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United Kingdom and Constitutional Union of the Kingdom of Gristol and the League of Serkonos
Flag of Gristol-Serkonos
Great Seal of Gristol-Serkonos
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Location of Gristol-Serkonos within the continent of Norumbia in Ajax.
and Largest City
Official languagesAnglic
Recognised regional languagesNordic, Kanienʼkéha, Enyama, Omiat, Hugonaut
Ethnic groups
Constituent countries
  • Kingdom of Gristol
  • League of Serkonos
GovernmentFederal Parliamentary Constitutional Diarchy (de facto)
Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Diarchy (de jure)
• Queen of Gristol
Anna I
• Grand Chief of Serkonos
Kaniehtí:io Fox
Council of the State
Council of Representatives
• Oath of Union
• End of Asherion's Occupation
• Pontiac Accords
• Constitution
• Total
1,386,208 km2 (535,218 sq mi)
• 2019 estimate
• Density
46.77/km2 (121.1/sq mi)
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
NS$1.989 trillion
• Per capita
GiniNegative increase 31.3
HDI (2019)Steady 0.912
very high
CurrencyGristo-Serkonan Crown (GSC)
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
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Gristol-Serkonos, officially the United Kingdom and Constitutional Union of the Kingdom of Gristol and the League of Serkonos is a multinational realm comprised of two countries: Gristol and Serkonos. The two countries have devolved administrations, each with varying powers, based in their capitals, Griswald and Donnacona, respectively. The union was a result of the Oath of Union. The country is jointly-ruled by the House Eist of Gristol and an elected monarch of Serkonos, currently from the Clan of Konwatsi'tsiaienn. Situated in the continent of Norumbia in the western hemisphere of Ajax, it is bordered by Elatia along its western border and Belfras to the south. Mniohuta and Alameda share the country's northern border. The country's proximity between neighbours has produced a long and complex relationship, with a significant impact on its economy and culture.

The country is home to over 65 million people, with 50% of the population living along the river Lautha which separates the two constituent countries. The city of Pontiac-Bernadotte has been a historic meeting place of the two nations and has since been the United Kingdom's capital. Gristol-Serkonos is an industrialized country, with the xth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the xth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. It is the xth largest economy, bolstered by its natural resources and well developed trade agreements. Its citizens enjoy high levels of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, and education. It is among the most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of immigration policy encouraged by successive governments.



Clan Eist originated from the southern coastal territories of modern XXXX. Making landfall on 1150, the clan moved west and extended its domains, bringing petty Hugonaut and the Omiat kingdoms under their control. In 1156, clan leader Griswald Eist styled himself as King and led the formation of the Kingdom of Gristol. Their encounter with minor Runakuna and Kayamuca tribes were initially cordial, eventually leading to their inclusion into the newly forming Kingdom.

O’tara’shón:’a Sha'té:kon, a confederation of Kahnawà꞉ke tribes settle the western banks of the River Lautha. The confederation was known to its southern neighbours as the Atiwandaronk who led the periodic conflicts with the northern territories of the Kayamuca Empire with minor border skirmishes with the Runakunian tribes. Chief Karonghyontye of the Konwatsi'tsiaienni tribe would be elected as the first modern leader of Serkonos. He would led a war to bring a group of petty Haida city-states under its control. The Kahnawà꞉ke would sustain heavy defeats in their first offensive actions against the Haida, but eventually prevail in the four year long conflict.

Encounters with Ottonian, Keu, and Latin cultures influenced the Kahnawà꞉ke in 1163 led to questions on their continued existence as an independent nation when the Kingdom of Gristol begin encroaching on their territory. Faced with a difficult choice, the Kahnawà꞉ke begun to adopt certain western styles, becoming one of the first indigenous nations to westernize. The confederation adopted the Belisarian word Serkonos, as it is phonetically similar to Sha'té:kon.

By 1170, they would encounter each other in the banks of the Lautha river. Initial misunderstandings would lead to periodic border skirmishes that would last 30 years.

Gristo-Serkonan Conflicts

A series of military campaigns were fought between the Serkonan Kahnawà꞉ke and the Kingdom of Gristol in the late 13th and early 14th centuries. The First Gristo-Serkonan War began with the Kingdom of Gristol invading Serkonos in 1266 and ended with the Treaty of Pontiac-Bernadotte in 1367.

