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The Kingdom of Mizialand
Mizialand in Lorecia
|Official languages||French, Dutch, and German|
|Ethnic groups||75% Arlethian|
15% Native Mizia Tribes
6% Berber people
|Her Royal Highness Sophie Vincent|
• Prime Minister
• The Vincent Dynasty
|17 April 1912|
|114,200 km2 (44,100 sq mi)|
• 2018 estimate
|GDP (nominal)||2017 estimate|
|USD 1,437,047 million|
• Per capita
|Time zone||UTC+1:00 (MST)|
The Kingdom of Mizialand (French: La Mize, Dutch: Mizialand, German: Mizialand) is a constitutional monarchy classified as 'Liberal Democratic Socialists' (2018) by the WA, located in Western Lorecia, Astyria. It is neighbored by Noordenstaat to the north, Haguenau to the west and seprated from Scanonia in the east by the Euskania mountain range.
The northern and eastern portion of the country is bordered by the Euskania mountain range while the southern region is flat. Most of the population is concentrated on the central plateau and southern coast. The capital is Heleventia and the largest city is St. Louis.
The Kingdom was established on 17th April 1912 after Guérin Vincent overthrew the Sanchez Dynasty; which then culminated in a civil war that lasted for the next three years. In 1918, Guérin Vincent established the concept of "Mizia welfare state", one of the first countries in Astyria to do so. However, civil and political rights were suppressed, with the supporters of the Sanchez dynasty and the supporters of Republicanism either imprisoned or killed. The country made massive strides in term of health and education in the next few decades but unemployment and economic stagnation fueled civil unrest which culminated in anti establishment movements in the 1960s that were brutally suppressed. During the 1980s Queen AmberLynn LaPierre Vincent initiated the policies of State Capitalism and Special Economic Zones to successfully start economic growth. She also brought in the The Representation of People Act, an act which gave wide local powers to communes. Growth rate averaging over 12% for next two decades transformed the Kingdom into a wealthy, self-sufficient country. Mizialand remained one of the fastest growing economies in Astyria for much of its history; however a significant setback in December 2012 sent the country into a three year long recession which ended only in September 2015. The recession was triggered by a balance of payments and debt crises and average growth during this period was -1.5%. However, the country picked up growth in 2015 and is now enjoying a healthy growth rate of 2.5%.
Mizialand is unique in the aspect that for the last 100 years, since the fall of the Sanchez dynasty, all its rulers have been women. The marriage of HRH's brother Pierre Vincent to long time friend Hélène Vincent (née Françoise) and his subsequent withdrawal to any claim to the throne, puts Her Highness Hélène Vincent as the next in line to throne, thereby meaning that a woman will succeed HRH Sophie Vincent, in line with the trend of last 100 years.
For much of its history, Mizialand was a "semi constitutional monarchy" with Her Majesty's Government often describing itself as "one of the last remaining absolute monarchies, resistant to the interludes of time and winds of change". In 2016, HRH Queen Sophie Vincent abolished the absolute power of her throne and converted Mizialand into a "centrist parliamentary democracy". Thereafter the country became a constitutional Monarchy and held its first ever nation wide elections. The National Union for Democracy and Freedom emerged as the single largest party and Mr. Ben Vilke was elected as the Prime Minister. This transition has been hailed by the press and World Assembly as "remarkable" and "one of the most successful, not to mention one of the most peaceful of our times".
Mizialand has very high HDI of 92, which is one of the highest in Astyria. It maintains a very strong social welfare system providing universal healthcare and tertiary education for its citizens. It ranks highly in health care, public transport, income equality among other. Civil and political freedom have improved considerably in the recent years. Mizialand is a member of the Imperion Coalition and the Lorecian Community.
The Armed Forces of the Kingdom of Mizialand is the unified armed forces of Mizialand. It consists of the Ground Forces, Air and Air Defence Forces, Naval Forces, and Queen's Guard. They guarantee the preservation of the independence and sovereignty of the state and the integrity of its land area, territorial waters and airspace and its constitutional order. The armed forces of Mizialand act under the authority of the Ministry of Defence (earlier known as the Ministry of War and Defence).
According to 2018 Armed Forces Reformation Committee Report, the active strength of the armed forces is 221,567. Majority of the armed force consists of conscripts. All able bodied male citizens are conscripted at the age of 18 or as soon as they finish 11 or 12 years of schooling (depends on their course of study), whichever is later.
The Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces is the Prime Minister of Mizialand.