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Lorcania

Union of Lorcania

Aontas na Lorcáinann
Flag of Lorcania
Flag
Seal of Lorcania
Seal
Motto: "Unitatem et Liberum"
"In Unity and Freedom"
Lorcania location.png
Location of the Union of Lorcania (green) in Asteria Superior (grey).
CapitalCalderdon
LargestNa Naoimh
Official languages
Recognised regional languages
Demonym(s)Lorcanian
GovernmentFederal presidential constitutional republic
• President
Cormac Ó Néill (L)
Liam Richmond (L)
• Speaker
Corey Campbell (L)
Samhaoir Nic Thóm (I)
LegislatureParliament
House of Notables
House of Commons
Independence 
• Declaration
11 August 1765
• Federation
22 December 1771
• Constitution
6 January 1778
• Amendment
17 July 1802
• Great Reforms
30 June 1927
Area
• Total
1,740,856 km2 (672,148 sq mi)
• Water (%)
0.9
Population
• 2019 estimate
48,129,000
• 2016 census
46,571,281
• Density
26.75/km2 (69.3/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
$2.115 trillion
• Per capita
$45,408
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
• Total
$1.876 trillion
• Per capita
$40,293
CurrencyShilling (SSH)
Time zoneUTC+9 to +10
Date formatmm.dd.yyyy, CE
Driving sideright
Internet TLD.uol

Lorcania (Ghaillish: Lorcáinann), officially the Union of Lorcania (Ghaillish: Aontas na Lorcáinann), is a federation of twelve states in northwestern Asteria Superior, bounded by the Vehemens to the west and bordering Cassier to the north and Nuxica to the south. With a population of 46.5 million, Lorcania is considered a regional power. Calderdon is the capital, while Na Naoimh is the largest city.

Prior to contact with Euclea, the region was inhabited primarily by the Hauronian and Rakensian peoples. After Assim Asteris opened the country up to colonisation in 1488, the kingdoms of Caldia and Estmere became the primary colonial powers in the region. Their colonies in the area would grow considerably in the following years, although in the aftermath of the Gilded Wars the entire region would be come under Gaullican control alongside the rest of the western seaboard. The local Amendist populations clashed with the new Catholic ascendancy, which helped to fuel anti-Gaullican and colonial nationalist sentiments, eventually culminating in the Kindalk Massacre in 1764 and Lorcanian involvement in the War of Independence. Following the victory of the United Colonies during the war, dreams of a pan-Asterian federation were dashed, and the northern and southern colonies went their separate ways.

The seven states of Lorcania entered into federation in 1771, ratifying a constitution by the next year. Five additional states would be admitted to the union throughout post-independence history. From the 1800s onward, the Union would engage in the Eastward Drive, in which it attempted to expand through the interior of the Asterian continent in order to obtain an eastern port. These ambitions would culminate in the Interior Wars with the other Asterian powers, and ultimately the Union would be unsuccessful in gaining a foothold in the east. Following increasing societal pressures and a powerful single-tax movement, Lorcania would experience societal upheaval throughout the 1910s, culminating in the Great Reforms of 1927, which would extend voting privileges to all and introduce a land tax across the Union. During the Great War, Lorcania engaged in armed neutrality, before eventually joining the Grand Alliance. In the post-war era, the Union engaged in a brief stand-off with syndicalist Chervolesia, before embracing a broader foreign policy.

Today, Lorcania is a federal presidential constitutional republic, operating a mixed economy with a GDP (PPP) per capita of $45,408. Lorcania is unique in that it maintains a land tax across all sectors. The current President is Cormac Ó Néill, while the current Vice-President is Liam Richmond. The union is a member of the Community of Nations, ICD, ITO and GIFA.

Etymology

History

Prior to Euclean contact

Colonial period

Independence and federation

Eastward Drive

Upheaval and the Great Reforms

Great War

Post-war era

Geography

Environment

Flora and fauna

Politics

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Cormac Ó Néill
President since 2015
Liam Richmond
Vice-President since 2015
Corey Campbell
Speaker since 2015

Government

Federal subjects

Lorcania is a federation, comprised of twelve constituent states. These states are also grouped together into three cultural heritage regions, based on the linguistic character of the states. There is the Ghaillophone Sheah (Ghaillish: Sídhe), the Estmerophone New Estmere (Ghaillish: Astaena Nua) and the allophone Eastern Territory (Ghaillish: Críoch an Oirthir).

Region
(Réigiún)
State
(Stát)
Capital Population Governor
(Gobharnóir)
Governing party Location
New Estmere Seal of Ardmont.png Ardmont Alwoodley 10,393,427 Natalie Palmer Liberals
Seal of Kingswood.png Kingswood Innsmouth 4,529,698 Irvin Reed DSC
Seal of New Vernon.png New Vernon Dorchester 3,924,271 S.C. Louis Nationals
Seal of Providence.png Providence Harbington 1,654,563 Andrew Murray Liberals
Sheah Seal of Abhainn.png Abhainn Manning 2,029,698 Lachtín Ó Sluagháin Liberals
Seal of Cait Nua.png Cait Nua Ballincor 1,360,394 Glassán Ó Breislin Nationals
Seal of Ealagheann.png Ealaghleann Kilnagross 6,943,116 Sinéad Mhic Céin Liberals
Seal of Mhuire.png Mhuire Teampaill 256,398 Nuala Uí Máille Nationals
Seal of Na Naoimh.png Na Naoimh Na Naoimh 8,033,694 Téide Ní Síthigh DSC
Eastern Territory Seal of Casafont.png Casafont Sheldon 3,127,893 Morgan Hughes Liberals
Seal of Kanohasdi.png Kanohasdi Fort Dowell 1,928,345 Bill Wohali Indigenous
Seal of Lycoming.png Lycoming Morley 1,762,394 Travone Jackson Nationals

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Economy

Agriculture

Tourism

Transport

Energy

Science and technology

Demographics

Language

Religion

Ethnic groups

Education

Health

Culture

Art

Music

Cinema

Literature

Philosophy

Society

Architecture

National symbols

Fashion and design

Cuisine

Sport

Public holidays