The First Gristo-Serkonan War

The Second Gristo-Serkonan War

The eruption of Mount Sirawang in the Ochran region caused a global volcanic winter, causing major crop failures and a struggle for resources. The two countries would go to war, sparking the Second Gristo-Serkonan War.

Asherion's Occupation

See also: Verkun Government

Prince Ulrik Eist (second to the left) meeting with Grand Duke Sakayengwaraton's Five Serkonan chiefs.

Asherion's military campaigns to the northern frontier regions concerned Gristol and Serkonos governments. In response, both governments initiated economic sanctions against Asherion and the Grand Norumbia. Fearing an invasion is imminent, Prince Ulrik Eist met with the five Serkonan tribal chiefs in Donnaconna in 1806. With the support of the Grand Chief Sakayengwaraton of Serkonos, Prince Ulrik Eist formed a Gristo-Serkonan coalition. In 1807, a Gristo-Serkonan army led by Prince Ulrik Eist forced Asherion into a prolonged defensive war in Serkonos. Elements of Gristol's Landforsvaret and Serkonan Army engaged Asherion's forces, culminating with the Great Fire of Donnaconna, in which the Serkonan capital city was nearly completely destroyed. Facing a losing war in the long run, Prince Ulrik Eist was forced to disperse a portion of the army to continue guerilla war against Asherion's troops in occupied Serkonos.

Prince Ulrik Eist leading the defence of Donnaconna against Asherion's assault on the capital.

By the summer of 1807, Asherion invaded Gristol, besieging the Free City of Pontiac-Bernadotte. The opening of the Gristol front forced the evacuation of the Royal Gristol Family, the country's treasury, and key government and military assets in the capital city of Griswald. Prince Eist initiated a scorched earth policy, denying Asherion resources in the Gristol front.

Taking advantages of the dense swamps and marsh regions of Gristol's southern lands, Prince Ulrik Eist formed a defensive front with the remnants of the combined forces around the Audonic and Kamryker-speaking crown-lands of Valois and Jouwer respectively. The Serkonan Ducal Army organized their formations around Jouwer, while Gristol's Landforsvaret units were organized on Valois. Grand Chief Sakayengwaraton, who escaped the Fire of Donnaconna along with the Five Chiefs, arrived a few weeks later with more troops mustered from reserve Serkonan Army Legions. A Serkonan Government-in-Exile was established in Verwolde.

Gristo-Serkonan and Coalition forces retake a burning Pontiac-Bernadotte in the Second Battle of Pontiac-Bernadotte.

Founding of the Union

The Asherionic Wars and the subsequent Congress of Thessalona left the League of Serkonos financially bankrupt. Serkonos became financially dependent on Gristol as the country begun its reconstruction process.

Second Osawanon War

The political process of solidifying the Mniohuta-Serkonan border became a problem for the young nation. The Osawanon border region in Caughnawaga has been historically ambiguous due to cross-border mixing between Mniohuta and Serkonos. With the border issue becoming an issue in the Federal Parliament, the Diet of Gristol in Griswald has begun pressing the Longhouse of Serkonos in Donnaconna to solidify the borders. The native populations in the area were split on the matter, some of the people wanted to remain independent and some wanted to join the two nations, fueling division and sectarianism.

The discovery of precious metals and significant copper deposits were becoming a problem as well. As people from both sides of the then-ambiguous border begun moving in, mining companies and unions from Gristol, Serkonos, and Mniohuta begun setting up mining stakes in the area. In May 1863, a dispute between workers of the Ashfield Mining Company of Gristol and the Miners Union of Anu Katha Ina turned violent, prompting Serkonan security forces to intervene. The intervention of Serkonan militia triggered a riot, which started the Second Osawanon War of 1863. The conflict remained contained in the mountainous region, the result of technological and tactical differences between the two armed groups. In 1875, the Federal Parliament in Pontiac-Bernadotte voted to intervene, sending elite mountain troops and artillery forces from the Gristo-Serkonan Army to force a breakthrough. The Federal intervention prompted the leadership of Mniohuta to sue for peace, leading to an uneasy status quo ante bellum with the front-lines solidifying into a border.

