Macanoco

Principality of Macanoco

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Motto: “Adiuva nos Deus ditiores fiunt“
CapitalMacanoco (City)
Official languagesLysian, Anglish, Cristinese/Limonaian
Government
• Prince
Giovanni Mountkilpec
• Prime Minister
Sir Carter Astorothsburg
Area
• 
1,025 km2 (396 sq mi)
Population
• 2016 census
456,900 (Citizens) 670,990 (Nationals)
• Density
1,100/km2 (2,849.0/sq mi)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
€150.5 Billion (27th)
• Per capita
€142,000 (1st)
CurrencyEuro* (EUR)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+68
Patron saintSt Albert

Macanoco, officially the Principality of Macanoco (Lysian : Principauté de Macanoco), is a sovereign city-state located in mid Europa. Macanoco has an area of 1025 km2 and a population of about 1,100,000 . The country encompasses three duchies, six baronies and, through land reclamation, Macanoco’s landmass has expanded by ten percent, this land is owned by the Government and private developers, this has been practised over the last hundred years. Macanoco is known to be a playground for the rich and famous primarily due to its low tax laws, sprawling mansions and hot Mediterranean weather. Property prices and the number of millionaires are considered among the highest on Eurth.

The economy of the Principality of Macanoco is considered one of the most successful in the region, since the 19th century the economy is now opening to the tourism sector thanks to its climate, scenery, notably the Kilpec Coast and the construction of Macanoco International Airport as well as the Amalfi Casino District, since then, Macanoco has been a major tourist destination and ‘playground’ for the rich and famous of Eurth. For over two hundred years the banking sector has been a prominent and very important sector of the economy, many private banks had used the abundance of billionaires, low business taxes and tax haven status to set up business in the principality. The city of Macanoco has also grew as a glamorous spot thanks to many of the activities enjoyed by its populace and the sports played, the Macanoco Polo Association, the Macanoco Tennis Open, the Macanoco Golf Open and the world famous Macanoco Grand Prix are just some displays of the world famous sports scene.

Macanoco has been critisised for its immigration policies. The state has around 460,000 citizens, and over 800,000 nationals, to acquire citizenship, you must either have both parents be citizens (this doesn’t count if your parents became citizens following one’s 17th birthday), or go through the ministry for immigration’s department for citizenship, currently citizenship has an initial cost of €250,000 per person over the age of 30 (Ages 17-29 have a cost of €100,000-€200,000 depending on the MOI’s evaluation) then for the next 5 years one must spend or invest a further €250,000 within the principality, which isn’t very hard as property prices are some of the highest in the world. Once the initial payment is paid one receives a passport similar to a national, they receive a citizen’s passport within 2 months. Hundreds, sometimes thousands, emigrate as a citizen to the principality each year, providing millions, if not billions of euros each year, a majority of which is spent on infrastructure, services and education. The government has been criticised by the international community for allowing some of its citizens to commit certain crimes, whilst sentencing nationals, but that practice is now coming to an end. The scheme of citizens and nationals has been called segregation by critics, although both groups receive the same services and with further funding, nationals’ schools and infrastructure have been seen to be the same if not better than some parts of predominantly citizen inhabited areas. Although this is primarily due to cultural heritage laws which don’t allow destruction of old infrastructure.

Etymology

Macanoco comes from the Mendesian words Maca, meaning town or village, and Noco, which is five. The word refers to when there Macanoco was a collection of 5 settlements which united to form Astoria and Hapsburgen, the word was used prior to this by ancient scholars on maps, the word Macanoco has been noticed in many early maps, made prior to the principality’s founding.

