Commonwealth of Delamaria
Motto: Veritas, Deignitas
Truth and Dignity
|Recognised national languages||Brux|
|Recognised regional languages||Dolch, Idahan, Wiscan|
|Ethnic groups |
|87% Occidental-Buranian, 4% Azanian Delamarian, 2.6% Northern Native|
|Government||Federal Semi-Presidential Commonwealth|
|Deborah Van Roose|
• Speaker of the House
|House of Delegates|
|Independant Colonies unified in 1825|
• Formation of the Four Colonies
• Colonies Gain Independence
• Treaty of Yorkerdam
• Treaty and Constitutional conference of Alberta
• Annexation of Nassaua
|135,000 km2 (52,000 sq mi)|
• 2018 estimate
|297/km2 (769.2/sq mi)|
|GDP (nominal)||2021 estimate|
• Per capita
|Currency||Labrador Franc (LRF)|
|Time zone||UTC +00:00|
|Date format||dd/mm/yyyy AD|
Delamaria, officially the Commonwealth of Delamaria (Lysian:Communauté de Delamaria), is a country located in Argis on Eurth, its neighbours Fravina to the north west, and is near to Velaheria and Stedoria to the west, Dolchland to the south, and the Adlantic Ocean to the East. Made up of 40.1 Million Delamarians it comprises of both colonial and native people groups, primarily from Anglish heritage as well as Lysian, also with areas of both Variot and native majorities.
Colonies first were founded in the late 15th to 16th centuries, by europan powers, disregarding the current native populations who migrated to the central regions of the nation. The first colony, Henrytown, is located near present day Cape Hope, Providence , but the settlers would later move to the new colony of Rhodeport as their crops failed. The Dominion of Labradoria of the Anglian Empire and the Colony of Lysian Columbia of the Lysian Empire were the two primary colonial powers, however both of the colonies gained independence in the 18th century and quickly became regional rivals. This rivalry culminated in the Delamarian War of 1804, in which Labradoria was victorious. The fallout of the war led to the foundation of Delamaria, with the first constitutional conference taking place in 1825, and the Commonwealth being formally established on June 1st, 1825. Delamaria would thrive in the following decades, establishing its presence in the eyes of the wurld. In 1852 the Empire of Delamaria was established with reigning monarchs. However after the death of the first Emperor, the new Emperor George Alexander II, looked to expand his power and wage wars of conquest, this quickly led to him being overthrown and the democracy being reinstituted.
Through to the 20th century, Delamaria grew its economy and government exponentially, however economic downturn in the 1920s led to many becoming acquainted with the National Party, a fascist group bent on restoring Delamaria's power. In 1932 Howard McMadden of the National Party was elected president and quickly solidified his control over the country by destroying democratic institutions and arresting judges, journalists, congressmen and writers. By 1948 however general unrest had reached a tipping point and when McMadden suffered a stroke, his vice president William Charleston took over and began to undo McMadden's work. This nearly led to a civil war after McMadden's recovery however he was assassinated and his cause crumbled. Delamaria soon after fought in the First Argic War on the side of the Periphery Alliance and was a founding member of the AN. Delamaria soon after fought in the Second Argic War on the same side and emerged victorious. Delamaria fully embraced market capitalism in the 1980s under President Robert Conover, and massively increased Delamaria's international reach. President George Cafferty led Delamaria in the 1990s and 2000s, and greatly improved education and infrastructure, whilst also presiding over the 2003 Yorkerdam Attacks and the subsequent Anti-Terror campaign, which would later lead to his resignation over unsanctioned assassinations. In 2020 the November 22nd Attacks took place, killing President Pierre Monroe and rising Deborah Van Roose to the presidency.