The conflict further integrated Serkonos into the federal structure of Gristol-Serkonos, with investments from Gristol and the Federal government being spent in the constituent country's infrastructure. Gristol and Serkonos disbanded their remaining troops by 1878, integrating them into the Royal Gristo-Serkonan Armed Forces.


The election of the new Progressive Conservative government of Kaniehtí:io Fox saw a dramatic change in foreign policy for Gristol-Serkonos. Entering in the Enyaman Civil War and a closer relations with Belfras was one of the major changes introduced by the new government.

On March 2021, a diplomatic row over a crashed experimental Gristo-Serkonan aircraft sparked a naval and air clash between Wazheganon Federal Navy and the Royal Gristo-Serkonan Navy.



Average Temperatures: Gristol-Serkonos
Climate chart (explanation)
Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: 2019 Temperature Report: Meteorological Office

Gristol-Serkonos have a humid subtropical climate with mostly mild winters and hot, humid summers. Most of the Valois area including Guineville and Verkun to the Ljouwert cities of Harns and Gjestad all have an average summer high of 30°C and a lows generally around 12 to 17°C; combined with moist tropical air, this creates the sultry summer weather conditions that prevail here.


Politics and Government

see also: Parliament of Gristol-Serkonos, High Council of Gristol-Serkonos

Anna I Eist
Queen of Gristol, Co-Monarch of Gristol-Serkonos
Grand Chief of Serkonos, Co-Monarch of Gristol-Serkonos
Political Parties in the Council of Representatives

Government Coalition
  Progressive Conservatives: 322 seats
  Patriotic People's Front: 31 seats
  Democratic Unionist: 31 seats
  National Coalition: 17 seats

Official Opposition
  Social Democrats: 248 seats

Other Opposition
  Moderate Left: 97 seats
  Democratic Socialists: 25 seats
  Greens: 18 seats

  Independent Group: 21 seats

Gristol-Serkonos is described as a "full democracy" with a tradition of liberalism, and an egalitarian, moderate political ideology. Peace, order, and good government, alongside an implied bill of rights are founding principles of the Gristo-Serkonan Federal Government. The country's federal structure divides government responsibilities between the federal government, the two constituent countries, and the fifteen sub-administrative regions within the constituent countries designated as Crown Lands, Duchies, and Nations.

The number of legislature chambers vary between the constituent countries, with the Kingdom of Gristol having a unicameral legislature while the League of Serkonos operates a multicameral legislature of three chambers. These legislatures operate in a fashion similar to the federal parliament's Council of Representatives. The sub-administrative regions also have legislatures known as Councils, but these are not sovereign and have fewer constitutional responsibilities than the constituent countries.


The subsequent Pontiac Accords signed following the Oath of Union, the monarchies of the Kingdom of Gristol and the League of Serkonos also serves as co-Heads of State of the United Kingdom. By protocol, the monarch ascends to the throne of their home country first before ascending to the Thrones of the Union.

The ensure political stability, the two monarchs appoints the Office of the Chancellor to the leader of the party that can command the majority in the Council of Representatives. Political participation of the monarchs in areas of governance is limited. Most of their executive authority is held the High Council, a committee of ministers of the state responsible to the elected Council of Representatives and chosen and headed by the Chancellor, the head of government. Despite the constitutional restrictions in the monarchs, they remain the supreme executive authority in Gristol-Serkonos, as they can dissolve parliaments, veto legislation, or remove elected officials from power at their own will should the actions of the Parliament violate the Constitution and the rights of the People.


The legislative arm of the government is the bicameral Parliament comprised of two chambers; the upper house Council of the State and the lower house Council of Representatives. The members of the Council of Representatives is democratically elected, with 810 representatives. The Council of the State consists of 200 senators appointed by the party leaders based on their seats. Members of the Council of the State are given an peerage and serve until age 80. Each 810 members of parliament of the House of Representatives are elected in two ways. 626 members are elected by a simple plurality and represent an electoral riding while the remaining 184 members are elected through proportional representation. General elections must be called by the monarchs either by the advice of the Chancellor or if the government loses a confidence vote in the House.