History

Settlement

Europans were first known to have landed in what is now Macanoco in 1598. The first vessel was the Cristinese merchant ship, Santa Cristal, captained by Captain Alfonso DeKilpecco. These first settlers founded the modern town of Porto Carlo, now one of the country’s primary ports. Four other settlements were founded along Macanoco, three more by Cristinese merchants, and one by Lysian businessmen. The structure of Macanoco was mutually decided by a meeting of representatives of each town, they voted for the Cristinese DeKilpecco family, now called the Mountkilpec Family to rule as a monarch, with supervision from the families of the other representatives’ families, these would be later known as The Five Families Of Macanoco. The Principality of Macanoco was established in 1655, when the lysian town of Wendeax was captured by the Cristinese, the new principality became a banking and merchant hub for oncoming settlers, in 1700 the region had hundreds of thousands of people passing through it’s ports, and immigrants would exchange their money for new currencies in the newly independent of Argis and Alharu. The famous currency trader Emmanuel de Astorothsburg, moved to the bay of Giuseppe in 1701, and with funding from his family’s business, the Transadlantic Currency Trading Company, he founded the Transadlantic Company, once one of the largest financial giants in the world. Large Europan shipping companies dominated Macanoco, where they boasted some of the largest piers in the world, as thousands of ships would sail into and out of the state every year. His family would later marry and rename the DeMonte Family, replacing them in the five families.

Golden Age of Macanoco

The DeCante Act of 1810 created the Citinati System in Macanoco, as people were immigrating in numbers, the government decided to take advantage of this influx of people. The first paid Citizen was Arthur Montblanc and his family, a wealthy group from Western Europa, he paid €1,000 for himself and his wife, and €100 each for his two children. The cost of Citizenship has risen with inflation, generally staying within 100,000-300,000 in modern euros. The Citizens of Macanoco were given many privileges over the nationals, this sought many newly wealthy people to Macanoco and with new communications infrastructure, namely the telegram, and increased speed of letter transport, Industrialists and Financiers dominated the country, purchasing sprawling mansions along the coastline. Extravagant parties were held, some of which had thousands of staff and entertainers.

The Harrington Act of 1890 abolished taxes for Citizens, whilst rising tax for nationals, this created a growing unrest. The rich only got richer as banks and wealth managers blossomed, brining further overseas investment into Macanoco.

Geography

Climate

Climate data for Macanoco International Airport 6 metres (20 feet) (1981–2015)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 23.8
(74.8)
23.5
(74.3)
26.5
(79.7)
27.8
(82)
31.0
(87.8)
36.5
(97.7)
36.6
(97.9)
36.6
(97.9)
38.4
(101.1)
32.0
(89.6)
28.4
(83.1)
23.8
(74.8)
38.4
(101.1)
Average high °C (°F) 15.7
(60.3)
15.9
(60.6)
17.7
(63.9)
19.7
(67.5)
22.7
(72.9)
26.8
(80.2)
29.7
(85.5)
30.3
(86.5)
27.7
(81.9)
24.0
(75.2)
19.6
(67.3)
16.7
(62.1)
22.2
(72)
Daily mean °C (°F) 11.9
(53.4)
12.1
(53.8)
13.7
(56.7)
15.6
(60.1)
18.6
(65.5)
22.6
(72.7)
25.6
(78.1)
26.3
(79.3)
23.8
(74.8)
20.2
(68.4)
15.9
(60.6)
13.1
(55.6)
18.3
(64.9)
Average low °C (°F) 8.1
(46.6)
8.3
(46.9)
9.6
(49.3)
11.4
(52.5)
14.6
(58.3)
18.4
(65.1)
21.4
(70.5)
22.2
(72)
19.9
(67.8)
16.5
(61.7)
12.3
(54.1)
9.5
(49.1)
14.3
(57.7)
Record low °C (°F) −1.2
(29.8)
0.2
(32.4)
1.0
(33.8)
3.4
(38.1)
7.6
(45.7)
10.0
(50)
15.9
(60.6)
16.5
(61.7)
12.1
(53.8)
8.5
(47.3)
2.4
(36.3)
1.1
(34)
−1.2
(29.8)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 162 166 211 246 272 299 334 305 236 205 157 151 2,744
Percent possible sunshine 52 54 57 63 63 67 72 70 66 60 52 54 60.8
Source: Royal Environment Institute