Delamaria is a Federal Semi-Presidential Commonwealth, having its head of state being President Deborah Van Roose, an official elected directly by the people along with members of the Senate and the House of Delegates. The current controlling party is the United Party of Delamaria, Which currently holds a government trifecta. Delamaria's capital is the city of Labrador. The three largest settlements are Yorkerdam, Alberta and Labrador. Delamaria is an active member of ATARA and the Assembled Nations, also maintaining membership in the Eastern Argis Trade Zone. Delamaria maintains good relations with most of the wurlds nations, especially democracies and those with similar foreign policy objectives. Delamaria often intervenes through support in foreign conflicts such as the recent Sentist War.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 Geography
- 3 History
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
Delamaria is thought to have been named after Georges LaMaria an explorer who wrote about the coastline of Delamaria prior to proper settlement. The scholar John Paul Jacques, one of the founders of Cape Hope, declared the land Delamaria in the memory of Lamaria, who was a family friend. However a New Chester University paper states that early settlers named the land in memorly of a Henry Delamare, the supposed captain of a settling ship who died in the corse of transporting them, however this is disputed.
Delamaria is located in Eastern Argis along the Adlantic seaboard. It has a land area of 135,000km2, making it narrowly larger than its neighbour Fravina. Delamaria features numerous topographically distinctive regions. The large coastal plain of the Adlantic Ocean spans across the coastal regions of the country, with hills mostly present inland and in certain regions such as Kingsland and Terra Nova. Early settlers to Delamaria were particularly surprised by the large forest ranges that cover most of the country. Despite heavy logging since settlement, Delamaria remains one of the most heavily wooded nations in the wurld thanks to many government tree planting initiatives since the early 1800s.
Inland, especially in the Midlands, terrain can be quite mountainous, with the tallest mountain in Delamaria, Mount White, reaching 4,671 feet.
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The indigenous population of Delamaria consists of the Idaha and Jonjava nations as well as the Wiscan tribe. These peoples originated from northern Argis, often coming into conflict with Dolch and Geltic peoples in the region. The native peoples lived largely nomadic lives, raiding and pillaging Dolchic settlements for centuries, making the area known to the Dolch as Dunspelut, meaning the land of the dark spear people.
The shared identity of native delamarians formed in the 18th century as treaties were first signed with major tribe groups by Europan colonies. First indigenous groups in Delamaria arrived in around 2500-2000 BCE. Initial contact between certain coastal tribes and Europan explorers and settlers was peaceful and trading relationships between small colonies and tribes were common. However as settlements became larger and more populous, settlers began expanding outwards constructing farms on land claimed by tribes, this lead to the Kartha War of 1699, which lead to the extinction of the Kartha people.
When Delamaria was first discovered by Europan explorers it was named Lysian Columbia by the Lysian explorer Louis Boneparte, though a few years later Anglish settlers declared the land Labradoria, and in 1566 the Dominion of Labradoria was established by the Anglian Empire.
In the early days of colonization, many Europan settlers were subject to food shortages, disease, and attacks from Native tribes. Native Delamarians were also often at war with neighboring tribes and Europan settlers. In many cases, however, the natives and settlers came to depend on one another. Settlers traded for food and animal pelts; natives for guns, tools and other European goods. Natives taught many settlers to cultivate their crops. Europan missionaries and others felt it was important to "civilize" the Native Delamarians and urged them to adopt Europan agricultural practices and lifestyles. However, with the increased Europan colonization of Delamaria, the Native peoples were displaced and often killed. The native population of Delamaria declined after Europan arrival for various reasons, primarily diseases such as smallpox and measles, of which the Europans had built resistance to the diseases, whilst they were new to the native people.
Many settlers were inticed by a number of economic speculative bubbles such as the fur trade, exotic plant trade as well as the construction boom in the late 18th century. Major exports of early colonies were flowers, fur, vegetables native to the new world as well as tobacco.
Three nations lied in what is now Delamaria, predominantly Lysian Columbia and Labradoria. Labradoria was a constitutional monarchy under the House of Bohun-Odell, a cadet branch of the House of Odell, which ruled with 6 monarchs from 1704 to 1819.