Federal politics in the United Kingdom has been dominated since the early 1950's by two relatively centrist parties practicing "brokerage politics", a pluralistic catch-all approach by adopting centrist policies and electoral coalitions. These two dominant parties are the centre-left Social Democratic Party and the centre-right Progressive Conservative Party. Nine parties had representatives elected to the Parliament in the 2020 election - The Progressive Conservative Party currently form the government, the Social Democratic Party form the Official Opposition. Minor parties elected in the Parliament are the Moderate Left, the Democratic Socialist Bloc, the Green Party, Patriotic People's Front, National Coalition, Democratic Unionists and the abstentionist Independent Group.

The Office of the Chancellor is one of the most powerful institutions in government, initiating most legislation for parliamentary approval and selecting for appointments by the Crown, such as governor generals of crown lands, federal court judges, and heads of state corporations and government agency administrators. The leader of the party with the second-most seats usually becomes the leader of United Kingdom's Loyal Opposition and is part of an adversarial parliamentary system intended to keep the government in check.


The United Kingdom does not have a single legal system. The Constitution and subsequent revisions provided for the continuation of Gristol and Serkonos' separate legal systems. Today, the country has two distinct systems of law; the Gristol Law, and the Serkonos Law. In 2011, the Supreme Court of Gristol-Serkonos was formed to replace the Supreme Judicial Council of the Council of the State. The new Supreme Court is responsible in all matters under the two systems of law in Gristol-Serkonos. It is the court of last resort and the highest appellate court in the United Kingdom. It also has jurisdiction to resolve disputes relating to devolution in the United Kingdom and concerning the legal powers of the two devolved governments or laws made by the devolved legislatures.

Gristol Law, which is based on common-law principles, subject to statute, the law is developed by judges in courts, applying statute, precedent and common sense to the facts before them to give explanatory judgements of the relevant legal principles, which are reported and binding in future similar cases (stare decisis). The courts in Gristol are headed by the Senior Courts of Gristol, consisting of the Court of Appeal, the Civil Court (for civil cases) and the Criminal Court (for criminal cases).

The Serkonos Law (officially the Law of Peace) is a hybrid system based on both common-law and civil-law principles. The chief courts are the Court of Session, for civil cases, and the Court of Justiciary, for criminal cases.

Administrative Divisions

There is no consistent system of administrative or geographic demarcation across the United Kingdom. The two constituent countries of Gristol-Serkonos has their own arrangements. These arrangements pre-date the unification and were ensured under the 1925 Constitution. The organisation of the local government of the Kingdom of Gristol is divided into eight crown lands, with a wide variation of both size and population. Below the crown lands, some have county and district councils while others have unitary authorities. Councillors on the local council are elected by either the first-past-the-post system or multi-member plurality system. Organization within the League of Serkonos is divided into seven crown lands. Below these crown lands there are longhouse councils, members of these longhouse councils are elected by first-past-the-post.

Added through the first revision of the Constitution, Ridings are boundaries in which the citizens within that Riding elect one member for the devolved governments and one for the Council of Representatives, the lower house of the Parliament of Gristol-Serkonos. These ridings are adjusted by an independent government agency, which are changed after taking into account the results of a population census held every five years.

Law Enforcement

Royal Gendarmerie officers

Law enforcement is handled in the national level known as the Royal Gendarmerie. The Gendarmerie has several areas of responsibility such as policing cities, small towns, rural areas, it also fulfills a range of military and defense missions as well as policing the military bases of the RGSAF due to its military status. These Gendarmerie also operates its own specialized forces that act as soldiers in the event of war or security threats, namely the Gendarmerie's 18 Battalion. The Gendarmerie, while remaining part of the armed forces, has been managed by the Public Security Agency in 2009. Criminal investigations are run under the supervision of prosecutors or investigating magistrates. Gendarmerie members generally operate in uniform, and, only occasionally, in plainclothes.

Additional security in government buildings and ports of entry are handled by the operating branches of the Public Security Agency.


See also: Incarceration in Gristol-Serkonos

Prisons are operated and managed by the Office of Correctional Services. There are 51 correction facilities in the Constitutional Union capable of holding 24,000 inmates each.


