers and hospitals are financed by taxes, and the country spends about 9% of its GDP on expenditures in the area. In 2012, Cadair had 1.85 doctors and 2.3 hospital beds for every 1,000 inhabitants.
Despite all the progress made since the creation of the universal health care system in 2012, there are still several public health problems in Brazil. In 2006, the main points to be solved were the high infant (2.51%) and maternal mortality rates (47.1 deaths per 1000 births).
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Largest Census Metropolitan areas in Cadair by population
Cadair is a Constitutional Monarchy, with the monarch, called Mab Darogan, wielding absolute power over the government. Most legal issues are localized under Mayors, who are elected by the people. The people are protected by the constitution, called Hawl I Rym. Hawl I Rym protects the rights of the people and gives them the right to impeach the mayors and to appeal to Mab Darogan in any legal matter.
The Cymry Free Press is also an extremely popular news source in Cadair, covering both hard and soft news. Many popular magazines, such as Sports Pictures and Popular Economics are owned by the Cymry Free Press.
Foreign Relations and Military
Even in it's short history Cadair has had a impact on international diplomacy. As a young, low population nation, war is a huge threat to Cadair, so Gerallt Morgan, 1st Mab Darogan, tried to make Cadair a safe place for communication between nations, by declaring Cadair a pacifist nation and a willing mediator for all international disputes. To further this, Gerallt Morgan had the Heddwch Tower built as a palace of international diplomacy. In a continuation of his pacifist plan, Gerallt Morgan formally disbanded the army and navy. He left the air force in place to prevent attacks on Cadair, but greatly lowered their numbers in funding.
In 2015, Mab Darogan passed the Cadair Security Act, which created the Cymry Peace Corps (CPC) to defend Cadair against hostile nations and to combat the growing drug trade. Realizing that having no formal military put his nation at risk of terrorist attacks or enemy espionage, Mab Darogan formed the Cyllellau a military force used to combat terrorist threats, collect espionage in other nations and neutralize potentially dangerous targets.
Cadair was a key mediator in the Treviso Nuclear Treaty
Cadair is a free capitalist economy, putting few restrictions on companies. Cadair focuses on tourism, manufacturing, and mining. Cadair's exports account for 39% of its national output.
Tourism is Cadair's leading industry as the islands rich history, beautiful climate and warm oceans bring millions of visitors every year. The opening seasons of the national sports leagues in 2018 caused a tremendous increase in domestic tourism as well.
Cadair's manufacturers are predominantly focused on energy equipment, cars, trains, and engines. Cadair is one of the largest manufacturers of coal power equipment in the IDU, and the only manufacturer of Marine energy equipment. Cadair is also home to Ceffyl Automobiles, a large automobile manufacturer gaining ground overseas.
Many of the mountains of Cadair are laden with volcanic metals, such as Aluminum and nickel. Iron and coal are also plentiful. While some of these metals are exported, most remain in the country for manufacturing uses.
While much of Cadair's electricity is coal based, the nation has been pushing towards green energy. As of January, 2019, Wind energy provides 17% of the nations power and marine energy provides 36%.