Prior to its independence Labradoria was a Royal Dominion of Great Anglia, with a hereditary Vice Roy as its leader, which would initially be appointed by the Anglian monarch, the first Vice Roy was William Bohun-Odell, the nephew of the Anglian Monarch through his sister. In 1766 an independent Unitary Kingdom was declared with the Bohun-Odells as its ruling house, this lead to Anglian loyal soldiers stationed at Fort Meyer attempting to seize power by taking the political and military leaders meeting in Felderling hostage, with an illequipped force left without leadership failing to take control of Beaumont Palace where the hostages were being kept, an appeal was sent to local militias to help break through the defencive structures built around the palace, the largest militia nearby was the Vandergart Republican Army, lead by Charles Landstadt. Landtstadt succesfully broke into the Palace and rescued the hostages with minimal casualties, an order was sent to kill the hostages only minutes prior to their rescue, though the soldiers guarding them were afraid they would be later tried for doing so. After this many republican sentiments were still prevolent, despite the republican leadership working with the monarchists. A major republican faction known as the Pan-Delamaric Republican Party had thousands of members and threatened to overthrow the new monarchy. Therefore in 1780, only months after his coronation, King Frederick I issued the Democratic Proclomation, granting major powers to the Governor-General, and expanding voting rights to most men and some upper class women. The Proclomation also significantly decreased the powers of the nobility, rendering their positions to mere titles, without any real control over the lands within their domains.
In 1819 Lysian Columbia joined the Federation, into the 2nd Federation of Delamaria. With this King Charles of Lysian Columbia abdicated and ended the monarchy, in return for keeping his possessions. In 1825 the Constitutional conference of Alberta took place, officially forming the Commonwealth, and establishing elections, though only male landowners could vote initially. Albert Pritchett was the first President of Delamaria, though he was chosen to be the president at the conference, he won the first election with 89% of the electorate.
In 1852 Nicholas Harrison was elected President of Delamaria. Prior to the formation of Delamaria Harrison was a monarchist and advocated for Delamaria to be an Empire, remaining under the House of Bohun-Odell which had ruled the Kingdom of Labradoria. Harrison said that he supported the idea of Delamaria becoming a constitutional monarchy during his Presidential Campaign, however he never said that he would go ahead with the idea. Later in 1852 he invited the then Grand Baron of Wittelsburg-Hampdorf, and head of the House of Bohun-Odell, George Alexander Bohun-Odell to Pritchett House to discuss the possibility of restoration.
In December 1852 the Empire was proclaimed with George Alexander as Emperor and King of Labradoria. Philipe of Briselle, the grandson of King Charles of Lysia Columbia, was proclaimed the new King of Lysian Columbia. The proclimation was recieved with mixed opinions both domestically and internationally. With a majority of public support in Delamaria based on belief that this would improve the economic situation, which had been worsening since the 1830s. Some republics around the wurld expressed distain for this, as Delamaria was previously a prime example of a democratic state. President Harrison remained in his position however, and refused to change his title to Prime Minister as was suggested by King Philipe.
The new Empire had major overseas expansionist ambitions, setting up several Colonial Companies, which claimed lands from Alharu to Thallassa for Delamaria, though the Emperor was keen to keep the peace in Argis. In 1856 Delamaria annexed the Kingdom of Nassaua, later proclaiming it the Duchy of Nassaua as a constituent state of the empire. This was seen as a great victory domestically, and was heavily lobbied for by Delamarian trading companies, which had faced tarriffs in Nassaua.
Upon the death of George Alexander in September 1865, his son George Alexander II was crowned the new Emperor. George, who saw his father was a weak leader, and continuously told his father to persue expansionist policies such as an invasion of Fravina and the Brux lands between Delamaria and Velaheria, immediately began putting his plans into action. Within the first week of hsi reign he gathered political and military leaders to begin persuing his ambitions. King Philippe of Lysian Columbia objected to George Alexander's plans, and didnt allow Lysian Columbian forces to partake in George Alexanders plans. This enraged the new Emperor, who quickly marched his armies to Briselle and Alberta, and imposed martial law in the region, whilst declaring himself King-Protector of Lysian Columbia, stripping Phillipe of his title and forcing him into exile.
By the beginning of November public opinion was against the Emperor, and disgruntled generals within the army posed a threat to George Alexander's rule. Realising this, he sent a loyal force to the army headquarters in New Bedford, to round up several generals George Alexander believed to be conspiring against him. This outraged much of the military high command, which later ordered their armies to stop preparing for George Alexander's war, and march to Felderling, where they would confront the emperor. President Harrison also joined their cause, after Imperial Proclomations slowly stripped him of his power, leaving him a democratically elected figurehead.