The Royal Gristol-Serkonos Armed Forces is the professional military of the United Kingdom. The military has three primary commands; the Army (Gristo-Serkonan Army), the Air Force (Royal Gristo-Serkonan Air Force), the Navy (Royal Gristo-Serkonan Navy). The military also has operational and joint commands such as the Directorate of Special Operations, the Military Inquisition, and the Health Services Command. The military is the union of the two military forces of the constituent countries, the Forsvaret of the Kingdom of Gristol, and the Army of the League of Serkonos.

Under the constitution, National Defence is the exclusive responsibility of the Federal Government. Managed by the Office of National Defence and through the National Defence Council, chaired by the Minister of National Defence. The Diarchy appoints, in the advice of the Chancellor, appoints a flag officer to the position of Chief of the Armed Forces Defence Council, the highest commissioned officer. The current Chief of the Armed Forces Defence Council is Field Marshal, General Karontase Montour, the head of the Gristo-Serkonan Army. Expenditures for defence are outlined in the federal budget with the current budget of the RGSAF reached USC 79.56 billion, approximately 4% of the country's GDP.

The RGSAF has an active military strength of 190,020 with volunteer defense reserve forces reaching 42,000. Paramilitaries such as the Royal Militia, Gendarmerie, Coast Guard, and armed units within the Public Security Agency reach 57,000. Conscription is currently in abeyance since 2010. Prior to this, mandatory military service lasted 1 year 6 months for men and women. Following their active duty service, they are placed in the reserve roster and are required to attend refresher training for 3 days of annual military training for the next 6 years. Conscientious objectors could however opt for 1 year and 9 month-term in the civil service instead. Conscription can be activated when the Government enacts certain provisions of the Wartime and Internal Security Measures Act.

The government has encouraged domestic development of arms for the military. In addition to their domestic contracts, they export arms through The Office of International Security, Assistance and Acquisition. This government agency is jointly run by members from the State Affairs, Defence, Procurement and International Trade Departments with the cooperation of domestic arms contractors.

Foreign Relations

Due to its complicated and violent history, successive governments has maintained a hostile stance towards socialist or left-leaning nations though in recent years has softened as markets and diplomatic relations begun to form. The United Kingdom is regarded as a reliable partner to its allies and in the past supported royalist or democratic causes. While occasional diplomatic flare ups exist with Wazheganon due to their tendency to meddle in Gristo-Serkonan internal affairs, relations tend to be positive for most of the time. The country has historically been neutral to its immediate neighbours, though has aligned itself with Belfras in recent years.

Devolved Administrations

The country also has two devolved legislatures, representing the two constituent countries within Gristol-Serkonos. The authority of the devolved legislatures is limited over their relevant area. Meanwhile the Parliament can overrule sub-national authority, thus the state remains, de jure unitary. Legislation creating devolved parliaments or assemblies can be repealed or amended by central government in the same way as any statute.

Each country have their own government or executive, usually led by a High Minister and a devolved unicameral legislature. Under the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty, the Parliament could, in theory, abolish the Diet of Gristol or the Longhouse of Serkonos. In practice, however, it would be politically difficult for the Parliament to abolish devolution to the Diet of Gristol or the Longhouse of Serkonos, given the political entrenchment created by referendum decisions.

Crown Lands in Gristol-Serkonos
Flag Crown Land
(Formal Name)
Capital Largest city Population FPTP Seats
in Parliament
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Capital District Region
Missing flag.png Capital District Region (Capital District Region, the Free City of Pontiac-Bernadotte) Pontiac-Bernadotte Pontiac-Bernadotte
Gristol-Serkonos Kingdom of Gristol
Missing flag.png Gristol (Crown Land of Gristol) Griswald Garafraxa
Missing flag.png Drachten (Duchy of Drachten) Oetken Kruiningen
Missing flag.png Peistorpet (Crown Land of Peistorpet) Merkesvik Sistranda
Missing flag.png Valois (Autonomous Region of Valois) Verkun Cavignac
Missing flag.png Ljouwert (Crown Land of Ljouwert) Gjedestad Harns
Missing flag.png Aalen (Duchy of Aalen) Gaupa Nordskaret
Missing flag.png Nordeidet (Crown Land of Nordeidet) Hitra Fardal
Missing flag.png Jouwer (Autonomous Region of Jouwer) Bijsteren Verwolde
Total Population and FPTP Seats for Kingdom of Gristol
Gristol-Serkonos League of Serkonos
Missing flag.png Serkonos (Lands of the Serkonan Nation) Donnaconna Saari
Missing flag.png Caughnawaga (Lands of the Caughnawaga Nation) Canajoharie Dekanohage
Missing flag.png Kanehsatà:ke (Lands of the Kanehsatà:ke Nation) Thayendanegea Skahnéhtati
Missing flag.png Kenhtè:ke (Lands of the Kenhtè:ke Nation) Tkaronto Tionondogen
Missing flag.png Kanatsiohareke (Lands of the Kanatsiohareke Nation) Nottawasaga Ossernenon
Missing flag.png Ohsweken (Lands of the Ohsweken Nation) Deseronto Andagaron
Missing flag.png Wahta (Lands of the Wahta Nation) Tyorhansera Konondaigua
Total Population and FPTP Seats for the League of Serkonos
Total Population and FPTP Seats

The Kingdom of Gristol

The Kingdom of Gristol is a constituent nation in Gristol-Serkonos. The Diet of Gristol governs the kingdom, which represents the constituent nation's representative democracy. The Monarch of Gristol is a hereditary position, and has been led by House Eist since the country's founding in 1156.

The League of Serkonos

The League of Serkonos is a constituent nation in Gristol-Serkonos. The League is governed by the Longhouse of Serkonos, which is the constituent nation's consensus government.

The Longhouse of Serkonos

The Longhouse of Serkonos, officially the Grand Council of the Seven Nations, is the League of Serkonos' legislature. The Longhouse has three principal organs; the Council of Rotiyaneson which comprised of hereditary male sachems. Second is the Council of Iakoianes, which comprised of hereditary clan mothers. Lastly, the Common Council which comprised of elected representatives under a hybrid system of proportional representation and ranked voting.

Seats in both the Councils of Rotiyaneson and Iakoianes are hereditary within a Nation. Both councils are assemblies of 100 Rotiyaneson and Iakoianes respectively, and representation of the Seven Nations are distributed as follows:

  • 25 from Serkonos Nation
  • 15 from Caughnawaga Nation
  • 15 from Kanehsatà:ke Nation
  • 13 from Kenhtè:ke Nation
  • 12 from Kanatsiohareke Nation
  • 10 from Ohsweken Nation
  • 10 from Wahta Nation

The Common Council as described above are elected seats is comprised of 250 seats divided between the seven nations. The number of seats representing a nation is proportional to the population of said nation.

The Council of Iakoianes hold significant political power in Serkonos, as they select the candidate that would become the Royaner (singular form of Rotiyaneson) when a position becomes vacant. They also possess the power to veto treaties and the initiative in suggesting legislation. If any leader failed to comply with the wishes of the women of his tribe and the Grand Council, the mother of his clan could demote him, a process called "knocking off the horns". The deer antlers, an emblem of leadership, were removed from his headgear, thus returning him to private life.

The Longhouse does not hold joint-sessions of the three principal organs. Instead, they used runners to send word of their decisions to the concerning parties. The Councils can send their representatives to appear as an orator, presenting their views to the council they were sent to. Unanimity in public acts was essential to the Council. Observers noted that no legislation in Serkonos is considered binding unless it was ratified by 75% of the three councils in the Longhouse. The need for triple supermajorities to make major changes made the League a consensus government.

Selection for the Grand Chief by tradition, and political entrenchment, is initiated and voted by the Common Council, with the Councils of Rotiyaneson and Iakoianes providing alternative options if the Common Council was unable to agree. Once the decision was made by the Common Council, the Councils of Rotiyaneson and Iakoianes ratifies the candidate by default.


The new Royal Central Bank building in the North Quay in Pontiac-Bernadotte.

The United Kingdom's mixed economy is the two combined economies of the Kingdom of Gristol and the League of Serkonos. It is the 16th-largest economy as of 2024 with a nominal GDP of NS$1.989 trillion. It is one of the least corrupt countries, and is among the heavily trading nations, with a highly globalized economy. The Griswald Stock Exchange is the xth-largest stock exchange in the world by market capitalization, listing over 1,500 companies with a combined market capitalization of over NS$2.8 trillion.