Once they reached Felderling the palace was in panic, and George Alexander was forced by his loyalists to solely walk to the army quickly surrounding the palace, and surrender himself. Though the army initially had little intention to depose the Emperor, President Harrison, who was travelling with a few generals, convinced them that they should take advantage of his surrender to reimpose the status quo of before Imperial rule. However there were still loyalist sentiment across the country, and a complete deposition, and possible execution as some extremists called for, would have likely lead to civil conflict. Therefore the Bohun-Odell's would be allowed to retain the Grand Barony of Wittelsburg-Hampdorf.
In 1932 Howard McMadden, governor of Georgeland and younger brother to President Richard McMadden, was elected President in a close election. He was nominated by the National Party, a new political movement encompassing authoritarian ideas, with mainly far-right views, but also with a few left wing policies. Once in power the Nationalists removed those not sympathetic to their cause from the government and military command. McMadden was a stornch militarist, already with many powerful allies within the military. In 1933 he began strengthening the central government, in doing so he weakened the power of state and local government, and put in place legistlation prohibiting cabinet secretaries from not following Presidential orders. In 1934 McMadden famously dismissed his entire cabinet after fears that they were plotting against him. The 1934 Mid term elections showed that the public didnt support the McMadden administration after a series of public failures and economic downturn.
After this McMadden established a secret police called the Central Bureau, nicknamed the Cenbe, it arrested hundreds of political opponents and criticts of the government. The 1936 Presidential Election was heavily in favour of McMadden's opponent Joseph Rippen, however Rippen was arrested on trumped up charges of corruption, and results from several states werent accepted as legitimate. Protests broke out across the country, and the Capital fire of 1937 burned down three government buildings. In response McMadden increased the military's power over law enforcement, and martial law was declared in many areas. In 1938 McMadden began a plan of 'denativication' to remove the country of its native population, this was conducted through mass deportations, and the removal of citizenship and rights from native Delamarians.
The 1940 election was cancelled by McMadden to increase his power over Government, and many non loyal members of congress were removed from their positions and sometimes arrested. As well in 1940, McMadden seized the assets of many corporations, he had disagreements with many powerful industrialists, which culminated in a 1939 plot to overthrow McMadden and reinstate a democratic regime. In 1947 McMadden suffered from a heart attack, putting him in critical condition in hospital in Eastminster. This lead to Vice President William Charleston, who had become silently critical of McMadden's rule, taking control of the government, and reversing many of his policies, notably attempting to disband the Central Bureau and releasing political prisoners. As acting President he faced pushback from the military, though he recived popular support from the people of Delamaria and the wealthy, who's power had been deminished under McMadden's. In August of 1947 McMadden was enraged by Charleston's actions and was healthy enough to leave hospital. McMadden, along with Army General Hugh Jannsen, attempted to take control of Labrador, with tanks and troops surrounding government buildings in the capital as well as several major cities. Charleston, with the support of the Commonwealth Guard and the populace, fought back against the attempted coup, leading to shootouts in the streets of Labrador, as well as skirmishes around the country.
In December of 1947, McMadden was shot and killed by an assassin at his base of operations in New Bedford. Without McMadden his cause crumbled, and most high ranking members of his coup were arrested, as the government couldnt afford to arrest the army that supported him. Through 1948 the National Party was dismantled and sympathies against it were heavily discouraged by the government. The Central Bureau was broken apart, however most of its employees would later work for the DSS.
Though instability and resistance was expected by the temporary provisional government, the nation soon stablised and normalised its relations with the rest of the Wurld. Institutions such as Congress were reinstituted, and political prisoners were soon released. With the help of the army, small pockets of resistence were soon crushed and a period of normalisation began. The new government benefited heavily from the increased industrial and military expansion of the McMadden regime, which would soon help in the coming First Argic War.
First Argic War
Only a year after the collapse of the nationalist government and the beginning of reconstruction, President William Charleston pledged to join the Periphery Alliance and declare war on the Central Argic Powers, setting the stage for Delamaria's entry into the First Argic War.