The Royal Office of Finance, led by the Minister of Finance, is responsible for developing and executing the Government's public finance and economic policy. The Royal Central Bank of Gristol-Serkonos is the country's central bank and is responsible for issuing notes and coins in the nation's currency, the Gristo-Serkonan Crown. Banks in Serkonos and the Gristol retain the right to issue their own notes, subject to retaining enough Royal Central Bank of Gristol-Serkonos notes in reserve to cover their issue.

Since 1997 the Royal Central Bank of Gristol-Serkonos's Monetary Committee, headed by the Governor of the Royal Central Bank, has been responsible for setting interest rates at the level necessary to achieve the overall inflation target for the economy that is set by the Finance Minister each year.

Various government agencies provides statistics regarding its major exports; the country exports zinc, uranium, gold, nickel, aluminum, steel, iron ore, coking coal, lead, copper, molybdenum, cobalt, and cadmium. The Gristol Shield, a resource rich area is home to mines, oil extraction and refinery facilities. The northern frontier regions is home to dense forests which are plentiful sources of lumber. Industrial manufacturing sectors are centred around the River Lautha between the two constituent countries, with pharmaceuticals, automobiles, and aeronautics representing particularly important industries.



See also: Energy in Gristol-Serkonos

The country is an energy exporter in the region, exporting 78,070 barrels of oil annually. The northern coastal regions possesses vast offshore deposits of natural gas, and the Gristol Shield has large oil and gas resources. The largest exporters of energy are the Royal Oil Company, a statutory corporation, and GaxaPetro, a private company. Corporations interested in establishing fuel extraction facilities must meet the government's environmental regulations and use the approved methods in extracting the crude oil.

Gristol-Serkonos is also a nuclear energy producer, with over 50 nuclear power reactors across the country capable of 49.6 GW. The country is not dependent on oil for energy production and the recent resurgence of fuel efficient vehicles. Recent government environmental policies includes energy conservation and renewable energy commercialisation. Energy efficiency has been improving since the early 1970s; the government aims to meet the country's electricity demands using 40% renewable sources by 2050.

Historically, the United Kingdom was known for its whale oil-producing industries. During its height in the 1895, the country had a whaling fleet of 490 ships. The sudden rise of prominence of petroleum-based fuel during the early 20th century saw the decline of whale oil use.

Science and Technology

Gristol-Serkonos spends approximately NS$ 35 billion on domestic research and development, of which around 7 billion is provided by the central and devolved governments. The country has a high level of Internet access in the region, with over 63 million users, equivalent to around 98% of its 2019 population.

The Space and Aeronautical Research Agency operates an active space program, conducting deep-space, planetary, and aviation research. Gristol-Serkonos designs and constructs satellites, with its own rocket launch facilities in Cape Castille. The government is also in the process of developing its own GPS constellation. The country has also produces affordable and reliable sounding rockets with over 496 Yellowstone Rockets have been launched since its introduction in 1987.


The country's vast motorway network is known for its lack of speed limits and is among the largest in the region in terms of length. Gristol-Serkonos also has a network of high-speed trains. Its Royal Railway Network connects all of the United Kingdom's cities as well as neighbouring country with its high-speed trains. Its largest airports are the Pontiac-Bernadotte International Airport and Griswald International Airport.


Gristol-Serkonos has a developed and robust internet infrastructure with an average download speed of 1Gb/second with a penetration rate of 98.9%. In high density metropolitan areas such as Garafraxa, or Pontiac-Bernadotte, VDSL is the most common DSL which allows faster internet speeds. This contrasts greatly in smaller metropolitan areas such as Saari or Kahnawake where ADSL is the standard. In 2006, 98.7% of all mobile phones have internet access. High speed broadband is provided through a communications network built in 2007 consisting of kilometres of optical fibre networks and satellite-based communications.

There are presently four major Internet Service Providers and at least 326 registered minor Internet Service Providers. In major cities, 4G LTE is the most common network technology in the country's wireless broadband network. Many public places and restaurants are mandated by law to provide free WiFi access during business hours. The incumbent government is currently in the process selecting the contractor for implementing the wireless 5G network.

Despite all the measures to advance internet technology, the incumbent government is criticized for its restrictions on freedom of speech and expression. This followed the ban on certain websites and social media accounts containing or accused of spreading anti-royalist, republican and far-left ideologies. With the new legislation designed the curb cyberbullying and increase police powers set to take effect this autumn, several backbencher Patriotic People's Front MPs pushed for a proposal to stamp out anonymity. This proposal however was unanimously rejected by the government and the opposition parties following the first reading.


The national flag carrier is RGS, a public limited company.



Healthcare in Gristol-Serkonos is handled by the devolved legislatures. Each countries has its own system of private and publicly funded health care. Public healthcare is provided to all of the country's residents and is mostly free at the point of need, being paid for from general taxation.

Regulatory bodies are organized on a nationwide basis such as the National Medical Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Council and non-governmental-based, such as the Royal Colleges. However, political and operational responsibility for healthcare lies with four national executives; healthcare in Pontiac-Bernadotte is the responsibility of the Parliament of Gristol-Serkonos; healthcare in Gristol is the responsibility of the Diet of Gristol; and healthcare in Serkonos is the responsibility of the Longhouse of Serkonos.

Each healthcare system uses General Practitioners (GPs) to provide primary healthcare and to make referrals to further services as necessary. Hospitals then provide more specialist services, including care for patients with psychiatric illnesses, as well as direct access to Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments. Community pharmacies are privately owned but have contracts with the relevant health service to supply prescription drugs. Each public healthcare system also provides free (at the point of service) ambulance services for emergencies, when patients need the specialist transport only available from ambulance crews or when patients are not fit to travel home by public transport. These services are generally supplemented when necessary by the voluntary ambulance services (Royal Red Cross, and the Saint-Maarten Ambulance Association.)

Drug Policy

A drug policy was enacted by the Parliament in December 2000, taking effect in January 2002. The new law maintained the status of illegality for using or possessing any drug for personal use without authorization. The offence was changed from a criminal one in 2005, with prison a possible punishment, to an administrative one if the amount possessed was no more than ten days' supply of that substance. Cannabis is exempt to this law, as it is legalized in December 1999.

Drug addicts are aggressively targeted with therapy or community service rather than fines or waivers. Even if there are no criminal penalties, the law does not legalize use of drugs (except for cannabis) in Gristol-Serkonos. Possession has remained prohibited by Gristol-Serkonosean law, and criminal penalties are still applied to drug growers, dealers and traffickers.

A study was published in 2009 regarding the decriminalization of drugs. Empirical data from that report indicate that decriminalization has had no adverse effect on drug usage rates. However, drug-related pathologies - such as sexually transmitted diseases and deaths due to drug usage - have decreased dramatically.

Amount Limits

  • 10 g Opium
  • 2 g Cocaine (Hydrochloride)
  • 2 g Morphine
  • 1 g MDMA
  • 1 g Heroin
  • 1 g Methadone
  • 1 g Amphetamine
  • 0.5 g Pure THC
  • 0.3 g Cocaine (Benzoylecgonine)
  • 0.1 g PCP
  • 500 µg LSD




The culture of the Gristol-Serkonos has been influenced by many factors including: the nation's conservative policies; its transition to a constitutional democracy; as well as being a political union of two countries with each preserving elements of distinctive traditions, customs and symbolism. The wider culture of Belisarian countries in the world has also influenced the country's culture, and humanism, religion and representative democracy developed from broader Western culture. The power and influence of the aristocracy remains as a major influencing factor in the Gristol-Serkonos politics, with most of its elected politicians with connections to the barons or dukes from their respective constituencies.

Citizens are notable for their personal responsibility and their own determination to set their own path. Despite its conservative policies, the country has provided extensive civil rights for the LGBT community.

Music and Art

Music is heavily influential in the United Kingdom's society, with a rich and varied history. The Pontiac-Bernadotte Royal Conservatoire was opened 1894, which is regarded as one of the best musical academies in the continent. During the 20th century, new musical genres emerged following influences from foreign nations. Today, the country has a lively contemporary music scene that has produced several world-famous artists of countless different genres.