In 2018 the economy took a turn for the worst after major bank Wilson Briggs collapsed into debt, leaving thousands homeless and without work. This lead to a domino effect, tanking insurance company AG Wells, and manufacturer Harckness Price, which caused a collapse in the small business sectors of multiple states, mostly in central and northern areas. The economy has yet to recover to its pre crash heights of around 1.6 trillion, however reforms to the welfare system avoided wide scale hunger.
Today's Delamaria, while not as prosperous as the late 20th century, still boasts a large economy, some of the best public services in the wurld and a good international standing. In recent years few major events have taken place, the November 22nd Attacks, which killed then President Pierre Monroe, put the nation at a war footing, as evidence suggested that Sentists were behind it.
Delamaria is currenty governned by President Deborah Van Roose. The legistlative branch of Delamaria is comprised of the Commonwealth Congress, which itself is made up of the Senate and the House of Delegates, each state is entitled to two senators, as well as at least one member of the house of delegates, with an additional member per 100,000 residents. The Executive branch of the Delamarian government is comprised of the Presidency and it's cabinet. The President is an official that is directly elected by the Delamarian populace, and, once inaugurated, nominates heads to all government departments, though most Presidents have disregarded some lower level department heads from previous administrations, and can allow some department directors to remain in their position through several presidencies, Andrea Wilverly has been the head of the Delamarian National Disease Centre, a department that reports to the Department of Health, since 1994. The Judicial Branch of the government is headed by the Supreme Court, this court usually handles cases concerning nationwide events, mostly in government matters. A vast majority of cases brought before it come from the Congress, Pritchett House, or a government department. Technically the court is avaliable for any cases within the judicial system, however it has a strict policy of elimination of cases that are deemed wastes of the court's time.
|House of Delegates political distribution:|
Speaker of the House: United
|Color||Name of the Political Party||Common Name||Political direction||Number of seats||Affiliation|
|#1d6996||United Party of Delamaria||Uniteds||Conservative centre-right||115||In Power|
|#edad08||Liberal Party of Delamaria||Liberals||Liberalism Centre||78||Opposition|
|#e22400||Unionist Party of Delamaria||Unionists||Socialism, Communism||1||Opposition|
|Current House Speaker: Edward Kingsland|
Though Delamaria has one of the most efficient and professional police and justice systems in the world, the nation lacks laws surrounding corruption, which has led to many being acquitted due to a technicality, this isnt aided by the fact that lobbying of elected officials is common, and often to prevent large scale anti-corruption bills from passing. Law enforcement duties that take place on a national level are handled by the Department of Justice, which then pass down to the Investigation Bureau, commonly reffered to as InBe. However law enforcement duties that take place on a state level are handled by a State Police.
Foreign Relations and Military
Delamaria maintains good relations worldwide, with an extencive embassy and foreign missions program, the nation has access to almost any nation on Eurth via diplomatic channels. A part of this is due to tha major influence of the private sector on government policy, as the economist Norman Chompson said "Good relations mean good business", though the country has been involved in some conflicts, a majority have been to preserve global and economic stability. Delamaria's deiplomatic missions are managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs, which is currently headed by Acting Secretary Lyndon Powell. The first diplomatic mission of Delamaria was the embassy in Selbourne, Seylos, since then the nation has become heavily involved in international politics and relations, and often mediates in treaties, agreements and conflicts.
Delamaria is a member of the G7 group, and will host it's 2021 meeting. Delamarian diplomacy has followed the Montmaine doctorine, sometimes referred to as "trickle down diplomacy", which means that Delamaria will focus its diplomatic resources in regional powers, so that it can then exert it's diplomatic influence on nations within that power's sphere of influence.
The Delamarian Armed Forces is managed by the Department of Defence, the military itself is made up of five branches, the Army, the Air force, the Navy, the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard, though the latter two are de facto part of the navy. Delamaria has one of the regions most powerful navies, consisting of many vessels it is a powerful force in the west Adlantic. The military is run by the Chief of the Defence Staff and subordinate chiefs of branch staff, their primary duties are to manage their branch, as well as to advise the President and Secretary of Defence on defence related matters. Delamaria is a part of the East Argic Aerospace Defence Command with Fravina, having joint control over the local airspace. Delamaria is believed to have nuclear weapons, however the existance of such weapons are shrouded in secrecy and ambiguity.
States and Territories
The Commonwealth is made up of 30 states and two territories. Every state is entitled to its own government, headed by a governor, judicial system, and legistlature. Every state is also entitled to two senators, and at least one member of the house of delegates, with another being added per 100,000 residents.
The largest state by land area is Fleuria, and the smallest is New Bedford. The two territories are the larger Island of Lanada, off the coast of Southern Mid Argis, and the small island of Martinique Montdemare, off the coast of Edwardsland.
As of 2021 Delamaria is the 10th largest economy on Eurth, and the fourth in Argis. The nation boasts large production centres, though it is a primarily service economy, partly as companies we're incentivised to use automation rather than labour, as working conditions laws became strict in the 1990s, and government grants for technologies became common. Today the nation is home to some of the world's largest companies, though much of their operations are conducted overseas, Delamaria's openness towards big business is a driving factor for businesses moving to many of Delamaria's major business hubs, such as Yorkerdam and Labrador. The government tries to keep out of the way of business, as many acts of congress have limited the state's power over private enterprise, however the government does have rules regarding mergers and monopolies, of which none have ever been effectively formed, furthering competition leading to lower costs and better quality products.
Science and Technology
Delamaria has been a leading force of scientific research and technological advancement, mostly due to fierce competition within the private sector, that has made Delamaria's citizens some of the healthiest, most intelligent, and having one of the best standards of living. Delamaria maintains a small space program, though it has yet to send a person into space, it has sent hundreds of satellites into orbit, primarily for telecommunications, internet and entertainment purposes.
The nation is the producer of many healthcare technologies, that are then exported around the wurld. Pewlett Quayle (PQ) is one of the wurld's largest producers of pharmaceuticals such as penicillin, paracetomol as well as vaccines. It is also the wurld's largest producer of MRI machines and Ultrasound machines.
The nation has a large manufacturing sector, producing chemicals, agricultural products, industrial machinery, healthcare and technology, pharmaceuticals, aircraft and even a weapons and munitions sector. Though a majority of products exported are machine made, with few humans involved in the manufacturing process, they are some of the most coveted and sought after products in the world, though mostly bought by other large businesses rather than selling directly to customers.
Delamaria's largest corporation is Conover, which is one of the wurld's largest agricultural and chemical companies, as well as being involved in numerous other industries such as energy and extraction, it is the wurld's largest producer of corn syrup and palm oil, along with an assortment of chemicals, which it exports across the Eurth.
Energy and Extraction
Delamaria's energy sources are primarily natural gas, wind and oil based. Though fossil fuels are largely going out of fashion as it becomes less popular among the Delamarian public, Delamaria is home to some of the wurld's largest oil companies, such as DP and Cargill's own oil and gas division. The nation has one of the wurld's largest strategic oil reserve, the DSPR, and is reducing oil exports as global oil supplies dwindle.
Delamaria also boasts a large mining sector, particularly involved in copper, aluminium and nickel, it has also increased its deep sea mining programs off the coast of Nassaua, where gold, silver, cobalt and manganese are thought to be found. One of Delamaria's most exploited natural resource however, is its fertile soil and pasture land. Crops brought from around the wurld have been grown in Delamaria, leading to it being a large producer of agricultural products.
Largest cities or towns in Delamaria
|Rank||States of Delamaria||Pop.|
|1||Yorkerdam||State of Vandergart||4,754,000|
|2||Alberta||State of Dalais||1,702,000|
|3||Labrador||State of Labrador||1,601,900|
|4||Bodmonton||State of Radnor||1,320,000|
|5||Briselle||State of Fleuria||1,104,000|
|6||Eastminster||State of Crownsland||909,800|
|7||Orléans||State of Severn||860,400|
|8||Felderling||State of Vandergart||843,000|
|9||Chevrot||State of Deveraux||799,600|
|10||Maine de Nom||State of Bayland||766,000|
Music and Entertainment
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